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  • RIP Ammamma Mani

    5/23/2015 4:26:35 AM, by GRANJERRY1

    Dear friends, I am Anjali, Peri ammabmma's great-grand son Jerry's wife. With a very heavy heart to let you know that am mamma has gone to be with the Lord. She had her breakfast and was in the courtyard soaking in the sun for a while, and she had a couple of bad bouts of coughing. We br... Read more

  • Day 4 Mission Healthy Me

    5/23/2015 2:08:57 AM, by LOVEMETOHEALTH

    Tracked again today! Ordered pizza and had 2 slices. Would have normal had 3 or 4. Grilling out most of the weekend but am going to pre track the foods I can. Then make sure I track accurately. Want to pay attention to how I let my emotions affect my eating. I know they do to some extent. ... Read more

  • WEEKEND IS HERE !!

    5/23/2015 12:01:06 AM, by GRANDMAFRANNY

    ANOTHER TEST WEEKEND IS UPON US. TOTAL'S FOR WEEK:- 98,004=51.01 MILES 198... Read more

  • Day 27 - Losing Weight and Saving Money!

    5/22/2015 8:01:29 PM, by SONGBIRD2015

    Today's Weight: 164lbs We all know about the most important benefits to weight loss - lower blood pressure, decreased risk of heart disease and diabetes, lower risk of injury, less strain on our joints, etc. But there's one huge benefit I hadn't really thought about. I was balancing my che... Read more

  • Happy Aloha Friday

    5/22/2015 7:33:59 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Happy ALOHA Friday Everyone What Aloha Means to Me 67 298 463 462 Allow Love Only Happiness Always Sending you some happy island Spirit . Have a happy healthy Aloha Friday . Look for Hugs , Happiness and Healthy Living... Read more

  • Memorial Day and the Buddy Poppy!

    5/22/2015 6:06:53 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Memorial day weekend. Family get-together, picnic and bar-b-Q's and sales...lots of sales. Hope everyone has a great fun filled weekend. I also hope that you will stop and reflect why we have Memorial day and what the cost has been. Memorial Day was first observed in in1868 with a procla... Read more

  • 05/22/2015 Friday

    5/22/2015 5:27:46 PM, by CAREBEARS2045

    I have found the perfect Tracfone I would like have 244... Read more

  • ALL SPARKER'S !!

    5/22/2015 5:21:03 PM, by GRANDMAFRANNY

    WE ALL HAVE STORIES TO TELL ABOUT "MEMORIAL DAY" . BUT DON'T FORGET GOD GAVE US A "GREAT COUNTRY" TO LIVE IN. I LOVE YOU ALL, 46 OH YEAH FRANNY IS CRYING, TOO. DON'T FORGET TO FLY THAT 652 OF OUR'S. AND WAVE IT PROUDLY... Read more

  • Relentless day 140, 2x4 Routine, Workout 20, Deadlift & Close Grip Bench

    5/22/2015 4:53:34 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Had a great workout; set a new Deadlift 1RM of 1x1x295. Just a little ways to go for that 300 Lb. Mark. 8 Sets, 85 Reps, 7,140 Lbs. Workout lasted 49-Min; one needs a longer rest period, up to 3-min, between sets when lifting heavy loads. 104 244 Close Grip Bench Press; 8 Sets, 84 R... Read more

  • FREE SparkRally July 25, Registering Now

    5/22/2015 1:47:02 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    July 25th, we will be having a SPARK RALLY at the Noblesville, Indiana Library from 10 am -5 pm. BE EXCITED! We always have lots of fun and YOU are invited! You have to register via the Noblesville Library, more info to come on how to do that. We will be hearing from Bradmill2922 who has lo... Read more

  • 5-22-15

    5/22/2015 12:44:51 PM, by PTREINER

    One of my oldest and dearest friends passed away yesterday, got the news this a.m. Feeling very, very sad. J comes home tonight. Was late coming in to work today because I wanted to sweep up dog hair before I left, so the house would look good. Getting a few things accomplished here, but not e... Read more

  • The light of Mum's world

    5/22/2015 12:06:06 PM, by CHERYLHURT

    I spent last night and all of today with my Mum.. When it was finally time and I had to leave she said to me, "Cheryl, you are the light of my world..."...put the picture into perspective...I need to stop grumbling to God about my two sisters on the other side of the US who don't do anything at all,... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family

    5/22/2015 10:44:04 AM, by JLAMING263

    When all is said and done, the home is the ideal forum for teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2014/10/parents
    -the-prime-gospel-teachers
    -of-their-children?lang=en
    g#watch=video... Read more

  • SPOILER...Service

    5/22/2015 10:37:04 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Make the Sabbath a delight by rendering service to others." —Russell M. Nelson... Read more

  • Friday

    5/22/2015 10:17:50 AM, by LCERTUCHE

    What fun it is to look at everyone’s blogs and see what’s happening. I have been trying to upload a video blog without luck. I don’t know how I managed to do it before, LOL. I’ve been sticking with my vegan lifestyle and it hasn’t been too bad. Last night everyone was eating ice crea... Read more

  • OH FORGOT TO TELL YOU !!

    5/22/2015 9:21:01 AM, by GRANDMAFRANNY

    MY SON BOB'S WAS IN THE U.S.M.C. IN 1980 AND WAS AT GRANADA AT THE FIGHTING & ALSO WENT TO THE MARINE BASE THAT GOT BOMBED IN BEIRUT. HE NEVER WANT'S TO TALK ABOUT IT. SO I AM A MARINE MOM. AGAIN, BLESS THOSE WHO SERVED AND THOSE WHO ARE "NOW" SERVING AND THE ONE'S WHO GAVE THE ULTIMAT... Read more

  • getting ready to start my day

    5/22/2015 9:07:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off to a slow and steady start this morning. my daughter had a great time playing soccer last night and so did i. she really likes to play soccer and i enjoy watching her play. all of the birds say hi. friday is finally here. i had a really short work week this week. if i had my way,i'd work a f... Read more

  • Good Morning Life

    5/22/2015 8:07:20 AM, by HOMEINTR

    Took Dino on my morning walk around Furman... Oh my some of his songs are perfect for walking. A few are great for my very slow running pace. I actually ran a little. Been some time since I did that. I always felt fat women like me look really stupid running, and have always been self consciou... Read more

  • New goals

    5/22/2015 5:31:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    New goals for better health It is time for new changes! My glucose readings are in the 120-145 range, and I need to see the numbers go down! 1. Find a new breakfast! I have been eating HM granola and a smoothie with berries and half a banana and kale. I am going to look into making the eg... Read more

  • OHHHH !!

    5/22/2015 12:02:24 AM, by GRANDMAFRANNY

    THIS 17 CUT MY BLOG AND NOW HAVE TO WRITE IT AGAIN. WHEN I CLICK IT ON IT SAYS IT IS ENCRYPTED. AND TO PAY TO GET IT CLEANED. DAHHHHHHHH !!! WELL ANYWAY HAD A 104 311 AND THE HOLDAY WEEKEND IS COMING WATCH WHAT YOU EAT AND AFTER A MEAL TAKE A 311 NOT 102 . DRINK PLENTY OF 194 AND THEY SAID O... Read more

  • Day 3 Mission Healthy Me

    5/21/2015 11:20:25 PM, by LOVEMETOHEALTH

    i told myself I would journal daily. Don't want to waste any days I have this next year. I tracked my food today. I noticed I hadn't met my step goal So I turned on the tv and walked in place until I met my goal. All these baby steps I am taking will add up over a years time. I just have to keep pu... Read more

  • End of spring challenge

    5/21/2015 11:03:59 PM, by CANDOIT54

    Neon Ninjas 10 week update My goal was to lose 10 pounds but lost 4. Good part is I am in the 160's. My tracking has been almost perfect everyday I did have a couple days where I completely binged and overate. I really need to try to plan more meals ahead of time. Ben and Jerry were supposed... Read more

  • car

    5/21/2015 7:53:44 PM, by LINDAM.1

    MY DAD HAD MOM AND I PICK UP A KARMEN GIHAIN GERMANY AND PUT FIRST 4000 MILES IN EUROPE 252 334... Read more

  • Live your own life

    5/21/2015 7:27:53 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your Mom, your dad, your teacher , your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your stuff, then you deserve it. " Frank Zappa Do your own thing, Your own way. Put a stamp on your life and your own exclamation p... Read more

  • Day 26 - This Is My New Reality!

    5/21/2015 4:54:57 PM, by SONGBIRD2015

    Today's Weight: 164lbs Sometimes I have a really hard time believing that I'm actually doing this....and succeeding!! I was glancing through my blogs last night seeing my weigh-ins drop from 173 to 170, and then out of the 170s altogether. So many times in the past when I've lost weight, it's s... Read more

  • day 1

    5/21/2015 4:38:35 PM, by SUNFLOWERS4ME

    I have been HERE for far to long. Where is here? HERE is committing to exercise more because I happened to see a candid picture of myself and the first thing that comes to mind is, "oh my gosh! Am I really that big?" HERE is promising to eat better and then hiding from the family as I eat a king... Read more

  • Relentless day 139, Recovery, Walk, House Maintenance

    5/21/2015 4:25:10 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Hi again Sparkers. I know this is my recovery day but house maintenance takes priority. By the way, this was on my list, not the "Honey Do" list. DW is out of town for the week so I took advantage of her absence. 334 I get more accomplished when she's gone. No nagging about ladder s... Read more

  • 5-21-15

    5/21/2015 3:47:18 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    Just now I had the chance to view my test results. I am not happy with them. Granted they could be much worse. I need to really watch my food choices. I need to keep my stress level low and be vigilant with my sleep amount. My fasting number was pretty high at 180 which shocked me since my test... Read more

  • Joy in the Journey

    5/21/2015 3:19:44 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    I lost 5 pounds, according to the scale on Tuesday (my official weigh-in day). This morning, I was up 2 pounds. I know I have been doing everything right, and the scale will fluctuate. I am already experiencing improvements in the way I'm feeling, and I know it's working. So, I will ke... Read more

  • Quiet Island...

    5/21/2015 2:18:24 PM, by NELLIEH1

    Nestled on this quiet Island with family, we're joining in the chores and fun of home life, school and lessons. Yesterday and today have been partly sunny following the rain of Tuesday. As there are no blackflies or mosquitoes, we're enjoying walks,... gardening,... watering/feeding the... Read more

  • a sunny,windy day

    5/21/2015 1:29:10 PM, by MOMMY445

    i ended up taking the day off work yesterday. i was just too wiped out and i knew i would not be able to focus that well. i will try tomorrow and take it from there. today,my daughter starts soccer. she is sooooooo excited and wants to go early after she has her supper. i am excited,too! i finally w... Read more

  • 5-21-15

    5/21/2015 11:34:34 AM, by PTREINER

    Trying out the new standing desk today. So far, so good. Using the orthotics in my shoes is probably the key to being able to utilize a standing desk this time. Experiencing some glare from the window, moved the stand and that is much better. Could feel a headache coming on. Little bit of jerry-rigg... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family

    5/21/2015 11:06:40 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Family is the center of life and is the key to eternal happiness." —L. Tom Perry... Read more

  • COLLECTING DVD AND VHS TAPES AND BOOKS PART 1

    5/21/2015 10:20:30 AM, by GREATMARTIN

    When I was young, about 1996 when I was 60, I had a collection of over 500 books and a collection of VHS tapes exceeding 400 movies plus I had taped all the Oscar and Tony award shows every year. One day I realized that I only read 7 of the books a few times each and, maybe, watched a dozen... Read more

  • SPOILER...Faith

    5/21/2015 10:14:12 AM, by JLAMING263

    Mark 4:37-40 https://www.lds.org/bible-vi
    deos/videos/calming-the-te
    mpest?lang=eng... Read more

  • Dress shopping ....

    5/21/2015 10:09:39 AM, by ASGMCCARTY

    Usually for the past 4 years, I have bought my clothes mostly (more like only) in the plus size women clothing area. Last night I went dress shopping because my dresses at home were not fitting well. I really don't like dress shopping because many dress makers think if you are a plus size gi... Read more

  • Top 10 Reasons Why I Joined Sparkpeople Today

    5/21/2015 9:48:00 AM, by BMC4161

    I joined Sparkpeople today. I have struggled with weight all my life. Sometimes I was thin but other times I was really overweight. Now I am REALLY overweight. Mid-life and menopause were not good for me. Neither was the new administrative job I took 7 years ago that is so stressful. I gain... Read more

  • Another pound gone

    5/21/2015 6:53:36 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Stress, stress, and more stress but a pound gone.... Read more

  • Looking Up

    5/21/2015 5:26:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    Always move towards the light If you want life to be bright. Yes, the shadows may follow, But we are not to follow them. Learn from your past, But do not live in it. Live in the light of today, Take the time to love and pray. Tomorrow will be bright With Jesus Christ alw... Read more

  • My Doctor's check-up

    5/21/2015 1:07:31 AM, by GRANJERRY1

    Good Morning my dear Spark Family and friends. I had my quarterly health check-up yesterday. The pathologist came in on Monday, took all samples and the results were with my doctor by Tuesday evening. In fact this was the first full fledged check-up I went for after my surgery. W... Read more

  • Oh Sigh

    5/20/2015 11:03:36 PM, by HOMEINTR

    Two days into getting back to weight loss and I'm already off track. Journaling is supposed to help... so here goes. Had a Mountain Hardware clinic this evening. I had two hours to run to the grocery store for Mom, run home, take a breather, make dinner. Stopped in at Sidewall to pick up a sala... Read more

  • harmonies

    5/20/2015 10:22:44 PM, by NELLIEH1

    After the foggy, rainy bus rides... we waited inside the terminal... for the ferry... to arrive... The jetties began to appear about two hours later... Now, at the end of a day on the Island, enjoying sunshine, nature, and family, we watched some video clips of our grands pe... Read more

  • Day 2 Mission Healthy me

    5/20/2015 10:10:20 PM, by LOVEMETOHEALTH

    I got a menu planned and a schedule worked out. Went out to eat and ordered half of what I normally would have. And I not only survived I was satisfied And wasn't stuffed. Tmo will be first day of follow through but I know I am going to do this. ... Read more

  • Hot Dogs the Mystery Meat

    5/20/2015 10:10:11 PM, by LCERTUCHE

    Well DH rolled in from work with a plateful of hotdogs complements of his company. Boy Howdy, you want healthy employees give them hotdogs. I know they are so bad for you but I wanted one so bad but instead after he went back to work I made veggie dogs from a recipe off the internet. I did add a fe... Read more

  • ON VEGAN WAY

    5/20/2015 9:44:17 PM, by LINDAM.1

    I am trying. SOY CURLES FOR DINNER G00D LOW CHOLESTERAL... Read more

  • DOING IT FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS THIS TIME

    5/20/2015 8:55:28 PM, by ESHARA43

    I am back for good this time, I have been going through some things for the past year and haven;t had time to come in as much as I want but I am back now and nothing will stop me now. I have been so depressed in the past but now I am feeling way better because I have decided not to let people ... Read more

  • I want to get my life together

    5/20/2015 7:42:03 PM, by GLENDAK72

    Well Well Well.....so here I am again right back up to 380. I have done weight watchers and i did it for a year with no luck. I sabotage my self. When i lose 10 pounds i over eat and gain that plus 5 more. I need help 249... Read more

  • Day 25 - I Don't Want to Hide Anymore

    5/20/2015 7:14:14 PM, by SONGBIRD2015

    Today's Weight: 165.2lbs Yup, back up almost two pounds today, but down almost a pound from Monday. Now, I know that I didn't actually lose three pounds and then gain back two in the course of three days, so I think yesterday's weight was just a fluke - and I'm ok with that. .8 pounds is a much... Read more

  • Have fun

    5/20/2015 7:13:18 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Have fun and go home when your tired . " George Abbott How simple is that great advice for life. 526 236 104 244 216 312 361 324 332 401 185 67 376 103 276 268 530 436 102 Have a wild wacky Wednesday my friends . Remember to be on the lookout for Hugs , Happine... Read more

  • Relentless day 138, 2x4 Routine, Workout 17, Bench Press & Front Squat

    5/20/2015 5:49:16 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Primary workout was Bench Press; a new 1RM was set at 118 Lbs. This surprised me as my shoulders were still a little sore from yesterday's time up on the roof. 7Sets, 59 Reps, 5,025 Lbs. I was a little slow taking 43 minutes to complete the reps as I needed longer rest periods between sets. ... Read more

  • Chose to be happy.

    5/20/2015 1:19:55 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    We can chose to be happy ....it is our choice. Choose to be happy today!! ... Read more

  • Day 01

    5/20/2015 12:35:29 PM, by WILLLIAMSB5914

    Well here I am Day 01 and I'm not even sure what I should be saying. I suppose it doesn't even really matter. A bit about me, my name is Breanna and I'm just a housewife. I used to work retail but about 6 months ago my physical condition had worsened to where I couldn't keep up and had to take... Read more

  • Need a personal pep talk? Here is mine

    5/20/2015 11:56:46 AM, by ASGMCCARTY

    My eldest is graduating high school in three days. My house is a WRECK and I am planning a graduation party for about 50 people. But I want to curl up in a ball and hide. So here is my pep talk to myself... feel free to use it if you need to also. [cue the Rocky theme song] You can do thi... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family

    5/20/2015 11:52:56 AM, by JLAMING263

    The power of procreation is not an incidental part of the plan; it is the plan of happiness; it is the key to happiness. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2015/04/the-pla
    n-of-happiness?lang=eng#wa
    tch=video... Read more

  • 5-20-15

    5/20/2015 11:35:11 AM, by PTREINER

    Spent yesterday setting up the standing desk unit and rearranging my office. Back is very sore today and I came home exhausted. Glad to be working at home today, though I will likely not get as much done as I should, except maybe around the house. Have laundry going now and will sweep and dust soon,... Read more

  • I SHOULD BUT I DON'T WANT TO!

    5/20/2015 11:33:28 AM, by GREATMARTIN

    I am sitting here looking at a list I made this past weekend of things I should do and get done this week. There are 19 different items and all I can think of is, “So what if I don’t do it today?” The world won’t come to an end if (#8) I don’t replant the plants today or p... Read more

  • Blog #2/Day 3 - Amazing What a Little Motivation Can Do!

    5/20/2015 11:20:45 AM, by GMSTANFIELD

    Isn't it amazing what just a little motivation can push you to do? After writing the first blog, I was motivated to tell someone (not my enabler husband) about my goals. I told her, "The online calculator shows it COULD happen in just 23 weeks! Surely I can do this for just 23 weeks, right?" and h... Read more

  • a cool sunny day

    5/20/2015 10:34:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's a cool day here today. found out the other day at work that i need to take a different approach to how i am entering information. what i was doing is not working as well as i thought. so i am trying some suggestions from the boss to see if that helps. if they do not help and after my eye checku... Read more

  • Click and Spark!

    5/20/2015 10:30:12 AM, by KEELSKICKSBUTT

    My husband and I started off the month of May as a clean eating and no drinking month. I was back at 186.6lbs (heaviest I have been in like 2 years!) and my husband weighed himself earlier this year and weighed 305lbs! I now weigh 176.4 and my husband weighs 281lbs! I'm not sure why it has cli... Read more

  • Internal Obstacles

    5/20/2015 9:09:25 AM, by RUSSELL1960

    I'm currently teaching a faith and finances class. The lesson last evening focused on identifying external and internal obstacles to meeting financial goals. External obstacles are factors over which we have no or less control, or which were not directly caused by us. It could be an unexpected em... Read more

  • Apologizing for my poor choice of words

    5/20/2015 7:09:21 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    I volunteer two full days a week at the next town. I am with grades 2-3 and my Mum with grades 4-6. Unfortunately this school doesn't have enough help, it's a typical small, private Christian school. Last Friday I was pulled out of my room to cover the principals class while he did other work and I... Read more

  • Great News

    5/20/2015 7:05:07 AM, by TERRIHARVEY

    My test on my heart were okay. I am walking a mile a day on my treadmill. My weight is down from 187 to 171. I am so excited. This gives me the encouragement and movtivation to work even hard to get my weight down. My grandbaby is 4 years old and will be starting school in the fall and I need to be ... Read more

  • Move Toward the Light

    5/20/2015 5:28:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    Always move towards the light If you want life to be bright. Yes, the shadows may follow, But we are not to follow them. Learn from your past, But do not live in it. Live in the light of today, Take the time to love and pray. Tomorrow will be bright With Jesus Christ always in... Read more

  • My 50th birthday

    5/20/2015 1:28:38 AM, by MARIALRB

    It happened, I celebrated my birthday on Sunday with friends and family. The adults went to my 3 favorite wineries in Western Colorado and then back to my house to barbecue with our kids. An awesome day! Today, I went for my "50 year old well-child" check! LOL Everything is good. I have be... Read more

  • Relentless day 137, Recovery, Walk, House Maintenance

    5/19/2015 8:48:08 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Hi Sparkers 213 I know it's recovery day but the exterior of the house also needs to recover from the wind, rain and snow. On the south side of the house really takes a beating. Our house is only 9-years old but the paint was starting to peel on the south façade above the garage roof line... Read more

  • Day 24 - An Epic Bike Ride!

    5/19/2015 8:38:09 PM, by SONGBIRD2015

    Today's Weight: 163.8lbs After nachos and ice cream last night, I am down more than two pounds this morning. It's official - the ways of the scale are a mystery to me and I shall stop trying to understand. I have been wondering if my body needs a few more calories than I've been giving it.... Read more

  • I can do it.

    5/19/2015 8:13:53 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    The Three sentences that will get you through life Number One " Cover for me " Number Two " Oh , Good idea Boss" Number Three " It was like that when I got here " Homer Simpson Ha Ha Ha 246 103 100 224 But seriously all you need to get through l... Read more

  • Day four

    5/19/2015 7:15:39 PM, by SONGBYRD_RA

    I am in a great mood today! I only have to work 3 hours today so I had the morning off. Blake ( hubby) and I went for a walk, about 1.25 miles, and then played frisbee for about twenty minutes. I am excited to go to the beach with a client or go walk, and then I'm gonna go home and work out to m... Read more

  • Day 1 Mission Healthy Me

    5/19/2015 3:39:18 PM, by LOVEMETOHEALTH

    Day 1 is today! I start a new job today. Well I am going to treat getting healthy like I would a job. I have a year to concentrate on getting healthy. I am going to make the most of this daily. By job i mean I am going to be intentional and have appointment times to exercise and food prep. I have... Read more

  • AND SHE IS NOT GOING!

    5/19/2015 12:03:03 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    On Broadway there is a song known as the ‘11 o’clock number’ when a star does a show stopping number or a show stopping number makes a star. An example can be Ethel Merman as Rose in “Gypsy” singing “My Turn” but now it seems the 11 o’clock number has become a 9:30 or first act... Read more

  • 5-19-15

    5/19/2015 11:59:44 AM, by PTREINER

    Last palindrome day! Walked yesterday in the cold wind, got to the feed store last night, also got to the grocery and picked up bottle of wine and bag of cookies. Yep, good intentions lasted all of 10 hours. Roasted a pan of veggies and had them for dinner. Enough left for tonight. Got a little more... Read more

  • Don't leave your common sense at the door !!

    5/19/2015 11:01:14 AM, by KORIS_MAMA

    What is it about weight loss that removes common sense at times ? I have always been a firm believer that if you eat less food, move more, and put in effort your gonna lose weight. I will admit though when I hear about a new method of losing weight someone I know is trying I look it up. I am a skept... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family

    5/19/2015 10:42:49 AM, by JLAMING263

    Let us help build the kingdom of God by standing up boldly and being defenders of marriage, parenthood, and the home. The last time I posted this statement, I got some blow back about discrimination. The standing up for my beliefs is not to be confused with denigrating or denying others belief... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    5/19/2015 10:37:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great time in niagara falls the other day. i may go there again next weekend. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. i will be heading to work later this afternoon. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Feeling Good!

    5/19/2015 9:54:04 AM, by CINDER3LLA

    I haven't exercised like I planned to, but I'm in the process of moving back to my hometown. I guess packing and moving things could be counted as exercising. I'm doing well on my eating, despite going out to eat a lot because there is no longer anything in my pantry. I've been doing sandwhichs and ... Read more

  • Do you live to eat or do you eat to live?

    5/19/2015 8:35:05 AM, by LCERTUCHE

    I've been thinking a lot about how we fuel our bodies the last few months. I remember years ago when I was a teenager. I sat with my cousin at my Grandparents table while she ate. She had tiny servings of food on her plate and I asked her "How can you eat so little food?" She looked at me and said, ... Read more

  • My First Challenge

    5/19/2015 6:54:24 AM, by HOMEINTR

    My husband now work nights and I have to cook meals that I can eat, then can be reheated in the microwave when he comes home. I am Southern, so I prefer fresh, normal garden veggies (corn, beans, squash, sweet potatoes). I don't much like fried food or red meat. Not a huge fish fan, but will eat it ... Read more

  • Schedule slowing down!?

    5/19/2015 6:26:49 AM, by HOPEFULVALLEY

    My overnight pet sitting will be ending in June, so I will be home in the evenings every night now and hopefully that will help...no, and I KNOW that will help me be able to cook more at home and have healthier options available for Don and me to eat. I am cleaning out the refrigerator today and w... Read more

  • Remembering to Forget

    5/19/2015 5:30:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    It is only when we let go of the old that we are able to embrace the new. This is the hardest lesson for me. On a daily basis, I have to face one of the ghosts of my past. Today I purpose to fill my mind with thoughts about the goodness that is in this day, and my dreams of tomorrow. Liv... Read more

  • the neighborhood pool is open!

    5/19/2015 5:29:30 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Yeah! My favorite form of exercise! No sweating, easy on the joints, and I can start each morning with just peace and serenity, reciting scripture, as I get in a long swim!... Read more

  • off to the Island...

    5/19/2015 12:36:26 AM, by NELLIEH1

    Packed and ready at 12:28 AM...leaving for Concord in a few hours...(We travel light...) The new (purchased today)18 inch carry on had to be filled... and now it is ready... The old 21 inch carry on was packed... and is also ready except for last minute things... Our trip i... Read more

  • Day three

    5/18/2015 9:44:16 PM, by SONGBYRD_RA

    day three and my motivation is fading quickly. Excuses to not exercise: long day, hard workout yesterday, really tired, I just don't want to and it is way to hot in Alaska right now. Reasons to exercise: I'll feel proud after I do it, feel better in the long run, I just need to push through it, ... Read more

  • Day 23 - Nachos and Ice Cream

    5/18/2015 9:26:11 PM, by SONGBIRD2015

    Today's Weight: 166lbs Well, good news - we didn't end up going out for Mexican. Bad news, we went to a little diner in town that had very little in the way of vegetarian options - and supposedly some of the best ice cream ever. I kept my calories low for breakfast and lunch knowing that ... Read more

  • When to rest and when to rev

    5/18/2015 8:02:55 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " If you want to grow old as a pilot, you've got to know when to push it and when to back off, " Chuck Yeager We are all pilots in our own lives. One f the best things we can do for ourselves is to learn when to push things , and when to back off. If your too gung ho you risk the chance of inj... Read more

  • Relentless day 136, 2x4 Routine, Workout 18, Landmine Press & Block Pull

    5/18/2015 7:31:51 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Primary was Landmine Press for a new 1RM of 124; 7 Sets, 59 Reps, 5,025 Lbs completed in 34 Min. 224 Secondary at 82% if 1RM for 1x12x215; the heaviest set. 4 Sets, 44 Reps, 7,900 Lbs. Completed in 17 Min. Total Workout: 11 Sets, 44 Reps, 12,925 Lbs or 6.46 tons. 40 Another... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family

    5/18/2015 5:20:01 PM, by JLAMING263

    The first line of the song teaches: “Our Father has a family. It’s me! It’s you, all others too: we are His children.” From the family proclamation, we learn, “In the premortal realm, spirit sons and daughters knew and worshipped God as their Eternal Father.” In that realm, we learned ab... Read more

  • Funnies for Seniors. . .

    5/18/2015 3:47:00 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Thought we could use a good laugh today.... maybe you'll find one here: Q: Where can single men over the age of 60 find younger women who are interested in them? A: Try a bookstore, under Fiction Q: What can a man do while his wife is going through menopause? A: Keep busy. If ... Read more

  • Rebirth and life....(Pictures)

    5/18/2015 12:42:31 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Spring time is a time of fresh starts and the continuation of life. Hope you enjoy and feel love and hope from these. Have a happy blessed day.... Read more

  • 5-18-15

    5/18/2015 12:22:18 PM, by PTREINER

    Yet another palindrome date. Very sore and very tired today. Worked on floors all day Sat - swept, vacuumed and mopped. Got the bedroom floors and the upstairs this time, too. Yesterday, did bathrooms and our bedroom (dusting) before breakfast and phone call with mom, then spent the rest of the day ... Read more

  • First Vegan Weekend

    5/18/2015 11:33:48 AM, by LCERTUCHE

    This weekend was my first full-actual vegan weekend. Sister Karen made a delicious pot of white beans with garlic, onion and red bell pepper. Had it Friday night with a large green salad. Saturday I mixed it with uncooked oats, a little flour and seasonings and formed into a burger. I sprayed the ir... Read more

  • Unsolicited Advice For New Spark Members

    5/18/2015 11:14:25 AM, by ICANINSIGHT

    Hey, I am a team leader and noticed that many of you set your page to private. We won't bite! Take it off private, please so we can give you "goodies" and comment with encouragement on your page. If there is sensitive data in your profile, just take it off, but please don't set to private. Pa... Read more

  • MOVIE HAPPENINGS PART 7 THE END?

    5/18/2015 10:47:13 AM, by GREATMARTIN

    And the titles keep on coming but I'll finish it today. "The Fan" with Lauren Bacall is every inch a star who has a young, male fan obsessed with her--a good suspense mystery that was underrated at the time it came out--with Maureen Stapleton and James Garner "Ordinary... Read more

  • First Blog, Day 1 - Frustration and New Motivation

    5/18/2015 10:38:43 AM, by GMSTANFIELD

    I'm not too sure that blogging will be my "thing" but I'm giving it a try. I am very frustrated with myself that I do pretty well, great even some weeks and lose 2 or more pounds a week, and then blow it all on the weekends and pretty much reset all my weight loss each time. There's always some "g... Read more

  • 5-18-15 Week 1 of 8 Diabetic Weightloss Challenge exercise routine

    5/18/2015 9:34:13 AM, by MAMABEAR372

    This is my 2nd time doing this and I modified it slightly. Week 1: 15-20 minutes Strength training video or weights I use 2, 3, & 5 lb dumbbells. Video: 10-Minute Arm Toning Workout from Petra Kolber''s ''''Step-by-Step Strength Training'''' DVD (10 minutes) with the 5 lb weights, 9-Mi... Read more

  • "A Journey of 50 lbs begins with a glass of water"

    5/18/2015 9:33:24 AM, by GARDENGIRL2013

    Every time I "get serious" about weightloss, I make this big plan that I'm going to follow and it lasts about 3 days. Then I blow it, feel discouraged and quit for another 5 lb gain. So now I think I will just have a glass of water and go for a walk. Start with that. Every day. I know it doesn... Read more

  • Another Day, Another Beginning

    5/18/2015 8:05:24 AM, by LESSOFMEISMORE

    Well between the uplifting and wonderful people of Sparkpeople and the informative articles, yesterday was not the end for me. Well I was pretty bad yesterday....a pizza with everything on it kept calling my name but today I'm ready to jump right back on the healthy eating and exercise bandwagon. ... Read more

  • Monday madnesses...

    5/18/2015 7:31:39 AM, by NELLIEH1

    My Monday may be marvelously munificent, yet it is usually magnificently mercurial most weeks. Today, besides my regular ladies' studies at 11AM and 1 PM... we must pack... Oh, and I must drive into the capital city to pick up our... While I am there, I might as well get some more of ... Read more

  • Today I am at home

    5/18/2015 6:11:35 AM, by CHERYLHURT

    Going to the library today and getting some books. Looking for a quiet day!... Read more

  • Finding and sharing the joy!

    5/18/2015 5:32:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    Saturday I was unable to post a blog on Spark, and I really missed taking the time to write down my thoughts. Writing is a way for me to focus, and find the joy. It is also a way for me to share the positive with you. How do you find and share the joy! Bohemian Waxwing... Read more

  • Day 2.5

    5/18/2015 12:13:53 AM, by SONGBYRD_RA

    omgosh. I just completed the definitions workout for xtfmax. I am going to be so sore tomorrow. My arms feel like jello and it's hard to hold my phone up, I feel like I will drop it. Even without counting the calories I burned from that exercise (200+) I stayed under my personal goal of no more th... Read more