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  • Thank You All

    6/14/2021 12:55:55 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog ~ SP Day 5533 Sunday, June 13, 2021 11:23PM There is always, always, ALWAYS, Something to be THANKFUL for! I am incredibly thankful for all of my 15+ years here at SparkPeople! 809 I've grown. I've learned so much! I've made some awesome friends! 223 We... Read more

  • Broken Hearted

    6/12/2021 10:20:09 AM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    For 11.5 years I have been on SP. I have learned so much, became a better person. I met people who became my friends, who encouraged and supported me. I will cherish these people forever. When I learned SP is closing, I was I crushed. What do I do with my time, how will I track things? Who... Read more

  • Meditation: be like a ruminant cow...

    6/11/2021 7:39:11 AM, by WHITE-2

    This is an - imperfect! - transcript I made from a youtube with a talk by Zen teacher Henry Shukman. www.youtube.com/watch?v=jH-39s
    VQH-s&t=975s By all means listen to (part of) it if you enjoy a charming British accent. In it (from about the 18th minute onwards) he answers a qu... Read more

  • No matter how they word it, it is a good bye

    6/10/2021 8:34:54 AM, by PCOH051610

    . I was devastated when I first read the news as SparkPeople has been a lifeline for me over the past 11 years. However, that devastation developed into anger and now resignation. As a Canadian, I cannot join the SparkAmerica (well you can if you’re sneaky but at this point I’m like , nope). S... Read more

  • In The Corps we learned, it's not Good-Bye, it's See Ya Later...

    6/9/2021 1:07:22 PM, by MINICOOPER452

    SO MUCH has happened over the last 12 years. I used to love this place. I was active EVERY day. I was in a bunch of teams. I led a small army of teams. I'm still "active" every day. I come back, read my articles, get my points, check on my very few teams, but even I've noticed that the teams a... Read more

  • OK ~ SP ~ Flips & Hugs!!!

    6/7/2021 8:56:23 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog ~ SP Day 5527 Monday, June 7, 2021 7:02PM Just checking on all of you ~ You all doing okay? 38 That was quite some news we got early Sunday!!! 198 In case you missed it 40 Here's a link to THE article/announcement (prematurely leaked): https://www.spa... Read more

  • Is it so?

    6/6/2021 5:00:45 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog ~ SP Day 5526 Sunday, June 6, 2021 3:33PM SAY IT AIN'T SO! P.L.E.A.S.E. SAY IT'S NOT TRUE! Sometimes you need to look at things From a different perspective. Sometimes THAT is very hard to do! As I began my day on SparkPeople I saw more and mo... Read more

  • Sparkpeople is going to be closed down

    6/6/2021 12:00:32 PM, by WHITE-2

    asp?id=2660 "On August 17, 2021, we will be closing down SparkPeople along with its features and mobile apps to make way for a new platform". (SparkAmerica). And: "At this time, due to various rules and regulations, SparkA... Read more

  • Something to look forward to...

    6/4/2021 12:33:31 PM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    I changed my plane tickets to Detroit last night. This way, I have nonstop flights both ways. (I don't like lay-overs). So...this way I will be there for the 4th of July with my family and I will be there for my sister's 50th anniversary party. My sister, Sharon, was really sick about a mon... Read more

  • Common Diet Questions Answered

    6/4/2021 6:32:44 AM, by OLDEROWL

    How are your nutrition changes doing these days? Maybe you've been listening to some myths about what and when to eat. This article might help un-confuse you. 8 Things You Always Wanted to Know about Dieting Common Diet Questions Answered ~By Megan Patrick, Staff Writer~ 40 Your b... Read more

  • I Believe in Me!

    6/4/2021 1:02:15 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog ~ SP Day 5523 Thursday, June 3, 2021 11:07PM I BELIEVE IN ME I do want to believe in me! Sometimes that's easy; other times not so much. 24 Today is one of those other times. I'd say I failed to stay on plan with R3. But I know, Susan would tell me that I did... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday & White SUVs!!!

    6/3/2021 12:49:00 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog ~ SP Day 5522 Wednesday, June 2, 2021 11:11PM SMILE! It's Wonderful Wednesday!!! That today is "Wonderful Wednesday" was something I needed to remind myself of all too often today! Life is all about finding people who are your kind of crazy! 246 M... Read more

  • June 2021

    6/2/2021 1:01:18 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog ~ SP Day 5521 Tuesday, June 1, 2021 11:50PM Goodbye MAY, HELLO JUNE! And so another month begins! 2021 just keeps on flying by! BUT... If you're always racing to the next moment, What happens to the one you're in? 38 ENJOY THE RIDE! ... Read more

  • An Angel In Disguise?

    6/1/2021 12:38:58 PM, by ON_A_DIET

    The past few days have been tremendous... My laptop crashed. It was a holiday weekend and my roommate had important plans. I had no way of getting to the nearest city to buy a new laptop. I prayed and prayed for a miracle. Saturday night, my roommate calls me up and tells me t... Read more

  • R3 Prep

    5/30/2021 2:09:53 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog ~ SP Day 5519 Sunday, May 30, 2021 12:20PM HAPPY SUNDAY! I hope it's a happy day for you, whatever day you are reading this! This weekend I'm doing my best to prepare for the beginning of my next R3 Challenge! The R3 program is pretty simple IMHO, but many ar... Read more

  • Perfection the Hawaiian way HO'OPONOPONO

    5/29/2021 4:48:29 PM, by OLDEROWL

    “Ho’o” is Hawaiian for ‘to cause’ and “ponopono” is Hawaiian for ‘perfection’. According to the ancient Hawaiians, all error arises from thoughts that are tainted by painful memories from the past which causes imbalance and disease. To correct this, one needs to return to the state of wellbeing b... Read more

  • Honoring the best in others

    5/27/2021 4:17:15 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I will do my best to honor others and make America better by: 1, Having clarity in what I want and acting accordingly: I did some soul searching and I want to encourage people to put aside their differences and live in harmony with their family, neighbors and fellow citizens as best as possible. ... Read more

  • Weight loss is for the Birds?

    5/27/2021 12:11:08 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Gaining weight is oh too easy, sometime trying to lose those extra pounds can be frustrating. Thought this article covered some basic helpful tips even if you have been at this a while (but remember, trial, error, and correction will lead to success). 6 Weight Loss Mistakes to Avoid Sma... Read more

  • Aggravation

    5/25/2021 8:48:21 AM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    I waited for over a month for the doctor's office to schedule my back procedure. When they finally called, I found that they were calling the wrong phone number. It was supposed to be scheduled for this morning. I got a call after 3 yesterday saying they didn't get an approval from the insurance ... Read more

  • 100%

    5/23/2021 12:54:44 AM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog ~ SP Day 5511 Saturday, May 22, 2021 11:49PM To ANYONE who is struggling and doesn't think they can live like this much longer PLEASE remember that you have SURVIVED 100% of YOUR BAD DAYS so far! DON'T GIVE UP! 593 Andee... Read more

  • On Forgiveness

    5/22/2021 9:40:15 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Empathy -> Forgiveness Putting ourselves in the shoes of the other person and not taking things the other person did personally when someone else says or does something is the key to forgiveness. Remember what a person says or does is usually not about you. Often you are just in the wrong pla... Read more

  • My Swiss Miss Angel

    5/21/2021 12:15:18 PM, by ON_A_DIET

    Many of you know how much I love my homemade mochas. I mix half Swiss Miss with half coffee. Thus, I save tons of money. Well, I am almost out of my canister of Swiss Miss. I order my Swiss Miss online. I wait for days. However, alot of things in life are happening and I cannot afford to b... Read more

  • Life goes on...

    5/21/2021 11:51:18 AM, by PATTYMCGRAW

    I finally have a little more energy. Not much, but more. The temperatures are rising and the sun is shining - that helps. .My dog sitter will b e moving within the month. That means that hubby won't be able to come to Michigan with me. :( I do have a plane ticket, but was counting on hubby co... Read more

  • Just Not Right

    5/21/2021 11:45:23 AM, by ON_A_DIET

    Last night, my roommate and I baked potato chip cookies for my priest. His ordination anniversary was last Friday. A belated gift. While the cookies were baking, I did a little soul searching. I know people that do nothing but simply cook, clean, watch television, work on crafts, further... Read more

  • Contact Improvisation

    5/19/2021 9:44:33 AM, by WHITE-2

    I stumbled across this on internet and thought it was very interesting to watch... I'd never heard of this. Not sure if it is something I can or would want to try but just watching the video's somehow made me feel relaxed... www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D2_1F
    qx1oI www.youtube.com/wa... Read more