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  • monday & tuesday

    3/28/2017 3:40:06 PM, by GLENDAK72

    so i couldnt get logged in on monday so i missed a day :( I am ok though, doing pretty good on my calories, but I have smoked 3 times :( but im ok got a strange call from dr office got to go to dr on monday to follow up on everything i guess where i just had blood drawn, today im making meatlo... Read more


    3/28/2017 12:08:19 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all of you are well my daughter in law went to hospital sat she type 2 diabetic so her and my son got to watch their diet it was 400so she got to get doctor also and got to start taking my mom to physical theraphy next week tues and thurs got to take her cancer dr friday me and hub... Read more

  • Monday done

    3/28/2017 6:17:27 AM, by HLANIER4

    Now, on to Tuesday and another busy day. Let's rock this. My goal: to be more pleasant, though I am exhausted.... Read more

  • Focus.

    3/27/2017 11:42:14 AM, by EDEACONTX

    I've gone wayyyyy backwards. All the weight I've lost since April 2016 I have gained back plus a few pounds. Getting engaged, losing my dad, my moms health scare, moving, remodelling a house and planning our wedding has turned my life upside down. October until now has been hectic. Battling depressi... Read more

  • Note to me --from the UNIVERSE

    3/27/2017 8:06:33 AM, by CTUPTON

    Sometimes, the only thing you know for certain is what you don't want. Yet often, CHRISTINE, that's enough to go on. 10-4 good buddy, The Universe 149 And I just finished the book : Infinite Possibilities by Mike (?) Dooley chris ... Read more

  • Weekends

    3/27/2017 6:12:06 AM, by HLANIER4

    Weekends are so hard. I find myself losing it every time. I need to focus and make it my goal to do better on Fridays. Once I get my Fridays down, then I can work on Saturdays. Must do better. It's about changing my mindset and my thinking. This is not a race, but a lifelong journey. Something... Read more


    3/26/2017 11:19:18 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers we got to keep gpoing i know problems bumps in the road we still got to stay fired up so this week that going to be our motto WE FIRED UP so i am enjoying my sunday my rest day hope you all are having great day so let me know who all with me WE STILL FIRED UP 381 593 9 252... Read more

  • Sunday

    3/26/2017 9:34:02 AM, by GLENDAK72

    well it's Day 5 no smoking 🚭 tonight some family will be here for TWD and their smokers so this will be my real test , it's pretty easy to not smoke when no one around you is smoking but how well will I do around smokers.... oh and Im almost out of calories and it's 9:30 am, I think it's from bein... Read more

  • & its saturday

    3/25/2017 4:45:33 PM, by GLENDAK72

    WOO HOO DAY 4...............NO SMOKING doing pretty good on my calorie intake, down side period time....urgggg the agony lol thank fully wont last much longer. now I have to say that today has been pretty rough on me, I really want to smoke so so so bad!!! but i cant no i wont do it!!!! I have COPD... Read more

  • Oh darn! Tired again.

    3/25/2017 10:23:08 AM, by CTUPTON

    The day with the tax appointment was very trying for me. I was up early finishing the paperwork and putting relevant papers into marked folders. The left overs just got shoved someplace. (Oh- the condo is actively being sold. So my realtor is calling me periodically for updates. And DD needs p... Read more

  • How to make this work?

    3/25/2017 2:12:52 AM, by LARENTA

    So, we're here to loose weight, keep it off or just trying to be healthier. I was reading the "All or Nothing" article here on Spark and it got me thinking about the time I decided to quit smoking and that the way I think about cigaretts now could be the way I can think now about the food I eat. Th... Read more

  • friday

    3/24/2017 5:35:17 PM, by GLENDAK72

    woo hoo its the laast weekday...weekend here we come. lungs feeling clear by monday i should be 100% back at it... day 3 no smoking...i have had a craving today but only in passing it did not hit and stay so yay I beat it even if just for today.....i went over in my calories and I know exactly why... Read more

  • 2017 STRESS

    3/24/2017 2:06:07 PM, by MSANN59

    hey guys i am so stressed to but doing better took mom to doctor this morning she got to go to neurologist and want her to take physical theraphy so i want be getting my excercises in she 85 and my auntie 90 in may so i am here to be caregiver i retired from that after 10 years five years ago now ba... Read more

  • Warning April Fools is coming....

    3/24/2017 7:34:09 AM, by CTUPTON

    First put food coloring in the bowl. Add cereal. When family adds their milk, the color appears. If you have a couple of kids they might enjoy this. Sorry, I can't read them either, but you get the idea. ... Read more


    3/23/2017 12:11:42 PM, by MSANN59

    hey guys was in Walmart earlier this morning after excercising got grandson outfits for birthday he 2 on sunday so i was looking for and outfits with lavender to wear in pic for me and hubby 50 anniversary we going to take in August so the more i looked at all the cute clothes my eyes got full of te... Read more

  • shew its thursday

    3/23/2017 11:14:52 AM, by GLENDAK72

    awww whats up thursday, 1 day left until the weekend.... i didnt smoke yesterday, didnt even want one today i hope goes as well. i have to get my meals planned, i have had no time to do anything yet but it will be done, gotta plan ahead no matter what!!!! 2 meals today becasue its so so late and ... Read more

  • Difference between a goal and a dream

    3/22/2017 4:59:33 PM, by PROJECTCHRISSIE

    The dictionary says that "A goal is a desired result or possible outcome that a person envisions, plans and commits to achieve. Many people endeavour to reach goals within a specific timeframes." "And a dream is a cherished aspiration, ambition or ideal." So in retrospect there is not much differen... Read more

  • Condo (for sale) is getting the final walk through and inspection today. Wish me luck!

    3/22/2017 1:35:22 PM, by CTUPTON

    If all goes well, closing will be about April 27th. Then I can stop paying that mortgage, utilities, big condo fee, etc. I am crossing my fingers and toes that all goes well! chris... Read more

  • tax appointment--phew!

    3/22/2017 1:29:55 PM, by CTUPTON

    Well, after 2 hours, we were not done, co I have another chance to hand in things! I needed the second chance. Good thing I did not cancel or postpone this morning's appointment! They handled the move from CT to NY state. that was tricky and took awhile. I had most of the forms that... Read more

  • Hello...Wednesday

    3/22/2017 9:14:04 AM, by GLENDAK72

    woo hoo it's humpity hump day 🐫 Day 1 : no smoking 🚭🚬 I'm gonna get through this day without smoking and with out eating everything in site because I'm not smoking. This sounds like it's going to be hard but I have a plan ( keep in mind , i have an upper respiratory infection) *drink... Read more

  • Doin' the best I can...

    3/22/2017 7:40:18 AM, by CTUPTON

    This morning I have an appointment to get my taxes done. I wish I was more ready, but I am doin' the best I can. chris... Read more

  • Motivation blundering

    3/22/2017 6:04:57 AM, by HLANIER4

    Well, I reached a huge goal, then went on a mini vacation. Uggg. It seems like my motivation after losing and going on vacation seems to have blundered. I need to refocus and remember this is not a race, but a lifelong journey.... Read more

  • Whatever I am doing I must be doing something right

    3/21/2017 4:55:58 PM, by PROJECTCHRISSIE

    My weight as of today, is 88.6kg and 42.6% fat, the lowest I have ever been for years. I don't know how I am doing it but I know that what every I am doing it is reducing my weight. But I do have work on my muscle tone, because even though the scales are showing a lose I still feel like I have a f... Read more

  • Well hello Tuesday

    3/21/2017 3:17:33 PM, by GLENDAK72

    Well hello Tuesday another day down, went to the clinic got some antibiotics, hopefully I'll be back πŸ’― in a few days, i missed my steps yesterday by I think 300 , I got so so close but I just couldn't do any more today I feel a little bit better and because I had to go out to the clinic I got my st... Read more

  • Brooms stand up on the day of the spring equinox???

    3/21/2017 3:15:04 PM, by CTUPTON

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    3/21/2017 11:43:45 AM, by MSANN59

    hey guys i am always surprised the reaction that my weightloss and my attitude has on others this morning meet lady she said the instructor trainer that be there in daytime told her about me she said i was exceptionally committed to my health and so consistent i go to the gym by myself dont wait on ... Read more

  • Steps Steps Steps!

    3/20/2017 10:12:00 PM, by PRYTANIAS

    Beware: Pity party post! I hate my pedometer. At 7pm the blaring 2,295 does nothing for my motivation right now. I hate walking (because I can't do it very well) and can't seem to figure out how to make myself like it. I've tried after dinner walks with my daughter for like 10 minutes....and a... Read more

  • weight and stress

    3/20/2017 7:06:43 PM, by LOISALLEN

    It seems like forever since I have written anything!! Since the last time I wrote,we have gotten custody of our 8 month grandson. Life has been full of changes ! I have never had children of my own and to have a now 8 month old has been a challenge to say the least. Now life has settled down some... Read more

  • Flickering

    3/20/2017 2:01:34 PM, by BSWIFE01

    My spark keeps flickering when I need it to turn into a full on bonfire. Getting on the scale this morning and seeing that it had a 7lb gain even if it wasnt correct (made the husband weigh himself to verify this) still nearly broke me. I haven't been this heavy in forever.... Read more

  • Monday Monday

    3/20/2017 1:16:01 PM, by GLENDAK72

    oh monday why are you so cuel, lol so it's monday again another long long week. was sick all weekend still feel bad but not like the weekend. today my goal is to reach my step goal... this will be a big accomplishment for me still im still down also to get my water in, havent drank much all weekend ... Read more

  • 2017 SPRING

    3/20/2017 11:31:19 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers spring is here flowers blooming getting warm outside we will be able to get out we still got to stay fired up and take care of ourselves to take care of others we still have to be accountable to ourselves if our health is suffering we have to take control and do something about that is ... Read more

  • Could I really help lead a team?

    3/20/2017 9:29:42 AM, by JANNY316

    I have done something today, that I thought I would never do. I am on a SparkTeam that is pretty specific to the type of work I do, and the group has fallen off,but I think it has a place, so I volunteered to help be a group leader for this team. What have I done? Can I do this? Can we get the t... Read more

  • Monday

    3/20/2017 6:47:32 AM, by CANDYREWIRED

    It's Monday!! I'm done making excuses, today I'm going to get my butt back into gear and exercise.... Read more

  • The reality....The Time frame

    3/19/2017 8:19:52 PM, by ~*~SPUNKI~*~

    The reality of the amount of time it will take me to lose this weight, I won't lie, is at times, overwhelming. I know the end will be worth it, I know I will have to work: Every Single. Day to get there. I'm okay with that. But the time frame? Not so impressive or even encouraging. I know th... Read more

  • Started over again three weeks ago.

    3/19/2017 7:36:10 PM, by GETINSHAPE110

    In the last three weeks, I have walked at least 40 minutes a day, six days a week. I get up an hour early three days a week and walk 1-3 miles before I get ready for work. I have a walking buddy at work and we walk one and a half miles on our lunch break..The first two weeks of me starting my life... Read more

  • I guess I am feeling philosophical...

    3/19/2017 6:14:18 PM, by CTUPTON

    Pierre de Chardin You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience. We are one, after all, you and I. Together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other. The world i... Read more

  • March 20 First Day of Spring 2017 : )

    3/19/2017 11:07:50 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Live

    3/19/2017 10:27:45 AM, by JEB03253

    This was part of my Spark Coach session today. I had to read it over several times before I had a 3 moment. I realized that am constantly thinking of things I want to do or see, but most of those thoughts just stay in my head. This week I'm going to act on one of those thoughts.... Read more

  • yesterday, a little more progress toward getting taxes done...

    3/19/2017 8:47:50 AM, by CTUPTON

    I was able to go online and print a few papers needed for taxes. interest paid on our mortgage, for example I need to make sure I have those ind of the year forms from a few "retirement" investments. I still hate this stuff! Isn't there an age when you can stop doing this???... Read more


    3/18/2017 11:15:53 AM, by MSANN59

    hey guys almost couple of months ago i told about meeting this young couple at the gym they are doing so well i can see the changes in them they are so grateful for just stopping and talking to them they say i am inspiration omg i am so proud of them and me for recognizing my health problems so anot... Read more

  • its 5 o'clock in the morning

    3/18/2017 5:19:54 AM, by GLENDAK72

    so yeah today I woke up at 3's the start of the weekend..I got a good plan to stay on track and within my goals.. & they do not include strawberry wafer cookies πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ swear those things are my weakness!! I'll be walking this weekend, I will not be doing a workout routine I'm doing those m-f s &... Read more

  • Dear Me...

    3/17/2017 10:22:40 PM, by D3TERMINED

    This has not been a good week. My IBS has gotten the best of me. I'm depressed because it seems like everything that can go wrong will go wrong. My stomach is so bloated that I feel like I'm a huge. Everything I eat hurts my stomach except soup. I don't know.. I just feel like giving up😟... Read more

  • 2017 BSL BETTER

    3/17/2017 12:16:15 PM, by MSANN59

    hey thanks for your well wishes on my getting bsl back up i felt so bad so tired couldnt focus hadnt been that bad in long time are any of you diabetic i am type 2 take insulin twice daily no pils let me know how you are coping all have great day love you all!! 304 247... Read more

  • Virtual Journey Day 2

    3/17/2017 11:49:16 AM, by SHINING_ON

    Okay, so I didn't meet my 4,500 steps yesterday. I petered out at 2,397. I'm trying not to beat myself up out how abysmally low that is. I also realized that I grossly underestimated the total number of steps it would take me to do this journey (18,000) because of my Fitbit. But today is a new... Read more

  • Friday

    3/17/2017 11:44:42 AM, by CANDYREWIRED

    It's been a productive day so far.. My hubby had a doctor's appt this morning. It went well. Hoping to get back into my routine tomorrow.... Read more

  • My perception of myself

    3/17/2017 8:37:45 AM, by ~*~SPUNKI~*~

    I think it is pretty crazy, how I can still be "a fat girl", yet feel like I am the skinniest girl in the room. I am working out, I am eating on plan, I am feeling FINE!!! Yet, in reality, I am not. I am not fine, I am not skinny, and I am not anywhere near a "normal" weight. This journe... Read more

  • lost socks

    3/17/2017 4:03:02 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Update and... A Virtual Journey!

    3/16/2017 3:15:16 PM, by SHINING_ON

    It's been a while since I updated, but I wanted to say that I'm still following my prescribed diet. My losses have really slacked (only about 10 lbs in the last 3 months) but I attribute that largely to the fact that first I stopped being to walk without assistance (crutches) and then to the surgery... Read more

  • FITBIT stats for last week

    3/16/2017 3:00:36 PM, by PROJECTCHRISSIE

    My work out stats for last week. That is what I like to see, but most of the steps came from mowing the lawn I think. Who knew walking up and down with a lawn mower would be great exercise. Even though I felt it in my arms, legs and back the next day. It would be good if I could see... Read more

  • My reason why

    3/16/2017 12:37:06 PM, by CANDYREWIRED

    My boys are my reason why! I want to set a good example for both of them.... Read more

  • Filter the Community Help Feed. Yeah --filter so people I have befriended appear!

    3/16/2017 12:15:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    224 The little icon of a filter funnel does this! Right near the title of the Community Goals feed. 244 I am not anti-social. It is just that I have over 100 friends already. I do contact other people, too, as I get the urge. But I was way overwhelmed by all the new (to me)... Read more

  • progress --doing my taxes for 2016. Oh boy do I hate this!

    3/16/2017 12:05:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    Several more goals were met. 244 First find a flat place to work. 248 I used to use a folding table. But since we moved the only one I moved with is in use for hubby's meals, etc. I think I can clear off a section of the kitchen counter facing the living room. 15 minutes 248 Get out ... Read more


    3/16/2017 11:59:01 AM, by MSANN59

    hey guys all that going on in the world we still have to use just plain common sense to reach any goal you have to be consistent and try to put a plan in motion small goals you are setting for your self i reall going to go hard each day now got my insulin back going in right direction after being me... Read more

  • pumped

    3/16/2017 10:44:20 AM, by GLENDAK72

    WOO HOO..... 213 so yeah this morning was wonderful . i ate breakfast then i did some exercise. for 2 weeks 10 is my magic number...... 10 minutes - recumbent bike 10 each legs side kick front kick back kick across kicks 10 squats [kitchen sink] 10 pus... Read more

  • Community Goal Feed?

    3/16/2017 8:49:46 AM, by CTUPTON

    Are you using this? I have trouble keeping up with the people I have befriended . I am not really wanting to contact even more people . I try to keep contact with as many of my sparkfriends as possible using my friend feed, my blogs, writing to people who comment on my blogs and spartk pa... Read more

  • Setting up a small home gym

    3/16/2017 6:21:15 AM, by TUKARAMA

    The kettlebell and the small 4 Kg dumbbells were my first purchase. The roller and comfy exercise mat came last month. Today I added the dumbbell set and EZ-Bar. I only bought 40 Lbs but can add more plates later (four 5 Lb & eight 2.5 Lb). I don't know the US prices, but here the new weights ... Read more

  • Down 101 lbs

    3/16/2017 5:57:13 AM, by HLANIER4

    So, I made it to my next really big goal: lose 100 lbs. I started on June 28th at 264.5 and have been really trying to find a way to change my mindset along the way. I'm down to 163.5 and my next goal is 140 lbs. Wow, 140. I never thought this might be possible. I had given up hope. I'm so blesse... Read more

  • That feeling you get...

    3/15/2017 11:29:39 PM, by BGARNER-M

    Tonight is one of those days. I was watching Bones this morning and the episode really hit me. It was about a person who changed their careers and ended up dead...but of course we are talking Bones, so someone is always going to be dead. Anyway in this episode Betty White was a guest star and after ... Read more

  • 2nd Weigh In

    3/15/2017 10:36:26 PM, by PRYTANIAS

    Woo hoo. Lost 4.6 pounds this week bringing my two week total to 14.2 pounds. I had a challenging couple of days being stuck with the powdered shakes which I hated so it messed up my routines and days and I didn't drink as much water as I should. Tomorrow starts my new week of product so that proble... Read more

  • Moving at a snails pace....

    3/15/2017 1:20:47 PM, by ~*~SPUNKI~*~

    Like for real..... my body and my fat have some secret love affair going on, because the fat is just hanging on for deal life... its like a bad unwanted break up. 198 Eventually, I will tear them apart.... 334 Regardless, I am back on spark, and I can tell you without a doubt, I have ... Read more

  • On-going check off list of tasks to get taxes done. Will update as I make progress.

    3/15/2017 11:18:55 AM, by CTUPTON

    First find a flat place to work. 248 I used to use a folding table. But since we moved the only one I moved with is in use for hubby's meals, etc. I think I can clear off a section of the kitchen counter facing the living room. 15 minutes 248 Get out the stacking trays that organize the yea... Read more

  • new plan

    3/15/2017 8:06:29 AM, by GLENDAK72

    ok so I went to the store yesterday I actually did pretty good, I even bought 2 heads of lettuce..don't fall out but yes I did lol & yall know how I hate lettuce & salads but told I'll learn to love them (we'll see) I have 100% whole grain bread and some pita bread which is 75 calories for half a r... Read more

  • Oops

    3/15/2017 6:15:17 AM, by HLANIER4

    I have a doctor's appointment on Friday and forgot to have my labs done. I guess I have to fast today and go after work 😣... Read more

  • Accepting compliments

    3/14/2017 9:27:54 PM, by HLANIER4

    Why is it so hard to accept a compliment? People are complimentary about my loss and all it feels like is an insult. Maybe it's because all I can still see is me from when I started. I try to tell my hubby that I have an issue, but he thinks I'm silly... I'm grateful for the loss, but still see th... Read more

  • Working at getting healthier and fitter

    3/14/2017 3:23:11 PM, by PROJECTCHRISSIE

    My weight at the moment is sitting on a steady 89.6kgs, which is great, I have not been under 90kgs for a while. I went back to the doctors for a follow up cholesterol test and it has gone from 7, which was very high and life threatening, to 4.2 which is the normal range and I have reduced my risk ... Read more

  • 2017 BEAST MODE

    3/14/2017 12:16:06 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers i am still fired up after not having my meds for three weeks was so hard felt bad but i keep going so now i am begining to feel better got to adjust my insulin again am numbers still high so i was thinking dont want food for rewarding myself so i am going get me some black nike to wear ... Read more

  • Dear me ...

    3/13/2017 10:46:21 PM, by D3TERMINED

    When I first began my journey, are used to track all of my food, even a vitamin I would add to my meal plan. Since losing a good amount of weight I realize that I have not been doing my very best and tracking. I have been thinking that I can guess the amount of food just by looking at it. And all ac... Read more

  • Black bean brownies--no flour

    3/13/2017 3:24:27 PM, by CTUPTON

    These tasty brownies are made without any flour – so you can eat them even if you are avoiding wheat and/or gluten. The black bean is a surprising ingredient that gives this dessert texture but which doesn’t interfere with the chocolate taste. Ingredients 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed a... Read more

  • Last week, 3 days of no energy! Why? This week is better.

    3/13/2017 1:40:20 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been trying to not have sugar, coffee, gluten and even dairy. Why the 3 days of moping around and sleeping to much? I can't figure it out. Yes I ate some things I shouldn't have had so I blamed food allergies. But this week I am back to "normal." Normal for me anyway. And I have not eaten any... Read more

  • Again, I made brown rice in my new instapot. Very easy!

    3/13/2017 12:54:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    Pour in 1 1/4 cup water to each cup of brown rice. Put the top on--closed to let pressure build up. Push "manual" 22 minutes --which was already set up because I cooked the same thing before. I walked away and even left the apartment for awhile. I came back and the rice was perfect! ... Read more

  • Silly time change...

    3/13/2017 5:30:21 AM, by HLANIER4

    I know I feel miserable today and it's a Monday after time change. Uggg. Couldn't sleep last night. I had issues with food over the weekend. Ok, I'm done whining and ready to rock this morning.... Read more

  • doing a new thing....

    3/12/2017 7:34:17 PM, by GLENDAK72

    so today is sunday 3/12/17, tomorrow starts a new day and a new week for me. I will be doing 30 minutes everyday on my bike and rotating day with 30 minutes exercise. I am now to a point where my steps are over 2000 a day but im at this point in my journey where im not gaining but im not losing so i... Read more

  • New drug for Alzheimers. It seems very promising.

    3/12/2017 11:22:39 AM, by CTUPTON
    ne-is-best-news-for-d/ This article has animated videos, graphics and tons of information. chris... Read more

  • This daylight savings thing...what are we saving??

    3/12/2017 5:46:00 AM, by BGARNER-M

    Why is it every six months or so we change our clocks 412 ..forward in the spring and back in the fall, why? What is the reason for this. Their are states in the US that don't participate, the Amish don't participate..why do we have to be on this time scale? The more I think about it the more... Read more

  • Week 3: Day 3

    3/11/2017 5:09:14 PM, by PRYTANIAS

    So, last week was first weigh in and I had a great first success. I'm finding a rhythm with my meal replacements and for the most part am not hungry most of the time. I like eating the same exact thing every day over and over again, rinse & repeat. I find it takes the thinking out of it so I can jus... Read more

  • Pressed by Kind Bar-- I liked it

    3/11/2017 2:06:33 PM, by CTUPTON

    Pineapple Banana Kale Spinach Some people couldn't stand it. I enjoyed the sweet pineapple flavor.chris Ingredients Pineapple, banana, apple, kale, spinach. Allergen Information Made in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, sesame seeds and soy. Serving Si... Read more


    3/11/2017 10:20:30 AM, by MSANN59

    hey guys about a month ago i mentioned i meet this couple at the gym need some motivation with their journey i have seen them one time but today they were really motivated they said all do to me taking time to talk with them real talk and they are listening the young lady has lost 10 pounds and her ... Read more

  • Oh! I just found a huge group of "STEP 2" things on the New Start Page!

    3/11/2017 10:13:07 AM, by CTUPTON

    That is where I did most of my spark activities before. It was just hidden! Right side, middle of the page. 24 40 40 24 In tiny print. Yes in tiny print! : Show Past Step 2 Features - More Goals & Goal Board β€Ί 24 24 What is showing up on the start page does not interest me a... Read more

  • Gotta get out of my own head

    3/11/2017 6:01:54 AM, by BGARNER-M

    I'm sitting here thinking over and over again. Looking at the different pictures and comparing myself to them. I know that I am unique and that I am not built like others. I know that my weight loss journey is not going to be the same as others. I know all this logically but somewhere deep down insi... Read more

  • quizes and info about school subjects--I looked up biographies

    3/10/2017 3:56:10 PM, by CTUPTON I just went to a discussion group--TOPIC: FRIENDSHIP 220 Aristotle was quoted. I had no idea he said so much about friendship. About 10 people came to the discussion. They shared very willingly so it was a meaningful discussion. I am glad I went. Most ... Read more

  • New start page... change is hard!

    3/10/2017 12:35:52 PM, by CTUPTON

    If I knew they were planning to change it, I'd have made one copy of the old page. I guess most people did not give team bonus points. I liked that feature. Community goal feed--- I never tried that . Now it takes up most of the page. I did my own personal goals--but I had to really look... Read more

  • Rain

    3/10/2017 6:06:32 AM, by HLANIER4

    Woke up to a torrential rain storm. It's going to be a day.... Read more

  • Dealing with "Not Good"

    3/9/2017 12:51:58 PM, by MISSCATY

    We all have those times in our lives.....stressed out, tired out, and attacked by the screaming foodies. I am sitting in the middle of one of those times. I am not dealing with it well. This is giving me real pause. If I want that different outcome, I have to do my life differently. Each... Read more

  • 2017 BLESSED DAY

    3/9/2017 12:05:41 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all are doing ok update on my son he doing great took him to Charleston yesterday my hubby and daughter he doing so well being born with the brain tumor it just so amazing to us so that and the Lord opening my eyes this morning to take care of each part of my life so glad i hav... Read more

  • Trying a new counselor today...

    3/9/2017 10:38:53 AM, by CTUPTON

    Top of my notes page to her is about the great support I get daily from sparkfriends. 252 220 My problem: fatigue and brain fog all my life keeps me from getting things done 102 40 and due to hubby and daughter and keeping this ship afloat -my responsibilities ar... Read more

  • Consequences

    3/9/2017 5:42:13 AM, by HLANIER4

    Well, I gained 1.5 lbs this week 😣😣😣. I keep going crazy on the weekends and eating way too much. I've been fine on other weeks, but it's finally caught up with me. I need a mind reset and to focus more on being healthier.... Read more

  • First Weigh In

    3/8/2017 11:34:18 PM, by PRYTANIAS

    Yay!! I lost 9.6 pounds this week! Very happy with that. I think I'm cool with saying 10 lbs right because we're rounding right??? :D All goes to show that everything last week was worth it and I just need to stick to it. Here we go again!... Read more

  • Exhaustion and goals

    3/8/2017 8:30:10 PM, by HLANIER4

    Well, tomorrow is weigh in day and my fingers are crossed for the big goal. It's been a long week and I am exhausted.... Read more

  • My Crazy Week

    3/8/2017 4:34:10 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    Last week did not go my normal way at all. I didn't necessarily do anything wrong. When I was capable and healthy, I worked out and then I realized that my leg muscles were pretty sore, so I took a much needed rest day. The next day, my husband took me and the kids out to eat and we ate at a nice st... Read more

  • Chronic fatigue and decluttering

    3/8/2017 12:54:39 PM, by CTUPTON
    some-as-it-is-for-others/ Boy do I need this advice! chris... Read more

  • Here I go again...

    3/7/2017 3:36:03 PM, by BSWIFE01

    Hey, Wasn't that an 80's song? A good one anyway. I believe that weight is a never ending battle especially for those of us with a hereditary tendency. It is about good support systems (can anyone say SparkPeople, good supportive friends, and good supportive family?) . I think we all have our ow... Read more

  • Thyroid? Cold brewed coffee? Med reaction? Food allergies?

    3/7/2017 7:33:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    Thank you all for your suggestions. I am hoping I have more energy today. I am amazed that some days I actually get things done and many days I drag myself around. I hope today is one of the better days. You are wonderful for sticking with me and my saga. 247 220 304 chris... Read more

  • Stress and time off

    3/7/2017 5:19:15 AM, by HLANIER4

    Well, soon I'm going to have a couple of days off from work. I teach middle school and I have a teenager, as well. So, when my son leaves to go on a band trip next I am going to take 2 days off and away from all teens. I love my son and my job, but sometimes even I need a break. Well, with needed... Read more

  • Oh no-- extreme fatigue for 2 whole days now.

    3/6/2017 2:21:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    People will say my body needs the rest, but I don't think so. I tried rousing myself by going outside. I cleaned up the floor of the van and junk on the back seat. I wanted to get to the very back part, but I could not handle it. Darn! I keep blaming a change in meds, increase in sertral... Read more


    3/6/2017 12:20:15 PM, by MSANN59

    hey guys just checking my body after losing so much weight veins use to be popping out in my ankles and legs now you can hardly see them so all these things that i wasnt noticed are all NSV i love it i am continuing to find more things rings dont even come close to fitting i wore about 5 now so we a... Read more

  • To do list to ease myself into prep for taxes.

    3/6/2017 11:37:08 AM, by CTUPTON

    First find a flat place to work. I used to use a folding table. But since we moved the only one I moved with is in use for hubby's meals, etc. I think I can clear off a section of the kitchen counter facing the living room. 15 minutes Get out the stacking trays that organize the yea... Read more

  • Excuses

    3/6/2017 8:52:19 AM, by DPACKMOM

    We all have excuses to not work out to not get healthier. My number one is I"m already doing it. Well in my case, thinking about it is not doing it. what else? Not enough time, I'm to tired, I need to get other things done, I have to home school the kids all day. so now my reality check. 1. Not e... Read more

  • Challenge Group starting March 6, 2017

    3/5/2017 6:59:04 PM, by HEATHERKORINNE

    Well since making health, nutrition, and fitness a priority I'm now down 21.5 pounds and 16.0 inches in about 11 weeks!! I'm super pumped about the challenge groups from my coach, and love the daily support and accountability for that extra motivation. Plus all the resources- meal prep tips, recipes... Read more


    3/5/2017 10:02:35 AM, by MSANN59

    hey Sparkers i finally got my lantus solarstar pens wednesday my insulin had got out of my system all the way but finally i am feeling better just trying to have restful day today but hubby got up out off bed had another nose bleed 5 in last two weeks dont know if it sinus he walk 9 miles 6 days a ... Read more

  • Cauliflower sandwich

    3/4/2017 4:41:06 PM, by CLING724

    I saw a recipe online for low carb sandwich. So I decided to try it today. My version is riced cauliflower, egg, garlic salt and pepper. Mix together and spread out in pan to make 2 small patties. Cook on medium heat until brown and flip. Then I put a chicken sausage link next to patties to heat ... Read more