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  • Non-Scale IMPROVEMENTS

    7/22/2014 11:45:09 AM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    PROGRESS is PROGRESS no matter how small. I finally feel as if I am back to making progress. It is slow and hard, but it's happening. Not only has the scale been moving, but finally I can report my health is ... Read more

  • Knitting Progress

    7/22/2014 11:29:01 AM, by PAULAAUTUMN

    I joined in the July Stash Buster Challenge and decided to knit myself a cardigan but with a difference. It was knitted in one piece and knitted sideways. I have never done anything like this before and it was a real challenge as I had to place markers on the needle, use short rows and graft in th... Read more

  • Starting My Diet Over Again

    7/22/2014 2:34:27 AM, by BOLTNUT55

    I've been absent for a long, but there were various reasons. For example, I wrote my first entry and disappeared, but it's not because I didn't continue. I actually walked my second half marathon in early May 2014. While I thought I wanted to document, I just never felt like it. However, sev... Read more

  • What a Hill. What a Climb.

    7/21/2014 3:43:34 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Got up at 6 but felt unmotivated. So I checked the weather - it was 54 but the high is expected to be in the mid-80's. Hoo boy. So I scraped myself out of bed and got ready and headed to the park for a walk. I was on my second lap when one of my exercise friends stopped me and instead of just st... Read more

  • Where Things Are At

    7/21/2014 2:45:38 PM, by PAG2809

    I realized that its been months since I talked about how things are going. In February I was diagnosed with mild to moderate arthritis in my left knee and moderate to severe arthritis in my right knee. There are also holes in the cartilage, especially in my right knee, and the cartilage is inf... Read more

  • Virtual Walk Update... Have Reached Scotland

    7/21/2014 10:32:49 AM, by MARITIMER3

    Hi all, It was difficult tracking my mileage while we were travelling as I lost my Fitbit just before we left home. I estimated, and feel quite sure that my estimates were low, and last night I got out the maps and added up the miles while we were away (73) and added in the treadmill miles since... Read more

  • The Importance of Me Time

    7/21/2014 5:55:34 AM, by PAULAAUTUMN

    We are al so busy caring for family, the home,doing stuff at work and generally rushing around that we forget about ourselves. It is important to some time just for you. Here are some reasons to take some Me time ww... Read more

  • Biking Makes For A Tired Squirrelmomma

    7/20/2014 5:46:15 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    DH and I have gone bike riding 3 days in a row now. 22 miles the first day and 15 miles yesterday and today. Last night I couldn't hold my eyes open much past 8PM. I think it's all that extra fresh air or something. I don't feel tired after the ride, actually I feel pretty darn good. My feet ar... Read more

  • SERIOUSLY, Is it worth DYING OVER ?

    7/20/2014 1:46:15 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    Some-things are worth dying for, like protecting a child from danger. Most things are not. Never has the message ever hit home so hard. As I watch loved ones battle with their personal addictions I feel like screaming. IS... Read more

  • Sunday 7/20

    7/20/2014 12:15:29 PM, by KIWINURSE

    So far so good today, made a Jamba Juice smoothie for breakfast. Trying to stick to my program......had a good start. Have a potluck dinner at church tonight but am planning to accommodate my plan. I will track anyhow :) I am also going to try to blog every day to keep on track ... Read more

  • Vacation to Sanibel Island

    7/20/2014 8:08:12 AM, by MAWMAW101

    My intention when I began the Sparkpeople plan has always been to find something that would fit into my life and become a part of every day. Last week I was lucky enough to spend time on Sanibel Island in Florida and had a wonderful relaxing vacation. It just seemed natural to be active and cho... Read more

  • Down another pound

    7/19/2014 10:36:07 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    The pounds continue to be released slowly off of my body. Today I was down another pound. Adding in more fresh, raw, in season foods is helping big time. I now have to utilize the waist band ties to keep my sho... Read more

  • Time for an update

    7/19/2014 9:52:55 PM, by KIWINURSE

    I have updated my sparkpage, now time for a blog! A lot has been going on..... I have given up my trainer (or maybe she gave up on me!). I am so frustrated but that's ok, I am moving on........back in October when I applied for my new position I had told her that I may not be able to workout ... Read more

  • The good and the bad...

    7/19/2014 2:54:25 PM, by MARITIMER3

    ... of being home... Of course it's nice to be home. I love our home, garden, cat and routine... but when I was away I didn't snack in between meals and I seldom ate before going to bed. So why is it, now that I'm home, that every time I sit down I want to eat? I wasn't hungry when we ... Read more

  • Fair Time Temptations

    7/19/2014 11:39:59 AM, by 56ROSE

    It's that time of year again when food vendors are everywhere. Pronto Pups, Elephant Ears, Funnel Cakes, Kettle Korn, etc. etc. etc. and, of course, everything is deep fried. We attended a Gold Miners Jubilee in the park yesterday surrounded by food vendors. I succumbed to ... Read more

  • Nice Day for a Bike Ride

    7/18/2014 5:58:23 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Today has been an amazing day. DD and I went for a long bike ride last night and it made me very happy to get out on my bike again. Then today DH and I went on an even longer ride - 22 miles! It was on a rails-to-trails trail which is very well maintained, smooth, and in a beautiful section of th... Read more

  • Slowly learning as I go...

    7/18/2014 1:56:42 PM, by ALLEYCAT12380

    Well, haven't been writing as much as I had hoped, but since I'm here, why not try today. For those who have been following and may remember this, maybe not, I had a gallstones attack, I think it was December, 2008, or else it was 2009. Year doesn't really matter. Went for ultrasound, yep, ga... Read more

  • Recouping

    7/17/2014 5:01:24 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    Had some sort of stomach virus yesterday. Started feeling better last night and slept pretty good last nigh. Felt better this morning, but now I'm starting to feel bad again. Going to lay back down for awhile. ... Read more

  • Exercise with a Cold!

    7/17/2014 11:57:33 AM, by PAULAAUTUMN

    I have the dreaded Summer Head cold I have been sneezing like it will go out of fashion, I wish it would. Head colds always make me feel So question do... Read more

  • Home again, home again, woo hoo!

    7/16/2014 8:25:12 PM, by MARITIMER3

    The cat and the garden both missed us. The cat even slept with us last night, which is quite unusual. We had a wonderful trip. I think everyone, if possible, should drive across the country, simply to see how vast it is and to see the wide diversity of countryside. I think the prairi... Read more

  • Instant Gratification

    7/16/2014 6:55:45 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    This morning I got up at 7AM (Max didn't wake me early today) and was astonished how cold it was for July. 50 degrees outside! OMG. Luckily I always keep one long-sleeved top out when I pack away my winter clothes so today was the day to wear it. I really felt in a cleaning mood too. So I, ... Read more

  • Changing Directions

    7/15/2014 8:31:11 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Today I went to the park, as usual, and just didn't feel like running. So I put on my walking shoes instead and walked the opposite way that I usually do. I have to admit it made the park look totally different. The area with the geese - much larger when coming at it from this direction, which is... Read more

  • So Much Rain

    7/15/2014 1:13:04 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Yesterday's bike ride was a bust. Loaded my bike and headed to older DD. She got out her bike and it was waiting in her driveway. I had her get on and ride first since she hadn't ridden it since last summer. Yup - back tire was low. So we went in search of the bike pump, which DH assured me was... Read more

  • Micro layout = Big mess

    7/15/2014 3:58:36 AM, by PAULAAUTUMN

    I love steam trains and so does DH for us it is reminder of our childhood and going on holiday. The smell and the sound of steam train is something special. http://www.youtube.com/w
    atch?v=gS4fQbmL1vo So it was no big surprise when DH said he wanted to make a model rai... Read more

  • Longer Run Today

    7/14/2014 11:51:55 AM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    After yesterday's bike ride I went looking for someone to do it again with me today. Later in the afternoon. No takers until I talked with older DD. She said she will so long as there aren't any hills involved. Okay! That will give me a chance to try out a section of the rails-to-trails that I ... Read more

  • Meet Fred the Frog

    7/14/2014 3:35:36 AM, by PAULAAUTUMN

    My little frog is all done and he was so easy to make I love Jean Greenhowe patterns. I added the scarf as I thought it would be nice touch it is sewn to Fred at the back so it will not get lost. This is the Daddy Frog there i... Read more

  • Bike Riding Fun

    7/13/2014 6:38:39 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Today has been a fun day. It rained all night and was still raining when I got up this morning. So DH and I read the paper at a leisurely pace, something we don't do often. Once the rain stopped we got dressed for our weekend walk. But today we both felt like something new. Somewhere new. ... Read more

  • When you realize how VALUEABLE YOU ARE, you will stop eating CRAP

    7/13/2014 2:29:08 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    When you realize how VALUABLE YOU ARE, you will stop eating CRAP. The tabulation results from this weeks changes are in. With having had consumed 4 days of ALL REAL food, I have released 3 pounds. The other days I nibbled on... Read more

  • I Seriously Need to Make Time for Me!

    7/13/2014 12:45:41 PM, by DEBORAH2180

    I have been very swamped with work - working at least 12 -16 hour days each day almost 7 days per week. If I did not get what needs to be done at work, I bring it home. This is becoming very ridiculous! I understand that for the first month of a whole new staff and clients at 2 of my 3 group ... Read more

  • Bad Night

    7/13/2014 11:36:44 AM, by PAULAAUTUMN

    Last night was the worst night in ages. I now it was Full moon but did the dogs really have to until nearly 5am? Where were the owners? No one seemed to do anything about it. Then there was the ... Read more

  • Obstacles

    7/13/2014 9:53:25 AM, by HOLISTIC5

    “Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.” ¯ Les Brown ... Read more

  • Update on the boyfriend, my lawn and high school reunion

    7/12/2014 8:22:41 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    The boyfriend got his test results back. And they were all negative for everything they tested for. Although, he still hast the big D once in awhile. I asked him if he was going to the doctor to find out what is going on. Of course he said no, and that they would just run tests and tell him he's ... Read more

  • Are You Kidding Me?!

    7/12/2014 8:07:08 PM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    I spent the entire day at work on Thursday sneezing and blowing my nose. It was RAW by the time I left work! I became very skilled in driving with my knees because I kept sneezing and blowing my nose while driving. I took 24-hour Allergy medicine around 1:30 on Thursday. Didn't work. Took... Read more

  • But Wait - The Scale Moved You Say? YES!

    7/11/2014 12:18:23 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Got up late today (7:10 AM). Max the cat spent the night snuggled between my DH and myself since it has been getting cooler at night. We sleep with our windows open and last night I requested a blanket at some point during the night. I think Max was grateful too as he was curled up in most of it ... Read more

  • PREP day

    7/11/2014 11:44:59 AM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    Today I must prep. I was lazy yesterday cooking wise. I should of made some food for today knowing I was going to run out. Today I must be careful not to slip because I didn't take time to prepare. I have to get an early ... Read more

  • Extra Exercise Update

    7/11/2014 10:47:16 AM, by PAULAAUTUMN

    I started doing extra exercise during the day and seeing how much I did by doing things a few minutes during the day. I get my main exercise done in the morning before breakfast then I do the extras during the day. Simple things like counter top pushups, hula hoop without the hoop, march on the... Read more

  • And the plumber said

    7/10/2014 11:40:39 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    ……let there be water, and there was water!!!! ... Read more

  • Easy Peasy Weight loss

    7/10/2014 9:17:54 AM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    Yesterday I made Corn Fritters, a recipe from Rawamazing. It wasn't so amazing. The texture and flavors were not right. But it was edible. I fixed it with some really good salsa. I don't think there will be a... Read more

  • Breaking up with my scale

    7/9/2014 10:37:17 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, I think I've been spending too much time with my scale. I need to let go of this painful relationship. It is a daily emotional roller coaster ride. Instead, I will embrace healthy food choices and consistent exercise. I will visit weekly per my challenge agreement but I will bid farewell to a da... Read more

  • Vacation does the mind good...but the body...well

    7/9/2014 10:22:48 PM, by DIVINEDIVA40

    My husband and I took our first cruise about two-years ago and immediately decided to take another with our children. We did and what a blast. We relaxed and enjoyed island life in the residence style. That includes eating directly from the ocean, no really. From a dock market we tasted conch wi... Read more

  • No Rain (Finally) So It Was a Great Day

    7/9/2014 7:57:39 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    I had a fabulous day today. Had my 2 week blood pressure check and it was perfect. Ran 2 laps in the park (bit over 3 miles) and I did pretty good, only walked a couple of times. Didn't have time to swim today because of a union meeting that I had to attend in the early AM but I did finally get t... Read more

  • Free Videos Food is Medicine Conference at the Hippocrates Health Institute

    7/9/2014 3:49:07 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    I found a couple of websites for those of you who are trying to live a healthy lifestyle. It's top notch information. www.livingann.com/2013.h
    tml Each year has a series of videos to view. It looks as each video is over an hour long. It is living/raw foods/detoxing type... Read more

  • One can not live well if they do not dine well

    7/9/2014 1:41:17 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    My fine dining has resulted in another pound released. So far this week, I am down almost 3 pounds.... Read more

  • Are you kidding me!!!!!!!!

    7/9/2014 12:09:00 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    Yesterday evening I went and had dinner with church ladies for our last night of Bible study until after school starts. We had a great dinner and time visiting. And discussed the last 3 days of our book. I left my house around 6:15PM and got home about 8:45PM. I came home to major water le... Read more

  • Yikes, the Scale is Moving the Wrong Way :(

    7/8/2014 8:36:02 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    It has rained for the past 2 days now. I'm tired of rain. It rained 6 days out of 7 last week too, but at least it wasn't until the afternoon so I got to do something in the morning. Yesterday and today - rain all morning until after noon. Yuck. Yesterday we lost power too and it was raining so... Read more

  • Family

    7/8/2014 2:44:59 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    I think it's sad that it takes a death to bring a family together. Several years ago (I forget exactly how many) some stuff went down in my family which caused a huge riff between a few of my siblings, and a brother not to talk to our mom for years. Only me & one of my sisters stayed neutral in th... Read more

  • UnCooking. RAW FOOD.

    7/8/2014 11:06:48 AM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    I am going RAW. Eating raw foods that is. It might sound weird or hard to do, but its not. Foods that might take 20-30 minutes to prepare cooked can be prepared much faster when its raw. At least it feels like... Read more

  • Who Me Health Coaching? Yes.

    7/7/2014 12:31:04 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    It's day two of new lifestyle changes. The scale moved downwards, indicating a release of pounds. Yea. I also am helping some ladies stay on track, with some personal coaching. Hubby was kind of shocked. ... Read more

  • Montana

    7/7/2014 2:12:49 AM, by MARITIMER3

    In a word, spectacular! Yesterday we drove from Calgary, Alberta, to Shelby, Montana. We drove the 52 mile "Going to the Sun" highway, which snakes its way through high mountain passes and 2 tunnels. At the summit, the banks of snow adjacent to the road were 20-30' high. In other places, waterfa... Read more

  • Sunday, July 5, 2014

    7/6/2014 11:25:38 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    This past week went pretty well with walking and tracking my food. I didn't walk Friday or yesterday. I don't know what I did to my leg, but I could hardly walk on Friday and yesterday I took it easy, because I didn't want to make it worse. I broke my ankle 7-1/2 years ago. I had a couple of sc... Read more

  • Walking Until I Just Can't Anymore

    7/6/2014 1:29:31 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    My DH has been home for 3 days now. He will not run with me in the morning but will walk. So on the weekend I walk with DH and run only during the week on my own. The past 3 days we have been starting our walks in the park that I usually run in and then go out into the neighborhoods near there to... Read more

  • Juicer Alert. Calling all juice fasters.

    7/6/2014 5:52:24 AM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    If your a juicing lover and need help with juicing I found a great site. It's called Juicing radio. It's packed full of long talks, people who have transformed, etc. I am still exploring the site, but I tho... Read more

  • How WE MAKE YOU buy our foods

    7/5/2014 2:38:49 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    Below is a link on how food marketers get you convinced and hooked into purchasing their foods. It's a very short video 7 minutes. www.collective-evolution
    .com/2014/07/01/this-woman
    s-speech-made-the-audience
    -go-silent-its-about-the-f
    ood-you-eat/ ... Read more

  • I love my walks

    7/5/2014 9:31:37 AM, by PAULAAUTUMN

    Today I walked 3 miles with Leslie Sansone It is the first time I have walked 3 miles using the video I saved on Youtube and it felt good. Then after breakfast I went to the Shopping centre and wal... Read more

  • Leaving for home tomorrow morning

    7/4/2014 11:28:10 PM, by MARITIMER3

    Tomorrow we leave Calgary and go down into Montana to start our trip home. We were looking at maps tonight, planning our trip, and there are many things we will see on the way, all new to me, but most of which Peter has seen before. We will start by driving the "Going to the Sun Highway", wh... Read more

  • Happy Independence Day

    7/4/2014 7:30:21 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    The town I live in, has a pretty good parade. But I didn't go, since we didn't have the girls. We haven't been able to have fireworks for 2 years, because it is so dry. As of right now, there will be fireworks tonight. Which in my opinion is crazy, as it ... Read more

  • Delicious FOOD PORN

    7/4/2014 1:33:11 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    I decided to start making FOOD PORN. It's a way to show the world that you can make healthy substitutes in exchange for not so good foods. An alternate meal experience. Healthy foods can taste incredibly delicious. ... Read more

  • I swear she UNDERSTANDS

    7/3/2014 5:36:56 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    Last night I was talking to the cat. Yup, I am the crazy lady who talks to her cats and her plants. I am the kind of person who thanks her garden for producing food for her before she goes picking. ... Read more

  • Update on the boyfriend and new tennis shoes

    7/3/2014 5:16:47 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    The boyfriend finally went to the doctor today. I didn't realize until last night, he has been sick since our trip to Mexico. He got sick the last full day were there and we have been home since June 20th. They are testing him for E-Coli, gerardia and a couple of other things. But since tomorrow... Read more

  • Great Article!

    7/3/2014 1:50:59 PM, by 56ROSE

    Just wanted to share this article... good information for everyone! www.mayoclinic.org/disea
    ses-conditions/cancer/expe
    rt-blog/functional-foods-a
    nd-cancer/bgp-20095804/?ut
    m_source=newsletter&utm_me
    dium=email&utm_campaign=living-with-cancer ... Read more

  • Extra Exercise Plan

    7/3/2014 11:59:51 AM, by PAULAAUTUMN

    I like to do my exercise in the morning when I get up it sets me up for the day but I want to get in more exercise with out doing a complete workout. So I decided that I will add a few minutes here and there and see how it adds up. My plan is to do simple things like: Seated Abs crunches... Read more

  • Day 13,14,15 & 16 of my 2014 60 Day Summer Challenge/Buddy Blog

    7/3/2014 10:50:16 AM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    Good morning, Wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July for tomorrow just in case I don't get time to do so later. These are my goals each day through Sunday. I will enter goal met emoticons each day I complete the goal for a total of 4 goal met emo... Read more

  • H2O = My Friend!

    7/3/2014 12:57:28 AM, by STRILLO

    I've come a long way! I remember the time when I use to hate water! Now, I can't seem to get enough of it. Even in the colder seasons, I seem to lean towards the glass of water. Cheers to everyone! :)... Read more

  • Should explain...

    7/2/2014 10:18:43 PM, by MARITIMER3

    Losing weight while on vacation isn't adding stress for me. I almost always lose a few pounds when we travel, because I'm away from my fridge and cupboards, and don't eat "simply because the food is there". Generally it's easy for me to choose a healthy option from a menu. When we're away, I ... Read more

  • Tracking food and a stubborn boyfriend

    7/2/2014 9:06:42 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    I'm getting better at tracking my food. Although I still have a hard time, when I cooked something from scratch. Last night we had green chili cheeseburgers. We raise our own beef, so it is about 98% fat free. Whenever I cook hamburgers at home, I hardly every use a bun. Our beef is so fat free,... Read more

  • Trying a bit of humor out on my MS depression!

    7/2/2014 7:21:26 PM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    You know you’ve had Multiple Sclerosis too long if… Original by Penelope Conway-this one modified by me! Multiple Sclerosis affects everyone differently, but even in our differences we have similarities. It’s interesting to sit in a room full of people living with MS and hear their stories. S... Read more

  • Welcome July !

    7/2/2014 12:13:28 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    I have been wanting to do a juice fast, but I haven't had the willpower to make it stick. Instead I have been modifying it to make it work for me. GREEN Juice works for me, it makes me feel better. It's like a... Read more

  • July 2, More of the Same

    7/2/2014 11:35:31 AM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Today was pretty similar to yesterday. Ran 3 laps. Actually more like 2-1/2 since I was so pooped that I ended up walking the last half. I was so thankful to get back to my car, I was exhausted. I can run much, much further now and I think I really tuckered myself out by pushing to go further to... Read more

  • Day 12 of my 2014 60 Day Summer Challenge/Buddy Blog

    7/2/2014 9:57:15 AM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    Good morning, I went down for the count Monday night and an very slowly getting some strength back. MS is such a challenging disease to manage because you never know when something will strike and whether it is going to permanently alter you or if it will resolve with time. It looks like this bout... Read more

  • Too many meals out!

    7/1/2014 11:58:22 PM, by MARITIMER3

    We are eating way too much food! My daughter and her husband are both overweight. Both travel extensively for business, and seem to eat out quite a bit when they are home. Calorie wise, I'm staying within my range, but it is taking a lot of self-discipline when everyone else is having cakey... Read more

  • Homemade Kefir Nut Milk experiments and other ramblings.

    7/1/2014 4:46:57 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    Zippity do da zippity day, my oh my what a wonderful day. Plenty of 110 degree sunshine headed my way. A am grateful for the weather, for what it brings. Hot sunshine brings swe... Read more

  • July 1

    7/1/2014 12:56:48 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Big storm last night and it has helped cool things off. Light breeze and it is a day that just makes you glad to be alive. Slept in until 6 today. Got myself around and ready for my morning run. Packed my swimsuit, towel, swimming shoes and grabbed a container of water. Ran only 2 laps toda... Read more

  • July Mini Goals

    7/1/2014 12:12:51 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    Some of mini goals for July are: Drink at least 6 glasses of water everyday (include tea and juice). I try to drink a glass of Cranberry juice everyday to help flush out my system. Limit myself to 3 Pepsis a week. For the most part I did pretty good with drinking just... Read more

  • Day 11 of my 2014 60 Day Summer Challenge/Buddy Blog

    7/1/2014 9:31:05 AM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    Good morning, I am not feeling well this morning so I am moving very very slowly July is a very busy month for my family and I with Independence Day , 3 birthdays and an anniversary . There ... Read more

  • A Good Work-out

    6/30/2014 8:01:08 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    Mowing my back yard is a good work out. I was able to get it done in about 1-1/2 hours. I was able to get most of the weed eating done, but ran out of string at the very end. I have to wait until my son is done taking his math test to put more in it. I know I should learn, but I don... Read more

  • July Goals

    6/30/2014 7:00:23 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Today is the last day of June. I am a bit sad that it has gone by so quickly and I only have 8 more weeks of summer left. I still have to plan a getaway and I'm still looking longingly at the B&B walk in Vermont, just gotta figure out how to get there without having to drive. Something will come ... Read more

  • Never too late

    6/30/2014 6:56:55 PM, by JANELMARIESTAR

    I exercised lifting weights and doing some chair exercises today. 20 minutes Overall it felt good. I could tell that my using weights was working. A good tip if you can't afford regular weights using cans of food they will work just fine. I realized this after working out God sees ... Read more

  • Goals for July

    6/30/2014 10:23:19 AM, by PAULAAUTUMN

    July has two celebrations in it and day out. The 2nd of July is my Husbands Birthday and he has already got in what he wants for his Birthday dinner. A Chinese meal that he got from Marks and Spencer so not that naughty compared to a Take away. The 14th July is our 19th Wedding Anniversary... Read more

  • Day 10 of my 2014 60 Day Summer Challenge/Buddy Blog

    6/30/2014 9:28:35 AM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    Good Monday morning, Beautiful this morning. There is the chance of a tropical system forming about 100 miles due east from where I live in Florida. If it turns into anything more than a tropical depression We may not see much sun for a day or two so will soak it up now! N... Read more

  • So sleepy.....

    6/30/2014 8:08:14 AM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    This has been an unusual weekend for me. DH has had to work because of deadlines but should be done this week (hopefully). I miss him very much when he does nothing but work and I long for when we can finally retire. Oldest DD has been away in Chicago since last Wednesday. I have been in cha... Read more

  • Sizzling Summer Continues!

    6/29/2014 10:29:22 PM, by MAWMAW101

    It is so hard to believe how fast the weeks sail by. My intention for the rest of this challenge is to be aware of each day and get the very best out of myself. Here's to all you fellow sparkers who are doing everything you can to become a healthier and happier person. All the very best to you. ... Read more

  • Lovely day

    6/29/2014 9:40:18 PM, by JANELMARIESTAR

    Sunday was a day to incorporate My exercising for fun. I walked on Brighton Beach. It was great. THere was a little wind so it didn't feel too warm Oslo my brothers dog joined us. Here is the run down of things I have done for exercising this past week. Got my groove on Dancing for fun a c... Read more

  • So Freaky. Brushing OUR teeth with PLASTIC

    6/29/2014 4:33:39 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    I know I already did my blog for the day, but I just have to post about this. It's really, really FREAKY. Most of my life I have used Crest toothpaste. It's what my parents purchased and I used for years carrying on the tra... Read more

  • Character

    6/29/2014 11:11:36 AM, by HOLISTIC5

    “If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” ¯ J. K. Rowling ... Read more

  • Updated. FASTING & INFLAMMATION levels MY own personal EXPERIMENT

    6/29/2014 10:38:35 AM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    Good Morning. Lately in the press there have been many articles about people who fast to decrease the INFLAMMATION in their body. A number of studies, in humans and in mice, have shown that IF reduces infla... Read more

  • Day 9 of my 2014 60 Day Summer Challenge/Buddy Blog

    6/29/2014 9:27:49 AM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    My challenge goals for today: drink at least 8 glasses of spring water weigh and measure my food staying within calorie range hand held weights 5 minutes resistance bands 5 minutes ... Read more

  • The First Thing

    6/28/2014 6:26:36 PM, by JANELMARIESTAR

    THe first thing I am learning to do in the morning is to set my mood. Before I leave the house in fact almost before I get out of bed. I chose to be happy, to be joyful, to be at peace. For me this includes prayer and praise. It makes all the difference. I am also learning that no one is... Read more

  • Free Video today ! Cereal Killers DVD

    6/28/2014 12:44:46 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    Today you can watch Cereal Killers DVD today for free. It is posted on Dr. Mercola's site. I just started watching it. It looks like it's going to be a good movie. From Dr. Mecloa's site, "The persistent myth that dietary f... Read more

  • Day 8 of my 2014 60 Day Summer Challenge/Buddy Blog

    6/28/2014 10:47:17 AM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    Good Saturday morning Today was weigh-in day and I am happy to say I have lost 6.6 pounds since starting this 2014 60 Day Summer Challenge It's not to late for you to join us! Scripture for the day: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27New International Version... Read more

  • Food for thought

    6/27/2014 8:56:13 PM, by HOLISTIC5

    “If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.” ¯ Swami Sivananda ... Read more

  • Just try!

    6/27/2014 6:14:01 PM, by JANELMARIESTAR

    That is my word today. Just stand up and try and see what you can do. Today I chose to dance for exercise. Nothing fancy. Nothing earth shattering but I got my whole body moving. When you feel like you can't do anything. Put some music on and feel the beat. You will find your whole outlook wi... Read more

  • Early Run

    6/27/2014 11:28:18 AM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Today was suppose to be DH's day off but he headed in to work because of some deadline. It makes me angry to think about it so I won't. Because he left earlier than usual Max the cat didn't get his breakfast at 5:30, which is his usual time. And since dad was gone who better to get that break... Read more

  • Day 7 of my 60 Day Summer Challenge/Buddy Blog

    6/27/2014 10:01:14 AM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    Good morning, It's another bright sunshiny day here in Florida The air is really heavy from all the humidity so I just had to do another breathing treatment I don't like the feeling of not being to get enough air! I slept well last night A big thank you to al... Read more

  • Practicing

    6/26/2014 9:44:38 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    This week hubby and I have been phone shopping. So this is a test of the cell phone's abilities. There is so much to learn on how to use a smart phone. We got a Nokia Lumina Icon. I feel so lost using it. It took me awhil... Read more

  • Too Much Fog Today

    6/26/2014 9:15:01 PM, by SQUIRRELMOMMA1

    Max the cat let me sleep in today. It was already 6:30 by the time I got up but it was so foggy out I thought it was still night time. Could barely see the driveway in front of the house. Could not see the road down the hill. So I figured I would stay in and wait for the fog to burn off and then... Read more

  • Smart vs Wise

    6/26/2014 9:07:40 PM, by HOLISTIC5

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  • Carrots and mushrooms

    6/26/2014 9:01:00 PM, by JANELMARIESTAR

    This evening I sautéed carrots which I bought shredded and mushrooms, added some seasonings and found much to my surprise how good it tasted. It reminds me to put more effort into cooking. I am excited to see what I will come up with tomorrow from my fridge. Just because it is simple does... Read more

  • My Scavenger walk

    6/26/2014 11:29:37 AM, by PAULAAUTUMN

    On 55+ Females we are doing a Scavenger walk all this week and today I decided to share my walk . After doing a lot in the garden this morning, (I was gardening at 7am as I wanted to do stuff before DH got up), we decided to go for a walk down to the canal and take some lunch with us. Along t... Read more

  • Day 6 of my 60 Day Summer Challenge/Buddy Blog

    6/26/2014 11:18:32 AM, by SONFLOWERGAMMY

    Good Day, Another morning here in Florida. The heat is on and is here to stay for the next several weeks. This is the time of year where we just don't get any relief from the extreme heat unless we get a passing . I was up most of the night. Fell asleep aroun... Read more

  • Looking without instead of within

    6/25/2014 9:46:40 PM, by JANELMARIESTAR

    I want to start looking with out. Yes I am going to focus on new healthy habits related to weight loss. But I am going to also get out in the community volunteering. I am going to look out for ways I can bless others with my time, money and life. Sharing my life. I feel that part of the reason ... Read more