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  • Action Plan

    12/7/2016 7:34:58 AM, by JEB03253

    Today's Spark Coaching session was on goal setting. Not a new concept to me, I learned to write teaching objectives back in college and the concept is the same. So here are my goals for the next three months: I will lose 5% of my starting weight in the next three months by keeping a log of... Read more

  • Stress continues

    12/7/2016 6:16:44 AM, by HLANIER4

    I have a stressful week, but I'm taking it one day at a time. J/k. Who am I kidding? Not myself, though I am trying. It doesn't help that I can't seem to sleep at night. Tick tock. Last night, I did turn in a project and now class is on break for a few weeks. A meeting today, then that will be d... Read more

  • Stevia?

    12/7/2016 4:23:12 AM, by CTUPTON

    I would like to use stevia but it is very expensive. Any ideas for buying it? Thanks, chris... Read more

  • Getting back on track

    12/6/2016 12:30:48 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Today was easier than yesterday... Read more

  • Three Measures

    12/6/2016 7:55:16 AM, by JEB03253

    Today during my Spark Coach session I was challenged to decide on three measures that indicate the program is working besides the scale. Hard one for me as I have always depended on the scale for feedback. After some thought this is what I came up with: 1. Clothes fitting better 2. Sle... Read more

  • Unique manger scene

    12/6/2016 1:06:43 AM, by CTUPTON

    A friend has this unique manger scene. chris... Read more

  • Day 100: I'm Still Here!

    12/5/2016 9:46:27 PM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    I can't believe it's 100 days since I took up residence in Veganville. Being a nutritarian vegan is something I never thought I'd be able to do, but here I am 100 days letter. I haven't lost a huge amount of weight during this time period, so far only 29 pounds. Still it's a major improvement on ... Read more

  • I guess I stink at organizing my time! Ask, "How much effort will it take to do this task?"

    12/5/2016 9:24:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    I say my problem is low energy--well it is! So, to make a dent in my to do list, I guess I should do the most important things first. But usually those are the hardest tasks, 24 like registering my van in this new state. I get overwhelmed almost immediately and want to go back to bed! 24 ... Read more

  • Getting back on track

    12/5/2016 3:06:00 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Decided to relax my healthy eating for a week as I knew I had a lot of celebrations coming up. I did allow a number of things I chose not to eat in the last 4 months. I did continue to chose not to eat done foods. The week is now over and my relax break is over so it's back to full healthy eatin... Read more

  • Time To Get To Work

    12/5/2016 1:08:09 PM, by JEB03253

    I had two "AHH" moments over the last few days. The first came at my semi-annual diabetes checkup Friday. The doctor was concerned because my A1C had risen within the normal range and my weight had inched back up a bit. I'm now on a quarterly checkup schedule. 2 The second occured at my... Read more

  • Trying

    12/5/2016 5:49:32 AM, by HLANIER4

    It's getting to be harder to stay motivated with everything going on, as well as how well I am sabotaging myself. Good thing I had a conversation with my mom about this a few weeks ago, so she called me on it this weekend. My mom is wonderful and I am worried about her moving soon to another state.... Read more

  • Time to revisit my goals - need input.

    12/5/2016 5:11:37 AM, by TUKARAMA

    I posted this on the forums but I want to put it here as well. I am looking for some input on new goals. When I first set up my goals I had no idea and kind of picked numbers at random, judging from my 1st week on Spark. Three months later, it is just the 2nd day of the week and my weekly goal... Read more

  • RAIN IN DECEMBER

    12/4/2016 2:13:39 PM, by OPERATIONNEWME

    It is raining here in Sydney, I rather it were snow, but you can't have everything, but still am going for my walk. For the last couple of years we have had a really warm winter and then rain and wind in December, what the hell is going on with this climate change. But still my decorations are up,... Read more

  • Life Just Got Easier

    12/4/2016 1:03:15 PM, by WANDERINGCUPPA

    So how come I never thought to make "food groupings" before? I am such a boring person that very often I eat the same foods for the same meals over and over. It make my prepping for the week a whole lot easier!! I've always found it annoying to have to scroll down all my favs and pick out each it... Read more

  • Dr. Mark Hyman (health guru)-"GPS for the soul"

    12/4/2016 10:30:49 AM, by CTUPTON

    "Don’t beat yourself up. If you do happen to slip up, leave guilt behind. Guilt is a toxic emotion that creates more damage. When things get out of control (which they do), simply make a gentle U-turn. Think of this as a GPS for the soul. Your GPS doesn’t yell at you, call you stupid or judge ... Read more

  • stress eating

    12/4/2016 10:29:07 AM, by LOISALLEN

    End result of having the stepdaughter come visit . She is into drugs and god knows what else. anyhow, I ended up eating a big piece of apple pie and big carmel roll over the course of three days she was here. On the plus side got to meet new grandson who is 5 months old for the first time... Read more

  • Family meal

    12/3/2016 7:23:22 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Going out for lunch today for a meal with my family to celebrate my birthday, which was a few days ago. Looking forward to it as I've nit seen some of them for a while. It'll be a good catch up before Christmas... Read more

  • A few more days and I am 56 years old

    12/3/2016 4:03:25 PM, by OPERATIONNEWME

    So it is the beginning of December and my step goal for November was exceeded by 63 (420063). Pretty good if I do say so myself. My weight has continued to fluctuate, which is a bit frustrating, but as long as the weight does not go above 100kgs again I am sweet. I have fought so hard to be a ... Read more

  • A mother I met had a great idea. Before Christmas tell this to the kids..

    12/3/2016 2:19:21 PM, by CTUPTON

    Have them gather up toys, etc. they have outgrown. Give these to local charities. Tell the kids they will be getting new things from Santa so they won't be missing what they give away and it teaches them about the good habit of giving. This mother makes it a yearly way to keep clutter under con... Read more

  • A great book about sea creaturesof a reef in the Bahamas

    12/3/2016 6:55:33 AM, by CTUPTON

    Alas the book has no photos but the descriptions are amazing! The Reef at Abaco 5000 hours and 50 years of underwater study, photography, and experiences around the reef at Elbow Cay, Abaco, Bahamas by Dr. John f. Storr, Ph.D I will try to add a photo of the author.....shucks, no lu... Read more

  • Back to Nature

    12/2/2016 8:16:16 PM, by TWIXXI

    I decided to take full advantage of this beautiful, early December weather. Who would have thought that there would be no snow, thunderstorms and light, warm rain at this time of year in Canada? I am exceptionally lucky to live near several wetland areas. They have wonderful hiking areas and ... Read more

  • Knee... again

    12/2/2016 5:57:24 PM, by SANSANDY1

    My knee was so much better today that I forgot it had been bad and I knelt down on my knees. Bad move as this antagonised things again. Then I fell off edge of pavement and jarred my knee so back to being in agony and resting with my leg elevated again.... Read more

  • Exhaustion

    12/2/2016 4:48:58 PM, by SHINING_ON

    Soo... the first two days of the diet overhaul went well in the sense that I stuck to my plan well. My significant other has been very encouraging. In fact, when I was sort of "slipping" a bit last night (mentally, I mean) he handed me an apple so I wouldn't be tempted to go hunt for a snack on my o... Read more

  • Hubby's upper respiratory congestion-I don't know how to cure it!

    12/2/2016 7:45:18 AM, by CTUPTON

    He had a chest xray. No bacterial infection. Doc says upper respiratory virus. We have been using a mask nebulizer, Mucinex 12 hr., Sudafed 12 hr. It has been 2 weeks. It gets better but does not go away. chris... Read more

  • "Helpful" comments on my videos...

    12/2/2016 7:31:33 AM, by TUKARAMA

    I post a weight loss journal on YouTube and lately have gotten some "helpful" comments. I keep saying I am not interested in any fad diets. I am changing my approach to food and am following a sensible, sustainable, approach to eating and exercise. Seems pretty simple to me. Some people just do... Read more

  • So proud of our good friend, author , artist, and nature lover

    12/2/2016 7:25:21 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.whisperingwingsfarm.com/... Read more

  • Dust if you must...

    12/2/2016 7:23:53 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • I tried....

    12/2/2016 5:43:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    Yesterday I tried 4 sticking to my eating plan but frustrated by what was available for dinner. 24 198 We now live in an independent senior apartment complex. Rent includes breakfast and another meal. It seems most economical to pick breakfast and dinner. In the morning I entered ... Read more

  • Day 96: I have a new toy!

    12/2/2016 12:45:14 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    I'm in the 90's. 96 days of being a Nutritarian Vegan. Now some of this last week with Thanksgiving and the leftovers I didn't eat my normal routine but I made major healthy choices. Here is a recap of my Thanksgiving. My Vegan Pumpkin Pie turned out really well, the only thing is the crus... Read more

  • Life is changing for the better

    12/1/2016 6:16:12 PM, by RAVEN2FEATHERS

    I do not foresee any eating issues this Christmas just like with Turkey day there wasn't any. Ever since I started taking Victoza my life has been changing for the better. My appetite is down, my weight is down, my clothes are loose, my feet don't hurt as much as they used to, my knees aren't hurti... Read more

  • Diet Overhaul

    12/1/2016 4:02:14 PM, by SHINING_ON

    I will have to write more on my experiences when I have more time and if people are interested, here's the skinny (don't I wish! har har). I met with a physician, a behaviorist, and a dietitian Tuesday evening as part of my enrollment in the medical weight loss program. Yay! First hurdle overc... Read more

  • It's my birthday ๐ŸŽŠ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ

    12/1/2016 3:14:37 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Happy birthday... Read more

  • Christmas Music

    12/1/2016 5:46:28 AM, by HLANIER4

    Let the Christmas music begin. I refused to listen to until Dec. 1st this year, so that hopefully I will not become burned out on it by Christmas. Falalala fa la la la....... Read more

  • Busy again

    11/30/2016 5:39:27 AM, by HLANIER4

    So, once again I have made lots and lots of plans for this week. Uh, oh. I can already feel the stress seeping up on me, then my son informed me that he needs food for a school party on Thursday. Ack! Oh, well. The biggest problem is going to be resisting temptation as I move from one activity to ... Read more

  • I'm Back - Again

    11/30/2016 2:40:40 AM, by RSEROS

    I've been gone for a while, but now I'm back, and ready to start again. There's no plan yet, only the realization that I can't give up now. Here we go...... Read more

  • Weight Loss Measurement Tracking

    11/30/2016 12:43:44 AM, by TUKARAMA

    I am just making a place to log my weigh ins, and measurements. My starting weight was 115 kilos, my goal is 85 kilos (253-190 pounds for you Yanks ha ha). The first 2 months the weight loss was a consistent 1 kilo a week (2.2 pounds). I knew it would not last but did enjoy it... and got used to it.... Read more

  • Knee

    11/29/2016 7:00:20 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Really wanted to get some exercise in this week but dodgy knee has put paid to that for a while... Read more

  • And another new record... but not a good one! Ugh.

    11/29/2016 11:26:12 AM, by SHINING_ON

    I missed my weigh-in yesterday, so I did it this morning: 344.0 Umm... well, that sucks. I was supposed to be losing weight and here I am gaining it. Now 344 is my highest weight yet. Sigh. When I first started paying attention to myself it was 337. That's a 7 lb gain overall. I'm struggling no... Read more

  • 16.4 lbs down for November 2016

    11/29/2016 1:10:48 AM, by RAVEN2FEATHERS

    I started taking Victoza daily since November 4th this year and as usual every Monday morning I weigh in and never expecting a loss I was right no loss, but just for the morning. It was the next week that I started seeing improvement, the scale was going down, at first just a few ounces and then by... Read more

  • I can do this

    11/28/2016 4:15:23 PM, by SANSANDY1

    And I will... just need to let my knee stop hurting and let the inflammation go.... Read more

  • Hitting the end

    11/28/2016 12:16:31 PM, by WOBBY49

    Going to be 50 in 6 weeks. Little over 2 weeks ago, I hit my highest weight. 238. My body protested, no more. Fatty liver, benign tumor on liver, torn ligaments in shoulder, frozen shoulder, endometriosis, sleep apnea. I gave myself a goal, 10lbs and a great reward that I love and miss. Th... Read more

  • Afraid for our friend Lorna--still in a coma--here is a TBI website FYI

    11/28/2016 9:50:06 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.brainline.org/content/2009
    /03/er-icu_pageall.html... Read more

  • Happy December (ok, almost lol)

    11/27/2016 7:02:47 PM, by BECCA_73

    A great, relaxing Thanksgiving in the history books. Actually was surprised how on track I stayed. 104 I'm not sure if it's the time of year, getting colder, or my body just not craving certain foods, but, the cravings and urge to indulge were just not there. Now let's see how the Christmas sea... Read more

  • Busy week

    11/27/2016 9:21:40 AM, by HLANIER4

    As I head back to work, I am a little overwhelmed by everything I have planned this week. I am trying to take stress by the horn and prep for the upcoming week and the next week. Shew. I can't wait for Christmas break.... Read more

  • Knackered knee

    11/27/2016 6:16:19 AM, by SANSANDY1

    I enjoyed yesterday's walking but paying for it today. Knee was swollen yesterday. Most swelling now gone but pain remains. Plan this week was to get some painting done in bathroom whilst I'm off but seems like that will have to go on hold until knee settles. No kneeling down until pain been g... Read more

  • Videos of easy self massage

    11/26/2016 10:54:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    blog.massagebyheather.com/ I need to do these massages and stretches often. Maybe by putting it in a blog, it will remind me. chris... Read more

  • More tips--draining mucus

    11/26/2016 10:37:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    By repeatedly pressing against the notch (round part) of your collarbone with a firm finger, you'll be able to stimulate the flow of your stuffed-up mucus. After doing this, you'll feel your ears unpop and open completely! A second way to use a mini-massage to your benefit is to cross your hand... Read more

  • I just re-read this to make sinuses drain--and was taught it by a chiropractor, too.

    11/26/2016 10:30:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    Technique A: Apply Pressure On Your Eyebrows If annoying sinus pressure is getting you down, this easy technique should provide instant relief. Simply apply equal pressure incrementally across your eyebrows. Do this by first placing your fingers at the "beginning" of each brow, tilt your face fo... Read more

  • So soon--asking for prayers again for a different person.

    11/26/2016 9:28:34 PM, by CTUPTON

    A new friend had a terrible car accident on black ice. She is fighting for her life and has not responded in almost 7 days. She has a 13 year old son who depends on her. Her body is badly banged up. She is also one of my husband's aides. 458 chris... Read more

  • Thanks for your prayers. Mark is home.

    11/26/2016 9:24:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    He fighting cancer. It goes in to remission and tests are good often. But pneumonia has been a problem a few times. He is, thankfully, home again. chris... Read more

  • Secrets of those peope whose house is always clean.

    11/26/2016 9:19:18 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.huffingtonpost.com/brittan
    y-bergman/the-5-secrets-of
    -people-whose-homes-are-al
    ways-clean_b_9141656.html?... Read more

  • Poohism

    11/26/2016 8:56:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    ”What day is it?” “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. A.A. Milne... Read more

  • Winter walking

    11/26/2016 3:18:53 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Went shopping today and left the car at home. Lovely winter's day, sun shining, frost sparkling. Did over 11000 steps. Not done this much in a while... Read more

  • On my way to exercise class--just downstairs.

    11/26/2016 9:44:09 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have no excuse! I have 20 min. before the class starts and it is just a walk down a hall, go downstairs, and walk down one more hallway. Easy peasy!. 334 Living in this new place is way easier than running a whole condo by myself. I am still stressed 24 (like yesterday getting hubby to th... Read more

  • Brief Update

    11/26/2016 8:47:48 AM, by SHINING_ON

    I have a computer program running in the background (for my research) and I'm sipping black tea (not coffee! oh my!). I'm also AWAKE by 7am... it's as if I'm a whole new person today, hah! It's been a busy rollercoaster of the past two weeks, and I frankly have no clue where it even went. I don... Read more

  • Friday feeling

    11/25/2016 1:48:04 AM, by SANSANDY1

    Yay today I have the Friday feeling. I'm off for the weekend and I'm all next week too. Been looking forward to this for a while. Was so happy switching my alarm off this morning... Read more

  • Cheat Day ?

    11/24/2016 10:35:38 PM, by RAVEN2FEATHERS

    Listen I used to have those cheat days as well but they weren't helping me achieve any of my short term or long term goals I mean just look at me I'm still over 300 lbs. I joined SparkPeople ten years ago, ten ! And at that time I weighed in at 306 lbs, from that time to this date my weight has flu... Read more

  • Have a wonderful Thanksgiving ALL!

    11/24/2016 11:24:40 AM, by RENIESSPARKIN

    I'm so THANKFUL for all my SparkPeople friends (& family) on this special day. I pray all will be able to join with their families/friends and enjoy it to the fullest, too! 252 223 381 426 428 576 53 578 579 580 215 321 353 355 356 362 213 4 334 253 Luv you all & may t... Read more

  • I am so grateful for all of you that I am bursting!

    11/24/2016 6:58:43 AM, by CTUPTON

    chris 213... Read more

  • Good morning!

    11/24/2016 6:31:44 AM, by HLANIER4

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone! It's going to be a good day, especially when I see my family later. I hope you all have a great and blessed day!... Read more

  • Desperately seeking serenity

    11/24/2016 1:02:50 AM, by SANSANDY1

    Well it all kicked off again in work yesterday and only 15 minutes into my shift. Thankfully all went well and I was well supported. Hoping today is a bit more serene for the parents sake, my student's sake and my sake.... Read more

  • My buddy

    11/23/2016 8:40:15 PM, by HLANIER4

    Well, I was able to test out the light up beanie last night and take my best bud for walk. I hit the treadmill for intervals tonight and am glad I did.... Read more

  • Plus size workout clothes

    11/23/2016 10:29:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    greatist.com/move/plus-size-wo
    rkout-clothes-that-dont-co
    ver-up-your-curves... Read more

  • Yoga moves for inflexible people!

    11/23/2016 9:05:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    greatist.com/move/yoga-mega-in
    flexible-people... Read more

  • Headache

    11/23/2016 4:15:10 AM, by SANSANDY1

    Woke up this morning with a hangover type headache but through drinking lol. Going to try and drink it away... Read more

  • Are you always cold? Here is the solution.

    11/22/2016 6:36:24 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Busy day

    11/22/2016 3:02:44 AM, by SANSANDY1

    Got a 3 hour update course this morning (0930-1200) before I start my late shift (1230-2030). It'll take me at least 20 miss to get one site to another so its going to have to be a quick lunch today.... Read more

  • I AM RECOVERING FROM 2 SURGERUES..

    11/21/2016 8:02:49 PM, by SUSIEQQ62

    247 HELLO SPARK FRIENDS.. I PRAY THAT YOU ALL ARE DOING WELL. I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR A MONTH, THEN 7 DAYS IN A REHAB CENTER.. IT STARTED OUT WITH A SURGERY THAT I HAVE HAD BEFORE--HAVE A SMALL BONE TAKEN OUT IN MY LEFT FOOT, THEN I SLIPPED ON THE FLOOR IN THE HOSPITAL ROOM AND BROKE MY FEMUR BO... Read more

  • Hungry

    11/21/2016 2:49:41 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Just eaten my tea too! Will not be going near the kitchen again today... Read more

  • Groups.... Yay or nay......

    11/21/2016 1:14:04 PM, by BECCA_73

    I'm not one for being in a group. In school, I was always the quiet one, maybe more because of not wanting to be "rejected". I'm still standoffish when it comes to being in a group. It's taken me a while to warm up to the girls in my group training group. But, it's slowly getting there. Does t... Read more

  • Exhaustion

    11/21/2016 5:11:54 AM, by HLANIER4

    I guess I've been running on empty for awhile now and it's finally gassed me. Friday I woke up with a sore throat, but luckily no fever. I have slept so much this weekend, struggled with food, and haven't really worked out at all this week. I guess I needed a week off.... Read more

  • The holidays are starting

    11/21/2016 4:14:27 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Day 85: Thanksgiving Food Breakdown

    11/21/2016 12:10:49 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    In my previous post I put down what foods I plan to make for Thanksgiving. I'm going to start some of the prep and making some of the items. Mainly dough, cranberry sauce, and cheese. This is my first vegan thanksgiving but I'm not sweating it. I pretty much am treating it like any other family ... Read more

  • QUIZ: FORMS OF GOVENMENT

    11/20/2016 9:43:13 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.merriam-webster.com/word-g
    ames/government-quiz?utm_c
    ampaign=newsletter&utm_med
    ium=email&utm_source=wotd&
    utm_content=weeklychalleng
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  • "Democracy is the worst form of government....."

    11/20/2016 9:38:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    Winston Churchill once described democracy as the worst form of government, except for all the others.... Read more

  • Periodic Photos of Weight Loss...Last Update 6DEC2016

    11/20/2016 9:00:28 AM, by TUKARAMA

    I will be taking a picture, maybe once every 2 months? I want to keep a record of (hopeful) weight loss. I will try and get about the same pose, and the same shorts. I wish I wore compression shorts for the first 2 pics... maybe I will switch later... we shall see. 15SEP2016, Weight 116 kil... Read more

  • Great sleep

    11/20/2016 4:23:51 AM, by SANSANDY1

    Finally had a good nights sleep. Managed 8.5 hours. Hubby said it was because I had most of the quilt all night . I said if that's all it takes to get me a good nights sleep I'll do the same tonight ๐Ÿ˜... Read more

  • 41 Years !

    11/20/2016 12:11:52 AM, by RAVEN2FEATHERS

    Finally ! I've fought my weight issues now since I'm 13 yrs old, that's 41 yrs now ! Working hard EVERY SINGLE DAY of those 41 yrs to get this weight off all the while people making fun of me, even my own family and the sneers of the medical staff and what's really messed up is that NONE ... Read more

  • Holidays ahead. Expectations. Danger. Danger. Danger. My annual theme.

    11/19/2016 10:03:43 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Hard Day

    11/19/2016 4:24:57 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Had a very busy time in work yesterday but we still managed to fit in a bit of fun for Children in Need. Managed to avoid all the cakes at the cake sale and stick with my lunch. Had an even worse say today. Just about to go for lunch when things took a turn for the worse so lunch cancelled.... Read more

  • WHOA!!!

    11/19/2016 3:27:53 PM, by PGVIGIL_1

    Where to begin!?!? The last blog entry on here was quite a shock to my system, let's see. I ended up having a healthy baby girl who is now 1 year old!! Actually, she just turned 14 months yesterday and is the light of my life.....well 6 months into being a mommy, I found out another shock in life, B... Read more

  • Day 84: Thanksgiving Plans

    11/19/2016 3:42:28 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    News on my leg, it's doing great. Was a little sore this morning but that went right away. The bruise is nasty looking, just gnarly. You'd think I'd be in a lot of pain just looking at it but it doesn't hurt at all. I had another amazing day of activism. I'm now in a few committees. ... Read more

  • Who is best at his job. Priest, Rabbi, and Minister joke.

    11/18/2016 8:13:00 PM, by CTUPTON

    A (female) minister told me this joke. Joke of the Week A Priest, a Rabbi and a Minister A priest, a rabbi and a minister decide to see who's best at his job. The test is to go into the woods, find a bear and try to convert it. After they are done the priest says, "I read to the... Read more

  • Getting back into it

    11/18/2016 9:26:21 AM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Wow so I haven't been very active lately ... I guess that comes with being a new mommy. My time is suddenly stretched thin, the hours literally have been feeling like minutes I have so much to do and not enough hours in the day. On a good note my 4 year old is adjusting well to moving up to the b... Read more

  • Requesting prayers for Mark in Florida.

    11/18/2016 2:56:31 AM, by CTUPTON

    He has been fighting cancer and now has a lung infection. He is wanting to give up. He is a young guy with a big, loving family. Thanks, everyone. chris... Read more

  • Cake Bake

    11/18/2016 1:49:47 AM, by SANSANDY1

    Cake bake at work today to raise money for children in need. I've bought my contribution. Thankfully they aren't tempting me in the slightest.... Read more

  • Day 82: Moving Forward

    11/18/2016 1:01:29 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Today was a wonderful day. I woke up not too much in pain from my leg. I was actually surprised how well my leg was. Who knows why but the pain wasn't there. It just felt a little sore like I worked out just a little too much. Perhaps it was all the ice and taking it easy plus good nutrition. ... Read more

  • Down a few

    11/17/2016 8:45:13 PM, by HLANIER4

    Ok, so taking pictures doesn't exactly make me smile. I'm down 68 lbs and took this as a way to document my progress. Started at a 20/22 and now at a 14/16. I can't believe how much I've lost.... Read more

  • 4% Of My Day

    11/17/2016 1:22:55 PM, by TWIXXI

    "An hour of exercise is only 4% of my day". It's a mantra that I have to use to remind myself that that amount of time is really small in the larger scope of thing and that I'm worth that. It's trying to encourage myself to keep going when I'm ready to say I'm done. Some days it works, other... Read more

  • 101%

    11/17/2016 1:19:51 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Done so well on my calorie breakdown today that I've managed 101% ๐Ÿ˜Š... Read more

  • My accomplishment

    11/17/2016 10:01:00 AM, by U1NANA

    I have lost 54lbs. Since 5/11/16 . I am feeling good. Still got quit a bit to go.... Read more

  • Day 81: Road Bump, we all get them.

    11/17/2016 1:59:32 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    "We should all be eating fruits and vegetables as if our lives depend on it - because they do." - Dr. Michael Greger Today was one of the days I focused on eating. I wasn't perfect because of how my day started but I made some healthy choices in convenience. I started off the day by my... Read more

  • Thank a care giver.

    11/16/2016 9:13:42 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • A funny set of computer keys

    11/16/2016 7:37:20 AM, by CTUPTON

    and 2 more ANY OOPS I have these 8 key covers. They make me laugh. chris 211 ... Read more

  • Muddled mealtimes

    11/16/2016 6:27:59 AM, by SANSANDY1

    Working the late shift today. So difficult to time meals. Had breakfast about 9 after getting up (need the lie in as not long since for isherwood nights). Having to have dinner at 1130 before going to work. Don't know what time I'll get my tea at.... Read more

  • Day 80: 80 days of no sugar.

    11/16/2016 1:43:34 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Wow 80 days of being a Nutritarian Vegan. Amazing! I never thought I'd get this far with it. I thought it would be too strict and difficult for me and I'd just give up totally defeated and sad in my health plan, but here I am. Now, every day hasn't been perfect. On a not so healthy day I might ... Read more

  • No More Overeating !

    11/15/2016 5:59:58 PM, by RAVEN2FEATHERS

    So for the past 42 yrs I've been suffering with overeating bouts and emotional eating as well. But I've turned the corner ! It's here ! I've made it through the rabbit hole ! That's how good I feel ! On November 4th this year I was in my Diabetic Specialist's Office, Dr. G, and she and I h... Read more

  • Early mornings

    11/15/2016 5:46:03 AM, by HLANIER4

    A lot to do today! Busy staff breakfast, then a meeting at another school today, doctor's appointment, son's band concert and at some point I need to work out. Uggg.... Read more

  • Day 79: Busy Days Ahead & Thanksgiving Plans

    11/15/2016 1:04:38 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    These next few days are going to be very busy. I'm doing a bunch of volunteer work and gatherings for my causes. This is helpful to me in a few ways: helping others, helping me keep active, focusing my energy in a positive way, helping the causes, and help me to feel like I'm doing something. Tom... Read more

  • It's happening, Finally !

    11/14/2016 3:24:29 PM, by RAVEN2FEATHERS

    I am, as the song goes, Walking on Sunshine ! Since last Monday, I weigh in weekly to help myself keep on track, this morning when I weighed in I found out that I've dropped 8.8 lbs !!! Thank you Victoza and Dr. G my diabetic specialist !!! I have been struggling for decades to drop this fat of... Read more