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  • And now for something completely different

    1/28/2020 3:09:58 PM, by AHTRAP

    Well, not entirely different. The other day, I was lamenting the celebrities who had already passed away this year, and I completely forgot to mention Terry Jones, of Monty Python fame. My favorite moment of his was as the mother in the flick Life of Brian, telling the crowd about Brian, that "He's ... Read more

  • Today's Motivation 1/28/2020

    1/28/2020 12:55:15 PM, by HAPPYDAZ1

    Today's Motivation: A person who feels appreciated will always do more than is expected. Appreciation is one of life’s greatest motivators, so when we take the time to let people know that we value them, it inspires them to continue doing even more. That is precisely why gratitude is t... Read more

  • Vision Collage

    1/28/2020 9:41:47 AM, by HKYBSBLMOM

    So, last night my daughters and I decided to do collages. Mine is about a few things that are important to me...spirituality, health/fitness, and family. Hers is pictures she saw that she liked of animals. Now we just need to figure out where to hang them.... Read more

  • Week 1: 2701 - 0202

    1/28/2020 5:02:02 AM, by AEGISHOT

    Have a beautiful week... Read more

  • Tuesday's Laugh - Switched

    1/28/2020 4:42:45 AM, by BONNIE1552

    Find a reason to laugh each day. 😃... Read more

  • 2020-01-27

    1/27/2020 9:09:58 PM, by 75HEALTHYME

    NINE lives were lost in the helicopter crash on Sunday in CA not just one retired NBA super star and I am very sure that the loss of every one of those nine lives has left a gaping hole in the lives of family members and the close friends each of them had made in their walk upon this ea... Read more

  • 5% Winter Challenge, Overall Challenge Badges Week 1

    1/27/2020 7:15:58 PM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    Each week, we will give out overall challenge badges to the top teams in each category. Here are the results for Week 1, Tahiti. First Place Landing Badge: Top Mileage Team Badge: Top LTGL #1 Badge: Biggest Loser Badge: Congrats to all the winners, an... Read more

  • Why I want to lose weight.

    1/27/2020 3:50:06 PM, by LADYAISHA

    This is a loaded question for some reason to me today. I have a ton of reasons I want to lose weight but the number one reason for wanted to lose weight is eluding me for some reason. I know I want to lose weight so I can be healthy and do more things. I got off most of my medications related t... Read more

  • Today's Motivation 1/27/2020

    1/27/2020 3:50:00 PM, by HAPPYDAZ1

    Today's Motivation...because it's Monday: Always believe something wonderful is about to happen. This should be the spirit for every Monday. Know that something good will always happen. When you wake up on a Monday morning, you should feel happy, inspired, and motivated to make the ... Read more

  • Doesn't take long

    1/27/2020 11:45:22 AM, by AHTRAP

    Feels like my left quad is turning to mush, and it's only been a week that I haven't been doing much. 20 years ago, when I tore my ACL, I regretted not taking pictures as my leg withered away, and figured I'd do that if I ever got any significant injury, just for the sake of a before and after. Not ... Read more

  • 2.29 miles short - why do I sabotage myself

    1/27/2020 11:42:09 AM, by DRAGONPRYF

    I knew I wanted to get to 150 miles this weekend and what do I do? Sit on my ass most of the day Sunday. Ugh. Why am I never motivated to do anything? I am 2.29 miles from my goal for the week. A walk to the main road and back would have done it. Less then an hour. Ok, I did do 8.21 miles on ... Read more

  • Monday's Laugh - Need A Cheeseburger

    1/27/2020 1:47:18 AM, by BONNIE1552

    If only. . .... Read more

  • Celebs beware

    1/26/2020 11:19:58 PM, by AHTRAP

    I mentioned music icon Neil Peart dying a couple weeks ago on here. Now today, sports icon Kobe Bryant passes away in a helicopter crash, along with his daughter and 7 others. Not a good start to the year for famous folks. I think it was 2016 that had a rough January for the celeb set and just kept ... Read more

  • Getting a sister for Zaba the Great Dane

    1/26/2020 5:02:01 PM, by POLSKARENIA

    Having had Zaba for a couple of months now, we decided it was time to get him a female companion. I should explain for anyone who doesn’t know... Zaba was rehomed by us in November. He had been castrated, like most rescue dogs, although in fairness, it was his original owners who did so, as he has h... Read more

  • 100+ Days #4 ~ Today i AM on my Plan (taking care of me :)

    1/26/2020 3:35:33 PM, by LIFECHANGZ

    203 Day #4 ~ Today I am on my plan This lesson, from Linda Spangle's 100 More days of Weight Loss ~ actually I find it really empowering ~ for me, it's about moving our daydreams into reality ~ about the actual doing ~ about intentionally CHOOSING, each and every day, to actually act, do an... Read more

  • My 2020 Vision Board

    1/26/2020 1:30:28 PM, by PCOH051610

    Hello! As part of this weekend’s challenge on the BL we were encouraged to post a vision board. After some thought (and a wee bit of free technology) I came up with this I’ve already posted this on my team’s thread but am posting it here so I can refer back to it. The following are m... Read more

  • Today's Motivation 1/26/2020

    1/26/2020 10:54:46 AM, by HAPPYDAZ1

    Today's Motivation: The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have. As we gain knowledge, we grow. We realize the new wealth of knowledge or situations we were exposed to. We realize what works and what does not. We also realize... Read more

  • Sunday.

    1/26/2020 8:57:14 AM, by KATHY_2019

    Have you ever Woke up and Wonder why You are Doing what you are Doing? I did this Morning it only took me a Few Seconds to Figure it Out. 1. I want to be Healthy for Myself and Family. 2. I want to be Around to see all My Grand Babies to Grow Up. 3. I want to grow Old With my Husband. ... Read more

  • Sunday's Laugh - Rough Road

    1/26/2020 8:30:30 AM, by BONNIE1552

    Better get ready, lol 😃.... Read more

  • Setting some goals

    1/25/2020 5:57:39 PM, by BROWNSUGAR3030

    Hey all. I haven't been on in a while. I don't really know why. I spent some actual money and joined Noom. It will give me personalized nutrition and fitness plan, along with a lot of support. I have gotten the free trial before and I really like it. I think it has been rated the #1 diet app or some... Read more

  • Setting some goals

    1/25/2020 5:57:12 PM, by BROWNSUGAR3030

    Hey all. I haven't been on in a while. I don't really know why. I spent some actual money and joined Noom. It will give me personalized nutrition and fitness plan, along with a lot of support. I have gotten the free trial before and I really like it. I think it has been rated the #1 diet app or some... Read more

  • ooh ooh, new2me word & thought ~ Xenial

    1/25/2020 2:35:29 PM, by LIFECHANGZ

    202 word to ponder from 1 of my teams ~ Xenial Word of the Day: Xenial Challenge: Xenial is about the hospitality between a host and their guest. Are you being hospitable to the new person you are becoming? Do you show your new self the respect and welcoming guestures that you w... Read more

  • Today's Motivation 1/25/2020

    1/25/2020 12:17:02 PM, by HAPPYDAZ1

    Today's quote is another one from Albert Einstein: I think 99 times and find nothing. I stop thinking, swim in silence, and the truth comes to me. Here's my take: Focused thought is necessary for certain problem solving and detailed oriented tasks. But sometimes focused thought f... Read more

  • Teddy Bear 5% Winter Challenge Week 1 Recap: Tahiti

    1/25/2020 11:54:43 AM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    174 174 174 174 174 174 TEDDY BEARS TAKE TAHITI! During week 1, which lasted from 1/11/2020-1/19/2020, the Teddy Bear team flew to Tahiti on human power (exercise minutes) while tracking our LTGL (living the good life ) task of drinking water. We worked together to "bear attack" o... Read more

  • Slept better last night

    1/25/2020 11:29:57 AM, by AHTRAP

    For the first time since hurting myself, I had a decent night's rest. Still woke up a couple times from the leg being woefully uncomfortable, but was able to shift into a more amenable position, and fall back asleep in short order. Good sign, methinks. Still using the cane to get up and down stairs,... Read more

  • 2020 GOALS

    1/25/2020 11:28:43 AM, by VIBRANT4LIFE

    2020 GOALS I’ve been ruminating on this for a while, time to get the thoughts out of my head and down on paper! My goal in a nutshell is to make my free time more productive. Okay, so now to break it down. I often find myself bemoaning the fact that I have so many unfinished projects ... Read more

  • This and That

    1/25/2020 11:00:25 AM, by KAYAHSLOANE1

    Off to go hiking soon! Thinking of Latin & Ballroom dancing! On Facebook/Instagram the Challenge thrown by Dolly Parton is getting to be a bit much! Instagram, LinkedIN, Facebook, Tinder. Different pics for each, okay then! Happy Saturday~... Read more

  • Saturday's Laugh - Long Flight

    1/25/2020 7:27:20 AM, by BONNIE1552

    Following an overnight flight to meet my father at his latest military assignment, my mother, eight noisy and shoving siblings, and I arrived at Rheine-Main Air Base in Germany. "Do you have any weapons or illegal drugs in your possession?" the customs agent asked my weary mother. "Sir," s... Read more

  • A rough week and a dream board

    1/24/2020 10:21:31 PM, by ELIZINJAPAN

    Well, this has been a rough week for me! So I'm chilling at home with some coffee on this Saturday morning to try to learn from the past week and plan my upcoming week. The problems: I was constantly stressed last week. There's a lot going on at work, and I definitely tried to solve my problems... Read more

  • Friday 5 things that are Beautiful

    1/24/2020 5:44:43 PM, by KATHY_2019

    After the rain storm we went Walking And i Notice the 5 Things 1. First a Double Rainbow. 2. Children playing in the mud Puddles 3. Birds Flying and Singing 4. Beautiful Flowers that grow in the winter 5. My Beautiful Granddaughter came to Visit. I love Walking after the rain the... Read more

  • 2020 Progress and Vision Board

    1/24/2020 3:25:18 PM, by GRANMALINDA

    2019 turned out pretty good. I was down 20 pounds year end to year end ( with a bit of a gain mid year which turns that into almost 25 pound loss from mid-July to December 31. I am down about 5 pounds so far in January so my progress continues. I am not a consistent journal person.... Read more

  • Friday's Laugh - You Tell Him

    1/24/2020 10:15:54 AM, by BONNIE1552

    ... Read more

  • Today's Motivation 1/24/2020

    1/24/2020 9:40:10 AM, by HAPPYDAZ1

    Today's Motivation: Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are. Everyone feels overwhelmed and stressed sometimes. Maybe you have a family situation that needs extra time and attention. Maybe you have a particular co-worker that just somehow grates ... Read more

  • 2020-01-24 airtanker fire fighter in Australia

    1/24/2020 8:01:51 AM, by 75HEALTHYME

    I subscribe to this youtube channel... a great source of information related to flying I started watching him a few years ago when he was reporting on the Oroville dam in northern CA today he is talking about the loss of an airtanker fighting a fire in Australia Coulson C-130 Ai... Read more

  • 2020-01-24 AN Interesting refresher on good vs bad carbs +!!+??

    1/24/2020 7:34:08 AM, by 75HEALTHYME

    How Do You Tell the Difference Between Good and Bad Carbohydrates?
    0-01... Read more

  • Paging Dr Google and Dr Youtube

    1/24/2020 6:05:09 AM, by AHTRAP

    I'm pretty sure doctors and nurses hate the internet, if only in the singular aspect that people can look up medical information that was once their sole domain, and moreover, prone to drawing the entirely wrong conclusions from that information about what might be ailing them. That said, I we... Read more

  • 19 years ago

    1/24/2020 1:14:15 AM, by L3DESIGNS

    2001: I was in labour with my first kid. It ended up as a c-section in the early morning hours of Jan 24! At 9months pregnant with my 1st, I was at my heaviest before now. I will get back down to a healthy weight. Searched for a photo of just my 19yo - but nothing recent, so here he is wit... Read more

  • Jokes and National hugging day

    1/23/2020 8:20:45 PM, by CANDOK1260

    I pick national hugging day to write about. this week. National Hugging Day is an annual event dedicated to hugging. It was created by Kevin Zaborney and occurs annually on January 21 The day was first celebrated on January 21, 1986 in Clio, Michigan, USA. The holiday is also observed in many other ... Read more

  • 100+ More days #3 ~ more on What if I fail

    1/23/2020 4:42:10 PM, by LIFECHANGZ

    189 Flip side ~ what if I succeed? Choose it! 203 Linda Spangle's 100 More days of weight loss Day #3 ~ the book asks "What if I Fail" (day 3) book quote/excerpt ~ Failure is such a negative word. Don't allow that awful word into your day... You have power over what happens in you... Read more

  • Today's Motivation 1/23/2020

    1/23/2020 3:11:14 PM, by HAPPYDAZ1

    People don't always say "I love you." Sometimes it sounds more like: Be safe. Did you eat? I made you this. How do you say I love you? ... Read more

  • Week 3: 1/15/20 - 1/21/20

    1/23/2020 2:17:55 PM, by SPARTAN40

    Another decent week. I had to travel for business this week, so I weighed in early to use my home scale. The travel negatively impacted my flights of stairs. Happy to be back home now with more control over my schedule and meals. Despite the early weigh in, I was able to log another week of weig... Read more

  • Non Scale Victories

    1/23/2020 10:15:20 AM, by CRAZYINSPIRED11

    I been doing so well with staying on track with nutrition, exercise and water- but Im not seeing the results on the scale that I thought Id be seeing. But sometimes the scale doesnt show your hard work. So today I wanted to do a blog, to celebrate non scale victories. My first non scale vic... Read more

  • Tuesday Challenge Journal

    1/23/2020 7:36:38 AM, by KATHY_2019

    We Are Doing this is Tops for a Contest I Journal Every thing I track the Carbs and Calories Sometimes i go Over in one Then the next day i try to even it out. I also Track my water. And Exercise I am Trying for 5 miles a Day on my Tracker i got for Christmas. Still not Feeling the best I don'... Read more

  • Thursday's Laugh - Choose

    1/23/2020 6:24:53 AM, by BONNIE1552

    Glad I'm not having to choose. Being skinny would be hard to resist.... Read more

  • Borrowed my mom's cane

    1/23/2020 12:10:59 AM, by AHTRAP

    See, my brother got my mom a fancy new cane for Christmas, one of those doohickeys that has 4 'feet' at the bottom, so as to be more stable. All the better for my 78 year old mom, who's struggling more and more to get around the house, let alone out of doors. But her having a new walking stick didn'... Read more

  • 1 week 10 min walk challenge ~ join me?

    1/22/2020 7:36:16 PM, by LIFECHANGZ

    68 Set a 1 week, 10 min walk challenge! Wanna Join me? 252 also joined the SP 30 day walk this way challenge
    dar=9 527 I was knocked off my feet, and walking is a struggle and... Read more

  • Weekly Goals

    1/22/2020 6:02:18 PM, by AFIGHTFORME

    CW: 318.8 My weekly goals are *Drink 64 ounces of water daily *Exercise routinely even if it's only 10 minutes *Make Healthier food choices I'd like to at least lose 2 pounds this week.... Read more

  • attitude adjustment

    1/22/2020 5:38:51 PM, by AFERRARI

    For years my sister and I had talked about when we retire we should move to the Okanagan and retire. She used to look constantly at places for sale and we would even look at some that could house both of us in the same place but allow for privacy as well. In 2015 we both met in Kelowna for a w... Read more

  • 100+ Days #3 ~ what if I fail ~ releasing the fear

    1/22/2020 2:39:54 PM, by LIFECHANGZ

    Linda Spangles' 100 More days of weight Loss Day #3 ~ what if I fail... ~ I always have failed at weight loss... Despite trying, often, and despite taking several significant cracks at it every year, I always seem to quit, crash, burn, fail, throw down the towel and dive off - take a swan... Read more

  • Today's Motivation 1/22/2020

    1/22/2020 2:21:17 PM, by HAPPYDAZ1

    Today's motivation is from a booked titled "Mindful Simplicity" Mastering mindful simplicity can mean the difference between thriving in a fulfilling life and just surviving another day. Here's my take on the matter: We all are pretty well sold on the idea that ‘more’ equals hap... Read more

  • The "Green" Shake?

    1/22/2020 1:13:49 PM, by KATELJM

    For years, I have been addicted to my green protein smoothie. Today I decide to shake it up a bit - I used coleslaw mix instead of kale. Coleslaw is ostensibly green, and still remained the biggest ingredient in the shake, but I ask you, does this look like a green shake? "How WAS it?" ... Read more

  • 2020-01-22 Did you know?

    1/22/2020 7:00:06 AM, by 75HEALTHYME

    I had forgotten the Lee Marvin & Bob Keeshan part of this posting... But I learned something new with the second part of this posting.. The things you find in your inbox that your friends are willing to share. My Niece Marcia sent this to me.. I think she was sending me a hidden message. ... Read more

  • Wednesday's Laugh - Too High

    1/22/2020 3:15:40 AM, by BONNIE1552

    If only it were this simple......... Read more

  • Grade 1 groin strain

    1/21/2020 6:08:55 PM, by AHTRAP

    On the good side, it's not a new hernia (or an old one poking through again). On the hurts to sit down, it hurts to get up after sitting down, it's uncomfortable all day, and it's causing pain to shoot up and down my left leg. So I really wouldn't recommend getting one, unless you truly are... Read more

  • 2020-01-21 the Best Low-Carb Fruits to Eat on a Keto Diet

    1/21/2020 10:39:08 AM, by 75HEALTHYME

    I know I have been sharing a lot of Keto diet related posting... because I have at least one SP friend who is living this diet and has expressed how much she loves fruits !! and the challenge of adjusting her life to the lower carb life-style. the Best Low-Carb Fruits to Eat on a Keto... Read more

  • Today's Motivation 1/21/2020

    1/21/2020 10:14:39 AM, by HAPPYDAZ1

    Today's motivation comes from Thomas Edison: If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. If you haven’t been doing all that you are capable of yet, it’s never too late. • You can start today. • You can set a new standard for your work. •... Read more

  • Tuesday's Laugh - Perfect

    1/21/2020 5:58:24 AM, by BONNIE1552

    Probably not going to happen, lol 😀.... Read more

  • A Very Tough Day

    1/21/2020 5:10:50 AM, by IMEMINE1

    A Very Tough Day An attorney arrived home late, after a very tough day trying to get a stay of execution. His last minute plea for clemency to the governor had failed and he was feeling worn out and depressed. As soon as he walked through the door at home, his wife started on him about... Read more

  • Monday the 20

    1/20/2020 8:46:36 PM, by KATHY_2019

    Got up this Morning and Decide to go Hiking Since i had the stroke it is kinda of hard for me but i Will not let this Go I have to be the best i can be. I met up with some Friends and Started of Course it took me Longer I had to rest a Couple of Times But i got it Done, Got home and Did some C... Read more

  • cheating, in a matter of speaking

    1/20/2020 7:52:01 PM, by AHTRAP

    Cutting and pasting my "about me" section from my spark page for today's entry, with the occasional, and very randomly timed updates on my progress, or regress, as it were. See below for a few annotative comments. Noticing when looking through old blog entries, that there are a lot of dead song... Read more

  • weekend

    1/20/2020 4:42:42 PM, by AFERRARI

    So I did not get on this past weekend and I am sorry for that. Funny how life gets in the way. I really am trying to get on every day and am upset at myself for not making it this past weekend. So Saturday started out busy with housework and then we needed some groceries as I was having my sist... Read more

  • Today's Motivation 1/20/2020

    1/20/2020 4:15:41 PM, by HAPPYDAZ1

    Today's quote is from Martin Luther King Jr If you can't fly, then run; if you can't run, then walk; if you can't walk, then crawl; but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used this phrase in his speech at a college rally. He is motivating ... Read more

  • 100+ Days #2, more on I'll start tomorrow

    1/20/2020 3:10:14 PM, by LIFECHANGZ

    40 confuzzled yet? if all those little lights are possible choices, how do we choose? Can our choices be different on different days, in different times, in different moods, when we're sick? 203 more on Day #2, 100 MORE days of weight loss by Spangle ~ although she sugges... Read more

  • Pride - why is such a double-edged sword

    1/20/2020 10:15:16 AM, by PCOH051610

    Morning! This morning one of the captains of a team I am on indirectly brought up the issue of pride and by the responses it is something many of us struggle with. Why is that? Is it because Pride is listed in the Bible as being one of the 7 Deadly Sins? Is it from hearing that old saying, "pri... Read more

  • Monday's Laugh - Who Knew?

    1/20/2020 8:08:41 AM, by BONNIE1552

    ... Read more

  • Calling it a night

    1/19/2020 9:37:38 PM, by AHTRAP

    930 and I’m ready to call it a night. Was at the gym to play pickleball at 8 am, and I certainly got my exercise in, but I walked out of there very slowly. Hip and/or groin giving me some extensive grief. The snow shoveling yesterday, and/or the bowling Saturday didn't help what was already a slowly... Read more

  • Today's Motivation 1/19/2020

    1/19/2020 4:30:52 PM, by HAPPYDAZ1

    Today's Quote is by Thomas Jefferson: We will be soldiers, so our sons may be farmers, so their sons may be artists." Although this quote is attributed to Thomas Jefferson. there are those who believe John Adams actually said it. It doesn't really matter to me when it comes to what I t... Read more

  • Dreams????

    1/19/2020 3:26:26 PM, by MOMTOLJ

    Last week I started to write down my dreams for my life at my age. Every day, I wrote 5 dreams, some were the same and some not. At the end of the week I notice some were recurring so I took the 5 I seem to have more at heart and I noticed that by day 7 those dreams were turning into goals and some ... Read more

  • Football

    1/19/2020 1:58:43 PM, by KAYAHSLOANE1

    Championship Sunday! So we are down to the last 4 teams. Exciting. Packers & 49ers and then Chiefs & Titans. Almost time for the big game and its various commercials. Its sunny out and about 53 degrees F. We could use rain and snow but so far little rain. Its a desert though. I woke... Read more

  • Sunday's Laugh - Pop!

    1/19/2020 4:26:12 AM, by BONNIE1552

    Does make me jump........ Read more

  • The weather outside is frightful. That's all. Just frightful.

    1/19/2020 1:20:13 AM, by BECCACOZZIE

    Now I have heard and agreed that it's going to snow and be cold whether you decide to hate it or like it. Yes. Absolutely. Good point. This is what I want to remember. But I hate it, hate it, hate it, hate it. And did I mention I hate it? Okay, fit over. Sometimes a person just has t... Read more

  • Family planning

    1/18/2020 6:52:10 PM, by IMEMINE1

    There were these three girls who were getting married and they all met at the family planning office to discuss the options of having or not having a baby right away. They were two city girls and one farm girl. The counselor asked them if they planned on having a baby right away or were going to wai... Read more

  • Frustrated

    1/18/2020 5:48:34 PM, by CRAZYINSPIRED11

    At the beginning of the month, I lost almost 6 pounds within the first 10 days or so. Now, in the last 2 weeks my weight has went up and down in the same 3 pounds. Im in a few challenges, Im glad for my challenges, on my weigh in days, ive either lost a little or stayed the same. But its still so... Read more

  • 2020-01-18 Be BRAVE -- Forgive and ASK to be Forgiven

    1/18/2020 4:51:35 PM, by 75HEALTHYME

    2BDYNAMIC posted a really interesting blog today... titled "What IF?
    dual.asp?blog_id=6646767 in my comment I left this message... something that most of us at one time or another have done OR maybe should have done... ... Read more

  • 100+ Days #2 ~ I'll start tomorrow, er, now!

    1/18/2020 3:16:33 PM, by LIFECHANGZ

    As I think back, over the years, I can hear the voices in our family.... "let's start our diet... tomorrow, Monday, after the holiday ends... after vacation, after school starts back up, after, after, after..." and I notice this is paired with reasons to OVEReat in those moments - let's have... Read more

  • National Use Your Gift Card Day

    1/18/2020 12:21:52 PM, by HAPPYDAZ1

    The Aspire/Inspire Team Buddy Support Group January challenge asked participants involved in the challenge to blog about one of three different options this week. The option I choose this week was to blog about National Use Your Gift Card Day. January 18th is National Use Your Gift Card ... Read more

  • Day 18: Slow Cooker Soup

    1/18/2020 10:33:12 AM, by DOLLFACEDX

    Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup Minutes to Prepare: 15 Minutes to Cook: 405 Number of Servings: 6 Ingredients 1 bag 32 0z frozen southern style dices hash brown potatos, thawed 1/2 cup chopped raw onion i medium stalk celery, diced 1/2 cup 2 cans (14 oz each) 99% fat f... Read more

  • Day 18: Tone Your Triceps Without Weights?

    1/18/2020 10:24:22 AM, by DOLLFACEDX

    After enough reps of these, you'll be a believer! Lying Triceps Lifts Starting Position Begin lying face down on a mat, arms at your sides, palms facing the ceiling. Make sure your neck is in a neutral position. Action EXHALE: Keep body stationary and arms straigh... Read more

  • Today's Motivation 1/18/2020

    1/18/2020 10:24:16 AM, by HAPPYDAZ1

    With so many of us being hit with snow this time of year, I thought this might be appropriate today. Here's today's Motivation: I made myself a snowball As perfect as can be. I thought I’d keep it as a pet And let it sleep with me. I made it some pajamas And a pillow for it’s head ... Read more

  • A visit to my doctor after a particularly bad case of the “ why bothers”

    1/18/2020 10:06:15 AM, by PCOH051610

    Hi, Well, I’ve taken the proverbial bull by the horns and have told my doctor I want to lose weight. I think it was always the elephant in the room (no pun intended) especially the past few visits when I went because of increased GERD symptoms and, more recently, issues with one of my knees. ... Read more

  • Lord of the Abs: Hard Core

    1/18/2020 9:48:25 AM, by BKWERM

    Today's workout was a Gilad workout. I burn lots of calories with his workouts and I can really feel my core, which is now sore and I like Gilad and I like the background (Hawaiian beach) but I'm never eager to do his workouts. 24 I think it's because they are tough. I can do tough but it'... Read more

  • Saturday's Laugh - We Wait

    1/18/2020 6:16:35 AM, by BONNIE1552

    Have a great day, Sparkers!... Read more

  • Alas, there was no rattlesnake

    1/18/2020 12:59:47 AM, by AHTRAP

    Sadly, the menus online for the place I went tonight were out of date, and the current menus lacked the most interesting items the old ones had, namely the rattlesnake chorizo and the alligator sausage. I went with the bison/lamb merguez, which, if you read the description on the wiki page for that ... Read more

  • 1/17 Friday

    1/17/2020 6:03:33 PM, by KATHY_2019

    Well it has been a Rough Couple of Days First My Husband Was Rushed to the Hosp Wed I was Out of town on a Trip and Couldn't Make it There He had a CT Scan Done They Told him he had Bells palsy Hopeful with the Meds he Can get over it. 50 50 Chance. All i know is That i will take care of him He alwa... Read more

  • Winter is coming (again)

    1/17/2020 2:28:47 PM, by AHTRAP

    Winter storm affecting 90 million people in the US won't be missing southeastern Michigan this time, as we're due for 6-8 inches of snow before all is said and done. While not excited about it, I'm also feeling a sense of, "about time winter showed up in the way winter is supposed to show up," with ... Read more

  • Today's Motivation 1/17/2020

    1/17/2020 11:11:22 AM, by HAPPYDAZ1

    Here's a wonderful quote from Albert Einstein: "Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." Being a success is almost a selfish goal, because you’re striving to be a success for yourself. If you are striving to be of value, you are striving to help others! Don’t jus... Read more

  • Day 17: International Fave w/A Low-Carb Twist

    1/17/2020 9:01:22 AM, by DOLLFACEDX

    An Italian Favorite gets a Below-the-Border Twist. Tex Mex Calzones Minutes to Prepare: 30 Minutes to Cook: 15 Number of Servings: 4 Ingredients 1 pound ground turkey, extra lean 1/2 c onion, chopped fine 2 garlic cloves, minced 3/4 t ground cumin 1 1/2 t dark ... Read more

  • Day 17: Power Up Your Lunges

    1/17/2020 8:50:55 AM, by DOLLFACEDX

    An Interesting Way to Add Weights to Your Lunges Lunges with Cable Cross Machine Starting Position Select desired weight. Adjust both pulleys to the lowest position. Place the hand grip attachments onto the pulley carabiners. Stand at the center of the cable cross m... Read more

  • Friday's Laugh - Need A Second Look

    1/17/2020 8:28:11 AM, by BONNIE1552

    Made me look twice.... Read more

  • Jokes amd making goals

    1/16/2020 9:01:52 PM, by CANDOK1260

    Here's my Week Two BSG Blog Questions: How often do you make goals? I make goals at least once a month. But I also do them for my teams Aspire &inspire, 2020 Winter 5% Challenge Walkers, Runners, Joggers, and BLC 42 -SPARK SISTERS RISING. Do you write them down and revisit them? I try t... Read more

  • Some need to howl at the midwinter moon

    1/16/2020 7:56:27 PM, by AHTRAP

    Nothing to say today, so that is a line from the song I'm listening to just now, "Between Sun and Moon," by Rush. That band has a regular place in my listening habits, but has been in heavy rotation over the past 6 days, after Neil Peart's death. === I don't often stick to playing mobile ... Read more

  • Exercise and tentative food ideas for dinner

    1/16/2020 7:13:59 PM, by KAYAHSLOANE1

    Wednesday-Walk, Yoga, TnT (Upper Body workout) Cardio Dinner-Fish, potato salad or salad, green beans Thursday-Cardio, Yoga, Walk Dinner-Stir-Fry Friday-Yoga, Walk, Cardio, TnT (Core Work Out-Kettlebells & Battle Ropes) Dinner-Leftovers, fend for yourself Saturday-Yoga, Hiking,... Read more

  • 100+ Days #1 Believe it! Others have done it!

    1/16/2020 5:27:46 PM, by LIFECHANGZ

    38 What pops into your brain when you hear the statement - Other's have done it and so can you! 40 I have pondered this before and realized that my 1st thought is NO, I CAN'T! This is followed quickly by... I've tried. I can't do what they did. I never have... it's hopeless. urgh… fr... Read more

  • Today's Motivation 1/16/2020

    1/16/2020 4:59:10 PM, by HAPPYDAZ1

    Today's Motivation: To be a champ, you have to believe in yourself when no one else will. Here are my thoughts: Sometimes, you won’t always get the support you want. Your ideas will often be rejected or criticized before they are accepted. Your goals may seem unreasonable or imprac... Read more

  • Day 16: Warm, Yummy Soup

    1/16/2020 8:31:51 AM, by DOLLFACEDX

    This tomato soup is so rich and thick you'll swear it's laden with cream and butter. The trick is really good tomatoes. Tomato Soup Minutes to Prepare: 10 Minutes to Cook: 20 Number of Servings: 8 Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow or white onion, chopped... Read more

  • Day 16: Let's Work Our Arms

    1/16/2020 8:25:11 AM, by DOLLFACEDX

    Get the dancer's arms you've always wanted with this fun barre video! 17-Minute Barre Workout
    ?video=28 Your Spark Neighbor, Dolly 87 ... Read more

  • Thursday's Laugh - Magnetized

    1/16/2020 3:31:15 AM, by BONNIE1552

    Not just calls my name.... Read more

  • Snow Day

    1/16/2020 12:51:23 AM, by L3DESIGNS

    Lots of snow here.... 18yo headed out to shovel first thing. Then we had a great relaxing snow day. Did some cleaning (and a million stairs in the process), one kid did their laundry, they did the dishes! And an afternoon nap! And then tonight, Motivated by the notification that I was the f... Read more

  • Busy day and DD arrived for her visit

    1/15/2020 5:45:29 PM, by POLSKARENIA

    So, this morning started well with a good workout and weighing in at a pound less, all great! Then there was the downstairs to vacuum, before taking Zaba out and checking up on the work in the apartment. Next week should see the apartment painted, tiling finished in the bathroom and kitchen floor ti... Read more

  • when the prawn hits the conflicted shrimp

    1/15/2020 5:17:42 PM, by AHTRAP

    Today's wikipedia rabbit hole led from some opening point I don't even remember to the difference between prawns (three of their pairs of legs have claws!) and shrimp (more bendy than prawns!), to Fiona Apple's albums (had to look up what the 'when the pawn...' album's full title was), through to Qu... Read more