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  • Erma Bombeck

    11/25/2015 9:14:09 AM, by MOMMA_BEAR_69

    Erma Bombeck was an American humorist who achieved great popularity for her newspaper column that described suburban home life from the mid-1960s... Read more

  • Just do your best

    11/11/2015 9:39:46 AM, by MOMMA_BEAR_69

    You're moving forward! There are times when you may feel stalled or stuck, like you're just spinning your wheels. But even then, there is so muc... Read more

  • Candy Temptations

    10/22/2015 3:22:32 PM, by 56ROSE

    Well, I succumbed to Whoppers, Milk Duds, and Twizzlers. The really good news is: It was actually disappointing! I think I can do wi... Read more

  • Sad Day

    10/10/2015 7:45:01 PM, by 56ROSE

    Our old cat, Butters, is still not doing well. He is losing weight; not eating or drinking much. We decided to give him pain medic... Read more

  • Mediterranean Struggles

    10/3/2015 11:55:17 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, I'm supposed to limit my red meat to one serving a month. Since I'm not a meat fan, I thought this would be relatively easy... not so! The "n... Read more

  • Mediterranean Musings

    9/24/2015 1:40:38 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, I've been fascinated with the Mediterranean diet for some time now. It incorporates so many of the foods that I like such as dairy, olives, w... Read more

  • Life Lessons

    9/18/2015 10:03:01 PM, by 56ROSE

    This has been a really hard, depressing week. Our old cat, Butters, has been to the Vet several times this week (twice just for hydration). He is... Read more

  • Plans Change

    9/12/2015 9:45:59 PM, by 56ROSE

    It's often said that "change is the only constant in life". We had planned a getaway for this weekend but our old cat, Butters, was obviously not... Read more

  • Farmers Markets vs. Pick your own onsite

    9/12/2015 7:11:21 PM, by WESTCHESTERGAL

    I live near NYC and just returned from a 2 week vacation in upstate New York. This is my opinion on the difference regarding the title topic. I... Read more

  • A Chill is in the Air

    9/5/2015 2:20:07 PM, by 56ROSE

    It is afternoon here in Boise and the temp remains in the 50's. I really do love the cooler weather but sometimes it is hard to adjust from the h... Read more

  • Fall is in the Air (and smoke!)

    8/28/2015 12:04:03 PM, by 56ROSE

    We have been under a hazardous air quality warning for almost 2 weeks now due to the smoke from multiple statewide (Idaho) fires. UGH! Luckily, I... Read more


    8/14/2015 8:49:56 AM, by MOMMA_BEAR_69

    Success is not an exclusive club. There is no secret handshake, code or test, and you don't need someone else or convince anyone you're worthy t... Read more

  • You just might be able to do it

    7/26/2015 5:19:37 PM, by ROBBIEMARIE

    A few months ago at our monthly card club meeting (aka gab fest) a couple of friends and I started questioning whether we could do a triathlon or... Read more

  • Happy 36th Birthday to my beautiful daughter Richelle!!!

    7/13/2015 8:24:16 AM, by MOMMA_BEAR_69

    Happy, Happy Birthday Richelle!!! (POOH_BEAR_69 on SP) It is so hard to believe that it was 36 years ago the Lord blessed me with my second beaut... Read more

  • Types of jobs & facing adjustments

    6/27/2015 9:25:25 PM, by WESTCHESTERGAL

    My husband & I have been thru a lot the last 2 yrs. Caring for his father for 5 months, then suddenly he falls out of bed, in the hospital for a... Read more

  • Thanks YICHE12 for sharing this. It's worth a try! Check it out everyone!

    6/1/2015 9:37:58 PM, by EH932011

    I found this post and thought I would try this. Anybody else want to try it, feel free. It came from a sparkpeople member. It would be good f... Read more

  • Road Trip

    5/30/2015 9:33:39 PM, by 56ROSE

    We arrived home Thursday evening after spending 2 nights/1 day in Bend, Oregon, at our timeshare resort. We spent 3+ hours at the High Desert Mus... Read more

  • 500 Days Milestone...

    5/26/2015 1:31:16 AM, by FVUSCMOM

    Today marks 500 days of SparkPeople in my life. When I started out as an irritated, 225 pound, obese woman sixteen months ago, I was skeptical t... Read more

  • Learning SparkPeople in increments works...

    5/24/2015 11:19:07 AM, by FVUSCMOM

    Learning Sparkpeople tools, even just setting up the start page, took time. I did it in small increments. First, I told myself to start with just... Read more

  • And The Fun Continues!

    5/20/2015 1:57:55 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, just when I started feeling better after dealing with flu symptoms for over 2 weeks, my husband & I are hit by the stomach flu (IE FOOD POISO... Read more

  • Keeping it Off

    5/16/2015 11:09:31 PM, by 56ROSE

    I was fortunate to lose almost 3 lbs while sick with the flu recently. My challenge now is to keep those pounds from creeping back. So far, so go... Read more

  • When it Rains, It Pours!

    5/7/2015 2:13:48 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, I've been dealing with the flu bug for over a week now. It just seems to linger on & on. A few days ago, I noticed that my right ankle was sw... Read more

  • Sneak Attack

    5/2/2015 5:07:25 PM, by 56ROSE

    I've been sick with the flu this week. For the past several years (5?), I've been faithful about getting my flu shot with good results. Well, thi... Read more

  • Self Awareness

    4/25/2015 8:59:32 PM, by 56ROSE

    Well, I didn't make it through Vegan Week, but, truthfully, I'm ok with that. I'm beginning to understand my nutritional needs better and that's ... Read more

  • A little goal accomplished

    4/21/2015 9:10:58 AM, by ROBBIEMARIE

    I'm not much of a blogger but yesterday one of the goals I set for the day led a fellow sparker (Karen42boys) to ask me to post my result. ... Read more

  • Vegan Week

    4/17/2015 12:58:23 PM, by 56ROSE

    Vegan Week, sponsored by Compassion over Killing, is fast approaching and I will be participating again this year. Last year, I avoided meat for ... Read more

  • Although a loser, I am definitely a big winner!!!

    4/16/2015 10:19:37 AM, by MOMMA_BEAR_69

    It has been a long time and a lot of work including tracking my nutrition and... Read more

  • Finishing What I Started!

    4/14/2015 4:58:47 PM, by BLUJADED

    So. I was reading through various blogs yesterday (instead of getting things done around the house, of course!), when a member blogged about star... Read more

  • This is My Motivation!

    4/13/2015 2:32:46 PM, by BLUJADED

    The scale is not moving nearly as fast as I'd like, but that's OK because I'm seeing and feeling the changes that I want - regardless of what the... Read more

  • It's Been Awhile

    4/13/2015 6:50:04 AM, by THRIVINGLEE

    Haven't blogged in a while, mostly because of sharing the computer with hubby and he has been working early mornings. How does one get self moti... Read more

  • An Easter Blessing

    4/6/2015 4:57:52 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, I'm on my way! I made it through Easter with no weight gain! Now, the next challenge is my Birthday this Thursday and then a get away weekend... Read more

  • Spring is Here

    4/6/2015 6:13:02 AM, by THRIVINGLEE

    As the seasons change, how does this shape our views, behaviors or choices. Spring is always a time of renewed life, the flowers are blooming an... Read more

  • My Feelings

    3/31/2015 1:38:49 PM, by 56ROSE

    This is so beautifully stated and expresses why I love animals! • via Animals Australia • Because they bring us joy. Because they ar... Read more

  • Monday Monday

    3/30/2015 5:56:20 AM, by THRIVINGLEE

    Thinking about this past week and I'm ready for today! I will be traveling mid-week and busy at work now. I really worked my business this week... Read more

  • Big Challenges Ahead

    3/28/2015 4:21:25 PM, by 56ROSE

    So , the Spring 5% Challenge begins April 4th, followed the next day by Easter, then my 65th Birthday on April 9th, and finally, an out of town t... Read more

  • So Proud

    3/28/2015 8:02:09 AM, by THRIVINGLEE

    I just need to brag! My daughter a freshman in college is leading a team in a dance a thon. It's called Knight Thon at University of Central Fl... Read more

  • Hump Day

    3/25/2015 6:29:58 AM, by THRIVINGLEE

    Today is mid week accountability. So how are we doing? What I realize is that my workdays are better for me. I get home at night and I'm less ... Read more

  • Start with a Smile

    3/24/2015 6:33:04 AM, by THRIVINGLEE

    How do we view the world? If we start with a smile, it helps see things in a different light. Our days are often an accumulation of interaction... Read more

  • Consistency

    3/23/2015 6:10:15 AM, by THRIVINGLEE

    I saw a post from my dear friend and it was just one word - CONSISTENCY!! Is that what we strive for? The buy in on a daily basis? It is the c... Read more

  • Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment!

    3/21/2015 10:21:32 AM, by 56ROSE

    My Commitment : 30-45 Minutes 5x/Week Stationary Bike: 10-15 Minutes Stretching: 5-10 Minutes Walking: 15-20 Minutes <... Read more

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