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  • Inspiration

    10/24/2014 10:39:26 AM, by SCHECK5

    Together we can change the world one person and one healthy decision at a time!... Read more

  • Something to think about

    10/24/2014 6:43:03 AM, by APROMISE4ME

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  • WooHoo SPARK POINTS came through.

    10/23/2014 11:21:48 PM, by NORASPAT

    I have played with the computer. I rarely get more than three Spark points for e-mails. I decided to switch from Yahoo and I just got 4 too late to read any more now. I am as usual late for my bed but I am so happy to be able to read those e-mails now. We do have a pouring Nor'east... Read more

  • today

    10/23/2014 10:10:40 PM, by GIVEUP30

    thurday did the vacuuming washing yes had to put clothes in dryer our rain has started for the next ten months, ;mopping and dusting and I am done for another week.....soak and ready for bed now it is your turn.... ... Read more

  • October 23, 2014 (Thursday)

    10/23/2014 9:53:16 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Nice day around here. Chilly, but sunny and not bad, although I prefer it much warmer. However, it IS fall, and for fall, it was a beautiful day. The participants in my second class of the day and I all went out to lunch today. It was fun, but something that we can only ... Read more

  • Little Red Wagon

    10/23/2014 7:36:56 PM, by SPEDED2

    Some days we skip along, pulling out wagons with great confidence – so full of energy that the load seems light. Some days the load seems heavy and we need someone to help us pull our wagons over the bumps in the road. Some days we are just tired. We sit in our wagons and let someone els... Read more

  • DOG BLOGGING TONIGHT. I LOVE DOGS and I needed a brighter BLOG!!

    10/22/2014 10:56:56 PM, by NORASPAT

    The trees are almost barren and the wind is howling against the house. It seems to be sucking the warmth from the building and each gust of wind there are noises. The dogs are not accustomed to this kind of weather but they will have to adjust. They go to the door to relieve themselves and as s... Read more

  • Perseverance

    10/22/2014 7:57:04 PM, by SPEDED2

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  • The Quests

    10/22/2014 5:51:02 PM, by APROMISE4ME

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  • Quote

    10/22/2014 5:10:43 AM, by SCHECK5

    An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching." By Mohandas Gandhi... Read more

  • We had Drs most of the day.

    10/21/2014 11:52:45 PM, by NORASPAT

    Alas DH eye is stil too scratched to see the retina. We were there for three hours. They could not see anything since the cornea is still so scratched up. DH eye just runs and he blinks all the time. I did notice it looks less blood shot . They tried to scan the macular but that too was o... Read more

  • Fitness and Inspiration

    10/21/2014 9:35:10 PM, by APROMISE4ME

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  • Tenacity

    10/21/2014 2:48:57 PM, by SPEDED2

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  • The day was mostly spent at home. We wanted it that way.

    10/20/2014 10:21:08 PM, by NORASPAT

    I was supposed to go to our Senior college but after a difficult night because DH decided his BiPap machine was pressing on his eye. He wears a full face mask for sleep apnea. He rarely snores but without his machine he stops breathing so I stop sleeping. Did that for many years and he has u... Read more

  • Hope

    10/20/2014 7:06:13 PM, by SPEDED2

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  • A very long day. It turned out well. EXCEPT for the Minivan.

    10/19/2014 10:37:26 PM, by NORASPAT

    Just about the same as yesterday. DH could not go there he still can not see in short distances. I had to pack the minivan. I had to back up to the door of the Auditorium and after 71 years' I had a car accident.. My Driver side mirror had been moved just a bit. The building has a wall acro... Read more

  • Determination

    10/19/2014 6:32:02 PM, by SPEDED2

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  • October 19, 2014 (Sunday)

    10/19/2014 6:15:28 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you all for your comments on my last blog. Thank you also for your concerns about my knee. It really has progressed very well. Actually, it feels fine, but I am still being a little cautious with it because I imagine it is still a little weak. The races went well. ... Read more

  • DH was so restless he insisted he do the dishes.

    10/18/2014 11:27:32 PM, by NORASPAT

    I have been out a lot today but not a nice brisk walk. I had to buy drinks for the concert. All gallons and my DH usually carries them. There are 16 gallons to carry in tomorrow. I found an old crate when I got home so that will be a help. Since the senior college does draw from older people... Read more

  • Smart Scale

    10/18/2014 10:52:18 PM, by SPEDED2

    And they get revenge when you least expect it! ... Read more

  • New Food Plan

    10/17/2014 11:52:52 PM, by SPEDED2

    Not anymore crazy than some of the diets out there! ... Read more

  • I had to call the eye Dr as soon as DH tried to wake up.

    10/17/2014 9:02:01 PM, by NORASPAT

    Today has been a worse day than yesterday. DH woke up but could not open his eyes it was too painful. After my call yesterday they told us to do 4 drops so I was worried there was an allergic reaction. I called and the receptionist said no openings today we only have one Dr. I am afraid I ... Read more

  • October 17, 2014 (Friday)

    10/17/2014 8:18:11 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    I don't think we've had ANY rain this week. The races are on as scheduled for tomorrow, and since no rain is predicted, I guess that is the final word. It will be cold again, only in the 60's during the day, and in the 40's at night. This is a BIG race (the one that was scheduled for last Saturda... Read more

  • I tried for a couple of hours and this is all I have

    10/16/2014 11:32:53 PM, by NORASPAT

    I do believe this is my Neighborhood I hope you get the idea but tomorrow I hope to have a person teach me to do this. ... Read more

  • Wednesday October 15,2014

    10/15/2014 11:03:54 PM, by TEXASGAL1961

    I have been off for a while with some family issues so putting myself first fell on the wayside. Well now with things getting better with family issues, I am back and need to get back in the groove about blogging. When I would I felt better about making myself accountable. Let us all stay ... Read more

  • Busy day and great walk.

    10/15/2014 9:04:56 PM, by NORASPAT

    Hi everyone I had a busy day, in fact busy all week . Today I had 12610 steps . My walking buddies and I walked 4 miles it usually takes 60 minutes but today we had over 70 degrees and 60 % humidity outside so it was a bit hard going for all of us. Read more


    10/13/2014 11:23:41 PM, by NORASPAT

    My Birthday has been a wonderful day but very long day. Last week I wanted to go to Acadia National Park but on Friday after the Drs. office DH was not feeling well. I pretty much decided to put the notion aside. One of my walking buddies called to ask about DH and in the course of the conversatio... Read more

  • 4 letter words

    10/12/2014 12:03:46 PM, by SPEDED2

    “Life” can be such a 4-letter word - like - my “life” is so hectic or my “life” is so insane. There just doesn’t seem to be enough time to get everything that needs to be done, done. Time...another one of those 4-letter words that wants to control and rule my life. Work (there’s another one) is a... Read more

  • Joyful

    10/12/2014 7:58:08 AM, by WENDYSPARKS

    Hi Spark friends, How are you doing? I hope all is going ok for you....I fine here....looking forward to the fall season and the pumpkin pie and apple tasty! hugs! Wendy ... Read more

  • I finally got back to my 4 mile walk but I did it slower today.

    10/12/2014 12:06:51 AM, by NORASPAT

    I have accrued 12029 steps today my pedometer says 4.75 for the day. DH stayed home and I walked with my senior college friends. I walk along the trail and the trees this year are amazing. Today was a bit cooler began with a morning 55* and got to low 60*'s. It was nice to walk and there w... Read more

  • October 11, 2014 (Saturday)

    10/11/2014 6:19:10 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Too much rain, so the races for today/tonight were canceled. I have mixed emotions when the races are canceled because I really need the work there, BUT it was so cold last Saturday night, that there were not that many in attendance. Tonight would be the same way, cold again. Nothing much going o... Read more


    10/11/2014 2:43:11 PM, by GIVEUP30

    May your lifetime be bright with God's blessing and the whole year in many fine ways stretch out before you in gladness. A pathway of wonderful days ... Read more

  • Today was a long day. DH and I were at the eye Dr, for hours but it was worth it.

    10/10/2014 11:54:40 PM, by NORASPAT

    DH and I wanted to deliver our posters for the Forum of the Future. It will be about how older people can stay in their homes. They have professionals to talk about what we need to do now before we suddenly have to get the advice when we are already needing some devices and upgrading in our homes.... Read more

  • Goals after bad week

    10/10/2014 10:58:20 AM, by CANDOIT54

    Hello my fellow Sparkers. I am doing a blog because I need a kick in the butt again. It was a bad week for me- I gained two pounds, haven't tracked food for three days and not much for exercise either. So here are the goals for the week: 1) Track ALL food everyday. 2) Do Spark videos ev... Read more

  • Hello!

    10/10/2014 7:04:54 AM, by WENDYSPARKS

    Hello Sparkers! Wishing you a good day today and every day! Blessings to you. Wendy ... Read more

  • October 9, 2014 (Thursday)

    10/9/2014 10:12:09 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, I am a little disappointed in myself because it was almost midnight before I got online to log in my Spark Stuff. I only had about 3 minutes, and that only gave me time to spin the two wheels. I had been on the site, but I had not read any articles or done anything earlier in t... Read more

  • I raked the pine needles . We like to get them off the grass since it plugs the pool vacuum .

    10/9/2014 9:13:54 PM, by NORASPAT

    My head keeps nodding off. I am definitely needing sleep since my back pain came back. I did my PT and I am off to bed. DH will know how much vision he will have. We shall see how it has become any clearer or not. I did have to rake the pine needles because the pines are next to the pool. ... Read more

  • Today was long AND productive and I feel much better..

    10/8/2014 10:15:34 PM, by NORASPAT

    My back was hurting but it was from the surgery. Undoubtedly the weak link while I did my LANDSCAPING I will call it, just added another layer of pain. Usually my acupuncturist does a great job but after my last visit other bothersome things turned up. Nothing to do with the acupuncture more... Read more

  • Catching Up (Probably not)

    10/8/2014 3:54:27 PM, by SCDALYNCH

    Where do the hours go. I have tried to get caught up but more keeps coming. My husband has a hip replacement surgery next Wednesday in Pittsburgh. I am trying to set up all I can ahead. We ate out so much while we were away that I need to really stick to my Sparkpeople plan now. It is hard becau... Read more

  • I id a lot of re-arranging in the basement-it went well

    10/7/2014 11:45:12 PM, by NORASPAT

    I have lost my blog twice and if it does not get there have no clue what I am doing wrong. SUCH a WASTE of TIME. These ads are really a pain tonight. It rained today and so I went to the basement to re-organize my sewing area. I had a roll around chair on a concrete floor. No way so I ... Read more

  • October 7, 2014 (Tuesday)

    10/7/2014 5:36:24 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Lazy day for me. I had things to do, but I did not do them. There is still time for me to do them though, or at least some of them. Morticia, I hope Baxter is doing OK. Why did he have surgery? I have one more class this evening, so I am out of here to get ready for that. While I a... Read more

  • October 6, 2014 (Monday)

    10/7/2014 2:12:20 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Have a GREAT TUESDAY! I hope you are all doing well. I didn't see any rain here today, but I think it was predicted. I think it is predicted again for tomorrow. Two of my cats are scheduled on Thursday for their yearly check up. The other three will go prbably next week. My son is taking the tw... Read more

  • October 6th one week before my birthday my Darling Mother passed.

    10/6/2014 11:02:14 PM, by NORASPAT

    My mother was injured in a works accident. After 64 days in a coma in England she opened her eyes. I live in USA so I and DH went back to see her. It was very obvious she would pass soon. She was never on life support. I adored her but my great anxiety was she would pass on my birth... Read more


    10/6/2014 12:30:45 PM, by GIVEUP30

    God is so good so very, very good.... He does all things a loving Father should God is so kind so very, very kind He orders all things with His children in mind ... Read more

  • Running away together

    10/6/2014 11:44:06 AM, by SCDALYNCH

    Dave and I took the week of our birthdays off and just drove south. His is Sept 30 and mine is Oct 2. We stayed in Hilton Head for a few days and took the cruise out of the harbor to Savannah. That is an interesting place and we think we'd like to go back there. Then we visited Myrtle Beach. Dave'... Read more

  • Journey vs. Destination

    10/6/2014 11:42:51 AM, by OLD-NACL

    "Where do you see yourself in five years?" I was asked. At home, happily married, with my wife was the first thought that popped in my head but I'm not sure that was the answer they wanted at a job interview. Still though, that is where I want to be. "What steps are you taking to get th... Read more

  • October 5, 2014 (Sunday)

    10/6/2014 2:36:10 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Warmer and nicer day than yesterday. Rain is predicted for all or most of this week. I hope you all have a GREAT WEEK! Busy one for me with vet appointments, and my son (the teacher) on fall break. HUGS Pam... Read more

  • SEIZE THIS GLORIOUS DAY! I hope DH enjoys it too.

    10/5/2014 10:33:42 AM, by NORASPAT

    Such a day is this I will not miss. I will be back we are going leaf peeping. Going up North the wind and rain are coming to spoil my fun. SEIZE THE DAY!! Today is a lovely day. I am going out with DH to see the beauty of M... Read more

  • Our weathermen were wrong once again. It was a grey day but heavy rain was forcast.

    10/4/2014 11:52:20 PM, by NORASPAT

    I actually was a nice day. It has begun a gentle rain and I was anxious to water the grass seed where I had to repair the places where our pieces of turn were taken up so the dogs would not mess up any new soil we put down, It worked well in the fenced pool area but alas the skunks keep digging... Read more

  • Fit, Firm and Focus - Day 10

    10/4/2014 1:39:07 PM, by DI_NAMIC

    Grandson's first birthday party next week. I mail-ordered a dress and took a chance on the size down. It fits and I would be able to lift the Little Guy up in it cos there's a fair bit of stretch.....but it's a close fit. There is time to get a second 'size up' one sent but I think it will be ... Read more

  • Weigh In

    10/4/2014 1:32:18 PM, by RESTART

    I had my 2 week weigh in yesterday and I was surprised that I lost as much as I did. I was expecting 2 pounds but I lost 4.4 pounds. This is huge progress for me as I have been hovering at the same weight for some time now. The only thing different I did was start tracking my food a... Read more

  • October 4, 2014 (Saturday)

    10/4/2014 12:01:17 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Sunny and beautiful day, but too CHILLY for me! Anyway, the races are on, but it is going to be COLD there this the 40's. Last week, I took my fan, and this week, I guess I will take my portable heater. Have a GREAT DAY, ALL! HUGS Pam... Read more

  • October 3, 2014 (Friday)

    10/4/2014 2:24:29 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    No rain today, so I guess the races will be running. Someone will call me in the morning if the track is too wet. I hope you all have a GREAT WEEKEND! I am tired and need to get up early so I am going to bed. HUGS Pam... Read more

  • I did it again I did a really heartfelt blog and alas I let it get lost

    10/3/2014 11:51:25 PM, by NORASPAT

    Now I can only show you photos of my street. I will do it right tomorrow. ... Read more

  • Lost my writing. I should have done word.

    10/3/2014 11:50:13 PM, by NORASPAT

    Tonight I can do nothing right so I will try again tomorrow. HUGS and so many thanks. Pat in Maine. TOMORROW!... Read more

  • Fit, Firm and Focus - Day 9

    10/3/2014 8:28:10 AM, by DI_NAMIC

    My planned schedule has been interrupted for a few days because of volume of work. I've managed short bouts of exercise on a couple of days but mostly spent spare time mentally and physically washed out. Luckily, there has been no weight gain but I had a shot across the bows this morning when a... Read more

  • HOPE

    10/3/2014 6:45:33 AM, by GIVEUP30


  • Thanks to all of you. DH has had the cataract removed and he did fine.

    10/2/2014 9:30:32 PM, by NORASPAT

    We go back tomorrow for check up. DH has Macular degeneration in both eyes. One macular de-generated way too fast. Both eyes are DRY macular de-generation and they can do nothing for them. Our Eye Dr. said this might help him to have improved vision a bit longer and so we talked about it and... Read more

  • October 2, 2014 (Thursday)

    10/2/2014 8:44:37 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    THANK YOU ALL for you comments and birthday wishes. It was a very nice day for me. This week has been about the same as my usual weeks, but next week I will start having a little more free time in the afternoons on Tues and Thurs. The schools in the area where my son teaches will be closed fo... Read more

  • Not doing so good, I need sleep.

    10/1/2014 10:27:01 PM, by NORASPAT

    I had to drive back to Portland a piece was missing from DH foot splint. We went straight there and back. I have had a headache all day so I took a nap, very rarely do I do that, I had some medication but I am way too sleepy I will not use it tomorrow I have to drive DH home after surger... Read more

  • Hello Again....

    10/1/2014 1:06:42 PM, by RESTART

    Well it has been a very long time since I have connected with Sparks. I have been training with my personal trainer and I have seen some results but I think I have been sabotaging all my hard effort with my eating. That is why I'm back I need to track my food. I think that I'm eating ok but once yo... Read more

  • Love my cat...

    10/1/2014 7:40:26 AM, by WENDYSPARKS

    Hi Spark friends, just writing to say hi and hope that you are doing well....I been petting my cat this morning and talking to her....she is a sweet kitty....blessings to you all...I am making eggs for breakfast this morning...see you around here.... hugs!!! Wendy... Read more

  • Some days are just like this.!

    9/30/2014 11:47:54 PM, by NORASPAT

    The plumber came and said an easy fix. I was going to cancel my rheumatology appointment but hearing an easy fix was music to my ears I was sure I could snake it myself. DH said go let the plumber do it. That was 9.30 am. I got home at 4pm to see the truck still there. He was just finishing u... Read more


    9/30/2014 11:58:13 AM, by GIVEUP30


  • The basement flooded from the garbage diposal.

    9/29/2014 11:53:13 PM, by NORASPAT

    I have been cleaning the basement floor. I started a blog and I had to leave it. As soon as I was ready to continue it went away. I saw it with the photos and then it was nowhere to be found. I just wanted to WEEP but a better idea is SLEEP instead. Pat in Maine Read more

  • Begin again.

    9/29/2014 1:14:48 PM, by LILYMONSTAR

    Ok, I have not worked out in over a month. I've been under a lot of stress and just haven't been feeling good. I haven't had any junk food in a month and yesterday I did my nails and walked for an hour. I'll do the same today.... Read more


    9/29/2014 12:49:56 PM, by GIVEUP30


  • I tried and after 4 tries I stopped writing just showed you it. I learned a lot!

    9/28/2014 10:13:41 PM, by NORASPAT

    I have tried a number of times and I am losing the blog and trying for the photos. The photo is a burning Bush in our back yard. These are all pine trees.(... Read more

  • September 28, 2014 (Sunday)

    9/28/2014 8:14:28 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, It has been a very busy weekend for me because my birthday was on Friday. I don't say much about my birthday in advance, but it seems like all of my classes were made aware of the date. I got a lot of really nice cards, gifts, and even money. So it was a very nice day. On F... Read more

  • Gratitude

    9/28/2014 6:50:13 PM, by SPEDED2

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  • Fit, Firm and Focus - Day 8

    9/28/2014 2:19:18 PM, by DI_NAMIC

    Review and goal-set! Got rid of the regained lb. Aim - get rid of another of the pesky things. Fit#Day 8 - a Jessica Smith walk - Abs walk. This will complement the useful video link on SP main page today to.... Firm~Day 8 - Coach Nicole's Seated Core work. As long as I've done or int... Read more

  • Editing pictures took a long time.

    9/28/2014 12:04:47 AM, by NORASPAT

    It is after midnight I will do it tomorrow. Pictures of early turning trees in the fall Pat in Maine. TOMORROW!... Read more

  • We had a really nice day with Grand daughter.

    9/26/2014 11:47:10 PM, by NORASPAT

    Wedding Anniversary for our son and DIL. Since they are living with us it was our son's idea to go to a local B and B that is very upscale. The food is amazing . Our granddaughter was with us after school. DH and I did more furniture moving and now we have it RIGHT. After school we took our... Read more

  • Fit, Firm and Focus - Day 7

    9/26/2014 6:17:15 AM, by DI_NAMIC

    Confession time - School work was valuable work BUT The big travelly bit yesterday was a flight up to Glasgow to see Ryan Adams and the Cardinals. We flew back on the 6.30 this morning. Great gig btw. He's in good shape! Now, whether it was all the airport walking or the adrenalin last nig... Read more

  • Today with help from DH, our son and myself re-arranged our cluttered bedroom

    9/25/2014 11:40:11 PM, by NORASPAT

    Our family moved in for a short while but the stay is extended. They are living in our basement where i had the run of the space. For a while longer that space is off limits. It is working very well. It is their 15th wedding anniversary and they have booked a place to stay so our grand daughter ... Read more

  • Change in the weather

    9/25/2014 7:59:16 PM, by TORNADO8

    Summer is over and time to settle in for the winter. I think this is the time to make resolutions for the long time ahead. One thing I will try to do is start a food diary. It is said to be helpful so it is worth a try. I have been working out on a good basis and my weight remains steady -- at least... Read more

  • September 25, 2014 (Thursday)

    9/25/2014 6:32:31 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    WOOHOO! Tomorrow is Friday! Hope you all have a GREAT WEEKEND! The Elvis impersonator is performing in this area again this weekend, and several of my family members are going to the show. I can only go IF it rains out the races, and I do not see that any rain is predicted for tomorrow or Saturd... Read more

  • Fruits

    9/25/2014 8:56:50 AM, by WENDYSPARKS

    Hi Sparkers! I making sure to eat my fruit for breakfast today.....blessings to all! ... Read more

  • Fit, Firm and Focus - Day 6

    9/25/2014 5:03:43 AM, by DI_NAMIC

    A working in schools and travelly day. I'm going to try for my big 3 but will have to update later. Many pardons!... Read more

  • Early to bed tonight.

    9/24/2014 9:07:42 PM, by NORASPAT

    Today was social. I am making the refreshments for the senior college concerts for the season. There is a certain box of cookies that many people go crazy over. We bought 12 boxes of Belgium Chocolate cookies, they are our best snack. Now I am pushing for crackers and cheese and grapes if they are... Read more