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  • it's thursday

    10/23/2014 10:02:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day for me to catch up on my online course work as well as getting in some much needed exercise. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i will go about my day as usual and if anything comes up,job wise, that i am interested in, then i will go for it. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Week 3/Day 4 - Finally a Loss!!

    10/23/2014 9:22:48 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Last night I again went to bed early. I felt great yesterday and really want to keep on this path. Thank goodness for our PVR! Makes my husband more agreeable to me going to bed early. hahaha (I don't let him watch our shows without me and vice versa!) haha But he mentioned last night that he's als... Read more

  • Writing if good for the soul, but I think exercise is even better/

    10/23/2014 8:40:33 AM, by BAPKTM

    Rain I mean lots of rain, more rain than we have seen in a few years. I didn't go out and walk. I could have, I just didn't. I did well on my goal of what I am eating. I am cutting the grains out. I'm cutting down on coffee and dairy. I just want to get back to the healthy eating that I h... Read more

  • When will it end??!

    10/23/2014 8:39:57 AM, by ANDREWMOM

    I am so tired of it all.... when will life get back to normal? When is our home going to become normal. I am tired of the yelling, punnishing, threatening... the anger that is flowing through the house. It is all from one thing and I love him to no end but if he does not stop what he is doing so... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, October 23, 2014

    10/23/2014 6:47:18 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 23, 2014 WE WILL WANT TO MATURE When we are devoted to God, we will want to learn more. We will want to grow in Christ. We will want to learn from Him and stand firm in Him. We, as believers, can rejoice knowing God can strengthen us to learn more about Him and do His will. When we are ... Read more

  • 45 min walk and 13957 steps

    10/23/2014 2:02:44 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    45 min walk and 13957 step count for last night. On track for the ten thousand steps a day fitness plan listed on my profile.... Read more

  • Thursday

    10/23/2014 12:31:37 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    feeling a little more secure and want to do more enjoy your week sending prayers and blessings hugx... Read more

  • Wednesday-rainy and crazy

    10/22/2014 11:42:17 PM, by TERRI289

    Rainy and crazy describes the weather and the day. I woke up to huge pile of puppy dog poop..ugh. At least it cleaned up easy. On the way to work, one car cut me off from the turning lane and ten minutes later another car ran the stop sign..Blessed that I wasn't hurt but really? I know that I ... Read more

  • So Furious!

    10/22/2014 8:30:01 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    :~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:.:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:.:~*~:. .:~*~:.:~*~: ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ :~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:.:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:.:~*~:. .:~*~:.:~*~: ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ... Read more

  • Being scared

    10/22/2014 6:55:46 PM, by XIAOLINMEI

    Just a year ago, I thought I was fat. Very fat. I did not like my body. I wished to be a lot thinner. I thought people judged me when they looked at me. I would have never thought that a year later I would weigh 44 pounds more. Now I look back at those pictures and wish I was still there. I hav... Read more

  • Done--my first deep tissue massage for my shoulder.

    10/22/2014 5:01:08 PM, by CTUPTON

    40 minutes of mild to more than mild pain but I know I needed this. She is a real expert in deep tissue massage. I have tried to find someone off an don for many years. My wonderful chiropractor has this woman work once a week in his office. Maybe 2 years ago I asked my Physical Therapy Office... Read more

  • a nice day

    10/22/2014 1:51:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    i found out today that i did not get that job. that it was given to someone else. although that happened, i am okay with it. i was told of another opportunity that is for a few days next week. i feel i did really well in the interview. i am getting plenty of interview experience. i even used the int... Read more

  • Thursday

    10/22/2014 1:38:30 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Well everything seems to be good at the moment hubby has got his new glasses as with all this with his diabetes his old glasses were useless as his vision had completely changed so now he has 1 pair for reading and another pair for driving exetera.... Read more

  • Goals for Wednesday 10/22/14

    10/22/2014 1:02:03 PM, by ALICEART2010

    Hello Fello Sparklers, I've already accomplished a lot of goals for today!! YAY! It's only noon and I've gotten so much accomplished today. I was up a couple of pounds this morning and that was disappointing but it's also TOM so I've heard from reading blogs that this often occurs when i... Read more

  • Hearty Breakfasts!

    10/22/2014 10:42:56 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    I completed my week and I lost a pound. Of course who wouldn't have liked to see more but I'll take it and I'll like it! I am studying breakfasts the past few weeks. I had read a blog elsewhere, not on SP about a woman who had lost a good share of weight and was also chasing around 3 young ki... Read more

  • Week 3/ Day 3 - Feeling More Energized

    10/22/2014 9:19:35 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Yesterday I honestly felt like crashing mid-afternoon. I hate this. I seriously think it is both low iron and not enough hours of sleep. After I got home from teaching last night I had the worst headache ever! It has been raining for roughly 2 days straight so I think it was the weather causing th... Read more

  • Progress

    10/22/2014 8:54:52 AM, by MSFROGGIE

    I have insomnia. I have to take sleeping pills in order to get 7 hours of sleep. Some nights the pills don't work and I'll have to take a 2nd one. Well, that's not a problem, except insurance will only give me a 90 day supply. Last night I had 5 pills left and 10 days until I can refil... Read more

  • Tired

    10/22/2014 8:52:55 AM, by ANDREWMOM

    of everything!... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, October 22, 2014

    10/22/2014 6:55:00 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 22, 2014 BE BLESSED There is a saying about what we donít know and how it wonít hurt us. Well what about what we do know? What things in our lives do we know about yet we still donít do them? If we know something and we donít do it, there could be disaster. Not doing what we know God wa... Read more

  • It's the hard that makes it good.

    10/22/2014 4:10:16 AM, by SPARKNB
    m/nw/1/0/l1075186225.jpg "It's the hard that makes it good...." -this quote was in the movie 'A League of Their Own" and I think is a good accompaniment to "Pick your hard".... I have... Read more

  • 45 min walk 10649 steps.

    10/22/2014 3:11:39 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    More from that Tumblr on my Twitter. 45 min walk 10649 steps was my step count for last night.2649 steps before 7pm 10649 steps by 12 AM 4.5 mile daily step total on 10/21/2014.... Read more

  • Happy Hump Day

    10/22/2014 12:23:43 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    I need to get better soon and I will asap be blessed sending prayers... Read more

  • Three good things I've done this week

    10/22/2014 12:01:58 AM, by TAMMYRENEED

    i have been making good food choices. I've been doing a lot of walking. I have also rejoined the gym for strength training.... Read more

  • Three good things I've done this week

    10/22/2014 12:01:58 AM, by TAMMYRENEED

    i have been making good food choices. I've been doing a lot of walking. I have also rejoined the gym for strength training.... Read more

  • Freak out bleh

    10/21/2014 11:50:31 PM, by TJMOAG

    why do the little things stress me out! I get caught up in it and no amount of breathing calms them. It's just frustrating because I'm better than that but it just consumes me. What do you do to calm yourself and center to avoid the results of a freak out in life?... Read more

  • Tuesday..a very good day

    10/21/2014 10:44:40 PM, by TERRI289

    I loved my day at home. Dropped off the car at the shop for the back brakes, and then dh took me home. I cleaned, exercised, scrubbed, organized, read the paper, cleaned some more, napped with my cat, and overall had an excellent day. Walked to pick up my car(15 min on the highway, only one vehicle... Read more

  • Beck: Day Three Sit Down to Eat

    10/21/2014 10:16:23 PM, by PAMAPPLE

    Do you know that washing off berries and mindlessly popping them into your mouth seems like a harmless and even healthy habit, however, every food you put in your mouth has calories, and they all add up. This is why it is so important to track or be aware of everything you eat. A bite of cookie here... Read more

  • How does your state rate in Long Term Care

    10/21/2014 8:44:16 PM, by CTUPTON
    of-long-term-care I love in CT and next year hope to move near my family in Western NY--near Buffalo. Both of these states rate in the second quadrille. The results use a set of cr... Read more

  • SPAT October challenge-- I am 71% there!

    10/21/2014 8:11:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    I never thought I'd even get close to this many steps. Hurray for water aerobics. On land exercising hurts me but in the pool, I feel I can do anything! chris... Read more

  • Arctic Zero frozen dessert --150 cal. per pint

    10/21/2014 7:23:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been eating ice cream in the evenings. I just tried strawberry Arctic Zero, I was happy to find it in my grocery store. It is not as dense as ice cream but not bad. One serving is 1/2 cup at 37 calories. No fat, just protein and carbs. I have not found an ingredient list yet. It c... Read more

  • Monthly check in: Sweetness

    10/21/2014 6:21:17 PM, by WILLBEA10

    The past few weeks have been in a word...awesome. I have been consistently weight training and doing my cardio every day. (Sunday being my day of rest) My muscles feel strong. And my mood has been so fantastic that I can't even begin to describe it....except to say that I feel terrific!... Read more

  • I'm Back From The Doctor's

    10/21/2014 5:53:07 PM, by ALICEART2010

    Hi Everybody, Well the doctor told me that I hurt my foot doing too much exercise! Prior to my starting my exercise routine I had been completely sedentary except for the occasional shopping trip & then I started working out 1-3 miles every day! (for several weeks in a row). Those who know me ... Read more

  • Wednesday

    10/21/2014 1:49:55 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Hubby is copping at work so that is good and I think that is helping his blood sugars as well because he is not sitting around like he was at home, so am hoping every thing has settled down.... Read more

  • Transitioning

    10/21/2014 1:40:16 PM, by SCULLY722

    Today was my last meeting of the VLCD (very low calorie diet) group. I have successfully completed 24 weeks of mostly shakes as my calorie intake. So, what happens now? Well, THANKFULLY they just started a transition group that will meet every other week for 12 weeks. That will get me through th... Read more

  • Trip with Grandson

    10/21/2014 12:12:05 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    We just took a four day trip with our 10 year old grandson. Took him to celebrate his birthday with his cousins. We had such a good time in Seattle. Ate way too much of far too many wrong things, but it was such fun to watch him be so grown up on the airplane, on boats, at fancy restaurants, muse... Read more

  • Goals for Tuesday 10/21/14

    10/21/2014 12:03:00 PM, by ALICEART2010

    Hello Sparklers, How are you today? Well, I called the doctor regarding my swollen, painful foot and have an appt. today - (finally). I just had 1.5 cornbread muffins for breakfast with water. Due to my foot I haven't gone grocery shopping so I'm really down to the bare min. in the kitchen rig... Read more

  • Day 54 - Countdown to Vacation

    10/21/2014 12:01:08 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Ouch! Another bad morning on the scale, but I do think I'm getting back on track. My fear is failure as in a few days I must drive out to care for my 100 year old mom. She really needs full time care and can't afford it. She refused to go into a nursing home. She has always been very selfish so... Read more

  • Completing week one today!

    10/21/2014 10:54:20 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    I start my week day mornings with horse chores at 5:30 a.m. Well, I get out of bed at 5:30 and head for the barn, close enough. After breakfast I am always in a rush. Down some breakfast, shower, throw on some clothes, pack a lunch and head for town. I stop at my Mom's house on my way to work.... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/21/2014 10:17:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am ready for the job interview this afternoon. now i am taking some time to just relax. all of the birds say hi. my daughter sends hugs to all! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more


    10/21/2014 9:21:19 AM, by ANDREWMOM

    when you are at the point where you do not know what else to do... I am at a loss. He HAS been medically cleared. I wonder if we should just d/c the mirilax he is currently on and change to a fiber regimin and see if that makes any difference?? I have to call the doctor soon and give a report bu... Read more

  • Week 3/Day 2 - Sore!

    10/21/2014 9:20:34 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    I decided not to do a bonus workout last night. I normally would because it's a non teaching night. But I did not like how tired I felt Friday and Saturday last week. I also had a very intense workout session in the morning. So I chose to call it a day on the workout front. I got to bed 30 minutes ... Read more

  • Daily Life and growing old!

    10/21/2014 7:49:52 AM, by GOANNA2

    I was minding my own business and I heard a lot of noise outside my living room window. it was the kids next door kicking a football into my little porch. I told them to please go to the back and use their back yard. The kids said sorry and left. Then a few minutes later I hear more n... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, October 21, 2014

    10/21/2014 6:57:22 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 21, 2014 LISTEN When we are devoted to God, we will want to listen to Him. We will want to obey Him. We will want to be wise as He calls us to be. When we are devoted to God, we will be wise and spend Him with Him daily. We will pray daily. We will read His word daily. When we are devot... Read more

  • Perspective on Changing Our Diet

    10/21/2014 6:33:07 AM, by CHERYL_ANNE

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  • 45 min walk 12979 steps.

    10/21/2014 4:00:38 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    45 min walk 12979 step count for last night. On track for the ten k steps a day fitness plan listed on my profile.... Read more

  • Tues

    10/21/2014 12:12:29 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Wow I wish life was better today sending prayers and blessings hugz... Read more

  • Beck: Day Two Choosing Diets

    10/20/2014 11:00:09 PM, by PAMAPPLE

    Day Two of the Beck Diet: Choosing a Diet, and a Backup Diet in case the other one is too hard to follow, or you get tired of doing the necessary things to maintain the diet. Main Diet: Gluten free and adding in foods to see any reactions ( I have been diagnosed with food allergies in the past,... Read more

  • Monday Monday

    10/20/2014 10:03:50 PM, by TERRI289

    I took the morning for Zumba, just a slower paced morning and the running of some errands. Work was fine, and then I went to food shop and stop at the library. The evening has been fun. I made a good meal, with a small dessert, and the tv shows have been fun! Time for C... Read more

  • Burial Plans

    10/20/2014 9:13:18 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    A man and woman were married for many years. Whenever there was a confrontation, yelling could be heard deep into the night. The old man would shout, "When I die, I will dig my way up and out of the grave and come back and haunt you for the rest of your life!" Neighb... Read more

  • Total shoulder replacement set for Dec. 2--- oh dear.

    10/20/2014 8:25:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    This makes me really, really nervous. I know 3 people this doctor worked on and they are doing great. But I sure am not looking forward to it. chris... Read more

  • Frustrated... at a loss!

    10/20/2014 6:44:25 PM, by ANDREWMOM

    I do not know what to do anymore! My son continues to poop his pants (3x in school today!!) Hubby had to pick up in school and he is lying about it - like you can no smell it??????. I need a miracle to get him to stop. Medically he is cleared. They all think it is behavior. HE is controlling i... Read more

  • free exercise DVD and great website NIH

    10/20/2014 6:38:25 PM, by CTUPTON https://order.nia.nih.go
    /MS033 National Institute for Health your tax dollars at work chris... Read more

  • Dealing With: IsolationÖ But, Piece By Piece I Am Taking Parts of My Life Back.

    10/20/2014 6:38:18 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    :~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:.:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:.:~*~:. .:~*~:.:~*~: ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ :~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:.:~*~:. .:~*~:. .:~*~:.:~*~:. .:~*~:.:~*~: ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ... Read more

  • Goal Met 200,000 Spark Points!

    10/20/2014 6:36:25 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    I set a goal of achieving 200,000 Spark Points back in 2012. Today, two years later, I achieved that goal! I am so excited that I just had to share my news!... Read more

  • New week, new goals!

    10/20/2014 5:50:30 PM, by CYN712

    Another week is here and still staying on track! I'm still losing slowly which I only lost .8 lbs. this past week but I'm total to 14 lbs. gone so far, so whoo hoo! That's something to celebrate and I'm happy for it! I don't feel as tired as before but I have so much more energy and I love it!!! I d... Read more

  • Day 55 - Countdown to Vacation

    10/20/2014 5:07:28 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    A bit sad today after gaining 2 pounds on trip to visit son's family. We ate out every day, usually twice each day. Had some amazing meals and did a lot of walking. But, walking did not counter all those calories and carbs. Today I'm getting back on track and hoping some of the weight is not act... Read more

  • Tuesday

    10/20/2014 2:07:24 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Hubby went to work yesterday they have cut his hours back a bit to help him, which I think is very kind, the diabetes nurse has said it will take awhile to settle his sugar levels but she has given him a range of 5 - 15 and I only need to test his levels twice a day now so that is good.... Read more

  • Goals for Monday 10/20/14

    10/20/2014 12:00:17 PM, by ALICEART2010

    Good morning everyone, Last night I baked Halloween funfetti cupcakes. Now, I just need to frost them and give some to my neighbor. They turned out good. I had one without the frosting. Without the frosting I think they are about 135 cals versus with the frosting about 291 cals. I got a ... Read more

  • Week Ends, Week Ends...why do you hate me so?

    10/20/2014 10:32:17 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    Or shall I say, why do I always lose my brain on week ends? First thing I have to say is, why do I let week ends blow me away so much? I really let it down on week ends and this has been a problem for years. A good friend of mine who seems to have figured out the right combination to tak... Read more

  • Week 3/Day 1 (and week 2 recap) CLX and Body Combat

    10/20/2014 10:20:40 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    This weekend was weird for me. It was good but I was also very tired for some reason. I mentioned on Friday how tired I was. Well Saturday I was just as tired. I perked up later in the day but wow - so tired. I think I am not getting enough hours of sleep every night. Being that my morning ... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    10/20/2014 10:20:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found out this morning that i have a job interview tomorrow afternoon. woo hoo! i am soo excited about it! it is for a 3 month opportunity, with the possibility of it going 6 months. i am due to hear this week from the place that runs the women's program if i passed both academic assessments or no... Read more

  • What I would do with an extra hour

    10/20/2014 9:19:50 AM, by 1CORINTHIANS

    Get more work done around the home. With 2 toddlers, my time is all wrapped in them and getting food prepped and cleanup.... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Monday, October 20, 2014

    10/20/2014 6:34:46 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 20, 2014 PROTECTION If we were open up and share with each other our deepest burdens or secrets, we would better understand each other. Sharing with one another helps us grow stronger together and allows us to pray for one another. Many times we donít want to share with others what trou... Read more

  • Two levels.

    10/20/2014 3:16:07 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I had a bit of a bad water weight gain when doctors found kidney stones this week. Bad pain on two levels with that issue. You can't work out, and then you look bad to boot.... Read more

  • Moral of the story

    10/20/2014 1:34:29 AM, by GOANNA2

    SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT A teacher gave her class of 11 year olds an assignment: To get their parent to tell them a story with a moral at the end of it. The next day the kids came back and one by one began to tell their stories. Ashley said, 'My father's a farmer and we have ... Read more

  • New Week

    10/20/2014 12:13:08 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    hope to feel better tomorrow and get an xray and some extended theray sending prayers and blessings huhx... Read more

  • Beck: Day One

    10/19/2014 9:35:53 PM, by PAMAPPLE

    Day one begins with the advantage list that you are supposed to post in places in that you can see easily. Your advantage list contains reasons why you want to lose weight. My main advantage to losing a few pounds will put me back in my normal BMI. My advantage list: # Lower cholesterol ... Read more

  • Pictures Day 2 of NJ Lighthouse challenge

    10/19/2014 9:16:41 PM, by TERRI289

    Morning sky over route 40 on the way to Absecon Light Absecon lighthouse in Atlantic City ... Read more

  • *Plunk* *Plunk* PLANK!

    10/19/2014 8:22:19 PM, by MJ-SHE-BEAST

    Today I am 83 days post VSG surgery and 53 pounds lighter. I am 99 pounds from my goal of 120 pounds. If I am thrilled with my results at 130, though...I'll stop. At 4'10, the doctors tell me 105-115 is where I should aim, but since my family has boobs, butts, and thighs I am not really listening ... Read more

  • Maybe ------black beans seem to cause my body to hurt

    10/19/2014 3:03:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    I was very careful all day about what I ate and how I felt. I drank lots of water. I had some black eyed peas with olive oil. no pain or other symptoms Later more water. No coffee. After eating Progresso Low Salt Black Bean and Kale soup --body pain about an hour later. 3:00 PM ... Read more

  • Happy Sunday!!

    10/19/2014 1:50:12 PM, by ALICEART2010

    Hi All, I hope you are having a happy Sunday. There is a pumpkin patch in the city that I have been wanting to go to. Maybe we will go today if they are open! Today is a gorgeous day and the temperature is a lot cooler than yesterday. Last night I had a hard time sleeping because our kind neig... Read more

  • Monday

    10/19/2014 1:32:57 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Well hubby has gone to work today not sure if he will last the 8 hours yesterday his blood sugar levels shot up to 20.6 so had to give him a fast acting insulin to bring it down it came down to 16.2 after 1 hour so was happy with that.... Read more

  • Re-sparking for the week -last full week of OCT

    10/19/2014 1:28:00 PM, by SPARKNB

    I haven't been online much lately, so little tracking of food, and no exercise, so no tracking of it. (Hmm-never really thought about how when I exercise, I am motivated to record it on spark, which motivates recording food, which m... Read more


    10/19/2014 1:18:41 PM, by PRINCESS601

    Its been a bad year for me. I hope the ending is better. My right arm has been hurting for 6 wks now. From my shoulder to my elbow. All you can do is ice it and immobolize it. That is what the Dr would tell me to do. Ive had this condition since I was 15 yrs old. I will be 69 yrs old in November. I... Read more

  • hurray!

    10/19/2014 12:01:13 PM, by MOMMY445

    i received a thank you card from my good friend who is overseas, for the birthday card i sent to him by email. that made my day! my daughter is at a sleepover and will be back home later this afternoon. we had a wonderful day together. all the birds say hello. one of my other friends is getting the ... Read more

  • Good Today Versus Bad Yesterday

    10/19/2014 10:45:49 AM, by CHERYL_ANNE

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  • Catholic stamps?

    10/19/2014 10:40:18 AM, by CTUPTON

    A Woman went to the Post Office to buy stamps for her Christmas cards. "What Denomination?" Asked the clerk. "Oh, good heavens! Have we come to this?" said the woman. "Well give me 50 Baptist and 50 Catholic ones."... Read more

  • a link to more bloopers--enjoy!

    10/19/2014 9:53:24 AM, by CTUPTON
    lletinBloopers/ I could not resist..... 97. This week's saints include a French woman (Teresa, the Little Flower), a Swedish woman (Bridget), an Italian man (Francis of Assisi), a German man (Bruno), a Jewess from the Holy Land (Mary, God's... Read more

  • more...

    10/19/2014 9:52:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    36. The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind. They can be seen in the church basement Saturday. 37. A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow. 39. Tuesday at 4 p.m. there will be an ice cream socia... Read more

  • a few more if you can stand it...

    10/19/2014 9:48:27 AM, by CTUPTON

    12. Ushers will eat latecomers. 15. During the absence of our pastor, we enjoyed the rare privilege of hearing a good sermon when J. F. Stubbs supplied our pulpit. 16. Next Sunday Mrs. Vinson will be soloist for the morning service. The pastor will then speak on ... Read more


    10/19/2014 9:44:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    1. For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery down stairs. 3. This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Lewis to come forward and lay an egg on the alter. My personal favorite. chris 6. Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles, and... Read more

  • My goal to accomplish this week

    10/19/2014 9:09:05 AM, by TAMMYRENEED

    my goal is to consistently exercise at least 10 minutes each day this week. In addition I would like to get to the gym and strength train at least three times this week. Help me reach my goals Spark friends!... Read more

  • Pictures from Day 1 of Lighthouse Challenge

    10/19/2014 7:43:25 AM, by TERRI289

    Rich, Me, and Steve at Tinicum Lighthouse(built in 1880) Another view of Tinicum Light, which is located in Paulsboro NJ near the Delaware Bay ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, October 19, 2014

    10/19/2014 7:39:49 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    October 19, 2014 WHAT BELIEVERS DO When the first churches emerged and the first believers got together, they did what God called them to do. They did it because they wanted to do it. They did it because of the love and devotion they had for God. They didnít stay home because they felt bad. The... Read more

  • Gods Day

    10/19/2014 12:05:30 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    I am going to try to go out to church tomorrow my first time in a month surgery bites sending love prayers and blessings... Read more

  • Day one-NJ Lighthouse Challenge

    10/18/2014 11:53:19 PM, by TERRI289

    We made it to five lighthouses, Tinicum Rear Range, Finn's Point, East Point, Hereford Inlet in North Wildwood and Cape May..awesome day! Our friends Carol and Rich joined us and we had lunch in Mauricetown at the Maurice River Diner. Great food, service and prices! Tired now, more tomorrow! ... Read more

  • Reaching my first BIG goal

    10/18/2014 11:18:07 PM, by LBOLLING2

    I like most people on a weight loss journey have done this whole diet and exercise thing a few times, okay more than a few times. I usually start out strong but as soon as it gets hard I quit. I also like to make unrealistic goals for myself. This time however I had a rude awakening with my health t... Read more

  • Sunday

    10/18/2014 8:21:19 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Feeling a bit better today I had a good night sleep and I think that helped, I managed to go my walk this morning it has turned out a nice day , yesterday just after I finished my walk it just poured down so I was lucky not to get wet.... Read more

  • Working Around My Limitations

    10/18/2014 7:46:14 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Yesterday, hubby and I took the two pups on a 15 minute walk. Later I did about two hours of heavy cleaning, split up into segments. I took several rest periods and water breaks. Today, hubby and I took two 15 minute walks, one in the morning and one in the evening. Between the two walks, I went... Read more

  • Beck Diet: First Four Chapters

    10/18/2014 7:14:57 PM, by PAMAPPLE

    After reading the first four chapters of the Beck Diet Solution, and reading blogs and comments from other sparkers, I am convinced that the Beck Diet is like no other diet. The reason for why I say this is because it uses cognitive therapy, which is a behavioral approach, and applies it to dieting.... Read more

  • Long Time No See and New Hip

    10/18/2014 7:05:03 PM, by KIMMYLOU4

    Haven't been here in a while. I've been very busy...eating and gaining weight. And boy, have I succeeded. I'm at my highest weight and am having to have total hip replacement on Oct. 30th. My hip began hurting in April but just thought it was a muscle and tried stretching and nothing helped it... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/18/2014 2:00:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    hanging out at the library with my daughter for a while. this morning, we went to see a movie at a community day event at the local cinema. all of the birds say hi. everything is going well for me. have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • A few more church bloopers...

    10/18/2014 1:26:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    24.The outreach committee has enlisted 25 visitors to make calls on people who are not afflicted with any church. 25.Low Self-Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 to 8:30p.m. Please use the back door. 26.The 1991 Spring Council Retreat will be hell May 10 and 11. ... Read more

  • Bloopers in church bulletins ...

    10/18/2014 1:21:52 PM, by CTUPTON

    7.If you would like to make a donation, fill out a form, enclose a check, and drip in the collection basket. 8.Next Sunday Mrs. Vinson will be soloist for the morning service. The pastor will then speak on ďItís a Terrible Experience.Ē 9.Donít miss this Saturdayís exhibit by Christian Martian Ar... Read more

  • trying to get moving

    10/18/2014 11:01:13 AM, by FINDINGCOURAGE

    Im so out of shape that I can't even find the energy to start working out. Im out of breath within 2 min. to me that's pretty bad. ... Read more

  • Goals for Saturday 10/18/14

    10/18/2014 10:57:58 AM, by ALICEART2010

    Hello Fello Sparklers! I hope you are doing well today! I am sitting here pondering what kind of breakfast I should have. I am thinking bacon and eggs but I am also really missing my fruit and I need a fruit cup but I haven't done the shopping this week because of my foot. I am wondering if th... Read more

  • Day 294 - Still 10 pounds down - 1 week left

    10/18/2014 9:32:19 AM, by KAYJ76

    The goal date is a hand. I am pretty sure that I won't lose 3 pounds in a week. I least I hope I don't! I do have more time to get miles in this week, but 3 pounds seems excessive. (Ha!) I haven't made my 10 miles per week goal in at least a month. It's is beautiful out and I don't have time t... Read more

  • Pork and Saurkraut and Mountain Dew?

    10/18/2014 9:08:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    Tyson Pork Tenderloin - 1.5 lbs Kuner's Bavarian Sauerkraut - 14 oz can Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard - 1 Tbsp Diet Mountain Dew - 1 cup This is a SP recipe made in a crock pot. Do I have the courage to try this? chris
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  • Sometimes This Comes Between You And Your Goal

    10/18/2014 9:06:42 AM, by CHERYL_ANNE

    Strong language ahead ... 1 2 3 4 5 You've been warned ... You know what you've gotta do... ... Read more

  • Another infrequent post

    10/18/2014 8:56:06 AM, by 1CORINTHIANS

    I posted last in October 2012, with plans to get serious on health. Well, a few month later my world got rocked with 2 kids in January. We had already started eating healthier, but then started walking more as it was one of the few things to pacify my little girl. I lost a little more weight, and t... Read more