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  • The short tail of chicken little

    1/19/2020 4:23:52 PM, by GOLDENRODFARM

    There is this very small bantam chicken running around my barn, she is a splash Cochin almost hen. I think she gets in almost as much trouble as I do. She is no more then a handful, kind of loud when she is in trouble and follows me around. She first came to my attention when she was under the cl... Read more

  • Calliope and the Tree! The Cats Christmas present

    1/16/2020 5:45:45 PM, by GOLDENRODFARM

    Calliope is a house cat, she never goes outside, this is the first time I have had an totally inside cat and they do get bored! She was a barn kitten, then a sometimes house cat, she had her kittens in a bed right beside my bed, I woke up to purring and put my hand over the side only to discover ki... Read more

  • Been a long time!

    1/16/2020 3:51:41 PM, by DOWNEASTLASS

    I haven't blogged for a long time... yikes. Was diagnosed with osteoporosis last fall. I asked the doctor if I could see a physical therapist to line up a strength program for me. Just finished with PT last week and am happy how much stronger I am! Our hospital has a great program that I can... Read more

  • I'm going DOWN!!!! In a GOOD way!! WOOHOO!!!

    1/15/2020 11:53:29 PM, by DIANEDOESSMILES

    Right off!!! At the end of the 2019 Fall 5% Challenge I weighed 174.8, but at the START of the 2020 Winter 5% Challenge I weighed in at YO: 179.4 !!! A GAIN of 4.6 in ONLY 6 weeks!!! During that time as I started to see the 180s again it HIT ME I was BACK in the OBESE Category again!! Y... Read more

  • Been Away but I am now back

    1/15/2020 9:38:49 AM, by ORTATK

    I had a great holiday but got the flu for Christmas and (although I had a flu shot in November), I got the flu and it was hard to get over. I still have a little cough but can deal with it. We have driven down to Florida. I am enjoying the warmth,. Still doing the do, and hope to be un... Read more

  • Klutzy Me

    1/11/2020 11:55:57 AM, by LSANDY7

    I should be able to restart my fitness today. I have been out of commission since Thursday morning when I somehow managed to shut my right thumb in the door of our Sportage. I think the door caught my glove and wedged the thumb between the door and the car frame. I made it through work on Thursda... Read more

  • WOOHOO A new job position!! With KIDS!! Also told ASTHMA Years ago, NOPE! JUST FAT!

    1/11/2020 12:23:57 AM, by DIANEDOESSMILES

    My regular readers know for over a year I've been working with seniors giving them rides to Dr appointments, to do errands, out to eat, or wherever they'd like to go (LOL in reason). Or just visiting them in their homes. But than I had car issues (YIKES!! AGAIN!) but, my car has been fixed (AGAIN... Read more

  • Are you new to Sparks? How it's improved my life 100 TIMES OVAH!! A WONDERFUL TEAM the 5%!

    1/4/2020 9:35:10 PM, by DIANEDOESSMILES

    I began last Saturday Dec 28, 2019 to walk a Colorado trail which starts just outside of Denver. My regular readers know I live in Maine, but some may not know that for a little bit I lived in Aurora which is just outside of Denver. I LOVED the Colorado area!! The mountain views are beyo... Read more


    1/2/2020 10:52:41 PM, by PRINCESS601

    Today I weighed myself and to my surprise, I lost another 5 lbs. for a total of 25 lbs lost It has been a long time since I weighed 215 lbs I need to buy some smaller size clothes. This is the first time I have ever been small enough to get into a smaller size. I am really happy and looking forw... Read more


    12/29/2019 2:26:55 PM, by PRINCESS601

    HI EVERYONE -- Well I spent Thanksgiving and my Birthday in the hospital. My foot had swelling inside, so I couldnt walk. I spent 9 days in the hospital with drs telling me I needed assisted living. I began to believe what they said, so I started with the surrender of my cat. Well, I ended up a... Read more

  • I don't have to be perfect, Others helped me today with that, I had FUN though!

    12/27/2019 8:34:21 PM, by DIANEDOESSMILES

    Daily when I wake up I write up what it is I want to do for the day. Here's today: Shower, wipe down the bathroom (I did shower, but I didn't "wipe down" the bathroom, it got a deep cleaning. LOL Ride Recumbent bike for a 1/2 hour (I did that!! WOOHOO!!) Clean out a drawer... Read more

  • Saturday where I live caught fire, I am ok, but the emotions!

    12/26/2019 1:19:09 PM, by DIANEDOESSMILES

    They say STRESS causes weight gain, I am going to agree ,, at least for now. On Saturday I had attended a gathering for a friend going away to Turkey to help others learn about the Bible. We had a GREAT time!!! As I drove home, and came up my street I could a ton of fire trucks, ambulance... Read more