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  • Rekindle My Fire

    5/23/2015 10:33:08 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I am so thankful that today was not like yesterday. (Yesterday had an unhappy tummy, lots of carbs to try to settle it, low energy and pain.) Today I awoke to a bad weigh in, and energy. That of course leads immediately to an intense work out. It had to be short, because I went in to work early ... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 5/29

    5/23/2015 8:21:26 PM, by PDSLIM

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  • Nervy for the Nephew

    5/22/2015 10:48:44 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I found out tonight that my nephew has been invited to run in a big relay. I looked it up online tonight. They would be giving him the "easiest" legs. It would add up to him running almost a half marathon. I have such mixed feelings about this. He does sports and runs track, but it's all be... Read more

  • FREE SparkRally July 25, Registering Now

    5/22/2015 1:47:02 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    July 25th, we will be having a SPARK RALLY at the Noblesville, Indiana Library from 10 am -5 pm. BE EXCITED! We always have lots of fun and YOU are invited! You have to register via the Noblesville Library, more info to come on how to do that. We will be hearing from Bradmill2922 who has lo... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 5/22

    5/22/2015 10:40:50 AM, by PDSLIM

    Cat Purrs are Therapeutic - several web articles Have a great day. ... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 5/21

    5/21/2015 3:57:29 PM, by PDSLIM

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  • Rest Day

    5/20/2015 8:07:44 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Yesterday I worked really hard to get everything done, so that today I could rest. I got groceries... did laundry... cleaned up the kitchen like 3 times... figured out how to use up the rest of my CSA veggies before the new ones arrived. It was a crazy productive day with lots of steps to show for... Read more

  • Friends ;-) 5/20

    5/20/2015 4:56:41 PM, by PDSLIM

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  • Dogs + ;-) 5/19

    5/19/2015 1:41:12 PM, by PDSLIM

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  • Cats ;-) 5/18

    5/18/2015 11:21:05 PM, by PDSLIM

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  • Almost Quit

    5/18/2015 10:33:17 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I almost threw in the towel today. Work was busy. I got confidential hard news from a couple of people who are dear to me. I came home tired and contemplated giving up. I'm really not sure how I found myself changing shoes and cueing up the music for an interval walk. I'm glad that I did. I fe... Read more

  • Interruption

    5/17/2015 10:30:13 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    The memorial service today totally messed up my work out plan. I didn't expect it to go for two hours. David lived an inspiring life. He had Cerebral Palsey, and also lived through tuberculosis, making it to 80 years old. I only knew him for the last 10 years: in a motorized wheel chair, helmet,... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 5/17

    5/17/2015 7:38:04 PM, by PDSLIM

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  • Falling into Place

    5/16/2015 10:13:29 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I think I'm starting to figure out more of a vision for how this will work. Interval days take a chunk of time after work for exercise. When I get back, I want a quick food. Those will be salad or left over days. When I strength train in the morning, I don't plan to work out much in the evening.... Read more

  • Feathers ;-) 5/16

    5/16/2015 1:00:21 PM, by PDSLIM

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  • HALT Emotional Eating

    5/16/2015 8:47:15 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I learned a saying back when I was going to Overeaters Annonymous called HALT which stands for HUNGRY, ANGRY, LONELY and Tired. I actually like to add a B with that to represent Bored for the times you are most likely to emotionally eat. First ask yourself are you actually stomach hungry or he... Read more

  • Life Adjustments

    5/15/2015 10:25:42 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Life is full of so many adjustments right now. My work hours are in the season of variety. My days off are all over the place. I don't always work at the same time. This morning I met with a friend before work, so that threw out the usual routine. Most of the time I'm getting it, but I have to ... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 5/15

    5/15/2015 7:57:54 PM, by PDSLIM

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  • Cats ;-) 5/14

    5/14/2015 11:20:29 AM, by PDSLIM

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  • Flood! Lots of pictures

    5/14/2015 12:32:48 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    I want to start this by saying that I am FINE! I am safe and my husband is safe. All kitties are accounted for and the bunnies are enjoying the view of their new pool from the second story of their bunny house. This morning I called in sick to work. My voice was croaky, my head hurt, and I did... Read more

  • CSA Day

    5/13/2015 10:25:38 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Today was the long awaited first day of the Community Supported Agriculture program. I got a box chucked full of veggies, mostly greens. Jewels was so cooperative this evening. She wanted to play outside, and stayed out for a long time. I happily sat on the front porch with my bowl and paring kn... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 5/13

    5/13/2015 3:19:11 PM, by PDSLIM

    She drank water & then spit it into the boots. Someone needs odor eater. Have a great day.... Read more

  • my first morning on the pergola

    5/13/2015 11:14:32 AM, by PANDABEAR42

    Last Thursday was a beautiful day to eat breakfast on the pergola. It was even worth getting a wet butt over...it rained the night before and hadn't totally dried off yet. It was such a quiet and relaxing morning. The trees were just starting to leaf out and some of the apple trees in the wild wer... Read more

  • Feathers with local story ;-) 5/12

    5/12/2015 2:33:33 PM, by PDSLIM

    This family lives close by. They delight kids & adults. Reminds min of another year when a duck family took up residence in the Frick Museum garden. The guards watched over them. When the parents moved them babies to Central Park, they stopped traffic until all were safely across 5th Ave. www.o... Read more

  • Victory Dance

    5/11/2015 9:42:27 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    This morning when I got out the scale to weigh, I was faintly hopeful. This is the time of my cycle when weight often comes back off. To my surprise, I not only met the goal but passed it by a little! Whoohoo!!! I did a little victory dance in front of the mirror. Since I was in logging g... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 5/11

    5/11/2015 10:43:31 AM, by PDSLIM

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  • Mother's Day

    5/10/2015 4:45:46 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Mother's day is the hardest day in the church calendar for me. I cried myself to sleep last night over really painful things that have happened on this day in the past. I prayed about just staying home and not going to church, but I decided to give it just one more try. I cried during part ... Read more

  • Cats & Whys ;-) 5/10

    5/10/2015 10:28:00 AM, by PDSLIM

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  • Tales from the gym (holy heck this is wordy!)

    5/9/2015 5:06:19 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    First off - 7 weeks and 6 days until we leave for our trip!!!! Secondly, I've been sick again. Strep throat. For those who don't know, Strep throat is a very serious illness that needs to be treated with antibiotics to prevent it from becoming rheumatic fever. Rheumatic fever causes heart damag... Read more

  • for World's Best Cat Moms

    5/9/2015 12:55:02 PM, by WILLOW49

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  • Grateful for a Splendid Day!

    5/8/2015 10:19:02 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    This day has been like a miracle. It started with me feeling like I have for almost a month now: slow, sluggish, mildly cruddy, but still able to get through life. I had 2 things on the schedule: grocery shopping and acupuncture. If I had awaken as a bundle of spunk, I would have hurried to do gr... Read more

  • Happy Mother's Day

    5/8/2015 8:32:57 PM, by WILLOW49

    If I could give you diamonds for each tear you cried for me. if I could five you sapphires for each truth you've helped me see. If I could give you rubies for the heartache that you've known If I could give you pearls for the wisdom that you've shown. Then you'll have a treas... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 5/8

    5/8/2015 10:07:57 AM, by PDSLIM

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  • Surgery update

    5/8/2015 4:03:38 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Still frustrated by bad Shoulder surgery pain. Chuck updated you that they had to snip a tendon that had ripped, rotator cuff was torn but not at a fixable state yet.. Burrs and spurs removed, collar bone shaved.. New developments of numbness in fingertips to be checked next week.... Read more

  • Self-Control

    5/7/2015 10:26:59 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    My self-control has been tested recently. I've run low on fun healthy snacks. Part of the time, I've eaten what I had, but I've also made some unhealthy choices. I'm very aware of my vulnerability when certain healthy foods are not in my house. The unhealthy alternative is right next door, which... Read more

  • Working on a change.

    5/7/2015 11:10:39 AM, by KELLIE453

    Doing pretty good today....yes it is totally day by day with me. Thinking it was the medication that I was prescribed for my Fibromylagia that was making me so hungry. Although I have not really gained any weight I know that I have to change something otherwise that weight is going to come barreli... Read more

  • Friends ;-) 5/7

    5/7/2015 9:33:39 AM, by PDSLIM

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  • Dogs + ;-) 5/6

    5/6/2015 9:07:24 AM, by PDSLIM

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  • Unexpected Gifts

    5/5/2015 9:59:27 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Since I got the heavier hand weights, I've been gradually working into them. I haven't felt the greatest, so I've been taking it slow. This morning was strength training day and I felt better than I have in awhile. I decided to try the hardest cardio sculpt work out that I've done yet with the ne... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 5/5

    5/5/2015 10:56:03 AM, by PDSLIM

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  • iChoose

    5/4/2015 10:32:47 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Sounds like an Apple product doesn't it? It's just my thought for the day. Today... I choose to eat within my calorie range. I choose to exercise when I'm tired and don't feel great. I choose to enjoy my friends and family. I choose to work hard at my job. I choose t... Read more

  • Today is A Beautiful Day

    5/4/2015 12:13:20 PM, by PANDABEAR42

    Thank you everyone for your support. It has helped me to write about things and your support has meant so much to me. You told me things i had been mentioning to the other half "OH" for years and he would just laugh at me or say what ever you think...so i don't go there any more and i'm learning t... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 5/4

    5/4/2015 9:19:19 AM, by PDSLIM

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  • Enjoying Today

    5/2/2015 9:32:58 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    This really good day started out with a horrible night's sleep. When my head hit the pillow, I just couldn't let go of the thought that one friend was going to drive the other to the big city that night, so he could live under a bridge and work security someplace. It just seemed so wrong. I could... Read more

  • What is Failure?

    5/1/2015 11:00:35 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Today was the big day! I set this as my goal date 6 months ago. In my early calculations, I was losing at a rate to come up 3 lbs. short of the goal by today. I thought I would be easy going about it and laugh it off. In reality, I have been really uptight about the coming of this day. I ... Read more

  • Feathers ;-) 5/1

    5/1/2015 2:41:58 PM, by PDSLIM

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  • Processing Seedlings, A Tree Nursery Farmers Life

    5/1/2015 2:13:33 PM, by PANDABEAR42

    Hello Spark Friends....This is the life of a self-employed tree nursery "FARMER". Unfortunately farmers have to claim they are self-employed as when that is their only way of income..... We started seedlings in early April...don't ask what day as the time moved on for me seedling time got dep... Read more

  • back again! off over seas in 3 and a bit wks!

    5/1/2015 7:07:39 AM, by LIBBYFITZ

    Hello everyone, Life has been very busy as per usual. Finally getting more help at the clinic. Have a house sitter to look after our fur babies while we are away. Head off to Europe on the 26th of this month! Starting to get really excited now. Hubby was invited to a 50t... Read more

  • From Spleen to Yoga

    4/30/2015 10:32:24 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Apparently, my spleen hasn't been doing so well, and that's why my body is having a hard time lately. I knew approximately nothing about the spleen, so I've been researching a bit. After reading some articles, I've come away feeling like I was reading a foreign language. Today I looked for ... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 4/30

    4/30/2015 3:44:17 PM, by PDSLIM

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  • Cats & fun link ;-) 4/29

    4/29/2015 8:51:10 AM, by PDSLIM

    Did you know these 24 strange facts about cats? catscentric.com/newsletter/24-
    strange-facts-6.php Have a great day.... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 4/28

    4/28/2015 10:53:51 AM, by PDSLIM

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  • Rest, Stench & Roasted Vegetables

    4/27/2015 9:18:57 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    My body was still pretty sluggish and weak today, so I decided to let it rest. The only exercise that I did was some time in the garden. For the most part, it was too warm for me to be doing anything intense at these temperatures. And besides, our town smells like dead fish. There were a w... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 4/27

    4/27/2015 4:01:54 PM, by PDSLIM

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  • Cats ;-) 4/26

    4/26/2015 11:23:01 PM, by PDSLIM

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  • Challenges & Strategies

    4/26/2015 6:51:51 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Challenges: * Physically I haven't been feeling well. * Emotionally I've been turbulent. * Goal target date is 5/1/15 & I'm 1.4 lbs. short. Strategies: * Medical appointments with new tactics. * Logging food. * Listening to my body and exercising to the extent I safely can. * Co... Read more

  • Insert blog title here

    4/25/2015 9:43:24 PM, by BUBBLEJ1

    Hi all. I'm back on my laptop! The husband managed to fix it for me. Speaking of husband, we celebrated our first wedding anniversary on Monday. We went out for dinner and then went home and ate freezer burnt wedding cake. It was a low key, but lovely, evening. I've started a new programm... Read more

  • Exercises For When You Think You Can't

    4/25/2015 7:20:24 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Yep, I'm disabled but I still exercise. I have degenerative joint disease, fibromyalgia, disks in my back that have herniated, slipped and are bulging, pinched nerve bundles, slipped neck disks, arthritis and knees that need replaced and yes, I could actually go on... The point is you can usually do... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 4/25

    4/25/2015 10:21:21 AM, by PDSLIM

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