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  • TGIF

    11/24/2017 12:25:01 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Happy Black Friday normal day for me no shopping have a blessed day... Read more

  • Thanksgiving night

    11/23/2017 11:21:34 PM, by TERRI289

    Today was one of those lovely days...be present in your own lives! 247... Read more

  • 11/23/17

    11/23/2017 10:03:40 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Happy Thanksgiving! I had a good day overall. Started by going to church and thanking God for all the blessings he has given me and my family. Then I came home from church to find that Dolly had hurt herself running up the porch. She went out on 4 paws and came in on 3. Chris decided to stay ho... Read more

  • BIBLE VERSE FOR TODAY

    11/23/2017 10:03:03 PM, by ANHELIC

    By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13;35 May God bless all who bless each other. Amen.... Read more

  • Caregiving stress-worse at holiday time

    11/23/2017 4:12:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    429 When all else fails--go online and do a search for images caregiver stress. I did that. It helped me. Wishing you the best! chris 213... Read more

  • Best Day

    11/23/2017 4:07:05 PM, by PELESJEWEL

    I love how my day is unfolding, appreciative that my mind is clear and that I’m rested. My husband and I share the kitchen as we prepare our Thanksgiving meal together, ‘It’s our coupe’s thing’, we love cooking together and are thankful for our health today! I like to cook when I’m happy, reste... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Day and holiday coping skills-especially for caregivers

    11/23/2017 3:39:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    The whole article has more than this. Especially ---Don't be alone in suffering. Reach out -- Remember there are always sparkfriends ready to chat with. And they are just wonderful ! chris www.aarp.org/home-family/car
    egiving/info-12-2013/careg
    iving-holiday-stress-goyer.html Durin... Read more

  • Thankful for memories

    11/23/2017 2:58:52 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    November through March holds some painful memories for me. I know I'm not alone as many others really suffer through the holidays. But I chose to keep looking on the bright side of today . . . I have so much to be thankful for, and so many wonderful memories. One of them came to mind as ... Read more

  • Quote

    11/23/2017 2:10:48 PM, by LOULOU1709

    Get inspired. Conquer the Day and Climb Your Own Mountains.... Read more

  • Day 1655

    11/23/2017 12:18:43 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    429 Happy Thanksgiving 428... Read more

  • Sigh...

    11/23/2017 9:54:47 AM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    Tired...just tired...... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    11/23/2017 8:41:48 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. Every word out of the bird's mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity. John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playin... Read more

  • Mom's Banana Bread

    11/23/2017 5:14:43 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I shared a special moment with my Mom and helped make her favorite banana bread for Thanksgiving dinner. She's been making this simple recipe all her life! As a child, I saw her make banana bread from scratch with the bananas. The day came when she needed to have a sweet bread quickly... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday , November 23 , 2017

    11/23/2017 3:35:08 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I Delight in Dancing Lightly With Life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    11/23/2017 1:52:47 AM, by IDICEM

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  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/23/2017 1:35:04 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    May your day be filled with love and joy and that we are all thankful for all we have love to all... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 11/23/17

    11/23/2017 1:22:34 AM, by JVANAM

    In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. - Albert Schweitzer... Read more

  • Thanksgiving - Eat, drink, and be thankful.

    11/23/2017 1:07:47 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Thanksgiving Tucked between the two monster sized holidays of Halloween and Christmas, Thanksgiving receives far less attention. But Thanksgiving is a very important holiday, especially in the busy lives of Americans. It is a time to kick back and relax, watch a football game or go to a m... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    11/22/2017 11:21:46 PM, by TERRI289

    I am thankful for that and for all the friends and family that I am blessed to know. Sending hugs and love! 426... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday - Busy Day

    11/22/2017 11:01:00 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    Wonderful day today. I started out with a doctor's appointment first thing. It was the first time that I have seen this doctor. My previous doctor stopped working except one day per month. She recommended this doctor to me after giving me several choices. She said this one has thirty years of more a... Read more

  • Quote

    11/22/2017 8:20:19 PM, by LOULOU1709

    It’s often better not to see an insult rather than avenge it.... Read more

  • Quote

    11/22/2017 8:20:04 PM, by LOULOU1709

    It’s often better not to see an insult rather than avenge it.... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 11/22/17

    11/22/2017 7:33:31 PM, by JVANAM

    What exactly is the function of a rubber duck? - Harry Potter... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    11/22/2017 10:53:27 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Thanksgiving parade 334 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • National Tie One On Day

    11/22/2017 9:50:54 AM, by ADKISTLER

    National Tie One On Day Date When Celebrated : Always The day before Thanksgiving According to the Apron Memories website, Tie One On Day is a day to "give from the heart". Tomorrow, we will give thanks for what we have. Today, you get the opportunity to put the "Give" back into Than... Read more

  • It's not about the Food.

    11/22/2017 9:07:05 AM, by NANCY-

    I am one that prefers to attend rather than host. So stressful. I realize that stress was self-induced because of my wanting everything to be perfect. Perfectly clean house, present the perfect meal, ... etc. I did have hosting Thanksgiving foisted upon me, when suddenly we needed to relocate... Read more

  • Always Feeling Tired...

    11/22/2017 9:03:04 AM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    No energy. Need more sleep...... Read more

  • Making things better

    11/22/2017 9:01:30 AM, by COURTENAYE

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  • The Best Dish to Serve at Family Gatherings

    11/22/2017 5:55:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    I'm serving up a double portion of forgiveness. My family life has been less than perfect. I have to take my family in small doses. When I see them, I try to remember happy times and work to create love and acceptance. To do this, I forgive. Forgiveness is the oil that makes relationships wo... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, November 22, 2017

    11/22/2017 1:28:51 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Every day is a Perfect Day when I say it is ; and I say that Today is a Perfect Day." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Shoes

    11/22/2017 12:22:33 AM, by IDICEM

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  • Happy Hump Day

    11/21/2017 11:26:59 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a wonderful week and be blessed sending light and love... Read more

  • Tuesday night DWTS finale

    11/21/2017 11:04:42 PM, by TERRI289

    which is why I almost always will have some sniffles!!! Congrats to tonight DWTS winner!! Don't want to say anything to spoil the answer for the West Coast!! My knee hurts, I couldn't get a sub so tomorrow I will dance very carefully!! Sweet dreams! 102 ... Read more

  • Tis the Season....

    11/21/2017 8:23:28 PM, by FAITH-2-HOPE

    Well, with the arrival of the American Thanksgiving, tis the season. So much around in food temptations. So many things to attend, visits to make. So many things to take care of. It becomes a season of stress. That is not what this season should be. This year I want to feel what this season is r... Read more

  • My rewards program

    11/21/2017 5:03:47 PM, by ASH2HEALTH

    One of my SparkTeam friends asked if I would share my rewards program that I set up, "if it's not too complicated." My response was that it IS complicated, only because I'm geeky and I apparently like tweaking spreadsheets endlessly. 334 However... I did go create a simpler version in Goo... Read more

  • Day 1654

    11/21/2017 2:31:47 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Day 16 Nurturing power of food - 2 Bite Rule

    11/21/2017 2:26:34 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Day 16 Nurturing power of food - 100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle I really put thought into today’s assignment. I love it! The first two bites of any food have the most impact on your taste buds and have the emotional power! More of it won’t make me feel any better. Eat 2 bite... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 11/21/17

    11/21/2017 2:25:52 PM, by JVANAM

    Consider calling it a challenge rather than calling it a crisis. - Mary Anne Radmacher... Read more

  • Quote

    11/21/2017 2:10:51 PM, by LOULOU1709

    When tempted to fight fire 🔥 with 🔥, remember that the fire department generally uses water.... Read more

  • made in america link

    11/21/2017 1:25:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    clark.com/shopping-retail/amer
    ican-made-in-the-usa/... Read more

  • About last weeks Dr's appointment . . . . (Countdown report)

    11/21/2017 12:58:00 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Well, my scales were wrong after all! My lowest-weight-yet recorded & maintained for about 3 weeks, held strong on the Dr's scales!!!! The "Welcome to Medicare" appointment went well . . . and Dr encourages me to keep on doing what I've been doing. And sent me on my way until next... Read more

  • Food Wins

    11/21/2017 9:18:12 AM, by JULMATT

    Not even Thanksgiving and I am already indulging more than is wise. I not making excuses. Might as well not. Simple fact is, I caved into the business of the month. I knew this month would be challenging, not so much because Thanksgiving, but because of NaNoWrMo (a 50,000 words story written in o... Read more

  • Sleepy...

    11/21/2017 8:40:21 AM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    Should have gone to bed earlier...... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    11/21/2017 8:16:50 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    224 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Plowing ahead

    11/21/2017 5:46:20 AM, by COURTENAYE

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  • Commit to be FIT!

    11/21/2017 5:15:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    In pursuit of good health Every day I mindfully pursue better health. In one or more small ways, I take time to improve my life. My favorite ways are: Go for a walk outside. encourage a friend in their pursuit of good health Say no to mindless eating. Eat a healthy meal, and stop ... Read more

  • World Hello Day

    11/21/2017 4:34:36 AM, by ADKISTLER

    World Hello Day Date When Held : Always November 21 The objective of World Hello Day is to promote world peace. The theme of this day is "Greet ten people for peace". It is really easy to participate in World Hello Day. Simply, say hello to the people today. And, voice your concern f... Read more

  • A bit of this and that...

    11/21/2017 4:06:38 AM, by LESLIELENORE

    It's been a while since I wrote a blog... Things are kind of up in the air right now. Family, their health, my health... I am finding it very hard to do the intense exercising that took me to that zen place and calmed my mind, due to my health issues, so instead I am going for lower-intensity, but ... Read more

  • Monday finished and Tuesday planned

    11/21/2017 1:28:03 AM, by NANCYPAT1

    Monday was successful and I found a pre-Black Friday sale on a much improved and bigger kindle as and I bought two of them. My son's is still working but running out of memory, but mine is already out of memory and the screen is becoming so dim that I was struggling to read it. The savings was more ... Read more

  • Tomorrow

    11/21/2017 1:04:49 AM, by IDICEM

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  • Dinner

    11/20/2017 10:04:39 PM, by LUCKYGIRL7771

    Added green beans and fruit... Read more

  • 11/20/17

    11/20/2017 9:07:47 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Happy Monday! I had a quiet day again! Wow three in a row! Worked from home. Made a pot of chicken noodle soup, some beef stew, and tried a new recipe for chicken I never had. It was baked chicken with pineapple and molasses. I was afraid it was going to be too sweet, but it wasn't. I serv... Read more

  • Starting again

    11/20/2017 7:35:17 PM, by HAILIES_NANA

    For years I have unknowingly struggled with depression. Two years ago I was diagnosed and found things relating to my weight and insomnia in the process. Over the weekend I let myself slip into those mind traps and totally blew what I had been working on. Food was my solace and best friend. Now, ... Read more

  • I Don't vs. I Can't

    11/20/2017 3:53:03 PM, by JLPEASE

    Well, here's the thing. I think I wrote a long time ago about finding the key to break my bad habit of smoking and how I wish I could find it again. This may sound completely ridiculous, but I think I might have found something. I know, I've been here before too many times, but hear me out. ... Read more

  • Day 1653

    11/20/2017 3:34:30 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Switched to M-W-F this week due to Thanksgiving. Did 6 of 6 exercises. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Update...

    11/20/2017 1:35:25 PM, by FLAVORED

    So I went to the gym a couple times this week, after not going for a couple weeks. I was actually very sore for a couple days and I can still feel the work that I did. Point is I got on the scale at the gym, not really knowing what to expect. I had not been working out. But I had been trying to make... Read more

  • Buster Brown’s workout

    11/20/2017 1:04:41 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Buster Brown loves to run, chase squirrels, flush birds out of bushes, and dig for moles. Since it’s been raining for the past few days, he hasn’t had what he considers “fun time” outdoors. So this morning, during a break in the storm, he went out in the back yard and made up for lost time. ... Read more

  • crispy green beans for a snack

    11/20/2017 12:53:33 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.skinnytaste.com/roasted-pa
    rmesan-green-beans/... Read more

  • Reasons for not doing good!

    11/20/2017 12:16:41 PM, by BULGEBATTLER

    Just read a bog from Adam Brown on diaTribe called "All or nothing" which talks about his approach to not having enough time to exercise. I find this and other postings from him to work very well for me. Another one I use (I'm retired so the time one is not very useful for me.) which is probably ... Read more

  • Monday morning making my movement matter

    11/20/2017 10:09:05 AM, by NANCYPAT1

    Instead of overlooking my week, I have a very active week ahead but more time set aside for spontaneous movement and relaxation. I desperately need to recharge my batteries. I also am making time for the dreaded Black Friday sales. I have occasionally done some crazy shopping but don't normally have... Read more

  • Tired...

    11/20/2017 9:24:45 AM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    Wishing I could sleep in and stay home today...... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    11/20/2017 8:09:37 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    40 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Early Morning Ramblings

    11/20/2017 6:54:33 AM, by ORTATK

    My husband hates holidays, especially Christmas. He is not religious so he sees no joy in decorations, music (oh don't get him started) and lights. So, when we got the home in Florida it was perfect. He has gone and I will join him in January. So if you want to know where the Grinch lives it is ... Read more

  • Continuation of my food diary

    11/20/2017 5:56:11 AM, by LUCKYGIRL7771

    My great job gave me 150.00 dollar grocery card so my husband and me bought healthy meal prep stuff... Read more

  • 140 and Going Down!

    11/20/2017 5:19:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    Well, I'm happy to see my glucose # going down to the range that I want it. 110 is perfect, but it has been in the 160's during the summer, and I had to add Metformin to my regime to see that # move! I eat a low carb, low sugar diet, and get lots of exercise, but genetics were not working with... Read more

  • Absurdity Day

    11/20/2017 4:33:33 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Absurdity Day Date When Celebrated : Always November 20th Isn't it totally absurd? Crazy or not, Absurdity Day is staring you right in the face. Some days are truly illogical and senseless, exactly the definition of Absurdity Day. So, by intent error, or just through surfi... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, November 20, 2017

    11/20/2017 3:23:08 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Every day I give thanks that I am me, and that everything that has ever occurred in my life happened exactly as it did - however unpleasant it may have appeared at the time." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Zapped

    11/20/2017 1:09:24 AM, by COURTENAYE

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  • Ha!

    11/20/2017 1:07:16 AM, by IDICEM

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  • Whata ya thunk 11/20/17

    11/20/2017 12:48:00 AM, by JVANAM

    A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. - Mohandas Gandhi... Read more

  • It’s complicated...

    11/19/2017 11:39:14 PM, by COURTENAYE

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  • Sunday night

    11/19/2017 11:13:10 PM, by TERRI289

    Have a happy week and spread that stuff around!!! 334... Read more

  • 11/19/17

    11/19/2017 8:07:27 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Another good day! Got up for church and Margaret went with me for the first time in 4 weeks. I learned a meaning of the Gospel that has always confused me. I am really starting to like our new pastor. We noticed new life in our parish and he is the catalyst. Although, I have left the choir for ... Read more

  • Skinny girl popcorn

    11/19/2017 7:20:51 PM, by LUCKYGIRL7771

    Snack time... Read more

  • Dinner

    11/19/2017 7:20:18 PM, by LUCKYGIRL7771

    Tonights dinner chili con carnia filling only 300 cals a bowl... Read more

  • Quote

    11/19/2017 5:40:40 PM, by LOULOU1709

    Trust and Faith bring joy to life and help relationships grow to their maximum potential. By Joyce Meyer... Read more

  • Sunday set aside for serenity

    11/19/2017 5:29:59 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    Started Sunday with a trip to church. The service was a Thanksgiving service and the focus was on gratitude and the abundance of blessings we all have to share with those less fortunate than we are. It was a great reminder of how many times we forget to say thank you for the daily blessings and... Read more

  • You Are at Your Lowest Weight for the Rest of the Year! NO!!!!!

    11/19/2017 5:28:15 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am cautiously approaching the holidays, mindful of how I gained weight last year, and lived with regret all of 2017. Regret, that is an understatement, disgust really. Last year I was losing weight, teetering on onederland, lingering at 201 pounds. Then I blew it! I looked at my 2016 blog an... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 11/19/17

    11/19/2017 3:43:50 PM, by JVANAM

    Old age is fifteen years older than I am. - Oliver Wendell Holmes... Read more

  • Nov 19, 2017 Slow but sure

    11/19/2017 3:10:45 PM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    It has been a strange week. Sleep has been all over the place. I am hoping I am back on track today. My eating has been going better then the sleep. I am down another pound (226.2) I had gone several (5) pounds up in 2 days, but I think I forgot that I hadn't taken one of my pill... Read more

  • Day 1652

    11/19/2017 1:49:39 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling OK.... Read more

  • That wall...

    11/19/2017 1:18:34 PM, by SA_BECKETT

    I have had an up and down relationship with my weight. When I was younger I was an extremely fit person....I was very focused on my fitness and health and truly enjoyed it . I was a competitive swimmer and martial artist. My world looked pretty good to anyone looking from the outside. From th... Read more

  • Does anyone know about "systems thinking?" I never heard of it but it sounds powerful.

    11/19/2017 12:55:45 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Date with husband

    11/19/2017 12:00:32 PM, by LUCKYGIRL7771

    So my wonderful man took me on a improptue picnic after work to watch fireworks... Read more

  • Food log

    11/19/2017 11:59:19 AM, by LUCKYGIRL7771

    Skin milk black coffee... Read more

  • Breakfast

    11/19/2017 11:57:59 AM, by LUCKYGIRL7771

    Turkey bacon water coffee skin milk pancakes sugar free syrup and a wonderful husband... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    11/19/2017 11:55:09 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    224 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Day 279: I Believe...

    11/19/2017 11:24:52 AM, by DOLLFACEDX

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  • Extracts from Twain's diary of Eve

    11/19/2017 11:21:38 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.eastoftheweb.com/short-sto
    ries/UBooks/EvesDiar.shtml... Read more

  • Extracts from Twain's Diary of Adam

    11/19/2017 11:18:05 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Have a Bad Day Day

    11/19/2017 11:13:31 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Have a Bad Day Day Date When Celebrated : Always November 19 Have a Bad Day Day is today... isn't this just wonderful!? As we began to research this day, we expected to find that this day was intended to recognize that everybody has a bad day once in a while. Au Contr... Read more

  • Imagine

    11/19/2017 9:14:45 AM, by IDICEM

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  • Coloring her world with love and kindness

    11/19/2017 6:30:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    My mother is 95. Every morning, she sits down and colors. She just finished coloring Thanksgiving Day Cards for family members. I should have given her more cards to color. You would probably be receiving a card in the mail if I had. Here's the card that she recently labored over. Mo... Read more

  • Hello change

    11/19/2017 5:24:49 AM, by LUCKY1964

    Today is going to be a new change for me....I am adding no red meat and no extra salt to my list of positive changes to speed up my weight loss journey. I AM A HUGE fan of red meat but I know it does not help the scale love me and that the health world has a bad review of eating large amounts of ... Read more

  • Here I Go Again

    11/19/2017 12:06:30 AM, by FRAN0426

    This has been a very difficult week for me with being sick. My autoimmune disease has struck again. Have been ill much of the week, did some days of exercise but today nothing. Decided I was taking a relaxing rest day, and may do so again tomorrow if I need to. So upset about my medical problem.... Read more

  • Here I Go Again

    11/19/2017 12:06:11 AM, by FRAN0426

    This has been a very difficult week for me with being sick. My autoimmune disease has struck again. Have been ill much of the week, did some days of exercise but today nothing. Decided I was taking a relaxing rest day, and may do so again tomorrow if I need to. So upset about my medical problem.... Read more

  • 11/18/17

    11/18/2017 9:16:34 PM, by RHOOK20047

    This was a pleasant day. Got up and went downtown to my retreat. It was 72 degrees when I left the house at 7:30 a.m. When I got out of the retreat at noon, it was 46 and very windy. Strange weather. I was going to get the tractor out and give the last cut of the year and mulch the leaves, but ... Read more

  • Quote

    11/18/2017 8:48:11 PM, by LOULOU1709

    Trust and Faith bring just joy to life and help relationships grow to their maximum potential. By Joyce Meyer... Read more

  • New ideas

    11/18/2017 8:18:32 PM, by EZRASMEMAW64

    Play in the pool at least 2x a week. Dance. Do Thi Chi 1 or 2x a week. Do my hip exercises 3 to 5x a week. Once I am able to do this I will add some more.... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 11/18/17

    11/18/2017 6:36:38 PM, by JVANAM

    Absence does not make the heart grow fonder, but it sure heats up the blood. - Elizabeth Ashley... Read more