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  • October 18, 2019 Week something Day who knows

    10/18/2019 1:17:53 PM, by JACQUELINE2010

    I posted last 10 days ago. Life gets in way and then I start stressing then i back slide. I am working on this. So I haven't really kept track of a whole lot, but am ready for Tomorrow. I adjusted my goals. To those who said this goals are something I reach for. It is OK if I don't make t... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 230 - Ramblings

    10/18/2019 11:44:06 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Middle son stayed home due to an illness that promptly was transmitted to me. BRAT diet for him. Broth and saltines worked for me. Not the approach to weight loss I was looking for. Cancelled some "be kind to me" self care stuff. Just some alone time, like singing bowls for healing. ... Read more

  • What our Town is doing to get the Community Moving !!

    10/18/2019 9:42:13 AM, by JUDYAMK

    I live in a small town population over 10,000 in North Eastern Pennsylvania ( not far from the Poconos ) We have the founder that is in health care & an advocate started a program called Berwick on the Move. The program runs from October until June 2020 . We were given a little booklet like a pass... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Friday, October 18, 2019

    10/18/2019 8:41:02 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I breathe in my courage. I exhale my fear." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • A Masterpiece in the Making!

    10/18/2019 5:28:43 AM, by JSTETSER

    Each one of us is an incomplete masterpiece! We are also the master painter with the brush in our hands. Others may paint along with us, but we hold the masterstroke. What will you add to your painting today? Positivity or depression? Health and joy or sadness? The darkness of circumstan... Read more

  • Family Events

    10/17/2019 10:56:13 PM, by MCJULIEO

    I’m in South Carolina, surrounded by family and soon-to-be family ...the wedding this weekend will link us to a large and loving clan mostly from Albania, some of whom braved their first airplane ride ever to get here for the festivities... and the groom’s mother has baked what sounds like several s... Read more

  • Noom?

    10/17/2019 5:00:28 PM, by NEWFLABULESS

    I've been out for a while; not sure why. My weight is depressing and my eating hasn't changed much. Our season is changing from summer to fall and my old body is letting me know. The aches of old age is not fun! I have been walking 1-3 times per workday with my co-worker. If the weather i... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday, October 17, 2019

    10/17/2019 2:43:01 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I boldly paint my dreams upon the canvas of my life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 229 - Oops!

    10/17/2019 11:28:02 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight- 198 Went to my 9:30 meeting, but it is next week. Went to the grocer's to see when a seasonal item is coming in, not this year. It is said things come in threes, now I was waiting for the third item to show. So openings in my day were created. Lemons turned into lemonade. 749... Read more

  • Expect the Unexpected!

    10/17/2019 6:45:27 AM, by BESSHAILE

    I'd no sooner clicked the POST button on yesterday's blog when I remembered that DH had a doctor appointment in the city - at 8:30. We were already late but managed to jump in the car and hit the road within 15 minutes and then spent the rest of the morning in a waiting room - at least - I did. I h... Read more

  • Sadness

    10/17/2019 5:23:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    yesterday was a very sad day for me. My mother is not doing well with her health. She has pneumonia and a UTI. I could not be with her today, and I'm very sad. I wish that I could be by her side during her weakest moments, but I live 90 minutes away, and could not go. She spent the day in th... Read more

  • Change of Venue

    10/16/2019 5:23:00 PM, by MCJULIEO

    There is safety in staying home, and having all your standard support props in place for a successful lifestyle and eating plan.... But sometimes you just have to leave home and live life, even if it means straying from what seems comfortable and/or easy to live a healthy lifestyle... Speaking ... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 228 - What's Hiding In There?

    10/16/2019 3:47:54 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Heavens, I need to revamp my pantry and freezer. It may be overstocked on some things, too many cans of beans, soups. Thankfully there are no mystery packages in the freezer... but my mystery is how long had said package been in that freezer. 🤔 The good news it is all good stuff tha... Read more

  • Working part time

    10/16/2019 9:11:25 AM, by MAMR31

    I got a job stocking shelves at Michael's. It is a very physical job so it will definitely help with my weight loss. Yay!!... Read more

  • A Special Day

    10/16/2019 7:09:49 AM, by BESSHAILE

    It's a special day today for DH and me. LOL - Yes! It is "me" and not "I" - because "me" is the object of the preposition "for". I would never say "for I" and I bet you wound't either. But I was just chastised for using that pronoun because "it doesn't sound right" - from someone who has a claim t... Read more

  • First Things First

    10/16/2019 5:16:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    I learned from the best! I remember seeing my Dad get up early and stretch out before going to work on his bike. After he retired, he got up early and went for a run, and in his later years, he got up early and walked with my mom. My Mom would read her Bible, and go for a walk every day. ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    10/15/2019 11:45:38 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am a Bold and Courageous Warrior." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • What a Day I Had!

    10/15/2019 11:15:32 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Have you ever felt like running away from home? I did, just today! The day started well enough, and I enjoyed a great Bible study, and then went to get a flu shot, which was fast, painless, and FREE, and then managed to find the perfect wedding present I was looking for, and a pair of black pum... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 227 - If It Is To Be, It Is Up To Me.

    10/15/2019 10:34:18 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - I love blogs that make me think. ~INDYGIRL's blog - The STRUGGLE is REAL asked a lot of questions and provided some insight. https://www.sparkpeople.com/my
    page_public_journal_indivi
    dual.asp?blog_id=6625590 321 The Insight - I need to approach my health like it is... Read more

  • Wondering and Wandering

    10/15/2019 5:11:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes I wonder as I wander through the woods, why is this world such a diverse and beautiful place? I am so thankful for the beauty and love that I find. I am content with a calmer kind of satisfaction with the beauty that I get to share with my friends and family. I have a sense of b... Read more

  • More Bibliophilia

    10/14/2019 9:32:31 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Wasn’t it Walt Disney who said, “If you can dream it, you can do it”? So many books, so little time! Has this ever happened to you? Thanks to the Friends of the Library Booksale, I should be ready for a hurricane, a blizzard, a coup, a tornado, and a vacation, one right after anoth... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, October 14, 2019

    10/14/2019 1:19:45 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Bless EVERYTHING That Has Occurred To Bring Me To This Instant." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 226 - Happy Thanksgiving

    10/14/2019 11:31:39 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - You never know what is going to spark you. STILLSPARKLEIGH posted this on the Community Goal Feed. https://www.sparkpeople.com/
    myspark/community-goal-fee
    d-detail.asp?post=587591#c
    omments587591-bottom You Might Be A Spark Person IF..... What is your Jeff Foxworthy If... Read more

  • Life is Fragile, Handle With Care

    10/14/2019 5:44:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes we forget that even the rough and tough might be cream puffs inside. Sometimes we get jostled around and hurt by others. Still, our purpose on this earth is to be kind towards other people. Recently, I was treated harshly by a family member. We both care deeply about our Mom but h... Read more

  • A Few Thoughts on Bibliophilia

    10/13/2019 11:26:25 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Libraries are Bibliophiles’ candy store.... only cheaper... Reading- good for whatever ails ya’........ Read more

  • Plans change like the weather in FL and that's a LOT!

    10/13/2019 9:39:29 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Hello dear sparklers! This has been a WEEK! The upstairs air conditioner finally took it's last gasp once the freon that they shot into it a few weeks back leaked out. It was an old a/c that we put in because we have always been reluctant to spend money on this house for maintenance items ... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 225 -

    10/13/2019 2:18:09 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Exploring new varieties of fruit. There are endless options. One of my recent favs was the honeycrisp apple. It might be replaced with the Sweetango apple. I got complemented on the cabbage I used to make gołąbki leniwe (unstuffed cabbage.) Not a big fan of cabbage, but I have to giv... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Sunday, October 13, 2019

    10/13/2019 12:24:35 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am a being of free-will, and I CHOOSE each and every action I make, every thought I think, and every emotion I feel." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • JOY

    10/13/2019 6:00:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love the feeling of being in the woods in Autumn. Walking quietly along a path with beautiful colors all around me. That is much more than just a cardio workout. It is a joy! That joy keeps me moving forward and meeting my goals. Joy is a strength. Join me on my Daily Goals Challenge! s... Read more

  • Book Sale Finale

    10/12/2019 9:55:04 PM, by MCJULIEO

    After some intense book shopping, the Friends of the Library closed their regular sale only to re-open for our All-You-Can-Fit-Into-a-Paper-B
    ag-for-$5-Sale, which is when the Real Bookaholics show up... Well, I have a bunch of photos, but I can’t get them to post... I will try later..... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Saturday, October 12, 2019

    10/12/2019 5:43:01 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I become happy when I choose to accept and love all of life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 224 - Choices

    10/12/2019 12:29:04 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - I need to keep reminding myself that it is my choice. Am I choosing to make this difficult? Am I missing something? It should not be this hard. My highlight is my open mind. Willing to see different point of view can change my perspective resulting a change in my behavior and choic... Read more

  • the little "c".

    10/12/2019 5:28:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Cancer. It's a very scary word. I'm dealing with basal cell carcinoma. Skin cancer is not going to kill me, but it's made me re-examine my life in a new way. On Thursday I drove an hour to see a dermatologist. It took me a month to get in to see him, and that was quick compared to others!... Read more

  • I Am Not The Only One!!!

    10/11/2019 11:01:45 PM, by MCJULIEO

    The Friends of the Library opened its doors to the public this morning, and there were a LOT of very happy people!!! And as one of the helpers who lugged books around for shoppers so that they could continue shopping unimpeded, I can say that I got a good workout in... And am ready t... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 223 - Possibilities

    10/11/2019 4:39:51 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Meetings with the study folks IRL (in real life) encourages me to carry on, keeps me accountable and is thought provoking. There is a banter that I find valuable. I was somewhat discouraged about my exercise dropping off, but was encouraged to do what I can. Even stretches can help m... Read more

  • My Mama Will Be Waiting

    10/11/2019 5:59:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Friends, My Mom is having conversations and visits with my Dad, her parents, and sisters who have all died many years ago. At 97, I wonder if one day soon she will follow them to heaven. Every day that she is with me is a treasure. One day I will be looking for her face in my dreams and... Read more

  • Score!

    10/11/2019 12:20:42 AM, by MCJULIEO

    To a Bibliophile: There’s only one thing Better than finding a really great book, ... and that’s finding more than one! My total tab at the Friends of the Library Annual Booksale is rising and rising! Dern straight! Can you identify with this? The Friends have been preparing t... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 222 - Nor'easter

    10/10/2019 8:16:08 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - A Nor'easter decided to move in along the coast. That did stop my sis and I from venturing out and making a day of it. Checking out a Christmas shop and getting a few gifts. Having lunch in a heated tent, watching the rain come down in Clinton Harbor. Sitting under a pav... Read more

  • I HAVE A VOICE

    10/10/2019 5:24:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    I remember how nervous Mom would get whenever I would bring up the president and national affairs. You see, politics were never discussed in our home. Ever. She would tell me; “Please stop! Nice people don’t discuss such things.” I’ve never known a nicer person that my mother, and she let me... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday, October 10, 2019

    10/10/2019 4:30:58 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I alone am the Master of my ship of life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Oh, Goodie!

    10/9/2019 10:20:41 PM, by MCJULIEO

    This week I’m volunteering with the Friends of the Library as they are working feverishly to get all their books (and other stuff) ready for their annual book sale.... “Dinosaurs didn’t read and now they’re extinct. Thank goodness the thesaurus survived”.... I spent much of the day working on get... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 221 - Glow-In-The-Dark

    10/9/2019 9:28:33 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Ah Tuesday, Senior Day at the supermarket. Stuck to and focused on what was needed for the menu. They now have candy with glow-in-the-dark wrappers. I'd opt for glow-in-the-dark nail polish. Wasn't tempted in the least. 431 423 Grateful - Stuck to my grocery list. I manag... Read more

  • Results of tests part 2

    10/9/2019 10:43:58 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    The doctor wants to increase my blood pressure med since I had a few high readings. Plus he wants me to eat low carb and low sugar too. He thinks that it will help me lose weight. Forgot to ask about the blood work on my thyroid. I will call after I get done here. Thyroid problems run in the family.... Read more

  • Back On The Grid

    10/9/2019 7:52:22 AM, by BESSHAILE

    Because I certainly didn't mean to fall off of it and sink into the well of silence. Especially since I just got back from a cross country road trip out to New Mexico. Well - got back a week and a half ago - but every day since then has seemed to be packed with Stuff wrapped in Baggage. There are st... Read more

  • Spark Daily Challenges

    10/9/2019 5:21:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love the Daily Spark Challenges. They keep me on track and find balance in my quest for good health. My favorite three are the Daily Goals, the Daily Fitness, and the Daily Nutrition. I keep them going most of the time. What keeps you moving forward? ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, October 9, 2019

    10/9/2019 3:28:48 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I allow life to wash over me." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • October 8, 2019

    10/8/2019 11:29:49 PM, by JACQUELINE2010

    Nope didn’t feel like doing anything. Drank water, blogged, no soda, no fried food. Nothing else happened. Tomorrow going to be a better day... Read more

  • Celebrating Books

    10/8/2019 11:04:53 PM, by MCJULIEO

    The preparation for the Annual Friends of the LibraryBook Sale progressed to our local civic center, and we unpacked boxes all day.... and all day tomorrow... and almost all day Thursday until the Members’Sneak Peek Night kicks off the sale.... Love it! Love it! Love ... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 220 - Is It a Conspiracy?

    10/8/2019 3:15:23 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Is it a full moon? My computer is acting weird. My back is acting up, just moving is painful so exercise is not happening. I think the Universe is conspiring against me. LOL If I do not move I do not hurt. So how is this a highlight? Well I know my situation could be worse. And this ... Read more

  • Results of the appointment

    10/8/2019 2:55:33 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I went to my doctor today about the body aches and fatigue. He thinks that the aches are from the 30 pound weight gain. He also thinks that fatigue might be from anemia and low on B12. He had me do a blood test to check that and a few other things. Should hear from them soon.... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation fir Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    10/8/2019 10:19:52 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Affirmation : I shine my light of happiness into the darkness of negativity." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Falling Leaves

    10/8/2019 5:20:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    The Tree of Life in all its glory has released you and your beauty. Its foliage one at a time drops. And down you fall~ slowly turning around and around Suddenly you hit the ground. Stepped on, rained on, your colors fade to brown. Crushed, forgotten raked away. Is this t... Read more

  • October 7, 2019

    10/7/2019 10:31:49 PM, by JACQUELINE2010

    Today I successfully walked, biked, drank water and blogged. Everything else stress got best of me and didn’t do. Keep on moving. Have great night ... Read more

  • Some Days

    10/7/2019 9:44:20 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Some days you find yourself caught between competing obligations, and you just need to take a break and focus on something entirely different... Today was one of those days! I didn’t go swim. I ate (healthy) leftovers. I dealt with. A lot of problems by phone. And I managed to not get too ... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 219 - Party Time

    10/7/2019 4:33:49 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Party time! Woo Hoo! Stayed away from the app table. The kids loved the cheese and grapes I brought. Thankfully they had a nice salad that ended up filling half my plate. 179 Grateful - Our now four year old liked her gift. (so did her big sis) I finally thought of ... Read more

  • Living a Healthy Life

    10/7/2019 5:42:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    Eating a healthy diet, exercising, getting the rest that I need: these all go into making my life healthy. My healthy life makes me a happy wife, mom, and person. Today I'm going to go out for my walk and drink all 9 glasses of water. Taking care of myself is the foundation for having a heal... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, October 7, 2019

    10/7/2019 1:35:18 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Affirmation : I question my questions." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Optical Illusions (Creativity)

    10/6/2019 11:33:46 PM, by MCJULIEO

    If you just happen to have spare pair of legs, you can become a contortionist for Halloween! I just never get tired of these optical illusion costumes... isn’t this fun! And, having lived through a number of newsworthy “weather incidents”, I just couldn’t help admiring this wonderful ju... Read more

  • October 6, 2019 Week 3 Day 1

    10/6/2019 9:46:45 PM, by JACQUELINE2010

    Today good day. No soda (I was stressing and wanted one) No Fried Food Water drank my goal Walking went out and pushed myself. All off exercise did not happen today was scheduled rest day. Did read bible and prayed Did look at book wanted to read. I did hold it in my hand but didn’t open it. And... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 218 - Sunny Side of the Street

    10/6/2019 11:14:07 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Frustrated that progress hasn't been made in some areas. In my life and in my weight loss journey. But those impediments are not going to keep me from finding solutions and moving forward. Regretfully, I gave into temptation. ☹️ But I am not beating myself up, it is a lesson learned... Read more

  • The Little Extra

    10/6/2019 5:35:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    "The difference between ordinary and extra ordinary is that little extra." Unknown. Every day I take a few minutes to gain focus through my time of prayer and my time of planning. i'm writing a book, and spend at least 10-20 minutes working on it every day. I value my health and I take tim... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Sunday, October 6, 2019

    10/6/2019 2:44:02 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Affirmation : All people are my heart-felt brothers and sisters." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Happy Birthday, Texas A&M!

    10/5/2019 10:43:42 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Texas A&M University, the first public institution of higher learning established in Texas, observes its 140th birthday today, Oct. 4. When Texas A&M opened on Oct. 4 in 1876 as the state’s land-grant college, it had precious few students—by some accounts only eight on that first day of clas... Read more

  • October 5, 2019 Week 2 Day 7

    10/5/2019 9:49:31 PM, by JACQUELINE2010

    Well this morning my 5:00 AM alarm went off. Got up started getting kids stuff ready for school and making there breakfast. When it dawned on me it was Saturday. So went back to bed Saturday only day I usually sleep in. Oops. Slept in til 10:00. Guess I needed it. So not everything I planned got d... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 217 - Time Passes, Thing Change

    10/5/2019 9:33:48 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Brisk strong breezes rustled the leaves that were still on the trees. More color is appearing. Got to spend time with my grands. I focused on the youngest. It was her last day as a three year old. they grow so fast. 465 Figured out that I can play SparkPeople exercise video... Read more

  • My Autumn Walk

    10/5/2019 5:35:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    There's nothing as beautiful as a walk in Autumn. I think that New Hampshire has the most colorful Fall season of them all!... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Saturday, October 5, 2019

    10/5/2019 2:00:04 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Affirmation : I forgive everyone, especially myself, for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life." -Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Classic Movies

    10/5/2019 12:24:38 AM, by MCJULIEO

    One of the beautiful things about aging (Note: I don’t say getting “old”; I say “vintage”) is that you can (I can) remember reading books and seeing movies that I don’t mind reading or seeing again.... like reading Pride and Prejudice or classic Agatha Christie ... they just don’t get old! I h... Read more

  • October 4, 2019 Week 2 Day 6

    10/4/2019 9:53:38 PM, by JACQUELINE2010

    My goals are going to be adjusted to add a rest day. Today, bending knees were a problem. I was so sore. Stay tuned for updated goals and results ... Read more

  • Thank goodness my little snowbirdie customers are flying back to FL!

    10/4/2019 9:14:31 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Welcome back snow birdies! I'm SO happy to greet you back. Yes, of course, the highways get crazy congested and the restaurants are impossible to go to...and you can't too early the 'early birds' to get a seat...but all in all I welcome you back with open arms. I must say this summer has b... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 216 - Picture This

    10/4/2019 9:54:15 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - I would like to thank all of you for your kind thoughts and prayers. As you know misery loves company so flu shots were in order. My son and I went together and now getting flu shots are out of the way. As a reward for meeting my exercise goal for this past week I signed u... Read more

  • Tummy Troubles

    10/4/2019 5:41:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    When your body talks to you, listen. It will talk louder and louder until you do. Lately, my stomach has been queezy. I don't know why, but it's time for me to take the time to figure out what is going on. I think that a lot of my tummy troubles come from stress at work and being responsi... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Friday, October 4, 2019

    10/4/2019 4:09:24 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Affirmation : I congratulate myself warmly for each accomplishment, then ask, " What's next ? " " - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Blahh

    10/3/2019 10:00:56 PM, by JACQUELINE2010

    Ok was in middle of post and wrote whole heck of lot when. The app shut off. Ugh. So not re typing. Will redo in morning. Have good night ... Read more

  • Not a Hot-Roddin’ Mama

    10/3/2019 8:11:19 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Alerted to the sound of squealing tires, I looked around me as I turned a corner near my home.... I was alone...with no one else around! Later I heard it again..... ME, AGAIN! Personally, I don’t think I drive like the “little old lady from Pasadena”, screeching around corners and leaving... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 215 - Somber Day

    10/3/2019 9:55:30 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Kind of in a funk. The deadly crash of the Flying Fortress, getting the results of my sons blood work, researching the diagnosis... Thinking about getting him a second opinion. When it comes to health I have my go to sites(below) to get informed. Something new for me to fret a... Read more

  • Enjoy the Beauty that's Around You!

    10/3/2019 5:24:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    Stop and look at the flowers, trees, and people's faces! There's beauty all around you, meant to be enjoyed. In sunshine and in rain, there is something beautiful for you to see. The New England fall colors are one of the sights that I just love to see each year. "Autumn... the year's last, l... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday, October 3, 2019

    10/3/2019 5:05:07 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Affirmation : I choose never to be a prisoner of urgency." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • October 2, 2029 Week 2 Day ...

    10/2/2019 9:36:35 PM, by JACQUELINE2010

    I misplaced my notebook that I log all info as I go. But here goes: No soda day 10 No fried food day 7 Walk 1.5 miles Swim 1 minutes Read Bible Prayed Push ups 10 Since doing this on my phone can’t check back at log to see what else doing. Had good day yesterday. Kids good. Hubby good. Hopefu... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 214 - Grocery Day

    10/2/2019 4:51:20 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Wow have things changed. Senior day discount was 25% off bakery and seafood. The only thing I got from bakery was a 1/2 loaf of pumpernickel. Previously I would have gotten so much more. No cakes, cookies, pies, or muffins for me. Oh yes I do like a discount, but those goodies are not... Read more

  • Feeling tired and sore

    10/2/2019 3:00:19 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I have been tired and sore for over a month now. I have an appointment with my regular doctor this coming Tuesday morning. I am going to convince him to find out what is going on with me. I don't want to hear that I am okay. I am not going to give up until we get results. I have had my apartment fo... Read more

  • Planning on Success

    10/2/2019 5:23:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    Make your plans and pray. Some days, I have lots of energy and put that energy into my plans, and other days I'm on autopilot. Always, I ask for God's help. Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. We just can't do it without help from above! God al... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, October 2, 2019

    10/2/2019 3:51:23 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am a Passionate Observer of Life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • National Neighborhood Night Out

    10/1/2019 11:09:18 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Apparently Texas, or maybe it’s just OUR part of Texas, has gone rogue as far as participating in National Night Out festivities at the usual time of August, and now consider the first Tuesday night in October as OUR official day... National Neighborhood Night Out is designed ostensibly to fos... Read more

  • Still finding my feet in this new strange world I'm living in

    10/1/2019 4:17:06 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    It's been a minute since I've blogged. I always sit down and think I'll put a few words together and then something gets in the way. Don't even ask me what those things are....I couldn't tell you...it's just STUFF and life I guess. I've been working hard on trying to live just in the momen... Read more

  • October 1, Week 2 Day 2

    10/1/2019 3:54:18 PM, by JACQUELINE2010

    I didn't log the rest of last week. Bad Bad Bad. I was more accountable to myself with log the previous day. I did accomplish: Drank water all of last week No Soda all of last week No Fried Food from the day I started checking it. Read Bible and prayed everyday Those are the categor... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 213 - Movies and Lunch

    10/1/2019 1:53:04 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Once again I bypassed the seduction of the movie popcorn and sweets. We saw ‘Downton Abbey.’ Water and a couple of hard candies were my go to. For lunch my sis and I had a vegan chili and cucumber water. We splurged on a krab cake made with artichokes. Yummy! Filling! Healthy... Read more

  • The Woodpile Workout!

    10/1/2019 5:24:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday a wonderful friend and his son came over and transformed a pile of huge chunks of wood into this beautiful stack. The three of us worked together for 2 hours and my husband was amazed. This is his birthday gift from the 3 of us. Happy 70th John!... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    10/1/2019 3:20:01 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am a Passionate Observer of Life. I See the events, feel the emotions, and recognize the difference." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • So Creative!

    9/30/2019 10:47:06 PM, by MCJULIEO

    Did you know that you can simulate a rollercoaster rider in costume? (note that the legs are fake) Or even a whole row of a rollercoaster? Honestly, I’m just blown away by such creativity..... How about dressing as Peter Pan’s shadow? Have you ever seen such brilliance of minima... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 212 - Cinnamon

    9/30/2019 6:47:40 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - The cinnamon red hots are working, not as well as the old cinnamon Listerine Breath strips. But they are working. I pop a few and it kills my desire to gnaw and it only cost me 6 calories. If the desire reappears... just 6 more calories. That is so much better than munching. Gr... Read more

  • WORK THE PLAN!

    9/30/2019 5:27:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every morning I take a few minutes and plan my day. I write it down in my planner, and off I go. Spark helps me to start that plan by keeping my exercise and diet in check. I also get my motivation from being here. Taking time to plan has helped me to stay on track in many ways. It has also... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, September 30, 2019

    9/30/2019 4:43:25 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • I’m back...

    9/29/2019 11:11:16 PM, by DZDUKE54

    So many changes in my life since I posted years ago here. I need to make changes for me.... Read more

  • More County Fair Observations

    9/29/2019 11:07:56 PM, by MCJULIEO

    It’s hard to beat the county fair as a microcosm of our community, and though I spent only a short while looking around the fairgrounds yesterday, I saw some things I had never seen before LIKE this amazing portable urban chicken house The hipsters of central Texas love to grow... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 211 - Helpline

    9/29/2019 3:51:07 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - For assistance with finding services we can call 211. For assistance with weigh loss and maintenance I thankfully have SparkPeople. By reading articles and blogs I see myself and find solutions to my roadblocks. Sometimes the universe speaks to me... Topics pop up on blogs, feeds... Read more

  • Finding That "Get Moving" Spirit!

    9/29/2019 6:58:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    Some days are easier than others. Some days I love going out for a walk. Today is not one of THOSE days. So what do I do? I get moving anyhow. My "Get Moving" attitude is out there, and I'm sure to find it if I just get moving! ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Sunday, September 29, 2019

    9/29/2019 2:58:53 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth. Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet, " I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent." " - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Blue Ribbon Effort

    9/28/2019 10:34:14 PM, by MCJULIEO

    The county fair will end tomorrow, and my hometown will return to normal, or what passes as normal anyway.... But I got a blue ribbon for my book-page wreath in the Arts and Crafts division! I am so glad that I went down and entered... nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? ... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 210 - Moving More

    9/28/2019 3:16:00 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlights - Moving more and having more stamina is a good thing. However the pain is not, it feels like a fist is in my lower left back. I'm going to work on strengthening my core and see if that helps with the pain. I did get to spend time with my grands which are treasured moments. Gr... Read more