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  • Thankful It Wasn't Worse

    12/26/2014 11:45:56 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Celebrated Christmas with my kids and their kids, one of whom was throwing up and had a 102 fever (poor baby! He's usually Go-Go-Go, and this tim... Read more

  • Merry Christmas!

    12/25/2014 8:52:20 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I hope that all of you have a blessed day, full of love and peace and joy. Jesus is the reason for the season.... Read more

  • Christmas Eve Surprise

    12/24/2014 11:57:11 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I bought gasoline at $2.059 per gallon! and in one gas station in town it was under $2.00 per gallon!!! What a nice unexpected surprise!... Read more

  • I Love My Family

    12/22/2014 10:36:12 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I get to spend the day with my family, or at least part of it, today. My mom, my siblings, and my kids and grandkids will be there, (most of... Read more

  • Family Time

    12/21/2014 10:46:05 PM, by MCJULIEO

    My niece was married this afternoon, one of those rare Sunday afternoon weddings, and it was held in an old farm house way out in the country out... Read more

  • Happy and Sad

    12/20/2014 11:17:55 PM, by HOUK46

    Having a difficult time with Christmas this year. It is usually a favorite time of the year for me , but for some reason feeling a little down ... Read more

  • Milestone

    12/20/2014 9:45:06 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I just passed the 200,000 Spark point barrier! And I'm still overweight. But less overweight. But I've now, after previous years o... Read more

  • Hardly Anything Cuter

    12/19/2014 2:47:18 PM, by MCJULIEO

    We attended a pre-school Christmas program last night, and those 2, 3, 4, and 5 year olds were criminally adorable.... The audience had been warn... Read more

  • saving calories

    12/18/2014 10:47:34 PM, by IMPERIODEE

    i am heading to a Christmas party later this afternoon. i know i should not overeat and go beyond my calorie range. so i am now trying my best to... Read more

  • Day 1

    12/18/2014 6:44:25 PM, by SWEETJAINE

    A couple of hours ago, I had a follow-up appointment with my doctor to get the results of the bloodwork they did last week. Not only was I shock... Read more

  • Dither Mode

    12/18/2014 11:00:05 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Holiday Season. So much to do. Mother is coming. It's time to stop dithering!... Read more

  • Still Wondering

    12/17/2014 10:32:12 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Saw a real live SWAT team, or as close to it as I've ever been, in action today, but I don't know what was going on.... maybe will find out on th... Read more

  • Luncheon, then Other Activities

    12/16/2014 11:58:21 PM, by MCJULIEO

    My beloved buddies from our Craft Play Day group decided to go out to lunch today, rather than actually doing some crafts...I am so grateful to h... Read more

  • Yikes! Mom is Coming!

    12/15/2014 8:53:56 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I have one week to get ready for my mother and her best friend coming to spend the night for two nights! If I become scarce around SP, it's ... Read more

  • 'Tis the Season!

    12/15/2014 12:15:11 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Went to a Christmas program at a big Baptist church here in Houston this afternoon, with a full choir (probably about 200 voices, and a full orch... Read more

  • Along for the Ride

    12/13/2014 10:43:30 PM, by MCJULIEO

    My older brother was driving today (in Houston) in his new car, a fancy one with all sorts of fancy special features, as we were trying to get to... Read more

  • Win Some, Lose Some, Win Some

    12/12/2014 10:47:10 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Brought ALL of my Cookie Swap cookies to my mom, except ONE which I did eat and enjoy... so it was a great victory.... BUT, for dinner tonig... Read more

  • need to exercise

    12/12/2014 7:23:54 PM, by IMPERIODEE

    i have been trying to cut down my calorie intake for almost 3 weeks. so far, i have been quite successful. however, i have not stated exercising ... Read more

  • Cookie Swap

    12/11/2014 10:27:05 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Danger! Danger! Christmasl Cookie Swap Ahead! Today is the annual church ladies cookie swap.... Everybody brings 4 dozen cookies. Everybody ... Read more

  • How to Deal With Stress

    12/10/2014 10:05:25 AM, by MCJULIEO

    This seemed particularly timely just now... https://www.youtube.com/
    watch?v=35T8wtmTbVg Edit: I don't know why ... Read more

  • special day

    12/9/2014 6:28:20 PM, by IMPERIODEE

    today is my birthday. i am very thankful for all the joys and challenges i have faced this year. i look forward to a slimmer and happier me soon ... Read more

  • Christmas is near!

    12/8/2014 5:49:40 PM, by IMPERIODEE

    Have a meaningful Christmas, dear spark friends!... Read more

  • Best Birthday Present Ever!

    12/8/2014 11:32:04 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I had a birthday last week, and my grown kids offered to take me out to eat (that's a story in itself) but I drove up to Austin to rendezvous wit... Read more

  • moving on to week 3

    12/7/2014 2:30:52 PM, by IMPERIODEE

    today is the start of another week towards lifestyle change. i know it would be challenging as i will have dinner with family at a chinese restau... Read more

  • end of week 2

    12/6/2014 10:20:33 PM, by IMPERIODEE

    i checked the scale to see my progress this week. sadly, the scale still showed the same number. i know i should not be discouraged. i should foc... Read more

  • No Place Like Home

    12/6/2014 4:11:06 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I live in the heart of Texas, a beautiful tourist destination between San Antonio and Austin.... and this place is full of "colorful" characters,... Read more

  • i hope this is the start of something really nice

    12/4/2014 8:36:02 PM, by IMPERIODEE

    little by little, i have been seeing improvement in my food choices, in my clothes, and in how i feel about myself. i have not lost a lot of poun... Read more

  • More on Technology

    12/4/2014 12:05:15 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I know there's a proverb which that says 'To err is human,' but a human error is nothing to what a computer can do if it tries. ― Agat... Read more

  • scale not moving

    12/3/2014 5:29:38 PM, by IMPERIODEE

    i don't want to feel discouraged, but the scale does not seem to cooperate with me. i know i should not rely on it too much to measure my progres... Read more

  • A Few More on Technology

    12/2/2014 2:30:38 PM, by MCJULIEO

    The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do. B. F. Skinner Television has changed the American child from an irresis... Read more

  • Cyber Monday

    12/1/2014 11:46:35 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Well, ITRIED to take advantage of Cyber Monday, and I carefully scanned lots of websites looking for stuff that I couldn't live without , but cam... Read more

  • pants size

    12/1/2014 12:51:56 PM, by IMPERIODEE

    the pants i was wearing yesterday was a bit loose. yahoo!!! great sign! i should not stop, right? let's go sparkpeople!!!... Read more

  • Small Progress

    12/1/2014 12:09:06 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Small progress is still PROGRESS, right??? For once, I had the right kind of light bulbs in the right size in the right wattage and a ladder... Read more

  • i want my confidence back

    11/29/2014 6:48:37 PM, by IMPERIODEE

    this weight problem has really damaged my confidence. i will get it back really soon.... Read more

  • No, my booty is up here...

    11/29/2014 2:47:17 PM, by WOLFKITTY

    You know that joke about "my eyes are up here, buddy"? Yeah well, I want to tell these pockets that my booty is up higher, stop hanging out... Read more

  • Lack of Blog Access

    11/29/2014 2:30:03 PM, by WOLFKITTY

    I finally downloaded the Spark app again and kind of have access to blogs from my phone (progress!) When Spark converted to make a "mobile" versi... Read more

  • i want this!

    11/28/2014 1:39:28 PM, by IMPERIODEE

    i feel much lighter and confident than the previous days. i am excited to check my weight tomorrow, the end of week one. i hope i can continue to... Read more

  • Decision Time

    11/28/2014 1:06:49 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Do I eat the holiday treats, or do I not? Do I sleep in, or do I get up and get outside for some active time? Do I brave the crowds in ... Read more

  • How'd You Do This Thanksgiving?

    11/27/2014 9:27:24 PM, by MCJULIEO

    There were lots of kinds of food, and lots of each kind, too, but I took small portions of ONLY the things that I knew I liked..... No mashed po... Read more

  • day 5

    11/27/2014 12:56:31 PM, by IMPERIODEE

    i have been eating less than usual. i feel much lighter and motivated to keep on doing this. people at home, especially my mom, have been support... Read more

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