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  • Just a brief Blog this Time.

    10/9/2015 12:15:57 AM, by GRAMMAP1

    I will start this again. My computer has been out of commission for a year and months. It is so good to be back. That is my positive statement. But on the negative side, many of my Friends are no longer active. That really grieves me. Perhaps they wore out their computer, or are taking a Sabatical. ... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 10/8

    10/8/2015 5:13:49 PM, by PDSLIM

    healing power of cat purring
    s-infographic more on cats & your health Here are a few brilliant ways cats are secretly helping their owners live healthier lives. Cats. Most folks agree that cats are pretty ama... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 10/7

    10/7/2015 4:37:22 PM, by PDSLIM

    These Animals Think They're People
    mailid=17670&memberid=872002 Have a great day.... Read more

  • A Letter To My Younger Self

    10/7/2015 10:43:36 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Dear young Beth, I know you think you are ugly and a monster rather than a girl. Well, you aren’t. Dear girl, you have listened to others far too long. From the babysitter who calls you “Monster child,” to the kids at school, and even your own family, everyone else tells you who you are. ... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 10/6

    10/6/2015 4:42:45 PM, by PDSLIM

    Every Child Should Grow Up With a Dog
    2002 Have a great day.... Read more

  • Starting to Write My Book Again

    10/6/2015 8:19:35 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Well, after my great computer crash of 2015, my writing took a nosedive. I lost everything and it was not recoverable. I had to start over and it's going to take awhile. I will probably self publish on Amazon someday. I decided the title of the book should be "Life is Happening Now, Not 10 Poun... Read more

  • 10 Signs You are Getting Healthier Even if the Scale Doesn’t Move

    10/6/2015 6:22:07 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Sometimes the scale doesn’t budge and you wonder if you are getting any healthier on your fitness plan. Well, here are 10 signs that you are! You feel like taking on something new. That’s a great sign that you are getting healthier. It shows a heightened energy level and more active mentali... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 10/5

    10/5/2015 11:44:07 PM, by PDSLIM

    Cat's view of the world
    mailid=12979&memberid=872002 Have a great day.... Read more

  • Catch Up

    10/5/2015 11:42:04 AM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    The wireless internet has been down at home for most of the last week. The IT guy has been working on it, but doesn't have it resolved yet. Work has been way to crazy busy to log there. I guess it's good that I was mentally prepared to go without logging. My dad had a heart attack on Frida... Read more

  • I Reached Somebody!

    10/5/2015 9:59:44 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Wow, googled myself today and found out that me and my pen name reach out all over the place. I found myself on SallySquires, TheWeighWeWere, and other sites including some medical sites that had republished my blogs,... personal blogs talking about me... kind of all over the place. It was kind of ... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 10/4

    10/4/2015 2:40:12 PM, by PDSLIM

    Boy & Gorilla Play
    2002 Have a great day.... Read more

  • Cats & Dogs ;-) 10/3

    10/3/2015 4:32:02 PM, by PDSLIM

    Cats & Dogs together
    0Daily%202015-07-20 Have a great day.... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 10/1

    10/1/2015 9:36:36 AM, by PDSLIM

    dog bath w duckies
    a%20Daily%202015-08-02 Have a great day.... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 9/30

    9/30/2015 2:29:04 PM, by PDSLIM

    Very small rescue kitten story
    who-found-a-furever-home Have a great day.... Read more

  • Rain and Flock of Geese

    9/30/2015 11:34:24 AM, by PANDABEAR42

    It Rained on Tuesday and it Rained and rained...get the picture? About 1 pm on Tuesday a flock of 40 Geese landed on our pond. This is so exciting to us (hubby and me) as we never had seen this many geese on the pond. I don't know if the rain grounded the geese or if they were resting from th... Read more

  • Stay Present to Lose and Enjoy

    9/30/2015 9:22:33 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Working on being more mindful. I've discovered that my mind kind of takes off when I should be enjoying where I'm at in the moment. I shouldn't be worried about the future or ruminating in the past... How can I enjoy the present moment if I'm doing that? I've noticed especially when I'm eatin... Read more

  • Bronx Zoo 9/27/15 visit

    9/29/2015 6:17:37 PM, by PDSLIM

    Took a friend & her family to the zoo. We all had a great time. !st up- the Madagascar exhibit with lemurs, fossa & more The children's zoo - birds, reptiles, miniature farm animals, goffer holes & things to climb Stop for lunch & then on t... Read more

  • Join ~Indygirl's Team!

    9/29/2015 11:59:32 AM, by ~INDYGIRL
    oups_individual.asp?gid=50783 This is a VERY active team that is supportive and led by two ladies at different ends of the spectrum. ~Indygirl has lost over 200 pounds without surgery or crazy diets, just SparkPeople... and NewSparkDebbie has lost 20 pounds a... Read more

  • Foods for Weight Loss

    9/29/2015 9:52:10 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I am not a big fan of starvation. Feeling hungry all the time makes me miserable and likely to binge eat. After reading a book called "You on a Diet" by Dr. Oz and Dr. Rozien, I discovered how to control my appetite, or at least how to keep it from getting worse. It isn't a typical diet book and n... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 9/27

    9/27/2015 11:20:28 PM, by PDSLIM

    Koko's New Kittens
    ens/msg.html Have a great day.... Read more

  • This weekend - Sept 26 & 27

    9/27/2015 8:23:51 PM, by IAMWINNING

    My 15 yr old grandson plays baseball almost all year 'round. 211 It's "Fall Ball" right now, and Josh's playing is tournaments most weekends. Josh is the best catcher I've seen. 41 Yesterday a pitched ball missed his glove, hit the home plate and hit his bare hand (on the webbing portion).... Read more

  • Copping Out or Transition?

    9/26/2015 10:33:30 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I'm not sure if I'm copping out or in a transition. These things I know for sure: * I'm tired. * My body hurts. * Sleep has been full of crazy dreams and restlessness. * Work has been nuts. * I don't always want to log food, so I'm inconsistent. * I'm still losing weight. I thi... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 9/26

    9/26/2015 2:47:50 PM, by PDSLIM

    Great Balancing Act
    mailid=16550&memberid=872002 Have a gret day.... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 9/25

    9/25/2015 8:57:43 PM, by PDSLIM

    Cats & Boxes - Any cat I've ever had LOVES a box
    s+Would+Love+All+These+Boxes Cat places around the world ... Read more

  • The waiting game

    9/25/2015 2:58:47 AM, by MUSIC66

    Well my LTKR is twelve months and one week out now one waiting list since March 16 2015 knee has got worse my arthritis dr try to get them to do my right knee this year have been approved for wheelie walker have had a steriod shot in right knee been seeing ots and a pt and a pedierest she was not m... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 9/24

    9/24/2015 10:52:04 AM, by PDSLIM

    Baby elephant's first time in “play” area.
    QmI?rel=0 Have a great day. ... Read more

  • Prayer Request for the Middle Eastern Christians

    9/23/2015 3:54:07 PM, by IAMWINNING

    This came through my church. "This came this morning...Just a few minutes ago I received the following text message on my phone from Sean Malone who leads Crisis Relief International (CRI). We then spoke briefly on the phone and I assured him that we would share this urgent prayer need with a... Read more

  • Meaning

    9/23/2015 10:20:19 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Have you ever had an identity crisis or felt like you meant nothing? Sometimes I feel that way. Why? I'm disabled and not part of the "normal" world that works outside the home and feels productive and socializes. I get lonely or feel like I'm not doing anything. So how do I turn it around?... Read more

  • Celebration Jar

    9/23/2015 8:15:42 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    When you work out or eat right, pay yourself a reward! Then at the end of the month, go get a non- food treat! Celebrate your hard work, not just your weight loss. The weight loss is the pay off in itself. The hard work that doesn't show on the scale shows up in the jar and keeps you moti... Read more

  • No Internet

    9/22/2015 5:05:43 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Several days ago, my internet stopped working at home. This put me in a quandary. I tried to problem solve what I could about the computer without success. The IT guy that I usually ask for help was out of town. It does not work for me to track food at my job, so I realized I would be without tr... Read more

  • Change

    9/22/2015 11:10:46 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Nail on the head! I saw this today and had to share my thoughts. It wasn't until I was ready to accept progress instead of perfection that I COULD lose weight. I had to leave where I had been for 40 years, seeking perfection, the Barbie Doll, the magazine cover in my mind that I would... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 9/22

    9/22/2015 10:29:50 AM, by PDSLIM

    Everything About Dogs!
    2002 Have a great day.... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 9/21

    9/21/2015 11:32:08 PM, by PDSLIM

    Shaming Won't Teach Your Cat a Lesson But It Might Make You Feel Better My guys did a job on my blinds.
    m_campa... Read more

  • The Power of Hoping and Dreaming

    9/21/2015 10:58:48 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    At 460 pounds, I used to think most goals were out of my reach. Today at 200+ pounds lost, I live life more day by day as my journey to health continues. Instead of looking at how far I have to go, I rejoice at how far I’ve come. Every extra effort to get where we are going counts as a success in ... Read more

  • Hurt My Shoulder

    9/21/2015 4:34:32 AM, by KC8RZK58

    I hurt my shoulder & I have really fallen off the wagon. I've put quite a few pounds back on and I am not feeling my best. Time to pick up the pieces yet again. I don't know why I am having so much trouble eating correctly and staying away from sweets. But my shoulder is really painful and I kn... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 9/20

    9/20/2015 3:27:18 PM, by PDSLIM

    How do animals think?
    mailid=16805&memberid=872002 Have a great day.... Read more

  • Friends ;-) 9/19

    9/19/2015 11:12:53 PM, by PDSLIM

    Dalmatian couple & kitten daycare
    e-full-service-kitten-daycare/ Have a great day.... Read more

  • Welcome to the world little man :)

    9/19/2015 2:29:02 PM, by WILLOW49

    On Monday, September 14th at 2:04 a.m. my first grandchild was born! I don't think I've stopped smiling since :) He weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz., was 19 inches long, and just perfect! When he took his first breath, he took mine away. As my son placed him in my arms, I was in awe of such a miracle! ... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 9/18

    9/18/2015 4:52:59 PM, by PDSLIM

    Puppies & Music
    ampaign=ViralNova%20Daily%202015-07-22 Have a grrrreat day. ... Read more

  • Another Beautiful Day and a Small Local Farm Show

    9/18/2015 11:18:46 AM, by PANDABEAR42

    Another beautiful day today, but the evenings remind us of fall and the trees are starting to change colors and of course loosing their leaves. we do need rain badly as grass is brown and i'm sure that is why the leaves are dropping from the trees. went to a local farm show and it is just as if go... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 9/17

    9/17/2015 10:43:18 AM, by PDSLIM

    Cats help with homework. Mine are always so helpful.
    V3ed0& Have a purrrfect day.... Read more

  • Canada Dog Pool Party

    9/16/2015 10:59:39 PM, by PDSLIM

    The idea is spreading. GREAT.
    =All%20of%20Viralnova Thought you'd enjoy the update.... Read more

  • Confidence

    9/16/2015 11:48:38 AM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I have struggled my whole adult life with confidence. Other people have it; I don't. I've gone through counseling for the many layers of issues that could have contributed to it. I've had people tell me that I should just magically make up confidence for myself. Somehow it just never worked for ... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 9/16

    9/16/2015 8:00:30 AM, by PDSLIM

    Cat, Baby Moose & Mom
    Tries+to+Stalk+Baby+Moose+but+She+is+No+Match+for+Mom ... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 9/15

    9/15/2015 3:26:22 PM, by PDSLIM

    Public Pool Parties for Dogs
    79073671222.html Have a grrrreat day.... Read more

  • But Where Do I Start With Healthy Eating?

    9/15/2015 12:35:21 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Jumping in with all passion blazing and giving it all you've got just makes you burn out. Then, you can't maintain your eating plan, your motivation, your stamina... and you fail once again. And doesn't that feel worse than being heavy in the first place? It does to me. Well I started at 460... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 9/14

    9/14/2015 11:56:23 PM, by PDSLIM

    Cats & Yoga
    =RebelMouse_fb Have a great day.... Read more

  • Fit and Fabulous for Fall Biggest Loser SparkPage Contest Winners

    9/14/2015 9:45:37 PM, by KPACE7

    381 209 426 465 249 To kick off the Fit and Fabulous for Fall Biggest Loser Challenge, members decorate their SparkPages to reflect their challenge team. There are so many GREAT SparkPages, it is hard to award only one first place. Please stop by members’ pages and congratulate ... Read more

  • Natural Appetite Suppressant

    9/13/2015 10:22:37 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    It was a lovely fall evening: sunny, but nice and cool. I made pumpkin bread earlier today, and ate two slices before counting the cost. That meant the dinner on my plate would be fresh Baba Ganoush and vegetables. That's a bit light, but it would make my calories work for the day. I was happily... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 9/13

    9/13/2015 1:40:24 PM, by PDSLIM

    Warning Signs that Your Pet is Sick
    2002 Have a great day.... Read more

  • If You Really Can't Move...

    9/13/2015 10:25:33 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I remember that I really couldn't move and the small bits of calories I was burning in physical therapy by lifting shampoo bottles in bed and rotating my ankles and such probably didn't burn much. Watching my food choices really made ALL the difference then. You can always start with small changes... Read more

  • Facing Fear: Day 2

    9/12/2015 11:25:15 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I did not sleep well last night. My dreams didn't really have the subject matter of going to the gym in the morning. Still somehow everything turned sinister or just plain weird in my head. Then I'd wake up and be fitful for a while. Not my idea of a good sleep. When the alarm went off, I... Read more

  • Malta Playing

    9/12/2015 12:52:20 PM, by PDSLIM

    Malta, a future guide dog, named by the Guide Dog Foundation in honor of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in thanks for our fundraising... Read more

  • Guide Dog Foundation

    9/12/2015 12:34:13 PM, by PDSLIM

    My Dog blog today is about the Guide Dog Foundation. My OSJ group has twice raised funds for this outstanding charity. $20,000 in 2013 where they were a co=beneficiary for our gala and $74,000 when they were the sole beneficiary in 2014. They recently published an article in their newsletter. Links... Read more

  • Facing Fear

    9/11/2015 9:44:27 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Today I am proud of myself for two reasons. First of all, I must confess that I am a long term gym-o-phobic to the point of panic attacks. With the whiplash and concussion, I've had a really hard time coming up with low impact cardio that makes me feel like I'm maintaining the conditioning of my ... Read more

  • Pressure, Control and Eating

    9/11/2015 4:51:58 PM, by ANAJAK

    Dear Sparkfriends, I have only been lurking here for ages. Still tracking but not engaging. I fear that was an error on my part. I also wanted to reset my food/mind connection which had become unhealthy and disordered. As a result I am at the highest weight I have ever been but do understand m... Read more

  • Excuse Buster 101

    9/11/2015 2:46:30 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Today I was getting my arm bike out of the closet and got muscle spasms... waiting for them to pass so I can use it. It's always something! That's why I push through things. If it isn't one thing, it's another. Might as well just play the hand you're dealt. That's why when I couldn't walk,... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 9/11

    9/11/2015 9:03:00 AM, by PDSLIM

    How our kitties communicate
    -141741791.html Have a purrrfect day.... Read more

  • Friends ;-) 9/10

    9/10/2015 2:11:46 PM, by PDSLIM

    Cats Nurses Goat
    -little-goat-back-to-health/ Have a great day.... Read more

  • Final Goal in Sight!

    9/10/2015 1:13:06 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    For awhile now, I've been teetering on the edge of an intermediate weight loss goal, but not quite reaching it. Today it came together! Actually, I blew past it by a little, but that's ok. I realized this morning that it's happening. I've lost 26 pounds so far. The next goal is the top of... Read more

  • Sodium

    9/9/2015 11:15:06 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    For most of my Spark journey, my nutrition tracker was not set up to track my sodium intake. A week or two ago, I added it to my list. I've been shocked to find how much of it I've been eating. A lot of the go to foods that make snacks and protein work in my world are high sodium foods. On the o... Read more

  • Dolphin Video Vote

    9/9/2015 10:49:18 PM, by PDSLIM

    Got the first link from a friend as the best ever Dolphin Video. But then there's the 2nd. Amazing and best Dolphins show
    offV0 Dolphins & Surfers
    alia/#X... Read more