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I've never stuck with any eating plan this long.
7/31/2014 7:14:28 PM,  14 COMMENTS

I still have about 400 calories to eat this evening. Not fun stuff but stuff that will fill me up and not lead to cravings. What is left is wha...  Read more

CTUPTON

How to lose 2 pounds a week? help?
7/31/2014 3:24:08 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Hey everyone! Just wanted to know if anyone has lost 2 pounds a week or if that's realistic for me- if I work out 6 times a week a eat under 1550 calo...  Read more

KENDRAB9

July Goals - Results + August Goals
7/31/2014 10:29:11 AM,  2 COMMENTS

For the first time, I made goals for the month. Here are my results and my August goals! 1. Only weigh in once a week - Friday mornings ...  Read more

MIAMEOWS

A perfect Day
7/31/2014 5:14:21 AM,  15 COMMENTS

" You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you." John Wooden A perfect day A walk...  Read more

ALEXSGIRL1

Whoo-Hoo Workout Yesterday!
7/30/2014 8:21:04 AM,  3 COMMENTS

It's not a FULL - Whoo-Hoo, because I was so discouraged or rather intimidated, to take on the hill yesterday. I think I psyched myself out at the la...  Read more

SSTEPH85

It's your world Rock it
7/30/2014 5:03:12 AM,  13 COMMENTS

" The world only exists in your eyes...You can make it as big or small as you want. 'F. Scott Fitzgerald. We all see the world a little differ...  Read more

ALEXSGIRL1

I Haven't Been Around in a year...
7/30/2014 3:47:49 AM,  1 COMMENTS

My update isn't great at all. I'm pretty much starting all over and that really stinks. No matter what I did I couldn't seem to stop gaining weight. C...  Read more

ANISALEAH

I was curious if the solids from making almond milk were used in some way...
7/29/2014 6:19:15 PM,  12 COMMENTS

This is the answer I got from the Blue Diamond company. "We are unsure of what happens to he almond milk solids as this is proprietary informa...  Read more

CTUPTON

Workout Machines
7/29/2014 5:07:53 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Ok, so I've been to the gym more times than I can count but I need some quick help on machines that work shoulders, chest and back. I worked my arms...  Read more

STATICNUMB

Healthy Eating
7/29/2014 12:00:11 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Hard at work trying to eat a little better again. I was staying a consistent weight for a while, but now I'm trying to get more fruits and veggies to...  Read more

KENDRAB9

Sick!
7/29/2014 11:57:26 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Today I am so sick. My stomach is doing flip flops and nausea has set in. I don't know what happened or how I got this. I haven't been sick in year...  Read more

DSBRIDE

Training Recap
7/29/2014 9:17:14 AM,  1 COMMENTS

So my mind strength goal for yesterday was to resist shortcuts....the very opportunity I had to resist - I didn't take it! 2 I mean it was something...  Read more

SSTEPH85

Heal Yourself
7/29/2014 5:02:28 AM,  16 COMMENTS

" Avoid extremes .Forebear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve." Benjamin Franklin Injuries to the mind body and soul are hard...  Read more

ALEXSGIRL1

So Excited!
7/28/2014 7:53:43 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Wow. That is all I can say. I went to a meeting of minds with Christian women about the retreat up north in Maine in September yesterday. It was l...  Read more

LUNADRAGON

Getting My Mind Right!
7/28/2014 2:43:26 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Ok so this comes as no surprise - Monday morning and I'm doing great as far as resisting temptation. I'm taking a few walks going up and down the sta...  Read more

SSTEPH85

SP trivia : How far does food travel to get to us?
7/28/2014 1:31:57 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Our existing system of food transportation and distribution requires enormous amounts of energy and resources. Before reaching your table, th...  Read more

CTUPTON

Day 3 of Elimination/Rotation Diet Plan (based on food insensitivities)
7/28/2014 1:18:44 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Breakfast: almond breeze and apricots in a blender. 30 Lunch: Kidney beans, corn, quinoa, cardamom (Tomatoes , rice, onions, not listed for t...  Read more

CTUPTON

Knowing what you need
7/28/2014 5:11:25 AM,  15 COMMENTS

" Know thyself is a good saying , but not in all situations . In many it is better to say know others." Menander In weight loss it is good if you...  Read more

ALEXSGIRL1

Same Challenge Different Approach
7/27/2014 10:16:55 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Good Evening!! So now that I am on this journey and doing pretty good Mon to Thurs, my goal is to stay like this on the weekends! This has been a...  Read more

SSTEPH85

A very, very strange mixture for an evening snack. End of Day 2.
7/27/2014 7:21:26 PM,  14 COMMENTS

I am so tired of dealing with foods that for my evening snack, I took all the foods I had left (that I had planned for today) and threw them in one bo...  Read more

CTUPTON

More update
7/27/2014 3:17:48 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The same night I wrote my last blog, my left knee got swollen to the point that I could hardly walk. Going downstairs was a challenge. I am doing muc...  Read more

BOLEBRON

Well Day 2 is way harder than Day1 on my food sensitivity rotation diet.
7/27/2014 2:57:43 PM,  10 COMMENTS

At least I am only eating the things on my list. I am having an afternoon snack. Not what I would have picked for sure. I planned a snack of eggs (egg...  Read more

CTUPTON

Mirror vs Camera
7/27/2014 2:44:12 PM,  9 COMMENTS

In the mirror, I think I look okay. Most of me does not look overweight to my eye, I look pretty normal. Yes, I have a few more pounds to lose, bu...  Read more

SUSANNAH31

"Fooducate" update
7/27/2014 11:10:58 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Shhhh....took my hubby's tablet to Trader Joe's and quickly found out that the app is better on a cell phone, as the tablet couldn't find a wi-fi conn...  Read more

NANCY-

Keeping it Going
7/27/2014 9:17:51 AM,  15 COMMENTS

" Keep a thing happenin' All throughout." John Coltrane Living a healthy life is a 24 hour job.. It is not having strawberries in your yogurt an...  Read more

ALEXSGIRL1

Not a bad smoothie for breakfast.
7/27/2014 9:07:46 AM,  12 COMMENTS

With limited choices for what is scheduled for today's menus, here is the smoothie I came up with. No dairy and no almonds for today so the avocado ha...  Read more

CTUPTON

More about why we can have cravings for dairy products. Comments are welcomed!
7/27/2014 7:07:16 AM,  4 COMMENTS

More quoting from the SP team Calling all Vegans and Vegetarians. These links were listed on that team. I am really trying to figure out this dairy...  Read more

CTUPTON

What an awful lunch
7/26/2014 1:36:16 PM,  14 COMMENTS

lima beans, codfish, flax seeds and cumin I won't do this again! I am not craving things. I guess that is a good sign. chris...  Read more

CTUPTON

Motivation?
7/26/2014 12:57:06 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I have said, from time to time, that I am trying to get motivated. It occurs to me that what I am really trying to do when I say that is to delay get...  Read more

PAINTERK1

In 2008(on SP) someone wrote this about giving up dairy. It is news to me!
7/26/2014 12:13:32 PM,  9 COMMENTS

NOTE: I did not write any of this! chris "There is an interesting section in the book "skinny bitch" about dairy which explains a lot about...  Read more

CTUPTON

Menus based on my food sensitivity testing--oh my!
7/26/2014 11:54:04 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I just made a green smoothie from kale, peppermint tea, and coconut. No dairy is listed on the 4 day rotation diet they gave me. I normally would...  Read more

CTUPTON

Stress level zero!
7/26/2014 11:46:34 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Yesterday's Dr visit was an experience. I spoke up for the very first time. I told him that I felt like he had given up on me. He overpowers me and...  Read more

DSBRIDE

How far are you going
7/26/2014 11:32:18 AM,  12 COMMENTS

" How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged , sympathetic with the striving , and tolerant of th...  Read more

ALEXSGIRL1

"Fooducate" app helps me with label reading hell.
7/26/2014 11:29:47 AM,  5 COMMENTS

No smartphones here yet, but we do have tablets. Well the free app wasn't available for my tablet, but it was for my hubby's. I convinced him to downl...  Read more

NANCY-

BIG changes at the beach this year
7/26/2014 9:08:43 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Every year our family spends time together at the beach. My older son, a high school teacher who lives on the east coast near us comes with his almo...  Read more

SUSANNAH31

Tiring (for me) "fun" trips for my disabled husband
7/25/2014 6:25:25 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I really would like my husband to experience more than our 4 walls here in the condo. I am so involved just doing the required things I don't have en...  Read more

CTUPTON

Why can't I be normal?
7/25/2014 10:09:03 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Oh boy, I've got an Md appt today and again my nerves are shot. I know it's going to be ok but still I can't stand going. This morning, my BP is up,...  Read more

DSBRIDE

Weekly Update
7/25/2014 9:09:38 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Usually I am brimming over with things to blog - this week I wasn't really sure what to write about! But part of my July goals was to blog once a week...  Read more

MIAMEOWS

A techy spoon to help people with hand tremors!
7/25/2014 7:28:03 AM,  9 COMMENTS

www.agingcare.com/Articles/spoon-helps-sen
iors-with-tremors-164492.htm www.agingcare.com is a website with wonderful tips for caregivers...  Read more

CTUPTON

your Driving
7/25/2014 5:14:26 AM,  16 COMMENTS

" Don't let other people tell you what you want." Pat Riley You know where your going and how to get there you and only you. You come with your...  Read more

ALEXSGIRL1

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