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  • Day 16

    3/26/2015 6:57:23 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    I had physical therapy today. Before PT, I got the waterproof bandage off. My knee was swollen before, but after PT the knee is so swollen that it feels as if I have a blood pressure cuff around it. Before PT, the pain level was 2-3. After PT, the pain level is 5-7. I am more mobile, I can walk... Read more

  • It's Pollen Time Again

    3/25/2015 11:17:58 PM, by SHOTOKIDO

    *To the tune of "It's Crying Time Again" by Ray Charles* Oh, it's pollen time again, I'm feelin' sneezy And I've got that itchy feeling in my eyes I can tell by the way my throat's constricting Oh that I have to take my meds, it's pollen time... Read more

  • Am I hungry, or are my pants too big?

    3/25/2015 9:24:05 PM, by ALICIA363

    This question has emerged into my consciousness. I think it stems from being 10 years old and going on my first diet. How do I tell when I've eaten enough, or eaten too much? Well, your pants feel tighter, I think the adults would have answered. I think I've used this measure of satisfac... Read more

  • Day 15

    3/25/2015 6:32:18 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    I feel fine during the day, but at night I can't get comfortable for sleeping. Although I can get around fine during the day, I miss having family staying with me.... Read more

  • AFRAID TO LOVE

    3/25/2015 11:44:13 AM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Afraid to give my heart away, How many bumps and bruises can it take? It’s wearing thin for love again, But will it recognize the heart to win? He must be smart, with a big heart, Loving and caring from the start. I don't care if he has hair or is bald, That doesn't really matt... Read more

  • SparkCoach Prompt: Describe how you are feeling in one sentence.

    3/25/2015 8:12:37 AM, by JUSTRY2

    I feel surprised and delighted that each time I make thoughtful efforts toward health and fitness I learn and ReTaiN a little more about what makes it all work well for me.... Read more

  • It Can’t Be About the Numbers

    3/24/2015 9:10:46 PM, by ALICIA363

    I joined Spark. I became a runner. But I don’t consider myself in maintenance yet. I’m suspicious, though, that I may be in the homestretch. It’s due to that Beck book. Have barely cracked it, mind you. Maybe it’s because I’ve read other people’s blogs about what it... Read more

  • Time Flies

    3/24/2015 5:46:51 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Time passes so quickly, Where does it reside? Is it in the clouds above us, Or simply passing us by? Does it really gain speed, As we grow older? Passing more quickly, Than it did when we were young? Do we really lose time, When we're stuck in traffic? And if we lose time, ... Read more

  • Day 14

    3/24/2015 5:42:01 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    I have to remind myself to be patient. I want to progress faster. I want to be past the slow phase. I want to be past the take pain medicine on schedule phase. I want to be at the walk normally without pain stage.... Read more

  • My Babies....

    3/24/2015 12:51:20 PM, by ANDREWMOM

    Adorable... ain't they??? 334... Read more

  • Proud of my 52 minute hour.

    3/24/2015 10:50:13 AM, by BELLALUNA8

    Yesterday was one of those slammed days. I was busy all day and then had an evening meeting that would run from 6:30 to about 9:00. To top it off, I needed to meet someone at my house after work and then return to the office for the meeting. But my goal is to exercise 60 minutes a day, six da... Read more

  • Knee Surgery Day 13

    3/23/2015 10:44:10 AM, by BONNIJEAN

    Today is the day the staples (28) come out. I took my second trip upstairs since I came home from the hospital. Today's trip was so that I could take a shower. Standing in the shower combined with going up and down the stairs was exhausting.... Read more

  • Most addictive food

    3/23/2015 3:20:28 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    I get a sponsored post – Huffington Post with "the most addictive food" The article claims that research has established that the foods most likely to develope addiction in the eater is... what a surpris! - pizza! And then chocolate, chips, cookies and icecream... And the foods least likely t... Read more

  • another update for you

    3/22/2015 10:52:14 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    computer working and health update... Read more

  • Memories For All Times

    3/22/2015 10:31:20 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Memories carried through life, Are kept safely in our minds. The little section of our brain Called Memories For All Times. Memories tucked safely away, Full of wonderful times we've had. Categorized and alphabetized, So we can recall them -- at any time. ... Read more

  • Knee surgery day 12

    3/22/2015 4:50:20 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    I feel as if I should be progressing faster. But 10 days ago, I was requesting pain medication every hour. Now I can go a little past the scheduled time without noticing pain if I am just sitting around. If I'm up and about, I have to stick closer to the schedule. I realize my frustrations are ... Read more

  • New toy

    3/22/2015 8:01:19 AM, by ALICIA363

    I like blogs with pictures, don't you? I have several pictures trapped in my electronic device that are meant to be blogged, but time marches on ... Today's gem is the recent birthday gift: Yep, that's me with the new toy. I've taken it on a couple of walks and one bike venture so far. It's ... Read more

  • The unhealthy breakfast

    3/22/2015 3:50:13 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    For a month I have tried a different breakfast from my usual (that is wholegrain bread with ham och salmon and coffee with milk) Now I cook bacon & egg, mushroom and tomato - around 400 cal whoch is about the same my usual breakfast gives. This breakfast works very well, I feel fine afterwor... Read more

  • Second Knee Surgery

    3/21/2015 10:03:26 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    I had my right knee replaced in October 2013. I had the left knee replaced March 10, 2015. I know I will be glad that I had the surgery, but right now I am having the post-surgery blues. I wish that my legs worked better. I wish that my knees didn't hurt. Right now swelling is keeping my l... Read more

  • Things I Miss

    3/21/2015 9:28:13 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    I miss the morning smell of coffee, As I awaken and begin each day. I will always remember the thoughtful ways, You smiled and reassured everything’s okay.   I miss the fragrance of our rose garden, And the sunlight in our eyes. The starry sky overhead at night, And the earth bene... Read more

  • I am focused on learning to cook

    3/21/2015 6:59:07 AM, by OLDEROWL

    I am sorry I haven't post here much lately but I have been trying to spend less time on the internet and was looking to find a nitch in line with my passion for science and mathematics. After giving that some thought and spending too much time on the computer in that field, I decided that for my wif... Read more

  • Weight vs behaviour

    3/21/2015 5:11:54 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    The past week has been successful in the aspect of losing weight. But my behaviour has not been the most sensible, my goal in eating is to eat three balanced meal a day and nothing in between. When I look back at all those years trying to lose weight I cas see that the most successful periods ... Read more

  • The Nicest Part of Growing Older

    3/20/2015 10:38:58 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    This isn't a poem, but a note of the benefits of growing older. They are so many. When I was younger, I was too busy to think of growing old. Too busy raising children, keeping peace in the family, working, and making sure there were happy days to be remembered forever. Now that I am older, ... Read more

  • update on my second treatment and 2nd part of treatment scheduled

    3/20/2015 6:30:31 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    My second treatment was Wednesday. It went well. He again came dressed up. He puts me at ease when he came in like that. We hugged this time. I think we grown close as patient and doctor because of the hugs and thank you card. I believe he now realizes how much I truly appreciate him and the care I ... Read more

  • The Struggle With Self-Image As I've Lost Weight

    3/20/2015 4:47:09 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    Lately I have had four men knock themselves out falling all over me telling me how beautiful I am, and all the upfront flattery just floored me. I was so embarrassed about it. I had a genuinely rough time accepting these compliments. And last night I went out with my friend Jonathan and he was... Read more

  • Looking for the other end!

    3/20/2015 1:45:41 PM, by ANDREWMOM

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  • Halcyon Days

    3/20/2015 12:02:00 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Halcyon days become more frequent with age, As we wander down the roads through life. Days of reminiscence recalling days long gone. Emerged in their reflection of life that once was. Those lazy days spent dwelling on the beauty outdoors, Thinking of childhood games played continu... Read more

  • new laptop

    3/20/2015 11:28:30 AM, by NYINME

    Just want to say that it's really fun to do my daily Spark People check-ins with my new laptop. I found myself looking forward to it.... Read more

  • Something completely different....and rocking the socks.

    3/20/2015 2:16:36 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    So - daughter is preparing to get confirmated this spring. I have no idea if this is done in other churches but in the lutheran church in Sweden the usual thing is to get batized when you are a baby and then - at 13-14 years you study chirstian stuff for a while, for some it is one hour a week duri... Read more

  • You Kept It All

    3/19/2015 11:03:54 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    There is nothing I can do, Never thought it would happen to me. I gave you everything I had, You've left me so sad. What will happen to me now, I have nothing left to give. What will tomorrow bring, More sadness and tears? I haven't any love ... Read more

  • Does watching food tv make us fat? (NPR)

    3/19/2015 2:24:22 PM, by SCOOTER4263

    I thought this was interesting - heard it on NPR yesterday www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2015
    /03/18/393385977/do-tv-coo
    king-shows-make-us-fat I've found that if I watch a lot of Food tv (back in the days when I watched tv) it would make me generally want to cook more and eat good thi... Read more

  • YAY!

    3/19/2015 8:57:24 AM, by ANDREWMOM

    Another .6! Woo Hoo!... Read more

  • Unfriendly or what?

    3/19/2015 2:10:46 AM, by MEDDYPEDDY

    I am struggling with a lot of things - eating healthy, get moving and being consistant to pages like spark people. I have a vague hope for the moment, food and exercise has been working for a week and as spring has sprung and I am able to bike, it is really nice to go biking again. Poor doggy worn h... Read more

  • Shenanigans

    3/19/2015 1:34:25 AM, by LOVELYMERMAID

    I am actually feeling quite content right now. Not a feeling that I get to have often. I'm watching Doctor Who again and I always feel good when I'm watching that show, well except for the Doomsday episode. There isn't much going on right now. I'm coming up with a schedule to get me back in the swin... Read more

  • Low-Key Evening

    3/18/2015 8:04:18 PM, by ALICIA363

    Last night, I chose to stay awake and watch TV with the family. It's one of the few things we ever do together--and we are EXTREMELY selective about shows--so I stayed awake and enjoyed. Per the fitbit, I still got 6 hours and 48 minutes of actual sleep. I don't think it was enough. I felt l... Read more

  • Sometimes Showing Up is Winning

    3/18/2015 1:08:07 PM, by BELLALUNA8

    I have on my fridge a magnetic clip of those race numbers you get when you enter a 5K or other race. It's an impressive quantity, but it actually is about a decade's worth of race numbers. I like to keep it there to remind me that my body allows me to do neat things. But now I have added ... Read more

  • Help

    3/18/2015 11:59:04 AM, by KT2272

    can't get up the power to be good ALL day!... Read more

  • The Bridge to Tomorrow

    3/18/2015 10:03:45 AM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    The bridge to tomorrow, Can we afford the toll? Will the bridge sway with the wind, And gently move with ease? Will the bridge to tomorrow, Hold tight our trust? Gently expand and contract, With the needs of our love? Will we fill the gaps, And bond our love. Depend on e... Read more

  • Small changes daily...

    3/18/2015 9:36:24 AM, by ANDREWMOM

    I know they say "not to weigh in every day" but it is making me accountable and showing a small decrease evey time. It helps me to know that what I am doing is making a difference! 2.4 lbs less is 2.4 lbs less!... Read more

  • er visit

    3/17/2015 11:06:30 PM, by LOVELYMERMAID

    Had to go to the er last night... I was having unbelievably horrible cramps. The doctor thinks I may have pcos, but I have to see a regular doctor for a full diagnosis. My only problem is that we can't afford insurance so I can't see a doctor. I'm hoping the clinic here may be able to do something. ... Read more

  • Slowed Down

    3/17/2015 8:06:56 PM, by ALICIA363

    Tonight is a sit-down-more night, so you’re stuck with me blogging.  So much is going on in my head! And I get to hear it more, since I physically have had to slow down. Slowing down, I’ve been able to track my food more accurately. Frankly, I’d gotten very sloppy with my eating ... Read more

  • I have no patience... but I am trying!

    3/17/2015 1:42:18 PM, by ANDREWMOM

    Over a week now and I hav enot seen much change - 2-3 lbs in a week and 1/4. I suppose I should be happy but just like everyone else.. I want more that is possible! Where is the magic wand.....?... Read more

  • It's back!

    3/17/2015 12:14:56 PM, by STARRYROSES

    I finally unpacked my bedroom and found my SPAT tucked away in the pocket of a pair of old jeans. I'm on day three of having it back and it's great. I've been writing a lot lately and I've been out of touch with my health (it's been really cold) so I gained a few pounds. Plus yesterday was free DQ i... Read more

  • Relentless Love

    3/17/2015 10:33:50 AM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    The animals we love, are often abused, Tortured and left to suffer. Same animals without hesitation, Save lives, and protect us from others. These same animals that would Indubitably, Sacrifice themselves and their lives, Relentlessly protect our life from harm, Keep us warm and lo... Read more

  • Roomies dog is driving me crazy

    3/16/2015 7:13:54 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Ok, this has nothing to do with work, dieting or exercise. But I need help dealing with this dog. This dog can be very lovable, but she can also be very annoying. She has chewed holes in my blankets, my hoodie (the only thing I had left of my mom) and she destroys shoes...literally chewing ... Read more

  • Recently

    3/16/2015 9:02:03 AM, by LOVELYMERMAID

    Lately I've been struggling with exhaustion and monthly problems. My cycles have always been complicated, but the one I am on now has been awful, but enough about crappy cycles. I am tired of the way I let me depression and insecurities run my life. I am taking a stand here and now to say no m... Read more

  • Spring 5% challenge

    3/16/2015 3:46:10 AM, by LOVELYMERMAID

    I weigh 254, and to lose 5%, I would need to be at 241.3 at the end. wish me luck.... Read more

  • HELL since last post

    3/15/2015 11:14:23 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    So there was a no go on going to the Gym. That weekend our roof in the room started to leak so we had my dad come over to get up there and clean it off. There was about 5 inches of ice up there. The ice also caused 2 of the panels to come apart. We had to clear out that room and move other thing... Read more

  • PACIFIC SUNSET

    3/15/2015 1:21:34 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Daylight begins to fade -- the sun has moved west for its daily descent, Reflections of amber brightly shine as the sun's voyage begins. Sunset reflects the beauty in natures eyes, Vibrant colors intensify into deeper, more brilliant shades. Lights exploding into vibrating hues ... Read more

  • It Doesn't Happen All At Once

    3/15/2015 8:48:32 AM, by ALICIA363

    Ive been up for about two hours now, moving around and getting breakfast and starting laundry and dishes. The ankle feels tired, but not painful, so the grandiose thinking kicks in, I can go run today! Luckily, the voices of reason are also inside my head. I know thats not a good plan. ... Read more

  • Delicious Discovery

    3/14/2015 11:59:44 PM, by SHOTOKIDO

    Quite by accident (which is a terrible way to start a commentary about a cooking experience) I found another way to prepare and use spaghetti squash. I opted to do a stir fry chicken dish and had some chopped spaghetti squash left over from preparations for another meal. I added that in, along... Read more

  • Part 3 to a sucessful marriage (Giving)

    3/14/2015 2:27:38 PM, by OLDEROWL

    It's time for part 3 of your report, "7 Secrets for Fixing Your Marriage." I hope you're putting to good work secrets 1 and 2. And now let's keep going. SECRET 3: GIVE You have some changes you'd like to see in your spouse and your marriage, right? And if I were a betting man, ... Read more

  • Rings In A Tree

    3/14/2015 12:39:51 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Miss you more than I thought possible, More than should be allowed. Miss your humor and your laughter, The way you loved me forever after. The years ticked by and decades appeared, Like the rings in a tree growing wider each year. Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock, another ring in the tree, ... Read more

  • The Twisted Ankle

    3/14/2015 10:36:51 AM, by ALICIA363

    Good morning! When last I wrote, I was fretting about no time to blog. I am realizing it's important to me to get the words out there. Well, the world works in mysterious ways. I was walking to the store last night, and saw a man approaching in a wobbly manner. He was wrapped up in his ... Read more

  • More Than A Feeling

    3/13/2015 11:46:50 PM, by SHOTOKIDO

    Gratitude is more than an attitude; it's an action. Feeling grateful is far less useful than actually saying "thank you."... Read more

  • Melting Snow and streaking

    3/13/2015 8:42:17 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    So, the weather has been warming up this week and melting the snow. The flower bed by the house, is now devoid of snow, although there is still a couple of feet of it in front on the lawn. Happy Happy Happy! I started tracking my food yesterday, and did it again today. Here I go starting a mini... Read more

  • Solace

    3/13/2015 4:35:49 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Bringing solace to my heart, Softens the crusty edges. Of heartbreak and sorrow, Offering peace to enter my soul. Stillness of breath, Sadness of passing time, Alone inside my aching heart, Echo's the heartbreak of silence. Kiss of morning light on my eyes, Sound of birds ... Read more

  • update on the week and my first treatment

    3/12/2015 11:46:45 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    Just what it says... Read more

  • Twenty minutes to blog

    3/12/2015 7:39:56 PM, by ALICIA363

    Tick, tock, tick, tock ... 56 Boy, this real life takes some serious time! 30 I'm on the mend from the tummy bug, but still not ready to run my usual route. That makes me nervous, like I'll lose all that I've worked for. My perfect birthday for me (no cake, e-friends only, and too ... Read more

  • Trying something new...

    3/12/2015 2:26:32 PM, by ANDREWMOM

    Yup. I am trying the Herbalife shakes for breakfast and lunch for 30 days. Lets see if this jumpstarts my system to finally after 25 years. Can I get this stinking fat off my body for good??! It is actually quite filling. Started Monday and after day 4 I am still feeling okay with it. 26 more ... Read more

  • Till The End Of Time

    3/12/2015 10:33:28 AM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    My dreams have come true, For my wishes professed. I genuinely believe I've found my mate, And will be yours for the rest of our days. I waited so long for you to arrive, Entering my life to complete this journey. My search has ended and the reward received, I'll be yours till ti... Read more

  • Good at?

    3/12/2015 9:20:50 AM, by KT2272

    one thing I am good at is ?????... Read more

  • Wake Up and Be Amazing

    3/12/2015 6:58:34 AM, by SUPER_CIARA

    I've always been competitive. I joined a BLC/Dietbet challenge here on Spark last year and won one of the mini challenges as well as the entire contest and ended up with a book and two shirts from The Limited out of it, and it was all about losing as much weight as possible in a month's time--... Read more

  • Spark Coach Prompt: What I love About My Body...

    3/11/2015 7:07:37 PM, by JUSTRY2

    Well some days that feels like a tall order, but today I can easily say I love how responsive my body is to positive changes I work toward. If I put in the blood sweat and tears some goals require it comes through with what I demand of it. Also, I love the basic shape I have genetically speaking ;... Read more

  • They Take My Breath Away

    3/11/2015 11:25:45 AM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Mean people suck the air out of life, Withoutcaring whether you live or die. They think they deserve another breath, Maybethey just used their last share of air. I keep staring to see if they start to turn blue. That'swhat a lack of oxygen will clearly do. Mean people lack self... Read more

  • Hate blogging

    3/11/2015 9:54:59 AM, by KT2272

    yesterday was a fair day. Hard to get decent exercise every day while traveling... Read more

  • The First Step Toward Change

    3/11/2015 6:30:39 AM, by SUPER_CIARA

    The number one thing I had to do before I could start working on losing weight again was make the decision that I WANTED to get down to 121. When I lost 70 pounds and started maintaining in that ten pound range of 171-181, I felt really comfortable. I was happy with the way I looked and felt a... Read more

  • Spark Birthday Message

    3/10/2015 7:25:35 PM, by ALICIA363

    Thank you, Spark Team, for sending a meaningful birthday message. I think anyone could benefit from it, any day, so I repeat it here: "Don't just count your years, make your years count. --Ernest Myers What matters most in life is often viewed as peripheral to the things that we usually f... Read more

  • Puzzled?

    3/10/2015 10:17:05 AM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Which piece am I in your puzzled life? Do I fit in somewhere along the border? Or do I complete the beautiful scene? Where am I in this beautiful picture? Hopefully not a background piece, Or could I be the final piece of your puzzle? Am I an easy fit that doesn't need trimming?... Read more

  • I Am Back!.. for a little while

    3/9/2015 4:09:10 PM, by JADEDYETHOPEFUL

    Hello, my friends! I apologize for being gone so long, and depriving the world of my twisted wisdom! Okay, seriously, I missed you all, and I just wanted to take this moment to tell you all that I'm okay. At the moment, I'm living in Manhattan (Read: THE CITY), residing in a shelter *sighs* a... Read more

  • Grateful

    3/9/2015 3:22:49 PM, by RUNAMOKQT

    I lost 3 pounds! I figured out stretching daily takes care of most of my soreness! I've been very consistent the past couple weeks!... Read more

  • Speckles In The Flight

    3/9/2015 3:21:18 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Morning light beaming through the window, Dust particles floating freely in the light. Thoughts and dreams somersaulting in the air, Tiny speckles settling on the surface below. The light details your thoughts, Arranges your view of the particles, Float... Read more

  • I am back, after a very, very long break.

    3/9/2015 8:22:12 AM, by GREASE31

    I am back, after a very, very long break, which seeems to, have lasted forever, & @ times, has felt like, it!!!! !!!! !!!!. Recently i have, bin admitted to, Grantham Hospital i, initially went in, there with 2, badly swollen legs, caused by cellulitis, & i also, had an ongoing, chest infectio... Read more

  • the results of my mri and the decision I made

    3/8/2015 8:03:27 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    I found out I have osteoarthritis and am going in for treatments here is the link to the site www.apmhealth.com follow it to learn about my treatments... Read more

  • I Can Because I Think I Can

    3/8/2015 7:44:31 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    The big thing I've been hearing people talk about lately is motivation. Everyone seems to be struggling with getting and staying motivated. I have to admit that last week I was not motivated. Until suddenly I was. Yesterday I was just ready for a change. And I think that's really the key to mo... Read more

  • touching base

    3/7/2015 5:08:42 PM, by ALICIA363

    Finally, a moment to blog! 524 DH is quite busy with MIL care. SIL is in town, thank goodness. I'm hoping they can develop a good game plan for moving forward. As the days roll along, I am conscious of the need for extreme self care. DD's college paperwork, which is on a tight timeline... Read more

  • CLEANSING TIDE

    3/7/2015 11:54:39 AM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    As you sit on the sandy shore, Mesmerized by the rolling waves. Rolling and slapping against the edge of sand, Slowly reaching your feet. The tide withdraws to the ocean's depth, Taking with it all your troubles. While the sand soaks up the last layer of seawater, Receding to its ... Read more

  • Work, and the walk home

    3/7/2015 11:43:20 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    Yesterday I walked to work again. I worked in the mens apparel dept fixing up the display of hats, gathering up a bunch of stuff that customes had thrown all over racks & stuffed onto shelvesit becomes a never-ending activity for me to have to pick up after everyone. Now before you say,thats you... Read more

  • It's me again!

    3/7/2015 8:51:21 AM, by MISTY919

    So I have been off the Spark grid for some time now... About 15 days ago I started back into the groove of working out again, I have two co-workers who are dedicated to losing the weight along side me and my two best friends are also putting their yoga pants on for a second try at losing the rest ... Read more

  • FACES IN THE MIRROR

    3/6/2015 11:27:37 AM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Who are the faces in the mirror, Do they belong to me? Have I something real to fear, From those eyes staring back at me? Seldom happy faces, Stare into my eyes. The visions in the mirror, Clearly tell no lies. Lonely eyes with deep concern, L... Read more

  • FACES IN THE MIRROR

    3/6/2015 11:27:37 AM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Who are the faces in the mirror, Do they belong to me? Have I something real to fear, From those eyes staring back at me? Seldom happy faces, Stare into my eyes. The visions in the mirror, Clearly tell no lies. Lonely eyes with deep concern, L... Read more

  • Time Flies

    3/5/2015 11:52:10 AM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Time passes so quickly, Where does it reside? Is it in the clouds above us, Or simply passing us by? Does time really gain speed, As we grow older? Passing more quickly, Then it did when we were younger? Do we really lose time, When we're stuck in traffic? And if we lose... Read more

  • W0W!

    3/5/2015 9:17:33 AM, by JESPAH

    ow.ly/GjU8D My book is now #96 on Amazon's bestseller list for paid books, genre: LGBT Science Fiction. Thank you all for your kind support!!! ♥ ♥ ♥... Read more

  • Fiber Uptick

    3/4/2015 11:59:29 PM, by SHOTOKIDO

    There is a huge industry around dietary fiber products, and it baffles me. From the old Metamucil to the more modern fiber-rich snack bars, I simply don't get it. And here is the cause of my bemusement: Dietary fiber abounds in so many natural foods, that the need for processed, packaged ... Read more

  • Ouch :(

    3/4/2015 3:34:37 PM, by RELAXEDBISCUIT

    So I have been having a lot of knee pain and feeling very sorry for myself indeed. I have a lot of stuff going on in my life and a lot of stress and I haven't been focussed as much as I should be. But I'm still here, and I will get there. That is really all for now.... Read more

  • Want To Be My Friend?

    3/4/2015 10:38:43 AM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Do you want to be my friend? One whom I can trust. A friend who's there in times of need, and can keep a secret just between us. A friend to share all my dreams with, and someone to help them come true. These are things I need in a friend like you, so all my dreams will come tr... Read more

  • I failed to fulfill my promise

    3/4/2015 7:23:51 AM, by OLDEROWL

    I.m taking a week of not using the internet since I failed to limit my hours the past month as much as I had promised my wife. I will do my blogs on word perfect then post them on the evening of March18. Until then I am asking team members to visit and encourage each other to visit the team and pos... Read more

  • For things to change, you have to change

    3/3/2015 4:04:22 PM, by BELLALUNA8

    How easy it is to wait until something happens before committing to a course of action. It's easy to wait. I have waited for the weather to warm up, cool down, or stop raining. I have waited for a community service project to be over. Or to start! I have waited for my husband. For co... Read more

  • TETHERED TO THIS WORLD

    3/3/2015 12:20:36 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    I long for years gone by . . . Dreamed of happier times. Memories I hold, That tether me to this world. Longing for love, Or all the loves long gone. How strong is this tether, That connects me to this world? I do not know, But I will hold on tight. Till I can hold on ... Read more

  • Secret 2 to a sucessful marriage/relationship

    3/2/2015 9:49:39 PM, by OLDEROWL

    "SECRET 2: TALK & TOUCH Did you ever hear the Paul Simon song, "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"? It's a humorous song about a not-so-funny subject (the break-up of Simon's marriage). I don't want you to hop on a bus or drop off your keys, but the song does make a good point about how to succeed... Read more

  • Secret 1 to sucessful a marriage/relationship

    3/2/2015 9:37:11 PM, by OLDEROWL

    To have a successful relationship with an individual don't focus on your differences or past history, don't focus on what you want, but focus on doing what will lead to a winning situation for both you and your spouse/partner. More to follow when I have time.... Read more

  • So what else is new?

    3/2/2015 5:44:56 PM, by SCOOTER4263

    Usually when people say that, it's in response to some announcement that they've heard a hundred times before ("It's going to snow tomorrow!" "So what else is new?") but this time I really feel some new stuff coming on. I'm not losing weight as fast as I hoped (do we ever? - except for FLORIDAS... Read more

  • My Stupid, Stupid Heart

    3/2/2015 1:19:26 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    My heart is educated, But not too smart. Sometimes it doesn't -- Listen when I talk. We have these daily meetings, With graphic demonstrations. On which a smart heart, Should never embark. But my stupid, stupid heart, Thinks it knows all. It falls in love, And thinks i... Read more

  • Relapse Refusal

    3/1/2015 10:36:59 PM, by SHOTOKIDO

    Yesterday and this morning I felt what seemed like the beginnings of a relapse coming on - scratchy pharynx and throat, more mucus than I had been having, general fatigue. I was not amused. And I bombed it with antihistamine, vitamins, healthy food, and rest. And I threw out my tooth... Read more

  • My Emotional Harp

    3/1/2015 9:17:45 AM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    You have reached into my heart, And plucked the strings of my emotional harp. My heart may need fine tuning, Although it has a strong beat. While swaying to the rhythm of my heartbeat, It has a strong beat that can be heard from afar. Strong or weak, maintaining that beat, While... Read more

  • I turn to Spark in Times of Loss and confusion

    3/1/2015 5:09:42 AM, by EVILPASSION

    Now to convince myself to turn here everyday. It is hard to go through life changes alone, espeically when someof us have not chosen "aloneness" so much as chosing "un-abusedness". If you've never been in that situation you won't understand what I mean, but I see a lot of you nodding. Yes indeed. I ... Read more

  • Not sure what to call this one

    2/28/2015 4:49:06 PM, by LOVELYMERMAID

    Ok, I have problems.. granted everyone has problems... to be honest, i haven't wanted to get on sparkpeople, and i haven't wanted to weigh in.... or even exercise. I'm afraid to step on the scale because i know that i have gained weight. i don't want to see that i'm back where i started in the begin... Read more

  • Under and Overdeveloped

    2/28/2015 3:51:17 PM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Memories like rolls of film, Sitting in the darkroom of your mind. Many underdeveloped, Others overdeveloped. Nevertheless, many still developing, The star of this film commands the stage. Reproducing wonderful scenes, Over and over perfecting those memories. Rerunning the ... Read more

  • Staying Strong

    2/27/2015 11:29:44 PM, by SHOTOKIDO

    Another victory to count. I got sick (nothing major, just a head cold or sinus thing) and had to shut down my exercise program for a few days. I'm back, and I'm working both cardio and strength training at nearly the same level I was before. Rapid recovery, or retention of fitness see... Read more

  • EPIPHANY

    2/27/2015 9:31:43 AM, by LEEBROWNLEE

    Wonder what will become of me, After youre gone and life together has ended? Who will comfort me when each day closes, When I need your strength and understanding? Wonder what will become of me, When tomorrow delivers lifes new problems? Who will be there to hold me tight, Whe... Read more