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  • From my ipad

    4/21/2015 1:37:10 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    My laptop has died! So I'm updating from my ipad, which is far less convenient to type on! Working out has been non existent for the past few weeks. I went to Auckland (home) for a week and had planned on not working out that week since I tend to do a lot of walking around anyway. I ended up ha... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 4/20

    4/20/2015 10:17:01 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Thankful

    4/19/2015 10:45:22 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    It's a couple days into the new treatment plan and I'm feeling quite a bit better. I did not expect it to start turning around this fast. I am so grateful!!! I worked this morning, but got to go to church tonight. Candlelight service is always the best! It helps me to focus and settle down.... Read more

  • They always come crawling back....

    4/19/2015 4:29:29 PM, by LOS_ANJELOS

    It's April. I was more into being back here before I started typing. I don't trust I'll do anything differently. I'm not bummed, just kind of monotone on the inside. Ah...the word is FRUSTRATED. Yes, FRUSTRATED. THAT is what I am. ... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 4/19

    4/19/2015 11:48:18 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have agreat day. ... Read more

  • Undecided: Finish Today on Plan or Not?

    4/18/2015 9:29:14 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Yesterday's medical appointment was helpful. We've established a new plan, and I'm of good hope it will be a success. I hurt less today, which is nice. Work was busier than I hoped for. I'm dog tired tonight, but I'm short of my step goal. I'm trying to decide whether pushing the body a l... Read more

  • Friends ;-) 4/18

    4/18/2015 3:45:27 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Funk

    4/17/2015 12:41:31 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I haven't blogged for a few days, because I've been in a funk. My body isn't feeling so good. It's been creeping up for awhile, and I have to plainly acknowledge that I'm not ok. I have a medical appointment today. Prayers welcome! I've had to communicate with my supervisor about work tasks... Read more

  • What Christ's Presence Brings Us

    4/17/2015 11:12:51 AM, by IAMWINNING

    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. The scriptures are from the New International Version, unless otherwise noted. “Chri... Read more

  • Eyes on Jesus = Our Hope

    4/17/2015 11:10:44 AM, by IAMWINNING

    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. The scriptures are from the New International Version, unless otherwise noted. “Keep... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 4/17

    4/17/2015 11:03:28 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • More of the Long Lost ~Indyisms

    4/17/2015 10:16:49 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    If you got a traffic ticket, would you break every traffic law the rest of the day? Then why would you toss the whole day over a slice of pizza? (spoken by me first at the 2009 Spark your Life convention) If you think to yourself "I might as well," change it to "I might as well not." H... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 4/16

    4/16/2015 3:03:16 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 4/15

    4/15/2015 10:14:39 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • A few of the Long Lost ~Indyisms

    4/14/2015 12:48:27 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Don't take water pills to lose weight because you can't pee out a pizza. Don't put your thoughts into what might have been. Put your energy into what is possible. Never treat your body like a garbage disposal for leftovers. Don't wait to be thin to act thin. Life is happening now, n... Read more

  • Feathers ;-) 4/14

    4/14/2015 10:40:11 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Unexpected Successes

    4/13/2015 9:32:02 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    My health and fitness goal really has more to do with a body fat percentage than it does a specific weight on the scale. I want the muscles to grow up as the fat goes down. In light of that, I really don't know what the number on the scale will be when I hit the healthy zone I'm aiming for. ... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 4/13

    4/13/2015 1:57:15 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Going forward is the only way to go

    4/13/2015 1:35:35 PM, by IAMWINNING

    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. The scriptures are from the New International Version, unless otherwise noted. “I al... Read more

  • Getting Back in the Game

    4/13/2015 6:39:09 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    It starts with baby steps, not with magic or a strike of motivation or stars aligning just right. You simply have to want it bad enough and make plans to get there. Surrounding myself with the positive influences here on Spark and not being a Lone Ranger is one way I really help myself. ... Read more

  • Part II, Spring Pond Life and Then Some

    4/12/2015 11:32:24 PM, by PANDABEAR42

    There is also plant life in the pond. These are water iris starting up again. Some flowers will be purple and some will be yellow. it will be sometime this summer when they bloom. The pond lilies are starting to leaf out. This is one week later and one lone lily pad has reached... Read more

  • What is a Rest Day?

    4/12/2015 3:05:05 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    As I read people's blogs, I notice what they say about their rest days. Sometimes people don't want to take one. I've tried that and gotten myself sick shortly thereafter. Other times they say something like "I took a rest day, but I just had to do my squats." Once in a while I'll read a blog w... Read more

  • Cats & fun link ;-) 4/12

    4/12/2015 10:27:49 AM, by PDSLIM

    www.ba-bamail.com/content.aspx
    ?emailid=15018&memberid=87
    2002 Have a great day.... Read more

  • Thankful for a Good Day!

    4/11/2015 8:45:32 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    This has been a good day. The morning was mostly consumed with food. I took the bus to the next town to go grocery shopping. Then as soon as I put everything away, I walked to the market in town to get local eggs. After those were tucked away in the fridge, I made my way to the back yard of a r... Read more

  • Been a long time..

    4/11/2015 3:34:42 PM, by TRACYZABELLE

    I know I am above the weight posted-- but I am waiting to get to my 3 yr surgiversary to do a start over.... it has been a rough couple of months but my goal is to start over and make this next 12 months amazing... I am trying to get off as much weight as I can so I can get a hernia repair... I als... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 4/11

    4/11/2015 11:32:27 AM, by PDSLIM

    Cute video - Did You Know That Animals Can Be Just as Silly as People? www.ba-bamail.com/video.aspx?e
    mailid=14997&memberid=872002 Have a great day.... Read more

  • Tax Act

    4/11/2015 12:00:59 AM, by PDSLIM

    Is saving my As..... Every year the gov make it more complicated. I can't keep up with the changes. This is an in-expensive pretty good program. I just might make it thru this year. Have a great day.... Read more

  • Tax Act

    4/11/2015 12:00:54 AM, by PDSLIM

    Is saving my As..... Every year the gov make it more complicated. I can't keep up with the changes. This is an in-expensive pretty good program. I just might make it thru this year. Have a great day.... Read more

  • New Life Skills Under Pressure

    4/10/2015 10:27:46 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Today did not go well at work: stress from managers not giving us enough info to implement new procedures until the very last minute... girl fight because we were all stressed... anger... tears... working it out... getting caught crying by the managers who set up the mess... sucking it up for a busy... Read more

  • Food Coma- Emotional Eating

    4/10/2015 4:04:33 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Ah, the Food Coma! How I long for you! I realized while writing a friend that that was exactly what I've been wanting, a good old fashioned food coma. So I've been grazing here and there for months with emotional eating. The trick to emotional eating and stopping it before it's a binge is to ask... Read more

  • Funerals, Fitness & Food

    4/9/2015 10:00:34 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Today I know why I'm sad. It has to do with two upcoming funerals. I often don't do well with humans when I'm grieving, but people have been amazingly kind today. I tracked my food. I didn't eat all healthy stuff, but I did keep it in range. I got some exercise, although not super intense... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 4/9

    4/9/2015 10:52:14 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 4/8

    4/8/2015 9:23:13 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Thank Therapy

    4/7/2015 10:23:09 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Tonight I'm sad. I can think of things that are sort of wrapped up in it, but they don't make a whole lot of sense. So rather than trying to parse the sadness, I'm going to practice a discipline of thankfulness for a bit. I'm really grateful for Jewels. She's especially lovey tonight. She... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 4/7

    4/7/2015 10:10:03 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Spring Pond life and the Some

    4/6/2015 11:24:32 PM, by PANDABEAR42

    The dogs and i took a walk around the pond this morning and there was so many things around and in the pond signaling spring. this is Kiwi age 12 and Panda Bear age 4 they love walks especially Panda. they are Australian Shepherds that like laying by the pond and also checking out the smell... Read more

  • Productivity Stalled by a Sheet Burrito

    4/6/2015 10:21:54 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    This morning I felt great. I had a nice work out. I went to work and got tons of stuff done. I did a load of laundry on my breaks. I kept up on the dishes with each meal. I spent awhile in the garden tonight. I fell off the wagon awhile ago with my 10 minute cleaning tasks each day, so ... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 4/6

    4/6/2015 9:44:51 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Just when you thought....

    4/6/2015 10:33:07 AM, by KELLIE453

    Decided it was time to write because it has been quite awhile and mostly I need to get out some things. A lot of changes have occurred over the past couple of years....some good and some bad. My mom passed away 2 yrs ago this month from a multitude of things including brain cancer. Then a couple ... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 4/5

    4/5/2015 9:28:22 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day. & Happy Easter.... Read more

  • Happy Easter 2015

    4/4/2015 1:02:29 PM, by PDSLIM

    Hope everyone has a lovely Easter. This guy looks just like my Baggy when tried to put the Xmas Antler Ears on him! Growing up, my dachshund, Willie, was my best friend. Have a great day. ... Read more

  • Thigh Thoughts

    4/3/2015 11:23:58 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I've found myself rubbing my thighs lately. In spaced out or deep thought moments at home, I'll come to and realize I've been touching them. It's kind of an odd thing, but let me explain. Once upon a time, I was a little girl. My dad's mom was obese. My mother was afraid that I would end ... Read more

  • Ah, Spring

    4/3/2015 11:34:36 AM, by PANDABEAR42

    Spring is such an amazing time of the year....everything seems to be reborn. There are so many signs of spring i look forward to each year and there are some things that i actually hate to see leave until another year and winter is upon us again. The turkeys come in when the weather is b... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 4/3

    4/3/2015 10:44:51 AM, by PDSLIM

    FDNY Firefighters Instagram Accounts For Their Firehouse Cats gothamist.com/2015/03/26/fdny_
    instagram_cats.php Have a great day.... Read more

  • Grateful

    4/2/2015 10:05:02 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I'm really thankful today: * I made it through a full day of work. * I got to take a long lunch to go to half price acupuncture treatment. * I had enough calories left to get take out for dinner and still be in range. * I let myself not wash a dish today. * I have so many kind people in ... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 4/2

    4/2/2015 8:48:30 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Improving

    4/1/2015 8:05:42 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I'm feeling better enough to not sleep all day, but bad enough that I wasn't making a whole lot of sense by the time I left work at noon. Jewels has been more than pleased to nap on me. I wish I had a camera within reach, so you could see her sprawled out on my lap and out cold. I decided tha... Read more

  • Unwanted Weight Loss

    3/31/2015 4:41:52 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    This morning I had the kind of weight loss that nobody wants. Forgive me if this is too much information. It consisted of at least 6, maybe as many as 8 bowel movements followed by dry heaves (the abdominal workout not found on SP). Once I stopped running back and forth to the toilet, Jewels snug... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 3/31

    3/31/2015 3:05:22 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 3/30

    3/30/2015 11:29:35 PM, by PDSLIM

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  • Cat Stretching

    3/29/2015 9:06:28 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    Tonight I had just finished a work out. Jewels sauntered over from her nap. She laid on the floor beside me, arching her back, like she does so often. My back was a little sore, so I though "I should stretch like that." It was pretty hilarious. I was trying to lay on my side like her... a... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 3/29

    3/29/2015 7:22:05 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Friends ;-) 3/28

    3/28/2015 8:38:00 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Feathers ;-) 3/27

    3/27/2015 7:57:10 PM, by PDSLIM

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  • Words of Life

    3/26/2015 11:05:55 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I was working in stress-land today. I don't really know where the thought came from. All I know is that sometime this morning I started deep breathing when I was feeling tension. I'd say: "you are loved" when I breathed in and "you are beautiful" when I breathed out. Lots of stress led to lots o... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 3/26

    3/26/2015 9:20:02 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Making myself a priority

    3/26/2015 5:44:01 AM, by BUBBLEJ1

    I'm making smoothies at school to get my fruit and veggies in. I'm adding protein powder to make it last longer in my tummy. The only problem is the kids thinking that I'm making them a smoothie... And I've been hanging out with my favourite guys! Ice cream on the beach is al... Read more

  • Procrastination vs. Planning

    3/25/2015 10:09:24 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I don't like to clean. I'm never sure how long it has been since I cleaned something last. Whenever I get around to it, things are significantly dirty. I have had passing fancies that someday I will be better at it. Today it occurred to me that a lot of these chores take literally 5-10 minutes. ... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 3/25

    3/25/2015 8:43:33 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • I'm back. Cute video.

    3/24/2015 11:10:01 PM, by PDSLIM

    Hi all. Just back tonight from Malta. 19hr trip home. 24 including to/from airports. Here's a cute video of lion cubs meeting dad. More tomorrow. www.oregonzoo.org/news/2014/03
    /african-lion-cubs-venture
    -out-dad-first-time Good night.... Read more

  • Mystery Bag

    3/24/2015 9:57:26 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    As I was making spring rolls for dinner, I heard a light knock. I had my hands in food, so it took a moment to get to the door. I looked through the peep hole, and saw a man in a blue or grey T-shirt with non-descript dark hair slip around the corner of the neighbor's house. I though, "That's odd... Read more

  • Donuts

    3/23/2015 10:21:54 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I was back to work today. The morning seemed to be treating me just fine. Then Kelly walked in with donuts. She's an exceptional baker. It's what she does for a living. These were not just any donuts. I could tell by the smell they were fresh, maybe not even cooled off yet donuts. I tol... Read more

  • It All Needs to Move Forward Together

    3/22/2015 9:42:17 PM, by MEOWMEEEOW

    I have a natural bent toward putting all my eggs in one basket. I know that this is very poor investment management, but somehow I struggle to remember that when investing my life. Awhile ago, I stopped exercising and taking care of my body to go back to school. That didn't turn out so well. It'... Read more