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  • Meet Java, my walking buddy!

    12/18/2014 9:29:18 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Yesterday Java was a good girl and got her bathroom procedures done outdoors while we walked around... So later we went to the post office and then I surprised her with a visit to PetSmart to get her a new collar. We also had a $5 coupon that I had gotten a week or so ago, from buying her big bag of... Read more

  • A Day vs A Year

    12/17/2014 2:26:21 PM, by KATBWIN

    We tend to overestimate what we can do in an average day but underestimate what can be done over the course of a year.[Chris Guillebeau] Looking at a whole year in review, you may be surprised at everything you’ve accomplished. ... Read more

  • Running against the wind.

    12/13/2014 12:03:47 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    yup it's true...so in as much as I was kind of mentally beating my self up regarding NOT being able to run a full 20 minutes, well...the story goes like this: Yesterday I went on week 6 day 2 run of my C25K. California is in th... Read more

  • Commitment vs Interest Quote

    12/11/2014 2:25:00 PM, by KATBWIN

    Think about it-- are you interested in losing weight and gaining a healthier lifestyle or are you committed?... Read more

  • Finding our time rambles.

    12/8/2014 11:48:31 AM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    It finally rained in California. by rain, I mean a LOT. My husband and I were looking at the poor excuse I call a garden this year and I sighed "I need to make it pretty, but alas I just need to find the time" My husband, in his sweet niavity, states "well, you would have more time if you ... Read more

  • Happy Sabbath!!

    12/5/2014 10:56:16 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Happy Sabbath! http://lifehopeandtruth.
    com/share/ ... Read more

  • I hate my bestie right now

    12/4/2014 11:11:40 AM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    well, I haven't been running every day as I'd like to do, BUT I have been running 3x a week as the Couch to 5K program shows AND I'm on week 5 day 2 which is a full 8 minute run...day three terrifies me...a full 20 minute run!! gasp!!! I'm trying to get the bad mojo out of my head to repeat this ... Read more

  • Day 2

    12/4/2014 8:58:14 AM, by ARROW283

    I've been having some stomach issues since having my last baby 7 months ago. I was finally referred to a GI specialist this week and they believe that my loss of 38 lb and several other symptoms I've been having along with the stomach problem might be a result of thyroid issues. The doctor took a T... Read more

  • Starting Over

    12/3/2014 12:30:19 PM, by ARROW283

    Oh boy, starting over is never easy. My heaviest weight was 245lb and I am now 207lb. After having a baby 7 months ago, I've managed to lose that weight. Eating was difficult while being pregnant. I stayed sick most of the pregnancy so I ended up losing weight instead of gaining as the 9 months we... Read more

  • SP recipe Robust Turkey Vegetable Soup-for Left Over Turkey

    11/30/2014 12:37:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    I boiled the turkey bones for stock and then made this soup! I saved the recipe to my SP recipe collection. I will make this a tradition! chris ... Read more

  • Various links and thoughts...

    11/29/2014 11:36:15 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I need to pay attention to my total sugar values - read labels etc - even "healthy foods" have too much sugar!! http://www.independent.c
    o.uk/news/people/that-suga
    r-film-director-damon-game
    ua-receives-shocking-diagn
    osis-after-going-on-health
    y-sugar-diet-for-just-60-day... Read more

  • Spark People Activity Tracker seems to be half price now!

    11/27/2014 7:34:25 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/27/2014 11:05:21 AM, by KATBWIN

    "Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day." -- Robert Caspar Lintner May you find many things to be thanksful on this day and the days after.... Read more

  • Cool colored bands in icebergs

    11/26/2014 4:36:49 PM, by CTUPTON

    The following link has a few more: blog.seattlepi.com/art/2
    008/06/18/iceberg-color-th
    eory/ ... Read more

  • Searching online for a sparkpage background....oops!

    11/26/2014 4:27:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    I did a few searches for images for my holiday sparkpage . I tried these searches: wreathes, Christmas flower arrangements, snow jewels, snow flakes, and finally purple snow flakes. That one got me a surprise! Apparently "Purple... Read more

  • Laugh at the snow!

    11/26/2014 3:47:59 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • The Thanksgiving Poem I Generated

    11/26/2014 2:55:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    If I were a Thanksgiving Turkey... I would look as thin as I could. I would listen for kitchen sounds. I would watch out for hungry people. I would want camoflage. If I were a Thanksgiving Turkey... I would smell like an old shoe. I would taste like leather. I would be stu... Read more

  • Poem Generator online

    11/26/2014 2:49:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    oakdome.com/k5/lesson-pl
    ans/word/thanksgiving-turk
    ey-personification-poem-ge
    nerator.php Even I can create a nice poem with this. There are set ups for many occasions! Enjoy! chris... Read more

  • A reminder to myself to eat more cruciferous vegetables.

    11/26/2014 8:16:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.greenandhealthy.info
    /cancernutrition.html Concentrate on anticancer cruciferous veggies like broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage, as well as high-antioxidant berries. Cauliflower, for example, is loaded with nu... Read more

  • My heart goes out to sparkers near Buffalo-I will be moving there summer 2015..

    11/25/2014 7:13:32 AM, by CTUPTON

    God-willing, of course! You poor people! All that snow was bad enough but now flooding and dealing with water in the basement. chris (now in Connecticut)... Read more

  • Quote for Today

    11/24/2014 4:36:29 PM, by KATBWIN

    Wealth is the ability to fully experience life. ― Henry David Thoreau Wishing good physical and mental health to all of you today. ... Read more

  • Fibro-fog

    11/23/2014 4:57:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    I just cleaned of the piles of stuff from my desk. It took "no time"at all. But the stuff has been sitting there for weeks. That is what fibro-fog does. chris... Read more

  • Book: The Sixth Extinction

    11/23/2014 9:39:55 AM, by CTUPTON

    by Elizabeth Kolbert Wow-the premise is that humans are a "weedy creature." And that humans have contributed greatly to the extinctions of living species in the past and will continue to do so. Elizabeth Kolbert does have a "wa... Read more

  • Free Cell Solitaire on the AARP web site

    11/22/2014 7:30:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    games.aarp.org/games/fre
    ecell/freecell.aspx An easy way to pass an hour or so..... chris... Read more

  • Paneras low fat chicken tortilla soup

    11/22/2014 3:11:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    I got a container at the supermarket. I enjoyed it. I did not have the tortilla chips with it so it was low cal. Yeah, sodium but not awful. chris... Read more

  • Oh boy, that was brutal

    11/22/2014 11:28:26 AM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    I knew it was coming. I had told y'all I was bingin' waaaaaaaay too much and it caught up. BIG TIME!! yup...that beautiful 169 goal was self sabotaged by none other than myself. What to do what to do? We all k... Read more

  • to get to sleep imagine warm honey from head to toe...

    11/22/2014 9:38:36 AM, by CTUPTON

    This is how a friend of mine gets to sleep. It is her nightly meditation. She says she imagines feeling this on her skin starting on her head and face, down her arms, down her chest and ....well..you get the idea! chris... Read more

  • A Lesson in Waiting

    11/21/2014 7:05:58 PM, by KATBWIN

    “Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on Him who has all things safely in His hands.” ― Elisabeth Elliot This week it seems my lesson has been the importance... Read more

  • Make an online dinner and share it to give food to people needing food.

    11/21/2014 5:28:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.thankful4ag.com/tagg
    ed/thankful4ag/chrono ... Read more