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  • Smile of the Day

    7/9/2020 7:37:24 PM, by SHERYE

    Count On Me He who drinks a fifth on the fourth... May not be able to go forth on the fifth!... Read more

  • My life

    7/9/2020 6:16:55 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My workout today got done ... Read more

  • Organization is more important than will-power for weight loss

    7/9/2020 3:59:53 AM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    I recently watched a video that I found helpful so I am sharing the information with my Spark friends. Organization is more important than will-power for weight loss. If we don't plan ahead, we will need will power all day long. Making decisions all day can be exhausting. If we've pre-pla... Read more

  • Wednesday night prayer meeting

    7/8/2020 10:55:21 PM, by MNABOY

    We have a small group that meets for prayer and Bible study on Wednesday night. Average is 10 attendees. Seems many of our members are not afraid of the virus. Masks and hand washing with social distancing will be the basis for attendance.... Read more

  • My life

    7/8/2020 8:17:47 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Cardio workout today trying to go to the gym ... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    7/8/2020 7:24:13 PM, by SHERYE

    My wallet is like an onion. When I open it, it makes me cry.... Read more

  • easy exercise

    7/7/2020 11:39:31 PM, by MNABOY

    The heat and humidity get my heart rate up in a hurry so my exercise time is very efficient!... Read more

  • My life

    7/7/2020 8:43:27 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My grandson and his dog playing dress up ... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    7/7/2020 11:53:40 AM, by SHERYE

    Johnny's mother sees the young boy tiptoeing down the hall with a bucket of water. She asks, "Johnny, why are you tiptoeing around with a bucket of water?" Johnny answers, "Dad asked me to quietly wake him at five."... Read more

  • Great day

    7/7/2020 12:44:16 AM, by MNABOY

    Test returned negative for covid 19 today. Smoked some ribs to celebrate... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    7/6/2020 6:52:51 PM, by SHERYE

    An elderly couple had dinner at another couple's house, and after eating,the wives left the table and went into the kitchen.The two gentlemen were talking, and one said, 'Last night we went out to a new restaurant and it was really great. I would recommend it very highly.' The other man said, 'Wha... Read more


    7/6/2020 3:48:58 PM, by YOUNG-AT-HEART

    Today is a sad day. Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. — Rumi Last night (July 5, 2020) I said my final goodbye to Buddy our 13 year old pug. It is always hard to lose a p... Read more

  • Continuing to read earlier "pre" challenge posts...

    7/6/2020 11:20:40 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    One of our "overall" Summer 5% Challenge Team leaders posted this activity before our start day on July 4: "Activity 13: We have done activities to help track our progress. Let's do one more for a Non-Scale Victory (NSV) - take a before picture this week and if you like you post it on your page... Read more

  • Aggravated puppy

    7/5/2020 10:43:23 PM, by MNABOY

    The stimulus money must have funded the private fireworks this 4th OR Walmart selling pistol bullets diverted the noise making expenditures. Our dog would bark at explosions louder than firecrackers. Several of our neighbors entertains the neighborhood from 7-10, The air was thick with smoke from gr... Read more

  • Pictorial Proof of the New Carl July 5, 2020

    7/5/2020 8:44:38 PM, by CGPS1795

    Hi All, Thank you everybody for all your great messages of encouragement and congratulations! Given all the things I've had to deal with since March, your words ( let's call it what it is - LOVE) are really very special to me. I decided to take the pictures today because I'm wearing new ... Read more

  • Reviewing Sunday and Monday daily schedule

    7/5/2020 4:07:40 PM, by AMURDOCK68

    Here was the tentative outline of my weekday daily routine from yesterday's draft: 7:00 AM Get up, watch the news with my spouse 8:00 AM Breakfast, chores 9:00 AM Video exercise with friends 9:45 AM Tidy up 10:00 AM Computer Work 11:00 AM Practice harp noon Lunch 1:00 PM Wor... Read more

  • Move it #3

    7/5/2020 10:00:52 AM, by JUSTME29

    It's been a busy week, but I haven't checked everything off of my to do list that I had hoped to. I feel like I'm spinning my wheels and just not getting very far. Like walking the wrong way on one of those airport moving sidewalks. What's done will just have to be enough though b/c I need to pac... Read more

  • 4 today - #1 so far so good

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

    Happy Fourth of July! ... Read more

  • 4 July 2020

    7/4/2020 3:32:54 PM, by DSJB9999

    I have had the most lovely afternoon today with a good friend, her daughter and her dogs, they got a lift here and so she could drink. I chose to drink 3 Bacardi and diet lemonade. I wore a black dress I don't think I have ever worn before and feel really good By the way do you know... Read more

  • 5% Summer Challenge LTGL challenge Parts I and II

    7/4/2020 12:55:36 PM, by AMURDOCK68

    During the 5% challenge, team members add up their exercise minutes (up to 120 minutes) and get a weekly team total. That is part of every week's activities. Today, I will be able to put down at least 2 x 10 minutes = 20 minutes of garden work exercise. I am supposed to watch a yoga video and subs... Read more

  • So many blessings for which to be thankful

    7/4/2020 9:14:32 AM, by MNABOY

    We are all dealing with the Covid 19 challenges and they are very inconvenient. Frustration, aggravation and sadness are its main footprint. But we have hope and the knowledge that we will defeat the virus. Enjoy the freedoms we celebrate on the 4th and pray that more people will be blessed with dem... Read more

  • My Daily Routine

    7/3/2020 8:29:23 PM, by JAZZEJR

    Tomorrow begins the Summer 5 % Challenge. For Week 1 we've been assigned to establish a routine and stick to it -- we receive points for sticking to it. I thought it best to write it where I can easily refer to it, so that I can be sure to do all the salient activities. I did not include grocery s... Read more

  • It's okay

    7/3/2020 8:02:38 PM, by MNABOY

    Yesterday I was very disappointed over not going to the family reunion. As the realization that there was no other choice sunk in I felt better. Then my middle grand daughter sent me a text about how much she was going to miss me and I was on top of the world. A little love works miracles.... Read more

  • 5% Challenger Team member's "tip"

    7/3/2020 7:07:00 PM, by AMURDOCK68

    I didn't know about SP summary calendar until I saw a recent message thread posting from my fellow Weight Warrior AthleteLori. She suggested the following URL:
    ar.asp Here is a capture of my crazy June 2020 SP summary. ... Read more

  • Frustrated

    7/3/2020 12:53:43 AM, by MNABOY

    Wednesday I was so excited about the family reunion that we were to leave to attend on Thursday. Received a call from my preacher that one of the four song leaders tested positive for C-19. I called my doctor at hometo see how fast a test could be completed and he said two days. So I will, have, sta... 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

  • Response to Challenge-Prep (33)

    7/2/2020 11:43:51 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    Each new 8-week challenge, the team leaders re-post about 16 preparation activities for the 2-wk lead up. I have not gotten very far in responding to the activities. Here is the third activity: "Check list Do you know what diet you will follow? Found some recipes? Grocery list? S... Read more

  • My life

    7/1/2020 6:48:10 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    7/1/2020 5:44:39 PM, by SHERYE

    Two men are walking doberman and a chihuahua when they see a restaurant. They're pretty hungry, so they decide to head in for a bite to eat. Unfortunately, they see a sign out front that says "NO DOGS ALLOWED". The man with the doberman says "I know what to do, just follow my lead." He thr... Read more

  • More rain

    7/1/2020 4:41:00 PM, by MNABOY

    We have received our share and more of rain. Some land is still too wet to plant. When I was a kid, born in 48, local farmers were mainly cotton farmers and the land was not irrigated and they would pray for rain in July and early August and harvest in September until December. Now soybeans get more... Read more

  • 1 July 2020

    7/1/2020 2:16:26 AM, by DSJB9999

    My Mother in Law had another slight stroke last Monday, the 22nd which has left her even more weak on her right side, she doesn't seem to be able to see as well and the changes she feels have left her struggling mentally, she seems more miserable than normal Luckily Chloe my girl is helping me ... Read more

  • Getting excited

    6/30/2020 11:50:35 PM, by MNABOY

    Two more days and we will see our youngest child and her husband. Gloves and masks are packed. Next day oldest and family will arrive. Fun and food. We are packing table games so the weather will cooperate.... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    6/30/2020 8:21:31 PM, by SHERYE

    Two Bats Two bats are going for their midnight feed.After an hour or so, one bat gets tired of looking and goes home with no blood. The other bat comes home with blood dripping from its mouth. The first bat says enviously, "Where did you get all that blood from?" The second bat replies, "Fo... Read more

  • Response to a Summer Challenge activity (#2)

    6/30/2020 5:26:35 PM, by AMURDOCK68

    The Summer challenge Team has some lead-up activities on its home page. This is #2: "Starting today - aim for at least 20 minutes of daily exercise to gain momentum and surge into the challenge. You can break it into smaller sessions if that helps. But don't mistake being busy for being physic... Read more

  • Bicycling around the neighborhood

    6/30/2020 5:15:30 PM, by AMURDOCK68

    I like to bicycle when it is fairly cool, not raining, and not humid. I am not a fan of inclines and I prefer to not have any traffic around. I want to "toot my horn" today. I went ahead and said "yes" to my husband when he asked if I wanted to go along and bicycle around the neighborhood. ... Read more

  • 4 Today - Getting Built

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

    Laundry-closet combo dream ... Read more

  • Posting Badge for my Summer 5% Challenge Team

    6/30/2020 11:55:18 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    Holey, moley! As I was managing my Spark Teams I accidentally clicked on an challenge team from 7 years ago. A lot was different then. I am glad to see that I finished that challenge. My team that go-around was 2013 Cats Summer Starting Weight (7/27/2013) : 156 Goal Weight: 148 ... Read more

  • It could have been worse

    6/30/2020 12:29:50 AM, by MNABOY

    Had to drive to the doctors office today in LR which is a 120 miles one way trip. Stopped at the bank to cash a check and after waiting 10 minutes with no movement went to another bank and after 10 minutes I had my money. The sun was shinning and off I went with 1st 20 miles on new asphalt. Then The... Read more

  • My life

    6/29/2020 7:09:00 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    6/29/2020 3:01:25 PM, by SHERYE

    A man answers the phone and has the following conversation: "Yes, mother, I've had a hard day. Colleen has been very difficult - I know I ought to be more firm, but it is hard. Well, you know how she is. Yes, I know you warned me. I remember you told me that she was evil and would make my life mis... Read more

  • Another humid day

    6/29/2020 12:21:29 AM, by MNABOY

    Weeded the bean patch, carried limbs, a tree's not mine, to the street for tomorrow pickup and sorted through some old picture files from parents home. Have a trip to the city for a doctors appointment. Acid reflux is backing down, I think.... Read more

  • Hello my's been a rough few months.

    6/28/2020 10:47:47 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Hello to all of my wonderful friends! Thank you SO much for checking up on me. I've just been in a quandry lately. Very worried about my small retail business right now. I had reopened the gallery on June 10th and had really good foot traffic but really pitiful sales. Each week after ... Read more

  • My life

    6/28/2020 7:11:41 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Cardio workout today ... 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

  • Trying to move it

    6/28/2020 1:08:54 PM, by JUSTME29

    So last week I sort of laid out my plan for the week - and talked about my major cleaning project for the summer. I have made progress, but as always it's slow and painful. Last Sunday I did everything on my daily list except I did not start on my project. Instead I sort a week's worth ... Read more

  • Still planting

    6/27/2020 7:55:17 PM, by MNABOY

    Last Sunday after church wife and I went to a nursery and bought plants to fill in new beds. They have been in the yard getting sun and rain and today we weeded and planted. Also bagged some pine needles that we raked up and forgot. There will be a nice pile for the city to pick up next week.... Read more

  • Continued reflection and preparation for Summer 5% Challenge

    6/27/2020 3:10:48 PM, by AMURDOCK68

    I am on the "Fitness Warriors" Team for the Summer 5% Challenge. I enjoyed this same team last time. There are many active participants and both leaders and participants are very supportive. The first prepration task (#1) to make a blog post. Ideally, we will put a link so others can join th... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    6/27/2020 1:11:03 PM, by SHERYE

    Two young businessmen in Florida were sitting down for a break in their soon-to-be new store in the shopping mall. As yet, the store wasn’t ready, with only a few shelves and display racks set up. One said to the other, “I’ll bet that any minute now some senior is going to walk by, put his... Read more

  • 4 today

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

    Sunset from new porch... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    6/26/2020 4:36:27 PM, by SHERYE

    Gifted Dog A man says to his neighbour, "I have an extraordinary dog. He brings me the newspaper every morning." The neighbour responds by saying, "That’s nothing special. Lots of dogs do that." The man says, "Sure, but I don’t have a subscription."... Read more

  • I'm wet!

    6/25/2020 10:27:46 PM, by MNABOY

    Thought I might go to the pool today but since there is a 50% chance of rain predicted for tomorrow I decided to work in the garden. When I finished I was as wet as if I had gone swimming.... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    6/25/2020 7:57:29 PM, by SHERYE

    New Ticket Technology A motorist was mailed a picture of his car speeding through an automated radar. A $40 speeding ticket was included. Being cute, he sent the police department a picture of $40. The police responded with another mailed photo-of handcuffs.... Read more

  • My life

    6/25/2020 7:31:39 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • Heavy rains!

    6/25/2020 12:31:37 AM, by MNABOY

    Yesterday we had about 4 inches rain fall in less than hour. It couldn't drain that fast. Garden is well watered.... Read more

  • 4 Today

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

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

  • Preparing for Summer 5% Challenge Success

    6/24/2020 1:48:42 PM, by AMURDOCK68

    I have participated in two (8-week) 5% Challenges with SparkPeople this year. The challenges have been a great way to have community, especially during "Stay Home, Stay Safe" times. The next challenge -- 5% Summer 2020 Challenge -- begins on the 4th of July. It's just right around the corner ... Read more

  • Need the 5% challenge1

    6/24/2020 12:36:30 AM, by MNABOY

    There is a Summer 5% spark challenge that involved several teams competing in various weekly challenges with the ultimate goal being to lose 5% of a competitors weight over 8 weeks. The challenge draws me in because I have accountability to team mates which makes me work harder than I do for myself.... Read more

  • My life

    6/23/2020 6:45:33 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Cardio workout today ... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    6/23/2020 3:23:43 PM, by SHERYE

    Finish The Start My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of chips and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.... 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

  • 2020 ~ The SECOND Half!!!

    6/23/2020 11:30:38 AM, by HICIM705

    I don't remember where I heard it or exactly how it went, but here is the overall take-away: ~ ~ ~ 'If you met someone who time travels, you might want to warn them NOT to stop in the year 2020!' ~ ~ ~ I chuckled when I heard this and agreed, then I actually started to think about it. Yeah,... Read more

  • Four Today

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

    We scored a canoe!... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    6/22/2020 7:01:11 PM, by SHERYE

    A judge was interviewing a woman regarding her pending divorce, and asked, "What are the grounds for your divorce?" She replied, "About four acres and a nice little home in the middle of the property with a stream running by." "No," he said, "I mean what is the foundation of this case?" "It is... Read more

  • My life

    6/22/2020 6:29:13 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • Nice Father's Day

    6/22/2020 1:00:14 AM, by MNABOY

    Drove to a huge nursery for flowers and discovered a Blueberry orchard so now I have a source of energy for planting tomorrow.... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    6/21/2020 7:21:24 PM, by SHERYE

    Operation Clean-Up Yesterday my husband thought he saw a cockroach in the kitchen. He sprayed everything down and cleaned thoroughly. Today I’m putting a cockroach in the bathroom.... Read more

  • My life

    6/21/2020 4:17:53 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • Four Today

    6/21/2020 3:18:05 PM, by GOULDSGRANITE

    The new rug arrived.... Read more

  • Time to...

    6/21/2020 12:01:49 PM, by JUSTME29

    ...Move it A little disjointed here - more like 3 smaller blogs that one cohesive one. Or maybe just a word vomit thing. I can't believe I've been on summer break for a month already, and I haven't done a dang thing. Yikes. Every summer I do a massive declutter and deep clean of the who... Read more

  • Nice evening

    6/21/2020 12:34:27 AM, by MNABOY

    My SIL has been taking care of 2 grandchildren out of town and returned last night having had her fill of the conditions. We ate with my brother and SIL and it was a nice time again.... Read more

  • The new me continues to be manifested!!!

    6/20/2020 10:46:06 PM, by CGPS1795

    In1967 I came home from my first year of college (seminary) weighing 242 or more pounds an$i saw my doctor who put me on a diet with diet pills. I was 19 at the time and dove into the challenge. I kept theGospel according to St Calorie as the family called my food diary. I recorded everything tha... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    6/20/2020 9:19:11 PM, by SHERYE

    The wife, being a romantic at heart, decided one day that she’d send her husband a text while she was out having coffee with a friend. She texted: If you are sleeping, send me your dreams. If you are laughing, send me your smile. If you are eating, send me a bite. If you are drinking, sen... Read more

  • My spelling skills are failing!

    6/19/2020 11:54:41 PM, by MNABOY

    Wife, a dear friend and I went to eat at a seafood restaurant that has crawfish through July. When we got home I couldn't spell etouffee for tracking. Therefore I couldn't track it and received no calories. Tasted better when I discovered it was calorie free!... Read more

  • My life

    6/19/2020 8:00:49 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    Biking and hiking today ... Read more

  • Why must the humidity go up?

    6/19/2020 12:31:00 AM, by MNABOY

    Walked this afternoon after leaving the garden and it was 90 degrees. I figured I would quit after .75 miles. However, after .5 I was doing fine and when I quit after 2,5 I was soaked but feeling fine. Weather prognosticators keep saying the humidity will risw qhen the rains end in the east.... Read more

  • My life

    6/18/2020 8:21:56 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My cardio workout today ... Read more

  • Smile of the Day

    6/18/2020 3:06:22 PM, by SHERYE

    A young lawyer, starting up his private practice, was very anxious to impress potential clients. When he saw the first visitor to his office come through the door, he immediately picked up his phone and spoke into it, “I’m sorry, but my caseload is so tremendous that I’m not going to be able to ... Read more

  • My life

    6/17/2020 8:25:25 PM, by BIGRENTMAN

    My grandson loves his skates ... Read more

  • Back in the garden

    6/17/2020 7:26:44 PM, by MNABOY

    Thanks for the advise on Acid Reflux. Re-tilled front and back gardens. Planted front bed in peas and beans. worked with raised beds and watered okra that is coming on up. Wife is worried if they all mature together.... Read more