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  • Exciting day on the water

    6/24/2016 2:39:44 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I went kayaking with my brother, Jeremy, this morning on Lake Erie. Early start. We got on the water by 7:15am. We launched from Wright Park Beach in Dunkirk (NY). The beach is closed to swimming and the water smells funny, but we don't really get in the water, so it is okay. We decided to mose... Read more

  • Day 16 - Nurturing Power of Food

    6/24/2016 11:30:52 AM, by KALISWALKER

    If you eat to feel nurtured or calmed you will experience those feeling right away and it can be those 'first 2 bites'. That impacts your taste buds and your emotional response right away. Eating more won't bring added satisfaction or make you feel better. Today we are to eat something to 'fee... Read more

  • Functional Friday Recap

    6/24/2016 10:35:47 AM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Happy Friday! I'm quite glad that it is Friday AND that we get to stay home this weekend! I've so many things I want to do that I don't even know where to start, lol. Two things I want to do is (1) Finish sorting my clothes that are too big for me and the ones that fit. (2) Plant flowers and hav... Read more

  • read an article on Activity tracking

    6/24/2016 10:21:21 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning, the article goes on about technology is taking over one's life. But I use an app which tracks my food and my physical activity and it helps me greatly. But I do have a problem with FITBIT and all others that attach to your wrist. I got a FITBIT for Christmas a couple of years ago.... Read more

  • 6/24/16 Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners. Loretta Young ( b

    6/24/2016 7:51:15 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day The purpose of life is a life of purpose. Robert Byrne Love Quote of the Day Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words. Francois Rabelais Art Quote of the Day Illusion is the first of all pleasures. Volt... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, June 24, 2016

    6/24/2016 6:53:45 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    June 24, 2016 VICTORY OVER TEMPTATION Everyone in this world has been tempted one way or another. Temptation comes in many forms. It could be as small as being tempted to eat a piece of cake when we don't need to. It could be as big as stealing or cheating or even worse. Despite the temptations... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: June 24, 2016

    6/24/2016 6:35:05 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top.” - Yvon Chouinard... Read more

  • Friday

    6/24/2016 3:52:16 AM, by JTREMBATH

    A nice day today my walk was pleasant as it was just a great temperature 17 deg celcius but tomorrow it is going to turn to custard heavy rain and thunder storms so don't think I will be doing much.... Read more

  • Minute Rice, part 2.

    6/24/2016 12:42:37 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    Many people wrote asking about my contacting of Spark Guy, Chris, about the MInute Rice ads that appear on the top of a lot of the searches we do for healthy eating. It was bothersome to me and many others that these ads are for a product with dubious health benefits, and they appear like a regular ... Read more

  • Cranberry Punch

    6/24/2016 12:07:09 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Oh so good on a hot blistery day as today! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 bottles (32 ounces each) cranberry juice cocktail 1 quart orange juice 1 lemon, sliced and seeded 1 quart ginger ale Directions~ Just before serving, combine the c... Read more

  • Whole 30 who else has done it or tried...

    6/23/2016 11:25:18 PM, by MARTHA2779

    So challenged... Trying but mostly failing...... Read more

  • I am going to Plattsburgh to be there when our Grandson gets his diploma.

    6/23/2016 11:08:54 PM, by NORASPAT

    It is a beautiful ride through parts of 4 states. Maine -our home~~.New Hampshire, the White Mountains lots of snow and mountains and trees..~~~~ Vermont The Green Mountains. They have cut back a lot of trees to farmland and it is much more open for arable land and cows for making cheeses, so many k... Read more

  • So Great

    6/23/2016 10:35:51 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • Thursday's Words to Ponder

    6/23/2016 10:31:42 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • See Sawing

    6/23/2016 8:55:35 PM, by BECCA_73

    Lately, as my title says, I feel like i'm on a seesaw. I'm doing great at exercising, and logging into Spark, having a hard time getting myself to journal everything I eat. I know this is key to a successful lifestyle change, but I seem to have this thing were, when exercising is going great, the... Read more

  • Clean house

    6/23/2016 8:52:42 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Today was my weekly deep clean of my apartment and grocery shopping day. Got everything done by 2pm. Then pedaled and read, walked Cooper, made dinner, and called my brother to confirm kayaking plans for tomorrow. We are going out on Lake Erie. It should be calm and flat, and the weather should ... Read more

  • Day 15 - First 2 Bites

    6/23/2016 6:39:34 PM, by KALISWALKER

    The first 2 bites will always have the most flavor. Eat slowly savor them, take in the details, delight in the taste. If you keep eating after that it's just 'feeding'. However if you are truly hungry eating more serves a purpose. None of it will be better than the first 2 bites. If it is dessert or... Read more

  • Library night

    6/23/2016 5:28:31 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    It's library night and week 3 of the summer reading program. It's exciting to participate in the program! Have a great day!... Read more

  • A Few More of my Favorite Things

    6/23/2016 4:30:14 PM, by NHES220

    I originally posted this back in October of 2014 and thought I would update it. I'll add some new things and update comments on whether things are still my favorites. Maybe some of my SparkFriends will learn some things and feel free to share some of their favorites! I was going to call this bl... Read more

  • Weekly update: My next book is now available

    6/23/2016 1:56:22 PM, by APPLEPIEAPPLE

    S.O.S: Series of Occasionally Scary Short Stories is now available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback. So as you can see I have been busy lately. Besides finishing the book, I have been doing yard work and home maintenance tasks all week. Monday was financial check-up with ad... Read more

  • Unconventional Before & After (+ data points)!

    6/23/2016 1:27:50 PM, by CELLOTHERE00

    Data has always intrigued me as have the before and after posts of those who have successfully navigated the muddy waters of weight loss. The race photo captured at a 10K I recently completed has provided me with an opportunity to share some unconventional before & after photos highlighting my rece... Read more

  • Things I Forgot

    6/23/2016 12:28:46 PM, by APPLEPIEDREAMS

    1. I forgot how much energy a good workout gives me. 2. I forgot what it feels like to know my legs are strong. 3. I forgot about the meditative beat of my breathing and shoes hitting the ground when I run. 4. I forgot that I never needed to be the best or fastest for running to matter. 5. I... Read more

  • 6/23/16 God is in the details. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

    6/23/2016 8:07:06 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting. Edmund Burke Love Quote of the Day Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all. Gilbert K. Chesterton Art Quote of the Day The worst state of affairs is when sci... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, June 23, 2016

    6/23/2016 6:47:11 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    June 23, 2016 GETTING THINGS DONE When others are not confident in what they do it affects them as well as the people around them. Lack of confidence keeps people from getting things done. We can help others become more confident. We can show them how to be more confident by sharing God's word ... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: June 23, 2016

    6/23/2016 5:32:55 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.” - Helen Keller... Read more

  • Thursday

    6/23/2016 3:47:00 AM, by JTREMBATH

    A very wet day today but still not very cold the temperatures at the moment are quite high for this time of the year it is great in the mornings when I go for my walks it is pleasant.... Read more

  • Discovery

    6/23/2016 12:56:29 AM, by WENPLUSKEN

    So, I was really tired after waking up this evening to get ready to come work the night shift. I really didn't feel like cutting up veggies for snacks tonight, but am so glad I did. The cucumbers and sweet bell peppers are so satisfying. I think I really needed to eat vegetables because I feel so... Read more

  • Wednesday's Words to Ponder

    6/23/2016 12:34:42 AM, by JUDY1676

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  • Slow Cooker Roast Beef

    6/23/2016 12:00:51 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, The slow cooker has been on all day! Oh and the smell...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 4 pounds roast beef 2 cans golden mushroom soup 3 cloves of garlic 1 large onion, sliced 1 brown gravy mix salt and pepper Directions~ Wash roast be... Read more

  • Computer is slow as molasses, it has been great till Spark ads messed it up.

    6/22/2016 11:57:40 PM, by NORASPAT

    SO sorry TERRI I had commented on your page . It took me ten minutes DH was watching me. Finally everything went but so did my comment. Tomorrow I have to leave to get to Plattsburgh NY. I wanted us both to go our GS but DH has been having dizzy spells and he has a brace on his leg. Our son h... Read more

  • Mosquitoes

    6/22/2016 10:52:18 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • funny little workout

    6/22/2016 9:10:57 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    As I have mentioned, I am working hard to try to get up every hour, and aim for 250 steps, but sometimes I fall short of it, and can't take that long to walk around, or go back out during the hour. I have taken to making my circuit, taking a bathroom break, and while in the rest room, jogging ... Read more

  • Not hungry today

    6/22/2016 8:33:19 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I was not hungry today. I am still not hungry, but I have dinner in the oven... and I will eat it when it is cooked, because I need the fuel. It is food I like, so I know I will enjoy it. I just don't have the appetite. I should. I just don't. Sigh. I am running about 5 pounds below my goal w... Read more

  • park lands and jokes

    6/22/2016 7:41:54 PM, by CANDOK1260

    jokes Difference between Do you know the difference between genius and stupid? Genius has its limits. At a popular port all the crew applied for leave except one. Whats the matter, asked an officer. Are you the only one who doesnt have a wife in this port?No, was the reply, Im the only one... Read more

  • Reasons why I want to shed 5%

    6/22/2016 4:21:22 PM, by AALLEY2

    Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. - Jim Ryun Today's assignment is to list 10 reasons you want to lose weight. 1. To keep my cholesterol in the healthy range 2. To have a healthy waist to hip ratio 3. To have a healthy heart 4. To have more energy ... Read more

  • Hump day

    6/22/2016 2:24:52 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    It's hump day. Have a great sparking day!... Read more

  • SUMMER Coffee Challenge.....

    6/22/2016 1:16:21 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    106 coffee....ahhhhhh. As I am sure many of are, I am a coffee lover. As such its one thing I've said that I won't "give up". Which is cool as long as coffee is positively contributing to my journey. But this morning as my heart was racing I was thinking that caffeine may be causing me more tro... Read more

  • POWER Lifestyle!

    6/22/2016 12:44:55 PM, by COMPUCATHY

    In my reading of a past blog today, I had stated... "I heard a good saying on Biggest Loser today. It came from Sugar Ray Leonard. He stated we need POWER...Prepare...Overcome...W in Every Round." I really like this. It would make a good plaque for my workout room. Prepare...everyday I pr... Read more

  • Dear Body, I'm sorry.

    6/22/2016 12:05:30 PM, by SALLYLEE84

    This apology is long overdue. I blamed you for a long time. Three years ago we went on an incredible journey and we lost 40 lbs, that's a toddler! But you couldn't keep up or at least that's what I told myself when we plateaued. More than likely though, I was starting to phone it in and get too ... Read more

  • Day 14 - Morning Affects Evening

    6/22/2016 11:39:31 AM, by KALISWALKER

    100 Days of Weight Loss - Today the reading is about late night eating and afternoon fatigue, food cravings and hunger. It's recommended to eat breakfast and a 3 PM snack with protein and a carb, such as a cheese stick and an apple, or deli turkey and veggies. The snack will give you an energy boost... Read more

  • Spark coach

    6/22/2016 11:28:43 AM, by MISSA526

    My biggest accomplishment so far has been consistently losing weight no matter how little and forgiving myself for slip ups which has taken years to do!... Read more

  • Life in recovery, Family gatherings.

    6/22/2016 10:22:13 AM, by MRSKATEDUVALL

    Life in recovery; family gatherings. Last week, I avoided a social gathering because I couldnt be around food choices and alcohol and be sane. This week, I have to attend a family gathering where there will be food choices and alcohol and lots of options for emotional eating. My anxiety will b... Read more

  • where's that smell?

    6/22/2016 8:36:00 AM, by FITBIZZZ

    Hot Yoga was SO good last night and a perfect way to celebrate International Yoga Day. The "free"-ness was a help too. This particular studio [was] weird in that they were known for being a bunch hard core competitive yogis. I say "weird" because hard core+competitive+yogis does not calculate. BUT I... Read more

  • 6/22/16 Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    6/22/2016 8:07:22 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Nothing is work unless you'd rather be doing something else. George Halas Love Quote of the Day To have felt too much is to end in feeling nothing. Dorothy Thompson Art Quote of the Day To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature. Auguste... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    6/22/2016 6:40:09 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    June 22, 2016 VICTORY IN SUFFERING No one likes to suffer. To suffer means we have to endure pain. No one likes pain. However, when we are suffering for doing what is right, we can have victory knowing it pleases God. When we suffer for being a follower of God, we can know we will be the victor... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/22/2016 4:25:59 AM, by ARNETTELEE

    Got home early today because daughter is pet sitting! And she has a vacation day tomorrow too! Have a great day everyone!... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: June 22, 2016

    6/22/2016 4:10:49 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow.” - Thomas Paine... Read more

  • Wednesday

    6/22/2016 3:31:51 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Agood day today very busy but I had my old help back her foot has cleared up so it was a pleasant day very wet to.... Read more

  • Weigh In Woes

    6/22/2016 3:23:37 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    I was going to write a blog about this, but instead I am just going to let my quickie Facebook/Instagram post speak for itself. 334 This weeks weigh in was not the best, but I am counting it as a win all thing considered. The challenge I'm in started on June 1st, I weighed in at 236.6, ... Read more

  • New Weight Loss Plan/New Exercise Plan starting on Wednesday.

    6/22/2016 1:21:57 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I had heard about my 80 year old uncle having success with a new eating plan, and decided to adopt it to myself. So I went to a nutritionist on Monday to help me implement it. I will eat as follows: Protein and carbohydrates with three meals in addition to 2 or 3 fruits and vegetables each meal. Sn... Read more

  • Got through

    6/22/2016 12:48:49 AM, by KAMCCLARY

    I got through Father's Day, ate my emotions. Got through my testing for skilled trades at work and for my studies at IIN. Getting through my father-in-law's illness and attempting to squash these negative feelings and emotions as I continue my journey called life. Work is hot and hard, and ... Read more

  • Tuesday's Words to Ponder

    6/22/2016 12:05:03 AM, by JUDY1676

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  • Blackberry Cobbler

    6/22/2016 12:02:20 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I trust that you will enjoy this in MODERATION! Take a peek! Ingredients~ Beat together until well mixed: 1/4 c butter, softened 1/2 c sugar Sift together: 1 c flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 tsp salt Directions~ Stir into shor... Read more

  • weather and jokes

    6/21/2016 9:41:16 PM, by CANDOK1260

    This week for the Aspire & Inspire team we are to write a blog about warmer weather. How do you cope when the weather gets warmer? 1. air conditioner 2 drink more cold water 3 wear capri and shorts 4 stay in door jokes Top Ten Signs You are Addicted to the Internet You kiss... Read more

  • Looking forward

    6/21/2016 9:37:37 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Nothing momentous happening here. It was a little cooler, so Cooper was willing to go for a longer walk this evening. I talked to my brother, Jeremy, this morning... we are going to try for an early morning paddle on Friday. Not sure where we are going to go. It depends on the wind and weather. ... Read more

  • Summer Heat Eczema

    6/21/2016 8:45:56 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    i am keeping a positive attitude, despite the fact that my hands are itchy itchy itchy and I am breaking out in eczema. it used to be just around my fingers, and the side of my foot, but this year it is all over the top of my hands, and partly on my arms. Ugh. Benadryl helps. I also cannot use... Read more

  • New ideas!

    6/21/2016 8:03:30 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    Well I've been doing pretty good. This morning I had to go to the dermatologist office to get a check up on my acne (which is much better by the way) and also my psoriasis which is not going away. I have to use a serum. Anyway while I was waiting I picked up the June 2016 issue of a health magazi... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/21/2016 6:11:43 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • End of season Potluck! Success!!

    6/21/2016 4:22:24 PM, by CAPT_BUTTERFLY

    My Quilting group had an end of season Potluck dinner yesterday. These types of events can be a real disaster for me. With the food all laid out buffett style, so many options, and several desserts. The Organizer sent several e-mails around to the group to make sure that we were going to be ... Read more

  • Having a wonderful day!

    6/21/2016 2:22:24 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; boy did I exercise this morning. It felt so good. DH exercised b/4 work too. this past weekend, DH went to a reunion of his fraternity buddies from 40 years ago. He was so excited to go. He had plans to do this and that. It was going to be a big weekend. When he came back, he h... Read more

  • a bit off

    6/21/2016 1:38:39 PM, by FITBIZZZ

    So my resolve to stay focused on one subject in a post, lasted all of two posts. Heheh. WELLNESS & HEALING I am so sore! I've have had 4 sessions with the chiropractor. I really don't like calling these docs chiropractors. There's no popping, jolting, or the like. There are pressure poi... Read more

  • Day 13 - Oops I Forgot to Eat

    6/21/2016 12:38:23 PM, by KALISWALKER

    In this reading we learned that skipping meals (under eating) during the day causes our bodies to conserve calories because it feels it may not get enough food. For instance when you only eat one meal a day, even though the daily calories are lower you can still gain weight. Today we are to wr... Read more

  • Running...Working...Fight

    6/21/2016 12:25:50 PM, by COMPUCATHY

    I was successful in my first Week 2 C25K run last night. It was more challenging...but I did it! My average bpm was 132. The workout portion was 21 minutes. However, my heart rate stayed up during the 5-minute "cool down" so I got the 25 minutes of cardio I needed for the day. Yay! I'm wor... Read more

  • A dog named Emmy

    6/21/2016 9:41:07 AM, by CASEYSAUER

    Today is house cleaning day. I have been up for 1.5 hours and not much cleaning done yet. However, the laundry is started, the bathrooms are waiting, and I am enjoying my second cup of coffee. I know what I need to do is to crank up the tunes and the dirty deed will happen. Yesterday, after ... Read more

  • Balance Journey Day 350: It's been almost a year?

    6/21/2016 9:07:47 AM, by WRITE-OWN-STORY

    This was me almost a year ago at the start of my Balance Journey. "At the moment, I don't feel a real drive to lower a number on the scale. I am feeling a drive to find a better work-life balance - not stress out so much at my high-stress job, not pick up extra shifts at work unless I really wa... Read more

  • Day 1654- Another Car Accident

    6/21/2016 8:33:47 AM, by BOBCATGIRL76

    I'm okay. I'll start out with that. I just seem to have some bad luck lately. I went home this weekend for a memorial service for my father's dissertation advisor. My dad receive all three of his degrees from Ohio University, and this man was a wonderful man who invited me up to dinner w... Read more

  • 6/21/16 I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. John Burrough

    6/21/2016 8:17:26 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Adventure is worthwhile. Aesop Love Quote of the Day If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love. Princess Diana Art Quote of the Day Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. Claude Monet Nature Quote of th... Read more

  • A Broken Heart

    6/21/2016 8:08:22 AM, by LKWQUILTER

    I just read my last blog and thought, that was so scary at that time but I have just spent the worst 10 days of my life. June 11 my dear hubby Ashley fainted/fell in our back yard and when I found him, helped him up, cleaned most of his booboo's and decided we needed to go to ER where his docs are ... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: June 21, 2016

    6/21/2016 7:40:01 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.” - Edmund Burke... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, June 21, 2016

    6/21/2016 6:35:08 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    June 21, 2016 VICTORY IN ENDURANCE It's easy to quit. It requires no extreme effort, no high skill and no difficult actions. How much easier could it be? However, if we want to endure and succeed in life, we need to be strong. We need to be focused. We need to be willing to do whatever it takes... Read more

  • Happy 30th to my hubby!

    6/21/2016 5:06:22 AM, by KPETSCHE

    Thanks to everyone who read my last blog on my daughter's wedding. We had a great time and it's lovely to read some of those really nice comments people made in regards to the wedding. We worked many hours to pull off the perfect event and it turned out pretty darned good. SparkPeople has such a ... Read more

  • Happy Monday

    6/21/2016 5:05:54 AM, by ARNETTELEE

    It's Monday...the day was very good. Not too busy, not to boring. Have a great day!... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/21/2016 2:50:00 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Achieved a lot this morning put all my scopes through the machines and sorted out a lot of things that were waiting to get done but didn't have the time as we did not have a list till this morning.... Read more

  • Parmesan Mushroom Baked Chicken

    6/21/2016 1:15:01 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Dinner is at 6pm sharp and the door is open! Come on in and...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 tall slender can of Kraft Parmesan cheese (double soup and Parmesan cheese if you want more broth) ... Read more

  • Monday's Words to Ponder

    6/21/2016 12:30:40 AM, by JUDY1676

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  • Short one again, we had to cancel our day.

    6/20/2016 11:45:07 PM, by NORASPAT

    DH and I were going to a farm that is all organic. We were being shown round and the they have a restaurant and this was our dining group. I was looking forward to the trip. I went to the sink and the water was not going away in the garbage disposal. I looked at the second sink was the same.... Read more

  • not a good day

    6/20/2016 10:45:11 PM, by OBIESMOM2

    sometimes all you can say is WHY?!? Sunday morning I passed a road that I pass almost daily. There was a county deputy blocking the road. It leads to the county landfill. Turns out there was a body found on the side of the road. A family man robbed and killed late Saturday night...... Read more

  • Look Before You Leap

    6/20/2016 9:26:15 PM, by STELLAMARIS919

    In the interest of full dietary disclosure, I entered my evening meal in my SparkPeople "nutrition" tracker. Really. .? A 10 piece order of chicken nuggets, a large fry and a side garden salad is, "Surprise, Surprise" a shocking calorie bomb of epic proportion. That being said, it wad the be... Read more

  • Building up streaks

    6/20/2016 8:41:58 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Today is day 7 of take 2 of 5000 plus steps per day personal challenge. It also marks two weeks of logging in. I also have planted a mini portable herb garden - chives, parsley, basil, French Tarragon, Rosemary, oregano, lemon balm in two ceramic strawberry pots. ... Read more

  • Lack of inspiration

    6/20/2016 8:27:32 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Another warm day, had Cooper snoozing all afternoon. I took it a little easier myself. Even his evening walk was shorter than usual, so my evening walk was shorter than usual. We were supposed to get thunderstorms this evening, but though it got overcast, I have seen no rain. We need the rain. ... Read more

  • QUICK Update - NO Internet All Day Again...BUT Fixed Now

    6/20/2016 8:18:45 PM, by GABY1948

    And for good I think/hope! Same scenario as when we were down recently for THREE days! UGH Here's what it turned out to be: My friend again tried to walk me through it...BUT this time (they had internet going fine and they SHOWED me connected....BUT turned out I needed a new router...have h... Read more

  • Five Years Later

    6/20/2016 5:48:51 PM, by APPLEPIEDREAMS

    It has been nearly five years since I was diagnosed with a rheumatoid arthritis-like chronic autoimmune disorder. So, it has been more than five years since I ran regularly. This seems somewhat inconceivable to me as I loved running so much and swore I would never, ever give it up, not after all it ... Read more

  • Day 12 - Fuel or Filler

    6/20/2016 1:09:33 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Fuel foods - nutritious low fat/sugar foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins Filler foods - excess calories with minimal nutrients ie. snack foods, chips, candy 248 I have done a lot to eliminate filler foods. Since Jan. 1st I stopped eating my red light foods - appetiz... Read more

  • Father's Day Weekend

    6/20/2016 1:07:39 PM, by NHES220

    Well, I guess it has been a while since I've blogged! Not sure where the time goes! Last Monday before I went out of town, I stopped at the running store and got a new pair of shoes - I was overdue! I switched from Brooks Ghost to Saucony Triumph2 - I've had them out a few times and I would say a th... Read more

  • The Day I Became a Marathoner!

    6/20/2016 12:58:23 PM, by RENZRYD

    June 19, 2016. I want to write down so many things, but I am not sure where I should begin. Should I begin when I quit my former employer and got a new job that added only more time to my hectic training schedule because my commute grew from, 1.5 hours to 2.5 hours? I should, but the change wa... Read more

  • Making Progress...Fitter and Healthier after 4 Weeks On Plan!

    6/20/2016 12:55:32 PM, by COMPUCATHY

    So, after changing my attitude and deciding that I do not care what the number on the scale says, this week's weigh in showed a 3-lb loss. Hmm. I was happy about it but refuse to get too "into" it. I'm glad the scale is showing some response but I am going to continue to focus on fitness and nutr... Read more

  • Crying

    6/20/2016 12:52:14 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459 ... Read more

  • I am zooming through Spring as Summer comes this week! Be the health you want & I will too!

    6/20/2016 12:52:11 PM, by SPARKLINGME176

    236 6-20-16 524 Another VERY busy fun, week ahead. Out of town 'sisters' (not by birth, but by my choosing!) coming with their families. Working as much as I can catch up with today & tomorrow.... gathering starts on Wednesday- Sunday. 244 67 67 UPDATES: 8 31 27 From me to YOU: 90 ... Read more

  • Standing desk

    6/20/2016 11:00:44 AM, by FITBIZZZ

    I've designed and redesigned a standing work desk for a couple of years now. I really need to act. Since Mondays are typically slow at the shop, I'm giving it a go at our counter. Burn 60 more calories an hour? Yes please. ... Read more

  • Tomato Herb Bread

    6/20/2016 10:29:18 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Do smell what I smell? Yep, it is bread and it is in the oven as we speak so head on out to the garden for some much needed ingredients and...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 c quick-cooking oats 1/4 c sugar 6 Tbsps freshly grated P... Read more


    6/20/2016 8:34:37 AM, by MOMMA_BEAR_69

    Simply say Yes to success! Sure there may be obstacles in your path. But most often the greatest challenge in making our dreams come true is ourselves! Great things may happen so much faster once you accept the truth: not only are you well prepared and qualified for the very best, you also deser... Read more

  • 6/20/16 The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I

    6/20/2016 7:50:37 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught. Winston Churchill Love Quote of the Day Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love. Jane Austen Art Quote of the Day The marble not yet carved ca... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: June 20, 2016

    6/20/2016 7:43:17 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "You will never be entirely comfortable. This is the truth behind the champion - he is always fighting something. To do otherwise is to settle.” - Julien Smith... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Monday, June 20, 2016

    6/20/2016 6:39:28 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    June 20, 2016 SPIRITUAL VICTORY There are some victories we can attain on our own. We may work hard and train to run a marathon. We may practice cooking daily to enter a recipe contest. We may relentlessly work at our goals to move ahead in our career. These, of course, are worldly victories. H... Read more

  • Summer Solstice

    6/20/2016 5:33:46 AM, by LOVENHWOODS

    The beauty of the trees, the softness of the air, the fragrance of the grass, speaks to me. The summit of the mountain, the thunder of the sky, the rhythm of the sea, speaks to me. The faintness of the stars, the freshness of the morning, the dewdrop on the flower, ... Read more

  • Monday

    6/20/2016 3:33:00 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Went to work today to the other hospital as no list were I normally work and to find I had no helper as she rang in sick so they had to find someone else to work with me as I am still on light duties..... Read more

  • Happy Father's Day

    6/20/2016 3:26:35 AM, by ARNETTELEE

    Spent the day at the beach (again), this time to celebrate Father's Day. Our son and his family stayed at the cottages on base and we had lunch and fishing time with them. Of course I'm not a fisherperson so I was under the tent. It was hot! Hubby had great day. Happy sparking!... Read more

  • Gaining ground

    6/20/2016 2:46:05 AM, by WENPLUSKEN

    So, my husband weighed me last night, which is not the usual time I weigh myself, so I figured at best I would weigh the same as the last time he weighed me, about three days ago. Well, I was wrong. My weight was down two pounds. I have been trying to eat less sugar and high count carbs and drink... Read more

  • feeling HUGE but also hopeful

    6/20/2016 12:49:19 AM, by MAVIEPOOH

    I did my first 5K walking of course with my poles. I was DEAD LAST, there was a 300 pounder guy who was running and out paced me, but I made it. It was a goal and I accomplished it. About 2/3 rds the way my right foot started hurting at the bursa below the ankle I thought oh CRAP I am not going ... Read more

  • We had agood day the family all ate together, I like that.

    6/19/2016 11:57:03 PM, by NORASPAT

    I did more to the pool it is chemical time now. I planted the rest of the annuals. I made a 7 vegetable dinner and we had Atlantic Salmon. Oh I was good. Our son Bought DH a coconut pie and I ate my share. Woo-Hoo I am not a fan of coconut pie so I ate and enjoyed it. I went to Spark a... Read more