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  • Still unhappy that you lost only one pound? See this.

    5/24/2016 6:50:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    a pound of fat And I just thought this picture was a bit different! chris... Read more

  • Using mints and cucumbers to lessen overeating.

    5/24/2016 6:18:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    3. Use a mint to master portion control One of my biggest challenges is eating just enough to the point that I get full. I have the tendency to overeat so one way I fight this is by having a mint or chewing gum once I feel full after a meal. Because of mintís strong scent, it naturall... Read more

  • A prank on the ark

    5/24/2016 1:45:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    Here he comes. Give me half a dozen (feathers).... Read more

  • Can I get a Hell Yeah?

    5/24/2016 11:40:02 AM, by CHEMDEPSAM2

    Feeling good today. Woke up, walked and ate something good for me. I've been " stuck" in a negative spin cycle doing nothing and blaming others for my feelings. I'm over it, and it's time to practice what I preach.... Read more

  • Cleanliness is next to --I forgot!

    5/24/2016 11:36:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    I don't really hate cleaning, my fatigue just gets in the way and then things pile up and I get "down." chris ... Read more

  • Day 1 was good

    5/24/2016 5:13:06 AM, by THE70SNUT

    Ok so I decided Monday (now it's yesterday) was day 1 of accountability. I have to admit, although I didn't get my exercise in (didn't sleep well so laid back down for a nap before the 12 hour night shift) the food was prepped and brought and eaten! One thing was co- worker bought pizza and temped... Read more

  • Toxins making skin break out.

    5/23/2016 6:17:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am having lots of rosacea on my face. And just under each eyebrow there is a dry patch--small but it won't go away. I have seen a dermatologist. He gave me an antibiotic cream for the rosacea. It works fairly well. He says they don't even know why it works. He keeps checking the 2 littl... Read more

  • It's done!

    5/23/2016 5:59:32 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • harness for my cat, Cujo?

    5/23/2016 11:49:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    I used one before. I left it on him and it cut his skin, needing stitches! I had no idea it was cutting him Poor kitty! Kitty Holster is one. Is that a good one? Thanks, chris... Read more

  • True and faithful...

    5/23/2016 11:23:22 AM, by LAGIRL0547

    Sunday what a joyful day it was our lesson came from Proverbs c 10 Legacy what are you leaving for your legacy what would you want Christ to write about you....I want Him to say here is my faithful servant who let her light shine....that is what I try to do at all times let my light shine and live f... Read more

  • And Time goes on..........

    5/23/2016 4:50:22 AM, by THE70SNUT

    Away from spark again.........what does that mean? Yep I've gained and at an all time high. Goals set and not met, not motivation or support, but I haven't come here. So, I wanna come back and get the support I need. So much is out of control with my eating, wrong foods, too much, all the time, ... Read more

  • wish I could figure out the new cropper!

    5/22/2016 8:52:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    I changed the banner a little on my sparkpage. Now it is really fuzzy. I guess I blew it up too big. But I had it smaller and there was black on each side. When it first appeared, it had multiple images of the daffoddils. That was OK but I thught I could make it fit better. I see other p... Read more

  • Growing Baby & My Restlessness

    5/21/2016 9:42:22 PM, by HORSELOVNTXGIRL

    I am trying very hard to enjoy Esther and not worry too much about how well I'm doing on loosing weight instead, but it is very hard to do. I am already back wearing my pants that I wore just before I got pregnant, but I want to be below that. Especially since I was working on loosing weight at th... Read more

  • In the process of....

    5/21/2016 2:59:27 PM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    Coloring my hair blond! YOLO! Hahaha ... Read more

  • Budgeting progress

    5/21/2016 12:51:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    This past year has had some huge , unpredicted expenses. 198 Several thousand dollars actually. It could not be avoided. But as the year went on, I knew I was heading for trouble. I was beginning to panic actually. My priority was getting this condo in shape for a big move. Always in the back of ... Read more

  • my biggest supporter.

    5/21/2016 12:25:35 PM, by DOUGSWIFE92

    I guess my biggest supporter would have to be my son. He has asked a lot of questions and told me how great I am doing and how proud he is of me.... Read more

  • Reflection on a Binge

    5/21/2016 5:33:46 AM, by MSDIXIE9

    So I spent the last 2 days with my best friend Krysta. Her two daughters Lex & Lily 129 are my goddaughters. She and I are like sisters. I have always been "Aunt Dixie" to the girls. They've been an active part of my life for 6 years and for about 2 years of that we lived together and I was the liv... Read more

  • PLAY TIME

    5/20/2016 2:39:25 PM, by RENIESSPARKIN

    I had so much fun Tuesday evening! My second to the youngest grandson, Cage-age 9, was in a play at his school. 185 He belonged to Robin Hood's gang who was trying to rescue Cinderella. 32 85 352 188 The children did a remarkable job and made me laugh all the way through. 246 246 2... Read more

  • Friday

    5/20/2016 1:12:57 PM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    So today is day 15 of my new low carb lifestyle. I HAVE to succeed at this. I'm down 18 pounds so far this month, but the scale has been bouncing around for several days now, but I'm feeling confident I'm doing the right thing. I went shopping today and bought me one of those small kitchen ... Read more

  • We Belong Here

    5/20/2016 11:38:15 AM, by EMMEARSENAL

    I want to start off my first blog by addressing the one thing that has held me back from starting a blog for so long. It's the same thing that has held me back from doing most of the things I've wanted to in life, and maybe you'll recognize these three words - even if you've never said them out loud... Read more

  • Huge graduation party stress

    5/19/2016 2:42:18 PM, by DB1167

    So our oldest child graduates High School here in like 2 weeks. So exciting! Well my husband decided that his party will be here at our house........eeeekkk! So we've been landscaping, raking , trimming bushes, trimming our blueberry bushes 50+++ and tons of other home improvements that we've been p... Read more

  • This whiny baby needs Cheeriment

    5/19/2016 9:31:27 AM, by DICHOTOMYGIRL

    I Really Really need some "Cheeriment" (The word you get when your 4 year old mixes up encouragement and cheering up). I got really upset and discouraged and weepy yesterday after the nurse from the Dr's office called. The thing is I didn't expect much from my blood work because everything I re... Read more

  • Love me now, love me than, love me later.....

    5/19/2016 8:05:11 AM, by BROWNNLUV81

    I can only speak from my perspective, so here goes. I've been on this weight loss journey for a long time and I have had some minor victories but more often than not, major defeats. At this exact moment I weigh 306 lbs, way more than when I started my spark page back in 2011. So why am I here eve... Read more

  • Loving you

    5/18/2016 4:46:49 PM, by LAGIRL0547

    We live in a society where you are not pretty if you are not a certain size so they say (I don't). I have never paid attention to that and never will. I love me no matter what size. When I look in the mirror each day I smile. I love me and all that I am. I am not trying to get smaller I am try... Read more

  • Trying to come out of this mood

    5/18/2016 9:21:58 AM, by JANNY316

    I am trying very hard to come out of this mood that I have been in, but honestly, it is not easy. Everyday brings more knee pain, and unable to exercise much at all. I feel like I can't do anything normally. I never thought I would be in this shape before I was even 45 years old! The house... Read more

  • Actually, I like the beach best toward the end of the day.

    5/17/2016 11:45:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    So many people go to the beach in the hot sun. I hate that part of the day. I love being near the water in late afternoon and early evening. Mostly on Cap Cod. chris... Read more

  • Day 5... feeling the burn!

    5/17/2016 3:42:00 PM, by CHARLOTTEMUM

    I started the Bikini Body Mommy 5.0 yesterday. We did a fit test and let's just say I failed! I didn't realize how horribly out of shape I am. But I have to start somewhere! Glad I did. I do my workouts after my daughter goes to bed at night. I find it easier that way. Hope everyone is doing... Read more

  • Final Results of the "I Don't Want to Have Weight Loss Surgery" 13 Week Challenge

    5/17/2016 1:25:05 PM, by DICHOTOMYGIRL

    Original Goal: To wow my Doctor, and convince her that I don't need to have weight loss surgery by losing 40 pounds in 3 months (13 weeks). My Starting weight was 270.4 pounds. I was 1 pound short when I went to the Dr. yesterday due to sickness and my cycle starting. But I got rid of that w... Read more

  • summer....

    5/17/2016 1:13:37 PM, by CTUPTON

    chris... Read more

  • Changing my tune a bit

    5/17/2016 12:39:26 AM, by MSDIXIE9

    Today was my 193 weigh in/measurements for the last 2 weeks. 40 I was disappointed in myself and have no one but myself to blame. I went off course a few times for this occasion or that. I lost only 2# in the two week period when I should have lost 4. Lost 3.5 inches, and BMI dropped from 49... Read more

  • Yes Guide me

    5/16/2016 3:05:54 PM, by LAGIRL0547

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  • Day 4... new workout routine!

    5/16/2016 12:25:20 PM, by CHARLOTTEMUM

    So I've started and quit many different workout programs. But the one that I did find worked (while I was doing it) was Bikini Body Mommy. Well, her 5.0 just started today and she's at her heaviest. She just had a baby awhile back and even though my baby is 2 now, I feel her with wanting to take ... Read more

  • Reflect/Reset

    5/16/2016 12:48:41 AM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    My 94-year-old Grandma passed away earlier this evening in Broomall, PA. She had not been in the greatest of health for several years and ended up dying of congestive heart failure. This is a scary thought because my Dad's mom died 7 years ago of...congestive heart failure! Kind of makes the poss... Read more

  • A May pole before the dance--first time I ever saw this

    5/15/2016 2:43:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    Have you ever seen a May pole dance --or participated ? ... Read more

  • In the merry month of May...

    5/15/2016 2:29:31 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Have you set up personal goals on your start page? With personally chosen graphics...

    5/15/2016 7:31:04 AM, by CTUPTON

    I see the list of goals I personally set up and I see photos I chose to remind me of my goals. Have you done that? I am way better at setting this up than I am of actually accomplishing the goals.... but at least the goals hit me in the face each morning! If I did not do this I am afrai... Read more

  • more....goal photos that pop up on my start page

    5/15/2016 7:22:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    See previous blog -tells exactly where(and how) these photos pop up on my start page ... Read more

  • Some of My "Goal Board Check In" photos.

    5/15/2016 7:18:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    On my start page these photos pop up to remind me daily of my goals. If you don't know where I have these photos: See the START PAGE. On the left is a huge NUMBER 2. For yours, click on the blue words about goals. Two areas pop up, on the left is a list of the goals you set up f... Read more

  • Just Had A Baby

    5/15/2016 1:15:39 AM, by HORSELOVNTXGIRL

    So, I just had a baby girl in March. I have had a wonderful but difficult pregnancy. Despite the hassle of keeping my diabetes and blood pressure under control, I would have to say that this was the most enjoyable pregnancy out of the 3 total that I've had. With Hannah, my oldest, I didn't find o... Read more

  • Interlude: Graduation!

    5/14/2016 11:56:08 PM, by CELAMANTIA

    This blog entry has nothing to do with weight loss. I just wanted to note that my daughter Katherine has just graduated from UGA with degrees in English and Comparative Literature, and has already had a job interview with the UGA Press to hopefully start her desired career in publishing. Wasn'... Read more

  • Day 2...Meal Planning

    5/14/2016 9:23:15 PM, by CHARLOTTEMUM

    How many of you do meal planning? The DS company that I work for does Freezer Meal Workshops and I love them. But it's not something that I use everyday. What do you do for meal planning? Day, week, month? Do you try different meals? Or a lot of the same? Where do you find your recipes? T... Read more

  • I got out on a nature trail!

    5/14/2016 12:43:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    It has been too long since I did this. I had such a great time. Went with our DD. chris 295... Read more

  • Am I now a genuine political activist?

    5/14/2016 10:15:33 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am in the Friends of the Library group. The library floods, is built on a flood plane (!) on a tiny lot. The workers there have tons of ideas and work hard to bring people of all ages into the library. There is just not enough space. So we are trying to get a new library or update this one. ... Read more

  • Love this dressing as a marinade for chicken

    5/14/2016 9:54:17 AM, by CTUPTON

    Kraft Italian Vinaigrette made with Olive Oil 41 4 Now I have a second favorite--and easy! 30 --way to cook my chicken breasts. Prudohmmes (spelling?) chicken spices was my favorite up to now. And I still love that. I buy a huge package of boneless chicken breasts, marinade them, a... Read more

  • shopping day

    5/14/2016 8:06:39 AM, by JAI1969

    so it is Saturday morning and I am off to do my weekly shopping. it is so much cheaper to eat unhealthy, or so I think . Update when i get back 521... Read more

  • What's been going on the last 19 days

    5/14/2016 4:40:18 AM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    I log on and it says that my last news feed update was 19 days ago. Holy moly I've got to make it a point to it a point to get on here....even if I don't blog every day. So I was counting calories and things were going pretty good. I had lost about 7 pounds and was feeling pretty confident. ... Read more

  • May Goals

    5/13/2016 1:15:11 PM, by TRACEEE24

    1. Walk 10k steps 15 days this month. 2. Walk 100 miles 3. Eat a healthy breakfast AND lunch for 20 days this month 4. Walk two 5k's 5. Blog (on Sparkpeople) or Insta about my journey twice a week 6. Take a photo this month to show myself my progress. 7. Walk the dog 2 times a week 8. Wait 15 ... Read more

  • Not a good day

    5/13/2016 1:06:44 PM, by JANNY316

    I am really having a bad day. My knee, ankle, foot and leg swelled up yesterday after my elliptical workout, and I was in so much pain, I could hardly sleep last night. I am so very discouraged. I was so hoping the surgery on my knee would help me, but I am afraid it has not, and my RA may be fla... Read more

  • A national organization to promote fat acceptance!

    5/11/2016 12:34:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    I know some people will say this won't encourage getting slimmer . But I disagree. There is so much prejudice against looking overweight that I think this is an important organization! I spent many, many years hating myself for being overweight--and some of those years I was not even overwei... Read more

  • Does anyone remember the old commenting list to the right of all the team pages?

    5/11/2016 12:00:33 PM, by CTUPTON

    We all complained when sparkpeople changed that way of doing things. 24 I honestly cannot remember it anymore! 40 "Shows to go ya." As my hubby would say.... Read more

  • Breathe and smile :)

    5/11/2016 3:16:38 AM, by MSDIXIE9

    When the scale is moving down by only .4 I have to remember to back up and breathe. Then smile because at least the scale is going in the right direction! 30 It's been a very busy week so far, been gardening 376 my lil' heart out! 26 Sowed lots of seed & starter plants. 27 basil 378 (mom i... Read more

  • This is MY year.

    5/10/2016 4:37:03 PM, by TRACEEE24

    This weekend was an exciting weekend for me. After an 11 year college career, I can officially say I have graduated with my Undergrad degree. Boy, has it been a long ride. Surprisingly I think I am more excited for what happened to me last week though. I weighed myself for the first time la... Read more

  • Ways to make getting enough water more fun and easier!

    5/10/2016 2:00:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    Healthy Lifestyle Tip: 6 Ideas to Make Water Less Boring Name any body part and you will find water is essential to keep it functioning properly. Make a conscious effort to keep yourself hydrated. Mild dehydration can trigger headaches, fatigue and poor concentration. The great news is that th... Read more

  • Then this happened....

    5/10/2016 1:05:08 PM, by WADLEY2013

    It has been several weeks that I have been walking into oblivion, not paying attention to the foods I eat or prepare. Eating as much junk as I can possibly consume when the opportunity arose. Stepped on the scale this morning to get myself a shock, in hopes that a gain would guide me into the righ... Read more

  • The reality of weight loss. So--never-give-up even if you gain.

    5/10/2016 12:11:41 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Week 12 of the "I don't want to have weight loss surgery" Challenge

    5/10/2016 10:19:05 AM, by DICHOTOMYGIRL

    Week #12 (of 13) of the "I don't want to have Weight Loss Surgery Challenge". So it's coming down to the wire. Weeks 10 & 11 were hard weeks with small weight loss numbers, and I was starting to get worried that I wasn't going to make my goal. After doing some number crunching, I realized that ... Read more

  • Great weekend

    5/9/2016 2:14:01 PM, by TRACY6659

    We had a great weekend. Our office closed at 3:30 on Friday, so I met my mom at Bath & Body Works to stock up on their sale. Plus we got fabulous freebees. I get in so much trouble at that store 198 Saturday DH and I went to the car show that was part of the Apple Blossom Festival. We ended ... Read more

  • Mis-Fit

    5/8/2016 7:35:46 PM, by PRPLEVIOLET

    Soooo...how long should it take at a new job to feel like one is "fitting in"? It has been almost 6 months and I still feel like it is my first week. I haven't really connected with anyone. I try to fit in but it seems like I am from Mars or something........(I guess I don't have my phone in my face... Read more

  • BAck to Life

    5/8/2016 4:37:15 PM, by JANNY316

    Finally had my knee surgery on April 7th, and two things; first a tree fell on our home while I was in surgery. Not good. Did a great deal of damage. And I haven't got the results from my surgery I was looking for. Still having pain and swelling some, so a knee replacement will be in future, jus... Read more

  • Fixing wall gouges to be able to show the condo for selling...

    5/8/2016 10:14:26 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am so grateful to our daughter for spending 3 full days spackling and re-painting the hallway to our bedroom. Hubby had a stroke in 2010. He uses a big, powerful motorized wheelchair. It is not all that easy to control. And he is using his non-dominant hand to boot. I had the condo pain... Read more

  • An unexpectedly perfect Mothers Day Gift!

    5/8/2016 9:37:37 AM, by CTUPTON

    I really expected nothing--and was quite satisfied with that. But... when I awoke, I went to my computer as usual and lo and behold a gift--the perfect gift of music. The Montauk Sessions cd was loaded on my computer with a sign that said "hit play" with an arrow to the "play" button whic... Read more

  • So close

    5/7/2016 4:46:44 PM, by CELAMANTIA

    As of this morning I am down 70 pounds since January 31st, and down 106 overall. 0.6 pounds away from losing all the weight I regained since October 5, 2013, 0.8 pounds from my lowest weight in 25 years, and 4 pounds away from my first new weight loss badge here in three years.... Read more

  • when life comes knocking

    5/7/2016 11:55:17 AM, by HEYITSLISA

    You have to answer. Despite REALLY wanting to just pull the blinds, lock the doors, and pretend you're not home! I'm not one to adapt to change very well. I like things to stay the same. For a long time my life was just that. And I was thriving. At the end of 2013 I weighed the lowest I h... Read more

  • Happy!

    5/5/2016 10:12:32 PM, by BENDER2016

    Worked out on bike again. Almost back to normal. :)... Read more

  • Plateau?

    5/5/2016 5:57:19 PM, by BENDER2016

    Need to keep up my momentum! Eating more lately, so not losing as much. Hurt my leg so not exercising as much either. Bummer. Anyway, off to exercise some. Spaghetti was good though, and still stayed within my caloric parameters. Got some new goals, like walking my dog. Hard with broken knee and le... Read more

  • I have been, again, struggling....

    5/5/2016 12:23:42 PM, by MISSCATY

    For the past few weeks, I just have not been able to do it. Just...not. May 2 was going to be THE DAY. Instead, I am celebrating Cinco de Mayo by beginning to be careful and stay within food guidelines...and move more. 3, 018 steps by 11:18. That is more than I did all day last Sunday. ... Read more

  • Cranberry orange kick!

    5/4/2016 4:23:37 PM, by MSDIXIE9

    Added some new arm exercises with dumbbells this morning and I'm feeling it....in a good way! 362 Will take my walk later this afternoon before dinner with lil man. 311 Technically it's a rest day for us but I just feel like moving! 331 Idk about the rest of y'all, but this girl loves any... Read more

  • Recovery and weight gain

    5/4/2016 2:42:47 AM, by DEEZU4U

    So I recently had knee surgery to repair torn acl and cartridge in my left knee. It's been 6 weeks and still got mobility issues but I am improving slowly. The main issue has been the weight I've gained. I'd managed to lose nearly 2 stone and since the surgery I've put nearly 1 of that back on so no... Read more

  • Non-scale victories

    5/3/2016 11:36:14 PM, by MSDIXIE9

    Since I backtracked a bit I've decided to breathe and look at the non-scale goals I have met. My overall goal list is long, so I will only list the ones I have met to date. 1.) Won't be out of breath when I shower or dry off. This was one of the first real goals I was excited to meet. When yo... Read more

  • Moving in the right direction again!

    5/3/2016 1:29:59 PM, by TRACY6659

    Mom and I had a fabulous weekend over in the big city. Hotel was amazing. Did some clothes shopping and so happy that I am now wearing 22/24 and 18/20, which is the size I wore when I met my DH 11 yrs ago. I do NOT miss the insane driving over there though. That was far too stressful, my tummy was ... Read more

  • May Goals

    5/2/2016 12:21:18 PM, by DICHOTOMYGIRL

    Weight: Lose 9.8 Pounds (From 235.8 to 226) Nutrition: 2 veggies & 1 Fruit and 4 glass Water (most Days) Exercise: Add intense exercise 1x per week Strength Training: 3x per week upper body and core Other: Get my garage cleaned out... Read more

  • Weekend Recap

    5/2/2016 11:10:24 AM, by TRACEEE24

    I completed a 5k last month, I promise you, I did, but it absolutely, in no way, shape, or form, compared to the Flying Pig 5k I completed this weekend. I could not be more proud to have completed this 5k. I was overly excited to receive a medal and the experience is something that I could never g... Read more

  • Dealing with arthritis

    5/2/2016 3:47:20 AM, by JUDITHROXANA

    I found out that I have arthritis of the knee and I am in so much pain and very scared. Ortho gave me Mobic but I feel nauseous always and can barely eat and still feel pain. I am afraid of side effects. I lost 10 pounds in one month. I am hoping losing weight will help relieve the pain. I can'... Read more

  • Dealing with arthritis

    5/2/2016 3:47:08 AM, by JUDITHROXANA

    I found out that I have arthritis of the knee and I am in so much pain and very scared. Ortho gave me Mobic but I feel nauseous always and can barely eat and still feel pain. I am afraid of side effects. I lost 10 pounds in one month. I am hoping losing weight will help relieve the pain. I can'... Read more

  • Spring is sprung......you know the rest!

    5/1/2016 2:14:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    and maybe some people are not quite ready for spring: ... Read more

  • Not parking on the grass--rules.

    5/1/2016 1:53:35 PM, by CTUPTON

    I had no idea some towns have an ordinance against this. I can't believe it applies to your own home. You gave me some good ideas like using plywood to save the lawn. When I first moved in, they reprimanded me for putting up a plain green Christmas wreathe with tiny white lights! That stil... Read more

  • Yuky condo rules!

    4/30/2016 4:05:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    I got a reprimand phone call from "the management." not supposed to have my van on the grass. Well- I am moving things out of my basement to declutter this condo for selling. I drove the van to the basement door, 'round back. A truck was coming to take the boxes. They had to park in... Read more

  • Up and down

    4/30/2016 10:35:06 AM, by CHEMDEPSAM2

    Up down up down, this is how my weight and motivation had been. I lose weight and be healthy but something is holding me back. Not sure what it is, but I do know it is something in my head. Need to get ride of the block to move on.... Read more

  • Routine

    4/30/2016 9:12:46 AM, by FAITHLOVEYOGA

    I am finally easing back into my exercise routine. It has sucked not working out, but I needed to take a break from it all.... Read more

  • Hiatus

    4/29/2016 3:07:03 PM, by FAITHLOVEYOGA

    I had to take some time away from sparkpeople. Spent most of last week being depressed and not wanting to socialize.... Read more

  • Are those actually big????

    4/28/2016 9:15:30 PM, by TRACEEE24

    Back in december, i bought a misfit. A cheap $20 fitness tracker. I couldn't talk myself into spending the money on a fotbit because i didnt think inwould actually use it. I thought i would buy it and forget or give up. In january, I started walking around at work to get steps. My initial goal was ... Read more

  • Loving Spring

    4/28/2016 1:37:16 PM, by JEM2929

    Spring is my jam. Everything is new again The sun stays out all day The clouds are big and fluffy Rainy days warm me to my core All the animals are having babies Fledglings are getting ready to leave the nest The garden calls my name, and for once I will listen I've spent so much time outside w... Read more

  • Don't tell me I can't

    4/28/2016 9:16:30 AM, by TRACEEE24

    If you tell me I can't do something, you are just going to push me even more to show you I can, so thank you!! Amazing video about athleticism. I'm learning that I am an athlete and can only strive to be a better athlete. If the link doesn't work and you are interested, google, "Ted Talks Louise... Read more

  • I know it is not monday but I will forget to post this later....

    4/27/2016 9:40:09 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Wednesday

    4/27/2016 12:40:26 PM, by FAITHLOVEYOGA

    I have been dealing with a nasty head cold for the past two days, I've not been up to par to exercise. Stepped on the scale this morning and lost 2.6 pounds. I'm officially down 10 pounds.... Read more

  • 5 yrs,5 yrs,5 yrs

    4/27/2016 10:34:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    I thought Someone would have told me it took way too long for me to learn to speak up! Not one person did that! 252 And through each 5 years I was reading self help books, going to alanon (8 yrs!) , and doing lots of crying. No, I would not give up. It was a very hard journey! (... Read more

  • Is this how the doctor checks drug interactions--(well not webMD but yes computer data sheet)?

    4/27/2016 10:29:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.webmd.com/my-medicine/defa
    ult.htm# chris... Read more

  • April update: Weight loss!

    4/26/2016 2:43:03 PM, by JUDITHROXANA

    So this morning I weighed in at 203.8. Which means that I am down another pound for a total of 29 pounds gone! Wow that is great although I can't wait to be under 200 already. I now have 71 pounds left to go. Weight loss is a slow process much like my acl and meniscus surgery recovery. Still, ... Read more

  • Chapter 1

    4/25/2016 9:54:05 PM, by NEWSHAREN

    I went to the Dr today, I feel 100. No energy, hurt everywhere, BP up, blood sugar up, weight up. My Dr is kind and sweet, suggested another miracle diet drug, lots of side effects, expensive, will be in a class action lawsuit in a couple of years. I was driving home and realized I need the motiv... Read more

  • Thankfully, I have learned lots over the years.

    4/25/2016 9:42:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    Today hubby barked at me about something. It did not affect me at all. In fact later I told him I was glad he got mad. It showed his spunk-which isn't often there not after the stroke in 2006. When we were first married I divided my time into 5 years, 5 years, and 5 years. It seems incredible ... Read more

  • Who do you trust?

    4/25/2016 4:19:08 PM, by MSDIXIE9

    "Do you keep your weight loss goals a secret from certain people in your life? Do you find that telling others helps or hurts your progress?" This question was posed in an article here on SP that I read today and really got me thinking. In previous weight loss ventures I have shared with anyon... Read more

  • Day 12..the struggle is real folks

    4/25/2016 2:04:14 PM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    So today is day twelve. I'm counting calories again. Thats what I do. I know that when I eat on the lower end I lose faster, but on the down side I'm starving!!! Well I guess I'm over exaggerating, many people eat 1200 calories a day. Spark says I can have 1500-1700 and stil lose 2 poun... Read more

  • We Interrupt this day for a tiny rant...

    4/25/2016 1:50:24 PM, by DICHOTOMYGIRL

    Confession time: I am focusing way too much on numbers! I KNOW that other things are more important. I just so want to make my goal before my doctor's appointment. I know that it's good to use this desire to have motivation, but I also know that it's ridiculous to think that if I only lose 35 po... Read more

  • It's all about change

    4/25/2016 10:10:00 AM, by LAGIRL0547

    If you would have told me that I would give up cream and sugar with my coffee, sugar and lots of butter in my yams...eating broccoli, salad with no dressing I would say no way...but it's all about choices. Life is all about choices you just have to make better choices. Its not a diet it's a new way... Read more

  • Sunday

    4/25/2016 10:04:05 AM, by FAITHLOVEYOGA

    I always take Sundays off from exercising and logging my progress. It is an act of worship and it is my way of honoring God.... Read more