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  • Holiday Meal Advice From ~Indygirl/ How I Keep My Weight Off & Lose During Thanksgiving & Christmas

    11/11/2019 9:50:43 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Holiday Meal Advice From ~Indygirl: Wear something beautiful and form fitting so you feel good about yourself and don’t want to overeat. Mindset is everything! •Drink 16 oz water before dinner/ between plates •Eat an Apple 🍎 before dinner •Fill up on Turkey, Fruit, Veggies, Plant ... Read more

  • Getting A Doctor That Cares/ Firing One That Doesn’t

    11/11/2019 9:31:32 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I’ve been so put out by doctors before that I’ve cried. I’ve not gone when I needed to. I’ve gone to the ER and paid more instead. Why? They blame me being fat or are literally cruel to me about my weight. I had one doctor grab my stomach and say “What is this thing?” I cried. I’ve had doctor... Read more

  • For Your Week Ahead

    11/10/2019 11:48:15 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4952 Happy Sunday! Hope your week is full of LAUGHTER, SMILES, and LOTS of SUNSHINY DAYS! Good Night! Til next time, 593... Read more

  • I Had A Pretty Good Weekend

    11/10/2019 11:01:58 PM, by AZROSEZ

    I had a busy day Saturday first I took my mom to an open house at an assisted living community. The place is beautiful and the food is very good as well as healthy. I did not know they were going to have lunch so it is a good thing I had not ate lunch yet. Then a friend that I have not seen in quite... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/10/2019 4:29:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    i just finished a challenging workout with my personal trainer at the gym a while ago and i feel great. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • What's Sewing Got To Do With It?

    11/10/2019 12:41:27 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4951 Happy Saturday! Gotta love those pups! For me it was a SUPER SEWING SATURDAY! Got at least half a dozen sewing jobs done! Some as simple as a missing button being replaced. One was a tricky lace repair. Most were fairly uncomplicated, just t... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/9/2019 10:28:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    a pretty quiet day here today. my daughter is off to volunteer at the local library. she enjoys it a lot. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! today is my parents' wedding anniversary! have an amazing day and a great weekend, everyone!... Read more


    11/8/2019 11:44:24 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4950 HAPPY FRIDAY! Let the weekend begin! What a day it was for me too! Up early (5:00 AM) to be ready for 7AM plans. Plans change. But some don't - did my 9AM medical appointment on time. Left with new prescription. 273 Got a bit delayed with a ... Read more

  • Here it is 8:00 p.m. and still haven’t had dinner.

    11/8/2019 9:17:33 PM, by TEDDYTEDDY

    I shouldn’t go to bed hungry as last time I did that I had to eat in middle of the night. At least I have been sleeping 7 to 8 hours per night for the past week and am doing pretty well, all things considered. Tomorrow I am going to my cousin’s funeral and plan to stick close to home oth... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/8/2019 12:57:15 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm having a great day! my daughter says hi! after dinner, i will be heading to the gym for a great workout. have a fabulous day, everyone! both budgie birds say cheep, cheep!... Read more

  • I Blog My Heart To You

    11/8/2019 4:57:06 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Even though I don’t know all of you personally, I send love to you. Really. Not the fake stuff, the really heartfelt kind. The kind that makes me write to you in blogs often. I truly care that you can feel and see my Journey because I wish success for your journey. If I can help you by... Read more

  • Wise Words

    11/8/2019 12:49:05 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4949 Tough Times don't last Tough People Do! This is my mantra today! Yes, it's been another tough day for me. 39 But I'm not one to quit or give up on anything just because it's tough, hard, challenging, etc. 386 I've always found a way... up, down... Read more

  • Instapot corned beef (brisket) and cabbage!

    11/7/2019 6:38:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    My first time making this in the instapot. First cook the beef. Remove it and then cook the veggies in the liquid--in the instapot, too. It smells great! I removed the liquid from the beef and let the fat rise. I could slim it off before cooking the veggies. I will try to take a photo w... Read more

  • Lo and behold this neck pain yoga just popped on my computer!

    11/7/2019 6:10:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    BIG BROTHER is watching!
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  • Neck pain -muscle spasms

    11/7/2019 6:08:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been seeing a chiropractor/physical therapist all summer. He cured mid back pain and upper back pain in 2 sessions. But the neck muscles, especially on one side, are not getting fixed. He says they spasm and have been building this problem for years. My hours on the computer don't help of cou... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/7/2019 2:16:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool day here today. there was some snow overnight here, which actually stayed on the ground. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! later on, i will be doing an exercise dvd at home. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Twisted Little Beautiful Tree

    11/7/2019 11:02:55 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    This twisted little perfect tree, The neighbors get so angry, They see on it every flaw, And try to call in the city law, But bunnies rest beneath it’s shade, A hideaway where they’re not afraid, I see the beauty- watercolored blooms, And how a fairy book story is on lo... Read more

  • Blue

    11/6/2019 10:53:48 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4948 It's okay to not be okay. Some days are just harder than others. This fits me today. 39 Maybe it's the weather... 425 Maybe it's the new med... (yeah, giving it another go now) 273 Maybe it's just me, with all the various challenges going o... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/6/2019 12:31:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout at the gym yesterday. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • (Real) Questions about cooking turkies.

    11/6/2019 11:27:50 AM, by CTUPTON

    Real Questions Asked on the Butterball Turkey Cooking Hotline Is it OK to baste my turkey with engine oil? Can I poke holes all over the turkey and pour a can of beer over it to keep it moist? Should I carve my turkey with a 16in Redmax or should I get out my Stihl Electric Chain Saw?... Read more

  • Snowbird

    11/6/2019 10:35:30 AM, by POSEY440

    I am off to Florida on Saturday for the winter. Hoping I can get on track there. They have a pool need one right no. Wish me luck, will still be here daily on Spark. ... Read more

  • Something About Charlie

    11/6/2019 12:43:32 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4947 The most beautiful way to start and end your day is with a grateful heart. Count your blessings! Today, Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at roughly 1: 20 PM I met a boy! 213 He's the cutest little 4-year-old you could ever meet! His name is Charlie! ... Read more

  • 365 Days of Crazy And a Few ~Indyisms

    11/5/2019 9:46:05 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Yep, My Journals look like 365 Days of Crazy. I write A LOT to figure things out, like why I do what I do, why I feel like I do... I write to make some type of sense out of my nonsense and I write poetry, stories, and parodies. In fact, a day that I don’t write is a depressing one. J... Read more

  • How many steps in a mile!

    11/5/2019 3:56:30 PM, by CTUPTON
    steps_in_a_mile_solved from a dear spark friend! chris... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/5/2019 10:03:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a much cooler day here today. by the end of the week, there is supposed to be some snow in the forecast. i am ready for it and so is my daughter. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i will be heading to the gym later on for a cardio workout. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Active Day

    11/5/2019 1:41:58 AM, by AZROSEZ

    Today was the most active day that I have had in a long time. I took an early morning walk along one of the nature trails near my house for 90 minutes, I love the escape from the city even though technically I am still in the city. I went with my mom to an outdoor mall and walked around for a couple... Read more

  • I Did It! Do It! Why!

    11/4/2019 11:48:25 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ 4946 MONDAY IS A STATE OF MIND! Put on your positive pants and get stuff done! You will never have this day again So make it count! And so I did - and so it was! 104 244 521 Earlier this month I said something about wanting to spend at lea... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/4/2019 1:31:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout with a trainer yesterday afternoon at the gym and i feel terrific! my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i will be getting in my cardio exercise throughout the day today. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Now That Halloween is Over...

    11/4/2019 10:05:58 AM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    my concentration is on Christmas. I've got Helena mostly done. She's easy - at 5, she tells me what she wants. My girls are a little harder, but not really. Their significant others are a little harder than that, but not really. My dearest is the worse. He grew up in a Jehovah's Witness family... Read more

  • How I Lost Over 200 Pounds

    11/4/2019 9:01:53 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    From 2006 to now I did more than lose weight, I got healthier. It has always been about a mindset shift. I used to diet and deprive and that made me fatter and fatter. Now I add in healthy. I heal. I think, “What CAN I do?” “What fruit/vegetable or healthy food can I try?” “How can I sneak in... Read more

  • Standard Change(s)

    11/3/2019 11:37:45 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4945 "I love turning the clocks back so it gets dark by 4pm" Said no one ever. Ain't that the truth! 224 Truth be told, I have never liked this whole "Fall Back, Spring Forward" thing THEY do with our time! I know that someone, somewhere, sometime, m... Read more

  • We Gain An Hour!

    11/3/2019 1:12:43 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4844 REMEMBER TO TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK AN HOUR TONIGHT! Don't forget! So, in my area, we still have almost 2 hours! It's just after midnight here - but for me, it's still my Saturday. What a long day it's been too! Now that there's little eviden... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/2/2019 11:54:00 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a beautiful day here today. my daughter is volunteering at the library today. she enjoys volunteering there. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! tomorrow i have a session with my personal trainer tomorrow afternoon at the gym. i am looking forward to it. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Perfectionism versus Progress

    11/2/2019 6:32:55 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Perfect is an aspiration. Just remember that we all screw up. I know I do. I have NEVER EVER done a perfect eating exercise plan. I strive for more progress every day, every meal. Each meal, each hour is a new beginning. It is NOT about what’s on your fork. It is about what”s in your... Read more

  • book: The Power Broker--Robert Moses

    11/2/2019 5:28:36 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am finishing this book now. Over 1000 pages of dense typing! OMG! I learned tons! He accomplished great things but got a bit off the track of caring for his fellow man. ... Read more

  • The Bridges of New York

    11/2/2019 5:09:39 AM, by CTUPTON

    I spent an hour yesterday with my husband (nursing home) chatting about the photos from this book. I got it from the Library. Je grew up in a suburb of NY city and went to college and worked there . He seemed to enjoy the book. chris ... Read more

  • November Goals

    11/2/2019 1:09:00 AM, by AZROSEZ

    My goals for this month are: Finish up on deep cleaning and reorganizing the house Get my home office set up and organized Go through my clothes and get rid of the ones that are too big Go for a walk for at least 60 minutes everyday Strength training once I am cleared by ... Read more

  • NEW November

    11/2/2019 12:29:59 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4943 NEW MONTH NEW BEGINNING NEW START NEW MINDSET NEW FOCUS NEW INTENTIONS NEW RESULTS November is often a month of thankfulness. And yes, we all have much we can be thankful for. This November (NEW MONTH), for me, is also a month to test out ... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/1/2019 2:34:38 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am starting to feel better from this cold that i have. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i managed to get in a workout at the gym this morning. have a great day and a terrific weekend, everyone!... Read more


    11/1/2019 12:46:45 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4942 HUGS TO YOU! You made it through October 2019! The most beautiful way to start and end the day is with a grateful heart! Remember to be grateful for something every single day. Stay close to people who feel like sunshine. ... Read more

  • What religion is your bra?

    10/31/2019 4:32:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    WHAT RELIGION IS YOUR BRA? A man walked into the ladies department and shyly walked up to the woman behind the counter and said, 'I'd like to buy a bra for my wife. ' ' What type of bra?' asked the clerk. 'Type?' inquires the man, 'There's more than one type?' ' Look around,' said the sa... Read more

  • Thursday, October 31st

    10/31/2019 4:02:51 AM, by AZROSEZ

    We have had 4 days of snow here, I got about 10 inches where I am at. The bitter cold came with it the low last night was 3 F and the high was 19 F. Tonight's low is going to go below - 0 F. The temps have not stopped me from going on my nature trail walks, there is something about walking in the co... Read more

  • With This Blog...

    10/31/2019 12:47:05 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4941 With THIS blog I will move to a new level in SparkPoints! 252 250,000 Points! It's taken me a little over 13.5 years to do it! But still, it's kind of exciting! 244 Almost done with blogging daily for a whole month now! One more day! Will I k... Read more

  • ETSY Gifts for caregivers

    10/30/2019 5:24:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    No! I am not hinting I need a gift! But I searched for images about caregiving and the ETSY website came up. Maybe this will help someone out there. chris... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/30/2019 12:49:55 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cooler and cloudier day here today. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • I hate when that happens~ wrote blog but it didn’t post....sigh

    10/30/2019 9:30:01 AM, by TEDDYTEDDY

    I probably accidentally left the page before pressing post blog entry button. I’m sure I had great insights but for now will just do a little free association. My asthma is so much better. Sleeping well with all the Rxs doc prescribed. They even “gave” (the invoice showed priced of $2... Read more

  • Imagine ~ if you can...

    10/29/2019 10:07:25 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4940 The most beautiful way to start and end each and every day is with a grateful heart! Count your blessings! Imagine all of us living in peace. It's too beautiful to just be a dream. (John Lennon) 335
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  • Difficulties taking HC hubby to a hospital for tests.

    10/29/2019 9:10:18 PM, by CTUPTON

    Hubby had a 7:30 am hospital test appointment today! I knew it would be a hard thing to do. I had never been to that hospital. I kinda knew I'd have trouble finding the exact place to go in. I started to park in the lot and took a ticket. Realized that was not going to work with him in a motori... Read more

  • OOPS! I wrote a blog on too many ways to see movies and then a blog about my sound bar-for the TV!

    10/29/2019 8:35:34 PM, by CTUPTON

    OOPS! I wrote a blog on too many ways to see movies and then a blog about my sound bar-for the TV! 24 chris... Read more

  • Yes, No, and Wait

    10/29/2019 5:58:09 PM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    God has three answers for us: yes, no and wait. He answered me wait yesterday. It's definitely the hardest of the answers to hear. My baby, Sherry is Helena's Mom. My girls are my whole world. Over the weekend, I saw some of Sherry's pictures on the internet and I don't know how they cam... Read more

  • Looking Forward to My Diabetic Appointment, Weigh-In & A1C Check...!

    10/29/2019 3:38:59 PM, by HAZEL2278

    I had my lab work done two weeks ago & my A1C is 5.8. It has steadily gone down since January 2019. I am looking forward to seeing my Doctor, I could have weighed when I did my lab work but I decided to wait till my regular visit. I will be glad to change "my numbers" on my SparkPeople charts et... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/29/2019 1:48:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful mostly sunny day here today. my daughter says hi. i am out and about, enjoying the weather. i am getting over a slight cold and i am just mainly walking, dancing for exercise. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Most Difficult Monday In Years!

    10/29/2019 1:05:25 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4939 I love purple roses! And this one's such a DEEP DARK PURPLE color that I just had to post this pic today! It's been a REALLY TOUGH Monday! 46 Doctor appointment ran really late - they ordered a lot of blood drawn for labs. 198 Confusion over a na... Read more

  • Snowy Sunday!

    10/27/2019 6:17:31 PM, by AZROSEZ

    Wow! It is so amazing how much better I am feeling each day since the surgery to remove the right half of my thyroid and a parathyroid on the left. I have been feeling horrible for 5 years. I changed Dr.'s and in a months time he figured out what was going on. There were quite a few nights when I we... Read more

  • Cause & Effect

    10/27/2019 3:54:19 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4938 I hope you do have a Beautiful Sunday! 223 We are nearing the end of my full month of daily blogging. Thursday is the last day of October. Do I keep going? Do I take a break? If I keep going, should I work on what to post more? Or just leave it in th... Read more


    10/27/2019 12:56:57 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4937 FEEL FABULOUS! If it doesn't make you feel fabulous, don't do it, don't buy it, don't wear it, don't eat it, and don't keep it! And along with those... Food is not just calories, it is information. It talks to your DNA and tells it... Read more

  • Newest Pics/ Renewal of Wedding Vows

    10/26/2019 8:45:52 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I was like WOWZERS when I compared pics, like that’s really me? I never see it in the mirror. He is such a goof! I love that! We recited our wedding vows again yesterday for our 29 year anniversary, so we took a few pictures. I thought I would share. We met at R... Read more

  • Is it hard to hook up a sound bar for the TV?

    10/26/2019 6:18:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    I bought one. I have a Panasonic TV. I have not even opened the box. 24 The person who helps me has broken his arm. He looked pretty miserable so I left him alone. chris... Read more

  • Hulu, Netflix, cable TV, etc. etc. etc.

    10/26/2019 5:56:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am TOTALLY overwhelmed by so many show to watch! But..books? Well, I could live in the library. chris... Read more

  • Books I wish I hadn't read...

    10/26/2019 5:47:26 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am "cheating" by using someone else's list. 24 But I think I agree with most books on this list. I actually never was interested in the "Twilight" series. I loved "Atlas Shrugged" and I have read it several times. "Davinci code" I liked. "The Alchemist" was pretty boring as I remember. Toward th... Read more

  • This Is FALL!

    10/26/2019 12:46:29 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4936 Just like that! In one short day the leaves all fell! So many that my daughter is ankle-deep in them just leaving the apartment! This is directly out my front door. This is a slightly longer shot out my front door. ... Read more

  • Tea Party

    10/25/2019 6:27:58 PM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    Helena and I had a "Tea" at her school this morning. We went back to the classroom and made crafts afterwards. It was fun. The school gave us papers with suggestions to talk about. Would you rather live in the jungle or on a farm? I want the farm; she wants the jungle. It's interesting to ask ... Read more

  • Advice from a SUNFLOWER

    10/25/2019 12:50:29 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4935 ADVICE FROM A SUNFLOWER: BE BRIGHT, SUNNY, & POSITIVE! Spread seeds of happiness. RISE, SHINE, AND HOLD YOUR HEAD HIGH! That's all I've got for today. Til next time, 593 ... Read more

  • Narcissistic Behavior V/S Self Love

    10/24/2019 11:27:21 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    This was the first compliment that I’ve gotten in eons! They do stop, you know. I don’t care how much weight you lose, people stop noticing if you plateau for a bit or start maintaining. This compliment meant so much to me, which is external motivation. It is a long haul to lose massive weig... Read more

  • Better Days?

    10/24/2019 12:25:44 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4934 Better days are coming! Checked in with some of my medical team, via MyChart messaging, and heard back from one suggesting we suspend trialing the new drug until I'm over this "bug" - really over it. I will try to take that as good news and not be too di... Read more

  • Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire!

    10/23/2019 8:51:52 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I’m working hard at exercise and tracking. I’m a bit disappointed to have gained 3 pounds. The old me would give up. Now, I realize that muscle weighs more than fat, exercise retains water, it takes 3600 extra calories to gain a pound. I have not eaten 3600 extra calories. Water and muscle it i... Read more

  • Tea and Sympathy, NOT Cake and Apathy. ~ Beth Donovan

    10/23/2019 7:30:08 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I think I first made up this saying when I had depression and kept emotionally eating. It really helped, but now I’m a tea addict lol! There is literally a medicinal tea for everything. Check out your local tea aisle. My very favorite brand of tea is Harney. The Hot Cinnamon Spice lit... Read more

  • 3s & 2s & ASL

    10/23/2019 12:58:07 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4933 Three! I know it's Tuesday, and my mind easily goes to sayings like, "Taco Tuesday" or "Two for Tuesday" and no doubt there are many others. But 3 is what came to mind as soon as I saw it was Day 4933 (my number of days on SparkPeople)! Now, don't get me wrong... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/22/2019 7:10:47 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is a cooler day here today. it did rain for a while this morning, then the rain stopped. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Rainy Days & Mondays

    10/22/2019 12:41:17 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4932 Rainy days & Mondays... always get me down (as the song goes). 335 But really I like rain, as long as it's not so much everything is flooding. 257 And Mondays aren't so bad now. They were sure rough when I was racing to get 6 kids off to school and me to ... Read more

  • 75 lbs lost!

    10/21/2019 12:05:28 PM, by EMBRACINGHAPPY

    So at last, I reversed the course I was heading in, and lost the weight I had put back on. I have lost a total of 75lbs since starting 3.75 years ago! Honestly, it doesn't feel like much of an accomplishment, because I'm kind of weirded out that I gained it in the first place. But, I did it all myse... Read more

  • Surgery Update

    10/20/2019 9:02:44 PM, by AZROSEZ

    I had my parathyroidectomy of one of the left parathyroids and thyroidectomy of the right thyroid on October 2nd. The surgeon told my son that the malfunctioning parathyroid was the biggest one she had ever removed. The nodule on my right thyroid was not cancerous. I knew the odds of it being cancer... Read more

  • Sunday Reflections

    10/20/2019 7:05:32 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4931 Being sick does have at least one advantage - I have more time to do stuff online that I've been putting off... over & over & over. 20 Here's a pic of my new haircut. I had it done this last Tuesday, the 15th - but haven't had the time to get the pic from my... Read more

  • Sleepover Tonight

    10/20/2019 3:51:18 PM, by KATTHOMAS2

    I am having our wee grandbaby for a sleepover tonight. It means a 2 a.m. feeding which is just fine with me as it will mean an extra cuddle. My son-in-law is a plumber and tomorrow he has to winterize several island cottages. His dad takes him out by boat and tomorrow while he waits, he will be f... Read more

  • it's sunday

    10/20/2019 2:06:18 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout at the gym yesterday and i feel wonderful! my daughter says hello to all. on friday night, i will be going to a halloween party and the music to be played will all be from the 1980's. i am really looking forward to it. i got in a lot of exercise and steps yesterday. i feel good... Read more

  • Recipes I Love

    10/20/2019 10:13:10 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Cooking= Preparing food with love- preparing food with intention. Have you ever noticed that a well prepared home cooked meal, that someone took all the little steps to make, tastes better? They made it with loving intent. That loving intent, the shopping and chopping and thinking of the e... Read more

  • SATURDAY ~ Sick Day

    10/19/2019 11:03:58 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Log: SP - Day 4930 It IS Saturday, the 19th of October, and the 19th consecutive day of me blogging here! And right now I am SOOOO wishing I could be in one of those chairs sitting on that beach! But instead I'm admitting defeat against whatever cold (or upper respiratory... Read more

  • Laughs from wild animal photos

    10/19/2019 9:16:34 PM, by CTUPTON
    KHpgMYYA6g1aWBCdGZaWHORdKDo_kwjZ0 I am not sure thi... Read more

  • A Poem by Me

    10/19/2019 1:15:00 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    God is the Magic Butterfly, Butterfly come out and play “I can’t” she said I’m a caterpillar today The magic is in you The voice it spoke So she thought long and hard And almost choked It will be hard the voice It said You’ll test your strength Til you think you’re ... Read more

  • How I Stop a Binge

    10/19/2019 12:51:09 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    An Old Article I Wrote For SparkPeople That I Would Like To Share Again: Full Original Article:
    _to_stop_a_binge By Beth Donovan (~INDYGIRL) Binge eating has always been one of my biggest obsta... Read more

  • Friday Sparkle!

    10/19/2019 12:36:00 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Log: SP - Day 4929 May your Friday sparkle! 252 Don't you just love sparkly things? 223 Last day of the business week - at least around where I live. If I worked at a typical business this would be the day to leave work and not give it another thought for the nex... Read more

  • Weather Roller Coaster

    10/18/2019 9:30:24 AM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    There is a serious weather roller coaster going on here. One day in the 50s, the next in the upper 70s. I am reminded of my younger years hearing about people who are effected by weather changes. I wondered how that could be. Now I know...... Read more

  • Thankful Thursday

    10/18/2019 12:53:39 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Log: SP - Day 4928 Thankful Thursday! Each day in itself is something to be thankful for! There is so much to be thankful for! The sunrise! The sunset! The beating heart! The breathing lungs! Chocolate! 246 I could go on - and on; but it's late, been a lo... Read more

  • This picture makes me feel good

    10/17/2019 5:18:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have looked at hundreds of "images" for "pat on the back." Only this one actually makes me feel good. chris... Read more

  • Weight loss WON'T MAGICALLY change these things about YOU. DARN.

    10/17/2019 3:38:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    I (Chris) altered the SP article. But the info is the same. When I first lost weight--years and years ago--I was still unhappy and eventually gained the weight back. I am now pretty happy --but very overweight! 24 By SparkPeople Guest Blogger, Kirsten Nunez 2/14/2019 In a world of fad diets ... Read more

  • my chart ie grocery list

    10/17/2019 2:42:23 PM, by CTUPTON


  • Eureka! An easier make my grocery list.

    10/17/2019 2:19:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    I take hours usually to make a grocery list. -if I do it "right"-meaning plan meals and get the ingredients I need for the week. This takes too long and too much thinking and looking for recipes! So I don't usually get the right stuff to make the great recipes I found. 198 Problem: I never se... Read more

  • SP link Picture Perfect Portion Sizes

    10/17/2019 1:21:26 PM, by CTUPTON
    source/slideshow.asp?show=12 boy do I need to know portion sizes! I also found these graphics: ... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday

    10/16/2019 11:55:33 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Log: SP - Day 4927 HAPPY WEDNESDAY! With each new day comes new strength and new thoughts. (Eleanor Roosevelt) She sure had a way with words, didn't she? My Wednesday didn't come with too much strength, but I did have plenty of new thoughts. 334 My bod... Read more

  • Every Diet Works For Somebody- Do You Want To Diet Your Whole Life?

    10/16/2019 9:17:56 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Every single diet out there works- for someone. My question is “Why do people go on deprivation diets unless they have an illness?” I found for myself and many of my clients that have lost 100-200 pounds, that ADDING healthy foods in, ADDING movement, ADDING spirituality, ADDING knowledge, ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/16/2019 6:48:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool fall day here today. my daughter says hi to everyone. I had an incredible workout at the gym this morning. both budgie birds say cheep ,cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Yakety Yak

    10/16/2019 10:22:46 AM, by KATTHOMAS2

    My husband asked jokingly yesterday if the phone was permanently attached to my ear. I had the loveliest and somewhat long chat with my daughter-in-law. That was followed very shortly thereafter with an equally nice (and long) conversation with my sister-in-law. A phone call from my daughter foll... Read more


    10/15/2019 1:58:39 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Log: SP - Day 4926 So after singing "Monday, Monday" in my head, and out loud at times, all day yesterday, the music is still playing for me! 335 Remember... "Yesterday" by The Beatles? or maybe today calls for something more like this... "Ruby Tuesday" by The Ro... Read more


    10/15/2019 12:41:20 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Log: SP - Day 4925 (My apologies in advance - can't get this song out of my head today) "Bah-da bah-da-da-da Bah-da bah-da-da-da Bah-da bah-da-da-da" Welcome to Monday! It's a new week, full of hope & fresh possibilities! "Monday, Monday, so good to me Monday... Read more

  • A Wonderful Time With Family

    10/14/2019 6:41:25 AM, by KATTHOMAS2

    We had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. The grandkids range in age from 14 to 4 months. The deep fried turkey that our son did was so good! My son-in-law said it was the best turkey he has every eaten & I laughed and reminded him of all the turkey he has eaten at my house. He promptly took ano... Read more


    10/14/2019 5:38:18 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    People are not generally supportive. They pretend to be or try to be, up until they want to get off of their plan. They will not stay on their plan for our sake. Some in our lives cause stress and anxiety. So that leaves it up to us. So when you feel unsupported, what should you do? Who do yo... Read more

  • Sunday, what is it to you?

    10/14/2019 12:08:49 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Log: SP - Day 4924 It's Sunday! HAPPY SUNDAY! Smile more than you cry Give more than you take and Love more than you hate So what is Sunday to you? Is it the beginning of the week? Is it the end of the week? Is it a special day in some way? Is it, like ... Read more

  • Emotional Eating- How Do You Recognize it?

    10/13/2019 2:24:00 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I’ve personally found that I can recognize emotional eating or head hunger, as I call it, because it originates above the neck. It’s a craving, a thought, a mouth sensation or desire, but never a growling stomach, a weak body, shaking or really needing food. It may be the realization of time- again... Read more

  • it's sunday

    10/13/2019 11:23:32 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. my daughter says hi. my mom says thanks for the birthday wishes. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Dinner Today

    10/13/2019 7:57:32 AM, by KATTHOMAS2

    My son and daughter-in-law are hosting Thanksgiving today. I am so excited at the thought of having the whole family together! We will have our son, daughter-in-law, three grandsons, our daughter, son-in-law and baby granddaughter and my sister. Our son is deep-frying the turkey and we are all br... Read more