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  • BLC 35 – CAMO Crew & L'académie de magie de Beauxbâtons Goals

    9/11/2017 5:38:46 PM, by 4CYNDI

    I have so many different things I want to accomplish, some weight related and some not. It is hard to narrow my focus to just a few. If I try t... Read more

  • Ugh Stalls ... Don't Give up!

    9/11/2017 1:40:08 PM, by KARAOKECARRIE

    So I have been in a stall for the last 2 months. Bouncing around in the same range 180-184. I was trying not to get discouraged. But was fearf... Read more

  • Sugar Blues

    9/11/2017 7:32:13 AM, by JENSHAINES

    The cycle: Eat sugar=being hungry all the time, especially at night=gain weight Cut out sugar=leptin and ghrelin seem to regulate=lose ... Read more

  • BLC 35 goals

    9/10/2017 3:32:07 PM, by SUZQ45

    My goals for BLC 35 are to Log my food so I can stay in my calorie range. It's easier for me to eat right when I track my calories closely... Read more

  • Can Too Much Water actually KILL You?

    9/10/2017 6:36:36 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I spent last weekend in the hospital with hyponatremia (low blood sodium) and low potassium and magnesium. They padded my bed rails with blanket... Read more

  • Hurricane Harvey

    9/9/2017 11:24:57 AM, by ROCKPORT9

    I live in Rockport, Texas. My husband never evacuates. I always evacuate. This time I stayed with my dear husband and sweet terrier. Category 5- ... Read more

  • Free Trip To The Football Game! Also Garden and Hike Photos.

    9/8/2017 10:22:47 AM, by _LINDA

    I had been to a live Canadian Football League game once before -but it was in their old stadium in pouring rain! In fact, lower areas were flood... Read more

  • New Normal

    9/2/2017 7:51:56 PM, by SBECKER526

    Bob passed away on August 9, 2017. I was his acute caregiver for 5 years. We had almost 45 years of marriage. Yet, I am at peace. His body ha... Read more

  • How Would You Prefer to Contact a Friend?

    9/1/2017 9:07:38 PM, by _LINDA

    A poll by a national polling center I belonged had these results: Call: 31% Text: 47% Send e-mail: 10% Use social media: ... Read more

  • It Might Have Worked

    9/1/2017 12:26:15 PM, by BKWERM

    So, I've been doing the RushFit exercise program for a month now and as you might expect, I've had to make some modifications because of my wonky... Read more

  • Getting results and motivated.

    8/30/2017 10:36:54 AM, by BECWAL

    My 60th birthday is on my heals (April) . I'm having trouble dealing with this one. I've made a promise that I am going to be the best I've eve... Read more

  • The Breathing Hole

    8/27/2017 7:05:07 PM, by BKWERM

    My husband and I just saw this play at the Stratford (Ontario) Festival and it was really good. Here's a description of the play plus a photo of... Read more

  • WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER!!

    8/26/2017 1:38:48 AM, by _LINDA

    I can't believe I actually won something! I went way out of my comfort zone to go watch TV in a bar (because I don't have one) to see my Canadia... Read more

  • New beginning

    8/24/2017 4:18:33 PM, by FABGRAMMA

    Well it has been a long time, Starting fresh with making myself use Sparks support site. I need to get back on track and make me a priority. My h... Read more

  • No time for fear.

    8/22/2017 5:19:08 PM, by SHINING_ON

    I'm realizing that fear is a huge barrier in my life. I mean, this isn't really a huge revolution: fear holds all of us back at some time or anot... Read more

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    Farm Visit & Weave Poles Video

    8/17/2017 12:14:54 PM, by _LINDA

    My favorite event at the fair is the Superdogs and I just love it when they go through the weave poles. I spent a day at my sister's farm... Read more

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    BC 4-Polo

    8/16/2017 11:36:40 AM, by _LINDA

    Just outside of Kelowna, at the end of the airport, they developed a polo club. It was our first time seeing this sport of kings. It wa... Read more

  • Anniversary

    8/16/2017 9:11:20 AM, by MERLECHRIS

    Today we celebrate 20 years of being married. Happy anniversary my love.... Read more

  • BC 3 Mission Creek Park

    8/15/2017 10:19:11 AM, by _LINDA

    I especially like sharing photos of green spaces. Nothing is more calming and relaxing than getting out in nature. This was our one and ... Read more

  • Small Goals and Big Plans

    8/14/2017 4:43:50 PM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    well...it's been almost a week....most days my calories have been floating around the lower number of my calorie goal...today was a bit higher bu... Read more

  • BC Part 2

    8/14/2017 10:00:15 AM, by _LINDA

    In downtown Kelowna we saw these two incredible statues: Read more

  • Sunshine

    8/13/2017 11:34:54 PM, by MERLECHRIS

    What follows 5 days of sunshine in Nova Scotia - A Rainy Weekend. This was true the last three weeks and the next one coming. Sigh.... Read more

  • BC Trip Part 1

    8/13/2017 10:43:00 AM, by _LINDA

    As our elderly father couldn't do much with his bad knees, my sister and I got out and walked the neighbourhood. This is a true suburb with no s... Read more

  • Oh Geeze. I gained some back and my final goal birthday is coming up fast

    8/13/2017 6:35:57 AM, by BECWAL

    Even though I relapsed enough to have to go back on a diet, I did catch myself before I did too much damage. I got carried away with being succe... Read more

  • My view this morning.

    8/11/2017 9:15:31 AM, by MERLECHRIS

    Not a ripple on the water. Ahhhhhh.... Read more

  • It's Complicated

    8/10/2017 12:42:53 AM, by _LINDA

    My Trip to BC was a spur of the moment decision by my sister to visit our elderly father. The plan was to drive back with him and visit her daug... Read more

  • Before and After

    8/7/2017 10:53:13 PM, by MERLECHRIS

    The first picture was me ten years ago before I joined Spark People halfheartedly. The second picture is me today after loosing 30 pounds in six ... Read more

  • Back again 5 years later

    8/6/2017 11:30:01 AM, by U-CAN-DO-IT

    I'm amazed to see how my weight has fluctuated since I started on sparkpeople. I am back on Prednisone again because of R.A. I know from past exp... Read more

  • Leaving On A Jet Plane.. and Misc. Photos

    8/5/2017 8:56:20 AM, by _LINDA

    Today may be heavy overcast , cool with rain clouds, but I am feeling much better after yesterday. Getting packed, doing last minute cleaning. ... Read more

  • BLC 34 reflections

    8/2/2017 7:34:01 PM, by 4CYNDI

    Well, BLC 34 just ended. It was a short summer round (only 8 weeks) but it was successful for me. Most of this was written as part of a cha... Read more

  • Weekend in Halifax Nova Scotia

    8/1/2017 8:33:48 AM, by MERLECHRIS

    The Tall ships were in town and we were out to see them twice. Hard to imagine they cross the ocean in these boats. Yikes. Read more

  • RushFit - Day 3

    7/31/2017 7:09:09 PM, by BKWERM

    Yesterday was a cardio day, my choice so I did Kelly Coffey-Meyer's 30 Minutes to Fitness - Cardio Quick Fix combined workouts. If you don't... Read more

  • RushFit: Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) 8-Week Exercise Program

    7/29/2017 5:59:55 PM, by BKWERM

    I have one workout left from the previous workout program I did (you can refer to this blog - www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
    ge_public_journ... Read more

  • LEGAL Kettle Corn!

    7/29/2017 2:20:54 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    I recently bought a microwave container with a vented lid to pop popcorn in the microwave, without oil. I dumped the lush whiteness into a bowl ... Read more

  • New Teeth

    7/28/2017 10:26:51 AM, by BKWERM

    Got my new teeth yesterday. The bottom ones aren't too bothersome; it's the top ones that hurt. I've decided it's more important for me to ... Read more

  • Adventures In Wildlife!

    7/28/2017 9:46:29 AM, by _LINDA

    Getting out in nature is so very important to me. Unfortunately, I don't have a car so can't travel out to the woods, an hour and a half away, b... Read more

  • Mom's Garden

    7/24/2017 9:58:31 AM, by _LINDA

    One of the many reasons I love to stay at my Mom's is her beautiful back yard over looking the river. She puts so much effort and hard work int... Read more

  • Heartsick

    7/22/2017 5:39:14 AM, by DEDICATED2HIM

    Yesterday I did well. I went to bed with a surplus of available calories which could be spent on the inevitable midnight snack. HOWEVER....at so... Read more

  • Caught In a Massive Storm!

    7/20/2017 10:30:55 PM, by _LINDA

    It was a beautiful warm evening, perfect for a Sum theatre In the Park production. I arrived at the nice green park 20 minutes from home by scoo... Read more

  • Hoping ...

    7/20/2017 4:18:19 PM, by KELLY_SS

    As of this morning I have lost 4 of the 6 lbs I had regained. I hope this means the plateau is busted and the weight will start moving down a... Read more

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