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  • Countdown 25

    6/24/2021 12:44:46 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Why did the chicken cross the road? The New York City policeman said, "You give me five minutes with the chicken and I'll find out." The Bible says, "And God said unto the chicken, 'Thou shalt cross the road.' And the chicken crossed the road, and there was much rejoicing." Hemingway said, "H... Read more

  • Thursday

    6/24/2021 10:44:29 AM, by SABLENESS

    My swollen eyelid is no better, but no worse. Some more calling around got me an appointment with an ophthalmologist tomorrow morning instead of Monday. I’m afraid it might get worse over the weekend as things often tend to do. An appointment tomorrow makes me feel better. My silly Grayce puz... Read more

  • It's going to be a good day :)

    6/24/2021 9:20:02 AM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    I had a surprise yesterday when I went for my annual eye exam. They found pressure in one eye that required an emergency laser procedure. It was different than the laser procedure I had before for a different problem. I don't think the numbing drops they gave before the procedure were very effect... Read more

  • Wednesday

    6/23/2021 2:53:10 PM, by SABLENESS

    I’m still working on the recipe notebook, tossed more recipes I won’t use. I need more dividers. I’d forgotten about some of the recipes, time to make something “new”. 24 hours of antibiotic and antihistamine has made no difference on my swollen eyelid. Maybe tomorrow it’ll be better. If not,... Read more

  • Perseverance

    6/23/2021 9:38:04 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Gwen ran her 16th training run with me this morning. I am so proud of her dedication! She took this selfie, too, as we paused by a mile marker on the Ft. Fraser Trail. We ran the bridge over the Peace River, over and back, and the asphalt part of the trail back into the Circle B Bar Ranch, too. S... Read more

  • This isn’t farewell because I still need you my friends.

    6/22/2021 8:38:31 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    Spark to announcing its demise REALLY put determination into my attitude! A little adversity into life makes me want to fight back by taking better care of Myself. I’ve been very busy copying and pasting blogs, articles and resources from SP to keep my journey going. Joined Beth’s private fb ... Read more

  • Countdown 26

    6/22/2021 5:25:47 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    One day a traveling salesman was driving down a country road when he was passed by a three-legged chicken. He stepped on the gas, but at fifty miles per hour the chicken was still ahead. After a few miles, the chicken ran up a driveway and into a barn behind an old farmhouse. The salesman drove ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/22/2021 11:25:32 AM, by SABLENESS

    The only good thing in my opinion about Florida heat is how nicely it warms the pool. We think a second mockingbird nest is under construction nearby, and we see all sorts of birds out there. I do appreciate Teledoc. It sure beats sitting around in a waiting room. For reasons unknown, I ha... Read more

  • 1st Day of Summer 2021 ~ Change of Season

    6/21/2021 11:45:19 PM, by MAMADEE016

    MAMADEE's Blog ~ SP Day 5541 Monday, June 21, 2021 9:33PM Happy First Day of Summer 2021 We can't become what we need by remaining what we are. It's our last First Day of Summer here on SparkPeople. We've had about two weeks to adjust to the news of SparkPeople going d... Read more

  • A More Open Lifestyle & Plz Find Me

    6/21/2021 4:11:03 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Sunday I walked 2.5 hours with my new walking buddy (both masked). While I live 700 steps from hiking trails, she lives even closer to the walking trails near her - she backs on to them. We had an interesting walk around Beaver Creek complete with real beavers and many ducks. Then we followed Cougar... Read more

  • Monday

    6/21/2021 2:22:47 PM, by SABLENESS

    Husband and I had a wonderful evening yesterday. We went to Safety Harbor at dusk and walked on the boardwalk by the bay. There was an abundance of marsh rabbits munching their dinners, including some teenager bunnies, and we even spotted a baby one scurrying back out of site. We saw three kinds ... Read more

  • Countdown 27

    6/21/2021 1:58:01 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    A man was walking down the street with two suitcases when a stranger came up and asked, "Have you got the time?" The man put down the suitcases, looked at his wristwatch, and said, "It's exactly five forty-six and fifty-point-six seconds, and the barometric pressure is 30.06 and rising, and if you... Read more

  • Chipmunks, Rabbits, and Mice, Oh My!

    6/21/2021 7:04:43 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Lol! The pest service guy came today. I tell him not to hurt the chipmunks and where they are. He says they don’t take care of chipmunks. I’m like “I don’t want you to take care of them, I love the chipmunks. I want you to take care of the mice in the garage so they don’t bite the rabbits.” He... Read more

  • Be Grateful, Not Negative

    6/21/2021 5:54:10 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    This negativity is ridiculous. How long was Chris Downie supposed to spend his OWN money graciously helping people without much support? There needed to be changes for SparkPeople to keep going. They don’t just care about the money. They were never making any! The few memberships they did have ... Read more

  • Countdown 28

    6/20/2021 6:45:27 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    A nearsighted whale was following the submarine. Every time it shot a torpedo, the whale passed out cigars. Totally forgot about Father's Day until read on a blog today. Hope you had a happy one.... Read more

  • Future blogs…

    6/20/2021 12:48:52 PM, by POLSKARENIA

    I am moving on elsewhere for blogging. You can find my blogs from now on, here… Polskarenia.blogspot.com I’ll see how it goes, but so far it seems easy. Do please let me know if you find me! ... Read more

  • 2021-06-20 should "Harry" read this?

    6/20/2021 11:14:14 AM, by 75HEALTHYME

    The other day in a conversation with my heart specialist (MD) he asked how much of us is from genetics.. like facial expressions and such. I said I thought environment was the major influence as opposed to DNA.. If I were to answer that question today.. I would say. DNA is the control ... Read more

  • Sunday

    6/20/2021 10:09:11 AM, by SABLENESS

    I honor the father in my household, the best of daddies and far better than the one I had. ❤️ Same MISSIONS 311 Keep moving 91 Drink my eight 542 Clean something extra Yesterday I cleaned and oiled my sewing machine. It had a workout this year.😷😷😷... Read more


    6/19/2021 3:57:39 PM, by LYNMEINDERS

    Our girl is now 5 months old ... Read more


    6/19/2021 3:56:38 PM, by LYNMEINDERS

    The days and weeks are going so fast i am almost getting left behind.....lol Caught up with a friend yesterday whom I haven't seen in soooooo long....was great to spend time with her.... Have been knitting again as I ran out of baby jackets again.....seriously......all good though....am slowl... Read more

  • 19th June 2021 (not giving up, gonna keep loving Spark and enjoy it to the end!)

    6/19/2021 2:58:23 PM, by DSJB9999

    Probably 26 days (maybe 27 but I know its a really long time) sticking to the 10 hour eating. window. A couple of days ago my hubby didn't offer me more pizza as he knew it was 'too late' for me to eat - quickly he has gotten used to it. In this time I have avoided the leftovers that my son fet... Read more

  • Countdown 29

    6/19/2021 2:32:52 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    We were so poor, my dad would eat Cheerios with a fork so he could pass the milk around the table. We were so poor, we didn't even use the "o" and "r". After two weeks of gaining, today I lost a little of it back. But still 3 pounds more than before SP news. Hopefully I can do even bette... Read more

  • Saturday

    6/19/2021 9:33:36 AM, by SABLENESS

    Father’s Day eve: I’m starting off with the grocery store for a few goodies for Father’s Day breakfast and dinner. I’m fixing him lox Benedict with browned mushrooms for breakfast. Dinner will be our favorite pork tenderloin for which I need little potatoes and shallots. MISSIONS today for beg... Read more

  • Friday

    6/18/2021 8:13:42 PM, by SABLENESS

    The bike or trike is on hold till I feel like dealing with it. Father’s Day: we got into the habit years ago of celebrating on an off day when restaurants aren’t packed full. This afternoon seemed as good a time as any to go out. We went to a restaurant I hadn’t been to in awhile that used ... Read more

  • Countdown 30

    6/18/2021 6:27:20 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    When I was a kid, we were so poor that when my little brother broke his arm we had to take him out to the airport for x-rays. We were so poor, we'd lick stamps for dinner.... Read more

  • To Dad's and Back

    6/18/2021 8:44:45 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I will keep this short and sweet as my shoulder is killing me and it hurts to extend my arm toward the keyboard. I went to dad's. I didn't really "pig out" but i did eat more in a day there than I am used to here...and my weight went up 5 lbs. (I'd lost one yesterday and today have not weighed.... Read more

  • Walking Buddies & 5% Starts Soon

    6/17/2021 11:46:25 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I got in touch with a couple of walking buddies that live in my area. One is 11 blocks away and the other is a 10 minute drive from here. Sunday I am meeting the one closest by to walk at Cougar Creek Park (right near her house). It takes its name after Cougar Creek, a salmon stream that flows throu... Read more

  • Thursday

    6/17/2021 6:46:46 PM, by SABLENESS

    Depression has hit me like a ton of bricks. I’ve been somewhat depressed for months, but the last straw was the etrike. I’m so disappointed. It isn’t the ideal solution I’d hoped for. I have several issues with it, but worst of all is the stirred up trauma from a very bad childhood experience. ... Read more

  • Countdown 31

    6/17/2021 12:16:18 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    A group from Chicago spent a weekend gambling in Las Vegas. One of the men on the trip won $100,000. He didn't want anyone to know about it, so he decided not to return with the others. He took a later plane home, arriving back at 3 a. m. He immediately went out to the backyard of his house, dug... Read more


    6/16/2021 5:28:22 PM, by LYNMEINDERS

    I am having a LYN day today.....no cafe....no baby.... Lunch with a friend.....looking forward to it..... Meanwhile I am trying to catchup on computer work ready for a review I have on Monday with the board that gives me permission to be a volunteer Chaplain..... Have been at the cafe this ... Read more

  • Countdown 32

    6/16/2021 12:44:33 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    A man went to the doctor with two black eyes. The doctor said, "These are really bad. Were you in a fight or in an accident?" The man replied, "I got these in church." "In church!" the doctor replied. "How could that happen?" "Well," the man explained, "we were kneeling at prayer. When we ... Read more

  • I have started losing weight again!!

    6/16/2021 10:35:42 AM, by ELLAPOOR

    I started a new program on May 24, 2021 and have lost 24 pounds as of today. My blood sugar levels have come down from almost 400 to under 200 now. My AlC is down to 8.7 from 11. I have a lot more energy and feel a lot better now. I am so happy to start losing weight again.... Read more

  • Sometimes…

    6/16/2021 9:16:43 AM, by TAYGRL

    …the Universe is tryna tell you something. It’s up to us whether we listen or not. 😊... Read more

  • Busy, busy, busy during the hottest week this year so far….

    6/16/2021 8:56:27 AM, by POLSKARENIA

    I know I haven’t been active this past week. Laurie has had a huge abscess on his bottom, so I have been busier than usual at home. We went back to the dr’s on Monday as the antibiotics hadn’t helped. The dr looked very concerned and sent him to the local hospital for a surgery consultation, who in ... Read more

  • Casey, Fitness Buddy

    6/16/2021 8:43:42 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Casey is 2 years old now, but still very energetic and playful. He is many, many things to me, almost all positive, but one of his greatest roles is being my fitness buddy. I started to call him my fitness equipment, but he is definitely not inanimate! I got most of my 12,500+ steps with him yesterd... Read more

  • Spark360 adding food tracker 8/15

    6/16/2021 1:20:31 AM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    Just saw this on Spark360 Hello SP Alumni! We just got confirmation that a food tracker will be launched to the Spark360/SparkAmerica platform by August 15 and it will include all nutrients. -- The SparkPeople Team... Read more

  • 2021 50 Things I Love & 5% Future

    6/15/2021 10:04:50 PM, by KALISWALKER

    50 THINGS I LOVE This is in no particular order, just as they come to mind. 1. My loving hubby Alan 2. My children and grandchildren 3. My dogs Rebel & Royce 4. Cherry Jam 5. Homemade soup 6. Walking with Royce in the Watershed Park 7. Playing board games 8. Playing Canasta w... Read more

  • Adapting to Change

    6/15/2021 6:44:37 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    My DH likes to stay in a movie theater and watch the credits. He calls it being a bitter ender. I’m staying on SP until the end copying and pasting resources and blogging here as well. I’m a person who doesn’t like change so this transition is difficult for me. I haven’t chosen a tracker or bl... Read more

  • Tuesday carrying on

    6/15/2021 12:29:54 PM, by SABLENESS

    Yesterday’s list is ongoing. Added: drop off stuff at Salvation Army, clean another cupboard or drawer. Fingers crossed. After a whole year and three ebikes, I may actually have a satisfactory bike. Obviously a saga there. Bike #1 ordered last June, took forever to get both man’s and woman... Read more

  • Countdown 33

    6/15/2021 12:22:31 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    A visitor to a dude ranch is walking around the corral one day and sees one of the older hands feeding the horses. He walks over and strikes up a conversation. "How long have you worked here?" he asks. "Twenty-five years," the ranch hand says. "Ever had any accidents?" "Nope." says the ran... Read more

  • Thriving

    6/15/2021 11:39:34 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    We are so happy that our Tuesday dance is thriving. Over 25 people today; didn't get everyone in the pix. This dance is here to stay and we used to come when there were only 4 of us!!... Read more

  • 2021-06-15 Nutrition Trackers

    6/15/2021 9:08:41 AM, by 75HEALTHYME

    Triggered by a member questioning the nutrition tracker differences between SparkPeople, MyFitnessPal, and FarSecret... Just a thought... (or 2 or 3) nearly always when I have done a search for a name brand item on SP... I would get multiple entries listed.. and when I looked at the number... Read more

  • oxygen

    6/14/2021 5:52:10 PM, by GWYNLEE2

    about a week ago I went to urgent care cuz I was short of breath. they sent me to ER. Turns out I would not have been short of breath if I had been wearing my oxygen. brain fart time... Read more

  • Countdown 34

    6/14/2021 4:06:09 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    This guy's father dies, and he tells the undertaker he wants to give his dad the very best. So they have the funeral, and the undertaker sends him a bill for $16,000. He pays it. A month later he gets a bill for $85, which he pays. The next month there's another $85 bill, and the next month ther... Read more

  • 1297 Blogs Later, Saving Info & Invitation

    6/14/2021 12:58:54 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Wow 1297 blogs (1) since I started in 2008. I am copying and then deleting my blogs. When I copy a blog sometimes it includes the pictures and with some I have to save the picture on my laptop and then paste it in. I started with the oldest first. It's a very slow process. Each time I delete a blog ... Read more

  • Monday

    6/14/2021 10:21:36 AM, by SABLENESS

    MISSIONS 248 1. Finish up some loose ends stuff. 248 2. Clean a cupboard 248 3. Load a box or two for Salvation Army 4. Clean frig 5. Groceries? 6. Enjoy pool I’m listening to Christmas music and have gotten a good start on the day’s MISSIONS. My MISSION for the week ... Read more

  • Dreams come true ---

    6/14/2021 9:22:07 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Doing really good on WW right now. Just .8 of a pound over goal. Hope to keep going. It may never be easy for me, but I will never give up. I just like living at a normal weight so much better than being overweight. First of all, I never dreamed I could lose the weight I carried for over 5 deca... Read more

  • Two months...

    6/14/2021 8:33:26 AM, by ANNIESADVENTURE

    The news that Spark is closing down Aug 17 is devastating, a tail-spinner. Our IF team wants to stay together. Where do we go? Is there a group out there that offers what Spark People has given us? I like the teams, the blogs and on-line journal, and the nutrition and exercise logs. We ar... Read more

  • 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

  • My inner why

    6/13/2021 8:31:20 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    I down loaded my weight tracker since 2013. I learned something valuable. I quit my journey each time when my weight was 225-230. I restarted each time my weight was 260. The same 35 lbs. each time. Not quite what I was striving for but I am happy I could let myself restart so many times. I realized... Read more

  • Easy food tracking site recommendations

    6/13/2021 7:09:12 PM, by SHERRI1BEE

    Suggestions would be appreciated! I can easily eat 5,000 calories a day without batting an eye. Tracking keeps me in line as well as making healthier choices!... Read more

  • Countdown 35

    6/13/2021 1:04:38 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    So I came into town around midnight, but there was only one hotel and the clerk said every room was taken. So what did you do? I begged. I got down on my knees. I said, "You've got to have a room. Anything. Please." And? Finally, she said, "Well, I do have a double room with only one occ... Read more

  • More Race Pictures and More Race Satisfaction!

    6/13/2021 7:28:47 AM, by SLENDERELLA61

    The sunrise over Lake Hollingsworth was spectacular for the Summer Sunrise Watermelon 5K #1 2021 yesterday. One of the Lakeland Runner's Club members took pictures right about the half way mark of the race. I did tell Gwen to smile at the end and look at the camera for a picture. I didn't warn h... Read more

  • Future of The Official 5% Challenges

    6/13/2021 12:05:53 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Hi 5% Challengers. You've likely read that SparkPeople is closing August 17th. The 2021 Summer Challenge is the last one we are doing on Spark. It starts June 19th so we can complete all 8 weeks. We have got a lot of inquiries about the future of the 5% Challenge. The Official 5% Challenge Comm... Read more

  • Saturday

    6/12/2021 4:00:29 PM, by SABLENESS

    Losing SP and my little old cat was a double whammy this week. The last four days I’ve eaten poorly half a day and well the other half, so I guess I could be doing worse. I’ve made a point of getting in the pool each day; I think it’s helping me sleep better. I’ve been accumulating clean l... Read more

  • Countdown 36

    6/12/2021 3:34:57 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Two cows are lying in a field. One of them says to the other, "So, what do you think about this mad cow disease?" The other says, "What do I care? I'm a helicopter."... Read more

  • Summer Sunrise Watermelon 5K #1 2021

    6/12/2021 1:15:04 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    Gwen ran her first 5K in 43:39. There were 30 girls in her age group (10-14) and she is only 10, but she felt really good finishing before 6 others. She had set her goal "to finish" and surpassed that for sure! I ran with her and that time was 4th in my age group, but I loved runni... Read more

  • My latest blog-journal 6-12-2021 through 8-17-21 come back I will update several times!

    6/12/2021 9:58:52 AM, by SPARKLINGME176

    252 6-12-2021 In response to 2BDYNAMIC's last blog: I've never heard of the 5 stages of grief.... but I have had them all, over SP closing. Our precious LUCY dog passed over in April.... still VERY sad. SP gave me the courage to move forward. I became much MORE involved in SP with the pandemic.... Read more

  • Wow We Did It!

    6/12/2021 12:54:16 AM, by KALISWALKER

    We hurried things up so we can start the Summer 5% Challenge earlier. This ensures we can do the full 8 weeks before SparkPeople close the doors. It was a lot of work but it been it's done! I had my 6 month check up today with my Medical Weight Management (MWM) doctor. It's been about 2.5 years... Read more

  • Friday

    6/11/2021 10:18:10 PM, by SABLENESS

    MISSIONS accomplished: Laundry. Husband needed a clean shirt with farm logo for his market day tomorrow. Grocery shopping. The store I shopped at yesterday didn’t have everything on my list, just as well since I found some good sales at today’s store. I bought salmon and pork tenderloin,... Read more

  • Exercise Motivation

    6/11/2021 6:19:47 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    Apply daily. ... Read more

  • Still here

    6/11/2021 2:22:32 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    Working on copying and pasting SP blogs and articles. I NEED those Coach Dean articles from back in the day. Noticed a trend as I was copying articles. I group them and create folders for them so I can more easily access them. Same old hot button issues over and over again. Slip, binge, emotio... Read more

  • Countdown 37

    6/11/2021 12:51:46 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    Mr. Johnson, I want to speak with you about your son. I discovered him playing doctor with my daughter! Well, it's only natural for children that age to explore their sexuality in the form of play. Sexuality? He took out her appendix!... Read more

  • End of the day

    6/10/2021 9:42:01 PM, by SABLENESS

    I made an effort to get out of my slump. The best thing I did today was spend some time in the pool around dusk. The water was warm as I like it, the breeze had died down, and the darkening sky was clear. The mockingbird family in the crepe myrtle must have gone to bed; I didn’t hear the babies, ... Read more

  • Sad but… We Must Never Give Up

    6/10/2021 8:33:30 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Spark Spirit, all! Yes, we are sad, some angry, frustrated, emotions running around like crazy. I’m deeply saddened by losing the one thing that worked for me- a community to support me. I know Chris Downie, SparkGuy, is a man of integrity and really cares. He must have a really good reason for c... Read more

  • Sparkle and Shine

    6/10/2021 8:06:44 PM, by SPEDED2

    For anyone interested in maintaining Spark friend connections, I have created a group called Sparkle and Shine on Fatsecret.com Please feel free to join us. Everyone is welcome! 381... Read more


    6/10/2021 4:29:27 PM, by LYNMEINDERS

    So pleased some of you have been able to read Spark Guys blog.... Like you , I am bitterly disappointed and as MJ said...."told us after the horse had bolted" and an "honest apology would have been nice" However.... I have learned that corporate's will do what they will do and don't give a "st... Read more

  • Countdown 38

    6/10/2021 1:33:38 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    A dog owner takes his sick dog to the vet. The vet examines the dog and pronounces it terminally ill. The pet owner requests a second opinion. So the vet brings his own kitten in, and the kitten examines the sick dog and shakes his head. The pet owner requests another opinion. This time the vet... Read more

  • What Brings You Joy

    6/10/2021 9:52:16 AM, by NANCY-

    Since Chris's announcement, life has gone on. I have had joy in my life. The joy of having healthy tasty food to savor for my meals. The joy of being able to move. The joy of adventure. I have learned from my SparkFriends to that a healthy lifestyle is something to be cherished, not d... Read more

  • Fatsecret.com

    6/10/2021 9:34:37 AM, by SPEDED2

    Hello All, Fatsecret.com A free site with all resources and features of Spark: groups to join, community, recipes, trackers, and more. This is exciting and I'm trying to spread the word. My Avatar, Minion, and user name, Speded2, are the same as what they are/were here. If you decide to j... 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

  • 9th June - days 15, 16 and 17

    6/10/2021 4:01:42 AM, by DSJB9999

    I am still making most of last few weeks with Spark as I've loved it for years! I have almost been a member for 12 years starting on 23/6/2009. I especially love and will miss my Spark points, have 226,065 now. Yesterday and today have been other good days where I keep sticking to my 10 hour ... Read more

  • spark people closing

    6/9/2021 8:03:18 PM, by GWYNLEE2

    no offense to any one with what I want to say. Spark people is closing -- I am taking it as money issues. At one point, when I first started with spark there was a fee -- $4.00 a month or something. then it went free. then there was a free side and a side where yyou paid for a preimium fee.... Read more

  • Falling Without a Net???

    6/9/2021 4:49:59 PM, by SLENDERELLA61

    OH, EEEeewwwww. I was just hanging on, circling just over my goal weight range, fighting gains, day by day, minute by minute. Holding on to all the positives, celebrating the joyous things (like running with my grandchild, in blogs, supported by my SparkFriends), using the nutrition tracker on and o... Read more

  • Countdown 39

    6/9/2021 4:38:14 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    We went to this wonderful restaurant today and I can't remember the name of it. What's that flower with the sharp thorns that can be red, white, or pink? Rose? Yeah. Hey, Rose, what's the name of that restaurant?... Read more


    6/9/2021 4:36:23 PM, by LYNMEINDERS

    Here is the link to a blog Sparkguy has written www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p
    ublic_jo urnal_individual.asp?blog_id
    =6763127 I am not sure how much of it I believe to be honest... Read more

  • SparkPeople

    6/9/2021 9:49:26 AM, by PTOBYNE

    So I see that a lot of people are not happy with SP closing and re-opening shop under a new name. It's going to take time for the new SA to get up to speed! We are expecting a lot and I don't feel that it's fair to judge the site before it even gets up and running. I'll stop coming on SP becau... Read more

  • Changes

    6/9/2021 8:55:26 AM, by SABLENESS

    The day after my tiny twenty year old cat died peacefully in my chair….My head feels a bit battered from yesterday’s tears. Even as of last night, I was aware of changes. I hadn’t noticed since Friday when she began to seriously decline that the two younger cats had taken a break from their ... Read more

  • Still Looking

    6/9/2021 12:23:57 AM, by KALISWALKER

    We are looking a new site to replace Spark but haven't found the diet, exercise, member lead teams/challenges, and blogs. If you find something please let me know. We are setting up a Facebook 5% Challenge team with topics/sections for each team, so people can keep in contact with their teammat... Read more

  • Walking on Water

    6/8/2021 5:09:56 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Have you had this happen to you? When for a long time you worked and watched what you ate and exercised and really , it seemed not to be accomplishing anything. You think of all the pounds ahead and need to be gone and you feel kind of in despair. And then something happens. Something that... Read more

  • Countdown 40

    6/8/2021 3:16:10 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    My father decided that I should learn how to swim. We went to one of the lakes in the area, and my father put a boat in the water. He rowed me out a little way from shore and threw me overboard. I swam back to shore. He took me out farther and threw me overboard again. Again, I swam back to sho... Read more

  • RIP Miss Moppet

    6/8/2021 3:09:24 PM, by SABLENESS

    My little old cat is joining the others in the backyard. We had an appointment for a Lap of Love vet to come to our home later today, but she did it on her own a little while ago. She was with us for most of her twenty years after we couldn’t resist a tiny feisty young bundle of energy at the Huma... Read more

  • 2021-06-08 link to Chris blog of explanation

    6/8/2021 9:49:07 AM, by 75HEALTHYME

    link to SparkGuy's Monday June 7, 2021 blog https://www.sparkpeople.com/my
    dual.asp?blog_id=6763127... Read more

  • 2021-06-08 AN OPTION

    6/8/2021 9:18:04 AM, by 75HEALTHYME

    Brooklyn_Born June 07, 2021 blog tells a bit about a google group that is forming for those who are on maintenance and those "ASPIRING" to maintain ! ! ... there is a link there as well. You will need to click on the request to join.. NOTE: You will want to use your SP-id for your disp... Read more

  • New Site?

    6/8/2021 12:49:17 AM, by KALISWALKER

    I am sad to learn that SparkPeople will be closing August 17th. SparkAmerica where you can choose an American city to join. We have a second home in WA so hubby and I joined SparkSeattle https://sparkamerica.com/spark
    -cities/ I am not sure what the site is about, but I will let... Read more

  • 6/7/21 Day Five - Poor food choices

    6/7/2021 9:17:43 PM, by TEDYBEAR2838

    Day five - I did make a lot of poor food choices, but in the end, I adjusted and came out mostly within parameters as follows: CALORIES ALLOWED:.....1230-1580 CALORIES EATEN:..............1432 CARBS ALLOWED:...........154-198 CARBS EATEN:....................211 FAT ALLOWED:...... 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

  • Blog from Sparkguy today.

    6/7/2021 7:37:32 PM, by POSITIVEHOPE

    Sparkguys blog today about closing. https://www.sparkpeople.com/
    vidual.asp?blog_id=6763127 ... Read more

  • 2021-06-07 It's Better This Way

    6/7/2021 5:16:21 PM, by 75HEALTHYME

    I think I will try to use this as my solace... "It's Better This Way..." I do not know why this is happening when it is... but I do know that I have been spending way too much of my day one way or another in SparkPeople world... I have needed to go on a technology diet and now I de... Read more

  • Brody bits... we're back in service

    6/7/2021 4:16:46 PM, by BARBARAJ73

    Hi everyone! Brody here... Mom says this Sparky place is going away and lots of people are sad about it. So I thought I would share happy news! You might remember that my last message shared sad news that my big brother, Riley, and I had retired from our jobs as therapy dogs. Then we had ... Read more

  • Countdown 41

    6/7/2021 12:33:21 PM, by KITTYHAWK1949

    This man buys a pet parrot and brings him home. But the parrot starts cursing him and using terrible language and insulting his wife, so finally the man picks up the parrot and throws him in the freezer to teach him a lesson. He hears the parrot squawking and screaming in there for a while, and t... Read more

  • Poking around, I found this epitaph connected to the NCIS show.

    6/7/2021 12:13:55 PM, by CTUPTON

    Epitaph poem from NCIS Epitaph By Merrit Malloy When I die Give what’s left of me away To children And old men that wait to die. And if you need to cry, Cry for your brother Walking the street beside you. And when you need me, Put your arms Around anyone And give them... Read more

  • Staying in touch

    6/7/2021 9:41:19 AM, by RUTHIEBEAR

    This is my hubby walking our daughter down the aisle two weeks ago. I am sorry for being missing for so long. I have been struggling with stress and a bit of depression. I am not going to dwell on that. I was shocked when I saw the article about SP closing in August. I am still trying t... Read more

  • Very underhanded

    6/7/2021 8:20:20 AM, by SABLENESS

    Very underhanded, SP. I finally found the article about SP shutting down as of Aug 17 after trying links others posted, first heard about it through comments, now I’ve lost it again. Could you not have done us the courtesy of making a general announcement to those of us affected by your unilateral d... Read more

  • 41. 961 SparkGoodie points left - so, who needs some spark hugs and spark diamonds?!

    6/6/2021 11:26:07 PM, by SPARKINON

    Oh, SP.... imagine all the triggered foody binges now! 198 Noooooooo! No-No-No-No-No-No-No-No! Please don't break your streaks, or binge out, due to the news of the SP-as-we-know-it closure! As sad as it is, the end of an era....as tough as the news is....sparkies are tougher, yeah! We got th... Read more

  • 6/6/21 Day 4

    6/6/2021 10:14:44 PM, by TEDYBEAR2838

    Back for day 4. Completed. Successful. Happy with Results. 140 minutes walking CALORIES ALLOWED:.....1230-1580 CALORIES EATEN:..............1271 CARBS ALLOWED:...........154-198 CARBS EATEN:....................140 FAT ALLOWED:.................. 41-53 FAT EAT... Read more

  • Sunday

    6/6/2021 8:09:54 PM, by SABLENESS

    Nice to have last night’s leftovers for Sunday’s supper. That Parmesan baked chicken is mighty good. My little old cat isn’t doing very well. She’s eaten little the last couple of days, not even fried chicken. I’ve done a little rearranging so she can still get onto her favorite sleeping pla... Read more

  • I will miss you all.

    6/6/2021 6:53:10 PM, by NEBRASKANNIE

    I'm very sad about this...... Read more


    6/6/2021 5:29:14 PM, by LYNMEINDERS

    I am totally gutted at the article that I have just kind read..... ://www.sparkpeople.com/resou
    rce/nutri tion_articles.asp?id=2660... Read more

  • The future lies elsewhere...

    6/6/2021 5:21:01 PM, by POLSKARENIA

    Well, we’ll, well.... SP is turning in on itself and ignoring those of us outside the US. No surprises there really, the dollar speaks more strongly yet again! I would love to stay in touch with my lovely sparkly friends on here, wherever they might hail from, so here’s my email... Renia@m... Read more