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  • Slowly Getting Back on Track

    10/25/2016 7:52:20 AM, by WINACHST

    The other day when I checked the Beck Diet Solution Team board, the posting that caught my eye was the day 20 Get Back on Track. That was just what I needed and I am slowly getting back on track with my eating and exercise. I started to run a bit on the treadmill again. I have an ifit membersh... Read more

  • Monday evening

    10/24/2016 6:11:56 PM, by PICKIE98

    I had PT at 7:30 this morning. Casey started me on the ultrasound therapy after all of the rest of my workout. I do 10 minutes on the recumbant, 10 minutes on leg presses, Heel and calf stretches on steps, lunges, triple leg swings on foam. I picked DD up from Dad's house afterwards; she had ... Read more


    10/24/2016 5:57:52 PM, by SMIDGON

    "The emptiness that only losing a child can bring. "... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/24/2016 8:21:58 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers... Read more

  • HELLO,

    10/24/2016 6:58:31 AM, by SMIDGON

    It has been a very long month! Somehow we all survived getting ready for the visitation and Funeral. There were many friends of Johns we didn't realize he knew, and many didn't realize he is our son. He had a beautiful (if you could put it that way) funeral. Considering he didn't actu... Read more

  • My one art class about painting clouds

    10/23/2016 11:06:53 PM, by CTUPTON

    I did a search "art techniques resist clouds." I just looked at the "images." Many images were like the thing we did in class. "Resist" was the art technique we were learning. The teacher had us just doodle first. We really did not know what the class would be about. then she... Read more

  • So far life is good in our new independent living apartment.

    10/23/2016 10:45:20 PM, by CTUPTON

    Hubby's brain seems to have improved. Wow this is an unexpected perk. John is doing very well here. His thinking has obviously improved. There are friendly people around to help him. He has been wheeling around alone and people help him use the free coffee station , etc. He can use the elevator alon... Read more

  • enjoy

    10/23/2016 8:17:12 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • Something hit a fan and it was not daisies and lilacs!

    10/23/2016 7:14:17 PM, by PICKIE98

    So when vulture sister was here last time I blogged about how she was drunk and snuck into my old bedroom where DD was asleep, in the middle of the night and was trying to get into DD backpack. Well, I have been having a fight with vulture but she did not know it until today. When vulture jr.(... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/23/2016 7:49:49 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    A doctor on TV said that in order to have inner peace in our lives during this political campaign, we should always finish things that we start. Since we all could use more calm in our lives, I looked around my house to find things I'd started & hadn't finished. I finished a bottle of Merlot... Read more

  • Spark coach

    10/23/2016 4:52:47 AM, by MISSA526

    One thing I'm really good at is being a good listener. What about you?... Read more

  • Saturday evening

    10/22/2016 8:02:50 PM, by PICKIE98

    As predicted, my nephew finally called here about 3 pm to tell me that he slept in.. until 2:30 pm. His lie was that his tv did not work last night so he stayed up ALL NIGHT FIXING IT until 4 am.Right. Let me get my driver's license out and see if I was born yesterday. He says he will be here ... Read more

  • Video : Making Bear Poop Cookies

    10/22/2016 5:30:37 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • On The Lighter Side

    10/22/2016 8:16:09 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    40 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Tips for families dealing with aphasia

    10/22/2016 6:30:10 AM, by CTUPTON

    Nearly daily, I am thankful my husband's stroke did not take his ability to speak. But I know many people deal with this problem . Maybe this article will help. chris strokeconnection.strokeassoc
    t-Types-of-Aphasia-After-Stroke... Read more

  • Getting over the flu

    10/22/2016 3:32:50 AM, by MISSA526

    Ugh... Was so sick this weekend. I managed to get so light exercise in. But then I started throwing up water. I think I'm finally over it. I've been eating only oatmeal and scrambled eggs (1egg 2 egg whites), and so saltines. If I had to look on the bright side I've lost a little over 4 pounds. Sti... Read more

  • Friday afternoon

    10/21/2016 4:48:52 PM, by PICKIE98

    Pt today with Ryan went well. Next week I think I will be starting the ultrasound therapy with medicine. I believe it is Voltaren gel mixed with the ultrasound gel. That should be interesting. Today was laundry, errands, bring more things to Dad's house and tossing some out. I made a Dutch ... Read more

  • Time to override the stress and take control

    10/21/2016 8:54:22 AM, by WINACHST

    It has been some very stressful times around here and my eating is reflecting how I handle stress. This morning I am up 3 pounds and feel bloated. It is hard to get rid of the stress because the one causes it is part of my life at the moment. I just need to learn to deal with it differently because ... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/21/2016 8:36:19 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    I ate salad for dinner. 224 Mostly croutons, tomatoes, mushrooms and a little bit of broccoli. 244 Really just one big round crouton covered with tomato sauce and cheese. 334 FINE, it was a pizza. I ate a pizza. 24 386 Sparkers ... Read more

  • Thursday evening

    10/20/2016 6:47:52 PM, by PICKIE98

    I got my second injection by P.A hunky, Shawn. Unlike the first one, I felt tremendous pressure with and after the injection. Not pain just real pressure. Also unlike last week, I did not get my tires vandalized, nor did I wait longer than five minutes. Last week I waited for over an hour. ... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/20/2016 9:30:45 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Sorry, I have been away from SP friends. We moved 400 miles. Just now being able to post and read

    10/19/2016 1:55:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    Boxes, boxes, boxes. I tried to pack sensible and have essential things available, but still looking for some things, like my new check book! My new mattress is the wrong one. They will exchange it. Thank the Lord. Hubby has a "roll in" shower now but I had to order a special rolling sh... Read more

  • Wednesday afternoon

    10/19/2016 1:25:31 PM, by PICKIE98

    I am not really getting to my step goal lately, but I am hoping to do better after my lsat injection Nov 1. I will get the second injection tomorrow after work. Dr. Hunky odes a great job! Casey keeps changing my exercises, so I get at least two new ones each therapy session. Lunges and the ... Read more

  • Progress : ehlers-danlos

    10/19/2016 12:24:18 PM, by CTUPTON
    us-debilitating-diseases/ Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)a trifecta of weird diseases. POTS, EDS, and MCAS are so obscure that many doctors ... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/19/2016 11:44:18 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    104 My goal for 2016 was to lose just 10 pounds. Only 15 to go. 24 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Pie in teabag

    10/18/2016 5:00:52 PM, by PICKIE98

    I knew you would have to look here to see what the blog is about. I bought some Private Selection tea bags at Kroger. They are not decaf, BUT they taste just like eating a piece of pumpkin pie, but with no calories!!! They are called Orange spice black tea. Yum! NO calories, no fat, but aroma ... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/18/2016 11:58:32 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    211 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • I am SO amazed...

    10/18/2016 2:52:00 AM, by I.M.MAGIC

    ... and humbled... I've been invited to sing solo for the Christmas program at church! Wow. I said yes... ...and I have no idea what to sing! Yikes. AND the melodrama continues, my brother is going in for rectal surgery on Thursday this week to have some "unusual lesions" removed and ... Read more

  • Nice day

    10/17/2016 7:17:05 PM, by PICKIE98

    Started out with PT with some new workouts. Casey doubled up on my leg press time. I was okayed for four more PT sessions, so I will start right up again on Friday. DD and I went to Barnes and NOble and walked around, I relaxed while she shopped using her gift cards from last Christmas. ... Read more

  • Spark coach

    10/17/2016 3:54:12 PM, by MISSA526

    My major fitness goal right now is healing my shoulder and exercising regularly. What's yours? :)... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/17/2016 8:48:00 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    214 Aspire to inspire before you expire. 211 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Sunday afternoon

    10/16/2016 4:33:18 PM, by PICKIE98

    I got up today and stretched for afew minutes,, PT exercises. My BS was 108, very good for me. IT is still raining today, so we left after breakfast and started in on the house again.. sorting, tossing, filling boxes for the estate sale. The more we toss, the less the company charges us. Dad... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/16/2016 9:10:48 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    24 198 that gives 386 a new meaning... Read more

  • Saturday

    10/15/2016 3:32:44 PM, by PICKIE98

    I noticed a rusty roofing nail sticking out of the sidewall of my tire Thursday, realizing that it had to be vandalism. No way could that nail be half pounded in the SIDEWALL of the tire by driving over it or having it ricochet onto the tire tread. I went to DIscount Tire when they opened this ... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/15/2016 11:24:52 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    The quote of the month is by Jay Leno: "With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take GOD out of the Pledge of ... Read more

  • New Clothes Phobia:

    10/15/2016 10:11:17 AM, by JICKEE

    In the past 9 months I have lost 45 pounds, and 7 inches around my waist. My old wardrobe had become very dysfunctional. Last week I went out and splurged on some new pants, underwear, shorts and pajamas. My T shirt collection still ranges from L to 3XL, so I was not in a hurry to replace my vinta... Read more

  • Goodie Thank you

    10/14/2016 10:17:10 PM, by JAMER123

    What a wonderful day I have today even though I was sitting a lot today. I thank each and everyone of you for the Goodies given for my Birthday today. I will try to get to each of you to thank. I had oral surgery on Weds. and have been taking it a little easy with eating and will be easing back in... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/14/2016 12:40:33 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Very early Friday morning

    10/14/2016 6:47:08 AM, by PICKIE98

    I had a very difficult time falling asleep last night. Two hours of lying there, waiting for total exhaustion to take over... I did get some things accomplished . After work I did some paper work, made some calls, and stowed the boxes in my car for parents house today. I got my injections w... Read more

  • Thursday evening

    10/13/2016 6:11:41 PM, by PICKIE98

    After work today I went to the orthopod, Dr. Hunky. Apparently, I was supposed to get a cortisone injection two weeks before this initial Euflexxa injection. I repeatedly told them when I called for this appointment, that it was the INITIAL one for this injection. NO biggie for me. Dr. Hunky in... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/13/2016 11:45:15 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    100 Every morning is the dawn of a new error. That's why Sparkers 386... Read more

  • Wednesday afternoon

    10/12/2016 1:27:37 PM, by PICKIE98

    Sorting through mail, paying bills, going through junk from Dad's house. Piles of the stuff and still more to go.... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/12/2016 8:52:58 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    33 244 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • You'll Never Believe What I Did...

    10/11/2016 9:32:04 PM, by GABIRUSZCZAK

    I have been reading Geneen Roth's book "Women, Food and God" (Geneen Roth is one of my "gurus", Marsha Sinetar is the other). I have learned so much about self-love & trust from her books and journey. But today I did something I don't think I've ever done - we were a local medical facility, keepi... Read more

  • Carb Monster

    10/11/2016 7:33:42 PM, by BOOBERRIE77

    Blargh ( and yes I maintain that is totally a word - descriptor for how I am feeling at the moment) Why is it always at night that I crave, no ...i super crave??? carbs of any sort....i will even turn to my daughter's horrible chocolate cookie bears (which lets face it , taste like cardboard wi... Read more

  • Met my step goal today.

    10/11/2016 2:37:03 PM, by PICKIE98

    Lots more pain today,, I can hardly wait until Thursday. I do not think there will be immediate relief, but after the third injection I should have it. The last injection is November 1. I have constant pain at the level of 9 right now. IF I did not work, I would have asked for a Rx med for pain... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/11/2016 9:19:10 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    24 I was always taught to respect my elders, but it keeps getting harder to find one. 211 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Monday afternoon

    10/10/2016 3:46:34 PM, by PICKIE98

    I had two new exercises today at PT. Casey started me on leg presses and a new thing on the steps for stretching the muscles. HE also wrapped my athletic tape differently to see if it would help me more than the old way. David, my nephew, just called to tell me he will be up here October 22 ... Read more

  • Doesn't Run from Bears

    10/10/2016 12:22:24 PM, by BOOBERRIE77

    I am hoping blogging helps me work out my thoughts. As with everyone, life is uber busy here and mostly super stressful. There is always something that needs doing, somewhere that needs getting to and of course something to pick up. Finding time for me, that is not work time away from the fam ... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/10/2016 8:33:34 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Sunday evening

    10/9/2016 6:16:36 PM, by PICKIE98

    I posted yesterday's blog, but it did not go through for some reason. Today I went to Dad's house alone,, meet-up with one of their neighbors who I knew was not going to buy the house.. She is OCD about chemicals, so wanted hardwood floors. I told her repeatedly via phone beforehand that ther... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/9/2016 8:37:00 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    24 A recent study has found women who carry a little extra weight live longer than men who mention it. 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/8/2016 7:53:07 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    40 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Friday evening

    10/7/2016 6:38:08 PM, by PICKIE98

    A very busy day today. Therapy, then errands, then finding out that the entire two miles of road in front of Dad's house was stripped out this morning and there was an 8-inch drop from the pavement down to the dirt. They were replacing the entire road, but we never got a notice or anything ab... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/7/2016 7:52:34 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    24 The irony of life is that, by the time you're old enough to know your way around, you're not going anywhere. 386 Sparkers ... Read more

  • I LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY! about BMI being a flawed system ...

    10/6/2016 3:46:46 PM, by CTUPTON

    I could see myself (as a former teacher) asking to do this assignment. I had no idea it would be hurtful to some students. chris
    nswer?c=ufb4... Read more

  • Thursday afternoon

    10/6/2016 3:27:05 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today is our second day of pea-soup fog. Humidity is 100%. I love my inhaler! I came home early from work today, glad I did too. One more week to possible relief. I am hoping the first injection will give some relief. I can barely stand the pain at night. I know I staring down the barrel o... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/6/2016 8:07:11 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    244 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • SparkPeople

    10/5/2016 10:16:48 PM, by BETTYBOOPLOLLY

    SP is so awesome, its free! Most diet programs are expensive. The meals are even expensive. SP has recipes and meal plans. The only thing that costs on SP is the premier, which you get a coach for only $5 a month! SP even has message boards and challenges. Challenges are so cool, always learning som... Read more

  • All day migraine

    10/5/2016 3:43:06 PM, by MISSA526

    I woke up with it and it will not go away. I've been in my room in the dark and quiet all day long. It totally ruined my day. I can barely eat a I'm so nausous. My mantra today is tomorrow will be better. Sorry for the pity party but I had to let it out.... Read more

  • Spark tracker frustration

    10/5/2016 2:39:29 PM, by PICKIE98

    I am considering calling it quits with the spark tracker. It will track and sync maybe twice a day, but usually after I along in bed asleep. One sync early this morning before I left for work and it is now 2:38 pm and still no more syncs..How is a person supposed to know where they are? They keep... Read more

  • Stuffed Acorn Squash

    10/5/2016 1:10:26 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am stuffing some healthy stuff for dinner! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 3 acorn squashes, halved, seeded, and trimmed 2 Tbsps butter, melted 6 Tbsps butter 1 onion, chopped 1 c minced celery 1/2 tsp each dried sage, parsley, thyme, and oregano 2 Tbsps... Read more


    10/5/2016 11:52:12 AM, by SMIDGON

    This blog isn't coming through. JOHN MARTIN PAXSON went home to be with the Lord at 3 : 45 a.m. this morning. Thanks for all your prayers and concerns.... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/5/2016 8:21:20 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    43 Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. 211 386 Sparkers ... Read more


    10/5/2016 5:04:52 AM, by SMIDGON

    John passed away peacefully at 3::45 a.m. this morning, oct.05,2016... Read more

  • I need to stop the health club membership. Rule is pay one month in addition! Huh?

    10/4/2016 6:21:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    I understand their original rule of paying a certain number of months without stopping. A year or even 2 years. After that is pay month by month. I figured when I quit , I would not pay the next month's fee. Wrong. I have to pay for one more month even though I will be in another state! ... Read more

  • Tuesday afternoon

    10/4/2016 1:54:40 PM, by PICKIE98

    Good work day if I do not count the level 9 pain in my knee. It is getting closer to that injection, I just wait for it.less than two weeks now. I am still getting lots of step in and doing the lunges and chair exercises in-between chores and bill-paying. I got called to jury duty, AGAIN. T... Read more

  • Update Oct. 2016

    10/4/2016 11:22:19 AM, by JUSTJO66

    Hey, my low carb friends. Yep, it's me again. Seems I can't seem to get completely away from you guys. :o) Kind of like my weight loss yo yo journey. I've missed all of you. Lots of things happening since I retired two years ago. Amazing how time flys. Anyway, we have downsized and moved between my ... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/4/2016 8:44:17 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    224 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Monday afternoon

    10/3/2016 4:31:52 PM, by PICKIE98

    Pt this morning was really a workout! Whew! My knee is always so sore afterwards,,I am so glad I will be getting that Efflexxa injection on the 13th. We brought more pictures home today to sort through,. I also took some things back to the house for the sale. That garage is getting prett... Read more

  • Selling our condo, neighbors are already wanting to know the price...

    10/3/2016 11:56:45 AM, by CTUPTON

    Yes, we are moving out-before the condo is even on the market. My neighbors-I will not call them friends--already are bugging me about the price. These 2 people assured me while living here they would give help if I needed it. Well, caregiving is not easy . The couple of times I needed he... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/3/2016 8:29:51 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    24 Frustration is trying to find your glasses without your glasses. 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Some October themed fun....

    10/2/2016 8:54:55 PM, by CTUPTON

    chris 424... Read more

  • Sunday afternoon

    10/2/2016 2:22:43 PM, by PICKIE98

    Another rest day..just some leg lifts, lunges and bicep curls. Going through old family pictures is very painful for me. I have two full boxes of them. Basically, the painful part is missing my aunt and dad and mourning the relationship that never happened with my paternal grandparents. They h... Read more

  • Spark coach

    10/2/2016 2:18:51 PM, by MISSA526

    The healthy habit I have the most trouble with is exercising. What's yours?... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/2/2016 8:21:16 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    198 24 334 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • I jiggle, therefore I am. I love this video.

    10/2/2016 6:51:34 AM, by CTUPTON
    p?video=161... Read more

  • Less than 5 days to MOVING DAY! It is a miracle! And major help from hubby's family.

    10/2/2016 6:44:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    The long-awaited Moving Day is less than 5 days away. 40 Our stuff will be loaded on the truck October 6th. 198 Today is Oct. 2! OMG! 244 Yesterday a bunch of repairs were done by hubby's brother and his grown son. 304 Both have high level technical jobs and both love to do (I think) repair... Read more

  • JOHN

    10/1/2016 9:23:57 AM, by SMIDGON

    The papers have been signed for the HOSPICE "COMFORT CARE" TO BEGIN. WHILE he's on a regular diet he is only able to eat a little. Sometimes it is only pudding and milk. He's always been a big eater, now it's so disturbing to see him this way. He has the trouble chewing and swallowing. ... Read more

  • Sleep!

    10/1/2016 9:17:55 AM, by PICKIE98

    I slept almost nine hours last night! I broke down and took two P.M. Acetaminophen. I dare not take them the nights before I work or I would never get up. My knee pain has decreased a little and I am ready to do no great physical things today. We have not seen any sunshine since last weekend so... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/1/2016 8:08:37 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    My wife and I had words, but I didn't get to use mine. 334 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • 3D movie of the human heart as it is pumping

    10/1/2016 7:58:09 AM, by CTUPTON
    ses/... Read more

  • I cannot believe I actually did that

    9/30/2016 9:20:41 PM, by WINACHST

    i had some yard work to do so I put on my headphones, loaded my cd walkman with Chris Tomlin's Love Ran Red and went out and worked in the yard and I mean worked. There was a some cut wood from some trees that were just thrown in a pile, so I went out and stacked the logs. Some of those logs w... Read more

  • PT day

    9/30/2016 6:14:22 PM, by PICKIE98

    I had a very hard workout today at PT. Casey introduced two new exercises, and used a tool to release tension in my muscles. The pain is about a 9 today after that. I picked up some Rx's and a few staples and gassed up my car. I hauled boxes and bags in the house and also from Dad's house. ... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    9/30/2016 8:09:40 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Answering machine message: "I am not available right now, but thank you for caring enough to call. I am making some changes in my life. Please leave a message after the beep. If I do not return your call, you are one of the changes." 334 386 Sparkers ... Read more

  • I just love this ...

    9/30/2016 6:57:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    ... Read more

  • Moving is overwhelming but doctor's appointments and, and -- are complicating things

    9/30/2016 6:52:11 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am knocking of the medical appoints for me and hubby before our big move. darn, my mammogram resulted in a need for a couple more pictures. Sigh. 24 Hubby's colonoscopy used up 2 days of my time. Due to his handicap, I asked for him to be prepped in the hospital. Well, that involved me for most o... Read more

  • "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" -- What It Means To Me

    9/30/2016 12:52:41 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    The song "RESPECT" is a favorite workout song for me. Aretha Franklin spells out the word so I began to think about what respect means to me and my Spark experience. R -- Recognize that I need to make changes in my life in order to become stronger and healthier. E -- Expect... Read more

  • Good day Thursday!

    9/29/2016 3:56:29 PM, by PICKIE98

    I had another easy day at work, but my knee was throbbing before I started working. I came home from work to have Dd greet me at the door telling me we got an additional THREE cases of paper towels delivered via Fedex again this morning. This puts us at 180 rolls! Since the VP told me they ... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    9/29/2016 9:14:29 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    224 244 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Who said it? Politician or beauty queen? AARP quiz

    9/28/2016 5:49:22 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • Wednesday afternoon

    9/28/2016 2:22:45 PM, by PICKIE98

    A very easy day at work; One of the best I have had in years, as a matter of fact. When I arrived at my home, DD showed me the four cases of paper towels that finally arrived from the contest I won. Viva came through and we got 108 rolls of towels! I was supposed to get 3 cases with a total of... Read more

  • Roasted Autumn Vegetables

    9/28/2016 10:42:55 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Get a healthy dose of this...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 pound small red-skinned potatoes, quartered, or whole creamer potatoes 2 cups peeled butternut squash, cut into 1/2-inch dice 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick diagonal slices 2 ... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    9/28/2016 8:39:11 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    334 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Autumn, Fibro, Motivation ramblings.

    9/28/2016 4:50:01 AM, by MISSTHISTLE6

    It's been a little over a month since I have written a blog here. I was trying to check in a couple time each month but as this process continues on, some intentions fall to the side and life gets in the way. I have wanted to write but just not sat down to do it. Here we are almost at the end ... Read more

  • Tuesday afternoon

    9/27/2016 3:00:59 PM, by PICKIE98

    Yesterday was a very productive day. I went to PT and Cindy was my therapist. She put me through the wringer, but the pain was worth it.. I came home, did two loads of laundry( up and down basement stairs), made numerous phone calls to find out about insurance. I am now scheduled to begin the... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    9/27/2016 8:23:39 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    211 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Beck Diet Solution, dropout again!

    9/27/2016 7:33:11 AM, by WINACHST

    I cannot seem to get with this program; I keep dropping out.I am busy and the exercises seem to take too much time for some other things I ought to be doing. I am getting up earlier to try to get things done but still do not have enough time in the day for all that needs to be done. Hubby is n... Read more

  • Double-Apple Walnut Bread

    9/26/2016 11:16:32 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am baking bread today! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 c sweetened or unsweetened applesauce 1/2 c plus 1 Tbsp sugar 1/2 c packed light-brown sugar 2 large eggs 1/4 c vegetable oil 1/4 c plain or vanilla yogurt 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpos... Read more

  • All Good things take Time

    9/26/2016 5:14:59 PM, by JICKEE

    I remember when I was first started this weight loss Journey on 2/1/2016. I could not understand why I had not lost 10 pounds by the end of the first week. The task and goals I had set seemed impossible. It is now 8 months later. I have lost 40 lbs, 7-8 inches off my waist, and 2 inches off of my ... Read more