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  • Saturday

    7/23/2016 12:21:27 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a wonderful and very blessed day share the love with others hugs... Read more

  • Made it to Wisconsin

    7/22/2016 10:53:29 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, made it to Wisconsin okay. Went to Lambeau Field when we got there. Talk about being in heaven. Went on the tour and had a blast. Got to go to the 1919 Kitchen and Tap and it was good. Then we went to the Pro Shop and got a few things. Didn't go to the Packers Hall of Fame. Had to get to Siste... Read more

  • TGIF

    7/21/2016 11:45:10 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a wonderful day be blessed and enjoy living life to the fullest if possible for me too hugs... Read more

  • Hot Chicago

    7/21/2016 8:50:25 PM, by BABY_GIRL69

    Here in Chicago and surrounding areas we are having a heat wave. So I'm going to go out and play in the water.... In other news, my 21st wedding anniversary is tomorrow..... WOW!! It's been tough and it's still tough but we still fighting. My going after my goal and I am losing weigh... Read more

  • "ADDED UNTO YOU"

    7/21/2016 8:09:48 PM, by LBS4LBS

    Disclaimer: **This is a vent post** So, I happen to be glancing through something on Facebook earlier, now typically I'm not on social media too often, it's just not my thing, matter of fact, that's the first time I'd been on Facebook in months, but on a whim, I did a 'check' in just to see old fri... Read more

  • THE SECOND HALF OF MY BEGINNING

    7/21/2016 11:40:13 AM, by LBS4LBS

    Soo, here I am! The second half of my beginning. I've come from over 300 lbs(305.6) to be exact and I decided the beginning of this month that it's time to get this weight loss journey restarted to reach my goal weight. I've been sitting idle in the 250s for too long now. I want to reach my goal ... Read more

  • I Still Need Some Answers

    7/21/2016 1:55:35 AM, by SUNSET09

    38 I'm old enough and I have realized I still have so many unanswered questions! I never found out who let the dogs out...... the way to get to Sesame Street... ...why Dora doesn't just use Google Maps... why we don't ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery".......... why women can't put on ... Read more

  • It's Good For Us!

    7/18/2016 10:26:45 PM, by SUNSET09

    "We can train our minds to refuse to keep score of the wrongs others have committed against us through the power of God's word," writes Giesbrecht. "Remember that 1 Corinthians 13:5 says, "Love keeps no record of wrongs." We must not keep lists of anything that has hurt, angered, offended, or ... Read more

  • Lost another pound plus trip is getting close

    7/17/2016 8:12:01 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I've lost about 4 pounds this past week but lost a pound since yesterday. At the beginning of last week I was 186 pounds. I went down a pound a day and yesterday I was at 183 pounds. Today I am at 182 pounds. That what I weighed when my oldest brother James and his wife Cheri (the one that int... Read more

  • How I don't want to look anymore!

    7/16/2016 11:02:43 PM, by DEEDEEGRAM

    This picture was taken of me while on holidays this past month ( July, 2016). I don't want to look as heavy as this by next July (2017). All this excess weight made it hard for me to do a lot of walking up hills while we were sightseeing. I want to be able to fit comfortably in a booth at a... Read more

  • Experiment

    7/14/2016 10:32:03 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I tried eating some unhealthy things early in the day to see what would happen with the scale. Even though my calories were where they should be, I discovered that for me, unhealthy equals added weight. Granted, some extra weight is no doubt due to increased salt intake, but some I really think ha... Read more

  • One of those days

    7/13/2016 3:52:00 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I'm dragging today. I feel like I'm sleepwalking through my day. I got up early to watch my grandsons with their swim teams and then my granddaughter at her swim lessons. I pushed her on the tire swing a bit and got in a bit of walking. Then I visited a friend who has Alzheimer's. She was just ... Read more

  • The Light of Worship

    7/13/2016 5:42:18 AM, by SUNSET09

    In His Presence: "If we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship" (1 John 1:7). In his classic book, The Pursuit of God, pastor and author A. W. Tozer writes: When we sing, "Draw me nearer, nearer, blessed Lord," we are not thinking of the nearness of place... Read more

  • Making progress...slowly

    7/11/2016 5:36:49 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I would love to be able to jog a 5K and to walk a half-marathon. I'm far from getting to either, but am making progress. Yesterday at the gym I managed to 'run' a mile without a break to walk. It was very slow, just over 16 minutes, but it felt like a victory. I went on to walk/jog another mil... Read more

  • We Are Worthy, Spark Friends!

    7/10/2016 12:49:07 PM, by SUNSET09

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  • Two rest days!

    7/9/2016 7:32:34 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I hope this isn't an indication that ms is hitting a difficult stretch. I was so excited to have walked (some jogging, too) more than 30,000 steps two days in a row. However, the next day I could only walk a bit more than 13,000 and today I doubt I'll do much more than that. I'm hoping it's just ... Read more

  • I lost a day and then found it!

    7/7/2016 9:51:35 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I thought yesterday was Thursday and aimed to get 30,000+ steps. It was nearly the end of the day before I actually realized it was Wednesday. So, today I also aimed for the 30,000+ steps. I succeeded yesterday and am nearly there today. I may be ready for another increase, but time does not alw... Read more

  • 2 minute planks

    7/7/2016 9:06:48 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I've increased my time on my planks. The first one today was at the 1 minute mark but the last 2 planks were longer. I did those for 2 minutes each. I was going to do a minute and a half but that was too easy. So I went ahead and did them for 2 minutes each. I was a little shaky on the 2nd pla... Read more

  • Fellowship Frenzy

    7/6/2016 3:04:06 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    On Sunday my husband and I were in charge of fellowship hours after both worship services. I know my habits are well in place by the way I approached this opportunity. I baked for two days without even tasting many of my creations. I purchased a beautiful sheet cake filled with mousse and didn't ... Read more

  • Long day on Saturday

    7/5/2016 9:26:07 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    This past Saturday I went to Peoria, IL, (an hour east of where I live) to go shopping with my aunt and uncle who I will be going to Wisconsin with in 2 weeks. They were suppose to had picked me up at 10am but they were an hour late. They had a good reason. They were switching my aunt's sister to an... Read more

  • Holiday Weekend Success

    7/5/2016 5:56:43 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I was very active over the long weekend including leading a parade to pass out flags to all the people along the route. I took my husband and six-year-old granddaughter to help. She was so cute and fast. Then we walked back against the parade direction to see all the entries and let her gather up... Read more

  • Happy 4th of July to the United States of America

    7/4/2016 12:15:49 AM, by SUNSET09

    The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave! May She forever wave! 232... Read more

  • When Do I........

    7/3/2016 4:26:41 PM, by BABY_GIRL69

    Good day Sparkfam! So the sweet giving me that I am gave hubby a nice relaxing neck and back massage. He and I both suffer from neck shoulders and back pain from years of lifting weights. I was very giving to do this because I do deep tissue massage but only for family members and friends. Now that ... Read more

  • The ABCs of Being

    7/2/2016 10:35:47 PM, by SUNSET09

    Day 31 Challenge: Pick two being words for each month and write them on your calendar. Make it a point to be aware of how you are or are not being ___________. And choose to be ___________ and ____________. I am not being overwhelmed and choosing to be encouraging and inspiring. ... Read more

  • I must increase intensity!

    7/1/2016 6:01:15 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I get in lots of steps each day, some walking, some jogging. But, there are only so many hours in a day that I can do this. I sneak in lots of steps throughout the day while doing other things. But, I think after just more than 5 months of 10,000+ steps per day, it's time to increase the intensit... Read more

  • Goodbye Junebug...

    7/1/2016 12:50:52 AM, by KAMCCLARY

    June came roaring in and out like a beast. What a month. 198 Six months my Dad transition to his heavenly home and all I can say this has been growing six months, a grieving six months, a learning curve six months. I look back and still feel the best thing I did for myself was to go into t... Read more

  • I am loving the planks

    6/30/2016 9:15:10 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I am loving the planks. I am so glad that I decided to do them. My last 2 planks today I had to do back to back because the time that I usually do them I wasn't home so I had to wait until we got home from having supper and do them. I usually don't do them when I have a full stomach but tonight I di... Read more

  • Fitbit weekly report!

    6/30/2016 12:33:28 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    This report is always so encouraging to me. Even if I'm having a particularly challenging day, when i see what I did last week I find points of encouragement and that gets me wanting to surpass whatever that was. Lately, it's steps. Last week was the first time I ever averaged more than 20,000 st... Read more

  • My planks

    6/29/2016 10:04:07 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I have gone from doing my planks on my forearms and doing them for 50 seconds to doing them in the push up position (on my hands and the up position) and lasting for a minute. And talk about feeling it. Plus it has helped me get some more of the weight that I gained (gained 7 pounds from last ... Read more

  • What Happened To YOU????!!!!

    6/29/2016 5:59:42 PM, by BABY_GIRL69

    God bless & Love Sparkfam!!! Keep pushin it's so worth it!! Dee... Read more

  • My planks

    6/25/2016 3:11:43 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I got up to 30 seconds for a while. My last plank last night was 35 seconds. This morning I went for 50 seconds. That was the only one so far today. I will do more later on today when we get home. I might go even further than that. We will see. So that tells me my core strength is getting bett... Read more