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  • Beautiful Day

    11/20/2019 7:53:18 AM, by SPEDED2

    Beautiful Day Beauty surrounds us. It is in music, pictures, flowers, people, and pretty much everything else. It is in the smallest and most mundane things we walk past on the street, and in Earth's most magnificent landforms. Today all things of beauty are celebrated. It is unclear who cre... Read more

  • Up, Up and Away!

    11/20/2019 7:34:07 AM, by GOLFGMA

    We are no longer beginners! We are on our way to better health and don't forget it! 52... Read more

  • Making The Time

    11/20/2019 5:19:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am a very busy person. I bet you are too. I fill my day with friends, family, work, exercise, good food, and some fun. Now there are new demands on my time in regards to my Mom. I really don't have time to spare, but I will make the time. Time is a precious gift that is not to be wasted... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 11/19/19

    11/20/2019 1:08:37 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    One of my Spark friends is a TOPS member (Taking Off the Pounds Sensibly). I decided to research it and, after doing so, decided to join. I went to my first meeting last week and went back tonight. I had so much fun! Everyone is very supportive. I lost 3.25 lbs. in the last week so I am really proud... Read more

  • Sanitation

    11/19/2019 8:14:41 AM, by SPEDED2

    World Toilet Day World Toilet Day is about more than just toilets; it is about sanitation as a whole, which includes components such as hygiene and the management and treatment of wastewater. The day's goal is to inspire action to address the global sanitation crisis. Jack Sim founded the Wo... Read more

  • COFFEE CUP THEOLOGY

    11/19/2019 5:20:50 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    In everything give THANKS... Read more

  • Trying Something New!

    11/19/2019 5:14:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I changed my normal exercise schedule and went to a yoga class. I am not much of a class person, choosing to exercise on my own and hike with my husband. The change was very good, and I really liked the group. With all that is going on in my life right now, I think that the yoga comm... Read more

  • Mickey

    11/18/2019 8:14:50 AM, by SPEDED2

    Mickey Mouse Day Mickey Mouse made his screen debut in the short film Steamboat Willie, on November 18, 1928. Today is seen as being Mickey's birthday, as well as Mickey Mouse Day. He was the creation of Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. Disney needed a character to replace Oswald the Lucky Rabbit,... Read more

  • I'm with Martha!

    11/18/2019 5:25:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have joined a lot of different groups on SparkPeople over the years, but my successful times are when I'm with people who personally ask me. Martha from the Healthy Hearts SparkTeam asked me to join her Daily Exercise Challenge. This is the first thing that I check off when I go to Spark. I ... Read more

  • Straight In The EYE!

    11/17/2019 7:24:30 PM, by GOLFGMA

    While reading an article on how to motivate myself I looked at tips that could help. The first suggestion was to look at the why you wanted to reach your goal and list them. Was it to look better in the mirror, to be able to climb stairs without losing breath, to lower blood pressure? T... Read more

  • Unfriend

    11/17/2019 11:26:20 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Unfriend Day National Unfriend Day was thought up and announced by Jimmy Kimmel in 2010, as an event that should take place each year on November 17. He claimed that people have too many friends on Facebook, and couldn't possibly have that many friends in real life, so they should u... Read more

  • Choosing Joy

    11/17/2019 6:04:26 AM, by JSTETSER

    My mom no longer lives at home. It broke my heart to see her leave her big home. She shares a small room in a nursing home, and she has learned to love it! It was hard at first, but this is where she needs to be. She has lots of friends here! She is reconnecting with people that she has kno... Read more

  • THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

    11/17/2019 5:02:50 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING---PICK A GOOD ONE!... Read more

  • On Getting Your Heart Broken

    11/17/2019 12:51:10 AM, by JENNGETTINGBUFF

    I'm finding that a good thing (if you could call it that) about getting your heart broken is that it's a bit like riding a bike. It's been 12 years since the last time, but I'm calling on that experience to help me surf the waves of emotion. Oh what a different time it is! Back when my enga... Read more

  • A Sense of Purpose as I Near a Goal

    11/16/2019 4:27:47 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This week each day I wake with a sense of purpose, to make progress towards my interim goal the 180's. I am doing better staying in my calorie range, so my weigh-in this morning 190.6 pounds, thrilling so close! I am optimistic that I can lose .7 pounds in the last 2 weeks of the challenge. I am les... Read more

  • it's saturday

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

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

  • Goals & Gratitude 11/16/19

    11/16/2019 11:19:14 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I woke up at 4:15 this morning, and when I couldn't get back to sleep, I decided to get up. I have been super productive, which is great. I cooked breakfast and part of dinner, did laundry, and did the dishes already. I am going to the market to pick up the things I forgot to get yesterday (does tha... Read more

  • Not Recommended

    11/16/2019 11:08:51 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Fast Food Day National Fast Food Day celebrates fast food restaurants and the food that they sell. Fast food usually consists of prepackaged and ready-made food that can be quickly cooked—often by deep frying or microwaving—and eaten; most is designed to be eaten on the go, and does... Read more

  • DID YOU KNOW???

    11/16/2019 7:21:19 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    The first Thanksgiving was a three-day celebration. November 1621, the settlers' first corn harvest proved successful and Governor William Bradford invited he Plymouth colonists' Native American allies to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Members of the Wampanoag tribe came bearing food to s... Read more

  • My Morning Blog

    11/16/2019 5:45:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every morning I sit down and write about the good, bad, beautiful and ugly parts of my life. I make the ending as possible as I can, and I find that this has helped me in my journey. I've gained a better understanding of what I'm going through from the many comments of my friends who respond. ... Read more

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

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

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

  • Decluttering Kitchen and Getting Ready for Sock Hop

    11/15/2019 1:43:27 PM, by KALISWALKER

    One of my Spark teammates let me know she has joined TOPS too. It's nice to get feedback and I wish her all the best. I've been Sparking for years and joining this group has given a little push to try harder. Last week I kept seeing on youtube about people losing their minds over Popeye's Chic... Read more

  • GYm change

    11/15/2019 1:01:04 PM, by LINJENEWME

    Work changed my hours so I am trying a few different things. I am trying to get to the gym before work. My workplace also has a gym set up--not the best quality, but it is there. So I have been going to work at the same time as my previous hours and using the equipment there. A step back in the righ... Read more

  • 12 Weeks Later

    11/15/2019 12:18:59 PM, by JENNGETTINGBUFF

    I don't even know where to begin. This is the last day of Week 12 of my healthier lifestyle. I have lost about 27 pounds. I'm in the 170's for the first time since college. I'm feeling more energetic, more confident, more like these are my new normal habits (aside from the flu sidelining me this... Read more

  • it's friday

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

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

  • STAND UP/Wear Pink

    11/15/2019 7:58:01 AM, by SPEDED2

    International STAND UP to Bullying Day International STAND UP to Bullying Day is a semi-annual event that takes place in both February and November. The November event coincides with Anti-Bullying Week. Those participating in the day sign and wear pink "pledge shirts" to take a public sta... Read more

  • Getting Through The Holidays!

    11/15/2019 5:30:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    My short term goal is to get through the holidays with low blood sugar numbers. Here's my plan: 1. Eat a healthy meal (as usual) and stop when I'm not hungry. Go easy on the gravy. 2. Make lots of time for hikes. When it's too cold or icy outside, dance inside and use the treadmill. Don'... Read more

  • Weigh every day???

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

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

  • Being Thankful!

    11/14/2019 9:47:32 AM, by GOLFGMA

    Last night in our bible study time with adults and children combined the question was put to five children to tell what they were most thankful for.. Two of the children answered for warm clothes and food. Three answered for family. I love that they all were willing to share and so happy to hear... Read more

  • In a Pickle

    11/14/2019 8:08:33 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Pickle Day National Pickle Day traces its roots to International Pickle Week, which was started by the National Pickle Packers Association in 1949. Pickles, which usually mean pickled cucumbers when spoke of in the United States, are preserved in a brine or vinegar solution, and fla... Read more

  • FOOD FOR THOUGHT

    11/14/2019 7:09:48 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    "Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder" ---G.K. Chesterton... Read more

  • Team Jackie

    11/14/2019 5:39:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday's featured article on Personal Health Teams got me thinking about me. I have a team, and perhaps I don't use it enough. In fact, now is my time to make a few changes to maximize my team. 1. My PCP. Dr. Perez is my go-to person for my medical perspective and medication. He has a n... Read more

  • Rumor

    11/13/2019 3:38:03 PM, by SPEDED2

    Start a Rumor Day There isn't much information available about this day, so there's a good chance it got started by a rumor. That's what the day is for anyway, to start a rumor! Rumors aren't anything new, they have been going on for centuries. Although starting a rumor is usually frown... Read more

  • it's wednesday

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

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

  • Renewal & Rainbows

    11/13/2019 5:18:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    Renewal starts in the mind and works out into the body. Yes, It is all about attitude and focus. Today, more than ever, my focus makes a big difference because of my big challenges. I could easily be the dark cloud in the room, or I can choose to be the rainbow in someone else's storm. ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

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

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

  • Happy Hour

    11/12/2019 8:13:34 AM, by SPEDED2

    Happy Hour Day Happy Hour Day celebrates the time at bars and restaurants when alcoholic drinks are served at discounted prices. Happy hours usually take place for a period of time in the late afternoon—usually for more than an hour, and often between the hours of 4PM and 7PM. Happy hours ty... Read more

  • TUESDAY THOUGHT

    11/12/2019 7:37:32 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    "Kind words are like honey-- sweet to the soul" Proverbs 16:24... Read more

  • Warming Up This Cold Morning!

    11/12/2019 5:27:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    Perhaps you have had mornings like mine... Today it's cold and rainy outside. My body wants to just sit on the couch, drink tea and vegetate under a warm blanket. Since I just had a rest day, I will get up and moving and I know that my body will thank me later. .I might keep my workout insi... Read more

  • Veteran's Day 2019

    11/11/2019 10:22:56 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    A Happy Veterans/Remembrance Day to all our soldiers out there! I have many friends who are/were in the military it seems. Both my parents are veterans. My mom joined the Air Force in the 1960s after she graduated from nursing college as it was a good stable job. As a woman she was not deployed anyw... Read more

  • Walk / Jog success

    11/11/2019 8:38:30 PM, by ANNIEMAROO

    I started with the 5 km Spark Walk / Jog calendar challenge. My first day was jog 30 seconds, walk 4minutes and 30 seconds. I believe I did that for 30 minutes. As the months rolled by, I kept repeating the challenge. To make it a bit more challenging for me, I started to increase the time past w... Read more

  • Rocking It!

    11/11/2019 7:42:31 PM, by GOLFGMA

    A few weeks ago I wrote a blog telling you about dancing to some 60's music videos on Youtube.com. Recently I've changed to 60's Rock N Roll. 198 Oh my, today this music was fast and so much fun. I was sweating so much I had to dance my way to the kitchen for 91 . I had the sweat rolling dow... Read more

  • Veterans Day

    11/11/2019 8:00:57 AM, by SPEDED2

    Veterans Day Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor all American veterans of war. On November 11, 1918, a cessation of hostilities, or armistice, between the Allied Powers and Germany took place. With this armistice, fighting during World War I ended, and the stage was set for a treaty to ... Read more

  • I fell of the wagon this weekend hard

    11/11/2019 7:19:29 AM, by BREEZE70

    I fell of the wagon this weekend Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner and I have fallen off the wagon this weekend. I guess one good aspect is that I love to exercise. However the unhealthy eating habits took over and I was craving for sweets which I did eat. This week I am... Read more

  • FOOD FOR THOUGHT

    11/11/2019 5:29:51 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    Sacrifice is not a cuss word.... Read more

  • Giving Thanks!

    11/11/2019 5:28:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    This November, I'm giving lots of thanks in three ways. First, my mom and I are making Thanksgiving Cards and giving them to friends. Inside the card, it says "I thank God for you! We also look at our friends in the eyes and say those words. People keep those cards that my mother colors fo... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 11/10/19

    11/10/2019 10:15:27 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Some good things happened today. First, Presbytera Leeann, our junior priest's wife (that's what "presbytera" means in Greek), gave birth to baby #9 in the morning. We all found out at the end of liturgy. It's a boy, and we think his name will be either Jeremiah or Daniel as his two brothers are Eze... Read more

  • it's sunday

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

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

  • Reconnecting

    11/10/2019 10:36:11 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Forget-Me-Not Day National Forget-Me-Not Day is a day dedicated to reconnecting with old family and friends that haven't been talked to in a long time. It also can be a day to remember those who have passed away. Following World War I, Judge Robert S. Marx became the head of the Dis... Read more

  • I Choose!

    11/10/2019 6:38:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I choose what will help me most. I'm going for a hike today. I could sew or go to church, but I choose to move my body. Soon the weather will turn icy and very cold, and I will be inside. I need these days of outside exercise! I choose to eat low carb and low sugar. There are poor... Read more

  • "Sow a thought, reap an action..." Steven Covey

    11/10/2019 1:20:08 AM, by JENJENN7

    Today I was listening to a speaker talk about the following quote by Steven Covey: “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” Powerful. I am sowing thoughts that will reap actions. I am sowing actions that will reap... Read more

  • Freedom

    11/9/2019 10:45:10 AM, by SPEDED2

    World Freedom Day World Freedom Day commemorates the fall of the Berlin Wall as well as the end of communism's domination over Eastern and Central European countries. President George W. Bush issued the first proclamation for World Freedom Day on November 9, 2001, the twelfth anniversary of ... Read more

  • it's saturday

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

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

  • Changes ... 11/9/2019

    11/9/2019 10:26:14 AM, by COOKIE_AT_51

    For those of you over 50 years old (maybe even starting in the 40's) you are aware of the subtle changes that happen as we age. We all know that change is inevitable and I suppose we should embrace changes as otherwise we become stagnant. I was talking to a friend who's daughter had run the New... Read more

  • I thank God For Team Jackie!

    11/9/2019 5:39:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    We all need a team to help us, and I thank God for mine! I work very hard having helpful people around me. I help them and they help me when I need it! I would not be where I am if I had to go it alone! 1. I have friends who work with my Mom. They not only keep my lovely Mom doing well, bu... Read more

  • Weekend at BMR With Friends

    11/8/2019 1:24:04 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Weekend is almost here YAY! We are going to our place in WA this weekend and invited a couple of friends to join us. Last weekend we got groceries and planned some activities for this weekend. The weather will be in the 50's and rain is forecast for tomorrow. Here are some of the activities we can c... Read more

  • it's friday

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

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

  • DID YOU KNOW???

    11/8/2019 8:24:05 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    A THANKSGIVING MIX-UP INSPIRED THE FIRST TV DINNERS. In 1953, a Swanson employee accidentally ordered a colossal shipment of Thanksgiving turkeys (260) tons, to be exact.) To get rid of them all, salesman Gerry Thomas took inspiration from the prepared foods served on airplanes. He came up... Read more

  • That's Punny!

    11/8/2019 7:52:23 AM, by SPEDED2

    Abet and Aid Punsters Day Abet and Aid punsters day is a day to make bad puns, and to encourage others to do the same. Instead of groaning at puns, which often happens, the day is to be spent laughing at them, like you would any other joke. Puns, also known as paronomasia, are a type... Read more

  • I Quit the Clean Plate Club!

    11/8/2019 5:36:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am thankful for always having more than enough food! Growing up, I believed what my parents said. Mama told me to always eat all my food on my plate, and I took that seriously. There were people who did not have enough food, and I should eat mine! I realize now that if I did not eat all my... Read more

  • Instapot corned beef (brisket) and cabbage!

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

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

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

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

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

  • Neck pain -muscle spasms

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

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

  • it's thursday

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

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

  • ...and bears, oh, my

    11/7/2019 1:51:14 PM, by SPEDED2

    Hug a Bear Day No, this is not a day for going out into the wild and hugging bears; it is a day when people hug their teddy bear, the comfort animal that was named after the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. In November 1902, Roosevelt, an avid hunter, went on a huntin... Read more

  • Working the Plan!

    11/7/2019 5:26:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have a simple plan to help control Type 2 Diabetes(T2D) in my body. This plan is so simple that when my life is falling apart (as it has recently), I can still work this plan. It involves a few things that I do every week: 1. Always have the low carb snacks first! I bought a $20 hard-boile... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 11/6/19

    11/6/2019 11:01:43 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I am in San Diego for a women's leadership conference, and I'm having a great time. I came down yesterday so I could get settled in my AirBnB. It's very, well, cozy. Tiny more like! But it's perfect for one person. I can't imagine having more than two people in it as I find myself tripping over myse... Read more

  • Desiring Longer Life?

    11/6/2019 8:33:03 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Want to extend your lifespan? Think about regularly assisting at a soup kitchen or coaching a basketball team at an at-risk high school. Research has shown that these kinds of activities can improve health in ways that can length your lifespan—volunteers show an improved ability to manage stre... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/6/2019 12:31:07 PM, by MOMMY445

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

  • (Real) Questions about cooking turkies.

    11/6/2019 11:27:50 AM, by CTUPTON

    Real Questions Asked on the Butterball Turkey Cooking Hotline Is it OK to baste my turkey with engine oil? Can I poke holes all over the turkey and pour a can of beer over it to keep it moist? Should I carve my turkey with a 16in Redmax or should I get out my Stihl Electric Chain Saw?... Read more

  • Stress

    11/6/2019 7:51:34 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Stress Awareness Day National Stress Awareness Day on the first Wednesday in November aims to identify and reduce the stress factors in your life. Everyone has stress. Some stress is good for us. It helps us to respond to changes in life. Stress is our body’s way protecting its... Read more

  • #6 Wonderful Wednesday!

    11/6/2019 5:19:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I'm thankful for another day on God's green Earth! It's just another normal day for me to help kids learn, love my family and help my Mom. I'm thankful for all the people in my life. Make it a habit to tell people to thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without th... Read more

  • THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

    11/6/2019 5:08:05 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    HANG IN THERE Even the worst weeks have Fridays in them. ... Read more

  • Being Thankful

    11/6/2019 4:00:11 AM, by JENJENN7

    I want to look back on today and just be thankful. I'm thankful for life. I choose life above complaining. I choose to stay hopeful and positive. I'm thankful for a loving husband who always makes me a cup of tea when I get home from work, who reads to me while I prepare the evening meal, who si... Read more

  • Streak Day 2 - Meal Replacement

    11/6/2019 12:40:35 AM, by KALISWALKER

    With the change in season, I need more sleep. For the last 5 nights, I have got 7 hours of sleep and I am feeling so much better (thanks to Benadryl). Today I had a nap before dinner. Last night puppy slept 12 hours after she played outside all afternoon with our other dog Royce, then at night, we w... Read more

  • How many steps in a mile!

    11/5/2019 3:56:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://www.sparkpeople.com/bl
    og/blog.asp?post=how_many_
    steps_in_a_mile_solved from a dear spark friend! chris... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/5/2019 10:03:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a much cooler day here today. by the end of the week, there is supposed to be some snow in the forecast. i am ready for it and so is my daughter. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i will be heading to the gym later on for a cardio workout. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • An Affinity...

    11/5/2019 8:21:29 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Love Your Red Hair Day National Love Your Red Hair Day is a day that was created to empower redheaded women to love their hair, and to remind women of all hair colors to love who they are. It was created by Stephanie and Adrienne Vendetti, founders of How to be a Redhead, a website ... Read more

  • Meeting my Goals!

    11/5/2019 5:31:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's a long road to reach my goals! I am working to control Type 2 Diabetes mainly through food and exercise. I realize that while I cannot control my genetics, I can understand the pitfalls of my parents, and adjust my path. SparkPeople helps me to stay on track with meeting those goals, and ... Read more

  • First Impressions May Not Always Be Accurate

    11/4/2019 11:48:48 PM, by SUNSET09

    When we meet someone new, we give them the once-over without even thinking about it We immediately subconsciously take in what they are wearing, what they are saying and so on, and form a first impression that tends to last But you know, of course, that a first impression is not alway... Read more

  • Food for tomorrow

    11/4/2019 9:27:05 PM, by JENJENN7

    This blog entry is a planning for tomorrow entry. It's a workday and I will have my standard breakfast of oatmeal and a banana and a cup of coffee. I will take a hard boiled egg and a tomato for that mid morning snack when hunger strikes (the eggs are already boiled)! I would like to take a sandwich... Read more

  • Meal Replacement - A New Streak?

    11/4/2019 2:08:15 PM, by KALISWALKER

    We had a weekend of relaxation at our place in WA. Saturday we went shopping and in the evening watched a couple of movies. Sunday the puppy slept in so we could too. It's amazing how good I feel with enough sleep. Last night the kids stayed over so I made a hot breakfast but didn't eat it. Th... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/4/2019 1:31:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout with a trainer yesterday afternoon at the gym and i feel terrific! my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i will be getting in my cardio exercise throughout the day today. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • It Is a "MIND" thing!

    11/4/2019 12:48:39 PM, by GOLFGMA

    I believe that no matter what we want to accomplish we have to be in the right frame of mind. We have to be ready to work hard and believe that we CAN do the task before us. Fear of failure in anything we go to do will always hold us back. From any failure we learn something so dismiss anything ... Read more

  • Advocate for Education

    11/4/2019 9:44:20 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Chicken Lady Day National Chicken Lady Day celebrates Dr. Marthenia "Tina" Dupree, who is known as "The Chicken Lady". For twelve years she worked at one of the largest chicken restaurants in the world as their Director of Community Relations and Training. Because of her community i... Read more

  • 11/4/2019: Reflection on Grief

    11/4/2019 8:31:05 AM, by COOKIE_AT_51

    Reflection: a friend of mine lost her mother recently to cancer and it was so painful to watch her go through this (we are Facebook friends). It was like reliving losing my mom all over again. Going through the process of "watching her die" was the worst thing I have every experienced. I didn't expe... Read more

  • DID YOU KNOW???

    11/4/2019 5:23:53 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    Only male turkeys actually gobble. Only male turkeys---appropriately named gobblers-actually make the sound. Female turkeys cackle instead.... Read more

  • #4 Grateful for Ladybugs!

    11/4/2019 5:16:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    Okay, I'm actually grateful for a sewing room where I can create ladybug hats. It took me a few days to figure out exactly how to place the eyes and the antenna, but I really like the way that the ladybug hats came out. I've had requests for hats with antenna and without the antenna. ... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 11/3/19

    11/4/2019 12:47:31 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I had a very busy weekend. I had to cook last night for coffee hour after church today. Then I had to serve after church. In between yesterday I worked on Angel Tree stuff and did homework. Tomorrow I have more homework to do, including a midterm, I need to go to Kohl's to buy some dressy clothes fo... Read more

  • Wow, where to begin again...

    11/3/2019 7:59:40 AM, by COOKIE_AT_51

    So much has happened since my last blog, unfortunately it has been many years. :( I am glad that I posted a few times as it shows me a "timeline" of what has happened in my life to bring me to today. I was prompted to write a blog today because I finally got myself a new Fitbit device. I had gone ... Read more

  • #3 Grateful for an Extra Hour!

    11/3/2019 5:32:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I'm grateful for on extra hour of sleep! I don't usually sleep in on purpose. I have a busy day and goals to reach. Today is my hiking day, and I'm going to get some of my school work done early. The extra sleep feels very good today. What are you thankful for today? ... Read more

  • Fall Back

    11/3/2019 1:20:31 AM, by SPEDED2

    The End of Daylight Saving Time The first Sunday in November of 2019 is when Daylight Saving Time ends in most areas of the U.S., so we’ll “fall back” and return to Standard time. We’ll set our clocks back one hour before bed on Saturday night. The return of Standard Time means the Sun ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/2/2019 11:54:00 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a beautiful day here today. my daughter is volunteering at the library today. she enjoys volunteering there. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! tomorrow i have a session with my personal trainer tomorrow afternoon at the gym. i am looking forward to it. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Heavenly

    11/2/2019 10:53:22 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Deviled Egg Day Deviled Eggs are celebrated and eaten on this day. Deviled eggs—also known as eggs mimosa, stuffed eggs, and dressed eggs—are made with hard-boiled eggs that have been cut in half and had their yolks mixed with ingredients such as mayonnaise and mustard. Many other i... Read more

  • #2 Grateful for Today!

    11/2/2019 6:18:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    Did you know that today is a gift? This is an opportunity that will only come once. Today I encourage you to approach today as I was taught to approach a busy street: 1. Stop and listen. 2. Look both ways. 3. Move forward! Rise to this day by learning the lessons of gratefulness. ... Read more

  • book: The Power Broker--Robert Moses

    11/2/2019 5:28:36 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am finishing this book now. Over 1000 pages of dense typing! OMG! I learned tons! He accomplished great things but got a bit off the track of caring for his fellow man. ... Read more

  • SATURDAY THOUGHT

    11/2/2019 5:22:08 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    NEVER STOP BEING CURIOUS... Read more

  • The Bridges of New York

    11/2/2019 5:09:39 AM, by CTUPTON

    I spent an hour yesterday with my husband (nursing home) chatting about the photos from this book. I got it from the Library. Je grew up in a suburb of NY city and went to college and worked there . He seemed to enjoy the book. chris ... Read more

  • Another Attemp!

    11/1/2019 8:19:28 PM, by GOLFGMA

    My last attempt at a funny blog was 42 so here goes: ... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/1/2019 2:34:38 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am starting to feel better from this cold that i have. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i managed to get in a workout at the gym this morning. have a great day and a terrific weekend, everyone!... Read more