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  • SPOILER...Jesus Christ

    1/22/2017 1:19:34 PM, by JLAMING263

    Jean A. Stevens As we develop greater faith and trust in the Lord, we can access His power to bless and deliver us.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Obediance

    1/21/2017 8:50:05 AM, by JLAMING263

    O. Leslie Stone If we are to gain salvation, exaltation, and eternal life we must live in accordance with the principles of the gospel. We must love and forgive all men and keep the commandments of God.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Service

    1/20/2017 1:44:56 PM, by JLAMING263

    Carlos H. Amado Service is a characteristic of His followers—a divine quality. Service makes us strong in our faith and useful in His kingdom. Service gives us purpose and courage in life. It brings us closer to God and helps us refine our divine nature.... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #11 - The Weekend

    1/20/2017 12:59:39 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Last night I wanted to beat my husband. Happens to us all doesn't it? It all stemmed from me being really excited by the prospect of going to Puerto Rico. I found the best plane ticket prices (less than $500 a ticket!) two great hotels right on the beach AND a friend from Crossfit is from Puerto Ri... Read more

  • #What is going on? #

    1/20/2017 10:05:57 AM, by HOUDINISMOM

    40 I've done everything I'm supposed to do, & my weight is going up & not down! Water weight??? Muscle weight??? Sure hope so!!!... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #10 - Vacation Help Needed!

    1/19/2017 1:06:28 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    So I'm pretty type A. Great for instance - we're planning a vacation and for most people that's not an item that takes hours of planning before you even pick your destination! But me? I've got a Pinterest Board full of hotels and their rates for different days, I'm tracking 8 different flights on Go... Read more

  • SPOILER...Service

    1/19/2017 6:44:19 AM, by JLAMING263

    "It is only when we love God and Christ with all of our hearts, souls, and minds that we are able to share this love with our neighbors through acts of kindness and service—the way that the Savior would love and serve all of us if He were among us today. When this pure love of Christ—or charity—enve... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #9 - "New Year Newbies"

    1/18/2017 12:03:49 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    You won't be the first to think "new year, new you." You won't be the last. I'm not alone in having joined new gyms, started new diets, changed to new habits, etc in the month of January. Millions of people each year do it. Unfortunately, statistics show that the dedication does not last all year lo... Read more

  • SPOILER...Choice

    1/18/2017 11:20:58 AM, by JLAMING263

    "My concern is not only about the big tipping-point decisions but also the middle ground—the workaday world and seemingly ordinary decisions where we spend most of our time. In these areas, we need to emphasize moderation, balance, and especially wisdom. It is important to rise above rationalization... Read more

  • #NEWYEAR#NEW BEGINNINGS#

    1/18/2017 8:44:35 AM, by HOUDINISMOM

    593 I am on day#6. Some days are easier than others but I'm trying to stay positive & encouraged. It's definitely a lifestyle & not a diet. ( Need to keep remembering this.) My weight has gone up because I quit tracking my food intake & .exercising. You can't get healthier without these 2 things, ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Crossing

    1/17/2017 11:58:33 AM, by JLAMING263

    Stephen D. Nadauld One day each of us will cross the finish line. Will it likewise be to the cheers and encouragement of those we have loved and served? Hopefully it will be to the approbation of our Savior, who because of our faith and our good works, will say, “Well done, thou good and faithful ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Service

    1/16/2017 4:01:15 PM, by JLAMING263

    Silvia H. Allred Providing service and extending charity toward others helps us overcome our own difficulties and makes them seem less challenging.... Read more

  • Looking For Motivation

    1/14/2017 1:55:44 PM, by AUNTMEEMAW

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  • Veg_Girl - A Year in the Life! -Blog #8!

    1/14/2017 11:46:26 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Great start to the weekend! I ended up being able to leave work early to do an extra Crossfit class at 5 pm. The workout was great and it was the right way to start what I'm planning to be a healthier weekend than usual. Afterwards, my husband and I went to dinner. I held strong and ordered a s... Read more

  • #NEWBEGINNING#2017

    1/14/2017 10:47:35 AM, by HOUDINISMOM

    Need to stay focused & motivated to get healthier. Blood sugar & weight also need to be lowered. 521... Read more

  • Veg_Girl - A Year in the Life! -Blog #7!

    1/13/2017 1:10:01 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Happy Friday everyone! So far the week is going well and I'm staying on track! I've only eaten out once during the week, which was yesterday for lunch. When I did, I was sure to track and eat healthy. I woke up in the morning with a craving for sushi. As a vegetarian, my sushi is really just ri... Read more

  • A week later...

    1/12/2017 11:30:51 AM, by SANDY1969

    Today I put my fitbit back on after probably not wearing it for 6 months. Last week I weighed myself. YUCK! This past week I have been trying to make better choices but I still have not exercised outside of what I get at work. I wake up each morning and feel groggy and I don't want to get ... Read more

  • Good morning!

    1/12/2017 10:51:21 AM, by BARBRUCKER1

    I am going to stay away from the scale until next month. I exercised 30 minutes yesterday and by doctor tells me that women my age need to exercise at least an hour a day. I have sat a goal to work up to one hour a day and to get 6000 steps in everyday, working toward the 10,000 of course. Friend... Read more

  • SPOILER...Scriptures

    1/12/2017 10:41:31 AM, by JLAMING263

    Julie B. Beck If you have not already developed the habit of daily scripture study, start now and keep studying in order to be prepared for your responsibilities in this life and in the eternities.... Read more

  • Feeling disheartened

    1/11/2017 8:14:59 PM, by AUNTMEEMAW

    I have been doing really well all week. Especially considering the fact that I have had a nasty cold. However, I could barely make it through the day today. Much less, push myself to work out and cook. I must tell you that I have numerous health challenges. I have been diagnosed with two types ... Read more

  • Veg_Girl - A Year in the Life! -Blog #6!

    1/11/2017 12:49:52 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    I picked up arugula last week. I'm honestly not really sure why. Most likely I saw it in a recipe on Food Network and thought "ohhhh arugula!" That or I was looking up recipes and saw a lot of recipes where arugula was a part of it. So it's been sitting in the fridge. I HATE when food "dies" in the ... Read more

  • Veg_Girl - A Year in the Life! -Blog #5

    1/10/2017 1:10:05 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Some things in this struggle are easier to do than others. The last few weeks I've done a great job of going to Crossfit 2 days a week. Before Christmas I was lucky if I made it once week! I've also been doing a good job most days with calories. (which again - before Christmas was hindered by chocol... Read more

  • SPOILER...Repentance

    1/10/2017 10:06:30 AM, by JLAMING263

    "The invitation to repent is rarely a voice of chastisement but rather a loving appeal to turn around and to “re-turn” toward God. It is the beckoning of a loving Father and His Only Begotten Son to be more than we are, to reach up to a higher way of life, to change, and to feel the happiness of kee... Read more

  • Day 6 and making progress

    1/9/2017 9:26:11 PM, by AUNTMEEMAW

    I woke up feeling better today. The rest seems to have helped the head cold. I am still sneezing and coughing but I had more energy today. I was able to get in 30 minutes of exercise along with 15 minutes of meditation. I also cleaned up a lot, rearranging a few pieces of furniture to give the ho... Read more

  • SPOILER...Marriage

    1/9/2017 10:55:56 AM, by JLAMING263

    Russell M. Nelson Marriage has been divinely designated as an eternal and everlasting covenant. Marriage is sanctified when it is cherished and honored in holiness. That union is not merely between husband and wife; it embraces a partnership with God.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Holy Ghost

    1/8/2017 12:42:17 PM, by JLAMING263

    Robert D. Hales Personal revelation is essential, but it is only one part of the work of the Holy Ghost. As the scriptures attest, the Holy Ghost also testifies of the Savior and God the Father.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Love

    1/7/2017 9:08:40 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Many in this world are afraid and angry with one another. While we understand these feelings, we need to be civil in our discourse and respectful in our interactions. This is especially true when we disagree. The Savior taught us to love even our enemies." —Quentin L. Cook... Read more

  • Veg_Girl - A Year in the Life! -Blog #4

    1/6/2017 1:20:11 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    I was messaging with a friend this morning and he asked how I was. I said really good, how are you? And his answer amazed me. "I'm always good" was his reply. And of course I had to ask him what his secret was. He must be a really smart guy as he said "I simply choose to be." This morning I ha... Read more

  • SPOILER...Plan of Peace

    1/6/2017 10:40:40 AM, by JLAMING263

    Neal A. Maxwell In the churn of crises and the sinister swirl of global events, true disciples will maintain faith in a revealing, loving God and in His plan for redeeming His children, which plan is the why of all that God does!... Read more

  • Veg_Girl - A Year in the Life! -Blog #3

    1/5/2017 1:07:41 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Last night I had every intention of making new recipe #2 for the new year but oh no - I had no breadcrumbs! I even went grocery shopping last night but I had no idea we had no more breadcrumbs, mostly because I hardly ever use them. I had intended to make a Spark Recipe for zucchini fries. Without b... Read more

  • Day 2 or 2,000

    1/5/2017 7:51:43 AM, by SANDY1969

    Day 2, weighed myself this morning. I wasn't going to, I was going to wait until tomorrow because that's when I dig out the old bike and start exercising. But then hey I figured I have already began, time to wrap my head around it, bite the bullet and see what's what. In 6 months I have gained 7-... Read more

  • Veg_Girl - A Year in the Life! -Blog #2

    1/4/2017 12:44:34 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    As I look at the comments on yesterday's blog I realize that I've told all of you to share your 2017 Goals. I shared my bucket list, but do you know what I didn't do? Make goals for the year! I said I want to have my healthiest year yet but I've learned from Spark People that a big goal like that do... Read more

  • O M G. It's been so long since I have been back here.

    1/4/2017 11:52:25 AM, by SANDY1969

    Excuses, my fitbit wasn't charged...for like 5 months. Funny yet not funny. I started on new medication that is mood controlling (fluoxetine) yet also leaves me not wanting to be a morning person any more. I plan on discussing this with the Dr. on my next visit. I just plain didn't wan... Read more

  • SPOILER...Hope

    1/4/2017 9:14:07 AM, by JLAMING263

    "No matter how intense the darkness of doubt, we choose how long and to what extent we allow it to influence us. We must remember how much our Heavenly Father and His Son love us. They will neither abandon us, nor will They allow us to be overcome if we seek Their help." —Vern P. Stanfill,... Read more

  • Veg_Girl - A Year in the Life! -Blog #1

    1/3/2017 11:53:05 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    What a refreshing time of year. With the tick of a clock, the flip of a calendar page - a new beginning. A day where you can have hope. A week where you can plan in your head what you hope and wish for an entire year. A month where you can start moving and doing and changing whatever it is you want ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Faith

    1/3/2017 8:33:36 AM, by JLAMING263

    Anne C. Pingree Faith, the spiritual ability to be persuaded of promises that are seen “afar off” … , is a sure measure of those who truly believe.... Read more

  • Sparkblog 1/2/2017 Happy New Year!

    1/2/2017 5:16:24 PM, by MAW_OH

    Another year is past and it's time to look forward to this year. Yesterday I went to the Y and worked out in the pool for 90 minutes. It was Not crowded at all, I figure that the usual January crowd will be rolling in pretty soon, though. It is always more crowded in January, from my experience. ... Read more

  • January 2017

    1/2/2017 11:46:47 AM, by BARBRUCKER1

    I am back on SP. A lot of my friends are no longer on Sparkpeople. I take care of my 89 year old mom and my DH who is also disabled so I am busy, busy, busy. But I lost 30 pounds doing a very low carb diet, my DH had weight loss surgery in 2016. I had signed up but lost too much weight with t... Read more

  • SPOILER...Scriptures

    1/2/2017 10:25:44 AM, by JLAMING263

    Carol F. McConkie As we prayerfully read and study sacred prophetic word with faith in Christ, with real intent, the Holy Ghost will speak truth to our minds and hearts. May we open our ears to hear, our hearts to understand, and our minds that the mysteries of God may be unfolded to our view.... Read more

  • SPOILER...New Year

    1/1/2017 12:55:02 PM, by JLAMING263

    Jeffrey R. Holland As a new year begins and we try to benefit from a proper view of what has gone before, I plead with you not to dwell on days now gone nor to yearn vainly for yesterdays, however good those yesterdays may have been.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Faith

    12/31/2016 9:48:36 AM, by JLAMING263

    Jeffrey R. Holland Faith is for the future. Faith builds on the past but never longs to stay there. Faith trusts that God has great things in store for each of us and that Christ truly is the ‘high priest of good things to come.’... Read more

  • 2016!

    12/30/2016 2:23:21 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    I've seen an overwhelming amount of people who seemed to have a totally negative 2016. I will say the world as a whole seemed to have a pretty negative 2016, with political problems, wars, mass shootings, large fires, celebrity deaths...you name it. It hasn't been shiny and bright for a lot of the p... Read more

  • SPOILER...a New Day

    12/30/2016 11:34:33 AM, by JLAMING263

    Dieter F. Uchtdorf With every new day, a new dawn comes—not only for the earth but also for us. And with a new day comes a new start—a chance to begin again.... Read more

  • Salad time!

    12/29/2016 1:04:18 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Yesterday I posted on the message boards to someone who was requesting new salad ideas. Along with that I read the SP article one 26 High Protein Lunches that aren't sandwiches. Surprise, surprise, the ones that spoke to me a lot were the salads. (as a vegetarian - sounds about right, huh?) To... Read more

  • The Box!

    12/28/2016 12:55:06 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    One of the techniques I used to keep myself on track with my nutrition is to pack both my breakfast and lunch to bring to work. Luckily for me DH got me an ISO Cube 3 meal lunch box for Christmas! I did my research and put this bad boy on my wish list and while today is only the second day of carryi... Read more

  • SPOILER...Peace

    12/28/2016 8:24:51 AM, by JLAMING263

    Jeffrey R. Holland Be peaceful. Believe in God and yourself. You are doing better than you think you are.... Read more

  • Great Time to Recommit!

    12/27/2016 1:09:39 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    The holidays are a time that people traditionally fall off the health and fitness wagon. And like many this holiday season, I have not done the best. But why wait until next Monday or New Years to say I WILL do better. One thing I've learned from SparkPeople is the best day to start a new is today. ... Read more

  • Another year

    12/27/2016 11:09:19 AM, by APLOUIS

    The pup one year ago... Read more

  • SPOILER...Prayer

    12/27/2016 8:30:55 AM, by JLAMING263

    "The object of our prayers should not be to present a wish list or a series of requests but to secure for ourselves and for others blessings that God is eager to bestow, according to His will and timing. Every sincere prayer is heard and answered by our Heavenly Father, but the answers we receive ma... Read more

  • SPOILER...Christmas

    12/26/2016 7:58:22 AM, by JLAMING263

    Craig C. Christensen Christmas is not only a celebration of how Jesus came into the world but also of knowing who He is—our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ—and of why He came.... Read more

  • Sparkblog 12/24/16

    12/24/2016 3:01:23 PM, by MAW_OH

    Just a quick blog to say, Have a wonderful Christmas or your holiday of choice! ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Love

    12/24/2016 9:31:07 AM, by JLAMING263

    Thomas S. Monson Love is the very essence of the gospel, and Jesus Christ is our Exemplar. His life was a legacy of love.... Read more