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Weider Balance Ball -- Should I buy or not?
8/23/2014 1:05:15 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Has anyone tried this balance ball? I'm trying to decide if I should purchase it or not and I haven't been able to find any reviews on it. Thanks fo...  Read more

TUDAFD

Ice Ice Baby!
8/23/2014 12:56:25 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Last week, I was challenged by a good friend to do the Ice bucket Challenge for ALS. I did a little research and was shocked to find out how little...  Read more

2DAWN4

1 foot. other foot. breathe in. breathe out.
8/21/2014 9:39:25 PM,  7 COMMENTS

hi friends, i'm battling a severe depressive bout right now; but it's SO wonderful to come back to spark when i can and SEE the Joy! we can all sha...  Read more

-THINQ-

Day 550: The - Big - NEWS!!!
8/21/2014 2:55:54 PM,  15 COMMENTS

We've been sitting on this for the better part of two months. Practically drove ourselves - and each other - nutz. So sure after that bitter, bitter e...  Read more

KASEYCOFF

Quote from an unknown source
8/21/2014 9:18:14 AM,  4 COMMENTS

"The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake of never trying at all" - Unknown...  Read more

NORWOODGIRL

Quote from an unknown source
8/20/2014 10:58:37 PM,  2 COMMENTS

"Attitudes are contagious; make yours worth catching." - Unknown...  Read more

NORWOODGIRL

Tomatoes
8/20/2014 2:50:26 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I harvested a batch of tomatoes for canning today. The water bath canning is now completed, from picking, washing, blanching to remove the skins and...  Read more

CATFISH_FAN

Antoine de Saint-Exupery quote
8/19/2014 10:54:24 AM,  1 COMMENTS

A goal without a plan is just a wish. –Antoine de Saint-Exupery, writer...  Read more

NORWOODGIRL

I am a Weight Lifter!
8/19/2014 1:41:03 AM,  10 COMMENTS

It's been a long time since I've blogged. I often feel like I don't have anything to say, but it can be hard to feel connected to the SP community whe...  Read more

CRABADA

Weekly Wrap-Up: 8/10 - 8/16
8/17/2014 10:34:48 PM,  1 COMMENTS

QUOTE OF THE DAY Every time you fail, you eliminate one way that won’t work, therefore moving one step closer to a way that will. -Thomas Edis...  Read more

PROT358

The week that Water was my Nemesis
8/16/2014 7:56:19 PM,  15 COMMENTS

At our camp in Maine our neighbor got a new driveway put in. We now call it the spillway because it is causing a river to flow onto our property when...  Read more

TERI-RIFIC

Another year bites the dust!
8/16/2014 12:31:13 PM,  42 COMMENTS

Today is the day that I celebrate being another year older. As I reflect on the past year, I am amazed at how blessed I am. I have accomplish...  Read more

2DAWN4

Healthier AND HEAVIER!!!
8/13/2014 1:54:41 PM,  7 COMMENTS

i read a WONDERFUL blog by a new sparkfriend of mine today: her name is BLUEJAY1969, and here's a link to her blog: "fat people videos" : ww...  Read more

-THINQ-

Two for Tuesday
8/12/2014 5:38:36 AM,  3 COMMENTS

My foot pain was really bad yesterday. I stepped weird on the stairs and got a shooting pain in the morning. I'm hoping that today it is much better....  Read more

NEELIXNKES

Monday 08/11
8/11/2014 8:58:16 AM,  2 COMMENTS

So I missed my first day of daily goal blogging. Whoops. I wasn't tracking yesterday so I guess I didn't really think about it. Goals for today:...  Read more

NEELIXNKES

Weekly Wrap-Up: 8/3 - 8/9
8/10/2014 11:51:37 PM,  2 COMMENTS

QUOTE OF THE DAY Be sure to put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. -Abraham Lincoln WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION ...  Read more

PROT358

Quote from an unknown source
8/10/2014 9:39:35 PM,  4 COMMENTS

"Don't be ashamed of trying, every journey has to start somewhere." - Unknown...  Read more

NORWOODGIRL

A Run/Walker in Paradise
8/10/2014 5:29:09 PM,  14 COMMENTS

I just ran the Monadnock 5 K. My daughter ran the Half. It was a small, friendly race. My time was 37:20. ( I wanted to run the whole thing, but i...  Read more

TERI-RIFIC

Last month: right on target
8/10/2014 4:50:00 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The last month has been great. My weigh in this morning showed a 10.4 pound loss over the last month, which averages to 1/3rd of a pound per day, or...  Read more

CATFISH_FAN

Goals for August
8/9/2014 5:56:11 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I know I am late posting this but I have already started working on some of them. My main goals for August are: 311 Walk at least 20,000 st...  Read more

NEELIXNKES

John Wooden quote
8/8/2014 1:29:44 PM,  2 COMMENTS

"When you improve a little bit each day, eventually big things occur." - John Wooden...  Read more

NORWOODGIRL

Day 549: Old Habits, Simple Pleasures
8/8/2014 2:19:47 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I can berate myself - justifiably or unjustifiably - for any number of things: the piece of cake I had... skipping my morning walk... staying up too...  Read more

KASEYCOFF

Starlight, Starbright!
8/7/2014 11:59:58 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Tonight on my walk, I saw a fallen star! Haven't seen one of them in years! Must be my lucky night! It happened very quickly but was a sight to beh...  Read more

2DAWN4

William Pitt quote
8/7/2014 10:08:28 AM,  2 COMMENTS

"Confidence is a plant of slow growth." - William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham...  Read more

NORWOODGIRL

Paddleboarding
8/7/2014 8:03:10 AM,  17 COMMENTS

I rented a paddleboard for a couple of days to see what it is like. It was fun. It was easier to balance than I thought it would be, but it still r...  Read more

TERI-RIFIC

Summertime and sunshine!
8/6/2014 9:29:15 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I can't believe that this is already August. Several local schools start next week. I am not sure where summer has gone but I still have a list of s...  Read more

2DAWN4

Summer 2014 Reading Program: July Updates
8/6/2014 8:49:18 PM,  4 COMMENTS

This is the third summer I have created my own summer reading program. I try to read 30-60 minutes before bed. My goal is to read 30 books by Labor Da...  Read more

PROT358

Colin Powell quote
8/5/2014 9:08:26 AM,  1 COMMENTS

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure." - Colin Powell...  Read more

NORWOODGIRL

Flavia Weedn quote
8/4/2014 10:42:06 PM,  3 COMMENTS

"If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces,never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again." - Flavia Weedn...  Read more

NORWOODGIRL

Getting Serious About Weight (s)
8/4/2014 8:20:01 AM,  16 COMMENTS

Here I am benching 50#. I later did 60. With a little more than a month to go until my one year anniversary on Spark, I have to say that strength t...  Read more

TERI-RIFIC

Weekly Wrap-Up: 7/27 - 8/2
8/4/2014 12:06:30 AM,  5 COMMENTS

QUOTE OF THE DAY Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. -James Bryant Conant WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NU...  Read more

PROT358

Henry David Thoreau quote
8/3/2014 12:51:36 PM,  1 COMMENTS

"All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the...  Read more

NORWOODGIRL

Mount Monadnock
8/2/2014 6:48:35 AM,  17 COMMENTS

I had a fun day. Mt. Monadnock is the second most climbed mountain in the world after Mt. Fuji in Japan. It may be number one now that Fuji has a r...  Read more

TERI-RIFIC

Day 548: A Healthy(er) Point of View...
8/2/2014 3:57:32 AM,  13 COMMENTS

I came across a blog - perhaps more of an essay - this morning, as I was 'net-surfing. The author captures much of what I think, and much of what I ne...  Read more

KASEYCOFF

July Report
8/1/2014 11:59:06 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I have finally almost figured out how to manage my symptoms of IBS. I worked hard and had a great month! NUTRITION Really good this mon...  Read more

PROT358

Helen Keller quote
8/1/2014 2:25:07 PM,  1 COMMENTS

"To keep our faces toward change, and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate, is strength undefeatable." - Helen Keller...  Read more

NORWOODGIRL

Enjoying my day!
7/31/2014 8:29:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Had a great day on vacation! Lots of walking! Saw some wildlife, ate some yummy healthy food, and getting ready to do some more relaxing....in the h...  Read more

2DAWN4

Janos Arany quote
7/31/2014 12:25:15 PM,  1 COMMENTS

"In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities. " - Janos Arany...  Read more

NORWOODGIRL

Adventure in Onederland - Yay - I'm *Just* Overweight
7/30/2014 8:07:39 PM,  19 COMMENTS

Hallelujah! I'm overweight instead of obese. I did not think I would make my goal of a BMI below 30 by the end of July, but I just squeaked it in....  Read more

TERI-RIFIC

J. K. Rowling quote
7/30/2014 6:26:30 AM,  4 COMMENTS

"It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities" - J. K. Rowling...  Read more

NORWOODGIRL

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