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  • Sunny Day

    7/9/2020 1:21:02 PM, by MOMMY445

    The power is out here today. An electrician is fixing the problem just now. In the meantime, my daughter and I are keeping cool and staying well hydrated. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be doing some yoga and some walking later on. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe a... Read more

  • Nasty Horsefly!!

    7/9/2020 5:09:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Horseflies are relentless, cruel and mean. The wickedest bug I’ve ever seen. When I’m out walking they come around. Circle my head with a buzzing sound. I hate those creatures because they bite And leave a swollen mark, both morning and night. Because of them, I’ve shortened my w... Read more

  • Day 70: Into Nutrition Again

    7/9/2020 1:12:59 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    524 We had a LOT of fun grocery shopping yesterday and I am really back into nutrition again. I planned and tracked all my food and organized my pantry and everything and even made some apple bran muffins so I am really back on track with nutrition. I bought some vegetable kabobs, too, which look re... Read more

  • Wordless Wednesday: The journey is the reward. Blog28/100(-21)

    7/9/2020 12:22:24 AM, by SPARKNB

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  • Organic Produce

    7/8/2020 9:19:10 PM, by IMEMINE1

    My wife asked me to buy organic vegetables from the market. I went and looked around and couldn’t find any. So I grabbed an old, tired looking employee and said, “These vegetables are for my wife. Have they been sprayed with any poisonous chemicals?” The produce guy looked at me and said, “No. ... Read more

  • Past 3 weeks of therapy summed up for you

    7/8/2020 6:31:35 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    In the past three weeks of therapy a lot has been discussed however I know I haven't written about it to you at all. First of all I discussed in week 124 the fact that my neurologist and myself got into it and she basically tore me down and said she thought I didn't need the surgery and a lot of oth... Read more

  • A very warm day here today 🌞

    7/8/2020 10:27:39 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today. The next few days will be hot and humid here. Taking it easy today. I'll go for an indoor walk in an air conditioned place later on in the morning. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe... Read more

  • Riding Off Into The Sunshine

    7/8/2020 5:32:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    John's nephew from Colorado drove 2500 miles to visit us. What an honor! Dan rode off into the sunrise this morning and I will miss him. He visited us for five days, and we had a wonderful visit. Reconnecting with family is important. What a great time! I wish that it could have been longer... Read more

  • Day 69: Little by Little

    7/8/2020 3:51:23 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    235 I'm starting to get there little by little. I haven't accomplished everything yet but I'm starting to make some progress towards my goals. I got a good start anyway. I'm doing my best right now and taking some small steps in the right direction each day. 4 Nutrition: I've started planning... Read more

  • Happy Tuesday, Attitude of Gratitude: Blog27/100(-21)

    7/7/2020 5:43:18 PM, by SPARKNB

    Attitude of Gratitude: 1) Clean water (I assume) 2) Monarch butterflies (flying around the garden today; 2 got caught in covered porch today & I let them out) 3) Perennial flowers (garden is glorious right now, thanks to red monarda, orange daylilies, yellow coreopsis, various other flowers... Read more

  • Down to my lightest in at least 3 years!

    7/7/2020 10:38:33 AM, by FOTOLEXIC

    Two years ago this past May I got myself down to 202. I remember being stuck at 215 for the longest. At least a year. Maybe more. Then I ballooned up to 230. I was able to get myself down to 218 about a year ago, but stuck there. I started in May at 218 and today I am down to 200.8lbs! That... Read more

  • Warm day

    7/7/2020 10:34:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's going to be another warm and humid day here today. The weather is going to be like this for pretty much the rest of the week. My daughter says hello to everyone. We are keeping cool and well hydrated today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take ... Read more

  • Day 68: Feeling Better

    7/7/2020 7:51:00 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    523 Feeling well enough to start getting back on track again. Had to rest for a few days because I was in too much pain in my ribs to do anything so that's really become part of my usual routine. I do as much as I can for as long as I can and then I rest for as long as I need to. I did end up losing... Read more

  • Love the Life You Live

    7/7/2020 5:35:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    I had hoped for a different life. I wanted to be retired by now, surrounded by my children and grandkids. Instead, I find myself still working, with family far away. I have a good life, but not the life that I had planned. Most people I have chosen to be thankful for what I have. Th... Read more

  • Went for a walk

    7/6/2020 9:42:52 PM, by RMPOKRZY

    I've fallen off the wagon recently, especially when it comes to tracking. I'm hoping to reinvigorate things. My company gave us today off as a surprise, which was amazing. In order to recenter, I went on a nature walk. It was great to be outside and think. It's easy for me to start spiraling and it ... Read more

  • Weigh-in #11

    7/6/2020 11:32:57 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    I've been resting for a few days so my swelling went down and so did my weight. So here's how I'm doing right now. Starting Weight: 296.6 Last Week's Weight: 287 lbs This Week's Weight: 273.8 lbs This Week's Weight Weight Loss: -13.2 lbs Weight Loss Goal Per Week: 1 lb Total Weight Lo... Read more

  • Just a quick post and a joke

    7/6/2020 9:50:05 AM, by IMEMINE1

    Just an update on my goals. I didn't make 15K a day (60K,for the week BUT I did average almost 12K a day for 47,706 steps and 18.69 miles. That is according to my Fitbit. I missed one day of walk/exercise videos but I managed to do 3 days out of 4 days plus I already got 1 in for this week. 321... Read more

  • A beautiful day

    7/6/2020 8:52:06 AM, by MOMMY445

    Another warm and humid day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. We are keeping cool and well hydrated today. I'll be going for a walk in a while. earlier this morning I did some yoga. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay ... Read more

  • Every moment is a fresh beginning. -T. S. Eliot Blog26/100(-21)

    7/6/2020 7:00:00 AM, by SPARKNB

    Every moment is a fresh beginning. -T. S. Eliot Starting Summer2020 5% plan in earnest today: New season, new month, new week, new day, new moment. The beauty and joy of fresh starts. 179 249 411 410... Read more

  • Stetser Camping Trip

    7/6/2020 5:33:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    I spent the weekend camping just 20 miles from my home. It was nice to get away. A family member rode his motorcycle from Colorado to New Hampshire to join us. Dan is a fun-loving guy and an excellent cook. It's always great to have someone special join us on a special day. Camping brin... Read more

  • Sunday July 5, 2020

    7/6/2020 12:37:05 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    I made red & blue jello shots to share for the holiday weekend. Does strawberry & blueberry jello count toward my 5 a day? Asking for a friend🤣😂... Read more

  • 2020 - Part 2

    7/5/2020 1:25:32 PM, by KENDRACARROLL

    And here we are - halfway though 2020. 2020 - how excited we all were about 2020. Not just a new year, but a new decade. New adventures, new possibilities. Little did we know how it would all play out - and here we are... The "new normal" is not a normal at all - it just plain s^cks. Yet we hav... Read more

  • A new day

    7/5/2020 12:17:37 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's very hot and humid here today. My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I went for a walk this morning. I'll be going for another walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Saturday 7/4/2020

    7/5/2020 2:26:09 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Happy Independence Day🇺🇸 and Happy Birthday to my stepdaughter, Angie🎂 Beautiful day - sunshine, blue sky, nice breeze, warm. Perfect for fireworks which my neighbors shot off in abundance. I have been walking nearly every day, doing some other light exercises too. However altho eating in ... Read more

  • 4 today - #1 so far so good

    7/4/2020 9:37:55 PM, by GOULDSGRANITE

    Happy Fourth of July! ... Read more

  • A warm and humid day

    7/4/2020 10:13:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's going to be another warm and humid day here today 🌞. My daughter and I will stay hydrated and cool here today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Happy Independence Day to all American spark people members! Have a great day, everyone and a great weekend! Keep cool and stay ... Read more

  • 103rd Fasting Cycle in Progress - Day 2 & 3 of Fasting on The Move

    7/4/2020 8:38:16 AM, by SKATER787

    Fasting Day 2, I had a phone job interview in the morning then drove from Council Bluffs to Joliet, Illinois, 437 miles away. Fasting Day 3, I normally ended my fast with breakfast as I don't want to fast longer than 60 hours, but since I'm driving, I just wanted to get the driving over with. I dr... Read more

  • Sunny and hot

    7/3/2020 4:46:38 PM, by METAFUKARI

    Fireworks been going off the past few nights. Hopefully not too bad tomorrow night. For everyone and pets. No need to have fires either. Should be 105f tomorrow.... Read more

  • A warm and humid day

    7/3/2020 1:02:39 PM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today 😊. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a long walk indoors today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe! Have a great weekend!... Read more

  • Blog25/100(-18): July Goals & Targets

    7/3/2020 6:57:31 AM, by SPARKNB

    I'm doing the 5% summer challenge, so my health goals* are being tracked there, but I have some OTHER stuff I want to also accomplish in a systematic way this month: My July health goals: FITNESS: -*CARDIO=lots, as much as I can, **min. 20 minutes daily** but mostly shooting for at least 2 ... Read more

  • Blog24/100(-19): June Assessment

    7/3/2020 6:57:17 AM, by SPARKNB

    My June was both successful and unsuccessful, a mixed bag, so...not bad, as far as periods of covid19-MercuryRetrograde go? (smile) Overall, I didn't change my fitness routine that much, though I did intensify it, but I did add a focus on breath, as noted below. I noted the *intense* energy of... Read more

  • Be Kind To Yourself!

    7/3/2020 5:55:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Friend, You are beautiful, special and important. God made you to be just the person that you are. Be kind to yourself. Cut yourself the same slack that you show to others. Know that we are cheering for you to do well today, this week, this month, this year and throughout life. You a... Read more

  • So Close... Very Close

    7/2/2020 6:37:00 PM, by KALISWALKER

    So exciting! 2.9 pounds away from the 160's! It's true moderation, measuring my food, portion control, nutrition tracking and weight loss go together! All diets come down to the same thing a calorie deficit. When I wanted to hit the 170's I went hard for a few days chugging Slimfast and bam did it M... Read more

  • Week 1 Day 2! For C25k

    7/2/2020 4:47:12 PM, by LIFEASMRSA

    So yesterday July 1st was a rest day. Because im just fetting back into things, I didnt want to push myself too hard as in the past, when i go too hard too fast... I also gave up very quickly! So yesterday I decided I would just walk the dog with family and give myself some rest. Today though..... Read more

  • 103rd Fasting Cycle in Progress - Day 1 of Fasting on The Move

    7/2/2020 11:22:44 AM, by SKATER787

    Or is it moving while fasting? I've been busy working on my move since mid-May and have stopped fasting. With the driving day, I can fast during the drive. The last time I moved I also fasted while I drove from Houston to Denver and it was the fasting that made it a success. Fasting Day 1 yest... Read more

  • Another hot and humid day here today

    7/2/2020 8:38:59 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to everyone. We are keeping cool and staying well hydrated. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. I will be doing some yoga this morning and some indoor walking this afternoon. It's going to be hot and humid here for the next few days. Have a great day, everyo... Read more

  • Yes, I CAN!

    7/2/2020 5:22:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    Maybe you can understand what happened to me yesterday. I was working with friends on making masks. We social distanced, and all went well. At lunch, I usually have lots of salad and a small amount of pizza, but that didn't happen. without thinking, I ate 3 pieces of the pizza. My blood suga... Read more

  • Wednesday July 1, 2020

    7/2/2020 2:42:04 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    HAPPY DOMINION DAY to all my Canadian friends!!! 🇨🇦... Read more

  • Day 63: Getting Back on My Feet

    7/2/2020 1:41:06 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    524 I haven't been feeling the greatest the past few days so I haven't accomplished a whole lot. However, I've been working on trying to get back on track with everything. I'm trying to strike more of a balance with things so that I can be active but also be tracking and planning my meals and make s... Read more

  • I did it!

    7/1/2020 4:32:38 PM, by LIFEASMRSA

    So yesterday, before lunch, the rain stopped and it was nice a cool out so i took my dog for a walk/jog! I DID it! And today I am a bit sore..... I plan to do a beginners yoga/ sun salutation to stretch put the muscles and move my body. We also went for a short family walk too. My daughter is o... Read more

  • Another warm day here today 🌞

    7/1/2020 11:14:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a walk later. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe! For all Canadian sparklers, Happy Canada Day!... Read more

  • New month, new goals and a quick joke

    7/1/2020 9:46:01 AM, by IMEMINE1

    Hi everyone and Happy July. I hope it goes better than June. I am sure it will. I am up a pound. I have been up and down all month. I hope to get it right this month. My goals are to: walk 15K a day Yoga everyday Strength train at least 10 min. a day AND of course..... 75 (rattle rol... Read more

  • Day 62: A New Month

    7/1/2020 7:37:33 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    411 It's a new month and time to really commit to both exercise and nutrition. I've been doing really well when it comes to activity but not as well when it comes to nutrition and it's time to devote equal attention to both aspects. I haven't been Sparking as much and I want to start spending more ... Read more

  • A Very Small Get-Away

    7/1/2020 5:27:26 AM, by JSTETSER

    I should be in my happy place-Acadia National Park watching the sun rise over the ocean. Instead, I'm in my living room on my computer. Our reservations were cancelled because of the pandemic. I've come to terms with it. My living room is much better than a hospital waiting room or an ICU roo... Read more

  • Blogday 23(-18)_100days: Attitude of Gratitude: 3 Things & 3 People; Last Minute Happy Pride

    6/30/2020 11:05:57 PM, by SPARKNB

    1) Spark 2) PC's 3) Fire A) Dr. Fauci B) My cute niece, who's 9th birthday is today! C) Was gonna name other members of my fam, but-based on normal stuff going on, couldn't narrow down to 1-so then I thought I was gonna say...myself; but then decided on: Sappho . ... Read more

  • 4 Today - Getting Built

    6/30/2020 3:18:31 PM, by GOULDSGRANITE

    Laundry-closet combo dream ... Read more

  • Again and again...

    6/30/2020 11:50:41 AM, by LIFEASMRSA

    Wow I dont know how many times Ive said im starting over with a healthier life style.... this is probably the 192984747392292 time Ive started again. And thats ok. As long as I keep wanting to be healthy I hope one day I can stick with it. I saw my coworker for the first time in months yesterday... Read more

  • A warm day

    6/30/2020 5:39:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    Another warm day here today. My daughter and I will keep cool and stay well hydrated. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. In a while, I will be doing some yoga. Later on in the morning, I will be going for a walk. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • First Things First!

    6/30/2020 5:18:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have carved out 45 minutes a day just for me. I get up at 5 almost every morning, organize my day with prayer, Bible reading, SparkPeople and exercise. I put first things first! My days have direction. I always write down my "Daily Big 3" along with my other tasks. I find a mental focus... Read more

  • Monday 6/28/2020

    6/30/2020 1:47:57 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    I don't know what's going on, I exceeded my calories a couple days lately. The bars at some restaurants reopened & if I have more than one drink, the calories add up quickly. I did however stick w/ my walking & went longer twice in the last week. Tonite I am very tired so it's off to bed before m... Read more

  • Blogday 23(-18)_100days: SUNny DayWeek & Summer 5%

    6/29/2020 8:19:30 PM, by SPARKNB

    The last of the tech 'difficulty' days...not all due to lack of power, like Friday, but for 1 reason or another...difficult to post in a timely manner. So, this one's only the next day. It was a pretty mellow day...woke up early (last few I have! which is NOT typical) & started with the 'talkin... Read more

  • Blogday 22(-19)_100days: Saturday $hopping

    6/29/2020 6:46:08 PM, by SPARKNB

    ...so had tech difficulties all weekend, for one reason or another, and blogday 21 which I just posted was because we lost electrical power Friday night, which does NOT happen often, for more than a few minutes... 27 54 257 54 27 ...anyway, ended up opting to go out & do a supply run Saturd... Read more

  • Blogday 21(-20)_100days: Storm...Friday

    6/29/2020 5:26:38 PM, by SPARKNB

    Multiple different days of problems posting here... Friday, was about to go down & watch Maddow but recorded it because our local channel's weather guy was doing a filibuster (his young assistant *did* get on to spell him for a bit) because there were massive wind & lightning in a fast moving s... Read more

  • Sexual Assault ***Trigger Warning***

    6/29/2020 1:38:46 PM, by PORTIA70

    I am sorry that I have not been on here in about 3 weeks. 2 weeks ago I was sexually assaulted by one of the maintenance men here where I live at. I have filed a police report and got a restraining order. The first hearing for the restraining order is on July 1. The day before my 50th birth... Read more

  • ActiDiet 7 Day Shred

    6/29/2020 12:20:01 PM, by SOLX1974

    7 day shred consist of replacing breakfast and lunch with Acti meal replacements, home cooked diner and small snack/s. In addition taking Keto caps to help my body burn more fat for fuel. Hydra-Slim Plus cordial sip throughout the day. Aim for 2-3 L water. Starting weight - 257.4 lbs Fat - 49... Read more

  • Shipwrecked Scotsman

    6/29/2020 12:02:56 PM, by IMEMINE1

    A Scotsman was shipwrecked and finally washed ashore on a small island. As he regains consciousness on the beach, he sees a beautiful unclad nymphet standing over him. She asks, ”Would you like some food?” The Scot hoarsely croaks, ”Och, lassie, I havna’ ittin a bite in a week noo and I am verr... Read more

  • A warm and sunny day here today 😎

    6/29/2020 11:52:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I went for a walk this morning. I will go for another walk in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • July Measurements & Pics

    6/29/2020 11:08:01 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    So it's time to do progress pics and measurements for the new month. I wasn't sure if I really saw any progress or not this month so I really wanted to take pics to see if there was any change physically that I wasn't seeing on the scale. So here are my measurements and pics from June to July. ... Read more

  • Walking and Meditation

    6/29/2020 5:28:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I hiked near my home. I love to hike, and find that meditation fits well with the gentle, constant movement of my hike. I learned the following through a recent FitBit article. My hikes are more interesting and also calming when I add the moving meditation. Focus on your feet.... Read more

  • Sunday 6/28/2020

    6/28/2020 11:39:39 PM, by KOALA_BEAR

    It is sad to hear that Gov Newsom has to close bars again in several counties due to Covid-19 & a few others will be closed by local county health depts. Numbers of hospitalizations & ICU rates are going up due to a combination of factors: Essential ag workers; households mixing; & recent protesto... Read more

  • Weigh-In #10

    6/28/2020 6:25:56 PM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    I haven't weighed for a while and tbh the scale really isn't moving. I've been super active and maybe not as perfect on food so I'm trying to get a good balance going. It just feels like I should have made more progress by now. I'm sore all over in my muscles from all the work I've been doing and ye... Read more

  • Success with Exercise, Diet, Triggers

    6/28/2020 4:16:51 PM, by KALISWALKER

    How can I lose weight and keep it off? 8 week 5% Challenge! I am doing a review of my plan. 2 - Exercise Plan In preparation for the Summer 5% Challenge I started a daily exercise program in May. Each day at 11 AM I do a videochat & YouTube exercise with 6 other people, each from our own ... Read more

  • A new day

    6/28/2020 2:43:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    A beautiful sunny day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a walk in the morning. I will be going for another walk in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Goals this week

    6/28/2020 10:34:39 AM, by CRYSALLIS1

    This week 5 F/V per day 10 plus minutes of exercise 5 x / week 8 glasses H2o per day LOG 7 days YOGA X 2 this week... Read more

  • Believe

    6/28/2020 9:58:20 AM, by CRYSALLIS1

    I vow to Love Me. So much regret. So much time lost. Hard to even blog here despite I use to enjoy doing it. I still believe in my approach. The only thing missing in my plan is me. I would tell my best friend that I believe in her. So that is what I will tell Me. Believing is the first step to ... Read more

  • Piecing It All Together

    6/28/2020 5:25:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    I wrote a book, and am currently learning how to get it published. This is the story of me, an adult daughter, and my mother gaining a bond through sewing, crafting and quilting . My mother taught me how to sew as a child, bit it was not until I was in my 30’s that I learned to love sewing. ... Read more

  • Saturday 6/27/2020

    6/28/2020 2:43:58 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    After dining out today I came home & indicated to my hubby that I was going yo skip my regular walk. Then i tracked my intake & decided I needed to go after all. Did a half hour in the neighborhood for which I am proud that i pushed myself to go. The weather was grey & cloudy but not as cold as i... Read more

  • Goodbye Twizzlers

    6/27/2020 6:42:47 PM, by ECLIPSED

    Diabetes is hard! I saw my endocrinologist on Monday and was basically threatened with insulin if things didn't change. Things will be changing. My A1c was 7.4% and it was up from 6.7% in December. I usually see her every 3 months, but my March visit was canceled due to that little corona thin... Read more

  • Plenty of sunshine

    6/27/2020 12:15:36 PM, by MOMMY445

    Another warm and sunny day here today 🌞. In a while, I'll be going for a walk. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe and take care.... Read more

  • I once had a flat stomach

    6/27/2020 6:20:26 AM, by XTHEJOURNALIST

    I took my once flat stomach for granted. I remember clearly signing up to the gym, ready to finally get my ass into gear, have a “good body” and I told my trainer my goal was a flat stomach. He looked at me incredulously and said “I don’t think it could get much flatter.” Ah, how we never appre... Read more

  • Changing My Commitment

    6/27/2020 5:22:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Besides being a teacher, wife, mom, grandma, and daughter, I am a mask maker. I thought that this would be a small project, lasting a few months, and I’m finding that it is the job with no end in sight. I told myself and God ; “When I run out of elastic and fabric, I’m finished. I have been gi... Read more

  • Friday 6/26/2020

    6/27/2020 2:25:32 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Yesterday was a rest day - no workout, to bed early & slept in - so today I was back at it. Walked 50 minutes in my neighborhood, same route I did on Wednesday. It was nice once the fog burned off.... Read more

  • 4 today

    6/26/2020 9:29:09 PM, by GOULDSGRANITE

    Sunset from new porch... Read more

  • Day 57: Fritzy's Doing Boxing!

    6/26/2020 8:02:37 PM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    235 So I mentioned before that Fritzy gained a bit of weight over the spring and this summer is trying to take the weight off and get in shape. His dad is worried about his weight and part of it is that he is growing and is of course going to gain some weight, but we are still making sure that he i... Read more

  • Good Sportsmanship

    6/26/2020 12:00:32 PM, by IMEMINE1

    The coach called one of his 9-year-old baseball players aside and asked, “Do you understand what co-operation is? What a team is?” “Yes, coach”, replied the boy. “Do you understand that what matters is we win or lose as a team?” The boy nodded in agreement. The coach continued, “... Read more

  • Sunshine

    6/26/2020 10:23:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    The sun is shining brightly here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe! Have a great weekend!... Read more

  • Working Together

    6/26/2020 5:31:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes I have to give up part of my plan to "get 'er done". I have found that I have to alter my plans to fit in with the plans of others in order to reach our goals. Never stick so tightly to your plan that you have to go it alone. Find people with the same basic goals, and go with them. ... Read more

  • Blogday 20(-16)_100days: June down7, Thyroid, & incl. Lost 3.4 pounds this week

    6/26/2020 12:50:17 AM, by SPARKNB

    On one of my teams...the team where I track & report my weekly weight, somewhat sporadically, but have usually checked in at least several times a month...this month one woman is doing some specific weekly challenges in the reporting thread: specifically Sprit, Body, Nutrition, with specific suggest... Read more

  • Thursday 6/25/2020

    6/25/2020 11:56:21 PM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Another hurdle cleared, the solar company approved the buyers' application to take over the lease agreement. Everything was then forwarded to the underwriting team so the loan should be moving along. All other contingencies have been removed. I so hope this time it will work; ready to get on with... Read more

  • Day 56: Overwhelmed with Everything

    6/25/2020 10:00:21 PM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    523 I've been pretty overwhelmed with stuff to do lately. I've been trying to get our bedroom and the rest of the house all organized and go through Fritzy's toys and get rid of the ones he doesn't want to keep and organize the ones he does want to keep and do the same thing with my stuff and I've b... Read more

  • Every pound lost equals a four-pound reduction in pressure exerted on the knees

    6/25/2020 3:47:17 PM, by WHITE-2

    "What Messier and his colleagues found is that in overweight and obese older adults, every pound lost netted a four-pound reduction in pressure exerted on the knees. (....) "For people losing 10 pounds, each knee would be subjected to 48,000 pounds less in comprehensive load per mile walke... Read more

  • I crack myself up...

    6/25/2020 11:47:04 AM, by DANCINGGARDENER

    Bwa ha ha ha! I tried so hard to go for my run this morning. Honest. I did get in 15 minutes of walking and about 6 minutes of running but you know how the best intentions go sometimes. I have an appointment at 11:30 with a GI surgeon because of... reasons. But there was no reason I couldn... Read more

  • Busy Days

    6/25/2020 5:13:46 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love finding ways to help people in their lives. Yesterday I had the Hillsboro Mask Makers over, and we worked for over 2 hours on masks for our town. With the help of 2 sergers, 2 sewing machines and an iron, we put together over 40 masks, with another 100 for us to finish at home. spending ... Read more

  • 4 Today

    6/24/2020 10:49:55 PM, by GOULDSGRANITE

    Father's day love gift.... Read more

  • A cooler day

    6/24/2020 8:51:58 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's not too hot here today. a beautiful cool breeze is blowing. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm heading out for a long walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • My Health and The Heat Wave

    6/24/2020 5:25:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    It's been over 90 here in Hillsboro, NH for 5 days now. I have shortened my 90 minute walk considerably. Walking has been a key method for me to keep my diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes under control. As the temperatures have risen, so has my glucose readings. Today is the day that I make a bigg... Read more

  • Use the tools

    6/23/2020 11:51:23 PM, by BLOSSOMKITTY

    About to head onto my mat for stretch-me-out yoga 🧘‍♀️ I need it a lot tonight 🙏 Wanted to be sure to share accountability post. Thank you for responding and having the space for me to reach out when hunger cravings hit today! They almost got me🤪 Just reaching out to others in the same path was ... Read more

  • 4 Today

    6/23/2020 1:47:43 PM, by GOULDSGRANITE

    Kitchen ceiling is done. 298 47 298 47 298 47 298 2020 Summer 5% Challenge! This is your invitation! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the 2020 Summer 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their sta... Read more

  • A beautiful day 🌞

    6/23/2020 11:30:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Exercise & Food

    6/23/2020 9:03:01 AM, by METAFUKARI

    Its really getting blazing hot here for the summer so its planning food and exercise to account for that! Yes, I have air conditioning and fans. (Living in a desert means you are prepared for extreme summers.) Food plan for the week-dinners (Breakfast and Lunch are either Grits, Eggs, Yoghurt... Read more

  • The Power Of Positive Writing

    6/23/2020 5:34:38 AM, by JSTETSER

    Writing is my therapy, my daily pep talk and my activities log. It keeps me on track, and focused on my goals. Writing helps me to communicate with my family and my world. First, i share my writing with my SparkFriends. You are so supportive and understanding, Sometimes I share my sewing ... Read more

  • Day 54: New Changes

    6/23/2020 3:34:20 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    244 I'm making some much needed changes to my blog format again. My editor just friend requested me on Facebook so we are officially friends now (I always considered him my Terry Crabtree) and he has convinced me to start writing again and I suppose I am committed to sending him material now so I am... Read more

  • Back again....

    6/23/2020 12:09:57 AM, by IRISHDANCERDKP

    Hi again, It’s been a long time... as of this week it’s been 8 years I’ve been with the same boyfriend. No engagement yet, but I feel that even if he asked I’d feel horrible going shopping for a wedding. I’m in horrendous shape. I’ve never been so big ever in my life. I feel like I just let go and... Read more

  • Four Today

    6/22/2020 7:56:48 PM, by GOULDSGRANITE

    We scored a canoe!... Read more

  • Hot and humid day

    6/22/2020 1:34:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's the last hot and humid day here for the rest of the week. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Take care and stay safe, everyone!... Read more

  • Day 53: Issues With Emotional Eating

    6/22/2020 7:05:33 AM, by FRITZYS_MAMA

    198 I've always had issues with emotional eating. Yesterday was no exception. My ex likes to mess with my head a lot and exaggerate things in order to make me worry and get anxious and paranoid. Right now he's upset because I'm getting in shape and I'm helping Fritzy to exercise and build muscles by... Read more

  • Cleaning House!

    6/22/2020 5:25:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was the perfect house cleaning storm. 1. It was too hot outside for a good hike. 2. For the first time in over 5 months, we have someone coming to stay with us. 3. There were ants in the bathroom. I went on a caffeine-induced cleaning spree! I always marvel at how dirty ... Read more

  • Visit with family

    6/22/2020 4:21:25 AM, by METAFUKARI

    Family took a vacation to California, it was a road trip so minimal human interaction apparently! Don't give me that COVID-19 LoL! Anyhow, sister starts a new job later today which is good and the bro-in-law gets back to work. My nieces are 21 and 18 and not much for etiquette but I prompted th... Read more

  • Sunday 6/21/2020

    6/22/2020 2:19:34 AM, by KOALA_BEAR

    Happy Father's Day to the men who are dads or those who provide dad duty. It was a nice day spent w/ hubby. Quiet lunch out - it's so good to be back at our local restaurants & bars. NASCAR was postponed due to storms near the track so we came back home & I went for my walk. It was a mix of clou... Read more

  • Proud, celebrating, keep on keeping on

    6/22/2020 2:00:41 AM, by BLOSSOMKITTY

    Yay!!! Was super intentional about moving my body and got lots of opportunities to do so this last week. Wrote out all my food and water and took time for self kindness.... I lost 3 pounds this week! I celebrated by gifting myself some new colorful leggings and tank tops and some new nikes(I k... Read more