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  • My Daily Bible Verse 03/29/2015

    3/29/2015 10:31:44 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    Job 22:21 New International Version Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you. King James Version Acquaint now thyself with God, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.... Read more


    3/29/2015 10:08:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    Enjoy! chris ... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 3/29

    3/29/2015 7:22:05 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • What to order at Panera Bread SP article

    3/29/2015 4:43:17 PM, by CTUPTON
    anera_bread I am quoting a bit of the article. There is lots of info in the actual article! "Panera has stepped up their nutritional game recently with their Power Menu, a selection of high-protein, low-carb entrees with some se... Read more

  • Day 686

    3/29/2015 4:42:21 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Back to the Gym

    3/29/2015 11:20:29 AM, by TONI-ANN_L

    This week, after being away for about 6 weeks I go back to the gym. My attendance has been patchy for a lot of reasons, but this week I am back for good. Feeling nervous, excited, ready...we all know how hard it is to get started again. Hoping to have a good week and I hope you do the same... Read more

  • Chicken Cheese Sandwich

    3/29/2015 10:16:46 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you looking for something quick and oh so yummy for lunch? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 1/4 cups warm shredded Cooked Chicken 8 slices of French or Italian loaf bread (or any kind you like) 1/3 c carrot, grated 1/3 c green onion, sliced 2 Tbsps mayonnais... Read more

  • Getting back on track

    3/29/2015 9:31:15 AM, by ROOTIHAUSMAN

    Finally seeing some results and on track to continue to be healthy each and every day. Have my husband on board too which makes it more fun. We walk and work out together encouraging each other along the way. Have a wonderful week!... Read more

  • Sparking my Spring!

    3/29/2015 6:38:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yes, there is still snow on my favorite mountain, but that does not keep me from making my plans to hike to the summit. Snow might bring some difficulty, but difficulty is just opportunity in disguise. I am looking forward to more mountain hikes very soon. I can get my exercise on the road... Read more

  • Late Late

    3/29/2015 3:43:40 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    Yesterday presidential candidate Ted Cruz said that he will in fact be signing up for Obamacare despite saying earlier that he wants to repeal every word of it. It's a good thing he's signing up, because Cruz just went to the hospital in hypocritical condition. -Jimmy Fallon Obamacare, tea par... Read more

  • Snaggles needs more time

    3/28/2015 11:45:11 PM, by SBECKER526

    239 Snaggles makes me smile. He loves to tackle my ankles and run after me. He is eager for his food and snack. Tonight he had a cat friend on the other side of the window. He growled and gave a deep belly cry. I came in to check on him. He ran to me and wanted petting. The Animal Rescue Leag... Read more

  • Some quotes...

    3/28/2015 10:06:23 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. ~Jay Leno~ The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~Henry Cate, VII~ We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop~ If we got one-tenth of what was promised to u... Read more

  • DAY 42

    3/28/2015 9:21:44 PM, by CREATE4CHRIST


  • My 1st week

    3/28/2015 7:49:55 PM, by BLUEEYEDCOUNTRY

    yesterday was the end of my first week. I lost 9lbs this week. Yay. I know I won't continue at this rate but I had a lot of swelling and it's nice to have some of that gone w a little fat gone too. I tracked my calories and saw I was eating too much fat. It was mainly healthy fat but too many calo... Read more

  • paleo reset day 28 and beyond

    3/28/2015 6:09:00 PM, by VALERX

    I am almost finished with my 30 day paleo reset and I am very happy with how it has gone and how I feel. I am going to continue onto a second month with a few modifications. 1. I am going to continue to eat primarily meat, nuts, eggs and veggies. 2. I have trouble with carbs so I am go... Read more

  • Day 685

    3/28/2015 4:28:54 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Skipped gym. Worked on truck. I am tired.... Read more

  • Blog #23 Lowfat Eggplant parmesan today, also weigh-in

    3/28/2015 4:17:32 PM, by KJBDOIT

    Tried this recipe and found it be very good. I highly recommend this one because of the tip on how to prepare the eggplant so it has more flavor and less eggplant bitterness, Also weigh in went well, down 4 pounds for the week.... Read more

  • cheese storage bags and paper--on grommet

    3/28/2015 1:34:29 PM, by CTUPTON
    se-storage-bags... Read more

  • Basil And Parsley Omelette

    3/28/2015 12:23:38 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Do you know that breakfast is like gas in a car and without it you will not get anywhere? Your bodies are the same way and will be sluggish and not run properly! Well let's fill up in the morning's with a healthy breakfast from this day out alright? Take a peek! Ingredi... Read more

  • Biggest accomplishment today....

    3/28/2015 12:02:16 PM, by SLMUELLER83

    Well for one it's a Saturday, but I didn't chose to sleep longer then I needed. I also made my breakfast and didn't skip it which on weekends I end up doing. So I guess I have two. Oh and I measured myself which I needed to do. Even though the scale really hasn't moved I have lost inches around my h... Read more

  • Lazy Saturday

    3/28/2015 11:06:42 AM, by LULAFANULA

    Well, not really. I am working, but I just feel lazy. 30... Read more

  • tacos for lunch today

    3/28/2015 10:23:21 AM, by CTUPTON

    I will use broken up corn chips on a plate and spoon on the taco filling No recipe used but here is what I did: brown ground turkey brown the onions use a dry mix of spices for tacos, low sodium add fresh and canned tomatoes (low sodium) add canned corn add some water ... Read more

  • Buffalo-- I am planning to move us there in a few months. Hard to get the packing and other things d

    3/28/2015 10:12:57 AM, by CTUPTON

    Why there? family But I grew up in that area and it has many, many advantages. Please don't discourage me. Comment only if you have positives to say about Erie County, Buffalo, greater Buffalo, Clarence_NY, snow, lake effect, cloudy weather, etc. Chris... Read more

  • Diet friendly "Boston Cream Pie"

    3/28/2015 10:04:12 AM, by CTUPTON

    Recipe Boston Cream Pie Parfait Nutrition factsAmount per Serving Calories: 128 Protein: 2.5g Total Fat: 4.5g - Saturated Fat: 2.0g Cholesterol: 60mg Total Carbohydrate: 19.0g - Dietary Fiber: 1.5g - Total Sugar: 11.5g Sodium: 120mg This recipe transforms a ... Read more

  • I love My daughter !

    3/28/2015 9:44:05 AM, by KALLIE1958AR

    ‎Friday, ‎March ‎28th‎2015 God is so good yesterday my daughter came home with a picture for me with the verse ISAIAH CHAPTER 12 2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. I... Read more

  • Spring 5% Challenge

    3/28/2015 9:15:59 AM, by MAWMAW101

    I am so happy to be back with the "Shooting Stars" for another 5% challenge. I can't wait to see where we will be flying off to. It is great to learn about our world by taking a virtual trips to new and wonderful sites. Good luck to all my fellow travelers! 213 432... Read more

  • Friends ;-) 3/28

    3/28/2015 8:38:00 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Getting Naked-- a blog from IOWAGRAMMA

    3/28/2015 7:54:56 AM, by CTUPTON
    ?blog_id=5750626 I just loved this blog. Thank you for putting this into words. I suggest water exercising to everyone! I am like a preacher for this. Many people say they would not be seen in a bathing suit. And these are "thin" ... Read more

  • A satisfying Saturday!

    3/28/2015 5:48:26 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is a beautiful day! I took the time to clean my house during the week, so today I can get out! While I won't get to climb a mountain, I will travel into Concord, NH to get the taxes done, and do some shopping. I will also get a good walk in on the streets of the city. Maybe I won'... Read more

  • What Is Your Weight Loss Accountability/Motivation

    3/28/2015 5:30:19 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    I've been around the block a time a two! Weight watchers, nutrisystem, jenny craig. I thought the accountability of having to go and get weighed in front of people would help and that didn't do it. I have all the fun motivational tools, I've tried the reward systems, I have the weight loss m... Read more

  • Crazy Weahter!

    3/27/2015 11:40:41 PM, by SKYSPIRIT464

    We have gone from having some pretty nice weather the last couple weeks to "Man! It's cold outside!"! LOL There is nothing like the weather in ILL.! Snow flurries this morning to bright sunshine and 45* to 30* right now. I hope our hard freeze will end with tonight and we can start thinking about pl... Read more

  • Anyone have a Fitbit or similar tracker?

    3/27/2015 10:11:57 PM, by MARYINFL2000

    I've seen Fitbits advertised but I don't know anyone who owns one. I believe I'd be more motivated as I could see what I've done for the dsy....I'm a visual person. I'd like to be able to track walks to use a visual walk site and also track stairs. I don't know if any are mutisport or if all are ... Read more

  • Give yourself a Spring makeover

    3/27/2015 9:29:28 PM, by RENATA144

    You won't believe how great that you can make yourself feel. 344 345 351 218... Read more

  • Feathers ;-) 3/27

    3/27/2015 7:57:10 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • DAY 41

    3/27/2015 7:08:24 PM, by CREATE4CHRIST

    Hurting bad today...probably good that my Wii wasn't working...did do 45 minutes of strength exercises, though.... Read more

  • Don't store cheese wrapped in plastic says Chef Meg... who knew?

    3/27/2015 6:24:05 PM, by CTUPTON
    -cheese-what-to-do-100285 This link gives more information.But. my cheese doesn't last long enough to matter. 24 chef Meg's food storage ideas.
    ealthy_Chef's_Fridge... Read more

  • Good Scale Gone Bad

    3/27/2015 6:22:08 PM, by TONI-ANN_L

    So I've been back on my grind for about a month now. Dieting, kinda sorta exercising and feeling good about myself. At the beginning of this process, I weighed myself and I was at 250 pounds. Ok. Not bad, since it was my original starting weight in 2011, but not great either since it means I'd... Read more

  • Week 3

    3/27/2015 2:30:58 PM, by ANDREWMOM

    Okay so I have been keeping this going for 3 whole weeks now! Treating myself to pizza with the family tonight AFTER the gym. Lost 6 so I think I derserve! Have to order more Herbalife; using the protein shake I had used previously (a few months ago) - waste not.... Hope this trend continue... Read more

  • Day 684

    3/27/2015 1:55:34 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • I have a date tonight with.... Gym!

    3/27/2015 12:38:41 PM, by LKORNEGAY

    Yes, I'd have to say Gym and I have become an item recently. He makes me get all hot and sweaty, makes my heart race and breathe heavy. And he makes me feel so good! The more I see gym the more I want to see him. So it's off to see gym tonight to get my weekend off on the right foot.... Read more

  • So much to do, so little time!

    3/27/2015 10:59:37 AM, by ACLANCY1

    I really have much more energy than I did when I was heavier. It sort of crept up on me. When people asked, do you feel better? Have more energy? I would get slightly irritated and say no, I felt fine before. To appoint that is true, but suddenly I notice that I am doing and accomplishing more ... Read more

  • Sore

    3/27/2015 10:22:16 AM, by DYMONSMOM1

    So steady at gym keeping it up actually missed the after work session yesterday. Kind of over did it yesterday at lunch. Was hurting bad on the abs so took yesterday after work session off and will get back at it today. Hope to be able to fit in my wedding dress when im done. lost a little so far. ... Read more

  • Loving myself!

    3/27/2015 9:39:18 AM, by BOROFITGIRL

    There is a line in a Whitney Houston song about learning to love yourself being the greatest love of all. It seems a bit odd that I would need to learn to love myself, but I am finding that loving myself is actually something that I need to learn to do. I don't hate myself, but I don't provi... Read more

  • it's friday

    3/27/2015 8:43:50 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! I really enjoyed my day off yesterday. i will make having that day off a priority from now on. it is so worth it. other than working tomorrow afternoon, i do not have any specific plans for the weekend. i know that my daughter will be soooooo happy to see all the prese... Read more

  • One Week Back at "Sparking"

    3/27/2015 8:43:35 AM, by COOKIE_AT_51

    Last Friday I kind of laid it all out there with my blog "new beginnings" ... I really needed to write that out and face my feelings. That whole day was kind of a release for me ... talked and cried a lot. Something I hadden really done, I grieved. I feel a whole lot better, "lightened" a bit b... Read more

  • First my daughters and now my grandson...

    3/27/2015 8:27:03 AM, by WINACHST

    Think I look like this lady: And I often hear, "There is Grandma" whenever she pops up on the screen... Read more

  • Where I Will Mantain....

    3/27/2015 7:57:40 AM, by LULAFANULA

    ... Read more

  • No longer the same!

    3/27/2015 5:23:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today take a moment and realize just how far you have come! Honor yourself today, and take another step forward to a new you! Don't you dare slip back to the old ways! The best is yet to come!... Read more

  • Do You Want The Good News...

    3/27/2015 3:02:19 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    Or the bad news? Well who doesn't love good news, so we will start with that! 20 The good news it that I had an amazing time at Disneyland, as always ha ha! I got to meet Pluto with the bunny ears and we got to ride all the big rides despite it being completely and ridiculously crowded for Sprin... Read more

  • Baked Garlic Shrimp

    3/27/2015 1:21:48 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Dinner is...Oh just take a peek! Ingredients~ 400-450 raw large shrimp, deveined and peeled 2 Tbsps lemon juice 1/4 c fresh parsley, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tsp dried oregano leaves 1/2 c dry bread crumbs 1/4 tsp turmeric powder 1/4 c... Read more

  • Do whatever you must to be Happy

    3/26/2015 11:20:59 PM, by RENATA144

    Then you can be successful in more of your endeavors.... Read more

  • Workshops, planning, board meetings, and more

    3/26/2015 7:51:37 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am feeling better, but watch how much I try to do in a day's time. Several of my passions involve my volunteering. I still work with the retirement workshop for retiring members of the community college, career and technology centers, the intermediate unit and our 18 school districts. I have 11... Read more

  • Day 683

    3/26/2015 2:26:08 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Did 5 of 7 exercises. Feeling a little fatigued. Reduced from 5 sets to 3.... Read more

  • Green Mac n' cheese

    3/26/2015 2:00:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    The recipe is on the following web page:
    heese/ Spinach makes it green. Sorry I am just getting around to St. Patrick's day!... Read more

  • Meditation--I don't do this regularly but I have done it from time to time.

    3/26/2015 1:43:01 PM, by CTUPTON
    tml?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000030 Some of the studies indicated that meditating even 20 minutes per day for a few weeks was already enough to start experiencing the benefits.
    its-o... Read more

  • it's thursday

    3/26/2015 1:38:49 PM, by MOMMY445

    a much needed day off for me. i have been putting in a bit of extra time at work this week to make up for the hours i did not have to work last week. so i have less free time to pursue what i enjoy and to get some errands done. i will be working on my online courses tomorrow, as it will be the only ... Read more

  • DAY 40

    3/26/2015 1:36:20 PM, by CREATE4CHRIST

    2 hours sleep from4am-6am...UGH Still worked out 1:03 on Wii.... Read more

  • A milestone, a whoohoo kind of day!

    3/26/2015 10:35:35 AM, by ACLANCY1

    Today I weighed in and was just barely, but nevertheless, in the "healthy" BMI range. I am using BMI ranges as my goal, to remind myself that this is about health. I originally set my target about 15 pounds over "healthy". It was out of "obese" but still in "overweight". After reaching my first g... Read more


    3/26/2015 10:13:02 AM, by KALLIE1958AR

    ‎Thursday, ‎March ‎26, ‎2015 Good Morning all , wow what a night we did tons of praying here .. at one point it got real black and still we started commanding the weather ,My sister was at the door watching and she saw three tornados trying to form we commanded them to cease in Jesus nam... Read more

  • Almond Butter-Quinoa Brownies

    3/26/2015 10:08:06 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you look'in for these? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/4 c unsalted butter, softened 3/4 c smooth or crunchy natural almond butter 2 large eggs 3/4 c packed light brown sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 3/4 c quinoa flour (I used my hand-crank grinder to make... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 3/26

    3/26/2015 9:20:02 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Not so comfortable about away from home... UGH

    3/26/2015 6:47:19 AM, by NEZE11

    We are off to a 4 day away from home. I am terrified because I don't want to over eat or not exercise as much I have the past few weeks. I changed hotels ... I found out the one we were staying did not have a gym. I guess this count for sticking to my plans wouldn't you say? Have a great weeken ... Read more

  • Sewing for Easter

    3/26/2015 5:31:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every season brings a new reason for me to sew. I found an easy way to make a nice little play dress from a tee shirt. Here's Lina's new dress! I have to hunt for the photo, but should post it soon.... Read more

  • Changing Tactics

    3/26/2015 12:53:26 AM, by SKYSPIRIT464

    I have decided to change my exercise routine. Right now I am just doing the treadmill and weighted leg lifts to try and get my replaced knee stronger. I don't think it is enough for what I need. We have a Wellness Center in the town where our hospital is, I've decided to join. They are small but at ... Read more

  • Facing My Truth

    3/26/2015 12:11:50 AM, by JUDYDGENTRY

    I really thought I was beyond this point in my journey. This point being keeping healthy foods at the forefront of my food choices. But yesterday while awaiting dinner I got hungry and resorted to old happens of grabbing things to eat. I started with 5 ritz crackers ( a serving) which was fine. ... Read more

  • The Black Hole

    3/25/2015 8:51:25 PM, by IMAVISION

    20 40 24 20 40 24 20 40 24 20 I found this both sad 46 & funny 246! Hope viewing it tickles your funny bone! It sure did mine! 100 20 40 24 20 40 24 20 40 24 20
    ck-hole/ 20 40 24 20 40 24 20 40 24 20... Read more

  • Sticking with a Grocery Budget

    3/25/2015 4:51:55 PM, by VALERX

    It has been a while since I gave an update on my grocery budget goal! My budget is $175 a week for 2 adults and 4 children/teens. The budgeting principals that I have been working with are... 1. Plan a weekly menu and shop with a list 2. Shop according to weekly sales 3. Use coupons... Read more

  • Doing my own thing

    3/25/2015 3:01:38 PM, by DYMONSMOM1

    I went to my moms and asked her to let me put my wedding dress on again. We did and it so did not fit almost the length of her 1st finger. so now i know i have to get it in gear. i have been going to the gym twice a day and it is starting to do something, i may be sore i might be exhausted and i mig... Read more

  • Day 682

    3/25/2015 1:31:00 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • DAY 39

    3/25/2015 1:17:40 PM, by CREATE4CHRIST

    NO SLEEP LAST NIGHT...out of it today.... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    3/25/2015 11:43:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,mild spring day here today. my daughter has grown some more. now she is a bit taller and she now takes a different size in shoes. she is counting down the days until her birthday. my sister and her husband are coming down for a visit on sunday afternoon and they definitely have something... Read more

  • Do you know Him !

    3/25/2015 10:23:33 AM, by KALLIE1958AR

    THIS WORLD IS NOT OUR HOME ! JOHN CHAPTER 14: 1 ¶ Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you,... Read more

  • Chicken Satay And Thai Peanut Sauce

    3/25/2015 10:12:47 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Fix'in chicken? Let me count the way's! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 normal to large sized chicken breasts 1/2 c coconut milk 1 Tbsp curry powder 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 12 wooden skewers Directions~ Soak the ske... Read more

  • New Doctor?

    3/25/2015 9:16:12 AM, by KELLY48647

    I will be seeing yet another new doctor next week. I have heard good things about him from a few of his patients, so hopefully this one will be one who will be willing to work with me and help get my issues straightened out. He is an hour away, but if he can help me it will be well worth the drive.... Read more

  • By giving something up, I gain.

    3/25/2015 8:59:23 AM, by NEZE11

    We all have habits, and most of us have trouble with them. Whether it's trying to make new ‘good’ habits or quit old “bad” habits, we all have struggles. Sometimes the idea of starting a habit can be overwhelming if you think to yourself, Ugh, I'm going to have to do that every day, week,... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 3/25

    3/25/2015 8:43:33 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Creative in the Kitchen

    3/25/2015 6:47:05 AM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    ... Read more

  • Whose heart are you holding?

    3/25/2015 5:24:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last week, my son Matty, a third year medical student, called to tell me about an amazing experience he had. While on his surgery rotation, he was part of a team of doctors who did an esophageal surgery on a man. This man had cancer of the esophagus, and the team needed to take part of the intesti... Read more

  • I'm back. Cute video.

    3/24/2015 11:10:01 PM, by PDSLIM

    Hi all. Just back tonight from Malta. 19hr trip home. 24 including to/from airports. Here's a cute video of lion cubs meeting dad. More tomorrow.
    -out-dad-first-time Good night.... Read more

  • going well

    3/24/2015 5:58:35 PM, by IAR023

    Since I last wrote really didn't do anything about it. Just recently I decided to do something. Started tracking again and working out. Tough road......especially when I talk down to myself but I will get through this.... Read more

  • The Cool Thing About Spark

    3/24/2015 4:23:36 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    So for the last week I've been slipping back into some bad habits and I have not been choosing to log my food and my fitness has been marginal. I don't want to give up and go back to bad habits so easily but its been a struggle. Today I was sitting at my computer at work contemplating a "wal... Read more

  • My Ups and downs

    3/24/2015 2:29:37 PM, by GLO-RI-A

    First off an Up: I feel really good that I am back with SP. And that there are so many kind, thoughtful and supportive SP members who have reached out to me. But then those inner demons come out. I just saw some pics a friend posted on FB of us, and I hate that I look twice as big as she ... Read more


    3/24/2015 2:24:53 PM, by KALLIE1958AR

    AND HE ROSE OUT OF THE GRAVE Mark 16: 14 ¶ Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach... Read more

  • Day 681

    3/24/2015 1:24:29 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Good to be back. Took it easy. Did 4 of 7 exercises. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Doing great! And a lesson about sugar...

    3/24/2015 1:16:09 PM, by SROBERTS82

    My plan is still working. Eat right, exercise, get enough sleep. My weight can easily fluctuate three pounds or more from day to day, but where I had been consistently weighing in the high 250s, now I have been consistently weighing in the LOW 250s or less. I was very happy to see it in the 240s for... Read more

  • DAY 38

    3/24/2015 12:58:55 PM, by CREATE4CHRIST

    Experiencing a bit of frustration...but still and always plugging along toward success!... Read more

  • My Babies....

    3/24/2015 12:51:20 PM, by ANDREWMOM

    Adorable... ain't they??? 334... Read more

  • Sweaty Betty ad models that I am seeing today

    3/24/2015 11:20:08 AM, by WINACHST

    Has anyone seen these ads that are popping up on SP today? Is it just me or do these models look sickly and very unhappy? I was looking a Vogue magazine while waiting for hubby at the doctor's office and the models in that magazine looked terrible, not glamorous at all. Too skinny, it looked like my... Read more

  • Adding new positive habits

    3/24/2015 10:49:44 AM, by ACLANCY1

    I resisted joining SparkCoach for a long time, but as I near my goal, I wanted to add something to keep me from backsliding once goal is reached. So far it is great. I switched to the consistency and Motivation plan. I have all the basics down am a health professional as well as diet professional ... Read more

  • Avocado Quinoa Salad

    3/24/2015 10:38:17 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Grab a plate and a fork and dig in to this healthy salad for lunch or dinner or breakfast if you dare! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 c quinoa 5 Tbsps chopped fresh mint 1 ripe avocado, diced 2 tomatoes, diced 3 Tbsps lemon juice or more depends on your taste ... Read more

  • Coffee makes me feel bloated

    3/24/2015 10:27:37 AM, by WINACHST

    I enjoy my coffee time in the morning. It is my "me" time. No one talks to me til I am done with my coffee. However, today I noticed that I get to feeling bloated after I am done. I need to start to wean myself from coffee. I am currently drinking "6" cups water with 3 tablespoons grounds. Thi... Read more


    3/24/2015 5:48:14 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    For the past four days I stayed at exactly the came weight. Finally I lost .6 of one pound. But I was determined that I was going to break that barrier that I persevered. Thank goodness I did and it was worth it!... Read more


    3/24/2015 5:48:00 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    For the past four days I stayed at exactly the came weight. Finally I lost .6 of one pound. But I was determined that I was going to break that barrier that I persevered. Thank goodness I did and it was worth it!... Read more

  • The Last of Choice Words

    3/24/2015 5:20:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    Asking questions like: “I like the way that you asked that question. It shows that you have put a lot of thought into it. I learned something from the question.” In the democracy of education, we learn from one another. All members are valued and supported. The sharing of ideas is part of... Read more

  • Funny How Perspective Changes! (New Before Pics)

    3/24/2015 3:16:15 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    A coworker came across some photos of me from 2010. I checked my records and I was 250 pounds then... I also found a couple from 2012 and I was also 250. I figured out in that time in between, I got to my highest weight of 272. Crazy to think I have been on Spark since 2009 that I have record of my ... Read more

  • Marvelous Monday

    3/23/2015 11:08:24 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Monday, March 23, 2015 ... Read more

  • By Helping others

    3/23/2015 11:08:19 PM, by RENATA144

    You help yourself as well 220... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 03/23/2015

    3/23/2015 10:49:40 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 New International Version Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil. King James Version Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.... Read more

  • What kind of exercises/ stretches are good for lower back pain?

    3/23/2015 7:10:48 PM, by HEALTHYBYTES42

    I went to the medical aid unit yesterday after church for lower back pain. Still in pain. Not as much though. The Doctor prescribed Tramadol a muscle relaxant. I don't know if it is really helping but I want to do or learn some stretches or exercises for lower back pain. What is best?... Read more

  • Who will be running for Pres. in 2016???????

    3/23/2015 4:56:09 PM, by CTUPTON

    I hate politics with a passion. I still believe we live in the best country ever. It always had controversy. Now is nothing new. Everyone thinks their period of time is worst. Somehow we have a pretty good life here in the US despite all the grumbling. Many countries have no sane way of getting new... Read more