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  • Plans

    1/10/2015 1:06:29 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    Proverbs 19:21 says "Many are the plans in a personís heart, but it is the Lordís purpose that prevails." I was planning to tough it out un... Read more


    1/2/2015 12:05:32 AM, by MANOLY

    I can't let go this day without writing a few words. I feel like I am starting my second half, yes I walked my first half of my journey with you ... Read more

  • Memories

    12/22/2014 12:29:53 PM, by MAMISHELI53

    My parents divorced when I was a teenager, then reconciled, then divorced again after I got married. My Dad remarried, a Puerto Rican lawyer name... Read more

  • Too Good Not to Share

    12/18/2014 11:24:06 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I work in an elementary school, and this is what arrived in today's email from Christmas in an Elementary School (sung to the t... Read more

  • More Giggles

    12/17/2014 11:16:33 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Chinese Restaurant Luke and Obi-Wan are in a Chinese restaurant having a meal. Skillfully using his chopsticks, Obi-Wan deftly dishes... Read more

  • More Giggles from

    12/12/2014 5:41:53 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    Computer Term Dictionary State-of-the-art: Any computer you can't afford. Obsolete: Any computer you own. Microsecond: The time... Read more


    12/3/2014 7:22:37 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I'm having a "bad hip" day. I got on my bike this morning, hoping that would "loosen me up." But the pain from the arthritis makes walking too di... Read more

  • Still Thankful

    12/1/2014 6:36:29 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    I love Thanksgiving - the time off from work, the special foods - but I especially love to BE thankful. I let the kids help with rolling out p... Read more

  • today's smile

    11/29/2014 10:28:33 AM, by MAMISHELI53

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  • I am grateful!

    11/27/2014 11:51:01 AM, by CHERIERIE

    Today is a quiet day for our family. We had our big family Thanksgiving dinner a little over two weeks ago, prior to my son's jaw surgery. This... Read more

  • Reinforcement of the Positive

    11/26/2014 8:37:14 PM, by SAGE150

    Today I did really well with my food until this evening. I don't know if I had been too restrictive during the day with my meals or what, but I ... Read more

  • Livening Up Thanksgiving Dinner

    11/26/2014 6:08:09 AM, by MAMISHELI53

    1. Load your plate up high; take it to the kitchen, toss it all in the blender and take your "shake" back to the table. Announce that it's the... Read more

  • One

    11/25/2014 8:13:07 PM, by SAGE150

    I have been off track for awhile and am just finding my way back to following my nutrition and exercise plan. One poignant thing I have discover... Read more

  • 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


    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: ďTruly 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. Read more

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