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  • Spoiler...Easter

    3/28/2017 10:04:09 AM, by JLAMING263

    "At this Easter season we are reminded of why we love Him and of the promise He makes to His faithful disciples to become His beloved friends. The Savior made that promise and told us how, in our service to Him, He comes to us. … 'Be faithful and diligent in keeping the commandments of God, and I wi... Read more

  • Spoiler...Easter

    3/27/2017 11:37:59 AM, by JLAMING263

    "I testify of the holy Resurrection, that unspeakable cornerstone gift in the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ! With the Apostle Paul, I testify that that which was sown in corruption will one day be raised in incorruption and that which was sown in weakness will ultimately be raised in power (see... Read more

  • Sunday

    3/26/2017 9:34:02 AM, by GLENDAK72

    well it's Day 5 no smoking 🚭 tonight some family will be here for TWD and their smokers so this will be my real test , it's pretty easy to not smoke when no one around you is smoking but how well will I do around smokers.... oh and Im almost out of calories and it's 9:30 am, I think it's from bein... Read more

  • Spoiler...Jesus Christ

    3/26/2017 8:22:17 AM, by JLAMING263

    Claudio R.M. Costa I am grateful for our leaders, who are constantly teaching us about Christ, about keeping the Sabbath day holy, and about partaking of the sacrament each Sunday in honor of the Savior.... Read more

  • & its saturday

    3/25/2017 4:45:33 PM, by GLENDAK72

    WOO HOO DAY 4...............NO SMOKING doing pretty good on my calorie intake, down side period time....urgggg the agony lol thank fully wont last much longer. now I have to say that today has been pretty rough on me, I really want to smoke so so so bad!!! but i cant no i wont do it!!!! I have COPD... Read more

  • Spoiler...Jesus Christ

    3/25/2017 11:56:13 AM, by JLAMING263

    Jesus Christ “came into the world … to be crucified for the world, and to bear the sins of the world, and to sanctify the world, and to cleanse it from all unrighteousness; that through him all might be saved”. The great sacrifice He made to pay for our sins and overcome death is called the Atonemen... Read more

  • friday

    3/24/2017 5:35:17 PM, by GLENDAK72

    woo hoo its the laast weekday...weekend here we come. lungs feeling clear by monday i should be 100% back at it... day 3 no smoking...i have had a craving today but only in passing it did not hit and stay so yay I beat it even if just for today.....i went over in my calories and I know exactly why... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #44 - Crossfit 17.5!

    3/24/2017 1:10:56 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Tonight I officially complete the 5th and final workout of the 2017 Crossfit Open! I honestly can say I'm so excited and SO proud! Who would have thought? People had to talk me in to signing up and here I am finishing the 5th and final workout! I've done things I never thought possible. I am stronge... Read more

  • Spoiler...Family

    3/24/2017 8:54:35 AM, by JLAMING263

    As we teach our children about Easter, we try to consider not only what we want them to learn about Easter, but also what they may have to unlearn. Mario Aranda... Read more

  • Cowboy Lassoes Thief

    3/23/2017 5:27:51 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone I hope you are having a great day! My highlight yesterday was basketball with my son (10yo). He has won everything we've played lately, so I needed to pickup my game. Instead of playing a game, we just played P-I-G. The first game was close -- I won by one letter. The seco... Read more

  • Spoiler...Jesus Christ

    3/23/2017 3:18:57 PM, by JLAMING263

    Dieter F. Uchtdorf To endure to the end, we need to trust our Father in Heaven and make wise choices. Please remember, Jesus Christ, the Redeemer, is the Head of this Church. It is His gospel. He wants you to succeed.... Read more

  • shew its thursday

    3/23/2017 11:14:52 AM, by GLENDAK72

    awww whats up thursday, 1 day left until the weekend.... i didnt smoke yesterday, didnt even want one today i hope goes as well. i have to get my meals planned, i have had no time to do anything yet but it will be done, gotta plan ahead no matter what!!!! 2 meals today becasue its so so late and ... Read more

  • Denial

    3/22/2017 6:56:31 PM, by SANDY1969

    The medical center called me today and told me that the insurance would not cover weight loss surgery. I guess I am just too darn healthy, although I weigh 345 pounds. So, now what? I guess the next step is visit the Dr. I have also taken the first step to look into getting a CPAP. Ive been to... Read more

  • Spoiler...Walk the Path

    3/22/2017 9:32:36 AM, by JLAMING263

    Jorge F. Zeballos The path that we have chosen to walk is narrow. Along the way are challenges that will require our faith in Jesus Christ and our best efforts to stay on the path and press forward.... Read more

  • Hello...Wednesday

    3/22/2017 9:14:04 AM, by GLENDAK72

    woo hoo it's humpity hump day 🐫 Day 1 : no smoking 🚭🚬 I'm gonna get through this day without smoking and with out eating everything in site because I'm not smoking. This sounds like it's going to be hard but I have a plan ( keep in mind , i have an upper respiratory infection) *drink... Read more

  • Fire it up.

    3/21/2017 7:13:09 PM, by SANDY1969

    Trying so hard to think of healthy foods...at the end of a pay period HA! Pay day is Thursday thank goodness. I have a list somewhere of low carb/high protein foods, we are switching from 2% milk to 1%. Trying so hard to log everything. Got to get fired up! No flash in the pan...keep it b... Read more

  • Well hello Tuesday

    3/21/2017 3:17:33 PM, by GLENDAK72

    Well hello Tuesday another day down, went to the clinic got some antibiotics, hopefully I'll be back 💯 in a few days, i missed my steps yesterday by I think 300 , I got so so close but I just couldn't do any more today I feel a little bit better and because I had to go out to the clinic I got my st... Read more

  • Spoiler...Jesus Christ

    3/21/2017 9:35:42 AM, by JLAMING263

    "He descended below all things…that he might be in all and through all things, the light of truth." —D&C 88:6... Read more

  • Spoiler... Obedience

    3/20/2017 1:37:01 PM, by JLAMING263

    Delbert L. Stapley Willing, righteous obedience leads to celestial life; indeed, there is no eternal progress without it.... Read more

  • Monday Monday

    3/20/2017 1:16:01 PM, by GLENDAK72

    oh monday why are you so cuel, lol so it's monday again another long long week. was sick all weekend still feel bad but not like the weekend. today my goal is to reach my step goal... this will be a big accomplishment for me still im still down also to get my water in, havent drank much all weekend ... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #43 - Great Weekend!

    3/20/2017 10:11:12 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Have you ever had such a workout where the few days afterwards you feel like you were hit by a truck? I have before, and got to experience it again this weekend! My wonderful weekend started with the 17.4 workout - which was amazing! In the 13 minutes I got through 179 reps! Which was all... Read more

  • Spoiler...Permissiveness

    3/19/2017 6:29:24 PM, by JLAMING263

    "By focusing on himself, a selfish person finds it easier to bear false witness, to steal, and covet, since nothing should be denied him. No wonder it is so easy for governments to pander to the appetites of the natural man, especially if the trains continue to run on time, reassuring him all the wh... Read more

  • Spoiler...Music

    3/18/2017 8:51:48 AM, by JLAMING263

    Boyd K. Packer 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

  • its 5 o'clock in the morning

    3/18/2017 5:19:54 AM, by GLENDAK72

    so yeah today I woke up at 3 ..it's the start of the weekend..I got a good plan to stay on track and within my goals.. & they do not include strawberry wafer cookies 😂😂 swear those things are my weakness!! I'll be walking this weekend, I will not be doing a workout routine I'm doing those m-f s &... Read more

  • Video of me discussing Crisscross Effects

    3/17/2017 1:14:38 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone Last night I did a live video on our Facebook page to talk about one of the most important concepts of the underlying SparkPeople program: Crisscross Effects. I wrote about this in my last blog, but it was fun sharing on video as well. Here is the video if you'd like to take ... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #42 - Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    3/17/2017 12:39:21 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Happy St. Patrick's Day! Ready for a laugh? 2013 2014 2015 2016 Notice anything? Me and DH are nothing if not consistent! Haha! But guess what? 2017 we are going for a change! We bought new shirts! I got one to show off my new muscles - stop back this w... Read more

  • Spoiler...Jesus Christ

    3/17/2017 9:21:29 AM, by JLAMING263

    Howard W. Hunter His beloved disciple John often said of Christ, “We beheld his glory”. They observed the Savior’s perfect life as he worked and taught and prayed. So, too, ought we to “behold his glory” in every way we can.... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #41

    3/16/2017 1:05:52 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Last night I got two new recipes in! Technically I didn't make or eat the one - but I picked out the recipe, bought the ingredients and suggested my husband and step daughter make it - so I'm taking credit! We had Italian night! We don't eat Italian super often so when I got hungry for it I wa... Read more

  • pumped

    3/16/2017 10:44:20 AM, by GLENDAK72

    WOO HOO..... 213 so yeah this morning was wonderful . i ate breakfast then i did some exercise. for 2 weeks 10 is my magic number...... 10 minutes - recumbent bike 10 each legs side kick front kick back kick across kicks 10 squats [kitchen sink] 10 pus... Read more

  • Spoiler...Jesus Christ

    3/16/2017 9:50:54 AM, by JLAMING263

    Robert D. Hales Like Peter, as we have our own individual learning experiences, will we be able to respond in the same manner Peter did when the Lord asked him: “But whom say ye that I am?” Simon Peter, now converted, answered, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God”... Read more

  • Spoiler...Jesus Christ

    3/15/2017 6:20:10 PM, by JLAMING263

    "For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." —1 Corinthians 15:22... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #40 Crossfit 17.3 and the "Great Fall of 2017"

    3/15/2017 1:01:55 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Friday's Crossfit Open 17.3 is in the books! Only 2 more Friday's and I'll be able to say that I competed in and completed the 2017 Crossfit Open! Here are some pictures of our gym and the action so you can see how many people I'm working out in front of! Hence to why I'm always so nervous bef... Read more

  • new plan

    3/15/2017 8:06:29 AM, by GLENDAK72

    ok so I went to the store yesterday I actually did pretty good, I even bought 2 heads of lettuce..don't fall out but yes I did lol & yall know how I hate lettuce & salads but told I'll learn to love them (we'll see) I have 100% whole grain bread and some pita bread which is 75 calories for half a r... Read more

  • Goal Patrol Test

    3/14/2017 8:39:30 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone I hope you are having a great day! My highlight today is a quick basketball game with my son. He won 14-13. It looked like he would beat me soundly, but I got a late 3-pointer, blocked his shot, and then missed a shot at the buzzer that would have won it. How about you? ... Read more

  • Spoiler...Receive Answers

    3/14/2017 9:58:27 AM, by JLAMING263

    Craig C. Christensen If any of us lack wisdom, we can ask God in faith and receive answers—sometimes from heavenly beings but more often by the power of the Holy Ghost, who speaks to us through inspired thoughts and feelings.... Read more

  • SIMPLY FIT BOARD

    3/13/2017 7:40:42 PM, by MSTINA0519

    WORK WEEK MONDAY, TIME TO GET ON THE BALL, GOT A SIMPLY FIT BOARD... Read more

  • SPOILER...Jesus Christ

    3/13/2017 3:10:40 PM, by JLAMING263

    Neill F. Marriott I believe we begin by learning of Him and praying for understanding. As our trust in Him grows, we open our hearts, seek to do His will, and wait for answers that will help us understand.... Read more

  • weight loss surgery Cincy area anyone?

    3/13/2017 11:08:37 AM, by SANDY1969

    Every day I think, yes I will make good choices...that never happen. A little background on me. I started this about 7 years ago...the most Ive lost is about 125 pounds from when I started at about 414. I got down to 292. Since then I have slowly gone up. Its 3 steps up and 2 back....unti... Read more

  • doing a new thing....

    3/12/2017 7:34:17 PM, by GLENDAK72

    so today is sunday 3/12/17, tomorrow starts a new day and a new week for me. I will be doing 30 minutes everyday on my bike and rotating day with 30 minutes exercise. I am now to a point where my steps are over 2000 a day but im at this point in my journey where im not gaining but im not losing so i... Read more

  • SPOILER...Jesus Christ

    3/12/2017 5:16:36 PM, by JLAMING263

    John M. Madsen I testify that the only way we and all mankind can come unto our Heavenly Father and know Him, and thus obtain eternal life, is to come unto the Lord Jesus Christ and know Him.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Pondering

    3/11/2017 6:05:05 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Pondering [is] a very important element in the healing process for both soul and body. Pain brings you to a humility that allows you to ponder." —Robert D. Hales... Read more

  • Walking commitment

    3/10/2017 8:51:48 PM, by MSTINA0519

    Starting tomorrow I am commiting to a 30 minute Walk daily.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Atonememt

    3/10/2017 11:55:25 AM, by JLAMING263

    K. Brett Nattress He provided an Atonement to overcome the transgressions, pains, and sicknesses of all mankind. Because of His Atonement, we can have joy, peace, happiness, and eternal life.... Read more

  • Tracking goals in the new community goal feed!

    3/9/2017 5:48:47 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone The new community goal feed I mentioned has launched! http://www.sparkpeople.com/m
    ypage_public_journal_indiv
    idual.asp?blog_id=6328900 There's one part of the feature I'd love to emphasize -- the ability to track goals in the feed. From the very beginning of SparkPeop... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #39 - 7,000 Steps!

    3/9/2017 1:03:17 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    So my goal for the month is to get 7,000 steps each day. It's only the 9th and unfortunately I've missed it twice already! The one day I was just exhausted and didn't much care to even try. The other day I went to sleep with less than 400 steps to go and didn't even think about it! But last nig... Read more

  • SPOILER...Testimony

    3/9/2017 10:28:39 AM, by JLAMING263

    Richard G. Scott A strong testimony gives peace, comfort, and assurance. It generates the conviction that as the teachings of the Savior are consistently obeyed, life will be beautiful, the future secure, and there will be capacity to overcome the challenges that cross our path.... Read more

  • EXERCISE

    3/8/2017 9:16:00 PM, by MSTINA0519

    Had A little motivation today went to the gym for a hour workout , proud of myself... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #38 - Food Inspiration!

    3/8/2017 12:35:16 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    The thing I love about cooking is it is very much an art. A little of this, a little of that, some love, some time and a meal is born! I've figured out in my life that food is very much a love language for me. I love to be inspired by fresh ingredients, recipes and past meals and put that in to a be... Read more

  • SPOILER...Scriptures

    3/7/2017 10:55:42 AM, by JLAMING263

    W. Mark Bassett Since the Creation of this earth, our loving Father in Heaven has provided direction, leadership, and instruction to His children through prophets. His words have been passed down through these prophets and are saved as scripture for our development and learning.... Read more

  • Sneak Preview of Community Goal Feed!

    3/6/2017 7:44:29 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Update: The Community Goal Feed is now launched -- let me know what you think! Our team told me that it might take a few hours for the new app to show up (variable for different Android users) and could be overnight for IOS users). ** Hi Everyone I’m posting this blog early to give you... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #37 - Birthday Party!

    3/6/2017 4:26:08 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Another great birthday in the books for my step daughter Amelia! Yesterday, 12 little boys and girls came together to skate, eat too much sugar and celebrate a great young lady! And we all had a ball! I even strapped on my skates for the big day! And I'll tell you my legs are tired today! ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Plan of Salvation

    3/6/2017 1:00:40 PM, by JLAMING263

    Marion G. Romney To impress upon their minds the worth of a human soul, he gave some of them a glimpse of the magnitude of his creations and then explained that they were but ancillary to the accomplishment of his purpose—“to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man”... Read more

  • SPOILER...Sin

    3/5/2017 1:07:34 PM, by JLAMING263

    Joseph B. Wirthlin Sin leads to wickedness and to hearts that become hardened to things of the Spirit. Eventually, the end of this road leads to heartbreak and sorrow.... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #36 - 17.2 Results

    3/4/2017 7:12:29 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    My 17.2 Crossfit Open went good. Not great, but good. I ended up deciding to do the scaled workout. I think I could have maybe done the Rx but I really wanted to attempt to do a Pull-up. Several other people throughout the day had never done an unassisted pull-up and ended up getting them. But alas,... Read more

  • SPOILER...Godhead

    3/4/2017 8:30:24 AM, by JLAMING263

    Jeffrey R. Holland We believe these three divine persons constituting a single Godhead are united in purpose, in manner, in testimony, in mission.... Read more

  • GOAL

    3/3/2017 9:59:07 PM, by MSTINA0519

    FEELING A LITTLE DISCOURAGED BECAUSE I CANT SEEM TO GET THE MOTIVATION THAT I WANT AND NEED TO GET TO MY GOAL WEIGHT. PLEASE PRAY THAT I CAN GET THERE. :(... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #35 - Crossfit Open 17.2

    3/3/2017 12:54:08 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    How do you feel when you accidentally screw up something easy? This morning I just laughed. Yesterday was March 2nd - only my second day to get my goal of 7,000 steps in a day. Guess who forgot and went to bed with only 465 more steps to go? This idiot! 246 I'm not upset about it, especially since... Read more

  • SPOILER...Jesus Christ

    3/3/2017 8:11:41 AM, by JLAMING263

    Dallin H. Oaks Our Savior experienced and suffered the fulness of all mortal challenges “according to the flesh” so He could know “according to the flesh” how to “succor [which means to give relief or aid to] his people according to their infirmities.”... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #34 - March is already Madness!

    3/2/2017 1:07:12 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    It's been an interesting week to say the least. Starting with the announcement of the Crossfit Open on Thursday night I was on an adrenaline train. The came the wonderful and intense workout that lead to a weekend of celebration, too many drinks and some unhealthy eating. To say my celebration went ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Trials

    3/2/2017 10:10:35 AM, by JLAMING263

    Rafael E. Pino The eternal perspective of the gospel leads us to understand the place that we occupy in God’s plan, to accept difficulties and progress through them, to make decisions, and to center our lives on our divine potential.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Time

    3/1/2017 8:43:25 AM, by JLAMING263

    Ian S. Ardern Time marches swiftly forward to the tick of the clock. Today would be a good day, while the clock of mortality ticks, to review what we are doing to prepare to meet God.... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #33 - What a weekend!

    2/28/2017 12:47:24 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Friday night was absolutely amazing. My first night of the Crossfit Open is in the books! And I'm proud to say - I finished! In 17:03! Thanks to that finishing time I am currently ranked 5th in the scaled division at my gym! Woo hoo! The workout was great. One of my buddies laughed about how fo... Read more

  • SPOILER...Plan of Happiness

    2/28/2017 8:55:59 AM, by JLAMING263

    "God has put his plan in motion. It proceeds through natural laws that are, in fact, God’s laws. Since they are his, he is bound by them, as are we." —M. Russell Ballard... Read more

  • SPOILER...Atonememt

    2/27/2017 5:10:05 PM, by JLAMING263

    "That Atonement would achieve complete victory over physical death, unconditionally granting resurrection to every person who has been born or ever will be born into this world. Mercifully it would also provide forgiveness for the personal sins of all, from Adam to the end of the world, conditioned ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Callings

    2/26/2017 1:07:21 PM, by JLAMING263

    Carl B. Cook Fulfilling callings requires faith. Blessings come as we persevere in our callings and responsibilities and hang on with all the faith we have.... Read more