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  • Boost Metabolism by:

    5/3/2016 10:18:46 AM, by MISSPEACHES3

    Good Morning, Last night I watched a show about a woman that weighed 800 lbs. I taped the one where the lady weighed 1000 lbs. The 800 lb. lady did not want to eat the diet food prescribed for her, but ate all of it at the end of the day. The announcer said that eating like that would mess up h... Read more

  • it's a beautiful sunny day

    5/3/2016 9:23:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    sunny and mild here today. i have an assessment to do later this afternoon, to see where i am now with my math,english and computer skills. i know i will do just fine. my daughter says hi! all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Been to gym already & feeling good

    5/3/2016 8:57:59 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Slept well. Had a long talk with DH about handling stress better at work and with his health problems with his parents. We got word that MIL is having breathing problems. She has been home for a week. This is not a surprise. She does not have a health nurse visiting her or any soc... Read more

  • Tuesday

    5/3/2016 2:54:52 AM, by JTREMBATH

    They tell us our weather is going to be great for the month of May I love it we both hate the winter months.... Read more

  • Tuesday

    5/2/2016 11:16:20 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and sending light love joy happiness look for loe in everything hugs... Read more

  • April is over. Time for May.

    5/2/2016 10:54:38 PM, by CRAZYWRITER

    April did not go as intended. I stuck with my program for about 2 weeks before life happened and I got a bit distracted. I managed to lose 5 pounds in April but in the last week I gained it all back. However, I feel optamistic about this coming month. Here are my goals for May. LOVE ~ Apri... Read more

  • Monday...good day and some help for the leg pain

    5/2/2016 10:47:24 PM, by TERRI289

    My chiropractor thinks that is sciatica(classic symptoms). After massage and adjustment, he gave me some stretches that seem helpful. Best of all, I can keep active. Teaching my Zumba classes involves "no jumping at all". Only a little thing for now. Hope your Monday was good! Sweet dreams.... ... Read more

  • Every little step

    5/2/2016 9:52:46 PM, by DYEDBELLE

    Feels like it's inch by inch but I'm walking and every step counts right? First treadmill workout done. ... Read more

  • Some flowers take more time to grow

    5/2/2016 9:49:23 PM, by RISINGBLUESTAR

    Today, I stumbled upon a video where a this young lady was discussing late bloomers. This applies to health, fitness and so much more! She was talking about the criticism and opinions that come with doing things later in life. Some people come on this site and in a few months they will reac... Read more

  • View from my Walk, Monday, May 2nd

    5/2/2016 9:23:50 PM, by YOCREO130

    Focused my morning walk on tree gazing, as there are many beautiful ones everywhere you look. The rest of the steps were collected indoors, mainly due to feeling under the weather and the rain. Was still able to meet my step goal!... Read more

  • Strategic Choices

    5/2/2016 4:34:06 PM, by SUZYB53

    I was freaking out this am. Stuck at a work conference, hungry, tired, and angry at presenters. I took a break after lunch (not great options at the conference buffet) and calmed down once I got outside into the sun. I walked to cvs and stocked up on some almonds and high fiber, low calorie gra... Read more

  • Baptism weekend

    5/2/2016 11:14:18 AM, by PAIGE2017

    The weekend started out with a bang! I mean a literal bang. I was at the daycare to get my little ones and it started hailing. I don't mean pea sized hail either. It was golf balls falling from the sky! The daycare has a metal roof and it was so loud that you couldn't talk to the person next yo... Read more

  • I am going to have to choose

    5/2/2016 10:13:00 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    I am realizing that I am at a fork in the trail. There is a bench at that fork to sit down and ponder. I am way off plan. Someone recently told me that I look like I have lost weight. Being at a negative mindset lately, I told them no. But I haven't even weighed myself. I j... Read more

  • MONDAY

    5/2/2016 3:06:49 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Another fine day They say our temperatures are high for this time of the year it is still like Summer temperatures other than being cooler in the morning.... Read more

  • Sleepless

    5/2/2016 1:22:08 AM, by UNAWICCA

    You'd think after a bout of fatigue- induced vomiting I would have gone to sleep on time tonight... no such luck. Time to try again.... Read more

  • Oh carbs, how I love to hate thee!

    5/1/2016 11:32:39 PM, by SASSYBLONDE69

    So, I know I'm a carboholic. To that end, I've been taking in slightly less carbs than my tracker says I need, and increasing my protein by that amount. Seems to be working. You know how sometimes you just get a craving and nothing else will do? Buttermilk pancakes. Yes, tonight's supper was b... Read more

  • Good Spark Day and Facing Reality

    5/1/2016 9:54:51 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I exercised and stayed within my ww points today. Hooray! The biggest factor that made it manageable is I got a lot of sleep last night. I am now accepting that I am a lifer. I am not going to be on Spark for 4,6 or even 12 months, get back to a healthy weight and frolic off into the sunset... Read more

  • A beautiful day

    5/1/2016 8:50:31 PM, by GOANNA2

    I hope this beautiful link works for everybody. Have a happy May. https://www.youtube.com/embed/
    SN5c-m45fxs... Read more

  • To the moon and back.

    5/1/2016 8:45:01 PM, by PJDANIELS

    This is definitely my life lately. Way too much contact with Son (brain damaged, bipolar, schizophrenic, alcoholic, refusing medication, Son, you know, that one?) this weekend. He is crying, he is angry, he "doesn't want to feel like this any more", but he WON'T GO BACK ON HIS MEDICINE. He ... Read more

  • I have several awesome friends...hello NORASPAT!

    5/1/2016 8:11:56 PM, by TERRI289

    My beautiful friend made me two rice bags and today one of them is keeping the pain away. Thank you thank you!!! Day was full of rain, antiquing and some missed tv shows. it's going to be a rainy week around here. Hope the sun peeks out when it can! 257... Read more

  • a new month

    5/1/2016 6:29:20 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new month has begun! let's see what it brings! i am all set for it and so is my daughter. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Spring is sprung......you know the rest!

    5/1/2016 2:14:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    and maybe some people are not quite ready for spring: ... Read more

  • Not parking on the grass--rules.

    5/1/2016 1:53:35 PM, by CTUPTON

    I had no idea some towns have an ordinance against this. I can't believe it applies to your own home. You gave me some good ideas like using plywood to save the lawn. When I first moved in, they reprimanded me for putting up a plain green Christmas wreathe with tiny white lights! That stil... Read more

  • SP is sending tracking information

    5/1/2016 11:45:26 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    I have noticed messages saying that the information from my id is going to advertisers. I never saw the messages before.... Read more

  • I got back my Spark Spunk

    4/30/2016 11:46:53 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    We had family in town and that always throws me off. I appear to be an extravert to those who don't know me well, but I'm truly an introvert at heart. To be honest I prefer "mi casa es MI casa." Home is my safe place. I would say safe and "quiet" but it really isn't quiet until everyone goes to slee... Read more

  • Sunday

    4/30/2016 11:20:11 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Still no rain it is a very pleasant day went for my walk early now just resting before I have to cook dinner and do the lunches ready for tomorrow go and bring in the washing and once again go and pick up the fejoas as the tree is massive and the fruit is quite big and I can pick up a bucket full ev... Read more

  • View from my Walk, Sat., Apr. 30th

    4/30/2016 11:19:06 PM, by YOCREO130

    Milford Audobon and Silver Sands brought my hubby and I many beautiful sights, the purple martin, and a mini-rainbow, for example. Grand total steps 9, 832!... Read more

  • Saturday--NY and home again

    4/30/2016 10:25:40 PM, by TERRI289

    We traveled to the city and visited my mother. It was a good visit. She loves her new phone. Happy to be home, and icing the left leg. Now the hamstring is cranky. Sigh..... 244 I need to sleep!... Read more

  • He's gone

    4/30/2016 9:25:45 PM, by PAIGE2017

    So Barkley dug a whole big enough for my kids to crawl under the neighbors fence. He was very aggravated that he had to chase Barkley 3 times yesterday. We called the shelter where we got him to see what our options were and they think he has separation anxiety (aka he's afraid to be alone) and that... Read more

  • Treadmill arrived today!

    4/30/2016 7:45:30 PM, by DYEDBELLE

    My awesome parents drove up my free to me treadmill! I'll use it pretty much for counting my Fitbit steps and walking during my shows but I'm very happy to have it here. It feels like my slowly making being active into my life. No excuses 😊... Read more

  • weirdness...

    4/30/2016 7:32:54 PM, by UNAWICCA

    My gouty toe flared up again for the first time in years. What's with that? So after my regular VA appointment I ended up in urgent care with a _very_ painful toe and a mild stress-induced asthma flare. Both of which meant steroids. Yuck. ...And my official weight is suddenly down to 188.8.... Read more

  • a windy day

    4/30/2016 5:04:51 PM, by MOMMY445

    it's hard to believe another month is coming to a close. sometimes it feels like the month only began the other day. a day of rest and reflection for me today. my daughter is off playing with one of her friends from school. so i get some unexpected down time today. i will use it to reflect on april ... Read more

  • So Much To Do!

    4/30/2016 4:41:32 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    May 27 seems like a long way away. I've discovered that I have so much to do to get ready before my surgery. I started by making some telephone calls yesterday. I changed some appointments around. This morning, I discovered more appointments that need to be changed. Hopefully I will be able to cr... Read more

  • Yuky condo rules!

    4/30/2016 4:05:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    I got a reprimand phone call from "the management." not supposed to have my van on the grass. Well- I am moving things out of my basement to declutter this condo for selling. I drove the van to the basement door, 'round back. A truck was coming to take the boxes. They had to park in... Read more

  • A Quote and a Note

    4/30/2016 2:46:51 PM, by MISSPEACHES3

    Be sure to keep in touch with old friend and new friends. Smile at strangers, your smile might just make someones day. When you end a phone conversation or an in person conversation, always end on a positive note. Blessings to my Spark People family and friends.... Read more

  • Jetting off to paradise!

    4/30/2016 9:33:18 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    No, I'm not heading to some tropical island or on some amazing trip around the world. I'm just going to visit my two sweet granddaughters ages 7 and almost 5. I get to visit them via Skype now and then, but there is nothing like a hug and then another and then another! Can't wait for the hugging ... Read more

  • Tires and teeth

    4/30/2016 3:11:36 AM, by UNAWICCA

    $649.01. The cost of four tires for my only vehicle, the RV that is my son's only safe place to sleep. That's not _great_ tires, that's "they'll do for a while" tires. It's also the approximate cost of repairing the worst - _not_ all, only the worst - of our aching teeth. It's also the cost of t... Read more

  • Busy day

    4/29/2016 11:18:54 PM, by TERRI289

    There was dancing, there was laughter, and there was a nap. 355 It was a good day! .... Read more

  • Saturday

    4/29/2016 10:42:35 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Another great day still no rain it has been threatening but have sheets and that out on the line so hoping to get them all dry. Will have to go out and pick up the fejoas that are out there on the ground I am hoping some of the girls from work will come and collect them I have that many out there a... Read more

  • View from my Walk, Fri.,April 29th

    4/29/2016 9:34:35 PM, by YOCREO130

    Sherwood Island State Park brought most of the 7,500 step goal completed today. Though windy, the view was beautiful. And even included a wild turkey.... Read more

  • just came back from my GD's Spring recital

    4/29/2016 2:27:37 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; I just came back from a recital of my GD. She was a flower. DD made the costume for the recital. It was wonderful!! I got there early and soon as my GD saw me she waved at me. Her parents came in much later. They also left early so I went over to GD and told her how wonderful she... Read more

  • Plateau Broken!

    4/29/2016 2:09:44 PM, by MISHA_T

    I was having a hard time with getting the scale to move. I was measuring my waist and thigh to see if things were reducing. I do keto. It was recommended by a couple physicians (my GP and my Psychiatrist) and it has it's own difficulties. Some are unique problems. Just about any ketoer can relate to... Read more

  • The best of the worst!

    4/29/2016 12:58:07 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I couldn't resist the puffy package of potato chips calling my name at the grocery store. 40 I picked it up. I put it back on the shelf. I picked it up, read the nutrition label. I put it back on the shelf. I picked it up, read the ingredient label. I put it back on the shelf. I picked it up... Read more

  • Ouchie

    4/29/2016 10:44:09 AM, by PAIGE2017

    I may have gone a little over board yesterday trying to get in my 60 minutes of exercise. I was half way there after my lunch workout and fully intended to hop on the treadmill when I got home and get the last 30 minutes. I had forgotten that I was supposed to deliver fliers to all my neighbors... Read more

  • Our Father feeds the Ravens...

    4/29/2016 10:26:11 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Adding more scriptures that I sensed applies to my overeating and under exercising ... I have a Flashcard app on phone, where I create decks of "flashcards". One of the topics consists of various scriptures having to do with eating, exercise, not being anxious, and similar issues... It's an ongoing ... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/29/2016 8:23:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is coming to a close soon. another month is almost done,too. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am enjoying a much needed day off from running errands. i am continuing with my spring cleaning efforts. that is something which i need to get done so i can have even mo... Read more

  • Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks???

    4/29/2016 7:36:52 AM, by MISSPEACHES3

    This week, I have been teaching my brother (James) about Emails and Facebook. So far, about 8 hours in person and several hours on the phone. It is difficult for me to sit at the computer for hours at a time. My legs are full of fluid. The scale thinks I have gained 4 pounds. Yesterday, br... Read more

  • Joke of the week

    4/29/2016 4:47:53 AM, by GOANNA2

    A LIFE IN THE CIRCUS > > A couple who work at the circus go to an adoption agency. > Social workers there raise doubts about their suitability. > The couple produce photos of their 50 foot motorhome, which is > equipped with a beautiful nursery > The social workers then are doubtful abou... Read more

  • NO DIET PILLS!

    4/29/2016 4:39:50 AM, by RISINGBLUESTAR

    A "friend" sent me messages about how confidence and happiness are directly related and how she would set up a weight loss plan for me. She said she would tell me what to eat each day and what exercises to do. That was irritating but not even the worst part. She told me I needed to buy two bottles o... Read more

  • Yay Friday

    4/29/2016 2:45:42 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Been very overcast today no sun but no rain yet either, had a very busy day at work and the time flew by.... Read more

  • Thursday-watching Orphan Black

    4/28/2016 10:40:31 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a restful day....practiced choreography, had a pedicure, had a healthy leftover lunch, went to work, had an early evening after tutoring my favorite seventh grader. Looking forward to a dance filled Friday! Sweet dreams 213... Read more

  • Week 1

    4/28/2016 10:04:02 PM, by DYEDBELLE

    I'm in week 1 of my spark 21 day challenge. I've realized just how tech oriented I am so I just ordered a refurbished fitbit aria to log my weight automatically.. But so far my current scale says I've lost 2 pounds. I'm happy and I'm coming to realize its all about checks and balances. I've ha... Read more

  • View from my Walk, Thurs., Apr. 28th

    4/28/2016 8:24:31 PM, by YOCREO130

    Walked to Wooster Park today from home, exceeding the 7,500 step goal. I always try to add a challenge. This time it was crossing the stream at the end of the trail. One foot wet from finding it challenging to balance on the rocks, but I did it!... Read more

  • View from my Walks, Apr. 23rd-27th

    4/28/2016 8:14:59 PM, by YOCREO130

    Short Beach brings one sights of low flying planes. The flowers are from collected walks in the neighborhood, as well as the sunset. Met my step goal each of these days!... Read more

  • Back this time for good!

    4/28/2016 7:15:51 PM, by TCHRMOM98

    My journey to weight loss has been filled with successes and failures. I am often focused on these failures. God has worked through a owner of a gym that has started a program for people to lose weight. He pays for personal trainers and 3D scanning. I have been on this journey for about 2 months ... Read more

  • Finally, A Date For My Second Hip Replacement

    4/28/2016 1:47:27 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Today, the surgery coordinator in my orthopedist's office called with a date for my second hip surgery. The date is May 27th. As before, I will stay in the hospital for 4-5 days and go to a rehabilitative hospital for a week or two. Then, I will come home and begin an at home physical therapy pro... Read more

  • a sunny day

    4/28/2016 1:42:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool sunny day here today. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Aiming for the Prize

    4/28/2016 1:22:07 PM, by PAIGE2017

    The past couple of months I have slacked off on my exercise because we have been busy. It was easier to count the dog walks and playing with the kids as exercise but it was things I had to do regardless. But I wasn't loosing weight like I wanted. I recently blogged that I wanted to get back to th... Read more

  • Dollies

    4/28/2016 10:43:42 AM, by UNAWICCA

    I make dollies for the proprietor of a medieval toy shop. Somehow I stopped halfway through sewing them. Today I have to finish sewing, start stuffing, cut out more bodies, attatch the hair to those, sew them, ,,,and so on. (Yes, I'm whining a little.) But I will do it.... Read more

  • Vision Vastly Improved!

    4/28/2016 9:29:45 AM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Although it's still healing, my check up with the eye surgeon shows huge improvements. As far as the tech could tell, my eye is currently at 20/30 vision. That's a far cry from 20/475. My vision is still real blurry but all the colors are sooooo much brighter. As it heals, my vision will get bet... Read more

  • Truths about growing old - by Julie Andrews

    4/28/2016 8:53:52 AM, by GOANNA2

    Julie Andrews Turning 79 - this is hysterical! To commemorate her birthday , actress/vocalist, Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP. One of the musical numbers she performed was 'My Favorite Things' from the legendary movie 'Sound... Read more

  • A Short Post

    4/28/2016 8:49:00 AM, by SUZYB53

    I planned my meals for today! Yeah! This thing about developing new habits is hard. I definitely get immediate feedback from my body and my mind when I eat well and exercise. But still....there are so many pieces of prep and planning to do. And between getting products out the door for work and ... Read more

  • Thursday

    4/28/2016 3:07:57 AM, by JTREMBATH

    When I went for my walk this morning I thought it would rain but no it still has not rained the sun was still shining when I left work.... Read more

  • Wednesday..tired

    4/27/2016 10:45:44 PM, by TERRI289

    Classes were good, and we had dinner with a friend which was nice. Very tired, I am off to bed. Good night! 102... Read more

  • I know it is not monday but I will forget to post this later....

    4/27/2016 9:40:09 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • it's wednesday

    4/27/2016 4:00:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,sunny day here today. i just found that my parents will be moving in the next few months, closer to the biggest city in the province of canada where i live,ontario. that means i need to get to their place and go through what i still have there as soon as i can. i am also going through st... Read more

  • Cataract Surgery Went Well So Far

    4/27/2016 2:57:07 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    I had my cataract surgery early this morning. The doctor said it went well. He will check my healing progress tomorrow morning. My right pupil is super dilated and very light sensitive. This will decrease by this evening (I hope!) It is strange having only one lens in my glasses. I feel lopsided... Read more

  • now that i'm awake.....

    4/27/2016 2:53:40 PM, by CARRILU

    Thank you friends for the encouraging and supportive comments on the last blog. I do feel better in fact, I feel empowered and I think in no small part due to getting things off my chest. Well, here goes the rest of it and I'm hoping it's just as therapeutic. Again, not trying to be a ranting downer... Read more

  • BLC30 Review

    4/27/2016 2:17:32 PM, by COONSY

    This was my first BLC challenge, and after signing up I got assigned to the Honey Badgers, a rather appropriately titled team for me, seeing as though my race team name is "Racing Like a Honey Badger" and the moniker has been used by me for several years now. I started out the challenge with ho... Read more

  • 5 yrs,5 yrs,5 yrs

    4/27/2016 10:34:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    I thought Someone would have told me it took way too long for me to learn to speak up! Not one person did that! 252 And through each 5 years I was reading self help books, going to alanon (8 yrs!) , and doing lots of crying. No, I would not give up. It was a very hard journey! (... Read more

  • Escapee

    4/27/2016 10:34:20 AM, by PAIGE2017

    So I have an escapee on my hands. As I was leaving the house yesterday I noticed that I could see a nose and a paw sticking out from under my fence. I worried all day yesterday that the dog would be gone when I got home. I was worried that my daughter would get home from school, the dog would be ... Read more

  • Is this how the doctor checks drug interactions--(well not webMD but yes computer data sheet)?

    4/27/2016 10:29:24 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Got the best night sleep in over a week

    4/27/2016 9:55:44 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; yesterday even though I exercised, I just felt so tight and not able to relax. I scheduled a massage. I slept like a baby last night. I feel so great. The miracle of sleep. Going to my GD spanish recital soon. We are watching my GD & GS this weekend b/c DD & SIL want the whol... Read more

  • Only Tuesday...why am I so tired?

    4/26/2016 10:34:24 PM, by TERRI289

    Oh, yeah, because I got up before 5 to help dh get out the door on time to be early for work. Not only did he have to be in early, but they kept them late for a meeting. Sigh. My day was ok, I had to fight to get some sleep with a lovely Dimitri kitty wanting to play. The chiropractor helped my... Read more

  • just sayin' ... week 2 on the road

    4/26/2016 7:17:21 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    Wednesday, April 20 Davids birthday and he is sleeping. He had a restless night no sounds, no trains, no street lights, no nothing and he couldnt sleep. Spent the day lazing around, walking to the bay with the dogs and lazing around. Thursday, April 21 Spent most the day learning... Read more

  • a cooler day

    4/26/2016 6:32:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    it started off raining here and cool. now the sun is shining brightly and it is still cool outside. that is okay with me and my daughter. all the birds say cheep,cheep! i get to hear quite a few different birds chirping outside these days, including robins and cardinals. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • I love to watch my grown daughter ... she inspires me!

    4/26/2016 2:16:19 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Our daughter has run competitively, since she was nine. In recent years, running has kept her sane as she has met a lot of challenges with her three children (13, 11, 6)...all top students, black belts in tai kwon do, gymnasts, science fair winners, water polo champs, youth group enthusiasts, etc.,... Read more

  • Starting Over, Not Me...What You Talkin' Bout?

    4/26/2016 11:04:16 AM, by MISSPEACHES3

    O.K., let me get this straight......You have NEVER started over? "Nope." What are you talking about? I have seen you go on numerous diets over the years. "So." Well, in '98 you were on that Watch-you-call-It diet. Yeah, then in '99, you went on That Special Kind of diet. And in 200... Read more

  • Hula Hooping

    4/26/2016 10:53:47 AM, by PAIGE2017

    Yesterday my oldest daughter had violin lessons. It is amazing at how quickly she has picked up this new instrument. The group was practicing for their concert in a few weeks and they sounded so good! I can't wait to hear them. Katelyn is also practicing in hopes that she will get a solo. She d... Read more

  • Tuesday

    4/26/2016 2:48:47 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Well it was back to work today not a bad day was busy, tomorrow we dont have a list in the morning so my job will be micro testing where we do tests to make sure we don't have any nasty bugs in the scopes.... Read more

  • runaround

    4/26/2016 1:41:50 AM, by UNAWICCA

    Well, a totally crazy day is over; about all I managed to eat today is cornbread, and since the package lists "dry mix" nutritional stats it's totally useless. I substituted the highest-calorie cornbread listing I could find. Why do manufacturers do that? Is it just that the prepared listing would... Read more

  • It's moving!

    4/25/2016 11:40:12 PM, by SASSYBLONDE69

    My turtle is moving! So far I'm down 7.2lbs since Feb.19th. Not bad for someone who can't exercise. 521... Read more

  • Finally found a protein powder!

    4/25/2016 9:56:31 PM, by DYEDBELLE

    My body doesn't take too kindly to soy and a lot of dairy based powders I found still had traces of soy in them. So I've been searching for a dairy and soy free protein powder that I can add to my morning smoothies to make them more filling and I finally found one!! Can't wait to use it tomorrow ... Read more

  • Monday night...Two Zumbas, two new songs, and DWTS

    4/25/2016 9:49:30 PM, by TERRI289

    What a lovely day!!! Both classes went well, and I was able to test out three new songs!! Most of my muscles are good, some tight spots but that is why foam rollers and massage therapists exist!! Thank goodness for yoga stretches too! My sick friend is slowly mending....keep Janet in your... Read more

  • Thankfully, I have learned lots over the years.

    4/25/2016 9:42:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    Today hubby barked at me about something. It did not affect me at all. In fact later I told him I was glad he got mad. It showed his spunk-which isn't often there not after the stroke in 2006. When we were first married I divided my time into 5 years, 5 years, and 5 years. It seems incredible ... Read more

  • Results are In!!!!

    4/25/2016 9:00:00 PM, by TBVALEGIRL

    I feel good today, I didn't weight myself last week. I weighed this Sunday, I'm down 10 lbs!!!!! I can see and feel a difference in my clothes. Yeah Me!!!!!!... Read more

  • Great Quote for any day

    4/25/2016 6:34:10 PM, by MISSPEACHES3

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  • We did it!

    4/25/2016 2:41:53 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Both my daughter and I had events Saturday. I walked in a charity event and ended up walking more than 8 miles. I was so excited to be able to get so much in. I got to the gym with my husband after so a very active day for this grandma. Our daughter ran a marathon and won. At age 38 she was... Read more

  • different landscape

    4/25/2016 1:59:50 PM, by CARRILU

    Hi friends, It's been a while but I actually check in just about every day and lurk around. My energy has been super low for a super long time but today I thought I might try a blog to catch up. Life has stayed very busy and I am proud to say that unlike other times in my life when I just c... Read more

  • Progress On Tasks, Etc., Etc.

    4/25/2016 1:37:54 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Razzle had a fairly good weekend. I played compound pharmacology and turned one of her pill medications into a liquid medication. (It only comes in pill form unless you pay a compound pharmacy to make it for you.) Don't worry, the vet told me how to do it and provided me with the one mL syringes ... Read more

  • Coming Out of Hibernation

    4/25/2016 1:21:01 PM, by WOLFSPIRITMOM

    Hi everyone! I have been MIA for awhile, just feeling down and blah through the winter, can't stand snow and cold anymore, plus cloudy days and no greenery sucks. 39 We also had to put 2 of our collies down, so that was not fun either. I have started a Nutritional Counselor course with Aliv... Read more

  • a rainy day

    4/25/2016 11:58:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is also a cooler day here today. that is okay with me. i feel that i did well on the job interview today. i will relax for the rest of the day. my daughter says hi to all of mommy's friends! all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • It's Greek to Me...

    4/25/2016 10:31:03 AM, by PAIGE2017

    This was a pretty good weekend. Friday we took Barkley to the vet and finally got some answers about his non-stop itching. While I am not really happy that my dog as scabies, I am happy that he does not have food allergies. At least Scabies is treatable and won't require expensive food for the re... Read more

  • Just got back from seeing MIL and her situation

    4/25/2016 8:56:07 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DH & I walked into her long term care room and visited all day. MIL was in a wonderful mood. Why? Besides us visiting- the facilities were fabulous - staff was so pleasant, she had friends where she could socialize with people her age- they have activities. She had wonderful meals... Read more

  • Not so easy

    4/25/2016 8:31:10 AM, by SUZYB53

    So I've been doing great, but this weekend was not so easy. I had two holiday meals to cook, (secular Passover Seders). I did my best to plan appropriately, focus on healthy eating ,and so on. But sometimes habit just takes over. Plus unrelated stress from related to a sick friend's new health pr... Read more

  • Wow

    4/25/2016 4:40:56 AM, by MAMAB3AR79

    So, I'm ready for a new me... But first I need to share recent happenings that have gotten me to an interesting point of both catharticism and introspection and also anger. Ok, so the past two or so months have been one of the most difficult times in my life. I hadn't realized it, but I'd put all... Read more

  • freezer, burned

    4/25/2016 2:48:43 AM, by UNAWICCA

    Well, my first freezer find was pesto sauce I froze last fall; that was fine. The second, two chicken breasts, was freezer-burned and completely unsalvageable. Now I'm thawing a turkey breast. Looks like I'll know how that's held up by about 8 PM.... Read more

  • Sunday...a rough day for a friend

    4/24/2016 10:36:15 PM, by TERRI289

    My friend Janet who doesn't drive wasn't feeling well yesterday and I couldn't persuade her to go to the doctor. Today when I checked on her, she was still feeling lousy so I was able to get her to the urgent care center. She has a double ear infection. Painful. We went to get her scripts and t... Read more

  • MONDAY

    4/24/2016 9:20:35 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Today is ANZAC day so we get another holiday, it is a mixed sort of day it is not cold but one minute it is fine and the next it is raining, but suppose to clear up completely this afternoon.... Read more

  • really ugly rugs, too --a link

    4/24/2016 7:09:53 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.chicagonow.com/chicagonow-
    life-style/2010/05/14-ridi
    culously-ugly-rugs-owned-b
    y-people-with-extremely-poor-taste/... Read more