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  • Being Me...

    2/6/2016 1:32:03 AM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    Life has been CRAZY lately! This week especially! Although, I do wish people would quit taking what I say out of context! For some reason, my boss thought I was worried and stressed about a certain project at work. Unless she was referring to something I said a few weeks ago, I have no idea why ... Read more

  • Today

    2/5/2016 11:02:42 AM, by BEEKAHBUG

    Well, I was up until about 11:30 last night. Then, I finally went to bed, but I had to sleep practically sitting up so I could breathe. This morning, I had trouble breathing and just felt terrible. I did another breathing treatment around 6ish. Then, I went to work. Work has been OK, though I have b... Read more

  • The hunger monster

    2/4/2016 10:52:32 PM, by TIPTOEKIRKUM

    There was a monster within me today! I'm telling you I did nothing but eat. I just couldn't get full for the life of me. I ended up at the high end of my allowed calories and that isn't me at all. I normally have more than a measly 270 left over. I'm guessing this is my body's way of saying "eat gir... Read more

  • Frustrated

    2/4/2016 10:01:17 PM, by BEEKAHBUG

    I am so utterly frustrated right now. I haven't been able to breathe easily since Tuesday. I ended up at the ER today. I went to my counseling appointment at 5. I could hardly breathe/talk and I was coughing a lot. Dr. King decided that it was more important that I sought treatment than had a sessio... Read more

  • February Goals (A & I TEAM BLOG)

    2/4/2016 4:43:57 PM, by ITSMESHE

    Here I go again... posting monthly goals for the Aspire & Inspire Team's BSG challenge. I'm great at writing goals; not so great at reaching toward them! I am promising myself that this month is going to break that pattern! February is the beginning of my "turn-around," my return to a healthi... Read more

  • Cokes

    2/4/2016 4:23:44 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    This week has had it's ups and downs. I've held on strong and I've done my best. I even ate salad and drank V8 Greens, but the hardest thing I've had to overcome is my soda addiction. I didn't even realize I had a problem. It started out as diet soda, with tons of ice, and then turned into Coke beca... Read more

  • Hello in 2016

    2/4/2016 3:56:37 PM, by RELEASETHESTARS

    It seems I have not been on here in awhile, I just got fed up with everything. Not in a negative way just in general. I ended up back in the 360's closing in on 370 when I finally got a grip again. now I'm back at the beginning of the ticker I still have on my page. I'm annoyed I got down to 315 and... Read more

  • Compare trying to get healthy to using a GPS!!! What a wonderful blog-enjoy!

    2/4/2016 3:40:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pub
    lic_journal_individual.asp
    ?blog_id=6085587 and this blog has another link within it! So basing your weight loss journey on the scale can be as misleading as using a GPS! 198... Read more

  • A belated Groundhog Day funny.

    2/4/2016 11:29:05 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Zero tolerance

    2/4/2016 9:18:41 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Anxieties...

    2/4/2016 8:01:07 AM, by DIMPPY70

    Anxieties... Suck! After the stressful week I ended up with panic attacks this weekend. I haven't had them for almost ten years. I took medication for them which caused quite a bit of weight gain and September of last year was taken off the meds because I seemed to be doing well. I was feeling ... Read more

  • I will not

    2/3/2016 10:48:03 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Pulmonologist Visit

    2/3/2016 5:21:08 PM, by BEEKAHBUG

    Well, today I had some tests run and saw the pulmonologist. He doesn't think my primary diagnosis is asthma. He thinks that I have vocal chord dysfunction. So, I have to go to Ohio State to a specialist to determine what's going on. This is all soooo frustrating!... Read more

  • New Changes (continued)

    2/3/2016 4:34:52 PM, by FDWOODS

    This is now. The scale doesn't move much but my changes are visible in my clothes and my overall attitude to weight loss. ... Read more

  • New Changes

    2/3/2016 4:32:09 PM, by FDWOODS

    I have been blessed to wake up today. I have been equally blessed to see all of the new changes I'm currently undergoing. This is an old picture. ... Read more

  • Walking into my destiny

    2/3/2016 4:15:56 PM, by TIPTOEKIRKUM

    2.01 miles in 54 minutes! I won't always be plus size, I won't always have to shop on the big girl section, I will learn to control my cravings, I will substitute healthier options for the junk. I am learning and I am determined. Hope everyone got their workout on today, if not let's get it! Happy... Read more

  • I can relate to this!

    2/3/2016 9:13:12 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Once more, with feeling!

    2/2/2016 11:36:18 PM, by MIRRAJ

    Joined a competition at work to give me more motivation. Going to win the individual prize (I hope!).... Read more

  • February 2,2016

    2/2/2016 7:29:52 PM, by TIPTOEKIRKUM

    Today has been good! Took a walk with my little girl, she slept, I walked..lol It was too nice to stay in the house. No strength training yet but the night is still young. Just finished a nice bowl of chili and I'm feeling great. Hope everyone has had a great day! Downside of the day: 3 pork rinds ... Read more

  • Can I redo today?

    2/2/2016 7:08:23 PM, by BEEKAHBUG

    I wish I could redo today. I've had a terrible day. I don't mean to complain. That is not the intent of this blog. But, I just need to vent. I'm home alone (hubby's at work until after midnight) and I couldn't get a hold of any of my friends this afternoon. I had a horrible morning this morning... Read more

  • I'm doing this!

    2/2/2016 6:08:16 PM, by HEALTHYIN2016

    Restarted my "get healthy" journey 2 weeks ago and already reminded how amazing simple changes in your diet and exercising regularly can make you feel! I am sick of going back and forth. I am important, my health is important for me and my children. I am NOT going backwards this time. Doing th... Read more

  • Pool at the Gym=body-image self-esteem gets a workout

    2/2/2016 4:51:19 PM, by FUNFITFREEDOM

    My internal dialogue of negative body image vs positive self esteem has kept me from going to the gym to swim more than once a week. And that inner workout takes so much energy that I'm mentally exhausted before I even get there. Swim at the gym was the old plan and I'm very proud of myself for goin... Read more

  • Charlie wants to know...

    2/2/2016 12:02:57 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • February 2, 2016

    2/2/2016 1:01:41 AM, by ITSMESHE

    I really debated with myself about posting this blog because there is really nothing positive about it EXCEPT that I am still here and have not completely given up. The past 8 months have been difficult and stressful. Events range from buying my first home at age 65 on a retirement income (sca... Read more

  • Challenge and change

    2/1/2016 8:30:05 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • 2 pounds more

    2/1/2016 8:13:14 PM, by TIPTOEKIRKUM

    Small victory....reached my first 10 pounds!! Wooohooo!! On to the next ten. Thinking of doing a detox for 10 days just taking some time to get all the info because it would be great to not crave the sweets and junk. Resisting is one thing but actually not wanting them would be totally different. ... Read more

  • 14 pounds down

    2/1/2016 7:14:27 PM, by DONTUWISH922

    Since I started this journey four weeks ago I'm 14 pounds down and I'll tell you what the real big thing is it's all about what you eat 80% of your body weight is about what you eat 20 is about the gym are working out I truly believe that now cuz I worked out for years and it never cut it until I st... Read more

  • AARP free course! The Big KNOW! About self-help becoming more happy.

    2/1/2016 12:24:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    I did not hold much hope that I'd benefit from this online free course. I tried it and I love it. It is NOT someone preaching at you! It is very, very well structured. ANd it is free! It can take 3 weeks to do or do it quicker if you want. You do have to be a member of AARP--a... Read more

  • I've been better :(

    2/1/2016 6:01:35 AM, by 12KELLY10

    It's been a while, I know. But for the first time since I started gaining weight, I'm not really responsible for not exercising. Well, maybe a little bit because I'm apparently too stupid to walk around without an accident :( 2 days before christmas, I was walking and I'm not sure if there was ice... Read more

  • Did pretty well on steps even for a Saturday!

    1/31/2016 12:16:36 PM, by MISSCATY

    Yesterday, I went over 6,000 steps. Yes, I would have liked to have gone over 8,000 but respected my body enough to get the rest I am going to need to get through another tough week. I am determined that this will be a transformative year. I can do this. We can all do this!... Read more

  • New Years Resolutions

    1/31/2016 10:55:31 AM, by 1STEPATATIME74

    So I've heard comments lately from my "exercise crazy" friends about how the gym is clearing out of the resolutioners and back to normal. So I got to thinking about it and it's like these crazy MN drivers around me in the winter :) taking off from the light going full speed and then slamming their b... Read more

  • Lost weight

    1/31/2016 5:45:27 AM, by BEEKAHBUG

    I lost 13.9 lbs total since December... Read more

  • I made it!!!!! 21 day challenge completed!!!

    1/31/2016 12:18:49 AM, by TIPTOEKIRKUM

    There were a lot if tears, rough days and 1 fail. I made it 20 days of the 21 day challenge without fast-food, cookies, cakes, pies, candy, and chips. I am 8 lbs lighter at least until I weigh in on Monday. I am super proud of myself and now I have no excuse why I can't reach my goals....Yay!... Read more

  • Time to start again

    1/30/2016 10:31:05 PM, by MISHA1231

    Here I am back again for another fresh start. Been through a lot last year and I self medicated with food. I am tired of being limited in what I can do because I don't have the energy anymore or I just can't physically do it. Today I begin my journey again.... Read more

  • January 30th

    1/30/2016 10:02:46 PM, by BEEKAHBUG

    1. I have an amazing, supportive church 2. I have started craving water 3. I have started craving salads 4. Life is awesome 5. I have a good work ethic... Read more

  • Today's Event

    1/30/2016 9:13:41 PM, by TIPTOEKIRKUM

    Hi All, Today was supposed to be a lazy day but I found a way to get in my steps . Little one and I went for an hour walk and it was so nice. She slept while I walked and listened to my gospel music. Spent some time with the ladies of my church doing prayer cloths, it turned out to be quite the r... Read more

  • Down 7

    1/30/2016 7:17:10 PM, by TULALU111

    Down 7 pounds as of this morning but didn't eat well today... Read more

  • Favorite Smoothies

    1/30/2016 5:01:07 PM, by FUNFITFREEDOM

    Centrifugal juicers extract juice by grinding then spinning using centrifugal force to extract the juice from veggies and fruit. Pros: they're cheap, they work very well on hard veggies like carrots and most stores even Walmart sell them and replacement parts are easy to find. Cons: They extract a l... Read more

  • Thought

    1/30/2016 1:39:56 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Your mind is behind your success- Usually it's the thought that we can't do it, that stops us.... Read more

  • What I learned on vacation

    1/30/2016 12:43:39 PM, by SCRAPPYGAL1

    Well, we're back home. Two day drive, 11 day cruise, 2 day drive. We had a blast. I didn't "pig-out" but my eating was very relaxed. I did sneak in exercise by taking the stairs instead of the elevators. We also did a lot of walking on the islands, one snorkeling trip and 1 dive. I lost 1.5lb... Read more

  • This app!

    1/29/2016 10:13:00 PM, by TIPTOEKIRKUM

    I am loving the connections, inspiration, and laughs I get from this app. Everyone needs motivating at times and I am glad that I can turn to this app and get through the day or minutes. It's a long road ahead of me but I am destined for greatness! I know each of you will reach your goals as well. W... Read more

  • Day 3

    1/29/2016 8:14:42 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    Day 3 and I'm doing better and better with my diet. I really do need to get some excersize done though. Today my kids were out of school, so I just dealt with them all day. I didn't have any alone time to do my videos or anything. I did very very well on my diet though. I've eaten healthy all day an... Read more

  • Help for caregivers--2 links-unfinished blog....

    1/29/2016 6:11:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    youreldercareconsultants.com/c
    aregiving-circle/caring-ca
    regiver Caregivinghelp.org I will add more info later, chris... Read more

  • The Skinny on Loose Skin After a Big Loss

    1/29/2016 11:28:49 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    First the pictures so you'll see where I was and where I went to... Now that you have seen, I will tell you that yes I had a tummy tuck but no other surgery, weight loss or skin removal. It was just between the groin and belly button, not a full on abdomnoplasty. I had 3 hernias and dead co... Read more

  • Steps Against the Cold!

    1/29/2016 8:22:21 AM, by MISSCATY

    I use transit. I have not had a car for nearly 30 years. In the winter here, it gets cold on bus benches. If I get cold now, I walk. If I can walk to my next stop, I do. If I can't, I walk up and down the block. This is really increasing my activity level....and painlessly. This m... Read more

  • Running

    1/28/2016 11:30:47 PM, by TIPTOEKIRKUM

    I have seen several individual state that they run or they are runners/joggers. First of all, how do you start when you are overweight and flat footed? Secondly, does it not hurt your shins, knees, and feet with the extra weight. Third, what shoes are you using? Are you running intervals, how many m... Read more

  • Here We Go Again

    1/28/2016 6:01:07 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    I could sit here and feel sorry for myself. I could be mad at myself. I could wallow in my own self pity. I could feel negatively for my lack of care in myself, but after a lot of deep thought, I've decided that negativity and shame isn't going to do it for me this time. If I'm going to do this, I'm... Read more

  • My Fiber Food List

    1/28/2016 12:29:11 PM, by FUNFITFREEDOM

    calories and fiber content Apple raw 1 med 70 4.0 baked 1 large 100 5.0 applesauce 2/3 cup 182 3.6 Banana whole 1 med 8" 96 3.0 Beans cooked 1 cup AVERAGE 15-19 Lima beans, cooked 1 cup 14 g Adzuki beans, cooked 1 cup 17 g... Read more

  • January 28, 2016

    1/28/2016 5:45:43 AM, by BEEKAHBUG

    Steps to achieve my goals: 1. I will obtain my EdD. (I just submitted another draft of my dissertation last night) A. Submit my dissertation within a week of receiving feedback B. Hopefully I will defend my proposal at the end of February 2. I will have chil... Read more

  • Sometimes, I just want to eat the world !

    1/28/2016 5:32:26 AM, by RAVEN2FEATHERS

    Yep sometimes I just want to eat the world ! I am having a lot of trouble with sticking to it, keeping the ultimate goal in site, getting healthy for me. I work so hard and then I sabotage myself and I do not understand why I keep doing this. Does anyone have any real insight to why certain peo... Read more

  • Tonight's Dinner Frustration

    1/27/2016 9:52:30 PM, by TIPTOEKIRKUM

    Sooooo, kids wanted pizza and husband wanted Church's chicken and boy did it smell wonderful! I so wanted the pizza because it's my favorite food. While it would have been okay to have a slice, my 21 day challenge and the fact that I didn't do a lot of exercise kept me from indulging. I literally ... Read more

  • favorite SP recipes

    1/27/2016 9:21:26 PM, by FUNFITFREEDOM

    APPLE PIE No crust-just a little bit of oats. has pecans. very good flavor. I subbed the sugar with xylitol. it was okay. I'm going to try a natural sugar that's low glycemic next time. https://recipes.sparkpeople.
    com/recipe-detail.asp?reci
    pe=1462660 PIZZA https://recipes.... Read more

  • What I did last night...and this morning....

    1/27/2016 4:07:34 PM, by MISSCATY

    Yesterday's trip home was a story of cold weather and hairsbreadth missed buses. At my transfer point, I had a 15 minute wait for the next bus home. When I felt the January chill...I got up and paced up and down the block. Once I got home, I looked at my friendly FitBit and saw how few steps we... Read more

  • Frustrated but not giving up

    1/27/2016 1:46:28 PM, by JANNY316

    I have had to get a cortisone shot in my knee and it won't cure what is going on but may give me a couple of pain free months. Every time I get on a good workout schedule, my knee would swell and have pain for several days, and off my routine I would go. I hope to lose some lbs. before I have to g... Read more

  • Cleaning out my "closet"

    1/27/2016 8:40:36 AM, by CRAZYMELINDA

    Where to begin? I have been so disappointed in myself lately. I started out strong in my quest for a healthier lifestyle, and then ever so slowly began to lose steam. Though I still continue to log on to SP every day, t have only been halfheartedly following the program. The negative self-talk b... Read more

  • Sigh...

    1/27/2016 7:32:50 AM, by DIMPPY70

    What a week! Well... let's start this blog off with I gained 3 pounds this past week. I know exactly where they came from. We had a major snow storm this past weekend on the east coast and along with that came being stuck indoors. I overindulged in the eating area! Plus I didn't get my water i... Read more

  • I AM SO, SO SAD FOR KEEP BEING CODEPENDENTLY SICK WITH MY MOM

    1/26/2016 9:10:42 PM, by LADYANDREA2012

    I had been very happy and active with SparkPeople and sparking around every day. I know for sure that if I keep coming back to Sparkpeople sanity and health will stay with me always. So I come to my page and interact with my sparks friends everyday. I am as healthy asI had never before. Toni... Read more

  • The treadmill dance

    1/26/2016 7:11:29 PM, by TIPTOEKIRKUM

    I walked past you several times this morning, wondering if I really wanted to start this rollercoaster ride again. Finally at 10:45 I put on my big girl stretchy leggings and jumped on for a wild ride. We were together for a total of 26 minutes and you never once laughed when I tried to reach my tar... Read more

  • Day 1 Running

    1/26/2016 1:37:54 PM, by RUNFAST6788

    I'm starting the couch to 5k plan. Walk 2min, run 1min, 10x last night. Felt like I had saddle sacks on my hips by reps 8-10. Thought I'd be hurting today, and I'm not. Workout two is tonight.... Read more

  • What hand cream do you like best for winter hands?

    1/26/2016 12:59:39 PM, by CTUPTON

    This was just recommended to me. What is your favorite kind??? chris... Read more

  • It has been a struggle...

    1/26/2016 10:48:46 AM, by MISSCATY

    The cold temps....the things going on in my head....it has been a struggle to do anything except curl up and eat. Today, though, today I am making a choice to do what is good for me. I am moving (2,797 steps at 9:47 AM) and I am eating on plan. The Oreos ten feet away from me are not a probl... Read more

  • I keep putting off making a new profile photo....

    1/26/2016 9:00:44 AM, by CTUPTON

    I keep wanting to take a new profile photo of John and me. I never think we look good enough.... I guess. We both have lost weight. And my hair is certainly not short anymore--it goes down to the middle of my back! And hubby's health aide's husband shaves John and shaves his head, too! Oh my... Read more

  • January 26, 2016

    1/26/2016 5:48:17 AM, by BEEKAHBUG

    As challenged by Woubbie, here are some goals for the future: 1. I will obtain my EdD. (I just submitted another draft of my dissertation last night) 2. I will have children 3. I will buy a house 4. I will become a college professor 5. I will eventually lose 130 lbs... Read more

  • Ecclesiastes 6-7

    1/26/2016 5:43:13 AM, by BEEKAHBUG

    The number one lesson I got out of these chapters is the importance of balance. Solomon warns about the extremes of wisdom and folly. Instead, it is better to find a balance. This is so true! It is important that we have a balance of all the realms of this life. If we get too focused on one area, th... Read more

  • Doctor's Appointment

    1/25/2016 7:00:57 PM, by BEEKAHBUG

    I had an appointment with the OB/GYN today. It went really well! I am greatly encouraged by it. We have a game plan for me to get pregnant once my hubby and I are settled in a house. Hopefully that will be soon. We have a few houses we want to look at in the next couple of weeks. I've inquired about... Read more

  • January

    1/25/2016 4:07:14 PM, by JUDITHROXANA

    It has been tough lately. Truth be told I have no idea what I weigh and I am probably not doing as well as I would like. However, I am now walking without crutches 2 months after my acl reconstruction and meniscus repair. I really want to lose weight. It is important. For some reason I do not s... Read more

  • DD's cat, Bob at Christmas 2015

    1/25/2016 3:05:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    Bob is a Manx. Manx cats have no tail. He is "Mr. Cool" and a bit standoffish. As opposed to Cujo, our own cat. Cujo runs to everyone and shows off by rolling over a few times. Both cats are about 7 years old. And we each got them when they were babies. Bob joined us about 5 months ago. ... Read more

  • Jan. 25 (reminder for women who strength train about weight)

    1/25/2016 11:28:20 AM, by DO-GOOD

    I lost 8 pounds and then I am up 6 pounds. I have stayed in calories ever day this month and exercised everyday. If I was only measuring by the scale It would feel like failure. But, I have learned a thing are two about how my body works. I am adding muscle. Then eventually I lose the pounds I went... Read more

  • The numbers are declining.......

    1/25/2016 7:41:59 AM, by TIPTOEKIRKUM

    Monday weigh in was a success.....3 pounds lost! I am really excited but I didn't have any expectations because I have been on this rollercoaster before. I don't expect anything each week. I am happy to be more active and monitoring my calories. Each week is going to be a challenge for me because ... Read more

  • Ecclesiastes 4-5

    1/25/2016 7:23:02 AM, by BEEKAHBUG

    I am finding Ecclesiastes to be an interesting book! The purpose in life is not to attain wealth. Instead, the purpose of life is to fear God. Solomon warns against the dangers of possessing too much wealth and worshiping wealth instead of God. He points out that many men are not happy with what the... Read more

  • January 25, 2016

    1/25/2016 6:55:48 AM, by BEEKAHBUG

    I am really struggling to continue to come up with unique positives to say about myself. So, I think I am going to start listing some of the things I like to do. 1. I like to draw/paint 2. I like to quilt 3. I like to garden 4. I like to raise animals 5. I like to color... Read more

  • Only 30 min

    1/24/2016 10:26:52 PM, by TULALU111

    Today I Walked mile. It's the first excerise I done in months. I'm definitely tired... Read more

  • Sunday Funday

    1/24/2016 7:25:20 PM, by TIPTOEKIRKUM

    Hope everyone has had a great Sunday! My family and I went to church and then went and made dinner with friends. I realized that all I had for breakfast was coffee, church lasted through lunch and then we ended up finally eating dinner with our friends. My calories are low today but I did have a gre... Read more

  • Jan.24

    1/24/2016 2:01:06 PM, by DO-GOOD

    Morning Bible- Levit. ch. 1-7 248 Exercise-100 minutes 248 calories-in Sp ranges 248 ... Read more

  • Guess how many people *** joined SP*** January 3-9? (in just 1 week)

    1/24/2016 12:20:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    a. over 10,000 b. over 20,000 c. over 30,000 d. over 40,000 e. over 50,000 47,248... Read more

  • Ecclesiastes 1-3

    1/24/2016 9:55:45 AM, by BEEKAHBUG

    I have puzzled over where to go from Ruth. So, I decided to read Ecclesiastes. The first two chapters are downright depressing. The author, I assume is Solomon, declares that everything in this world is worthless. He likens it to chasing after the wind. Then, he says that the delight of man is in hi... Read more

  • January 24, 2016

    1/24/2016 7:11:56 AM, by BEEKAHBUG

    91 224 1. My hubby loves me 2. My hubby makes good money 3. Jesus loves me 4. I have my coffee 5. I have all my needs supplied... Read more

  • Weekend Funk

    1/23/2016 7:25:48 PM, by TIPTOEKIRKUM

    Didn't workout today at all but I have worked out all this week....maybe today will be a rest day. I've been catching up on my sleep because with a newborn and working hubby, I often don't get enough rest. Hope everyone has a great day!!... Read more

  • Feeling good.

    1/23/2016 3:52:51 PM, by RUNFAST6788

    A little tired, but good. Worked out for one hour last night. Need to do this to really start losing.... Read more

  • Ruth 4

    1/23/2016 12:05:08 PM, by BEEKAHBUG

    One thing I noticed about this passage is God's faithfulness. He provided for Ruth and Naomi throughout the entire story. You can see God working in every aspect of this book. Then, God blesses Ruth with a child and Naomi with a grandson. It is my deepest desire and prayer to have a child. I have fa... Read more

  • Jan. 23

    1/23/2016 11:41:59 AM, by DO-GOOD

    Good morning all! I had a refreshing night last night. It was a simple family night cuddled on the couch watching Beauty and the Beast and laughing.I look forward to church! I hope you have a refreshing weekend as well! Father I pray you renew my SP friends strength refresh them in Jesus name I pra... Read more

  • January 23, 2016

    1/23/2016 11:08:52 AM, by BEEKAHBUG

    1. I have awesome nieces and nephews 2. I attend an amazing church 3. I play piano, violin, and flute at church 4. I have supportive "real life" and "online" friends 5. I make enough money for all my needs and most of my wants to be supplied... Read more

  • Cats

    1/23/2016 11:04:38 AM, by CTUPTON

    You won't believe the next one! chris ... Read more

  • 3.5 pounds lost in my first week

    1/23/2016 10:38:04 AM, by LBP1961

    I am so happy this morning. I counted my calories and stayed under 1 500 all week. I did my walking, one hour every day. Last night, I took the advice of a fellow sp hippychick and I gave myself a cheat day, I had 3 glasses of wine but I ate well all day long. I know it is only the first week, bu... Read more

  • A Blog for women about Being beautiful

    1/22/2016 9:41:05 PM, by DO-GOOD

    He is amazing we have been married 13 years and he still makes me blush. He told me I was beautiful when I was pregnant with our children and could not see my toes. I have scars from C-sections, stretch marks and well my belly just never was the same after babies.... I have been overweight most m... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 01/22/2016

    1/22/2016 5:53:00 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    Revelation 2:17 New International Version He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give him a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it. King James Version... Read more

  • Hit a lull

    1/22/2016 2:43:02 PM, by RUNFAST6788

    The last six days I've craved chocolate like crazy and I'm having a hard time getting too the gym. Food and water part us easy enough, tho.... Read more

  • SP article: Rewarding yourself

    1/22/2016 1:04:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    224 208 "I did good!" (Sorry about the grammar.) Of course this is not a new idea. It just might make the healthy choice behaviors, especially those times when it gets harder, more fun instead of a drag. 211 SPARKPEOPLE ARTICLE REWARD ROSTER CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITES AND USE THEM L... Read more

  • Breastfeeding Mamas

    1/22/2016 12:39:21 PM, by TIPTOEKIRKUM

    Okay ladies, I can't be the only mama on the site that breastfeeds her little one. As I sit her with my baby girl in my arms I'm wondering, how many actual calories I burn per day doing this. She does get at least 3 small bottles today but I am wondering also are you gals logging these so called "bu... Read more

  • Jan. 22

    1/22/2016 12:38:20 PM, by DO-GOOD

    God Bless you today 223 ! Morning Bible- Exodus Ch. 32-34 248 Exercise-125 minutes 248 Calories-in Sp ranges 248... Read more

  • Political Correctness is frustrating!

    1/22/2016 12:04:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    Just zoom your screen to 200 or so to read this... My "zoom" is on bottom right of my screen. or go to www.dailyhaha.com/_pics/politi
    cal_correctness4590.htm ... Read more

  • I wonder why....

    1/22/2016 12:01:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    When you want to make sure to save an important paper and make sure it does not get folded, you put it in something called .........a folder. 24 ... Read more

  • no more juicing for me.

    1/22/2016 10:07:55 AM, by LBP1961

    Just came back from another beautiful walk. My legs are so sore but I am doing stretches. My food is on track. I am very happy. My hubby made me realize that I always go into extreme mode. I had started juicing again and it makes me miserable plus the more I think about it, the more it does no... Read more

  • Ruth 3

    1/22/2016 6:17:27 AM, by BEEKAHBUG

    This is a passage where I do not fully understand the implications of the text. I do not know the whole historical context behind all this. I do know about the kinsman-redeemer. But, not much. However, I do not know the significance of Ruth uncovering Boaz' feet at the threshing floor. I will have t... Read more

  • January 22, 2016

    1/22/2016 6:11:10 AM, by BEEKAHBUG

    1. I'm buying a house soon (in the looking stage) 2. I will hopefully have my doctorate in the next year 3. I enjoy teaching music 4. I enjoy quilting 5. I have an awesome hubby!!!!!... Read more

  • Eight days in the hospital

    1/22/2016 2:03:33 AM, by TOMMYSANGEL13

    It seems everytime I get motivated theres a setback! I've been here 8 days now on complete bed rest. I have not been able to get any activity. i have barey been eating cause I can't anything down. This has really put a kink in my plans. So far they sayI have at least 3 more days here, who knows aft... Read more

  • Leaving On A Jet Plane...

    1/22/2016 12:40:26 AM, by BLUBBERBLASTER5

    Tonight at 10:00pm we were suppose to pick Todd up at the airport. He was visiting his dad all week in South Carolina. There was bad weather in Chicago, so his plane was delayed in Charleston. They finally left 2 hours after their scheduled departure, so of course he missed his connecting flight in ... Read more

  • Size Me Up

    1/21/2016 8:19:20 PM, by -DESZEE-

    I'm always amazed at taking measurements how everything slowly goes down equally and together. I guess it makes sense when your moving both legs at the same time, that they would measure the same or close to the same every month. I wonder what would happen if you didn't move one limb, would it sti... Read more

  • 2 miles

    1/21/2016 2:11:50 PM, by TIPTOEKIRKUM

    While I'm sure it seems like nothing to some....two miles is major for this girl. I have procrastinated all day about getting up and doing it but it's done and I am completely happy with my self. I happen to realize today that I have worked out every day except Saturday and Sunday since I started th... Read more

  • Self Fulfilling Prophecies

    1/21/2016 11:51:52 AM, by FUNFITFREEDOM

    Self fulfilling prophecies are beliefs that come true. Generally unconscious. Old beliefs that drive the self fulfilling prophecies holding me back: I'm fat. I lose weight slowly. I am genetically predisposed to gaining weight fast and holding onto it. I always gain back the weight that I loose... Read more