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  • SPOILER...

    7/31/2014 11:06:54 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Spiritually mature obedience is “the Savior’s obedience.” It is motivated by true love for Heavenly Father and His Son. When we willingly obey, as our Savior did, we cherish the words of our Heavenly Father." —Robert D. Hale... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    7/30/2014 12:11:23 PM, by JLAMING263

    "You do not need to see the Savior, as the Apostles did, to experience the same transformation. Your testimony of Christ, born of the Holy Ghost, can help you look past the disappointing endings in mortality and see the bright future that the Redeemer of the world has prepared." —Dieter F. Uchtdor... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    7/29/2014 10:54:09 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Love is the very essence of the gospel, and Jesus Christ is our Exemplar. His life was a legacy of love. The sick He healed; the downtrodden He lifted; the sinner He saved. At the end the angry mob took His life. And yet there rings from Golgotha’s hill the words: 'Father, forgive them; for they kn... Read more

  • Looooong Day

    7/28/2014 11:34:36 PM, by BARBANNA

    Worked late today so I got home late, worked out late, showered late, feed the animal late and now I am going to bed late. Have a great day tomorrow!... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    7/28/2014 12:24:05 PM, by JLAMING263

    "By His Atonement and Resurrection, Jesus Christ has overcome all aspects of the Fall. Physical death will be temporary, and even spiritual death has an end, in that all come back into the presence of God, at least temporarily, to be judged. We can have ultimate trust and confidence in His power to ... Read more

  • Fantastic Time At The Lake

    7/27/2014 9:37:00 PM, by BARBANNA

    We invited some of my daughters friends to the lake with us. It was fantastic, one of them had never sailed, so he loved it. The weather was excellent and the wind was just right for sailing. I worked out before we left and got an extra workout swimming in place at the lake for 45 min. while wai... Read more

  • Day 105 Update: Hot!

    7/27/2014 8:51:38 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hope everyone is having a great weekend and ready for a positive week of taking one small step at a time to reach your goals! Today is Day 105 of my streak. It’s been a hot weekend out here in the SF Bay Area with temperatures close to 100 yesterday and still hot today though a little cooler. ... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    7/26/2014 10:01:03 AM, by JLAMING263

    "When we speak of faith—the faith that can move mountains—we are not speaking of faith in general but of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ can be bolstered as we learn about Him and live our religion. The doctrine of Jesus Christ was designed by the Lord to help us incre... Read more

  • The Journey of My Faith with learning about My Breast Cancer.

    7/26/2014 4:53:55 AM, by HARTINGL52

    This summer was going to be the summer of rest and relief so I thought. Boy it was everything from that. Starting on June 18 when I went for my delayed mammogram due to school commitments and coaching obligations (I am a teacher and a volleyball coach which both jobs I enjoy) I put off until scho... Read more

  • It's Friday!

    7/25/2014 11:03:18 PM, by BARBANNA

    My daughter sang the National Anthem at a baseball game. She was great!! We stayed to watch the game and it was sad. Out team lost big time so we left before it was over to get something to eat. I had a salad and Blackened Salmon. It was okay, my husband cooks it better. Tomorrow we are sai... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    7/25/2014 11:10:55 AM, by JLAMING263

    "As true disciples, may we offer our willing hearts and our helping hands to hasten His work. … It does not matter if we are not yet perfect and complete. We are devoted disciples who reach out and help each other along the way." —Linda K. Burton... Read more

  • Great Day

    7/24/2014 11:15:06 PM, by BARBANNA

    I took today off to prepare for another contract doing Home Health which requires a lot of computer training. Unfortunately the company has not sent the material for me to use so I just used the day to get caught up on household work. It was so relaxing to be at home and go at my own pace. I'... Read more

  • Day 102 Update: I Love It When A Plan Comes Together

    7/24/2014 6:01:57 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Today is Day 102 of the 10+ streak. I’m at 20 minutes so far today – including 3 minutes of calf raises while waiting for an appointment. Good news! My boys have decided that they would like to start their own 10 or more fitness minutes streak – yesterday was Day 1 of tracking it for both of ... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    7/24/2014 10:50:29 AM, by JLAMING263

    "There is no age barrier when it comes to Christlike service. … As we look beyond our differences in age, culture, and circumstance to nurture and serve one another, we will be filled with the pure love of Christ and the inspiration which leads us to know when and whom to serve." —Bonnie L. Oscars... Read more

  • Another Long Day

    7/23/2014 11:11:50 PM, by BARBANNA

    I worked another 10 hours and this one seemed worse than yesterday for the amount of heavy duty lifting and major labor. The day was good but one of the pts I saw was mean. He is the former president of the local University, so I was greatly disappointed. He was being rude and arrogant. I cut hi... Read more

  • Day 101 Update: Teaching My Boys to Jump Rope

    7/23/2014 8:19:46 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi everyone! Today is Day 101 of the 10+ streak – first first day of the second 100. I’m currently at 45 minutes for the day. Today’s highlight was teaching my boys to jump rope. It was an interesting experience. My oldest got the hang of it quickly and I helped him set small goals to d... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    7/23/2014 10:23:20 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Obedience makes us progressively stronger, capable of faithfully enduring tests and trials in the future. Obedience in Gethsemane prepared the Savior to obey and endure to the end on Golgotha." —Robert D. Hales... Read more

  • HoneyMoon Phase

    7/22/2014 8:50:55 PM, by BARBANNA

    I am loving my new work location. I worked over 10 hours today and then drove 2 home so it's late and I am tired. I did get my workout done and plan to eat light and healthy. Have a cool hump day and be safe!... Read more

  • Day 100 Update: New Project – Back To My Roots

    7/22/2014 8:45:04 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Woohoo – today is Day 100 of the 10 or more fitness minutes streak! I’m at 33 minutes so far today. Yesterday’s funny fitness highlight is that my car had a flat tire from a slow leak. So, I used a bike pump to pump it back up – talk about practical fitness minutes :). I was just telling som... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    7/22/2014 10:55:03 AM, by JLAMING263

    "God’s purpose is 'to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.' That is fundamental to all we do. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in things that we find fascinating or become so consumed by mundane responsibilities that we lose sight of God’s objectives. As you consistently focus your l... Read more

  • Home Late

    7/21/2014 10:13:41 PM, by BARBANNA

    No time to discuss anything other than share that I had a great day. I worked long distance in a large medical center and enjoyed it. Hope everyone had a good one. Got my exercise for the day and ate within my range. WOO HOO!... Read more

  • Day 99 Update: Celebrity Wife Swap

    7/21/2014 2:54:32 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Day 99 Update: Celebrity Wife Swap Today is Day 99 of the 10 or more fitness minutes streak – one more to triple digits! I got over the 10 minute hurdle with a morning workout of mini-trampoline, pushups, and stretching. Nice and easy. Good luck this week to all the other Streakers out the... Read more

  • Rain rain go away

    7/21/2014 10:38:11 AM, by BURNSBJ

    Well, I planned on starting my running this morning since it is every other day and Tuesday is ACLS class I decided to start today instead of yesterday. Also, it was supposed to rain yesterday and be clearer today. However, the weather has a mind of its own and I woke up this am to rain and storms. ... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    7/21/2014 9:03:13 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Focusing on serving our brothers and sisters can guide us to make divine decisions in our daily lives and prepares us to value and love what the Lord loves. In so doing, we witness by our very lives that we are His disciples. When we are engaged in His work, we feel His Spirit with us. We grow in t... Read more

  • Pawpaw's ring

    7/20/2014 11:33:12 PM, by BURNSBJ

    When I was a child my grandfather would sit me on his knee, show me his wedding ring and tell me that when I got married he would give it to me. Or if I pass before then I will leave it to you, he would say. He passed several years ago, before I started medical school and well before my marriag... Read more

  • The Big 59 Today

    7/20/2014 10:00:30 PM, by BARBANNA

    Celebrated my Bday with family. I was mad at my hubby for two days so he went overboard for the last to days to win me back. He also made my special day fantastic. We had a great family day with just enough time to connect with my siblings, workout and go out to dinner! Have a great week and... Read more

  • Day 98 Update: Have a great week!

    7/20/2014 9:54:14 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone Today is Day 98 of the streak. It was a pretty quiet day here – a highlight was a good Sunday afternoon nap :). Hope everyone had a good weekend and is ready to take one small step at a time this week to reach goals together! Oh, here’s a photo of our chicken named Snoozy ... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    7/20/2014 1:26:18 PM, by JLAMING263

    "Obedience makes us progressively stronger, capable of faithfully enduring tests and trials in the future. Obedience in Gethsemane prepared the Savior to obey and endure to the end on Golgotha." —Robert D. Hales,... Read more

  • Well Glad That is Over

    7/19/2014 8:58:17 PM, by BURNSBJ

    I took my level 1 boards today. Here's to me passing! I felt good going into lunch but the second 200 questions really beat me down. By the time I got to the last section my brain was fried. I had a 4 hour drive back so didn't get to do my walking yesterday or today, looking fo... Read more

  • Day 97 Update: Rolling Stones Workout (Song of the Day)!

    7/19/2014 8:17:24 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Happy Saturday Everyone! Today is Day 97 of the 10 or more fitness minutes streak. I’m currently at 42 minutes spread throughout the day in small doses. I started something fun today: Now when I do exercises like pushups, crunches, lunges, plank, lower back, light weights, etc., I’ll do ... Read more

  • Exercise As Therapy- It's Out of The Bag

    7/19/2014 6:46:47 PM, by BARBANNA

    I know it's not wise to exercise when you are sick...... but it serves a much more valuable purpose for me. I often use my exercise in a medicinal way. I allow myself to decompress, while I get into my exercise. Much of my strength is a product of my emotional tension. I channel both good and ... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    7/19/2014 5:22:27 PM, by JLAMING263

    "Focusing on serving our brothers and sisters can guide us to make divine decisions in our daily lives and prepares us to value and love what the Lord loves. In so doing, we witness by our very lives that we are His disciples. When we are engaged in His work, we feel His Spirit with us. We grow in t... Read more

  • House Full Of Sick Family Members

    7/18/2014 9:30:49 PM, by BARBANNA

    This week we have all been sick and today it was worse then the entire week. We all layed around feeling lousy. We all went to the Doctor and now we are taking antibiotics. I am going to hit the sack shortly. I did manage to get my workout done and I have been playing nurse maid. Now I'm going t... Read more

  • Day 96 Update: Lucky Photo

    7/18/2014 7:12:49 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Today is Day 96 of the 10 or more fitness minutes streak. I’m not finished for the day, but crossed 10 minutes safely. I hope everyone’s ready for a great weekend! I will check-in both days this weekend if you want to stop by to let me know when you get 10+ fitness minutes if you’d like to pa... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    7/18/2014 10:47:52 AM, by JLAMING263

    "There is no age barrier when it comes to Christlike service. … As we look beyond our differences in age, culture, and circumstance to nurture and serve one another, we will be filled with the pure love of Christ and the inspiration which leads us to know when and whom to serve." —Bonnie L. Oscars... Read more

  • The New Washer Plays Music

    7/17/2014 11:06:56 PM, by BARBANNA

    My clothes washer plays a tune whenit finishes. It has a sensor that independently determines how much water is needed based on the weight of the clothes. The clothes smeller much cleaner than they did with the old machine. When they pulled out the old washer they they discovered the vent to the ... Read more

  • Day 95 Update: Uneventful (by design)

    7/17/2014 6:59:49 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hello SP-Land! Today is Day 95 of the streak. Sometimes when I write these blogs, I feel like I need to have some mind-blowing update. But, really, I don’t – and that’s a big point of the design of a 10 (or more) minute fitness streak for all of us. Consistency really is the key. Some days ... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    7/17/2014 11:23:00 AM, by JLAMING263

    "In addition to teaching, encouraging, and cheering people on (that is the pleasant part of discipleship), from time to time these same messengers are called upon to worry, to warn, and sometimes just to weep (that is the painful part of discipleship)." —Jeffrey R. Holland... Read more

  • If you can't sleep, be productive!

    7/17/2014 10:41:13 AM, by BURNSBJ

    Well last night was interesting. After studying and getting some tutoring from my wife I was tired and went to bed. Only problem was by the time I had gotten myself and the dogs ready for bed I wasn't tired. I tried to sleep but it just wouldn't happen so I thought I'll get up and study some more an... Read more

  • If you're not trackin' you're slackin'

    7/16/2014 9:20:40 PM, by BURNSBJ

    Today makes 29 days of continuous tracking this time around. That is my best ever since my wife got me on here back in 2011. When I first started back then recording the food I ate and the exercise was a chore. Now I enjoy getting on here and keeping up with what I eat and do. Earlier tod... Read more

  • New Clothes Washer

    7/16/2014 8:15:53 PM, by BARBANNA

    My husband decided we needed a new one???? I'm not sure why that decision was made as the one we have was working okay for me. Oh well I dedided to go with it, if the one we had broke down I would be the bad guy sooooo. It has so many bells and whistles on it I will need to do a tutorial to l... Read more

  • New Clothes Washer

    7/16/2014 8:15:53 PM, by BARBANNA

    My husband decided we needed a new one???? I'm not sure why that decision was made as the one we have was working okay for me. Oh well I dedided to go with it, if the one we had broke down I would be the bad guy sooooo. It has so many bells and whistles on it I will need to do a tutorial to l... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    7/16/2014 11:16:17 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Please, first doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith. We must never allow doubt to hold us prisoner and keep us from the divine love, peace, and gifts that come through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ." —Dieter F. Uchtdorf,... Read more

  • Goal Review Tuesday

    7/15/2014 6:57:16 PM, by BARBANNA

    Elliptical efficiency is at 849 calories burned in 85 minutes and I am going for 170 min or two sets of cardio daily. This happens about 4 days out of 7 depending on my schedule. Last week it was tough with the long days. I ended up going to bed late to get my workout done which is actually count... Read more

  • Day 93 Update: Ouch :)

    7/15/2014 6:32:21 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Today is Day 93 of the streak. I have a huge headache today probably from cutting down a bit on caffeine. Taking it pretty easy with fitness, but still have done 20 minutes so far including 15 minutes on the exercise bike and 5 minutes on the mini-trampoline this morning. Despite ... Read more

  • Postponing the running

    7/15/2014 5:54:47 PM, by BURNSBJ

    The other day I posted about starting to train for running but I had selected the wrong week and didn't start correctly. Today is the next day of running on the schedule but I've decided to postpone and start up next week and walk today. I can get more miles in if I walk and since I ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Peace...

    7/15/2014 10:48:36 AM, by JLAMING263

    "The Lord’s way is the only way for us to experience enduring happiness. His way brings sustained comfort to our souls and perennial peace to our homes." —Russell M. Nelson,... Read more

  • Rainy Day Monday

    7/14/2014 10:52:07 PM, by BARBANNA

    We had a gully washer day today with lots of much need rain. I had a great workout this evening doing my maximum cardio, a great strength training routine and stretching so ease my muscles. I am finally back to my pre-vacation activity level which makes me very happy. It's bad to go for very lon... Read more

  • Rain Check

    7/14/2014 9:16:42 PM, by BURNSBJ

    I was out for my walk this afternoon trying to get it in before the incoming rain. Unfortunately I didn't make it. I was able to run to a covered car park. A friendly off duty police officer pulled up and offered me a ride home since storms with 60 mph winds were coming. While talking to him my mot... Read more

  • Week 24 - I DID A PULL-UP!

    7/14/2014 1:45:57 PM, by THERLDL

    This week I dropped another 3 pounds, making the total 84! Only 16 more pounds to the big 100!! I've now completed 15 days of the Insanity program. When I started 2 weeks ago I was at 224 lbs and now am at 217. My results from the Fitness test are amazing and I'll put them down below: Insanity ... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    7/14/2014 1:04:25 PM, by JLAMING263

    "As we strive to understand, internalize, and live correct gospel principles, we will become more spiritually self-reliant. The principle of spiritual self-reliance grows out of a fundamental doctrine of the Church that God has granted us—agency." —Dieter F. Uchtdorf,... Read more

  • Day 91 Update: Tough Year and New Beginnings

    7/13/2014 9:10:38 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone Today is Day 91 of the new 10 (or more) fitness minutes streak! I’ll write more about this soon, but this is a key milestone. In my past attempts at longer streaks, I have found that the true magic starts to kick in somewhere between Day 90 to Day 180 (so, from 3-6 months). It wi... Read more

  • Household Chores Day

    7/13/2014 8:25:38 PM, by BARBANNA

    I gotter done, the laundry, almost and all the other chores I needed to finish. I also found ample time to work out long and hard without the stress of a time crunch. I have anothetr busy week so I will be rushed every day to get home to workout. My family is back from camp which may add to my ch... Read more

  • Down 10!

    7/13/2014 5:05:07 PM, by BURNSBJ

    Very exciting, I am down 10 lbs from when I restarted SparkPeople almost a month ago. Technically tomorrow is my weigh in day but I was curious and happy to see the scale going down. I usually measure first thing before I've eaten anything so tomorrow I ... Read more

  • Rights VS Respnsibilities

    7/13/2014 2:22:17 PM, by JLAMING263

    "I believe one important way to move forward is to minimize talk of rights and to increase talk of responsibilities. From the standpoint of religion, I urge my fellow believers to remember that the scriptures contain very little talk of rights, only commandments that create responsibilities. Others,... Read more

  • Update...

    7/13/2014 6:15:24 AM, by LANCE992

    These last few days have been rough on me. I have worked my behind off and have little to show for it other than a bad back and being very tired. I also have been trying to eat right on program but am finding it hard to eat 28 points/day now. I mean I wake up at 6am everyday and only have an ho... Read more

  • Great Day

    7/12/2014 8:02:24 PM, by BARBANNA

    Nice day to work as the weather was lovely but too hot to be outside so I did not mind working indoors. My patients were evaluations except for one who had a new batch of shingles. She was miserable and I did not work her too hard. She just needed some TLC. I hope all is going well for all m... Read more

  • New Goal for the Year

    7/12/2014 4:19:26 PM, by BURNSBJ

    Skyping with my wife right now. We are setting up a new personal goal for ourselves. We've been trying to walk/run 20 miles per week. We did the math and have set a long term goal for 500 miles by the end of the year. We are counting walking even with the dogs (she likes to take he... Read more

  • My posts have had a political bent, lately

    7/12/2014 11:38:14 AM, by JLAMING263

    "It surely demeans free speech to reject it in a public setting because of the assumed motives of the speaker. The same result follows if speech is disqualified according to stereotypes affixed to the speaker. … I see a parallel between denying judicial access to a person on racial grounds and exclu... Read more

  • Martyr Poor Me! Boo Hoo

    7/11/2014 8:41:38 PM, by BARBANNA

    Happy Friday!! . It's funny how I was excited that I get to sleep late tomorrow and get my household chores done. I picked up my phone...the rest is histor. I am going to work an extra day to cover for someone who called in at the last minute. This time it's long distance in the opposite directi... Read more

  • Partisanship is NOT the way...

    7/11/2014 11:35:37 AM, by JLAMING263

    "To achieve our common goals we must have mutual respect for others whose beliefs, values, and behaviors differ from our own. This does not expect that we will deny or abandon our differences but that we will learn to live with others who do not share them. It will help if we are not led or unduly i... Read more

  • Five Miles This Morning

    7/11/2014 10:18:35 AM, by BURNSBJ

    Well I upped the walking this morning and made it 5.17 miles. I got through an entire review CD and started back on the first one. It was a good walk. My wife sent me a new shirt for working out. Wore it Wednesday and today. I... Read more

  • Just One More Day

    7/10/2014 9:56:35 PM, by BARBANNA

    I have had a week free of family. I have worked so hard this week that it took my mind off being alone. I'm happy to have less to do around the house but glad they will be home soon! Another long and hard day that was fantastic. Tomorrow is my last day to drive so far so I will not miss the d... Read more

  • Day 87 Update: Crunches and TV

    7/10/2014 5:51:28 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi everyone Yesterday was Day 87 of the 10-minute (or more) fitness streak. The highlight of the day was doing a bunch of crunches on a swiss ball while watching the World Cup. It's such a great strategy to fit in fitness minute while doing something else like TV. Should be an interestin... Read more

  • SPOILER, Religious Freedom...

    7/10/2014 10:42:56 AM, by JLAMING263

    "We must stop concentrating on our differences and look for what we have in common." --- BONNIE L. OSCARSON... Read more

  • Long But Wonderful Day

    7/9/2014 9:14:15 PM, by BARBANNA

    Up at 5:30 out the door 7:30 drove 2 hrs worked 8.5, saw 10 patient including one evaluation, drove back home 2 hrs, gassed up for tomorrow worked out 2 hrs and now eat and hit the sack to do it all again just 2 more days of driving this distance. I feel awesome for some reason?? I always ... Read more

  • Day 86 Update: Soccer Madness

    7/9/2014 1:46:41 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Yesterday was Day 86 of my 10 (or more) fitness minutes streak. 100 starting to get in view :). Any soccer/futbol fans out there? Amazing that Germany won 7-1 over Brazil. I played soccer from age 6 all the way through my senior year of high school. Great experience (other than probably too... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    7/9/2014 12:42:17 PM, by JLAMING263

    "Religious leaders and believers must unite to strengthen our freedom to teach what we have in common, as well as to teach and exercise our very real religious differences. We must walk shoulder to shoulder on the same path in order to secure our freedom to pursue our separate ways when that is nece... Read more

  • Goal Review Tuesday

    7/8/2014 8:51:49 PM, by BARBANNA

    Goal Review My elliptical workout is more intense so I can be more effiecient. I burn nearly 1000-1400 calories daily in 85-120 min. My weight for strength training has stayed at15# which is great when you consider my absent days in China. Doing my usual workout still but more intense as I am t... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    7/8/2014 11:20:59 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Our Heavenly Father, who gives us so much to delight in, also knows that we learn and grow and become stronger as we face and survive the trials through which we must pass." —Thomas S. Monson... Read more

  • Long Work Day

    7/7/2014 8:11:26 PM, by BARBANNA

    I drove long distance to work and back to take care of my pets. I was happy to see the end of the day and I will be even better when I finish my workout. I hope everyone had a great start to the work week!... Read more

  • Day 84 Update: Happy Monday

    7/7/2014 4:43:21 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone Thanks for all the positive comments on my recent blogs. I'm going to try blogging as regularly as I can. Hopefully this will motivate more people to reach their goals 10 minutes at a time and it will also motivate me to stay on track :). I hope everyone has a great Monday! ... Read more

  • SPOILER, Religious Freedom...

    7/7/2014 12:23:29 PM, by JLAMING263

    "We must enlist the support of persons who have what is called “spirituality” but who lack denominational affiliation. Religious freedom must not be seen as something serving only the interests of churches and synagogues. It must be understood as a protection for religious people, whether or not the... Read more

  • Great Start for the day

    7/7/2014 11:50:09 AM, by BURNSBJ

    Started the day with a 2 mile walk. I've been walking with my mother the past few weeks but she is up in Cleveland with my sister who just had her first child. First male grandson for mom and dad. My wife has been using Run Training Pro to help her track her distance and time. I downloaded it ... Read more

  • Week 23 - 81 Pounds now gone. Up, Down, and all around. Looking for more Spark Friends :)

    7/7/2014 11:43:46 AM, by THERLDL

    Wow I've really really been slacking on keeping my blogs and staying on top of my spark activity over the last month. I blame Spark for helping me lose these 80+ pounds and being way more active outside and in life to not have the time to sit down and type these out :)! So I went on Vacation 6/... Read more

  • Great Weekend!

    7/6/2014 8:22:52 PM, by BARBANNA

    Where did my 4th of July weekend go. My DH kept me busy with shopping anbd other motherly tasks. She and her Dad are going to camp this week so I will be working long distance and driving home to care for the pets. I will enjoy the me time but I will not be happy getting up at 5ish and getting ho... Read more

  • Day 83 Update

    7/6/2014 5:41:34 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone Hope you are having a great Sunday and looking forward to a positive week! Yesterday was Day 83 of my 10 minute fitness streak. The highlight of the day was swimming with my boys. One of my hardest fitness tests is when they take turns riding on my back as I swim. I try to e... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    7/6/2014 5:04:45 PM, by JLAMING263

    "Being grateful in our circumstances is an act of faith in God. It requires that we trust God and hope for things we may not see but which are true. By being grateful, we follow the example of our beloved Savior, who said, “Not my will, but thine, be done.” True gratitude is an expression of hope an... Read more

  • Happy to look at the scale

    7/6/2014 4:24:04 PM, by BURNSBJ

    I weighed myself this morning and found I've lost another 4 lbs since last week! I was expecting about 2lbs loss to see I doubled my expectation was very exciting. My wife gave me an interesting idea. Rather than listen to music on her runs she's been listening to audio books. She just listenin... Read more

  • Hope you had a great 4th!

    7/5/2014 2:49:14 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone For all who celebrate, I hope you had a great 4th of July! I was lucky to be able to spend it with my family and some great neighbors next door. Here is a (relatively healthy) cake that my wife and 7-year-old made together yeseterday -- he put on all the raspberries and bluebe... Read more

  • First blog post

    7/5/2014 2:46:16 PM, by BURNSBJ

    Ok so this is my first blog post. I'm basically doing this to get the points for it but oh well could be fun. A little about myself. I'm a married medical student currently studying for my level 1 board exam. I gained about 50 lbs the first two years of med school due to poor eating and sittin... Read more

  • My Beautiful AND Smart Wife

    7/5/2014 11:31:44 AM, by JLAMING263

    On Thursday, my B&SW advised me to weigh my self a day early because we had a picnic with friends on Friday. In my laziness, I did not. This mourning, I weighed myself and found an extra .5 pound, instead of keeping my trend of loosing a couple. MY B&S WIFE WAS RIGHT. I am back on my... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    7/4/2014 9:08:52 PM, by JLAMING263

    "Beyond comprehension, my brothers and sisters, is the love of God for us. Because of this love, He sent His Son, who loved us enough to give His life for us, that we might have eternal life. As we come to understand this incomparable gift, our hearts will be filled with love for our Eternal Father,... Read more

  • 4th Celebration

    7/4/2014 5:42:05 PM, by BARBANNA

    We are cooking out with friends and family tonight, so I am short on time as usual. Some time soon I hope to share a lot more information onn my trip as well as pictures. There was a lot of action with 88 people and many tour guides. I had a fabulous workout today beating my elliptical effici... Read more

  • Happy 4th of July!

    7/4/2014 2:39:03 PM, by MAW_OH

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  • Movie & Dinner

    7/3/2014 8:28:13 PM, by BARBANNA

    Yesterday we went to a movie and dinner but everyone was so tired after eating that we all cat napped through the movie. I saw more than my DH & DD. It was America which turned out to be more of a political statement than a movie. I liked all the photography and found the story line interesting b... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    7/3/2014 11:50:16 AM, by JLAMING263

    "But truly our Father knows us and hears the pleadings of our hearts. He accomplishes His miracles one prayer at a time, one person at a time. We can trust that He will help us, not necessarily in the way we want but in the way that will best help us to grow. Submitting our will to His may be diffic... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    7/2/2014 2:56:55 PM, by JLAMING263

    "One eternal truth that I have come to know is that God lives. He is our Father. We are His children. … Of all the other titles that He could have used, He chose to be called “Father."" —Boyd K. Packer I too, have come to know this truth, and I am eternaly thankful.- Jim Laming... Read more

  • Getting My Bearings Again

    7/1/2014 9:58:53 PM, by BARBANNA

    It's amazing how two weeks in a 12 hour difference time zone can twist your sleeping and make you feel pretty lowsy. I am sleeping at the correct time but still feeling sluggish during the day. My daughter is also suffering with the same issues. MY DH always snaps into action as he was used to wo... Read more