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  • It's Yes, now!

    4/25/2018 9:26:44 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Ever said "not now" to a suggestion to exercise. Oh, I have and more such as these listed. Read more

  • Spark People Saved The Day

    4/22/2018 9:16:11 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Move over Martha Stewart because I have Spark People and "that's a good thing". I had a friend who came to visit for a few days and I knew ... Read more

  • Wake up.

    4/21/2018 10:57:17 AM, by JULMATT

    You have known for weeks, months, over a year that you were taking multiple steps back each day, but you never seem to do anything about it. Y... Read more

  • Gain From My Father

    4/19/2018 11:42:31 AM, by JULMATT

    Today when I came home from PT on my knee I was in a rush mode, because my dad has an appointment at 1. I decided that we would eat leftover m... Read more

  • Celebrate

    4/19/2018 6:49:23 AM, by GOLFGMA

    It takes many steps to get to our goals. Celebrate... Read more

  • Recipe Update

    4/18/2018 8:18:40 AM, by JULMATT

    My new and unnamed recipe turned out to be a great meal. Calories was kind higher than it thought, but it was a very filling meal, so you didn... Read more

  • New Recipe

    4/17/2018 8:25:14 AM, by JULMATT

    I have been wanting to try this idea for a dish that has been in my head for months. Yesterday while I was bored and trying to avoid eating I ... Read more

  • Self Care Ramble

    4/16/2018 10:56:15 AM, by JULMATT

    I hear it from my therapist all the time. Take time for yourself. If you do not take care of yourself then you can not help anyone else. Both ... Read more

  • Overcoming Pain

    4/15/2018 10:49:15 AM, by GOLFGMA

    I'm wondering if any of my Spark friends are having or, have experienced severe pain in the hand and would know how to overcome this. I began f... Read more

  • Weight Gain Showed up

    4/14/2018 10:01:36 AM, by JULMATT

    Last couple of weeks I have paid little to no attention to how much I eat and my exercise has been minimal. I had been lucky and the scales re... Read more

  • Better Than Though

    4/13/2018 12:34:22 PM, by JULMATT

    First thought this afternoon was that I had not managed to get in enough exercise this week. Not sure why, but it is what came to me. So, when... Read more

  • Still Learning

    4/13/2018 8:16:17 AM, by GOLFGMA

    Our lives are a learning experience. As we go through good times and bad time we are taught that we are strong and can do things we never knew w... Read more

  • Litttle Steps

    4/11/2018 7:10:28 AM, by GOLFGMA

    I love walking. For someone in my age group and wi... Read more

  • Eight Day Streak

    4/10/2018 7:34:40 AM, by JULMATT

    Made an eight day streak of exercising at least 10 minutes a day. Like that number. It’s working too. I got a compliment yesterday from my PT ... Read more

  • About That Goal

    4/8/2018 9:02:23 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Needed a little reminder and just in case you do I hope this helps. Read more

  • Weight Holding Strong

    4/7/2018 8:35:55 AM, by JULMATT

    Today was weigh-in day. There was no change. Three weeks in a row, but I am thrilled about that. I have not been eating the healthiest, any my... Read more

  • You Got It?

    4/6/2018 7:51:13 PM, by GOLFGMA

    I'm speaking of something we all need within us to reach our goal to lose weight and be healthy. Read more

  • Three Day Streak

    4/5/2018 7:52:40 AM, by JULMATT

    It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve had a streak of any kind to report, but this week I have a three-day streak to be proud of. Monday, Tue... Read more

  • Depression Won

    4/4/2018 8:01:16 AM, by JULMATT

    The last couple of weeks depression had drug me down and I gave into the emotional and stress eating to the point that I was pretty much survi... Read more

  • Depression Won

    4/4/2018 8:00:50 AM, by JULMATT

    The last couple of weeks depression had drug me down and I gave into the emotional and stress eating to the point that I was pretty much survi... Read more

  • Visualize

    4/3/2018 6:46:39 PM, by GOLFGMA

    I read an article on visualization here on Spark Pe... Read more

  • Oh, The Fun!

    4/2/2018 7:41:33 PM, by GOLFGMA

    It was a lovely day in our little town on Saturday and we had children lined up for a fun day. For the past 5 years we have had a Easter egg hu... Read more


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  • Good Advice

    3/30/2018 1:11:26 PM, by GOLFGMA

    I met an old friend yesterday while having lunch at a local cafe. It had been years since I had seen him and we used to be next door neighbors. ... Read more

  • Wanted-Needed

    3/28/2018 5:23:14 PM, by GOLFGMA

    There are two important parts needed to reach my goal. Read more

  • Adjustment Pains

    3/26/2018 8:07:36 AM, by JULMATT

    Over the last few weeks I have been eating unhealthy foods, but managed to keep from regaining all the weight I lost this year thanks to my in... Read more

  • Oh, How I Love It!

    3/25/2018 5:58:31 PM, by GOLFGMA

    It is no secret that I like to walk, golf cour... Read more

  • The Key

    3/24/2018 1:04:08 PM, by GOLFGMA

    I am not speaking of a literal key like this one. ... Read more

  • Don't Be Weak

    3/23/2018 5:19:55 PM, by GOLFGMA

    This makes so much sense to me. Worrying what othe... Read more

  • Bring It On!

    3/22/2018 9:13:49 PM, by GOLFGMA

    When I look back to the first of this year I can see this has been my most rewarding year on Spark People. I have increased my fitness minutes ,... Read more

  • After A Great Workout

    3/21/2018 12:11:51 PM, by JULMATT

    This was a daily visualization task from SparkCoach. After an intense workout at the gym, or at home, I feel as if I have made great strides... Read more

  • Confusion, but Glad.

    3/19/2018 11:01:25 AM, by JULMATT

    Last week I did not eat healthy at all. There was not one single day that I did not eat some kind of junk food, or overeat due to emotional an... Read more

  • Effort

    3/19/2018 9:54:11 AM, by GOLFGMA

    We read these words every day on Spark people, effo... Read more

  • Making It Work

    3/16/2018 8:56:09 PM, by GOLFGMA

    This is the only way we can be successful reaching ... Read more

  • Gym time.

    3/15/2018 9:35:19 AM, by JULMATT

    My goal for this week was to go to the gym three times. I have been twice. Both times have been great stress relief, because I was able to zon... Read more

  • Emotional Eating Disorder?

    3/13/2018 10:59:01 PM, by GOLFGMA

    When I checked in to Spark Coach today we were aske... Read more

  • Steadiness

    3/13/2018 8:02:22 AM, by JULMATT

    Depression is riding me hard this week. I have already given into the unhealthy eating both days this week, but I did get in exercise on Monda... Read more

  • Ole Abe Was Right

    3/12/2018 10:39:07 PM, by GOLFGMA

    I think Abraham Lincoln was right and if we put hea... Read more

  • Back To The Grind

    3/12/2018 11:13:52 AM, by JULMATT

    Today the weather kept me at home for exercise. Sometimes I tend to shorten my workout to 10 or 15 minutes at home. What I do is talk myself o... Read more

  • Dignity

    3/10/2018 8:41:04 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Deciding what kind of beauty to strive for is a way... Read more

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