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  • it's monday

    7/15/2019 1:36:32 PM, by MOMMY445

    a warm summer day here today. my daughter says hi. i had a good workout at the gym today. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Clueless or couldn't care less?

    7/15/2019 7:54:19 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends...yesterday was quite the lazy day...woke up at 5am with the alarm, forgot to turn it off when my plans were canceled..went back to sleep but by 6am my body was done sleeping so I got up made coffee and headed out to my back deck to enjoy the beautiful morning. As I got up... Read more

  • Sunshine

    7/15/2019 6:17:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    Find the sunshine on your path, and enjoy the light that you've been given! There are times when the path goes in directions that we did not plan. There are times when we just don't get as far down the path as we wanted. Today find the light, and walk in it. Be patient with yoursel... Read more

  • CLOSE TO GOAL BUT NOT QUITE THERE

    7/14/2019 11:45:07 PM, by JOANN25

    I only made 10,408 steps today. I just wasn't feeling up to it. We had a dinner at church and I ate a healthy dinner (except for the bread pudding that I couldn't resist) but still stayed within my calories and carbs for the day. Still really tired so going to bed soon. The Shooting Stars a... Read more

  • Letter to Self

    7/14/2019 4:29:53 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Dear me, I'm gonna make you so proud one day. I promise you that I'll never give up, never lose hope, always have patience and realize that today I'm one step closer to my dreams than I was yesterday. It will all be worth it. Sincerely, Your future self.... Read more

  • Can I be happy with less?

    7/14/2019 1:49:12 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I have been measuring my food and tracking calories all year. Lately, I started having 1/4 cup servings vs 1/2 cups servings of higher-calorie foods like Bush beans, oatmeal, bran muffin, mashed potatoes, yogurt, and cottage cheese, rather than just giving them up. I have sufficient protein and calc... Read more

  • The life we touch...

    7/14/2019 7:20:08 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning..woke up yesterday to a glorious day, sun was shining, temperatures were lovely, #cko wasn't overly crowded and I killed it on the bag. Came home aet a great breakfast then got ready for a graduation party for our good friends' son, who is actually my older son's godson. It was ab... Read more

  • Let's Move It!

    7/14/2019 5:41:38 AM, by JSTETSER

    How do you plan to spend your day? Make time for movement. Last week, I took some time to walk through Keene, NH and see all of the wall murals. Yesterday I went for an early morning walk and swim. Today I will help my husband on the wood pile again. Just find ways to move! Wh... Read more

  • GOAL MADE 3 DAYS IN A ROW

    7/14/2019 12:39:43 AM, by JOANN25

    I have barely made goal the last two days but I made it. Yesterday I had a doctor's appt. then went by and visited with my daughter. Really had to push to make goal. Today, I didn't want to do anything but sleep but I did make goal plus a few extra steps (12,898) so guess I did ok. 102 Tomo... Read more

  • keep going

    7/13/2019 11:44:43 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Don't forget how far you've come. Everything you've gotten through. All the times you've pushed on even when you felt you couldn't. All the mornings you got out of bed no matter how hard it was. All the times you wanted to give up but you didn't quit.Keep going!... Read more

  • Summer Haircut

    7/13/2019 9:07:55 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I couldn’t take sweaty hair, no more. I went to Pahrump to get my hair chopped off. First I went into Walmart, but their salon was super busy and was told that I would have at least a 90+ minute wait. But I decided to walk over to “Super Cuts” near Albertson’s grocery store to see if they were busy.... Read more

  • Why Fear Dieting?

    7/13/2019 4:48:50 PM, by KALISWALKER

    My weight is heading in the right direction, 198.6 today. I had a slight increase with my new medication resulting in water retention, but I am in onederland again. Today I posted a good weigh-in for the 5% Challenge. Now to work on my Tuesday TOPS weigh-in. I am thinking about years of being ... Read more

  • A piece of cake...

    7/13/2019 10:44:09 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning beautiful people. I'm in such a fabulous mood this morning... yesterday got in an awesome workout...food choices were extremely pleasurable, fun, flavorful and on point, floated in my pool a bit and I baked a cake...yes it was a lovely day. The cake is a first run for our year... Read more

  • Growing the Garden

    7/13/2019 5:32:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    There's nothing as tasty as fresh vegetables!... Read more

  • Rest

    7/12/2019 11:21:45 PM, by USMAWIFE

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  • it's friday

    7/12/2019 1:55:29 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had an amazing workout with my personal trainer today and i feel fabulous! my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have an awesome day and a great weekend, everyone!... Read more

  • Extremely random thoughts..

    7/12/2019 10:25:21 AM, by TZAPP22

    Hey folks.. Friday has arrived and I'm feeling, well honestly I am not exactly sure how I am feeling.. sort of like I'm floating in the twilight zone.. Hopped on the treadmill again yesterday, I MUST get into a routine.. 2 half marathons on the books, November and April. My goal is to run 3 da... Read more

  • A Very Berry Day!

    7/12/2019 5:17:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today's pick was a wonderful one! I'm down to just one more day's supply of blueberries for my morning smoothie. I can't put it off any longer. It's picking time. Every year, I take the time to pick enough blueberries to fill ten gallon zip lock bags. My neighbor Pam Mellon has a lovely be... Read more

  • Fitbit Steps

    7/12/2019 2:49:24 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    Just checking in before the day is done..we had a late night at the general store tonight. We stayed late to clean. According to Fitbit, I definately walked today..alot more than usual. Now it's time for sleep...something that Fitbit says I ain't consistent with, but I hear my ... Read more

  • In the future I will check before I leap

    7/11/2019 9:58:19 PM, by USMAWIFE

    A few months ago, I was watching the local news which started at 430 am. They were in our small town, talking to a group of ladies who were knitting and crocheting for the homeless and those in need. I googled them and found there facebook page. This was something I could to for my community an... Read more

  • Accountablility

    7/11/2019 11:45:14 AM, by KALISWALKER

    My weight loss accountability - TOPS group, Medical Weight Management Program, 5% Challenge, my husband, my friends, me. Tuesday - Woo Hoo I was down 7 pounds since my last weigh-in 3 weeks ago (was on vacation). The TOPS members were thrilled to see someone in our group have a happy dance wei... Read more

  • Chopping down that tree...

    7/11/2019 10:01:10 AM, by TZAPP22

    Yesterday was a good day, excellent workout, no traffic going/coming from my meeting up North. Ordered the grilled chicken over Greek salad for lunch, asked for dressing on the side, but the language barrier made that impossible... so I ate it the way it was served after several attempts of trying ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/11/2019 9:42:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    another hot and humid day here today, with a chance of a thunderstorm later this afternoon. my daughter and i are prepared for the weather. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! Have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Today's Goodness

    7/11/2019 5:19:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    Take your time and notice the goodness of the day! Write Down the Goodness of Today! One of my mindfulness practices is to write down something encouraging each day. I take time to take a photo and to write what wonderful thing made today special. There will never be another day quite like t... Read more

  • shifting

    7/10/2019 9:37:38 PM, by USMAWIFE

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  • it's wednesday

    7/10/2019 10:16:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    i just finished a workout at the gym and i feel great. my daughter says hi. it is another hot and humid day here today. we are both keeping well hydrated and cool. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep and they are doing alright. i made sure that they have plenty of water and that they are in a cool ar... Read more

  • Recurring thoughts...

    7/10/2019 8:32:02 AM, by TZAPP22

    So yesterday I woke up and it was a little cooler than it has been the past few mornings so I went right to it and hopped on the treadmill and got in my run. I'm really glad I did. It gave me energy and set me on a good path and also I had a lunch date with my childhood friend so I couldn't do it t... Read more

  • Change your mind

    7/10/2019 5:36:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Changing my mind has always changed my life. Just like the dawn of a new day, learning how to eat healthier has brought new flavors and tastes to me. Don't let the newness intimidate you! Dive right into your future and choose to change today! ... Read more

  • My Boss is Asking Me For Diet Advice

    7/10/2019 2:37:36 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    My boss had gone into town and brought me back some eggs..,I had used all mine up on the 4th when I made cupcakes for all our employees. But then later, he was sending me messages to ask about different diets..keto, low carb, and flexitarian. WOW, when did I become the go-to person for diets... Read more

  • VISITING DAY

    7/10/2019 12:10:17 AM, by JOANN25

    I didn't have to work at the church today so went to my daughters to spend some time with her. Between her back problems and her diabetes, she is so fragile that she can't come visit with me; so, that's how I spent my day. Not too much movement for either of us. I should get back with it tomorro... Read more

  • The final minutes of his life calvin's last talk with hobbes

    7/9/2019 9:54:25 PM, by USMAWIFE

    I just read this.. wow http://medium.com/@playmaker
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    is-life-calvin-has-one-las
    t-talk-with-hobbes-4f6d76dc9cae... Read more

  • Yard help

    7/9/2019 7:53:58 PM, by KERRYG155

    We got help widening the driveway. I told Cheyenne that I thought we had been mowing the driveway when I discovered there was concrete under the grass SO Sarah (daughter #2) and her daughter came over this morning and mowed front and back yard along with giving us a wider driveway. Now I need to ge... Read more

  • TOPS Cheerleaders!

    7/9/2019 3:50:25 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Woo Hoo I am down 7 pounds since my last weigh-in 3 weeks ago (was on vacation). The TOPS members were thrilled to see someone in our group have a happy dance weigh in. I think that is the fastest weight loss I have ever had. Two days of eating lightly offset the party food on Saturday night. ... Read more

  • The Keene Art WLk

    7/9/2019 11:58:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    If you have an opportunity, please check out the beautiful murals on the buildings in Keene, NH.... Read more

  • My peace is hidden in the chaos

    7/9/2019 8:06:55 AM, by TZAPP22

    Woke up yesterday with a mission and a slightly altered plan. For July I am on a quest for peace, but I feel my timing is way off or perhaps my definition of peace is inaccurate. Summers throw me.. not enough structure, too much time on my hands. All of my structured activities go on hiatus an... Read more

  • thought for today 7/8

    7/8/2019 8:17:05 PM, by USMAWIFE

    If you are reading this may your pain be taken away. May your problems and worries be replaced with happiness, love, health and financial abundance.... Read more

  • Bringing Sexy Back & Other Shows & My Excuse Schedule

    7/8/2019 2:17:01 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. Last night I was tired and went to bed at 9 PM, and only slept 6.5 hours (love the Fitbit sleep report), but I stayed in bed listening to an audiobook. I got Netflix on my laptop yesterday and will start watching some boring shows related to fitne... Read more

  • Pretty down:(

    7/8/2019 1:02:30 PM, by JAVNMICH1969

    So I followed my doctor's recommendations and gained three pounds. Going to go see her again today and see what's next. Been really down over my weight and haven't been motivated to eat right or exercise as much as I was. I feel like just giving up. I am tired of being in the obese ... Read more

  • it's monday

    7/8/2019 10:05:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a wonderful workout at the gym this morning and i feel great. my daughter says hi. we had a good day on saturday. she found a few things that she wanted to get. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Micro bursts of energy

    7/8/2019 7:47:59 AM, by TZAPP22

    Woke up yesterday feeling bleck due to overindulgence the night before. .note to self, cause it doesn't taste like it's strong doesn't mean it doesn't affect like it's strong...triple negatives.. how does that work? 😂🤣😅😎 Got myself up and off to mass at 10am, and I really needed it.. hearin... Read more

  • Lina' s Snake Puppets

    7/8/2019 5:38:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    She asked for the snake puppets for her birthday. I just finished making them, now I'm going to name the puppets, and create a silly story. The snake with the mohawk has to be Jake the snake. Here's my letter to Lina: Dear Lina, God always makes a way when we patiently wait and pray.... Read more

  • BETTER THAN EXPECTED DAY

    7/7/2019 10:41:34 PM, by JOANN25

    This was an awesome day starting with our church service this morning. We started out our Favorite Hymns with When the Saints Go Marching IN and actually marched around the sanctuary. It was fun and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Everything else went well. 436 Came home for "me time" and ... Read more

  • be thankful

    7/7/2019 5:43:49 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Be thankful for all that you have in life. Someone somewhere right this moment is wishing for the things you take for granted. Be thankful for your health as someone somewhere is taking their very last breath. Be thankful for your loved ones, friends and this very moment.... Read more

  • Walking Book & Lunch

    7/7/2019 3:46:56 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Found an old used walking book in the employee lounge this morning. This book claims that you can lose 22.5 pounds in 8 weeks by walking AND interval training exercises. Yesterday was a day off, and like most days that I am away from work, I hardly moved at all. Some days, I don't have t... Read more

  • A new morning after...

    7/7/2019 7:51:28 AM, by TZAPP22

    Morning friends.. Yesterday after my 8 hours of sleep I headed to the 930am #cko kickboxing class where I left it all on the mat. Awesome workout, came home had a cup of coffee a mini WW cheesecake topped with fresh fruit and a piece of ham steak on my back deck where my day of kicking back was to b... Read more

  • Becoming an Amazing Me

    7/7/2019 5:44:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    Improvement comes in daily increments. There's no way to rush the process. Becoming ME is a lifelong journey. First, I had to have a better image of who I am, and who I want to become! I'm creating a new vision of myself right now. My daily actions are helping me to move forward. I see ... Read more

  • Prayers for those in need

    7/6/2019 11:57:00 PM, by USMAWIFE

    In the last 72 hours, CA has experienced two earthquakes A Mall in FL was destroyed due to a gas line explosion A house in NC was blown up due to a gas line explosion So many things also happened but those are the ones that I can say without bringing in politics. Beginning t... Read more

  • I Love Day One! & Lo-Cal Desserts Ideas

    7/6/2019 3:24:34 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Before the 5% Challenge starts I think of how I will succeed in losing 5% of my starting weight and my motivation is running high. In the Spring 5% Challenge I lost 2.8 pounds, not a big loss but certainly headed in the right direction. In between challenges I set a goal Small June Goal... One... Read more

  • Rocking and Rolling

    7/6/2019 3:23:53 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    We have now had an earthquake 2 days in a row. On the morning of 4th of July, we had one measured at 6.4 and then last night we got another measured at 7.1. Wonder if we will have strike 3 later today. I never felt the first one, but I sure noticed the one last night. I was getting ready to ... Read more

  • When I turn to food...

    7/6/2019 8:30:18 AM, by TZAPP22

    Yesterday I woke up after a very restless, not very peaceful night.. I slept 2 hours then was up for three until I got 3 more hours by skipping my workout. I began to prepare for my guests last night, cleaning and cooking or creating as I like to refer to it and yesterday it hit me, coping, I do us... Read more

  • Water Walking

    7/6/2019 5:07:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    I found a great way to get in my walking and stay cool. Early in the morning, before the crowds get to the beach, I walk a few laps in the lake. I stand in waist-deep water with my abs pulled in. The resistance is great! I also take time to walk backwards and side to side. Sometimes I lift my... Read more

  • BUSY DAY TODAY

    7/6/2019 1:00:06 AM, by JOANN25

    I was up at 6:30 ready to start my day … I did laundry including folding and hanging up (my brain doesn't like to do this); went to church at 8:30 and worked for about 3 hours; then to beauty shop to get my hair done for Sunday. I left there and drove to Conroe to visit my daughter in the hospital.... Read more

  • how to earn trust

    7/5/2019 10:06:39 PM, by USMAWIFE

    How to earn trust: 1) do not lie 2) do not cheat 3) do not pretend 4) do not manipulate 5) do not hide the truth 6) say what you mean 7) deliver on promises 8) give trust 9) explain your decisions 10) share your intent 11) do not defend dishonesty 12) don’t brag 13) be... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/5/2019 9:55:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    i got in a great workout at the gym this morning before it gets too hot here. my daughter says hi. i am keeping cool and well hydrated, as is my daughter. tomorrow, my daughter and i are heading to a different mall to have a look around and for her to look for something different to wear. both budg... Read more

  • Filling a void...

    7/5/2019 9:46:21 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning people.. hope everyone is bright eyed and bushy tailed after yesterday's festivities. I personally am SORE.. killer kickboxing class yesterday.. one special class due to the holiday.. Charles is intense then he decided to have 3 instructors in the glass each get 2 minute increment... Read more

  • The Wood Pile

    7/5/2019 5:25:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    Heating with wood in winter means that we must start in spring and work until the weather turns cold again. We pay for our wood in sweat. Our domestic workouts include walking, bending, stretching, and, of course, the weight lifting! I can tell you that our wood pile doesn't look as fancy as t... Read more

  • SUNDAY -- A REST DAY

    7/5/2019 12:51:51 AM, by JOANN25

    I call it a rest day as it was a holiday so I didn't push myself too much today. I did record 9,565 steps today; so, I was a little under but I needed some extra rest and actually napped some this afternoon. Fourth of July was a quiet day. I went to the store this morning and got weiners ... Read more

  • My wish for you

    7/4/2019 8:19:29 PM, by USMAWIFE

    After the last few weeks I need to remember a lot of these I hope u find peace and happiness. Don't stress the small things'. Love the people closest to you . Have no regrets. Do what makes you happy. Have goals. Be thankful. Smile more. Let go of anything that is toxic ... Read more

  • 4th of July Earthquake

    7/4/2019 4:50:23 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    As you might have heard on the news, Ridgecrest California decided to shake up the holiday with a 6.4 earthquake. Biggest one in the area since October 1999. Some folks all the way over to Vegas felt the quake. Now Vegas is 2.5 hours Southeast of me and Ridgecrest is about 1.5 hours West of me. ... Read more

  • "No excuses I can do it!"

    7/4/2019 1:12:11 PM, by KALISWALKER

    "No excuses I can do it!" Our Summer 5% Challenge Theme. Carefully select 3 important daily goals you will can do to consistently exercise and eat sensibly - regardless of where you are, whatever you are doing and whoever you are with. These are things you can do on your own any where. Tell you... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/4/2019 11:43:03 AM, by MOMMY445

    Happy Independence Day to all sparkers who celebrate it! my daughter says hi! we are keeping cool and well hydrated during yet another warm and humid day here today. both budgie birds are okay and say cheep, cheep! a day to take it easy here. Have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • Not having weight loss surgery and a major NSV:)

    7/4/2019 9:44:01 AM, by JAVNMICH1969

    Happy Independence Day my sparkfriends! Went to the bariatric weight loss surgery seminar on Monday and found out I don't weigh enough for the surgery! Glad I went though as I learned some tricks about how to eat and exercise during the seminar. Of course it was a disappointment to not be able... Read more

  • Let freedom ring

    7/4/2019 7:53:13 AM, by TZAPP22

    Hey guys and gals... So yesterday when I woke up my husband told me that the newly fixed air conditioner had leaked in the attic creating a whole and water stain in the bedroom which I did not notice in the dark.. I started to over react then said, oh well, if this is the worst thing that hap... Read more

  • Lion Puppets

    7/4/2019 5:28:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Of all the Puppets that I have made, this one gave me the most trouble! I had to redo the hair several times. I hope that some little child will really enjoy it! I just ordered more of the special socks. I plan to make more, and give them to my church's booth at the local Farmer's Market.... Read more

  • this is how the 4th should be celebrated

    7/3/2019 11:41:22 PM, by USMAWIFE

    You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You m... Read more

  • this is how the 4th should be celebrated

    7/3/2019 11:41:22 PM, by USMAWIFE

    You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You m... Read more

  • Throw Out the Ice Cream

    7/3/2019 7:21:22 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Ice cream - the best time to throw it out is when the guests leave, not 3 days later LOL. But it's in the garbage no more cherry ice cream 1/2 cup = 270 calories to beckon to me. My Daily Focus 1) My best weight is the weight that will give me a normal BMI 2) Diet = Way of Life = Susta... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/3/2019 9:37:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    another warm and humid day here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. i went early this morning to the gym to get a workout in before it gets too warm outside. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • I cashed in my CHIPS!

    7/3/2019 8:52:48 AM, by TZAPP22

    Hello good people! Woke up yesterday with a busy day on tap.. headed to my headquarters office to meet a new co-worker, 5 of us had lunch we were all trying to be on our best behavior for the "newbie" but we went right into ♪♫♪ this is me ♪♫♪ mode ..look out cause here I come! We laughed so much.. ... Read more

  • A great night sleep makes a big difference

    7/3/2019 5:41:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sleeping in your own bed can be so much easier than sleeping in a camper. I feel so good after sleeping soundly at home! The ocean trip was great, but for some reason, I was not able to sleep well.... Read more

  • TERRIFIC TUESDAY

    7/3/2019 12:56:59 AM, by JOANN25

    Tuesday has been a great day for me. Went to pay bills this morning(no fun); did as much tracking on SP as I could in the afternoon; made my step goal plus (13,160 steps); a great meal with my friends at church tonight. As you can see I have so many things to be thankful for. 433 387 311 3... Read more

  • believe

    7/2/2019 5:40:50 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Life might be painful right now, but remember pain is temporary. Life might be confusing right now, but remember it's worked out before . Everytime you've been worried in the past, it's now a memory. Don't stress, everything will be fine. You've got this, focus . Believe.... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    7/2/2019 12:09:02 PM, by MOMMY445

    a warm and mostly cloudy day here today. the next few days are going to be mainly warm and humid here. my daughter says hi. I will be heading to the gym either this evening or tomorrow morning. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • New Lunch: Cauliflower Rice

    7/2/2019 9:51:03 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    Yesterday our EDR served pizza for lunch, so I stayed home and tried something new. This was the 1st time that I have tried cauliflower rice. I was a little skeptical about the taste before I even bought it, but with enough cheese and avocado…anything taste good. I will be buying this again when ... Read more

  • Filling my soul...

    7/2/2019 7:36:26 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends.. made it through the day yesterday and didn't work myself up into a frenzy.. popped out of bed with the alarm for my 545am kickboxing class.. got in a great workout, was energized to see smiling faces who missed me.. while this is an individual workout, you do get used to seein... Read more

  • Back Home Again

    7/2/2019 6:08:46 AM, by JSTETSER

    Camping on the ocean is wonderful but I am happy to be home. I was not able to sleep well, and my stomach did not feel well. On our first day of vacation, I ate something that did not agree with me. It has been disagreeing every night for over a week. We got home at 5 last night, and I slept... Read more

  • a healthy list

    7/1/2019 10:12:17 PM, by USMAWIFE

    A healthy list: 1 Get more sleep 2 Find time to exercise 3 Drink more water 4 Eat less sugar 5 Be humble 6 Read and write more 7 Remove clutter 8 Do more random acts of kindness 9 Don’t respond to negativity 10 Spend quality time with family 11 Show gratitude 12 Forgive f... Read more

  • Wolves & Future Reward

    7/1/2019 3:40:04 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am on Fidalgo Island, north of Seattle. The sun is shining, and I am looking out onto Skagit Bay, on the Pacific Ocean. The tide is in and the sun is sparkling on the water; nearby islands seem so close. Jets from the nearby airbase can be heard now and then. I am doing my Spanish lessons th... Read more

  • Ready for July

    7/1/2019 11:59:28 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    Well the year is half over now. Moving onto the hottest month of the year in Death Valley. Last year I saw temperatures of 130°. Hopefully it won't be so hot this year. I ordered a thermometer from Amazon, to hang outside my dorm. The first night I hung it outside it must have been windy because... Read more

  • Maintaining the peace...

    7/1/2019 8:08:41 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good Monday morning! Yesterday, our last day of vacation was peaceful and beautiful. We left the NY house by 716am to beat the traffic after our ordeal Thursday night and stopped at the diner for breakfast halfway home. I ordered the lox Benedict with spinach, Canadian bacon and sauteed onions... Read more

  • My morning cup of tea

    7/1/2019 5:06:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    I start every day with a cup of tea And a time of prayer. Thankfully remember friends and family Here, there and everywhere. Early morning is special to me I cherish my special time. My days are blessed because of it, And life is more sublime.... Read more

  • FINALLY ... MY VERSA IS CONNECTED TO SPARK PEOPLE

    7/1/2019 12:29:56 AM, by JOANN25

    I had almost given up on this happening but decided to try one more time. I'm not sure what I did but it is connecting now and bringing everything in correctly. This will make my tracking so much easier. CHANGED MY STEP GOAL. I had been using 10,000 for quite a while but had reached that so ... Read more

  • note to self

    6/30/2019 5:55:13 PM, by USMAWIFE

    You've been silently winning battles and transforming yourself this year. Be proud of every step you've made in the right direction. You deserve nothing but the best and your time is coming. Keep going and get better each and every day.... Read more

  • What matters most

    6/30/2019 10:08:28 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning... Vacation week is coming to a close, exercise was below my normal activity level. Food choices were well considered for value and impact. Extravagance occurred, limits were placed when appropriate all stress free empowered choices. As I mentioned early on the take away from this w... Read more

  • The Every Day Stretch

    6/30/2019 5:19:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    I know that I need to do it, but there have been days when I just sit and "veg out". Not today. I'm up early, and I did my stretches. I feel good because my muscles are ready for whatever the day may bring! today is a good day to stretch out our body and our mind. Think a new thought. ... Read more

  • RAINY SATURDAY:

    6/30/2019 12:57:07 AM, by JOANN25

    I left home this morning to go to the Beauty Shop with sunshine and came home with rain and very black clouds. I started re-arranging my kitchen. I didn't finish but at least I have part of it completed. This was a lot of my steps today. 311 542 This evening I practiced piano for abou... Read more

  • it's saturday

    6/29/2019 3:32:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    another hot and humid day again here today. my daughter says hi. we are both keeping cool and well hydrated. not much planned for the day. both budgies say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Off the grid

    6/29/2019 2:09:30 PM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning friends woke up crazy late yesterday but I guess that's because I went to bed at 2:49 a.m. according to fitbit. I knew it was late didn't realize it was that late . Awoke to absolutely beautiful weather blue skies light breeze with temperatures somewhere in the 60s. We headed out to... Read more

  • be thankful

    6/29/2019 7:51:26 AM, by USMAWIFE

    When you wake up tomorrow be thankful. Be thankful for your family. Be thankful for your friends. Be thankful for the life that you have, the roof over your head and the food you have to eat. Hold someone a little tighter, stay a little longer and tell someone you love them... Read more

  • Up with the Lobstermen

    6/29/2019 5:27:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    The rumble of the engine has begun. The boats are heading out of the Harbor. Good morning world!... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/28/2019 3:35:01 PM, by MOMMY445

    a warm and humid day here today. my daughter says hi. it is now raining lightly outside here and that is okay with me and my daughter. i am exercising indoors today and making sure to keep cool and well hydrated. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone and a great weekend! ... Read more

  • a prayer/thought for all

    6/28/2019 2:10:47 PM, by USMAWIFE

    May your heart be at ease and calmness surround you as you’re trying to figure everything out. I pray for mental, emotional and spiritual peace so all that weighs heavy on your heart and mind be lifted off of you and may you receive wisdom and guidance to get through it all.... Read more

  • He hardly ever calls my name

    6/28/2019 10:56:05 AM, by TZAPP22

    Woke up in our own bed after a great night sleep to glorious sunshine and blue skies. I made some coffee and let hubby sleep gathered my thoughts and got ready for the 930am kickboxing class with Charles. His classes are great, he called me out twice on form yesterday and I found myself thinking ... Read more

  • Foggy morning

    6/28/2019 6:46:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's a fabulous foggy morning here on the coast of Maine.... Read more

  • Foggy morning

    6/28/2019 6:46:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's a fabulous foggy morning here on the coast of Maine.... Read more

  • WORKED TODAY BUT IT DIDN'T HOLD ME BACK!

    6/28/2019 12:51:13 AM, by JOANN25

    I am actually on the job at the church now. I was afraid that I was going to lose out on exercise, but guess what … I take enough steps while doing my job that I didn't need to worry. I had 5,000 at 3:30 when I left the church to come home. Went to the grocery store and added some more then mor... Read more

  • You write your own story

    6/27/2019 10:25:00 PM, by USMAWIFE

    Whatever you're feeling now. Accept it. Breath through it. It will pass. I believe in you. You believe in you. Everytime you're faced with adversity you power through it. This time is no different. This is your story. Be the hero of your own movie. You can do this.... Read more

  • it's thursday

    6/27/2019 12:43:12 PM, by MOMMY445

    another hot and humid day again here today. my daughter and I are staying cool and well hydrated. I am taking it easy today. when the weather is this warm outside, I take my workouts indoors where there is air conditioning. my daughter is enjoying her first day of not having to get up early to get r... Read more

  • Adventures

    6/27/2019 10:57:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    Schoodic Point is a very beautiful place to visit. It's a windy rainy day, but we love this area, no matter what the weather is.... Read more

  • Sunshine on a cloudy day...

    6/27/2019 7:22:47 AM, by TZAPP22

    Good morning...yesterday was the last day of the Galveston portion of our vacation. We we awoke before sunrise to try to get some fishing in at the tip of the island, a spot only locals go, my gf hubby recommended. Grabbed our coffee and an orange and headed out. Once again there was cloud cover,... Read more