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  • Rest & Reflection

    7/1/2015 12:09:10 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I'm taking a rest day and I find myself reflecting. It's really an act of faith to rest right now, because I have so much to do. But I know that it will all get done better if I allow the body to recuperate. A health setback led to really slow weight loss this month, like not even a pound. ... Read more

  • Tuesday i Think

    6/30/2015 11:42:33 AM, by PANDABEAR42

    This whole month has gone by in such a whirlwind preparing for the craft show on June 27...the craft show was not good...it poured, but we were moved in doors to the local county fair grounds...there were lots of people looking but they were not purchasing...they came to eat and purchase sweets...th... Read more

  • Bronx Zoo

    6/30/2015 10:40:13 AM, by PDSLIM

    Thought you might enjoy a tour of the Bronx Zoo from this past weekend's pictures. The King - his roar is heard all around the park. His 2 year old sons are too old to be displayed with him. They'll probably be moved elsewhere soon. The legit zoos have breed programs for all animals you normall... Read more

  • Roasted Veggies & Company

    6/29/2015 11:11:12 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Tonight I cleaned up the kitchen and was a veggie chopping machine. I can't wait to make roasted vegetables and then top it off with some pesto about half way through. Yum, yum! Company comes on Saturday. Yikes I have a lot to clean up! Please forgive me if I'm a little scarce on Spark. ... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 6/29

    6/29/2015 6:47:13 PM, by PDSLIM

    Why Does My Dog... Sleep Belly Up? www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-expe
    rts/why-does-my-dog-sleep-
    belly-up Have a great day... Read more

  • Don't Tell Me What I Can't Do

    6/28/2015 11:17:55 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I love the saying from the television series Lost that character John Locke always repeats, "Don’t tell me what I can’t do!" I think that’s part of where I got that attitude from. That saying just clicked with me. I think it’s because I was told that I wouldn’t and I couldn’t by so... Read more

  • Jail Break

    6/27/2015 10:43:35 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    It was plainly planned in the feline mind. "Mom spends time with me outside, then she puts me in and goes out to turn on the sprinkler... I'll escape when she comes back in!" Well it worked. The town is crawling with people tonight. I don't mind if she plays outside for a bit, but I just d... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 6/27

    6/27/2015 11:55:04 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a purrrfect weekend.... Read more

  • My Morning Visitors

    6/26/2015 11:58:02 PM, by PANDABEAR42

    Just wanted to share a couple of pictures with you today of my morning visitors... when i woke up this morning this was in my bedroom window between the screen and the storm window... there is no way this bat could get into the house....it has been in the window before..i just remembere... Read more

  • I Did It!

    6/26/2015 11:15:16 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Tonight... * I finished week 5 of the training plan! Wahoo! * Jewels was trying to make a jail break and I stubbed my toe trying to keep her in. Ouch! * I caught myself in the middle of mindlessly eating crackers. Could have been worse. Wishing you all a splendid evening.... Read more

  • Under the Sea ;-) 6/26

    6/26/2015 3:59:50 PM, by PDSLIM

    Such amazing creatures. Have a great day.... Read more

  • Multiple Problems and God's Solution

    6/26/2015 1:03:07 PM, by IAMWINNING

    God has been speaking to me, or rather, I'm finally being still enough to hear Him. The following is taken from “Jesus Today – Experience Hope Through His Presence” by Sarah Young (who also wrote “Jesus Calling”). The devotional is written as if Jesus is speaking directly to you. Th... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 6/25

    6/25/2015 10:46:24 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Just Don't Eat The Whole Cake

    6/25/2015 7:08:12 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    A few old college friends and I were at a birthday party, sitting near the birthday cake and talking about our dieting struggles and how hard it is to lose weight. We spoke of how many failed attempts and programs we had under our belts. We decided it was terribly daunting and only a miracle could ... Read more

  • Almost There!

    6/25/2015 12:28:26 AM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Tomorrow was supposed to be the end of my training plan to walk and jog a 5K. But at the last minute, I got the chance to go visit my sister for the day. I'm going to postpone the run a day, because my sister really needs some love and I want to see her. My plan with the "5K" is not to actu... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 6/24

    6/24/2015 11:15:17 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Grandma's Bragging

    6/22/2015 11:39:13 PM, by IAMWINNING

    I won't detail everything, but I've been busy these past several days, then when I wanted to make a dent in things (online) I lost the internet. 39 Here's some of what I've been doing. Thanks for patiently reading it and allowing this Grandma to brag on two of my grandsons. Last night ... Read more

  • Friends ;-) 6/22

    6/22/2015 9:47:21 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Friends ;-) 6/22

    6/22/2015 9:47:21 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Like a Girl

    6/21/2015 10:34:45 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Tonight I bungled onto a whole series of "Like a Girl" videos by Always on YouTube. I kept watching one, and then exploring another. They hit a chord with me that's hard to explain. Long buried pain of being bad at sports came bubbling to the surface. At the same time, I found myself wondering w... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 6/21

    6/21/2015 2:01:22 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a grrrreat day.... Read more

  • How to RESET Your Weight Loss Goal on SparkPeople

    6/21/2015 12:34:58 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I have to keep changing things up. I reset my spark nutrition tracker goal every 10-20 pounds so that it stays relevant to my new weight so I continue to lose. This is also good for breaking a plateau and for raising or lowering your weight loss expectations. I tried in the past for all 220 p... Read more

  • Inspired by a 13 Year Old

    6/20/2015 11:58:10 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    My nephew finished the last leg of the relay this morning running like a champ! I'm really happy for him, and glad that it's over. Today was a long day at work. Somehow my nephew's race helped me still get out the door and run after work. As my run intervals get longer, my stride gets shor... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 6/20

    6/20/2015 1:10:46 PM, by PDSLIM

    For the catlovers - catscentric is a cute site. I enjoy their daily emails. Todays - What Does Your Cat Say About You? Breeds with quiz at end. catscentric.com/newsletter/cat
    -quiz-part2.php Have a great day.... Read more

  • Edge of My Seat

    6/19/2015 10:25:35 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I've kind of been on the edge of my seat today. My nephew is running the Epic Relay. He's done really well, like 8 minute miles well, even with the sun and a few hills. His last leg is at 6 am tomorrow. I keep praying for no injuries and that he has fun. I can't imagine how I would have felt if... Read more

  • Feathers ;-) 6/19

    6/19/2015 9:09:29 PM, by PDSLIM

    have a great day... Read more

  • Something is Better Than Nothing

    6/19/2015 10:10:46 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Something is better than nothing. If you can't exercise 30 minutes, do 10. Do 5. Do it a few times a day if you have to. Cut back just a little at meals. Nobody says you have to starve your weight off. There is nothing wrong with doing things the slow way. I started in 2005 at 460 pounds with... Read more

  • Exciting 2 B Active!

    6/18/2015 9:41:49 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I got up this morning, and had the hankering to get out and garden for a bit. I figured that it would be too hot later, and I'd be too tired after a run. Somehow the 15 minutes of planting that I intended, turned into an hour and a half of intense hoeing. I'm really happy about what I got done. ... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 6/18

    6/18/2015 3:59:13 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a ggrrrreat day.... Read more

  • Cat Fight Gardening

    6/17/2015 9:04:13 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Jewels and I were outside for a bit this afternoon. After I enjoyed my fresh coleslaw, I decided to work on digging out and fertilizing a little section of flower bed that was in the shade at the time. The neighbors have a new kitten that is about 6 weeks old. They've been keeping her as an... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 6/17

    6/17/2015 10:43:06 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a purrfect day.,... Read more

  • God is Sovereign

    6/16/2015 11:15:22 PM, by IAMWINNING

    If you’ve read my last blog, you’ll have some idea of why this devotional has spoken to me – or rather, how God has spoken to me through the devotional. Have I ‘arrived’ at perfection? NO! Perfection comes only in Heaven. But I am comforted and encouraged by the Lord. Will I slip fr... Read more

  • Vegetables

    6/16/2015 10:59:28 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    This morning I did the fridge evaluation. New CSA veggies come tomorrow. I pondered for awhile on how to use everything. Last week they gave us a lot, and my company didn't eat as much as I wished. Dinner was a long time coming tonight, because I was in clean out mode. I prepped: * Veggies fo... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 6/16

    6/16/2015 1:35:03 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Summer Meltdown Biggest Loser Sparkpage Contest Winners

    6/15/2015 11:30:34 PM, by KPACE7

    To kick off the Summer Meltdown Biggest Loser Challenge, members decorated 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 member's pages and congratulate the following winners. Black Pan... Read more

  • 2 Busy Doing 2 Log

    6/15/2015 11:28:00 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I should have guessed this day would come. CSA means lots of time preparing vegetables and cooking... extra meals to freeze... dishes to wash... compost to dump... compost to turn... compost to use. Summer means weeds to pull... soil to prepare... flowers to plant... lots to water. Then there's w... Read more

  • Baby Swallows

    6/15/2015 12:14:55 PM, by PANDABEAR42

    it is a miserable day today and probably most of the week...it is humid and thunder storms and rain...so i thought i will take some time and share some pictures of the baby Swallows.. this baby is on the edge of the nest...it was a very hot and humid day and they were trying to stay cool...t... Read more

  • Feathers ;-) 6/15

    6/15/2015 10:10:11 AM, by PDSLIM

    This will put a smile on your face. PROOF THAT LOVE KNOWS NO BOUNDS OR LIMITS. Goose and a Scooter www.youtube.com/embed/0czs_Otq
    rLA?rel=0 Have a great day. ... Read more

  • New Responses

    6/14/2015 7:44:06 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Yesterday I crossed a threshold. My running intervals were longer than the walking ones. The work out was fine. I marvel at how my body routinely adjusts with each step of this training plan. I didn't know that I could do this. It's pretty cool! Today the scale was nice to me. I'm finally... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 6/14

    6/14/2015 12:24:05 PM, by PDSLIM

    Growing up Hope your day is dog-gone great. ... Read more

  • Wow - thanks

    6/14/2015 12:15:01 PM, by PDSLIM

    Thanks you for the many lovely posts on my blog. I opened my email to find my own blog featured on 'the best of SP'. I read every word & see all emoticon. Get notices of every post. It is an honor to share my love of animals. They always calm me & make me smile. I read several blogs myself ... Read more

  • This Past Week

    6/13/2015 11:37:57 PM, by PANDABEAR42

    a quick up date...have been busy with getting things done and items sewn for craft show end of month..there are 3 nests with baby swallows in and i think there could be 2 more nests with eggs in...i have pics of the swallow babies, but haven't taken off camera yet...got some hanging baskets planted ... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 6/13

    6/13/2015 12:24:18 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a purrfect dau.... Read more

  • Just 10 Minutes

    6/12/2015 10:34:08 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I came home tonight tired and grumpy from a hard day of work. After dinner, Jewels and I were outside. I was debating whether to work in the garden or just relax tonight. I took something in the house and thought, "If Jewels stays outside, then I'll work in the garden for just 10 minutes." She s... Read more

  • Friday

    6/12/2015 7:28:06 PM, by PLUMPKITTYKAT

    Hmm, keeping it real! Doing ok... Read more

  • Horses

    6/12/2015 4:23:37 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have meant to post a blog on horses. Such magnificent animals. American Pharaoh - a triple crown winner after 37 years Have a great day.... Read more

  • Happy Birthday to Me!

    6/12/2015 12:04:27 AM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I have had the sweetest birthday. I've had so much fun with Mom & Dad these past few days. As I watch my parents in their 70s, I savor the moments, knowing I won't have them forever. Over the last few days we've been on the beach to see, waves, tide pools, waterfalls, caves, and a shipwreck. We'... Read more

  • Feathers ;-) 6/11

    6/11/2015 5:33:44 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Emotional Eating and My Latest Trials

    6/11/2015 9:22:00 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    After having lost over 220 pounds on SparkPeople, I think the best advice I can give on the subject would be to ask yourself what you are trying to feel when you are about to emotionally eat. Usually I want to feel warm, safe and comforted, for example. So I got a luxury soft blanket, some richly ... Read more

  • Wednesday

    6/10/2015 6:29:46 PM, by PLUMPKITTYKAT

    So far so good. My ear hurts. I've been battling a virus/sinus infection for a couple of months.... Read more

  • Last Two Days

    6/10/2015 12:03:08 PM, by PANDABEAR42

    have been busy..got some hanging planters planted on Tuesday while supper was cooking...did some sewing on Monday...got a few things done...most important got the walks in with my friend those 2 evenings...Monday was cloudy and chances of rain, but we still chanced it...we were lucky...when my frien... Read more

  • Last Two Days

    6/10/2015 12:03:04 PM, by PANDABEAR42

    have been busy..got some hanging planters planted on Tuesday while supper was cooking...did some sewing on Monday...got a few things done...most important got the walks in with my friend those 2 evenings...Monday was cloudy and chances of rain, but we still chanced it...we were lucky...when my frien... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 6/10

    6/10/2015 9:26:41 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 6/10

    6/9/2015 4:13:09 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Slim 4 Life is horrible.

    6/9/2015 4:01:39 PM, by FABLEDJADEY

    I have seen the ads for this program on my television. So I thought I would go and see what it was about. I went in for the free consultation and was told about how they are all for creating healthy lifestyle for their clients. She was telling me of some of their successes with people how much they ... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 6/8

    6/8/2015 8:37:26 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Happily Wading Thru Molasses

    6/8/2015 7:40:23 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    A rest day is happening onto me. Twice today I sat down to read a bit and woke up an hour or so later. My body is still very sluggish. Jewels has decided that means we should snuggle, which is fine by me. My meds came this afternoon. I picked them up, took some and then went for a walk. ... Read more

  • Confession and some happiness

    6/8/2015 3:23:59 PM, by IAMWINNING

    Hi Y'all, My last blog was a devotional about God's 'school of pain'. I've been trying to put that into practice in my life, but for one reason and another, I haven't succeeded. I have a "funny" that God put in my path to help me remember to chill. Last Thursday I was out and tried to leav... Read more

  • Taking a Some What Spark Break

    6/8/2015 12:39:14 PM, by PANDABEAR42

    I have a craft show/fair the end of June and i need to work on product for sale as last year was a good year and stock is way low...i have lots on my plate to do...of course house work, flower planting and weeding the flower beds, church work as i'm the secretary/treasure and lots to do there, my fr... Read more

  • Why I Don't Starve Myself

    6/8/2015 3:09:16 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    After losing 220 pounds, I'm having to cut portions a bit more. My body is very used to the calories it has been getting. I hate this part.... That's why I only cut by enough to lose .5 pounds more a week when I cut. I HATE feeling like I'm starving and I can only do that for so long before I bl... Read more

  • Feeling Like a Slug

    6/7/2015 11:12:24 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Tonight I don't feel good. After working all day, I drug myself to church, even though I felt like a slug. It was a nice service and I didn't fall asleep during it. I ran out of time, so I didn't log food today. That kind of came back to bite me, when it came to snack tonight (pretend ice ... Read more

  • Day 3

    6/7/2015 5:51:44 PM, by PLUMPKITTYKAT

    Just checking in. I'm trying to journal each day.... Read more

  • Friends ;-) 6/7

    6/7/2015 12:23:32 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Confidence Builder

    6/6/2015 10:39:22 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Today I feel proud of myself because I got out and exercised after work. I didn't psych myself out about the running intervals being longer. I just did it. It was hard, but I tried to think about the beauty around me and what was playing on the iPod rather than self-doubt. This is such a confide... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 6/6

    6/6/2015 8:28:47 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • I will never quit!

    6/5/2015 6:30:32 PM, by PLUMPKITTYKAT

    I'm starting again.... But hey I'm never going to give up! Part of me is upset with myself, but I want to be positive. So that is what I'm doing! 239... Read more

  • Egg trick

    6/5/2015 1:17:48 PM, by PDSLIM

    I laughed til I cried. Enjoy. www.milkandcookies.com/link/13
    8148... Read more

  • Tigers!!!

    6/5/2015 10:50:21 AM, by PDSLIM

    I really enjoyed this. Hope you do also. The Most Amazing Facts About the Powerful Tiger! www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx
    ?emailid=15791&memberid=87
    2002 Have a great day.... Read more

  • Biggest Step Day Ever!

    6/4/2015 10:44:57 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Today I accidentally turned into an exercise-o-holic. It all started with the tide table. I knew that there would be a really nice low tide this morning. I allowed extra time in the schedule to glance at tide pools on the way back. It was beautiful: blue sky, and almost too warm, but not q... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 6/4

    6/4/2015 10:51:23 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 6/3

    6/3/2015 3:44:44 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a greata day... Read more

  • Renewal Day

    6/2/2015 11:14:33 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Today was staff renewal day at work. Sometimes they take us to an off site facility for the day. Much as that is well intended, some of us introverts feel trapped, when they do that. Today it was on site, which means we go to the program in the morning. Then we can do what we want in the afterno... Read more

  • At the Brink of Losing 220 Pounds... 1 more pound to go

    6/2/2015 3:40:41 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I've been on SP a LONG time and it took me a LONG time to lose this weight, 10 years and the last two I gained a bit back, but not much. I've been working to get it off and proudly I can now say it is coming off! I am at the brink of losing 220 pounds... 1 more pound to go. The tips I have... Read more

  • The School of Pain

    6/2/2015 1:23:25 PM, by IAMWINNING

    I had saved this almost a month ago, then 'forgot' it. God has been reminding me over and over these past few weeks of the truth of this devotional written by Dennis Fisher in Our Daily Bread dated May 6, 2015 “In his book ‘The Problem of Pain’, C.S. Lewis observes that ‘God whispers ... Read more

  • Feathers ;-) 6/3

    6/2/2015 11:08:48 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more