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  • Puchero-Suggestions?

    11/16/2014 12:54:32 PM, by SAGE150

    I cooked an Argentinean soup this weekend that gave me great difficulty wh... Read more

  • Adjusted BMR and Mindful Eating

    11/14/2014 8:13:53 PM, by SAGE150

    I have been examining my BMR lately. I have gone to independent sites to calculate it, and it is around 1700 calories. Spark tends to focus on ... Read more

  • +4 lbs

    11/12/2014 7:36:31 AM, by SAGE150

    Over the last month, I have gained 4 lbs, not lost. The scale doesn't lie. I have eaten too much at parties. I have eaten too much at home wi... Read more

  • My Cute Grandkids

    11/3/2014 11:18:55 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    As an Evangelical Christian, I'm really not into Halloween, and I'm also trying to steer away from the pagan symbols in Christmas. However, I hav... Read more

  • November Plans

    11/1/2014 9:28:37 AM, by CHERIERIE

    We have big plans for November. We are now ten days from the second attempt at my son's jaw surgery. We are planning to have our Thanksgiving d... Read more

  • Happy Halloween!!

    10/30/2014 11:28:09 AM, by CHERIERIE

    Happy Halloween to all! It will be a cold night here in Kansas City, but that should not dampen the fun and celebration! If I dress up, I will p... Read more

  • Learning

    10/25/2014 7:58:26 PM, by SAGE150

    Today I ate too many calories, but I stopped myself from binging so I am proud of that. I recognized why I was eating. My anxiety was high. I ... Read more

  • Numbers

    10/22/2014 1:43:59 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    My new assignment at a different school is very tiring. However, it is also very rewarding as we see progress made in our special needs kids. ... Read more

  • Where is your heart?

    10/13/2014 2:18:22 PM, by SAGE150

    Lately I've been finding it hard to find the motivation to get my exercise in. Today I tried something new by walking to the gym to do my streng... Read more

  • EPIPHANY!

    10/9/2014 1:49:10 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    I was working with my autistic student today. He had finished his coloring assignment, so to keep him calm and happy, we let him hold his Diego (... Read more

  • February Is So Far Away

    10/8/2014 6:34:23 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Yesterday I had my appointment with the orthopaedic doctor. They'll do a test for nickel sensitivity, which may mean I'll get the ceramic joint. ... Read more

  • Measuring

    10/7/2014 9:33:46 AM, by SAGE150

    I recently started using some little 0.5 cup Pyrex baking dishes as my snack or small food dishes since they are so clearly marked with an indent... Read more

  • Back to work tomorrow!

    10/5/2014 10:02:08 PM, by CHERIERIE

    General Conference weekend is drawing to a close. I had a lot of special time with my family, listening to the broadcast of our church leaders a... Read more

  • Sashimi Paradise

    10/5/2014 11:36:12 AM, by SAGE150

    Yesterday night my husband and I went out for our 9th anniversary dinner. We went our for Chinese, and I knew going into it that most would be f... Read more

  • Get SMART!

    10/2/2014 11:29:45 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I loved that silly show produced by Mel Brooks... The movie was also good... Read more

  • First Blog Entrty

    10/1/2014 9:41:51 PM, by DARETODREAMBIG

    This is my first attempt at blogging. So Here goes. Ok so roughly around two months ago I was able to take over my home gym/family hoarder's... Read more

  • Cooking Carp

    9/30/2014 11:19:34 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Our family had a recipe for carp, handed down for generations. Dig a deep hole in the ground, pour in red-hot coals, and cover with a bucke... Read more

  • Becoming Like a Child

    9/27/2014 10:53:23 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Matt. 18:2-4 : He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become ... Read more

  • Cave

    9/25/2014 10:46:09 PM, by SAGE150

    The last two and a half weeks I have been under serious duress. I've been experiencing a lot of anxiety regarding something personal. Also, my ... Read more

  • Apple Pie

    9/21/2014 11:39:13 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Yesterday afternoon after a 6 hour PD seminar, while watching Bones with my coworker, I peeled apples for pie. This morning I endured 4 kids eage... Read more

  • The Difference Between Doing Nothing and Not Reacting

    9/18/2014 11:09:44 AM, by CHERIERIE

    I just read a great article on sparkpeople, "Stop Complaining, It's Bad for you," by Stephanie Romine. It was a really good reminder of how to d... Read more

  • Modifications

    9/16/2014 2:15:30 PM, by SAGE150

    I went to the podiatrist today. He said that I had gone too far with his cross-training goals and done some things that had hurt my foot. No mo... Read more

  • Sedentary?

    9/14/2014 9:39:11 PM, by SAGE150

    For a long time, I have wondered about how much my weight loss is hindered by the fact that my lifestyle is basically sedentary. Other than prog... Read more

  • The Pavlok - Electroshock Therapy Journey Towards Fitness

    9/9/2014 10:06:00 AM, by SAGE150

    Thought this sadist, wearable fitness tracking device was hilarious and also rather useful for some of us. LOL. thecolbertreport.cc... Read more

  • Bonus Son

    9/9/2014 7:19:24 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I don't recall if it was a Spark Buddy or a Facebook Friend who called her stepkids "BONUS" rather than "STEP" - but I like the term, since "step... Read more

  • Confessions of a Drooling Vampire

    9/6/2014 2:33:47 PM, by SAGE150

    We went to the Farmers' Market today. I have to confess that I haven't been to one in years! I know! That's terrible! But, today I was DYING ... Read more

  • Adventures on the Stair Climber

    9/3/2014 8:56:21 PM, by SAGE150

    Yesterday I had a funny experience, my first experience, on the stair climber. I didn't know how to get on it, and every time I put my legs on t... Read more

  • Suggestions Needed

    9/3/2014 7:23:47 AM, by CHERIERIE

    This may end up being a question for the message boards or other places, but I am afraid I'll forget to ask if I wait until I totally "get" the m... Read more

  • ONEderland

    9/2/2014 7:09:18 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I got home from Peru yesterday, after over 24 hours of time in airports and airplanes. I have to get ready for school, but first I want to say wh... Read more

  • Just Got Noticed For the First Time

    9/1/2014 7:20:23 PM, by SAGE150

    Today I went for a walk with my best friend and her extended family. EVERYBODY commented on my weight loss, and, to me, I know I have lost weigh... Read more

  • Progress - Last Two Months

    8/31/2014 11:06:15 AM, by SAGE150

    - 10 lbs - 31 1/2 inches ... Read more

  • Teaching Our Kids Early

    8/27/2014 8:10:18 PM, by SAGE150

    Every time I go to the pool, I am amazed at the amount of childhood obesity present. The kids are very active there and exercising their little ... Read more

  • Nailed it.

    8/27/2014 6:32:41 PM, by CHERIERIE

    Mostly. The good: I cooked a good breakfast at home and packed a healthy lunch and snacks. The bad: There is no microwave in my bu... Read more

  • MAYDAY! MAYDAY!

    8/26/2014 11:39:33 PM, by CHERIERIE

    Ok - that may be a little more melodramatic than I really feel, but it is a reminder and a warning to myself. Tomorrow I go bac... Read more

  • Personality Types

    8/25/2014 10:58:06 PM, by CHERIERIE

    A week or two ago, my son asked me if I had taken the personality test that gives you a four letter "type." I may have heard of it before but di... Read more

  • Melting in Pucallpa

    8/24/2014 5:03:03 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Melting in Pucallpa, here at Levi's cousin's inernet cafe with my stepdaughter, Levi's youngest. Only one computer available, so I get dibbs. Jus... Read more

  • Keeping Warm in Pucallpa

    8/19/2014 11:59:45 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Last night I woke up to the loud noise of a sudden downpour pounding on the corrugated steel roof. Ahh, SELVA! Keeping warm and happy in Pucallpa... Read more

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