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  • Birthday Girl!

    1/28/2020 5:17:55 AM, by JSTETSER

    I’m having a birthday, and I feel really good! I’m figuring out what is important to my life and learning how to best focus on those things. 1. My health. I am controlling Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) with food and exercise. I talk each month with a Diabetic Dietician each month, and while my ... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 1/27/20

    1/27/2020 10:18:48 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I'm feeling much better today. Jesse suggested I get out my heating pad, which I found and did. I slept with the heating pad on my side all night and I slept really well even though I still had quite a bit of pain. But I felt much better this morning and have been feeling progressively better as the... Read more

  • Thank you! Your CBD sharing was top notch. Such a controversial topic!

    1/27/2020 1:45:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    My right shoulder has begun hurting badly. My daughter has this in a stick, like deodorant comes in. I tend to use pain patches from the drug store. I used her CBD stick on an arm area and one time on my shoulder pain. It did help. She says not all brands work! ANd it is expensive. So trying one t... Read more

  • Sheet pan baked veggies (for 1 week of lunches)

    1/27/2020 1:23:14 PM, by CTUPTON

    I got this from a friend: She makes enough for 1 week of lunches. At lunch time she adds meat or tuna or whatever to make a quick, filling meal. I have not done this yet. I need to buy veggies first. 267 773 69 369 198 I make one sheet pan meal on Sunday or Monday, pop it ... Read more

  • Hang in there Monday

    1/27/2020 12:26:20 PM, by SABLENESS

    198 It's mail the W2s day, and I have been working my way through priorities all morning. It's doubtful that even with help, I'll get through the day's work. Solution: COFFEE and prioritize. Top priority on high stress day = self-care. 102 I didn't sleep as well as I'd hoped, but it was b... Read more

  • Stress Reliever

    1/27/2020 7:43:45 AM, by SPEDED2

    Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day Bubble Wrap is a generic trademark—a name that has become synonymous with similar products—for a transparent plastic material with air-filled bubbles used for packing fragile products when they are delivered or transported. Bubble Wrap is also often popped for en... Read more

  • Notice The Changes!

    1/27/2020 5:30:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today, take some time and notice the physical and physiological changes! What you do today can change all your tomorrows. 1. I sleep better when I get in 13K steps. My daily walk makes a big difference in my sleep. 2. My stomach is changing. It can no longer handle 3 cups of coffee... Read more


    1/27/2020 5:14:14 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    LIFE is a journey, not a destination! ... Read more

  • Sharing

    1/26/2020 10:37:11 AM, by SPEDED2

    Toad Hollow Day Toad Hollow Day of Encouragement began in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Ralph C. Morrison, who taught at a local community college, had an elderly student named Eunice in his class. One day he was reading a story in a local paper which had profiled her. It mentioned the school she had... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 1/26/20

    1/26/2020 10:21:41 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    On Friday evening I started having a lot of abdominal pain. I thought I had a UTI at first and started drinking cranberry juice, but that didn't seem to help and I realized the pain was towards the front of my abdomen on the left side rather than in the back at my kidneys. It was hard to sleep on Fr... Read more

  • Good and Not So Good Yesterday

    1/26/2020 9:38:05 AM, by KWOOD1955

    Positives: Rebel/Groove class at the gym (approx. 350 calories burned). Healthy breakfast (yogurt, fruit, fiber cereal). Had a 1 1/2 hour facial. Met great friends for late lunch. Met more great friends for happy hour. Not So Positive: Mexican food and 2 margs for lunch (fish tacos). Glass ... Read more

  • Swap blogs Sunday

    1/26/2020 7:48:24 AM, by SABLENESS

    Well, just take a look at yesterday’s Healthy choices Saturday blog and swap it with this one. Yes, I had great plans set out for yesterday. I had gotten as far as breakfast, a little tidying, and running the dishwasher when my sister called. I spent most of the day with her doing her favorite recr... Read more

  • The Outdoors Prescription

    1/26/2020 5:20:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    Did you know that there is scientific proof that just being outside can make a person healthier and live longer? Being in nature can lower Blood Pressure too. I happen to live in a rural setting with forests around my home, so finding my way into nature is easy. I’ve always believed in the ... Read more

  • Happy New Year

    1/25/2020 10:27:33 AM, by SPEDED2

    Translation: Wishing you great happiness and prosperity. Chinese New Year Happy New Year! No, we don’t have our dates mixed up. It’s not the new year we’re used to, but the Chinese New Year, which can fall any time between January 21 to February 21— on the second new Moon after the winter ... Read more

  • Healthy choices Saturday

    1/25/2020 8:25:54 AM, by SABLENESS

    Meals: 4 Breakfast: coffee, a smoothie, Dave’s Killer Bread toast Lunch: veggies and hummus, pumpkin curry soup with raw sunflower seeds, open faced sandwich Snack: blackberries and square of dark chocolate Dinner: I think we’ll have breakfast for dinner, haven’t done that lately ... Read more

  • Connected To Others!

    1/25/2020 6:09:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    Just like the paper people chain, we are all connected. When we let our light shine, we give others permission to shine. When we walk honestly in freedom, we give others permission to do the same. The best way to connect is to listen to the words and the hearts of others. During this time befo... Read more


    1/25/2020 5:19:31 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    A little boy got lost at the YMCA and found himself in the women's locker room. When he was spotted in the room, there were shrieks and ladies grabbed towels and running for cover. The little boy watched in amazement and then asked, "What's the matter, haven't you ever seen a little boy before?"... 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

  • Just Do It

    1/24/2020 1:24:59 PM, by SPEDED2

    National "Just Do It" Day For those who have been on the fence about doing something, whether if it be taking a chance at a new job or on a new relationship, or on starting a new exercise routine or buying a new car, today is a day to just do it! It's a day when people throw caution to the ... Read more

  • I don't know why

    1/24/2020 9:03:05 AM, by SABLENESS

    104 I can't account for whatever it is that once in awhile kicks my motivation button into ON. Was it looking at BEAGLEGIRL's inspiring page? Was it getting fed up with my unbudging scale in spite of eating well this week? Was it a favorite pair of jeans that oughtn't be snug? Who knows? Whatev... Read more

  • Muscles

    1/24/2020 5:28:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    Our muscles are the most versatile tool for staying young. They have the ability to remain strong and flexible well into old age. If we use our muscles, they stay strong, and we feel and move better. Our body systems function better when our muscles are strong. Also, with strong muscles: ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/23/2020 1:05:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm feeling a lot better today. my daughter just has one exam today and she is done for the day. she is well prepared for it and for her other exams, too.both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! Have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Thursday thankful

    1/23/2020 9:55:20 AM, by SABLENESS

    My office makes me smile. I am surrounded with things I like: Three of my mom's paintings Several of my own sketches and paintings Other original art A vase full of peacock feathers Lovely accessories including a pink depression glass jar for sugar-free mints Two beautiful calendars,... Read more

  • Keep Going

    1/23/2020 9:18:05 AM, by CARROLLKR

    Today's goals: Stay in calorie range Get in some exercise at least 10 minutes. Listen to some more of my audio book DONE Listen to my Excel training class for awhile Write a Yelp review from my visit yesterday. Plan a healthy meal for tonight... Read more

  • Handwriting

    1/23/2020 8:17:02 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Handwriting Day Handwriting has been important to history, being used to craft documents of war and peace, independence, and principles of government. People have also long put pens or pencils to paper to write notes, letters, poems, journal entries, stories, and songs. In addition,... Read more

  • Overeating

    1/23/2020 5:18:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love to eat, and sometimes, I just don’t know when to stop. There is so much to do and so little time to squeeze it into. Last night I could not sleep. I had turned on the Impeachment Trial and got sucked into the drama. I watched, and I ate. First, I ate celery and hummus. Then I ate i... Read more


    1/23/2020 5:06:39 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    To see yourself through the eyes of a friend is to know how special you really are.... Read more

  • Over the hump Wednesday

    1/22/2020 8:06:22 PM, by SABLENESS

    48 Finished a work project I started on Monday. 244 Won’t have to do that again for another year. I’m still juggling a few others, but that’s how January is. 147 The pumpkin curry soup I made last night was delicious once I tweaked it a bit. No idea what kind of pumpkin was in the large can ... Read more

  • Busy Payday & a New Approach to Eating

    1/22/2020 6:18:25 PM, by JODY1031

    Today was somewhat busy. It was payday and we had a couple of errands to run and getting the groceries ordered. We pick-up and put away the groceries tomorrow. Will have some fresh fruits and veggies in the house again. It was nice being out & getting some steps in. It was quite warm for a Januar... 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

  • Goals & Gratitude 1/22/20

    1/22/2020 5:52:11 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I'm sorry I haven't posted in almost a week, but things have been quite busy! Peter and I had a nice time together this weekend. He got here on Saturday evening and I cooked dinner for us. He is lactose and gluten intolerant and while he will eat both if he has to, he tries not to. I made spicy goat... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/22/2020 2:10:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter finished one of her final exams this morning. she has another final exam tomorrow, one more on friday and then one final exam next monday. then she starts the second semester next thursday. she is on a semestered system at her high school. she has four subjects from september to january... Read more

  • CBD oil or lotion Has anyone used it?

    1/22/2020 12:32:37 PM, by CTUPTON

    My daughter had me use hers. It looked like a deodorant. I had a "knot" near my wrist. I have many of these. If I press on it , it hurts. So I rubbed her stuff on it. The pain did go away.Even this morning when I press on it, the pain was practically gone. But I am afraid of it. Here is some i... Read more

  • Today is going to be a great day!

    1/22/2020 8:38:14 AM, by CARROLLKR

    Today's goals: Stay in calorie range OVER BY 350...I'll take it. Get in some exercise at least 10 minutes, this is at least a start. 25 minutes slow walking Listen to some more of my audio book Done about 20 minutes Listen to my Excel training class for awhile NOPE Write a couple Yelp... Read more

  • Shelfie

    1/22/2020 6:58:54 AM, by SPEDED2

    Library Shelfie Day You know what a selfie is, but have you heard of a shelfie? Held on the fourth Wednesday of January since 2014, Library Shelfie Day was created by the New York Public Library. On the day, book lovers share selfies of themselves in front of library shelves and in front of ... Read more

  • Good Enough?

    1/22/2020 5:19:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    I found out that good enough is just not good enough. I ended up with Type 2 Diabetes because I ate a diet I considered “Good Enough” and worked out to the degree that I considered to be “Good Enough”. I had a “Good Enough” attitude with a life that I considered “Good Enough” but I needed bette... Read more


    1/22/2020 4:56:21 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    I found out belatedly that my 12th SP anniversary was on January 20! 806 ... Read more

  • Tuesday progress

    1/21/2020 6:46:49 PM, by SABLENESS

    Home: put away laundry and make pumpkin curry soup 248 Health: track, drink my water, don’t sit too long. The water takes care of that. 2 248 Work: make inroads on two projects and make up some of the time I had to take off this morning 248 Etc: dropped papers off at financial a... Read more

  • Healthy?

    1/21/2020 8:38:41 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Granola Bar Day Granola bars can be a healthy snack, being that they may consist of oats, dried fruit, nuts, and seeds. Some granola bars are also fortified with vitamins and minerals. Granola itself may help prevent heart disease and cancer, and its insoluble and soluble fiber may ... Read more


    1/21/2020 7:25:30 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. --Albert Einstein... Read more

  • Move It!

    1/21/2020 5:22:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Move Like Your Life Depends On It! Guess what? It does! According to James Levine, M.D., Ph.D., director of Obesity Solutions at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and Arizona State University, “Excess sitting is now linked with 35 diseases and conditions, including obesity, hypertension, back pain, cance... Read more

  • Balsam of Peru Allergy

    1/20/2020 5:55:13 PM, by NEWVINE

    I was having a hard time with fragrances and started getting unscented shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, soap and laundry soap. It helped for a while until I was in public places and someone had scented body wash or perfume. A doctor told me to carry cough drops when I was using strong cleaning prod... Read more

  • Starting week two

    1/20/2020 5:27:36 PM, by JODY1031

    Starting week two, and I am still having trouble getting that daily workout in- first thing in the morning I think is going to be the key. When I get up early before hubby. 311 Starting a fitness challenge to see if I can get myself motivated to do the sweating 198 & try using a daily workout to co... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/20/2020 1:32:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    i've come down with a slight cold. i am taking it easy and drinking plenty of fluids. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • If You Can Read This...Thank a Teacher!

    1/20/2020 10:52:21 AM, by SPEDED2

    (not me! I loved school.) Elementary School Teacher Day Do you remember your elementary school days? Is there a teacher you particularly liked, whose influence you carry with you until the present day? Elementary School Teacher Day is dedicated to all the teachers that help mold young mind... Read more

  • Monday MISSIONS

    1/20/2020 8:48:29 AM, by SABLENESS

    1. Track food 2. Put laundry away 3. Empty dishwasher 4. Quick tidy before meeting at my house tonight. It's great strategy to host two monthly groups in my home; they ensure that the house stays at least visibly clean. Will need to vacuum, sweep up around the sloppy cats' bowls, kitchen... Read more


    1/20/2020 5:36:24 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.... Read more

  • I Have A Dream!

    1/20/2020 5:19:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is a day to remember Martin Luther King's dream for racial equality in our country. Today it looks like an impossible dream, but a very noble one. Mr. Kind never lost sight of his dream. He worked towards his dream all his life. I also believe in that dream and work towards it being ful... Read more

  • Popped

    1/19/2020 9:45:58 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Popcorn Day Popcorn, which is celebrated today, is one of four types of corn—the others being dent, flint, and sweet—and it is the only one of the four that can pop. Its hull is thicker, which allows steam pressure to build up inside before it explodes. When it bursts open, starch c... Read more


    1/19/2020 6:54:51 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    In everything GIVE THANKS.... Read more

  • Good Morning, Sunshine!

    1/19/2020 6:15:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    Good morning, Sunshine! I'm taking you to my room. no reason for darkness, no reason for gloom! I need your brightness down in my soul, It takes your joy to keep me whole. Good morning Light, I'll let everyone see The warmth of your love shining through me. This world can be a ... Read more

  • Borrow a kid Saturday

    1/18/2020 8:41:18 PM, by SABLENESS

    I borrowed my seven year old great nephew to go with me to pick up our weekly organic farm share. I decided to take him to the Safety Harbor marina park first. This was our lucky day; It happened to be kids fun day at the park. There was no parking to be had so we went to Mullet Creek Park and w... Read more

  • Fix It

    1/18/2020 10:12:42 AM, by SPEDED2

    Maintenance Day In order for things to continue working properly, they need maintenance. Without recurrent maintenance, things will break more often and cost more in the long run. In some instances, avoiding maintenance can even be dangerous. Today is for examining homes, appliances, vehicle... Read more

  • T2D and Me

    1/18/2020 6:05:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    It was 11 years ago that I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). There are people in my extended family who have suffered greatly because they did not take the diagnosis seriously. I am not like my family in this manner. With the help of Spark People, Diabetes Dietitians and my Primary Ca... Read more


    1/18/2020 5:22:15 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    FRIENDSHIP? YES, PLEASE. --Charles Dickens... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 1/17/20

    1/17/2020 11:18:10 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I was so tired last night. I was trying to Spark, but at 5:45 pm I gave up. I took a shower and went to bed. I read for a while but was asleep by 8 pm and slept through the night. I feel much better today. I didn't sleep good two nights ago because I was so worried about taking Tang to the vet's. I ... Read more

  • Press 1

    1/17/2020 10:44:24 AM, by SPEDED2

    Customer Service Day In order for a business to succeed, quality customer service is crucial. On Customer Service Day, businesses reflect on the importance of customer service, find out the desires of customers and thank them for their patronage, and show appreciation to their employees who ... Read more

  • Getting Unstuck

    1/17/2020 5:27:09 AM, by JSTETSER

    Have you ever ended up on the side of the road with your car unable to move? I have. It's not fun, and it's not pretty. I carry a shovel and bucket of sand in the back of my car for such occasions. There have been times when I've needed to call a tow truck to get me out. My message today... Read more

  • Updated sparkpage

    1/17/2020 2:30:13 AM, by WUNMURRA

    As it is a new start for the year and the decade - I have updated my sparkpage banner to our exquisite Australian flannel flowers and put up the offending picture taken on 28 December 2019 that has encouraged (driven) me back to SP. I am grateful to my nephew for the timely prompt.... Read more

  • Little wins - small goals reached

    1/16/2020 9:42:32 PM, by WUNMURRA

    I just cut my toenails all by my (not quite as) big self. It has been a long time since I could manage that with ease (if at all lately). It is a nice reminder that I am on the right track to a more capable and healthy me. I am still wearing a huge smile from the accomplishment. 30... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/16/2020 5:14:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    i helped a good friend of mine to get some groceries today. i am heading for a long walk in a while. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Lose 60 Pounds = Blood Pressure 117/72

    1/16/2020 2:04:11 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I had a pleasant surprise at the doctor's office yesterday when I went for my prescription renewals. Because I take BP meds, she checks my blood pressure. She said you must be very relaxed your BP is 117/72. Beg to differ Dr. I think losing 60 pounds helps. I was first aware of my BP 25 years when I... Read more

  • It's Nothing

    1/16/2020 8:30:26 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Nothing Day First held in 1973, National Nothing Day was thought up by San Francisco Examiner columnist Harold Pullman Coffin, "to provide Americans with one national holiday when they can just sit without celebrating, observing, or honoring anything." It is ironic that it was creat... Read more

  • The Jungle Story Quilt

    1/16/2020 5:15:17 AM, by JSTETSER

    A quilt is my multi-month labor of love. I’m always concerned that I won’t get it done, and the project will sit in a box somewhere as the baby is born, and the little child grows. That is why I chose a simple pattern with a panel in the center. I added a brown border around the panel and will ... Read more


    1/16/2020 5:14:46 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    Many people walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints on your heart. --Eleanor Roosevelt... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/15/2020 2:13:22 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am having a relaxing day today. i go back to the gym starting this friday. i took a break from it over the holidays. my daughter is doing well and says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • Lost 60 Pounds on SparkPeople!

    1/15/2020 11:28:20 AM, by KALISWALKER

    I did it! Today when I saw the number on the scale I was happy to see my losing trend has continued and I am 2.6 pounds away from my next milestone when my BMI changes from obese to overweight. It's taken me years to get here but it's not less thrilling to achieve a 60 pound weight loss. In the last... Read more

  • and Cream Cheese

    1/15/2020 8:19:34 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Bagel Day National Bagel Day is devoted to bagels, and bakeries and stores often offer discounted or free bagels on the day. It is unknown exactly how bagels got their start. One story says they were invented in Krakow, Poland, where they appeared in the city's community regulations... Read more

  • And that is all

    1/15/2020 6:59:14 AM, by SABLENESS

    I’ve spent the past few weeks working my way through all of my mom’s papers and my own, two four drawer file cabinets worth. Once I got through the initial overwhelm, it became a trip through history as well as a satisfying chore. Here’s another mom vignette. My silly mom called me and enthusiasti... Read more

  • Take Good Care of Yourself!

    1/15/2020 5:29:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    In the midst of the craziness of life, I make sure that self-care is on the schedule. 1. Once a month, I have an appointment to talk with a dietitian about how I'm controlling Type 2 Diabetes. This month, I had quite a surprise. Amber asked me about my snacks, and I told her that I often eat... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 1/14/20

    1/15/2020 12:40:01 AM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I made sweet potato and black bean chili in the crockpot for dinner tonight, a new healthy and meatless meal. It came out very good. But I read the recipe wrong and only put in one sweet potato when it called for three. I thought there was something wrong when I was making it... But it came out very... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/14/2020 3:30:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    the program that I am in for depression and anxiety is going well. I am enjoying the program so far. I like to learn new things and I am discovering that I like to be around people more than I used to. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Positives for 2019

    1/14/2020 3:26:11 PM, by KANSASROSE67

    It's that time of year when we reflect on the year past and make plans and goals for the year ahead. I have updated my goals on my SparkPage for 2020 and of course, began to feel bad about all the 2019 goals that I didn't meet. So I've decided that, rather than beating myself up, I'm going to make a... Read more

  • Tuesday plans and reminiscences

    1/14/2020 10:34:12 AM, by SABLENESS

    Only a few things to do when I get home before a meeting at my house this evening. I'm so pleased with progress made on the filing and other things. Good breakfast this morning, packed a healthy lunch, and will have smoked salmon and collard greens for dinner. I got a a notice yesterday about... Read more

  • I need a car

    1/14/2020 8:15:04 AM, by ZALFDL72

    I am sellintg the condo I have lived in for 10 years. it's almost over but it's making me frustrated. I need the money to get a car. I need a job but my fiance works from 3pm to 11pm. It would be hard to get to work with only one car. It would be nice if I could make money from home. I had bloodwork... Read more

  • Fly a Kite

    1/14/2020 8:12:34 AM, by SPEDED2

    International Kite Day International Kite Day started in India, where it takes place in the northwestern state of Gujarat, and is most widely celebrated in the city of Ahmedabad. The festival is known as Uttarayan in the Hindi language, and it is also called Makar Sakranti in parts of India.... Read more

  • Wrong Turn On the Road to Happiness

    1/14/2020 5:30:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes things beyond our control turn out disastrous. This is what happened when my husband, recovering from hand surgery got the call from his daughter. She changed her mind, and would not be coming down for a visit. His expectations were high, and he was let down. Again. Also, he was taki... Read more


    1/14/2020 5:07:57 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    You never know what GOOD THINGS will pour in when the heart is open to life.... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 1/13/20

    1/13/2020 10:25:53 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    Today and yesterday were very busy days. Yesterday, I went after church to a friend's house. She sells Mary Kay makeup and she helped me with my eyes, which I want to start making up for church and job hunting/work in the future. It was a lot of fun! I got some pretty makeup in browns and neutral co... Read more

  • Busy Monday

    1/13/2020 1:26:02 PM, by SABLENESS

    MISSIONS 1. Take papers to our financial adviser for help on getting things moving on final part of mom's estate. My mom's trust managers are dragging their feet. 2. Go by City Utilities to clear up wrong figures on mom's final bill now that the account is in my name 3. Finish clearing las... Read more

  • That Good Advice (You Just Didn't Take?)

    1/13/2020 12:56:22 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am in a Facebook weight loss group. Today someone posted that his weight loss has stopped and he wants suggestions on how to start losing again. I have tried a lot of things over the years so I wrote to him. Things to try to see if they work for you. Eat dinner later, go to bed earlier, soak in th... Read more

  • That's Ducky

    1/13/2020 7:39:40 AM, by SPEDED2

    Rubber Ducky Day According to Sesame Street's calendar, January 13 marks the birthday of Rubber Duckie, the bathtub toy of Ernie. The day has since become celebrated as Rubber Ducky Day. Rubber Duckie first appeared on Sesame Street Episode 0078, on February 25, 1970; Ernie was in a bathtub ... Read more

  • Defining "Fine"

    1/13/2020 5:15:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    I recently went to a Caring for the Caregivers meeting. As I entered the room, I was asked; “Hi Jackie, how are you?” I answered; “I’m fine, how are you?” My friend responded; “I’m fine, thank you.” Truthfully, we are both weary and worn and that’s why we were at an 8:30 AM Caregivers S... Read more

  • At One Week- With Starting Photo

    1/12/2020 3:50:48 PM, by JODY1031

    Just completed my first week really tracking food and exercise and getting involved with the SparkPeople site. I have started and quit so many times I have lost count, but this time I am taking progress photos along the way and holding myself more accountable. I have still not started in with my ... Read more

  • Laid back Sunday

    1/12/2020 3:06:13 PM, by SABLENESS

    MISSIONS 1. Tidying before Tuesday’s monthly meeting., good incentive to clean. 2. The last of the papers will be in the file cabinet by bedtime, YAYYY 3. Laundry 4. Make pot of soup... Read more

  • To do list

    1/12/2020 2:42:44 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Cuppa

    1/12/2020 9:59:10 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Hot Tea Day National Hot Tea Day celebrates the rich culture and history, diverse types, health benefits, and soothing qualities of tea, and encourages "tea fans across the nation to raise their cups in honor of the beloved beverage." The day, which takes place during National Hot T... Read more

  • The Goal Keeper

    1/12/2020 5:23:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    In the game of life, I'm a goalkeeper and I hope that you will be a goalkeeper too! I spend part of each morning looking at my goals, writing down hoe I will reach my goals, and how to simplify my life to keep the goals of others from affecting my own goals. You see, the goalkeeper works very ... Read more


    1/12/2020 5:18:02 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    Faith means you have peace even when you don't have all the answers. Joyce Meyer... Read more

  • Goals & Gratitude 1/11/20

    1/11/2020 5:24:20 PM, by DUCKTURNIP

    I have been cleaning my house for what seems like weeks, and I finally got everything done last night. That is until I got up this morning and had to resweep the kitchen floor and dust the dresser tops that I forgot about and a couple of other things. But I got that all done and the priest came and ... Read more

  • Day 1 of Winter Challenge.

    1/11/2020 12:23:34 PM, by KALISWALKER

    249 381 274 388 534 535 280 67 298 218 464 502 Our Living the Good Life (LTGL) theme – As your personal challenge, choose one thing you will do each day that will bring you the success you deserve. What habit will it be – walk daily, get up earlier - don’t hit the snooze button, exe... Read more

  • Trying to get new hearing aides.

    1/11/2020 10:35:42 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am frustrated my insurance company promises free hearing aides but getting the information from them has been very frustrating. The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing! chris... Read more

  • Starting Saturday

    1/11/2020 10:02:15 AM, by SABLENESS

    I don’t have my usual enthusiasm for the beginning of a 5% challenge. It’s been an exhausting week, and I’m still tired. Self care is my focus today, and anything else is a bonus. MISSIONS 1. Eat healthy all day 2. More papers. Yes, there are still more. But it’s very encouraging that s... Read more

  • Find A Way to Make it Happen!

    1/11/2020 5:13:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    Where there's a will, there's a Way! This proverb was stated slightly differently in 1640 (To him that will, ways are not wanting) but has been repeated in its present form since the early 1800s. Yesterday I found a way to get in my 10K steps even though I spent the day at the hospital, sittin... Read more

  • Stop and breathe and plan to succeed

    1/11/2020 2:59:18 AM, by WUNMURRA

    The second half of the last decade was every hectic and challenging both personally and professionally. I was always too busy to take any time for me and I progressively gained back all but 2 kilos of the 23 kilos I lost way back when Spark People was part of my everyday routine. Just before New Y... Read more

  • Jump in One

    1/11/2020 1:12:31 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Step in a Puddle Day Remember when you were a child and would get yelled at every time you accidentally stepped in—or purposely jumped in—a puddle? And remember how you were especially reprimanded the times that you went in a puddle so that you could splash someone? Well, your time ... Read more

  • Ten Years on Spark People!

    1/10/2020 10:38:54 AM, by KANSASROSE67

    I've taken a few days off from work and the family has all returned home. (We had a wonderful week together with lots of fun and celebration.) The Christmas tree is undecorated and taken to the tree pile for later burning. The twelve days of Christmas are past and we have entered the time of Epiphan... Read more

  • Friday hopeful

    1/10/2020 8:58:00 AM, by SABLENESS appears that the system issues I was so frustrated with yesterday have been resolved, knock on wood. I will have a lot to redo, but at least here on out everything should work as expected. Week's progress: I missed the gym yesterday, but I've done 8000+ steps every day. I'm bei... Read more

  • Plants

    1/10/2020 8:32:21 AM, by SPEDED2

    Houseplant Appreciation Day Created by The Gardener's Network, Houseplant Appreciation Day is for caring for and giving a little extra attention to your houseplants, or to begin growing some if you have none. It's the perfect time to focus on them since winter precludes you from gardening ou... Read more

  • Here I am again!

    1/10/2020 8:00:17 AM, by CARROLLKR

    Happy Friday!!!! Trying to start over again. I need to lose at least 30 pounds. I've stayed in my calories two days now, which is a miracle. Not much for exercise yet, but I've started the mindset. Three good things about yesterday: *I spent the evening with two very good friends *I g... Read more