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  • gained 14 pounds this year, ouch

    11/23/2014 7:35:48 PM, by KATIEEMMA1

    2014..........has not been such a good year for weight.........I bought new more accurate scales and they tell me the same as at the doctors surgery..........i'm 114 kgs / 253 pounds..........heavier than last year by 14 pounds..... what will I do now I ask myself?.......... 1) NO edible ... Read more

  • Coconut Oil Fudge

    11/23/2014 10:24:19 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily! It is a beautiful day here on the farm and today we need to add a little "MODERATION" to the list of chores! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 cup coconut oil 1/3 cup coconut milk 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa 1/3 cup honey 1 tsp. almond extract pinch of sea salt ... Read more

  • Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

    11/22/2014 5:01:52 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily! Sorry that I have not got this recipe blog done earlier but I bought a new laptop and I have been setting it up and getting it going and I will be until the wee hours! So, come on in and take a peek as to what I have for you all today! Ingredients~ 2 Chicken breast... Read more

  • Pumpkin Squares

    11/21/2014 11:15:37 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily! Can you believe that it is Friday already? Where has the week gone! Well anyway, come on in and take a look at what I have for you today! Ingredients~ 1 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 c. quick oats 1/2 c. butter 1/2 c. light brown sugar Directions~ Mix... Read more

  • Sausage Potato Bake

    11/20/2014 11:09:10 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily! Let's have brunch! Take a look at what I have for you! Ingredients~ 1 pkg of smoked sausage, sliced into rounds 1 large onion, peeled and chopped 5 large potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1/2 inch cubes olive oil fine sea salt freshly ground black pepper ... Read more

  • Cinnamon And White Chocolate Chip Cookies

    11/19/2014 9:38:04 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily! It is a beautiful day today and I know that you are waiting eagerly for this recipe so here it is! Just for you! Take a peek! "MODERATION" people! "MODERATION"! Ingredients~ 1/2 c. butter (softened) 1/2 c. sugar 1/2 c. packed light brown sugar 1 large egg (ro... Read more

  • Apple Cobbler Cupcakes With Pumpkin Pie Frosting

    11/18/2014 10:15:49 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily! As we gear up for the holidays you are probably looking for that perfect treat to share with your family and friends am I right? Yes? Well then, come right in and take a peek at what I have for you! Ingredients~ 1 1/2 c. flour 1 1/4 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. ... Read more

  • Apricot Glazed Pork Tenderloin

    11/17/2014 9:52:50 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily! It is time once again to bring to you some yummy goodness! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 pork tenderloins (about 12 oz each), trimmed of excess fat 1 Tbsp. olive oil coarse salt and ground pepper 1 jar (10-12 oz) apricot jam (about 1 Cup) 1/4 C. spicy brown m... Read more

  • A Bunch Of Crunch

    11/16/2014 10:11:25 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily! I want to warn you here that the name of the game is 'MODERATION'! So go ahead and make a bunch and enjoy! In moderation that is! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 package (any size) cornflkes 1 package (any size) oven-toasted rice cereal 2 cups flaked coconut 1 ... Read more

  • Fresh Peach Preserves

    11/15/2014 9:57:40 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily! Here is a yummy topping for a fresh bagel or fresh baked bread right out of the oven! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 5 cups well mashed peaches 1 cup crushed pineapple (with juice) 10-15 chopped Maraschino cherries 1 tsp. Fruit Fresh 2 pkgs. Sure-Gel 1 Tbsp. lem... Read more

  • Savory Mushroom Sage Stuffing

    11/14/2014 1:56:53 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily! Can you believe the holidays are just around the corner? Well, they are and I have a great way for you all to get into the holiday mood! Why yes I do! Take a look at this! Ingredients~ 14-16 slices hearty white bread (I use Grandma Sycamore's white bread) 2 st... Read more

  • Squash Casserole

    11/13/2014 10:59:10 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily! Are you in for a healthy and yummy meal for your family? Well then come right on in and take a peek! Ingredients~ 10 or so small to medium squash 2 medium onions, chopped Saltine cracker crumbs, bread crumbs or cornmeal 2 or 3 beaten eggs (depending on size of s... Read more

  • Wild Rice And Oat Bran Bread

    11/12/2014 10:18:59 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily! I thought that I would give you a healthy treat! I love to have toast in the morning and this bread is a perfect choice! So go ahead and bake a loaf and enjoy! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 1/2 cup(s) flour, bread 1 package(s) active dry yeast 1 cup(s) milk, fat-fre... Read more

  • Things are getting better

    11/12/2014 3:53:00 PM, by CRYSTALENG74

    Working on lifestyles changes finally got hubby and kiddo on board and they are making some lifestyle changes too. I am finally getting to where I am making the changes and keeping up with them. My wonderful husband is finally not needing chemo shots to boost his immune now three weeks without ... Read more

  • 1/2 And 1/2 Bread

    11/12/2014 11:44:35 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily! I see that you are wondering what 1/2 and 1/2 bread is am I right? Well then, come right in to my kitchen and grab ya a slice right from my oven! Take a look! Ingredients~ 6 Cups Whole Wheat Flour 6 Cups Luke Warm Water 2 Tbsp. Yeast 1/2 Cup Olive Oil 1/2 Cup ... Read more

  • Terrible Southwest Airlines experience

    11/11/2014 4:36:07 PM, by DRTOVAH

    I travel frequently and Southwest use to be my one of my top picks. When I went home, I encountered a horrible policy. I got to the airport very early. I had planned to do work waiting. I find out that my flight was going to be so late that my connecting flight would be leaving before my first... Read more

  • Roasted Broccoli And Cheddar Soup

    11/11/2014 11:06:47 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily! I just wanted to come in here and let you all know that the soups on and you all are invited to my table at 6:pm sharp! I hope that you enjoy this family favorite! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 large bunch of broccoli, cut into florets 1 Tbsp. oil 1 medium onion, ... Read more

  • ABOUT MY WEIGHT LOSE

    11/11/2014 12:01:36 AM, by JOHNSRSGIRL

    Well i have lost another 4 lbs. I haven't felt this good in a long time.... Read more

  • Healthy Chili For Your Neck Of The Woods!

    11/10/2014 5:24:54 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily! Is it chili weather in your neck of the woods? No, I mean is it time to fix a big'ol pot of chili? Well then come right in and grab yourself my recipe and enjoy! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 pound dry white beans, rinsed and picked over 4 (14-oz. each) cans of chic... Read more

  • Pumpkin Bread

    11/9/2014 10:23:17 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello to all my sparkfamily! I am so glad to have my internet up and running like normal! I have been here on spark everyday but not on my computer but by way of my kindle for the last six months!! And now that I am on my computer, I will hopefully make all of you as happy as pumpkin pie! And speaki... Read more

  • Going home for the weekend

    11/7/2014 7:32:38 AM, by DRTOVAH

    I still have a lot of work to do closing up the apt. Here's what I did accomplish this week: Packed up my suitcases very tightly. Partially packed up suitcases for the next trip. Tossed out a lot of trash, took some of the bigger items to the basement. Mostly boxed up books to ship back nex... Read more

  • Glutes Month

    11/2/2014 10:27:29 PM, by I_CAN_AMY

    I have decided to focus on glutes this month because I need them to run up hills. I aim for two days of lower body ST every week, one hill run, and one bike x-train day. In the gym, I am doing: -deadlifts (60lb) -squats (60lb) -pliate squat (20lb) -Good Mornings (50lb) -Single-leg deadlif... Read more

  • Decluttering and packing

    11/2/2014 4:51:59 PM, by DRTOVAH

    I am back in NYC for several days to close out this apartment before the month is up. For much of the morning I was tossing obvious trash--things I obviously won't be packing up with me and sorting the things I definitely want to pack and take back. I'm mostly packing up clothes and shoes at this po... Read more

  • Getting ready for the next trip

    10/30/2014 12:57:23 PM, by DRTOVAH

    I've heading to NYC over the weekend. Originally for a week, but due to the work laptop issue, it will probably just a few days with a second trip about a week later. I need to crisis clean and pack a few suitcases of clothes and whatever else I want to keep and can fit in. Goal is to get the two be... Read more

  • 1800 miles - yay!

    10/29/2014 4:38:27 PM, by DRTOVAH

    Just a short post as I'm having time consuming tech issues, more on that later. I just saw I got 1800 miles in with Fitbit and Spark. Yay me! A little quicker than I thought it would happen. I don't think I'll get more than my morning walk in. I need to ship back my work laptop. So I am st... Read more

  • A couple more Fitbit milestones

    10/28/2014 8:25:52 PM, by DRTOVAH

    According to Fitbit, I did just over 31.5K steps today. I took 2 long walks, one at the start and end of my day, walked over to lunch, and a couple of short laps around the complex when I was on the phone. The number I'm really happy over is 74 very active minutes. I've been wanting those '... Read more

  • Breathing Deep

    10/27/2014 10:19:05 AM, by DRTOVAH

    A recent aha moment. I've always been a shallow breather. Inhale and exhale, up, down. A deep breath would be breathing more air faster, up and down. Like turning on a faucet then turning it up for more water. I think a large part of it is due to posture. In order to hide the too much tummy I'v... Read more