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  • youtube

    8/29/2015 2:12:35 PM, by L_B_WELBORN

    Yes, I started a youtube channel to help with my at home business, personal fitness goals and work at home issues and fixes. Check it out! ... Read more

  • More medical appointments

    8/29/2015 12:35:07 PM, by DWROBERGE

    It is a bit rainy on the Gulf Coast this morning. Thank God the storm has dissipated and will not affect us here. I am working on the hot tub t... Read more

  • Date Night

    8/29/2015 11:03:26 AM, by SILVASHAN

    Finally having a date night tonight. Very excited. I'll get to wear my new outfit (reward for 3 months of consistency on SPARK) and go to dinne... Read more

  • Strange and Funny

    8/29/2015 10:22:41 AM, by VONBLACKBIRD

    I'm floored by all the comments on me being named motivator. ME MOTIVATOR????? Ok what's up doc? I have not been here on my Spark page in so long... Read more

  • I ate "like a Viking"

    8/29/2015 7:52:05 AM, by BROOKLYN_BORN

    Thursday morning we drove to TN for one our regular visits to MIL in her nursing home. This is always stressful – the 4 hour drive plus the da... Read more

  • Round and round and round it goes

    8/28/2015 11:49:55 PM, by SUMMARAH

    I'm not quite sure where to begin here. I have been stressed for several years now. Sometimes, it's not too bad. Many times, I get stressed to th... Read more

  • Friday appointment

    8/28/2015 7:32:29 PM, by DWROBERGE

    I was up very early to go to my cardiology sonogram this morning. All went very well. I should hear from my cardiologist this week. Exercises ... Read more

  • Erika

    8/28/2015 11:30:01 AM, by SILVASHAN

    Sending good thoughts to everyone in Erika's path this week. We are up the coast in NC and I'm keeping an eye on it as it progresses, but it doe... Read more

  • Happy Successful Aloha Friday

    8/28/2015 9:48:07 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    "Think of yourself on the threshold of unparalleled success . A whole, clear glorious life lies before you. Achieve!!! Achieve!!! Andrew Ca... Read more

  • Dogday Afternoon

    8/28/2015 9:01:31 AM, by FLOWERDALEJEWEL

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  • its friday

    8/28/2015 8:16:49 AM, by IMREITE

    summer flew by. next week september starts. i think about what will be my next monthly challenge, but i think i am going to pick a couple small t... Read more

  • Little Black Dress Update/Dress Info

    8/28/2015 7:48:54 AM, by BARB4HEALTH

    From previous blog: Was checking into retirement info and came across this from AARP: Dresses : Dresses make everyone feel pretty ... Read more

  • What to do?

    8/28/2015 6:08:50 AM, by AVANLON3

    I don't know what to say. I feel the need to say something I have not been successful at looking weight.My doctors are pushing me to have weight ... Read more

  • Using a more powerful computer (the brain)

    8/27/2015 6:02:35 PM, by OLDEROWL

    odays computers have become more powerful but the human brain is more powerful. But then like computers, the human brain does not preform well u... Read more

  • Chores day

    8/27/2015 5:57:21 PM, by DWROBERGE

    I was up early to get chore done today. I cleaned he hot tub and two sets of filters. I may have to change the water later this week too. I wa... Read more

  • Having a passionate interest

    8/27/2015 11:07:32 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " A passionate interest in what you do is the secret of enjoying life--- whether it is helping old people or children , or making cheese or growi... Read more

  • Scale hovering this week

    8/27/2015 8:39:42 AM, by SILVASHAN

    This week the scale is hovering. It goes a little bit up, a little bit down, a little bit up, a little bit down. I'm okay with that. I'm eatin... Read more

  • computer issues

    8/27/2015 8:21:26 AM, by IMREITE

    new pc setup. not working at the other workstation. attempting a work around. but could make an interesting day.... Read more

  • The Day After

    8/27/2015 6:21:40 AM, by BROOKLYN_BORN

    Thank you friends for your expressions of concern regarding yesterday’s shooting in my little town. If it had not been reporters killed live o... Read more

  • The best way out

    8/26/2015 8:03:33 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " The best way out is always through. " Robert Frost My daughter had her wisdom teeth out Monday . She was sick on the anesthesia after. She... Read more

  • Reward Wednesday

    8/26/2015 4:39:09 PM, by DWROBERGE

    We were up early so I could get my exercises done in order that we could go to Dillard's big sale and get some new shirts for me. This is one of... Read more

  • Drink your water!

    8/26/2015 1:52:15 PM, by A_BIT_AT_A_TIME

    Just wanted to share this article - drinking water promotes weight loss (We all knew that already but it's a good reminder!) Read more

  • Enjoying being back at work

    8/26/2015 12:07:28 PM, by SILVASHAN

    The summer was a nice break from the daily grind, but I find that it often means a lot of catching up on projects, prepping for classes and runni... Read more

  • Again I do this

    8/26/2015 11:25:22 AM, by KNITWIT737

    Off and on, this time I have the tools... Read more

  • Run cut short by gunfire

    8/26/2015 9:13:58 AM, by BROOKLYN_BORN

    I never run TOWARD gunfire. The shots I heard this morning could be somebody taking early morning target practice or a drunk guy mad at his neig... Read more


    8/26/2015 8:41:58 AM, by IMREITE

    closer to weekend. not doing a current weight loss challenge but going to keep up with the weekly weigh ins anyway.... Read more


    8/26/2015 8:41:55 AM, by IMREITE

    closer to weekend. not doing a current weight loss challenge but going to keep up with the weekly weigh ins anyway.... Read more

  • Medial appointments

    8/25/2015 9:44:30 PM, by DWROBERGE

    I had a great cardiology appointment today. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1300. Trivia is still at 90 %. Keeping focused for more s... Read more

  • day 2 of 12

    8/25/2015 6:40:08 PM, by RONDADEBI

    I was so bad last night....I ate a half bag of dorito chips and whole jar of cheesy/bean dip.... i'm out of control....thats why i knew i should ... Read more

  • Life happens....

    8/25/2015 1:04:53 PM, by APPLEPIEAPPLE

    My eldest son who travels for his job got hit while... Read more

  • Suggestions Needed

    8/25/2015 11:08:00 AM, by KALISWALKER

    I am going to La Connor WA for 2 weeks, staying in an RV. I want to try something new. Suggestions on what I can try?... Read more

  • Loving yourself is the beginning to everything

    8/25/2015 10:35:23 AM, by RLKARMAN

    I'm still wondering why we can't friend ourselves on social media, like Facebook, Twitter, and especially SP. After all, isn't the key to making... Read more

  • Day 100

    8/25/2015 9:20:01 AM, by SILVASHAN

    I have now been doing Spark (for the 2nd time) for 100 days. I started on May 18th at 220 and am now down to 205. I'm happy with the slow, but ... Read more

  • small success

    8/25/2015 8:38:51 AM, by IMREITE

    got to bed earlier then normal last night and also limited my pop to 1 can. small success but in a positive direction.... Read more

  • short blogs

    8/24/2015 8:44:48 PM, by IMREITE

    Short blogs, but busy. I am trying to stay off my butt. So I dont spend a lot of time at home jurnaling... Read more

  • Trust but verify

    8/24/2015 7:49:49 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Trust but verify " Damon Runyon My daughter went for her pre-op last week. she told them many times that she gets sick on anesthesia . The ... Read more

  • Life in the Love Nest

    8/24/2015 6:15:11 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This is a picture of our RV. We are getting packed to... Read more

  • Marvelous Monday

    8/24/2015 5:27:15 PM, by DWROBERGE

    Another warm day on the gulf coast. We have the youngest grandson this afternoon. Exercises are going well. Calories remain below 1300. We... Read more

  • day 1 of 12...I may or may not indulged too much....

    8/24/2015 10:27:08 AM, by RONDADEBI

    I know your all wondering whats going on, right?! I'm taking advantage of the next 12 days and getting loosen up for a 700 day plan... ... Read more

  • Sending the Kiddo Off to 1st Grade

    8/24/2015 8:45:22 AM, by SILVASHAN

    My son started 1st grade today. New teacher, same school. He has severe multiple food allergies (tree nuts, corn, citrus fruits) and every time... Read more

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