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  • So sore...

    1/20/2020 4:25:30 PM, by IOWAGIRLRUNS1

    So after my run on Saturday (5 miles) I tried a challenge that a friend posted online. I didn't even make it all the way though it, and I did 60 squats and I'm paying for it still today! My thighs are so sore! YIKES! Here's the challenge. It was a big one! I didn't even make it all the way thr... Read more

  • Low carb meal

    1/20/2020 10:28:10 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I tried some butternut squash noodles last night for supper. I put it with onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and sliced roast beef (sandwich kind). I used canola oil spray is all that I used. I didn't use any seasoning in the dish. It tasted good. But the smell later kind of reminded me of apple... Read more

  • New Walking Buddy

    1/18/2020 7:36:43 PM, by EGGABIRDIS

    We picked up Molly at local animal shelter. A good excuse for me to do a daily walk. Note to self. Not a good idea to take dog for a walk in a snowstorm especially if your street is on a hill and said dog doesn't want to stay out in the cold. :-)... Read more

  • SNOW!!

    1/18/2020 9:13:00 AM, by IOWAGIRLRUNS1

    Well, we did finally have a significant snow fall! We got about 5 inches of snow, but then we got ice on top of it. So getting around outside will be dangerous today. Here are some photos I took yesterday. My husband will be taking our 17 yr old to work today. I don't want her driving in this, ... Read more

  • Icy day......

    1/17/2020 9:00:29 PM, by KWAKELAND

    It's an icy day here in North Missouri.......the trees, roads, and everything seems to have about 1/4 inch of ice all over. It's very picturesque, but treacherous for all forms of travel and mobility.... Read more

  • Could snow actually be coming?

    1/17/2020 8:45:06 AM, by IOWAGIRLRUNS1

    So this is the 2nd time in a month we have been under a winter weather warning and they are saying 3-5 inches of snow for us. This had better actually happen this time. I was so bummed out when it missed us last time and we just got a bunch of ice. I like a nice, pretty snow fall and we haven't... Read more

  • My weird craving

    1/16/2020 8:04:52 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    To me, the type of craving that I have is weird. I have been craving lemons. Not the fruit but any food that has lemon in it. Its not in a drink but in food. Yesterday I got something that has lemon in in. Lemon Cream Oreos. I know that its junk food but it has helped me a bit with the craving. I am... Read more

  • Good Grief!!

    1/16/2020 7:23:09 PM, by TSISQUAUSDI

    Today started off like most of my Thursdays. Make coffee, start the laundry, feed and let out the chickens, walk the garden and harvest whatever is ready.....I collected two beautiful heads of broccoli for tonight's supper, and a huge basket of collards. I figured I'd go to the grocery store when ... Read more

  • When snow flies.....

    1/16/2020 5:17:59 PM, by KWAKELAND

    When the snow flies, the treadmill runs............... Read more

  • The Days are Getting Longer!

    1/15/2020 8:18:35 PM, by TSISQUAUSDI

    My world has been a busy one lately, and that's a good thing. Seasonal depression can get a foothold if you're not busy doing something. This week I've been harvesting and freezing broccoli - About 1/2 of it is still growing and should be ready soon. As you all know, when things are not good ... Read more

  • Winter Weather Advisory

    1/15/2020 9:37:09 AM, by IOWAGIRLRUNS1

    Well, we woke up covered in ice here again. We just can't seem to get fluffy, pretty snow...just ice this year. We had freezing rain overnight and now everything is a slippery mess. So thankful that I have a hubby to drive me to work. He's also bringing my boss, aka our Pastor as well as dro... Read more

  • Food for Thought

    1/14/2020 9:32:47 PM, by KALEWINE

    I was reading some articles today put out by Lifetime Fitness, where I used to work (before we moved across country). And I came across an article that I thought was rather interesting and wanted to get your take, sparkers. I have found Lifetime's advice to be scientifically sound and they do get ... Read more

  • Lots of food!

    1/13/2020 7:38:52 PM, by IOWAGIRLRUNS1

    We went to Costco today. We had not bought groceries for quite a while. I mean, we picked up little things when we needed them but we hadn't made a large haul in quite some time. We spent over $300. The cart was so full. I'm feeling so blessed right now though to have a house full of food. 5... Read more

  • Big Disappointment

    1/12/2020 9:14:50 AM, by IOWAGIRLRUNS1

    Well, we didn't get this massive snowfall that they predicted. All we got on Friday was rain and sleet. So we woke up Saturday morning to lots of ice. While it's pretty - it is much more dangerous than snow. I was also very bummed out because I had been excited about a nice snowfall. I ended ... Read more

  • Ready to quit ???

    1/12/2020 12:09:07 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Well! Don’t .... Look how far you’ve come.... though it may be only inches (or ounces)..... Don’t quit now!!!! We can do this!... Read more

  • My Naked Ladies !!

    1/11/2020 12:50:42 PM, by GARDENCHRIS

    Such a provocative name for a flower! I wrote a blog this past summer about me falling into my garden after my defibrillator was implanted. I felt fine and mom had driven me home after the procedure and I was told not to use that arm for anything for 48 hours, as it was in a sling I was like ok... Read more

  • Snow....finally!!

    1/10/2020 12:16:48 PM, by IOWAGIRLRUNS1

    We are finally going to see some snow in Iowa!! We have not seen much over an inch this whole winter, and since I love it I have been very bummed out. On Christmas day it was 60* with no snow. That's just not right in Iowa. We should have had a blanket of snow!! So I am a happy camper tod... Read more

  • Blessed Man and the ungodly man

    1/9/2020 4:25:56 AM, by DJ4HEALTH

    Psa 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. Psa 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. Psa 1:3 And he shall be like a tree p... Read more

  • 2nd Blog of the Year

    1/8/2020 9:50:21 PM, by KALEWINE

    Maybe one day I'll get back into some crazy and possibly creative blog titles, but my brain is fried tonight. Since it's been a week since my last blog, I figured it might be time to check in again. My digestive issues were finally not giving me problems from last Tuesday through this Monday... Read more

  • Plugging along

    1/8/2020 8:38:43 AM, by IOWAGIRLRUNS1

    Yesterday I had a fairly decent 5 mile run. It wasn't my best time, but not my worst either. Averaged about an 11 min/mile pace. Went to see the movie "Knives Out" with the family. It was good! A little too much swearing for my tastes, but I enjoyed the plot. It was a really good "whodunnit... Read more

  • Tater tots hot dish

    1/7/2020 8:40:39 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    This is what I made last night that had some of my cravings in one. Tater tot hot dish. The base is 2 pounds of 80/20 ground beef, 8 ounces of diced onions (I buy them chopped up from Walmart), 3 cans of cream of mushroom soup (I added a can worth of water to thin it out a bit), enough tater tots... Read more

  • Happy Monday!

    1/6/2020 3:16:31 PM, by IOWAGIRLRUNS1

    Happy Monday y'all!! It's the first Monday of the decade! What will you do with it? Are you working on the small steps that will help you get to the big goals? I worked at the church this morning, came home and had soup and breadsticks for lunch, now I'm doing laundry and waiting for my jean... Read more

  • Beef and noodles

    1/6/2020 9:02:38 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I fixed beef and noodles in the crockpot. I started the beef in the crockpot Thursday night. The noodles and beef broth in the next morning and it was good. I put some sour cream on top and it was good too. I also made a pizza with sliced roast beef and barbecue sauce. I have 1 slice of that left... Read more

  • Entering 2020 with logical goals

    1/5/2020 10:01:25 AM, by IOWAGIRLRUNS1

    So I know the cliche, "new year new me" and that's not what I wanted for myself this year. I am sticking to pretty much the same goals, except that I am focusing on Half Marathons this year, rather than running 2 back to back Marathons like I did in 2019. I lost 25lbs in 2019 and am aiming toward... Read more

  • 2020 - Happy New Year!

    1/2/2020 4:26:03 PM, by TSISQUAUSDI

    Another year has gone by, and the promise of a wonderful, new year is here! I've learned so much in this past year, especially that I have more strength than I knew and more blessings than I deserve. I'm praying that this will be the year that I find that new home. I'm looking at one that's j... Read more

  • About Resolutions

    1/2/2020 12:41:17 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Saw this and it really tickled my funny bone I guess my “maturing” process (at age 67) has made me a lot less dependent on “being accepted” and much more comfortable in just being who I am, like it or not . Anyway, I thought some might might be able to relate...... Read more

  • New Year, New Start

    1/1/2020 2:26:46 PM, by KALEWINE

    As some of you may have noticed, I've been absent from the community for about a year. I've continued to use the trackers on this site, but I've been too busy to really be involved in the community. This blog is to outline where I've been the past year and give a plan going forward. As some o... Read more

  • Happy New Years Eve!!!

    12/31/2019 3:41:12 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Rarely can I make it til 11.... Let’s have another great year together !!!... Read more

  • Let's welcome 2020!

    12/31/2019 2:07:30 PM, by REBELBLITZ

    Well, I don't know here to began. I have not been on spark People in ages. My husband passed in July 2017. Everything has been a blur for so long. I have an injury to my sciatic nerve as of After Christmas 2019. I am being treated and will start physical therapy soon. Gosh! I had not weigh... Read more

  • Merry Everything and Happy Always

    12/28/2019 11:12:23 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    That says it all, doesn’t it!? As we wrap up 2019 and look forward with anticipation to 2020..... What changes are you willing to make in your every day life To make sure 2020 is your best year yet? There are things we cannot change, but there are plenty of things that we can... Read more

  • True confessions of a perfectionist

    12/27/2019 12:14:44 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Okay.... True confessions .... For the past few years, i have been quite successful in making “artisan” jewelry (by no means professional; didn't really want to...) And its given me pause for thought......I wanna try something else, explore new creative horizons.... It’s time to switch g... Read more

  • True confessions of a perfectionist

    12/27/2019 12:14:43 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Okay.... True confessions .... For the past few years, i have been quite successful in making “artisan” jewelry (by no means professional; didn't really want to...) And its given me pause for thought......I wanna try something else, explore new creative horizons.... It’s time to switch g... Read more

  • Just for Giggles

    12/26/2019 12:20:07 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Or, just for Jiggles.... Still holding at goal weight.... started low carb one year ago today! ... Read more

  • Merry Christmas!

    12/25/2019 11:18:32 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Hope your day is peaceful and your heart full of thanksgiving for the many blessings we have. Merry Christmas Cathy ... Read more

  • See ya on the bus (funny)

    12/22/2019 11:07:45 AM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    To help save the economy, the Government will announce next month that the Immigration Department will start deporting seniors in order to lower Social Security and Medicare costs. Older people are easier to catch and will not remember how to get back home. I started to cry when I though... Read more