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  • Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 24:

    4/24/2015 9:55:59 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: Home should be the happiest place to be. Fill it with love, laughter and good conversation. Lord, give us Your peace and teach us to share it. Daily Scripture & Reflection: I stretch out my hands to thee; my soul thirsts for thee like a parched land. Psalm 143:6 A Tim... Read more

  • Spangle's Life Is Hard Food Is Easy, Chapter 2, Put Food in Its Place

    4/24/2015 9:40:46 PM, by BETRHO48

    Chapter two - Put Food in Its Place Define our approach on determining we’ll eat for only two reasons: fuel the body and to appreciate flavors. Any other reason than that is probably emotional eating. 1. Don’t skip meals: what is your plan to ensure you are/stay properly fueled. ... Read more

  • Friday's Words to Ponder

    4/24/2015 9:39:46 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Off :(

    4/24/2015 9:38:29 PM, by JOE_ANNE2

    Yes, I've been feeling off, unhealthy, unbalanced. I had a HIDA scan this past Tuesday and it showed my gallbladder as having 11% function. So I am being scheduled to have it removed sometime in the next month. At first my primary doctor thought it might be an ulcer but since going to a Gastroente... Read more

  • What Song Are You?

    4/24/2015 8:39:53 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Take the test en.what-character-are-you.com/
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    =trafficcheck Mine - "Happy" by Pharrell Williams! You are a real optimist through and through. You always manage to see the glass half-full and ... Read more

  • 24 days and struggling

    4/24/2015 7:37:08 PM, by KAREN_72

    I don't have much time for this entry. I have two final exams this coming up Thursday and I have to make myself scarce if I want to do well. . It's close to menses. OMG, I could eat myself out of a house and home. My will power goes out the window. I know why. Poor planning. It happens every singl... Read more

  • Book Club is online!

    4/24/2015 7:26:41 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    The book club I was talking about yesterday is online. The book the lady picked is called The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking by Oliver Burkeman. It looks interesting. I work tomorrow so if I get out early I can pick up the book at the library otherwise I will hav... Read more

  • Another set-back

    4/24/2015 6:59:23 PM, by LKWQUILTER

    I thought once my foot/toes healed I would be ready to get back in the swing of things, doing what/how I wanted--knowing I would have to slowly build up to my previous ability but now I have done something to my hip and it hurts 10 X's worse than my foot ever hurt. I haven't found any movement that... Read more

  • Calm day...

    4/24/2015 6:40:56 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Most of the day it was just me and my dog. I took him for a long walk this morning... about 9 miles. Then we cuddled for a while after I ate lunch. It has been a while since I have spent a day enjoying being alone with my dog. I didn't go see mom today, but my dad and both of my brothers went to... Read more

  • Getting more flexible every day

    4/24/2015 4:43:24 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    Physical therapy is making a difference. It is very hard at the time, but the benefits very much outweigh the discomfort. When I first came home, ordinary things such as getting in and out of bed were challenging. Now, for the most part, such movements are no big deal. Getting in and out of the... Read more

  • April 24, 2015: Our Words/Thoughts

    4/24/2015 4:15:41 PM, by TEXASGIDGET

    So I was watching CSI: Cyber episode called “URL, Interrupted” which is about a girl being cyberbullied and Peter MacNicol’s character (Simon Sifter) was talking to his son about participating in cyberbulling. His character said “Your words hurt this girl. Words have consequences.” Hone... Read more

  • Found out today more about my sister

    4/24/2015 3:12:54 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; My niece called me and said my sister is doing worse. they did a cat scan - and found out she has rectal cancer too. The doctor is coming in weekly and the nursing staff is giving her meds so she sleeps. She was not sleeping at all. My niece says the end is near. My siblings a... Read more

  • Camp WannaBeFit Bingo

    4/24/2015 12:11:30 PM, by GLASSART43

    Here are my pics: My daily walk takes me past an amazing rose garden. We live a 5 minute walk away from this stream. My cool bugs are the silkworms I babysat last week-end! I draw in glass - something for Spring. ... Read more

  • Day 1239- Ready For the Weekend...And Our New Foster Dog!

    4/24/2015 12:03:18 PM, by BOBCATGIRL76

    Day 114 of 2015: Weight: 180.6 Total Calories Burned This Week: 702+502+570=1774 248 Total Calories Burned This Year: 38,189 Last night at our soccer game, we were too tired and lost. But I did score! And my mom was there to see it so that was nice. I also wore a dress to wor... Read more

  • Friday - Week Recap

    4/24/2015 11:01:22 AM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Wow I'm glad its Friday this week. The week has seemed really hectic and long and I'm looking forward to watching American Idol on DVR with a substantial glass of wine in my comfy clothes tonight 224 Today was my official weigh in day and since I did better yesterday than I thought I would be... Read more

  • Healthy Overnight Oats With Chia

    4/24/2015 9:37:33 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Did you have that very important meal of the day? Well if you did, there's always tomorrow! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 c rolled oats 1 c milk (non-fat or whole) 1 Tbsp chia seeds 2 tpsps agave nectar or honey Fresh fruit, for serving Directio... Read more

  • Road trip!!

    4/24/2015 8:00:25 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    It was so nice to sleep in this morning. Yay!! 334 We're headed for a road trip to the mountains of Virginia for a bit. No blog for a while. Keep on Sparkin', y'all!!! Blessings to you!! 247 390... Read more

  • I can do it!

    4/24/2015 7:57:41 AM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    I got close the other day with 29 minutes; but today was the first time in a long time I reached the 30 minute mark for the days exercise. Another one of those - it might look small, but it feels massive - achievements that I'm celebrating! One day at a time 521 There is something specia... Read more

  • 4/24/15

    4/24/2015 7:45:48 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    be the best type of person that you can be be a kind as you can be remember that we do not know what the other person is dealing with they may just need the kind words or the smile have a blessed day ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, April 24, 2015

    4/24/2015 7:38:07 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    April 24, 2015 GOD’S PROMISES It seems there is always something to be done. We have chores around the house. We have things to do to keep our body healthy. We have bills to pay. We have groceries to buy. Then there is the work we do and the responsibilities we have outside the home. There i... Read more

  • 26 days to goal

    4/24/2015 7:16:51 AM, by CIZRATH

    Officially lost a pound. Now for the weekend. I'm finding if I state my intention in this blog, I'm more likely to follow through. See if that observation will work for the weekend. I am going to yoga this afternoon, no excuses. Commited to not to seeing that lost pound return on Monday morning... Read more

  • Who is 'green'?

    4/24/2015 7:13:16 AM, by GOANNA2

    Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment. The woman apologized to the young girl and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days." T... Read more

  • ANZAC DAY - 100 years - 25/4/2015

    4/24/2015 4:42:47 AM, by EMMABE1

    Tomorrow is ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand – Observed on 25 April each year, Anzac Day commemorates the landing of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) at Gallipoli, Turkey, during World War I in 1915. It is also the day that we remember the bravery of all our forces – thro... Read more

  • Getting a Lot Done

    4/24/2015 2:09:00 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Booking the cruise was an impulsive thing to do (glad we did it) so I have a number of things to get done in the next few days. I have things to complete and some spring cleaning to complete and a suitcase to pack. I found out there is laundry available on the ship so I am happy. I had a ligh... Read more

  • #100DaysOfGoodDecisions Day #2

    4/23/2015 11:00:49 PM, by LTTLREDCORVETTE

    Today was a really, REALLY busy day of chores. Unloading suitcases from the trip, cooking, doing a million loads of laundry, tidying in general. Good things I did today: ~ sign up for my new healthcare plan for 2015/2016 ~ go to Zumba class ~ bake healthy muffins for snacks for the weekend... Read more

  • not much new

    4/23/2015 10:59:27 PM, by -RESAMARIE

    Working on my research is a bit stressful.... Read more

  • Thursday's Words to Ponder

    4/23/2015 10:50:25 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Hi there, our son was able to add all the updates.

    4/23/2015 10:41:03 PM, by NORASPAT

    We were able to get the water up and it is drying very well. We do have basement entries and so it dried well. I have not been able to do much on the computer. Son our had and so far so good. DH spent the night on the recliner and I have to say I bought OTC and I had used it a lot. It wa... Read more

  • One day at a time ... enjoy today!

    4/23/2015 10:34:47 PM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    I had a thought pop into my mind just now, actually a phrase I know well ... have heard many times, and still need to work on and that is to take one day at a time. It actually ties in with what I was thinking about last night as well which is how much time I waste each day on worry. ... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 23:

    4/23/2015 10:23:34 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: Don't worry about tomorrow because God is already taking care of it. Lord, help me set aside needless worry and anxiety so that I have time to do all that I need to do today. Daily Scripture & Reflection: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 1... Read more

  • Day 40... Doing things one step at a time.

    4/23/2015 10:02:31 PM, by ALLEYANDME

    It's amazing how much stuff you can get accomplished when you start doing things one step at a time!! It's overcast today, so I am in a melodramatic mood today. But in spite of that I still got some things done today. Last night I achieved a goal I set for myself, I walked on the treadmill for 2 ... Read more

  • Day 98

    4/23/2015 9:04:08 PM, by SHAWFAN

    ....And still plugging away. Thank you all for the comments on my blog yestrrday. I was feeling frustrated at the scale and at myself. I have to rethink some of what I'm doing. Yes, I'm working out more. Yes, for the most part, I'm watching what I eat. I have times though when I'm seriously st... Read more

  • People make me giggle...

    4/23/2015 8:49:43 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    After a very sober month so far, I have caught a case of the giggles the past couple of days, even though the weather sucks, and people around me are grumpy. It snowed last night... and it is supposed to snow again tonight. I have taken this opportunity to observe how people dress for the weather,... Read more

  • Life is going GREAT! I'm REIGNITED!New/old goals=April'sThemeREFOCUS
    !

    4/23/2015 8:25:45 PM, by SPARKLINGME176

    250 I'm feeling pretty good about my new "re-start" with updated goals 104 . I've printed them on the prettiest fairy paper I have. I have hung up the pretty skirt that I want to fit into, by a wedding for my Fairy God Daughter, Aug. 9 & just reignited myself. I work better for reaching a goal... Read more

  • Busy!

    4/23/2015 8:16:45 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    My mom was released from the hospital yesterday and I missed a day of work because of all of that. My boss was understanding thank goodness. My mom is getting a colonoscopy on Wednesday and I have to drive her home from it and hopefully my brother can take her to it. I have my weigh in tomorr... Read more

  • Thursday

    4/23/2015 7:17:40 PM, by GABY1948

    Thanks for letting me vent yesterday, as usual I got so many kind responses and I didn't even end up having to call ANYONE. John had all the Medicare and Aetna insurance confirmation sheets....SO, I didn't have to vent after all. But 304 all for your kind and helpful comments. Probably a LOT... Read more

  • something to ponder

    4/23/2015 6:36:35 PM, by OBIESMOM2

    I've been working on a project that involves a LOT of reading. Not a problem for me...I love to read. this quote from Marc Levy has stayed with me since I read it a few days ago: If you want to know the value of one year, just ask a student who failed a course. If you want to know the valu... Read more

  • 27 days to goal

    4/23/2015 6:33:39 PM, by CIZRATH

    Trying not to weigh in everyday, but I knew this morning would be a good scale day. (low on the calories, salt, and extras yesterday) So I did and it was a good number, at my recent minumum. Off to the gym for strength training. I am committing to not eating when I get home. A good cup of tea a... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 04/23/2015

    4/23/2015 6:10:44 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    Matthew 6:24 New International Version No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money. King James Version No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, ... Read more

  • Yah! Friday+

    4/23/2015 2:40:28 PM, by JTREMBATH

    We have another long weekend this week with ANZAC day tomorrow we now get an extra day off on Monday the government stopped it a few years ago if it fell on the weekend that was it we never got an extra day now they have given it back, hooray.... Read more

  • Do You Talk To Yourself?

    4/23/2015 1:07:39 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I do. And I've been doing it a lot more lately. I talk myself into getting out of bed to work out, out of eating something I shouldn't, into drinking more water, and so on. Sometimes my brain wins and sometimes it doesn't. Today I refused to get out of bed. My muscles were sore in weird places ... Read more

  • Thursday

    4/23/2015 12:57:15 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    Hubby has appointment in Lihue today so we get to go to lunch!! Happy Thursday, fellow sparkers!... Read more

  • Monday, pain, and needed rest

    4/23/2015 12:11:17 PM, by CASEYSAUER

    So Monday has come and gone. I woke up Monday morning with a pain in my sacrum area. I have had this many times before. I know it is just inflammation but if I don't take care of it, it could and would turn into a very bad injury. So, I managed to make it through the two class of yoga that I had... Read more

  • hopeful

    4/23/2015 10:49:02 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    i have not had a 5 dollar bill since feb,as my assistance from the state and government is pending!!!! i cant pay my rent ,get meds or buy my own toilet paper.its so degrading to me and my family says oh dont whine!!!! like geeeze,i just want to die.How can i make myself want to live under these cir... Read more

  • Day 64 - Blessings!

    4/23/2015 10:16:15 AM, by CINDYSUNFLOWER

    Thursday Gratitude! 1. My husband had knee replacement surgery on April 7th and he is doing really well….thank you! 2. He goes to Physical Therapy 3 times a week and has a wonderful physical therapist! 3. I am so glad that I am retired and can help him during this recovery! 4. I con... Read more

  • update on neurotomy, and other issues

    4/23/2015 10:00:56 AM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    neurotomy, x-ray, transportation switched w/o my permission or knowledge... Read more

  • angry

    4/23/2015 9:54:46 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    The Real Me : I am feeling angry and full of rage this morning.Now that I left my abuser no one in the real world outside of these groups wants to hear my Voice now that I got me back!!!!! Not even my therapist! Everyone wants me to pretend I'm just okay now and happy and tells me i should just let ... Read more

  • pushing my self too hard....

    4/23/2015 9:42:12 AM, by IAMBIZI

    How does one determine max heart rate? It took me a long time to get it back to 100. This is how I know that I am not in good shape. I have to remember I am a beginner and it takes a while to get in shape. I sweat a lot but last night did not sweat as much. I have gone up to 160. It was 154 la... Read more

  • The Good Wife's Guide: 1950s

    4/23/2015 9:19:36 AM, by GOANNA2

    1. Have dinner ready: Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal - on time. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him, and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospects of a good meal are part of the ... Read more

  • Succotash Soup

    4/23/2015 8:59:35 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Soup's on, dinnner at 6pm sharp! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 10-oz. bag frozen lima beans 1 c water 2 14.5-oz. cans of chicken broth 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil or olive oil 1 c chopped onion 3/4 c chopped red bell pepper 1/2 c chopped celery 3/4 c chopped ... Read more

  • Sugar? Gluten? Low Carb? Low Fat? What Do I Eat?

    4/23/2015 8:43:04 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Okay, I subscribe to what I call the ADDITION DIET. I add things in, not take them away. Taking away leads to deprivation. Truthfully, Paleo, low carb, gluten free, sugar free... all of you can do this. Find healthy new fresh fruits and vegetables and ADD them into your menu. Find healt... Read more

  • just got back from the gym

    4/23/2015 8:28:07 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I really do miss the gym when I am not able to go. I always find another way to exercise, but I have gotten very attached to my routine. I can tell that I am more fit than I was just a few months ago. 247 I am eating clean and sleeping much better than last week. 243 I am feelin... Read more

  • 4/23/15

    4/23/2015 7:46:07 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    May your day be filled with kindness towards others and for you also have a blessed day... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, April 23, 2015

    4/23/2015 6:55:27 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    April 23, 2015 BLESSINGS THROUGH HARD TIMES When we have hard times and aren’t quite sure how we are going to get through those hard times, we can always turn to God. He can give us comfort and peace about the situation. He can replace our worry and or fear with hope when we put our trust in ... Read more

  • Hump day

    4/23/2015 4:26:26 AM, by ARNETTELEE

    Today is Administrative Professionals Day, formerly Secretaries Day. We were treated to a fine dining experience in appreciation for what we do at the College. It was a very nice affair. All of the clerical/secretarial staff and maintenance staff were treated to this lunch. Happy sparking!... Read more

  • Has this ever happened to you?

    4/23/2015 4:22:30 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    246 All.The.Time! Yesterday was a much better day at work. I am an Administrative Professional, so I was showered with appreciation & gifts. 30 Today is my last day at work for a bit . . . I'm headed for vacation tomorrow. 244 334 Keep smiling, y'all!! 334 Bles... Read more

  • #100DaysOfGoodDecisions Day #1

    4/23/2015 12:38:44 AM, by LTTLREDCORVETTE

    Well, my race is over. Our vacation to California has come and gone. And now, it's time to get back on track and get serious about getting into the shape I want to be. If you have read my blog before, you've seen my #100DaysOfWorkouts. After 3 bouts of that (well, 2.5, that middle round got a l... Read more

  • JOKES GALORE

    4/23/2015 12:37:55 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    Serious Golf... The minister drove into a sand trap. He picked up his golf club, broke it but didn't say a word. Then he picked up the golf bag and tore it to shreds but didn't say a word. He then took out all the golf balls and flung them into the woods but did not say one word. ... Read more

  • Day 39..... One of those days....

    4/22/2015 11:30:48 PM, by ALLEYANDME

    It's been cloudy here all day, and I am the kind of girl that gets affected by the weather. So I layed on my couch this afternoon and got my moneys worth for Netflix for the month.... And I did some more sewing on my quilt ...This morning I met my friend at the gym to show her how some of the ma... Read more

  • Neurologist and saying goodbye...

    4/22/2015 11:05:41 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I knew I would be gone all afternoon at the neurologist's office, so I made sure I took Cooper for a 7 mile walk this morning. He was happy about it too. At the neurologist's office he did the occipital nerve block injections, and gave me a prescription for PT. There is a PT office right down the... Read more

  • Need Help!

    4/22/2015 10:55:40 PM, by -RESAMARIE

    I gained 5 pounds and I am disgusted. Although. I eat lots of veggies and whole grains I pick at night. If I eat a lean meal I am so hungry! Any advice?... Read more

  • Wednesday's Words to Ponder

    4/22/2015 10:46:23 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • My Daily Bible Verse 04/22/2015

    4/22/2015 10:41:21 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    1 John 4:1 New International Version Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. King James Version Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: ... Read more

  • Stop and Consider

    4/22/2015 10:37:32 PM, by BETRHO48

    Here are some of Paul's words written to the church at Corinth: "One thing I do: forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead, I pursue my goal the prize promised by God's heavenly call in Christ Jesus." ~ Philippians 3:13-14 ~... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday

    4/22/2015 9:42:11 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015 ... Read more

  • Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda...

    4/22/2015 9:25:51 PM, by STEPH-KNEE

    This weight chart has been on my mind lately, and not in a good way. Here is the weight chart that starts when I hit Onederland at the end of July, 2013, until the beginning of April. What is plaguing me is this: I hit Onederland at the end of July 2013, and here I am, April of 2015 around t... Read more

  • Day 97

    4/22/2015 9:07:10 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Today was my Thursday. I'm so glad that my work week is almost over. Tomorrow being my Friday will certainly be busy, but I'm going to try to get my desk as cleared off as possible so there will be less to come back to come Monday morning. Let's hope anyway. I did take my walk this morning for ... Read more

  • A Must See Story...

    4/22/2015 8:58:11 PM, by IMIN2GENES

    This is really worth watching. Not just the main news story; but watch the video the trainer put together. Very powerful! www.aol.com/article/2015/04/
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  • New beginnings

    4/22/2015 8:28:46 PM, by JENNA54

    I fell off the Spark wagon about 16 months ago after my Mum died. I went into a bit of a downward spiral and lost my way. I wouldn’t say I was depressed, just a bit lost for a while, as I made the natural readjustments one has to, after losing someone you love. I lost weight simply because I di... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 22:

    4/22/2015 7:47:18 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: Take today and make it beautiful. Lord, my life is no accident and neither is how I live it. Help me to fill it with smiles. Daily Scripture & Reflection: God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. Genesis 1:31 A Time to Think: Those who contemplate the bea... Read more

  • trash

    4/22/2015 7:08:20 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    feeling frustrated: this is really bothering me so i need advise please.I live with my landlady and she does my trash.she only has a trashcan in the kitchen very small like the bathroom kind!!!I have that much trash to fill it ever two days and every time i want to throw out my trash it is full,I ... Read more

  • Countdown 28 days to go

    4/22/2015 6:44:25 PM, by CIZRATH

    Worked more hours than usual so did not get in my steps yesterday and skipped Wednesday yoga today. Without excercising, I need to be even more careful with my meals. So far so good. Fitbit is only at 3000 steps right now. I feel like just relaxing and watching TV. I need to take a walk instead... Read more

  • Feeling optimistic & the times, they are a'changing!

    4/22/2015 6:08:34 PM, by COFFEYANGEL

    Feeling really good right now! Still losing weight, albeit more slowly than I'd like, but still...losing is good! Biopsy results were negative, blood-work was fine & I am a week & a half in to stepping down one of my mast cell meds & doing okay! I am SO excited to be dropping down the big... Read more

  • my story

    4/22/2015 4:04:30 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    I've been writing again for the past couple of days and I realized something so simple today that I can't believe that I didn't realize before....every time I kept silent about what he did to me and kept his secrets for him it gave him power over me. He fed on it and became bigger and bigger until h... Read more

  • Simply

    4/22/2015 3:22:25 PM, by IYA_EKUNDAYO

    I have been writing, but late at night in my journal. I usually write here (in my blog space) but I have, evidently, not been managing my time well because I never have enough of it lately...something I am working on (time management). anyway, I posted a little reminder blog I wrote last year ... Read more

  • back...again

    4/22/2015 3:20:42 PM, by BEANIEWEENS

    I am pretty ashamed, but I have been gone for months. This website just slipped my mind. School got a little crazy...... Read more

  • Earth Day. Love Her Every Day.

    4/22/2015 3:03:36 PM, by IYA_EKUNDAYO

    Today our Nation recognizes the beautiful Earth we live upon and use daily. She brings us so much life that many of us tend to take for granted each day. Let today bring you back into awareness if you have forgotten, all the ways in which she provides for you so endlessly, day in and day out. Tak... Read more

  • Complex Partial Seizure

    4/22/2015 2:57:10 PM, by PARKSCANADA

    Last night was the first time I had ever heard of a complex partial seizure. The paramedics and the doctor used that term to describe the seizures my 18 year old son had last night. Got home from the hospital about 2:30AM - had McDonalds. Sometimes it just doesn't matter one fudge what you eat, i... Read more

  • THURSDAY

    4/22/2015 2:50:58 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Another busy day today but it still not cold even though we are nearly half way through Autumn so it won't be long and I suppose we will be complaining it is cold, so will enjoy the warm weather while it lasts.... Read more

  • Day 1237- It's Not Just Me

    4/22/2015 1:41:47 PM, by BOBCATGIRL76

    Day 112 of 2015: Weight: 182.8 Total Calories Burned This Week: 702+502=1204 Total Calories Burned This Year: 37,619 Last night during my soccer game, I was body checked into the wall by a 40+ year old goalie, who I believe was not happy that I had scored on him earlier. He was card... Read more

  • Escape Artist

    4/22/2015 1:29:57 PM, by ILOVEMALI

    Front door blew open. Bowie escaped. How I found this out yesterday was a phone call: "do you have a dog named Bowie?" I zoomed out of the office and drive to the address given -- around the corner from us. There she was, on a lead handled by a guy to whom I gave an immediate hug -- he told he ... Read more

  • Weight Loss Yoga

    4/22/2015 11:39:04 AM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Today was my first morning of Weight Loss Yoga. I had to talk myself into getting out of bed this morning and so I was running a bit late and had to cut the video short by about 5 minutes. Not including the cool down I did about 20 minutes of yoga. If you envision this relaxing breathing yoga in ... Read more

  • Sharing a couple meals.

    4/22/2015 10:40:16 AM, by HEALTH4MEMA

    Yes, I'm one of those food bloggers that like to photograph what I cook and eat. If I get to control the TV, it's always on Food Network. Love Love Love new recipes and just being in the kitchen. This morning was a veggie omelet. And last night for dinner, herbed turkey burger wi... Read more

  • Mama's Fluffy Yogurt Frosting

    4/22/2015 10:37:39 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, This is a recipe that my mom used to make. It is just whipped cream with yogurt folded in. It is a light alternative to heavy frosting recipes. However, it is a pretty soft consistency and is best suited for sheet cakes or 9x13 baked cakes. You can change the flavor of the frostin... Read more

  • Having a positive day

    4/22/2015 10:30:16 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Had been running low on sleep and energy. Spent the weekend in SF. DH has a conference. We had a wonderful dinner and a Giants ball game. Came home and just slept gloriously for the last two nights. I feel rejuvenated. I think I was running on a low tank of fuel. We did much ... Read more

  • Spring is Always a Rough Time for Me

    4/22/2015 8:30:40 AM, by MISSCATY

    Spring is not a time I enjoy. Many of the very difficult things that have happened in my life, happened in the spring. Spring is usually when depression is at its worst. This spring, I hit bottom. This spring I got back up. I decided my life does have to be different and I do have to d... Read more

  • It's crunch time!

    4/22/2015 8:29:53 AM, by KAREN_72

    I have an exam tomorrow and two final exams next Thursday. I have to make a 75 in each class. There is no rounding up. I have about an 85 average right now in both classes, so unless I completely bomb a test, I should be fine. That doesn't stop me from stressing and worrying and obsessing over exam... Read more

  • VENTING

    4/22/2015 7:51:03 AM, by GABY1948

    I'm sorry, but when it rains it pours....figuratively in this instance. This has nothing to do with the outside weather. The billing statements for the year 2015 are finally coming to me here. Since turning 65 John and I both (he is 6 months to the day older than I) have been on Medicare...a... Read more

  • 4/22/15

    4/22/2015 7:44:25 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    wishing you a very good day may you have joy in your life and may the good lord bless you have a blessed day... Read more

  • Do Not Think of Soreness as Pain....

    4/22/2015 7:27:43 AM, by LULAFANULA

    Bear it with a grin, carry it with pride, look forward to more.... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, April 22, 2015

    4/22/2015 7:14:38 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    April 22, 2015 WHEN OTHERS ARE SUFFERING Probably one of the hardest things to do is to watch a loved one go through pain. Especially when it’s our children or someone very close to us. We want them to be strong and endure through their suffering but we feel like we are right there suffering ... Read more

  • Early Risers

    4/22/2015 5:21:28 AM, by CHESWOL

    Chester and I are up. The family sleeps. Chester purrs. Blessings come in many ways and many forms, and I remember all things are possible with God. We can all do things we never imagined that we could do. I am reminded of a saying, " Believe it and you can achieve it". 30 today and keep spar... Read more

  • Need a vacation!!!

    4/22/2015 4:12:35 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    Yesterday was CRAZY!!!!! Here are some things that happened to me yesterday, just to name a few -- yes, a FEW: Copier started spewing paper all over the floor during a massive print job; 2 printers printed way more copies than I asked for (glitch in our system, apparently) ::eyeroll:: ; 1 pr... Read more

  • What You Can Do

    4/22/2015 1:56:27 AM, by EDWARDS1411

    When you see litter in the streets And the air smells of pollution When you feel like it's all piling up Remember there is a solution. There's something each of us can do To keep the rivers clean To keep fresh the air we breathe And keep the forests green. Help clean a be... Read more

  • Day 1,272 of my exercise streak and going strong!

    4/22/2015 12:09:28 AM, by KPETSCHE

    Hubby and I went to a little get-together tonight for alumni of UNI (University of Northern Iowa). There have been emails over the years about things here and there in the Omaha area but it's never worked out that we could attend. Tonight was open and I decided to RSVP without even getting hubby's... Read more

  • The rain came it could hve been worse. No big damage just wet in basement.

    4/21/2015 11:49:19 PM, by NORASPAT

    Rough Day DH caught a cold from the family. I keep telling them to wash their hands more. We got 3 inches of rain last night and at 7am, I was happy the basement floor was dry. By 8am I guess the ice in the ground melted and the sump pump was over whelmed. I vacuumed up for hours then dumping ... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth verse for April 21:

    4/21/2015 11:20:56 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: We have many doors, but it is our choice which one to open. Lord, bless me with the wisdom to make the best of my daily life. Daily Scripture & Reflection: But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of deeds done by us in... Read more

  • Tuesday's Words to Ponder

    4/21/2015 11:15:24 PM, by JUDY1676

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