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  • Won Another 25 Points

    12/12/2017 11:35:11 AM, by KROSMON

    Today, I spun the wheel, won 25 points so I got a free spin and won 500 more points. Lucky me. Now if I could just lose weight, I would be so happy. ... Read more

  • HUBBY

    12/10/2017 1:18:12 PM, by SMIDGON

    I am sitting here in my recliner listening to my hubby hacking. This has been going on all night! It seems he can't get his throat cleared. I think he should go to the ER. But won't suggest it. He has to make up his own mind! When he recently was at his Cardiologist, the dr. felt Hubby ... Read more

  • MY TRUE CHRISTMAS STORY

    12/9/2017 6:41:54 PM, by --KREN

    I have posted this here in past Christmases, the last time was about 4 yrs ago, so I apologize if anyone is getting tired of hearing it! One year, after my sons had gone to live and work on their own and Christmas was approaching, I was looking around trying to think of what to buy my husband ... Read more

  • follow-up blog

    12/9/2017 11:10:57 AM, by SERIOUSLIM

    Having described the situation in my previous blog today, i have started to think of ways to get to a point where i do not need my security blanket. Even if I feel generally safer lately, I have not developed attitudes and behaviours of reassurance and encouragement and the critical voice is still p... Read more

  • Dec 9th Oh boy! Total Terror!

    12/9/2017 9:41:45 AM, by IAMSUNNYHOWARD

    Good morning! Just a quick update this morning. Yesterday I took Jacob into the Dr. for his sports physical for Special Olympics. He is autistic and since I have been here I hadn't seen one of his meltdowns. Well yesterday they needed to draw a little blood and update his immunization... Read more

  • ACEs and Jon Gabriel

    12/9/2017 7:24:02 AM, by SERIOUSLIM

    Watermellen's last blog about emotional obesity got me looking at my yo-yoing weight from a different angle. I was getting increasingly embarrassed by the fact that as soon as I would be feeling better and more alive in my body , and approaching a weight that made me appear less "fat" and able to d... Read more

  • Dec 6th

    12/6/2017 11:51:15 AM, by IAMSUNNYHOWARD

    Good morning fellow Sparkers! Happy Hump Day. At least I hope it is! Last night I finally cooked a meal that all the kids liked! Gosh, I felt like I won an award! LOL I bought an inexpensive waffle iron. I made waffles ( from a mix), strawberries, whipping cream and bacon. It doesn'... Read more

  • 12 Days of Love Letter Writing - Day 3 - TWNMLL

    12/6/2017 12:31:30 AM, by HOT_MAMA_13

    The World Needs More Love Letters is a global organization using the power behind social media to write and mail letters to strangers all over the world. Not-For-Profit and completely mission-driven, we let anyone nominate someone in need of a Love Letter Bundle. We pick stories that resonate. Yo... Read more

  • ONE OF MY FAVORITE THINGS

    12/5/2017 3:37:40 PM, by SMIDGON

    I really like this type of vintage decorations. Anything that looks older than me! LOL! I bought these at different stores. The bottle brush trees I borrowed from one of my dollhouses. BLESSINGS... Read more

  • December Weight & Measurements

    12/5/2017 2:31:02 PM, by HOT_MAMA_13

    This may also answer why I feel so spacey lately... perhaps I really did lose my brain... In all sincerity, I really am pleased with myself. In just about one month I've lost 3 pounds! I survived Thanksgiving and didn't gain weight! 244 I'm pleased with my measurements as well. Here t... Read more

  • TWNMLL - 12 Days of Love Letter Writing - Day 2

    12/4/2017 11:34:26 PM, by HOT_MAMA_13

    The World Needs More Love Letters is a global organization using the power behind social media to write and mail letters to strangers all over the world. Not-For-Profit and completely mission-driven, we let anyone nominate someone in need of a Love Letter Bundle. We pick stories that resonate. Yo... Read more

  • Affirmations for All Protential Peacemakers

    12/4/2017 7:09:14 PM, by OLDEROWL

    The following are eight affirmations for all potential peacemakers (i.e. individuals regardless of their religion or politics) meant to encourage their self-esteem and to spark peace, goodwill and caring for others. PS It was partly inspired by Johnathan Lockwood Huie's 8 Self-Affirmations, but the ... Read more

  • The World Needs More Love Letters - 12 Days Of Love Letters

    12/4/2017 1:32:41 AM, by HOT_MAMA_13

    The World Needs More Love Letters is a global organization using the power behind social media to write and mail letters to strangers all over the world. Not-For-Profit and completely mission-driven, we let anyone nominate someone in need of a Love Letter Bundle. We pick stories that resonate. Yo... Read more

  • OH, CHRISTMAS TREES!

    12/3/2017 3:39:50 PM, by SMIDGON

    I got both Christmas trees done! I finished the 6ft. Year-round tree finished this afternoon. 1st. Is the close-of Johns 4'tree. 2nd is full view of Johns tree. 3rd. Close up of our year round tree. And, 4th is the full view of the year round tree. By the way, it is a "Dol... Read more

  • Sen McCain says he's going to vote FOR the tax bill !!!!!

    12/2/2017 12:17:56 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    I am so disappointed ! 198 33 444... Read more

  • Dec1 Elfie Bob

    12/1/2017 10:31:42 AM, by IAMSUNNYHOWARD

    December 1, the kids are wild ( more than normal) with anticipation. Elfie Bob makes his appearance on December 1. Last year he took the kids clothes and put them on the Christmas tree. Such a naughty elf!! I am new to this Shelf Elf thing and I am looking forward to seeing what he d... Read more

  • New Spotify List up for yesterday's SparkPeople Blog -

    12/1/2017 1:31:01 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I just put up a Spotify list to the songs listed in yesterday's SparkPeople Blog "20 Classic Rock Songs to Power..." by Melissa Rudy. After the first 20 songs which she listed, I've included as many of the other songs as were suggested in the comments, as well as some that I personally remember fro... Read more

  • The Tax Bill!!!!!!

    11/29/2017 3:56:20 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    What is happening at the Senate offices today? They plan to vote on the tax bill tonight - the most horrible tax bill ever! Hateful, vicious, mean and murderous to those who depend on funds to stay alive. We need three Republicans to vote nay!!! Arggggghhhhhh!!! Today is my 42nd wedding anniv... Read more

  • ANOTHER RUN-BYE

    11/29/2017 5:48:31 AM, by SMIDGON

    I know I've posted a singular pic. Of the waterless snow globe! This is the group of the ones I have done. As of now, I am officially out of the snow globe business. BLESSINGS. JANET... Read more

  • Spaghetti Squash Pancakes - Yum!

    11/29/2017 12:48:07 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Today, I made Spaghetti Squash Pancakes! Oy! They were good enough that I'll try again, to "perfect" my technique... Here's the link: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com
    /recipe-detail.asp?recipe=
    382678 I'll blather along here for awhile and then go back to my phone to edit this and... Read more

  • BEAUTIFUL SEASON UPON US!

    11/28/2017 7:37:44 AM, by SMIDGON

    Received these this morning. My youngest home. Hope you enjoy! HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!... Read more

  • Nov 27th Recovering from Thanksgiving

    11/27/2017 10:09:49 AM, by IAMSUNNYHOWARD

    Thanksgiving was different this year. My oldest granddaughter and I flew to Pennsylvania to visit my oldest son and his family. It was so good to see him, his wife and his son! Emily had fun. We went to Hershey Park twice. The NSV for last week was that I didn't need a seat belt extender! WHOO H... Read more

  • Hope begins.....

    11/26/2017 7:40:27 PM, by ALWAYS_FORWARD7

    My first blog entry was on November 13, 2009. I have fallen further into the weightloss spiral puffing up to my highest weight so far. Shortly after beginning SparkPeople, I got to my healthiest weight and state of being: - I didn't lose any pounds or inches that I could tell. My clothes f... Read more

  • My New Job & 40% off Papa John's Online Orders

    11/25/2017 4:44:32 AM, by HOT_MAMA_13

    483 480 483 480 483 480 483 480 I know this blog seems to go against the grain of what SparkPeople is about, but, it is what it is. I've worked two shifts now as a delivery driver for my local Papa John's. So far, so good. On Wednesday I learned about the promotion I'm about to ... Read more

  • Wonderful Day

    11/23/2017 6:55:40 PM, by SMIDGON

    This is Grandson Gregory This is daughter, Christine and her husband, Shawn Christine Beautiful fireplace Kenzie (13) and Stephanie (25) Hubby, Larry These are some of the pictures I took today when we were in Indy. BLESSINGS, JANET ... Read more

  • Wonderful Day

    11/23/2017 6:52:55 PM, by SMIDGON

    This is Grandson Gregory This is daughter, Christine and her husband, Shawn Christine Beautiful fireplace Kenzie (13) and Stephanie (25) Hubby, Larry These are some of the pictures I took today when we were in Indy. BLESSINGS, JANET ... Read more

  • Going Easy On Myself

    11/21/2017 12:47:44 AM, by HOT_MAMA_13

    After doing pretty well with check in on SparkPeople almost every day for a week and a half, I managed to slip up over the weekend and forgot to sign in Saturday or even Sunday. I've had a lot going on. In the past, when I'd slip up after doing well with being on a streak, I'd really beat mysel... Read more

  • Poetry

    11/19/2017 9:02:34 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Ok, so I haven't been especially creative of late... I don't even pretend to call myself a poet... My husband says it "works" because of some irregular something or another ... Our new dog lays spawled out over the carpet, so when we try to step quietly over her, sometimes she bolts and moves,... Read more

  • Getting back on track?!

    11/19/2017 6:36:19 PM, by REBIRTHDIVA

    Getting back on track? Not quite sure if it’s getting back on track, or just recommitting to health and wellness. It has been awhile since I’ve been consistent here. Life happened. I lost track. Gained some weight and had some other health issues I needed to address. Parents getting older ... Read more

  • WEATHER

    11/18/2017 1:23:29 PM, by SMIDGON

    We have a for cast of rain / thunderstorms / high winds / and very possibly SNOW! Warnings were put out for weaving semis. Also to take down loose decorations. Hubby took down the wreath from the front door, and the flags. We could have gusts up to 50 mile an hour, here in town! ... Read more

  • Down 30+!

    11/17/2017 11:31:02 PM, by REBEKKAD

    It's been slow going the last few weeks, but I finally reached another milestone: 30.9 pounds down from where I started, August 10. Ninety-nine days ago today. 14 weeks and a day. An average of 2.2 pounds a week, which seems like a reasonable average rate. I imagine it will slow as I get closer to m... Read more

  • GREAT NEWS!

    11/17/2017 8:23:59 AM, by SMIDGON

    I just had to share. I had my appointment with the cardologist yesterday afternoon. Pertaining to the results from the Chemical Stress Test. NO BLOCKAGES,! PTL! I don't need to go back unless there is a problem., for a year. At that time , who knows, there may be reason for ... Read more

  • New Blood Pressure Guidelines

    11/17/2017 12:35:03 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2017
    /11/15/health/blood-pressu
    re-answers.html Article makes reference to a DIY tracker to see what your BP risks are (need to know your last cholesterol levels etc...). ccccalculator.ccctracker.com... Read more

  • Not A Bad First Week Back

    11/16/2017 11:12:22 PM, by HOT_MAMA_13

    When I weighed in last week for the first time in over a year, I was disappointed to see my weight at 278.5 pounds. The heaviest I have ever weighed. I let myself have a small pity party but then it was time to make the smart, small changes again that worked for me so well 5 years a... Read more

  • MYSTERY

    11/15/2017 7:12:22 AM, by SMIDGON

    I am including a picture of something that I bought recently at a Church bazaar. I have no idea what the purpose for it is. I liked the muslin material and the Vintage look of it. It is hanging on a know of a cabinet. I keep looking at it, trying to decide what it's for. Maybe you ca... Read more

  • The Stagnant Pond Inside Me

    11/14/2017 7:39:24 AM, by CERIUSLY

    I am once again in the position of thankfulness to God and friends and family for prayers and thoughts during my illness and my Hospital stay last week. I am home now 32 lb lighter with a total of seven and a half inches off of each calf. The cardiologist told me I could expect at least another 10 l... Read more

  • Cauliflower Faux Mashed Potatoes - Recipe, Take 1:

    11/13/2017 4:40:32 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Today, I saw the recipe for Cauliflower Faux Mashed Potatoes in my Spark Email and realized that voila! I actually had a small head of caulifllower that I bought late last week, which originally I was going to try a new-to-me cauliflower based faux pizza crust (not on SparkPeople but elsewhere on Yo... Read more