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  • Keep Going Strong

    12/4/2019 9:24:37 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4976 Dear Me, You've been through a lot. I know it's hard but I'm so proud of who you are. You are strong, brave, bright and smart and you were given the gift of a beautiful heart. So keep going strong and try not to stray. 247 Til next time, ... Read more

  • Grins and giggles

    12/4/2019 7:15:09 PM, by LADYIRISH317

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  • Think ahead for 2020

    12/4/2019 3:40:18 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I was reading Lynn's blog from 12/2/19 title: 'Whoops Day Recovery & 2020 Winter 5% Challenge' and it was a GREAT reminder of exactly WHY we are all here!!! Please follow this link: ublic_jour nal_individual.asp?blog_id=6 636044 If this blog post 'sounds like ... Read more

  • In the Christmas Spirit

    12/4/2019 11:45:57 AM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    Last night, we had dinner with Santa. It's great to be with someone who still believes in him. As we were walking out, we realized that the Huntsville Santa parade was getting ready to start on the street we parked on. We stood outside watching it for a bit. We started to get a little cold, so w... Read more

  • Bright Side or Dark

    12/4/2019 12:45:36 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4975 When you can't look on the bright side I will sit with you in the dark. 247 Been busy with a friend, helping to see the bright side. Til next time, 593... Read more

  • Week 100 of therapy and the best news ever

    12/3/2019 5:55:17 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    Well this week in therapy we mainly discussed the consultation with Laura Ginter and how it went. It went exceptionally well I am now a bariatric patient. I have to lose 45 lbs right now. I am excited and nervous all at once. She believes I have a chance to have the surgery. I am hoping this will be... Read more

  • Best Way to End Your Day!

    12/3/2019 12:38:22 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4974 Always end your day with a positive thought and a grateful heart. That is all Til next time, 593... Read more

  • Warning: long and rambling

    12/2/2019 7:35:59 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I know I've been away a long time It's an immense, meandering story. This year I've had exactly one roommate who didn't have severe dementia. The current roommate (who's going home tomorrow) is convinced that there are severed legs all over the room and that she's supposed to spend tonight in a... Read more

  • Joyous living

    12/2/2019 7:17:42 PM, by OLDEROWL

    We will live each day, a Wholesome, Inspirational, Healthy, and Joyous life. Wholesome because we strive: -to eat only wholesome foods, and get a proper amount of exercise, -to live every moment guided by principles based upon religion or which we deem to be in harmony with the universe, ... Read more

  • December is a time for giving

    12/2/2019 1:08:32 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I had so much to be thankful for last week and enjoyed Thanksgiving with my wife while on vacation in Hawaii. One thing that struck me though was that even in Hawaii, there are those whose luck has turned sour like the homeless man I saw with his cart of meager essentials. It made me think of how ... Read more

  • Self-Respect

    12/2/2019 12:51:30 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4973 til next time, 593... Read more

  • Saturday Short Blog

    11/30/2019 11:00:47 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4972 Exercise to be FIT, not skinny Eat to NOURISH your body and always Ignore the haters, doubters, and unhealthy examples that were once feeding you YOU ARE WORTH MORE THAN YOU REALIZE Sometimes, days of being around family you don't see all t... Read more

  • Send a card to those in hospital for the holidays

    11/30/2019 5:31:21 AM, by WHITE-2
    -drive-2019/ "Participating is easy! You can make a card, buy a card or download and print one of our card templates below. Your card doesn’t need to be fancy. It just needs to come from you. What you write is up to you. S... Read more

  • Friday's Tale of Triplet Toddlers

    11/30/2019 12:42:15 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4971 May Your Friday Sparkle! As Friday comes to a close I hope your day did have SPARKLE! When something sparkles it makes us smile, doesn't it? 30 Many of us have been able to spend some extra sparkly time with our families and/or close friends rece... Read more

  • Attitude check; I'm very lucky - Bob

    11/29/2019 4:13:26 PM, by OLDEROWL

    An healthy attitude is everything, as it will guarantee success no matter your circumstances. Lucky Bob; that's me. Most of all I'm lucky to have an happy family life and a loving wife. I gained a bit of weight over the summer but I'm lucky that I feel fine and have less than 10 pounds to lose; no... Read more


    11/29/2019 9:06:31 AM, by SMIDGON

    Maybe you all are out shopping. In my younger days, hubby and I ALWAYS went shopping the day after. Even if we had hosted the big meal the day before. Nothing stopped us ! Fast Forward. At this time, hubby is at Dialysis. It's just me and Sadie Mae ( our newest fur-baby ). Did you all... Read more

  • Thankful Thursday

    11/28/2019 10:36:56 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4970 Thankful Thursday Til next time 593... Read more

  • Made it home safely before the snow....

    11/28/2019 5:57:32 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Hello all, We made it home safely without hitting any bad weather on the way until halfway through Missouri. Then it started raining. We made a lot of stops along the way to stretch, take walks, let Carlie run a bit, so I managed to get my steps in doing that. Then getting more in once... Read more

  • EVERY Day

    11/27/2019 11:14:18 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4969 BRAVE is EVERY day you want to give up but don't Your not going to master the rest of your life in one day. Just relax. Master the day. Then just keep doing that EVERY day. Til next time, 593... Read more

  • Grateful and Thankful?

    11/27/2019 10:06:20 PM, by ON_A_DIET

    Whether we are with loved ones or not, let's be grateful and thankful for another day. I know I need to work on my health over these upcoming holidays. As Rick Warren has said, God created it. Jesus died for it. The Holy Spirit lives in it. You better take good care of it. Exercise is ... Read more

  • Thankful

    11/27/2019 8:59:51 PM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    I am thankful for my three babies: Sarah, Sherry, Helena and for Tim McGraw, my husband and the rest of my family and my pets and for where I live etc, etc, etc. Happy Thanksgiving... Read more

  • Leaving for home Thanksgiving Day....

    11/27/2019 1:43:18 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Hello all, First of all, I want to wish you all a Wonderful, Joyful, Relaxing Thanksgiving Day tomorrow, where ever you are. Even if you don't celebrate. Use the day to celebrate your life, your family's lives, and all that you have to be grateful for at the very least. Between my hubby ... Read more

  • Week 99 of therapy and other news

    11/27/2019 10:10:35 AM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    This week in therapy we discussed the OA meeting I went to over the phone and how I discussed the fact that my anger is one of character defects and when my dad was living I used to get into arguments with him and we would end yelling at each other and my mom would be refereeing the whole thing tryi... Read more

  • Procrastination is an emotion-regulation problem

    11/27/2019 6:06:53 AM, by WHITE-2

    "(....) here’s something that might come as a surprise: You don’t procrastinate because you’re lazy, weak, or because you “don’t have what it takes to succeed”. The problem is of a completely different nature—it’s all about emotional regulation. We procrastinate because we feel stress... Read more

  • How Close?

    11/27/2019 12:06:17 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4968 Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. ~ Thomas Edison DON'T GIVE UP! Til next time, 593... Read more

  • Dizzy

    11/26/2019 12:30:59 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4967 Hello Darkness My Old Friend, I stood up too fast again... Does this ever happen to you? Dizziness was rather persistent with me today. Dosage changed with a new med and this is "expected" for a few days. Today was Day 3 and for some reason it was... Read more

  • One more week in Kentucky.....

    11/25/2019 3:36:14 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Hello everyone! After having spent the last 4 weeks in Kentucky with my son and family... then my husband drove all the way down to spend the next week with us, he and I are now thinking seriously about selling our house in KC, MO and moving here to Kentucky! It's beautiful here!! Although t... Read more

  • Thich Nhat Hanh: At times we need to close our windows

    11/25/2019 3:52:39 AM, by WHITE-2

    I read a bit in the book 'Peace is every step' by Thich Nhat Hanh last night and it did me good. I intend to pick up this book more often. The book has very short chapters / columns. The one I read today is about 'closing our windows'. Thich Nhat Hanh talks about how one day when he'd gone for... Read more

  • Sunday ~ So Many Ways To...

    11/25/2019 12:06:19 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4966 HAPPY SUNDAY! There are so many things still swirling around in my head ~ thinking about my dad, my family, my life, everything & nothing specific. Browsing in my pics I think I found so many ways to express some of this ~ here's a few... IF I... Read more

  • Saturday's LATE Blog

    11/24/2019 1:26:08 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ 4965 It's Saturday - well, kinda 211 My Saturday began kinda late... after noon really... and now, even though it's after midnight, so technically it's Sunday now, I'm waiting on my dryer to stop so I can take care of my last load of laundry for the day. I did s... Read more

  • Each Day

    11/22/2019 8:18:15 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ 4964 Each day, do something to make this world better. Say hello, smile, give a compliment, pick up trash, help a neighbor, be kind and caring. Have a relaxing weekend. Til next time, 593... Read more

  • Coming Along

    11/22/2019 10:20:29 AM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    I stopped and got a few more Christmas gifts yesterday and food for Thanksgiving. I just don't like crowded stores and long lines, so I really shop all year. I have totes that I keep presents in. The bad thing about that is that my girls know I have them. When they are in a pinch, they ask to ha... Read more

  • Being You

    11/21/2019 11:21:34 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4963 This is all I can do, til next time, 593... Read more

  • Positive Thinking

    11/21/2019 12:10:31 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4962 If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought! Are you able to not ever think a negative thought? Me neither! I wish I could! I try to stay positive! But it's a challenge, for sure! I'd like to r... Read more

  • Three things I am grateful

    11/20/2019 12:40:16 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    1. Selah's newest release Firm Foundation which spoke to me. If you haven't listened to it please do it is amazing! 2. My Mom's constant care and support She is basically always there for me. 3. My Bible ... Read more

  • Favorite Place

    11/19/2019 11:09:04 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4961 Hello Tuesday! It IS Tuesday; but I really choose this pic for the beachy feel it gives me. A good, clean, sandy beach is my favorite place in the world! 298 Of course, in my experience those have only been in California. 246 That's where I grew... Read more

  • week 98 of therapy

    11/19/2019 5:46:47 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    This week in therapy I discussed many issues among them my ibs being unresolved, my potential bariatric surgery, and other things. As of now I have complete peace with my decision largely due to the fact I was listening to a song by Selah called Firm Foundation and it was on repeat. I ended up singi... Read more

  • 12 Things You Need To Know

    11/19/2019 12:05:09 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4960 5 DAILY REMINDERS 1. I am amazing. 2. I can do anything. 3. Positivity is a choice. 4. I celebrate my individuality. 5. I am prepared to succeed. Followed by... 7 BEST DOCTORS 1. Sunshine 2. Air 3. Exercise 4. Water 5... Read more

  • Rumi on fear

    11/18/2019 5:38:37 PM, by WHITE-2

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  • Happy!

    11/17/2019 11:30:10 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4959 Focus on Happy! Be Happy With What You Have While Working For What You Want HAPPY PEOPLE live minimally, tell the truth, never make excuses, take time to listen, don't hold grudges, speak well of others, choose friends wi... Read more

  • 'Tis the Season...

    11/17/2019 9:06:32 PM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    Time to think about how I would like this season to go. The older I get, the more I wish it was like when I was younger. Kick back and spend time with family and friends.... Read more

  • Every Pro Was Once An Amateur

    11/16/2019 11:11:09 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4958 HAPPY SATURDAY! I am still struggling with stuff going on here at home, but I saw this earlier today in the Community Feed. I like the composite of all the photos with this saying: Every PRO was once an AMATEUR. Every EXPERT was once a BEGINNER. ... Read more


    11/16/2019 6:21:36 PM, by SMIDGON

    I have a question for all you readers. I must admit I don't know very much about Chihuahuas. As I have had Yorkies for some 43yrs.. But, Sadie Mae is maybe 12 - 18 mos. Old. But the Vets agree she is a White Chihuahua. But, we noticed a ltitle sprinkling of light tan hair. Now aft... Read more

  • Praying for Survival

    11/15/2019 10:47:36 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4957 TGIF! This Friday is one of those days I'd rather forget. Right now, I can't think of a single good thing that happened all day. 46 My head is throbbing! If I start thinking on any of the many problems that now need to be dealt with, the tears start ... Read more

  • Thursday Thoughts

    11/15/2019 1:05:12 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ 4956 Happy Thursday Friends! Don't wait. The time will never be just right. (Napoleon Hill) Ever hear of him? If not, I suppose you can Google him. 211 Regardless of any personal opinion of the man; the thought in this particular quote is ... Read more

  • week 97 of therapy

    11/14/2019 1:59:05 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    This week in therapy we discussed my decision to do bariatric surgery. For those who don't realize if I did research or not. I read one book on it from cover to cover thinking about all the changes it would involve for me and also considered my health and my life that is at stake. After much prayer ... Read more

  • Worry-Free Wednesday

    11/14/2019 12:20:13 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4955 WORRY-FREE WEDNESDAY Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do but it never gets you anywhere. (Erma Bombeck) Certainly true, isn't it? Worry really never helps us. So why do we do it? You don't have to answer. 425 It sn... Read more

  • H.O.P.E. Hold On, Pain Ends

    11/13/2019 12:31:07 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4954 H.O.P.E. Hold On Pain Ends Hold On Pain Ends It does! I know it does! Just not today 46 I trudged thru my various activities - very painfully today. Some days it really does help to keep moving as it can minimize the pain. Som... Read more

  • The process to weight loss surgery has begun

    11/12/2019 4:09:22 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    As of today I have chosen to make it official and start the process for weight loss surgery. I'm both excited and nervous right now about it however I know it has to be done.... Read more

  • Our Comfort Zones (Stories)

    11/12/2019 12:19:49 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4953 Where is YOUR comfort zone? This is an interesting set of spheres! So which sphere would you like to see yourself in? Which one do you think you are in? And the bigger question: How do you get from the one you're in to the one you want to be in? Th... 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

  • Taking a MUCH needed break....sort of...

    11/10/2019 10:08:27 PM, by SHAWFAN

    I hope you're all doing well, my friends. I wanted to let you all know that our daughter's wedding went great yesterday! Thank goodness that's over! Now, we have our son and his girlfriend who live in Kentucky who will be marrying in November of NEXT year, and who want to do something similar to w... 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

  • my decision is now final!

    11/9/2019 2:29:30 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    After a long talk and prolonged prayer time and Bible study time with the Lord. God gave me this verse from the Bible to enforce my decision. Deut 1:6 The Lord our God said to us in Horeb, You have dwelt long enough on this mountain. Then He spoke clearly to me and asked me several questions to rein... Read more

  • From a Spark Friend re Kissinger/Trump

    11/9/2019 11:24:06 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Monday, July 22, 2019 Kissinger is now 94 years old. Recently, Henry Kissinger did an interview and said very amazing things regarding President Trump. He starts with: "Donald Trump is a phenomenon that foreign countries haven't seen before"! The former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger giv... 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • week 96 of therapy

    11/6/2019 10:33:34 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    As I write this blog I am fearing for my very life because my weight has not gone down as I had hoped. In the past 3 months I was told I gained 30 lbs. I am at a loss here. My body is fighting against me and I need to realize that sometimes people like me need another tool in their tool box to help ... 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