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Meal out
4/24/2014 12:34:42 PM,  1 COMMENTS

We had a meal out yesterday of fish chips and mushy peas which was lovely, we usually go to a cafe run by Mencap and some of the services users serve...  Read more


Thursday morning
4/24/2014 11:41:45 AM,  1 COMMENTS

UP early and getting work done outside today in 79 degree bright sunshiny weather. Calories remain below 1500/day. Weight is constant. Exercises go...  Read more


Blessed Are Those Who . . .
4/24/2014 10:06:35 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Blessed are those who go around in circles for they shall be known as big wheels. Blessed are those who rain on our parades for without them we w...  Read more


SparkJourney: Reset and Remotivate
4/24/2014 10:00:46 AM,  2 COMMENTS

So, I haven't tracked my calories for the last three days. I know I've been going way over my goal, but I've also been really active with my kitchen...  Read more


Am exercising in the morning at home....
4/24/2014 9:30:01 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Hi Spark Friends, I am exercising in the morning at has been cold outside and I enjoy the privacy of the indoor morning workouts.....I wa...  Read more


Forming Healthy Lifestyle Habits
4/24/2014 8:48:05 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Those who join Spark People likely join because they looking to change some of their habits in order to reach a goal, such as loosing weight. Some ha...  Read more


You are allowed
4/24/2014 8:39:37 AM,  7 COMMENTS

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Key West~day two...Mallory Square sunset and lots of pics!
4/24/2014 8:23:22 AM,  8 COMMENTS

The architecture in Key West is most extraordinary! These buildings are the typical cracker style with some Spanish influences from the ancesto...  Read more


Cat Man Do Part 48
4/24/2014 7:54:55 AM,  11 COMMENTS

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Film life vs. real life
4/24/2014 7:50:39 AM,  0 COMMENTS

2200--calories 45 min. elliptical raked and planted grass seed 2 smokes i watched August: Osage County yesterday. I thought it would be...  Read more


Thought, Afterthought, Post Script, Rethinking?
4/24/2014 7:41:29 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. Or, as a man thinks in his heart, so is he. Or, out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks....  Read more


What to do?
4/24/2014 6:32:45 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I have a love/hate relationship with food like just about everyone else. My biggest problem though is breakfast. I'm eating it but almost feel press...  Read more


I've Got A Secret
4/24/2014 5:11:10 AM,  15 COMMENTS

" If you got something you don't want others to know keep it in your pocket ." Muddy Waters Sometimes you have a secret and you just have to sho...  Read more


Making my list!
4/24/2014 3:46:06 AM,  11 COMMENTS

I made a list of things I want to do to the home............and it is a long list!! It includes outdoors as well as indoors. top to bottom! Man! It su...  Read more


~ Day 23 : 4/23/14: Chris PPC Reset ~
4/23/2014 10:47:17 PM,  4 COMMENTS

~ DAY 23 ~ B: Apple clafouti, Canadian bacon and pomegranate white tea S: Turkey meatloaf L: Turkey meatloaf, Harticot Vert French...  Read more


Never give up
4/23/2014 10:43:38 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I admit if I would of stuck with dieting and exercising when I first joined Sparkelpeople I would probably be at goal by now. I did join weightwatcher...  Read more


Challenging Myself to Do Better!
4/23/2014 9:43:21 PM,  23 COMMENTS

Walking Streak - Day 112 Nutrition Tracking Streak - Day 2 I am going for it 1. 199.9 onederland in 4 weeks! 2. Daily 10 minutes ST - ke...  Read more


I smell Summer!
4/23/2014 7:59:21 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Hubs just mowed and the doors are open. fresh.cut.grass. beautiful! ...  Read more


How long does it take to change a habit? some say 21 days--depends on the habit!
4/23/2014 2:58:47 PM,  11 COMMENTS

"Making Habits, Breaking Habits: Why We Do Things, Why We Donít, and How to Make Any Change Stick" by Jeremy Dean "In a study carried out at Univers...  Read more


Slow Wednesday
4/23/2014 2:17:44 PM,  6 COMMENTS

A nice quiet day today. Sun is out and temps are perfect. I've been out walking and will be outside most of today. Also working on my new rug. Tonight...  Read more


And the beat goes on
4/23/2014 1:12:26 PM,  1 COMMENTS

We were up early this morning with much to do. The temp is already 79. It is parly cloudy today. Exercises going well. Weightg is constant. Calor...  Read more


Pool exercise classes have become a habit for me!
4/23/2014 12:37:34 PM,  14 COMMENTS

I always knew water exercises were best or me. Finally it has become a habit and if I don't go, I miss it. I never thought this would happen for me....  Read more


oops! sorry : ( negative reviews on amazing arms!!!!!
4/23/2014 12:18:42 PM,  5 COMMENTS
/ oh well--if it seems too good to be true, it is probably too good to be true!...  Read more


Water Adventures
4/23/2014 12:06:20 PM,  13 COMMENTS

I live on lake so technically I can swim whenever I want at least from May through September. But I donít. I donít like to share my water with fish...  Read more


My new audio book on Habits
4/23/2014 11:53:19 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Of course I want to know the magic key to changing the habits that are keeping me obese. I have listened only to the first CD. It explains scien...  Read more


The funeral
4/23/2014 8:11:43 AM,  2 COMMENTS

2062--calories 7 smokes My cousin and I went to our mothers' cousin's funeral. Both of my cousin's two brothers were there. Their mother had...  Read more


Sign, Sign, Everywhere A Sign, Part 4
4/23/2014 7:52:25 AM,  22 COMMENTS

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Fashion solution for flabby arms!
4/23/2014 6:28:22 AM,  20 COMMENTS (fixed link) The only problem is I would want to wear sleeveless things to be cooler. Covering the...  Read more


4/23/2014 6:03:09 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Thanks for the well wishes. Up this morning at 4am. Got a slight cough now, did not want to lay there and cough every 5 minutes to relieve the tickl...  Read more


Jump Right In
4/23/2014 5:08:00 AM,  13 COMMENTS

Whatever you can do, or dream you can , begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. " Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Come on jump righ...  Read more


Late Tuesday update
4/22/2014 10:24:33 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It has been a busy day. Beautiful sunshiny weather around 75 today. Went into Fort Walton Beach to pay some bills and stopped at Walmart viswion cen...  Read more


Key West...walking's such a COOL, crazy place! Lots of pics!
4/22/2014 9:20:52 PM,  22 COMMENTS

218 I LOVE Key West! it's definitely a state of mind. Everyone is strictly on island time and that IS.... it's 'Beer~thirty SOMEWHERE!' 334 It...  Read more


~ Day 22: Chris PPC Reset ~
4/22/2014 9:06:02 PM,  5 COMMENTS

~ Day 22 ~ B: Breakast Apple Clafouti, turkey sausage, bacon & pomegranate white tea L: Turkey meatloaf, Harticot Vert French green beans/ba...  Read more


the weekend was not unkind...
4/22/2014 7:58:18 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Although I was probably unkind to myself. I got sick Sunday, well Saturday I woke up with a sore throat and fought it all day, then that night I...  Read more


Easter blessings
4/22/2014 5:53:34 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Sun.: 1963--calories 3 smokes Monday: 1978--calories 45 min. elliptical 1 smoke After a blessed day on Easter, I let myself feel sor...  Read more


Recharged & Ready!
4/22/2014 5:19:54 PM,  26 COMMENTS

The sun is shining and it looks like another great day. I am thinking about the positives - I made it thru the worst of the plantar fasciitis (will st...  Read more


4/22/2014 4:04:35 PM,  181 COMMENTS

I'm no longer who I was, but I still have a nagging feeling sometimes that makes me want to eat when I'm not hungry, when I'm full, when I'm emotional...  Read more


4/22/2014 3:06:47 PM,  5 COMMENTS

"Growth, in some curious way, I suspect, depends on being always in motion just a little bit, one way or another." ~ Norman Mailer...  Read more


Starting over while time is flying by
4/22/2014 12:49:16 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I can't believe how many times I get started on a program and my life interrupts it. I have been reading so much on healthy foods and how so much of o...  Read more


A Word Used in Judgment
4/22/2014 12:49:11 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Was speaking to my daughter earlier today and she had such a thought of wisdom, I wanted to share it. I told her about something I should do. So, sh...  Read more


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