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  • Wednesday's Words to Ponder

    2/10/2016 11:31:48 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Hump day

    2/10/2016 10:16:14 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    I took a vacation day to spend lunch (Valentine's Day lunch) with our granddaughter at her school. She wanted McDonald's, and it took over twenty minutes. Guess why? All the parents and grandparents were there getting lunch for their children and grandchildren. It was nice spending time with her. ... Read more

  • Day 11!!!! And SO Very Tired, I Think the Old Girl IS Too Old!

    2/10/2016 6:12:48 PM, by GABY1948

    All this running, each day for this or that....and EVERYTHING we have to do is at LEAST 25 miles away. To make it worse, I woke up at 1am and my ARM was aching....the muscle on the arm and not the shoulder....they said that is where they put the SCREW to attach the new shoulder... 40 SO, ... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse February 10:

    2/10/2016 6:08:01 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Make it your goal to be someone that you would like to spend the rest of your life with. Lord, help me approach my day interested in everything that happens so that my life will truly be an adventure. Daily Scripture & Reflection: Then the Lord God formed the man of dust ... Read more

  • Going to start my triathlon training

    2/10/2016 4:54:26 PM, by AURORAMILLET

    Starting next week, I am going to start my triathlon training with my hired coach. She is going to train me for the next several months in preparation for my Olympic Distance, open- water triathlon in September. I just learned how to swim in July 2015 and I am not very fast or efficient in the wa... Read more

  • About Planning

    2/10/2016 4:54:14 PM, by BETRHO48

    "A goal without a plan is just a wish." ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery~ "If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!" ~Ben Franklin~... Read more

  • Day 45- Compliant... taking it a little easier today

    2/10/2016 3:43:16 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It snowed last night and got colder, so Cooper isn't as interested in going for long rambles when I take him out for his walks, which means that I am actually taking it a little bit easier today. (notice I didn't say taking it easy... just easier...) The drive out to mom and dad's was a bit of an ... Read more

  • 2-10-2016 - Before and After Pics

    2/10/2016 2:00:24 PM, by DYNAMICDEB53

    LOL well I have been asked to take a pic after surgery. Since I have to wear the binder most of the time, I have been hesitant, but after showering I just got dressed without the binder and had DH take couple pics. I cant tell you what I weigh right now. This was taken a coupe days before the... Read more

  • Getting out of my own Way...

    2/10/2016 1:27:38 PM, by NHES220

    As I think about what is holding me back from reaching my goals so far this year and I realize it is only February, I know the only thing holding me back is me. I have kind of slid back to my old ways of eating, not watching my carbs, not eating the healthiest. We are eating at home more, but not al... Read more

  • Thank Goodness That's Over!

    2/10/2016 12:45:18 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    WOW. That's all I can really say. Yesterday was ROUGH. I suppose coming off sugar could be compared to coming off some other addictive substances. Rough, but not life threatening! I was so emotionally drained and tired and CRABBY. I wanted to eat but because nothing I wanted was what I should ... Read more

  • throwing and sticking

    2/10/2016 12:37:04 PM, by FITBIZZZ

    Big salad: romaine, cheddar, artichokes, hearts of palm, leftover chicken, avocado, black seed, hibiscus salt, cracked black pepper, and a drizzle of raspberry aged dark balsamic. I've been doing a lot of "throwing things at the wall to see what's sticking." This includes evaluating ev... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: February 10, 2016

    2/10/2016 12:05:01 PM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "One word Frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” - Sophocles... Read more

  • Grilled Salmon With Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Lemon, And Oregano

    2/10/2016 12:02:19 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Can you guess what's for dinner tonight? Better yet just...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/3 c good-quality extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh oregano 1/4 c fresh lemon juice Four 8-ounce salmon steaks (or substitute halibut steaks or sw... Read more

  • Been gone a long time...

    2/10/2016 11:53:55 AM, by SLIMMINJENN

    So I've been gone a long time from spark and a lot has happened...Last April bf of 7 years moved out suddenly one day while I was at work (Easter holidays actually). Lots of hurt/resentment and questioning. I did lose weight and have kept some of it off. My grandbaby is almost 17 months old and ... Read more

  • New Beginnings

    2/10/2016 11:52:53 AM, by DAVIDJEANETTE

    I am starting this journey again. I seen a picture of myself and was so disappointed. I am bigger than I thought I was. The truth slapped me in my face. I know that is what I needed but it is so hard to see that reality. I heard a quote from a famous person the other day and I absolutely love i... Read more

  • Off whites for Lent

    2/10/2016 10:57:21 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Last year I decided to give something up for Lent this year, even though I do not practice religion. Yesterday I realized it was NOW. I racked my brains, and decided to give up the whites, sugar and flour. I am pretty much off whites because my eating plans don't incorporate them, but the idea of... Read more

  • Day 1522- Spark Store Closing?

    2/10/2016 10:52:36 AM, by BOBCATGIRL76

    So a little advertisement popped up today saying that everything in the SparkStore is 75% off! I've made purchases from the store before. I got workout tights, a moisture wicking shirt, a decal for my car. A bunch of stuff. Well now, it looks like they may be closing the store for good! E... Read more

  • Name calling is not necessary from our politicians

    2/10/2016 9:24:50 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I stayed up late to watch the returns of the NH race. I have many international friends. I got some emails about name calling. Since I have traveled much internationally since I have been 18 years old. The international community follows our politics greatly. In fact, my DH and I ... Read more

  • Healthy for Diabetes Avoidance

    2/10/2016 8:32:04 AM, by FLDEEZ

    I don't have diabetes. Yet. But, I'm worried that is the future I'm heading for and I really want to change my path. Both of my brothers have type 2 diabetes and I have autoimmune Hashimoto's thyroid disease. I'm overweight and out of shape and my diet isn't great (although it has been for... Read more

  • While on My Way to Give Team Points Away...

    2/10/2016 8:02:18 AM, by NEWSTARTNANA

    As my title suggests, I was on my Start Page, every time I scrolled I found something that shouted my name. I came to my blog because I want to write this down, right now, in case I forget. 1. Walk Challenge For months I have fought off getting off my butt. Weather, chores, you name it - I ... Read more

  • Burning Calories, Dropping Weight!

    2/10/2016 6:52:13 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Very exciting on the scale this morning...218.6! Down another 2.4...4.6 for the week! Yikes! Being sick must burn a LOT of calories! I feel like I've turned a corner with the sickness. I am seeing improvement in my symptoms and am hopeful that another day or two of taking it easy and taking med... Read more

  • 2/10/16

    2/10/2016 6:46:25 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell Quote of the Day Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. Berthold Auerbach Love Quote of the Day Love, like a chicken salad or restaurant hash, ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, February 10, 2016

    2/10/2016 6:17:55 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    February 10, 2016 PEACE ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY We have all had times in our lives where we were content. We have felt peace and joy about how things were going in our lives. Gods peace for us is even greater than the peace we feel on our own. We need to be sure we turn over everything to Him and... Read more

  • UNTITLED

    2/10/2016 5:21:01 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.... Read more

  • Beware of the croc . . .

    2/10/2016 4:16:54 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    246 Blessings to you!! 247 390... Read more

  • Wednesday

    2/10/2016 3:48:59 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Went out quite early this morning for breakfast hubby enjoyed his as he opted not to have tea last night. then we went through to our sons place ,he was at work so spent the time with our grandson as we don't see him very often he is 20 years old. when my son finished work we went out to tea.... Read more

  • Daddy's Eve

    2/10/2016 12:57:56 AM, by KAMCCLARY

    My Dad turns 86 years young in heaven tomorrow. I have the day off for dental work. I have been thinking how to honor him because all my life he has owned February 10th. In light of what my family has endured with his past illness, we chose to remember him faithfully as the patriarch of our famil... Read more

  • Community Weight Loss?

    2/10/2016 12:44:46 AM, by ANDEEWI

    OH was it cold today!!! Those windchills were down below zero today too!!! So I was able to work things out today so I only had to get out in it just one time. :) I did have some friends stop by for a little while before lunch! We had a good time! One of the things I'm still looking into... Read more

  • Tuesday's Words to Ponder

    2/10/2016 12:23:17 AM, by JUDY1676

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  • The up's and the downs.

    2/9/2016 11:02:50 PM, by MSEMBERSTORM

    40 days! I have done well. Not perfect but a lot better than I have done in the past. I was really disappointed with my weigh in at the end of January. I had only lost a little over 6 pounds. I had moved more than I had in over a year. I had watched my food and it was just 6 pounds. The... Read more

  • My goals are to control my diabetes through diet and exercise, lose weight and weight 145 pounds, &

    2/9/2016 8:48:51 PM, by PINKLACEHAT

    I have always wanted to do a 5K or a Volksmarch. Now I really believe that I can! I am working hard on controlling my diabetes. My fasting blood sugars are pretty good now, In fact I am dealing more with low blood sugars than high ones. Weight loss is still slow but I expect some favorabl... Read more

  • Determination

    2/9/2016 8:41:11 PM, by BETRHO48

    381 "Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough." ~Og Mandino~ ... Read more

  • The Mini-van is back and so is my Spark tracker. Woo-Hoo instead of Boo-Hoo.

    2/9/2016 8:32:09 PM, by NORASPAT

    250 They called this morning around 9 a.m. They said they would be right over to pick us up in the courtesy van. I was just out of bed after sleeping 8 hours. THAT IS RARE for me. I said we have just got out of bed can he come for 10:30 a.m. he said no problem. We looked outdoors and the snow w... Read more

  • Streaks and COLD and John had a NEW JOB today!

    2/9/2016 7:08:48 PM, by GABY1948

    First, my streaks are going WELL...but my WEIGHT is still giving me huge FITS! NO rhyme or reason WHY it is so erratic except that my moving is SO different now. I have to be patient until I am FREE 39 That said, my streaks are fully intact! SO glad to report that! But it isn't doing me a... Read more

  • New Goals and Motivation for 2016

    2/9/2016 6:42:33 PM, by AALLEY2

    I am going to get back to my healthy BMI, which I started last October, now I am going to add this to my vision board. Stay within my calorie range 1250 - 1500 Eat more veggies & fruit ~ try new one too Limit bread and all white products made from sugar & flour Avoid trigger foods because... Read more

  • Reflections

    2/9/2016 5:48:26 PM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    I dont know what I ever did to deserve this. My Mom used to always tell us how horrible we were and how she had done nothing to deserve such awful children. Nothing except: 1. Have us in the first place. Note to women who lack maternal instinct: If you dont want a large family, learn th... Read more

  • 10 Weeks Sparking Today!!!

    2/9/2016 5:33:56 PM, by UNITEDGIRL1985

    It has been 70 days since I joined SP... I have put my old scale in prison last week...I don't miss it or visit it...I depend on my tape measurement... it works well for me especially since I am maintainer... Last Sunday I ate different foods at the SB party...I got the cookies to take h... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse February 9:

    2/9/2016 5:30:39 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Don't spoil what you already have by using up your time wanting what you don't have. Lord, may I live with gratitude and take back my life because my life is not and never will be in the hands of fate. Daily Scripture & Reflection: Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whene... Read more

  • Day 44- Compliant... new PR

    2/9/2016 4:59:31 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Food is pretty much spot on once again. Went to the gym this morning with my brother. I decided to really go for the speed today, and ended up with 8.09 miles in 65 minutes, at incline. I was huffing and puffing, and sweating like crazy! Then I did 65 minutes on the elliptical, and 16 minute... Read more

  • A new beginning!

    2/9/2016 4:16:20 PM, by LCROSS89

    Okay, so this is my first entry into my blog. I will definitely be making more as I go. They will be reflections, recipes and so much more! I hope you enjoy!!! I have been gluten free for almost a year now! I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease on Friday, February 13, 2015! Since then, I have ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    2/9/2016 3:23:36 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    It's a busy day...not as busy as yesterday, but still busy. I am taking off tomorrow for our granddaughter's "valentine day lunch" at her school. Looking forward to that! Happy sparking!... Read more

  • A Quiet Week

    2/9/2016 2:59:58 PM, by NHES220

    Not much happening. I did go to my friend's party at a local brewery on Friday night. Saturday morning I met some friends for a run, I had planned on going 5 miles, but the cold air and my lungs had a different idea. We turned around at about the 2 mile mark making it a little over 4 mile run and my... Read more

  • Have a Great Tuesday!

    2/9/2016 2:03:11 PM, by BABY_GIRL69

    Had a wonderful Tuesday morning and praying that you guys did as well. I woke up surrounded by family and love. No early morning calls with bad news but only love prayers and support. So I am extremely thankful! Not to say, that we got a notice that our 18year old son has his license suspended fo... Read more

  • Healthy for Beach Walks

    2/9/2016 1:58:51 PM, by FLDEEZ

    Low tide beach walks are one of my very favorite things. This knee injury has reminded me how lucky I am to enjoy them - I need to get back to it! I think planning one a week (how hard can that be, really?!) should be routine. I need to incorporate a review of the tide charts into my Su... Read more

  • Day 1521- The First Step

    2/9/2016 1:46:00 PM, by BOBCATGIRL76

    The first step to recovery from any type of addiction is admitting you have a problem. I am lucky to have no personal experience with alcohol or drug addiction. But this weekend got me thinking. Before my epiphany, Friday after work I went to they gym to attempt my triathlon training, on... Read more

  • Physical Pain

    2/9/2016 1:42:40 PM, by MIRACLE47

    Yes, in physical pain, hurting but going to push self to walk more later today.... Read more

  • For variety...

    2/9/2016 12:57:08 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    ...Fifi is doing the Diet Doctors' LCHF plan. That is Low Carb High Fat. They have a two week LCHF kick start with an eating plan which has prodigious amounts of food in it. But the idea is to eat until satiety then stop. Of course with the extra fat and the high protein, it is easy to get to satiet... Read more

  • Thai Shrimp Salad In Lettuce Cups

    2/9/2016 12:22:17 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Not hungry for a big dinner? Just want something simple tonight? Take a peek! Ingredients~ Thai dressing~ 1/4 c creamy peanut butter 1/4 c rice vinegar 2 Tbsps soy sauce 2 Tbsps oil 2 Tbsps honey red pepper sauce to taste 1 red bell pepper, c... Read more

  • My SparkCoach Homework For Today!

    2/9/2016 11:52:48 AM, by UNIQUE55

    This is a letter to myself and I'm including you in on it... First of all, let me get this story straight, so we all understand... I was cruising along from day to day, my SparkTracker and SparkCoach told me I was doing okay, in fact thet said I was doing a great job at staying on track. They... Read more

  • Close, so close

    2/9/2016 11:16:55 AM, by KALISWALKER

    5% Winter Challenge update - this morning I am .2 pounds from my goal of losing 5% of my starting weight in 8 weeks. This will be my second time I have done this and it's only week 6! I hope to be doing the happy dance before the end of the week! ... Read more

  • old shenanigans made new

    2/9/2016 10:19:58 AM, by FITBIZZZ

    That's Ladiga, not ADIGA. So, if you happened to read my blogs from a couple of years ago (or not), I chronicled a journey taken by my friend, Jennifer and me. We piece hiked the entire Silver Comet Trail from Smyra, GA to the GA/AL state line (61.5) miles in 4 trips. We could've easily don... Read more

  • It's snowing AGAIN!

    2/9/2016 8:53:50 AM, by CASEYSAUER

    The weather man said we would get a dusting to 7 inches of snow with this storm. REALLY? That's as close as you can get? OH! I REALLY want that job! I woke up to about 1 inch and it is snowing at a good clip right now. I see snow shoving in my near future as a way of exercise. Yesterday I... Read more

  • Daily Challenges

    2/9/2016 8:05:33 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Challenge...yes, you can do this when you feel good...can you do this when you feel awful? Yes I can. Yesterday, I took it easy...worked at a slow pace from home. Took my meds. Got some extra sleep. Ate in range. Recorded my meals. Currently, I am making no effort on my walking. I have a hor... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: February 9, 2016

    2/9/2016 7:16:13 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    “I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.” - Pablo Neruda... Read more

  • 2/9/16

    2/9/2016 7:11:18 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Knowledge is power. Francis Bacon Quote of the Day The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. Henry David Thoreau Love Quote of the Day Love is the flower you've got to let grow. John Lennon Art Quote of the Day I see myself and many... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, February 9, 2016

    2/9/2016 6:22:33 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    February 9, 2016 CHOOSE JOY No matter what is going on in our lives right now, we can choose joy. No matter what our situation is, we can be joyful. Making the decision to choose joy in all we do will not only benefit us to grow stronger in our walk with God, but it will help our relationships ... Read more

  • Spark coach

    2/9/2016 6:12:36 AM, by MISSA526

    My relationship with food is pretty good I'd give it a 7. I have my slip ups but for the most part I eat pretty well, except when I'm really tired.😫 lol then all bets are off.... Read more

  • Masterpiece/work in progress . . .

    2/9/2016 4:18:28 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    Blessings to you!! 247 390... Read more

  • Just for laughs.

    2/9/2016 2:14:55 AM, by GOANNA2

    Joe's wife bought a new line of expensive cosmetics guaranteed to make her look years younger. After a lengthy time sitting before the mirror applying the 'miracle' products, she asked, "Darling, honestly, what age would you say I am?" Looking at her carefully, Joe said, "Judging from ... Read more

  • 100 Days Log-In Streak!

    2/9/2016 12:45:00 AM, by ANDEEWI

    Today marks 100 Days in a row of me logging into SparkPeople! Two years ago I had a Log-In streak of 114 days. I'm planning on beating that! But 100 days of doing anything consistently is something I take note of - since I have so much trouble being consistent in a lot of things. ;-) Other... Read more

  • Monday

    2/8/2016 11:43:51 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    Busy day today. No time to spark! Happy sparking!... Read more

  • Monday's Words to Ponder

    2/8/2016 11:29:27 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Tuesday

    2/8/2016 11:27:41 PM, by JTREMBATH

    HAD A GREAT TRIP DOWN JUST RESTING AT THE MOMENT BEFORE GOING OUT FOR TEA.... Read more

  • Snow today and still blowing in the evening. We will be staying home tomorrow.

    2/8/2016 10:11:11 PM, by NORASPAT

    Staying home because the car is in the body shop and our son has his Dad's little pick up truck to use to go to work every day. I can not drive a standard shift I did try but my back injury slows my left leg from moving quick so it is easy to drive with just my right leg. We thought about buyin... Read more

  • February 8 - keeping on keeping on

    2/8/2016 9:49:37 PM, by KPETSCHE

    I'm still just doing my gazelle and walking right now. I am able to sleep without taking ibuprofen or tylenol, I just have to sleep on my left side (without tipping over or I hurt) or on my back with a pillow held against my right side. I guess I still need the pressure straight on the ribs if I'... Read more

  • All about Valentines Day

    2/8/2016 9:44:20 PM, by ERCELLAJS

    If you could do anything you wanted for Valentine's Day, what would you like to do? I would love be sitting on a balcony off of a nice hotel room sipping on a Glenlivet with my sweetheart of 45 almost 46 years. Where would you celebrate it? Scotland What would you do?... Read more

  • Learning to Change Continues

    2/8/2016 9:14:11 PM, by GLORY63

    I am getting to where I am able to spread my carbs throughout the day more consistently. To help lower my A1C level, this is what was recommended by my nutritionist. THEN ---- there are days like today where I have so many carbs (like 30+) left at the end of the day that I fall back on "sugary... Read more

  • Spark coach

    2/8/2016 8:16:52 PM, by MISSA526

    The best part of my day was getting in to see my rhuemotologist tomorrow at 9:30 am. My entire right leg from hip to foot is swelled up and and in incredible pain. I'm have a tremendous difficulty walking and I just want it to be over!!... Read more

  • still exercising

    2/8/2016 7:10:28 PM, by SBECKER526

    I really enjoy exercising. I try to walk 3 miles each day. I am cycling 30 minutes on days I don't get to classes. I do one tai chi class , one QiGong class, one Aqua Class, one Zumba, and one yoga class per week. I hope to work in one pilates class.... Read more

  • Weekend Review

    2/8/2016 6:39:24 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I had a very fast weekend and find that I really didn't get a dang thing done. Our school had its annual tailgate party Friday night from 5-7. Each year we have a silent auction and I think each year it gets bigger. I spent $70 last year when DH was out of town. This year? He was bidding on a r... Read more

  • Short Blog Day 9 - Streaks Are ALL good - And MORE WALKING Out Back!

    2/8/2016 6:27:24 PM, by GABY1948

    The streaks are all good as most of you that know me would know. I am dedicated to something once I put my mind to it to say the least! Today we were gone add day shopping again so have not caught up ANYTHING yet or with ANYONE! But I'm going to try tomorrow because then it's PT Wednesday and... Read more

  • Day 43- Compliant... practicing resistance

    2/8/2016 6:24:47 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Food is pretty much perfect again. I think I am really getting the hang of this food thing. By the time 100 days rolls around it should pretty much be automatic. That said, I got practice today in resisting the food pushers. Both at lunch and dinner. Lunch was easy, as I had errands to run, so ... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse February 8:

    2/8/2016 5:04:20 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Time is yours to use or lose. Lord, teach me to avoid all upsetting thoughts and create a heart that glories in my time as a peaceful gift from You. Daily Scripture & Reflection: And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving tha... Read more

  • February 7 2016

    2/8/2016 5:01:17 PM, by MARILYNS67

    1st week of February has ended. And I am pleased with how I did - even though I was planning to do better at least there was a little improvement. Weight on February 1 2016 = 288.6 Weight on February 7 2016 = 287.5 down 1 pound making a total of 11 pounds lost February 1 - 7 2016 = 55 m... Read more

  • I overhauled my Nutrition and feel more satisfied that I am heading in the right direction!

    2/8/2016 2:02:42 PM, by PINKLACEHAT

    I was keeping my calories within the guidelines and thought I was doing really good! I couldn't figure out why I wasn't losing very much weight...1/4 pound after 3 weeks! So I really carefully looked over what I was doing. My carbs were anywhere from 200 to 800 over the recommended amount I shoul... Read more

  • Healthy for Work

    2/8/2016 1:34:31 PM, by FLDEEZ

    Ok, I know its it's not fun to talk or think about work on a Monday, but.... it is better to be healthy enough to work! I am lucky to have a job I like and the flexibility of self-employment. That does mean, though, that if I'm not working I don't get paid. This knee injury and my offic... Read more

  • About Significance

    2/8/2016 12:05:26 PM, by BETRHO48

    Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. ~Philippians 2:3-4 (ESV)~... Read more

  • BLT Pasta Salad

    2/8/2016 11:42:46 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I love a good 'ol BLT. What about you? How about a BLT pasta salad? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/2 pound dry rotini pasta 1 garlic clove, minced Kosher salt 1/2 c low-fat or regular mayonnaise 1/2 c well-shaken light buttermilk 1 tsp cider vinegar ... Read more

  • 50 lb total loss!

    2/8/2016 11:02:09 AM, by RAVENSOUL1

    Hi, ya'll! As of Feb 2016, I've now lost 50 lbs total (275 lbs to 225 lbs). I actually reached this goal approx a week ago--but didn't want to officially announce it until today... I wanted to make sure that the loss "stuck". As in, "OMG, I've STILL lost 50 freaking pounds! Look at that numbe... Read more

  • sleep great - worked out hard - feel great

    2/8/2016 10:18:06 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Life is good b/c exercise helps relieve the stress when it occurs. I found out it is Chinese New Year - year of the monkey. Have a good day for all my Asian friends who celebrate this day. Have a good day for all of us who have busy lives and still can remain present and positive.... Read more

  • Fear and Change

    2/8/2016 9:08:18 AM, by CATTIECANNSLUGG

    For the first time in five and a half months, I don't have PT. I've been going every week without fail. It's a personal thing because I hate PT. I'm known to make and cancel appointments at the last minute (repeatedly) and then just not go. But I found a therapist I actually click with. It's mo... Read more

  • this is me and my energy

    2/8/2016 8:53:01 AM, by FITBIZZZ

    Today's energy is brought you you by the letters R, W, H & S. First R, RELAX... My friend had an open house for her new "spa." I got buffed (like one you find in automotive parts, lol), rubbed, and then a lovely young lady did a mini reiki session on me and worked on my chakras. My friend, Li... Read more

  • Still Sick, Still Sparkin'

    2/8/2016 7:32:57 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    The Superbowl Party was quite different than anticipated. I did not feel well at all. I hardly ate anything. So, I didn't bother tracking. I tried to keep drinking, but with my queasy stomach, that wasn't very appealing either. DD and DH were a lot of help with the preparations and taking care ... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: February 8, 2016

    2/8/2016 7:13:43 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.” - C.S. Lewis... Read more

  • 2/8/16

    2/8/2016 7:12:27 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. Thomas Paine Quote of the Day I imagine that yes is the only living thing. e. e. cummings Love Quote of the Day I've had an exciting time; I married for love and got a little money along w... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Monday, February 8, 2016

    2/8/2016 5:56:32 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    February 8, 2016 RESPONSIBLE LEADERS We all have read of those in the Bible who did the right things such as Joseph, Daniel and David. The leaders in their day were evil yet these men did not waiver. It is easy to follow the godly leadership of those who do right; however, what about those lea... Read more

  • KIDS; KETCHUP

    2/8/2016 5:41:28 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    A woman was trying hard to get the tomato sauce out of the bottle. During her struggle the phone rang so she asked her 4 year old daughter to answer the phone. 'Mommy can't come to the phone to talk to you right now. She's hitting he bottle.'... Read more

  • The truth about regular exercise . . .

    2/8/2016 4:08:34 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    So, so true!! Blessings to you!! 247 390... Read more

  • Pre-planned Meals

    2/8/2016 2:09:10 AM, by OLD-NACL

    As luck would have it, today's Spark Coach task is to blog about planning the next day's meal. I had already taken five zip-lock bags and stuffed them with spinach, cauliflower, carrots, celery and mushrooms. I also have the 100 calorie boxes of raisins, craisins and almonds. I have 2 other ziplo... Read more

  • Short and Sweet

    2/8/2016 12:41:27 AM, by ANDEEWI

    Short and Sweet tonight - been such a long day - haven't read much, haven't browsed much, haven't done so much... a little walking... a lot of driving... and a lot of "hurry up and wait" waiting. But I cannot end the day without some time for consider what was good today! There IS ALWAYS some... Read more

  • Some nutrition goals to work on

    2/7/2016 11:52:09 PM, by ELISAJANE57

    I'm still trying to work hard on some new goals to feel better and hopefully get some weight off. I have to learn to be more positive and patient with myself. I was considering trying the 21 day fix but I'm still hesitant about supplements and shakes. I would rather just learn to give mindful eat... Read more

  • Day 42- Compliant... and new PR

    2/7/2016 11:21:09 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Today was a gym workout day with my brother, Jeremy. Normally we hop on treadmills next to each other and go for 65 minutes (60 minutes of workout and a 5 minute cool down). I thought I was pushing myself harder with him beside me, but I blew that theory out of the water today. Today he decided t... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse February 7:

    2/7/2016 11:18:44 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Listen to hear and learn. Lord, help me to practice listening without judgment and interruption so that I fully benefit and truly comprehend the nature of what is being shared with me. Daily Scripture & Reflection: Let the heavens be glad and let the earth rejoice; and le... Read more

  • Sunday's Words to Ponder

    2/7/2016 11:05:04 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Meal replacement shakes

    2/7/2016 10:16:17 PM, by LDIAZ-LANE

    Here is a great comparison on meal replacement shakes if anyone is interested. http://www.idealshape.com/mea
    l-replacement-shakes/... Read more

  • Spiritual Sunday

    2/7/2016 9:02:44 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Are you here yet?........... Read more

  • Monday

    2/7/2016 8:54:36 PM, by JTREMBATH

    With the last day of the long weekend and hopefully every one back at work will probably go away tomorrow just for a couple of days as I will have to be back for my appointment on Friday... Read more