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  • Taking a little break

    9/17/2014 8:47:31 PM, by TERRY0217

    I just wanted to let my dear friends know, that, I'll be taking a break from Spark for awhile...I just feel overwhelmed by life right now... My daughter learned that she has several gall stones (causing her major discomfort) and will have to have her gall bladder removed soon...she will have her c... Read more

  • Coach Nicole's Lying Straight-Leg Lowers

    9/17/2014 6:48:02 AM, by DGFOWLER

    picture is the property of SP) So....I'm reading away at my SP emails this morning and I'm watching Coach Nicole bust a move on Lying Straight-Leg Lowers. Now I must say her form is awesome but I have to tell you about mine too... Read more

  • What's on your mind this morning?

    9/16/2014 6:45:34 AM, by DGFOWLER

    How are you all doing? Great I hope. Aren't you glad that we are given another day to start all over again? I sure am! Yesterday was tough at work. We were so busy that we were running around like a chicken with... Read more

  • Healthy Habits to fight aging

    9/15/2014 7:00:19 AM, by DGFOWLER

    So I was reading an article here on SP this morning. The article is about 5 healthy habits that fight the signs of aging. You can read it here www.sparkpeople.com/reso
    urce/wellness_articles.asp
    ?id=1237 These five signs are basically 1. ) Eat Right: Healthy Ski... Read more

  • A SCRIPTURE FOR THIS AGE.

    9/14/2014 11:08:18 AM, by SINGINGLADY47

    John 16 1:7 (KJV ipd) "1 These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended . 2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh , that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. 3 And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the... Read more

  • All is well !

    9/14/2014 9:23:37 AM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    ALL IS WELL youtu.be/bo5zx1E-f2Y Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.... Read more

  • Turning your back

    9/14/2014 9:05:32 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Good morning sparkers......I ran across this quote this morning while reading my SP emails. And....of course I have a few things to say about it. 1.) Fi... Read more

  • WE ARE THE BRANCHES

    9/13/2014 10:21:10 AM, by SINGINGLADY47

    Saturday, September 13, 2014 Just a Reading and three songs today. God bless. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Judy Daily Bible Reading from BibleStudyTools.com September 13, 2014 - New American Standard John 15:1-5 Jesus Is the Vine--Followers Are Branches 1 "I am the true vine,... Read more

  • My Jesus Knows.

    9/12/2014 9:19:37 AM, by SINGINGLADY47

    Jesus Knows Just How You Feel(from Jesus.org/UpWords.com) by Max Lucado The next time your world goes from calm to chaos—ponder this: Jesus knows how you feel. His eyes have grown weary. His heart has grown heavy. He knows how you feel. You’re no doubt convinced Jesus is acquainted with sorr... Read more

  • And it's Friday once more

    9/12/2014 7:08:37 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Do you ever notice how the days seem to meld together? One day isn't much different than the next and before you know it the end of a new month has arrived and you're already looking at a different season of the year? ... Read more

  • Body Test

    9/11/2014 9:43:03 AM, by BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY

    For the Sunny gal challenge this week in one of my teams, we are to go to this website which tells you your body fat percentage and then to blog. These were my results: You have 44.4% body fat. You have 143.4 Pounds of fat and 179.6 Pounds of lean (muscle, bone, body water) ... Read more

  • DO YOU REMEMBER?

    9/11/2014 9:40:28 AM, by SINGINGLADY47

    IN MEMORY OF 9-11-2001 A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO AMERICA youtu.be/mm-8a6YrCSo The National Anthem (Carrie Underwood) youtu.be/fvj6zdWLUuk Where were You When the World Stopped? (Alan Jackson) youtu.be/R... Read more

  • Are you contagious?

    9/11/2014 6:56:07 AM, by DGFOWLER

    So I want to know are any of you contagious? One of the definitions to contagious is tending to spread from person to person. Now I don't know about you but there are somethings that are contagious that don't even belong to ... Read more

  • Doing for others

    9/9/2014 6:50:48 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Happy Tuesday morning friends Last evening while I was walking my dog I noticed a man across the street from my house sitting in the grass. I didn't pay ... Read more

  • JUST WHO ARE YOU ANYWAY? WHO AM I? REALLY?

    9/8/2014 7:54:19 PM, by SINGINGLADY47

    If you say to me tonight, "Who are you, Judy? What have you done with your life? What is your true purpose. If I write a book about you, Judy, what would it say?" Let's see, I guess I would say I was born October 21, 1947 to a a country music singer/guitar player and a woman who worked as a looper ... Read more

  • Decide, Plan, Focus, Succeed

    9/8/2014 4:23:32 PM, by DGFOWLER

    "Self-discipline is when you tell yourself to do something and you don't talk back." - W. K. Hope Do you admire people who can organize their lives? Their homes and workplaces are organized and neat as a pen. They can find ... Read more

  • A Day Of Rest !?

    9/7/2014 7:01:29 PM, by TERRY0217

    I was going to confess to all of you...I am taking advantage of this beautiful day and relax,,,, Or did I? I got up at 7:30am stripped my bed and had the bedding washed and hanging outside by 9:00..I made breakfast and then pulled everything out of my bottom kitchen cabinets ( I did the top on... Read more

  • My me time yesterday

    9/6/2014 4:40:51 PM, by DGFOWLER

    I tried posting this earlier and it wouldn't post I was being told they couldn't listen to it. Yesterday my me time was doing a duet with a friend of mine on singsnap.com Below is the link. The song is September When it Comes. I hope you enjoy it. www.singsnap.com/karaoke
    /watch... Read more

  • Exercise

    9/5/2014 8:19:21 PM, by DGFOWLER

    What a dog would say if he could talk: Friday exercise and relaxation Have a blessed evening ~ Donna... Read more

  • TGIF

    9/5/2014 6:34:39 AM, by DGFOWLER

    It is TGIF....Tremendously Gratful it's Friday I finished yesterday out w/a straight 32 min of Gazelling and more poetry work as you can see by the top poem posted. Day 4 ... Read more

  • Happy Thursday

    9/4/2014 7:34:10 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Be of good cheer and great things will come back to you. Have a blessed Thursday everyone. ~ Donna PS.. Day 3 of 30 Day September challenge.... Read more

  • No more diets! 7 Healthy Habits!

    9/3/2014 4:52:56 PM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    My seven new healthy habits! NO MORE DIETS FOR ME! Walk 2000-3000 steps daily. Brush hair & teeth daily. Eat 2 vegetable and 2 fruit servings daily. Make bed and get dressed daily. ... Read more

  • Have a great Wednesday

    9/3/2014 8:45:03 AM, by SINGINGLADY47

    John 10: 14 "I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, 15 even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. " Good morning. Just a scripture and two songs for you this morning. Going to hospital for pacemaker today. I should be bac... Read more

  • Karis the Lion Cub

    9/3/2014 7:07:42 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Day 2 of my September 17 min exercise challenge and daily me time was accomplished by doing a straight 32 min of exercise on the Gazelle followed my leg lifts and dumbbells. My me time once more consisted of writing more poetry ... Read more

  • Brother update..good and not so good

    9/2/2014 11:24:50 PM, by TERRY0217

    My brother went for his follow up today... His eye is fine...Thank God! the burns on his face are healing the burns on his arm are not healed yet the burns on his shoulder were reclassified as 3rd degree burns... Please continue to pray for his recovery... Thank you all so very much!... Read more

  • Tuesday Blessings

    9/2/2014 6:56:51 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Good morning everyone . I finished September first very well yesterday. 77 minutes total exercise, 31 of those were consecutive minutes that my SP tracker tracked. And.....drum roll, I spent about 45 minutes last n... Read more

  • Sunny Gal Pledge

    9/1/2014 9:55:31 PM, by BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY

    Goals: * I will do yoga/meditation at least 3 days a week each morning. * I will drink 8 glasses of water everyday. * I will exercise every day, even if just for a little bit (with one or two relax days) * I Will keep up with my Sunny Gal team and log on to spark often & teams. * I ... Read more

  • My Spark September Challenge

    9/1/2014 9:48:37 AM, by DGFOWLER

    The Step Into September Challenge ~ Let's start a new season on the right foot! Log at least 500 fitness minutes in September with your Spark to win a special virtual trophy. ~ I can do this! It's only about 17 minutes a day which ... Read more

  • Update on my brother

    8/31/2014 10:41:11 PM, by TERRY0217

    First of all...I want to thank each and everyone of you for praying for my brother...last week, he ended up in the burn unit after the lid from a jar of hot peppers he had just taken out of the canner popped off, leaving his with 2nd degree burns on his face, neck and arm, and, scratched his cornea... Read more

  • On this weekend...

    8/30/2014 10:56:24 AM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    On this weekend, when we rest from our usual labors, loving Father, we pray for all who shoulder the tasks of human labor—in the marketplace,in the military, in factories and offices, in the professions, and in the homes where families live and thrive. We thank you, Lord, for the gift and opp... Read more

  • LET'S STEP BACK INTO THE GOOD OLD DAYS!!!

    8/30/2014 8:48:31 AM, by SINGINGLADY47

    Ok, now you young puppies might not enjoy this but we "young old folks" will remember most of this music from growing up days in the 30's and 40's and early 50's. So listen and enjoy or get up and dance at bit, if you can, 'cause some of these will get ya movin'. First, some music that wa... Read more

  • OH! HOW PRAYING RESTS THE WEARY!

    8/29/2014 8:15:02 AM, by SINGINGLADY47

    I am using my blog today with a twofold purpose. To give you an update on my health and to emphasize the importance of "talking" with your Father in Heaven every chance you get. Yesterday I saw Dr Ezell, my Ophthalmologist and I need cataract surgery on both eyes and future test to se... Read more

  • It's Finally Friday! WooHoo!!!!

    8/29/2014 7:01:42 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Today I want to talk about fleas. Yes you heard that right fleas. They seem to be pretty pesky this years and my poor dog looks like he has a mohawk he has eaten that much of his hair off of his body. Scoobies a big dog about ... Read more

  • Thank you Sparkers

    8/28/2014 7:12:41 AM, by DGFOWLER

    I wanted to thank everyone for stopping by my blog "Name five non-scale victories you have accomplished" and making it a featured blog. The results are in and many people do not just rely on those scale numbers. Whew!!!!!!!!! What a relief. So today is a blessing. I'm up! I'm a... Read more

  • Wednesday update.

    8/27/2014 9:20:48 AM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    Good Wednesday morning, Today is my 5th day of the 3030 Challenge. Here is a link if you want to join. The challenge can be started at anytime. It has been very advantageous to getting me out of that "I don't feel like it" spot I was in. 3030challenge.joycemeyer
    .org/resources/index.htm... Read more

  • No matter how slow you go

    8/27/2014 7:16:18 AM, by DGFOWLER

    So I'm checking out all of the Spark e-mails this morning and noticed the above pictures (thank you SP) in one of them. And I got to thinking about the entire concept behind SP to begin with and how SparkGuy says: "10+ fitness m... Read more

  • CONFESSION / DENIAL / REDEMPTION

    8/26/2014 9:26:41 AM, by SINGINGLADY47

    Do the following verses remind you of how human we can be? Peter was an apostle of the Lord. He was with Him. He walked with Him and learned from HIM. What I would give to have been there then. To listen to the parables and to see him raise Lazarus from death. To see HIM smile and see HIM feed the ... Read more

  • That's all I've got to say about that!!!!!!!

    8/26/2014 6:32:55 AM, by DGFOWLER

    'Nough said!!!!!! Have a blessed Tuesday everyone ~ Donna... Read more

  • Shopping Spree Savings dollars

    8/25/2014 3:01:41 PM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    I mentioned in my last blog I was inspired to set up a system to save dollars as a reward for completing certain daily goals. Here is a picture of the play money dollars that I will collect in my Shopping Spree Savings jar and then exchange for real dollars throughout the year. Read more

  • THANK YOU NOTES

    8/25/2014 10:03:33 AM, by SINGINGLADY47

    I remember when I was 18 and had four bridal showers and writing the thank you notes after each one. Each note was personal and thanked that person for the particular gift I was given. The same for my baby shower and for the flowers for my Pop's funeral and my Mama's funeral. Have you gotten many... Read more

  • Are you friends / family making you fat?

    8/25/2014 6:54:37 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Okay.. so I'm reading the spark articles this morning and one of them was an article on if our friends / family make us fat (here's the link) www.sparkpeople.com/reso
    urce/nutrition_articles.as
    p?id=909 Now while ... Read more

  • Please Pray For My Brother

    8/24/2014 8:58:16 PM, by TERRY0217

    My friends...I'm asking you all to please pray for my brother... Darrell was canning peppers today...he had just taken the jars from the hot water bath and was tightening the lids, when, one of the lids popped off and hot water and peppers burned his face, neck and arm... He was sent to the B... Read more

  • Inspiration from my spark Buddy

    8/24/2014 7:46:49 PM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    I am going to print out some play money and make a label for a coffee can or mason jar and call it my Shopping Spree Savings . Her idea inspired me to come up with my own challenge. I will put a dollar in my jar for: every 10 minutes of exercise, every pound lost and for e... Read more

  • Name five non-scale victories you have accomplished

    8/24/2014 9:01:16 AM, by DGFOWLER

    So folks...it's not all about losing weight. Can you name five things that you have accomplished as a result of changing your eating habits. My five are: 1.) I can clasp my seat belt again without an extension 2.) I have ... Read more

  • Trying to break free from the "I just don't feel like it's"

    8/23/2014 6:01:35 PM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    I have spent the last couple of hours searching the internet and sparkpeople for ideas to help me get past the road block, quick sand, depression, slump, trap or whatever you want to call it that I have been experiencing. I have fatigue everyday both physical and mental from MS and as a side effe... Read more

  • Saturday, Cleaning Day

    8/23/2014 10:19:26 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Cleaning my little heart out today. I got so much sleep last night I didn't wake up until after 9 am. I'm normally up around 6 am for work, but none-the-less it felt good to finally sleep some. On the list for cleaning today,... Read more

  • ahhhhhhhhhh Friday

    8/22/2014 6:47:47 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Spent another fairly restless night but this time it was because of my licking himself half of the night. Grrrr. and he gets to turn around and sleep all day while I'm at work, hardly seems fair. Just a few th... Read more

  • GUILTY!!!

    8/22/2014 6:41:19 AM, by SINGINGLADY47

    Have you ever been so angry that all you wanted to do was "get back" at the person who had wronged you or better yet one of you children? We can NOT do that. Oh yes, I have wanted to many times to the point of being homicidal toward one individual (exhusband &father of my son) but I prayed about i... Read more

  • Have a Friendly Friday & a Wonderful Weekend

    8/22/2014 1:07:40 AM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

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  • A very restful night

    8/21/2014 7:07:14 AM, by DGFOWLER

    First thanks to everyone that gave me ideas about being able to sleep. A special thanks goes out to GARDENCHRIS. I took a Benadryl last night and was up only once to go to the bathroom around midnight and went immediately back ... Read more

  • LISTS

    8/20/2014 9:27:15 AM, by SINGINGLADY47

    Do y'all make lists. I must admit I rarely do, but I like some of these on Max's list. I think I may start making lists as part of my daily morning routine or maybe better just before I go to sleep. I am not one to journal either. I may start that also. I would be interested to see what you think ... Read more

  • Happy Sleepy Wednesday

    8/20/2014 6:47:12 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Good morning sparkers. My question to you is where did the night go? I didn't fall asleep until after 1am then I was wide awake by 5:30am. I feel like I'm running on empty because this is the third night in a row. I haven't done anything different eating wise or exercise wise to cause these slee... Read more