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  • Jonathan Roche quote

    10/23/2014 5:24:39 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "You are an open canvas starting right now, so paint something beautiful." - Jonathan Roche... Read more

  • Steven Wright quote

    10/22/2014 9:22:42 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Every action you take is a seed you sow. Every seed you sow is a harvest you'll reap. You'll never change your life until you change your choices." - Steven Wright... Read more

  • Its so windy here its kinda freaky

    10/22/2014 8:51:55 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    I don't really have anything right now. I just wanted to share a concept that helps me when I struggle with interpersonal conflicts. Its a little book called "The Four Agreements" and it was written by Miguel Ruiz. Here ARE THE BASICS media-cache-ec0.pinimg.c
    om/originals/e6/c0/70/e... Read more

  • Carla Gordon

    10/21/2014 10:43:43 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "If someone in your life talked to you the way you talk to yourself, you would have left them long ago." - Carla Gordon... Read more

  • Happy Birthday Grammy Hazel

    10/21/2014 7:28:54 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

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    /memsol.cgi?user_id=895131 We miss you and think of you often, ... Read more

  • Jamie Paolinetti quote

    10/20/2014 11:33:21 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations our possibilities become limitless." - Jamie Paolinetti... Read more

  • just another manic monday

    10/20/2014 7:12:36 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    DH is dealing with a trying to play mediator for a divorcing set of friends. I am getting the play by play. People at work are acting crazy, I mean certifiable. Did not do 10 minutes of anything. I went to the chiro today and am having all sorts of pains. Hope to get some strength tr... Read more

  • Bruce Lee quote

    10/19/2014 10:57:28 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." - Bruce Lee... Read more

  • Just ordered Spark activity tracker

    10/19/2014 7:57:19 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    I was reading the boards for fitbit vs Spark tracker and noticed the ad telling me I could get the Spark tracker for $29.95 because they are putting out the next model soon. I had pretty much already made up my mind that I wanted the spark tracker anyway so its a win win! I was looking at the l... Read more

  • Sir Edmund Hillary quote

    10/18/2014 10:21:50 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves." - Sir Edmund Hillary... Read more

  • Good Morning

    10/18/2014 6:49:10 AM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    I just made myself some nice eggs and sweet potato hash and had considered making keto coffee with coconut oil, but since I don't want to wake DD & DH with the stick blender I just ate the coconut oil. My problem now is that I suddenly have an aversion to my breakfast. I know CO is supposed to reduc... Read more

  • Quote from an unknown source

    10/17/2014 10:13:06 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    When a person steps out of their comfort zone the possibilities of their life expand exponentially. -Unknown... Read more

  • Farewell to a loving pet

    10/17/2014 8:29:16 PM, by PEEKINGOUT

    Yesterday our 16 year old kitty passed on. She got up and walked into my son's bedroom and under his bed where she took her final breath a moment later. I thought the last few weeks were hard, but now I miss her terribly and look for her in all the normal spots around the house. She is buried in h... Read more

  • Stress

    10/17/2014 7:03:41 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Today was supposed to be the day that I had 3 hours to myself in the house. It didn't happen. I was called in to sit with a coworker during an HR meeting. O effin JOY! Well I had only 1.5 hours to myself. I ran a mile under 12 minutes, new best for me, YAY. The school kids were ok, so I do... Read more

  • Quote from an unknown source

    10/15/2014 11:11:32 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Life is a gift. We just have to remember to untie the ribbons." - Unknown... Read more

  • Less heady topics

    10/15/2014 9:00:05 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Another article about nutrition online.wsj.com/news/arti
    cles/SB1000142405270230367
    8404579533760760481486 I didn't have enough fat in my dinner so I tried to google foods that are good before bed and I learned that avocado will help me sleep because it has trypophan s... Read more

  • Hugs

    10/15/2014 8:48:39 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    The other day dropping off one of the school kids I was saddened. A young one, who is often a bit of a challenge for me, ran off the bus to give mom a hug and mom didn't hug back. It's hard to find the words to describe my disappointment with this scene. Today I was pondering how a lot o... Read more

  • Jim Rohn quote

    10/14/2014 10:48:06 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want." - Jim Rohn... Read more

  • Michelangelo quote

    10/13/2014 11:13:49 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it. Rather, it's that we aim too low and we reach it." Michelangelo... Read more

  • Clean and Social

    10/13/2014 7:35:17 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Good evening Sparkers, I found a nice balance today. I set a timer for 30 minutes and alternated between the internet and cleaning up the house for the first half of the day. I am proud to say I was able to stay focused and I feel I was able to get more done in a shorter amount of time. Then I spe... Read more

  • previously on Goals

    10/12/2014 7:06:40 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Well it has taken a couple of days, to put things into perspective, Thanks for all of your suggestions. I think Woubbie put it best "I like to think of my eating lifestyle the way a vegetarian would. Does a vegetarian eat meat on special occasions or when eating out?" So I guess what I have to d... Read more

  • Les Brown quote

    10/12/2014 2:54:56 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality." - Les Brown... Read more

  • Dilgo Khyentse Rimpoche quote

    10/11/2014 11:53:41 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "It is our mind, and that alone, imprisons us or sets us free." Dilgo Khyentse Rimpoche... Read more

  • Eye Opening Relaxation!

    10/11/2014 1:51:58 PM, by NAYIME

    Its amazing of what just a bit of relaxation will do for the soul, I had to remind myself this morning as I walked in my kitchen to cook breakfast for my son and I, as I was dicing onions, garlic, and green peppers, and preparing a hot pot of water for a nice tasting decaf cup of coffee, and I thoug... Read more

  • Goals

    10/11/2014 1:51:10 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    As I was updating my status, I caught a glimpse of my goals. Lose 50lbs in 2014, uh...I have 2.5 months to lose about 22 lbs hmm...yeah....I don't think its gonna happen. I started out so strong in the first quarter, that's when most of the 20 of the 27 lbs came off. 2014 will mark the first yea... Read more

  • Quote from an unknown source

    10/10/2014 8:19:41 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "You are only destined to become one person - the person you decide to be." -Unknown... Read more

  • Emotional sadness

    10/10/2014 12:15:29 PM, by PEEKINGOUT

    I am having a terrible time with being motivated to follow the challenge to lose weight. Our family kitty is 16 and had trouble breathing a week ago. Many vet visits and various procedures and tests later, they advised us last evening to take her home and keep her comfortable until the e... Read more

  • Horace Mann quote

    10/9/2014 10:28:12 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Habit is a cable; we weave a thread each day, and at last we cannot break it." - Horace Mann This is an unfortunate quote. In my case I am trying to break those cables of bad habits that I have spent most of my life weaving ... Read more

  • Green with Envy

    10/9/2014 8:00:11 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Another aphorism from DH: "Happiness is not having all that you want, it is wanting all that you have." I was having a bad spell, venting about dwelling on a social media profile which for me is an exercise of reviewing the haves and the have-nots, where I am always the latter. I know I wa... Read more

  • still hanging in there

    10/8/2014 7:40:08 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Not tracking but not on a binge either Ran yesterday, walked two ten minute jaunts today Kids were easier today. Life has so much to offer, just not enough time to do it all in. when it comes to dreaded tasks DH is always saying: Don't wish your time away, wish that you could be doing... Read more

  • Marilyn von Savant quote

    10/8/2014 3:06:07 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent." - Marilyn von Savant... Read more

  • Steamrolled

    10/7/2014 8:00:01 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    There is just not enough time for sparking properly. DH is pissed @ me because we were both running late for evening meetings. & I asked him fix computer for DD to do homework. He's the one in charge of the stringent settings on the damn thing. I am slacking as co-building rep for our un... Read more

  • Ready and Now Count Down Time!

    10/7/2014 7:19:58 PM, by NAYIME

    I have prepared myself for more studying now that my Graduate degree semester for the Fall has begun, and now count down time with only a few classes left before graduating with my Graduate degree. Wow!, it is amazing at how fast time flies, and now this semester definitely has my focus ... Read more

  • Bill Cosby quote

    10/6/2014 11:26:56 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it." - Bill Cosby... Read more

  • Things are good

    10/6/2014 3:23:59 PM, by DENACARPER

    Wow, I really seem to be moving down the scale. It's so exciting, but so not the norm, that I seem to be holding my breath. I am cautiously optimistic about the weight loss. My clothes seem to fit much better, funny thing is my... Read more

  • Quote from an unknown source

    10/5/2014 9:49:40 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Beware of your thoughts, they become your words. Beware of your words, they become your actions. Beware of your actions, they become your habits. Beware of your habits, they become your character. Beware of your character, it becomes your destiny." - Unknown... Read more

  • Quote from an unknown source

    10/4/2014 9:17:49 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "You don't always get what wish for; you get what you work for!" - Unknown... Read more

  • Out with the old , and in with the new, oh my!

    10/4/2014 4:04:51 PM, by NAYIME

    So today I was dreading it, but knew it needed to be done the fact that I have so much clothes in my huge walk in closet, No one ever told me that losing a lot of weight would cost as much as me maintaining my home, Lol!!! And wow, I literally have to give away all of my clothes, I'm talking about n... Read more

  • Charles M. Schwab quote

    10/3/2014 10:39:13 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "A person can succeed at almost anything for which they have unlimited enthusiasm." - Charles M. Schwab... Read more

  • I got baptized last night

    10/3/2014 3:54:45 AM, by TABBYKAT75

    While I was sick this spring and summer. I felt like dying it was awful. My bible and prayer got me through it also long talks with my husband. I keep coming back to baptism our church really don't seem to do it. Knew nothing about it. So I have been studying with my friends from tops who happen to ... Read more

  • Ken Blanchard quote

    10/2/2014 10:48:26 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "When you truly believe in something, and you carry it in your heart, you accept no excuses, only results." - Ken Blanchard... Read more

  • Happy October

    10/2/2014 7:37:41 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    I have only run once this week , today. This schedule is driving me crazy. I was not able to get my cooking in last weekend so I didn't have enough time to get sweaty. I stepped on the scale today and I had not gained, I am hoping I can weigh in tomorrow and report at least a 1# loss for the month o... Read more

  • Mark Twain quote

    10/1/2014 10:51:46 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval." - Mark Twain... Read more

  • Anna Quindlen quote

    9/30/2014 6:00:56 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "What is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work on becoming yourself." Anna Quindlen... Read more

  • Celebrating!

    9/30/2014 8:47:41 AM, by NAYIME

    Today I woke up and off at home celebrating my "51" Birthday! And as I got up I notice that my body felt so much lighter, I had more of a swift in my step and my mind was much clearer. I then went into the bathroom and glazed in the mirror and saw such a beautiful youthful... Read more

  • Marilyn Monroe quote

    9/29/2014 9:36:51 AM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together." - Marilyn Monroe... Read more

  • Jim Rohn quote

    9/28/2014 9:38:31 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Take care of your body, it is the only place you have to live." -Jim Rohn... Read more

  • Meryl Streep quote

    9/27/2014 11:32:44 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Put blinders on to those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head." - Meryl Streep... Read more

  • Margaret Lee Runbeck quote

    9/26/2014 11:19:51 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling." - Margaret Lee Runbeck... Read more

  • Back after an extended illness

    9/26/2014 8:49:55 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    Glad to be back and feeling better. I got sick in May ended up with vertigo , ulcers and a few other things I have a few side effects. I lose balance some now and then but I could not move my head off the pillow with out getting sick a few months ago. It was like being hungover 24/7 for over 3 mont... Read more

  • Going strong!

    9/25/2014 7:55:48 PM, by NAYIME

    I have found that by adding variety with my workouts from the Leslie Sansone 4 mile walk fit dvd, Slim and 6, Rock n Body workout dvd's by Shaun T, and the Brazil Butt Lift workout dvd's, resistance bands, dumbells, and now Zumba workout dvd's, I can mix it up, have fun with it and stay motivated wh... Read more

  • Les Brown quote

    9/24/2014 10:15:23 PM, by NORWOODGIRL

    "Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears." - Les Brown... Read more

  • New beginnings in being thankful!

    9/24/2014 3:01:03 PM, by NAYIME

    Have you often wondered why this or why that situation is going on, or might have happen as it surrounds your daily life?, yes circumstances do happen beyond ones control and so easy to complain, this often reminds me of even the little things that can easily irritate us, and bring us into that nega... Read more