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  • Tuesday afternoon

    1/24/2017 1:49:31 PM, by PICKIE98

    No news yet from realtor(Char), but there are two showings there today and more tomorrow. I sure hope the inspection went through okay. To top it all off, now Consumers Energy company is here to "upgrade" our gas and electric meters. She just finished the electrical meter, now she is working o... Read more

  • Ugh I hate being sick

    1/24/2017 1:27:48 PM, by MISSA526

    I have a horrible sorethroat and I still don't have a doctor. I'm going to the walk in clinic tomorrow and hopefully get some relief. I can't have anything warm or hot. Or cool or cold or else it really kills. My ears hurt and I can barely swallow. Sorry to complain so much but I'm taking care of my... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    1/24/2017 7:59:32 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Quick check in.

    1/24/2017 4:27:59 AM, by MISSTHISTLE6

    I felt much better yesterday after checking in and getting real. Thanks for your supportive and kind comments. I was able to do my usual routine and it didn't seem too hard or uncomfortable. I went for a shorter walk than usual but I did it. I drank my water and when I am hydrated it makes a b... Read more


    1/24/2017 2:52:08 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    This quote is a great outline for establishing a healthy life. I know a lot about eating well. I move daily (well almost daily). I hydrate often and I do my best to get plenty of sleep. The one thing left on this list is to love my body. I have never been good at that. I have always want... Read more

  • Positivity, So True!

    1/24/2017 12:07:58 AM, by JAMER123

    Now HERE'S a great one for all of us. "Don't be afraid of CHANGE". Wow, why do you think we started with SparkPeople when we found out about it? I don't know about you, but I wanted to change my life and turn around my weight gain that was totally out of control. I knew all the ins and o... Read more

  • One Mile with Leslie

    1/23/2017 8:46:03 PM, by MISSLISA1973

    I just did a mile with Leslie Sansone, which took my total step count to 6528 for today. The daily goal is 5000, so 244. On my wellness program at work, I get one point for every 1000 steps logged. I'm going to try to get to 7000 so I can get another point for today. It's good to have goals. 334 ... Read more

  • Monday afternoon

    1/23/2017 3:39:49 PM, by PICKIE98

    We are STILL socked in with fog here. On our side of the river it fairly foggy, as you can see about halfway down my street, but when we crossed the river to go to the Federal building, visibility was about ten feet. I called the Register of Deeds this morning to see if my mom's death certificate ... Read more


    1/23/2017 1:13:56 PM, by SMIDGON

    I have a situation I would like some feedback about As you all know our Beloved Son passed away on Oct. 05, 2016. We have two daughters who live in In.. The youngest lives in Indy.. the eldest across the state line from us. The youngest came to see her bro. Where ever he was at the tim... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    1/23/2017 8:15:29 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Realness

    1/23/2017 5:20:04 AM, by MISSTHISTLE6

    Here I am again writing a blog. This has to be a good thing. I haven't written one since the beginning of November. So what is going on? I went to the states for 3 weeks in November. Saw family and old friends. Ate familiar foods, drank more than usual and was out of my usual routine, yet I tra... Read more

  • Positivity thought

    1/23/2017 12:56:33 AM, by JAMER123

    I am running a series on Positivity and this again goes along with the one I posted yesterday. This one is a hard one not to do or get involved with. How do we judge others? 1. by their looks and body size 2. by their actions 3. by their friends 4. by what the have as possessions (o... Read more

  • Improvement happens when you get comfortable with being uncomfortable

    1/22/2017 3:37:21 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • More about building self esteem

    1/22/2017 2:53:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    "We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." ~~Maya Angelou... Read more

  • Sunday afternoon

    1/22/2017 2:15:23 PM, by PICKIE98

    Yesterday was a busy day. I signed a sales contract for the purchase agreement on Dad's house. THe very first guy to look at it made an offer above the asking price. We were hoping that one of the three cash buyers that saw it after him, would make an offer, but no-go. I accepted it and we will... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    1/22/2017 8:17:29 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers... Read more

  • I fell out of bed this morning (Saturday)....

    1/22/2017 1:18:52 AM, by TEDDYTEDDY

    I was wearing a blindfold to keep the air from my CPAP out of my eyes and my alarm went off and I didn't realize my bed had moved further away from the nightstand. Eventually I reached my alarm but just I got it I landed on the floor falling quite hard on my right knee and right elbow and hand. On... Read more

  • I fell out of bed this morning (Saturday)....

    1/22/2017 1:15:42 AM, by TEDDYTEDDY

    I was wearing a blindfold to keep the air from my CPAP out of my eyes and my alarm went off and I didn't realize my bed had moved further away from the nightstand. Eventually I reached my alarm but just I got it I landed on the floor falling quite hard on my right knee and right elbow and hand. On... Read more

  • Positivity

    1/22/2017 12:30:46 AM, by JAMER123

    You know, this is one I really thought about for a while and decided to share it. We are in times that are conflicted and divided. Some people have had it hard all their lives and don't have a bed to go to. Others, living a difficult life do have the bed. They are the lucky ones. A good night'... Read more

  • "Born to die" ... not exactly encouraging thing to hear

    1/21/2017 2:01:30 PM, by WINACHST

    well, I can check off one thing of my bucket list of things to do: I created a map in ifit for a run in Key Largo. I created a 6.2 miler at the end. I must admit it was a boring run except at the end. *-* A few things about today's run: 1. It was supposed to be a cross-training or rest day. ... Read more

  • my thoughts on building my own self esteem

    1/21/2017 11:41:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    Numbers 2,3,5,7,8,and 10 speak to me! 40 24 2. Say exactly what you mean. Well I tend to always spare the other person bad feelings often to the detriment of my own feelings. 3. I am definitely a people pleaser and it has not gotten me anywhere--well many people like ... Read more

  • Freeze ahead breakfast smoothies

    1/21/2017 9:18:12 AM, by CTUPTON
    make-your-li In zip-lock bags freeze fruits and veggies. Stack in freezer. Use each morning with "milk" or yogurt. Whiz. Walla! A quick, delicious smoothie!... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    1/21/2017 8:16:58 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    33 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Rosa Parks

    1/21/2017 12:03:06 AM, by JAMER123

    Some of us are able to remember Rosa Parks and what she stood for in the USA. Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus spurred a city-wide boycott. The city of M... Read more

  • Friday afternoon

    1/20/2017 2:44:53 PM, by PICKIE98

    It is a rainy, overcast, foggy day here. Usually my birthday is a blizzard day. the kind they close the airports for.. Today was errands, then free birthday treats across town. DD treated me to lunch, then we came home. I did not sleep at all last night, thinking of the things I still have to... Read more

  • Self care and self esteem building

    1/20/2017 8:22:46 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • On The Lighter Side

    1/20/2017 8:09:15 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    334 4 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Upping Calories

    1/20/2017 8:08:47 AM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    For probably 8 months or more of the last year, I lost my appetite. This was due in part to a new medication that I was on, I believe. I can't prove it, as nothing in the literature online supports that theory. All I know is that very soon after I started taking it, I completely lost my appetite. Th... Read more

  • So many of you came to comfort me that...

    1/20/2017 6:14:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    So many of you came to comfort me that...I can't answer you personally, as I want to. I had not thought of many things my sparkfriends said. Thank you so much. I am definitely on overload. Once the condo gets sold, my anxiety and tasks will decrease. I need to get through these next few mo... Read more

  • Something to think about

    1/20/2017 12:56:00 AM, by JAMER123

    Take some time to think about the words here on the quote. Thanks for stopping by.... Read more

  • Thursday evening

    1/19/2017 6:10:45 PM, by PICKIE98

    A much better day at work today, relaxing at home and waiting to hear from Char. DD informed me that Char called while I was at work to tell us that they had THREE showings today and two more tomorrow at the house. I pray that this part of the whole estate thing goes much more smoothly than the ... Read more

  • Oh no--crying jags have started.

    1/19/2017 10:55:46 AM, by CTUPTON

    Two days in a row. I need to do something about this. The frustrations of the past months are catching up to me I got frustrated because the drug store did not have hubby's Rx ready --I had ordered it from the doctor in the morning. I went to get it at 2:30 pm. No luck. After trying to solve th... Read more

  • Hydrotherapy massage table-near Buffalo, NY? Can't find it here yet.

    1/19/2017 10:46:29 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have been looking for this kind of massage using water near Buffalo, NY. So far no luck. I found a place that has floating for relaxation, but not this special table with moving water underneath. chris... Read more

  • oh my oh my oh my

    1/19/2017 10:24:49 AM, by WINACHST

    I am so frustrated. My weight is up again. I am stuck in this zone and cannot seem to get out of it. ARRRRRRRGH! On the positive, I am getting my cravings under control. Last night at a Bible study, there were cookies and brownies and guess how much I had? Not one bite. I was not even tempted. ... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    1/19/2017 8:54:05 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    33 244 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Have severe edema in both legs...saw doctor today...

    1/19/2017 2:41:22 AM, by TEDDYTEDDY

    I have some strange wraps on my legs for compression that I can take off tomorrow evening, then put on every morning until follow-up in 2 weeks with doctor. She made 2 changes in my medications and hope to see improvement soon. Also have to keep legs elevated as much as possible and take a 20 minu... Read more

  • Smiles

    1/19/2017 12:15:40 AM, by JAMER123

    What is the 1st thing you see when you meet someone? Do you have a reason for smiling today? My smile came when I began thinking about what kind of smile you are doing. When you meet someone new or someone you know what is the very first thing you notice about that person? It could be the ey... Read more

  • Stuck on a plateau

    1/18/2017 11:04:41 PM, by BETTYBOOPLOLLY

    I have been stuck in a plateau for months! I am going to work harder to overcome this. I don't drink enough water because it tastes so bland. My goal is to drink 64 ounces of water a day. Sometimes I don't feel like exercising because I am tired most of the time. My goal is to get out of this funk a... Read more

  • Wednesday

    1/18/2017 6:01:31 PM, by PICKIE98

    I had a very hard day at work, but came home, had some egg whites and water and rested in the chair for a few minutes. We went to the bank, credit union and then to Dad's house.. Char put the "For Sale" sign in the yard which makes it official. We went inside to box up the cleaning products and s... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    1/18/2017 8:10:29 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    33 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • What Would You Do?

    1/17/2017 11:41:16 PM, by JAMER123

    What would you do if you knew what was going to happen a day or a year before it actually happened? I would hope that I could continue my daily plans as I now do. What if the world was to fall apart tomorrow? We are never promised the night but it would be good to continue on and get my sleep.... Read more

  • Deep breathing, etc.

    1/17/2017 10:02:02 PM, by TEDDYTEDDY

    Trying to deal with the stress, but so far I have been like an ostrich sticking its head in the sand.....I have been tired and sleeping too much and avoiding the gym. I think prayer and meditation will help calm me. In addition to prayer and meditation, I am sure exercise at the gym will... Read more

  • Tuesday

    1/17/2017 4:00:22 PM, by PICKIE98

    A cold, windy, icy rainy day with fog. I am not going to Dad's house today. I need time away from the harsh chemicals. It is a rest day today after work. Yesterday I signed the seller contract with the realtor. I hope this ends soon.... Read more

  • Veggie Tikka Masala

    1/17/2017 12:46:18 PM, by WINACHST

    Well, I just ate a meal of my version of a Tikka Masala. OMG! that was so amazing I made mine with all veggies. The sauce is a variation of Vegan Richa's that i found in her cookbook. I did not follow the recipe and have no idea how it made this. So it will be an adventure next time I wan... Read more

  • a little more from the research article

    1/17/2017 8:29:41 AM, by CTUPTON

    Even more recently, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee reported that a diet “that is higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and lower in animal-based foods, is more health promoting.” And just this week, US News and World Report r... Read more

  • You have heard it before but here is more research--diabetes 2 prevention

    1/17/2017 8:22:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    First, let’s review the study. Researchers publishing in PLoS Medicine describe a study of more than 200,000 people in the U.S. who participated in health surveys over a 20-year period. They found that: •People who chose diets that were predominately of plant-based foods developed type 2 diabetes ... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    1/17/2017 8:12:27 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Looking Ahead

    1/17/2017 2:48:19 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    Looking ahead -- here are some of the things I am anticipating in 2017. 1. Getting Stronger . . . so I can get back to the Y for my Yoga and Silver Sneakers classes. 2. Concerts . . . such as one this month with Capella Romana 3. Plays . . . such as His Eye is on the ... Read more

  • Possible and impossible

    1/16/2017 11:52:10 PM, by JAMER123

    We all have necessary things we do and must accomplish. I wonder what it would do if we looked at the projects as all possible. I can think of many things that I find not possible but yes, necessary. i can't find anyone to do it for me. Maybe I can find someone to explain it and help me get it... Read more

  • Floating to relax

    1/16/2017 8:11:20 PM, by CTUPTON

    om/ Please give me some opinions. this seems too good to be true. chris... Read more

  • Thank God for friends!

    1/16/2017 7:30:15 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Still more moldy carpet removal..

    1/16/2017 4:35:31 PM, by PICKIE98

    DD and I went back to the house after I met with the realtor to sign the contracts. After tearing up, rolling and duct-taping and hauling one room of it upstairs and to the garage, we discovered more mold on the carpet in the kitchen and behind the bar. We tore up all of it, did the same thing... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    1/16/2017 8:08:38 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    24 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Happiness

    1/16/2017 1:35:05 AM, by JAMER123

    Stop and think about what you have been doing over the past years. Are you a giver or are you a taker? There was a story on AFV this evening about a 4th grader that was on video crying during the graduation from 4th grade and moving into middle school. The video was sent to AFV and they playe... Read more

  • Birthday cake for a Crazy Cat Lady

    1/15/2017 8:38:41 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Trying it again. I'm back for the 5th, 6th or 7th time.... I've lost track.

    1/15/2017 6:33:21 PM, by TERREZAFTIGMAMA

    So here's me again. On November 7, I weighed 216 pounds at my doctor's office. One of the heaviest - if not THE heaviest I've ever been. I've been fighting my weight since puberty. I've used it as a way to beat myself up, hate myself, convince myself that I am worthless and not worth ... Read more

  • Still moldy..

    1/15/2017 2:42:01 PM, by PICKIE98

    We returned to Dad's house this morning. A LOT of the mold was gone, but we finished off the gallon of bleach and DD stood on a scrub brush for the floor to get the black stuff off. I used straight bleach on the walls,(cement block) and floors. About 99,9/10% of the mold is gone, but I rolled up s... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    1/15/2017 8:12:24 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers... Read more

  • It never, ever, ever ends.

    1/14/2017 2:50:51 PM, by PICKIE98

    The new thing for the estate is that we found a lot of black mold in the basement after all of the hoarded things were removed. The realtor told me that if we do not clean it out, the hasmet team will have to be called in after the house inspector comes in. It would cost upwards of $10,000 to clean ... Read more

  • Stuff is going wrong. I hate it.

    1/14/2017 1:51:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    The big one is, of course, flooding at our condo which I am trying to sell. But 2 more-- Hubby's watch is too far gone to keep. 198 A new battery did not work in it. And the cat 240 pooped and threw up in 4 different places in the new apartment--after just having the place cleaned.... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    1/14/2017 8:02:57 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    24 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Works versus words

    1/14/2017 12:31:58 AM, by JAMER123

    I do think that JFK captured the essence of this statement that is really true. What are your thoughts? Thanks for a comment or 2 when stopping in. Friday the 13th!... Read more

  • Friday evening

    1/13/2017 5:39:44 PM, by PICKIE98

    I did not sleep at all last night, maybe two hours. I know it is from the stress of having to do yet more things in the house before it is shown.. The lockbox is on, it is registered with t eh company, but I have to do some work on the electrical box and clean some walls in the basement. I will d... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    1/13/2017 8:22:55 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    24 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Shakespear

    1/13/2017 1:07:02 AM, by JAMER123

    Are you doing what you really want to do or is there something else you dream of being. Don't regret what has been chosen for you or what you yourself has chose. I think we all have dreams of becoming something we really aren't like I would have become a concert pianist if I had my choice but ... Read more

  • Thursday evening

    1/12/2017 6:27:39 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today I met with a realtor to list my Dad's house. She is a friend whose daughter went all through school with mine. I graduated with her sister, who is also a realtor. Char owns the company and has had it for 34 years. I will meet with her again to discuss the list price on Monday afternoon. Se... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    1/12/2017 8:19:20 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    24 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Rainbow

    1/12/2017 12:43:42 AM, by JAMER123

    Did you give out smiles today or a hug or a kind word? How many ways can you think of to brighten another person's day? So many times we only see the negative and want to walk away from it instead of going towards the problem and work at helping improve the situation. Do you stop trying when t... Read more

  • Wednesday afternoon

    1/11/2017 1:18:37 PM, by PICKIE98

    A good day at work, no big deals going there. I am so glad I do not have the very hard jobs I had before. I am basically my own boss there now, working alone and staying away from the drama of others. It is still very cold, but the rain melted most of the snow away!! Six inches of snow gone!! ... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    1/11/2017 8:58:59 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers... Read more

  • I am trying to think positively....

    1/11/2017 8:41:08 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Good morning!

    1/11/2017 1:05:37 AM, by JAMER123

    Sending you millions of smiles! Take one each morning, because I want to see you smiling always. GOOD MORNING! Enjoy your smiles today. I know I will enjoy seeing them and sharing them with you all! 335 "Let a smile be your umbrella" 335... Read more

  • Snowy Tuesday

    1/10/2017 1:46:51 PM, by PICKIE98

    We got six inches of snow overnight, now it is raining on top of the snow. I got home while it was still misting, but not a heavy rain like it is now doing. IT is windy, overcast and about 27 degrees. More snow is coming Thursday, but it is supposed to be 40 degrees tomorrow. We are replenishing... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    1/10/2017 8:50:24 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Exercise, exercise, exercise. . . ... Read more

  • Difficult roads....

    1/10/2017 8:11:39 AM, by KELLIE453

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  • Water damage at the condo I am trying to sell! Oh no!

    1/10/2017 7:02:22 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have been dealing with a bad situation. I am trying to stay positive but it is very difficult. Our condo is up for sale but there has been a great deal of water damage! At first we thought it was a frozen, burst water pipe. It took me many days of frustrating phone calls to get an accurate pictur... Read more


    1/10/2017 4:12:51 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    Reflecting on my past year with Spark I realize that I learned a lot about goal setting. I design goals to give order and purpose to my daily activities. I know that setting specific goals motivates me. When I can state clearly what I want to accomplish and how I am going to do it I am more ... Read more

  • Norman Vincent Peale

    1/10/2017 12:21:53 AM, by JAMER123

    Another "simple" statement with a very profound message. I definitely goes with changing impossible to I'm possible. Or a can't to a can. Try to think of all the negatives you tell yourself on a daily basis. Turn them into positives. Have you started your journals yet? If not, begin today and... Read more

  • 5 x 3 = WIN!

    1/9/2017 10:59:08 PM, by MISSLISA1973

    Last month, the goal was two minutes exercise each day. Starting today, the goal is five minutes. Tonight, I did a mile with Leslie Sansone. That took 15 minutes, so it's a triple win for me! Woot woot! It's been a few days since I've stayed on top of my writing and exercising. But I spoke to m... Read more

  • Still bitter cold here

    1/9/2017 1:45:42 PM, by PICKIE98

    There is still no sunshine here; it is overcast, windy and snowing, so bitter cold. We are indoors today, but reading about and practicing with the new camera. That big lens captures a gnat on a leaf at fifty yards! Kidding.. IT is too dark outside to capture anything and before we left to buy... Read more

  • Negative people!

    1/9/2017 10:51:17 AM, by KELLIE453

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  • On The Lighter Side

    1/9/2017 8:33:32 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    224 244 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Proud of myself

    1/9/2017 7:10:06 AM, by MARCY978

    Never blog before put gonna give it a try... My third week weigh in...lost 3 pounds the first week but none the second. I had a hard time sticking on my plan but the third week I decide that if I wanted to reach my goal by May I had to stick to it. So this week I lost an other 2 pounds. Not much but... Read more

  • Laura Ingalls Wilder

    1/9/2017 12:35:04 AM, by JAMER123

    Sweet and simple. Can life be that way for each of us? At times we tend to make our own lives more difficult with poor choices or poor words shared with others. I hope you each have a sweet and simple week ahead. Glad you took a couple minutes to stop by and share a thought or two.... Read more

  • A great day!

    1/8/2017 7:20:05 PM, by PICKIE98

    Yesterday I did nothing except run the dishwasher. That is a nothing day. It felt wonderful..It is so cold outdoors that your lip-skin pops and chaps an d peels within a minute or so, so it is imperative to use the Burt's Bees on them. Every inch of skin has to be covered to prevent frostbite too. ... Read more

  • Welcome to Buffalo. But I did not have to drive!

    1/8/2017 10:11:20 AM, by CTUPTON
    WHJWRk0zVpQ... Read more

  • Sparkcoach

    1/8/2017 9:44:44 AM, by MISSA526

    Passed up pizza yesterday!... Read more

  • I asked my new doctor about fatty liver

    1/8/2017 8:40:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    His answer was, "Lose weight. That is the remedy." I asked if there was any additional medical help. He said no--just lose weight. chris... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    1/8/2017 8:22:00 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    43 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Peace. Pleasure Experienced by Accepting all Creation as it Exists

    1/8/2017 8:13:11 AM, by CTUPTON

    I receive emails Notes from the Universe. This article is about the founder, Mike Dooley. It is a follow-up on my blog about talking to my unconscious mind before sleeping. chris
    inite-pos_b_333033.html... Read more

  • Sunshine

    1/7/2017 9:31:34 PM, by JAMER123

    I thought this appropriate for this time of year due to this very cold snap we are experiencing. We are in the deep south of Texas and last night it was 31, a freeze. People here don't have these low temps and many don't have heat in their homes. There are several shelters in the area to help ... Read more

  • 9:19 AM and I just got major organizing done!

    1/7/2017 9:28:46 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • On The Lighter Side

    1/7/2017 8:38:40 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    198 386 Sparkers & keep your tires inflated.... Read more

  • My thoughts on portion size vs seerving size

    1/7/2017 6:57:02 AM, by CTUPTON

    Thank you--I think you helped me understand portion size and serving size. Is this right? Portion is the size I serve myself but a serving is what is printed on the package so the nutritional values can be determined The serving size is "artificial, " just so we can have a ... Read more

  • Daily thought and actions

    1/7/2017 1:23:59 AM, by JAMER123

    I think my answer to this would be surrounding myself with my marvelous friends here on Sparks. The motivation and the encouragement can be found around every corner and it certainly makes me feel good about myself and loved by my friends. They tend to tell it like it is which is what help us... Read more


    1/6/2017 7:00:50 PM, by SMIDGON

    I wrote another blog yesterday but where is it? I wrote that yesterday (Oct 05 ) was the third month since John has left us. It meandt so much to me to share that with you all ! I miss him so much. Now the weather is bad, and I can't get out. Hubby's health is decling. It has... Read more


    1/6/2017 6:56:37 PM, by SMIDGON

    I wrote another blog yesterday but where is it? I wrote that yesterday (Oct 05 ) was the third month since John has left us. It meandt so much to me to share that with you all ! I miss him so much. Now the weather is bad, and I can't get out. Hubby's health is decling. It has... Read more

  • Frigid temps here

    1/6/2017 2:05:05 PM, by PICKIE98

    It is 6 degrees here before wind chill factor. So very cold inside and out. When I went to get my labs drawn this morning, it was 3 degrees. Now that is pretty cold. I actually turned my heated car seat on. I know that the ice fisher people are out on the river and lake in full force. I am gu... Read more

  • I just made a grocery list using the SP Nutrition Tracker : )

    1/6/2017 11:50:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    I only need to make our lunches so this was really easy. chris... Read more

  • 0 to 200 in 6 sec!

    1/6/2017 10:16:51 AM, by KELLIE453

    Bob was in trouble. He forgot his wedding anniversary. His wife was really angry. She told him "Tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in the driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in 6 seconds AND IT BETTER BE THERE!" The next morning he got up early and left for work. When his wife woke up, she looke... Read more