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  • I have been, again, struggling....

    5/5/2016 12:23:42 PM, by MISSCATY

    For the past few weeks, I just have not been able to do it. Just...not. May 2 was going to be THE DAY. Instead, I am celebrating Cinco de Mayo by beginning to be careful and stay within food guidelines...and move more. 3, 018 steps by 11:18. That is more than I did all day last Sunday. ... Read more

  • april review may goals

    5/5/2016 11:48:32 AM, by CANDOK1260

    For my BSG I am to Blog about my progress the past month and my. goals for this month. My goal for. My goal For April were 1 finished with 400 fitness min. what I did 2 change my eating habit eat more healthy-need to do more of this 3 drink at least 6 cup of water a day what I didn't do every... Read more

  • been to gym and heard from DS

    5/5/2016 10:24:39 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DS sent a text to his dad telling him that he and his wife are doing much better. I am not sure what has all happened. He is supposed to be in counseling and so is his wife. I do not ask questions. He acknowledged that he is coming to his HB later this month. Good sign that he rem... Read more

  • currently enjoying

    5/5/2016 9:07:38 AM, by FITBIZZZ

    Today I'm focusing on things I enjoy. And work. But mostly joy. Part of my enjoyment is food but food that makes me feel good. Sure, I love my sweets but they don't make me feel good and it surely doesn't help the waistline. My thoughts also include thinking about walking the canyon rim tonigh... Read more

  • 5/5/16 Action is the foundational key to all success. Pablo Picasso

    5/5/2016 8:39:39 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day It takes a great man to be a good listener. Calvin Coolidge Love Quote of the Day However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship. Francois de La Rochefoucauld Art Quote of the Day I paint with shapes. Alexander Calder Nature... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, May 5, 2016

    5/5/2016 5:22:56 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    May 5, 2016 WHY ME So many times we get bombarded with issues. We get sick. We get bills. We get angry. We wonder why this is happening to us. Everyone else seems to be doing fine but we have this enormous amount of problems. We wonder why me? We may never know why we have to deal with things i... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: May 5, 2016

    5/5/2016 5:07:14 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.” - Rainer Maria Rilke... Read more

  • Spark coach

    5/5/2016 4:42:54 AM, by MISSA526

    Name one or more things you like about you about your body. I like my butt, it's always perky πŸ˜‰. I like my hair it's always been there for me ❀. I like my sides it's the first place I lose weight πŸ˜ƒ!... Read more

  • That's about right . . .

    5/5/2016 4:08:49 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    246 How about you? Blessings to you!! 247 390... Read more

  • Thursday

    5/5/2016 4:05:30 AM, by JTREMBATH

    We actually got some rain this afternoon it was good to see but it did not last long but we also had a record high for this time of the year 23 deg celcius.... Read more

  • Wednesday's Words to Ponder

    5/5/2016 12:19:52 AM, by JUDY1676

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  • Grilled Chicken And Herb-Cheese Wraps

    5/5/2016 12:05:46 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am "wrapping" up my plans for dinner! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 carton (8 ounces) nonfat plain yogurt 1 Tbsp wasabi powder 4 flour tortillas (9-inch) 1/2 c garlic-and-herb-flavored cheese spread, softened Grilled Chicken Breasts (below), cut into ... Read more

  • The Mallards are back. This is the fourth time,they stayed over 2 hours

    5/4/2016 11:03:45 PM, by NORASPAT

    The Pair of Mallard have been in our pool 4 times. The cover is down in the middle so the water in the middle is not very taught so they have a deep middle pond and shallow sides. Today only the female would eat anything. The dogs were out so I took the dogs indoors. They were running aroun... Read more

  • Hump day

    5/4/2016 10:16:23 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    It's hump day...middle of the week. That means two more days of work! Happy sparking everyone!... Read more

  • Donating My Weight in Clothes

    5/4/2016 7:00:21 PM, by KALISWALKER

    The other day I gathered up all my clothes all and heaped them up then sorted through them - keep or donate. The main criteria was did it fit? Today as I was hanging up the keepers I weeded out a few I did not like. I put the donations into a huge tote and struggled to get it down the stairs. Then I... Read more

  • YIKE! Almost Forgot AGAIN! To Blog That IS!

    5/4/2016 6:42:56 PM, by GABY1948

    Checking in....and missed yesterday. DS2 did NOT make it up after all....more on that in a bit. But all is still bouncing along here as usual. BUT I DO still have a HUGE thing for VEGGIES. It is truly like an addiction...or rather, it IS an addiction to loving the FULL feeling in my tummy! ... Read more

  • Day 28- quiet day

    5/4/2016 6:05:26 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It was just a nice quiet day with the dog and me. Walked him this morning after coffee with my parents... since then he hasn't really been interested, so I have mostly been pedaling and reading while he has been snoozing in the recliner. Speaking of books... the two I was expecting to arrive via U... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for May 4:

    5/4/2016 3:10:06 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: God will answer our prayers if we believe, but first we must ask. Lord, I need the strength that only You can give. **Well, I think this needs a disclaimer. We need to be sure that our prayers are in His will.** Daily Scripture & Reflection: This is the confidence we hav... Read more

  • Don't let a little rain stop you

    5/4/2016 1:30:06 PM, by REGNUR617

    5 years ago a little rain would've been a great excuse to avoid exercise for me . I'm so excited Sunday we walked and got pretty dripping wet but it's ok. Clothes dry . Today at work I can't get too messy and still look decent so thank goodness for my umbrella just a little rain but I walked on brea... Read more

  • Again

    5/4/2016 9:56:38 AM, by ROSEPETAL205

    May 1, 2016 how many times have I said I was all in. Old habits die hard. Hope springs eternal. Yesterday I meet my calorie goal. Woohoo! That was May 3, 2016. It took two days to get on board. I have been having back spasms since Friday April 29, 2016. Haven't been out of the house. Today ... Read more

  • Lemon Ice

    5/4/2016 9:26:17 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I just went to the garden and picked some mint and lemons so...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 cups sugar 5 cups water 1-1/3 cups fresh lemon juice 2 Tbsps grated lemon zest mint leaves, for garnish Directions~ In a medium saucepan, ... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: May 4, 2016

    5/4/2016 8:38:42 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "She turned to the sunlight and shook her yellow head, and whispered to her neighbour: β€œWinter is dead.” - A.A. Milne... Read more

  • 5/4/16 I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed

    5/4/2016 8:27:13 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles is not a realist. David Ben-Gurion Love Quote of the Day You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. Barbara de Angelis Art Quote of the Day Art is anything you can get away with. Marshall Mc... Read more

  • Spark coach

    5/4/2016 8:06:33 AM, by MISSA526

    In the next 7 days I plan to exercise 4 days. It would be more but I have have a Dr appointment today and botox tomorrow for my migraines on Thursday which makes it hard to do much for 2-3 days.... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    5/4/2016 7:02:32 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    May 4, 2016 PREPARE FOR HARVEST This time of year many people have planted flowers. Many have put seeds in the ground for various type of fruits and vegetables. Plans were made long before now to get the ground ready for planting. There will be work to be done to ensure everything grows just ri... Read more

  • Daughter's birthday

    5/4/2016 4:58:54 AM, by ARNETTELEE

    Our baby daughter turned 33 today. We had a nice gathering to celebrate. Happy sparking!... Read more

  • Just for the record . . .

    5/4/2016 4:15:27 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    246 Blessings to you!! 247 390... Read more

  • Wednesday

    5/4/2016 3:55:35 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Had not a bad day today even though I had to go over to the other hospital as we had no list this morning then came back to do the list this afternoon still great weather.... Read more

  • Happy Anniversary to Obie's mom & dad!

    5/4/2016 3:30:33 AM, by OBIESMOM2

    first thing - DH & I have always had the toughest time remembering our anniversary! The year is easy (2000). One year, DH called me at work. When I answered the phone, he said "Happy anniversary!" I was confused for a minute...oh, yeah. I guess it is today. The only reason he remembered th... Read more

  • April goals met May goals to meet

    5/4/2016 12:05:23 AM, by ERCELLAJS

    41 Stayed within my calorie limit in April for 13 days. Hope to double that for May. I have lowered my calorie intake limit because I am not losing weight and I think for my life style 1200 to 1500 calories are too much for me so in May I am going to try 1000 to 1200. 4 Met my protein limit... Read more

  • Tuesday's Words to Ponder

    5/3/2016 10:06:50 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Day 27- Running errands and stuff

    5/3/2016 8:30:25 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I got up before my alarm... without Cooper's assistance... this morning, did my yoga, made ,y coffee, drove to my parents' house, drank my coffee, walked the dog and set off to run a month's worth of errands. First stop was the Credit Union. Got the transfers and withdrawals taken care of, then he... Read more

  • ~May goals~

    5/3/2016 8:21:40 PM, by -SUGARKISSES-

    Ten health goals to accomplish this month: 1. Go to the YMCA for swimming at least 3 times a week 2. Track my Food and exercise 3. Log into spark everyday and keep in contact with friends! 4. Read and Journal 5. Stay off the scale!!!!!!!!!!! (once a week only) 6. Use my... Read more

  • D - I - E - T

    5/3/2016 7:57:30 PM, by BETRHO48

    D - I - E - T It's a 4-letter word. It can stand for "Did I Eat That?" Most people think of a "diet" as a temporary thing that will come to an end at some point. When that end arrives, the person following the "diet" usually returns to former (unhealthy) eating habits. Doing so usually... Read more

  • A Weekend I'll Never Forget!

    5/3/2016 7:50:34 PM, by STEPH-KNEE

    https://youtu.be/uB54ZfxPvMI ^The clickable link didn't work but copying and pasting this one seems to work! Those are two of my favorite videos of the night! They aren't as clear uploaded as they are on my computer but what can you do?! PS. If you are bothered by drinking/alcohol don't watch... Read more

  • A day in May...

    5/3/2016 6:27:23 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    Moving right along with spring and all the pollen. I return to work without too much stress..I must say this medication keeps me calm and focused. I know what I need to do to accomplish what I want in this life. All the lying around in bed and pulling the covers over my shoulder and moaning and w... Read more

  • Enjoy Everyday!

    5/3/2016 6:05:31 PM, by BABY_GIRL69

    God bless & have a wonderful day! Love, Dee... Read more

  • After Senior College -NATURE CAME TO OUR BACK YARd, I fed the Mallards.

    5/3/2016 5:26:29 PM, by NORASPAT

    Yesterday we did have a great deal of heavy rain. We sure did this morning it was 50 degrees and a cold breeze. DH and I went to Senior college to hear about LAOS from PAT JONES. She went to LAOS and she showed us the highlights of her trip she has retired and now in the WORLD HERITAGE CENTER sh... Read more

  • WAKE UP AMERICA!!!

    5/3/2016 3:25:05 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    That's going to be my new motto as we go through this election season. Glenn... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for May 3:

    5/3/2016 3:00:32 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: Each morning gives us one more chance to pray, one more chance to help another and one more chance to make this a better world. Lord, thank you for working in and through everything. Daily Scripture & Reflection: May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace as you trust... Read more

  • Still here not moving

    5/3/2016 2:10:35 PM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    My feet were pretty good in the orthotics and I was able to dance they felt about 70%. Then I was stupid one day and thought my outfit looked silly with gym shoes, so I wore birkenstocks instead screwed my feet up again. UGH I went in and saw my podiatrist and sort of lied to him. I feel like his on... Read more

  • HELP!!!

    5/3/2016 1:56:06 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I'm caught up in the muck and mire of the campaign season, and it is the worst it has ever been. A leading candidate is just making harmful stuff up about the opposition. It is outrageous what he just blurted out there. And the outcome is starting to look inevitable. As those phony IRS calls say,"... Read more

  • HELP!!!

    5/3/2016 1:56:03 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I'm caught up in the muck and mire of the campaign season, and it is the worst it has ever been. A leading candidate is just making harmful stuff up about the opposition. It is outrageous what he just blurted out there. And the outcome is starting to look inevitable. As those phony IRS calls say,"... Read more

  • MAY!

    5/3/2016 1:24:38 PM, by MRSKATEDUVALL

    I finished April, with my Son's track meet. I am posting a picture, he threw the school record in Hammer, 125 feet. He then dropped me off at my hotel and hurried home for prom. I started my self care weekend. I started May with my big fitness event, Bloomsday, which is a 12 k community wal... Read more

  • clean schmean

    5/3/2016 1:11:27 PM, by FITBIZZZ

    Trying to get the gumption to do something about this hot mess... but it's the last day of the period and I have to get that stack of work done. And the stack continues onto the floor. This place is a mess. I always thought working at home would afford me the time to keep the house clean.... Read more

  • The San Diego Rock 'n Roll half marathon is a tiny bit over a month away!

    5/3/2016 1:00:07 PM, by LIZMVR

    I stepped on the scale in my basement on Sunday, and it read just over 170 pounds--that's the largest number I've ever seen for myself. (I'm short and that's way more than I should weigh.) I know I've gained weight through the fall and winter, and the snow that keeps falling in the Denver area, even... Read more

  • Maria Kondo Declutter Clothes - Done!

    5/3/2016 12:17:14 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Hubby built a wonderful walk in closet and it's finished now. Monday I did the Maria Kondo method of decluttering my clothes, where you gather your clothes together from ALL over the house. Next group like things together and quickly pick out the things to keep and get rid of the rest. Don't think a... Read more

  • Look Who Is A Whole Big 1 Year Old Today!!!

    5/3/2016 10:55:50 AM, by EDWARDS1411

    My littlest monkey is 1 yr. today - Happy Birthday Declan!!! "Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails, That's what little boys are made of." One Small (Grand)Son One small hand to hold in yours, One small face to smile, One wet kiss as he says "good-night" One small child.... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: May 3, 2016

    5/3/2016 10:16:44 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” - Margaret Atwood... Read more

  • Been to gym already & feeling good

    5/3/2016 8:57:59 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Slept well. Had a long talk with DH about handling stress better at work and with his health problems with his parents. We got word that MIL is having breathing problems. She has been home for a week. This is not a surprise. She does not have a health nurse visiting her or any soc... Read more

  • 5/3/16 If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.

    5/3/2016 8:06:10 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day The years teach much which the days never know. Ralph Waldo Emerson Love Quote of the Day Love is energy of life. Robert Browning Art Quote of the Day Every act of creation is first an act of destruction. Pablo Picasso Nature Quote of the D... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    5/3/2016 6:23:25 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    May 3, 2016 HELPING OTHERS How many opportunities have passed us by to help others because we were too busy? Because we had other plans? Because we didn't notice they needed help? God puts us in places where there are needs. There are people all around us in need. They may need a kind word. The... Read more

  • biopsy

    5/3/2016 6:19:11 AM, by SMIDGON

    Johns biopsy is next week. We got a call from our youngest late afternoon yesterday Hubby's B-i -L passed away. He was near 80 (same age as hubby). He had had a stroke on tuesday. About 20yrs. Ago he had had one that left him partially paralyzed. That is the third death in hubby's fa... Read more

  • Monday

    5/3/2016 4:59:05 AM, by ARNETTELEE

    A busy day today at work. Time went by quickly. Have a great night!... Read more

  • SparkPeople TV

    5/3/2016 4:13:43 AM, by AKELAZ

    I'm ashamed to say that I have only just become aware of SparkPeople TV. Silly Me! Dunno how I missed it 24 But now I've found it all my work out problems seem to be solved at least for the moment 104 I'm very happy to choose one or two items each day - particularly the yoga videos - and they're... Read more

  • ::Gasp!::

    5/3/2016 4:11:54 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    246 Make it a great day, SparkFriends!! Blessings to you!! 247 390... Read more

  • Tuesday

    5/3/2016 2:54:52 AM, by JTREMBATH

    They tell us our weather is going to be great for the month of May I love it we both hate the winter months.... Read more

  • Cauliflower Vinaigrette

    5/3/2016 12:24:59 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Nothing like homemade! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 medium head cauliflower 2 cups white wine vinegar 1 clove garlic, minced 1 Tbsp chopped fresh basil 4 Tbsps olive oil 1 tsp chopped chives 1 tsp chopped parsley 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp crushed bl... Read more

  • Monday's Words to Ponder

    5/2/2016 11:32:44 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • WooHoo, I think I can sleep all day if I go back to bed.

    5/2/2016 11:18:30 PM, by NORASPAT

    I am sleeping so much I do not feel hungry. I wake up with no appetite and I think I will have to just go to bed earlier. Our house these days have people who work all day and after hours. Someone said to use white noise. We had to move our freezer to our bedroom and I think the freezer stops runnin... Read more

  • 5/2/16 O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive! Walter Scott

    5/2/2016 10:47:10 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun. Katharine Hepburn Love Quote of the Day It is impossible to love and to be wise. Francis Bacon Art Quote of the Day No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be ... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for May 2:

    5/2/2016 6:53:25 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: When you feel down, look up. Lord, at all times and in the midst of all that is happening, You are there comforting, healing, and bringing peace to my life. Daily Scripture & Reflection: Bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, if any man has a complaint against... Read more

  • Gotta Keep the Streak Going This Time....It Really Does Help

    5/2/2016 6:50:00 PM, by GABY1948

    THANK you all so much for the comments on the Resistant Starch and MOST of the comments agreed with my take on it...it's NOT for me. But probably, as not all things work for each of us, it does work for some. And, with my addictive personality I certainly understand that! There are a LOT of thing... Read more

  • the bottom fell out

    5/2/2016 6:08:03 PM, by FITBIZZZ

    Just got the boy, the dog, and myself out the door for a 2 mile walk. Last week really got away from me. Westley was busy with climbing practice and a comp over the weekend. I had to go to Atlanta to exchange work and I had end of month deadlines where I worked with any little extra time I had. West... Read more

  • Day 26- Doctor's appointment

    5/2/2016 5:48:24 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It was raining hard when I woke up this morning, but it started tapering off as I did my morning yoga, and was only drizzling by the time my coffee was ready and I was ready to head out to my parents' house. I still had to drag Cooper out of the building... he is SUCH a sissy about the rain. LOL! ... Read more

  • Packed Lunch Review 5/2/16

    5/2/2016 4:42:56 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Happy Monday SP Friends, Well I had high hopes for food prep this weekend and I ended up spending hours working on a difficult as heck puzzle with the kids instead...fun but not helpful in being prepared for this week! 198 Today for lunch I brought leftover meatloaf and broccoli casserol... Read more

  • The Weekend - Thinking about Running!

    5/2/2016 3:48:59 PM, by NHES220

    So, one week post half marathon. I did go for a 3.4 mile Pub Run with the running store on Monday evening. On Thursday, I went to my HIIT class and had a great workout. I have been trying to do military push-ups daily - my best was 22. But other than some walks and some yard work, I've mostly been t... Read more

  • Sleep and swimsuit fatigue

    5/2/2016 3:22:55 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    My sleep challenge has got off to a slow start. After beginning early, I've had two anomalous nights. On one, we had guests which made for a long night, didn't get to bed until late and the wine I drank made for a less than optimal sleep. Then last night I made an exception to watch a rerun of the f... Read more

  • Day 1604: Bonjour from Paris!

    5/2/2016 2:57:28 PM, by BOBCATGIRL76

    Just a quick update of our trip so far! I plan to post a big blog with all my pictures once I'm back but just wanted to check in real quick! Love you all!... Read more

  • A Day Off From Life

    5/2/2016 12:46:56 PM, by KALISWALKER

    It a beautiful spring day and I am sitting in a quiet tidy house taking the day off. Everyone is out and I have a few hours to myself, it feels like a day off from life. I will get caught up on some paperwork, do some OA work, make some appointments, declutter my clothes and walk the dogs to the duc... Read more

  • Breakfast Calzone

    5/2/2016 9:37:06 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Have you had breakfast yet? Well then...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 pound bulk sweet sausage 1 pound bulk hot sausage 1 large green bell pepper, chopped 1 large red bell pepper, chopped 1 large yellow onion, chopped 10 eggs, scrambled 2 loaves fro... Read more

  • Stress

    5/2/2016 9:21:05 AM, by MOMMA_BEAR_69

    There is so much you can do about stress! Stress can only claim all your attention if you let it. Instead you can set it aside for a little while, postpone it indefinitely or outright ignore it. Or you can always shrink it by instantly by shifting your focus on what's definitely bigger: Life's ... Read more

  • Fatsplaining, It's a thing

    5/2/2016 8:19:32 AM, by JANEMITCHELL12

    You may have heard of mansplaining, coined when a woman at a party had a man authoritatively explain to her the details of a book. Despite the woman stating several times that she had written it! It's the same for us fat people. On social media, friends and family; people explain to us that we ... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: May 2, 2016

    5/2/2016 8:07:56 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” - Joseph Campbell... Read more

  • The Flying Pig and a Row of Ducks!

    5/2/2016 7:58:43 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    My legs, ankles, and feet have had a workout over the weekend. DD and I worked the Flying Pig 5K. We stood at one of the corners and cheered people on as they turned at our corner. You could tell they really appreciated it. I know when I did my 5K years ago, I really appreciated the people cheer... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Monday, May 2, 2016

    5/2/2016 6:26:04 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    May 2, 2016 WHICH PATH TO TAKE Ever wondered how life may have been different if something would have happened at a different time or we made different choices? Maybe after graduation from high school or accepting a certain job. Or the people we chose to spend the rest of our lives with or cert... Read more

  • Ruh roh!!

    5/2/2016 4:03:04 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    334 Blessings to you!! 247 390... Read more

  • MONDAY

    5/2/2016 3:06:49 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Another fine day They say our temperatures are high for this time of the year it is still like Summer temperatures other than being cooler in the morning.... Read more

  • Sunday's Words to Ponder

    5/1/2016 11:54:12 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • SLEEP! I am trying to find better sleep. Tracking food and exercise is good. Sleep is too few hours.

    5/1/2016 10:46:17 PM, by NORASPAT

    I AM READING AGAIN ABOUT SLEEP FROM SPARK ARTICLES. I make certain that I measure and portion my food. I do a lot of exercise, not as much as I can but I cannot get better SLEEP. I cannot do Strength Training with 2 pending surgeries my left wrist and my knee. I walk as long as I can but kne... Read more

  • Bridal shower today

    5/1/2016 10:41:03 PM, by KPETSCHE

    Happy May Day! I sort of forgot that today was May Day. We used to deliver May baskets to friends and neighbors when we were young. Did anyone else remember doing this? Today was also one of my nephew's birthday. He turned 19 - same age (basically) as my youngest son, who turns 19 on Au... Read more

  • May goals & Sunday playlist

    5/1/2016 9:51:32 PM, by OBIESMOM2

    I liked the way my Spark friend, VEG_GIRL04, did her blogs for April, so I'm going to try that for May and see how it goes. I have seen the power of written goals work for me in the past! so my goals for May: 6 blogs for the month - there are 6 Sundays in May, so that should be doable 3 s... Read more

  • STREAK? And One Last Resistant Starch Blog

    5/1/2016 9:40:32 PM, by GABY1948

    Yes, I can't believe it! I actually worried that I wouldn't get a blog in today. This was a dreadful day...do you ever have those..that the bad things NEVER seem to end in it? TODAY was that day here! John is still downstairs working on a shut-off valve in the basement that will NOT shut off. H... Read more

  • A beautiful day

    5/1/2016 8:50:31 PM, by GOANNA2

    I hope this beautiful link works for everybody. Have a happy May. https://www.youtube.com/embed/
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  • Kerikeri continued

    5/1/2016 7:23:42 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Last holiday blog was our first day at Kerikeri on the beginning of our northern holiday. The next day, in the warm rain, we visited the Kerikeri Mission Station. It was established just a few years after the Napoleonic Wars, in 1819. The station was established by the Church Missi... Read more

  • Sunny day today

    5/1/2016 7:22:30 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    The weather's always nicer on Sundays; however, our laundry day is Saturday. Oh well. Happy sparking everyone!... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for May 1:

    5/1/2016 6:30:25 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: Through the power of God within me, I am stronger than any of my circumstances. Lord, I seek, I knock and I ask and You are always there and ready to give me the miracles that I need. Daily Scripture & Reflection: In the day of my trouble I call upon You, for You answer me... Read more

  • Day 25- foggy day

    5/1/2016 5:59:18 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It was a damp and foggy day, so Cooper is uninterested in walking, but I got him out for a walk this morning before the drizzle started. I got a good start on the day. Got up early. Did my yoga. Went for a run. Went to my parents' house with my coffee and my dog. And then the rest of my day un... Read more

  • Decluttering & Kali's Cinco de Mayo Birthday Party Ole!

    5/1/2016 5:07:15 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I need time to plan my month so I can keep up the momentum of getting our house in order, finish unpacking and hanging pictures, get ready for Kali's 12th birthday. We will have a few select friends and family invited for Kali's special day. We will do our fumbling best Canadian version of Mexican f... Read more

  • May 1st. Day 1 of the 30 day Challenge

    5/1/2016 4:59:49 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    Weight 288.5 Breakfast. 2 slices light whole wheat bread 1/2 avocado Lunch 2 c spinach 1/2 lemon. 1 pear 2 celery stalks and a peeled cucumber blended... Read more

  • Gained a pound :(

    5/1/2016 3:16:07 PM, by REGNUR617

    I had hoped being away from home and depending on my daughter for grocery store trips would keep me away from unhealthy food choices but it didn't . I still made bad food choices ... Read more

  • My work

    5/1/2016 2:50:11 PM, by GARDENCHRIS

    As most of you know I work at a State agency administering CDL truckers. On any day I deal with all kinds of crazy. It does not help when you have an out of control manager. The great news Friday....he was demoted and transferred out of my section. Him and I butt head pretty much the who... Read more

  • 5/1/16 There is nothing impossible to him who will try. Alexander the Great

    5/1/2016 12:16:41 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Leap, and the net will appear. John Burroughs Love Quote of the Day I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people. Vincent Van Gogh Art Quote of the Day Art is not living. It is the use of living. Audre Lorde Nature Qu... Read more

  • SP is sending tracking information

    5/1/2016 11:45:26 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    I have noticed messages saying that the information from my id is going to advertisers. I never saw the messages before.... Read more

  • Doing it again

    5/1/2016 10:46:48 AM, by GOLDIEFOXX

    A few years back I hit 92 lbs lost.. After that point a lot of things in my life turned upside down.. My classroom closed, my ex husband got remarried, my sister moved several states away, my mom had a heart attack/open heart surgery... Just to name a few! I also went off of my weight loss meds an... Read more

  • Red Cabbage Slaw With Raisins

    5/1/2016 10:19:26 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Cabbage and raisins and almonds oh my! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 large red cabbage, shredded 1 c raisins Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 c sour cream 2 Tbsps white wine vinegar 1/2 c slivered almonds, toasted Directions~ ... Read more

  • Growing smaller for my Family!

    5/1/2016 9:06:23 AM, by BUTTERFLYER246

    We all know why we SHOULD lose weight. However, that doesn't mean we have personally found our "why". I worked hard to lose 20lbs before finally getting pregnant for my first. Then I had unlimited time, more money to spend on "diet and exercise" items, and could go to the gym or exercise wheneve... Read more