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Wednesday's Quote
3/19/2014 10:20:20 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Doing nothing is very hard to do...you never know when you're finished. -- Leslie Nielsen An acceptable level of unemployment means that the...  Read more

PMAY0313

Tuesday's Quote
3/18/2014 5:00:03 PM,  11 COMMENTS

No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is alw...  Read more

PMAY0313

Being Sick Is A Drag But 180 Feels Amazing!
3/18/2014 1:13:22 PM,  11 COMMENTS

And so it begins! I woke up this morning feeling completely miserable and even worse than yesterday. My eyes hurt and are watering, nose is stuffy/ach...  Read more

LUCKYLISA12002

I Choose Not To Let It Be An Excuse
3/17/2014 2:15:45 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I woke up this morning to a sore throat and was exhasuted. My back was hurting so bad and my stomach too. Instead of whinning and complaining I chose...  Read more

LUCKYLISA12002

At One With Nature
3/17/2014 12:21:51 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Yesterday I spent the day cleaning the kitchen by cleaning all of the counter tops and sorting through stuff. I ended up putting a lot of stuff outsid...  Read more

LUCKYLISA12002

Sunday's Quote
3/16/2014 3:59:12 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you donít want to press your luck. ---Unknown ...  Read more

PMAY0313

Saturday's Ides of March Quote
3/15/2014 11:17:33 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Caesar: Who is it in the press that calls on me? I hear a tongue shriller than all the music Cry "Caesar!" Speak, Caesar is turn'd to hear. ...  Read more

PMAY0313

Quiet Leadership
3/15/2014 7:41:35 PM,  22 COMMENTS

Another member inspired my blog for today when she pondered the fact that others considered her to be a "leader" but she wasn't so comfortable thinkin...  Read more

DDOORN

Achy Body
3/14/2014 2:13:57 PM,  8 COMMENTS

So glad I went for my walk earlier this morning as it's supposed to be in the mid 70's this afternoon! I can already feel that it is getting hotter an...  Read more

LUCKYLISA12002

Friday's Quote
3/14/2014 12:59:11 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Life has got to be lived - that's all there is to it. At seventy, I would say the advantage is that you take life more calmly. You know that "this, to...  Read more

PMAY0313

Another First! Thanks & Shout Out to Our SparkFamily!
3/14/2014 8:55:03 AM,  24 COMMENTS

Thank you everyone for all of your TREMENDOUS support which pushed one of my recent blogs ("A Change in Perspective: Preparing for Maintenance") towar...  Read more

DDOORN

182 Pounds!
3/13/2014 3:32:27 PM,  15 COMMENTS

While I was in Chico I tried my best to eat healthy or at the very least watch what I ate. We ended up going out to eat several times but I think I di...  Read more

LUCKYLISA12002

Thursday's Quotes
3/13/2014 2:29:15 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed. ~ Charles Schultz ...  Read more

PMAY0313

Wednesday's Quote
3/12/2014 9:34:21 PM,  6 COMMENTS

"A gas station is a place where you sometimes fill the car, but more often drain the kids." --Anonymous. ...  Read more

PMAY0313

Chico Trip, God Parents Safe, and Tampered Refund Check
3/12/2014 2:15:47 PM,  5 COMMENTS

So we are back home now. We got in around 11pm last night and the moment I got in the door I felt like turning around, getting back in the car, and hi...  Read more

LUCKYLISA12002

Tuesday's Quote
3/12/2014 1:26:30 AM,  8 COMMENTS

"He's nice to people 'n animals... but you oughta hear him talkin' to a golf ball!" --Dennis The Menace. ...  Read more

PMAY0313

First Day of Spring!
3/11/2014 10:02:22 PM,  20 COMMENTS

Who cares what the calendar sez? Who cares that we're gonna get DUMPED on with another half foot of snow tomorrow? Today was truly the first day...  Read more

DDOORN

Monday's Quote
3/11/2014 1:53:59 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Not feeling much motivation today. Maybe these will help! ...  Read more

PMAY0313

Really Worried
3/10/2014 2:47:25 AM,  9 COMMENTS

We went to visit my god parents for my god mother's birthday but no onr was home. A neighbor from across the street came over and asked if they were o...  Read more

LUCKYLISA12002

Sunday's Quote
3/9/2014 5:36:32 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business. --Dave Barry (I loved camping when I was a kid. I did miss indoor plumbing though....  Read more

PMAY0313

Saturday's Quote
3/9/2014 12:29:03 AM,  5 COMMENTS

ďMagnetism is one of the Six Fundamental Forces of the Universe, with the other five being Gravity, Duct Tape, Whining, Remote Control, and The Force...  Read more

PMAY0313

Breathing In & Breathing Out...
3/8/2014 8:17:15 PM,  25 COMMENTS

Sending a big shout out of appreciation and thanks to everyone for your support on my last blog! Took you all "with" me on my latest medical journey w...  Read more

DDOORN

Chico Bound!
3/7/2014 11:16:33 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Just ate a bowl of cantaloupe and doing my Sparking for today. Afterwards I'm going for an hour long walk and jumping in the shower to start getting r...  Read more

LUCKYLISA12002

186 Pounds!
3/6/2014 4:03:18 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Tomorrow we are going to Chico! I spent about an hour this morning packing most of the stuff we are going to be bringing with us. I made sure to pack...  Read more

LUCKYLISA12002

Thursday's Quote
3/6/2014 1:56:55 PM,  7 COMMENTS

"I've decided life is too fragile to finish a book I dislike just because it cost $16.95 and everyone else loved it. Or eat a fried egg with a broken...  Read more

PMAY0313

My Body, My Rules
3/5/2014 6:11:17 PM,  11 COMMENTS

So I weighed myself today and I'm down to 187 pounds with 19 or less pounds to go before I reach my goal weight. I haven't decided exactly what that n...  Read more

LUCKYLISA12002

Wednesday's Quote
3/5/2014 1:06:34 PM,  6 COMMENTS

There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for...  Read more

PMAY0313

Tuesday's Quote
3/4/2014 5:38:19 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Shopping is a woman thing. It's a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and...  Read more

PMAY0313

Asus Tablet
3/4/2014 1:13:02 PM,  4 COMMENTS

So I broke down and got a tablet yesterday! It's an ASUS MeMopad HD 7 with 16GB of memory and the screen is 7.1" It works amazing and I can't wait to...  Read more

LUCKYLISA12002

Heart School
3/4/2014 9:26:49 AM,  32 COMMENTS

I've had this absolutely weird, humorous preoccupation with this old "Far Side" cartoon ever since I knew another intervention was going to be necessa...  Read more

DDOORN

Monday's Quote
3/3/2014 1:55:16 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, itís hard to get it back in. --H. R. Haldeman ...  Read more

PMAY0313

Turtle Monthly Winner & DGOTW!
3/3/2014 1:06:42 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So I participated in my first group challenge with a group called Hopeful Hearts Breaking Free From Hurts. They were having a February weigh-in for ha...  Read more

LUCKYLISA12002

Sunday's Quote
3/2/2014 1:35:50 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Thank you Facebook, I can now farm without going outside, cook without being in my kitchen, feed fish I donít have & waste an entire day without havin...  Read more

PMAY0313

Saturday's Quote
3/1/2014 2:59:06 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Have you ever had a fly or small bug land on your computer screen and your first reaction is to try and scare it with the cursor? --Unknown (...  Read more

PMAY0313

Friday's Quote
2/28/2014 4:31:30 PM,  7 COMMENTS

"You can't leave footprints in the sands of time if you're sitting on your butt. And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?" ó Bob M...  Read more

PMAY0313

Planet Fitness, Size 12 Jeans, & Awesome Dinners!
2/28/2014 12:22:38 PM,  8 COMMENTS

So we went to Ross last night as my jeans are getting too loose for comfort so I went looking around for some jeans. I went into the dressing room wit...  Read more

LUCKYLISA12002

A Change in Perspective: Preparing for Maintenance
2/28/2014 12:04:29 PM,  58 COMMENTS

One of our members of "At Goal and Maintaining" SparkTeam recently expressed worries about relapse and "obsessing" over food. This got me thinking abo...  Read more

DDOORN

Thursday's Quote
2/27/2014 9:31:45 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I know the voices in my head aren't real..... but sometimes their ideas are just absolutely awesome! --Anonymous ...  Read more

PMAY0313

Manicotti, It's What's For Dinner!
2/27/2014 1:07:40 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Feeling rather lazy today but trying my best to get stuff done. I got dishes washed and put away and had my breakfast of organic hot green tea and 200...  Read more

LUCKYLISA12002

Weather getting you down?
2/27/2014 1:05:03 PM,  0 COMMENTS

We finally had sun breaks for two days...after a month of cloudy weather. That's how it is in my part of Washington state...lots of clouds in the wint...  Read more

GRACEBELL

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