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  • Thank You in Advance

    7/23/2019 5:50:41 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    I saw my therapist yesterday. I had taken a summer break from it and was going to go back in the fall.. I did not succeed in that goal. My anxiety got the best of me.. Too much stress, too much on my plate, and being a perfectionist feeling as though I had to do it all..perfectly perfect. ... Read more

  • The weather

    7/23/2019 12:55:07 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I’m usually creative in my writing but this time I'd like to borrow from CHICADEEGRAMMY's blog based on winter weather and the issue of control. We like to think we are in control, but we have no control of the weather and we have gotten several days of extreme heat this month. It made me think. E... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    7/23/2019 10:19:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    i just came back from the grocery store a while ago, where i picked up some fresh fruits to enjoy. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Just relax

    7/23/2019 3:32:26 AM, by TCANNO
    zpu4o... Read more

  • Goodbye 30 pounds!

    7/22/2019 1:31:12 PM, by ATHLETELORI

    Today's weigh-in brought the good news that I'm down 30 pounds. (Actually, 31.6 pounds, if I'm being precise.) I'm very happy about that. The small changes I've made are working. In the past, I've tried to change a lot of things at once, and that has just never worked for me. My goal has been to mak... Read more

  • it's monday

    7/22/2019 1:24:44 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am feeling much better today. my daughter says hi. i will get back into my regular workouts starting today. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Kissinger/Trump

    7/22/2019 12:27:20 PM, by REGILIEH

    Kissinger is now 94 years old. Recently, Henry Kissinger did an interview and said very amazing things regarding President Trump. He starts with: "Donald Trump is a phenomenon that foreign countries haven't seen before"! The former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger gives us a new understandin... Read more


    7/22/2019 12:18:31 PM, by SMIDGON

    All last week our eldest couldn't be reach! Not by us nor her kids. Finally she called on Friday. She had had a reaction to a prescription anxiety drug! She couldn't even hold a phone. I talked to her yesterday and s he sounded a lot better. PTL. How is your weather? For a bit we... Read more

  • Something of everything

    7/22/2019 3:24:13 AM, by TCANNO

    A great mix today. I could have posted these all day.
    BM3Os&t=8... Read more

  • Bummed

    7/21/2019 8:24:23 PM, by ATHLETELORI

    I put out a few bowls of water the other day in my front yard. I wanted the wildlife near me to have access to water. I generally don't fill my water bowls too full, because frogs and toads sometimes use them as a place to cool off. When I went outside to check the bowls, one had a dead frog in it. ... Read more

  • Lindsey Stirling

    7/21/2019 3:03:53 AM, by TCANNO

    Thanks for all your nice comments this last week
    AvpGQ&list=RDX-AjhXhk19... Read more

  • 5% Summer Challenge Recap Week 1 and 2

    7/20/2019 11:38:11 PM, by DEBSGETNHEALTHY

    This is my first 5% challenge. We just completed the second week and started the third week today. My ribs are still healing so I've been taking a cautious approach to exercise. While I want to be the healthiest possible, my main focus is minimizing processed foods and eventually eliminating most... Read more

  • Earn 10+ Spark Points a Day Starting 7/21

    7/19/2019 10:26:14 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Join my Goal setting challenge and earn 70+ points 7/21 thru 7/27 see
    KA7HH8AB Let me know if you can't make this link work OLDEROWL aka Bob... Read more

  • You Decide

    7/19/2019 12:33:37 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Optimism is a strategy for making a better future because unless you believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so" Noam Chomsky "You Decide You are the person who has to decide whether you’ll do it or toss it aside. You are t... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/19/2019 9:43:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated today. i am taking it easy for the next few days. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! today and tomorrow are very warm and humid days here. after that, it is supposed to be a lot less humid. have a great day, everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • Sissel Kyrkjebø

    7/19/2019 3:27:16 AM, by TCANNO
    lZlsI... Read more

  • Christmas in July

    7/18/2019 10:05:03 PM, by ATHLETELORI

    Right now, I'm enjoying a little downtime. I'm watching a Hallmark Christmas movie. I've watched a few of them lately. They are fun and relaxing. My son and I watched all eight seasons of Game of Thrones in eleven days. Then we watched all of season three of Stranger Things in one day. That was an i... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/18/2019 1:29:09 PM, by MOMMY445

    i just got back from the doctor's and i have an infection. i have to be on antibiotics for seven days. so i am taking it easy and not doing too much. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Why I don't track

    7/18/2019 11:14:37 AM, by LAURALYN-MARIE

    For the 5% Challenge, one of this week's Living the Good Life challenges has been to track your food. Normally, I like to follow all the challenges, and enjoy being able to track that I accomplished that each day. Not for this one, however. Even though I've started weight loss attempts man... Read more

  • Try Harder Every Day

    7/18/2019 8:17:09 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    That's my motto for writing. I try to write better today than yesterday and am constantly learning. It hope to apply the same attitude for my health. However, this first week wasn't the brilliant beginning I hoped it would be. I think if I were to focus on two things in the beginning, th... Read more

  • 60's again (and why not)

    7/18/2019 3:23:09 AM, by TCANNO
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  • it's wednesday

    7/17/2019 12:09:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    a warm, humid and mostly rainy day here today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    7/16/2019 3:52:56 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a session with my personal trainer at the gym this morning and i feel great. it is another hot and humid day here again today. my daughter and i are keeping well hydrated and cool. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • First time blogging

    7/16/2019 12:32:42 PM, by TRIDPATH

    I took my nephew's 5 kids to the water park yesterday. The oldest is 15 and the youngest is 2. I think that I got more of a workout from the 2 yr old, than I would have at the gym! LOL... Read more

  • The most meaningful and important thing I've ever done for myself

    7/16/2019 11:57:09 AM, by BONNIELEE2

    Stress wrecks our bodies! While impossible to draw direct correlations, I think we can all agree it is a significant underlying factor to some of the most prevalent health concerns today. A few years ago, I developed superficial blood clots. It was confusing to the doctors because I didn... Read more

  • Powerless? I Think Not.

    7/15/2019 6:16:54 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    When I can't control what's happening---- I will control the way I respond to what's happening ---for that is where my power is. It is as always my choice. ... Read more

  • 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

  • smooth Monday

    7/15/2019 3:22:32 AM, by TCANNO
    QagtI... Read more

  • Pear-shaped bodies are hot!

    7/14/2019 12:26:59 PM, by BONNIELEE2

    I learned (at the age of 47) that I have a pear-shaped body. It is also called a triangle. I am in good company-hot damn.
    slide3 ... Read more

  • Never give up!

    7/14/2019 10:15:35 AM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    All good things come to those who are willing to work for it. We did it.. My daughter and I found the medallion this morning hidden in a root of a tree in Boston Park in Wichita Kansas.. Lesson learned.. never give up.. if you keep working eventually will get the results you are l... Read more

  • back in time

    7/14/2019 3:49:10 AM, by TCANNO
    snkCw... Read more

  • "Do it Anyway."

    7/13/2019 1:01:09 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    My life will not change unless I do something about it. It will not improve unless or until i do something to improve. Don't sit back dreaming of what could be. Do something about it now. Make the sacrifices now. I did not come from the greatest of beginnings. I don't say that to get symp... Read more

  • I googled why 'I carry all my weight in my thighs' and found this

    7/13/2019 11:32:31 AM, by BONNIELEE2

    Came across this amazing bit of news today! I hope it bodes well for my goal of competing in the Senior Olympics! "As far as chunky thighs are concerned, there is actually good news. A study published in the British Medical Journal found that men and women whose thighs are less than 60 centimet... Read more

  • Thank You God, I Have What I Need At This Time

    7/12/2019 5:45:23 PM, by OLDEROWL

    So often we might think, “If only I hand more willpower, more money, more talent, more faith, we would be happier. But as long as we are focusing on not having enough and being short changed, we’ll be unhappy and fail to do our best. We need to have a positive perspective, the feeling that God... Read more

  • Know your intention

    7/12/2019 3:22:00 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    I want to be a writer. Not only a writer but someone who encourages others to be all they can be. To accept themselves just as they are at this moment while they work on getting where they want to be...I have walked this journey myself and let me tell you first hand it gets very difficult at... Read more

  • 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

  • relaxing Friday

    7/12/2019 3:19:10 AM, by TCANNO

    Thanks for all you nice comment this week Now relax and listen
    OUJL... Read more

  • Always Remember..

    7/11/2019 7:57:58 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    Focus on all the good in your life and the good will get better. Love who you are now. The past is over, just let it go..move on and become who you are meant to be, Do something that you love. Spend time with those who bring joy to your life. ... 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

  • 60's mostly with Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

    7/11/2019 3:15:52 AM, by TCANNO

    Now showing my age, get up and Jive
    hpy4Q... Read more

  • Always Thankful

    7/10/2019 8:30:55 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    Positive anything is better than negative nothing." Today was spent going with my husband to the dr for his blood work for his upcoming appointment to the kidney dr. My husband was on the waiting list for a kidney transplant many years ago. He got one fairly quickly. i believe his age had a lot... Read more

  • 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

  • Back On! (For the Fifth Time or More)

    7/10/2019 9:04:46 AM, by MARIAJESTRADA

    So Spark Fam, I know I come and go, but this morning, I woke up with new determination and a commitment to stick to a healthy life style. I am so fat, (How fat is she?) that I look very pregnant. And people tell me so. These last few months, I've been focusing on movement because even wa... Read more

  • lay back a relax to the music

    7/10/2019 3:29:15 AM, by TCANNO
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  • Always Thankful

    7/9/2019 7:57:46 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    Grateful for early wakeups= Birds chirping, watching the sun come up. A house to clean=safe place to live Laundry=clothes to wear Dishes to wash= food to eat Crumbs under the table=family meals Grocery shopping..exercise and $ to provide for us Toilets to clean=in... Read more

  • Self-care

    7/9/2019 1:11:11 PM, by LAURALYN-MARIE

    I'm not sure why, but people with my personality type tend to be really good at caring for other people while being really bad at taking care of themselves. I am Exhibit A. For years, for whatever reason, I stubbornly refused to care for myself. Sure, I'd sometime eat healthily and start an exercise... Read more

  • Everyone wants to go to heaven...

    7/9/2019 1:01:59 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    but nobody wants to die.. I used to be afraid to die.. not the physical death but the death of self.. I am not anymore..I have learned if I don't let go of who I think I am I will never room to be who I was meant to be. Today is my fathers birthday...He would have been ninety-seven... Read more

  • Sissel Kyrkjebø

    7/9/2019 3:21:46 AM, by TCANNO

    You asked for more, I found these today, enjoy
    aDB-A www.youtu... Read more

  • Always Thankful

    7/8/2019 1:06:04 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    image: Hollie Holden - Notes on Living & Loving... 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

  • Celtic Woman

    7/8/2019 3:30:33 AM, by TCANNO

    One of my favorite groups, enjoy
    1QqCg ... Read more

  • Well Deserved Self Loathing

    7/7/2019 9:33:22 PM, by ATHLETELORI

    Today, I am so angry with myself. How did I ever let my life get this out of control? It's not just my weight. It's everything. I'm 308 pounds. My house is disgusting. I'm broke. I've been trying to fix all three things a little at a time. The weight has been coming off. I'm down 27 pounds. I'm... Read more

  • This is My Wish For You,,,

    7/7/2019 10:06:29 AM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, Smiles when sadness intrudes, Rainbows to follow the clouds, Laughter to kiss your lips, Sunset to warm your heart, Hugs when spirits sag, Beauty for eyes to see, Friendships to brighten your being, Faith so that you can believe... Read more

  • Kent County Show

    7/7/2019 2:57:37 AM, by TCANNO

    Two days on my feet has left me a bit sore, my legs don't belong to me this morning. Outside where my club had its stand was where the classic cars. I managed some pictures before the packed them in. You should know some of them. ; Then the mot... Read more

  • Sunflowers and Roses..

    7/6/2019 10:02:11 AM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    We always have the choice to be happy. Learn to understand the bumps in the road, grow from them and always stay positive..It will take you a long way. ... Read more

  • Summer goals

    7/5/2019 2:48:07 PM, by LAURALYN-MARIE

    Another 5% challenge is almost here! I'm super excited to power through this journey with my Warrior teammates. And I am bound and determined that this will be my personal best challenge yet. I'm going to meet that 5% goal...for once! :D Here are a few goals I've got: 1) Follow my doctor-r... Read more


    7/5/2019 12:43:44 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    Losing weight is more than what numbers appear on the scale.. or the size clothes i wear or even how other people perceive me...There are so many reasons why I overeat some started in childhood..some I carried with me into adulthood... I remember being a teenager and feeling like I was... 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

  • NSV: 4th of July

    7/4/2019 10:15:50 PM, by BEEGIRL10PJ

    I planned what i'd eat to avoid getting off track for the holiday. I had one hot dog, instead of my usual 2. Tried Green Giant Veggie Tots, broccoli and cheese and they were good. I like them better than tater tots..... and a whole serving of veggies!... Read more

  • Why I started....

    7/4/2019 10:14:14 PM, by BEEGIRL10PJ

    Went to the doctor a week ago and I had been avoiding a scale because I knew I had gained. I had no idea I was this size. Immediately started making changes. This is the most incontrol I've felt while trying to lose weight. Thanks SparkPeople!... Read more

  • That's Not MY Job!

    7/4/2019 5:19:46 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    This is a story about four people named : Everybody, somebody, anybody and nobody. There was an important job to be done and everybody was sure that somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was everybody's job. Everybody though... 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


    7/4/2019 6:35:50 AM, by SMIDGON

    HAPPY 4TH OF JULY Be Careful and Have Fun BLESSINGS... Read more

  • I remember these, do you

    7/4/2019 3:36:06 AM, by TCANNO

    Happy 4th July 60's hairdo
    lQOEs&list=RD-yCQraOX4Bw&iRead more

  • 7/3/19

    7/3/2019 11:11:22 AM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    My tasks list that can be done in 15 minutes or less (for today) 1. Straighten up the desk drawer. 2. Clean out my purse. 3. Journal three things i am grateful for. 4. Do a ten minute walk 5. Work in my art journal 6. Read one chapter 7. Delete unneeded photos ... 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

  • more Henry Mancini

    7/3/2019 4:01:59 AM, by TCANNO
    uixqE&list=PLt6JJEEBNQPaNa... Read more

  • And The Beat Goes On!

    7/2/2019 12:57:37 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    New day, new challenges. Been taking my new blood pressure meds.. today when I took was 129/59.. I feel very tired and washed out...I put a call into the Dr. to see if that was okay because the bottom number seemed low.. The nurse did not think so but said she would pass the info on to the dr... 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

  • relax and remember

    7/2/2019 3:32:26 AM, by TCANNO
    XvBd8 Who remembers this
    DfvW8... Read more

  • My Three Things..

    7/1/2019 5:24:30 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    Today I am supposed to put on a blog three positive things that make me proud of myself.. So here goes..This is progress for me because when I first started here at Sparks this is not what I would have been able to say. No matter how bad yesterday was I always begin the day with a grateful he... Read more

  • I earned my wings!

    7/1/2019 3:46:41 PM, by GRANDMASHUNGRY

    I'm ready to take off with the Shooting Stars 5% Summer Challenge!... Read more

  • HOT, HOT, HOT,,,

    7/1/2019 12:28:57 PM, by SMIDGON

    I don't know how hot it is your way! Here this is the 4th day of temps in 90s. With heat index even higher. Very humid. I found out that I have a fluctuating BP. I am to keep a check on it. But, the minute I feel like it is going up, DONT TAKE IT. When have calmed down then retake. I... Read more

  • Dr Hook

    7/1/2019 3:29:52 AM, by TCANNO
    GWpR4... Read more

  • Sunday (relaxing music)

    6/30/2019 3:19:46 AM, by TCANNO

    Thanks for all you nice comments in the past week This is some of my favorite film music
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  • 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

  • Always Thankful

    6/29/2019 1:06:53 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    This morning was busy..very hot in Kansas this morning..went out to try and beat the heat..did not work..It is already 98 degrees and the heat index makes it feel worse. Went to the store and picked up some things I needed. I have no plans for the fourth so nothing to plan for there.. I am hopi... Read more

  • It's the weekend

    6/29/2019 1:28:29 AM, by TCANNO
    QO-ZU... 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


    6/28/2019 12:58:10 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

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  • Scottish Folk

    6/28/2019 3:30:09 AM, by TCANNO

    Something different
    8k... 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

  • some where back in time

    6/27/2019 3:22:57 AM, by TCANNO

    Henry Mancini .
    yT_dA... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/26/2019 3:40:38 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am having a wonderful day today! my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! it is a very warm day here,so i am keeping cool and so is my daughter. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Forgive and Let it Go...

    6/26/2019 2:33:30 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    I don't know how many times I let other people ruin my day..just by something they said or do...not anymore... Read more

  • John Williams

    6/26/2019 3:09:31 AM, by TCANNO
    Srm7GxWP9xfijzgBcS2&index=26 www.y... Read more

  • Hello Fibro My Old Friend...

    6/25/2019 8:06:26 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    I knew yesterday I was not feeling well but I did not know why.. I was dizzy and my leg kept wanting to give out..something that happens to me from time to time but not enough to let it be a big concern..scary though.. It is a Fibromyalgia thing.. I had been diagnosed with it in the late nineties.. ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/25/2019 3:03:30 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout with my personal trainer at the gym this morning and i feel terrific! my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have an amazing day, everyone!... Read more

  • Re 100 Pushups update and new schedule

    6/25/2019 1:23:33 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Re 100 Pushups update and new schedule Tuesday, June 25, 2019 This is my ongoing attempt to do 100 push-ups in one set, There is a program out there for achieving 100 pushups from scratch in 6 weeks, where you do pushups on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday but I found that I needed at least two d... Read more

  • Today, First Diabetic Management Consult

    6/24/2019 2:32:21 PM, by HAZEL2278

    Today 6.24.2019 I am going to see my doctor for my first Diabetic Management consult... For quite some time now I was told I was close to being diabetic... But when I went for my physical in late 2.2019 I was told I was more than close... I asked to be able to see if I could turn things around..."... Read more

  • it's monday

    6/24/2019 1:33:50 PM, by MOMMY445

    I had a great weekend! my daughter says hi. she only has two more days of school and she is done until September. I have a workout tomorrow morning at the gym with my personal trainer. I am looking forward to it. today I am getting in a lot of walking and some dancing. both budgie birds say cheep, c... Read more

  • Monday's choice

    6/24/2019 3:18:43 AM, by TCANNO

    Thanks for all your comments this week
    x9UCw ... Read more