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  • Fun with the Scrub Jays

    1/30/2015 3:43:59 AM, by HICKOK-HALEY

    House Finch was finishing up the seeds. Next thing I know, one of the Scrub Jays shows up telling me he needs more Peanuts. I put some Peanuts in the dish, and 2 more Scrub Jays show up. They took turns grabbing a peanut, hoping... Read more

  • National Inane Answering Message Day

    1/30/2015 1:53:55 AM, by ADKISTLER

    National Inane Answering Message Day When : Always January 30th Many people look at the title of this day and think ....huh!!? Some people think its a typo, and the day should read "National Insane Answering Message Day". H... Read more

  • Where do the days go?

    1/30/2015 12:46:36 AM, by KRISTA987

    I thought I was doing a lot better at blogging, but it's been a few days and I'm wondering where the time has gone! Work has been crazy this week. I finished up a side project I was working on and my manager loved it! It's great because it will make all our jobs so much easier and all it really... Read more

  • Relentless day 29, Leg Isolation Exercises

    1/29/2015 11:56:17 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Warm up 30-minute walk. Circuit training with 40 Second Rest Per Set. Tempo 1-0-4-0 Standing Leg Curl 3 Sets, 20 Reps, Volume 480 per Leg: TTL: 6 Sets, 40 Reps, Vol. 960 Lbs. Leg Extension 3 Sets, 45 Reps, Volume 4,688 Lbs. Leg Press 3 Sets, 45 Reps, Volume 6,413 Lbs. Calf Raises 3 Sets,... Read more

  • The Good Life

    1/29/2015 11:31:56 PM, by BLUEJEDIBUBBLES

    One of my goals this year is to bust out my clarinet and learn to play it. I've toyed with it on and off for the last three or so years since I've had it. But I've never doubled down and kicked my self in the butt to practice every day. After several months of falling out of the habit of practici... Read more

  • Walked Kiki

    1/29/2015 11:18:05 PM, by BLUEJEDIBUBBLES

    I walked Kiki twice today. Two 15 minute walks. Most I've ever done with her. Boy, is my stamina and energy getting better.... Read more

  • 29/365

    1/29/2015 10:51:31 PM, by ERIN8482

    I did okay today. Stayed home and puttered around. Was able to sleep in. A full nights sleep is so rare for me. I know that really needs to change but there is never enough hours in the day and the time has to come from somewhere. Just one more thing for me to work on. I was in my calorie range... Read more

  • Day 24,tta

    1/29/2015 9:57:06 PM, by CHRISSYPA

    Hello, I have been doing well working out 5-7 days a week with 2 days of strength. I gained .6 last week but my muscles were pretty sore so I chalked it up to that. But I did lose 2 inches off my waist and 1 inch off my hips. I am hoping to lose this week on the scale. I know everyone says to throw ... Read more

  • Commitment- Day 1 of 365

    1/29/2015 8:49:09 PM, by GODINMYHEART

    I've just read an article about how blogging can help you lose weight. I know it works because in the past, this is how I overcame bulimia- writing made me aware of some patterns, helped me understand what triggered bingeing, and it also showed me how many small victories I was having. Up to that po... Read more

  • Busy month

    1/29/2015 7:53:52 PM, by TORNADO8

    A great month. Got back on track with exercising. Have a great new DVD and enjoying it. Look forward to Spark People to post workouts. Another couple of months before it will be okay to get outside. Right now, too much snow. The hardest part is after supper snacking. Trying to pick good choices. Try... Read more

  • Fit From Within

    1/29/2015 4:48:35 PM, by PROFRLJ2

    I am reading a wonderful book called "FIt From Within" and I highly recommend it. The author, Victoria Moran, was overweight her entire life. Then she found a way to accept herself and the weight came off with very little effort. She has kept if off for 18 years. The first chapter is about Self ... Read more

  • Snow at last

    1/29/2015 3:28:31 PM, by MARGOH12

    today we have had some snow, the first of the year. I love snow but we don't get much in Leicester. I was very excited but it didn't last long hardly enough to make a snowball - still it's a start. Neither of my dogs has seen snow before so I hope they get a chance to play in some over the next few... Read more

  • Thursday

    1/29/2015 3:23:21 PM, by PICKIE98

    Talked to my doctor today. My x-ray results showed no fractures, however, he said I have advanced arthritis in both pelvis and hips. If I am still sore in a couple weeks, he will order something for pain. The other bad news I got was that he wants me to double my diabetes medicine. My A1c... Read more

  • I'm Baaaaaaaaaaack! Long welcome back to me post.

    1/29/2015 1:41:16 PM, by KMLANG

    Hey there to anyone that is reading this! Anyone? I have not been on spark for a while. Life happened. I got married, 13 months later had a beautiful son, who is now 14 months already!?! Where has the time gone?!? Life is finally, finally settling down. In 2011 I was planning my dream... Read more

  • Make the scale your friend

    1/29/2015 11:47:50 AM, by GODINMYHEART

    Excerpt from this article: http://www.sparkpeople.com/b
    log/blog.asp?post=an_obesi
    ty_expert_tells_us_what_re
    ally_works_with_weight_loss What about the scale? "People do focus on weight," he concedes. "At times we have tried to move people completely away from focusing o... Read more

  • Didn't feel like exercising but.....

    1/29/2015 10:52:25 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I laced up my sneakers and went for a walk. Before I knew it, I had clocked slightly more than 10,000 steps according to my pedometer app in my smartphone! I didn't even realise I had walked so much. I was just enjoying the cool breeze! Got some hummus from the convenience store. Lot's of carro... Read more

  • Balance Your Lifestyle- Don't So Hard You Quit

    1/29/2015 10:35:46 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    It is hard to eat whole foods all of the time, especially if you aren't home. I find myself compromising outside of my house and sometimes in my house because it is so difficult to convert. It's a process though. I suspect I will never be an all or nothing gal. I lean more toward balance in ever... Read more

  • Take a Step Back

    1/29/2015 10:10:15 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    I am happy to report that I lost 2# this week, as I had thought. I am getting it on a roll now. To celebrate the loss I went and had a look at some of the reports that are available to us on SP. I have never really looked at ... Read more

  • 10 Unexpected Ways You Could Be Hurting Your Dog or Cat

    1/29/2015 9:55:42 AM, by LOSER05

    www.vetstreet.com/our-pe
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    ys-you-could-be-hurting-yo
    ur-dog-or-cat?WT.mc_id=Ema
    il;NewsLetter;Petwire;Jan-21;Article3 ... Read more

  • Ramblings of a Retired Man #3

    1/29/2015 9:07:44 AM, by ROX525

    I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older. Then it dawned on me. They were cramming for their finals. Birds of a feather flock together and then potty on your car. The older you get the tougher it is to lose weight because by then your body ... Read more

  • The dreaded family picture

    1/29/2015 9:02:18 AM, by DOG_MOM

    I have definitely found my motivation. . . or source of absolute terror. I talked to my grandmother yesterday and she wants to have a family weekend away at the end of this summer. And she wants EVERYBODY there. As a side note, my grandmother had 7 kids, they married and had kids, and now those kids... Read more

  • Z:R C25K Week 3, Day 1. Read the instructions!

    1/29/2015 8:57:51 AM, by RABBITOLM

    It's always important to read instructions. To know what one is getting themselves into. So I can, you know, plan ahead. I work out early in the morning, before I get ready for work. Getting up at 5:15 is HARD, but if I don't, I won't get a workout. This morning was a run morning, so I got ... Read more

  • thursday

    1/29/2015 7:24:36 AM, by CLUMBOY

    good morning! we apparently had freezing rain last night, but the temps are up and it is melting. thinking I will get to go to the park this morning--which would be wonderful! I haven't run outside in a couple weeks and it's getting to me. well--this morning before I came in here I pulled my bi... Read more

  • New Superbowl Tradition

    1/29/2015 7:02:27 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    The kabobs were a hit! All eaten! Yay! Funny, one of my co-workers brought hers to the table where I was sitting and said "someone had some time." I smiled and said it was me. I'm glad everyone enjoyed them. The chili I had was delicious. There were 8 different ones, I think. I had #6...it w... Read more

  • Day 3 (and late about it)

    1/29/2015 6:14:14 AM, by MWALKER04

    Tracking my food intake, and not eating just because. I'm not hungry which is good, more small meals/snacks vs 3 big meals helps. Still trying to figure out how to get my treadmill into same room as bike to make exercise easier. Nothing much else going on. Might not post daily but when I have someth... Read more

  • National Puzzle Day

    1/29/2015 5:55:31 AM, by ADKISTLER

    National Puzzle Day When : Always January 29th Don't be puzzled by today. National Puzzle Day honors puzzles of all size, shape and form. Crossword puzzles are by far the most common. Sudoku, a number puzzle, is the most re... Read more

  • a wonderful day 1 28-2015

    1/29/2015 12:54:55 AM, by PANDABEAR42

    Today was a beautiful day...waking up to a blue sky with out clouds and the Sun shinning. it has been a while since we had sun like this. got some snow, but not like the states more east and north of us. needed to shovel out the solar lights in the dogs potty room and make some of their walking p... Read more

  • An experiment of N=8 - my own nutritional research on my dogs

    1/29/2015 12:15:49 AM, by HOUNDLOVER1

    My dogs are going to be my little research subjects for the next few years. In a way they have been for a long time as observing them has taught me so many things. No, this is not a tightly controlled, double-blind study. Those cost way too much money and I need all the money I have to feed them w... Read more

  • 28/365- Weigh in Day

    1/28/2015 11:28:50 PM, by ERIN8482

    Well I stayed the same. Yet again. But I think nature had a hand in this one. So I am going to carry on and stay the course. I was in my calorie range today. Eventually this is going to click back in and and will get off this plateau. I completely forgot my spark tracker today. Last night I ha... Read more

  • Day 8

    1/28/2015 10:40:15 PM, by KBS2344

    Did not want to get our of bed today!! Hit snooze one too many times.. had a healthy yogurt and granola breakfast. Chipotle for lunch - veggie bowl with sofritas (tofu - which was awesome!) a little heavy on the calories (700) but managed to work it in pretty well! Went light for dinner with a salad... Read more

  • Building on the

    1/28/2015 9:34:04 PM, by KLONG8

    I'm still pretty pumped up about my 'ah hah' moment. If you read my last blog, where I figured out that all the sweet and/or salty snacks I was eating were keeping me (or at least contributing mightily) from moving forward towards my weight loss goal. Again, I knew this but didn't recognize how m... Read more

  • epidural update and health update

    1/28/2015 9:25:58 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    update on both... Read more

  • Relentless day 28, Triceps Isolation Exercises

    1/28/2015 8:22:34 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Warm up 30-minute walk. Circuit training with 40 Second Rest Per Set. Tempo 1-0-4-0 Cable Push Downs 5 Sets, 60 Reps, Volume 1,890 Lbs. EZ Bar Close Grip Bench 5 Sets, 60 Reps, Volume 1,352 Lbs. Kickbacks 5 Sets, 60 Reps, Volume 448 Lbs per Arm Total Vol. 10 Sets, 104 Reps, Vol. 8... Read more

  • Wednesday

    1/28/2015 4:01:20 PM, by PICKIE98

    A balmy 20 here.. My Reynaud's disease is haunting me as is the fibro and arthritis in this weather. I think my hands are going in the paraffin bath this weekend. It takes a long time ti heat up the wax.. Had a nice day a work, but felt weird because i missed a day,I feel like today should... Read more

  • Here I Go...Again?

    1/28/2015 3:53:41 PM, by KBM697

    I have made gains in weight loss and then, of course, I have just made gains(in weight), I have been reading past entries to try and motivate myself. After 6 years on Spark people I have lost a lot of weight, but then life happened....and I gained more than I weighed before! Now I am 51 and I just ... Read more

  • Wedding work

    1/28/2015 3:47:27 PM, by RSTENNER

    Well, I should surely lose some weight getting ready for my daughter's wedding coming in Oct. Time to start making flowers and all the decorations. Planning is in good shape, just have to get taxes done this time of year. Proud of myself, I've been back to my regular schedule of going to my Y water ... Read more

  • more laps done!

    1/28/2015 2:03:27 PM, by BLUEJEDIBUBBLES

    Did 15 laps today. up to 556 laps done and 2744 more to go. ... Read more

  • Video of a Seal Cuddling a Dog Will Brighten Your Day...PRECIOUS

    1/28/2015 1:58:22 PM, by LOSER05

    www.dogchannel.com/dog-v
    ideos/video-of-seal-cuddli
    ng-dog-will-brighten-day.a
    spx?utm_source=SilverpopMa
    iling&utm_medium=email&utm
    _campaign=2014-1-26%20%281%29& ... Read more

  • Ups and Downs: Weight Loss, Spin Class and the Stock Market

    1/28/2015 11:45:49 AM, by SCRNPLYR

    What do all of the title entries have in common? My weight loss? Up and down? Yes. Spin Class? When I stand up on that stationary bike, yes up and down. And the stock market over the past 3 weeks (as of Jan 28, 2015)? Hell yes up and down, up and down…ad infinitum. So is having large parts of y... Read more

  • Is dieting helpful? It depends what you mean

    1/28/2015 11:32:06 AM, by HOUNDLOVER1

    This is primarily a language problem, not a nutrition problem. There is a lot of scientific evidence out there that dieting in the sense of caloric reduction diets for the purpose of weight loss don't work. But most people do not make a clear distinction between a calorie-restricted diet and a th... Read more

  • Ramblings of a Retired Man #2

    1/28/2015 11:04:07 AM, by ROX525

    I was thinking that women should put pictures of missing husbands on beer cans, if they really want him back! I pray they don't find mine!!! I was thinking about old age and decided that old age is when you still have something on the ball but you are just too tired to bounce it. I thoug... Read more

  • ouchy

    1/28/2015 10:57:07 AM, by MARGOH12

    Saw my physio therapist today she gave me a good examination and showed me my x-rays from September. She was pleased with the progress I've made since she last saw me two years ago. I'm sore from the manipulation, but the good news is she said I can go back to the gym, if I'm careful. ... Read more

  • Things I Forget, Things I Remember

    1/28/2015 9:55:03 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    photo credit; A Beach Cottage Good Morning! I used this beautiful bouquet of Frangipani flowers on my blog today, to help all of us stuck in the gray winter to remember. Remember, there is beauty and warmth somewhere else an... Read more

  • wednesday

    1/28/2015 7:25:23 AM, by CLUMBOY

    good morning! hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday. my days are still a bit mixed up--just now realized that its not Tuesday. its funny but for the first time since last summer I am thinking about my garden. for the bulk of summer, through fall I didn't have the mental energy to think about... Read more

  • Kabobbed

    1/28/2015 7:18:00 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Kabob success! I got my kabobs done last night and ready to go to the party today. Funny thing, I never did find the shorter sticks so I just used longer ones. When I went to put the extras away, I found that I had some shorter ones...guess I had bought them at some point when I saw them...since ... Read more

  • Moderately Exercised

    1/28/2015 7:13:39 AM, by FEEDTHEHUNGER

    Part of my program here at SparkPeople is to exercise moderately. Sometimes when I’m doing my aerobic tape, water aerobics or walking a couple of miles, I remember how many times I had started an exercise program in the past only to quit a few days or a couple of weeks later because I was tired and... Read more

  • Fun at Work Day

    1/28/2015 5:54:51 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Fun at Work Day When : Always January 28th International Fun at Work Day : Always April 1st Fun at Work Day is a day to have fun at work for once. Ideally, work should be fun. But normally, work is not intended to have f... Read more

  • Going clothing shopping

    1/27/2015 11:13:27 PM, by ILOVEJIM851991

    Going clothing shopping makes me feel great... Read more

  • 27/365

    1/27/2015 10:42:50 PM, by ERIN8482

    I made it to the gym today and made my total steps. I really hope that I move in the right direction on the scale tomorrow. Under my calories range again today.... Read more

  • I lost another pound

    1/27/2015 9:57:47 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Lost another pound. I was at 220 pounds and now I'm at 219 pounds. The amount of exercises that I did yesterday must of helped. I did a Walk Away The Pounds 5 miles DVD (68 minutes), 30 minutes on the treadmill and 15 minutes on the stationary bike. I would of done more yesterday on the bike but we ... Read more

  • Day 7

    1/27/2015 9:20:22 PM, by KBS2344

    I had a pretty good day today. I tried really hard to stay within my 1200 calories - success so far!! And will be for the rest of the night.. just finished a delicious veggie burger with sweet potato fries on the side. YUM BF even offered me a glass of wine which I DECLINED! (I do h... Read more

  • 60 lbs went off my hips

    1/27/2015 8:45:15 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    I am now 60 lbs lighter. As of now I am under 400 lbs. I have reached 397 lbs. I have a long way to go but I never again will see the 400's on the scale for me. I only will see lower numbers now. I have chosen to look on bright side of this journey now.... Read more

  • Every body is beautiful!!

    1/27/2015 8:01:47 PM, by LUST4LIFE15

    I took up being the Love Your Body team leader when the currently leader had been inactive for over 60 days.....and guess can't be too upset, I may be the only person still active on the team .... I've been the awkward kid, arms and legs everywhere.....before I became the pudgy girl ... Read more

  • One year Musings

    1/27/2015 4:25:43 PM, by ZEPHYR1975

    Today is the one year anniversary of my Gastric bypass surgery. I am 132 pounds slimmer and healthier than I’ve been in more than 10 years. This morning I took the one pair of jeans I saved from my heaviest weight out of my closet. They are a size 26. I remember having to buy them when I weighed abo... Read more

  • In my head, I'm 30

    1/27/2015 2:55:57 PM, by ILOVEMALI

    Not 29, not 31, not 42. Not any number but 30. Yesterday was my 60th birthday. My BFF and I celebrate birthday seasons. Mine started on Saturday, when we had lunch with the kids, The Bride, and The Boyfriend, along with my birthday buddy and some young friends of hers (and a 73-year-ol... Read more

  • Finding My Happy Weight

    1/27/2015 2:54:11 PM, by GECKO722

    My weight loss journey started in the summer of 2011. A bad relationship had just ended, the group of friends attached to that relationship had scattered to the wind, and I was approaching 200lbs on the scale. In the beginning, it had nothing to do with becoming thinner. I just needed a change. I wa... Read more

  • Relentless day 27, Bicep Isolation Exercises

    1/27/2015 2:00:02 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Warm up: 30-minute walk. Circuit Training with 40 Second Rest Per Set; Tempo - 1-0-4-0 Standing EZ-Bar Curl 5 Sets, 32 Reps, Volume 1,216 One Arm Cable Curls 5 Sets, 30 Reps, Volume 820 per arm; TTL 10 Sets, 60 Reps, Vol. 1,640 Concentration Curls 5 Sets, 40 Reps, Volume 400 ... Read more

  • Day #10

    1/27/2015 11:15:42 AM, by LPSPARK123

    Still going strong, have only lost three lbs, but Hoping its because I'm turning some of this fat to muscle. So far, only one cheat day !!! My head is in the right place, so I feel every confident that I'm doing this!! Today a hike with my dog & more yard work :) ok, so no walk with the dogs, but ... Read more

  • Finding it difficult to forgive myself!

    1/27/2015 11:03:19 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I have done some things I am not proud of in the past. Terrible in my eyes. The ppl affected have already forgiven me, mostly. But I am finding it difficult to forgive myself. The scenes keep replaying themselves in my mind. I feel so bad! I keep asking myself how could I have done that. I pray... Read more

  • Best Small Dogs for First-Time Owners

    1/27/2015 9:58:20 AM, by LOSER05

    www.vetstreet.com/our-pe
    t-experts/best-small-dogs-
    for-first-time-owners?WT.m
    c_id=Email;NewsLetter;Petw
    ire;Jan-21;Article1 ... Read more

  • Homemade meals

    1/27/2015 9:39:46 AM, by STARMONICA

    ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    1/27/2015 8:55:31 AM, by PICKIE98

    I was first in line for my lab work,, I am now headed out the door for the doc appointment, then off to my last diabetes ed class. It is still bitter cold here.. NO wildlife is appearing in the back yard,,but the birds are sure doing a number on the seed and suet cakes to stay alive.. poor babies... Read more

  • So far so good

    1/27/2015 8:45:59 AM, by MARGOH12

    today I am writing yaay the exercise program seems to also be working also yaay. the best yaay though is that the hospital have phoned and I have a physio appointment for tomorrow, with the same physiotherapist I saw two years ago so now I feel as though things are going the right way. ... Read more

  • checking off the list

    1/27/2015 7:25:19 AM, by CLUMBOY

    good morning. hope everyone is having a great day. I am in organizational mode--have lots of duties to take care of. some are personal and others are related to my father's passing. yesterday was a good day--several concrete things done and the way forward is open to more things. signed up f... Read more

  • Right Now, I Am Just...0.4 lbs Down!

    1/27/2015 7:05:17 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    One week down...a lifetime to go. I have a theory that whatever you can do for an hour...you can do for two hours. Whatever you can do for a day...you can do for two days. Whatever you can do for a week...you can do for two weeks. Whatever you can do for a month...you can do for two months. What... Read more

  • Ramblings of a retired man...

    1/27/2015 5:33:36 AM, by ROX525

    Today I was in a store that sells sunglasses, (Sunglass Hut) and only sunglasses. A young lady walks over to me and asks, "what brings you in today?" I looked at her, and said, I'm interested in buying a refrigerator. She didn't quite know how to respond. Am I getting to be that age? Bet your... Read more

  • Day 2

    1/27/2015 4:17:38 AM, by MWALKER04

    Tracking daily food eaten, will take some time to get used to doing this again. I know watching what I eat helps, just got out of the habit. Working on eating more veggies, baby carrots work for me as a snack. Post is short, headache working on getting stronger, need to rest my eyes.... Read more

  • Chocolate Cake Day

    1/27/2015 1:36:09 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Chocolate Cake Day When : Always January 27th Chocolate Cake Day is a a chocolate lovers delight, and a day to eat cake. Why this a day to "bake your chocolate cake....and eat it, too!" On this day, a white or yellow cake... Read more

  • Stuck between a need for water and a need for sodium...

    1/27/2015 1:29:40 AM, by GIRLBUG

    So post-op I am required to get a minimum of 64 oz of water per day. I love water. I really do. Drinking water itself has not been a hardship for me in over 10 years, but now it can be quite a challenge as I can only take small sips at a time and if I drink to much I get sick to my stomach. Th... Read more

  • 15 Immune Boosting Foods - #13 - Tea

    1/27/2015 1:22:39 AM, by EDWARDS1411

    Cold and flu season is upon us. Let's be proactive and build ourselves up by eating these immune boosting foods suggested at www.webmd.com/cold-and-f
    lu/ss/slideshow-immune-foo
    ds?ecd=wnl_lbt_092612&ctr=
    wnl-lbt-092612_ld-stry . #13 - Tea Green or black? Both are ... Read more

  • Now, THIS is New

    1/27/2015 12:28:27 AM, by KLONG8

    OK, I'm trying not to snack because the reason I snack has nothing to do with hunger. It's normally because of boredom and opportunity (someone brings cookies or donuts around). It's also because I am not a healthy choice kind of snacker. Yes, I'm a cookies, pie, chocol... Read more

  • 26/365

    1/26/2015 11:01:19 PM, by ERIN8482

    Crazy long day. It all started with a water main break leaving me with no water in my apartment and no shower etc. Then between that and the snow it turned into an hour long commute to work which usually only takes me 20 mins. So I ended up late for work. Had a complicated patient load at work an... Read more

  • Manic Monday

    1/26/2015 8:27:07 PM, by KRISTA987

    Happy Monday! I meant to blog more on the weekend, but just got too caught up with life. Got news that a close family friend has stage 4 cancer. Don't know too much, but they rushed her right into treatment. They still have to do more testing to figure out exactly how bad it is. The whole... Read more

  • If I don't plan it...

    1/26/2015 6:51:05 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    Since I will be working day shift for the next three weeks, I am embracing a new lifestyle change. If I do not plan it, I will not do it. I am getting good use out of my community center, I am doing cardio, getting into that pool, and trying to do one class a week, just starting out small. I am p... Read more

  • My Horse Montana

    1/26/2015 5:59:19 PM, by PANDABEAR42

    When i fist bought Montana July 1, 2006 i didn't know she had a hidden problem with her eyes. i found out in October of 2006 about this very serious problem with her eyes. one day in October i noticed her one eye was really tearing and of course this means a vet farm call. Diagnosis..Recurring Eq... Read more

  • Looking for an accountability friend(s)

    1/26/2015 5:16:03 PM, by DAWN220

    I have been reading a book called "The Girl Friend Diet" (?). This may be off a little. Anyway it talks about having someone to be accountable to. I cannot be accountable to anyone in my family because they do not understand and would not know how to talk without making me feel bad. I have asked... Read more

  • Freezing Monday

    1/26/2015 4:38:24 PM, by PICKIE98

    I had a very early work day today,but it was good day. It feels VERY frigid, but supposedly it is 20 degrees. I cannot feel the heat at all. I am glad I have tomorrow off for my appointments. I am NPO(nothing by mouth) at 7pm for tomorrow's labs. I am also glad I am getting to the doc b... Read more

  • What if blaming the obese is blaming the victims? - Peter Attia

    1/26/2015 2:14:23 PM, by HOUNDLOVER1

    This video is about one year old but it is so important that I want to repost it here. It is only about 15 minutes long. Please pass it on to your health care provider and all your friends. www.youtube.com/watch?v=
    U3oI104STzs You can also read much of the same content... Read more

  • Joining the Skipping Breakfast Club

    1/26/2015 1:35:44 PM, by CASTERINASPELL

    I used to always think I needed to eat breakfast every day, but here I am sailing through until noon before eating anything. Granted, I was ravenous while making my red chard steamed mélange (kind of a warm salad) and I certainly overdid it - i.e. used up my days' calories in one meal - by having a... Read more

  • Shrimp Alfredo omgggg

    1/26/2015 1:35:26 PM, by NSKYLINE115

    This past weekend was pretty snowy so I figured I'd make some comfort food. Ended up making a yummy shrimp alfredo with pasta, it was so delicious! However I was emotionally crying through it because of all the butter and cream I used haha, I used light cream instead of heavy and only half the butte... Read more

  • Going out later to enjoy nice day

    1/26/2015 1:31:35 PM, by BLUEJEDIBUBBLES

    Now that morning fog has burned off, I will be taking Kiki out to enjoy some sunshine. Got 13 laps done today. 541 laps done 2759 more to go.... Read more

  • Random Monday Thoughts

    1/26/2015 12:51:06 PM, by KLONG8

    - I weighed in today and maintained. Darn it! I really thought I'd see weight loss this week. - It's going to be a sunny 70 degrees today. Awesome. - Went to yoga this AM and it was good. Still tough sometimes when I'm on my knees as I seem to pinch an aggravated ligament but a blanke... Read more

  • New day!

    1/26/2015 12:27:40 PM, by EDEL262

    I'm back! It is so hard to get started. Why is it most workouts don't take in to account that I am old and fat and try to overwhelm me? There is so little time for exercise in my schedule but I will try to make it work. I have bought a bodygym hoping I can incorporate some time for it while sittin... Read more

  • Final Obstacles

    1/26/2015 11:58:01 AM, by RUNAMOKQT

    Well I finally conquered my final 3 obstacles, being frustrated at myself for not being more consistent, accepting how little I can do right now, accepting that for right now I can only concentrate on one thing at a time. Now that I've excepted it believe it or not, I'm much more consistent, I'm doi... Read more

  • Relentless day 26, Relief 9th day, Leg Isolation

    1/26/2015 11:56:22 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    That virus has been a bugger. Still have a cough; it just seems like it wants to hang on. But I pushed it a tad today. First I walked for 30-minutes to warm up then started with my leg isolation routine. Standing Leg Curl 2 Sets, 16 Reps, Volume 500 per leg; TTL 4 S... Read more

  • Worrying....

    1/26/2015 11:23:27 AM, by ROX525

    Live simply; Love generously; Care deeply; Speak kindly; and Leave the rest to God. "WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES; it takes away today's PEACE." ... Read more

  • 5 minute fitness

    1/26/2015 10:51:48 AM, by MARGOH12

    So today is the first day of the big writing job. Liz our leader sent everything through including the new logo. So as today is the first day of writing it is also the first day of setting an alarm every hour to fit in some fitness. I wasn't sure how well it would work out, but today it has been exc... Read more

  • Brighter Than the Sun!

    1/26/2015 10:28:19 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    photo credit; flicker.com This morning I find myself sitting at my desk. Bouncing to the tune of a fun song on my stability ball, feeling just a little more upbeat (alot more upbeat) than usual. Especially for a Monday mornin... Read more

  • Dog Rides Bus to Dog Park Alone...who ever said animals are dumb.

    1/26/2015 10:08:53 AM, by LOSER05

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  • Z:R C25K Week 2, Day 3. Is it spring yet??

    1/26/2015 10:00:42 AM, by RABBITOLM

    I was never so conscious of the weather until I started running. Now I'm constantly watching the weather reports, hoping for a warm enough overnight temperature (I run at 5:30am, so it might as well be night!) to run outdoors. Of course, this winter we're experiencing lower than average temperatur... Read more

  • Spouses Day

    1/26/2015 8:43:32 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Spouses Day Date When Celebrated : always on January 26th Spouse's Day is a time to enjoy and appreciate your better half. You can use this day as a prelude or warm up to Valentine's Day, perhaps. But, its not as much of a... Read more

  • Day 6

    1/26/2015 8:12:50 AM, by KBS2344

    FINALLY!!!! A scale victory!!! Very happy to report I lost 3 # Super happy since this was week 4 and I hadn't lost since week 1 ... Read more

  • Mantra Speaking, Stress Busting Machine

    1/26/2015 7:42:38 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Almost a week of being back on track is complete. Today is my final day. I feel resolved to stay on track...it's too hard to get back on after derailing...easier to just stay on...even though the going is rough sometimes. I read an article yesterday in a December magazine...it was talking about h... Read more

  • monday--a new leaf

    1/26/2015 7:01:41 AM, by CLUMBOY

    good morning. well--today I begin a chapter in my life that is unlike any other. I awaken this morning as a child without parents. my dad died last Wednesday and he was buried Saturday. it was a bittersweet time--there was so little of "him" left intact. the dementia had slowly deconstructed th... Read more

  • Vanity

    1/26/2015 6:33:48 AM, by FEEDTHEHUNGER

    Either it's repressed beyond all my ability to psychoanalyze it out of myself, or I am just a few quarts low on normal womanly vanity. Otherwise, how could I be so large for so long? Other women I know obsess about a 5-10 poun... Read more