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  • Tuesday

    5/25/2015 2:37:01 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Well it is back to work today after a great day yesterday, but this morning hubby's blood sugar levels have shot up not bad but to high for him a... Read more


    5/25/2015 7:52:56 AM, by GOANNA2

    >> Paraprosdokians(Winston Churchill loved them) are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexp... Read more

  • Gili Islands

    5/25/2015 1:25:24 AM, by APED7969

    In less than 4 weeks I'm off to the Gili Islands. I was hoping to lose some weight before the trip. I have lost a few kilos but it appears I have... Read more

  • Monday

    5/25/2015 1:08:49 AM, by JTREMBATH

    I have had a busy day today it is my day off very windy and wet but managed to get my walk in then my Daughter came and took me out to morning te... Read more


    5/25/2015 1:01:48 AM, by HYE101

    Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it’ll always get you the right ones . ~ Anonymous... Read more

  • Stop Eating CRAP...

    5/25/2015 12:09:14 AM, by TREKPURRSON

    As I am approaching my WW 1st Year Anniversary, I r... Read more

  • Allowing myself to be a beginner

    5/24/2015 11:39:01 PM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    I'm six weeks into my seven week challenge ... and yesterday I was struck by the idea of allowing myself to a beginner. At this point, that might... Read more

  • My epiphany.

    5/24/2015 9:41:38 PM, by MONTROSE28

    Since I first joined Spark People, quite a few years ago, there has been one major hurdle I've struggled to get over. Water! I've always disliked... Read more

  • A Reason.

    5/24/2015 9:13:02 AM, by GOANNA2

    Subject: A Reason Old age is coming at a really bad time! I don't trip over things, I do random gravity checks! I don't need... Read more

  • Sunday - Ego Dilemma

    5/24/2015 8:40:00 AM, by TRUSYLVER

    Busy day for massage at work today. Noticed a new poster at the gym tonight, tossing up whether to stroke my ego or let it pass, as the gym... Read more

  • The art and culture of traditional New Caledonia

    5/24/2015 1:42:53 AM, by PHEBESS

    After finally getting some cash from an ATM, I went to the museum - amazing exhibits, had a great time! (Got in plenty of walking as well!) ... Read more

  • Sunday

    5/24/2015 12:19:30 AM, by JTREMBATH



    5/23/2015 11:14:52 PM, by HYE101

    God has a blessing with your name on it . ~ Anonymous... Read more

  • Reached my step goal 8 days early :-)

    5/23/2015 7:36:14 AM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    At the start of my personal 7 week challenge I came up with a step challenge of reaching 350,000 steps before winter ... today I reached that (an... Read more

  • great weekend

    5/23/2015 3:25:43 AM, by SUNSHINE582

    I hope everyone has a great weekend and put some time in for themselves. ... Read more


    5/23/2015 1:15:42 AM, by HYE101

    Be smart enough to hold on , be brave enough to let go . ~ Anonymous... Read more

  • Barley grass and wheat grass powder - Day one

    5/23/2015 12:58:15 AM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    So far, one word describes my experience ... yuck! an online friend suggested trying this to help with energy levels ... something he h... Read more

  • Where does the time go?

    5/22/2015 11:37:27 PM, by YULSUNNY

    Hi Sparkers! I am back from holiday and straight back into work. I have slowly been getting back into my workout routine, but have been taki... Read more

  • Saturday

    5/22/2015 9:02:50 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Weather wise it is not a very nice day it has not stopped raining since I go up, it seems to be getting heavier. My sisters daughter tx me early ... Read more

  • A few of the smaller motivational reasons

    5/22/2015 9:00:29 AM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    Just for the moment I'm putting aside all the major reasons I need and want to lose weight and get healthier and thinking of some of the smaller ... Read more

  • More laughs.

    5/22/2015 3:17:32 AM, by GOANNA2

    I needed a good laugh after my fall on Wednesday. Just like that, while walking along the footpath I use every day for over three years to ge... Read more


    5/22/2015 2:03:17 AM, by HYE101

    I will never doubt that God has gotten me through every hard moment in my life . ~ Anonymous... Read more

  • Fasted Deadlift

    5/22/2015 12:10:25 AM, by TRUSYLVER

    So far so good, adding intermittent fasting to my daily protocol is going well, no reduction in strength or energy levels but it does help that I... Read more

  • Yesterday's walk

    5/21/2015 10:43:26 PM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    Yesterday as I walked I noticed that I was needing to tug my pants every few steps ... I did write a kind of silly poem about it but ended up rem... Read more

  • challenges

    5/21/2015 5:33:23 PM, by SUNSHINE582

    I joined a challenge so I could set a goal. people put challenges up so you can test your body and put it to its limit. I started going through i... Read more

  • Yah! Friday

    5/21/2015 2:30:03 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Have to catch the shuttle soon to go over to the other side which I hate, we another early finish yesterday finished 2 hours early and that was g... Read more

  • Triceps and shoulders

    5/21/2015 8:15:37 AM, by TRUSYLVER

    Barbell Bench Press 20 @ 20 kg Warmup 8 X 3 @ 50 kg Close-Grip Barbell Bench Press 3 X 8 @ 70 kg Triceps Pushdown 8 @ 80 kg 8... Read more

  • New Caledonia!!!

    5/21/2015 1:29:28 AM, by PHEBESS

    We've been without cash for a few days, and it took that long (with talking to people inside each bank) to finally find the Société Generale, w... Read more


    5/21/2015 1:20:57 AM, by HYE101

    A perfect relationship isn’t actually perfect at all , it consists of two people who NEVER give up on each other despite any hurt or pain . ... Read more

  • Not Spark-related but I just have to let it out.

    5/21/2015 12:40:21 AM, by MONTROSE28

    Yesterday was one of the hardest days I've experienced in my entire life, other than the deaths of each of my parents. What was even worse was th... Read more

  • Am I lovable? (a question I'm working through for myself)

    5/20/2015 10:57:09 PM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    Firstly, in asking that question ... I'm not really asking anyone else to answer it as such. This is more something I need to learn to answer mys... Read more

  • Thursday

    5/20/2015 2:46:39 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Had a better day yesterday as I was back at my own place where I normally work plus we only had a morning list and went home at 12:30 yah!... Read more

  • River walk

    5/20/2015 8:32:21 AM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    Today I went for a walk along the river which ended up being just over a 2k walk ... as I was walking there were a few sections that were up and ... Read more


    5/20/2015 1:19:45 AM, by HYE101

    If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successfuL . ~ Charles Barkley ... Read more

  • Great Article

    5/20/2015 1:04:55 AM, by TRUSYLVER
    to-improve-bone-heal... Read more

  • Ups and downs and sideways steps.

    5/19/2015 11:50:25 PM, by MONTROSE28

    Ok, so it took me quite a few weeks of having to rely on my phone to realise I could do more than just keep track of my daily food intake and wha... Read more

  • Training and other stuff

    5/19/2015 11:01:46 PM, by TRUSYLVER

    Training went ok today, In the last few days I have added IF to my daily protocol, I am no stranger to lifting heavy while fasted so no loss of s... Read more


    5/19/2015 2:41:13 PM, by JTREMBATH

    What a day yesterday, they had the company out to service 1 machine which left us with one the did not cut the list back they still had the same ... Read more


    5/19/2015 1:26:27 AM, by HYE101

    When you pray , don’t give God instructions … Just report for duty . ~ Anonymous... Read more

  • Finding my food triggers

    5/19/2015 12:44:28 AM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    I'm noticing that there really are some foods that seem to trigger a binge like response in me when I have them. The first time I noticed it was ... Read more

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