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  • it's thursday

    7/24/2014 8:50:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    i feel a bit tired today. that is okay. school will be done tomorrow. then i will be off to spend some time with my daughter. i am so glad my good friend is in my life. he has been there for me through all of the challenges i faced and the ones i am now facing. all of the birds are doing well and sa... Read more

  • Noticing the difference.

    7/24/2014 12:39:31 AM, by ACE427

    I canít count how many times I have started the "weight loss journey" and each time failed at reaching my goal and in the end gaining a few more pounds then what I started with, ridiculous right!?!? Lately I have realized why.... Iíve always been a positive person but not when it comes to me but t... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/23/2014 8:47:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm almost finished school until september. just two more days after today and i will be done. it won't be as hot here today. some relief from the humidity that has been around for quite a few days. my daughter is really enjoying day camp,soccer and the reading club at the local library. every week ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    7/22/2014 8:42:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    i made it through another day. my daughter is doing well and says hi! today there are two classes. one in the morning and one in the afternoon. i still have some errands to run today. that is okay with me. i will pace myself, as it is another very warm day here today. all of the birds say cheep,chee... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    7/21/2014 8:48:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have so much to do today. i have one week left of school and that is it until september. i have to start an online course this afternoon. i have a meeting i need to attend just behind that. inbetween there, i have several errands to run. this will be a very busy week for me. every day, i have some... Read more

  • I'm Alright ...Ok

    7/21/2014 8:25:07 AM, by SOOKIE

    Last week posted a blog, the responses were encouraging reminding me that I am not in control and that God has a handle on my situation and my special needs child. As I listened to this song on the way in to work, it reminded me of a prayer I would pray "God I thank You for things being as well as ... Read more

  • Riding a Bike

    7/20/2014 9:12:21 PM, by TRINITYEMMALISE

    I tried to run some on the treadmill this morning and that was easier than running outside, the pain was not as bad. After doing some research I think I have shin splints. I am going to slow down on running outside, build up to it on the treadmill and continue strength training. I am also able to do... Read more

  • it's sunday

    7/20/2014 10:35:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great day with my daughter yesterday. i will definitely have many more of those days more often. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hello. i will be meeting up with my good friend later,after i catch up on some computer work. last week of school for me until september. looking in... Read more

  • The Details of a 2 Days of a BINGE SUGAR ATTACK

    7/19/2014 5:11:55 PM, by PICKIEPROTEIN

    My dieting and cardio training plans were moving along smoothly until Thursday evening, July 17th. For some reason, it could have been a sweet tooth attack which seldom happens with me; I ended up consuming an entire bag of Nabisco Oreo Fudge Cremes within two days time-I chucked down two rows, 9 f... Read more

  • it's saturday

    7/19/2014 3:34:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    the weather is nice here. not too hot and not too cool. just right. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. the day is going well. have a wonderful day,everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • My BLC Sizzling Summer Slimdown 2014 Progress

    7/18/2014 3:15:02 PM, by SOOKIE

    Well, its week 5 of the BLC SSS. I decided to take a peek at my goal ... to lose 10 lbs. Well we are halfway through the challenge. GUESS WHAT? I am more halfway to my goal ... drumrollllll -6.2 lbs! My glass is half full! Thinking about starting a weightloss trac... Read more

  • woo hoo! it's friday!

    7/18/2014 11:26:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found out today that i will be in the highest level class for English! woo hoo! i am so glad i kept up my skills in that area. I know for Math i will have to start at the first course offered and that is fine with me. my daughter sends hugs and says hi! all of the birds are okay and say hello,hel... Read more

  • Rough Week

    7/17/2014 8:01:21 PM, by TRINITYEMMALISE

    For starters this week my daughter's car broke down so I am having to play taxi driver and help her and her boyfriend get back and forth to work as well as take the grand baby to daycare. Also I hurt my leg somehow Sunday jogging on the tails....I don't know if its a pulled muscle or a torn muscle. ... Read more

  • Summer Time

    7/17/2014 3:41:28 PM, by PARKSCANADA

    Today it is very warm and the air quality is poor from the fires burning in Northern BC and AB. It seems odd to me that we wait forever for summer and when it finally comes it's too - too hot, too humid, too dry, too windy, too uncomfortable. And like winter, it gets harder to exercise and eat rig... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    7/17/2014 2:13:20 PM, by MOMMY445

    a lovely day. not too hot or cold and it is not raining today. school went well. i got into the online course that is a prerequisite to take the other courses coming in september, online. i find that i do get some work in the fall. so i am going to sign up for the courses i need online when i see th... Read more

  • Finally Feeling Better

    7/16/2014 1:41:14 PM, by PARKSCANADA

    It's been a year of ups and downs as far as my health goes. Anyone experiencing ill health or even just not feeling 100% will understand. It started last Feb - I had a week of nausea, vomiting, and general malaise. It passed quickly, ending with a 10 day period from hell. I felt not too bad, but... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/16/2014 8:44:03 AM, by MOMMY445

    school did go well yesterday for me. i did pretty well on the math questions the math teacher gave the class to do last week. i have already reserved some books from the library for the areas that are the most challenging for me. plus i will have my good friend's help for some of it,too. my daughter... Read more

  • You gotta get UP and TRY and TRY and TRY!!!

    7/15/2014 9:21:21 AM, by SOOKIE

    Please excuse my rambling! I don't often share much about me, but I'm having a moment. Work full time. 30-50 minute commute. Care for special needs adult son. Workouts are sporadic. Sometimes its an "all or nothing" workout kind of day! Last workouot before today was on Saturday morning bef... Read more

  • a rainy day

    7/15/2014 8:36:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    i woke up to rain coming down steadily outside this morning. that is alright. i found my raincoat and umbrella. then off i went to school. the computer lab went very well yesterday. today, it will be english and math. english in the morning and math in the afternoon. i wonder what parts of math will... Read more

  • it's monday

    7/14/2014 10:56:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great weekend. now i am on a break between classes at school. had to do an actual essay in the first class this morning. what a way to start the day. it has been a really long time since i had to do one and to actually write out the good copy, not type it, was challenging. i got so used to t... Read more

  • My Journey

    7/14/2014 9:08:15 AM, by TRINITYEMMALISE

    I started out many times here on Sparks in the past but was never consistent with anything. My weight would go up and down and the more I gained the more depressed I became. I suffer from Bi-Polar 2 with is more depressive than manic, so anything that adds to depression does not help me. I get to... Read more

  • it's sunday

    7/13/2014 10:54:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    i did get to see my good friend for a while yesterday. then i went to explore some of the city for the remainder of the day. i ended up walking for over 10 miles yesterday, the way it worked out. i will pace myself today. my daughter had a sleepover yesterday at one of her friend's places. she is st... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/11/2014 9:29:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is finally here! yay! other than my allergies flaring up this morning, i am doing alright. meeting up with a friend of mine later this afternoon. then i may meet up with my good friend in the evening. i will leave the evening clear, so i can go and meet up with my good friend or do somet... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/10/2014 10:51:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    i will need to take a day off school to get the rest of some important errands done. i have applied to be a volunteer at a big event here next year and i have to do a video interview, which takes about 10-15 minutes. i will do that tomorrow, among other things. time is going by and i want to have my... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/9/2014 12:49:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am taking a much needed break. worked on a personality assessment all morning at school. now i am catching up on some computer work. then i will take a short walk outside and enjoy a sunny day. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! Have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • RIP Buddy

    7/8/2014 7:41:49 PM, by SKATER787

    Last month, my coworker passed away. At home, he had a stroke and then on the way to the hospital suffered a heart attack and died. He was 38 years old. It's still not real to me even after the funeral. Your mind just can't let go when someone that young suddenly disappeared like that. I'v... Read more

  • a rainy day

    7/8/2014 3:12:04 PM, by MOMMY445

    had another great day of classes today! i am looking forward to the next day of classes tomorrow. my daughter is now in a day camp in the afternoons on weekdays. plus she still has soccer and her reading club at the local library. she has enough to keep her busy for quite a while. i will make the ti... Read more

  • a lovely day

    7/7/2014 4:18:31 PM, by MOMMY445

    first day of classes went well for me. i am really going to enjoy these classes. i will make full use of all that is offered to me while i am there. my daughter went to a day camp today. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hello! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • 7-07-2014

    7/7/2014 11:52:02 AM, by L1ZB3TH354

    Walked 65 minutes. 3.17 miles I might take the day off from walking tomorrow. My toes are sore, my knee is sore and my Achilles heel feels like it is getting sore. I think I nice ice pack will feel good right now. Or maybe I should think about shortening my walks. Either way, I w... Read more

  • 7-06-2014

    7/6/2014 3:57:28 PM, by L1ZB3TH354

    41 minute walk 33 resistance band workout ... Read more

  • it's sunday

    7/6/2014 3:33:55 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great start to my day. then i had to quickly change my plans and my stomach decided it was not settling down after lunch. so i had to quickly find a washroom and make sure my stomach was okay. it is alright now. i do not know what i had that caused such a reaction. nothing different and i to... Read more

  • Up to date with Sparkpoints for June & July so far!

    7/6/2014 11:03:24 AM, by SPARKLESKIP

    Spent a small chunk of yesterday (Sun 6-7-14), updating all the spark details and doing the spark team points divy up. Turns out, it can only go back a month's worth of detailing. So June and July (so far) are now up to date, yay! Had a rest day yesterday. Was tired after the engagement party on Sat... Read more

  • I have to focus!

    7/5/2014 3:08:14 PM, by L1ZB3TH354

    I started walking earlier this week. Started walking outside. Monsoon weather pushed me inside to my treadmill. I did not let the weather discourage me. I rearranged some music on my iPod and am enjoying the treadmill. I have a bad habit of jumping off the treadmill and doing other things... Read more

  • it's saturday

    7/5/2014 9:44:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    another sunny day here today! woo hoo! have not yet decided on plans for the day. i will decide as i go. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's friday!

    7/4/2014 9:15:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is coming to a close. i have decided to go with my first choice of a place to live. it is more affordable for me and i will have the privacy i have been missing by sharing a place on and off for the past few years. when i have my own place, i feel good. i do not mind sharing a place if ... Read more

  • a sunny day

    7/3/2014 10:19:38 AM, by MOMMY445

    i may have found a place to live. i will check and see where it is and if it is still available. once i have that information, i can go and see it. it is within my budget and it is in an area that i like, in the city. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and cheep hello,hello. i star... Read more

  • Temptation and the Struggle Within

    7/3/2014 9:22:40 AM, by SOOKIE

    Sharing an email I received. How many of us struggle with that internal thing? That thing that keeps us from fulfilling our healthy dreams. I found this quite timely for me, mentally I struggle and have often caved in to that "thing" "A grandfather tells his grandson: "I've got a terrible str... Read more

  • 10 Minute Trainer - Tony Horton

    7/2/2014 1:49:04 PM, by 2DETERMINED

    On Monday I started the 10 Minute Trainer by Tony Horton and I really LOVE it!! For just 10 minutes I really put up a great sweat (that tells you how out of shape I must be). I did cardio on Monday, Total Body on Tuesday and tonight I am supposed to do Yoga, but I don't have a mat yet so I will pr... Read more

  • a new day

    7/2/2014 10:24:56 AM, by MOMMY445

    i spent the day outdoors yesterday with my daughter. it was soo worth it! now i am dealing with a sunburn on my arms and on my lower legs. i am extra sensitive to the sun and it is now showing on my skin. i will be okay. i am taking it easy today. i was going to do several errands. i will do a few a... Read more

  • another month is coming to a close

    6/30/2014 9:31:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is the last day of june. tomorrow, a new month starts. got a bit frustrated the other day over what i still have to do to get where i want to be in my life. now i have a specific focus and i will put more efforts into it. my daughter is really looking forward to tomorrow at the big park with momm... Read more

  • SP is a great place to set and reset goals

    6/27/2014 9:48:24 PM, by SKATER787

    I've just noticed on my home page I have this entry: Study Program started on June 28, 2013 Wow, it's one day off a one year anniversary since I wrote that! Time flies. I've achieved some success in some areas but not a complete success. So I'm resetting my goals once again: 1) Stud... Read more

  • a very hot and sunny day

    6/27/2014 9:40:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am feeling much better today. the weekend is now here! hurray! it is the last day of school for my daughter until september. then her summer break officially starts. i have some errands to run throughout the day today. then i will be meeting up with my good friend, who has been there for me since ... Read more

  • a relaxing day

    6/26/2014 9:39:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter did really well on her final grade 3 report card. she will definitely be in grade 4 in september! yay! plus she will be getting an award on the last day of school, in the morning. i found out yesterday that i got into the academic upgrading program i applied for! so i am feeling really g... Read more

  • another busy day

    6/25/2014 10:29:56 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have some errands to do today and an important appointment this afternoon. it seems like i have something to do every day. i will pace myself, as it is going to be another warm and humid day here again today. for now, though, i will take it easy until i head off to do my next errand. my daughter s... Read more