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  • it's tuesday

    2/18/2020 1:44:18 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is a mild and slightly windy day here today. my daughter says hi to everyone. the weekend was good. i am looking forward to the rest of the week. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • PRACTICE THE PAUSE

    2/18/2020 4:19:07 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Been working with my sciatic problem

    2/17/2020 7:03:25 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good evening - I have not been going to the gym. But doing some yoga moves and really working on resting my hip and leg. My son has sciatic problems which he says is unbearable at times. I experienced times where you cannot even think clearly with the pain. I will not take Rx pain killers - docto... Read more

  • WHAT SEEDS ARE YOU PLANTING?

    2/17/2020 4:16:00 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • IT'S A BEAUTIFUL LIFE

    2/16/2020 4:19:31 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF YOUR LIFE

    2/15/2020 3:59:16 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Taking lessons from my body- Happy Valentine's Day to all

    2/14/2020 9:22:17 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning - last night I had an attack from my sciatic. It was starting just b/4 I went to bed. But I was woken by the sharp pain, I had to think - what now. I used my sports tape, etc. Nothing worked so I finally put my back brace on - this worked. I have known my sciatic problems stemmed f... Read more

  • YOU CHOOSE

    2/14/2020 3:41:46 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • it's thursday

    2/13/2020 10:27:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'll be heading to the gym after lunch today. i also will be active throughout my day. it is snowing and mild here. tomorrow it is going to be very cold outside. my daughter and i are prepared for today and tomorrow. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • CHOOSE TO LIVE IN JOY

    2/13/2020 3:44:08 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Lagging Again

    2/12/2020 6:40:11 PM, by PORTIA70

    I have let several days go by without checking in. As mentioned I have a neighbor who likes to take us out to eat. He never eats at home and likes to take about 3 or 4 of us out to eat. This means he has someone knock on my door almost every day, and gets me side tracked from what I want to do. So f... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/12/2020 4:12:36 PM, by MOMMY445

    a somewhat cool day here today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! tomorrow i am heading off to the gym for the first time this week. i am looking forward to it. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • going for a massage

    2/12/2020 9:49:38 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- sciatic still an issue. It has gotten better - last night was the first night that I got some sleep in about a week. massage has worked in the past. The only anxiety I have my regular masseuse is not available and I have another that I am trying out. I really have to be firm with ... Read more

  • AS YOU GET OLDER

    2/12/2020 3:39:58 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • HOW CLEAN IS YOUR WINDOW?

    2/11/2020 4:14:45 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • it's monday

    2/10/2020 2:11:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is now underway. my daughter says hi to everyone. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! I will be heading out for a long walk later on, after dinner. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • BE AN EXAMPLE

    2/10/2020 3:45:53 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • it is not the scale but the journey

    2/9/2020 12:46:00 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - I do not weigh myself often. I got on the scale and I lost weight. I am at a weight I have not seen in some time. I have more to go, but with all the stress that I have had in my life - it is a good sign. I had decided that I will take whatever loss I can manage. I am not weighin... Read more

  • REMEMBER

    2/9/2020 3:56:57 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • it's saturday

    2/8/2020 1:59:42 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool and sunny day here today. my daughter says hi to all. both budgies say cheep, cheep! have an amazing day, everyone!... Read more

  • THREE SIMPLE RULES IN LIFE

    2/8/2020 7:35:36 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Good morning!

    2/7/2020 8:22:36 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- went and babysat for my DD. My GD soon to be 8 told us that they have been donating toys to charities. she was innocent and showed us the box of charity stuff. Many of the objects were presents that we just gave them for Christmas. I have Playmobil western kit for my grand son. M... Read more

  • ADVICE FROM A TREE

    2/7/2020 3:38:37 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Been Falling Behind

    2/7/2020 2:18:11 AM, by PORTIA70

    I have good intentions everyday on things that I want to tackle and finish. And everyday someone or something comes along and throws a monkey wrench in my plans. For example, I will go to start the housework, and soon as I get started here comes a neighbor wanting me to go out to eat with them. One ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/6/2020 1:32:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    a snowy day here today. my daughter says hi to everyone. both budgie birds say cheep ,cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • LIFE IS LIKE A CAMERA

    2/6/2020 3:54:58 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • good afternoon

    2/5/2020 1:52:26 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good afternoon - Sciatic doing good but I decided not to exercise today. 35 degrees today. I have been extremely busy doing stuff that needed to get done. DH is in his office - I just popped my head in and he is staring at his display. I said what are you doing? He says nothing right now. I t... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/5/2020 12:33:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    a sunny and cool day here today. my daughter is now in the school band and she is so happy! she loves to play and learn music. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • BE A SURVIVOR

    2/5/2020 3:55:31 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Need to start doing some Indian dance to get the more favorable spirits - LOL

    2/4/2020 7:44:55 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - maybe it is not so good. Last evening when I was watching TV - I floss my teeth. My canine tooth is an implanted tooth. It flew out of my mouth. It was such a surprise I thought I lost the tooth. My husband and I found it. He says - now call the dentist - they are open for 15 mi... Read more

  • THE LIFE TRADE

    2/4/2020 3:49:38 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • 1st Blog...ever!

    2/4/2020 3:49:34 AM, by PBVHCCVH

    I've never done a blog before, but shall give this a try. I just joined Spark Premium and am finding it very informative and helpful. My exercising has to be modified after falling yesterday and cracking 2 ribs and getting a mild concussion! The positive side is that I stayed on my calorie count... Read more

  • ALWAYS BE KIND

    2/3/2020 3:57:22 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • it's sunday

    2/2/2020 2:05:11 PM, by MOMMY445

    a mild and snowy day here today. my daughter says hi to everyone. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i picked up a few new salads to try this week when i went grocery shopping a while ago. i will do an exercise dvd later on, after dinner. have an amazing day, everyone!... Read more

  • My sciatic woke me up this morning at 4 am

    2/2/2020 8:46:51 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - I injured my sciatic doing exercise - in 2018. I thought I had it strengthen with certain exercises and stretches, but it is back. I have more trouble when the weather is cold. It is 48 here. Sciatic nerve pain is the worse. As I age it seems it is getting harder to contain some o... Read more

  • Being Your Own Best Friend

    2/2/2020 8:34:55 AM, by SINDURA

    Sometimes it is so hard to feel motivated. Maybe too tired, too busy, or too stressed to take care of myself. I think I don't have the energy to move, I just need to relax or I'll exercise twice as hard tomorrow. This happens to me at least twice week. One strategy that works for me is to go ah... Read more

  • MOVE ON

    2/2/2020 3:51:15 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Got A New Tattoo

    2/2/2020 1:02:02 AM, by PORTIA70

    I rewarded myself with a new tattoo yesterday. I will add a photo after bit when I go through my cell phone. It is of mine and my love's zodiac signs. He is a Capricorn and I am a Cancer. Both signs overlap each other and there is stars illuminating the way. I absolutely love it. I picked it put las... Read more

  • it's saturday

    2/1/2020 2:21:55 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to take it easy here today. my daughter says hi and she likes her new teachers. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! Have a terrific day, everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • DON'T GIVE UP

    2/1/2020 4:03:25 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • I am very optimistic most of the time

    1/31/2020 12:28:26 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - got over the funeral of DS's BF, got over many curveballs from my DH about adjusting to his retirement. But then I see what is happening in Washington. My G how can an entire body of congress not do their job. How can someone that powerful be above the law? I pray and pray for o... Read more

  • LIFE IS A GIFT

    1/31/2020 3:46:07 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • good news

    1/30/2020 5:24:01 PM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good evening; DS went to the funeral of his BF today. There was no one there that was young only people from the parents work. My son went in and his BF's parents were so pleased that he came. They talked and his father hugged my son and told him he loved my son. I wish he told his own son that... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/30/2020 2:42:12 PM, by MOMMY445

    i got caught up on some housework today. now i am just relaxing. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • MAYBE

    1/30/2020 3:46:01 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • it's wednesday

    1/29/2020 4:26:44 PM, by MOMMY445

    I am having a great day so far. my daughter is taking it easy until her next semester at school starts tomorrow. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • 6 Teeth Pulled Yesterday

    1/29/2020 1:12:29 PM, by PORTIA70

    So, my dentist started on my bottom teeth yesterday, now that all my tops were already removed. They told me they will not send off for my dentures until they are done with the pulling of all they plan to take out. How fun. I look like grandma gums already LOL One of the stitches came loose ... Read more

  • got a new strategy

    1/29/2020 9:41:52 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning - I do not have cravings much any more, but I wanted chocolate yesterday. I just wanted a very small amount. I go into the bulk area of the grocery store. I put in a bag 2 malt balls and put a price on it. The cashier made a remark, but that is ok. I tracked it and moved on. That i... Read more

  • ELEVATE YOUR THINKING

    1/29/2020 3:43:30 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • it's tuesday

    1/28/2020 1:04:39 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new day is well underway, i am really enjoying the program i am in to help with my anxiety and depression. my daughter had her last final exam yesterday morning. she starts the second semester this thursday. she is looking forward to continuing to learn and the variety of courses she will be takin... Read more

  • sad call from DS

    1/28/2020 8:12:57 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - I got a call from my DS around 9:30 pm last night. He asked me to babysit his daughter so he could go to his best man's funeral. This man was my son's BF but when my son joined the Army, they drifted apart. This man did not want my son to go into the Army. He was only 29 years ol... Read more

  • LOVE YOURSELF

    1/28/2020 3:50:32 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • God Bless Kobe and his family

    1/27/2020 6:28:57 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning - What news! So sad - my son was a basketball fan. So I knew about Kobe! Life is so short - I take the message to enjoy each and everyday. It matters! It seems as you age the time goes faster. I pray for his wife and his daughters. 247 I am off to the gym. I am losing inche... Read more

  • WISDOM

    1/27/2020 4:29:32 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • CHALLENGES

    1/26/2020 4:26:27 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Waiting for granddaughter coming today

    1/25/2020 11:39:42 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- babysat my dd's children with DH last night. It was great fun. They are 5 and soon 8. My GS age 5 is reading. He was excited to read a book to us. I was amazed. He is one smart little boy. His sister is getting older and took me aside. Nana - I want you to be with me. So I went ... Read more

  • BRING OUT THE BEST IN OTHERS

    1/25/2020 4:08:33 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Ended Up Sick

    1/24/2020 1:04:27 PM, by PORTIA70

    Went out to eat with some neighbors. It was warm when we left but the temperature dropped while we was eating. I felt fine until I got home, and noticed that my neuropathy was hurting. Shortly after that I got a low grade fever. I did not get to feeling better until late last night. That is why I ha... Read more

  • Had a wonderful sleep -

    1/24/2020 10:44:16 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- with a good sleep - I see a brightness in the day. DH is busy actually cleaning out his office and throwing away or giving away stuff. This is big b/c he has a tendency to hoard. He got up this morning and said it was time. I thought fabulous. He is trying very hard to adapt to hi... Read more

  • THREE SIMPLE RULES OF LIFE

    1/24/2020 4:08:18 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Weight Loss Tip #29

    1/24/2020 12:57:42 AM, by 7CINNAMONIE7

    9 9 9 9 Do your own healthy program yourself for life, never do diet stuff temporarily Cinnamonie's note: I really regret going back to old habits that caused me to gain weight again after NutriSystem success...not worthy...that why 252 and SP rocks! It allows me to take care of my ow... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/23/2020 1:05:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm feeling a lot better today. my daughter just has one exam today and she is done for the day. she is well prepared for it and for her other exams, too.both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! Have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • IMPACT

    1/23/2020 4:09:50 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • My Last Few Months

    1/22/2020 11:44:04 PM, by FRAN0426

    Hi Spark friend, thought I would update you on what has been going on in my life for the past few months. Last Oct. I broke my little finger on my left hand. It was pretty swollen, even with icing it, so figured it was sore from being swollen. The swelling went down finally just before my ap... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/22/2020 2:10:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter finished one of her final exams this morning. she has another final exam tomorrow, one more on friday and then one final exam next monday. then she starts the second semester next thursday. she is on a semestered system at her high school. she has four subjects from september to january... 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

  • I made a decision to take charge of my program again

    1/22/2020 10:21:11 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good morning- I worry about my family and issues they have. I must let go. My DH is still having issues with adjusting to his retirement. My DS now is solving his marriage problems with trying to appease my DIL with anything she wants. DIL needs therapy. I must let go. Those two have proven over ... Read more

  • BEING HUMAN

    1/22/2020 3:53:24 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • NOTE TO SELF

    1/21/2020 4:13:10 AM, by RCLYKE

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  • Weight Loss Tip #28

    1/20/2020 11:19:21 PM, by 7CINNAMONIE7

    368 368 368 368 Eat salad every day Cinnamonie's note: I make my own healthy salad and dressing every day...I use plain yogurt as dressing with spices... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/20/2020 1:32:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    i've come down with a slight cold. i am taking it easy and drinking plenty of fluids. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • woke up this morning and decided to make it positive.

    1/20/2020 9:38:19 AM, by 417-EXERCISE30

    good Morning- I work up with aches and pains in my neck and shoulders. I have not been sleeping well. Last night, I slept too deep like I woke up with a hang over. Not from too much food or lack of exercise- I just think my body took on too much stress this month and my body is reacting. It take... Read more

  • TRUST THE PROCESS

    1/20/2020 3:49:45 AM, by RCLYKE

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