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  • Looking back

    6/13/2021 2:43:54 AM, by TCANNO

    Trev@wig1.co.uk If you want to stay in touch. www.facebook.com/trevor.cann
    on2 I know that moral is pretty low on SP. but don't give up there is plenty of members setting up lots of site to help you stick with. You only need to search SP's members blogs. groups.google.com/g/maintaini... Read more

  • Future of Official 5% Challenges

    6/13/2021 12:05:53 AM, by KALISWALKER

    I have got a lot of inquiries about the future of the 5% Challenge. The Official 5% Challenge Community will continue. We are testing sites to see what would be the best one for our future challenges. It may be segmented with a some people choosing alternate sites but it will work. On Facebook... Read more

  • Necessary

    6/12/2021 6:52:30 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    On this hot, sunny day, I've elected to spend my time in a conference and catching up on things around the house. Not my 'favorite' way to spend time (I'd rather be interacting with others -- even if it's limited to ZOOM) but at times it's necessary.... Read more

  • 555 blogs

    6/12/2021 5:05:58 PM, by BRAVAH

    Second entry for today. Silly, I know. But I got to thinking about how sparkpeople is going away, and how the only way to save my blogs (as it is a journal) is to painstakingly copy and paste each one somewhere else. That's lame! I looked, and there are 27 pages of blogs - with 15 per page, whic... Read more

  • Life after Sparkpeople,com

    6/12/2021 4:18:37 PM, by 1BLUEMAC

    It is going to lonely i know that for sure i will miss logging in every morning i will miss doing challenges i will miss tracking my fitness i will miss tracking my food i will miss writing my blogs ----------------------------
    --------------------------
    ----------------------... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 12 and 13

    6/12/2021 3:09:09 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: The phrase "Never Again" is too large a commitment and too easily discarded when we stumble. Lord, help me to work on being a better person today, so that in time, my good habits will require little or no effort. A Time to Think--Take time to contemplate the vast peace of Go... Read more

  • I've been a Debbie Downer

    6/12/2021 2:52:11 PM, by BRAVAH

    183.2 I'm blogging for myself, ostensibly. But I used to have quite a few people that would read my blogs. I think I've lost everyone, due to my negativity - and perhaps my wordiness. It doesn't matter, as all of these blogs are going to disappear soon. That is kind of sad. Alas, I've been... Read more

  • My latest blog-journal 6-12-2021 through 8-17-21 come back I will update several times!

    6/12/2021 9:58:52 AM, by SPARKLINGME176

    252 6-12-2021 In response to 2BDYNAMIC's last blog: I've never heard of the 5 stages of grief.... but I have had them all, over SP closing. Our precious LUCY dog passed over in April.... still VERY sad. SP gave me the courage to move forward. I became much MORE involved in SP with the pandemic.... Read more

  • Saturday mix

    6/12/2021 2:52:42 AM, by TCANNO

    Trev@wig1.co.uk If you want to stay in touch. www.facebook.com/trevor.cannon
    2 My Facebook pictures www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-sqv2
    ACpjc www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7eHO_
    PEWLk www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwDVPa
    t4roo www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue... Read more

  • Wow We Did It!

    6/12/2021 12:54:16 AM, by KALISWALKER

    We hurried things up so we can start the Summer 5% Challenge earlier. This ensures we can do the full 8 weeks before SparkPeople close the doors. It was a lot of work but it been it's done! I had my 6 month check up today with my Medical Weight Management (MWM) doctor. It's been about 2.5 years... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 11 and 12

    6/11/2021 11:43:03 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: The more generous and kind we are, the more thoughtful and forgiving, the closer we come to awareness of God's powerful love. Lord, let Your love take over in me and lead and guide me to goodness. A Time to Think--Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.—Co... Read more

  • Sunny Day

    6/11/2021 7:29:50 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    It's been a pleasant, sunny day despite being a little humid. It is so good to be able to spend more time outside. Listening to the sounds of nature adds to the pleasure.... Read more

  • Great thing 2

    6/11/2021 3:07:46 AM, by TCANNO

    Trev@wig1.co.uk If you want to stay in touch. Moving on to more pictures from yesterday: Two infrared Pictures. The first time I have really done this for a long while www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx00XN
    idrLk Now going back a long while www.youtube.com... Read more

  • Fraternity

    6/10/2021 11:40:35 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    The 3rd Order Franciscans met for the 2nd time post Covid. It was a smaller group than usual but it is still good to be back. A common awareness is the importance of human interaction. ... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 10 and 11

    6/10/2021 3:01:14 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: It is laughter that helps us cope with the upsets and chaos of everyday living. Lord, lighten my spirit so that I will not take myself so seriously and be able to find more moments to laugh. A Time to Think--Chances are, you'll never be able to answer the "what if's" in life... Read more

  • Great things

    6/10/2021 2:53:04 AM, by TCANNO

    First, I am going to put up my email address every day for those who want to stay in touch. Please put SP friend in the subject line, Trev@wig1.co.uk Morning All I had a nice afternoon in the countryside yesterday. I was out in a couple of village churches. I have some pictures t... Read more

  • Shots, good intentions gone, and possible stress afoot

    6/9/2021 10:37:25 PM, by BRAVAH

    184 I thought today would be the day that I'd get to 183. Alas, no. I got my second shot today, and while I'm feeling fine, I managed to convince myself that I deserved to break my fast early. And break it, I did. Ugh. I also decided not to go to my fitness class tonight - another good... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 9 and 10

    6/9/2021 8:20:36 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: It is not as significant to have a good life, but rather to do good things with your life. Lord, I am grateful for the talents with which You have blessed me and I pray that they will not go unused. A Time to Think--Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and k... Read more

  • Supportive

    6/9/2021 8:02:15 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    Today has been a day of being a supportive person. Several people needed an ear or a shoulder. To have it happen on a day that had 'free time' is a 'God-instance'.... Read more

  • Moving Forward: Time to TRAVEL!

    6/9/2021 8:20:54 AM, by DDOORN

    Over the years my 3 younger sisters and I (yep, I'm the oldest) have led lives and pursued interests and experiences that resulted in spreading ourselves about as far and wide as a family can drift in the USA: I'm in upstate New York (Binghamton). One sister lives in San Diego, CA; another in Anchor... Read more

  • Wednesday's choice

    6/9/2021 3:12:10 AM, by TCANNO

    First, I am going to put up my email address every day for those who want to stay in touch. Please put SP friend in the subject line, Trev@wig1.co.uk A bit of help If you are getting a lot of emails from the new groups, go and set your email to Digest. This will sent you a list of header on... Read more

  • I am _____ and I have LOST ____lbs. on Sparkpeople.

    6/9/2021 1:36:25 AM, by MOMWANTSNOWAIST

    I was reading a comment on Sparkpeople shutting down and it wasn't helpful ,but it also made me think. It said the law of averages is against people who are overweight and that we will gain it all back anyway. I THINK NOT! I am all for HOPE and Sparkpeople gave me that and ANY .I mean ANY WEIG... Read more

  • Still Looking

    6/9/2021 12:23:57 AM, by KALISWALKER

    We are looking a new site to replace Spark but haven't found the diet, exercise, member lead teams/challenges, and blogs. If you find something please let me know. We are setting up a Facebook 5% Challenge team with topics/sections for each team, so people can keep in contact with their teammat... Read more

  • Flowering

    6/8/2021 9:15:15 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    My vegetable plants on my balcony are beginning to flower. One step closer to adding fresh, homegrown to salads. I do look forward to being able to 'pick 'n eat' later this year.... Read more

  • Changes and Struggles 2021

    6/8/2021 5:36:07 PM, by WOLFKITTY

    I've been going through the cycles of grief for some things related to my health.. and on the 12th year anniversary of the first Spark Convention, I found out today about SparkPeople closing on August 17. https://www.sparkpeople.com/
    resource/wellness_articles
    .asp?id=2659 I had ju... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 8 and 9

    6/8/2021 4:08:28 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Seek God's guidance, but know that the responsibility to act on it is yours. Lord, may I not be lazy because I have prayed and expect You to do everything for me. A Time to Think--Never undertake anything for which you wouldn't have the courage to ask the blessings of heaven... Read more

  • Reviewing the Last 10 Years...

    6/8/2021 2:52:43 PM, by ROXYZMOM

    As I comb through and save various blogs I have written over the past 10 years, I find myself so grateful for all of the love and support I received from you. I am also so grateful that Spark is giving us enough time for proper goodbyes and enough time to save our blogs. It's been a hard day r... Read more

  • Rocking my Autophagy!

    6/8/2021 10:29:28 AM, by DDOORN

    For those who don't know about Blue Zones, I am an avid fan and totally sold on this approach to living our best lives. I had already been experimenting with fasting as a significant strategy for managing my food, health and weight when I came across an article in the New York Times: "The... Read more

  • Easy Tuesday

    6/8/2021 4:34:14 AM, by TCANNO

    First, I am going to put up my email address every day for those who want to stay in touch. Please put SP friend in the subject line, Trev@wig1.co.uk BTW The new Google group groups.google.com/g/maintain
    ing-weight Now has 141 members all old SP friends. This was one of my... Read more

  • New Site?

    6/8/2021 12:49:17 AM, by KALISWALKER

    I am sad to learn that SparkPeople will be closing August 17th. SparkAmerica where you can choose an American city to join. We have a second home in WA so hubby and I joined SparkSeattle https://sparkamerica.com/spark
    -cities/ I am not sure what the site is about, but I will let... Read more

  • Busy

    6/7/2021 9:00:52 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    Today has been busy. After Church, I had an appointment. Recycling Grocery shopping at 2 'mega' stores. Picking up 2 Rx Needed and took a 45 min nap Then 3 ZOOM mtgs Pool I'll sleep well! ... 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

  • Daily inspiration and Birth verse for July 7 and 8

    6/7/2021 1:11:01 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily inspiration: Laughter is a seed for tranquility. Lord, may I set aside my over-sensitivities and enjoy the humorous moments in my life. Daily Scripture & Reflection: Be strong, banish fear and doubt. Remember the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 A Time to Think: ... Read more

  • Staying in touch

    6/7/2021 9:41:19 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    This is my hubby walking our daughter down the aisle two weeks ago. I am sorry for being missing for so long. I have been struggling with stress and a bit of depression. I am not going to dwell on that. I was shocked when I saw the article about SP closing in August. I am still trying t... Read more

  • Monday

    6/7/2021 3:01:48 AM, by TCANNO

    First, I am going to put up my email address every day for those who want to stay in touch. Please put SP friend in the subject line, Trev@wig1.co.uk Now lets get happy. I think you will like today choice. www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wNhdj
    oF-6M www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMBJ50<... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and Birth verse for June 5 and 6

    6/6/2021 4:28:19 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Even the most difficult of trials is God's way of preparing us for something else. Lord, may I view my challenges as an opportunity to grow rather than as an opportunity to fail. A Time to Think--Learn to humble yourself, you are but earth and clay.—Thomas à Kempis To A... Read more

  • I Don't Want Prizes, I Just Want to Lose the Weight!!!

    6/6/2021 2:18:52 PM, by MOMWANTSNOWAIST

    I have been on SP for 11 years now and have lost the full amount of weight to be healthy and have maintained first time wt. loss to me~8 mos, 2nd time wt. loss 1 yr., and now I realize I need to be on SP every day as the reason why I gained the wt. back was when I was not on SP. Those times I mai... Read more

  • Opening Up

    6/6/2021 1:39:12 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    It is so good to see so many smiles as life is opening up further. We now have the processional and lectors at Church. The altar servers haven't started back yet. Humans are social beings. Never take freedom for granted. ... Read more

  • Thank You To My SparkFamily!

    6/6/2021 9:10:10 AM, by DDOORN

    This is a huge transition for many of us! I've been with SP since 2007 when I weighed 100 pounds more than I do now! I was part of the very special Spark Convention in 2009 in San Diego, which conveniently brought me out for the first time to visit my sister, a long-term San Diegan. Althou... Read more

  • Weekend and bad news

    6/6/2021 3:21:20 AM, by TCANNO

    It seems that this may have been a hoax. It is not there anymore Update at 1740 BST Please read www.sparkpeople.com/resource
    /wellness_articles.asp?id=
    2659 Anyone who wants to keep in touch my email is trav@wig1.co.uk www.youtube.... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for June 5 and 6

    6/5/2021 9:20:13 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Even the most difficult of trials is God's way of preparing us for something else. Lord, may I view my challenges as an opportunity to grow rather than as an opportunity to fail. A Time to Think--I do not want merely to possess a faith, I want a faith that possesses me.—Char... Read more

  • RV Camping & Kayaks

    6/5/2021 7:58:10 PM, by KALISWALKER

    We are RV camping for 4 nights. Yesterday we did tourist things like a scenic drive in the mountains on a winding road that follows a river. We explored a campground on a river and sourced out things to do if we stay there sometime. Nearby there is a small heritage museum and a cafe and hiking desti... Read more

  • Bishop

    6/5/2021 7:03:13 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    Our parish doesn't offer Saturday morning Mass, so I went to a neighboring Church. Unbeknownst to me, Mass time was moved to a later time as the bishop was the main celebrant. (He became Bishop of Cleveland diocese during the pandemic.) It was an honor to experience Mass celebrated by such a ... Read more

  • June/ goals

    6/5/2021 5:09:20 PM, by 1BLUEMAC

    This month i am all for being accountable 1 i have signed up to a few challenges 2 i be a good friend 3 l listen... Read more

  • Weekend again

    6/5/2021 3:24:53 AM, by TCANNO

    I had trouble with my "other goals" It would not keep some entries. I emailed T/S and Coach Merle got back to me. It would be worth checking out your "Other goals" to see if you have anything missing. Here is her replay to me. Hi Trev The good news: We were able to fix that goal so you can t... Read more

  • 54th

    6/4/2021 10:10:28 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    Today is the 'anniversary' of my high school graduation. 25 of us got together to celebrate. June 4, 1967 is the date we graduated. Memories!... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and birth verse for June 4 and 5

    6/4/2021 9:04:20 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Much stress comes from focusing on things over which you have no control. Lord, may I let go of useless worry and enjoy today. A Time to Think--I do not want merely to possess a faith, I want a faith that possesses me.—Charles Kingsley A Time to Act--Have the faith to m... Read more

  • Frustrations

    6/4/2021 6:02:58 PM, by BRAVAH

    185 I was looking forward to 183 this week. I don't know what happened. I'm sure that there are random fluctuations, and perhaps this is just one of those unexplainable things. On the bright side, this whole week other than today was at 184. 184, although not where I wanted to be this... Read more

  • The Art Of Mindful Eating

    6/4/2021 10:34:12 AM, by EDWARDS1411

    Mindful eating is not a diet!! Quite simply it's 'paying attention' to what we are eating and to how we are eating. It's 'being in the moment' and 'focusing' on our food; how it looks, its aroma, its texture, and how it tastes. https://www.psychologytoday.
    com/us/blog/comfort-cravin... Read more

  • Quiet Contentment

    6/3/2021 11:01:08 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    Sometimes unexpected peace comes through 'normality'. After Church, a road trip, time with a friend, including face-time with her daughter. Next sharing with a mentor-friend. Overall, an excellent morning. Then drive back to attend a 50+ Club Social afternoon. Walk in the rain to get ... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and birth verse for June 3 and 4

    6/3/2021 5:44:29 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: The more you think about the little difficulties in life, the bigger they become and still nothing is resolved. Lord, may I let go of those problems that I cannot solve and resolve quickly those things that I can. A Time to Think--Faith is the strength by which a shattered w... Read more

  • Thursday get up and go

    6/3/2021 3:11:53 AM, by TCANNO

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDAt01
    CuqoM www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuoWyk
    VNwyI www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC9okW
    m8A6o www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPDvsL
    SnUGc www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSav51
    fVlKU www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-jdl9
    hcCeg Many thanks for you... Read more

  • Find Your Motivation

    6/3/2021 12:15:22 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Looking at these images, I rate myself #5 (bottom right hand). I expect to be #6 (to the left of #5) by July 12th, when I have my annual appointment with the surgeon who will be doing my surgery in the late fall. The recovery will be 8 - 12 weeks. Yesterday I had a telemedical visit wit... Read more

  • Inside

    6/2/2021 9:20:54 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    Today has been a cool, damp, dreary, drizzly day. I did get sprinkled upon coming out of church and both directions to and from the pool. So, just the opposite of yesterday, most of the day was spent indoors where it was warm and dry.... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and birth verse for June 2 and 3

    6/2/2021 9:09:20 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: The more peaceful you become, the easier time you will have living. Lord, bring my life back into perspective. A Time to Think--You can give without loving. But you cannot love without giving.— Amy Carmichael A Time to Act--Remember love is the only thing okay to do in ... Read more

  • Wonderful Women Wednesday Wisdom: Exercise Your Happiness

    6/2/2021 7:14:16 PM, by SHARON10002

    On a scale of 1 to 10, how happy are you right now? Do you even know? Is it difficult for you to answer? We often confuse our own happiness with what makes others happy. Are you aware of what things brings you happiness and joy? Our family and friends are almost always a "given". I want you... Read more

  • Songs and a discussion about the "F" word

    6/2/2021 2:16:04 PM, by BRAVAH

    184 Twenty-, Twenty-, Twenty-four hours to go. I wanna be sedated! -Ramones 24 pounds lost. I know I hit 184 last week, but I haven't been thinking about songs related to the numbers, hahaha. This is a good one. I'm really looking forward to 25. I can't think of a song for it off the... Read more

  • Wednesday's choice

    6/2/2021 3:29:36 AM, by TCANNO

    Morning all, Feeling a bit rough this morning. Not enough sleep over the last week I think. Early morning sunrise yesterday Our radio station last Sunday Have a good day... Read more

  • Joyful June Thoughts

    6/1/2021 11:57:42 PM, by SHARON10002

    ... Read more

  • Reflection Journal: Day #3

    6/1/2021 9:05:16 PM, by HAPPYMAMA2020

    Sorry for being MIA> Been busy over the Memorail Weekend. I had alot of fun though. Saterday we went on our first road trip of the year. We went to Flathead lake. It is an hour drive from where we live These are my two girls playing in the lake. The tall girl in the puprle shirt is my oldest a... Read more

  • Quality Day

    6/1/2021 9:04:41 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    Today was a quality day. I was able to spend much of the day outdoors in the 'perfect (for me) weather'. Temperature was 69's - 70's, mainly sunny, gentle breeze. Only 1 ZOOM meeting. Pool was back open after being closed for Memorial Weekend.... Read more

  • Focusing on the future

    6/1/2021 6:37:36 PM, by BRAVAH

    184.2 This week I am going to reach 25 pounds lost! I have a secret hope of making it to my pre-pandemic weight also, but that's not guaranteed. But I will hit 183, which is 25 pounds down from 208. I'm headed to Zumba tonight. I have my other aerobic type class tomorrow, followed by silks ... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and birth verse for June 1 and 2

    6/1/2021 3:56:47 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Sometimes it is better to remove things from your "to do" list rather than adding to it. Lord, give me the courage to say no to the things that cause me to feel overwhelmed. A Time to Think--You can give without loving. But you cannot love without giving.— Amy Carmichael ... Read more

  • Already a Great Day

    6/1/2021 3:46:59 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I usually shop the Safeway flyer the first Monday of the month, and get the 10% discount. Otherwise I buy groceries online from another store. This morning I did something different, I went to Chalo a food chain owned by the same parent company as Safeway. Chalo is targeted to an Indian/Asian demogr... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/1/2021 2:43:06 AM, by TCANNO

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj_Joh
    Uf-ms www.youtube.com/watch?v=fktaaF
    KFNSc www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0Pfsp
    L7ND4 www.youtube.com/watch?v=o05f8y
    LaaKM www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlGXDy
    5xFlw www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPLFMU
    monK8 Have a great day... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and birth verse for May 31 and June 1

    5/31/2021 8:38:20 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: You will be more effective and get to the next thing that you want to do if you concentrate on what you are doing right now. Lord, help me recognize when my mind is jumping forward so that I can refocus. A Time to Think--A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produce... Read more

  • Balcony Plants

    5/31/2021 4:28:55 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    I finished transplanting veggies into my balcony planters. I enjoy picking the produce and adding it directly to my salads. An advantage of being on the 3rd floor, I avoid needing to 'protect' the produce from various mammals. As I get the morning sun, I'm in an ideal spot for the growing ve... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and birth verse for May 30 and 31

    5/30/2021 10:33:36 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: To feel good about yourself, do things that really matter to you. Lord, help me to know my priorities and act in a manner that will fulfill them. A Time to Think--God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them.—Unknown A Time to Act--Find, in ... Read more

  • Rested

    5/30/2021 5:20:35 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    After Church today, I took a nap. Have talked to most of my children. Enjoying the cool, sunny weather. Reading and relaxing. It's great to have quiet time.... Read more

  • Tada Final Spring Weigh In!

    5/30/2021 12:42:33 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Down 4.8 pounds in the Spring 5% Challenge. I now weigh 160.4, so close to the 150's! I know I will be there soon. YTD loss 6.2 pounds. This year has been a bumpy one with lots of ups and a few downs. What's gone right? 02/01/21 stopped eating during night 03/21/21 only 3 meals a day... Read more

  • The Optimal Temperature For Sleep

    5/29/2021 8:45:17 PM, by EDWARDS1411

    Did You Know? Our core temperature needs to drop to trigger our sleep hormones. If we’re too hot, our body doesn't think it’s time to go to sleep yet, so it keeps our brain alert. Ideally, the bedroom should be 19 degrees (67F) - the optimal temperature for sleep. (Thanks to CHFI FM ... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and birth verse for May 29 and 30

    5/29/2021 7:00:52 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Look beyond people's behaviors and have compassion for what may be causing their insensitivities. Lord, I will not take everything personal because I don't know the weight of my neighbor's cross. A Time to Think--The greatest thing a man can do for his Heavenly Father is to ... Read more

  • Enjoying Daughter

    5/29/2021 5:51:55 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    My daughter came to my place today. We had an enjoyable visit. Many tasks (i.e. replacing filter in the Nikken, getting the large pots in place on the patio, repotting the indoor plants, laundering rugs) got accomplished. ... Read more

  • A pound a month

    5/29/2021 2:53:10 PM, by BRAVAH

    185 There are goals, and then there's reality. One pound per week is the goal. February 6th, I hit 190 and got stuck there. It has been 16 weeks since then, and I've lost roughly 5 pounds. That's less than 1/3 of a pound per week. That is disheartening. At this rate, it will take me like ... Read more

  • Weekly check in

    5/29/2021 2:09:07 PM, by 1BLUEMAC

    Sid went to the classic car garage on Thursday they are going to fix the hand brake and the steering rack and they are going to find the leak too and then they going to find out why there is a clonk every time we stop at the lights i feel a bit better within my self i had my hair and nail... Read more

  • Saturday

    5/29/2021 2:55:17 AM, by TCANNO

    It looks like another warm day, I hope yours is. www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8qQst
    JB_JQ www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJ7s5C
    Qli44 www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMVjTo
    YOjbM www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9ZMDP
    f9hZw www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVb... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and birth verse for May 28 and 29

    5/28/2021 8:54:49 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Sometimes we spend our time demanding that the present moment be different than it is instead of facing the situation and dealing with it. Lord, strengthen my faith because through You I will have enough power to overcome any obstacles. A Time to Think--Is prayer your steeri... Read more

  • Fitness galore!

    5/28/2021 8:44:12 PM, by BRAVAH

    184.4 What a week! My city offered a bunch of free trials of their community rec classes this week. I took full advantage! I signed up for five free trials. I was hoping to get at least one, but possibly two that worked for me. And I did! Monday's class was okay. If I hadn't found an... Read more

  • Memorial Weekend

    5/28/2021 7:29:36 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    This is a time to remember all who have given their lives for our freedom. I come from a military family and understand the cost. Let's not have those lives be given in vain. May we return to a united country that values life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. May we pass on to our chil... Read more

  • Walk-about

    5/28/2021 3:04:28 AM, by TCANNO

    I got out wit may camera yesterday to take a look at the changing area since I was last out. This is what I found Have a good day and weekend. Lets have some fun, get up and move now www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTnKDR
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  • Relaxing Evening

    5/27/2021 7:00:28 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    After a full day, I'm looking forward to a relaxing evening. I started with Church followed by an in-person meeting. This was followed by grocery shopping and stopping at Panda Express for lunch. 2 ZOOM meetings and putting away groceries filled the afternoon. Then off to the pool. Yep, ... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and birth verse for May 27 and 28

    5/27/2021 10:16:26 AM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Expect more of yourself than you do of others and you will save yourself much stress and disappointment. Lord, help me to see how capable that I am. A Time to Think--Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.—Corrie Ten Boom A Time... Read more

  • Another Thursday

    5/27/2021 2:58:33 AM, by TCANNO

    Today I am going look for some of my older pictures, I hope you like them. www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-jG0o
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  • Steps in the Forest

    5/26/2021 11:10:08 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I saw on a local Facebook group that a family is looking for their missing 28 year old son. He may have been sighted in the forest where I hike. There were no details other than a description of him. I didn't think anything of it, I don't believe everything I read. When I got to the forest at 6:20 t... Read more

  • Reflection Journal: Day #2

    5/26/2021 9:48:59 PM, by HAPPYMAMA2020

    Hello Sparkers, I am back for the second day. Had an okay day. I didn't feel like going to the gym at all today. But after getting my kids ready for school and got myself ready. I relized i had my workout cloths on. So I went to the gym. Then I went to my friends to her her complain about her ... Read more

  • Grad

    5/26/2021 9:20:30 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    My granddaughter graduated high school today. She's my youngest granddaughter and the ninth grandchild to graduate high school. Her plans are to become a social worker. How quickly they grow up! ... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and birth verse for May 26 and 27

    5/26/2021 12:00:56 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Too much of a good thing can actually diminish the joy and make it a burden. Lord, help me avoid excess and keep my life simpler and freer. A Time to Think--When a man has quietly made up his mind that there is nothing he cannot endure, his fears leave him.—Grove Patterson ... Read more

  • Wednesday's relaxer

    5/26/2021 3:02:10 AM, by TCANNO

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  • Reflection Journal: Day #1

    5/25/2021 9:25:12 PM, by HAPPYMAMA2020

    So my daily reflection journal is something I am just starting. Not good at journals but gonna give this a try So first question of the day is How do you plan to change your thoughts and attudes? Well I don't have a bad attuted about anything May when my husband says something to tick me off... Read more

  • Home

    5/25/2021 8:59:30 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    With temps in the high 80's, it was good to have a quiet day at home. i did go to Church this morning and to the pool in the early evening. ... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and birth verse for May 25 and 26

    5/25/2021 7:12:55 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Avoid becoming defensive and possibly causing conflict by taking a moment to think before you respond. Lord, help me to believe in myself strongly so that I am able to turn down invitations that make me feel bad. A Time to Think--When a man has quietly made up his mind that ... Read more

  • Nothing Else to Do in the Morning But Hike

    5/25/2021 12:54:26 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This morning hubby and Puppy Royce got up at 5:45 AM to do a 2 hour morning walk. I thought too earlier for me I need sleep. I had a quick look at news on the phone, listened to my audiobook, and realized I was awake for the day. This is my hiking day, I don't 'need' to do the morning hike. Now what... Read more

  • Tuesday Rave

    5/25/2021 2:55:16 AM, by TCANNO

    Well, the sun is out here for a change. With luck it may start to feel more like Spring. I must show you a picture I took yesterday. Not the greatest because it was take through doble glazing. After the rain www.youtube.com/watch?v=aggdy_
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  • Mondays are hard

    5/24/2021 6:37:57 PM, by BRAVAH

    187.4 I wish there was a way to sort my weigh-ins by Mondays, as I'm sure that would tell an interesting tale. Saturday's excess wasn't terrible, unless you combine it with yesterday's debauchery. We had a very late lunch, which wasn't all that bad... except that I kept eating. Chips are my ... Read more

  • Holiday Monday Here

    5/24/2021 4:27:34 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I had a yogurt/cottage cheese/fruit breakfast and added a crumbled up 59 Calorie Cookie. I liked have the very chewy cookie texture, so it's a winner for my 'granola'. The other day in my email I missed seeing that I got a Spark 10,000 steps a day trophy from SparkPeople. Wow now that my Fitbi... Read more

  • Daily inspiration and birth verse for May 24 and 25

    5/24/2021 3:47:14 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: The best way to guide your own behavior is to make a commitment to always be a good example. Lord, may I be a reflection of Your love. A Time to Think--I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still posses... Read more

  • Back to Usual

    5/24/2021 1:55:18 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    After the wonderful weekend, much of life is back to usual. One huge exception, the Fest planning committee meeting will be IN PERSON! Yeah, for one less ZOOM meeting!... Read more

  • Monday is go

    5/24/2021 3:06:05 AM, by TCANNO

    Morning all, lots of rain over the weekend and some was monsoon type. Good news was that I had no allergies over the weekend, bad news no getting out with my camera. Still here is some music to cheer us all up. Have a good day. www.youtube.com/watch?v=50kP4S
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  • 59 Calorie Cookies

    5/23/2021 10:36:09 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This morning when I got back from my hike I was going to have greek yogurt with fruit and topped with granola. Whoa! That granola is very high in calories, 1/2 cup 240 calories. I got creative and started from scratch to create a low calorie granola for a yogurt topping, but it can also be a breakfa... Read more

  • Energized

    5/23/2021 6:42:47 PM, by PATRICIAAK

    After a fabulous weekend with quality people and a good night's sleep, I'm energized. It was great to be around people interacting with quality fellowship, hugs, laughter and good food. The drive, although long, was one of anticipation on the way there and of contentment and renewed spirit on ... Read more