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  • Day 168

    7/1/2015 9:57:40 PM, by SHAWFAN

    A short blog as I should be in bed already. Got a walk in this morning of about 45 minutes. I did manage to get more steps in during the day. We went to the gym after work and I did some weight training instead of elliptical. Yeah Me! My arms and legs are sore and my tummy feels the pinch a... Read more

  • Wednesday - Conference!

    7/1/2015 9:21:43 PM, by BETRHO48

    All-in-all, the conference went pretty well. Everyone in the family was there who needed to be, including my older DB on the phone from Texas. The doctor, case manager, dietitian, physical therapist, all were there. They explained everything that is going on and answered all of our questions. ... Read more

  • 7/1/15

    7/1/2015 8:58:53 PM, by RHOOK20047

    July 1, the halfway point of the year. Are you halfway to your annual goal? I know I am not. It shows me that I still have work to do. Although some folks thought my goal for the year to lose another 50 lbs was too aggressive, I had hoped to be able to do. I am not giving up, I know that I have... Read more

  • Good night's sleep

    7/1/2015 7:58:08 PM, by DSCROW

    Man I slept good. I fought to stay awake as long as I did. Today has been a productive day with billing for the month of June completed (Woo Hoo). and most of my clients came today despite it being the week of the 4th. I got my steps in and a walk so that all in all made it a great day. ... Read more

  • Make a list of Love

    7/1/2015 7:55:18 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Make a careful list of all things done to you that you abhorred. Don't do them to other's ever. Make another list of things done for you that you loved. Do them for others always ." Dee Hock Remember to smile and be kind and as always look for Hugs , Happiness and Healthy Living ... Read more

  • Perception of progress

    7/1/2015 7:42:26 PM, by NAYKNITS

    The past couple of weeks haven't been good ones for me. I've been feeling a bit frustrated. As mentioned in my previous blog ( Found herewww.sparkpeople.com/mypage
    _public_journal_individual
    .asp?blog_id=5922699 ) I began a new fitness regime. Now, don't get me wrong, I am loving the classe... Read more

  • My Story and How I Lost 225 Pounds

    7/1/2015 5:07:32 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now. Beth Donovan's No Weight Loss Surgery, No Crazy Diets, No Extreme Exercise Story of Joy on a Journey: Pounds lost total: 225 and counting I don't have an abundance of will power, nor am I a mega strong person. I am definitely willful a... Read more

  • Day 2 and hoping I can keep it up.

    7/1/2015 5:01:03 PM, by NPA4LOSS

    This is day two of exercising and tracking. I have a couple of Weight Loss and Exercise challenges going on. My 60+ team is doing their Summer weight loss challenge and of course there is the Christmas Melt Monthly Challenge. Both of these groups are so much fun! I attended the exercise class yest... Read more

  • Weight Lost

    7/1/2015 3:45:52 PM, by GETTINGSERIOUS

    Hi, So I lost 4 pounds last month. I was 250 and now I am 246. My goal was to lose 5 pounds per month this year. That would be 30 pounds and so far I have lost 36. There was some months I lost more than 5 pounds and others I lost less than 5. I am coming off a medication that is making my food... Read more

  • God is at Work - Joel & Victoria

    7/1/2015 2:39:51 PM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Today’s Scripture:“Cease striving and know that I am God...” (Psalm 46:10, NASB) In the natural, it’s so easy to try to figure everything out on our own and try to see how we can make things happen. We want to “help” God out, so to speak. But so often, the things we want to see ... Read more

  • Happy Canada Day, eh?

    7/1/2015 12:26:03 PM, by GUITARWOMAN

    Hello all, change in blog presentation. A lot more informal and I hope interesting. I'm on plan on WW. 147.9 pounds, earned 8 WW activity points yesterday. I'm going to continue my 5 mile a day challenge on my Friend Feed. It was worthwhile, I sometimes had to do a second treadmill sess... Read more

  • Couch to 5K report **********

    7/1/2015 12:08:17 PM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Couch to 5K report on my progress, yeh!!!! = if this is you (I know its ME) ....... 150 THEN DO THE OPPOSITE 150 312 I train "every" Mon., Wed & Friday for 20 min. at work during my break time outside! I run for 40 seconds and do a recovery walk for 50 second... Read more

  • FOR THE HORSE LOVER

    7/1/2015 11:43:25 AM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Hope you liked them. More tomorrow.... Read more

  • Prisoner is smug at the moment

    7/1/2015 9:51:26 AM, by ONEKIDSMOM

    He's no longer in the denial of remaining outside when he wants to come in, just because Rubia is there, even going nose to nose with her. He consents to sit on my lap, but only until she jumps up to join the party. I keep telling him he's my FIRST kitty, and his Hu-mom loves him. But I think he'... Read more

  • What would you do...

    7/1/2015 9:33:50 AM, by SNOOPYLINKOS

    ...if you weren't afraid? For years I have been an SP follower, but not really a member. A member sounds involved and engaged. I have crept along the sides, taking notes of others styles, but never venturing to establish my own style. Never actually establishing goals. I need to stop hiding in the s... Read more

  • I can't have ANYTHING!!! What will you do differently????

    7/1/2015 8:46:04 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    yelling.... I can't have ANYTHING!!! Answer: What will you do differently???? https://www.youtube.com/watc
    h?v=pphOc4qIXKA https://www.youtube.com/watch?
    v=pphOc4qIXKA Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition - Season 2 / Episode 5 - "Nyla" (located on youtu... Read more

  • Things are coming together

    7/1/2015 7:44:25 AM, by LOPEYP

    For once I can say that I am confident that we will be done with the addition part of our project by the end of July. There will still (probably) be the deck work to do but I don't really care about that. Most of the house is sided now and almost all the windows are in. The bay window and... Read more

  • DAILY QUOTE

    7/1/2015 1:29:06 AM, by HYE101

    I’ve made mistakes in my life. I’ve let people take advantage of me and I accepted way less than I deserved. But I’ve learned from my choices, and even though there are things I will never get back and people who will never be sorry… But I’ll know better next time and I won’t settle for ... Read more

  • A rain day but still a success

    6/30/2015 10:49:28 PM, by MSLZZY

    The rain started fairly early and it wasn't a steady event but after a half of an inch, I knew the garden was not to be messed with except to check the zucchini. I had a request to check out an very old work comp claim for my brother. I went straight to the top and called the Dept of Labo... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 30:

    6/30/2015 10:21:33 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: Grow and learn from every situation no matter how insignificant because to stand still is really going backwards. Lord, may my spirit always remain young and vibrant and my enthusiasm for each new day remain alive. Daily Scripture & Reflection: Enter into His gates with th... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/30/2015 10:15:57 PM, by BETRHO48

    So sorry I did not write an update yesterday. DM had another good day then, and another good one today! That makes 5 good days in a row. 46 I had a sudden bout of serious sadness when it hit me this afternoon exactly how awful DM's care was at the acute care hospital. Don't get me wrong. Ther... Read more

  • Day 167

    6/30/2015 9:36:47 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Hello everyone, Busy day and not much time to blog tonight. I'm still worn out from the trip, to tell the truth and need to get to bed. Hard to do with so much to get done. When I got back to work this morning, my computer was up and running again, but I had a few programs that I need... Read more

  • Candy jar struggles

    6/30/2015 9:13:57 PM, by WUMPASTAR

    Man I hate this candy jar. I hate it with a passion. When I first started working there two weeks ago it was empty and I noticed it but just because it was sitting there with nothing in it. Then the person who was training me bought a big (BIG) bag of bulk candy from the Bulk Barn right before she l... Read more

  • 6/30/15

    6/30/2015 8:42:01 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Let me start this blog with a clarification of yesterday's blog. I know that a 62 year old man can make changes. I meant that I don't think a few exercises will make me change my posture. I am being told to throw my shoulders back and walk taller. Well with all the weight I have lost my man bo... Read more

  • Washing windows workout!

    6/30/2015 7:36:39 PM, by DSCROW

    My husband pressure washed the house and it looks great. The windows however looked horrible. I got off at noon today and came home and washed windows. 23 sliding glass door size windows to be exact. I am whipped. I also walked 3 miles this afternoon. I bet I crash tonight. I picked up di... Read more

  • You can never leave home

    6/30/2015 7:17:20 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home , so it's all right .' Maya Angelou That safe wonderful feeling it never leaves you whether you have parents, or a home or not. For some reason I always felt more at home at my grandmas house. She's been gone a good ... Read more

  • DAILY QUOTE

    6/30/2015 6:54:49 PM, by HYE101

    If you don’t design your own life plan , chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan . And guess what they have planned for you ? Not much . – Jim Rohn... Read more

  • My feel good medicine.

    6/30/2015 6:52:24 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Puppies and kittens always make me feel good. Even when I am hurting and tired I can look at God's little creations and feel better. I hope these babies will put a smile on your face as they do mine. More tomorrow.... Read more

  • My Exciting Morning

    6/30/2015 4:31:57 PM, by HARROWJET

    The last couple of mornings I was up early to go for a walk. Yesterday the mosquitos almost drove me crazy before I got back to the house. Today I remembered to wear some Bugzz Away repellant. I enjoy my walks. This is the area where I grew up. I like to see the changes and remember the peo... Read more

  • Last day of June! ZOOM! Photos, too! BE happy with YOU, days fly!

    6/30/2015 1:18:06 PM, by SPARKLINGME176

    Last day of JUNE, AMAZING! It went by SO fast! 6-30-15 I am up to many things today! Sparking 252 , working 528 , Sheppard Pilates, dvd; 402 walked Lucy 313 in park at 5am. It was 95 degrees 259 & 25% humidity! Going to 117, the hottest June on record! Running 185 in the sprinkles, again! ... Read more

  • Outside My Comfort Zone-Part 3

    6/30/2015 1:03:57 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    My mud run/ obstacle course was a challenge on Saturday. It was 3 miles of hiking up fairly steady inclines, climbing walls, cargo nets, hay bales and crawling under ropes. Oh, and let's not forget the two mud lakes and the final obstacle- the turtle trap! It had the thickest mud ever, people lo... Read more

  • New Month, New beginnings!

    6/30/2015 12:56:34 PM, by ANGEYK

    Today is the last day of June, which is a really good thing because June has not been the best of months for me. I have stayed still on the scale even though I've still been working hard and in a month of loneliness, lost some motivation but July is a new month and a fresh start. Brush myself off... Read more

  • Mosquito bite info. from Walmart Pharmacist in case you need it one day :-)

    6/30/2015 11:08:49 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Mosquito bite info. from Walmart Pharmacist in case you need it one day :-) or This past weekend, I cleaned out my garage and got bitten a LOT of times on my arms by mosquito’s which I didn’t know until later which resulted in redness, swelling inflammation and hea... Read more

  • Dad always said, "hard work pays off", was he ever right on this one...

    6/30/2015 10:39:13 AM, by IAFAWM

    Have you ever read the articles that talk about the benefits of exercise, but you just couldn't find the motivation to get sweaty, make your hair frizzy, cause pain to yourself on purpose, freeze in the cold weather, boil in the hot weater....etc. etc. etc.? Me too...until yesterday that is.... Read more

  • Actions and Consequences

    6/30/2015 9:48:59 AM, by FAIRERHIANNON

    15 OMG I made a VERY poor food choice last night, and spent a few hours up in the middle of the night paying the price for it. The choice was UTTERLY delicious at the time, and I KNEW it was was not the best thing to do, but dammit I wanted it. Several hours later, my body reminded m... Read more

  • Motivation is a miracle

    6/30/2015 8:00:15 AM, by ONEKIDSMOM

    It's unpredictable. You never know just what will get you started or re-started. It could be a T-shirt you chose to put on today. It was last Saturday morning. I went into the grocery store wearing my "Runners for Boston" t-shirt. A lady stopped me to note the connection. She was a former ... Read more

  • June Results/July Expectations

    6/30/2015 7:25:24 AM, by BEFIT015

    524 & GOOD MORNING!!! The last day of June! WOW!! This month didn't go too badly. 3 lbs 55. Could have been better but this past weekend was really bad! Lots of exercise-- 237, 311 & 362 but my eating could have been better, for sure! I started a weightlifting program on Monday... Read more

  • Chapter 18 - Day 64

    6/30/2015 4:02:40 AM, by VTORIA3

    Some quality sleep and an early rise to finish "Project." Stomach malaise gone it seems; I am feeling good. I will try and get my fitness minutes in before granddaughter arrives today. DAY'S POSITIVES Feeling good. Don't need to cook; have healthy leftovers for dinner DAY'S PLANS ... Read more

  • A Fat cat used successfully SPARKS!!

    6/30/2015 12:02:17 AM, by DIANEDOESSMILES

    Oh I've read MANY blogs, of owners joking their pet needed SPARKS!! I had to agree for my 4 year old kitty cat, Isabella, lovingly known as Izzy. When I adopted her from the shelter, she was 11 months old, very thin, to thin at 7lbs, 9 ozs. She stayed at this weight until she was 3. I ... Read more

  • Happy Summer !!

    6/29/2015 11:49:49 PM, by RENATA144

    184 214 237 384... Read more

  • Take a moment to read this beautiful photo/quote I was given.

    6/29/2015 11:24:12 PM, by CREATING_TORIA

    I was given this by a close friend to read.. It is now one of the most powerful things I hold onto, to remind myself that I CAN & I WILL GO ON.. xx Much love, Toria.. ... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 29:

    6/29/2015 11:17:49 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: Forget the hurts and unkindnesses of all yesterdays so that today you will have room to be joyful and at peace. Lord, bless me with the ability to let go of that which causes me pain so that I may not miss the great joys that today will bring. Daily Scripture & Reflection: ... Read more

  • Chapter 18, Day 63

    6/29/2015 10:44:24 PM, by VTORIA3

    Bad night, little sleep. My plan to finish up "project" derailed by some kinda flu bug or "somethin'". Green around the gills, married to my commode. Got a little nap in, and then rallied a bit. After another nap, forced myself up outta bed, leashed Mollie and made her go for a walk with me. Sh... Read more

  • Finally...Slow Start

    6/29/2015 9:00:42 PM, by RERUIZ

    Ok, so I started this page about a week ago. But, didn't really start doing anything until Saturday. Seems life likes to make things very difficult. But, on a positive note...I'm making smarter eating choices, and trying to increase my water intake. Baby steps are better than nothing!... Read more

  • Playful kittens.

    6/29/2015 8:30:40 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    More tomorrow.... Read more

  • 6/29/15

    6/29/2015 8:22:50 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well this has been a fun day. I went and saw my hand ortho doctor because i had carpal tunnel surgery a year ago, for numbness and pain in my hand. Neither the numbness nor the pain subsided. So they gave me two different splints to wear. One is a full hand splint, and the other is a custom made... Read more

  • Days 165 and 166

    6/29/2015 7:40:36 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Hey everyone, Sorry I've been out of the loop since yesterday. I had typed up a whole blog on my phone and tried to post it and it went away. I was frustrated and tired and it was late, so I went to sleep instead. My daughter and I had been watching the radar and noticed that rain was heading t... Read more

  • Canoes at Pride

    6/29/2015 7:32:31 PM, by K3NDRAR

    My weekend was so hectic that I never even turned on my computer until 9:30pm on Sunday night. Hence the lack of activity on this website. I wasn't even able to track my food. I spent the entire weekend at the local Pride Festival leading canoe rides. And these were long days. I needed to arriv... Read more

  • Dream big Be Bold

    6/29/2015 7:32:14 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Whatever you can do, or dream you can , begin it. Boldness has genius , power and magic in it. " Johann Wolfgang, Von Goethe How many of us when given a task turn into the little engine that could. Do we say? I think I can . I think I can!!! or do we say No way Jose. Do we sometimes ... Read more

  • June 28 Day 14

    6/29/2015 5:12:44 PM, by GUITARWOMAN

    148.6 pounds Earned 5 WW activity points through fitbit tracking. Ate 25 of 26 Daily points. A busy day, as is most Sundays. A round of housecleaning, and then a 5K walk on the treadmill. After that it was grocery shopping, and then a bit of computer time and a discussion with DH about roof... Read more

  • Feeling Down

    6/29/2015 12:43:00 PM, by ANGEYK

    Not having a good month at all. I havent lost a pound this month even though I am still working out and being active as much as I can. I am still pushing myself and eating healthy for the most part. I am sad that I became a co leader of an amazing team, only to discover that the other leader is b... Read more

  • The Lord is with You - Joel & Victoria

    6/29/2015 11:55:45 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Today’s Scripture:“...O favored one [endued with grace]! The Lord is with you!...”(Luke 1:28, AMP) You are favored today because the Lord is with you! God promises that He is no respecter of persons. If you are a believer in Jesus today, He is with you, and you are endued with His grace. ... Read more

  • The Motivation Switch

    6/29/2015 11:47:15 AM, by MOSTMOM1

    It’s funny what motivates us sometimes, isn’t it? I just started another 5% challenge. Actually, I usually try to underachieve and lose approximately 1.5%, which is more realistic for me. They’re understanding and let me set my own goals. That’s a good thing. Anyway, I was taking stock of th... Read more

  • The reset mentality, and avoiding it

    6/29/2015 10:08:37 AM, by WUMPASTAR

    Hey, I haven't showered you guys with blog entries for three days now, I'm doing good. LOL! The end of last week went well. My first two days alone were incredibly "easy". I answered the phone every time it rang without even thinking (omg what am I gonna say, are they gonna understand what I'm ... Read more

  • Cleaned out my Garage yesterday, yeh!!!!

    6/29/2015 9:19:22 AM, by SUNSHINE5268

    Cleaned out my Garage yesterday, yeh!!!! went from this: to THIS = YEP brought many, many, many BINS at Walmart for $4.88 each, they are CLEAR (see thru) which means NO NEED for LABELING... I can SEE what is in each bin so I know where stuff is at. lol YES I got OVER 20 to... Read more

  • Early transfer

    6/29/2015 9:02:01 AM, by MSLZZY

    DD and SIL were coming home from a weekend of camping and stopped by to have lunch with us, talk about the time spent at the lake and pick up fresh veggies from the garden. DD had shut her cell phone off and when she turned it back on, there was a text from the foster parents offering them ... Read more

  • Smart Hubby

    6/29/2015 8:02:18 AM, by IDLETYME

    A woman walks into the kitchen to find her husband stalking around with a fly swatter. "Have you killed any?" she asked. "Yep", replies her husband. "Three male and two females". "How can you tell?" she asks. He replies, "Three were on a beer can and two were on the phone"!... Read more

  • It's MONDAY!

    6/29/2015 7:38:07 AM, by ONEKIDSMOM

    Back to work for me. I imagine the house filled with the vocal mews of Rubia. She does eventually get bored and naps, but when I'm moving about the house, she's following me around. Right now she's on my lap and very curious about this computer keyboard thing that has my fingers dancing over it. ... Read more

  • Plan changed yesterday

    6/29/2015 7:17:29 AM, by DSCROW

    Worship over, lunch done, ready to pressure wash house and outdoor furniture getting ready for the Forth....Oppps DH snapped his glasses at the bridge of the nose while cleaning them. He is careful of his glasses. He was standing in front of me and wiping them and pop...there it is two identical h... Read more

  • June 28, 2015 Feeling O.K.

    6/29/2015 2:08:27 AM, by LKBRIDGE

    I have been going for walks and feeling good about them-still haven't added the weight training, will do so this week. A friend and my daughter joined this evening and it was fun. My diet has suffered this week, been busy with little league, it's finally over so no more concession food. We h... Read more

  • MY PLATEAU HAS BECOME A RUT!

    6/29/2015 1:21:56 AM, by PUGLOVER1999

    I have decided: 4 to be honest with myself (tough to do)! Maybe for a while my mind and body were adjusting to weighing less than it has for a very long time. But adjustment has been made and now it’s time to lose some more weight. I know I can do it by eating less. 198 the benefits of... Read more

  • Over 70 lbs gone,,, was it gone over night?

    6/29/2015 12:19:52 AM, by DIANEDOESSMILES

    Often when we start to lose weight, we have the "I want to lose 50 pounds by date, often months or a year. Once we start to take care of ourselves, the weight we learn, didn't come on as fast as we at first thought we could lose it. I had thought I could lose 130 lbs in 2 years or less. I nee... Read more

  • Trail adventure of epic beauty

    6/28/2015 11:51:15 PM, by SUSUSUZZZIE

    The beauty from this trail will be hard to beat. I feel that way about nearly every adventure but this one rates way up there! While on the trail, I reflected how this would not have been possible about 4+ years ago/pre-spark. Love the constant reminders about how worth-it it is to keep tryin... Read more

  • Sunday

    6/28/2015 11:48:40 PM, by BETRHO48

    It's been a very busy Sunday, so I will try to keep this short. 244 DM had another good day. She was in a fairly good mood when I called. Today was the first day they got her up out of bed into a chair. She needs to eat better to help that wound heal. Pastor's message was "spot on" today.... Read more

  • Hope Comes from Him - Joel & Victoria

    6/28/2015 9:06:51 PM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Today’s Scripture:“Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.” (Psalm 62:5, NIV) God is constantly planting seeds of hope and victory in your life. He’s constantly trying to stir faith on the inside of you. Oftentimes, when we’re anxious and worried, it’s dif... Read more

  • 6/28/15

    6/28/2015 8:32:47 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, this was a fun day. Got up and worked on my gazelle for an hour and got a good cardio workout. Then I went to church, and came home and cut grass for almost 3 hours. I had to cut it twice as all the rain we had the bad end of my property was pretty long. So I cut it at 5 inches and then cut... Read more

  • Summer meals.

    6/28/2015 7:43:18 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    During the summer I don't like to cook much. I'll make salads, maybe grill something. I depend on salads, soups, fruits and cheeses. I will put just about anything in a half of a pita bread and eat it. Yogurt is another standby at my house. ... Read more

  • Stay close to nature

    6/28/2015 7:34:18 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Study nature ,love nature , stay close to nature .It will never fail you." Frank Lloyd Wright I so enjoy my walks. They lift me up and calm me. they bring me peace and energy and make sure I sleep well also. I take all my walks outside. I love to feel the sun on my face , the wind in my ... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for June 28:

    6/28/2015 7:13:14 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: Discover how really nice today is by taking it less for granted. Lord, thank you for my health, my friends, my abilities and the people who enrich my life and I theirs. Daily Scripture & Reflection: The whole earth is full of his glory. Isaiah 6:3 KJV A Time to Think:... Read more

  • FINALLY! KILLER- CAPTURED!!!

    6/28/2015 6:26:00 PM, by ADIRONDACKMOM

    ESCAPE FROM DANNEMORA! Coming to a Theatre near you soon! We are so thankful to the New York State Corrections, the New York State Police, the Canadian Border Police, the Homeland Security, the New York City Police and so many other Law Enforcers AND all the concerned local individuals who call... Read more

  • June 27 Day 13

    6/28/2015 3:48:00 PM, by GUITARWOMAN

    147.3 pounds. Earned 3 WW activity points. Missed out on walk to synagogue due to rain, but I did do a neighbourhood walk in the morning before the rain started. For me, walking outside is pretty overrated. It was not too bad today, as it was cool and cloudy. But usually I do not like toe sun,... Read more

  • June 26 Day 12

    6/28/2015 3:44:44 PM, by GUITARWOMAN

    147.1 pounds. Earned 5 WW activity points through fitbit measurement. Ate 26 of 26 daily ww points and 1 WW activity point. Ate 1 chocolate chip cookie and otherwise healthy. Fridays are busy days for me, with a morning's worth of housecleaning after the treadmill and cooking in the afternoo... Read more

  • It Is Cold

    6/28/2015 2:27:59 PM, by HARROWJET

    Coming from southern Ontario where it is usually sunny and hot to an area of the Maritimes that has been chilly since we got here, makes it hard to adjust. Saturday when the sun was out it got warm and it was comfortable. We are staying with my sister in an old farmhouse that is often cold. Today... Read more

  • The unscheduled weekend fills in...

    6/28/2015 2:10:41 PM, by ONEKIDSMOM

    For one thing, the cat whisperer at work, the one who finds homes for needy kittens hit me up with cute photos, and these three young ladies ended up donating a new feline to my house. Her name is Rubia (blonde, in Spanish), and she has so far had an honest to gosh soap and water bath (son's reco... Read more

  • At first glance

    6/28/2015 12:28:18 PM, by MSLZZY

    I harvested these from the garden yesterday and tried out the new camera And these of my clematis by the front door I was going to take a rest day but found working in the garden in the cool of the morning was a better idea, until the day gets too warm. Thanks for stopping by. H... Read more

  • Putting fork down between bites

    6/28/2015 11:38:46 AM, by --MAY--

    Hey, I atarted doing this yesterday, though it is hard to remember it will come, just like Marilyn says it will be automatic, like putting on sunscreen after getting burned, or not putting your hand on a hot Iron even when your 82 year old Mother said it was turned OFF!! I Will Never do that again! ... Read more

  • Don't Tell Me What I Can't Do

    6/28/2015 11:17:55 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I love the saying from the television series Lost that character John Locke always repeats, "Don’t tell me what I can’t do!" I think that’s part of where I got that attitude from. That saying just clicked with me. I think it’s because I was told that I wouldn’t and I couldn’t by so... Read more

  • ITS REST DAY :)

    6/28/2015 9:23:02 AM, by KALLIE1958AR

    Today is the day many of us Choose to Go to a place of Worship and Fellowship with God and other People who Believe like we do :) I know many are upset today and need this go worship run to God he is there ,, He will never leave us or forsake us ,, Remember the Joy of the lord is our strength don't ... Read more

  • Daily Quote

    6/28/2015 8:50:18 AM, by HYE101

    Almost anything can be joyful, it's a matter of your point of view.... Read more

  • Summer 2015!

    6/28/2015 8:26:50 AM, by TRISH360

    Wow! I'm OVERJOYED!!! Stepped on the scale this morning, and weighed in at 143.6! This is THE ABSOLUTE LEAST I've weighed in over 24 years!!! I honestly can't believe it! I've been working my butt off...literally....for this! At 55, I'm THE STRONGEST and THE lightest that I've been in most o... Read more

  • Baby Shower

    6/28/2015 8:22:51 AM, by DSCROW

    We celebrated at a BBQ full of the baby to be relatives, and were honored to be included among them. We have become accustomed in our family to be treated as an honorary grandparent with my Sister in Law, and are so happy to do so. They did his name reveal as Silas Joseph Panani (I think I spelle... Read more

  • End of the week

    6/28/2015 7:05:59 AM, by LOPEYP

    40 This is how I feel. We had all the windows replaced (except 2) this week and it was he!!. The mess, the lack of privacy. Ugh! And all the windows have to be painted on the inside. Just found out that is our responsibility. Yesterday I started that job and hubby started putting the curtains up. We... Read more

  • Chapter 18, Day 62

    6/28/2015 6:04:06 AM, by VTORIA3

    2015 Summer Challenge 5% started yesterday. I am off to a solid start. Other than that, I am working on client work nearly all of the time, to finish up what was supposed to be a "short term" project. On Monday, i will meet with client and hand it over to their auditors so that their work... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for June 27:

    6/27/2015 11:43:06 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: Let life's lessons grow into wisdom so that you may be the light for someone else's darkness. Lord, help me put to good use that which today brings so that I am better prepared for tomorrow. Daily Scripture & Reflection: Be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead! 1 Pet... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth Verse for June 27:

    6/27/2015 11:43:06 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: Let life's lessons grow into wisdom so that you may be the light for someone else's darkness. Lord, help me put to good use that which today brings so that I am better prepared for tomorrow. Daily Scripture & Reflection: Be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead! 1 Pet... Read more

  • Back to working out, with a serious health issue

    6/27/2015 11:26:09 PM, by DIANEDOESSMILES

    We had finished the Spring Challenge 5ish weeks ago. Though we kept the in between challenge going so we could be accountable. Usually this works very well. However, I'm dealing with a very deep, wide ulcer. It was infected, but for the past 3 weeks I've been on an antibiotic through an IV. ... Read more

  • Quality cardio today

    6/27/2015 10:41:33 PM, by MSLZZY

    One and a half hours spent push mowing the lawn and at least that much time spent pulling weeds in the garden. We are on the edge of a severe thunderstorm warning area right now so glad we got as much done as we did. It was fairly warm-almost 90 degrees. It feels good to be home and insid... Read more

  • Day 164

    6/27/2015 10:40:51 PM, by SHAWFAN

    We're still in Paduca, KY and had a good day today, although dd and I ended up sleeping a few hours this morning to catch up a bit from the 8 hour trip down. My son and I took a walk around the park this evening to get some exercise in and catch up on things. Step total for today: 7,589 Not to... Read more

  • Saturday

    6/27/2015 9:40:44 PM, by BETRHO48

    458 Please know, SparkFriends, that your continued prayers and thoughts are greatly appreciated. DM still has a long way to go. 30 I feel so much better about the LTAC where DM is. The communication has been 300% better than that of the hospital. And I have been invited to attend (by phone) a ... Read more

  • Texas...Why I love it here.

    6/27/2015 7:50:47 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Texas is a big place. It has something for everyone. Big cities and small towns. Amusement parks and animal reserves. A bit of American history and the gateway to tomorrows exploration. ... Read more

  • Life is one big contradiction

    6/27/2015 7:48:43 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Life is one big contradiction , and you'll drive yourself crazy if you try to figure it out. So Don't . " Diane Halstead Life is one huge mess now filled with hate. People hating cops, people waving confederate flags and shooting up churches . People not happy that everyone can now marry. P... Read more

  • Ready for a Dextox... *Smiles*

    6/27/2015 5:54:23 PM, by BABECAVE

    Here are five favorite detox diets... 1. Simple Fruit and Veggie Detox... 2. Smoothie cleanse... 3. Juice Cleanse... .. 4. Sugar Detox... 5. Hypoallergenic Detox... Top 10 ways to help your body detoxify... 1. Eat plenty of fiber, including brown rice and organ... Read more

  • Keep On Pushing... through it...

    6/27/2015 3:52:38 PM, by BABECAVE

    Remember That: Lions don't lose sleep over the opinions of Elephants... If we Quit Every Time that we felt uncomfortable... We wouldn't achieve anything... Every Passing Minute... is a Chance to turn it all around... Go the Extra Mile... It's Never Crowded There... Did You Kno... Read more

  • Day 162 and 163

    6/27/2015 12:17:10 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Hey everyone, It's been a crazy few days. We had severe storms come through Thursday night that cut our power off at about 2:00am and it didn't come back on until this morning at about 9:am. Suffice it to say, we had to go buy a generator to save our food. Especially that in the freezer. :( And m... Read more