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  • Day 8 - JAZZERCISE! No Leg Warmers Required ;-)

    5/4/2015 8:15:09 PM, by SONGBIRD2015

    Today's Weight: 170.2 I wrote in my blog yesterday that finding Spark People and choosing to stick with it was the second best decision I've ever made. I think that's only because it came AFTER my first best decision - not because it holds any less importance in my life and my journey to become... Read more

  • What’s a “Serving”?

    5/4/2015 1:06:49 PM, by MCASKEY6

    So what exactly is a serving of Yellow Squash? Is it a whole yellow squash? A half of one? Is it a cup, or 6 ounces? As a kid, a serving was approximately the size of Mom's big serving spoon (or two). But again, that's not exactly a hard core measurement. So I checked online. ... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    5/4/2015 12:58:44 PM, by JLAMING263

    For decisions that affect eternity, having a gospel perspective is essential. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2015/04/the-ete
    rnal-perspective-of-the-go
    spel?lang=eng... Read more

  • Boredom

    5/4/2015 12:35:54 PM, by LCERTUCHE

    Wow, not getting outside is really getting to me. It is too hard for me to get in and out of our house. My DH is working on getting me a wheelchair, temporarily of course. He is convinced he can get me in and out of the house in one. I had to stay home from Church Sunday and I missed the family day ... Read more

  • Today is A Beautiful Day

    5/4/2015 12:13:20 PM, by PANDABEAR42

    Thank you everyone for your support. It has helped me to write about things and your support has meant so much to me. You told me things i had been mentioning to the other half "OH" for years and he would just laugh at me or say what ever you think...so i don't go there any more and i'm learning t... Read more

  • ARE PEOPLE BORN EVIL?

    5/4/2015 12:10:20 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    Are people born evil? I was reminded of that question watching the twist in the TV series “Secrets and Lies” which immediately brought to mind “The Bad Seed”, a book written in 1954 which in turn was made into an award winning play that same year and an acclaimed movie in 1956. In s... Read more

  • 5-4-15

    5/4/2015 12:06:47 PM, by PTREINER

    Good week in Denver, was recognized for my work in the final meeting, able to fit in a teleconference and get another project going, also able to launch the new website for the state rha. Good networking opps, great visiting, a few good meals, a few good walks, but sat a lot more than I wanted to. J... Read more

  • Abstinence Lost...pregnancy gained

    5/4/2015 10:04:53 AM, by BERKCHIK

    I started attending OA April 1, 2013. After 6 mos of learning about the program and what abstinence meant, I tried it on for size. It worked. I enjoyed the program and loved, in particular, my groups in the East Bay of San Francisco. But I started a divorce during this time and decided to move ... Read more

  • Every day 10,000

    5/4/2015 9:37:00 AM, by SADWHITEWOLF

    This week my pedometer hit 84,807 steps. For the first time in forever I hit over 10,000 all the days (the lowest being Friday at 10154). This morning I weighed in and had GAINED half a pond. Then I realized my bladder was full. LOL Re-weighed and I lost 0.4 lbs. This is not near... Read more

  • Monday Morning

    5/4/2015 9:24:44 AM, by EARTHMOM16

    Mondays should be outlawed or fixed so we could just sleep through them. Busy, Busy, Busy. I'm trying to get a handle on my life again....I've got to. Lately I've been so angry. I stay aggravated most everyday and lose my temper at the drop of a hat. I know that eating right and exercising ... Read more

  • Daily Motivation 5/4/15

    5/4/2015 9:20:32 AM, by KORIS_MAMA

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  • it's monday

    5/4/2015 8:58:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has begun! with incredible weather here,too! i treated my good friend to dinner the other day. he has been such a huge help and is a huge supporter of what i do and of who i am. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i will get outdoors in a while and get some necessities.... Read more

  • Outside chores=exercise

    5/4/2015 5:33:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    We raked the yard of the old home in Porter the other day. we raked for a few hours, and worked up a swet. It is always a great time when I get together with the grandkids and we work or play! Unfortunately, the photos would not upload. The files are too big, according to the computer. ... Read more

  • Brighton someone's day

    5/4/2015 5:23:28 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " You never want to give a man a present when you know he's feeling good. You want to do it when he's down." Lyndon B. Johnson If it one thing that sparkpeople are good for it is brightening other peoples days. There is nothing like bringing sunshine 67 and cheer to another 104 So i... Read more

  • pizza of the 1950's

    5/4/2015 12:46:05 AM, by NELLIEH1

    Today's pizza has just about anything on top...from traditional Italian, to Hawaiian, to meat and or veggie lover's, to dessert, to gluten-free white...etc... Back in the 1950's, I made my first pizza with a stretchy dough, vegetable oil, a can of Italian-style tomatoes, drained, and slabs of m... Read more

  • Daily Motivation 5/3/15

    5/3/2015 8:00:25 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

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  • Get your Healthy Stuff Together

    5/3/2015 7:45:44 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Put all your eggs in one basket and watch the basket." Carl Sandburg There are a lot of variables , formulas and methods that work or don't in weight loss. There is measuring , logging, weighing . Eating certain foods at certain times, sleeping x amounts of hours . What kind of exercise to d... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family

    5/3/2015 7:39:23 PM, 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=eng... Read more

  • Day 8 - My First Week SPARKing...and I'm Never Going Back!

    5/3/2015 6:39:48 PM, by SONGBIRD2015

    Official Weigh-In: 170.2lbs Total Pounds Lost: 3.6 It was a bit disappointing to be in the 170s this morning for my official weigh-in after yesterday's brief foray into the 160s, but I know that weight can fluctuate for soooo many different reasons. I felt really good about everything that I... Read more

  • Words to Inspire #2

    5/3/2015 6:32:26 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 "Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself...Nothing is impossible!" ~ Norman Vincent Peale 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184... Read more

  • Preserving personal SP history -- weight goal

    5/3/2015 6:32:23 PM, by MARJIMAC63

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  • YEAH SUNDAY !!!

    5/3/2015 5:01:28 PM, by GRANDMAFRANNY

    JUST TOOK A NICE LONG BATH W/ SLEEP BATH GEL BY BATH & BODY WORK'S AND OH I AM READY FOR SLEEP BUT I CAN'T BUT JUSTHAD TO POST YOU ALL. GOD BLESS YOU AND I THINK I'LL GO FOR ANOTHER WALK.... Read more

  • APRIL 2015 RESUME

    5/3/2015 11:38:24 AM, by GREATMARTIN

    Aside from breaking records with hitting 96 degrees one day last week we are now in the ‘rainy season’ so you know if you have anything to do outdoors you should get it done by 1 PM. The main changes you can see are the ones in pictures 2 and 3--the former were the trees in M... Read more

  • Relentless day 123, Recovery, Walk

    5/3/2015 10:43:15 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    After a heavy workout recovery days become a welcomed necessity. 334 That's what I'm going to do! If your looking for ideas on workout plans, one of my favorite sites is T-Nation.com. Have a great Spark Day. 104 4 91 236... Read more

  • Again...

    5/3/2015 9:38:59 AM, by MEAYESHAHELP

    My weight loss battle begins at 311 pounds, and to date I am 293. I am having difficulty with writing my blog. I get so far and it disappears, so like my weight I have to keep starting again. I have a carbohydrate addiction that leaves me yearning so much food. If I fast for a day or two I can r... Read more

  • If/Then goal setting

    5/3/2015 9:38:47 AM, by ELIZVANCE

    Planning has never been my shortfall. I make great lists. I love to research. I can make a new plan, a great plan, to define the path to anywhere, to accomplish anything. Trouble is, by the time the plan complete, the end visualized, the steps defined - I move on to the next plan. Implementatio... Read more

  • Where is the weight loss coming from?

    5/3/2015 9:31:44 AM, by THE_SHOEZ

    Back on March 22 I joined a challenge to loose a pound a week. The challenge runs until June 21. So far I've averaged probably 2 lbs a week weight loss. This week was really good. I lost 4 pounds which was probably from ramping up my minutes on my cardio fitness, which is all walking or stationary b... Read more

  • come, reason

    5/3/2015 6:03:06 AM, by NELLIEH1

    in the One Who gave Himself for us...... Read more

  • My Rich Definition

    5/3/2015 5:46:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    True riches come from God. I need to acknowledge HIM in all that I do, and HE will direct my path. God's riches include the love and fellowship of family, friends and acquaintances. God's riches include healing and health. we will never have a perfect life, but etch of us can find God's goodn... Read more

  • Half Way There

    5/3/2015 12:38:06 AM, by SKYSPIRIT464

    We got half of my garden planted today! Such a great feeling. It would have been nice to get it all done but I have to be patient with my Hubby. You see, he can be a tad bit on the obsessive side. He has been bad in the past about having things "symmetrical", making sure that the tomato plants all l... Read more

  • Gone fishing , after a trophy

    5/2/2015 9:08:12 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Something to think about: If you fish the wrong fly long and hard enough , it will sooner or later become the right fly. " John Gierach Today a lot of my friends in my area are doing a rad run . It's a 5K and at the end they shower you with a ton of color. Looks like a lot of fun. Not everyo... Read more

  • Daily Motivation 5/2/15

    5/2/2015 7:12:42 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    I missed yesterday so i'm posting two again today :) ... Read more

  • Relentless day 122, 2x4 Routine, Workout 10, Landmine Press & Block Pull

    5/2/2015 6:35:18 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Back to my workout. Resting yesterday was pleasant. Primary - Kneeling Landmine Press; 6 Sets, 56 Rep, 4,060 Lbs. On Week 1, Workout 2 my 1RM was 85 Lbs. Today Week 3 , Workout 10 my 1RM Is 113 Lbs. That's a 28 Lb. increase. On the 2x4 Routine new 1-Rep Maxes are attempted ever... Read more

  • Day 7 - Bicycles, Farmer's Markets, and NSVs...Oh My!

    5/2/2015 6:22:59 PM, by SONGBIRD2015

    Today's Weight: 169.4 Thanks so much to those of you who left comments yesterday. I know I tend to worry too much and your comments helped me to get out of my own head - I needed that! Today has been a fantastic day! I was a little worried about my first weekend on plan because there are s... Read more

  • Who's Cooking?

    5/2/2015 3:21:21 PM, by LCERTUCHE

    Well since I have been laid up, taking it easy, my DH, Frank decided he would make lunch for everyone. He bought a couple dozen tamales from a street vender, Spanish rice that just needed heated up in the microwave, and a couple of cans of refried beans, also heated in the microwave. The famil... Read more

  • SHE LIVES!!!!!

    5/2/2015 3:09:31 PM, by LADYOLIVER

    Hello to all my SparkFriends. I am still on my journey 4Life. Being it's 4Life it has lots of changes going on. I am still learning a lot about weight lifting and what works and does not works for me mentally and physically. My body is changing in ways that have surprised me. I am also e... Read more

  • Really struggling right now

    5/2/2015 2:47:06 PM, by CANOGAPARKGAL

    I have all the tools - what's wrong. KNOWING and DOING are two different things. will keep on trying.... Read more

  • My life and Weight is spiraling out of CONTROL and....

    5/2/2015 12:27:02 PM, by PANDABEAR42

    MY Life and Weight seem to be spiraling out of control and i don't know what to do.... I know right now i am depressed and i need to get out of this funk...i hope blogging about it will help...this blog is just for me...i guess i will be selfish. i'm a comfort eater and BOY am i COMFORT EA... Read more

  • SPOILER...ENDURE to the End...

    5/2/2015 12:06:46 PM, by JLAMING263

    Enduring to the end is a hallmark of true discipleship and is essential to eternal life. But when trials and challenges come our way, we are often told to simply “hang in there.” Let me be clear: to “hang in there” is not a principle of the gospel. Enduring to the end means constantly coming... Read more

  • RIP JEAN NIDETCH, FOUNDER OF WEIGHT WATCHERS

    5/2/2015 11:56:51 AM, by GREATMARTIN

    On Thursday morning, April 30, I read the long obituary of Jean Nidetch who had died the night before. She was the founder of Weight Watchers, the most successful weight losing organization for over 50 years. I was lucky to have met and worked for/with her for over one of the most reward... Read more

  • 5-2-15

    5/2/2015 11:44:52 AM, by MAMABEAR372

    I am writing this in an effort to organize my thoughts. JJ is moving back in a couple weeks for the summer. We have moved the house around to allow our youngest and us to have more room since it was just the three of us now, instead of 5. We have decided to put up the bunk beds in the downsta... Read more

  • A blog for a Saturday

    5/2/2015 10:11:24 AM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Time to relax and share a smile. Have a fun and relaxing weekend.... Read more

  • Review of "Eat to Live"

    5/2/2015 8:27:37 AM, by LCERTUCHE

    Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. claims to be good way to heal the body of problems of obesity, hypertension, high-cholesterol, migraines and preventing more according to Dr. Fuhrman with his eating plan. A plant-based diet makes a lot of sense. He also backs up his claims with case studies and sta... Read more

  • Define Rich!

    5/2/2015 5:34:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    How do you define rich? Lots of money? Lots of friends? Good health? I want to hear your definition, and tomorrow I will give you mine!... Read more

  • May Day and More

    5/2/2015 2:17:38 AM, by GRANJERRY1

    The ladies wing at the church came together to organise a fund raiser for the quake victims of Nepal yesterday. Being May Day, a public holiday was just ideal.... So we had a great day at the grounds of the school which is run by the convent. I was really touched and honoured, when al... Read more

  • Planting Season

    5/2/2015 12:30:03 AM, by SKYSPIRIT464

    I got to spend the day with my Hubby today. He went with me to my workout and sat watching t.v. and reading the paper in the lounge area. I had quite the workout, too bad he missed it. LOL He was more interested in finding fish for lunch and getting our shopping done. Found the fish, we tried a rest... Read more

  • quote to ponder...

    5/2/2015 12:01:32 AM, by NELLIEH1

    "Everyone - pantheist, atheist, skeptic, polytheist - has to answer these questions: 'Where did I come from? What is life's meaning? How do I define right from wrong and what happens to me when I die?' Those are the fulcrum points of our existence." Ravi Zacharias These ought to keep us think... Read more

  • Premiere of "Words to Inspire"!

    5/1/2015 9:15:22 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 “Although time seems to fly, it never travels faster than one day at a time. Each day is a new opportunity to live your life to the fullest. In each waking day, you will find scores of blessings & opportunities for positive change. Do not let yo... Read more

  • Back in the Saddle again

    5/1/2015 8:27:10 PM, by SCARJOWANNABE

    It's been about 2 years since I last used SP. I need to make myself accountable again. A lot has changed since then. 1. I was accepted into law school and just finished my first year last week! 2. Broke up with my BF of almost 2 years in Jan, 2014 3. Got down to 135 in April 2014 then subse... Read more

  • Day 6 - Who Knew This Would Be the Hardest Part???

    5/1/2015 7:29:31 PM, by SONGBIRD2015

    Today's Weight: 170.4 Hello fellow SPARKers...or whoever's out there....or maybe I'm just saying hello to myself...oh well :-) Even though I won't "officially" weigh in until Sunday morning, it has been so nice to see a drop in the scale the last couple of mornings. Unofficially 3.4lbs do... Read more

  • "AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON"--A MOVIE REVIEW

    5/1/2015 7:18:36 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    Mother always said if you don’t have something nice about someone/something then don’t say anything. I didn’t always listen to mother and in this case I have some things to say. Our choice of movie going this Friday was “Avengers”, “Avengers” or “Avengers” and i... Read more

  • Beths sugery went well.

    5/1/2015 3:56:41 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    This is her hubby. There was a rotator cuff tear (only about 15 percent torn) and bone spurs were removed and decompression. They also shaved some of the collar bone to ease movement and free up some nerve pinch areas. Beth is excited about the weight loss opportunity she will have by not having her... Read more

  • Processing Seedlings, A Tree Nursery Farmers Life

    5/1/2015 2:13:33 PM, by PANDABEAR42

    Hello Spark Friends....This is the life of a self-employed tree nursery "FARMER". Unfortunately farmers have to claim they are self-employed as when that is their only way of income..... We started seedlings in early April...don't ask what day as the time moved on for me seedling time got dep... Read more

  • Happy May 1

    5/1/2015 11:03:03 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    I have just gotten back from a short but sunny walk. It has been a productive morning and I am feeling motivated. My parents will be in town this weekend, along with my mother's brother. My folks have purchased a house here and are talking to contractors about some renovations. A new chapter... Read more

  • I don't blame mom, I blame mom's biome.

    5/1/2015 10:16:22 AM, by DOTSLADY

    I struggle with sugar addiction apparently (in denial because I ate so well, but the urge doesn't let up!), and in the throws of stress tend to want potato chips, Starburst, and ice-cream (like a recovering alcoholic I'll say that I've been two years off the Lays and Starburst, and almost a year wit... Read more

  • SPOILER...How Bad Do You Want It?

    5/1/2015 9:58:37 AM, by JLAMING263

    Today and forevermore God’s grace is available to all whose hearts are broken and whose spirits are contrite. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2015/04/the-gif
    t-of-grace?lang=eng... Read more

  • it's friday

    5/1/2015 9:18:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! the weather is going to be warm and mostly sunny here this weekend. so i will definitely get out and enjoy it and i know my daughter will be doing so,too. she got an a and another a on two different quizzes at school the other day. she had to show me and anyone that woul... Read more

  • Relentless day 121, Recovery, Walk

    5/1/2015 9:14:53 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Ahh. A day of rest. But not really. It's a great day for gardening. Tomato time! Have a great day Sparkers.... Read more

  • The Before School Program

    5/1/2015 5:31:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every morning at 5:45, I leave for school to run the Kid's Club Program. I have 10-20 children every morning for 2 1/2 hours (6:30-9). What an exciting way to start the day! There are many self-motivated options for the students: arts and crafts simple gardening, board games, Ping-... Read more

  • Don't hold your parents up to contempt

    5/1/2015 5:20:18 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Don't hold your parents up to contempt . After all, you are their son , and it is just possible you may just take after them." Evelyn Waugh Mother's day is right around the corner . All I've been hearing lately is I love my mom, but Ugh She drives me insane . What we often forget is ho... Read more

  • Preserving personal SP history -- the status update

    5/1/2015 12:18:37 AM, by MARJIMAC63

    Another hall of shame moment (as recorded on 4-30-2015): Current Status: MARJIMAC63 is 5K on 8/2 and 5K on 8/10 set 256 days ago (note that Status will not appear on Main page when not updated in past 7 days) I am delighted by the coincidence of 256 days because if I work on having 100... Read more

  • pizza and "salad boys"

    5/1/2015 12:07:05 AM, by NELLIEH1

    Part of our clan has a tradition that family gatherings mean pizza... Sometimes it's Hawaiian... Sometimes half meat lovers... and half veggie... Sometimes its all cheese... Recently we've added a gluten-free pizza for those who are in cancer or crohn's disease remission... ... Read more

  • Preserving personal SP history

    4/30/2015 11:55:39 PM, by MARJIMAC63

    Here's my original headline and summary from Sept 2012 when I set up my SP account. December 2013 was when I turned 50 Librarian loses 100 pounds for 50th birthday January 2014--So, um, I DIDN'T lose 100 lbs before my 50th birthday. In fact, in the last 6 months, I've undone the work ... Read more

  • LOYALTY DAY MAY 1ST...

    4/30/2015 7:29:37 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    May 1st is Loyalty Day in the United States. It is a day set aside to reaffirm our love of country and to reflect on the ideals, struggles and principles our country was founded on. Loyalty Day was first celebrated in 1021 as "Americanization Day" as a counterbalance to Labor day which is ... Read more

  • 204.9 Re-discovered a dysfunctional pattern!

    4/30/2015 6:22:57 PM, by JOE14250

    In the past I have done mega bouts of exercise. An expenditure of energy that might be solo, or with a friend, or with a group. Of course this feels good and like you have accomplished something good for yourself. Give self a gold star, Hey I'm no couch potato. Good cardio = equals a pat on the... Read more

  • Day 5 - Where There's a Will, There's a Way!

    4/30/2015 6:21:55 PM, by SONGBIRD2015

    Today's Weight: 171.8lbs It was bound to happen - the week has been going oh so perfectly. I got to school and realized I forgot my lunch. The perfectly packed, incredibly healthy and nutritious, precisely calorie-counted lunch I packed this morning was still sitting on the kitchen counter. Si... Read more

  • I'm Alive

    4/30/2015 4:28:49 PM, by LCERTUCHE

    I made it through surgery on my ankle. The doctor removed a lesion inside my ankle, packed in a little stuff to make stimulate bone growth, and smoothed edges. He said that unfortunately all my cartilage is gone. With the lesion he couldn't tell until he got it out. Right now the recovery time is es... Read more

  • Dancing with the Enemy

    4/30/2015 4:03:41 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    So, I had a chat with DH after my last blog about my man-sized servings, and we've come to an agreement. So far, so good. Starting the day with some fruit, then around 10 having a light brunch. Mid-afternoon, a "controlled" snack, if necessary. Dinner falls between 5 and 7.... Read more

  • Relentless day 120, 2x4 Routine, Workout 9, Back Squat & Floor Press

    4/30/2015 3:20:25 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Had a good workout; even had some gas in the tank for a body weight exercise. Back Squat; 6 Sets, 32 Sets, 4,152 Lbs: new 1RM 187 Floor Press; 5 Sets, 48 Reps, 4,200 Lbs Inverted Pull-ups; 2 Sets, 15 Reps, Body Weight. Total workout: 13 Sets, 95 Reps, 8,352 Lbs or 4.18 tons. 3... Read more

  • Emotional Eating

    4/30/2015 1:44:01 PM, by MARTHA324

    Thinking back I realize that a lot of the reasons why I gained weight was because of emotional eating. Had a busy day? Eat......Trouble with my boss? Eat......Lonely? Eat......Trouble was all that did for me was to put on weight. Didn't make my day less busy, or cure the problems with my boss o... Read more

  • SPOILER...Religious Freedom

    4/30/2015 10:40:58 AM, by JLAMING263

    The faithful use of our agency depends upon our having religious freedom. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2015/04/preserv
    ing-agency-protecting-reli
    gious-freedom?lang=eng... Read more

  • MOVIE HAPPENINGS PART 3

    4/30/2015 10:38:30 AM, by GREATMARTIN

    I have been a big movie fan for over 70 years--going back to the days when you went to the movies and saw a double feature plus a cartoon, plus a newsreel plus coming attractions (maybe, just maybe, if movie houses went back to this they would get more customers)--and never tire of them. I do ... Read more

  • Tomorrow, a day for fresh starts and renewal

    4/30/2015 9:35:52 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    Today is prep day for tomorrow...tomorrow is May 1, a date that has represented a fresh healthy start each spring/summer for the last couple of years. And SparkPeople has been a structure behind those healthy re-starts. Each year I have become more active overall, drank more water overall, ea... Read more

  • only clean the ones that...

    4/30/2015 9:06:28 AM, by NELLIEH1

    Daily we all busily brush and floss... However, for us, for DH and me, today, we have to be especially careful... because we are going to the dentist's office to get our teeth professionally cleaned by a hygenist... Will we get a sticker?...... Read more

  • plenty of sunshine

    4/30/2015 8:58:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,sunny spring day here today! woo hoo! a day for me to get outdoors and have fun! get to spend some time with my family today,including my beautiful daughter. i do have a few errands to run this afternoon and that is it. i will make the most out of the great weather here and have a terrif... Read more

  • Daily Motivation 4/30/15

    4/30/2015 7:28:24 AM, by KORIS_MAMA

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  • It's okay to be wrong

    4/30/2015 5:23:43 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " It's okay to be wrong " David Henry Hwang I work in a small office where we audit boxes and key in numbers all day . Sometimes you forget to write something down. Another girl in the company showed me a screen where all the info is stored in case you forget to write something down. I s... Read more

  • A simpler life

    4/30/2015 5:22:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    A simple life is the way for me Enjoy the day, Find the glee The meetings and struggles may weigh me down. People's problems can give me a frown. But a little girl who loves to play Adds the joy, and makes my day!... Read more

  • Defeating the Monotonous

    4/30/2015 2:59:51 AM, by MBHERBST

    Howdy! My follow up appointment was useless...in a good way. I am down 12 pounds since the beginning of the month. Staying (mostly) on track with the 1200 calorie diet and exercising 4 times a week. So the nutritionist didn't have much to tell me. My only complaint was that it seems that I eith... Read more

  • Working through the pain

    4/30/2015 12:23:43 AM, by SKYSPIRIT464

    I am about to be 8 months out from my knee replacement surgery----and I am still in pain. I went back to the doctor and he said there was nothing in the X-rays and that I just needed to work on getting my muscles stronger. I am hoping that I am doing the correct exercises to do that now, I'm working... Read more

  • The Insomnia Queen...

    4/29/2015 11:41:41 PM, by LAURIESUEWENTZ

    That's what they call me. I've gone four days without sleep, but mostly I sleep for a couple of hours and then I am awake for 16 to 18 hours. My doc...we will call her Meghan...has started me on a new medicine. Well, she actually added to my current meds. Let's see if we have any luck. Hav... Read more

  • The Insomnia Queen...

    4/29/2015 11:41:10 PM, by LAURIESUEWENTZ

    That's what they call me. I've gone four days without sleep, but mostly I sleep for a couple of hours and then I am awake for 16 to 18 hours. My doc...we will call her Meghan...has started me on a new medicine. Well, she actually added to my current meds. Let's see if we have any luck. Hav... Read more

  • Day 4 - "The Hunger Games"

    4/29/2015 7:27:52 PM, by SONGBIRD2015

    Day 4 - Mildly Successful Today's Weight: 173.8lbs Calories Burned Today: 461 Stayed Within Range: Calories, Fat, Carbs, Protein, Fiber Well, I managed to stay on plan today, but it was the first day I didn't feel wonderful despite eating well. Based on my FAA food plan, I generally h... Read more

  • Daily Motivation 2/29/15

    4/29/2015 6:42:52 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

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  • Not My Little Boy Anymore

    4/29/2015 6:15:27 PM, by RAESUN54

    Today is my youngest son's birthday. He is 30 years old. Time went by so quickly. It really does seem like just yesterday that he was born. My daughter was looking for pictures of her brother and herself to post on Facebook of when they were little. She is the youngest and she of course attach... Read more

  • The joy of Spring

    4/29/2015 5:42:19 PM, by LINDAM.1

    I am picking dandelions to go with salad. Fresh vegies! Our dog is a daddy's boy unless we are in bed. Best when no one can see, he was beaten by a lady. That's how we got him . The shelter would not give him to any one who had not had a skittish dog. So we qualified . The kitten we got was the ... Read more

  • 'twixt and 'tween

    4/29/2015 1:37:34 PM, by NELLIEH1

    Between maple sugaring season... (which we hear was good this year, even though it started later than normal)... and black fly season (May 15-June 15...usually)... comes: mud season... spring raking time... winter damage needing repair/replacement... and pea planting...... Read more

  • Counting down

    4/29/2015 12:42:14 PM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Well, it would appear by the last entry that I lost between 3 and 6 pounds last month. I'd like to take credit for this, but really I was too depressed to eat for several days. The weight kind of came off quickly from that. Also, after returning to my regular eating schedule I just ate less than bef... Read more

  • Surgery Tomorrow

    4/29/2015 11:46:07 AM, by LCERTUCHE

    I will be going to the hospital at 6 a.m. to get my ankle scoped. I don't know if I will be on the computer or not. I guess time will tell. I don't think it will be a big deal, after all this will be the 4th surgery I've had on this ankle. Think good thoughts for my recovery. I don't think I'm... Read more

  • CHASING A RAINBOW AND 'CATCHING A CAT'

    4/29/2015 11:43:47 AM, by GREATMARTIN

    On Friday April 24, 2015, I was walking home and decided I would take a video of the sunset though it was far from the usual spectacular ones we have. Near the end one of the cats from the boats that dock at Gateway came over and you will meet him at the end of the first tape and the 5th tape... Read more

  • SPOILER...Easter...

    4/29/2015 11:19:38 AM, by JLAMING263

    Jesus Christ suffered, died, and rose from death in order that He could lift us to eternal life. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2015/04/where-j
    ustice-love-and-mercy-meet
    ?lang=eng#watch=video This talk is awesome... Inspirational... Life affirming... Life changing...... Read more

  • SPOILER...

    4/29/2015 11:18:20 AM, by JLAMING263

    To marvel at the wonders of the gospel is a sign of faith. It is to recognize the hand of the Lord in our lives and in everything around us. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2015/04/is-it-s
    till-wonderful-to-you?lang=eng... Read more

  • Short Quiz #2 (for fun)!

    4/29/2015 10:33:44 AM, by IMAVISION

    38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 As always - 304 for checking this out. May the Creator God bless us all with immeasurable power to make positive changes in our lives! 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 How many sandwiches do Americans eat each & every day? 1)... Read more

  • Simple Pedometer Goal & Arm toning help

    4/29/2015 10:20:04 AM, by SADWHITEWOLF

    WooHoo! I finally beat 70.000 steps last week for the first time in a long time. I went over 10,000 6 out of 7 days! (Saturday I only got 6k) Actually I logged 83000. I am also up to 50 wall push-ups at least 3 times a week. I am seeing more toning in my arms but still no improvement on t... Read more

  • Don't believe everything they say about you

    4/29/2015 5:26:41 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Don't ever forget two things I'm going to tell you. One don't believe everything that is written about you . Two don't pick up too many checks" Babe Ruth I know we are not rich and famous so what does this quote have to do with me. A lot. we may not have anything written about us but peopl... Read more

  • When work haunts you

    4/29/2015 2:54:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    My work did not get done. I was trusting another person to do her job, and she let me down. I needed something to be completed correctly, and it just did not happen. I did not sleep well, knowing that today's meeting would be stressful and difficult. I know that I have a lot more work to ... Read more

  • Day 1

    4/28/2015 8:15:26 PM, by SUEB37

    today is the first day of my weight loss journey. I walked ten minutes today. I can't do much due to a previous surgery and not being fully healed. I have a weight limit. But I am going to start with baby steps. No more eating after 8 pm at night, I'm going to work on drinking 8 oz of water a day, a... Read more

  • Day 3 - Food, Glorious Food!

    4/28/2015 7:12:50 PM, by SONGBIRD2015

    Day 3 - Another Success???!!! Today's Weight: 173.8lbs Calories Burned Today: 0 Stayed Within Range: Calories, Fat, Carbs, Protein, Fiber 334 I feel like can already see a change in my body and mindset. I've decided to weigh myself every morning so that I can get a feel for what may c... Read more

  • "THE WATER DIVINER"--A MOVIE REVIEW

    4/28/2015 6:22:32 PM, by GREATMARTIN

    Russell Crowe’s directorial debut, “The Water Diviner”, shows that he has learned enough about films after being in them for 25 years not to embarrass himself plus he shows a good hand at directing actors including himself. He, also, as a first time director, makes the usual mistakes.... Read more

  • 4-28-15

    4/28/2015 6:22:13 PM, by MAMABEAR372

    First of all I have to say my next doctor appointment is weighing heavily on my mind. Second thought is that I have NOT been perfect by any means. With two deaths this past winter and some other things that emotionally have me in a hiccup I have had my struggles. I am trying so hard to stay up be... Read more