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  • Tuesday's Quote

    9/30/2014 12:51:31 PM, by PMAY0313

    “The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.” ¯ Marjorie Pay Hinckley ... Read more

  • Ain't No Mickey Mantle...But Who Cares? :-)

    9/29/2014 9:31:18 AM, by DDOORN

    The good news is that my first time up to bat for our bike club's softball game I was able to hit the ball and get to base! The predictable news? It was the last time my bat connected with a ball...sigh. But I was way okay with... Read more

  • Sunday's Quote

    9/28/2014 5:45:04 PM, by PMAY0313

    Shutting off the thought process is not rejuvenating; the mind is like a car battery - it recharges by running. --Bill Watterson ... Read more

  • Saturday's Quote

    9/27/2014 2:30:45 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • Friday's Quote

    9/26/2014 8:19:23 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • Return To Oz!

    9/26/2014 8:49:03 AM, by DDOORN

    Today I am BACK! Into the same "skinny" size 38 jeans I wore in 2010 when I was one of several members of SparkPeople on Dr. Oz's 100th episode featuring 100 people who had lost 100+ pounds and kept it off...woo hoo! Here was my blog from back then featuring some pics: www.sparkpeo... Read more

  • Thursday's Quote

    9/25/2014 11:35:43 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • Wednesday's Quote

    9/24/2014 3:43:45 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • Tough Muscles AND Mind!

    9/24/2014 8:30:48 AM, by DDOORN

    Not only did I prove the muscles in my body to be tough enough to climb the mountains of the Catskills, but I gave myself another challenge which I pulled off: How do I properly fuel my body with the carbohydrates I need to climb those mountains by unleashing the carbie tiger for the weekend a... Read more

  • Tuesday's Quote

    9/23/2014 9:41:21 PM, by PMAY0313

    God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die. Bill Watterson (I prefer to be busy any day!!) ... Read more

  • Stewards Of The Earth and Of Our Bodies & Souls

    9/23/2014 12:38:53 AM, by DDOORN

    Six of us joined forces with our tour leader, let's name him "Pete" to light out for the Catskill Mountains and steep ourselves in the ups and downs of all the challenging climbs and breathtaking descents with nature's palette providing a feast for all of our senses. Among us we had some of the... Read more

  • Sit/ Stand Test

    9/21/2014 6:32:29 PM, by WOLFKITTY

    www.mnn.com/health/fitne
    ss-well-being/stories/this
    -simple-sitting-test-could
    -predict-how-long-you-will-live While I don't agree or appreciate with articles that declare the same results for everyone, like the "within 6 years" likelihood of mortality, I do like that t... Read more

  • Sunday's Quote

    9/21/2014 5:19:24 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • Saturday's Quote

    9/20/2014 7:37:20 PM, by PMAY0313

    Got my new iPhone 6 yesterday and I absolutely love it! iOS8 is amazing. I saw the cartoon below a while ago and at 54 I had to laugh. I love new tech but recognize the LOL humor in it! ... Read more

  • Thursday's Quote

    9/19/2014 11:10:17 PM, by PMAY0313

    I liked things better when I didn't understand them. --Bill Watterson ... Read more

  • Thursday's Quote

    9/19/2014 12:51:52 AM, by PMAY0313

    From now on, I'll connect the dots my own way. --Bill Watterson ... Read more

  • Wednesday's Quote

    9/17/2014 9:50:05 PM, by PMAY0313

    “Whenever it dipped under 90 degrees, it was cause for celebration—time to write home with the news, dig my jacket out of the closet, and try to quell the impulse to sing Christmas carols.” ¯ Bryanna Plog (That is what tomorrow will feel like. Finally a day around 90 will be so nice for my b... Read more

  • Tuesday's Quote (Joke)

    9/16/2014 11:40:23 AM, by PMAY0313

    You know it’s hot when: * You see a bird using a potholder to pull a worm out of the ground. * Farmers are feeding crushed ice to their chickens so they won’t lay boiled eggs. * Electric bills for A/C are more than the house payment. * You’ve canceled your Hotmail account because you didn... Read more

  • Monday's Quote

    9/15/2014 9:26:49 PM, by PMAY0313

    “I was used to heat but this place was so dry the trees were bribing the dogs.” ¯ Irvine Welsh ... Read more

  • The Will To Make It Happen!

    9/14/2014 10:19:42 PM, by DDOORN

    For all those Sparkers out there sill looking for something that sets you on fire, lights you up like a neon sign and makes you realize that THIS is what you were born to do: KEEP LOOKING! Keep pushing, exploring, trying out new activities, new adventures. There isn't anything more rewarding than wo... Read more

  • Sunday's Quote

    9/14/2014 2:48:00 PM, by PMAY0313

    “Things in Arizona don’t just die; they bake and fry in the heat until there is nothing left.” ¯ Jeffry R. Halverson (Sure feels like Arizona here in LA this weekend!) ... Read more

  • Saturday's Quote

    9/13/2014 10:42:07 PM, by PMAY0313

    “One upside of the heat. Kind of cool to see a cat pant.” ¯ Jonah Goldberg ... Read more

  • Friday's Quote

    9/12/2014 4:40:13 PM, by PMAY0313

    Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless. --Bill Watterson ... Read more

  • Thursday's Quote

    9/11/2014 1:00:29 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • Packages

    9/10/2014 1:42:37 PM, by LUCKYLISA12002

    My wedding invites will arrive today! Can't wait :) Day off today woohoo.... Read more

  • Tuesday's Quote

    9/9/2014 9:07:19 PM, by PMAY0313

    I think I have over 60 apps on my iPhone. I use six. --Gordon Smith (Wow...I just checked and I have 346. Some are iPhone only and some are iPad only so maybe 150+ on each. I do use50 of them all the time. I love my apps!) ... Read more

  • Monday's Quote

    9/8/2014 8:28:17 PM, by PMAY0313

    I won't eat any cereal that doesn't turn the milk purple. --Bill Watterson (I whole heartedly agree! Sadly my 2 favorites, Captain Crunch with Crunch Berries and Lucky Charms does not fit with my day in and day out healthy food choices.) :( I would totally try Chanel Cereal! Read more

  • Choices

    9/8/2014 9:33:01 AM, by DDOORN

    Yesterday was such a roller-coaster of experiences both out in the world and the internal dialogue and decision-making almost constantly roiling and percolating. I have another opportunity for a self-supported tour coming up which is going to be led by the same fellow that led the incredibly s... Read more

  • Sunday's Quote

    9/8/2014 1:01:06 AM, by PMAY0313

    Look at a football field. It looks like a big movie screen. This is theatre. Football combines the strategy of chess. It's part ballet. It's part battleground, part playground. We clarify, amplify and glorify the game with our footage, the narration and that music, and in the end create an inspirati... Read more

  • Benchmark 59:30 5k - Aloha

    9/7/2014 11:17:09 PM, by WOLFKITTY

    Me (orange) with Newsgirl2177. (not pictured- BEFIT_WITHGUSTO or Newsgirl's awesome husband who took our picture. ) I have been inactive and I felt it. I'... Read more

  • THE Wedding Dress (With Photos)

    9/7/2014 8:17:20 PM, by LUCKYLISA12002

    I have finally gotten a free moment to get back on to Sparkpeople! It's been a few days and I really have missed logging on each day. Work has taken up a big chunk of time but I'm just happy to be working! I've been busy working, wedding planning, exercising, and taking care of my uncle. On my day o... Read more

  • Saturday's Quote

    9/6/2014 2:10:32 PM, by PMAY0313

    It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept. Bill Watterson ... Read more

  • Friday's Quote

    9/6/2014 12:28:02 AM, by PMAY0313

    If you can't control your peanut butter, you can't expect to control your life. Bill Watterson ... Read more

  • Thursday's Quote

    9/4/2014 1:29:37 PM, by PMAY0313

    “Never underestimate yourself” ¯ Carolyn Mackler, The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things (This is a book I think I want to read! Love the title!!) ... Read more

  • When Numbers Don't Matter

    9/4/2014 10:31:35 AM, by DDOORN

    I have gotten SO far away from caring about the numbers when it comes to working out and cycling. Over the weekend our cycling up Canada way wasn't the kind of distance that we've cycled in the past...much to the chagrin of one of our new members who came for her first time. She is working up for he... Read more

  • I Found The Dress!

    9/3/2014 12:34:09 PM, by LUCKYLISA12002

    I had a wonderful time in Chico over the weekend. On Saturday I went wedding dress shopping at David's Bridal and ended up picking my dress!!!! It was totally unexpected and unplanned because I wasn't planning on finding the dress so quickly. The dress I chose was literally the 2nd dress I tried on ... Read more

  • The Rest of the Story...

    9/3/2014 9:22:43 AM, by DDOORN

    Here's the thing: to be immersed in nature and to soak up such wonderful sights while reveling in the movement of one's body on a bicycle in a way that has become as much a part of yourself as walking...such a beautiful experience! But...to do this in sync with 18 other people? With such fun-l... Read more

  • Tuesday's Quote

    9/2/2014 7:02:20 PM, by PMAY0313

    Science has yet to isolate the Godiva Chocolate or Prada gene, but that doesn't mean your weakness for pricey swag isn't woven into your DNA. According to a new study of identical twins, it's less TV ads or Labor Day sales that make you buy the things you do than the tastes and temperaments that are... Read more

  • Still Basking...

    9/1/2014 11:21:51 PM, by DDOORN

    Too late to tweak & share my pics, but some of the others who shared our absolutely AWESOME Labor Day weekend @ Tibbett's Point, Cape Vincent, NY on the shores of Lake Ontario near the beginning of the 1,000 Islands have already posted some of their pics. So I'll share THEIR links and hope the... Read more

  • Me now

    9/1/2014 7:45:01 PM, by DOLLBABE56

    This is me now. Well, actually in June on Father's Day. I have joined a wellness center and attend an adaptive yoga class once a week. 2 - 3 times a week my husband and I go and use the machines. Still not losing anything. So... Read more

  • Monday's Quote

    9/1/2014 6:31:31 PM, by PMAY0313

    I believe that summer is our time, a time for the people, and that no politician should be allowed to speak to us during the summer. They can start talking again after Labor Day. Lewis Black (Too bad this doesn't happen. We should make it a law!) Read more

  • Sunday's Quote

    9/1/2014 12:20:31 AM, by PMAY0313

    “College is the best time of your life. When else are your parents going to spend several thousand dollars a year just for you to go to a strange town and get drunk every night?” ¯ David Wood (My niece seems to be trying this out with this being her first semester in college. My little sis i... Read more

  • Vulnerability

    8/31/2014 3:58:34 PM, by WOLFKITTY

    https://www.ted.com/talk
    s/brene_brown_on_vulnerabi
    lity A common theme with people is to like things that reinforces the beliefs they already hold. This TED talk linked above is exactly like that. It touches on the themes of some of my previous blogs when I was strugglin... Read more