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  • Hey Gang:

    7/8/2020 11:13:07 PM, by JOANN25

    It's the middle of the week and all is good. I have been doing fair on my walking .. did 7,000 one day but today was 3,497 and I am sure I will have more before bedtime. I pulled away from my SP challenges to find that I spend just as much time as I did and could have gone on with it. My... Read more


    7/7/2020 11:14:10 PM, by JOANN25

    Good evening my friends. Tuesday was good to me today. I worked at the church about two hours and got my newsletter ready for next week. I decided to be early for a change instead of last minute. I am sure the secretary will be shocked when she discovers the e-mail. My steps were 4,... Read more

  • Exercise

    7/7/2020 7:27:19 PM, by BECK56

    Exercise has been the hardest for me. I'm on day 27 of tracking and have done okay with that. Exercise and I haven't gotten along. What I want to do I can't,but there are alternatives as I found out. I did water exercise enjoyed it and the next day I feel it in my muscle. Then I did chair exercise... Read more


    7/5/2020 9:25:27 PM, by JOANN25

    We had an amazing church service this morning. Everyone wore their masks and even if we were a little muffled when singing, a good service was enjoyed by all. We had one of our men play the piccolo for special music. This was my first time to hear one. He played all patriotic music for our Patr... Read more

  • The Day after the 4th of July

    7/5/2020 4:27:08 PM, by BECK56

    We went church and heard and sang patriotic songs. A person sang a solo the song is asking GOD to heal our land. It was so true with everything going on. I have been back here at Sparks for 20 + days and I have got into tracking the food and water. But exercise seems more difficult. First I do hav... Read more

  • Saturday:

    7/4/2020 11:03:48 PM, by JOANN25

    I am staying off of all my challenges right now but wanted to let my friends know that I am still keeping up with my steps. I made 7,000 plus today without any extra work other than what I did around the house. I miss my challenges so will eventually pick a couple that helps me do better. ... Read more

  • Independence Day Happy 4th of July

    7/4/2020 4:33:44 PM, by BECK56

    First I want to thank the service men and women who were are in the military for our freedom in the USA. I was feeling down because we had no where to go since the celebrations were cancelled because of COVID-19. My adult daughter and I went to visit the cemetery where mom and dad are we took out re... Read more

  • One Week Weigh-In Results

    7/4/2020 11:50:25 AM, by GIVENTHANKS

    This morning was my one week weigh-in. I lost 4.2 lbs. I was hoping for more, but I will take it! I did not cheat and I ate only healthy foods. I tracked everything that I ate and started exercising some in the last 4 days. I am going from a completely sedentary life, so I am gradually working up in... Read more

  • On the Path Again!

    7/3/2020 10:40:13 AM, by GIVENTHANKS

    On June 27th, I got back on the path to wanting to lose weight and get healthy. My top weight was 334. I lost 70 lbs on SP before, but then I broke my back and gained most of it back. I got back on SP again recently and lost some weight so I was at 299.6 but SP does not count the tenths, so they sho... Read more

  • "When the pain of remaining the same is greater than the pain of change, change will occur."

    7/1/2020 10:45:36 PM, by CLAIREMZM

    I have been doing pretty well lately with eating better and staying within calorie limits. It's showing on the scale, and that's encouraging. But something feels different this time, and I think it's that I finally had a bad enough experience to re-align the way I look at food, particularly sugar. ... Read more

  • June 29, 2020

    6/29/2020 9:26:52 PM, by MAMATRAUB

    It's 2020 and everything is covid / racial crazy. I gained back all that I had lost. There is no explanation for what is going on now! Had 1/2 calories I should have (even with b/l/s/d). I am still keeping on!... Read more

  • TUESDAY ..

    6/23/2020 10:50:56 PM, by JOANN25

    I pushed myself this evening and made 6096 steps. I did a lot of sitting but in the intervals, I was up walking to make my 250 steps for each hour. When I missed, I made up the time. When watching TV, I watch the programs and then when commercials come on I walk. Don't worry I listen as well. ... Read more

  • Lessons For Today

    6/22/2020 2:12:06 PM, by ON_A_DIET

    213 I received this in my email in-box today. I hope you find to be a blessing like I have. In the lessons, as for lesson #2, I have personally been bullied into silence quite often. As for lesson #6, I always like to give people the gift of time, attention and kindness. As for lesson #7,... Read more


    6/21/2020 11:29:26 PM, by JOANN25

    I started out this morning at my church. FUN ... they cut me to one verse to each song (because of the virus). The funny part was the two songs I had chosen was only two lines, never thinking of being cut. We did our part toward finishing the service quickly. I won't make that mistake again. ... Read more


    6/21/2020 12:01:42 AM, by JOANN25

    I have been busy most of the day with little breaks here and there. I have swept, mopped, did laundry, washed and put up dishes. I still have a load of laundry to fold. Will do that before I go to bed. Although, I still worry (the human side of me), I'm trying to change my negative into ... Read more


    6/17/2020 9:53:07 PM, by JOANN25

    I gave way to my knee pain and did a lot of sitting today. Not as many steps but sometimes, it had to be done. Beauty Shop this A.M. which always makes me feel better .. worked at the church for a couple of hours when I left there and accomplished a lot. I have all music ready and pulled for... Read more


    6/17/2020 12:14:02 AM, by JOANN25

    My day has been very good. I worked at the church about 3 hours cleaning out files. This was completed and I feel like I accomplished a lot over the last couple of weeks. Did laundry at home, worked on the computer, and made inroads there. STEPS: 5261 This is over my 5,000 goal. Tr... Read more


    6/12/2020 10:54:47 PM, by JOANN25

    I hate to call it a lazy day but I only recorded 1.6 hours of sleep last night which left me feeling really tired. I did take about an hour's nap in the afternoon. I think all of this is because of the changes in medicine. If I had been able to sleep last night I would have been okay today. ... Read more

  • Flag Day

    6/12/2020 8:27:25 PM, by CHERRIET

    Flag Day is a day honoring the national flag, observed on June 14. commemorating the date when the United States approved the design for its first national flag. Here’s a little history: On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution stating that “the flag of the... Read more

  • A Farmer's Porch

    6/12/2020 3:52:19 PM, by GEEKYGRANDMOMMY

    Looking for a new home is exhausting. The more you see, the more confused you get. Then... I saw it!! A house with a farmer's porch. I have always wanted a home with a farmer's porch. This may be my favorite and my pick.... Read more


    6/12/2020 12:09:10 AM, by JOANN25

    The week is almost gone and we are getting closer to the SUMMER 573 Challenge. I'm excited and ready to get the 345 details. I have been busy today at the church (my job) and also at home. Between everything, with an extra push a little bit ago, made my 5,000 steps plus a few. 311 I hav... Read more

  • New Home

    6/11/2020 6:50:10 PM, by GEEKYGRANDMOMMY

    We are looking for a new home. My husband and I made a list of what was important. First item on list: A safe neighborhood to walk in. When we were younger, that was not even on my list. Oh how priorities change as you get older.... Read more