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Teddy Roosevelt quote
7/29/2014 7:24:57 PM,  1 COMMENTS

"It is not the critic who counts, nor the man who points out where the strong man stumbled, or where a doer of deeds could have done them better.The c...  Read more


Weekly Wrap-Up: 7/20 - 7/26
7/29/2014 1:02:12 AM,  2 COMMENTS

QUOTE OF THE DAY I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. -Philippians 4:13 WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION Sunday...  Read more


Norman Vincent Peale
7/28/2014 4:40:18 PM,  3 COMMENTS

"It's always too early to quit." - Norman Vincent Peale...  Read more


Bernard Meltzer
7/27/2014 11:21:51 PM,  4 COMMENTS

"When you forgive, you in no way change the past, but you sure do change the future." - Bernard Meltzer I think this is especially true whe...  Read more


Makeup or Not?
7/27/2014 7:47:20 PM,  4 COMMENTS

So, I did a little experiment the other day: I put make up on 1/2 my face and compared to the other half. Not much difference as far as I could see....  Read more


Success Is . . . Getting A Healthy BMI
7/27/2014 12:15:57 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I easily maintained a healthy weight as a teenager without conscious dieting or exercise, averaging 125-135 pounds until the age of 17. I had my young...  Read more


Bread and Butter Pickles
7/26/2014 5:59:04 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Today was pickling day number 1, I processed about 8 pounds of cucumbers into 12 pints of bread and butter pickles. That was for harvest number 1 of...  Read more


Henry David Thoreau quote
7/26/2014 9:41:50 AM,  4 COMMENTS

"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." - Henry David Thoreau...  Read more


Goals for the weekend
7/26/2014 9:19:32 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Today I will track my food and Today I won't drink any pop even though I am craving it. Tomorrow - I will get in 3000 steps and I won't slack on...  Read more


Oprah quote
7/25/2014 8:26:06 AM,  4 COMMENTS

"Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by...  Read more


Martin Luther King Jr. quote
7/24/2014 11:39:35 AM,  1 COMMENTS

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." - Martin Luther King Jr....  Read more


Tony Robbins quote
7/23/2014 6:53:32 AM,  3 COMMENTS

"How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I'm committed to?" - Tony Robbins...  Read more


Eleanor Roosevelt quote
7/22/2014 10:29:39 PM,  2 COMMENTS

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." - Eleanor Roosevelt...  Read more


Today promises to be another nice day
7/22/2014 7:33:45 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Good weather and time to enjoy it. ...  Read more


Quote from an unknown source
7/21/2014 11:35:57 PM,  3 COMMENTS

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Unknown...  Read more


Oh Em GEE, i'm PAST some of those old mountains!! WHAT a Silver Lining!
7/21/2014 11:33:15 PM,  7 COMMENTS

For the WEC: 1. Post or blog the best thing about your experience with the BLC this round or about the progress you made due to your participati...  Read more


Plan for the Break
7/21/2014 10:44:13 PM,  7 COMMENTS

We are supposed to create a plan for our break, and I just wrote a post earlier today about how, much as I am a planner in most of my life (to a fault...  Read more


The ending of BLC 25
7/21/2014 10:33:30 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Wow, I can't believe that it's already the end of the round. This was supposed to be my relax and focus on myself round... and it couldn't have been...  Read more


2 months later....
7/21/2014 5:15:23 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I have been keeping busy. Just not blogging on SP. Don't normally have time. I have been going to PF after work until last Monday (7/14) I bega...  Read more


Sunday....a day of rest?
7/21/2014 12:45:07 AM,  1 COMMENTS

It was my turn to provide a light lunch at church. I chose to serve lots of fresh fruit and veggies along with a few sweets.....only a few though! ...  Read more


Weekly Wrap-Up: 7/13 - 7/19
7/20/2014 11:58:14 PM,  2 COMMENTS

QUOTE OF THE DAY What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals. -Zig Ziglar W...  Read more


Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche quote
7/20/2014 9:28:06 PM,  3 COMMENTS

"It is our mind, and that alone, that imprisons us or sets us free." - Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche...  Read more


Summing Up - the BLC round 25
7/20/2014 3:16:44 PM,  11 COMMENTS

So we have a challenge this weekend to blog about what we've gotten out of the BLC this round. For those who don't know what the BLC is, it's an amaz...  Read more


Happy Sunday Sparkers!
7/20/2014 5:56:56 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Have some fun today! You deserve it!...  Read more


Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote
7/19/2014 8:37:34 AM,  2 COMMENTS

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. T...  Read more


My summer is just beginning!
7/19/2014 12:50:15 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I know what the calendar says.....we are halfway through with July and school will be starting in a scant 5 weeks. But here, in my corner of the...  Read more


Jim Rohn quote
7/18/2014 9:55:04 AM,  1 COMMENTS

"The major key to your better future is YOU." - Jim Rohn...  Read more


Day 547: We live. We learn.
7/18/2014 3:59:00 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Found this an interesting essay: That's all I came here to say... 211 'ave a good 'un, Sparklers - carpe diem! ...  Read more


The Saving Grace : BiggestLoserChallenge 25
7/18/2014 12:02:35 AM,  15 COMMENTS

My third round of being with the Biggest Loser Challenge is coming to an end. This was round 25 so, very appropriately, had Silver as the theme. T...  Read more


Resting on My Laurels
7/17/2014 11:03:18 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Brooklyn born just wrote an excellent blog in which she mentioned "resting on your laurels". This has been a problem for me lately - wake up, run 4...  Read more


Vince McConnell quote
7/17/2014 8:37:44 AM,  2 COMMENTS

"We must train from the inside out. Using our strengths to attack and nullify any weaknesses. It's not about denying a weakness may exist but ab...  Read more


Anthony Douglas Williams quote
7/16/2014 9:01:53 AM,  0 COMMENTS

We live a spiritual lifestyle when we treat all life with care, kindness, and love. -Anthony Douglas Williams...  Read more


Arthur Golden quote
7/15/2014 11:02:32 PM,  2 COMMENTS

"Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are." -...  Read more


Quote from an unknown source
7/14/2014 11:20:49 PM,  1 COMMENTS

"Life is a gift. We just have to remember to untie the ribbons." - Unknown...  Read more


Jim Rohn quote
7/13/2014 11:22:36 PM,  1 COMMENTS

"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment." - Jim Rohn...  Read more


Weekly Wrap-Up: 7/6 - 7/12
7/13/2014 10:37:31 PM,  2 COMMENTS

QUOTE OF THE DAY By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; An...  Read more


Megan Cooley quote
7/12/2014 10:46:48 PM,  1 COMMENTS

We were born to shimmer. We were born to shine. We were born to radiate. We were born to live. We were born to love, never hate. Megan Cooley...  Read more


7/12/2014 5:46:00 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I gathered my first big broccoli harvest of the year, 7 1/4 lbs! This is more than I have grown in previous years, 10 heads of the 17 plants were rea...  Read more


Rhode Island Weekend
7/12/2014 2:34:45 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I went to Rhode Island with my daughter to watch her run in the Jamestown Half Marathon. On Friday we went biking on the East Bay Bike Path. It is...  Read more


Quote from an unknown source
7/11/2014 10:30:31 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It's not about how good you are - it's about how good you want to be. Anonymous...  Read more


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