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  • June 28, 2016 (Tuesday)

    6/28/2016 11:37:06 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, My computer is really S-L-O-W tonight. It has taken FOREVER to get things logged in. I have been here way too long to not have accomplished much at all. Thank you for reading and responding on my last blog. This has been an OK week with nothing out of the ordinary occu... Read more

  • Once Upon a Time...some signs of Victory over self.

    6/27/2016 10:37:27 PM, by SUSANSKI

    Howdy do da day and a happy Monday to ya'll! 199 271 274 I hope you all are well. We finally got that heat wave I've heard so many people talk about. I think I lost 55 lbs of water through sweat last night. Do you think I'm EXAGGERATING??? Okay well maybe sorta. But my sheets were thoro... Read more

  • June 26, 2016 (Sunday)

    6/27/2016 1:54:41 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Thank you for your comments yesterday. The race track job went just fine. I got home around 1:00, so it .sit wasn't too I am rushing, so I will just say "HAVE A GREAT WEEK!" HUGS Pam... Read more

  • June 25, 2015 (Saturday)

    6/25/2016 12:47:48 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for your responses on my last blog. Yes, Sophie is doing better while playing with me, however, she still likes to 'pop' at the BIG cats. I don't think she is hurting any of them, she just wants to get their attention and get them to play with her. She goes to the v... Read more

  • Happy Must

    6/24/2016 8:07:54 AM, by SCHECK5

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  • I am going to Plattsburgh to be there when our Grandson gets his diploma.

    6/23/2016 11:08:54 PM, by NORASPAT

    It is a beautiful ride through parts of 4 states. Maine -our home~~.New Hampshire, the White Mountains lots of snow and mountains and trees..~~~~ Vermont The Green Mountains. They have cut back a lot of trees to farmland and it is much more open for arable land and cows for making cheeses, so many k... Read more

  • June 22, 2016 (Wednesday)

    6/23/2016 2:45:02 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for your comments on my last blog. MORTICIA....I sure will continue to keep Blocker and Porkie in my thoughts and prayers. I hope they are both soon doing much better. Sophie did really well today while playing. Not much scratching or biting. She is learning... Read more

  • Computer is slow as molasses, it has been great till Spark ads messed it up.

    6/22/2016 11:57:40 PM, by NORASPAT

    SO sorry TERRI I had commented on your page . It took me ten minutes DH was watching me. Finally everything went but so did my comment. Tomorrow I have to leave to get to Plattsburgh NY. I wanted us both to go our GS but DH has been having dizzy spells and he has a brace on his leg. Our son h... Read more

  • To join or not to join....

    6/22/2016 3:18:48 PM, by WENDIBOWENDI

    A gym. Pros? Cons?... Read more

  • Checkin in

    6/22/2016 3:17:22 PM, by WENDIBOWENDI

    So..I gained 5 lbs on vacation. My cousin's son works at Krispy Kreme and I had no will power. He brought us doughnuts every single day. Total sweetheart but I am too weak when presented with such decadence as KK. I am back on track however. Worked out yesterday quite well. Nutrition has been good.... Read more

  • June 21, 2016 (Tuesday)

    6/21/2016 11:21:52 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, I hope you all had a GREAT DAY! Mine was OK, being totally uneventful except for my usual things that I do every day. Still very hot, and no rain expected the last time that I checked the week's weather. Sophie is being taught to NOT BITE or SCRATCH. She went from being ... Read more

  • June 20, 2016 (Monday)

    6/21/2016 1:52:01 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Rushing in again. I appreciate your kind responses on my last blog. Actually, it was an OK night at the race track. It was over around 11:00 PM, but it still takes about an hour to get everything together to leave. Still, over at 11:00 is much better than over at 1:00 AM, so I was OK with it. ... Read more

  • Short one again, we had to cancel our day.

    6/20/2016 11:45:07 PM, by NORASPAT

    DH and I were going to a farm that is all organic. We were being shown round and the they have a restaurant and this was our dining group. I was looking forward to the trip. I went to the sink and the water was not going away in the garbage disposal. I looked at the second sink was the same.... Read more

  • Once Upon a Time...An Idea that may help us through Down Times,

    6/20/2016 9:55:06 PM, by SUSANSKI

    125 Below is a Secret of Success I submitted today and thought it would be an appropriate blog. I hope it helps! "I've often been discouraged when, after being 'good' for so long, I hit my T.O.M. week. During this week, I CAN NOT do my normal activities. I always feel like it's a set back in my mo... Read more

  • We had agood day the family all ate together, I like that.

    6/19/2016 11:57:03 PM, by NORASPAT

    I did more to the pool it is chemical time now. I planted the rest of the annuals. I made a 7 vegetable dinner and we had Atlantic Salmon. Oh I was good. Our son Bought DH a coconut pie and I ate my share. Woo-Hoo I am not a fan of coconut pie so I ate and enjoyed it. I went to Spark a... Read more

  • Father's Day 2016

    6/19/2016 10:28:13 AM, by HETTA1949

    Today I think of how great my Daddy was and how much I miss him. Gone way to soon. How often I wish I could have had more time with him, said I was sorry for things I said and my ugly actions. I know his spirit is still with me always and forever. Take care in the words you say because once they... Read more

  • Father's Day 2016

    6/19/2016 10:27:25 AM, by HETTA1949

    Today I think of how great my Daddy was and how much I miss him. Gone way to soon. How often I wish I could have had more time with him, said I was sorry for things I said and my ugly actions. I know his spirit is still with me always and forever. Take care in the words you say because once they... Read more

  • Today was a beautiful day. One of my walking Buddies called to walk the trail.

    6/18/2016 11:38:50 PM, by NORASPAT

    She called early so I dressed and we walked the rail trail. She is older than I and she had been away for a week. As soon as we met I said to her I have had not had a long walk so we do not walk fast today. The sun was hot and the river was low tide and we could have walked on the river bed. Both... Read more

  • June 18, 2016 (Saturday)

    6/18/2016 1:52:32 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Rushing around. RACE DAY! Have a GREAT WEEKEND! HUGS Pam... Read more

  • Still finding pine needles in the pool. I hope the last try to get them out.

    6/17/2016 11:34:25 PM, by NORASPAT

    DH wants the pool people to come and get the pine needles out. My walking buddies are away this week so I decided I will get the pool clean. No-one other than kids will be in because it is really cold. Tomorrow I will get to the bottom of the pool otherwise DH wants to pay to have it done. I have ... Read more

  • Relationship with food

    6/17/2016 1:19:29 PM, by OLD-NACL

    Today's community task at spark coach is to rate my relationship with food with 1 being unhealthy and 10 being healthy. Since beginning to try to improve my nutrition choices I think I have gone from a 3 to an 8. I make more of my meals from fresh sources instead of packaged meals. I pay attention... Read more

  • I am grateful for

    6/16/2016 8:43:40 PM, by OLD-NACL

    I am a grateful for my many blessings because they have allowed me to meet, marry and cherish the love of my life and the two children we have raised. One is a University counselor and the other an archaeology major at UVA currently doing summer field work.... Read more

  • June 15, 2016 (Wednesday)

    6/16/2016 12:59:49 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    We had a lot of HEAVY rain late this afternoon and evening. Since it is still early in the week, I do not think it will affect the races on Saturday unless there is more rain tomorrow or Friday. Our temperatures are supposed to be in the 90's so that should dry the track. I really don't know much... Read more

  • SURPRISE, SURPRISE!, pool vacuumed and planting annuals and tearing one area out.

    6/15/2016 9:28:07 PM, by NORASPAT

    The pool is a one person job and DH helps me a lot. He has a Brace on his leg and I am concerned he might lose his balances with the brace but he does help for sure. I like being outside and none of my walking buddies are in town. I have taken out the back flower bed so I can get to re-make the ... Read more

  • June 14, 2016 (Tuesday)

    6/15/2016 12:21:36 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for commenting on my blog of yesterday. MORTICIA...I am sure I would love Porkie and Blocker. I have never seen a chinchilla in real life, only in online photos. They are very cute. We had a few showers today, but nothing serious. Just 10 - 15 minutes of rain,... Read more

  • June 13, 2016 (Monday)

    6/13/2016 11:48:19 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for responding to my last blog. I really appreciate all of your comments. I do not have much to talk about tonight. My day was my usual Monday with 5 classes to teach, and a few errands to run. It is getting really warm around here, but I like it that way,... Read more

  • I could not find the blog.

    6/13/2016 10:58:36 PM, by NORASPAT

    Hi there I actually baked and cooked allday long. It kept the house warm and I baked the things we take to picnics. It is all in the freezer and then I seal them till we go some place. I sure hope I can get there again. I am planning to redo the back deck and I want a composite top. It is only ... Read more

  • Once Upon a Time....I believe in *Magic*!

    6/13/2016 10:37:24 PM, by SUSANSKI

    I TOTALLY NEED TO TALK TO YOU. 125 361 I believe I'm having a 'Breakthrough Moment' Did you read that right? 'A BREAKTHROUGH MOMENT'. ME. Susanski. I have not stepped on the scale, because I hate this one. I'm saving the 'Reveal' as a surprise on my next Mrs. Doc appointment.... Read more

  • June 12, 2016 (Sunday)

    6/13/2016 1:06:57 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, It has been a week since I've gotten on here with more than a few minutes left to log everything in for the day. This past week was so busy that by the time I finished doing my 'day' stuff, I was so worn out that I could barely stay awake. Thank you all for continuing to leave... Read more

  • Getting better by now thank goodness.

    6/12/2016 11:05:29 PM, by NORASPAT

    Today I wanted to alter clothes for myself. I like the clothes I have and I will make them a bit smaller. I do not want to think about the scale numbers on the scale but this time I DID find my weight being under 180. Three days this week it said 179. My goal had been at 176. I cant remember the y... Read more

  • June 11, 2016 (Saturday)

    6/11/2016 2:44:14 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Again RUSHING! Off to the races. Hope to have a little more time tomorrow to write! Thank you all for your responses. Have a GREAT WEEKEND! HUGS Pam... Read more

  • My Walking buddies are back so we did the Rail trail.

    6/10/2016 11:22:23 PM, by NORASPAT

    This morning at 9:30 am three of us walked the trail. The sun was hot but there was a cold breeze. It was very pleasant to walk and talk and before we know it we were done. We go to a bakery and we divided a pastry and it was great. Today I have walked 12,208 steps. When i got home I ... Read more

  • June 9, 2016 (Thursday)

    6/10/2016 2:54:26 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Fell asleep, and now there is only 7 minutes until cutoff. I hope I can stay awake tomorrow long enough to write more. HAVE A GREAT FRIDAY! HUGS Pam... Read more

  • Hi to all, only a few minutes but I am here~~~~Almost midnight.

    6/9/2016 11:55:15 PM, by NORASPAT

    We are doing fine. DH has another problem with his foot so he has another BRACE on his leg. We went to Portland and when we got back I had to get the pool clean. I am slow but it is expensive and I can do it just takes along time. I have been writing to a Spark friend who wants to come t... Read more

  • Today was wet and we had errands to do. DH had to go for another sleep study.

    6/7/2016 10:27:24 PM, by NORASPAT

    DH had to drive to Waterville in pouring rain and he said he would call when he was there. He will drive home tomorrow as soon as it is light. He did not call after he should have, he was expected after his apt and I was getting anxious. I called the hospital and asked if he had arrived since the ... Read more

  • Water

    6/7/2016 6:41:30 PM, by OLD-NACL

    Today's Soark Coach task is to blog about our water habits and tips, mine are easy. I have a couple of 32 ounce rubbermaid liquid storage containers at work and home as well as a 32 ounce plastic travel glass. I leave a 1/2 oz of water in the jugs and freeze them. I fill my travel glass for my com... Read more

  • Water

    6/7/2016 6:41:30 PM, by OLD-NACL

    Today's Soark Coach task is to blog about our water habits and tips, mine are easy. I have a couple of 32 ounce rubbermaid liquid storage containers at work and home as well as a 32 ounce plastic travel glass. I leave a 1/2 oz of water in the jugs and freeze them. I fill my travel glass for my com... Read more

  • Sorry to have an early night. I will be back. (((HUGS)))

    6/6/2016 10:26:51 PM, by NORASPAT

    Our son, DIL and GD were sick last two weeks. Mostly ear infections but there was a really bad cough. I got none of that till yesterday and today. My head hurts. I took Ibuprofen and I had chest pains and I know it was reflux. I have GERD but the pain was bad enough to keep me up while everyon... Read more

  • Once Upon a Time...Are you FOOLING ME????

    6/6/2016 9:47:26 PM, by SUSANSKI

    "The Doctor's Visit that Shocked the World" that's what the Susiopolis Times read this weekend. What do you do, when the doctor's scale weighs you in heavier than your own scale at home? Wait until the staff turns their back and try to throw it out the window? (the scale, not the staff, lol... Read more

  • Favorite Inspirational Quote

    6/6/2016 6:24:56 PM, by OLD-NACL

    Spark Coach task for today is to reflect on our favorite inspirational quote. I have favored "If it is to be it is up to me." since 1996 or so. Small words, big message. It does not mean that I act alone or go without support and encouragement from family and friends. It does mean that I am ultima... Read more

  • Traveling woes

    6/6/2016 12:41:23 AM, by WENDIBOWENDI

    Friday I will be going out of town. All of my meals for seven days will be take out/restaurant food. I know I will exceed my calories every day. Help!!!... Read more

  • June 5, 2016 (Sunday)

    6/5/2016 11:08:44 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for your responses to my last blog. I was just typing the last sentence of a long message when suddenly a popup came on the screen, and 'SWOOSH' my blog disappeared. I hope you all have a GREAT WEEK! Mine is going to be very busy because I have something extra... Read more

  • June 4, 2016 (Saturday)

    6/4/2016 4:30:52 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for your continued prayers for Richard. The 3 month old baby is named "RACE" because his dad drives a race car. Babies aren't named like they used to be named. 20 That is OK with me since I am not naming a baby. 334 Some rain today but not much yet. When i... Read more

  • June 3, 2016 (Friday)

    6/4/2016 12:53:30 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you all for your thoughtful comments and prayers for Richard. The last report that I got on him was that 'he is doing as well as can be expected.' I guess it will take some time to see how it all turns out for him. My friend's 3 month old nephew had a heart transplant a... Read more

  • Not much sparking but I had a SPARK-FRIEND lunch In Bangor Maine.

    6/3/2016 11:28:03 PM, by NORASPAT

    Trailers for sale or rent, rooms to let fifty cents Third Box Car Midnight Train'.Destination BANGOR MAINE." That American Folk Singer (Roger Miller) sang that just as we were preparing to move to Maine in the US. I was 21 years old. Today 50 years plus we drove to Bangor Maine and DH and... Read more

  • Help

    6/3/2016 1:27:51 AM, by WENDIBOWENDI

    Sitting at work bored and I want to eat. I am not hungry so its totally out of boredom. I want to raid the vending machine... Read more

  • I could not think straight or do much. Benadryl was always great I had another medication with it.

    6/2/2016 10:02:15 PM, by NORASPAT

    I never thought about the other medication I just popped my Benadryl and went to bed. I could not wake up. I could not do anything so I sat at the computer and I just could not think. I was too sleepy so I did little. I was hoping a walk will get me together but the blister was getting bigger B... Read more

  • June 1, 2016 (Wednesday)

    6/2/2016 2:53:47 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for responding to my last blog. I have GREAT NEWS! My niece's husband got a new heart today. He was only 53 years old, and one year ago he had a massive heart attack. He was in the hospital for several weeks, but he survived. Two or three months ago, he began havi... Read more

  • Today was a really good day till it went down the tube!!

    6/1/2016 10:16:14 PM, by NORASPAT

    Early appointment Dr. P.C.P. He was delighted couple of pounds down but I am in summer clothes not my lined pants!. My A1c was 5.9 woo-Hoo! Met my walking friends and we walked 4 miles, I needed more soil so I called DH and he came to lunch with DH and our friends. After lunch I picked up the so... Read more

  • Try try try again

    6/1/2016 6:21:07 PM, by WENDIBOWENDI

    Well I quit smoking over one month ago and have gained back all five pounds I had lost. Very discouraged. I just went for a short mile long bike ride. Will do some strength or walk away the pounds this afternoon but I am kind of feeling like, what's the point? I am just gonna gain back anything I lo... Read more

  • May 31, 2016 (Tuesday)

    6/1/2016 12:40:18 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Thank You to all who responded on my last blog. I really appreciate that each one of you takes the time to read my 'blah, blah, blah." Today I was back to my normal routine of teaching classes and working the fitness floor at the YMCA. Crowds are coming in for the Water Park, and although it has ... Read more

  • Tomorrow

    6/1/2016 12:02:39 AM, by HETTA1949

    To night I relax. Tomorrow is June 1st and time to reevaluate goals, assess measurements and check progress.... Read more

  • I took a friend who no longer drives her car needed to go to the Podiatrist.

    5/31/2016 11:31:17 PM, by NORASPAT

    Podiatrist was in Portland Maine, it was a lovely day over 80 and a breeze from the ocean. We spent most of the time in the A/C office. My friend decided to call her friends to meet with us in a Greek restaurant. They had all been there before and I had no clue what to order. I settled on a pita f... Read more

  • Exciting news

    5/31/2016 8:34:44 PM, by SCHECK5

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  • Once Upon a Time...I CAN be Rebuilt and some other silly things...

    5/31/2016 12:32:22 AM, by SUSANSKI

    271 232 87 First off, Happy Memorial Day. Please remember our fallen heroes who went through on awful lot of crud to give us our freedoms we are experiencing today. And please DO NOT TAKE THEM for granted...if you see an injustice to our freedoms FIGHT FOR IT. Don't let our heroes die in va... Read more

  • Right now. Too late to get to it

    5/30/2016 11:58:37 PM, by NORASPAT

    I did get over Half of my 300 plants in the ground. My Gnome garden is going to be great if the rain comes/ Pat in Maine, Tomorrow I will get some time . HUGS Pat ... Read more