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  • Today is the 1st day...

    7/27/2016 7:35:21 PM, by TKRYSTINA

    Today is the 1st day in a really long time that I had numerous crafting ideas just come to me as I saw items to work with. I really enjoyed my day today because of this. I found a pair of skull & cross bones buttons & I came up with the idea to find a sugar skull to trace onto some kind of fabric, s... Read more

  • Just Once

    7/27/2016 7:02:46 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • Where I am At/Have Been

    7/27/2016 5:54:08 PM, by GABY1948

    I just can't seem to force myself to blog...the words have become FAR more introverted that before! 334 But, we have been VERY busy here, making the most of unusually warm Michigan summer weather. I can't remember such a great summer since I was a kid, I think. First, and most recent wa... Read more

  • Another try-I think one disappeared

    7/27/2016 5:42:59 PM, by KERRYG155

    I left off when we left Aunt Kathy and Uncle David in Loveland, Colorado. They both have health problems-Aunt Kathy has "the shakes" from head to toe but still takes care of the house and uncle David who has had surgeries and blood clots and now Parkinsons. We drove to the mountains and Estes Pa... Read more

  • Hump day

    7/27/2016 2:48:24 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    Yay, it's hump day. Tonight we are attending a KIUC (our electric cooperative) meeting. They will be giving light bulbs, bags of rice, and chili and rice to the first 350 attendees. We are going after exercise to get our goodies...and of course, to listen to what KIUC is up to. Have a great spa... Read more

  • Day 32 The 5 Hour Rule & Edmonton

    7/27/2016 1:17:19 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Use hunger and the clock to listen to your hunger signals and to time your meals. Plan to eat every 5 hours. Set up mealtimes in advance and then eat regardless of the hunger level. Plan to eat within 30 minutes of the designated time. When you are too hungry it's difficult to judge portions a... Read more

  • He said he misses me!

    7/27/2016 1:16:26 PM, by LIZMVR

    Ok, so, I don't know if he truly meant it, but yesterday when I was talking with the new Jeremy on the phone after he worked during the day and I was back at my hotel room, he said he misses me. I, maybe inappropriately, kind of laughed and told him I miss him, too. This is true for me, but I'll adm... Read more

  • Juice fast day 17

    7/27/2016 1:01:29 PM, by WILDHUNTRESS

    is it really day 17 already? Wow I can't believe how fast time has gone. My mom was saying that if I keep it up then maybe I can extend it to 60 days like Joe Cross did. I'm not sure I want to. I am so ready for solid food but I can't give this up yet. I know that if I cave and say "good enough" I'l... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: July 27, 2016

    7/27/2016 11:40:45 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "Never make excuses. Your friends don't need them and your foes won't believe them." - John Wooden ... Read more

  • Grilled Shrimp With Roasted Pineapple And Habanero Sauce

    7/27/2016 9:46:58 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you hungry yet? Take a peek! Ingredients~ Large or extra-large shrimp, cleaned & deveined. Allow for approximately 3-4 shrimp per person 1/4 c olive oil or a bit more if there is a large quantity of shrimp 1 clove garlic, minced Roasted Pineapple & Hab... Read more

  • 7/27/16 Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. F. Scott F

    7/27/2016 8:14:37 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana Love Quote of the Day To live is like to love - all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it. Samuel Butler Art Quote of the Day Less is more. Ludwig Mi... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, July 27, 2016

    7/27/2016 7:40:50 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    July 27, 2016 BECAUSE HE SAYS SO Many times at work we do things because our management asks us to. Sometimes we are volunteered for certain projects. Other times we are placed on committees or given special work assignments. We have those extra work assignments because our management feels we ... Read more

  • Changes & new beginnings . . .

    7/27/2016 4:03:36 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    Most of us are so resistant to change, but sometimes change is good. It keeps us from getting into, and staying in, a rut. Blessings to you!! 247 390... Read more

  • Wednesday

    7/27/2016 3:24:23 AM, by JTREMBATH

    A great day today it was not cold when I went for my walk hardly any wind so I enjoyed it, a very busy day at work but it helps for the day to go quick.... Read more

  • 7-26-16

    7/27/2016 3:21:12 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Kaine get a good workout chasing red dot. He even begs me to get red dot out. Still not really happy about eating the dry cat food. He is eating the wet food, at least the pate stuff. I do have the chunk with gravy. I will have to check him on that. We go to see the vet tomorrow.... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 4

    7/27/2016 1:34:00 AM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today is Tuesday so I worked out with my trainer today. We did a lot of twisting and stretching so my back feels better tonight. It also helped that I was not on my feet all day at work today. Made it through another day only 96 more to go!... Read more

  • Tomorrow Mini-vacation, going to Bar Harbor on the ocean at Indian Point..

    7/26/2016 10:45:20 PM, by NORASPAT

    Yesterday I was asked to go to a cottage at Indian point Bar harbor. My walking buddy owns it and rents it so DH and I are going till the renters come. Well we were supposed to go till Saturday but I had a tiny Spark Meet in Augusta where we live and a few sparkers are going to the Annual Quilt sh... Read more

  • Some of my favorite summer recipes for summer

    7/26/2016 10:20:27 PM, by ERCELLAJS

    I really like to keep things simple in the summer. Potato Salad 4 potatos 4 hardboiled eggs 1 small onion Miracle Whip 1 tsp mustard Try to make enough for the 2 of us to have 2 meals. It is best fresh. Cucu, tomato, onion salad 1 cucumber... Read more

  • Tuesday's Words to Ponder

    7/26/2016 9:53:46 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Not feeling even close today, but coming on spark makes me smile;)

    7/26/2016 9:10:43 PM, by LOUANNAD

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  • Dear Stomach

    7/26/2016 8:00:38 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • Settling back into my routine

    7/26/2016 7:11:26 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Fell asleep real early last night, and Cooper woke me up early this morning. But it felt good to be in my apartment with my own pillow, and food. I cooked dinner for Patty last night, but other than that I have mostly avoided people today. I did go out to my parents' house this morning with my mo... Read more

  • I'm giving this a shot.

    7/26/2016 4:56:20 PM, by KERRYG155

    Hi! I am Aaliyah (uh-lee-uh) and I went on my first vacation with my grandma and grandpa Gochnour when I was 7 months old. We got up early to leave Orange Park, Florida, and drove and drove spending nights in motel rooms. Our first big stop was in Lincoln, Nebraska, where my grandparents were ... Read more

  • Summer Successes and Challenges

    7/26/2016 2:51:32 PM, by REBECCATKD

    Two months without a blog? You can tell my work laptop was turned in for the summer! Here's what's new: Successes: 1. Lots of fun with my family, including an adventure trip across Wisconsin, Minnesota, and South Dakota ending at Devil's Tower National Monument in Wyoming. Lots of hiking to s... Read more

  • MIXED BAG OF EVENTS!

    7/26/2016 2:39:47 PM, by SMIDGON

    John had another treatment today! They are making him more tired. I had another blood draw yesterday. If that dr calls me again, wanting me to take more b.p meds.. I am going to unload on him. He has me on 4 different b.p. meds NOW. And, my pressure still going up and down. I am s... Read more

  • Tuesday

    7/26/2016 2:11:37 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    Hubby has a dental appointment in Lihue today, so we have a lunch date. Not sure if our granddaughter will be with us. She was supposed to stay with hubby, but who knows? Have a great sparking day!... Read more

  • Day 31 Hunger Scale & KFC

    7/26/2016 1:44:12 PM, by KALISWALKER

    100 DWL - How to decide when you are hungry. Do you watch the clock or wait until you feel hungry? But if you nibble all day you may not get hunger signals. There is a 3 point hunger scale 0 Neutral, not hungry, not full -1 A little hungry -2 Very hungry -3 Starved way too hungry ... Read more

  • Back in California this week

    7/26/2016 1:19:55 PM, by LIZMVR

    I travel quite a bit for my job, which has its own detrimental effects on both my diet and exercising and on my attempts to date. I've been home in Colorado for about three weeks after the July 4th holiday, though. So, I feel a bit like I'm getting back in the saddle in terms of work this week. ... Read more

  • just got back from gym

    7/26/2016 9:25:06 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    good Morning; boy am I getting strong. I love it. I was one of these kids in school that did not do good in gym. I was the last one chosen for a team. I love exercise and it makes my physically, mentally and spiritually feel much better. I get cranky if I can not get my exercise in. this is ta... Read more

  • Corn Relish

    7/26/2016 9:01:45 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Take your cook'in to the great outdoors and do not forget this! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 cups fresh or frozen corn 2 cups chopped onions 2 cups chopped tomatoes 2 cups chopped seeded cucumber 1 large green pepper, chopped 1 c sugar 1 c cider vineg... Read more

  • 7/26/16 If you can't convince them, confuse them. Harry S Truman

    7/26/2016 7:53:26 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life. Simone Weil Love Quote of the Day We love but once, for once only are we perfectly equipped for loving. Cyril Connolly Art Quote of the Day A work of art is the unique result... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, July 26, 2016

    7/26/2016 5:39:53 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    July 26, 2016 DO WHAT IS RIGHT There will be times when we are working and have situations where we have to make tough decisions. The manager asks us do to something unethical. Our coworkers want us to take a longer lunch break or keep quiet about something they did wrong. Someone outside the c... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: July 26, 2016

    7/26/2016 5:13:51 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." - John Wooden ... Read more

  • Learning to be grateful . . .

    7/26/2016 4:11:07 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    This life is hard, y'all!! Some days are harder than others. I am trying to learn to be more grateful, even during the very difficult times of life. It's so, so hard!! Sometimes you have to take a step back from the situation and ask yourself, "Where is the good in this situation? What le... Read more

  • Tuesday

    7/26/2016 3:45:53 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Had a relaxing morning, micro tested 4 scopes and microtested the water to my machines as that has to be done every month, the scopes have to be every 3 months and I have 16 to do.... Read more

  • 7-25-15

    7/26/2016 3:00:28 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Set up an appointment for Wednesday. See how much Kaine likes traveling when he isn't under the influence of medication. Found one of his daytime hiding places, under the computer desk chair. That was one of Niles' favorite dark places to sleep. I'm sure it still smells like Niles. Kaine loves to pl... Read more

  • its all a matter of priorities

    7/26/2016 12:32:43 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    i've done lots of fun things lately. On Sunday Dear Niece and I drove to the Manawatu to see the Frida Kahlo photographs exhibition. http://www.temanawa.co.nz/fr
    ida/ DN took some photos of her own as we were driving back along the coast road. The weather served us up severe gales and the se... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 3

    7/25/2016 11:59:28 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today was tough but I did manage to do 30 minutes of floor body weight exercises(bridges,planks, etc). I also got about 30 minutes of walking in at work today. After being on my feet again all day and walking over 12,000 steps my back is just done for the day. I went out to dinner tonight with my hu... Read more

  • Monday's Words to Ponder

    7/25/2016 11:48:11 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Today I walked alone. No-one was around so DH drove me to walk the rail trail.

    7/25/2016 9:32:39 PM, by NORASPAT

    I needed a walk. My walking buddy was busy so I did it alone. The rail trail was very busy today. Mostly adults and not many runners so it was a good day. I heard no more Sturgeon, I wonder why they are not here. Perhaps it has been I was walking up at the wrong tide. The trees are blocking ... Read more

  • Long Term Goals

    7/25/2016 9:01:00 PM, by OLD-NACL

    Today's Spark Coach task is to set some long term goals - it has been a while since I have updated my goals. Of course my central goal is to be the best husband, father, son, brother, and friend that I can be. Accepting I have my filters on how I process things I am told or I witness (and that oth... Read more

  • Re-beginnings

    7/25/2016 8:12:26 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Today, I have walked nearly 6000 steps already. I went to the dentist, had a filling, and survived. I am a total dental wimp. I spent most of the day pulling important family financial papers together, and nearly completed the task. Then, I went to my doctor for semi-annual check up. I am no... Read more

  • Sugar-Free Ketchup With Lemon Zest And Chili Paste

    7/25/2016 6:07:20 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you grill'in and out of ketchup? Well then, make your own! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 6-oz. can of tomato paste 1/3 c water 2 tbsp. of your preferred sugar substitute (optional) 2 tbsp. onions 2 cloves garlic 1 tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. ground allspice... Read more

  • Never Stop Praying

    7/25/2016 4:53:38 PM, by BETRHO48

    1 Thessalonians 5:17 ... Read more

  • No Matter

    7/25/2016 4:23:33 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • Monday

    7/25/2016 3:53:28 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    Yay, it's a new week. We have a new permanent employee starting today. It's been six months with a temporary person (who could do everything except for a pcard), so it's great to have someone who can do all the tasks needed for the division. Happy sparking!... Read more

  • Home again

    7/25/2016 2:19:03 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Last night the folks next to us in the hotel were partying, and smoking weed. I was not happy. But today we were let back into our apartments so now I am happy and relieved! Cooper is doing his flat dog impression at my feet, and I get to eat some of my own food for a change. Even eating out I ... Read more

  • Getting much done - and staying on food plan

    7/25/2016 11:59:43 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I got good sleep. I have written letters, did household chores and running errands. DH is making arrangements to see his mom - they are moving into assistant living apartment. The apartment is pretty expensive. DH is going to check things out. They only have money for 5 years o... Read more

  • flowing firmly

    7/25/2016 11:44:57 AM, by FITBIZZZ

    It just occurred to me that I'm my lowest weight since I can remember. Well not my 20s and high school, still working on getting back to my fighting weight (more like my flute playing weight). BUT for now, I haven't been this light since 2012 and I was 3 lbs heavier then. Then it dawned on me, ... Read more

  • Back at it - Week 3

    7/25/2016 9:59:03 AM, by NHES220

    Well, this week was not as successful - scale is up 1.6 to 158. What went right this week? I went to my HIIT class Monday and Thursday. Ran 1.5 miles on Friday on the treadmill. I ran 4 miles on Saturday on the treadmill and went to a cardio boxing class Saturday afternoon. I averaged o... Read more

  • Some Encouragement

    7/25/2016 9:15:38 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    IN this troubled world we could all use something positive. Here are a couple of videos which I love: http://youtu.be/1nrcZQliOGI http://youtu.be/Z8SPwT3nQZ8 http://youtu.be/8EVq0H2FWzQ?
    list=PLz5aCFLW-hwUm78zhqGy
    F_j8r4UQhEkWJ Have a healthy and happy day!... Read more

  • Spark coach

    7/25/2016 8:27:01 AM, by MISSA526

    One thing I've noticed as a improvement is all my clothes are fitting much looser. The shorts that were tight last summer are practically falling off of me now! Yay!!... Read more

  • 7/25/16 A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship. John D.

    7/25/2016 8:07:46 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values. William Ralph Inge Love Quote of the Day To be able to say how much love, is love but little. Petrarch Art Quote of the Day Art depends on luck and talent. Francis Ford Coppola ... Read more

  • Focus on the good . . .

    7/25/2016 7:01:31 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    Lots going on here. Had my mammogram on Friday & got the all clear. Yay!!! I have my 6-month blood check with my oncologist today. Hubby & I were in an accident on Saturday on the way to see my mom-in-law at the hospital. I think the doofus who hit us was txt'ing & driving. 28 We go... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Monday, July 25, 2016

    7/25/2016 6:25:18 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    July 25, 2016 FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS There are people in this world who are clearly working against Jesus. They mock God's word and discount everything He has done. Just as Jesus reminded the Pharisees He was working for God and not man or Satan, we are to do the same. If we aren't working for God,... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: July 25, 2016

    7/25/2016 6:07:11 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    β€œDon't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” - John Wooden... Read more

  • Monday

    7/25/2016 3:10:31 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Went to work I had an appointment with hand therapy for my hand asked her why I wa getting sharp pain going up my arm she seems to think I am doing to much with it and the tendons are the problem, she has given me another brace to try that I can wear most of the time to restrict the movement in my w... Read more

  • 7-24-16

    7/25/2016 2:37:51 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Kaine spent the day in a new hiding place. At least I couldn't find him. I think he was in the basement, but I'm not even sure about that. It got hot again today, but right now it is nice and cool. I might be able to sleep tonight. Last night I sweated most of the night and didn't fall asleep until ... Read more

  • Sunday's Words tonPonder

    7/25/2016 12:02:16 AM, by JUDY1676

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  • Today was hot and busy but I do like busy.

    7/24/2016 11:29:52 PM, by NORASPAT

    Today I accomplished something that needed to do. We have a chain link fence and it was damaged being hit by a Deer. It buckled the gate and the Deer ran off. I keep thinking he went away and was not hurt. We looked and never saw it again. I took the chain link and using pliers I got it... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 2

    7/24/2016 11:23:00 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    I made it through day 2 of exercise! Once again I rode my stationary bike for 30 minutes. I realized that it had been a long time since I had been able to exercise with out pain. Riding the bike is much easier on my knee then walking is. Over the last few years I have developed arthritis in my knee ... Read more

  • Sunday

    7/24/2016 9:18:26 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    It's a muggy Sunday. Tropical Storm headed our way. Hopefully it won't be too bad. House cleaning today. Starting to rain... Happy sparking everyone!... Read more

  • Fast Forward

    7/24/2016 7:38:07 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • kayaking, movie, etc

    7/24/2016 4:58:27 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    You know a few days ago in a blog I mentioned that I would probably kill someone if I had to live with them for six months, much less 50 years? Well, I have discovered my true limit is about 3 days! That said... I got up before 6am this morning and went kayaking with my brother. I enjoyed the... Read more

  • Oops Week 9 already...I missed a month!

    7/24/2016 12:45:08 PM, by SPOONGIRLDEB

    Sometimes life gets in the way of life. Funny how that works, isn't it? I'm somehow already at week 9 of my new start. I'm down 12 pounds so far, which isn't a lot but progress is progress! The last couple of weeks I didn't go to the gym at all, and I haven't been eating as well as I should. De... Read more

  • life in recovery, truth

    7/24/2016 12:32:04 PM, by MRSKATEDUVALL

    Reality hits me in the face. So, earlier this week, I went to my OA meeting, and a person there shared some things that set wrong with me. I know that not everyone I will meet in my recovery life is as educated about addiction in a book way as I am. I have LOTS of book life. And in this stereotype, ... Read more

  • July update

    7/24/2016 12:05:57 PM, by WILDKAT781

    Hi everyone! Was asked to update so here you go. I don't have any more losses to report..I have plateaued at 83 pounds lost. I knew a plateau was coming so I'm not to bothered by it. I am NOT gaining which is a huge plus! As for my wound...well not so good news there. Although... Read more

  • 7/24/16 When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat. Ronald Reagan

    7/24/2016 11:08:42 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Love Quote of the Day An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband. Booth Tarkington Art Quote of the Day Any authentic work of art must start an... Read more

  • needed more support so I took action

    7/24/2016 9:16:14 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; when I was in my 20's I got into Overeaters Anonymous. Where I was living I went to actual meetings. But since I had lost contact, the organization now has gotten very global with telephone meetings. they are fabulous. there were people from all parts of the country and world on t... Read more

  • Chard Salad

    7/24/2016 8:57:35 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I will meet you in the garden! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 3 lb. chard stems 1 qt. water 1 clove garlic 1 tsp. salt 1/3 c. oil 1/2 c. lemon juice 1 tsp. dried crushed mint Directions~ Cut chard stems into 1-inch pieces and boil them in water ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, July 24, 2016

    7/24/2016 7:54:00 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    July 24, 2016 WORK IN THE CHURCH When we become Christians and make a profession of faith, it doesn't stop there. It is just beginning. A new life in Christ means a change in our lives. We don't accept Jesus into our hearts and then keep on living like the world. No. We change. He changes us. H... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: July 24, 2016

    7/24/2016 6:35:03 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "Life always begins with one step outside of your comfort zone.” - Shannon L. Alder... Read more

  • Sunday

    7/24/2016 3:45:44 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Feeling a bit better today not sure why I felt like that yesterday probably just needed a complete rest.... Read more

  • 7-23-16

    7/24/2016 2:02:20 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Kaine has some interesting ideas about what is eatable and what isn't. Hopefully it is all related to his dental work. Otherwise he is going to get very skinny. I went out this afternoon. I really shouldn't do that when it's over 90 degrees. It makes me very tired.... Read more

  • Dog days of summer

    7/24/2016 1:51:42 AM, by KAMCCLARY

    It has been one long, hot, long and very hot summer...Even though I had the first part of July off, the chaotic shape the world is in with all the cop killings, minority killings has made me paranoid to the point I just do not want to face anybody or anything. Motivation-zilch, nada, nothing. Weig... Read more

  • Saturday

    7/24/2016 1:35:33 AM, by ARNETTELEE

    We went to Lihue to get hubby's car serviced. Then headed to a hurricane preparedness workshop at the armory. Grands came over for a little bit and we picked some tangelo off our tree. Now to head to the post office to check the mail and then have dinner. Happy sparking!... Read more

  • Saturday's Words tonPonder

    7/24/2016 12:28:28 AM, by JUDY1676

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  • This is a Watchbird watching a Lump

    7/24/2016 12:19:50 AM, by MELODIOUSJ

    My mom had this book when she was growing up by Munro Leaf called "Three and Thirty Watchbirds." She read it to us kids a LOT as we were growing up. One of the unfortunate creatures in the book is a Lump- someone who just sits around like a lump unless someone thinks of something for it to do. Th... Read more

  • Quick Blog tonight after along day. A good day.

    7/23/2016 11:44:14 PM, by NORASPAT

    My walking buddy asked if we could walk since it was a hot day. We walked. I had a problem with Dongle and asked DH to put in new Battery. After the walk the tracker was zero so I opened it up and the paper backing was overlooked. I tried to find the maps of the rail trail but it was not the... Read more

  • High School Confidential-Borrowed

    7/23/2016 9:45:15 PM, by LESSOFMOORE

    Tell us about your SENIOR year of high school! The longer ago it was, the more fun the answers will be!! The year was: 1974 1. Did you know your spouse? No 2. Did you car pool to school? No, I rode the school bus. 3. What kind of car did you have? None. I didn't even know anyon... Read more

  • My SparkPeople Journey

    7/23/2016 9:09:18 PM, by MSROZZIE

    There is no such thing as "all at once" on this SparkPeople journey to a healthy lifestyle. The journey to a healthy lifestyle is unique. Unlike other journeys, we can't just pick a destination, hope a jet, and get there quickly on the power of the plane. We are the mode of transportation and... Read more

  • jokes and summer exercises

    7/23/2016 7:38:01 PM, by CANDOK1260

    Our blog for this week for our BSG challenge is: How does exercise differ for you during the hot summer days? What is a favorite summer activity? Since my main exercise is walking it don't differ much in summer or winter. Except the walk are longer in the summer and there more days we can walk, M... Read more

  • ABC Song

    7/23/2016 7:35:22 PM, by SPEDED2

    “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 1

    7/23/2016 6:53:27 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today I am committing to exercising and blogging every day for 100 days. The 100th day will be Halloween. Today I rode the exercise bike for 30 minutes.... Read more

  • The adventure continues...

    7/23/2016 6:42:16 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    The situation in my apartment building has actually gotten worse. Today, conditions were bad enough on my floor that we weren't even allowed back in our apartments with an escort. So Patty and I are at the hotel... probably for another two nights. I am appreciating the AC. I miss the constant co... Read more

  • went to see DS and his wife

    7/23/2016 6:23:45 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good evening; went to see the museum of his division. I was surprised that he could handle it. Things were going good when we went into the museum store, there was a print of two pilots in a helicopter he used to work on. They were asking for donations for the children of the pilots since they d... Read more

  • 7/23/2016

    7/23/2016 5:08:47 PM, by LIVELAUFLUV

    I was at an event recently where there were no electronic devices allowed. It was a really odd feeling, not being able to photograph the special event that was going on. It was also kind of cool, because instead of people focusing on whether they got a good photo, they actually paid attention to w... Read more

  • About Me.

    7/23/2016 12:03:50 PM, by JINXYRAE

    A little about me. I am an extremely private person so this is a hard blog to write. I am a transplanted Texan, originally from Georgia. I think I must be a closet eater. If no one sees me eat it then it must not count as calories. I love to be with friends. This is also my first Blog ever.... Read more

  • 7/23/16 Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Napoleon Bonaparte

    7/23/2016 11:40:32 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Patience is the companion of wisdom. Saint Augustine Love Quote of the Day Love comes unseen; we only see it go. Henry Austin Dobson Art Quote of the Day The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique. Isaac Bashevis Sing... Read more

  • Week 3 of Fatloss diet

    7/23/2016 9:05:47 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    Another week of struggle. This week the hunger feeling and cravings went down. Still there but much less. Now I struggled with constipation. Even though I drink about 3 liters of water a day. Well used fiber powder and fiber capsules. The Fatloss Lab Lady says this is all normal. Has to do wit... Read more

  • Oatmeal Muffins

    7/23/2016 8:39:18 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Have you had your oat;s today? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 c of quick cooking oatmeal 3/4 c of milk (whole, 1 or 2% or skim) 1/2 c of vegetable oil 1/3 c packed brown sugar 1 egg 1 c of flour 3 tsps baking powder Dash of salt 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Saturday, July 23, 2016

    7/23/2016 6:34:08 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    July 23, 2016 VOLUNTEER WORK Words can be spoken by anyone. Anyone can recite something that sounds really great. Anyone can "talk a good game" as they say. However, we need to be willing to walk the talk. We need to be following through with what we are telling others to do. When we say we are... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: July 23, 2016

    7/23/2016 3:24:02 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "Every single time you help somebody stand up you are helping humanity rise.” - Steve Maraboli... Read more

  • 7-22-16

    7/23/2016 2:50:07 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Kaine does not like dry cat food. He has ignored the dry food that is out. Makes me wonder if he'll be interested in treats. I'll check that on Sunday. Plus the catnip. If he likes treats, I may get a puzzle ball for him to play with. Time to do some vacuuming again.... Read more

  • Saturday

    7/22/2016 11:42:31 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Not a nice day today went for my walk early because if I did not go then I probably would not go as I was not feeling the best.... Read more

  • Friday's Words to Ponder

    7/22/2016 11:19:14 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Humid Weather, Pain and Program

    7/22/2016 8:57:32 PM, by MIRACLE47

    It has been another humid day in Memphis. I was able to hit my program today even if it had to be done outside. I got to find a specialist to help me control the physical pain.... Read more

  • My very long drive in the R.V. was excellent, it was a lovely day.

    7/22/2016 7:49:58 PM, by NORASPAT

    Hi everyone I drove about 60 miles round trip. I climbed in and backed the R.V. out into our circle and it was great to be able to drive it again. I wanted to drive to Waterville, I know that road so it was helpful to just drive on a very familiar road. I drove through our development and thr... Read more

  • Trying out monthly plans

    7/22/2016 7:36:09 PM, by MELODIOUSJ

    I want a budget. My significant other does not particularly care for such things, so this is not an easy prospect. But to help, I've decided to try planning out all of our dinners for the entire month. Yesterday, I went and shopped for all the non-perishables we know we will need for the month. I'm ... Read more

  • Random Memories

    7/22/2016 7:14:41 PM, by SPEDED2

    Once again...another insane attack! Please, Pray for Peace. 459... Read more