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  • 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

  • 8th of December

    12/8/2019 11:03:25 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Enjoyed my day. Had a pleasant church service. Enjoyed lunch with my husband. Came home and took a nap. Then time to get up and do some cleaning. Still drank my water all 64oz. Glad for the good day.... Read more

  • Making memories

    12/8/2019 10:26:16 PM, by TSHAWGER

    Had my grandsons over the weekend. Oldest, which is 3 baked cookies with me. He loved it.... Read more

  • 47th wedding anniversary -oh my--Dec. 9th

    12/8/2019 4:35:22 PM, by CTUPTON

    Lots of past memories are going through my head--47 years of memories--wow! We were married 9 years before our daughter was born. My family had given up on me. They were kind of surprised. And it is hard for me to believe her age! Oh my. Where did those years go? Hubby is in a nearby nurs... Read more

  • WeightWatchers and Barb Raveling's Freedom from Emotional Eating course book

    12/8/2019 2:54:37 PM, by TODAYANNIEWILL

    So I was just having a minor crisis and Asking Jeeves about should Christians use self help books and should they do WeightWatchers and I came across a youtube video of Barb Raveling's - apparently she lost her weight with ww but she was explaining how you should renew your mind throughout the day, ... Read more

  • Enjoy!

    12/8/2019 11:55:59 AM, by CTUPTON

    I just found this on FB. NO--I did not make this! "So when we bought our house a few years ago, I always thought the trees that framed the front of the house would make perfect gnomes at Christmas. This year, I finally decided to take it on and figure out how to make something that was big enou... 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

  • Challenge Day 77

    12/8/2019 9:14:29 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Don't worry. I just rescued Santa. I traded the plush for a squeeky toy and he is happy. Casey and I had a very good walk this morning. He walked like a well behaved dog. Our only stop was 30 seconds for one neighbor to give him a pat on the head. He didn't even try to jump up. He's definitely im... Read more

  • Two friends go on a fishing trip.

    12/8/2019 9:02:58 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    Two friends go on a fishing trip. They rent all of the equipment – the reels, the rods, the wading suits, the rowboat, the car and even a cabin in the woods – and spend an absolute fortune. The first day they go fishing, but they don’t catch anything. The same thing happens on the second day a... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, December 8, 2019

    12/8/2019 6:32:59 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    December 8, 2019 GOOD STEWARDS WITH MONEY Many of us struggle with money. We just don’t know why we can’t get ahead. We may believe we just don’t have enough to make ends meet…much less give to others. However, not tithing is the reason we are in a financial mess. When we don’t give God back th... Read more

  • 7th of December

    12/8/2019 12:21:24 AM, by NOCALORIES

    Happy Saturday! Start the day with Bible Study. Then showered and dressed for the day. Had lunch at Rudy's grilled turkey breast and 3 bean salad. We went to Petco which was a walk across the parking lot and enjoyed looking at the rescue dogs and puppies available. We were grateful for our rescue do... Read more

  • Cookies with grandson

    12/7/2019 11:34:22 PM, by TSHAWGER

    My grandson enjoyed making cut out sugar cookies tonight. After he decorated first cookie. He said Mimi can I eat it. Of course I said yes.... Read more

  • Challenge Day 76

    12/7/2019 4:14:45 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Casey and I got in our challenge walk. He was good except for picking up a little feather and swallowing it before I could wrestle it away from him. I think he'll be fine. The early morning walk-run was good. The slowest group today was walk only and I wanted to go slowly, but not that sl... Read more

  • Wow! Snowflake photos. Miraculous.

    12/7/2019 2:00:05 PM, by CTUPTON
    QkF_jV5wfrKImVw_ddI36qjg7sBm0Yk I will try to add some photos here more are on the link ENJOY! chris 46... Read more

  • Atrial Fibrillation graphic explanation

    12/7/2019 1:24:43 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • Feelings!

    12/7/2019 10:37:07 AM, by DEEBREF52

    Supposed to describe how i am feeling today in 1 sentence! Spark coach assignment! I feel like I want to go back to bed,for the day!... Read more

  • Holiday temptations and inner strength

    12/7/2019 7:41:06 AM, by DMILLER33

    Everyone have their guard up for those sneaky holiday calories. Well I thought I did! So I am all ready for work on Monday and have my iron clad resolution in place to not eat the goodies at work. My Egyptian co-worker brings baklava. I love baklava. Out of control. I had to try all the differ... Read more

  • An old man starts having trouble hearing.

    12/7/2019 7:09:58 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    An old man starts having trouble hearing and goes to the doctor. He says: “Doc, I’m having problems hearing!” The doctor says: “Let’s check this out.” He looks into the man’s ear with his flash light and says: “There’s a foreign object in here.” He takes his tweezers and pulls it out. With... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Saturday, December 7, 2019

    12/7/2019 6:27:41 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    December 7, 2019 INTENTIONAL LIVING We all make choices every day. Some say we make thousands of them daily. Some choices are routine and small. Others are detrimental and significant. Living intentionally as a good steward for God requires us to make better choices. We can make intentional cho... 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

  • 6th of December

    12/6/2019 10:48:21 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Up came to my desk and accomplished paperwork. Dressed and went out to lunch with my husband. We drove to the bank and I went in and my husband walked in the grocery store and bought milk. We met at the car and came home. Found time to visit it on Spark People and be blessed.... Read more

  • Friday

    12/6/2019 10:10:17 PM, by TSHAWGER

    Thank goodness it's Friday. DH and I went to longhorn steakhouse for dinner. I had a very good meal, filet and lobster tail, salad and broccoli. We won't be going out tomorrow because we will gave our 2 grandsons.... 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

  • Quote!

    12/6/2019 4:28:46 PM, by DEEBREF52

    My favorite is tomorrow is another day! Its another chance to get it right!!... Read more

  • Photo frames--have you tried this?

    12/6/2019 11:14:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    I just now noticed this "new" thing. It probably isn't new at all!
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  • Day 75 Challenge

    12/6/2019 11:12:56 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Day 75 was our best so far! We "wogged" (walk-jogged) .78 miles in a little over 10 minutes for a 12:54 pace. That's almost a run. It was 60 degrees, a little breezy and invigorating. Casey's behavior was excellent even when we met a neighbor dog, that is until we stopped, and then he wanted to go i... Read more

  • Friday it takes a work village

    12/6/2019 9:26:03 AM, by SABLENESS

    Oh my goodness, what would I do without my coworkers? Honestly, I feel like I have two jobs especially now as the estate settlement is ramping up and end in sight. It's been challenging to keep up at work with all the time I've had to take off. My coworkers have been a huge help tackling my daily... Read more

  • Two hunters got a pilot to fly them into the far north.

    12/6/2019 8:01:50 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    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 ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, December 6, 2019

    12/6/2019 6:25:20 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    December 6, 2019 RESIST!! We are all tempted. Daily. We sometimes fall into our own daily habits of doing wrong. Other times, the devil hits us when we are weak hoping we will give into temptation. Being good stewards of God means we are to prepare for temptations just as Jesus did. Reading Luk... 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

  • How to help a caregiver

    12/5/2019 9:43:33 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • 5th of December

    12/5/2019 9:33:09 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good day start with bible study and making God important in my day. Went to the mall today and did my Christmas shopping. Accomplished over 7 thousand steps while walking through the stores. So glad to be home and enjoying Spark People.... Read more

  • Thursday

    12/5/2019 9:18:08 PM, by TSHAWGER

    I was so over whelmed with my work today, so I couldn't wait to get to gym to work off some stress. Hope everyone had a good day.... Read more

  • Day 74 Documentation

    12/5/2019 7:44:35 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Thursday, December 05, 2019 We did it. It was late, but we did it. The mess from this morning is cleaned up, but I think he is trying to make another. Oh, well. BTW Casey is 6 months old TODAY!!... Read more

  • Exercise!

    12/5/2019 4:58:02 PM, by DEEBREF52

    That is the healthy habit i have the most trouble with! And eating vegetables!... Read more

  • Thankful Thursday

    12/5/2019 9:39:44 AM, by SABLENESS

    Oh yes, I am thankful indeed that my dentist appointment was simple and that all I needed was the crown re-cemented. I was thoroughly expecting the dentist to say it was an old crown and would need replacing. Woohoo! My niece and nephew get my mom's car today. The whole family is happy for t... Read more

  • Challenge Day 74 - Not Yet, but For Sure

    12/5/2019 8:53:35 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I am at Senior Dance. Got up before daybreak. The sky was beautiful and majestic as I drove Natalie to school. Hubby had to be here early, so we left almost as soon as I got back home. He is running for vice president of the club. So hope it works out for him, even though if he gets elected I pro... Read more

  • Two salesmen were going door to door.

    12/5/2019 7:00:54 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    Two salesmen were going door to door, and knocked on the door of a woman who was not happy to see them. She told them in no uncertain terms that she did not want to hear their offer and slammed the door in their faces. To her surprise, however, the door did not close and, in fact, bounced ba... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, December 5, 2019

    12/5/2019 6:49:21 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    December 5, 2019 A SPECIAL GIFT It’s hard to find that special gift. That gift others will not put aside or return. While we are scrambling around and racking our brains to decide on a great gift to give to our friends and loved ones, we may be forgetting all the gifts God has for us. Of the ma... 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

  • Wednesday

    12/4/2019 10:48:02 PM, by TSHAWGER

    Did very well on my food choices today. Got my 120 oz of water down. Didn't make it to gym because my right knee is still bothering me. But I still did get in 17, 109 steps. So I don't sit still.... Read more

  • 4th of December

    12/4/2019 10:43:30 PM, by NOCALORIES

    My day went well. I started by enjoying studying my Bible and putting God first in my day. Enjoyed walking and being grateful for the goodness that I could see. The evening was spent at church and being inspired in the Christmas season.... Read more

  • Visualizing

    12/4/2019 3:01:33 PM, by DEEBREF52

    I am supposed to visualize how i will look and feel when i get to goal! Spark coach, thats a rough one. Its been nearly 30 years... but i am halfway there so i will try! More energy, wear a size medium instead of a size 4x. I am now in a 1x after 1 year of trying very very hard. I will reach my... Read more

  • Challenge Day 73

    12/4/2019 10:24:46 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Casey and I walked this morning and he returned to grab his squeaky toys. This morning when I was looking for something else, I moved the couch and found 3 squeaky toys I hadn't realized were missing. Casey is happy! I'm getting more good sleep in this cool weather, but have to remind myself to... Read more

  • Wishful Wednesday

    12/4/2019 9:31:16 AM, by SABLENESS

    I do so hope that my dentist appointment today will be a simple matter of re-cementing the crown that came off. Fingers crossed. I also hope for good things this month. According to Hebrews chapter 11, faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen, and I hope ... Read more

  • An old drunk stumbled across a baptism.

    12/4/2019 9:12:41 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    An old drunk stumbles across a baptismal service on Sunday afternoon down by the river. He proceeds to walk into the water and stand next to the preacher. The minister notices the old drunk and says: “Mister, are you ready to find Jesus?” The drunk looks back and says: “Yes, preacher, I sure ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    12/4/2019 6:27:59 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    December 4, 2019 BEING GOOD STEWARDS OF TIME Managing our time is pretty important this time of year because we are scheduling parties, shopping and attending our children’s events. We are working, continuing to manage the household and trying to keep from getting stressed. Being good stewards ... 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

  • Bells

    12/3/2019 10:23:07 PM, by DEEBREF52

    Spark coach says i have to Blog about something positive in my life! Its year 4 of ringing bells for the salvation army! I enjoy it so much. I do 2 shifts on tue and thur for 2 hours each. This year i added 5shifts of 2 hours each on Saturdays so i Could get my grandchildren involved! Its been gre... Read more

  • December.

    12/3/2019 9:36:22 PM, by DEEBREF52

    My most favorite month of the year! Christmas music, Christmas lights, Christmas gatherings with family, the celebration of Jesus being born. Christmas concerts. Ringing bells. Just everything i love! Except maybe snow!... Read more

  • 3rd of December

    12/3/2019 9:19:13 PM, by NOCALORIES

    It was a great day. I achieved 10,000 steps. I drank 64 oz. of water and 20 minutes of strength training. My lack is in eating just not able to eat as many calories as recommended, but I am satisfied so I will just be happy. Life is good.... Read more

  • Tuesday

    12/3/2019 8:10:11 PM, by TSHAWGER

    Very busy day. I hurt my right knee and of course it was leg day at the gym. I gave it my best. Got home had dinner, shower and now icing my knee. I sure hope it will be better tomorrow. I joined a contest my gym is having called 12 gains of Christmas. You do 1 exercise each day and an employee ... 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

  • My to do list today

    12/3/2019 3:58:02 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Healthy Tuesday

    12/3/2019 10:22:13 AM, by SABLENESS

    304 135 67 Practice gratitude; breathe; appreciate nature. Those are three suggestions from next year's Mindfulness calendar. Good ideas for any day. 91 Drink water. My first water at work has Airborne added to it. I have a sick coworker; I wish people would stay home and not share the g... Read more

  • Challenge Day 72

    12/3/2019 9:11:04 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Casey and I walked in 44 degree weather today and it wasn't too bad! He preferred not to wear his jacket, but I wore one. Day 72 in the books. I am enjoying learning about the new WW program. I feel like the bloat is almost gone, although I still have 1.6 pounds to lose to get back to my lowest... Read more

  • A man hired himself as a handyman.

    12/3/2019 8:48:51 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    A young man wanting to earn some extra money decided to hire himself out as a handy man and started canvassing a nearby well-to-do neighbourhood. He went to the front door of the first house and asked the owner if he had any odd jobs for him to do. “Well, I guess I could use somebody to paint m... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    12/3/2019 6:14:33 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    December 3, 2019 WINDOWS OF OPPORTUNITY Many of us hear or see what advertisers call great opportunities. When something goes on sale that we really want, we have an opportunity to purchase it and get a bargain. However, there is usually a time limit on it and if miss that window of opportunity... Read more

  • Giving Tuesday

    12/3/2019 3:16:43 AM, by AZROSEZ

    I love that this is an International day to support charities. I have a lot of charities I support with the different things I have personally gone through in my life. Others I haven't gone through that my career supported and I learned about them and cared about them just as much as my ... Read more

  • Cardiology Appointments Today

    12/3/2019 3:03:26 AM, by AZROSEZ

    Later on this morning I have an echocardiogram appointment and 2 hours later an appointment with my Cardiologist. The cardiology nurse said that the results from the echocardiogram should be available to the Cardiologist by then. I am hoping that all has not changed much from last year. Three years ... 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

  • 2nd of December

    12/2/2019 11:37:14 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Enjoyed the day. Achieved over a mile in walking, did 70 squats and 20 minutes on arm strength machine. Made it another successful day of drinking 64oz. of water.... Read more

  • Monday

    12/2/2019 10:36:06 PM, by TSHAWGER

    Good day at gym. Did a good deed for a friend. Got my Christmas cards all mailed out. Applebees made me mad tonight. They were to honor cyber Monday deal and said they couldn't do it, I would need to do it online, but the online instructions Said it could be done at the restaurant too. ☹☹☹... Read more

  • "I Made it To 29 Months Seizure Free"

    12/2/2019 8:09:58 PM, by BARBIEE52

    Today is Special...1 More Month Being Seizure Free...Thanking God every night for each day without one, and praying to God every morning that I will not have one...I believe He hears my prayers. ... Read more

  • Monday Monday

    12/2/2019 9:30:28 AM, by SABLENESS

    Wow! I can't believe how much we got done this weekend. Everyone has what they want from the condo, and the estate sale will be Thur, Fri, Sat, and then it will be empty and ready for paint and carpet. I still have a couple of estimates to get and some legal appointments. Otherwise...maybe...jus... Read more

  • WW Plan for Me; Day 71 Documentation

    12/2/2019 8:58:02 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I got some questions about the new WW program, so I think I can give you an idea in a few words. The actual points foods count have not changed, but now there are 3 programs: green with 100 zero point foods, blue with 200 zero point foods, and purple with 300 zero point foods. Then on each program y... Read more

  • Dog's hearing.

    12/2/2019 7:30:02 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    My wife, Andrea, found out that our dog, a Schnauzer, could hardly hear, so she took it to the veterinarian. The vet found that the problem was hair in the dog’s ears. He cleaned both ears, and the dog could then hear fine. The vet then proceeded to tell Andrea that, if she wanted to keep this... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Monday, December 2, 2019

    12/2/2019 5:53:43 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    December 2, 2019 OUR BODIES Disciplining ourselves to take care of our bodies isn’t easy. However, we are to remember our bodies are just temporary. We only have them a short while and God wants us to care for them. We see people who are at the gym taking care of their bodies. We see people eat... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, December 2, 2019

    12/2/2019 2:10:23 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Today is my day to laugh at life. Laugh loud - laugh often. Laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad. Laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Sunday, December 1, 2019

    12/2/2019 12:52:48 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I strive toward my vision, while accepting gratefully whatever life offers me." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • 1st of December

    12/1/2019 11:06:03 PM, by NOCALORIES

    It is a new month and I have started by drinking 64oz. of water. Enjoyed church and looking forward to making the Biggest Loser Challenge a success. So grateful for all the motivation that is given in Spark People.... Read more

  • Sunday

    12/1/2019 9:13:00 PM, by TSHAWGER

    Finished few more people on Christmas list. I have everything wrapped up. I think I may make out my Christmas cards tomorrow.... Read more

  • November Review and December Goals

    12/1/2019 7:46:42 PM, by AMYBELLES

    I think I had a pretty successful month on the whole, especially considering Thanksgiving foods and not feeling well with my shoulder and sinuses. Here were my goals: #1 - Eating: I will gradually get back to a more strict low carb eating plan. Results: 41 I did well for most of the... Read more

  • Winter! Yuck!

    12/1/2019 12:56:29 PM, by DEEBREF52

    The view out my front door early this morning. I am leaving the day after Christmas to go to a place with warm sunny weather, until April. Maybe I should have left the day after Thanksgiving!!... Read more

  • Challenge Day 70

    12/1/2019 9:23:44 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    I was first to walk Casey today. It was just a touch cool but neither of us needed a jacket. Wednesday we understand it will be 40 degrees in the morning so we will appreciate today. Hubhy and I had bought Casey a jacket but both of us underestimated his size. He has grown so fast. Yesterday I... Read more

  • Sunday morning

    12/1/2019 8:54:18 AM, by SABLENESS

    A good night’s sleep followed by a healthy breakfast is good start today. MISSIONS: 48 1. Clean up kitchen. 48 2. Write down the four things that must be done tomorrow: last of valuables to Silver Queen, pay condo association fee, change utilities account, call Home Depot to change deli... Read more

  • A wife found her husband in bed with another woman.

    12/1/2019 8:52:52 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    One night, an 87-year-old woman came home from bingo to find her 92-year-old husband in bed with another woman. In a fit of rage, she ended up pushing him off the balcony. The man survived but immediately took her to court. Brought before the court, she was asked by the judge if she had a... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, December 1, 2019

    12/1/2019 6:47:04 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    December 1, 2019 GOOD STEWARDS SACRIFICE Stewardship means caring. When we care for the things God has blessed us with, we are being good stewards. We can be better stewards of our time by doing more for God. We can be better stewards with our bodies by taking better care of them. All that God ... Read more

  • 30th of November

    11/30/2019 11:26:34 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Last day of November and I have made a habit of drinking 64 oz. of water. Made it happen over 21 days this month. Ready to make it happen everyday. I need to be more active. I still don't eat an abundance of calories, but the scale is not going down so just looking to find happiness where I am.... Read more

  • Good bye November

    11/30/2019 10:03:01 PM, by TSHAWGER

    Got a lot of decorating done today, also made it to gum and grocery store. My home football team won big over michigan today. So excited they get to go to big ten championships. Go Bucks!!🏈... Read more

  • Hurray for Support Groups!

    11/30/2019 5:54:00 PM, by AMYBELLES

    It’s hard to believe it’s the last day of November! Amazingly, I was able to reach my goal of writing a gratitude blog every single day this month! It was really hard to take the time to do it some days, but I am glad I did. It really made me focus on the positives in my life, instead of sadness fro... Read more

  • Lack of cravings. Is it possible?

    11/30/2019 5:14:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    Something has changed! For over 5 weeks now I have been able to stick to a food plan because my cravings are not killing me. Never before have I felt like this. I sure hope it lasts. chris... Read more

  • Challenge Day 69

    11/30/2019 2:54:36 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Casey and I walked on this fine sunshiny day with cool breezes and well-defined shadows. Casey had walked several miles with hubby this morning and I had run-walked 7 miles. I was concerned that we both might be tired but not really. We both enjoyed. I rejoined WW today and hope that will help me.... Read more

  • Wisdom comes with age.

    11/30/2019 8:04:42 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    A retired man purchased a home near a high school. He spent the first few weeks of his retirement in peace, then the new school year began. One afternoon early into the first semester, three loud young boys came down his street, beating merrily on every bin they came across. They then did so th... Read more

  • Saturday already

    11/30/2019 8:01:00 AM, by SABLENESS

    End of the week, end of fall challenge. Fall challenge: the only thing I accomplished was getting a grip so I’m not gaining and consistency except for the final night when I forgot to post because I stayed up late last night sorting a box of papers. Emotional eating has always been my downfall,... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Saturday, November 30, 2019

    11/30/2019 6:13:49 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    November 30, 2019 ETERNAL EXPECTATIONS It has been said whatever we expect to happen…will happen. It actually has been proven time and time again. A sick person expects to get better and does. A business owner expects to be successful and is. A young person expects to find a spouse and does. Th... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Saturday, November 30, 2019

    11/30/2019 4:58:31 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Friday

    11/29/2019 11:46:26 PM, by TSHAWGER

    Hit the gym, took an old friend to lunch, started christmas decorating, got the bathroom done. DH git home went out to dinner.... Read more

  • 29th of November

    11/29/2019 10:29:17 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Enjoyed the day. Son came over we went out to lunch and then came home to enjoy each others company. Grey and cloudy outside so grateful for our comfortable house.... Read more

  • Books, Libraries, and Library Apps

    11/29/2019 8:50:41 PM, by AMYBELLES

    I can’t let a month of gratitude blogs end without mentioning my love and appreciation for books! I wrote a long detailed blog about my love for reading over a year ago though,https://www.sparkpeople
    _individual.asp?blog_id=6518520 so this time I thought I would f... Read more

  • Sparking along!

    11/29/2019 4:03:55 PM, by DEEBREF52

    Yesterday marked the 1 year on the noom weight loss plan! Down 53 pounds. I have been on a plateau since july 4th! Gaining and losing the same 3 or 4 pounds over and over. I decided to really start to do the hard work to get my weight loss moving again. I am exactly half way to my goal! I feel and l... Read more

  • Happy Black Friday

    11/29/2019 2:40:56 PM, by SABLENESS

    Yay, Black Friday sales and thanks be for online shopping. I bought a hybrid hot water heater, a stacked washer dryer combo, and a few Christmas items without leaving the house and saved a bundle. I’ve been productively busy all week. I informed family that any carry-able items from mom’s cond... Read more

  • Promised Documentation

    11/29/2019 9:53:02 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    You can see Old Dad's feet and some of his work bags. (Actually SP cut the feet out of the picture. No problem.) The red flower is the bromeliad. Casey is wanting to chew the aloe. We went .65 miles in 10 minutes, not bad considering I had to detangle the leash several times. Tech problem... Read more

  • Challenge Day 68

    11/29/2019 9:47:40 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Casey and I got in a walk and even threw in a couple run intervals. Afterwards Casey was interested in the aloe close to where Old Dad was working in the front yard. You can see the blooming bromeliad. Smile! The walk was fun. I did much better this year sending leftovers with folks. I handed out ... Read more


    11/29/2019 9:06:31 AM, by SMIDGON

    Maybe you all are out shopping. In my younger days, hubby and I ALWAYS went shopping the day after. Even if we had hosted the big meal the day before. Nothing stopped us ! Fast Forward. At this time, hubby is at Dialysis. It's just me and Sadie Mae ( our newest fur-baby ). Did you all... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, November 29, 2019

    11/29/2019 7:46:09 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    November 29, 2019 STORE UP FOR THE FUTURE We have heard of people who store up things for future use. Some get bargains now and have an inventory of things they can use later on. Others store up non-perishables to have in case of an emergency. Still others stash away money so they will not be f... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Friday, November 29, 2019

    11/29/2019 5:41:14 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Slowly and Deeply, I Inhale a Calming Breath." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    11/28/2019 11:44:25 PM, by NOCALORIES

    A day filled with blessings. My sweet DH cleaned the ice off my windshields so I could drive safely to church this morning. Enjoyed a beautiful service of gratitude. Came home to eat a lunch of refrigerator leftovers. So grateful to be eating on track. Day of happiness.... Read more

  • Hamburgers For Thanksgiving - Still Thankful

    11/28/2019 11:34:29 PM, by AZROSEZ

    We had hamburgers for Thanksgiving this year. The first turkey we bought my mom got out on Monday and put it in the refrigerator to thaw out it was a 26 pound turkey. Yesterday being the day before Thanksgiving my mom said there was a horrible odor in the kitchen and she used the febreeze air freshe... Read more