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  • Soccer Saturday

    10/3/2015 10:16:40 PM, by HOMEFRONTMAMA

    Today turned out to be a perfect day for a soccer game. DS plays defense and is really turning into a great little player. I've been a soccer mom for about 4 years now and it's been a delight to watch my little guy turn into a big soccer beast. Even though it was a great day to walk outside, I... Read more

  • Beck Day 9: Select an Exercise Program. Note, this is an UNFINISHED blog

    10/3/2015 9:43:53 AM, by CTUPTON

    ___I read my ARC cards at least once today. ___I read other Response cards as needed. ___I ate slowly, sitting down and noticing every bite. __Every time __Most of the time. __Some of the time. ___I gave myself credit when I engaged in helpful eating behaviors ... Read more

  • Beck Day 8: Make time and energy for dieting. Unfinished blog . To be completed in a few days.

    10/3/2015 9:41:17 AM, by CTUPTON

    ___I read my ARC cards at least once today. ___I read other Response cards as needed. ___I ate slowly, sitting down and noticing every bite. __Every time __Most of the time. __Some of the time. ___I gave myself credit when I engaged in helpful eating behaviors ... Read more

  • I hate being labeled "super-morbidly obese"

    10/3/2015 9:40:06 AM, by BECKYF3506

    I hate this decription: super-morbidly obese, and I'm going to work hard to get out of that category this month. I have to lose 9 or 10 pounds to do it, but I'm going to see how close I can come by the end of this month. Random things I've read that are good to remember: -Even if I'm not l... Read more

  • Beck Day 7: Arrange your Environment. Unfinished blog. To be completed in a few days.

    10/3/2015 9:35:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    ___I read my ARC cards at least once today. ___I read other Response cards as needed. ___I ate slowly, sitting down and noticing every bite. __Every time __Most of the time. __Some of the time. ___I gave myself credit when I engaged in helpful dieting behaviors ... Read more

  • Beck Day 6: Find a diet coach. Unfinished blog. To be completed in a couple of days from now.

    10/3/2015 9:32:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    ___I read my ARC cards at least once today. ___I read other Response cards as needed. ___I ate slowly, sitting down and noticing every bite. __Every time __Most of the time. __Some of the time. ___I gave myself credit when I engaged in helpful dieting behaviors ... Read more

  • Beck Day 5: Unfinished to do list. To be continued tomorrow.

    10/3/2015 9:29:41 AM, by CTUPTON

    ___I read my ARC cards at least once today. ___I read other Response cards as needed. ___I ate slowly, sitting down and noticing every bite. __Every time __Most of the time. __Some of the time. ___I gave myself credit when I engaged in helpful dieting behaviors ... Read more

  • Beck Day 4-Unfinished to-do list-to be continued later in the day....

    10/3/2015 9:26:07 AM, by CTUPTON

    ___I read my ARC cards at least once today. ___I read other Response cards as needed. ___I created a reminder system for giving myself credit. ___I sat down to eat. __Every time __Most of the time. __Some of the time. ___I gave myself credit __Every tim... Read more

  • Beck Day 4--Give Yourself Credit

    10/3/2015 9:19:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    Yesterday I ate at the table 4 times--breakfast , mid-morning , lunch, afternoon snack... Tootin' my own horn for those successes! 243 244 380 224 I will try again to eat at the table--even when I am tired...... NOT while using the computer! NOT while reading in bed! N... Read more

  • Beck-my 3 sabotaging thoughts-not the way I always feel--just my thoughts sometimes

    10/3/2015 9:10:09 AM, by CTUPTON

    I might have mislead the Beck Trekkers. 198 I did not mean I feel that way all the time. I just mean those are my thoughts --sometimes 24 ! Those are the hardest times for me. Sorry 245 if I made you think I am totally tired all the time! Oops! 198 I did get plenty of sympathy. 2... Read more

  • Day 61 - Support

    10/2/2015 3:15:10 PM, by SISYPHUS_CLIMBS

    Support. Always one of my toughest hurdles. I think it's because I was raised with the "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" mentality - that asking for help means you're weak. Even in school, I rarely ever asked with help from teachers or other students - I'd either figure it out on my own... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 10/02/2015

    10/2/2015 12:33:40 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    1 Peter 2:24 New International Version He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. King James Version Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins,... Read more

  • Inspiration

    10/2/2015 10:29:15 AM, by ZOLIMAMA

    Should look at this video when I'm discouraged and feel sorry for myself... Read more

  • Encouraged.

    10/2/2015 10:26:00 AM, by ZOLIMAMA

    Stepped on the scale and lost 4.4 lbs today. I'm thrilled. Had a bad day yesterday and getting myself up today. I did 20 mns meditation for stress management, drinking my water and I am reading the 20/20 diet by Doctor Phil. Let's see what this plan is. I'm intrigued that it is 5 days at a time... ... Read more

  • Beck: sabotaging thoughts

    10/2/2015 10:10:12 AM, by CTUPTON

    -I am so tired! I am drained and I just want to lie in bed and read and eat and shut out the world. -I need to 'veg' at the computer, playing Trivia Crack or Solitaire---and snack on something tasty. In fact, I like to eat my meals at the computer , too. -I am very, very uncomfortable, anxious, ... Read more

  • Beck: Day 3 Sit Down to Eat

    10/2/2015 10:03:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    Mine should say "Sit up to eat." and "Sit at the table." I tend to read in bed and eat. Or, I eat while at the computer. Or, I eat in the car while driving. Maybe if I kept my cell phone attached to my ear, like many people I see, I'd not gain weight. Even this "cell phone thing" is a sign... Read more

  • Beck Day 2-- anyone want to be my Beck coach?

    10/2/2015 9:38:39 AM, by CTUPTON

    I believe I am a challenge to help. 24 I am way, way resistant to actually eating fewer times a day. 4 I have only been able to lose 40 lbs (6 years) by changing(drastically) the foods I eat, 550 through the day drinking tonic water 91 instead of eating something, and doing water aerobics fait... Read more

  • October!?!

    10/1/2015 9:36:19 PM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    Wow, where is the year going?! We are finally to my favorite time of the year! The cooler nights, the jacket weather, almost time to get my sweaters out again! My theory is in the winter, if you're cold, you can always put on a sweater or something. In the summer, if you're too hot, you're out o... Read more

  • Day 60 - Motivation

    10/1/2015 9:27:34 PM, by SISYPHUS_CLIMBS

    When I restarted Spark (this time) I joined the "New Member" challenge, hoping to get some new motivation from it. I've restarted it a few times, but, hey, two steps forward, right? Today's challenge was to start a new streak, so I decided to get back into 10 minutes a day of exercise. ... Read more

  • Didn't reach September goal, but trying again in October

    10/1/2015 11:56:45 AM, by BECKYF3506

    I didn't make it down into the 270s during September like I had wanted to. I seem to be maintaining between 280 and 283, so I guess I need to do something different, but not sure what yet exactly. I'm 282.6 today, might as well say 283. 273 is the number that takes me out of the hated "super mo... Read more

  • 26/700 going to start a new group..( thinking about it)

    10/1/2015 10:17:00 AM, by RONDADEBI

    So seriously thinking about starting a new group 1. Fat people can climb mountains too! 2. I ain't skinny but I can climb a mountain! 3. Facing my fear of heights and climbing a mountain! BUT I think I want to try something different then what most groups are doing...I need to think more ... Read more

  • Smart Strategies to Deal with Stress

    10/1/2015 6:44:06 AM, by ZOLIMAMA

    Chronic Stress: Something to Worry About! Smart Strategies to Deal with Stress Here are a dozen tips that will help reduce the frequency and intensity of your stress, and therefore dramatically improve your ability to handle stress when occurs. 1.Elevate self-care to its highest priority at all t... Read more

  • Is this within your circle of influence?

    10/1/2015 6:40:22 AM, by ZOLIMAMA

    I really liked this spark.article. right on. Need to remember this. " Lying awake worrying at night will not change anything. But knowing you have done everything possible may lead you toward acceptance and some peace. Sometimes we really need to recognize that this problem is outside of our circ... Read more

  • 1,380 calories today

    9/30/2015 9:13:03 PM, by ZOLIMAMA

    Finishing the day with tea,,sign I cannot eat anything else anymore. However I ate with the kids telling me about their day..I didn't eat mindfully but it was better. They are my sunshine. ... Read more

  • Learning to Crawl

    9/30/2015 8:43:30 PM, by STLSUE01

    My life has changed. Since melting down in July, I've had a cortisone injection in my arthritic hip that has helped, but not as much I'd hoped; found two great doctors, one a general physician, the other a psychiatrist; been diagnosed with high blood pressure; and I've been diagnosed with... Read more

  • A New Me

    9/30/2015 7:31:00 PM, by JEMLOVA29

    I am on day 4 of having quit smoking. It's going a lot better than I'd anticipated. I feel good about it and I am confident in saying I will never go back. The first 2 days I ate my weight in chocolate. Yesterday I decided I'd try giving up most carbs for the day. No breads, pasta, rice... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 09/30/2015

    9/30/2015 5:53:55 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    John 6:28-29 New International Version Then they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?" Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent." King James Version Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? Jesus a... Read more

  • Day 59 - Acceptance

    9/30/2015 12:25:31 PM, by SISYPHUS_CLIMBS

    Back on my mountain, heading up again. Today I'm focusing on accepting that it will always be a struggle, it will always be hard work. Whether it's because of the PCOS, the media, my depression, societal pressures equating thinness with superiority, my family history, stress, my genetics, or... Read more

  • Stay Present to Lose and Enjoy

    9/30/2015 9:22:33 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Working on being more mindful. I've discovered that my mind kind of takes off when I should be enjoying where I'm at in the moment. I shouldn't be worried about the future or ruminating in the past... How can I enjoy the present moment if I'm doing that? I've noticed especially when I'm eatin... Read more

  • Day 2 of the balanced life

    9/30/2015 6:26:17 AM, by ZOLIMAMA

    When was the last time you ate a meal without multitasking? Today's challenge is to practice mindful eating during every single meal and snack. Focus on your food without any other distractions (like work or screens). I'm starting with breakfast. Will follow through at lunch at work and turn off com... Read more

  • 1150 calories today

    9/29/2015 9:42:42 PM, by ZOLIMAMA

    No emotional eating. Got up every hour for a break from my desk and drank a glass of water. I'm hungry but I need to lose those freaking 160 lbs. it's early but I think I will go to bed. Wanted to rake the dog out for my last walk of the day but it's pouring and dark outside. Night. ... Read more

  • Join ~Indygirl's Team!

    9/29/2015 11:59:32 AM, by ~INDYGIRL
    oups_individual.asp?gid=50783 This is a VERY active team that is supportive and led by two ladies at different ends of the spectrum. ~Indygirl has lost over 200 pounds without surgery or crazy diets, just SparkPeople... and NewSparkDebbie has lost 20 pounds a... Read more

  • 2 steps

    9/29/2015 10:52:08 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Foods for Weight Loss

    9/29/2015 9:52:10 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I am not a big fan of starvation. Feeling hungry all the time makes me miserable and likely to binge eat. After reading a book called "You on a Diet" by Dr. Oz and Dr. Rozien, I discovered how to control my appetite, or at least how to keep it from getting worse. It isn't a typical diet book and n... Read more

  • Wow it's been a long time.....

    9/29/2015 4:25:48 AM, by THE70SNUT

    A long time and a lot's happened. I suffered through Adhesive Capsulitis and finally got back from it only to have Osteoarthritis in my right knee that totally distroyed all my cartlidge within 4 months. I had a total knee replacement 12/1/14 and have been healing from that. Almost 10 months post... Read more

  • sometimes my brain doesn't know when to shut up

    9/28/2015 11:25:31 PM, by HEYITSLISA

    Wow, what a day! Had to be at work early this morning, couldn't sleep last night, functioning on about 4 hours sleep. I know there are people who can do that, but I am not one of them! I'm a 9 hour a night kind of girl! So I worked all day and didn't feel too bad. After work ran to Aldi's for s... Read more

  • Teamwork

    9/28/2015 9:17:14 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • So discouraged

    9/28/2015 8:06:13 PM, by ZOLIMAMA

    I can't remember being so discouraged, so depressed. I'm at my highest weight. Hubby pulling away from me because I'm too big.finally told me last night he wants me to lose weight. I am so lonely.and the fatter i get, the more depressed I get. The more I binge on chips , chocolate chips (!), nutell... Read more

  • Learning how to curve emotional binges is rough

    9/28/2015 1:12:13 PM, by D3TERMINED

    I've been on this journey for 8 months now and 70 pounds later I'm still learning so many things about myself. I'm learning that no matter how many pounds I lose there is still a lot that needs to be taken care of on a psychological level. I've learned that our lives are like layers, and each acco... Read more

  • Day 57

    9/28/2015 12:14:09 PM, by SISYPHUS_CLIMBS

    Gotta admit, I get really depressed each time I "start over". As if it will never sink in, that I'll never be able to change my mindset to actually make meaningful changes in my life. So here I am, vowing to recommit myself, but a big part of my brain going "sure, just like the last 1000 tim... Read more

  • What is healthy at Wendy's? SP article

    9/28/2015 10:34:06 AM, by CTUPTON
    parkdining-eatery.asp?id=4 My husband almost daily asks for food from one of the fast food restaurants. He is on a diabetic diet by the way. He also recently developed some choking while eating--a speech therapist has been working with him and advising us... Read more

  • SP article: What does 5 fruits and veggies look like? Great visuals!

    9/27/2015 10:35:02 AM, by CTUPTON
    utrition_articles.asp?id=2044... Read more

  • Saturday is over!

    9/27/2015 12:30:15 AM, by ALSGIRL4

    Went to work this morning. I felt horrible. I tried to do a work out this morning. I couldn't breathe this morning. I felt horrible. If I did a mile that was a lot. I went to work came home and went to bed. It's just after midnight. I feel horrible still but I hope I am on the mend. I think I will t... Read more

  • My struggle is over..

    9/26/2015 5:10:52 PM, by MARYINFL2000

    Well, my love- hate relationship with my spark tracker is over. As much as I enjoyed seeing the data, I would get frustrated at the problems as well, and had been contemplating sticking with it because, let's face did motivate me and if it underated my time and steps, I had more activity..... Read more

  • 38 degrees this morning!

    9/26/2015 9:44:28 AM, by BECKYF3506

    I've been complaining about it being too hot for the last couple of months. Well, I don't think I need to complain anymore for this year---it was just 38 degrees here this morning! I debated about whether or not to turn on the heat for a few minutes to take the chill off, but then decided not... Read more

  • Brussels Sprouts, Bacon & Pepperjack Macaroni & Cheese

    9/25/2015 9:30:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    Brussels Sprouts, Bacon & Pepperjack Macaroni & Cheese 2-4 servings-- sorry nutritional info was not available but at least there are veggies in this dish!--chris Kick up your mac 'n' cheese with some roasted brussels, bacon and lots of Pepperjack cheese. Delish! Prep: 10 mins ... Read more

  • Weekend healthy eating!

    9/25/2015 7:28:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    Keep calm and continue the healthy habits over the weekend. We don't think this way anymore: Have a great , healthy, happy weekend! chris ... Read more

  • Be kind, always.

    9/25/2015 7:26:45 PM, by ESCHLETZ

    This woman is much stronger than I think I would be.
    d-tim-hortons/story?id=34007800... Read more

  • Beck: food pushers

    9/25/2015 7:03:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    It is hard to say "no" to someone who is offering their hard-effort, home made foods to us. The food is usually the very delicious kind and made to look as tempting as possible. My Mom even cried once when I said no thanks to her . Yeah--she actually cried. But saying I will have some later... Read more

  • NEAT Fall Friday

    9/25/2015 3:27:38 PM, by BECKYF3506

    The last few days have been really nice. At last, the above-normal heat seems to be gone. It's warm, but just in the 70s, so not bad at all. I haven't done too well this month as far as weight loss goes because it was still way too hot for me for most of this month. I didn't start coming alive ... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 09/25/2015

    9/25/2015 10:09:22 AM, by PRINCESS1959

    Romans 8:1-2 New International Version Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. King James Version There is therefore now no condemnation to them which a... Read more

  • Walk Plan - Day 10

    9/24/2015 9:46:49 PM, by HOMEFRONTMAMA

    Can I brag on myself for a bit? Okay, thanks! I completed day 10 of the Leslie Sansone Walk Plan. Today was a 4 mile day and I did it! 244 Today I did Walk Slim Fast and Firm 4 Really Big Miles. It was so much fun. Leslie really lifts my mood. They guy in the back (Steve? Eric? ... Read more

  • where to find trivia crack

    9/24/2015 12:11:37 PM, by CTUPTON

    I play it on the desktop and on our kindle. I did n online search. It seemed best for me to use it from my facebook but that is not necessary. My daughter uses it on her cell phone. that is probably an app. I hope you can find it. chris... Read more

  • 19/700 selfie stick

    9/24/2015 9:58:23 AM, by RONDADEBI

    So yesterday it was like christmas early around here....I ordered a lot of stuff on line because we just don't have the shopp facilities around here, small town stuff... so I had ordered the glow and tell set from MK and had this weird thing in it.... NOW I'm the one whose usually up on the t... Read more

  • This rollercoaster called life

    9/23/2015 11:23:02 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Well were officially mid week and I am still totally off with my eating. I am making improvements though I decided it was time to get a membership to our local health center so I now have access to a gym and two pools. We tried out swimming the first night and the gym today, tomorrow morning I thin... Read more

  • Putting out fires

    9/23/2015 3:13:28 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Meaning

    9/23/2015 10:20:19 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Have you ever had an identity crisis or felt like you meant nothing? Sometimes I feel that way. Why? I'm disabled and not part of the "normal" world that works outside the home and feels productive and socializes. I get lonely or feel like I'm not doing anything. So how do I turn it around?... Read more

  • Celebration Jar

    9/23/2015 8:15:42 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    When you work out or eat right, pay yourself a reward! Then at the end of the month, go get a non- food treat! Celebrate your hard work, not just your weight loss. The weight loss is the pay off in itself. The hard work that doesn't show on the scale shows up in the jar and keeps you moti... Read more

  • Change

    9/22/2015 11:10:46 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Nail on the head! I saw this today and had to share my thoughts. It wasn't until I was ready to accept progress instead of perfection that I COULD lose weight. I had to leave where I had been for 40 years, seeking perfection, the Barbie Doll, the magazine cover in my mind that I would... Read more

  • Grandchild number 4!

    9/21/2015 2:52:04 PM, by ALSGIRL4

    I have been trying to change some of my old habits since I put on some weight. I started doing my wak at home videos again. I always enjoyed them. I forgot how much I did enjoy them. Usually I can find any excuse to not do exercise since I gained back my 35 pounds of a 50 pound loss 24 . How sad is... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 09/21/2015

    9/21/2015 1:40:43 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    Hebrews 12:10-11 New International Version Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness ... Read more

  • Nine days (after today) left in Sept.

    9/21/2015 12:06:46 PM, by CTUPTON

    40 How can that be?... Read more

  • Trivia Crack

    9/21/2015 12:04:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is a fun game on the smart phone, Kindle, or desktop. Is anyone else hooked yet?... Read more

  • The Power of Hoping and Dreaming

    9/21/2015 10:58:48 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    At 460 pounds, I used to think most goals were out of my reach. Today at 200+ pounds lost, I live life more day by day as my journey to health continues. Instead of looking at how far I have to go, I rejoice at how far I’ve come. Every extra effort to get where we are going counts as a success in ... Read more

  • Lest we forget.....

    9/21/2015 5:40:27 AM, by CTUPTON

    Buffalo, NY last winter! My niece's house.---winter of course, not right now! I am living in Connecticut. But my plans are to move "back home" near my family . Maybe I should rethink this move... chris... Read more

  • I want to change my sparkpage but I am loving the little owls too much!

    9/21/2015 5:33:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    Which is your favorite owl? Right now the sleepy one with the zzzz's is drawing my attention. chris... Read more

  • Motivation and Determination

    9/21/2015 1:06:28 AM, by ESHARA43

    I have been sitting here thinking of what I want to do before my 48th birthday and I have decided that I want a healthier life style before then. I plan to set small goals at first to see how it goes and the take it up to the next level. I have to be better at it this time, I want to have mor... Read more

  • Loneliness

    9/20/2015 8:07:29 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Loneliness is sitting in a room with others and still feeling all by yourself. Loneliness is looking into the eyes of the one you loved, and wondering where it all went wrong. Loneliness is a burden none of us should have to carry, but sometimes you just don't have to be alone t... Read more

  • 15/700 days it's not about me!!!

    9/20/2015 2:00:33 PM, by RONDADEBI

    So today on FB I've been in a heated DEBATE about everything and anything that I believe in.... Like my SIL killing a raccoon, because it was tearing her house up on the outside... ( I told her it was fighting for what she did when she invaded this raccoon family home when they build her hom... Read more

  • H.A.L.T. and R.I.D. and how to use your

    9/20/2015 12:48:49 PM, by CTUPTON

    I hope I can remember this when I get my next bout of anxiety--and I want to EAT! 198 Anxiety is from a fight or flight response, triggered when the amygdala in the brain perceives threat. It doesn’t matter whether the threat is real or not – the brain thinks it is and acts as though its... Read more

  • Day 24, Deal with Discouragement

    9/20/2015 12:05:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    Day 24, Deal with Discouragement Oh yeah! this is my day! I am dealing with allergies. No energy. Itchy eyes. Slight headache. The no energy is my downfall! I have fought that all my life. I am doing everything I know how to lessen these allergies! This morning it seems to be h... Read more

  • names game

    9/20/2015 11:52:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    Maybe make your screen zoom to 200% I do that in my lower right corner of my screen I chose Elderly Hermione Granger chris... Read more

  • uneventful week, and that's a good thing

    9/20/2015 10:51:32 AM, by HEYITSLISA

    I almost didn't blog today because I didn't think there was anything to say. But I really want to get in the habit of blogging every Sunday so here I am. Work is still busy. We're opening a second location and both of my coworkers are moving out there, so I am in the process of hiring someone n... Read more

  • Sunny day attitude

    9/19/2015 10:21:44 PM, by CONNIEKACZ1

    The day reflected my outlook today...sunny with a light breeze.... Read more

  • BECK trying some things to lessen allergies

    9/19/2015 8:44:09 PM, by CTUPTON

    -put the air purifier on high in our bedroom -used the nose irrigation bottle of saline-yuk I hate it but it works -took one mucinex -used a mask to filter the air I was breathing when I was reading my book in the bedroom--mask like for sanding or painting projects--it couldn't hurt, right? ... Read more

  • Walk Plan

    9/19/2015 6:36:11 PM, by HOMEFRONTMAMA

    So on another calorie tracking site (can we mention their name? is that done on SP?), I found a walking plan created by my favorite walker, Leslie Sansone. It's a four week plan that uses her walking workouts, walks outside, and rest days. I'm on day five as of today. It's awesome. After 30 da... Read more

  • BECK problems

    9/19/2015 2:34:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have not been feeling good in general. How does a person keep doing the "to do " list when they don't feel well? Again this morning I again (like a week ago) had a slight headache, very tired , body somewhat sore. None of these symptoms are pronounced. It is more than a blah feeling. Possibl... Read more

  • Friday, September 18, 2015

    9/18/2015 1:34:20 PM, by IMTCDZ

    2 years since my last blog entry!!! Still haven't done anything about losing weight. Probably weigh about the same as I did 2 years ago...will weigh myself this weekend. Definitely more pain and physical problems than I had 2 years ago. Going to try lifestyle / weight loss coaching. Hoping and ... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 09/18/2015

    9/18/2015 11:58:01 AM, by PRINCESS1959

    Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Jesus Christ... Read more

  • 13/700 groups and drama don't go!!!

    9/18/2015 9:31:34 AM, by RONDADEBI

    I'm a group that I actually was finally enjoying.. Until one day the Admin. Comes out with some goofy statement... BIG TURN off for me...( maybe if he/she would of worded things different, and I felt attacked and it wasn't even about so think I'm on the journey of findi... Read more

  • HALT

    9/17/2015 5:35:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    I traditionally have used "HALT" to analyze how I am feeling when I have a craving. Well--I try to use it anyway. Why do I want food? Am I hungry for real? Am I angry at someone? Am I lonely (bored usually)? Am I tired? The idea is : if it is not hunger, then food won't fix it! 40 Right now I ... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 09/18/2015

    9/17/2015 5:15:17 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    Titus 3:5 New International Version He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. King James Version Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his merc... Read more

  • coconut rice

    9/17/2015 4:32:52 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is pretty good. I cooked brown rice in half light coconut milk and half water. chris... Read more

  • Fluke--I Know WHy the Winged Whale Sings --a book I think I want to read...

    9/17/2015 4:18:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    Fluke, or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings is the seventh novel by Christopher Moore. Published in 2003, it combines elements of absurdist and fantasy fiction, as well as the author's own brand of social commentary and humor. A serious theme in the novel involves environmentalism, particularly tha... Read more

  • "Your worth should never depend on another persons opinion"

    9/17/2015 11:46:17 AM, by CTUPTON

    "Your worth should never depend on another persons opinion." Duh...but a hard lesson to learn! chris I found this on a 12 stem program page of quotes. ... Read more

  • A freeing feeling: I am enough.

    9/17/2015 10:33:38 AM, by CTUPTON

    “Say it, and feel it, carry it with you and be it:
‘I am ready to let go of the chase, of the escape, and simply be myself. I am enough. What I am is enough. There is no failure. There is no lack. There is nothing going wrong. I release all expectations that I put upon myself, either dir... Read more

  • I am (already) enough.... so spread my wings and fly! More thoughts on "I am enough."

    9/17/2015 10:06:26 AM, by CTUPTON

    “I have come to accept the feeling of not knowing where I am going. And I have trained myself to love it. Because it is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight. And as we fly, we still may not know where we are... Read more

  • More about "I am enough."

    9/17/2015 9:46:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    This seems to be a complex idea. It seems like women especially are always striving to be better and better and do more and more. I am a bit confused. I am thinking women are programed to try to make others happy. If it doesn't work , we feel like failures. -am I on the right track? -d... Read more

  • Full of energy

    9/16/2015 8:03:24 PM, by CONNIEKACZ1

    Today was a great day. Accomplished goals set forth for the day.... Read more

  • Struggling to get my right knee to bend..saga--finally 5 whole minutes on the recumbent bike! Yeah!

    9/16/2015 1:09:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been working in many ways to improve my right knee. I have been working with at least 3 198 professionals about this problem. It was the result of being "out of commission" for several months after a total shoulder replacement last Dec. 24 My daughter has suggested using my recumbent b... Read more

  • Who you are is enough!

    9/16/2015 12:50:15 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Bushel of tomatoes is now simple homemade sauce...full freezer

    9/16/2015 11:26:57 AM, by GOOSIEMOON
    d-freezing/... Read more

  • Headache is in rear view mirror

    9/15/2015 1:42:46 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    I hope. This one's been a doozy! Hope you all have a wonderful day! ... Read more

  • But Where Do I Start With Healthy Eating?

    9/15/2015 12:35:21 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Jumping in with all passion blazing and giving it all you've got just makes you burn out. Then, you can't maintain your eating plan, your motivation, your stamina... and you fail once again. And doesn't that feel worse than being heavy in the first place? It does to me. Well I started at 460... Read more

  • day 10/700 Body hurts

    9/15/2015 9:29:22 AM, by RONDADEBI

    Good morning my sparkly friends... Well last night was my official day getting back to the gym... Body hurts like ( heck) tonight is Back and Bicep day.. YAY go me....with bengay I actually didn't die so I guess I'll survive.... of course yesterday was a really bad weigh i... Read more

  • A 2kg gain - so non-scale victories!

    9/14/2015 6:54:28 PM, by RELAXEDBISCUIT

    15 So I was a wee bit surprised to see a 2kg gain when I weighed in this morning. I'm trying really hard not to let it get me down, because I know I have worked really hard and I am probably (possibly?) holding water weight. I have so much muscle pain in my legs lol so it could be inflammation... Read more

  • There's nothing like a change!

    9/14/2015 4:25:19 PM, by HOMEFRONTMAMA

    This blog entry is to celebrate a 30 day streak of logging in to SP . Not only did I log in, but I tracked everything I ate too. This is a huge accomplishment for me. It's been 2 years since I was really serious about my diet and healthy eating. I was just going through the motions and kidding mysel... Read more

  • 14 SP easy slow cooker recipes-- I just found this article!

    9/14/2015 11:55:39 AM, by CTUPTON
    oker_recipes I can make sort of plain meats and plain veggies. But making them more palatable is tough for me. these slow cooker meals might help me! Now that it is fall in New England, USA, I will be needing these even... Read more

  • BECK Day 18 "to DO" list from SLENDERELLA61

    9/14/2015 11:42:54 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am not organized (yet) enough to actually do all these things. But I am getting more conscious of my eating. Thank you SLENDERELLA 61 for typing out the to do lists. It helps me greatly! chris Check off when you read your Advantages Response Cards, read cards addressing your sabotagi... Read more

  • Day 43

    9/14/2015 11:06:09 AM, by SISYPHUS_CLIMBS

    It's been a very crazy week, with a lot of family drama going on. Thankfully everyone is okay, just a lot of stress. And on top of it, I had my GREs on Thursday, a trip to Six Flags on Saturday, bridesmaid dress shopping on Sunday (ugh), and my parents are visiting this weekend. S... Read more