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  • 12/4/16 God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well. Vol

    12/4/2016 10:51:48 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights. Giotto di Bondone Love Quote of the Day The flame of anger, bright and brief, sharpens the barb of love. Walter Savage Landor Art Quote of the Day Paint the essential ... Read more

  • Vacation and Back to It!

    12/4/2016 8:51:49 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    We made it to Sunny Florida! Amazing that you can leave Ohio at 50 degrees and 1.5 hours later be in Florida at 75 degrees. Love it! Everything went well yesterday. I left the house just as I wanted for DD1's house-sitting...just did not get a chance to decorate. But it's clean and comfor... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, December 4, 2016

    12/4/2016 7:49:56 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    December 4, 2016 WHAT TO GIVE When most people think about giving, they think of money or some material thing. Giving isn't just about money or material things. When we want to know what to give, we should think beyond money sometimes and think about what we can give more of in our relationship... Read more

  • Early morning...Day Two: One small success

    12/4/2016 7:45:42 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    I am not even all the way awake yet. I am only half way through my first cup of coffee (listening to Yolanda Kondonassis, harpist on YouTube) and checking into SP for the second day. I am pleased to report -dah, dah, dah, dah--I managed to stay in my goal calorie range yesterday. In... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: December 4, 2016

    12/4/2016 6:38:48 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    My old grandmother always used to say; "Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but winter friends are friends forever.” - George R.R. Martin... Read more

  • Wow ... the last month of the year

    12/4/2016 4:54:27 AM, by ARNETTELEE

    It's December..the year is coming to a close. I'm getting closer to my retirement from work. Less than 13 months to go. Oh, it's very exciting. Today was a great day. We were able to hang most of the laundry until the rains came. We had a flash flood warning today and yesterday too. It's our wi... Read more

  • 12-3-16

    12/4/2016 2:09:47 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Union meeting this morning and I git up in time to eat before I left. Mail came late last night. After 9 I am bringing in packages. I left the letters for this morning. There was a box before I left and a couple after I got home. Delivery is so erratic these days. I went shopping on the way home. I ... Read more

  • Saturday's Words to Ponder

    12/3/2016 11:11:38 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Coping With Grief

    12/3/2016 11:06:57 PM, by BRIARGAL

    Today we said goodbye to my mother's best friend. All I have are happy memories. She was a very caring and giving person. Her memorial was beautiful. I watched as the family walked out after the service and wondered how they would put one foot in front of another and get through another day. This... Read more

  • Our first layer of snow it is always a beautiful sight. " PLANNING WINTER for me!"

    12/3/2016 10:37:08 PM, by NORASPAT

    This has been our first snow this winter, just a big dusting or a small covering, whatever it is called it is a wake up call for me. I have lived in Maine over 50 years and now I am nervous in the snow. I am 73 years old and I am "planning for snow" . I was supposed to go to buy better cleats ye... Read more

  • Great date day

    12/3/2016 9:57:26 PM, by JANROLG

    I had a great date day with the hubby . We went to the store to get something to eat for dinner and had a great day and night .... Read more

  • On Guard

    12/3/2016 9:36:38 PM, by MSROZZIE

    FOOD FOR THOUGHT: I will be on guard against complacency and laziness. I refuse to jeopardize my own progress! Every man is his own chief enemy - Anacharsis 593 220 306 381... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 73

    12/3/2016 8:58:14 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 73 - 20 minutes of yoga, 30 minutes rebounder and my step goal. Day 72 - Final step count 9518 (9,000) Day 71 - Final step count 9518 (9,000) Day 70 - Final step count 9417 (9,000) Day... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for December 3-4:

    12/3/2016 8:43:08 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: Look beyond people's behaviors and have compassion for what may be causing their insensitivities. Lord, I will not take everything personal because I don't know the weight of my neighbor's cross. Daily Scripture & Reflection: But God made the earth by his might; he shaped ... Read more

  • My Brain Swirls

    12/3/2016 8:24:03 PM, by JUNEAU2010

    The scale says I lost 2.8# last week. Not sure about that, but, I'll take it. I have not been working out or eating right or anything to take care of myself lately. I have plantar fasciitis on my left foot. All this time, I thought it was the chronic tendonitis from the surgery decades ago. Wal... Read more

  • Went to the movies

    12/3/2016 7:43:50 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I rarely ever go to the theater to watch a movie, but my BFF asked me a few weeks ago to go Fantastic Beasts with her, so that is what we did this afternoon. It was a fun movie. I would definitely go see the next one. Also saw the preview for the next Guardians of the Galaxy movie, which we both ... Read more

  • Man's Face

    12/3/2016 6:34:08 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • December's journal, feel free to come back & read at the end of month, too!

    12/3/2016 6:03:50 PM, by SPARKLINGME176

    244 5 hours of walking today, including the LV Santa run/walk 5K!!!! 364 248 445 Promoting SPARKPEOPLE with my head dress & my hand puppet, MISTLETOE! He is really an apple tree 180 , but the audience thought he was mistletoe.... I just went with the flow! It was 44 degrees 444 I dressed in MANY... Read more

  • A few more days and I am 56 years old

    12/3/2016 4:03:25 PM, by OPERATIONNEWME

    So it is the beginning of December and my step goal for November was exceeded by 63 (420063). Pretty good if I do say so myself. My weight has continued to fluctuate, which is a bit frustrating, but as long as the weight does not go above 100kgs again I am sweet. I have fought so hard to be a ... Read more

  • Long Time...

    12/3/2016 3:24:04 PM, by SALLYLEE84

    So a lot has happened since the last time I posted. The most major being that this August I checked myself into Intensive Outpatient Therapy (IOP). Mostly because I couldn't cope. To it bluntly I was thinking about suicide daily and thought death was my best option. I don't say this to garner s... Read more

  • Trying to take things one day at a time

    12/3/2016 1:03:40 PM, by TIFFA409

    I am officially back on track for about 5 days now and feeling good about it. I am taking it a bit slower this time around, hoping to build habits and not burn out. Currently, my fitness goal is to get 5 miles each day which is just under 11,000 steps for me. I am trusting my fitbit charge hr to ... Read more

  • Hmmm...De Ja Vous Preparing for a healthy new year 3 Dec 2016

    12/3/2016 1:01:31 PM, by AMURDOCK68

    I have enjoyed logging back on to SparkPeople. I have measured and logged data. I have joined the 2017 Winter 5% Challange. As soon as I sign off here, I will grab a bottle of water and go take a 10 minute quiet walk. (It is cold, but that may be refreshing after a very hot, dry November.) H... Read more

  • 12/3/16 Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. Napoleon Hill

    12/3/2016 1:00:43 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. Josh Billings Love Quote of the Day They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything. Bil Keane Art Quote of the Day The basis of art is truth, both in matter and in mod... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Saturday, December 3, 2016

    12/3/2016 7:16:29 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    December 3, 2016 WHEN TO GIVE It seems like all year long, not just at Christmastime, people, churches and organizations are requesting something from us. We are asked to give a little extra at the grocery store for a charity they are supporting. We get asked to give to a school for a fundraise... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: December 3, 2016

    12/3/2016 7:06:14 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "Nothing burns like the cold.” - George R.R. Martin... Read more

  • Big, Busy Day!

    12/3/2016 6:42:19 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Today is 80 days of logging in to Spark, writing a blog, and encouraging SP friends. That number is significant. I'm a numbers person...so statistics and numbers strike a cord with me. Maybe that is why SP helps me so much. Tracking my calories and seeing those numbers and manipulating them with... Read more

  • 12-2-16

    12/3/2016 1:53:33 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Emptied the bill box, washed the dishes, put the new dressers where I wanted them, talked with Mother, texted with Crystal. Really didn't do much today. Need to clean the floor with the Bona stuff so I can wax it, but the waxing I think will wait until the warmer summer. Still, the floor does need c... Read more

  • Friday's Words to Ponder

    12/2/2016 11:28:30 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Friday, the trying day.

    12/2/2016 11:26:10 PM, by BRIARGAL

    Friday was a trying day. Along with my personal struggles and trying to overcome them, my team was trying to work with a partner to do the right thing at work. I tried and succeeded to watch my portion control. Too bad our partner didn't try their own brand of portion control.... Read more

  • Emotional rollercoaster

    12/2/2016 11:25:12 PM, by STEPHLOKI

    These last week's of refeeding have been an emotional rollercoaster. After last year's experience I have been living under the constant fear of failing and regaining weight quickly again. I did fine for the first 3 weeks of refeeding and kept the weight. But the daily weigh-in that you need to do is... Read more

  • I wanted to go to the botanical gardens. We only had one choice of day.

    12/2/2016 11:12:08 PM, by NORASPAT

    Our son, myself DH and DGD were supposed to go to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. There are acres of Huge trees wired with LED lights and it is an amazing sight. 446 444 GARDENS AGLOW, I have wanted to walk in the gardens at night in this fairy tale sight. .446 444 I looked it up... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 72

    12/2/2016 10:15:33 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 72 - 20 minutes of yoga, 30 minutes rebounder and my step goal. Day 71 - Final step count 9518 (9,000) Day 70 - Final step count 9417 (9,000) Day 69 - Final step count 9337 (9,000) Day... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for December 2-3:

    12/2/2016 9:37:17 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: Sometimes we spend our time demanding that the present moment be different than it is instead of facing the situation and dealing with it. Lord, strengthen my faith because through You I will have enough power to overcome any obstacles. Daily Scripture & Reflection: There ... Read more

  • Got Milk

    12/2/2016 8:05:46 PM, by SPEDED2

    There's no hidden meaning behind today's Minion other than the fact that it just appealed to me. My warped sense of humor?? Pray for Peace. 459 ... Read more

  • Christmas season going great!

    12/2/2016 7:35:45 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I have really gotten into the spirit. I am handling the temptations better this year than other years. DH and I have been communicating better in the last couple months. I am so glad b/c it was exhausting. I am doing well at the gym. DH is not constantly complaining about his job ... Read more

  • 2017 New Year

    12/2/2016 7:15:32 PM, by MOM195

    Time to focus on making life changes and be accountable!! No more excuses! More workouts! Eat healthier! ... Read more

  • Busy But Keep Trying

    12/2/2016 12:02:38 PM, by KALISWALKER

    248 Day 16 of 199.9 POUNDS on New Year's Day - DO NOT GAIN WEIGHT! Things I did right checklist. 1) Set a reasonable bedtime 2) Daily weigh in to monitor weight trend 3) Nutrition Tracking 6) 3 Meals a Day. No Random Eating. 14) No seconds 353 New Year's Day Happy Dance scenario... Read more

  • Recovering after a Fall

    12/2/2016 8:21:30 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Hmmm...still struggling. This is what happens. I do well with a new program...until I fall off...then I have a hard time getting back on and, most of all, staying on. So, I guess I have to either constantly start a "new" program every time I fall off...or learn how to break this cycle and be able... Read more

  • Update on "Create Your Perfect Days" Spark Team

    12/2/2016 8:19:05 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Last November 14th, I decided to change the focus of my group from building healthy relationships to "Create your 'Perfect' Days" (don't mean as perfect as perfect can be, but a day in which you can be satisfied and happy that you are in the process of fulfilling a vision of living a life of stren... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, December 2, 2016

    12/2/2016 7:30:21 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    December 2, 2016 WHO WE GIVE TO Many people don't give because they are not sure who to give to. Here are a few ideas. Give to the church. Putting money back into God's work is a great investment. Giving back to God what He has blessed us with is what we are called to do. Give to those in need.... Read more

  • Back at it.

    12/2/2016 7:25:39 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I'm working on getting back to it all. I went for my run this morning. I did start out running half of it - run 1 block, walk 1. Even though I'm feeling queezy, I thought I needed to get out and try. I'm feeling a bit better, but I don't know if my stomach will settle at all today or not. Oh we... Read more

  • 12/2/16 We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.

    12/2/2016 6:55:33 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day The possible ranks higher than the actual. Martin Heidegger Love Quote of the Day This love is silent. T. S. Eliot Art Quote of the Day Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame. Gilbert K. Chesterton ... Read more

  • Had VSG surgery on Monday

    12/2/2016 6:12:39 AM, by GOLDIEFOXX

    On Monday (November 28th) I had Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy surgery. A number of years back I lost 92 pounds on my own... over a four year period. I walked my a** off and tracked everything I ate. It was not easy, and it was such a struggle.. but i did it!!! After a short while of gett... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: December 2, 2016

    12/2/2016 5:56:39 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” - John Steinbeck... Read more

  • Potato or rutabaga?

    12/2/2016 4:10:55 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    246 Happy Friday!!!! 244 Blessings to you!! 247 390... Read more

  • 12-1-16

    12/2/2016 3:10:06 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Mother's birthday. I called in the afternoon, but they were out. Forgot to put her B'day card into the mail until today. Moved the dresser so the space for the new dressers would be clear. Have to vacuum it and wash/wax it before they deliver the new ones. Bedroom is crowded right now and the video ... Read more

  • Day 96: I have a new toy!

    12/2/2016 12:45:14 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    I'm in the 90's. 96 days of being a Nutritarian Vegan. Now some of this last week with Thanksgiving and the leftovers I didn't eat my normal routine but I made major healthy choices. Here is a recap of my Thanksgiving. My Vegan Pumpkin Pie turned out really well, the only thing is the crus... Read more

  • Thursday Reflections

    12/1/2016 11:57:25 PM, by BRIARGAL

    Today was a good day to reflect on the many blessings in my life versus dwelling on the stress.... Read more

  • Thursday's Words to Ponder

    12/1/2016 11:18:45 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for December 1-2:

    12/1/2016 10:10:42 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: Expect more of yourself than you do of others and you will save yourself much stress and disappointment. Lord, help me to see how capable that I am. Daily Scripture & Reflection: What is impossible with men is possible with God. Luke 18:27 A Time to Think: Be faithf... Read more

  • Today I went to Silver sneakers and it was a great chair exercise at the Y.

    12/1/2016 9:59:06 PM, by NORASPAT

    Three of us went and it was a great time. We walked around the circuit for half an hour and then we started the Exercises. They are actually for seniors to help keep their balance. I have a hard time enough of balance when I am walking on ice. There were three of us and we are definitely going ba... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 71

    12/1/2016 8:17:22 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 71 - 20 minutes of yoga, 30 minutes rebounder and my step goal. Day 70 - Final step count 9417 (9,000) Day 69 - Final step count 9337 (9,000) Day 68 - Final step count 9696 (9,000) Day... Read more

  • Miss me?

    12/1/2016 7:17:36 PM, by DRAGONCHILDE

    Naturally, my time away has reversed most of my progress, putting me back almost exactly where I started. Pregnant-looking, miserable, and fat, But I'm not discouraged. I already know what I need to do. And I'm HERE. And I have a new fitbit that's going to help get me motivated.They sync w... Read more

  • Purging "stuff"

    12/1/2016 7:16:57 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I have been inspired by a friend here in Sparkland (Maringal) who is writing in her blog about decluttering and decorating... creating an organized and pleasant space in which to move through our lives as we travel on our journey of self discovery and weight loss (or weight maintenance in our cases)... Read more

  • Coffee

    12/1/2016 12:18:12 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • Lowest Weight in 2 Weeks!

    12/1/2016 11:44:59 AM, by KALISWALKER

    I could not get to sleep last night so I got up and ate. I know bad, bad, bad. It was something I stopped doing in 2011. Thinking about it this morning a few new strategies come to mind, and they center around not coming downstairs to the kitchen. 1) take a sleeping pill go back to bed for 20 ... Read more

  • volatile

    12/1/2016 9:32:53 AM, by WHIRLEDP

    Wow, the atmosphere and earth have, at the very least, been very volatile around here. But today? It's crisp and beautiful. Look at that weather. Acting all like nothing happened. First it was drought. Then came the wildfires. Then came the devastation. Then came the rains. And the fl... Read more

  • I'm still around!

    12/1/2016 9:32:08 AM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    I got pregnant finally right after I wrote my last blog, now 13 weeks along. I am trying harder this time not to eat out. Last time I gave into every craving possible. trying not to do that this time. Logging has been okay not steller. I got rid of my gympact account it was stressing me out but it a... Read more

  • 12/1/16 Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality. Nikos Kazantzakis

    12/1/2016 7:49:36 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself. Gertrude Stein Love Quote of the Day The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing. Blaise Pascal Art Quote of the Day A drawing is simply a line going for a walk. Paul ... Read more

  • Time To Blog, I Guess

    12/1/2016 7:48:33 AM, by GABY1948

    ***WARNING*** Long Blog Most of my close friends have realized that I have been QUIET for some time now! But most of them also know that that means I'm more BUSY than usual but ALSO I have gone INTO my "CAVE" - 304 ONEKIDSMOM (OKM) for coining that phrase for what many of us do/have done for y... Read more

  • Making It!

    12/1/2016 7:37:14 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    I made it through the day in range yesterday, yay! I had two major temptations. At lunch, a co-worker bought me a cookie at Panera (they have like 480 calories!). They are really good. I thanked her and told her I would have it for my 3 o'clock pick-me-up. I sat it on my desk. Things got rough... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: December 1, 2016

    12/1/2016 6:30:47 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire; it is the time for home.” - Edith Sitwell... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, December 1, 2016

    12/1/2016 5:56:46 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    December 1, 2016 WHY WE GIVE Most everyone has experienced the feeling of giving to others. We have given presents on birthdays or other holidays. We have given our time to help out a neighbor. We have given our special skills to a person in need. Giving to others or doing good deeds for others... Read more

  • "Must have" lipstick . . .

    12/1/2016 4:02:00 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    246 Just kidding! 20 Blessings to you!! 247 390... Read more

  • 11-30-16

    12/1/2016 3:10:19 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Moved the boxes still in the video room to another location inside the room. Checked on the vent. It was not covered. Still have the vent in the livingroom. I will tend to it this weekend. Paid the bills still in the bill box. The mailman is coming after dark, so I'll pick up my mail in the morning.... Read more

  • Wednesday's Words to Ponder

    12/1/2016 12:15:21 AM, by JUDY1676

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  • We have heavy rain and hoping for no more ice,

    11/30/2016 11:45:35 PM, by NORASPAT

    I hope the temperature drops. I love to go to they .I do use my gazelle but it is great to talk together. DH loves to drive so he drives and I have a great Chauffeur. The only problem is when we go with these people they always go out to eat. To bad reasons too much food and too much money and too... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 70

    11/30/2016 10:13:08 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 70 - 20 minutes of yoga, 30 minutes rebounder and my step goal! Day 69 - Final step count 9337 (9,000) Day 68 - Final step count 9696 (9,000) Day 67 - Final step count 10020 (9,000) Da... Read more

  • A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. Don't laugh just yet!

    11/30/2016 9:47:41 PM, by GOANNA2

    A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. This is how it manifests: I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs... Read more

  • This Will Be Funny Later

    11/30/2016 8:29:03 PM, by REBECCATKD

    A series of unfortunate events kicked off an evening that left me screaming Edvard Munch-style in my car today. 1. Stayed at work too long, creating a panic with my daughter who needed a ride to dance. 2. Got a Kohl's bill for $80...even though I just overpaid a bill with a $100 gift card and... Read more

  • Living my "new" normal

    11/30/2016 7:54:32 PM, by LHLADY517

    Things started spinning out of control for me on October 30, 2013 when my youngest daughter was beaten and stabbed. Many of you followed the news about this. I haven't said much since then. The attacker is in prison. My daughter deals with pain daily. And as her mother, I have no way to take away t... Read more

  • Blessed

    11/30/2016 7:47:07 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for November 30-December 1:

    11/30/2016 7:13:52 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: Too much of a good thing can actually diminish the joy and make it a burden. Lord, help me avoid excess and keep my life simpler and freer. Daily Scripture & Reflection: Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him. Psalm 100:... Read more

  • A quiet afternoon at home

    11/30/2016 4:52:23 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I had PT this morning, then had an errand to run for mom, but once I got home around 11:30am, I closed my apartment door and shut out the world. I DID get a call from my PCP's office to say they had set up an appointment with UB Neurosurgery for a consult on my MRI results on December 19th at their... Read more

  • Busy with Christmas this week

    11/30/2016 1:41:33 PM, by APPLEPIEAPPLE

    Got my tree up and my out side of the house decorated as well. I just put up bows, a wreath, and a flag--done in 15 minutes. That really comes in handy when in January it is so cold and it is time to take them down. Quick up & Down. I held onto an uncarved pumpkin I used for decoration ... Read more

  • Set the Bar Low Works & Carrot Soup & Wii

    11/30/2016 1:17:17 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This year I have worked hard to overcome my perfectionist attitude - all or nothing! It's helped a lot and I created a new way to challenge myself - Set the Bar Low and plan for success. Note very low is good too as long as I do it. I am trying new recipes and making foods I have never tried be... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: November 30, 2016

    11/30/2016 12:32:20 PM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "Winter is coming.” - George R.R. Martin... Read more

  • Because Starting on the 1st is So Cliche....

    11/30/2016 9:08:11 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    I am back from vacation and we will just say I ate my way through Vegas & vacation. I didn't even pretend to try to eat well and I'm mostly okay with it because hey, what's done is done right? LOL. The good news is I bought this ebook before I went on vacation... Basically, High Carb H... Read more

  • Week 12 BLC 32

    11/30/2016 8:43:52 AM, by CRUZ4U

    Today marks 4 weeks that I've been gluten and dairy free. I'm only noticing recently that my energy levels are a lot higher. We eat mostly at home because going out to eat is a challenge for me. Thanksgiving was a real challenge and I admit I cheated. I tried not to overdo it so only a bite here... Read more

  • 11/30/16 The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. Bertrand Russel

    11/30/2016 7:16:45 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. Abraham Lincoln Love Quote of the Day The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable. Victor Hugo Art Quote of the Day ... Read more

  • Begin, Again?

    11/30/2016 6:57:53 AM, by BRIARGAL

    Beginning yet again but I do this every day. Life is a journey and I make the choice every day as to how I will live it. Nobody else makes this choice. I am thankful for good health and the ability to make choices.... Read more

  • Slip...Could of...Can...

    11/30/2016 6:54:04 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Sad to say, last night, I had my first binge in awhile...it's been about 75 days. Why did I binge? 3 of 4 factors of HALT came into play...I wasn't hungry...but I was anxious, lonely, and tired. I was home alone as DH had left for work...working 3rds. I hit the snacks and did not stop. I still ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, November 30, 2016

    11/30/2016 6:08:50 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    November 30, 2016 GODLY INFLUENCE PAYS OFF We may think what we say and do doesn't really matter. That is far from the truth. Even when we think people are not looking or listening, they are. They know who the true godly people are. They can tell by their actions and words. They know who is a p... Read more

  • Choose which one to surf . . .

    11/30/2016 4:17:15 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    Day 2 of my healthy eating plan went well. It's amazing how much food you can eat when you eat healthy food. 1200 calories is quite a lot if it includes a lot of veggies. On this plan, I can have certain (high protein, high fiber, low fat, low sodium) Lean Cuisine or Healthy Choice Steamer ... Read more

  • 11-29-16

    11/30/2016 2:30:54 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Moved three boxes of audio books last night. Moved four today and found four more to move. Can't take them out of the video room because I don't have room for them in the back bedroom. The new dressers are scheduled to arrive Friday, so I have to have the bookcase moved by then. There will be room i... Read more

  • Wednesday

    11/30/2016 1:51:52 AM, by JTREMBATH

    I had another busy day today even though still not feeling the best, today is our last day of Spring last day of the month, tomorrow is the first day of Summer and also 25 more days to Christmac... Read more

  • So glad we have the yard done. We had an ice event. JUST IN TIME WooHoo!

    11/29/2016 11:50:24 PM, by NORASPAT

    This morning I thought we had snow. Looking out of the windows we saw a real mess. ICE, It is not NICE. The deck was a small skating rink and I am so scared these days with ice DH has to help me over the ice. DH drove to the Y and we both walked in the comfort of the Y. Today I had 8,400 ... Read more

  • Getting back on track after the holiday

    11/29/2016 11:36:30 PM, by FOREYE

    I am easily distracted lately from what I know I want to do - that is to become healthier. I've thought and thought about the why of it...and all I come up with sounds like excuses to me. I was doing so well and had lost almost 15 pounds and felt so much better. Now I feel like I am on the verge ... Read more

  • Tuesday's Words to Ponder

    11/29/2016 11:15:54 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • My Next 100 Days - Days 69

    11/29/2016 10:01:36 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 69 - 20 minutes of yoga, 30 minutes rebounder and my step goal! Day 68 - Final step count 9696 (9,000) Day 67 - Final step count 10020 (9,000) Day 66 - Final step count 9552 (9,000) Da... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for November 29-30:

    11/29/2016 9:44:58 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: Avoid becoming defensive and possibly causing conflict by taking a moment to think before you respond. Lord, help me to believe in myself strongly so that I am able to turn down invitations that make me feel bad. Daily Scripture and reflection: He replied, "If you have fa... Read more

  • Jokes and A & I Team Blog

    11/29/2016 8:21:38 PM, by CANDOK1260

    Jokes and A & I Team Blog Our challenge for the A & I team is to Blog about how we fit in fitness over Thanksgiving. The truth is I didn't much. With Christmas shopping I didn't get my morning walks. But I did work so I got my heavy cleaning in. I plan on getting more exercise in now. ... Read more

  • David and his wife Michal

    11/29/2016 7:11:06 PM, by HIMELISSA2007

    In the Bible, in 2 Samuel 6:15-17, I remember a story of David's wife and her jealousy about David celebrating the ark coming into town. He was celebrating and she despised him. She needed to be out celebrating with him and participating instead of judging him. Well, what brought this to mi... Read more

  • Texting Code for Seniors

    11/29/2016 6:59:30 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • Medical update

    11/29/2016 5:19:29 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Went to the chiropractor first thing this morning. We reviewed the results of my MRI and he made a suggestion. Saw the foot doctor. Not much he can do. I will see him as needed to take care of the tootsies. Also saw my Primary Care doc today. I saw him right after lunch, so I guess he wa... Read more

  • Nov 29

    11/29/2016 1:49:13 PM, by SPARK_MERLE

    Testing new app update.... Read more

  • Set the Bar Low, Pies & Plateaus

    11/29/2016 1:45:56 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Like many of my American Spark friends, following Thanksgiving there are leftovers. Happily the last of the higher calorie foods are finished. We still have half a turkey which will go into some type of a turkey pie. I am not a pie baker but will try this Spark Low calorie pie crust recipe. Hmmm... ... Read more

  • Had surgery on Wednesday

    11/29/2016 11:02:09 AM, by MISSA526

    I had surgery to fix many issues with my shoulder and bicep. I am in a tremendous amount of pain. Even with the high dose Norco I can't really sleep. I have 3 deep incisions. I've been pain eating and have gained weight but that is stopping NOW!! I can't wait to start physical therapy! I know ... Read more

  • Had surgery on Wednesday

    11/29/2016 11:02:09 AM, by MISSA526

    I had surgery to fix many issues with my shoulder and bicep. I am in a tremendous amount of pain. Even with the high dose Norco I can't really sleep. I have 3 deep incisions. I've been pain eating and have gained weight but that is stopping NOW!! I can't wait to start physical therapy! I know ... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 6-15

    11/29/2016 10:38:47 AM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Thanksgiving week I really got off track with blogging but the good news is I still managed to get in my exercise with short walks and keep my step count high. I have made good progress on my Christmas decorating. I hope to have my Christmas trees all decorated by December 1st and my outside decorat... Read more