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  • day 3

    5/26/2017 11:41:48 AM, by LBP1961

    Did my walk and did my turbo jam. I forgot how good it feels to sit there after your turbo jam session and just sweat like crazy. I love that. Can't say that I love doing the turbo jam, that would be lying. I hope to one day get to love it. My food is on track. My mood is optimistic. Usually m... Read more

  • 2017 BODY IMAGE

    5/26/2017 11:40:06 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had great workout this morning then came home and cooked cubed steak and baby lima beans and cornbread so far still just 360 calories for the day befor i lost weigh i wasnt that concerned about body shaming i finally had enough of me abusing my body and how i felt ... Read more

  • Quickly and safely remove a tick with tweezers not oils or vaseline, etc.

    5/26/2017 10:55:10 AM, by CTUPTON

    CDC.gov If you find a tick attached to your skin, there's no need to panic. There are several tick removal devices on the market, but a plain set of fine-tipped tweezers will remove a tick quite effectively. How to remove a tick 1. Use fine-tipped tweezers to grasp the tick as close to t... Read more

  • Vacation weight gain

    5/26/2017 9:53:27 AM, by EDEACONTX

    So, first day back at work after four days at the beach. Tired. I got on the scale this morning. Gained 4.2lbs. But I'm not fussing. My sister in law bought two cases of soda, which of one was a favorite of mine, didn't touch it. Today is day #39 without soda. I didn't over indulge with the alcohol ... Read more

  • Sonething that works

    5/25/2017 8:40:32 PM, by LARENTA

    I found out that telling my friends and family that I am watching out for my weight works for me. Even if they're not following any diet or doing any health decision for themselves, the fact that I repeat that I am on a diet and on a healthier lifestyle makes them more concious of what they are eati... Read more

  • day 2

    5/25/2017 3:12:09 PM, by LBP1961

    I am still going strong. Did my walk and just waiting for supper now. I am doing the eat stop eat program. It works well for me. Will be working in the garden tomorrow and this week-end with my hubby. We have decided to try again. Every time we did before, the seeds and vegetables got ea... Read more

  • This is the day the Lord has made!

    5/25/2017 2:50:47 PM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    Today I am resting in the love and grace of our Heavenly Father, when things get to hard I sit back and breathe and focus on the awesome things He has done and is doing in my life. I am on a health journey , it is not perfect, in fact it seems like there is no plan set in stone, but I guess th... Read more

  • Oh wow! Videos about knee arthritis, etc.

    5/25/2017 2:25:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    Not just one but many you tube videos! I wish I had seen these before my knee doctor appointment! https://www.youtube.com/watc
    h?v=OqXgq7C_CYk copy and paste I hope this leads you to the you tube videos. If not, do a search of you tube knee arthritis. chris ... Read more

  • 2017 TREADMILL

    5/25/2017 11:30:06 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers had great workout this morning cardio and weights feeling pretty good me and hubby going to see our son in a bit i slowly started on treadmill this morning i know most of you think i am crazy but i fell years ago off one and traumatized me i guess but slowly getting off my fear wish me ... Read more

  • Knee doctor surprised me.

    5/25/2017 11:00:07 AM, by CTUPTON

    He says my knees are not damaged enough for surgery now. I am very surprised!that's good, I guess. He was very rude to me and I wrote a complaint letter to his office. they had patient satisfaction forms in several places there. He acted like I was a sedentary person who just sat aroun... Read more

  • Edgar Allen Poe

    5/25/2017 10:54:47 AM, by CTUPTON

    Our daughter gave her Dad a collected works of Edgar Allen Poe. It is not easy reading, but I must be in the mood to tackle it. I still remember some works that I read way back in high school. I just read a novel based on Mrs. Poe. Weird that I just got this second book about the Poe's. ... Read more

  • Gesamtkunstwerk???? word for today. Another word I won't be using.

    5/25/2017 10:50:02 AM, by CTUPTON

    gesamtkunstwerk 24 PRONUNCIATION: (guh-ZAHMT-koonst-vuhrk) MEANING: noun: A work of art that makes use of many different art forms. ETYMOLOGY: From German Gesamtkunstwerk (total artwork), from gesamt (total, whole) + Kunst (art) + Werk (work). Earliest ... Read more

  • 🐫🐫🐫

    5/24/2017 12:51:40 PM, by GLENDAK72

    no changes to report ...runny nose gross cough feel like crap... plus side Susan I tried that wait 3 hours to smoke I did it been up since 4:30 am only smokes 2 cigarettes ... Read more

  • 2017 RESPONSIBILITIES

    5/24/2017 12:30:55 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well omg life is something else husband mama aunt mother-inlaw just have to make time for yourself and i am doing my best mama dont have to go back to dr until june 20 thank goodness but i got to go get handicap sticker for my car for her but i just keep praying becau... Read more

  • If at first you don't succeed, try, try again...

    5/24/2017 11:24:49 AM, by LBP1961

    I am back. Back to 256 pounds. Back to start again. I am concentrating on exercices. I was so ashamed to show my face back here that I would avoid the site completely. But I know it is great motivation and it helps tremendously to record everything. I almost deleted my page and start anew. But I ... Read more

  • Sitting more than 4 hrs per day is harmful-even if you exercise ! Who knew?

    5/24/2017 9:58:55 AM, by CTUPTON

    And sitting makes it easy to eat. 4 "It's much more difficult to eat if you're playing tennis," Tremblay said. 260 A sedentary lifestyle can also have less visible effects. Sitting takes a load off your skeleton and muscles and over time, this may weaken them, Tremblay said. In addi... Read more

  • FOUND! Hearing aid! Thanks be to St. Anthony!

    5/23/2017 2:59:53 PM, by CTUPTON

    It was on the floor of a closet under some dropped clothes. Daughter visited and found it. I told her she would get the monetary reward if she found it! So she looked diligently. Well worth giving her a reward! chris... Read more

  • Tuesday

    5/23/2017 1:06:30 PM, by GLENDAK72

    hello all... so Day 2 of a new week , still feeling bad I did get my steps in yesterday and I'm working toward them today! I stayed in my points. today my chest is hurting me also, I think I been smoking touch (more then usual, is what I mean, even 1 is too much so please don't smoke) it seems as if... Read more

  • 2017 AWESOME WORKOUT TODAY

    5/23/2017 11:44:09 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers awesome workout today whole body cardio abs squats feeling pretty good little tired i think got to come down on blood pressure meds got to take down some numbers for dr what are you all up to today let me know enjoy your day love you all i really worked my abs and hips hard today we hav... Read more

  • food triggers info-researched by a sparkfriend of mine.

    5/23/2017 8:20:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    Info from a sparkfriend! 304 Thank you so much for this! chris Hi everyone: Just wanted to share some information I have been researching and implementing in my diet over the past many months. This is really important for you out there who experience mystery symptoms that even a Dr. cannot... Read more

  • Phase 2 of Atkins

    5/22/2017 2:35:45 PM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    Today is Monday its beautiful and sunny. I am down 5.2 lbs now , I am starting phase 2 of Atkins, I am going to 25 grams of carbs a day . I can have milk, proteins, fats, melon, berries, or cherries, and nuts and vegetables. no whole grains or starchy vegies yet. I am noticing I am s... Read more

  • 2017 MOM DOING BETTER

    5/22/2017 12:08:51 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers my mom during better took her to dr and her balance is better she is really doing her exercises i can really tell the difference in her walk and balance thank you all so much for your prayers and messages so now i can get back really to my exercises and my walking i am working on whole ... Read more

  • Today's TUT Note to me from the UNIVERSE!

    5/22/2017 9:49:55 AM, by CTUPTON

    CHRISTINE, your balance of wit, charm, and intelligence... The measures of your endurance, strength, and stamina... The depths of your sensitivity, passion, and leanings... It's never, not ever, been done before. Now, do you think these things ... Read more

  • monday

    5/22/2017 9:25:01 AM, by GLENDAK72

    it's a new week I had a pretty good weekend I been in a lot of pain since Saturday night so staying in my points was not a problem I don't eat very much when I feel bad my steps was another story I didn't hit my step goal of 2000 yesterday but I got pretty good I got over 1200 and considering how ba... Read more

  • Caregiver woes

    5/21/2017 6:31:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been told I now have to eat meals with my husband when he goes to the dining room. To me this is a hardship and takes away more of my own "free" time. 39 He has been going to breakfast alone and sometimes I have him bring back breakfast for me. It gives me free time in the mornings t... Read more

  • Sunday

    5/21/2017 12:51:28 PM, by GLENDAK72

    well it's Sunday the last day of the weekend woke up this morning a whole lot of paying a hardly move so I guess today I will be spending most of my time on the couch I will try really hard to hit my step goal so from my praying friends reading this I ask you say little prayer for me today y'all hav... Read more

  • Working for the future

    5/20/2017 11:26:19 PM, by LARENTA

    This week I culminated the last step of a chapter in my life. I will miss it, but I am extremely happy it concluded! My graduation recital! It took four years, and now I am studying harder for my future after graduating from a nusic major in voice performance. If it took me four years for a Bach... Read more

  • Gym

    5/20/2017 1:12:06 PM, by NOCALOVE1

    I went to the gym this morning. I did a 28 minute walk workout.... Read more

  • 2017 CLEANING OUT MY CLOTHES AGAIN

    5/20/2017 11:24:35 AM, by MSANN59

    hey guys cleaning out my clothes again so many that i cant do anything with giving to homeless people so they can look for jobs hope you all doing ok worked out with kettlebells this morning that is real workout tell me about if you work out or not with them i started with 5 and 8 pounds tell me wha... Read more

  • Saturday Saturday Saturday

    5/20/2017 8:13:55 AM, by GLENDAK72

    Oh I am happy to see another Saturday... that means 1 more week we've made it through... so my week has been pretty good I have made me a note pad to keep up with stuff also, so now I have 3 major tools to keep me motivated I'm trying really hard to find things that will keep me going , although I'm... Read more

  • 2017 MY FAULT RAISED MY BSL

    5/19/2017 11:38:22 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all are doing well ate some peppermint candy last night raised my bsl omg what was i thinking showed up 160 this morning i want dio that any more but still had great workout one of my buddies was there this morning we went from rowing machine to circuit training goodn cardio an... Read more

  • Life is (really) not a linear process

    5/19/2017 10:59:57 AM, by MISSCATY

    For the past couple months, I have been going up and down the same 10-12 pounds. Yes, this is frustrating BUT it is a reflection of how I am dealing with the rest of my life. I am 60. It is not too late to do better.... Read more

  • 2017 CHANGING BODY

    5/18/2017 11:38:42 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all are doing well today i got in my car just ready to go gym my seat wasnt feeling right i said what wrong with my car omg my belly have shrink more and seat needed to come up again wow another NSV my body just showing out guys and i am loving it i have been thinking about our... Read more

  • Can I control this?

    5/18/2017 9:43:11 AM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    Todays lesson is Emotional eating. I have found my downfall and that is yes i am an emotional eater. This week has been full of anxiety and stress and i am working on channeling that stress, but okay, this emotional eating has to stop!! Today is spark coach, they asked me if this was a s... Read more

  • Thursday

    5/18/2017 9:08:07 AM, by GLENDAK72

    hey sparkbuddies, so I didn't get my vlog uploaded or even taped for that matter I had a busy busy day yesterday plus I wasn't feeling well as the day went on, I think the medicine change is getting to me, lol but that's ok I'm still here and still going on. today I am going to the grocery with my ... Read more

  • Moderation

    5/18/2017 7:51:34 AM, by JEB03253

    Today's Spark Coach message was moderation. It's something I've been working towards already, but I had't put a name to it. I haven't forbidden myself an foods, but am trying to limit amounts. I'm going to keep working at it until it becomes a habit -- a way of life, ... Read more

  • Close ups of seeds--and I mean CLOSE-UPS!

    5/17/2017 5:56:27 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.smithsonianmag.com/science
    -nature/amazing-close-ups-
    of-seeds-116214861/ The color is put in by the scientist/artist to mimic some characteristics of the plant the plant. chris... Read more

  • Positivity

    5/17/2017 5:10:07 PM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    With stress and negative things going on in my life I choose to dwell on the positive. I have a good job, and I pay the bills, and my mortgage. I have a husband who loves me unconditionally. I have loving parents. I love the Lord with all my heart, He is my refuge.... Read more

  • Food trapezoid-instead of food pyramid

    5/17/2017 2:00:45 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Mini meals

    5/17/2017 1:55:59 PM, by CTUPTON

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    ent/imagens-divertidas-min
    iaturas-cafe-da-manha-bolo
    s-e-frutas-rd4rjhdkpqn... Read more

  • Hangry?

    5/17/2017 1:51:24 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • 2017 PROUD OF ME TODAY

    5/17/2017 11:45:18 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are well i went to gym ans workout cardio and circuit training omg then i went to senoir action center and walked and my knees not hurting since my weight have went down hadnt felt this good in long time so proud of myself and one of my friends i hadnt seen in about year and a ... Read more

  • Wednesday

    5/17/2017 10:04:05 AM, by GLENDAK72

    good morning spark buddies today's Wednesday I didn't post yesterday I had a lot going on, I know that's no excuse!! but I'm here today. I had a pretty good day yesterday, not sure on my steps my fit but was dead and I didn't know it so it only registered 430 😂😂 but I'm about to get it off my comp... Read more

  • Things I cannot control

    5/16/2017 2:41:51 PM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    My health is my focus, things are going on in my life, that I cannot control. My husband losing his job I cannot control that, the fact he may not get unemployment I cannot control that either. Stress management is needed in my life, to realize that I cannot fix his or anyones problems.... Read more

  • 2017 RECHARGING THIS TEMPLE

    5/16/2017 11:41:26 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well just remembering the temple that we have our bodies the lord blessed us with we have to take care of it had great workout this morning a little tired from taking my mom yesterday very tiring but i am doing the best i can she dont have to go back until monday then... Read more

  • 2017 PHYSICAL THERAPHY

    5/15/2017 3:01:05 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you are having great day did theraphy for mom they want 40.00 copay each time at twice a week she cant afford that so they giving her excercises to do at home that app not until june 27 it is money world at 85 there want be lot of improve ment because cancer got her but will make h... Read more

  • Monday new week new goals....

    5/15/2017 6:42:52 AM, by GLENDAK72

    happy Monday , so first let me tell ya bout my weekend .......... even with going out to eat and having cake I stayed in my points...lunch was so late we didn't even eat the roast so that's now today's supper yay me lol I reach my goal plus I went over more then 1000 steps I was happy now to my wee... Read more

  • Happy Mothers Day

    5/15/2017 12:00:22 AM, by LARENTA

    So today! I had a wonderful day with my mother!! Mom and dad cooked, my brother visited via face time and had beautiful family reunion. We celebrated mothers day and my dada birthday, so that meant cake (but jo ice cream!) all in all, I behaved... Looking forward to exercising hard like I was doing... Read more

  • Compliments

    5/14/2017 4:15:08 PM, by BECCA_73

    Walking to the tread mill one day last week, one of the younger regular gym girls looked at me as she was on her elipitical kicking butt. She took off her head phones, and excitedly said, "You look awesome in that color top, Becca". As I gave her my signature, are you talking to me look (which fr... Read more

  • Happy Mother's Day

    5/14/2017 10:38:02 AM, by GLENDAK72

    today is a sad but joyful day, I'm happy and very blessed to still have my mother (very thankful) but at almost 45 I still don't have any children (real children) I have 2 furbabies (1 passes away in January) and then o Blue as y'all know lol I also have 5 reborns (vinyl children) please no judgemen... Read more

  • Seriously

    5/14/2017 10:29:48 AM, by JEB03253

    Seriously, who needs to eat three pieces of cheese pizza? Friday night is take out pizza night in our house. I wisely asked for cheese pizza to be ordered so that I didn't get all the extra calories from the loaded pizza the men in my family frequently order, And then I proceeded to eat three... Read more

  • 2017 MOTHERS DAY

    5/14/2017 10:13:00 AM, by MSANN59

    hey all sparkers mothers grandmothers godmothers aunts friends all things take time to be blessed the Lord let us see another mothers day with all the ups and downs of life so all enjoy your the day i am resting get ready for new week love you all enjoy your day!! 247 247 386 104 9 220... Read more

  • the weekends here

    5/13/2017 6:26:22 PM, by GLENDAK72

    happy saturday spark buddies....welcome to the weekend!! I have a new vlog on my yt channel if y'all would like to check it out channe name goaldigger. anyone have any new goals they would like to share ? trying to get my steps in tomorrow today I have as of right now (6:22 p) 3064 steps , o got mos... Read more

  • End of first week of Atkins Phase 1

    5/13/2017 1:30:51 PM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    I am down 4.5 pounds this week. It was not a perfect week but every day I learned something about myself. De stressing myself is a goal I made and a promise I made with my health coach. I took three day s off of work and went to the beach. I knew I had to be mindful of my carbs, but more tha... Read more

  • 2017 FORGIVENESS POWERFUL

    5/13/2017 10:58:19 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all are having wonderful day i had great workout this morning and feeling so blessed i dont know if you have read my blog about my mom didnt raise me but now i am the only one to care for her dont get me wrong see my dad died when i was three months old they were married but he... Read more

  • Happy mistake

    5/13/2017 4:26:21 AM, by BABYJEN75

    When I started out on this recent return to my journey on March 28th, I was wearing a large size 24 / small 26. I bought a pair of shorts tonight at Walmart and thought it was a 22, but it was a 20. I thought ok just for the fun of it lets see how much I need to lose to get these to zip. They are a ... Read more

  • TGIF

    5/12/2017 1:42:15 PM, by EDEACONTX

    I haven't blogged in awhile. I think married life suits me. Now that I am a wife, I want to be a better version of myself. He already loves me the way I am. So I feel like self improvement is an added bonus for everyone. As of today, I have no had a soda in 25 days. I feel accomplished only bec... Read more

  • Seniors texting code

    5/12/2017 12:18:40 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • 2017 BLASTED FAT TODAY

    5/12/2017 11:39:29 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers i blasted fat today cardio strength crunches squats cardio crazy ab machine i feel great today bsl was 103 i had to push hard today what is everybody doing to day then i came home and cooked hubby food for next three days so i can just chill out on mothers day and be blessed to be here ... Read more

  • What would I do if I had unlimited money?

    5/12/2017 10:17:54 AM, by CTUPTON

    534 535 340 Travel, travel, travel till I had my fill. 224 Of course I'd now be able to take family and friends with me! I could have health aides travel with us and care for hubby, The aides would be the people who have been helping us out for the past 11 years. They deserve much more t... Read more

  • "Word of the day" drove me crazy trying to pronounce it!

    5/12/2017 10:04:36 AM, by CTUPTON

    from Merriam Webster word of the day. But there is a button to listen to the pronunciation. I sure needed that today! If I try using it a few times today, people will look at me kinda funny I think. 198 chris supposititious Audio pronunciation adjective | suh-pah-zuh-TISH-us ... Read more

  • TGIF

    5/12/2017 9:01:50 AM, by GLENDAK72

    well it's Friday sparkbuddies and with Friday comes our weekend goals..... for me my main goal is not to blow all the work I've struggled to accomplish this week and then my next goal or goals are to stay in my points and keep my steps up (2000 p/day) try to get in an outside walk (if weather perm... Read more

  • Enter the craziness

    5/12/2017 1:00:33 AM, by LARENTA

    So the end of the semester has arrived and with it, all the craziness that comes with it. I'm a music student, so that means, juries, rehearsals, concerts, recitals and - in my case - graduation... This week has been awful! I haven't had the chance to properly eat or exercise! All I've been able t... Read more

  • What would you do if you had unlimited money?

    5/11/2017 1:58:37 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Points to ponder....

    5/11/2017 1:56:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    And what might that be? For me, I want more energy so I can actually keep up with my to do list and even go have some fun! chris... Read more

  • 2017 GREAT TEST RESULTS AND VISITS

    5/11/2017 11:45:08 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are well went to dr yesterday and diabetic educator this morning i did real well to not have meds for almost a month my feet doing good my weight 190 from 345 blood work good cholostrol still coming down i am so proud of myself that i took control of my health and proud of my ... Read more

  • Thursday again

    5/11/2017 8:48:41 AM, by GLENDAK72

    woot woot the weekends almost here guys... in my head I have all these things I wanna do for the weekend , want to take a few walks , sit outside in the sun and make great choices my goal is also to be smoke free after today , I have 1 cigarette left ( I had 2 when I woke up but I smoked 1) so yeah ... Read more

  • That chaotic feeling

    5/11/2017 1:29:47 AM, by BGARNER-M

    39 Having been diagnosed with Bi-Polar disorder for more than 20 years and recently with ADHD and now with borderline PTSD has really sent me spinning. I have been on my medication for over a year now and it seems I am building up a tolerance to it, I no longer have a psychiatrist in almost a yea... Read more

  • 30 signs that kept us going through the whole race. For YOU who do walk/run. Not me.

    5/10/2017 7:58:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.
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  • humpity hump day

    5/10/2017 2:27:42 PM, by GLENDAK72

    so today I decided that I will still be using sparkpeople for everything except logging my food, I feel I did much better using itrackbites so I'm going to give it another shot and see what happens....but I will still be on here for everything else & also I'll be doing a vlog on my YouTube channel I... Read more

  • Taking time for me

    5/10/2017 1:17:51 PM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    This is a start of my vacation, yes I am actually taking more than one day off. My boss encouraged me to take more time off, due to employee stress burnout and just stress in my life, because I do not take vacations which is not good, I always think there are things that need to be done, bills need... Read more

  • 2017 GOOD NEWS

    5/10/2017 1:11:30 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers good news all my test were good still working on a1c but that was due to having no insulin my cholestrol down another 10 points my bone density was above average and my hubby had very great report his a1c 7.1 he walk 8 miles a day so we doing pretty good for 67 and 68 trying to take car... Read more

  • 2017 CAREGIVER

    5/9/2017 11:48:20 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well took my mom to dr yesterday she has to do more theraphy he says the radiation to kill her cancer took toll on her body the weakness and balance all come from that so hope fully she can get little more balance but i got good workout this morning got to go to doc i... Read more

  • Some Updates

    5/9/2017 9:30:33 AM, by GLENDAK72

    ok so today is tuesday but I want to talk about my weekend , so I did meet my step goals on fit bit for the weekend which 2000 steps a day, and actually on Sunday we had my nephews birthday party at the park, he's a big 3 years old lol but on Sunday I actually got over 3000 steps in yall I was so pr... Read more

  • Monday Monday

    5/8/2017 9:37:14 AM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    First day of a new week , I am ready to grip diabetes by the horns and kick it into remission. My husband helped me with my meal planning, and I am good to go, he is so supportive and I can share my fears with him and he just knows what to say to make everything alright. Atkins is the best ro... Read more

  • Wake up call

    5/7/2017 12:44:16 PM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    With my weight loss j ourney , my goal is also to get my diabetes into remission. Well, yesterday I had a wake up call and a health scare. I went to get my eyes checked, and I now have to go see an opthamologist, because the doctor found a little bleeding behind my eye due to diabetes. ... Read more

  • 2017 REST DAY

    5/7/2017 10:35:47 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers today i rest get ready for new week 3 app to do my doc and my mom but i will be back at gym tuesday morning so let me know what you all are doing today enjoy the day love you all stay FIRED UP!! 244 9 247 247... Read more

  • Hormones Won This Battle

    5/7/2017 4:27:30 AM, by BABYJEN75

    I'm trying to tell myself what I tell everyone else. "It's ok if you slip up, just turn right back around and keep going in the right direction." So much easier said than done. I've been doing great on my journey since I started back down the path again on March 28th. Then tonight those stupid horm... Read more

  • Today

    5/6/2017 11:36:11 PM, by LARENTA

    It has been a special day, specially since I spent the whole day with my family. They are helping me and supporting me in this lifestyle change I'm making! They see the difference physically and in my character! I am blessed, I am loved and I am lucky!! Thank God for the wondrous people he has put a... Read more

  • 2017 MORE NEW FRIENDS

    5/6/2017 10:34:23 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers feeling great today meet another guy at gym this morning to join our crowd he a cop so he cool so we had great excercise and fellowship this morning and update on my other new friends i am so proud of them they are really looking so good and slimming down they look so much younger what ... Read more

  • TGIF

    5/5/2017 1:01:16 PM, by GLENDAK72

    woot woot it's Friday.....so how has everyone's week been? My week has been crazy I have been mostly staying in my calories , I think I went over once maybe twice not sure right off hand , but my choices haven't been that well but but I have to make what we have , my better choices must start at the... Read more

  • 2017 SMALLER CLOTHES

    5/5/2017 11:37:00 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are well had awesome workout this morning after being off 2 days because mom and aunt wed and my blood work and license yesterday so i reall6y was fired up i missed when cant get there being caregiver is a lot of work but wearing this smaller size is just awesome i hate to say ... Read more

  • Feeling stressed

    5/4/2017 10:31:50 PM, by CYWSMILEY

    I have stress I am dealing with from having a final, mid-term and important meeting coming up and want to skip my exercise. I plan on pressing forward as I did not do Wii yesterday and am on a mission. It is like going to work. Sometimes you don't want to go but feel glad you did afterwards. Ha... Read more

  • Turn negative self-talk to positive self-talk

    5/4/2017 9:13:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.
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    uld_never_to_say_to_yourself... Read more

  • Sunshine and better mood

    5/4/2017 2:27:02 PM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    Finally some sunshine here in Oregon! A little too warm for me, but I am not going to complain after it has been so cold and gray here. I think of things that I am doing for my health , and I am at that point in my journey I will do whatever is neccessary no matter how long it takes to be in go... Read more

  • 2017 SIXTY-SEVEN

    5/4/2017 1:11:15 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers today my birthday 67 feeling good but tired had to do blood work and renew my license been busy today but sooo blessed and proud to still be with the living i had great nsv this morning my old license read 340 for weight today 190 omg god good all the time i am living proof so didnt exe... Read more

  • Happy Thursday

    5/4/2017 6:33:51 AM, by GLENDAK72

    so here we are at Thursday, I'm doing ok, I'm having trouble getting all those steps in on my Fitbit but hey I'm not quitting, I got to do this, like me & my friend Susan says we still got living to do....... Read more

  • College Graduation and Finding a New Wave of Motivation.

    5/3/2017 4:20:04 PM, by SPIRIT-WALKER

    It was 2 years ago that I shattered my wrist and I had to have plate and 9 pins put into it. During that time I gained about 50 lbs. At first, it was not wanting to get up and do anything and then the wave of college was also taking over. College is made up of constant homework and projects, so it l... Read more

  • 4 Months!

    5/3/2017 3:35:26 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    This month has been a little less successful than prior months due to a deviation in eating right. I haven't completely given that up, but was very lax in diet this month. I have still been working hard, am still Coke free and have completely given up on my trigger foods, donuts and Flaming Hot Chee... Read more

  • 2017 TIRED DAY

    5/3/2017 2:32:58 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all had good day had to do caregiving things today my aunt was 90 yrs yesterday she had great birthday and then had to go to mom see about her so i am tired today got to go for blood work and drivers license renewal in the morning on my birthday so what you all been doing today... Read more

  • Tips about using candles

    5/3/2017 1:57:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    faithtap.com/7893/get-the-most
    -out-of-your-candles-with-
    these-tips/ I actually hate candles. I am afraid of fire. But these tips might help me use them occasionally. -clip wick s to 1/8 inch above wax WHO KNEW! so less soot gets on the glass -if there is tunneling (m... Read more

  • How have I been?

    5/3/2017 9:44:33 AM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    How am I? Well to be honest I am not sure. I have been gaining weight instead of losing it, I am trying to de stress myself but guess what that stresses me out even more!! I think I need professional help and go to see my counselor again. My husband lost his job last week, in 22 years of ma... Read more

  • it's Tuesday

    5/2/2017 7:01:29 PM, by GLENDAK72

    so it's Tuesday, I'm doing ok I did go over my calorie by 61 and that was because after went back and looked at my tracker to run a report I realized I had 1 serving when should have been 2 but that's ok... also I have not been reaching my goal step of 2000 so far this week but I will I'm not giving... Read more

  • 2017 BONE DENSITY

    5/2/2017 11:41:30 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers going for my bone density today at 2pm getting all my wellness test done then do blood work on my birthday thursday so i am taking care of myself tell me are you doing your wellness test also have have great day love you all!! 593 381 104 9... Read more

  • Day Two of Wii fit u

    5/2/2017 10:31:31 AM, by CYWSMILEY

    My plan this month is to do 10 minutes of each group - balance, dance, strength, aerobics, and yoga at least five days a week. The one other category will be optional. I want to see outcome at end of month. I will post updates.... Read more

  • Day Two of Wii u fit

    5/2/2017 10:31:11 AM, by CYWSMILEY

    My plan this month is to do 10 minutes of each group - balance, dance, strength, aerobics, and yoga at least five days a week. The one other category will be optional. I want to see outcome at end of month. I will post updates.... Read more

  • it's Monday May 1 2017

    5/1/2017 3:06:46 PM, by GLENDAK72

    so yeah so far so good ....I've started of good, it's going to be a great but rough week, I sabotaged myself this last week & half you know if you have arthritis you got to keep moving every day or you can't move, so yeah you know what thy means right lol but I'm doing it I was not able to get in t... Read more

  • WoW Moment

    5/1/2017 2:30:29 PM, by LOVEANGEL2383

    My little girls 2nd birthday was this past weekend. My sister-in-law took pictures for me so my husband and I could just enjoy the party with our little girl. She forwarded those pictures to me that night after the party and when I saw these 2 pictures I just wanted to die. I could not believe my... Read more

  • 2017 FEELING AWESOME TODAY

    5/1/2017 11:30:14 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers feeling awesome today just have to keep pushing dealing with life ups and downs so begining of the week what everybody up to let me know great workout and looking forward to my birthday all have great day love you all keep on sparking!! 386 593 252 381 9 198... Read more

  • starting all over again...

    4/30/2017 6:36:49 PM, by GLENDAK72

    GEESH ...so I broke my number 1 rule guys.. 1) don't let a bad day turn into a bad week so yeah I suck!! lol naw I'm not gonna be hard on myself , but here's the scoop! so last weekend I lost my Fitbit (I found it yesterday) so I had no motivation for myself and I ate what I wanted didn't track bef... Read more