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  • Throwback

    1/19/2020 8:13:43 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I took this photo! Throwback to Alexandria 2013.... Read more

  • Small Victories, 2020 week2: Stairs + mellow attitude to resolutions + tracking

    1/18/2020 7:39:55 PM, by SPARKNB

    3 main small victories I can think of today (& was having a hard time, so may start logging 3 daily so it's more of a summary of the week) Stairs: I continue to be able to move more easily up stairs; only had to do the grasp and pull a little this week, unlike a fortnight ago, it was EVERY time... Read more

  • Funny Posters

    1/17/2020 6:29:10 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    There were funny posters at my job hours this week. One good thing about Virginia is they really do need teachers badly.... Read more

  • Lock Down

    1/17/2020 6:27:13 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    CNN says my city of Richmond, VA is on lockdown. See this is why I travel and date in other towns the issues are real in Virginia.... Read more

  • Discord App

    1/16/2020 10:50:08 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Someone in my house got banned from the Discord app for trying to sell things. Yet I found out about Discord from Patreon as it does NOTHING BUT sell things all day. Patreon links TO the app for video games like Pokemon. How is that a thing? My sister's kids really were just trying to find more inf... Read more

  • Small Victories, part deux (lost 5.2 pounds at weigh-in)

    1/15/2020 4:46:53 AM, by SPARKNB

    Forgot to post (had too many tabs open): did my week 1* weigh 1 early this week and lost 5.2 pounds! #mylossismygain I know it's mostly water weight and also that I restarted my thyroid Rx, BUT I did have a very good week making healthier choices and ramped out working out again, and had some l... Read more

  • Here I Sit Waiting

    1/13/2020 3:09:52 PM, by PORTIA70

    Exterminator's suppose to be here today to give my room a really good spray. A little info about that is I live in a hotel in Los Angeles; which is why I say room. Still sitting here waiting on them to arrive. *yawns* LOL Otherwise, it is a typical Monday and so much to get done. I found ... Read more

  • Good Night

    1/12/2020 6:46:58 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    A good night of dancing on a packed dance floor and monster pinball has restored my faith in humanity.... Read more

  • Happy Sunday Sparkers

    1/12/2020 12:20:28 PM, by PORTIA70

    I hope that all of you are enjoying your Sunday. Not a whole lot to report today. I plan to catch up on posting on my SparkTeams and explore other content that I may have overlooked. Picking up around the room also. I have to figure out a way to let the people in my building know th... Read more

  • Small Victories, Week 1*

    1/12/2020 4:21:56 AM, by SPARKNB

    Weighing in tomorrow, which I'm kind of nervous and scared of, but really shouldn't be; I've done my best, & had some really good moments, made reasonable choices and the scale is only 1 measure. 193 So I'm going to blog my weekly 'small victories', that aren't about the scale. 224 I sta... Read more

  • Skeeball Tonight

    1/11/2020 6:04:11 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Headed out for Skeeball at Circuit at 11 PM tonight with Pokemon Go. Say hi if you see me out and about in the downtown Richmond, VA area.... Read more

  • Have The Winter Blues

    1/8/2020 11:10:10 PM, by PORTIA70

    I seriously think that is my issue for the last few days. I am currently in the cycle of not wanting to do anything. I have good intentions the night before when I make plans to take on a task, but by the next day I have lost all energy to even get started. I would rather just lay here and do absol... Read more

  • Book Re-Read The Spark

    1/7/2020 4:43:03 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I am re-reading The Spark from the Sparkpeople book series. Also I am giving it a good review online so check it out if you can. https://curs3r.podbean.com/e
    /episode-4-season-1-the-wr
    iters-journey/... Read more

  • Games

    1/7/2020 2:56:22 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Going to pinball and Pokemon Go tonight at Circuit Arcade at 9 thirty PM.... Read more

  • Needing Exercise Support

    1/7/2020 12:52:19 AM, by PORTIA70

    The one thing I have found is not so much my eating habits as a problem. It is starting to exercise that is the single biggest obstacle. Trying to find out how much is safe enough for me to do, and to add to the fact that I have more energy one day then the next due to health issues. One da... Read more

  • SkeeBall

    1/2/2020 2:47:34 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Headed out to Circuit Arcade for SkeeBall today. Why? Because that is a cool thing for nightlife now.... Read more

  • Roaring 20's 2020visions, so far....

    1/2/2020 2:29:14 AM, by SPARKNB

    Health 1) Log food daily 2) Move 20 minutes minimum, esp. focusing on cardio, weights, yoga (trying out self-def) 3) Cook 3-5 meals a week Home 4) Daily task on hoarder2order Work 4) Code daily 5) Daily posts 6) 3-6 tech meets monthly 7) Political work on 3 levels: local/st... Read more

  • Happy 2020 Sparkers

    1/1/2020 3:27:07 PM, by PORTIA70

    I hope all of you had a safe celebration bringing in the New Year and decade. I had a pretty good time with the neighbors in my building. A few of us watched Rockin New Year's Eve and had a little wine to bring it in. It was not without events happening though. A few months ago, my friend a... Read more

  • Getting Back Into Sparking

    12/29/2019 12:55:05 PM, by PORTIA70

    I posted in last night's blog that I would be back, and here I am. Did you miss me??? :) Today is a whole new day with new challenges, but we will get through them one way or another. Sometimes we have to go around the storm, and others we have to go through the storms, but no matter what... Read more

  • Was Gone For A Few Days

    12/29/2019 1:47:38 AM, by PORTIA70

    The last few days since Christmas has kept me busy, which is why I have not done my usual posting and getting my points. But I am doing well. I hope that all of you Sparkers had a good Christmas. I know that it is hard during the holidays when the stress of running around shopping, cooking, and spen... Read more

  • Wishing All Of You Sparkers A Merry Christmas

    12/24/2019 10:28:26 PM, by PORTIA70

    Probably not going to be a very long blog tonight. I wanted to stop in and wish all of you Sparkers a very Merry Christmas. Hard to believe Christmas is upon us again. And we are getting ready to head into a whole new decade. I have a feeling we will go through many changes in 2020, but will come ou... Read more

  • Monday Made For Housework

    12/23/2019 6:01:25 PM, by PORTIA70

    Today is my housework day, and this is how Monday makes me feel I usually reserve weekends for my relaxation days, but with a cat it becomes such a chore. She wants to be under my feet wanting to know what I am doing. A restaurant a block and a half from when I live was giving o... Read more

  • Learning To Start My Day With SparkPeople

    12/22/2019 2:14:32 PM, by PORTIA70

    I am starting my day by checking in with SparkPeople first, before I do anything else. It is not only a good way to know how far you have come, but also a way to speak to others who are also on this journey. They can be much needed support to get you through the day. Sunday for me is usually... Read more