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  • 2 LBS DOWN INTO NEXT GROUP OF NUMBERS

    1/23/2020 11:17:52 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I knew I felt lighter. I know the scale means very little, but it still is nice to know I'm headed downward. Happy. Have a wonderful day, friends. "If you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win." Carl Lewis... Read more

  • Word of the Day: dragoon

    1/23/2020 2:40:38 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 7, 2020 dragoon : verb Definition: 1: to subjugate or persecute by harsh use of troops 2: to force into submission or compliance especially by violent measures Did You Know? A dragoon was a mounted European infantryman o... Read more

  • Word of the Day - agrarian

    1/23/2020 2:33:17 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 6, 2020 agrarian : adjective Definition: 1: of or relating to fields or lands or their tenure 2: a: of relating to or characteristic of farmers or their way of life b: organized or designed to promote agricultural inte... Read more

  • Discipline

    1/23/2020 12:43:46 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE'S BLOG: SP ~ Day 5025 DISCIPLINE is doing what needs to be done, even if you don't want to DO IT. DISCIPLINE is doing it no matter what your state of mind is. Both so true! But it's still so hard! Any tips? I'm trying to instill some better habits, but stil... Read more

  • CBD oil or lotion Has anyone used it?

    1/22/2020 12:32:37 PM, by CTUPTON

    My daughter had me use hers. It looked like a deodorant. I had a "knot" near my wrist. I have many of these. If I press on it , it hurts. So I rubbed her stuff on it. The pain did go away.Even this morning when I press on it, the pain was practically gone. But I am afraid of it. Here is some i... Read more

  • Back To Sparking

    1/22/2020 12:06:01 PM, by PORTIA70

    My apologies for being gone almost a week. What started as a day or two just to relax caught me off guard. I also need to remember that the best time to Spark is in the morning hours for me. Evening tends to be my websurfing time, and then I end up going to bed and forget to post. Anywho, I ... Read more

  • oh dear .. where have I been?

    1/22/2020 7:53:56 AM, by REMBRY

    not far that's for sure .. the darn flu bug has gotten me .. this darn bug seems to change almost daily .. never going away just changing .. Vit D3 is my best friend .. as is lots and lots of water .. my fuzzy blanket and of course my kitty .. down and out for 3 days .. then back to work fo... Read more

  • True Measure

    1/21/2020 11:25:11 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE'S BLOG ~ SP Day 5024 Such a powerful statement, don't ya think? The TRUE MEASURE of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good. ~Ann Landers I saw both sides of this during my month away from home. 24 Happy to be back where most of tho... Read more

  • Word of the Day - Permutation

    1/21/2020 10:35:00 PM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 5, 2020 Permutation: noun Definition: 1: Often major or fundamental change (as in character or condition) based primarily on rearrangement of existent elements; also: a form or variety resulting from such change. 2. a: th... Read more

  • "If we don't change, we don't grow...

    1/21/2020 9:12:54 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    If we don't grow, we are not really living." Gail Sheehy Awoke to the peaceful sound of light rain. Always needed here. Yesterday I read that 1 in 5 Americans have received a mental illness diagnosis! If true, that is a staggering number of people. Thanks for the support on ye... Read more

  • Word of the Day: mendacious

    1/21/2020 1:06:49 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 4, 2020 mendacious: adjective Definition: given to or characterized by deception or falsehood or divergence from absolute truth Did You Know? Mendacious and lying have very similar meanings, but the two are not interchang... Read more

  • Word of the Day: foible

    1/21/2020 12:59:47 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 3, 2020 foible : noun Definition: 1: the part of a sword or foil blade between the middle and point 2: a minor flaw or shortcoming in character or behavior: weakness Did You Know? In the 1600s, English speakers borrowed th... Read more

  • I'm BACK! 01/20/2020 Been TOO Long!

    1/20/2020 11:55:14 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 5023 4 WEEKS since my last blog!!! 198 No, it's not my puppy! But it is where I'm at - so to speak. 211 I'm in recovery mode. It's Monday night. I'm at home, resting... A LOT! Thursday night I got on a plane in Houston, TX, where it was about ... Read more

  • DISAPPOINTED, BUT REALISTIC

    1/20/2020 10:26:13 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Last week I wrote about setting up weekly weigh-ins instead of ignoring the scale. Mondays are the day and after a week of incredibly good behavior, not EVEN ONE OUNCE LOST shown on the scale. I told myself all week that this new weekly weigh-in wasn't about the number, but just another tool to he... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Cosmeticize

    1/20/2020 12:16:11 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 2, 2020 cosmeticize : verb Definition: to make (something unpleasant or ugly) superficially attractive Did You Know? Cosmeticize first appeared in print in the early 19th century as a descendant of the nou... Read more

  • Throwback

    1/19/2020 8:13:43 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I took this photo! Throwback to Alexandria 2013.... Read more

  • Most New Diets Last Until Day 6

    1/19/2020 11:47:31 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I heard this yesterday, that people try various new diets with great enthusiasm and by Day 6 most are completely done with the new regimen. My best bet has been to watch calories and eat few/no junk carbs. After a great deal of resistance over a long time, I am tracking my food intake with terrifi... Read more

  • Word of the Day

    1/19/2020 12:18:24 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Word of the Day from Merriam Webster Dictionary, Jan 1, 2020 REDUX: adjective Definition: brought back -- used postpositively Did You Know? In Latin, redux (from the verb reducere, meaning "to lead back") can mean "brought back" or "bringing back." The Romans used redux as an ... Read more

  • Most New Year Resolutions Are Gone by Mid-February

    1/18/2020 11:34:58 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    That's what I heard yesterday. Did yours leave town yet? Wishing all a happy, healthy day. "The light of a whole life dies When love is gone." F.W.Bourdillon... Read more

  • Funny Posters

    1/17/2020 6:29:10 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    There were funny posters at my job hours this week. One good thing about Virginia is they really do need teachers badly.... Read more

  • Lock Down

    1/17/2020 6:27:13 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    CNN says my city of Richmond, VA is on lockdown. See this is why I travel and date in other towns the issues are real in Virginia.... Read more

  • Discord App

    1/16/2020 10:50:08 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Someone in my house got banned from the Discord app for trying to sell things. Yet I found out about Discord from Patreon as it does NOTHING BUT sell things all day. Patreon links TO the app for video games like Pokemon. How is that a thing? My sister's kids really were just trying to find more inf... Read more

  • False alarm, thank goodness.....

    1/16/2020 10:11:53 PM, by LITTLEWIND53

    The fire alarm went off early afternoon. So there I am, getting bundled up to go outside in very very VERY cold temperatures, grabbing my insulin, heavy coat, hat, gloves, scarf, etc (my go-bag) As I was heading out the door, my neighbour came back upstairs and said it was just a false alarm, ... Read more

  • If it doesn’t serve my healthy lifestyle, it has to go

    1/16/2020 9:41:30 AM, by STORMYFEATHER

    I aw walking away from unhealthy habits. I CAN CHOOSE. MY body has to serve me well so I have to serve it well. Full circle I can’t feed it crap and expect energy. I have to move or my body will quit moving My heart ❤️ is a muscle, and I’m exercising it... Read more

  • My Coffee Supply is Going Bye-Bye Today

    1/16/2020 9:34:48 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I'm done with coffee (and all caffeine) and bringing my coffee supply to a friend this morning who has gladly agreed to accept the gift. I feel wonderful without it. Last week I accompanied my family member to his doc appt and apparently that was a huge wake-up call. He's radically changed hi... Read more

  • I thought it was cold yesterday.....

    1/14/2020 11:38:34 PM, by LITTLEWIND53

    This morning it was -38 (c) with a windchill factor of -48 (c)... Read more

  • Sooo much news to share...I've been so doggone busy!

    1/14/2020 8:20:18 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Well...it's been a minute since I've blogged. I've taken to emailing a few dear sparkie friends and then I'm too pooped to blog. There are only so many hours in a day and my hours are waaay too short during 'season' here in sunny SW FL. I've been hand holding a very spoiled and wealthy do... Read more

  • Hospital Trip

    1/14/2020 12:24:38 PM, by JUDITH1654

    Last night was "fun". I had to have my son take me to the ER with a pain in my side like nothing I've ever felt before. After running a multitude of tests (which all came out negative), they determined nothing was physically wrong, meaning it's probably all the stress I'm dealing with. (Foreclosu... Read more

  • Why I Think the term "Pre-Diabetes" is a Misnomer

    1/14/2020 9:48:25 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    From what I've seen from the reaction of friends and acquaintances who've heard the term "pre-diabetes" at their doc visit, I see them relieved rather than put on alert. I think the term gives people a false sense that they are in the safe zone rather than giving them a sense of urgency to make cha... Read more

  • Here I Sit Waiting

    1/13/2020 3:09:52 PM, by PORTIA70

    Exterminator's suppose to be here today to give my room a really good spray. A little info about that is I live in a hotel in Los Angeles; which is why I say room. Still sitting here waiting on them to arrive. *yawns* LOL Otherwise, it is a typical Monday and so much to get done. I found ... Read more

  • Weigh In, ACV, Caffeine Detox, Handyman Project Today

    1/13/2020 10:25:35 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I think I weighed myself in October. I plan to try to do it weekly. I stepped on the scale and was very pleased. After a prolonged period of grief eating after my beloved 15 year old Himmie died in June, I didn't expect wonderful numbers on the scale. However, my clothes were still fitting the s... Read more

  • Mind over matter

    1/13/2020 9:38:38 AM, by STORMYFEATHER

    Today I am all in. Loving myself today. Just as I am. I am an overcomer 🙌 God’s Grace. I am strong. I am happy. I am a Warrior. This is my turnaround year... Read more

  • I'm not going outside

    1/13/2020 1:58:37 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    -28 degrees (C) with a windchill factor of -39..... ... Read more

  • Good Night

    1/12/2020 6:46:58 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    A good night of dancing on a packed dance floor and monster pinball has restored my faith in humanity.... Read more

  • To do list

    1/12/2020 2:42:44 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Apple Cider Vinegar - WOW, where did my appetite go?

    1/12/2020 2:41:06 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I just started doing the apple cider vinegar in water thing yesterday, but already can see the affect on my appetite? Unreal! Will keep you posted. Doing great with sugar and caffeine. Have a wonderful day, friends. "The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that yo... Read more

  • S.M.A.R.T. Goals for BLC42

    1/12/2020 2:02:01 PM, by LIONESS627

    Long term - reach 150 pounds (goal weight that I discussed with my doctor. This is at the high end of the BMI range for my height of 5’6”) Short term - lose 12 pounds by the final weigh in of BLC 42 - April 1, 2020 (signed up for a DietBet, so these should help me to reach my goal withou... Read more

  • Happy Sunday Sparkers

    1/12/2020 12:20:28 PM, by PORTIA70

    I hope that all of you are enjoying your Sunday. Not a whole lot to report today. I plan to catch up on posting on my SparkTeams and explore other content that I may have overlooked. Picking up around the room also. I have to figure out a way to let the people in my building know th... Read more

  • Skeeball Tonight

    1/11/2020 6:04:11 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Headed out for Skeeball at Circuit at 11 PM tonight with Pokemon Go. Say hi if you see me out and about in the downtown Richmond, VA area.... Read more

  • Trying to get new hearing aides.

    1/11/2020 10:35:42 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am frustrated my insurance company promises free hearing aides but getting the information from them has been very frustrating. The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing! chris... Read more

  • "Life is Like Sanskrit Read to a Pony." (Lou Reed)

    1/11/2020 9:49:24 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I'm sitting here with three sweatshirts on, and then read several SP blogs written by people living in freezing temps awaiting huge storms. It was 64 degrees in here when I awoke and I felt like I was turning into a popsicle. How would I ever survive after living in a "warm" zone? I wouldn't. ... Read more

  • Couldn't settle to complete one task.

    1/10/2020 10:33:43 PM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Today was a day of dribs and drabs. I's start something and work at it for awhile, then off to work on something else. I just couldn't stay on track today. Hopefully, tomorrow I will be able stick at something long enough to cross a thing or two off my "to do " list....... Read more

  • END OF THE DAY

    1/10/2020 7:38:14 PM, by SMIDGON

    NIGHTY-NITE EVERYONE ! BLESSINGS, JANET 😁... Read more

  • Thank You, Spark Friends

    1/10/2020 11:12:41 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    The doc appointment I went to with my family member got him in on-time, and then to lab, and more tests scheduled that he will go to alone in the near future. For now, it doesn't look as bleak as we thought and is still "fixable." It all rests on him totally changing his diet. Thank you so mu... Read more

  • My very FIRST day teaching Kids Yoga

    1/10/2020 9:42:36 AM, by LIONESS627

    Tuesday, January 7, 2020: This was my first time teaching kids yoga. I was prepared to teach MIDDLE SCHOOL students, but when I arrived, I was told I was getting guess who.....KINDERGARTENERS!!! 40 Had to scrap the ENTIRE lesson plan and didn’t have much to work with because I didn’t even think tha... Read more

  • 2019 accomplishments

    1/10/2020 9:30:26 AM, by LIONESS627

    To keep my focus OFF of the scale, I set 3 mini-goals each month in terms of trying NEW things in the way of 1) activity or a class at the gym, 2) new food or recipe, and 3) behavior or read a self-improvement book. I’ve been doing this the past couple of years and it really has kept me motiva... Read more

  • Peculiar People Day! Yay!!

    1/10/2020 12:22:23 AM, by AMYLFA

    I just found out that January 10 is officially Peculiar People Day!! This is something definitely worth celebrating! In the theme of the day, I found this delightful quote from Dr. Seuss: Are you peculiar? Are you unusual, distinctive, individual? Embrace it! This is your day! Know... Read more

  • "I think you are wrong to want a heart...

    1/9/2020 9:42:31 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    It makes most people unhappy." The Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum) Off to the doc appointment with my family member to provide him with moral support. This health issue has stressed and worried me for awhile now, but seems like the other shoe has dropped in its complications. My heart is broken.... Read more

  • Thursday Jan 9th ... Responsibility for ourselves ..

    1/9/2020 6:56:19 AM, by REMBRY

    Good morning dear friends .. someone left the deepfreeze lid open .. yet I'm not real upset .. this is the only way to get rid of flu germs .. I think the biggest reason is the people that are already sick bloody well stay home .. My husband seems to be on the mend .. not if you would ask him ... Read more

  • Have The Winter Blues

    1/8/2020 11:10:10 PM, by PORTIA70

    I seriously think that is my issue for the last few days. I am currently in the cycle of not wanting to do anything. I have good intentions the night before when I make plans to take on a task, but by the next day I have lost all energy to even get started. I would rather just lay here and do absol... Read more

  • "There is no duty we so much underrate...

    1/8/2020 11:49:04 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    as the duty of being happy." Robert Louis Stevenson Sometimes it's hard to stay positive and happy; the other night I got word that a family friend is in his last days. And I'm currently watching a close relative's health disintegrate in serious ways that breaks my heart. However, the ... Read more

  • and then it was Wednesday

    1/8/2020 7:15:13 AM, by REMBRY

    No reading this morning .. had an interrupted nights sleep .. so will just pretend I'm great .. hit the water then the pavement .. and keep faking it until I make it .. .. have a great day everyone .. xo Donna... Read more

  • I promise to myself...

    1/7/2020 1:07:44 PM, by CHERRIET

    ... that I will do my best to eat healthy and within my calorie range, that I will exercise to the best of my ability, that I will watch my portions and avoid mindless eating, that I will avoid or limit unhealthy foods, that I will try to get enough sleep, that I will stretch myself... Read more

  • Day 1. Again and Again and Again (and again)

    1/7/2020 1:02:10 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Over the course of my 11 years here on SP, I've detoxed from caffeine at least 10 times. Even though I only drink a half of a small mug of coffee, it really affects me in a number of negative ways. I've decided to go ahead and go through the relentless migraine that always occurs when I get rid of... Read more

  • Dealing with Painful Feelings

    1/7/2020 6:33:30 AM, by REMBRY

    Good Morning .. Happy January 7th .. I trust you are well .. We have had extremely warmer than normal temperatures here for about 2 weeks .. usually when this happens in the winter flu bugs gain ground .. I'm not sure what is effecting my husband but holy smokes he is one sick man ... here'... Read more

  • Book Re-Read The Spark

    1/7/2020 4:43:03 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I am re-reading The Spark from the Sparkpeople book series. Also I am giving it a good review online so check it out if you can. https://curs3r.podbean.com/e
    /episode-4-season-1-the-wr
    iters-journey/... Read more

  • Games

    1/7/2020 2:56:22 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Going to pinball and Pokemon Go tonight at Circuit Arcade at 9 thirty PM.... Read more

  • Needing Exercise Support

    1/7/2020 12:52:19 AM, by PORTIA70

    The one thing I have found is not so much my eating habits as a problem. It is starting to exercise that is the single biggest obstacle. Trying to find out how much is safe enough for me to do, and to add to the fact that I have more energy one day then the next due to health issues. One da... Read more

  • Bought a bag of air...

    1/6/2020 6:57:42 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • What Blender Do You Recommend?

    1/6/2020 8:32:39 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I have trouble finding dependable vacuum cleaners and blenders. I've had so many brands of both items from expensive to cheap, and rarely find one that lasts and does the job I want. Several years ago, after much deliberating, I bought a Vitamix. It only lasted seven years which was disappoin... Read more

  • January 6th Relationships

    1/6/2020 7:37:04 AM, by REMBRY

    If we are unhappy without a relationship, we'll probably be unhappy with one. expecting someone else to fill in the blanks .. heal the past .. protect us from the future .. be responsible for us , to fix and repair .. is dreaming .. is not possible .. as well as visa versa .. we can not chan... Read more

  • Thoughts & Prayers for the Aussie Humans & Animals Impacted by the Wildfires

    1/5/2020 12:45:48 PM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    As firefighters pack up and head to Australia from my city to return the favor in helping them fight those horrendous fires, I can't help but remember some of the scary fires I've experienced. The clips of the air quality and animals running from the flames are heartbreaking. So wonderful of the I... Read more

  • January 5th .. 2020 .. Accepting Help

    1/5/2020 10:09:23 AM, by REMBRY

    good morning .. great morning in fact .. Happy Ukrainian Christmas .. to all My mom spent a lot of her youth in a Ukrainian community from the age of 4 -12 .. very influential years .. her father my grandpa moved his family north for work when the depression and dry years were effecting the C... Read more

  • White Castle Hamburger Pie......

    1/5/2020 12:49:05 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    Does anyone here live in "White Castle" country? I made a "White Castle" Hamburger Pie tonight. It was kinda of strange. Hamburger, Lipton onion soup mix, cooked, topped with cheese, then a sauce of a couple of eggs, some mayo and heavy cream. It is supposed to taste just like the White Castle burge... Read more

  • flu preventative Have you used black elderberry ?

    1/4/2020 11:12:06 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Walking resolution

    1/4/2020 10:40:06 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • still learning

    1/4/2020 9:45:23 AM, by ROSE9231

    i know this was not gonna be easy and that is ok i like challenges..Tracking my food on here is a learning progress and will take time. Time to learn how the food tracker works so i can input the items correctly..Time to get over the fear of being judged by what i do enter and to be totally honest ... Read more

  • No Such Thing As An Easy/Simple Project at My House

    1/4/2020 9:37:23 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    Honestly, even a simple project like putting in new blinds and shade becomes a nightmare. Yesterday I promised myself that in the future I'll order from a company that specializes and installs blinds and shades. I finally DID get a nice looking completion yesterday, but only after missing parts ne... Read more

  • Saturday the forth day of 2020 .. Separating from Family Issues

    1/4/2020 8:54:23 AM, by REMBRY

    from the Language of Letting Go We can draw a healthy line, a healthy boundary, between ourselves and our nuclear family. We can separate ourselves from their issues. this is the perfect statement for me .. perfect todays read is a long one ... including every and all issues families f... Read more

  • Another birthday in the books!

    1/3/2020 10:31:56 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Wowee...thank you ALL so very much for your goodies and good wishes for my birthday today! It was another bittersweet event without my darling husband by my side. I'm so thankful for the memories that come up on Facebook because I found a memory that he posted on Facebook and it was just so lov... Read more

  • Another prayer for the New Year

    1/3/2020 8:33:58 PM, by CHERRIET

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  • Air Fryer Coming Soon

    1/3/2020 9:52:32 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I've blogged about two family members who worry me with their terrible eating habits. Mostly fast food, and now I'm watching their health decline as a result. I've offered my help time and again. Now one of them says he will accept my help. He's ordering an air fryer and I'll help by cooking... Read more

  • ANY IDEAS ?

    1/3/2020 6:51:29 AM, by SMIDGON

    I have a question about a new age happening. If a family member with a relationship of say 6yrs. They own a house together and pets. They have ended their relationship, however they still occupie their home, and go with one another to family and friends social activities together. H... Read more

  • Friday .. the 3rd of January ..2020

    1/3/2020 6:42:44 AM, by REMBRY

    First Friday of the 52 weeks in the year .. mind you this is a leap year .. (divisible by four) .. maybe we will get an extra Friday .. extra pay period hmm when I break time down into smaller bites of life it becomes more precious and valuable. mornings are my absolute favourite .. reg... Read more

  • 2020 New Year, New Decade...I'm trying my best to make it a good one!

    1/2/2020 8:27:02 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Hello my sparklers! 283 I hope your New Year was a good one. I chose to stay home with my beloved Mac cat and just reflect on my intentions for the new year. I'm in a completely foreign place in my life right now. I'm still trying very hard to find my feet and understand this horrifi... Read more

  • SkeeBall

    1/2/2020 2:47:34 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Headed out to Circuit Arcade for SkeeBall today. Why? Because that is a cool thing for nightlife now.... Read more

  • January 2 .. 2020

    1/2/2020 6:26:45 AM, by REMBRY

    New Year .. new book of inspiration and guidance .. just because every year I set out to accomplish a book from cover to cover .. then there it sits undone .. is that failure ..or is that success? I dont know how many times I started to read the bible from cover to cover .. I have the guide .. th... Read more

  • "And after all, what is a lie? 'Tis...

    1/2/2020 1:21:36 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    but the truth in masquerade." George Gordon, Lord Byron Didn't feel too good on NY Day, but hoping for a better one today. Happy 2020.... Read more

  • Happy New Year 2020

    1/1/2020 9:53:19 PM, by DOJORAT

    May the new year bring you an abundance of amazing opportunities, beautiful moments, and joyful experiences. May your positive actions & attitude inspire others. May you be brave enough to take on and overcome rewarding challenges. May you find yourself in high spirits & excellent health. May you... Read more

  • Azub ride to begin 2020

    1/1/2020 3:32:07 PM, by JULIACOLLINS62

    How grateful I am for a trike ride on this first day of a new year. 2020 is going to be an exciting year of new courage through vulnerability. God has used the Mayo Clinic to heal me. I no longer am walking with a rollator nor cane. I'm able to carry and lift things. In order to continue positi... Read more

  • Happy 2020 Sparkers

    1/1/2020 3:27:07 PM, by PORTIA70

    I hope all of you had a safe celebration bringing in the New Year and decade. I had a pretty good time with the neighbors in my building. A few of us watched Rockin New Year's Eve and had a little wine to bring it in. It was not without events happening though. A few months ago, my friend a... Read more

  • New Year 2020

    1/1/2020 12:28:17 PM, by ON_A_DIET

    I hope all of you had a wonderful New Year’s Eve. Mine was all exciting. Well, atleast, at first. The roommate’s were going to be out for the afternoon. Which left me in appetizer mode. I told them I’d have appetizers waiting for them and to be hungry. I thought a little healthy and a ... Read more

  • Happy New Year!

    1/1/2020 11:57:01 AM, by CHERRIET

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  • ANOTHER YEAR !

    1/1/2020 9:04:49 AM, by SMIDGON

    Sadie Mae has turned her back on 2019 and looking towards 2020 In her forever home! HAPPY NEW YEAR,! ... Read more

  • January 1 .. 2020

    1/1/2020 8:35:44 AM, by REMBRY

    Do you feel the same ?? there is just something about saying 2020 that feels right .. feels powerful and bright .. yes I'm in love with 2020 .. As in the past every day in the future brings hope .. strength and the promise of great things to come .. embracing what is .. making room ... Read more

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR

    1/1/2020 1:30:08 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    May 2020 bring you peace, joy, health and prosperity. May you meet your goals and may all your dreams come true...... Read more

  • Healthy 2020

    12/31/2019 9:15:39 AM, by AURA18

    Sources - 593 2020 252 Health Community time.com/collection/guide-to
    -weight-loss/ Compassion, Courage and Common Senseu.nu/4r21 thesimplicityofwellness.com/ "Even the healthiest of diets can use a little support. The level of nutrients we need for optimal health are hard to get just ... Read more

  • Waving Hello to 2020

    12/31/2019 8:36:55 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    I'm ready for a terrific year, are you? Here's to a good one for us all. Just tried edamame for the first time that were roasted and it makes a good snack. Wishing all a happy, healthy 2020. "No sooner do we think we have assembled a comfortable life than we find a piece of ours... Read more

  • Protecting My Peace .. the last from Sonia Choquette for now

    12/31/2019 7:22:22 AM, by REMBRY

    Holy Mother - Father God, Divine Loving Light and Heart of the Universe, I humbly ask for the blessings of your grace to walk away from people and things that disturb my spirit, drain my energy, and leave me feeling empty. Please send in your angels to help me run from drama and not create... Read more

  • I am the artist of my own life.

    12/31/2019 1:35:04 AM, by LITTLEWIND53

    2020 is a blank canvas. I hold the paintbrush and control the colours I apply to my canvas. The picture I paint for the new year/decade, is all up to me. I am in control.... Read more

  • Finding Me

    12/30/2019 9:35:36 PM, by DOJORAT

    I decided to get back on spark after all this time because at one time it worked for me. I found motivation, help, good friends and so much more here. It has been years since I actually made use of this wonderful site. There have been so many changes in my life since then , any of which have ... Read more

  • Well the cat has taken over...

    12/30/2019 11:41:42 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Waving Goodbye to 2019

    12/30/2019 8:30:50 AM, by SLIMMERJESSE

    This year was full of challenges. Too much grief eating. And continued help for my healing hip with its sprain. On the mend now, and finally nearly pain free. Overall, I never was a year-ending, year-beginning person. I never pay much attention to time in that way. It feels like 2020 is so... Read more

  • Standing up for Myself

    12/30/2019 7:03:40 AM, by REMBRY

    Holy Mother - Father God, Divine Loving Light and Heart of the Universe. I humbly ask for the ability and courage to speak up and set clear boundaries, and not allow myself to be intimidated or feel ashamed by someone ( my boss , partner, parent , sibling, and so forth ) or made to feel as ... Read more

  • 20 Goals for 2020 (Updated weekly)

    12/29/2019 8:14:03 PM, by 3VEGGIES

    Exercise 332 311 192 416 34 1. Lose 84 lbs or 7 lbs per month 306 386 2. Bike 2020 miles outside -6 miles per day (57 miles as of 1/16 )444 3. Walk 750 miles -2.1 miles per day 248 Week 2 total 46.10 miles 4. Do 20 sit-ups 3x/week 248 Week 4 5. Do a 20 second plank 5x/week... Read more

  • Getting Back Into Sparking

    12/29/2019 12:55:05 PM, by PORTIA70

    I posted in last night's blog that I would be back, and here I am. Did you miss me??? :) Today is a whole new day with new challenges, but we will get through them one way or another. Sometimes we have to go around the storm, and others we have to go through the storms, but no matter what... Read more

  • Stop Overgiving and Overdoing

    12/29/2019 8:21:51 AM, by REMBRY

    Holy Mother - Father God, Divine Loving Light and Heart of the Universe, I humbly ask for the healing power of your grace to help me stop overdoing for and over giving to others, while remaining insensitive and unloving toward myself. Please send in your angels to keep me from trying to ear... Read more

  • Was Gone For A Few Days

    12/29/2019 1:47:38 AM, by PORTIA70

    The last few days since Christmas has kept me busy, which is why I have not done my usual posting and getting my points. But I am doing well. I hope that all of you Sparkers had a good Christmas. I know that it is hard during the holidays when the stress of running around shopping, cooking, and spen... Read more

  • No sittin in Saturday

    12/28/2019 12:40:18 PM, by STORMYFEATHER

    That’s right folks. Preparing for my organized healthy life. Cleaning my closet Oh yeah, it’s day 2. This job is a monster ... Read more

  • cont. SP article about controlling cravings

    12/28/2019 11:41:36 AM, by CTUPTON

    1.Take the apple test. "Check in with yourself, and ask yourself if you're really hungry or if the craving stems from something else, like boredom, stress or anxiety," Rumsey says. To differentiate between true hunger and a craving, ask yourself "Would I eat an apple right now?" (Feel free to substi... Read more