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  • My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 103 of Doing the New : Pollock and brown and wild rice

    11/14/2019 7:17:24 PM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    "Good health isn't something you can buy. However, it can be an extremely valuable savings account." ~Anne Wilson Schaef I love seafood and rice!!! Then I realized what I love is the deep fried batter on the seafood. I am trying to like seafood without the deep fried goodness. I found... Read more

  • Massage Day

    11/14/2019 6:47:10 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Extremely uneventful day here, which is good as I am so tired. Need another nap! 528 paid work (very little) 313 chasing down Auggie when he got out due to a loose dog roaming for the 2nd day -- killed my knee 244 massage day 272 Hallmark movie and 252 Sparking Next up i... Read more

  • A good day for me

    11/14/2019 2:45:27 PM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    It's cold and snowy here. We've set new records for cold this month. I've had early morning for appointments this week. Brrrrr. * * * * * Recently one of my lab tests came back with an elevated reading so the physician ordered additional testing at the hospital. I had the ultrasound ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday, November 14, 2019

    11/14/2019 4:15:23 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I love myself as I truly am " - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... 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

  • Christmas Movie day!

    11/13/2019 10:23:17 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    I took the morning off as Ellsworth got me up between 5-6 times throughout the night to go outside. Decided I had better just stay home and get some sleep. Then I checked work email and got another client plan submitted for review before I began entering my time online for everyone. I watch... Read more

  • My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 102 of Doing the New : Christmas Calendar Countdown

    11/13/2019 2:23:36 PM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    'Christmas is magic is silence. You don't hear it, you feel it. You know it. You believe it." ~Kevin Alan Milne I walked into a store today and as I was about to check out, I saw these Holiday Countdown Calendar 24 Milk Chocolate Pieces! I picked up the Mickey Mouse one. When I was l... Read more

  • The Binge Monster

    11/13/2019 11:01:16 AM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    Deep inside me, there lives a monster. He's been there for as long as I can remember, definitely since I was a teenager. He is a part of me, and I am part of him. This monster takes over when my emotions start to kick in. Primarily, stress, anger, and frustration. These are my "big three" emot... 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

  • Hey Look! No Cavities!

    11/12/2019 10:20:35 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Another quietly productive day! 102 extended sleep 528 paid work 334 dental cleaning 528 more paid work 556 built a fire 272 watching Criminal Minds while Sparking Tim is finally at the hotel in Reno and he had a longer day than planned as he missed his flight this mo... Read more

  • Sad News

    11/12/2019 5:21:18 PM, by POSEY440

    My Mom died Sunday, the day after I left home for Florida. ... Read more

  • My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 101 of Doing the new: what I am learning from you vision app

    11/12/2019 1:15:19 PM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    "She was brave and strong and broken all at once." ~Anna Funder Awhile ago I was told by a friend I knew in Lacrosse about a Bible App called 'You Vision'. The app has a lot to offer. I've been doing studies on it related to anxiety. I'm not worried nor do I worry a lot but I do tend to have... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    11/12/2019 2:02:08 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Like a Manatee, I am Peaceful, Respectful,, Gentle, Kind, and Self-Healing." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... 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

  • Lazy Day....Sort of...

    11/11/2019 10:33:30 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Today was productive in the midst of not doing much at the same time. 102 Extended sleep 542 Laundry (4 loads by end of day) & cleaned the kitchen 528 Paid work (a little) 387 Finished our family budget for October. 272 Watched an episode of Signed, Sealed & Delivered while I... Read more

  • TERRIBLE TEMPTATIONS

    11/11/2019 7:36:00 PM, by FUNLOVEN

    This morning I stopped into one of my teams and the topic was - IT'S TOO HARD! How appropriate, I thought to myself. I seem to have had several days recently when resisting those TERRIBLE TEMPTATIONS has just been TOO HARD! I haven't been able to figure out what it is that is bugging me... Read more

  • Thank you..

    11/11/2019 1:42:08 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    Thankful for all those who have served so that I may live free...... Read more

  • Happy Veteran's Day

    11/11/2019 7:09:07 AM, by LPORTER2015

    Thank you for your service. ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, November 11, 2019

    11/11/2019 2:36:59 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Like a Butterfly, I have been Reborn with Bold Colors and Strong Wings." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • G = Great Game Day!

    11/10/2019 11:49:35 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    It was a nice change to just stay home this morning and watch our worship service on live stream. The pastor closed up the current series of "Mission Possible" and the main thought was that our passions typically aren't the same as where we find ourselves when it comes to caring for God's peo... 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

  • Weekly Goals - Sunday Inspiration

    11/10/2019 8:39:38 PM, by LPORTER2015

    524 Happy Sunday! This has been another rough and sad week for me. I had to put down my year Pug on Thursday. Now, we have no dogs, just cat and the house is not the same. I have been struggling with my exercise and sleeping at night. I was so close to my pets. It's hard enough to grieve the loss of... Read more

  • Today's Positive Thought

    11/10/2019 1:03:11 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    I have tried this and i can tell you "It really does work."... Read more

  • My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 99 of Doing the New: Happy Birthday Sesame Street

    11/10/2019 11:51:17 AM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    It's Sesame Street Day! Sesame Street is 50 years old!!! This morning I saw on MSN home page 23 Fun Facts about Sesame Street you never knew. Here's 3 of them. *Oscar the Grouch use to be orange *Big Bird was played by the same performer for almost 50 years *'Rubber Ducky' is the onl... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Sunday, November 10, 2019

    11/10/2019 4:04:14 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " My life is the eye of the hurricane - an island of calm in a sea of uncertainty." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... 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

  • C = Calm

    11/9/2019 10:46:55 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    A calm day from beginning to end. 102 extended sleep 204 color touch-up with Maegann 528 updated family finances and worked on the budget 268 worked on the jigsaw puzzle while supper baked 272 watching James Bond while Sparking Tim was gone until about 4pm with Wendell d... Read more

  • Working on Patience

    11/9/2019 9:43:17 PM, by LPORTER2015

    The Aspire & Inspire Blog Challenge for Week Two is as follows: Who made a positive difference in your life recently? Patience is a form of wisdom. It demonstrates that we understand and accept the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time. – Jon Kabat-Zinn Well, I hav... Read more

  • My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 98 of doing the new : Winter socks

    11/9/2019 1:23:56 PM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    "If everyday is a gift, then today is socks." Mom told me about a year or so before she passed away that even as a baby I have never been a person who could handle the cold weather. About a year or so ago my son suggested maybe the reason was because my clothes weren't meant for the cold... 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

  • Saturday morning blessings

    11/9/2019 10:08:20 AM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    Weekend is here. What a lovely thing weekends are. Feeling happy, blessed, and grateful. Thank you for this moment when everything is going well. Weight going down a little at a time. I will reach my goal for the year because I am making it happen (with support from friends and prayer.) ... Read more

  • Saturdays are Payday! Week 2

    11/9/2019 8:04:25 AM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    Time to pay myself for my efforts this week!!! My pay: $1 for each day I eat on plan $1 for each day I make step goal $2 for each gym visit $10 for each pound lost. Saturday: I ate on plan, I made my steps = $2 Sunday: $0 Monday: I made my steps = $1 Tuesday: $0 Wednesday: ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Saturday, November 9, 2019

    11/9/2019 4:33:19 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I Invite Rainbows and Butterflies Out To Play." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • D = Doctor Appointment

    11/9/2019 12:23:39 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    The doctor visit is finally behind me and naturally the concerns I had regarding the unknowns were totally unnecessary. My blood pressure was sky high when I went in and that did not surprise me at all. The doctor is very kind and has a great sense of humor. We discussed what the test re... Read more

  • HAPPY FRIDAY!

    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

  • My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 97 of doing the new: popcorn

    11/8/2019 5:01:57 PM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    'Just 'popping' in to say no one is 'butter' than you!' Day 97 of doing the new. Today I went to Marketplace in a town an hour away. They make fresh popcorn in different flavors right there in the store. I saw lots of bags of packer flavored popcorn there. I have never tried their pop... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Friday, November 8, 2019

    11/8/2019 3:04:34 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " When I Honor myself, I am confident of my being, and I am gentle with myself." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... 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

  • W = Working on Ridding Self of Worry

    11/8/2019 12:26:34 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    I must admit I have not done as well as I'd like regarding the emotion called worry today. I am very thankful the final doctor appointment is tomorrow morning as I need the worry of the unknown to be gone. It is definitely a weak point for me and the evil one knows it. I did give in to some... Read more

  • My Adventures in Spark Land. . . Day 96 of Doing the New : Paper Airplane

    11/7/2019 2:08:57 PM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    "Paper planes, or angel wings, anything to lift the heavy, to let her dream...she's always been searching for someway to escape gravity." ~butterfly raising Yesterday was making a paper airplane day. I didn't realize it until last night. I honestly couldn't remember when the last time I... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday, November 7, 2019

    11/7/2019 2:42:39 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am so honored that the Power of the Universe has chosen for me to be ME." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Q = Quiet Wednesday

    11/6/2019 11:37:04 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Another restless night taking care of old Ellsworth. I was so tired by the time everyone was out of the house I fell right to sleep and completely forgot it was Wednesday, which meant I missed ladies Bible study. It was too late to go by the time I realized it. So, I'm just taking it as one... 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

  • My Adventures in Spark Land. ....Day 95 of doing the new : color putty

    11/6/2019 5:33:55 PM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    "Play is the highest form of research". ~Albert Einstein Before I started my go of doing something new for a year, I sat and wrote down some ideas just in case I got stuck and also things I've wanted to always wanted to do but have never did. I thing I wrote was do something child like e... 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

  • Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, November 6, 2019

    11/6/2019 3:28:41 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I forgive everyone - especially myself. I forgive for my own sake, that I may transmute my resentments into Unconditional Love." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... 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

  • Daily Affirmation for Tuesday, November 5, 2019

    11/6/2019 12:41:57 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I follow my own star and my own inner compass." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Snacking & The Sweet Tooth

    11/5/2019 8:09:11 PM, by FUNLOVEN

    I was talking with a friend recently about the topic of snacking. And also how to satisfy a sweet tooth. I rarely snack any more. I used to have a snack (of varying proportions) every night and my DH still thinks he needs a snack while watching TV whether he is hungry or not. For me, night time ... Read more

  • I Will Never Give Up Me..

    11/5/2019 8:06:20 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    Anything is possible if you believe in yourself and never give up.. ... Read more

  • Time with Isaac Today

    11/5/2019 6:28:33 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    That sort of sums up an overlying theme of my Bible study lessons today. We were in Luke 4-7 this week and hearing that as disciples of Christ we just have to keep choosing to follow Him in the mess and the tidy of life. I did some crying today through certain parts of the lesson. It was a ... Read more

  • My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 94 of doing the new: shrimp scampi

    11/5/2019 2:40:26 PM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    "You can't live a full life on a empty stomach." Today for Day 94 of doing the new, for the 1st time I made and tried Shrimp scampi! I have to admit I wasn't a fan. But I am proud of myself for trying something new! I am grateful today for daylight savings ending. I am actually hu... Read more

  • Do it now.

    11/5/2019 12:26:19 PM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    I like lists. They keep me organized. This morning I checked two more things off the to-do list. I rotated the clothes I've been wearing this Summer with the warmer clothes for Winter. I collected some for donation to our local Salvation Army. Cleaned out the coat closet. Someone will be... 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

  • Monday's should always be like this...

    11/4/2019 8:25:41 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    It was a good Monday. Here's how it went: 102 additional sleep 387 pulled more budget reports 433 took Maegann for her NeuroPsych appointment 551 lunch/supper from Chipotle 387 finished budget report downloads, checked email 593 Sparking Now Maegann is off to work u... Read more

  • My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 93 of doing the new: new pink sweater!

    11/4/2019 11:50:43 AM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    "We need to get color back into your world ASAP." ~Quote from the movie the Christmas Cottage. A few years after my mom died, I went to wash my clothes and notice all my tops were blue, my living room, dinning room, kitchen, laundry room, and bathroom were all blue! As a new parent, I al... Read more

  • Today's Positive Thought

    11/4/2019 11:08:11 AM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    “Sometimes you need to sit lonely on the floor in a quiet room in order to hear your own voice and not let it drown in the noise of others.” —Charlotte Eriksson All the answers you seek are already within you. ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, November 4, 2019

    11/4/2019 2:28:58 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I Find A Magical White Bunny In Every Rabbit Hole." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... 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

  • T = Tears & Thankfulness

    11/3/2019 10:58:14 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    And He sure got quite a few from me today. I just had a meltdown right there at the dining table during lunch. I think everything had just finally hit from the upcoming doctor appointment that will probably require a day surgery, all the fatigue of keeping everything "in the air" while Tim i... Read more

  • Weekly Goals - Be Your Own Inspiration

    11/3/2019 3:09:11 PM, by LPORTER2015

    524 Happy Sunday! Today, I am grateful for waking up this morning and having a warm house to live in. Despite any setbacks that I may experience during the week, I am determined to be my own inspiration. I plan my meals daily, I exercise daily, and press myself to reach my daily step goals. I even w... Read more

  • Today's Positive Thought

    11/3/2019 1:40:24 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    I don't have time to worry about people who don't care for me I am too busy spending time with the people (and my dog) who love me. ... Read more

  • HAVING A ROUGH DAY?

    11/3/2019 1:35:08 PM, by YOUNG-AT-HEART

    I woke up this morning and just didn’t feel the way I usually do, just felt “out of sorts”, did not feel like the “usual me”, low energy, tired although I slept 8 hours, had a problem handling and dealing with issues and it was difficult for me “to do things I needed to do”. So, I thought abou... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Sunday, November 3, 2019

    11/3/2019 1:48:30 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Everyone I Love Becomes My Family - and I Love Everyone." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... 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

  • Headache Be Gone!

    11/2/2019 10:43:30 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Woke up fighting the same headache so I worked hard at loosening up my shoulders and neck and that helped quite a bit. (Next massage isn't for two weeks.) I then took a caffeine pill and an ibuprofen to see if it was my goal to be rid of Dr. Pepper (again) that was catching up with me. I ... Read more

  • Making A Choice

    11/2/2019 7:15:57 PM, by PAMBROWN62

    Today I felt “fat.” Ever had one of those days? When I got up and looked at myself in the mirror this morning and I felt blah. All I saw/focused on was the wrinkly skin and the droopy tummy, the crepe paper thighs, and all my ‘flaws’. I was focused on the fact that I did not lose last mont... Read more

  • Did You Know?

    11/2/2019 6:13:19 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    Remember your path is your path..Don't waste precious time trying to fit in where you don't belong and where you are not wanted..Live your life on your terms. Be thankful for everyone who comes into your life for they are life lessons..and be especially thank you for the ones that come into yo... Read more

  • Down 40 pounds

    11/2/2019 12:46:12 PM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    Awesome milestone at weigh-in yesterday. Down 40 pounds this year. ... Read more

  • Saturdays are now Payday! Week 1

    11/2/2019 12:30:05 PM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    Time to pay myself for my efforts this week!!! My pay: $1 for each day I eat on plan $1 for each day I make step goal $2 for each gym visit $10 for each pound lost. Saturday: $2, stayed on plan and made step goal Sunday: $1, made step goal Monday: $2, stayed on plan and made st... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Saturday, November 2, 2019

    11/2/2019 3:55:29 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " In the eternity of all creation, I am the only ME that ever will be." - jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... 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

  • REWARDS

    11/1/2019 7:44:25 PM, by FUNLOVEN

    I have had a very long day and I'm tired so this is going to be short (for me anyways 211 ). Not long ago I read an article, or maybe it was a blog, about rewarding yourself. It was such a great article that I printed it out so I could refer back to it often. I know we are told to pat oursel... Read more

  • Monthly Goals - November

    11/1/2019 7:24:24 PM, by LPORTER2015

    Here's my Aspire Inspire Week One blog challenge to blog about my progress this past month and my goals for this month: Today's Weight = 217 (-2.0 pounds) In the last month, I have: 1. Lost 2 pounds during the month of October. 2. Reached daily step goal of 11,000 steps per day... Read more

  • Hello November

    11/1/2019 5:31:09 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Another day of sleeping the morning away even though I slept fairly well overnight. I think it was the tired after all the self-imposed stress of the upcoming doctor appointment. Well...it is now rescheduled for next Friday as this doctor had to assist in a surgery today. The other stress t... Read more

  • November Plans

    11/1/2019 2:59:44 PM, by PAMBROWN62

    October was rough. I spent the first two weeks with a horrible cold/flu and it played havoc on being on plan. Lots of soup, crackers, honey and lemon tea, and lack of any intentional exercise helped add pounds. I lost the gain and did manage to maintain for the month and that’s a blessing. I... Read more

  • November's Intentions

    11/1/2019 2:15:52 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    Practice Gratitude and giving.. donate do a gratitude journal .. write a blog every day of November Show appreciation Random acts of kindness Keep a mood tracker for the month of November to keep my depression at bay. Training Rosey..my new best ... Read more

  • A new month!

    11/1/2019 11:10:29 AM, by DOINGWHATWORKS

    It is November! What I like about November is that every year I participate in NaNoWriMo, NAtional NOvel WRIting MOnth! This year is no exception. At the beginning of October, I made a weight loss goal. Very realistic. Very doable. Very low pressure. And yet, sadly, I did not make it. But, I wi... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Friday, November 1,2019

    11/1/2019 5:05:00 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I Delight in Dancing Lightly With Life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • HUGS TO YOU!

    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

  • Happy Halloween!

    10/31/2019 5:39:38 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Another night with very little sleep once again so I allowed myself to rest once the house was empty. Probably should have set an alarm because I didn't wake up until almost 11. I also woke up with a headache and can't shake it. I've tried extra water, caffeine, sinus pills.... nothing! Th... Read more

  • The Mask...

    10/31/2019 1:42:44 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    The most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere. That is why so much of social life is exhausting; one is wearing a mask. I have shed my mask. Anne Morrow Lindbergh... Read more

  • I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, I CAN

    10/31/2019 5:45:20 AM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    I really really really am perplexed right now. When did my attitude change from "look at me go" to "I can't"? Somehow, I have it stuck in my head that "I can't" do this. I can't lose weight. I can't to to the gym. I can't walk. I can't so why bother. When did this "I can't" synd... 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

  • AMBUSH ALLEY

    10/30/2019 9:58:22 PM, by YOUNG-AT-HEART

    There was a certain stretch of road near my hometown that the locals called “Ambush Alley” because it was a speedtrap to catch and fine drivers that were speeding. Everyone knew there were hidden police cars with radar and so we slowed down and proceeded with caution. The goal was to m... Read more

  • QUIET TIME

    10/30/2019 9:51:25 PM, by FUNLOVEN

    When I wrote the title to this blog I actually chuckled to myself. Quiet Time is what I tell my grandkids when I need a mental break while they are visiting - Grandma needs some Quiet Time so please go find something quiet to do for 30 minutes! It is not just when the energies of my grandkids ... Read more

  • Skinny

    10/30/2019 8:10:00 PM, by PAMBROWN62

    Today I have read at least 3 articles that talk about being skinny. I have never been skinny in my adult life. I have weighed less and been thinner but skinny is not in my wheelhouse. Even when young I was not skinny. As a teenager, I was not skinny. And, of course, as an adult I spent most of ... Read more

  • H = Holy Habits

    10/30/2019 6:16:51 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Another very cold day here and I believe the fireplace is going to be needed a bit earlier today. Tim sent me a silly note first thing this morning stating he was in a heatwave of 30 degrees after seeing our temp of 15. Our high today is supposed to be 35, but the sun is shining so it's d... Read more

  • My Day..My Choices

    10/30/2019 1:07:33 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    This day belongs to you..make it great!... Read more

  • New myWW plan....

    10/30/2019 12:11:32 PM, by DOINGWHATWORKS

    On Monday, the new plan was rolled out in Australia and New Zealand. Based on extensive research, I am guessing that the points will be calculated the same across all three options (Green, Blue, and Purple), and what will be different in the 3 options are the foods which are considered zero points/n... Read more

  • Some Free Online WW Resources

    10/30/2019 7:51:26 AM, by DOINGWHATWORKS

    An exhaustive Freestyle SP restaurant list: http://www.exercise4weightlo
    ss.com/weight-watchers-poi
    nts.html A great recipe site: https://mycrazygoodlife.com/
    category/recipes/weight-wa
    tchers-recipes/ And weekly WW meal plans with points and recipes are listed for fr... Read more

  • D = Deep Freeze

    10/30/2019 12:18:38 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    That was one of the main thoughts in the lessons I worked through today for the "Determined: Living Like Jesus in Every Moment" study. Tomorrow will be our first video session to go along with it. I was thankful that even though our temps never got above 35 today (wind chill of 9 first t... 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?
    v=... Read more

  • Forgiving....

    10/29/2019 7:31:28 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    Forgiving does not mean that you have to forgive someone and still give them a front row seat to your life..Forgiveness is not easy but I believe that forgiveness is the first step to being able to live a happy life....I have finally had a conversation with someone this week and was able to share my... Read more

  • How To Do WW Without Joining WW

    10/29/2019 4:21:11 PM, by DOINGWHATWORKS

    Do see my previous post for tips and tricks about the new WW options coming in less than two weeks, and also for tips on how to do WW without joining WW. Here are some other links to help you do WW without joining.... Go to this site, https://www.healthyweightforum
    .org/eng/weight-loss/... Read more

  • Sooooo Cold Today

    10/29/2019 1:10:48 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    This morning I was able to sleep in a bit after Isaac was off to school. Tim left shortly after that to get some time in at the local office before heading to the airport for his flight to Reno. This time he had a direct flight and it got out on time. Before he left he got a fire started... 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