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  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    10/13/2019 6:56:40 PM, by SHERYE

    My Dearest Susan, Sweetie of my heart. I've been so desolate ever since I broke off our engagement. Simply devastated. Won't you please consider coming back to me? You hold a place in my heart no other woman can fill. I can never marry another woman quite like you. I need you so much. Won't you... Read more

  • I Have a Plan and Progressing!

    10/13/2019 12:32:31 PM, by COMPUCATHY

    Today, I decided to come back to SP. I've been away for awhile. I struggle daily with my weight. I'm always seeking the answer to my problems with food and my weight. Now, I've had a couple of successful days and am seeing a change on the scale. I was at 250.6...today at 248.6. It's nice to be... Read more

  • 12th October 2019

    10/12/2019 4:12:37 PM, by DSJB9999

    Day 49, 100 days Just do something! Love this 100 DWL idea I still love 'Breathe in, breathe out, repeat' and there were definitely times over the festive period when I needed to do this! I like the idea of walking at least 10 mins each and every day! On Thursday I did at least 10 mins ... Read more

  • Surviving Cancer

    10/12/2019 12:32:11 PM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    I've said our family was blessed with strong-wills to survive all the things life has thrown our way. Five years ago my gynecologist, after the routine yearly yucky stuff, decided I needed a D&C. Later she called me and told me I needed to see her at the office and I should bring someone with ... Read more

  • Fall 5% challenge week one - Camp Kitchen

    10/12/2019 12:15:55 PM, by GOULDSGRANITE

    Would this be in or out of your comfort zone? Our 5% challenge theme is stepping out of our comfort zones for success. My week - out of the zone - was dedicated to dog training & walking, eating healthy and Yoga. Doubled up on my Yoga practice most days and boy, I feel it... Read more

  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    10/12/2019 11:35:43 AM, by SHERYE

    Two cannibals meet one day. The first cannibal says, "You know, I just can't seem to get a tender Missionary. I've baked them, I've roasted them, I've stewed them, I've tried every sort of marinade. I just can't seem to get them tender." The second cannibal asks, "What kind of Missionary do ... Read more

  • Difference a Weekend Can Make

    10/12/2019 9:37:52 AM, by DEEGIRL50

    What a difference a Weekend can make... My old habit was to celebrate end of the work week by going out to dinner on Friday night. Last night, we had chili cooked at home and relaxed while watching a movie together. My old habit was to go to McDonald's for breakfast, multiple diet ... Read more

  • My life

    10/11/2019 8:25:53 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My short cardio workout today ... Read more

  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    10/11/2019 3:43:20 PM, by SHERYE

    Your job sucks? Try this out: Stop at your pharmacy and go to the thermometer section and purchase a rectal thermometer made by Johnson & Johnson. Be very sure you get this brand When you get home, lock your doors, draw the curtains and disconnect the phone so you will not be di... Read more

  • On My Way to Get Puppy & Weight Down

    10/11/2019 10:22:51 AM, by KALISWALKER

    My weight is down 1.6 pounds since last week. I take that as a big win, considering my recent struggles with my appetite. It proves I can lose weight if I am objective about my behaviors and use positive self-talk to get back on track. Hopefully, I am over this recent bout of self-sabotage. La... Read more

  • Refuse To Lose

    10/11/2019 12:17:59 AM, by DEEGIRL50

    I saw a boy wearing this shirt... I'm sure in the sports context, it means play hard and win the game. But, what came to my mind was my weight loss journey and how often I've "refused to lose." I start out strong and put all the strategies into play, but then I slowly start adding back ... Read more

  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    10/10/2019 1:49:13 PM, by SHERYE

    A woman's husband had been slipping in and out of a coma for several months, yet she had stayed by his bedside every single day. One day, he motioned for her to come nearer. She sat by him, he whispered, eyes full of tears, "You know what? You have been with me all through the bad times. Wh... Read more

  • My life

    10/9/2019 7:18:34 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My round two cardio workouts ... Read more

  • My Puppy & Back on Track

    10/9/2019 5:17:06 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Yesterday I still felt my eating was crazy. Maybe I am feeling stressed about some projects I have on the go at home, and our 3 night trip to Portland, and getting a new puppy. This morning I made a list of the calorie appropriate food combinations I can eat to ensure I have protein and fiber any ti... Read more

  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    10/9/2019 2:17:29 PM, by SHERYE

    At the zoo I noticed a slice of toast in one of the enclosures. I asked the keeper, “How did that toast get into the cage?" "It was bread in captivity,” she replied.... Read more

  • 9th October 2019 - I am very grateful!

    10/9/2019 9:33:40 AM, by DSJB9999

    I have been trying to write this for over a week but not managed it! I did achieve my target weight at Weigh In last Tuesday after eating very sensibly for a week or 10 days. I was very pleased but sadly I didn't stay sensible and ate too many treats that I had missed out for those 10 days I... Read more

  • My life

    10/8/2019 8:50:32 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Took a day off ... Read more

  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    10/8/2019 12:07:32 PM, by SHERYE

    A young man shopping in a supermarket noticed a little old lady following him around. If he stopped, she stopped. Furthermore she kept staring at him. She finally overtook him at the checkout, and she turned to him and said, "I hope I haven't made you feel ill at ease; it's just that you... Read more

  • My life

    10/7/2019 5:24:53 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    10/7/2019 2:49:58 PM, by SHERYE

    Did you hear about the ancient Egyptian man that launched a successful stone quarry business? Turns out it was a pyramid scheme all along.... Read more

  • Autumn is Soup Time

    10/7/2019 2:48:54 PM, by SHERYLDS

    "Of all the items on the menu, soup is that which exacts the most delicate perfection and the strictest attention." — Auguste Escoffier Soup inspires my inner chef and gets me eating more veggies. Today I made a pot of Black Bean soup with 2 boneless pork chops and threw lots of v... Read more

  • Reminder I have too much to lose!

    10/7/2019 2:03:06 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am 27.8 lighter than this time last year. Lately, my weight is inching upward and I seem to lose focus. And at times I seem to lose my mind! Saturday night we were at a party with a huge potluck and so much great food. I immediately dropped my defenses and ate everything I wanted - appetizers, mai... Read more

  • As You Know

    10/7/2019 7:08:04 AM, by DEEGIRL50

    As you know (or at least my mother knew)... if I'm quiet, I'm up to no good. It's been a rough couple of days. Big Binge! Talk about throwing myself on the ground and then stomping on myself. Over and Done. Ready for a Healthy Monday! A Healthy Month! A Healthy Life! ... Read more

  • Blessed Sunday

    10/6/2019 10:06:24 PM, by MNABOY

    Today has been a great day! Afternoon was in 80's but began to cloud up and rain started around 9 pm. Got outside to walk and my breathing has improved so I wasn't panting too much. Must be patient about the three health areas improving and be sure to follow doctors orders.... Read more

  • I have Portion Distortion Syndrome

    10/6/2019 9:49:43 PM, by SHERYLDS

    I am back to weighing everything because my portion distortion syndrome has returned.. I blame it on my ageing eyesight...334 Objects on my plate May Appear smaller Than They Are And I'm trying to maximize the salad and veggies on my plate. For me drinking plenty of water was neve... Read more

  • My life

    10/6/2019 7:38:37 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Today we do cardio workout ... Read more

  • Another lesson from a cough drop wrapper: Fire up those engines!

    10/6/2019 5:23:28 PM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    It's been nine days. I've been blessed with a welcoming immune system: Hello, germs, make yourself at home here. That's why I try to avoid germy people. I think the little ones (1 and 3 year old) brought this to me. See last blog entry. For the last few nights I've told my family I've ha... Read more

  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    10/6/2019 4:04:27 PM, by SHERYE

    A salesman was testifying in his divorce proceedings against his wife. "Please describe," said his attorney, "the incident that first caused you to entertain suspicions as to your wife's infidelity." "Well, I'm pretty much on the road all week," the man testified. "So naturally when I... Read more

  • Use what you have to achieve your goals

    10/5/2019 11:19:30 PM, by MNABOY

    If you have read any of my blogs, comments or responses you propbably know I whine about my back. The lumbar discs are resting on each other and I'm told surgery can't fix it. They cause a sensation like one of the kidney stones I've developed except I know if I sit down the pain will abate quickly.... Read more

  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    10/5/2019 6:01:41 PM, by SHERYE

    Little Johnny went with his mother for the first time to deliver lunches to the elderly. Little Johnny kept starring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. He said, very softly, "The tooth fairy will never believe this!" ... Read more

  • Fall 5% Challenge - Day 1

    10/5/2019 12:09:33 PM, by KALISWALKER

    249 The Fall 5% Challenge has started! I am filling up my water bottles and getting out walking. I weighed in this morning and am up a bit, but recorded it. Yesterday I had a beef dip for lunch, and that likely was salty, so maybe a little water retention. Today I received an email with ... Read more

  • Boomerang

    10/5/2019 10:38:15 AM, by SHERYLDS

    At my age, eating right and watching my calories are critical. Losing weight is a slow process. Gaining is as easy as PIE. So my first weigh in for the Fall Challenge was a bitter disappointment. And my scale broke. {...and before you ask....no I didn't get violent and hit it with a... Read more

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

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

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

  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    10/4/2019 5:16:08 PM, by SHERYE

    Chap goes in to a bar and orders a vodka and coke. Barman serves him. Man drinks it orders another. This goes on for a while, until the chap begins to slow down. Barman asks, "Is there anything the matter, sir?" Chap replies, "I had an enormous argument with the wife. She said she won... Read more

  • My life

    10/4/2019 3:06:25 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • My life

    10/3/2019 5:14:59 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Cardio workout today ... Read more

  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    10/3/2019 4:09:54 PM, by SHERYE

    A store manager overheard a clerk saying to a customer, "No, ma'am, we haven't had any for some weeks now, and it doesn't look as if we'll be getting any soon." Alarmed, the manager rushed over to the customer who was walking out the door and said, "That isn't true, ma'am. Of course, we'll have... Read more

  • Day 2566

    10/3/2019 3:34:44 PM, by RUNNING-TURTLE

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  • My life

    10/2/2019 3:41:41 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Round one cardio workouts today ... Read more

  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    10/2/2019 2:33:19 PM, by SHERYE

    A redneck farmer from back in the hills walked twelve miles, one way, to the general store. "Heya, Wilbur," said Sam, the store owner. "Tell me, are you and Myrtle still making fires up there by rubbing stones and flint together?" "You betcha, Sam. Ain't no 'tother way. Why?" "Got something... Read more

  • Feels Like a Breakthrough

    10/2/2019 7:42:54 AM, by DEEGIRL50

    My snacks at work are "usually" healthy. I pack things like granola, yogurt covered raisins, almonds, string cheese, grapes, apple slices. My evening snacks are more like a mini Klondike ice cream bar or Snackwell sandwich cookies, a peanut butter cup, or single serving size bag of potato chip... Read more

  • It isn't too late for a lot of things!

    10/2/2019 12:20:50 AM, by MNABOY

    Some opportunities are nearing their expiration date and I'm not talking about the $2,000,000.00, in loan money. It is available through October 27th. But there is something that is better for you that is closing soon. If you don't believe me highlight and enter and see for yourself sparkpeopl... Read more

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

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

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

  • Starting over... again and again!

    10/1/2019 3:58:56 PM, by KIMPY225

    So……another summer has gone by! It still -feels- like summer so I really can’t believe it is October 1st. It is going to be 91 degrees tomorrow!!! This is crazy because the Midwest had snow already! Once again, I am re-reading my old blogs to try and get some inspiration. I look at my photos and fee... Read more

  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    10/1/2019 1:31:02 PM, by SHERYE

    Some Police Quotes "If you run, you'll only go to jail tired." "So, you don't know how fast you were going. I guess that means I can write anything I want on the ticket, huh?" "Yes sir, you can talk to the shift supervisor, but I don't think it will help. Oh, did I mention that I am the ... Read more

  • Ready for 5% Challenge - New Month New Goals

    10/1/2019 12:37:54 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Today I am detailing my fitness and diet plans/menus, and assigning time slots. I haven't selected a gym so my default the recreation center gym with a swimming pool. It's a new month, a fresh start so I am starting my 5% Challenge lifestyle today. My next weight goal is 190 pounds by Oct. 29, ... Read more

  • Fall Challenge assignment - Why I want to lose weight

    10/1/2019 11:03:25 AM, by GOULDSGRANITE

    This was a challenging question for me. I have been working on loving myself at any size and as hard as I try, I am not all the way there. For the past few years I've been able to look myself in the eyes in the morning and say 'I love you' . A huge, beautiful step that has lightened my load. Wor... Read more

  • Believe It or Not

    10/1/2019 8:00:08 AM, by DEEGIRL50

    How many times have I heard... "It's not starting over. Pick up where you left off and move forward"? or "Fall down 7 times, get up 8." or "There is no perfect time. Just start." It's true. I think that I finally believe it. I've had a rough 12 days (no exercise; fast food; candy; diet s... Read more

  • Day 2564

    10/1/2019 6:46:27 AM, by RUNNING-TURTLE

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  • Coming SOON!!!!

    9/30/2019 10:20:21 PM, by MNABOY

    SparkPeople has a team that uses a Challenge to lose 5% of your weight over 8 weeks and ties the 4 seasons a year for a new challenge and many members join all 4 challenges so we get to know each other. The challenge has multiple teams that compete based on minutes exercised daily, a weekly "livi... Read more

  • My life

    9/30/2019 8:34:14 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My senior picture now I’m a senior citizen... Read more

  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    9/30/2019 1:36:46 PM, by SHERYE

    An elderly couple was attending a church service. About halfway through the wife leans over and says, "I just did a silent fart, what do you think I should do?" The husband replies, "Put a new battery in your hearing aid." ... Read more

  • Totally Lost My Confidence

    9/30/2019 7:41:13 AM, by DEEGIRL50

    It's only been 12 days since my aunt's surgery and my power of attorney for health care was activated. 12 days since my world was rocked and I became responsible for my widowed aunt. She's in a nursing home right now and we're looking for a placement in an assisted living home. Those 12 days ... Read more

  • Day 2563

    9/30/2019 7:06:25 AM, by RUNNING-TURTLE

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  • Bully and Death

    9/30/2019 1:32:53 AM, by ORODEO73

    Did you know that it only takes one thing or word to set someone off? Did you know that it takes one person to help. Did you know that sometimes there are people who do not know what to do when they know someone is being bullied. I am saddened by this exact fact. I have recently figured out tha... Read more

  • My life

    9/29/2019 8:10:24 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    9/29/2019 2:44:30 PM, by SHERYE

    Three guys found themselves in Hell: we will call them Carl, Bob, and Brett, they were a little confused at their present situation, and they were startled to see a door in the wall open, and behind the door was perhaps the ugliest woman they had ever seen. She was 3'4", dirty, and you could smel... Read more

  • Wild hair in my eye

    9/28/2019 8:31:10 PM, by JUSTME29

    I know that's not the real saying, but it's more PG friendly than the real thing. I decided this morning that I want to run a 5K. Or more accurately, I want to be able to run a 5K. I'm not a runner. I hate running. Even as a kid I hated it. The only time I'm willing to run is if a bear or ... Read more

  • My life

    9/28/2019 7:45:50 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Today I got a great water workout 1.5 miles swimming . Meeting a friend for lunch and cardio workout. Home with my beautiful wife and happy to be here ... Read more

  • Day 2561

    9/28/2019 4:17:28 PM, by RUNNING-TURTLE

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  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    9/28/2019 11:58:03 AM, by SHERYE

    Worries About A Risk There is a story about a monastery in Europe perched high on a cliff several hundred feet in the air. The only way to reach the monastery was to be suspended in a basket which was pulled to the top by several monks who pulled and tugged with all their strength. Ob... Read more

  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    9/27/2019 8:19:00 PM, by SHERYE

    A woman calls her mother. "My husband and I have been fighting so much lately. I am going to come live with you again." Her mother replies, "No dear, he should pay for his mistakes. I am coming to live with you."... Read more

  • Busy Thursday

    9/27/2019 10:09:21 AM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    Some of the great-grands came to visit. We had an unexpected visit from the one year old when his mom encountered a last minute sitter problem. Daddy picked him up when he got off work in the afternoon. In the afternoon the three year old's mom dropped him off, as expected, while s... Read more

  • WHAT A DAY

    9/27/2019 12:42:11 AM, by MNABOY

    Wife and I got ready to drive almost 1;45 to take a stress test that had been scheduled three months ago to check on the stent that was added. I stopped to get coffee at Sonic and as they delivered the coffee my phone rang and the nurse that did the stress tests or the equipment weren't working and ... Read more

  • Fall Cleaning???

    9/26/2019 8:17:51 PM, by HICIM705

    12 The countdown has begun: it is 9/26/19 and the 2019 Fall 5% Challenge begins in 9 days from today. What, you might ask, does that have to do with 'Fall Cleaning'? 574 The beginning of every new seasonal 5% Challenge gives us a chance to 'start over again' or to 'reset' our goals, similar ... Read more

  • My life

    9/26/2019 3:33:05 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    New workout bike working on it???... Read more

  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    9/25/2019 1:23:14 PM, by SHERYE

    A man enters a barbershop for a shave. While the barber is foaming him up, he mentions the problems he has getting a close shave around the cheeks. "I have just the thing," says the barber taking a small wooden ball from a nearby drawer. "Just place this between your cheek and gum." The... Read more

  • Fall is Planning for Success

    9/25/2019 12:11:04 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Fall is a time that I like to plan for a busy and happy season. Today hubby and I discussed having a Rock Star Halloween party. We will make it a karaoke night and guests come in the costume of a rock star. Hubby is thinking Rod Stewart and I am thinking Cyndi Lauper or Madonna. I've been busy... Read more

  • Can't keep up!

    9/24/2019 11:47:01 PM, by MNABOY

    Between seeing doctors, enduring the cause for seeing the doctors and being frustrated that I'm not getting back to my 25 year old body and stamina there have been some great motivators. I want to write an article about railroading in my county, Phillips, for which I have been collecting books, time... Read more

  • Pink Flamingoes - Blog posting

    9/24/2019 6:23:02 PM, by DEE797

    As part of being on the Pink Flamingo team, we were challenged to FLY HIGH and one of the challenges was to write a blog....so here goes..... I was initially hesitant to move to the Flamingoes. I was originally on the Golden Phoenix team which has since become the Purple Phoenix team. But i'm... Read more

  • My life

    9/24/2019 5:07:41 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • Speeding Granny

    9/24/2019 2:57:55 PM, by SHERYE

    An elderly couple were driving across the country. The woman was driving when she got pulled over by the highway patrol. The officer said, “Ma’am did you know you were speeding?” The woman, hard of hearing, turns to her husband and asks, “What did he say?” The old man yells, “He ... Read more

  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    9/23/2019 4:33:29 PM, by SHERYE

    As the judge sentenced me to death, I tried to offer him a high five. But he left me hanging.... Read more

  • Another event in my 'new normal' life

    9/22/2019 11:45:47 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Hello, my dear friends! Another 'first' in my new normal life. Last night the grief group I have been attending had a get together at Bonefish Grill for an early dinner. This was a combination of our grief group that meets Tuesday mornings and a group that meets later in the afternoon at Hope H... Read more

  • Vegetable Casserole

    9/22/2019 11:38:45 PM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    We found a heavy paperback cookbook at a thrift store. Today we tried the vegetable casserole recipe to use up some tomatoes and peppers. Ingredients: 4 tomatoes (some of mine were smaller so it took 6 to make two complete layers) 2 peppers (I used 3 because they were smaller, 2 red and 1 g... Read more

  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    9/22/2019 3:08:04 PM, by SHERYE

    It was election time and the politician decided to go out to the local reservation and try to get the Native American vote.They were all assembled in the Council Hall to hear the speech.The politician had worked up to his finale, and the crowd was getting more and more excited. "I promise bette... Read more

  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    9/21/2019 11:08:05 AM, by SHERYE

    During a museum tour the guide explains, "Here you can see the beautiful statue of Athena..." "Excuse me, madam," a visitor interjects. "Who is that man behind her? Is he her husband?" "No, Athena wasn't married: she was the goddess of wisdom."... Read more

  • Day 3 and 4 and 5 went well too, really pleased with this

    9/20/2019 3:46:11 PM, by DSJB9999

    More to follow, I have been interrupted by my MiL Thanks for your comments friends, but I have left it too late again today and am too tired to write much more apart from, I have had a lovely meal with my Dad tonight, he was 76 today and I made him Salmon fishcakes with a roast, it was... Read more

  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    9/20/2019 2:55:12 PM, by SHERYE

    What don't you have? An elderly man went to the doctor for a visit. "Doc," he says," I am so stricken. I have chest pains, headaches, back pains, nausea, arthritis, constipation, stomach cramps, earaches, burning in the eyes, congested lungs..." "Sir," says the doctor, "you complain you ha... Read more

  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    9/19/2019 12:27:43 PM, by SHERYE

    Two men are hiking through the woods when one of them cries out, “Snake! Run!” His companion laughs at him. “Oh, relax. It’s only a baby,” he says. “Don’t you hear the rattle?”... Read more

  • Lost 50 Pounds! Happy Dance!

    9/19/2019 11:32:15 AM, by KALISWALKER

    I have officially lost 50 pounds since I joined Spark 1/24/2008. I haven't been the fastest loser, but I have never been a quitter. As of this morning, I weigh 6 pounds less than my husband, and 23.6 pounds less than my driver's license! I am excited to have my follow up medical appointment for... Read more

  • Day 1 and 2 successful, onto Day 3 Still Determined

    9/19/2019 2:10:14 AM, by DSJB9999

    I am pleased with how days 1 and 2 went, definitely more in control of my eating and behaviour. The scales say similar but I feel better in myself! 104 My DH is off Fri, Sat, Sun so my Will power and planning will have to be charged up! 521 I am so lucky with my current job that I ca... Read more

  • SMILE OF THE DAY

    9/18/2019 2:49:23 PM, by SHERYE

    A man went into a cafe and asked for a meat pie. "Shall I cut it for you?" said the waiter. "Yes, please," said the man. "How many pieces?" asked the waiter, "Four or six?" "Better make it four. I don't think I can eat six!"... Read more