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  • What Is Your Weight Loss Accountability/Motivation
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    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

  • TGIF

    3/28/2015 4:40:18 AM, by ARNETTELEE

    It was a quiet Friday at work t oday. Very nice, but next week it will be "back to the grind" again. Have a great weekend everyone!... Read more

  • Winding down on March

    3/28/2015 12:55:07 AM, by KPETSCHE

    It's been a pretty nice week here in Omaha . . . we've had a little rain and some cool weather but I'm hoping that turns around here soon. I've managed to get outside every day this week for a walk so I'm pleased about that. I'm kind of itching for a run but I was still coughing a little a few... Read more

  • Day 28 of 455

    3/27/2015 11:15:32 PM, by RINGLETS888

    Gotta move it move it!... Read more

  • I am so full!

    3/27/2015 11:07:13 PM, by IAMBIZI

    I ate a lot today for dinner: After the guitar competition we met up back home. We have a friend staying with us and I had driven separately since I worked late. Met there at 6pm. Then headed home to meet up to go for dinner, crawfish during lent on a friday meant it would be a long wait to be sea... Read more

  • DH had a good report from the eye Dr. His eyes are no worse.

    3/27/2015 10:52:02 PM, by NORASPAT

    We take that as a positive. DH takes his medication and he phones in his prescriptions and I am so proud of him taking care of himself'. We had three appointments one with the optometrist, next the retinal specialist and he had 3 scans of his eyes. We were surprised in the morning our ... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 27:

    3/27/2015 9:58:54 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: To know someone doesn't mean to know every detail of that person's life. It means to feel affection, confidence and to believe in that person. Lord, may I really know You and have it reflect in how I treat others. Daily Scripture & Reflection: He saved us, not because of r... Read more

  • Count down to measurements

    3/27/2015 9:40:29 PM, by LIFESAJOURNNEY

    I have decided to measure myself when I weigh 200 lbs. Six more pounds to lose!! Looking forward to finding out how many inches I have lost.... Read more

  • I've Missed My Runs & Everyone Here!

    3/27/2015 9:17:09 PM, by COUCH2ROAD_LIZ

    I've missed everyone here so much! I've started running again and surprisingly, my husband has started walking with me during my warm ups before he returns home while I run. He also started the Adkin's Diet..and I've decided to start that today as well. We are inspiring each other! Un... Read more

  • Saturday

    3/27/2015 8:46:47 PM, by JTREMBATH

    It is a wet day today but still got my walk in even though my heel hurts so at the moment it is a slow walk but at least it is a walk.... Read more

  • Snowy day...

    3/27/2015 8:38:42 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It snowed most of the day today. But it wasn't as wet as yesterday, so Cooper was willing to walk. I ended up walking him over 7 miles this morning, 1.5 miles this afternoon, and two short walks this evening. Four walks, and hopefully we are done for the night. I also walked to get my bloo... Read more

  • Friday

    3/27/2015 8:30:29 PM, by KERRYG155

    I hope everyone is having a nice day. We haven't done much of anything other than riding through the desert. I've never seen so much dry land and interstates with exits that have no services. By the time we got to Roswell I think the aliens had stolen every bit of wifi there was to be had. Even... Read more

  • Healthier Alternative

    3/27/2015 6:41:18 PM, by AHAPPYSPIRIT

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  • bigger goals

    3/27/2015 5:57:50 PM, by PROFRLJ2

    I want to lose weight and get fit so I am able to travel, socialize, become a life coach, and be a healthy role model. Part 2. When it comes to exercise, I am great at working hard once I begin but need to work at consistency.... Read more

  • Finally made it to the Dr. still in pain but...

    3/27/2015 4:27:12 PM, by MISSA526

    I just basically have to deal with it. I have a small tear in my rotator cuff. They gave me 10 pain pills and told me I have to move my shoulder around so it doesn't freeze up. The pain pills are so I can do this without screaming 211 I've been working out today just really modifying it, like using... Read more

  • Day 13 A new scale for Julie!!!!!

    3/27/2015 4:06:08 PM, by ALLEYANDME

    Today I am going out to lunch with my Mom to Marie Calendars and I plan to pig out! I have been literally working my bootie off! last night I walked over 11000 steps according to my spark tracker. First I worked out in my home gym on the stationary bike, then I went to Planet Fitness to walk on the ... Read more

  • Can Someone Please Come and Clean My House?!

    3/27/2015 1:50:54 PM, by MS_PERCEPTION

    Things have continued to keep me hopping here in the land of 6 kids. Laundry is a DAILY must-do, the grocery budget has grown tremendously as I still try to master making the appropriate size meals for our larger brood, and we're officially in birthday season here, so special treats for school and ... Read more

  • Per your advice

    3/27/2015 1:13:40 PM, by HORSESHOEHONEY

    I read over all the comments regarding how to workout sans guilt. I really appreciate everyone's ideas, and am working on incorporating a couple of them. Let me start by clarifying that I really enjoying spending time with my Mom & it's not like she is forcing me to do stuff for her. I am equa... Read more

  • Day 1211- Getting Nervous for My Half-Marathon

    3/27/2015 12:02:26 PM, by BOBCATGIRL76

    Day 86 of 2015: Weight: 179.8 Total Calories Burned This Week: 397+636+460=1,493 Total Calories Burned This Year: 28,071 Can you believe it? 7 calories short of my goal. Guess I'll be taking a short walk this afternoon. The other strange thing is my Charge HR said I only burned 3... Read more

  • Reflection and Goal for March 27

    3/27/2015 11:58:14 AM, by REBECCATKD

    What's going well: I've been much more conscious about eating healthy lately. Oatmeal or raisin bran for breakfast, more salads with or for lunch, and watching portions at dinner. New habit: I must drink 4 glasses of water before I can have coffee. It's amazing how quickly that quart goes down ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, March 27, 2015

    3/27/2015 9:19:46 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 27, 2015 BETTER THAN PRIDE There are times in life when we are selfish. We all are. We may want to be the first to talk. We may want to have things our way. We may want to be recognized more than someone else for a good job. Pride and selfishness hinder us from being patient. When we are... Read more

  • spark coach entry

    3/27/2015 9:05:38 AM, by MISSA526

    I am grateful for my spark friends because they keep me motivated!... Read more

  • I see my daughter juggling like I did

    3/27/2015 9:00:07 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; My DD has her hands full. The difference is that my DH was more helpful and easier to train. My SIL is not there yet. I stay out of their discussions but I know my DD will succeed with him. He wanted them to go to so many more daycares to check out when DD had already picked one ou... 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

  • Be prepared!

    3/27/2015 8:36:48 AM, by DFOLKARD

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  • 2015 Spring 5% Challenge

    3/27/2015 8:05:26 AM, by SUNSHINEYOURWAY

    I am so excited about starting the Spring 5% Challenge. I completed the Winter Challenge and enjoyed it so much that I decided to come back for the Spring Challenge. I loved the excitement of it and everyone's participation.. Getting to know everyone, ups and downs. I am with in my goal weight... Read more

  • Where I Will Mantain....

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

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  • 3/27/15

    3/27/2015 7:37:56 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Have a blessed weekend make today the best day ever and look forward to a great one tomorrow be kind towards others it will come back to you ... Read more

  • Be of good cheer

    3/27/2015 7:07:54 AM, by KIN59VARA

    "Be of good cheer Be of good cheer today, no matter what life hands you. Be of good cheer, because it’s a whole lot more effective than the alternative. The situation may be challenging, but you don’t have to let it ruin your enjoyment of the moment. Life may have given you disappointm... Read more

  • Down a little!

    3/27/2015 7:00:06 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    I lost weight this week and am at 186.8 from the 188 I was last week! Woo hoo! Been helping my mom a lot. A little upset I have to leave work soon around 7:18 and my brother is not coming over until 9:30 to help out. Wish he were coming sooner. She took a shower last night which made her ... Read more

  • More Info...TGIF...and Report Day!

    3/27/2015 6:52:44 AM, by GABY1948

    Good Morning! And TGIF to all! I cannot say 304 to all of you that have followed me on this journey as well as the one to Maintenance! (I am STILL in AWE over that last statement....being IN Maintenance). And thank you all who commented on my blog in the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Mai... Read more

  • Holiday today

    3/27/2015 4:27:13 AM, by ARNETTELEE

    It was a day off for me today. Granddaughter came over (no school but parents worked!) so we babysat with her. Did some cleaning, donating, and updated our passports. Not sure when and where we're going, but just getting ready. It was our grandson's 10th birthday too. He lives in California... Read more

  • (-: Coffee!! :-)

    3/27/2015 4:17:31 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    Happy Friday!! WooHoo! Yippee!! Yay!! Blessings to you!! 247 390... 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

  • The Good Things...

    3/27/2015 12:54:31 AM, by ALLIENOBLE1

    I’m not sure how to feel right now. Today was such an exhausting day. I want to write about all the struggles and give excuses and then tell myself that it will all be alright. But – I’m really sick of doing that. Instead, I’m going to focus on all the good things that have happened, since I... Read more

  • A quick blog. Yesterday arrived after midnight.

    3/26/2015 11:30:38 PM, by NORASPAT

    Three days in a row, Walked with our son, walked with my friend and today I walked the dogs individually. 3 days and my SAT confirms for me over 6,000 steps each time. I wonder how long I can do that. I can put my SAT on DH lap top and go to my computer, open the SURFACE2 and now I can have ... Read more

  • Thursday/Albuquerque

    3/26/2015 11:22:11 PM, by KERRYG155

    We decided to skip the 4 Corners area and just head to Albuquerque since we had done so much driving in Arizona already and DH has a couple other areas he wants to check out. Today we went through the Petrified Forest. Let me tell you, it's really hard to imagine that this area was ever a forest b... Read more

  • Yucky weather

    3/26/2015 10:08:11 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    That wasn't snow, and it wasn't rain. It was slush falling from the sky. Cooper's least favorite weather, so I had trouble getting him to walk today. I ended up taking him out about 8 times, which is backwards progress on my campaign to get him back to three walks a day. Yesterday he got 4 walks... Read more

  • Five words or less

    3/26/2015 9:24:05 PM, by MRSKATEDUVALL

    I am very tired. My for words as directed by spark coach about how I feel today.... Read more

  • Third Time Is the Charm: Spangle's 100DWL, Day #85, Let It Go

    3/26/2015 9:17:55 PM, by BETRHO48

    Day 85 Let it go The author tells us that when we are upset or going through a difficult situation, we need to decide how long we want to hold on to our emotions. Spangle tells us to pick a time limit, then at the end of that time, mentally send the negative emotions out of our bodies, then... Read more

  • Day 71

    3/26/2015 9:16:55 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Today was my Friday! Woohoo! Doesn't make me any less tired. I'm heading to bed shortly. Thankfully, Gaye made it through her surgery just fine and is home resting. Thank you, Jesus. This morning, I managed to get in a 95 minute walk before starting work. Plus the extra walking that I did... Read more

  • Where to go

    3/26/2015 9:05:53 PM, by BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY

    Somehow I have gotten very off track, and it has been many months since I have logged into spark. I got a laptop for my birthday this year that I am now typing on, and am happy that I can start doing spark exercise videos in my exercise room. My desktop computer was hooked up in a really small... 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

  • Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 26:

    3/26/2015 7:31:45 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: There is always something to thank God for. Lord, may my attitude of gratitude last a lifetime. Daily Scripture & Reflection: Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6 A Time to Think: Faith is ... Read more

  • Day 16

    3/26/2015 6:57:23 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    I had physical therapy today. Before PT, I got the waterproof bandage off. My knee was swollen before, but after PT the knee is so swollen that it feels as if I have a blood pressure cuff around it. Before PT, the pain level was 2-3. After PT, the pain level is 5-7. I am more mobile, I can walk... Read more

  • EUREKA! SURGERY SO worth it!

    3/26/2015 6:49:01 PM, by GABY1948

    OH MY GOODNESS! I could NOT wait to come home and tell you! I am HOME!!! And FIXED! I will blog all about it tomorrow....but I am SO dead! So wanted you to all know! It was absolutely the 285 247 Have a blessed evening and I will be back tomorrow! But, this is for the ones t... Read more

  • Day 12 Isn't it weird...

    3/26/2015 6:47:55 PM, by ALLEYANDME

    Isn't it weird how one negative exchange with your significant other can put you in a bad mood for the whole day? Or how someone on the freeway cuts you off and you take it personally? If someone criticizes you with something you perceive as negative, that will stay with you longer than all the pos... Read more

  • Thank you!

    3/26/2015 3:53:17 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    Thank you for all the support. My mom did come home from the hospital and I was able to help her a little bit when my brother went to get something to eat. I got a long lunch at work and then I called and told my boss that my mom needed me after her surgery so she let me stay home. Before I l... Read more

  • Yah! Friday

    3/26/2015 1:54:52 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Went and found another Dr. yesterday afternoon and signed up and made an appointment for Monday. Was telling my Daughter last night only to find out that she attends that Dr. to.... Read more

  • things very busy today

    3/26/2015 12:56:26 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; I went to the gym very early this morning TG. I came home and DD says baby has pink eye. We have gotten all the bedding and toys he touched disinfected and washed. I did not have a cup of coffee until 10:30. We took DD to urgent care b/c she said her eyes are red and itching... Read more

  • My friend has passed over, I just found out this morning.

    3/26/2015 12:27:28 PM, by SPARKLINGME176

    Sending love 247 to my close friend, her husband 337 passed over. They are VERY close. It reminds me, how precious EVERY 214 moment is! REALLY Live & LOVE, that's the best we can do! 90 3-27-15 WHENEVR I THINK OF YOU I SMILE INSIDE & out! LV U Sparkies! I took this photo many y... Read more

  • How to lower calories in rice..NEW

    3/26/2015 10:46:34 AM, by APPLEPIEAPPLE

    https://www.yahoo.com/health
    /this-rice-cooking-trick-c
    uts-calories-in-half-and-1
    14164120417.html Above is the link from which the information came. Well, now I am back on diet and have lost one pound of those I gained. Let us pray I can keep this up. I've been u... Read more

  • Day 1210- When Life Happens (Legal people please read!)

    3/26/2015 10:44:28 AM, by BOBCATGIRL76

    Day 85 of 2015: Weight: 181.2 Total Calories Burned This Week: 397+636=1,033 Total Calories Burned This Year: 27,611 So right after I finished my blog yesterday, I received a phone call from a person interested in seeing the house we're currently renting. Let me give you some ... Read more

  • Update

    3/26/2015 10:16:46 AM, by BKNOCK

    I went to the doctor yesterday and I can go back to work on Monday. It is interesting, the longer I stay home the less I want to go back! I worry about my Mom because she will be home alone and driving herself to see my father every day. I am sure she will be fine but I still worry! The only... 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

  • I had a busy yesterday!

    3/26/2015 8:41:56 AM, by CASEYSAUER

    And I survived! I woke up at 6. Actually, DH woke me up at 6 because, honestly, I rarely wake up that early on my own anymore. Did I mention that the night before I had gone to bingo and did get to bed until late! I had my coffee, checked my emails and I was off to the gym. At the gym, I did... Read more

  • Starting Over - Day 1

    3/26/2015 8:23:48 AM, by LAU112384

    It has been a while since i have been back to spark people. I found out I was pregnant back in October and just basically stopped caring. I am now going into my third trimester and noticed I am eating more junk/sugar than I should be. My weight gain has not been unreasonable, 20 pounds so far, bu... Read more

  • Mindset

    3/26/2015 8:18:40 AM, by -RESAMARIE

    It's important to clear your head of distractions. I'm not going to let any negativity in my life affect my happiness. when I'm feeling good I can make accomplishments that continue to help me be who I want to be. In addition, I find it exciting to start new adventures, meet new people and completel... Read more

  • 3/26/15

    3/26/2015 7:56:06 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    thank you for the ones who pray for Greg you are so kind Have a good day may there be peace in your heart... Read more

  • Week Four

    3/26/2015 7:46:25 AM, by JEWELMAKER1

    I have not been on SparkPeople lately. That is because I have totally immersed myself with Dr. Gann's diet. To my great happiness, it is working! I am down 27.4 lbs! So, Spark friends, I'll be back when I am able to use the menu suggestions or for exercise videos. In the mean time, thank you Jane fo... Read more

  • I feel so guilty, how do I make it stop?

    3/26/2015 7:14:27 AM, by HORSESHOEHONEY

    I have done so well with food, but I really struggle to work in a workout. I have a roommate who also happens to be my Mother. This is typically fine because we know each other & are really good friends. I never feel like I "live with my Mom" it truly feels as if we are roommates. However, she... Read more

  • Hospital overnight.

    3/26/2015 7:08:09 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    My mom stayed in the hospital overnight. My brother seems to be on top of it. The relative thing is complicated. There are 2 relatives I might try to work something out with but the 1 is a no for sure. I kind of want to give up because of the effort and if they can be that mean to me in an... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, March 26, 2015

    3/26/2015 6:43:41 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 26, 2015 BETTER THAN POWER Many believe all who are famous are successful and wise. However, that is not always the case. Not by God’s standards anyway. God says it is better to be patient than powerful. If we aren’t patient and get what we want through force or anger, we aren’t su... Read more

  • Thursday!

    3/26/2015 6:07:59 AM, by GABY1948

    Just came to thank you all for the hugs and goodies and support. I have been up since 2am and awake since 1:30am. Needless to say, I am NOW sleepy. Well, soon enough on that. I do have to tell you all that the many signs of support have REALLY helped! I'm no longer freaking at all like I wa... Read more

  • Lesson well learnt.

    3/26/2015 5:32:09 AM, by GOANNA2

    A young doctor moved out to Victoria to replace a doctor who was retiring. The older doctor suggested that the young one accompany him on his rounds, so the community could become used to a new doctor. At the first house a woman complains, "I've been a little sick to my stomach." The older ... Read more

  • Good night

    3/26/2015 4:41:38 AM, by ARNETTELEE

    Good night everyone!... Read more

  • WooHoo! :-)

    3/26/2015 4:01:08 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    334 Thursday is connected to Friday!! Yay!!! Blessings to you!! 247 390... Read more

  • Another day and another walk, tomorrow I will be walking in the rain.

    3/26/2015 12:02:16 AM, by NORASPAT

    Today I walked with my friend but tomorrow I will do it alone. The snow was a hindrance and I have fallen too many times but if there is no ice I am planning to do another walk. Today was great with company and my numbers are motivating me. I like the SAT I do not understand the process but ... Read more

  • New Goal

    3/25/2015 11:28:32 PM, by PROFRLJ2

    My new goal beginning Thursday, March 26 is to work out six days a week for 30 minutes. I am also logging in to SP every day.... Read more

  • Wednesday, March 25

    3/25/2015 11:25:46 PM, by KERRYG155

    I put both just in case I am wrong. LOL We did a north, south, north trip through Arizona today. We went south to see the 11-11 military memorial in Anthem which was really nice. We did have to stop a cop in Prescott and ask directions since Garmin had us going in circles through a neighborhood. ... Read more

  • Driving and plotting...

    3/25/2015 10:46:37 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I took the dog for an hour's walk before heading out to my parents' house to swap cars and take off for PA. Tigan (my niece) is moving once again, so she wanted to move some of her bulky stuff up here for storage. I met her in Meadville, PA, which about a two hour drive for me... one way. The dri... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 25:

    3/25/2015 10:46:25 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: Use your difficult times to learn more about God's love and blessings. Lord, may I see Your hand working in every moment of my life and realize that, even in my darkest hour, things are far better than they could be because You are blessing me with what I need to make it through. ... Read more

  • Third Time Is a Charm: Spangle's 100DWL, Day #84, The Expectation Square

    3/25/2015 9:58:59 PM, by BETRHO48

    Day 84 The expectation square Spangle describes the expectation square as our mental picture of how we expect things to be. For example, we might expect our children to be quiet and attentive to what we tell them to do, when in reality, they are busy watching the television, playing electronic... Read more

  • Lunch with Coworkers

    3/25/2015 9:31:36 PM, by MARIANNMC

    So...today a group of us from work went out to lunch. It was a very impromptu thing and very enjoyable. I did notice however that EVERYONE got fries, except me. One coworker got "fish and chips" -- huge pieces of battered and deep fat fried fish. I don't even remember what the other women g... Read more

  • Day 70 Already!!

    3/25/2015 8:28:11 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Another short blog for tonight. I'm heading to bed shortly. Was up early. Then decided to drive in to work myself since I had a dental appointment and dh isn't working his overtime any longer and didn't really want to wait around for me, which is understandable. Dentist ended up taking more than ... Read more

  • Rude Awakening

    3/25/2015 7:40:08 PM, by BECKYS222

    So tonight I went to my Water Jogging class - something I religiously do now, and got sucker punched in the stomach. Not really mind you, but there is a very nice woman, Tammy, who is in my class. She started 1 class before me. She also joined Weight Watchers and in 12 weeks has lost 26.6 pou... Read more

  • Day 15

    3/25/2015 6:32:18 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    I feel fine during the day, but at night I can't get comfortable for sleeping. Although I can get around fine during the day, I miss having family staying with me.... Read more

  • It's HEEEEEEEEERE!

    3/25/2015 6:22:59 PM, by GABY1948

    It truly is here! Thank you all for SO much support and great comments. And especially ideas for my "overactive" brain. And I learned that my brain is sure in good company with so many of you having the same issue. Guess it's all us "THINKERS"! I have been BUSY all day...cleaning and walkin... Read more

  • Family Members?

    3/25/2015 6:12:28 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    I have a few family members that I am now estranged from. Is it worth the effort to do something about it or is it better to just let it go? Thanks!... Read more

  • FREEDOM ISN'T FREE

    3/25/2015 5:54:13 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    FREEDOM ISN'T FREE: My abuser/husband kicked/locked me out while i was in the hospital. I have envisioned this day, listened to the audio I have of him threatening me and wondered what life could be like. Now that he's gone out of my life I find myself frightened of being alone and wonder what's to ... Read more

  • Who Am I?

    3/25/2015 5:22:20 PM, by PARKSCANADA

    Who am I? So many changes over the past few months, so many questions, so many doubts. Am I a Mrs? Part of a couple? Al and Laurie, Laurie and Al? Married, separated, divorced, single? Am I a daughter, a sister, a mother, a wife, a daughter-in-law? I'm not who I thought I was, ... Read more

  • Day 11 Busy busy busy!!!! Wreeking havoc

    3/25/2015 5:06:13 PM, by ALLEYANDME

    Wow I would rather be really busy than have nothing to do and be bored, however I am never bored. I have too many things I love. If anything I often feel like there isn't enough time in day! then I feel overwhelmed. I am sure that the health experts say your not supposed to drink espresso in the af... Read more

  • what a day yesterday was and today is calmer

    3/25/2015 2:35:42 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon, Grand son is teething and not in a very good mood. I feel sorry for him. I thought baby tylenol would help, both parents said no. I do not interfere with rules they set for their kids. Grand daughter helped me pick up leaves this afternoon. Both my DD and SIL has been in and... Read more

  • Spring in Aurora, CO

    3/25/2015 1:46:32 PM, by LADYGSC

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  • THURSDAY

    3/25/2015 1:42:13 PM, by JTREMBATH

    I have a half day today yah I am going to find another Dr. as the last time I went to our Dr. about my sore foot he said he would send me for an xray and then he tried to see me out the door until I told him I want an script then he decided to do my blood pressure and that was it I could not in ther... Read more

  • Do it anyway, I did it. day 3 of 100

    3/25/2015 1:40:42 PM, by MRSKATEDUVALL

    Good morning Spark friends. today finds me very tired but I got up to spark anyway. That was one of my lessons from sparkland yesterday. Just do it anyway. 252 SPARK COACH asked me about my bucket list; what's on it and what can I do today to capture it? It's all about exotic hiking. Pacific tra... Read more

  • Day 1209- A Whole Bag of Broccoli

    3/25/2015 10:47:37 AM, by BOBCATGIRL76

    Day 84 of 2015: Weight: 180.4 Total Calories Burned This Week: 397 Total Calories Burned This Year: 26,975 Since today is Wednesday, I have my break in the middle of the day, since I supervise study tables from 6-10 this evening. During my breaks lately, I've been running house erra... 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

  • Streak!

    3/25/2015 9:38:05 AM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    I have finally found a weight loss path, yayyyyyy!!! It's been hard to get started. It's not super fast but hey it's progressing and I will take it! I am down 4.4 lbs so far! The weather being nice the past two weeks has made a big difference. Now we are in a cold spell again and my steps have gone ... Read more

  • 3/25/15

    3/25/2015 7:52:55 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Prayers for Greg and the rest of the Family they neew it as He has surgery for the cancer have a blessed day... Read more

  • The media has a lot to answer for the Body Image it demands.

    3/25/2015 7:44:04 AM, by GOANNA2

    I am so angry. A young lady who went to university with my son went to Mexico to have buttock enhancement surgery and she died. She was 29 years old and so beautiful, but she felt inadequate in the image of young women portrayed by the media and magazines. She had her whole life ahead of... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    3/25/2015 7:07:58 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 25, 2015 WAIT EAGERLY We can have a different attitude about life when we anticipate good things to happen. Some don’t like positive thinking. They think it’s a bunch of fluff. Some don’t like followers of Christ. They believe we are people who just trying to cope with a make believ... Read more

  • Changed to purple!

    3/25/2015 7:04:43 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    I changed it up to this purple color because I was getting sick of everything pink! I had tried to match the flower background but now I just needed something different. Happy with the change. My mom has her surgery today at 1:30 pm. I am a little worried because it is so late and she is not... Read more

  • Life is defined more by its risks than by its samenesses. - Mary Anne Radmacher

    3/25/2015 6:10:31 AM, by KIN59VARA

    Life is defined more by its risks than by its samenesses. - Mary Anne Radmacher I need to remind myself of this and stretch myself!... Read more

  • Funny for the day . . .

    3/25/2015 4:23:49 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    Howdy, y'all!! I hope you all are well. For those who were asking yesterday, I go through phases of insomnia & have since I was a teen-ager. I suppose it's a hereditary thing. I get emails from my mom in the middle of the night sometimes. For years, I have had a before-bed ritual th... Read more

  • Pet sitting

    3/25/2015 4:06:33 AM, by ARNETTELEE

    Daughter is pet sitting this week. She walks two dogs and takes care of them along with a cat and some aquaponic fish. What this means is that we leave from work early, so I got to see our three grandkids today...yay. I also got to go walking witgh hubby. We took a leisurely walk for about 45 m... Read more