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  • SPOILER...Plan of Salvation

    6/25/2016 11:55:38 AM, by JLAMING263

    Russell M. Nelson In God’s eternal plan, salvation is an individual matter; exaltation is a family matter.... Read more

  • Cooking at Work!

    6/24/2016 1:04:47 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Just wanted to share with all of my fellow Spark Friends one of my new favorite things to do - Cooking at Work! No, I'm not talking about heating up leftovers or popping in a frozen meal. I'm saying really actually cooking in that microwave at work! My new favorite lunch campanions include a S... Read more

  • SPOILER...Lifelong learning

    6/24/2016 9:15:48 AM, by JLAMING263

    Robert D. Hales Education prepares you for better employment opportunities. It puts you in a better position to serve and to bless those around you. It will set you on a path of lifelong learning. It will strengthen you to fight against ignorance and error.... Read more

  • Already Looking Forward to July!

    6/23/2016 1:11:41 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    July is by far my favorite month of the year. The weather's great. 4th of July is always fun. My husband's birthday is in July. And did I mention it's my birthday month? No - I don't celebrate the WHOLE month, but at least a few days to a week! Last July we went on vacation for DH's 30th... Read more

  • The Rusty Race!

    6/21/2016 12:55:38 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Sunday me and the bestie ran our race for the month of June. We had a fun time but it was SOOO hot! Usually our runs are earlier in the morning - but because this was a run hosted by a local band and had a lot of activities afterwards it was held at 11 AM. That meant instead of a nice 65-60ish it wa... Read more

  • SPOILER...Forgiveness

    6/21/2016 10:20:13 AM, by JLAMING263

    Dieter F. Uchtdorf Because we all depend on the mercy of God, how can we deny to others any measure of the grace we so desperately desire for ourselves? My beloved brothers and sisters, should we not forgive as we wish to be forgiven?... Read more

  • Bacon.

    6/21/2016 8:58:05 AM, by SANDY1969

    I fried 4 slices of bacon. 4. That's a record for me. I usually fry half the package. I got out 2 slices of wheat bread. 2. That's a record for me. I usually go for 4. I had a big ole garden tomato. The tomato I can splurge on. I made 1 sandwich for breakfast. 1. Bacon, tomato and br... Read more

  • Sunny days

    6/20/2016 10:18:29 AM, by SANDY1969

    Flower bed replanted, pulled out the Iris and added in new perennials. Much prettier and will bloom longer. Moved the iris's a little further down the garage line. Required shoveling, spading, bending, dragging the hose out and sweating! LOL. Then I came in and got on my bike for 32 minutes... Read more

  • Home is Where...

    6/20/2016 9:28:46 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Well, it's official. My story is out in the world to be scrutinized. Or praised. Or totally ignored. Today I'm officially a Spark People "Home is Where The..." feature.
    bbys_crossfit_conversion ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Service

    6/20/2016 8:32:40 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Even in the midst of great personal sorrow and pain, our Exemplar reached out to bless others. … His was not a life focused on the things he did not have. It was a life of reaching out in service to others." —Howard W. Hunter... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family

    6/19/2016 1:35:31 PM, by JLAMING263

    L. Tom Perry Second only to the title of husband is that of father. Next to eternal life, the greatest of all gifts that our Father in heaven can bestow on a man is the opportunity of being blessed with sons and daughters. And,I might add; GRAND FATHER (Jim's comment)... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    6/18/2016 8:41:38 PM, by JLAMING263

    "Too often, we complicate the beauty and simplicity of the gospel of Jesus Christ with endless lists of meticulous expectations. However, when we focus on the “why” of the gospel, much of the confusion fades away." —Dieter F. Uchtdorf... Read more

  • Pride

    6/17/2016 10:28:55 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Sometimes we need a reminder to be humble. Sometimes we need a reminder to be proud. In my workout life - I feel like I'm honestly constantly humbled by others and maybe not as proud as I should be. I am the strongest I've ever been. Where I used to struggle moving from 5 to 8 to 10 lb dumbbell... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    6/16/2016 9:14:36 PM, by JLAMING263

    "Have faith in God and His promises, and do what is right all the time, regardless of who knows." —David F. Evans... Read more

  • Farmers Market Love!

    6/16/2016 1:51:45 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Have I ever told you that I love Farmers Markets? And right now is *almost* the perfect time of the year for them! Yes - here in Cincinnati they've been going on since May, but late spring is when stuff gets interesting. It's time for the parade of fresh fruits and vegetables to start! And star... Read more

  • Kick the Can Not the Bucket

    6/16/2016 10:28:00 AM, by BOWTIEBEEJ

    Growing up my dad dipped pouches, one grandfather chewed, and one grandmother chewed. I always thought of it as gross as a kid. I never really had the phase of wanting to try it. I tried smoking, I just couldn’t get past the coughing. Occasionally I’ve been known to smoke a cigar but that’s about on... Read more

  • I take you with me.

    6/16/2016 8:24:13 AM, by SANDY1969

    Well I just don't know what to do with myself this morning. It seems like I have been having better luck at weight loss by only exercising a few times a week than every day. LUCK. Ha! It's a racket I tell you, plain and simple! Over that past year I know I have been here for a m... Read more

  • SPOILER...Peace

    6/15/2016 4:54:33 PM, by JLAMING263

    Richard G. Scott For many, relief and happiness can come by understanding the relationship between peace of conscience and peace of mind.... Read more

  • Back in the saddle!

    6/15/2016 8:47:32 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    I felt bad I didn't work out on vacation. I didn't even rent a paddle board or go for a few mile walk on a few occasions. But what's done is done. Can't change the past. When we got home we had a party to attend the following day so another day of booze, other people's cooking and I didn't work out.... Read more

  • Yesterday I almost gave in

    6/15/2016 7:33:49 AM, by SANDY1969

    to that same voice in my head that always says, "you're having a rotten day, wouldn't FOOD make you feel better?" It's been a rough last 7-10 days. My sisters fiancee drowned in a pond. Visiting my sister and then visitation at the funeral home, 5 hour round trips. Eating out twice, sitting ... Read more

  • Vacation Blog!

    6/14/2016 9:11:04 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    A few people have asked - so here it is! A blog about our beautiful and amazing Dutch Caribbean vacation! First off - while I took stuff to work out I'm not going to lie, I didn't. Lots of walking and swimming- but I didn't go for a run or hit up Crossfit of St. Martin like I had planned. One w... Read more

  • SPOILER...Atonement

    6/14/2016 9:02:32 AM, by JLAMING263

    James A. Cullimore Were it not for the atonement of Jesus Christ, in which he assumed our sins on condition of our repentance, man could not be forgiven. Even though we were offered mercy, yet justice must be satisfied for he cannot save us in our sins.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Trials

    6/12/2016 8:06:18 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Put God first, regardless of the trials you face. Love God. Have faith in Christ, and entrust yourself to Him in all things." —Koichi Aoyagi,... Read more

  • This day

    6/11/2016 9:24:56 AM, by BERYLCROPP

    A lot of my friends are up in Akron, Ohio, today for AA Founder's Day. I would have liked to have gone, but I fell three weeks ago and my knee still hurts. Don't want to do all that walking! But I'm rooting for them all, as they have meetings galore (including an awesome BIG meeting on Saturday nigh... Read more

  • SPOILER...Gratitude

    6/11/2016 8:41:55 AM, by JLAMING263

    Thomas S. Monson We can lift ourselves, and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude. If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Love

    6/9/2016 7:45:57 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved." —Thomas S. Monson... Read more

  • little of this, little of that.

    6/8/2016 7:58:22 AM, by SANDY1969

    Things seem to be going well this past 6 days. I am down about 9 pounds. I started taking metformin and spironolactone for possible PCOS. I have been watching what I eat but I haven't been perfect. I haven't even exercised every day but Im trying to stay active and when I have to walk around at w... Read more

  • SPOILER...Revelation

    6/7/2016 5:12:26 PM, by JLAMING263

    Boyd K. Packer Every one of us can be guided by the spirit of revelation and the gift of the Holy Ghost.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Jesus Christ

    6/6/2016 10:25:02 PM, by JLAMING263

    Dieter F. Uchtdorf But even though we may feel lost in the midst of our current circumstances, God promises the hope of His light—He promises to illuminate the way before us and show us the way out of darkness.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Preparation

    6/5/2016 8:00:25 AM, by JLAMING263

    "An old proverb says, “The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” Now is the best time to start becoming the person we eventually want to be—not only 20 years from now but also for all eternity." —Dieter F. Uchtdorf... Read more

  • SPOILER...Jesus Christ

    6/4/2016 9:06:17 AM, by JLAMING263

    Russell M. Nelson When you read the Book of Mormon, concentrate on the principal figure in the book—from its first chapter to the last—the Lord Jesus Christ.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Perfection

    6/3/2016 8:21:59 PM, by JLAMING263

    "Do not expect to become perfect at once. If you do, you will be disappointed. Be better today than you were yesterday, and be better tomorrow than you are today." —Lorenzo Snow... Read more

  • June 2, 2016

    6/2/2016 12:49:42 PM, by SANDY1969

    First day back at it AGAIN. Finished round of dr. appointments and everything is pretty good actually. Today I started metformin and spironolactone for possible pcos. So new beginning. Starting weight 330. Goal for June lose at least 15 pounds. Never been great setting goals. In fact I suck ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Virtue

    6/2/2016 8:39:58 AM, by JLAMING263

    Elaine S. Dalton Now is the time for each of us to arise and unfurl a banner to the world calling for a return to virtue.. Both men AND women....... Read more

  • SPOILER...Pushing

    6/1/2016 9:22:25 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Keep loving. Keep trying. Keep trusting. Keep believing. Keep growing. Heaven is cheering you on today, tomorrow, and forever." —Jeffrey R. Holland, 306 386... Read more

  • SPOILER...Agency

    5/31/2016 9:24:40 AM, by JLAMING263

    Robert D. Hales As those around us make choices about how to respond to our beliefs, we must not forget that moral agency is an essential part of God’s plan for all His children. That eternal plan, presented to us in the premortal Council in Heaven, included the gift of agency.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Service and Sacrifice

    5/30/2016 9:10:25 PM, by JLAMING263

    Dallin H. Oaks Our lives of service and sacrifice are the most appropriate expressions of our commitment to serve the Master and our fellowmen.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Faith

    5/29/2016 8:12:59 AM, by JLAMING263

    "As we make Christ the center of our lives, our fears will be replaced by the courage of our convictions." —Thomas S. Monson... Read more

  • SPOILER...Music

    5/28/2016 10:40:11 AM, by JLAMING263

    Boyd K. Packer If you are blessed with musical talent, develop a wide range of good music. There is so much wonderful, uplifting music available that we can experience to our advantage. Our people ought to be surrounded by good music of all kinds.... Read more

  • 8 More Days!

    5/27/2016 2:56:41 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Shook my funk. Didn't kill the husband. 43 And looking on the sunnier side of life! I gained a 1/2 lb this week. I didn't well with my workouts and drinking - so I'm not surprised. I was also rather hormonal so that may play a part in it. But last night after getting back to Crossfit and... Read more

  • SPOILER...Atonement

    5/27/2016 9:09:25 AM, by JLAMING263

    "The Savior’s Atonement is not just for those who need to repent; it is also for those who need to forgive." —Kevin R. Duncan... Read more