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  • Workout Songs Suggestions Wanted :)

    8/30/2014 7:55:57 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    I am always looking for new workout songs that are upbeat, fun and positive. Here is a list of what's currently on my MP3 player, and I am looking for more to add. As you can see, I enjoy a variety of genres. What are some of your suggestions? ABC - Poison Arrow Agnes - Release Me ... Read more

  • day 106

    8/30/2014 7:53:21 PM, by MELNJAY3

    I haven't blogged for awhile. I have had some things going on around here. I haven't worked out and haven't done well with nutrition. im not giving up though. I have reached out to a friend and asked her to "play" dietician. she is a body by vi consultant. so she know a lot of what she is talking ab... Read more

  • 2014, Day 242 (8/30)

    8/30/2014 7:43:48 PM, by LIZSPRINGSTEEN

    64 total minutes walking, 90 minutes on my recumbent bike while getting 15 minutes alternating dumbbell bicep curls and 15 minutes seated dumbbell shoulder presses. Drank a gallon of water again and ate mostly well. I've gotta start watching my sodium level though because I'm still retaining water... Read more

  • A productive Saturday

    8/30/2014 7:26:06 PM, by JENNBECK831

    I started the day out checking in with SparkCoach then grabbed a banana and some water on my way out the door. I was sore after a very hard metabolic boosting strength/cardio routine yesterday, but I was determined to have a good walk this morning, and I did. In between listening to today's B... Read more

  • Keep Trying...Don't Stop, Don't Give Up

    8/30/2014 5:50:23 PM, by REALTYLADYLISA

    Oh my heavens! If this little one can get this, I'd better become like a child! Let's get some backbone my friends...Keep Trying...Don't Stop, Don't Give Up! You need to take a look at this one.. If you like this one, please click on "I Liked... Read more

  • Fitness Humor

    8/30/2014 4:03:07 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    Laughter is good for your health! Enjoy :) ... Read more

  • Emilie Loves Fitness Part 2

    8/30/2014 3:56:14 PM, by LIZSPRINGSTEEN

    She just HAD to row with Daddy last night...for the whole 15 minutes....this is just a little bit of it, but I wish I'd have gotten the end cuz it was even more funny!!! It's very hard to see though, sorry!!! But you can get the gist of it!... Read more

  • Emilie Loves Fitness Part 1

    8/30/2014 3:46:49 PM, by LIZSPRINGSTEEN

    We caught her "biking" a little over a week ago in her church dress...said she had to get her fitness in...we couldn't help laughing!... Read more

  • PRIORITY ONE: The Value and Blessing of Work (Labor Day)

    8/30/2014 3:28:54 PM, by REALTYLADYLISA

    Well everyone, I hope you all enjoy your holiday this long weekend. Labor Day is an unique American holiday to celebrate the strength, prosperity and freedom we enjoy as a nation because of the legacy of America's workforce over the decades. This holiday is different from so many others we celebrate... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote for Today, 8/30/14 - Inner Strength

    8/30/2014 3:06:45 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    "Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have." ~Norman Vincent Peale ... Read more

  • M-I-Z...

    8/30/2014 12:31:58 PM, by COOP9002

    Got my run in this morning, although it was a little warmer than usual, because i slept in a little. Now, it's off to CoMo for some Mizzou Football. Enjoy your Saturday... Read more

  • Genesis 30 The student becomes the master

    8/30/2014 6:36:23 AM, by N_SPECT_R

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  • Chatted with the Author of the Book I Just Read

    8/30/2014 12:57:22 AM, by GREEN-EYED-LADY

    I just ordered the book "How to Change Your Drinking - A Harm Reduction Guide to Alcohol" by Kenneth Anderson from Amazon and read it immediately when it arrived yesterday. I quickly realized that I had been following the principles of the book for the past two years with SparkPeople without e... Read more

  • Trying to Eat Healthy for Today 29 Aug 14

    8/29/2014 11:04:59 PM, by COLOR-BLUE

    BREAKFAST Watermelon, 252 grams ⊗ 81 18 1 2 Strawberries, fresh, 131 grams ⊗ 39 9 1 1 Honeydew Melon, 100 grams ⊗ 36 9 0 1 Grapes, 131 grams ⊗ 51 13 0 0 Cantaloupe, 113 grams ⊗ 40 9 0 1 Breakfast TOTALS: 246 59 2 4 Read more

  • Surgery Update

    8/29/2014 10:15:27 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Hi Everyone, This is Kathy's son Jamie. Mom had her surgery this morning and came through it just fine. Besides repairing the tear in her rotator cuff, the doctor also removed a lot of arthritis and a bone spur from her shoulder. She has done well so far and is at home resting this evening. She ... Read more

  • My Dune Climb NSV

    8/29/2014 8:38:01 PM, by MCJOYFUL

    As I mentioned in my previous blog, on our vacation, my husband and I did the Dune Climb at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park. The last time I had climbed a dune was my first year of college which was back in 1984 and it did not go well. It was the first week I was in college and was one of the ev... Read more

  • 2014, Day 241 (8/29)

    8/29/2014 8:16:58 PM, by LIZSPRINGSTEEN

    76 total minutes walking (would have walked more but it started raining), 2 hours total on my recumbent bike, ate well, and drank a gallon of water again. Started adding dried rosemary and dried oregano to my foods. Delish! Used to douse my food in only salt back in the day, now I never use salt!... Read more


    8/29/2014 7:56:24 PM, by ADIRONDACKMOM

    What wood was used for the cross of Jesus? BY: Hemant Shah I am often asked "What wood was the Cross made from?" This has been the subject of much debate and disagreement amongst historians, botanists, and Bible scholars. There are many legends, however there is very limited scriptu... Read more


    8/29/2014 7:29:54 PM, by MISSM66

    45 mins on the Treadmill 45 mins on the Elliptical 20 mins Strength Training 75 mins Yoga 10 glasses of water Fruit a... Read more

  • Daily Bible Verse 08/29/2014

    8/29/2014 7:03:02 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    Daily Bible Verse 2 Timothy 2:15 New International Version Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. King James Version Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be a... Read more

  • Weekly Menu Plan

    8/29/2014 5:03:19 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    For quite some time now, it's been my habit to plan my meals for the coming week on Thursday and do my shopping on Friday during lunch and after work. It works really well for me and I don't mind eating the same food at each meal... Read more

  • Friday

    8/29/2014 2:59:42 PM, by COOP9002

    The holiday weekend has begun for me since i am taking the day off. i am looking forward to going to my first Mizzou football game this Saturday. One of our deacons, Dan, invited me to go with him tomorrow. While i have been fortunate to attend several basketball games this will be my first ev... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote for Today, 8/29/14 - Inaction

    8/29/2014 10:02:59 AM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    "Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy." ~ Dale Carnegie ... Read more

  • Verse of the Day

    8/29/2014 8:59:28 AM, by JESS0107

    There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. Galatians 3:28 NIV... Read more


    8/29/2014 8:53:04 AM, by MISSM66

    I will greet this day with love in my heart. And how will I do this? Henceforth will I look on all things with love and be born again. I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit. I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will ... Read more


    8/29/2014 8:49:45 AM, by WINTERROZE

    HELLO FRIENDS ... I wanted to tell you all that I am going to be taking a break from Spark as I will be gone from September 1 - 30 { yes it is the entire month } but things are going to be very very busy for me the entire month and so I am taking off because of it ... so I will be back in October an... Read more

  • TGIF!!

    8/29/2014 8:39:35 AM, by MSFROGGIE

    Thank God it's Friday!! As I made my To-Do list last night, I first thought, oh good, a quiet weekend! Saturday, going to an all day crop. Have tons of cards to make. I send out at least 5 cards a week for the Prayer Team, so my stock needs replenishing! Plus I ... Read more


    8/29/2014 8:35:14 AM, by GEMINICHIK

    “I’m in shape. Round is a shape… isn’t it?” ~Unknown “Forget love… I’d rather fall in chocolate!” ~Unknown “I’ve been on a constant diet for the last two decades. I’ve lost a total of 789 pounds. By all accounts, I should be hanging from a charm bracelet.” ~Erma Bombeck The only way t... Read more

  • Life and Love

    8/29/2014 8:02:16 AM, by CHRISTINAG0117

    I fell madly in love with a man, a man who I wanted to spend the rest of my life with, and he with me. But I chickened out and wont go any further with our relationship because of me and my brokenness. felling sad beyond words.... Read more

  • Day 26 of 100 Days of Exercise

    8/29/2014 7:37:21 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Didn't work out on the elliptical yesterday, but got a decent work out walking around my house trying to get the dog to poop outside. House training for going #1 is pretty good, but #2 we have to watch him constantly and take him out a lot. I think he thinks that because we got onto him for going #2... Read more

  • In 15 Minutes

    8/29/2014 7:21:19 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    I managed to run 1.32 miles this morning according to my RunKeeper application on my smartphone, and I did it at a pace of 11:26. That is an accomplishment for this little girl. The other accomplishment is that the scale slid in the right direction this week. Woo-hoo! I think I'll celebrate with... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, August 29, 2014

    8/29/2014 7:14:50 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    August 29, 2014 ACTIONS AND WORDS So many times when we do things because we have to, we get into a routine, get bored, get aggravated because we have to do them or we get careless about our responsibilities. Our words and actions are important to think about when we are doing something for oth... Read more

  • A New Morning

    8/29/2014 6:08:40 AM, by MREE777

    So, up at 3:30am this morning; be at work by 5:30am. Enough time to have my quiet time, to do my exercises, fix both breakfast and lunch and get ready for work. In trying to incorporate balance and moderation into eating whole foods (as much as my budget will allow), I'm going back to the West P... Read more


    8/29/2014 5:09:04 AM, by CIERAPOET

    Happy Friday Dear Friends! Welcome to the last Friday of August! Times are moving fast these days! I'm glad about it too. This poem is to remind us of the times and to not take the care of the things going on in the... Read more

  • Daniel 11, What??

    8/29/2014 4:00:49 AM, by N_SPECT_R

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  • Hello!

    8/28/2014 11:32:56 PM, by COLOR-BLUE

    Today has been a day of resting and playing catch up here on line. I'll give you the info on yesterday's VA trip, tomorrow! Blessings to all! - Nancy Jean - GA... Read more

  • 2014, Day 240 (8/28)

    8/28/2014 9:40:09 PM, by LIZSPRINGSTEEN

    174 total minutes walking, 90 total minutes on my recumbent bike while getting 15 total minutes alternating dumbbell bicep curls and 15 total minutes seated dumbbell shoulder presses. Ate well and am gonna sleep well tonight!!!... Read more

  • What day is this again?

    8/28/2014 8:22:35 PM, by JENNBECK831

    Day 2 of the Rodeo challenge with my Black Panther Pride. The challenge - plan meals for 3 days and stick to the plan - don't give into those cravings. This was a tough day to do this challenge! This was grocery shopping and bread baking day. I woke up and made my grocery list based on the s... Read more

  • Working My Way Back

    8/28/2014 7:16:10 PM, by MCJOYFUL

    Ahhhhh vacations.....a time to relax and regroup. I don't know about you, but it takes me a few days to get caught up on everything once I get back from vacation - especially when we were gone for two weeks. I'm not quite there yet, but I'm getting close. I finished the laundry yesterday. I... Read more


    8/28/2014 7:05:33 PM, by MISSM66

    70 mins walk on the beach 25 mins Hula Hoop 8 Glasses of water Fruits and Veggies I did not do much exercise today,becau... Read more

  • Vacation Reflections

    8/28/2014 5:22:12 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    It's been about 2 1/2 months since I joined SP and began aggressively working on changing my lifestyle. My eating and fitness habits are very different from before I joined, and I am beginning to feel much better overall. I was mentally prepared for the challenges I'd be facing with diet and e... Read more

  • go to advanced pain management on the 19th of Sept.

    8/28/2014 4:19:00 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    On the 19th of Sept. I see a pain specialist for my foot at 3:00 I have to be there. This will end my 6 month battle with plantar fasciitis. I will finally have relieft after waiting for something to be done.... Read more


    8/28/2014 2:40:44 PM, by RSSSLHB

    I will not be on Sparkpeople this weekend , I am going to a man reterat this weekend I will be back late Sunday afternoon.... Read more

  • Sad Today

    8/28/2014 1:36:36 PM, by RUTHEY01

    I am on an emotional roller coaster today. Last night Clyde found our cat curled up dead. He was our 4 legged son and we loved him dearly. He had been in great shape until 2 days ago when he started crying and acting listless. He was supposed to see the vet today. Every time I think abo... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    8/28/2014 11:29:23 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Each family prayer, each episode of family scripture study, and each family home evening is a brushstroke on the canvas of our souls. No one event may appear to be very impressive or memorable. But just as the yellow and gold and brown strokes of paint complement each other and produce an impressiv... Read more

  • Verse of the Day

    8/28/2014 11:21:35 AM, by JESS0107

    Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” John 6:29 NIV... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote for Today, 8/28/14 - Now

    8/28/2014 10:44:59 AM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    "Now is the operative word. Everything you put in your way is just a method of putting off the hour when you could actually be doing your dream. You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating." ~Barbara Sher ... Read more

  • Thursday

    8/28/2014 10:18:06 AM, by COOP9002

    We were finally able to eat supper around 8 last night after church. Our daughter got to open her birthday gifts and spend some time with us. Today is a bit more of a relaxed day here at church. Enjoy your Thursday.... Read more

  • Day 25 of 100 Days of Exercise

    8/28/2014 8:26:14 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    1/4 of the way through and I've not done so good so far, I'm going to make sure that is not true of the rest of my 100 days!! I don't like working out after lunch, but I'm going to just have to get out of it because sometimes that is the only time I have! DH's tooth is no better. With his anx... Read more


    8/28/2014 8:19:44 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    Friends I am home...and I am pathetically sad. I mean I have always felt heartache when I came home from a wonderful vacation, but with me being overwhelming un satisfied in my life/weight /health... and surrounding here anyway, it is much worth coming back. I feel sad, I feel lonely...the only thin... Read more


    8/28/2014 8:03:33 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    I've been struggling the last few days. But something happened yesterday that brought me back to reality, Life in general. As someone was talking about their life & how bad things were, then about that time my program kicked in. ***I am the only one responsible for me. With the help of my HP - GO... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, August 28, 2014

    8/28/2014 7:28:10 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    August 28, 2014 LIVE IN PEACE If we are tired of waking up with worry on our minds, there is a solution. If we are tired of going through the day afraid of what is going to happen next, there is something we can do. If we are tired of not getting sleep because we continue to dwell on the probl... Read more


    8/28/2014 5:42:32 AM, by RSSSLHB

    O send out Thy Light and Thy Trust: lrt them lead me; let them bring me unto Thy Holy hill, and to ... Read more

  • Daniel 10 God influences kings

    8/28/2014 4:00:18 AM, by N_SPECT_R

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  • 2014, Day 239 (8/27)

    8/27/2014 10:08:38 PM, by LIZSPRINGSTEEN

    117 total minutes walking, 90 total minutes on my recumbent bike while getting 15 total minutes alternating dumbbell bicep curls and 15 total minutes seated dumbbell shoulder presses.....drank a gallon of water again and ate well. Feeling great!!!... Read more

  • I'm So Sorry!

    8/27/2014 9:56:07 PM, by COLOR-BLUE

    I'm so sorry, everyone, but there is nothing tracked, nor an inspirational message given to me, today. In fact, I'm just getting up, for the second time today. I left the house this AM at 7:30 to be taken to the VA, and I was so tired by the time we, the other lady and I who had appointments, that... Read more


    8/27/2014 8:31:34 PM, by MISSM66

    65 mins walk on the beach 20 mins Hula Hula 90 mins Shopping 75 mins Yoga 10 glasses of water Fruit and Veggies ... Read more


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  • I'm back, and I'm ready to go!

    8/27/2014 5:12:36 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    It's been a good day today. Yesterday's blahs are gone and I feel the resolve to get healthy deep inside my soul. Yay! Yesterday was so not what I expected, what with having to catch the kittens and line up a foster home, and then waiting for a call from the lady who is now taking care of the... Read more

  • Health Screening

    8/27/2014 4:52:08 PM, by MSFROGGIE

    We had our Health Screening at work. If we meet our cholesterol, BP and BMI, work will give us $600.00 in our FSA account. I meet the cholesterol and BP every year, but not the BMI. My levels were higher than normal, but low enough to "meet the numbers." I've been on a downward slope t... Read more

  • Skipping a day

    8/27/2014 3:22:15 PM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I spent most of last night in the ER with my husband. Since the dentists in the AF treated him so horribley (meds wearing off in the middle of procedures, screwing up a tooth they weren't even working on, etc.) he's developed a fear of dentists. But he has not taken very good care of his teeth eithe... Read more

  • Rest day badly needed....

    8/27/2014 3:10:11 PM, by BLUEJAY1969

    Yesterday I compromised myself into a workout. Today I'm not so sure it was the brightest idea I've had. I am more sore today than I was yesterday so I've finally decided a rest day is not a choice but a must now. I have done stretching throughout the morning and will continue that for the rest of t... Read more

  • Volunteering on the weekend

    8/27/2014 2:06:02 PM, by DEWAND1

    I have heard it before. "When you volunteer some of your time, you are not just giving out, but you will receive much more in return." I knew that of course. I have volunteered in many capacities before - Sunday School teacher, Nursery babysitter, Pioneer Boys, Prayer and Healing Rooms at church.... Read more

  • Happy Birthday, Savannah!!

    8/27/2014 11:35:03 AM, by COOP9002

    Today our family celebrates the birth of our oldest daughter, Savannah. I can still remember that day when she came into our lives and rocked our world. Happy Birthday!!!... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    8/27/2014 10:42:39 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Let us be at the forefront in protecting time for family." —Quentin L. Cook "There is no superior career, and no amount of money, authority, or public acclaim can exceed the ultimate rewards of family." —D. Todd Christofferson... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote for Today, 8/27/14 - Processed Foods

    8/27/2014 10:03:16 AM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    "Processed foods not only extend the shelf life, but they extend the waistline as well." ~Karen Sessions ... Read more

  • Verse of the Day

    8/27/2014 8:51:48 AM, by JESS0107

    You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3 NIV... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    8/27/2014 7:30:34 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    August 27, 2014 SELF CONTROL IS POWERFUL It is so much better to live a life of self-control than to continuously fly off the handle with our emotions or do things we shouldn’t do because we lack self-control. When we have self-control during hard times and lean on God, the hard times won’t alw... Read more

  • Daniel 9_B The seventy weeks of Daniel

    8/27/2014 4:08:17 AM, by N_SPECT_R

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    8/27/2014 1:40:12 AM, by RSSSLHB

    Idelight to do Thy will, O may God: yea, Thy law {is} within my heart. Psalm 40:8... Read more

  • Special Blessings-August 27, 2014

    8/27/2014 12:14:24 AM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: This is my last blog until I recover from shoulder surgery on Friday. For that reason, I am taking this moment to tell you that I am thankful and blessed for all of you and the prayers that you have been offering for me. I love Spark People and... Read more

  • Its the little things.....

    8/26/2014 11:50:35 PM, by PUMPKINHEAD29

    So as I sit here tonight thinking over some very hard decisions that I am afraid are going to have to be made soon in my life, I have realized that it is the little things in life that truly matter. Whether that be in relationships, jobs, family, weight loss, exercise, etc., its the little things t... Read more

  • very tired

    8/26/2014 11:36:52 PM, by STUDLEEJOE

    I am really tired tonight. Good night everyone... Read more

  • The Four Feral Kittens

    8/26/2014 11:03:31 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    Here are the kittens I rescued today. They are now at a foster home getting fed and bathed :) There is a slight possibility that they'll be returned to us for us to find homes for them. ... Read more

  • 2014, Day 238 (8/26)

    8/26/2014 8:07:42 PM, by LIZSPRINGSTEEN

    30 minutes walking (it rained a lot today and we even got caught in it), 2 hours on the recumbent bike, and lots of laundry today... On a positive note, with this extra 110 lbs gone, I can officially RUN after my 3 yr old daughter who insists on running through the halls of the boys' schools...... Read more

  • Finally relief!

    8/26/2014 7:43:58 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    I seen the podiatrist and he listened and referred me to a pain management place in Green Bay for a partial release of the plantar fascia ligament. He explained why a full release won't work and made me feel like someone he genuinely cared for. What a difference between Scharer and DeNamur.... Read more


    8/26/2014 6:42:00 PM, by MISSM66

    60 mins walk on the beach 35 mins bike walk up 100 steps 45 mins pool Exercise 10 glasses of water Fruits and vegetables Today was a good day,... Read more

  • The 'Back from Vacation' Blahs

    8/26/2014 5:22:36 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    At least i think that's what's going on with me today. We got back from our trip last night around midnight and I finally got to bed before 1am. I was up around 8am, and the unpacking and putting away has begun. I got sidetracked with the 2 1/2 - 3 week old kittens I rescued this morning. I ... Read more

  • Compromise.......

    8/26/2014 4:57:59 PM, by BLUEJAY1969

    I was, I wasn't, I was, etc. I finally compromised on the exercise and did a mostly low intensity workout! At 2 am I was excited to try out the Wii Just Dance. By 10 am I was sure I couldn't move at all due to muscle soreness from resistance band workout yesterday! By 12 pm I was going to do yoga! B... Read more

  • Inspirational Quote for Today, 8/26/14 - A Brand New Ending

    8/26/2014 4:02:10 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” - Carl Bard ... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    8/26/2014 12:25:29 PM, by JLAMING263

    "Hold family home evening every week. As parents, we are sometimes too intimidated to teach or testify to our children. I have been guilty of that in my own life. Our children need to have us share spiritual feelings with them and to teach and bear testimony to them." —Robert D. Hale "There i... Read more