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  • My Journey of Losing Weight

    3/3/2015 10:37:50 AM, by 2009GETINLINE

    I've learned so much from SparkPeople. The communities, blogs and teams have helped me discover: Food intolerance, Portion control, recipes, attitude and how to forgive myself. Forgiving yourself was my biggest hurdle. I lost weight using Sparkpeople, then I started to gain weight eating the sa... Read more

  • exam

    3/2/2015 8:56:57 PM, by IMREITE

    had my physical today. all seemed good waiting for a test to come back but otherwise all seems normal,... Read more

  • Day 11/320 - Fighting the beast within

    3/2/2015 7:22:20 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Night time seems to be the worst for me, I do so good all day then BAM the ugly beast comes out to play. I think hes probably there at all times really, I just tend to be busier in the day or I can at least keep my mind off him more. Maybe the beast isn't attacking me at all and its my own thoughts ... Read more

  • Good riddance to February!

    3/2/2015 1:48:18 PM, by SCRAPPYGAL1

    Yikes - I've been OUT OF CONTROL for an entire month. I swear, sometimes, I could us a good therapist! Yesterday we went grocery shopping. After checkout we had to walk past a Girl Scout cookie stand. I bought 5 boxes - ate 2 of them yesterday. This is what most of February was like and I don'... Read more

  • Worst of my flu fever is past but still not well

    3/2/2015 9:04:34 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have had enough! 225 I want fresh air and get rid of these germs. Someone told me to get meds at the doctor. They always say it is a virus and we have nothing for you, just stuff to reduce symptoms. But I guess there are several antiviral drugs now. I am not used to asking for t... Read more

  • Junk food birthday weekend, but back to blasting today

    3/2/2015 9:01:43 AM, by BECKYF3506

    Saying that we had a non-nutritious weekend would be an understatement. It started off with my husband buying us donuts from our favorite bakery for breakfast on Friday morning. Then my brother in law came over to help us lay some luaun board for the new floor we're putting in the kitchen. ... Read more

  • half price now--SPAT-Spark Activity Tracker

    3/2/2015 8:53:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    543 I have mine on my shoes always and on my water shoes in the pool. It records automatically onto the computer when I walk by. Nice to know it is half price right now. 528 20 Chris... Read more

  • Feb.28 Rare disease day

    3/1/2015 9:00:43 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Yesterday was rare disease day, a day that I never had even heard of until a year or so ago. I think once you know of some of these rare diseases they stick with you ... forever I am sure. As I talked about in an earlier blog I discovered the disease krabbe on facebook. A sweet little girl name Addi... Read more

  • slowing

    3/1/2015 8:38:04 PM, by IMREITE

    it is important to slow down when i eat. i tend to eat to fast... Read more

  • My Last Blog Entry Was on Monday, August 18, 2014...

    3/1/2015 8:20:14 PM, by KELLYB1210

    And today is now Sunday, March 1, 2015... my oh my how the time does fly. I wish that I had a wonderfully happy success story to post for all of you (us) looking for a little inspiration on this cold, damp, and icy (here in PA)- night, but sadly I don't. Over the last 7 months, the only ch... Read more

  • My pre-workout meal

    3/1/2015 6:15:36 PM, by SHER47

    I usually exercise first thing in the morning so I usually have a slice of whole wheat toast and peanut butter with orange juice and milk.... Read more

  • Day 10/320 - Things happen you need to learn to work around :)

    3/1/2015 4:51:29 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Well just three days ago I set my goals and i'm already finding myself having to rethink them. For a very long time my back has been horrid at times, and although its been months since it decided to act up but today it has come out in full force. Normally when I wake up my back aches but it comes ou... Read more

  • Why does exercise stress me out?

    3/1/2015 3:42:41 PM, by SEYTON84

    So, I did a full Debra Mazda Shapely Girl II routine today, and I now feel much better, and despite being out for 3 weeks sick, I did a good job and it wasn't impossibly hard. I knew rationally that it was something I could do. But it took me three hours to get myself to do it. I kept arguing my ... Read more

  • The greatest 5 reasons of all

    3/1/2015 3:30:04 PM, by ESHARA43

    the greatest 5 reasons for me to workout are as follows 1. I want to be able to feel better about myself and to reach my goal of losing weight. 2. I want to show my family that I can lose weight and keep it off. 3. I want to be able to go walking without pain in my legs and back. 4. I want t... Read more

  • This Moment Now

    3/1/2015 1:40:42 PM, by STLSUE01

    I read an introduction to a team from a woman who said that she was looking forward to the future, and it got me to thinking: I can't look at the future. I have to look at now, this minute, this choice that's in front of me. I would love to look forward to the future, because in it, ... Read more

  • Losing It For The LONG HAUL

    3/1/2015 12:48:48 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I wrote this to someone today and it seemed important that I tell everyone this: I know you can do it, because if I can do it with my eating issues, anyone has the power. Just remember that it is not about willpower, it is about avoiding that first compulsive bite- the one that sends you into... Read more

  • Good for Me

    3/1/2015 8:34:27 AM, by DONNALIZ67

    Day 56 of Operation "Good for Me." Getting a few chores done this morning and then going to the gym. Weird thing is, I'm actually looking forward to it. This is a strange feeling for me. I'm gradually adjusting to the idea of putting myself first and taking care of my own needs. Instead of dreading ... Read more

  • saturday

    2/28/2015 9:40:28 PM, by IMREITE

    normal saturday... Read more

  • Oh no! How did the flu get me?

    2/28/2015 1:40:49 PM, by CTUPTON

    SP has many articles about the flu--prevention ans treatment--oh and why it is different from a cold. And if it a "stomach, intestine" thing it is a different virus. I did not know the flu was primarily respiratory. So if you want to know more, do a search on SP for flu. Please do ... Read more

  • Useless wasteland --answer!

    2/28/2015 1:15:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    The Grand Canyon Well Ives sure missed that boat! chris... Read more

  • SP recipes---healthy swaps for things we love but should not eat often

    2/28/2015 1:13:31 PM, by CTUPTON
    utrition_articles.asp?id=1984... Read more

  • hmm

    2/27/2015 12:34:31 AM, by IMREITE

    possibilities. either because i am an eternal optimist or becaue after a quick trial and error i think i may have an answer.... Read more

  • do it and get over it

    2/26/2015 9:34:56 PM, by IMREITE

    I have put off making an appointment for a physical for months. i always had excuses. in january i promised my DH i would make a doctors apointment in februaruy. i forgot about it, but i finally decided to take some time today to look up my insurance info and find a primary care doctor that takes ne... Read more

  • Date specific goal: 100 pounds lost by my birthday

    2/26/2015 8:17:45 PM, by RELEASETHESTARS

    I lost 4 pounds this week and I worked for it. Last week I lost no weight because I was too relaxed and not pushing myself. This week I pushed it. I am still in a motel while my apartment gets redone because of the fire. I am 2.6 miles away from work so I have chosen to walk to amd from work. Not... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 02/26/2015

    2/26/2015 5:37:07 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    Prov 22:4 New International Version Humility and the fear of the Lord bring wealth and honor and life. King James Version "By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life."... Read more

  • Back to Curves!

    2/26/2015 4:15:33 PM, by KYCAROL

    I went back to Curves today. It felt so good. This was the first time in two weeks. I did the routine, but my stamina was a little low and I was tired when I finished, but I am back on track. My food intake is back and I'm tracking everything. Blackie has not come home, so guess he cro... Read more

  • Day 7/320 - Trying to reach a goal without a plan ... impossible !

    2/26/2015 2:01:29 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Well I have still been struggling it actually dawned on me last night that its not a wonder why. I have no structure, I have no guidelines to keep me in check. I have big ambitions and big goals but I haven't set my path for success by making a plan. How silly could a person be to expect to turn the... Read more

  • Try until it's day at a time

    2/26/2015 11:50:17 AM, by LAGIRL0547

    I am still moving along maybe at a slow pace but yet I am moving, had a setback and it took a while to get back focus, I am trying to do this so my husband can see changing his eating habits can be done and if he see that eating healthy can be done maybe he will do it with me. I am strong most of ... Read more

  • Feeling Broken?

    2/26/2015 9:23:05 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Still on my journey to lose that last 50 pounds and revving up! It's starting to come off after a 2 freaking year plateau. I think I was spinning my wheels in the wrong direction. I plateaued after my first 100 pounds for a year and then had to change things up to lose over 100 more. To te... Read more

  • back at it

    2/25/2015 9:59:31 PM, by IMREITE

    back from vacation and time to get back to my goals.... Read more

  • Useless wasteland...where is this?

    2/25/2015 8:35:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    Joseph Ives was given the job of looking at a certain area of the US. Here is his summation: "A few years later, Ives wrote an extensive report on his mission in which he pronounced the ? a beautiful but essentially useless wasteland. “After entering it there is nothing to do but leave,” h... Read more

  • Can't find my flylady motivational music ~!

    2/25/2015 5:18:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    It was so upbeat and motivating. Does anyone know what I am talking about? Thanks, chris 335 542... Read more

  • Fuhrman's food plate

    2/25/2015 4:03:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    Use the link below for a bigger picture.
    pyramid.aspx... Read more

  • Achieving Goals

    2/25/2015 12:53:13 PM, by CRYSTAL0167

    My husband and I both love being outdoors in the summer, but we tend to hibernate in the winter months. He grew up in a small mountain town and only moved into the city to be with me, so four years ago we began our home search with the main priority being a proximity to green space. We were lucky to... Read more

  • Back on Track

    2/24/2015 10:30:23 PM, by SEYTON84

    I still feel sick. This is the worst cold I've had in years, but since I haven't been to the gym or done other exercise in over two weeks. Since I'm beginning to feel better, I managed to both hold myself accountable for calories and get in some light strength training today (Debra Mazda shapely g... Read more

  • Workouts

    2/24/2015 8:45:39 PM, by SHER47

    I am doing well at the gym but haven't been focusing on the videos for spark members. I know every little bit of fitness adds up but I've been feeling down. Although I feel good about losing 16lbs!... Read more

  • home again

    2/24/2015 6:09:00 PM, by IMREITE

    vacation was good. i am a cheapskate and i hate spending money on stuff. we still ate out a couple meals. i avoided the buffets. i did not want to be focused on food. i also avoided the candy and fudge store at the resort.... Read more

  • Why not go to the gym?

    2/24/2015 9:45:37 AM, by BRIEDEL

    I joined my local YMCA 2 weeks ago. The first couple days i was off, I made the excuses that "I don't want to go alone", "I don't know how to use the equipment", and "I'll look stupid". Yeah, those are a mix of true and untrue. #1 "I DON'T WANT TO GO ALONE" While this is true, it's not a good ... Read more

  • Where did my time go??

    2/24/2015 9:44:10 AM, by BRIEDEL

    I used to think I was Sooo busy. I never had time for ANYTHING. Guess what, I was just being lazy. I joined my local YMCA 2 weeks ago. The first couple days i was off, I made the excuses that "I don't want to go alone", "I don't know how to use the equipment", and "I'll look stupid". Yeah, those ar... Read more

  • Reached 275 today

    2/24/2015 7:41:12 AM, by BECKYF3506

    I reached 275 today. I'd been hoping to get there by the end of this month, and I did. That's 22 pounds off. Next mini-goal is 273, which will take me from the "super morbidly obese" category to the "morbidly obese" category. 386... Read more

  • Feeling sad, discouraged and frustrated!!!

    2/24/2015 1:26:01 AM, by AUTUMNMDOVE

    Sometimes I am so mad at myself. See, I suffer with Lupus so there are days where I have chronic pain. I hate it! I used to be able to exercise regularly and now my health prevents me from having regular exercise! I really need some encouragement. I don't like these emotions. I want to get fart... Read more

  • On the Mend

    2/23/2015 11:05:42 PM, by KYCAROL

    Thanks, everybody, for your words of comfort and support during the weekend. I'm feeling better, gradually adding food back in, and still drinking lots of fluids. Now to get back on track with exercise. I plan to get back in the groove with steps and/or the bike tomorrow. Been couped up long eno... Read more

  • Day 3/320 - Sometimes you just struggle until you don't

    2/23/2015 9:05:29 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Well I had a horrid weekend, even after blogging saying I was only going to let one day of mishaps get by I totally failed the entire weekend. I need to equip myself better, being rushed in the city set a spiral of circumstances together that totally set me up for failure. It didn't end with the bad... Read more

  • Stalling Out

    2/23/2015 4:20:13 PM, by SEYTON84

    Since February 12 I've been very sick. Fever on an off, thick mucous, waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to sleep for coughing. I'm not at the point where I haven't been worried about exercise (because I haven't felt up to it) or eating right or focused on losing w... Read more

  • A Time for Everything

    2/22/2015 10:13:44 PM, by TINKFAN2

    I express myself thru written words, to articulate what or how I am feeling or what I am going thru. There are times though, God interrupts my writings to share something with someone. Sometimes that someone is me. Ecclesiasties 3:1-8 intrigues me. It speaks to my spirit man, my inner bein... Read more

  • Recapture motivation

    2/22/2015 7:35:28 PM, by SHER47

    I lost a few days and am recovering motivation and focus. Going to Dusty Sneakers tomorrow!... Read more


    2/22/2015 12:09:02 PM, by READYRUBBIES

    make your own salad dressings, for your oils try:olive oil,grape seed oil,sesame oil,nut oils,or avocado oils.For your acid try:lemon juice,vinegars,and the other flavors to add try:mustard,jams or jelly,herbs like parsley or basil,garlic,shallots,onions,g
    inger,soy sauce,tahini to add a kick to ... Read more

  • Time for Irish Soda Bread--here is one recipe, there are many.

    2/22/2015 9:25:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    Ingredients 4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for currants 4 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch dice 1 3/4 cups cold buttermilk, shaken 1 extra-large egg, lightly beaten ... Read more

  • vacation

    2/22/2015 1:47:55 AM, by IMREITE

    leaving later for vacation. just a couple day get away, but it should relaxing... Read more

  • Day 1/320 - Countdown until paradise :)

    2/21/2015 9:59:45 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    In 320 days and 17 hours I will be boarding the Disney dream cruise ship and sail off paradise :) We have decided on a three day cruise to the bahamas since it will be our first and we're unsure if we like cruises or not lol. We also want to spend some time at disney world so three days on the ship ... Read more

  • Lots more data about coconut oil...

    2/21/2015 9:00:03 PM, by CTUPTON
    oil... Read more

  • Coconut oil better? Well, no real proof. Darn.

    2/21/2015 8:59:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    From Nutrition Action Newsletter:
    /coconut-oil.html... Read more

  • fit bit 2

    2/21/2015 8:58:05 PM, by IMREITE

    My dh has a fit bit now. I hope it motivates him to get moving and stay that way.... Read more

  • Sense and Sensibility

    2/21/2015 6:51:07 PM, by STLSUE01

    Two weeks ago, St. Louis was enjoying 60-degree temperatures, and I had hopes of an early spring. Since then, the temperature has dropped here and everywhere, and snow has covered much of the country. Despite the temperatures, I've been going walking, and posting an "accountability" photo... Read more

  • My Disaster of a Day

    2/21/2015 12:20:28 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    So yesterday turned into a disaster from the get go. The truck for work was running late pushing everyone behind schedule. 2 hours after he should have arrived he finally pulled in. I was of course on a tight schedule to begin with, the baby had a dr appointment in Saint John which is about an hour ... Read more

  • 4 days vacation

    2/20/2015 10:09:37 PM, by IMREITE

    no going to work for 4 days... Read more

  • Fun At the ER ... not!

    2/20/2015 10:08:44 PM, by KYCAROL

    So the sick stomach and upchucking ended me in the ER tonight. Felt I was getting dehydrated and couldn't keep anything down... Even water to rinse my mouth and not even swallowing sent me reeling. With the bad weather moving in tonight we decided it was time to visit the ER. Sure enough, seems I ... Read more

  • Good News and bad news

    2/19/2015 11:03:46 PM, by KYCAROL

    Good news today at the kidney doctor. All my labs are improving and had lost 18 pounds since last visit. Don't go back for 6 months. yea! Bad news-- stomach was totally messed up today. My supper did not digest well last night and I've not been able to eat anything or drink my water. I did... Read more

  • practicing patience

    2/19/2015 10:22:23 PM, by IMREITE

    i have to wait, but i dont want to. i want to plan, celebrete, get exited, but what i am looking forward may not happen yet.... Read more

  • SP cardio for people with joint pain-Jessica Smith free videos

    2/19/2015 6:34:16 PM, by CTUPTON
    rkout-videos/... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 02/19/2015

    2/19/2015 3:09:24 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    Hebrews 3:12-13 New International Version See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin's deceitfulness. King James Version ... Read more

  • One ____ closer

    2/18/2015 11:42:55 PM, by DEBKAYENM

    My new motto is one ____ closer t o being where I want to be. My workout with my trainer is one hour. It is the hardest thing I have ever done, even harder than Marine Corps boot camp but when working out I am one rep closer, one crunch closer, one step closer. When I am done I am one hour closer ... Read more

  • 2 more work days

    2/18/2015 9:56:25 PM, by IMREITE

    then a 4 days away from work. looking foward to my weekend mini vacation. with it being so cold it will be great to be in the hot tub.... Read more

  • Motivational quote

    2/18/2015 7:10:03 PM, by SHER47

    Have to admit the quote is short and sweet and is a slogan for Nike. "Just do it!" Gets me motivated to work out even on a day I don't feel like it.... Read more

  • A change in mindset :) :) :)

    2/18/2015 4:56:03 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Well today I have crossed a threshold ! For the first time that I can ever remember I realized working out makes me happy ! I read over so many articles explaining the benefits of exercise over the years, silently laughing ... hahaha that will never be me, I will HATE exercise until the day I die ! ... Read more

  • Book name: Resilience by Jesse Close

    2/18/2015 4:54:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    Enjoy! chris... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 02/18/2015

    2/18/2015 4:52:00 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    Revelation 3:11-13 New International Version I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. Him who overcomes I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, t... Read more

  • Weigh-In #6 - February 18, 2015

    2/18/2015 10:33:08 AM, by CALLMEALLIE90

    Morning everybody What a week, or however long it's been since I've blogged last - 8 days now I think? Anyway, I think things are finally looking up. After 2 weeks of not working out at all (minus Zumba at my school's rec center that isn't happening today), I finally did my YouTube dance ... Read more

  • Me,

    2/17/2015 11:51:31 PM, by TINKFAN2

    God has been pressing on my heart and mind to write. I have been praying and asking what in. God, in His still quite voice, kept calling me inside my own heat and thoughts. A few weeks ago, Eric and I led our small group on a discussion about loving you neighbor. One thing God keeps bringing t... Read more

  • Our friend's home in Cohassett . MA . Yes, this is scary!

    2/17/2015 9:09:33 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Book about mental illness in the family of Glenn Close

    2/17/2015 8:56:08 PM, by CTUPTON

    Other people seemed to know about this family way before I did. That is not new. I think I live in a cave. Oh well. But I did find the book fascinating and eye opening. Jesse Close was not diagnosed till age 50. But she struggled all her life and no one put it all together till so late in her l... Read more

  • 46 days

    2/17/2015 8:49:52 PM, by IMREITE

    i am giving up mountain dew for lent. some people dont count the sundays so they give up the item for 6 days then can have it on sunday but i am going to give it for 46 days. I am going to grab my last can for a while and be excited.... Read more

  • Egg and Spoon a book I want to read --for fun

    2/17/2015 6:40:09 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is what GOODREADS says about Egg and Spoon: "In this tour de force, master storyteller Gregory Maguire offers a dazzling novel for fantasy lovers of all ages. Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father has been dead for years. One of her brothers has been conscr... Read more

  • Non scale victory, McDonald's edition

    2/17/2015 5:05:05 PM, by RELEASETHESTARS

    I used to go to McDonald's a lot, I haven't been there in months but a coworker gives me all of her free coffee stickers so I decided to go get one. I couldn't find a spot to sit at first because there's only a few pull away chairs, most are attached to the table. There were a few booths open but th... Read more

  • Chronicles of Michelle

    2/17/2015 11:20:35 AM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Well in my last blog I said I was intending to do an introductory blog I however never did manage to get around to it. I'll blame being busy although i've actually had the past two days off work and really have no excuse at all :) I like sparkpeople, I am sure i'll be finding more features as I go a... Read more

  • #walkanyway

    2/17/2015 9:50:45 AM, by STLSUE01

    I'm in a groove (again), walking every morning before work. It's not much, less than a half mile, and only ten minutes, but it's ten minutes more than I used to do three weeks ago. I used to walk constantly, a mile, mile and a half every morning before work, and two or three on Saturday or Sund... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 02/16/2015

    2/16/2015 8:23:54 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    Prov 15:32 New International Version He who ignores discipline despises himself, but whoever heeds correction gains understanding. King James Version "He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding."... Read more

  • I had forgotten about blogging

    2/16/2015 7:22:57 AM, by BORNTOBOUNCE

    2/16/2015 - it's been a very long time since my last blog. I'm struggling a bit right now to get myself back on track and to remain on track. I do well during the day but when I get home I seem to fall apart and I don't know why. Well, I guess I do. I have an upcoming surgery and tomorrow is the... Read more

  • vacation

    2/15/2015 8:22:32 PM, by IMREITE

    1 more week till my mini-vacation... Read more

  • Success?

    2/15/2015 7:15:31 PM, by KYCAROL

    After getting my elliptical/bike up and running, I started with the elliptical. Haha! or should I say it started with me? I was able to do three minutes before I had to quit. I was breathing very hard and actually started coughing! So it looks like it may be a journey to get up to my 20 minute g... Read more

  • I Fell Down, But Today I'm On My Feet

    2/15/2015 7:11:30 PM, by ZAKIYAROX1

    I have allowed myself to fall off track many times. However, Just For Today I am back on my feet. JFT, I am willing to utilize all my Spark Tools to Stay On My Feet In My Fighting Stance. Whew! I feel great!... Read more

  • I Fell Down, But Today I'm On My Feet

    2/15/2015 6:55:24 PM, by ZAKIYAROX1

    I have allowed myself to fall off track many times. However, Just For Today I am back on my feet. JFT, I am willing to utilize all my Spark Tools to Stay On My Feet In My Fighting Stance. Whew! I feel great!... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 02/15/2015

    2/15/2015 12:54:40 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    Isaiah 40:30-31 New International Version Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. King James Version Eve... Read more

  • the verdict is still out

    2/15/2015 10:55:05 AM, by HEYITSLISA

    I have officially been trying the intermittent fasting for a week now, and I'm still not quite sure what to think about it. I'm still doing some refining. As it was pointed out to me, really all it is is skipping breakfast. Yeah, that's pretty much it and I have no problems with that. I still h... Read more

  • Valentine's Day --Resist!

    2/15/2015 9:43:55 AM, by ASYREETA

    Today is the 15th. I have a weakness for saving money and chocolate. I will resist going to the store for sale candy! I will resist!... Read more

  • Valentine's Day

    2/14/2015 9:57:19 PM, by ITSMESHE

    129 This week's Aspire & Inspire Challenge Blog deals with Valentine's Day... Do you celebrate Valentine's Day? If so, how and what is your favorite Valentine's Day memory and/or Valentine's Day gift? 129 No, I don't "celebrate" Valentine's Day at this point in my life. I do sent cards to an... Read more

  • fly by

    2/14/2015 9:48:06 PM, by IMREITE

    last night and today flew by quickly.... Read more

  • Feeling down

    2/14/2015 4:44:22 PM, by SHER47

    Went to a birthday party and ate the wrong things. Need to be more disciplined.... Read more

  • Another dose of reality

    2/14/2015 11:10:57 AM, by CATHYHASSPARK

    Well when I said I needed to change up my lifestyle , this week certainly proved that. This week I was diagnosed with diabetes 2. I felt very emotional and overwhelmed, in fact it was my worst fear come true when it came to my health. I started changing that day, I am following a low carb d... Read more

  • Daily Struggles

    2/14/2015 9:46:06 AM, by STLSUE01

    This morning seems tougher than the last few. I've walked every morning since last Sunday, the 8th, and true to form, the bottom has dropped out of the thermostat, and I've gotten a cold. My pedometer also bit the dust. I can't change the weather, but as we say here in St. Louis, wa... Read more

  • Date set

    2/13/2015 8:46:49 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    OK...April 7th is the date for the new hip. One step at a time.... Read more

  • tumeric benefits and tumeric with BioPerine and arthritis

    2/13/2015 7:37:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    BioPerine(black pepper extract) is to improvement of the turmeric (curcumin)
    8328.html"And at least one new study suggests curcumin's value for arthritis treatment. Since arthritis is so common and the r... Read more

  • Oh now! Huge plumbing problems!

    2/13/2015 3:22:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    The toilet has apparently been leaking water to the basement ceiling--which was just newly sheet rocked and painted. It was so bright and beautiful. Water is raining all over the place down there. The guy we have painting the condo went to the basement and called me down there. I almost fainted... Read more

  • friday

    2/13/2015 9:29:33 AM, by IMREITE

    happy dance. so far a pretty good day... Read more

  • life

    2/13/2015 6:57:04 AM, by MOODYKEYS

    what can I say but it loves to throw a wrench into your way so it doesn't flow smoothly. stress is still taking over and I have gained 5 pounds even though I am going to the gym for 3 hours at a time and working out. only reason I get to gym is because I have to wait for my grandson, who is at scho... Read more

  • I'm in the 360's now

    2/12/2015 11:52:13 PM, by RELEASETHESTARS

    Thank you stress. I guess. That's 5 pounds lost this past week and I didn't work out once. I'm at 368 now and I weighed myself several times because I thought it couldn't be right. Tbh I think those 5 pounds came out of my chest -_- 26 pounds away from 100 pounds lost, any ideas for h... Read more

  • Success

    2/12/2015 10:40:54 PM, by KYCAROL

    Success today. Got my exercise machine -- elliptical/bike cross trainer. SO is putting it together for me. Can't wait to add it to my routine. Will also try to increase my step content and do the videos when my ankle hurts, I am determined to get healthier. Still hung on the weight. Can't... Read more

  • what is your favorite day of the week?

    2/12/2015 9:34:21 PM, by IMREITE

    saturdays. i dont weork weekends so i can sleep in, dont have to be up early the next morning for anything. i generally dont have things strictly planned so i can realax and unwind. if i have energy i can use it if not i can nap.... Read more

  • Need for new hip confirmed by surgeon

    2/12/2015 5:46:51 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    I'm excited to get my life back soon! More details as I learn them...... Read more

  • Wow

    2/12/2015 12:17:43 PM, by KANIESTA76

    I logged in today for the first time in a long time. I need to get everything back into perspective. Since I started this page and this journey life has dealt some unexpected goals. I got divorced, bought a car and finally bought a home. My weight has gone up and down like crazy and I find myself ea... Read more