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    2/16/2020 9:21:03 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, We purchased my care in St Augustine, so it is a day trip for us to take it for service. It was due its check up so we made an appointment for when they open t 10. It took about 45 minutes for the service process today as it was also an oil change and some filters. We then went over to th... Read more


    2/15/2020 9:12:38 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well again I had to work. We hired new people for our office and none of them will work weekends and nights so it is up to us older employees. Of course, this does not really set well with me as I have been doing this for 16 years and they just want to wales in and take the good hours which appare... 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


    2/13/2020 10:56:18 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, I thought I was running a low grade fever last night when I went to bed. Hubby called and I told him I was up but not feeling well. I told him to call back. I usually get up and get myself ready for work and then sit down and watch the morning news and weather. This morning I sat down and ... Read more


    2/12/2020 7:33:54 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well it was my day off. I got up early and did a little work around the house and then went to one of my shops to change the merchandise around. Got home as Hubby was taking off early today. We were meeting a friend that had two cemetery lots available where I want to be. We went and looked at t... Read more

  • 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

  • Packing for South America & Back on Track

    2/12/2020 1:13:43 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am preparing for my South American trip, leaving here Feb. 23. There are 7 of us traveling together, starting with 9 days in Peru; then a 14 days cruise from Chile to Buenos Aires. Our last days will be in Brazil and Argentina. We are doing walking tours in various cities along the way. I los... Read more


    2/11/2020 11:00:19 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    I had a good day a work and I came home. Hubby had made dinner of pork chops, squash and little white acre peas (one of my favorite), It was nice to walk in and have dinner ready. He is such a help to me when I work. While I worked Sunday, he wash and changed our bed llinens he washed up his wor... Read more


    2/10/2020 8:59:17 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Work day for me. My coworker and I have been with the company for 16 years. She is in charge of coaching the newer people. Our phones are going all the time with questions. Today it was really going. Four problems going at once. She would be handling on and I was on the phone with another. We... Read more


    2/9/2020 8:58:22 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    We had a horrible storm Friday night. I was out Saturday morning and this large puppy was totally lost just outside our neighborhood. I stopped and put him in my back seat. Being either full bod Great Dane or mixed he was really large. He jumped right in and settled down. I headed out to the sh... Read more

  • My Secret Political Wish

    2/9/2020 12:37:43 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    It's probably pretty apparent to you, if you see my blogs at all, that I lean toward the Democratic party in my beliefs. However, I think I am a unity person. I was talking to my wife today and complained about how since Biden was down in the Iowa caucus, he felt he had to go on the attack against t... Read more


    2/8/2020 11:33:19 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Just stopped by to say 386... Read more

  • Greek Yogurt: the good & the bad

    2/8/2020 12:37:28 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I bought 2 different brands of greek yogurt on Saturday, last week. The dannon Greek yogurt was the cheapest at $3.47 for a 4-pack. Instantly I noticed a difference in taste when I put the first spoonful into my mouth. There are 9 grams of carbs in this blueberry flavor. But I am thinking that... Read more

  • Yesterday morning, this toddler made my day.

    2/7/2020 3:00:00 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    The night before, my wife and I had something that does happen very often, a blow out argument. I think I remained calm, but was definitely given a talking to. That following morning, though I wasn't feeling right, I went out to breakfast at my favorite place. I sat toward the back of my usual small... Read more


    2/7/2020 10:38:02 AM, by WHITEANGEL4

    I have been dealing with so many different people at work. I see how so many of them keep themselves down because of their attitude I am a believer in the positive. I wake up positive and I try to stay positive all day regardless of how much some try to take that away. Always think positive and... Read more

  • 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


    2/6/2020 8:00:48 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well we are suppose to have some really bad weather tonight. They have been warning us all day and we had the county send out information. School activities were cancelled. The last weather warning were possible tornadic activity in our area. This afternoon the atmosphere was hot and the wind wa... Read more


    2/5/2020 10:04:42 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    well, I have a great number of repeat clients. This is about the time they come in to see me. I have been met in the parking lot for the last 2 days by clients. They want to help me with my work bag. They are very patient while I get our office open and the necessary things before working. These... Read more

  • All Roads Lead to P*t*n

    2/5/2020 1:31:28 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    Even though we know she tore up the State of the Union speech, it is easy to see how frustrated she gets when, as she pointed out so blatantly to the Prez in Oct, "All Roads Lead to P*t*n"... Read more

  • bUSY DAY

    2/4/2020 11:18:11 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well we had 3 people working all day, really not much time for a break. I was to get off at 5 but did not get to leave until after 7. My manager was still there and there was only one client left so she was going to work with the last client. We will all be back at it in the morning. Hopefully ... Read more

  • 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


    2/3/2020 11:23:52 AM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, I got up feeling a little under the weather today. I have to work with the public and several of my clients have come into the office remarking like. Well I have been sick and could not go to work but thought I would jut get this done while I had time. Yea expose me. One told me I have bee... Read more

  • Ground Hog Day & After the Party & Targets

    2/2/2020 2:14:38 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Some think Canada has a lot of national holidays but Ground Hog Day is not one of them, it's classified as a celebration. I am challenged to think of it's importance as something to celebrate today. These are the paid holidays (statutory) where I live. New Year's Day Wednesday, January 1 ... Read more


    2/2/2020 8:28:00 AM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well I am scheduled to work today. I do not mind as I am not a sports fan so I am not missing much in that field. I know it will be a slow day for clients as they will be at the Super Bowl parties today... Read more

  • 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


    2/1/2020 9:02:51 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Hubby and I had heard so much about this particular restaurant. they serve breakfast and we went there this morning. I had to be at work at 10 so we were at the restaurant by 8 which is the posted time for opening. We could see the people moving around inside. We went up to the door an it was lo... Read more

  • National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day – February 1, 2020

    2/1/2020 1:56:58 PM, by KALISWALKER

    LOL I am glad I didn't see this earlier or I may have been tempted to have breakfast at Dairy Queen. Tonight we are going to a Robbie Burns supper/party. A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, the author of many Scots poems. Our hosts knock themselves ... Read more

  • Are You Ready??

    2/1/2020 10:11:30 AM, by SURFIE

    The Biggest Loser Challenge Spring session is coming up soon! I would love to have you join us! Since coming back to SparkPeople a few months ago, I've joined 2 challenges - the BLC and the 5% Challenges. It was the best idea! I'm not very competitive, so I stick with the low-pressure teams... Read more


    1/31/2020 11:13:05 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well Hubby had the procedure on his second eye today. We were in and out early. We left and went to Salt Life for lunch. I enjoy the food at this place. We left there and went to Harris Teeter as they were featuring purchasing 2 and get 3 free. When they run this special Hubby is ready to go. ... Read more


    1/31/2020 11:13:04 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well Hubby had the procedure on his second eye today. We were in and out early. We left and went to Salt Life for lunch. I enjoy the food at this place. We left there and went to Harris Teeter as they were featuring purchasing 2 and get 3 free. When they run this special Hubby is ready to go. ... Read more


    1/30/2020 10:13:16 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    I really love my repeat clients We are laugh and really enjoy our interactions while getting the work done. Then you have that one new person that comes along with a big chip on their shoulder and try to take it out on your. I have to totally keep my cool while they rank. Usually the reason they... Read more


    1/29/2020 9:35:57 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, this time of the year it is hard to get home on time. Always someone needing something at my time to leave. Clients coming in to ask questions, etc. I actually was starting my car this after at 5:02 and I got off at 5. I think Hubby was actually surprised to see me there on time, Ge us us... Read more

  • American Journal of Clinical Nutrition---A Comparison

    1/29/2020 2:42:11 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I was recently sharing the results of a new comparison study of diets with a Spark Friend, when I realized more might benefit from it. They compared weight loss and health indicator success between thee diets: Mediterranean, Intermittent fasting, and Paleo. (I'm not sure of the time period cove... 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

  • 10 Ways to Lose 10 Pounds

    1/28/2020 11:54:47 PM, by KALISWALKER

    1. Nutrition tracking 2. Drink 8 glasses of water 3. Menu plan each evening for the next day 4. Intermittent fasting - breakfast 8 AM, lunch anytime, 5 or 6 PM dinner 5. More sleep - in bed by 9 PM 6. Free one hour in the morning 7. Water aerobics M - F 8. 2 daily dog walks 9... Read more


    1/28/2020 10:39:07 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, we have lots of diverse people in our office. Today I met a wonderful gentlemen that has been in our country and became a citizen over 40 years ago. We were talking and laughing. He was a very interesting person. He talked about his life and the things that he has done and the jobs he has ... Read more

  • We Can't Just Walk Away

    1/28/2020 5:03:07 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I often have commented politically on this site. I have at times expressed frustration, and have temporarily developed a "What's the Point?" mentality. The other side does their darnedest to obfuscate the truth. Even calling into the conversation the point that there are "alternative truths". This s... Read more


    1/27/2020 10:15:20 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, I worked today until 6. When I got home, Hubby had heated up the chili we made yesterday. He cooked a small amount of pasta for me. I work the same hours tomorrow and we decided to have a ham and cheese sandwich tomorrow evening. There are times I do not want a whole sandwich and if that i... Read more

  • Accidental discovery could lead to universal cancer treatment

    1/27/2020 11:46:58 AM, by SUSANNAH31
    mune-cell-accident-1483155... Read more

  • More in 2020

    1/26/2020 8:10:15 PM, by SURFIE

    This year I plan to do more of these things. Especially the reading (less TV), the creating, the road trips (less staying holed up in my house, more adventures and trips to see family and friends), more camping and hiking! What are you looking to do MORE of in 2020? 30... Read more


    1/26/2020 7:05:28 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, I have a heavy work week coming up. We came in today and I am making a pot of chili and some beans for the week. Hubby picked up the things for one of his favorite casseroles to make one evening before I get home. I have had the stove going all afternoon and will be storing some in the frid... Read more

  • New Year's Resolution or New Habit?

    1/25/2020 2:34:33 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Today I wrote a piece for our Winter 5% Challenge and thought I would like to find it next year in my blog and reflect on how my new 2020 habits worked out. It seems Jan. 17 is D-Day for New Year's resolutions – the day most people give up on their good intentions and fall back into old habits.... Read more

  • Not Sure How I Did It

    1/25/2020 12:34:12 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    I weighed myself before I went away for vacation, and I had gotten back up to 200 pounds. Yes my weight is like a yo-yo or a wild rollercoaster ride every week. Usually I lose 1 or 2 pounds one week and then gain 2 or 4 pounds the very next week. It is really frustrating. Anyways while I was... Read more


    1/24/2020 10:06:13 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    If it can go wrong it will. I got to work and went through the normal opening procedure including starting the computers. My first client came in and all was finished and I was unable to print his papers. I had to do a lot of backdoor entries to get to his papers and print from another computer. ... Read more

  • 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


    1/23/2020 9:59:03 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    I had to work today. and when it was time for me to get off I had some of my customers waiting so I stayed and took care of them. I was after 7 getting home tonight. Tomorrow I get off at 3 so I am hoping that will be the time I get off. I will not leave my clients sitting there when they come i... Read more

  • Last Breakfast in Laughlin

    1/23/2020 7:32:28 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    This is what I ordered before 4am, from the restaurant in the casino. You would think after watching "My 600 Pound Life" and "1000 Pound Sisters" last night would make me run away from food. Oh well I will be back home tomorrow...time for some fasting then. That coffee cake was so good.... Read more

  • Nutrition Tracking, Guest & Dog Park

    1/22/2020 5:58:28 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I've had a guest for a week. She has always been quite slim and fit and she likes desserts. During this time we ate out several times, had goodies with tea in the afternoons and desserts in the evenings. Aside from my usual duties, I made time to do things with her and have been less focused on my e... Read more


    1/22/2020 5:16:37 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    My friend and I went to lunch and enjoyed sitting a talking about everything. She had an appointment at 4 to have her teeth cleaned so we parted way about 3:30. We left the restaurant and went to TJMAXX to shop. I found a great bag for sping. It is leather with art work on the outside of flowers... 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


    1/21/2020 8:31:33 AM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well today is our coldest day here in NE Florida. Miss Coco gave me that look when I opened the door for her to go out. I finally just picked her up and put her out. She looked back at me as if I was crazy. She took care of her morning business really fast today and back through the door. She r... Read more

  • Using a date to my advantage

    1/21/2020 12:10:25 AM, by CONFUSEDBIRD

    My friend is getting married in July 11th and hey it's as good a goal date as any to make goals for. Scott and I are gonna get a weekend away. I need to lose this weight so my kids see me as healthy. Max has asked questions a few times about why I am bigger than daddy, Why I am bigger than my mom fr... Read more

  • Happy Ending

    1/20/2020 6:02:48 PM, by SUSANNAH31

    You may remember those picture frames that dominated my life at times during the past year. I had the responsibility for purchasing frames and mats for the photo club I started at the town library. It was a tough task for me, because I knew nothing about frames. Mistakes were made along the way. ... Read more


    1/20/2020 9:24:58 AM, by WHITEANGEL4

    We he have gone from 70s and low 80s to the low 40s daytime high. I am heading out to work and I will be bundling up as our office is cold normally and it will be cold today as no heat has been on and it will take hours to wrm up.... Read more


    1/19/2020 6:44:24 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    I was mentioning that my Hubby and I usually donate and help people in our immediate area or people in need that we run into at different places. Hubby purchased a tire for a lady that had her 3 small children in the car and she was trying to get to her parents. She was in an abusive relationship ... Read more

  • Last night i wrote about returning to pescatarianism.

    1/19/2020 5:44:03 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    Today, I did that. And I also formulated how I would set my goals and objectives. So far I know my goal is to lose 30 lbs by March 30, 2021. I will do it in three pound increments. And I am also hoping to increase my social contacts. So for every three pounds lost, I will do something social within ... Read more

  • Deep Fried Desires

    1/19/2020 12:13:11 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    As a kid I loved fried chicken, corn dogs, onion rings, and the fried dough that I could only get at a country fair every summer. Now-a-days you can find more fried foods at a fair. About 7 years ago when I went to a fair with my brother, we got deep fried oreos. Supposedly Elvis liked fried pickles... Read more


    1/18/2020 11:16:00 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    i work a seasonal job, It is perfect for me. Keeps me out in the public and active. One of the ladies that returned this year for her third year was walking with me today. She has a full time job. Her husband has been really ill. I went back to work and could only handle 2 days a week. Therefo... Read more