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  • Thursday

    10/19/2017 12:42:16 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sending love light joy and happiness hugs... Read more

  • Happy Hump day

    10/18/2017 12:30:02 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sending light and love to all hugs... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 10/18/17

    10/18/2017 12:08:10 AM, by JVANAM

    Fitness needs to be perceived as fun and games or we subconsciously avoid it. - Alan Thicke... Read more

  • Ending the year strong

    10/17/2017 6:42:16 PM, by -SUGARKISSES-

    Hello Spark Friends! 213 524 I've been having some money issues lately, but after finally getting caught back up, I am able to get WiFi up and running again. I also had some computer troubles too, but I was able to get my desktop computer working again. Anyhow, it's good to be back! Eve... Read more

  • Tuesday

    10/17/2017 9:53:47 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    # VEGAS STRONG have a blessed day... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 10/17/17

    10/17/2017 12:44:48 AM, by JVANAM

    Love me when I least deserve it, because that's when I really need it. - Swedish Proverb... Read more

  • October Midpoint

    10/16/2017 4:41:47 PM, by LOPEYP

    Well I just realized that I have not blogged in a month. 24 What have I been doing? I am doing well. Trying to ramp up my exercise again. Had been doing well with ST and then tapered off a bit. Back to try and hit my goal of 3x this week. My food is mostly on track but I am still having off days ... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 10/16/17

    10/16/2017 2:41:59 PM, by JVANAM

    We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks- if we agree with him. - Mark Twain... Read more

  • First 7 mile race

    10/15/2017 6:13:47 PM, by TIKITAMI

    7 miles. It really didn't seem like a big deal until I was standing at the starting line getting waiting for the countdown to start. What on earth am I thinking?! 7 miles. I have never run this far, sure I've run 2 10.6K races, but this is an extra .5K and that may not sound like much but r... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 10/15/17

    10/15/2017 2:07:57 PM, by JVANAM

    If you think you can, or you think you can't, you're probably right. - Henry Ford... Read more

  • Gods Day

    10/14/2017 11:57:38 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a blessed day sending light love joy and some happiness to all hugs... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 10/14/17

    10/14/2017 2:15:47 AM, by JVANAM

    When you think you're out of time, smile, and turn back the clock. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie... Read more

  • I choose to believe...

    10/13/2017 8:18:56 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Why am I dreaming night after night?

    10/13/2017 1:00:00 PM, by CTUPTON

    At least I mean I am remembering the dreams and waking up while dreaming. This is unusual for me. It has been happening for maybe 5 nights now. What is going on? I wake up as if I have slept very deeply. But a psychiatrist once told me dreams happen when we are sleeping lighter, not when ... Read more

  • 100 DAYS to do list progress: Some signs are printed and posted-I sure hope these work!

    10/13/2017 11:51:45 AM, by CTUPTON

    SOME-- 41 PRINTED AND POSTED --to remind myself to actually DO the behaviors I need to do! Summary DAY 100 This is how I live List the Behaviors 195 that "speak to me" and add how I will remember 104 to do each one: Even setting up to actually DO 40 this list will ta... Read more

  • Gotta go shopping first --before tackling homemade granola!

    10/13/2017 10:29:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    Note: the whole recipe is in a previous blog of mine! SO I NEED TO GO SHOPPING FIRST! 341 198 I don't seem to have these ingredients: 1 cup mixture --the main sweetner--maple syrup or brown sugar or honey or a mixture of these unsalted butter 4 cups nuts and seeds... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 10/13/17

    10/13/2017 4:54:51 AM, by JVANAM

    To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to leave the world a better place, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, this is to have succeeded. - Ralph Waldo Emerson... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 10/12/17

    10/12/2017 4:17:19 PM, by JVANAM

    You are what you think you are. - Bob Richards... Read more

  • Making My Way Back to the Right Path

    10/12/2017 2:54:16 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Like many others, when I journal I do better. I am doing my 100 DWL (Day 5) and the daily weigh ins help me feel accountable for my daily decisions. Today I tried on jeans I haven't worn for a few months and I could not button them. Yikes! That's a loud scream for self help! Last night I was cr... Read more

  • I tried this on boneless chicken--excellent!

    10/12/2017 2:00:56 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Thursday

    10/12/2017 11:31:59 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Prayers and light to all hugs... Read more

  • Homemade granola--adapt as you need to, of course

    10/12/2017 11:01:06 AM, by CTUPTON

    Yield: 10 cups granola 40 Well, I won't make that much! chris How to Make Granola Prep: 5 minutes 20 Cook: 40 minutes 198 Total: 45 minutes Homemade granola is so easy to make (seriously, it takes all of five minutes from pantry to oven 4 ), and it’s ... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 10/11/17

    10/11/2017 12:54:15 AM, by JVANAM

    Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, "What! You too? I thought I was the only one." - C. S. Lewis... Read more

  • A doctor's recipe for Breakfast: Thawed frozen fruit, chasews, no sugar yogurt

    10/10/2017 8:33:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    A doctor's 273 recipe for a healthy breakfast. OK I like this. Chris In fact I have been buying bags of frozen berries. I have not thought of making it my breakfast. But I could. The doctor said this: This is literally my breakfast sitting on my desk. Why is this a heal... Read more

  • I Can Do This!!!

    10/10/2017 9:26:58 AM, by TMA1913

    521 Sometimes you have to remind yourself...."I Can Do This! Check out today's motivational message! ... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 10/10/17

    10/10/2017 7:47:29 AM, by JVANAM

    Well-being is making its way to you at all times. If you will relax and find a way to allow it, it will be your experience. - Abraham... Read more

  • Tuesday

    10/10/2017 12:54:09 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    We started a few of the funerals here in Las vegas am deeply saddened by the senseless loss of life sending light and love... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 10/9/17

    10/9/2017 5:02:24 PM, by JVANAM

    You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can. - Jimmy Carter... Read more

  • Yeah! Last day ........of 100 Days of Weight Loss book

    10/9/2017 11:40:34 AM, by CTUPTON

    Summary DAY 100 This is how I live List the Behaviors 195 that "speak to me" and add how I will remember 104 to do each one: Even setting up to actually DO 40 this list will take days to type signs 17 and set reminders around and set up the measurement devices, etc. So I have wor... Read more

  • New week

    10/8/2017 11:21:57 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Thank you to all our heroes who helped in the mass shooting you are appreciated and loved... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 10/8/17

    10/8/2017 1:34:12 AM, by JVANAM

    The first wealth is health. - Ralph Waldo Emerson... Read more

  • God day

    10/7/2017 11:38:29 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Trying to get back into a normal pace this murderer really got to me sending love and light to all prayers for the blessed brave men and women who were killed last Sunday you are heroes love and peace... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 10/7/17

    10/7/2017 6:38:29 PM, by JVANAM

    Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie... Read more

  • I Will No Longer Be a Prisoner to My Bad Habits

    10/7/2017 3:31:20 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Each day I will be mindful of my actions and question each one. Am I doing the action out of habit? Is it a good habit or a bad habit? What should I do better? Am I willing to start the change today? This morning the scale was a stark reminder that I have to get moving more and eati... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 10/6/17

    10/6/2017 10:51:48 PM, by JVANAM

    Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. - Peter F. Drucker... Read more

  • Back with a plan... This is long overdue.

    10/6/2017 9:55:23 PM, by ALYSSABELLE1027

    It's been years since I have blogged here. The last time I was here I was backpedaling a little, but nothing huge. I actually felt as though I was too "busy" for Sparkpeople and pretty much had left this platform, which had helped me achieve my goals before! I got an email recently that made me ... Read more

  • Very, very gross zombie eatables for parties.

    10/6/2017 4:26:21 PM, by CTUPTON
    pe-zombie-apocalypse-party chris... Read more

  • Virgin Mobile Poor Customer Service Rant

    10/5/2017 9:52:09 PM, by BACCSURFS

    Today I lost my phone service and my phone number of 30 years. No notice just gone. I was told when I called there was nothing they could do my plan was discontinued and my number deactivated. They said they have been informing customers via their social media outlets. I don't follow VirginMobil... Read more

  • October 4, 2017

    10/5/2017 8:22:47 PM, by BNDGDRGN88

    Keep wanting to give up. Scratch that. I keep feeling like giving up. I don't want to give up. Otherwise my hard work so far would of been for nothing and a waste. So I keep trying to make more progress. I once lost a lot of weight. But gained it and more back after my last pregnancy. Twins, and on... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 10/3/17

    10/5/2017 6:23:17 PM, by JVANAM

    Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. - Helen Keller... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 10/4/17

    10/4/2017 4:33:07 PM, by JVANAM

    Don't dream it, be it. - the movie Rocky Horror Picture Show... Read more

  • Hump day

    10/4/2017 12:38:05 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    I am safe not so much for some of my friends we are devastated here by the shooting but we are a loving community and we will be stronger it is with a heavy heartbroken heart and tears that I ask for you to pray for us in Las Vegas Thank you... Read more

  • A book worth reading if you don't mind lots of detail and some grotesque stuff.

    10/3/2017 2:11:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    The devil in the White City by Erik Larson 2003 A detailed description of how the 1893 "world's fair" came into being. But added to this is the history of the serial murderer Henry Holmes. I knew nothing of this world fair and really nothing about the serial killer, H. Holmes. There is lo... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 10/3/17

    10/3/2017 1:40:57 PM, by JVANAM

    When you are reluctant to change, think of the beauty of autumn. - V. B. Brown... Read more

  • Hey remember that time...

    10/2/2017 9:57:45 PM, by TIKITAMI

    My husband has finally started hiking with me again, it's been months since he came willingly. I was happy and suggested just an easy hike in the hills by our house. When we got to the 1.5K mark I suggested we turn around. He hasn't been out for a long time and I didn't want to break him. H... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 10/2/17

    10/2/2017 3:37:59 PM, by JVANAM

    You're standing on the threshold of success. Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy. - the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo... Read more

  • 2500 workout minutes

    10/1/2017 6:32:48 PM, by TIKITAMI

    When I started September I was excited about the hiking group I had joined up with. It was put on by my favourite trainers and there were morning and evening hikes available. Then I got the first email to let us know where the meeting place would be for the first hike. That's when I found out what I... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 10/1/17

    10/1/2017 2:02:58 PM, by JVANAM

    Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. - Confucius... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 9/30/17

    9/30/2017 7:05:27 PM, by JVANAM

    You only live once - but if you work it right, once is enough. - Joe E. Lewis... Read more

  • What to do with my old (handicap) van thaey won't take in trade?

    9/30/2017 10:51:23 AM, by CTUPTON

    He'd give me $400 for it and then junk it and get his $400 back. 39 He said the frame is rotted and that is very common. His fixing that before reselling would be $3000 and then he'd sell the car for almost the same price. So he did not want to bother with it. He would take it as I sai... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 9/28/17

    9/29/2017 7:30:34 PM, by JVANAM

    I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. - Arthur Rubinstein... Read more

  • Yesterday's appointments did not go so well. Darn

    9/29/2017 7:31:12 AM, by CTUPTON

    The appts. did not go so well. The hygienist cleaned only half my teeth-the uppers. I have to go back to get the bottom teeth done. But now it is hard to find another day to go. Things are in good shape, thank God. But we have not seen a dentist in a year because of the move. Then, we wen... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 9/28/17

    9/28/2017 3:20:40 PM, by JVANAM

    The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. - Henny Youngman You can have no dominion greater or less than that over yourself. - Leonardo da Vinci... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 9/27/17

    9/27/2017 3:04:44 PM, by JVANAM

    You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. - Richard Bach... Read more

  • Mind mapping for my writing group...

    9/27/2017 12:45:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    I added images to the last blog. go check them out. I did not make those mind maps. This is one mind map I made to brainstorm to help me pick a topic for my writing sample. chris ... Read more

  • Webbing or mind mapping to brainstorm befor writing my homework for the writing group.

    9/27/2017 12:30:19 PM, by CTUPTON This shows how colorful a mind map can be. And, "The great thing about mind mapping is that you can put your ideas down in any order, as soon as they pop into your head. You are not constrained by thinking in order. Simply, throw out any and all ideas, then worry ... Read more

  • New Challenge Starts Oct. 7th & Living It Already

    9/26/2017 1:48:41 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Exercise - yesterday I did zumba and yoga. The yoga was more difficult that I anticipated but all the more reason to do. I need to work on my flexibility. Diet - I made 2 gallons of hamburger soup with a small amount of hamburger and a large amount of fresh vegetables and lentils. I have to gi... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 9/25/17

    9/25/2017 4:04:25 PM, by JVANAM

    I can resist everything except temptation. - Oscar Wilde... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 9/24/17

    9/24/2017 5:51:15 PM, by JVANAM

    Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly. - Rose Franken... Read more

  • *Fall 5% Challenge - Preparing for Success With Exercise & Diet & Trailer!

    9/24/2017 1:10:27 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This morning I am working on my personal action plan for success. During the challenge I will be on vacation in Hawaii for 17 days so I have to be flexible and have 2 sets of plans for success. 1 - 2017 Fall 5% Exercise Commitment - I will aim for consistency Exercise - 10,000 daily steps... Read more

  • Limited vision

    9/23/2017 6:03:17 PM, by MARJIMAC63

    This week's assignment for BLC 35 is to create a vision board. I thought --I thought--that once upon a time SparkPeople had a vision board maker. If it still does, I sure as heck couldn't find it. So I went out on the web to find one, which took far longer than I thought it would. No side trip... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 9/23/17

    9/23/2017 4:26:27 PM, by JVANAM

    All things at first appear difficult. - Chinese proverb... Read more

  • Getting Close

    9/23/2017 12:39:57 PM, by LASARRE

    I am now about 4 months past hip surgery and almost 2 months since shoulder surgery. Recovery has been slow, but I’m getting there. I am up to 7500 steps a day, back on Elliptical, Treadmill and bike. I go to PT twice a week and Pilates twice a week. Doctor said I should be cleared to ride Mid Octo... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 9/22/17 - Autumnal Equinox

    9/22/2017 1:50:39 PM, by JVANAM

    “No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.” ― John Donne... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 9/21/17

    9/21/2017 6:17:20 PM, by JVANAM

    You must do the thing which you think you cannot do. - Eleanor Roosevelt... Read more

  • Calculate your target heart rate using SP calculator

    9/21/2017 7:54:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    itness_articles.asp?id=1596 How It Works To accurately measure your resting heart rate: Count your pulse on your wrist (radial pulse) or on the side of your neck (carotid pulse)—prior to getting ou... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 9/20/17

    9/20/2017 10:18:51 AM, by JVANAM

    Simply do your best. - don Miguel Ruiz... Read more

  • I enjoyed these graphics

    9/20/2017 2:14:40 AM, by CTUPTON
    yEHuczYESZgFxNFrP3_1KhIJwZ... Read more

  • The meaning (s) of life

    9/20/2017 1:48:31 AM, by CTUPTON

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