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  • it's friday

    12/6/2019 12:54:28 PM, by MOMMY445

    it started off snowing steadily here. now the sun is shining brightly and it is not snowing anymore. my daughter says hi to everyone. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a fabulous day, everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • Photo frames--have you tried this?

    12/6/2019 11:14:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    I just now noticed this "new" thing. It probably isn't new at all! www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo
    g.asp?post=new_goodies_for
    _our_app_users_photo_frame
    s_and_more... Read more

  • Letting Go of Negative Energy

    12/6/2019 9:57:45 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    We all experience numerous frustrations every day. Expectations go unmet, our plans are blocked by circumstance, goals go unfulfilled, and we discover that our lives are subject to a myriad of forces beyond our conscious control. In some cases, our response is powerful because we must invest ourselv... Read more

  • How to help a caregiver

    12/5/2019 9:43:33 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • it's thursday

    12/5/2019 10:21:20 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to take it easy here. my daughter is back to school today. she just took it easy yesterday. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! it's snowing here this morning and it is okay with me and with my daughter. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Grins and giggles

    12/4/2019 7:15:09 PM, by LADYIRISH317

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  • it's wednesday

    12/4/2019 10:54:44 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a challenging workout with my personal trainer at the gym yesterday and i feel good today. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i'll be doing some of my christmas shopping today. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Ugh! A very bad awful day of yucky food choices!

    12/3/2019 7:02:35 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    40 Criminy...our 5% challenge just wrapped up a few days ago and I did so well on it. Once left to my own devices...I'm already in trouble! This morning I went to my grief group meeting and made the bad decision to take Christmas cookies. I thought it would be a nice treat....but that little ni... Read more

  • My to do list today

    12/3/2019 3:58:02 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • it's tuesday

    12/3/2019 10:49:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today, we did get some snow yesterday. my daughter says hi. i will be going to the gym later on after dinner for a session with my personal trainer. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • A Little Love Your Way

    12/2/2019 8:01:03 PM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Many people consider the coming day with trepidation as soon as they wake in the morning. Because of the natural human tendency to focus on what we fear or dislike, it is easy to unwittingly send a message of unease into the future that negatively impacts the quality of your day. However, while our ... Read more

  • Warning: long and rambling

    12/2/2019 7:35:59 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I know I've been away a long time It's an immense, meandering story. This year I've had exactly one roommate who didn't have severe dementia. The current roommate (who's going home tomorrow) is convinced that there are severed legs all over the room and that she's supposed to spend tonight in a... Read more

  • A few days off from our consignment gallery...I LOVE IT!

    11/30/2019 10:11:30 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Hello my darling sparklers! How was your Thanksgiving? Mine was nice but I did feel a little like a fish out of water. I imagine this will be my fate throughout the holidays. I've been such a 'twosome' with my dearly departed hubby for so many years...there is really no other way to feel.... Read more

  • Lack of cravings. Is it possible?

    11/30/2019 5:14:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    Something has changed! For over 5 weeks now I have been able to stick to a food plan because my cravings are not killing me. Never before have I felt like this. I sure hope it lasts. chris... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/29/2019 11:43:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new day is well underway. my daughter says hi. it is a cooler day here today. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i will be going to the gym later on today. have a terrific day, everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/28/2019 9:56:49 AM, by MOMMY445

    a much cooler day here today. my daughter did her leadership thing at the school board yesterday and she really enjoyed it.both budgie birds say cheep cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/27/2019 6:31:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    it was a mostly cloudy and windy day here today. my daughter took part in a leadership thing related to her previous school today and she enjoyed it. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • A little work respite...what to do...what to do?

    11/27/2019 12:54:09 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Good morning my dear sparklers! I'm off work for a few days for the Thanksgiving holiday and I'm happy to be off but I need to make a plan of what to do with my lonely self! It's hard when you have always had the love of your life to share vacation time with. What to do...what to do? I'm ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/26/2019 11:22:49 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a beautiful sunny and mild day here today. my daughter says hello. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i will be heading for a long walk after lunch today. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/25/2019 9:56:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i had a great time with my parents and my sister on saturday. she wants to see the new frozen 2 movie with me. she will let me know when she wants to go an we will go from there. my dad says thanks for all the birthday wishes. he had a great day. i have some grocery shopping to do la... Read more

  • Pity Party Cafe

    11/25/2019 8:09:12 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    We all have those days when bad things seem to outweigh the good and our first thought is, life isn't fair, "Why me?" That feeling self-indulgently sorry for yourself. "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to." Days like that can test anyone's ability to be grateful and feel optimistic. If you have ... Read more

  • Cutting The Puppet Strings

    11/24/2019 4:01:55 PM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Is losing weight or “eating better” on your mind these days? There's no shortage of weight-loss ​diets ​grappling for your attention. And the reality is that most​ ​— the good and bad — will ​certainly ​help ​to shed ​those unwanted ​pounds​,​ short term. Don't get me started on those weight l... Read more

  • Holiday Horrors

    11/23/2019 2:43:52 PM, by BYWAYOFTHEMUSE

    I've been struggling with staying on track with my diet and exercise routines the majority of this year. I keep going back and forth between feeling motivated and feeling depressed, I had some self control during Halloween, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I'd love to hear some tips you ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/20/2019 5:55:45 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout at the gym today and i feel good. my daughter says hi. on saturday, it will be my dad's birthday. my daughter and i will be spending the day with him, my mom and my sister. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • No Shame

    11/19/2019 9:12:46 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    What a relief we feel when we give in and let the tears flow. Whether we are feeling overwhelmed with elation, heartbreak or grief. Tears come from the soul, from that well of feelings that arise from our very depths. When we give in to the prickling behind our eyes and the lump in our thro... Read more

  • Yeah

    11/18/2019 12:55:54 PM, by AKIMBERLYQ1

    I did it... Read more

  • Things I Know For Sure

    11/17/2019 2:07:52 PM, by NOMORESTALLING

    You Create Your Life. You and only you have the greater influence over your life. You are either consciously creating your life with awareness, or you are manifesting from an unconscious, helter-skelter, confused, and/or disorganized place. Either way, you are always in “creative mode.” MY... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/16/2019 12:09:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi to everyone. it is a much cooler weather day here today. a relaxing day is in store for me and for my daughter today. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Do you have a favorite holiday movie? Here is a list to jog your memory...

    11/15/2019 6:45:55 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.people.com/tv/tv-christmas
    -movies-list/ I like the Grinch movie. chris... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/15/2019 10:36:20 AM, by MOMMY445

    in a while, i am off to spend some time at the national women's show that happens every year. my daughter says hi. she did really well on her midterm report card and she will continue to do so. she enjoys learning so much. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone and a great... Read more

  • Are Ya Stuck, Plateaued?

    11/15/2019 8:56:08 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Sometimes, on the way to a dream, you'll get stuck. You were so excited when you first started. Things were happening; you started to see results and began thinking that maybe this could really happen after all. Then something happens and you're no longer making the progress you were. Now... Read more

  • Weigh every day???

    11/14/2019 4:54:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    7. Keep track of your progress. Weighing in at least once a day and keeping track of food intake is essential for most NWCR members." NWCR National Weight Control Registry I have heard lately to weigh everyday. Is this new?... Read more

  • Paying Attention

    11/14/2019 8:08:05 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Just as the mother universe provides our needs, she also looks to protect us. Frequently in our lives, sometimes every day, we experience a red flag warning us of potential problems or accidents. We may not always recognize these signs. However, more often than not, we may choose to ignore our intui... Read more

  • Whoops...I may have bitten off more than I can chew with new merch!

    11/13/2019 7:38:36 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Well...ever the optimist does have it's limitations sometimes doesn't it my friends? I have been SO focused on getting great new merchandise in our consignment gallery that I may have overstepped my space limitations...oopps! I got a BIG household of stuff in today and registered over ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/13/2019 11:44:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a good workout at the gym yesterday and i feel great. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • THAT STILL SMALL VOICE

    11/13/2019 8:07:23 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Your inner voice is your spiritual guide reminding you, constantly, to stay the course. It speaks the truth. Are you listening? Tara Correll What is our Inner Voice? In the stillness of things, you may have felt it. That nagging feeling in the back of your sub-conscious or in that tight fe... Read more

  • Yippee...ask and ye shall receive!

    11/12/2019 10:15:35 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Hello, my friends! I've been fretting that the things I have on the floor of our little consignment gallery are too trendy. Yes...very cool and quirky...but that doesn't always transfer into sales. So...you can imagine how happy and excited I am to have TWO lovely households coming in. To... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/12/2019 10:54:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a challenging workout on sunday with my personal trainer at the gym and i feel great. it is one of my friends' birthday today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i will be heading to the gym later on today, after supper. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • No Ill Intentions

    11/12/2019 9:07:44 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Every time you interact with family, friends, co-workers, you're given a choice. you can either listen to, acknowledge and let it go, or you can take what they've said personally. In order to take something personally, you must read negativity in that individual's words or actions. However, if... Read more

  • All is well in Bobbi world tonight...happy face!!

    11/11/2019 8:54:21 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Hello, dear friends of mine! Well...I faced my fears and discussed them with my grief counselor on the earlier blog I wrote this morning. She is a grief counselor but she has wise advise about most anything so I ran it by her that I had this 'whole house' estimate I was supposed to do tod... Read more

  • Just for safety's sake...

    11/11/2019 7:56:37 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    Hello, dear sparklers! I have my one on one grief counseling this morning and then I have a whole house estimate to do at 1:00 p.m. I think I mentioned that to you a few days ago. I was discussing this estimate with my girlfriend (the one who's ex-husband had her boyfriend that she was hav... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/10/2019 4:29:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    i just finished a challenging workout with my personal trainer at the gym a while ago and i feel great. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Are You Being Held Hostage?

    11/10/2019 11:07:09 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Have you ever wondered why it is that after trying everything possible you know to do, DIY, plus every weight loss program you've come across and still don't shed the weight? How frustrating does that get? Well, it turns out that there is, in fact, a very real connection between the number of ... Read more

  • One day at a time, one foot in front of the other..projects

    11/9/2019 8:55:38 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Hello my dear sparklers: It's been a minute since I last blogged. I always intend to sit down and sort our my feelings in a blog (which helps me immensely) and then the day is gone and I intend to blog the next day and poof it disappears also. I've gone to another dine out with the gri... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/9/2019 10:28:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    a pretty quiet day here today. my daughter is off to volunteer at the local library. she enjoys it a lot. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! today is my parents' wedding anniversary! have an amazing day and a great weekend, everyone!... Read more

  • Non-Scale

    11/9/2019 9:56:13 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    I know just how easy it is to get caught up with the number on the scale and letting it be your primary focus for becoming the healthiest you, you can be. BUT, and that's a big but because, in my opinion, it isn't healthy or sustainable. It should never be the be all end all when measuring your suc... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/8/2019 12:57:15 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm having a great day! my daughter says hi! after dinner, i will be heading to the gym for a great workout. have a fabulous day, everyone! both budgie birds say cheep, cheep!... Read more

  • Decisions

    11/8/2019 12:11:23 PM, by NEWFLABULESS

    I've tried the Noom app and here's my take on it: It's nice to get daily tips and reminders I have to REMEMBER to open the app each day It's only available on my phone There isn't really any interaction with others, besides the coach, unless I'm not using it correctly I like SP when ... Read more

  • Instapot corned beef (brisket) and cabbage!

    11/7/2019 6:38:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    My first time making this in the instapot. First cook the beef. Remove it and then cook the veggies in the liquid--in the instapot, too. It smells great! I removed the liquid from the beef and let the fat rise. I could slim it off before cooking the veggies. I will try to take a photo w... Read more

  • Lo and behold this neck pain yoga just popped on my computer!

    11/7/2019 6:10:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    BIG BROTHER is watching! www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA-hN9
    YaxNc&feature=push-sd&attr
    _tag=ol1DCKyxJkE90dT-%3A6... Read more

  • Neck pain -muscle spasms

    11/7/2019 6:08:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been seeing a chiropractor/physical therapist all summer. He cured mid back pain and upper back pain in 2 sessions. But the neck muscles, especially on one side, are not getting fixed. He says they spasm and have been building this problem for years. My hours on the computer don't help of cou... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/7/2019 2:16:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool day here today. there was some snow overnight here, which actually stayed on the ground. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! later on, i will be doing an exercise dvd at home. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Stop And Smell The Roses

    11/7/2019 9:12:45 AM, by NOMORESTALLING

    Stopping to smell the roses Do you go through entire days without really tuning in to the beauty that surrounds you? Because it's a daily common occurrence, a part of the landscape, a matter of course, we see it without seeing it or really taking it in. If you have fallen out of the practi... Read more