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  • Things are getting better ...

    11/17/2019 1:02:06 AM, by JOANN25

    BUT, working sometimes increases my steps and sometimes I am sitting too much. I know I have to get a handle on this and try to work it out. I love SP and want to continue but may have to slow down a little to heal better from the injury. I see a neurosurgeon Thanksgiving week and I will get adv... 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

  • Saturday indulgences

    11/16/2019 9:00:03 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    This afternoon my son and I went shopping. I went to get slacks and half thought I might get a new shirt because I was told by one of my students to "go store, buy new shirts with buttons" (My student is funny about telling the adults what to wear - most of us humor him because we love him. He tells... Read more

  • Framing success

    11/16/2019 8:51:47 PM, by 3VEGGIES

    Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. —Lou Holts Focus on walking through the doors to success. Think positively. Exercise daily. Eat healthy, work hard. Stay strong. Worry less. Dance ... 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

  • it's saturday

    11/16/2019 12:09:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi to everyone. it is a much cooler weather day here today. a relaxing day is in store for me and for my daughter today. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Overspending

    11/16/2019 8:53:42 AM, by SPARKUVU

    Spun the Bonus wheel this morning, and it landed on 500 Sparkgoodie points! Thought I'd go spend them right away on something for myself, since I've been down in the dumps, and not being active enough while smashing unhealthy foods into my mouth like my mouth is an important race track or something... Read more

  • Surprising Non Scale Victory

    11/16/2019 8:18:18 AM, by HAPPYELF

    The Fall 5% Challenge has been a little harder for me than I expected. Of course, I try not to let the scale and numbers rule my feelings but sometimes things are easier said than done. I do make excuses for myself such as maybe I am closer to that weight my body likes or it may just be the season t... Read more

  • Saturday's Laugh - Free Air

    11/16/2019 8:14:48 AM, by BONNIE1552

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  • Well, well, well...

    11/16/2019 8:11:59 AM, by BLESSOME

    Deep subject, hey? HA!! I guess I finally have my stride back afterall. I came up with a new plan and new motivational goals for not eating at or well into the night. It's called wanting to be really healthy so I can enjoy my retirement once it gets here!!! It's called - keeping blood g... Read more

  • New presentation today

    11/16/2019 7:46:09 AM, by KVD08844

    To at least 9 clients at the domestic violence organization on how to take back the holidays and not overspend, prepare for next year, manage their credit cards, and protect their identity! All in 3 20 minute sessions.....Lots of info to convey. But, what's cute is that their children, age 13 ... Read more

  • A man and a woman were involved in a collision.

    11/16/2019 7:27:01 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    A man and a woman had a car accident, both of their cars were completely demolished but somehow they both managed to escaped unharmed. “Thank goodness we’re alright!” the woman said. “You know, I think this is a sign from the universe that we should just be friends and not try to pin the blame ... Read more

  • A day touring the Grand Prairie

    11/16/2019 12:50:05 AM, by MNABOY

    The area south of the White River and somewhat centered around Stuttgart, AR, is called the Grand Prairie and rice is the main field crop and Duck Hunting is the top cash crop. Stuttgart claims the title of Rice and Duck capital of the world. Well ducks and geese are clogging the flyways now. A frie... Read more

  • Friday Frenzy

    11/15/2019 11:35:11 PM, by LADYLUK

    Okay I thought some of the exercises that I do really gave me a workout but I was so wrong. There is not an exercise out there that is harder on a person than a 4 year old. Now don't let all that cuteness fool you! She will wear you out quicker than 2 hours of exercise ever could. I had h... 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

  • Friday's Laugh - All About the Name

    11/15/2019 5:39:10 PM, by BONNIE1552

    My wife and I run a small restaurant where we often name our specials after our employees, dishes like “Sally's Chicken” after our maitre d who gave us the recipe, and “Rod’s Ribs” after a waiter who had his personal style of barbecue. One evening after rereading the menu, I broke with this tra... 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

  • Procrastinating Friday...

    11/15/2019 11:46:36 AM, by BLESSOME

    I really should be getting my clothes together for work, hopping in the shower and thinking about heading out but here I am, sitting at the computer, watching the birds, listening to Wendy, with my buddy sitting next to me, tail flicking me in the head as he watches the squirrels at the feeders, dr... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/15/2019 10:36:20 AM, by MOMMY445

    in a while, i am off to spend some time at the national women's show that happens every year. my daughter says hi. she did really well on her midterm report card and she will continue to do so. she enjoys learning so much. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone and a great... Read more

  • Getting it Back together

    11/15/2019 5:30:16 AM, by 3VEGGIES

    The last 10 days have been very mentally and physically challenging. My body gave me a good scare when I had another medical condition mimic a blood clot in my leg. A trip to ER out of town shook me up a whole lot and I thought life was about to change again. Both the symptoms and actually the solut... 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

  • Thursday Bad Night

    11/14/2019 8:50:43 PM, by KATHY_2019

    We Went to our Tops meeting on the way home we got hit by a hit and run. We are ok The Car is mess up. I drove it home and it hard to drive. I think it got knock out of line On the Good side i lost 2 lbs. I havent had a Soda are Sweet in 7 days i made it. I gave up Chips and to Drink more Wate... Read more


    11/14/2019 12:35:48 PM, by PELESJEWEL

    Important Apology Yesterday, a fellow Sparker told me that I have been a BULLY to many here on the Community Feed. Whether this is true or not doesn’t matter, it’s how my words made her feel, and I own that. The hurt, anger, hate, in her words were clear. This is my public apology to ... Read more

  • First two badges of week 6

    11/14/2019 12:05:14 PM, by LADYLUK

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  • Being Thankful!

    11/14/2019 9:47:32 AM, by GOLFGMA

    Last night in our bible study time with adults and children combined the question was put to five children to tell what they were most thankful for.. Two of the children answered for warm clothes and food. Three answered for family. I love that they all were willing to share and so happy to hear... Read more

  • Mirrors

    11/14/2019 9:19:59 AM, by BCHARIE

    How do you feel about mirrors? Today I'm in Omaha Nebraska, a little birthday road trip action. The motel has a massive mirror outside the shower area. Rude! I stood there thinking how do I tuck this flesh in, to make me look smaller. I got to thinking, maybe I need more mirrors in my house. ... Read more

  • John and Don are out golfing

    11/14/2019 8:05:57 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    One fine day, John and Don are out golfing when John slices his ball deep into a wooded ravine. He grabs his 7-iron and proceeds down the embankment into the ravine in search of his ball. The brush is quite thick, but he searches diligently and suddenly he spots something shiny. As he gets closer,... Read more

  • Thursday's Laugh - Throw that Hoodie in the Dryer

    11/14/2019 8:04:33 AM, by BONNIE1552

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  • 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


    11/13/2019 10:51:30 PM, by JOANN25

    By working today, I made 8,000 spark points and am now ready to go to bed. I made almost an 8 hour day. I am gradually coming up but I am up and down the stairs so many times between my office and the first floor that the points add up. I had a good choir practice tonight. I can barel... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/13/2019 11:44:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a good workout at the gym yesterday and i feel great. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • Wednesday's Laugh

    11/13/2019 9:20:07 AM, by BONNIE1552

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  • Snow, cold, really cold and snow...

    11/13/2019 8:08:28 AM, by BLESSOME

    Happy January!!! Wait.. What?? It's only November? Really??!! Are you SURE??? Dang!! We're looking at our 3rd snowfall so far, heading in some time this afternoon. In theory, it won't be but an inch or two, but these professionals tend to miss their marks... a LOT, so nothing will sur... Read more

  • A man goes to visit his grandpa

    11/13/2019 7:36:56 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    A man goes to visit his 85-year-old grandpa in the hospital. “How are you grandpa?” he asks. “Feeling fine,” says the old man. “What’s the food like?” “Terrific, wonderful menus.” “And the nursing?” “Just couldn’t be better. These young nurses really take care of you.” ... 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

  • Thanks for sharing Canada

    11/12/2019 11:05:16 PM, by MNABOY

    We are setting low temperature records these last two days thanks to a Canadian cold front. I love cold weather but the homeless are sometimes clueless on how to protect themselves in these cold snaps. Around here they break into a vacant structure and set a fire on the floor and usually get out in ... Read more

  • Pain, pain go away

    11/12/2019 10:02:01 PM, by POINTAFTER

    Ugh! I have been in terrible pain since Friday which has left me sitting still all day ever since. Not good for exercise, much less losing weight. I haven't posted anything in this week's challenge yet. Sorry Warriors. I see two doctors this week, hopefully it will be over soon!!!... Read more

  • Tuesday 12

    11/12/2019 7:38:57 PM, by KATHY_2019

    Well I had to come home and get some meds in Me. Got Soaking wet Unloading some Clients with Walkers Today. Got off at 530 Today. I really do love my Job Now. Meeting new People. Day 5 no Soda are Sweets. I am proud of myself for That. I have to think of a New Commitment for Next Week. I ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/12/2019 10:54:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a challenging workout on sunday with my personal trainer at the gym and i feel great. it is one of my friends' birthday today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! i will be heading to the gym later on today, after supper. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • It has been awhile

    11/12/2019 7:43:31 AM, by JACQUELINE2010

    I haven't wanted to get on the computer. Making a post from my phone is a pain in the butt. November Monthly Goal: I am changing everything. 1) Drink 8 oz of water at least 3 times a day 2) Walk at least 10,000 steps or 3 miles daily 3) No snacking!!!!! That Halloween candy got ... Read more

  • Home again Home again, jigedy jog!

    11/12/2019 12:56:15 AM, by MNABOY

    Drove home this morning with a steady rain and heavy traffic. Made it safely home and before the wind gusts started hitting hard. I am thankful but the trip could have been safer. Each state has a law that requires that you turn your lights on if you have your wipers on. With the mists thrown up by ... Read more

  • jokes and vertran day

    11/11/2019 9:06:14 PM, by CANDOK1260

    My A&I blog for this week is on veteran day, This holiday originally was called Armistice Day and was first celebrated in 1921. In 1954, President Eisenhower changed it to Veteran's Day, in honor of those who served and died from all wars. My dad was a world War 2 veteran .He serve in the south... Read more

  • 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

  • Rocking It!

    11/11/2019 7:42:31 PM, by GOLFGMA

    A few weeks ago I wrote a blog telling you about dancing to some 60's music videos on Youtube.com. Recently I've changed to 60's Rock N Roll. 198 Oh my, today this music was fast and so much fun. I was sweating so much I had to dance my way to the kitchen for 91 . I had the sweat rolling dow... Read more

  • Monday 11th

    11/11/2019 7:04:28 PM, by KATHY_2019

    First of all Thank You to all the Men and Women that serve in the Military. My Husband Was in the Army. It is Going on Day 4 of no Soda and No Sweets Even the Sugar Free ones. I thought i would Missed Them But So far no. Got up this Morning and Went on a Long Walk by myself i Loved it. F... Read more

  • November 11, 2019

    11/11/2019 2:13:44 PM, by AMURDOCK68

    Back again... sitting at the keyboard with a SparkPeople blog entry page in front of me. I peeked back to see when my last SP blog post had been. The date was something like April 6. At that time I had been given hints (if not outright messages) that my career life was going to change. My parent... Read more

  • Week 5 of the Fall 5% Challenge

    11/11/2019 1:24:09 PM, by LADYLUK

    Woohoo! Here are my badges for week 5. Still missing Orion's Belt but I am still working on it. Keep Sparkling!!... Read more

  • November 11

    11/11/2019 12:56:01 PM, by TERMITEMOM

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  • Ominous!

    11/11/2019 11:05:04 AM, by BCHARIE

    Wake at 3:30, about 30 minutes into the dozing in and out, with the t.v. on, I hear local news say "We're coming on early today because of the weather.". Hmmmm, back to sleep because, hallelujah, I am retired. Few hours later, I'm laying in bed with Hossa (dog) and read a post from my girlf... Read more

  • An old lady is granted three wishes.

    11/11/2019 7:37:18 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    An old lady is rocking away the last of her days on her front porch, reflecting on her long life, when all of a sudden a fairy godmother appears in front of her and informs her that she will be granted three wishes. “Well, now,” says the old lady, “I guess I would like to be really rich.” ... Read more

  • Surviving the Holidays __ I Will Survive

    11/11/2019 4:40:04 AM, by SHERYLDS

    here is my version of GLORIA GAYNORS....'I WILL SURVIVE' 335 339 335 www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBR2G-
    iI3-I ______________________ I WILL SURVIVE (Spark Style) by SherylDS .... that's me First I was afraid, I was petrified. Kept thinking I could never live wit... Read more

  • You know you are old when:

    11/11/2019 12:38:18 AM, by MNABOY

    You look forward to getting back to you bed, your house and your chair. When I was in my thirties I took my daughter and her friend to a Beach Boys outdoor concert in an Oldsmobile faux woodie Station wagon. I knew then I was an adult. After 5 days I am ready to get home and enjoy the creature comfo... 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

  • Watching the birds; waiting for more snow...

    11/10/2019 4:41:26 PM, by BLESSOME

    I have had bird feeders in my front and side yards for years and have entertained a number of different species. Living in the city, I consider myself lucky to have had one hummingbird and one oriole. During one winter, a tiny owl spent her nights perched in the peak of my roof and every ... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/10/2019 4:29:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    i just finished a challenging workout with my personal trainer at the gym a while ago and i feel great. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • 680 and the Warrior

    11/10/2019 10:56:46 AM, by BCHARIE

    Day 680 of logging in here. I am feeling weird today....not a good weird, a kind of sadness, heaviness. I am weigh in leader for my 5% Challenge group, I just finished logging numbers. I may be picking up a vibe there. It didn't look like a globally good week for many of us, so there is that. I ... Read more

  • Sunday's Laugh - Little Toe

    11/10/2019 8:32:23 AM, by BONNIE1552

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  • A Sunday school teacher asks a question

    11/10/2019 7:58:16 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    Chloe wasn’t the best pupil at her Sunday school. She would often fall asleep and never got any of the answers right. One Sunday, she fell asleep and was called upon by the teacher to answer a question. “Who is the creator of the universe?” the teacher asked. Little Keith was sitti... Read more


    11/9/2019 10:55:43 PM, by JOANN25

    I cooked lunch before I went to the beauty shop this morning ... fresh peas, cabbage and mini corn. It was delicious. However, it made me sleepy and I went to sleep and slept till after 4 this afternoon. Therefore, I'm short on steps. I did get my kitchen decluttered today. I ended the ... Read more

  • Being a Grandparent is better than being the parent!

    11/9/2019 9:11:16 PM, by MNABOY

    Wife and I are watching the grandchildren while parents are attending a wedding in CA. Today kids are up at 6:30, at gym at 7:30 and games staeted at 8:20. Middle school gym and High School Gym ping pong until 5:30 then take one to a birthday party and pickup at 8:30. Hope he didn't eat too much, I ... 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

  • Declutter

    11/9/2019 8:17:34 PM, by WINACHST

    5% challenge includes a declutter of the kitchen. Well, I have been slowly decluttering one room at a time. I did my bedroom last night and this morning when I woke up, I noticed that I slept better. Hmmmm, coincidence?... Read more

  • Winter birds

    11/9/2019 7:23:14 PM, by BCHARIE

    The fun of winter is the bird feeders I watch from my kitchen. Yesterday there was this absolutely crazy cacophony, going down. Upon closer inspection, 2 gorgeous blue Jays were busy making their presence known. Today, this guy was fighting off birds and squirrels. He thinks he owns the feede... Read more

  • Capital A day?

    11/9/2019 2:55:08 PM, by SUNSHINE20113

    Firstly, thank you to everyone who wished me a capital A day today. If ever there was a day I needed it, it was today as I have weighed in very high for me, and I am quite frustrated about it. I now have breakfast and lunch fairly under control. Also, I managed to get my 4-6pm snacking under co... Read more

  • Saturday's Laugh - No Matter

    11/9/2019 11:40:41 AM, by BONNIE1552

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  • From a Spark Friend re Kissinger/Trump

    11/9/2019 11:24:06 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Monday, July 22, 2019 Kissinger is now 94 years old. Recently, Henry Kissinger did an interview and said very amazing things regarding President Trump. He starts with: "Donald Trump is a phenomenon that foreign countries haven't seen before"! The former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger giv... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/9/2019 10:28:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    a pretty quiet day here today. my daughter is off to volunteer at the local library. she enjoys it a lot. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! today is my parents' wedding anniversary! have an amazing day and a great weekend, everyone!... Read more

  • An older man moved to a new city.

    11/9/2019 8:22:25 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    At the urging of his doctor, an older man moved to a new city which was renowned for having great health benefits. After settling in, he met a neighbour who was around his age. He asked the neighbour: “Say, is this really a healthy place?” “It sure is,” the man replied. “When I first arriv... Read more

  • Keep walking!!

    11/9/2019 12:31:07 AM, by LADYLUK

    I think I have posted this before. But It really spoke to me so I wanted to post it again..... Do not be discouraged by the distance you still have to travel. Instead, appreciate how many “life miles” you have already covered. Your struggles have changed you into a stronger and better ... Read more

  • Had my Fitbit today!

    11/9/2019 12:01:17 AM, by JOANN25

    I was held up this morning on the telephone so left about 10:30 to go to church and practice. I stayed until about 3:00 working on music. During the day, I managed 7,095 steps. Between the damage from the fall and loss of energy, it is really hard to keep up but it is getting better each day. ... Read more

  • Old weaknesses return

    11/8/2019 10:18:07 PM, by MNABOY

    Traveling to visit the grandchildren I consumed calorie containing drinks. After arriving we ate out and I ate french fries as the side. It has been a bad effort trip. Weighed on a different scale also which weighs heavier than my scale by one pound or more according to my daughter who weighs over 1... 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

  • 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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  • Friday night and already to go to bed!

    11/8/2019 6:39:23 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    This week was long. I had to remind myself over and over that the kids and adults were trying to deal with the contradictions between the clocks and their bodies' internal clocks! The week got some better as the week progressed, but by the end of the week we adults were exhausted. There were br... Read more

  • My small Challenge

    11/8/2019 6:11:51 PM, by KATHY_2019

    Last night in my Weight Class i did the program to commit yourself to change something this week. My Challenge was NO Diet Soda and NO Sweets. So Far so Good Had Water and 2 Glasses of Tea without any kind of sugar are Sweetners, My Doctor Visits Yesterday went ok. I have to go have my Lungs C... 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

  • it's friday

    11/8/2019 12:57:15 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm having a great day! my daughter says hi! after dinner, i will be heading to the gym for a great workout. have a fabulous day, everyone! both budgie birds say cheep, cheep!... Read more

  • 6-7-8

    11/8/2019 10:17:59 AM, by BCHARIE

    When I count that number I want to start a dance routine....6,7,8 and plie, plie, plie. That is the sum total I remember about ballet. I do love going to the Joffrey every once in a while, but don't really know the moves anymore. Did you ever do a few plie? Good exercise when done right. 678, is... Read more

  • Friday's Laugh

    11/8/2019 9:15:25 AM, by BONNIE1552

    Two men were adrift in an open boat, and it looked bad for them. Finally one of them, frightened, began to pray. "O Lord," he prayed, “I've broken most of thy commandments. I've been a hard drinker, but if my life is spared now I'll promise never again...” "Wait a minute, Jack,” said his f... Read more

  • A boy had just gotten his driver’s licence

    11/8/2019 9:07:53 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    A boy had just gotten his driver’s licence and asked his father if they could discuss his use of the car. His father said: “I’ll make a deal with you. You bring your grades up from a C to a B average, study your Bible a little, get your hair cut and we’ll talk about the car.” The boy thought ab... Read more

  • Giving back, now time to give back to myself!

    11/8/2019 8:53:29 AM, by KVD08844

    Boy it's true....too many appointments, presentations, preparations lately....but these last 3 days, I've started to take my life back! I've gone to Planet Fitness for over an hour each day, treadmill and weights. Can't push myself too much on either, walking is fine, but running and too much weig... 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

  • When I wing it, UGH!! But!! When I PLAN it,, SUCCESS!! Today is an example of Planning it

    11/7/2019 11:42:35 PM, by DIANEDOESSMILES

    Doesn't this make sense!!??? When I do not plan I don't get stuff done!! I've been SAYING I NEED to do core exercises and ST on a regular basis, but I DO NOT do them. I am a member on the Biggest Loser Challenge (Taking on new members ,,, see my page,,, and click on the "Biggest L... Read more


    11/7/2019 10:15:34 PM, by JOANN25

    I left this morning in kind of a hurry to get to the church and get to work. When I came home for lunch I realized my Fit Bit was still on the charger. At least it's charged up. I didn't have a lot of movement in the afternoon so only made about 1912 steps. I have to do better tomorrow. ... Read more

  • Thursday's Laugh

    11/7/2019 8:17:05 PM, by BONNIE1552

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  • it's thursday

    11/7/2019 2:16:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool day here today. there was some snow overnight here, which actually stayed on the ground. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! later on, i will be doing an exercise dvd at home. have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • TRX and the basement

    11/7/2019 9:20:10 AM, by BCHARIE

    I have been working on my basement for about 8 months. Yes, it all started about 8 months ago... actually more like 12 but, it became more serious as time went by. I started with a simple challenge to declutter. I started in the kitchen and worked my way through the upper level of the house. ... 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

  • Little Johnny wanted to go to the zoo

    11/7/2019 8:37:55 AM, by ILOVEROSES

    Little Johnny wanted to go to the zoo and pestered his parents for days. Finally his mother talked his reluctant father into taking him. “So how was it?” his mother asked when they returned home. “Great,” Little Johnny replied. “Did you and Daddy have a good time?” asked his mother. ... Read more


    11/7/2019 1:37:57 AM, by LYNMEINDERS

    The month is going by really fast!!!! OMGosh...... Big changes coming up in my role....Chaplain position has been advertised....looking for someone to replace my boss who is finished after nearly 20 years.... Sadly lack of self care lead him to burnout......quite sad really however time for a ch... Read more

  • Safe trip

    11/7/2019 1:00:29 AM, by MNABOY

    We are filling in with our Grands as their parents go to CA for a wedding. Less than Ideal driving conditions but we arrived sage. Went out to eat and it was pleasing the number of people that spoke to our grands, and in a college town. One lady was talking and giving wife and I a searching eye. She... Read more

  • Wednesday Wonderings

    11/6/2019 10:07:04 PM, by LADYLUK

    The Shooting Stars landed in Cairo today!! YAY!! Here are our first two badges of week 5... This has really been a tough 2 weeks. I have started having migraines again. I haven't had them since they put the stent in to get rid of the aneurysm 3 years ago. I go in December for ano... Read more

  • jokes, october goals review and November goals

    11/6/2019 9:03:05 PM, by CANDOK1260

    My October goals were: .1. drink 6 glasses of water everyday- still working on this 2. keep up my exercise streak now on day 881 days 3. -try to eat 3 different freggie a day-and at least one being a veggie - working on this 4 lose weight I now weight 166.8 I lost about 3 pounds 5. .no ea... 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

  • Desiring Longer Life?

    11/6/2019 8:33:03 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Want to extend your lifespan? Think about regularly assisting at a soup kitchen or coaching a basketball team at an at-risk high school. Research has shown that these kinds of activities can improve health in ways that can length your lifespan—volunteers show an improved ability to manage stre... Read more

  • Over the hump!

    11/6/2019 6:50:51 PM, by NANCYPAT1

    This week has been rough. I now have laryngitis and it is driving me crazy. My students have been struggling all week with the time change. It has been a long few days. I was sick all weekend and then the voice took a hike and it just seems the time change has been daring me to lose my cool! I ... Read more

  • the flu part 2

    11/6/2019 6:38:43 PM, by KATHY_2019

    Well I thought i was getting Better but this Flu bug has came back. I have worked til 530 Everyday this Week. I Come home Shower and Go to Bed. I have managed to Ride my Exercise Bike After i Rested I think There is something else going on i have to go the dr tomorrow for a another checkup.... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/6/2019 12:31:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great workout at the gym yesterday. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone!... Read more

  • Wednesday's Laugh - Lemons

    11/6/2019 11:31:44 AM, by BONNIE1552

    The woman applying for a job in a Florida lemon grove seemed way too qualified for the job. "Look Miss," said the foreman, "do you have any experience in picking lemons?" "Well ... as a matter of fact, Yes!" she replied. "I've been married and divorced three times." ... Read more

  • This dog!

    11/6/2019 10:07:01 AM, by BCHARIE

    Every morning we have this rather German Shepherd, aggressive snuggle time. Picture is of him giving me GS kisses. I am not going to lie, some days I get a pretty good head butt, it's his way of showing love. Today is his day. Despite the clouds we are going to tromp in the forest preserve. ... Read more