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  • Barbara and Random Thoughts

    10/8/2015 9:44:04 PM, by JUNEAU2010

    I learned today that a former coworker has died. Barbara was the teacher in the class where I was her teacher's aide. She was a saint! What a gracious, loving, tender, patient woman. There are not enough superlatives to heap upon her memory. She had two children, one of whom was a student in ano... Read more

  • Secret swamp, kayaking in the fog, and rest

    10/8/2015 9:21:40 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Early morning today. My niece, Tigan, is in town for a wedding, so Jeremy and Tigan and I went kayaking this morning. We kind of got a slow start with loading the boats and gear, but we finally got situated and underway. We intended to launch on Bear Lake at 9am, but it was more like 9:45 by the ... Read more

  • BODYSENSE - I Will Almost Be a Vegetarian!

    10/8/2015 9:01:21 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This is a picture of the river that runs through our old farm in Alberta. It takes strong legs and good balance to get down the long steep slippery berm. A few years ago I had a bad fall which kept me off work for a few weeks. But it's so beautiful down at the river and it's a great pl... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse October 8:

    10/8/2015 8:05:38 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Talking about how busy you are only adds stress to the stress you already feel. Lord, help me complete the tasks of my day and avoid taking on more than I can handle. Daily Scripture & Reflection: It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. Psalm 118:8 ... Read more

  • Rock October...

    10/8/2015 7:46:19 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    Oh it this month October again...traditionally my busiest month, celebration of my Mom's homogenize and whole bunch of stuff. I am handling it okay. I had a little pity party the other morning, whining about being off work on work comp and ready to go back to work. I have so many home projects an... Read more

  • DIFFERENT Sort of Blog on Blogs!

    10/8/2015 7:34:03 PM, by GABY1948

    You have probably noticed that in all my busy-ness of the last two weeks vacation and then getting home and having so much to do that I just have not been "into" blogging Beck this time. I did it the first time diligently but this time my oomph is just not here for the Beck Blogs. I AM working Bec... Read more

  • Just reread this great selection from a Mary Oliver poem.

    10/8/2015 4:32:12 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    "Tell me, what is it you plan to do/With your one wild and precious life?" Here is another nice one of hers: "You do not have to be good. / You do not have to walk on your knees/for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting."... Read more

  • Missed some

    10/8/2015 2:54:44 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    Last blog was on Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday were busy days so didn't have much time to blog. Here it is Thursday already. Getting ready for the weekend. Boo...we don't have a holiday on Monday. It is the one holiday we had to "give up". Oh well. Happy sparking!... Read more

  • Celebratory eating occasion tonight

    10/8/2015 2:36:03 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    A friend's significant birthday tonight and we are off to a restaurant to celebrate, while today I am on a restricted diet. Here's my chance to put Beck principles into play. Aim to eat a few hundred extra calories, resist food pushers, no choice, tolerate cravings and hunger. We'll be eating Ital... Read more

  • Confronting myself

    10/8/2015 8:28:11 AM, by CRAZYMELINDA

    I'll admit it...I've been sort of following a healthy eating and exercise plan just halfheartedly. I have numerous reasons I should be motivated, but my mind just hasn't quite reached the appropriate point yet. Still, logging in to SP daily and participating pushes me on. A few days ago I had a s... Read more

  • 10/8/15

    10/8/2015 7:49:29 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Nobody needs a smile so much as the one who has none to give. So get used to smiling heart-warming smiles, and you will spread sunshine in a sometimes dreary world. Lawrence G. Lovasik A smile is the universal welcome. Max Eastman They might not need me; but they might. I'll let my ... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: October 8, 2016

    10/8/2015 7:14:13 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude." - Ralph Waldo Emerson... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, October 8, 2015

    10/8/2015 6:18:33 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 8, 2015 ACCEPT GOD’S GRACE God’s grace is undeserved and free. He gives grace to us all the time but we have to accept it. He offers us salvation by His grace. He offers us eternal life by His grace. He offers us His Son by His grace. By grace we are saved. God’s grace can teach ... Read more


    10/8/2015 5:24:32 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    One day the devil challenged the Lord to a baseball game. Smiling, the Lord proclaimed, "You don't have a chance. I have Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle and all the greatest players up here." "Yes," snickered the devil, but I have all the umpires."... Read more

  • Peace . . .

    10/8/2015 4:08:55 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

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

  • Spite Eating- Is that a thing?

    10/8/2015 12:22:00 AM, by WIZKEY

    So today I had something strange happen, at least for me. At lunch time I went in the break room at work to heat up my food. I almost always take my lunch away from work. While I was waiting for the microwave, one of my co-workers asked me to taste this green drink that he and his wife make. ... Read more

  • Day 3 - Beck - EAT SITTING DOWN

    10/8/2015 12:17:39 AM, by BACKTOTEN12

    Yes, I almost did it. I ate a part of my pear snack while I was letting out the dog because I was in such a hurry I forgot. I was so hungry and thought I wouldn't have time before my lesson got here. I made it through breakfast and lunch and all the way until 3:20. I will continue to try to eat EVER... Read more

  • Time for a new approach.

    10/7/2015 11:42:54 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    Just thinking about my weight loss and fitness challenges tonight. I've been mulling over pool therapy, and decided I'll start with it shortly. Then, there's my eating plan. I've worked it in so that I now get five fruits and vegetables per day. I'm going to add in something about overeating... Read more

  • Wednesday's Words to Ponder

    10/7/2015 10:43:37 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Thursday

    10/7/2015 10:09:48 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Well we ran 2 theatres this morning with just me in the cleaning room and everything went well had leave for this afternoon with the weather being nice it turned out a great day.... Read more

  • Less pain and healing

    10/7/2015 9:58:24 PM, by SBECKER526

    I have less pain. I declared it time to put exercise back into my appointment schedule. I find I can take care of Bob and the cat. Since I go downstairs (one floor) and get a walk along hallways as as my warm up, I can get to class in under 5 minutes. I take Qi Gong and zumba on Saturday. I t... Read more

  • Planning to go to see a Spark friend and her Canada. I am excited. WooHoo.

    10/7/2015 9:25:24 PM, by NORASPAT

    Just today the plan was a go. I am so glad to be going to see them. DH and I have had very little travel this year so this is just a great big deal .The family will take care of the house in fact they can do what they like. I am ready to be out with just the two of us. It was planned today.!!!... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse October 7:

    10/7/2015 6:58:49 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Make few promises and keep the ones you make. Lord, grant me the strength to keep my commitments, especially the ones that I make to myself. Daily Scripture & Reflection: We have known and have believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who remain in lo... Read more

  • Last Two Months

    10/7/2015 6:37:29 PM, by SEWINGMAMACDS

    It has been over two months since I last blogged. These last two months have been highly stressful and emotional. Not good for adrenal fatigue. In August, my DIL miscarried and we almost lost her too. I had their 4 girls for a week and then a couple of days each week after that until she was... Read more

  • The doctor, the vet, and lunch

    10/7/2015 6:02:18 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I called the doctor this morning, and they got me in at 10:30 today with the NP. She sent me for xrays, to rule out any kind of fracture, which they did. She did not give me any restrictions, though she did say 10 miles was probably too much. What she did say was to rest it as much as possible wi... Read more

  • Sweet Potato Pie

    10/7/2015 3:34:10 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, My internet has been totally messed up and I think they have finally got it fixed! (I hope)! So without further ado, take a peek! Ingredients~ 4 ounces butter, softened 2 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes 2 cups granulated sugar 1 small can (5 ounces, ... Read more

  • Owning the Oopsies

    10/7/2015 3:06:45 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Today I chose an oopsie. I went to lunch with the intention of getting a gigantic burrito with rice and beans and chicken and guac and sour cream. Yep, I ordered it, I ate it all and then I bought a peanut butter cookie to top it all off. It was good. I do kinda wish I hadn't done it or that... Read more

  • Beck Trek 41, nearly done

    10/7/2015 1:47:24 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Beck day 41 Today we write the to do list that will carry us through to our goal weight and help us to stay there for life. There are daily, weekly, and as needed tasks. My task list is long! I look forward to having incorporated some of the new behaviors so they are more automatic, then I can rev... Read more

  • Coming clean

    10/7/2015 10:51:17 AM, by BACKTOTEN12

    Well, I've decided to do it. I'm going to edit my sparkpage as soon as I admit to this. I haven't put it my real weight since being back on Spark. I kept what I weighed over a year ago. I was having a hard time admitting it but now I'm comin' clean! I want to see my progress for real, not wait until... Read more

  • A Letter To My Younger Self

    10/7/2015 10:43:36 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Dear young Beth, I know you think you are ugly and a monster rather than a girl. Well, you aren’t. Dear girl, you have listened to others far too long. From the babysitter who calls you “Monster child,” to the kids at school, and even your own family, everyone else tells you who you are. ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, October 7, 2015

    10/7/2015 8:00:58 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 7, 2015 OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES If we want to have a deeper spiritual life, we need to not only recognize opportunities but act on them. We should also be able to recognize obstacles which keep us from moving forward in our spiritual life and have a plan to get past those obstacles... Read more

  • 10/7/15

    10/7/2015 7:34:42 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts. Paramahansa Yogananda A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. William Arthur Ward We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. Mother Te... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: October 7, 2015

    10/7/2015 6:35:17 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters." - Albert Einstein... Read more

  • Some things are certain while other things are not

    10/7/2015 5:31:47 AM, by CASEYSAUER

    It is now 5:20 a.m. and I am certain that I will not be getting back to sleep anytime soon. I am not certain if I may be hungry or I am reacting to all the multiply workouts that I have been doing. I am certain that when I do multiple workouts, or just one hard workout, it does affect my sleep. ... Read more

  • Hope . . .

    10/7/2015 4:11:39 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

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

  • Wednesday

    10/7/2015 2:18:15 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Another nice day today so I am hopping it is here at least till the weekend because sometimes we seem to have nice weather during the week then on the weekend it turns to custard.... Read more

  • My dog died today

    10/6/2015 10:24:19 PM, by MRS_ROSS

    My dog, Neeko, passed away this afternoon. :( Missing her. ... Read more

  • What a good day. Lots of steps and lots of yard work. The trees are looking great.

    10/6/2015 10:16:08 PM, by NORASPAT

    This morning I had just one walking buddy. It is great to walk with a group but sometimes walking with just one person for 4 miles you are able to really get to know them. That was how my morning walk was- just like that. Today's walking buddy is close to my age and we talked about our familie... Read more

  • Tuesday's Words to Ponder

    10/6/2015 10:07:57 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse October 6:

    10/6/2015 9:41:17 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: If you want those around you calm, you must be calm. Lord, when life becomes frantic, help me focus on solutions and restore the peace that the events of the moment try to destroy. Daily Scripture & Reflection: And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep hi... Read more

  • I need shackles!

    10/6/2015 6:55:41 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I was doing well with staying off my bum ankle, until... Walking to the chiropractor and back, and an hour walk with the dog. I think I am going to break down and call the doctor tomorrow. Usually I would just wrap a sprain and wait it out, but the bruising is worrisome. And, maybe, with the word... Read more

  • A Simple Hug

    10/6/2015 5:09:35 PM, by EDWARDS1411

    ...A hug is an amazing thing It's just the perfect way To show the love we're feeling But can't find the words to say.... ~Johnny Ray Ryder, Jr., "A Simple Hug" There's something in a simple hug That always warms the heart, It welcomes us back home And makes it easier ... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: October 6, 2015

    10/6/2015 4:08:56 PM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "From the bodybuilding days on, I learned that everything is reps and mileage. The more miles you ski, the better a skier you become; the more reps you do, the better your body." - Arnold Schwarzenegger, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story... Read more

  • What is holding me back from success?

    10/6/2015 2:43:11 PM, by ASTRA58

    Short and simple answer: I am, of course. Long and complicated answer: It's complicated. I have regained some of my weight .... OK, almost all of my weight. For whatever reason, I am struggling with all of my excuses: Mum's death hit me hard, it's too difficult to exercise in my apart... Read more

  • Beck Day 40 Enrich our lives

    10/6/2015 2:01:04 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Beck day 40 Enrich my life Beck sets us a ten minute exercise to list goals I would like to accomplish before or after I lose weight. I find myself resisting this, not because I restrict my activities due to my attitude towards my weight. I don't hold myself back because of my weight. I do what I ... Read more

  • Day 2 - Pick 2 REASONABLE diets

    10/6/2015 1:42:22 PM, by BACKTOTEN12

    Well this one is pretty easy. I pick the SPARK lifestyle (diet) and the South Beach Diet. I use the spark ideas every day and for now am tracking my food every day. I am aiming for at least 10 freggies every day, some kind of nuts, lean protein and only whole grain carbs. I might have a little very ... Read more

  • starting at step 9,999....or something

    10/6/2015 9:32:44 AM, by MRSKATEDUVALL

    I have been in a slump . I have not blogged, talked to Spark people, done my bible studies, tracked my food or my steps. It's like I stopped. And in stopping, I gained back ALL the weight I've lost in 2015, plus 4 more. So this morning, I decided that I would crawl out of this hole.. but where to ... Read more

  • Migraine-induced deep sleep

    10/6/2015 8:43:05 AM, by THESUBY

    I had a migraine yesterday, so I ate (too much) after work, took some tylenol, and took a nap. The plan was to exercise after waking up headache free. I woke up when my alarm rang - at 6 a.m.! I must have slept 12 hours! So much for my plans. But at least the headache is gone, and I feel very ... Read more

  • Starting to Write My Book Again

    10/6/2015 8:19:35 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Well, after my great computer crash of 2015, my writing took a nosedive. I lost everything and it was not recoverable. I had to start over and it's going to take awhile. I will probably self publish on Amazon someday. I decided the title of the book should be "Life is Happening Now, Not 10 Poun... Read more


    10/6/2015 7:58:13 AM, by BACKTOTEN12

    My computer would not co-operate last night so here's yesterday's blog. I found my cards and added a few more advantages to it. A few of them are - Be more healthy, Feel better about myself, Be a good example to my children, (they are very slender at this point but you never know) Run faster :) Play... Read more

  • 10/6/15

    10/6/2015 7:37:47 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud. Maya Angelou Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. Swami Sivananda Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale have a wonderful productive positive day yo... Read more

  • 10 Signs You are Getting Healthier Even if the Scale Doesn’t Move

    10/6/2015 6:22:07 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Sometimes the scale doesn’t budge and you wonder if you are getting any healthier on your fitness plan. Well, here are 10 signs that you are! You feel like taking on something new. That’s a great sign that you are getting healthier. It shows a heightened energy level and more active mentali... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, October 6, 2015

    10/6/2015 6:08:03 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 6, 2015 WRONG DECISIONS It’s pretty obvious when we make wrong decisions in life. Sometimes it is more obvious to others than it is to us. It may not be immediately clear to us when we first begin heading down the wrong path in life because it seems really exciting. It may not seem w... Read more

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    10/6/2015 4:09:42 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    334 Hubby & I saw a sign on the way home from a weekend trip: "Check your high beams. Get a mammogram." Ladies, have you had a mammogram this year? A lot of facilities give out free gifts if you get a mammogram in October. I got a really nice coffee mug one year. Guy... Read more

  • Tuesday

    10/6/2015 2:37:48 AM, by JTREMBATH

    What a day today we opened our second theatre each theatre using a different type of scope and to top it off the new theatre scope I only have one connection so when I clean the scope and connect it up to flush it and then put it in the machine it will take about half an hour before it comes out so ... Read more

  • Monday's Words to Ponder

    10/5/2015 11:27:37 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Autumn kayaking

    10/5/2015 10:55:44 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    My brother, Jeremy, and I went kayaking on Lake Erie this evening. It was warm enough to forgo wetsuits, but cool enough to keep almost all the motorboats off the water. That is one of the things I like best about going kayaking off season. We paddled about 12 miles in a little over 2 hours, so w... Read more

  • Ending a viscous negative Circumstance-Thought-Feel
    ing-Action-Result Cycle

    10/5/2015 10:51:01 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I was reading a book by Brooke Castillo titled "Self Coaching 101 - Used Your Mind - Don't Let It Use You". The basis of his book is: 1 We cannot control the world; 2 Nothing outside of us has the power to make us sad or bad unless we concede our power; 3 Stress is not due to our circumstances,... Read more

  • Filling out the paperwork

    10/5/2015 9:12:53 PM, by BHSKITTYKATT

    So yesterday I met with my husband in a coffee shop yesterday to fill out the divorce paperwork. We spent about 20 minutes looking at the mountain of paperwork before giving up and paying for LegalZoom. It's sort of like TurboTax, but for divorces. Since our divorce is simple, at least in terms of d... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse October 5:

    10/5/2015 8:23:27 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Keep your feet firmly planted in your faith and your eyes raised to the heavens. Lord, You are my strength, my encouragement and my source of all that is good. Daily Scripture & Reflection: I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me. Proverbs 8:17 A Time ... Read more

  • Monday

    10/5/2015 7:48:26 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    I took a vacation day today since I had a dental appointment at 11. My tooth chipped and so a temporary filling was put in. Need to go back for a crown later (any time, at a convenient time). Nice and sunny day today. Happy sparking!... Read more

  • Contents of the LOST BLOG yesterday (I HOPE)!

    10/5/2015 6:34:02 PM, by GABY1948

    I have lost that blog from yesterday 3 times! I hope to have this one go...I have done it in an email to post here except for the pictures. I do love what my spark friend AQUAGIRL08 said about lost blogs, “they all go to Blog Heaven” and that is where I shall forever think of them being ... Read more

  • Week 2 - Saying

    10/5/2015 5:01:44 PM, by MARIANNMC

    I have been kind of half-hearted the past few challenges... I've lost a little weight... And then gained it back (or more) during the time in between. I know what I need to do. I just haven't pushed myself to do it. For the next 56 days, I want to push! So...I want to be mindful that time is p... Read more

  • Week 13 of Training - Sort of done!

    10/5/2015 2:33:44 PM, by NHES220

    So, what can I say, last week was not a good training week. I'm not great about getting up in the morning to run unless it is my Saturday morning run. This week was just not in the cards for getting those runs in. But, this is one week out of a long training schedule so I am not going to beat myself... Read more

  • Def Leppard Concert

    10/5/2015 12:23:39 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I'll have to admit that the Def Leppard concert was one of the funnest things I've done in a long time. There is some amount of nostalgia involved when as an adult you finally get to see a band in concert that was a middle school/high school favorite. Lots of memories and a little sadness fo... Read more

  • I Reached Somebody!

    10/5/2015 9:59:44 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Wow, googled myself today and found out that me and my pen name reach out all over the place. I found myself on SallySquires, TheWeighWeWere, and other sites including some medical sites that had republished my blogs,... personal blogs talking about me... kind of all over the place. It was kind of ... Read more

  • Tracking nutrition

    10/5/2015 9:31:19 AM, by SHASHASHEILA

    I have found that when I use the Nutrition tracker on a regular basis, that even when I am not able to 'track' I am conscious of the healthy choices I am making - a mental nutrition tracker. Sometimes I catch up in SP at a later time if I have truly made healthy choices, However, if I have not ma... Read more

  • Beck Day 39 exercise

    10/5/2015 9:10:09 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Beck says we should apply the  techniques we have learned to motivate ourselves to exercise as well. For example read ARC, give myself credit for exercise. Beck says lots of people hate exercise, but I don't. I like how exercise makes me feel. I like to swim and do water exercise and I like Zumb... Read more

  • 10/5/15

    10/5/2015 7:49:21 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Henry Ford Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill Success is finding satisfaction in giving a little more than you take. Chr... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: October 5, 2015

    10/5/2015 7:14:35 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving." - Albert Einstein Keep moving today! 543... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Monday, October 5, 2015

    10/5/2015 6:50:09 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 5, 2015 LET GOD HELP Continuous improvement and continued growth is required for most employees in order to do their best on the job. The companies usually provide the training and pay for the cost of the training so the employee will continue to grow and learn in their skill. For spiri... Read more


    10/5/2015 5:23:17 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    "When someone tells you something defies description, you can be sure he's going to have a go at it anyway." ___Clyde Aster... Read more

  • Sunday

    10/5/2015 4:43:02 AM, by ARNETTELEE

    Today was house cleaning day. It was a little overcast, but no rain. I'm off tomorrow because I have a dental appointment just before lunch. Decided to take the whole day off. Long weekend for me! Happy sparking!... Read more

  • Possibilities & Opportunities . . .

    10/5/2015 4:09:36 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

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

  • Monday

    10/5/2015 2:20:51 AM, by JTREMBATH

    A funny sort of day today showers this morning cloudy for most of the day then yah out came the sun about 4 0clock. Hubby was home sick today he said he was feeling a bit better when I got home from work.... Read more

  • I really did it tonight.

    10/5/2015 1:13:46 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    A little background: Whenever I start to get good control of my eating and the weight stabilizes, and even starts to come down, I seem to feel that, Yes, things are going all right. I could have a little... This week it was hersheys milk chocolate. I eat dark chocolate in small quantities, but ... Read more

  • One pound a week by the holidays! (or something like that!)

    10/4/2015 11:41:47 PM, by YELLOW_VOLKSTER

    I'm also doing the 5% Fall Challenge, but I like how this challenge takes me into the holiday season. We all know how treacherous that time can be! Let's get started! We can do this! 9/20/15: 201.8 9/27/15: 202.8 (my mother-in-law died this week and that threw a huge wrench in my plans!) ... Read more

  • Sunday's Words to Ponder

    10/4/2015 11:16:31 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • My day was productive. I have cleaned all thebase boards so we can put the heat on.

    10/4/2015 10:49:36 PM, by NORASPAT

    If I leave the baseboard's till the fall I can get the dust and flies so I leave them in there in summer. Taking the baseboards apart and seeing the pollen and dust in there makes me feel so much better than SPRING CLEANING. That is easy with the doors wide open in the spring-I do it but I get res... Read more

  • Yesterday's Fitness Minutes

    10/4/2015 10:31:40 PM, by ILOVEMALI

    I was surprised to see 51 fitness minutes yesterday until I realized that the activity was dancing at Bernardette's wedding! LOL!... Read more

  • Getting back on track!

    10/4/2015 10:19:31 PM, by BACKTOTEN12

    It was a long spring and summer this year and now I'm back to trying to track my food and exercise. I wrote my exercise in my journal but not my food (I deemed it too time comsuming :) I ate a lot of sugar to keep me going and awake. I haven't had a sugar episode for 1 week today and am trying to co... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse October 4:

    10/4/2015 9:12:35 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: To make no decision can be worse than making a wrong decision. Lord, help me to be an active part of my life and to realize that no decision is so firm that it can't be modified, corrected or improved on as time passes. Daily Scripture & Reflection: But you, O LORD, be no... Read more

  • Sunday

    10/4/2015 8:56:28 PM, by BETRHO48

    27 It feels like it has been raining for days......oh! wait a minute! It HAS been raining here for days! 257 It has been reported that our state has received one-fourth of its annual rainfall in just 24 hours with our local area getting 17+ inches over the weekend and more coming tonight. Just nort... Read more

  • Reality Check smack in the face

    10/4/2015 8:13:38 PM, by DRADISCH

    Honesty is the best policy as they say so often, well when you get your personal reality check it sometimes smacks you right in the face. Oh did it last night for me reading Food for Thought in the O.A. book. It was a wake up call about My past life (as I put it) when I Emotionally Ate and A... Read more

  • Press ON

    10/4/2015 8:01:56 PM, by ZIGGY122

    When my soul is weary and my faith tends to falter, I hear Your voice, Lord, saying, " Press on, press on! " Rules for Better Health Less Alcohol ~ more tea Less Meat ~ more vegetables Less Salt ~ more vinegar Less Sugar ~ more fruit Less eating ~ more chewing Less words ~ more act... Read more

  • Lost BLOG! UGH.

    10/4/2015 7:42:34 PM, by GABY1948

    We are absolutely exhausted from this trip...I am sure I will redo it in the morning and send it then. Was including a few of the pictures from the trip and then LOST it! WHAT a day this has been! Am praying that I am more rested in the morning! I will share with you all HOW GREAT BECK is wh... Read more

  • Returning to exercise classes

    10/4/2015 5:48:06 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am getting back into attending exercise classes - now at the Highlands. I enjoyed a yoga class, two aquatic exercise classes, water walking/swimming, walking a trail, qigong, zumba and more. I did all of these in 6 days. I did not have to drive. I cross one road and get to my favorite trai... Read more

  • I need to pace myself

    10/4/2015 5:45:39 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Still dealing with the gimpy ankle. It is bruised halfway up my shin, still purple and swollen, but I can walk on it. I guess it isn't myself I need to rein in, but Cooper. Yesterday he hardly walked at all due to the rain, but today was another story. He was making up yesterday's lack of mileag... Read more

  • 10/4/15

    10/4/2015 1:28:35 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. Confucius When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. Confucius Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. Confucius have a blessed day thank you ... Read more

  • Day 38 Deal with a plateau

    10/4/2015 1:05:14 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Day 38 Deal with a plateau Beck reminds us that weight loss isn't linear, it goes up & down & flattens out, sometimes for long periods. Most people with more than 20lbs to lose plateau within the first six months, perhaps because the body doesn't need so many calories. The responses are: 1 conti... Read more

  • I am numb

    10/4/2015 9:37:40 AM, by MISSA526

    Shawn, my boyfriend, his mom died today of a massive aneurysm. She was 63 years old. I played care taker for everyone especially him. She was like a second mom to me. I've known her over half my life. I was there when she died. I am staying strong for Shawn. Please send prayers for his family.... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, October 4, 2015

    10/4/2015 8:15:02 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 4, 2015 WE NEED EACH OTHER Being a member on a team or a part of a support group helps us grow. We learn from each other. We share with each other. We need each other. Whatever the cause, the project or the problem, when we work together in groups or teams we get more done. We grow indi... Read more

  • New Before Photo!

    10/4/2015 7:06:29 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    I am considering this my new before photo! This photo is important to me on so many levels... despite the fact I'm 205ish pounds, not happy with my stomach or my 20 pound regain, I didn't allow that to hold me back. I walked 7 miles, I ran, yes ran from zombies! I was careful not to overdo it ... Read more

  • Sunday Quote: October 4, 2015

    10/4/2015 6:59:16 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "The idolatry that exists in a man's heart always wants to lead him away from his Savior and back to self-reliance no matter how pitiful that self-reliance is or how many times it has betrayed him." - Matt Chandler, The Explicit Gospel... Read more

  • Saturday's Words to Ponder

    10/3/2015 10:33:36 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Saturday

    10/3/2015 10:21:47 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    It's a Saturday where we have no place to go, so it's the usual laundry chores. It's nice and sunny, and the breeze is blowing. Have a sparking day!... Read more