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Jogging in Place
6/29/2014 12:53:40 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I've been jogging in place lately, usually to music. It surprises me how easy it is, and how long it takes for me to get winded and sweaty. In th...  Read more

TWILAQ1

I need a good recipe
6/28/2014 10:18:15 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I need some help.... This week, in my CSA package...we got rhubarb....how the heck do you make it? I never had it before, so, I'm calling on all of...  Read more

TERRY0217

Prednisone seems to be helping!
6/28/2014 9:51:01 PM,  17 COMMENTS

May be just wishful thinking but, other than going to bed early last night with a wicked unusual headache, and waking up (feeling fine) at 4ish th...  Read more

MEADSBAY

Prescription: Weight Loss/Health Affirmations
6/28/2014 12:18:47 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Repeat out loud, if possible. Let your ears hear the words. Speak slowly to comprehend the meaning of each phrase. Love yourself! 525 I am fe...  Read more

FRENCHPETAL

PTSD
6/28/2014 3:58:58 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Today was National PTSD awareness day. We hear avout it in the news a lot, but it's a little hard for most people to understand. I was diagnosed with...  Read more

SALAM4545

Our Vegetable Garden
6/27/2014 10:18:05 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I cannot take the credit for this great-looking garden, this is my husband's pride and joy! Fortunately we've been getting a good soaking rain here an...  Read more

SASSYCHRIS1952

Grattitudes
6/26/2014 11:03:06 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I am so grateful for Sparkpeople, and the assistance my friends give me in finding the blind spots of taking care of myself. I am grateful for an...  Read more

SALAM4545

Just think?????
6/26/2014 7:42:28 AM,  6 COMMENTS

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LANCER1984

Family Guilt inflictors make me too stressed out to eat
6/26/2014 4:39:44 AM,  6 COMMENTS

So today my other cousin texted me, the first time I have heard from her in nearly 3 years, in regards to my Mothers surgery. "Dear Amy You have...  Read more

SALAM4545

My Aunt is very wise.
6/26/2014 4:04:20 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I want to share a blog my Aunt wrote. Her name is Gay, and she is very wise. She always makes me think, but also laugh. I may be out of step, but...  Read more

SALAM4545

In a Decade...
6/25/2014 11:29:44 PM,  1 COMMENTS

What will my life be like in ten years? Obviously, it's impossible to know for sure, but I know some things I'd like to see. I expect to be at my...  Read more

TWILAQ1

Mixed Faith Family
6/25/2014 2:04:51 AM,  2 COMMENTS

My kids have been brought up honoring the holidays and celebrations of several religious traditions. In a few days Ramadan starts, but it's the first...  Read more

SALAM4545

How I came to be
6/24/2014 6:27:34 PM,  11 COMMENTS

People ask me how I can be so positive about life and I never have an easy answer for them. I think the first changed happened when I got clean a...  Read more

LANCER1984

Life is Good
6/23/2014 5:09:43 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I am feeling really good about life right now. I remember a time in my life where living was my last desire. Thank the powers that be that is no lon...  Read more

LANCER1984

Family Guilt inflictors
6/22/2014 2:38:53 AM,  4 COMMENTS

So I got a call from a cousin I hadn't heard from in 2 years. She basically berated me for not being with my mother for her surgery (something m...  Read more

SALAM4545

My day
6/21/2014 8:20:28 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I woke up and felt a little 102 but I figured a good cup of hot chocolate and I'd be ready to go. I got all the ingredients together for making the...  Read more

LANCER1984

Addictions
6/21/2014 11:31:39 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I have to confess...I'm in the midst of a very strong addiction.....the herb, the pot..... Oh...I should be clearer on this...my garden herbs, flowe...  Read more

TERRY0217

FitBit Disappointment
6/20/2014 8:16:08 PM,  8 COMMENTS

A couple of months ago, I rigged my FitBit up so that it could be worn on my ankle. It did look a little like Lindsay Lohan's house arrest monitor, bu...  Read more

JANEDOE12345

Grattitudes that are a little silly
6/20/2014 2:15:07 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Okay, every once in awhile it occurs to me that my family has a sense of humor that is just a little bit off the beaten track. For example... Som...  Read more

SALAM4545

AWESOME, AWESOME DAY!!!!!
6/19/2014 8:11:56 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I had such a great day today! I only got 4 hours sleep but I was okay with that. With no air conditioning in the apartment it was way too hot to sle...  Read more

LANCER1984

Feeling Happy!
6/19/2014 3:09:06 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Short and sweet. I have been pretty consistent with my walking lately, and in the past...this used to be the time range when I would give up,...  Read more

SOUL2SHINE79

The Relay for Life
6/19/2014 1:11:12 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Hi Friends! Hope all is well with everyone! On June 7th my team and I did a midnight 5K for The American Cancer Society, a very worthy cause. Here are...  Read more

SASSYCHRIS1952

Today is not the day for the healthiest eating
6/18/2014 8:10:05 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I always start the day with the best of intentions. I give myself that 5 minute pep talk and set off on my day. Today I went and got a chance to see...  Read more

LANCER1984

A List of Reasons (and Grattitudes)
6/17/2014 6:18:11 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I was reading a blog that challenged me to list the reasons I want to lose weight. It really made me stop and think, because I haven't thought about...  Read more

SALAM4545

Wisdom
6/17/2014 5:37:16 PM,  4 COMMENTS

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LANCER1984

Thank You for the Spark Goodies (Grattitudes)
6/17/2014 12:39:09 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I was scrolling down my page and suddenly realized that there were a lot of spark goodies that I hadn't seen before. I played around with them and the...  Read more

SALAM4545

Why Don't I Play Anymore?
6/16/2014 11:34:02 PM,  4 COMMENTS

When I was a child I was very active. I climbed my favorite tree all the time. I rode my bike (which was, in my mind, a horse) all over the place. I s...  Read more

TWILAQ1

Sometimes life knocks you down
6/15/2014 11:45:45 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I am sad. I've been working very hard with a family counselor to work with my ex, the hope being that we could be decent co-parents. He wanted u...  Read more

SALAM4545

Peace
6/15/2014 8:59:54 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I find I am most at peace when I am out in nature. My partner planned a day at the state park today and it was such a wonderful day. We ate lunch as...  Read more

LANCER1984

Lost Weight!
6/15/2014 12:30:15 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I am so happy to report that I have lost ten pounds in six weeks! I have been drinking green tea, using a self-hypnosis video for Weight Loss and Inso...  Read more

@NONYMOUS

Food for thought
6/15/2014 10:15:50 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I have had so many stepping stones along the way but I am a genius now! I really feel that failure has been my greatest teacher and I rememb...  Read more

LANCER1984

Great day planned
6/15/2014 10:14:53 AM,  4 COMMENTS

So my partner designed a great day for us. We are going to the state park and having a picnic and then cooking steaks on the grill for dinner. We ho...  Read more

LANCER1984

Streaks
6/15/2014 12:22:42 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I've been doing better with getting 10,000 steps than I had been. Most of the time, I reach the goal on the treadmill, but today I was just running al...  Read more

TWILAQ1

Amazing, Simply Amazing
6/13/2014 12:13:51 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Well my eyes got opened today. I had to go to the hospital to get some testing done today and I always dread the walking I have to do in this particu...  Read more

LANCER1984

Pearl at six months
6/13/2014 11:21:33 AM,  14 COMMENTS

We have all three grandbabies two days a week as my wonderful DIL had to go back to her teaching job for the last month of the year (or lose the...  Read more

MEADSBAY

Inspiration time
6/11/2014 9:32:59 PM,  5 COMMENTS

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LANCER1984

Motivation
6/11/2014 9:30:51 PM,  5 COMMENTS

There is one big thing that motivates me on Spark and that is Spark points. I am determined to reach at least 100 points everyday. I will push mysel...  Read more

LANCER1984

Eating clean
6/11/2014 11:38:31 AM,  1 COMMENTS

This is for all us overachieving and ambitious dieters out here. Yes, clean eating sounds like a brilliant idea - until you read an article by someone...  Read more

SMARTOAK

Words of thought
6/10/2014 4:20:35 PM,  5 COMMENTS

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LANCER1984

Falling into place
6/10/2014 4:16:25 PM,  2 COMMENTS

After a long week last week things are starting to fall into place this week. Appointments are getting scheduled and my transportation has been set u...  Read more

LANCER1984

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