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  • I know I've had a good workout when...

    7/28/2015 7:21:38 AM, by ABBYANDYNME

    my clothes have to be thrown in the laundry room because they stink too badly to leave in the hamper in the bedroom!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/28/2015 1:31:42 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " You are what you do, not what you say you'll do." - Carl Jung... Read more

  • Tuesday

    7/27/2015 11:38:08 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sending light love joy happiness prayers and peace hugs... Read more

  • It's Raining! is not an EXCUSE!

    7/27/2015 5:33:08 PM, by DETERMINED_SOUL

    I truly need to overcome this excuse. As long as I have been living my new healthy lifestyle, I have hated running. Running is not something I am fond of, at all. I feel good when I run and it is truly a great addition to the rest of my routine, however I use the raining excuse not to run. I... Read more

  • 20 Words That Change Your Life

    7/27/2015 12:20:53 PM, by MOCNVW23

    BEGIN Take charge of your life by beginning something you've always wanted to do. If your goal seems overwhelming, start small. By daring to begin the life you've always wanted, you become energized. IMAGINE your imagination has no boundaries... Dreaming about something is the first step towa... Read more

  • it's monday

    7/27/2015 12:09:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very warm and humid day here today. the next few days are going to be the same. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. she says hi to all of mommy's friends. the birds say cheep,cheep. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Affirmation

    7/27/2015 1:44:03 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I boldly set sail with courage and intent. I hold my course with focused attention and relentless commitment, as I weather the storms of life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/26/2015 10:05:15 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." - Langston Hughes... Read more

  • More fab new merchandise to Found Objekt~A Consign & Design Gallery...

    7/26/2015 5:47:08 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    My apologies...I guess turning photos upside down is perhaps Spark's way of discouraging the posting of them? Am I wrong...another little snafu in my state of annoyance this Sunday! 213 Hi my sparkling friends! it's been a few weeks since we got these lovely items into our consignment gallery... Read more

  • Summer 5% Challenge Weigh In Pic Week 4

    7/25/2015 12:13:51 PM, by GOODGETNBETR

    Happy Saturday! Not sure how I got here (ok, I have a clue) but all I can say is our bodies are amazing. Weighed in on Wednesday and was up and even though I figured it was water and what I ate Monday and esp. Tuesday I just started reapplying eating less with IF and stepping up the exercise a ... Read more

  • Spicy lab update. End of July

    7/25/2015 10:16:05 AM, by FITJEN48

    As I scraped the last bits of Magic Shell from the tiny crevices of a Solo cup, it was as if Nextflix began rapidly streaming random sound bites and film clips through my mind. Only the footage featured all my thoughts on food. "Who eats ice cream for breakfast. What's wrong with you?" and "Rem... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/25/2015 1:56:39 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Know that you are loved." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/24/2015 10:26:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! yay! it will be a very warm and humid one,though. i am prepared and so is my daughter. all of the birds are ok and say hi. i have some errands to run before it gets too hot outside. have a great day,everyone and a wonderful weekend!... Read more

  • Big things happened this week.

    7/24/2015 10:22:50 AM, by SAABSTORY

    Well what a difference a week can make in your life. Well actually a few days, I am just now getting a chance to put it on paper. First my son graduating basic training and then on Saturday, I didn’t find out till Tuesday, my oldest daughter got engaged. So two pretty big events happening... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/24/2015 9:24:10 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because her trust is not on the branch but on its own wings. Always believe in yourself." - rawforbeauty.com... Read more

  • Bloat, bloat, bloat.

    7/23/2015 9:24:50 PM, by JUMP_AT_THE_SUN

    Body, why is it like clockwork on a monthly cycle, my midsection balloons out and puts my other circumferences to shame? Don't get me wrong, I enjoy the baffled expressions on people who think I gain and lose 15lbs every month. But jeans. JEANS. And oh yeah the discomfort. Can't we go through ... Read more

  • Whats this life for you ask?

    7/23/2015 6:07:58 PM, by MOCNVW23

    Sometimes I sit and think what is this life for. I would think that all the time while I was in my deep depression. I always thought what is the sense of all of this. This whole month of July has been a month I honestly do not want to repeat either in a very long time or even never again. Last night... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/23/2015 9:40:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    i applied for a few more jobs today. i will continue to do so until i get something. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i finally had a chance to try out some of my new exercise dvds and i am really enjoying them. i am so glad i treated myself to some new ones. now i am even mor... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/23/2015 2:43:46 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " It's never too late for a new beginning in your life." Joyce Meyers... Read more

  • I LOVE to read...check out this awesome reading challenge! :-))

    7/22/2015 8:13:58 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    149 I LOVE to read! If I could just curl up and read as much as I felt like during a rainy Florida day I'd be all IN! Of course that is totally impossible with the crazy busy life that DH and I lead...but one day I shall take the time to read all day if I choose to! My mother was a photo ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/22/2015 2:40:58 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful summer day here today! my daughter's off to day camp for the afternoon. she really enjoys going there. she met up with two of her friends on the weekend and they had lots of fun. all the birds say cheep,cheep! i am keeping up with my online courses so far and i just finished one of them ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/22/2015 11:20:26 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt... Read more

  • Life style changes

    7/22/2015 11:09:25 AM, by LDFRANCO

    Is there anyone in your life that is benefiting from your lifestyle changes? Yes! My kids are benefiting. They are taking cues from mom and picking fruits and veggies for snacks. My oldest is loving bell peppers with a dip and my youngest loves most fruits, esp apples pears grapes and oranges.... Read more

  • update on mom and my shoulders

    7/21/2015 1:50:18 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    update on my mom and my shoulders also want to let you know that Mom did not get her aductor splint off today she must wear it the whole time... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/21/2015 10:10:16 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Live a Life of Bold and Courageous Action Inspired by Powerful Dreams." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay,com... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/20/2015 10:44:30 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " You see things and you say, Why ? But I dream things that never were and say, Why not George Bernard Shaw... Read more

  • Response to a Message board post - Getting sleep before that interview

    7/20/2015 4:24:21 PM, by DETERMINED_SOUL

    I was very long-winded with a response to a message board post in which the member asked for some suggestions. I thought that it may be a good idea to share the information here because I want to pass on great tips for getting sleep. Sleep is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle, un... Read more

  • The Next Few Weeks

    7/20/2015 3:15:06 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    As part of this weekend's WEC, I am supposed to write a blog about the first 9 weeks of this round of the BLC. This is my first round as a Honey Badger. The Honey Badgers are amazing! Tough, no excuses with an emphasis is on exercise and nutrition. Just what I need! I have learned a lot this ro... Read more

  • I met my hero last Wednesday and Thursday

    7/20/2015 12:40:21 PM, by SAABSTORY

    I met my hero last week. It wasn’t the first time we had met. As a matter of fact I have known him all his life. I was there the day he was born. He is my son. And he is now a soldier in the Ohio National Guard. And he graduated Basic Combat Training on Thursday of last week. When he le... Read more

  • Three Ways To Silence The Negative Voices Inside My Own Head

    7/20/2015 11:03:07 AM, by MAKEITBETTER

    I have an enemy that's been stalking me for most of my life. It's the voice inside my head that mimics the hurtful things I've been told for so long. It's the voice inside my head that says I can't, I won't, and I don't deserve the good things of life. It's the voice that says I'm fat and ugly and s... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/19/2015 11:23:43 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Love does not claim posession, but gives freedom." - Rabindranath Tagore... Read more

  • Summer 5% Challenge Weigh In Pic Week 3

    7/19/2015 12:45:47 PM, by GOODGETNBETR

    Hi all. Been keeping up with the IF most days of the week but now I'm trying to incorporate more weight bearing exercises. GF recently gave me some workout DVDs (hint, hint:) so I'm going to start incorporating those. Still working on the food but I feel it has gotten better. Now just need... Read more

  • it's sunday

    7/19/2015 12:04:59 PM, by MOMMY445

    another warm and humid day, with a chance of thunderstorms later this afternoon here. my daughter and i are keeping well hydrated and cool today. all of the birds are okay and say hi. i just got back my marks for an assignment i did in french and i aced it! i feel great! i know that the efforts i am... Read more

  • I hate weeds in my Garden

    7/19/2015 11:02:14 AM, by GARDENCHRIS

    I spent as much time, as it did not rain, in my garden yesterday. I hate having let it go this long. I do like my garden neat and tidy. Water is good for the garden, just not the amounts we have had this year! I think we have broken a 100 year record. anyway the garden was a mess. I have ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/19/2015 12:26:21 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest." - Mohandsa ( Mahatma ) Gandhi... Read more

  • 6 questions I think I and or we should ask ourselves

    7/18/2015 9:26:39 PM, by MOCNVW23

    I have been doing some reading and trying to find ways to make sure this works for me this time around. I have learned of some motivators to help me along but also thought and knew that there were and are more things I should be thinking about. 1. What's my motivation? Why do you want to los... Read more

  • it's saturday

    7/18/2015 7:32:41 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very warm and humid day here today. my daughter and i kept cool. she says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! we went to a park that has a water splash area and even i got wet. it certainly kept me cool and my daughter had a blast! I love to see her so happy. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Kitties in my mom's backyard;

    7/18/2015 1:46:57 PM, by MARLINDA5

    My mom has outside cats - the kitties are Butchie (a girl) and Pepper (a boy). She can't have a lot of cats inside her house - these are strays that we feed. The kitties have their moms around keeping them company. My mom likes the kitties - Butchie lets us pick her up but Pepper doesn't al... Read more

  • Two Truths and One Dream

    7/18/2015 4:03:59 AM, by ASH_CLEMENT

    As part of the Biggest Loser challenge have been asked to make a blog with two truths about myself and one dream and the other team members are to guess which of that is my dream. So here are two truths about myself and one dream of mine. 1. I love dancing and I am trained bharathnatyam dancer.... Read more

  • DH’s MEDIUM SHIRT FITS?!!!

    7/17/2015 10:19:53 AM, by -COURT-

    Oh no, how can that be? How can my DH’s shirt fit….no, it doesn’t fit because it is Tight around my hips. Uh oh! This is not good. Although he does have skinny hips. THPTHBPHTH !! (raspberries) Okay, I’ve found my notebook showing my exercises from back in November, 2010 and f... Read more

  • FINDING WHAT MOTIVATES YOU

    7/16/2015 11:31:05 PM, by MOCNVW23

    My last few posts have been about me trying to figure out what I feel is going to work for me and whats not going to work, as well as what I have tried in the past and what I think make work the changes I think I can make, and what I feel is or may work for me. As many of you know I have a lo... Read more

  • Will Rogers quotes:

    7/16/2015 1:34:15 PM, by -COURT-

    1) “Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people that they don't like.” 2) “I never met a man that I didn't like.” 3) “Don't let yesterday take up too much of today” I like this one: 4) “There are two theories to ar... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/16/2015 12:33:17 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature." - Socrates... Read more

  • How Important Are Good Friends?

    7/16/2015 9:32:31 AM, by MAKEITBETTER

    I am forcing myself to be social after years of backing out of life because I felt so embarrassed and ashamed of my body and my lack of self discipline. I did not want my friends to see me fat. Period. So I declined offers and did not have the parties I wanted to have. This summer I decided to chang... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/16/2015 9:01:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful sunny day here today! woo hoo! i am ready to get my day going. my daughter is ready to go,too. all of the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Can't lose momentum

    7/16/2015 12:17:18 AM, by JUMP_AT_THE_SUN

    When we begin to see results or reach a goal, the work has only just begun. I've lost some weight now and improved muscle tone. While I'm still largely incapacitated by pain and injury, I've noted that my hip is at least serving its intended function (connecting my leg to my body), and even my rig... Read more

  • Weight loss mentor

    7/15/2015 4:09:48 PM, by LDFRANCO

    Do you have a weight loss mentor in your life? I do. I have a good friend that is an RKC II instructor who started me on a new way of getting fit. She encouraged me every step of the way and showed me how lifting weights is the best thing that women can do for their health. Getting strong phys... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/15/2015 12:09:13 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have." - Margaret Mead... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/15/2015 9:12:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful summer day! woo hoo! my daughter and her soccer team won their game last night 2-0! yay! today, she will be off to day camp this afternoon. she really enjoys going there. she also likes to read,too. so i encourage her and let her see me reading as often as possible. all the birds say hi.... Read more

  • Empowered

    7/14/2015 11:26:51 AM, by LDFRANCO

    I am feeling empowered and motivated to stay on track today!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/14/2015 10:08:42 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools." - Martin Luther King, Jr.... Read more

  • Completed my first KettleBell Workout

    7/14/2015 12:28:43 AM, by NIELSENSLADY

    So I got in about 90 swings today. It was so fluid. I don't even feel like I'm working out until I get to 40 and then my legs start to feel a little jelly like. I used a lighter dumbbell to help me get through some sets so I was using 25 for about half and 15 for half. I don't really hurt too mu... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/14/2015 12:22:03 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Prefer the honourable to the expedient." - Horace... Read more

  • it's monday

    7/13/2015 9:20:45 PM, by MOMMY445

    another warm and humid day here today. everyone is keeping well hydrated and cool. tomorrow is the last warm and humid day for a few days. there will be some much needed rain here tomorrow. all of the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • It's a beautiful day

    7/13/2015 4:04:14 PM, by DETERMINED_SOUL

    It's so hard to get any work done today - it is gorgeous outside. I have situated my desk so that it faces the large windows. I love being able to look outside while I work because nature is full of inspiration for me. Plus, I like being able to see my dogs when they are outside so I know whe... Read more

  • I Have A Really Big Butt And That's Okay Because...

    7/13/2015 4:03:17 PM, by MAKEITBETTER

    I've been living in denial. I only see the front of me. Two dimensional. Flat planed. I don't look so bad, especially in my bathroom mirror that is pretty forgiving in the right light. Well, the vacation photos tell a very different story. I've been staring at them wondering who is in my body. That'... Read more

  • Motivated

    7/13/2015 11:28:14 AM, by LDFRANCO

    Today I am feeling motivated. I have my wedding album out on my desk as a reminder of how I looked and felt at that weight. Even if I never reach that weight, just getting close to it will feel great. Today's reminder is to focus on the small 5lb goals. I need to remember that and also to not sabota... Read more

  • Found me a mentor!

    7/13/2015 1:08:19 AM, by NIELSENSLADY

    I spend so much time at home I often find myself doing research. I had a Beachbody program called Pump. I got it last Christmas for $45. Well I decided I wanted to find something else to do and put it up for sale on eBay and it sold for $250. Apparently it was discontinued which is why it sold f... Read more

  • 3 good things

    7/13/2015 12:33:11 AM, by RUBYSLIPPERS

    No alcohol Completed all workouts Sweated like crazy... Read more

  • Lasik on the lenses of my life.

    7/12/2015 10:25:57 PM, by FITJEN48

    For years I've struggled with anxiety. For a bajillion reasons, some self inflicted, others helped along by people. Within the last year, I have to say my perception of my hubby has changed quite a bit and I feel like the lenses that cloud my vision of his intentions toward me are clearing up quite... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/12/2015 6:54:48 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Don't lose hope. When the sun goes down, the stars come out." Unknown... Read more

  • My Stress levels , and Spark Friends!

    7/12/2015 1:21:54 PM, by GARDENCHRIS

    Morning all! This is a bit long sorry, but there is a point to it A little background. I work at a Department of Motor Vehicles issuing CDL Drivers licenses. A CDL License is for anyone driving a big rig tractor/trailer or Bus. I have been with this agency for almost 30 years. I have seen ... Read more

  • Weight Loss 2.0 Check In #2

    7/12/2015 11:07:02 AM, by FITGRL124

    Okay folks - advice, help, etc!!!!!!! I need it. However you look at it, I need it. I don't understand why I get fired up and get to feeling great, doing good things for my body (eating lots of fruits and vegetables, exercising and drinking plenty of water) and then 530 like a firework, it all c... Read more

  • Back on the Wagon

    7/12/2015 9:29:06 AM, by MANDI628

    It's hard to say "back on" cuz I never really got on in the first place. I haven't yet stuck with it long enough to make a difference. I see a lot of posts and comments about "clean eating", and I didn't realize until recently, that I've always eaten that way. About 90% of my diet for about 90% of ... Read more

  • Summer 5% Challenge Weigh In Pics Week 1 & 2

    7/11/2015 11:50:41 PM, by GOODGETNBETR

    Week 1 - Decided to get back to intermittent fasting and once again it works. Week 2 - The 4th and several days after I went back to mostly old patterns of eating: too much and too often. Got back to watching cals and IF on Wednesday and it helped turns things back in the right directi... Read more

  • it's saturday

    7/11/2015 7:23:40 PM, by MOMMY445

    another relaxing day here today. everyone is keeping cool today. all of the birds say hi. i am getting more caught up with my online courses. my daughter is sooo happy these days. which makes this mommy very happy. my good friend treated me to some clothes today,that fit me well now. i am so glad to... Read more

  • One way to get your exercise

    7/11/2015 4:44:37 PM, by MOCNVW23

    Well about 3 weeks ago my family doctor sent me for one physical therapy appointment for them to give me some exercises I cold do at home to help strengthen my bad weak leg due from nerve damage, and also to make sure I got the right strengths of bands to use. I have been having issues doing the exe... Read more

  • Getting back on track

    7/11/2015 4:31:34 PM, by LDFRANCO

    When it comes to exercise, I am really good at being consistent, but I could use improvement in intensity. I always show up to work out 3-4x per week but I am terrible at gauging my activity level, as in how intense I need to go. For instance, how much weight I lift, the speed and amount of rest I ... Read more

  • solution ( only one can try )

    7/11/2015 4:14:05 PM, by MOCNVW23

    Okay here is the thing. I haven't been on much for a few reasons, 1. is I was spending as much time with Jack while he was here for 5 days as I could being it will be about 3 weeks before we can get together again. 2. Now that my son has decided to stay with me full time except for weekends instead ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/11/2015 2:36:38 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " If it's important enough to complain about, it is important enough to take action on. Either accept it, or change it." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link yo DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • What I Learned From Doing The Hard Thing

    7/11/2015 8:57:23 AM, by MAKEITBETTER

    I'm back from a week of camping and driving and spending time with two of my sons and lots of healthy people. I dread going because I truly am the only person whose body does not reflect a healthy lifestyle. But in facing the folks who make heath a priority, I learn a lot. First, people are wonderfu... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    7/10/2015 10:47:47 PM, by MOMMY445

    the minions movie was great! my daughter really enjoyed it! it was so worth it to get the tickets ahead for her to go with me and her grandparents. afterwards, they treated us to supper. so no one had to cook today. a day to enjoy the nice weather here. i had an interview for an upcoming job this mo... Read more

  • Happy Weekend

    7/10/2015 4:43:30 PM, by POSEY440

    Just wanted to tell you all to have a Happy Weekend summers are so nice. ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/10/2015 11:56:32 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Dare to dream of your great success. Become intimate with those things which deeply motivate you and regularly work toward the realization of that mission." - Mary Anne Radmacher... Read more

  • My interval timer

    7/10/2015 11:43:21 AM, by --MAY--

    Here it is: It is the easyist Timer I have used, though it did take me a few Min. To figure it out!! I do wish Spark could make it so the picture would not be sideways!! Does anyone know how to make it straight? I tried taking it verticle and horizontal, it does not matter they all show up V... Read more

  • mom's surgery and my shoulders

    7/9/2015 10:18:50 AM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    about mom's surgery and my shoulders plus other things... Read more

  • My ongoing quest for happy & healthy! Great brain info! :-))

    7/9/2015 8:35:59 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    Here I am with the hubs...the total and complete love of my life. This is after he drove 4 1/2 hours to join me in Orlando last month after I wound up my 'girls trip'. My dear friend Erin graciously offered us the timeshare for the rest of the week after they had to leave on Monday to go bac... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/9/2015 1:26:30 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Every moment wasted looking back keeps us from moving forward." - Hilary Clinton... Read more

  • Ready to begin again. Again.

    7/8/2015 2:10:42 PM, by SAABSTORY

    Ready to start again. And again. And again. I know I am not alone in this. I know probably most of here have been in this position before. And here I am again, ready to start this journey another time. Sadly I can’t recall how many times I have tried to start this. Most likely that is a... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/8/2015 8:43:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today! woo hoo! my daughter was very happy to see me yesterday and with all the minion stuff i brought with me for her. she was definitely not expecting it. to see her face light up is a joy each and every time for me. all of the birds say hi! i am making great progress in... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/8/2015 1:28:33 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can't change. Life's too short to be anything...but happy." - Anonymous... Read more

  • Cloud Monster !

    7/7/2015 10:15:30 PM, by --MAY--

    Look at the cool Pic I took driving back from CT. Took it somwhere in Maryland!!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/7/2015 10:41:52 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Jesus preached more and taught more about helping the poor and the sick and the hungry than he did about heaven and hell. Shouldn't that tell us something ? " - John Grisham... Read more

  • I'm on day 7 of mostly RAW eating...down 5.5 lb YIP!

    7/7/2015 10:23:47 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    9 I think I may actually be getting somewhere on this new diet plan. Heaven knows I've been searching high and low for something that my body will respond to that doesn't require a TON of cooking or eating crappy chemical laden food. I started off with a 4 day completely RAW detox plan and los... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    7/7/2015 9:42:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    another hot and humid day here today. it is calling for some rain this afternoon, with a chance of a thunderstorm later on. then there will be some cooler days after that. my daughter is soooooooo excited about seeing the minions movie this friday. she is a huge fan! i got her some other minion toys... Read more

  • Recovery after completeing my Goal of 3 Half Marathons in less than 90 days

    7/7/2015 7:38:31 AM, by SUNSHINEYOURWAY

    I am so proud of my comeback to Running. Last year I did my first Half Marathon since moving to NC to care for my mother and major surgery. The last one was in Clearwater, FL (Gulf Beaches Half) in Jan. 2010. This year I set a goal of running 3 Half Marathons in less th... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/6/2015 11:56:08 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Anger is like a thorn in the heart." - Yiddish Proverb... Read more

  • and just when you think your alright.....

    7/6/2015 7:46:44 PM, by TODAYIAM

    I know that I can do this. So what is my problem?! ME ME ME!! I decided to do some taebo today because Mondays are my hardest motivation days. I did it but, right before I was going to do it my youngest daughter looked at my sweat band on my forehead and told me I looked funny. Now normally I would ... Read more

  • Respect your dream.

    7/6/2015 6:35:48 PM, by FITJEN48

    I've assigned some meaning to the way others have treated me that, if I let it, can really bog me down and leave me feeling so insignificant and hurt. I've been cheated on. I've been ridiculed. I've even been left to bleed internally for over an hour before an ambulance was called so people could ge... Read more

  • a warm and humid summer day

    7/6/2015 7:58:38 AM, by MOMMY445

    another hot day here today. tomorrow, it will be hot again, with quite a bit of rain. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am taking it easy today and i do not have too much planned to do. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/5/2015 11:55:03 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Beautiful things happen in your life when you distance yourself from the negative." - Unknown Author... Read more

  • it's sunday

    7/5/2015 1:02:15 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has started. let's see what the week brings. i have already worked on three of my online courses today. that is a great start to my week academically. it is very hot and humid here today.i am keeping cool and well hydrated and so is my daughter. all of the birds are okay and say hi. have ... Read more

  • Spicy Sparkologist Week 6: July experiment update.

    7/5/2015 11:10:01 AM, by FITJEN48

    Experiments are great as long as they are helping you come to a conclusion. And my first 6 weeks as a Spicy Sparkologist has certainly done that. Here is a major lesson I learned in those first 6 weeks. Plans don't work unless you work the plan. I'm definitely a planner. Most people I know woul... Read more

  • Happy 4th of July

    7/4/2015 7:08:53 PM, by POSEY440

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  • Today's Inspiration

    7/4/2015 1:26:50 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." -Albert Einstein... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    7/4/2015 12:32:08 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Be gentle with the earth." - Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/3/2015 12:39:29 PM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! my daughter says hi! all the birds say cheep,cheep! i am taking it easy today. have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend! happy fourth of july to all who celebrate it!... Read more

  • 4 days RAW eating yields 3.5 pound loss..whoop da! Wetland creature visit with pics.

    7/3/2015 9:45:49 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    104 I'm SO excited that I've held to my RAW eating detox diet for 4 days! I can't say I LOVED it...but I sure like my friendly scale at the moment. I know that I'll have to modify it to be about 80% raw with some hot foods added in. Anything above 118 degrees is technically not considered r... Read more

  • Spark Coach

    7/3/2015 8:48:10 AM, by LDFRANCO

    Today I am at the spot on Spark Coach where they have their clients write in a blog. I like writing, but I don't feel like a writer so most of my writing gets tucked away somewhere private usually. BUT, with that said, today, I want to write about how insane my week has been. We are currently... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/2/2015 11:49:55 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny summer day here today. had a great time with my daughter yesterday! to see her so happy makes my day. all of the birds say hi. have a great day,everyone!... Read more