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  • The Show…

    1/20/2020 12:40:08 AM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Went to a new musical about Etta James. The gal who played Etta definitely had singing talent. It’s not my style though. I went with my daughter who is a music major and needs to go to a dozen shows each semester for zero credit mind you. The play part of the show was okay but had a few two many sex... Read more

  • Sunday is always a good day in more ways than 1:

    1/19/2020 11:46:13 PM, by JOANN25

    Sunday is the day the Lord hath made. He makes it a very special day for all of us. 436 Why is Sunday a good day for me? On the church side, I get to hear the message of God; I, along with my choir, make it our mission to lead the congregation with good music that is pleasing to God and t... Read more

  • A Rethink?

    1/19/2020 9:39:54 PM, by MNABOY

    Last Sunday the director passed out the music for the Easter Cantata and a cd of the whole nook. Today he said that all week he had been thinking about the music and had decided to use 3 of the songs from the original book and additional songs from a cantata that they had sung severak years ago. Th... Read more

  • Sunday - just me and my kitty, a good book, and a cup of hot tea!

    1/19/2020 6:05:03 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    Today was a weird day as the high temperature of the day was early this morning and it dropped throughout the day so the low hit around 5:00 p.m. I read and walked around the house, doing well push ups, squats, and other exercises every hour to get my exercise in. My sister called and we h... 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

  • Week 1 badges

    1/19/2020 2:26:35 PM, by LADYLUK

    Woohoo! Week 1 was a success for me! I am still way behind where I was this time last year but I am progressing even with the flu. Here are my badges... Now to keep up the momentum!! I can do this! I deserve to do this! I am enoug... Read more

  • Grandma, I'm bored

    1/19/2020 11:18:14 AM, by BCHARIE

    Isn't she a cutie....this grandma is biased for sure. Had the G.daughter yesterday per my usual Saturday (6 hours of this old lady being a 7 year old). We did this fun project called "Walking Water". The food color water travels through the paper towel to the next glass so an empty glass... Read more

  • Sunday's Laugh - Pop!

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

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

  • So Thankful…

    1/18/2020 10:11:54 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    For a home with a basement (not one to write home about by any means but familiar to me nonetheless), a totable laptop, my uplifting playlists on Spotify, and legs and arms that are getting stronger as time goes on. I am finding that I feel better overall the more I move and that has piqued my motiv... Read more

  • Captain's Log 011720

    1/18/2020 10:01:46 PM, by LADYLUK

    Good Morning Stars!! We have had a fabulous first week of the Winter challenge! We arrived 50 hours ahead of schedule in Tahiti. Way to go Stars!! We also had 86% participation in our Landing! 592 We are currently at 95% compliance on our Pre-flight Checklists. 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8... Read more

  • starting again

    1/18/2020 9:55:51 PM, by JOANN25

    Between computer hangups, working and not feeling good, I am not achieving any goals. I did made 11,000+ steps Thursday. I had worked, practiced piano, up and down the stairs … you name it and I did it. I was so surprised when I saw the number of steps. Yesterday and today, I haven't had my trac... Read more

  • Great Saturday

    1/18/2020 7:10:24 PM, by MNABOY

    Day started with rain, about .6". Around 1 pm it cleared and was pretty and in mid 60's. Went walking at the Lincoln trail and there was one couple that arrived a little after I did and another single that finished after I did. Need to build up my arms for the walker. Also may need to adjust the bra... 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? https://www.sparkpeople.com/my
    page_public_journal_indivi
    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

  • Saturday - musings

    1/18/2020 11:39:21 AM, by NANCYPAT1

    My first reaction was disappointment when my scale told me my week of hard work and good choices resulted in a GAIN of 3 pounds. Then I looked over to my laundry basket and saw my new jeans lying on top of it still zipped up and buttoned. It occurred to me that those same jeans were snug a week ago.... 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

  • Saturday's Laugh - We Wait

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

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

  • Taking The Good With The Bad...

    1/18/2020 12:44:34 AM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    It’s snowing! A lot! Whee! My daughter had a monthly checkup yesterday morning to manage medications. Her newest one seems to be working. That’s the good news. The not-so-good news is that she is gaining weight quickly while on it. The doctor says this is the initial effect and it should flatt... Read more

  • Weekend finally here!

    1/17/2020 8:19:08 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    The week was long and challenging but I survived it! In fact, I think I may even have lost some weight. I also know that I have started a new habit that if I continue with it, should bring greater losses and success. My habits have been to be more intentional about my breakfasts and lunches. I... 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

  • Rest Day

    1/17/2020 5:58:01 PM, by MNABOY

    Couldn't drop off to sleep last night even after walking 2.5 miles with the walker. Maybe I over did it with the other exercise? Took a rest day today so I'll just do some ,ild strengyj and stretch training.... 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

  • A man called an airline customer-service desk.

    1/17/2020 7:13:54 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    This is my last blog this month because tomorrow morning we are flying to Sydney and then catching a 340 for 2 weeks around New Zealand. A man called an airline customer-service desk asking if it was possible to fly with his dog on board. “Sure,” the airline agent said. “As long as you pr... Read more

  • Just in time

    1/17/2020 12:58:38 AM, by MNABOY

    Got dressed to go walk on a trail where people would see me if I collapsed and got my clothes to take to the cleaners and intended to go pay my drug bill. I looked in the neat empty console that I had emptied to get the car detailed and didn't find it so I looked all through the box that I had empti... Read more

  • Scrabble...

    1/16/2020 11:47:55 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Played a very fun game of Scrabble with D23 and D21 this evening. My husband had to work late so it was the perfect time to do it because it is a game he would rather not play. Tonight he would have really not liked to have been around as some of the words we were coming up with were words he would ... 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

  • A new year——-A new challenge —— And new adventure

    1/16/2020 8:39:56 PM, by PAGE2015

    2020 is going to be a fun and positive year. I’m going to start each day listing 3 things I am grateful for. Then my devotions then head out for my job. I’m really working on being positive at work being thankful I can still work( which is hard as I really wish I could retire but life has not put me... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/16/2020 5:14:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    i helped a good friend of mine to get some groceries today. i am heading for a long walk in a while. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • My Wednesday ended with a whimper

    1/16/2020 3:54:05 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    Last night I had a run in with a rather large deer. It was a buck with an impressive rack of antlers. Today we spent trying to arrange the estimate and repair schedule. It was a good hit and my poor car horn no longer TOOTS, but just whimpers softly. Today at school went okay but there were mu... Read more

  • Lose 60 Pounds = Blood Pressure 117/72

    1/16/2020 2:04:11 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I had a pleasant surprise at the doctor's office yesterday when I went for my prescription renewals. Because I take BP meds, she checks my blood pressure. She said you must be very relaxed your BP is 117/72. Beg to differ Dr. I think losing 60 pounds helps. I was first aware of my BP 25 years when I... 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 https://www.sparkpeople.com/
    resource/videos-detail.asp
    ?video=28 Your Spark Neighbor, Dolly 87 ... Read more

  • A teacher asked her class what they knew about whales.

    1/16/2020 7:50:03 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    A teacher asked her class what they knew about whales. One little girl spoke up and said that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. The teacher smiled and said she didn’t think that was very likely because, even though whales can be big, their throats are not big enough to swallow a man. But th... Read more

  • Thursday's Laugh - Magnetized

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

    Not really.........it just calls my name.... Read more

  • Mid week blahs!

    1/16/2020 12:35:56 AM, by MNABOY

    Day outside was funky, tornado type weather feeling though none forecast. Choir was noisy with useless chatter and with frogs falling down my throat. Prayer metting went well with all present getting involved. I called home to see if I needed to bring anything home and wife said she was going to fix... Read more

  • Pow!...

    1/15/2020 11:55:54 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    530 I nailed this week’s beat the clock fitness ITC! Timed myself walking around the block (which is pretty darn near a half mile) 1x each day for five days in a row. So glad the weather cooperated. Day One: 10:13.98  Day Two: 10:50.78  Day Three: 9:37.85  Day Four: 9:20.90  ... Read more

  • I'm going DOWN!!!! In a GOOD way!! WOOHOO!!!

    1/15/2020 11:53:29 PM, by DIANEDOESSMILES

    Right off!!! At the end of the 2019 Fall 5% Challenge I weighed 174.8, but at the START of the 2020 Winter 5% Challenge I weighed in at YO: 179.4 !!! A GAIN of 4.6 in ONLY 6 weeks!!! During that time as I started to see the 180s again it HIT ME I was BACK in the OBESE Category again!! Y... Read more

  • 10 things I am Grateful for...

    1/15/2020 10:11:48 PM, by LADYLUK

    Our Stardust & Glitter Mini Challenge for yesterday was to list 10 things we are grateful for. 1. My family - I could not ask for a more supportive or loving family. 2. God for giving me the courage, faith and strength I need to keep going 3. My husband - for standing by my side through all... Read more

  • Week 2: 1/8/20 - 1/14/20

    1/15/2020 5:14:22 PM, by SPARTAN40

    Continued to move in the right direction this week. Average steps and stairs are a lot higher than last week. I am intentionally moving slowly this year with a goal of losing 2 – 3 pounds per week. I am satisfied with my progress. I’m looking to add more items as the year progresses. This week ... Read more

  • Flu is running around and cold of course

    1/15/2020 2:24:31 PM, by WYNDYHJ

    Well it's -41C today btw for you Americans -40C is -40F. That's where they match. The flu has hit the community apparently it's the wrong flu for the flu shots that everyone got earlier in the fall, of course. So, today I am THINKING about clearing off my walking machine. It is holding photos from a... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/15/2020 2:13:22 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am having a relaxing day today. i go back to the gym starting this friday. i took a break from it over the holidays. my daughter is doing well and says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • 2020-01-15 WEIRD SCIENCE! SEVEN STRANGE SCIENCE FACTS

    1/15/2020 12:32:04 PM, by 75HEALTHYME

    WEIRD SCIENCE! SEVEN STRANGE SCIENCE FACTS AMAZING FACTS ABOUT SCIENCE AND OUR SKY By Bob Berman January 29, 2019 https://www.almanac.com/news/a
    stronomy/astronomy/weird-s
    cience-seven-strange-scien
    ce-facts?trk_msg=CFNQOH6S2
    K84HBJEL7M821H4BG&trk_cont
    act=SGB7TTQ6IM... Read more

  • Lost 60 Pounds on SparkPeople!

    1/15/2020 11:28:20 AM, by KALISWALKER

    I did it! Today when I saw the number on the scale I was happy to see my losing trend has continued and I am 2.6 pounds away from my next milestone when my BMI changes from obese to overweight. It's taken me years to get here but it's not less thrilling to achieve a 60 pound weight loss. In the last... Read more

  • Wednesday's Laugh - New Math ??

    1/15/2020 8:14:10 AM, by BONNIE1552

    Make that new math work for you.... Read more

  • A wife caught her husband gazing at theri baby.

    1/15/2020 2:49:26 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    Observing the baby one night, a wife found her husband standing over their baby’s crib. Silently she watched him. As he stood looking down at the sleeping infant, she saw on his face a mixture of emotions; disbelief, doubt, delight, amazement, enchantment, skepticism. Touched by this u... Read more

  • Not a good day

    1/15/2020 12:29:52 AM, by JOANN25

    Between church work, grocery shopping, eating with a group of friends and falling asleep whenever I have the chance, I did not make my goal today. Did not even make 1/2 of goal. I was up half the night working on income tax. Accomplished a lot there but it was all seated work and not much movem... Read more

  • Church day

    1/15/2020 12:20:49 AM, by MNABOY

    Our church renewed its insurance policies and they sent an inspector to verify the premises and check the boiler. The tech smart deacon was called for jury duty and he had me fill in as door opener and question answerer. While climbing steps is not pleasurable, the inspector was very helpful. He got... Read more

  • Walking, Chatting, And Schooling...

    1/14/2020 10:02:32 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Took a walk with my youngest daughter while her sister was in chemistry co-op class. We talked about Hollow Night and how grubs can be so cute! During Finance co-op we went to the library and worked through a vocabulary lesson and I could see her putting connections together that wouldn’t conne... Read more

  • Ten Things i am Grateful for.

    1/14/2020 9:00:16 PM, by KATHY_2019

    1. My Doctors who have me on the road to recovery. 2. My Grandkids, They never gave up on me. 3. My Job. They let me take Time off to Recover. 4. My Faith, Without it I wouldn't Make it. 5. My Courage. I have had to start all over and without it i don't know where i would be, 6. Sparkpe... Read more

  • Sooo much news to share...I've been so doggone busy!

    1/14/2020 8:20:18 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Well...it's been a minute since I've blogged. I've taken to emailing a few dear sparkie friends and then I'm too pooped to blog. There are only so many hours in a day and my hours are waaay too short during 'season' here in sunny SW FL. I've been hand holding a very spoiled and wealthy do... Read more

  • Life is a bumpy road

    1/14/2020 7:09:08 PM, by LOPEYP

    ...... and eventually you learn to drive on it. I have turned back to me and what I need to get back to my super healthy life. I did so well to get to Lifetime status on WW but the past several months I have been hanging on by a thread. Lots of stress, I guess, is the case. I recently was ta... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/14/2020 3:30:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    the program that I am in for depression and anxiety is going well. I am enjoying the program so far. I like to learn new things and I am discovering that I like to be around people more than I used to. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • 2020-01-14 Making little goals out of big ones

    1/14/2020 12:09:49 PM, by 75HEALTHYME

    When I read the title to "The Weekly Spark" in today's inbox I thought I need to let everyone know about this... just in case someone does not get this email. by the way if you don't and you would like to... from your Start page upper left corner click on 'account / e-mail preferences' t... Read more

  • 745

    1/14/2020 11:44:38 AM, by BCHARIE

    Here's a rambling one. Today is Day 745 of logging on to Sparkpeople. I am not all that proud of that partly because right now I am not exercising, and out of sorts. I have a good excuse, ear infection so the mood here isn't all that pleasant. It's o.k, I know this will pass and a week from tomo... Read more

  • Day 14: Perfect Winter Food

    1/14/2020 8:46:35 AM, by DOLLFACEDX

    At just 260 calories – and only 27.7g carbs - per serving, this hearty stew will carry you straight through the winter months! Slow Cooker Beef Stew Minutes to Prepare: 30 Minutes to Cook: 480 Number of Servings: 8 Ingredients 1/3 cup flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp blac... Read more

  • Day 14: 8mins to a Stronger Upper Body

    1/14/2020 8:33:06 AM, by DOLLFACEDX

    Here's an easy-to-follow upper body workout that you can do anywhere, with a pair of dumbbells and a stability ball. Best of all, it takes only 8 minutes! New YOU Bootcamp: 8min Upper Body Scuipt https://www.sparkpeople.com/
    resource/videos-detail.asp
    ?video=58 ... Read more

  • "8 Ways to a More Purposeful Life" is a must read!

    1/14/2020 7:14:15 AM, by KVD08844

    https://www.sparkpeople.com/re
    source/motivation_articles
    .asp?id=2566&page=2 The link above is one of the Sparkpeople articles of the day today. This one makes a lot of sense, and I encourage reading it. If I could add two more, they'd be "stop justifying what you've done" and " gi... Read more

  • LSU Wins National Championship

    1/14/2020 6:00:23 AM, by BONNIE1552

    My love of LSU began many years ago when my dad would take me and my sister out to see Mike the tiger.... Read more

  • A police officer in a small town stopped a motorist.

    1/14/2020 5:03:09 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    A police officer in a small town stopped a motorist who was speeding down the main street. “But, officer,” the man began, “I can explain!” “Just be quiet,” snapped the officer. “I’m going to let you cool your heels in jail until the chief gets back.” “But, officer, I just wanted to sa... Read more

  • LSU night

    1/14/2020 12:44:20 AM, by MNABOY

    Having no dog in the fight made for an enjoyable showing or watching. I have learned a lot about what goes on in major league college football. Tutors and REAL monitoring, nuitrition, training, discipline and character building. Needless to say, not all colleges follow that path but I wish they all ... Read more

  • Did not make 10,000 steps today ... but tomorrow?

    1/13/2020 11:03:40 PM, by JOANN25

    311 311I actually made over 7000 steps today. I worked today and know that this helps me make my steps. I pulled music from their books that we used yesterday and then replaced with the new music. 335 I practiced the music for this week plus other specials coming up. I filed music which made my o... Read more

  • Need To Unwind...

    1/13/2020 8:52:31 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    My day so far... Took D23 to work Paid water bill Took a walk Touched base with D15 & D12 about homeschooling subjects Took D21 to campus Touched base once more with D15 & D12 about homeschooling subjects Taok D23 home Took van to auto body repair…tire had a screw stuck in it Dr... Read more

  • Monday the 13th

    1/13/2020 6:46:09 PM, by KATHY_2019

    Well i done it. I went to pick up a Client today and park in a Spot when i Back out i Hit the Car next to us. I have a big Van type of a bus. The police had to move my van as i Couldnt Drive until my supervisor Came it took him 2 Hours to get there. Oh Gosh i Was scared i was going to get Fired. ... Read more

  • 2020-01-13 Star Spangled Banner As You've Never Heard It

    1/13/2020 2:58:19 PM, by 75HEALTHYME

    I had never heard the story behind the song.. Yes I had heard who penned the song and why... but... well give this a listen and see/hear if you learned something new, too. Star Spangled Banner As You've Never Heard It https://www.youtube.com/watch?
    v=YaxGNQE5ZLA... Read more

  • That Good Advice (You Just Didn't Take?)

    1/13/2020 12:56:22 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am in a Facebook weight loss group. Today someone posted that his weight loss has stopped and he wants suggestions on how to start losing again. I have tried a lot of things over the years so I wrote to him. Things to try to see if they work for you. Eat dinner later, go to bed earlier, soak in th... Read more

  • Day 13: A Healthy International Eat

    1/13/2020 11:49:45 AM, by DOLLFACEDX

    A light and easy choice you can enjoy any time. Just prepare Fillets and roll into soy wrappers with your favorite fillings. Gluten-Free Grilled Asian Roll-Ups Minutes to Prepare: 5 Minutes to Cook: 20 Number of Servings: 2 Ingredients 2 Gorton's Roasted Garlic & Bu... Read more

  • Day 13: It’s A Crunch….Crunch…

    1/13/2020 11:27:13 AM, by DOLLFACEDX

    The Double Crunch has Twice the Benefits – Abs and Inner Thighs Clamshell Crunch with Ball Starting Position Sit on a mat and place a stability ball between your legs (at your calves/ankles). Squeezing the ball in place, lie back onto the floor, keeping your feet just off... Read more

  • Week 1 Day 3

    1/13/2020 11:16:28 AM, by LADYLUK

    I am a little slow out of the gate for this challenge. I really want to push myself to do more and try harder. However, I know all the reasons I have to take it slow. So, I am pacing myself. I am starting to feel a little stronger every day. I am going to start trying to increase my exercise minutes... Read more

  • A jailer asks the prisoner why he is locked up.

    1/13/2020 7:55:43 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    I know I am a bit late 211 but here goes... It was Christmas day and a jailer was working the Christmas 446 shift. While he was usually very professional in his job and took a hard stance towards the inmates, he decided that he would get to know the prisoners a little better and treat ... Read more

  • Monday's Laugh - WWJD

    1/13/2020 7:10:28 AM, by BONNIE1552

    Today, I was in the bathroom at a popular coffee chain. Someone wrote "What Would Jesus Do?" on the wall. Another person wrote directly underneath that, "Wash His hands..." Then a third person added, "And your feet!" ... Read more

  • Easter Cantata

    1/13/2020 12:37:59 AM, by MNABOY

    The director texted Saturday night that we would meet today and go over the music for the Easter Cantata. While we were there he said the prison wants us to come and sing the Christmas cantata before we sing the new Easter music. The prisoners need to feel and know the Lords love to gave a chance to... Read more

  • A Visitor...

    1/12/2020 11:51:17 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    One of my sister-in-laws visited for most of the day. We had chili, chips, and guacamole in front of the fire. We did some catching up. Quite nice!... Read more

  • Sunday's Laugh - How Many Wives

    1/12/2020 5:42:03 PM, by BONNIE1552

    That might be a bad idea........ Read more

  • 5% Challenge accepted - Off to a great start!

    1/12/2020 4:26:49 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    My night was dark and without electricity, internet, phone, or water! Glad I posted before it went out! High winds wreaked havoc with this area and apparently where my son was staying too. He said they lost power at the hotel and then had a fire alarm to off off around 5:00 a.m. this morning. ... Read more

  • 2020-01-12 comment to a blog

    1/12/2020 3:16:50 PM, by 75HEALTHYME

    This started as a comment to another SP member's blog... but I could feel myself getting into this topic and chose to bring that wee little mini-blog ... home to grow up into a full-fledged-blog-post........
    ..... What is the one change in your current life-style.. the current habit you ... Read more

  • Having Hope Again

    1/12/2020 3:13:12 PM, by MARVELLYNN

    How many times have you backed off the life style changes you've made because life got too hectic for you; you start to feel so hopeless.. will you ever get your focus back? I didn't throw the towel in completely but enough to gain close to 30 lbs back last year. I felt so frustrated with myself.. ... Read more

  • Day 12: Healthy, Yummy Hors D'oeuvres

    1/12/2020 11:02:46 AM, by DOLLFACEDX

    All the Flavor of Bruschetta, in a healthy Mushroom Bruschetta-Stuffed Mushrooms Minutes to Prepare: 5 Minutes to Cook: 10 Number of Servings: 2 Ingredients 2 portabella mushrooms (or 6 baby portabella mushrooms) 1 shallot, diced 1/4 C red pepper, diced 1/4 C zuc... Read more

  • Day 12: A Workout for My Still-Healing Leg

    1/12/2020 10:51:02 AM, by DOLLFACEDX

    Improve Your Balance and Coordination with this Move Standing Hip Extension on Cable Cross Machine Starting Position Select desired weight. Stand near left side of cable cross machine, and adjust that pulley to the lowest position. Place ankle strap attachment securely... Read more

  • Use it or Lose it

    1/12/2020 10:48:17 AM, by JUSTME29

    This is sort of my "new year new me" blog, except that it's really not. This is stuff I've been thinking about a lot lately, and it just happens to coincide with the new year. I'd like to think I'd be working on the same things in August if the mood struck me. I don't do resolutions b/c they ... Read more

  • Two policemen are talking.

    1/12/2020 8:49:51 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    The deputy says: “That’s a strange-looking dog.” The sheriff answers: “He’s a genuine police dog.” “He doesn’t look like any police dog I’ve ever seen.” “Of course not. He’s in the secret service.”... Read more

  • I AM COMING BACK ...

    1/12/2020 12:16:06 AM, by JOANN25

    I have been away for awhile but am excited about being back with the group. My answer to my problems are coming about slower than I expected but I am better in so many ways. I am still working at the church and will continue to do so. I am scheduling myself to come in in the morning for about 3... Read more

  • Progress Not Perfection…

    1/11/2020 11:43:46 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    I need to apply this concept to other areas of my life other than fitness and nutrition. Yesterday flew by and it wasn’t until today that I realized I had forgotten to read my Bible reading plan. So even though I felt like throwing a tantrum for missing a day, I chose to catch up and move on...and I... Read more

  • A really upbeat funeral.

    1/11/2020 10:10:16 PM, by MNABOY

    Our weather was ragged with thunderstorms and high winds and higher gusts. Left to drive to Olive Branch, MS for our Interim Preachers wife's funeral. The Interstate was closed on one side and my GPS routed us around the flag pole but we arrived for a part of the visitation and the funeral. The fami... Read more

  • Review of monthly goal and steps to achieve it

    1/11/2020 5:44:06 PM, by MOMTOLJ

    Today I had an increase in weight. I suppose I had it coming. If this keeps up, I will not reach my goal for this month. Therefor, this morning, I revisited my goals for the month. Some I met every day but obviously lacked to meet some crucial steps to achieve my goal I'm now back on track and ... Read more

  • Day 11: Today’s Challenge – Be First to Ensure Your Results

    1/11/2020 4:14:37 PM, by DOLLFACEDX

    Plan to be the first one to order food the next time you’re in a restaurant. The next time you are out to eat with friends or family, tell others that you'd appreciate it if you could order first. Then when the time comes, give the waiter or waitress your order before your table mate... Read more

  • Day 11: Yummy, Cheesy, Lasagna

    1/11/2020 4:04:56 PM, by DOLLFACEDX

    Great for potlucks, this lasagna is lighter than most but still cheesy and delicious. Low-Fat Spinach Lasagna https://recipes.sparkpeople.
    com/recipe-detail.asp?reci
    pe=1375 Minutes to Prepare: 15 Minutes to Cook: 75 Number of Servings: 8 Ingredients 2 c... Read more

  • Day 11: Let’s Squat Together !

    1/11/2020 3:54:33 PM, by DOLLFACEDX

    Single-leg squats add more challenge and a deeper burn. Single Leg Squats with Chair Starting Position Stand behind chair; hold back of chair for balance. Lift right leg off ground, keeping left leg slightly bent. Action INHALE: Bend left leg to squat. Hold for 1... Read more

  • Captain's Log 011120

    1/11/2020 3:36:32 PM, by LADYLUK

    Welcome Stars! Well it is finally here! Our 2020 Winter challenge officially starts tomorrow (Saturday). Please remember to weigh in tomorrow morning. I would like to start by introducing you to your Flight Leaders…. Our Chief Navigator (ML) is Gouldsgranite. Janey oversees the planning an... Read more

  • 2020-01-11 Heart felt.

    1/11/2020 3:15:07 PM, by 75HEALTHYME

    We really should be there for each other... Most of need to lean on someone else for a least a little bit, every now and then. and then here is another list !! 25 Tiny Habit Changes That Will Make You A Different Person In A Year From NowNote: from thoughtcatalog.com  from a link on ... Read more

  • Day 2665

    1/11/2020 1:39:11 PM, by RUNNING-TURTLE

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  • Day 1 of Winter Challenge.

    1/11/2020 12:23:34 PM, by KALISWALKER

    249 381 274 388 534 535 280 67 298 218 464 502 Our Living the Good Life (LTGL) theme – As your personal challenge, choose one thing you will do each day that will bring you the success you deserve. What habit will it be – walk daily, get up earlier - don’t hit the snooze button, exe... Read more