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No one else but me...
4/14/2014 2:08:06 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I am not doing this for anyone else, and no one else is making me do this…No one else made me eat all of that lovely food, and choose not to exercise....  Read more

FVUSCMOM

NSV
4/13/2014 11:09:10 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I wrote an affirmative blog post that SP made vanish when I hit submit. It returned me to a blank blog screen. Instead you are left to wonder......  Read more

FVUSCMOM

I'm JUGGLING!!!
4/12/2014 9:30:09 AM,  11 COMMENTS

I'm so excited! I think I've finally learned to juggle! Despite my Birthday week that included carrot cake, ice cream, coconut shrimp, fries, etc. , I...  Read more

56ROSE

With regard to tracking nutrition...
4/4/2014 9:50:10 PM,  7 COMMENTS

From our 40_something group with 50-99 pounds to lose... My response to the topic of tracking calories grew to be too long, so I decided to post it...  Read more

FVUSCMOM

Snack Bin Experiment
4/2/2014 1:30:00 PM,  11 COMMENTS

The Spring 5% Challenge starts this Saturday. I'm trying to figure out how to deal with my inevitable cravings and need to graze. I've decided to crea...  Read more

56ROSE

Another great day with Richelle and Liam. PTL for my many blessings!!!
3/25/2014 9:58:57 PM,  24 COMMENTS

Liam enjoying his bath time with his daddy. Liam's priceless expression when I was talking with him and singing hymns to him today. I...  Read more

MOMMA_BEAR_69

5% Spring Challenge Exercise Commitment
3/24/2014 11:50:35 AM,  9 COMMENTS

My exercise plan is to gradually increase my time on the stationary bike from 10 minutes to 15 minutes daily. I will also work to increase walking tim...  Read more

56ROSE

I Did It!
3/21/2014 12:45:17 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Yesterday, March 20th, was "Go Meatless" day... otherwise known as The Great American Meatout Day. I took the pledge several weeks ago. I'm happy to s...  Read more

56ROSE

Celebrating 20 Pounds less...
3/16/2014 12:59:02 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I wanted to celebrate 20 pounds less on the actual date that it happened with something fun that I have never done before. Thank goodness I reached...  Read more

FVUSCMOM

Another Blog
3/14/2014 9:56:21 PM,  2 COMMENTS

As a Community Team Member, one of my responsibilities is to write a weekly blog. Sounds easy, right? Then, why do I struggle so much with this? First...  Read more

56ROSE

ENJOY my picture blog of Liam and McKenzie
3/10/2014 10:23:41 PM,  28 COMMENTS

McKenzie enjoying holding Liam. She just loves him!!! McKenzie trying to make Liam laugh. McKenzie trying...  Read more

MOMMA_BEAR_69

Saving the date...
3/10/2014 1:23:57 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I became a certified open water SCUBA diver at 47 over the summer of 2013. It was something just for me. It gave me the confidence and the motiva...  Read more

FVUSCMOM

First week back on SP
2/8/2014 3:22:04 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Been reading other people's blogs and feeling a little bummed out that I am not very eloquent at expressing myself, but thought, what the heck, I need...  Read more

GRANDMAMEEKO

THANK YOU SPARK FRIENDS!!!
2/3/2014 10:38:22 PM,  26 COMMENTS

Just want to say a great big THANK YOU to all who saw my pictures of Liam and read my blogs! Your support (no matter how big or small) is appreciate...  Read more

MOMMA_BEAR_69

Recent pictures of Liam...Part 2
1/27/2014 8:51:19 PM,  25 COMMENTS

With the continuing extremely cold temperatures all our area schools have cancelled classes for tomorrow as well as all the Pittsburgh schools. Even...  Read more

MOMMA_BEAR_69

Recent pictures of Liam...Part 1
1/26/2014 7:47:05 PM,  20 COMMENTS

Just a quick update. First many of you know that the temperatures are below zero with colder than ever wind chill temperature. The weather man said i...  Read more

MOMMA_BEAR_69

Recent pictures of Liam...Part 1
1/26/2014 7:47:04 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Just a quick update. First many of you know that the temperatures are below zero with colder than ever wind chill temperature. The weather man said i...  Read more

MOMMA_BEAR_69

Adventures from the DARK SIDE!!!
1/19/2014 9:03:30 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Wooo HOOOO make it my first work week on the darkside working 6pm - 6am... yes 12 hours 3 nights a week... love the peaceful change of...  Read more

LEEPFROG95

Winter is back in Southwestern PA!!!
1/18/2014 9:36:26 PM,  24 COMMENTS

This beautiful picture was taken by my dear friend Patty this morning. This is an example of what all the areas around us looks like today. ...  Read more

MOMMA_BEAR_69

you have to P L A N it.......to MAKE it !!
1/14/2014 10:46:49 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Planning has to be apart of every great idea, goal, dream, wish and in this case a task. To attain the goal you must first set a plan of steps, a game...  Read more

LEEPFROG95

January 11, 2014 Memories...
1/11/2014 5:15:17 PM,  18 COMMENTS

The best way to start my day!!! I saw this and it brought back many memories. I am sure many mothers will relate to this. We are havi...  Read more

MOMMA_BEAR_69

DARK SIDE here I come...
1/5/2014 4:50:15 PM,  2 COMMENTS

31 8 31 31 8 31 I have been traded to the night shift .... will be starting 1/16 and working 36 hours which = 3 ~ 12 hour nights just the...  Read more

LEEPFROG95

~~1/2~~
1/1/2014 8:45:01 PM,  2 COMMENTS

249 January.... so nice to see you again... already.. didnt you just leave like a week ago where has the time gone. 198 I was going to do so m...  Read more

LEEPFROG95

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!!!
12/31/2013 11:25:27 PM,  19 COMMENTS

Wishing everyone a happy new year, full of success, love, health, wealth and joy!!! Be sure to tell your loved ones how much they mean to y...  Read more

MOMMA_BEAR_69

QUICK FIRE !!
12/28/2013 9:28:26 PM,  2 COMMENTS

HELLO Spark Quick Fire Team Mates.... As we move into the New Year 2014, we face are new challenges together. To reach our goals we make changes...  Read more

LEEPFROG95

Merry Christmas!!!
12/25/2013 11:13:33 PM,  17 COMMENTS

Merry Christmas from the Kirby's... Make sure you count your blessings twice and praise God for the miracles He has provided you and yours. Altho...  Read more

MOMMA_BEAR_69

Prayers needed...
12/16/2013 8:38:09 PM,  42 COMMENTS

My nephew Shannon will be having his eye saving surgery Tuesday morning scheduled for 8:00 - 8:30. I was talking with my sister-in-law earlier this...  Read more

MOMMA_BEAR_69

UPDATE ON SHANNON...PTL!!!
12/6/2013 6:29:18 PM,  20 COMMENTS

Shannon got the good news that his surgery will be within the next two weeks!!!!!!! Awesome news!!!! Shannon and Lisa went to dinner to celeb...  Read more

MOMMA_BEAR_69

Liam...
12/5/2013 8:12:01 PM,  21 COMMENTS

Liam is two weeks old today. He is such a blessing and a miracle which God has seen fit to bless our lives with. As his pediatrician sa...  Read more

MOMMA_BEAR_69

A Soldier's Poem for Christmas
12/4/2013 11:06:33 AM,  16 COMMENTS

I believe this started last year and it touched my heart deeply. With the Christmas season upon us, I wanted to share it again. Thank you to the soldi...  Read more

MOMMA_BEAR_69

wow it is almost 2014
12/3/2013 8:22:48 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Here we are at the end of yet a another year, I have been a Team Leader on the Quick Fire team since 10/09 and there are days that I have missed ev...  Read more

LEEPFROG95

Picture blog of my new Grandson...Liam!!!
12/1/2013 7:15:59 PM,  32 COMMENTS

Picture blog of Richelle and Joe's baby boy...Liam... Born Nov. 21, 2013...length 18.5 inches and weight 6 pounds 4 ounces. Such a beautiful baby b...  Read more

MOMMA_BEAR_69

Asking for prayers for Richelle. Update on Shannon.
11/27/2013 10:23:57 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Sorry it's been so long with no updates. Shannon came home on Monday. All his tests came back normal so now we just have to wait for an appointment...  Read more

MOMMA_BEAR_69

Prayers needed for Shannon, please.
11/20/2013 8:16:51 PM,  30 COMMENTS

Prayers please. My nephew, Shannon Gaines is in the hospital with elevated cardiac enzymes. That is all I know for now. He had pains on Saturday and...  Read more

MOMMA_BEAR_69

McKenzie enjoyed Halloween!!!
11/7/2013 10:20:17 PM,  18 COMMENTS

McKenzie didn't go trick or treating this year. Instead she chose to dress up and distribute goodies to the children who came to her grandmothers hou...  Read more

MOMMA_BEAR_69

Things are looking up...
11/4/2013 9:14:45 PM,  16 COMMENTS

I have been dealing with a severe sore throat (feels like it full of broken glass) since Saturday, heavy and annoying coughing, runny nose and watery...  Read more

MOMMA_BEAR_69

Moov-ing in or moov-ing on?
10/9/2013 9:06:49 PM,  20 COMMENTS

Although the freshman moved into the Waynesburg University in August, an unusual arrival appear on the college campus on Monday. A large black...  Read more

MOMMA_BEAR_69

Started on a New Team today:
10/6/2013 4:27:57 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I joined a new spark team today called "http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups
_individual.asp?gid=51755" and I feel they can be really helpful...  Read more

DEFLO31313

Fixing the Ranger brakes...maybe!?!?
10/2/2013 11:04:56 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Ken and I have been replacing and working on the brakes on his Ford Ranger for the past two weeks. This week has been spent on trying to bleed them...  Read more

MOMMA_BEAR_69

2013 Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Plan
9/30/2013 1:08:26 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I will continue with my goal to exercise 150 minutes/weekly to include stretching, walking, riding stationary bike, and occasional DVD's. I will track...  Read more

56ROSE

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