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  • Snow shoeing in the dark

    1/31/2015 10:55:31 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Went for a full moon snow shoe hike organized by a local outfitter. There were over 20 of us, but we split into about 3 groups. I was unfamiliar with the property we were on, but I still got the opportunity to trailblaze for a while. Snow conditions were excellent, and it was mostly cloudy, so it... Read more

  • it's saturday

    1/31/2015 2:13:46 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and I are spending some time at the local library today. then we are going for a walk. I need to get some necessities at the grocery store. all the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • February Goals

    1/31/2015 11:21:59 AM, by THEEXERCISER

    Strength Train with Weights ⦁ Stretches 1. AM 5 mins. 2. PM 5 mins. ⦁ Water 4c minium ⦁ Eat close to cal. range meals (every 3hrs.) 1. 300-388 B- L- D- 2. 100-150 S1- S2- ⦁ Warm Up 5 mins. ⦁ Cool Down 5 mins. ⦁ Workout ... Read more

  • too sleepy

    1/31/2015 9:31:17 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    Got up at 3 a.m. and wwas on the road at 4 a.m. for the bike ride. We have a new person and so the route was very different than he one we usually do. It contained several large hills. My quads are stressed right now. I'm very sleepy, so I'll head to bed right now. Read more

  • Gym day

    1/30/2015 9:07:16 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Well I set the time on my alarm last night, but I forget to turn the dang thing on. Oops! I was about 30 minutes late getting to the gym. but that was fine, because Jeremy was too. Neither one of us wanted to wake up this morning it seems.I did lay off the workout a little bit, but I still did 65... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/30/2015 8:32:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! it did not snow as much as it was calling for here, which made my commute yesterday not too bad. today, it is supposed to be very cold outside. i have an errand or two to run before i go to work today. my daughter does not know that mommy got her a few things she likes. ... Read more

  • Relax it's Friday

    1/30/2015 4:11:08 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    Went for a run yesterday at around 8 am. It was 62 degrees Fahrenheit & cloudy. It felt like detox. Worked from home in the morning. ... Read more

  • Another Trivia Night win

    1/29/2015 10:55:46 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Went out for trivia night once again, and our team won... handily. And I did not over eat. Just had a half sandwich and a salad... and lots of water. I skipped the beer tonight because I am still a little under the weather. But not sick enough to stay home. LOL! Jeremy and I made an appoin... Read more

  • the past few days.....

    1/29/2015 9:54:45 PM, by SERENEART

    The past few days, I have been trying to blog, but I have been just caught up in other things. Now it's time to get my beauty sleep. More later. Have a great day! ... Read more

  • Lost FOUR Pounds in 12 Days!

    1/29/2015 9:32:12 AM, by 2BDYNAMIC

    For a while I thought I might receive a "Plateau" Award for Consistency....staying the same day in and day out ........ But that is not the kind of achievement anyone wants, right?.... First, I had to capture that golden visual... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/29/2015 8:44:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    another wonderful day. it is calling for some snow later this afternoon. it may or may not affect my commute home, as it is supposed to snow later this afternoon into the evening. i will dress accordingly when i head to work today. my daughter is doing well in school and says hi. all the birds say h... Read more

  • Be Positive

    1/29/2015 8:04:15 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    Alright - At the party there was portion control. It was buffet but the servers put the selection on your plate. They did not put any huge portions. There was salad, potatoes, lobster, shrimp, lamb chops and grouper. I passed on the potatoes. There was a small lobster tail, 6 shrimps, 2 chops f... Read more

  • Broke the ice

    1/28/2015 6:07:54 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Or rather the ice broke my fall. Bloodied my knees, but other than that everything seems okay. Since that is the first time I have fallen on the ice this Winter I guess I am not doing too bad. Last Winter I slipped and fell on the ice at least 6 times. Sigh. My niece and I have an ongoing joke ... Read more

  • What do you want?

    1/28/2015 8:48:46 AM, by DARKLIGHT31

    As part of my coaching practice, I'm doing a series of articles about figuring out who we are and what we want. I'd love to have some Sparkfriends follow along and give some feedback. The first part of the series focuses on figuring out the roles we play in our lives: melaniepaquette.... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/28/2015 8:44:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm making great progress in both of my online courses this week. the job is going well. my daughter is enjoying school these days. the job,school and being with my daughter take up most of my time these days. that is fine with me. i still keep in touch regularly with my good friend, the one who hel... Read more

  • Grant Me Discipline

    1/28/2015 7:43:41 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    Going to have my locks groomed this morning. My mom, DS and me are going to a 70 birthday party this evening. I'm beginning to mentally prepare for it. First I said to myself you can eat normally today - but lighter. So lunch is salad, 1/2 c of fresh pasta with 1-oz of grated swiss cheese and v... Read more

  • Hungover, but nothing to drink

    1/27/2015 7:44:47 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Last night I went to bed with a wicked headache and woke up in the night to go throw up. That is a first for me. I feel okay today, just a little hungover (and I didn't even drink anything to earn the hangover), and tired. I took the migraine medicine again today when I started to get a bit of a ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/27/2015 8:58:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm still in training for my new job. that is fine with me. i am happy to have a job. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep. i am keeping up the best that i can with the schedule i have now. i manage to get in some exercise every day and i am doing pretty well with my ... Read more

  • Belly Dancing

    1/27/2015 8:14:33 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    It's 62 degrees farenheit. It's cold here. Gotta find my winter woolies - boots, tam and coat and catch this cold snap. Did a belly dance video (s) for exercise yesterday. It was fun physically and mentally - laughing at myself. Cooked fresh pasta - bought it out of the foodstore, i... Read more

  • Gym day... again

    1/26/2015 6:26:59 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I met Jeremy at the gym at 2pm today. I only did 5,15 miles in 51 minutes on the treadmill, but once again I cranked up the incline on the walk intervals. I did 55 minutes on the elliptical then weights. I went a little lighter on the weights today, since I did them yesterday. I will have tomorr... Read more

  • Belated New Year's Post

    1/26/2015 11:29:52 AM, by RUBY_TUESDAY21

    Oh my, where do I even begin? I sort of abandoned ship last year, back-slid like it was my job, and now we are back to square one. That's the bad news. The good news? I can still run 3 miles without taking a break. I know, I was surprised, too. Also, I joined Planet Fitness! ... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/26/2015 9:20:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is well underway. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. another week of work starts for me today. still more to learn. so i will be undergoing more training this week. that is fine with me. i want to know how to do what is needed to be done from m... Read more

  • Monday Jan. 26, 2015

    1/26/2015 6:24:21 AM, by SWEETNEEY

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  • A little bit of this & that

    1/25/2015 8:47:39 PM, by SWEETNEEY

    Saturday - I did not exercise. I picked up my knitting, finished one sleeve and cast on the stitches for the next sleeve. The sweater has been in the making for 2 years. I made the front & back and started the sleeve about 2 years ago and stopped. I don't think I knitted at all last year. So ... Read more

  • Gym day

    1/25/2015 6:14:34 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Jeremy contacted me late last night to set up a gym workout today. As usual I was early and he was late, so I had about a 20 minute head start on him. This works out pretty well, because I do more weights than he does. So, I finish on the treadmill first then go lift weights, while he is finishin... Read more

  • Lost....

    1/25/2015 4:29:10 PM, by SERENEART

    Friday, I saw the nutritionist. It is the first time in several months that I have been on the scale and seen her. So much as gone on over the past several months... but I have made some good strides... not so much with the weight loss but with other things. I figured I had gained weight ... Read more

  • And Sunday

    1/25/2015 3:06:28 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    One of the handiest tools I bought at the restaurant supply store turned out to be one of the ones I initially paid the least attention to. When I was a kid my parents had a small, long spatula (called a burger spatula in the trade) with a serrated side edge. I had hoped to find one of them at ... Read more

  • Saturday

    1/24/2015 10:12:25 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Okay, for the record salt-scrubbing does NOT work at cleaning cast iron. I tried to avoid using water at all but ended up having to anyway because I couldn't get all the salt out by dusting. Keep reminding myself -- most decades-old cast iron has been washed from time to time! I've bought two n... Read more

  • Typical Saturday...

    1/24/2015 6:07:35 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Started the day with an hour walk with the dog, then off to my parents' house to make lunch. Mom had a very pretty eggplant she wanted to use for lunch today, but she didn't want ratatouille (which is my go-to eggplant dish), so instead I sliced it fairly thin, and browned it on the grill, topped i... Read more

  • Trials & Tribulations

    1/24/2015 9:38:55 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    Friday started out with plans to have my son sign on a couple of my bank accounts, take him to soccer and wait for the videographer, pick up my friends and go to a restaurant. Go for a bike ride Saturday morning. Each bank has different rules - so we were able to sign on one but not the othe... Read more

  • I sort of haven't been eating

    1/24/2015 1:35:31 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    Well, of course I've been eating, just not properly. I will go a full workday not eating until dinner, and then it's frequently takeout. I who so love the culinary arts that I'll spend extra time in the produce section just looking at the colors! My kitchen is so stuffed with food, you'd think I'm h... Read more

  • Gym day plus....

    1/23/2015 11:59:17 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I went to the gym in the early afternoon, after lunch. I walked Cooper for an hour in the morning with my niece. I had a light lunch then went off to sweat... a lot. I cut back on the speed a little on the treadmill, but increased the incline significantly. I completed 6.2 miles in 65 minutes, s... Read more

  • Germs, progress and putting myself first

    1/23/2015 8:34:36 PM, by WILDFLOWERMA

    In the interest of perpetuating a blogging habit, I'm putting my thoughts out there in the current form - disjointed, off-balance and possibly tinged with a bit of fever-induced silliness. Bear with me friends . As far as the healthy eating is concerned, the past 3 weeks have bee... Read more

  • Cruisin'

    1/23/2015 1:53:09 PM, by REFFIE1

    I just returned from a Princess Cruise with my husband that was supposed to go from Houston, Texas to Roataan Island, Honduras, Belize and Cozumel. Houston was colder and rainier than Vancouver! We could not get out of the port because of fog and the ship was delayed 14 hours. Because of the del... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/23/2015 9:15:58 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! another week of work will be completed today. i am happy to have a job. my daughter says hi! all the birds say hi,too! haven't made plans yet for the weekend. i will just go with the flow. i like to take it easy after i work a full week. have a terrific day,everyone and... Read more

  • live

    1/23/2015 7:12:34 AM, by SWEETNEEY

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  • No lifting today, but...

    1/22/2015 9:26:16 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    ...My legs work just fine! I went for two runs, walked the dog, used the bike, danced, did some yoga, and stretched the restriction a little by using the rower. But no ST of any kind today. I can get back to it tomorrow. I have an appointment with my brother to go to the gym in the early afterno... Read more

  • Who IS that in the mirror!?!

    1/22/2015 3:11:47 PM, by WHOVIANGIRL23

    Okay, I don't really feel like blogging, but it needs to be said. Back in 2013, I lost 60 pounds. I went from 237 pounds to 178. It's January of 2015 now, and as of yesterday at the doctors office, I've discovered that I'm back smack dab at 237 pounds. Problem? Clearly. I knew I was gain... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/22/2015 10:03:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. i will make sure to get outdoors for a while and enjoy it. my daughter is doing well and says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! off to work in a while. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Fear Not for mighty dread had seized their troubled mind

    1/22/2015 9:04:09 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    I remember when my nephew was 4 years old we were playing a game and each person had to take a turn. For him, he couldn't understand that and he always wanted it to be his turn. I have a plan but I don't want to wait for my turn. I want to accelerate the plan. So I've got to put in some triggers ... Read more

  • Apparently I dodged a cannon ball

    1/22/2015 12:30:59 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    Due to some revisions and adjustments to state Medicaid payments we got a payment statement of over 1,000 pages, and I was looking at having to hand post all of it. Given that each page is 25 line items, so that would be 25,000 individual posts. This morning my boss took the report away and said she... Read more

  • Active day

    1/21/2015 6:46:26 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    The day started early... well, early for me. Jeremy wanted to meet at the gym an hour earlier than usual so he would have time to get some work done between going to the gym and going to the doctor in the afternoon. I don't like getting up in the dark, especially when it is cold out. It was about... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/21/2015 9:13:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    another day of work. my daughter sends hugs to all. all the birds are doing well. I am doing alright and keeping up with my exercise, healthy eating choices. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Desires

    1/21/2015 8:29:20 AM, by DARKLIGHT31

    So I've decided to give Sparkpeople another go. Although I've never really left -- I've been keeping up with sparkfriends' blogs. But I haven't been logging in and tracking. I no longer track food intake or weigh myself. I no longer track exercise minutes, other than the sync that happens from m... Read more

  • Healthy Eating Still Going Well and Lost Some Weight

    1/21/2015 8:26:22 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    Watch, The doctor is going to say something, or not. The eating has been going well, but I still can't reach a reasonable caloric range. I actually lost some weight, which may not be the worst thing because my back really bothers me now. That doesn't mean the baby is not growing. A... Read more

  • The Oscar Goes to....

    1/21/2015 8:25:03 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    Went for a run last night - Felt very sluggish and I did finish the route 2mins slower than the week before. Interestingly, I did a negative split . It was the heading out that was slower than the week before. After running, I hula hooped and I was doing it really good with hoop... Read more

  • Listen... Happy New Year!

    1/20/2015 9:47:11 PM, by BTWIMKEE

    Let's not focus on it being the 20th I am just posting this. Let's forget that the last time I posted anything was in July. Let's overlook that the last update was around Thanksgiving. Let us all focus on the fact tha... Read more

  • New doctor

    1/20/2015 6:01:55 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Had my appointment with my new GP today (my old one left the practice, so I just got assigned to a different doc), and she seems a bit disorganized... and very pregnant. I had to schedule my annual checkup around her maternity leave. Not that I am complaining about her taking maternity leave... I ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/20/2015 11:07:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    i made it through a week of work. i am now into my second week of work. so far, i am really enjoying it. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • You Could Be Your BEST Advocate

    1/20/2015 9:19:55 AM, by 2BDYNAMIC

    You've been there. So have I countless times. Searching through the maze sniffing out perfumes to find that 'just right' scent. However, after spraying fr... Read more

  • Time

    1/20/2015 6:29:13 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    Didn't exercise yesterday. I worked late. Have a meeting in the morning - the dreaded meeting. Had some bomb news as well as some fireworks news. Took some action on my professional goals. Time time time- everything in time. ... Read more

  • Gym day...

    1/19/2015 5:26:18 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Up early and off to the gym this morning. I did 7.62 miles in 65 minutes on the treadmill, 30 minutes on the elliptical and weights. Then we went to breakfast. I got my usual steel cut oats. Since I burned over 800 calories with cardio alone I needed the calories. I actually got a little light ... Read more

  • Monday holiday

    1/19/2015 1:35:14 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Another cold wet day, but at least I don't have to go to work today. I did use one of the new pans this morning. I beat eggs in it to make French toast, which I had with some sausages. I'm knitting and resting my still-achy legs. I'm trying YET AGAIN to start a lace stole that I have five... Read more

  • Positive

    1/19/2015 7:35:32 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    I steamed some vegetables last night - I was preparing my lunch for today. I actually decided to snack on them last night - Beck says give yourself credit for this - I list this as a minor miracle. I thought Seattle was going to lose - so I got up and put on my headphones and started dancing... Read more

  • Relaxed day...

    1/18/2015 6:50:52 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Had a relaxed day with the pup. He didn't want to walk until noon, so I sat and read until he got out of bed. I did hop on the bike for a while, but I didn't do much else. I made an appointment to meet my brother at the gym in the morning... early. So, I better get to bed early tonight, so I hav... Read more

  • Sunday sleepies

    1/18/2015 5:45:01 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm not going anywhere today. I'm sleepy and my legs hurt. I'm slowly doing a few tasks but mostly just resting. I'm going to try to go to the computer store and the pharmacy tomorrow. I don't know if they're closed for the holiday or not. I thought about the breakfast I had yesterday. It occur... Read more

  • Where's the sandwich?

    1/18/2015 3:51:04 PM, by SERENEART

    The sandwich is open faced and covered in two large leafs of green leaf lettuce. Applewood ham, light mayo on the one slice of bread, some pickles and light provolone. The chips are those pop chips, veggie (tuscan herb). The... Read more

  • Gilligan's Island

    1/18/2015 6:50:19 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    I felt like the Gilligan's Isle charter. Went out for a long run - 12miles I thought 2;50. So put down the water and headed out on the route. On the return there was a slight detour and I thought I knew how to get to the street I wanted to. We'll the streets in this subdivision are really strang... Read more

  • Fun and excitement

    1/17/2015 9:26:47 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I had my usual Saturday morning, with a walk with Cooper and the short drive out to my parents' house, where I cooked lunch. Today we had roast chicken, brown rice, stir fried brussells sprouts, mushrooms, and onions, apple sauce, and cranberry sauce. It came out really well. The chicken was so t... Read more

  • Sunny Saturday..

    1/17/2015 7:05:17 PM, by SERENEART

    Today, I caught up with an old friend. We went out to eat. While I had eaten a while earlier... when I was there all I could think about was the food and how I wanted to binge....and binge after. I couldn't bring myself to take a doggie bag home so I ate the restaurant portion. After lunch, I he... Read more

  • Cold wet weekend

    1/17/2015 6:22:18 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Getting more done than I usually do but less than I'd hoped to. Yesterday I went to the DMV and FINALLY got my tag fixed. I figured that since it was a workday it wouldn't be crowded. I got there at a quarter after two and didn't get out until a quarter to five! I just picked up some KFC on the wa... Read more

  • Share a hoop

    1/17/2015 6:04:22 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    Exercised Thursday evening. I went to a park and ran skipped and hula. While I was hula hooping, some kids came to watch. So I gave them the hula hoop. Hopefuly I've passed on the gift of fitness and fun. Just a disclaimer I'm only improving at hula hooping, still not up to minute. Read more

  • Resolutions.....

    1/16/2015 10:29:27 PM, by SERENEART

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  • Gym day...

    1/16/2015 8:59:41 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I was up and out early this morning to meet my brother at the gym. I sure worked hard. I was still working the weights when Jeremy left to go to work. I am still at 270 for squats on the leg press machine. We did not have time to go for our usual breakfast this morning, because he has actual pai... Read more

  • An unpleasant reality check

    1/16/2015 8:56:02 PM, by JITZUROE

    My mom called this morning and cancelled her trip out to see me. Yesterday she had called to tell me how much she was looking forward to seeing me, how she wanted to just spend time with me, even if just in silence (if Ethel was being mean and my pain was high). Guess I should cancel the hotel ... Read more

  • A truth to ponder!

    1/16/2015 7:52:08 PM, by IMAVISION

    Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, & persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laz... Read more

  • How to Stop Shaming and Start Loving Yourself

    1/16/2015 11:44:33 AM, by TAYGRL

    This totally resonated with me today. I especially liked this quote from the blog: "Unfortunate choices, bad hair days, saying too much, saying too little, getting jealous, and losing things are all part of what makes you gloriously human. Your mishaps are what make you relatable and loveable."... Read more

  • Well, okay...

    1/15/2015 9:36:40 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Today a coworker came to my desk. She wanted me to transfer a payment from one invoice to another (a skill my entire department is supposed to have mastered). I can transfer a payment in my sleep. Just one little problem. She didn't know the invoice number the payment needed to be transferred to, or... Read more

  • Quick check in

    1/15/2015 5:47:37 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Calm day for me and the pup. Got some house cleaning accomplished, got in some exercise. Ate pretty healthy (a little too much sodium), and otherwise had a nice day. I wish they could all be this stress free. Gym tomorrow.... Read more

  • You Don't Know What You've Got Til It's Gone

    1/15/2015 9:19:18 AM, by 2BDYNAMIC

    You ask if I miss my Rolls Royce or my Bentley? .... Um ........ well .... No I guess I don't miss them at all. It's hard to miss something I never had. For that matter, I don't really miss something until it's gone......... Li... Read more

  • Relax

    1/15/2015 5:02:24 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    i'm going to exoeriment with relaxing. Wile i go through this patch. Thanks for the support - the lucky number must be the key ... Read more

  • So this happened today...

    1/15/2015 1:17:24 AM, by TAYGRL

    I came to the realization as I was leaving the gym that food missteps are inevitable and that it does me no good to berate myself once one (or more) has occurred. It's certainly not the end of the world and every minute afterward is an opportunity to do better so that's what I did. My main goal this... Read more

  • Is it even possible?

    1/14/2015 9:41:31 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I've got a four-day weekend this week. Our office gets Monday off, and my boss just approved my personal holiday on Friday. Friday I'm going to the DMV and finally fixing my years-out-of-date registration tag. So I'll FINALLY be able to drive without holding my breath every time I see a police ... Read more

  • Odds and ends... and a miracle

    1/14/2015 7:01:04 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I could not get my butt out of bed this morning, so I didn't get to the gym. Instead I did 5 miles with Leslie Sansone, then walked the dog for over an hour, before heading out to my parents' house to drop off the dog for the afternoon. I had my neurologist appointment today. Turns out my MRI, MR... Read more

  • Need a Pep Talk

    1/14/2015 6:53:56 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    I've been feeling subdued. Real wishing I could hit the lottery and spend time devouting my energies to exercise and eating right. More me time less other people time. I've not loggd food, plan meals since Friday. My exercising has been sporadic at best it's not been according to the plan. I di... Read more

  • Go me!

    1/13/2015 9:57:47 PM, by WILDFLOWERMA

    Feeling good tonight - proud of myself really. It's been almost two weeks of focusing on making small changes and incorporating wellness into my every day life. I started on New Year's Day, but nearly sabotaged myself before I even got started. I made it the full day and started having intense cr... Read more

  • Focus on nutrition

    1/13/2015 9:05:13 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    So, after yesterday's discouraging results I decided to focus on nutrition. Or rather refocus on nutrition. I got out the measuring cups and spoons. Dusted off the food scale. Just generally made it easier to stick to my portions. Then I thought about my food choices lately. In the last week m... Read more

  • a quote for today 1/13

    1/13/2015 8:16:31 PM, by SERENEART

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  • Years can pass, but when you hear that voice, your memories awaken.

    1/13/2015 1:07:49 PM, by JITZUROE

    Honestly I am looking back at the past few days and feel I've binged on each one of them. This is a weird place to be emotionally. Verrrrry long story short: mom left when I was young. Few sightings of her, then gone. I haven't seen her in 15+ years. Then BOOM she contacted me last week and annou... Read more

  • Another Snow Day for the Visions!

    1/13/2015 11:21:01 AM, by IMAVISION

    Dear Fellow "Sparkers", Good Morning from the shadow of the Rockies here in Colorado! I hadnít expected to be sharing again so soon; however, as this is anoth... Read more

  • shine

    1/13/2015 6:35:17 AM, by SWEETNEEY

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  • Finally, a good Sunday

    1/12/2015 10:23:14 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Yesterday I had a visit from my nieces Sam and Leslie (my late sister's middle and youngest daughters, respectively) and Sam's boyfriend Jonathan. I thought I was supposed to wait on them, but they wouldn't let me do a thing! The girls even hand-washed the dishes, although I have a dishwasher. Not o... Read more

  • Gratitude for 1/12/15

    1/12/2015 9:07:37 PM, by SERENEART

    Here are a few things I am grateful for today. - my knee didn't bother me that much today. - at lunch I went and climbed a few flights of stairs - walked Kyle (although it is freeezzzing) so it was short - my eyes - a nice warm blanket to cozy up under - did not do my behavior =... Read more

  • Snow Day for the Visions!

    1/12/2015 2:30:30 PM, by IMAVISION

    Dear Fellow "Sparkers", Over the past few months, several Sister/Friends here in "Sparkville" have suggested that I save time & energy by blogging my sharing... Read more

  • A little frustrated and discouraged

    1/12/2015 1:48:30 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I had my fitness profile review at the gym today, and the results were discouraging. My body fat % has gone up, and my cardiac recovery rate has not improved. It frustrates me to work this hard, and not get the results I think I ought to get. My food choices have not been as healthy as they were ... Read more

  • Have a Great Week!

    1/12/2015 11:46:40 AM, by RIDMYCOCOON

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  • Nice Family Day

    1/12/2015 6:56:36 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    Went out for a run yesterday around 9 a.m. I needed to work out some tension. It was great to get out. Then my brother and his wife with their 2 kids, who are visiting, came by. They went swimming while I cooked lunch and got thing ready to watch the football game. My other niece came up later.... Read more

  • And again...

    1/11/2015 9:40:10 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Went for an evening snow shoe hike with my brother. We set a brisk pace and maintained it up and down hills and around deadfalls in the woods. We think we spotted a barred owl's nest. We will have to go out one night and see if we can spot the owl. We did that last Winter, and got a good look at... Read more

  • How have I done today...

    1/11/2015 9:23:52 PM, by SERENEART

    not so great. I am hanging in... and saw this quote. ... Read more

  • it's sunday

    1/11/2015 3:04:44 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm getting what i need ready for work this week, today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say hello,hello. a catch up day for me. i may not be on sparkpeople as much this week. i will try to be on a few times. i will see how my work day goes each day and go from there. my good friend is helping... Read more

  • Enough said

    1/11/2015 5:55:13 AM, by SWEETNEEY

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  • Keeping on the path

    1/10/2015 11:36:11 PM, by REFFIE1

    I am feeling good about some progress I made today. I am on my way to a Caribbean cruise that leaves from Houston, Texas. On the plane down to Houston I brought my own healthy food to eat in the airport and on the plane. Tonight, in our hotel they had a very delicious sounding Tex-Mex menu that seem... Read more

  • Keeping on the path

    1/10/2015 9:04:08 PM, by REFFIE1

    I am feeling good about some progress I made today. I am on my way to a Caribbean cruise that leaves from Houston, Texas. On the plane down to Houston I brought my own healthy food to eat in the airport and on the plane. Tonight, in our hotel they had a very delicious sounding Tex-Mex menu that seem... Read more

  • Keeping on the path

    1/10/2015 8:55:14 PM, by REFFIE1

    I am feeling good about some progress I made today. I am on my way to a Caribbean cruise that leaves from Houston, Texas. On the plane down to Houston I brought my own healthy food to eat in the airport and on the plane. Tonight, in our hotel they had a very delicious sounding Tex-Mex menu that seem... Read more

  • Went snow shoeing

    1/10/2015 7:57:17 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    The high today was at most 15 degrees, but the sun was out, so Jeremy and I went snow shoeing after lunch. It was so beautiful in the woods. I was breaking trail, so I had these wide views of pristine snow spread out in front of me. And we crested one hill and there was Lake Erie in the distance ... Read more

  • Be My Friend....

    1/10/2015 4:49:05 PM, by SERENEART

    Be My Friend.... It goes along with my only New Years Resolution. Be kinder to myself. I need to work at being a good friend to myself. I know I have been away from Spark for a long time. I feel most of the time pulled in so many directions or I just feel bad because I have been struggling that ... Read more

  • My dis-connect with the scale.

    1/10/2015 10:43:32 AM, by LIFEISPURRFECT

    You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance. Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how ... Read more

  • Restless Me Syndrome

    1/10/2015 6:46:04 AM, by SWEETNEEY

    At the seminar yesterday Ate all the vegetables and 1/4 of the fish. Played the Water-Speaker game. For each speaker I had a glass of water. Got up to 6 glasses before the seminar ended. Didn't get to walk to the seminar because I ran late. Came home and went to bed. Saturday will be bed day. ... Read more

  • Gym day plus.... my crazy dog!

    1/9/2015 5:23:02 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Got up early to go to the gym, and it was white out conditions, so we waited half an hour. The snow stopped... mostly. Still cold and windy, but with layers the walk to the gym was accomplished in comfort. I really cranked up the cardio today. I did intervals on the treadmill, alternating speed ... Read more

  • My week in review

    1/9/2015 3:39:48 PM, by WINTERRAIN

    I have successfully tracked all of my food for exactly one week. This is a big feat for me because I normally will track up until dinner, then I'm done. I religiously tracked every single thing I ate, and if I couldn't track it...I didn't eat it. What did I learn? Well I felt better, physi... Read more