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  • Color Me Sleepy

    12/14/2019 10:51:32 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Today's agenda was somewhat similar to yesterdays. 102 sleep 490 breakfast 387 printed out sticker pages for my Prayerful Planner 528 one email to a client that took almost 90 minutes to think through the text 102 more sleep 203 cut out some of the stickers for my Vision p... Read more

  • My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 133 of doing the new: Explorer Ben Franklin

    12/14/2019 4:56:34 PM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so you my overflow with the hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." ~Romans 15:13 Day 3 of Christmas. Today's word is HOPE. Today's verse is Romans 15:13 which is above. Today's suggested gifts are: Flower bulbs to... Read more

  • Finally Friday ~ Stress ~ Remember!

    12/14/2019 12:03:16 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4985 We don't really care that it's Friday the 13th... We're just glad it's FINALLY FRIDAY! AND I AM VERY GLAD THIS FRIDAY IS ABOUT OVER! Sometimes you need to step outside. Get some air. And remind yourself of who you are And who you ... Read more

  • Thank You

    12/13/2019 11:31:05 PM, by LPORTER2015

    I want to THANK YOU for all of the birthday wishes and Spark Goodies. Unfortunately, we did not have internet services for 3 days and I could not access Spark People using my phone which sucked. I lost my long Spark streaks so I will have to earn them back. Hopefully, I can get back on track this we... Read more

  • S = Sleep

    12/13/2019 11:17:57 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Today's agenda: I was not expecting the exhaustion I've had today, but I didn't resist. I did get a few work things done when I was awake for about 3 hours this afternoon and have the Christmas letter finished other than needing the family photo in front of the Christmas tree. Should... Read more

  • The Painful Past

    12/13/2019 2:37:36 PM, by OLDEROWL

    History, despite its wrenching pain, Cannot be unlived, but if faced With courage, need not be lived again Maya Angelou from 'On the Pulse of Morning' 1993 I like this poem because it is so me. I've been through a lot but I always counted my blessings. My parents always stressed that... Read more

  • My Adventures in Spark Land: Day 132 of doing the new: Music-watched Christmas program.

    12/13/2019 1:04:59 PM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns, and spirituals sings, with thankfulness in your hearts to God." ~Colossians 3:16 Day 2 of Christmas. Today's word is Music. Col 3:16 is today's verse. Today's gift sugge... 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

  • Change

    12/13/2019 12:04:28 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4984 Only I can change my life. No one else can do it for me. ~ Carol Burnett A seriously true comment, from a seriously funny woman! And a rather inspiring one, if you think about it. Her life began with rather difficult circumstances. The kind of... Read more

  • Surgery Recovery Phase

    12/12/2019 11:52:30 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Surgery is in the past and I am thankful for several things from this day. 458 The many friends who have prayed for me. 102 I slept/rested all morning which left about 45 minutes at home prior to surgery. 442 Everything went smoothly and on time. 443 Doctor does not believe ther... 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

  • My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 131 of doing the new: Happy Gingerbread Day and Day 1

    12/12/2019 1:36:09 PM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    God once addressed them: "I am the world's Light. No one who follows me stumbles around in the darkness. I provide plenty of light to live in." ~John 8:12. On pinterest there are many ideas on celebrating the 12 days of Christmas. I found one that gives a word a day, with a Bible verse,... Read more

  • Focus on Happy

    12/11/2019 11:47:53 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4983 Focus on HAPPY! That's what I kept trying to do today! Focus on HAPPY. Or, rather, keep the focus off all the stress & negative feelings. Sometimes things like what happened yesterday really get me thinking a lot about how these young women (my girls) ... Read more

  • Surgery Eve

    12/11/2019 8:02:55 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Anxiety is creeping in today in preparation for surgery tomorrow afternoon so chose to skip Bible study as I wouldn't be able to focus well. I did clean up the kitchen and living room before switching to paid work emails and when I needed something to keep my mind busy I got Isaac's plan r... Read more

  • I will get back to my topic...

    12/11/2019 1:52:56 PM, by DOINGWHATWORKS

    after this little guy gets well. Rescued him from a bad situation on Nov 14th, and he's been sick ever since. He's having bad reactions to doggie cough meds, so last night was RUFF. No sleep for either of us. But he's feeling better today as the antibiotic begins to work and as long as I ... Read more

  • My Adventure in Spark Land...Day 130 of Doing the New: Studying Mary's Treasure and what I leaned a

    12/11/2019 1:39:44 PM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    Luke 2:19 "But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart." I have on my phone the 'You Vision Bible' App. At the beginning of December the app encouraged us to do a Christmas Challenge. After looking at every thing the offered that lasted up to a week, I choice a Chris... 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

  • Today = Rest

    12/11/2019 12:46:37 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Today was pretty uneventful as I was so tired I slept until 10:30 once the house was empty. I did pick up a few groceries and got one of the plans finished up that I'd sent out for edits last week. I had a doctor appointment at 4 and once home just hung out with the kids and tonight we've... Read more

  • Worry! and Strong Women!

    12/11/2019 12:33:59 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4982 WORRYING is a waste of time. It doesn't change anything, it just messes with your mind and steals your happiness. Nonetheless, I spent at least one full hour worrying today. 198 Two of my daughters are identical twins, B & J. About 2:30 this... Read more

  • My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 129 of Doing the New: Dress Your Truth website

    12/10/2019 11:57:20 AM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    "Life isn't about finding yourself, it is about discovering who God created you to be." It snowed yesterday! The neighbor thinks we got another 8 inches. Today the temps are below 0! Yep time to stay indoors! I was flipping through you tube looking for a Christmas exercise to do for me... 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

  • Let's Do This! Snow Day!

    12/9/2019 11:51:27 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4981 OK, MONDAY, LET'S DO THIS! That's how I felt early this morning as I prepared to fight rush-hour traffic, school zones, and freezing drizzle to get to the first of my appointments before 8:00 A.M. today! So many appointments later, and driving in ... Read more

  • Back from Seattle

    12/9/2019 10:59:59 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    What a fun, busy couple of days in Seattle with Maegann. Both of us are extremely exhausted and thankful to be home. I had to talk Maegann through a few anxiety attacks, but she did great working through it and not letting it stop her. Saturday after we arrived at the hotel we spent abo... Read more

  • My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 128 of doing the new: Letter to Santa

    12/9/2019 12:03:57 PM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    "Dear Santa....Before I explain, how much do you know already?" It is day 128 of Doing the new and a lot of things have accord this morning to change my doing the new today. Last August I started for the 3rd time the hot 100 challenge with Pahla B. Well the 1st time I finished and w... Read more

  • My NaNoWriMo journey: when absolute defeat leads to real victory

    12/9/2019 9:52:20 AM, by DOINGWHATWORKS

    November is National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo or even just NaNo. It's a global movement to spend time between November 1st and November 30th to write. Write that novel you've always wanted to write. Or a memoir. Or a technical manual. Anything you want. Just write. NaNo is about push... 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

  • Beautiful!

    12/8/2019 10:31:41 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4980 Enjoy this beautiful day! You are beautiful! Have a beautiful Sunday! Til next time, 593... Read more

  • My Adventure in Spark Land....Day 127 of Doing the new: Happy National Brownie Day!

    12/8/2019 6:59:48 PM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    "When you're downie eat a brownie" Happy National Brownie Day! There is a huge storm coming followed by -0 temps so I went shopping today. I picked up a Mrs. Field's Brownie to have later. That will be my Day 127 new. Too tired to write much else today. Onward to Day 128 of Doing th... Read more

  • The Children's Hour

    12/8/2019 6:35:19 PM, by OLDEROWL

    poem by Henry W Longfellow: Between the dark and the daylight, When night is beginning to lower, Comes a pause in the day's occupations, That is known as the Children's Hour. It would be a great family treasure if families with young children took time out at least once a week to cel... Read more

  • Weekly Goals - Create Healthy Habits

    12/8/2019 10:48:27 AM, by LPORTER2015

    Happy Sunday! Well, I survived my first whole week working full-time hours. It's been 7 years since I worked full-time so I know it will take some time to re-adjust my mind, body, and spirit to this new work schedule. I've already made up my mind that my December Fitness Goals will need to change. M... 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

  • She Believed She Could

    12/8/2019 5:59:03 AM, by PAMBROWN62

    Back in January I had an accident and injured my foot/ankle. That fall took six weeks to heal and caused me to break a streak I was particularly proud of. Up to that point I had accomplished 22 weeks of getting 100K steps a week. At the time it really bummed me out that all my hard work was to co... Read more

  • 1st Great Gift

    12/8/2019 12:20:57 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4979 The first great gift we can bestow on others is a good example! EAT well MOVE daily HYDRATE often SLEEP lots LOVE your body REPEAT DAILY FOR LIFE Til next time, 593 ... Read more

  • My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 126 of doing the new: Treating myself 2 days in a row.

    12/7/2019 6:55:45 PM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    "Be yourself accept yourself be good to yourself...and don't forget to treat yourself..." These last 2 days have been fun. Yesterday I went to see the movie 'Frozen 2'. I am getting use to doing things by myself and going places by myself. I do find it limited but that is why I am doing the... Read more

  • A Day with the Grands

    12/7/2019 5:04:35 PM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    Yesterday was a long day. We had an early morning call to see if we could watch the one year old grand because his sitter was at the Emergency Room. We were already expecting to have his 3 year old and 11 year old cousins after school until their Dad got off work around 10 PM. The... 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

  • Seattle Bound!

    12/7/2019 12:43:34 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Approximately 7 hours and I'll be on the road headed to the airport. Yippee! With any luck the hotel will have an open room in the morning, but if not, stow our luggage with them and head out for our first day of fun! I spent time downloading a few books on my Kindle for reading time on ... Read more

  • One Step Closer

    12/6/2019 11:57:35 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4978 What can you do TODAY to bring you ONE STEP CLOSER to your goal 38 Now, Think about how good you'll feel when you're done! 380 Til next time, 593... Read more

  • My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 125 of Doing the New: Happy St. Nicholas Day

    12/6/2019 11:34:07 AM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    "All I want for Christmas is shoes" Happy St. Nick Day!!! I didn't even know there was a St. Nick Day until my son was in High School. Then all I knew about it was, St. Nick left candy or gifts in your shoes. I learned from the Hallmark Movie 'Let it snow' that Pere Noel leaves can... 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

  • Talk To Yourself

    12/6/2019 12:32:15 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4977 Talk to yourself the way you'd talk to someone you LOVE! Til next time, 593... Read more

  • Empty House Today

    12/5/2019 8:13:43 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    I slept well once the house was empty this morning and then got busy on my time with God and paid work. I do admit I worked slower as I have enjoyed several Christmas movies at the same time. Isaac is now with Meg and Maegann is over at Kim's getting her hair on the way back to her normal... Read more

  • My Adventures in Spark Land. ..Day 124 of doing the new: Christmas centerpiece

    12/5/2019 1:58:17 PM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    'It's beginning to taste a lot like Christmas' I saw these peppermint centerpieces on pinterst. I thought they were so cute. Due to the 'Storm Megan' (if you've seen a 2019 Christmas movie on Lifetime every winter storm is called 'Storm Megan') I didn't go where I wanted to go so I didn... Read more

  • Make an Investment

    12/5/2019 7:27:16 AM, by LPORTER2015

    Happy Thursday! Make an investment that will benefit your whole being. The best part about life is that every morning you wake up, is a new opportunity to become a happier version of yourself. Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire. Remember, the struggle is part of your journey s... 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

  • Keep Going Strong

    12/4/2019 9:24:37 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4976 Dear Me, You've been through a lot. I know it's hard but I'm so proud of who you are. You are strong, brave, bright and smart and you were given the gift of a beautiful heart. So keep going strong and try not to stray. 247 Til next time, ... Read more

  • Ready for this day to be done

    12/4/2019 9:13:57 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Good thing I was allowing the day to call the shots because it sure did that big time. 433 Dropped Isaac off at school. 341 Picked up groceries. 530 Van would not start. I finally had this all taken care of and was home about 11:30. 490 Had breakfast 458 Renew My Faith time ... Read more

  • Think ahead for 2020

    12/4/2019 3:40:18 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I was reading Heidi's blog from 12/1/19 title: 'Ready, Set, Reset' re the Winter 2020 5% Challenge' and it was a GREAT reminder of exactly WHY we are all here!!! The 5% Weight Loss Challenge Community even though we have obtained our desired weight. To see her blog, please follow this link: http:... Read more

  • My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 123 of doing the new: Happy National Cookie Day

    12/4/2019 2:02:49 PM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    "It's hard to be sad when you are eating cookies." Today is National Cookie Day. Honestly I am not a person who likes a lot of sweets. I have noticed that after living with my parent's while my son was younger, I do eat a lot more sweets then I use to! I have discovered these Gluten Fr... 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

  • Energy is a Wonderful Thing

    12/4/2019 1:04:48 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    I was able to sleep a little longer this morning as Tim dropped Isaac off at school on his way to work. Once I got up and around I had breakfast and then got down to business with my 21-day prayerful planner and Bible study. I am finding that the Verse for the year is not coming... Read more

  • Bright Side or Dark

    12/4/2019 12:45:36 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4975 When you can't look on the bright side I will sit with you in the dark. 247 Been busy with a friend, helping to see the bright side. Til next time, 593... Read more

  • My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 122 of doing the new: Christmas Green and thank you friends

    12/3/2019 4:09:48 PM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    "Green is the prime color, and that from which it's loveliness arises." ~Pedro Calderon de la barca Yep for Day 122 of doing the new I am doing Christmas Green. Going to the local store today, I know why I've never done Christmas colors during Christmas. I am not creative when it comes... 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

  • Best Way to End Your Day!

    12/3/2019 12:38:22 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4974 Always end your day with a positive thought and a grateful heart. That is all Til next time, 593... Read more

  • Icy Roads Today

    12/2/2019 11:19:59 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Good thing I planned for my "want to do" list to potentially be an unreachable goal today because it definitely played out that way. I fell back to sleep after I dropped Isaac off and the next thing I knew it was 10 o'clock and only then because the doorbell rang. It was Tim and his car with... Read more


    12/2/2019 9:08:36 PM, by FUNLOVEN

    Yes, I know, your probably thinking What on earth is she talking about?! ! ! Well, this is why I view my binges as being of value: 1. They have taught me to stop when my awareness surfaces instead of keeping right on because I "blew it again". 2. They have given me confidence that I... Read more

  • Joyous living for Christmas

    12/2/2019 7:17:42 PM, by OLDEROWL

    This Christmas season, we will live each day, a Wholesome, Inspirational, Healthy, and Joyous life. Wholesome because we strive: -to eat only wholesome foods, and get a proper amount of exercise, -to live every moment guided by principles based upon Jesus teachings or which we deem to be in... Read more

  • My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 121 of doing the new : Christmas Red

    12/2/2019 1:40:33 PM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    'There are shades of red for every women.' ~Audrey Hepburn I wish they had pinterest when my son was younger. There are so many cool ideas on there. So one idea that had was to have a red or/and green day where you serve a meal or a snack in that color. I did Christmas white yesterday.... Read more

  • December is a time for giving

    12/2/2019 1:08:32 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I had so much to be thankful for last week and enjoyed Thanksgiving with my wife while on vacation in Hawaii. One thing that struck me though was that even in Hawaii, there are those whose luck has turned sour like the homeless man I saw with his cart of meager essentials. It made me think of how ... Read more

  • Leftover turkey recipes

    12/2/2019 2:53:26 AM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    We look forward to the leftover turkey after Thanksgiving. It's delicious in sandwiches, salads, and soups. It can shine in pasta or stir-fry dishes. I plan to make a spinach, turkey, pomegranate and apple salad for lunch today. Just before Thanksgiving, I found a recipe online for Chicke... 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

  • Self-Respect

    12/2/2019 12:51:30 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4973 til next time, 593... Read more

  • Monthly Goals - Trust Your Journey

    12/1/2019 8:13:35 PM, by LPORTER2015

    Here's my Aspire Inspire Week One blog challenge to blog about my progress this past month and my goals for this month: Today's Weight = 215 (-2.0 pounds) In the last month, I have: 1. Lost 2 pounds during the month of November. 2. Reached daily step goal of 11,000 steps per day... Read more

  • Sunday Snow

    12/1/2019 6:59:44 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    We've had a light snow most of the day, but it isn't amounting to much as far as staying on the ground. May have a few inches by morning though if it continues. I finally was able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal this afternoon it has not caused any issues so far, but nothing more today e... Read more

  • Thanksgiving that almost was not.

    12/1/2019 1:23:00 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    I did not want to have Thanksgiving this year and I had almost made up mind to treat the day like any other..I mean why not? I live a life of thanks-giving..My husband with his dementia hardly knows that it is a special day..his days run into each other and they all feel the same. Me with my Fibro a... Read more

  • 2019. The Final Month…

    12/1/2019 1:03:09 PM, by PAMBROWN62

    Our final chance to work towards our year end goals. Mine was to reach maintenance in 2019. That definitely is not going to happen. I made it through November, and Thanksgiving, without gaining additional weight. That’s my good news. However, since I lost little weight since August,... Read more

  • My Adventures in Spark Land. . . Day 120 of doing the new: Christmas White

    12/1/2019 12:39:45 PM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    "White projects a sense of purity, cleanliness, and new beginnings." I am currently living in a winter wonderland of white snow. There was something magically about the snow as we kept the curtains opened last night and saw it sparkle as the street light hit the top layer of snow on the g... Read more

  • 245 to go

    12/1/2019 10:53:02 AM, by CHRISTINALOVES

    245 Days to go and I feel like I lost the entire month of November. A lot of good things happened, just not on the health front. Now that I have those many things out of the way, (most of them were good things!) I feel renewed and ready to take on the future! Although I do seem to be able ... Read more

  • Wisdom acquired on the journey: tips to make your plan easier

    12/1/2019 10:11:18 AM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    I have been doing this for a very long time. Some things worked. Some didn't. I've reached a place of strength on my journey that works for me. Whether you are new or been on your way successfully for years, I hope you find a nugget in the tips below to take away for your own journey. It is go... Read more

  • Saturday Short Blog

    11/30/2019 11:00:47 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4972 Exercise to be FIT, not skinny Eat to NOURISH your body and always Ignore the haters, doubters, and unhealthy examples that were once feeding you YOU ARE WORTH MORE THAN YOU REALIZE Sometimes, days of being around family you don't see all t... Read more

  • Stomach Bug is still in charge

    11/30/2019 10:33:20 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    I did have some plans for the day and I did the best I could with the low energy that was mine to enjoy. What I did accomplish was 3 loads of laundry (2 more to go but the water got shut off for construction), a trip to the bank, my work space cleaned off and dealt with and the one and only "... Read more

  • My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 119 Doing the new: Rainbow Sherbet

    11/30/2019 5:19:29 PM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    "Blessed are those who spoil & snuggle, hug & hope, pray & pamper, boast & brag....for they shall be called grandmother." Yes that was my Grandma M. I had forgot until I started looking through old photos how much time I spent growing up with my mom's parent's. I have loads of fond memories o... Read more

  • December's Goals

    11/30/2019 2:04:23 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

    Stay on track with my eating to not gain through the holiday's Get my exercise in by walking daily Drink my water Remember to be thankful and grateful and to remember that I am blessed in so many ways. I have dropped a few things this year and not just weight..(still more to go)..... Read more

  • fresh

    11/30/2019 11:29:58 AM, by POSEY440

    Picked fresh grapefruit off tree in back yard, tastes great for breakfast. ... 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's Tale of Triplet Toddlers

    11/30/2019 12:42:15 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4971 May Your Friday Sparkle! As Friday comes to a close I hope your day did have SPARKLE! When something sparkles it makes us smile, doesn't it? 30 Many of us have been able to spend some extra sparkly time with our families and/or close friends rece... Read more

  • My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 118 of doing the new: Ferrero Rocher candy

    11/29/2019 7:08:40 PM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    "Life is sweet" Today Day 118 of doing the new, I tried Ferrero Rocher Candy. I had heard it advertised a lot and wanted to try it. I personally didn't care for it! Our Thanksgiving was good but different. We got together with my Sister-in-law's family then my other brother come over wh... Read more

  • Avoiding Thanksgiving Calories

    11/29/2019 4:45:16 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    And I avoided those calories in a not-so-very-fun way. Stomach Bug. I knew I was getting sick about 10pm Wednesday and sure enough I was right. I think I saw two hours awake the next 36. Today I'm able to stay up longer periods of time, but still wanting sleep. I think the most enjoyab... Read more

  • Attitude check; I'm very lucky - Bob

    11/29/2019 4:13:26 PM, by OLDEROWL

    An healthy attitude is everything, as it will guarantee success no matter your circumstances. Lucky Bob; that's me. Most of all I'm lucky to have an happy family life and a loving wife. I gained a bit of weight over the summer but I'm lucky that I feel fine and have less than 10 pounds to lose; no... 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

  • 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

  • Thankful Thursday

    11/28/2019 10:36:56 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4970 Thankful Thursday Til next time 593... Read more

  • Give Thanks

    11/28/2019 2:01:25 PM, by LPORTER2015

    Happy Thanksgiving! Take a moment and give thanks every day. Today I give thanks for: 1) Being alive with a good portion of health and strength. 2) Having food to eat and clean water to drink. 3) My family and friends. 4) Our lovely home and reliable transportation. 5) My Ren... Read more

  • Thanks-Living

    11/28/2019 1:04:05 PM, by SIMPLY_JAE

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  • My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 117 of doing the new: Kringles!

    11/28/2019 9:23:09 AM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    "I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell all your wonderful deeds." ~Psalms 9:1 I listen to 'Deck the Hallmark' podcast. On their shows they talk about eating Kringles from Racine, WI. I live in WI and have never ate a Kringle before. I learned from the podcast y... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday, November 28, 2019

    11/28/2019 3:56:58 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I say " YES " to the opportunities life offers me." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • EVERY Day

    11/27/2019 11:14:18 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4969 BRAVE is EVERY day you want to give up but don't Your not going to master the rest of your life in one day. Just relax. Master the day. Then just keep doing that EVERY day. Til next time, 593... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Eve 2019

    11/27/2019 9:42:13 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    House was quiet once Isaac left with Destinie at 9 and I fell asleep for about an hour. Ellsworth kept me up all through the night once again. Wondering if we forgot his pain med last night. Once I got moving I made a bowl of oatmeal and then sat down with my Bible study. ... Read more

  • BSG Team Challenge - Week 4 Blog Post

    11/27/2019 8:19:04 PM, by LPORTER2015

    524 Happy Wednesday! This week's BSG Team Challenge asked us to blog about goals we hope to accomplish before the end of this year. I found this to be very timely because I just recently posted a blog called "Setting Goals to Achieve Success" via my Renew Inspiration blog. Please feel free to check ... Read more

  • Here's some turkey humor...

    11/27/2019 12:18:27 PM, by CHERRIET

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  • The plan for Thanksgiving week

    11/27/2019 10:15:43 AM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    It's Thanksgiving week. We all want to navigate this week with no weight gain. With mindful eating, that is possible. I plan to enjoy one plate of the wonderful Thanksgiving meal. That is one PLATE, not a supersized platter. If not full after that, I might have one piece of pumpkin pie. ... Read more

  • My Adventures in Spark Land. . . Day 116 of doing the new: scone bites

    11/27/2019 9:01:50 AM, by GODS-PRINCESS

    "It's not what we have, but who we have." ~Winnie the Pooh My mommy heart is happy! My son arrived home last night. I heard the winds last night and was so happy and grateful he was home with me as this winter storm was starting up. There is cozy feeling inside of me having him with m... Read more

  • 250 Days to go

    11/27/2019 8:38:12 AM, by CHRISTINALOVES

    What is going right, the barn is up, the 4th horse is moving in today and the 5th horse tomorrow. I have met a bunch of deadlines and a lot of work has gotten done. Unfortunately most of the work is sitting work. I had a gluten episode a while back and it drained the life out of me- I am just... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    11/27/2019 4:35:53 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I sail the seas of life as the MASTER of my ship." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Thanksgiving Prep Day Eve!

    11/27/2019 12:28:02 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Today saw a few things getting done. Bible study, finances updated, a Christmas movie watched and time on the jigsaw puzzle. I worked on it for several hours as my goal is to have it done and taken down tomorrow since we'll need the space on Thursday. We have four guests joinin... Read more

  • How Close?

    11/27/2019 12:06:17 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4968 Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. ~ Thomas Edison DON'T GIVE UP! Til next time, 593... Read more