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  • Day 1 gym time

    10/28/2016 6:47:35 AM, by LUCKY1964

    Starting to hit the gym again......im going to see changes in the right direction before the end of the year. At the start of the year I had lost... Read more

  • Little things

    10/26/2016 2:47:20 PM, by LISALILY31

    The passed two weeks have certainly been interesting. I started significantly reducing the number of carbs I eat so I can get a better grip on my... Read more

  • October: Meditation Month

    10/22/2016 9:25:47 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    My goal for October was to begin practicing meditation. My goal is to meditate twice a day. There have been days that I only did one meditation s... Read more

  • Back to Square One & Action Plan

    10/21/2016 7:25:02 PM, by BLCKKTTY

    There is an old saying "Failure is not falling down, but refusing to get back up!" And with that inspiring note, I begin my journey again. I re... Read more

  • Finally a day to myself!

    10/20/2016 9:39:50 AM, by MARCIABELL3

    I ate a pint of ice cream Monday and I'm just now starting to feel better. Can't believe how it affected me. The cleaner my system becomes, the... Read more

  • Great find

    10/13/2016 8:58:02 PM, by CINDICINDERELLA

    Picked up thus great find. Great spot to sit after my ... Read more

  • Thursday

    10/13/2016 8:55:57 PM, by CINDICINDERELLA

    Today was a good day. I stayed within my calories but I didn't exercise enough.... Read more

  • Day 27

    10/12/2016 11:24:40 PM, by MARCIABELL3

    My talk with Angela, my dietitian, was awesome. I learned a few things ... - I asked about subtracting Fiber from my carbs .. but it's too... Read more

  • Day 25

    10/10/2016 12:35:08 PM, by MARCIABELL3

    Bought 1 can of my favorite veggies yesterday ... I buy the Giant Eagle NO SALT ADDED varieties. Only missing spinach because they didn't have a... Read more

  • Meditation Week 1

    10/8/2016 8:50:20 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    My October challenge is to meditate at least once each day. I began my daily meditations last week a couple of days before October 1st. I am now... Read more

  • Day 22

    10/7/2016 4:55:41 PM, by MARCIABELL3

    My life has been so hectic and I've been zoning out .. it's because I'm hitting FLIGHT mode with my subconscious over figuring out meals by carb ... Read more

  • Do It NOW

    10/6/2016 5:31:22 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    This afternoon I got a little side tracked after school. I had a parent meeting and then stopped to chat with a colleague about a new app that sh... Read more

  • October, and the Changes It Brings

    10/6/2016 5:12:49 PM, by STLSUE01

    I feel like I've fallen off the face of the world, because I haven't been logging on to SparkPeople. I've been busy, I've been mending. I've been... Read more

  • THANKS!!

    10/5/2016 10:12:24 AM, by MJLUVSANIMALS

    I want to thank everyone for your comments, and Spark goodies! I am in awe in all the responses. I hope to help and motivate people. I look a... Read more

  • Adventures in After School Walking

    10/4/2016 6:05:22 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I had my whole afternoon schedule planned. I took my workout gear, my shoes, and even my water bottle. I planned which way I was going to drive t... Read more

  • My new me!

    10/4/2016 2:26:39 PM, by MJLUVSANIMALS

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  • Weight Loss Goals

    10/3/2016 11:53:10 PM, by MIDORI_SPARK

    Hello Spark Friends! I didn't go to work today - staying at home sick with a cold (but still managed to get a short workout video in *and* ... Read more

  • Trying something new

    10/3/2016 11:22:37 PM, by ROCNANGIE1

    Ok...so I am not comfortable with change. All my life, every diet I have ever been on, has been about reducing fat and calories. That's how you l... Read more

  • Wow...gotta have an after school snack

    10/3/2016 5:20:25 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I have had this happen twice in the past three school days. The day is long, I had a filling but low calorie lunch. I am so tired that I can bare... Read more

  • Wow, I never thought I'd say this - my weight is down to 216 :-)

    10/3/2016 12:22:49 AM, by ATLANTAMOM3

    On March 8th I began eating low carb (LCHF/Ketogenic/IF) after being inspired by a couple of TedX talks. Since then my A1C has gone from 10.1 to... Read more

  • Too much coffee is bad for my blood sugar

    10/2/2016 9:05:24 AM, by -JAMES-

    I've been drinking 8 to 10 cups of coffee every morning for months. Like everything available in the grocery store, you sort of think that if the... Read more

  • Day 15

    9/30/2016 6:35:03 AM, by MARCIABELL3

    Well, I'm back again ... this is such a long journey, yet it's not. I lost 6.5#s in 6 weeks ... Now, I'm working on losing another 3.5#s .. which... Read more

  • Guidance

    9/28/2016 4:37:46 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I start each morning by reading a devotional type book. Right now, I have a little book called 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact that I am reading. E... Read more

  • Day 12

    9/27/2016 12:51:37 PM, by MARCIABELL3

    My Diabetes workshop is over ... it was very educational and I'm proud to say, I only have 3.5 more #s to lose and I'll have lost 10#s since bein... Read more

  • Day 10

    9/25/2016 11:08:57 AM, by MARCIABELL3

    wow, I'm still losing weight ... not fast (I don't think) ... this week, I see Dr. Murphy about my hyperthyroidism on Wed. Should be good news t... Read more

  • Pass the Cheese Please

    9/25/2016 9:29:12 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Last night we had Cincinnati chili for dinner. I shredded a little fresh cheese to use as a garnish. After dinner, I got to thinking about... Read more

  • Happy Saturday, Spark Friends!

    9/24/2016 12:20:12 PM, by MIDORI_SPARK

    Good morning! It's my favourite time of year, fall. I don't like when it's too hot or too cold out, so fall weather is my ideal, and it is such ... Read more

  • Day 9 - boy was I off

    9/24/2016 12:05:17 AM, by MARCIABELL3

    I've been messed up in the head a little, but that comes with focusing on new habits that have been with me a long long time. But I did good :D ... Read more

  • Day 10??? Sept. 22

    9/22/2016 3:02:12 PM, by MARCIABELL3

    I'm staying down in the 180's now. I still feel like I'm overeating but I'm not!! Isn't that strange -- I know others have that same mindset.... Read more

  • Tame the Sweet Tooth Challenge - COMPLETE!!

    9/21/2016 12:34:30 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    For the past 21 days, I have participated in the SparkPeople Tame the Sweet Tooth Challenge. Today is the last day. Honestly, I had been through ... Read more

  • Oh No!! What have I done!!

    9/20/2016 11:33:13 AM, by CLASCOTT

    Well folks, I did it. I registered for a 5k race on Thanksgiving day. My daughter has been pushing for me to do it, and I haven't had the confi... Read more

  • Day 5

    9/19/2016 7:22:21 AM, by MARCIABELL3

    Took the day off yesterday ... did walk the dogs and I did attempt to use SParkpeople to log in my meal .. I was adapting until I hit the "can't ... Read more

  • Harder than I imagined...

    9/18/2016 6:35:31 PM, by ROCNANGIE1

    First of all - I lost 3 pounds this week! YAY me! BUT, I am really confused on how and what to eat. I have been focusing on no sugar, low c... Read more

  • Knowing It vs Realizing It

    9/18/2016 7:35:36 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I have a saying, "There's a difference between KNOWING something and REALIZING something." We all have various facts and lots of knowledge bounci... Read more

  • Feeling optimistic

    9/18/2016 1:28:39 AM, by SUSEEE

    This has been a great week. Several people at work told me I look terrible. Now, you may think that is a bad thing.........but it is not becaus... Read more


    9/17/2016 4:01:44 PM, by KATHARINE01948

    rOY and I were traveling to the camp ground . Roy started to hummm. This started at least 3 months ago . If I as... Read more

  • Day 3

    9/17/2016 10:48:41 AM, by MARCIABELL3

    I posted a General Topic -- PICKING ME UP AGAIN -- and finished it with 2 questions. Maybe I'll get some responses .. would be nice to see what ... Read more

  • Day 2

    9/16/2016 3:22:06 PM, by MARCIABELL3

    So last night I experienced an end to my chili binging .. 1st, the beans weren't cooked after 10 minutes, went another 20 minutes and they were f... Read more

  • working on Meal Planning

    9/15/2016 6:01:53 PM, by MARCIABELL3

    I was shocked yesterday to see what a NO SALT ADDED food was compared to processed. I'm making chili and found myself reading labels at the groc... Read more

  • LCHF and COFFEE!

    9/15/2016 10:39:44 AM, by MJLUVSANIMALS

    It's hard to convince people that this is a great experience. Not all agree. Some don't think we get any carbs. Geesh one of them is my BFF she i... Read more

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