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  • A Can-Do Attitude – Do You Have One?

    12/13/2019 11:15:26 PM, by LIL-VIXEN

    One of the greatest things we can do for ourselves, our family or our boss, is to develop a CAN-DO Attitude. A CAN-DO Attitude is the attitude that no matter what comes your way and no matter what life may have in store for you that you will come out ahead and that you can make it. It means when c... Read more

  • SOEL Chapter 2: Why Diets Don't Work...

    12/13/2019 9:46:43 PM, by WINACHST

    Chapter 2: Why Diets Don’t Work: Biology, Stress, and Forbidden Fruit Circumstances determine how people behave, that is following a set of unspoken rules. Example, in a classroom, students will raise their hand and wait to be called upon before they speak. To keep weight off, circumstance... Read more

  • 18 days

    12/13/2019 8:25:56 PM, by CHRISTIAN_V3GAN

    Joining the gym has been the best decision I have made in a long time. I have gone to the gym every single day ~~ 18 days and counting. Some days I do have an "easy" workout. I have made it my goal to go to the gym every day. I worry that if I miss a day, I will end up missing another and then ... Read more

  • Holiday Check In & Spark Ups My Calories

    12/13/2019 1:29:18 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Today in Spark I set my January 1st target weight, and I have to lose 1.4 pounds to hit it. Spark upped my daily calories from 1200 - 1550 calories to 1570 - 1920! Wow that's a nice Christmas present! Yesterday we 'canasta girls' had our first annual Christmas party. We had a lovely buffet at t... Read more

  • 12/13/19 Love may be or it may not, but where it is, it ought to reveal itself in its immensity. H

    12/13/2019 1:06:39 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Love may be or it may not, but where it is, it ought to reveal itself in its immensity. Honore de Balzac Quote of the Day Home is the nicest word there is. Laura Ingalls Wilder Love Quote of the Day Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. William Shakespeare Art Quote o... Read more

  • Lunch at my desk

    12/13/2019 12:55:58 PM, by SUSMANNIE

    Yesterday evening I'd had a sleepless night and didn't want to cook, so I stopped at Target after work and bought 4 Amy's frozen meals. Asian vegetables, noodles, with cashew sauce. For DH and my dinner and lunch today. I made a spinach salad with assorted slivered vegetables and an Asian dres... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Friday, December 13,2019

    12/13/2019 11:54:59 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am at Peace with myself, my family, my community, and the world." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • TGIF

    12/13/2019 9:34:55 AM, by WILDBOTANIST

    (A throwback photo to the Arrowleaf balsamroot blooming in Eastern WA last spring.) I'm excited about the new restoration site I toured yesterday! It's actually in great condition -- only three known invasives, all still in controllable numbers if we act this spring. A little bit of garbage,... Read more

  • Grandson's School Christmas Concert

    12/13/2019 9:23:34 AM, by WINACHST

    It was a last minute decision to attend only because our daughter did not mention it to us. We had supper before we left, but man, oh, man, talk about temptation - it was a Christmas Bake-off theme and all the songs were about cookies, gingerbread house and sugar. There was a song about sugar and th... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday, December 12, 2019

    12/12/2019 6:11:07 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " My JOY Factory is Immense. I don't wait for joy, I manufacture my own." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Holiday Check In & Daily Weigh Ins

    12/12/2019 12:18:46 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Daily weigh ins are good for me. I know some do not agree, but facing that scale every morning helps me focus. When my weight goes up, I do a quick review, can it be true? If I have been weighing in daily I can't go up 2 pounds over night, so it is likely water retention. I also look over the last w... Read more

  • Blood Sugar A Little High This Morning

    12/12/2019 12:04:35 PM, by PORTIA70

    Woke up about a half an hour ago, decided I should check my sugar and it is 123 after fasting. I have not ate anything since around 9 or so last night. My blood pressure has been low too, and they are trying to figure out what is causing that. I have autoimmune disease, where my im... Read more

  • Today's Plans

    12/12/2019 9:13:23 AM, by WILDBOTANIST

    I can't believe it is already Thursday! I actually have some plans today. I'm meeting with someone from the parks department to discuss restoration and maintenance for a local salt marsh. I'll be stewarding the area this spring and summer, setting up a work crew for some replanting, and general... Read more

  • 12/12/19 Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject. Thomas Mann

    12/12/2019 7:41:53 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Order and simplification are the first steps toward the mastery of a subject. Thomas Mann. Quote of the Day Syllables govern the world. George Bernard Shaw Love Quote of the Day Love is not altogether a delirium, yet it has many points in common therewith. Thomas Carlyle Art... Read more

  • Reality

    12/11/2019 11:22:46 PM, by LIL-VIXEN

    What is reality to you? Reality is just as nutty as this picture of a slice of fruitcake, It can be pretty enough to look at but it has all sorts of nasty things lurking just beneath the surface.... Read more

  • Starting To Get Back Into It

    12/11/2019 2:24:21 PM, by PORTIA70

    Whew, what a whirlwind since I have signed back up to SparkPeople. I went to my doctor yesterday, and I am 279 now. I averaged between 280 to 290 at times, so this has really motivated me that I am going in the right direction. I spent some time adding introductions and going through more S... Read more

  • Random Hump Day Thoughts

    12/11/2019 12:53:23 PM, by WILDBOTANIST

    - I need to have a routine. I literally just sat around yesterday and got nothing done. I even fell short on work goals, which I never do. Then, this morning I laid in bed until nearly 9! Starting tomorrow, I'm on the 6 am alarm I need once school restarts in 3 weeks. - My new phone is o... Read more

  • Holiday Check In & Computer Dead

    12/11/2019 11:50:34 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Making it through the holidays is harder than I thought it would be. Everywhere I go there is food! A time or two eating too much or eating the wrong foods is okay, I can compensate by having a strict diet the other meals. But a number of these ‘special holiday meals’ and I am not bouncing back. My ... Read more

  • 12/11/19 Not knowing anything is the sweetest life. Sophocles

    12/11/2019 7:41:23 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Wisdom outweighs any wealth. Sophocles Love Quote of the Day No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved. Mignon McLaughlin Art Quote of the Day The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity. ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, December 11, 2019

    12/11/2019 2:07:52 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Today, I Will Spend Time In Silence." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • I love moose around the holidays!

    12/10/2019 5:48:46 PM, by CTUPTON

    oops gotta find a moose picture, not a reindeer!... Read more

  • Meal Delivery

    12/10/2019 1:04:01 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    I decided to give myself a Christmas gift. After months of wondering how to get groceries without spending a whole day in Pahrump during our weekly employee shopping trips and making sure that I even get the day off from work. I decided to try out hellofresh. Not sure how long I will keep thi... Read more

  • FREEDOM!

    12/10/2019 10:31:50 AM, by WILDBOTANIST

    (With no phone, I'm just pulling up old images from my computer. The above is from our OlyPen backpacking trip down the coast last summer.) My final went awesome and I feel pretty confident about it. We'll see what happens. Of the 40 or so problems, on three stumped me. And even these three ... Read more

  • 12/10/19 We are most alive when we're in love. John Updike

    12/10/2019 7:41:43 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Some things are so unexpected that no one is prepared for them. Leo Rosten Love Quote of the Day Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love. Euripides Art Quote of the Day My paintings are not about what is seen. They are about what is k... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    12/10/2019 2:44:54 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Today, I Will Wear Purple." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Dear Santa...

    12/9/2019 11:20:20 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Finals Day!

    12/9/2019 9:28:13 AM, by WILDBOTANIST

    I take my last final of the quarter in two hours :) I've been up since 5 am getting a bit of work done. I'm about to eat the breakfast of champions (steel cut oats with 2 tablespoons of mixed nuts and 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast washed down with three cups of coffee- yum!), then I have a smal... Read more

  • 12/9/19 There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know. Harry S Truman

    12/9/2019 7:22:51 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know. Harry S Truman Quote of the Day God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them. Franz Kafka Love Quote of the Day There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does no... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, December 9,2019

    12/9/2019 4:46:39 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " When I hear " You have to ", I say that there is nothing I " HAVE TO " do ." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Ducks Stopping Traffic

    12/8/2019 9:32:21 PM, by LIL-VIXEN

    I Memphis, Tennessee where I live this is a normal occurrence. At anytime of day you may see ducks stopping traffic so that they can cross the street. They don't all make it to safety though, because some one that's in a hurry to go nowhere will run some of them down just because they feel l... Read more

  • Some Sucesses

    12/8/2019 4:55:27 PM, by HEALTHYANDFIT27

    1. I am weighing myself every morning! 2. Woohoo! I lost some weight (and I will not find it again!) 3.5 pounds! 3. I continue to get active every day! Yippee! 4. I have been cooking every week. Fantastic! 5. Tracking has improved ( better accuracy). Yay! 6. Portion control has improved (1... Read more

  • 47th wedding anniversary -oh my--Dec. 9th

    12/8/2019 4:35:22 PM, by CTUPTON

    Lots of past memories are going through my head--47 years of memories--wow! We were married 9 years before our daughter was born. My family had given up on me. They were kind of surprised. And it is hard for me to believe her age! Oh my. Where did those years go? Hubby is in a nearby nurs... Read more

  • Never Underestimate Your Influence

    12/8/2019 1:53:26 PM, by MICHELLE_391

    Last weekend I was focused and strong. Monday was awesome. I was playing my best game. Getting all my steps in, staying not only in my calorie range, but nailing the ratio of carbohydrates/protein/fat. I was feeling optimistic and strong. And then Tuesday morning something happened: I got re... Read more

  • Enjoy!

    12/8/2019 11:55:59 AM, by CTUPTON

    I just found this on FB. NO--I did not make this! "So when we bought our house a few years ago, I always thought the trees that framed the front of the house would make perfect gnomes at Christmas. This year, I finally decided to take it on and figure out how to make something that was big enou... Read more

  • The Power of Spark

    12/8/2019 11:23:21 AM, by MARTHA324

    This blog could also be titled "the power of communicating goals" since that is what happened. On Friday I posted about the Jingle Bell Run/Walk we planned to do on Saturday. It's a 5K at a local college and benefits The Arthritis Foundation. the course is lovely and the weather looked like it... Read more

  • Chill Saturday, Broken Phone, & Menu Plan!

    12/8/2019 10:56:23 AM, by WILDBOTANIST

    (Throwback image to a spring day geocaching at Newman Lake in Eastern Washington before we moved. It's gloomy today and I'm thinking of Spring!) Yesterday was one of those days. It was a rainy and gloomy PNW day -- not the usual gray and drizzly, but actually dark and downpours, so we coz... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Sunday, December 8,2019

    12/8/2019 10:17:45 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " My world expands with the generosity, compassion, inventiveness, and service that I contribute." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • 12/8/19 I've never dropped anyone I believed in. Marilyn Monroe

    12/8/2019 7:21:44 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day I want to live my life, not record it. Jackie Kennedy Love Quote of the Day You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. Buddha Art Quote of the Day There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome... Read more

  • Where has the year gone?

    12/8/2019 3:59:30 AM, by CHRISTIAN_V3GAN

    I cannot believe 2019 is almost gone. As I get older, the days gets slower and the years pass by faster and faster. It seems like only yesterday that 2019 was starting. I have accomplished a lot over the past year, but not all that I wanted to accomplish. I have learned a lot over this past year... Read more

  • Sabbath Gratitudes

    12/8/2019 12:20:48 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Well... I'm thankful that I'm pretty certain this is NOT the flu. The intense fever went down, but I've been in low grade fever since then. And this morning, when I took a bath, I noticed an odd rash around my left arm. Not itchy or achey or anything. Just.... there.... But noticing other thin... Read more

  • Zoo Picture

    12/7/2019 11:30:00 PM, by LIL-VIXEN

    Picture of my Grand-daughter and Daughter at the zoo. As you can see the picture was taken in front of the biggest gorilla I have every seen. They had a good time a the zoo.... Read more

  • Yummy Lunch in the EDR

    12/7/2019 3:13:42 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    The chicken was sooo good! Luckily the broccoli was cooked perfectly. So glad I walked down to see what they were having. Sometime this week, we should have a tree set up in the EDR, for us all to decorate. If the tree is ready tonight or tomorrow then I can help decorate..which ... Read more

  • Wow! Snowflake photos. Miraculous.

    12/7/2019 2:00:05 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Atrial Fibrillation graphic explanation

    12/7/2019 1:24:43 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • 12/7/19 Love has no age, no limit; and no death. John Galsworthy

    12/7/2019 12:30:55 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others. Robert Baden-Powell Love Quote of the Day Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love. Washington Irving Art Quote of the Day You can't depend on your eyes when yo... Read more

  • I'm famous in my own mind 😜

    12/7/2019 12:24:58 PM, by WILDBOTANIST

    Spotted this sign Ina brewery window. Why yes, yes I am cool. Thank you. Did our big monthly grocery shop yesterday. $200 for enough Staples to last a month or longer. Still have $200 budgeted for weekly fresh produce runs through the end of the month. Probably will not spend that much, though! ... Read more

  • Need To Get Back In The Habit

    12/7/2019 11:43:40 AM, by PORTIA70

    This was one of my weak points on my last SparkPeople Profile, tracking my food. Often I would get embarrassed over going above my calorie intake that I would just skip it. So in this profile I plan to be more honest about it. We all mess up sometimes, but by facing our fears of what other ... Read more

  • Preparing to challenge myself to succeed in 2020

    12/7/2019 6:58:31 AM, by 3VEGGIES

    386 521 386 521 386 521 386 521 386 521 386 521 These were my goals for 2019 and they will stay the same for 2020. 1. Fighting for and then maintaining my ideal weight range 2. With a clean organized house 3. With more items checked off my bucket list ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Saturday, December 7, 2019

    12/7/2019 3:35:13 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am the wizard. I transmute fear and hate into love." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Picture in the Cloud

    12/6/2019 11:59:48 PM, by LIL-VIXEN

    Sometimes when I'm out driving with my husband, I take pictures of clouds. I especially like to take pictures of the clouds when it appears that there are different shapes in them. This picture of a cloud I took look just like a dinosaur.... Read more

  • Chicken lasagna

    12/6/2019 6:39:42 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Here's my chicken lasagna. It tastes good. The apartment smells great with the sauce of it. I am going to have leftovers of it.... Read more

  • Here's the chicken

    12/6/2019 6:38:01 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I got my chicken done. I put it into the oven for an hour and it was good. I ate a breast for lunch and put 2 into a lasagna. I am eating the lasagna and it's good. I have 3 more breasts left and I will have those later.... Read more

  • Photo frames--have you tried this?

    12/6/2019 11:14:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    I just now noticed this "new" thing. It probably isn't new at all! www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo
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  • Quick and easy vegetarian tofu bowls

    12/6/2019 11:07:40 AM, by WILDBOTANIST

    The picture above isn't gorgeous, but it was delicious! Orange tofu over basmati rice, yum :) Tofu bowls are my go-to don't want cook meal. They're pretty easy, I'll break them down for you: Ingredients - Tofu (firm or extra firm) - Mixed frozen veg. I like to mix a standard Asia... Read more

  • Needing advice on something

    12/6/2019 10:07:21 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I am thinking about putting some boneless skinless chicken breasts into the oven. About 6 to 8 of them. I was thinking of putting them into a 350 degrees but not sure for how long to have them in there for. Should I have them in there for an hour or longer? I haven't done chicken this way. The whole... Read more

  • 12/6/19 Leadership is influence. John C. Maxwell

    12/6/2019 7:36:41 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts. Blaise Pascal Love Quote of the Day If I get married, I want to be very married. Audrey Hepburn Art Quote of the Day A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art. Paul Cezanne Nature Quote of the Day Mo... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Friday, December 6,2019

    12/6/2019 1:55:26 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Today Is More Joyful Than Yesterday, And Tomorrow Will Be More Joyful Still." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Monthly Group Lunch

    12/5/2019 10:42:14 PM, by LIL-VIXEN

    Today was our monthly group lunch. We went to this restaurant called Hattie B's and ate some delicious fried chicken. We didn't know it at the time, but our boss had already decided that he was going to pay for our lunch which was a surprise. This is the third time that our group has gone out to ... Read more

  • How to help a caregiver

    12/5/2019 9:43:33 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Shying away from blogging...

    12/5/2019 6:34:17 PM, by SUSMANNIE

    ...and looking for a place to journal so that I can work out my issues so that when the Giant Toad of Holy Crud overwhelms me I can have a place to vent. I enjoy reading lots of blogs here. It’s a backhanded way of climbing into someone else’s reality. But I have to say that I prefer ones that are o... Read more

  • More gratitudes...

    12/5/2019 6:27:27 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Yesterday it was a nice day and I took our furrpuppy to the post office. Then we went to the city park. Geese were out on the pond (or ducks? I don’t remember.). Today I am very feverish. I have been asleep a few hours, and going back to sleep. I know there were some other gratitu... Read more

  • SFEL, Part 1 Why Diets Fail You chapter 1

    12/5/2019 9:51:16 AM, by WINACHST

    Chapter 1 – Diets Don’t Work How does one define “work”? • For me, a diet works if I lose weight and keep it off • For a diet company CEO, a diet works if people lose any weight at all for any length of time. • For obesity researchers – diets work if the test subjects lose slightly more w... Read more

  • Secrets From the Eating Lab, Traci Mann PH.D.

    12/5/2019 9:42:54 AM, by WINACHST

    I just started reading this book: Secrets From the Eating Lab, by Traci Mann, Ph.D, who is a professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota and an expert in the psychology of eating, dieting, and self-control. This book is to explain "the science of weight loss, the myth of willpower and why... Read more

  • Enjoy the Ride

    12/5/2019 9:26:48 AM, by WILDBOTANIST

    (Deception Pass) On the final leg of the quarter. I have my last exam in history today and my final poster presentation for my science communications class. Then, just need to study a bit each day in advance of my math final on Monday (at 8 am, which should be illegal...). There is a sl... Read more

  • 12/5/19 Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock. Sigmund Fr

    12/5/2019 7:42:27 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock. Sigmund Freud Quote of the Day The first wealth is health. Ralph Waldo Emerson Love Quote of the Day Who ever loved that loved not at first sight? Christopher Marlowe Art Quote of the Day If t... Read more

  • December 5th

    12/5/2019 4:01:03 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    As you can see, I started out the month with a little snow on the mountain top. It's been cold so far...about 52 degrees and rainy when I went into work yesterday. I ate veggie lasagna for dinner in the EDR (employee dining room). If you don't read my page often..I will say again, there... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Thursday, December 5, 2019

    12/5/2019 3:47:20 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Today, I invite life to dance." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Feeling Disappointed With SparkTeams

    12/4/2019 10:10:51 PM, by PORTIA70

    Hi everyone :) Welcome to my new SparkPage and Blog Post. I was a member before, but losing my login information and with the changes in my life, I decided to create a whole new profile. So here I am. I discovered while going through all the groups, that even with the ones that hav... Read more

  • Disappointed in myself.

    12/4/2019 7:03:34 PM, by ANGFAR

    I was losing weight then I got off of track and started eating poorly and over eating and not exercising. I have gained weight but too embarrassed to actually step on the scale. I'm very disappointed in myself.... Read more

  • 12/4/19 Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. Og Mandino

    12/4/2019 1:32:17 PM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. Og Mandino Quote of the Day We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. Mother Teresa Love Quote of the Day Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be. Joh... Read more

  • Happy Scale! Featured Blog & TOPS

    12/4/2019 12:24:11 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Yesterday at TOPS I was thrilled with my weigh-in. Despite my overindulgence at the party Saturday, my weight stayed the same. My simple recovery plan worked very well - less food, more exercise, more sleep, daily weigh-ins, and nutrition tracking. TOPS I was 'star of the month' for November w... Read more

  • Dead Week!

    12/4/2019 10:14:48 AM, by WILDBOTANIST

    Ahhh, dead week on campus. I've been escaping to the top floor of the library (view over campus shown above) to hide out from the craziness of students during finals. Unwashed bodies are crammed into every nook and cranny, surrounded by pillow forts, too many books and papers, empty snack wrapper... Read more

  • Winter Worries

    12/4/2019 6:16:08 AM, by FAERIESPRITE

    I worried this would happen. As soon as the snow came I no longer want to take walks. I don't know what other low impact exercise I can do, I guess I'll try for more yoga based work. But I'm worried about hurting myself, I seem to hurt so easily.... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    12/4/2019 4:20:15 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Today Is My Day To Practice Whimsey." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • My to do list today

    12/3/2019 3:58:02 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Little Gratitudes

    12/3/2019 10:00:37 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    141 My Little Pony(tail)! This past Sunday evening, I was mussing with my hair, and realized that I could now pull it back into a teeny tiny ponytail! That is the first time I’ve been able to make a ponytail in well over a year since I lost my waist length hair after chemotherapy... Read more

  • Race to the Finish

    12/3/2019 8:16:57 AM, by WILDBOTANIST

    Short post today! Completed my last homework assignment for the quarter yesterday. Now I must buckle down and get ready for finals. Stay focused on your goals!... Read more

  • 12/3/19 Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching. Thomas Jefferson

    12/3/2019 7:42:39 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day When one teaches, two learn. Robert Half Love Quote of the Day Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it. Bernard Meltzer Art Quote of the Day Good design doesn't date. Harry Seidler Nature Quote of the Day Come forth into the light of thin... Read more

  • Jake is my new favorite person

    12/3/2019 3:46:42 AM, by CHRISTIAN_V3GAN

    Just about a week ago I took the big plunge and joined a local gym. It has been so worth it. One of the nice things about my membership is that I have the option to meet with a personal trainer to create my own workout. I met with Jake yesterday and we created my own workout routine. I am excit... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Tuesday, December 3, 2019

    12/3/2019 2:29:55 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Today is my day to paint in bold colors, set today's rhythm with my heart-drum, walk today's march with courage, create today as my celebration of life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@dail7.com... Read more

  • When Exercise is Non-negotiable

    12/2/2019 2:55:04 PM, by MARTHA324

    Years ago I made a decision that daily exercise was non negotiable. It hit me this morning that that decision actually makes it easy to get up and go. It was snowy this morning and more snow on the way. Didn't want to get stuck at the club. But I also wasn't in the mood to exercise at home. ... Read more

  • Whoops Day Recovery & 2020 Winter 5% Challenge

    12/2/2019 2:05:28 PM, by KALISWALKER

    On Saturday we went to a big birthday party with lots of appies. That day I ate light, and prepared my snack to take along, string cheese and apple slices 180 calories, leaving room for birthday cake. We left the house with so much stuff (music stand, guitar, gifts, appies, wine, etc.) we decided to... Read more

  • All I did in November was read and run!

    12/2/2019 10:40:08 AM, by CINCMAC

    I switched from road running to trail running in September after a friend talked me into doing a 12-hour endurance run with her. I've found a new love. After 10 years of running off and on -- quiting becuase I'd get bored and then missing it and starting back -- I have truly found a passion for run... Read more

  • Weekend Recap

    12/2/2019 9:52:52 AM, by WILDBOTANIST

    Oops, missed a blog yesterday :) It's okay, it was a busy day! My friend came up from Seattle on Saturday. We went to the historic downtown area for winter festival, which basically was a lot of neat circus acts in the village square, horse drawn carriage rides, and shopping (but we skipped ... Read more

  • 12/2/19 Conflict cannot survive without your participation. Wayne Dyer

    12/2/2019 7:09:49 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day No man was ever wise by chance. Lucius Annaeus Seneca Love Quote of the Day Our first and last love is self-love. Christian Nestell Bovee Art Quote of the Day I never know what I'm going to put on the canvas. The canvas paints itself. I'm just the middleman. Pe... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Monday, December 2, 2019

    12/2/2019 2:10:23 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Today is my day to laugh at life. Laugh loud - laugh often. Laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad. Laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Sunday, December 1, 2019

    12/2/2019 12:52:48 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I strive toward my vision, while accepting gratefully whatever life offers me." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • This is unfocused word salad

    12/1/2019 9:32:14 PM, by MICHELLE_391

    Heaven help me, I joined a challenge. It's been a very long time since I joined one. But since I was invited to join the Biggest Loser challenge for December by OKBACK2MEAGAIN I joined. I need to go read up on what it is I'm getting myself into. I survived holiday 1 of 3 and while it was... Read more

  • Filling in the Pieces: A New Plan

    12/1/2019 7:35:04 PM, by HEALTHYANDFIT27

    Some Current Challenges: 1. Weigh me every morning. Get over the reluctance I have about getting on the scale. Keep my weight front and center in my brain! 2. Portion control: Instead of two tablespoons of nut butter in the morning have one tablespoon on my English muffin or Ezekiel bread. ... Read more

  • 12/1/19 Soul meets soul on lovers' lips. Percy Bysshe Shelley

    12/1/2019 7:21:57 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Courage is found in unlikely places. J. R. R. Tolkien Love Quote of the Day It's important for us to latch onto the people that we love. Connie Stevens Art Quote of the Day Classic art was the art of necessity: modern romantic art bears the stamp of caprice and c... Read more

  • Peabody Ducks

    11/30/2019 11:04:36 PM, by LIL-VIXEN

    If you have ever visit Memphis, Tennessee and gone to the Peabody Hotel you should know the story of the Peabody Ducks. But just in case you don’t. It started back in 1930 when two friends, having a little too much Tennessee whiskey, decided to put some live decoy ducks in the fountain at... Read more

  • Lack of cravings. Is it possible?

    11/30/2019 5:14:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    Something has changed! For over 5 weeks now I have been able to stick to a food plan because my cravings are not killing me. Never before have I felt like this. I sure hope it lasts. chris... Read more

  • 11/30/19 Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt

    11/30/2019 11:51:26 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quote of the Day Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana Love Quote of the Day The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love. Henry Miller Art Quote of the Day I decided to start anew, to s... Read more

  • I think I did the 5% challenge backwards...

    11/30/2019 10:48:06 AM, by WINACHST

    I had a weight gain instead of maintaining. This final weigh - in and looking at my starting weight - this is my wake-up call. I need to really focus and make better choices with what I am choosing to eat - read here: more vegetables, vegetables and some more vegetables. I was attempting to cl... Read more

  • Weekend + Meal Plan

    11/30/2019 9:33:04 AM, by WILDBOTANIST

    (View of the harbor during our cleanup yesterday. A gorgeous clear day, but don't be fooled! It was 29 F and there was ice mixed in with the salt spray on the rocky beach!) Yesterday was awesome! We spent the morning cleaning up the shoreline around the harbor. So many straws. In fact, much... Read more

  • Send a card to those in hospital for the holidays

    11/30/2019 5:31:21 AM, by WHITE-2

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    -drive-2019/ "Participating is easy! You can make a card, buy a card or download and print one of our card templates below. Your card doesn’t need to be fancy. It just needs to come from you. What you write is up to you. S... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation for Saturday, November 30, 2019

    11/30/2019 4:58:31 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@sail7.com... Read more

  • Just do it

    11/29/2019 2:53:54 PM, by 3VEGGIES

    594 A few weeks ago I actually met one of my sparkfriends. She’s had wonderful success, is loved by many friends on this site, is very inspirational, and has an awesome attitude. One of the things she said made total sense to me. She said one of the most frequent questions she gets from people is th... Read more

  • Bah hum bug. Let’s go straight to resolutions

    11/29/2019 1:08:54 PM, by TRUEPEACENIK

    Make and start on resolutions (affirmations, what have you) now and miss the crowds in January! Instead of focusing on sales today, I’m focusing on 2020 savings goals. I get a couple cash tips a month. I’m dedicating them to building an emergency fund. As I acquire new clients this year, I... Read more

  • Buy Nothing Day

    11/29/2019 12:07:16 PM, by WILDBOTANIST

    I won't be shopping today or this weekend, other than the usual grocery top off. Instead, I'm off to a beach cleanup! Have a wonderful weekend! 🌲... Read more