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  • Hey

    8/31/2016 11:59:56 PM, by LYNXMYNX

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  • Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for August 31:

    8/31/2016 11:58:50 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: When God answers prayer, He gives us the right answer. Lord, my greatest strength comes when I trust in You. Daily Scripture & Reflection: Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Romans 12:11 A Time to Think: We fail in the work of grace and... Read more

  • Cleaning out the refrigerator and a pail of fluff

    8/31/2016 11:15:39 PM, by MSLZZY

    Interesting mix of topics which I will address later. The day went quite smoothly. SIL was in and he got a lot done as well as I. I have plenty of letters to get in the mail and lots of filing to do and I was pleased to accomplish both. After work, I had an hour's worth of chores and make ... Read more

  • St Last

    8/31/2016 10:43:29 PM, by CHRISTYG1949

    When I see myself at my goal weight I will have a huge smile on my face and feel so proud of myself.... Read more

  • Wednesday night and I'm not done yet....

    8/31/2016 10:04:54 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Hello friends, Quick one tonight, hopefully, cause I have about 1500 more steps to do to make 10,000 for the day. Started out this morning with 45 minute walk PLUS 2 sets of squats, 2 sets of 25 modified pushups, 2 sets of leg lifts. Once home, I had some cleaning to do and watching the gran... Read more

  • Progress

    8/31/2016 9:37:03 PM, by MLIEN913

    It's the end of August. While I didn't reach my goal I still see progress. My clothes fit looser, I'm lifting heavier weights, and I have more stamina. I attribute all of this to the more positive attitude. I've given it up to G-d because I can't do this alone. Looking at the "glass half full" is a... Read more

  • Tracking Food & Exercise Here

    8/31/2016 9:10:34 PM, by FUNFITFREEDOM

    I really don't like tedious work. I admire those, like my husband, who enjoy patiently doing repetitive or slow work. So not me. To me tracking food and exercise on Sparkpeople is tedious and it tries my patience. All winter this year I tracked food & exercise and in retrospect it allowed me to... Read more

  • I was late today or was I

    8/31/2016 8:30:04 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    I got up a little later than I wanted to today. I am late I thought !!! Then I rethought things and .... I was not to late to eat a quick healthy breakfast I was not to late to get a ultra healthy walk in. I was not to late to drink all my water today . I was not to late to get to the j... Read more

  • Just focusing on today.

    8/31/2016 7:46:28 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    I am getting back on track. Just focusing on today. 1. Eat healthy. 2. Count every calorie. Get up and move. ... Read more

  • 8/31/16

    8/31/2016 7:09:55 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Didn't do too much today! Rain kept me indoors. So no yard work. The good thing is that the temps the next few days will be lower with less humidity. Supposed to have a nice weekend for Labor Day weather wise. Low 80's for the weekend for highs and upper 50's at night. I still haven't heard fro... Read more

  • September Goals

    8/31/2016 12:51:32 PM, by LOPEYP

    I have been struggling with food choices and just eating too much. My willpower seems to have gone bye-bye. 39 I was reading an article about ways to improve your willpower and one of the suggestions was to be more mindful of decisions. Questioning something as simple as why am I having a cup of te... Read more

  • Staff Retreat

    8/31/2016 12:19:23 PM, by TOSTAYHEALTHY

    I hear now that those who are active in the community are more likely to be successful with their goals. I want that for me too. Yesterday was our staff retreat; a Taco potluck & a continental breakfast. I had already planned out my meals on Sunday so I stuck with making my own breakfast at home b... Read more

  • Happy Wednesday to all

    8/31/2016 11:50:20 AM, by TSHAWGER

    I didn't get to walk this morning, because I am sub teaching at a high school. Having a great day. I live being around kids.... Read more

  • Great workout today!

    8/31/2016 9:30:44 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I did an old favorite, it's a cardio dance workout, but for some reason, I sweated even more today and I felt like I was half dead at the end of the 45 minutes! The cold shower afterwards felt so good! I ate dinner before I showered! I am thankful for the rain, it has been raining off and on fo... Read more

  • 6 of 20 mile caught up

    8/31/2016 8:02:06 AM, by DSCROW

    My goal is 6 more today between lunch and after work walking/running but 4 might be more realistic. I will do what I can :) Bella is ready to go to work with me today and this helps my miles with her daily walks through the day. Have a great day everyone :)... Read more

  • Chapter 23, Day 1 of 100 Days of Accountability

    8/31/2016 6:03:32 AM, by VTORIA3

    Hello, Chapter 23. This one holds promise for early steady results, with my strong desire to lose inches before the 2 October weddings. I did some reading on the internet this morning about weight gain from strength training and it was confirmed. Seems it occurs over the first couple of weeks... Read more

  • Prolong Your Life - Joel and Victoria

    8/31/2016 5:55:53 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Today's Scripture: "Do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity." (Proverbs 3:1-2, NIV) So many people today are looking for ways to prolong their lives and renew their youth, but God already has a... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 39

    8/30/2016 11:37:49 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today I changed things up some. I rode the bike for 30 minutes plus I worked out with my trainer for 60 minutes. Today was just a sucky work afternoon. Tomorrow has the potential to be even worse but If it is heads will roll and mine will not be among them. I am so glad I am leaving town on Thursday... Read more

  • Two and a half hours

    8/30/2016 11:35:37 PM, by MSLZZY

    That is how long it took DH and I to catch and crate the chickens. It would have gone faster if we didn't have to reband some of the chickens. Those little plastic bands get caught and pull right off. At least they are easier to put on than the metal one we used years ago. After a quick ... Read more

  • EATING HEALTHY WHEN AWAY FROM HOME

    8/30/2016 11:35:35 PM, by JOANN25

    We have a group that meets at church on Tuesday evenings. We plan a menu one week in advance and everyone contributes. Tonight was a good night for healthy choices. We had chicken breasts, green bean casserole, macaroni/cheese (portion control on this one) cookies for desert (I only ate one)... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 38

    8/30/2016 11:33:09 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Once again 30 minutes on the exercise bike. I am going to try to change things up a little more in September.... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 37

    8/30/2016 11:30:20 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Right now I am very boring with my work out routine but at least I am being consistent. Once again I rode the exercise bike for 30 minutes... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for August 30:

    8/30/2016 10:52:10 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: We have been given a treasure of talents which should be accepted with responsibility and gratitude. Lord, may my gifts flourish in great faith and charity so that they may also benefit others. Daily Scripture & Reflection: So God created people in his own image; God patte... Read more

  • jokes and bsg bonus blog wk 4

    8/30/2016 10:02:07 PM, by CANDOK1260

    The bonus blog for bsg this week is about fitness. What is your favorite fitness activity and Why? My favorite fitness is anything in the pool. It don't matter if it aerobic or swimming I like it, I like the pool because I can do more in the water than on land, Your least favorite? My least favorit... Read more

  • 8/30//16

    8/30/2016 9:08:50 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Didn't do much today. Seemed almost like I had jet lag. Just cleaned the house, and played with Mikey on and off today. He is getting to be so cute. We had a great day for potty training. No accidents inside! Yippee! He is starting to con Chris. He is taking him to his bed at night and lets ... Read more

  • Crazy day!

    8/30/2016 8:59:49 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Continued from my status posted previously: got the last load of laundry out of the dryer and put clothes away. I found $5 from first dryer load so I put it in a savings jar in my room. After THREE and a half hours cleaning I feel exhausted, and my day is NOT complete until I talk to my nephew And... Read more

  • Wow.....Family

    8/30/2016 8:22:38 PM, by MISSPEACHES3

    We had a reunion of cousins this past Friday and Saturday. (From my Mother's side of the family.) My Sister drove in from Nebraska on Thursday and left this morning at 5:30 a.m. We had an impromptu gathering on Friday at a hotel where some of the relatives were staying. There were 8 of us fo... Read more

  • Preview of Fall

    8/30/2016 7:55:12 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Today was a chilly morning . I needed my sweatshirt to go for a walk. Since the air was cooler and fresher I seemed to feel lighter, I also walked farther and faster 50 minutes and for some unknown reason the garbage trucks did not even anger me. I really loved my preview to fall and am so lookin... Read more

  • Challenges of the day

    8/30/2016 7:14:33 PM, by MLIEN913

    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. That feels so true this week. I'll be the best me I can be.... Read more

  • What's That Emoji Thing??

    8/30/2016 1:50:15 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Today, I was looking at my recent emoji list to send a reply back to my husband. I saw the round blue ball thing with the grey bottom, and couldn't decide what it was. I didn't remember deliberately selecting and using it, so I probably had fat fingered it by mistake. Asked husband and he thought... Read more

  • When it comes to exercise...

    8/30/2016 12:27:57 PM, by CHRISTYG1949

    I am really good at arm exercises. I stink at core exercises.... Read more

  • Here I go!!!

    8/30/2016 11:38:17 AM, by FABAT40

    I've been slowly meandering my way back to Spark in the past month. So here I am, my first official blog. I must say it's been awhile, I am amazed by the members on here. I have been inspired, commiserated, and learned while checking in on old friends and reading the blogs!! it feels good to be ... Read more

  • Happy Tuesday to all

    8/30/2016 9:06:11 AM, by TSHAWGER

    Beautiful morning to walk. Enjoyed my 4 mile walk. My neighbor joined me again this morning.... Read more

  • Boo HISSSS on low monthly mileage!

    8/30/2016 8:43:34 AM, by DSCROW

    My mileage for the month is 79...boo Hiss. I only had 5.17 miles logged for last week due to illness (20 miles under my weekly goal). I was sick with this urinary thing. I was sicker than I realized not even to notice I wasn't logging miles. I am feeling better and will log some today and tomorr... Read more

  • Tricky Merchants!

    8/30/2016 5:56:38 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I made a purchase of a set of 2 rechargeable batteries, then I surfed around, and found the exact same thing for a much cheaper price. So, I contacted the merchant via live chat and cancelled the first order and made a 2nd order (the cheaper one). But instead of refunding the money into my bank... Read more

  • Gifts by Grace - Joel and Victoria

    8/30/2016 5:48:22 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Today's Scripture: "We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us..."(Romans 12:6, NIV) God has given each of us gifts, and He's given us the grace, the supernatural power to operate in those gifts. In other words, if God has called you to do something, He has equipped yo... Read more

  • Chapter 22, Day 100

    8/30/2016 5:44:37 AM, by VTORIA3

    Yes, that half pound is gone now.....nothing different.....convinced the gain overnight was caused from strength training. The muscles must collect water in them after the slight tears to the tissue as part of the process. Today is another strength training day, so I will see if my body gains anot... Read more

  • Change of plans

    8/29/2016 10:52:12 PM, by MSLZZY

    Since all of the bantam breeds of chickens are never outside in the dirt, we did not have to wash any of them tonight. DH can spot clean at the fair, if need be. We will go out early and crate the little ones first and save the larger one for last so they do not get overheated. It shouldn'... Read more

  • Love every step

    8/29/2016 10:38:49 PM, by BRIGHTSPARK7

    I led a retreat for nearly two hundred women this weekend. Phew! Amazing stuff orchestrated by the divine field of all that is. But ... Even though I didn't take excellent care of my nourishment needs, I accept myself and love myself I see I have been judging myself for not nurturing myself enoug... Read more

  • My biggest supporter

    8/29/2016 10:37:51 PM, by CHRISTYG1949

    My biggest supporter has been my fitness buddy, Sue. She is there to workout with me and encourage me every day.... Read more

  • Nothing Will Stop Me!

    8/29/2016 10:20:05 PM, by PHATGYPSY

    I'm loving this journey. Along the way I am finding me and I'm learning to love me and respect me. I lost me with every pound I gained, BUT NO MORE. I don't have the support that I wish I did, but that's ok, because NOTHING will stop me and I'm not going back to where I was. SparkPeople and SparkC... Read more

  • Monday night entry.

    8/29/2016 9:52:03 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Hello friends, Today wasn't a bad day in all. 45 minute walk this morning, some stair climbing, 45 minute on elliptical this evening. Cleaning kitchen afterward. Got in over 10,400 steps in for the day. Not too shabby. Hoping the rest of the week goes as smoothly. Have a good night all... Read more

  • Motivational Monday

    8/29/2016 9:07:28 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    It's the start of a new week , It is a new beginning a chance to get it right. It's Motivational Monday what did you do today to make your life better, ? I Ate healthy today, I drank all my water . I slept eight hours giving myself a jump start on my morning. I made good choices and reje... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for August 29:

    8/29/2016 8:24:08 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: To be rich is to have good friends, good health, and the energy to experience the many things that life offers. Lord, I rejoice in the true and most meaningful riches of my life. Daily Scripture & Reflection: I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go. Genesis ... Read more

  • 8/29/16

    8/29/2016 7:11:34 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Today I have been spending the day catching up on all the things I missed over the weekend. Started the day by cutting the grass. Since it rained late last week, I couldn't cut it before the retreat, so it was long and clumpy due to a heavy dew last night. So I will need to cut it again in a cou... Read more

  • Monday headache

    8/29/2016 7:06:54 PM, by MLIEN913

    It has been a challenging day today. The dog acted up while walking this morning. She wanted to play with a dog across the road and nearly ran into traffic to get there. I put on the Gentle Leader nose harness for the rest of the walk. At work I had to handle another account that I'm not familiar ... Read more

  • Not Quite Yet...But Do You Have a Prayer Request?

    8/29/2016 5:53:54 PM, by SUNSHINE192DAY

    Just waiting on God's timing for Benjamin's birthday. I am kind of hoping for Friday because Jesus saved me on that day, 8 years ago. But any day would be great. It'll be Thursday or Friday at the latest. I appreciate the well wishes and prayers and all the good birth stories y'all have shared with ... Read more

  • A new mindset is needed

    8/29/2016 5:16:03 PM, by DINIE123

    244If you have negative thoughts, change them to positive. So let me try this for a lifestyle change. "I love candy, sweets" to "I don't need sweets to survive, they are temporary gratifiers that don't last long." "I don't really want to exercise, it takes so much time and energy" to "I signe... Read more

  • Precision, Help, and Other Things

    8/29/2016 2:19:48 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    On Saturday, I was given a meal plan by my personal trainer. I was quite surprised by how much food was on it until I looked at my current diet. He has condensed roughly what my current diet is to about four hours less a day. That being said, it uses a LOT of chicken (good thing that he left it open... Read more

  • MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY

    8/29/2016 1:15:31 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

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  • Start of another week...

    8/29/2016 8:57:29 AM, by SHAWFAN

    Good morning friends, It's the start of another week and getting to the end of another month. How 2016 is going by so quickly! 40 minute walk this morning. Don't know if I'll get the chance to do much exercise this afternoon after work since there's a few things that need to be done once... Read more

  • Feeling Better

    8/29/2016 8:30:22 AM, by DSCROW

    I feel like I am getting back on track! Have a great Day everyone!... Read more

  • Happy Monday to all

    8/29/2016 8:26:37 AM, by TSHAWGER

    Well just got done with my walk, my neighbor joined me. Taking all my bigger clothes to cosigment shop today.... Read more

  • Chapter 22, Day 99

    8/29/2016 6:10:10 AM, by VTORIA3

    It will be another hot and humid day today. I have to make sure I get outside for my interval walk / jog as soon as it is light so that I can be out during the coolest part of the day. The scale was a disappointment this morning. There is no way I could have gained back a half pound displayed... Read more

  • Increase of Grace - Joel and Victoria

    8/29/2016 5:27:17 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Today's Scripture: "...But where sin increased, grace increased all the more."(Romans 5:20, NIV) So many people today live in guilt and condemnation over their past mistakes and wrongdoings. They have this attitude that they are too far gone or they've made too many mistakes. They think that i... Read more

  • Most disappointed in myself!

    8/29/2016 4:27:57 AM, by EOWYN2424

    Oh Good Lord! I put on 4.6kg over the weekend! How could I have have drank so much!!!! The weather has been beastly hot!!!! My mouth felt constantly dry!!!! The nurse only set my dialysis target at 3.5kg but God answered my prayers! By the time my breakfast was digested, what came out was 3.9kg... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for August 28:

    8/28/2016 10:31:17 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: To be rich is to have good friends, good health, and the energy to experience the many things that life offers. Lord, I rejoice in the true and most meaningful riches of my life. Daily Scripture & Reflection: For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord gives grace and g... Read more

  • Habits here vs vacation

    8/28/2016 10:13:15 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Ok I know title is weird, but I'll TRY to explain. I'm NOT eloquent in speech! I don't understand why I drink MORE soda at my apartment than when I'm on vacation. I normally have soda one day each week, yesterday I had a diet pop and today was not diet. In fact, I counted my soda -- Dr Pepper-- to ... Read more

  • 8/28/16

    8/28/2016 10:06:31 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Boy this has been a great weekend. I was with 34 other men, on fire with the Lord. Was such a moving weekend. Made some new friends, offered advice and had a great weekend spiritually, physically and mentally. Who could ask for more? The food at the retreat center was fantastic, but I had to ke... Read more

  • Washing chickens for the State Fair

    8/28/2016 9:57:28 PM, by MSLZZY

    Yes, we do have to wash the chickens for the State Fair. You put special shampoo in a 5 gallon pail of water and dunk the chicken up and down quickly, then dunk them in clean water to rinse and put them in a clean area with wood shavings on the floor to keep them clean. We did all the larg... Read more

  • jokes and week 4 bsg blog

    8/28/2016 8:54:28 PM, by CANDOK1260

    This blog is about . "Three Things I've Learned About Exercising", 1. exercising don't have to be formal exercises it can be something like housework or cutting grass. 2. do it at your own pace it not a contest 3. it can be fun if you find the right one for you A NEW AGE VEGETARIAN S... Read more

  • Stuck.

    8/28/2016 7:43:32 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    How I am feeling in my journey. ... Read more

  • Fall Zumba class awaits

    8/28/2016 6:22:06 PM, by VTORIA3

    Several years ago, I took a zumba class from an excellent instructor who had her own studio. I appreciated that she was mindful of age level and mobility, creative, and ran a super fun class. A groupon for zumba called out to me....the class is within a mile and the offer on the instructor's w... Read more

  • Feeling stronger everyday

    8/28/2016 4:12:37 PM, by MLIEN913

    This has been an off week. I ate well but suffered a few days of the blahs. That plus a week of steroids for my neck could mean a weight gain. If it turns out I gained 2-5 lbs it won't be the end of the world. Any gain will be a disappointment but I can lose it again. Keeping positive has been a ch... Read more

  • THE DASH DIET WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTION

    8/28/2016 11:59:22 AM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    I have had an extraordinary week. I have been on "The DASH DIET WEIGHT LOSS SOLUTION" for over two weeks not. I cannot believe how easy it is to follow .I am never hungry .I needed to bring my numbers down.. my blood pressure, as well as my weight. i am feeling more hopeful about the fut... Read more

  • Happy Sunday to all

    8/28/2016 10:15:51 AM, by TSHAWGER

    Hope everyone had a blessed Sunday. Try to do one thing nice for someone else. Try to think of at least one thing your thankful for in your life.... Read more

  • Chapter 22, Day 98

    8/28/2016 9:19:02 AM, by VTORIA3

    Time to get a move on my day today. It's been a busy couple of days from taking MIL out for the afternoon for shower gift shopping and lunch, and then yesterday's engagement party for my niece. Before I went to the party, I'd taken a half hour to try on the 4 dresses that I need to whittle 2-3... Read more

  • QOD AUGUST 28, 2016

    8/28/2016 9:11:08 AM, by JACQUELINE2010

    Have a great day today. Keep on smiling. ... Read more

  • Sonday

    8/28/2016 8:45:31 AM, by DSCROW

    I awoke intending to walk but am listening to my body and will rest a little today. I did 2 miles with the hubby yesterday. My miles for the month are good. I am instead enjoying the morning. I have the crock pot going for dinner and spaghetti squash in the oven as fo noodles. I am set. I had ... Read more

  • Improvements

    8/28/2016 7:47:28 AM, by CHRISTYG1949

    In addition to the obvious weight loss, I feel stronger overall and my knees feel stronger as well. I have to baby them and the exercises to strengthen the muscles around my knees do seem to be working!... Read more

  • Chapter 22, Day 97 ... Didn't think I had it in me

    8/28/2016 12:22:14 AM, by VTORIA3

    Two major food victories over yesterday and today: 1) Took half my restaurant entree home. Normally, when I order just fish and vegetables, I'd eat it all, figuring I ordered as lean as I could, plus I am never in the habit of leaving food uneaten on my plate. Boxed up half for home for anoth... Read more

  • Saturday...

    8/28/2016 12:03:02 AM, by SHAWFAN

    Hello friends, What happened to the rain that we were supposed to get here in KC?! It was supposed to be raining all weekend! Not that I'm complaining that it's not! Would like to have a correct weather forecast though to be able to prepare for the day ahead! Geesh!! DH took the grands ... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 36

    8/27/2016 11:56:54 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today it was a good thing I am committed to this challenge or I probably wouldn't have exercised. Friday and Saturday are normally my days of but someone is out of town so I worked for him. It has thrown of my routine and it has made me tired because I didn't get a couple of days to mentally recharg... Read more

  • Just ordered an Activity Tracker!

    8/27/2016 11:39:32 PM, by EOWYN2424

    I really wanted a Samsung smart watch, the Gear 2 Classic in Rose Gold, to be precise! But that costs like RM1,899, way out of my league. Well, I was surfing around and I found an activity tracker for only RM59! It can track sleep, is a pedometer, BMI and more! I can't wait for it to arrive! ... Read more

  • Oh No! I Got BUZZED!

    8/27/2016 10:36:12 PM, by 2BDYNAMIC

    Unfortunately, it is true! ....I am old enough to know better and, believe me, I did not deliberately set out to get Buzzed ..... But life is funny and in a single moment, my life changed before my eyes!.... It has been a long...... long time since anything like this has happened ... But here goes... Read more

  • A clean house-the kids are coming

    8/27/2016 10:10:57 PM, by MSLZZY

    I knew both of the younger sons and their spouses were coming and I really needed to sweep and mop after DH left for the farmers market. I kept the washing machine and the dryer running so that the laundry would be done before Sunday. It looks pretty good. We had the annual car show in tow... Read more

  • Busy Saturday

    8/27/2016 8:15:54 PM, by MLIEN913

    It was a little busier than expected. The car needed service and that took a couple of hours. Then there were the chores that required running about. We found time to visit a food truck festival. I kept my eating low. I did have a soda though. Now I'm just relaxing at home.... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for August 27:

    8/27/2016 6:51:17 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: Treat your family as you would treat a best friend. Lord, help me to treasure my family with all of their imperfections as well as my own and cherish the time we have together. Daily Scripture & Reflection: Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have p... Read more

  • Special Weekend Update...

    8/27/2016 12:50:46 PM, by SUNSHINE192DAY

    As most of my regular blog readers know I usually don't have the time to post on the weekends. But I'm done with school until mid-October so I decided I'd just take some time. I have a very special way that I'm going to announce baby Ben's arrival both on here and facebook so that will be something ... Read more

  • A difficult time

    8/27/2016 12:26:07 PM, by CHRISTYG1949

    I recently retired. My job over the last few years was extremely stressful. I made it through by realizing that I was nearing the end of my time and trying not to seat the small things.... Read more

  • Weight

    8/27/2016 11:51:52 AM, by GET2BEFIT

    I always get asked -- and I ask too -- "I eat right, exercise and maintain/gain weight. Why? I know people who are couch potatoes, as wide as four tires and ALWAYS complain they're tired, so they ask me for help. I'm glad to guide but I can't do it for them. I can provide tools but the complainer... Read more

  • I dube today do what I want day

    8/27/2016 8:34:25 AM, by DSCROW

    I will do only what I want to today! No pressure and only kindness to my recovering self. This may include a walk with the hubby this morning and a trip to the grocery this afternoon but otherwise just peace and calm. The walk will be just that, with little running, as I get my groove back an... Read more

  • Happy Saturday to all

    8/27/2016 8:27:51 AM, by TSHAWGER

    Going to go visit my daughter and new grandson. They make me happy in my life. Everyone have a wonderful day!... Read more

  • Our Work Is Never Done, Spark Friends

    8/27/2016 6:50:05 AM, by SUNSET09

    HADES Why do we build the wall? My children, my children Why do we build the wall? CERBERUS Why do we build the wall? We build the wall to keep us free Thatís why we build the wall We build the wall to keep us free HADES How does the wall keep us free? My children, my c... Read more

  • Met with the Trainer

    8/27/2016 6:41:35 AM, by LOPEYP

    Met with the new trainer last Wednesday. I think I'm going to like her. You know how they say you can't judge a book by its cover? I guess that was what I had been doing with the trainer. She's worked at the gym for a few years now but she is very quiet and reserved. I picked her through process o... Read more

  • An Ornament of Grace - Joel and Victoria

    8/27/2016 6:17:40 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Today's Scripture: "Do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck." (Proverbs 3:21-22, NIV) No matter what decisions you may be facing today, God wants to equip you and empower you to mak... Read more

  • Finals and Another Eventful Doctor's Appointment!

    8/27/2016 12:04:29 AM, by SUNSHINE192DAY

    Well starting off I had an 8-10 page research paper due this week. I did great actually 203 out of a possible 210 so I'm sure I'm getting an A in Psychology of Personality! Yay! Thursday I had another of the weekly doctor's appointments for Benjamin. My doctor measured my belly and at 38 weeks... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for August 26:

    8/26/2016 11:40:18 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: Take care of your own emotional and spiritual needs first and it will become natural to reach out lovingly to others. Lord, I depend on Your help in every situation. Daily Scripture & Reflection: So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doin... Read more

  • Cleaning up messes

    8/26/2016 11:09:19 PM, by MSLZZY

    It is a shame when people are so quick to push mistakes off onto others just so they can come out on top. One of our farmers is making a big stink for his mistake in reporting his acres in two different agencies incorrectly. Now he and his wife want us to "just fix it". I think he realized... Read more

  • 24 hours no fever no chills may be on the mend

    8/26/2016 7:15:36 PM, by DSCROW

    Right now I have a headache and I am tired. Its been a busier day than I expected but that frees up tomorrow. I did some things good for me... Thursday got a pedicure and went to lunch with a work associate. Today slept late, got my hair done, and got a massage. We had a real nice dinner of crab... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 35

    8/26/2016 6:21:01 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today I was good and rode the bike for 40 minutes before I went to work. I am now more then a third of the way through this challenge. It was been good for me because there have been a few days that I would not have exercised with out this challenge.... Read more

  • Better news about my knee injury.

    8/26/2016 4:42:23 PM, by LIFENPROGRESS

    I actually injured the MCL -- Medial Collateral Ligament. Much less complicated than an ACL tear would've been. Still on Prednisone and anti-inflammatory meds. Don't need other pains meds. I'm wearing a compression sleeve and a knee brace. I've rested all week. Not gone outside or done... Read more

  • Catchphrases, Superheroes, and Frame of Mind

    8/26/2016 2:22:09 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Many people see themselves rising in falling daily, and even within a day, with the amount of determination they have for change. With a different frame of mind, people even act differently. The actual psychological definition of frame of mind concerns the state and behaviors of a person in reaction... Read more

  • Low Carb Crock Pot Recipes - for those who asked :0)

    8/26/2016 2:04:20 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

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    k-pot-recipes... Read more

  • Feeling ready

    8/26/2016 1:24:21 PM, by MLIEN913

    Today I feel motivated so I've done most of my workouts in the morning to avoid the heat. After work today I have a lot of clearing to do. I can count all of that lifting and climbing as a workout. This weekend will be filled with chores too. Sunday is rehearsal again. That's another workout swin... Read more

  • Saturday, August 27, 1966

    8/26/2016 11:34:25 AM, by HARROWJET

    August 27, 1966 It was Saturday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic). In that special week of August people in US were listening to Summer In The City by The Lovin' Spoonful. In UK With A Girl Like You by Troggs was in the top 5 hits. Alfie, directed by ... Read more

  • Friday, 8/26/16

    8/26/2016 11:29:00 AM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    TGIF! I'm allowing myself 15 minutes on Spark this morning before I get into the craziness on my desk, lol. I checked my email and watered all of my plants. Does that sound like stalling? I found a typo (actually not my typo) but the same result. I'll have to go in and fix it on all the documen... Read more

  • On a roll!

    8/26/2016 11:21:55 AM, by ISABELLE84

    Iíve reviewed my streaks: in June, July and August, I did (at least) 1000 fitness minutes. It had been a while since I was that consistent in my activities. And it feels great. It feels empowering. I like it. I aim to bike to work 3 times a week and before, I'd wait until Wednesday to start because.... Read more

  • 2016-08-26

    8/26/2016 11:12:13 AM, by OVERACTIVEELBOW

    This was one of many posters in an email I received yesterday... Most of the posters were of service dogs in action with captions.. I liked this one best. ... Read more

  • Five Reasons

    8/26/2016 10:31:17 AM, by CHRISTYG1949

    1. I feel better after working out even when I have to take it easy. 2. I don't want to disappoint my workout buddy or myself. 3. I like seeing my strength increase. 4. I feel stronger. 5. It is easier to climb stairs without feeling winded (thank you treadmill incline.)... Read more