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  • Happy Valentines Day

    2/14/2016 1:04:16 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Bee blessed and have a beautiful day hugs... Read more

  • Sunday

    2/13/2016 11:09:52 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Happy Valentines day to you all out there hope you all have a great day.... Read more

  • Saturday...the RV show in Atlantic City

    2/13/2016 10:20:29 PM, by TERRI289

    My dh really wants an RV...and wow, there were lots of them.It will be a while before we get one but it is nice to dream. My body is beat from yesterday.....and parts of me are sore! Good night all! 224 Our group picture from yesterday's Zumba event!... Read more

  • Meet Nordic...

    2/13/2016 8:44:53 PM, by PAIGE2017

    We got my new treadmill today! Meet Nordic my new best friend! I was able to walk twice today. Once to just try out some of the program and see how it did when I run. And then a second time to walk for 20 minutes. It was awesome! I really does work different muscles and challenges me... Read more

  • Valentines Day A Time To Be Thankful For Love

    2/13/2016 4:29:12 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Somehow, many of our holidays have ceased to focus on the meaning of the holiday and have become more focused on commercialism and "things" instead. Tomorrow is Valentines Day. I hope that I focus with an attitude of gratitude for those who I love and who love me. Thank you Spark People for... Read more

  • had a uncomfortable night with sciatica - do better when I can walk around

    2/13/2016 9:16:25 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good morning; DS coming for dinner. DH has come down with a cold and cough. Me with my sciatica. We both wish we were not entertaining today, but I would not hurt my DS. I talked with him yesterday and asked when they are coming. DS said he is taking his wife to a bakery for valentine's. I ju... Read more

  • My thought for Saturday

    2/13/2016 4:15:41 AM, by NIBBLIK

    This scripture is such a comfort following the death of my dear Mother. The funeral is this coming week... Read more

  • 29, 779 steps and 3 hours of dancing

    2/12/2016 11:38:18 PM, by TERRI289

    My day was total bliss...Taught an hour and a half in the am. Had a busy day with classes and errands and then taught during a Zumbathon at the local country club. I was moving and grooving..loved it. Here are a few pictures from the Zumba Disco Lovin' Party More pictures after I do... Read more

  • Saturday

    2/12/2016 10:15:44 PM, by JTREMBATH

    The brace is good but had to put something underneath it as it was a bit rough on the skin still a bit sore where the inflamation is and very tender where they did the op.... Read more

  • Day 27

    2/12/2016 8:23:27 PM, by JWILHELMS

    Had fun today at one of my kids school. They were bowling. I became the ball girl lol. Did lots of standing from sitting and reverse. Passing the ball. And lots of walking! I'd like to get the Misfit soon.... Read more

  • Another disappointing week

    2/12/2016 7:28:27 PM, by MEGAN6277

    This week has certainly not been as planned. I found out last night that my newest client had a car accident. He has whiplash and hit his head. I am unsure if he was the driver or not. Then tonight my cousin texts me and says my great aunt whom i love dearly has fallen and broken her hip. Shes going... Read more

  • Break room Habits

    2/12/2016 2:43:18 PM, by TBVALEGIRL

    Walking in the staff break room before holidays, are the hardest. The table was full with chocolates, any other time this would've been heaven. What did I do??? I had a fruit cup, peaches, mandarin oranges, and pineapples. ... Read more

  • Backing Off Exercise Today

    2/12/2016 11:50:55 AM, by AQUAGIRL08

    I woke up stiff as a board this morning. I took a warm shower which did nothing. I took pain medication which just barely took the edge off. My asthma is acting up because the heat came on last night and because I am so out of shape due to illness. The therapist came early and he could see t... Read more

  • My Standing Desk

    2/12/2016 11:09:29 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    The first Friday of Lent. I thought the picture looked a little like a stained glass church window, so I used it. Yesterday I mentioned that I had changed up my desk to be a standing desk. I want to share an image of exactly the standing work station I have here at work. Thi... Read more

  • This is for you mommy...

    2/12/2016 10:48:09 AM, by PAIGE2017

    Yesterday my middle child had her Valentine's Party at school because they had a field trip scheduled for today and I guess both things would be too much excitement for one day. The school also did a fundraiser to buy new playground equipment where for $10 they would deliver a balloon with a can... Read more

  • lost last entry to blog- got an intense massage for Sciatica

    2/12/2016 10:01:54 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I am so sore but I know I will heal. I have to lessen the weight for my strength training exercises to the minimum and then use threadmill with no incline for awhile. This sounds very boring to me, but I will do whatever to get better. I feel like I am very bruised but I know that ... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/12/2016 8:25:31 AM, by MOMMY445

    another very cold day here. that is okay with me and my daughter. we both bundle up well whenever it is very cold outside. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am enjoying the challenges i signed up for here and i have discovered that i tend to crave sweets when i get stressed. i am working on having... Read more

  • No body shame campaign lie

    2/12/2016 7:40:56 AM, by RISINGBLUESTAR

    Whitney Thore has a no body shame campaign. She struggles with PCOS and she is funny and like able most of the time. On her website, she models some clothing. She weighed about 382. Maybe she lost some weight now. Anyway, on the site it says the size of the clothes she is modeling. She is not t... Read more

  • My thought for Friday

    2/12/2016 4:13:54 AM, by NIBBLIK

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  • Hey, look...a ramble!

    2/12/2016 2:49:11 AM, by RISINGBLUESTAR

    For some reason, I was overly sensitive yesterday. When people told me I shared a lot, it made me feel bad but I understand that was nobody's intention at all. I don't know why I took it that way in that moment. Just a bad day I guess. I am just going to face that I ramble in good times and in bad.... Read more

  • Thursday...little annoyances

    2/11/2016 10:39:03 PM, by TERRI289

    Our recycling can disappeared. It is a 75 gallon one so that was annoying. Thanks goodness it turned up. The wind was strong enough to blow it down the road!! tomorrow eye doctor appointment includes a visual field test as well as an OCT scan. I hate visual field tests... I think that I... Read more

  • Friday

    2/11/2016 10:30:38 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Been for my appointment and had the cast removed was supprised at what I saw told the Dr where it was throbbing and you could see there was a bit of inflamation and told me to keep an eye on it.Have now got a brace on it and off for another couple of weeks.... Read more

  • Challenging Myself aka It's About Darn Time! Plus pics of me with blue hair

    2/11/2016 5:25:00 PM, by MJ-SHE-BEAST

    Until a month or so ago, I had gotten so lazy, so complacent, so into making excuses for not doing anything to bust the plateau that has plagued me for almost a year. I lost so much weight after VSG surgery, but once I hit 80 pounds gone it was just like I hit a wall that was impervious to all of my... Read more

  • Progress To Report!

    2/11/2016 12:23:50 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Over the past few days, I have worked hard on my therapy tasks and exercises. I am paying closer attention to safety, breathing while exercising, pacing, form and posture. There are so many things to concentrate on, that I can get overwhelmed. I made a chart for my exercises so I can keep t... Read more

  • My sciatica acting up again.

    2/11/2016 12:17:02 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Had a rough night. Not sure what happened to trigger this time. I am going to my massage person tomorrow. She is all filled up today. going to take it easy. DH sent me roses for Valentines - they just arrived. Just got a call from DH, he went to his physical today. He would not... Read more

  • Heart Health

    2/11/2016 11:31:02 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    Today I want to share some heart health tips. These are from Web MD. I was reading them yesterday, looking for blogging material about hearts. I know I have a heart murmur, but only sometimes. I wonder often if it is the skill of the doctor who is listening to my heart or what. I sort... Read more

  • Treadmill

    2/11/2016 11:16:15 AM, by PAIGE2017

    Valentine's Day is coming up. Yet another holiday when my husband asks me what I want and I may or may not get what I tell him. Sometimes I am lucky to get a card. Other times he surprises me with a flower delivery or lunch date. This year he works over an hour away from me so if he did that it ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/11/2016 10:50:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    a really,really cold day here today. the next few days are going to be really cold here. i made sure that my daughter was warmly dressed this morning before she headed to school. i will be warmly dressed later, once i get caught up on some housework, including some laundry. all of the birds say chee... Read more

  • Running behind

    2/11/2016 10:39:50 AM, by TBVALEGIRL

    So today came quick, I woke up on time. I had all these things I wanted to do before I went to work. Well, I got super busy and had to rush out door. I missed breakfast!! Which isn't good, I'm so hungry. I've learned a valuable lesson, prepare meals night before!!!... Read more

  • My thought for Thursday

    2/11/2016 7:04:28 AM, by NIBBLIK

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  • Love me some Leather!!!!!

    2/11/2016 6:26:18 AM, by KIM22211

    I have been on a leather love fest with handbags lately. My most recent one I was able to get an an incredible steal so I went for it! I already had a purse in what was called Blush (her name is Roxy) top left in the pic, so I was not sure about buying this one that was labeled Mauve (lower) her na... Read more

  • Thursday

    2/11/2016 1:15:44 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Back home now called my middle son to ket him to call in on his way home from work he starts at 2 ,00am n the morning but he went out of his way to call as they have 4 dogs and I had a lot of dog bone scrapes for them.... Read more

  • A Winter Post

    2/11/2016 12:22:16 AM, by DMPRIDER

    I was just posting on my Sparkbuddy, QueenoftheForest's, page because she asked me how things were going in a comment on my previous post. I was writing such a long answer I thought maybe I should just write a blog post. LOL I did very well before the holidays. I had a slight uptick over the ... Read more

  • Wacky Wednesday!(Pix)

    2/10/2016 10:40:06 PM, by TERRI289

    It was wacky Wednesday where you wear wacky tight at the gym! My Zumba Gold ladies from the gym.... Later in the day my friend Amy had an anniversary class to celebrate five years of instruction. she invited me to the stage to dance a favorite song. Dancing is my life!!!! 334... Read more

  • Oops....too many rambles.

    2/10/2016 10:24:53 PM, by RISINGBLUESTAR

    Guess I rambled too much last night. Most people just stick to their food and exercise goals. Some people share some stuff and some people not at all. I took the blog where I rambled way too much down. Maybe I am just being extra sensitive. I do not think I will be rambling as much anymore. T... Read more

  • I did this to me......

    2/10/2016 7:34:10 PM, by PJDANIELS

    "When you blame others, you give up the power to change yourself." Powerful, isn't it? I have been a little reflective lately. In March it will be 4 years since my health really got my attention, my complete and total attention, instead of the "yeah, right, I"ll do something...someday...."... Read more

  • 6pounds down

    2/10/2016 4:43:27 PM, by SDUTKIEWICZ

    May not seem like a lot when your pretty much 300 pounds but to me each and every pound is a victory 41... Read more

  • Day 2, and feeling it!

    2/10/2016 4:25:47 PM, by TBVALEGIRL

    I haven't really set a weight lost goal. I want this to be a life style change. ... Read more

  • alright!

    2/10/2016 12:31:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    i found out today that i got into an academic program i signed up for that will help me with my math even more. i start it on tuesday and it is not too far to go for me. my daughter says hi and happy valentine's day to everyone! all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Make it a Positive Action

    2/10/2016 12:03:49 PM, by APPY-LAURIE

    So today starts Lent. I was raised in a Catholic family, attended Catholic grade school. Survived nuns for teachers....wait here, I have to take a break. I actually liked the nuns we had at our school. The principal nun was a little scary but overall I have to say, my grade school experie... Read more

  • Thankful

    2/10/2016 10:10:00 AM, by PAIGE2017

    Along with the Walk This Way Challenge that I previously mentioned, I am doing the Small Changes Challenge. Today is Day 17 and it was a reminder that you should be thankful. It is very interesting what being thankful each day can do for your mental ability. As I read the article I was cons... Read more

  • Name calling is not necessary from our politicians

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

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

  • Returning to Motivation

    2/10/2016 7:19:55 AM, by OPIUMDOLL

    I haven't posted on my blog here for some-time because I tend to stray or fall back if I get too 'serious' about blogging (for some reason!) I must say over recent times, I have been very consistent in three things: 1) Eating incredibly better, that if faced with temptation foods, I rarely in... Read more

  • To the people with private pages

    2/10/2016 6:36:36 AM, by RISINGBLUESTAR

    Thank you for your support. Sine I cannot return the support by giving you a goodie, commenting on your page or blogs, this is where I am going to tell you how appreciated your comments and support are! I understand why some people choose to have a private page and have considered it myself. T... Read more

  • My thought for Wednesday

    2/10/2016 4:13:30 AM, by NIBBLIK

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  • Wednesday

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

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

  • Lower key Tuesday

    2/9/2016 7:35:30 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a lower key day which felt good. Went back to bed after dh left for work. Got up at 9 feeling a bit more rested. I had a slew of messages regarding my one part time job. The upshot is that I will be working the next two nights..at least my ill friends will be getting some rest. I got a ... Read more

  • Inversion Sickness!

    2/9/2016 5:17:13 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    The past few days I find myself getting so dizzy and nauseated later in the afternoon after I've walked/jogged my 10.000 steps or more. I try to get more steps in the late afternoon and evening so have averaged more that 13K per day for the past 19 days. However, we now have a disgusting inversion... Read more

  • Better Today Fingers Crossed

    2/9/2016 2:56:40 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    I felt better today when I got up. I didn't have as much nausea from pain and stiffness. I slept better too. I am down to two pain pills per day but would prefer to not take any. I dislike the way I feel when I take them but like the pain control. I think time will take care of it. I am hoping th... Read more

  • Still not feeling well...

    2/9/2016 10:30:58 AM, by PAIGE2017

    I am still not feeling well but was reminded this morning on the radio that the majority of people give up their new year's resolutions today. I AM NOT GOING TO BE IN THAT CROWD. Sunday was my rest day and yesterday I was too sick to do any exercise so I am determined to get back on my bike today.... Read more

  • Well That Worked!

    2/9/2016 10:17:16 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    Well that worked indeed! Drinking all that water yesterday and the very sweaty Jazzercise class last night, got me the weight loss I knew was there. I knew I weighed heavy because of salt intake. This morning I was 2 lb down over last week. This is instead of the 0.8 gain yesterday. ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/9/2016 8:37:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    another nice day here today. it snowed a bit last night here and that is fine with me and my daughter. i have a few errands to run today. having some errands to run gets me out of the house for a while and keeps me active. i will be bringing a few snacks with me,such as an apple. this way, if the er... Read more

  • Just for laughs.

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

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

  • Gift for Myself

    2/8/2016 11:45:03 PM, by SASSYBLONDE69

    I made a scarf for myself to go with my new coat, and my ruffle cuffs, and for fun, I took a picture of the sparkles in the sun! ... Read more

  • Tuesday

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

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

  • I've been doing it all wrong!!

    2/8/2016 11:13:12 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I just read the latestet research on FaceBook - so "it must be true!" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/n
    ews/health/news/9069276/Ch
    ocolate-cake-breakfast-cou
    ld-help-you-lose-weight.html And in other news, Java jumped up on the reboinder with me. I made a few small videos (there is an ... Read more

  • Full out Monday

    2/8/2016 10:42:12 PM, by TERRI289

    It was Gold class, the 15 minutes of Zumba class(other instructor was running late) and then going to the senior center to get my misplaced scarf! Back to town for lunch and my college class, then a few errands, then tutoring and after my eye doctor appointment. Then home for a light supper and... Read more

  • Our Superbowl Guest

    2/8/2016 9:44:37 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    My husband invited a 90 year old friend to watch the big game with us. He is pretty deaf, but would have been alone this year as his son didn't invite him this year. He used a set of our TV Ears over his hearing aids. Worked pretty well for him. I had fun preparing a mix of fun foods - leek soup... Read more

  • My PT Made Changes To My Exercises

    2/8/2016 2:06:52 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    I had a bunch of questions for my PT when he arrived this morning. (Last week another therapist saw me while my therapist was away on vacation.) The calf raises I have been doing started giving me cramps in my toes. We changed them from standing to sitting, with a rocking movement back on my heels... Read more

  • How do people fet 300,000 and 400,000 spark points!

    2/8/2016 11:38:53 AM, by CTUPTON

    198 I am sparking for several hours daily! I was happy when I got to Level 20-150,000 points I think. I am not disappointed! I am not complaining! I just wonder how it is possible to get that many points? I joined in 2008 so I have been at this a l-o-n-g time! 198 ... Read more

  • sleep great - worked out hard - feel great

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

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

  • Back to Business!

    2/8/2016 10:14:05 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    Well, I am glad to have the Super Bowl over with. Was it not the most boring game? Well I was clad in my Packers Garb. I was so tired from the riding clinic the day before. I was tired Saturday night but it really hit me on Sunday. Here is a picture of me and my horse working an o... Read more

  • Game Day

    2/8/2016 9:52:18 AM, by PAIGE2017

    Yesterday I woke up with a sore throat so I didn't leave the house all day. I did get in my 6,000 steps but that was absolutely all I could do. Thanks to my meal plan I had a fairly easy plan for game day. I made Turkey Chili Mac but a healthier version. It was about 200 calories a serving and i... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/8/2016 8:21:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is now underway. a weekend to basically relax for me. i have a lot to get done this week. i have one job interview this week for sure. another important appointment tomorrow morning for a different matter, school related. then i will have yet another job interview this week for a comple... Read more

  • 1st week

    2/8/2016 6:51:57 AM, by CLCHRIS

    Started back up a week ago and down 9 lbs.... Read more

  • My thought for Monday

    2/8/2016 3:58:37 AM, by NIBBLIK

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  • Midnight walk

    2/8/2016 1:18:45 AM, by YOCREO130

    Went for a spur of the moment short midnight walk with my husband and our dog, Remy. : ) Jumpstarting the day with 1500 steps to give a better chance at success. Goals for the day include: 4000 steps, 8 glasses of water, and logging food. Have a great day!... Read more

  • Sunday--Super Bowl Sunday, with so so commercials

    2/7/2016 11:19:43 PM, by TERRI289

    I liked the dogs and Doritos, The Prius 4, the Kevin Hart car commercial and the Drake Tmobile. Also the dog trying to keep his puppy asleep in the car. Game was ok but the company and the food was the best part, Earlier in the day I attended a Zumba class, went out for breakfast, and visi... Read more

  • Monday

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

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

  • Improvement With Physical Therapy Changes

    2/7/2016 6:18:43 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Yesterday, I switched around my therapy exercises and adjusted the number of repetitions. Although I was stiff and sore this morning, a little activity took care of the discomfort. I completed my first set of exercises without issues. Hubby convinced me to go for a car ride after a short rest ... Read more

  • Date Night

    2/7/2016 4:08:29 PM, by PAIGE2017

    My husband and I have three beautiful children but they are definitely a hand full and it is hard for us to find someone willing to watch all three that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. We had a great babysitter that we really trusted (she worked at the babies daycare) but when we moved it was too fa... Read more

  • My thought for Sunday

    2/7/2016 4:07:02 PM, by NIBBLIK

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  • Hip Flexors

    2/7/2016 4:01:13 PM, by BEVYMOR

    I am working on my hip flexors and hoping to stretch them out and also reduce the pain in my outer quads. I'm hoping to do the exercises I've listed each day whenever possible.... Read more

  • having a wonderful time by myself and then DS calls

    2/7/2016 2:07:20 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; DS says things are going good. His wife and I are doing well. She is trying to get an online job, but there is this problem and that problem. We need a computer or it is complicated. You know after listening to your DS- I have radar that this is all BS. I want to get off the p... Read more

  • Dry rot of shoes??? Good, expensive shoes at that.

    2/7/2016 1:23:33 PM, by CTUPTON

    I never heard of this but I guess I am now old enough to have it happen! A big, heavy pair of Drew shoes are awful. The 1/2 inch thick rubber sole is cracking across the toes area. And the leather is peeling on the top of the toe area. I am retired from teaching -about 4 years. So I know ... Read more

  • just got back from gym

    2/7/2016 11:53:22 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; GD facetimed her grandpa to come with her and her dad to the children museum. I was going to the gym, but I thought YEA! I love DH but he gets in these moods. I wanted him to go to Whole Foods by himself yesterday. He says to me oh you do not want to be with me. I love my time a... Read more

  • The One-legged Wind Releasing Pose for seniors

    2/7/2016 9:54:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    I did a search for "yoga for seniors. " I had seen a site or an article or a class offered to teach "seniors" easy stances and/or exercises to keep strength and flexibility. Yeah I guess "releasing wind" is very, very important for us! 198 chris... Read more

  • A Big Personal Victory!

    2/7/2016 9:40:53 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    I'll tell you about the personal victory in a minute, First I want to tell you about the heart ice cream sandwich. I don't know the recipe for the ones in the picture, but let me tell you about a nice treat you can make that is not sinful at all. You can take 2 chocolate graham crac... Read more

  • Leaving for Florida!

    2/6/2016 11:47:43 PM, by LONBATT

    244 Leaving early in the morning for Florida! My DH & I are getting dropped off by my older son. God bless him for doing it since he's getting up 2 hrs. before he has to deliver Amazon Prime packages for the Post Office. My best friends are picking us up at the airport in Orlando where we're stayin... Read more

  • Saturday..the Mauricetown Eagle Festival

    2/6/2016 10:39:51 PM, by TERRI289

    We went to the yearly Eagle Festival...here are some photos! The cure for a bad hair day is a great fluffy hood! 334... Read more

  • Sunday

    2/6/2016 7:28:23 PM, by JTREMBATH

    I will be counting the days to Friday at 1:00 pm we are hoping to go away some where for a couple of days I will keep my fingers crossed as then I can give my hand a rest because being I try to do things and get frustrated.... Read more

  • Milly Goat, Jack, Zack, and Mika

    2/6/2016 6:29:09 PM, by MARILYNROBERT

    Jack and Zack are twin Great Pyrenees and Milly Goat is our little Boer goat. We call them the triplets because they are always together and Milly Goat sincerely thinks she is a dog. They are all 9 years old and I try to keep them groomed but it's a never ending job. Milly Goat will tug on my ... Read more

  • Thanks Spark Guy For The Suggestion!

    2/6/2016 5:53:18 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    First of all, a BIG THANK YOU to everyone you read my blog yesterday and supported me. You have no idea how much all of the encouragement and words of comfort mean to me. You truly touched my heart. I thought about what Chris, "Spark Guy" Downie says about just trying for ten minutes of exercis... Read more

  • A RealGirl story from here in Wichita

    2/6/2016 11:11:48 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Wow, what a busy week! My uncle died on Monday and while I was busy driving my mom to DFW for the funeral, this little 13 year old was featured on her mom's Facebook page, after trying on a dress for a prom type event and having a sales associate pop in and say that the girl would look better and ne... Read more

  • I love my pressure cooker!

    2/6/2016 8:26:50 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; my mother had a pressure cooker and did much with it. I did not see this appliance much in stores or recipes until a couple years ago. But I bought one in December, it is wonderful!! I do chicken in the pressure cooker. It is so much faster cooking than oven. I like having cold chic... Read more

  • Joke of the Week

    2/6/2016 8:18:08 AM, by GOANNA2

    A man was complaining to a friend about the state of his life. "I had it all," the man told his mate." "I had money, a beautiful house and a flash car. I even had the love of a beautiful woman, then Pow!!! Overnight it was all gone and I never knew what hit me." "What happened?" aske... Read more

  • Adding a minute every other day to recumbent bike time

    2/5/2016 10:41:39 PM, by LONBATT

    So, I've started using my recumbent bike. 316 Neurosurgery NP advised me to start slowly paying attention to how my body responds & feels. Starting at 30 minutes after almost 2 months of inactivity was a little too ambitious. 198 39 I started the following day at 20 minutes which went a lot bet... Read more

  • Gaining Strength From The Experiences Of Others

    2/5/2016 10:40:34 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Today has been a mixed bag for me. I have an inner war going on about pushing myself too hard, too quickly and being patient and listening to my body - listening to the actual cues my body is giving me. I am making good progress with my physical therapy and the therapist is pleased and surprised. ... Read more

  • Saturday

    2/5/2016 10:24:34 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Can't wait to get this plaster off I am limited to what I can do which is not much and in this muggy weather it is driving me mad.... Read more

  • Friday..snow and sun....interesting

    2/5/2016 10:13:39 PM, by TERRI289

    The day started out with 4 inches of heavy snow...ugh. Cleaning off the car took a broom. Driving to work wasn't too bad but wasn't easy...Happy to get there safely and have 15 of my student join me!! I got a text from the senior Center director...she let me know that my Zumba Gold ladies... Read more

  • Big Weekend!

    2/5/2016 2:29:31 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Oh, yes, there is the Superbowl thing. But, I'm more excited that my granddaughter (age 6) has her third tae kwon do class after which her big brothers have their black belt (they are 2nd degree black belts) classes and sparring and I get to watch. Then our oldest of the two boys gets to spend mos... Read more

  • moving forward

    2/5/2016 12:10:04 PM, by SDUTKIEWICZ

    Hard work beating cravings but going to keep moving forward one step at a time ... Read more

  • Meal Prep plus the Superbowl

    2/5/2016 10:23:20 AM, by PAIGE2017

    Fridays are my day to plan my meals for the next week, make out my grocery list and find all my coupons. I usually go grocery shopping early on Saturday morning so I'm not hungry and I have plenty of time to look at food labels, etc. This week is a little more difficult. We don't usually have a b... Read more

  • Need help

    2/5/2016 8:29:02 AM, by MEGAN6277

    Since i have been diagnosed with hyperthyroid, ive been doing research on how to eat with it. Im finding that many things i currently have in my diet aggrivate the condition. Ive read the best diet for it is the paleo diet..ok its all greek to me and yet seems it should be simple. I like to eat thin... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/5/2016 8:00:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! time to unwind and relax for me and my daughter. all of the birds say hi. i will be trying an exercise dvd later on in the afternoon,as i have just a half day at work today. it is one that i got from the library. it is to do with the sweatin' to the oldies videos that we... Read more

  • Rainy Thursday

    2/4/2016 9:33:06 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a good day, overall. The morning was relaxed without any appointments. The college class went ok and then it was off to home for a late lunch. My one tutoree cancelled so I worked with my seventh grader who is quite sharp. Then it was home for dinner and tv and practicing new choreo! ... Read more

  • Friday

    2/4/2016 8:48:20 PM, by JTREMBATH

    We have finally got an appointment for my hand as I rang them again this morning to be told I had an appointment the 2nd March told them I cannot that long as on my discharge paper said 10 to 14 days and I was already past that and I also said I work for the DHB and did not have a medical certifica... Read more

  • Compare trying to get healthy to using a GPS!!! What a wonderful blog-enjoy!

    2/4/2016 3:40:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pub
    lic_journal_individual.asp
    ?blog_id=6085587 and this blog has another link within it! So basing your weight loss journey on the scale can be as misleading as using a GPS! 198... Read more

  • My thought for Thursday

    2/4/2016 3:33:51 PM, by NIBBLIK

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  • About Dash Diet and Family

    2/4/2016 12:46:58 PM, by CEMICKELSON722

    Hi Everyone I am seeing if you all can help me. I am wanting to do the dash diet, but I am trying to figure out how to feed a family of 2 adults, 12 yr old Boy and 5 yr old Boy. And stay within some kind of budget and have variety as well. Please help. Thanks... Read more