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  • Sunday putting on my armor for another long challenging week ahead

    2/25/2018 6:29:23 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    Today's service was a good one. Brunch wasn't a challenge since most of it was good that I had no problem resisting. It was a good winter choice of chili or potato soup, sandwiches, and desserts. The desserts are normally my temptation especially when I am under stress. Today they were tiny little ... Read more

  • A Stitch in Time

    2/25/2018 5:25:27 PM, by PAMMYLBEAR

    It's time to break out the knitting needles again. I think my case of the afternoon and evening munchies is directly related to having nothing in my hands. So then I have to food in them. Not good. I'm too close to reaching my February goal of 159.999 pounds to have something like this throw m... Read more

  • What ya thunk 2/25/18

    2/25/2018 4:29:22 PM, by JVANAM

    Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change. - Wayne W. Dyer ~ 2/25/18... Read more

  • Goals

    2/25/2018 4:19:54 PM, by VICTORIOUS24

    Background I have been diabetic (type 2) for about 15 years now. I hate to admit it but I've basically had my head buried in the sand for about 9 of those 10 years. For the past year I've taken a more active interest in my health care and am seeing an Internist & dietitian that are working with m... Read more

  • My body is a gift

    2/25/2018 3:56:31 PM, by ZUZUPETALS10

    I’m grateful for the many things my body can do. I’ve had some health challenges lasting over a decade but through it all my body has been amazing. Being a part of Sparks is helping me take better care of her. 💕🌷😊... Read more

  • Day 1746

    2/25/2018 3:19:31 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR SUNDAY

    2/25/2018 2:45:26 PM, by ANHELIC

    TO BE KNOWN AND LOVED I am the good shepherd, I know my sheep and my sheep know me. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear,. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like loved by God. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and for... Read more

  • Card night

    2/25/2018 2:00:13 PM, by MSBONNIEP

    I've had card night at my house for the last 10 years once a month. Everybody bring something to eat. Last night I made a casserole which I just loved. It had 3 sliced sweet potatoes, two sliced and peeled gala apples. They were layered. I added a fourth cup of raisins with the potatoes. And then sp... Read more

  • When keto meets calories, and diuretics meet water, and other oddities

    2/25/2018 1:25:09 PM, by DASH__LOM

    When I was snarfing 2,600 kcal/day and starting on keto, heavy whipping cream was an incredible luxury that was suddenly a go-to food. (G'wan, tell me that chocolate whipped cream with berries isn't some definition of gastric heaven!) But 2oz of whipped cream is one thing. 2oz of the straight liquid... Read more

  • The blame game . . .

    2/25/2018 11:12:58 AM, by IDICEM

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  • Day 49: Small Habits Can Be SO Beneficial

    2/25/2018 9:56:10 AM, by DOLLFACEDX

    295 311 331 231 68 206 138 361 555 Small habits repeated daily can go a very long way. For example, walking for just a mile a day may not seem much at first. But, if you walked a mile every day for a year, by the end of the year you would have walked 365 miles...in ten ... Read more

  • Pistol Patent Day

    2/25/2018 9:26:37 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : Always February 25 "Shoot! I don't have a Pistol Patent." If this thought is going through your mind right now, then this day is for you. You should aim to get a patent today. Why, today is Pistol Patent Day. In order to get a pistol patent, you must have... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    2/25/2018 7:32:26 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    198 334 386 Sparkers - No Smoking 211... Read more

  • My Lovely Little Lettuce

    2/25/2018 5:45:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love to watch my garden growing! About a week ago, we planted some very old lettuce seeds in this nice little terrarium that we got at Job Lots for a reasonable price. I am looking forward to fresh lettuce in a few weeks! There's just something special about having fresh food! Can you see ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Sunday , February 25 , 2018

    2/25/2018 2:54:19 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " My Cup Runneth Over - My Life is Abundant." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Wow, that was hard!

    2/24/2018 11:44:05 PM, by IRISHROVER63

    I hate meal planning! I stress and agonize over what to make, how to make it, will hubby like it, will I like it, will it fill me up, will it be within my ranges, etc. Then there is making the grocery list to make it all. Will I have enough money to buy everything. Eating healthy is not cheap. I ca... Read more

  • 2/24/18

    2/24/2018 10:22:45 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Made a reflection of the week. I started taking a supplement called Plexus. We have some friends who are selling it. I am not sure if it is doing anything, however I did lose 3.5 lbs this week. I think that it is curbing my appetite as I don't seem to be eating everything I set out to do. I sig... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR SATURDAY

    2/24/2018 7:17:57 PM, by ANHELIC

    SUCH A TIME AS THIS And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for a time as this? Ester 4:14 In our work for God, we too may wonder what He is doing because we are constantly facing trials and obstacles, but we must ... Read more

  • More vegetables

    2/24/2018 6:09:06 PM, by ZUZUPETALS10

    Planned a nice dinner salad for tonight but also adding steamed zucchini to the menu. ... Read more

  • Day 1745

    2/24/2018 4:15:02 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Feeling a little run down. Did 5 of 6 exercises b4 I had to stop. Feeling OK.... Read more

  • Vision Statement

    2/24/2018 1:10:28 PM, by JULMATT

    I am a strong, solid, dedicated woman that includes exercise and healthy food every day of her life to achieve my ultimate goal of a solid, well-rounded healthy, energy filled life. ... Read more

  • Saturday reflections

    2/24/2018 12:29:27 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    Yesterday we had a fantastic time visiting and shopping together. Claire was her precious and adorable self. Her mom is one of my most treasured friends and we don't get to see each other often enough. Claire is 3 and a half years old going on 30. She is shy, outgoing, bubbly, serious, kind, mischie... Read more

  • Special day !

    2/24/2018 12:16:24 PM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    Today, we are having a visit from our son, dil, and dgd. They are being stationed in Alaska for 4 yrs and are leaving soon. He just returned from Korea, so it has been a long time since we have had any time together. dh is cooking dinner so all I have to do is eat it. One of our favorites... Read more

  • Slow and Steady Wins the Race

    2/24/2018 10:40:04 AM, by MOTIV8TEDMOM23

    Slow and steady wins the race; everything in moderation; consistancy - these have been the themes of my coaching sessions this stage. I'm finding these to be very true. In the past I have come into the goal of living a healthier lifestyle with guns blazing - striving for perfection in all of my fo... Read more

  • National Tortilla Chip Day

    2/24/2018 9:09:04 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : Always February 24th Today is a holiday with a crunch. One might even suggest that it is a corny holiday. Well, that's okay because today is National Tortilla Chip Day. Just a few decades ago, Americans seldom ate Corn Chips and Salsa. It's popularity has grown imme... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    2/24/2018 7:18:39 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Here kitty, 334 kitty. 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • No Vacation from Exercise & Healthy Eating!

    2/24/2018 5:05:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    I promise myself to never take a vacation from Exercise & Healthy Eating! I've got a week's vacation to look forward to! During this coming week, I'll spend part of the time with my mother in Massachusetts, and travel to Florida with Matty, Nora, and grandkids. My husband and I will also find... Read more

  • My blood sugar is coming down

    2/24/2018 5:03:41 AM, by DKNOX1

    I'm finally getting back into the grove of exercise. Over the last 2 weeks I have been exercising every workday(my work has a small gym on site). I started testing my fasting blood sugar about a week ago. Over the last 8 days I've seen my blood sugar drop 110 points. I've still have a ways to go... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Saturday, February 24, 2018

    2/24/2018 1:52:31 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I create a new and more loving story to surround each event in my past." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • 2/23/18

    2/23/2018 10:18:52 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Boy I am ticked! I worked 4 hours at the fish fry at our church and we ran out of fish, and I ended up having to get a fish sandwich at McDonald's. Not what I expected for dinner. I was glad that we were so crowded and made lots of money for the church. But I had to sit by an open door taking or... Read more

  • What ya thunk 2/23/18

    2/23/2018 3:47:32 PM, by JVANAM

    Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ 2/23/18... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR FRIDAY

    2/23/2018 3:08:12 PM, by ANHELIC

    NOT OUR OWN You are not your own; you were bought at a price. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 You are not your own; you were bought at a price. This is a different concept in today;s world. Society praises i... Read more

  • Mo Vegtables

    2/23/2018 2:39:06 PM, by ZUZUPETALS10

    I’ve been working on switching out other calories for more vegetables 🍅🍆🥦🥒🥕. I like vegetables so that’s good. I’ve had some salads with a variety of lettuce types, cooked carrots, aspergagus and sautéed zucchini. I’d love to hear what some of your favorite veggies are. What’s your latest t... Read more

  • Sleepy...

    2/23/2018 2:31:46 PM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    Nap time?... Read more

  • Day 1744

    2/23/2018 2:12:17 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • TGIF

    2/23/2018 11:54:40 AM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    Daily motivational quote: You could make a wish or you could make it happen My three SP challenge assignments today were 32 oz water, SparkCoach: I did watch Fat to Finish Line yesterday. Motivating as always. I also watched The Barkley Marathons which is on the list.... Read more

  • Strawberry

    2/23/2018 9:44:52 AM, by PAMMYLBEAR

    Oh my! Drying strawberries smell so good! They taste even better. My local grocery store has a cart where they put fruits and veggies that are Not-Quite-Ready-For-Prime-Time players. When they put out bananas or oranges, I have snatched them up. This time they had strawberries on the cart and ... Read more

  • Friday brings a day out with my 3 year old Claire and her mother

    2/23/2018 9:43:27 AM, by NANCYPAT1

    Because we are out of school, my niece called and asked if Ed and I could meet up with her and Claire because Claire asked when Nanna Nancy and uncle Ed could visit with her. It will brighten my spirits and help me to get my smile back in place. We'll be doing lots of walking and have a fa... Read more

  • International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

    2/23/2018 8:40:25 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : Always February 23rd International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day is a day for the dogs. And, that's because there is no one else who can really appreciate the true value of a dog biscuit. They say "Every dog has his day". And, it will definitely be his day,when you g... Read more

  • Day 47: A Thought For Your Day

    2/23/2018 8:35:53 AM, by DOLLFACEDX

    ༺♥༻༺♥༻༺♥༺♥༻༺♥༻༺♥ Choosing to be Positive and Having a Grateful Attitude is going to Determine how You’re going to Live Your Life ༺♥༻༺♥༻༺♥༺♥༻༺♥༻༺♥ ... Read more

  • Road trip!

    2/23/2018 8:15:39 AM, by MAMR31

    I didn't get to the gym yesterday because me and my sister decided to go to Lake Placid for the day. I did walk all over the place though, so I still got some excercise in.... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    2/23/2018 7:38:40 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Copy cat! 246 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Missing My Daily Walk

    2/23/2018 5:07:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was a very busy day. I didn't get out for my walk. I washed my car instead. I didn't get to ride the stationary bike either. I was able to count it as my rest day, but I truly did miss my walk. Getting out on a nice day in February is a treat! I'm disappointed that I didn't ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Friday, February 23 , 2018

    2/23/2018 2:04:04 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I have continuous and unlimited access to the infinite and eternal energies of Spirit." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • head bumping in cats...who woulda thunk it!

    2/22/2018 11:52:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.petmd.com/cat/behavior/cat
    -head-butting-what-does-it
    -mean?utm_source=Facebook&
    utm_medium=SocialMedia&utm
    _campaign=petMD_CatHeadbutting_02222018... Read more

  • Thursday - thinking through the drama

    2/22/2018 10:36:44 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    I have felt troubled today - encouraged by the support from county administrations care the state. Donut and coffee delivered by superintendents, pizza provided by school boards, breakfasts and lunches offered at discount prices by local businesses, parents and students bringing cookies to picketers... Read more

  • Trying to be mindful is hard work

    2/22/2018 10:04:38 PM, by TERRI289

    Post surgery check up was good. Now If I could just not bump into things or touch my eyelid while wiping up errant drops. Sheesh..guess it is good practice to slow down...not my speed..ha ha At least I have been slowly decluttering. That makes me feel good. It is nice to have time to thin... Read more

  • Licky Mat, Not Icky Mat

    2/22/2018 8:55:49 PM, by PAMMYLBEAR

    Did anyone else buy one of those pyramid pan mats for making fried chicken on? I used it once or twice to bake bacon but have gone back to baking it on cooling racks in the oven. So, what to do with the thing? Turn it over and make it into a licky mat for the dogs! I cannot tell a lie. I got t... Read more

  • thyroid problem...

    2/22/2018 7:34:42 PM, by LOVEFARMER

    I've decided that since I've been diagnosed just this week with a thyroid problem, that I shall overcome that also!... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR THURSDAY

    2/22/2018 4:26:52 PM, by ANHELIC

    TO A SPIRITUAL END Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10 Some of us fear a relationship with God because we think He will ch... Read more

  • Warning! Venting....

    2/22/2018 3:25:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    Not fair! I had 3 great things planned for today and all 3 fell through! water aerobics writing club meeting haircut with a very special hair dresser Insurance people called me even before I was out of bed. That led to many phone calls! Not good news all 'round. ... Read more

  • Day 1743

    2/22/2018 3:23:16 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Did 6 of 6 exercises. Feeling good.... Read more

  • On weight loss and doctors and meds, oh my!

    2/22/2018 3:01:24 PM, by DASH__LOM

    65 pounds is a lot to lose, and I'm grateful for every compliment (much to the chagrin of my body dismorphia, but to heck with it). And sure, more energy, less creaky joints, blah blah blah... I went to my endocrinologist for my 2nd appointment with her. In six months my A1C (a measure of gluco... Read more

  • What ya thunk 2/22/18

    2/22/2018 2:04:57 PM, by JVANAM

    The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. - Confucius ~ 2/22/18... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR THURSDAY

    2/22/2018 1:49:19 PM, by ANHELIC

    TO A SPIRITUAL END Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God'd grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10 Some of us fear a relationship with God because we think He will change us into ... Read more

  • Becoming more clear about what we want

    2/22/2018 1:31:36 PM, by ZUZUPETALS10

    The psychiatrist asked his patient if they sometimes had a hard time making up their mind. The patient replied, “Well, yes and no.” ... Read more

  • Just Keep Going

    2/22/2018 11:38:36 AM, by GEMINI1977NM

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  • Daily goals day 3

    2/22/2018 11:11:28 AM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    Daily motivational quote: At first, they'll ask you why you're doing it, later they will ask you how you did it. I read a couple SP articles today. One was on meal prepping. I have bought 2 sets and some divided plates and hope to get using some soon. Today, I am planning to... Read more

  • Giggles when I lose a pound

    2/22/2018 10:26:43 AM, by GIAARNOLD

    How many of us giggle when we see a lower number on the scale? I do it feels my heart with joy. In the Psalms, we find that the people of Israel were filled with joy when they realized God was with them. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among... Read more

  • George Washington's Birthday

    2/22/2018 9:28:12 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated: February 22 The "Father of His Country", George Washington was born on February 22, 1732. He became commander in chief of the Continental Army in 1775, and fought a long and arduous war for freedom from British rule. The war was finally over in 1781, when the Contin... Read more

  • Is It Friday Yet?

    2/22/2018 8:50:07 AM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    It's a short week but it seems so long...... Read more

  • Day 46: Thought For Your Day

    2/22/2018 8:46:51 AM, by DOLLFACEDX

    -:¦:-•:*'*:•.•:*'*:•-:¦:- -:¦:-•:*'*:•.•:*'*:•-:¦:- -:¦:-•:*'*:•.•:*'*:•-:¦:- -:¦:-•:*'*:•.•:*'*:•-:¦:- Welcome every morning with a smile. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action to echo through your day. You were not born to fail. -:¦... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    2/22/2018 7:38:44 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Sleep well, little one. 43 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Jackie's Roasted Veggies!

    2/22/2018 5:05:46 AM, by JSTETSER

    I've never posted a recipe before.I have come to love roasted veggies! We eat them at my home 2-3 times a week. It doesn't matter how many veggies we roast, they are always a hit, and they always are gone by the end of dinner. This is an excellent side dish for almost any meal. It is healthy, ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday , February 22 , 2018

    2/22/2018 1:22:11 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    I congratulate myself warmly for each accomplishment, then ask, " What's next ? " - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    2/22/2018 12:50:16 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I chose to release all my attachments." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Last Week of the Heart Month Challenge

    2/21/2018 10:52:44 PM, by IRISHROVER63

    So, tomorrow starts the last week of the Heart Month Challenge at work. Goals are: Fiber: Consume 25 grams each day 50 minutes of physical activity each day Take 5! 5 Deep Breaths 5x a day - I do this a lot in the classroom, lol. This should take me right up to the BL Spring Cha... Read more

  • Post surgery

    2/21/2018 10:48:24 PM, by TERRI289

    Cataract surgery went well(everyone there was great). Eye feels pretty good. Tomorrow is the eye check up...thanks for all the well wishes. Trying to not be restless, at least my body is getting some extra rest. And, yes, I miss Zumba.... 20 ... Read more

  • Motivated

    2/21/2018 10:39:34 PM, by CONNIEKACZ1

    Gym...5 days per week for cardio...yoga 2 times a week for sanity.... Read more

  • 2/21/18

    2/21/2018 10:26:56 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, it has started. Had a lunch meeting with a recruiter for a new job. And he might have one. Sounds good, the only problem is that it is quite a ways away from where I live. About a 30-35 minute commute, but could be worse. It is a 10-18 month project, which could work well and take me to m... Read more

  • Weird Wednesday - more clarity and also more confusion

    2/21/2018 9:58:01 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    I have been stressed about the strike that was to start tomorrow. Good news, no strike, bad news, we're starting a "work stoppage" tomorrow and Friday. You may well ask huh??????, what's the difference. Well, by calling it a "work stoppage", they are closing the schools and we will not have our pay,... Read more

  • Higher Frequencies 2/21/18

    2/21/2018 8:34:33 PM, by LINDAINALABAMA

    February 21, 2018 Higher Frequencies I’m using Dr. Joe Dispenza’s Pinterest page quotes to help me write my new blog for the BL CHALLENGE, BLOOMING SPRING Purple Team Challenge. 1. The Universe doesn’t speak English, it speaks frequency. I match my energy to the Universe’s energy every mor... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR WEDNESDAY AND SORRY TO SAY FAREWELL TO BILLY GRAHAM

    2/21/2018 8:21:42 PM, by ANHELIC

    OPPORTUNITY Don't you have a saying, "It's still four months until the harvest?" I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. John 4:35 Praying generally for the salvation of unbelievers ... Read more

  • What ya thunk 2/21/18

    2/21/2018 7:22:42 PM, by JVANAM

    The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. - Arthur C. Clarke ~ 2/21/18... Read more

  • Daily goals day 2

    2/21/2018 6:36:38 PM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    Read 2 SP articles, one was 21 motivational movies. I watched: Pumping Iron and Fed Up from the list today. Notes of interest: only 10% sugar daily recommended Goals for this week: Sleep hours: goal 6 hrs. 134 32oz. of my water daily 134 44oz No candy 134 Breakfast daily ... Read more

  • Day 1742

    2/21/2018 2:01:19 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Differences In Waist Sizes.

    2/21/2018 11:57:35 AM, by 1964CRG

    I have noticed one thing about buying pants lately. That one thing is the differences in waist sizes. Right now most of my pants are 33x32 and 34x32. My goal size is to be a 31x32. I have 2 pairs of jeans in the 31x32 size. One pair I can button but they are snug but the other I'm not yet able to bu... Read more

  • Yesterday, A Beautiful Day!

    2/21/2018 11:45:19 AM, by PANDABEAR42

    It was an unusually warm day for this time of year. It was in the 70's F. and normal is usually in the 30's F. The sun was shinning all day, something we haven't seen much of either. Just thinking on Sunday morning we woke up to 2 inches of snow. it did melt off and creeks, streams and any bodie... Read more

  • Change in Pattern

    2/21/2018 10:49:15 AM, by JULMATT

    Life is hard. You find and lose things all the time. Same goes for motivation. Sure is what has happened to me a lot over the last couple of years. I do great for a couple of days, and even a few weeks at times, but then I lose all that built up motivation and end up regaining all the weight I lo... Read more

  • Keto "diet" vs. hunger

    2/21/2018 10:32:55 AM, by DASH__LOM

    Folks have been asking me IRL about "what diet I'm on." It's not. It's a change. But it sounds weak and complicated, so I just say "I'm doing keto." Keto is about keeping the carbs down REALLY low. And while a 95 gram carb day is rare, they happen, and depending on weight that's really a lot to... Read more

  • Fair warning

    2/21/2018 9:48:23 AM, by IDICEM

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  • Really...

    2/21/2018 8:46:18 AM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    This getting to bed late is getting a bit out of hand...... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    2/21/2018 7:43:41 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Gee girl, I didn't eat your cookie. 334 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • February 21

    2/21/2018 7:42:28 AM, by TAMARAMILES2018

    I did a 38 minute Yoga for Weight Loss session this morning --- that felt good. I will now get ready and go to work. One day at a time, I press on, I keep trying to take care of my body and mind ...... Read more

  • Card Reading Day

    2/21/2018 6:59:14 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : Always February 21st Card Reading Day is a fun day. It's a day to read cards..... no more, no less. Beyond a doubt, the stationery and Ecard companies love this day. It encourages you to send cards. They like that. As we did our research, we thought ... Read more

  • 2 Cookies Too Many

    2/21/2018 5:15:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    The other day I walked into the Teacher's Room and saw the most delicious chocolate brownie cookies sitting there, unattended. I was alone with temptation, and what did I do? I gobbled down 3 cookies! Later, I had a talk with myself. Jackie, you can't keep doing that! Your goal is to contro... Read more

  • Resting

    2/20/2018 11:57:32 PM, by COURTENAYE

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  • Trekking my way to my surgery

    2/20/2018 11:05:57 PM, by TERRI289

    Hi,hope everyone is holding up with all the craziness in the world these days. I lost a good friend, former student suddenly last Thursday. It was very sad and sudden and her family is one of my chosen families. We miss her very much. Tomorrow I have cataract surgery, if you have any advice, pl... Read more

  • 189 is not great... but 4 is!

    2/20/2018 10:29:37 PM, by LOVEFARMER

    Went from 206 lbs. down to 190 in three weeks. I have fought for 2 weeks to get 2 pounds off. I'm at 189 and was discouraged. Until I measured my waist! 4 inches gone off my waist! I've heard of this happening, but never figured it could happen to me. Hallelujah! I'm doing my happy dance now!... Read more

  • Terrific Tuesday - tired tonight

    2/20/2018 9:11:00 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    Just a quick note. Tomorrow, we should get more details about the strike and consequences. The best case scenario is that they close the schools and we make the days up at end of the year. Worst case - not even thinking about that as we'll know more tomorrow. I am going to bed and sleep well tonight... Read more

  • Day 1741

    2/20/2018 8:42:20 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Did 6 of 6 exercises. Feeling good.... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR TUESDAY

    2/20/2018 3:29:11 PM, by ANHELIC

    A CALL AND A PROMISE "Come, follow me," "and I will send you out to fish for people." Matthew 4:19 Following Christ is not about walking behind Him but about walking in step with Him and being dependent on His indwelling presence. ... Read more

  • Back on plan Tues

    2/20/2018 12:24:39 PM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    I am finally back on my plan. Goals for this week: 32oz. of my water daily 134 64oz No candy 134 Breakfast daily 134 2000 steps a day 134 3566 AM yoga DVD at least twice this week SparkCoach daily 134 Challenges daily 134 Blog my progress daily 134 Not counting ca... Read more

  • Moving page information to blog

    2/20/2018 12:12:05 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    I'm redoing my page so I moved the page information to a blog entry. I am a long time member of SparkPeople, but I don't have great results so far. I'm sure that SparkPeople works, but my results have been hampered by physical challenges and low motivation. I have changed my focu... Read more

  • Sleepy...

    2/20/2018 9:00:33 AM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    Shouldn't have stayed up so late last night...... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    2/20/2018 8:49:47 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    I can't throw a ball yet, sorry. 43 386 Sparkers ... Read more

  • Love Your Pet Day

    2/20/2018 8:36:46 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : Always February 20th Love Your Pet Day is day to pamper your pet. People just love their pets, and today is an easy excuse to spend time with them, and to give them special treats. Whether its a dog, a cat, a fish, a pet snake, or your pet rock......give them lots o... Read more

  • Time to GO

    2/20/2018 8:15:08 AM, by ELYSUMMERS1

    I'm afraid I will have to leave SP. I have struggled with this decision but it is the right one for me. I have found another site that is KETO friendly (this one is clearly not), and very user friendly. I have gotten frustrated with SP in having to sort through dozens of food entries that are identi... Read more

  • February 20

    2/20/2018 7:36:49 AM, by TAMARAMILES2018

    I've started the day with 30 minutes of yoga. Now to get dressed, pack a healthy lunch, take my vitamins, and be on my way. I've been feeling low energy and a little depressed, but I want to push on through this.... Read more

  • Somebody's Watchin'

    2/20/2018 6:33:28 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Good morning! My family means so much to me. After losing my sister back in October it made me realize even more how we get so wrapped up in daily life that we lose grounding on what is more important. This weekend I couldn't get a tune out of my head or words for that matter so I put... Read more