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  • Starting to really focus on what I need right now

    10/20/2017 1:37:07 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    Today is the second day in a row that I've focused on burning at least 1000 calories/day in addition to my BMR. I am also tracking every bite of food, so that I at generating at least a 1000 calorie deficit/day. Today's calorie burn was a 5.6 mile walk around the lake in 80minutes. Yep. Th... Read more

  • Friday

    10/20/2017 11:27:33 AM, by SPEDED2

    Have a happy, healthy weekend. Pray for the world. Pray for Tolerance, Acceptance, & Peace. 458 459... Read more

  • My 5 AM Epiphany

    10/20/2017 8:48:36 AM, by GLASSART43

    After a rare 8 hours of sleep, I was visiting SparkCoach and read something by Coach Becky that finally made sense to me, the definition of “happy weight.” “Your happy weight isn't about a chart or graph or some magical number you've had in your head for years about what you ''should'' weigh. I... Read more

  • 10/20/17 Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers. Isaac Asimov

    10/20/2017 8:38:33 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time. Theodore Roosevelt Love Quote of the Day Who so loves believes the impossible. Elizabeth Barrett Browning Art Quote of the Day Art is the daughter of freedom. Friedrich Schiller Nature Quote of the Day Nature.... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, October 20, 2017

    10/20/2017 6:12:27 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 20, 2017 WE NEED HELP Going to the doctor is not always fun. Usually, we go because we have something we need checked out or we are going for a routine visit. Most who go to the doctor are in need of help. However, there are those who refuse to go because they think doctors can’t help o... Read more


    10/20/2017 5:59:25 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    Have been absent for 4 days as my hubby and I were in Asheville, N.C. attending a Senior conference with our seniors group from Crossroads Baptist Church in Valdosta, Ga. We heard from Dr. Jerry Vines, Dennis Swanberg, and Greater Vision, a Gospel group. We enjoyed a great time and went to Black Mo... Read more

  • 1 in 8...

    10/20/2017 4:13:13 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    It is October again...breast cancer awareness month. As a survivor, I try to remind all of you at least twice a year to go get your mammograms if you haven't done so. Tonight our church retreat starts after work & hubby & I will be busy with that all weekend. Should be fun! ... Read more

  • 10-19-17

    10/20/2017 1:33:58 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    For some reason I thought it was the 20th today. I tried to do some of the things I do on the 20th, but nothing happened. Checked the date and realized why. I will have to do them tomorrow. I am still sleeping more that usual. This healing thing is very annoying. My leg itches and I can't get in a g... Read more

  • Today's Bible verse

    10/19/2017 11:45:35 PM, by ANHELIC

    So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up. So then, whenever we have an opportunity; let us work for the good of all. Galatians:6:9-10 Remember, w... Read more

  • Thursday’s Words to Ponder

    10/19/2017 11:20:29 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for October 19 and 20

    10/19/2017 10:23:30 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration:  Spend a little time each day taking care of your own physical and emotional needs and the rest of your day will be more effective. Lord, help me to enrich and care for myself so that I am not depleted of energy and health and have something within that I can use to enrich others.... Read more

  • Getting better every day

    10/19/2017 3:13:29 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I'm feeling a bit better every day. On today's walk, I began to really think about things. Yes, I'll be soon saying good bye to this apartment and being able to walk around the lake. But I'll be back home with my dogs and my hubby. I have struggled to fit into that small community, but it ... Read more

  • No Matter

    10/19/2017 1:43:58 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for the world. Pray for Tolerance, Acceptance, & Peace. 458 459... Read more

  • 10/19/17 Time is money. Benjamin Franklin

    10/19/2017 8:39:00 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day When all else is lost, the future still remains. Christian Nestell Bovee Love Quote of the Day If any person wish to be idle, let them fall in love. Ovid Art Quote of the Day Art is not a thing; it is a way. Elbert Hubbard Nature Quote of the Day Miracle... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, October 19, 2017

    10/19/2017 6:02:04 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 19, 2017 RIGHTEOUS BECAUSE OF FAITH Righteousness is the state of living and doing the right things all the time according to God’s law and His word. It is something we can strive for on our own but can’t truly be acquired because we are all sinners. Our faith in God will help us be cou... Read more

  • Into the garden...

    10/19/2017 4:19:41 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    While on vacation, we visited Garvan Woodland Gardens. What a beautiful place!! In the fairy garden: In the Japanese garden: We encountered these guys along the way: 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • 10-18-17

    10/19/2017 1:47:23 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    I had a blog written, but hit the wrong button and it went away. Poo. Bob came over and changed some darksuckers that were full. Kaine is sleeping at my feet, making it difficult for me to move my feet. He is a silly cat.... Read more

  • Wednesday’s Words to Ponder

    10/18/2017 11:17:05 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Day by Day

    10/18/2017 9:11:10 PM, by SPEDED2

    Where are the adults? Who are they? Pray for the world. Pray for Tolerance, Acceptance, & Peace. 458 459... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for October 18 and 19

    10/18/2017 8:12:40 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration:  Good is always coming to you. No matter what is happening in your life, you can bless it with prayer and be peaceful. Lord, You give me the courage to face any situation confidently and victoriously. Daily Scripture & Reflection: The peace of God, which surpasses all compre... Read more

  • Today was a pretty good day.

    10/18/2017 7:48:26 PM, by LKWQUILTER

    I was dreading today and the memories as it is my love's 2nd Birthday in heaven. He would have been 70 years old. I had thought about having a little party for his memory but decided it would be tooooo hard for me. I really don't like to show others my feelings as I am a pretty private person. A... Read more

  • Back from today's walk

    10/18/2017 2:08:10 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I'm feeling a little better every day. I re-read the paper that they provided me outlining how I was not meeting the job requirements. I know that sounds sad, but in all honesty, it has helped me realize that I was not fitting into that job. That it wasn't just me dropping the ball one day, ... Read more

  • 10/18/17 I can, therefore I am. Simone Weil

    10/18/2017 8:39:39 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day To be free is to have achieved your life. Tennessee Williams Love Quote of the Day The gain is not the having of children; it is the discovery of love and how to be loving. Polly Berrien Berends Art Quote of the Day Love the art in yourself and not yourself in th... Read more

  • 9 Year Old with Phone!

    10/18/2017 6:56:15 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    My ex gave my 9 year old a phone. Now she is texting me and calling me constantly even at odd hours. Her last message was about having a flipping boyfriend. I told her she was too young to have a boyfriend and I hope it is a dog. I have been feeling overwhelmed. Need to absolutely do my l... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    10/18/2017 6:36:44 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 18, 2017 WHEN THE PROUD ATTACK THE GODLY Most of us have been bullied or made fun of at one time or another in life. It doesn’t feel really good when it is happening but it eventually passes and the bully leaves us alone. When the proud attack the godly, it is really useless for two rea... Read more

  • Sparkcoach

    10/18/2017 6:35:10 AM, by MISSA526

    Instead of eating too much I can color, crochet, call a friend or do some yoga.... Read more

  • More Up Than Down

    10/18/2017 4:48:54 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    My last blog was more of a downer so I'm going to focus more on the good. The thing is I wanted to start losing weight so that I could live life. It took me losing the initial 90 pounds to start living life and doing all the things I wanted to do. But then I realized I could have been living life at... Read more

  • Head in the clouds...

    10/18/2017 4:21:21 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    Photos from the plane: See that one crazy little cloud sticking up? 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • 10-17-17

    10/18/2017 1:47:16 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Went in and had the wound re-bandaged and checked up on. It always seems to hurt the first day after that. I know it is partly because of the wound cleaning that has to happen and the new medicine, but it still is uncomfortable. Go back next week Tuesday. Tomorrow I'm going to the library for anothe... Read more

  • Tuesday’s Words to Ponder

    10/17/2017 11:07:37 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • still plugging away

    10/17/2017 9:34:46 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I'm still plugging away. I woke up this morning after a nightmare again. A nightmare about the job I recently lost. I know it's a trauma. I'm just finding it frustrating. In all honesty, I'm getting over it much faster than I normally would, but it's still a struggle. I'm back at my s... Read more

  • Another Grateful

    10/17/2017 8:09:51 PM, by SPEDED2

    My goal is to be grateful for what I have and not complain about what I don't. Pray for the world. Pray for Tolerance, Acceptance, & Peace. 458 459... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for October 17 and 18

    10/17/2017 7:35:33 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration:  Think good and wise thoughts over and over again until you make them your own. Lord, You have given me a strong foundation and the strength to stand firm for what I believe. Daily Scripture & Reflection: The Lord… does not become tired or need rest. No one can understand ho... Read more

  • Day 2136- How Do People Do It?

    10/17/2017 6:50:42 PM, by BOBCATGIRL76

    I was originally going to title this, how do Mom's do it, then realized there are plenty of stay at home dad's as well. Yes, I am alive. J.D. and Henry are great. Henry has 6 teeth with two more on the way and isn't even 6 months yet... It could be a combination of traveling a lot (... Read more

  • Ending the year strong

    10/17/2017 6:42:16 PM, by -SUGARKISSES-

    Hello Spark Friends! 213 524 I've been having some money issues lately, but after finally getting caught back up, I am able to get WiFi up and running again. I also had some computer troubles too, but I was able to get my desktop computer working again. Anyhow, it's good to be back! Eve... Read more

  • Fifi fizzing

    10/17/2017 1:55:40 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Have you ever had kvass? There is a company in NZ making it, and DH likes it. The brand he drinks is called Brod. It comes in nice bottles and they have a rose flavored kvass which I quite like. But not as much as wine or beer. My neighbour gave me a scoby yesterday. I had mentioned I wanted to g... Read more

  • Back after some time and hopefully I can keep it that way!!lol!!

    10/17/2017 1:32:50 PM, by HIMELISSA2007

    Since I have a few moments and need to get back on SP, I have decided to write this blog. I have to say the hurricane season has set me back a few months and of course I have put on some inches and weight. The good news is I have been trying to get back to good habits. Last week I walked 2 miles ... Read more

  • 10/17/17 Where there is no vision, there is no hope. George Washington Carver

    10/17/2017 8:50:23 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day They're only truly great who are truly good. George Chapman Love Quote of the Day People happy in love have an air of intensity. Stendhal Love Quote of the Day People happy in love have an air of intensity. Stendhal Nature Quote of the Day A weed is but ... Read more

  • 10/17/17 Where there is no vision, there is no hope. George Washington Carver

    10/17/2017 8:50:21 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day They're only truly great who are truly good. George Chapman Love Quote of the Day People happy in love have an air of intensity. Stendhal Love Quote of the Day People happy in love have an air of intensity. Stendhal Nature Quote of the Day A weed is but ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    10/17/2017 6:55:41 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 17, 2017 PROUD AND POWERFUL There are those in this world who are proud and powerful. They appear to have everything they need and are proud of what they have and what they do. Their conceit is obvious as they show off all their things. They choose not to associate with people “beneath”... Read more

  • Here comes the sun...

    10/17/2017 4:21:21 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    If you know anything about me, you know I love sunrises & sunsets... Psalm 19:1 (ESV) - The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork. A few sunrises from our balcony over Lake Hamilton: I caught a great sunset on the way to the reso... Read more

  • 10-16-17

    10/17/2017 1:46:50 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Today was Dad's 93rd birthday. I went to book club. My knees and shoulder still hurt. I finished the antibiotic I've been taking. Tomorrow I go back to the doctor. When I left the house today, I knocked the recycling container down the basement stairs. It's a mess.... Read more

  • Monday’s Words to Ponder

    10/16/2017 11:40:30 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Grateful

    10/16/2017 8:51:04 PM, by SPEDED2

    Today I am grateful for all those things that I do not have: wildfires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, shootings, and earthquakes. I'm sure there are other things I've missed. Pray for the world. Pray for Tolerance, Acceptance, & Peace. 458 459... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for October 16 and 17

    10/16/2017 7:37:43 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration:  Weeds grow easily, but flowers need care and nurturing to bloom. Lord, may I turn away from evil and tenderly encourage the goodness that comes my way so that I, too, may blossom.  Daily Scripture & Reflection: We give thanks to thee, O God; we give thanks; we call on thy n... Read more

  • jokes and pet peeves

    10/16/2017 7:15:18 PM, by CANDOK1260

    One of our A&I team blog assignments for this week of our challenge: The second week in October was Pet Peeve Week. A pet peeve is a minor irritation or stressor that an individual identifies as particularly annoying to him or her. A key aspect of a pet peeve is that it seems to be acceptable to oth... Read more

  • Forty-Seven Years (Plus) Later...

    10/16/2017 6:00:49 PM, by JUNEAU2010

    Yesterday, a dream partially came true. My two sisters closest in age to me were together and drove up to spend a few hours with me! The big deal? The last time we were together, they were in early grade school. Mother sent me to live with my dad. Long, very long, story short, we have... Read more

  • 10/16/17 Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. John W. Gardner

    10/16/2017 8:04:47 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day With renunciation life begins. Amelia Barr Love Quote of the Day True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can it be denied where it does. Torquato Tasso Art Quote of the Day The first money I ever earned was for drawing stone tools. Mary Leakey ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Monday, October 16, 2017

    10/16/2017 5:28:19 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 16, 2017 PATIENT WITH THE PROUD Sometimes other people can really try our patience. We see people who are doing wrong in this world because of their own pride. They want what they want. They do as they please. We see this on the news. We see this in our communities. We see this sometime... Read more

  • Howdy, y'all!!

    10/16/2017 4:15:23 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    I'm back!! This week, I'll share some photos from my trip. Hubby & I were on vacation last week in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Here are some photos of Anthony Chapel in Garvan Woodland Gardens. So gorgeous!! 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • What, it's Monday already?

    10/16/2017 2:50:54 AM, by LUNADRAGON

    That is what I was thinking a few minutes ago, as I had to stop and think about how long my pause has been. I've had trouble sleeping the last couple nights as my laryngitis turned into a hacking cough. Somehow I got a good amount of sleep in between lots of tossing around, and getting up with the c... Read more

  • 10-15-17

    10/16/2017 1:34:34 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    My left arm and shoulder hurt almost all the time. It has turned cold and my hip hurts. The knees are their usual stiff selves. I feel cold, especially in the evening. I see the doctor Tuesday about my leg. With luck, it has completely grown nice, new, pink skin. book club is tomorrow and I am ready... Read more

  • Sunday’s Words to Ponder

    10/15/2017 10:49:17 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • jokes and breast cancer

    10/15/2017 9:49:37 PM, by CANDOK1260

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the world health organization, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women and is claiming lives of thousands of women every year. This is why we must always be aware of breast cancer and how we can look out for it. Blog... Read more

  • 10/15/17 I know not age, nor weariness nor defeat. Rose Kennedy

    10/15/2017 8:12:32 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously. Henry Kissinger Love Quote of the Day Love is too young to know what conscience is. William Shakespeare Love Quote of the Day Love is too young to know what conscience is. William Shakespeare Nature ... Read more

  • Value

    10/15/2017 7:31:53 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for the world. Pray for Tolerance, Acceptance, & Peace. 458 459... Read more

  • watching myself

    10/15/2017 4:38:08 PM, by PENOWOK

    Day 15 is intended to be the start of the diet. I am in maintenance and don't ant to lose much but I DO want to learn to think like a thin person a la Beck pink book. I am already keeping a pretty close eye on what goes in and how much activity I have (calories in versus calories burned, considering... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for October 15 and 16

    10/15/2017 3:16:39 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration:  Most often a gentle approach is the best resolution to a conflict. Lord, I have been given today to improve myself and make life better for others.  Help me walk in the way that You lead me. Daily Scripture & Reflection: Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain t... Read more

  • Baby Quilt for Adley

    10/15/2017 2:47:58 PM, by LKWQUILTER

    This is the first project I made since my eye surgery almost 2 years ago. I did a pattern I had never done and used printed fabric for backing instead of unbleached muslin like I had always used. I am so pleased with how it turned out. Now to start number 2. ... Read more

  • Steps Toward Better Health

    10/15/2017 9:32:11 AM, by BOOKWERME

    this is the last entry from the article by RealAge, Inc. 2004 Get In Step "Steps toward beter Health No other prescription for your health is as free and easy as walking. It can even equal more vigorous forms of exercise in terms of its ability to improve your health profile. And it is... Read more

  • Hanging in at 180!

    10/15/2017 8:22:34 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    Haven't been able to keep up an exercise program so not really seeing any progress lately. My daughter had a great party last night and had lots of fun. I was glad. Had to drive in the dark though which I hate and got into an argument with my 9 year old about leaving her here while I picked... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, October 15, 2017

    10/15/2017 6:32:52 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 15, 2017 PRIDE IN THE HEARTS OF OTHERS Pride in the hearts of others is sometimes hard to see. The actions of others can send confusing signals. To find out why others don’t serve, we need to take time to get to know them. When a person is not getting involved in doing something at chur... Read more

  • Saturday

    10/15/2017 5:26:26 AM, by ARNETTELEE

    This is the first Saturday in a while that we didn't have an activity to do. So it was the usual laundry at a decent time. Whenever we have something to do, laundry is usually very late in the afternoon. It was a sunny and breezy day so the laundry dried quickly. Happy sparking everyone!... Read more


    10/15/2017 5:19:36 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    I have hope and I am not afraid to use it.... Read more

  • A good sleep, and drinking help me the most

    10/15/2017 2:55:39 AM, by HAKAPES

    Tracking food that I have started in August, seems to work well. Since then, my weight decrease from 91 to 88.5 kg. Some weeks there's more decrease, other weeks there are none. But the trick is to keep on with the habit with tracking. I decided to keep my breakfast habit, it seems that when I ... Read more

  • 10-14-17

    10/15/2017 1:28:28 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    I was thinking of going out today, but the wind came up. Fast and cold. I stayed inside as much as possible. I am still feeling stiff and chilled. 70 degrees didn't used to feel this cold.... Read more

  • Saturday’s Words to Ponder

    10/14/2017 11:14:53 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Saturday

    10/14/2017 9:19:47 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for the world. Pray for Tolerance, Acceptance, & Peace. 458 459... Read more

  • time to plan?

    10/14/2017 6:37:40 PM, by PENOWOK

    So on the Beck agenda for today... I have read my cards I sit to eat and I eat slowly, putting down the utensils between some of the bites and savoring the taste of what I am eating I am giving myself credit when I do things correctly I've had lots of spontaneous exercise (it's a laundry day... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for October 14 and 15

    10/14/2017 2:32:18 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration:  When something bothers or upsets you, you can either complain about it or make peace with it. Lord, help me promptly deal with the distractions of my day and move on to the things that truly make my day a pleasure. Daily Scripture & Reflection: Moses also said, “You will kn... Read more


    10/14/2017 1:39:06 PM, by ANHELIC

    We have to remember that God knew us before we were even born. He knows our every need, sin, and the joys and falls we have. He is ready to pick us up. We fall 7 times, but God helps us up 8 times. He knows how much we can handle and never gives us more unless He is there to help us. God ... Read more

  • 10/14/17 But he that dares not grasp the thorn Should never crave the rose. Anne Bronte

    10/14/2017 1:06:07 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. James Joyce Love Quote of the Day Only the broken-hearted know the truth about love. Mason Cooley Art Quote of the Day Where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art. Leonardo da Vin... Read more

  • I Wish I Felt Happier In General

    10/14/2017 8:05:41 AM, by BOOKWERME

    From Get In Step...article by RealAge, Inc. November 2004 "5. I wish I felt happier in general. Protecting and nurturing your mental health is an important part of overall wellness, and studies show that walking regularly has the ability to lower your stress levels. Also, studies show that a... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Saturday, October 14, 2017

    10/14/2017 6:25:38 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 14, 2017 BETRAYING FRIENDS We all know no one is perfect. We all have our faults. We are human. We all mess up. One reason we do mess up is pride. We think a lot of ourselves and we think of ourselves all the time. Possibly because we are with us all the time. We know what we want. We k... Read more


    10/14/2017 5:22:26 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    Smile Might as well LAUGH.... Read more

  • 10-13-17

    10/14/2017 2:15:25 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Took a bag of books and a bag of audio books to the resale place. They took all the books and most of the disks. I wasn't quite as tired when I got home, but my left knee is unhappy. Got the phone bill paid, and cleaned out the bill box.... Read more

  • Friday’s Words to Ponder

    10/13/2017 10:43:09 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Last Eye Update-I Hope

    10/13/2017 7:52:58 PM, by LKWQUILTER

    September 29 I finally got new glasses I could see with. I thought all would be great and it was so much better. I could drive and started quilting again but they just didn't fit right on my face. I thought it was me and I had to get used to wearing them again. This past Wednesday Shirly was riding ... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for October 13 and 14

    10/13/2017 7:34:19 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration:  Waste no time on situations that aren't worth your precious time. Lord, may I recognize pettiness for what it is and move on so that my imagination doesn't take over and give pettiness more value than it deserves. Daily Scripture & Reflection: He cuts off every branch in me... Read more

  • I gained!

    10/13/2017 5:46:06 PM, by SCUBAGAL07

    I went back to work Thursday after a mini vacation, it actually felt good to be back. I have been faithful with my exercise and eating habits feeling motivated and very happy with my progress. Today I was so happy with the recent knowledge I GAINED, about meal prepping. I prepared my lunches ... Read more

  • I'm hungry...

    10/13/2017 4:30:04 PM, by PENOWOK

    Yesterday's Beck assignment was to identify the difference between hunger, desire and craving, so we are asked to document our level of "hungry" before, during, after meals and then 20 minutes after the meal. Before breakfast, I was 4-5 (on a scale of 10, with 10 being famished). My stomach was gro... Read more

  • How many times can you start over? Part 2-Forgiveness

    10/13/2017 4:11:31 PM, by UKMOM638

    How many times can you start over? Well as many times as it takes is the correct answer. Part 2? I wrote a blog some time ago with the same title so this is Part 2 It was a featured blog which made me very proud. So what has happened since then. Several restarts, some success and some fa... Read more

  • 10/13/17 Greatness is a road leading towards the unknown. Charles de Gaulle

    10/13/2017 2:59:44 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Change before you have to. Jack Welch Love Quote of the Day Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it. Josh Billings Art Quote of the Day Art is born of humiliation. W. H. Auden Nature Quote of the Day ... Read more

  • this one's a bit of a downer still

    10/13/2017 11:29:53 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I am still struggling. No surprise. It was just a couple of days ago when I lost my job. The reality is that I'm doing better than even I expected at this point. It's just so hard in the morning. Not having a reason to get up early and get going. And the phone being so quiet. I have become use... Read more

  • I Wish I Could Lose Weight

    10/13/2017 9:00:26 AM, by BOOKWERME

    This one is personal for me...i didn't start serious losing until I started regular walking! Article from RealAge, Inc November 2004 Get In Step "4. I wish I could lose weight. Although you might think that losing weight is the only way to enjoy an improved health profile, the truth is... Read more

  • Fricay

    10/13/2017 8:37:00 AM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Tolerance, Acceptance, & World Peace. 458 459... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, October 13, 2017

    10/13/2017 6:38:19 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 13, 2017 WHEN OTHERS LEAVE US There has been a time in our lives when others have left or abandoned us. It may have been our parents. It may have been our children, a spouse, or a friend. People leave. People give up. People go their own way. Mostly because of pride. When someone is too... Read more


    10/13/2017 5:33:12 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    TAKE A RISK.... Read more

  • The Ups & Downs

    10/13/2017 3:45:14 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    I am not going to rehash all of my weight loss journey up and downs, because for starters it's looooooooooong. Then on top of that my handful of Spark Friends that I still have (and adore btw) know all about it and have heard it countless times before. I'll just let this graph that starts in 2012 wh... Read more

  • Oh...what have I been doing?

    10/13/2017 2:57:34 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Relaxing! Things are quiet at work and he weather hasn't been conducive to gardening so I have been tending my microgreens and kinda tidying and mooching and actually it's quite pleasant. Right now the evening is coming on, and the birds are flying busily around and about. The house is simply an ... Read more

  • 10-12-17

    10/13/2017 1:42:19 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Again to the doctor to get the wound recovered. They took off most of the dead skin and the weepy crust that won't help healing. It looks so much better. Kind of stings right now. Also got my INR blood taken. Should get that result tomorrow. I need to go pay the phone bill. I haven't done that yet. ... Read more

  • Thursday’s Words to Ponder

    10/12/2017 11:17:02 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • 10/12/17 Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much. Blaise Pascal

    10/12/2017 9:30:04 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire. Richard M. Nixon Love Quote of the Day When you say you are in love with humanity, you are well satisfied with yourself. Luigi Pirandello Art Quote of the Day I don't want life to imitate art. I want life to be... Read more