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  • My workout friend

    8/28/2015 10:39:44 AM, by VDALE4

    My Friend and I working out together at the Gym. She was on the Elliptical and I was on the Concept 2. This is the end of our 3rd month, going 3... Read more

  • NSV

    8/28/2015 10:32:21 AM, by 2MUCHFLUFF

    My company brings in donuts and muffins on Fridays. I am pretty good at avoiding them unless I have to go downstairs for something. This mornin... Read more

  • 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

  • it's friday

    8/28/2015 8:12:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! another month is winding down and a new one starts next week. i am looking forward to it. my daughter is ready to go back to... Read more

  • Hello!!!!

    8/28/2015 6:27:18 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    GOOD MORNING, my wonderful Sparkfriends!!!! I love you all! You all are GREAT!!! Thank to all of you who reached out to me during my absence... Read more

  • Clutter

    8/28/2015 5:34:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    Clutter on my desk. So much stuff of little importance. It is time for me to find a place for clutter So that it does not clutter my min... Read more

  • Welcome to my weekend

    8/28/2015 3:50:40 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    It's almost 2am, and I can't seem to get comfortable enough to sleep. I am having a case of heartburn that won't go away. Read more

  • Thankful

    8/27/2015 8:51:43 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • I Must Confess

    8/27/2015 7:02:02 PM, by TEXASLYNN

    I didn't do a blessed thing worthwhile today. Mom and I went on a little road trip, ate Mexican food at the Jalapeno Tree in Jacksonville, Texas ... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    8/27/2015 9:03:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a sunny and nice summer day here today. my daughter and i will be going to the local park in a while. it is something we both enjoy doing. i got ... 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

  • Last post from the Aloha state~

    8/27/2015 5:43:06 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    As much as we both enjoyed the week here it is time to move to destination #2 Sydney! Thank you higher power for the adjustment lol. The SO ... Read more

  • 10 Long,Slow Breaths

    8/27/2015 5:31:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    10 long, slow breaths Several times a day I stop a short break and take 10 long, slow breaths. Read more

  • Wonderful, Delicious Rain

    8/26/2015 8:38:24 PM, by TEXASLYNN

    Cooled everything down to manageable. I can actually enjoy my bonus days off and do a bit of garden work tomorrow. Or not. I have a bit of a... Read more

  • Dear Web Page Designer,

    8/26/2015 2:43:48 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Dear Sparkpeople web designer(s) - QUIT REDESIGNING! It has taken me a while to get used to the redesign of a few months ago. Still not keen on... Read more

  • We must believe

    8/26/2015 1:34:41 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Back again from our quick trip ~ to Texas

    8/26/2015 10:46:04 AM, by VDALE4

    It was nice to be in my Home State of Texas, it will always be my Dear Home, and I enjoyed every minute of my time there. I loved it even though ... Read more

  • Back to Spark

    8/26/2015 9:16:06 AM, by 2MUCHFLUFF

    I left Spark to go to Weight Watchers thinking accountability to someone else would help me. After spending way too much money for a program I w... 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

  • it's wednesday

    8/26/2015 8:40:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    another cool summer day here today. the party for all of the kids who took part in the summer reading club is this daughter will def... Read more

  • Quick update!

    8/26/2015 5:39:52 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    The SO figured out Hanauma Bay was closed Tuesdays so we pushed it up a day, we'll go early and come back by mid-afternoon. I am picking up my br... Read more

  • Finding -MY- Balance

    8/26/2015 5:26:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    Balancing work and life is no simple task. Yesterday... Read more

  • Oh Wait; There's Hope Yet!

    8/25/2015 7:58:50 PM, by TEXASLYNN

    We got one of those gully-washer rains this morning and things cooled down significantly. 88 degrees with a gentle breeze-perfect weather in my b... 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

  • My Fall 10-Day Challenges

    8/25/2015 11:35:29 AM, by SOOKIE

    As I prepare to head into vacation mode … less than 4 days to go! Woo Hoo! I am thinking ahead for when I return home - core challenge. The m... Read more

  • Carry on

    8/25/2015 10:01:56 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • 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

  • Inch by inch...

    8/25/2015 5:44:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Inch by inch, anything's a cinch! I am making the smallest of changes, in hopes that my husband will be willing to make and keep those commit... Read more

  • The tragedy

    8/24/2015 11:02:57 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • 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

  • Definitely Wishful Thinking

    8/24/2015 6:28:53 PM, by TEXASLYNN

    Walked out of the unit today to 103 and the interior of my truck did not cool down until I was halfway home-think about 10 miles. It is cloudy wi... Read more

  • it's monday

    8/24/2015 12:46:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    i heard back from a place where i applied for a job. so i promptly called them back. in the meantime, i am still looking for a job. i am keeping ... Read more

  • Hawaii more...

    8/24/2015 12:01:13 PM, by MYAKAYAH

    I am in Hawaii still and figured it was time for a check in. The past few days have gone well and have been planning for good exercise and food, ... Read more

  • Capsule Wardrobe

    8/24/2015 11:38:14 AM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Anyone on here do the 'capsule wardrobe' thing? I've been reading quite a bit about it lately. It must be part of the simplifying your life thi... Read more

  • Seventh Week Complete

    8/24/2015 7:50:34 AM, by MATTD63

    One of my rotating motivation messages this morning is: "It doesn't matter how slow you are going, as long as you keep going" That rea... Read more

  • Hi Sparkfriends!!!! I'm baaaaacckkkk!!!!!

    8/24/2015 6:07:48 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    Whew! Life has been CRAZY!!! I've dealt with the death of a parent, a wonderful vacay, professional transitions, and starting a new business... Read more

  • First Day Back

    8/24/2015 5:33:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    First day back from a great summer, and time to refocus my attention on teaching once again! I have to remind myself of how much I love to teach... Read more

  • Canning day

    8/23/2015 10:47:06 PM, by BACKTOBASICSTR

    I needed to get tomatoes for my tomato paste...I went to a local flee market, and, got a 20 lb box for $15. !! Good deal! Once I got home, I go... Read more

  • 24 questions to focus on when I tend to overeat. From Judith S. Beck.

    8/23/2015 8:46:49 PM, by CTUPTON

    Note: I saw this in a spark friend's blog. I found it very useful. My own responses are shown. All the Beck books are about Cognitive Behavi... Read more

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