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  • Snowstorm? It's 80 Degrees Here!

    1/28/2015 12:00:21 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Too warm to wear long pants today..... Everybody who could get away with it was wearing shorts... I got to the Texas Capitol grounds early f... Read more

  • Productive

    1/26/2015 10:48:56 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Today was productive. I didn't even forget my eye doctor's appointment (and was early!) Disassembled a chair that had come unglued with... Read more

  • First blog for 2015

    1/26/2015 4:12:21 AM, by MOM_OF_1

    Well so much for blogging once a month last year. I just couldn't keep up with everything. It was another busy year, I will try to get you all up... Read more

  • It's Always Something

    1/24/2015 11:44:20 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I knew that my car needed a new battery and that Walmart had the one I needed that was evaluated well by Consumer Reports, and they opened early ... Read more

  • The Best Kind of Thought Provoking

    1/23/2015 11:45:55 PM, by MCJULIEO

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  • Not Too Victorious Today

    1/21/2015 9:41:12 PM, by MCJULIEO

    OK, I confess..... I didn't do so great today, sinking so low as to eat chocolate chips..... Chocolate chips! Have I no discipline at all??!!?? W... Read more

  • Home on the Range

    1/20/2015 10:40:12 PM, by MCJULIEO

    It was one of of those perfect days that south Texas in the winter has become famous for....all sunshine, all day, and temperatures in the 70s. I... Read more

  • Gaining Perspective

    1/19/2015 5:40:22 PM, by MCJULIEO

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  • If Only I Could Get Away With It

    1/19/2015 12:12:40 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Sparkguy actually reads while working out on his exercise bike..... I need... Read more

  • Great Day for Tourism

    1/17/2015 11:05:06 PM, by MCJULIEO

    It was a perfectly glorious day to be a tourist today... Warm temps and sunny skies in Gruene brought out lots of people , including me! I ... Read more

  • Back to Earth

    1/16/2015 12:04:17 PM, by MCJULIEO

    After a glorious 3 day break visiting my college friend, I am back home again, eating wisely and cleaning up the mess that I left behind when I s... Read more

  • Friends Who Are Keepers

    1/15/2015 11:22:37 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Yesterday was my last day with my college friend and I admit to being reluctant to come home. What fun with a friend looks like: we went to ... Read more

  • Get Up and Get Moving!

    1/15/2015 11:09:04 AM, by IMPROVINGME

    I love this entry by John Burroughs that I saw as one the SparkPeople Healthy Inspiration quotes that popped up on my screen today: I still... Read more

  • Still More Fun

    1/14/2015 11:55:37 AM, by MCJULIEO

    It's so good to keep friends from long ago, and get to visit at length with them as the opportunity provides....I'm still with my college friend ... Read more

  • More Fun

    1/14/2015 12:30:30 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I'm still with my college chum, and today we did something I've never done before: We made tamales..... from scratch..... from chicken breas... Read more

  • When The Munchies Call

    1/13/2015 6:21:27 PM, by SWEETJAINE

    If there is one challenge to staying on course with my weight loss, its what happens at night when Im powering down after a long day. The... Read more

  • Spur of the Moment Day

    1/13/2015 12:19:26 AM, by MCJULIEO

    On the spur of the moment I decided to visit an old college pal almost three hours away.... The drive was uneventful and I arrived in time for lu... Read more

  • seeing progress

    1/12/2015 12:26:33 PM, by IMPERIODEE

    i have not been as active in SP as i used to be in december last year, as i have been extremely busy with work and preparations for a special eve... Read more

  • Resolution 5k 2015

    1/11/2015 11:06:11 PM, by WOLFKITTY

    Resolution 5k 2015 My benchmark 5k this year was 63 minutes. I have to sto... Read more

  • Mile by Mile

    1/9/2015 7:57:03 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Old saying: "Mile by mile, it's a trial, but inch by inch, it's a cinch!" Since my husband died, I have had a lot of details to take car... Read more

  • constipation

    1/9/2015 7:40:53 PM, by IMPERIODEE

    i have been having problems with this department since i started trying to lose weight. either because i have not been eating too much or because... Read more

  • Art Challenge

    1/8/2015 11:53:58 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Sparkpal Improving Me has challenged our Craft Play Day group to produce a piece of mail art each month of 2015 for each one of us in our group, ... Read more

  • It Will Work If I Don't Give Up

    1/8/2015 1:44:59 PM, by SWEETJAINE

    It would be so easy to lose weight and get in shape if I lived in a bubble. But I don't! (and, truly, I'm thankful for that!) I have a... Read more

  • Never Too Late

    1/7/2015 11:03:37 AM, by MCJULIEO

    I really loved this Spark Motivational Quote by Nancy Thayer: "It's never too late-- in fiction or in life-- to revise." The explanatio... Read more

  • Benchmarks 2015: Beach Stairs Timed

    1/7/2015 1:50:43 AM, by WOLFKITTY

    So far I only have this non-scale measurement: Time up 140 stairs - 2:41 *Always climbing, without stopping I played this game at a l... Read more

  • 5 Big Things for 2015

    1/7/2015 1:37:28 AM, by WOLFKITTY

    I admit my life is not where I want it to be. Rather than dwell on what isn't and continue to get overwhelmed by all the pieces needing fixing I'... Read more

  • I'm Streaking

    1/6/2015 11:52:21 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I've just gone 12 days in a row where I have drunk at least 8 glasses of water per day... And this was my 961st day of logging in to Sparkpe... Read more

  • Phooey!

    1/5/2015 2:37:41 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Went to one of my favorite restaurants yesterday after church, and it had changed hands, to their detriment, I'm afraid... It had been a fam... Read more

  • Odds and Ends

    1/5/2015 12:42:17 AM, by MCJULIEO

    Have you ever seen a wedding dress with pockets? My niece surprised me when she paused at the front of the church to pull out a Kleenex, and the... Read more

  • Loose End

    1/3/2015 3:12:11 PM, by MCJULIEO

    That sing-around-the-campfire song that I mentioned on New Year's Day was apparently unfamiliar to some of you, so I went looking for it on Youtu... Read more

  • Time to Get Busy

    1/3/2015 12:54:42 AM, by MCJULIEO

    It isn't a New Year's resolution, but I intend to get busy at least this first month of the new year... I have a list of things that I would lik... Read more

  • Day two

    1/2/2015 8:26:20 PM, by KERI65

    Second day of the year and I've gotten off to a good, but slow start. Today's workout was going to Michael's and THREE grocery stores - Dierberg... Read more

  • Happy New Year!

    1/1/2015 11:04:14 PM, by MCJULIEO

    What a great time to hear from old friends! Remember the old sing-around-the-campfire song? "Make new friends And keep the old... O... Read more

  • New Year New Start

    1/1/2015 12:49:21 PM, by KERI65

    We're a few hours into 2015 and I'm hopeful for several things this year... * I'm hopeful that I'll find a job and soon * I'm hopeful that wi... Read more

  • Sweet Surprise

    12/30/2014 8:09:14 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I found myself at the library today with time to kill so I loaded up on old DVDs that I wanted to see, and I picked up a book that caught my eye,... Read more

  • Aww, Nuts!

    12/29/2014 11:50:33 PM, by MCJULIEO

    So, it looks like I'm going to have to replace my cell phone.... Which I cannot do without my DH's signature, because his is the name on the... Read more

  • Some Rain

    12/28/2014 10:38:26 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Here I was just reflecting on all the accomplishments that have fallen into place, when WHAMMO! My cell phone is acting like it's going to die on... Read more

  • One Step at a Time

    12/27/2014 10:38:53 PM, by MCJULIEO

    It may not seem like much, but I was able to finish a project that had been hanging over my. Head for months today... And now I feel SO libe... Read more

  • 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

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