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  • Love

    7/23/2016 2:40:12 PM, by MRSJENNI

    It's too bad that this is July and not February, because this might actually be a great Valentine's day post, but alas, it is what it is. Every day, I hear reports of hatred and strife. I hear people cutting others down for no apparent reason other than they want to cause drama. My heart breaks o... Read more

  • One Week with the Garmin Vivofit

    7/21/2016 4:25:33 PM, by NOMADDAD

    So I've used the Garmin Vivofit for a week. I think I've gotten the hang of it. It certainly does a great job of keeping me focused on getting up and moving. Every time I'm sedentary too long - which is often since my work is at a computer, writing code or writing fiction - that RED line that shows ... Read more

  • Taking Time to Chill

    7/19/2016 9:39:24 PM, by ALLTHECUPCAKES

    You guys, I am having the best time right now. Mr. Cupcakes and I took a couple of vacation days, so today is our Friday. We had a lovely dinner at our local Mexican restaurant. Then we hit the home improvement store for house project supplies. When we got home, I was tired and hot and didn't want... Read more

  • I Shoved Myself in my own Locker

    7/17/2016 2:06:52 PM, by ALLTHECUPCAKES

    So I'm officially back in school. I was flying high until I had to cite my sources for an essay. I remember bibliographies. I slapped them on lots of papers. Unfortunately, all of those papers were from before the internet, so I had no idea how to cite electronic stuff. I googled it and had to muddl... Read more

  • Little by little

    7/14/2016 4:50:57 PM, by LIDIAFC74

    Walked today and burned 250 calories. Now I need to completely drink 64 ounces of water per next goal. ... Read more

  • Got a New Garmin Vivofit Activity Tracker, Now What?

    7/14/2016 2:39:00 PM, by NOMADDAD

    Amazon Prime Day was a great excuse to finally get an activity tracker. The Garmin Vivofit was on sale for under $40, including shipping (since I'm a prime member). Getting it setup, turned on, and synced to both my computer and the Garmin Connect site took all of about 5 minutes. It's as easy... Read more

  • Fly High, Little Grasshopper

    7/14/2016 10:06:23 AM, by ALLTHECUPCAKES

    I feel like I've finally adjusted my attitude to a comfortable level. I absolutely hate when I'm in a funk. I give myself an appropriate amount of time to process and dwell but then I get sick of myself and want a little more sunshine and rainbows and a little less sweardoodles and punchy. (I don't ... Read more

  • Flag Etiquette

    7/11/2016 9:18:19 AM, by ALLTHECUPCAKES

    I don't mean to get all for reals serious, but I have to vent. If people are going to display a US flag, they need to be ready to follow all the rules that go with that. It's a big responsibility. No one is forced to display a flag, so the full commitment to it should be honored. Don't just slap it ... Read more

  • 14 weeks and picking up steam again

    7/11/2016 7:43:39 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Morning Sparkpeeps! With the first trimester in the rear-view mirror, I am back on the gym grind. We found out it's another GIRL!!!!! My weight gain is still basically at zero but my belly is telling a different story. lol I'm still getting my cardio and strength training in regularly but my wa... Read more

  • My Ashley Madison Confession

    7/10/2016 9:48:35 AM, by ALLTHECUPCAKES

    I hope you had more fun on your Saturday than I did. I'll be taking things slower today. My latest knitting project has been severely neglected and I desperately want to get to it. Bedroom remodeling - Y'all, we finally finished! I know this means nothing to you because I haven't mentioned it, ... Read more

  • Two Blogs, One Delightful Personality

    7/6/2016 9:57:56 PM, by ALLTHECUPCAKES

    I appreciate all the support you've given me today (and over the last couple months) as I sit in the middle of this changing of seasons in my life. What an amazing time we live in - where total strangers can bond through words and deeds, rallying around someone who is scared and needs a boost. A tim... Read more

  • Vacation Buzz

    7/6/2016 11:32:20 AM, by ALLTHECUPCAKES

    I had one. It was gone literally 4 minutes after I got to work. For those of you that have never heard this term, I don't mean a real buzz (although that might make work more tolerable). I mean that high you have when you're off work and having the time of your life. I was in such a good place ... Read more

  • Get Involved

    7/3/2016 11:18:51 PM, by NOMADDAD

    Here's a funny thing. I've found that getting involved, rather than delivering lip services, is a wonder for making progress in what you're doing. When I first started writing, it was a slow, private task. I would write late at night. I would read books on writing. I even took a community colle... Read more

  • My Value is not Under a Pile on the Table

    7/3/2016 9:34:47 PM, by ALLTHECUPCAKES

    I'm having a great weekend, and I hope you are, too! We took a few vacation days to work on projects. We are currently living in a crack house...not really, it just feels that way because everything is disheveled due to some remodeling. We worked for three solid days - up early and working... Read more

  • Having Sparkfriends

    7/2/2016 4:18:10 PM, by NOMADDAD

    I recall starting with SparkPeople a long time ago. I didn't have much success until I joined the Dallas teams. Being able to actually meet and socialize with real people, inspirational people was a huge help. Seeing and talking to fellow SparkPeople with the same needs and goals was exactly the boo... Read more

  • Enironmental Geek

    6/30/2016 3:45:49 PM, by NAMU35950

    As a Boy Scout leader we are taught Leave No Trace. Basically it's to make sure we leave the environment the way we found it for future generations. We have a recycling company that comes back twice a month and picks up are recyclables, like the trash man. I have a tub under the counter that I thr... Read more

  • Mental or Physical

    6/28/2016 3:55:41 PM, by NAMU35950

    It's only been about a couple of months since I decided that I didnt like the shape I was in, so dusted off my gym clothes and started back. What I have noticed is that I can walked up a flight of steps without getting out of breath now. And losing some weight along the way. So physically I am ge... Read more

  • Hope

    6/26/2016 12:49:48 PM, by ALLTHECUPCAKES

    Today, our Pastor's sermon was about hope. It was something I really needed to hear. I've been a wreck since Friday when I had to say goodbye to my boss. She was the best boss I ever had. I'm not just saying that because I'm sad and can only remember the good. She is also one of my closest frie... Read more