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    3/17/2018 7:39:27 PM, by J_HENNINGTON

    "if you want something you will find a way if not you will find an excuse." It really is that simple and it really is that simple to fix... I think I have spent a large part of my life living with excuses of why something could not be done. We can at times I think come up with reasons why it is jus... Read more

  • update on HUBBY

    3/17/2018 4:58:30 PM, by SMIDGON

    He got home the other day. He hasn't gotten his new pacemaker / defibrillator yet. He has 7.5 months left. They want to see what they can do for his kidneys first. They did get one stent in, but way too much blockage to get the other in. Today I 'crashed'. I spent most of the day on... Read more


    3/17/2018 10:49:38 AM, by RANJINI4


  • courage and encouragement

    3/17/2018 9:17:37 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Everyone can nurture the courage and find the encouragement to adapt to any obstacle. But how do you grow your courage and find the encouragement? It comes by cherishing each day for the lessons learned, to gain strength by consistent effort even if you must make changes, to try new resources and id... Read more

  • ~Happy St. Patty's Day~

    3/17/2018 8:08:12 AM, by --DEBY--

    137 439 137 440 440 137 439 137 188 ~ Waving hi ~ and ~ Wishing Everyone ~ ~ a Special Saturday & a SPARKtacular St. Patricks day ~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 137 439 137 440 440 137 439 137 " May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be ... Read more

  • An "Off" day

    3/16/2018 1:49:48 PM, by J_HENNINGTON

    I am tired today...It is like I have not slept at even though a I don't remember having a bad night. I hate these days..I know they are coming ..just don't know when..I think I have had too much peopling lately.There is not much I can do about really but wait for the feelings to pass..I am sure ther... Read more


    3/16/2018 9:41:56 AM, by --DEBY--

    137 361 137 440 440 137 361 137 188 ~Waving hi~and~Wishing Everyone~ ~a Fortunate Friendly Friday & a FUNtastic Weekend~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 137 361 137 440 440 137 361 137 "True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive t... Read more

  • How even occasional fast food affects you (and me!)

    3/15/2018 4:11:24 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    39 Read this article in the paper earlier this week (Wichita Eagle), which was reprinted from the Washington Post: "This is your body on fast food" By: Christy Brissette
    t-mean-all-is-lo... Read more


    3/15/2018 8:19:07 AM, by --DEBY--

    137 304 137 304 137 304 137 304 188 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone~ a LOVEly THANKfilled Thursday~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 304 137 304 137 304 137 304 137 "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter w... Read more

  • Wake-up Call and my Thank You

    3/14/2018 9:21:19 AM, by OLDEROWL

    You had your wake-up call and are now on an important journey. It is time to reflect about where you currently stand and the path you want to take. Do not look back on your past with any regrets or self-bashing. You are a work of wonder and well worth the time and resources, you are going to spend f... Read more

  • Making it WEIRDnWILDnWISE

    3/14/2018 8:40:52 AM, by --DEBY--

    8 585 8 586 8 588 8 589 188 ~Waving Hello~ & ~Wishing Everyone~ ~a WONDERfilled ~ WEIRDnWILDnWISE Wednesday~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 585 8 586 8 588 8 589 8 "Embrace your differences and the qualities about you that you think are weird. Eventually, they're g... Read more

  • The Letter

    3/14/2018 12:02:23 AM, by J_HENNINGTON

    My sister is writing me a letter. Don't know what day it will arrive or at this point if it will ever be delivered...until that day..I get to play out in my head what I will do with it we became really angry with each other over the phone..Both of us said things we should not have said. My first t... Read more

  • ~BEing HAPPY~

    3/13/2018 8:42:14 AM, by --DEBY--

    26334261042633426 30 213 ~Waving Hello~ & ~Wishing Everyone~ a Happy TERRIFIC Tuesday~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby 30 26334261042633426 "Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Thin... Read more

  • Progress is Progress

    3/12/2018 4:54:21 PM, by J_HENNINGTON

    I was able to spend time with my son today. It was a good visit.. I was able to be there for him and not allow myself to be swept away by all of his issues...Just listen like any good mother would do...(and bite my tongue) when I felt the need to throw in my two cents in. later i had a d... Read more

  • Making it ~MARVELous~

    3/12/2018 8:27:10 AM, by --DEBY--

    88 188 88 188 88 188 88 188 188 ~ Waving Hello ~ & ~Wishing Everyone ~ ~ a MARVELous Monday ~&~ a WONDERfilled Week ~ ~ BLESSings ~ ALLways ~Deby~ 188 88 188 88 188 88 188 88 "The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of r... Read more

  • We are blessed!

    3/11/2018 5:42:19 PM, by OLDEROWL

    We are blessed. We only need to have the faith and determination, to strive to improve each day. To renew our minds when the spirit is weak; and to push on even when the path ahead is blocked, knowing that there is another path. When in doubt, meditate or pray and remember the following quote! ... Read more


    3/11/2018 1:38:28 PM, by J_HENNINGTON

    Good news/ bad news...first the good.. Went out and bought a new pair of jeans and was able to go down a pant size...yay me Now the bad.. I have hit a plateau.. a rather long one...but I am not freaking out..these things happen.. I just gotta adjust my sails...cause I am sure not giving up.. ... Read more

  • ~BLESSings ALLways~

    3/11/2018 9:00:23 AM, by --DEBY--

    67 41467 41467 41467 414 414 ~Waving Hello~ & ~Wishing Everyone~ ~ a BLESSed Sunday ~ & ~ a BLESSed Week ahead ~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 41467 41467 41467 414 67 "Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken." ~ Albert Camus 6... Read more


    3/10/2018 10:52:23 AM, by J_HENNINGTON

    I am choosing to allow courage of heart to dissolve any fears I experience in the day. I am choosing to live fearlessly in all that I do in this day. I am strong enough to overcome any fear in my life. I am choosing to breathe in confidence and breathe out fear. I welcome... Read more


    3/10/2018 8:50:34 AM, by SMIDGON

    Yesterday Hubby felt quite well. On those few days, if someone asks him how he feels. He'll say he's getting better. But, for the most part he doesn't feel that way. He's in DENIAL,! Today his pulse is 123. He's' down! 'And he's sleepy and chilling. His at home monitor will automatically ... Read more

  • ~PAWSitively PURRfect~

    3/10/2018 7:54:48 AM, by --DEBY--

    448 240 448 240 448 240 448 240 240 ~~ Waving hi ~~ & ~ Wishing Everyone ~ a PAWSitively PURRfect Saturday~&~a LOVEly Weekend~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 240 448 240 448 240 448 240 448 "There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met." ~... Read more


    3/9/2018 8:40:10 PM, by J_HENNINGTON

    I am a mother...My first child, a boy, born in 1973..My second child,a girl, born in 1978. As long as I can remember in my I wanted to be a mom.. to bring children into the world and nurture them into fine human beings and help them reach there full potential..well for me there is no great... Read more

  • Back to Square One

    3/9/2018 10:59:11 AM, by KROSMON

    I have a painful leg issue. Not sure if it is arthritis. My chiropractor says it is a pinched nerve. But it has bothered me for a few years. So, I,have tried using different herbs to alleviate the pain. The latest one was saffron extract which they say has no side effects. Wrong. With afib a... Read more

  • ~THANK YOU~ for being a FRIEND

    3/9/2018 6:49:44 AM, by --DEBY--

    247 220 223 361 361 223220 247 188 ~Waving hi~ & ~Wishing Everyone~ ~ a FRIENDly Friday ~&~ a WONDERfilled Weekend ~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 247 220 223 361 361 223220 247 223 304 Thank you for being a friend 304 223 ~~~~~~ Traveled down the road and back a... Read more

  • Making ~BLOOMing THOUGHTs~

    3/8/2018 8:08:17 AM, by --DEBY--

    125 148 125 148 125 148 125 148 188 ~Waving Hello~ & ~Wishing Everyone~ ~ a LOVEly BLOOMing ~ THOUGHTfilled Thursday ~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 148 125 148 125 148 125 148 125 "If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would neve... Read more

  • Just say your life

    3/7/2018 11:48:44 PM, by J_HENNINGTON

    Yesterday was a good day..Went to the eye doctor for yearly testing.. There is glaucoma in all the females on my mothers side of her family.. So far i have lucked out not to be the next one.. I told the doctor maybe i was fortunate enough to get my fathers genes. I have recovered nicely from t... Read more

  • Second Day of My New Start

    3/7/2018 12:35:26 PM, by KROSMON

    Today, my weight is down about 1-1/2 lbs. I started taking the new saffron capsules and it really helped to cut back on my appetite. I don't seem to have the constant cravings I had before. My body is still adjusting to them, but it's all good. I only have 150 lbs to lose to get to my ideal weig... Read more

  • Making it - WEIRDnWILDnWISE

    3/7/2018 6:18:24 AM, by --DEBY--

    ~ πŸ¦‰ ~ πŸ’• ~ πŸ¦‰ ~ πŸ’• ~ πŸ™‹ ~ πŸ’• ~ πŸ¦‰ ~ πŸ’• ~ πŸ¦‰ ~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Waving Hello~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~Wishing ALL a WEIRDnWILDnWISE Wednesday~ ~~~~ LOVE & BLESSings ~ ALLways~ Deby ~~~~ ~ πŸ¦‰ ~ πŸ’• ~ πŸ¦‰ ~ πŸ’• ~ πŸ™‹ ~ πŸ’• ~ πŸ¦‰ ~ πŸ’• ~ πŸ¦‰ ~ ~~ πŸ¦‰ ~ πŸ’• ~ πŸ¦‰ ~ πŸ’• ~ πŸ¦‰ ~ πŸ’• ~ πŸ¦‰ ~ πŸ’• ~ πŸ¦‰ ~~ ... Read more

  • More on my dream of recognition of the good in our country/world

    3/6/2018 9:46:56 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Please visit my previous blog re the 3rd Sunday (March 18th this Month) be a day of focus and prayer for a media focus on the goodness in America, which I changed to "our country/world" in response to a few non Americans who felt left out. See
    lic_journal_individual... Read more

  • On living a balanced life

    3/6/2018 5:36:12 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Thoughts of OLDEROWL for Spark members who had a difficulty living a balanced life, due to stress of an heavy work load or to emotional and physical abuse and/or abandonment in an early life, but are now on a path to discovery and growth. 1) Our journey in life was sometimes very difficult, and... Read more

  • Losing Weight and Finding My Voice..

    3/6/2018 5:30:39 PM, by J_HENNINGTON

    When I googled this statement...this is what came up From the research….”Excess weight results in an increased production and storage of female hormones, and, to a lesser extent, male hormones. In men, there is a relatively higher level of female hormones and they respond to this. This can resu... Read more

  • New Start

    3/6/2018 1:36:50 PM, by KROSMON

    I spun the wheel this morning and got a total of 28 points. Portent of things to come? I hope so. I just joined a walking group at my senior center and we did our little walk this morning plus stopped for coffee across the street to get acquainted. Nice group. Now I have to take my dog out... Read more

  • Air Fryers - Yay or Nay?

    3/6/2018 11:34:33 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    So, this past fall/winter, media was all at fever pitch about Air Fryers - Must Gotta Buy!! My son asked about us getting one, and I told him I didn't think so. I had long refused to use our Fry Daddy Fryers. My late in-laws had bought one for my husband (boyfriend at the time) and one for me, while... Read more

  • Making it ~TERRIFIC~

    3/6/2018 8:11:33 AM, by --DEBY--

    137 441 137 440 440 137 441 137 188 ~Waving hi~ and ~Wishing Everyone~ ~a TERRIFIC Tuesday ~ BLESSings ~ ALLways ~Deby~ 137 441 137 440 440 137 441 137 "It's a wonderful world. You can't go backwards. You're always moving forward. It's the wonderful part ab... Read more


    3/5/2018 4:15:46 PM, by SMIDGON

    17mos. Today RIP DEAR SON Yesterday afternoon our elderly neighbor had a start. Apparently a van came flying around a corner, lost control and WHAM The pic appeared on FB. Our youngest saw it there and forwarded it to me. It wasn't even on the TV. Nothing is known about the neighbor o... Read more

  • Making it ~GLORYous~

    3/5/2018 9:03:11 AM, by --DEBY--

    184 135 184 135 184 135 184 135 135 ~Waving Hello~ & ~Wishing Everyone~ a GLORYous Moonday Morning & a MARVELous Week ~ BLESSings ~ ALLways ~Deby~ 135 184 135 184 135 184 135 184 "If we want to discover the full potential in our humanity, we need to celeb... Read more

  • Making it - SUNsational

    3/4/2018 7:39:21 AM, by --DEBY--

    67 41467 41467 41467 414 414 ~Waving Hello~ & ~ Wishing Everyone ~ ~a SUNsational SUNday ~*~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 41467 41467 41467 414 67 "Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, ... Read more


    3/4/2018 7:14:35 AM, by RANJINI4

    Guys,It is boiling hot here!However,am going to keep on going! I really believe the climate makes us do things-and we must overcome these effects to become healthy! Heat makes us increase our fluid intake which is good! Also reduce the food intake!I hope to keep up the protein intake ! A... Read more

  • Making it - PAWSitively PURRfect

    3/3/2018 7:57:13 AM, by --DEBY--

    137 239 137239 137 239 137 239 239 ~ Waving Hello ~&~ Wishing Everyone ~ ~a PAWSitively PURRfect~CATurday Saturday~&~Weekend~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 239 137 239 137239 137 239 137 "What's not to love about a crazy cat lady? You have to be very giving to be... Read more


    3/2/2018 6:41:50 PM, by SMIDGON

    I have been MIA! We were w/o phone service and Internet for over a week! It was like pulling teeth to get them to come out and fix it! Finally, yesterday they did. Larry has a leaky valve. He keeps retaining water So, they need to prescribe additional water pills. But, too much wa... Read more

  • 3.2.18 Changing times and a NEW ADVENTURE!

    3/2/2018 3:59:30 PM, by IAMSUNNYHOWARD

    I feel like I am flaky. I make a decision, then something happens and I have to rescind and regroup! The plan was to live with my daughter for three years, with her five children, be the anchor for them, save a little money, pay off my debt and live happily every after. The rea... Read more

  • Luck of the ~FORTUNATE~

    3/2/2018 7:35:49 AM, by --DEBY--

    137 439 137 440 440 137 439 137 188 ~Waving hi~ and ~Wishing Everyone~ ~ a FORTUNATE Friday ~&~ a FUNtastic Weekend ~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 137 439 137 440 440 137 439 137 "You've come to know the fortunate & the inauspicious stars, but you don't know... Read more

  • Article: Majority of moms hide snacks from their family, study finds

    2/26/2018 12:05:09 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    My youngest brother just confronted our mom and us siblings with this damning new evidence: "Majority of moms hide snacks from their family, study finds"
    study-finds.html So we are having fun ... Read more


    2/26/2018 9:52:03 AM, by J_HENNINGTON

    New York, Feb 26 - People who eat vegetables, fruits and whole grains to reduce hypertension may also have lower rates of depression over time, a new study suggests. The study found that people whose diets adhered more closely to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet were les... Read more

  • Todays Mantra

    2/25/2018 7:05:54 PM, by J_HENNINGTON

    "It is difficult to beat anyone who refuses to quit" Babe Ruth.... Read more

  • Week 5 of 25 - Ow!

    2/24/2018 4:41:48 PM, by EMBRACINGHAPPY

    Uuuuggggghhhhhh!!! Ok, gearing up the strength to write this. Please, someone just kill me. Ouch, the pain. So, this is Week 5. And miraculously, I did lose 2lbs this week, which is a very big deal for me. But wow, I am so tired, and I am in pain all over. So here are the stats: ... Read more


    2/23/2018 7:37:13 PM, by J_HENNINGTON

    A friend here at Sparks recommended this book to me. "The Uninvited". At first i was skeptical.."Just another self help book I thought. But I went to Amazon to check it out. Went back and forth about the book thinking about the money it would take to get it. So i left Amazon without ordering ... Read more


    2/22/2018 6:03:44 PM, by SMIDGON

    Here it is, Thursday, almost Friday and Larry is still in the hospital. Every day they say maybe tomorrow. Then something shows up and then once again it is maybe tomorrow. They have been trying to regulate his heart. They can't quite figure out what to do. Whenever he does get out, ... Read more

  • I may be a little over today but...

    2/20/2018 7:40:33 PM, by EMMASMART

    My calories may be a little high today but I am neither too hungry nor too full. I went out with my sister and packed peanut butter and crackers, V8 and plum organics apple, raspberry, spinach and yogurt. It was awesome. Super tasty so full. Came home time again and made me a veggie burger with n... Read more

  • On making your weight loss dream a reality

    2/19/2018 3:05:49 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Those who join SparkPeople usually do so because they dream of obtaining a healthy weight. Often it has been years of unhealthy living that caused their problems and just like my case, the problems crept up so slowly. I didn’t recognize I was in an unhealthy state until a doctor pointed out to me ... Read more

  • Make 3rd Sundays special days of prayer for spreading GOOD

    2/18/2018 3:24:14 PM, by OLDEROWL

    There is too much evil in the news, but that is not the real America or in all peace loving countries. We need to change the focus on bad news to a focus on good news and I have a plan for that. PS there will always be evil all over the world on any given day but for the third Sunday of every month ... Read more


    2/18/2018 2:04:06 PM, by SMIDGON

    I called the squad somewhere around 6a.m.. He is back in the hospital. Filling up with fluid aagain. He could barely breathe. Draining him of edema again. In running tests they found his engem zines in his liver was elevated. So that means more testing. As the liver wasn't in question b... Read more

  • Help me make 3rd Sundays A Special Day of Prayer for America

    2/18/2018 2:41:54 AM, by OLDEROWL

    There is too much evil in the news, but that is not the real America. We Americans need to change the focus on bad news to a focus on good news and I have a plan for that. PS there will always be evil on any given day but on the third Sunday of every month we should call out to all the news channel... Read more


    2/17/2018 10:41:35 PM, by RANJINI4


  • Checking back in

    2/17/2018 10:16:43 PM, by EMMASMART

    My doctor has given me new orders. Different from the old orders. 6 small meals. Hey that's just what the Sparkpeople recommend so here I am back here. I am doing okay logging my food and keeping in the calorie limits set I'm having aches and pains in my joints and that's un good. I am happy t... Read more

  • Week 4 of 25

    2/17/2018 8:25:03 PM, by EMBRACINGHAPPY

    OK, so 1 month down of roughly 6. This week was incredibly hard. I had to wait all day to even find the energy to type this - but thankfully, I'm feeling a little better at the moment. It's hard to measure success in a situation like this. I work sooooo hard. All the time, every day. I a... Read more


    2/17/2018 1:44:32 PM, by SMIDGON

    It's been a rather nerve- tasking morning. Larry had a bad morning. He weighed then he didn't know if he could redress. I sat him on the bed. I made a mad dash for the bathroom. Till I got back he had gotten dressed. He spent the morning napping most of the morning napping. I was talki... Read more

  • Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines | Sarah Hallberg | TEDxPurdu

    2/16/2018 2:11:42 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Fascinating! I have a cousin that now works for Virta and he was trying to get me to sign up - but then it turns out they were not set up yet to practice in Kansas. 3 Reasons It’s Harder For People With Type 2 Diabetes To Lose ... Read more


    2/16/2018 1:30:03 PM, by SMIDGON

    There comes a time in everyone's life when it's time to stand up and speak out! Now is that time for me. I am a born-again Christian and proud of it. For me, down talking any ones Faith is a no-no! If it weren't for my God I wouldn't be here. The heart break I have suffered in my li... Read more