SparkPeople Member Blogs These are the most recent public blog entries from SparkPeople Members. SparkPeople Member Blogs Thankful Very thankful for my family's health and safety and glad that I started my new lifestyle change this year. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:12:28 EST Blew through my max calorie count I did move more and still blew through what I had set for myself for calorie wise. I hate that. I'm glad i'm adding more time each day for exercise so each day is less take in to expend ratio, I hope to be burning over 600 calories a day over what I consume. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:11:20 EST Day 468 Got thru the day...... I really enjoy talking to my nieces and nephews when I get there. It's having to answer all the questions about mom and dad because none of them ever have time to get out to talk to them. I also managed to corner my sister-in-laws and inform them about how the boys put most of the Christmas stu... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:05:05 EST A bright day with a sunny attitude Today was a good day. <BR> Although it was a day of disappointment to see my recumbent bike taken away by the people that gave it to us, I am okay with this. I am now looking forward to replacing it with an elliptical machine. I did see 2 of them in the second hand shop on Monday before I knew ab... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:03:11 EST Thanksgiving Day, 11/26/15 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hope all my Spark Friends who celebrate Thanksgiving had a wonderful day! <BR> <BR> Ours was very quiet and I enjoyed that so much. We were able to stick to our family traditions this ye... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:58:01 EST Thursday 11/26/15 HAPPY THANKSGIVING Thursday 11/26/15 HAPPY THANKSGIVING <BR> <BR> I pray that everyone had a great, safe Holiday. <BR> <BR> I had a good time visiting with the singles group. <BR> We had a pot luck Dinner, with the leader supplying <BR> the turkey. <BR> <BR> I did very well. I went into it planning. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:51:10 EST The nonsense needs to stop <img src=""> I need to stop being so careless with my choices. One more thanksgiving tomorrow (I actually didn't do super terrible today), and I will be committing to make some better changes. Well....returning to som... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:41:45 EST Thanksgiving's Code of Consumption <img src=""> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:37:28 EST SPOILER...Adversity Dallin H. Oaks <BR> When we give thanks in all things, we see hardships and adversities in the context of the purpose of life. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:34:42 EST How Was Your Thanksgiving????? We went to my brother's home for Thanksgiving today. He lives about 35 miles south of us. We all bring a part of the menu, so that my SIL doesn't have the responsibility of the entire meal. When we finished eating, everyone helped clear the table, put the food away, and do the dishes that didn... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:25:48 EST Gratitude and Letting Go I am very grateful for my life, my husband, my home and I feel extremely lucky because things could have turned out so differently - so I am always aware of the saying 'There but for the Grace of God go I' when I see others in less fortunate circumstances. I feel especially grateful for my husban... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:23:08 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse November 26: Daily Inspiration: There is not one moment that we are separated from God's care unless we choose to be. Lord, You provide for my daily needs and deliver me from evil. You are my refuge. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:16:42 EST Updates ... and Happy Thanksgiving Wishes <img src=""> <BR> First may I say Happy Thanksgiving to all of my SP friends celebrating the holiday... <BR> <BR> I've been quieter than usual on the blogging forefront these days. So much is going on in my head ... ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:13:03 EST Gratitude I could fill this page with the list of everything that I'm thankful for. Here are two of them! The first is the official sign that was put up Tuesday night! They will close on December 18th. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <B... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:10:02 EST Enjoying the family We have spent the day at Cades Cove and Gatlinburg today and it was great fun. I did snack a bite here and bite there of things I shouldn't but didn't taste enough to make me sick... I did turn away and walk away from fudge and things I knew would make me sick. <BR> <BR> Fun day, 3 mile run ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:07:23 EST Happy Thanksgiving Around 10:30 this morning I threw in the towel and decided to give in and go to the ER for this migraine. Usually they can give me something for the pain that will work at least for a day or two. Today... nothing worked. Not dilaudid, or IV tylenol or any of the other things they tried. The m... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:06:21 EST Thankful... "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." — Oprah Winfrey <BR> <BR> Blessings to each of you on this day! <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:04:24 EST Moderation in all things? Maybe not. At least not for everyone... I know this may be an "extreme" position and likely to get rotten tomatoes thrown at me but I think that for SOME people, the idea of "moderation in all things" is not only not helpful it is downright detrimental. <BR> <BR> I come at this from the perspective of someone who has fought her 60 lb... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 19:00:42 EST Woke up Feeling Sick and Achy I woke up this morning feeling sick to my stomach and ached a lot. I don't understand this arthritis thing. I try to walk a lot at work and take the steps whenever I can. Some mornings, like today I woke up so sore it hurt to go down the stairs. Next time I go to my doctor, I'm going to ask what ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:58:19 EST 21 days in weight/measurements changes Weight/chest/waist/hips/thighs <img src=""> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:54:24 EST Winner -Not!! I have been scratching to win an Air Miles contest online for a month now without any luck, so when I logged in to play the daily contest this morning, I saw: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> It showed me winning five air m... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:43:23 EST Happy Thanksgiving. Stay Strong! Today started off great. My older 2 girls, my husband and I all ran a Turkey Trot 5k. It was nice. I was able to use my new Garmin Forerunner 25 watch for this race. OH MY WOW! It was awesome being able to see my time elapsed and my distance ran. It helped me so much to pick up my pace. I ran my ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:42:43 EST Another Wonderful Day!! I hope all My Spark Friends (who I am very Thankful for) has had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a great one. It is getting colder here and raining! Stay warm and safe! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:41:23 EST Happy Thanksgiving This has been such a crazy week, and I am behind with my sparking. If some of my friends didn't get a note from me for Thanksgiving, please forgive me. I do think of you all. We are thankful that Alice is home, and on the mend. She refused to eat while staying at the Vet clinic. She wouldn't eat ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:39:51 EST Plug in the Christmas's official! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am feeling mostly grateful that my hubby breathing is better today and he (we) had a good night sleep. <BR> <BR> Experts have focused on Diet & Exercise for a long time. I have been seeing r... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:33:32 EST Day 8- Suspicious weight loss (LOL) So today is my full week of blogging and adding veggies to each meal as well as not eating sweets. It is also my weigh in day and obviously Thanksgiving, a day centered around food and family <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> I have to admit that blogging for one week straight wasn't as hard as I expect... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:29:50 EST Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving!! Today I am thankful for my wonderful family, being able to spend time with them today. My mom and I went and did an early morning bootcamp which makes me feel better after eating all the awesome food today! Be thankful, appreciate what you have, be happy with yourself! Have a... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:23:15 EST What If? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> HAPPY THANKSGIVING, ALL MY SPARKIES! <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <em>220</em> <BR> <em>381</em> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:21:56 EST Change Of Plans #2 First blog was deleted by accident. I was on the phone and wanted to edit, I wasn't thinking and deleted it instead. So my reason of change in plans is my table decor. The Japanese Maple branches for the center of the table did not happen. Leaves fell off before I got the branches in the house. H... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:20:02 EST 7-Day Goal for SparkCoach This week I WILL track at least 45 minutes of fitness daily. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:06:34 EST Calories to spare but not wanting to eat that delicious chicken biscuit? This is the first time this has happened in my life... and it might never ever happen again which is why I am making this supremely condescending post. To remind myself that I can do this again... based on my work today I have enough calories to have a nice chicken biscuit sandwich at bojangles w... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:02:16 EST Day 330: Happy Thanksgiving! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> HAPPY THANKSGIVING <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <BR> I hope that you have a wonderful day with your loved ones. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeop... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:42:07 EST Day 1: Thankful for good food and good health Like many people, I try to practice gratitude regularly - not just one day a year. But this Thanksgiving I must say I do feel particularly grateful for my wonderful life. <BR> <BR> I'm thankful to live in a place where I always can access high-quality, nutritious food and clean drinking water. I... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:40:55 EST Day Two <BR> Beautiful, sunny day here. Got my mile and a half walk done early. Yay! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:36:05 EST Happy Thanksgiving <img src=""> Happy Thanksgiving SparkPeople! Don't let this holiday deter you from your goal! Today is day 18. I've been fairly consistent the last couple weeks. Doing something active every day and being fairly good a... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:34:09 EST Family I had dinner with my family today. It was so good,and I did my portion control. I am very proud of myself. I hope everyone had a great day. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:32:07 EST Weight loss mentor I don't really have a weightloss mentor. I think that might be a problem for me. I'm constantly competing with those around me so for me to look up to someone who has done something that I haven't, that I desperately want to do, would be very difficult for me. I've always had a hard time when it ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:30:15 EST Praise Him in the Sanctuary - Joel & Victoria Today's Scripture:" will give You thanks in the great congregation; I will praise You among a mighty throng."(Psalm 35:18, NASB) <BR> <BR> There is tremendous power available when we worship the Lord! The Bible says that God inhabits the praises of His people, and when God's presence manifests,... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:27:46 EST A British take on Thanksgiving Here in the UK we don’t have Thanksgiving although my friend Kim who came from the States would always celebrate. We lost Kim very suddenly on the 19th Feb 2012 Today is one of those days when I'm thinking of her a great deal. And so, I’d like to give thanks for the friendship Kim and I shared... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:21:20 EST Day 362 - November Gratitude, part 26 Happy Thanksgiving! <BR> <BR> Today is my favorite holiday. I love to cook, and there are so many wonderful dishes that are a part of this day. I love coming up with new variations of the classics that are healthier and even more delicious! Of course, having a brand new kitchen to cook it all in... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:02:51 EST Daughter/hubby/me/Bella the cat My family and I had a simple thanksgiving lunch: sweet potato, green beans, butternut squash, turkey breasts, sweet potato pie, white wine, water, stuffing that we made from scratch. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:58:38 EST Give the Blessing to Him.. Have a Wonderful Evening and May He Bless each one as we Thank Him for all we have... Enjoy and give all Thanks to God... I have been Blessed just to have each one in my life here.. Drive safe and know I will be back in the morning... In His Love and Grace Just Me <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:56:09 EST Day one Okay. Here we are again. I have gained everything I lost and my eating habits are... not so good. I am eating like a caveman preparing for hibernation. Worst time of the year to start a diet... month before Christmas. Crazy! But I have to do something. Cant go on like this. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:49:43 EST I Won't Binge Today!!! Thanksgiving a day to gobble, gobble. Maybe for the turkeys but not for me. I have today all planned out. Thanksgiving will just be me and hubby this year, and I am doing all the cooking for dinner. But I did not have to get up early to cook hubby his breakfast this morning. Hubby got up early to... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:47:48 EST Traveling munchies I don't know why, but whenever i go with my hubby on a trip, i could eat every hour! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:37:35 EST 11/26/15 No fitness today...I really should have, but I am just too sore! I'm 1600 calories OVER my highest calorie range, but I don't care! I'll be so busy this weekend and barely eat much at all, so I know it'll all balance out. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:28:41 EST Holiday dinners Normally I would starve before these dinners, but today thanksgiving 2015 I'm staying on the spark people cal limit and eat all my meals today I will let you know how that works out (praying) happy thanksgiving Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:18:55 EST Great thanksgiving. Instead of turkey we hadbrisket. It was really good. My little granddaughter 6 made the apple pie. I had a small slice. I shouldn't have had the extra roll, but I start my exercise when I get home. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:16:06 EST Thanksgiving I decided today to get back into the program. I have been sidelined by a hip injury that was so bothersome that I couldn't even do WATP without excruciating pain. Arthritis rearing its ugly head but I did pull a hip flexor muscle as well. I already had such an injury on my right hip from some ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:11:11 EST So far, so good. (Except for the cookie!) <img src=""> Well, made it thru the second dinner, but not as well as the first one, I'm afraid. See, yesterday's dinner was with younger, health-conscious family. Many fresh veggies, beautiful baby spinach salad, just... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:10:34 EST What I am Thnkful For I am thankful for a new day <BR> I am Thankful for a new start <BR> I am thankful for my health <BR> I am thankful for a very supporting husband <BR> I am thankful for my spark friends <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes today I will start a new on my journey yes I will hit some bumps along the way but you know... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:01:02 EST Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!! Challenges Outcomes for the Fall I wanted to give you all an update on outcome of the 3 challenges (besides YES, YOU CAN) that I participated in over the past 3 months. I am so thankful to all the other team leaders of these AWESOME teams and all their hard work to put together fun challenges. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <em>2... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:58:44 EST Happy Thanksgiving! Go for a walk today. Then have a great Thanksgiving meal! :) Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:57:32 EST November blessings Day 26 It is finally Thanksgiving Day <BR> <BR> Today we are taking life easy since the kids are not coming until tomorrow and we celebrate on Saturday. Made a few of the side dishes to get them out the way and tomorrow will season the meats and make a pot of veggie soup <BR> <BR> As I think about a... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:47:31 EST Grateful <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am so grateful today and every day for my health and mobility, for access to safety and food and stability and sanity and integrity, for my determination to practice extraordinary self care, f... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:29:29 EST Easy Thanksgiving Treats For Your Dog <link><BR>thanksgiving-treats-your-dog/88624 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>147</em> <em>200</em> <em>147</em> <em>338</em> <em>147</em> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:21:47 EST 18 Fat-Rich Foods That Are Good For You: #2 - Olive Oil <link><BR>-18-fatrich-foods-good/?utm_source=new<BR>sletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=<BR>1108_2nd_f#slide=1 </link> tells us that, fat - or at least "good fat" - is not something we should shun from our diet. Monounsaturated fat, a staple in the Mediterr... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:10:54 EST Race Report: 2015 Race with Grace 10K Yesterday evening I wasn't very excited about this race. Of course, that didn't last. I woke before the alarm, checked the weather several times, did my normal pre-run morning routine, and got to the site right around when I wanted to. At 46 F, I was wearing shorts and long sleeve tech shirt. ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:08:57 EST My one year Anniversary since starting my Weight-loss Journey It has been a year since I started on my Weight-loss journey. I have made incredible progress and accomplished all of my short-terms goals. <BR> They were <BR> 1. getting healthy, no health issues <BR> 2. Being Physically fit <BR> 3. Losing weight and getting under 200 pounds <BR> 4. Establi... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:07:21 EST Last Week's Wild Wind Storm In December I will have lived in this home for twenty years. We have eight large evergreen trees in our yard alone. That does not account for all of those in our neighbor;s yards or in the neighborhood. <BR> <BR> It had been a stormy day with strong winds coming out of the southwest. Around 2:3... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:06:17 EST Thanksgiving prayer <img src=""> <BR> <BR> If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough. - Meister Eckhart <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving from my heart to yours! <BR> <BR> <BR> oh, and . . . <BR> ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:05:49 EST Ups and downs - just keep Sparking! Last night I went to my first Tai Chi class and really enjoyed myself! This is definitely something I shall pursue. I was so 'high' when I came home after the class that I wondered whether I would have difficulty sleeping, but I slept well! <BR> <BR> The downer today was that I didn't get the ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:05:26 EST New Record! Feeling pretty pumped - walked 3.2 miles on my lunch today! Love the fresh air and how I feel when I get back. Also down 2 lbs on the scale this morning. <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:02:57 EST Thankful for Sweet SparkPeople <em>426</em> Being thankful for a free site to log and blog about fitness and food. Thanks to Chris for being generous in sharing his insight with us and giving us this gift. <em>430</em> <BR> <BR> Even after having chocolate yesterday I am not craving sweets. My lunch today was like any ot... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:02:08 EST Thanksgiving - Giving Thanks Thanksgiving (in the USA) is a tradition when alot of people think about and they talk about why they are thankful. This holiday's whole premis is based upon historical lies since there was no actual Thanksgiving dinner with Pilgrims and Native American Indians. The night before many Natives ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:46:38 EST Quote for the day 11/26/15 <img src=""> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:44:12 EST A little confused I have been watching caloric intake and excerising since recovering from my back injury yet the scale went up. I am trying not to be discouraged. I am very CONFUSED! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:43:23 EST Day 124 - Happy Thanksgiving <img src=""> Wishing all Sparkers, family and friends a Happy Thanksgiving. May your day be filled with reasons for gratitude. As for me, I am grateful for family, friends and good food! We are also celebrating my da... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:42:20 EST And I thought a 2 month hiatus was long! Hard to believe that FOUR months have passed since the last entry. But the fact that I've neglected SP for this long is reflected in the scale. <BR> <BR> Sigh. <BR> <BR> So, we're here again. <BR> <BR> Maybe not starting over but feeling that way. <BR> <BR> I've been in and out of my boot ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:36:52 EST So much for which to be grateful - Happy Thanksgiving to all! My day is quite non-traditional this year. I had started a new tradition last year with a Thanksgiving morning half marathon. I was going to do that again this year... only the weather forecast and wisdom got in the way. <BR> <BR> I'll take you back to yesterday, which was a stressful day at w... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:30:37 EST Sad and tired Feeling sad and tired today. Got hammered at work yesterday. Today was a better but trying to make things better is so exacting. Not to make thing better a friend laid a lot of truth on me: sometime you have to hear harsh truth but something has to be said about the beauty of sugar quoting. It wo... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:30:11 EST Happy Thanksgiving, here's to the future! <img src=""> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:02:46 EST Extra time I am disabled so I have a ton of time on my hands. I use it wisely. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:59:06 EST Friday Still have not heard back about my Xrays and ultrasound so will ring them later to find out, been for my walk very pleasant out there so now just sitting doing my Spark points. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:55:58 EST My Second Annual Turkey Trot Here are a few pics from this morning.This year I got to run with my daughter and it didn't snow. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:54:42 EST Happy Turkey Day!!! =) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:47:31 EST More Blogs I would love to share with all of you more of my blogs from my own personal blog site. Please check it out when you have a moment. <BR> <BR> Live Laugh Life with Lisa <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:47:04 EST Nice Thanksgiving I had a nice day at work: My boss brought in fake meatballs, VERy cheesy macaroni and cheese, cookies. I had a quarter cup of the pasta, then ate part of my packed lunch..I could not even eat my cottage cheese, I was so full! I always drink a 20 oz. glass of water with my lunch. Dd had potatoes... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:42:51 EST Documenting I'm not gonna lie, I'm documenting every olive, every drop of wine, everything I consume today. I'm not limiting- much, but I'm paying attention. I'm calling that a victory. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:41:00 EST Happy Thanksgiving everyone 😊 I've been doing well on my diet and today I will enjoy some great home cooked food. I hope all my friends have a wonderful Holiday. Eat plenty and get back on the grind tomorrow. Don't loose your focus!!!! God bless Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:37:48 EST Wed Thu Bathed kids after dinner, took them to grandma's house, had a relaxing evening before turkey trot 5 mile run on turkey day Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:34:52 EST Determined!!! I've been doing the IdealShape fat burning 12 week challange for the last 7 weeks. It's 6 daily workouts per week, so that means today would be day 4 of my 6. Lord knows after cooking most of yesterday & again this morning I did NOT feel like working out today BUT I just did it. I am DETERMINE... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:31:12 EST Need to Change! So here I am, sitting at work, trying to figure out how to change my life. People who haven't struggled say 'it's easy, just leave things behind and move on'. Well how do you leave your house, husband and life of 18 years, and walk away? I have a son and daughter to take with me, a son who doesn'... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:19:51 EST I have so much to be thankful for! chris <img src=""> Hint: zoom up to about 200 times to see this better. <BR> (I wish I had written this myself--but I do feel this way.) <BR> <BR> chris Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:19:43 EST Thanksgiving <img src=""> Thanksgiving is a time to gather around loved ones be grateful for all that we have been so abundantly blessed with and also to spare a thought for those not so lucky. It is a season of bountifulness... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:17:52 EST November 26th I still can't get over seeing the change in myself yesterday & after putting my picture on Facebook I got a huge response from my friends most of which have never known me anything other than BIG. Just think what it'll be like when I've lost another 3 stones. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:16:45 EST My Very Own Thanksgiving <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I don't celebrate Thanksgiving. I'm not american nor do I live in the US, but today I think it's not only fitting but also necessary to halt and give thanks for everything in this past year. <B... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:12:54 EST Tg Happy thanksgiving everyone Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:05:47 EST Slack I've been slack this week with adding my food on here. Since I was rear ended almost two weeks ago my neck and lower back have been giving me alot of problems. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:05:15 EST 7am I got a TABLET 10.1" $79 online, saved $100 ************ yeh!!!! <img src=""> <BR> RCA Viking Pro 10.1" 2-in-1 Tablet 32GB Quad Core <BR> $79.00 <BR> <BR> (they have 7" tablet for $28 but ya know... I need to SEE what I am doing so 7-inches won't but it... so I ordered the 10-in... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:04:19 EST HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! <BR> <BR> Today, I am feeling great! Officially 17lbs down! AND I've completed a 3 mile run and a two mile hike all before noon today. Preparing for that turkey ;-) <BR> <BR> I've planned today as thoughtfully as possible. My 91 year old grandmother is hosting t... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:50:51 EST Happy Thanksgiving Have a healthy day and enjoy .... <em>429</em> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:49:00 EST Sometimes We Have To Sit Ourselves Down For A Good Talking To <img src=""> When was the last time you had to do this, or have you ever? If the need arises I transparent. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:47:59 EST Happy Thanksgiving To all of my Spark friends who have been so supportive over the years. May you have a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving. I am so thankful to have made your acquaintance. <em>471</em> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:41:21 EST Thanksgiving is finally here Well the day is already here - Thanksgiving. Last might was so busy that I basically cashiers for the whole day. I left nearly two hours later than what I was scheduled because I had a lot to get done. I know tonight at work won't be so chaotic because I work in a grocery store. In fact, it will... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:36:23 EST I won't let the scale decide if I enjoy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the holiday everyone!! It's been a rollercoaster of emotions this week but I feel amazing today. Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time to be spent with family. I've decided to enjoy the holiday, eat as healthy I can with small bites/portions and not let myself binge. I'm avoiding the scale although I did weigh and the ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:34:05 EST Training and Work First subject- training! So I've started training again for a 5k and restarted the Couch to 5 k program. This time, I have a race to train for! I signed up for a virtual 5k run which I have to run/walk the week of Christmas. I started training last night and if I stick to my training plan I will... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:31:22 EST To be out of one's element As much as I love visiting my son, I'm not in MY elements. I'm not able to get REAL exercising in. Yes, I run around with my grandson, but not what my body's use to. I'll be going home tomorrow afternoon. It'll be another 17 hrs on the road. There's no internet at my son's, and no good reception,... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:22:24 EST my game plan for Thanksgiving I just recently joined a Holiday Challenge at my gym, and the goal is to NOT gain or MAINTAIN my weight between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Although there is a non-monetary prize awarded, that was not the reason why I signed up. I've heard that during this time of the year, people can usua... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:18:22 EST I Still Belong to Jesus I Still Belong to Jesus <BR> <BR> Scripture Reading — Romans 7:14-20 <BR> I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. — Romans 7:15 <BR> There’s something about Paul’s writing here that resonates with me. Paul is being honest and vulnerable, and here w... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:15:30 EST Maple Barbecue Pulled Chicken Hello Sparkfamily, HAPPY THANKSGIVING to ALL and to ALL a HEALTHY one! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 c ketchup <BR> 1/2 c maple syrup <BR> 1/4 c apple cider vine... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:13:36 EST Finding strength The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing. Psalm 34:10 Why do you think the psalmist specifies "young" lions? It is for the same reason that Isaiah writes, "even the youths shall faint and be weary" (40:30). There is a vitality and st... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:13:20 EST Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving! I am so grateful for SparkPeople and my fellow sparkers! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:11:28 EST Make it great! Happy Thanksgiving every one! No matter if you stick to the plan, or give in a little (or a lot), LOVE yourself and enjoy your day :) Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:07:24 EST The One Thing It's Time to Stop Doing -Reposted & My Thoughts on the Subject It's funny that the below blog was a featured blog since I deleted that blog awhile back. But maybe it's something I needed to revisit. And if it'll help someone else, so much the better. <BR> I had set up a challenge in my teams to lose 10 lbs between December 1st and June 1st, weighing in once ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:05:45 EST Happy Thanksgiving I couldn't cook this year so I let Kroger do it for me.. good choice though. No pice in this house this year. I hope you all have a wonderful day and don't eat too much. Lol Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:57:21 EST Sometimes It Is Beating The Elements! November has been a heck of a month. A month full of change, challenges and even spiritual awakenings. I hope the rest of the years goes smoother and I can recover my shaken mind. <BR> <BR> Speaking of that mind.. With the doctors report I have been able to resume my running and for that I am v... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:56:20 EST Day 1 Thanks-beginning <img src="">I might be crazy deciding to stop drinking during the holidays. I might. But it's gotten worse. I don't drink more than two or three, but that has been everyday for the last 3 weeks solid. <BR> <BR> I... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:55:51 EST Back On Track... Off to a good start again and back on track. Just because twondays get blown doesn't mean I've reverted back to my old bad habits. Back to feeling good, energetic and keeping track of my blood sugars, counting steps and eating right. Onward and upward. I will beat this. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:55:00 EST Thanksgiving has been cancelled My sister in NY just called me to say that my mom wasn't feeling well enough to make the trip today. So we canceled our reservations, and will try to set our sights on Sunday. Sunday's my late dad's birthday, and one of the few days my sister can make it. My mother has celiac disease and is often... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:49:54 EST Happy Thanksgiving! I was so happy to start this day with an early morning walk with my husband and dog. It's only 28 degrees outside, but we bundled up, grabbed some hot chocolates and went for a mile walk. What an awesome way to start the day! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:49:41 EST Official Ultimate SparkPeople Life Challenge Blog: November 26 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates this holiday! Happy Thursday to those who don't celebrate &#9786;. I am thankful to have so much support from all of you. <BR> <BR> I'm happy to reach another short-term goal of 14 days of checking-in with you in a row. My n... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:48:07 EST Not weighing my self. So being on vacation I am not weighing my self. I am also eating whatever I want but I am not over doing it. I am getting in my water and most of my steps. Hopefully ot isn't too bad when I get.back. Either way I have enjoyed my self and am not super stressed so I will take that as my win. Enjoy ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:46:52 EST Need to refocus I need to lose 35 lbs and it has been getting harder for me to stay focused snd committed to lose it Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:46:02 EST I think it goes without having to say... It's hard to find time to exercise when you have a newborn.... So I gave up on it for now. <BR> <BR> It's just too difficult. I have online classes, too, and with all the troubles he's had that made him crabby and beyond irritable... I think everyone can forgive me and see where I'm coming from... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:45:16 EST Beck beginnings and Life endings At a glacial pace, I move forward. <BR> <BR> I’m up to page 34. I’m grateful I haven’t had to do any exercises yet. <BR> <BR> I remember the thought comes first, from page 26. Before you eat, you think something. What do you think that gives you permission to eat? I worked on that months ag... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:45:16 EST Happy Thanksgiving Sparkp! This day means so much in our it relates to the food... <BR> Those of us who love Food....struggle just a little more during this time of year! <BR> I watched a movie on health today that made me very conscious of what's real before I ever considered eating one bite of food...sometime... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:44:32 EST Thanksgiving Well hello, everyone. <BR> <BR> Sometimes I don't really know how to address this--I have a dozen or so friends on here that I know read these posts of mine and I read theirs... other than that, sometimes I really don't know what I'm doing with these posts-- <BR> <BR> I mean, I keep morning pa... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:39:33 EST Thankfully Thankful I have so much to be thankful for this year, and thinking about it, many, many previous years. <BR> <BR> I have an amazing husband, who has loved and supported me over 10 years. I'm thankful he comes home after every shift, and I'm even more thankful that he as off this year. <BR> <BR> I have ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:36:49 EST Holidays Thanksgiving growing up was all about family. These days is more of the same but has grown to include many from my recovery community and their families. It all just makes me appreciate all the loving acceptance of those around me. May you reach be blessed! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:34:18 EST 2 veggie breakfast challenge redux: day 15 <img src=""> Snow peas, sweet potato, parmesan cheese. Using a zestor to grate cheese gives a huge pile that is only .5 oz. A great tip from Chef John. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:33:34 EST Happy Thanksgiving! <img src=""> Thankful for a healthy run before a great dinner! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:24:56 EST Thanksgiving Progress... who knew it was possible? Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays with the main attraction of food. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The plan is to eat myself into the shape of a balloon with intent. <BR> <BR> Body Combat Class be... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:23:08 EST Happy Thanksgiving Day! Hope you all have a great day! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:22:14 EST I am thankful for While you're cooking turkey, this will be my day. <BR> 11 days from caterpillar to Monarch. I have 4 more birth, n the next 24 hours. <BR> ***Transformation*** <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:22:13 EST Thanksgiving 30 things I is thankful for...1)Jesus my Savior. 2)God woke me up. 3)my husband. 4)our children. 5)our grandchildren. 6)great grandchildren. 7)work. 8)health. 9)home. 10)this day. 11)family. 12)friends. 13)church. 14)Bible. 15)food. 16)water. 17)restaurants. 18)parents. 19)vehicles. 20)vacations.... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:22:12 EST Frustrated The new member challenge wants me to write a blog post, so I am. This post was originally much longer but it was all very negative, so I tossed it. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:20:52 EST I'm an optimist! What I think about surrounds me. What I allow to be entertained in my mind becomes a reality. If I think negatively, I will attract negativity in my life. On the other hand, if I concentrate on developing positive thoughts, I will attract positive people and events to my life. My potential will b... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:19:51 EST Thanksgiving 2015 It is good to give thanks to the Lord .... Psalm 92:1a <BR> <BR> Today is Thanksgiving, a day where we gather with family and friends to feast on turkey and "all the trimmings" or whatever is traditional for your family. Many have the custom of going around the table and each person stating what... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:19:17 EST If You're Trying To Achieve, There Will Be Roadblocks <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. <BR> <BR> I've had them; everybody has had them. <BR> <BR> But obstacles don't have to stop you. <BR> <BR> If you run into a wall, d... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:16:25 EST Happy Thanksgiving <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:12:52 EST Good Morning Spark Friends! I love the healthier me and I love ur posts today. I wish I had some encouraging words to post but all I can think of this moment Is LOVE the Healthier You! Everyone have a Wonderful Day! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:08:36 EST b b Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:07:21 EST I Walked A 5K and Did Not Die! So! <BR> <BR> For the first time in my life, I walked a 5k event! The Highland Hammocks 23rd Annual Turkey Trot! <BR> <BR> I spent all week (mostly) on the treadmill, trying to build up my endurance. I suppose it worked, because I maintained my pace and never stopped once! <BR> <BR> I finish... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:00:58 EST Happy Thanksgiving! <em>426</em> Happy Thanksgiving to all <em>429</em> <BR> have a Great day <em>465</em> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:58:43 EST Be kind, thoughtful, genuine and thankful <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Be kind, be thoughtful, be genuine, but most of all be thankful. <BR> <BR> These are easy words to say, but much more difficult words to live by. Being kind is something that is easy with a ba... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:56:35 EST Grateful <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:56:26 EST Nice Quiet Thanksgiving Spending to day reflecting on our gifts we have received from God. No big meals for us. Rain has started so going to cuddle under a quilt and do some hand stitching instead. Hubby is playing in his shop. So thankful we don't have to cook and then overeat like most on this day. Neither of us likes... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:54:34 EST I am thankful for my Spark friends I am an introvert--always have been. So I don't make friends easily but, when I do, I think I am a good friend. But--for whatever reason, I am not "buddy, buddy' with too many local people. I rely on many of you--my Spark friends--for interaction. <BR> <BR> I am thankful for you--for your advic... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:46:59 EST Happy Thanksgiving! May each of you discover the depth of the Father's love for you. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:44:30 EST 🙏🏾 🍗🍗🍗🍗 Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:43:48 EST Day 71/Day 72........Wednesday 11-25-15 and Thursday 11-26-15 Good morning and HAPPY THANKSGIVING! May everyone have a blessed and healthy day. <BR> <BR> I didn't post a blog yesterday.....I still wasn't feeling the greatest and I had so much going on so it got pushed to the side. Last night my hubby and I had a much needed date night....dinner and a mov... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:43:10 EST Happy Thanksgiving <img src=""> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:40:47 EST Thursday's 26:30 Happy Thanksgiving Day SMile 11/26/2015 <img src=""> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:39:49 EST Favorite motivational quote for today 240.2 <BR> SparkCoach-assigned topic <BR> <BR> Tomorrow morning when you wake up, you are going to be so happy you made this healthy choice today! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:38:34 EST Happy Thanksgiving! <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:29:50 EST Stretchy's Blog Holidays are not my favorite. You see, I was a single mom for 13 years & very much alone. Those scars are still there. However, I know I'm not alone in my distaste for the holidays & everyone has their own reasons. I hope & wish you all peace & tranquility this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving!... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:28:33 EST Thankful I was thinking about all of the military that are not able to be with their families today. They are fighting for things we can never even being to understand. I am thankful for them. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:23:01 EST Happiness on Day 616 / 501 days of daily check-ins! <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>429</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <BR> So today is day 616 of my successful journey, and yesterday (I missed it!!) was my 500th day in a row of logging in to SparkPeople. See a pattern? :-... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:21:51 EST November 26 - Thanksgiving Day HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!! <BR> <em>430</em> <em>429</em> <em>428</em> <em>427</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> On a side note - after almost 39 years, my stovetop finally quit on me!! Can't understand that!!! It's the last of the 70's Harvest Gold a... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:20:26 EST Making these help me stay focused! <img src=""> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:19:07 EST Love-hate relationship <img src=""> I love thanksgiving for a lot of reasons it reminds me to be thankful of what I have and to reflect on my life and choices as of today but, it is also a day to eat especially in my family we had tons of fo... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:14:40 EST Giving Thanks <img src=""> Last year, I attended 2 dinners and was 5 months pregnant. Now I'm attending my mom's dinner, 48 pounds lighter with a healthy 20 lb, 37 week old baby. His first thanksgiving dinner! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:14:05 EST HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Be thankful for what you do have everyday! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:13:02 EST Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving <img src=""> <BR> <BR> One of the joys of Thanksgiving is wishing everyone a Happy Holiday Season and a Healthy and Prosperous year! <BR> <BR> I am thankful for so many things in my life but one of the best new thing... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:12:32 EST Thanksgiving/Ice <img src=""> Hope you all are going to have a great day. It will just be hubby and I so I will not be having all the Thanksgiving food, I really don't know what we will have for supper (our biggest meal of the day). ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:11:07 EST Blessings, November 26, 2015 My goal is to list at least three blessings every day. <BR> <BR> Here are today's blessings: <BR> <BR> 1. I have a few Christmas gifts bought. <BR> <BR> 2. DH bought me a new Kindle for Christmas. <BR> <BR> 3. I paid off four bills yesterday. <BR> <BR> 4. Family, friends, and faith. <BR> <B... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:10:01 EST 'Happy' Thanksgiving! <img src=""> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:01:12 EST Self Challenge Day 15 Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Figured I'd take a minute to check in. Walked this morning and did my arm work out. Burpees, push ups, and weights, oh my! I plan to enjoy my day. My food will be normal until supper and then it's on like Donkey Kong. Although, my eyes are always bigger than my ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:59:10 EST Day 349 happens to be Thanksgiving Day!! It is getting to be so close to a year of logging in every day. And I am especially thankful for today. Thanksgiving Day is a day to be thankful for all we have. We may not have much, but the material things are not that important. The family, friends, spark friends and my church family are trul... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:54:33 EST Happy Thanksgiving! What a better time to do a blog about weight than on the glutenous holiday of the year! I am cooking for our little family today and as much as people are scared of cooking a turkey dinner, it is actually one of the easiest to cook for a group. You can do so much ahead and the turkey cooks for h... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:53:37 EST November 25, 2015 (Late) a picture a day blog <img src=""> <BR> I chose this picture because my precious Lovely Limes team family is really foremost on my mind lately. I have been sending out invitations ans reminders about setting up weight/stats threads. I alway... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:52:56 EST Happy Thanksgiving!! Wishing all my wonderful friends here at SparkPeople a wonderful, happy Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> Today I give thanks for sharing my meal with my children and dear friends. Tonight I will be thankful that when I go to bed, both my children will be under my roof. Doesn't happen often, but tonigh... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:52:28 EST First 5K finished <img src="">I can cross off one of my bucket list items, yay! I finished a 5K with my daughter and a friend of mine. However, I plan to do more of them and I have already signed up for the warrior dash for September.... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:48:54 EST Happy thanksgiving - My Thanksgiving Prayer Lord, I humbly ask Thy blessing <BR> On the turkey and the dressing, <BR> On the yams and cranberry jelly, <BR> And the pickles from the deli. <BR> <BR> Bless the apple pie and tea, <BR> Bless each and every calorie. <BR> Let us enjoy Thanksgiving dinner. <BR> Tomorrow we can all get thinner. <B... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:41:04 EST HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! Wow! I cannot believe I'm finally doing this. But before I do this I will apologize and warn you this is a long long. I actually have a very full heart today. Those of you who do know me know I have a BIG heart for others! <BR> <BR> Most of my close friends know that I have wanted to blog for... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:40:01 EST 11-26-15(day 25) This is day 25 of my own challenge. I am at my parents and it is an awkward and uncomfortable visit. I am trying my best to keep my opinions to myself and be pleasant. Mom has already gone off on several things, dad has realized the things I bring up in discussion have been said or done by he... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:38:24 EST Thanks giving! Have a good one if you are in the states! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeop... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:32:59 EST Happy Thanksgiving As adults, we are used to getting what we want by working for it. Our accomplishments, our successes, and our possessions come as a result of our willingness and ability to earn them. <BR> <BR> God works differently. God has loved each of us since the beginning of time, so there's nothing for u... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:27:38 EST Thankful day 2 5 things I am thankful for today. 1- I am thankful that my boyfriend is home with me today. 2- I am thankful that we are going to get some jobs done around the house. 3- I am thankful that our fridge, freezer and cupboards are now all full of healthy foods. 4- I am thankful that my boyfriend enjo... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:23:17 EST Blessed Thanksgiving! What a wonderful day! A day to focus on God's amazing blessings in my life, one of which is my health at my age! Working part time in a nursing home, reminds me just how blessed I am! And God led me to an eating plan that has helped me start to lose weight again.... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:12:32 EST Family <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> <em>244</em> <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:04:09 EST What was your favorite side dish this Thanksgiving? Mine was sweet potatoes! Healthy and yummy! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:02:50 EST Happy Thanksgiving So I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving, and for those of you that remember 50 years a go today. <BR><BR>CcM Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:00:24 EST Dietary Mistake I've been doing the Low Carb plan for almost 1 1/2 years now and really enjoy it. Several months ago I tried to add carbs back, change my workout to strength training and tried to add weight (muscle). It has been a big failure. Recently I was not feeling well in the morning. I would feel dizzy & ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:51:26 EST So thankful--my first blog Here goes my first blog ever! It is pretty appropriate that it is on Thanksgiving. I am extremely blessed every day of the year. I lost my Dad to cancer last year and my Mom has been fighting cancer for over 10 years. I know what a blessing is every day we get to wake up. Some folks have tro... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:50:56 EST Happy Thanksgiving! <img src=""> Things I can work on! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:45:02 EST Bikram #2 I took a break yesterday and tried again this morning: and there were tiny incremental improvements in my flexibility and balance -- noticeable only to me, but encouraging for sure! <BR> <BR> Great to try new things . . . I am enjoying this! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:44:12 EST Happy Thanksgiving <img src=""> I am grateful for the support and motivation I find here. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:41:05 EST Today is the day! Let us rejoice and be glad! To all of my American SPARKling friends, and for all who carry a daily sense of gratitude in their hearts... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> LARGER IMAGE: <link>http://unitingcaregivers.files.wordp<BR> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:36:14 EST OUR THANKSGIVING HISTORY! I ASKED GOD FOR ALL THINGS, THAT I MIGHT ENJOY LIFE. <BR> <BR> GOD GAVE ME LIFE, THAT I MIGHT ENJOY ALL THINGS! <BR> <BR> Be grateful, Be glad, Be thankful.... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://pho... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:34:07 EST If you don't love yourself....Nov. 26th <img src=""> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:33:07 EST Happy Thanksgiving! Wishing all my SP Friends a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!!! We all have so much to be thankful for! <em>429</em> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:32:38 EST a mild day i feel like the interview went well. i will know next week whether or not i got this job. i am still looking for other work in the meantime. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:32:30 EST Reducing Sugar Improves Metabolic Syndrome Markers in Obese Children "A recent study suggests that reducing sugar intake in obese children improves their metabolic profiles, even with other aspects of their diets (e.g. caloric consumption) equal. This study is novel because previous studies implicating sugar in metabolic syndrome problems are confounded by improvi... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:31:57 EST I Am Worth It <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is my new vision collage. As the USA celebrates a day of Thanksgiving today, I stop to be grateful for the journey I am taking. It's not just about weight loss, but about growing to know my... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:30:56 EST Why I am thankful. Wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for my 35 years and 9 months with my dear Steve, it ended ten years ago the 19th of this month. Too soon I felt but it was best he go home to our heavenly father. <em>304</em> God. <BR> <BR> I have my five children, three lovely daughter in laws, and one son-in-l... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:23:47 EST Happy Thanksgiving! I am with my oldest son and daughter-in-law in Columbia, SC. He is a Drill Sgt at Ft. Jackson and she is 8 months pregnant with my Granddaughter who shall be named Maeva Elaine. Bless his heart, he just got a load of privates so didn't get home until 5:00 am. He doesn't have to be back until 5:00... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:19:23 EST Mutual Attraction In the middle of an argument a man said to his wife, "I don't know how you can be so stupid and so beautiful all at the same time!" <BR> <BR> The wife responded calmly, "Allow me to explain...the good Lord made me beautiful so you would be attracted to me; and he made me stupid so I would be at... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:14:58 EST Gobble Gobble <img src=""> Enjoy your Thanksgiving with your love ones Sparkers! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:10:02 EST Gratitude is a choice! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>426</em> <em>426</em> Happy Thanksgiving!! <em>426</em> <em>426</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:08:08 EST The Lord's Table Bible Study <BR> I recently discovered The Lord's Table Bible Study by Mike Cleveland. I am on day 12 and have thus far lost 11 pounds, to the glory of God. <BR> <BR> I have learned that food is not the problem. The problem is that I have turned to food to satisfy me instead of to the Lord Jesus Christ. <... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:06:56 EST my workouts I think I give at least 80 percent or higher. It's trying to have the energy to do them on my work days. Since I work 12 hour shifts. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:06:16 EST Changes - Check In 1 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving for all my American friends and Family. <BR> <BR> This Week So Far <BR> <em>273</em> Meds - No Antacids <em>244</em> 1 blood pressure med daily <BR> <em>311</em> ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:03:52 EST The long sad tale of my diagnosis of doom I had just graduated not too long ago. There I was, 20 something, hopeful and in the prime of life! I had just applied for a job at this huge company, then I got 2 offers, simultenuosly! My parents advised me to take the offer from the bigger company. <BR> <BR> I got accepted, then the company ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:02:10 EST Wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday !!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning to my friends ... old and new... that stop by for a visit !!! WELCOME!!! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone that stops by and I wish you all the fun and happiness the season is meant fo... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:01:21 EST Ready Set... Wait... The dumpster came at 1:30 p.m. So good thing only 1 guy showed up. Knocking off time is 2:30 p.m. The company said the truck had a flat tyre. Anyway, put up the yard decorations. So HOPEFULLY, today junk will move from inside the house to the dumpster. The workers (plural) have showe... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:00:53 EST Thanksgiving A TIME TO REFLECT, SLOW DOWN, RE-EVALUATE AND GIVE THANKS FOR WHAT YOU HAVE! <BR> <BR> I AM PREPARING TO DO ALL THIS TODAY BY <BR> 1. PRAYING <BR> 2. PREPARING A FOOD PLAN <BR> 3. DOING A WORKOUT PLAN <BR> 4. FOCUS OF FRIENDS AND FAMILY <BR> 5. RESTING; SLEEP AND RELAXATION <BR> <BR> I AM SO G... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:00:27 EST Thanksgiving day...what does gratitude mean to you? As I sit outside this morning enjoying my cup of Joe (with a teaspoon full of coconut oil added and nothing else) I am enjoying the new flowers we planted in the colorful pots all along the border of our brick pavers overlooking the majestic wetlands behind our house. I see the blue and white he... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:53:24 EST REMEMEBERANCE AT THE THANKSGIVING TABLE / THANKSGIVING CARD ESPECIALLY TO YOU! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sitting at the Thanksgiving table today, before the first bite, put away any emotional squabbles. Meditate for a few minutes in remembrance to those that have given so much <BR> (God, soldiers,... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:43:48 EST This will brighten your day 1267 <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:42:04 EST November 26, 1 Peter 3 “always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you”. Think for a moment who is writing these words, it's Peter, the same man that on the day that Jesus was betrayed denied knowing Him. He would know what it means to lose and regain that hope... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:40:20 EST Thanksgiving Wishing you all a very Happy thanksgiving. Eat smart today without over eating. A reminder to myself. Snack smart so we won't over eat and only get to 80% full. Going to try to eat Moore veggies with less carbs and be so full I can skip dessert. That's the plan anyway. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:38:53 EST Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving All! I'm thankful for my family, friends, and to wake up early each day. What are you thankful for? Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:33:56 EST Giving thanks from afar! <img src=""> <BR> -so much to be thankful for--- <BR> We are alive-----for one! <BR> We are "wanna-be" healthy people! <BR> <img src=""> <B... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:30:56 EST Happy Thanksgiving Be thankful, love your family and friends, pray for those less fortunate, praise God. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:30:05 EST Thanksgiving Day accountability <img src=""> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving. Yesterday got everything tracked....had to laugh when the spark app reminded me to track my dinner around 7 PM and we hadn't even begun to think about eating's actua... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:25:38 EST Jody's Progress Day 30 Happy Thanksgiving! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:25:23 EST Thanksgiving I am thankful that I have gotten rid of of 6# so far! I am thankful for the pool at the YMCA. I am thankful for my supportive friends & family. I am going to make it through this holiday season without major gain. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:24:00 EST Happy Thanksgiving!! <img src=""> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:22:12 EST Happy Thanksgiving! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:21:32 EST Day 1137 Happy Thanksgiving <img src=""> I want to wish my spark family a Happy Thanksgiving. This year like most years we are spending ours mostly alone yet again. This year again my mom is making me choose sided between her and my dad. And jus... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:15:57 EST 11/26/15 Happy Thanksgiving <BR> <BR> “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” -- Dalai Lama <BR> <BR> “I give thanks to my Creator for this wonderful life where each of us has the opportunity to learn lessons we could not fully comprehend by any other means.” -- Joseph... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:15:23 EST True <img src=""> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:08:30 EST Happy Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:03:42 EST Day 384...Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I didn't get my soup made last night-I decided to take it easy instead. I'm headed to the gym shortly, then coming back to make my Thanksgiving contribution and my pot of soup. <BR> <BR> Have a good day everyone! <BR> <BR> Andy Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:03:37 EST Happy Thanksgiving... Doing my computer work and then strength training cleaning, stuffing and getting that 26 pound bird in the oven. Will have to watch my back today. Then I will go down on the treadmill and come up and do some more in the kitchen. More cardio after work cleaning up from about 30 people. How ble... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:02:00 EST Thanksgiving and Blessings All I want to say today is I hope everyone has a lovely and blessed Thanksgiving with family and friends:) I know I personally I have so very many things to be thankful for and for that I give God our Lord and Savior all the glory! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 06:56:29 EST Quote of the Day: November 26, 2015 "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." <BR> [Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, 1963] <BR> - John F. Kennedy Thu, 26 Nov 2015 06:55:22 EST HAVE YOU DONE THE MATH <img src=""> all adds up. A LITTLE OF THIS and A LITTLE OF THAT... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 06:51:15 EST Thought and Prayer for Thursday, November 26, 2015 November 26, 2015 ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE <BR> <BR> We can have real peace when we put things in perspective and have true gratitude for our lives and what we are blessed with. When we focus on what we don’t have rather than what we do have, we will be miserable and always searching for something ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 06:44:20 EST " Oh It Hurts ?" <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a Wonderful Day everyone Thu, 26 Nov 2015 06:27:27 EST day 11 Thankful today for a roof over my head and heat. It is raining this morning and a bit chilly. Thankful for a nice day with family to visit with and food to nourish us. There are so many without and I am blessed. I am thankful for so much as I sit here and listen to the rain hit the roof- it is qu... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 06:23:00 EST f f Thu, 26 Nov 2015 06:22:07 EST 11-26-2015-HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY-GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE <img src=""> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 06:06:41 EST THERE ARE ALWAYS CHANGES - the latest from here HAPPY THANKSGIVING <BR> Thank you, LIVINGLOVENLIFE – for your remembrance of me . Thought I could write here of the latest and you dear Sparkes who are interested could learn the latest without individual posts. <BR> I am setting up a new blog post that will have interest I hope to those of you ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 06:01:02 EST PSALM OF THE DAY AND MORE=11/26/2015=THIS IS GOD'S BLOG NOT MINE <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="">{Yet} the LORD will comm... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:57:05 EST SP article: Why You Should Have an Affair at the Gym! quote from the article: "Am I talking about "50 Shades of Gym"? No, but I have your attention now, right? I'm referring to exercise monogamy: using the same machine, taking the same class, or doing the same strength moves day after day after day. If this sounds like you, then it's time to cheat ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:43:25 EST A Double-Dose of Patience! Thanksgiving dinner and family. Keeping my 93 year old Mom on an even keel with 20 people in the house. This is my day. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Today is a day when family members will celebrate and give thanks for a... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:28:07 EST Thanksgiving while working Happy Thanksgiving Friends, <BR> Today I will be working 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. My usual 12 hour shift. Our crew isn't going to have a meal at work and I have to admit I'm good with that. I'm doing super good on my new lifestyle/eating change. (It's been 11 days) I haven't told anyone at work I'm juic... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:27:58 EST Disorganized Thanksgiving... I plan to go to water aerobics this morning. Thanksgiving dinner is very, very --unready! <BR> <BR> Priorities! <em>237</em> <BR> <BR> I preach taking care of us! So I'd better follow my own advice. I have been doing things for hubby and daughter. "My" stuff is impossible to get done now-a-d... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:26:41 EST Many thanks Good morning to you all and a Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. <BR> <BR> Now I can't be the only one who get nearly 200 emails a day from SP. I don't mind but it is hard to make sure that I read the ones that matter and don't miss any of them. I does show the support and friends that I have on... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:17:15 EST Happy Thanksgiving! <img src=""> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 05:08:32 EST Gratitude It's here!! Have a very happy - and grateful - Thanksgiving Day! <BR> <BR> This year we are doing things a little differently in my family. Today I will be cooking some side dishes--but our real holiday meal will be held tomorrow (Black Friday) when our daughter will be here to celebrate with u... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:57:10 EST challenge in today's challenge had to write about why I want to cut down on sugar <BR> 1 lower triglycerides <BR> 2 mainly empty calories no nutrition <BR> 3 affects the liver <BR> 4 easier to control diabetes Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:39:55 EST thursday bland title for a bland day... a bit of a let-down after last weekend with the family. we were going to have dinner at restaurant, but without anyone else to share it seemed unnecessary. so we will cozy up by the fire, watch the latest netflix, and try out yet another recipe from an article on on... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:39:21 EST An aha moment Last night I went out for ribs with some of our friends. I knew when I agreed to go that it wouldn't be a healthy meal and I decided just to enjoy it and get back on track today. It was nice, I probably overate and we had a fun night. <BR> <BR> Today I feel as if I have a lead weight in my stom... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:33:00 EST Advent The next few weeks leading up to Christmas are known as Advent. This time is meant to be a time of reflection and meditation on what Christmas is, not a time to gorge. <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:25:05 EST A friend Every one gets all busy with the cooking, and family coming over, but not everyone are blessed with that opportunity. Remember those around you who might be thankful for a kind blessing you could provide. My neighbor is a young mother who does not have any close family near by, so we invited her... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:24:16 EST Full of energy Calorie intake <BR> <BR> On the spot. Still tracking, still on track. <BR> <BR> Exercise <BR> <BR> Walked home, went to the gym at night. Did the 1st day of the 3rd week of C25K, plus 28 minutes inclines on the treadmill. Left beat but feeling like I did my job. And had fun. <BR> <BR> Mood <B... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 04:17:55 EST Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving & God's Blessings to my American Friend's... <BR> <BR> Hope your day is blessed with Family & Friend's... Enjoy your Family Time and your Scrumptious Turkey Dinner. Be Safe & Be Blessed this Joyou... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 03:56:37 EST Quote for Today Perseverance is more than endurance. <BR> <BR> It is endurance combined with absolute assurance and certainty that what we are looking for is going to happen. <BR> <BR> Oswald Chambers on Perseverance & Endurance <BR> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 03:50:54 EST Bible Verse for Today Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples! <BR> <BR> 1 Chronicles 16:8 NKJV <BR> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 03:48:50 EST Being Thankful My sisters surgery went well, I have lost 16 lbs since last Sept. I am so grateful that life and God has a way of letting you know that he is still god and will never let you down. So for this I am truly grateful. OH MY MOM SAYS HELLO TO ALL YOU SPARK PEOPLE! HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Thu, 26 Nov 2015 03:31:31 EST Should I excerise? Before I drive to my sister and start cooking, or should I sleep for an extra half hour. .....excerise it is. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 03:31:15 EST Meal plans Meal plans for the rest of the week: <BR> <BR> Breakfasts: Raisin bran with soymilk; or hot multigrain cereal <BR> <BR> Lunches: Soup and/or salad <BR> <BR> Dinners: <BR> Thursday: Sweet potatoes, brown rice <BR> Friday: Vegetable soup, fresh bread <BR> Saturday: Salad with beans/grains <BR> S... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 03:24:39 EST My year of gratitude My year of gratitude <BR> <BR> Today is Thanksgiving 2015. Today begins my year of gratitude. <BR> <BR> For the next year, I'm going to show my gratitude in the following three ways: <BR> <BR> 1) I'm going to post a grateful moment almost every day. I'm actually going to shoot for every day, b... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 03:17:55 EST LEXOPHILIA - WHO ON EARTH DREAMS THESE UP? 10# I dropped out of communism class because of lousy Marx. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 03:14:56 EST Day 6 uphill battle Today was pretty awesome. Just starting to get easier counting calories an d drinking water. Good news the dark circles under my eyes are starting to fade. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 03:03:44 EST A turkey shot out of the oven Reprint from my blog couple yrs back The turkey shot out of the oven <BR> and rocketed into the air, <BR> it knocked every plate off the table <BR> and partly demolished a chair. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It ricocheted into a corner <BR> and burst with a deafening boom, <BR> then splattered all over the kitchen, <BR> completely ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 02:13:26 EST My leg & back I'm going back to see Dr.Viola about my leg & back. I've exercised & tried that cream they got me to use But it still hurts. They said my back was arthritis but that comes & goes & my back hurts constantly 24-7. Something else has to be wrong with it. No matter what i do my back hurts & my leg to... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 02:10:18 EST I am grateful, 11/25 1. my babies, because they soften me when i need it. <BR> 2. my friends, because they love me. <BR> 3. timing, because it really is everything. <BR> 4. my folks, because they are here. <BR> 5. vacation, because it's needed. <BR> 6. helping, because it feels good for all involved. <BR> 7. possibil... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 02:08:49 EST Happy Thanksgiving! <img src=""> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:52:36 EST Day 2 - 97cm waist measurement <img src=""> Day 2 - 97cm waist measurement And walked over 4km (during 60/minutes... With some pauses coz my back were killing me..) I'm really proud of myself. Today was a good diet day :) And for peeps in the USA: ... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:47:51 EST You can be Thankful and eat right Hi I believe you can be Thankful. You can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner You can eat a healthy diet friendly meal. I gave up mashed potatoes for a small baked yam. Try it and give me feedback. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:43:16 EST Homeward Bound The day before Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel days in the USA - trains and planes and automobiles. Hope everyone is where they need to be, or will get there safely soon. "Homeward Bound" by Simon and Garfunkel, 1966. <BR> <img src=" Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:37:24 EST Thanksgiving 2015 "Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." <BR> <BR> —CHARLES DICKENS, 19th-century British writer <BR> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:36:48 EST A LOVELY DAY What a beautiful day. I got in all120 minutes of exercise in too. I walked to town square, met friends, had Mexican food, prepped my broccoli, cheese, rice casserole, saw a movie, and now trying to get some sleep. I did my last set of exercise, watched a new show on Netflix, and ready for Than... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:32:06 EST Gobble Gobble Gobble How lucky I have been <BR> To have a life of abundance. <BR> Not perfect, by any means, <BR> Nor free of many bumps <BR> In the road. <BR> But blessed with always <BR> More than enough <BR> Of so many things. <BR> I don't need a holiday <BR> For this feeling of gratitude <BR> To flow through my... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:31:15 EST Thanksgiving - Eat, drink, and be thankful. A Bountiful Thanksgiving Tradition <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Tucked between the two monster sized holidays of Halloween and Christmas, Thanksgiving receives far less attention. But Thanksgiving is a very impor... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:26:04 EST My boyfriend is awesome! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> So today I actually got 6 hours of sleep IN A ROW minus getting up to go to the bathroom a couple times. This is huge for me. I usually get 3-4 hours in the morning & then maybe a 1-2 ho... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:23:32 EST Friends & Thanksgiving Wish ;-) 11/26 Amazing Acts of Animal Cooperation <BR> <link><BR>id=16601&memberid=872002 </link> <BR> <BR> And Happy Thanksgiving to all my sparkfriends. Tried to send the following message as a goodie or email to most where I can access an ID. But ran out of time. I le... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:19:37 EST THANKSGIVING <img src=""> HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!! I'm thankful for: Life, health, nature, family, friends, food, water, home, clothes, shoes, electricity, gas, electronics, books, and freedom. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:12:34 EST A cornucopia of gratitude I am grateful for so many things today. <BR> <BR> - my Mom had a health scare today. She fainted and fell, triggering the medical alert. She was taken to the hospital to be checked out; the problem seems to be low blood pressure due to a recent change in medication. I am so grateful that it w... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 01:06:00 EST Thanksgiving <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Pray for Peace. <em>459</em> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:54:32 EST 2 months update In total i have lost 28 pounds in two months. Being able to fit into smaller clothes is awesome, i dont see this as a diet anymore. I'm learning what to eat and how much of it and to be honest is pretty easy the hardest part was starting but now that i been doing this for two months is so easy...... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:48:48 EST Happy Thanksgiving We have so much to be grateful for learn from this celebration Vival La France long live France we love you France hugs Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:47:29 EST Lima, Peru!!!!! We're having great fun in Lima - we've been here two days and have walked all around our neighborhood. Discovered a park full of kitties - FUN! - and I attended a workshop today on making chocolate truffles and ganache - YUM! <BR> <BR> So how can life be bad? <BR> <BR> The kitty park: <BR> <B... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:46:34 EST 11/25/15 Today, I spent the day getting my house ready for Thanksgiving. Tomorrow, the cooking will begin. I burned all kinds of calories and then went and had a 1/3 lb bacon cheeseburger. I know it was a bad choice but it's rare I eat cheeseburgers so I just wanted it. Tomorrow, I will be relatively good... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:38:01 EST My Son The highlight of my day? <BR> <BR> Getting a little bit of a visit with my one & only son, who currently resides at UWGB full time! He's back "home" just a few days and has some school assignments/projects to work on while here. He's changed so much; but then he's not - I can still see my precio... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:31:17 EST slightly better Food choices were better today than they were yesterday. I like the holidays but at the same time I don't lol. They throw me off my usual routine since I'll have a day or two that I won't be able to do my "usual" stuff. Have to get it done sooner lol. I didn't get any meals prepared a head of tim... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:30:33 EST November 26, 2015 Today I am especially blessed for the following: <BR> <BR> 1. I got some medicine from the doctor and started taking it today. Hopefully, I will be well again soon. <BR> <BR> 2. I went to the coffee shop with Jamie today. It was a good time for the two of us to sit down and talk Mom-son. <B... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:07:14 EST Happy Thanksgiving <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is a little long, but it is good to read Lincoln's proclamation regarding Thanksgivng. <BR> <BR> "Thanksgiving" <BR> <BR> After George Washington authorized the first Thanksgiving Day in... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 00:06:22 EST A couple of bible verses <img src=""> <BR> John 14:26 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> John 14:27 <BR> <BR> The Lord says you just need to guard your hearts and He wil... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:58:41 EST Perspective . . <img src=""> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:58:40 EST 11/25/15 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving 2015 is almost here, and as we prepare for a delicious feast with family and friends, we might get caught up organizing, cooking, and hunting for Black Friday deals have lept from t... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:58:32 EST 5 weeks-Good For You ;) <img src=""> Thanksgiving is not easy for everyone. I wish Peace to anyone for whom tomorrow is a difficult day. And a happy one to all. As for me: I don't know what happened!?! Wasaah! I haven't been pushing lately ... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:57:44 EST The meaning of a streak This is from: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 <BR> My last SP streak went well over 2 months...every day, until one day I realized that my streak was about something so general that it lost any real meaning. I made the decision to stop. I re-examined my process. I questioned myself. I began researchin... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:54:28 EST Comparing my Thanksgivings of yesteryear and now... The way I spend Thanksgiving is so different from those holidays of the 1950's and -60's as I grew up! Different in numbers of people, location of dining, and so much more too. I remember the old holidays with great affection and cherish today's quieter celebrations just as much as I loved the ... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:51:21 EST Journey Day 141: Hindsight is gonna be 20/20 OK guys. I've debated on sharing this with y'all for a couple of days before realizing that due to the beauty of the Internet, I will probably never meet any of y'all and thus not have to see any judgmental expressions. So, here goes...I'm getting this off my chest because my emotions, anxiety,... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:47:02 EST Different Holidays We are beginning our holiday season with dinner in the restaurant we enjoy. The meal will be at 12:30 pm. <em>428</em> We consider that we are celebrating with our new family. I made reservations for Christmas Day. <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> I have new Jewish friends so we will enjoy a Jew... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:35:34 EST Good News-our son is coming to dinner. DH and I are so happy that our eldest coming is coming to Maine from upstate NY. <BR> He was supposed to stay in NY and work Thanksgiving day. I had hoped to see the Grand kids but it will be a flying visit. The GC will be staying home with the kids. <BR> Our grandson is well over 6 feet and sitt... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:35:14 EST Help I need a Big Mac I would cuss right now but I'm hanging in there Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:33:46 EST Happy Thanksgiving <img src=""> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:29:30 EST Thanksgiving poem <img src=""> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:28:37 EST Happy Thanksgiving - Thanksgiving from Plymouth to Present Day Tomorrow, we celebrate one of our nation's most beloved holidays, Thanksgiving. Our national holiday of Thanksgiving was actually the physical demonstration of gratitude by the Pilgrims for what they had - shelter over their heads, some food, and the neighboring Indians. <BR> <BR> <img src="... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:27:47 EST Wednesday's 25:30 Birthday Verse 11/25/2015 <img src=""> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:24:16 EST Week 1 Wrap Up! 5 lbs down! I have maintained a low carb low calorie diet and FEEL AMAZING! My blood sugar is NORMAL! (It hasn't been normal in over 3 years) I'm still dealing with a little bit of trial and error with certain foods... Like, I can't eat popcorn without my bs spiking?? Which is totally weird cause... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:22:52 EST Rhonda's Ramblings - Wednesday, November 25th <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Wednesday, November 25, 2015 <BR> <BR> Slept well last night and when I got up and weighed... another small loss. Woo Hoo! I have been home f... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:19:25 EST Beautiful graveside services on a sunny day It was still mega sad but the look on our friend's face when she saw the five of us was priceless. we were happy to support her. <BR> <BR> The rest of the day was mostly smooth. It is my dh's 48th birthday and we had a nice dinner at our favorite Greek restaurant and then a quiet evening at home... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:19:16 EST Day 467 This one was only rough around the edges. That is the best way I can describe this day. Over the last couple of weeks I've felt like I was struggling just to breathe and think. Today there were some problems with breathing but the thinking was easier. I also felt like I was accomplishing things. Something I haven't felt for weeks. <... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:16:26 EST Day 361 - November Gratitude, part 25 Today was the day my parents were supposed to drive up here from Sacramento. The decided last week that they would go to my sister's house instead, since she lives just 15 minutes away, not two hours. I wasn't disappointed; I wanted them to do what they wanted to do without worrying that I would ... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:13:49 EST 11/25/15 - Bedtime The last Thanksgiving Day pie is in the oven. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I just got an email from the fitness center. They're having a Cyber Monday sale on a fitness pass. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I got outside for a walk today and was pleased that all the ice has melted. No worries about tak... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:11:12 EST Happy Thanksgiving-- Have a great day! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:06:39 EST November 25, 2015 (Wednesday) HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a GREAT DAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>427</em> <em>428</em> <em>429</em> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:03:08 EST 11/25/2015 Update on Mom Today since I was off from work iI went to the Skilled Unit at 7 AM. Mom was sleeping so I sat in the chair close to her bed. I was there for over an hour when the OT guy came in. He started talking to me and Mom woke up. It was as if she had no clue I was even there. He helped her dress the... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:01:35 EST Turky day Hope everyone eats lots of greens then the good stuff and everyone has a very safe holiday!!! Wed, 25 Nov 2015 22:59:03 EST Day 329: Family Time <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I’m spending family time today and tomorrow. I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 25 Nov 2015 22:53:40 EST Upcoming Turkey Day! I've been doing pretty well tracking my caloric intake and trying to make healthy decisions. I'm proud of myself for getting well in the game and as I've been doing this it has gotten easier and easier to do everyday. Of course everyday comes with it's own challenges...but those challenges are be... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 22:51:41 EST taking it easy I broke from my 90 day programme for the 1st time after completing 5 weeks to perfection. I don't feel as badly as 2 days ago but I am still blowing blood out of my nose, feel draggy, low fever and at least the diarrhea subsided. JINKIES We don't do the usually guests for a handful of years now... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 22:51:02 EST