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  • Only two articles of impeachment??

    12/11/2019 12:59:16 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I feel like someone just let all of the air out of the balloon. D-E-F-l-a-t-i-o-n-n-n...... Read more

  • Meal Delivery

    12/10/2019 1:04:01 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I decided to give myself a Christmas gift. After months of wondering how to get groceries without spending a whole day in Pahrump during our weekly employee shopping trips and making sure that I even get the day off from work. I decided to try out hellofresh. Not sure how long I will keep thi... Read more

  • Playing with New Years Resolutions--learning how to prioritize.

    12/10/2019 12:34:07 PM, by MMAANDMUSICNUT

    Naturally, health is going to be on the list. The difficulty is this month I have to focus the most on financial stuff and getting things corrected before all the tax season stuff gets really going. That's what I hate the most, but today and tomorrow I'm dedicating myself to getting it all cleared u... Read more

  • Beyond Meat

    12/9/2019 5:38:39 PM, by SUSANNAH31

    During a lunch meeting today at a diner, another woman and I ordered a Beyond Beef hamburger and split it. It was the first time I had ever tried it, and I liked the texture and the taste. Of course it had lots of ketchup on it, because that is how I eat hamburgers. When I asked the waitr... Read more

  • HISTORY REPEATS: This week's experiment, getting away from fast food for a week...& hopefully forev

    12/9/2019 2:54:58 PM, by MMAANDMUSICNUT

    This is an abbreviated version of a blog post I wrote in July last year, but I'm so surprised how circular my dieting history is, because I've been having these same issues crop up a year and a half later... so I figured it was time to resurrect the plan and actually figure how to enact it. So,... Read more


    12/9/2019 9:43:39 AM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well it is Hubby's birthday and he took off from work. I got him the shirt he wanted from Stetson. I had to order it. It was expensive but I got a discount, then they added the shipping and I was in shock. $17.0 0 to ship one shirt. He was exited to get it, so worth it. I am taking him to Coop... Read more


    12/8/2019 8:10:03 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, we got up early and headed out to see My friend. I took her a bag of my rice. I ordered 6 bags of Charleston Gold Rice. I apparently made and error in my order and duplicated it. I cannot get this locally as none of the stores carry it. Amazon does not carry it, but it has a really great ... Read more


    12/7/2019 11:09:38 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, met my coworkers at 9 this morning to drive almost 2 hours to sit through a 4 hour meeting that is a repeat of what we have every year. I laugh, if I don't know it by now I never will. They say well every year we have something new. When you get to the bare bones it is just another version... Read more

  • Yummy Lunch in the EDR

    12/7/2019 3:13:42 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    The chicken was sooo good! Luckily the broccoli was cooked perfectly. So glad I walked down to see what they were having. Sometime this week, we should have a tree set up in the EDR, for us all to decorate. If the tree is ready tonight or tomorrow then I can help decorate..which ... Read more

  • Need To Get Back In The Habit

    12/7/2019 11:43:40 AM, by PORTIA70

    This was one of my weak points on my last SparkPeople Profile, tracking my food. Often I would get embarrassed over going above my calorie intake that I would just skip it. So in this profile I plan to be more honest about it. We all mess up sometimes, but by facing our fears of what other ... Read more


    12/6/2019 9:49:21 AM, by WHITEANGEL4

    I am heading out to meet with my friend. We are going to lunch and do some shopping today. I am personally looking for some work slacks as I seem to have dropped a size on some of my clothes. I will need about 4 pair for work this season. At least 2 black pair, a beige or kacki color and a choco... Read more

  • One thing I worry about.

    12/6/2019 7:21:34 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    When you mock a person, and they see no way around that, sometimes the response is to get mean. Then, when you act mean, they will take you seriously. HE is still in what many consider to be the most powerful office in the world. Should we be worried, especially if he feels trapped?... Read more


    12/5/2019 11:55:15 AM, by WHITEANGEL4

    I am heading to the island to do some more of my shopping for Christmas. As stated before, I am so excited about going and being able to take gifts to everyone this year. I love picking personal things for everyone. No on really needs anything special so I select the things they will like. I did ... Read more

  • A Surprise

    12/5/2019 10:27:31 AM, by SUSANNAH31

    This morning I was looking for a recipe for ricotta cheese pancakes. I hadn't used the recipe in a while, and I wanted to make one of those pancakes for breakfast, so I Googled it. The recipe had appeared in a book of essays written by Nora Ephron, and that's all I could remember about it, so... Read more

  • December 5th

    12/5/2019 4:01:03 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    As you can see, I started out the month with a little snow on the mountain top. It's been cold so far...about 52 degrees and rainy when I went into work yesterday. I ate veggie lasagna for dinner in the EDR (employee dining room). If you don't read my page often..I will say again, there... Read more

  • Feeling Disappointed With SparkTeams

    12/4/2019 10:10:51 PM, by PORTIA70

    Hi everyone :) Welcome to my new SparkPage and Blog Post. I was a member before, but losing my login information and with the changes in my life, I decided to create a whole new profile. So here I am. I discovered while going through all the groups, that even with the ones that hav... Read more


    12/4/2019 10:00:51 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well as we are going to my Sister's for Christmas I am getting gifts together. I have been sending grift card due to cost. Went today and found some lovely jams for her. Hubby and I were talking. I need to have room in the car for the gifts and our luggage. I am excited as I got one of the gift... Read more

  • Happy Scale! Featured Blog & TOPS

    12/4/2019 12:24:11 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Yesterday at TOPS I was thrilled with my weigh-in. Despite my overindulgence at the party Saturday, my weight stayed the same. My simple recovery plan worked very well - less food, more exercise, more sleep, daily weigh-ins, and nutrition tracking. TOPS I was 'star of the month' for November w... Read more

  • My ten years on SP

    12/4/2019 12:07:04 PM, by SUSANNAH31

    When I first began here on SP about ten years ago, I did not believe that I was capable of losing my excess weight. I had failed at so many attempted diets that I was unwilling to even try one again. In fact, I told myself that I would NOT start a diet. I would change my eating habits for a li... Read more


    12/3/2019 6:36:43 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well I passed all my test for work today. I finished them and I will be able to relax on that front and just enjoy my holidays. We do have a mandatory meeting on Saturday. It is an hour and a half away from home. I just am not excited about traveling 3 to possibly 4 hours for a four hour meetin... Read more

  • T**mp Defenders on Wrong Side of History

    12/2/2019 10:16:12 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    His campaign manager is in jail. His first National Security Advisor is in jail. His early personal attorney and "T**mp fixer" is in jail. His ever changing cabinet officials have been rife with ethical and legal violations. His current personal attorney and firm are now being investigated by feder... Read more


    12/2/2019 8:53:30 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    I am thankful that I can get out and go now. I was not able to drive from the later part of last year until the en of August I was having muscle spasums in my legs and would not take a chance in driving in traffic. When I first started back driving I was really nervous. I am back to normal now a... Read more

  • Whoops Day Recovery & 2020 Winter 5% Challenge

    12/2/2019 2:05:28 PM, by KALISWALKER

    On Saturday we went to a big birthday party with lots of appies. That day I ate light, and prepared my snack to take along, string cheese and apple slices 180 calories, leaving room for birthday cake. We left the house with so much stuff (music stand, guitar, gifts, appies, wine, etc.) we decided to... Read more

  • HISTORY REPEATS: Why do I get sick when I take steps to make positive changes in my life?

    12/2/2019 10:54:35 AM, by MMAANDMUSICNUT

    I was surprised like crazy to see this come up. The only differences between my original post of May 2018 is the holiday weekend for one, and decreasing the sniffles and increasing the menstruation to make it accurate to today. Otherwise, the feelings and the routine I've got are right on the m... Read more

  • I've got some real T**mp fatigue.

    12/2/2019 1:11:22 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I think I used to feel I had to keep up with everything crazy he was saying and doing. But now, after nearly three years of this, I would rather read about health and wellness, watch Netflix movies, listen to music (jazz and classical), cook a new dish, even clean the kitchen, but please, no more T*... Read more


    12/1/2019 2:31:41 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    We are planning to go to my Sisters in Tennessee at Christmas. It will be first time in about 12 years we have been able to go up for the holidays. I will be able to take gifts up. I had to just purchase gift cards for the last few years due to the cost of shipping things to her home. I did ship... Read more


    11/30/2019 11:12:31 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well I am very excited about going to my sisters for Christmas. Due to shipping cost, I usually send a package of gift card. But as we are driving up I will be able to take real gifts. We went shopping today and I found a number of things. I told Hubby I was sorry I did not know earlier as there... Read more


    11/30/2019 11:12:31 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well I am very excited about going to my sisters for Christmas. Due to shipping cost, I usually send a package of gift card. But as we are driving up I will be able to take real gifts. We went shopping today and I found a number of things. I told Hubby I was sorry I did not know earlier as there... Read more


    11/30/2019 11:12:31 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well I am very excited about going to my sisters for Christmas. Due to shipping cost, I usually send a package of gift card. But as we are driving up I will be able to take real gifts. We went shopping today and I found a number of things. I told Hubby I was sorry I did not know earlier as there... Read more


    11/30/2019 11:12:31 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well I am very excited about going to my sisters for Christmas. Due to shipping cost, I usually send a package of gift card. But as we are driving up I will be able to take real gifts. We went shopping today and I found a number of things. I told Hubby I was sorry I did not know earlier as there... Read more

  • RETRO: Women, motherhood, & medical choices--an eye-opener

    11/30/2019 12:17:35 PM, by MMAANDMUSICNUT

    Because of my use of language, and the amount of links I used back in April 2018 (especially to the jaw-dropping TED talk I casually listened to that day that made me research and ultimately bring this subject into my blog), I decided it would be easier to link to my original blog post and let you r... Read more

  • HISTORY REPEATS: Learning to say "no" for your health.

    11/29/2019 11:05:48 PM, by MMAANDMUSICNUT

    Strange how it's been a bit more than two years and this is STILL something I have to work on. But since there aren't a bunch of graphics to contend with, I'll just cut and paste the words from my original November 2017 blog post on my website. I REALLY need to learn to do something about this.... Read more


    11/29/2019 9:29:37 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, we got up early and went down to the store. I told Hubby I needed a dozen eggs so we went into Publix. They were having a sale on Springer Farms chicken breast for $1.49. They in packaged 3 to a package. They were small and bones. We got four and put them in the freezer This is the time ... Read more


    11/28/2019 9:17:10 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, we spent our Thanksgiving with our friends which is our local family. Long time friends over 40 years, Have been involved with the lives of the friends, their children and the grandchildren through the years. We are officially Aunt and Uncle. Lots of hugs and even the grandchildren sit down... Read more

  • I am Losing Weight Over the Holidays

    11/28/2019 8:30:08 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Since October I am on the alert to sway myself from bad habits (bad choices). I am not perfect so I take corrective action as needed. What helps - 1) Daily nutrition tracking 2) Weighing myself daily 3) PGX capsules 4) Breakfast smoothies 255 calories 5) LOTS of diet Jello 6) Ta... Read more


    11/27/2019 12:53:37 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well rushed out for last minute shopping early this morning. Went ot Aldis and found a lot of things we like. I came home and unloaded my finds to discover that I forgot to purchase the eggs I went to buy. I guess I will have Hubby stop by on the way home and get me a dozen.... Read more


    11/26/2019 7:54:57 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well we all met at the office today to do our testing. I got through the first test which was 100 questions with a 3 hour time limit. I made it well within the time limit. Then a couple of others were taking the same test and the computers froze. Then we discovered that the internet was going in... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Week

    11/26/2019 3:05:35 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    A stranger in the store recommended this brand of cornbread I finally made it a couple days ago. Next time I will be adding cream corn to the mix to add more corn flavor. I cooked sweet potatoes today for lunch. I have to work on Thanksgiving, so I see no reason to wait for swee... Read more

  • "The Decade is Over"

    11/25/2019 7:13:23 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    "What the Heck Just Happened?" This was a headline for an article in today's New York Times. I want to ask the exact same question. Glenn... Read more


    11/25/2019 4:41:04 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well this year has realty gone by and I am not ready for the holidays. I went out looking this morning to see what is available. I talked with my sister and she advised that she really does not need anything. I guess she will be getting gift cards. She is retired and goes out with her friends to... Read more


    11/24/2019 11:30:42 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, Hubby and I got up early today to go our and get breakfast. We decided to spend the morning just doing our thing. We then headed to the city to make a couple of stops and see if we could find a few things we are looking for as gifts. We then came back to our area. I told Hubby I did nto ha... Read more


    11/23/2019 11:07:33 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, Hubby and I got up early this morning and went to a special early opening of a local store and we purchased a coupe of things for Christmas gifts. We left and drove into the city to the bank. Then we went to the market to pick up somethings from the lady that buys me great things. We also w... Read more

  • My Lowest Weight in 20 Years

    11/23/2019 12:05:50 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Today I am at my lowest weight in 20 years! I hit the 180s and today I am 189.4 pounds! Happy dance! I've accomplished something major this year! My interim goal was to get to the 180s before the end of the year! I have 38 more days this year to continue losing. My next major interim goal is ... Read more


    11/22/2019 10:03:28 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, in our home we have a wonderful pantry. It hold a lot and we use it to the fullest. The ceiling in the kitchen, breakfast area is 14 feet and there is space above the cabinets. I am able to reach the first 2 shelves of th cabinets with easy. The other two are almost off limits to me. Hubb... Read more

  • Making it Through the Holidays & Doing More of What Makes Me Happy!

    11/22/2019 1:23:07 PM, by KALISWALKER

    2019 - Doing More of What Makes Me Happy! I found a lot of things I like more than eating and I've lost 30 pounds this last year. I am focused on losing more weight this fall, so I have a running start in the new year. I have been nutrition tracking all year - it's the magic in weight loss. Currentl... Read more

  • 2019 Thanksgiving Buffet Rules & Holiday Eating

    11/21/2019 8:01:29 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Buffets, parties, and holidays we seem to lose our minds and live like there is no tomorrow. Forgo the "last supper" mentality! Remember, like any other day, you will be faced with choices, so it's just another day. Thanksgiving is a single day in November, and Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa, etc. is a ... Read more

  • TODAY: Overhauling my life choices again, but with anemia this time

    11/21/2019 3:07:36 PM, by MMAANDMUSICNUT

    (this is cut-and-pasted from my original blog's post from this morning): Well, that was an enlightening sucker-punch by the doctor when I went to visit yesterday. I’d done blood-work a month and a half ago (and had a hard time getting a follow-up appointment because of all the stressful crap... Read more


    11/20/2019 11:23:38 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well I headed out early today to the office to work on studies. When I started the car there was a symbol showing on the dash but it was behind a dial on the dash. I called Hubby about it. He could not tell me what it was. I was thinking it was a low tire symbol but could not see as to the locat... Read more

  • Chocolate Chaffle

    11/20/2019 9:15:49 AM, by BEEEZY

    Made chocolate chaffles for breakfast this morning! Really good!... Read more

  • Chocolate Chaffle

    11/20/2019 9:15:28 AM, by BEEEZY

    Made chocolate chaffles for breakfast this morning! Really good!... Read more

  • What if Charges Were Flying Everywhere About the Leader of Our Country?

    11/20/2019 12:45:37 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    And what if a federal prosecutor found him 9 times guilty of obstructing justice? And what if he over and over again, seemingly as a matter of lifestyle, violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution, enriching himself as president? And what if it was being proven in congress that he bribed a f... Read more


    11/19/2019 11:10:05 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, we are still having colder weather. I purchased a soup shank bone this past weekend and made a pot of beef vegetable soup. It was really good and we have enough left for another meal. Hubby is asking for several different things so I will be pulling out some of my things I have not prepared... Read more


    11/18/2019 5:29:59 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well got up early and was going to the office today. Well, I had a headache and a slight fever. I decided maybe I should stay home. I have another 2 weeks to complete the next 8 hours of work. I was out with Hubby on Saturday and it was cold and rainy. I guess that was why I did not feel good t... Read more

  • Frozen Cauliflower Pizza

    11/18/2019 3:36:18 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    One of my neighbors that share my community kitchen. He reminded me that we have a long, 13-hour power outtage scheduled for tomorrow. So he wanted to eat the pizza before it happened. He works during graveyard shift and power will be out before he gets off work in the morning. A power... Read more

  • In the Words of Nietzche:

    11/18/2019 3:44:04 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    "So what if you have failed? How much is still possible? How much is still possible?" And, in the words of Martha Graham: "Stay hungry, and keep eating." These quotes came from an article I read tonight by dancer and farmer Kimerer LaMothe. She was speaking about moving the ... Read more

  • Marilyns Journey

    11/17/2019 4:36:13 PM, by MARILYN1014

    Sunday Nov. 17, after a visit with my new Dr. on Friday I am now working on getting both my blood pressure and my cholesterol down to a normal range. I am 11.5 lbs away from reaching my goal weight (once again). I am a very slow loser but can regain very quickly so it is imperative that I stay the c... Read more


    11/17/2019 2:27:49 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well Hubby had to work today. I personally am having to adjust to the sudden cold snap we are having. My body does not want to accept the cold so I am actually on the cool side. My feet are on the floor and that is colder. We moved to this house and it is built on a slab. we had an older house ... Read more

  • A Sense of Purpose as I Near a Goal

    11/16/2019 4:27:47 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This week each day I wake with a sense of purpose, to make progress towards my interim goal the 180's. I am doing better staying in my calorie range, so my weigh-in this morning 190.6 pounds, thrilling so close! I am optimistic that I can lose .7 pounds in the last 2 weeks of the challenge. I am les... Read more


    11/15/2019 7:29:37 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    well, cold and rainy today. So Miss Coco and I spent another day together. She had to go out in the misting rain this morning so it was a hurry up for her She came back in and curled up on the end of my throw while I was doing things in the kitchen. When I sat down and turned on the tv she was w... Read more

  • Decluttering Kitchen and Getting Ready for Sock Hop

    11/15/2019 1:43:27 PM, by KALISWALKER

    One of my Spark teammates let me know she has joined TOPS too. It's nice to get feedback and I wish her all the best. I've been Sparking for years and joining this group has given a little push to try harder. Last week I kept seeing on youtube about people losing their minds over Popeye's Chic... Read more


    11/14/2019 4:28:28 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well, I did not go to the office today as the other people had cancelled. It is still cold and they were predicting rain which I had to drive in. I am sure I will be there everyday next week including Sunday to finish up. Hubby and I are putting his chilli together tonight for the chilli cookoff ... Read more


    11/13/2019 2:58:44 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    I had planned to go to the office and work on some of my studies today. It is not a regular day for it but I was going to get ahead of schedule if possible. Well I got up and got dressed. I did dress warm as I knew we had a cold front coming through. Miss Coco got up and wanted to go outside. W... Read more

  • More from EDR

    11/13/2019 12:23:08 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    Our new time schedule for meals in the employee dining room. I usually wake up during the breakfast times but hardly ever walk down there..its the same darn thing every day, and not all that great. These stuffed peppers were for dinner sometime last week. They were not made with the same... Read more

  • Tuesday: November 12th at the EDR

    11/13/2019 2:56:25 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    About 11:38am and a sunny 81 degrees This was my lunch. There was some slim pickings for a gyro but I don't like them 24 Dinner: for some reason I got the crazy idea to put the chili over the pasta...before realizing it had a bit of a kick to it...I am not into spicy food. I sho... Read more


    11/12/2019 11:32:04 PM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Well we met at the office today and I am getting my studying done. We have a new series of classes that dropped yesterday. I will be starting on them tomorrow. I hope to complete these within the next week or maybe right after Thanksgiving.... Read more

  • The Dam has some Pretty Large Cracks in it...

    11/12/2019 1:06:07 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    Large amounts of water are spewing through, and I don't see any way our current leader can patch them up or reinforce the dam. I'm talking about what is now and has been going on in the courts, in the congress, and within the administration with regards to impeachment. . People are talking now. Lot... Read more

  • Back at it!

    11/11/2019 9:15:45 PM, by CAROLSYLVIA

    I started back on SparkPeople 12 days ago after a three-plus year absence. I hesitated to write anything right away, out of fear that I’d give up after a few days. But today I feel like everything is starting to click, and I’m feeling great! I’ve been swimming for the past 2-3 months. Many t... Read more

  • Arches and Knees

    11/11/2019 8:54:02 PM, by SUSANNAH31

    A few years back, my dh and I took a trip to Italy: to Venice, Florence, and Rome. I was determined not to look like an American tourist, so I did not wear sneakers. It was summertime, so I wore sandals while we walked through those ancient cities and their museums. For two years after that ... Read more


    11/11/2019 10:33:48 AM, by WHITEANGEL4

    Qwll I have an appointment with my manager today to get back into the swing of things for the upcoming season. We have new rules every year so we will be discussing those, etc. Still a number of things to do for testing before we get started.... Read more