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  • 20th November

    11/20/2019 2:38:23 AM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
    .org/media/817311/november
    _2019.jpg "Sign up to join a new course, activity or evening class" I was tempted, the other day, to sign up for Zumba. But I don't have time for any more classes. I work 30 hours a week, I have a Cornish language evenin... Read more

  • 19th of November

    11/20/2019 12:19:55 AM, by NOCALORIES

    Good day! Enjoyed being outside and be in the sunshine. It was a day of seeing goodness in my steps. Appreciating Spark People and all the benefits that are shared.... Read more

  • Thankful In Threes 11.19

    11/19/2019 10:19:51 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    I am thankful... For a cinnamon sugar coated mini pumpkin donut 🍩 for breakfast. I love harvest treats. for my mom and dad and for having a half hour in our (just my youngest three with me) schedule to stop by their place to say hello 👋. for my husband’s willingness to ma... Read more

  • Hooray for Humor!

    11/19/2019 10:13:50 PM, by AMYBELLES

    Today I am thankful for humor. They say laughter is the best medicine, and I totally agree. Finding something to laugh about lightens up your life. Sometimes we just have to stop taking things so seriously! Whether joking around with a family member or friend, looking at funny pictures on Faceboo... Read more

  • Day 77 - Broke the plateau

    11/19/2019 3:20:01 PM, by DRAGONPRYF

    590 I have been yo-yoing between 226 and 224.8 for weeks. I finally broke through to 223.8! Man that felt good! I think I owe it to my gym. SO last week was awful... Mom was difficult, have to find a lawyer for the surgical bill, not sleeping well due to new thyroid meds, next year's ... Read more

  • 18th & 19th November

    11/19/2019 4:34:49 AM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    I didn't post yesterday - so this is 18th and 19th November https://www.actionforhappiness
    .org/media/817311/november
    _2019.jpg 18th November "Join a new online community on a topic that interests you" No. I'm already involved with enough things on-line, and off-line! I'... Read more

  • A Great, Busy Day

    11/18/2019 10:12:10 PM, by AMYBELLES

    It is now close to 10:00, and I don't want to break my streak of blog writing each day for this month! It was a great, busy day, so that is what I am grateful for today. First of all, the weather was gorgeous, sunny and up to the lower 70's, after colder, gloomy weather the last four days. I also ... Read more

  • 18th of November

    11/18/2019 10:04:34 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good day! Living being motivated to be healthy. Did some picking up in the bedroom and making it more attractive. Did some cleaning in the kitchen. Nice weather today with beautiful sunshine. Making it happen to drink 64oz. of water.... Read more

  • Thankful In Threes 11.18

    11/18/2019 10:01:34 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    I am thankful... for a fabulous choir director and piano 🎹 accompanist…really looking forward to the festival of lights. That it was possible to catch up where I left off with a friend 👭. She is rarely in town but called to say let’s get together. That I have been able to... Read more

  • Plant Seeds of Expectation

    11/18/2019 8:55:57 PM, by SPICY23

    Saw this suggestion as part of a bigger quote: "Plant Seeds of Expectation"... Huh. Uh, OK.... The implication is plant seeds of expectation for the results you want to create. I think most of us do that naturally the moment we conceive an idea and envision an outcome. I can also guess tha... Read more

  • Thankful In Threes 11.17

    11/17/2019 11:33:37 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    I am thankful... for a timely 128 sermon on mercy through adversity. that my husband spent the afternoon 67 chopping the logs he brought home home yesterday into useable pieces of firewood. for a productive evening of shopping with my husband 342 for my daughter’s 21s... Read more

  • 17th of November

    11/17/2019 11:21:02 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good day! Enjoyed getting up and the sunshining. Made it very easy to get dressed and be ready to tach Sunday School. Lots of love in church today. Enjoyed having a restful afternoon and apppreciating God's beauty that surrounded me. Ready for the new week.... Read more

  • Thank you, SparkPeople, My Aspire and Inspire Team and SparkFriends!

    11/17/2019 8:19:19 PM, by AMYBELLES

    Today (and every day) I am very grateful to belong to this great website and community. SparkPeople has changed my life for the better, as I have strived to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle. I have learned a lot here and made many great SparkFriends! It's hard to believe that I join... Read more

  • UPLIFTING

    11/17/2019 7:21:04 PM, by FUNLOVEN

    I won't bore everyone with the details. You will know exactly what I mean when I tell you that I have had an absolutely awful week with my eating behaviors. Despite setting intentions and trying to be kind and gentle with myself, nothing seemed to keep the food demons at bay. On a positive no... Read more

  • 17 November 2019

    11/17/2019 3:23:10 PM, by DSJB9999

    Still trying to make good choices however I couldn't go to WI last week so am hoping for the best this Tuesday. My hubby did remind me a couple of times today to remember my plan for Tuesday so I thanked him and did the right thing. I have started writing my Christmas cards and one day this we... Read more

  • Saturdays are Payday! Week 3

    11/17/2019 12:12:11 PM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    Time to pay myself for my efforts this week!!! My pay: $1 for each day I eat on plan $1 for each day I make step goal $2 for each gym visit $10 for each pound lost. Saturday: made steps Sunday: Monday: made steps Tuesday: made steps Wednesday: Thursday: made steps Fr... Read more

  • Serene Sunday

    11/17/2019 9:44:50 AM, by MAWMAW101

    The first snowfall of the season at dusk in my home town! 576 As I get older I have begun to dislike winter, cold weather, snow and ice more than usual. This year I hope to look at things differently and enjoy pictures of winter. I plan to make a list of all the things I used to love about... Read more

  • 17th November

    11/17/2019 9:35:07 AM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
    .org/media/817311/november
    _2019.jpg "Visit a local place of interest that you've not been to before." Well, I didn't do this one today. I think you need to plan ahead a bit for some of these tasks! However, tomorrow evening I am going to a t... Read more

  • Thankful In Threes 11.16

    11/16/2019 11:47:23 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    I am thankful... For the firewood that D20 and my husband brought home today. We will have wood to burn 556 for the holidays just because they were willing to do the work. that my husband thought of me when he was out today and brought me home a box of Good & Plenty 26 . tha... Read more

  • Never Take My Health for Granted!

    11/16/2019 8:36:19 PM, by AMYBELLES

    I feel like I’ve been a bit of a complainer lately. I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather with some congestion, sore throat, headache and fatigue, either from allergies or a cold. Plus, I have had left shoulder pain since early September that hasn’t been diagnosed yet, besides that it has develo... Read more

  • A Sense of Purpose as I Near a Goal

    11/16/2019 4:27:47 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This week each day I wake with a sense of purpose, to make progress towards my interim goal the 180's. I am doing better staying in my calorie range, so my weigh-in this morning 190.6 pounds, thrilling so close! I am optimistic that I can lose .7 pounds in the last 2 weeks of the challenge. I am les... Read more

  • 16th November

    11/16/2019 3:46:12 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
    .org/media/817311/november
    _2019.jpg "Learn a new skill from a friend, and teach them one of yours" I didn't do this one today.... Read more

  • Our poor Dog

    11/16/2019 1:00:21 PM, by IMEMINE1

    Hi everyone, It has been a long week and some. Our dog Tushie is getting better. She can't walk yet but can push herself up and stand a bit (like a new born colt) but we are hopeful. She actually wasn't on the meds long because she kept throwing them up. She didn't eat for 3 days (Her eyes ... Read more

  • Thankful In Threes 11.15

    11/15/2019 10:15:17 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    I am thankful... that my husband was able to find a ride to the repair shop to pick up the van before it closed for the weekend 244 . This meant my daughter didn’t have to cancel her counseling appointment which was especially needed today. for my daughter’s counseling center being ... Read more

  • The Magic of Music

    11/15/2019 8:33:30 PM, by AMYBELLES

    I love music! It has a magic to it! It's amazing how listening to a particular song can bring back a special memory or make you feel happy, calm or energized. I am grateful for the lyrics and melodies from so many talented artists. I often wish I had musical talent - maybe in my next life! But... Read more

  • Do you have a favorite holiday movie? Here is a list to jog your memory...

    11/15/2019 6:45:55 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.people.com/tv/tv-christmas
    -movies-list/ I like the Grinch movie. chris... Read more

  • Week Update & Untapped Tools

    11/15/2019 5:39:48 PM, by SPICY23

    Week Update: Sat - Nordic Trac, walk, prep for craft show Sun - Walk, housekeeping, prep for craft show Mon - Nordic Trac, creative projects, organize book shelf Tue - strength training, lunch walk, work on a puzzle, bonus stretching, Wed - lunch walk, reading, ate a frog @ work Thurs... Read more

  • 15th November

    11/15/2019 2:38:54 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
    .org/media/817311/november
    _2019.jpg "Look at life through someone else's eyes, and see their perspective" Today I took part in an amateur music festival - different 'classes' of music perform and are judged and given points etc. I was with the ad... Read more

  • Decluttering Kitchen and Getting Ready for Sock Hop

    11/15/2019 1:43:27 PM, by KALISWALKER

    One of my Spark teammates let me know she has joined TOPS too. It's nice to get feedback and I wish her all the best. I've been Sparking for years and joining this group has given a little push to try harder. Last week I kept seeing on youtube about people losing their minds over Popeye's Chic... Read more

  • How I feel when a friend asks me to go out to eat at a restaurant

    11/15/2019 12:53:46 PM, by THETROUT

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  • Day 73 - Another bad day

    11/15/2019 12:23:45 PM, by DRAGONPRYF

    I think I need to find a way to not let "HER" bother me. I am in the dog house again because she said she was "aching all over" which I was supposed to understand she was sick. I just got off a 30 minutes emotional abuse session on the phone here at work because I didn't show the "correct" amount ... Read more

  • Thankful In Threes 11.14

    11/14/2019 10:46:34 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    I am thankful... that we have had two working vehicles 🚐 🚙 for about a year now. Just realized how easy it is to take that for granted as one is in the shop for a few days to have work done. for finding a 1500 piece frozen treats puzzle 🍦🧩 for D20’s upcoming birthday which is only ... Read more

  • The Little Things

    11/14/2019 9:41:42 PM, by AMYBELLES

    Part of being mindful is taking time to be aware of the present moment and appreciating the little things all around us that we experience through the five senses. The beautiful colors in a sunset... The sound of a bird's sweet song in the morning... The soothing smell of my lav... Read more

  • 14th of November

    11/14/2019 9:32:23 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good day! Finished the 10 week BLchallenge for Autumn. Eating healthy and happy. Still lack drinking some water to get 64oz. I have time and will make it happen. Thank you to all the Rockin' Red Foxes you bless me daily.... Read more

  • Weigh every day???

    11/14/2019 4:54:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    7. Keep track of your progress. Weighing in at least once a day and keeping track of food intake is essential for most NWCR members." NWCR National Weight Control Registry I have heard lately to weigh everyday. Is this new?... Read more

  • Day 72 - Nov. 14, 2019 - Doors, Doors, Doors

    11/14/2019 2:29:33 PM, by DRAGONPRYF

    For some reason Doors have been prevalent in my life. I was reading the Ten Thousand Doors of January. I named my new cat Janus, the Roman God or Doors and New Beginnings. I am now reading The Starless Sea. I thought is was about an imaginary library but again it's full of secret doors to get ... Read more

  • 14th November

    11/14/2019 1:02:45 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
    .org/media/817311/november
    _2019.jpg "Tell a friend about something helpful you learned recently" I can't really say I've done this today. But, it comes very naturally to me to pass on new information and to share ideas (as most of you Spark... Read more

  • Thursday fun

    11/14/2019 9:53:51 AM, by MAWMAW101

    Recently son #4 asked if I would get a DNA test to go along with the Ancestry story he is writing. I’ve been amazed at the people who don’t want to know or find out who their relatives are. 246 Maybe there is a reason to not know everyone in your tree! ... Read more

  • 13th November

    11/14/2019 3:37:19 AM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
    .org/media/817311/november
    _2019.jpg "Be creative today, cook, draw, write, paint, make or inspire" I had the idea of making decorated brown paper wrapping for Xmas gifts - making the potato prints was harder than I remembered, and my 'holly' came ... Read more

  • Thankful In Threes 11.13

    11/13/2019 11:49:22 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    I am thankful... for a productive day of homeschooling 149 . Learned a few new new things about Gautama, the Buddha, and his belief of the middle way. For pizza 480 night with D20’s friend Ali. After dinner they did music history homework together. for a fall snack of tart apples ... Read more

  • 13th of November

    11/13/2019 11:41:40 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good day! Had a beautiful day with sunshine. What fun to walk and have the sun shine on your face. I am still smiling because I was also able to drink 64oz. of water. Life is good.... Read more

  • Always Grateful

    11/13/2019 8:22:35 PM, by AMYBELLES

    I made the decision to write a blog every day this month about what I am thankful for, but this is a difficult day to do it, not because I had a bad day or that I can’t think of anything (I have many more gratitudes on my list to write about,) but because I’m just feeling too tired and not in ... Read more

  • Day 71 - Nov. 13, 2019

    11/13/2019 4:26:19 PM, by DRAGONPRYF

    OMG, its so cold. Outside and inside. I got my physical results. My thyroid medication needed to be increased. I also did some research and I have purchased some more supplements as the diet removes EVERYTHING I eat. I can’t make that drastic a change. I can do it slowly. I mean it remove... Read more

  • Wednesday

    11/13/2019 11:33:17 AM, by MAWMAW101

    Such an awesome statement. I hope the people, places and memories you think of today warm your heart! 247 593... Read more

  • The Binge Monster

    11/13/2019 11:01:16 AM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    Deep inside me, there lives a monster. He's been there for as long as I can remember, definitely since I was a teenager. He is a part of me, and I am part of him. This monster takes over when my emotions start to kick in. Primarily, stress, anger, and frustration. These are my "big three" emot... Read more

  • How "This time IS different!"

    11/13/2019 10:44:58 AM, by THETROUT

    I've had a weight problem since 4th grade. In high school, I gained 17 pounds that has never left my body for very long. So, throughout my college and young adult years, I was about 10 pounds overweight. If I lost it, I had serious cravings and gained it back. Then came marriage and baby. Over ... Read more

  • 12th of November

    11/12/2019 11:39:20 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Day. Cold day, but I am happy I still achieved 64oz. of water.... Read more

  • Thankful In Threes 11.12

    11/12/2019 11:15:25 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    I am thankful... For waking up to a winter ❄️ wonderland ❄️ of white ❄️ and taking in the beauty of it all on my morning commute. For one on one time with D12 while D15 was in co-op classes. We had fun using a dictionary 📖 to look up the words stalagmite and stalactite and then animu... Read more

  • A Positive Difference in My Life

    11/12/2019 7:29:53 PM, by AMYBELLES

    Today's gratitude blog is also going to answer one of the assignment options for my Aspire and Inspire team for this week's challenge, answering the question: Who made a positive difference in your life recently? That is an easy one for me. The person who has made a recent positive difference ... Read more

  • Day 70 - additional and of importance

    11/12/2019 4:28:00 PM, by DRAGONPRYF

    I was reading this email from Tiny Buddha. It was so good I want to save pieces. Here are some of the things that have immensely helped me change the way I perceive myself and my work. 1. Keep showing up. Your doubt grows bigger every time you let it win. Every passion you give up, e... Read more

  • Day 70 - Nov 12, 2019

    11/12/2019 3:30:53 PM, by DRAGONPRYF

    I went to X-Fit which is the group personal training session on Monday. Nothing like being the “fat” chick with the two "skinny" girls. I just couldn’t do what they do. Although, I was able to row 400 yards on the rowing machine faster than either of those two girls. (smirk) They are running at l... Read more

  • 12th November

    11/12/2019 1:58:20 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
    .org/media/817311/november
    _2019.jpg "Find a new way to help or support a cause you care about" The only thing I can think of today, is my determination to decorate my own Xmas wrapping paper - caring about the environment, and avoiding glitter and... Read more

  • 12 November 2019

    11/12/2019 10:12:02 AM, by DSJB9999

    Have loads of idea what to include here which I have a habit of thinking about in the middle of the night but I am not really good at writing but need to write as I am feeling really grateful! Last week the 100 DWL was all about making good choices, there being no bad people with food or bad fo... Read more

  • NSV - Vacation Plans!

    11/12/2019 8:29:12 AM, by THETROUT

    I've scheduled two upcoming trips that I would not have consented to at my highest weight. I've lost 24 pounds, and I feel confident that I'm in good enough shape to enjoy these trips. 1 - We plan to go to Palm Beach, FL in December to do some snorkeling. 566 2 - I bought bargain plan... Read more

  • 11th of November

    11/11/2019 10:07:50 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Day! Our day was cold and a push to exercise. Started the day doing sheets so looking forward to sleeping on clean sheets tonight. Had to work hard to drink 64oz. of water today, but making it happen. I am really grateful for the members of Spark people who share their achievement of drinking 6... Read more

  • Appreciating All Veterans

    11/11/2019 9:37:14 PM, by AMYBELLES

    On this Veteran’s Day, I am grateful for all veterans past and present who served our country to ensure our freedom and keep us safe. I admire their courage and dedication! Many of our friends are veterans, as well as our friend’s son. I honor them today, and also the veterans in my family: my ... Read more

  • A Big Thank You to All Who Served!

    11/11/2019 8:23:47 PM, by MOOMSHINE

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  • Thankful In Threes 11.11

    11/11/2019 8:10:01 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    I am thankful... that my daughter’s sudden mood shift was soothed with a nap 102 at home between classes. that my daughter made it home from night class safely with her friend. The snow 425 continues to fall. that my husband wants to watch a movie 272 or episode with just me toni... Read more

  • TERRIBLE TEMPTATIONS

    11/11/2019 7:36:00 PM, by FUNLOVEN

    This morning I stopped into one of my teams and the topic was - IT'S TOO HARD! How appropriate, I thought to myself. I seem to have had several days recently when resisting those TERRIBLE TEMPTATIONS has just been TOO HARD! I haven't been able to figure out what it is that is bugging me... Read more

  • 11th November

    11/11/2019 1:22:19 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
    .org/media/817311/november
    _2019.jpg "Be curious. Find out about three new topics or ideas." That's a tall order! I had a letter today from the NHS about blood donation; I've signed up to give blood on 22nd November, for the first time. I ha... Read more

  • Week #5 Badges from Shooting Stars Team -5% Fall Challenge

    11/11/2019 8:29:48 AM, by THETROUT

    and the best part is that I'm losing weight!... Read more

  • Badges for the week!

    11/11/2019 5:22:48 AM, by MAWMAW101

    Good morning team! Thank you Barb for once again honoring us with the badges of the week. Today I’ll have the privilege of watching our 3 year old great grandson. I’ll get lots of steps and have lots of fun I’m sure. I do hope wherever you are and whatever you get to do today bring... Read more

  • 10th of November

    11/10/2019 10:41:46 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Enjoyed church. Had a quiet restful afternoon. Grateful for the day of peace.... Read more

  • Getting Back to Meditation

    11/10/2019 10:01:48 PM, by AMYBELLES

    Today I am thankful that I have gotten back to my meditation routine. I have done meditation off and on for many years now, but I have to say I usually stop after awhile and then regret it. I would love for it to be a habit that I can stick with, because it has so many benefits. It really is a grea... Read more

  • Thankful In Threes 11.10

    11/10/2019 8:10:27 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    I am thankful... that D20 took a liking to puzzles 🧩 once again during her stay in the hospital. Today we are working on a 550 piece blueberry-raspberry-truffle jigsaw with D15. for a nice neighborhood walk in which I met a new neighbor who was raking her leaves🍂. She attends a church ... Read more

  • A Belated Reply....

    11/10/2019 5:02:16 PM, by SPARKINON

    Thank you to the Sparkies sending sparkgoodies, notes, spark mail, spark page comments in the offline times! They're always lovely to come back to! One such sparkgoodie with a note came from the "Healthy Lifestyle Sparkers" Sparkteam and asked some great spark questions worth sharing! "What ... Read more

  • 10th November

    11/10/2019 3:39:13 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
    .org/media/817311/november
    _2019.jpg "Get out into nature and observe the changing season" Today was supposed to be a day off, but I went to work to cover for colleagues who were off sick and ended up working far longer than I'd intended. But... Read more

  • just sayin' ... I came home with less

    11/10/2019 2:58:17 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    I left 9 recycled pounds in Texas. We ate alllllll kinds of goodies. I ate when I was physically hungry, ate s-l-o-w-l-y and consciously chewing every small bite and stopped when I was comfortable. This takes a lot of effort, tons … old habits vs new ones. But … this works. No food i... Read more

  • Going to Heaven

    11/10/2019 2:04:15 PM, by IMEMINE1

    Father Murphy walks into a pub in Donegal, and says to the first man he meets, “Do you want to go to heaven?” The man said, “I do Father.” The priest said, “Then stand over there against the wall.” Then the priest asked the second man, “Do you want to go to heaven?” “Certainly, Father,” was th... Read more

  • 9th of November

    11/10/2019 12:21:10 AM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Day! Enjoyed the beautiful sunny day. Had fun walking and acquiring steps. Then it was inside to drink 64 oz. of water which I did. Had a Happy Saturday.... Read more

  • Thankful In Threes 11.9

    11/9/2019 8:42:52 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    I am thankful... for the understanding hug 220 I received from D15 today when I told her I wasn’t going to make stir fry after all. for flash 54 sales. Today’s was 5# of 80/20 ground chuck for $8. Bought two...eat some, freeze some. for a van 433 with heat to get me where I needed... Read more

  • Grateful for Amazon Prime!

    11/9/2019 4:39:35 PM, by AMYBELLES

    Today I would like to write about my gratitude for Amazon Prime! I love it so much, and am thankful to have it every time I use it. It's great to order something and get it the next day without leaving your house (well, sometimes it is delivered to our mail box center and I have to take a drive dow... Read more

  • 9th November

    11/9/2019 3:04:55 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
    .org/media/817311/november
    _2019.jpg "Teach yourself a new skill. Origami? First aid? Meditation?" Gosh - well, I'm always learning new things I think. At the moment, I'm having a go at learning to play a tenor recorder, and to play the descant re... Read more

  • My Thoughts on Junk Food

    11/9/2019 12:54:40 PM, by THETROUT

    I absolutely love lots of food that is not good for me, junk food. And if you've read my previous blog, I allow myself a small dark chocolate bar every day with 150 calories, 7 g of sugar. Since being in this weight loss journey since March, I've learned that eating fruits and vegetables see... Read more

  • Saturdays are Payday! Week 2

    11/9/2019 8:04:25 AM, by _WARRIOR4LIFE

    Time to pay myself for my efforts this week!!! My pay: $1 for each day I eat on plan $1 for each day I make step goal $2 for each gym visit $10 for each pound lost. Saturday: I ate on plan, I made my steps = $2 Sunday: $0 Monday: I made my steps = $1 Tuesday: $0 Wednesday: ... Read more

  • 8th of November

    11/8/2019 10:58:53 PM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Day! Up dressed enjoyed a beautiful day with sunshine. So grateful for the beautiful day after yesterday was a challenging day of cold and misty rain. Looking forward to Saturday and Sunday being nice.... Read more

  • Cooler Florida Weather

    11/8/2019 10:04:26 PM, by AMYBELLES

    Tonight will be a very short blog to share my gratitude for the cooler weather here in Florida today. While some of my SparkFriends have been sharing about the cold weather recently and even snow, we get excited if we wake up and it’s in the high 60’s or low 70’s, since it has been hot here for so l... Read more

  • Thankful In Threes 11.8

    11/8/2019 9:43:28 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    I am thankful... for this message from my thoughtful husband on his lunch break: Hi. I love ❤️ you. Are you doing okay today? that my two youngest daughters are developing friendships during teen girl fellowship which happens every other Friday night. At brunch after church on Sunday... Read more

  • Week End Update

    11/8/2019 8:16:12 PM, by SPICY23

    Noble November - track 3 items per day that are keeping me on the path to my health goals (physical, mental, and spiritual): Mon - Nordic Trac, creative projects, help a friend, correspondence, work with good attitude Tue - Nordic Trac, lunch walk, work on a puzzle, Wed - Nordic Trac, lun... Read more

  • 2019-11-08 21 tips

    11/8/2019 7:53:32 PM, by 75HEALTHYME

    21 Tips for Weight loss that work (nothing new... but good check list for what may have slipped out of your routine) https://www.everydayhealth.com
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    ips-weight-loss-actually-w
    ork/?slot=0&xid=nl_EHNLwom
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    127&utm_source=... Read more

  • 8th November

    11/8/2019 3:38:03 PM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
    .org/media/817311/november
    _2019.jpg "Today, connect with someone from a different generation" Well, this is pretty much my everyday life at work - where I connect with people from 21-81 yrs old. Most of my colleagues are the next generation down ... Read more

  • Weekend at BMR With Friends

    11/8/2019 1:24:04 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Weekend is almost here YAY! We are going to our place in WA this weekend and invited a couple of friends to join us. Last weekend we got groceries and planned some activities for this weekend. The weather will be in the 50's and rain is forecast for tomorrow. Here are some of the activities we can c... Read more

  • Who's Kidding Whom

    11/8/2019 12:47:56 PM, by MOOMSHINE

    At this very moment I am avoiding cleaning my kitchen because I thought I had something important to add to my Blog. I don't. Get back in that kitchen, Em! That was optimistic. Half the cabinets and the whole floor are cleaned. I didn't plan on running out of steam this soon, so I need to set a d... Read more

  • Decisions

    11/8/2019 12:11:23 PM, by NEWFLABULESS

    I've tried the Noom app and here's my take on it: It's nice to get daily tips and reminders I have to REMEMBER to open the app each day It's only available on my phone There isn't really any interaction with others, besides the coach, unless I'm not using it correctly I like SP when ... Read more

  • 7th November

    11/8/2019 2:15:13 AM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
    .org/media/817311/november
    _2019.jpg "When you feel you can't do something, add the word YET" I have a half-marathon running race coming up just before Xmas - I can't run 13.5 miles, yet. I can't write the essay I need to do, yet. I can't... Read more

  • 7th of November

    11/8/2019 12:39:05 AM, by NOCALORIES

    Cold day! Glad to have a good heating system that works. Home most of the day enjoying the blessings and my pets.Grateful that my computer is working and being able to enjoy Spark people. Good night!... Read more

  • Thankful In Threes 11.7

    11/7/2019 11:49:45 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    I am thankful… for readily available fresh fruit year round. For lunch I enjoyed a juicy Bosc pear🍐. that the kitten 🐈 is settling in at my mom’s and is no longer a stray. She named her Alley. for NAMI and all it does to advocate for mental illness, for the two wonderful ... Read more

  • Moving Ahead with my Shoulder Issues

    11/7/2019 9:15:02 PM, by AMYBELLES

    Today I am grateful that I am finally moving forward with my shoulder issues to find out what is wrong and then treat it. The pain in my shoulder running down my arm with very limited range of motion has been gradually getting worse since the beginning of September. It is really getting me down, bec... Read more

  • Instapot corned beef (brisket) and cabbage!

    11/7/2019 6:38:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    My first time making this in the instapot. First cook the beef. Remove it and then cook the veggies in the liquid--in the instapot, too. It smells great! I removed the liquid from the beef and let the fat rise. I could slim it off before cooking the veggies. I will try to take a photo w... Read more

  • Lo and behold this neck pain yoga just popped on my computer!

    11/7/2019 6:10:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    BIG BROTHER is watching! www.youtube.com/watch?v=XA-hN9
    YaxNc&feature=push-sd&attr
    _tag=ol1DCKyxJkE90dT-%3A6... Read more

  • Neck pain -muscle spasms

    11/7/2019 6:08:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been seeing a chiropractor/physical therapist all summer. He cured mid back pain and upper back pain in 2 sessions. But the neck muscles, especially on one side, are not getting fixed. He says they spasm and have been building this problem for years. My hours on the computer don't help of cou... Read more

  • Nov 7, 2019

    11/7/2019 5:41:26 PM, by DRAGONPRYF

    I have found my arch diet nemesis. Salt. I love salt. I was doing so good today until I had a Subway Black Forest Ham sub. Man, did my sodium sky rocket. Ugh. I have never been one for the chocolate, cake, pies, sweet stuff. I can walk away from that without a hint of a craving. When food is... Read more

  • 2019-11-07 response to 2019-11-06

    11/7/2019 8:39:34 AM, by 75HEALTHYME

    Thinking about yesterdays post... Yes we can always use more people like "the Mr. Miller" in the story... but maybe we need a whole lot more people like those three boys.. Boys who "truly appreciated" "VALUED" "REMEMBERED" what they were gifted. I doubt our Mr. Miller only blessed those ... Read more

  • Begin, continue, finish...

    11/7/2019 1:21:47 AM, by BLITZEN44

    I've detected a pattern. Particularly in dieting. And really in goal accomplishments in general. It seems for me that in the 3 phases of achieving a goal, the beginning, the middle and the end, as time goes on the goal becomes progressively more challenging to complete. This is true both on ... Read more

  • 6th of November

    11/7/2019 12:24:38 AM, by NOCALORIES

    Good Day! Start the morning making a cup of tea for DH. Then took time for Bible study. Dressed went to lunch with DH. Came home did 2 loads of laundry. Time for church. Picked up milk and bread on the way home because the weatherman is predicting bad weather for tomorrow. From 9 to 10 it has dropp... Read more

  • Thankful In Threes 11.6

    11/6/2019 8:34:14 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    I am thankful… that D15’s chemistry🧪co-op teacher highly recommended that students pair up for labs and that their mothers refrain from helping. She’s now on lab 6:16 with her partner and they have worked out the kinks of how to work together with the procedures and calculations. So nice t... Read more

  • Special Friends

    11/6/2019 3:50:22 PM, by AMYBELLES

    I am grateful for all my friends, here on SparkPeople as well as new and old friends where I live(d) over the years. Today I would like to focus on one couple in particular, our friends, Ron and Roberta, since I am excited to be be seeing them tonight, and for the next several days. It's been seve... Read more

  • Nov. 6, 2019 - Daily Break

    11/6/2019 2:04:15 PM, by DRAGONPRYF

    The Laundromat has gone down since the last time I was there. Broken machines, dryer sheets all over the floor. The card machine was giving me a fit. It says pull quickly and when you do you get an error. Ugh! But got it done and I have clean towels, socks and underwear. I can't wait for my ow... Read more

  • (Real) Questions about cooking turkies.

    11/6/2019 11:27:50 AM, by CTUPTON

    Real Questions Asked on the Butterball Turkey Cooking Hotline Is it OK to baste my turkey with engine oil? Can I poke holes all over the turkey and pour a can of beer over it to keep it moist? Should I carve my turkey with a 16in Redmax or should I get out my Stihl Electric Chain Saw?... Read more

  • 6th November

    11/6/2019 11:00:02 AM, by SWEETENUFGILL

    https://www.actionforhappiness
    .org/media/817311/november
    _2019.jpg "Make a meal using a recipe or ingredient you've not tried before" This was an apple and raspberry crisp which I had for breakfast. It's from a book called "Go Lean Vegan" by Christine Bailey. The f... Read more