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  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    9/21/2020 10:59:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    I've been for a walk this morning and I feel great. I'm going for another walk after lunch today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Peace

    9/21/2020 10:06:55 AM, by SPEDED2

    International Day of Peace International Day of Peace—established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981 and first observed in 1982—is "devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples." It was originally held on the third T... Read more

  • Monday Blahs

    9/21/2020 9:02:06 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    I did not sleep well at all. These allergies are making my throat sore from all the thick drainage. I was awake from 3-almost 5am with it. So now I have a sleep-deprived headache, drainage, and sore throat. And it's Monday. Another crazy week ahead BUT I don't have to go to Volleyb... Read more

  • UNTITLED

    9/21/2020 5:47:17 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    Back from a weeks vacation in a state park. The cabin was great and was on the water. It was a break from our routine and my hubby was relaxed. We enjoyed a fire in the firepit and grilling outdoors. Just what the doctor ordered! But I did miss my SP friends!... Read more

  • Good Health Is A Daily Commitment

    9/21/2020 5:11:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every day I get up early and take time to visit Spark People to renew my commitment. I'm going to spend at least 30 minutes of walking, hiking, or biking. I'm going to drink 8 glasses of water or clear tea 🍵. I'm going to eat a high vegetable, low carb diet. I'm going to encourage ... Read more

  • 9/21/2020 TODAY'S TIP

    9/21/2020 2:24:15 AM, by JVANAM

    9/21/2020 TODAY'S TIP Instead of thinking about all the reasons why you can't do something, think of the reasons why you CAN--and then go do it! Don't focus on the odds; if you want something badly enough, you can achieve it with a little hard work. https://www.sparkpeople.com/re
    ... Read more

  • A beautiful day

    9/20/2020 1:11:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    The weather is good here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've done some yoga this afternoon. I'll be going for a walk later. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Wheelchair dancing instructor videos.

    9/20/2020 12:43:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    How's this for inspiration! Cha Cha Chairs YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/chan
    nel/UCBvuPrFo9BS3yxpuj0vV5zg CHA CHA CHAIRS Goals for disabled people of all ages and abilities To gain confidence Be able to express yourself through dance Improve health and fitness ... Read more

  • Sunday

    9/20/2020 11:03:59 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Last night we decided to get take out or find a place to eat outside and my husband wanted Mexican. I was very nervous as I haven't exercised in four days due to the illness and Mexican has always been my downfall. Chips, guac, cheese, sauces, etc. I did fantastic, 4-7 chips, ate less than half the... Read more

  • Wives

    9/20/2020 10:20:35 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Wife Appreciation Day Wives offer support and encouragement and help complete the lives of their spouses. On National Wife Appreciation Day, spouses show their wives some appreciation and let them know how much they value them. Of course, wives should be shown appreciation every day... Read more

  • : 0 Autistic people can hear more than most people. Blessing and challenge.

    9/20/2020 9:27:19 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Help From My Friends

    9/20/2020 6:28:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    I thank God for my good friends! Where would I be without my friends? I’d be lost. I’d be sad, and I’d feel hopeless. This year has been tough without special times with my friends, but we have found ways to stay close. Friends keep me grounded on what is important. I would not be... Read more

  • Progress Doing the My Plate

    9/20/2020 12:22:23 AM, by WIZARDHOWL

    I am slowly progressing doing the My Plate style of eating. Breakfast is either oatmeal with fruit (no sugar) or green smoothies made out of yogurt, frozen bananas and frozen mixed fruit, spinach, and vanilla protein powder. I don't think it's quite half my plate of veggies, but it is half my plate ... Read more

  • 9/20/2020 TODAY'S TIP (early)

    9/19/2020 11:21:54 PM, by JVANAM

    9/20/2020 TODAY'S TIP (early) Back in the 1960's, at the height of the "Diet Fad of the Week" the former Secretary of Medicine for the Commonwealth of Maryland, Doctor Neil Solomon disclosed his theory of "Why Diet's Don't Work," and "Yo-Yo Dieting." Until his personal fall, Dr. Solomon was th... Read more

  • Built Different

    9/19/2020 8:00:18 PM, by HEALTHYME98

    Ok. Kids these days! I have two teens. One is 19 and doing college virtually this semester. One is 15 (almost 16). He is high schooling virtually. They are always telling each other they are built different. Then, they tell me, too. I have no clue what exactly that means, BUT aren't we all buil... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    9/19/2020 1:21:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    I'm doing pretty well today. My daughter says hello to everyone. 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.... Read more

  • Felling more human

    9/19/2020 12:59:06 PM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Well Im getting up today not going to exercise going to take it easy and then tomorrow Im going to go for a short walk. My thoughts and prayers to anyone that suffers from vertigo, it was horrific. I am so thankful that I am feeling better.... Read more

  • Talk

    9/19/2020 10:47:18 AM, by SPEDED2

    International Talk Like a Pirate Day International Talk Like a Pirate Day is a day for everyone to talk like a pirate, and it was thought up by John Baur and Mark Summers of Albany, Oregon. They were playing racquetball on June 6, 1995, when they began to talk like pirates. They decided ther... Read more

  • Swiss Chard Quiche

    9/19/2020 6:15:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    Our garden produced a lot of Swiss Chard this year. While it is not our all-time favorite veggie, it makes a great quiche. There is no crust and it fits in perfectly with my low-carb diet. I use the recipe from Food.com. It makes an excellent meal and one that we share with our vegetarian fri... Read more

  • 9/19/2020 TODAY'S TIP

    9/19/2020 12:39:32 AM, by JVANAM

    9/19/2020 TODAY'S TIP Toss Out the Top Making your sandwich with two slices of bread is so last year. Aid your slim down efforts by opting for whole-grain bread over white and preparing your sandwich "open-faced" style—the fancy name for kicking the top piece of bread to the curb. Doi... Read more

  • We need a different emoticon for binging when stressed

    9/18/2020 12:31:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    The 33 is not quite accurate. Now-a-days if stressed I'd binge on food , not alcohol. But this icon 29 does not exactly show my predicament.... Read more

  • I need a hubby!

    9/18/2020 12:29:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    I visited "at the window" of hubby's nursing home. He said, "You need a hubby." I agreed! I got very agitated yesterday about this electrical thing/insurance thing. I took 2 Tylenol and went to sleep at 8:00 pm. Of course, I woke up too soon. Anyway this morning I called the house war... Read more

  • Loose neutral

    9/18/2020 12:18:14 PM, by CTUPTON

    The first electrician checked that. I saw him tighten something, but he said I still needed someone to check at the meter. He could not figure out which was our meter. Condo had a whole line of meters. thanks! chris... Read more

  • It's Friday

    9/18/2020 9:48:56 AM, by MOMMY445

    A beautiful sunny day here today 🌄. It's a lot cooler than it has been for a while. After lunch I'll be going for a long walk. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Say Cheese

    9/18/2020 7:11:17 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Cheeseburger Day Hamburgers are pretty satisfying, but they are just a little bit better when they are topped with cheese and turned into cheeseburgers. Celebrated today, cheeseburgers can be made with many types of cheese—as long as it has good meltability. Fast food restaurants of... Read more

  • No Elevator To The Top!

    9/18/2020 5:09:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs. - Zig Ziglar. It is easy to start a long project. It is difficult to stay with it and keep up the motivation. Every day I take a few minutes to keep my goals in front of me. My health is of great importance! I can’t achieve my ot... Read more

  • 9/18/2020 TODAY'S TIP

    9/18/2020 12:23:45 AM, by JVANAM

    9/18/2020 TODAY'S TIP Treat yourself Pat yourself on the back for all your hard work with a massage, your favorite TV show, or draw yourself a nice, relaxing bath. Just make sure your “treat” doesn’t sabotage your success: like KRISPY KREME? https://www.sparkpeople.com/re
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  • Sugar is no longer in control!

    9/17/2020 5:43:57 PM, by NEMOMOF2

    I was drinking up to 3 20 ounce bottles or 6 cans of Mountain Dew Livewire. I was eating 2 packages of gummies. I drank lemonade, chocolate milk and regular juice by the container a day. Iced tea, water, sparkling water are now my go to's. I think I'm doing better at this all the time. Intermit... Read more

  • Getting rid of the chip on my shoulder

    9/17/2020 3:52:36 PM, by HEALTHYME98

    Truth time! First day of week #3 of The BLC. My goal for healthy habit: no chips this week! Sooooo, lunch time came. This is usually my vulnerable time. Well, I had reviewed my goals this a.m. and by lunch....uhmmm..I ate chips! What!!!!???? Noo!!! I did. I confess, Emer... Read more

  • Electricity problem

    9/17/2020 12:11:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    I called a repair man , finally. 2 For weeks my kitchen light blinked once in awhile. I thought it would soon need a new bulb. DD visited for 2 weeks. But she told me it was not just one light. Many things were blinking even in other rooms. OH! Being alone in the house, I , obviousl... Read more

  • some little reminders I have put up in my house

    9/17/2020 12:02:53 PM, by CTUPTON

    Hunger is not an emergency. Walk around every 15 minutes. Or do chair stretching routine. I will eat it later. S.P.A.C.E. Sort,Purge, Assign a home, Container, Establish a new habit (To reduce clutter) ODAT "one day at a time" Put it where you will find it again. S... Read more

  • I was feeling overwhelmed and then

    9/17/2020 11:35:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    DD said when I feel bad, I feel lots better if someone does something nice for me. And then she made me a lunch salad with lots of good things in it. : ) chris... Read more

  • Oh no!

    9/17/2020 11:33:42 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • A great day

    9/17/2020 9:54:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's a beautiful day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. 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.... Read more

  • Mind control

    9/17/2020 9:40:52 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    So I had vertigo yesterday for some reason and it is a lot better today. Taking it slow. However, I was convinced I had Covid. Which I pray I do not. Sometime I really need to get a grip... Read more

  • Constitution and Citizenship

    9/17/2020 8:19:14 AM, by SPEDED2

    Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Constitution Day and Citizenship Day "commemorate the formation and signing on September 17, 1787, of the Constitution and recognize all who, by coming of age or by naturalization, have become citizens." If September 17 takes place on a weekend or on anot... Read more

  • Changing Things UP!

    9/17/2020 5:18:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    Do you want to get results? Make a few minor changes! Sometimes learning new lessons is simply repeating old lessons in a new way. Just by adding a little twist to something that I may already know and have done in the past. I took some time recently to re-evaluate just one area of my life... Read more

  • 9/17/2020 TODAY'S TIP

    9/17/2020 1:12:26 AM, by JVANAM

    9/17/2020 TODAY'S TIP Make a list of positive affirmations Here’s a few to get you started: Take a sheet of paper. More if you need it. Now fold the paper in half, top to bottom. On the top margin on the Left write a plus sign. On the top margin on the Right write a minus sign. N... Read more

  • What Can I Do?

    9/17/2020 12:23:12 AM, by WIZARDHOWL

    Even though I have lost 9.25 lbs. in the last 6 months, I have been on a plateau since the end of the July. I have been bouncing back and forth between 183 and 185. My original goal had been to be at 179 by Oct. 1st but it looks like that isn't going to happen. If I lose 1/2 a week, I can do it by ... Read more

  • a bright sunny day

    9/16/2020 11:00:38 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hello to everyone. it is a sunny and warm day here today. both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! i have already gone for a walk. i will be going for another walk after lunch. i am feeling great these days! have a great day, everyone! take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Feeling weird today

    9/16/2020 10:50:40 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Freaking out as I don't feel great today. I did go to grocery store over weekend. I don't have a fever but I feel dizzy when I move. Actually makes me nauseous. First time in months I am not up and at it.... Read more

  • Avocado Dip

    9/16/2020 7:32:30 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Guacamole Day National Guacamole Day celebrates the avocado-based dip or spread, guacamole. It was first made by the Aztecs, who lived in what is now central Mexico, between the 14th and 16th centuries. Appropriately, the day is celebrated on Mexican Independence Day. The name guac... Read more

  • Good Health for Christmas #3

    9/16/2020 5:08:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    Deep Breathing I’ve decided that the best gift I can give to myself this Christmas is the gift of health. Every week starting today, I’ll add a healthy habit. There are 15 weeks until Christmas, and every week, I’m going to focus on just one new healthy habit. The greatest gift you can give y... Read more

  • I was the Biggest Loser Today!

    9/16/2020 1:19:52 AM, by WIZARDHOWL

    Tonight was my first TOPS Club meeting back in 6 months, since the start of pandemic. Our meeting place is finally open. About 3/4ths of our club members were there and it was good to see everyone, though we all wore masks and social distanced. When I weighed in, I was down 9.25 lbs. from my March w... Read more

  • 9/16/2020 TODAY'S TIP

    9/16/2020 12:44:08 AM, by JVANAM

    9/16/2020 TODAY'S TIP Try working out in the morning While the time of day makes no difference when it comes to results, you may be more likely to make excuses as the day goes on. https://www.sparkpeople.com/re
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  • Nuggets to Nibble On

    9/15/2020 6:01:19 PM, by SUNSET09

    186 1. In a chase... be chased never do the chasing. 351 2. It's okay to dance... even in the rain. 4 3. Make sure your family is fed. 88 4. When you become a butterfly don't forget your caterpillar days. 40 5. Let them stare. 24 6. Everyone is not going to like you. 290 7. ... Read more

  • Thank you all for the non-evening eating success stories. Love you all!

    9/15/2020 12:24:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    At least I have pretty much controlled the day time eating. Sleeping 102 most of the night would help tremendously to control the evening and night time problem. I won't give up. And you all are wonderful, supportive friends. 247 220 304 252 526 chris... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    9/15/2020 10:27:17 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to everyone. It's a beautiful sunny day here today 🌞. I'm going for a long walk after lunch today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Stress

    9/15/2020 9:48:53 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Stress rears its ugly had again. Problems with renters. Ugh.... Read more

  • Thanks

    9/15/2020 7:47:10 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Thank You Day People are kind to each other every day. They let others go ahead of them in line, they hold doors open for strangers, they give gifts, and they speak words of encouragement. How can these words and deeds of kindness be acknowledged? By saying "thank you," of course! W... Read more

  • Make Every Day Great

    9/15/2020 5:12:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    What can you do to make today a great day? Invest your time and energy into helping someone else. Find a friend who needs a smile 😃 and bring that smile to them. Every day can be great when we put another's needs ahead of our own.... Read more

  • 9/15/2020 TODAY'S TIP

    9/15/2020 12:43:37 AM, by JVANAM

    9/15/2020 TODAY'S TIP Need some motivation? Write down 3 recent accomplishments you are proud of. Read your list for a boost later. Don't sell yourself short! You've probably accomplished more than you even realize. Keep all your little accomplishments in a notebook so you never forge... Read more

  • Dog Days

    9/14/2020 6:47:24 PM, by HEALTHYME98

    Let's be honest....isn't every day a dog day. Well, in our house it certainly is! These precious rescued fur babies have all they could want. It is interesting to watch the group dynamic. Our most recent rescue, pictured here, came to be in our furever home one year ago. Oh, the things I have l... Read more

  • A cool day

    9/14/2020 11:25:07 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's a cooler day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a long walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe and take care.... Read more

  • Happy Monday Sept 14

    9/14/2020 10:40:13 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Almost half of Sept is gone and Im still using SP and eating and exercising. Kudos to everyone who is staying with it in these very stressful times. So much stress with the fires, evacuations, smoke filled air, Covid, home schooling, isolation, social unrest. My oldest granddaughter would hav... Read more

  • Bismarks

    9/14/2020 10:00:38 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day National Cream-Filled Doughnut Day celebrates doughnuts of the cream-filled variety. Doughnuts, or "donuts" as they also are known, are deep-fried yeast pastries. The first doughnuts in America in fact were little "nuts" of dough, and they were brought to N... Read more

  • The Grouchy Giver

    9/14/2020 5:10:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    God loves a cheerful giver, but he will take it from a grouch. Let's be on the cheerful side whenever possible. There is so much at stake right now. Fires to the West. Hurricanes to the south. Our neighbors are in need all around us. We have our own wants and needs, visions, and dreams that... Read more

  • 9/14/2020 TODAY'S TIP

    9/14/2020 12:25:42 AM, by JVANAM

    9/14/2020 TODAY'S TIP Make movement part of your life Think of exercise and movement as an all day thing. Just because you got in a 45-minute workout in the morning doesn’t mean you should sit on the couch the rest of the day. The Blog link is to a recent posting from EDWARDS1411. Ch... Read more

  • Loss and Life

    9/13/2020 10:02:49 PM, by KANSASROSE67

    Hi all! Although I haven't been blogging, I do try to keep up with friends' blogs as much as I can, and I've been logging my exercise and fitness pretty consistently. Here's a quick update: Family: In June, my beloved father-in-law passed away from pneumonia. He was in the hospital fo... Read more

  • Has anyone actually controlled the evening eating?

    9/13/2020 7:27:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    That is the team I started about 10 years ago and I am still having this problem. I have changed many unhealthy habits. Yeah! But this one is super stubborn! If you want to discuss the problem, please see the Evening Eating Team. We'd love new members! But on this blog really I'd like... Read more

  • Turner Falls Castle!

    9/13/2020 10:20:30 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Ok I'm officially hooked on castles. I know the castle here in OK was made more recently but it did not diminish my love for castles. It only made me wish I had lived in one! I love books with castles in them too! Am I the only one? Anyways, enjoy these pictures! ... Read more

  • Turner Falls was so much fun!

    9/13/2020 10:07:27 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    I love being outdoors. If I could figure out how to spend 75% of my time outdoors, I would. The whole experience nature, put your feet in the water and the dirt, play in the dirt, climb, explore, etc is so me. So with that said, this was a perfect beginning to our 22nd Anniversary getaway. You... Read more

  • Grandparents

    9/13/2020 9:52:06 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Grandparents Day National Grandparents Day is a day to honor grandparents, to give grandparents the opportunity to build relationships with their grandchildren, and to help children to become aware of the great value in learning from older people. Marian McQuade is recognized as the... Read more

  • Sunday morning reflections on a Saturday night fail

    9/13/2020 9:20:12 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Yesterday, since I can't be outside due to the air quality I decided to cook a nice dinner. The beets were roasted in the oven and took forever. I finally had to microwave them after 90 minutes. They were delicious but very slow to cook. Salad was fairly easy and quick. Homemade fr... Read more

  • A beautiful day

    9/13/2020 9:15:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's a great day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! It's a relaxing day here. Not much planned for the day. I'll do a Leslie Sansone DVD later. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Learning New Lessons

    9/13/2020 5:34:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    The school has changed, and so have I. My home office has become my classroom for four days a week. I spent most of my summer studying various online teaching tools. I'm still learning. My class likes the fact that I'm still trying to figure things out. There's laughter when I make a mist... Read more

  • 9/13/2020 TODAY'S TIP

    9/13/2020 12:44:34 AM, by JVANAM

    9/13/2020 TODAY'S TIP Cut your coffee calories Cut calories in your morning cup of coffee by skipping the cream and sugar. Instead, try drinking it black or reducing your amount of each. https://www.sparkpeople.com/re
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  • Morning Routine = Key to Success

    9/13/2020 12:40:19 AM, by KALISWALKER

    This week I will focus on changing my morning routine to get me to my next weight loss goal. Morning Routine = Key to Success. One of the biggest differences between successful and unsuccessful people is a great morning routine. Tomorrow I will list all my activities, and also write up my ideal morn... Read more

  • Harvest Your Health - Biggest Loser Challenge SparkPage Contest Winners

    9/12/2020 9:30:03 PM, by KPACE7

    To kick off the Harvest Your Health Biggest Loser challenge, members decorate their SparkPages to reflect their challenge team. There are so many GREAT SparkPages, it is hard to award only one first place. Selecting finalist is NEVER easy. Every participant completed the Harvest Your H... Read more

  • The beauty of nature

    9/12/2020 7:25:10 PM, by JENJENN7

    I have been walking early in the hopes of catching sunrises, of which I have. Today was a cloudy day that obscured the sunrise beauty. But the birds... I started to count the different types and here they are: Indian minas; sparrows; blackbirds; starlings; gold finches; crows; maggies; mudlarks; kin... Read more

  • It's Saturday

    9/12/2020 11:30:16 AM, by MOMMY445

    A beautiful day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. She's doing well and she is enjoying school. She likes her teachers. 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.... Read more

  • Encouragement

    9/12/2020 10:35:50 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Day of Encouragement In 2007, young people at the National Leadership Forum at Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, formed The Encouragement Project. As part of this group, they started the National Day of Encouragement, because they saw lack of encouragement as one of the main o... Read more

  • Staying positive

    9/12/2020 8:38:42 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Please send positive thoughts to the West Coast. We need them.... Read more

  • Making Costumes

    9/12/2020 5:59:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Of all the costumes that I have ever made, this was the easiest. It all starts with a tee shirt. I bought a book with some simple but beautiful costumes that I could make. I picked out a few of the costumes and took a picture of each one. I sent the pictures to the grandies, and let th... Read more

  • SATURDAY QUOTE

    9/12/2020 5:18:49 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    He who guards his mouth keeps his life, but he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin. --Proverbs 13:3... Read more

  • 9/12/2020 TODAY'S TIP

    9/12/2020 12:58:47 AM, by JVANAM

    9/12/2020 TODAY'S TIP Eat slowly Put your fork down in between bites to keep from overeating. When you eat more slowly, you allow your mind to recognize when your body is full. https://www.sparkpeople.com/re
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  • Knee exercises for my daily challenge this month

    9/11/2020 8:27:57 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Wooly worm's predictions

    9/11/2020 4:56:59 PM, by HEALTHYME98

    I do not know if you have wooly bear worms where you live, but I remember as a little girl, my Papa telling me the dark bands on the wooly worm meant how many snows we will have. Of course, I taught this folklore to my kiddos years ago. They do not fall for it now. Today, I saw this guy/gal on... Read more

  • It's Friday

    9/11/2020 9:29:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    The weekend is here. Time to relax and enjoy the day. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a long walk after lunch today. Have a great day, everyone and a great weekend! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • 1st, I Spark and then, I do the things

    9/11/2020 8:38:57 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Ok, so really it's #3 1st is wakeup/pee 2nd coffee 3rd is Spark While I drink my first cup of coffee I can be found in the recliner with my laptop opened up to Sparkpeople. It's my routine and it works for me. Because I can spend forever here and get lost on time, when my coffee ... Read more

  • 9/11

    9/11/2020 8:06:39 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Flooded with memories of that day and appreciate all the posts made by people from everywhere. this 9/11 is frightening as more are evacuated and our air is so bad and the fires are everywhere. Last night I saw a map and I truly was frightening to see how we are surrounded by fire. We are s... Read more

  • 911

    9/11/2020 7:39:36 AM, by SPEDED2

    National Day of Service and Remembrance National Day of Service and Remembrance is the largest annual day of charitable service in the United States, when 30 million Americans participate. It was founded by the nonprofit MyGoodDeed in 2002, and its mission "is to transform 9/11 into a day of... Read more

  • FRIDAY THOUGHT

    9/11/2020 5:23:25 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    Whatever you are, be a good one. ----William Makepeace Thackeray... Read more

  • Learning from Nature

    9/11/2020 5:17:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    This year, nature is part of my remote classroom. Every day I go out in nature and take a moment or two to listen and to learn. That is the place where my classroom lessons start. Eckhart Tolle said to “Learn from nature. See how everything gets accomplished and the miracle of life unfolds... Read more

  • 9/11/2020 TODAY'S TIP

    9/11/2020 12:33:29 AM, by JVANAM

    9/11/2020 TODAY'S TIP Find your “why” Identify your deeper reason to get healthy other than the number on the scale. Do you want to be able to run with your children or grandchildren? How about being able to enjoy food without feeling guilty all the time? Staying in touch with a deeper... Read more

  • Lose Weight for $

    9/10/2020 11:49:35 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Next week at our TOPS meeting, each person who has lost weight in the last week will get a $25 prize. Nice! Sounds easy, but fun too. I am results oriented so it is an incentive for me. Starting today I am working on getting the $25. In between the 5% Challenges I like to lose weight so I stil... Read more

  • Sunny day

    9/10/2020 11:16:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's a beautiful day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. She's enjoying being back at school. She goes for three days to school and learns from home for two days. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk after lunch today. Have a great day, everyone!... Read more

  • Happy Thursday

    9/10/2020 10:41:15 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    I am so thankful that my family is safe and everyone is working. So many are struggling.... Read more

  • Microsoft Word 10

    9/10/2020 9:21:39 AM, by CTUPTON

    This gives way too many ways to set up my computer. I was used to hitting D:\ and having the list of files, in order come up. Easy peezy. But after windows 10 was installed, I never could get that to work. OK, there is a help place. I tried it and got help! Whoopee. I am back to my ol... Read more

  • Getting Ready for VACAY!

    9/10/2020 8:54:46 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Today I'm getting ready for tomorrow's adventure to Tucker Falls, Oklahoma. Chores, Laundry, Grocery shopping for the boys Making sure people will drop in on my boys and animals while we are gone. Nails (a most important pre-vacation appointment) Packing Workout It's been ... Read more

  • A Different Meaning

    9/10/2020 7:42:29 AM, by SPEDED2

    International Makeup Day Have you ever had a falling out with someone, such as a relative or a friend, and the relationship was never repaired? International Make-Up Day provides the opportunity to mend these severed relationships. It is especially important to be proactive today if a relati... Read more

  • DREAMS COME TRUE

    9/10/2020 5:35:38 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    A dream comes through much activity. Ecclesiastes 5:3... Read more

  • Be Brave!

    9/10/2020 5:18:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Be brave, my heart Keep learning, my soul! This is the life that I've been given, and I will live it well. I accept the challenge to bring Life and Light into this day. I accept this day for what it is and What it brings to me. This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejo... Read more

  • Too Small for TOPS!

    9/10/2020 12:36:37 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Yesterday my TOPS group met outdoors for a socially distanced visit and planning session. Our meeting room is no longer available due to Covid. Our group leader, treasurer and weight loss recorder have all resigned. We discussed the future of the group. Who wants to stay in the group? Should we beco... Read more

  • 9/10/2020 TODAY'S TIP

    9/10/2020 12:24:59 AM, by JVANAM

    9/10/2020 TODAY'S TIP Track your workout schedule Circle the days on a calendar when you’ve worked out, or mark it on your phone. That way, you can feel proud of your successes and be able to repeat the schedule that worked for you in the past. https://www.sparkpeople.com/re
    sourc... Read more

  • 2 days down

    9/9/2020 10:20:34 PM, by NEMOMOF2

    Started intermittent fasting yesterday. Also gave up refined sugar. Missing the sugar a lot. Drinking iced tea and caffeinated flavored water. Ate yesterday 7:30-3:30. Today ate 5:30-1:30. Hard not eating all day/night today. I’m really just tired and that’s when I eat. Stress of my aging mother, he... Read more

  • Have a beautiful day!

    9/9/2020 5:12:25 PM, by HEALTHYME98

    I hope everyone is having a blessed day. God is good.... Read more

  • Alexander Technique

    9/9/2020 11:32:37 AM, by CTUPTON

    I once went to a course about this technique. Sadly, I have not been practicing it. Life gets in the way. Now that I am retired, hopefully I can restart. chris https://www.sparkpeople.com/bl
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    ility_and_reduce_pain_with
    _the_alexander_technique... Read more

  • A beautiful day

    9/9/2020 10:57:03 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's a great day here today. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a walk after lunch today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Trying to let go of the stressors

    9/9/2020 10:26:53 AM, by SUSANYOUNGER

    Seems every day there is a new stress. Worry about grandkids that didn't get to go to college, worry about nieces and nephew that did get to go to college and if they are safe, will we have work for our employees, will we stay healthy, are people safe from these fires??? The list goes on and on. 2... Read more