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  • 6/21/21 - Bedtime

    6/21/2021 8:59:51 PM, by GORDON66

    When I'm doing my Bodypump class, Sami is always entertaining. Today she was circling the monitor and get a claw caught in the tower. I had to stop to get her free. At least it was during the lunge track; I hate lunges. Our area hasn't had much rain. When it has rained, it's come down in bu... 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 ... and the week begins .... making it the best week that I can !!!!!

    6/21/2021 9:36:32 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • 6/20/21 - Bedtime

    6/20/2021 11:55:54 PM, by GORDON66

    I'm sitting next to an open window listening to the rain. There's some thunder in the background, so I'm hoping that a the rain doesn't get too crazy. None to soon, I planted my annuals today. Time to close the window. I'm feeling raindrops. Sweet dreams everyone!!! Leslie ... Read more

  • Southwestern Three-Bean & Barley Soup

    6/20/2021 4:48:23 PM, by GORDON66

    A number of members expressed interest in the recipe for the soup, so I am posting it for everyone to enjoy. 6-servings, about 1 1/3 cups each 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, diced 1 large stalk celery, diced 1 large carrot, diced 9 cups water 4 cups (32-oun... Read more

  • Sunday ... start of a brand new week .. and a fun week to boot !!!! :)

    6/20/2021 9:23:41 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • 6/19/21 - Bedtime

    6/19/2021 11:47:00 PM, by GORDON66

    The temperature is 67, and I've got the thermostat set at 75. It's time to turn off the A/C and open the windows. When I cut the grass at around 5 PM, it wasn't nearly so pleasant. I was sweating so much that my clothes were sticking to me. This afternoon, I was channel surfing and settl... Read more

  • Saturday musings, I hope you don't miss these too much! LOL!

    6/19/2021 9:22:36 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    In no particular order. Juneteenth. I learned about the delay in slave emancipation years ago while studying some history. It should be a celebrated holiday as much as July 4th is in the USA. It is unfortunate that some people have had to fight for that declaration over and over again for gen... Read more

  • Saturday !! today is another quiet day on the docket .. :) Have a great day !! I'm going to !

    6/19/2021 8:27:40 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • 6/18/21 - Bedtime

    6/18/2021 11:56:44 PM, by GORDON66

    Again I was weeding around the patio until it got dark. I would like to say it was a quiet evening, but the planes were coming in for a landing. Just by the sound, I've gotten pretty good at picking out the 747s. Something else to add to my resume. 211 It rained just enough that I didn't ... Read more

  • Friday .. quiet busy day ahead .. :) Starting to plan for Lilo packing .. :) Have a great day !

    6/18/2021 9:21:58 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... 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

  • 6/17/21 - Bedtime

    6/17/2021 11:43:40 PM, by GORDON66

    Lots of grumbling at the office today. There were complaints about how often the boss calls the ladies at home when they are working remotely. He's been known to micromanage. Over the last year or so, I doubt that I've gotten more than 10 calls. Lots of emails, but no calls. Heck, our offices a... Read more

  • Finding my own (new) path

    6/17/2021 4:54:20 PM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    “The Road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with eager feet, Until it joins some larger way Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say” J.R.R. Tolkien There a... Read more

  • Thursday .. What a whirlwind of a day yesterday .. today busy as well .. Wish all a wonderful day!

    6/17/2021 8:33:59 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • P.S.

    6/17/2021 6:14:02 AM, by SUSANNAH31

    I learned something about myself from this SP closing exercise. If something is ending - even something I don't want to end, something that I love and enjoy - my reaction is to just cut it off quickly and cleanly. Move on. Don't linger, don't look back. Keep the good memories. I hate goo... Read more

  • 6/16/21 - BEDTIME

    6/16/2021 10:58:15 PM, by GORDON66

    While I was weeding around the bird feeder, there was a bunny in the yard. It was pretty clear that the rabbit would have preferred that I take a hike, so it could sift through what the birds left behind. I don't think the bunny thought I was much of a predator, because it didn't run away. Wh... Read more

  • I'm here to the end but am making decisions. What DO I want?

    6/16/2021 8:35:45 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    No worries, I'm sticking it out to the end. I am not one to procrastinate. Now I have time to play, rant and rave, and think about my next moves. I like blogging and commenting on blogs, like sitting in a sewing circle with my friends and morning coffee! I have time to contemplate my next move... Read more

  • It's Wednesday .. Hubby's home safe and sound, car pickup today .. little world back together!

    6/16/2021 7:55:14 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... 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

  • Spark / Friends / Irene / Health / Heart / Future

    6/15/2021 12:03:24 PM, by MNNSAIDE

    Hello Spark Friends, Before time gets away from me and Spark shuts down, I'd like to just say 304 to all the wonderful friends I have met here on this wonderful site. I was first invited by my very good friend Yvonne when Best Life was making changes. This all happened as my mom wa... Read more

  • Tuesday .. last day of bachlorettism .. ready for him to come home .. :)

    6/15/2021 10:40:23 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • Now what?

    6/15/2021 7:19:05 AM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    I'm down to my last two blogs. All the ones I wanted to save have been. Do I turn out the lights or wait for someone to do it for me? I suddenly feel as empty as my pages. ... Read more

  • 6/14/21 - Bedtime

    6/14/2021 8:54:11 PM, by GORDON66

    Once again, Sami was climbing all over me while I was trying to do chest presses. Then she sat on the chair and supervised. I was so happy to be able to open up the windows and take a break from the A/C. It was also easier shooing out the flies that had gotten into the house. Sami has re... 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 .. had my quiet day .. back to busy today !!! :) Have a great day !! I'm going to !!

    6/14/2021 9:24:26 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • 6/13/21 - Bedtime

    6/13/2021 7:36:00 PM, by GORDON66

    A bunch of little things that I've been putting off finally got done today. Clutter begone!!! Sometimes it amazes me how quickly the weeks go by. Since I haven't been doing a great job planning meals, I have to make do with what I have on hand and that includes dried beans. This time I neede... Read more

  • My application of what I learned here has been not what I'd hoped for.

    6/13/2021 5:36:30 PM, by OVERWORKEDJANET

    As I read and delete my years of blogs, I have found a constant theme. I complain about my habits. I cajole myself into stating I'll do better. I might try for a bit. Then I don't. I haven't. I am disappointed I didn't do better in those 12 years and I weigh exactly the same as the day I sta... Read more

  • Sunday is here .. One more day of just be me day !!! This has definately been a whirlwind week!

    6/13/2021 8:23:38 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... 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

  • 6/12/21 - Bedtime

    6/12/2021 11:57:15 PM, by GORDON66

    The area finally got some rain and, boy, did it come down. There was some thunder, and the kitties headed under my bed. It could just be my imagination, but the grass seems greener. That's the up side. The down side is that it will have to be mowed. The rain loosened up the weeds that a... Read more

  • Saturday ... what a difference a day makes .. Nail appt this morning, then home ! till Monday!

    6/12/2021 9:01:17 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!! I ... 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

  • 6/11/21 - Bedtime

    6/11/2021 11:46:41 PM, by GORDON66

    When I drove to the dentist's office to get my teeth cleaned, I realized I hadn't had the car out of the garage since last Sunday. There's a reason my 11-year-old car has only 29,320 miles on it; I no longer own a horse. The training barns were about 100 miles from home, and then there were the ho... Read more

  • Friday ... REDO !!! regrouped, and much MUCH better !!! Have a great day !!!!

    6/11/2021 1:35:24 PM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • Friday ... boy .. been awake for about 1 1/2 hours and my day's confusing already ..welcome home!!

    6/11/2021 8:55:57 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • 6/10/21 - Bedtime

    6/11/2021 12:02:52 AM, by GORDON66

    When it comes to computer skills, mine are limited to what I've learned on the job. I'm so old that I learned to type on an manual Underwood typewriter, so I'm very grateful to my Spark friends who found alternate sites and groups to join. Although it's very warm and humid, I managed to fini... Read more

  • Thursday .. Heading home .. hope to be home in time for class tonight .. :)

    6/10/2021 9:36:37 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • 6/9/21 - Bedtime

    6/9/2021 8:55:44 PM, by GORDON66

    Since I'm still crazy after all these years, I have a therapist. Instead of going into the office, we've been talking over the phone. The object is to determine why I keep using food to deal with my emotions. My coping skills are lacking, and my inappropriate eating choices have become habitual. ... Read more

  • Spark People closing

    6/9/2021 10:43:52 AM, by WINACHST

    Well, it has been good while it lasted, but as with everything there is a season. I am glad that it lasted as long as it did, this has been great resource.... Read more

  • Wednesday .. Eagle hunt day !!! Wish me luck !!! They were nowhere to be seen yesterday !!

    6/9/2021 3:45:26 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... 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

  • 6/8/21 - Bedtime

    6/8/2021 11:51:45 PM, by GORDON66

    I made sure I got out of the office earlier, and the "L" was much less hectic. It's been very dry, so I've had to water my garden almost daily. Since my watering wand needs to be retired, I keep getting squirted. It's a good thing it's warm, because my shoes and clothing keep getting wet. ... Read more

  • Changes and Struggles 2021

    6/8/2021 5:36:07 PM, by WOLFKITTY

    I've been going through the cycles of grief for some things related to my health.. and on the 12th year anniversary of the first Spark Convention, I found out today about SparkPeople closing on August 17. https://www.sparkpeople.com/
    resource/wellness_articles
    .asp?id=2659 I had ju... Read more

  • The Final Blog?

    6/8/2021 3:06:34 PM, by NITEMAN3D

    I've got myself set up at Spark360 and so far I'm less than impressed. Even after the trackers are added it looks to me as if it will be way too 'touchy-feely' for my taste. Guess I should be able to find online trackers to my liking and like-minded social groups to keep me on track. This may eve... Read more

  • The Bend in the Road

    6/8/2021 9:27:04 AM, by WINTERFLOWER

    I find this is taking a lot of thought and processing to get through. I have been active on SP since January 2016 and a member since 2007. I want to get myself to the point my whole being is in agreement with this thought: "I'm going to make the best of the remaining time and be here til th... Read more

  • Tuesday is here .. :) ROAD TRIP !!!! Have a wonderful day .. I'm going to !!! :)

    6/8/2021 9:19:38 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • So sad, SparkPeople, how can you forsake us?

    6/8/2021 8:39:43 AM, by GARDENERGAL

    I am truly saddened and dismayed that the Spark ladder and safety net to better health is being pulled out from under us. Its community involvement and tracking tools are fundamental to many of us on our path to weightloss and good physical fitness. I was bummed out by this all yesterday. Las... Read more

  • My last blog

    6/8/2021 4:06:32 AM, by SUSANNAH31

    I have just learned from my SP friend, Watermellen, that this site will be closing down soon. It is sad to say good-bye to all my friends here, after so many years of sharing our trials and triumphs with weight loss and healthy living....as well as sharing life's events that happened along the way... 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 - Bedtime

    6/7/2021 9:04:13 PM, by GORDON66

    It was like a Disney movie under the birdfeeder. There were squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, and birds! Sami was sitting in the window, and a rabbit got up close and personal with her. She was very interested. I'm glad it was an adult rabbit, because they're too big to get under the rabbit fen... Read more

  • The Spark Announcement :(

    6/7/2021 11:02:49 AM, by ECLIPSED

    I would think by now that everyone has seen the Spark announcement that will kill the spark platform as we know it. I've been here since March 2007, and will miss it immensely! I took the time to go back over all of my blogs and was somewhat surprised and happy with them. I didn't realize how optimi... Read more

  • Monday is here again .. Bachlorettism begins !!! :) Eagle hunt is on tomorrow!

    6/7/2021 10:12:48 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • SPARK PEOPLE FB GROUP

    6/7/2021 7:45:02 AM, by TCARRIGAN21

    Since SP is changing the platform we have started a new fb group to keep in touch with everyone here. come join us! We will be doing challenges etc. Share the link and build our family on fb! https://www.facebook.com/gro
    ups/464782181287111... Read more

  • SPARK PEOPLE FB GROUP

    6/7/2021 7:44:37 AM, by TCARRIGAN21

    Since SP is changing the platform we have started a new fb group to keep in touch with everyone here. come join us! We will be doing challenges etc. Share the link and build our family on fb! https://www.facebook.com/gro
    ups/464782181287111... Read more

  • 6/6/21 - Bedtime

    6/7/2021 12:11:34 AM, by GORDON66

    I switched purses today and found $2.37 in change at the bottom of the purse. There was even a dollar bill. It's a bucket purse, so there's lots of room for things to hide. In spite of the heat and humidity, there were chores that needed to be done outside, because tomorrow is garbage day. B... Read more

  • Sensational Sunday !!! Things are starting to realign again !! Things were mixed up a few days

    6/6/2021 9:49:57 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • 6/5/21 - Bedtime

    6/5/2021 11:56:42 PM, by GORDON66

    Although it's been warm, the humidity has been low, so it's been tolerable. Last night, I slept with the windows open covered with a light blanket. The humidity rolled in today. The kitties were melting, so I turned on the A/C. I really didn't realize how much they enjoyed the cooler temperature... Read more

  • RV Camping & Kayaks

    6/5/2021 7:58:10 PM, by KALISWALKER

    We are RV camping for 4 nights. Yesterday we did tourist things like a scenic drive in the mountains on a winding road that follows a river. We explored a campground on a river and sourced out things to do if we stay there sometime. Nearby there is a small heritage museum and a cafe and hiking desti... Read more

  • Saturday .... thankful Friday is over, and hubby survived .. I had a day of a "mood" .. better today

    6/5/2021 9:13:51 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • 6/4/21 - Bedtime

    6/4/2021 11:56:39 PM, by GORDON66

    Except for basil, my vegetable garden is planted, 244 Along the fence line, I found a cluster of volunteer tomato plants. Whenever I find volunteers, I get really excited. Until the plants start producing tomatoes, I never know what I'm getting, so it's always a mystery. Plus, think how tou... Read more

  • Friday is here once again !!! Watercolor class was fun last night. This AM I pick up Beauty!

    6/4/2021 8:42:54 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • Vegetables

    6/4/2021 6:02:06 AM, by SUSANNAH31

    How to get those vegetables into the menu... In the cold weather, for me, soup is the way to go. One pot of soup in the refrigerator can be added to and kept at the ready for every day. The soup can be eaten as the entire meal, or as a side dish. The soup specialist here at SP is my frie... Read more

  • 6/3/21 - Bedtime

    6/4/2021 12:03:37 AM, by GORDON66

    By the time I finished planting some more tomato plants, I was watering the garden in the dark. It's a good thing my neighbor has a sensor light, so I can sort of see what I'm doing. The "L" is quickly getting back to pre-pandemic craziness. This morning, a guy came through our car twice aski... Read more

  • Thursday .. day after Wednesday .. (hey I'm good) .. wish you a wonderful day !

    6/3/2021 11:18:09 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • Find Your Motivation

    6/3/2021 12:15:22 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Looking at these images, I rate myself #5 (bottom right hand). I expect to be #6 (to the left of #5) by July 12th, when I have my annual appointment with the surgeon who will be doing my surgery in the late fall. The recovery will be 8 - 12 weeks. Yesterday I had a telemedical visit wit... Read more

  • 6/2/21 - Bedtime

    6/2/2021 11:26:56 PM, by GORDON66

    It was supposed to rain today, and we did not get a drop. I dragged the hose out of the garage and gave all the veggies a good soaking. Since the weather has been so weird, it's been hard to get everything planted, because the ground has been cold. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. An... Read more

  • Before and After ...

    6/2/2021 2:08:47 PM, by PRIMEOFMYLIFE

    Why on earth would I post a picture of me “before” weight loss? I didn’t feel attractive, I felt bloated, and looked it!, my clothes were XL, and I hated seeing the real “me” in pictures. Denial! 39 The reality is that no matter what my size, I am not invisible, to myself or others. Just be... Read more

  • Wednesday's here .. believe it or not .. I have an empty day on my calendar, and I'm taking it!

    6/2/2021 9:38:50 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • sacred spaces

    6/2/2021 9:27:58 AM, by APONI_KB

    It was the summer of 1983, I was 16 working my first job and going through the usual things that teens go through with the added complication of living a double life. I was an outgoing, advanced placement, confident student at school. That fall was the start of my half day at the high school and hal... Read more

  • 6/1/21 - Bedtime

    6/1/2021 11:33:32 PM, by GORDON66

    I wrote a blog yesterday. Unfortunately, I exited SP and forgot to post the entry. I don't recall everything I wrote, but I'm sure it was scathingly brilliant. I love "The Trouble with Angels"! Yesterday, I had dinner with Mary and her husband. It was turkey brats and beer. Brats and beer ... Read more

  • Back from a fun weekend with friends.

    6/1/2021 5:25:12 PM, by GRALLEN

    Well the last several days, I was not able to get on the internet to track on Spark or comment on teams, pages and blogs. The campground we were at had weak wifi and it got weaker when the campground filled up over the weekend. I wasn’t able to get internet on my phone either. Well, we are at a diff... Read more

  • Already a Great Day

    6/1/2021 3:46:59 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I usually shop the Safeway flyer the first Monday of the month, and get the 10% discount. Otherwise I buy groceries online from another store. This morning I did something different, I went to Chalo a food chain owned by the same parent company as Safeway. Chalo is targeted to an Indian/Asian demogr... Read more

  • Tuesday ... Welcome June ... !!! Have a wonderful day !! I'm going to try !!!

    6/1/2021 8:24:06 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • wildly out of practice packing

    5/31/2021 7:31:33 PM, by APONI_KB

    I used to travel for work - fly out every Monday, home every Friday. I could pack like a champ. Work clothes, laptop & accessories, workout clothes, lounging in my hotel at night jammies, all toiletries and I could throw it together in minutes. Right now I am in Estes Park, Colorado where I fl... Read more

  • Man.Food.Fire - Memorial Day Weekend Memories

    5/31/2021 12:05:49 PM, by CYNMIL

    First of all - DH is a very experienced BBQ King, having owned a BBQ restaurant and BBQing (is that a word?) for many years! He makes the most mouthwatering, tender, amazing ribs, brisket and chicken you've ever eaten in your life. Just want to put that out there! Yesterday morning's weather... Read more

  • Monday, Memorial day .. wish everyone a fun day, and remember the reason we have freedom

    5/31/2021 10:27:17 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • 5/30/21 - Bedtime

    5/31/2021 12:25:26 AM, by GORDON66

    Although I hadn't done an extensive search, all the cucumber plants I found hadn't survived the cold weather we had. Ace and Jewel both had them sitting out, but they were deader than door nails. Today I checked out Home Depot's garden center. Among all the really ratty looking plants, I found a ... Read more

  • Tada Final Spring Weigh In!

    5/30/2021 12:42:33 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Down 4.8 pounds in the Spring 5% Challenge. I now weigh 160.4, so close to the 150's! I know I will be there soon. YTD loss 6.2 pounds. This year has been a bumpy one with lots of ups and a few downs. What's gone right? 02/01/21 stopped eating during night 03/21/21 only 3 meals a day... Read more

  • Sunday is here .. Yesterday was a definate whirlwind .. looking forward to a quieter day ..

    5/30/2021 10:53:04 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • My dogs irritate me

    5/30/2021 10:43:50 AM, by WINACHST

    They are so jealous and fight for my attention. It agitates me and gives me a lot of stress. I need to separate them whenever I sit down to be on my computer. Hence, I do not have much computer time. 8 month puppy - Germain Shepherd / Lab mix - bossy and a bully senior chug - going blind and ... Read more

  • 5/29/21 - Bedtime

    5/30/2021 12:06:19 AM, by GORDON66

    I finished cutting the grass today. There are some areas where the lawnmower doesn't fit, so the grass is high. I don't have an edger, so I'm going to have to use my hedge trimmer instead. When neighbor Scott saw me mowing the lawn, he told me I can always ask him to do it for me. He has a ... Read more

  • Saturday ... have a wonderful day

    5/29/2021 8:00:46 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Kitchen is open, and stuff on thr counter ... come in and enjoy!! Meeting my friend for breakfast this morning and looking sooooo forward to it... Had a great day yesterday and all d-greyed ... was so happy that I didnt HAVE to wear a mask ... Finished mom's trip diary, n... Read more

  • 5/28/21 - Bedtime

    5/29/2021 12:10:26 AM, by GORDON66

    On Tuesday, I had the A/C on, and today it was the heat. Although they've been together since they were kittens, my cats are not a bonded pair. If EJ packed his kitty bags to join the circus, Sami would not care. At some point last night, Sami was not happy with EJ and was letting him know ab... Read more

  • Friday ... hope it's the beginning of a wonderful weekend !!!! Enjoy your day !

    5/28/2021 10:14:08 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • the blue screen of death

    5/28/2021 8:52:20 AM, by APONI_KB

    Back in the first part of the year I ordered a new computer. It was slated to be delivered in OCTOBER - yea I know right. It has to do with a chip shortage but kind of insulting, Lenovo kept sending me emails about sales and such for products that I guess they can't deliver. well time ran out ... Read more

  • 5/27/21 - Bedtime

    5/28/2021 12:00:44 AM, by GORDON66

    I went to Ace Hardware to buy birdseed and was surprised to discover it was Ladies Night. Who knew? There were veggies and dip, pizza, crackers and cheese, and desserts. For those who were so inclined, there was wine. I also got a gift bag. I found out I've been named a 5-star Insurance Pro... Read more

  • Singer, Emily Linge

    5/27/2021 7:13:58 PM, by HICKOK-HALEY

    I know very little of her background. Her Father is from Norway. Her Mother is from the UK, and Emily was born in Dubai. Emily will be 13 in June, and plays a variety of instruments. Beautiful voice. Enjoy! www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhwrL8
    oYGSU... Read more

  • Thursday .. day 3 of art class, but other than that .. a quiet day ahead .. Need it ..

    5/27/2021 9:18:10 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • Menopause Rhapsody - Bohemian Rhapsody Parody Song for every Queen

    5/27/2021 1:13:29 AM, by HICKOK-HALEY

    Oh boy, can I relate. Had me laughing. Thankfully I seldom have hot flashes anymore, but when I did, they were a dozy. www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcVFtu
    -ZmmM... Read more

  • 5/26/21 - Bedtime

    5/26/2021 11:31:43 PM, by GORDON66

    I managed to mow most of the lawn this evening. It's a good thing, because it was really looking pitiful. Every time I glance down to the bottom of my computer screen I can see the temperature has dropped another degree. It is now 61 degrees. I will go to bed with the windows open, so I can p... Read more

  • Steps in the Forest

    5/26/2021 11:10:08 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I saw on a local Facebook group that a family is looking for their missing 28 year old son. He may have been sighted in the forest where I hike. There were no details other than a description of him. I didn't think anything of it, I don't believe everything I read. When I got to the forest at 6:20 t... Read more

  • Wednesday ... busy day; and dugout night .. :) but nice weather today !! YAY !!!!

    5/26/2021 9:13:44 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!!... Read more

  • 5/25/21 - Bedtime

    5/25/2021 11:37:02 PM, by GORDON66

    To complete my continuing education, I sat through a three-hour ethics webinar this morning. The guy was interesting and entertaining, so I didn't doze off. I've been known to do that. I walk through the Marriott O'Hare's parking lot to get to the "L", and the number of cars parked in the lot... Read more

  • Hello Tuesday!

    5/25/2021 3:37:05 PM, by GRALLEN

    Thanks to a recent visit from a friend who is losing weight, I have a renewed sense to take it more serious. We are camping so exercise and eating right is a bit harder, at least it is for me. But I have to stick to my guns regarding the food I eat and how often I can get in some exercise. Currently... Read more

  • Nothing Else to Do in the Morning But Hike

    5/25/2021 12:54:26 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This morning hubby and Puppy Royce got up at 5:45 AM to do a 2 hour morning walk. I thought too earlier for me I need sleep. I had a quick look at news on the phone, listened to my audiobook, and realized I was awake for the day. This is my hiking day, I don't 'need' to do the morning hike. Now what... Read more

  • Road trip day.....

    5/25/2021 9:29:34 AM, by PRINCESSPP

    Hubby is even being nice and taking the country roads... Kitchen is still open .. help yourself, and just put the dishes in the dishwasher .... lock up as you leave . . Dropped off Beauty at the car doctor, and they will call me with the damages later .. Better have good machines today ...lol... Read more

  • 5/24/21 - Bedtime

    5/24/2021 8:55:06 PM, by GORDON66

    I finally answered all the questions on the exam to renew my insurance producer's license. Thank goodness! At this very moment, I'm sitting next to an open window listening to the birds chirping. Although the temperatures are on the rise, it's pleasant, and I'm very comfortable. Maybe it's a... Read more

  • Holiday Monday Here

    5/24/2021 4:27:34 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I had a yogurt/cottage cheese/fruit breakfast and added a crumbled up 59 Calorie Cookie. I liked have the very chewy cookie texture, so it's a winner for my 'granola'. The other day in my email I missed seeing that I got a Spark 10,000 steps a day trophy from SparkPeople. Wow now that my Fitbi... Read more

  • Monday .. mom didn't happen .. awesome doctor .. :) Have a great day !!!

    5/24/2021 1:24:45 PM, by PRINCESSPP

    Good morning ... I think we have some goodies left if anyone wants to stop by .. We're home .. we got home around 11 by the time we dropped mom back off .. It didn't happen today and I have IMMENSE respect for the doctor .. He came in before they hooked up the IV, and had a d... Read more