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  • 22 Things You Do as an Adult When You Experienced Emotional Abuse as a Teenager

    7/20/2017 7:52:44 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I've always felt "crazy" and any time I visit with a doctor about it, the Quacks always tell me "you're perfectly normal...." (never mind that I *do* have issues ...)... Anyway, was looking at and there was a link to another website, and from there a link to another and here it i... Read more

  • Film At Ten first video blog - Take 2:

    7/18/2017 11:42:27 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Now I know why the TV news announcers would say "Film At Ten" (or Eleven or whenever)... it took them that long to figure out how to process the film and get it ready. Here, I had to shoot it on the iphone, then discover that the Blog entry page on Safari Browser would not let me upload vid... Read more

  • Film At Ten... my first video update?

    7/18/2017 10:54:42 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Now I know why the TV news announcers would say "Film At Ten" (or Eleven or whenever)... it took them that long to figure out how to process the film and get it ready. Here, I had to shoot it on the iphone, then discover that the Blog entry page on Safari Browser would not let me upload video. So I ... Read more

  • Looking forward to Omaha- someday!

    7/18/2017 6:41:47 PM, by IAMSUNNYHOWARD

    Well, I am still in Tuscon! Things are out of my hands at the moment. 38 I changed Drs. yesterday. I was very unhappy with the one I have had for the last 6 months. I know this is crazy, but I am left handed and find it easier to work in reverse. The health care system I was with do... Read more

  • Small Delay in my Trip

    7/15/2017 3:09:19 PM, by IAMSUNNYHOWARD

    Well today I was supposed to start my great adventure. Did you see the past tense? Instead, this past week I was ill, and although recovered, want to wait at least 10 days before I start on the road. That is what being resilient does, allows us to recover, regroup and keep on keeping on. A... Read more

  • Pep talk for all

    7/14/2017 6:05:52 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Don't compare your achievement with that of others, find and use your own inner strengths to overcome all handicaps and fears. I know the pain of trying to break bad habits and set new ones, or overcoming other challenges, I've been there. My main path to success was to be thankful for all my b... Read more

  • This is day 1 for the challange!

    7/14/2017 2:09:46 PM, by CRAFTERPAULA

    I am going to move more!... Read more


    7/13/2017 10:29:17 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    A delightful angelic little boy was waiting for his mother outside the ladies room of the gas station. As he stood there, he was approached by a man who asked, "Sonny, can you tell me where the Post Office is?" The little boy replied, "Sure! Just go straight down this street two blocks and turn to y... Read more

  • Blogging for the Three Points!

    7/12/2017 11:29:12 PM, by SEWSWITHHOTGLUE

    Not weight loss related, but this evening we looked at a cute little house as an investment property. Now it's time to crunch some numbers to see if the seller and I can come to an agreement. Something fun about this for me, too, is that I got this call out of the blue from a letter I sent abo... Read more

  • Finally got my daughter to commit to her health

    7/12/2017 8:56:54 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I am Mr. Owl. I was a member of the Winter 2017 Awesome A’s 5% Challenge team and lost the last 8 lbs to get to my goal weight of 158 lbs, and decided to lead a Spring 5% challenge team so that I could better encourage my 4th daughter to lose weight. She is my youngest daughter at age 42 and is a v... Read more

  • Drs Oz & Roizen - It's An Illusion, but may help those alone!!

    7/12/2017 10:26:50 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    This came in my email today - I don't yet have the link to their blog: ====== By Michael Roizen, M.D. and Mehmet Oz, M.D. Reflections on improving mealtimes Jul 12, 2017 One of the most enduring staged magical illusions, "Pepper's Ghost," makes figures seem to suddenly appear in a... Read more

  • List of High Protein Vegetables & Plant-based Foods

    7/11/2017 11:55:25 PM, by SEWSWITHHOTGLUE

    Just found this article online:
    gh-protein-vegetables 252 9 593... Read more


    7/10/2017 6:23:49 PM, by SMIDGON

    Sat (Lexis b.d.) was a long, sad day. Sunday, even tho we went to Church, was long! Today, was laundry day. Yesterday I talked with a long x friend (or so I thought ). She said she knew I was still grieving over John. I should just let it go and move on. Then she brought up the ... Read more

  • A perv, a con artist and a fascist walk into a bar.

    7/9/2017 8:22:25 PM, by SUNSHINE65

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    7/7/2017 7:02:04 PM, by SMIDGON

    This afternoon at 3:45 p.m., Lexie went to live with John in Heaven. She had been going down hill for some time. We had her to the vet yesterday. He said we should be thinking how long we wanted to prolong it with Lexie. Her 14th birthday was to be tomorrow. By today she wouldn'... Read more

  • Team Bonus Points Are Back!!

    7/7/2017 6:40:36 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Aloha from Kansas - for those of you who have missed clicking on Team Bonus Points - here they are back again, in their own page for now:
    sa_team_ bo nus_points.asp Here's what SparkGuy had to say: SPARKGUY SP's Team for Team Leaders- Business Only ... Read more

  • I hope to return the favor.

    7/6/2017 10:34:07 PM, by SEWSWITHHOTGLUE

    As other Spark People have been kind enough to read my previous blog entries over the years and encourage me, I hope to return the favor here, without pointing to anyone specifically, though. Reading through some of your entries, it looks like many of you are very tough on yourselves. I can relate... Read more

  • 11 Pounds in 16 Days

    7/6/2017 1:23:43 PM, by SEWSWITHHOTGLUE

    Isn't it amazing what you can accomplish when you're consistent? Not necessarily perfect, but coming back to center when you do veer off course. 9... Read more


    7/5/2017 6:13:41 PM, by --KREN

    I was unable to post two videos in the same blog for some reason. This toy was recommended to me by Katie's Aunt Nancy, SP Member UNICORN212. I'm posting it for all her other Aunts on Low Carb For Dummies, a great group where I hang out a lot. Again, all the flipping over belly up is her wa... Read more

  • Katie's New Toy

    7/5/2017 5:43:50 PM, by --KREN

    Katie is enjoying her new toy, just learning to play with it. Her flip-flopping and rolling over belly up is what she does when she's happy and playful and/or wants attention!... Read more

  • July Blog Taking a trip!

    7/5/2017 2:39:08 PM, by IAMSUNNYHOWARD

    Hi All. The good- I have been tracking my food and have a 25 day streak. The analysis shows that I am eating too much protein and not enough fiber. That will be very helpful planning my meals for July. The not so good: I have maintained my weight, oh thats right the goal was to... Read more

  • Doing better with meeting the protein requirement

    7/5/2017 2:36:14 PM, by SEWSWITHHOTGLUE

    Gotta love this tracking system. Recommended the site to a couple friends, too. Have also been able to show my husband nutritional values for different foods so he'll understand why it's more important to have some foods around than others.... Read more

  • Random Bits before I forget - Fish recipes...

    7/5/2017 2:23:49 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Newspaper- The Wichita Wagle - recently ran an article about fish recipes for the local fishermen. It's been oh, 40 years or more since I actually caught a fish, but I do like eating fish. So I wanted to save this article and recipes.
    /michael-pearce/article15... Read more


    7/5/2017 8:16:48 AM, by SMIDGON

    On Monday Christine and family members went to Lake Michigan for Salmon fishing. They came home with 15 salmon. 14 approx 7lbs. However, the large one was between 17 and 18 lbs. I am attempting to send a couple pics. (First x ) In the human pic. if there is one. The blonde in the... Read more


    7/4/2017 8:01:57 AM, by SMIDGON

    I failed to tell you all. The picture is of our beloved deceased son, John. And I. It was taken mid summer of 2016. A matter of months before passing. We were sitting on the porch in front of his earthly home of 25yrs. Plus. I am still having problems with letting go. I will go along ... Read more


    7/2/2017 9:22:33 PM, by SMIDGON

    Happy 4th of July! 👌... Read more

  • Have confidence that you will slay your dragons

    6/30/2017 8:31:21 AM, by OLDEROWL

    252 I owe my success to the likes of Judith Beck (The Beck Diet Solution) and Linda Spangle (100 Days of Weight Loss) who taught me the use of cognitive behavior theory and confident optimism for weight loss. I now go by the rule “If you think it’s too hard or if you have a little doubt, do it anywa... Read more

  • Just a little paranoid...

    6/29/2017 9:42:58 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Soooo has anyone ever read "This Perfect Day" by Ira Levin?
    ki/This_Perfect_Day Makes me wonder if the artist behind "Bizzaro" is in on this book?... Read more

  • 40 Lbs Down...

    6/27/2017 4:06:06 PM, by EMBRACINGHAPPY

    Well, I haven’t written very much so far this year. I was having a really hard time around the anniversary of me being on the site. I wanted a big moment, an even number to come back to so I could say I made progress. I wanted to put this being overweight and out of shape stuff behind me in my life,... Read more

  • The rain, rain, rain, came down, down, down, so piglet started bailing . . .

    6/26/2017 5:43:40 PM, by SEWSWITHHOTGLUE

    On long trips when my kids were little, a lifetime ago, they would replay this Winnie the Pooh video over and over and over again. All these years later, rain brings those lyrics right back to me.... Read more

  • Trying to Pace Myself

    6/25/2017 6:58:31 PM, by SEWSWITHHOTGLUE

    Down 4 1/2 pounds in five days. The heavier you are, though, the faster the weight comes off, and so I need to remember this when weight loss slows as I get closer to my goal. Doing better now with staying inside calorie & fat limits while hitting nutritional numbers. 593 ... Read more