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  • Yuky condo rules!

    4/30/2016 4:05:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    I got a reprimand phone call from "the management." not supposed to have my van on the grass. Well- I am moving things out of my basement to declutter this condo for selling. I drove the van to the basement door, 'round back. A truck was coming to take the boxes. They had to park in... Read more

  • Saturday, cold Saturday

    4/30/2016 12:34:20 PM, by PICKIE98

    It is cold and windy, overcast. Our forecast was for sunny skies and a nice warm temp of 54 degrees! Ha! I am just taking it easy doing dishes, laundry and reading. I at least got a nice thing at the gas station: $.70/gal off the price,. so I paid $1.66/gal. Next month, I have $.80/gal discoun... Read more

  • Brick House!

    4/30/2016 10:37:26 AM, by RBCJALANI

    I am strong and indestructible !... Read more

  • Image Change

    4/30/2016 9:21:49 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    If it were only this easy. 24 ... Read more

  • Spark coach

    4/30/2016 8:20:31 AM, by MISSA526

    To me health means being able to walk a mile and not get winded. It means eating healthy 80% of the time. It beans getting to a happy weight and not feeling so embarrassed going out in public (something I need to work on personally). It just means feeling content in general.... Read more

  • Before the race

    4/30/2016 6:18:50 AM, by WINACHST

    Race starts in 3 1/2 hours and I am having my coffee. I cannot start my day without coffee. I had a restless night and woke up before the alarm. The good news is that the weather is going to be great for running. Last night we went to pick up our packets, but on the way, we picked up my 6 year... Read more

  • Beet Relish

    4/30/2016 12:01:22 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Time to go out to garden! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 cups peeled, finely chopped (or grated), cooked fresh beets (about 3 medium beets) 2 Tbsps grated fresh horseradish (not prepared sauce) 4 tsps sugar (or more, to taste) 4 tsps vinegar 1 tsp cayenn... Read more

  • Two Patients

    4/29/2016 11:44:02 PM, by IMAVISION

    282 273 282 273 282 273 282 273 282 273 Two patients limp into two different doctors' offices with the same complaint: Both have trouble walking & may require hip surgery. Patient One is examined within the hour, is x-rayed the same day, & has a time booked for surgery the following week. ... Read more

  • Friday

    4/29/2016 2:36:00 PM, by PICKIE98

    Still not much sleep last night, but we ran errands today for six hours. gas station for air in tires, on the way to haircut appointments. Next was the fruit market, then Kroger for staples and Rx's. After a quick lunch, we went to Dad's to collect mail, etc. then to the library. I could not... Read more

  • Fibro Issues

    4/29/2016 1:15:05 PM, by CAMIL416

    It is very quiet at the office today. It's a small office and I am the only one here today. I have been fending off a fibro flare since before I started the move last month. I think it finally caught up with me. Even though I have been sleeping well and getting about 8 hrs. most nights, It i... Read more

  • Yay!!

    4/29/2016 10:46:37 AM, by MISSA526

    Getting some medications 💊 in today! Will make life much easier! And migraines soooo much easier to deal with 😃! Still awhile till I get rid of them but I'll settle for just minimizing them. Hope everyone has a fabulous start to their weekend! ❤... Read more

  • Baked Jumbo Shrimp

    4/29/2016 10:27:30 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Seafood tonight! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2-1/4 pounds large raw shrimp 1/2 c butter or margarine 1 tsp salt 6 cloves garlic, minced 1/3 c chopped parsley 3 tsps grated lemon peel 3 Tbsps lemon juice lemon wedges Directions~ ... Read more

  • A Sugar High?

    4/29/2016 10:16:39 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • it's time for the number round up

    4/29/2016 9:01:49 AM, by MRSKATEDUVALL

    I have a fasting bllod draw today, and the then the follow up appointment on may 3 with my primary doc. The deal was, when I went off my two horrid meds ( cholestrol and an injection med for blood sugar) that my numbers would stay good for the next three month period. Here is a list of my fitness ... Read more

  • I'm back. Been a long time.

    4/29/2016 6:54:31 AM, by CONCERNED85

    It's been a long time since being on this site. I really need to stick to my goals this time and get this weight off. Trying to get a grip on my hunger is a real issue most days, but at least I am only 10 pounds heavier than the first time started on here.... Read more

  • Something new all the time

    4/28/2016 10:32:51 PM, by SMTURN70

    I have not been losing weight at the rate I had been. My eating hadn't changed: still measuring, still logging on my Spark app. I started doing spin 3 days a week. Why hasn't the weight been coming off? Came across this article today: www.vox.com/2016/4/28/115188
    04/weight-loss-exercise-m... Read more

  • Nutrition

    4/28/2016 4:26:19 PM, by CAMIL416

    I have been thinking hard about my eating practices. The feedback I am getting from tracking my meals is highlighting flawed awareness from me about what and how much I am eating and less than stellar choices in food Items on my part. My new plan is to start exchanging things slowly so it's ... Read more

  • Thursday afternoon

    4/28/2016 1:16:57 PM, by PICKIE98

    Did not sleep well at all this week.. the pounding, throbbing , glass-shard-in-the-kneecap pain keeps me awake in pain. I also got sick at work today, so finished some work and came home early, after drinking a Glucerna to help get rid of the nausea. It did not help much, but when I got home I rela... Read more

  • Making progress

    4/28/2016 11:21:20 AM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    In the last two weeks, I have eaten healthier foods, increased my fruits and vegetables, increased my cardio (120 minutes last week + 30 minutes weight training), and lost 3.6 pounds. I am hoping to get to 4 lbs by Saturday (my official weigh-in day). I am very happy with the way things are going. I... Read more

  • Missed Workout

    4/28/2016 10:19:45 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Have a full blown sinus infection that's blasted my energy level. Postponed Bench Press & Front Squat. 24 We disconnected cable TV years ago. Got tired of PC biased news & crap programming. ... Read more

  • LORD HAVE MERCY

    4/28/2016 6:11:45 AM, by SMIDGON

    Well, we took John to the oncologist yesterday afternoon. There was some areas, but, the oncologist felt they were scar tissue and such. He will be watching them. However, there are 3 suspicious spots on his liver! He will be having a biopsy. Then, if confirmed, he will have to have C... Read more

  • Red Beans And Rice

    4/28/2016 12:07:07 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, A meal in itself! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 package dry kidney beans 1-pound package smoked sausage 2 smoked ham hocks or 4 smoked turkey necks 1 small onion 1/2 small green pepper onion salt (to taste) garlic salt (to taste) black pepper (to ... Read more

  • I know it is not monday but I will forget to post this later....

    4/27/2016 9:40:09 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Been awhile

    4/27/2016 7:41:12 PM, by WINACHST

    Wow! It has been quite some time since I logged onto Spark People. We no longer have internet service where we live, so my access is very limited. How have things been for me? Well, I have lost a couple of pounds and hopefully, they will stay lost. I have been training with my 14 year old... Read more

  • Watermelon Punch

    4/27/2016 3:08:33 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Got watermelons growing in your garden? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 6 cups watermelon juice (see note) 2 cups pineapple juice 1 can (12 ounces) frozen raspberry juice blend 1 small can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate 1/4 c lemon juice ... Read more

  • Wednesday

    4/27/2016 1:33:16 PM, by PICKIE98

    I surpassed my step goal by over 1,200 steps so far. Not much going on today after work except bills and light housework. Going to do some more stretches later,hoping to help the knee pain.... Read more

  • 5 yrs,5 yrs,5 yrs

    4/27/2016 10:34:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    I thought Someone would have told me it took way too long for me to learn to speak up! Not one person did that! 252 And through each 5 years I was reading self help books, going to alanon (8 yrs!) , and doing lots of crying. No, I would not give up. It was a very hard journey! (... Read more

  • Is this how the doctor checks drug interactions--(well not webMD but yes computer data sheet)?

    4/27/2016 10:29:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.webmd.com/my-medicine/defa
    ult.htm# chris... Read more

  • TODAY

    4/27/2016 9:57:47 AM, by SMIDGON

    Yesterday when Hubby took John to the urologist. The urologist said, depending on the report today from the oncologist, then he would decide on whether to remove the Stent and not replace, or to replace it. You see, they have to be dealt with every three months! We go to the oncologist ... Read more

  • A Sparker in Action?

    4/27/2016 9:41:55 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Spark coach

    4/27/2016 8:41:39 AM, by MISSA526

    My mom has been my greatest weight loss supporter throughout all of this. She encourages my and helps he get back on track. She's also helping me cut down on cigarettes without losing my mind lol.... Read more

  • Busy Busy Busy...

    4/26/2016 7:42:25 PM, by I.M.MAGIC

    First chance I've had to blog, and I have to leave very shortly to make a deadline. Figures, right? LOL One of my best friends is at the hospital right now waiting for her hubby to get out of surgery. He's having a triple bypass... Maybe you will recall that they're the couple that had the horrend... Read more

  • Six inches in a month!

    4/26/2016 4:38:28 PM, by SHIBI_HUNTRESS

    Since the boys broke the scale (I wrote about it a couple of blogs ago - but the boys are my husband and our best friend, J), I've resigned myself to measuring down my loss with a tape measure. Now that I've lost 6 inches in a month, I can safely say that using a tape measure is definitely les... Read more

  • Day 3

    4/26/2016 2:30:45 PM, by BONNIEBELLE

    I've been down this road before. 9 years ago I lost 35 lbs. I kept it all off for about a year then it slowly started creeping back on. I went back to school and gained back 15 lbs from inactivity...after that I felt discouraged and with the stresses of a new job, 3 kids and everyday life I stopped ... Read more

  • Make everyday be a NEW DAY

    4/26/2016 1:28:16 PM, by RBCJALANI

    Onward & Upward! #not who I was yesterday #don't know my tomorrow #making TODAY GREAT... Read more

  • Tuesday

    4/26/2016 12:49:07 PM, by PICKIE98

    Doing some more stretches today, looking forward to a few days off at the end of the week...... Read more

  • Nutrition

    4/26/2016 12:28:42 PM, by CAMIL416

    So I have been eating too many calories and I just have to fess up to that. This week going forward I am taking a good hard look at everything I decide to eat. My diet is seriously out of balance. I need to spend more time building food plans. Mostly I take lunch to work. The sad part is I usua... Read more

  • Feeling good!

    4/26/2016 11:50:41 AM, by MISSA526

    Already got most of my exercise in. I'm going to have a light lunch take a shower and finish up. I already did the cardio so I shouldn't work up much of a sweat lol. I just need to do some core and very light lower body work ( still dealing with the pain from my knee surgery). I cannot wait for May ... Read more

  • Aid to Drinking Problem

    4/26/2016 10:48:54 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Mighty helpful. 33 198... Read more

  • Sweet And Sour Chicken

    4/26/2016 8:37:36 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Some like it sweet, some like it sour! I got both! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 Tbsps soy sauce 3 Tbsps sake or sherry 1 Tbsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp ground ginger Directions~ Mix all of the ingredients plus 2 tablespoons of water in a b... Read more

  • ANOTHER ONE!

    4/26/2016 6:42:39 AM, by SMIDGON

    WHAT IN God's name is going on? ANOTHER ONE.! A young family man belonging to our Church Gatherings was ill. Instead of getting better, he steadily got worse. This past Sunday he went to the ER.. after much testing, he was admitted to the ICC in critical condition come to find out; he has... Read more

  • Going in circles

    4/26/2016 5:54:28 AM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Here I go again... It has been a while. I am re-starting my fitness and trying to eat better. I am counting calories to an extent (so I don't burn out). Usually I end up eating from 1200-1600 calories per day. The exercise is going well. I have physical therapy twice a week, and last time I did aero... Read more

  • One Worried Momma

    4/26/2016 12:59:14 AM, by LUVBUNNYKK

    I should be trying to sleep right now, but I am too worried. My oldest daughter is getting her tonsils removed tomorrow morning. I know it isn't that big of a procedure, but I also know it can be tough on you the older you get. She is 20 years old and also autistic. I don't know how she will do with... Read more

  • Thankfully, I have learned lots over the years.

    4/25/2016 9:42:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    Today hubby barked at me about something. It did not affect me at all. In fact later I told him I was glad he got mad. It showed his spunk-which isn't often there not after the stroke in 2006. When we were first married I divided my time into 5 years, 5 years, and 5 years. It seems incredible ... Read more

  • Monday afternoon

    4/25/2016 1:46:21 PM, by PICKIE98

    More pain today, barely walking at work.. I think they know I may not be around much longer.. they are training some people to do my job. That is fine with me.. One day closer to the ortho appointment..... Read more

  • Weight Gain

    4/25/2016 11:38:22 AM, by CAMIL416

    So the results of weighing on the new scale I bought were not good. I knew I had gained weight but I was disappointed to find out that I gained back the 20 lbs. I had worked so hard to lose. So now I have to get serious with the exercise. I also have got to get serious with my meal plans. I am h... Read more

  • Caught in the Act

    4/25/2016 8:41:13 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Have a great Monday.... Read more

  • Taco Chicken Rolls

    4/25/2016 12:34:20 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Need something for movie night but do not know what? Well, I got it right here! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 C finely crushed cheese flavored crackers 1 envelope taco seasoning 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves 2 ounces shredded Monterey Jack che... Read more

  • Thank you

    4/24/2016 10:32:17 PM, by JAMER123

    May you all have a wonderful week as we head into the 3rd week of April. Bloom!!... Read more

  • 38 and 40 lbs overweight

    4/24/2016 10:08:55 PM, by BONNIEBELLE

    Today I began day 1...again. I read something that my friend posted that inspired me to start again. It went something like this. .. "Eating healthy and getting fit is hard. But so is being fat. It's up to you to pick which hard" I have 40 lbs to lose. I used to say that I wanted to lose weight to... Read more

  • really ugly rugs, too --a link

    4/24/2016 7:09:53 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.chicagonow.com/chicagonow-
    life-style/2010/05/14-ridi
    culously-ugly-rugs-owned-b
    y-people-with-extremely-poor-taste/... Read more

  • Really ugly living rooms!

    4/24/2016 7:03:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    I was poking around looking for dcor ideas. Then I found ugly stuff and got silly! 198 ... Read more

  • Sunday

    4/24/2016 12:32:53 PM, by PICKIE98

    I got quite a few things accomplished today, not big ones, but things. I finally got eight hours sleep, woke up and showered, read the newspaper, had breakfast after testing my BS. Finished laundry, balanced checkbook, sorted bills, did some chair exercises and skyped my friend in the U.P. ... Read more

  • Migraines are gone!!

    4/24/2016 10:49:45 AM, by MISSA526

    Finally! I can deal with life again! Hurray! Thanks to everyone for all their support! ❤ 😃... Read more

  • Today's Agenda and T-Nation.com

    4/24/2016 8:36:15 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Finished week 10 of www.BretContreras.com and www.2x4strength.com I dropped the isolation routines as the weights in my compound exercises are in the 80 to 90% range of my 1-Rep Max range. Don't need to overtrain; since dropping them my energy level has improved. So week 11 starts with ... Read more

  • Coconut Smoothie

    4/24/2016 12:30:18 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you enjoying this as much as I am? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 ripe banana 1/2 c whole coconut milk 2 Tbsps maple syrup 2 egg yolks 1 tsp pure vanilla extract Directions~ Place banana in food processor and process to a puree.... Read more

  • I Did It!

    4/23/2016 2:19:40 PM, by LUVBUNNYKK

    On my way out the door to go to Thunder Over Louisville...which if you don't know what that is, it is an air show and huge fireworks show that kicks off Derby festivities! So, I am running late so this post will be short and sweet. I did it. I noticed that for over a week the scale did not move. Eve... Read more

  • Spark coach

    4/23/2016 1:46:01 PM, by MISSA526

    Today I will do a arm workout.... Read more

  • Top 10: You Know your on a Diet When...

    4/23/2016 10:23:20 AM, by JICKEE

    1. You refer to your food consumption as intake instead of eating a meal. 2. Nutritional Information is the first thing you look at when you are grocery shopping. 3. You weigh yourself so often, you have to replace the batteries in scale for the first time in ten years 4. You are gl... Read more

  • Crunch fitness test SP article

    4/23/2016 9:26:23 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/resource
    /fitness_articles.asp?id=1
    114&page=2 The article has a nice graph which does not copy well to this blog. I have been feeling my stomach muscles are improving after years of water aerobics. I am a bit curious if I can do these crunches on t... Read more

  • Low carb lettuce wrap (with beef or chicken)----why didn't I think of this! (SP recipe)

    4/23/2016 8:36:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    Delicious and bursting with flavor, these wraps are juicy and low in carbs. Can also work with chicken! Minutes to Prepare: 10 Minutes to Cook: 10 Number of Servings: 1 Ingredients 100 grams (3.5 ounces) lean ground beef or steak (or cubed chicken, if pre... Read more

  • Eager Trainee

    4/23/2016 8:34:00 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Go ahead - run. 334... Read more

  • Saturday morning

    4/23/2016 6:29:11 AM, by PICKIE98

    I had good intentions of a wonderful night of sleep. This arm is so painful that it woke me up after only five hours. I got no nap yesterday either. DD and I did indulge in a peaceful time in the library just reading books and I read magazines. The plus was, I read in the latest Consumer's... Read more

  • What Went - Friday

    4/23/2016 2:43:58 AM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. i had just gone back to bed this morning after seeing dh and ds off to work when the phone rang. I muttered under my breath as I picked up the phone, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was the daughter of a good friend of mine. She was at the airport not far from here and wondered ... Read more

  • Blackberry Jam

    4/23/2016 12:01:39 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Time to make jam! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 10 cups blackberries 6 cups sugar Directions~ In a large soup pot over low heat, crush berries until soft. Pass through a food mill to remove seeds. Return to pot and stir in sugar. Brin... Read more

  • Knitting is way more complicated than I thought....

    4/22/2016 4:35:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    DD has been knitting up a storm. She wants to make a sweater now. Her mentor says to knit a square to count the stitches so the sweater comes out the right size. If you don't do this you could make a sweater 6 sizes too big Wouldn't that be awful after all that work! I am givi... Read more

  • My Baby Has A Date

    4/22/2016 4:22:40 PM, by LUVBUNNYKK

    When did I get so old? Seriously, people...My youngest daughter is going on her first date tonight! I mean, her father and I will be chaperoning, but still! I know I shouldn't be surprised. I had my first boyfriend at 13, but this is my baby! As if that wasn't bad enough, I am getting gray hai... Read more

  • Needing to compare

    4/22/2016 2:45:03 PM, by SMTURN70

    So the photo on the left was the day I didn't like how I looked. At first when I looked at the picture and didn't like it, I thought "When the kids are older and they look back at this trip it won't be important how I looked but that I was in the picture ". I didn't think I had it in me to lose wei... Read more

  • When you're counting calories knowing you went over...

    4/22/2016 12:17:39 PM, by SHIBI_HUNTRESS

    Counting calories is nothing new to me, I've been doing it since I was ten years old (and maybe here's the reason I've always been unsuccessful...). I would always quit when I would overeat, or I would not track what happened when I went over my caloric intake - I would just 'fall off the horse... Read more

  • Spark coach

    4/22/2016 10:53:07 AM, by MISSA526

    I feel like these migraines will never go away but I will exercise today!!&... Read more

  • Renal Stenosis

    4/22/2016 8:51:53 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Had a CAT scan Tuesday that picked up a narrowing of the right artery to the right kidney. Awaiting results. Until than today's workout is Bench Press & Deadlift. 386 Sparkers. ... Read more

  • Friday Morning

    4/22/2016 5:47:50 AM, by PICKIE98

    I finally got a day off to relax and rest,, awoke at 4:40 a.m. Nose plugged,even my cpap did not help, but it is nice to have the quiet time before sunrise. DD and I will be running errands today, but now we can do them in the morning, instead of rush time. I see nap in my future... ... Read more

  • EMOTIONAL EATING

    4/22/2016 1:54:21 AM, by RBCJALANI

    Sad....but too deeply true!... Read more

  • Apricot Muffins

    4/22/2016 12:01:29 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, What's for breakfast you ask? Well take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 c grape-nuts cereal (or any granola-type cereal) 1/2 c snipped dried apricots 1/2 c boiling water 1-3/4 cups all-purpose white flour 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 c brown sugar... Read more

  • WHAT S UP?

    4/21/2016 6:08:18 PM, by SMIDGON

    Well, today starts Johns testing. As you know, he finished his Chemo.. Today he had his blood work drawn. This next Monday he has his colon/abdominal cavity /kidney/and pelvis area CT SCAN done. Also, they added the second CT SCAN for his chest. On Tuesday of next week he has his kid... Read more

  • Thursday afternoon

    4/21/2016 2:50:23 PM, by PICKIE98

    A rainy, cool, overcast day today.. I am glad I have the next four days off to let my knees, arm and back rest somewhat. I am trying to keep the pain under control at home as much as possible and still do the work I need to do. I can load up on pain meds for a few days because I ma not wor... Read more

  • Moving to a new house

    4/21/2016 10:42:48 AM, by CAMIL416

    So I moved 3/26. It is a good move from a small apartment to a big 4 bedroom house with lots of yard for gardening etc. It's just me there. I have fibromyalgia. I am on a good treatment regimen that works pretty well for me. But I still have a lot of pain and fatigue. I have recently taken a s... Read more

  • Happy at Work?

    4/21/2016 8:25:35 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    It's nice being retired. 334... Read more

  • Spark coach

    4/21/2016 7:27:18 AM, by MISSA526

    I have no weight loss motitvators in my actual like I have people on this site.... Read more

  • What Went - Wednesday

    4/21/2016 1:16:51 AM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    ... Read more

  • Popcorn Granola Munch

    4/21/2016 12:04:01 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, All of you are doing so awesome that I am allowing you a treat! But in MODERATION! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 8 cups popped corn 1 c wheat germ 1/2 c shredded coconut 1 c rolled oats 1/2 c sesame seeds 1/2 c creamy peanut butter 1 Tbsps water 1 T... Read more

  • So far down the road

    4/20/2016 10:04:42 PM, by SMTURN70

    I can remember being a freshman in college and wondering if I was ever going to graduate. Four years seemed so far away and all that work. Today on SparkCoach it had me go look at the maintenance board. Everyone talking about being at their goal weight. Ugh. That seems so far away and so much work t... Read more

  • Busy busy day.

    4/20/2016 9:23:44 PM, by LUVBUNNYKK

    Today I took my daughter to see about getting braces. She gets them in 3 weeks. Glad her smile will soon match her beautiful face...but what a pain in the pocketbook! Over $5000! Thank goodness that includes any and all retainers, repairs, etc. Next I went to Target. I hadn't yet used my bday ... Read more

  • MY OBESITY SERENITY PRAYER

    4/20/2016 3:16:10 PM, by RBCJALANI

    I think we all need to practice more self LOVE some days!... Read more

  • Wednesday afternoon

    4/20/2016 1:34:15 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today has to be the most painful day I have had with my knees. I can barely walk even with my cane. I work tomorrow and then have four days off. I have been taking time off until I can see the orthopod, usually one day a week, but I may have to take even more days off before then.. ... Read more

  • Today's Agenda

    4/20/2016 8:16:12 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Floor Press and Squat are today's Compound Routines. 386 Sparkers. ... Read more

  • Avocado Bread

    4/20/2016 12:28:41 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Well it is time to bake bread again! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 c sugar 1-1/2 tsps baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 large egg 1/2 c mashed avocado (1 medium avocado) 1/2 c buttermilk 1/2 c chopped pe... Read more

  • Scale Manipulation

    4/19/2016 11:40:00 PM, by JICKEE

    I will admit, I weight myself several times a day. I guess you could call me addicted to the scale, or a scale junkie. My weigh in day is Hump Day, better known as Wednesday. I can guarantee you that when I weigh in on Wednesday it is the least I have weighed in all week long. Wednesday: Ri... Read more

  • Hymns In Reality

    4/19/2016 10:00:59 PM, by JAMER123

    The Way We Might Really Sing Hymns If We Were Being Honest! (give your opinion) "I Surrender Some" "Fill My Spoon, Lord" "Oh, How I Like Jesus" "He's Quite a Bit to Me" "I Love to Talk About Telling the Story" "Take My Life and Let Me Be" "It is M... Read more

  • A new sleep apnea mask (No I don't have sleep apnea but I know people who do have it)

    4/19/2016 6:10:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    This looks more comfortable than the bigger masks I have seen. chris... Read more

  • 2 chuckles...

    4/19/2016 1:49:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    ... Read more

  • TUESDAY

    4/19/2016 1:44:37 PM, by PICKIE98

    Good news from doctor's office: When I switched to the new insurance April 1, I was supposed to fill out the booklet and make a doc appointment, go back there for a physical, then he sends in the remainder of the paperwork. Because I was just there a few months ago, I do not have to go back, the ... Read more

  • Apple Blueberry Cereal

    4/19/2016 10:55:41 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Breakfast is the first fuel that you will put in your body so FUEL UP! This is what I had. What will you have? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 3/4 cups rolled oats 1/2 c almonds 2 apples 1 c distilled water 1 c blueberries 1 c apple juice ... Read more

  • Fat Cat

    4/19/2016 8:15:05 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Where's the treadmill. ... Read more

  • What Went - Monday

    4/19/2016 2:54:17 AM, by JEANINNEWCASTLE

    1. This morning, due to record breaking heat that was forcasted for the day, we turned the day on it's head and went geocaching. We found two caches. Despite my physical failings, I was the one who directed dd to the caches because there is nothing wrong with my brain. (Which makes it sound lik... Read more

  • Hymns for Seasoned Citizens

    4/18/2016 10:31:13 PM, by JAMER123

    I couldn't resist this when I read it and all I can say is I am so glad I am not a seasoned citizen, but maybe, just maybe I can admit to one or 2 of these. Love the hymns!! Precious Lord, Take My Hand, And Help Me Up It is Well With My Soul, But My Knees Hurt Amazing Grac... Read more

  • My Worst Nightmare...

    4/18/2016 9:26:49 PM, by LUVBUNNYKK

    Well, my weekend ended up being much rougher than I thought. I stayed on track with my diet and I am surprised that I didn't stress binge! My sweet 14 year old daughter, Kenzie scared the life out of me on Saturday. She went to her band concert for school and began having symptoms of a migrain... Read more

  • Update: Kyler Bradley's (10) courageous fight against DIPG!

    4/18/2016 7:55:36 PM, by IMAVISION

    459 459 459 459 459 459 459 459 459 459 I did not want to have to share this; however, I realize that there may be folks, here in "Sparkville", who, in faithfulness, are continuing to lift prayer on Kyler's behalf. I feel that they deserved to know how the Creator God chose to work in youn... Read more

  • The short, intense workput craze.... (Wall St Journal article)

    4/18/2016 6:02:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    Apparently there is a craze going on about short, intense workouts done at odd times to stop the excuses of not having enough time to go to the gym or do long workouts. In the WSJ article: There is a photo of a woman "and her daughter Clare do squats while another daughter, Maureen, make... Read more

  • Black Beans And Rice

    4/18/2016 10:00:59 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Don't forget to put this on your menu! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 tsps olive oil 2 onions, minced 2 green bell peppers, diced 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, drained and rinsed 2 tsps dried oregano 2 tsps balsamic vin... Read more