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  • Weigh in Tomorrow

    12/1/2015 12:25:39 AM, by CALIFSUE

    I'm excited to weigh and measure tomorrow. I haven't had a scheduled weigh and measure day since I was the manager of a Curves in 2003. I did weigh on November 7th and I was down 2 lb. I then decided I was going to wait until the end of the month. For someone that gets on the scales every morning of... Read more

  • Tuesday

    11/30/2015 11:17:26 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and have a great day hugs... Read more

  • Time to get my climb on

    11/30/2015 6:05:12 PM, by TIKITAMI

    The tree is up. When I opened the decorations I saw that many were broken in the move but our angel survived. Yes, I have a paper cup angel wearing gold glitter pants on top of my tree. Doesn't everyone? My oldest daughter made this for me 20 years ago when she broke the one I had, I can't imagine r... Read more

  • Nov. 30-Dec. 6 Workout Schedule

    11/30/2015 10:26:21 AM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - Hydraulic Lower Body Tuesday - 4 Miles, Upper Body Rollercoaster Wednesday - 5 Miles, Blast N Burn Thursday - 4 Miles, Mobility Yoga Friday - Cardio Ball Saturday - 8 Miles, Hydraulic Lower Body Sunday - 2.5 Miles, Meditation Yoga... Read more

  • Nov. 23-29 In Review

    11/30/2015 10:24:54 AM, by MOMIN09

    I got 4 out of 7 days of working out in. I really had no excuses to not get the other days in so I will get up and move this week to get 7 out of 7. I didn't really track anything for food this week due to the holiday week and a lot of meals not really measuring to know exactly how much I had. ... Read more

  • Good News

    11/30/2015 8:53:23 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    And there they preached the gospel. Acts 14:7 "They" refers to Paul and Barnabas, who had been sent out by the Holy Spirit, with the support of the church at Antioch. But what they were doing it is not the work only of apostles, or of pastors. The Greek word translated with the phrase "preached th... Read more

  • Ready for December

    11/30/2015 1:04:50 AM, by CALIFSUE

    Today I sat down and planned the next 7 days of meals. I eat simple, so it isn't that hard to line it up. I think my hardest part is eating on time. My day usually starts between 4 & 5 AM. I have a couple of cups of coffee, check our website to see what's ahead for the day and get ready for the g... Read more

  • In shock

    11/29/2015 3:42:38 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Weighed this morning and was down 8 pounds. I just wanted to break even. I was sick Friday but other than that it was just a normal week. ... Read more

  • Get home safely

    11/29/2015 1:03:37 PM, by TIKITAMI

    A year ago he was driving home. He had bought her the perfect engagement ring. He had just gotten his dream job and was so excited about becoming a dad. He had suggested his favourite names and hoped so much his babies were girls. He wanted girls first and then in a couple of years they could try fo... Read more

  • Making small changes 1 step at a time, my plan

    11/29/2015 3:08:00 AM, by CALIFSUE

    I've been a member of SparkPeople since August of 2007. I love reading the articles, recipe's , exercise tips and personal successes. I have started many challenges and never followed through. The first part of November I was invited to a team to lose 15 pounds by New Years Eve. OK, I'll join, t... Read more

  • Life changing

    11/28/2015 11:53:20 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Jesus saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me. And he left all, rose up, and followed him Luke 5:27-28 Of the twelve apostles, none was a more notorious sinner than Matthew. Publicans (tax collectors) are classified with harlots and heathen by Ma... Read more

  • from my sparkfriend, Cathy's blog---- to dog and cat lovers---

    11/28/2015 11:45:36 AM, by CTUPTON

    The Story of Adam & Eve's Pets Author Unknown, From a forward in e-mail Adam and Eve said, 'Lord, when we were in the garden, you walked with us every day. Now we do not see you anymore. We are lonesome here, and it is difficult for us to remember how much you love us.' And God sai... Read more

  • Goals

    11/28/2015 9:32:23 AM, by LISA0517

    I have joined the Biggest Loser Winter Challenge, and one of the activities for us is to set goals. I like these goals and want to put them here on my blog so I can also report on them here. For me, the most important part is "Do NOT get into an all-or-nothing mindset; these are just goals and steps... Read more

  • The good and he bad

    11/27/2015 7:55:53 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Thanksgiving was great. Family, food and rest. Went over my goal by 1300 calories. Had pumpkin pie and brownies. Did I feel guilty? Not really, I had planned and worked to allow fir the extra calories and the dessert. However, what I didn't plan for is how I would feel the next day. I woke up this m... Read more

  • Could we at least finish dinner first?

    11/27/2015 11:02:55 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Mon. Nov. 30 cataract surgery-first eye. Ugh!

    11/27/2015 10:51:53 AM, by CTUPTON

    So today I started the first med; one drop a day in the right eye for 3 days. oh and face washing daily with an antiseptic soap. I have a friend who will drive me and pick me up and take me the next day for a follow-up appt. chris... Read more

  • Kielbasa Fest!

    11/27/2015 9:51:28 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • I really can't afford to be sick!

    11/27/2015 9:46:08 AM, by CTUPTON

    527 Darn. Now I have the scratchy throat and head congestion and tiredness that DD and DH have! I need all my energy. I can't afford to be laid up! 198 273 chris... Read more

  • cheap cat litter! Yeah!

    11/27/2015 9:43:54 AM, by CTUPTON

    The tractor Supply Store here sells horse bedding which is the same as the pellets I get for cat litter--but much cheaper!!! The bag is huge but so what. chris 240 Hope the cat does not start to think he is a horse! 24... Read more

  • Day after thanksgiving......

    11/27/2015 9:29:44 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • I have so much to be thankful for! chris

    11/26/2015 1:19:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    Hint: zoom up to about 200 times to see this better. (I wish I had written this myself--but I do feel this way.) chris... Read more

  • my game plan for Thanksgiving

    11/26/2015 12:18:22 PM, by LIONESS627

    I just recently joined a Holiday Challenge at my gym, and the goal is to NOT gain or MAINTAIN my weight between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Although there is a non-monetary prize awarded, that was not the reason why I signed up. I've heard that during this time of the year, people can usually... Read more

  • Finding strength

    11/26/2015 12:13:20 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing. Psalm 34:10 Why do you think the psalmist specifies "young" lions? It is for the same reason that Isaiah writes, "even the youths shall faint and be weary" (40:30). There is a vitality and stren... Read more

  • SP article: Why You Should Have an Affair at the Gym!

    11/26/2015 5:43:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    quote from the article: "Am I talking about "50 Shades of Gym"? No, but I have your attention now, right? I'm referring to exercise monogamy: using the same machine, taking the same class, or doing the same strength moves day after day after day. If this sounds like you, then it's time to cheat on ... Read more

  • Disorganized Thanksgiving...

    11/26/2015 5:26:41 AM, by CTUPTON

    I plan to go to water aerobics this morning. Thanksgiving dinner is very, very --unready! Priorities! 237 I preach taking care of us! So I'd better follow my own advice. I have been doing things for hubby and daughter. "My" stuff is impossible to get done now-a-days. Hubby might have a UT... Read more

  • Never alone is a choice

    11/25/2015 8:36:04 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Loneness is a struggle for many people especially during holidays. When we make Jesus our Lord and Savior we have a great promise. We are never alone, when no one else will be around He is and always will be. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they sha... Read more

  • Getting ready

    11/24/2015 10:56:39 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    2 turkeys cooked, 1 spiral ham cooked, pumpkin pie ready. Sweet potatoes, broccoli, asparagus, and salad on hand. 2 days till Thanksgiving and I'm almost ready. I have everything that I need for the family gathering. Also ready mentally, I know what and how much of it I plan to eat. I have set my g... Read more

  • Cleaning a fatty liver so it functions better to lose weight more efficiently. 6 foods to eat:

    11/24/2015 5:56:59 PM, by CTUPTON
    shed-fat-a-doctor-explains by Lori Shemek, Ph.D. is a leading fat cell researche... Read more

  • A year later

    11/24/2015 3:52:08 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I've been doing good this week and then my heart broke in half. I think I just want this one day to be selfish, not think of others and just be sad. The day the police came to my daughter's door to tell her there was an accident will always haunt me. Watching her life fall apart in a blink ... Read more

  • I don't want to be a frog!

    11/24/2015 10:50:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    Frog wants to be anything but a slimy, wet frog. A cat, perhaps. Or a rabbit. An owl? But when a hungry wolf arrivesa wolf who HATES eating frogsour hero decides that maybe "being himself isnt so bad after all." A story of self acceptance. chris... Read more

  • John Lennon quote

    11/23/2015 10:12:14 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • I'll just clean one window...

    11/23/2015 9:42:14 AM, by TIKITAMI

    I'm about to hit the peak of business season, working 10 straight days so I decided to decorate the house this weekend. I have never put up decorations in November before but figured new house, new rules. That and I really, really wanted to. Before putting up anything I noticed the living r... Read more

  • Nov. 23-29 Workout Schedule

    11/23/2015 9:01:07 AM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - Upper Body Rollercoaster Tuesday - Santa Scamper (1 mile), 3 more miles, Cardio Ball Wednesday - 4 Miles, Hydraulic Lower Body Thursday - Turkey Trot (5 Miles), Mobility Yoga Friday - Upper Body Rollercoaster Saturday - 8 Miles, Cardio Ball Sunday - 2.5 Miles, ... Read more

  • Nov. 16-22 In Review

    11/23/2015 8:59:20 AM, by MOMIN09

    I only got 1 day in over the week. This was due to my sciatic nerve acting up. It is better now but for a few days it was really painful. I will be getting back into my workouts this week. I tried to keep my calories in range, but there was Widows Weekend in there so I didn't log anything over ... Read more

  • Who do you want to be like?

    11/23/2015 7:47:13 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Maybe like me you have heard a pastor or teacher of Gods word say we need to be more like Jesus and have wondered in what way? Well I think He gives us the answer; "Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man". Luke 2:52 This statement is a summary of eighteen years in J... Read more

  • Trying to stay focused....

    11/23/2015 5:56:29 AM, by LIONESS627

    I have gone through a LOT since my last blog entry, but the hardest part for me was losing my four legged companion, Tyson, who crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge three months ago. She was only 3 years old, but she really kept me motivated to move. I enjoyed riding my bike with her (as long as it ... Read more

  • Looking forward to a new challenge

    11/22/2015 7:12:29 PM, by SASSYBLONDE69

    Going to be learning how to make hairpin lace in the near future. I think I want to start with the scarf, but I do want to work my way up to the sweater. ... Read more

  • Trusting God

    11/22/2015 4:57:25 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    This morning I preached a message on 1 Thess. 5:18. In all things give thanks. Sometimes that is hard to do. Less than 3 hours after the message I would find myself in a situation of wondering what do I give thanks for in this situation? My granddaughter cut her leg open about 8 inches long and deep... Read more

  • Chart for thawing a frozen turkey. Several methods...And, a link to more info!

    11/22/2015 4:25:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    Turkey Thawing Time in the Refrigerator (40 degrees F): Approximately 24 hours per 5 pounds Whole Turkey Weight Thawing Time 8 to 12 lbs 1 to 2 days 12 to 16 lbs 2 to 3 days 16 to 20 lbs 3 to 4 days 20 to 24 lbs 4 to 5 days Turkey Thawing Time in Cold Water: Approximately 3... Read more

  • I am not a bully. Well....

    11/22/2015 10:50:54 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • So true!

    11/22/2015 10:15:33 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Chew on this for awhile.......

    11/22/2015 10:10:03 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Cuteness Overload

    11/21/2015 9:54:15 PM, by SASSYBLONDE69

    My little buddies modelling a first attempt at a pattern. ... Read more

  • Finding the power you need

    11/21/2015 1:48:39 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might Ephesians 6:10 Paul Is reminding us of exactly where all true and lasting strength comes from. He is saying to you, "Turn your eyes away from your problems and place them on the Almighty." Perhaps you do not have the strength to tackle the huge ch... Read more

  • Atkins... oh drat--carbs are creeping into my day! Horrors!

    11/21/2015 7:07:27 AM, by CTUPTON

    We are going in to our 4th week of attempting Atkins. I am finding I sneak some carby things. a pear a GNU fiber Bar Oh no--where will it stop.... Read more

  • I wrote to the wheelchair repair company. We'll see if I get an answer.

    11/21/2015 6:59:58 AM, by CTUPTON

    I can't blame the original company. But I sure do blame the company that bought them out: National Mobility I think it is called. I am thinking of notifying one of those media people who might publicize this. chris... Read more

  • Have you heard?

    11/20/2015 7:07:06 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    “Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord.” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭8:33-35‬ ‭ It's not enough to just hear about Jes... Read more

  • Rock climbing good, running not so much and sitting is evil

    11/19/2015 4:49:41 PM, by TIKITAMI

    I've been trying to find what I can and shouldn't do while my tail bone heals. I've learned a couple of things. Rock climbing is fine, as long a I don't fall again. It doesn't put pressure on my body and I love when I'm climbing the wall. There is no pain afterwards, just happy sweaty jo... Read more

  • What's your goal for thanksgiving

    11/19/2015 4:47:28 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    How will you do this year? In the past I would consume 4000 plus calories the Sunday before thanksgiving at church and the same again on thanksgiving. This year I'm planning to stay under 2500 on each of those days. I will be comfortable and able to do a workout, not over full and miserable. How abo... Read more

  • Fixing a wheelchair should not be this much of a hassle!

    11/19/2015 3:35:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    We used to have great service but the last 6 months have been just frustrating. I just found out the original company has been bought out by a national company. I was told they have 200 people waiting for repairs! This means all those poor (handicapped) people are frustrated. Some of them have to be... Read more

  • Patience is a virtue

    11/19/2015 1:10:37 PM, by NDHUNTRESS

    Or so I keep telling myself. I have been working on tabling my frustration over insurance as I know there is no other way around this. I am working on preparing my family for this major change in my life. I am also working on learning to chew really really well. I had a minor set back in t... Read more

  • Evaluation of Progress. Re-evaluation of Small Steps

    11/19/2015 12:36:34 PM, by KATRICK528

    I was doing good for a few weeks. I went over for 2 weeks, and started to slow down to not burn out. Then last week I got sick. On thursday, I stopped walking, I stopped tracking food and water, I stopped stretching in the morning. I did not start to feel better until Sunday. Monday, I did 1 wa... Read more

  • 20 questions to ask your parents..... I'd better get prepared if DD starts asking me

    11/18/2015 6:35:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    As adults, so many of us don't ask enough about our parents. Yet there's no better way to become closer to a person, even if you've known her all your life. has gathered the questions that our elder care experts and editors would most like to ask their own parents. Try them out for you... Read more

  • Long, long ago I had a tremendous weight loss by going to WW

    11/18/2015 5:56:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    I lost 89 lbs in less than a year. 9 Now I am lucky if I lose 10 lb in a year. 24 WW had just started (around 1960 I think). It was new having people e there to share weight loss stories with. The meeting leaders were excited. My Mom and I did it together and she did most of the cooking. We w... Read more

  • Still sick, but...

    11/18/2015 3:56:53 PM, by SASSYBLONDE69

    So, I'm still suffering from a lung infection. Having an autoimmune disease makes everything worse. Put on makeup to try and make myself feel better. It worked! Not bad for 46! ... Read more

  • an SP link to find shoes that end foot pain

    11/18/2015 1:07:24 PM, by CTUPTON
    +Comfortable+Shoes+That+Actually+Relieve+F I have ... Read more

  • Regeneration

    11/18/2015 11:46:35 AM, by LISA0517

    465 I love fall. I especially love the trees of fall. I love watching the trees adorn themselves with the color of fire. Red, yellow, gold, rust, purple. And then I love watching them shed their opulent beauty without a shred of remorse. Their gorgeous leaves turn brown, and then drift to the ... Read more

  • 2015 Summer Biggest Loser Challenge Blurb

    11/18/2015 11:17:35 AM, by LISA0517

    Although I didn't make it through the summer biggest loser challenge, I like what I wrote for my page for the challenge, about being like a Diamond, so I am saving it here. 30 2015 Summer Biggest Loser Challenge - Diamond Team June 10 through August 19 Diamonds are formed at high tempe... Read more

  • When I need a chuckle, I will check out this cute bird video! Hm..I think I will now!

    11/18/2015 5:04:11 AM, by CTUPTON
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  • Planning, Planning, Planning

    11/17/2015 8:48:43 AM, by SHELLYMCPHAIL

    Well, you look at your calendar for the week and think, this is not so bad. I can stay on my plan because I will have control over my meal preparation. Ha, that was so funny! So far I have something every night this week so creating something on my plan is becoming difficult. I am good with my morni... Read more

  • Serving others

    11/17/2015 7:45:52 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. John 13:14 What a shocking scene this is! Even the disciples, who had watched Jesus touch lepers and heal cripples and eat with sinners, were unprepared for this parting command and example. Pet... Read more

  • The cookie evolution

    11/16/2015 11:00:06 PM, by TIKITAMI

    Oh it's that time of year! CHRISTMAS BAKING TIME! I remember the first Christmas I spent here. (Yes I've been on SP long enough that I actually have a "first Christmas" here.) I decided that cookies were fine, have a bite throw the rest out. The first bite tastes the best anyway so I'm no... Read more

  • Nov. 16-22 Workout Schedule

    11/16/2015 12:38:29 PM, by MOMIN09

    Monday - Cardio Ball Tuesday - 3 Miles, Hydraulic Lower Body Wednesday - 5 Miles, Upper Body Rollercoaster Thursday - 3 Miles, Mobility Yoga, Bowling Friday - Cardio Ball Saturday - 7 Miles, Hydraulic Lower Body Sunday - 2.5 Miles, Meditation Yoga... Read more

  • Nov. 9-15 In Review

    11/16/2015 12:36:48 PM, by MOMIN09

    I got 4 out of 7 days of working out in. I was pretty good throughout the week with my calories. Over the weekend was a different story. I continue to work on this area and just need to have more willpower on the weekends when there are more choices due to being home more. I gained 3.6 pou... Read more

  • Not Feeling Well (possible tmi)

    11/16/2015 9:36:43 AM, by KATRICK528

    Last Thursday, I woke up with pain coming and going in my abdomen. My first thought was "great, changing birth control brought back visits from mother nature"... except there was no blood. It was so intense, I could not get out of bed and I stayed home. Friday, I went in to work because I had a... Read more

  • How do you start your day?

    11/16/2015 7:18:18 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    What's the first thing you do in the morning? Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33 Life can often seem very complicated. Career decisions, family dynamics, academic ambitions, every area and issue of life has its ow... Read more

  • Converted another one

    11/15/2015 8:56:31 PM, by TIKITAMI

    My son came with me rock climbing today, it was great to finally get him out! Just like the rest of us it took one time to get him hooked and I have another climbing buddy. Today I got to tie my own ropes and started learning the harder climbs. I'm not ready to go back to bouldering yet, I want t... Read more

  • How much calcium is in the human body? SP trivia question.

    11/15/2015 12:45:18 PM, by CTUPTON

    Calcium is present in the body in greater amounts that any other mineral. Calcium builds strong bones in both length and density and is vital to the formation of teeth. There is about 2 - 3 pounds of calcium in the body, mostly concentrated in the bones and teeth. That is a lot of calciu... Read more

  • Possible jobs for my Myers Briggs Personality type.. food for thoyght (but I am 68 now!)

    11/15/2015 9:42:04 AM, by CTUPTON

    Well-- I was a teacher for over 40 years. Hmmm.... maybe Social Worker would have been a better fit. Or a forest ranger!!! 40 Possible Careers Paths for ISFJ: Interior Decorator Designer Firefighter Nurse Business Manager Office Manager Administ... Read more

  • Me--Meyers Briggs... food for thought!

    11/15/2015 9:37:43 AM, by CTUPTON

    ISFJs generally have the following traits: Large, rich inner store of information that they have gathered Highly observant and aware of people's feelings and reactions Excellent memory for details that are important to them Very in-tune with their surroundings - excellent sense of... Read more

  • More Meyers Briggs info--more scientific--not just the funny categories.

    11/15/2015 9:27:22 AM, by CTUPTON

    I seem to be a "Sidekick!" ISFJ 24 according to the last blog showing funny interpretations of this! "Doesn't need much meaning in life, just a person (or baby or pet or car) to spend all their time ministering to. " Remember--I am a caregiver for almost 10 years now. I was a teacher for over 40 ... Read more

  • Myers Briggs for fun

    11/15/2015 1:25:08 AM, by CTUPTON

    MBTI Type Descriptions (Funny) ENFJ: "Busybody" Life's backseat drivers. They seem to know just what's wrong with everybody else's life and have a plan to fix it. INFJ: "Messiah" Characterized by the burning desire to change the world, which desperately needs everyone to be NF. ENFP: "Muck... Read more

  • One Pot Atkins meals--with the link fixed! : )

    11/14/2015 7:39:56 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • The Peace Crane Project

    11/14/2015 5:25:40 PM, by CTUPTON
    / No, it won't solve all the world's problems but it does make people conscious of other cultures and hopefully brings people together .chris... Read more

  • How to treat others

    11/14/2015 11:31:16 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy James 3:17 When we become embittered or angry with another person, even a spouse or a fellow church member, we can justify a great v... Read more

  • Back at it

    11/13/2015 7:28:09 PM, by KUNGFUFIGHTER

    I am happy to say back to good habits and healthy choices! This has been the one site that has allowed me to track things and stay motivated through all the positive post people share. So why stop what has worked before! So I am back at it. It is always amazing to track what I am eating more than ... Read more

  • Do you know of a group on facebook related to creating peace in our broken world?

    11/13/2015 6:14:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    I found a few but some have mixed messages. I'd like something to regularly show up on my facebook page to encourage us to be kind to each other and have the ripple effect of promoting world peace. Not another Christmas holiday season totally spoiled by our people going off to war! chris... Read more

  • a little background about the 3 youths in fire --Bible story

    11/13/2015 5:15:04 PM, by CTUPTON
    dnego I am sorry but I was not at all familiar with this story. chris so I had to look it up... Read more

  • games to help you increase happiness

    11/13/2015 4:59:27 PM, by CTUPTON
    p_microsegment_F_35plus&c2=fbnf I am checking this out. I guess Katey Curic spoke about it. chris... Read more

  • book: The Shack.... led me to .....

    11/13/2015 4:49:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been reading this. It obviously can be "preachy." But it is OK. It made me start thinking about what I learned as a kid from my family relationships . I was the first girl after 3 boys. Yes, I was Daddy's favorite. I had no idea till a couple of years ago that my brother's did not h... Read more


    11/13/2015 10:31:47 AM, by CTUPTON

    Top 10 Sayings Of Biblical Mothers 10. Samson! Get your hand out of that lion. You dont know where its been! (Judges 14:5-8) 9. David! I told you not to play in the house with that sling! Go practice your harp. We pay good money for those lessons! 8. Abraham! Stop wandering aroun... Read more

  • If you like Bible jokes--the link actually has some better ones.

    11/13/2015 10:26:58 AM, by CTUPTON

    Bible Jokes Q. What kind of man was Boaz before he married Ruth? A. Ruthless. _____ 198 Q. What do they call pastors in Germany? A. German Shepherds. _____ Q. Who was the greatest financier in the Bible? A. Noah. He was floating his stock while everyone else was in liquidation. _____... Read more

  • Giving thanks

    11/13/2015 6:53:51 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Gratitude By [Jesus] therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. Hebrews 13:15 First thing that jumped off the page at me this morning was this; it is a "sacrifice of praise." Yes even when things are not going our... Read more

  • Sometimes you just gotta climb

    11/12/2015 3:16:23 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This week has been CRAZY busy. Let me post a bit of a conversation I had with just one new hire, times that by 200 and then you'll understand what I mean by CRAZY. New hire: Can I have Friday off? Me: No, you a quiz on Friday. New Hire: Can I have half the day off? Me: No, it's an all... Read more

  • Run again?

    11/12/2015 11:28:54 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    It's been 5 years since the last time I did any running. To be exact, it was the 2010 Chicago marathon. After that I have had knee surgery, back surgery, and 2 hernia repairs. I gained 150 pounds over those years and the doctors told me I wouldn't run again. In May I decided they were wrong and bega... Read more

  • The Bible says....

    11/12/2015 9:52:08 AM, by CTUPTON

    Answers Given in a Bible Knowledge TestBible Jokes. Funny biblical jokes 1.The first book of the Bible is Guinness's. In the book of Guinness Adam and Eve were created from an apple 2.Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree. Noah's wife was Joan of the Ark. Noah built the ark and the an... Read more

  • Getting a hair dryer through customs...

    11/12/2015 9:41:29 AM, by CTUPTON

    A distinguished young woman on a flight from Switzerland asked the Priest beside her, "Father, may I ask a favor?" "Of course. What may I do for you?" "Well, I bought an expensive woman's electronic hair dryer for my mother's birthday. The dryer is unopened and well over the Customs limits; and... Read more

  • More sleep issues

    11/12/2015 6:54:28 AM, by PIPPAGREY

    Well, still not getting enough sleep most nights. It's partly because I'm really busy, and partly because I've got to get up before 6am which I haven't had to do on a regular basis for over 20 years. Add in that I've always been a night owl and I find it incredibly hard to study when other people ar... Read more

  • Holiday Poem Generator

    11/11/2015 6:22:17 PM, by CTUPTON
    rd/holiday-poem-generator.php Please let us know what poems you make. chris My poem: thanksgiving abundant foods pie grunts happiness stuffed togetherness love Thanksgiving Day 2015 ... Read more

  • Done with pre-op exam for cataract surgery, Nov. 30.

    11/11/2015 6:16:33 PM, by CTUPTON

    I passed this hurdle... chris 43... Read more

  • from Sandra2Bfit--I love this!!!

    11/11/2015 5:47:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    don't know WHY I didn't figure this out sooner!!!! ...It's the shampoo I use in the shower! When I wash my hair, the shampoo runs down my whole body, and (duh!) printed very clearly on the shampoo label is this warning , "FOR EXTRA VOLUME AND BODY." ..... Read more

  • 2BDYNAMIC Blogs! Wow! Need a push--read these blogs! Oh my!

    11/11/2015 5:06:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    These blogs are very inspiring! I should be reading them daily! chris... Read more

  • Date and Theater food venting

    11/11/2015 12:10:21 PM, by KATRICK528

    I have been talking with this guy I met on a dating site for about a week now. We decided to meet up and go to a movie last night. We have almost texted daily. We met up around 5:15pm, and movie was set to start at 6:30pm. We sat around and talked until we were able to go into the theater. ... Read more

  • Starting right

    11/11/2015 6:42:58 AM, by PASTORJEFF2

    Kings of the earth, and all people...young men, and maidens; old men, and children: let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent. Psalm 148:11-13 Our Lord is always worthy of every person's praise and service and trust. Perhaps you have excused yourself from whole-hear... Read more

  • followup to asserting yourself-- about saying no to food offers

    11/10/2015 4:33:01 PM, by CTUPTON
    ?blog_id=6028586 304 304 for this wonderful blog! chris... Read more

  • Sometimes our heads just aren't there yet even if the scale is

    11/10/2015 4:16:06 PM, by TIKITAMI

    All summer I sat on a plateau, it didn't really bother me. I gained back a few pounds at the start of the fall, didn't bother me at all. I just shrugged and knew it would come off since there was no reason for it to be there. This past week I started losing again and dropped below my plateau w... Read more

  • Lessen holiday stress by stating my own needs. Others sure do tell me their needs!

    11/10/2015 3:03:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    30 not 39 429 and 446 and 198 family disagreements... Read more

  • I should not have looked at the Panara "muffie" page!

    11/10/2015 2:43:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    Such beautiful, colorful photos of delicious-looking baked goods! I did find out what a "muffie" is. Seems to be like the top of a huge muffin. the top is everyone's favorite part anyway. I advise you not to look. chris... Read more

  • Well doing

    11/10/2015 12:16:48 PM, by PASTORJEFF2

    “For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:”. 1 Peter‬ ‭2:15‬ ‭KJV‬‬ As I read this verse a thought came to me this morning. As Christians we complain about a lot of things that the lost world does. Just one example is the Sta... Read more

  • I Think I See a Change

    11/10/2015 12:01:26 PM, by SHELLYMCPHAIL

    I do not officially weigh and measure until Thursday, but I think I already see a difference since taking the supplement. When I first take it, I do feel a little jittery, but my mood is great and yesterday, I was practically dancing on the treadmill while listening to disco through my headphones. A... Read more