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Generous Friends
7/10/2014 5:49:06 AM,  24 COMMENTS

Sometimes we all need to help, and other times, we need to be helped. This month, I needed both. My son needed a car. I willingly loaned my car, bu...  Read more

JSTETSER

The World Needs More Robins!
7/9/2014 5:44:19 AM,  19 COMMENTS

On Monday afternoon, we made a needed trip into Wal*Mart. We were tired from having climbed Mt Monadnock, and probably did not look like the ideal cu...  Read more

JSTETSER

Hiker with Diabetes Needs Help!
7/8/2014 5:59:13 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Yes, I need some BIG help! I just spent the day burning lots of calories hiking Mt. Monadnock. It was a 4 hour hike on a hot, humid day. I...  Read more

JSTETSER

"I"
7/7/2014 6:04:21 AM,  19 COMMENTS

I am going to look closer that this beautiful world around me. I am going to listen closely when people speak to me. I am going to eat...  Read more

JSTETSER

Baby Kisses On My Cheek
7/6/2014 6:01:39 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Baby kisses on my cheek Remind me of what is important Spending time with little ones~ Sharing secrets with each other ...  Read more

JSTETSER

Risks NOT worth taking
7/5/2014 5:55:20 AM,  18 COMMENTS

There are people, just like this hiker, who take needless risks when they climb. This rescue cost thousands of dollars. While the hand shake was a w...  Read more

JSTETSER

San Juan River Trip
7/4/2014 10:58:31 PM,  13 COMMENTS

I know this is late, but the last eight days have been non-stop and so much fun. I'll get to it all eventually, but for now I'll start where I left o...  Read more

SWDESERTLOVER

Happy Independence Day! Freedom from Food Addiction!!
7/4/2014 6:28:15 AM,  6 COMMENTS

As I was returning a goodie to another sparkie, I typed Happy 4th of July - Happy Independence Day! Then I got to thinking, SparkPeople gave me I...  Read more

RAYLINSTEPHENS

A funny thing happened on the way...
7/4/2014 5:59:46 AM,  29 COMMENTS

A funny thing happened on the way to the beach house… Yesterday I was on my way down to see my son, his lovely wife, and the sweet little baby Lina....  Read more

JSTETSER

The little things
7/3/2014 6:11:38 AM,  23 COMMENTS

Like the flowers on the roadside and the smile upon your face It's the little acts of kindness that get me through life's race. Yo...  Read more

JSTETSER

The one with the fashionista and the wedding advice
7/2/2014 2:13:11 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So I'm in the office of a coworker, and we're talking wedding dresses and diets. What is it with the wedding dress and diet correlation? I mean,...  Read more

ARRREAGLES

pepper problems
7/2/2014 5:50:55 AM,  13 COMMENTS

Dear friends, What is wrong with our peppers? Everything else in our garden is doing great, but the peppers are disappointing. They look wilted,...  Read more

JSTETSER

The Mountains are in Bloom
7/1/2014 6:23:16 AM,  22 COMMENTS

I love the mountain blooms of summer! Alpine Azalea Especially in the Alpine Zones of the White Mountains. Alpine bluets I once thought...  Read more

JSTETSER

Vacation Fun
7/1/2014 12:07:59 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Hope everyone is doing well. I'm having a great time on vacation. We're in Moab, Utah right now and staying busy, but wanted to take a few minutes t...  Read more

SWDESERTLOVER

The one where I get halfway back to last year
6/30/2014 10:40:36 AM,  4 COMMENTS

So. It's like, you run and you work out and you eat better. And then you finish a crazy ass race like a spartan sprint, and you get a crazy medal, and...  Read more

ARRREAGLES

Faith
6/30/2014 6:04:52 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 It is so easy to believe the worse about others and about...  Read more

JSTETSER

Problem Sundays
6/29/2014 10:21:39 PM,  0 COMMENTS

It seems nearly every Sunday I am over on my nutrition tracker. Usually it's fat or calories....sometimes both. Well, knowledge is power. I can fix th...  Read more

PAMSPARKS

Character
6/29/2014 11:11:36 AM,  3 COMMENTS

“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” ¯ J. K. Rowling ...  Read more

HOLISTIC5

Another week, another challenge, another go for the goal!
6/29/2014 7:47:09 AM,  5 COMMENTS

This week the LTGL Challenge is to stay within our recommended calorie range - unfortunately, when I connect the 2 trackers, it won't give me the need...  Read more

RAYLINSTEPHENS

Me and My Spark Friends
6/29/2014 6:14:29 AM,  27 COMMENTS

Yesterday was the most amazing day! I went to the Audubon Society in Concord, NH for a party with my Spark Friends! It was a small gathering, but...  Read more

JSTETSER

NH Sparkers Party Today!
6/28/2014 5:44:38 AM,  16 COMMENTS

I have been a member of SparkPeople for 2 1/2 years, and have not met another Spark Person. Today that will all change! 10am to 4 pm at the Aud...  Read more

JSTETSER

Food for thought
6/27/2014 8:56:13 PM,  8 COMMENTS

“If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and fai...  Read more

HOLISTIC5

The Start of My Liberation
6/27/2014 6:49:32 PM,  6 COMMENTS

It's amazing when you finally convince yourself that you ARE WORTHY, you can accomplish so many things. I'm so ready to let go and put myself first fo...  Read more

KEELYDEUS

Mizpah
6/27/2014 6:12:13 AM,  16 COMMENTS

Mizpah Hut naturalist program Croo: Nat, Emily and Erin and Sam. The Croo members were so very kind and respectful. Their good manners made o...  Read more

JSTETSER

Smart vs Wise
6/26/2014 9:07:40 PM,  7 COMMENTS

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HOLISTIC5

Not the least bit lonesome
6/26/2014 5:56:10 AM,  18 COMMENTS

Not at all lonesome at the Lonesome Lake Hut Croo: Gavin, Emily, Grace, Bre, Erica and Scott with Adam Auerbach, friend. Lonesome Lake Hut is a...  Read more

JSTETSER

Bears in the White Mountains
6/25/2014 12:58:33 PM,  14 COMMENTS

It is very hard for some people to learn to follow instructions. "Don't feed the Bear!" means just that. A fed bear is a dead bear because he or...  Read more

JSTETSER

Supplements for my Legs & Cardiovascular
6/21/2014 7:31:21 AM,  5 COMMENTS

As I start the 5% Summer Challenge to lose the last 6 lbs in 8 weeks, I have some new daily goals/challenges: 375 calorie deficit for 3/4 pound per...  Read more

RAYLINSTEPHENS

Hum.............
6/20/2014 8:24:48 AM,  8 COMMENTS

“All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in t...  Read more

HOLISTIC5

Your kindness
6/20/2014 5:41:40 AM,  21 COMMENTS

The kind acts of others are the flowers of life They bring in the joy and chase out the strife. In my times of trouble when pain is so real, ...  Read more

JSTETSER

I'm Out of Here!
6/19/2014 6:35:52 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Only temporarily of course. 334 My car is all packed and kayaks are loaded on top. I'm working tonight, but when I get home my son and his best...  Read more

SWDESERTLOVER

Flowers help the world go ‘round.
6/19/2014 5:40:54 AM,  25 COMMENTS

Flowers help the world go ‘round. “The earth laughs in flowers.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson When I look at the beautiful flowers around...  Read more

JSTETSER

I'm finding my way!
6/18/2014 10:15:16 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Getting settled into my new home, six months later! So many changes to adapt to. New job (and schedule), new surroundings, new friends. Finally found...  Read more

FAIRLIGHT914

The Glory of a Garden
6/18/2014 5:37:29 AM,  17 COMMENTS

I love my little piece of dirt. Watching plants that I care for is such a satisfying thing. Eating the fruits of my labor brings me health an...  Read more

JSTETSER

Our Kitchen Garden
6/17/2014 5:38:56 AM,  26 COMMENTS

Maybe we don’t have the biggest garden around, but we love it! Our close-up shots can make our veggies look bigger than they are. We love taking tim...  Read more

JSTETSER

The BEST Moments
6/16/2014 5:36:13 AM,  21 COMMENTS

The very best moments of every day Are waking up~come what may Yes, just having you by my side Brings joy to my day-an enjoyable ride, Or a tr...  Read more

JSTETSER

127.5! Lowest I've been it 2 years! WooHoo!!
6/15/2014 7:54:22 AM,  21 COMMENTS

Back when I lost my home internet in February 2012, I hit 128 lbs. Up from 125 after a very long and hard winter which was up from 120ish at the end...  Read more

RAYLINSTEPHENS

Daddy's Little Girl
6/15/2014 6:19:03 AM,  23 COMMENTS

Yesterday my cousin Barbara gave me the nicest gift: she gave me a very old photo of my family. On this beautiful Father's Day, it is important t...  Read more

JSTETSER

Good times and rainy times
6/14/2014 5:59:31 AM,  18 COMMENTS

Yesterday was a day to remember. All five of my brothers and sisters showed up at my Mom's home for a reunion. As an added treat, my son Sa...  Read more

JSTETSER

Friday the 13th Gray Family Reunion
6/13/2014 5:43:49 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Today my whole family -my dear mother, 3 brothers, two sisters, and their kids and their grand kids- all get together. This will be a day for...  Read more

JSTETSER

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