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  • dont give up sunday

    6/13/2021 1:59:06 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Don't give up . Normally it is the last key on the ring which opens the door. A midnight conversation with GOD God ,why is it that the only time I swim back to YOU is when the sharks are about to eat me? I could harbor my soul in your crystal 'clean waters but inst... Read more

  • saturday miracles

    6/12/2021 7:23:24 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles . Notice them, This morning the garden grew after the rain. There will be lots of lettuce to pick tomorrow, Today I watched the sky turn from dark and cloudy to blue and sunny , I listened to a multitude of birds each singing a separate... Read more

  • fight for your friday

    6/11/2021 1:57:01 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been in order to stand back up taller than you ever were, I think we need to fight hard for every day , We need to fight to be ' happy , healthy and kind, We sometimes have to fight to be heard and understood, L... Read more

  • thursday thankfulness

    6/10/2021 7:21:21 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Never give up on something just because of the time it will take to accomplish it . The time will pass anyway. Karl Nightingale i am having a good time reliving some of my very old blog post and deleting some of them, I have done a massive amount of writing over my ten years her... Read more

  • warm wednesday

    6/9/2021 8:27:05 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Someday you are going to look back at all the progress you've made and be glad you didn't quit Another 90 degree day . I spent it with my daughter . We went on a quiet slow walk in a shaded area , The granby bike path in granby connecticut, . Then home to watch videos a... Read more

  • Thinking Tuesday

    6/8/2021 7:07:19 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat. Lots going on here don't get distracted, Whether you join the new format , hang on to friends for more support, or chose to go it alone, for the love of all good things, Neve... Read more

  • Make Mondays Matter

    6/7/2021 7:10:10 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    The struggle is part of the story I guess were all struggling to find out what to do when this place closes,. August will be here before we know it, Me for my part I am collecting emails and facebook names all in an effort to keep my friends with me, I know ill have a couple... Read more

  • My thoughts about SP closing/what's next

    6/7/2021 2:35:44 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone, I'm sure you saw the site announcement about SparkPeople closing, so I wanted to share some comments from my perspective: First, thanks for your support. We've been doing SparkPeople for about 20 years, and it's been an incredible journey working to transform lives and buil... Read more

  • Sunday sadness and blessings

    6/6/2021 7:06:24 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow. i usually add a prayerful poem on my Sunday blogs, Today is different . I have been here now for 11 years , I just found out this is coming to an end in August ,I am incredibly sad. ... Read more

  • Simple saturday

    6/5/2021 7:21:41 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Remember why you started . Don't give up find a new way, Sometimes we hit a road block Sometimes its our attitude, Sometimes life is to hard. Sometimes we have other obligations. We can always find another way , We always should have a back up plan . The answer is there we just n... Read more

  • Happy Aloha Friday

    6/4/2021 3:49:04 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    People give up because they think about how far they have to go, instead of how far they have gotten . When i first started logging my walking adventures when I first got here 11 years ago I never thought i would go very far, So far this year I walked over 276 miles . Over my 11... Read more

  • Thankful Thursday

    6/3/2021 3:45:16 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Be strong now because things will get better, It might be stormy now, but it can't rain forever . After 4 days of rain some of the lettuce is ready to pick and it was delicious , The rest of the garden is doing well. We only lost a plant or two, After 4 days taking methotrex... Read more

  • quick bonus blog

    6/2/2021 6:32:07 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    I was able to walk for 25 minutes the air was clearer and cooler , no sun , I had taken some folic acid with my supper it lessons the effects of the meds, So I expect that each day I may feel a little better, It felt good to get out in fresh air, and i concentrated on my breathing as ... Read more

  • Wild Wednesday

    6/2/2021 4:07:09 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    You can scream , you can cry , but NEVER give up . Found the cutest gift for my grand baby who will be born soon sometime in June. An ex coworker of mine made it she does lovely crochet gifts, It was great touching base and supporting a talented lady. Unfortunate I cant spill ... Read more

  • thoughtful Tuesday

    6/1/2021 8:07:53 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Be the reason someone smiles today As most of you know I have been having a hard time seeing due to uveitis and now cataracts, My husband is aware how tired and nauseous the new meds make me, i walked today but really had to push to get a half hour, My couch and water never... Read more

  • Travel preparation

    6/1/2021 9:27:38 AM, by DOUGDC

    Tomorrow my wife and I are on the plane to California - trading the hot humid and bug filled Virginia summer for the chilly, foggy, mostly bug-free weather of the San Francisco Bay area. In August we'll reverse the trip, enjoying east coast autumn colors more than the beginning of "winter" in the Ba... Read more

  • Memorial Monday

    5/31/2021 4:02:15 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Accept what is , let go of what was have faith in what will be , Memorial day a day to thank those that served so we could be safe. Quiet day here after 4 days of sometimes heavy rain, I got my walk in, Started taking my methotrexate for my uveitis .It comes with a ton of side ... Read more

  • Better Now?

    5/31/2021 8:34:02 AM, by DOUGDC

    SP is asking me to review where I am and what progress I've made. There has been some. Through regular stretching/yoga/Tai-Chi in the mornings I am more flexible, meaning that I can do most of the movements properly and certainly more easily. I am essentially automatic in meeting diet... Read more

  • Sunday Blessings

    5/30/2021 5:52:02 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it. Life's Lessons I learn as the years roll onward and leave the past behind, That much i had counted sorrow But proves that God is kind; That many a flower I had longed for Had hidden a thorn of pain , And many... Read more

  • Super Saturday

    5/29/2021 4:03:36 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    if not us, who? If not now , when? John F Kennedy It rained last night and all today, So i had a quiet morning with my coffee and a book . i finally got tired of sitting around so I took a spin on my recumbent bike . It was a short ride 30 minutes but my heart was in fat bur... Read more

  • Offering Needed Service

    5/29/2021 11:36:10 AM, by DOUGDC

    I've been a consultant of sorts all my working life. A consultant is a person who provides advice or service on request and typically for pay. The key is "on request". Providing unwanted service annoys the recipient and wastes the consultant's and recipients's time. I work with a large organiza... Read more

  • Happy Aloha Friday 2

    5/28/2021 8:06:45 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    No duty is more urgent that of returning thanks James Allen Thank you for all your prayers and kind thoughts, They worked . In numerous ways , I feel a lot better today a slight scratchy throat , the tiniest of headaches . Just a touch of sinus , Sara's rapid covid t... Read more

  • Problems with sleep

    5/28/2021 1:28:27 PM, by ELAINEANNE1

    I have not been doing at all well recently as not sleeping so good, l go to bed around 10pm when i usually feel so tired sleepy but l am mostly still awake at 11pm so I get up and have hot milk and something to eat and this can and does happen most nights(sometimes twice), it's very distressing... Read more

  • Small Things Count

    5/28/2021 8:59:41 AM, by DOUGDC

    Yesterday I checked off a few chores that had been hanging fire. Hooks in the closet to hold my neckties (yeah - you can still wear those when you want to look good), and other hooks for belts. Changed the filter in the furnace/air conditioner. Put new hooks in the laundry room for mops and dusters ... Read more

  • BL Challenges

    5/28/2021 8:56:15 AM, by LADYPJAY

    Greetings: We are currently preparing for the Summer 2021 BLC. The reporting dates for that challenge are: Start weight due June 5 Week One report due June 12 Week Two report due June 19 Week Three report due June 26 Week Four report due July 3 Week Five report due July 10 Week Si... Read more

  • thankful thursday

    5/27/2021 8:04:04 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    you can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore . Christopher Columbus Shorter walk today as I think I have a cold. a little tickle and a headache, Had both shots so all should be good, My daughter Sara 8 months pregnant had a 102 fever and a... Read more

  • Winning Wednesday

    5/26/2021 4:03:43 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Neale Donald Walsch I have to admit I haven't been to comfortable lately .I was stuck watching the pandemic news , gaining pandemic pounds, I was up way to late , playing mindless games on my phone . Feeling stressed that I wasn't doing enou... Read more

  • Moving Soon

    5/26/2021 8:38:01 AM, by DOUGDC

    We are fortunate enough to have a "vacation" property in San Francisco in addition to our permanent home near DC. We can not make up our minds that we want to live full time in either location. So every three months, we switch locations. Each house has its own stuff and its own problems. We will swi... Read more

  • Take over your Tuesday

    5/25/2021 4:06:09 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom Arthur Schopenhauer This morning I went to the eye doctor at 715 am . I have an eye disease called uveitis that can lead to blindness, When i was at the specialist last we tried steroid drops , prednisone, shots in my eye and an... Read more

  • Make Monday Matter 2

    5/24/2021 6:42:24 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    We must travel in the direction of our fear. John Berryman Just a heads up I may not be writing a blog or on here at all tomorrow . As some of you know my eye sight is getting progressively worse. I need to see if it can improve at all if I am to babysit my sweet grandson when he a... Read more

  • Baby Shower Sunday Blessings

    5/23/2021 1:38:11 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Stay committed to your decision , but stay flexible in your approach Tony Robbins My daughter had her lovely shower yesterday .It was a success and fun but very hot out I was thankful for the breeze and such a nice turn out . Everyone had their covid shots except my mom and sister .... Read more

  • Thank you for the positive responses!

    5/22/2021 10:11:47 PM, by IREN0169

    I don’t know if it is sinus infection or bronchitis. Staying at home has lowered my immune system. However, this could be much worse so I will keep on and work on improving my health.... Read more

  • Volunteer Inertia

    5/22/2021 9:06:51 AM, by DOUGDC

    My church, the AARP, and a senior center are the sources of volunteer tasks for me. The physical separation of the pandemic had significantly dented the benefits of volunteering. Making phone calls is not the same as teaching classes. And while non-profits are struggling to stay alive they are often... Read more

  • Sinus Infection UGH!

    5/21/2021 9:12:05 PM, by IREN0169

    I have been knocked on my behind the last few days and have to admit that I haven’t been tracking like I should or even eating like I should. I am trying to at least check in each day to keep my streak going so when I am feeling better it will be easier to get back in the grove. Hopefully I will ... Read more

  • Happy Aloha Friday

    5/21/2021 6:10:50 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lose it, You should stop looking for happiness because you have to.... Make Your Own. Today i found happiness ... In my hour walk in the cool morning air, I listened to upbeat music , listened to the birds watched the clouds... Read more

  • Traverse through Thursday

    5/20/2021 3:57:30 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud, Maya Angelou 27 437 Love Maya and all her quotes and writings. You my friends bring rainbows too my clouds here daily. What would I do without you. 247 Another warm day on the way here, I almost made it out early for my walk . My daugh... Read more

  • way to go Wednesday

    5/19/2021 4:10:44 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    To live is the rarest thing in the world . Most people just exist , Oscar Wilde Awesome day today, I went on a lovely early morning walk while the hubby was on the way to the grocery store. Kind of selfish but I need to make sure I take care of me sometimes. When i got ba... Read more

  • True Tuesday

    5/18/2021 3:54:47 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Not all storms come to disrupt your life , some come to clear your path Stay Positive Keep looking for Hugs, Happiness and Healthy Living https://youtu.be/xxB349lLgPo... Read more

  • I love Sparkpeople!

    5/17/2021 7:24:36 PM, by BLACKIE2

    I have been here off and on for years. I have been logging my food since August 9 2020 and I am about 4 pounds from my goal body. This time I am going to stay here. I feel like I have support and community in another group I am involved in on Facebook. I also use the Facebook group for Sparkpeople ... Read more

  • Move More Monday

    5/17/2021 6:59:20 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Be kind even on your bad days, Today I was going with my daughter to her appointment with the specialist, I could have skipped my walk , It is move more Monday so how could I? . I got up early , set my music to low and set out a little after seven , The streets were quiet the air was ... Read more

  • A Blessed Sunny Sunday

    5/16/2021 3:28:22 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Forget your mistakes and remember the lesson you learned A Lebanese Prayer O God creator of Light: at the rising of your sun this morning , let the greatest of all light, Your love, rise like the sun within our hearts . Amen Armenian Apostolic Church Hope you al... Read more

  • Sugar cravings

    5/15/2021 9:33:24 PM, by IREN0169

    Today I am journaling about sugar cravings. I did well today. My only chocolate is sugar free/fat free pudding. I normally only have one today, however I was hungry after doing yard work and needed something with carbs so I made another one and included in my dinner. I did plan my meals for ... Read more

  • Serious Saturday

    5/15/2021 2:49:45 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Messages for the soul I give you this one thought to keep I am with you still, I do not sleep I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on the snow . I am the sunlight on the ripened grain . I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, ... Read more