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  • weekly exercise recap

    11/29/2015 9:07:25 PM, by OBIESMOM2

    gotta say, I'm proud of myself for getting in some exercise EVERY DAY for the week of Thanksgiving! Monday - spin class after work & a 45 minute walk with Angel Tuesday - 85 minute walk (with lots of sprints) with Angel Wednesday - 60 minute walk with Angel, then spin class Thursday - 5 m... Read more

  • 18 Fat-Rich Foods That Are Good For You: #3 - Peanut Butter

    11/29/2015 8:45:51 PM, by EDWARDS1411
    ign=1108_2nd_f#slide=1 tells us that, fat - or at least "good fat" - is not something we should shun from our diet. Monounsaturated fat, a staple in the Mediterranean diet, is ... Read more

  • Special Sunday

    11/29/2015 8:18:53 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Did you get around to doing this today....?... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: November 29, 2016

    11/29/2015 7:44:09 PM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time." - John Piper... Read more

  • One day at a time.

    11/29/2015 6:59:51 PM, by KST1969

    I won't quit. Eventhough this seems daunting I will keep going. Making little changes to get healthier. ... Read more

  • Awesome Sweet Sunday!

    11/29/2015 6:53:49 PM, by AALLEY2

    345 Today was a beautiful day. It was supposed to be my rest day, but I just can't do nothing, had to get out and enjoy the beauty so went on a short bike ride at a slow pace and enjoyed God's beauty. 67 I had absolutely no cravings for sweets at all. I ate the apple, grapefruit and blueberr... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse November 29:

    11/29/2015 6:10:52 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: The way to freedom is the belief that we have the ability to choose. Lord, help me make good choices and never be blinded by the false idea that I am a victim of circumstances. Daily Scripture & Reflection: “Comfort, yes, comfort My people!” Says your God. Isaiah 40:1 ... Read more

  • Calm Sunday

    11/29/2015 5:55:27 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I got sleep again last night... I even slept in a little. Still had coffee with mom. After I went to the grocery store for a few things. My freezer is stuffed. I walked Cooper twice for a total of about 90 minutes. I also pedaled for close to 3 hours while I read a new book that came in the mai... Read more

  • 11/29/15

    11/29/2015 5:50:18 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. Zig Ziglar You're going to go through tough times - that's life. But I say, 'Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.' See the positive in negative events. Joel Osteen You've done it before and you can ... Read more

  • Resetting defaults

    11/29/2015 3:46:10 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    Hmmm...strange. This morning my defaults for sparkpeople have been reset. It's a sunny Sunday, and nothing unusual for us to do except house cleaning. Have a great sparking Sunday!... Read more


    11/29/2015 12:58:38 PM, by GARDENCHRIS

    Well Thanksgiving is over. The food is eaten. Family has left or will be soon. Your house is getting back to everyday living. You now are somewhat back to normal. Your brain is starting to wrap your mind around the fact that Christmas and the rest of the Holidays are just around the corne... Read more

  • Confessions and Facing Reality

    11/29/2015 10:20:16 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    When I got on the scale this morning, I was not surprised by the number, but I felt awful. How did I let this happen yet again? I saw a number I had not seen in five years. Five years ago I was doing so well. I was eating healthy, going to the gym and had a fierce determination to succeed this... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, November 29, 2015

    11/29/2015 7:07:57 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    November 29, 2015 IDOLS If we were to ask a dozen children during this time of year what is important, we would probably hear something like presents, Christmas, Santa, etc. If we were to ask a dozen adults the same question, we may hear more grown up responses like gratitude, family and God. T... Read more

  • Evil Woman Doesn't Let A Soldier Sit Down. What Happens Next Is Priceless.

    11/29/2015 4:13:24 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    Evil Woman Doesn't Let A Soldier Sit Down. What Happens Next Is Priceless. An American soldier, serving in World War II, had just returned from several weeks of intense action on the German front lines. He had finally been granted R&R and was on a train bound for London. The train was very crow... Read more

  • Making small changes 1 step at a time, my plan

    11/29/2015 3:08:00 AM, by CALIFSUE

    I've been a member of SparkPeople since August of 2007. I love reading the articles, recipe's , exercise tips and personal successes. I have started many challenges and never followed through. The first part of November I was invited to a team to lose 15 pounds by New Years Eve. OK, I'll join, t... Read more

  • Round 3 comes to an end

    11/29/2015 1:00:18 AM, by ANDEEWI

    So for 3 rounds I've been doing this "Rewire Your Brain To Be Happier by recalling 3 things your are grateful for each day for 21 day" - and I'm not stopping. I just find it "interesting" that today, day 63, the last day of another 21-day stint, I have had so many things go wrong! So many times I fe... Read more

  • Round 3 comes to an end

    11/29/2015 1:00:18 AM, by ANDEEWI

    So for 3 rounds I've been doing this "Rewire Your Brain To Be Happier by recalling 3 things your are grateful for each day for 21 day" - and I'm not stopping. I just find it "interesting" that today, day 63, the last day of another 21-day stint, I have had so many things go wrong! So many times I fe... Read more

  • Saturday's Words to Ponder

    11/28/2015 11:28:49 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Thanks friends -reading the blog a day late I was able to read and reflect why I keep on blogging.

    11/28/2015 10:16:44 PM, by NORASPAT

    Thanksgiving was awesome it went extra well. DH was helpful along with our youngest son too. He was having a full day off and GD was looking forward to a day with her Dad. Her Mom had to work. The food was good but not as outstanding as the Company, indeed the Family part was awesome.!!! Ever... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse November 28:

    11/28/2015 8:14:00 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: To be completely at peace, avoid hurting anyone for any reason. Lord, I will act with kindness and when others are hurtful to me, I will focus on Your presence within them to give me courage to respond gently. Daily Scripture & Reflection: He replied, "If you have faith as... Read more

  • Sunday

    11/28/2015 7:37:26 PM, by JTREMBATH

    I will be going to work tomorrow and see how it goes while at the other hospital there is some heavy lifting so not to sure of that but later I go back to my hospital so will be alright there.... Read more

  • Getting through Thanksgiving

    11/28/2015 7:31:58 PM, by JANROLG

    I thought I could get through Thanksgiving without overdoing it, but I was mistaken. I really derailed myself. Be this year it is so different. Before, I would have given up. This time, I'm thinking about why I want to loose weight and be healthy. I want to for no other reason but for me t... Read more

  • 11-28-2015 - Time for some reflection

    11/28/2015 7:17:39 PM, by DYNAMICDEB53

    This year is going by fast and for much of it I have had little time, busy with room renovations, which are all done. I have changed my diet since May doing Jenny Craig, and yes seeing results which after over a year of no changes is a good thing. I have come to realize a long held dream something... Read more

  • life in recovery, an unsupportive spouse

    11/28/2015 7:13:49 PM, by MRSKATEDUVALL

    How do you deal with a non supportive spouse was the theme of a message board I was reading, and I paused, and thought a bit and started blogging. Because I am conflicted about this. On my right hand, I think IT IS MY HOUSE, and MY KITCHEN, my health, my meal plan and I admit that I am addict, so I ... Read more

  • Day 9 of Taming My Sweet Tooth

    11/28/2015 7:00:27 PM, by CLAIREMZM

    Because of an early Thanksgiving family celebration and preparation for a Thanksgiving dinner at church I haven't taken the time to journal in this blog about my sugar cravings. I haven't even read the challenges! So I'm just picking up where the challenge is now. The sugar cravings haven't bee... Read more

  • Sweet Treats for me

    11/28/2015 6:33:32 PM, by AALLEY2

    My sweet treat today was sweet and salty popcorn and my healthier pumpkin pie. Tomorrow I am trying to go without any treats and see how that goes. 471... Read more

  • Saturday

    11/28/2015 5:55:02 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    Turns out to be a nice sunny day with some breezes. Laundry is hanging outside, taking in the sunshine. After a couple of days of rain, it's really nice to have a "good weather" Saturday. Plus we don't have anywhere to go, so it's Saturday, as usual. Happy sparking everyone!... Read more

  • What next?

    11/28/2015 5:47:43 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It seems there is nothing the doctors can do to break the cycle of pain I am in. I am unwilling to attempt another infusion after yesterday's frustrating disappointment, and the new medications don't seem to work any better than the previous ones. The one good thing I can say about the new meds is... Read more

  • Rainy days

    11/28/2015 4:28:09 PM, by NHEMBERGER

    I tried to get out and walk, was soaked within 15 minutes. As much as I'd love to jump in the puddles, it is cold November rain, don't want to get sick, lol! Time to find an indoor activity to get the rest of my steps in. I'm halfway there. Hope you're staying dry!... Read more

  • life in recovery, day 15.

    11/28/2015 3:19:43 PM, by MRSKATEDUVALL

    November 27. The big meal is over. I had to leave the gathering, too much food and if I didn’t leave, I was going to dive into banana pudding cream cake. I walked out, as is I broke, and had a COSTCO pumpkin roll slice. But the company was good and I was a little aggravated that my urges had me w... Read more

  • Simple Change

    11/28/2015 1:08:58 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    Thanksgiving has come and gone, I need to clean out the fridge with all the eats I had in there. I know I am in trouble when I am huffing and puffing to put socks on or trying on coats size 3x and I can't zip them up. No way. I am not going to take this lying down. I am going to use my new exerc... Read more

  • Joining the gym

    11/28/2015 12:02:23 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Tomorrow I see the surgeon and expect to be cleared to exercise, though this surgeon has stern words about no swimming and soaking my wound. Fifi is a rebel except she has learned from past experience to do what the doctor says in regard to recovery from surgery. But DH saw a groupon deal at our... Read more

  • Going to be a busy day!

    11/28/2015 11:04:08 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DH going back to WW. Yea!! I received a fruit cake from my BBF for a holiday gift. I hate fruit cake. So this is not a threat to my program, but DH ate about half of it and says he was so hung over from food. I told him last night to throw it out, but he opened it and consumed too... Read more

  • slight progress

    11/28/2015 10:10:21 AM, by STEPHLOKI

    Well I don't feel like I made progress, but I actually have I have lost 2 pounds and now I have staid there for a couple of days. And that despite sugar cravings and some mindless eating. I was doing very well with eating only fruits for breakfast for many months, but now I feel like if I don't ea... Read more

  • 11/28/15

    11/28/2015 10:05:43 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Constant dripping hollows out a stone. Lucretius If you want to succeed in the world must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a coming. You can commit no greater folly than to ... Read more

  • It's been quite a Thanksgiving for me

    11/28/2015 10:04:29 AM, by KAREN_72

    I am so thankful to be alive and to be healthy, despite my overweight body. I am working on that because I know that the older I get, the harder it will be for my body to compensate for this substantial extra baggage. I am thankful for a close family who pull together in times of need and do whateve... Read more

  • New York City!

    11/28/2015 8:46:11 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    I get to go to New York City today. I'm excited! A little upset my mp3 player decided to break today. Of course. I have my phone though and can listen to Amazon music. I've bought some good music over the years. Am considering getting Prime for the Prime music. What do you do for good music t... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Saturday, November 28, 2015

    11/28/2015 7:52:50 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    November 28, 2015 GUILT Guilt is a feeling we have when we feel we have done something wrong. When we feel guilty, it’s a sign we need to take an action. If we have hurt someone, we may need to go to the person we have wronged and talk to them to seek forgiveness. Or if something happened beyon... Read more

  • Just joking!

    11/28/2015 6:58:52 AM, by GOANNA2

    A guy was sitting in his garden drinking beer and listening to the football on the radio. As he was relaxing, his wife was struggling to push a large lawnmower round the lawn. His new neighbour was watching for ten minutes or so and could stand it no longer, so calls out..."How can y... Read more


    11/28/2015 5:46:14 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    A dogs head tilt is kryptonite to humans. We're powerless to it.... Read more

  • Quiet day

    11/28/2015 3:11:27 AM, by ARNETTELEE

    It was so nice at work quiet, not much going on. It was busy, though. Happy sparking!... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: November 28, 2015

    11/28/2015 1:26:42 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "In normal life we hardly realize how much more we receive than we give, and life cannot be rich without such gratitude. It is so easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements compared with what we owe to the help of others." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison... Read more

  • Friday's words to Ponder

    11/27/2015 11:18:24 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Dark & Dreary Friday

    11/27/2015 10:50:30 PM, by ANDEEWI

    UGH! What a dark & dreary day we've had here! Never got even a glimpse of sunlight. :( The temps have hovered near the freezing mark all day too. :( Guess "winter" has finally arrived! It's been stalling some this year. November's been a lot warmer than usual. But we now have a dusting of snow that... Read more

  • Fabulous Friday

    11/27/2015 10:40:40 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    What did you sow today?........................ Read more

  • BECK EATING BEHAVIOURS for the holidays: tolerate hunger.

    11/27/2015 9:45:46 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    On Beck Day 12 Tolerate hunger, we skip lunch and rate our sensations. I am doing this exercise today because I have lunch guests tomorrow, and I want to eat with them. Beck asks us to rank discomfort on a scale of 0-10, 0 being no discomfort and 10 being extreme discomfort. We are to eat... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse November 27:

    11/27/2015 9:16:30 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Our body is the temple of God and our soul is His image. It is the devil's work to make us forget that and feel useless, incapable and worthless. Lord, I will not deny Your existence in me. I am strong and capable because You live and work through me. Daily Scripture & Refle... Read more

  • Breaking down

    11/27/2015 8:20:25 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I lost my s++t today sparkaroonies. I called the neurologist's office at 8am when they opened, and actually talked to a person, instead of having to leave a message, so I thought that was a good sign. They got back to me around 10:30. Another change of medications, and the insurance company final... Read more

  • Salty craving

    11/27/2015 7:38:11 PM, by SIMPLY-CRM

    Wish there was a healthy way to curb salt cravings. Last night I just wanted to eat and eat and eat more, looking for salt. Well I didn't go down that path, but it was way too hard. Going out to a movie tomorrow. How will I resist buttered popcorn? Don't the two go hand in hand? ... Read more

  • Saturday

    11/27/2015 7:37:24 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Finally the Dr rang last night to tell me there was no broken bones but my shoulder showed a pocket where it was very inflamed so going to have a steroid injection in there, and my wrist showed something very different I have what they say rheumatoid arthritis and she is going to do a blood test to ... Read more

  • Red Velvet Santa Hats

    11/27/2015 3:16:33 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I think that we all made it through Thanksgiving now on to...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted sweet cream butter, well softened 1 egg 1 (2-layer) package red velvet cake mix 1 tube white decorating icing 1/2 c flaked coconut 24 min... Read more

  • A day full of blessings! 11-27-15

    11/27/2015 3:07:32 PM, by SPARKLINGME176

    15 11-27-15 I admit it, I over did it a bit yesterday. It was at a family gathering, not our home! It is SO much easier to make my own food! My carrot raisin salad was a hit! It was my 'go to' food for the evening. Today started a day of cleaning out cabinets! 542 DH & I 337 are having our own... Read more

  • Taming my Sweet Tooth

    11/27/2015 2:24:56 PM, by AALLEY2

    Yesterday I was Thankful for family, friends, and those that have gone home before me. 459 This is the start of week 2 in the challenge to tame my sweet tooth. Thankfully, I didn't go over my calorie limit with just one slice of lower fat and sugar pumpkin pie! Thankful that I got my f... Read more

  • Day 25 Smaller amounts, less often & a Day of Discovery

    11/27/2015 1:41:44 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This is a beautiful tranquil place in Washington where I go to an annual women's retreat. There are long wooded trails over old railway bridges, sunny flower gardens, and duck ponds. I was walking with my friend Jeanette. For the rest of the year when I blog I will post a picture of somethi... Read more

  • Thanksgiving dinner went great

    11/27/2015 10:43:12 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; The dinner yesterday went great! DS came with his new bride. They looked happy and connected. They were smiling. My son loved seeing his niece and nephew. He was amazed how they have grown. My DD was very hospitable toward her brother. Grand kids were great!! I ate more than ... Read more

  • After Holiday Binging

    11/27/2015 10:09:37 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Don't continue to binge just because there was a holiday. Holidays are a one day affair. Healthy lifestyles are a journey, not a wagon to be gotten on or off of. Whether you eat it today, tomorrow or next week, it still turns into the same fat. So eating it today to save you from eating it tomor... Read more


    11/27/2015 9:07:06 AM, by SMIDGON

    I don't know what happened with the last paragraph of the previous blog. I get a different outlook on life over the holidays. I have mentioned how ones thought were long x friends. Have walked away from me. I has been said that they don't know what to say. How about a touch on th... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, November 27, 2015

    11/27/2015 7:44:26 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    November 27, 2015 PROMISES When others make a promise to us and keep it, we become confident in them because we have witnessed them holding up to their promise. However, we all know there are times when people back down on what they commit to and we are let down. We may have even backed down on... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: November 27, 2015

    11/27/2015 7:29:39 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "Dance. Smile. Giggle. Marvel. TRUST. HOPE. LOVE. WISH. BELIEVE. Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where you are at this moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go." - Mandy Hale... Read more

  • Let every breath you take . . .

    11/27/2015 7:29:11 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

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

  • 11/27/15

    11/27/2015 7:04:32 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. William Arthur Ward Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confu... Read more

  • Indigenous America Unite

    11/27/2015 4:29:42 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    The idea of the American Thanksgiving feast is a fairly recent fiction. The idyllic partnership of 17th Century European Pilgrims and New England Indians sharing a celebratory meal appears to be less than 120 years-old. And it was only after the First World War that a version of such a Puritan-I... Read more

  • Gratitude Habits

    11/27/2015 12:29:47 AM, by ANDEEWI

    Gratitude Habits??? It came up today. Random conversation about me posting things I'm grateful for these last several weeks. Surprisingly, or maybe not so much, some feel I should not be posting it for others to see. They say it's a call for attention. They say it's prideful. They say it loses ... Read more

  • thankful blog #4

    11/27/2015 12:17:01 AM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    I am going to make this one short and sweet.I am thankful for a warm bed to sleep in and a pillow to put my head on each since some don't even have that at night.I would say more but I am ready to bed.... Read more

  • Thursday's Words to Ponder

    11/26/2015 11:33:36 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Thanks for the support.

    11/26/2015 11:06:49 PM, by NORASPAT

    I was preparing everything then our youngest son came home. It was a big meal because of the variety. Our DIL had to work all day but it was her she was alright with it. Our eldest son came through the door and his brother was carving the turkey. We all sat down and DH and our eldest son... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/26/2015 10:26:48 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    It's Thanksgiving. It's Thursday. It's a holiday. Work tomorrow. That's good! Today we spent time with family: son and his family (three grandchildren), brother, mother, and of our my family (hubby and daughter). Got a turkey dinner from Big Save which came with all of the trimmings! It was qui... Read more

  • A List of Praises

    11/26/2015 9:54:04 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    Give praise with psalms that tell the trees to sing, Give praise with Gospel choirs in storefront churches, Mad with the joy of the Sabbath, Give praise with the babble of infants, who wake with the sun, Give praise with children chanting their skip-rope rhymes, A poetry not in books, a va... Read more

  • BECK EATING BEHAVIOURS FOR THE HOLIDAYS: eating behaviour checklist

    11/26/2015 9:47:04 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    TODAY it is Thanksgiving for US Sparkers, 429 and Friday 27 November at 3.35 pm for me. Yesterday was a big day, I had to get a blood test and do a couple of errands, my first time out for a week, chaufferred by DH as I'm not allowed to drive. Totally wiped out on return home and slept in ... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/26/2015 9:21:34 PM, by BETRHO48

    I am very thankful for all my SparkFriends and their support and encouragement. Wishing all my wonderful SparkFriends a very Happy Thanksgiving.... Read more

  • Thankful... Stretch or Zippered Pants?

    11/26/2015 9:10:30 PM, by UNIQUE55

    I am thankful... I for the first time in a really long time, I wore blue jeans for our Thanksgiving meal and never had to unzip them after the meal was over!!!! Did you wear stretch pants or zippered pants for your Thanksgiving celebration? If they were zippered did you have to loosen them ... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse November 26:

    11/26/2015 7:16:42 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: There is not one moment that we are separated from God's care unless we choose to be. Lord, You provide for my daily needs and deliver me from evil. You are my refuge. Daily Scripture & Reflection: Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart. Psalm 97... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/26/2015 7:06:21 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Around 10:30 this morning I threw in the towel and decided to give in and go to the ER for this migraine. Usually they can give me something for the pain that will work at least for a day or two. Today... nothing worked. Not dilaudid, or IV tylenol or any of the other things they tried. The migr... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    11/26/2015 3:57:32 PM, by KATIEASP

    Go for a walk today. Then have a great Thanksgiving meal! :)... Read more

  • 18 Fat-Rich Foods That Are Good For You: #2 - Olive Oil

    11/26/2015 3:10:54 PM, by EDWARDS1411
    ign=1108_2nd_f#slide=1 tells us that, fat - or at least "good fat" - is not something we should shun from our diet. Monounsaturated fat, a staple in the Mediterranean diet, is ... Read more

  • Thankful for Sweet SparkPeople

    11/26/2015 3:02:08 PM, by AALLEY2

    426 Being thankful for a free site to log and blog about fitness and food. Thanks to Chris for being generous in sharing his insight with us and giving us this gift. 430 Even after having chocolate yesterday I am not craving sweets. My lunch today was like any other day. We are having fresh fi... Read more

  • Friday

    11/26/2015 1:55:58 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Still have not heard back about my Xrays and ultrasound so will ring them later to find out, been for my walk very pleasant out there so now just sitting doing my Spark points.... Read more

  • Maple Barbecue Pulled Chicken

    11/26/2015 12:13:36 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, HAPPY THANKSGIVING to ALL and to ALL a HEALTHY one! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 c ketchup 1/2 c maple syrup 1/4 c apple cider vinegar 2 Tbsps Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 tsps garlic powder 1 tsp dry mustard 1/4 tsp cayenne 1 (38-ounce) package bo... Read more


    11/26/2015 9:40:01 AM, by GABY1948

    Wow! I cannot believe I'm finally doing this. But before I do this I will apologize and warn you this is a long long. I actually have a very full heart today. Those of you who do know me know I have a BIG heart for others! Most of my close friends know that I have wanted to blog for probably... Read more

  • Gratitude is a choice!

    11/26/2015 8:08:08 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    426 426 Happy Thanksgiving!! 426 426 Blessings to you!! 247 390... Read more

  • 11/26/15

    11/26/2015 7:15:23 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Happy Thanksgiving “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” -- Dalai Lama “I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means.” -- Joseph B. Wirthlin ... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: November 26, 2015

    11/26/2015 6:55:22 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." [Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, 1963] - John F. Kennedy... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, November 26, 2015

    11/26/2015 6:44:20 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    November 26, 2015 ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE We can have real peace when we put things in perspective and have true gratitude for our lives and what we are blessed with. When we focus on what we don’t have rather than what we do have, we will be miserable and always searching for something better. W... Read more

  • My Son

    11/26/2015 12:31:17 AM, by ANDEEWI

    The highlight of my day? Getting a little bit of a visit with my one & only son, who currently resides at UWGB full time! He's back "home" just a few days and has some school assignments/projects to work on while here. He's changed so much; but then he's not - I can still see my precious little... Read more

  • Journey Day 141: Hindsight is gonna be 20/20

    11/25/2015 11:47:02 PM, by WRITE-OWN-STORY

    OK guys. I've debated on sharing this with y'all for a couple of days before realizing that due to the beauty of the Internet, I will probably never meet any of y'all and thus not have to see any judgmental expressions. So, here goes...I'm getting this off my chest because my emotions, anxiety, an... Read more

  • Different Holidays

    11/25/2015 11:35:34 PM, by SBECKER526

    We are beginning our holiday season with dinner in the restaurant we enjoy. The meal will be at 12:30 pm. 428 We consider that we are celebrating with our new family. I made reservations for Christmas Day. 460 I have new Jewish friends so we will enjoy a Jewish meal on December 10 for Han... Read more

  • Good News-our son is coming to dinner.

    11/25/2015 11:35:14 PM, by NORASPAT

    DH and I are so happy that our eldest coming is coming to Maine from upstate NY. He was supposed to stay in NY and work Thanksgiving day. I had hoped to see the Grand kids but it will be a flying visit. The GC will be staying home with the kids. Our grandson is well over 6 feet and sitting in hi... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving-- Have a great day!

    11/25/2015 11:06:39 PM, by JUDY1676

    Wishing all my Spark friends here in the US a very happy Thanksgiving. All of us need to remember to give thanks every day! ... Read more

  • Have a Mindfully Sweet Thanksgiving

    11/25/2015 9:32:47 PM, by AALLEY2

    Day 6 of my Tame the Sweet Tooth Challenge Today I was craving chocolate and fought it off most of the day. Went for a.m. walk 45 min and bike ride for an hour. Made some awesome chocolate bark. It is healthier than a candy bar and much lighter. It was so very good and I stayed within my calori... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse November 25:

    11/25/2015 9:17:40 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: No detail is too insignificant for God's attention. Lord, You encourage me daily as You guide my humblest moments. Daily Scripture & Reflection: No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. John 6:44 A Time to... Read more

  • MRI is done

    11/25/2015 8:46:11 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Sort of took a rest and recovery day today, as I had my MRI this afternoon, and I had to run errands this morning. I still started the day with a 4 mile walk with Cooper, followed by coffee with mom. The coffee seems to help my migraines a little, but the effect wears off over the course of the d... Read more

  • Grateful!

    11/25/2015 8:43:04 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    I am grateful for SparkPeople and all the friends I have on here and in life and such. Had a good year. It was this time last year that I started to drop the lbs and have lost around 40 lbs in one year. I hope to slowly lose 20 more by increasing my time on my exercise bike. I figure it took me ... Read more

  • life in recover, day #12,

    11/25/2015 8:37:48 PM, by MRSKATEDUVALL

    November 25,2015.. I have a very large extended family, who all gather for Thanksgiving at Great Grandma’s house. About 90 of us when we are all there, but these year, it will be quieter, only about 50. Dinner is at 1, a buffet style with sit down at the table, complete with wine glasses and cloth n... Read more

  • Thanksgiving 2015

    11/25/2015 8:22:26 PM, by ALICIA214

    Nov 25th 2015. I would like to wish all my friends South of the border a Very Happy Thanksgiving rejoice with your family and friends, and if you are travelling to be with loved ones , have a safe journey. Blessings to you all. ... Read more

  • BECK EATING BEHAVIOURS for the holidays: differentiate between hunger, desire, and cravings.

    11/25/2015 5:37:58 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    So far I've refreshed my eating behaviors around eating sitting down, slowly and mindfully; arranging my environment to minimise food triggers; and creating time and energy. I'm doing pretty well with that. I eat sitting down, my environment is arranged, I have the time. And I eat slowly, chewing we... Read more

  • Gingerbread Woodland Animals

    11/25/2015 3:22:26 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, The holiday season is upon us so do not forget to add these to the goodie table! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted sweet cream butter, softened 1 c granulated sugar 1/4 c molasses 1 large egg 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking s... Read more

  • Thursday

    11/25/2015 3:14:14 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Have not yet got the results of my test so hopefully should hear before to long. The weather today is overcast, it has been raining but not at the moment, been for my walk so even though it was a bit muggy it was not that bad.... Read more

  • Hump day

    11/25/2015 2:12:00 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    It's hump day....yay and tomorrow's a holiday. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. ... Read more

  • just had wonderful talk with DS

    11/25/2015 2:00:38 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; my DS had a huge wedding which MIL wanted & paid for. MIL is Korean and bride is 1/2 Korean. 80% of the guests were Korean. DS just told me that MIL had the Korean people write her name on the wedding checks and cashed them. MIL said that is tradition in Korea. My son says isn't... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Memories

    11/25/2015 1:49:16 PM, by APPLEPIEAPPLE

    I find this time of year awakens so many memories. As a child, Thanksgiving meant the Christmas parade in downtown Wheeling, WV was the next day on what is now called Black Friday. It is rumored that Black Friday got its name because the stores books finally got out of the red during the final... Read more