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  • Almost getting things under control.

    9/17/2014 11:48:50 PM, by NORASPAT

    I called yesterday for the Podiatrist to see DH. I was given an appointment today. Of course I had plans for today. I walked with my walking buddies and we walked 4 miles. We had coffee at our coffee bakery. I took one friend home, her Dh was not feeling like walking so I offered to take ... Read more

  • Wednesday's Words to Ponder

    9/17/2014 11:03:37 PM, by JUDY1676

    The mind is everything. What you think you become. Buddha ... Read more

  • three Months

    9/17/2014 11:02:29 PM, by LIZLOVEROSES

    Now that I made it to three months, of tracking everything, now that I am in middle of three months I feel like giving up, the scale didn't move at all in two weeks. I didn't gain nor lose any. I taking walks alone is getting tired some. I wish I know more people where I live at. all my friends have... Read more

  • In southern Minnesota tonight

    9/17/2014 11:01:47 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Had a long trip today through northern Minnesota, and back down again through Minneapolis to Faribault for the night. Tomorrow starts day 4 of my audits. Thank you all for commenting on my blog from yesterday. We did stop by a HUGH lake and shot some pictures, which I hope turn out well. Saw som... Read more

  • Non-scale victory total-my cholesterol lowered AGAIN! Vegan power!

    9/17/2014 10:08:45 PM, by MSKIZ69

    Days like yesterday are a reminder that is not always about the amount of weight I can lift or mile I can walk(and now run, woohoo!)-that with the family risk factors of heart disease and diabetes that I am lessening my risk even as I grow older. I want to be around for my kids as long as I can with... Read more

  • What about bulking up?

    9/17/2014 10:01:34 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    What about bulking up? What about just working to be fit? I just read an article by a family therapist who is also a TV producer. She is working on a show with twenty sumo wrestlers. She describes one who is 430 lbs of muscle. He has taken the national sumo championship three times. He has als... Read more

  • Being Real and Treadmill Dilemma Solved

    9/17/2014 9:27:03 PM, by MCJOYFUL

    So today was the first week weigh in for the Biggest Loser Fall Fitness Frenzy Challenge. And how did I do? How much did I lose? Zip - Zero - Nada. In fact I actually gained 2 pounds. So how did this happen? Let's see: I caught my husband's bug last week and... Read more

  • Working on less stress!

    9/17/2014 8:18:25 PM, by SBECKER526

    I decided to stick with doing less and enjoying what I do moreso. I have an executive meeting at 9 am tomorrow. I have a hair appt at 1 pm and a class on nutrition and cancer at 3. I am not overbooked as the next appointment meetin g is on the way back from the first. If I have the energy, I wi... Read more

  • recommitting step one oa

    9/17/2014 8:09:07 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    Recommitting. Yes I go to meetings, but I realized today I haven't been working my program hard enough. My abstinence is...okay. Could be better. I need to live the steps! I've been too passive, not even thinking about it, the steps, the whole things. So without further ado: hi I'm Katleen, compul... Read more

  • new blog been awhile

    9/17/2014 7:55:36 PM, by CANDOK1260

    Summer been hard for me .I lost my job and still looking for new one. I am worrying about running out of my anxiety /depression pills since i no longer have insurance. My exercise is different. I am in a Monday, Wednesday and Friday water aerobic class. I also take a walking class. i gain about 15 ... Read more

  • Exercising away from home

    9/17/2014 7:54:35 PM, by KAYLEESMEME

    I am away from home for the rest of this week. So tonight I went into the fitness room at the hotel I am in. I walked on the treadmill for 60 min. I think it is much easier to walk at home, on the street. I plan to swim in the morning. That will be a nice change. I am going to make th... Read more

  • Today... and plans for the weekend

    9/17/2014 7:53:25 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I try not to be judgemental... but sometimes I think people want to have the result without putting in any effort. (This includes me at times.) I try to be supportive, but I can't MAKE someone want to exercise or eat healthy. Oh well, I guess I need to get over myself. Rant over. Went for a... Read more

  • Smile Of The Day---Wed.

    9/17/2014 6:39:22 PM, by MSGRANNYMAE

    Little Johnny had just been put to bed for the umpteenth time and his mother's patience was wearing thin. "If I hear you call 'Mother' one more time, you will be punished," she warned him sternly. For a while it was quiet, and then she heart a small voice call from the top of the stairs, "Mrs.... Read more

  • canning

    9/17/2014 6:36:35 PM, by LEANIE64

    I pulled all the frozen blackberries from the freezer and am canning..Too , our apples are starting to come I have been peeling and coring. I have yet to do my exercise today..but will get on the ball and while the jars are being processed..I will take the time to exercise.... Read more

  • BLC 26 Goals

    9/17/2014 6:26:16 PM, by TXTECH94

    BLC 26 Goals Why I want to lose weight: ** I want to lose weight to be healthy and feel good about myself. I also want to be an better example for my children. I am currently classified as overweight on the BMI chart. I will track my food/exercise daily. (CICO) I will stay within my... Read more

  • Day 3 Sep 16, 2014

    9/17/2014 6:20:46 PM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    Forgot to post yesterday. Hope my friend comes back? 10 min of treadmill walking M-W-F (no exercise day) Eat at least 1 fruit and 1 veggie per day Do Spark Coach daily Get at least 50 spark points per day ... Read more

  • Being Admitted to the Hospital Tomorrow

    9/17/2014 5:37:59 PM, by BKNOCK

    I had my CT Scan today and it shows an abscess in my left lower region. They are admitting me tomorrow because the surgeon will have to remove it. Not sure yet how but please pray for me! ... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth verse for September 17:

    9/17/2014 5:13:49 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: Things are not always what they seem, so take time to think before you react. Lord, grant me patience and resolve when I have the urge to assume the worst or jump to false conclusions. Daily Scripture & Reflection: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures ... Read more

  • I got a cookie

    9/17/2014 5:07:09 PM, by WILDHUNTRESS

    I couldn't resist. I haven't eaten it yet. I'm only allowed one dessert this week and I want to hold off as much as I can. It looks like a good cookie too. It's chocolate chip, and made with no refined sugars, eggs, or dairy and it's sweetened with fruit juice. I want to see if this satisfies my swe... Read more

  • wed Sept 17

    9/17/2014 4:55:20 PM, by JAZZYGF

    My therapist and I went over the months problems. WE talked briefly about my kids and then spent time on achiving the fact my life is what it is and trying to look fro answers I am stressing myself out So going to work on this take care of me and hubby and cosmo Planning a small trip in December... Read more

  • BLC 26 - PAWSE Week 1

    9/17/2014 4:52:41 PM, by SHEENADEE

    BLC 26 started today. I'm excited for this round to be starting up and am feeling very motivated to fully participate with my team and the challenges, and am sure I can meet my goals if I do that. PAWSE Wednesday Blog PLAN/PREARE for the coming week! -- I've done some fridge clean out an... Read more

  • Trash Head

    9/17/2014 4:40:32 PM, by JENSHAINES

    So today is the official start to Round 26 of the BLC. My name is Jennifer, and I am a Trash Head. Thank goodness the round is starting! On August 13th, I weighed 215.8 lbs. Today, I weigh 220.6 lbs. I know exactly w... Read more

  • Hump day

    9/17/2014 4:17:48 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    Happy hump day to all. As we inch closer to the weekend, wishing everyone a happy sparking day!... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday

    9/17/2014 4:02:53 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Wednesday, September 17, 2014... Read more

  • Thursday

    9/17/2014 3:29:00 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Very overcast today but not raining, been for my walk got to work and seem to walk another mile to get to the department so that was extra so doing my points now before I have to start work.... Read more

  • Day 1020- Never Let Them See You Sweat

    9/17/2014 2:33:20 PM, by BOBCATGIRL76

    Ever have a person who's negativity or rudeness threatened to bring you down? I've been dealing with a similar issue, and sometimes it's hard to rise above cattiness, but I'm too happy and blessed in my life to really worry about the craziness that this person brings to every situation. S... Read more

  • Darn...ruined my sparkstreak

    9/17/2014 2:19:46 PM, by SUKIE40

    Sigh...I had a streak of 42 days on my peddler and missed a day which spiraled into "why bother". But I am back to it. Today will be day 3! I have not been feeling the greatest lately and I realized that most of it stems from not taking very good care of myself. Not eating properly, not exerc... Read more

  • Expectations for BLC 26

    9/17/2014 1:41:34 PM, by LINDSAYB2013

    I will get my calorie intake under control. That is my biggest expectation for blc26. I will be preplanning my meals, snacks & workouts because this is the only way I stay accountable. My expectations are that blc26 can help me reach this goal!... Read more

  • Old Woman

    9/17/2014 12:12:25 PM, by ILOVEMALI

    I feel every second of my stated age this morning! It dawned on my last night, as I was running around the store, putting stuff away, bending and stooping and reaching as I dusted Zone 1, that I've been missing a Fitness Tracking opportunity all of these years. I move "with urgenc... Read more

  • Pictionary

    9/17/2014 12:09:42 PM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    Lots of fun playing Pictionary last night. My team of 4 did a good job with drawing and guessing the answers; we joked that we were the "Low Rollers" though because we lost all 3 games because not once did we roll higher than 3 moves on the board! Most of our rolls just took us forward one space, ... Read more

  • Happy Wednesday (surgery update)

    9/17/2014 10:46:47 AM, by RACHELSUSANNAH

    Good morning Spark friends, I decided to take a moment before my meeting (in 15 minutes) to update you all. Things are still progressing and I have not made a decision pertaining to surgery yet. I'm going to touch base again with my neurologist to see if any further progress has been made (we ... Read more

  • Week 1 Day 1 of the C25K DONE and I Shocked Myself!

    9/17/2014 9:15:23 AM, by LIZZY0223

    First off..47 degrees will make most people say, "Screw this!" But, I needed to start. I need to do this and I was originally going to start on Monday, but my husband had to work a different shift. I definitely shocked myself this morning. For the first 3 intervals, I ran the full minute... Read more

  • Reflections on the Prayer of St. Francis - Day Eleven

    9/17/2014 9:03:37 AM, by PATIMAGE

    For it is in giving that we receive; There’s a country song that asks the question, “What if he’s an angel sent here from heaven?” He is the nameless, faceless man at the corner with a sign, “Anything will help”. She is the hu... Read more

  • Quote For The Day 9/17/2014

    9/17/2014 8:47:58 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them" By Leo Tolstoy... Read more

  • 9/17/14

    9/17/2014 8:16:17 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    it is a wonderful day make the most out of your day... Read more

  • Today's Inspirational Quote

    9/17/2014 7:37:03 AM, by GABY1948

    “If a person gets rid of any weight, or girth, or fat, it isn't lost--it is fought off, beaten off.” ― Samuel G. Blythe, The Fun of Getting Thin In other words we are all VICTORIOUS!! I LIKE this! Have a truly blessed Hump Day whether you work outside the home or not. ... Read more

  • Day 7 not bad but Day 8 will be amazing

    9/17/2014 7:32:47 AM, by LAU112384

    Day 7 was not my greatest. I was still in my calorie range but ate a bit more than i wanted to/should have. I tend to eat more when I am tired. I also didn't get my real 10 min of exercise in. I however do have a 2 hour commute to work each way that consists of about 1 mile of walking and 13 fli... Read more

  • I Can Do It! - Day #7 - Spangle's 100 Days of Weight Loss

    9/17/2014 6:56:06 AM, by BETRHO48

    At the end of the first week's readings on day #7 Spangle tells us to kick away those old negative thoughts of failure, and squash those thoughts about not being able to stay on our eating or fitness programs. She writes that each one of us should become our own personal cheerleader and shout out po... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    9/17/2014 6:43:52 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    September 17, 2014 HUMBLENESS HEALS We are so blessed to have God who heals. We can humble ourselves before Him and give Him our pain and He will heal us. If we need spiritual healing, He will forgive us when we turn from our sins and repent. If we need physical healing, He will give us comfort... Read more

  • Protect Your Program - Day #6 - Spangle's 100 Days of Weight Loss

    9/17/2014 6:41:03 AM, by BETRHO48

    In the reading on day #6 Spangle gives us some phrases to use to protect our program. She recommends that initially we avoid situations and events when and where we know we have great temptations. However, we cannot always stay away from these so when we cannot, she gives us these phrases to use whe... Read more

  • Be sincerely useful

    9/17/2014 6:32:53 AM, by KIN59VARA

    "Be sincerely useful, and create meaningful value. You’ll never run out of opportunities to make a difference. The fulfillment you seek will not come from what you possess. It will come from what you contribute." Ralph Marston Yesterday's joy being able to help an overwhelmed graduate... Read more

  • Go ahead and try!

    9/17/2014 6:22:21 AM, by DFOLKARD

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  • So hard

    9/17/2014 6:13:24 AM, by TWIRLNYC

    I've got the exercise part down. I exercise at least 30 mins a day 6 days a week. But food. I start the day well and then it is all shot at some point.... Read more


    9/17/2014 4:57:42 AM, by GHOSTFLAMES


  • No passion in playing small.

    9/17/2014 4:29:24 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    What great things can we do today? What can we do to get us closer to our goals? Points to ponder. Blessings to you!! ... Read more

  • Read a random blog . . . make a new friend and influence someone else

    9/17/2014 12:15:31 AM, by KPETSCHE

    A bit of a reflection back on a previous blog. I've added a link to it, if you are so moved to read it also:
    al.asp?blog_id=5776985 My A-HAH moment hit me as I was running some bigger hills in my neighborhood run. Kyl... Read more

  • In northern Minnesota

    9/16/2014 11:20:32 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Today was the second day of audits on the road. We had to have traveled at least 300 miles today. At least we're in a nice hotel for the night and don't have to leave for the first appointment too early in the morning. Looking forward to some of the travel tomorrow as we're going to be passing a ... Read more

  • Tremendous Tuesday

    9/16/2014 11:09:42 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014... Read more

  • Tuesday's Words to Ponder

    9/16/2014 11:07:44 PM, by JUDY1676

    Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. Theodore Roosevelt... Read more


    9/16/2014 10:21:53 PM, by NORASPAT

    I think this is the kindergarten of computers and it is absolutely great. If kids did not go to Kindergarten they would struggle to get a decent education. It seems like once we are older there is no priority to teach seniors the basics, I have been struggling with Files and wondering a... Read more

  • Missing Summer

    9/16/2014 10:09:13 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    The day started grey and wet, but the sun came out this afternoon, and it turned into a pleasant day after all. Walked Cooper 4 times today. I guess he is a spoiled pup, but my apartment is carpeted, so I would prefer there are NO accidents inside. Also got in a 30 minute run, some yoga, and some... Read more

  • Magic Notebook - Day #5 - Spangle's 100 Days of Weight Loss

    9/16/2014 9:35:18 PM, by BETRHO48

    In this day's writing, Spangle encourages the reader to use a "magic notebook" to note foods, eating habits, patterns and events on a daily basis. By writing out notes about our day, it is easier to examine triggers to eating, and events and situations that are challenges. By analyzing our activitie... Read more

  • Boundaries, Not Diets - Day #4 - Spangle's 100 Days of Weight Loss

    9/16/2014 8:47:07 PM, by BETRHO48

    Spangle points out on day #4 that like it or not, to lose weight we must have some kind of system, program or plan. She tells us to think of our weight loss program as a road or a path, or a journey. She instructs us to set limits or boundaries, guidelines not rules. We humans cannot follow the same... Read more

  • My Halloween Challenge

    9/16/2014 8:07:44 PM, by GRAMCRACKER46

    I am beginning a new exercise challenge to last until Halloween. I have joined with friends from my WW message board. Even though I am no longer a WW member I have kept in touch with this board. We feel Halloween is the beginning of the "heavy" time of the year. You know, the trifecta Hallow... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth verse for September 16:

    9/16/2014 7:20:09 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: A house becomes a home when it is filled with love and friendship. Lord, bless my life with laughter and many shared moments that I may in turn be a source of sunshine to others. Daily Scripture & Reflection: Throw all your anxiety onto him, because he cares about you. 1 P... Read more

  • Act, feel, and think size 10!

    9/16/2014 7:02:35 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Yes that is me when I was a size 8 or 10 What would I do at size 10? Walk 10,000 steps Water Aerobics Be more active with friends Eat 1,500 calories a day My inspiring Spark Friend, great idea to think siz... Read more

  • Fall Fitness Frenzy Goals

    9/16/2014 6:30:58 PM, by AMY-MIMI77

    Let's see what I can accomplish this challenge; trying to stick with the basics again: 1) TRACK MY FOOD! Remember "If I bite it, write it!" - have more fruits/veggies in my diet, limit the coffee or elimintate it completely again 2) GET ACTIVE AGAIN! - Remember that any activity i... Read more

  • No cheese with this whine, thanks

    9/16/2014 6:08:04 PM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    I am so miserable in this heat! Argh! And tomorrow is supposed to be even WORSE! So, that's something to look forward to, It is supposed to cool down a bit by Friday, which is good since I have to travel over the mountains to go to Imperial County. That place is always hot, but then... Read more

  • Smile Of The Day---Tues.

    9/16/2014 5:32:41 PM, by MSGRANNYMAE

    "Cash, check or charge?" I asked after folding items the woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet I notice a remote control for a television set in her purse. "Do you always carry your TV remote?" I asked. "No," she replied. "But my husband refused to come shopping with me... Read more

  • Tuesday

    9/16/2014 3:20:28 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    It's another Tuesday. Trying to catch up on some work that needs done. I'm sure I'll get to that today! Happy sparking everyone!... Read more

  • Fall weather

    9/16/2014 3:11:30 PM, by WENDYSPARKS

    Hi Spark friends, I can feel the cool weather today....but it feels nice....I am looking forward to pumpkin season.....see you here sparking! ... Read more

  • Wednesday

    9/16/2014 2:37:58 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Went for my walk in the light rain this morning as later on it is suppose to get really cold and wet, in the South Island even though it is Spring they will be getting snow so they put out a warning because the sheep are lambing at the moment and they can't survive the cold temperature.... Read more

  • Metabolic Testing Results And Findings

    9/16/2014 12:31:15 PM, by ON2VICTORY

    Ever since I have been on this journey I have been using various online calculators to get some sort of a number to base my caloric intake on. For those new to this, we are talking about BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) or RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate). The idea is to determine what our approximate calori... Read more

  • Shift Workers

    9/16/2014 11:51:53 AM, by OLD-NACL

    When I started the shifts OCT 2007 I would bring in left overs, frozen pot pies, frozen dinners, hot pockets - or, sometimes someone would not have brought in anything to eat and would make a "chow run" to healthy places like 5Guys... Read more

  • Traditional Values

    9/16/2014 11:47:49 AM, by MOJO0607

    Here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating people the way you want to be treated and helping those in need. To me, those are traditional values. -Ellen DeGeneres Love this and all it says (and doesn't say). Let's live a life of traditional values ... Read more

  • As 2014 winds down, it's a good day to look back and ahead too!

    9/16/2014 10:00:07 AM, by FITNHEALTHYKAL

    Don’t count the days. Make the days count. Muhammed Ali But if you’re in the same boat as me and “lost” many or even some of your goals a long time ago, I want to encourage you to start fresh today. Be gracious to yourself, and forget that myth that you have to wait until a new year to make new... Read more

  • Reflections on the Prayer of St. Francis - Day Ten

    9/16/2014 9:29:42 AM, by PATIMAGE

    To be loved as to love; Every night, I go to sleep grateful to be loved. Every morning, I wake up grateful to be loved. When I come home, my wonderful dogs come running to the door, barking and carrying on. “Mommie, Mommie! You’re home! You play ball with me, huh? Huh? Huh? Here’s the ball! Loo... Read more

  • 9/16/14

    9/16/2014 8:46:18 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    it is a great day enjoy what you do and make it the best it can be this is one choice we can make for our self every day to choose how we want to be mood wise have a good day... Read more

  • Moving in the right direction

    9/16/2014 8:45:08 AM, by TWIRLNYC

    Scale started going down again-yeah!... Read more

  • 18 Chances You Will Not Regret Taking In Life

    9/16/2014 8:20:33 AM, by FITNHEALTHYKAL

    In life you get just about as many chances as you're willing to take. Almost two decades ago, when I told my grandmother I was worried about taking a chance and regretting my choice, she hugged me and said, “Trust me, honey, that’s not what you’re going to regret when you’re my age. If anythin... Read more

  • Feeling good today

    9/16/2014 8:19:56 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Dh is in a better mood. We talked and I expressed that he has these moods that he can work himself out. He says he knows, but he rarely gets himself out unless I bring it up. Been going to gym daily and it helps me greatly. Have not heard from DS for a few days. I h... Read more

  • Today's Inspirational Quote

    9/16/2014 7:33:14 AM, by GABY1948

    “Remember, you are not a heavy person trying to slim down. You are a trim, healthy person learning how to reemerge.” ― Celso Cukierkorn, The Miracle Diet: Lose Weight, Gain Health... 10 Diet Skills Sounds like a winner to me! Have a blessed Tuesday! At least the sun is out her... Read more

  • So Here's The Problem... LOL!

    9/16/2014 7:31:15 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    This is totally one of this ridiculous "non problem problems"! I have been thinking a lot about everything. How I am still up 8ish pounds from my lowest weight... That I am still almost 30 pounds away from my goal wei... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    9/16/2014 7:29:37 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    September 16, 2014 GOD USES THE HUMBLE This may sound a bit like an oxymoron but we have to be careful not to be proud that we are humble. We have to be careful not to think we are worthy of what other believers have been given from God. We shouldn’t get too proud we are believers and we forget... Read more

  • Good plan!

    9/16/2014 6:26:02 AM, by DFOLKARD

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  • Quote For Today 9/16/2014

    9/16/2014 5:35:01 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "Anger manages everything badly" By P. Statios... Read more

  • Day 6 was a success

    9/16/2014 5:31:06 AM, by LAU112384

    Yesterday I walked almost 10k steps and got in my studying. The only downfall was I got an hour and a half less sleep than usual. I tend not to feel week the next day. I think today so going to be a light yoga, stretching day. Hopefully no migraine. Either way my eating has been very good late... Read more


    9/16/2014 4:54:37 AM, by GHOSTFLAMES


  • Attitude & altitude.

    9/16/2014 4:05:11 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    Every day, we go through the day "sportin' a 'tude." Make sure you're sportin' the right one. Let's fly!! Blessings to you!! ... Read more

  • Almost one month

    9/16/2014 2:49:35 AM, by WILDHUNTRESS

    So it's been almost a month since I started up on sparkpeople again and started sticking to an actual plan. That plan fluctuates week by week based on how I met my goals the previous week but still, there's a plan there. So far in my weight loss journey I have gone from 196 to 188 but I don't know h... Read more

  • Fresh Fall Schedule

    9/16/2014 12:47:52 AM, by KAMCCLARY

    I began my nutrition studies at Integrative Nutrition Institute today. This is my first approach at online/web based learning and I am excited to get these brain cells moving. I am going to use my course of study to better my own health and be the example for my family and friends. I like the goo... Read more

  • Monday's Words to Ponder

    9/15/2014 11:25:15 PM, by JUDY1676

    If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. Napoleon Hill... Read more

  • Marvelous Monday

    9/15/2014 10:38:15 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Monday, September 15, 2014... Read more

  • Medical Update

    9/15/2014 10:34:46 PM, by BMCOLLEY

    I went to see my cardiologist today. We will have #5 surgery in 2 to 3 weeks and #6 a month after that. This time I want a stent which he is willing to do. The only thing I dislike about this is that I won't be able to exercise for approximately a week---that is the lower legs--I will be able to ... Read more

  • Excel at being YOUR best

    9/15/2014 10:12:19 PM, by KPETSCHE

    I got in 2 walks today - one at work and another tonight before it got dark. It wasn't a lot and I knew I didn't even have to get the 2nd walk in but it felt good to get out, by myself, and reflect on the day and my week ahead. We all need a little down time and walking and running have bec... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth verse for September 15:

    9/15/2014 9:11:18 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: How foolish it is to focus on our weaknesses and troubles, thereby giving them more power than they deserve. Lord, I ask for your wisdom and guidance in what I put into my mind. Daily Scripture & Reflection: For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ J... Read more

  • Day 2 15 September 2014 Accountability post

    9/15/2014 8:12:55 PM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    Good day everyone! Slow and easy is my goal! Thanks so much for the support! Morning weigh-in :231.6 TOPS weigh-in tonight: 233 (down 1lb from last week) My goals for this week are: 10 min of treadmill walking M-W-F Eat at least 1 fruit and 1 veggie per day ... Read more

  • Grumpy day...

    9/15/2014 7:51:08 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    The weather is bumming me out today. Grey and chilly. Now it has started raining. I did get Cooper out for an hour and a half walk this morning, which was nice. Then I left him with my neighbor while I went to get blood work done, run to the post office to sort out a problem, and a trip to the c... Read more

  • Smile Of The Day---Mon.

    9/15/2014 6:47:57 PM, by MSGRANNYMAE

    A guy took his girlfriend to her first football game. Afterward he asked her how she liked the game. "I liked it, but I couldn't understand why they were killing each other for 25 cents," she said. "What do you mean?" he asked. "Well, everyone kept yelling, 'Get the quarter back!'"... Read more

  • Insomnia

    9/15/2014 6:39:04 PM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    I had a lot of trouble sleeping last night. I can't say for sure what time I finally dozed off, but I kept waking up. I doubt I got more than 3 or 4 hours sleep total. I am very tired today. I hope I sleep tonight!... Read more

  • Road Block

    9/15/2014 5:22:35 PM, by WILDKAT781

    Wow - what a couple of weeks. First I pull a muscle in my back. That hurt very bad. I couldn’t get up, sit down or anything in between without pain. That is finally getting better. In the meantime…I started having what I thought was side effects from my anti-depressants… so in a moment of... Read more

  • Do It Anyway - Day #3 - Spangle's 100 Days of Weight Loss

    9/15/2014 5:10:51 PM, by BETRHO48

    I don't feel like exercising much - I am definitely NOT the athletic type. And to compound the situation, I have a painful chronic health condition that will probably never go away, no matter what I weigh. C'est la vie! But I am still not going to give up. I am going to stay committed. In the l... Read more

  • What's in a Name?

    9/15/2014 5:00:27 PM, by MCJOYFUL

    Today, I thought I'd share with you how I came up with my SparkName McJoyful. No - the Mc is not a tribute to the golden arches - it's the first two letters of my last name. My middle name really is Joy, but the Joyful part of my name is a reminder to me. It's what I want to be. I want... Read more

  • Interested or Committed? - Day #2 - Spangle's 100 Days of Weight Loss

    9/15/2014 4:57:46 PM, by BETRHO48

    Am I interested or committed? I must decide. If I am only interested I won't achieve my goal of becoming healthier. Interest fades. Commitment carries you through the challenges and tough times. There is no magic fairy to wave her magic wand and turn me into something I would like to be... Read more

  • This past weekend was a blast! I need to rest, but back to work & ZUMBA!!! Walking LUCY pup

    9/15/2014 4:22:05 PM, by SPARKLINGME176

    Happy Monday! I performed BARBRA marionette this weekend, the audience LOVED her! She sang "AT THE SAME TIME" Flash Mob on Sunday was a BLAST off! A couple from Mexico got engaged! About 70 of us, dancing Salsa! IT was SO fun! Making plans to perform at a Renaissa... Read more

  • Tuesday

    9/15/2014 2:52:15 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Back to work, I finally finished all those tasks yesterday before hubby got home at 2-35pm the only thing I did not finish was the ironing, but got all the important things done.Went for my walk early as today we are going to get heavy rain I thought we were going to get nice weather as yesterday wa... Read more

  • Follow up

    9/15/2014 2:12:49 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    Just a quick follow up to last weeks blog. In case you're following Hubby and I really had it out late last week. I got my stuff out of his way right after I wrote that last blog. He came home and was freaked out - wondering if I was leaving or not. He got mad. I got mad. Fina... Read more

  • Fall Frenzy Goals!

    9/15/2014 1:44:10 PM, by FAIRY_MOON76

    This will be my second round of a fall challenge with my Dazzling Diamonds. WOW! I could not be among a greater group of people. Thank you For shining so bright in my life. During this past year I have pretty much stuck to the same goals. I have improved on some and really slacked in others. But...w... Read more