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    10/6/2017 11:18:18 AM, by KIMFRITZ

    I write that and the clouds are coming in...reading blogs to stay motivated this morning. My morning snack was a grapefruit, it was room tempera... Read more

  • 416 DAYS.............

    10/5/2017 10:38:55 AM, by KIMFRITZ

    It has been 416 days since I have been back to spark. I lost my motivation and felt overwhelmed entirely. I need motivation, support, a kind wo... Read more

  • A Mouse, Irma and Me!

    9/17/2017 2:12:21 PM, by KNYAGENYA

    Every year my friend asks me to go to Disney World with her and her daughter. Every year after a consideration of about 2 seconds, I agree. This ... Read more

  • My job is safe for now

    7/19/2017 8:06:07 AM, by KNYAGENYA

    Well, I have some good news. It seems as the redesign of Medicaid is not going to go in effect until January of 2018. I should be safe in my job ... Read more

  • Job drama

    6/7/2017 8:07:35 AM, by KNYAGENYA

    As some of you know I work at the local mental health center. A big portion of our funding comes from billing Medicaid. Medicaid is... Read more

  • I won the battle of the bathing suit

    5/16/2017 9:53:02 AM, by KNYAGENYA

    I have not purchased a new bathing suit in over 18 years. I will be going to the beach while I am on vacation. Well you need a bathing suit to g... Read more

  • A Review of Lenten Goals, Bipolar Sucks, and Progress on my Pascha Basket Cover

    4/2/2017 8:32:27 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So I was just looking back over my last blog, which I published almost of month ago. My how that month has been a wild ride! I am Bipolar Ty... Read more

  • Lenten Goals Two Weeks Late

    3/12/2017 7:09:24 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So I've been meaning to blog or journal about this for the last two weeks, but it hasn't happened. We are now starting the third week of Lent, an... Read more

  • New Beginnings

    3/3/2017 4:02:10 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    It's been a year since I blogged on SP, so I thought it was time. This week is the first week of Lent, and I am working this Lent to get my ... Read more

  • My office

    2/24/2017 7:55:07 AM, by KNYAGENYA

    I work in a mental health center and I am office based. I have my own office. There was talk about a year ago about moving to the other side of ... Read more

  • Better try something different

    2/8/2017 8:04:07 AM, by KNYAGENYA

    It has been almost 3 weeks since I started my attempt to get a Pandora bead when I lose 10 pounds. I haven't lost a pound, an ounce or anything. ... Read more

  • New Found Motivation

    1/20/2017 5:39:27 PM, by KNYAGENYA

    When I was younger I was motivated by food, mostly sweets...oh, who am I kidding? I was motivated by ALL foods. ... Read more

  • 40!

    1/14/2017 1:10:11 PM, by KNYAGENYA

    Today I turn 40! Wow! I was not looking forward to this number as I do not handle the new decades well. I really don't think it has hit me as bad... Read more

  • Small Steps Made the Difference

    11/8/2016 4:16:30 AM, by HANSONSJOURNEY

    Starting on a new journey you have this vision, this goal, this mindset. You want to be successful at whatever it is. You want to be healthy! ... Read more

  • Not Giving Up This Time

    10/19/2016 5:21:32 PM, by HANSONSJOURNEY

    Yesterday was crazy. I started work at 1:00am. I was supposed to be off at noon. Worked until 1:15pm. Jumped on the mower. I had to get the fron... Read more

  • A long time has gone by...

    9/21/2016 10:25:18 AM, by PAT41164

    A long time has gone by since I was last on SparkPeople. And a lot has happened. Worst of all, my husband (you might have seen our wedding photos... Read more

  • Adventures in Tae Bo

    8/28/2016 9:08:01 AM, by KNYAGENYA

    As some of you already know, I had a major cleaning overhaul of my house. I now have a workout room. In the room I have my ellipti... Read more

  • Amtrak's Crescent #19 and #20 has anyone ever taken the train?

    7/25/2016 3:56:56 PM, by KIMFRITZ

    I'm traveling this Thursday on Amtrak's Crescent #19 down to the Birmingham, Alabama station from Philadelphia, PA. Has anyone ever taken the tr... Read more

  • Time for a possible career change

    7/23/2016 10:15:33 AM, by KNYAGENYA

    As some of you may know, I am a social worker. When I first graduated college I was able to do a ton with my degree. Sadly, things h... Read more

  • Fabulous Doctor's Visit

    7/21/2016 2:38:14 PM, by KIMFRITZ

    I had an absolutely fabulous 3 month doctor visit this morning. My A1C is down to 7 and my blood pressure was great and I lost 5 pounds! And... Read more

  • Binge and Purge

    7/13/2016 10:21:08 AM, by KNYAGENYA

    Do not be alarmed. I am not binging and purging on food. On this weight loss journey I have been focusing on weight and not all of th... Read more

  • summer tea

    6/23/2016 10:17:42 AM, by KIMFRITZ

    I used to make suntea. Filling a glass container with water and adding tea bags or herb leaves and sitting it in the sun for several hours. I d... Read more


    6/20/2016 10:20:05 AM, by KIMFRITZ

    It has been a rough weekend. My Aunt passed away unexpectedly on Friday afternoon. It was like loosing my mother all over again. And hav... Read more

  • meals for my nieces and nephew

    6/15/2016 10:10:00 AM, by KIMFRITZ

    My nieces and nephew were over this weekend. Ranging in age from 6 to 10. Sometimes they are picky eaters so I am always trying to be inventive... Read more

  • Pleasant surprise!

    6/6/2016 1:22:32 PM, by KIMFRITZ

    I have been resisting getting on the scale and recording my weight since I joined Sparkpeople last month. I KNOW I'm fat, I just don't want to s... Read more

  • Fireflies so magical!

    6/3/2016 10:41:50 AM, by KIMFRITZ

    Last evening I was sitting on the veranda at home watching the fireflies down in the garden and lawn in front of the pond. Whenever I see firefl... Read more

  • Poor breakfast choice today...

    6/1/2016 8:08:02 AM, by KIMFRITZ

    As I was running late this morning I drove thru Burger King and opted for the breakfast burrito. Which while not a great choice it seemed the le... Read more

  • grilling

    5/31/2016 12:08:05 PM, by KIMFRITZ

    Why is the idea of grilling always so much better than the experience itself? We have a charcoal grill. I buy the real wood charcoal, not... Read more

  • small goals!

    5/26/2016 8:01:40 AM, by KIMFRITZ

    I'm setting a new goal for myself today. It's small but I am determined to accomplish it and in return feel good that I didn't fail! I ... Read more

  • Monday!

    5/23/2016 2:28:35 PM, by KIMFRITZ

    Today started out beautiful! Sunshine and white clouds. Now it's brewing up a thunderstorm! Plan for the week is to make some black beans and ... Read more

  • Stressfull day

    5/19/2016 2:32:53 PM, by KIMFRITZ

    I had to drive my daughter down to Shippensburg University for a four day HOBY seminar. I thought I would be able to be back to go to work by no... Read more

  • Vegatable spiralizers

    5/16/2016 2:34:46 PM, by KIMFRITZ

    So thankful for SUN today! Has anyone used a vegetable spiralizer? What brand and have you liked it? Do you use it often eno... Read more

  • New Goals

    5/2/2016 4:00:50 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So it's Bright Monday. Pascha (Easter Orthodox Easter) was yesterday, and it was wonderful and exciting. But my weight has not been so great... Read more

  • Here we go again!

    4/2/2016 5:14:15 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So my weight has been yo-yoing for the past 6 weeks. Up and down, up and down. My foot tracking skills have been less than stellar and I've made ... Read more

  • Clean Monday and Running

    3/14/2016 1:52:27 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Today is the start of (eastern) Lent, Clean Monday. (Eastern and Western Easters are five weeks apart this year!). Anyways, it's a time for renew... Read more

  • Where does my weight come from?

    2/16/2016 12:34:36 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I was reflecting tonight on where all those extra pounds I have gained over the last 12 years have come from. About 20 come from 12 years ag... Read more

  • Still Struggling

    2/2/2016 4:26:14 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So my goal was to lose 10 lbs. by March 14th, the start of Lent. I don't know that that's going to happen. I've lost two pounds in the past month... Read more

  • Trying to stay on track- and focused

    1/16/2016 7:31:17 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So my current goal is to lose 10 more pounds by the start of Lent, which is March 14th. I think this is a realistic goal, if I could get my eatin... Read more

  • Resolutions

    1/6/2016 3:13:58 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So I resolved last August to exercise more and eat better, so that was not one of my New Year's resolutions, as I am slowly getting better at doi... Read more

  • Christmas and Coming Back

    12/28/2015 2:15:16 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    So I took 3 days off from Spark People, though I managed to login everyday and at least spin the wheel so as not to loose my Spark Streak. I need... Read more

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