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  • Friday

    5/22/2015 6:34:33 AM, by PICKIE98

    Hoping for a WAY better day today. Five minutes after I posted yesterday's blog, I got into a car accident. Nobody was hurt except Vito, my devoted car. He is now at the Buick body shop for major repairs, at least one half of my car,, rear bumper, taillight assembly, entire rear and top quarter p... Read more

  • Battling Food Shaming

    5/22/2015 12:30:59 AM, by KRISTA987

    We had another anniversary party at work. I've been working really hard and planned for this, so I decided to indulge. My FAVORITE carrot cake from whole foods! So worth it! And at the end of the day I was still well within my calorie range. Awesome right? Not so much.... While serving up the c... Read more

  • 141/365

    5/21/2015 11:21:00 PM, by ERIN8482

    I didn't go to pump class. I am hoping my knee is better by next weeks class. I missed it. I did go to the gym but I ended up being pressed for time as I went before my appointment at the weight management clinic. I did get in a decent work out I just ended up skipping a set of the weight resistan... Read more

  • Yesterday's walk

    5/21/2015 10:43:26 PM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    Yesterday as I walked I noticed that I was needing to tug my pants every few steps ... I did write a kind of silly poem about it but ended up removing it after deciding it was too silly 2 what it does mean though is that I'm actually starting to shrink a little bit which is so exciting. It can be s... Read more

  • 3 Day at home Retreat - Successful!

    5/21/2015 9:20:46 PM, by PACEKA1

    378 126 87 My husband is an artist - or at least an artist in his heart. Unfortunately, he has a hard time staying focused and even though he has a fairly nice studio, it's a challenge for him to work without distraction. So this week we decided he would go up north on a mini artist-retrea... Read more

  • Day 99 - I got 99 problems but the 220's ain't one!

    5/21/2015 9:06:37 PM, by K8TERTOTS

    Today was fanfreakingtastic! First of all, I woke up and I was at 219.6 - I'm finally out of the 220's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!! You know I love my NSV - but every now and then a solid Scale victory feels so good! So I got dressed in one of my nice new shirts that totally fits me ... Read more

  • Innovation - Day 17 of gratitude

    5/21/2015 6:35:55 PM, by KGWINDER

    You know this gratitude stuff is a pretty heady drug for the soul. At first behind the scene there are a few grumbles and not going so well moments. As you get into the rhythm of gratitude pretty soon you are seeing things all over the place and it is limiting yourself to which ONE thing will be t... Read more

  • Relentless day 139, Recovery, Walk, House Maintenance

    5/21/2015 4:25:10 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Hi again Sparkers. I know this is my recovery day but house maintenance takes priority. By the way, this was on my list, not the "Honey Do" list. DW is out of town for the week so I took advantage of her absence. 334 I get more accomplished when she's gone. No nagging about ladder s... Read more

  • Day 64 - Burning Food!

    5/21/2015 3:41:58 PM, by SHEZSPARK

    Well it's been mental this last week and despite eating well the exercise has declined. However poorly pup is much better so going to get a run in tomorrow either out or on the treadmill. And I say I've managed to do ok on the eating but tonight I managed to burn my food to the bottom of the pan. Th... Read more

  • A little overscheduled

    5/21/2015 2:15:22 PM, by FREE_SWIMMER

    Was at a conference all day yesterday, watched the Survivor finale last night, then the very last Late Show with David Letterman. Was disappointed in Survivor. Did not like that Mike guy. Then am very sad to see Dave leave his show. And was looking forward to seeing the Foo Fighters, but I dozed off... Read more

  • learning to eat better

    5/21/2015 1:01:51 PM, by MOLLYMATRIX

    I had a visit with a nutritionist early this month, and I found that I'm eating way too many carbs. It's really a struggle to limit them, but I'm getting better. I'm checking labels and I'm finding that some foods that are similar have very different amounts of carbs and other nutrients, like ener... Read more

  • Gus the Bulldog Really Wants an Indoor Pool, how cute.

    5/21/2015 12:01:13 PM, by LOSER05

    moderndogmagazine.com/articles
    /video-day-gus-bulldog-rea
    lly-wants-indoor-pool/79766... Read more

  • Here I go AGAIN

    5/21/2015 11:14:35 AM, by KATHLEENUNSELL

    I'm 54 years old. Yep, 54. Where did the time go? How did it fly by so fast? I certainly thought it would take a lot longer than it did to reach my age. I've raised 2 sons, have 3 grandsons from one of them, and await our youngest son's wedding in the fall. Since I was 12 years old I've fought... Read more

  • Looking Into Low Carb

    5/21/2015 10:02:52 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    I am forging forward with a renewed attitude. I have been thinking about my carb consumption. I wrote the below post on a low carb facebook page that I read, but have never contributed to before. quote: I made my regular 4 ingred. berry smoothie today. Plugged it into the food thin... Read more

  • Losing my Mind

    5/21/2015 9:32:49 AM, by JANET552

    That's the only explanation I have for something that happened this morning. This is Tony Tony loves to be outside and we do put him out on a leash when the weather is nice. If we can't put him out but he's annoying, we put him in the garage. This morning, I got ready to take Molly for a ... Read more

  • Choices..Worth the Read....

    5/21/2015 9:23:00 AM, by ROX525

    LET IT REALLY SINK IN - THEN CHOOSE . John is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, 'If I were any better, I would be twins!' He was a natural motivator. If a... Read more

  • National Memo Day

    5/21/2015 9:19:36 AM, by ADKISTLER

    National Memo Day Date When Celebrated: Always on May 21st Take a memo... Today is National Memo Day. What is it for? Who created it? Why? These are questions awaiting an answer that may never come. Every once in a while, we discover a special day with no known history or description... Read more

  • thursday--ROAD TRIP

    5/21/2015 6:59:22 AM, by CLUMBOY

    good morning. yesterday was one of those days--I was running around like a maniac but I have no idea what I got done during the process. got a letter finalized, okayed by my lawyer and sent to the state. cindy came by and started weeding (BLESS HER) finished washing all the chachkis and started c... Read more

  • Thursday

    5/21/2015 6:53:24 AM, by PICKIE98

    I am up early and getting ready to leave for work. Our connecting street is closed for construction now, so I have a longer drive home.. Hoping the boss is again gone today..forever...... Read more

  • Going out of town

    5/21/2015 12:14:05 AM, by HICKOK-HALEY

    I'm leaving tomorrow morning for a mini vacation. I will be back Monday night. This will be my last blog for a while. After I get back DH is going to set up my new computer, and I won't be able to download pictures until it is all set up. Plus I will be downloading a newer photo program. I can't wai... Read more

  • Follow Up Letter {Spring BLC 2015}

    5/20/2015 11:35:47 PM, by PANFRIEDTROUT

    Hello my friend .... time to check in now that the Spring BLC is coming to a close tomorrow. You had a goal to lose 10# and you not only accomplished that but exceeded it by dropping a total of 13#. 380 For the most part, you stayed within your calorie range, only going under a couple of... Read more

  • Trying to control the tules!! Never ending job.

    5/20/2015 11:27:26 PM, by AMBUDMAN

    With the drought in California and the pond level dropping we have managed to get most of the tules under control. January of 2012 my husband used his weed eater to cut the tules down and we hired a backhoe to come in and clean out around the dam. Then we had a really good rain and our dock wa... Read more

  • Am I lovable? (a question I'm working through for myself)

    5/20/2015 10:57:09 PM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    Firstly, in asking that question ... I'm not really asking anyone else to answer it as such. This is more something I need to learn to answer myself. Hopefully, the answer will be increasingly in the affirmative. At some level I know the answer is yes; at others this is also something that I really ... Read more

  • Vitamins - Day 16 of gratitude

    5/20/2015 10:55:05 PM, by KGWINDER

    So let me tell you a really really neat thing about vitamins and minerals when restricting calories - they don't have any!! The negative part of eating a low calorie ceiling each day, is it is super hard to get all your needs from food. For nearly four months now I have eaten under 1,000 calor... Read more

  • Day 98 - Stregnth - Off Topic Again

    5/20/2015 10:50:12 PM, by K8TERTOTS

    Today my husband had his first bandage change post-surgery. His hand was operated on because his skin condition causes blisters, skin to fall off, and then accelerated healing with scar tissue, and if you're not careful, the wounds heal together and he can end up losing his hand. So every few years ... Read more

  • 140/365 Weigh in day

    5/20/2015 10:43:17 PM, by ERIN8482

    I stayed the same. I'm okay with that. As I said before I need to work on my nutrition and I did feel that I ate too much over the weekend even though I stayed in calories. I still don't know how my knees are going to feel about pump class tomorrow. I will see how I feel in the morning. On one h... Read more

  • Relentless day 138, 2x4 Routine, Workout 17, Bench Press & Front Squat

    5/20/2015 5:49:16 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Primary workout was Bench Press; a new 1RM was set at 118 Lbs. This surprised me as my shoulders were still a little sore from yesterday's time up on the roof. 7Sets, 59 Reps, 5,025 Lbs. I was a little slow taking 43 minutes to complete the reps as I needed longer rest periods between sets. ... Read more

  • New strategies-Day 22 of 365

    5/20/2015 4:24:43 PM, by GODINMYHEART

    ok, so far I have been consistent at + meal prepping so there's always healthy food ready to eat. +drinking water + having only unhealthy food to last a day- if I overdo it, one day, I know the next I'll have to go to the store to buy more. And I am not fond of going to the store, so I may go... Read more

  • Wednesday

    5/20/2015 3:17:08 PM, by PICKIE98

    Had a half night of sleep.keep waking myself up by stopping breathing, ,, When i wake for the day, I feel like I should be going to bed, not rising..still sleepy, dragging.. One more week until my test next Tuesday night.. It is cool here now, but nice to sleep as far as the temps.. I... Read more

  • Weigh in Week #9

    5/20/2015 3:08:49 PM, by SHEZSPARK

    One of those mad weeks!... Read more

  • To all Spark members who are parts of competitive teams - esp 5% challenges

    5/20/2015 11:29:47 AM, by PCOH051610

    Hi, Just let me get this off my chest. THERE IS NO "I IN TEAMS!!! A healthy and rewarding team experience comes about when no matter your performance you are still a valued team member. I've been a member of the wonderful Teddy Bear team as part of the quarterly 5% challenges for a few yea... Read more

  • Wednesday...

    5/20/2015 11:04:13 AM, by ROX525

    105 Minutes treadmill. Just went to my grandson's preschool graduation. He is off to Kindergarten in the fall. Think I will take a nap this afternoon and perhaps a dog walk after dinner.... Read more

  • what a SHOCKER for Blue Buffalo

    5/20/2015 11:01:31 AM, by LOSER05

    this is the email I got Hi BeaglePro Member and a Happy May Hello to Your Beagle, We have a quick message for you. 1) Have you heard about Blue Buffalo? It has always been considered a 'high-end' food & it has always been considered a top choice. Shockingly, it has just recently c... Read more

  • Finding Balance. period

    5/20/2015 10:44:53 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    I did accept the offer we had on Mom's House, yesterday. What a load off my mind and body. I do tend to load stress into my muscles. I've known this for a long time. That, coupled with wheat over the week end, really had me in a mess yesterday and Monday. I still am stressed to a certain ... Read more

  • Click and Spark!

    5/20/2015 10:30:12 AM, by KEELSKICKSBUTT

    My husband and I started off the month of May as a clean eating and no drinking month. I was back at 186.6lbs (heaviest I have been in like 2 years!) and my husband weighed himself earlier this year and weighed 305lbs! I now weigh 176.4 and my husband weighs 281lbs! I'm not sure why it has cli... Read more

  • Pick Strawberries Day

    5/20/2015 8:57:59 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Pick Strawberries Day Date When Celebrated: Always on May 20th Pick Strawberries Day is a sweet, tasty way to enjoy a late spring day. If your mom or dad ever took you picking fresh strawberries, you have a wonderful childhood memory. That memory is what will draw you to enjoy today ... Read more

  • books and swimming

    5/20/2015 8:37:58 AM, by BLUEJEDIBUBBLES

    So yesterday I got 5 laps in at the Y, now up to 1084 done and 2216 to go. 32.84 miles swam, 67.16 miles to go. Also my first set of college arrived a few days ago. Started reading chapter one. SO much to learn. Still excited.... Read more

  • River walk

    5/20/2015 8:32:21 AM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    Today I went for a walk along the river which ended up being just over a 2k walk ... as I was walking there were a few sections that were up and downhill. As I approached one section I grew nervous, I started thinking that it looked very steep, I wondered if I'd have to stop to catch my breath and h... Read more

  • Wednesday--big butt cake and other things

    5/20/2015 7:54:13 AM, by CLUMBOY

    hi everyone--Eileen asked me to share the big butt recipe. first off--you CAN make a healthy version of the cake by substituting any or all of the following: whey sugar for the cake ingred. sugar fat free sour cream 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites you could probably use carob chips if you wan... Read more

  • Time for a Restart

    5/20/2015 7:51:26 AM, by SVAJONE

    So, I've been off of Sparkpeople for about two months now-- the end of the semester hit hard, and I just wanted to not think about food and exercise. So I ate as I wanted, and stopped running. The semester is over, and I expected to come back today a bit glum, because I could feel my body shift as t... Read more

  • My plan!

    5/20/2015 5:00:19 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I will do a workout DVD, take a long walk or do youtube workouts for a minimum of 40 minutes at least 4 times a week. The walks will be at least 90 minutes or 10,000 steps. Also, I will watch what I eat, and cut out the mindless munching! I will also strive to give up fast food! And if I h... Read more

  • Coffee and Tea - Day 15 of Gratitude

    5/20/2015 2:01:27 AM, by KGWINDER

    Ok for some coffee and tea are all about the caffeine. For me it is so much more. But first what is good (and bad) about coffee and tea? a) both are filled with antioxidants b) both have nutrients for nearly zero calories if you don't add, milk or sugar coffee: http://nutritiondat... Read more

  • A Special Trip

    5/20/2015 1:39:04 AM, by HICKOK-HALEY

    When ever we check the weather for our area we use The Weather Channel website. A picture sits on my computer that The Weather Channel provides. It is a picture of my area, since they go by zip codes. I looked at the picture closely, and told DH "I think I know where that is". It is a picture of a l... Read more

  • Here I go again!

    5/19/2015 11:33:39 PM, by KIMBRAW

    What can I say? Here I am again. Two years later and I'm at the same weight and have the same goals. Geez, why can't I get it together? My mom told me about two months ago that she was concerned about my health because I was "obese and going to die." She went on to say that I was so obese that ... Read more

  • 15 pounds- Why can't I focus and get rid of you!

    5/19/2015 11:30:04 PM, by MRS_ROSS

    HEY! It has been way too long since I have blogged. Having a TWO year old around makes it difficult. Ken and I are getting ready to sell our house and buy a new one. My brother is getting married to two months. Oh and I need to lose 15 pounds before the wedding. I bought my dress a bit too small hop... Read more

  • 139/365

    5/19/2015 10:15:15 PM, by ERIN8482

    Back to the working world today. It was not a good day. A lot of problems accumulated over the long weekend. And I just couldn't seem to get ahead of it all. But I only have to work one more shift and then I get a day off again. I think I may have hurt my knee at the gym on Sunday. I went to do... Read more

  • Status

    5/19/2015 10:11:20 PM, by ILOVEMALI

    1) My female pal declined. Good business reasons. She gave me some wisdom, too. SHe suggested that I contact a mutual acquaintance, who, incidentally, is and has always been my first choice, and decided to NOT come in with me the first time around. 2) My all-the-time first choice's circumst... Read more

  • Relentless day 137, Recovery, Walk, House Maintenance

    5/19/2015 8:48:08 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Hi Sparkers 213 I know it's recovery day but the exterior of the house also needs to recover from the wind, rain and snow. On the south side of the house really takes a beating. Our house is only 9-years old but the paint was starting to peel on the south façade above the garage roof line... Read more

  • What a (long) Weekend!

    5/19/2015 8:25:42 PM, by KRISTA987

    This weekend did not go as planed, but regardless I actually really enjoyed it! Saturday I got a random message that my aunt was having a BBQ. I ended up going over and was in charge of the apps. I brought home made hummus with mini pitas, a veggie tray, veggie chips and a watermelon and it wa... Read more

  • Broken Heart

    5/19/2015 7:09:18 PM, by HICKOK-HALEY

    I am starting off with some bad news. I wanted to talk about this first, so the rest of my blog will be uplifting. Those who have known me for a long time, know that I have enjoyed watching the Red Tail Hawks in Leona Valley which is 10 mins. from our home. The last time I mentioned the Red Tail Haw... Read more

  • Make Your Own Fun Pupsicles for Summer!

    5/19/2015 6:20:19 PM, by LOSER05

    moderndogmagazine.com/articles
    /diy-eat-pupsicles/19300... Read more

  • Investing in Me - Day 138

    5/19/2015 4:45:12 PM, by MEGSWIT

    Well, sheeet. Reading my last post, which was Jan 1 2015, I reflected on the optimism and enthusiasm I seemed to display. "New year, new me...etc". Seems I forgot (again) that I actually need to follow through for change to happen. My absolute #1 goal is to log into spark people every day... Read more

  • Tuesday

    5/19/2015 1:20:38 PM, by ROX525

    2 Hrs. treadmill and 2 hrs. gardening and it is 1:20 p.m. I would like to take a nap but it isn't going to happen. Maybe a cup of coffee then.... Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • How SparkPeople Helps

    5/19/2015 11:20:35 AM, by KLONG8

    I've been here for years now. Sometimes I go away for a while but I've always come back. Lately I've been thinking I should go it alone as although I'm sometimes talking the talk I am DEFINITELY not walking the walk. To top that off, I'm having computer issues that are totally making my SP world ... Read more

  • Day 97 - Hong Kong Booked & The Secret

    5/19/2015 10:58:43 AM, by K8TERTOTS

    Good Morning! My Hong Kong trip is booked! June 12th - June 19th I will be going back to Hong Kong to see my Best Friend in her last month of Pregnancy! Very exciting, I am already highly dreading the 15-16 hour plane ride! I've done it before a year ago, and somehow I've successfully ... Read more

  • Boy's Club Day

    5/19/2015 9:42:02 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Boy's Club and Girls Club Day Date When celebrated: Always on May 19th Boys and Girls Club Day celebrates the invaluable Boy's Clubs and Girl's Clubs around the country. There are clubs all over America providing safe recreational activities for our youth. They teach values and citiz... Read more

  • tuesday--after the heat wave

    5/19/2015 7:47:37 AM, by CLUMBOY

    good morning! well yesterday the high was near 90 and the humidity was stifling. today if we make it to 60 it will be a miracle. spring in Indiana. at least there are not frost's predicted although tonight the low will go down to 38. time to bring the pepper and tomato plants indoors for the ni... Read more

  • Tuesday

    5/19/2015 6:53:08 AM, by PICKIE98

    Despite a runny nose during the night, I got some rest last night..Covered my pillows with tissues and sleep much better.. One more week until my sleep study,, It is still extremely humid outside..We are playing it safe and keeping teh A/C on and staying indoors. Beats a trip to E.R for ast... Read more

  • Finding my food triggers

    5/19/2015 12:44:28 AM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    I'm noticing that there really are some foods that seem to trigger a binge like response in me when I have them. The first time I noticed it was a particular type of biscuit (cookie) ... I'm not sure what was in it that was different but whatever it was acted as a major trigger. Then over Easter I f... Read more

  • hip to waist ratio

    5/18/2015 11:32:49 PM, by SHAMROCKY2K

    I did reach my original goal and was excited to take measurements. I had not done it in a long time. Lots of things were better including a larger calf measurement. One thing that is discouraging is that my hip to waist ratio actually got worse.. more into the danger zone. I know it is sai... Read more

  • Costochondritis

    5/18/2015 11:01:07 PM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    Sharp pains on the right side of my chest A doctors visit and costochronditis is back on the plus side, it is definitely better than a lot of the things that could have been causing the chest pain including gall bladder problems, liver problems and pulmonary embolisms on the less plus side ... Read more

  • College!

    5/18/2015 10:43:56 PM, by BLUEJEDIBUBBLES

    So....my books will be here any day now for the courses I'm taking. Undergrad Certificate in Human Resources. First time around in college back in 97/98.....was bad. I was in a bad spot back then...total train wreck. I've always wanted to know how bad I did....and afraid to look. When... Read more

  • 138/365

    5/18/2015 9:59:33 PM, by ERIN8482

    My last day off. I spent most of the day doing chores . I went out with my aunt for a belated Birthday dinner. In the end I did go over my calorie limit but that was due to my snacking again. I relying to heavily on my favorite type of food, anything carb laden. I am going to have to sit down an... Read more

  • give me a t for trying

    5/18/2015 8:37:11 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Trying...... This day has been. People do... I will.... ... Read more

  • Relentless day 136, 2x4 Routine, Workout 18, Landmine Press & Block Pull

    5/18/2015 7:31:51 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Primary was Landmine Press for a new 1RM of 124; 7 Sets, 59 Reps, 5,025 Lbs completed in 34 Min. 224 Secondary at 82% if 1RM for 1x12x215; the heaviest set. 4 Sets, 44 Reps, 7,900 Lbs. Completed in 17 Min. Total Workout: 11 Sets, 44 Reps, 12,925 Lbs or 6.46 tons. 40 Another... Read more

  • Day 96 - NSV Snuck In On Me

    5/18/2015 6:05:15 PM, by K8TERTOTS

    A Few weeks ago I threw on my wedding dress, showing how it fits again. Even more fun today was throwing on a bridesmaid dress from a friend's wedding in early 2011.... it's a little big... But besides that, yesterday when I was going for my walk/jog I was thinking about how nice it was ... Read more

  • Day 3 - Reluctant Individual

    5/18/2015 6:01:47 PM, by TSENTY

    Day 3 and my first day at work trying to live healthy. First I have a sit down job - I do have the standing workstation, but I hate that. That's a goal for day 60. Today wasn't too terribly stressful, payroll which is always yucky and a couple of meetings. Then a 50 minute drive to an outlying c... Read more

  • Birthday Surprise

    5/18/2015 5:42:20 PM, by GAYLLYNNE

    I was at a client's home today and she asked me why my phone was ringing so much and I kept getting texts. I told her it was my birthday and by the time I got home this was waiting for me. Isn't that sweet? Tonight my son is cooking me dinner. I'll try and post a picture of it to... Read more

  • A Blog with photos!

    5/18/2015 4:08:12 PM, by JEREMYM

    i like to post pictures in blogs! one more picture ... Read more

  • Monday

    5/18/2015 3:45:57 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill 105 minutes and weeded 2 hrs. for my exercise today. Made yellow, red and orange stuffed peppers for dinner. Yummy.... Read more

  • Stepping Out

    5/18/2015 3:11:07 PM, by KINI14

    I cracked my old ankle/heal injury again mowing the lawn yesterday. I had a little bit of pain when I step on it but thankfully, I still managed to get out for a walk this morning. Suki and I walked the beach park this morning. It was low tide but still beautiful. Over 3600 steps done so far despi... Read more

  • Choices

    5/18/2015 11:22:42 AM, by KLONG8

    I overheard a vet tech tell a friend of mine that her dog "needed to lose weight". She's an older dog (Stella) and pretty inactive now with some disc problems. The Vet Tech said....."You can't imagine how much better Stella would be feeling and what she would be able to do if she lost some weight.... Read more

  • FIVE Years, Still Here, Going Strong.

    5/18/2015 11:22:12 AM, by TUBLADY

    Thank you Spark Thank you Spark Friends. Thanks to all Spark members who I have interacted with during my five year journey here on Spark. I was already working on my weight loss on May. 17. 2010. Sitting in my office staring at a list of support groups my dietitian had given me to conta... Read more

  • Giving myself a day off - 14 days of gratitude

    5/18/2015 11:20:09 AM, by KGWINDER

    Yesterday I didn't blog. I went to church after a night of not being able to sleep then came home to literally crash into bed. I've been running way past my body. The future of taking a job which the second interview is coming up soon, would freak me out if I let it. I just have to try I can tak... Read more

  • As we go along! Who knows the route?

    5/18/2015 10:28:40 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    photo credit to: http://now.tufts.edu/articles/
    body-fire Lately I feel as though I get on this blog and do nothing but complain. Honestly I am not a downer person, but situations these days just make it sound like it. Really. One good thing is that last evening I finally got to s... Read more

  • No Dirty Dishes Day

    5/18/2015 10:19:14 AM, by ADKISTLER

    No Dirty Dishes Day Date When Celebrated : Always on May 18th No Dirty Dishes Day is a reprieve from the daily pile of dishes to wash and dry. Day after day, we do the daily chore of washing and drying dishes, then put them away in various cabinets and drawers. We perform this task a... Read more

  • Why do dogs eat grass?

    5/18/2015 9:00:07 AM, by LOSER05

    www.petmd.com/askpetmd/72/7714
    ?utm_source=freekibble&utm
    _medium=freekibble&extcid=
    fkib&skipRB=true... Read more

  • Here again

    5/18/2015 8:28:49 AM, by CHR15RAS

    How did I get here, again?? After losing 50 lbs in 2013 and running a half marathon, I find myself up by 30 lbs and struggling, again. How I got here is by carelessness, of course. Gradually letting myself have a little more, care a little less, loosening the strict guidelines under which I lost ... Read more

  • Thank You

    5/18/2015 8:10:29 AM, by MARYALICE411

    Spark People left me an e mail last night that you folks think I'm a motivator. I am so happy. I thought I was just gabby. I hoped my stories helped someone. I think everyone needs a motivator. One for each area of their life. I had a friend once tell me to think of living in a big ball. The ... Read more

  • monday

    5/18/2015 7:45:45 AM, by CLUMBOY

    good morning! well, despite damp, humid, hot and cloudy weather, we had a good weekend. on Saturday I told rob I really wanted to go to kalamazoo and visit my favorite nursery in all the world, river street flowerland. they have a wonderful selection of beautifully grown plants, but more importan... Read more

  • New Week, New Spark

    5/18/2015 7:34:54 AM, by KHALEESI90

    Tom and I got the Spark Activity Tracker. It has been so nice not having to remember to track our steps and some other exercises that we complete. The little diamond of color on my shoe is a reminder of the journey that we are on together, and also of the fact that we need to keep moving! As I ... Read more

  • The Problems...The Plan

    5/18/2015 7:31:44 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Weighed in this morning at 244.8...highest ever...for awhile. Having no plan is not working...so I came here to write and get a plan. My left knee is messed up. I think it's holding water. I've started taking Ibuprofen and sleeping with a pillow under it. It feels tight and sometimes it fee... Read more

  • Monday

    5/18/2015 7:10:29 AM, by PICKIE98

    Darned sewing machine!! I spent hours yesterday trying to mend some shirts and trousers, jeans. The spool thread kept breaking!! I thought it was the needle, tried to change it, could not get another needle in the slot!! Tied to get the old one back in, it would not go back in! I literally tipped t... Read more

  • Messed up my login streak =(

    5/18/2015 6:08:02 AM, by NSKYLINE115

    Nooooo!! I just realized this morning I didnt log in yesterday, so I lost my 140 log in streak =(... Read more

  • Shaky calves

    5/17/2015 11:32:33 PM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    I just finished taking a walk outside and it was a much nicer walk out than the one I blogged about last week. For part of it I seemed to be following a butterfly 88 which was fun to watch! 30 When I returned I stopped to talk with someone and I noticed that my calves started shaking as I was talk... Read more

  • 137/365

    5/17/2015 11:13:05 PM, by ERIN8482

    Another great day. I came very close to going over my calories today due to some extra snacking. Hit the gym, dropped a bunch junk off at the good will. Including my prom dress from 15 years ago. Why I still had it I have no clue. It's not as if I would wear it even if I could fit into it so off ... Read more

  • I'm not eating my words, or changing my mind, no I'm not!!!

    5/17/2015 9:50:51 PM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    So right after blogging not once, but twice, about living life now rather than pressing the pause button I was confronted with a big challenge. An offer of what would be an amazing trip which would provide sensational adventures. I really had to think about this. I definitely want to go; I know it w... Read more

  • Day 95 - 2nd Day of Double Sessions

    5/17/2015 9:12:32 PM, by K8TERTOTS

    So I doubled up on my workouts again today to make up for last week. Tomorrow I go back to normal! 334 So today I did another 4 mile walk/jog and then the arms and shoulder P90X DVD - about 2 hours and 7 minutes, and 1350 calories burned. BAM! done. This week coming up should be p... Read more

  • Words to Inspire #5

    5/17/2015 8:01:41 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 “You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance. ~ Lee Iacocca 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184... Read more

  • Sunday

    5/17/2015 3:20:02 PM, by ROX525

    90 Minutes treadmill. Did not go to church as my daughter didn't pick up her children until 12:30. 2 1/2 Hrs. yard work and now off to sister-in-laws for a visit and dinner. It has been a great weekend.... Read more

  • #LoveYourBody

    5/17/2015 1:38:19 PM, by LUST4LIFE15

    Love this female activist.....and she's from my homestate! I catch her blogs on FB~this one is worth sharing with Sparkfriends and the Love Your Body sparkteam! People often ask me why I place so much focus on the body. Why you so superficial Jes'ca?!? Why isn't the focus on our inner bea... Read more

  • Day 2 -- Wow am I out of shape

    5/17/2015 11:28:41 AM, by TSENTY

    A little about me: Mid Fifties - work as a HIM (medical records) manager at a large medical organization. If there is a place for stress - that is it, there has been something changing ever since I started - 14 years ago. I have been overweight all my life and obese most of it :( I had 3 children... Read more

  • foot update.

    5/17/2015 10:23:55 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    So, after a week of foot pain, I do believe it is finally beginning to ease off. I havent walked for exercise since Wednesday. But I walked some over the weekend around the local festival. Pain was worse on Thursday evening. Applying the pain cream daily and soaking my foot in epsom salt seems... Read more

  • Pack Rat Day

    5/17/2015 10:15:31 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Pack Rat Day Date When Celebrated: Always on May 17th Today is Pack Rat Day. 'Cmon, admit it... .. you're a Pack Rat like the rest of us. If you are a Pack Rat, you're in good company. You might as well come out of hiding behind those piles of valuable "stuff", and celebrate this fu... Read more