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    11/26/2015 8:34:07 AM, by ADIRONDACKMOM

    I ASKED GOD FOR ALL THINGS, THAT I MIGHT ENJOY LIFE. GOD GAVE ME LIFE, THAT I MIGHT ENJOY ALL THINGS! Be grateful, Be glad, Be thankful.... Pray for our Troops away from home at this most critical time... Our Thanksgiving History: Read more

  • The long sad tale of my diagnosis of doom

    11/26/2015 8:02:10 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I had just graduated not too long ago. There I was, 20 something, hopeful and in the prime of life! I had just applied for a job at this huge company, then I got 2 offers, simultenuosly! My parents advised me to take the offer from the bigger company. I got accepted, then the company asked for... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    11/26/2015 7:21:32 AM, by PURPLEPEONY

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  • 11/25/15

    11/25/2015 11:58:32 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Thanksgiving 2015 is almost here, and as we prepare for a delicious feast with family and friends, we might get caught up organizing, cooking, and hunting for Black Friday deals have lept from the box stores in our neighborhoods to the devices in our palms, or making sure the relatives from ou... Read more

  • Pigeon Forge

    11/25/2015 10:02:02 PM, by DSCROW

    Well it was a longer trip than I remembered but we arrived safely and have had a nice day with family. Due to travel my steps were short with only 6400 by this evening. My niece in law walked with me to get 2 more miles and the rest of my steps for the day. It was dark and around 8 when we walked... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse November 25:

    11/25/2015 9:17:40 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: No detail is too insignificant for God's attention. Lord, You encourage me daily as You guide my humblest moments. Daily Scripture & Reflection: No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. John 6:44 A Time to... Read more

  • life in recover, day #12,

    11/25/2015 8:37:48 PM, by MRSKATEDUVALL

    November 25,2015.. I have a very large extended family, who all gather for Thanksgiving at Great Grandma’s house. About 90 of us when we are all there, but these year, it will be quieter, only about 50. Dinner is at 1, a buffet style with sit down at the table, complete with wine glasses and cloth n... Read more


    11/25/2015 6:27:34 PM, by HILLRUNNER

    It's the eve of another birthday! WOW how did that happen? Where have all the years gone? I look in the mirror and the face I see doesn't seem to match the mind! Yes I see that 18 year old still behind those eyes, but she seems to have added a few wrinkles and smile lines to her face. I ... Read more

  • Smile For Today---Wed.

    11/25/2015 5:51:51 PM, by MSGRANNYMAE

    Why English Is Tough. Twenty-one reasons why English is hard to learn. 1. The bandage was wound around the wound. 2. The farm was used to produce produce. 3. The dump was so full it had to refuse more refuse. 4. We must polish the Polish furniture. 5. He could lead if ... Read more

  • What are you thankful for?

    11/25/2015 4:20:31 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    It is Thanksgiving eve and I have been sitting here thinking of all the things I am thankful for. I am thankful for my faith in my God. And I am thankful for the parents who showed me God and his Son and helped me learn to love him. I am thankful for my family, my friends, for... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/25/2015 2:55:47 PM, by MSLZZY

    I am so ready for the Thanksgiving weekend but some of the blessings will be unlike those in years past. One of my best friends passed away from cancer early Tuesday morning and the funeral is Saturday. She was diagnosed less than 3 months ago and had no real idea what was wrong. At least ... Read more

  • wednesday

    11/25/2015 1:52:41 PM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    all the pies are baked..some ready for pickup. Apple, pecan and pumpkin. one of each kept back for my family. coffee cake for breakfast in the oven. Cake orders baked have to go decorate. Upstairs is DONE..beds changed sheets washed bathroom clean floors done. (except my room..which is a MESS.) po... Read more

  • Day 26 and 27 of 365

    11/25/2015 1:43:58 PM, by AUNTIELES53

    Yesterday and today have been emotional I hate how my mood swings are all over the place and it doesn't help that I am an emotional eater for the most part I have done ok have had some shaky moments but stopped at 1 or 2 pieces of candy instead of 10. I really need to find a new job yes I am think ... Read more

  • Progress pictures - 7 months and 5 years comparisons

    11/25/2015 10:59:55 AM, by WUMPASTAR

    So I finally took those progress pictures. I wanted to do it Friday night, but I got busy; then Saturday morning I forgot; I spent the weekend with a friend; and then forgot again, and got busy, and... whatever. Yesterday night I finally remembered while I was undressing after my (cold) walk, but th... Read more

  • Official Ultimate SparkPeople Life Challenge Blog: November 25

    11/25/2015 10:22:40 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone In honor of our chickens (read yesterday's blog if you want to see why I say that), today I'll share a fun story that illustrates different parts of the SP System that involves the chickens. I have mentioned that one task I do every morning is setup a daily planner using a spre... Read more

  • Success

    11/25/2015 10:02:47 AM, by PACEKA1

    Success is not a race, be patient. Success leads to success. Success is always a work in progress. Success doesn't come to you--you go to it. Success is a journey, not a destination. Focus on the process. Some people dream about success... while others wake up and work hard at it. Succes... Read more

  • April and Wooster's SVLOG November 24, 2015

    11/25/2015 9:46:08 AM, by APRIL_V_2

    Hi Spark Peeps, Here's a link to my SVLOG for November 24, 2015: I am going to be taking pics of all my meals for the rest of this year and sharing them in my daily blog. I forgot to take a pic of my breakfast smoothie but I'll be sure to take one today. Lu... Read more

  • Blessings Are Coming Your Way - Joel & Victoria

    11/25/2015 8:15:54 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Today's Scripture:"May the Lord, the God of your fathers, increase you a thousand times and bless you as he has promised!"(Deuteronomy 1:11, NIV) God wants to release favor and blessing into your life. He longs to be good to you. Some blessings are stored up for you because someone in your fa... Read more

  • Living the day with one eye on the hourly forecast

    11/25/2015 7:33:12 AM, by ONEKIDSMOM

    When there's nothing much to be done about it, what does the sensible athlete do? Why, get to bed on time, of course! 102 The weather will do what the weather will do. Overnight, the hourly forecast changed... it delayed the change from plain rain to freezing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at both t... Read more

  • Very intense day

    11/24/2015 11:19:52 PM, by MSLZZY

    I am finding that working 9 hours in a office with a looming deadline is both exhausting and invigorating. I got EVERYTHING off of my desk today and that felt really good. The only real break in the day came with a page out for a standby ambulance event. This was for a possible suicide ... Read more

  • Looking forward to a good Thanksgiving...

    11/24/2015 10:42:52 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Hello my friends, Thank you for your kind and generous comments on my blog yesterday. This time of year, we all find ways to be thankful for what we have. It's important to try to take this into the rest of the year as well as the new year to come. I challenge each of you to take the t... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse November 24:

    11/24/2015 10:20:08 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Get outside of yourself and be outgoing for others. Lord, help me to act in a heartwarming manner so that Your presence in me lights an entire room. Daily Scripture & Reflection: God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth. John 4:24 A Ti... Read more

  • 11/24/15

    11/24/2015 8:35:30 PM, by RHOOK20047

    This day has not gone the way that I had planned if for sure! I didn't understand how the unemployment worked and had problems submitting it this weekend and found out today, that my year of unemployment ended and although my first week was paid, last week and next week won't be. Due to the way i... Read more

  • I am not a fan of aging

    11/24/2015 7:23:18 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    "Everybody's there own kind of a damn fool. I'll bet even you think now and then of opportunities missed and think you could have done perhaps better? I'm full of regrets. Piles and piles of them , but you must not let that bother you . You'd just shoot yourself , which would be nice, but it doesn... Read more

  • Smile For Today---TUES.

    11/24/2015 5:09:38 PM, by MSGRANNYMAE

    Joe was a single guy living at home with his father and working in the family business. When he found out he was going to inherit a fortune when his sick father died, he decided he needed a wife with whom to share his fortune. One evening at an investment seminar he spotted the most beautiful ... Read more

  • Get ready to Gobble!

    11/24/2015 4:39:22 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Getting a head start on Thanksgiving by going to lunch (but not eating) with the girls tomorrow, then driving over to DD's house for turkey dinner later. Hope you have a peaceful Thanksgiving.... Read more

  • 30-day Thankfulness Challenge

    11/24/2015 2:02:35 PM, by SCRAPBECCA

    Day 22 - Book I am thankful for so many books. Books inspire me, motivate me, take me away, teach me, and fulfill me. One of my favorite books of all times is Wally Lamb's novel I Know This Much Is True. ... Read more

  • 30-day Thankfulness Challenge

    11/24/2015 1:57:28 PM, by SCRAPBECCA

    Day 21 - Disappointment/Fear I wasn't sure about this one but I guess maybe it's good to be grateful that we don't always get what we think we want? So I guess I would have to be grateful that things didn't workout for my High School boyfriend and me long-term. Otherwise I would not... Read more

  • life in recovery, day #11

    11/24/2015 1:03:54 PM, by MRSKATEDUVALL

    November 18, 2015 Recovery is supposed to be about healthy, and here I am, coughing up green crap. November 24, 2015 Still sick, but now I think it’s more reparation. Work is covered, and I have some healing to do so I am staying home. Today’s thought: “I discovered that my sins had created a ... Read more

  • April's SVLOG November 22, 2015

    11/24/2015 1:01:16 PM, by APRIL_V_2

    Hello my spark peeps, Here's the link to my SVLOG for November 22, 2015: Read more

  • Its Nice to Be Right

    11/24/2015 12:18:40 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I posted a blog about a week ago stating my intention to practice maintenance through Christmas and how I felt that decision had taken some stress off of me. My goal was to maintain between 166-168. Today I did a weight check and I was at 166.7 (and that was after drinking coffee!) So it seems tha... Read more

  • Official Ultimate SparkPeople Life Challenge Blog: November 24

    11/24/2015 10:16:04 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone Today is a sad day. Yesterday evening a bobcat killed all 6 of our chickens. It was a traumatic scene that my wife walked in on as she went down to close up the coop. The bobcat was still there getting ready to leave. We think the bobcat climbed on top of the coop and then jumpe... Read more

  • Official Ultimate SparkPeople Life Challenge Blog: November 24

    11/24/2015 10:15:59 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone Today is a sad day. Yesterday evening a bobcat killed all 6 of our chickens. It was a traumatic scene that my wife walked in on as she went down to close up the coop. The bobcat was still there getting ready to leave. We think the bobcat climbed on top of the coop and then jumpe... Read more

  • tuesday

    11/24/2015 10:08:33 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    rug and floor day..was in walmart at 6 Read more

  • What do you mean rain to ICE, 100%?

    11/24/2015 7:58:36 AM, by ONEKIDSMOM

    The race site forecast for Thanksgiving day is moving in the wrong direction. It's now saying rain to ICE, 100% chance. Here in town, it's "rain to wintery mix, 90%". Hmmmm. I shall wait, of course, but if the roads are slick, this lady is not driving 40 miles on it to run a half marathon in fre... Read more

  • Counting down on final day :)

    11/24/2015 7:30:22 AM, by DSCROW

    I have been so busy lately at work and with trying to train for this 1/2 marathon that my brain has hurt on weekends. I started the new job on Tuesdays first of October and been working before and on Fridays to see the final two kids I have in the other county... It's been a bit exhausting. I pla... Read more

  • Handpicked by God - Joel & Victoria

    11/24/2015 6:29:01 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Today's Scripture:"[In His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy..."(Ephesians 1:4, AMP) Before you were ever born, before the very foundations of the earth, God chose you. He approved you and cal... Read more

  • Chapter 20, Day 12

    11/24/2015 5:45:04 AM, by VTORIA3

    Happy I got through yesterday on track. Baby steps moving forward today. Today is a baking, client work, walking day, with babysitting granddaughter after her school day. I've decided to proceed with the Parker House Rolls recipe I last tried, an Alton Brown recipe. I tested one yesterd... Read more


    11/24/2015 12:24:52 AM, by JOANN25

    i am paying the price for bad choices during this past week. Extra stress is part of the reason; knee and back problems; daughter had a stroke plus they found a broken vertebrae in her back (things looking up as they moved her into rehab today); trying to take care of my 99 year mom in assisted li... Read more

  • UGHH! Another night of ONLY 4 hrs sleep

    11/23/2015 11:26:57 PM, by FRANCES-AGAPE

    24 UGHH! Another 4 hrs sleep last night. 458 459 303 459 458 PLEASE say a prayer for Jack, Matthew and me. There is a family situation which I won't detail that is causing me great stress, worry and ANGER. It is not from any of us 3 but another close family member and has bee... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse November 23:

    11/23/2015 11:01:23 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: No matter where I am or who I am with, I shall see every person and every group as Christ's flock. In seeing every person and every group as Christ's flock, I shall watch over them in the same way Christ watches over me. Lord, Help me be more like you. Daily Scripture & Refl... Read more

  • Better day and week ahead

    11/23/2015 10:24:49 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Hello everyone, Today was a better day than this weekend had been. Of course, we're very short handed, as usual, but I'm not going to let that get to me this week. I'm thankful that I had the patience to get through what I needed to and still managed to get a lot off my desk. I'm also t... Read more

  • A new look for Thanksgiving

    11/23/2015 10:03:19 PM, by MSLZZY

    Medium auburn. DH hasn't said a word about it since he came home. He may notice it more tomorrow in the sunshine. We had a bang up day and now it is time to sit back and relax. Get out and have a terrific Tuesday. HUGS!... Read more

  • One Solid Week

    11/23/2015 9:37:58 PM, by OWLKEEPTRYING

    I got at least 30 minutes of logged exercise every day this week! Now to see how long I can keep this streak going!... Read more

  • Getting ready

    11/23/2015 9:22:10 PM, by RHONDAWI

    Getting ready for Thanksgiving!! DH and I were talking today about who else will be invited to our home for Thanksgiving! We don't want anyone to spend it alone!! We have lots of room for lots of people. There is always food! Is there someone who needs to hear from you this Thanksgiving, so the... Read more

  • 11/23/15

    11/23/2015 9:09:34 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. On this Thanksgiving Day, Americans are encouraged to pause and give thanks to God. In his Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1863, President Abraham Lincoln wrote: "The year that i... Read more

  • Thought for Today

    11/23/2015 9:08:20 PM, by HARROWJET

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  • One to go...then off 5 days

    11/23/2015 8:06:00 PM, by DSCROW

    One more day and I am off for 5. We are heading off with my sister in law and two of her Three adult Children. Two of her Sons/Wives/Kids (6 total kids, 5 boys one girl all under 8 years old). They are good kids but we are not used to the noise... Good thing we will have our own room to escape to... Read more

  • Give yourself a break

    11/23/2015 7:20:39 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " You're not supposed to understand everything " Rod Steiger Give yourself a break now and then . You are human . Do what you can and forget the rest. Tomorrow will bring what it will. Things just happen , Don't waste valuable time trying to figure it all out . Just go for a ride and enjoy .... Read more

  • Smile For Today---Mon.

    11/23/2015 7:10:06 PM, by MSGRANNYMAE

    A girl was given a tea set for her second birthday. It became one of he favorite toys, and when her mother went away for a few weeks to care for her sick aunt, the toddler loved to take her father a little cup of tea, which was just water really, while he was engrossed watching the news on TV. He... Read more

  • monday

    11/23/2015 6:14:23 PM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    home. exhausted. drove to my moms saturday. up early yesterday to do an all day craft sale with her. she and my stepdad took me out to dinner..what i treat i NEVER get to go out!! up this morning..drove home as i had cakes to get out by 4 pm. then cleaned..the kitchen is done except the floor. tomor... Read more

  • Giving Myself Permission To Succeed

    11/23/2015 12:50:20 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    I have always allowed so many things to hold me back from my full potential. When I first came across SparkPeople, I didn't want to commit to a plan . . . . I found myself dangling precariously in a dark chasm somewhere between the fear of failure . . . . and the fear of success. ... Read more

  • Official Ultimate SparkPeople Life Challenge Blog: November 23

    11/23/2015 11:48:40 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for a good week ahead! This morning I'll share a fun post to my blog over the weekend. A great example from a longtime SP member showing the power of looking at SparkPeople in a new way with this Ultimate SparkPeople Life... Read more

  • Please DO Remove Handles

    11/23/2015 9:40:44 AM, by BBLUNDON

    Hi Sparkers We purchased a new refrigerator and it arrived yesterday .. it had this sticker on it Well.. hubs wore it on his waist for a bit as a laugh ... It was silly but I wanted to wear it and change it to please DO remove those darn love handles.. anyway .. happy Monda... Read more

  • Chapter 20, Day 11

    11/23/2015 8:25:01 AM, by VTORIA3

    Trying to rally. Most days start off great in plan, but fizzle out from lack of follow through by the day's end. Snacking is my biggest issue. If I can tackle that big ole problem area, I know I will meet up with success regarding health, wellness, and weight loss. Sunday's attempt at a new ... Read more

  • If stress is a call for action...

    11/23/2015 7:53:44 AM, by ONEKIDSMOM

    aren't all our "unmade decisions" stressful? Seriously, if the clutter on my counter consists of piles of unmade decisions, isn't that adding to my stress? All those "calls for action"... pleas from charities for (always more) money, ads for products I "might" want some day, the gym bag in the cor... Read more

  • Brighter Days Ahead - Joel & Victoria

    11/23/2015 6:48:05 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Today's Scripture:"The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day."(Proverbs 4:18, NLT) Are you facing a situation that seems dim today? Maybe you can't quite see what's going to happen in the future. As a believer, God promise... Read more

  • Day 17-25 of 365

    11/23/2015 6:44:58 AM, by AUNTIELES53

    Last Saturday I went to the concert and it was amazing and so much fun. Last week was all down hill I figured out with my body if I get to a certain weight I won't have aunt flow visiting so that is what I did I did it on purpose because I didn't feel good and I didn't wanna deal with that on top o... Read more

  • Hungry All Of The Time?

    11/23/2015 4:31:21 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I read that a new science is emerging about something called leptin resistance. Leptin is the satisfaction hormone that tells the brain you are satisfied. Scientists are now discovering that very overweight people are becoming resistant to their own leptin levels and therefor staying hungrier. ... Read more

  • The exercise helped!!

    11/23/2015 12:13:00 AM, by DIANEDOESSMILES

    Whenever you go through physical therapy,,, they always give you exercise. They of course can tell within a few minutes on ur return visit if U've been doing them. If not they are prone to saying this isn't helping you. Rarely will they extend more appointments with you. If though u r working the... Read more

  • The final Marching Band performance

    11/22/2015 11:16:28 PM, by MSLZZY

    The Sound of USD had it's final performance of the year and 16 seniors will be replaced next year with fresh faces and talent. College DS is one of those seniors. It was a bittersweet performance, awesome in sound and fanfare. I don't think it has sunk in for him yet but the relief from lo... Read more

  • 11/22/15

    11/22/2015 11:08:42 PM, by RHOOK20047

    "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." (1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18) The holiday of Thanksgiving falls always on Thursday. If it were really about being thankful, the day would be on a Friday or Monday so we'... Read more

  • Not a great weekend

    11/22/2015 9:47:34 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Hello friends, I hope everyone had a good weekend. I know several states got snow. I'm thankful that we haven't yet. We know is coming though. Friday was a pretty good day. My daughter and I went to see the new Hunger Games movie. We both liked it. Then I had a doctor appointment, which di... Read more

  • Day 576: Stir-up Sunday!

    11/22/2015 9:16:29 PM, by KASEYCOFF

    Today is "Stir-up Sunday." There's an old tradition in Britain that Christmas puddings should be mixed up and steamed on the last Sunday before Advent so they can "mature" in time for Christmas.
    i/Stir-up_Sunday This is the first Christmas since we've been t... Read more

  • Missed yesterday :(

    11/22/2015 8:58:12 PM, by DSCROW

    All is well! We had a fantastic early Thanksgiving dinner after my 11mile long run. I walked much more than I wanted but met the time frame we had set. Today my Quads are tender but my 2 mile walk today loosened me back up. Feeling good like I am getting some of my reserve energy back... Hop... Read more

  • I believe in the God in me

    11/22/2015 7:42:43 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " I believe that God is in me as the sun is in the color and fragrance of a flower--- the Light in my darkness the Voice in my silence Helen Keller I think it's human to sometimes forget that God is in you. If we remembered than we would take so much better ... Read more

  • Weekly Email Text: The Rest of the Story

    11/22/2015 6:52:50 PM, by SPARKGUY

    This is the same text from my weekly email. I'll post it here since emails can be rejected sometimes: *** Hello SparkPeople Members A few weeks ago I shared the story about a SparkPeople employee named Paul turning my 10-minute challenge into a trip to the world championships. Here... Read more

  • April and Brad's SVLOG on the Beach November 21, 2015

    11/22/2015 6:14:02 PM, by APRIL_V_2

    Hello my Spark Peeps, Here's a link to my SVLOG for November 21, 2015: Yesterday's highlight was spending the whole day with my awesome husband. A long walk on the beach and then we went to a winery for a tasting, then out to dinner at a new restaurant. A perfe... Read more

  • Snow .. frig off ...

    11/22/2015 5:47:17 PM, by BBLUNDON

    Hi Sparklers I'm in Canada .. the Great White North and even though folks call it that it doesn't mean we like snow or at least that all of us do. Every year we get a powder of snow .. sometimes around now .. normally doesn't stick. Well it snowed over night and it's still here, and more... Read more

  • Spark Chapter 3 - Stress: The Greatest Challenge

    11/22/2015 5:31:14 PM, by ONEKIDSMOM

    I'm not quite finished with the chapter, but continue to be absorbed by the content of the book currently under review: Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey, M.D. Copyright 2008. The research since that time has been exploding. In fact, I had a c... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse November 22:

    11/22/2015 3:49:59 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Worry gets in the way of getting what you really want. Lord, help me use my time in ways to enrich my life rather than focusing on things I can do nothing about anyway. Daily Scripture & Reflection: But the Lord is with me as a mighty, awesome One. Jeremiah 20:11 A T... Read more

  • Thanksgiving

    11/22/2015 3:45:46 PM, by APRILRUSSELL3

    I have a lot to be Thankful for. My husband beat cancer this year. I have a job I love. I get to run. And I'm pretty happy right now. My brother and his family have moved to Texas. They just had twin girls. I've got some wonderfully spoiled pets. Life is good! I am busier than ever but it d... Read more

  • Exercise

    11/22/2015 11:27:43 AM, by PRAYINGHANDS35

    What would picking up pecans count as for exercise. ... Read more

  • My Sunday Thought

    11/22/2015 9:34:07 AM, by PACEKA1

    "The discovery that peace, happiness and love are ever-present within our own Being, and completely available at every moment of experience, under all conditions, is the most important discovery that anyone can make." ~ Rupert Spira I am going to practice being peaceful today!... Read more

  • New lease on lap band, lol sounds funny

    11/22/2015 9:08:38 AM, by REGNUR617

    Thank God my swallow test turned out good. But I realize how small my stomach really is. I've been eating way too much and causing problems for myself that could end up requiring surgical intervention to repair. I'm very proud of myself for not over eating at every meal for the last two days and e... Read more

  • Greater Than You Imagined - Joel & Victoria

    11/22/2015 8:47:21 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Today's Scripture:"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him."(1 Corinthians 2:9, NIV) Because God loves you, He has supernatural blessings in store for you: increase, favor, good breaks, supernatural opportunities. His dream for you... Read more

  • Seriously, who did this and why??!

    11/22/2015 7:07:14 AM, by PEANUTSMOM96
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  • I would love this! Can I do this for my groceries and rent?

    11/22/2015 7:04:59 AM, by PEANUTSMOM96
    ssengers-pay-fare-in-squats/... Read more

  • Gala Fundraiser tonight

    11/21/2015 11:33:02 PM, by MSLZZY

    There was a fundraiser for the Care Center tonight with appetizers, wine tasting,a silent and a live auction and a great meal. It was fun but I had a sparkling pina colada non alcoholic drink. After 3 hours, I was ready to come home. I did lots of housecleaning and laundry and shoveled mor... Read more

  • Impossible

    11/21/2015 10:38:39 PM, by JAMER123

    This is so connected with the 10-17 post so no reason to expound on this poster. Thank you for stopping in with comments. Every one is very much appreciated. Have a beautiful Sunday to all.... Read more

  • 11/21/15

    11/21/2015 9:05:56 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, I am taking a break from my thanksgiving theme, as I really haven't had time to think today. Margaret wants to get the house decorated for the holidays before she gets her shoulder surgery on Dec. 2. So it was a lot of cleaning, moving and decorating, from the tune of 8:00 this morning unti... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse November 21:

    11/21/2015 9:02:09 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: The best things in life aren't really things at all. Lord, thank You for all that I am and for all that I am able to be and thank You for my family, my friends, and for all those that touch my life in a special way. Daily Scripture & Reflection: I know that nothing is bet... Read more

  • Re-adjusting to colder weather running

    11/21/2015 7:35:23 PM, by ONEKIDSMOM

    Laura asked what was in the PRESENT... which of course was TODAY... it contained an easy 4 mile run in 28 F temps. Light wind from the NNW, Garmin's source said it "feels like" 19 F. I dressed warmly... three layers on top, two on the bottom... wool socks, wore my "ski mask" and a beanie on the he... Read more

  • Take my word for it, you do NOT want to read this.

    11/21/2015 7:28:30 PM, by OVERACTIVEELBOW

    The last 2 weeks have been unreal.. Well, I guess it hasn't really been two weeks.. The nightmare, for me, started about 5:20 AM on Monday, November 9, 2015...(today is the 21 so that is 12 days, no ?) and in some ways ... this time has been very very long.. seeming so much like something clos... Read more

  • My idea of a cozy day at home

    11/21/2015 2:54:14 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    This is my goal for today . . . . might not happen as soon as I'd like but it is most definitely on the radar! What are you doing today??? (thank you Karen for the inspiration!!)... Read more

  • What's Chasing You? - Joel & Victoria

    11/21/2015 12:43:49 PM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Today's Scripture:"Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." (Psalm 23:6, NKJV) In the Bible, David was known as a man after God's own heart. Notice what what He says in Psalm 23, "Goodness and mercy are following me... Read more

  • Official Ultimate SparkPeople Life Challenge Blog: November 22

    11/21/2015 12:33:33 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone This blog is for Sunday, but I'll post it now since my weekly email starts getting mailed out at 12:05 Eastern so some people receive it early. I hope you like part 2 of Paul's story linked in my email. Next week I'll write a blog about my perspective on his journey using the ... Read more

  • My Resolution

    11/21/2015 12:04:46 PM, by EOWYN2424

    It seems that no matter what I do, I can't seem to lose my belly fat! It is a wee bit smaller but I am STILL not happy with my physique. Maybe I am not trying hard enough. Maybe I need to exercise more. All I know is, I have been trying for years but all I have done is gain! So, I have ma... Read more

  • Official Ultimate SparkPeople Life Challenge Blog: November 21

    11/21/2015 10:41:55 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Happy Saturday everyone! My highlight yesterday was driving down the coast to Monterey, CA for the weekend with my family. We arrived in the dark and took a walk along the foggy beach and breathed in the cool, fresh, salty air. Everything was going well until my oldest accidentally stepped of... Read more

  • April's SVLOG on the Bay November 20, 2015

    11/21/2015 10:34:56 AM, by APRIL_V_2

    Hello my spark peeps, Here's a link to my SVLOG for November 20, 2015: Yesterday's highlight was a walk on the bay. What about you? Let's make it a great day and don't forget to be awesome!... Read more

  • Hallmark Christmas Movies

    11/21/2015 9:34:05 AM, by PACEKA1

    I love Hallmark movies, especially their Christmas movies. In fact, I love all Christmas movies. But I'm starting to wonder if perhaps I've become too attached to these unrealistic portrayals of the holiday season. I've been waiting for my "Christmas Miracle" for most of my life - and that's a ve... Read more

  • saturday..

    11/21/2015 8:47:39 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    I so want snow. this is awful this year. usually we have a bunch by now!! hope it hurries up and dumps...... Read more

  • Weekly exercise minutes Streak broken... new streak started

    11/21/2015 7:59:30 AM, by ONEKIDSMOM

    If you're playing the "can you top this" game (which I hope nobody here on Spark *is* because we all know it's counter-productive to compare yourself to others), here's one for the books. For 121 weeks, from mid-July 2013 through my most recent flu bout, I met the goal of 120 minutes of exercise pe... Read more

  • What's it gonna take!

    11/21/2015 3:04:38 AM, by KLIPSE

    Why can't I get motivated to work out! It's soo frustrating how lazy I am. UGH!!!!!! I'm slowly gaining the 16 pounds I dropped ;( plz give me some tough love words as I need to loose minimum of 20 more pounds for my next goal!!!... Read more

  • Night all!

    11/20/2015 10:22:57 PM, by DSCROW

    Running shoes on at 6 am and three miles done before the busy day began. I have been on the go since then until about 5 minutes ago and it's 9:11 pm. Full busy day. I just finished mixing up the hashbrown casserole and the grape salad for to our family Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. I am to be up... Read more

  • 11/20/15

    11/20/2015 9:54:46 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Since my father passed away about 10 years ago, it has become my job at Thanksgiving dinner to say the prayer before we eat. Being the crowd for Thanksgiving varies from year to year at my brother's house, as his wife has many siblings and some come some don't, so I rotate between three prayers tha... Read more

  • The first snowfall was a doozy

    11/20/2015 9:40:42 PM, by MSLZZY

    The snow started at 6:30 this morning, light enough to see pretty innocent until it kicked in by 7:15. Wisely, the administration called off school and by 10 I was shoveling 3 inches of snow. I shoveled another 3 inches at noon and again at 3. We worked a little later than usual but we did... Read more

  • reward yourself

    11/20/2015 9:35:32 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    It's Happy Aloha Friday it's the day I reward myself for working all week and staying healthy , So I start out by buying myself a coffee and a egg sandwich .I make sure I have my favorites for lunch . Which is usually tuna fish with a dab of mayonnaise or a salad with vegetables and fruit and nut... Read more

  • Friday's entry

    11/20/2015 9:33:35 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Well, my doctor appointment went alright. For the most part. Glad I took my daughter in with me cause, to tell the truth, I have a hard time explaining to this doctor what's going on. Just like I have a hard time "expressing myself" in my own thoughts and blogs. It might help if I wasn't always... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse November 20:

    11/20/2015 9:13:26 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Count on God for what you lack. Would you not do the same for someone that you loved? Lord, I know that whatever I am doing, You can and will help. Daily Scripture & Reflection: For who is God, except the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God? Psalm 18:31 A Time to... Read more