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  • Chasing Waterfalls 2

    10/20/2019 7:48:34 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    Ithaca, NY is known for its waterfalls. This is the first one we saw. This was the best angle I could get. The fall colors were amazing. I live with back pain. I have for many years. Walking any distance is painful. My back seizes. During this trip I pushed myself. I was motivated... Read more

  • Playing God

    10/20/2019 5:44:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday my brother told me to “stop playing God!” In order to keep peace in an angry family, I didn’t ask him to explain himself. Stop caring? God is love and he cares. Stop making decisions to help my mom? Mom made me the medical proxy. She asked me to make decisions. How do I stop play... Read more

  • Sunday Blessings & Reflections

    10/20/2019 4:50:19 AM, by JUDITH316

    Good Morning Friend's.. May your Sunday and Week ahead be blessed... Enjoy your Sunday Services & Family time. I appreciate your support and love especially when my recovery from my recent surgery's are taking longer than I ever thought it would. Your kindness is so appreciated and ... Read more

  • Quote for Sunday

    10/20/2019 4:46:28 AM, by JUDITH316

    When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer. Corrie Ten Boom...... Read more

  • Bible Verse for Sunday

    10/20/2019 4:45:37 AM, by JUDITH316

    If the Lord delights in a man"s way, He makes his steps firm. Psalm 37:23... Read more

  • Quote for Saturday

    10/20/2019 1:45:51 AM, by JUDITH316

    The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. Chuck Swindoll;... Read more

  • Bible Verse for Saturday...

    10/20/2019 1:45:05 AM, by JUDITH316

    The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, Ephesians 1:18 NKJV... Read more

  • 19th of October

    10/20/2019 12:38:29 AM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Morning! Had a fun time walking at a Gun Show. Love the lady's who sell jewelry and cosmetics while DH gets to visit with men and their interests. Also like the comfortable place to achieve steps.... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/19/19

    10/19/2019 9:38:55 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Today has been a long day, and it's not over yet! I woke up at 6 am to feed the cats and never fell back asleep, which is rare for me. I think I was thinking about that term paper and how much I wanted to get it done, so I got up just after 7. After breakfast and whatnot, I started the paper and got... Read more

  • Special Day for Me.

    10/19/2019 9:33:04 PM, by JAMER123

    I am celebrating 10 years with SparkPeople as of today. It's been 10 wonderful years of learning and understanding, getting to know people, making some absolutely wonderful friends and last but not least figuring out how my body wishes to function when I wish to lose some weight. Being on a 2... Read more

  • Laughs from wild animal photos

    10/19/2019 9:16:34 PM, by CTUPTON
    KHpgMYYA6g1aWBCdGZaWHORdKDo_kwjZ0 I am not sure thi... Read more

  • Special Blessings-October 19, 2019

    10/19/2019 1:39:21 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: 1. I've had a very dear Spark friend and her son visiting us for the past few days and we have had a wonderful time together. I was sorry to see her go today. 2. Ohio State won their game this week against Northwestern 52-3. 3. We a... Read more

  • Fall 5% Challenge Week 2

    10/19/2019 10:44:01 AM, by GOODGETNBETR

    It seems all the riding this week and food tracking are paying off. Can't wait to see what happens when I start drinking more water. ... Read more

  • Chasing Waterfalls

    10/19/2019 8:11:23 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    It rained the whole time. Hubby and I went away for three days to Ithaca, NY area to chase fall foliage and waterfalls. The motto there is "Ithaca is Gorges" ( a play on gorgeous). The area is known for the number of water falls. There was a Nor'easter predicted as we were driving to ... Read more

  • Embracing Adversity

    10/19/2019 6:14:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    Some days are really tough right now. I don't like the pain, the stress and the major changes to my full schedule. Sometimes, I get upset and act in ways that are not as thoughtful as I'd like to be. The times of adversity will make me a better person. Adversity is like a strong wind. It... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/18/19

    10/19/2019 12:24:27 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I am finally getting caught up my homework for the week. I have a final term paper due for Import/Export this weekend (class ends Sunday). I worked on it all day. It is supposed to be at least 20 pages long. I have 21.5 pages written. I don't have much left to do, just rewriting one section that doe... Read more

  • Be the Change

    10/19/2019 12:08:39 AM, by JAMER123

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  • 18th of October

    10/18/2019 10:08:04 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Morning! Start my day with meal replacement shake and 16 oz. of water. Did my Bible study. Had a beautiful day and enjoyed God's beauty that surrounded me. So grateful for the kindnesses that were present in today.... Read more

  • Jump Starting our Day...

    10/18/2019 11:34:24 AM, by JUDITH316

    Good Morning 524 Everyone, Cheering you on for a Fantastic Day and Weekend ahead... Food for Thought: Motivation is what gets us on the road to Healthy Living...When we are motivated we have the desire to push ahead and keep going until we get there... Habit is what we do... Read more

  • Quote for Today

    10/18/2019 11:33:08 AM, by JUDITH316

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  • Bible Verse for Today

    10/18/2019 11:32:24 AM, by JUDITH316

    Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 1 Peter 1:3 NKJV... 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

  • 17th of October

    10/17/2019 10:39:44 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Morning! What a beauiful day. The sun shone and just a mild wind. I enjoy walking and enjoying God's beauty. So glad to be alive on this beautiful day.... Read more

  • This picture makes me feel good

    10/17/2019 5:18:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have looked at hundreds of "images" for "pat on the back." Only this one actually makes me feel good. chris... Read more

  • Weight loss WON'T MAGICALLY change these things about YOU. DARN.

    10/17/2019 3:38:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    I (Chris) altered the SP article. But the info is the same. When I first lost weight--years and years ago--I was still unhappy and eventually gained the weight back. I am now pretty happy --but very overweight! 24 By SparkPeople Guest Blogger, Kirsten Nunez 2/14/2019 In a world of fad diets ... Read more

  • my chart ie grocery list

    10/17/2019 2:42:23 PM, by CTUPTON


  • Eureka! An easier make my grocery list.

    10/17/2019 2:19:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    I take hours usually to make a grocery list. -if I do it "right"-meaning plan meals and get the ingredients I need for the week. This takes too long and too much thinking and looking for recipes! So I don't usually get the right stuff to make the great recipes I found. 198 Problem: I never se... Read more

  • SP link Picture Perfect Portion Sizes

    10/17/2019 1:21:26 PM, by CTUPTON
    source/slideshow.asp?show=12 boy do I need to know portion sizes! I also found these graphics: ... Read more

  • Special Blessings-October 17, 2019

    10/17/2019 12:32:31 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: 1. I got my laundry done early this morning. 2. I did some personal accounting this morning also. 3. I am getting ready to start cooking for a special Spark Friend who is coming to visit for a couple of days. She will be arriving th... Read more

  • Missing My Loving Mom....

    10/17/2019 11:58:47 AM, by RUFFIT

    Well, it has been already a little over a week and I am sitting here at my office desk working and going thru the motions. Sometimes I just want to run out of here and scream. People say they are sorry for my loss - I reply "Yes, so am I!!" Mom was such an important part of my life not to me... Read more

  • Week Three - Good, Bad and Ugly - 10/17/2019

    10/17/2019 11:24:27 AM, by BASEBALLNOLE

    Struggled with controlling where and when I ate. Birthday party and work obligations took some priority. I kept pretty good calorie count early on but Tues and Wed didn't even log into Spark. I really missed it and am glad to be back. I still lost a pound this week. Considering my struggle, ... Read more

  • Living Well...

    10/17/2019 11:16:22 AM, by JUDITH316

    Wishing you all a great Thursday... Let's remember today that God is our source and He desires for us to be healthy and strong, He also desires for us to "Live Well", let's pull together and get healthier and stronger and live well together. As always I Cheer you on your journey...... Read more

  • Quote for Today

    10/17/2019 11:01:22 AM, by JUDITH316

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  • Bible Verse for Today

    10/17/2019 10:59:09 AM, by JUDITH316

    Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. Psalm 100:4 (NKJV)... Read more

  • Focus on what needs to be done first

    10/17/2019 7:39:59 AM, by MSLZZY

    Medicare signup time has begun and so many seniors to talk to before the enrollment period ends. And then there is all of the service work that also needs to be done. I need to focus on the most important goals first but not lose sight of the rest. That includes taking care of myself. Fo... 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

  • 16th of October

    10/16/2019 10:55:37 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Morning! Start my day having a meal replacement shake and 16oz. of water. Then to do my Bible study. Did errands with DH. Spent time on computer visiting Spark People. Then to church and reading the Bible.Now home and finish catching up with Spark friends. Also must drink my last 3 glasses of w... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/16/2019 6:48:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool fall day here today. my daughter says hi to everyone. I had an incredible workout at the gym this morning. both budgie birds say cheep ,cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Special Blessings-October 16, 2019

    10/16/2019 1:54:47 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: Hugs, kathy Believe... Read more

  • 10-16-19 Welcome to my "journal" come back many times, I add to it many times!!

    10/16/2019 1:27:40 PM, by SPARKLINGME176

    WELCOME to my personal Journal!!!! THX for being my SP friend! I will add to this MANY times before I write a new one. IF you want to read my last one, I added to it, MANY times. I KNOW you have busy lives, too. Just want you to know, as I share myself with you! 524 10-16-19 I've been catching... Read more

  • Finishing Well...

    10/16/2019 8:11:18 AM, by JUDITH316

    Good Morning All, We all have begun our journey to healthy living and are pushing hard to complete the race. I encourage you to keep your eyes on the finishing line, you will cross over as you keep your eyes on Jesus and let Him help you accomplish your goals, Physically, Emotionally and ... Read more

  • Quote for Today

    10/16/2019 8:09:40 AM, by JUDITH316

    God waits for you to communicate with Him. You have instant, direct access to God. God loves mankind so much, and in a very special sense His children, that He has made Himself available to you at all times. Wesley L. Duewel... Read more

  • Bible Verse for Today

    10/16/2019 8:08:51 AM, by JUDITH316

    The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit. 1 Corinthians 2:14... Read more

  • Even the weather has mood swings

    10/16/2019 7:35:42 AM, by MSLZZY

    Mother Nature has mood swings. One day it is pleasant and sunny and the next it is damp and cool and windy. It is hard to know what exactly to wear but being prepared is part of life. We have to adjust. I am trying to be prepared for the cold days but wearing an extra sweater that I can ha... Read more

  • The Prize

    10/16/2019 7:34:54 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    Yesterday I got the rest of the prizes from the contest I won. The photo is of me with the owners of the appliance store which gave me the freezer and the ice cream shop that gave me the ice cream. I am the one holding the food. Here is a photo of the food in the new freezer ... 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

  • Kindly.

    10/16/2019 12:33:48 AM, by JAMER123

    Enjoy and share the love of friendship.... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/15/19

    10/15/2019 10:55:14 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I have been way too tired to blog the last couple of days. I fell into a deep sleep upon going to bed both last night and the night before. I'm hoping that my sleep schedule is getting better. I think I am sleeping better overall. I did a sleep study last night. It's the kind that you bring it ... Read more

  • 15th of October

    10/15/2019 9:14:25 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Morning! Started my day with Bible study. Showered, dressed and makeup then a treat for myself went and got a Mani and Pedi. Came home and pushed myself and got 8 glasses of water drunk before the end of the day. I tracked every bite I ate today a challenge, but we motivation I made it happen. ... Read more

  • Wonderful Woman Wednesday Wisdom

    10/15/2019 6:55:21 PM, by SHARON10002

    When was the last time you thought about your many "hidden" qualities? We rarely take the time to sit and think about how wonderful we actually are - because some people would claim that's egotistical, narcissistic, or maybe even selfish. It doesn't hurt, now and then, to look within in your quiet... Read more

  • Special Blessings-October 15, 2019

    10/15/2019 3:20:24 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: Today is my husband, Jim's, 71st birthday. This is the 47th birthday that we have spent together and I treasure all of them. God blessed me so much when he brought the two of us together. I treasure each and every moment with him. He is an in... Read more

  • Renewed Strength for Today

    10/15/2019 2:25:18 PM, by JUDITH316

    Good Morning 524 Wishing you a day filled with God's Blessings and Strength. God Loves you and He stands with you every step of the way. I encourage you to Wait on the Lord, as you do you will find renewed strength for today... We need the Strength and Guidance of the Lord e... Read more

  • Quote for Today

    10/15/2019 2:23:56 PM, by JUDITH316

    Faith is a sounder guide than reason. Reason can go only so far, but faith has no limits. Blaise Pascal... Read more

  • Bible Verse for Today

    10/15/2019 2:23:16 PM, by JUDITH316

    But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 NKJV... Read more


    10/15/2019 12:59:26 PM, by REGILIEH

    This story is a wonderful example of how life can turn out well, even when we think otherwise. This was shared to me by a friend of mine. Mike was getting ready to graduate from West Point in 1964, one week to go and the administration decided to give one last dose of inspiration. After s... Read more

  • Lead me not into Temptation

    10/15/2019 8:49:44 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    We all face temptations every day. Just like the photo above. Recently I won a contest in which part of the prize was 10 pints of ice cream. Today is the day I go pick up the ten pints. This ice cream shop makes unusual original flavors. They only make each flavor for a limited time. Th... 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

  • 14th of October

    10/14/2019 9:28:57 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Enjoy Columbus Day! Ate within my calorie range and drank my 8 glasses of water. Did 35 minutes of exercise and ended the day with joy in my heart and happiness in my home.... Read more

  • Motivational Monday Musings

    10/14/2019 5:30:44 PM, by SHARON10002

    Do you know what an affirmation is? Do you use affirmations to help you navigate through your daily life? The use of affirmations in our life can be a powerful tool to help keep our attitude where it needs to be, to motivate us, to move us in a straighter line toward our goals, and overall lead us... Read more

  • Special Blessings-October 14, 2019

    10/14/2019 4:32:13 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: 1. Linda, Karen, and I went out to breakfast this morning. This was wonderful because with LInda now living in Fl., this doesn't happen weekly like it use to. 2. Jim and I both had Dr. appointments this afternoon and both appointments wen... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Day Poem

    10/14/2019 12:47:30 PM, by JUDITH316

    I'm Thankful for You Thanksgiving is the appointed time for focusing on the good in our lives. In each of our days, we can find small blessings, but too often we overlook them, choosing instead to spend our time paying attention to problems. We give our energy ... Read more

  • Canadan Thanksgiving

    10/14/2019 12:16:06 PM, by JUDITH316

    Today is our Canadian Thanksgiving... so I am wishing all my Canadian Friend's a Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving, let's give God thanks together for His abundant blessings He has bestowed upon us.. From my Home to Yours: Happy Thanksgiving & God's Blessings... 426... Read more

  • Quote for Today

    10/14/2019 12:12:53 PM, by JUDITH316

    Thankfulness to God is a recognition that God in His goodness and faithfulness has provided for us and cared for us, both physically and spiritually. It is a recognition that we are totally dependent upon Him; that all that we are and have comes from God. Jerry Bridges on a Thankfulness ... Read more

  • Bible Verse for Today

    10/14/2019 12:11:46 PM, by JUDITH316

    Psalm 34 (NRSV) I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2 My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be glad. 3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.... Read more

  • 2020 Vision - Clarity, Peace and Bliss

    10/14/2019 11:13:32 AM, by HEALTHY4LIFE360

    There are 79 days to the New Year and I'm planning on finishing this year strong! From Robin Sharma's Daily affirmation this morning... Too many people stay stuck in their past. We all have a story, a past. Where things change is how you decide to take control of your life by becoming the archi... Read more

  • Nature's Bouquet

    10/14/2019 6:47:35 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    I always work with my trainer at the gym on MOndays and Fridays for an hour. Last Friday, she could not make it. I made a choice to not go to the gym and work out myself. Probably not the best choice. every day at lunchtime I go to my son's house and let his two dogs out and play with the... 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

  • 13th of October

    10/13/2019 8:08:15 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Morning! Start the day in the dark. Fall is here and the sun rises later, but still happy because I woke feeling good and ready to have a beautiful day. Shower,dressed and makeup now ready to walk out the door and spend time in church hearing words of blessings. Finished the day seeing goodness... Read more

  • 2009

    10/13/2019 3:04:12 PM, by WNCGIRL

    Here is a picture of me 60 pounds ago. 10 years 46 years old. Before my heart was broken and life took a bad change. Alot of grief has taken its toll but I am stronger emotionally and have learned that just because you want everything to go your way and that everyone will do what you say ... Read more

  • Special Blessings-October 13, 2019

    10/13/2019 2:11:44 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: 1. I did something today that I don't remember ever doing on a Sunday before. I changed the bedding and washed it. This job is normally reserved for Mondays, but tomorrow is to be a very busy day. 2. Jim and I took a short trip to the co... Read more

  • it's sunday

    10/13/2019 11:23:32 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. my daughter says hi. my mom says thanks for the birthday wishes. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Sunday

    10/13/2019 10:53:30 AM, by JUDITH316

    Good Morning All Today is Thanksgiving Sunday for me in my part of the world, however, tomorrow is our official Canadian Thanksgiving. 426 428 Today we all look forward to starting our celebrations off at Church for an awesome Thanksgiving service here in Canada and then most fami... Read more

  • Quote for Sunday

    10/13/2019 10:47:05 AM, by JUDITH316

    Prayer is the window that God has placed in the walls of our world. Leave it shut and the world is a cold, dark house. But throw back the curtains and see His light. Open the window and hear His voice. Open the window of prayer and invoke the presence of God in your world. Max Lucado on Praye... Read more

  • Bible Verse for Sunday

    10/13/2019 10:46:16 AM, by JUDITH316

    Psalm 34 (NRSV) I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2 My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the humble hear and be glad. 3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. ... Read more

  • Scarecrow

    10/13/2019 10:04:28 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    This is the time of year for scarecrows. I saw this one when driving around. There it was all alone out in the field. SOmetimes I feel like that scarecrow - all alone out in left field. Being alone can be a good thing at times. Taking time to focus on goals and dreams. Planning my da... Read more

  • Ready to get my house back

    10/13/2019 7:57:30 AM, by MSLZZY

    I am very glad that the farmers market season is almost over. I need to get my house back, store all the boxed used for hauling cakes and breads and noodles. Ready to put away the trays used for the tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, etc. Just so ready to live in a house that is not in constant fl... 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

  • A grateful heart

    10/12/2019 11:40:06 PM, by JAMER123

    Have a beautiful and grateful Sunday.... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Blessings

    10/12/2019 11:28:36 PM, by JUDITH316

    Evening Hello Couldn't Spark today and had to take it as a restful and quiet is our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, with my ongoing recovery and healing I can't really celebrate but will enjoy spending some time with my precious family... Will return back tomorrow to Spark wi... Read more

  • Bible Verse for Saturday

    10/12/2019 10:57:48 PM, by JUDITH316

    Psalm 62:1 (NKJV) Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. ... Read more

  • Quote for Saturday

    10/12/2019 10:56:50 PM, by JUDITH316

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  • 12th of October

    10/12/2019 8:47:04 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Morning! Start the day with the heater coming on and working with good order. What a blessing. Finding a sweatshirt I like wearing and it fitting nicely. My jacket from last year was great to wear today. Had a good day and enjoyed it.... Read more

  • Today--October 12th in ND

    10/12/2019 6:08:09 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Our little Liliputan

    10/12/2019 6:02:33 PM, by 1CRAZYDOG

    Meet Lilly! She's the apple of our eye. Just got her today. She's 4 mths. old, black 'n' white w/some brown and FULL of energy! Akin to a tornado, I think ... Read more

  • you never thought of this before!

    10/12/2019 5:57:21 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • 2009 plane crashes into her house near Buffalo, NY --book by Karen Wielinski

    10/12/2019 5:41:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is a true story. Of course it is very tragic. About 50 people died, including the author's husband. Not easy reading by any means, but the places and people she mentions have meaning for me. I am grateful my family and friends were safe. Thank the Lord. One on the Ground: The Stor... Read more

  • Special Blessings-October 12, 2019

    10/12/2019 1:43:46 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: 1. I got my hair colored this morning. It's amazing how such a small thing can make me feel so much better about myself. 2. We went to the coffee shop. 3. We are going to a 5 star restaurant tonight to celebrate my niece's fiance's ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/12/2019 10:53:50 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's my mom's birthday today! my daughter and i are at my parents' place to celebrate the day. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have an amazing day, everyone!... Read more

  • Stress, pain push on.

    10/12/2019 10:45:12 AM, by JUSTA123

    So life has been a bit stress full, and in spite of not following any particular healthy eating pattern, I managed to be 3 lbs down on dr office visit, talked about my pain, and that it mostly occurs at night, wants me to try taking magnesium and see if there's a change, when numbers are good I gues... Read more

  • Time to freeze!

    10/12/2019 8:44:27 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    In a recent blog I posted about winning a contest in which the prize is a chest freezer. I got a call and it is being delivered today! It will come filled with food from an organic market. The ice cream will be picked up later this week. I have been feeling a lot of stress lately. I have... Read more

  • General

    10/12/2019 8:12:28 AM, by WNCGIRL

    I have been at the SPARK again for almost a year now. (9 months) I have not really lost any weight but am moving easier. I can reach my 10000 step goal almost every day. I am still in pain at times but I am better. I am eating healthier or at least more mindful about it when I slip up I am a slow ch... Read more

  • Farmers market cancelled

    10/12/2019 7:38:11 AM, by MSLZZY

    We should have known this would happen but it is only a minor inconvenience. The market has been cancelled. Hubby did bake some breads and cakes but all can be frozen and sold next week. The veggies are a different story. I can make tomato juice and sauce but I have over 3 bushels of tomat... 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

  • 11th of October

    10/12/2019 12:40:00 AM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Morning! Start the day with Bible study. Dressed and moved on making the day successful. Life has been a blessing as I enjoyed a short walk and add note of the beauty that surrounded me. I achieved 8 glasses of water which is a true challenge for me. Ready for a wonderful weekend of happiness.... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 10/11/19

    10/11/2019 11:52:54 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Today has been a very exciting day! I woke up at 6 am and couldn't fall back asleep. I thought of some things I wanted to do so I got up. I have been going since then. The main thing I wanted to do was look at the AICPA's website (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and see if I coul... Read more

  • Positivism's

    10/11/2019 11:04:39 PM, by JAMER123

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  • Happy Thanksgiving --to our Canadian neighbors!

    10/11/2019 6:26:39 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Special Blessings-October 11, 2019

    10/11/2019 3:22:50 PM, by KATHYJO56

    Today I am especially blessed for the following: 1. Jim and I got the house cleaned this morning. 2. After the housecleaning, we went to the grocery stores to stock up for the week. I am enjoying those Fall freggies. 3. After shopping, I did the laundry. 4. My friend, Linda,... Read more

  • I have a choice

    10/11/2019 9:24:10 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    Every day we make dozens of choices. What time we get up what to wear what's for breakfast DO I exercise, if so what will I do do I answer the phone How do I spend my time what chair will I sit on and so on We make many choices without any thought, it is just natural. While othe... Read more