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  • Tuesday

    2/18/2020 2:15:28 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill and dog walk today. Need goodness to happen today.... Read more

  • Waiting

    2/18/2020 12:31:16 PM, by NEWROSE

    I finally got through my annual physical. I don't know the blood test results yet but my weight was down almost 7 pounds from last year. Since my goal is to lose another 13 before we go on our cruise, I was enjoying the prospect of surprising my doctor at our next physical. I have done some end o... Read more

  • sunny days are ahead

    2/18/2020 12:21:02 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Note: There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Hang in there and trust that God is picking out the perfect job for you. A job that shows off your talents, that you love, and you can make a difference in. Be thankful and ask for what you need. Hug.... This was a message I got in a goodie thi... Read more

  • Rescue Dogs Compete In 10 Adorable Categories In Annual American Rescue Dog Show

    2/18/2020 11:20:26 AM, by LOSER05

    blog.theanimalrescuesite.great
    ergood.com/american-rescue
    -dog-show/?gg_medium=fk&gg
    _source=fk-c4m&gg_term=217
    2020&gg_campaign=american-
    rescue-dog-show&gg_content=blog-link... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    2/18/2020 10:10:13 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Today's Fun Fact

    2/18/2020 8:17:50 AM, by BTRFLYDOG

    In Iowa anyone trying to pass off margarine as real butter is guilty of a misdemeanor under the state's food-labeling laws. "Renovated butter" must also be labeled as such. 40 Renovated Butter??? 40... Read more

  • tuesday

    2/18/2020 7:39:19 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    its snowing, but its supposed to change over to sleet and go to high winds. i HAVE to go shopping...out of eggs at the bakery so no choice...lucy is out and as soon as i think she has sufficient time out i'm going to go get it done before it gets worse. shouldnt take too long i dont have a long list... Read more

  • 2-18-20

    2/18/2020 5:38:32 AM, by ELRIDDICK

    Have a great day!... Read more

  • National Battery Day

    2/18/2020 4:40:51 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : Always February 18 People get a charge out of National Battery Day. We are absolutely energized about the many uses and applications for batteries. Today is an opportunity to celebrate a vital and useful invention. Batteries are used everywhere, from the battlefield... Read more

  • Weather

    2/18/2020 12:15:58 AM, by ZRIE014

    It warmed up to the upper 60s after 46. It is 57 outside and 69 inside.... Read more

  • 2-17-20

    2/17/2020 11:38:32 PM, by ELRIDDICK

    Have a great day!... Read more

  • Little steps

    2/17/2020 7:10:36 PM, by DAVIDJEANETTE

    Went to a park here called Micke Grove today with my baby. He is rescue and it is amazing watching all his firsts. His first time seeing and chasing a squirrel. So much green he did not know what to do. I realized its those little things that matter. In 6 weeks .4 ounces left me. I still lost.... Read more

  • Day 2

    2/17/2020 5:05:57 PM, by LORNAANN

    Today has been a great day 2. Dispite the fact that hubby wanted to go out to eat I am doing very well. I am refusing to eat at fast food places and when we did go out I made great choices. I hope it continues to be this easy to make good choices. Trying not to stress eat, first radiation treatment ... Read more

  • Buca Di Beppo

    2/17/2020 4:50:53 PM, by NEWROSE

    I got invited to my great nephew's birthday party. It was to be at Buca Di Beppo. Just what I need! I was beginning to see progress in my eating habits. I often hit the right ratios without plotting it all out in advance. My problem with Buca is the giant plates of food which you can't really meas... Read more

  • Great doctor visit!

    2/17/2020 2:19:06 PM, by PICKIE98

    LDL 90 TRIS 242 A1C 6.1 FBS 117 BP 124/80 My liver profile, protein, kidney function, iron and Vit D are perfect. He also took me off the Plavix, agreed with me about taking my Cardizem at night instead of morning. I was reading a medical journal of a clinical study o... Read more

  • At Least 300 Dogs Harmed by Vitamins in Hill's Canned Foo

    2/17/2020 12:12:25 PM, by LOSER05

    healthypets.mercola.com/sites/
    healthypets/archive/2020/0
    2/17/hills-pet-nutrition-r
    ecall.aspx?cid_source=pets
    nl&cid_medium=email&cid_co
    ntent=art1HL&cid=20200217Z
    1&et_cid=DM460340&et_rid=812206147... Read more

  • monday not as blue

    2/17/2020 9:42:20 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Thanks to everyone who took time to read and comment on my blog yesterday. I was in a dark mood, feeling sorry for myself I guess. But after posting that, I filled out six more job applications. It seemed like much more. I am just really hoping whatever I end up with isnt so horrible, lol. ... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    2/17/2020 9:39:05 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Monday

    2/17/2020 9:37:54 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill complete. Podiatrist at 1:30. I hope I can walk normal tomorrow. Have a good day.... Read more

  • Today's Fun Fact

    2/17/2020 8:28:58 AM, by BTRFLYDOG

    The first pre-packaged, boxed cereal was called Wheatena and created in New York in 1879 by George H. Hoyt, according to Homestat Farm, the company that eventually bought the Wheatena brand in 2001. Before Hoyt, most cereals (usually wheat- or oatmeal-based) were sold in bulk and scooped out of larg... Read more

  • President's Day

    2/17/2020 4:38:17 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated (Observed): Since 1968, it is observed on the third Monday in February President's Day is a day set aside to honor all of the U.S. presidents. We often think of two great presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln when we celebrate this holiday, as it fal... Read more

  • Weather

    2/17/2020 12:13:16 AM, by ZRIE014

    It warmed up to the upper 60s after 46. It is 57 outside and 69 inside.... Read more

  • Monday

    2/17/2020 12:12:56 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    Big day today..surprise coming. House is pretty well done. Have to prep bakery..will need to go shopping too but probably Tuesday. Hope everyone has a good day!!!... Read more

  • 2-16-20

    2/16/2020 10:51:39 PM, by ELRIDDICK

    Have a great day!... Read more

  • Looking Into Your Dog’s Eyes Is Releasing Your Love Hormone!

    2/16/2020 6:28:10 PM, by LOSER05

    www.thepetlabco.com/blogs/dogs
    /looking-into-your-dog-s-e
    yes-is-releasing-your-love
    -hormone... Read more

  • You Are What You Eat

    2/16/2020 4:06:25 PM, by BEDA65

    I wrote this the other day on the community feed, but now I'm really curious about it. Please play along and sate my curiosity. If you are what you eat, I say I'm a salad because that's mostly what I eat. I know other people have their own go to meals that they eat more often. What wou... Read more

  • Sunday

    2/16/2020 2:56:53 PM, by ROX525

    Church and a whole lot of treadmill and walking.... Read more

  • Sunny Sunday

    2/16/2020 1:30:07 PM, by PICKIE98

    We have actual sunshine today! It is not as cold (20's), but the sun is shining and it is not snowing! Tomorrow is my follow-up appointment with my GP about my Aricept use. I do not see any improvement in my memory, but it has only been two weeks. I did notice that even though I am not sleepin... Read more

  • Today's Fun Fact

    2/16/2020 12:38:33 PM, by BTRFLYDOG

    Mel Blanc actually ate carrots while voicing the iconic character. Watched Bugs Bunny and the Roadrunner every Saturday growing up.... Read more

  • A New Start

    2/16/2020 12:34:05 PM, by LORNAANN

    Wow, it's been almost 3 years since my last blog entry. At the time my husband was battling cancer and I was working full time and also caring for him. Things have certainly changed since then. Later that year the cancer drugs caused heart failure ad I was told to plan his funeral. Thankfully he is ... Read more

  • The true cause of happiness

    2/16/2020 12:11:31 PM, by WHITE-2

    "It is our habit to think that there is some reason for our feeling of happiness - the bright green of spring leaves, the sound of laughter of a child, or the sensations you get from playing in the ocean. However what reallly causes the feeling of happiness is the silent, benevolent presence in the ... Read more

  • Sunday

    2/16/2020 10:40:45 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    so, so sick of cleaning. as soon as i'm done this i need to throw in a washing of the lucy floor covering (prevents muddy paw marks) and the couch cover. i have cats, rotten filthy creatures that they are. i've had them all my life and loved them but these 2 are the most destructive things..i will n... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    2/16/2020 9:36:58 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • let down in a small town

    2/16/2020 9:35:04 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    So far 2020 is a bust. I know its early in the year and time to start turning this around!!! I find myself blue and depressed very much recently. Internet outages have plagued us the entire year, I possibly lost a job because of it. The employer had tried to contact me to get some needed inf... Read more

  • Sunday Brilliant Thoughts

    2/16/2020 9:13:13 AM, by THISTIME18

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  • Do a Grouch a Favor Day

    2/16/2020 9:01:43 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : Always February 16 Do a Grouch a Favor today. Do it and make the world a better place. Everyone has been a grouch at one time or another. Some people are seemingly grouches all of the time. It's in their nature. Others are occasional grouches, influenced ... Read more

  • Weather

    2/16/2020 12:16:25 AM, by ZRIE014

    It warmed up to 68 after 49. It is 58 outside and 68 inside.... Read more

  • Weather

    2/16/2020 12:16:25 AM, by ZRIE014

    It warmed up to 68 after 49. It is 58 outside and 68 inside.... Read more

  • 2-15-20

    2/15/2020 10:58:06 PM, by ELRIDDICK

    Have a great day!... Read more

  • Woman Never Stops Checking on Chained Dog

    2/15/2020 6:45:38 PM, by LOSER05

    healthypets.mercola.com/sites/
    healthypets/archive/2020/0
    2/15/woman-never-stops-che
    cking-on-chained-dog.aspx?
    cid_source=petsnl&cid_medi
    um=email&cid_content=art2H
    L&cid=20200215Z1&et_cid=DM455633&et_rid=810895781... Read more

  • Saturday

    2/15/2020 6:35:48 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill complete. Took it easy today.... Read more

  • Saturday

    2/15/2020 2:17:43 PM, by PICKIE98

    Listening to Paul Greene, Pavoratti`, Jeff Buckley, Luther Vandross, Harry Styles, Nine Inch Nails..... Read more

  • Today's Fun Fact

    2/15/2020 1:24:39 PM, by BTRFLYDOG

    Incas believed that sunflowers were the physical manifestation of the Sun God on Earth. ... Read more

  • Just another day to keep keeping on!

    2/15/2020 1:16:11 PM, by NEBRASKANNIE

    Yesterday was a busy day. I had the little all day and overnight. It was Valentines day, so of course there was too much candy at pre-school! But it was fun and he was great. Being 5 brings new challenges but that's also why I feel so lucky to be the one to meet them! I've managed to walk/dance... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    2/15/2020 11:33:58 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Afternoon tea in Valentine's Day

    2/15/2020 9:22:45 AM, by STARMONICA

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  • National Gumdrop Day

    2/15/2020 8:29:58 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : Always February 15 National Gumdrop Day honors the popular, gelatin-based candy. Gumdrops have been a favorite candy for many decades. Nowadays, the "Gummi" candies which are the same gelatin base, are the most popular gumdrop type of sweet. On National ... Read more

  • Saturday Humor

    2/15/2020 7:04:38 AM, by THISTIME18

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  • Saturday

    2/15/2020 6:53:09 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    Off to the bakery to check the pipes and clean..so many in and out floors need a going over. Then home to clean more..will be glad when Monday is done—have a meeting here and I always stress about my old, needs updating, floor covering, and wall painting house. Then working on a pair of socks for ... Read more

  • Tired But Preparing for Our the Trip

    2/15/2020 3:11:28 AM, by KALISWALKER

    As I prepare for 5 weeks in South America, I am doing my best to ready the house, plan for the dogs, get through a zillion to do lists, and start packing. Update about our cruise. 7 of us were planning on traveling together, but the couple from Malaysia decided not to go. Even though their fli... Read more

  • Weather

    2/15/2020 12:19:58 AM, by ZRIE014

    It warmed up to the upper 60s after 47. It is 56 outside and 68 inside.... Read more

  • Happy Valentine's Day to my Spark Family!

    2/14/2020 10:25:18 PM, by BEDA65

    Wishing all my friends a wonderful Happy Valentine's Day! God bless you all! Spark On! ~B~... Read more

  • 2-14-20

    2/14/2020 10:20:41 PM, by ELRIDDICK

    Have a great day!... Read more

  • Technology won’t block my progress

    2/14/2020 9:15:21 PM, by KGWINDER

    I had bought a new computer to support my health reboot. I still can be here on my tiny phone screen but just so much more of a hair pulling experience. I felt like throwing in the towel trying to log food after my new laptop repeatedly froze up today. But I just kept at it and discovered a few th... Read more

  • Moderation

    2/14/2020 3:05:45 PM, by DAWN220

    Moderation - sounds so easy but sometimes can be soooooo hard. Most of us have trigger foods. I know I do: ice cream and chocolate. Oh, how about ice cream and chocolate! I have not found out how to eat those in moderation, especially M & M's. For this reason I do not keep them in the house.... Read more

  • Chilly Friday

    2/14/2020 2:28:31 PM, by PICKIE98

    It is beginning to get a little chilly here in Michigan:12 degrees before wind chill. I had so many clothes on this morning to run errands that I was sure that my clothes would spew out if I unzipped the zipper on my jacket! I need somebody to come in my yard and make the snow angels I am no ... Read more

  • FDA Cautions Pet Owners Not to Feed One Lot of Aunt Jeni’s Home Made Frozen Raw Pet Food Due to Salm

    2/14/2020 2:26:25 PM, by LOSER05

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    en-raw-pet-food-due-salmon
    ella?utm_campaign=2-14-202
    0-AuntJeni&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Eloqua... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    2/14/2020 10:08:50 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Happy Valentine's Day

    2/14/2020 10:01:10 AM, by ROX525

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  • Happy Valentines Day!

    2/14/2020 9:29:38 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    I havent had a human Valentine in years...and my ex husband and then ex sig other were never ones to acknowledge it. It amazes me the people that get upset or angry if they dont get acknowledgement. I was always happy that they showed their love all year not just for one day. I always made a special... Read more

  • Valentine's Day

    2/14/2020 7:25:44 AM, by ADKISTLER

    When: February 14 Valentine's Day is a celebration of love and lovers. The roots of Valentine's Day goes back to ancient times, when people paid honor to the Roman God of Fertility. This was known as the Feast of Lupercalia, and was celebrated even then on February 14th. The traditio... Read more

  • Well, ok, then.....

    2/14/2020 6:43:43 AM, by ANAIS57

    Today is a weigh-in and the scale registered 1 lb down and 4 more inches fell away. I've lost 6lbs and 14 inches overall! This has been since I joined Anytime Fitness back in October. There was a bunch of yoyoing around the holidays. I tried Noom and then I came back to SP and said I would give it m... Read more

  • Happy Valentine's

    2/14/2020 5:43:13 AM, by THISTIME18

    I know the feeling!... Read more

  • Weather

    2/14/2020 12:17:59 AM, by ZRIE014

    It warmed up to the upper 60s after 46. It is 56 outside and 68 inside.... Read more

  • Thursday

    2/13/2020 4:39:15 PM, by PICKIE98

    I fared much better at P.T. today after I told Casey that I figured out that it had to be the ankle weights. He then proceeded to tell me that he added another half-pound to each leg yesterday! NO weights today. I did fine, no inhaler or S.O.B. It has been snowing here since the middle of the ... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    2/13/2020 12:52:52 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • 14 Signs You Are A Crazy Beagle Person

    2/13/2020 12:34:16 PM, by LOSER05

    www.pawbuzz.com/14-signs-you-a
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  • Who am I doing this for?

    2/13/2020 11:57:13 AM, by NEBRASKANNIE

    I decided yesterday that blogging once a week was fine, nobody really reads these anyway, and I'm short on time so that's one thing I could cut out. Well, not so fast. What about counting my blessings? I'm already thinking I'm anxious about meeting my goals, so I'm cutting out something that HELPS m... Read more

  • Hope

    2/13/2020 10:27:30 AM, by BEDA65

    ~Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.~ Hebrews 10:23 NLT Despite God's promises, despite Christ's love, and despite our countless blessings, we frail human beings can still lose hope from time to time. When we do,... Read more

  • thursday

    2/13/2020 9:36:12 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    and the cleaning continues. Snow is sifting down..so pretty!! finishing up all the valentines orders... temp is supposed to plummet..from 30 above to 5 below and a high of one below for tomorrow. then back up. snow went off the roof last night and is at about the 5.5 foot mark on lucys 6 foot f... Read more

  • Today's Fun Fact

    2/13/2020 8:12:41 AM, by BTRFLYDOG

    Humming Birds are the smallest migrating bird. They don’t migrate in flocks like other species, and they typically travel alone for up to 500 miles at a time. Their name comes from the humming noise their wings make because they beat so fast. We have been getting a lot of them at our fee... Read more

  • Get a Different Name Day

    2/13/2020 6:51:55 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Celebrated : Always February 13 Get a Different Name Day is is for those who are not fond of the name given to them. At birth, we are given a first name, a middle name and a last name. It wasn't our choosing. Rather, our parents bestowed it upon us. If you like your name, good f... Read more

  • 2-13-20

    2/13/2020 5:48:26 AM, by ELRIDDICK

    Have a great day!... Read more

  • Weather

    2/13/2020 12:16:09 AM, by ZRIE014

    It warmed up to the mid 60s after 49. It is 56 outside and 68 inside.... Read more

  • Great Day

    2/12/2020 11:43:03 PM, by KGWINDER

    After a down day today was so different. I even got a dress and make up on and met a friend for coffee. Got and delivered Valentine gifts. I did walking and tracked my food. Nice to know that down days can have a balancing good day. Thanks cheerleaders.... Read more

  • Can My Pet Contract Coronavirus?

    2/12/2020 7:52:21 PM, by LOSER05

    www.1800petmeds.com/education/
    can-my-pet-contract-corona
    virus.htm... Read more

  • No energy at all

    2/12/2020 5:00:54 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, the low energy (sometimes no energy) is back. No matter if I do take iron pills and B12 pills or not, I am tired. As we speak, I am REALLY tired. I had plenty of sleep last night (a little over 8 hours of sleep) . I know that I am not depressed (if I am, it's not even a 1 on the scale) because... Read more

  • I survived!

    2/12/2020 4:41:57 PM, by PICKIE98

    I got my income taxes prepped this morning and I survived again! I have always stressed out over this task. I have been filing income taxes for 50 years and I stress out every single year. Last year was the first year I only had one set of taxes to prepare, but I still tossed and turned th... Read more

  • "Vega-Tables"

    2/12/2020 2:22:51 PM, by EDWARDS1411

    I was reading a Spark Member's blog this morning, "Learning to "love" --veggies!" by Leanjeans6 and it brought to mind this little kinown oldie but goodie (1967) song by The Beach Boys, called, "Vegetables" or as originally titled "Vega-Tables". Wikipedia tells us that, "The song was partly in... Read more

  • Packing for South America & Back on Track

    2/12/2020 1:13:43 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am preparing for my South American trip, leaving here Feb. 23. There are 7 of us traveling together, starting with 9 days in Peru; then a 14 days cruise from Chile to Buenos Aires. Our last days will be in Brazil and Argentina. We are doing walking tours in various cities along the way. I los... Read more

  • Patience

    2/12/2020 10:20:17 AM, by THISTIME18

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  • weds

    2/12/2020 9:26:38 AM, by NIGHTSKYSTAR

    Good Morning!! I got up early and cleaned the kitchen...i deep cleaned at Christmas so it was just making sure everything was in its place and other things put away. as usual i found some Christmas things I had missed when i did the takedown in January, but all is where it belongs now. one room down... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    2/12/2020 9:14:05 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Today's Fun Fact

    2/12/2020 8:13:04 AM, by BTRFLYDOG

    First held in 1877, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is America’s second-longest continuously held sporting event, behind only the Kentucky Derby. This fellow won last night ... Read more

  • Abraham Lincoln's Birthday

    2/12/2020 6:58:26 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Date When Observed: February 12th.is Abraham Lincoln's actual birth date. However, in modern times President Lincoln and all of the U.S. Presidents, are celebrated on President's Day. (The third Monday in February). Every American knows President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President ... Read more

  • 2-12-20

    2/12/2020 5:49:16 AM, by ELRIDDICK

    Have a great day!... Read more

  • Wednesday

    2/12/2020 5:15:48 AM, by ROX525

    Horrible nights sleep. Hope for a good day. ... Read more

  • Weather

    2/12/2020 12:17:32 AM, by ZRIE014

    It warmed up to the upper 60s after 48. It is 56 outside and 68 inside.... Read more

  • headache

    2/11/2020 10:09:48 PM, by KGWINDER

    day 7 stayed down as standing up returns headache. logged food exercise did not happen bite me... Read more

  • Tuesday

    2/11/2020 6:39:36 PM, by PICKIE98

    I had the worst time at P.T. I have ever had, this morning. I had to actually use my rescue inhaler and stop a lot. I did complete it, but only kept up well with the machines. I did not quit, but had to reduce my time on the bars. It has been snowing here for a co9uple hours. Lovely.... Read more

  • Self-forgiveness vs beating yourself up...

    2/11/2020 1:43:26 PM, by NEBRASKANNIE

    Well, I didn't stick to my food plan last night. I got hungry and ate cookies my DH (!) left on the kitchen table. We've had this discussion many times (he's good about hiding them, too), but ultimately it's my decision what I put in my mouth. I'm an addict, and I have a very hard time with sugar. I... Read more

  • The 14 Best Dogs For First-Time Owners

    2/11/2020 1:42:00 PM, by LOSER05

    www.womansday.com/life/pet-car
    e/g30459463/best-dogs-for-
    first-time-owners/?source=
    nl&utm_source=nl_wdy&utm_m
    edium=email&date=012020&ut
    m_campaign=nl19163500... Read more