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  • To everything there is a season...

    1/20/2020 2:02:32 PM, by GRACIE749

    I was hoping 2020 would ring in with the idiom "everything is coming up roses" which became popular after the musical 'Gypsy', but things are not ideal or turning out well at present. Just before Christmas I took over the care of 2 family members who can no longer take care of themselves or ma... Read more

  • I'm going DOWN!!!! In a GOOD way!! WOOHOO!!!

    1/15/2020 11:53:29 PM, by DIANEDOESSMILES

    Right off!!! At the end of the 2019 Fall 5% Challenge I weighed 174.8, but at the START of the 2020 Winter 5% Challenge I weighed in at YO: 179.4 !!! A GAIN of 4.6 in ONLY 6 weeks!!! During that time as I started to see the 180s again it HIT ME I was BACK in the OBESE Category again!! Y... Read more

  • Back in the Saddle

    1/11/2020 1:31:34 AM, by JAXEMBEE

    The winter 5% challenge kicks off today, woo hoo! Do I feel ready? Hmm,not really. Am I back to "normal"? Nope. Does it matter? Nope Do I think this will be the time I actually hit my 5% goal? Nope. Does it matter? Nope Will I be able to do 120min exercise every single day? Nope. Doe... Read more

  • WOOHOO A new job position!! With KIDS!! Also told ASTHMA Years ago, NOPE! JUST FAT!

    1/11/2020 12:23:57 AM, by DIANEDOESSMILES

    My regular readers know for over a year I've been working with seniors giving them rides to Dr appointments, to do errands, out to eat, or wherever they'd like to go (LOL in reason). Or just visiting them in their homes. But than I had car issues (YIKES!! AGAIN!) but, my car has been fixed (AGAIN... Read more

  • Are you new to Sparks? How it's improved my life 100 TIMES OVAH!! A WONDERFUL TEAM the 5%!

    1/4/2020 9:35:10 PM, by DIANEDOESSMILES

    I began last Saturday Dec 28, 2019 to walk a Colorado trail which starts just outside of Denver. My regular readers know I live in Maine, but some may not know that for a little bit I lived in Aurora which is just outside of Denver. I LOVED the Colorado area!! The mountain views are beyo... Read more

  • Quotes for the New Year I want to remember throughout 2020

    1/1/2020 4:01:27 PM, by GRACIE749

    3 Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right - Oprah Winfrey 3 Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will - Jo... Read more

  • My 10 Reasons to Lose Weight in 2020

    12/29/2019 8:22:45 AM, by HAPPYELF

    10 Reasons to Lose Weight 10. Food tastes better 9. Immune system works better 8. Improved memory 7. Gain confidence 6. Loved one's may lose weight too 5. General mood improvement 4. Improved sleep 3. Feel energized 2. Less joint pain 1. Develop a healthy lifestyle ... Read more

  • I don't have to be perfect, Others helped me today with that, I had FUN though!

    12/27/2019 8:34:21 PM, by DIANEDOESSMILES

    Daily when I wake up I write up what it is I want to do for the day. Here's today: Shower, wipe down the bathroom (I did shower, but I didn't "wipe down" the bathroom, it got a deep cleaning. LOL Ride Recumbent bike for a 1/2 hour (I did that!! WOOHOO!!) Clean out a drawer... Read more

  • Saturday where I live caught fire, I am ok, but the emotions!

    12/26/2019 1:19:09 PM, by DIANEDOESSMILES

    They say STRESS causes weight gain, I am going to agree ,, at least for now. On Saturday I had attended a gathering for a friend going away to Turkey to help others learn about the Bible. We had a GREAT time!!! As I drove home, and came up my street I could a ton of fire trucks, ambulance... Read more

  • Starting to feel like me again

    12/23/2019 11:27:35 PM, by JAXEMBEE

    Phew, it's been a rough couple of months! I was ticking along, doing OK and wham, a bout of meningitis knocked me square on my (well padded) behind. I had no idea it would be like this. I thought it was a bit of a virus that I'd get over in a week or two but it's taken two months to even s... Read more