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  • Can you tell when I started Bright Line Eating?

    6/18/2021 7:34:25 AM, by DRHODES1000

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  • Last Day of School!

    6/18/2021 4:54:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's the famous last day of school for me. Both students and staff have worked hard and are ready for a break. I'm ready to go camping and to relax. I will have 2 weeks off before ESY (Extended School Year) starts, and I'll spend some time preparing for it. Summer is here, and it feels goo... Read more

  • Let’s stay in touch!

    6/18/2021 12:04:03 AM, by ELIZINJAPAN

    We still have some time left to enjoy SparkPeople, but I’m planning for August. I don’t want to miss my friends here, so if anyone is on MFP or Instagram, let’s stay in touch! https://docs.google.com/presen
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    Y/present?usp=sharing... Read more

  • Walking Buddies & 5% Starts Soon

    6/17/2021 11:46:25 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I got in touch with a couple of walking buddies that live in my area. One is 11 blocks away and the other is a 10 minute drive from here. Sunday I am meeting the one closest by to walk at Cougar Creek Park (right near her house). It takes its name after Cougar Creek, a salmon stream that flows throu... Read more

  • My great granddaughter

    6/17/2021 8:48:59 PM, by CHERYLSCOTT54

    I go pick up my energy plus in the morning; I miss her so much.... Read more

  • Thursday

    6/17/2021 2:36:02 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill, laundry and dog walk so far. Almost finished packing for our vacation. Hope you are having a lovely day.... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday, June 17, 2021

    6/17/2021 2:35:46 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I make Free-Will Choices." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Starting over… again

    6/17/2021 12:47:39 PM, by KTNEWJOURNEY

    Again. Again. Again. I hate that I’ve started this journey over again so many times! It is so frustrating that I can’t stick with things and that I can’t be successful when I do start something. I’m so angry at myself. I’m so angry at my body that I feel like it has betrayed me. Why can’t it b... Read more

  • Wisdom...LOL!

    6/17/2021 5:52:36 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    246 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • Friends Make The Difference

    6/17/2021 4:42:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Don't try to make it through life without friends. Take time to cultivate your friendships with healthy people. What a difference it makes! I have helped my friends when they needed me, and when I went through a time of depression, my friends pulled me though. Having a friend to walk and ... Read more

  • Artificial vs Real...............

    6/17/2021 12:12:35 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Why is lemon juice made with ARTIFICIAL flavor, and dishwashing liquid made with REAL lemons? 768... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, June 16, 2021

    6/16/2021 8:55:30 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am a Magnificent Gift to the World." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • My great granddaughter

    6/16/2021 7:09:16 PM, by CHERYLSCOTT54

    Yesterday I took the baby home to her mother; I was going to leave her with her mother until Sunday. Her mother ran to my car to ask me to pick her up Friday. She has plans with the new boy friend. I will have her for two weeks because she wants her back for the 4th of July. As always the Aunt st... Read more

  • Wednesday

    6/16/2021 8:49:04 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill complete. Bible Study at 10 and volunteering at hospital from noon to 4. I will pack more tonight. Have a lovely day... Read more

  • Pine Mountain

    6/16/2021 4:45:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    Pine Mountain is located near Gorham, NH. It is about 130 miles from our home, and on Sunday, we had a chance to hike it. Up above treeline the distance I see This is the place where my spirit is free It's a quiet place few people around On top of the mountain that's where I am found ... Read more

  • Believe in yourself...

    6/16/2021 3:47:17 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    224 30 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • 2021 50 Things I Love & 5% Future

    6/15/2021 10:04:50 PM, by KALISWALKER

    50 THINGS I LOVE This is in no particular order, just as they come to mind. 1. My loving hubby Alan 2. My children and grandchildren 3. My dogs Rebel & Royce 4. Cherry Jam 5. Homemade soup 6. Walking with Royce in the Watershed Park 7. Playing board games 8. Playing Canasta w... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Tuesday, June 15, 2021

    6/15/2021 5:12:43 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I Live a Life of Bold and Courageous Action Inspired by Powerful Dreams." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/15/2021 9:54:03 AM, by ROX525

    Two hours treadmill and eye appt. complete. Off to volunteer at hospital from noon to 4. Have a great day.... Read more

  • O.C.D...

    6/15/2021 5:47:29 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    224 246 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • Respect Yourself!

    6/15/2021 4:55:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    Respect yourself enough to do what is good for you. Walk away from those things that will hurt you. Confucius say: Respect yourself and others will respect you. You deserve the best! Eat right! Exercise! Take time to care for yourself and don't tolerate the disrespect of others.... Read more

  • Does This Make Sense???

    6/15/2021 12:10:01 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Why do Banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters??? 198... Read more

  • Monday

    6/14/2021 6:06:04 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill complete and started packing for our week's vacation in NC starting Saturday. Went and got bloodwork and a steroid shot (poison ivy). Time to have dinner and relax. Hope you had a good day.... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, June 14, 2021

    6/14/2021 1:41:38 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I live with enthusiasm, and give thanks for my life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • 1297 Blogs Later, Saving Info & Invitation

    6/14/2021 12:58:54 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Wow 1297 blogs (1) since I started in 2008. I am copying and then deleting my blogs. When I copy a blog sometimes it includes the pictures and with some I have to save the picture on my laptop and then paste it in. I started with the oldest first. It's a very slow process. Each time I delete a blog ... Read more

  • My thoughts

    6/14/2021 11:01:25 AM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    Sparks is leaving I haven’t been on much. Two bouts with cancer helps you give up on a lot of other things. With that said I have now beat cancer three times, endometrial,esophageal and lung cancer. But now I’m ba k. I need to drop 25 pounds. I can do it now. But now Sparks will be gone. I’m going ... Read more

  • Finding My Roots

    6/14/2021 4:51:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    I’ve been watching Finding Your Roots with Dr. Henry Lewis Gates Jr. for years. I’ve dreamed of having a professional study out my family tree, and bring me the results. I would laugh and cry. It would be an amazing day. I went so far as to write to the show and ask them to choose me for one ... Read more

  • Finally makes sense...LOL!

    6/14/2021 4:05:12 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    246 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • If..........

    6/14/2021 12:55:41 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    If flying is so safe, Why do they call the airport the TERMINAL?... Read more

  • Sunday

    6/13/2021 1:49:22 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill, church, shopping and short dog walk. Have my 9 year old granddaughter Avery with me today and her mom will color my hair when she picks her up. Mother Nature watered for me this morning. It is a good day.... Read more

  • Up too early

    6/13/2021 11:27:02 AM, by CHERYLSCOTT54

    My husband got up early to get the tires on his truck; unfortunately he woke the baby up. There's go my plan to sleep a little late. So we ate breakfast and I have the clothes in the washing machine and just completed my first workout. Have a nice day.... Read more

  • Trying something New

    6/13/2021 5:29:53 AM, by JSTETSER

    I'm slowly making the change over to the new Spark 360. I love the podcasts on Spark Unplug. I'm learning through this page how to destress each and every day. Today's practice on GRACE really helped me to focus on nourishment rather than depletion. I love the mindfulness podcasts in Spark... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Sunday, June 13, 2021

    6/13/2021 3:27:35 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I live courageously." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • The Black Box............

    6/13/2021 12:28:19 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    You know that indestructible black box that is used on airplanes? Why don't they make the whole plane out of that stuff?!? 535... Read more

  • Future of The Official 5% Challenges

    6/13/2021 12:05:53 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Hi 5% Challengers. You've likely read that SparkPeople is closing August 17th. The 2021 Summer Challenge is the last one we are doing on Spark. It starts June 19th so we can complete all 8 weeks. We have got a lot of inquiries about the future of the 5% Challenge. The Official 5% Challenge Comm... Read more

  • Saturday ... 2 spots of poison ivy on each arm.

    6/12/2021 1:32:03 PM, by ROX525

    Laundry, two hours weeding and 50 minute hot dog walk. I was hoping it was two mosquito bites but one arm touched the other and now have two spots on other inner arm. I put medicine on them and covered with Band-aide as I don't want them to spread. I am highly allergic to poison ivy so it can't s... Read more

  • Simplicity.

    6/12/2021 4:51:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    The time has come for me to do some emotional housecleaning. I have to eliminate those things that are not working in my life. There are people to whom I give my time and energy to who drain my emotional battery. I have to cut back on the time that I give them. I have been on committees... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Saturday, June 12, 2021

    6/12/2021 1:31:15 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Like an Owl, I am Alert, Patient, and Objective." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Wow We Did It!

    6/12/2021 12:54:16 AM, by KALISWALKER

    We hurried things up so we can start the Summer 5% Challenge earlier. This ensures we can do the full 8 weeks before SparkPeople close the doors. It was a lot of work but it been it's done! I had my 6 month check up today with my Medical Weight Management (MWM) doctor. It's been about 2.5 years... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Friday, June 11, 2021

    6/11/2021 8:15:59 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Like an Eagle, I Soar High Above the Troubles of the World." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Didn't know I could do it.

    6/11/2021 6:04:51 PM, by CHERYLSCOTT54

    My husband order tires for his' eighteen wheeler. I had to move one of the tire; I didn't know they were so heavy. I did it; I roll the tire; and I had the baby with me. I now know my strength training is working.... Read more

  • Tame your sweet tooth challenge, Day 5

    6/11/2021 1:49:17 PM, by WILDHUNTRESS

    I'm feeling pretty incredibly lately. Yesterday I had some of the worst chest pains I've had in a long time (or ever) and somehow I made it through. My husband helped make dinner for me so I could rest on the couch and get some deep breathing in. It did stress me out a bit but I was able to maintain... Read more

  • Friday

    6/11/2021 9:05:52 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill complete and the rest of my day is full. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • New Path & New Plan

    6/11/2021 4:45:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am a creature of habit and plans.  I love knowing what will come next.   This year is definitely different.   The old plan is not going to work anymore.   I have to change. I need to accept the fact that I'm changing and my life will never be the same. My first change is in my mind.   I'm... Read more

  • What's The Answer To This Question?????

    6/11/2021 12:46:55 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Why do they sterilize the needle for lethal injections? 38... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday, June 10, 2021

    6/10/2021 11:27:05 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Like a Dolphin, I am Graceful, Powerful, and Compassionate." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • The change in my life

    6/10/2021 1:02:14 PM, by CHERYLSCOTT54

    I have more energy; I can get on the floor and play with my great granddaughter. My husband like the way I look in smaller size dresses. Anyone that happen seen me awhile don't recognize. me. I enjoy doing my cardio in the morning and strength training in the evening.... Read more

  • Tame your sweet tooth challenge, Day 4

    6/10/2021 12:54:03 PM, by WILDHUNTRESS

    Day four and I'm still feeling amazing. Not only am I wanting sugar less less but I'm able to control how much I eat period.... Read more

  • 3-hour tour? LOL!

    6/10/2021 5:56:50 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    40 246 20 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • Lessons from a Porcupine

    6/10/2021 4:55:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    Growing up, our family had dogs. I remember Brownie. He was a lovable mixed breed that my Dad got at the dog pound. We loved Brownie and had a great time with him. That is, until the day that Brownie met the porcupine. He came home crying, with a mouth full of quills. My Dad pulled th... Read more

  • Thursday

    6/10/2021 4:52:01 AM, by ROX525

    Not much sleep last night. Headed down to treadmill and then leaving around 8:45 to spend the day with my BFF. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • 9th June - days 15, 16 and 17

    6/10/2021 4:01:42 AM, by DSJB9999

    I am still making most of last few weeks with Spark as I've loved it for years! I have almost been a member for 12 years starting on 23/6/2009. I especially love and will miss my Spark points, have 226,065 now. Yesterday and today have been other good days where I keep sticking to my 10 hour ... Read more

  • Why???????????

    6/10/2021 12:51:03 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?... Read more

  • nap time

    6/9/2021 5:35:55 PM, by CHERYLSCOTT54

    Little one has been frustrated all evening. She miss her nap time; that's my fault. My cell phone wouldn't charge and I had to go buy another charger. While I was out I stop at the Library to get some books to read to her. I am trying to teach her alphabets and numbers. Any ideas?... Read more

  • Tame your sweet tooth challenge, Day 3

    6/9/2021 2:45:49 PM, by WILDHUNTRESS

    Things are really starting to change for me and at a rapid rate. Last night I roasted a duck for dinner with duck fat mashed potatoes and carrots roasted in duck drippings (I even used some of the fat to make a garlic rosemary gravy!) and balsamic-parmesan green beans and as delicious as it was for ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for June 9, 2021

    6/9/2021 2:21:16 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Like a Chameleon, I Adapt to Changing Circumstances." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • A Short Vakay

    6/9/2021 11:35:20 AM, by IMNOTSTOPPIN

    Took a short Palm Springs Vakay with family Even though the temperatures hovered around 108 everyone had fun in the pool especially my grandkids And my Cheri Berry was glad to be home after being boarded. All of sudden she loves to be on my lap Even short vaca... Read more

  • Wednesday

    6/9/2021 10:17:29 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill and Bible Study complete. Off to volunteer from noon to 4 at the hospital. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • SparkPeople

    6/9/2021 9:49:26 AM, by PTOBYNE

    So I see that a lot of people are not happy with SP closing and re-opening shop under a new name. It's going to take time for the new SA to get up to speed! We are expecting a lot and I don't feel that it's fair to judge the site before it even gets up and running. I'll stop coming on SP becau... Read more

  • Taking Charge!

    6/9/2021 4:51:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    About a month ago, I realized that something was off in my life. My mind was not functioning as well as it had in the recent past. My memory wasn't working well, I'd forget words and sometimes I'd think one word, but a different word came out of my mouth. I decided to take charge of my health.... Read more

  • No! Don't do it! LOL!

    6/9/2021 3:53:28 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    40 246 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • Still Looking

    6/9/2021 12:23:57 AM, by KALISWALKER

    We are looking a new site to replace Spark but haven't found the diet, exercise, member lead teams/challenges, and blogs. If you find something please let me know. We are setting up a Facebook 5% Challenge team with topics/sections for each team, so people can keep in contact with their teammat... Read more

  • Does This Make You Nervous???????

    6/9/2021 12:22:47 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Why is it That doctors call what they do 'PRACTICE?' 40... Read more

  • I can't believe SP is closing

    6/9/2021 12:21:40 AM, by KELLY_NZ

    This for me is so HUGELY disappointing and upsetting. I don't live in the USA... AND I have been a member of SP for over 10 years now.... AND I will end up with none of the resources and recipes I have worked hard to research, read, save, etc. from over the years. This truly absolutely a... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Tuesday, June 8, 2021

    6/9/2021 12:12:02 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Like a Cat, I am Independent, Patient, Alert, and Decisive. When the time is right, I pounce on opportunity." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Changes and Struggles 2021

    6/8/2021 5:36:07 PM, by WOLFKITTY

    I've been going through the cycles of grief for some things related to my health.. and on the 12th year anniversary of the first Spark Convention, I found out today about SparkPeople closing on August 17. https://www.sparkpeople.com/
    resource/wellness_articles
    .asp?id=2659 I had ju... Read more

  • Tame your sweet tooth challenge, Day 2

    6/8/2021 5:35:41 PM, by WILDHUNTRESS

    I have to say that when I'm committed to preparing myself for surgery I find sugar cravings easy to resist. It's been over a week since I last had a dessert and I'm feeling find. No detox or anything like that. It does help that my protein bars taste more like candy bars than any other protein bar I... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/8/2021 4:58:20 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill and volunteered at hospital from noon to 4 for exercise. There is a nice rain coming down watering my flowers now. Hope you enjoyed your day.... Read more

  • I will miss you

    6/8/2021 4:23:43 PM, by CHERYLSCOTT54

    I will l miss you MCHOPPER. I went to the eye doctor and I am doing fine with my sight.... Read more

  • KAMALA, Keep Doing Your Job

    6/8/2021 1:16:59 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    ANTHONY FAUCI, Keep Doing Your Job And eventually the right wing alarmists will go away. The public knows how capable you are. The right is only tripping over themselves. The longer they go on in these more than just subtle attacks, the longer it will be hurting them. Oh, if they co... Read more

  • I will miss my weekly blogs

    6/8/2021 7:46:40 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I am going to miss my weekly blogs on SparkPeople. I wrote my own to stay accountable and got inspiration from so many others. Your comments meant the world to me! One of my goals this summer was to start a blog about my 38 years as a teacher. I only have two posts, but I thought I would share... Read more

  • Yep, every day...

    6/8/2021 5:58:08 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    246 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • Cognitive Decline and Stress

    6/8/2021 5:15:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Recently I had an MRI to check for signs of Dementia or Alzheimer's Disease in my brain. Thank God, there were no signs. My next area to look at is my stress levels. I have experienced a high level of chronic stress over the past year. It is time for me to slow down and listen to the signs of... Read more

  • New Site?

    6/8/2021 12:49:17 AM, by KALISWALKER

    I am sad to learn that SparkPeople will be closing August 17th. SparkAmerica where you can choose an American city to join. We have a second home in WA so hubby and I joined SparkSeattle https://sparkamerica.com/spark
    -cities/ I am not sure what the site is about, but I will let... Read more

  • Only In Our Crazy World.............

    6/7/2021 11:46:41 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Only In Our Crazy World..................... do Drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front. 198... Read more

  • Sparks changing

    6/7/2021 8:15:51 PM, by CHERYLSCOTT54

    I wonder will we lose all our points we manage to earn over the years? And what else is going to change? Who knows?... Read more

  • Where is Chris Downey?

    6/7/2021 4:07:47 PM, by ROX525

    I have asked this a few times. Chris Downey used to send us encouraging words but that dropped off. You think Chris Downey would have given us the news of SparkPeople leaving August 17! Did he sell SparkPeople or did he become ill again?... Read more

  • It's just so sad

    6/7/2021 3:54:03 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I can't even put into words how sad it makes me that SparkPeople is closing its doors. I am really going to miss all of you and the support that you have given me over the years. We've seen it all....ups, downs, and even a pandemic. Remember though, whenever God closes a door - he... Read more

  • It's time to be honest

    6/7/2021 12:40:34 PM, by WILDHUNTRESS

    I've been overweight for too long. Once I lose the weight, I start gaining it back again and faster each time. I'm in too much pain from a fatty liver, my PCOS is worse than it's been in a long time, I can barely tie my shoes, and that's only the tip of the iceberg. I can't do this on my own and I c... Read more

  • Good Times Are Coming!

    6/7/2021 5:28:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    On my last visit, there were only two. Now there are 3. I am getting ready for a summer of fun and frolic! I'm going to play with the grandies and this motivates me to get ready for it. I have 2 areas of focus right now: my diet and my stamina level. In order to be ready for running, jumping... Read more

  • Hate when that happens...

    6/7/2021 4:01:58 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    40 24 246 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, June 7, 2021

    6/7/2021 1:52:11 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " My life is for living, not for worry or doubt." -Jonathan Lockwood Huie jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Why??????????

    6/7/2021 12:59:08 AM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Why do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage? 38 38 38 38 38... Read more

  • My sister-in-law

    6/6/2021 10:04:38 PM, by CHERYLSCOTT54

    My husband wanted to visit his brother; his wife just came home for a second visit to the hospital. She is very sick; she needs to change her eating habit and lose twenty pounds. Why so we have to wait until our healthy is in trouble to change to a healthier eating habit and think about our weight... Read more

  • End of an Era for So Many of Us

    6/6/2021 9:34:38 PM, by JERSEYGIRL24

    Many years ago, the Pizza Hut in my community closed. They posted a sign that said (this may not be verbatim, but here goes): "We are closing this store in order to serve you better. Please visit one of our other locations at: (locations provided; none especially close by)". Obviously, the o... Read more

  • 6th June 2021 - days 13 and 14

    6/6/2021 4:20:31 PM, by DSJB9999

    Yesterday and today have been other good days where I keep sticking to my 10 hour eating plan thankfully. I have had a rest from my dumbbell workouts as its weekend and my darling hubby has been home. I have done 7,000 steps yesterday and 11,000 today so that's good enough. I have mostly eate... Read more

  • Sunday

    6/6/2021 2:31:06 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill, church and 2 1/2 hrs. weeding and trimming outside. Supposed to rain for the next few days. Heard a good one at church today..."Better to be seen then viewed." Enjoy the rest of your day. ... Read more

  • The Test.

    6/6/2021 5:19:43 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I went to Catholic Medical Center for an MRI. I have been experiencing some memory loss, and I got it checked out. The results were delivered to my FollowMyHealth account within an hour after the test. There is a normal amount of plaque in my brain for someone who is 65. I am not... Read more