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  • Zen.

    10/22/2017 8:48:20 AM, by JULMATT

    Today’s coaching visualization was to picture yourself on a beach taking in the sounds of the waves. This is an easy thing for me. I love the ... Read more

  • Now back to real life!

    10/22/2017 2:11:13 AM, by MISSLORI5

    Home! No more living out of suitcases and not knowing ahead of time where/what you will be eating! Yes, it has been a truly wonderful trip! Got t... Read more

  • Sick But Results

    10/21/2017 8:00:26 AM, by JULMATT

    The last week or so I’ve been battling what I thought was a sinus issue. Found out yesterday it was a style of an upper respiratory infection.... Read more

  • Starting to really focus on what I need right now

    10/20/2017 1:37:07 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    Today is the second day in a row that I've focused on burning at least 1000 calories/day in addition to my BMR. I am also tracking every bite of... Read more

  • Getting better every day

    10/19/2017 3:13:29 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I'm feeling a bit better every day. On today's walk, I began to really think about things. Yes, I'll be soon saying good bye to this apar... Read more

  • Shifted my Thinking

    10/19/2017 10:27:44 AM, by JULMATT

    Been fighting some major coughing and sinus issues, along with some pain for the last few days. First thought that came to my mind when I want... Read more

  • Back from today's walk

    10/18/2017 2:08:10 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I'm feeling a little better every day. I re-read the paper that they provided me outlining how I was not meeting the job requirements. I ... Read more

  • Sparkcoach

    10/18/2017 6:35:10 AM, by MISSA526

    Instead of eating too much I can color, crochet, call a friend or do some yoga.... Read more

  • still plugging away

    10/17/2017 9:34:46 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I'm still plugging away. I woke up this morning after a nightmare again. A nightmare about the job I recently lost. I know it's a trauma. I'm... Read more

  • Planning Ahead

    10/15/2017 8:06:36 AM, by JULMATT

    As it looks right now, my Monday will be spent at the hospital waiting for my dad’s doctors to come in and let us know what they have found ou... Read more

  • We are new in-laws!

    10/15/2017 12:48:21 AM, by MISSLORI5

    It’s been a wild and crazy ride these past few days! Drove from OKC to Little Rock, AR on Thurs. we were able to finally meet prospective groom’s... Read more

  • How quick a week can turn upside down.

    10/14/2017 10:26:36 AM, by JULMATT

    What a week. Started off on a great food, but ending on a sour one. This week has not going as I had hoped. All four of my steaks have... Read more

  • Too Fast, Too Soon

    10/13/2017 1:26:23 PM, by JSUSAN1773

    Well I went and did it! I wanted to lose the weight as fast as others have and now I've injured my knee. I can't put much pressure on it and i... Read more

  • this one's a bit of a downer still

    10/13/2017 11:29:53 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I am still struggling. No surprise. It was just a couple of days ago when I lost my job. The reality is that I'm doing better than even I expec... Read more

  • It wasn't easy but ...

    10/12/2017 4:55:18 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I got dressed and went for a walk today. I didn't sleep well, so it was that much harder to get out the door. But I did it. While I was ... Read more

  • I hate days like this

    10/10/2017 9:42:59 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I got an email today requesting that I meet with my supervisor and the director for a performance evaluation. I responded to my boss to ask if I... Read more

  • 10/10/2017

    10/10/2017 3:34:24 AM, by PURPLE0906

    I finally heard back from the women who is helping me with the Medicaid issue (we have been playing phone tag for a while now). She is really nic... Read more

  • Canadian Thanksgiving

    10/9/2017 8:28:38 PM, by ITICITIC

    I thoroughly enjoyed dinner, but it blew my calorie and carb counts to pieces. Oh well, back to the routine tomorrow. Fortunately I judged amou... Read more

  • Today's steps forward

    10/9/2017 7:49:59 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I walked around the lake (3.6miles) after driving home. I tracked all of my food so far today. At least the pain is gone today. It was ... Read more

  • Who is who

    10/9/2017 5:49:30 PM, by SMIDGON

    Here is a picture of a grandma and granddaughter. ... Read more

  • 3 Weeks

    10/8/2017 12:34:07 PM, by JUNEBUGS_TIME

    Today marks 3 weeks solid that I have been logging into Sparkpeople. I have been logging my food (good, bad and ugly), my water and my exercise. ... Read more

  • Sparks People Coaches Challenge

    10/8/2017 6:03:26 AM, by JULMATT

    Sparskpeople Coach Challenge Write yourself an encouraging letter (on paper, in a journal or even on your blog). Think back to the last time... Read more

  • Exercise is always possible!

    10/7/2017 3:51:20 PM, by MISSLORI5

    One of the things I have noticed on this trip is that exercise is everywhere! From calf raises to squats to gardening (clipped vines for father i... Read more


    10/7/2017 2:22:33 PM, by SMIDGON

    3mo this afternoon, our fur-baby Lexie left us to en... Read more

  • Streak broken, still success.

    10/7/2017 10:17:59 AM, by JULMATT

    I was under on my calorie count until I had a low blood sugar count in the middle of the night. That put me over by 48 calories. I am not fuss... Read more


    10/6/2017 8:32:30 AM, by SMIDGON

    YESTERDAY WAS a very hard day. It was Johns first birthday in Heaven. Read more

  • Blood Sugar Levels. Good and Bad.

    10/5/2017 8:05:54 PM, by JULMATT

    Lower blood sugar levels all day today. Problem was that I had little calories remaining at the end of the night and had not planned on eating... Read more

  • Dentist :(

    10/5/2017 4:42:38 PM, by ITICITIC

    I gotta be honest--I dread going to the dentist. Had an appointment this morning for a cleaning--not too bad, but I have to go back next week fo... Read more

  • Happiness Is Not A Number

    10/4/2017 10:04:05 AM, by JSUSAN1773

    I had a weigh-in Sunday, and I was devastated! ... Read more

  • I Have Conquered Night Time Eating

    10/3/2017 8:12:18 PM, by LINDA!

    As a young woman, I ate lots of snacks at night. I ... Read more

  • Emotion Reward

    10/3/2017 9:38:14 AM, by JULMATT

    Emotions can be helpful and harmful at the same time. There is nothing bigger and more challenging than trying to change your life from unheal... Read more

  • Misunderstood scale

    10/3/2017 12:44:37 AM, by LVMS61516

    So it's been a little while since I've posted but I wanted to ask a question. I am officially down 30 lbs! I can't believe it! No like I reall... Read more

  • Today's steps forward

    10/2/2017 7:40:27 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    - I went for a 3 mile walk before work - I am on day 2 of tracking my food - I am in training at work again, and focusing on implementing wha... Read more

  • Two day Streak

    10/2/2017 12:21:47 PM, by JULMATT

    Saturday I took in 1654 calories. 10 Minutes of exercise Sunday I took in 1639 calories. 10 Minutes of exercise. Feels amazing to ha... Read more

  • 10-2-2017

    10/2/2017 2:28:04 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Well, it's October already. Don't like fall, don't like winter, its depressing to me. I am not a cold weather person and hate to see all the pla... Read more

  • It's been a lifetime...

    10/1/2017 9:02:03 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    ... since I've blogged. Life has completely changed for me. I finished my BSW, and was offered a position a few days after I finished my ... Read more

  • This Isn't Easy

    10/1/2017 3:49:36 PM, by JSUSAN1773

    Well I finally got my courage up and stepped on the scales, and just like that I found out that my 10 percent plan was just a plan. In two... Read more

  • Oct 1

    10/1/2017 12:16:27 PM, by ITICITIC

    While I am finding the lack of chips/cake/ice cream, etc. challenging, the scale yesterday was a nice payoff--down 10 pounds since I started on S... Read more

  • Cold or flu

    9/30/2017 8:37:03 PM, by MISSA526

    I feel horrible. I am nauseous and I am coughing and my nose won't stop running. I had to cancel plans I was really looking forward to and spent ... Read more

  • Will not give in!

    9/29/2017 7:59:15 PM, by MISSLORI5

    Fall is upon us. At least it is here in the Northwest! Leaves are flying everywhere, fruit is falling from our tree, and the days are getting sho... Read more

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