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  • 110 crunches

    9/23/2014 9:29:57 PM, by IMREITE

    i am up to 110 for my crunch challenge. no i can not do all of them in 1 shot, but i can do a set of 30- 40 at a time. closer to the end of this one. i will then have to pick a new one.... Read more

  • On the flip side

    9/23/2014 8:39:39 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Hello, I just wanted to touch base. Let you all know I didn't fall off a cliff. Its tuesday I have worked out twice already this week! Yay. I have been trying to get as much food prep done on weekends as possible. I have been getting coffee ready and making lunches the night before, so that the 6-... Read more

  • Snoopy Dance Time

    9/23/2014 7:31:02 PM, by THINBRANDY2014

    How wonderful that fall has arrived! Here it was just there one day and it has been truly a blessing. My two favorite times of the year are Spring and Fall. With the onset of fall it is time to enjoy saturday's with family and friends cheering for our team( THE CRIMSON TIDE) ... Read more

  • Delicious! Spaghetti squash mixed with marinated artichokes!

    9/23/2014 5:07:27 PM, by CTUPTON

    Spaghetti squash mixed with marinated artichokes! My new eating plan is forcing me to combine foods in different ways, This combination was a great success. I j... Read more

  • Daily Bible Verse 09/23/2014

    9/23/2014 2:58:53 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    Prov 22:4 New International Version Humility and the fear of the Lord bring wealth and honor and life. King James Version "By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life."... Read more

  • You can eat the sprouts on chia pets! Who knew!

    9/23/2014 2:17:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    The article says: And one more note about Chia Pets. Even though Chia seeds are too sticky for conventional sprouting jars, they do sprout very easily when spread out on earthenware. The Mexicans have long made earthenware in the ... Read more

  • Side effects of chia seeds-who knew!

    9/23/2014 2:05:22 PM, by CTUPTON

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    gspot.ca/ I have not had a problem--so far. But I have a tablespoon once every 4 days at most. chris... Read more

  • DAY 57 countdown--chia banana pudding, learning how to save recipes for DAY 1,2,3,4

    9/23/2014 1:52:20 PM, by CTUPTON

    Breakfast:chia seeds, frozen banana, cinnamon, coconut milk. Saved as a group so I can easily enter this on future day ones (of 4). Slowly I am making it easy to follow the 4 day elimination/rotation eating plan. It is working. I am feeling more alert and have fewer food cravings and the scale ... Read more

  • I’m Back, with a New Name

    9/23/2014 11:12:16 AM, by SISYPHUS_CLIMBS

    I decided for my return to SP that I would update my user name to something more inspiring. I’ve always likened my weight loss efforts to the Greek myth of Sisyphus – a deceitful king who repeatedly outsmarted the gods. Zeus finally had him punished by forcing him to roll a large rock up a steep h... Read more

  • Expectations from BLC26

    9/23/2014 7:27:49 AM, by STONECOT

    I have been musing all weekend about what I'm expecting from round 26 of the BLC. I have been doing it, all on the Azure Destinations team, for a whole year now. I have learned over that time, what are and are not realistic expectations. So I'm not going to commit myself to losing 'x' amount of... Read more

  • updated chicken video

    9/22/2014 9:01:46 PM, by IMREITE

    https://www.youtube.com/
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    ded&v=mXk-DtLSozw ... Read more

  • Found a substitute for tapioca! Chia seeds!

    9/22/2014 4:30:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    Apparently I have a food sensitivity to tapioca. I love it. I don't eat it all that often but I would miss it. Chia seeds should be soaked in water or milk to make a gelatin. Pudding can be made from this goo! SP have quite a few... Read more

  • reading

    9/22/2014 2:03:38 PM, by MOODYKEYS

    thought I would look up information on restarting my metabolism at age 60 and older. read quit a few pages on it. it seems I am doing the right things. oh well. then I read up on hormones . took a quiz and it says my results were 50 to 60 % chance I needed to take hormone replace. not sure about tha... Read more

  • New fun classes!

    9/22/2014 1:55:13 PM, by JUDITHROXANA

    I am so happy that I am finally seeing some progress! The Gold's Gym weight loss journal is great! I love that it comes with a calculator and measuring tape. I lost an inch around my waist and over 3 pounds in just 2 weeks! I really love the Cardio Kickboxing class. It is not easy but I l... Read more

  • DAY 58 countdown Buckwheat pancakes, delay shoulder surgery, etc.

    9/22/2014 12:58:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    Buckwheat Pancake makeover fit into my ALCAT eating plan! I have not been having such great meals. So I am now focusing on how to put together more tasty meals within the eating plan. I did a recipe makeover and saved it as DAY 4 Makeover Buckwheat Pancakes. Next time I want to use t... Read more

  • chicken dance

    9/22/2014 12:58:24 AM, by IMREITE

    I got this present for my nieces, aged 5 and 3. They loved it. their parents may get annoyed by it but it is cute. https://search.yahoo.com
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    0ZySkphVnJBBG5fcnNsdAMwB... Read more

  • Sit/ Stand Test

    9/21/2014 6:32:29 PM, by WOLFKITTY

    www.mnn.com/health/fitne
    ss-well-being/stories/this
    -simple-sitting-test-could
    -predict-how-long-you-will-live While I don't agree or appreciate with articles that declare the same results for everyone, like the "within 6 years" likelihood of mortality, I do like that t... Read more

  • It's been...a while.

    9/21/2014 5:39:51 PM, by ELIZEBETH87

    I quit trying. I gave up. I didn't have a good reason. I can't really explain it. I'm lazy. I'm lazy and I don't like change. A lot has changed recently. I've got a new job. I now work full time, and I have to get to work at 7 every morning. However, I work at an amazing company that has m... Read more

  • just because

    9/21/2014 2:15:45 PM, by HEYITSLISA

    Usually I reserve my blogs for when I have something to say, but I just realized it has been a while since my last blog and I should probably do one. I started a new job on Tuesday. It is only going to be part time, but for right now I am working 8-5 every day. After being off work for so lon... Read more

  • Yeah! (A low energy person) I cleaned some clutter from the kitchen counter!

    9/20/2014 10:57:42 AM, by CTUPTON

    Yeah! I cleaned some clutter from the kitchen counter. Usually I find one or 2 things and run to that room to put a couple things away. Needless to say I get tired quickly. Today I used my labeled containers --one for each room. The clutter went into the labeled container. Now it is easy to pu... Read more

  • on the road

    9/20/2014 1:18:44 AM, by IMREITE

    traveling for an out of town wedding... Read more

  • weigh in

    9/19/2014 10:02:08 PM, by IMREITE

    starting 5% challenge tomorrow... Read more

  • DAY 61: What to do with a turnip?-- remember I rarely cook ...

    9/19/2014 5:53:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been reading here at SP about roasting vegetables. I peeled the turnip, cut it into cubes, coated it with olive oil--roasted it in my toaster oven. 400 degrees for 30 min. turning once. Delicious. Now I have cubed beets in the oven. chris ... Read more

  • It's still not too late for me......

    9/19/2014 12:18:48 PM, by MZSHERRIEDEE

    This weight loss journey is not a one size fit all journey. I have to accept, start and do what works best for me. I had to learn that in order to reach my destination, I must stay in my own lane. So many times I have gotten off my path trying to follow someone else's meal plan because they had ... Read more

  • I did not quite understand this before.... oh....

    9/19/2014 8:43:22 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkamerica.com/ ... Read more

  • word of the day

    9/19/2014 8:07:57 AM, by MOODYKEYS

    DONT GIVE UP. KEEP WORKING AT IT NO MATTER HOW MANY PLATEAUS I COME ACROSS. I JUST HAVE TO KEEP TRUCKING. HAVE GREAT DAY AND STICK WITH IT. WE WILL SUCCEED ONE DAY.... Read more

  • Fun at the Big E New England Exposition 2014--here is just a little of the circus

    9/18/2014 9:23:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    Not all of these were exactly what we saw. This is only the circus part of the Big E. There is lots more. ... Read more

  • almost the weekend

    9/18/2014 9:22:11 PM, by IMREITE

    only thursday... Read more

  • Wow. I feel like a zero right now!

    9/18/2014 8:00:37 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    I can't believe tomorrow is Friday and I have only done one work out this week. I have done zero running. I have not tracked one morsel of food. WTF is wrong with me. TOM is a monthly occurrence, what right do I have to act like its the scourge of my existence. Like life needs to be put on hold beca... Read more

  • DAY 62 We were barely back from Cher's pukey melee when some slimey muscle bound but sweet potters

    9/18/2014 4:51:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am supposed to be getting better at following my ALCAT elimination/rotation eating plan. To remember the foods I am not supposed to eat --due to food sensitivities ( not allergies), these are the 2 mnemonics I am using. STOP VICE We were barely back from Cher's pukey melee when some ... Read more

  • FRUSTRATION

    9/18/2014 10:40:34 AM, by HEALTHIER-VICKI

    We're doing a bit of struggling right now over menu planning with what groceries we have. Being on a very tight budget, there is no extra money to go out and buy more groceries. Not until the first of the month. So Bob is getting... Read more

  • Thank you all!

    9/18/2014 7:53:24 AM, by ELLAPOOR

    Yes I think I do need to change things up. Yes is getting cooling so I can walk more then I already do. I can get the kids outside more too. Oh yes I do too need to stay away from sugar. I will take of you advice and get in going. Thank you all.... Read more

  • A bad day for nutrition, good night prepping lunch

    9/17/2014 10:14:45 PM, by THINBRANDY2014

    So I did not do well today with my nutritional portions. Drank two regular sodas, and had to many carbs thanks to the tortilla I had at lunch. So this evening I did some rework and study. I made a stir fry for tomorrow. I posted the recipe on here under Turkey Cutlet Stir Fry. I know it smelled... Read more

  • Such a ROUGH day for me and my kiddo!

    9/17/2014 3:07:06 PM, by GMINYARD

    So I had an extremely difficult morning with one of my daughters. I have been working out of town A LOT (5 weeks was my last stint) and I think that every one of my daughters are dealing with it in a different manner. One of them, has gained a substantial amount of weight. This both terrifies me and... Read more

  • Sad and mad at myself!!

    9/17/2014 8:50:49 AM, by ELLAPOOR

    I am still walking but for some reason I have not been doing what I need to to lose weight. I cannot blame anyone but me I know I can do this I just need to get back on track. I just want to cry but why I am doing this to myself so it is time to do this from this time forward. I have good people ... Read more

  • Hunger

    9/17/2014 12:35:31 AM, by IMREITE

    We all have hunger and not just for food. We have other physical hungers (activity and sleep), but also spiritual, mental and emotional hungers that need to be taken care of for us to live and be happy. Unfortunatly most of us focus on the phsical and when we feel a hunger, we tend to feed it with ... Read more

  • Re-do, Re-tool, Re-make, Re-evaluate: Whatever you call it; it is started.

    9/16/2014 9:15:12 PM, by THINBRANDY2014

    So for the last few days I have been a complete personal evaluation. Today was a day of reckoning. I did some serious thinking and reading. So I re-ordered my goals and changed several on my page. Hoping to kick myself into high gear and really lose some of this weight. I really want to do thi... Read more

  • HEALTHIER CHANGES

    9/16/2014 5:32:32 PM, by HEALTHIER-VICKI

    So far everything has gone well with our new eating plan. We've stayed within 25 calories of our target number allowed and we've been way under the 2000 grams of sodium each day. We've started eating breakfast every morning and we ... Read more

  • Moved More Yesterday

    9/16/2014 9:01:55 AM, by ZAKIYAROX1

    Walked close to half of my 10k steps yesterday. Did 20 minutes of movement during physical therapy. I must remember to track as I go, including food that I consume.... Read more

  • My Mnemonic attempts

    9/15/2014 9:45:46 PM, by CTUPTON

    Bart blackened Cherry's cumbersome grandmother's melon peeler because some lame muscled retard pared the sweaty pots. or We were barely back from Cher's pukey groupy melee when some slimey muscle bound but sweet potters arrived. 12 foods I'd like to remember to eat only very rar... Read more

  • The book WILD by Cheryl Strayed

    9/15/2014 9:12:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    Thank you to a fellow sparker! You suggested this book. I am in the middle of reading it.It is a very good read. But I am such a wimp. I never would have put up with the pain this woman endured. I did a 26 mile walk once (long ago) and I did everything I could to keep from getting blisters. I even ... Read more

  • A nice surprise at the chiropractor's!

    9/15/2014 5:40:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    At the end of the session today, Dr." I" asked me to raise my arm. Low and behold, I was able to raise it pretty high! This is the arm needing a shoulder replacement in November. He has been treating me with several different electric machines and with hands on stretching and breaking of ad... Read more

  • Calling all Mnemonic lovers

    9/15/2014 4:37:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    STOP VICE helps me remember the foods I am severely sensitive to. string beans, tapioca, onions, peanuts, vanilla, and carob I have no way to remember the following foods. I am moderately sensitive to these. (not allergic just they are food sensitivities) I feel fatigued and have brain ... Read more

  • Hiding=Stuffing

    9/15/2014 1:34:14 PM, by HARTMOM7

    Okay, I recognize this feeling. I want to hide. In the past, I would watch TV and graze to hide from it. Not today. I will work through it both physically and emotionally. DIG deep= D. eliberate choices I. nspiration G. et Going Also, FYI, popcorn is like a gateway drug to overind... Read more

  • Fall coming, house cleaning, and where did my summer go

    9/15/2014 11:42:18 AM, by THINBRANDY2014

    I have been so busy the last month. I have no idea where the time went. So much new stuff going on at work and it has taken up a lot of extra time. I took today off to do some serious house cleaning, seeing as how we just installed our new carpet. As I sat in my recliner gathering myself for the ... Read more

  • trying again

    9/15/2014 11:31:24 AM, by JUDY_GIRL1969

    I haven't been even trying lately. I came to the conclusion that I am never going to lose weight or get fit. I'm 45 years old, now, and still obese and unfit. But thanks to sparkpeople and the blogs, here, I am trying again. I know I was never strict with myself, before. I would drink dr. peppers an... Read more

  • half way thro the month

    9/15/2014 11:27:33 AM, by MOODYKEYS

    This month is not going my way. stuck back on another plateau. I try everything to get it to move but nothing seems to work. change eating, change exercise. what do I do to help this along. I am too old to do some of the extreme exercises so I have to do what I can do. lately I just want to fall bac... Read more

  • Here, and not here.

    9/15/2014 11:24:58 AM, by SIRENNEA

    So my last blog was on getting a schedule going for my crazy life and for trigger foods and situations. It's been hit and miss for me here on Spark. Its only been a few days, but here's an update: The alarms for bed time and wake up times are keeping me on track. Yay! The trigger food... Read more

  • Sunday...

    9/15/2014 12:53:09 AM, by ASYREETA

    Taking it easy.... Read more

  • next

    9/14/2014 9:31:31 PM, by IMREITE

    time to get more stuff of my list.... Read more

  • sciatica from bulging disc vs piriformis syndrome--oh!

    9/14/2014 9:54:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am learning! There is a difference between pain from a bulging disc in the lower back and the piriformis syndrome. Apparently, my chiropractor is treating me for the bulging disc. He wants me to bend backward while resting my hands on the kitchen counter. I poked around the internet an... Read more

  • warm enough

    9/13/2014 9:32:17 PM, by IMREITE

    Got the east side of the house pained. we are all done except fot some of the window trim and facia. but the big part is done... Read more

  • Whole30 You spin me right round

    9/13/2014 7:50:27 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Well, I am back to the daily grind. Plenty of windshield time. I did manage to cram in 4 work outs this week, YAY! I finally picked up "It Starts with Food" from the library. They didn't have it and had to order it, I feel special for bringing Whole30 to my library. So in reflection of my Whole... Read more

  • sciatica pictures

    9/13/2014 7:05:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    exercise to help ... Read more

  • Week 2 almost Done...

    9/13/2014 3:40:26 PM, by DELTAGAL65

    In two days, I will have been on phase 1 of my 82 week journey. I feel great. So far down 14.5 pounds and off my blood pressure meds with a reading of 129/71. I am exercising and moving as much as my ankle allows and getting all 160 oz (and more) of water in. Recently a friend talked me into... Read more

  • Habits of the rich vs habits of the poor

    9/13/2014 2:55:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    DividerV2 1. 70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food calories per day. 97% of poor people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day. 23% of wealthy gamble. 52% of poor people gamble. 2. 80% of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12% of the poor d... Read more

  • Use charcoal as a house deodorizer!

    9/13/2014 2:49:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    Note: not the self starter charcoal ! SEE LINK BELOW FOR EXACT INFO. •Simply lay a few out in a metal tray. •Sew pouches for them or use an old sock, then hang them in inconspicuous areas. •Line a basket with foil or plastic and lay the briquettes inside. •Set them out on a tray on a shelf ... Read more

  • Sciatica

    9/13/2014 11:57:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    A chiropractor is helping me. He did some tailbone/spine adjustments and gave me an exercise. I am supposed to back up to the kitchen counter with my arms on the counter. Then lean back to get the pressure off the nerves near the vertebrae. I do lots of stretching in a warm water therapy pool too. I... Read more

  • Fall is now here

    9/12/2014 9:09:53 PM, by IMREITE

    it has been cool ant rainy. normally it is in the 70's. this weekend it will ne the 50's.... Read more

  • Taking it one day at a time!

    9/12/2014 2:14:36 PM, by ASYREETA

    That's all you can do. One day at a time.... Read more

  • Thank you!

    9/12/2014 7:49:18 AM, by ELLAPOOR

    I will start doing want has worked for each of you. Thank each and everyone of you for you advise. It will get better and better each day I know it will.... Read more

  • I wish I could develop this habit!

    9/12/2014 12:13:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    3. Do an end-of-day and end-of-week cleanup. When you’re nearing the end of each workday, take a few minutes to put everything back and think about what you’ll need first thing tomorrow. Arriving to find a clean desk makes it easy to get started on tasks without feeling overwhelmed. Similarly, ... Read more

  • Reflecting...

    9/11/2014 3:41:46 PM, by RKTHETEXGAL

    Hey y'all! Today as I sit here, reflecting on the events 13 years ago, its difficult even now, to understand, to believe something so horrific like that really could happen. It is difficult for me, for many, when we remember that fateful morning. I was emotional anyway that day...I was 9 months p... Read more

  • Fell Behind In Tracking, Did So Much Better with Moving More.

    9/11/2014 11:14:33 AM, by ZAKIYAROX1

    Whew! I forgot to use my trackers for the past six days however, I walked close to 18,000 steps. No, not the five miles or 10k steps a day however, I need to be more realistic. I need to remember I am overcoming an injury one impact of which is a return of Achielles Tendonitis which makes each and ... Read more

  • Over eating at dinner time!!

    9/11/2014 8:01:20 AM, by ELLAPOOR

    Does anyone have any advise about not over eating at dinner time. I walk and try to do out things to keep my mind off of it.... Read more

  • Depression: Why does it stop us?

    9/11/2014 2:19:48 AM, by LARENTA

    Earlier today I was talking on the phone with my best friend. We were catching on with her things and mine and suddenly we start talking about another friend of ours whom we haven't seen for a while. You see, the three of us are inseparable, but time and responsibilities have made it difficult to ... Read more

  • Leadership

    9/11/2014 1:01:46 AM, by IMREITE

    i found this on a website and wanted to share it With the right resources, politicking or posturing, anyone can be a leader. Right? WRONG we need to redefine the meaning of leadership. It’s not about attaining the highest title or position, but about attaining skills such as compassion, ... Read more

  • Minneapolis / Concert Stuff

    9/11/2014 12:56:15 AM, by FIREFLY-THT-WAS

    Unfortunately my camera does not enjoy low light shooting from a distance so my pics of the singer himself are not fantastic. I am going to play with them a bit in my photo editing program and see if I can make them a bit clearer. The show was very exciting though! I always like a performer mor... Read more

  • SP The 60 second Daily Check in---OH!

    9/10/2014 11:12:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/blog
    /blog.asp?post=announcing_
    the_launch_of_sparkamerica Here is the reasoning behind the streamlined START page for SPARK AMERICA. 2. The 60-Second Daily Check-In A new program we are launc... Read more

  • week getting easier

    9/10/2014 9:21:40 PM, by IMREITE

    closer to weekend. did not do well with mind ful snacking. ut have a couple more days ledt this week to do better.... Read more

  • One hour a month to be prepared for emergencies. I just got this in an email

    9/10/2014 7:38:37 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.emd.wa.gov/preparedn
    ess/documents/2011_PIY_Boo
    klet.pdf ... Read more

  • Day 70 (from 90) learnig to save "Makeover" recipes

    9/10/2014 7:35:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    In the Nutrition Tracker, I just saved a recipe: Makeover: Day 1 Vegetable Soup with Beef It was an original SP recipe, but I had to eliminate 2 things and change them to veggies I was supposed to eat on Day 1. Now I can easily put that in my Nutrition tracker. T... Read more

  • Low carb recipe for soup

    9/10/2014 6:25:01 PM, by CTUPTON

    recipes.sparkpeople.com/
    recipe-detail.asp?recipe=5
    62673 I went looking for Italian Wedding Soup. I found a couple of good recipes in SP for that soup. Also I ran across the recipe I linked to. It has sausage. chris... Read more

  • Packages

    9/10/2014 1:42:37 PM, by LUCKYLISA12002

    My wedding invites will arrive today! Can't wait :) Day off today woohoo.... Read more

  • Shame and Boundaries

    9/10/2014 11:54:18 AM, by HARTMOM7

    Okay, I had a BIG a-ha this morning and the things I learned have had a big impact on my emotional eating and I want to remember that I need to work on them so.... I was abused as a child. It left me fuzzy about boundaries, and without boundaries I can't keep people from hurting me so I've got... Read more

  • Addicted to human life

    9/10/2014 11:15:35 AM, by IAMNOLA

    I recently read a quote about relationships are often much like addiction, your body and mind all have to "kick" the habit when a love is lost. I never have been addicted to drugs, alcohol, etc. but I have been addicted to food my whole life. Using it to numb me, excite me, kill the dread, hel... Read more

  • Good day!

    9/10/2014 10:46:05 AM, by ASYREETA

    Today was a good day!... Read more

  • What Promises Mean

    9/10/2014 1:58:51 AM, by LARENTA

    I have always been the kind of person who says yes to others when they need a favor or anything from me, but especially, I will always keep my promises to everyone. But there's always been this one thing. I would never keep the promises I did to myself. I became really good at boycotting myself a... Read more

  • Crazy Times!

    9/10/2014 12:47:42 AM, by BRENNA84

    I was going to get surgery for my knee, with cameras to see all the damage in my knees. But I went to a dance workshop, and my so-called cystic acne bup, turned into a boil like MRSA. I have to wait until it heals all the way to have knee surgery. I am taking it slow with exercise. I have... Read more

  • Taking time to take care of me is paying off

    9/9/2014 11:39:54 PM, by HARTMOM7

    Got on the scales this morning and I had dropped another 5 pounds! It was a nice boost after my emotional disillusionment last night. Back on with the Challenge. I am however very stressed about the prospect of marriage counseling starting next week. I just don't see how it will be safe to tal... Read more

  • things that make you go hmmmm...

    9/9/2014 9:13:54 PM, by HEYITSLISA

    ... Read more

  • 2 miles and it was uphill both ways!

    9/9/2014 8:24:44 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    I don't know what happened but I did the first mile like I have for the past two runs then I turned around to head back up the hill and I zoned out. I didn't realize I was still running till I was a stones throw from the top. I actually thought about something else besides stopping. Who knew it doe... Read more

  • Daily Bible Verse 09/09/2014

    9/9/2014 5:01:05 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    Job 22:21 New International Version Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you. King James Version Acquaint now thyself with God, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.... Read more

  • Day 72,71 from 90 Countdown

    9/9/2014 4:53:27 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have 3 months to comply with a new eating plan. It is hard changing eating habits. Mostly it is having the right stuff in the house. Yesterday was "Day 3" -- I can't remember! Probable I was "winging it." Today is "Day 4" of a 4 day rotation/elimination eating plan. Breakfast and lun... Read more

  • Also This

    9/9/2014 1:30:39 PM, by FIREFLY-THT-WAS

    Congrats to Marin Cillic for winning the US OPEN!!! The lowest seed to win since 2002! ... Read more

  • Two Days Off

    9/9/2014 1:28:56 PM, by FIREFLY-THT-WAS

    So, I have the next two days off because The Husband and I are going to a concert in Minneapolis tomorrow night. This presents what I call a Somewhat Challenge. I have to accept that I'm going to have some, but not total, control over what my eating options are while we're gone. I usually do f... Read more

  • Get a schedule already! / Trigger food/situational abstinence.

    9/9/2014 12:53:57 PM, by SIRENNEA

    Journal today is 2-fold. First off I want to talk about the need for me to get on a darn schedule! Why am I still screwing around with this??? I need to treat my daily life like job or I get ZERO done it seems! I need structure and I KNOW IT, so why aren't I doing it? What's the problem??? ... Read more

  • Blessed

    9/9/2014 9:37:22 AM, by ASYREETA

    And thankful!... Read more

  • TV Problem... Solved???

    9/9/2014 12:30:42 AM, by LARENTA

    So, yeah, I have a tv problem. Not so much as watching shows, but watching movies. I love movies and I have a small addiction to netflix and How I Met Your Mother (which is a tv show, but I watch mostly movies). But something was different today. I actually moved while I watched three consecutiv... Read more

  • Challenge vs Competition

    9/9/2014 12:20:20 AM, by HARTMOM7

    I have thoroughly enjoyed the health challenge this week but the laser just posted a "board" of how we all rank both on points earned & %of weight lost. I am in 2 ND place on weight last & 18 points behind on points. I find myself having a very negative reaction to the comparison... Like it robs the... Read more

  • Its Monday...

    9/8/2014 5:34:20 PM, by RKTHETEXGAL

    My goodness its been a day! So much running around and catching up on errands, dropping off and picking up my child at school...I am worn to a frazzle! I did manage to get a good treadmill workout in, amongst all my crazy day stuff. Thank goodness. It helped me decompress a little before the oth... Read more

  • Start # 9,999,999,999,999?

    9/8/2014 12:46:20 PM, by SIRENNEA

    Hhahaha! Well at least I am back again right? That's all that matters! I keep trying! Last week went a little crazy with me offering a friend help in moving. What I thought was going to be a day, maybe two, turned into an all week event with us finally moving her last box into her new place on ... Read more

  • Accountability

    9/8/2014 11:35:27 AM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    So yesterday could not drag my arse out of bed b4 8am did run but only because I announced on here that I was going to do it. so thanks for holding me to it. I had tried to blog last night but the site was just to busy to accommodate me. here are some residual random musings Trifecta of wei... Read more

  • Today's. "Note from the UNIVERSE" to me.

    9/8/2014 11:08:18 AM, by CTUPTON

    Hey, CHRISTINE, what if, instead of waiting for everything to be perfect, we start living your dreams this week, to any degree we can? Ooh-ooh-ooh! The Universe ... Read more

  • crunch challenge - week 1

    9/8/2014 1:07:01 AM, by IMREITE

    slmost forgot a couple times but i keep it on my list do i see it each night before bed and take the time to do it. i sturggled with 45. i spile it into 20 and then did 25 about 10 minutes later. tomorrow is 50 and i will probably will split it to 2 sets of 25.... Read more

  • Benchmark 59:30 5k - Aloha

    9/7/2014 11:17:09 PM, by WOLFKITTY

    Me (orange) with Newsgirl2177. (not pictured- BEFIT_WITHGUSTO or Newsgirl's awesome husband who took our picture. ) I have been inactive and I felt it. I'... Read more

  • One week Health Challenge results

    9/7/2014 9:37:58 PM, by HARTMOM7

    Today marks one week of doing the Health Challenge with friends. I have lost 6.4 pounds and 2 inches. Not bad. I will have Sunday be my "sugar" day as I can bake a treat for the family and have it be part of our family time. Also, it will be a portion controller. I find the new "Goal Board ... Read more

  • THE Wedding Dress (With Photos)

    9/7/2014 8:17:20 PM, by LUCKYLISA12002

    I have finally gotten a free moment to get back on to Sparkpeople! It's been a few days and I really have missed logging on each day. Work has taken up a big chunk of time but I'm just happy to be working! I've been busy working, wedding planning, exercising, and taking care of my uncle. On my day o... Read more

  • Eggless Lemon Pie with a whipped topping

    9/7/2014 6:28:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    I love lemon meringue pie but the eggs bother me. One more reason was my new eating plan. I went looking for this because my eating plan does not have eggs and lemons listed for the same day. Obsessive, I know. Sometimes I get this way. sometimes not at all! chris See the link at the botto... Read more

  • summer 2015

    9/7/2014 6:02:50 PM, by NEKEL16

    This Saturday coming I all be ru... Read more