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  • How do you push through?

    4/27/2015 11:42:05 AM, by MIDGIEDAWN2

    Hi Fellow Sparkers, The last week I have been suffering from fairly severe fatigue. That not withstanding I am doing my first triathlon... Read more

  • April 27, 2015 Quotes

    4/27/2015 9:02:28 AM, by SILVER1369

    “ There's a big, wonderful world out there for you. It belongs to you. It's exciting and stimulating and rewarding. Don't cheat yourselves out ... Read more

  • Kentucky

    4/27/2015 5:16:26 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Doing the "K's" back to back - bad nights at work last 2 nights, got home exhausted and didn't post Kansas until late. Having slept all day, I'm ... Read more

  • Kansas

    4/26/2015 11:20:26 PM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Kansas, officially the Sunflower State, also called the Wheat State. 16th alphabetically, 34th to join the Union. One of the most productive agri... Read more

  • April 26, 2015 Quotes

    4/26/2015 7:51:44 AM, by SILVER1369

    “ I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform i... Read more

  • April 25, 2015 Quotes

    4/25/2015 8:46:25 AM, by SILVER1369

    "Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, cl... Read more

  • Iowa

    4/25/2015 5:58:01 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Iowa, 15th alphabetically, 29th state to join the union, the Hawkeye State, part of "Ameica's Heartland". The only state whose 2 letter abreviat... Read more

  • April 24, 2015 Quotes

    4/24/2015 9:24:04 AM, by SILVER1369

    “Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.” ― Dwig... Read more

  • Indiana

    4/24/2015 3:43:03 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Indiana, the Hoozier State, 19th state admitted to the union, home of the Indianapolis 500 (a 500 mile race held over Memorial Day weekend). L... Read more

  • April 23, 2015 Quotes

    4/23/2015 8:06:50 AM, by SILVER1369

    “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” ― Dalai Lama “The greates... Read more

  • Illinois

    4/23/2015 2:06:56 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Illinois, 23d state to join the union, 12th in our alphabetical tour of USA. Known as the Land of Lincoln, and the Prairie State. The capital cit... Read more

  • Ready for the beach!

    4/23/2015 1:14:50 AM, by HEALTHY-SPARK

    I'm heading to the beach for a long weekend -- really looking forward to the change of scenery and being away from work. Today marks five fu... Read more

  • 04/22/15

    4/22/2015 12:13:47 PM, by STELLACRESPIN

    I have started exercising consistently 2 - 3 times a week. I plan on increasing to 4 - 5 days a week once graduation is over in a couple of short... Read more

  • April 22, 2015 Quotes

    4/22/2015 9:25:47 AM, by SILVER1369

    "If you must begin then go all the way, because if you begin and quit, the unfinished business you have left behind begins to haunt you all the t... Read more

  • Idaho

    4/22/2015 2:24:04 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Idaho, 43d state to join the union, 12th alphabetically. It's located in the northwestern region of the United States. Word association: Idaho ..... Read more

  • April 21, 2015 Quotes

    4/21/2015 9:48:55 PM, by SILVER1369

    “We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.... Read more

  • April 21, 2015 Quotes

    4/21/2015 9:47:21 PM, by SILVER1369

    “We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.... Read more

  • April 21, 2015 Quotes

    4/21/2015 9:46:46 PM, by SILVER1369

    “We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.... Read more

  • Hawaii

    4/21/2015 2:01:06 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Hawaii (alternate spelling Hawai'i), 11th alphabetically, is the last state to be added to the United States, in 1959 (yes, I remember when it w... Read more

  • Staying on track - Feeling Optimistic

    4/20/2015 11:37:03 PM, by HEALTHY-SPARK

    Originally, I was planning on doing weekly blog entries, but I see it's been a bit longer than that already! Such is the nature of time sometimes... Read more

  • April 20, 2015 Quotes

    4/20/2015 8:25:51 AM, by SILVER1369

    “Just because Fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to th... Read more

  • Georgia

    4/20/2015 2:30:01 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Georgia, last of the original 13 colonies, 10th alphabetically, 4th to ratify the Constitution. Part of the original Confederate States in 1861,... Read more


    4/19/2015 4:26:35 PM, by GRACIEC

    The Biggest Loser Challenge (also known as the BLC) is a 12 week challenge that was INSPIRED by, but not based on the TV show of the same name. W... Read more

  • Week 2 Results

    4/19/2015 2:48:16 PM, by ZAMAIR

    Not a great week. My knee kept giving out so I couldn't maintain my exercise schedule. Jersey Mikes finally arrived in ABQ so I had to splurge. ... Read more

  • April 19, 2015 Quote

    4/19/2015 8:31:34 AM, by SILVER1369

    “No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No on... Read more

  • Florida

    4/19/2015 2:57:12 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Florida, alphabetically the 9th state, became the 27th state in 1845. Very agricultural - orange groves and cowboys - now it seems to be known mo... Read more

  • April 18,2015 Quotes

    4/18/2015 10:03:48 PM, by SILVER1369

    “Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the gr... Read more

  • Delaware

    4/18/2015 2:10:31 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Delaware, 8th state alphabetically, nicknamed "First State" as it was the first to ratify the Constitution, the second smallest state. It only ha... Read more

  • April 17, 2015 Quotes

    4/17/2015 6:15:12 PM, by SILVER1369

    “I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing. I write about generosity because I battle selfishness. I write abou... Read more

  • Plateau

    4/17/2015 11:08:05 AM, by RASH1127

    Last couple of weeks have been a little bit hard. Lost a lot of weight at the beginning and then hit the dreaded plateau! Stayed the same for thr... Read more

  • Connecticut

    4/17/2015 2:06:59 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    One of the original colonies, Connecticut was the 5th state of the union. I always have this Currier and Ives picture of horse sleighs in the sno... Read more

  • April 16, 2015 Quotes

    4/16/2015 12:00:26 PM, by SILVER1369

    “Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, ... Read more

  • Little trees, little leaves

    4/16/2015 11:54:03 AM, by HORSEBOOKS

    I drive by a pecan orchard on my way to and from work every day. Some of the trees have been there years or even decades, and I'm sure produce lo... Read more

  • Making It Happen

    4/16/2015 11:41:14 AM, by CINDYHOUGHTON

    I have struggled getting my exercise in with my new job. I have had to totally change my morning routine. I have not exercised because I just did... Read more

  • Colorado

    4/16/2015 2:10:25 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    The 38th state of the union, Colorado is known as the "Centenial State" because it joined the union in 1876. Read more

  • California

    4/15/2015 2:05:59 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Fifth alphabetically, the largest state by population, California was the 31st to join the union. Read more

  • Shoes + Activity Tracker + Good Weather + Park = Exercise

    4/14/2015 3:24:07 PM, by HORSEBOOKS

    A long title to this blog, but I'm happy to report the results of buying an AT plus good walking shoes, having time at lunch and an incredibly be... Read more

  • April 14, 2015 Quotes

    4/14/2015 7:42:16 AM, by SILVER1369

    “You should take some responsibility for the way you present yourself. But you should not be hung up on your looks, whether you are ugly or han... Read more

  • Southern Nights - Arkansas

    4/14/2015 2:33:47 AM, by DESERTDREAMERS

    Arkansas, 4th state alphabetically, 25th in the union, is a southern state perceived by many to be the home of hillbillies and the Ozarks. Many ... Read more

  • Genuine Wham-O

    4/13/2015 5:01:59 PM, by HORSEBOOKS

    The other day I went to a local sporting goods store and bought good walking shoes. They're wonderful, comfortable, and springy. That's important... Read more

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