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  • 2/27/2020 I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another. Thomas Jefferso

    2/27/2020 11:31:54 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another. Thomas Jefferson Quote of the Day Time passes irrevocably. Virgil Love Quote of the Day I think you have to pay for love with bitter tears. Edith Piaf Art Quote of the Day I paint as if I were Rothsch... Read more

  • Struggling and stronger for it

    2/27/2020 10:52:54 AM, by HMEGLI

    Wow. I look back at my old blog posts and think how sweet things were then. Simpler. And how dark things got in my life the past few years. My beloved 25 year old nephew died of an overdose. My son whose adoption I blogged about has become homeless because of his mental health and addiction issues i... Read more

  • Trying to Spark More

    2/27/2020 10:49:09 AM, by FASHIONROADKILL

    I have not missed a day of tracking my food or exercise, I am moving towards my goals, and I am losing weight. I even post on the news feed, update my status on here, and obviously I blog. However, I have not fully embraced the community in a way I feel I should. I am trying my best to add more frie... Read more

  • Just curious

    2/27/2020 8:48:14 AM, by JOFIE36

    What are your thoughts on liquid meals verses say eggs at breakfast? Trying this bulletproof coffee.. homemade of course but just curious.... Read more

  • A New Way To View Troubles

    2/27/2020 6:59:09 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    It is truly AMAZING what God does in your life when you seek His way and not your own. Opening up to God led me down so many paths that felt good and so many that I did not understand at all. All in all, every single horrible and wonderful thing from my life has turned to a helpful, beau... Read more

  • Winter 2020

    2/27/2020 4:11:41 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

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

  • Wed

    2/27/2020 12:15:21 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    whew, what a day. I did talk to a director at the school about the bus issue(s) we are having. I feel a bit better about it. Not great, but better. I ran some errands today. I got myself some more glucosamine/chondroiton for my knees. Got the kids some summer clothes (neon colors so I can find... Read more

  • What a freaking day!

    2/26/2020 9:32:31 PM, by CALICHICK1978

    So busy at work today. I ended up with over 10K steps in 3 inch heels no less. I had over 100 mon of activity. Crazy. Calorie and Carb intake were great today as was my water. Tomorrow is weigh in at class. Gingers crossed!... Read more

  • drama

    2/26/2020 6:27:58 PM, by IMREITE

    monday was pretty good. but tuesday got sucky fast. people were crabby and overly emotional at work. many people on my team work at home so its not anything specific in the building. but today i was really annoyed. people were being stupid and not doing what they were supposed to do. so i spent tim... Read more

  • Lunch yesterday!! Forgot to post.

    2/26/2020 2:36:46 PM, by HIMELISSA2007

    Odd setup in the tray. However, the tray has been recycled and I use them for portion control. They were from the healthy choice frozen entrees from years ago. I saved them and use them frequently. I made chicken peach jerk brats, with baked apples (no sugar) corn, rice and a little sauce on th... Read more

  • Lunch today

    2/26/2020 2:25:30 PM, by HIMELISSA2007

    Hi today I had chickpeas, romaine, carrots and dried cranberries as a salad. The dressing was evoo and red wine vinegar with mustard mixed in the vinaigrette. I included my snack as there isnt much time today. That was a 6 oz can 100 percent pineapple juice with ham and cream cheese roll up. Yum!... Read more

  • Unexpected Benefit of Strength Training: Cheaper Bras

    2/26/2020 12:32:47 PM, by CRABBYLIONESS

    I have the worst combination for bra sizes, a tiny ribcage and big boobs. My bras have to be mail ordered and cost an arm and a leg. Recently my chest size has increased. I know it's not me gaining fat because I'm losing fat on my limbs, so it must be my pecs increasing. My bra band size has als... Read more

  • My Cancer Story

    2/26/2020 11:55:53 AM, by MATTEROFHEART

    In November of 2017, I went in to the hospital for a simple out patient procedure and discovered that something was very wrong. In preparing for the procedure, I had to have labs done and a chest x-ray. They actually called me on my way home from the labs to say they needed me to come back in so the... Read more

  • Just Do It!!!

    2/26/2020 11:15:20 AM, by SOULSHINE1970

    There is truth in Nike's tennis shoe ad - "Just Do It!" Yesterday, I was feeling strong. I went to a Zumba class at the local gym. Am I overweight and out of shape? Yes, Was I going the wrong direction the majority of the time? Yes. Was I embarrassed because there were many cute men folk on the othe... Read more

  • Why I Have Not Been Blogging Recently (Bakery Photos)

    2/26/2020 9:14:37 AM, by FASHIONROADKILL

    Hello! I have been MIA for a bit on the blog because business has been insanely busy. Just a few of the creations that have gone out in the past couple of weeks are pictured below. Today is my first full day off in a while - and I will still be responding to inquiries, sending out confirmations, cre... Read more

  • Ate wrong my whole life.

    2/26/2020 7:36:22 AM, by JOFIE36

    I come from a large family that always seemed to have food at every get together. I ate high carb foods and sweet treats all my life as so did my whole family for generations. I just recently realised the amount of wrong foods I have eaten. So starting a new lifestyle... Read more

  • 2/26/2020 Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their pa

    2/26/2020 7:27:24 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion. Martha Graham Quote of the Day A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. William Arthur Ward Love Quote of the Day Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is suffi... Read more

  • So much rain...

    2/26/2020 7:20:59 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

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

  • Tue

    2/26/2020 12:41:50 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Today I started my day with a massage. It was not a relaxing massage. I found this massage therapist last fall. He does sports medicine and athlete massage. He does full range muscle work which doesn't leave me with sore muscles like the poke and push until the muscle knot releases. He gave me some ... Read more

  • _Tampon (Not Fat) Tuesday!

    2/25/2020 11:58:44 PM, by _RAMONA

    Yes, you read that correctly, and no, I haven't lost my mind! Today I became aware of a local need to which I hadn't previously given much thought. Here's the article that jiggled me out of my complacency and privilege: Tampon Tuesday Aims to Increase Access to Feminine Hygiene... Read more

  • Crash & burn

    2/25/2020 8:15:05 PM, by XYRYRA

    Today was a crash and burn day. Occasionally I have these. My body decides it has had enough and it wants sleep so that it is able to heal. Today after I made it home from my Tuesday daily grind, I sat down on the couch so that I could take a moment before beginning phase 2 of my day and the next th... Read more

  • Just another day!

    2/25/2020 6:39:21 PM, by JOFIE36

    Did all I could do today. Had spine surgery 11 weeks ago and I'll tell ya what, vacuuming was a WORK OUT!!!!!... Read more

  • Getting Rolling!

    2/25/2020 2:36:35 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    Well, I lost 3 pounds and it was definitely something I worked towards! Forgive any spelling errors, this keyboard is a little one I use because I am one hand typing 17 . I will hopefully be out of a sling tomorrow, fingers crossed! 282 I met with someone for my resume yesterday then walked across ... Read more

  • Metamorphosis...

    2/25/2020 11:36:43 AM, by SOULSHINE1970

    Metamorphosis occurs when a person or thing develops and changes into something completely different than it's original form. I think this is beginning to happen to me and I'm a little afraid of the process. I'm changing - my ideas, my views, my goals, and my life. I'm not sure where this change is ... Read more

  • A Life On Hold

    2/25/2020 9:26:50 AM, by MATTEROFHEART

    For some reason, I am having a hard time getting back into the blogging thing. Yet, I know it was an integral part of my weight loss journey before. Before. Before cancer. Before my life was put on hold. The words used to flow so easily when I was talking about weight loss success, getting my health... Read more

  • Funny phobia...

    2/25/2020 8:31:04 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

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

  • 2/25/2020 I believe in being an innovator. Walt Disney

    2/25/2020 7:46:27 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day They can conquer who believe they can. Virgil Love Quote of the Day One forgives to the degree that one loves. Francois de La Rochefoucauld Art Quote of the Day I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process. Vincent Van Gogh ... Read more

  • The Shack in the Back

    2/25/2020 1:08:30 AM, by JRIMM4

    At the very back corner of the property there stands an old shack, a tree standing sentry behind it. The shack is full of cast off things, fencing and posts and tires and trash. The tree seems to bend the wrong way, as if caught in the grips of an ever present storm. The most stri... Read more

  • No more soda

    2/24/2020 7:25:28 AM, by JOFIE36

    Drank diet dr. Pepper yesterday ... around 20 ounces..... woke up bloated and hands swelled up... yep no more soda.... Read more

  • 2/24/2020 The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness. Norman Cou

    2/24/2020 7:18:20 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness. Norman Cousins Quote of the Day It is the fight alone that pleases us, not the victory. Blaise Pascal Love Quote of the Day The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a gre... Read more

  • How I feel about work...

    2/24/2020 4:07:06 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    Lately, it's like babysitting a bunch of spoiled brat kids. 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • Planning the Week

    2/24/2020 3:45:27 AM, by NEW_ME_2020

    I am looking at my calendar now and see that I do not have a particularly busy week ahead of me. And that is dangerous! Why? Because I am at my most productive (and happiest) when I am busy. When I have a slow week or an empty schedule I tend to dawdle, waste time and accomplish little or noth... Read more

  • Sunday

    2/24/2020 12:23:38 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Yesterday did not turn out to be the restful day I was thinking. My son went to my parents for an over night. Hubby worked and didnt get home til 10:30. So, daughter and I had lunch at home, then met some friends and went sledding. We were there for 2 hours. It was 40 degrees and sunny in MN. You ta... Read more

  • Nine years

    2/24/2020 12:17:10 AM, by JRIMM4

    Nine years ago... I achieved a major life/health/personal goal which was the culmination of a well lived 'Spark' journey. Curious? check this out: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pub
    ?blog_id=4450285 If link doesn't work, see blog post titled "Achievi... Read more

  • keep going a little at at time

    2/23/2020 6:43:53 PM, by IMREITE

    my dh has an agressive but doable weight loss goal. he is really great at the slow and steady. no big chages but a lot of attitude changes and every couple months he is wearing a smailler size. shirts are still an issure for the verticle length but otherwise he has more energy and is drinking less p... Read more

  • Spine still sore!

    2/23/2020 6:38:16 PM, by JOFIE36

    Had discectomy laminectomy on my entire lower spine on December 13th. I'm 10 weeks out on the healing and it is very slow going🤷‍♀️. The dr. Says it can take up to a year for full healing . Has anyone else had this done and what was your outcome???... Read more

  • lunch today and the attempted keto challenge.

    2/23/2020 5:44:39 PM, by HIMELISSA2007

    Today, I had two servings of the Crunchy Cucumber Salad by Chef Meg for only 44 calories per serving. I added tomato and half a cup of cooked quinoa. With it, I had v8 juice. I also had boiled chicken breast on the side. Unfortunately, the dessert wasn't pictured. I had 5.3 oun... Read more

  • Swim at the Gym

    2/23/2020 11:23:46 AM, by NEW_ME_2020

    My small goal for the day was to swim at the gym. I have joined a very nice gym. It is so nice that you would think that I would WANT to go. But in the past when I have joined this gym it has been a waste of money for me because I did not take advantage of it. But this time - since joining 4 d... Read more

  • Self assessment and just an update

    2/23/2020 10:10:40 AM, by 240POINT6

    I am still hanging in here. I have stayed in my calorie range since January 1 with the exception of one day where I was over by 500 calories...I made up for it by reducing net calories the rest of the week. No weigh in results on Friday as it was a snow day and the scale I use is in the nurse's offi... Read more

  • 2/23/2020 If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing

    2/23/2020 7:25:01 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing. W. Edwards Deming Quote of the Day The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless. Jean-Jacques Rousseau Love Quote of the Day A kiss is a rosy dot over the 'i' of l... Read more

  • chasing rugrat

    2/22/2020 11:54:34 PM, by IMREITE

    babysat my niece for my sister today. dh and i took her out to play. she ran all over. we did pull her on the sled. of course she put her toy dump truck on the sled and pulled it herself. she was so funny. and she moves everywhere. so not intense work but i fot tons of steps chasing her everywhere... Read more

  • Hell

    2/22/2020 3:47:29 PM, by STEFFZ

    I'm back🙂... Read more

  • FEB 23 to 29 WORKOUTS ETC

    2/22/2020 1:34:56 PM, by NEWME2BSKINNY

    FEB 23= FEB 24= FEB 25= FEB 26= FEB 27= FEB 28= FEB 29=... Read more

  • Being a Mom

    2/22/2020 1:24:39 PM, by NEW_ME_2020

    I am a professional, educated woman who is known about town for the work that I do. But at home... well.. I get a lot less respect. Or at least it feels that way. Being a mom of many is great. I could not imagine what life would be like with just one or two kids. And, I have to admit tha... Read more

  • 2/22/2020 The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. Bertrand Russell

    2/22/2020 11:54:26 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Reason is God's crowning gift to man. Sophocles Love Quote of the Day Love takes up where knowledge leaves off. Thomas Aquinas Art Quote of the Day When I draw something, the brain and the hands work together. Tadao Ando Nature Quote of the Day The world... Read more

  • sat

    2/22/2020 9:53:21 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Im heading off to the gym now. We dont have much in the way of plans for today, but I need to get my groceries for the week. My son is going to stay over night at my parents house, so Ill need to pack him up for that. Otherwise, a low key day at home. ... Read more

  • modify dont quit or skip

    2/22/2020 12:10:12 AM, by IMREITE

    i am doing my real appeal videos. i plan to spend 3 seeks on each of the 5 levels. 1 and 2 are easy. about a year ago when i went through them i skipped the cardio routine or took several breaks. it was too intense, too much jumping and i would feel light headed from it. i was dreading it thi... Read more

  • 2/21/2020 To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. Lao Tzu

    2/21/2020 6:49:31 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Ideas shape the course of history. John Maynard Keynes Love Quote of the Day First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity. George Bernard Shaw Art Quote of the Day Paint the essential character of things. Camille Pissarro Nature Quote of ... Read more

  • Fri

    2/21/2020 7:46:50 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    I've had a pretty good week so far. We've been busy, but it's been good. We've got a plan for summer care for the kids. We've got the OT evaluation scheduled for our son. today I need to do my meal planning, grocery list made, and perhaps getting my list ordered. I'll head to the gym today. And this... Read more

  • Out of order...

    2/21/2020 4:05:47 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    Yep, I'd say that's out of order!! I wouldn't want to get on that elevator! 244 Happy Friday!! 244 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • PT

    2/21/2020 2:03:40 AM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    PT today and I'm a little sore but it's getting better with them making my joint go just a little further each time. I'm staying in my calories which makes me happy. One day at a time!... Read more

  • Weigh in Friday (not so great)

    2/21/2020 1:22:18 AM, by NEW_ME_2020

    I gained a pound. How??? I know I was not trying THAT hard this week but I was making changes and I though that I would at least lose a pound (definitely not gain a pound). I am just going to shake this off and forget about it. It's just an extra pound that I have to lose and I am going to los... Read more

  • Love Supply

    2/20/2020 10:53:54 PM, by SOULSHINE1970

    Your heart is filled with a new supply of love everyday. Whatever you don't give away is gone forever! Do something nice for someone. Not just because it's "that time of year", but do it on a daily basis. Who cares if anyone notices? Do it anyways.... ... Read more

  • bp good

    2/20/2020 8:27:26 PM, by IMREITE

    i had my biometric test today. the fasting was not that hard. it was more of a mental exercise. i wasn't very hungry but i do think about food too much on a positive note bp was 117/76! 356... Read more

  • Oh My! Getting back on track after my binge.

    2/20/2020 4:34:00 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Binged. It happens. This morning I woke up totally ravenous and too tired to care. My thoughts were not about my goals, my well being, even you all. I just plain wanted energy and to eat. I had 2 mini bags of chips 160 cal each, a coke 140 cal, 2 payday bars 240 cal each... then I stopped. ... Read more

  • Snow Day!

    2/20/2020 2:49:22 PM, by GETHEALTHYMA1

    My son was released from school early today. It is snowing and it is sticking. ... Read more

  • Completion of Whole30

    2/20/2020 2:26:57 PM, by NEECEY42

    On January 15th my husband and I decided to take the plunge into the Whole30. He was diagnosed with diabetes several years back, and over time and put on a lot of weight because of the insulin. He was also starting to have a lot of back and foot pain. I'm turning 50 in a few months, and also want to... Read more

  • 2/20/20

    2/20/2020 10:43:27 AM, by MAMABEAR372

    So, been off of here for quite some time. Fell and have been trying to pick myself up for a couple months now. I know I have it in me. I feel it. I just need to lasso it and keep the reigns. I have been starting and stopping and starting and stopping over and over. Same ol story of many of us ... Read more

  • Feeling better

    2/20/2020 10:33:25 AM, by FITFORME17

    Last night I made my pumpkin muffins, I knew we were having donuts in the office today and I needed something to save me from touching them. So far, so good...but it's only 8:30am. I have committed to NOT eating the donuts today, I know I can do this...also I have been sick 2 times in the last 2 w... Read more

  • 2/20/2020 The wish for healing has always been half of health. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

    2/20/2020 7:41:50 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day I didn't think; I experimented. Anthony Burgess Love Quote of the Day Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Art Quote of the Day Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting. Robert De... Read more

  • Yes! Every day!!!!!!!

    2/20/2020 4:01:31 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    234 So aggravating!!!! But... 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390 ... Read more

  • Continued small-goal-success

    2/20/2020 2:21:51 AM, by NEW_ME_2020

    Yesterday's "small goal" of getting a manicure was achieved! I have some pretty light pink gel nails that will, hopefully, last me a few weeks! I always feel better with a tidy, clean manicure. Because of my proclivity to bite my nails and tear at the skin around them when I am nervous, bored ... Read more

  • What Rock Bottom Means

    2/19/2020 6:32:42 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    I am happy to say that I have lost a pound according to the scale today 193 and I am happy about that. I have stayed within my calories since my last post. I am in a weird place right now. I am at a crossroads with my career because I can't do warehouse with my shoulder now. I am at the highest wei... Read more

  • Record Keeping

    2/19/2020 2:35:38 PM, by CRABBYLIONESS

    I got one of those bullet journals and spent a week making a chart and copying out all my fitness minutes for the 7 years I have been tracking my fitness on SparkPeople. The chart is several pages long, but it lets me see everything at once even when my kids are hogging the computer, as well as ann... Read more

  • Week 7: 2/12/20 - 2/18/20

    2/19/2020 2:32:07 PM, by SPARTAN40

    This was a short week - I posted last Saturday based on a long week of business travel. That said, I really rocked Saturday to Tuesday averaging over 13,000 steps per day. I'm finding creative ways to get exercise into my schedule. Weight Loss Last week: Lost 0.2 lbs Year total: Lo... Read more

  • I'm feeling good...

    2/19/2020 12:01:20 PM, by 240POINT6

    I have a tremendous sense of peace that comes with following a plan for 50 days. I also have a tremendous sense of peace knowing that I can handle what life throws at me without turning to food or alcohol. With that peace has come increasing confidence as I look myself in the mirror without disgust ... Read more

  • 2/19/2020 There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt

    2/19/2020 7:47:35 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt. Erma Bombeck Quote of the Day Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them. Washington Irving Love Quote of the Day So the lover must struggle for words. ... Read more

  • Self Care is so important and is NOT selfish!

    2/19/2020 7:00:09 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Can you pour from an empty cup? How will you give to others if you, yourself are empty? Recharge with some self-care! What is self-care? It is so different to every single person! Many recharge with prayer and devotions, spiritual time. Others recharge by getting a spa day or a ... Read more

  • Corn dogs...

    2/19/2020 4:14:02 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    198 246 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • yay! Yet another small goal met!

    2/19/2020 12:18:39 AM, by NEW_ME_2020

    Yesterday my small goal was liquid based and I ACHIEVED it! I drank water all day long, had one sugar free cappucciuno in the morning, 2 cups of green tea and stayed away from alcohol and soda! Today's small goal looks super simple but because I always have excuses for not finding the tim... Read more

  • Being Grateful - Family Time

    2/18/2020 11:07:10 PM, by XYRYRA

    I am grateful for weekly family dinners. It is something that seems so simple. But requires a sacrifice of our most valuable commodity, time. The weekly sacrifice of this highly valued commodity, by each of us to make this weekly family time happen has become a priceless investment in allowing for s... Read more

  • Tue

    2/18/2020 5:45:41 PM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    It's 4:30 and I have two accomplishments for my day. I spent a LONG time at the DMV/government center. And I worked out. That doesn't seem like much. In MN we have yearly "tabs" that need to be purchased. It requires proof of insurance and fees based on the age and size of your vehicles. Well, we mo... Read more

  • sunny days are ahead

    2/18/2020 12:21:02 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Note: There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Hang in there and trust that God is picking out the perfect job for you. A job that shows off your talents, that you love, and you can make a difference in. Be thankful and ask for what you need. Hug.... This was a message I got in a goodie thi... Read more

  • Success

    2/18/2020 9:17:33 AM, by MMWINS

    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.- Winston Churchill 525 ... Read more

  • 2/18/2020 Blessed are the young for they shall inherit the national debt. Herbert Hoover

    2/18/2020 7:47:45 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still. Franklin D. Roosevelt Love Quote of the Day To fail to love is not to exist at all. Mark Van Doren Art Quote of the Day Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - a... Read more

  • Riddle...

    2/18/2020 4:22:20 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

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

  • Another Small Goal met! Another Small goal made.

    2/17/2020 10:48:40 PM, by NEW_ME_2020

    I met my small goal of having a salad for lunch! I had a Chicken Caesar Salad which was yummy. My small goal today is based on liquids. I want to focus on having lots of water, sticking to one sugar-free cappuccino, 2 cups of green tea and NO alcohol. My daily plan (for today):- ... Read more

  • Feb 17th, 2020

    2/17/2020 8:58:55 PM, by MISSAMY72

    Feeling a little better today, whatever I had isn't completely gone. Feeling kinda down lately, had to force myself to get out of the house today. The sun was out, still a bit cold though. Still it felt good to go for a short drive, put gas in the car and get some cat food and a few other things. ... Read more

  • The Loss Of a Child

    2/17/2020 7:38:24 PM, by HWNHMMBRD

    First of all, Thank you, everyone, who replied to my request in the feed for prayers for my family. I have to remember Our Heavenly Father answers our prayers, just not always the way we want. Arriahna Roselani Ball was born August 13, 2009, in Logan Utah, to Scott and Aimee Ball... Read more

  • Total Knee Replacement Recovery-SO WORTH IT!

    2/17/2020 3:23:48 PM, by -KARMA-

    Well, it's been 2.5 weeks since my first of two TKR surgeries. And I am SO glad I am doing this! The first few days were painful and difficult, but since then, I have followed all of the physical therapy exercises and done everything the doctor instructed-ice for 20 min hourly, and walk for 5-... Read more

  • Epically failing

    2/17/2020 10:44:03 AM, by FITFORME17

    Not sure what's happening, not only have I fallen off the wagon, I have dragged it into the bushes and set it on fire! Reset all my goals this morning, still have hope of losing 10lbs before my birthday on May, then I will aim for another 10 by the end of the year. This all started out so grea... Read more

  • monday not as blue

    2/17/2020 9:42:20 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Thanks to everyone who took time to read and comment on my blog yesterday. I was in a dark mood, feeling sorry for myself I guess. But after posting that, I filled out six more job applications. It seemed like much more. I am just really hoping whatever I end up with isnt so horrible, lol. ... Read more

  • 2/17/2020 Do exactly what you would do if you felt most secure. Meister Eckhart

    2/17/2020 7:51:01 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes. Mahatma Gandhi Love Quote of the Day Because of a great love, one is courageous. Lao Tzu Art Quote of the Day A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into. Ansel Adams Nature Qu... Read more

  • Can you relate?

    2/17/2020 6:45:40 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    246 This is a difficult journey, but never, ever give up!! 334 Keep smiling!! 334 247 390... Read more

  • Small Goal met!

    2/17/2020 1:53:54 AM, by NEW_ME_2020

    I went for a walk! I did it! Small goal met. I set a goal to walk this morning and I did it. 20 minutes (1.44 km). My next small goal - have a salad for lunch. My go-to lunch is very often pasta, fried chicken, pizza etc. So today my small goal is to stick to salad for lunch. Yet ag... Read more

  • Sunday

    2/17/2020 1:17:47 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Today was a day that didn't go as planned. I was feeling much better today. Since the kids didn't get to go to the sitter, my mom offered to take them. The catch is it's 45 min each way. But getting SOMETHING done was important to me. So I took them out, while I was gone, hubby was supposed to get s... Read more

  • Week 5: 2/5/20 - 2/11/20

    2/16/2020 8:04:26 PM, by SPARTAN40

    I am happy with last week. I am posting late and weighed in late due to business travel. I lost a pound this week which is good given the travel schedule as well as kids with the flu and a power outage. I’m not saying I couldn’t have done better, but I am happy to be home and ready to start worki... Read more

  • Just some thoughts

    2/16/2020 5:36:09 PM, by MISSAMY72

    Well I've been back on spark for about a week now and I'm getting a slow start. Re-familiarizing myself with the sight.. I also started coming down with some type of cold or something, sore throat, headache, feverish.. so I've been on the couch for 3 days. That really wasn't in my plan, but it is ... Read more

  • Happy New Year: 2020: Reflection

    2/16/2020 12:30:21 PM, by HEALTHYHEARTZ

    I can't believe we are already nearing the end of February. Time seems to have a way of speeding by when you are in your late 40's. :) Oh, how I wish it would just slow down a tad. LOL. I can't believe another year is already pushing us through to another holiday season- which, by the way, is o... Read more

  • Setback Pep Talk

    2/16/2020 12:15:41 PM, by NEW_ME_2020

    Normally I just scan over the "Read Today's Lesson" portion of the Start Page. It is all stuff I have heard before. But today I paused. The topic was about Setbacks and it had a "Setback Formula" that went something like this:- (1) Give yourself a pep talk (2) Review your reasons for... Read more

  • let down in a small town

    2/16/2020 9:35:04 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    So far 2020 is a bust. I know its early in the year and time to start turning this around!!! I find myself blue and depressed very much recently. Internet outages have plagued us the entire year, I possibly lost a job because of it. The employer had tried to contact me to get some needed inf... Read more

  • FEB 16 to 22 WORKOUTS ETC

    2/16/2020 9:32:40 AM, by NEWME2BSKINNY

    FEB 16=30 min walking.30 min house work.TOTAL 60 MIN.BURNED 354.DRANK 5 GLASSES OF WATER.CALORIES ATE 1,000 91 91 91 91 91 FEB 17=30 min walking.30 min walking.TOTAL 60 MIN.BURNED 356.DRANK 4 GLASSES OF WATER.CALORIES ATE 1,000 91 91 91 91 FEB 18=30 min shoveling .... Read more

  • 2/16/2020 One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love. Sophocles

    2/16/2020 7:35:10 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love. Sophocles Quote of the Day It's always too early to quit. Norman Vincent Peale Love Quote of the Day I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love. William Blake Art Quote of the Day The artist mus... Read more

  • nephew visit

    2/16/2020 12:30:05 AM, by IMREITE

    he is almost 4 months old. he was baby babbling and wiggling. my brother is the dorkiest dad. he definatly learned form our dad,... Read more

  • Not at my best...

    2/15/2020 10:54:42 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    My weigh in this morning was a rude awakening. The injured foot along with the shoulder surgery = very little physical activity was bad enough...add in boredom eating from sitting so much and I have gained 20 pounds. TWENTY POUNDS! I have go to make this stop and get control. It has been very diffi... Read more

  • Sat

    2/15/2020 10:43:34 PM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Yesterday we got back from the waterpark. I got in a great workout. Ended the day with a steak and lobster meal for me and hubby. Kids had sandwiches. We were all happy. Today we had a change of plans. The sitter has a sick kid so we went to my nieces birthday party. We didn't get much in the ... Read more


    2/15/2020 8:12:37 PM, by HWNHMMBRD

    So, pre-surgery class was yesterday. I also met my surgeon. Found out a couple of things that kind of surprised me. Apparently, the hormonal effect of RNY is to ALL your hormones. I could come out of menopause! I really did not mind passing that milestone, and I am NOT looking forward to deali... Read more

  • Starting over.

    2/15/2020 2:20:38 PM, by HIJACKMAN

    I don't understand why it said 2015 instead of 2020 but this is 2020 and I have almost been going to the gym for two months now. Okay here I am again. I am trying this again for what seems to be 100 times. I know its not I am exaggerating. Anyways! Eating healthy for two weeks then joined a gym and ... Read more

  • Day 228 - Meh Week

    2/15/2020 1:36:09 PM, by JEMADE

    So I thought I had a good week, until I got on the scale this morning and I didn't even lose an ounce. Bummer. I did have to stop taking my diuretic pills (blood calcium level is too high), so it's probable I'm hanging on to a pound or so of extra water. Not good news from my Nephrologist this... Read more

  • 2/15/2020 Home is any four walls that enclose the right person. Helen Rowland

    2/15/2020 11:52:17 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Friendship is Love without his wings! Lord Byron Love Quote of the Day The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned. W. Somerset Maugham Art Quote of the Day You begin with the possibilities of the material. Robert Rauschenberg Nature Quo... Read more