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  • Not much Sparking done today. Dr. Appointment South and North.

    9/23/2014 10:40:30 PM, by NORASPAT

    Last Friday DH had a podiatrist appointment in Portland Maine 6o miles away from Augusta where we live. On our way back I suggested to DH he should have his replaced hip checked out to see if the foot problem comes from the hip and gives him pain in his hip. em>465 We went to their offic... Read more

  • Busy and good Tuesday

    9/23/2014 10:14:11 PM, by TERRI289

    Work was fine but Thor is crazy puppy!! He has energy to burn and keeps leaping over furniture and leaping onto me and Steve. Enjoying my shows but hoping for bedtime soon!!! Night!! ... Read more

  • Feeling the new me coming out

    9/23/2014 10:01:08 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I have had this feeling of the new me coming out but this is a lot more than I have felt in a long time. There were times that I wanted to throw some negative thoughts out but I remembered that I didn't need them. Who needs negative thoughts? Not me. Today I did the Walk Away The Pounds 3 miles... Read more

  • Tired after pt and dare to lose

    9/23/2014 9:55:23 PM, by MCFITZ2

    An going to go have supper. It was a busy day. Took a few pictures of the scenery here.... Read more

  • If you don't change nothin', nothin's gonna change

    9/23/2014 9:51:44 PM, by LILSUZY1057

    What a disaster today. Yesterday I was all upbeat about my exercising and felt really good. Then I went to the doctor today and weighed myself. I lost another 5 lbs. Isn't that terrific! Alas, thinking I had done so well that I should treat myself, I went to Red Robin and had a huge burger ... Read more

  • Tuesday Evening

    9/23/2014 8:44:57 PM, by AUNTALICE2

    Lo and behold!!! Today is a date of great fortune!! My hen laid her first egg!! Of course I do not know which one but it was in the nest box, just like it was supposed to be!! I am so excited! My husband ate it for dinner with a store bought egg also. It was pale in comparison! Of course he sa... Read more

  • Day 2 Journey 52

    9/23/2014 8:32:41 PM, by SUPERNONIE

    Today was Girl Scout day. Which is always a hectic and exhausting day. New beginnings and lots of activities to do. The girls wear me out. But it is fun to watch them learn new things and hopefully we are teaching them the positive things about scouting. Still do not have a clear idea of what I want... Read more

  • Today I got lost...

    9/23/2014 8:10:09 PM, by HERMINAELLEN92

    Today was eventful, I got lost for three hours today, the cell phone was dead and my family was worried sick. The ride was very long, and at first it was nice, just a little drive, until i realized that i had been driving in the wrong direction for almost and hour and had to drive all the way back j... Read more

  • 5% CHALLENGE TEDDY BEARS ROCK

    9/23/2014 8:06:57 PM, by TIMEHASCOME56

    ROCKING THE 5% CHALLENGE EATING MEASURED MEALS. EXCERCISING AT LEAST 30 MINUTES A DAY. WERE NUMBER ... Read more

  • Agents of SHIELD night!!

    9/23/2014 6:39:58 PM, by ABARNES86

    So, Tuesday nights my mom and I usually tiff over who gets control of the TV because she wants to watch the NCIS shows and I want to watch Agents of SHIELD (because of course our favorite shows are on at the same time...). My beef is that, she's retired. She stays home all day, every day, save for T... Read more

  • First full day of fall

    9/23/2014 6:32:17 PM, by DWROBERGE

    Exercises are gong very well. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is at 89%. It was a gorgeous first full day of fall. Temp is around 89 with a slight breeze and sunshine. We had the grandsons today all day and just brought them home. WE have to be p early to go sign our new ... Read more

  • “Try to Remember the Kind of September... and If You Remember Then Follow.

    9/23/2014 6:27:43 PM, by DAYSPRING-STAR

    “Try to Remember the Kind of September... and If You Remember Then Follow." I love this time of year! As a child, September represented a new beginning as I eagerly returned to school with my supplies: a new box of crayons with... Read more

  • Dodging Diabetes........

    9/23/2014 5:34:22 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    THE BOTTOM LINE: * The best way to dodge diabetes is to lose (or not gain) extra pounds. * Do at least 30 minutes of brisk walking or other aerobic exercise every day. Experts also recommend strength training sessions two or three times a week. * Limit sweets, especially sugar-swe... Read more

  • Delicious! Spaghetti squash mixed with marinated artichokes!

    9/23/2014 5:07:27 PM, by CTUPTON

    Spaghetti squash mixed with marinated artichokes! My new eating plan is forcing me to combine foods in different ways, This combination was a great success. I j... Read more

  • 365promises.com

    9/23/2014 5:05:21 PM, by SUNSETBREEZE05

    Psalm 103:5 (WEB) who satisfies your desire with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Promise #266: I will enrich your life and renew your youth like the eagle's. Eagles go through a molting process where they shed their old feathers and grow new ones. This pro... Read more

  • Fallen tree

    9/23/2014 4:46:17 PM, by GOLDENRODFARM

    One of my 200 + yo huge maple lost about a third of its parts yesterday, the wind was very strong but I never thought that tree was in danger. It was a spreading huge rock maple, I am going to miss seeing its perfect symmetry and also miss the privacy it provided from the road. The branch that fel... Read more

  • I chose WHAT?!?

    9/23/2014 4:40:33 PM, by NUTINLOOKSLIKE

    The end of last week was kind of a fast food frenzy, for lack of a better term. I had a girls' night out and hit Taco Bell (read: cheesy nachos and sugary soda), followed by a pizza night (There's that cheese again!), followed by yet a few more days of left over pizza meals. I was surprised when I... Read more

  • Tuesday

    9/23/2014 2:58:03 PM, by PICKIE98

    A beautiful day here, weather wise.. almost 70 degrees and sunny!! I thank you all for concern and suggestions. I will say that I drank some chamomile tea, then room-temp sprite, a few sips, then Tums, gas-X later.. finally,after all of that and some indelicate belching, I felt a little be... Read more

  • Crazy to Bad

    9/23/2014 2:52:18 PM, by DJWHELA52

    Monday started out with trying to get info for Health insurance and noticed with all the stress I was in pain. It was my pancreas, had to stay over night and came home Tuesday morning with pain meds. Will still work outside in the fresh air doing some weeding. ... Read more

  • Ode To A Honey Crisp Apple

    9/23/2014 2:20:33 PM, by EL-KABONG

    Ah, the honey crisp apple, so sweet, so crunchy. You season is far too short, but it is upon us now! The apple that retains it's flavor and it's crunch, not getting mealy like the Empire, nor soft like the Mac. Delicious in apple crisp, apple pie, apple cider or with sharp cheddar or even...GASP!...... Read more

  • You can eat the sprouts on chia pets! Who knew!

    9/23/2014 2:17:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    The article says: And one more note about Chia Pets. Even though Chia seeds are too sticky for conventional sprouting jars, they do sprout very easily when spread out on earthenware. The Mexicans have long made earthenware in the ... Read more

  • Thoughts for Tuesday 9/23/14

    9/23/2014 2:14:03 PM, by TINY67

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  • Side effects of chia seeds-who knew!

    9/23/2014 2:05:22 PM, by CTUPTON

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    gspot.ca/ I have not had a problem--so far. But I have a tablespoon once every 4 days at most. chris... Read more

  • Baby Steps

    9/23/2014 1:53:51 PM, by MONKEYMARIE

    Have you ever seen the movie, "What About Bob?" If you have, then you probably remember baby steps. That's what I'm trying to focus on today. Baby steps out of the bed this morning. Baby steps to a healthy breakfast. Baby steps to the treadmill and so on. This long and difficult journey i... Read more

  • DAY 57 countdown--chia banana pudding, learning how to save recipes for DAY 1,2,3,4

    9/23/2014 1:52:20 PM, by CTUPTON

    Breakfast:chia seeds, frozen banana, cinnamon, coconut milk. Saved as a group so I can easily enter this on future day ones (of 4). Slowly I am making it easy to follow the 4 day elimination/rotation eating plan. It is working. I am feeling more alert and have fewer food cravings and the scale ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Forgiveness

    9/23/2014 12:39:26 PM, by JLAMING263

    "As you pray for forgiveness, you will find yourself forgiving others. As you thank God for His kindness, you will think of others, by name, who need your kindness. Again, that experience will surprise you every day, and over time it will change you." —Henry B. Eyring... Read more

  • The Godfatter

    9/23/2014 11:21:46 AM, by SHERYLDS

    I am still struggling with exercise. Any little ache ... and I'm ready to give myself an excuse to skip it for the day. BAD GIRL. I'm going to try watching some TV from last night's season premiers while I do my strength trai... Read more

  • Tuesday

    9/23/2014 10:34:36 AM, by EARTHMOM16

    Beautiful sunny day... Nice temperatures...and I have to be inside, working, it's just not fair! I could be outside sitting in my swing, with my dog, enjoying nature! Oh well, the bills have to get paid, so work it is. Everyone have a GREAT day!! ... Read more

  • Failure?

    9/23/2014 9:59:23 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    “Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” ― Denis Waitley ... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 9/23

    9/23/2014 9:36:16 AM, by PDSLIM

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  • Blessings, September 23, 2014

    9/23/2014 8:00:20 AM, by JAGRIF

    My goal is to list at least three blessings every day. Here are today's blessings: 1. I have a supportive principal. 2. I have awesome co-workers. 3. Friends who listen and let me vent. 4. Family, friends, and faith. Feel free to list your own blessings. Have a great... Read more

  • First Day of Autumn

    9/23/2014 7:59:12 AM, by CBONDS98

    My favorite time of the year!! This season I will start a walking club by getting friends together to walk around the neighborhood.... Read more

  • Feeling ready for a FALL running challenge

    9/23/2014 7:41:43 AM, by DSCROW

    My friend, who has been pacing me when we run to improve my one mile time, wants me to run a 15 K with her. We will walk at minimum of 3 miles during it. I know I can run 6 slow on flat land ( I did at the beach). I want the medal! Everyone who finishes will get a medal. I am not going to ear... Read more

  • Less Tummy Trouble

    9/23/2014 7:16:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    Thank you for all your suggestions to help my stomach! There was one detail that I did not consider..... I have not been eating food with my coffee in the morning Today I started eating hot oatmeal in the a.m. I feel a little better already. ... Read more

  • on the move

    9/23/2014 6:48:22 AM, by MIZZ77

    Today make the 2nd week of working out with my physical trainer. Mon Wed and Fri are my assigned days so far I haven't missed one. I have to say that first week was a beast but I'm a survivor. I can't wait to see what I'm going to look like by my birthday. I pray that I make it through the holidays!... Read more

  • QUOTE FOR TODAY 9/23/2014

    9/23/2014 4:47:31 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "Love is something eternal-the aspect may change but not the essence" By Vincent Van Gogh... Read more

  • No Matter What I'm Beautiful!

    9/22/2014 11:46:54 PM, by COLOR-BLUE

    First and foremost I'm a SINNER, saved by HIS GRACE! I count it ALL joy to be in these numbers with the rest of the SAINTS! Yes, I do stumble and fall, many times over and over again, which is called being human, as we're in a flawed body, which tends to break down. There have been times when God ... Read more

  • nightime

    9/22/2014 11:42:48 PM, by ALEAMO

    Get control of nightime eating... Read more

  • Hoping to get this done. STRUGGLING for certain !!!

    9/22/2014 11:36:52 PM, by NORASPAT

    I am struggling to get the photos for you. It is very hard where there are NO WORDS just pictures in my SURFACE 8.1 I am hoping to show you the ALMOST finished yard. Then we can talk about other things instead. I hope they are in sequence we shall see. Read more

  • BLC 26 Expectations

    9/22/2014 11:21:21 PM, by DRAGONBRAU

    My expectations of myself for BLC26 are: 1. Participate fully on my team the great Honey Badgers 2. Track my food daily regardless of how ugly it may be. 3. Do at least 30 minutes of exercise 6 days a week with at least 3 20 minute sessions of strength trainging. If I meet these expectati... Read more

  • Not Gonna Touch These!

    9/22/2014 10:20:41 PM, by ADJQUILTER

    I made a batch of dark chocolate brownies for our every other Tuesday Bunko game at the club house, and I didn't snitch any. Not going to eat any tomorrow either. I'm going to take grapes and bottled water for my snack. Feeling very proud of myself! These are not tempting enough to distract me f... Read more

  • Monday Evening

    9/22/2014 10:08:05 PM, by AUNTALICE2

    A new week! A new day!! A fresh start! This morning I slept in...again! Then I did my chair dancing. I really like the belly dancing! I guess it is the whole idea. I really cannot picture myself in costume.....with all the scarves and jingley things. Maybe someday. ... Read more

  • The first of many...

    9/22/2014 9:52:59 PM, by HERMINAELLEN92

    There have been many "today is the day", and "tomorrow we will start to hit the gym", but today is not the day that this will be said, today is not the day that will end tomorrow, my journey begins here and now, and will never end. I need help from all you spark people out there, I need your emotion... Read more

  • Another great day for boosting mood

    9/22/2014 9:44:33 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I did the same workout DVD that I did Friday and Saturday this morning. This afternoon I did about 20 minutes of the SparkPeople 28 day Boot Camp workout DVD. Then not too long after that I went out and picked up sticks out of the yard for about 10 minutes. I'm glad that I did because I was starting... Read more

  • BLC26 EXPECTIONS

    9/22/2014 9:40:07 PM, by CEIL46

    My Expectations for BLC26. To continue the good habits that I established in BLC25. Tracking my food daily. Continue to build strength and stamina with exercise. I will be able to do the Jingle Bell 5K in December. I've joined a 100 day no bingeing team, and plan to make this my most imp... Read more

  • back to life

    9/22/2014 9:22:54 PM, by GOWITHTHEFLO50

    finally went to doctor and had a silent (no symptoms) urinary tract infection that went to my kidneys. I have been on antibiotics since Saturday and am feeling much better. I am also feeling great since I have lost 75 pounds since January. My goal is 100 by end of December. Now that I feel better ... Read more

  • Monday

    9/22/2014 8:45:39 PM, by TERRI289

    Full day...two Zumba classes, work, and tutoring.Good day, animals were good, dinner came out good, and tonight is a plethora of tv goodies! DWTS, Big Bang Theory, Sleepy Hollow, and Under the Dome..wow.... Sweet dreams.... ... Read more

  • update on the nineteenth of this month

    9/22/2014 8:36:32 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    The doctor I seen wants to try a cortisone shot under x-ray before he does a partial release. I am to go in at 9:15 am on Wednesday to the pain management for the procedure. I am concerned that this won't work and that I will be in more pain instead of less. He also is putting me on 800 mg of Ibupro... Read more

  • Doubting Yourself?

    9/22/2014 7:43:21 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    We all have those moments when we have doubts, This is for those times. ... Read more

  • Week Four

    9/22/2014 7:09:22 PM, by GIGI1208

    Well this life style change is getting good. It has been a week without Mountain Dew!!!!!!! I did not think I could do but I'm on my way. After reading how bad it was for me I just said enough. My new drink of choice is water. Yes good old H20. It is a refreshing and healthy choice. It may not... Read more

  • cold today

    9/22/2014 7:04:48 PM, by MCFITZ2

    Yesterday was in the 80's. Today was in the 50's. Glad I belong to the fitness center as it was cold today.... Read more

  • Taking Care Of Business

    9/22/2014 6:52:41 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    I have mixed feelings today. I have a friend who passed away because she didn't take care of herself, physically, spiritually, emotionally, you name it. Her family was supposedly going to pull her off life support yesterday. Someone was supposed to call us but we haven't heard anything today. It... Read more

  • Feathers ;-) 9/22

    9/22/2014 5:52:12 PM, by PDSLIM

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  • Feeling good today!

    9/22/2014 4:58:42 PM, by LILSUZY1057

    Today was my second time for my water aerobics class. Apparently the instructor in the first class was a substitute and after today's workout with the regular instructor I realized that the substitute was very easy on us! I didn't know you could work up a sweat in a swimming pool, but you can.... Read more

  • Last day of summer

    9/22/2014 4:47:56 PM, by DWROBERGE

    I was up early this morning to complete all exercises. It has been a cloudy last day of summer at 85 degrees. We discovered that the sand sculpture contest is not until next weekend, so we spent the day yesterday at Opal Beach with the boys. We will have the youngest early tomorrow morning and I ... Read more

  • Found a substitute for tapioca! Chia seeds!

    9/22/2014 4:30:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    Apparently I have a food sensitivity to tapioca. I love it. I don't eat it all that often but I would miss it. Chia seeds should be soaked in water or milk to make a gelatin. Pudding can be made from this goo! SP have quite a few... Read more

  • Today's walk

    9/22/2014 3:21:50 PM, by PORTIAWILLIS

    Just home from my walk in the neighborhood. What a beautiful day here in Nashville. The sun is shinning, the wind gently blowing and all is right in my day so far. While out walking I meet a nice young lady and her 2 year old daughter. They live just up the road from me. We meet half way up THE HILL... Read more

  • strange feeling

    9/22/2014 3:11:15 PM, by PICKIE98

    I went to work today, did have the nerve pain as the same time..but continued to work, walked it off as best I cold. Took my break, went home and showered... Sat in chair watching Teresa Caputo that DD recorded for me last night.. I then fell asleep in the chair for an hour,,but when I awoke,... Read more

  • Eating Out: A Survival Guide

    9/22/2014 2:59:12 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    * ORDER FROM THE LOWER-CAL MENU. BJ's calls them Enlightened Entrees (less than 795 calories). At The Cheese-cake Factory, they're SkinnyLicious (less than 590 calories). Or, take home half of a regular dish for tomorrow. * SKIP THE BEEF, BUN, AND FRIES. At Red Robin, for example, that me... Read more

  • reading

    9/22/2014 2:03:38 PM, by MOODYKEYS

    thought I would look up information on restarting my metabolism at age 60 and older. read quit a few pages on it. it seems I am doing the right things. oh well. then I read up on hormones . took a quiz and it says my results were 50 to 60 % chance I needed to take hormone replace. not sure about tha... Read more

  • DAY 58 countdown Buckwheat pancakes, delay shoulder surgery, etc.

    9/22/2014 12:58:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    Buckwheat Pancake makeover fit into my ALCAT eating plan! I have not been having such great meals. So I am now focusing on how to put together more tasty meals within the eating plan. I did a recipe makeover and saved it as DAY 4 Makeover Buckwheat Pancakes. Next time I want to use t... Read more

  • My Weekend Set Backs...

    9/22/2014 12:23:17 PM, by MONKEYMARIE

    Staying on track on the weekends is my biggest challenge right now. My wedding anniversary was on Friday. My hubby bought my favorite candy for me (not that I blame him for going off track). I made a peanut butter pie for him and of course, had to sample it. I also had to bake for a Church get toget... Read more

  • SPOILER...Service

    9/22/2014 11:36:22 AM, by JLAMING263

    You Never Know Sometimes, the most important things you do each day are never even on your “to-do” list. You might worry about the things you never get done, but President Gordon B. Hinckley reminds us, “You never know how much good you do.”... Read more

  • Monday Morning

    9/22/2014 10:29:04 AM, by CRUISEGAL55

    Sending Sunshine from the Sunshine State! Monday Morning is my clean slate. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself – George Bernard Shaw.... Read more

  • 365promises.com

    9/22/2014 10:18:19 AM, by SUNSETBREEZE05

    Psalm 4:8 (WEB) In peace I will both lay myself down and sleep, for you, Yahweh alone, make me live in safety. Promise #265: I will give you a peaceful sleep surrounded by safety. There are many things in this world that cause us to be afraid and to not feel at peace. As a result, ma... Read more

  • Broke the barrier

    9/22/2014 10:06:29 AM, by LOOSELINKS

    I haven't posted for a long time due to illness, etc. but I can now report that I have broken the 140 barrior . AS of today, I weigh 138 on my way to my 135 goal.... Read more

  • Stay Focused and Stay Strong

    9/22/2014 10:02:26 AM, by SHERYLDS

    Years ago I had to have fast results to keep working on my weight... These days I fight to maintain the progress I've made so far, and I struggle forever to inch just a little more towards my goal. With age comes wisdom and wha... Read more

  • Cool!

    9/22/2014 9:52:24 AM, by JOHNMARTINMILES

    Life is too short to care about looking cool.... Read more

  • Sunny Monday

    9/22/2014 9:18:02 AM, by EARTHMOM16

    Well it's a Monday again...you just can't get away from them. They're like Zombies, they just keep coming and they want to eat your brains! Well despite Zombie Monday, I'm going to have a good day and keep on smiling. ... Read more

  • Hello Fall & Hello Week 2 of the C25k!

    9/22/2014 8:14:18 AM, by LIZZY0223

    What's a better way to start the fall season than with a morning jog? I ran the FULL minute and a half for each of the six intervals this morning. It was less of a struggle than Week 1 Day 1 when I only had a run a minute. I can feel myself getting stronger already. My cheap 1 year old sho... Read more

  • Blessings, September 22, 2014

    9/22/2014 8:09:05 AM, by JAGRIF

    My goal is to list at least three blessings every day. Here are today's blessings: 1. I love my job. 2. I am halfway to my goal of walking 15,000 steps a day for 100 days. 3. I have a great and supportive family. 4. Family, friends, and faith. Feel free to list your... Read more

  • Tummy trouble

    9/22/2014 7:46:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am looking for a new morning hot drink that is low in sugar, and not as bitter as tea or coffee. Any ideas? My stomach is sore, and I will head to the DR if I cannot find a home remedy to fix it. I am giving up my morning coffee once I find a replacement. I am also working on stress reducti... Read more

  • Happy Monday

    9/22/2014 7:41:50 AM, by DSCROW

    Awoke feeling good. Sitting right now posting and smiling. I feel good. This past week has been hard and well the news yesterday my sister in law had a fire and never called us upsetting. I talked with my husband about calling his sisters at least weekly. We don't just run into each other like ... Read more

  • Funnies for 9/22/14

    9/22/2014 7:02:48 AM, by TINY67

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  • BLC26 expectations

    9/22/2014 6:45:48 AM, by BLH507

    Wow, didn't realize I haven't blogged for so long!! There's a Christmas tree on my last one! I have pretty high expectations for this round of BLC. I sat out a couple of rounds. First because I was in so much pain with my hip and could barely walk, much less do all the exercise needed for BL... Read more

  • First day at 52

    9/22/2014 6:17:02 AM, by SUPERNONIE

    Today begins my journey at 52 years old. I decided I would write once a day for this year. When trying to decide a goal or challenge I guess I overlooked the fact that just writing is a challenge. My schedule has gotten busier, my day way to full to be adding anything else to my plate. So here it is... Read more

  • I'm Back

    9/22/2014 6:03:09 AM, by INTREPIDGRL

    I haven't been here in awhile. I let my issues get the best of me and I kind of gave up for a bit. Some things have changed now. Although I'm still not very good at logging into my computer very often but I'll try to be better about that. I've lost a lot over the years, somethings being my creativit... Read more

  • Quote For Today 9/22/2014

    9/22/2014 4:58:10 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us." By Sir Thomas Brown... Read more

  • Back on the wagon

    9/22/2014 3:34:20 AM, by CHESLEY15375

    Fell off the wagon, getting back on today!!... Read more

  • Having a sleepy night

    9/22/2014 2:09:08 AM, by GOLDENRODFARM

    I slept pretty good last night except the series of charlie horses in my thigh in the middle of the night, such a bad place to have one you can't really stretch it out unless you are standing and that wasn't possible. Good thing I live alone, because about the 4 or 5th one in a row I was definitely... Read more

  • This day has not gone well...

    9/22/2014 12:20:25 AM, by ABARNES86

    I had high hopes for today, but right from the beginning things just haven't been working out right. Was originally suppose to go get new tires for my truck today since the Merlin's on campus was having a "Back to School Tire Sale" ....... turns out they're closed on Sundays. Go figure. Never got my... Read more

  • A fitness BFF

    9/21/2014 11:42:12 PM, by RED456838

    A friend of mine is visiting from out of town, She has begun a new food plan to reduce her sugars and is working with a personal trainer to strengthen. Her goal is to get more fit and by default trim down. We shared stories, recipes and tips. She is enthusiastic and motivating. We even wor... Read more

  • Our great granddaughter is 6 months old

    9/21/2014 11:06:00 PM, by ADJQUILTER

    And look at her standing up like a big girl! What a beautiful smile!... Read more

  • Generational observations

    9/21/2014 10:23:39 PM, by JUSTME9898

    Ok - I am old or at least getting old, but I do not see what many of my generation seem to see. When I look at my grandchildren I see wonderful polite children and their friends act the same. I volunteer at their elementary school again polite, well behaved children will to listen and work. My d... Read more

  • Sunday--rest day..

    9/21/2014 10:06:15 PM, by TERRI289

    After food shopping and making breakfast, I was down for the count. I definitely will be cutting back on some of my commitments. If I work hard enough to be tired for a full weekend, the work is not worth it. Evening has been quiet...we did get a nice walk in at the park. Hope everyone had... Read more

  • It rained just when I wanted it to.

    9/21/2014 10:01:29 PM, by NORASPAT

    I was delighted to hear very heavy rain. This morning it was warm and foggy. I started to write about the lecture we went to but alas I am falling asleep at the computer. I will love you and leave you and hopefully get my thoughts together. If the sun shines and it is expected to be a nice... Read more

  • I'm in a good mood today

    9/21/2014 9:49:27 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I walked to and from church this morning. Shaved a minute each way from last week's time. Last week it took me 18 minutes each way to go to church and back home. Today it took me 17 minutes each way to go to church and back home. Same route both times to and from church. It might be because I'm not ... Read more

  • Peace

    9/21/2014 9:26:07 PM, by PORTIAWILLIS

    God is always with us.... Read more

  • sunday

    9/21/2014 9:03:26 PM, by CHRIS3874

    I was so glad to have gotten that gable end finished even though it involved getting my ancient heavy wooden pole climbing ladder out (thats seen better days -its at LEAST third hand- my buddy got it from one of HIS subscribers that were doing cable tv and who knew if they bought it brand new and I ... Read more

  • Fire

    9/21/2014 8:50:18 PM, by DSCROW

    I have always been fearful of fire. When I was a child I remember the fire safety class as elementary school. I promptly came home and told my dad who helped me know what our home safety plan was. What window I would climb out, what tree to climb on to. Where he would be to help me. From the ti... Read more

  • 5:2 diet

    9/21/2014 8:19:19 PM, by BCKJJG

    I recently watched a documentation about the benefits of fasting. It was really impressive and I started to read about it as well. Last weekend I decided to give it a try. Wow.....I am so surprised how well it went. I feel great and will keep on doing it. Love it! ... Read more

  • How Does Your Anchor Hold?

    9/21/2014 7:55:50 PM, by COLOR-BLUE

    I just received some news, on Friday, that has me reeling! Some of you know that I've been challenged and am being challenged physically, for quite some time. Well, my doctors are scratching their heads trying to figure out why the results of my CAT Scan came out. Well, I can say the results came... Read more

  • Sit/Stand Test & Challenging Myself

    9/21/2014 7:39:12 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I was reading my friend WOLFKITTY's blog today and she had a link to the Sit/Stand Test, and she wrote - I do like that there is a good demonstration of something you can use as a non-scale benchmark of fitness and progress. www.mnn.com/health/fitne
    ss-well-being/stories/this
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  • I'mm baaaccckkk!

    9/21/2014 7:31:51 PM, by BEULAH45

    Truncated quote from the movie, "Independence Day." During our Grand Canyon RV trip, we did not have internet access one night and I hit the ground running when we returned, so have not been Sparking. I did decide if my weight got above 145#, I would begin tracking calories again. When I weig... Read more

  • Sunday Evening

    9/21/2014 7:28:13 PM, by AUNTALICE2

    A very slow, relaxing day. Slept late, made 4 loaves of bread, and put a load into the dryer. Watched a couple fix-it shows and sparked. Sparked on and off all day. Fed my chickens and let them run in the yard. Letting them make the most of the fall weather. I tracked my food and fitness. ... Read more

  • And, gone again. Vegan anyone?

    9/21/2014 7:23:57 PM, by WILLITWORK1

    I've been taking care of my mama for almost 2 weeks now and plan to fly back to Raleigh next Sunday. She is a fabulous and healthy cook. Having to deal with needing a pacemaker and then a trip back to the hospital with complications, has meant I've either cooked or dined out too much of the time. Gl... Read more

  • Quote For Today 9/21/2014

    9/21/2014 6:37:33 PM, by 123ELAINE456

    "We don't live in a word of reality, we live in a world of perceptions" By Gerald j. Simmons... Read more

  • My fitbit flex

    9/21/2014 5:30:45 PM, by PROJECTCHRISSIE

    I just discovered that I can connect my fitbit with spark people, which is great because when I log my food on SP it transfers the information into my fitbit log and when I weigh myself it transfers that information into SP. I also have an app so I can keep track on the go, how amazing is that. I h... Read more

  • BLC 26 Expectations

    9/21/2014 4:27:23 PM, by SHERYLDS

    BLC 26 Expectations: Exercise as a normal routine I look forward to. and She lived happily every after....the end ... Read more

  • Philadelphia Eagles - enemy of steps and fitness

    9/21/2014 4:21:06 PM, by JOELEVENACIOUS

    Watching the game with my "Little bro" . The Eagles dominated the game so far. My guy enjoyed the game and our time together. I did get to make and have a great salad with 16 vegetables, shrimp walnuts and coconut! Setting good example but my guy is a skeleton. If I could only donate pounds! ... Read more