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  • Day 1: Dr. Fuhrman

    8/30/2016 12:09:00 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    I'm very excited today. I've been cooking for most of the day. Lots of chopping fruits and veggies and making things. I've been rereading my Dr. Fuhrman books and bought lots of greeny leaf veggies for my week. My plan is to eat his style for the month. This is what I've had for the day. ... Read more

  • Post nights blues

    8/29/2016 8:02:28 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Usually the day I finish my nights is spent sleeping and watching TV. Finished my nights yesterday and I felt lousy with aches and pains and a pounding headache. Instead if logging around and feeling sorry for myself I got my husband to drop me off 3 miles from home (he was on his way to work hi... Read more

  • Headaches and walks

    8/29/2016 11:33:28 AM, by SANSANDY1

    So glad this set if nights are over. Not managed much sleep as neighbours doing DIY. I've got a banging headache and full of aches and pains. Going to go for a walk to hopefully clear my head, ease my aches and pains and hopefully get a good and restful sleep to night... Read more

  • tracking

    8/29/2016 10:57:19 AM, by GLENDAK72

    well I weighed in 2 days ago at 366.5 and my last WI was 8/17 at 373 as I looked back over my journey I thought what have I been doing this time that has helped me lose then I have been doing. I figured it out... I have tracked everything!!!! I do mean everything if I just take a drink or a bite I f... Read more

  • When I get stuck, it is usually one thing stopping me.

    8/28/2016 11:00:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    Lately, I have had to make many decisions about our big move to Buffalo from Connecticut. A couple of things I was stuck doing and I just could not move past them' -making a budget that I'd stick to. -actually putting the move in motion Both are now accomplished! Yeah! 104 521 ... Read more

  • Sabotage

    8/28/2016 10:48:53 AM, by SANSANDY1

    I managed to sabotage my own sabotage attempt yesterday. I planned to walk to work before my night shift to increase my steps as we are quite tranquil at the moment at work thankfully. This of course meant I needed to leave for work earlier than usual. My plan was also to get to work early do I c... Read more

  • My engine starting up!

    8/27/2016 2:44:42 PM, by PASTORSHA

    Today I will look at my new CD Thai Chi and plan my week goal. It means a lot when someone cares enough to send a little comment or respond to your blog. Just like I have received a encouraging word I believe there is someone else who needs a word. I will seek one out and pass it on. 30... Read more

  • Still learning

    8/27/2016 2:37:47 PM, by HLANIER4

    So, I'm a perpetual dieter. I go up and down so much I feel like a plane. Well, I want this time to be the last time I start again on this journey. When I'm on it, I'm on it. But, when I fall I always fall back into bad habits. Well, we eat out a lot and one of the things I'm trying to learn to d... Read more

  • Day 5/365

    8/27/2016 8:15:06 AM, by KORIS_MAMA

    So last night I wrote out my blog for day five, got finished and of course it refused to save lol. Day 5 went good, I had my dreaded dr appointment. I have literally been losing sleep over this appointment. All the dread was for nothing it actually went good. I passed my glucose test so no diabete... Read more

  • Always be vigilant

    8/26/2016 8:29:44 PM, by SCRAPPYGAL1

    Every where I go there is candy. There are chips. There is pizza. There are submarine sandwiches from the local deli. ICED CREAM! I dropped in to the dollar store to pick up a couple things and the whole time I was there I kept reminding myself that I don't need a pre-packaged brownie cooked with ... Read more

  • Honey filled bandage patches work!

    8/26/2016 3:48:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    A good friend just told me about this. She was given "bandaids" or patches with honey inside. Wow! Who wudda thunk it! chris cid.oxfordjournals.org/conte
    nt/46/11/1677.full ... Read more

  • I might be moved by Nov. 1st!

    8/26/2016 1:39:27 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is so scary to me. Because of it, our house has 3 very nervous, anxious people in it right now! I am responsible for the move, of course, so I am anxious. DH is feeling bad because we will be quite far from his family. And DD is stressed because she won't have her Mom and Dad's house to live in... Read more

  • Hebron Fair, CT Sept. 8-11th

    8/26/2016 1:19:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.hebronharvestfair.org/ Dock Dogs is my favorite part of this fair. https://dockdogs.com/ Sorry, this link takes you to a search engine. I don't know why. So click on one of the results of the search engine, please. https://dockdogs.com/ chris... Read more

  • Need some Motivation Here!!

    8/26/2016 1:04:45 PM, by PASTORSHA

    Help, I don't know what's wrong but it just seems I can't get going. Is there something I am missing or not thinking. I got a Tai Chi DVD and have not even unwrapped it yet. I just look at it. I get no SP responses from reaching out. So who is out there that can get an old girl of 64yrs going in the... Read more

  • Treated Myself

    8/26/2016 11:53:21 AM, by SANSANDY1

    Treated myself today to a haircut and a new colour.... Read more

  • Day 4/365

    8/25/2016 6:31:54 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Todays positive is thats its almost over ... the end lol... Read more

  • Yarn Bombs

    8/25/2016 12:47:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    Apparently yarn bombing happens all over the world. I have seen a tiny example in a nearby town , near an art museum. This weekend we are planning on visiting Torrington, Ct which has been yarn bombed. www.bing.com/images/search?q=I
    nternation... Read more

  • Day 3/365

    8/25/2016 9:10:17 AM, by KORIS_MAMA

    I didn't get a chance to blog day 3 last night, I was as normal exhausted lol. I had a busy day and by the time I got home was just done with the computer/tablets for the day lol. Yesterday was an alright day although I didn't get to do anything that I intended to. The water was a huge fail, but... Read more

  • Doesn't feel like exercise

    8/24/2016 7:14:47 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Getting out in the sun and spending precious time with my hubby and the bonus was getting 12000+ steps done... Read more

  • Feeling much better

    8/24/2016 1:51:35 PM, by SCRAPPYGAL1

    Spending Sunday on meal-prep has really enhanced the quality of my week. In the mornings all I have to do is pack...breakfast, lunch and snack are already done and waiting for me. The food is WAY better than what I can buy...and it's real. My main goal, which I thought would take weeks to achi... Read more

  • Day 2/365

    8/23/2016 8:29:22 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Well today was better. I still overate way to much for supper but I did no snacking and up until supper I did really well. All in all I will consider that a win. I was active again today getting things organized around here. When ur surrounded with chaos its natural that u would feel that way to. B... Read more

  • Some people knit, some people search online about knitting.

    8/23/2016 7:19:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    Me? Nope. I don't knit but DD does. In her honor: honest, my Mom made me this eons ago! Sorry about this one. We now have at least 100 different colored balls of yarn in the living room. It seems to be multiplying like coat hangers! c... Read more

  • Day 1/365

    8/22/2016 6:17:22 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Well today was a total fail. I let a cake into the house and it called my name until I caved. It shows me that I am still so far from where I was and I have a lot of work to do. I am going to have to implement a junk food ban on the house. I will also write out my grocery list before shopping and... Read more

  • Gratitude!

    8/22/2016 6:04:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    A year ago I was running back and forth from 2 hospitals for hubby and for our daughter. I am very, very grateful they are both here and doing very well! chris... Read more

  • This is getting ready to go down

    8/22/2016 5:50:34 PM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    Meatloaf and a small potato cooked in Pam cooking spray. Trying to find balance, in my not so balanced life. :) 339 calories for the plate, I'll take it.... Read more

  • Oops, I did it again...

    8/22/2016 1:41:32 PM, by JEM2929

    Yep, I fell off the wagon. Nothing new here. It seems to be my jam. The last time I was here I had just welcomed 2 cats and a dog into my home and it has taken me months to feel like I'm not losing my mind... myself. I got on the scale and the news wasn't good. I'm really terrified that I... Read more

  • SO frustrated

    8/22/2016 12:24:46 PM, by SCRAPPYGAL1

    Well, here we are again. Since the end of January I've added back 20 of the pounds I had lost. I sure wish I knew why taking care of myself is so dang hard. The good news is that I got fed up this weekend. It's like I start from scratch every time. Saturday I spent nearly the entire day reading... Read more

  • Getting back on track

    8/21/2016 9:23:28 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Well I have spent a lot of time on spark over the past week. I however haven't began trying to change any habits. Tomorrow is my start day ! I can't plan to lose weight for 10.5 more weeks, but I can start to be accountable, aim to maintain ( the dr wanted me to gain no weight at all .... I am in f... Read more

  • Rainy Sunday

    8/21/2016 2:30:21 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Today my mood matches the weather. Miserable. Was very tempted to let my emotions rule my food choices but realised that I'd end up even more miserable if I did this. I've had two weeks off the gym as I've had pyelonephritis which wiped me out. Today was the day I'd planned to go back to the gy... Read more

  • DD's latest knitting project--a hat like you've never seen before!

    8/20/2016 11:40:41 AM, by CTUPTON

    Yes, it is a hat!... Read more

  • Biewer Yorkie Terrier--and no barking!

    8/19/2016 12:07:33 PM, by CTUPTON

    Mostly she did not bark. And if she did, it was quiet. Not at all aggravating. 338 chris... Read more

  • magnesium can cause drowsiness????

    8/19/2016 11:55:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    "One of the most common side effects associated with magnesium supplements is drowsiness." www.livestrong.com/article/487
    587-magnesium-supplements-
    drowsiness/ I have definitely had more energy in the last 2 weeks. I went through these thoughts: -I was busy in Buffalo doing t... Read more

  • Biewer Yorkie Terrier

    8/18/2016 10:20:55 PM, by CTUPTON

    A friend had the cutest doggie. I hope I have the correct breed. This is an internet picture, not the dog I actually saw. The little dog, Pipa, played and played for hours. She made us pay attention to her and would nudge us if someone did not through her ball to fetch. She was a bundle o... Read more

  • Blessings to everyone who reads this....

    8/18/2016 10:08:14 AM, by LAGIRL0547

    I asked God for these three things: - To bless you - To guide you - To ALWAYS protect you Send this to who you want God to Bless, ... Read more

  • Internet search about "Why not?"

    8/17/2016 12:13:47 PM, by CTUPTON

    I used to make up stuff in my bio all the time, that I used to be a professional ice-skater and stuff like that. I found it so inspirational. Why not make myself cooler than I am? Stephen Colbert Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quo
    tes/keywords/why_not_2.html Let's se... Read more

  • Love Your Body Pledge on the 50+ team

    8/17/2016 9:29:29 AM, by CTUPTON

    I made the pledge again. I needed that! chris www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/
    team_messageboard_thread.a
    sp?board=906x11534x55575409... Read more

  • I'd also like to see updated emoticons! We deserve this.

    8/17/2016 8:49:06 AM, by CTUPTON

    272 32 204 For "video" I had to use the old fashioned film emoticon. I can't stand using the emoticon head shot of someone looking in a mirror! Ugleee! Many, many of the emoticons are very outdated! Couldn't we have a new set of emoticons??? Spread the word on the tec... Read more

  • I'd like to see videos of people eating healthy.

    8/17/2016 8:39:40 AM, by CTUPTON

    Visuals41 of people help me way more than cute sayings. 24 I put up photos of my counselor and my doctor. This DID STOP 227 me from chowing down 29 at my computer desk. 17 I have at least 20 typed labels around my computer desk. They DO NOTHING 15 24 to make me stop and think about... Read more

  • 18 lbs LOST

    8/16/2016 1:37:34 PM, by PRINCESS601

    Well, I think I finally got it with this weight loss game. LOL I lost 18 lbs and my Dr couldnt be happier. My blood pressure is finally down to a normal level.. I am bursting at the seams with all this good news. The Dr said I am in great shape for my age. I have only 30 lbs to go to reach 199 ... Read more

  • Goals

    8/16/2016 11:57:39 AM, by HLANIER4

    Sometimes I feel "overgoaled". As part of my performance growth I'm to come up with goals for the year. Jeez, it's so much more difficult than I thought it would be. As I travel down the road to life I'm constantly having to come up with goals for various things, such as: finances, my family, my we... Read more

  • Break Time Is Over

    8/16/2016 12:43:05 AM, by WADLEY2013

    I have returned to work, since being off 6 weeks to recover from hysterectomy. I am released to do everything. Yay! Now, I have been back at it for a week already. Yet, I am finding it hard to get into the swing of things with my food and excercise. Nasty habit I picked back up while out on leave... Read more

  • Another way to buy a week of nutritious prepared meals.

    8/15/2016 6:10:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is not an ad. It is just FYI. I visited the Buffalo area and someone showed me this business. We saw the "store." It was run by a couple of muscley men and a woman. I don't know if those were the only workers. they give you a list of meals available for the week. My friend was very in... Read more

  • PMDD

    8/15/2016 5:52:05 PM, by REDHAWK17

    a severe form of PMS. I believe I have it according to what I've read. That's why the middle of the month I get so tired and have cramps and no energy at all.... Read more

  • Trying something New

    8/15/2016 1:34:21 PM, by PASTORSHA

    I just bought a Tai Chi for beginners DVD. I am going to try something new to get me moving since I dont like excercising anyway LOL! But I have been interested in doing stretches and the moves that they be doing with Tai Chi. So let see what happens. 30... Read more

  • Renting out our condo? Till the market picks up.

    8/14/2016 5:26:27 PM, by CTUPTON

    Two condos in our complex just dropped their prices. It is upsetting to me. DH's nephew was here to put in our bathroom flooring. He seriously suggested I rent out our condo till the market picked up. to me this is a headache. But I might be forced to do this. I am also considering re... Read more

  • I might play a joke on DD...

    8/14/2016 3:03:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    My daughter just bought eggs. Hmmm..... chris... Read more

  • Surely fall is coming

    8/13/2016 2:39:09 PM, by HLANIER4

    I love fall. And I mean I love everything about Fall. I'm looking forward to fall, but as I've found with school starting back it's harder to stay on track. I love watching football and eating junk, while drinking a beer or two. But, this is one way I've landed where I am on the scale. My fall com... Read more

  • Weight Loss

    8/12/2016 11:44:31 PM, by REDHAWK17

    It seems if I do some type of cardio everyday I can lose weight or maintain it... Read more

  • When a Roomba meets a pile of dooggie poop at 1:30 am.

    8/12/2016 4:29:27 PM, by CTUPTON

    The machine was stopped only because a child woke up in the middle of the night. www.scarymommy.com/roomba-me
    ets-pile-of-poop-jesse-new
    ton/?utm_source=FB I have 2 cats now. No robot room vacuum for me! chris... Read more

  • Not ready for that kind of commitment

    8/12/2016 10:19:29 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • wow...

    8/11/2016 1:21:57 PM, by GLENDAK72

    so I don't usually get on the computer to get on my spark people I usually just do it on my phone app, but yesterday I got on the computer and I love it, it reminds me of fb or MySpace or something I really love the changes!! however I wish I could find my teams on the mobile app on my phone....anyo... Read more

  • Sinus

    8/11/2016 12:52:31 PM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    Woke up with massive sinus pressure... Read more

  • Not sure why...

    8/10/2016 4:49:10 PM, by BSWIFE01

    I wish I knew what keeps knocking me off my horse. It is a very forgiving horse seeing as to how it gives me a chance to get back up there time and again. Quite honestly I would like to just stay up there though this time. Learn a few tricks, jumps, and maybe even end up feeling good about myself!... Read more

  • Motivation

    8/10/2016 11:12:41 AM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    I'm in the process of finding the motivation I need to start exercising again.... Read more

  • Back from house hunting near Buffalo, NY.

    8/10/2016 9:59:07 AM, by CTUPTON

    I had a great week. 334 My brother is so wonderful for having me in his "hotel." His upstairs is like a private suite! I am very, very lucky. What a blessing . For a whole week I could just focus on seeing family and looking at various types of living situations. The weather cooperated--in f... Read more

  • Hello

    8/9/2016 10:05:30 PM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    Stepped away for awhile, I had zero motivation to do anything. Started my own Scentsy business and been dealing with migraines.... Read more

  • GOALS

    8/9/2016 8:27:52 AM, by GLENDAK72

    well I have done well reaching my step goals of 1000, actually have went over not a lot but over is over! I know that doesn't sound like a lot but before physical therapy I wasn't even able to do 300 steps a day, so I set a goal 300,500,700 & finally 1000! Now I have done 1000 for 30 days so startin... Read more

  • awwww!!!

    8/8/2016 11:52:53 AM, by GLENDAK72

    so yeah, it's Monday new week new goals, did pretty good last week I'm trying to stay off the scale for a bit because I want to feel better and when I get in the scale and it doesn't say whet I think it should I get upset when I know I been doing everything right!! so y'all have an amazing week and ... Read more

  • Staying the course

    8/7/2016 7:53:30 AM, by HLANIER4

    Some days I want to give up and go back to what's comfortable. It's so difficult to constantly feel like I'm being forced to make changes, but these are forced changes from within. I've been here before, but I always stumble, fall, stumble more, and fail. I stumbled in a big fashion on Friday, b... Read more

  • Thursday

    8/4/2016 9:13:03 AM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    Today's #workout will consist of : Wii Fit U & Kettlebell training. Yesterday was a rest day for me.... Read more

  • not smoking (agian)

    8/3/2016 4:24:24 PM, by GLENDAK72

    so am trying to stop smoking I have done really good today, even though I have had the urge to eat everything I have not done it!! I bought me some hard candy and I've been using that , yes I'm tracking that also even though I feel like I am eating everything in site I have stayed on track and in my... Read more

  • Viewing various housing possibilities near family

    8/3/2016 2:19:49 PM, by CTUPTON

    A huge range of possibilities! Money will be the deciding factor as usual. If I rent, I could move us both and sell or finish up selling the CT condo. I would have hubby already moved and settled. If the rent is reasonable and the condo seems quickly salable. If. ! 2 manufactured homes were both p... Read more

  • Wednesday

    8/3/2016 11:23:22 AM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    Looks like it is going to be a rainy day outside. Thankfully I'm able to exercise indoors.... Read more

  • A lot has happened

    8/2/2016 11:53:50 AM, by VICKILOWE

    247 A lot has happened since the last time I was on here. On October 30 2016 I had a full hysterectomy due to the possibility of cancer (lucky for me it wasn't), October 31 2016 I went home and slept on the couch due to fear of not being able to get up. On November 1 2016 I was picked up by EMSA d... Read more

  • Tuesday

    8/2/2016 10:51:15 AM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    Good Morning! I had a wonderful birthday yesterday. Thank you for wishing me a Happy Birthday. I am shaking up my exercise routine today.... Read more

  • Longest? Or best?

    8/1/2016 10:55:16 PM, by LGRASS23

    Today wasn't my longest exercise activity, but it was awesome. Added in some jogging and it was comfortable. Yay!... Read more

  • New day, New beginning

    8/1/2016 7:49:22 AM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    Today is my 37th birthday! But is also a New day and a new beginning. My goal is to be a better version of myself before I turn 40.... Read more