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  • Onward/Forward

    5/29/2017 3:40:49 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Well, for two weeks I was going great guns. Every day below the lowest number of my calorie goal or in the very near vicinity. That is....until today. It started last night. I was in terrible pain from a very messed up spine and somehow found myself eating everything in sight. Now there isn... Read more

  • Memorial Day - Dave Bray USA

    5/29/2017 9:16:09 AM, by PURPLE0906

    For every Soul From every War Across the Seas Or on our Shore For every Fold Of every Flag From coffin Lid To widows Lap For every Father Or every Son The price was Paid For Everyone So...Remember US And cherish Your Pain Because of US Your Freedom Reigns From O... Read more

  • My plan for Tuesday!! Starting Anew

    5/28/2017 7:24:40 PM, by --MAY--

    Ok I am ready to start anew! Gonna be busy tomorrow, so Tuesday will be my 249 Am gonna get up go to the gym!! Early cuz have to be at my Volunteer thing by 10:30 and it takes me 1/2 hour to get there. So I figure if I get up, take my thyroid medicine, wait then have a cup of coffee, and leav... Read more

  • Too all my sparkfriends

    5/28/2017 11:25:19 AM, by --MAY--

    Geez I have a lot of them!! 382 to be exact, and looking tru them all, it bought back so many memories, some of you I spent a lot of time with some not so much. But you are all my friends. I need you all, cuz I am gonna start again!! I joined the gym back in Jan. And have hardly been there, ... Read more

  • Saturday 5-27-2017 Updates, Pic's

    5/27/2017 6:45:22 AM, by PURPLE0906

    It's been a while since I updated. We have been having a lot of rain, storms which does not help my body. Never heard back from the Doctor's office so I just gave up on the PT. My next appointment with him is June 15th and he will hear an ear full. I wanted to check out our local YMCA especially to ... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - God's Mercy

    5/27/2017 4:34:08 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - God's Mercy God in His great mercy reaches out to everyone and forgives the errors and the shabby things that are done. Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us, for we have endured much contempt. Psalm 123:3 Today overlook and forget the hurts and injusti... Read more

  • Just Photos

    5/27/2017 1:03:15 AM, by _LINDA

    A bird we didn't know: Another view: Mom's before haircut: side: After: side: Pelicans: woodpecker: The goslings! Wildflowers: cherry blossoms: Beaver activity: The thunderchild crab in front of Mom's: Spark friends mention they a... Read more

  • Milestone achieved!!!

    5/26/2017 9:29:13 AM, by NDHUNTRESS

    2 years ago at this time I weighed in at 390 pounds. This morning I weighed in at 289. Wow what a difference 2 years can make. I am now only 5-10 pounds heavier than when I graduated high school 27 years ago. I cannot begin to explain the difference this has made in my life. I h... Read more

  • A Journey of a Thousand Miles

    5/26/2017 2:33:14 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I started out great guns, easily achieving days where I tracked every bite and came in around 1200 calories in a day. But after a week, my calorie intake has crept back up...until there came one night when I was RAVENOUS all night long (and obviously, was awake all night long as well). I felt like... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - A Wonderful Thing

    5/25/2017 5:36:30 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - A Wonderful Thing God's love endureth forever - what a wonderful thing to know when the tides of life run against you and your spirit is downcast and low. For great is his love towards us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord. Psalm 1... Read more

  • Noticing changes

    5/24/2017 2:15:18 PM, by KELLY_SS

    With 32 lbs less of me I have been noticing some changes. I had to order new bras recently, the first place I notice weight loss is always in my bust. I have a pair of pj pants that have been a little too tight so I haven't worn them in about a year, they now fit very comfortably. Two night... Read more

  • 5 &10k's in the Win Column

    5/22/2017 10:12:33 AM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Well this past weekend was my biggest challenge to date. I competed with over 5000 other runners/walkers in the biggest 5k I have ever taken part in on Friday night. Finishing in 48:27. Then on Saturday morning I competed with over 10,000 people between the 10k, half marthon and marathon. I did ... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - The Hand of God

    5/21/2017 5:45:21 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - The Hand of God In everything, both great and small, we see the hand of God in all. Arise, Lord! Lift up your hand, O God. Do not forget the helpless. Psalm 10:12 Today look for the hand prints of God everywhere.... Read more

  • Personal Challenges

    5/19/2017 6:40:13 AM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Today will be my biggest 5k to date. This weekend is the Fargo Marathon and I will be walking along with so many other people. I have been sidelined a little this week with a knee issue but will still walk tonight. I look forward to the challenge and have come to this day prepared. I have all my... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - A Beautiful Spring

    5/19/2017 1:41:15 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - A Beautiful Spring Let your prayer continue through a joyous, waking spring in thanking God for everything a newborn spring can bring. When a king's face brightens, it means life, his favor is like a rain cloud in spring. Proverbs 16:15 Today take a lesson f... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - The Flower of Friendship

    5/18/2017 4:08:55 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - The Flower of Friendship Life is like a garden and friendship like a flower that blooms and grows in beauty with the sunshine and the shower. Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary. Psalm 96:6 Today plant the seed of fri... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - God's Glory

    5/17/2017 4:14:32 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - God's Glory Little do we realize that the glory and the power of He who made the universe lies hidden in a flower. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1 Today, when you look at a flower, see God's love and... Read more

  • Religious Statue - questions

    5/16/2017 4:29:46 PM, by PURPLE0906

    I purchased this statue at the Farmer's Market. It shows a crown and N, and Florence in front. In the back shows Florence with a c circled 989. On the bottom has a tag that says Made in Italy. If anyone has any idea or information about this statue I would appreciate knowing more. Thank you ... Read more

  • Taking Stock--Regaining my losses

    5/16/2017 1:51:53 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Last November and December I lost about 25 lbs following the death of my mom. And I maintained that for a number of months. At that time I really felt that Spark People was not helping me. I can do almost no exercise due to an aggressive case of Autoimmune Arthropathy - in other words some combina... Read more

  • Summer weight loss challenge

    5/15/2017 5:26:10 PM, by QPONDEALER

    I'm challenging myself to really focus on being healthy this summer. School is our and I can really focus on eating well, drinking water, and being active! Day1/100 is going well! I've completed my 30 day challenges, I'm eating well, and drinking water! Here's to taking full advantage of the sum... Read more

  • made it through another challenging weekend.

    5/15/2017 11:16:07 AM, by BECWAL

    I even ate a few bites of pasta, which I haven't allowed myself to eat in months. It's like the cake, once I ate it I realize it wasn't all that great. I ended up picking out the shrimp and veggies ate a small portion of the pasta. Honestly, I was more worried about the crazy fattening sauce that... Read more

  • This and that, updates, pics

    5/15/2017 1:16:42 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Some good news about Pat's Mom Karen. They operated on Karen and removed the tumor which was in her intestine. The results came back cancer but the Doctor's feel they got it all out from there. They sent her home and she had an MRI done. There is a spot on her liver but with another operation it wil... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - A Loving Mother

    5/13/2017 3:39:08 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - A Loving Mother God knew, in His great wisdom, that He couldn't be everywhere, so He put His little children in a loving mother's care. May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave you birth rejoice! Proverbs 23:25 Today speak softly and lovingly. Re... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - A Beautiful Smile

    5/12/2017 5:26:16 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - A Beautiful Smile Nothing on earth can make life more worthwhile than the sunshine and warmth of a beautiful smile. A wicked man puts up a bold front, but an upright man gives thought to his ways. Proverbs 21:29 Today soften your heart and your facial expres... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - Sunshine and Rain

    5/11/2017 7:22:09 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - Sunshine and Rain Our Father knows what's best for us, so why should we complain - we always want the sunshine but He knows there must be rain. A greedy man stirs up dissension, but he who trusts in the Lord will prosper. Proverbs 28:25 Today trust in God's ... Read more

  • Who is this woman??

    5/10/2017 9:12:45 AM, by NDHUNTRESS

    In just a couple of weeks it will be 2 years since I finally said enough. When I stepped on the scale the day after my daughter graduated from high school and saw 390. It may have hit higher but I did not see that on the scale or my scale could not go that high. Whichever it is that is the number... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - Your Dearest Wish

    5/10/2017 2:49:11 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - Your Dearest Wish Put your dearest wish in God's hands today and discuss it with Him as you faithfully pray, and you can be sure your wish will come true if God feels that your wish will be good for you. May your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your pre... Read more

  • Realizing that it really isn't THAT good.

    5/9/2017 8:15:43 AM, by BECWAL

    I had the most amazing piece of cake yesterday, and made excuses like it was ok to do. While I was eating it, I moaned like I had never tasted anything like it. When it was over I realized that for the damage I had done, it really wasn't THAT good. I had dieted all day long, and at the end of the... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - Constant Reminders

    5/9/2017 5:32:02 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - Constant Reminders The sky and the stars, the waves and the sea, the dew and the grass, the leaves on a tree are constant reminders of God and His nearness, proclaiming His presence with crystal-like clearness. Praise Him, sun and moon, praise him, all you shinning... Read more

  • WOOHOO Wonderland is here to say!

    5/8/2017 9:08:36 AM, by BECWAL

    Today I promise to protect my weight loss and never see '200' again. I made it through a weekend without messing up the '199' I earned Friday. Short term plan is to see '196' by next Monday. Wish me luck! ... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - Beauty all Around

    5/8/2017 8:42:22 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - Beauty all Around Thank You, God, for the beauty around me everywhere, the gentle rain and glistening dew, the sunshine and the air. The eyes of the Lord are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good. Proverbs 15:3 Today appreciate the beauty surr... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - A Part to Play

    5/7/2017 2:10:11 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - A Part to Play There is no one, no matter how lowly, who hasn't a part to play, some little thing to contribute, something to do or to say. Better to be a nobody and yet have a servant than pretend to be somebody and have no food. Proverbs 12:9 Today plead f... Read more

  • Good News, Bad News 5-6-2017

    5/6/2017 4:10:54 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Pat's Mom (Karen) is home from the hospital. From what I understand there was a tumor in her intestines that was causing the blockage and her throwing up blood. They did a biopsy, then the next day she had a 3 hr surgery to remove the tumor. The report came back it was cancer. The Doctors think the... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - To Care

    5/6/2017 1:41:55 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - To Care To live without caring is to die from loses his drive and his purpose to win. Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the Lord understand it fully. Proverbs 28:5 Today increase your degree of caring..... Read more

  • Finally able to claim Onederland!

    5/5/2017 9:12:24 AM, by BECWAL

    I've been here once before about a year ago, so the bandstand wasn't so enthusiastic. After weeks of struggle to see that 199 on the scale, I am faced with the weekend. My husband is getting off early and we are going to get out of the house. Temptation abounds. We will be eating out. I put Sp... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - A Friend Indeed

    5/5/2017 5:18:58 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - A Friend Indeed We know not how it happened that in an hour of need somebody out of nowhere proved to be a friend indeed! Do not forsake your friend and the friend of your father. Proverbs 27:10 Today step into someone's life and prove your friendship. ... Read more

  • My Wild Spring!

    5/4/2017 11:30:40 AM, by KIMMYWIZZIE1

    It's been a wild spring. My son broke his hip on March 12. He just got out of a wheelchair on Monday and we are beginning PT. It happened out of state so I've made 3 trips to Mississippi to get the doctor to look at him. This has not been good for my eating plan. I have managed to keep up with ... Read more

  • Neurobics -Are You doing it?

    5/4/2017 9:14:56 AM, by _LINDA

    Eating healthy whole foods -check 550 Exercising regularly -check 313 Meditation -check 414 Sleep -sometimes when not reading a good book into the wee hours of the night 102 Neurobics -say what? Are you doing all you can to keep your brain heal... Read more

  • One-Minute Devotions - Joy from the Lord

    5/4/2017 4:46:13 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One-Minute Devotions - Joy from the Lord You can't do a kindness without a reward, not in silver nor gold but in joy from the Lord. May your love and your truth always protect me. Psalm 40:11 Today extend kindness to someone and unbounded gladness will return to you.... Read more

  • One week taking Contrave.

    5/3/2017 12:14:41 PM, by BECWAL

    I'm going to say that this past week taking the Contrave and making myself stick to the plan had paid off. I was 2 pounds lighter and I can tell it's weight loss, not water loss. I visited my Dr. yesterday and she was excited I lost again. She's been with me through it all. She calls me her post... Read more

  • Happy Polish Constitution Day May 3rd, 1791

    5/3/2017 9:20:29 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Today we celebrate May 3rd Polish Constitution Day. Poland’s first written constitution was adopted on 3 May 1791, making it the second oldest written constitution in the world. Year after year, The Polish community, whether at home or abroad, gathers together to commemorate the 3rd of May ... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - A Mother's Love

    5/3/2017 6:00:24 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - A Mother's Love When we think of our Mother's we draw nearer to God above, for only God in His greatness could fashion a mother's love. My son, keep your father's commands and do not forsake your mother's teachings. Proverbs 6:20 Today pay tribute to your mo... Read more

  • May 2nd Polish Flag Day

    5/2/2017 6:39:44 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Today we celebrate the Polish Flag Day and the Day of Polish Diaspora and Poles Living Abroad. Polish Flag Day (formally: Flag of the Republic of Poland Day, Dzień Flagi Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej) was first observed on May 2, 2004. It was established in order to educate the Polish people ... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - Enjoy the Sunshine

    5/2/2017 6:11:47 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - Enjoy the Sunshine We wouldn't enjoy the sunshine if we never had the rain. We wouldn't appreciate good health if we never had a pain. I know, O Lord, that your laws are righteous, and in faithfulness you have afflicted me. Psalm 119;75 Today study the contr... Read more

  • Contrave and my weight loss this week

    5/1/2017 8:34:58 AM, by BECWAL

    104 244 I actually seen a drop on the scales, it was easy to avoid eating. Sometimes the Contrave makes me feel a bit jittery and gaggy. I didn't feel any of the usual craves through the day because the thought of eating made feel like coughing and gag. I'm ok with that short term to get me o... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - When you Smile

    5/1/2017 6:48:40 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - When you Smile You'll find when you smile your day will be brighter, and all of your burdens will seem to be lighter. I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with sha... Read more

  • One - Minute Devotions - Spring Beauty

    4/30/2017 6:53:17 AM, by PURPLE0906

    One - Minute Devotions - Spring Beauty Apple blossoms bursting wide now beautify the tree and make a springtime picture that is beautiful to see. O Lord my God, you are very great...the earth is satisfied by the fruit of his work. Psalm 104;1, 13 Today enumerate the various hues and... Read more