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  • Smile of the Day

    2/25/2020 5:48:58 PM, by SHERYE

    Cop: I’m arresting you for illegally downloading the entire Wikipedia. Man: Wait! I can explain everything.... Read more

  • February 25, 2020 - Where does time go?

    2/25/2020 12:16:20 PM, by DSHONEYC

    I had hoped to blog more about this wellness journey. But I am lucky just to read the blogs that motivate and inspire me at SparkPeople. I am not cut out to be an 'inspirer'. Today I prepare for week 3 starting tomorrow. Once again it is about eliminating foods that have qualities that 'inflame... Read more

  • Don't Let Them Hold You Back - Joel and Victoria

    2/25/2020 12:00:14 PM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free…" (John 8:32, NIV) People are constantly putting labels on us, telling us what we can and cannot become, what we do or don’t have. Many times, these labels are not in agreement with what God says about us; but if we don’t know any b... Read more

  • Is this worth it?

    2/25/2020 9:53:11 AM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    Is it worth it? I was moving in the right direction last year. Down almost 70 pounds. Even though I avoided the holiday sweets, my loss slowed in December. During the first two months of 2020, off-plan eating crept in. There was serious effort to get back to that strong place, but it d... Read more

  • STUCK. Lost 19 lbs now stuck.

    2/25/2020 9:47:32 AM, by CTUPTON

    Last fall my cravings magically lessened. 590 (Not so magically 24 because I spark daily --for over 10 try to do what my sparkfriends suggest.) 220 Stuck for 3 months now! 234 I log my foods daily. Calories about 1500. Aiming at 1200 but night time eating is out of hand--can't sleep. ... Read more

  • Let's

    2/25/2020 8:08:56 AM, by SPEDED2

    Let's All Eat Right Day Let's All Eat Right Day celebrates Adelle Davis, an influential nutritionist of the mid-twentieth century, who decried food additives and championed whole, unprocessed foods. These ideas were often seen as eccentric at the time, but are mainstream beliefs today. It wa... Read more

  • Broken Foot Blues

    2/24/2020 11:03:23 PM, by MONIQUEDVA

    I've already noted that it's truly amazing to me how much I suddenly want to do, not because it was a habit & I was used to doing it, but much more so by the simple fact that I CAN'T. Isn't it just crazy human nature that when we are presented with a "fait accomplis" that was decided by someone or s... Read more

  • can you recommend eye drops for dry eyes?

    2/24/2020 6:05:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am having a hard time keeping them lubricated. Thanks!... Read more

  • What to do with frozen spinach

    2/24/2020 3:08:14 PM, by A-NEW-CHAPTER

    I have a couple of large bags of frozen, chopped spinach that I want to put to good use. I usually get little blocks of frozen spinach that I use for one particular recipe. These new bags are larger and (maybe) more versatile (rather than one frozen brick of spinach like the kind I usually buy) ... Read more

  • 2-23-20

    2/24/2020 2:32:01 PM, by PATJOONWW

    Had a great weekend. Started it with gong to an 80's themed Escape Room with Girls. Got out with 2:59 minutes left, it was the first for all of us. Saturday was Les Miserables at the Aronoff Center with bestie. Sure miss her since she moved 3 hours away. Sunday spent with GD shopping. Hav... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    2/24/2020 1:57:04 PM, by SHERYE

    HUSBAND: When I get mad at you, you never fight back. How do you control your anger? WIFE: I clean the toilet. HUSBAND: How does that help? WIFE: I use your toothbrush.... Read more

  • Go Further, Dream Bigger - Joel and Victoria

    2/24/2020 9:27:12 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me..." (Philippians 4:13, NKJV) Today, I want to remind you of what God says about you. No matter what’s happening in your life, remember that you are not limited by your resources, your family or your background. Almighty God has anointed, eq... Read more

  • Make Mine...

    2/24/2020 8:16:20 AM, by SPEDED2

    World Bartender Day Bartenders play an important social role and must adjust to many scenarios. They deal with many types of patrons: people hanging out with friends, people on dates, people relaxing after work, and people who sometimes get a little too unruly in bars. Bartenders have to bui... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    2/23/2020 7:59:52 PM, by SHERYE

    A little boy got on the bus, sat next to a man reading a book, and noticed he had his collar on backwards. The little boy asked why he wore his collar backwards. The man, who was a priest, said, 'I am a Father.' The little boy replied, 'My Daddy doesn't wear his collar like that.' The pries... Read more

  • What a Great Day to Be Here.

    2/23/2020 1:22:21 PM, by KATHY_2019

    Good Afternoon This is the First time in Years i Woke Up Without a Pain of Some kind. Got up Got Dress when out on a Walk I love The sounds of Birds Singing and Other Animals Making Sounds. This is the Time i Reflect on my Journey I have went Forwards and Backwards I hope This Time i just go Forwar... Read more

  • Curl

    2/23/2020 12:02:16 PM, by SPEDED2

    Curling is Cool Day Curling is Cool Day celebrates a sport that is cool, both because it is hip, and because it is played on ice. Curling is one of the world's oldest team sports. Heavy granite stones, usually weighing 44 pounds, are slid down a rectangular sheet of ice towards a target. The... Read more

  • The Crud / Life Balance

    2/23/2020 9:23:53 AM, by KAY-SUPREME

    It turns out, a sinus infection was hiding under the guise of my migraine last Sunday. I was down for the count Sunday through Thursday. Things at work went okay; there was a tiny flare-up between some employees, and personally, I don't necessarily think anything has been resolved, just dampered. We... Read more

  • decluttering for Lent

    2/23/2020 9:02:26 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • 23 February 2020

    2/23/2020 4:23:22 AM, by DSJB9999

    I wasn't going to post here as I am sulking a little at my eating behaviour but life is far more that the numbers on the scale so 224 At the moment I have changed my Userpic, just wanted to add it to my gallery but didn't succeed from my phone. Ant and I had a lovely night away on Thursday a... Read more

  • We Are on Our Way to South America!

    2/23/2020 1:10:21 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Today I finished packing for my trip to South America. My medium sized suitcase weighs 35 pounds, but I am allowed 50 pounds. I have a carry-on duffel that is almost empty, so I can do a little shopping. I wasn't sure what to pack or how much. I have 3 pairs of pants, 2 dresses, a romper, 4 pair of ... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    2/22/2020 8:34:37 PM, by SHERYE

    Teacher to the class: "How can we keep our school clean?" Student: "By staying at home?"... Read more

  • What are we afraid of?

    2/22/2020 8:12:58 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    This journey stirs things up in our heads. Old wounds resurface. Old guilt trips resurface. It is a lot to face and I’m glad I’m not facing it alone. Fear of failure is there. We’ve all tried our best through the years and then given up. The reasons for being on this journey don’t disappear, t... Read more

  • The Problem with "Finding My Why"

    2/22/2020 2:06:43 PM, by A-NEW-CHAPTER

    I've struggled with "finding my why" ever since I joined Sparkpeople. I've written about that before so I won't repeat my struggles here -- but my latest thought on the 'why' problem is that I can't see it. Goal setting always starts with having a good reason for achieving your goal. I state th... Read more

  • Grocery Day!

    2/22/2020 12:49:41 PM, by NEWSPARKDEBBIE

    I am looking forward to the grocery run today. Time out of the house, a walking exercise, and a chance to get out of the house for DH and myself! 341... Read more

  • A Second Birthday

    2/22/2020 11:04:59 AM, by SPEDED2

    George Washington's Birthday George Washington was born on February 11, 1731 (Old Style), at his parents' Pope's Creek Estate near Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County, Virginia. At the time, the entire British Empire, including its North American possessions, was on the Julian calendar; th... Read more

  • Overate at dinner

    2/21/2020 9:57:27 PM, by A-NEW-CHAPTER

    Hubby came home with fish and chips - and side salads - and dessert. A pig-out! I hadn't planned on it; I'd had a lot of carbs for the day already. At least I skipped dessert. And I didn't eat all the fries - it was a huge portion - and I took some of the batter off the fish to try to minimize the ... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    2/21/2020 5:59:06 PM, by SHERYE

    Finally, the good-natured boss was compelled to call Smith into his office. "It has not escaped my attention," he pointed out, "that every time there's a home game at the stadium, you have to take your aunt to the doctor." "You know you're right, sir," exclaimed Smith, "I didn't realize it. You ... Read more

  • Friday 21

    2/21/2020 5:48:10 PM, by KATHY_2019

    Well I did get to go out wed i had a Great Time I am having to wear special socks for my Feet, We Went and got a massage First then out to lunch which we all had a good time they were 10 of us. Of Course we went Shopping i got a nice leather Purse. Thursday we made a new Recipe Low Carb Dish it... Read more

  • Out of Season - Joel and Victoria

    2/21/2020 12:24:10 PM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    Out of Season - Joel and Victoria “…Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert...” (Isaiah 35:6, NIV) There are times when things aren’t going your way, business is down, the medical report isn’t good. It’s not your season. The good news is that God specializes in do... Read more

  • 2-20-20

    2/21/2020 9:45:46 AM, by PATJOONWW

    Yesterday’s workout was a good one. 1.5 miles in 33 minutes. Then did strength training with the girls. Got home made dinner with hubby. Watched a bit of TV and went to bed. Got 8.5 hours!... Read more

  • One Thing At a Time

    2/21/2020 7:24:02 AM, by SPEDED2

    Single Tasking Day Multitasking makes it difficult to focus, easier to make mistakes, and harder to be productive. Projects take longer—about fifty percent less gets accomplished when one tries to do a few things at once, instead of working on one thing at a time. Tasks may also end up half-... Read more

  • scientific research

    2/20/2020 5:59:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurobio
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    l_exercise In NOOM (a weight loss app) I learned about a brain chemical that helps cognitive function and in general making more brain cells. Whoopee! BDNF brain derived neurotropic factor 58 So how can we get more of ... Read more

  • Oh My! Getting back on track after my binge.

    2/20/2020 4:34:00 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Binged. It happens. This morning I woke up totally ravenous and too tired to care. My thoughts were not about my goals, my well being, even you all. I just plain wanted energy and to eat. I had 2 mini bags of chips 160 cal each, a coke 140 cal, 2 payday bars 240 cal each... then I stopped. ... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    2/20/2020 4:31:27 PM, by SHERYE

    The sergeant was in one of his rare moods as he lectured the recruits. "Let me ask you a simple question, what is fortification?" There was no response. Nor did any of the rookies answer when he repeated the question. Walking up to the new man who looked closest to normal, the sergeant b... Read more

  • Redesign

    2/20/2020 4:13:47 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Lately, I've been working to re-examine my goals, more importantly, what is important to me, and how my goals and values are connected. My objective is to break this habit I have of comparing myself now to the me of 2017. I was on a really great streak of exercising and eating right, but I had no so... Read more

  • February 20, 2020 - My boss is back!

    2/20/2020 1:19:23 PM, by DSHONEYC

    Suddenly my workload has jumped up...she appears ready to jump in and go to work. Have to put on my research hat...yikes. I am abbreviated today. Though the decaf worked ok this morning, I can tell the difference in the taste.This will not be a permanent alteration to my diet in the future. Pl... Read more

  • The bravest thing you have ever done--ask for help.

    2/20/2020 12:36:09 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Writing to lose weight

    2/20/2020 12:28:49 PM, by A-NEW-CHAPTER

    I was reading through an introduction to the Full Plate Diet and found this instruction: "Write a paragraph that describes what it’s like to be overweight. Write another paragraph describing how different things will be when you’re at your ideal weight. Read these paragraphs every day, even af... Read more

  • catnip

    2/20/2020 11:42:32 AM, by CTUPTON

    Heard noises. Looked for the source. Cujo was in the middle of the dining room table. I could not figure out why. No food there. Oh! The new catnip package was there. 240 ... Read more

  • Foods to help muscle cramps

    2/20/2020 10:59:22 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Foods to help muscle cramps

    2/20/2020 10:59:22 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Eternity Is In Your Heart - Joel and Victoria

    2/20/2020 8:58:19 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    "He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men's hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy]..." (Ecclesiastes 3:11, AMPC) God has placed eternity in the hearts of m... Read more

  • Books

    2/20/2020 8:00:25 AM, by SPEDED2

    Clean Out Your Bookcase Day On Clean Out Your Bookcase Day, avid readers and bibliophiles focus on getting their bookcases clean and in order. They dust or wipe down their bookcases and make sure all their books are organized on them. Books that are no longer wanted or needed are often donat... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    2/19/2020 8:46:07 PM, by SHERYE

    A woman was watching her husband standing on the bathroom scale, sucking in his stomach. Thinking he was trying to weigh less with this maneuver, she commented, "I don't think that is going to help." "Sure it will," he said. "It's the only way I can see the numbers..." ... Read more

  • Come take a walk with me

    2/19/2020 7:26:59 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    This is San Diego bay which is 20 min. from my home. These images were taken from Coronado Ca population 26,000. Coronado is a man made island and is home to the North Island Naval Air Station. The Hotel Del Coronado opened in February 1888. The del as locals call it, debuted as an archi... Read more

  • February 19, 2020 - Week 2 Start of my journey to better health and wellness

    2/19/2020 1:27:14 PM, by DSHONEYC

    Missed my cup of coffee this morning. The Roobios tea tasted, well...tasteless. I am not jittery, but I love the flavor of joe. Stupid me didn't realize decaf would be allowed, so tonight I will pick up some. And I have a test ahead, going to a university lunch program, where they usually serve grea... Read more

  • 2-18-20

    2/19/2020 1:11:54 PM, by PATJOONWW

    Good day today. Had lunch with Hubby ate 1/2 my sandwich and a great tasing homemade chicken noodle soup. Went to PF at 6:30. Did 38 minutes on treadmill. Put together dinner so all hubs had to do was turn it on when he got home. It was ready when I got home. He liked it too... Read more

  • Getting Ready & Weight Fluctuations

    2/19/2020 12:25:52 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I realized this week, I am stressed as I prepare for my trip to South America. I have so many to do lists, I can't find them all LOL. Regardless the plane leaves Sunday at 6:35 AM and I will be on it. The scale is telling me that I have been doing a bit of stress eating. While my weight has fl... Read more

  • Back to Sparking and losing weight

    2/19/2020 11:42:24 AM, by A-NEW-CHAPTER

    Took some months off - don't really have a good reason - I think I just got overwhelmed - there's a lot of family stuff going on in the background that has me rather stressed out but I am (finally) learning to be stressed and not turn to food for comfort (not perfect, but a lot better). I've l... Read more

  • Changes I will make to my eating

    2/19/2020 10:56:41 AM, by QUERIDAANA

    Although I don't really know how I want to change my eating, I know I want to continue to eat 3 fruits per day, vegetables, yogurt (4 heaping tablespoons seems like a good portion), protein, and I am still learning.... Read more

  • Start Some Good Fires - Joel and Victoria

    2/19/2020 9:12:57 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    “…The tongue is a small thing, but what enormous damage it can do. A great forest can be set on fire by one tiny spark. And the tongue is a flame of fire...”(James 3:5–6, TLB) We need to realize that God hears what we say every day. He hears us when we bless people, when we compliment and encou... Read more

  • Get a Rope

    2/19/2020 7:48:11 AM, by SPEDED2

    International Tug-of-War Day International Tug-of-War Day celebrates tug of war, a game where two teams compete, trying to pull a rope so that a center marker comes to their team's side. Sometimes a puddle of mud or pool of water is put in the middle, so that the losing team will be pulled i... Read more

  • Self Care is so important and is NOT selfish!

    2/19/2020 7:00:09 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Can you pour from an empty cup? How will you give to others if you, yourself are empty? Recharge with some self-care! What is self-care? It is so different to every single person! Many recharge with prayer and devotions, spiritual time. Others recharge by getting a spa day or a ... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    2/18/2020 8:53:15 PM, by SHERYE

    A guy sees an advertisement in a pet-shop window: "Talking Centipede $100." The guy goes in and buys it. He gets home, opens the box and asks the centipede if he wants to go for a beer. The centipede doesn't answer, so the guy closes the lid, convinced he's been swindled. Thirty minutes later he... Read more

  • I have been wanting pancakes so I went looking...

    2/18/2020 8:09:02 PM, by CTUPTON

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    ancakes/rcp-20049839 I will try to get graphics...... Read more

  • Things that make my journey easier

    2/18/2020 7:01:23 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    I’ve been on SP for 10 years. Been on this journey since 10-19. This time it is so much easier. The hard part of the journey was never about the eating. It’s always been about the inner head issues. This time I have prioritized and focused on my head and not my fork, tracker or calorie counts. ... Read more

  • Heavy Day

    2/18/2020 12:56:08 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I was really debating on tracking my weight this week. I decided to do it anyways because I'd rather have the inflated number appear than to have no record at all. I know the number is inflated because I weighed myself at the end of the day, rather than the beginning, I did a LOT of walking this w... Read more

  • February 18, 2020 - Day 7 and on to Week 2

    2/18/2020 10:55:25 AM, by DSHONEYC

    Listening to an Audible book by Molly Burke (an awesome Canadian) https://www.audible.com/pd/I
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    Audiobook/B07TVF9RMY I gleamed something everyday on my ride to work...yesterday I was in tears at the loss of her first guide / service dog. This resonates with me ... Read more

  • 2-17-20

    2/18/2020 10:16:46 AM, by PATJOONWW

    Yesterday was a good day. Feeling better since having Flu A. Went to Planet Fitness for the first time. Got in 1 mile on treadmill and a few upper body weight machines... Read more

  • Established In Love - Joel and Victoria

    2/18/2020 9:32:01 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    "...May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love..." (Ephesians 3:17, AMPC) There is tremendous power in love! In the same way that a tree will grow taller and stronger when its roots grow deep, you will be stronger and rise higher when you are rooted and established in love. How... Read more

  • Battery

    2/18/2020 8:07:26 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Battery Day The inventor of the battery, Italian physicist Allesandro Volta, was born on today's date in 1745. National Battery Day marks his birth, acknowledges the importance of the battery, and is an annual awareness day to focus attention on the importance of recycling batteries... Read more

  • Somethin' New---Book Nooks

    2/17/2020 11:27:58 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • February 17, 2020 - 6th Day on the Plan

    2/17/2020 6:26:07 PM, by DSHONEYC

    Getting ready for Day 8-14 and more eliminations: 1) Caffeine 2) Gluten 3) Corn This on top of sugar, artificial sugar substitutes (which I NEVER use) and fruit juices. My observation is the eliminating sugar does several things: 1) naturally sweet foods are sweeter 2) my appe... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    2/17/2020 6:02:14 PM, by SHERYE

    Two hunters got a pilot to fly them into the far north for elk hunting. They were quite successful in their venture and bagged six big bucks. The pilot came back, as arranged, to pick them up. They started loading their gear into the plane, including the six elk. But the pilot objected and he said, ... Read more

  • Monday

    2/17/2020 5:29:33 PM, by KATHY_2019

    Well went To the Foot Dr today and was told some of the Tendons in my Feet were bruise and swelling. Went back to work after the appt. I could tell when i climb in the van it sits way up in the air. It hurt. Got off a little Early today and now watching the Daytona 500 My Favorite Driver Doesn'... Read more

  • Fun in 2020

    2/17/2020 12:49:08 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Washington

    2/17/2020 11:03:21 AM, by SPEDED2

    Presidents' Day Presidents' Day is officially known as Washington's Birthday, and is a holiday to honor the first president, George Washington, who was born on February 22, 1732. It is a federal holiday, as well as a state holiday in many states. In 1800, the year after Washington's death, t... Read more

  • Empowered By His Presence - Joel and Victoria

    2/17/2020 8:29:37 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    "Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus..." (Acts 4:13, NKJV) God wants to empower and strengthen you to overcome every obstacle in this life. He wants to give you... Read more

  • What is stopping me from reaching my dreams?

    2/17/2020 2:26:38 AM, by 1965KAREN

    I saw this picture and I had a deep thought. When I was a child, I would get up on my toes, and dance. I was not pretending, I was a ballerina in my mind, and in my heart. I believed it and did not question it. Today, my dream is to be so much more comfortable in my own skin, by loosing weight... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    2/16/2020 3:54:28 PM, by SHERYE

    The old man was a witness in a burglary trial. The defence lawyer asked Sam, "Did you see my client commit this burglary?" "Yes," said Sam, "I plainly saw him take the goods." The lawyer asked again, "Sam, this happened at night. Are you sure you saw my client commit this crime?" "Yes," ... Read more

  • I Got a New TOY - Thanks To ONEKIDSMOM!!! And I LOVE IT

    2/16/2020 12:35:33 PM, by GABY1948

    I have used a Garmin Vivofit for several years, except when I was very sick a couple years ago. I have wanted a new one for awhile now. SO I asked the one person that to me knows ALL things electronic and Spark. That would be ONEKIDSMOM. I knew she always wore Garmin which was why I d... Read more

  • RECIPE: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Muffins with Beets!

    2/16/2020 11:54:48 AM, by KAY-SUPREME

    Dark Chocolate Chip Beet Muffins Dark Chocolate Chip muffins with a secret ingredient: BEETS! Nobody will ever be able to tell there’s beets in them! Prep Time 10 mins | Cook Time 23 mins | Total Time 33 mins Servings: 20 Muffins Oven Temperature: 400°F Equipment/Tools Ne... Read more

  • 2# Gain + Migraine

    2/16/2020 11:51:50 AM, by KAY-SUPREME

    Sad to report I gained two pounds -- have a feeling it has to do with the amount of sodium I've consumed the last few days and will be doing what I can to get that in check. I have a migraine -- though not as fierce and painful as they were even a month ago, I have a feeling in a couple hours ... Read more

  • Oscar

    2/16/2020 11:21:22 AM, by SPEDED2

    Do a Grouch a Favor Day Do a Grouch a Favor Day is a day for doing favors for the grouches in our lives. Maybe they are our neighbor, a coworker, part of our family, or a stranger we meet at the store or on the street. Some people are always grouchy, and some people only become grouchy after... Read more

  • Grocery Store Master List

    2/15/2020 8:07:09 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    Thought I’d share this tip. I created this master grocery store list that follows my grocery store aisle displays. It includes all the things I normally buy. If there is something not on this list, I can simply jot it down. I plan my meals and use the recipes as a guide for items. Now I simply che... Read more

  • Saturday 2/15

    2/15/2020 7:50:57 PM, by KATHY_2019

    Good Evening Everyone Finally made it on My Husband and Daughter had to help me get here to the Comp. I Woke this Morning and Couldn't Walk the Pain in Both Feet. I don't know what happen between When i went to bed and got up at 400 This Morning. Its the Top of both Feet The veins are Popping out re... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    2/15/2020 6:24:53 PM, by SHERYE

    A defendant in a lawsuit involving large sums of money was talking to his lawyer. "If I lose this case, I'll be ruined." "It's in the judge's hands now," said the lawyer. "Would it help if I sent the judge a box of cigars?" "Oh no! This judge is a stickler or ethical behaviour. A stunt like tha... Read more

  • Good Day

    2/15/2020 5:53:27 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    Yesterday, I had a great day. I was asked by a friend 80’s to go with him and his wife to the hospital for some medical testing. He had canceled a previous appointment because he was nervous. His wife had been in the hospital for an upper respiratory problem and he got overwhelmed. This time we got ... Read more

  • Febuary 15, 2020 Saturday - Day 4 and I love Saturdays

    2/15/2020 1:04:52 PM, by DSHONEYC

    I can't wait to retire...last day to work 4/1/2020. Then every day will be a Saturday. Except for Sunday...when some friends of friends retired several years ago they bought a sailboat and sailed all around the world. They wrote a book about there adventure called "No More Mondays". I never 'hated' ... Read more

  • Goody Gumdrops

    2/15/2020 11:25:51 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Gumdrop Day National Gumdrop Day is dedicated to a cone-shaped, gelatin-based candy, the gumdrop. They are fruit or spice flavored, and sugar coated. Common flavors include cherry, orange, grape, lemon, clove, cinnamon, mint, and licorice. It is not exactly known how or when gu... Read more

  • Pain in any form has a purpose

    2/15/2020 10:33:27 AM, by SGAR36

    I am learning pain in my body is a learning tool. Prior to eating clean and healthy. I had pain in my stomach (indigestion ) I stayed hungry all the time. Hurtful comments from family members about my weight , produced pain in my heart that I use to try soothe with food. Walking at mt heavie... Read more

  • Tired But Preparing for Our the Trip

    2/15/2020 3:11:28 AM, by KALISWALKER

    As I prepare for 5 weeks in South America, I am doing my best to ready the house, plan for the dogs, get through a zillion to do lists, and start packing. Update about our cruise. 7 of us were planning on traveling together, but the couple from Malaysia decided not to go. Even though their fli... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    2/14/2020 10:51:15 PM, by SHERYE

    One day, up in the frozen north a polar bear and his son were out for a stroll. Daddy bear sat on a lump of ice to admire the view and sent his son off to play. Two minutes later Junior came back to dad and says, "Can I ask you a question dad?" "Sure, son what is it?" "Am I a real polar bear, ... Read more

  • Joke of the day. A broom wedding.

    2/14/2020 7:57:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    A broom wedding... Two brooms were hanging in the closet, and after they got to know each other a bit, decided to get married. The bride broom looked very beautiful in her white dress. The groom broom was handsome and suave in his tuxedo. The wedding was lovely and attended by all the push br... Read more

  • Friday

    2/14/2020 7:53:23 PM, by KATHY_2019

    As i was Traveling to Work this morning i saw Eyes on the side of the road As i slow down to a crawl i saw the most Beautiful Deer as i was watching him two more came out of the woods it was a Moma and Baby Deer i guess they were a Family they look at my car and just walked on across the road Taking... Read more

  • Updated photo, finally, at Valentine Luncheon

    2/14/2020 7:23:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    John's nursing home had a beautiful luncheon for families who signed up. Not that many signed up. They missed a nice time. The room was all decorated in red and our meal was prime rib, potatoes, steamed veggies, shrimp cocktail, cake with strawberry filling. We sat with several very nice ... Read more

  • Happy Valentine's Day

    2/14/2020 4:15:42 PM, by GABY1948

    To everyone I wish the happiest and most love filled Valentine's Day ever! 129 184 410 26... Read more

  • February 14, 2020 - Day 3

    2/14/2020 3:13:45 PM, by DSHONEYC

    As a valentine treat I am going to Sprouts to get some healthy food! No sugar.... Read more

  • Love Yourself - Joel and Victoria

    2/14/2020 10:59:28 AM, by JOHNWBROCKSR777

    “…Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:39, NIV) Jesus said that if you don’t love yourself in a healthy way, you will never be able to love others in the way that you should. This is why some people don’t have good relationships. If you don’t get along with yourself, you’ll never get al... Read more

  • Be Mine

    2/14/2020 7:44:27 AM, by SPEDED2

    Valentine's Day Valentine's Day originated as a Western Christian feast day honoring an early Saint named Valentine. It is still an official feast in some denominations, although the day was removed from the Catholic General Roman Calendar because not much information was known about the Sai... Read more

  • Learned something New

    2/13/2020 8:01:06 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    Had an emotional issue that drove me to eat. I don’t name tasty treats in my blogs because none of use need the temptation. The treat item I bought, ate and indulged in was something I’d eaten before and enjoyed. Lesson learned. Tasty treats eaten for emotional reasons don’t taste as great as ... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    2/13/2020 2:24:59 PM, by SHERYE

    Out Of This World Learning Why didn’t the sun go to college? Because it already had a million degrees!... Read more

  • February 13, 2020 - Day 2 TGINW (thank God its not Wednesday)

    2/13/2020 2:09:22 PM, by DSHONEYC

    Yesterday was fraught with anxiety...didn't have everything I needed food-wise for my new eating plan and had to take both lunch & dinner to work. Only 4 1/2 hours of sleep and bussed...but I made it. And I wasn't really hungry and stuck fairly closely to the plan. After work I headed to Po... Read more

  • 5% down, total 11.2 pounds lost now

    2/13/2020 1:16:26 PM, by HEATHERM70

    I'm am very happy with how my 2020 weight loss journey is going. I was upset about the wee gain last week and took steps to correct it. My bestie was kind enough to remind me that when I start to eat healthy, I end up reducing my fat intake to nearly nothing. I don't believe I do it consciously b... Read more

  • Thursday

    2/13/2020 10:24:57 AM, by KATHY_2019

    Good Morning Everyone Today is a Good Day I finally got rid of the Headache i have had for 3 Days I am off today today so i took my meds and went to bed. And got sleep. Got up feeling good so i went to the track and walked 3 miles. Came home and clean top to bottom alot of exercise. ... Read more

  • Change Your Mindset

    2/13/2020 9:55:07 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Say “I don’t eat that” in your mind or out loud when tempted with a tantalizing treat instead of “I can’t have that.” Studied have shown that 80% of women will stick to their healthy meal planning when using that technique verses 10% who say “I can’t.” “I don’t” is empowering and owning the sit... Read more

  • Pucker Up

    2/13/2020 8:12:31 AM, by SPEDED2

    Kiss Day Kiss Day takes place during Valentine's Week, on the day before Valentine's Day. Fittingly, kisses are shared between lovers today. "Kiss" comes from the Old English word "cyssan," which itself came from the proto-Germanic word "kussijanan" or "kuss." This word probably comes from t... Read more

  • Recovery

    2/12/2020 7:42:02 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    I’m okay again. I’ve righted the boat and have my oars deep in the water rowing away from the dangerous rocky rapids. I chatted with my DF and that helped. I prayed and that helped even more. I discussed the emotional issues with my couch and that set me straight. I’m NOT beating myself ... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    2/12/2020 6:07:05 PM, by SHERYE

    The Pope just finished a tour of the East Coast and was taking a limousine to the airport. Since he'd never driven a limo, he asked the chauffeur if he could drive for a while. The reluctant chauffeur pulled over along the roadside, climbed into the back of the limo, and the Pope took the wheel.The ... Read more

  • February 12, 2020 - Day 1 of Gain Wellness Program

    2/12/2020 3:42:03 PM, by DSHONEYC

    Weighed in :154.7 Body Fat % : 30.2% BMI : 26.3 Well, this program starts with a fairly vigorous no calorie counting precleanse. Basically, it is geared initially (after exhaustive blood tests) to acquire maximum best range...unlike the huge ranges most doctors use for key measurements (i... Read more