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  • Telling Myself No Again

    6/27/2016 2:03:48 PM, by SUSANNAH31

    Sometimes on a Sunday morning my husband will stop off on his way home from church to get a muffin for me -- a bran muffin, my favorite. I h... Read more

  • Summer Coolers to Drink

    6/22/2016 4:52:04 PM, by SUSANNAH31

    Drinking water is a real staple with me. And especially in summertime, I drink a lot more. Sometimes, it is fun to add some flavoring to the w... Read more

  • Confronting Reality

    6/21/2016 11:47:35 AM, by HARPLUTE

    The other day I had a call from a friend. He is the 80 year old widower of a dear friend. Before she died they moved to be near their daughter ... Read more

  • We Write Our Own Autobiographies

    6/16/2016 10:53:43 AM, by HARPLUTE

    Did you ever stop to think that we write our own biographies? Different, sometimes horrible things happen to us in life but how we react to them... Read more

  • We Cannot Change The Past

    6/15/2016 9:56:35 AM, by HARPLUTE

    I just finished the last book in Elizabeth George's Lynley series, A BANQUET OF CONSEQUENCES. There were a few things at the end that were very p... Read more

  • Going where I never went before

    6/13/2016 7:29:35 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Today I started a new class at my work Fitness Center. It is called W.O.W. Women on weights. All of my previous mistarts into strength training h... Read more

  • I found a Fitbit on my hike

    6/11/2016 11:50:24 AM, by SUEFROMRI

    What would you do? On my hike yesterday I found a Fitbit. I posted an ad on Craigslist."Found Activity Tracker @ Mt Hope Farm. Please iden... Read more

  • Home from a holiday

    6/9/2016 11:46:17 AM, by SUSANNAH31

    During these past 3 weeks, my husband and I went with another couple friend of ours on a river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest (pronounced, I h... Read more

  • Seated Workout

    6/7/2016 4:07:49 PM, by SUEFROMRI

    Nicole's Seated Cardio Workout https://www.youtube.com/
    watch?v=LAeZZbpi8Ow This was a harder workout than I thought ... Read more

  • Ah....

    6/4/2016 6:28:05 PM, by HARPLUTE

    When we moved to this house over 40 years ago we planted some trees. The ones in the front of the house have been good size for several years no... Read more

  • Standing Core exercises

    6/3/2016 11:35:09 AM, by SUEFROMRI

    http://www.sparkpeople.com/res
    ource/motivation_articles.
    asp?id=104 Read this first :) http://www.sparkpeople.c
    om/resource/... Read more

  • No Impact / Low Impact Workouts

    6/2/2016 8:43:33 PM, by SUEFROMRI

    Core Fitness with Anne Pringle Burnell https://www.youtube.com/
    watch?v=SgntOLDrP3w Stronger Seniors Strength ... Read more

  • Oh, Boy!

    6/1/2016 7:26:44 PM, by HARPLUTE

    So today I started to listen to talk shows on Italian radio. My gosh! They spoke so rapidly. The ones who spoke at a "normal" rate were from S... Read more

  • Tiggers and Eeyores

    6/1/2016 3:34:03 PM, by MILLER-S

    I'm fascinated by an article I read today about Tiggers and Eeyores. It was referring to people who are perpetually cheery to the point of being ... Read more

  • What do you do when you have to be off your feet?

    6/1/2016 12:39:29 PM, by SUEFROMRI

    Kinda depressed this week. My handicap placard arrived, so to "prove" to myself that I can still "do it" I went on an easy hike with my friend y... Read more

  • Guys I did it - I finally joined a gym :)))

    6/1/2016 11:48:42 AM, by SPANISHWHISPERS

    So guys I always said to myself that if a gym ever opened up within a realistic distance of my where I lived I would join. So what happens a gym... Read more

  • The Five Most Common Regrets

    5/29/2016 8:35:27 AM, by HARPLUTE

    There was an article in the yahoo features that spoke of the five most common regrets people had at the end of life. I must say I did pretty wel... Read more

  • If I Were Young

    5/22/2016 1:12:08 PM, by HARPLUTE

    The world has change so much over the past 50 years. The seven deadly sins were always there and evil existed in every age. But in the 20th and... Read more

  • I Figured It Out

    5/21/2016 12:37:59 PM, by HARPLUTE

    If you want to put in your two cents about the new format, here's what you do. Go to Community at the top of the page. Click on Message... Read more

  • I Like The Old

    5/20/2016 5:46:52 AM, by HARPLUTE

    I'm not at all happy with this new format of the spark page. How do you give someone a goodie? How do you comment on someone's spark page? How... Read more

  • Relativity

    5/16/2016 8:59:19 PM, by HARPLUTE

    I've been reading a lot over the last 15 months and many of the books I have read have given me pause. Sometimes I think about human nature; oth... Read more

  • This and that

    5/15/2016 3:54:36 PM, by YAKIRA_AVIGAYIL

    I got up this morning and mowed my yard. Takes me between 2-2 1/2 hours to mow. Then I got ambitious and used the weedeater. It was already afte... Read more

  • 82,000 pts

    5/13/2016 1:39:13 PM, by CAPTAINMORGAN2

    Once again i have to remind people that 82,000 points on my page is incorrect. I had 2 errors over 6000 pts and could not delete or correct. I as... Read more

  • A week of triggers

    5/9/2016 9:59:23 AM, by SUSANNAH31

    During this past week I encountered just about all my old triggers when it came to food. And today, at the end of that week, I am happy to say ... Read more

  • How do you change the sign that say lost 20 pounds

    4/25/2016 9:29:23 AM, by KNEWTON11

    On my spark page I have a symbol says lost 20 pounds. I don't know how it change it since I gained all the weight back. I want to start over toda... Read more

  • Found Another Winner

    4/24/2016 3:54:24 PM, by HARPLUTE

    I found another winner recipe, Tuscan Kale soup. Really good. Though I eat soup year round, this would be especially good in winter. 1 t... Read more

  • It Never Ceases To Amaze Me

    4/19/2016 12:20:31 PM, by HARPLUTE

    I studied classical music from my pre-teens to my early twenties. I sang in four languages, worked on my breathing and technique and enjoyed it ... Read more

  • Understanding Maintenance for me

    4/19/2016 12:19:29 AM, by SUSANNAH31

    YO-YO DIETING: taking action when the scale gets to an unacceptable point way beyond the desired weight. Then returning to the old eating habit... Read more

  • Top weight

    4/18/2016 1:51:25 PM, by KNEWTON11

    I got on the scale I'm two pounds from my top weight. I have been eating terrible cookies,chips, and ice cream. Going to the gym this afternoon. ... Read more

  • Reminding myself of a lesson learned

    4/16/2016 3:28:43 PM, by SUSANNAH31

    I've been a member of SP for several years. And I've learned a thing or two about myself during that time. Avoidance behaviors are so easy ... Read more

  • Postage Rates Changing

    4/9/2016 1:44:44 PM, by HARPLUTE

    After tomorrow the postage rate for mailing a letter will go from 49 cents to 47 cents. That's right, the rate is going down. I just learned t... Read more

  • Time To Pull Back

    4/7/2016 2:01:48 PM, by HARPLUTE

    I was really looking for a place to stay for about 4 weeks along the Amalfi coast of Italy. Then it dawned on me: Sometimes the photos look gre... Read more

  • DWD Diamonds

    4/5/2016 8:54:56 PM, by MILLER-S

    I've just been reading blogs from Sparkers who obviously don't have a clue about life with chronic depression who seem to enjoy trashing the blog... Read more

  • Unbelievable!

    4/4/2016 9:11:04 AM, by HARPLUTE

    In 2010, several months before Vic died, we took a road trip in Italy and at some point went to the Amalfi coast. It was early November. The we... Read more

  • How Do I Get Rid of Robocalls?

    4/1/2016 9:11:04 AM, by HARPLUTE

    I posted this on my four teams but didn't get a response. Perhaps someone else out there has a clue. t don't know what it's like for those ... Read more

  • Writing

    3/30/2016 1:20:58 PM, by SUSANNAH31

    Writing blogs here on SP has been one of the most helpful activities for me in my weight loss. The process of writing helped me to focus on both ... Read more

  • Oh, Boy!

    3/21/2016 8:43:03 PM, by HARPLUTE

    Well, I got my taxes done and signed off on them today. Boy, did I have a wake-up call. For years we got a hefty refund check from the Feds and... Read more

  • Great weekend once again

    3/14/2016 5:38:06 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Friday I got the best news! I had a bone density test and the results were normal. All of that yogurt is paying off I guess. On Saturday we start... Read more

  • A pleasant surprise

    3/11/2016 9:00:09 AM, by SUSANNAH31

    Yesterday evening I was dressing for a meeting, and felt my black pants feeling just a little tight. It was discouraging, because I thought I wa... Read more

  • Starting over

    3/9/2016 12:34:51 PM, by KNEWTON11

    I have not been on this site for a long time. I will start tracking and drinking water. I drink to much soda. My weight is up. Starting again.... Read more

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