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  • Hellofresh: creamy chive salmon

    12/14/2019 7:52:47 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    My first #hellofresh package arrived yesterday evening while I was at work. I came home just before 11pm, and had to open the box because like a kid at Christmas time I couldn’t wait to see what was inside. Above is what came in the box for my 1st meal. Now this meal was supposed to be fo... Read more

  • What A Year What A Week

    12/14/2019 5:25:29 PM, by BOOHOOBEAR6863

    Spark Cheers & Hello Sparkpeople friends! Been back to Sparkpeople for just over 2 weeks after a hiatus from the app for over a year. Some may wonder why I left. Let me just say someone was offended by a meme I posted to the feed & yeah, I felt a little jilted because my intentions were/are never to... Read more

  • Holiday Check In, New Buffet Rule & Beautiful Dress

    12/14/2019 12:52:33 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Last night I attended the annual Women's Christmas Celebration at church. I looked in the 'other' closet to choose something to wear, and saw this beautiful dress I bought 5 years ago and have never wore. But today is the day to wear this size 14 dress. Yes!!! As I cut the tags off the dress, I was ... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 286 - Unraveled

    12/14/2019 10:05:22 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Why unraveled? Received an update about a delayed order, new delivery date is after Christmas. Well that won't work for a four year old. On to Plan B ... a brick and mortar say they have it in stock. Thankfully it is on the way to the grands. Hopefully it will still be in the store w... Read more

  • Blue Christmas

    12/14/2019 5:25:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love the joy and magic of the season, but this year is different. This is a Christmas of holding Mom's hand in the nursing home, It will be a much quieter season with most of the grandkids far away. It will be a blue Christmas, and I'm fighting depression and feeling lonely. It's not the mos... Read more

  • Day 3: Weigh-In Day

    12/14/2019 3:33:55 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    I did some HASFit strength training exercises this morning and also some stretching exercises and Fritzy mentioned earlier in the night "Remember when we used to exercise together?" I told him "We still can!" and explained how I exercise 6 times a week and that he's welcome to exercise with me when ... Read more

  • Received 1st Hellofresh box

    12/14/2019 2:56:13 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    If the recipe says you should add a few drops of this and a tablespoon of that, then the ingredients will be in wrappers that contain just a few drops or just a tablespoon. Things such as vegetables are not measured. With the creamy chive salmon meal, (that I will cook tomorrow), there is ... Read more

  • 5 out of 5

    12/13/2019 11:35:52 PM, by IMREITE

    i had errands to do. i did all 5 this morning before noon. then i came home and finished my christmas decorating. my dh gets a bit humbugguy so i dont decorate to early. i was busy this week so i decided to do it today because i did not have to work... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 285 - It's A Wrap!

    12/13/2019 3:44:18 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Since shopping is done, just a few deliveries left that are on the way. I can now focus on developing my 2020 plan. The coffee shop has muffins and other pastries on offer. "Just a coffee, please." 106 I didn't even look at anything else. My body didn't need those so called... Read more

  • Holiday Check In & Spark Ups My Calories

    12/13/2019 1:29:18 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Today in Spark I set my January 1st target weight, and I have to lose 1.4 pounds to hit it. Spark upped my daily calories from 1200 - 1550 calories to 1570 - 1920! Wow that's a nice Christmas present! Yesterday we 'canasta girls' had our first annual Christmas party. We had a lovely buffet at t... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/13/2019 1:12:53 PM, by MOMMY445

    another mild day here today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i had a great workout at the gym today. i will be going for a long walk later. have a fabulous day, everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Friday, December 13,2019

    12/13/2019 11:54:59 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am at Peace with myself, my family, my community, and the world." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Arm hurts

    12/13/2019 11:05:25 AM, by ZALFDL72

    Maybe I should try to quit doing everything at once. My mom can't do much because she has diabetes so I am trying to help more. She can't walk much. I am living with her now. It has made me feel old fast. I can't move my right arm straight or bend it because it hurts. I am right-handed so it is hard... Read more

  • Chockablock full life

    12/13/2019 9:17:49 AM, by MEADSBAY

    Even without weekday grandchild babysitting (after ten years of that joyful duty) I keep quite busy, thank you very much. 595 Maybe it is the season...I do seem to be a bit ahead on my holiday preparations, shopping, etc. But, thnx to my newly discovered CBD oil regime I am feeling so much ... Read more

  • TheBrains Explain

    12/13/2019 7:05:29 AM, by BESSHAILE

    18 But mostly about the rain in Spain 43 You goof 18 LOL - well - yeah - it's that goofball time of year, though isn't it? 43 Yep. But I did think we ought to explain why The Plan is so ... well ... long and complicated. 18 Why - it's our plan. nobody else has to even know about it, much... Read more

  • Day 2: Nothing Is Easy

    12/13/2019 5:47:38 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Working out this morning was kind of a mess because when I tried to work out early this AM, my video wouldn't load right so it would only let me through the first 2 minutes. I ended up doing the first 2 minutes of the video twice before I gave up and went back to bed for a couple of hours. When I go... Read more

  • Routine Progress

    12/13/2019 5:28:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    For over 10 years, I have experienced the shooting pain of neuropathy in my feet and ankles. Those pains are gone. I have been working out with The Classical Stretch program and Miranda Esmond-White. Her 23-minute simple stretching routines have improved my body and circulation. I love the wo... Read more

  • enjoy shoveling.. sort of

    12/12/2019 7:39:57 PM, by IMREITE

    we have a garden tractor that has attachments for snowblowing and snowplowing. but some areas need to be shoveled. i dont like to wake up for snow removal but at the end of the day i am ok with bundling up to shovel a bit. ive only done it a couple times this year, but i like the fact that i can do ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday, December 12, 2019

    12/12/2019 6:11:07 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " My JOY Factory is Immense. I don't wait for joy, I manufacture my own." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Day 1: Back To The Original Formula

    12/12/2019 3:55:17 PM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    So I've decided to go back to writing blogs like I used to write. I'm going to write a weigh-in blog once a week on Sundays but try to blog every day. I'm going to do my best to get back into all the good habits that I used to practice and these blogs were always particularly helpful at keeping me o... Read more

  • Holiday Check In & Daily Weigh Ins

    12/12/2019 12:18:46 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Daily weigh ins are good for me. I know some do not agree, but facing that scale every morning helps me focus. When my weight goes up, I do a quick review, can it be true? If I have been weighing in daily I can't go up 2 pounds over night, so it is likely water retention. I also look over the last w... Read more

  • Blood Sugar A Little High This Morning

    12/12/2019 12:04:35 PM, by PORTIA70

    Woke up about a half an hour ago, decided I should check my sugar and it is 123 after fasting. I have not ate anything since around 9 or so last night. My blood pressure has been low too, and they are trying to figure out what is causing that. I have autoimmune disease, where my im... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 284 - Thinking Ahead

    12/12/2019 11:50:11 AM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - There are definite advantages to using the computer. Discover a gift for hubby in a store flyer mailed to me. Great we had just left that store! Checked online for more details. Nice it also listed availability, the store I was going to go to didn't have it, but another did. It is l... Read more

  • Here's Da Plan - So Far

    12/12/2019 7:45:37 AM, by BESSHAILE

    58 So, how'd the planning go? 43 Ugh! It was hard - yesterday I was utterly geometry challenged - sewed all kinds of mistakes and still have a big one to rip out. 18 But it is a fun project, isn't it? 43 Yes. It is. and I'm still willing to challenge myself to complete it 18 I'll help - P... Read more

  • Sticking Together

    12/12/2019 5:21:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    Snowmen are just flakes that stick together in the freezing weather. Sticking together makes us strong, and much bigger than we could ever be on our own. Don't get shoveled off to the snow heaps of life! Stick with your flaky friends! ... Read more

  • level 2 started

    12/12/2019 12:06:38 AM, by IMREITE

    started level 3 of beginner shred. with the warm up and stretch it is only 25 minutes but i always spend an extra 5 minutes at the end doing some more stretching. jillian always says she is not flexable. spending only 2 minutes on stretching is probably part of that... Read more

  • Starting To Get Back Into It

    12/11/2019 2:24:21 PM, by PORTIA70

    Whew, what a whirlwind since I have signed back up to SparkPeople. I went to my doctor yesterday, and I am 279 now. I averaged between 280 to 290 at times, so this has really motivated me that I am going in the right direction. I spent some time adding introductions and going through more S... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 283 - Freshly Fallen Snow

    12/11/2019 1:41:33 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Awaking to sparkling snow. Love how snow dampens sounds, making the world quieter. It seems a softer, gentler place. (except when the plows come through) The sun shining and the bright blue sky chases the doldrums away and renews my spirit. 444 A bit of self-care is in to toda... Read more

  • Holiday Check In & Computer Dead

    12/11/2019 11:50:34 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Making it through the holidays is harder than I thought it would be. Everywhere I go there is food! A time or two eating too much or eating the wrong foods is okay, I can compensate by having a strict diet the other meals. But a number of these ‘special holiday meals’ and I am not bouncing back. My ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/11/2019 10:11:03 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am having a great day so far. i will be meeting with my personal trainer after dinner today. i am looking forward to it. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • Think / Overthink With TheBrains

    12/11/2019 6:57:16 AM, by BESSHAILE

    58 Over the years, enough people have told me I over-think the situation that I am at least willing to accept that it's possible to over-think something. Not obsesses - mind you - but just look at something from so many angles, anticipating so many outcomes that either no action is taken or it's ta... Read more

  • The Gift

    12/11/2019 5:16:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    My favorite Christmas memories involve the loving care of others. Didi brought the special quilt made by a friend and put it on my mother’s bed in the nursing home. She found a way to make mama’s day brighter with this beautiful little masterpiece. Nothing could make my heart happier than seei... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    12/11/2019 2:07:52 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Today, I Will Spend Time In Silence." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Weigh-In #48

    12/11/2019 1:31:51 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Been resting a lot lately and woke up tonight and feeling some better. Have a doctor's appointment tomorrow so hopefully things should start moving in the right direction soon. I've lost some weight since I have mostly stayed in bed and watched videos the past couple of days so we'll see if that wei... Read more

  • level 1 done

    12/10/2019 11:10:59 PM, by IMREITE

    finished level 1 beginner shred. I start level tomorrow... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 282 - Have Faith

    12/10/2019 3:25:52 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - All the snow has been washed away. I already miss that blanket of white. Follow up Dr, appointment got cancelled, poor Doctor is sick. Next appointment available is in 2020, so a higher copay. Other than that, things are falling into place for Christmas. Hubby is hard to buy for, but... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    12/10/2019 2:34:30 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very cool and windy day here today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! I will be going for a long walk later on. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Meal Delivery

    12/10/2019 1:04:01 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I decided to give myself a Christmas gift. After months of wondering how to get groceries without spending a whole day in Pahrump during our weekly employee shopping trips and making sure that I even get the day off from work. I decided to try out hellofresh. Not sure how long I will keep thi... Read more

  • Playing with New Years Resolutions--learning how to prioritize.

    12/10/2019 12:34:07 PM, by MMAANDMUSICNUT

    Naturally, health is going to be on the list. The difficulty is this month I have to focus the most on financial stuff and getting things corrected before all the tax season stuff gets really going. That's what I hate the most, but today and tomorrow I'm dedicating myself to getting it all cleared u... Read more

  • A Survival Plan ... Sort-of

    12/10/2019 7:05:31 AM, by BESSHAILE

    As the days between now and the End Of The Frenzie peel off the calendar, I'm getting exposed to more and more sugary holiday temptations. Most of the time I can pretend chocolate covered sugar bombs don't exist. They aren't in my house and I don't have to go down those aisles in the grocery store -... Read more

  • Shoelaces And The Christmas Spirit

    12/10/2019 5:15:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    When I was growing up, I often ended up with broken shoelaces. Being the second of six kids meant that there were times Mom just did not make my shoelaces a priority. For some reason, that bothered me to no end. As an adult, I made sure that my kids had new laces when the old ones broke. I... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    12/10/2019 2:44:54 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Today, I Will Wear Purple." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • short work weeks

    12/9/2019 11:26:50 PM, by IMREITE

    till he end of the year i dont work a 5 day week,. i have pto so the next 4 weeks i work 3 or 4 days per week.... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 281 - Longing for Simpler Times

    12/9/2019 4:45:34 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - I'm so confused. Went to get medical insurance sorted out. It is selection time! What was a $200 increase is now a $200 decrease. 40 Needless to say I'm still a bit muddled and in disbelief. The proof will be when the bill arrives. 27 The day matches my mood. Dark, dreary... Read more

  • HISTORY REPEATS: This week's experiment, getting away from fast food for a week...& hopefully forev

    12/9/2019 2:54:58 PM, by MMAANDMUSICNUT

    This is an abbreviated version of a blog post I wrote in July last year, but I'm so surprised how circular my dieting history is, because I've been having these same issues crop up a year and a half later... so I figured it was time to resurrect the plan and actually figure how to enact it. So,... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/9/2019 10:14:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mild and mostly rainy day here today. i am alright with that and so is my daughter. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i have some errands to run and then i will be taking it easy for the rest of the day. have a marvelous day, everyone!... Read more

  • ~Taking a Spark Holiday Break~

    12/9/2019 6:56:54 AM, by --DEBY--

    446 447 446 447 447 446 447 446 I am taking a lil Spark Holiday break to get ready for the Holidays........... To spend some time for myself to ~ Relax ~ Reflect ~ ReNEW ~ in preperations for ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The NEW YEAR ~ 2020 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 446 447 446 4... Read more

  • Prepared for a Busy Week!

    12/9/2019 5:20:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    I've had a few tough days and learned some valuable lessons. 1. If I'm not prepared, life can really knock me down and drag me through the mud. I have to plan my days to get in everything that is important to me. 2. Peace of mind comes through my planning. 3. I won't be ready for Chri... Read more

  • 9 December 2019

    12/9/2019 5:07:26 AM, by DSJB9999

    Day 91, 100 days Obesity is a condition 100 DWL I still don't think of Obesity as a Condition but I realise I do have a tendency to retain fat and calories. I need to pay attention to my eating (especially as Christmas approaches) as I have a tendency to overeat at times (sadly yesterday was ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, December 9,2019

    12/9/2019 4:46:39 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " When I hear " You have to ", I say that there is nothing I " HAVE TO " do ." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Weigh-In #47

    12/9/2019 2:23:24 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    I've been icing my side and back and taking a lot of naproxen and that seems to help a little bit. I did a chair workout and some stretches and cleaned a little bit this morning and that was about all I could do. Fritzy and I went shopping yesterday and had a nice time although eating was not as goo... Read more

  • restful day

    12/8/2019 11:17:17 PM, by IMREITE

    didnt sleep in late but i did get some stuff done and took a nap later in the day. got in some exercise but spent to much time on my butt... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 280 - A Morning of Leisure

    12/8/2019 2:16:15 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Enjoying a leisurely morning. Interrupted by a rude robo call reminder for an appointment on Tuesday. Really they had to call on a beautiful Sunday morning? Not going to let it ruin my rare gift of a quiet morning. Getting ready to welcome middle son home. Grateful - For a d... Read more

  • Never Underestimate Your Influence

    12/8/2019 1:53:26 PM, by MICHELLE_391

    Last weekend I was focused and strong. Monday was awesome. I was playing my best game. Getting all my steps in, staying not only in my calorie range, but nailing the ratio of carbohydrates/protein/fat. I was feeling optimistic and strong. And then Tuesday morning something happened: I got re... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Sunday, December 8,2019

    12/8/2019 10:17:45 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " My world expands with the generosity, compassion, inventiveness, and service that I contribute." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • The Frittery Pause

    12/8/2019 7:31:57 AM, by BESSHAILE

    Whenever I have something big I want to do - there is a nervous day of frittering away my time while I gird my loins ... or in my case, my hands and heart ... to start work. I have a sewing project for Christmas this year. Not the Red Dress - but something for Da Pwincess. I am still a loooooong way... Read more

  • Details, Details!

    12/8/2019 7:07:18 AM, by JSTETSER

    It was one of those days with too much to do. I woke up a little tired and rushed into the day. I forgot to bring important things to the nursing home for my mom, I forgot to take care of things that needed to be done because I was all caught up in the unimportant things of life. Sometimes my l... Read more

  • tiring day

    12/7/2019 9:31:11 PM, by IMREITE

    saw frozen 2 this morning with my 2 sisters and nieces. then i went home and and has lunch - i stopped at arby's. i had not been there in years. then a quick organizing task, then to my sisters for the yearly xmas cookie baking. it was a tiring afternoon but we got a lot done.... Read more

  • Gliding Through the Snow

    12/7/2019 4:16:57 PM, by KATTHOMAS2

    I just got back from the most wonderful sleigh ride. My SIL and my daughter and I took the baby on her first sleigh ride. We have cousins who hold an open house every year and it was perfect weather this year for the sleigh ride. They own Clydesdale horses and they were wearing Santa hats and Chr... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 279 - Checking Eyelids For Holes.

    12/7/2019 3:14:45 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - With all the beauty sleep I got, I should be gorgeous by now. Who knew that I needed that much sleep. I do feel well rested. I am NOT a perky morning person. Although there are benefits to waking early, it is difficult to shift. It is nice to get things done first thing, the sense ... Read more

  • Yummy Lunch in the EDR

    12/7/2019 3:13:42 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    The chicken was sooo good! Luckily the broccoli was cooked perfectly. So glad I walked down to see what they were having. Sometime this week, we should have a tree set up in the EDR, for us all to decorate. If the tree is ready tonight or tomorrow then I can help decorate..which ... Read more

  • Need To Get Back In The Habit

    12/7/2019 11:43:40 AM, by PORTIA70

    This was one of my weak points on my last SparkPeople Profile, tracking my food. Often I would get embarrassed over going above my calorie intake that I would just skip it. So in this profile I plan to be more honest about it. We all mess up sometimes, but by facing our fears of what other ... Read more

  • Never Say Never!

    12/7/2019 7:41:34 AM, by BESSHAILE

    Unless you're ready to say "Ulp" or "Uh - well" 246 Because just because I didn't plan on baking any Christmas cookies this year doesn't mean something might not get me out into the kitchen. Something like my Romanian family telling us, last night, that they will be here December 23 and are... Read more

  • I Am Not Super Woman!

    12/7/2019 6:01:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    No, I am not Super Woman, and I cannot save the world. I need help. I’m having a tough time, making plans to go to Florida in February to visit my son and his family I know that it is not at all rational, but I wonder if my mother will pass while we are gone. It really hurts my heart to leav... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Saturday, December 7, 2019

    12/7/2019 3:35:13 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am the wizard. I transmute fear and hate into love." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Weigh-In #46

    12/7/2019 1:02:19 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    So Wyatt thinks I need my appendix out. He's probably right. I have a doctor appointment coming up soon so hopefully I can get things taken care of. I had a difficult day yesterday and didn't do well, so my stats are bad today, but I'm just not feeling well these days. I tried to do a core workout b... Read more

  • cookie day

    12/7/2019 12:50:32 AM, by IMREITE

    Tomorrow is cookie baking day. i may end up playing with my nieces. 2 of them are old enough but the younger ones are not. mostly. it may get crowded and i am hoping the drama is kept to a minimum... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 278 - Weigh-in Result

    12/6/2019 7:12:03 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - It was the final group meeting for the study. Was I afraid what the scale might say? No. It was just going to show a fact. The fact was I am still down 20 pounds. Yes, I dropped all but 3 of the pounds. I impressed myself. 48 The final weigh-in for the study is on the 18th. I ... Read more

  • Chicken lasagna

    12/6/2019 6:39:42 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Here's my chicken lasagna. It tastes good. The apartment smells great with the sauce of it. I am going to have leftovers of it.... Read more

  • Here's the chicken

    12/6/2019 6:38:01 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I got my chicken done. I put it into the oven for an hour and it was good. I ate a breast for lunch and put 2 into a lasagna. I am eating the lasagna and it's good. I have 3 more breasts left and I will have those later.... Read more

  • 6th December 2019

    12/6/2019 4:50:49 PM, by DSJB9999

    Day 89, 100 days At my Best! of 100 DWL I am feeling at my best just now. I am confident and more secure about many things even working hard on my new car (never good with new cars!) Love the car but don't really like driving really I walk taller and more confidently I continue to smil... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/6/2019 12:54:28 PM, by MOMMY445

    it started off snowing steadily here. now the sun is shining brightly and it is not snowing anymore. my daughter says hi to everyone. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a fabulous day, everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • Needing advice on something

    12/6/2019 10:07:21 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I am thinking about putting some boneless skinless chicken breasts into the oven. About 6 to 8 of them. I was thinking of putting them into a 350 degrees but not sure for how long to have them in there for. Should I have them in there for an hour or longer? I haven't done chicken this way. The whole... Read more

  • What Doesn't Happen Anymore

    12/6/2019 7:42:06 AM, by BESSHAILE

    I was just looking at the spark recipe for dark chocolate peppermint rice crispie treats ... and then I clicked the button "redeem your points" and dismissed them from my mind. That is - till the last "S" in treats evaporated and I suddenly realized that .... I don't do Christmas baking any more. I ... Read more

  • Stretching to Reach my Goals!

    12/6/2019 5:21:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Cold weather seems to bring on more aches and pain in my body. I'm tempted just to sit still, but I have goals to reach! I want to stay in shape to kayak with my sons and run with the grandkids. We will be climbing Mt Monadnock and possibly Mt Katahdin in Maine this summer. I also control Typ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Friday, December 6,2019

    12/6/2019 1:55:26 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Today Is More Joyful Than Yesterday, And Tomorrow Will Be More Joyful Still." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • no mail for 2 days

    12/5/2019 9:20:47 PM, by IMREITE

    we didnt have mail pick/up delivery for 2 days. i called the post office because we had a bill that needed to go out and i wanted to know if i need to do an extra errand tomorrow to deliver it. once i called they said some deliveries are still being made for the day. they had new people and some of... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 277 - Breathe Deeply

    12/5/2019 4:39:03 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - The strangest conversations are the ones I have with myself. Last night: "I want to chew on something." "Take a breath, inhale slowly feel your ribs expand and stomach rise, pause, exhale fully." "Okay that worked." Sometime later... "I need to gnaw." "Breathe!" "Fine, t... Read more

  • Where Does Time Go

    12/5/2019 12:20:25 PM, by KATTHOMAS2

    Our granddaughter is already five months old and starting to crawl. Her mama came to visit yesterday and went home with a highchair and a stack of pictures. We put the baby in the highchair for the first time and she loved it. She will be starting on solid food at six months. I sorted through so... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/5/2019 10:21:20 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to take it easy here. my daughter is back to school today. she just took it easy yesterday. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! it's snowing here this morning and it is okay with me and with my daughter. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Making Cards & Thanking Others

    12/5/2019 5:16:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Homemade cards are the best. The time and thought that goes into the process is priceless. This is a tough Christmas for me with my Mom’s health and energy declining. We have made Christmas cards every year for as long as I can remember. Making them without her is difficult, but decided to... Read more

  • Merry & Motivated

    12/5/2019 5:13:24 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    I'm feeling pretty good right now. I'm ready for Christmas and I'm feeling motivated. I have been exercising consistently again and keeping to my fitness routine. I did chair yoga yesterday and I did chair cardio this morning and I've been able to work out for about 6 minutes on average currently. I... Read more

  • December 5th

    12/5/2019 4:01:03 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    As you can see, I started out the month with a little snow on the mountain top. It's been cold so far...about 52 degrees and rainy when I went into work yesterday. I ate veggie lasagna for dinner in the EDR (employee dining room). If you don't read my page often..I will say again, there... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday, December 5, 2019

    12/5/2019 3:47:20 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Today, I invite life to dance." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Weigh-In #45

    12/5/2019 1:12:07 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Things are going in the right direction. My weigh-in this morning was positive. I did some chair yoga yesterday and my eating is somewhat better although not perfect. I am making positive improvements, though! I have received all of Fritzy's Christmas presents in the mail and have most of them wrapp... Read more

  • closer to the weekend

    12/5/2019 12:00:58 AM, by IMREITE

    today felt long. tonight to my nieces to a st. nick event. it was fun. it did cut into my exercise time but i did hit it right away when i came home so i have 3 days of my 5 days done at level 1. tuesday or wed i will start level 2... Read more

  • Feeling Disappointed With SparkTeams

    12/4/2019 10:10:51 PM, by PORTIA70

    Hi everyone :) Welcome to my new SparkPage and Blog Post. I was a member before, but losing my login information and with the changes in my life, I decided to create a whole new profile. So here I am. I discovered while going through all the groups, that even with the ones that hav... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 276 -

    12/4/2019 8:46:21 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - 252 because you all are so great. Your suggestions on my previous blog meant the world to me. Things are turning around, I have already dropped 1.5 pounds, most of it probably from the salt. Nighttime Gnawing is a behavior that needs to be stopped in order to be kind to myself.... Read more

  • Happy Scale! Featured Blog & TOPS

    12/4/2019 12:24:11 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Yesterday at TOPS I was thrilled with my weigh-in. Despite my overindulgence at the party Saturday, my weight stayed the same. My simple recovery plan worked very well - less food, more exercise, more sleep, daily weigh-ins, and nutrition tracking. TOPS I was 'star of the month' for November w... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/4/2019 10:54:44 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a challenging workout with my personal trainer at the gym yesterday and i feel good today. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i'll be doing some of my christmas shopping today. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Weigh-In #44

    12/4/2019 9:31:43 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Thought I'd do a weigh-in today even though there's not much change with my weight, but there has been some movement with my other stats. I haven't been able to exercise lately because I haven't been feeling good but my eating has been much improved lately. Just haven't really been hungry lately. ... Read more

  • Some Days Are Diamonds

    12/4/2019 8:21:11 AM, by BESSHAILE

    And yesterday was one of them. First off, the weight thing - since so few of my blogs tend to be about that - which is why we all started here to begin with. I had a pretty good idea my weigh-in would be good since I'd stepped on the docs scale on Monday and my own home scale has been showin... Read more

  • What's Your Focus?

    12/4/2019 5:15:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today, I'm focusing on what matters! This morning, I woke up and had a heart-to-heart conversation with myself. Me: Hi Beautiful, how are you today? Myself: I'm doing good! I've got some big challenges, but I can meet them with God's help. Me: That's right, Jackie! You can meet these ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    12/4/2019 4:20:15 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Today Is My Day To Practice Whimsey." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Blogging Through the Alphabet - A is for Attitude

    12/3/2019 8:09:15 PM, by AMYBELLES

    Yesterday I gave myself a day off before starting my ABC blog for this month. My goal is to get through the alphabet by the end of the month, so I have a couple days leeway. I needed a break to get my thoughts together and plan what I want to do. I decided to choose just one word for each letter th... Read more

  • Daily Highlight 275 - Dashing Through the Snow - 2

    12/3/2019 2:20:55 PM, by NANCY-

    Highlight - Actually it wasn't snow. I purged 5 inches of papers. Shred, recycle. I feel lighter having gotten rid of all that, but there is more to go. Dealing with paper was better than going out on the roads. I do not know why I am so anxious. Maybe it is because of hubby's scan in two w... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    12/3/2019 10:49:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today, we did get some snow yesterday. my daughter says hi. i will be going to the gym later on after dinner for a session with my personal trainer. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Weigh-In #43

    12/3/2019 9:26:15 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    Thanksgiving bloat came off. I've been exercising pretty regularly and even got 3K yesterday for the first time in a while. I've been eating better as well, haven't had as much appetite since my side has been hurting lot. Been trying to get in to see the doctor sooner but they won't let me. My docto... Read more

  • Snow Days

    12/3/2019 5:17:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    15 inches, and it's still snowing! Yesterday I spent over 3 hours shoveling. I create some ramps out of snow on the side of my driveway so that I don't have to lift the snow. I bought a great shovel to help me keep from straining my back. Today it's still snowing, and I'll be out there ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    12/3/2019 2:29:55 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Today is my day to paint in bold colors, set today's rhythm with my heart-drum, walk today's march with courage, create today as my celebration of life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more