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  • Wed. 7/1/2015

    7/1/2015 7:11:39 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Can't believe it's already July. Woke up this morning around 2am to a very nasty storm. Lots of lightening, wind, heavy rain. The rain sounded li... Read more

  • Looking for swimmers over 50. Please comment.

    6/30/2015 9:56:42 PM, by MIAMIRN

    Hi all, I am looking for swimmers. I know there are a lot of hidden swimmers here. I also know of the swimming forums. Unfortunately, the fo... Read more

  • It feels surreal

    6/29/2015 9:18:34 PM, by BECWAL

    I hit the 80 pound mark and only 10 more pounds I'll be saying good bye to the 200s. I'm working on the next pound with the tears just wont stop... Read more

  • Hot & Hazy!

    6/29/2015 4:22:47 PM, by _LINDA

    Day 4 of very high temperatures for us. Averaging 30 + C (86 F) when our usual is only 23 C (73 F) this time of year. This morning Mom calls o... Read more

  • Lisa's gift from the heart

    6/28/2015 11:33:09 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am blessed with a wonderful and compassionate friend who gave me the best birthday present, A Day at the Beach. I am my husband's dialysis nur... Read more

  • #ProjectSaltAndLight

    6/28/2015 8:40:41 PM, by D710DANCE

    Historically and as a rule, I do not openly discuss political and controversial topics; however, the atrocious massacre of the nine innocent live... Read more

  • Putting fork down between bites

    6/28/2015 11:38:46 AM, by --MAY--

    Hey, I atarted doing this yesterday, though it is hard to remember it will come, just like Marilyn says it will be automatic, like putting on sun... Read more

  • 2015 5%Summer Challenge

    6/27/2015 7:38:24 PM, by DONNA_W

    I enjoyed participating in and was successful with the 2015 5% Spring challenge. I did loose 5% of my weight and I was one of three 'last firecr... Read more

  • 2015 Goals & How I'm Doing

    6/27/2015 4:35:07 PM, by BKWERM

    Review and tweaking our goals is part of the weekend challenge for this round of BLC. Here are my 2015 goals and how I'm doing on them: - l... Read more

  • CSA provides lots of veggies and a challenge for creativity

    6/27/2015 9:58:58 AM, by DONNA_W

    Picked up this week's CSA share. I did manage to use up all the vegetables from last week except for a half a head of Napa cabbage which I will u... Read more

  • Changing the Tide

    6/27/2015 8:06:17 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I just got out of the hospital where i was for 9 days on HIGH doses of IV steroids. Usually I can guarantee a 20 lb weight gain in the time spe... Read more

  • It's a love-hate situation

    6/27/2015 7:09:11 AM, by BECWAL

    I was excited to see that my little bathroom scales were correct when I weighed in at the doctor's yesterday morning. Just imagine my frustrati... Read more

  • Step by step

    6/24/2015 11:51:42 PM, by SBECKER526

    I was feeling quite overwhelmed. I am doing better. Each day I tackle one item - closet, drawers in a chest, or a box in the attic. Gentle pro... Read more

  • Tuesday June 23,2015

    6/23/2015 7:00:55 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    I live in upstate NY. Very quiet ,lots of farms. We travel 45 minutes to grocery shop,nothing local. Read more

  • First Tablet Photo Uploads

    6/23/2015 3:56:57 PM, by _LINDA

    This is Mom and I standing in front of the statue that inspired the design on our medals. Read more

  • can I keep this up?

    6/23/2015 12:27:20 PM, by JANNY316

    I am really having a good June, so far. Can I continue on? I have really made exercise a priority in my life, no matter what and have succeeded... Read more

  • Weekend

    6/23/2015 1:29:57 AM, by _LINDA

    Our Mayor's Marathon started out gloomy and spitting rain. Mom and I got there way too early and had to stand around for 90 min before our race... Read more

  • Monday June 22,2015

    6/22/2015 9:06:08 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    Evening. I did dirty 30,21 day workout this morning before a 9 hour shift. Read more

  • Busy, productive weekend

    6/22/2015 6:36:45 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Lilly was not over this weekend but we got a lot done. John worked on side jobs with Marty (his friend) and also got some cleaning done in the ga... Read more

  • Sunday June 21,2015

    6/21/2015 7:57:55 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    Happy Father's Day! It rained a lot here. I visited friends this morning then walked this afternoon.I got my nails done,i'm human again,lol. Read more

  • Some thoughts Borne of a Long Hospital Afternoon.

    6/21/2015 2:08:25 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Today is day 7 of my hospital stay. Now the docs say I can (maybe) go home this coming Tuesday. My lungs are improved ...but my BP has been th... Read more

  • Great Grandfather

    6/20/2015 9:23:29 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Below is a pic of John's granddaughter (Alicia), boyfriend (Brandon) and their son. Jeremiah Scott Ball-Flores was born on Wed. 6/17/2015. He i... Read more

  • Worked on downsizing

    6/19/2015 11:10:26 PM, by SBECKER526

    I got wonderful tips on making the most of my apartment. Bob's dialysis supplies (28 boxes) will fit in 1/2 of the closet of our bedroom. I wil... Read more

  • Busy Day Today, Tomorrow and This Weekend!

    6/18/2015 12:39:01 AM, by _LINDA

    I started my morning off cleaning. First the hardest, vacuuming, always a challenge with my weak arms. Then the mopping, hard on my back. Wa... Read more

  • Wed June 17,2015

    6/17/2015 5:56:36 PM, by NYKIMMIE

    I biked 21 miles today. I woke up thinking about what my exercise today would be and that was it. I was only able to bike that route once last su... Read more

  • 6-17-2015

    6/17/2015 7:12:00 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Have not really been blogging lately. This weather is hot, humid and zapping my energy. Had Lilly last weekend, she loves coming over here and ... Read more

  • Feeling some better

    6/16/2015 11:43:57 PM, by SBECKER526

    We made a formal application to the Highlands after touring our apartment. I went to get a massage and then could not stop sobbing. My home mea... Read more

  • Where is my Spark?

    6/16/2015 3:39:19 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Yes, here I am once more: in the hospital struggling to breath. I have severe asthma and have been admitted once more for at least a week of IV ... Read more

  • SENIOR OLYMPICS Ready Set Go! 55 years old and older.

    6/15/2015 11:15:43 AM, by MIAMIRN

    Hi all! This is for everyone over 55 that would like to compete or is thinking of competing in the Senior Olympics. Yes if you scroll to the... Read more

  • Pride Day and Walk Photos

    6/14/2015 9:59:46 PM, by _LINDA

    We started out from the Farmer's Market, up high: Ot... Read more

  • More things to do!

    6/14/2015 12:19:47 PM, by SBECKER526

    Still waiting to get the feedback on my financial disclosures and my application to a retirement community. I may have to wait awhile. That wil... Read more

  • Clean eating in moderation has paid off.

    6/13/2015 9:43:35 AM, by BECWAL

    December 1st, 2014. 290 pounds with BMI of 46.8 Morbidly Obese June 13th, 2015. 215 pounds with BMI of 34.7 Obese (BMI of 30 is no longer... Read more

  • Thank You

    6/12/2015 8:46:07 PM, by BKWERM

    I just got an email from SP saying SP has received enough votes for me to become a "SparkPeople Motivator." Congratulations! For recognition... Read more

  • Goodies I Got For Top Fundraiser

    6/12/2015 9:06:11 AM, by _LINDA

    Mom finally delivered my goodies from the Bust A Move fundraiser. It was more than I was expecting. She had forgotten them on the last delivery... Read more

  • Not So Hot Medical News..

    6/11/2015 10:27:33 AM, by _LINDA

    My arm surgeon said there isn't too much he can do with my shoulder, because in people with RA the tendons and ligaments would be too frail to re... Read more

  • DRATS: Computer Issues

    6/11/2015 1:03:07 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I had reached 40 + consecutive spins on the spark wheel. And then my computer cord died...only we thought it was the battery. So Ii ordered a ... Read more

  • The Simple Diet - 3rd times the charm

    6/10/2015 1:36:56 PM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Well here I am again. I have been off track for way to long. Got back on track on 6/2/15 and am already noticing changes. Down nearly 16 pounds... Read more

  • Meal Plan Yesterday

    6/10/2015 8:50:12 AM, by _LINDA

    Due to the planned 10 hour power outage yesterday, they gave us free snacks and meals so we wouldn't have to open our refrigerators. Snac... Read more

  • Into The Dark -Planned Power Outage!

    6/9/2015 7:07:39 AM, by _LINDA

    Apparently my 35 year old Apartment Building needs repairs on its two Transformers. This will take from 9 am to 7 pm so that is how long we wi... Read more

  • Mindful of busyness

    6/8/2015 11:00:42 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am really working at using my time wisely. I tend to over schedule myself. Now I am putting meetings, appointments, exercise times in my sche... Read more

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