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  • 22th of September

    9/22/2019 7:18:11 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good day! Beautiful weather and enjoyed teaching Sunday School today. Had a pleasant day relaxing and being grateful for the good that is present today.... Read more

  • My Goals inre 5% 8-Week Challenge

    9/22/2019 2:33:30 PM, by MOOMSHINE

    Challenging: Staying on Program for 8 weeks straight is Challenging. My goal is to complete the 8-week challenge with a 4 pound loss. I hope my 2.5% goal isn't grounds for expulsion. 211 Attainable: Staying on Program for 8 weeks is attainable! Specific: Staying on Program for 8 weeks ... Read more

  • Part 1: Seniors

    9/22/2019 12:44:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    Most seniors never get enough exercise. In His wisdom God decreed that seniors become forgetful so they would have to search for their glasses, keys and other things thus doing more walking. And God looked down and saw that it was good. Then God saw there was another need. In His wisdom He made s... Read more

  • All the Pumpkins

    9/22/2019 7:40:29 AM, by ZELLAZM

    I finally made it to the annual Pumpkin Exhibition in Ludwigsburg. I've been meaning to go for years but this is always one of the busiest seasons for me with new English classes starting, the new semester at the Bible school kicking off, the October retreat to Switzerland, and new programs getting ... Read more

  • 22nd September

    9/22/2019 6:51:10 AM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
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    r_2019.jpg "No plans day - make time to slow down and be kind to yourself" Well, I have to go to work at 1.30 pm today - until 10 pm, so I have to be a bit organised. I've been out for a run this morning, had a bath,... Read more

  • Wellness Day

    9/21/2019 11:25:34 PM, by BLITZEN44

    At work we have Wellness Days about 4 times a year. We partner with the nearby pharmacy and offer free health screenings for the public as well as fun give-aways for the whole family. Of all my coworkers, my boss always selects me to run them. It's just PR to promote the business and normally I w... Read more

  • 21th of September

    9/21/2019 10:59:02 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Morning! It was a day of joy and meeting new ladies who shared many kindnesses my way. Heard an inspiring speaker who spoke of the many sacrifices and gifts of wisdom so that I might live in this beautiful country and be free.... Read more

  • 21st September

    9/21/2019 2:38:12 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
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    r_2019.jpg "Get outside and give your mind & body a natural boost" I was at work from 7.30 am to 3.30 pm, then met a friend after work for a stroll along the promenade. It was raining a bit, and getting foggy.......... w... Read more

  • A Loving Tribute to My Dear Sophie-kins

    9/21/2019 1:56:15 PM, by AMYBELLES

    I’ve been putting off writing this blog for over three weeks now, ever since we put our dog, Sophie to sleep on August 27th. I wanted to write it to pay tribute to her, just as I did when we lost her brother, Max in January. I know writing can be very therapeutic for me. But up till now I had... Read more

  • Another Diet Change

    9/21/2019 9:25:18 AM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    As we get older, I guess it's true that we have to start to be mindful about dietary choices. Things have changed for me, yet again, and I have to tweak what I'm eating so I can try to improve numbers without the use of medication. I've learned what you eat determines your health. I know I've ... Read more

  • 40 Days Til Halloween

    9/21/2019 9:15:32 AM, by OHANAMAMA

    Last night I ate bread. It was whole grain, organic, but still, bread. I also ate potato chips. Plain ol run of the mill potato chips. It’s has been a very very long time since I’ve had either. The bread was very good, the chips...meh, not worth the carbs and calories. I feel so fat for not fo... Read more

  • Summary of Progress - 6 months of this

    9/21/2019 8:52:09 AM, by THETROUT

    I've been working on my weight since midMarch. I lost 12 pounds before going on vacation in June for 2 weeks. Gained 5 while gone. Fought in July to get it back off. As of today, September 21, I've lost 19 pounds, averaging between 3 and 4 pounds a month. I'm eating within the calorie range... Read more

  • Frustrations at the nursing home

    9/21/2019 2:05:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    Two big problems. Darn. Hubby needs a "small" surgery. The pump holding a medicine needs to be replaced. After I think, 5 years they do that. But... it is Tuesday and Monday many things need to be done! I didn't get the phone message* and I just found out today. I have been saying some pray... Read more

  • Not feelin' too good today...

    9/21/2019 1:51:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    Just kidding, of course. Chris 213... Read more

  • 20th of September

    9/20/2019 10:08:33 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Start the day with a rain. Ground looked fresh. The sun came out and the day was beautiful. Was blessed with money in my bank account enough to pay my bills. So grateful that I do not owe anyone this month.Seeing opportunities for joy in my day. I did not eat more calories than I burned. I am blesse... Read more

  • 20th September

    9/20/2019 4:59:16 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappine
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    ber_2019.jpg "Look at photos from a time with happy memories" Ah, well that's easy these days, with so many photos stored on our phones and things. I have a nice little album of photos from my son's wedding which I like... Read more

  • Day 3 and 4 and 5 went well too, really pleased with this

    9/20/2019 3:46:11 PM, by DSJB9999

    More to follow, I have been interrupted by my MiL Thanks for your comments friends, but I have left it too late again today and am too tired to write much more apart from, I have had a lovely meal with my Dad tonight, he was 76 today and I made him Salmon fishcakes with a roast, it was... Read more

  • Antibiotics and Steroids

    9/20/2019 2:57:22 PM, by DRAGONPRYF

    Well the illness I had a month ago never went away and sent me back to the Dr last night. I am on another round of Antibiotics and Steroids for this sinus infection. I did have a whole weekend planned so instead I will put on the mask and house de-clutter. The weather is beautiful. It was 54... Read more

  • My 5% Fall Challenge Commitment

    9/20/2019 9:36:32 AM, by MAWMAW101

    My 5% Fall Challenge Commitment I Commit to sticking with the challenge start to finish I Commit to checking in with the team daily, to post exercise minutes and LTGL points I Commit to making an effort to join in as many extra activities as possible (blogs, games, etc) I Commit to do... Read more

  • 19th of September

    9/19/2019 9:50:42 PM, by NOCALORIES

    What an opportunity to see God's beauty manifested. Live today being happy for my home and the gifts of kindness that are present. Refreshed with a shower of rain this evening. Dogs enjoyed being comfortable inside. Joy surrounded my day.... Read more

  • Reasons Why

    9/19/2019 3:54:32 PM, by DESKJOCKEY925

    Lots of changes this month ... both in focus and attitude. 24 The past 9 months have been incredibly stressful for me both at work and home. And, at least for the next year, that is not likely to change significantly. 436 DD and her family will be living with us at least anothe... Read more

  • 19th September

    9/19/2019 3:39:30 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
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    r_2019.jpg "Think of a previous mistake you're glad you made and why" I can think of things that seemed bad at the time, but which turned out better in the long run, but I wouldn't call them mistakes. I honest... Read more

  • How'ma doin'?

    9/19/2019 12:53:34 PM, by SUSMANNIE

    It seems l haven't blogged in a while. I haven't been logging in everything I eat, but instead have been following a template of sorts. A pattern of allowed eating. Analyzing my food logs, I saw a pattern of way too much snacking. On high calorie foods. Sure, I'm not eating Hershey bars and coo... Read more

  • Lost 50 Pounds! Happy Dance!

    9/19/2019 11:32:15 AM, by KALISWALKER

    I have officially lost 50 pounds since I joined Spark 1/24/2008. I haven't been the fastest loser, but I have never been a quitter. As of this morning, I weigh 6 pounds less than my husband, and 23.6 pounds less than my driver's license! I am excited to have my follow up medical appointment for... Read more

  • Day 1 and 2 successful, onto Day 3 Still Determined

    9/19/2019 2:10:14 AM, by DSJB9999

    I am pleased with how days 1 and 2 went, definitely more in control of my eating and behaviour. The scales say similar but I feel better in myself! 104 My DH is off Fri, Sat, Sun so my Will power and planning will have to be charged up! 521 I am so lucky with my current job that I ca... Read more

  • 18th of September

    9/18/2019 11:13:07 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Rise in the morining being grateful for today. Reading the Bible to start my day with God. Rejoicing in the beautiful day. Seeing the opportnities to appreciate the kindness which I receive today. Life is a challenge, but with gratitude the day can be filled with blessings.... Read more

  • Winding down from Frozen Jr....

    9/18/2019 9:04:41 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    What a great way to start the school year! D15 had over 120 hours of required drama rehearsals and performances in just six weeks time. Hitting the books full time is just not as thrilling as the drama experience.... Read more

  • 2019-09-18 IMPORTANT - re women and their heart health care..

    9/18/2019 2:28:09 PM, by 75HEALTHYME

    This is an excerpt from a newsletter from a knitting wizard and I like to think a friend.. Cheryl Brunette .. “Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States [their emphasis], killing 299,578 women in 2017—or about 1 in every 5 female deaths.” I’m talking to ... Read more

  • The ups and downs

    9/18/2019 2:15:51 PM, by DRAGONPRYF

    Saturday was a day of triumph. I was scared to go on this hike in DC. I had to take the Metro and then walk 8/10 of a mile to the start point. The walk was supposed to be 2 miles with about 100 people and then the 8/10 of a mile back to the metro. Before back surgery, this wasn’t an issue, post-... Read more

  • I Will Make Exercise Fun & Rewarding!

    9/18/2019 12:53:20 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This morning I am doing my 2019 Fall 5% Challenge exercise planning so I am successful in losing weight, increasing my strength and feeling great. 1) It's fall so hubby and I are going back to the gym at the recreation center. I can do water aerobics and we can both go to the gym for strength ... Read more

  • 18th September

    9/18/2019 4:20:07 AM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
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    r_2019.jpg "Don't compare how you feel inside to how other people appear outside" You just never know how other people are feeling on the inside - appearances can be deceptive. I'm always very dubious about pe... Read more

  • 17th September

    9/18/2019 3:58:40 AM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
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    r_2019.jpg "Leave positive messages where you will see them regularly" I think my vision board fulfills this purpose best - it's in my bedroom, in the space where I get dressed. I've created a kind of little dressing-room... Read more

  • 17th of September

    9/17/2019 11:57:49 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Beautiful day! The weather was nice. Great for being outside. How delight to have pleasant visits on the phone and get business of my different activities accomplished. What a joy to be a member of Spark People and having much support to move toward to being a healthier me today.... Read more

  • Hills, Curves, Twists and Turns

    9/17/2019 7:33:27 AM, by DEEGIRL50

    I knew going back to work was going to add stress, alarms, time constraints, tiredness to my journey (up hill). Add in a head cold (curve) and it's even harder. What's the saying? "When the going gets tough, the tough get going!" I work in an elementary school where food is constantly presen... Read more

  • Day 1 again - 17th September

    9/17/2019 3:56:14 AM, by DSJB9999

    I have had a few good days but some not so good! Think it has been 1 good then 1 less good and think I may be putting too much pressure on me and need to really think over what's going on! Ribs still aching at night and sometimes during the day but Paracetomol helps. Time is moving on so hopefu... Read more

  • It will never be the same without her

    9/17/2019 12:30:44 AM, by BLITZEN44

    So our sweet girl is gone. I have nothing but regret. I know her entire back end had given out and she couldn't reliably stand to walk on her own any more, and I know she was in pain to the point where she'd chewed off most of the hair on her hindquarters, but we don't have our loved ones put to d... Read more

  • 16th of September

    9/16/2019 11:46:27 PM, by NOCALORIES

    The day began with joy in seeing the beauty of the day. Being grateful for a washer and dryer so to have clean sheets and towels to start the week. Being blessed that my husband fixed the drain in the bathroom so the water flowed freely.What a day to rejoice and be glad.... Read more

  • I feel like a rock star!

    9/16/2019 11:23:22 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Who weighs less than their driver's license? What weight is on your driver's license? What date was that? Compare it to the Spark Weight Over Time Report for your actual weight. My driver's license was issued Oct. 29, 2018, my weight was 215.6. On Spark, it was 217, so quite close given it could hav... Read more

  • Online Learning

    9/16/2019 10:36:43 PM, by AMYBELLES

    One of our blog assignment choices for my BSG challenge this week is -September 15th is National Online Learning Day. It showcases how students of all ages are thriving with the ability to learn online—anywhere, anytime. It seeks to cultivate awareness of, and support for, this ever-growing communit... Read more

  • I just wrote my first Letter to the Editor!

    9/16/2019 3:09:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    It is about not hearing clearly in my church services. I want to hear the sermons and hymn words. I really can't understand the words. I wonder if anyone will agree with me. chris... Read more

  • 2019 Fall 5% Challenge - Are you up for the Challenge???

    9/16/2019 10:59:49 AM, by MASTERPIECE8

    It's time to sign up for the Fall 5% Challenge. Want to join us? Why miss out? Some of the reasons I have loved being part of the 5% Challenges are: I have made wonderful friends with each challenge. I've bee a part of the 5% challenges for approximately 3 years now. I love them and all ... Read more

  • 16th September

    9/16/2019 9:51:22 AM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
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    r_2019.jpg "Notice the things you do well today, however small" That's cool. I did my morning stretches well. I updated Spark threads. I delivered the medication orders (for work) to the pharmacy at the right time. ... Read more

  • I Refuse ...

    9/16/2019 6:29:45 AM, by DEEGIRL50

    I refuse to gain back the 25 pounds that I have lost since January 1st, 2019. (Reminder to Myself) My last blog was about a Bounce Back Day, and now, I've gone and done it again. After finishing my first full week of work, my DH and I went out for Mexican food on Friday night. Planned mea... Read more

  • A New Week, a Renewed Determination

    9/16/2019 12:32:05 AM, by MOOMSHINE

    I’ve not feeling very hungry, amd I’m not losing weight, which makes me think I’m eating way too many calories. I can see a change in my abs, so I do see some progress...I just want to lose these extra pounds so I can wear some new clothes. I’ve had few bouts of depression, but no major downs. I am ... Read more

  • 5% Fall Challenge.... Will you join us?

    9/15/2019 8:53:27 PM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    This is your invitation to a challenge that can change your life... if you let it. It's a 56 day commitment... are you ready? Looking for a way to buckle down and lose before the holidays hit? Then, this is the place you want to be. Benefits of joining the challenge include... Account... Read more

  • 15th of September

    9/15/2019 6:07:40 PM, by NOCALORIES

    What a day filled with blessings. Up had a shower and started my day refreshed and ready to dress and get to church Beautiful Bible Lesson and rejoicing in God. So grateful to have the opportunity to enjoy a nice lunch with my husband.... Read more

  • 15th September

    9/15/2019 3:57:59 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
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    r_2019.jpg "Make time today to do something you really enjoy" I was fortunate enough to have a day off from work today. So I took the bus out of town and did a really lovely walk using a great app I have on my phone whic... Read more

  • just sayin’ … taking things one at a time

    9/15/2019 2:35:13 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    Well, Sparkers … life is good here. I’ve been walking 5x a week for five weeks now. That compulsion to chew and gorge on food … bingeing … hasn’t reared its ugly head in a long time. I’ve been eating all kinds of foods I truly enjoy … no good or bad food descriptions. BUT …... Read more

  • 14th of September

    9/14/2019 11:52:56 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good day! Had a pleasant day enjoying the beautiful day.Glad my dogs rested in the comfort of sunshine, but not super hot. Life has its challenges, but finding reasons to be grateful in the day brings blessings.... Read more

  • 5% Challenge 56 Days of Success

    9/14/2019 4:46:08 PM, by KALISWALKER

    In the Fall 5% Challenge I can - 1 do a 56-day exercise streak 2 make an exercise schedule 3 make new friends at the gym 4 work with a trainer 5 get stronger 6 have more energy 7 make a new playlist for kitchen dancing 8 invite my friends to hike with me 9 hike with my dog 10 ... Read more

  • A friend lost 25 lbs since June but...

    9/14/2019 1:22:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    A friend lost 25 lbs since June but...she seemed discouraged, like that was not enough. She does this over and over and over . She is now 62 years old. She was on WW a few months ago, dropped some weight, gained it back over the winter. She did it with a friend of hers. The friend lost a ... Read more

  • Another great day!

    9/14/2019 9:48:35 AM, by MAWMAW101

    213 My summer has been filled with some really wonderful days. Yesterday my visitor for the day was our 3yr old great grandson. It was a perfect day! Now it’s time to plan my perfect fall, get back on track, join a Fall challenge and keep Sparking. ... Read more

  • 14th September

    9/14/2019 8:09:47 AM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
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    r_2019.jpg Today's prompt is "Stop the glorification of 'busy'. It's good to take a break" I chose that picture above because I can often waste time in pit of inertia and procrastination! Kind of opposite of busy!!!... Read more

  • Vigilance

    9/14/2019 7:01:59 AM, by ZELLAZM

    In the New King James version, I Peter 5:8 says "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour." I think I've posted this before, but it bears repeating: Vigilance, according to Lexico online dictionary, is "the action ... Read more

  • This is her last day

    9/13/2019 11:32:10 PM, by BLITZEN44

    Our dear 16 year old family dog has declined in health sharply. She trips and falls over everything in her path (her vision is seemingly gone) and gets stuck just laying on the ground where she lands until someone comes and picks her up. Without going into gory detail, suffice it to say she has se... Read more

  • !3 th of September

    9/13/2019 9:52:52 PM, by NOCALORIES

    A day of enjoying the sunshine.Appreciating the enjoyment of a walk. So grateful to be a member of Spark People and all the ways it motivates me to live a healthy life.... Read more

  • Weekend is Almost Here & I Have a Competitor

    9/13/2019 7:56:49 PM, by KALISWALKER

    The other day I went to 3 gyms. I want good equipment, a pleasant atmosphere, and some other women. Ideally, there would be a trainer too. I was thinking about my blog the other day. 'You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with'. When I play cards, we are a group of 8 f... Read more

  • 48 Days Til Halloween

    9/13/2019 7:11:07 PM, by OHANAMAMA

    It’s gonna be a wonderful night! I love a beautiful full moon! One on this night makes it special and it is pretty rare! I took today off work planning on hanging lots of pumpkins in my trees but it’s so freaking hot and humid that we decided to wait for a better day. Like tomorrow mornin... Read more

  • 13th September

    9/13/2019 3:46:29 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
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    r_2019.jpg "Be wiling to show how you feel and ask for help when needed" I didn't have a need for this today. 593... Read more

  • It's The Weekend!!!!

    9/13/2019 2:46:01 PM, by DRAGONPRYF

    This week I have been working on my water intake. Every day I have had 8 cups of water, except yesterday. I have never liked drinking water. I add lemon but still not a fan of water but I have been improving. As a singer, we are always told to “pee white, sing right” but when you have to l... Read more

  • 9/12

    9/13/2019 12:51:10 AM, by MAMATRAUB

    Started 100 days weight loss journal today, my arthritis is so bad I need to be busy! I didn't eat enough calories (891) but I'm happy with my food choices! Planned my meals for tomorrow!... Read more

  • ABS-olutely Awesome Autumn - Biggest Loser Challenge SparkPage Contest Winners

    9/12/2019 10:05:58 PM, by KPACE7

    To kick off the ABS-olutely Awesome Autumn Biggest Loser challenge, members decorate their SparkPages to reflect their challenge team. There are so many GREAT SparkPages, it is hard to award only one first place. Selecting finalist is NEVER easy. Every participant completed the ABS-olutely A... Read more

  • Finally, real knee progress

    9/12/2019 8:58:00 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am able to bend both knees. It has been years--at least since 2016. I thought they were bending better. Then I visited a new "Y." We needed to go upstairs when someone was showing me around. I tried doing stairs the normal way and I did it! This is the best thing that has happened to me ... Read more

  • 12th of September

    9/12/2019 7:39:07 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Pleasant morning sleeping in. Took the opportunity to get my 8 hrs. Busy on the computer last night and stayed up too late. Need to get back on track drinking water, watching portions, and being sure I accomplish 30 minutes of exercise daily. Each day is a new opportunity to be the best me.... Read more

  • I sit in a walkway

    9/12/2019 4:00:24 PM, by DRAGONPRYF

    Here I sit in a walkway while work life happens around me. Conversations in the Quadricles or Meeting spaces. It's loud in here. People calling to each other over the cube walls or aisles all around me. People walk past, always leaving a breeze in their wake. Back and Forth. Back and Forth. I... Read more

  • 12th September

    9/12/2019 3:52:09 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
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    r_2019.jpg "Find a caring, calming phrase to say to yourself when you are feeling low" Well, I've been trying to come up with something all day - and the only thing I can think of that kind of keeps me going when I'm low,... Read more

  • Aaaaand it's over

    9/11/2019 11:53:25 PM, by BLITZEN44

    So my plan was short lived. A short life is better than no life when it comes to dieting. Every day of eating healthy is better than a day of not eating healthy...even if it is only for 3 days! On the bright side, I found a new Keurig for $1.79. For some reason, Keurig machines are also sh... Read more

  • 11th of September

    9/11/2019 11:33:07 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Making my day filled with blessings. Finding opportunities to appreciate the coolness while walking. It was the perfect temperature 77 degrees. Spending time appreciating the benefits of Spark People. So grateful to be a member of Biggest Loser Challenge and having to report my weight to Rockin' Red... Read more

  • A decoration for hubby's nursing room door...

    9/11/2019 9:07:08 PM, by CTUPTON

    I actually got an orange and black door matt with this quote on it. Hopoe it gives him and the aises oops! aides a chuckle. chris... Read more

  • You Are the Average of 5 People?

    9/11/2019 3:56:01 PM, by KALISWALKER

    'You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with'. For example, if your friends and families are overweight it does influence you.. birds of a feather flock together. It doesn't mean they are bad people but think if you want to be like them in all ways. But you can see outside of... Read more

  • 11th September

    9/11/2019 1:25:58 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
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    r_2019.jpg "Aim to be good enough, rather than perfect" One of the best phrases I ever came across was "I am perfectly imperfect". I don't know where I came across it - but it stuck with me. We are all perfect, exa... Read more

  • Playing hooky

    9/11/2019 12:25:08 PM, by SUSMANNIE

    Is that an old timer's expression? Ah...well. I am attending a meeting through Zoom as I work from home about the results of the study on our Corporate Culture. Or, "Are you f__ing kidding me?" as my husband said. It was difficult going back to work after having a week off. I actually began to ... Read more

  • After PT stretching my neck muscles I feel like JarJarBinks!

    9/11/2019 11:25:44 AM, by CTUPTON

    ... Read more

  • 50 Days Til Halloween

    9/11/2019 11:15:50 AM, by OHANAMAMA

    Yesterday was 51 days and I never got around to blogging. It happens. I'm not doing two today to make up for it. Now it's... til Halloween!! I'm kinda "put out" with today. Before I even got out of bed, I knocked over the coffee hubby brought me and was sitting on my night table. I'... Read more

  • 11th August 2019 Back to it after the summer!

    9/11/2019 6:04:58 AM, by DSJB9999

    I have had a wonderful summer, perhaps a little indulgent/synful and my dh is back at work today so won't be encouraging me to 'treat myself' or going as much Self Sabotage too! My holiday in Skegness was wonderful for the 4 of us, the youngsters chose to spend some of their holiday money on ... Read more

  • 10th of September

    9/10/2019 11:10:32 PM, by NOCALORIES

    It was a great day. The sun shone and a soft breeze brought comfort to the day. Being grateful to all the people I was in contact as they brought blessings in my day. Gratitude is a gift I appreciate knowing.Lifting myself to being a better me today.... Read more

  • 10th September

    9/10/2019 2:46:58 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
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    r_2019.jpg "Give yourself permission to say NO to requests from others" I've only really learned how to do this in latter years - and I'm in my mid-sixties...............afte
    r too many year being a people-pleaser and ... Read more

  • A quick up date and a joke

    9/10/2019 9:49:55 AM, by IMEMINE1

    Hi everyone, I just wanted you to know I am working crazy hours at Wal Mart (in the deli) and have been trying to keep up with everything. I have been sick since Labor day, supposedly sinuses and was on meds and a decongestant but boy did it mess me up. I am down to 98.8 pounds (I really had n... Read more

  • I know what to do, I just don't do it

    9/10/2019 9:28:00 AM, by LINDASPANGLE

    A couple of months ago, I ran into the sliding glass door between my patio and my home. It was night and dark outside. For some reason, I thought the door was open, but it wasn't and I slammed into it pretty hard. I rubbed my the area on my shoulder where it hit the door and assumed it would b... Read more

  • 9th September

    9/10/2019 4:57:06 AM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    I'm playing catch-up here as I didn't post yesterday. https://www.actionforhappiness
    .org/media/803824/septembe
    r_2019.jpg "Avoid saying "I ought to" or "I should" to yourself" Good advice. I came across this one several years' ago and do try to practise it always. Whenev... Read more

  • 9th of September

    9/9/2019 10:17:36 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Beautiful day! Start the morning with a shower of rain. A gift of freshness from nature. What a delight to enjoy the day with gladness. Always striving to find blessings in my day. The day is filled with abundance of good when one takes the time to see it. Spark people is a daily benefit.... Read more

  • Singing Shallow in Spanish

    9/9/2019 8:25:20 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am learning a new karaoke song, Shallow by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper. Then I got the idea to learn the Spanish words in the song. English with Spanish subtitles. www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zDk4o
    zi-OU Spanish with Spanish subtitles www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIOeuE
    etvdY ... Read more

  • 52 Days Til Halloween

    9/9/2019 5:16:20 PM, by OHANAMAMA

    Oh lordy, I could have just posted a pic of this morning's weigh in and it would have scared the patooty out of y'all. It scared me! It was that bad! I've gotta get it together... again! Which means I gotta do what I said... calories in check carbs in check water all drank an... Read more

  • 8th of September

    9/9/2019 12:07:41 AM, by NOCALORIES

    Start the day with joy. It is an opportunity to appreciate friends and see beauty in the day. Had a pleasant lunch with my husband. Taking the priviledge of having a quiet afternoon. Life is filled with blessings when one takes time to look for them.... Read more

  • A Night in Crazyville & Spanish Tips

    9/8/2019 1:31:24 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Last night I went crazy! Not a little crazy but way over the top! We went to a big party last night. Everyone brought food and their meat to grill. Somehow I forgot these hosts NEVER eat before 9 PM. I usually eat at 5 PM. I enjoyed visiting with friends and had 2 drinks. I was getting hungry, then ... Read more

  • 2019-09-08

    9/8/2019 11:16:42 AM, by 75HEALTHYME

    I just finished reading an ARC of a new novel .... and just had to share it with someone right away!! "Twice in a Blue Moon" by Christina Lauren due to be published October 22, 2019 Publisher's Description From the New York Times bestselling author of The Unhoneymooners and the “delec... Read more

  • 8th September

    9/8/2019 10:18:01 AM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
    .org/media/803824/septembe
    r_2019.jpg "Remind yourself that you are loved, and are worthy of love" I started my day at 5.22 am when my neighbours morning tv routine woke me up (perhaps my bladder would have woken me anyway!). I try not to mind. I ... Read more

  • 53 Days Til Halloween

    9/8/2019 7:54:23 AM, by OHANAMAMA

    First day of a new week! In spite of this dumb cold I’m gonna strive for a perfect diet week. So every day I’ll keep calories and carbs in ranges, drink 64 or more ozs of water and exercise for at least 5 of the next 7 days. ... Read more

  • 54 Days Til Halloween

    9/8/2019 7:40:42 AM, by OHANAMAMA

    Saturday Did not do very well Saturday and still fighting a cold. Next week I’ll do better. ... Read more

  • 7th of September

    9/7/2019 10:13:47 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Saturday a day for being happy. Seeing gifts of joy surrounding me. Appreciating the beauty in the day.... Read more

  • Day 3, not so easy

    9/7/2019 9:54:09 PM, by BLITZEN44

    The easy way is rarely the right way and today was a prime example of that! DH brought home donuts yesterday and they were waiting temptingly on the counter top this morning as I made my coffee. When I'm not eating healthy it has been my habit to eat a very sugary treat for breakfast first thing e... Read more

  • 7th September

    9/7/2019 4:18:35 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappine
    ss.org/media/803824/septem
    ber_2019.jpg "Plan a fun or relaxing activity this weekend and make time for it" Oh dear, well I didn't read this one until Saturday was almost over - and apart from work, I haven't really got any plans for this weekend bey... Read more

  • Chugging Slimfast, Learning Spanish and Organizing Kitchen

    9/7/2019 1:13:21 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Happy Saturday! This morning I am taking it easy, but this afternoon I am getting my exercise cleaning the house and putting travel things away. Also, I have to organize my small kitchen appliances. I have been accumulating kitchens gadgets, etc. for decades, I should have enough. But this year I ov... Read more

  • Hole in the Wall

    9/7/2019 5:14:42 AM, by ZELLAZM

    I slipped back through that wall I crashed through two weeks ago, and landed back in the 140's this week. My working vacation last weekend (Wednesday - Monday) took a lot out of me and I was hit with fatigue after I got home and went back to work. 198 Less exercise, more eating, and voila = a... Read more

  • 6th of September

    9/6/2019 11:36:46 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Life can be filled with blessings. The key is to be aware of them and be grateful. Today having the opportunity to live and be joyous can be a true benefit. Standing tall and finding ways to be active can add motions of health to you.Live in the moment because that is all there is.... Read more

  • Slinky Lanky Feeling Great

    9/6/2019 11:33:31 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Tonight I tried my new air fryer for the first time. I cooked brussel sprouts and a lean hamburger patty. Last weekend I was at a music festival and a food truck offered deep fried brussel sprouts with lime juice and rock salt. I liked it so, I bought a $40 Farberware air fryer at Walmart to cut the... Read more

  • Day 2, nothing new

    9/6/2019 10:07:43 PM, by BLITZEN44

    Today was a replica of yesterday with minor changes to the menu. Oatmeal, 2 HB eggs, peaches, fish, salad and 48 oz H2O. Black coffee PRN. Another mile behind me. Still not skinny!... Read more

  • Bears, bears, everywhere

    9/6/2019 8:54:12 PM, by ROADTOFREEDOM

    According to the local facebook groups there have been lots of bear sightings in town. The park, on some of the trails, on the golf course and so on. Today we were in the park and started down one of the trails into the bush to look for birds. Husband saw a chubby bear on the trail, s... Read more

  • August Recap and September Goals

    9/6/2019 2:28:41 PM, by AMYBELLES

    I did not make goals, follow my normal routine or spark for the first half of August since we were on a trip to Alaska. I had an awesome trip and the bonus was I didn't gain any weight!!! I had started to write a blog about it, but then we were hit with a couple of major crises, and I put the... Read more

  • 6th September

    9/6/2019 12:22:19 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    Guess what? I love the film "Eat, Pray, Love" but I only found out today that it is a real story about Liz Gilbert's life! Can you believe that? I didn't know! I find it so uplifting, and usually re-watch it in sections: Eat one day; Pray another day; Love another day. They are like individual e... Read more