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  • it's wednesday

    1/18/2017 3:03:56 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am putting in some extra time on my online courses today. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. i am taking it easy today. i had a one day job the other day and i enjoyed it. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Wow

    1/18/2017 12:42:54 PM, by JAZZYGF

    I've been trying to get a plan of eating or joking WW of back to Jenny. One big reason money and distance to travel My mood is horrid had some disturbing news yesterday not trying to process how I can get through this news Depression is all over me the house,my kids, my hubby my life. So low c... Read more

  • Motivation or Habit?

    1/18/2017 11:48:48 AM, by BEESHELL8

    I'm back from my mom's and had a overall good trip. I wasn't paying attention to the weather back there (NC) and it had been SNOWING all weekend! 425 There were still some pretty decent drifts around and ice in the parking lots. The weather changed rather dramatically over the days I was there, an... Read more

  • Whirlwind

    1/18/2017 7:01:31 AM, by SNSHYNE37

    While I said a HUGE weight of stress was lifted from my shoulders by getting the contract on the house, there is still a LOT to do. This week is a whirlwind. Once I survive this week, it should be smooth sailing. So our offer on the house was accepted Monday afternoon. Yesterday, we contacte... Read more

  • A HUGE weight lifted

    1/17/2017 8:08:17 AM, by SNSHYNE37

    Over the past 6+ months, I have realized how stressful house hunting can be. Ups, downs, excitement, disappointment....repeat. But I kept trying to remember everything happens for a reason. Despite trying to remember that, the stress definitely took a toll on me and my body. I got off track with... Read more

  • Day 110/ 4 Reasons

    1/17/2017 8:06:49 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Got up late this morning, fell back asleep after my alarm went off. Oops. Sets me back a bit for my morning. To top it off, my injury is hurting this morning, so no working out till it calms down. Got the coolest shirt in yesterday, it's from my favorite movie/tv series Serenity/Firefly. I lov... Read more

  • Roasted spaghetti squash with organic free range meat and tomato sauce

    1/16/2017 10:05:29 PM, by NJSHAR

    Really filling and helped with wanting a heavier italian meal. And, really not expensive, although I originally thought it might be. Around $7 for a huge squash that could probably be 4 meals, $4.99 for 1 pound of the meat and stewed tomatoes that I already had on hand, so maybe $3 a portion. ... Read more

  • A Surprise "Thank You"

    1/16/2017 8:27:00 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    When I go om my walks around the neighborhood, I always bring a plastic bag and pick up any litter I see. I've been doing it so long that it's second nature for me. I even got my granddaughter in the habit, and I'm glad she picked it up. Sometimes, an adult will comment about it being a goo... Read more

  • jokes and Week 2 Blog for Aspire to Inspire

    1/16/2017 7:09:42 PM, by CANDOK1260

    Our blog assignment for week 2 of the Aspire to Inspire BSG challenges is to write about what we are looking forward to doing in 2017. I don't have many plan but here are a few 1 reach 145 and stay there for awhile 2 go for a walk most morning 3 create a exercise routine for days I am off w... Read more

  • Waiting to see....again

    1/16/2017 9:48:09 AM, by SNSHYNE37

    Well, we are on offer # 4 for houses, so the waiting game is going on again. This is most physically and emotionally draining process that we have been through. You get your hopes up because you like a house, and then things don't work. I am trying to stay positive, and I keep reminding myself t... Read more

  • Day 109/This Week's Goals

    1/16/2017 6:32:06 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    About to go work out, I had a hard time taking yesterday as my off day, I really wanted to work out, but I managed not to. I did pamper myself some. I took a nice long soak in the tub with bath oils and this wonderful grapefruit drink that DH bought some of recently, yum. Then I did a face mask, pom... Read more

  • Husband says it's boring, but I love roast chicken.

    1/15/2017 8:04:42 PM, by NJSHAR

    Whole30 is very do- able. The hardest part is making him breakfasts and lunches he can take on the go to work, but I'm doing it in batches, so it's not every day, at least.... Read more

  • Day 108

    1/15/2017 7:32:42 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    We went to a very fancy restaurant last night. Yes, I ate, but I had the brussel sprouts (with apples, pecans and cranberries) for an appetizer, and some fish I had never heard of before (branzino) with veggies and beans. But it did have the toffee pudding for dessert. If I'd known how much they tho... Read more

  • Day 107/ Homeschool

    1/14/2017 8:51:53 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I woke up at 0500 without an alarm this morning. But I was insistent, I was going to sleep in today! Now I feel like I've been beat up. I had the hardest time staying in bed, and am not going to do that again, if I wake up at 0500, so be it. My body is just used to it. No more making myself stay in ... Read more

  • Motivation

    1/13/2017 1:32:33 PM, by SASSYCATMAMA40

    10 Reasons to Lose Weight: 1-Fit into my clothes again (I've gained almost 40 pounds in the last year!!!) 2-Have more energy 3-Feel sexy.... 4-Reduce depression 5-Reduce risk of diabetes (it runs rampant in my family) 6-Reduce risk of high cholesterol ( issue) 7-Feel more... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/13/2017 11:15:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. my daughter says hI! i am catching up on some errands and housework today. other than that, i have no other plans for the day. i brought some healthy snacks,food and a bottle of water with me to have when i am out and about. have a terrific day,everyone and a great ... Read more

  • 4 lbs down

    1/13/2017 7:32:41 AM, by NJSHAR

    1 more to 5 since Jan 1. Almost at pre holiday weight and will try to finish this weight thing this year.... Read more

  • Still looking

    1/13/2017 6:38:55 AM, by SNSHYNE37

    Our offer on the house was not accepted. The selling agent told our agent that the only reason we didn't get it is because the other person waived home inspections. We are really disappointed because we came in $2,000 above asking price when we found out there was another offer. So......we conti... Read more

  • Day 106

    1/13/2017 6:08:12 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Only walked a little over a mile yesterday, just was not feeling it. I feel better this morning, even though I got less sleep and was up all hours of the night. I meet with my friend C today, and while I'm looking forward to it, I'm also not. It interrupts our school day, and frankly she drain... Read more

  • Good Day for Nutrition

    1/12/2017 7:45:24 PM, by MISSCRIT

    I was very careful with my food today. Watched the clock and tried to eat every 3 hours. Breakfast: Protein Shake with chia seeds Snack: Fiber One protein bar with 10 red seedless grapes Lunch: 3oz of Chicken Breast on 2 slices of Sourdough bread Snack: Grapes and a Tangelo Dinner:... Read more

  • It's something! \0/

    1/12/2017 1:26:19 PM, by VELVETALCHEMIST

    Not quite two weeks into the new year, not quite 2 pounds eliminated... and to be truthful I haven't really been active this week. I got a freebie week off work because I had PTO to blow before the end of fiscal year (and we have a laughably tiny labor percent this month) so I've been sewing and cle... Read more

  • Day 105

    1/12/2017 12:36:47 PM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Good Morning Sparkers! 529 I am down to 216! Since I had gotten all the way up to 223, I didn't think that would be possible! I'm over the moon excited, my goal of getting to 214 this week well within grasp now. Went all over the place this morning! I'm exhausted and my anxiety has me ab... Read more

  • Followup

    1/11/2017 11:35:17 AM, by MARZATAX

    The interview seemed to go very well, now I'm in waiting mode. I was so incredibly anxious and all of the people I met were so incredibly kind and respectful. it was long..5 straight hours. Halfway through, they offered me a 10 minute break so I chomped down on a protein bar. this gave me the energ... Read more

  • Exercise and Nutrition Goals

    1/11/2017 10:49:19 AM, by SASSYCATMAMA40

    For my Winter 5% Challenge, we are to set goals. I haven't been good at exercising on a regular basis. I can name all sorts of excuses, but I need to start planning, scheduling times to exercise rather than just hoping I'll have time, and waiting until I have the energy. It's silly, but I f... Read more

  • Patience (or lack of), Stress and just venting

    1/11/2017 10:02:58 AM, by SNSHYNE37

    Patience has never been my strong suit, and again I am waiting and trying to be patient. As I said in my last blog, we put an offer on a house. The deadline for them to respond is today. Granted the seller can wait until the end of today/tonight to respond, but I'm hoping that we hear back by thi... Read more

  • Day 104/ I got mad

    1/11/2017 6:15:14 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I got mad yesterday. I had a sandwich for lunch... and some chicken nuggets... and a fun size candy bar... and a spoon of peanut butter... and I felt awful. One thing about the shakes I drink is that they make me feel great, I'm basically drinking a multivitamin, I get all the vitamins and minerals ... Read more

  • "Things Learned Today" for 200, Alex

    1/10/2017 10:55:09 PM, by SUMMARAH

    It's been a very long day, most of which I spent in the car - riding, but mostly driving and waiting. We drove about 200 miles today. Taxiing kids and hubby to the four corners of the Earth. Miraculously, I didn't get excessively upset; just generally blahhhh and mildly irritated for different re... Read more

  • 7 Benefits of Laughter

    1/10/2017 11:41:24 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    1. LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE: People who lower their blood pressure, even those who start at normal levels, will reduce their risk of stroke and heart attack. So grab the Sunday paper, flip to the funny pages, and enjoy your laughter medicine. 2. REDUCES STRESS HORMONE LEVELS: By reducing the level ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/10/2017 11:11:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have decided to just stick to work not too far away. it was not worth all of the time,expense i would have incurred by working in a city far away from home. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • anxious today

    1/10/2017 10:42:53 AM, by MARZATAX

    I have a 4 hour interview planned with 6 different executives. I havent worked in 9 months and I get very few bites for jobs. I've been talking to various screener over the last 8 weeks and finally have a formal interview I'm anxious because I when I'm nervous I tend to speak rapidly, skip certain w... Read more

  • Talk is only talk

    1/10/2017 9:59:24 AM, by MISSCRIT

    I definitely have the talking part of being healthy down but obviously am severely lacking in the action part. I wake up every day with a positive attitude but do not follow through with the actions required. I do have terrible stomach and intestinal medical issues which I could easily blame f... Read more

  • Fingers crossed and hoping for good news

    1/10/2017 9:22:16 AM, by SNSHYNE37

    So we looked at a house yesterday that JUST went on the market. We have been looking at houses since October with no luck. We had an offer on one, but withdrew the offer after the home inspection. We made an offer on a 2nd house, but the counter offer was outrageous, so we passed. The house we ... Read more

  • Day 103/hungry/Flylady

    1/10/2017 8:07:18 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    304 Thank you for all the well wishes, I'm feeling much better, back to 100% (-ish). I still have my injury, but it is doing better and is not hindering me like it was, thank goodness! 315 I walked 2.75 miles yesterday! Splitting up my walking really did great for me, instead of trying to do ... Read more

  • Preparing for Travel

    1/10/2017 12:25:22 AM, by BEESHELL8

    I'm off to visit Mom tomorrow so keep good thoughts for safe travel. It's been really wet here and probably not great weather heading east. I made it to the gym today and then home for lunch and packing. I've been tired recently and tomorrow will be an early wake up to catch my plane. So ... Read more

  • jokes &Aspire & Inspire BSG Week 1 Blog: Review/Goals

    1/9/2017 9:45:54 PM, by CANDOK1260

    jokes &Aspire & Inspire BSG Week 1 Blog: Review/Goals For my BSG I am to Blog about my progress the past month and my. goals for this month. My Dec. goals 1. try to find me time everyday didn't do it but did get more than last month 2. finished with 600 fitness min - did this 3 chang... Read more

  • Help me write a book (you will gain much more)

    1/9/2017 4:04:24 PM, by OLDEROWL

    First I felt I should share this link because it is practical advice for those who might feel their New Years Goals may have been set too high or too low.
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  • First of the New Year

    1/9/2017 12:18:17 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    It's already January 9 and I'm just now writing the first blog of the year. We all have been taking turns being sick this past month. Luckily, we were healthy for Christmas. I am compiling a list of goals for the year - really. I just haven't found the time to finish them. I will by the end... Read more

  • Still sick.....any recommendations?

    1/9/2017 11:06:38 AM, by SNSHYNE37

    So, I've finished my Z-pack, a bottle of Mucinex, a bottle of Delysm, and still don't feel good. I can't shake the upper respiratory infection, and would take any suggestions on how to feel better. So with that being said, does anyone have any suggestions on what to do to kick this? I miss wo... Read more

  • Day 102

    1/9/2017 5:44:02 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    0514, I've read my Bible reading for the day, have my coffee almost done, am dressed to work out... today I've got this. I was so pumped yesterday morning, till the cold took hold. Then for some reason I could not get warm, and I ached and well, it was like being sick again. So I didn't work ou... Read more

  • jokes and review of 2016 and goals for 2017

    1/8/2017 8:39:10 PM, by CANDOK1260

    review of 2016 and goal for 2017 My goal for 2016. were mainly to weigh 145 what I did not do. . But I did get a part time job. It hard work as a dishwasher but I like. it. It also give me heavy cleaning exercise. goal for 2017 1. weigh 145 2. walk every morning the weather coopera... Read more

  • What I Uncovered while cleaning up

    1/8/2017 7:58:47 PM, by BEESHELL8

    Today it has been another wet and windy day here in Northern California - Central Valley. Originally my trail running group was scheduled to do hill repeats up in the Cool area but our organizer decided (wisely) to call it off. WE've run in the rain before, but there is so much risk of street floodi... Read more

  • Day 101

    1/8/2017 8:07:37 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I got my workout clothes beside me, waiting for me to finish my first cup of coffee. I change out here so I don't wake DH in the bedroom. He sleeps so late! But he stays up very late too. Anyway, I didn't get that 2nd workout in yesterday, my, um, injury, started hurting again so I took a bath inste... Read more

  • Day 100/ It Is On!/ Weekly Goals

    1/7/2017 9:25:12 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    224 It is on! I'm feeling almost 100%, maybe 90%? Still having some stomach problems that are making other problems a ... well a problem, lol. But I am go for workout and I'm go for eating normal again. I had some solid food last night. My stomach kept being just this mass of bubbling and I was havi... Read more

  • BRRR - from a wussy Californian

    1/7/2017 1:22:06 AM, by BEESHELL8

    I just looked up the word WUSSY and it actually is a combination of "wimp" and "pussy" (sorry, that's a direct quote from the Urban Dictionary=== 2 and you could find me and my hubby right next to the definition! It's cold here! I had an appointment with one of my medical providers - I used t... Read more

  • So far.. so good...

    1/6/2017 7:14:38 PM, by PAZUZURISES

    Been eating BETTER (not good.. just not as bad as before, lol)... and did AT LEAST 45 minutes of walking and working out every day...... Read more


    1/6/2017 7:00:50 PM, by SMIDGON

    I wrote another blog yesterday but where is it? I wrote that yesterday (Oct 05 ) was the third month since John has left us. It meandt so much to me to share that with you all ! I miss him so much. Now the weather is bad, and I can't get out. Hubby's health is decling. It has... Read more


    1/6/2017 6:56:37 PM, by SMIDGON

    I wrote another blog yesterday but where is it? I wrote that yesterday (Oct 05 ) was the third month since John has left us. It meandt so much to me to share that with you all ! I miss him so much. Now the weather is bad, and I can't get out. Hubby's health is decling. It has... Read more

  • New Year....starting again

    1/6/2017 3:49:33 PM, by SNSHYNE37

    The last blog I posted was that I as sick in October. Sadly, it is the new year and I am sick again (upper respiratory infection and sinus infection again). I can't wait to find a house, so we can get away from the neighbor's cigarette smoke. Sadly in 2016 between getting sick, house hunting, st... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/6/2017 11:03:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter is feeling a lot better today. i have a few job opportunities that have come up. i will pursue them to the fullest, while i continue to look for other work. i will sit down with my good friend sometime on the weekend and figure out whether or not to pursue any job opportunities that will... Read more

  • Day 99/ 10 Positive Things That Changed My Day

    1/6/2017 6:13:54 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    51 Ever have one of those days where you just can't think of anything positive about yourself? I had one yesterday. Homework from Flylady was to write 10 positive things about yourself. Here was my list: 1. ..... Yup, I actually wrote that. I could not think of a single thing, I felt awful, tire... Read more

  • Happy YOU Year

    1/5/2017 11:28:54 AM, by MARZATAX

    Over the last few days, I've seen " Happy New Year " posted all over the place but all I see and what resonates more with me is " Happy YOU Year ". Probably not original, maybe I've seen it posted somewhere and don't remember it. Well, now it's mine. Happy YOU Year to all of You!... Read more

  • Day 98/ Feeling a little better

    1/5/2017 8:48:15 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    527 Feeling a little better today, good enough to probably start school back, which was supposed to happen Tuesday. Oh-well. Life happens. Two days aren't going going to get us off track. 315 Not going to work out today, I don't want to jump in too quick, my stomach is still a mess, and I'm st... Read more

  • vegetti - yum!

    1/4/2017 11:12:35 AM, by MARZATAX

    I bought a vegetti last year and it sat in the cupboard until yesterday. To give the family options to mix and/or match, I made: ❤a pot of turkey spaghetti sauce ❤a pot of whole wheat spaghetti tossed with olive oil ❤a skillet of vegetti tossed with olive oil. ( 4 summer squash ) We found that we l... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/4/2017 10:24:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful, sunny day here today. i will be in touch with the two places i heard from yesterday regarding work opportunities. i will see what they have to say and then i will decide what my next steps will be from there. i include my daughter in all decisions i make, especially ones that involve m... Read more

  • Day 97/ Sick/ Crisis Cleaning

    1/4/2017 8:11:41 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    527 Well, that is one way to get off track with the exercise and cleaning. Get sick. Really sick. Stomach flu or something. I was praying it would be a 24hr one, but no such luck. No going to the doctor for this one, I would not be able to make the drive! I can only stay sitting up for a few minutes... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/3/2017 11:41:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from two other places regarding work opportunities, with one of them being full time. If i can figure out how to get there properly and back, i am really considering the full time job. i do not mind if i need to relocate to the town so i can get to work a lot easier and cheaper. i will meet ... Read more

  • The conclusion of 2016

    1/2/2017 11:57:58 PM, by BEESHELL8

    I'm a bit late to do a year end post and reflection and have enjoyed reading others. New Year's Eve day was spent hiking 9 miles up near Salmon Falls with my hiking group. It was a crowd and we did varying distances. Our group of about 4 took a "short cut" but got lost so we ended up doing 9. I'm st... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/2/2017 5:57:55 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter is feeling much better today. she is still taking it easy. i am now caught up on my housework, so i have some unexpected yet welcome free time. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Self Love

    1/2/2017 1:15:49 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Self Love is an important pillar to success. That's why I added it as a six Pillar on my team Create Your Perfect Days. With self love, whenever life gets you down, slowly but surely you can get back up and move on a successful, maybe slightly altered, course. The other Pillars are 1. Planning and ... Read more

  • Day 95/ Not a Sprint

    1/2/2017 8:04:51 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Must remember, this is a marathon, not a sprint. Do not go all out, full tilt and derail yourself by overdoing it. I'm talking to myself here. I must remember to A.) Modify my routines as I go along, make them fit me, not me fit them B.) Stick to my routines, I won't know what works unless I try it ... Read more

  • My most important 2017 Commitment

    1/1/2017 12:52:37 PM, by OLDEROWL

    The following are the 13 Topics of 4 Week Focus (T4WF) for 2017 in the CYPD team. I commit to posting each week on the current (T4WF) and encouraging all active team members to also post as part of my/their Year End Reflection and Commitment. 13 2017 CYPD 4-Week Topic Focus Template to Create... Read more

  • New Year

    1/1/2017 12:30:38 PM, by MARZATAX

    New me? How? Self love Patience Kindness Forgive
    ness Perseverance Organiza
    tion Tracking Can do.... Read more

  • January Goals

    1/1/2017 11:25:57 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I know, I know, two blogs in one day, but I need to write these out so I have them to go over at the end of the month! I'm taking this year in little chunks, so I'll have monthly, weekly and daily goals. Daily and weekly I keep in my binder, I'll do some weekly on here as well, but monthly I'll only... Read more

  • happy new year's!

    1/1/2017 10:50:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    happy 2017,everyone! a new year has begun! a fresh start and time for me to mix up and to try different exercises. my daughter is recovering from a cold and she is taking it easy today. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 94/ Happy New Year!

    1/1/2017 9:08:52 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    107 411 Happy New Year! Did you stay up and ring in the New Year, or do like me and give up around 10:30 and go to bed? LOL, Today is my NEW start! Starting today absolutely no cheating on my program! I had steak for DH's birthday yesterday. 496 I told him a while back (and he remembers thes... Read more


    1/1/2017 8:00:11 AM, by --DEBY--

    67 41467 41467 41467 414 414 ~Hello~ ~Welcome to a LOVEly New Year ~Wishing Everyone~ ~a BLESSed Sunday~&~a BLESSed YEAR ahead ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 67 41467 41467 41467 414 This is my wish for you.... this new year 2017: Comfort on difficult d... Read more

  • ~HAPPY~ ~NEW Years EVE~

    12/31/2016 11:55:05 AM, by --DEBY--

    593 283 412 408 412 283 593 188 ~Waving Hello~ Wishing Everyone a Fairy SPARKtacular Saturday & a ~Happy Safe New Years Eve~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 593 283 412 408 412 283 593 412 ~*~Cheers~ 408 ~to YOU & Me~*~ 412 ~Happy New Years Eve... Read more

  • O. W. L. Team...... new year New Team

    12/31/2016 11:32:23 AM, by --DEBY--

    Intro..... O.W.L. a Stress Free Zone for OLDER WISER LADIES (or LADs) of all Ages..... sharing their life experience, getting fit & staying fit... having some fun, & just hanging out. I just started a new team... in to start off a New Year... if you have time... c... Read more

  • 2017 Goals

    12/30/2016 10:02:53 PM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I'm writing this early because tomorrow we are going to be celebrating DH's birthday with his family (I already gave him his gifts) and I am not going to have enough time to get it in before the New Year if I don't do it today. 107 These are NOT resolutions. 411 I do not believe in New Year's ... Read more

  • jokes and Week 4 bonus Blog for Aspire to Inspire

    12/30/2016 8:39:00 PM, by CANDOK1260

    Aspire and Inspire wk 4 blog is about Christmas/ What does the Christmas season mean to you? The Christmas season mean two things to me God and family. How did you spend your Christmas holiday? First, We went to midnight night what start at 10pm and end at midnight, Second, I went next door in the ... Read more

  • jokes and Week 4 Blog for Aspire to Inspire

    12/30/2016 8:22:30 PM, by CANDOK1260

    this week aI blog is about working on your struggle this month,. How did it go?I didn't this the me time I needed. But I got more than last month. Did you learn anything helpful about you or your struggle to help you in the future? Yes, I learn I have to take me time no one going to give it to m... Read more

  • You gotta have FRIENDS

    12/30/2016 7:45:13 AM, by --DEBY--

    129 342 247 361 361 247 342 129 188 ~Waving hi~ Wishing Everyone a LOVEly ~FRIENDly Friday~ & Safe FUNtastic New Years Weekend ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 129 342 247 361 361 247 342 129 "Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I ... Read more

  • Day 92

    12/30/2016 6:18:28 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I can't wait to post my goals/resolutions. Some things, like the eventual skin surgery, may have to wait til 2018. After doing some research, you have to have lost the weight and maintained for 4-6 months before they will do the surgery, not like it is on Extreme Weight Loss where they do it right t... Read more

  • Just want this year over with...

    12/30/2016 2:43:51 AM, by PAZUZURISES

    Seriously.. 2016... just needs to end.... Hopefully 2017 is less depressing... Read more

  • Oooooooh, look at all the liiiiiiights...

    12/29/2016 7:32:02 PM, by VELVETALCHEMIST

    Yoooooooooooo! So... back in July, somewhere on the road between Matthews MO and Jonesboro AR I mislaid my SPAT. It was in my pocket when we stopped for dinner, and no longer on my person when we got to our destination. As SP no longer offered it for sale, I had to daydream about upgrading to som... Read more

  • What's Next

    12/29/2016 7:31:47 PM, by BEESHELL8

    I see that people celebrate "Spark anniversaries" and I couldn't even tell you when mine is, exactly. I joined in 2009, but was not a consistent user until about a year ago I became more involved in the Spark community and wrote my first blog and began reading others' and commenting more. A ye... Read more

  • ~Breaking Up with 2016~

    12/29/2016 4:14:30 PM, by --DEBY--

    46 My Dearest "2016" I am writing to tell you... I am breaking up with you... I want to thank you for all the good times we shared... I also want to say... I forgive you for the bad times too... We Laughed, We Cried, and we LOVEd.... but now our time must come to an end... I hav... Read more

  • BLAH

    12/29/2016 9:06:22 AM, by MISSCRIT

    Very emotional time of year for me and I have zero focus. I may begin my morning with good intent, but then I just ignore what I am supposed to do. I keep telling myself tomorrow will be better, but then just push the thought right out of my head. I am not working out at home like I told myse... Read more

  • Day 91/ Month in Review

    12/29/2016 7:42:48 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    530 December has been a hard month, but I've learned a lot from it. 531 4 I learned that yes, I can eat, but that doesn't mean I should. I need to stick to my program and my 'planned days off' and on those days stick to my eating plan. 493 I learned that sugar is my weakness and needs t... Read more

  • ~THOUGHTfilled~

    12/29/2016 7:38:30 AM, by --DEBY--

    184 135 184 135 184 135 184 135 188 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone~ ~a BLOOMing ~THOUGHTfilled Thursday~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 184 135 184 135 184 135 184 135 "Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should b... Read more


    12/28/2016 9:11:27 AM, by --DEBY--

    239 129 239 129239 129 239 129 239 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone~ a PAWSitively PURRfect WEIRDnWILDnWISE Wednesday ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 239 129 239 129239 129 239 129 "The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath." ... Read more

  • Day 90

    12/28/2016 8:16:25 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    The face mask sheets that I got from Ipsy are called Secret Garden. They are divine. Best face masks I have ever, ever tried. The cost like $8 each though. And when I can get 10 for $15... I'm going to try The Face Shop (mask sheets), they have good reviews, so I'll let you know how those go. But if... Read more

  • Day 89

    12/27/2016 10:18:52 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    There will be no work out this morning. I'm in too much pain. It's been a rough morning. I was waiting till DH woke up to take my bath, but the pain became too much so at 0900 I was like, he can wake up now, I'm taking my bath. I can barely walk from the pain. I'm praying that will change so I can g... Read more

  • ~HAPPY~ Tuesday

    12/27/2016 9:04:06 AM, by --DEBY--

    26334261042633426 213 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone~ a Happy TERRIFIC Tuesday~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 26334261042633426 "I'm getting better, happier, and nicer as I grow older, so I would be terrific in a couple of hundred years time." ~ Maeve Binchy ... Read more

  • Simply ~MARVELous~

    12/26/2016 12:59:12 PM, by --DEBY--

    444 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone~ ~a MARVELOUS Monday~ ~&~ a MAGNIFICENT Week~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 425 444 425 444 425 444 425 ~May we all find the MARVELous Treasures that that are offered us throughout this Day~ ~Deby 425 444 42... Read more

  • Getting Older and Somewhat Wiser

    12/26/2016 11:11:15 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    At the end of the year, like many others, I look back at the past year, evaluate it, and start to look at what I can do better the following year. There's not too many of us that have a slight twist to this. My birthday is one week from today, so I am looking at both the calendar year and the year... Read more

  • Day 88/ Post Christmas

    12/26/2016 8:20:35 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    DH got me an AeroGarden! I love it! I can't eat anything I grow for like 6-8 more months, but I love it! They say grow lettuce in the colder months, and I want to do that, but I'm the only one that would eat them, and I can't go off program again! Not even a bit. So herbs for cooking it is. Yes... Read more

  • merry christmas

    12/25/2016 6:47:53 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i wish everyone a very merry christmas! she had a great day and so did i. she got more presents than she expected to get and she is still sooo happy! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • ~MERRY~ Christmas~

    12/25/2016 7:34:07 AM, by --DEBY--

    460 447 446 407 446 447 460 188 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone ~ the MERRYest Christmas~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 460 447 446 407 446 447 460 ~May we all be embraced with the gift of LOVE this Christmas Day~ Deby 460 447 446 407 446 447 460 ... Read more


    12/25/2016 6:42:08 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Merry Christmas Everyone! My kids are so sweet, they let me sleep til 0600! So now we are having (okay, they are having) cinnamon rolls and hot cocoa (and pop rocks). Waiting to wake Daddy up at 0700, he's still having tooth pain and needs to be able to sleep. Hope you all have a blessed... Read more

  • jokes and Week 3 Blog for Aspire to Inspire

    12/24/2016 8:31:26 PM, by CANDOK1260

    Week 3 Blog for Aspire to Inspire Our blog assignment for week 3 is to blog about some of our favorite holiday recipes and share at least one healthy holiday recipe.I like the normal Christmas dinner ham and turkey, vegetarian stuffing. I am not much of a baker. But I ran across one recipe I lik... Read more

  • Holiday Care squared

    12/24/2016 1:31:59 PM, by BEESHELL8

    Every always says "take care of yourself "-- for many of us, it's a hard thing to do. I'm a professional recovering caretaker and it's hard to learn new habits, and, even know what I need to take care of myself. A couple of years ago I read a book called the highly sensitive person by Elaine Ar... Read more

  • Day 86/ Merry Christmas Eve!

    12/24/2016 9:34:13 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I was so looking forward to a crisp, cold 446 Christmas for once, I even took my coat to the dry cleaners. Well, I've not had time to get my coat from the dry cleaners, and it doesn't matter, the weather is going to be in the 60's! Darn. I love colder weather. 425 Not too cold, just enough that I ... Read more

  • Super Christmas Eve

    12/24/2016 9:30:49 AM, by --DEBY--

    188 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone~ ~a Fairy SUPER Christmas Eve ~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 460 447 446 407 446 447 460 ~As another Christmas Makes its way into our lives may we always stay focused on the Spirit of LOVE as we greet one another" ~ Deby... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/23/2016 11:56:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today! woo hoo! my daughter brought two snacks for the class with her when she went to school today. as for me, i just finished up the last of my christmas shopping. i am glad i waited and went back today. i found some even better deals than i saw at the mall the other day... Read more

  • Day 85/Coffee Coffee Joy Joy

    12/23/2016 7:33:53 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I can have coffee again! (if you've read my blog for a while you know how much I have missed coffee for the past 12 weeks!) I finally have gotten to the point where artificial sweeteners actually taste sweet to me, instead of like something to gag on. I don't know if this is a good thing or not but ... Read more

  • ~FUNtastic~

    12/23/2016 7:07:41 AM, by --DEBY--

    213 ~Waving hi~ ~Wishing Everyone~ ~a FUNtastic Friday ~&~ ~a WONDERfilled Christmas Weekend~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 460 444 446 407 446444 460 "I feel confident imposing change on myself. It's a lot more fun progressing than looking back. That's ... Read more

  • Sharing the struggles in a day

    12/22/2016 1:58:05 PM, by ALASKANMOMOF2

    I wanted to quit today. She quits She runs When is it my turn Here I sit, Two weeks from surgery And still, I'm her caretaker With no backup. E Nuff. I want to scream Cry Tantrum I bawled. She half-apologized. I needed work done today. It could ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/22/2016 11:50:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax and enjoy for me. for my daughter, it is pajama day at school today. tomorrow at school, she will be bringing something to eat for the class. every child and the teacher will be bringing something to class tomorrow. she is sooo excited about christmas! she does not know yet what she g... Read more

  • ~THANKfilled~

    12/22/2016 8:57:57 AM, by --DEBY--

    444 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone~ ~a LOVEly~ ~THANKfilled Thursday~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 304 446 304 407 304 446 304 407 "If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough." ~ Meister Eckhart 446 304 407... Read more