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    4/26/2015 6:40:09 PM, by KALLIE1958AR

    Taking this day listening to my church online and my Bible just resting ,, came on and caught up on Sparks ,,, so nice to take one day and rest Thank you God for a day of rest ,,, you know what we need ,,, love you all hope you are having a awesome Sunday !... Read more

  • To Quote Myself

    4/26/2015 9:33:50 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Last week on Sunday I posted the following: "My goal is to get at least 35000 steps in this week and 210 minutes of exercise. That is my baseline, the bare minimum. Anything over that is 'icing on the 44 .' I will post my progress each day. How are you going to spend your week?" This is ... Read more

  • Silly Saturday

    4/25/2015 11:33:21 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Good morning everyone. The morning is slowly slipping away. I slept until 902 this morning going to bed around 1040. Slept really good last night. I really messed up yesterday on exercising. I forgot..can't you believe that? Well I did. I was so busy trying to clean house that I forgot ... Read more

  • Finally Friday (Don't forget to be blessed)

    4/24/2015 6:34:36 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Good morning one and all. What are your Friday plans? Mine, work, exercise and cleaning my house when I get home. I've made it 5 out of 7 days with continuing to do as I said I would at least 30 min of exercise and at least 35,000 steps in a seven day period. Last night I did some chair mar... Read more

  • Honoring Rosie

    4/23/2015 6:34:55 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Many of you may remember Norman Rockwell's painting of Rosie the Riveter. Rosie passed away yesterday in Vermont. The painting I always admired most was the one that said "We Can Do It"...we can you know.. if we keep trying. She was a telephone operator and was painted at the age of 19.... Read more

  • Coming clean

    4/23/2015 2:19:51 AM, by NOWYOUDIDIT

    I had left my tracker at 210. (pounds) because that was what I weighed up until May 2014. And then I slowly gained back the 20 pounds I lost. Yup. In 8 months I re-gained it. And I was devastated. As I tried to "quit" worrying about the weight. I submerged myself in learning and readin... Read more

  • Wednesday Blessings

    4/22/2015 6:26:30 AM, by DGFOWLER

    We are one more day closer to the weekend 244 Yesterday proved to be a good day. With the exception of 3 small Butterfinger eggs I stayed on track and did great. I have a sweet tooth and those helped without being too much. 20 Being held accountable for my goal this week ~ Mo... Read more

  • Tell me it's day closer to the weekend!!!

    4/21/2015 6:44:41 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Hello everyone. Today is Tuesday April 21, 2015. For me it is 6:35 AM. Exercise is done. Menu set for the day. I'm on a roll and I haven't even left my house yet for work. 244 Above is me keeping accountable to what I said in yesterday's blog regarding my exercise goals for th... Read more

  • Let's Face It.. I HAVE Been a Slacker

    4/20/2015 6:29:32 AM, by DGFOWLER

    The numbers are proof. I don't think I have ever had this low of numbers for my SP tracker since my knee surgery. I've already been saying I've been in a rut but this past week sorely proved that fact to be true. I WILL NOT BEAT MYSELF UP!!! That will not do me any good. Instead I have gon... Read more

  • Just another simple Saturday

    4/18/2015 7:53:26 AM, by DGFOWLER

    It is going to be a beautiful day here in Ohio the 67 will be shining. I will be working on the house and outside to get the yard ready for a mow job. That will give me some much needed exercise minutes this week as I have slacked some. I need something to jump start me again. I've been s... Read more

  • Freaky Friday

    4/17/2015 6:10:55 AM, by DGFOWLER

    So....I thought by drinking all of the extra water I would replenish my muscles and not have so many cramps last night..WRONG!!!! I still had them all night long. I had such a hard time getting comfortable. I shot up out of bed countless times because I would get a leg cramp. My muscles qu... Read more

  • Happy Thursday

    4/16/2015 6:25:43 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Wednesday came and went.. and here we are facing a beautiful Thursday morning. What are your plans? It is supposed to rain here where I live today (Ohio). I have to work 8am to 4pm. Yesterday I got my hair permed. This morning it needs looks like a wild 204 . It w... Read more

  • Tantalizing Tuesday

    4/14/2015 6:15:33 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Happy Tuesday morning everyone! I did survive working this weekend, obviously or I would not be writing this right? Anyways, yesterday didn't seem much like a day off. Mike came to visit yesterday but didn't stay too long. His sister and he have been cleaning up their yard. What an under... Read more

  • Good morning Sunday

    4/12/2015 6:19:56 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Hello spark friends 334 What are you all up to today? As for me I am working today 8am to 4pm. I don't normally do wknds but we are short handed now and I know I don't like working by did a good thing.. lol.. I'm shushing myself already, kicking myself in the butt beca... Read more

  • Saturday April 11, 2015

    4/11/2015 10:31:54 AM, by DGFOWLER

    What a day! What a day! It's been a good one (so far.) I agreed to work over 4 hours today. Noon - 4pm. I took the later shift so I wouldn't have to wake up early. I cannot say the same thing though for Sunday. I also picked that up if my boss would agree to give me Monday off. So I fo... Read more

  • One month of Intermittent Fasting

    4/11/2015 2:17:33 AM, by NOWYOUDIDIT

    Thank You everyone who stops to read. I did not get time to thank you all last post. It is one month now. And it went incredibly fast. (pun not intended :o) I have not lost much weight. But I have lost a lot of inches. I am smaller. My clothes are looser again. My Dr won't be impressed, ... Read more

  • Is it Finally Friday?

    4/10/2015 6:22:58 AM, by DGFOWLER

    It has been one of my hardest weeks ever. Johnathan's death (my co-workers son) has just really thrown me for a loop. It has brought out emotions so strong and he's not even my son, but he's my friend's son and that makes it hurt just as bad. Tomorrow is Johnathan's viewing. I need to go b... Read more

  • Day 2

    4/8/2015 11:11:40 PM, by BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY

    Ok, yesterday I did well. I went swimming at the Ymca and did some laps in the pool. I went on the exercise bike. Today, I have not done any exercise. I just feel awful because of things going on in my personal life. Sometimes its hard to just....push yourself. The only plus is the eating side... Read more

  • Day ONE

    4/7/2015 1:19:03 PM, by BUBBLEGUM_FAIRY

    Ok, so today is the day I officially begin my journey again. First off, even if I don't get around to stopping by everyone's page individually and saying thank you for taking the time to read my blog and offer me encouragement, I want to say THANK YOU. Spark friends mean so much to me. I... Read more

  • A prayer for Johnathan

    4/6/2015 6:32:06 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Some of you may have read my post yesterday where my co-worker Heather's 19 year old son Johnathan was beat up and died as a result of head injuries. I am happy to report they did pick up the other kid that did this to him. He's only 18. They are charging him with reckless homicide and he w... Read more

  • Happy Easter

    4/5/2015 9:49:50 AM, by DGFOWLER

    Happy Easter one and all. Please remember that Jesus is the reason for the season upon us. Without him I would be nobody, with him I am everything! I am asking for prayer for a co-worker. Her names if Heather. Her 19 year old son was beat up on Thursday. He suffered three skull fractur... Read more

  • April 1st, 2015 - Happy Wednesday

    4/1/2015 7:17:36 AM, by DGFOWLER

    If you haven't already please read this article. Tell me what your thoughts are. Government Adjusts Weight System to Help Country Lose Pounds
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  • Talk about high blood pressure!

    3/31/2015 8:14:58 AM, by A_BIT_AT_A_TIME

    Just sharing a mildly funny story... Monday morning hubby sent me a message saying that he was going to see the nurse at work and get his blood pressure checked. He has a heart murmur thing that causes his heart to race sometimes - it had been racing a couple of times last week so he thought h... Read more

  • A reflection of March and my goals

    3/31/2015 6:46:40 AM, by DGFOWLER

    I have good days. I have had bad days. But I have survived 334 I guess that is all that matters right? I haven't stayed 100% on track but I have 85% of the time which is better than previous months. I'm not going to beat myself up. I believe you have to have some leeway or else you... Read more