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  • The Power of Kindness

    8/30/2015 10:18:17 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    People have been so very kind to me today. One of the people greeting at the door at church this morning was a woman in my small group. As I wrote out my name tag, she asked how I was doing, since we haven't seen each other for awhile. I said, "It's been more of an adventure than I would prefer, ... Read more

  • Horses ;-)

    8/30/2015 8:44:38 AM, by PDSLIM

    Tiny Horses
    2002 Looks like my Maine Coon is bigger!!! Have a great day.... Read more

  • Storm In & Out

    8/29/2015 9:51:45 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    This has been such a turbulent day. In the physical realm, we've had a taste of high wind with intermittent heavy rain. It's been quite enjoyable, except I wish it would just send the rain all over to the fires that need it. But alas, I don't have remote control clouds for them, so I'll just enjo... Read more

  • Warning: baseball talk

    8/29/2015 8:18:33 PM, by IAMWINNING

    These past few days my DH and I have glued ourselves to the TV, watching the Little League World Series. These 12 year olds are all really good just to make it to the Series, which makes for great games. Our local team is the Red Land, PA team, and their home field isn't far from our home. Th... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 8/29

    8/29/2015 5:04:02 PM, by PDSLIM

    Military Working Dogs
    fBUgk Have a grrrreat day. ... Read more

  • It RAINED!!! Next up WIND!!!

    8/28/2015 11:35:46 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I'm so happy that it rained! It still tried to pretend to be summer out in the middle of the day, but morning and evening started to feel like fall. On top of that, we get a high wind warning! That's kind of like a Christmas gift for those of us who love storms. The wind isn't supposed to ... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 8/28

    8/28/2015 6:47:36 PM, by PDSLIM

    Erik the Red, Rodent Control Officer, retires
    ik-the-red-retires Cute story. See the museum's website for more info on their mascots
    vent/erik-red-swallows-anchor ... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 8/27

    8/27/2015 8:48:26 PM, by PDSLIM

    Russian Tiger builds Snowman
    -herself-by-building/21135923/ Have a great day!... Read more

  • It's Cold!

    8/26/2015 10:59:12 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Tonight I stepped outside for dinner on the stoop like usual. I was shocked to need to go back in the house for a jacket and a hat. Such a welcome change! I have been praying for rain. Our reservoirs and fires need it so badly. I could see the clouds rolling in and the fog coming toward me. I... Read more

  • Do you wish to know theendings of All the fairy tales ?

    8/26/2015 3:02:33 PM, by PDSLIM
    1067227-1-1.html Have a great day. ... Read more

  • Why I've been "missing"

    8/26/2015 11:20:49 AM, by IAMWINNING

    I've missed you, my friends - not because of anything YOU have done. My computer went on the fritz the last week of July and sat in the computer hospital for weeks. Because they told me I needed a new mother board, I decided to get a new computer. I bought one yesterday, and am now trying to fami... Read more

  • Thick Skin

    8/25/2015 10:57:41 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    My sister was in tears when we chatted on my lunch break. My nephew opened up last night about how relationships were changing in the farm family since the accident. He feels like people are treating him differently and blaming him for it happening. Nobody did this on purpose, really! Someone to... Read more

  • Are You A Cat Or Dog Person ;-) 8/25

    8/25/2015 8:26:52 PM, by PDSLIM

    Are You A Cat Or Dog Person?
    utm_source=BuzzFeed%20Newsletters#.kkpY8MY9G ... Read more

  • Making Fall Wreaths

    8/25/2015 12:03:29 PM, by PANDABEAR42

    Let me show you how to make fall wreaths out of corn stalk tops. Hubby gathers the tops from local farms as we don't grow corn even tho we are farmers. We farm tree seedlings and grow Christmas trees. This is how i dry the tops before i start to crimp them in the wreath ring. i ... Read more

  • The 6 week adventure with too many photos

    8/25/2015 5:31:55 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    Whew! We have been back for 10 days and I'm only just getting around to updating spark! The husband and I had an amazing time on our holiday. As a refresher, we went on a 6 week trip to the USA, UK, France, and Singapore. It was an incredible adventure and we miss travelling already (even thoug... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 8/24

    8/24/2015 10:37:38 PM, by PDSLIM

    Can My Dog Eat That?
    2002 Good info to save. Have a great day. ... Read more

  • There is No Try

    8/23/2015 11:11:17 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I checked with multiple medical people and the answer has been the same. I need to listen to my body about whether it's ok for me to run or not. Sometimes I've had too much pain. Other times I have felt too fatigued. As I've been feeling a little better, I decided it would be smart to test... Read more

  • Trip to the ER

    8/23/2015 6:35:57 PM, by KC8RZK58

    Been having a chronic cough for a few months, finally broke down and let Hubby take me to the ER. Had a clear chest X-ray. To my surprise the doctor told me I was having an adverse reaction to my blood pressure medicine Lisinopril & told me to make sure that no one prescribed an ace inhibitor drug... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 8/23

    8/23/2015 1:18:19 PM, by PDSLIM

    Kitty Paradise - A purrfect place
    land-n316496 None of my guys would do this Have a great day.... Read more

  • Chronic Pain and Losing Weight- Yes You Can!

    8/23/2015 12:04:29 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    For those of you who believe there is nothing you can do when you have chronic pain, take it from me: there is hope. I weighed 460 pounds and with all of my chronic medical issues and disability, I managed to baby step my way through my journey. I’ve lost 220 pounds to date. Lately I f... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 8/22

    8/22/2015 2:58:57 PM, by PDSLIM

    Baby Elephant Sees The Ocean
    t-ocean Have a great day.... Read more

  • Head on Straight

    8/21/2015 11:00:46 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I'm speaking very literally when I say that it's good to have my head on straight. Aligning the twisted vertebrae in my neck has made all the difference in the world. The soft tissue is still complaining, but it's way better than it was 2 days ago. I was able to do a short kick boxing video this ... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 8/21

    8/21/2015 5:32:48 PM, by PDSLIM

    Working Dogs
    nswmo Have a grrrreat day.... Read more

  • Thankful for Life

    8/20/2015 8:30:55 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    The new adventure of the day was going to a chiropractor for the first time. A friend was kind enough to drive me so I didn't have to take the rattle can of a bus. I still needed to hold my neck, but it was much better. The appointment was over the lunch hour. The person driving me is not ... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 8/20

    8/20/2015 2:49:34 PM, by PDSLIM

    What does your cat say about you? Cute descriptions. The test at the end - I'm a Maine Coon! I've been owned by 3 - current is Baggy. I do have a weakness for these gentle giants.
    -quiz-part2.php Not... Read more

  • Yesterday (Wednesday) and updates

    8/20/2015 11:54:11 AM, by PANDABEAR42

    I live in a wonderful area close enough to the main campus of Penn State University. They have so many things they put on to educate the public and just off to the public. Wednesday, we went to a huge yearly program they put on every year in August for farmers and the public...they have things of ... Read more

  • Friends ;-) 8/15

    8/19/2015 11:07:30 PM, by PDSLIM

    This Is What True Friendship Is All About
    2002 Have a great day.... Read more

  • Good Day

    8/18/2015 11:25:28 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Today was just a good day all around. 1) Work was busy, but not enough to make me crazy. 2) I left early for an acupuncture appointment. That was so incredibly relaxing. 3) I've enjoyed making really yummy food. I even stopped at the farmer's market and bought peaches! 4)... Read more

  • From the Ballerina with the Scars to the Fat Girl

    8/18/2015 1:12:55 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    This was me when I was maybe 7 years old, teased for having burn scars from having a coffee pot fall on me when I was two and for being fat. Do you see a fat girl here? A scarred girl? Or just a little girl playing ballerina? You see, in my mind, until somebody would mention my scars or m... Read more

  • Feathers ;-) 8/18

    8/18/2015 1:10:51 PM, by PDSLIM

    Bright & Beautiful Birds
    2002 Have a great day. ... Read more

  • Things

    8/18/2015 11:50:29 AM, by PANDABEAR42

    It's humid and hot here for another day. i'm going to hibernate in AC getting things done. Yesterday i made some crockpot applesauce as i had many apples in the fridge that needed something done with them. there were a couple of rotted ones and some were starting to shrivel up, but are good for s... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 8/17

    8/17/2015 11:14:25 PM, by PDSLIM

    Highlands Dancing Dog
    a621d&at_ab=per-4&at_pos=1&at_tot=7 Have a great day. ... Read more

  • Thursday Is Surgery Day

    8/17/2015 8:36:17 AM, by KC8RZK58

    521 Well Thursday this week is surgery day for Hubby's eyes. He starts all of his eye drops tomorrow. I have been a little preoccupied and haven't been getting on Spark to get my tracking done in a timely fashion. I am sure I have missed quite a few nibbles putting it off while I did other things... Read more

  • Dignity Day

    8/16/2015 11:45:54 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Yesterday, I was sad. I kind of threw in the towel on food and exercise. The scale told me all about it this morning. I decided to start the day by doing things that make me feel good about myself. First off, I noticed things that were bugging me and just did them. I swept the bathroom fl... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 8/16

    8/16/2015 2:12:06 PM, by PDSLIM

    Interpreting Cat Behavior... I've tried the eye blink - my 2 seem to respond
    872002 Have a purrfect day.... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 8/15

    8/15/2015 12:23:59 PM, by PDSLIM

    Koko's laughter & sadness
    13-years-video-captured-two-fast-friends.html Have ... Read more

  • Having Trouble Maintaining Weight

    8/15/2015 6:53:00 AM, by KC8RZK58

    41 I am having trouble trying to do the weight maintenance. So far this week, I have not been coming close to eating enough calories (at least it feels that way). I will know on weigh in day tomorrow. I am probably eating more than I realize, but we will see. Been feeling pretty positive about ... Read more

  • Victories!

    8/14/2015 10:16:02 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Once upon a time, I had lost some weight and bought a couple new bras. Shortly thereafter, I tried them on and said to myself, "These don't fit! What did I buy these for?" In my busyness and denial, I ignored the fact that I had gained the weight back. Yesterday, I weighed myself and took ... Read more

  • Feathers ;-) 8/14

    8/14/2015 3:25:35 PM, by PDSLIM

    This Hilarious Parrot May Have Seen Too Much... (adult)
    mailid=13936&memberid=872002 Have a great day. ... Read more

  • How To Lose Weight Even When You Feel Hopeless

    8/14/2015 12:56:59 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I’ve gotten a lot of SparkMail asking about how I got started on my weight-loss journey and how I’ve come to lose so much weight without surgery. I've been reflecting a lot lately about what got me started and how I've stayed on track for so long. First of all, I read a book called ''You o... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 8/13

    8/13/2015 9:55:31 PM, by PDSLIM

    There's Only One Dog In the World With a Job Like This
    mailid=15507&memberid=872002 Have a great day.... Read more

  • Silly Cat!

    8/13/2015 10:36:34 AM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Jewels was licking the dressing off my potato salad this morning. Silly cat! I made fresh potato salad last night. It's so yummy that it's a must portion food. Still, I'm enjoying it for breakfast... and well so is the cat. I just got the stink eye, because I was scraping out the last little bi... Read more

  • Interesting Article

    8/12/2015 5:10:09 AM, by KC8RZK58

    I read an interesting article on Spark People about maintaining your weight for 8 weeks, before beginning the weight loss part of the program. I am going to try this for me. It said the people in the study did much less yo-yo dieting where they would loose and then regain again. Which is me in a ... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 8/11

    8/11/2015 6:48:55 PM, by PDSLIM

    Russian Circus Cats Of the 5 cats that owned me, only Mr Paws would have liked this. He was a little ham. & very agile.
    2002 Have a purrfect day.... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 8/10

    8/10/2015 11:36:00 PM, by PDSLIM

    Virtual zoo
    2002 Have a great day.... Read more

  • Authentic Me

    8/10/2015 7:27:01 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    When I blog on a hard day, I learn things not only about myself, but about this greater community. I seem to be encountering people who want to disbelieve in "yang" to the point where it no longer exists for them. At the very least, I don't think they are valuing thoughts or experiences that are p... Read more

  • The Day After...

    8/10/2015 7:48:58 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    If you had a bad day at work, you wouldn't quit your job or take off for a few days at a time. So why do we do that with our healthy plans? At work, if we did that- absolutely nothing would get done and business would grind to a halt because EVERYONE has bad days. The trick is to not say "tomorro... Read more

  • I Choose to Keep Trying

    8/9/2015 9:24:13 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Today I'm sad. I've been tempted to think bad things about myself all day. I'm tired of my neck and back hurting. I'm nervous about sorting out the claim with the insurance people. I've never done that before, and it's intimidating. I'm having trouble concentrating part of the time at wor... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 8/9

    8/9/2015 3:13:50 PM, by PDSLIM

    Why Dogs Fail as Home Security Systems Have a great day.... Read more

  • How You Always Have A New Chance At Life

    8/9/2015 1:35:08 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    No matter where you are or what condition you are in, you have a chance to make healthy changes to better your situation. I say that because I used to weigh 460 pounds, was bed-ridden with disabilities and chronic pain. I now weigh 225 pounds less with no weight-loss surgery and can walk with and w... Read more

  • Today Is The Camera Club Pic-Nic

    8/9/2015 7:35:40 AM, by KC8RZK58

    Today is the camera club pic-nic and I want to make sure I don't undo my 2 lb loss this week by over eating. It seems like it is so easy to over eat in social situations like pot lucks. I am going to have to watch what foods I choose and my portions, and try to stay on track. Should be a good tim... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 8/8

    8/8/2015 11:26:30 AM, by PDSLIM

    Cat Comforts Ailing Veterans
    nation209.html Have a great day.... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 8/7

    8/7/2015 10:37:56 PM, by PDSLIM

    Parakeet Won't Let Cat Sleep That the cat puts up with this harassment is simply amazing. The bird is apparently speaking in Russian. Would love to know what he has to say!
    tslep2 Have a great ... Read more

  • Whiplash Exercise Modification

    8/7/2015 9:54:50 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I emailed my acupuncturist this morning. She got back to me quickly and was very helpful: * Low impact cardio until after my next appointment * Cut the strength training for now and then ease back into it in a bit * More stretching. So I looked up whiplash stretches tonight and did a bun... Read more

  • Healing Does Not Mean Throwing Your Plan Out

    8/7/2015 10:08:16 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Have you ever been afraid of something knocking you off of your healthy lifestyle track? I'm a little scared now. Why? I have just had shoulder surgery and now have a large complex tear in my knee (meniscus) with three cysts and arthritis... two smaller tears in the other knee- that need to be de... Read more

  • Sparking Inspite of Injury

    8/6/2015 10:19:54 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I'm starting to come out of denial about the bus accident. When I went for a jog earlier this week, one of my Spark friends said she hoped my neck would be ok. I talked with my mom and she said I should not declare myself ok without talking to a professional. I went to the walk in clinic with my ... Read more

  • Under the Sea ;-) 8/6

    8/6/2015 3:07:21 PM, by PDSLIM

    Injured Dolphin Approached Diver for Help.
    r-for-help/ Have a greatq day.... Read more

  • Heavier Weights

    8/5/2015 6:40:19 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    My dumbbells have not been very challenging lately. This morning when I went out shopping, I bought heavier weights. It's nice to see steady progress happening. On my way home, I was reflecting on one of the benefits of strength training. It used to be that when I went to the store, I'd al... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 8/5

    8/5/2015 3:34:51 PM, by PDSLIM

    This May Be the Smartest Dog I've Ever Seen!
    mailid=15122&memberid=872002 Have a grrreat day. ... Read more

  • I reset my Program Today

    8/4/2015 1:30:44 PM, by KC8RZK58

    Reset my program today and set it up for the 2 lb a week loss. It is too easy to miss tracking some food. I am hoping going for a lower calorie range and a 2 lb a week loss, that even if I miss something I will at least come up with a one pound loss at the end of the week. I also figured out how ... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 8/4

    8/4/2015 10:31:36 AM, by PDSLIM

    Funny Cats Sleeping in Weird and Cute Positions
    enGdc& Have a purrfect day.... Read more

  • Trust the Plan

    8/3/2015 10:45:51 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Today I finally got my strength back enough to walk and jog on the beach. It felt so good to get back out there. It was a lovely evening. I could feel all those endorphins kick in toward the end. Life is good! I am one week away from running without walking breaks. I'm kind of nervous. I ... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 8/3

    8/3/2015 7:59:22 PM, by PDSLIM

    Amazing: Can Bringing Back Wolves Save This Natural Habitat?...
    mailid=14600&memberid=872002 Have a great day.... Read more

  • Change Your Attitude to Change Your Actions

    8/3/2015 4:11:09 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I went shopping for some new yoga pants the other day. When I go shopping, I go with my old 460-pound Beth mentality, trying on sizes larger than I need. The other day in the dressing room, a clerk brought me a 1x and a 3x, so which should I try first? I looked at myself in the mirror and asked if I... Read more

  • Pics of Springs my Feral Kitty

    8/3/2015 11:05:14 AM, by PANDABEAR42

    I opened the kitchen windows and started to sing a i just make up as i go along and all of a sudden i hear this meowing coming from the woods. I'd know that voice of his anywhere. It of course was Springs coming to eat breakfast and he always announces where he is to me and he just talk... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 8/2

    8/2/2015 3:26:25 PM, by PDSLIM

    Our Canine Friends Have Much to Teach Us...
    _Us_-_Lovely!.aspx Have a great day.... Read more

  • Lower Intensity

    8/1/2015 10:45:39 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Both last night and tonight I came home and flopped down on the bed after work. I fell asleep and was dreaming wildly. Jewels had to wake me up both evenings and remind me to make dinner. In light of that, I decided to give my body a breather and not try to run. Tonight after dinner I deci... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 8/1

    8/1/2015 1:36:59 PM, by PDSLIM

    Habits all cat owners are guilty of having....
    ers-are-guilty-of-having Have a great day.... Read more