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  • What a Horrible Month!

    7/29/2015 5:06:27 PM, by COWARDLYLION59

    Being very serious it has not been a good month here in the old homestead. Sami has turned all thoughts of dumping an almost two year marriage for someone we don't know and don't want to! While Carol her mom went to Missouri for a visit with the grandparents she decided a guy who had been coming to ... Read more

  • Weigh In After Vacation

    7/29/2015 4:18:17 PM, by KATELJM

    Last week I was at the beach in Duck, North Carolina with DH and his daughter and her family (her DH, Granddaughter #1 3 y.o., & Granddaughter #2 1 1/2 y.o.). I opted not to take my Vitamix with me, nor any ingredients for my usual green protein shake. That scared me, I'll admit it. We took a... Read more

  • Static exhibits tonight

    7/29/2015 4:04:33 PM, by MSLZZY

    The GC are heading over to the county fair and today is static exhibit day-anything that doesn't get up and walk itself. So there are clothes, art work, photography, egg, Lego kits and of course, horticulture. DH is leaving soon and will help the horticulture judge but will not be judging ... Read more

  • I'm back!

    7/29/2015 3:44:05 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    Okay I wasn't really "gone", but here's what happened in short :) So my last update was Monday of last week. Tuesday I spent the day at work, and right after supper I left for Winnipeg. Four hours of driving later I got to the airport tired and stressed (never drove there on my own) only to fin... Read more

  • Motivation help....

    7/29/2015 2:45:39 PM, by LTURSS

    What do you do to stay motivated? My motivation right now is my wedding. Andy and I are getting married on July 15, 2016. We're beyond excited for it! I want to feel and look great in my gown and in our photos. I have ordered my gown already and I know that I can lose 25 lbs and still have the... Read more

  • I just can't help it! When I release weight I am happy, when I don't it effects me!

    7/29/2015 1:20:15 PM, by SPARKLINGME176

    I released 2#, (I am the same weight now, that I was at beginning of July. 5# back to goal, now.) I just can't help it! When I release weight I am happy, 185 when I do not, it effects me. 39 You, too? (New blog today, 7-29-15) I am still working/playing VERY hard to be at goal by my God Dau... Read more

  • Day 2 of new journey.

    7/29/2015 12:05:24 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Day 2 of my new journey. Today I will drink at least 9 glasses of water. I will eat fresh veggies and fruit. I will not eat crackers, peanut butter or processed luncheon meats. I will not eat out of boredom. Anyone want to join me. We can do this. ... Read more

  • It Is Most Definitely Due Our GOD

    7/29/2015 11:10:13 AM, by COLOR-BLUE

    244 You Go Ladies and Gentlemen, who brought our Lord's Word to the masses in the street! 243 www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuuZMg
    6NVeA Blessings! - Nancy Jean - GA... Read more

  • I Love Weight Loss Success Stories!

    7/29/2015 9:20:10 AM, by LADYCALICO

    Skinny went from 41# to a svelte and handsome 19# Texas hunk of love: Skinny was found abandoned on the streets of Dallas in 2012 and was taken in and placed on a healthy diet and exercise program by Dr. Brittney Barton of the HEAL Veterinary Hospital, where he is now gainfully employed as t... Read more

  • Being Brave

    7/29/2015 8:08:16 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I can't tell you how many opportunities I've passed up because I've beaten myself down before I've even had a chance to go for the brass ring. In the past, instead of losing weight, I resigned myself to failure almost every time. I could not believe in myself or be brave enough to face the obst... Read more

  • Soak the heat in, sweat it back out!

    7/29/2015 7:01:34 AM, by ONEKIDSMOM

    OK, I may be different, but I love running in the heat. I work in a sedentary job in an air-conditioned (read COLD) office cubicle. When I go outside in the summertime on my breaks, it is to warm up. I may come back in warm, but I soon cool off and find myself reaching for a sweater. I... Read more

  • 3 day trial?????

    7/29/2015 6:02:45 AM, by AUNTIELES53

    So a friend of mine is doing a 3 day trial for herbal life. You get 6 shakes then you eat 2 healthy snacks and 1 healthy meal you can pick and choose which meal you want to eat and which ones you want to drink the shakes for. She has had awesome weight loss with this so I think I am going to give it... Read more

  • The God Kind of Faith - Joel & Victoria

    7/29/2015 5:46:38 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Today’s Scripture:“...the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God...” (Galatians 2:20, ESV) Faith is all around us. People have faith in so many different things: faith that a friend will be true, faith that your job is taking you on a certain career path, fa... Read more

  • Chapter 18, Day 92

    7/29/2015 5:32:36 AM, by VTORIA3

    Fell asleep on couch before dinner, ate, then fell back asleep on couch right after again....guess the high heat and afternoon at the pool tired me out. LOL, I played with granddaughter in the water, but didn't swim myself. 2:00a early rise....Grinding out client work. Ho hum. Lo... Read more

  • DAILY QUOTE

    7/29/2015 12:02:18 AM, by HYE101

    Let us awaken and feel alive with joy and appreciation for this gift of life . – Brendon Burchard... Read more

  • A Few Words from Romans

    7/29/2015 12:01:25 AM, by BETRHO48

    For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing that I hate. Now if I do not do what I want, I agree with the law, that is good. So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in ... Read more

  • Another big step for the fair

    7/28/2015 11:23:13 PM, by MSLZZY

    Tonight was the night to raid the garden and see what the GC would have to show. DH and DD found 3 broccoli, 3 cabbages, 9 kohlrabi and 3 exhibits of yellow and purple beans. It came out even, with each of the 3 GC having the same amount of exhibits. DD forgot the days when we had 4 kids s... Read more

  • 7/28/15

    7/28/2015 11:05:31 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well this has been a long hot day. I got up at 7:30 when my friend who was changing my windshield got to my house. He wanted to do it before it got too hot. I never knew what all went into changing a windshield. I have a new found respect for what he does. While he was doing that I was cutting ... Read more

  • Day #23 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/28/2015 10:51:20 PM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! Is there such a thing as a dance hangover? LOL I've been ill all day, and I am assuming it is due to go-go-going from morning till night yesterday. I did see family yesterday morning, which always stresses me out, so that is probably a more likely culprit than the dancing... Read more

  • Day 194...Part 2

    7/28/2015 9:54:30 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Thank you all for your comments on my blog this morning. Very much appreciate your thoughts and opinions. I managed 5,956 steps today. Tomorrow will be better. I will get an earlier start on my walk, for sure and I will try the elliptical again tomorrow night. Couldn't do it tonight. It jus... Read more

  • A Great Run and RAGBRAI Photos!

    7/28/2015 9:39:45 PM, by K3NDRAR

    Today was my first day back to normal exercise after the craziness that was biking across Iowa. For me, biking doesn't feel like exercise - it just feels like manual transportation in a fun way. So when I got back on the treadmill this evening, it felt like I took a week off entirely (crazy, huh?). ... Read more

  • Considering a full plant-based diet

    7/28/2015 9:30:21 PM, by AUDREYANNDEDE

    Our society is becoming more and more aware of all the chemicals that are added to our food and how much it's processed , even the food items that says they're healthy. Many documentaries are available like they do tate many documentaries are available like " forks over knives ", "earthlings ... Read more

  • The world is malleable

    7/28/2015 8:20:36 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape." Bono Some of you may know that I have a frozen shoulder and there are not many exercises I can do , Or are there. ? So why should I limit myself? I am trying more and more exercise routines, I am f... Read more

  • At the starting gate.

    7/28/2015 6:43:08 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Well here I am again. Back at the starting gate. I was doing good for awhile got down to 262 pounds. This didn't happen overnight, after all I started at 319 lbs. 4 years ago. I am a yoyo dieter. But then I started slipping. Had lots of excuses. But the sad story is I just got lazy and stopped tryin... Read more

  • 10 Things Tuesday - Take 2

    7/28/2015 6:19:33 PM, by BELLESMOM85

    Tuesday snuck right up on me. This is going to be a short blog before I do the 10 things questions. I am not feeling the greatest today. It might be a cold, it might be sinus/allergy problems. Who knows. My bed and a hot cup of cappuccino both sound amazing right now. My left shoul... Read more

  • Sad day in the ER....

    7/28/2015 5:36:36 PM, by GUITARWOMAN

    A patient died. This was very unusual for the hospital where I volunteer, it is not a trauma centre. But it happens, the person went into arrest and could not be resuscitated. When there is such an emergency, visitors are barred from the ER for the duration. And, boy, do people get angry! Entit... Read more

  • Re-starting!!

    7/28/2015 4:41:12 PM, by KBS2344

    Hi SP friends!!! 382 I have been MIA for the last 3 months!! 198 I began my journey (this year anyway) at the beginning of the year.. I lost 13# in the first four months 224 Slowly but surely! I was being very active on SP and walking with the puppies almost daily. I even walked 96 miles in... Read more

  • I Give Myself Permission

    7/28/2015 3:31:37 PM, by CHYNADOLL13

    On yesterday I started back on my weight loss journey. As of today I have done exceptionally well with my eating habit and my water consumption. My only issue is exercising. Now, I must find the time or shall I say make an effort to exercise daily. Yes it's time out for all the excuses as to why I c... Read more

  • Clothing Crisis

    7/28/2015 12:55:19 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I haven't had a clothing crisis in awhile. You know, where you keep pulling stuff out of your closet and putting it on to decide just a few moments later that it isn't going to work and then put something else on SEVERAL more times? Ugh. This always seems to be compounded by the fact that I haven... Read more

  • MY TAKE

    7/28/2015 10:57:44 AM, by HYE101

    You can do it !!!... Read more

  • Day 194....Part 1

    7/28/2015 9:12:28 AM, by SHAWFAN

    Good morning! This is what I'm planning for today! Today stay away from all negativity! We CAN do it!! Thank you, again, for your thoughts on my DH. He started again this morning and I stopped him before he could go on. "Remember...I just fell! I need to get back into the swing of... Read more

  • Day #22 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/28/2015 8:57:06 AM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! Another fun night of dancing! I feel like I am living a charmed life lately with the dancing, snorkeling, and piano playing. Water and music are two of my favorite things...and quality time with my spouse is my absolute favorite thing! :) Today: * Exercise: D... Read more

  • Moring Sunshine

    7/28/2015 8:11:25 AM, by DSCROW

    I have been bringing the puppy in each morning so she will eat puppy food and the adult dogs will eat their food. It makes for a nice start to the day. You shall throw your blanket that it might also flow over the floor at your feet for me to lay upon and chew my toys while you facebook or wor... Read more

  • The Apple of His Eye - Joel & Victoria

    7/28/2015 7:55:50 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Today’s Scripture:“Keep me as the apple of your eye...”(Psalm 17:8, NIV) In this day and age, people are considered to be important for so many different reasons—titles, position, possessions, where you go, what you drive. But God’s value system is very different from the value s... Read more

  • Tough through it Tuesday

    7/28/2015 7:45:51 AM, by ONEKIDSMOM

    Yesterday I respected the rest day on the training schedule. This morning I'm feeling a slump in motivation. I'm sure I'll be better if I just slog through it... so there we go... accountability and determination. * Breakfast has been savored * Bag of snacks/lunch for the workday is packed... Read more

  • domestic viloence

    7/28/2015 5:30:35 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    domestic violence After I left DV I was so relieved and so happy I wasn't killed. Now I almost wish he did kill me because the agony keeps getting worse. I mean like being suicidal and in terms that each day I discover another way in which DV has permanently impacted my life. Besides being impove... Read more

  • Chapter 18, Day 91

    7/28/2015 3:25:44 AM, by VTORIA3

    A very early rise for client work.....more like a nap....instead of pulling an all nighter, which are harder and harder to recover from quickly. A step in the right direction for me. The scale released a couple more pounds since Saturday's weigh in. I must keep this downward direction in mot... Read more

  • DAILY QUOTE

    7/28/2015 12:48:22 AM, by HYE101

    When times are difficult , remind yourself that no pain comes to you without a purpose .... Read more

  • Taking care of family and livestock

    7/27/2015 11:12:00 PM, by MSLZZY

    The first order of business today was to take DS to see the psychologist. We addressed a few subjects after he and the doctor had a private session. I was asked to join in and we talked about DS's concerns and we have things to work on before the next session in August. Then tonight DH and... Read more

  • Good night

    7/27/2015 11:05:02 PM, by DSCROW

    Hey y'all ... and goodnight. My day has just rushed by and I am ready for bed. It's been a great day but I am pooped out. Night all. 176... Read more

  • People you meet in life!

    7/27/2015 10:58:42 PM, by REGILIEH

    Don't regret knowing the people that came in to your life! Good people give you happiness Bad ones give you experience The worst ones give you lessons and the best ones give you memories. Unknown... Read more

  • Change ,,, does help,,, this will be better

    7/27/2015 10:52:24 PM, by DIANEDOESSMILES

    Today I was to get my first cast on,,, it was supposed to be on for 2days, than changed, with them being changed weekly. When the nurse looked at my foot,,, hmm yeah I have in stitches which my own Dr wants to take out. So they couldn't put on the cast. They than told me, their plan which... Read more

  • Change ,,, does help,,, this will be better

    7/27/2015 10:52:23 PM, by DIANEDOESSMILES

    Today I was to get my first cast on,,, it was supposed to be on for 2days, than changed, with them being changed weekly. When the nurse looked at my foot,,, hmm yeah I have in stitches which my own Dr wants to take out. So they couldn't put on the cast. They than told me, their plan which... Read more

  • Day 193...Still not feeling it.

    7/27/2015 9:36:04 PM, by SHAWFAN

    A shortish blog tonight as it's getting late again. Trying to catch up on everything before bed is hectic enough. I didn't get a walk in this morning as my ankle still was bugging me some. Not a whole lot like yesterday, but I didn't want to chance it. And when I did have to walk on it, I too... Read more

  • What a wonderful world.

    7/27/2015 9:30:44 PM, by MYLIBERTY

    My husband was driving on one of the back roads here in Arkansas. I noticed that my 8 year old granddaughter had the sweetest smile on her face. I told her she had a pretty smile and ask her what she was thinking about. She said, "I was just thinking how beautiful the world is." I told her that s... Read more

  • 7/27/15

    7/27/2015 9:14:23 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Boy was it hot today. 98 degrees with a 90% humidity. My windshield picked up two rocks last week and now my windshield has three cracks going in different directions. I hope it doesn't get worse before I go home. Last night I had one crack, this morning three. But the good thing is the windsh... Read more

  • Good Day

    7/27/2015 8:30:36 PM, by JANROLG

    Today was a good day. I stayed within my calorie range, met my water goal, went for a 20 minute walk at lunch, and exercised after work at the gym. I feel really good about it.... Read more

  • It can be done!!!

    7/27/2015 7:52:36 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    "It can be done !!!" Cesar Chavez What can be done? ANYTHING ANYTHING YOU HEART DESIRES YOU HAVE THE POWER YOU HAVE THE PASSION YOU STEER YOUR COURSE YOU CHANGE YOUR DESTINY YOU DECIDE YOU CHOOSE TRY HARD AT ANYTHING YOU WILL SUCCEED ... Read more

  • Still a bit yuck.....

    7/27/2015 7:25:48 PM, by GUITARWOMAN

    147.5 this am, earned 6 www points yesterday. I had a strong stomach ache overnight and today has been some pain and some diarrhoea. I took an Imodium this afternoon and feel better. I stumbled and shuffled through my workout but actually finished it. I also did a 20 minute stroll later ... Read more

  • Monday

    7/27/2015 6:54:18 PM, by BETRHO48

    Another good day. All went smoothly with the placement of DM's PEG (feeding tube inserted into the stomach through the abdominal wall). They will start using it to supplement her food intake starting some time tomorrow. Hopefully, this will improve her nutritional status. I talked to DM on the phone... Read more

  • here I am again

    7/27/2015 6:04:58 PM, by AUNTIELES53

    So here I am back on spark people I finally faced the scale no it was not pretty but it was better then my last weigh in so I will take it. I have moved to kalamazoo so it is a must bigger town I have heard there are trails and stuff around here I am excited to check them out. I will be looking f... Read more

  • Ask - Joel & Victoria

    7/27/2015 5:22:02 PM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Today’s Scripture;“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”(Matthew 7:7, NIV) ' A lot of times, it’s easy to think that we’re not supposed to ask for too much, but the Scripture encourages us to go to God with all of our ne... Read more

  • Buddy Up List at the Indy/Noblesville Rally

    7/27/2015 5:12:29 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Lucy Crazymama46 Fishers, IN Beth ~indygirl Fishers, IN Tina Hoosiergirlindy India
    napolis, IN Tom McCourtt Dayton, OH Brad Bradmill2922 Jefferso
    nville, IN Andrea Rachelle50 Indianap
    olis, IN Michelle McJoyful Indianapo
    lis, IN Geoff Gmccuen Indianapo... Read more

  • Coconut Cream Powder (Chao Thai brand) (edited later)

    7/27/2015 4:28:29 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    So today, I was looking at recipes on SparkPeople and found this one: (Gotta upload link *later*, because iPhone doesn't play nice and will make my blog go bye-bye if I go looking for it now.) (and here is *later* ) recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe
    -detail.asp?recipe=112 Anyhow ... Read more

  • Good Things Take Practice, Even Opus 6

    7/27/2015 2:36:28 PM, by MOSTMOM1

    Have you been waiting for an update, regarding my ukulele, fingerpicking class? I’m sure you have. I’m sure it was right on top of your priority list. Right? Okay, I’ve spared you most of it. You’re welcome. My Facebook friends have been subjected to updates, along with the Lava Song (from P... Read more

  • Finally, The Finishing Touch!

    7/27/2015 1:33:39 PM, by COLOR-BLUE

    This has been al long time coming, but I finally have the time to finish my court session with all of you. This will be a long blog, so please be prepared. We had a very cool judge in the court room. AT one point he told the two attorneys to go outside and discuss a certain item and when they... Read more

  • Another fun-filled morning of Running and walking, yeh!!!

    7/27/2015 12:53:54 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Another fun-filled morning of Running and walking, yeh!!! I run & walk 3 days per wk. for 20 min. during breaktime at work OUTSIDE.312 Mon + Wed + Fri = Run 80 sec + walk 40 sec & Repeat, etc. 20 pushups 320 I went from 60 seconds of running to 80 seconds, yeh!!! ... Read more

  • His Mistake

    7/27/2015 12:07:17 PM, by IDLETYME

    A husband and wife had a tiff. Wife called her Mom and said "He fought with me. I'm coming over to live with you." Mom said "No darling he needs to pay for his mistake. I'm coming to live with you!"... Read more

  • this is not my plan

    7/27/2015 10:53:48 AM, by TATHY49

    well my doctor just said no exercises for me for 5 days ... And I am supposed to take it easy and rest ... Well I guess I will catch up with my reading and I w ill do some cross stich too... The last few days have been , not what I had on mind or had planned for ... so true ....... Read more

  • Weighing

    7/27/2015 9:10:28 AM, by BUTTERFLIES4ME

    I have tracked my food for 100 days today 30 I have to work on this weighing every morning. I let that scale set the tone of my day 227 .... Read more

  • A Week of Biking and Pie

    7/27/2015 9:04:03 AM, by K3NDRAR

    RAGBRAI was amazing. For those who don't know, it's an annual week-long bike ride across Iowa that attracts more than 20,000 people. Its It's basically a huge bike party. It was a great week and an awesome ride but I am exhausted. And according to the scale this morning, I lost half a pound which i... Read more

  • New Book Day - Maintenance version

    7/27/2015 7:44:21 AM, by ONEKIDSMOM

    I'm coming up on the day that I told the At Goal and Maintaining Team is my maintenance anniversary: August 4th. But today marks the start of a new Maintenance Minder diary. I have filled two completely, stretching them out to cover more than the 52 weeks of "full" tracking they provide. ... Read more

  • Chapter 18 - Day 90

    7/27/2015 6:35:19 AM, by VTORIA3

    I am definitely mad at me that I got into the cashews last night to end my consistency streak. All I can do, is move on quickly and focus on today. DAY'S POSITIVES I forced myself out of my desk chair to grab 3 hours sleep last night Grateful for central A/C....it's going to be a hot one t... Read more

  • Sticking to to it.

    7/27/2015 6:10:56 AM, by TIFFANYELLIS75

    I have not been in a good space lately. I needed to do some work. Cleansing of my soul in order to get back on track. So while I was reflecting I came upon this. I need to quit mourning over something that's already over and done. This is a new day. My future can start now.... Read more

  • DAILY QUOTE

    7/27/2015 2:50:43 AM, by HYE101

    Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations ... Read more

  • Day #21 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/27/2015 12:40:41 AM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! Today was not a good food day. I strayed from my plan at breakfast because I woke up feeling kind of yucky, and nothing sounded good except off-plan foods. I stayed in the off-plan zone the rest of the day. I wish I had some wise words to share about what I learned, but t... Read more

  • Temptation

    7/27/2015 12:00:51 AM, by BETRHO48

    No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. ~1 Corinthians 10:13 (ESV)~... Read more

  • Getting ready for the fair

    7/26/2015 10:17:32 PM, by MSLZZY

    Here is DD and GD clipping the last goat for the fair. It takes concentration from DD and cooperation from the goat. We are all glad that task is done. Have a great Monday and thanks for stopping by. HUGS!... Read more

  • Sunday - Some Good News

    7/26/2015 8:45:02 PM, by BETRHO48

    30 OhMyGoodness! DM sounded really good when I talked to her on the phone today. Woo Hoo! And she knows she is going for a procedure tomorrow (She is getting a PEG tube, a feeding tube that is passed into her stomach through a small incision in her abdominal wall.). She cannot remember all the detai... Read more

  • a picture for my.thoughts

    7/26/2015 8:40:32 PM, by TATHY49

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  • a day fasting

    7/26/2015 8:39:11 PM, by TATHY49

    Today Sunday is a day of not solid foods,just liquids and just clear liquids. Orders of my doctor. Tomorrow I will have a colonoscopy done . No much fun drinking only liquids and taking that other stuff I need to take .... So today no food tracking for.me I am so.full of liquids... well I will get ... Read more

  • Pretty Garden

    7/26/2015 8:29:38 PM, by HARROWJET

    On Saturday we visited a garden that is open once a year for the Explore the Shore weekend which took place on Saturday and today. What a garden! I have a hard time taking care of my small plot. This place was wonderful but it must take so much work. Pictures cannot do it justice. The weather w... Read more

  • Chapter 18, day 89

    7/26/2015 8:28:14 PM, by VTORIA3

    Relaxing day full of procrastination with client work. I enjoyed a nap mid afternoon, but my sound sleep was broken by an unimportant phone call from friend. Sigh. Spent some peaceful time drawing this morning. Got at least 10 minutes of fitness in (101 minutes) and 10.6K steps. Food choice... Read more

  • 7/26/15

    7/26/2015 7:48:59 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Not much to report today. Went to church and cantered for the first time in 5 months, since I got this present job. Seems like the songs selected today, were picked to make me think. And think I did. I am tired from a busy week and almost talked myself out of cutting the grass, since it rained t... Read more

  • One potato Two potato

    7/26/2015 7:46:36 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    One potato , two potato , that was the start of my breakfast this morning, People will tell you that potatoes are bad but it simply isn't true. It is what you put on them that will get you into a lot of trouble. Yeah I thought about two potatoes but the pan was on the small side .To my diced p... Read more

  • Fighting The Urge

    7/26/2015 7:39:37 PM, by BELLESMOM85

    That e-card sums up the past week of my life pretty well. I felt like I was constantly fighting back the urge to stress eat. Some days I fought and conquered the urge. Other days I gave in and ate foods that I know are bad for me. The worst part is the stress is coming from family member... Read more

  • Bonus blog: The Prisoner asks "why me?"

    7/26/2015 6:50:50 PM, by ONEKIDSMOM

    Well, it didn't go away, this little orange fluff-ball the Hu-mom calls Rubia. And the kitten will NOT leave me alone. Can I get some peace around here? Apparently, only when the small one sleeps.... Read more

  • Feeling better...normal routine

    7/26/2015 3:54:27 PM, by GUITARWOMAN

    147.2 this AM, earned a whopping 0 WW activity minutes yesterday lol, ate below track yesterday. Well, this is more like it. Thanks all for your good wishes. Friday was actually frightening. My digestive system has a number of things wrong with it, and about once a year causes me so much pai... Read more

  • Day 92....Ha!!

    7/26/2015 1:29:48 PM, by SHAWFAN

    I don't know about much of any kind of exercise today. Reason being as I fell out of our front door by stepping down onto a rock, twising my ankle, falling and twisting my back, hitting the side of my head agains my DH's motorcycle. Not fun. Except for a cut behind my ear, where my earring cut i... Read more

  • Brenda's trail ride

    7/26/2015 1:25:05 PM, by ONEKIDSMOM

    Hi, my name is Brenda Starr Trek. I am a fitness hybrid bicycle, and I live in Barb's garage. This is what I look like when I'm clean. You might remember me from my adventures last year, when I wrote about my big trip to Wisconsin to be in the Rev3 Olympic Distance Triathlon with Barb. www... Read more

  • Parent's Day.....

    7/26/2015 10:21:15 AM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    I miss my mom and dad. I wish that I could see them, hug them tell them how much I love them and how proud of them I am. They gave so much to me and my siblings They were the absolute best parents . Today is Parents Day. Find time for them in your life they will be gone before you know it.... Read more

  • Day #20 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/26/2015 10:14:25 AM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! Fun is a tricky energy balancing act for me. While I was AT the lake yesterday, I didn't feel like I overdid it, but I was really tired once I got home. I am assuming my stamina with those less-often used swimming muscles is improving though. :) Today: * Exe... Read more

  • Part 2 of Vesper Service Speech

    7/26/2015 9:56:15 AM, by REGILIEH

    George Bernard Shaw was once asked if he could do his life over who would he want to be? He personally knew all kinds of statement, famous musicians, Kings, etc. But without hesitation George Bernard Shaw answered, he would like to be the man George Bernard Shaw could have been but wasn't. We... Read more

  • Hiking today

    7/26/2015 9:56:05 AM, by DSCROW

    I got the dogs washed early this morning then myself washed and dressed for church. Lunch is yesterdays left over dinner then off for a hike. We will do the Coldwater momma bear trail again today. I did get a spot of poison ivy last week so I will be careful of the vegetation today. This is the ... Read more

  • Day #19 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/26/2015 9:40:32 AM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! Day #19 was a snorkeling day! We went to a little lake that was formerly a quarry. They had sunk a few things in for scuba divers to check out (truck, small plane, etc.), but the real fun for me was swimming with the fish! The lagoon area had lots of little bluegill nests... Read more

  • Downward Dog

    7/26/2015 8:23:33 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Here I was, feeling bad that Downward Dog was like the one of the few, or almost the only yoga pose that I still do (or still can do!) - and today I read this encouraging blog - 5 Reasons To Do Downward Dog Every Day http://mbg.io/s85onyi Yaa
    aay! ... Read more

  • By His Spirit - Joel & Victoria

    7/26/2015 7:41:10 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Today’s Scripture:“ ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.”(Zechariah 4:6, NIV) In this day and age, we are equipped with so many wonderful resources in the natural: technology, education, abilities. It’s easy to rely on our own natural strength for ... Read more

  • THE "MOMMA" GRIP!

    7/26/2015 7:00:32 AM, by ADIRONDACKMOM

    THIS BLOG IS FOR ALL YOU PARENTS WHO HAVE STRUGGLED TO 'LET GO' OF YOUR CHILDREN WHEN IT WAS TIME FOR THEM TO LEAVE HOME AND START A NEW CHAPTER IN THEIR LIVES! It is so hard to say 'good-bye' to your son or daughter as they leave for war, also.... I have 5 wonderful children, I have had ... Read more

  • DAILY QUOTE

    7/26/2015 1:48:26 AM, by HYE101

    Sometimes you need to burn bridges to stop yourself from crossing them again .... Read more

  • Sick yesterday and today.

    7/25/2015 11:56:07 PM, by GUITARWOMAN

    Well. Was 147 this am with 5 we activity points earned yesterday. After I blogged, my stomach, which is usually giving me some problems ramped it up and I ended up sick and vomiting. Took it easy today, and am feeling better. I think the 147 is a blip because of the illness. I'll blog in more de... Read more

  • A new point of focus

    7/25/2015 11:48:37 PM, by MSLZZY

    The new week leads into the final days of preparation for the county fair. The exhibits from the garden will be slim pickings indeed. The beans show promise, cabbages should work and maybe broccoli. A far cry from other years but it is okay. The GC will get too overwhelmed so we all agree ... Read more

  • chapter 18, day 88

    7/25/2015 11:44:02 PM, by VTORIA3

    Consistency goals met: at least 10 min of fitness (did 61); 10K+ steps no snacking Added plus: ate in daily calorie range Had a fun day at city wading pool with granddaughter. She had a great time, but sunscreen washed off and I didn't realize it, poor little Sweets... Hope your ... Read more

  • 7/25/15

    7/25/2015 10:33:56 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Boy the month is almost over, and the week is ending. Have I reached all the goals I had set for this week? Probably not, because I always set too many goals or set goals that are too far to reach. But this has been a good week. I did set a goal to stay positive this week, and I believe I did th... Read more

  • Day 191 and not as active as I'd thought it was going to be...

    7/25/2015 10:09:04 PM, by SHAWFAN

    It's getting late, again so this will be kinda short, probably. We were up relatively early this morning, hoping to go to the gym, however DH was hurting this morning and didn't want to go. So, I didn't want to go by myself. We decided instead to go to Farmer's Market before it got... Read more

  • MY FIRST HIKE SINCE HIP SURGERY TODAY!!

    7/25/2015 9:15:23 PM, by MARYANNGI

    What an awesome day I had. Taking my first hike since my surgery on June 16th was incredible. Unfortunately would you believe that my cell took better pictures than camera!?? So I have only 3 pictures to for my blog. Mary and I went to Crawford Notch in Northern New Hampshire this morning and... Read more

  • Goings on

    7/25/2015 7:01:05 PM, by LOPEYP

    I realized that I haven't written a blog since last week so it is time. Lots going on at home. Hubby continues to improve. The swelling is better. He actually has toes again. He goes back to the surgeon on Tuesday to have the bandage changed. Monday/Tuesday the painters came and painted... Read more

  • Snake

    7/25/2015 5:55:05 PM, by DAN072254

    I found a rattlesnake in my backyard. I was pull weeds and stuck my hand on it. Lucky for me its a cool day and the snake wasn't moving very fast. Unfortunately I had to kill it I have grandkids that play in the backyard 39... Read more

  • Rememberance 5 K

    7/25/2015 3:47:20 PM, by DSCROW

    Beautiful day to run with a friend Best finish on this course so far. Lots of hills! and that was by 8:30 am. Have a great day everyone!... Read more