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  • Back to Monday Morning

    5/22/2017 9:15:35 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    A quick note after the weekend. Oh yes, our wonderful warm weather showed up just in time. Being at the beach was nourishing in so many ways. I... Read more

  • Once again.

    5/21/2017 12:23:35 PM, by MAMAJGEO

    I feel like I'm constantly starting over. It feels like every time I get going, something happenes to completely derail my progress. I know I'm t... Read more

  • Julia

    5/20/2017 10:20:22 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I made the switch yesterday. Took the little 2-year-old bundle of energy (Daniel) home to his Mom and came away with his 6 3/4-year-old sister J... Read more

  • Two

    5/18/2017 8:44:26 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    My great-grandson is 2 years old. My daughter (his grandma) decided to give his mother a break and so we brought him to Lacey (15 miles) on Sund... Read more

  • My Wedding (NOT) Dress

    5/17/2017 11:48:35 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Our Red Hat Chapter is hosting a Victorian Luncheon on June 4, and more than 100 ladies will attend. For our gowns, one woman bought used weddin... Read more

  • Swiss Chard Recipe

    5/16/2017 10:51:59 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Cook a quantity of Swiss Chard in water (I used my crock pot since I was gone most or the day). Add onion and continue to cook. Drain. soften 1... Read more

  • Getting discouraged again

    5/11/2017 10:29:29 PM, by SNAZZYPS

    I have been within my calorie range for almost three weeks and the scale has not moved...in fact IT'S GONE UP A COUPLE POUNDS So discouragin... Read more

  • Mowing Angels

    5/10/2017 11:34:17 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today was the day I get my Social Security, and so I spent some of it. I was surprised at how low the total was since I'm now getting my fruits ... Read more

  • Back Again

    5/9/2017 11:44:58 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Had a lovely trip. The Retreat Center was everything I hoped it would be. Artists can come for a private time to create, or take classes, or gr... Read more

  • Adventure to Leavenworth

    5/8/2017 7:54:16 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    A friend from church and I drove over to Leavenworth this morning. There's a Retreat here called Grunewald Guild that merges Creativity and Spir... Read more

  • The Results?

    5/7/2017 9:58:12 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    As most of you know, I've taken on my son's Vegan Challenge for the month of April to see if my total Cholesterol level would go down. I got my ... Read more

  • Happy Friday

    5/5/2017 11:35:25 AM, by MAMAJGEO

    It hasn't been the best week. Not the worst, but not the best. I've found the days I really focus on eating a healthy breakfast I do a lot bette... Read more

  • I'm NOT a Blogger

    5/2/2017 11:53:32 PM, by SNAZZYPS

    So if you visit my blogs you will tell that I'm not a fan of blogging, but sometimes I feel I need to touch base with friends near and far. ... Read more

  • Day two

    5/2/2017 12:40:55 AM, by MAMAJGEO

    It's the end of day two and I'm hanging on. It was a crazy busy day, as Monday's usually are, and I didn't make the best food choices. I did stay... Read more

  • April 30

    4/30/2017 10:49:51 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    This is the last day of April. Time for some decisions and actions. I'm moving on in my life and in my life here on Spark. In everything I do I... Read more

  • Vegan Matters

    4/26/2017 2:39:58 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I'm realizing I have been fighting frustration over using Spark for Vegan recipes. Actually, I'm finding being a vegan quite delightful. I don'... Read more

  • Just wondering...

    4/22/2017 10:35:30 PM, by JUDDLL

    Ok so I'm in my first big stall. I haven't lost weight since December. I'm ok with that. December was my one year since surgery and including the... Read more

  • Change of Plans

    4/20/2017 6:40:09 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    No Weavers Guild after all. My youngest daughter fell to the floor when her Caregiver was transferring her out of bed to the wheelchair yesterda... Read more

  • Less Stress Talk to Myself

    4/18/2017 9:16:40 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today I'm going to the dentist at 8 am and then get my hair cut at 10 am. My Needlework Group at the Senior Center starts at 1 pm. Last week I ... Read more

  • Good News

    4/15/2017 1:16:06 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    When I found out the BOD POD readings yesterday, it decided the question. Vegan for the rest of the month, at least. The last bod pod readings... Read more

  • To Vegan or Not to Vegan

    4/14/2017 9:59:22 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Yesterday I had a one-on-one consult with Suzi at the Army Wellness Center. I was able to show her my SparkPeople Nutrition and she looked over ... Read more

  • Back Injury is NOT Spirit Injury!

    4/8/2017 3:03:04 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    Sooo, I hurt my back at work. It was not lifting believe it or not. It was a fall through a broken pallet while up in the air on a forklift. Read more

  • Preparing for the Future

    4/8/2017 9:32:34 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Since my husband died in July, I've taken on the dual task of preparing for the future as a single woman AND preparing the way for my children to... Read more

  • Dom

    4/4/2017 1:28:39 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Saturday was race day--Run Like a Fool 5K. It was raining somewhat as I drove over to my daughter's house...not unusual for the Pacific Northwes... Read more

  • My First Day as a Vegan

    3/31/2017 5:25:10 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I was amazed at how easily yesterday went. I had figured out my breakfast, I wanted to make a hash. Then I realized that cheese and eggs were ... Read more

  • Vegan?

    3/29/2017 12:08:03 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    My son came from South Carolina to celebrate his youngest sister's birthday. He comes every year, from wherever he lives. It's always great to ... Read more

  • Exchange Student

    3/26/2017 10:35:15 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I've been wondering about sharing my house with someone. My grandson was living with my husband and me (in the garage) for a year before DH died... Read more

  • emWAVE

    3/25/2017 9:29:44 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    On Friday I had a new experience I'd recommend to all of you. Basically, it's a massage chair. Now, I've done that before, and really enjoyed i... Read more

  • Spring, the Perfect Season to Set New Goals

    3/19/2017 2:38:17 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    So, Spring is right around the corner! I just got finished with the Winter challenge. I lost about 18 pounds (close to the 10% I was going for). ... Read more

  • I'm a Weaver Again

    3/17/2017 6:14:43 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Went to Weavers Guild today. That group is so spirited...it makes me smile just thinking of all the wonderful ladies (and a few gents). They ev... Read more

  • Two Puzzles

    3/13/2017 7:45:48 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Last week I had the Bod Pod done. It's like a space capsule you sit in for five minutes while the machines measure the fat and muscle in your bo... Read more

  • A Small World

    3/9/2017 8:34:22 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    My middle daughter and I went to a town 30 miles away today. We had been told this coin shop was the best around. After showing some of my husb... Read more

  • New Blood Pressure Plan

    3/6/2017 7:03:57 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    I took the book "Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally" back to the Library today. I'd renewed it twice and reached the limit. In the meantime, I... Read more

  • Starting over again

    3/5/2017 9:59:23 PM, by PENONE

    Starting over again soon right now taking the time to get meal plan in order and exercise plan too... Read more

  • Birthday Party

    3/4/2017 10:20:50 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    This morning I needed Spark Coach. The subject was "Saboteurs". I'm going out of my comfort zone for a good friend. I needed that reminder to ... Read more

  • You Can Too!

    2/26/2017 2:59:20 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    Well, I finally got a full weekend off. The whole weekend! Yesterday I tutored but then went for a nice walk with my wife/partner (whichever i ch... Read more

  • Friendship Day

    2/24/2017 11:06:16 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today is my "Friendship" Day. Starting with chest exercises to help my rotater cuffs work well, then visiting a friend who will help me get star... Read more

  • It's Working!

    2/21/2017 10:27:07 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    About six weeks ago I signed up at the Army Wellness Center at Ft. Lewis (now called JBLM) for their weightloss program. I know, I've maintained... Read more

  • Living Nightmare

    2/18/2017 10:56:53 AM, by PATTI_PAL1

    What a nightmare..my alcoholic daughter forced her way into the house and wouldn't leave. I had to call the police. Sleep-deprived and still sh... Read more

  • Moving Day...Phase II

    2/13/2017 11:18:15 PM, by PATTI_PAL1

    Today was moving day. To my middle daughter to hand off my loveseat and shelf for her in her new apartment....to the Equipment Bank to pick up t... Read more

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