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  • The leaves are starting to turn pretty here in Southern Indiana, and

    10/23/2017 2:25:15 PM, by LAINIE2009

    with Halloween soon approaching, the Grandchildren are getting very excited. Our 4 year old Grandson Elijah has been with us since he was 5 month... Read more

  • The Weighting Game

    10/23/2017 11:18:55 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Two weeks ago I went to visit my dad for 5 days. It was a gustatory field day. We both like to eat and we both are attempting to lose weight. I... Read more

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    Beaver Bonanza Photos and Fall Color

    10/22/2017 5:42:37 PM, by _LINDA

    The beaver are really hungry and aggressively knocking down trees and storing food for the fast approaching winter. Mega chewing along the... Read more

  • What was old is new again

    10/16/2017 11:23:18 AM, by MERLECHRIS

    Last summer - boxed up 2 boxes of clothes that were too small for me and turned them into my TOPS group for a fundraiser. It never happened over... Read more

  • 10/10/2017

    10/10/2017 3:34:24 AM, by PURPLE0906

    I finally heard back from the women who is helping me with the Medicaid issue (we have been playing phone tag for a while now). She is really nic... Read more

  • One Hell of a Week

    10/6/2017 7:03:16 AM, by MERLECHRIS

    Hi Sparkers. This week my mother-in-law passed away. She was 92 years old. She was suffering horribly and I am happy for her that her pai... Read more

  • Week 4 Evaluation

    10/3/2017 6:01:56 PM, by 4CYNDI

    BLC 35 – CAMO Crew & L'académie de magie de Beauxbâtons Goals Challenge from September 7, 2017 – November 29, 2017 My Goals for the next 1... Read more

  • 10-2-2017

    10/2/2017 2:28:04 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Well, it's October already. Don't like fall, don't like winter, its depressing to me. I am not a cold weather person and hate to see all the pla... Read more

  • What A Difference A Year Makes

    9/26/2017 3:44:58 PM, by KARAOKECARRIE

    Of late I have been very hard on myself. I have been downright negative at times. It is so very difficult to see my progress now. I am within ... Read more

  • Imbibing - the ins and outs.

    9/26/2017 3:55:57 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Well, I haven't been on Spark for a day or two. I haven't been tracking, nor have I been really watching what i eat. And I'm at the lowest wei... Read more

  • Block Party, Halloween Deco

    9/25/2017 1:41:49 PM, by _LINDA

    It was a lovely weekend. The grey skies parted letting the warmth of the bright sun through. At our brief stop at the Word On The Street Festiv... Read more

  • Hike Photos & Wait

    9/22/2017 1:02:29 PM, by _LINDA

    Waiting for the caretaker and repairman to come fix my fridge. Water appeared again in my hallway. This time the caretaker pulled the fridge ou... Read more

  • Sugar Blues Day 10

    9/21/2017 8:26:58 AM, by JENSHAINES

    I overate yesterday - veered from my plan that I created, because I couldn't handle the ham in the pea soup. However - only went over by 40 ... Read more

  • Commuter Biking Day 1

    9/20/2017 3:57:39 PM, by SHINING_ON

    I currently weigh over 300 lbs and I'm very out of shape. But for 2 years, I've wanted to start using non-automobile transit to get to and from w... Read more

  • Wonder Woman!

    9/20/2017 9:28:55 AM, by BETHUMZ

    My Wonder Woman Blu-Ray came with a toy surprise! I feel all empowered! My boss probably won't let me wear it to work though... LOL Read more

  • Sugar Blues Day 9

    9/20/2017 7:52:19 AM, by JENSHAINES

    Continuing on with the Challenge - in my way. Today - planning my food and it's an issue because I have an all-school staff meeting from 4:3... Read more

  • Sugar Blues Day 8

    9/19/2017 3:36:52 PM, by JENSHAINES

    Moving forward. This is getting to be a routine. I'm feeling my body craving healthy foods. I'm less hungry. I'm supposed to start my sug... Read more

  • News I Could Use From My Answering Machine.

    9/18/2017 11:18:34 PM, by _LINDA

    I was at Mom's during our bridge club's major regional bridge tournament that was being held as I had no partners for it and wasn't really intere... Read more

  • Sugar Blues Day 7

    9/17/2017 9:59:09 AM, by JENSHAINES

    Well... I missed Day 6... and I MISSED Day 6. HAVE to journal. HAVE to journal. HAVE to journal. I did really well on Day 5. I was sweati... Read more

  • Daily Challenges I'm Doing

    9/15/2017 8:44:15 PM, by BKWERM

    I just wanted to post my daily challenges somewhere that I can refer to as necessary especially when they're a new thing for me and not routine y... Read more

  • Sugar Blues Day 5

    9/15/2017 6:35:52 PM, by JENSHAINES

    Okay... got through Day 4 just fine, but it was a very busy day and I had a big, late dinner. OTOH, I'm already feeling the grip of sugar ... Read more

  • Sugar Blues Day 4

    9/14/2017 1:59:48 PM, by JENSHAINES

    Okay... yesterday was mixed. I didn't entirely stick with my planned snack last night - had more than I'd planned and went (a little) over m... Read more

  • Sugar Blues Day 3

    9/13/2017 8:20:42 PM, by JENSHAINES

    Again, I'm grateful for the comments, suggestions, commiseration. Read more

  • It's been a while

    9/13/2017 5:27:23 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Warning, this blog will be long and I will probably vent also. It's been a while since I posted anything. Seems since I have been on dis... Read more

  • Sugar Blues Day 2

    9/12/2017 6:14:49 PM, by JENSHAINES

    Thanks for the support for those who commented. I really appreciate your comments and support! So, after my great intentions, I did NOT hav... Read more

  • 10.5 Mile Day

    9/12/2017 9:51:55 AM, by _LINDA

    I did a morning workout, not knowing what the day would bring. The morning was lovely and cool. Then I saw the forecast. Starting Wednesday, t... Read more

  • BLC 35 – CAMO Crew & L'académie de magie de Beauxbâtons Goals

    9/11/2017 5:38:46 PM, by 4CYNDI

    I have so many different things I want to accomplish, some weight related and some not. It is hard to narrow my focus to just a few. If I try t... Read more

  • Ugh Stalls ... Don't Give up!

    9/11/2017 1:40:08 PM, by KARAOKECARRIE

    So I have been in a stall for the last 2 months. Bouncing around in the same range 180-184. I was trying not to get discouraged. But was fearf... Read more

  • Sugar Blues

    9/11/2017 7:32:13 AM, by JENSHAINES

    The cycle: Eat sugar=being hungry all the time, especially at night=gain weight Cut out sugar=leptin and ghrelin seem to regulate=lose ... Read more

  • BLC 35 goals

    9/10/2017 3:32:07 PM, by SUZQ45

    My goals for BLC 35 are to Log my food so I can stay in my calorie range. It's easier for me to eat right when I track my calories closely... Read more

  • Can Too Much Water actually KILL You?

    9/10/2017 6:36:36 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I spent last weekend in the hospital with hyponatremia (low blood sodium) and low potassium and magnesium. They padded my bed rails with blanket... Read more

  • Hurricane Harvey

    9/9/2017 11:24:57 AM, by ROCKPORT9

    I live in Rockport, Texas. My husband never evacuates. I always evacuate. This time I stayed with my dear husband and sweet terrier. Category 5- ... Read more

  • Free Trip To The Football Game! Also Garden and Hike Photos.

    9/8/2017 10:22:47 AM, by _LINDA

    I had been to a live Canadian Football League game once before -but it was in their old stadium in pouring rain! In fact, lower areas were flood... Read more

  • New Normal

    9/2/2017 7:51:56 PM, by SBECKER526

    Bob passed away on August 9, 2017. I was his acute caregiver for 5 years. We had almost 45 years of marriage. Yet, I am at peace. His body ha... Read more

  • How Would You Prefer to Contact a Friend?

    9/1/2017 9:07:38 PM, by _LINDA

    A poll by a national polling center I belonged had these results: Call: 31% Text: 47% Send e-mail: 10% Use social media: ... Read more

  • It Might Have Worked

    9/1/2017 12:26:15 PM, by BKWERM

    So, I've been doing the RushFit exercise program for a month now and as you might expect, I've had to make some modifications because of my wonky... Read more

  • Getting results and motivated.

    8/30/2017 10:36:54 AM, by BECWAL

    My 60th birthday is on my heals (April) . I'm having trouble dealing with this one. I've made a promise that I am going to be the best I've eve... Read more

  • The Breathing Hole

    8/27/2017 7:05:07 PM, by BKWERM

    My husband and I just saw this play at the Stratford (Ontario) Festival and it was really good. Here's a description of the play plus a photo of... Read more


    8/26/2017 1:38:48 AM, by _LINDA

    I can't believe I actually won something! I went way out of my comfort zone to go watch TV in a bar (because I don't have one) to see my Canadia... Read more

  • New beginning

    8/24/2017 4:18:33 PM, by FABGRAMMA

    Well it has been a long time, Starting fresh with making myself use Sparks support site. I need to get back on track and make me a priority. My h... Read more

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