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  • Pickleball

    2/25/2018 11:07:43 AM, by BIKE4HEALTH

    Started playing pickleball. Found it to be a great workout, very fun, and burns about 400 -500 calories each hour I am playing. A great way t... Read more

  • Are you being 'nice' today?

    1/13/2018 8:49:58 AM, by EILEEN828

    I was reading an article from a women I subscribe to and she brought up the issue of being 'nice' and what that meant to her. She asked for comme... Read more

  • True Confessions!

    12/7/2017 7:04:50 PM, by EILEEN828

    Ahh my fellow Sparkies, I'm here to serve my penance. Actually it's not all bad news by any means but I'm confessing that I've been allowing some... Read more

  • How does my 'do right' calendar look?

    10/12/2017 7:33:09 PM, by EILEEN828

    So I took these pics a few days ago but you get to see what the calendar looks like after the first week. Read more

  • Reset Button

    10/5/2017 2:01:48 PM, by TALLGAL1968

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  • My health calendar

    10/1/2017 5:47:25 AM, by EILEEN828

    I decided to give myself a little project, it will serve to track my health goals. I wanted it to be seen visually every day at a glance. So I we... Read more

  • Tough Week

    9/16/2017 11:50:48 AM, by CHEFTONITO

    Last Sunday, I spent every waking moment listening to weather updates on hurricane Irma. Both of my daughters were in the path of the beast, the ... Read more

  • 3 kinds of people

    7/23/2017 11:28:45 AM, by BIKE4HEALTH

    “There are three kinds of people in this world: the wills, the won’ts, and the can’ts. The first accomplish everything; the second oppose everyth... Read more

  • Ohhh, she did it! She made me look.

    7/9/2017 5:17:07 AM, by EILEEN828

    It's all DJ4HEALTH's fault! "Hey Eileen, you sew, can't you just shorten that lavender dress?" Well after explaining my decision, then of course ... Read more

  • AWW so sad.

    7/8/2017 3:11:01 AM, by EILEEN828

    I had written the most wonderful blog. I had been writing it off and on all afternoon. I kept getting interrupted but I kept at it. I totally for... Read more

  • Pitiful

    6/11/2017 2:36:15 PM, by CHEFTONITO

    My wife is a talented singer (classically trained Coloratura Soprano) with multiple credits on recordings and film soundtracks. My youngest daugh... Read more

  • Back at it.

    6/5/2017 8:05:54 PM, by SHARONBEAR53

    I have to remember not to get too comfortable with hitting my goals,,I get slacking and have gained back 5 of the 10 I had lost. So back at it ag... Read more

  • 🍌 Banana chips

    5/22/2017 7:27:41 PM, by EILEEN828

    I rediscovered a snack yesterday. I was off to go yard sale hunting and I left without breakfast. I had to stop and gas up the car and thought I'... Read more

  • What happens after crossing into 'One'derland?

    5/15/2017 7:16:28 AM, by EILEEN828

    Well you know, I wanted to know too. I had managed a sharp weight drop by utilizing some specific diet protocols, that had nothing to do with los... Read more

  • I think I'm allergic to exercise

    4/20/2017 9:06:39 PM, by CHEFTONITO

    The title isn't far from the truth this time of year. Walking outside is almost a guarantee or runny eyes and sniffles (thank God for the rain, i... Read more

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    Baby Robin Video

    4/17/2017 10:18:21 PM, by EILEEN828

    These are only a few days old. There are three of them, the fourth egg never opened.... Read more

  • Spring sunshine is slow this year.

    4/17/2017 9:44:41 PM, by EILEEN828

    Yes the trees are blooming and some of the early flowers are there, but the sunshine has been scarce lately. Luckily we did get some on Saturday ... Read more

  • Gonna beat the sugar demon

    4/13/2017 3:08:43 PM, by BIKE4HEALTH

    Controlling the sugar intake is the most challenging vice I have had to overcome in my life. Other vices were tough but not as tough as sugar. ... Read more

  • How do I find my spark mail?

    4/6/2017 3:05:06 PM, by PAMLARAE

    Please help me find the steps to get my spark mail. I received an email saying I received a message, but don't know how to get there. When I open... Read more

  • Clothes do make the man

    4/1/2017 3:16:00 PM, by CHEFTONITO

    I admit it. I like getting dressed up. Taking my wife to dinner and dancing (big band, ballroom, nuff said) in my vintage inspired double breaste... Read more

  • Ancient Curses

    3/31/2017 5:33:37 PM, by CHEFTONITO

    An ancient Chinese curse says "May you achieve your heart's desire." Our more modern version is "Be careful what you wish for; you may get it." W... Read more

  • Three Aprons and a Necklace! Pics

    3/31/2017 7:37:10 AM, by EILEEN828

    Around Christmas time I decided to make my sister an apron as her Christmas gift as she had told me she didn't have one. So I went online to see ... Read more

  • Clearing out the cookbooks

    3/30/2017 4:47:18 PM, by CHEFTONITO

    I'm an IT guy by profession and a nerd by nature. But books have always been a separate issue. I HATE e-readers (and I've tried every variation... Read more

  • Change vs Improve

    3/28/2017 11:46:34 AM, by BIKE4HEALTH

    I found that in my communications the message is best sent if the word IMPROVE is used in place of the work Change. Change con-notates we co... Read more

  • Skinny pics!

    3/27/2017 7:18:17 PM, by EILEEN828

    Well I finally got my husband to edit the pictures in the camera so that we could download it in the computer. Holy cow! I had no idea we were si... Read more

  • Down in the 180's now.

    3/26/2017 8:27:35 AM, by EILEEN828

    After the last episode of attack that happened on my trip to visit my mother, I'm happy to say that I've had no further problems in that directio... Read more

  • Sleepy Saturday... making some progress

    3/25/2017 3:55:23 PM, by *JENNIE*

    Yesterday I tried to focus on increased fat - and today I saw both a raise my ketones (to large at 4:30a) and a sudden bit of weight loss (little... Read more

  • Return of the munchies :-)

    3/24/2017 2:43:38 PM, by *JENNIE*

    Yesterday was a bit scattered - I hadn't gotten much sleep during night shift and had difficulty with napping, then had things I had to get done ... Read more

  • Couldn't eat all my food?!?

    3/23/2017 2:46:05 PM, by *JENNIE*

    On Tuesday, I accidentally fasted through dinner because I got called into work earlier than expected then wasn't hungry when I was able to eat a... Read more

  • Unintentional fasting...

    3/22/2017 2:13:25 PM, by *JENNIE*

    Yesterday I got busy with house/kitchen stuff, and had dinner almost ready when I got called into the hospital earlier than expected. I didn't ge... Read more

  • Am I really hungry or could it be something else??

    3/21/2017 2:37:32 PM, by BIKE4HEALTH

    I believe I had a big awareness occur recently. I found I kept wanting to eat something when I was getting busy doing something. Especially pap... Read more

  • 1 month Keto

    3/21/2017 12:51:23 PM, by *JENNIE*

    Yesterday we hit the one month mark of eating a ketogenic diet. We were traveling to visit with family to celebrate mother-in-law's 75th Bday - w... Read more

  • Broadway Motivation

    3/19/2017 2:54:24 PM, by CHEFTONITO

    I gotta have music or video when I walk or ride Ye olde stationary bike. I can certainly do without, but it becomes a chore and every sense of ne... Read more

  • Day 2 in AZ (3/17/17)

    3/18/2017 1:03:23 PM, by *JENNIE*

    Happy St Paddy's day - and our celebration for mom-in-law's 75th! Breakfast with friends before the family gathering was right on target - and... Read more

  • Traveling, day 1

    3/16/2017 10:22:57 PM, by *JENNIE*

    We flew out at 11p, overnight flight landing at 8a local time. We didn't get much sleep then had breakfast (keto compliant omelet with sausage, m... Read more

  • Data is addicting

    3/15/2017 2:59:08 PM, by *JENNIE*

    Fasting glucose this AM: 89 (nice!) Weight : up 1.4 lbs from yesterday - making the total weight loss during 3.5 weeks of strict keto... just 4... Read more

  • Oh, why is the straight and narrow, NEVER, straight and narrow?

    3/15/2017 7:23:28 AM, by EILEEN828

    Wow everybody! Thank you so much for reading my blog. I've never been a featured blog post before, I feel like a mini celebrity! The... Read more

  • My metabolism will take time to heal...

    3/14/2017 1:50:57 PM, by *JENNIE*

    It will simply take me longer to get into weight loss mode (compared to other people) despite being strict with my Keto eating. I know that but I... Read more

  • Week 4 begins...

    3/13/2017 6:37:34 PM, by *JENNIE*

    It's day 22, and while hubby feels good, I'm still struggling with getting adapted physiologically... it makes me tired, and a bit grumpy and a m... Read more

  • Sunday 3/12

    3/13/2017 3:57:16 AM, by *JENNIE*

    Busy but great day. Early AM for last day of motorcycle class and the final test (passed :) in the heat (our trade winds are MIA!) Yogurt for B... Read more

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