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  • Finally Friday

    10/24/2014 6:58:41 AM, by DGFOWLER

    It's finally Friday. I didn't think the week would ever end. I have been orientating new staff all week. That can be very draining and if you have ever done it than you know what I'm talking about. You have to find ways to re... Read more

  • Positivity vs Negativity

    10/23/2014 7:03:26 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Positivity ~ confident in opinion or assertion; fully assured Negativity ~ characterized by the absence of distinguishing or marked qualities or features; lacking positive attributes ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ~~~~ Now I d... Read more

  • Willing vs Unwilling Partnership

    10/22/2014 6:46:25 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Are you a willing or an unwilling partner in your healthy life change journey? Willing of course meaning you are 100% in or unwilling meaning you are laxed even in the slightest? I'd say honestly I'm an unwilling partner. ... Read more

  • Another day in paradise

    10/21/2014 7:04:21 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Paradise ~ a state of supreme happiness; bliss. Is that where you are at in your life? We can choose this you know what I mean? We choose daily how we are going to live today. Make the best choice possible for you and wher... Read more

  • Assignment Three-Simple Ideas For Healthy Living:Overcoming Stress

    10/20/2014 12:03:12 PM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    Assignment Three Simple Ideas for Healthy Living: Overcoming Stress Please read the pages for Overcoming Stress in your book if you have one. What is Stress? Stress is our response to physical or emotional strain, such as overwork or too much worry. Our body responds to challenges by producin... Read more

  • Rainy Monday

    10/20/2014 7:22:45 AM, by DGFOWLER

    I was at my mom's yesterday as in every Sunday for the past 10 years+ and I played with her beautiful cat Jingles. He's completely blind, a stray and they have had him for the past 5 years or so. This morning I get the followin... Read more

  • Getting myself back together

    10/19/2014 5:37:43 PM, by TERRY0217

    As you all know, I've had a rough time of things lately...lost a part time job..hours decreased in my full time job...my daughter had surgery...whew! Well...my daughters surgery went fine...I stayed with her a few days. and, took her out for awhile on Friday...I'm taking a drug test tomorrow for a... Read more

  • My daughter..spot on

    10/19/2014 8:54:22 AM, by DGFOWLER

    My daughter works at a Best Western Hotel in our local area. This is a conversation she had with a guest this morning: Wow... just had a 'guest' tell me I'm beautiful but "you'd be so much prettier if you lost weight" and I... Read more

  • Thank you for your condolences

    10/18/2014 8:35:34 PM, by DGFOWLER

    I wanted to say a special thank you to everyone who commented about my loss on Thursday of my beloved Scoobie. There will never be another dog that will take his place.. he was so very special to me and I miss him being here with... Read more

  • Assignment Two:Letting others help you succeed from the Simple Ideas For Healthy Living team.

    10/17/2014 3:57:11 PM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    Assignment Two: Letting others help you succeed. Read pages 14-16 if you have the book. If not just answer the questions. SIMPLE IDEAS FOR HEALTHY LIVING Excerpt from the book- It's important to find people who can help you achieve and maintain your goals and then get them involved to provid... Read more

  • Finally Friday

    10/17/2014 6:59:22 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Yesterday was a very hard day for me. I came home from work. Evidently my dog Scoobie had a seizure. He didn't come out of this one. I took him to the vet and unfortunately he didn't make it. He was a good dog.. three-legged an... Read more

  • SIMPLE IDEAS FOR HEALTHY LIVING- New team is up and running and you're invited!

    10/16/2014 8:19:30 PM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    DO TOPICS LIKE THESE SOUND INTERESTING TO YOU? The challenge to change. Letting others help you succeed. Overcoming stress. How to H.A.L.T.defeat. Relapse prevention. IF SO THIS IS THE TEAM FOR YOU! (and these are only the topics from Section One!) We will cover each topic in se... Read more

  • Simple Ideas for Healthy Living-Assignment 1 Section 1: The Challenge to Change

    10/16/2014 11:15:16 AM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    Assignment One-Section One: The Challenge to Change Excerpt: Change is never easy. In fact, most people who are successful in changing a lifestyle habit make several attempts before reaching their goal. The main thing is to keep trying: if you really want to change, you can do it. Note: if you... Read more

  • Some thought provoking October fun for all!

    10/16/2014 10:03:20 AM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    Thought some of you might enjoy some thought provoking fun today! There are questions and info at the end of the poem. Enjoy! October's Bright Blue Weather by Helen Hunt Jackson O sun and skies and clouds of June And flowers of June together, Ye cannot rival for one hour October's ... Read more

  • Tis Thursday..yes it is!

    10/16/2014 7:02:29 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Another week has almost come and gone. Have you accomplished all of your goals? I know I have not...and I'm willing to admit it but that doesn't mean I have to admit defeat. No-sir-ree. I'm not ever going to do that. You kno... Read more

  • Excerpt: Viruses-what you need to know.

    10/15/2014 7:22:36 PM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    This was in a newsletter I sibscribe to and it has some information that some of you may be interested in so I shared a portion of it below. I don't personally agree with everything listed but there are some very healthy tips. Take what you want from it. QUINTESSENTIAL HEALING NEWSLETTER VIRU... Read more

  • Wake-up Kinda Wednesday

    10/15/2014 6:55:42 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Wake up don't you go to sleep Someone needs exercise and it might be.. Wake up...don't you go to sleep on me.... Wake up...it's been too long exercise to a brand new song wake up...don't you go to sleep on me... That'... Read more

  • Tuesday, Tuesday

    10/14/2014 7:16:34 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Tuesday, Tuesday...kinda like Monday, Monday.... Who remembers that song? by the Mamas and the Papas? Monday, Monday, so good to me Monday mornin´, it was all I hoped it would be Oh Monday mornin´, Monday morn... Read more

  • A tired Monday...

    10/13/2014 7:07:16 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Sometimes there's never a right time Not a good day. Not a good night. Barely slept at all and I have to go to work today. I'm hoping things get better soon because I don't think I can take much more of this. ... Read more

  • Baby Fat

    10/11/2014 9:51:48 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Good morning Sparkers.. I was reading the following article "Bouncing Back into Shape after Baby" here on SP, you can read it here www.sparkpeople.com/reso
    urce/fitness_articles.asp?
    id=540 I tell ya what..I sure w... Read more

  • It just isn't worth it

    10/10/2014 9:04:24 AM, by NOWYOUDIDIT

    We just returned from 8 weeks in northern MN at the lake. I tried to post a picture, but it says the file is too big? I thought SP adjusted the size for uploading?? At the lake we do everything the hard way- we "camp" except our shelters are 2 garage buildings and a 5th wheel. It's a lot of p... Read more

  • It's just a Thursday Kinda Day

    10/9/2014 7:07:57 AM, by DGFOWLER

    It surely is a Thursday.. one day closer to the weekend. This weekend I'll be going to a Fall Harvest Party at one of our band members homes. It's always a fun time and they are actually having another band play so it will be n... Read more

  • What about today?

    10/8/2014 7:19:20 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Good morning everyone.. What are your plans for the day? Mine are working, coming home and exercising than visiting mom in the hospital. She's been there now for 8 days. Hoping she can come home soon. Did anyone watch the... Read more

  • What's all the flap about the pancakes?

    10/7/2014 7:06:15 AM, by DGFOWLER

    If you don't know me by now you know that I read quite a bit. This morning I came across the following article "Pancake flap: 'Aunt Jemima' heirs seek dough." It sounds like this family has some valid points. Plus this history ... Read more

  • Sunday Blessings

    10/5/2014 9:18:36 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Have a great Sunday everyone ~ Donna... Read more

  • Understanding the Risks of Ebola, and What ‘Direct Contact’ Means

    10/3/2014 6:47:21 AM, by DGFOWLER

    This is a wonderful article. If you were wondering about signs and symptoms and want a clearer understanding than this article is for you. I would rather people have a clear understanding than guess work. I believe this article s... Read more

  • Exercise Keeps Your Mind Sharp

    10/2/2014 7:01:06 AM, by DGFOWLER

    I was reading this little article this morning at SP www.sparkpeople.com/reso
    urce/fitness_articles.asp?
    id=644 And of course you know me.. I was thinking to myself, self.... "If exercise keeps my mind sharp I ... Read more

  • ...13 Weeks til Christmas - 1 week down

    10/1/2014 9:50:34 AM, by A_BIT_AT_A_TIME

    My 13 week countdown started not too bad. I got my steps in every day except one (I was dizzy). I didn't quite lose 2.5 pounds - but 2 pounds will do. Although I got a new scale and now I've gained almost 2 pounds overnight. I've... Read more

  • Please pray

    10/1/2014 7:36:11 AM, by TERRY0217

    Please say a prayer. ..I have a job interview tomorrow. . Thank you... Read more

  • It's a wacky kinda Wednesday

    10/1/2014 7:13:44 AM, by DGFOWLER

    I got a call yesterday evening around 8:30pm. My sister Gerri was taking mom to the hospital for a fever of 101. Mom's is usually around 97 so that's a bit of a fever for her. So say a prayer for her if you would please? I'm ... Read more

  • Making exercise fun...

    9/30/2014 6:45:12 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Do you all know you can make your own exercise groupings? Mine look something like this.. Each grouping of course has exercise attached to it, but the nam... Read more

  • And In The Slip Of A Foot...

    9/29/2014 7:07:30 PM, by KEEGSMOM1

    That Saturday morning in July of this year started out like any other rainy, muddy morning. I had no idea that my life was about to drastically change. But as I walked along the wet mushy ground, wearing a pair of rubber sandals that I had failed to fasten, my foot suddenly sank into the mud and sto... Read more

  • Happy Monday

    9/29/2014 7:26:06 AM, by DGFOWLER

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  • What talents do you possess?

    9/28/2014 9:03:01 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. ~ Henry Van Dyke Henry sure had the right idea didn't he? How many talents do you possess that lie dormant? Why are yo... Read more

  • ARE YOU STILL IN PRISON? DO YOU WANT TO GO BACK???

    9/27/2014 11:25:32 PM, by SINGINGLADY47

    Discharged From Prison(By Max Lucado /UpWords.com) Have you ever heard of a discharged prisoner who wanted to stay? Nor have I. When the doors open, prisoners leave! The thought of a person preferring jail over freedom doesn’t compute. Once the penalty is paid, why live under bondage? You are d... Read more

  • How women feel about themselves vs how others do.

    9/27/2014 10:37:44 AM, by DGFOWLER

    I want to share something with all of you. It is how women perceive themselves vs how their family and friends see themselves. I don't know about any of you but I had to have my Kleenexes handy. You can view the video on the f... Read more

  • The Best Yes - book study group?

    9/26/2014 4:22:12 PM, by A_BIT_AT_A_TIME

    If anyone is interested in going through the book "The Best Yes" by Lysa TerKeurst as a group here on SP, let me know (or join the team I set up) The online study started this week but the online small groups are full - we could have our own small group if anyone is interested. w... Read more

  • That time of the week again

    9/26/2014 6:59:34 AM, by DGFOWLER

    I believe I say it every Friday and I'll say it again today. I'm glad it is Friday. I went to the docs Tuesday. They want to put me on Blood Pressure medicine. I've never had a problem with it before. She gave me the line... Read more

  • THE LOVE OF GOD! SO RICH AND PURE.

    9/25/2014 11:50:47 AM, by SINGINGLADY47

    Every Spiritual Blessing(By Max Lucado/UpWords.com) You possess (get this!) every spiritual blessing possible. Ephesians 1:3 promises that “in Christ, God has given us every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms.” This is the gift offered to the lowliest sinner on earth. Who could make such... Read more

  • What works for one may not work for another

    9/25/2014 6:45:58 AM, by DGFOWLER

    I ran across a really good article on MSN yesterday. You can view it here healthyliving.msn.com/we
    ight-loss/11-scientificall
    y-proven-ways-to-avoid-wei
    ght-gain#1 The article is about 11 scientifically proven ways to avoid weight gain. They are good facts. Ma... Read more