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  • May 23: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/23/2017 6:46:57 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Happy Tuesday Highlights include: * Yesterday was day 100 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak * Today is day 44 in a row blogging for this challenge (details below) Woohoo -- I'm excited to hit 100 days in the 10+ fitness minutes streak yesterday! Now I'm looking forward to the... Read more

  • Tuesday

    5/23/2017 1:06:30 PM, by GLENDAK72

    hello all... so Day 2 of a new week , still feeling bad I did get my steps in yesterday and I'm working toward them today! I stayed in my points. today my chest is hurting me also, I think I been smoking touch (more then usual, is what I mean, even 1 is too much so please don't smoke) it seems as if... Read more

  • Spoiler...Christlike Attributes

    5/23/2017 10:27:20 AM, 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

  • May 22: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/22/2017 8:59:31 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Happy Monday! Highlights include: * Yesterday was day 99 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak * Today is day 43 in a row blogging for this challenge (details below) Whew, just a quick check-in today. I had to do over 3 hours driving to a meeting today. At least got about 20-30 minute... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #60 - Underarm

    5/22/2017 1:00:13 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Before our trip to Puerto Rico I ended up with cellulitis - a skin infection located in my armpit. After 2 rounds of antibiotics it seemed gone. Two and a half weeks later BAM I've got something the size of a golfball under my arm. Long story short I wasn't heading back to the Walgreen's clinic - I ... Read more

  • Spoiler...Patience

    5/22/2017 11:48:30 AM, by JLAMING263

    Thomas S. Monson Charity is having patience with someone who has let us down. It is resisting the impulse to become offended easily. It is accepting weaknesses and shortcomings. It is accepting people as they truly are.... Read more

  • monday

    5/22/2017 9:25:01 AM, by GLENDAK72

    it's a new week I had a pretty good weekend I been in a lot of pain since Saturday night so staying in my points was not a problem I don't eat very much when I feel bad my steps was another story I didn't hit my step goal of 2000 yesterday but I got pretty good I got over 1200 and considering how ba... Read more

  • SGCC Activity #4: Daily Planning (SparkTime!)

    5/21/2017 8:56:05 PM, by SPARKGUY

    This lesson is from the Focus Cornerstone. As a reminder: Focus Cornerstone – Get Clear About Your Goals Goal setting has a touch of magic. When people set goals the correct way (achievable, measurable), they often seem to reach these goals. So far in the Focus Cornerstone, we ha... Read more

  • SGCC Lesson #4: Building Habits

    5/21/2017 8:52:07 PM, by SPARKGUY

    This lesson is from the Focus Cornerstone. As a reminder: Focus Cornerstone – Get Clear About Your Goals Goal setting has a touch of magic. When people set goals the correct way (achievable, measurable), they often seem to reach these goals. The definition of “habit” from Diction... Read more

  • SGCC Activity #3: The Power of Goal-Setting

    5/21/2017 6:46:57 PM, by SPARKGUY

    This lesson is from the Focus Cornerstone. As a reminder: Focus Cornerstone – Get Clear About Your Goals Goal setting has a touch of magic. When people set goals the correct way (achievable, measurable), they often seem to reach these goals. Goal-Setting is so powerful that I’m s... Read more

  • Healthy changes

    5/21/2017 1:29:07 PM, by FRENCHY73

    Happy Sunday! Do you live with a picky eater? Is it a chore in general to cook new meals because they will fight you? I am counting my blessings this week, true we just started and he said he was on board with the change. So far he ate more veggies than the past month altogether! The p... Read more

  • Sunday

    5/21/2017 12:51:28 PM, by GLENDAK72

    well it's Sunday the last day of the weekend woke up this morning a whole lot of paying a hardly move so I guess today I will be spending most of my time on the couch I will try really hard to hit my step goal so from my praying friends reading this I ask you say little prayer for me today y'all hav... Read more

  • SGCC Lesson #3: The Hard Work Paradox: More Work Leads to More Fun in Life!

    5/21/2017 12:46:13 PM, by SPARKGUY

    This lesson is from the Fire Cornerstone. As a reminder: Fire Cornerstone – Live with Passion & A sense of Adventure Most people set goals and then forget them. This cornerstone is designed to keep you motivated with passion and fire as you reach goals. Parent bragging alert (but ... Read more

  • May 21: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/21/2017 9:23:56 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Happy Sunday Everyone! Highlights include: * Yesterday was day 98 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak * Today is day 42 in a row blogging for this challenge (details below) Two days ago, I talked about the concept of painting a beautiful day: http://www.sparkpeople.com/m
    ypage_pu... Read more

  • Spoiler...Adversity

    5/21/2017 8:17:14 AM, by JLAMING263

    Dieter F. Uchtdorf It’s human nature to stumble, fail, and sometimes want to drop out of the race. But as disciples of Jesus Christ, we have committed not only to begin the race but also to finish it—and finish it with our torch still burning brightly.... Read more

  • Your blueprint for success (last week's SparkGuy email)

    5/20/2017 7:13:05 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone Below is the text of my "Hello from SparkGuy" email from last week. I'm publishing it here because I want to link to this from this week's email for anyone who missed last week's email (or for anyone on the site/app who missed it). ** Hi SparkPeople Members This is t... Read more

  • Allergies! My friend of the day

    5/20/2017 3:09:06 PM, by FRENCHY73

    Here is my situation today! Allergies has taken over and not want to leave the building on their own! I did some cleaning and a short walk but nothing else today, between sneezing, blowing my nose and coughing! Oh well tomorrow will be better!... Read more

  • May 20: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/20/2017 11:31:15 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Happy Saturday SparkPeeps! Highlights include: * Yesterday was day 97 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak * Today is day 41 in a row blogging for this challenge (details below) In yesterday's blog, I talked about the concept of painting a beautiful day: http://www.sparkpeople.com/m<... Read more

  • Spoiler...Atonement

    5/20/2017 10:23:36 AM, by JLAMING263

    Linda S. Reeves We must feel and see for ourselves and then help all of Heavenly Father’s children to feel and see and know that our Savior has taken upon Himself not only all our sins but also our pains and our suffering and afflictions so that He can know what we feel and how to comfort us.... Read more

  • Saturday Saturday Saturday

    5/20/2017 8:13:55 AM, by GLENDAK72

    Oh I am happy to see another Saturday... that means 1 more week we've made it through... so my week has been pretty good I have made me a note pad to keep up with stuff also, so now I have 3 major tools to keep me motivated I'm trying really hard to find things that will keep me going , although I'm... Read more

  • May 19: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/19/2017 4:16:47 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Woohoo -- happy Friday! Highlights include: * Yesterday was day 96 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak * Today is day 40 in a row blogging for this challenge (details below) Wow, I think my fitness streak plus the rest of my health/nutrition program is really kicking in. I always not... Read more

  • Spoiler...Jesus Christ

    5/19/2017 10:44:38 AM, by JLAMING263

    Thomas S. Monson In our busy lives, with ever so many other things competing for our attention, it is essential that we make a conscious, committed effort to bring Christ into our lives and into our homes.... Read more

  • May 18: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/18/2017 12:29:24 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Happy Thursday Everyone! Highlights include: * Yesterday was day 95 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak * Today is day 39 in a row blogging for this challenge Quick check-in this morning before some meetings. Great sleep last night -- woke up and started working away and hopped o... Read more

  • Spoiler...Family

    5/18/2017 11:01:26 AM, by JLAMING263

    Bonnie L. Oscarson Everyone, no matter what their marital circumstance or number of children, can be defenders of the Lord’s plan described in the family proclamation. If it is the Lord’s plan, it should also be our plan!... Read more

  • Thursday

    5/18/2017 9:08:07 AM, by GLENDAK72

    hey sparkbuddies, so I didn't get my vlog uploaded or even taped for that matter I had a busy busy day yesterday plus I wasn't feeling well as the day went on, I think the medicine change is getting to me, lol but that's ok I'm still here and still going on. today I am going to the grocery with my ... Read more

  • May 17: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/17/2017 10:08:51 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Happy Woohoo Wednesday Everyone! Highlights include: * Today is day 38 in a row blogging for this challenge * Yesterday was day 94 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak Whew, lots of meetings today, so just a quick check-in tonight to say hello! I did get in good fitness including ... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #59 - The Party!

    5/17/2017 12:56:36 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    It's a super busy week at work so I don't have long to post but wanted to share the recipes from our party this weekend! Thank goodness we spent a lot of the week last week prepping for the party. Unlike most of our parties I really had time Saturday to get ready without super rushing and we were re... Read more

  • Wednesday

    5/17/2017 10:04:05 AM, by GLENDAK72

    good morning spark buddies today's Wednesday I didn't post yesterday I had a lot going on, I know that's no excuse!! but I'm here today. I had a pretty good day yesterday, not sure on my steps my fit but was dead and I didn't know it so it only registered 430 😂😂 but I'm about to get it off my comp... Read more

  • Spoiler...Heavenly Father

    5/17/2017 9:48:15 AM, by JLAMING263

    Thomas S. Monson God our Father has ears with which to hear our prayers. He has eyes with which to see our actions. He has a mouth with which to speak to us. He has a heart with which to feel compassion and love. He is real. He is living. We are his children made in his image. We look like him and... Read more

  • May 16: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/16/2017 8:01:53 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Happy Tuesday Everyone! Highlights include: * Today is day 37 in a row blogging for this challenge * Yesterday was day 93 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak * Hooray that we just crossed 15,000 button presses! Here is a cropped version of the photo I posted yesterday (taken by my 1... Read more

  • Spoiler...Atonement

    5/16/2017 9:50:07 AM, by JLAMING263

    Linda K. Burton That supreme act of love ought to send each of us to our knees in humble prayer to thank our Heavenly Father for loving us enough that He sent His Only Begotten and perfect Son to suffer for our sins, our heartaches, and all that seems unfair in our own individual lives.... Read more

  • May 15: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/15/2017 11:26:25 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Happy Monday Everyone! Highlights include: * Today is day 36 in a row blogging for this challenge * Yesterday was day 92 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak I hope all of the SparkMoms had a good day yesterday! We had my mother-in-law over and had a good time with the 2 moms. H... Read more

  • Spoiler...Family

    5/15/2017 11:24:42 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Parenthood is a sacred privilege, and depending upon faithfulness, it can be an eternal blessing. The ultimate end of all activity in the Church is that a man and his wife and their children can be happy at home." —Boyd K. Packer... Read more

  • Monday new week new goals....

    5/15/2017 6:42:52 AM, by GLENDAK72

    happy Monday , so first let me tell ya bout my weekend .......... even with going out to eat and having cake I stayed in my points...lunch was so late we didn't even eat the roast so that's now today's supper yay me lol I reach my goal plus I went over more then 1000 steps I was happy now to my wee... Read more

  • May 14: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/14/2017 2:29:03 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hello Everyone -- Happy Sunday and Happy Mother's Day to all the SparkMoms out there! Highlights include: * Today is day 35 in a row blogging for this challenge * Yesterday was day 91 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak I hope all the SparkMoms have a great day out there! So far our... Read more

  • Happy Mother's Day

    5/14/2017 10:38:02 AM, by GLENDAK72

    today is a sad but joyful day, I'm happy and very blessed to still have my mother (very thankful) but at almost 45 I still don't have any children (real children) I have 2 furbabies (1 passes away in January) and then o Blue as y'all know lol I also have 5 reborns (vinyl children) please no judgemen... Read more

  • Spoiler...Mothering

    5/14/2017 8:09:23 AM, by JLAMING263

    Jeffrey R. Holland No love in mortality comes closer to approximating the pure love of Jesus Christ than the selfless love a devoted mother has for her child... It is not only that they bear us, but they continue bearing with us. It is not only the prenatal carrying but the lifelong carrying that ... Read more

  • May 13: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/13/2017 8:36:27 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hello Everyone -- Happy Saturday! Highlights include: * Today is day 34 in a row blogging for this challenge * Yesterday was day 90 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak I hope everyone is having a good Saturday! I spent much of the day at my son's school because they had a music fest... Read more

  • the weekends here

    5/13/2017 6:26:22 PM, by GLENDAK72

    happy saturday spark buddies....welcome to the weekend!! I have a new vlog on my yt channel if y'all would like to check it out channe name goaldigger. anyone have any new goals they would like to share ? trying to get my steps in tomorrow today I have as of right now (6:22 p) 3064 steps , o got mos... Read more

  • Spoiler...Plan of Salvation, Plan of Happiness

    5/13/2017 8:16:48 AM, by JLAMING263

    Dieter F. Uchtdorf Our Heavenly Father has given us wonderful instructions for structuring our lives and putting together our best selves. He has given us the gospel and the Church of Jesus Christ. He has given us the plan of redemption, the plan of salvation, even the plan of happiness.... Read more

  • May 12: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/12/2017 8:40:53 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hello Everyone -- Happy Friday! Highlights include: * Today is day 33 in a row blogging for this challenge * Yesterday was day 89 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak Whew -- just finished writing Lesson #2 for this challenge about setbacks. I hope you like it. If you read it alread... Read more

  • SGCC Lesson #2: How to Make Setbacks Positive

    5/12/2017 6:27:36 PM, by SPARKGUY

    This lesson is from the Fire Cornerstone. As a reminder: Fire Cornerstone – Live with Passion & A sense of Adventure Most people set goals and then forget them. This cornerstone is designed to keep you motivated with passion and fire as you reach goals. As I thought about the next... Read more

  • Spoiler...Plan of Salvation, Plan of Happiness

    5/12/2017 11:23:50 AM, by JLAMING263

    Forget Me Not https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2011/10/forget-
    me-not?lang=eng Dieter F. Uchtdorf... Read more

  • TGIF

    5/12/2017 9:01:50 AM, by GLENDAK72

    well it's Friday sparkbuddies and with Friday comes our weekend goals..... for me my main goal is not to blow all the work I've struggled to accomplish this week and then my next goal or goals are to stay in my points and keep my steps up (2000 p/day) try to get in an outside walk (if weather perm... Read more

  • Spoiler...Plan of Salvation, Plan of Happiness

    5/11/2017 2:09:49 PM, by JLAMING263

    Dallin H. Oaks It was essential that God’s spirit children have mortal birth and an opportunity to progress toward eternal life. In light of the ultimate purpose of the great plan of happiness, I believe that the ultimate treasures on earth and in heaven are our children and our posterity.... Read more

  • May 11: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/11/2017 2:05:00 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hello Everyone -- Happy Thursday! Highlights include: * Today is day 32 in a row blogging for this challenge * Yesterday was day 88 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak Thanks for all of the good wishes on my cold. It looks like I might have fought it off with just feeling weak and a... Read more

  • Thursday again

    5/11/2017 8:48:41 AM, by GLENDAK72

    woot woot the weekends almost here guys... in my head I have all these things I wanna do for the weekend , want to take a few walks , sit outside in the sun and make great choices my goal is also to be smoke free after today , I have 1 cigarette left ( I had 2 when I woke up but I smoked 1) so yeah ... Read more

  • May 10: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/10/2017 11:03:03 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hello Everyone -- Happy Wednesday! Highlights include: * Today is day 31 in a row blogging for this challenge * Yesterday was day 87 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak Ugh, it appears I'm getting a bit of the cold/sore throat from my kids. Trying to fight it off today, so I'm just ... Read more

  • humpity hump day

    5/10/2017 2:27:42 PM, by GLENDAK72

    so today I decided that I will still be using sparkpeople for everything except logging my food, I feel I did much better using itrackbites so I'm going to give it another shot and see what happens....but I will still be on here for everything else & also I'll be doing a vlog on my YouTube channel I... Read more

  • AYITL -Blog #58 - Upcoming Dinner Party

    5/10/2017 1:39:27 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Happy Wednesday! This week has been a good week. Really back in to the swing of life, busy at work, enjoying Crossfit and getting ready for our first big party of the Spring! We're throwing an Italian Dinner Party on Saturday night to kick off the spring and I'm really looking forward to it. I'... Read more

  • May 10, 2017

    5/10/2017 11:19:22 AM, by SANDY1969

    So...the last time we talked I mentioned my granddaughter's birthday. CAKE. where to start, or where to end. We STILL have some in the fridge. Not for lack of trying to eat it all I assure you. I really need to start thinking about why I eat, and why I eat what I eat. I can't "really" sa... Read more

  • Spoiler...Family

    5/10/2017 9:38:47 AM, by JLAMING263

    Russell M. Nelson Our Heavenly Father wants husbands and wives to be faithful to each other and to esteem and treat their children as an heritage from the Lord.... Read more

  • May 9: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/9/2017 2:12:15 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hello Everyone -- Happy Tuesday! Highlights include: * Today is day 30 in a row blogging for this challenge * Yesterday was day 86 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak * Yesterday we hit 11,000 presses of the SparkButton -- woohoo! Just a quick check-in today to see how everyone is... Read more

  • Spoiler...Agency

    5/9/2017 10:14:19 AM, by JLAMING263

    Susan W. Tanner Our Father in Heaven exemplifies the pattern we should follow. He loves us, teaches us, is patient with us, and entrusts us with our agency. … Sometimes discipline, which means ‘to teach,’ is confused with criticism. Children—as well as people of all ages—improve behavior from love... Read more

  • Some Updates

    5/9/2017 9:30:33 AM, by GLENDAK72

    ok so today is tuesday but I want to talk about my weekend , so I did meet my step goals on fit bit for the weekend which 2000 steps a day, and actually on Sunday we had my nephews birthday party at the park, he's a big 3 years old lol but on Sunday I actually got over 3000 steps in yall I was so pr... Read more

  • Spoiler...Scriptures

    5/8/2017 10:19:16 AM, by JLAMING263

    "We were not there….Yet we know all these things and much, much more because we have the scriptural record to enlarge our memory, to teach us what we did not know. And as these things penetrate our minds and hearts, our faith in God and His Beloved Son takes root." —D. Todd Christofferson... Read more

  • May 8: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/8/2017 9:25:10 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Hello Everyone -- Happy Monday! Highlights include: * Today is day 29 in a row blogging for this challenge * Yesterday was day 85 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak * Yesterday we hit 10,000 presses of the SparkButton -- woohoo! I'll think about a next goal My best highlight yest... Read more

  • SGCC Lesson #1: Crisscross Effects & The SparkPeople System Intro

    5/7/2017 10:04:09 PM, by SPARKGUY

    The Crisscross Effects concept changed the course of my life and I would like to help make the same thing happen to you! This lesson gets to the heart of how and why the SparkPeople Fuel for Improvement System works and is an introduction to the System. As a note, this lesson will briefly refe... Read more

  • May 7: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/7/2017 11:18:46 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Hello SparkPeople Happy Sunday! Highlights include: * Today is day 28 in a row blogging for this challenge (woohoo for 4 weeks straight!) * Yesterday was day 84 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak (already have day 85 in the books from a morning walk and some plank exercise) * I comm... Read more

  • Spoiler...Sacrament

    5/7/2017 8:07:06 AM, by JLAMING263

    Henry B. Eyring The sacramental prayers help us to know how to find that peace amidst the tribulations of life. As we partake of the sacrament, we can determine to be faithful to our covenants to follow Him.... Read more

  • May 6: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/6/2017 10:29:42 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Hello SparkPeople Happy Saturday Highlights include: * Today is day 27 in a row blogging for this challenge * Yesterday was day 83 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak * I commit to add at least one new lesson/activity to this challenge by the end of this weekend Just a quick che... Read more

  • Went for a sleep study and other things in life.

    5/6/2017 9:37:47 AM, by SANDY1969

    Happy 4th Birthday to my granddaughter Aubree today, isn't she gorgeous? :) Gonna go have a party today and play nice with the ex and his wife...or just totally ignore. Yes that's it just totally ignore. Even though it's Saturday I made sure to ride the bike today because I LOVE BIRTH... Read more

  • Spoiler...Decisions

    5/6/2017 9:19:41 AM, by JLAMING263

    "[Life’s journey] is a pathway marked by forks and turnings. Decisions are constantly before us. To make them wisely, courage is needed: the courage to say, “No,” the courage to say, “Yes.” Decisions do determine destiny." —Thomas S. Monson... Read more

  • TGIF

    5/5/2017 1:01:16 PM, by GLENDAK72

    woot woot it's Friday.....so how has everyone's week been? My week has been crazy I have been mostly staying in my calories , I think I went over once maybe twice not sure right off hand , but my choices haven't been that well but but I have to make what we have , my better choices must start at the... Read more

  • Spoiler...Love

    5/5/2017 10:43:57 AM, by JLAMING263

    Thomas S. Monson If we would keep the commandment to love one another, we must treat each other with compassion and respect, showing our love in day-to-day interactions.... Read more

  • May 5: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/5/2017 9:46:01 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Hello everyone Happy Friday! Highlights include: * Today is day 26 in a row blogging for this challenge * Yesterday was day 82 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak * Woohoo for crossing 8,000 presses! Getting to 10,000 by Sunday morning will be tough, but possible if I mention this i... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #57 - Vacation Photoshoot!

    5/4/2017 1:04:40 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    My hubby and I took some pictures on vacation - a little mini photo shoot on the beach. I wasn't sure about posting them on here or Facebook but after reading an article yesterday from my ladies at Girls Gone Strong I decided I should be proud of the pictures and share them! The article is posted be... Read more

  • May 4: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/4/2017 10:12:37 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Hello everyone Happy Thursday! Highlights include: * Today is day 25 in a row blogging for this challenge * Yesterday was day 81 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak. * Worked more on updating my mini-book yesterday Good day yesterday and feeling great today! My fitness hig... Read more

  • Happy Thursday

    5/4/2017 6:33:51 AM, by GLENDAK72

    so here we are at Thursday, I'm doing ok, I'm having trouble getting all those steps in on my Fitbit but hey I'm not quitting, I got to do this, like me & my friend Susan says we still got living to do....... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #56 - Puerto Rican Vacation!

    5/3/2017 12:57:32 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Well - we're back! (And have been since late Saturday night!) I've wanted to blog the last few days but it can be hard getting back in to the swing of things! Not to mention my laptop decided to not work Monday when I got back to work so it's been a trying first few days when it comes to the interne... Read more

  • Spoiler...Worship

    5/3/2017 11:36:20 AM, by JLAMING263

    "If you feel too spiritually maimed to come to the feast, please realize that the Church is not a monastery for perfect people, though all of us ought to be striving on the road to godliness. No, at least one aspect of the Church is more like a hospital or an aid station, provided for those who are ... Read more

  • May 3: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/3/2017 11:28:31 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Hello everyone Happy Wednesday! Highlights include: * Today is day 24 in a row blogging for this challenge * Yesterday was day 80 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak. * Worked more on updating my mini-book yesterday Another fun fitness highlight yesterday showing a good... Read more

  • it's Tuesday

    5/2/2017 7:01:29 PM, by GLENDAK72

    so it's Tuesday, I'm doing ok I did go over my calorie by 61 and that was because after went back and looked at my tracker to run a report I realized I had 1 serving when should have been 2 but that's ok... also I have not been reaching my goal step of 2000 so far this week but I will I'm not giving... Read more

  • May 2: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/2/2017 8:51:00 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Hello everyone Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a good start to May yesterday. Highlights include: * Today is day 23 in a row blogging for this challenge * Yesterday was day 79 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak. * I started updating my free mini-book to add to the content for ... Read more

  • Spoiler...Faith

    5/2/2017 8:22:22 AM, by JLAMING263

    Dieter F. Uchtdorf But to understand what it means to live by faith, we must understand what faith is. Faith is more than belief. It is complete trust in God accompanied by action. It is more than wishing. When we say “the just shall live by faith,” we mean we are guided and directed by our faith.... Read more

  • it's Monday May 1 2017

    5/1/2017 3:06:46 PM, by GLENDAK72

    so yeah so far so good ....I've started of good, it's going to be a great but rough week, I sabotaged myself this last week & half you know if you have arthritis you got to keep moving every day or you can't move, so yeah you know what thy means right lol but I'm doing it I was not able to get in t... Read more

  • Spoiler...Courage

    5/1/2017 1:58:43 PM, by JLAMING263

    "[Life’s journey] is a pathway marked by forks and turnings. Decisions are constantly before us. To make them wisely, courage is needed: the courage to say, “No,” the courage to say, “Yes.” Decisions do determine destiny." —Thomas S. Monson... Read more

  • May 1: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    5/1/2017 9:43:05 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Hello everyone Happy Monday! Welcome to May. Let's make this an amazing month! Highlights include: * Woohoo that we had 1,300 SparkButton presses in the past 24 hours -- that is a new record. A bunch of this came from my SparkGuy email over the weekend, so we still have work to do to ... Read more

  • SGCC Activity #2: Healthy Foods, Spices, Recipes, & More

    4/30/2017 8:34:53 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Quick note: I'm going out-of-order with the activities so will jump around to the different Cornerstones to do ones I think are more important to start. This one is from the Fitness & Health Cornerstone. Eventually I'll figure out the best ordering system for this. On to the activity... As y... Read more

  • starting all over again...

    4/30/2017 6:36:49 PM, by GLENDAK72

    GEESH ...so I broke my number 1 rule guys.. 1) don't let a bad day turn into a bad week so yeah I suck!! lol naw I'm not gonna be hard on myself , but here's the scoop! so last weekend I lost my Fitbit (I found it yesterday) so I had no motivation for myself and I ate what I wanted didn't track bef... Read more

  • Spoiler...Gratitude

    4/30/2017 12:59:48 PM, by JLAMING263

    Bonnie D. Parkin Gratitude is a Spirit-filled principle. It opens our minds to a universe permeated with the richness of a living God. Through it, we become spiritually aware of the wonder of the smallest things.... Read more

  • April 30: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton

    4/30/2017 10:39:48 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Hello everyone Happy Sunday! I hope you have a good finish to your weekend. Highlights include: * Woohoo that we reached our goal of 5,000 presses by early this morning -- we hit 5,300 when I checked at 6am my time. This is a stretch goal, but let's see if we go for 10,000 presses a we... Read more

  • accountable

    4/30/2017 7:52:11 AM, by SANDY1969

    Just over 40 days back, and I am down about 20 pounds. I didn't weigh myself this morning, had a bad food day yesterday, ate lunch out and then a party last night. I can say that I skipped the burger on a bun and had a grilled chicken wing minus the skin, but I bet the salt was off the charts in t... Read more

  • April 29: Small Goals Commitment Challenge Button

    4/29/2017 1:14:56 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hello everyone Happy Saturday! I hope you have a great weekend. Highlights include: * Today is day 20 in a row blogging for this challenge * Yesterday was day 76 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak. As a former accountant, I like numbers, so it was a fun numbers quirk to do 76 ... Read more

  • Spoiler...Obedience

    4/29/2017 11:18:06 AM, by JLAMING263

    Dieter F. Uchtdorf Sometimes I think we misunderstand obedience. We may see obedience as an end in itself, rather than a means to an end. Perhaps there is a different metaphor that can explain why we obey the commandments of God. Maybe obedience is not so much the process of bending, twisting, and... Read more

  • April 28: Small Goals Commitment Challenge Button

    4/28/2017 11:59:28 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Hello everyone Happy Friday! Woohoo for a good night sleep again. It looks like it will be a big challenge to hit 5,000 presses by Sunday morning, but let's get as close to this goal as we can! Highlights include: * Today is day 19 in a row blogging for this challenge * Yesterday was... Read more

  • Atrial fibrillation

    4/28/2017 9:24:23 AM, by DIAMORROW1

    I have atrial fibrillation and am wondering how many other folks here have this. Looking for support and to share ideas. Would love to hear how you are treating this. It is a roller coaster for me. I have an episode that lasts anywhere from a few minutes to 8 hours. It always rights itself but i... Read more

  • Spoiler...True Belief

    4/28/2017 9:12:05 AM, by JLAMING263

    Bonnie L. Oscarson Being truly converted means we are acting upon what we believe and allowing it to create a mighty change in us, or in our hearts.... Read more

  • SGCC Activity #1: Why do you want to be healthy & fit?

    4/27/2017 9:41:13 PM, by SPARKGUY

    One of the first actions I like to ask people to take is to answer the question: Why do you want to be healthy & fit? This may take some thinking. And your answer may change over time. For example, when I was younger, I had so much social anxiety that I rarely thought about the goals of other... Read more

  • Small Goals Commitment Challenge: SparkPeople System Overview

    4/27/2017 9:37:39 PM, by SPARKGUY

    The SparkPeople “Fuel for Improvement” System is designed to help you reach goals in all areas of life – including goals you may have never thought possible! If your most important goal now is to lose weight, this program is a much better way to lose weight because most “diets” focus primarily ... Read more

  • my lesson number 1211

    4/27/2017 5:01:10 PM, by GLENDAK72

    1211 yeah you see that number..... well that's my lesson number see today I did not plan out my meals or track before I ate so when I sat down and put my meals in my tracker guess what yes you guessed it I ate my calories plus 1211 more then I have the nerve to wonder why I have gained my weight ba... Read more

  • Spoiler...Prayer

    4/27/2017 10:41:11 AM, by JLAMING263

    Carole F. McConkie Prayer is essential to developing faith. When the Lord comes again, will He find a people who know how to pray in faith and who are prepared to receive salvation?... Read more

  • April 27: Small Goals Commitment Challenge Button

    4/27/2017 10:33:38 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Hello everyone Happy Thursday! Got a better night sleep last night so I should be able to get a lot done today. My commitment for today is to start posting "official" content for this challenge -- by the end of the day for me (say by 7pm Pacific at the latest). This will include 1) the f... Read more

  • Yesterday was good after all.

    4/27/2017 7:51:32 AM, by SANDY1969

    Yesterday didn't defeat me. I made smoothies for supper. I had half a sub from subway for lunch (unsweet tea and 2 cookies...I know but I can't pass them up) so I was trying to even things out. I did not exercise yesterday but still managed to get in over 12,000 steps YAY! Today, up earl... Read more

  • Spoiler...Jesus Christ

    4/26/2017 7:25:30 PM, by JLAMING263

    "Wherefore, be of good cheer, and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you." —D&C 68:6... Read more

  • starving

    4/26/2017 7:02:27 PM, by SANDY1969

    I am trying to decide what to have for supper. I thought on my way home I'd make a smoothie out of a protein drink, ice and frozen fruit, sit on the deck and relax. Right now I am starving. lol Hubby's been mowing the grass, think he's done. Let's see what happens.... Read more

  • April 26: Small Goals Commitment Challenge Button

    4/26/2017 12:23:25 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hello everyone Happy Wednesday! Gaa -- not a great sleep night last night, so writing a little later today. Highlights include: * Today is day 17 in a row blogging for this challenge * Yesterday was day 73 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak. Yesterday I wrote about my exerci... Read more

  • Spoiler...Ho;y Ghost

    4/25/2017 12:21:41 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

  • April 25: Small Goals Commitment Challenge Button

    4/25/2017 10:41:29 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi SparkPeeps Happy Tuesday! Hooray for hitting 3,000 presses today. Had good sleep last night so ready for another good day. Highlights include: * Today is day 16 in a row blogging for this challenge * Yesterday was day 72 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak. My favorite wor... Read more

  • Spoiler...Spirit

    4/24/2017 1:02:55 PM, by JLAMING263

    "We receive the Spirit of Christ at birth to tell us right from wrong and to allow us to experience the connection between sin and unhappiness." —Henry B. Eyring... Read more