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  • My life

    7/7/2020 8:43:27 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My grandson and his dog playing dress up ... Read more

  • Summer! Fruit smoothies are perfect.

    7/7/2020 5:18:22 PM, by CTUPTON

    I just happened to buy frozen fruit today. then I saw this blog. https://www.sparkpeople.com/
    blog/blog.asp?post=10_supe
    r_berry_smoothie_recipes... Read more

  • Found the location, huge butterfly flower sculpture: from Disney Fla.

    7/7/2020 11:24:06 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • 2 Year Old

    7/7/2020 8:23:54 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Day 59 of 365

    7/7/2020 7:48:44 AM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    July 7th .. Tuesday Another busy day planned .. and unplanned! The lid-switch to the washing machine broke and I need to replace it. Then .. Laundry 🧺 Trash 🗑 Recycling Dishes Vacuum Walk the dogs 🐕 Dig 2 holes 🕳 🕳 .. I only have 3 left to dig! Set 2 4X4s in concrete Mo... Read more

  • Day 58 of 365

    7/6/2020 11:40:15 PM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    July 6th .. Monday I am exhausted 😩 ... Read more

  • Success now

    7/6/2020 11:53:34 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. – Albert Schweitzer © Source: https://www.quotespedia.org/au
    thors/a/albert-schweitzer Happiness is the key to everything good. Always look on the bright side. Don'... Read more

  • Flip-Flops

    7/6/2020 9:40:14 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Day 57 of 365

    7/6/2020 12:22:33 AM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    July 5th .. Sunday I spent 4 hours at a Wolf Sanctuary today .. It was spectacular!!... Read more

  • Fixing

    7/5/2020 10:00:00 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Ahhhh Nature at its best poem

    7/4/2020 10:46:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    Whenever I need to leave it all behind Or feel the need to get away I find a quiet place, far from the human race Out in the country Before the breathin' air is gone Before the sun is just a bright spot in the night-time Out where the rivers like to run I stand alone and take back some... Read more

  • Memory

    7/4/2020 10:38:45 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Day 56 of 365

    7/4/2020 7:05:49 AM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    July 4th .. Saturday Happy Fourth of July 🇺🇸 I have another busy day planned today .. I didn’t get everything done yesterday and I have a couple big projects planned for today. I am confident that I will get them done! Enjoy your Independence!!... Read more

  • Can you imagine?

    7/3/2020 8:15:34 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Day 55 of 365

    7/3/2020 7:57:54 AM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    July 3rd .. Friday Another busy day planned .. Weed the garden Water the garden (I need rain 🌧) Dig at least one hole 🕳 and set a post Drill out another stump Build another raised planter for late spaghetti squash Plant late peas Make chili and Basmati rice 🍚 Dishes Laundry 🧺 B... Read more

  • Day 54 of 365

    7/3/2020 12:12:55 AM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    July 2nd .. Thursday Whooped .. a looong day into night Good night .. 😴💤... Read more

  • Follow me for more recipes

    7/2/2020 4:12:21 PM, by CKEYES1

    Meat on a stick ... Read more

  • 25 books from brother-in-law!

    7/2/2020 1:34:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    Well these will keep me busy for awhile. I get my books now from the library. I don't want to be adding to my clutter. books multiply so fast! Mostly detective and crime. David Baldacci 2 Janet Evanovich all fiction he gets them from a used book store. most are fa... Read more

  • Monkfruit sugar? Does anyone use this?

    7/2/2020 1:18:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been using powdered Stevia. Is monkfruit sugar substitute better? ... Read more

  • Day 53 of 365

    7/1/2020 11:58:03 PM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    July 1st .. Wednesday I am writing ✍️ myself a new workout protocol being that my gym is closed indefinitely .. Details are forthcoming .. !... Read more

  • My life

    7/1/2020 6:48:10 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • good advice in song

    7/1/2020 4:45:49 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Hi

    7/1/2020 10:00:59 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Sparkpeople Community Team

    7/1/2020 7:26:06 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Joining the SparkPeople Community Team www.sparkpeople.com/community/
    community_team.asp could be one of the most important steps in reaching your goals. We’ve found that people who both give and receive support and motivation on our message boards increase their odds of getting GREAT results. We... Read more

  • Day 52 of 365

    7/1/2020 12:22:01 AM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    June 30th .. Tuesday A day to rest and reflect .. ... Read more

  • We all need a laugh

    6/30/2020 8:14:14 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • The 3-5 year plan

    6/30/2020 6:52:54 AM, by OLDEROWL

    "It’s amazing to think that we - human beings - can actually get ​so incredibly good at something that people are in such awe that they prefer to justify it as god given talent, rather than the effect of hard work & dedication." BOGDAN JUNCEWICZ I would like to qualify the above quote because 1... Read more

  • If you like flowers and butterflies

    6/29/2020 9:30:43 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • My life

    6/29/2020 7:09:00 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • The Art of Autism

    6/29/2020 2:38:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    Here is a twist on a confounding topic. Hope this inspires us to cope a little easier. https://the-art-of-autism.co
    m/favorite-quotes-about-au
    tism-and-aspergers/... Read more

  • The Plan vs REALITY

    6/29/2020 2:07:05 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Day 51 of 365

    6/29/2020 7:01:53 AM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    June 29 .. Monday .. I am headed back to Lowe’s today to get another 40 bags of red cedar mulch .. $2 a bag for premium mulch is only twice a year and I missed it in the spring. I will just stockpile it for later in the fall and next spring! (I will post another photo later) Today is mowing day... Read more

  • My life

    6/28/2020 7:11:41 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Cardio workout today ... Read more

  • Time flies

    6/28/2020 5:01:52 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Wild Life

    6/28/2020 10:38:06 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Day 50 of 365

    6/28/2020 8:05:33 AM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    June 28th .. Sunday Fifty days into this .. I was hoping that I would have lost more weight than I have but I know I am much stronger than I was when I started this journey! For me .. this is about a lifestyle change .. it’s not about finding a “magic number” on a set of scales. .. it’s about a q... Read more

  • Day 49 of 365

    6/28/2020 1:03:52 AM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    June 27th .. Saturday It was a busy day for me!! I went to Lowe’s .. white lithium grease for the gear drive to my paper shredder .. 3-in1 oil for the cutter blades .. then there was 40 bags of red cedar mulch for the flower garden.. Then there was the compost and recycling .. followed by a sh... Read more

  • Inspirational story

    6/27/2020 5:53:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is the story of two frogs. One of them was fat and the other one was skinny. One fine day, when they were looking for food, they jumped into a bucket of milk inadvertently . Now, as the sides were too slippery they were unable to get out. The fat frog spoke to the skinny frog, “Brother, swimmin... Read more

  • avg weight loss over 8 months

    6/27/2020 5:40:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    1.87 lbs per month Not fast but way faster than all the 20 or so years before this. And, I have been on SP for over 10 years. Other online support groups before this. My cravings are way more controlled now. I think eating lots of veggies was the key for me to lessen cravings. ... Read more

  • We all need a laugh

    6/27/2020 10:35:28 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Encourage One Another

    6/27/2020 9:44:04 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Many people have a vision but never reach it because others don't support it, or even say discouraging things. How many wondrous things were lost because of doubts of others. Don't rain on the parade of others unless something harmful about it is apparent. People always need encouragement, If i... Read more

  • Day 48 of 365

    6/26/2020 9:41:57 PM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    June 26 .. Friday Today was “furniture repair”. I have two barstool chairs that I use since my hip replacement surgery. The “Lazy Susan” broke on both so it was a trip to the hardware store for ‘improv fix’ .. Yes .. I was successful .. they don’t swivel any longer .. but they are stable and func... Read more

  • Has anyone stopped cholesterol meds due to losing weight?

    6/26/2020 6:47:42 PM, by CTUPTON

    If losing weight works, I would love to stop taking the statin meds my doctor wants me to take. Two kinds cause body pain. chris... Read more

  • SP article Quick Way How to Assess My Health

    6/26/2020 12:07:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://www.sparkpeople.com/re
    source/wellness_articles.a
    sp?id=1358&page=2 247 Please read the full article. It has way more info than I put here. I know my biggest problem is energy. I have known that since I was a kid actually. Thyroid was the first thing diagnosed way back wh... Read more

  • We all need a laugh

    6/26/2020 8:20:47 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Opportunity Zones - Trump got this right

    6/26/2020 7:48:24 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Opportunity zones are areas previously economically depressed where there are tax incentives to attract private investment, development and education. Many communities have been revitalized.... Read more

  • My life

    6/25/2020 7:31:39 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • Day 47 of 365

    6/25/2020 7:12:45 PM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    June 25 .. Thursday Busy day .. many errands! Check out my photos .. 🌈 ... Read more

  • uh? Read carefully

    6/25/2020 12:40:44 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • We all need a laugh

    6/25/2020 8:22:29 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Rest is...

    6/24/2020 8:47:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time. ~John Lubbock... Read more

  • Day 46 of 365

    6/24/2020 3:08:38 PM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    June 24th .. Wednesday I am out mowing the lawn and weeding the garden! I love my raised beds a lot .. I will have many more next year. It made a tending the garden so much easier for specific plants like peppers 🌶 and tomatoes 🍅 and onions 🧅 .. salsa in a box!... Read more

  • Hi

    6/24/2020 8:25:26 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Day 45 of 365

    6/23/2020 11:58:54 PM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    June 23rd .. Tuesday It’s 11:55 pm EST in New York .. I made chili for dinner and here I sit .. by the sink .. posting before midnight .. then back at the dishes/laundry/shower ! Yup .. burning the midnight oil!! 🤪... Read more

  • My life

    6/23/2020 6:45:33 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Cardio workout today ... Read more

  • STREAM. 6 strategies for mental health during this stressful period:

    6/23/2020 10:15:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    What is STREAM? S is for Social networking. Kyrios maintains that whilst the physical distancing involved in isolation is critical for our health, social networking should still be kept up, using social media, skype or phone calls. T is for Time out. Whilst some families may initially relish ... Read more

  • A great tip I learned from a dear spark friend:

    6/23/2020 9:21:07 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Flying High

    6/23/2020 8:12:15 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Day 44 of 365

    6/22/2020 8:16:31 PM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    Monday .. June 22nd I am posting a photo of my raised planters and the peppers that have blossoms! It’s in my photos .. the SP app on iPhone won’t let me add photos to my blogs 🙁 I am headed back out to weed my garden!... Read more

  • My life

    6/22/2020 6:29:13 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • hi

    6/22/2020 8:18:06 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Day 43 of 365

    6/22/2020 3:10:28 AM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    June 21st .. Sunday Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there! My son in Florida sent me a text to wish me a happy Father’s Day It was a great day!... Read more

  • My life

    6/21/2020 4:17:53 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • Hubby in nursing home so...

    6/21/2020 12:28:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is all so frustrating. I was fine for a number of weeks but now it is just way too long! I miss visiting John most of all. I called him last night at his nursing home. There was noise in the background. He could not hear me well. I heard him get mad with the nurse. Darn. I can... Read more

  • I love sour cream. I love potatoes. I love cucumbers. So...

    6/21/2020 12:17:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    I mixed them all together for a healthier lunch! I usually put sour cream on potatoes. And I know I love cucumbers with sour cream. Either of those, I eat too much. But if I combine measured amounts of all 3, it becomes a healthy lunch! 4 ... Read more

  • Oh dear

    6/21/2020 10:38:44 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Day 42 of 365

    6/20/2020 11:22:33 PM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    June 20th .. Saturday I opened my new Hi-Lift jack only to find it had been used and returned to the store! 🤬 It was all scratched up .. oil all over it .. someone used a grinder on it and one of the essential pins was bent. I took it back to the store and showed the manager. All was good as... Read more

  • We all need a laugh

    6/20/2020 9:56:58 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Power Thought for June 20

    6/20/2020 8:29:54 AM, by OLDEROWL

    06-20 Gather Up the Fragments My take on the day's power thought - Joyce Meyer's “Power Thoughts Devotional”, for June 20. When they all had enough, Jesus turn to his disciples and said gather up all the fragments, so nothing may be lost and wasted (John 6:12) As Joyce Meyers says, don’t just ... Read more

  • Day 41 of 365

    6/20/2020 3:17:18 AM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    June 19th .. Friday I’m calling it a rest day .. only because I didn’t get much accomplished!... Read more

  • My life

    6/19/2020 8:00:49 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Biking and hiking today ... Read more

  • More tips for hip pain

    6/19/2020 2:07:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    "A recent study from Florida Atlantic University found that doing 45 minutes of chair yoga twice per week reduced pain and improved overall quality of life in older adults with osteoarthritis. Chair yoga is practiced sitting in a chair or standing while holding the chair for support, so it’s a great... Read more

  • A mistake. Bought HOT Italian turkey sausage.

    6/19/2020 2:03:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    I bought hot Italian turkey sausage 40 instead of the regular kind. Yes, HOT HOT. Today I divided it into small chunks and will freeze these to be used a few at a time in soups. I actually have a soup cooking now. Yesterday I cooked up some vegetables: carrots 291 291 and 580 kale. Way too much ... Read more

  • Hi

    6/19/2020 8:19:18 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Day 40 of 365

    6/19/2020 2:35:44 AM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    June 18th .. Thursday I lost 2 pounds this week so I rewarded myself with a Hi-lift Jack from Harbor Freight! It has a lift capacity of 7,000 pounds and can lift up to 42 inches. I have a pesky Trumpeter vine that is very invasive in my yard and it is powerful enough to come right up through the... Read more

  • Power Thought for June 19

    6/19/2020 12:00:20 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Today I received Joyce Meyer's book "Power Thoughts Devotional - 365 DAILY INSPIRATIONS FOR WINNING THE BATTLE OF THE MIND." It is my intention to post my take on the day's scripture (Isaiah 40:31) and Meyer's discussion, the night before. Indeed [those who] "wait on God" (look to God for their s... Read more

  • My life

    6/18/2020 8:21:56 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • sSilver Sneakers best and worse exercises for bad hips

    6/18/2020 12:12:11 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://bit.ly/3e5n4bj I will be testing this link. OK, the link worked for me.... Read more

  • OK guys I cut raisins to 1/8 instead of 1/4 cup

    6/18/2020 9:27:12 AM, by CTUPTON

    Thanks. The serving size of raisins was 1/4 cup so I just used that. Half of that is plenty in my morning oatmeal. 43 ... Read more

  • Hi

    6/18/2020 8:07:14 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Day 39 of 365

    6/17/2020 9:55:25 PM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    June 17th .. Wednesday It’s been one of those days! Time to turn it off and turn it over .. Just grateful for another day!... Read more

  • My life

    6/17/2020 8:25:25 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My grandson loves his skates ... Read more

  • A little late, but oh well

    6/17/2020 8:24:12 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Day 38 of 365

    6/17/2020 4:06:56 AM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    June 16th .. Tuesday My dryer kept blowing the thermostat control module because the vent pipe was too full and had poor exhaust .. 2 hours later and power tools and a vent brush and a vacuum cleaner .. success! Yay me!... Read more

  • Mondays, well, Tuesdays

    6/16/2020 1:20:42 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • We all need a laugh

    6/16/2020 8:15:37 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Day 37 of 365

    6/15/2020 10:55:07 PM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    June 15 .. Monday Busy in the house today doing cleaning and sorting. I need the appliance guy to come fix my dryer... Read more

  • My life

    6/15/2020 7:04:26 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My granddaughter loves to have her picture taken ... Read more

  • I love my soft book/kindle/ipad holder

    6/15/2020 4:20:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    I mostly read in bed. This holds my book perfectly. Several angles are possible. Yes, my cat keeps bothering me, I guess because he wants to read, too. chris... Read more

  • photo quarter cup of raisins

    6/15/2020 12:13:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have diagrams of portion sizes, but they are not "computing" in my head. So I took a photo!... Read more

  • Example of a non-supportive friend

    6/15/2020 11:14:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    I posted on FB that I wanted a watermelon pizza for my birthday. In the past "friends" have given me all sorts of sweets . I try so hard to lose weight. Those sweet treats make me feel bad. I don't know what to do with them. This is the "pizza" I posted on FB. A friend answered, "... Read more

  • A summer poem

    6/15/2020 11:05:10 AM, by CTUPTON

    "How do you like to go up in a swing, Up in the air so blue? Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing Ever a child can do! Up in the air and over the wall, Till I can see so wide, River and trees and cattle and all Over the countryside. Till I look down on the garden green, Down on... Read more

  • Hi

    6/15/2020 8:17:00 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Day 36 of 365

    6/15/2020 12:19:27 AM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    June 14th .. Sunday A busy day .. too windy to burn the stump on the edge of property line .. I drilled a lot of holes 🕳 🕳 🕳 🕳 (Photo in my pictures)... Read more

  • My life

    6/14/2020 10:17:58 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • Duh

    6/14/2020 11:31:34 AM, by CTUPTON

    I seem to think people near me will be supportive. Not so much. But my SP friends are fantastic! Thanks so much. chris... Read more

  • Blog Update

    6/14/2020 10:25:32 AM, by SWEETBABYGIRL5

    I am posting this blog to say i lost 2 pounds this week. Whatever im doing. Its working. My walks and weight watchers and portions and watching carbs. 2 pounds isn’t much but it’s something. I won’t give up. Keep you posted. Bloodsugar this morning: 5.4/97.3 June start Weight: 156 June Goal Weig... Read more

  • Here's an unbelievable feat for me

    6/14/2020 9:54:18 AM, by CKEYES1

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  • Day 35 of 365

    6/14/2020 3:43:31 AM, by I-AM-TITANIUM-2

    June 13th .. Saturday My privacy fence ran into a delay .. 4 stumps from cherry trees 🌳 are right in the line of my fence. I tried cutting them out with a chainsaw but it doesn’t work. I may spend the day Sunday burning them out .. it’s way too much work to build the fence around them. It will ... Read more

  • June 13 Blog

    6/13/2020 11:35:11 PM, by SWEETBABYGIRL5

    Well ill make a better blog tomorrow. But its a month till my birthday and im not getting any younger so i want to lose the weight. I am at 156 right now or what scale said last week. I want to get down to 140. Thats 16 pounds. I have been really trying to keep up with my walks and doing good. Not ... Read more