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  • Ya Friday

    7/2/2015 2:43:40 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Still very down with the flu I have no energy at the moment hopefully I can see the day out.... Read more

  • Carefully Returning To A Normal Routine!

    7/2/2015 2:38:19 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    My orthopedist was very pleased with my healing today! He immediately put me into my regular shoe and said I could get rid of my post surgical shoe. I am ecstatic to have two shoes that are the same height. My back felt better right away. The doctor did caution me to ease into exercise and being... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/2/2015 11:49:55 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny summer day here today. had a great time with my daughter yesterday! to see her so happy makes my day. all of the birds say hi. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Blog Entry # 21 Stats for Junes Steps and Etc :D

    7/2/2015 10:13:19 AM, by SWEETBABYGIRL5

    Blood Sugar this morning was 5.5. Stats for June according to my Fitbit: Total Steps 323009 Total Floors 499 Total Miles 61.7 Total Calories 54608 Total Minutes 2211 Stats for May: Totals for the month: Total Steps 372537 Total Floors 192 Total Miles 71.... Read more

  • 7-2-15 Carolina State Park

    7/2/2015 9:24:19 AM, by SILVASHAN

    Heading out to Carolina State Park later this morning. Should be fun. Shooting some footage for a film and exploring the park.... Read more

  • Just got back from gym

    7/2/2015 8:45:44 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Yesterday went well. DH calmed down. The roofer fixed our roof. He also checked the roof for other problems and he said the roof was in very good condition after he fixed the leak. 244 I am expecting a package today, but looked this morning. UPS says they do not know where the p... Read more

  • Ignore the naysayers!

    7/2/2015 7:31:34 AM, by CTUPTON

    "So she wants to fly. And she thinks she has a butterfly inside. And that business about focusing and goals! Ha! Ha! Ha!"... Read more

  • Tried Elliptical...Yuck!

    7/2/2015 12:10:06 AM, by LILITHD

    Okay, I tried it tonight. The famous elliptical. I hated it so bad I could only do 10 minutes of it. It just didn't do anything for me. I'll stick to my treadmill, and the climber to mix it up with. At least the shin splints have gone away and I'm able to walk again. Got good news today, I thi... Read more

  • Tough Wednesday

    7/1/2015 11:34:59 PM, by TERRI289

    I don't think I ate enough to go with last night's dose of Naproxen. My 1 am wake up was no fun. At least the cat and the younger dog kept me company while I was ill. Woke up and felt ok to teach. Class went well, as did the second class that I took. Ran a few errands and came home and crashed.... Read more

  • Thursday

    7/1/2015 11:30:23 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Celebrate life live lots enjoy everything sending light love joy and happiness hugs... Read more

  • Did I just roll my eyes out loud

    7/1/2015 10:14:49 PM, by PJDANIELS

    Seriously, this was my day. Major eye rolling. Short staffed at work, 3 phones ringing, people coming in, my back up girl is seriously late. Get off work at 1:00 on Wednesdays. Okay, good, now I can enjoy my day, right? Ha ha, Pam you're funny. So the hubby and I go to the tire st... Read more


    7/1/2015 9:22:58 PM, by KIM22211

    I have a friend coming over that is going to color and cut my hair and we are going to do some facials! Scrubs also and try to sneak in a pedi! Love days like this! Have a great one!... Read more

  • Wednesday

    7/1/2015 8:13:10 PM, by ALICEART2010

    Today I went to the mall and got a "makeup application". I wanted some "shimmer" but I got a face full o' glitter. It was funny. I came home and washed the makeup off. Of course I didn't complain to the young girl who did my makeup, she was new at doing makeup. I also got a chair message for 2... Read more

  • My Story and How I Lost 225 Pounds

    7/1/2015 5:07:32 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now. Beth Donovan's No Weight Loss Surgery, No Crazy Diets, No Extreme Exercise Story of Joy on a Journey: Pounds lost total: 225 and counting I don't have an abundance of will power, nor am I a mega strong person. I am definitely willful a... Read more

  • 7-1-15 Beach-time

    7/1/2015 3:52:31 PM, by SILVASHAN

    Spent the morning at the beach and loved it. Still planning to ride my bike tonight.... Read more

  • Thursday

    7/1/2015 2:49:14 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Not very well today I have a very bad cold I can't say it's the flu as I don't have a temperature and no aches and pains just coughing and sneezing.... Read more

  • My Analytical Brain; The part that hurts!

    7/1/2015 2:30:52 PM, by APPY-LAURIE

    I added this picture just because I am trying to find this spot. This spot would make me feel blissful. Blissful; bliss-ful. adj. Extremely happy; full of joy Well I know that my life would not be perfect, if I were the woman in the picture, but it would sure be blissful while it l... Read more

  • Returning to Leadership - I'm Baaack! (Things I've learned)

    7/1/2015 11:10:57 AM, by MJ-SHE-BEAST

    I resigned as a leader from my beloved San Antonio Spark Team at the first of the year. I needed a break after 5 years. I had my WLS at the end of July 2014 and it was just time to focus more on ME and MY journey. I'm at 82 pounds lost, by the way. 104 I needed a break from coming up with ch... Read more

  • Repairman day

    7/1/2015 9:49:07 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; repairmen are all coming today hopeful. DH is working at home, but it is not easy. DH is so anxious- he gets like this when he is juggling. I do most of the decision making on stuff, but today he wanted to be involved. The side effect is his anxiety which I do not see when he is w... Read more

  • Trying A Shoe On Today

    7/1/2015 8:41:12 AM, by AQUAGIRL08

    This is very exciting! I am trying a shoe on my foot today. I set the timer for 15 minutes and I walked around the kitchen first and now I am laying on the bed. But, I have a shoe on my foot! 334 331 Yippee! Ps yes, I am allowed to put a shoe on. The doctor told me to try it. I can do t... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/30/2015 10:08:09 PM, by TERRI289

    Another good and very busy day..Ballet barre and stability ball/yoga class in the morning and a free Zumba class sponsored by a friend. In between there was housework and paperwork and animal love. Enjoying a quiet evening with dh.... 220... Read more

  • Looking for swimmers over 50. Please comment.

    6/30/2015 9:56:42 PM, by MIAMIRN

    Hi all, I am looking for swimmers. I know there are a lot of hidden swimmers here. I also know of the swimming forums. Unfortunately, the forums are not frequented by all the swimmers on SparkPeople. So, I am looking for hidden swimmers to talk swimming and perhaps virtually swim with. I a... Read more

  • Do you hear the music?

    6/30/2015 9:44:53 PM, by PJDANIELS

    This really strikes a chord with me (get it? ha ha). I tried so many diets and programs, hmm....let's see: TOPS Weight Watchers Cambridge Drinks (300 calories per day, got light headed) Injections (ouch) Pills (fen/phen, lucky I didn't die and so expensive) Drinking vinegar wi... Read more

  • 6-30-15 A Day of Dr. Visits

    6/30/2015 8:44:02 PM, by SILVASHAN

    Saw my primary to follow up on BP and its going well. Also, he was pleased to see a 5lb weight loss in the last 2 months. In the afternoon saw my Thyroid doctor. All looked the same and fine. Happy to have those appts. out of the way. Primary is sending me for a gallbladder ultrasound. I'm thi... Read more

  • Leg pain is much reduced! What a relief!

    6/30/2015 5:30:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    I think it was the wrapping done for lymphatic drainage and the light massage that went with it. I cannot remember when my legs felt this good. Only one leg was wrapped, but the other one was not so puffy. But it had the knee that won't bend. I am making improvements with that by stretch... Read more

  • Wedding Anniversary

    6/30/2015 2:56:25 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Today is our 54th Wedding Anniversary and we are both at work I could not get the day off so hubby said he may as well work to as he doed not like being home on his own.... Read more

  • Doing My Best!

    6/30/2015 10:20:37 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    This morning I stayed home from work. I have had a dull headache and a bit of a stomach ache for a few days. Stress! It is so dumb that I feel so stressed about the closing on the sale of Mom's house. But I Do. It is extremely hard for me to be the one to sign on the do... Read more

  • time for a change up

    6/30/2015 9:05:04 AM, by JENNIFER2578

    I think it is time for a change. I have been on the Omnitrition program since January. I am on my 3rd round and it just doesn’t seem to be working for me. No never mind let me be honest. I am not working IT. I am bored and tired of the same ol foods. I thought maybe if I went back and read the boo... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/30/2015 8:57:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm having a great day so far! i got caught up on my course work yesterday. today, i am getting just a bit ahead,so i can enjoy the rest of the week and whatever the week will bring. my daughter is enjoying being off school. i got her some workbooks for the next grade and she has already started on ... Read more

  • Just got back from gym

    6/30/2015 8:11:49 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I did not sleep very well. I had things on my mind. So I went to gym early. yesterday, I worked hard inside house and outside the house. Have repair man coming this week to fix things in our house. 224 I hope repairs go well. This week is hectic and not as calming as I would lik... Read more

  • Monday night

    6/29/2015 9:41:09 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a busy day...Taught Zgold, took the Zumba class after, and then the Tabata core class. I felt good, got a quick lunch, then did a little food shopping at Walmart. and headed home. Picked up my friend Janet and we went to a 2 hour free Zumba class taught by a few friends. it was fun, but it w... Read more

  • We are a house with 4 rooms.

    6/29/2015 9:18:33 PM, by PJDANIELS

    I absolutely love this. It is exactly what I finally discovered on my own. Balance. I must have balance in my life. I cannot focus on one small area, such as LOSING WEIGHT. That is not my only goal in life, now is it? At least, it shouldn't be. If I only focus on losing weight, ... Read more

  • Not the way I wanted to loose 20 lbs.

    6/29/2015 4:27:13 PM, by SCHADWE

    What 24 hours will do.... If you read my last post on May 23rd you will know that I had gained back some weight do to an exceptionally cold winter and not being able to keep up my normal exercise routine (lap swim at the high school) do to a shoulder injury. Well not to long after that pos... Read more

  • Monday - Reasons I Want to Lose Weight

    6/29/2015 3:43:43 PM, by ALICEART2010

    1. I want to gain self confidence. 2. I want to be healthy, fit and active. 3. I want to be more flexible in the choice and options of clothes that I have. I want to be able to shop at more stores, not just "plus size" stores. 4. I want my face/body to slim down and look better. ... Read more

  • Low Carb Escapes Me!

    6/29/2015 3:31:50 PM, by APPY-LAURIE

    I had to put that bread meme on this post! Sorry. It has been a few weeks since I last blogged and so much has happened and got over with in the last few weeks. The family reunion was a big success. We had such a great team of committee members and everything went smoothly. ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/29/2015 2:31:43 PM, by JTREMBATH

    I think I am in for the flu I have a sore throat and coughing all the time I am actually hoping it is just a head cold, but still went for my walk this morning as it is quite pleasant out there no wind at the moment and it looks like rain later.... Read more

  • About the book: The Moonstone

    6/29/2015 2:17:11 PM, by CTUPTON

    Boy, wouldn't it be cool to get a letter from Charles Dickens about a novel you wrote! chris from Goodreads website: The following is a recently found letter written by the English author Charles Dickens to his friend Wilkie Collins concerning the latter’s newly released 1868 novel The Moon... Read more

  • Get dressed!

    6/29/2015 1:56:48 PM, by WINDYCITYCYNDEE

    Hi there! 213 Today I am home knocking around, working on the computer, doing my walks, etc. I'm not planning to hit the town. But I realized that I get super depressed when I look in the mirror, am schlepping around with my baggy sweats and no makeup and hair looking blah. It is good to... Read more

  • Blog Entry # 16 Blood Sugar Stats and Cholesterol stats today

    6/29/2015 11:26:43 AM, by SWEETBABYGIRL5

    Hey everyone I just wanted to blog about how I am doing and etc. Work: Been busy. Work nights tonight but then the rest of the week I work during the day so that's good something different then nights/closings. I went through a issue yesterday with a worker/co manager at work. I work at a reste... Read more

  • Have roofer coming and electrician also

    6/29/2015 11:21:59 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; My Dh was upset to find our roof leaking. He used to do roof work while making money for college. He says he can fix it. I said no- I do not want you on our roof. I hired someone from Angie's list. Hopefully all will be completed this week. Had a good weekend. I have much today t... Read more

  • A New Week, A Fresh Start

    6/29/2015 10:50:37 AM, by AQUAGIRL08

    When my alarm went off this morning, I could feel myself groaning inwardly. Time to get up and get going! Ugh! How can I turn it around? I can change my thinking! Instead of starting the week with a negative and a groan, I can look at it another way. It is a new week and that means a fresh sta... Read more

  • Awesome Weekend!

    6/29/2015 9:02:45 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    I had the best time at the colour run on Saturday. It was so much fun. (Pictures to come soon.) My mom decided to come and walk the run. My sister and brother-in-law were running it and my Dad came to take photos since he just had knee surgery. The race warm-up was Zumba! So much fun. Oh... Read more

  • it's monday

    6/29/2015 8:29:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to catch up and get ahead on my course work. my daughter and i had a great time yesterday! woo hoo! looking forward to spending even more time with her now that she has finished school until september. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. i have a few errands to run today. i will do the... Read more


    6/29/2015 8:04:33 AM, by MITECU

    What is better than a spontaneous road trip to the Florida Keys. 129 Hubby said he made reservations in Islamorada, Florida, so I better pack a bag and off we go. Tried new foods like fish dip and bison. Lots of walking. Watching sunrise AND sunset everyday. 67 Riding a motor scooter 537 ... Read more

  • eating out

    6/28/2015 11:35:26 PM, by KIM22211

    Well I had a pretty good feeling we were going to get to go out to dinner and I was right! So I planned the day accordingly! Planning makes ALL the difference! And having the right foods in the house also is a must for me! Have a great night all!... Read more

  • Don't bring negative to my door

    6/28/2015 11:04:06 PM, by PJDANIELS

    I was under siege again today by Son. Had to turn the phone off, again. That makes 2 days in a row. Why yes, Son, every time you get rude, disrespectful, belligerent or threatening, it certainly makes me want to re-establish contact with you! Way to go! Actually he is making it easier... Read more

  • Rainy day at bookstore/Sunday Celtic Fair

    6/28/2015 10:03:52 PM, by TERRI289

    t was a good weekend that even included long naps. The bookstore was fun and the Celtic Fair had great music.: Albannach, Tartan Terrors, Sycthian, and the Gothard sisters to name a few. Ready for bed! Have a good week! 223... Read more

  • Your suggestions about my "chopping vegetables" problem. You are the finest people I know!

    6/28/2015 5:29:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    Ad you can see, the answers are all different! I just love the variety of ways we look at the world. Whowouldathunkit! I love everyone's suggestion. 250 It gave me lots to think about! But my personal favorite (for creativity) is this one: I never would have thought to make c... Read more

  • A home spa-foot massage --kids' birthday party! Isn't this cool!

    6/28/2015 4:57:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    I did not do this. It was done by a friend who has two sets of growing up twins! I really don't know how this Mom gets it all done--and she works full time, too! She put these photos on FB and , of course, I did not show the kids at the party. chris... Read more

  • Healing Slowly

    6/28/2015 2:41:55 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    It has now been 76 days since my foot surgery. (Tomorrow will mark 11 long weeks of recovery!) I am happy to report that I am now wearing a dry dressing on my foot during the day, covered by a diabetic sock. (This type of sock lets the air circulate better according to my doctor). Last night, I ju... Read more

  • Monday

    6/28/2015 2:26:44 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Not to cold today went for my walk which I like to do before I start work it's only on really cold mornings I put it off untill after work. I have to catch the shuttle soon to go over to the other hospital.... Read more

  • Defining the Real Problem

    6/28/2015 1:41:06 PM, by MYSTERY4EVER

    I was reading an article in the newspaper the other day. (Yes, I still get printed papers.) The article dealt with some mental health condition. It discussed how some people self-medicate with alcohol or by smoking marijuana. As I read the article, I had one of those self-awareness moments. I s... Read more

  • Defining the Real Problem

    6/28/2015 1:40:17 PM, by MYSTERY4EVER

    I was reading an article in the newspaper the other day. (Yes, I still get printed papers.) The article dealt with some mental health condition. It discussed how some people self-medicate with alcohol or by smoking marijuana. As I read the article, I had one of those self-awareness moments. I s... Read more

  • Defining the Real Problem

    6/28/2015 1:40:16 PM, by MYSTERY4EVER

    I was reading an article in the newspaper the other day. (Yes, I still get printed papers.) The article dealt with some mental health condition. It discussed how some people self-medicate with alcohol or by smoking marijuana. As I read the article, I had one of those self-awareness moments. I s... Read more

  • 6-28-15 Cycling Good, Gall bladder bad

    6/28/2015 11:59:12 AM, by SILVASHAN

    The exercise is going good and helping with weight, but I'm pretty certain I'm fighting a gall bladder issue and its going to have to be addressed. Talking to my doctor on Tuesday... Read more

  • Don't Tell Me What I Can't Do

    6/28/2015 11:17:55 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I love the saying from the television series Lost that character John Locke always repeats, "Don’t tell me what I can’t do!" I think that’s part of where I got that attitude from. That saying just clicked with me. I think it’s because I was told that I wouldn’t and I couldn’t by so... Read more

  • sleep so well my vitals are fantastic

    6/28/2015 10:25:50 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I have always heard that a body needs good quality sleep. I can testify that even if you eat right, exercise, you still need good quality sleep. I did my vitals: BP 115/82 glucose 81 83 85 on a fast. I have been monitoring my vitals daily for years. I always want to have the f... Read more

  • The problem underlying my hatred of chopping vegetables---deeply held personal beliefs....

    6/28/2015 7:25:02 AM, by CTUPTON

    That sounds very serious, doesn't it. I have always had low energy, even as a kid. Long ago, I made it a priority to do the "things that mattered." And I believed first of all I needed a good education and I was naturally good at the "school skills" like reading and writing--"bookwork." ... Read more

  • A stupid chore that I have never wanted to do but now have to I guess...chopping vegetables!

    6/28/2015 7:04:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have not ever cooked much and chopping vegetables has always been a thing I hate. I never actually faced it before. Now that John needs soft foods and dietetic meals I have to prepare suitable meals for him. I was often just giving him a steak or hamburger. He never wanted vegetables--in fac... Read more

  • A Senior moment.

    6/28/2015 6:44:31 AM, by GOANNA2

    An elderly Florida lady did her shopping and, upon returning to her car, found four males in the act of leaving with her vehicle. She dropped her shopping bags and drew her handgun, proceeding to scream at the top of her lungs, “I have a gun, and I know how to use it! Get out of the car!”. ... Read more

  • Sunday

    6/27/2015 11:39:31 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Been a bit bust today I bought a magic bullet so have been trying it out I made a fruit smoothie and it was nice hubby enjoyed it to. went and did the grocery shopping as well.... Read more

  • I can make doggie sweaters!

    6/27/2015 9:46:10 PM, by SASSYBLONDE69

    So I made doggie sweaters for my mil's yorkies, Cassie and Kelly. lol The body is loom knit and the legs are crocheted on. ... Read more

  • Please tell me the scale is wrong!

    6/27/2015 9:11:24 PM, by AMBERBELL

    I went on a three day practicum, stayed in a nice motel, had a great time...apparently too great of time. The scales say I gained 7 pounds in those 3 days! I know I went over my calorie limits, but holy cow, 7 pounds?! Really?! I got up today, went to the dojo, worked out and took my first... Read more

  • Choose happy

    6/27/2015 8:39:01 PM, by PJDANIELS

    Isn't this fabulous? I read it quickly the first time, and went back and read it again slowly, letting it sink in. Every day, I have a choice. Today was a small (just a little) test of this. I had my teen granddaughter and my 3 year old grandson part of that day. My son (yes that ... Read more

  • If you have no vision of success

    6/27/2015 8:14:48 PM, by OLDEROWL

    If you have no clear vision of where you are headed, you will end up back where you started and will have to start over again. If you can not find others who share your vision, you either did not look deep enough to find others like you who had enough sense to guide your way, you failed to learn fr... Read more

  • Saturday is here!

    6/27/2015 5:39:39 PM, by ALICEART2010

    Today the hubs and I drove to Lafayette and went to World Market and Whole foods. It was nice. I am trying to stave off boredom eating by drinking some English tea. I had a Kind bar for a snack around 10:30 and then a salad for lunch. For dessert I had a little debbie treat. Now I am drinki... Read more

  • it's saturday

    6/27/2015 1:18:12 PM, by MOMMY445

    a windy and cloudy day here today. my daughter says hi to all of mommy's friends! all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! not much planned for today. just taking it easy. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • woke up in such a positive mood!

    6/27/2015 11:19:33 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I got a great sleep after sleeping with one eye open when we were watching our grandkids. DD invited us to go to the children's museum today and we declined. DH & I talked about it. DH wants to spend his GC he got for father's day. I feel so bloated today - it is b/c when the g... Read more

  • 6-27-15 Slow and Steady

    6/27/2015 10:30:17 AM, by SILVASHAN

    Finally lost even the tiniest amount (.6lbs). Hoping this trend continues. Today the recumbent bike is on the plan.... Read more

  • Friday night

    6/26/2015 11:59:06 PM, by TERRI289

    Have a great weekend, rain or no rain! 223... Read more

  • 6-26-15 Hanging Steady

    6/26/2015 10:39:10 PM, by SILVASHAN

    I have upped my exercise and really enjoy the heart monitor. Now, I need to reduce my calories to at least 1400.... Read more

  • Saturday

    6/26/2015 10:23:29 PM, by JTREMBATH

    A bit late today we had our son here so waited till he left before I started to do my SPoints, The sun is out at the moment it's a bit warm not hot it is just nice.... Read more

  • go ahead, underestimate me....

    6/26/2015 9:37:02 PM, by PJDANIELS

    I've never been one to back away from a challenge. You think I can't do it? I say, bring it. My 19 year old grandson, 6'2" or so, still backs up when I go after him (in fun). It's pretty funny. He's not going to challenge Gram. I think he thinks I'm about half crazy. That's cool, I can... Read more

  • The struggle is real

    6/26/2015 7:00:38 PM, by COONSY

    I was just reading today about a friend who has turned her weight around over the better part of a year. She's an older lady (50+) and has gone from chunky to almost bikini ready. What an inspiration. I asked her if she had recorded her journey at all, apparently not, but she had joined an online co... Read more

  • Life's a ride (week 68 & 69)

    6/26/2015 4:35:18 PM, by RED456838

    Boy, has time flown by. I took a week vacation from work to spend with my eldest sister, who was visiting from out of town for the wedding of my second sister. She likes to joke that she is the youngest, but I am the baby. The three of us went to the spa for a day - it was very relaxing. ... Read more

  • Do you use a food processer?

    6/26/2015 1:04:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    I just made coleslaw. I used the nutribullet to chop the cabbage. Later I tride my blender which has a "chop" setting. Both of these chopped some very fine (too fine) and left lots in big chunks. I don't have a food processer. chris... Read more

  • When God Gives You a Gift...Take It!

    6/26/2015 11:36:04 AM, by ALICEART2010

    When God gives you a gift...accept it...don't ignore it. ... Read more

  • I've been a member of Sparkpeople for over 8 years

    6/26/2015 10:26:52 AM, by QUETZALGIRL

    And I weigh almost as much as I did at the end of my fifth pregnancy (with the baby still inside!). I have a combination of chronic fatigue and thyroid issues. Combine that with a healthy dose of antidepressant and I can see why I'm overweight (actually obese). Lots of work to do to lose the weig... Read more

  • Life with Lupus- Part 1, The Diagnosis

    6/26/2015 10:18:51 AM, by ECLIPSED

    Well after two hellacious months with my husband being sick and hospitalized twice, they've finally figured out he has lupus. Thanks to me. Yes, thanks to me. I've been asking him to talk to the doctors about lupus being a possibility and he always got mad at me. So, one day, his blood doctor comes ... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/26/2015 8:43:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! even though it is bringing rain with it,that is okay. there are plenty of indoor activities that can be done,including dancing. my daughter also likes to dance. she enjoys being active. i asked her the other day which fun activity she would like to do the most this summe... Read more

  • Day 54/56: Okay Scale...We Can Be Friends Again

    6/26/2015 8:37:53 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Yesterday I wokred from home. My job tends to be very meeting heavy while at the office. I literally have to block off an entire day in my calendar, make it as being busy and physically remove myself from the office in order to be left alone to work. I call these days my 'getting stuff done days'... Read more

  • what a morning!

    6/26/2015 6:52:30 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning! It is a good morning. Yesterday last afternoon, I get a call from my DD, the moving van finally came. She asks if I can watch the kids for a couple hours. DH comes home and tell DD that if having the kids stay over night would be more helpful. DD jumped on the opportunity. In an... Read more

  • Early Finish Friday?

    6/26/2015 12:03:47 AM, by SASSYBLONDE69

    So yesterday I had a wicked headache. Today I had a headache, chills and felt weak. Decided I was going to try starting my doggie sweater pover again. I tried starting it last night, but the yarn is so fuzzy that when I dropped a stitch, I couldn't see it to pick it back up again. So, today I ... Read more

  • We got power!!!

    6/25/2015 11:27:21 PM, by TERRI289

    Last night (Wednesday) the power returned at 10:55 pm...we both almost cried. We lost the contents of the fridge but this will be an excellent time for a thorough cleaning. Ran a few errands had a good lunch and did some laundry. Woo hoo..and had a massage/chiropractor appointment. Feeling good... Read more

  • Find joy in the ordinary

    6/25/2015 9:35:07 PM, by PJDANIELS

    I think this may be the "secret" to happiness. Finding joy in the "ordinary". That is what I did this week in Tahoe. While we were driving up, the traffic halted on top of a mountain due to construction. I had the opportunity to put my face to the window, and sniff like a puppy. The... Read more

  • Still Celebrating, Today Is My Daughter's Birthday

    6/25/2015 4:11:33 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Today is our oldest daughter's birthday. She would have been born a day earlier but my OB/GYN appointment was originally on my birthday and knowing I would most likely go into labor, I changed my appointment to the following day. I wanted to be able to relax and enjoy my birthday and okay, cake ha... Read more

  • Yah! Friday

    6/25/2015 2:35:52 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Gee we have nearly reached the end of June so that is half way through the year already, can't wait for Winter to be over as I hate this cold weather it is not friendly with my arthritis.... Read more

  • Happy Thursday Spunky Sparkers***

    6/25/2015 10:55:48 AM, by ALICEART2010

    How are you today? I used to underestimate just how much weight effected people. 5 pounds has an effect on someone but I didn't really know that until I started paying attention to my weight finally (because I had to for my health). ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    6/25/2015 9:16:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's my daughter's last day of school today until september. soon, i am off to see her get her award and spend some time with her. i can run my errands from that end instead of at this end, here in the big city. my daughter already has plans for canada day. every year, we go to a big park where cana... Read more

  • Day 53/56: Recovery Day

    6/25/2015 9:14:44 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Last night I was able to get in a nice 5 km run. Felt great. And made me feel more ready for this Saturday's run. Cannot wait!! This morning was Insanity Max Recovery. Burn baby burn! That's what my abs and legs were screaming by the end of this workout. Tough ab sections featuring planks... Read more

  • plumbing coming today

    6/25/2015 8:55:15 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; we have been having problems with our hot water heater leaking. DH talked to some people at work to get a tankless hot water heater. Does any one have any experience with one? 213 I just got back from the gym. I insisted in going so these distractions do not interfere with my p... Read more

  • Just Don't Eat The Whole Cake

    6/25/2015 7:08:12 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    A few old college friends and I were at a birthday party, sitting near the birthday cake and talking about our dieting struggles and how hard it is to lose weight. We spoke of how many failed attempts and programs we had under our belts. We decided it was terribly daunting and only a miracle could ... Read more

  • It is nighty night time!

    6/25/2015 12:12:56 AM, by KIM22211

    My son sends me pics daily! lol I love it! Good night all!... Read more

  • Tomorrow--no morning appointments! So I can get to the pool!

    6/24/2015 8:48:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    Between hubby's diabetes,rehab,weak swallowing muscles and my painful legs I have been missing lots of water aerobics classes. I need those times in the pool. Tomorrow I can get there! Yeah! The world will have to wait. chris... Read more

  • Chia crisp Breads

    6/24/2015 8:04:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    Chia Crispbreads 1/2 cup mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, etc) 1/4 cup chia seeds 2 tablespoons flax seeds 1/4 cup rolled oats 1/4 cup wholegrain flour 3/4 teaspoon sea salt 1 cup water 2 tablespoons olive oil Serves 6-8 ----------------------------
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  • Cyberbullying

    6/24/2015 6:10:06 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I learned, from the teaching tolerance magazine, a couple of resources for parents and friends to help their child or someone they know to avoid being a victim of or to deal with cyberbullying, promote positive self esteem, and in general encourage young people to use the internet safely and for doi... Read more

  • Tuesday night/ Wednesday

    6/24/2015 5:02:59 PM, by TERRI289

    We had a fast major lightning storm go through our area. Our power has been off since 6:25 Tues night. There were almost half a million of us in the Delware Valley(Philly suburbs, Southern Jersey and Delaware) and we are not amused. Verizon also lost service due to cell towers being hit. So a double... Read more

  • A Great Birthday!

    6/24/2015 3:13:18 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Yesterday was my birthday. I started my day by getting my blood work done. That was easy. I was going to go out to breakfast to one of those places that give you a free meal on your birthday. It just didn't happen because hubby and I went out for a luncheon salad instead. It was delicious! I d... Read more

  • Thursday

    6/24/2015 2:35:15 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Our list today has been canceled we only found oput yesterday as well as tomorrows list they are complaining about the waiting list so these cacelled list don't help, so the patients that were booked for here now have to go to the other hospital for there proceedures.... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/24/2015 2:20:35 PM, by ALICEART2010

    Happy Tuesday Sparkers, Today I walked 3 miles and had a smoothie for lunch.... Read more