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    11/17/2017 11:39:37 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had great workout going to get me workout with the trainers pretty soon when my caregiving slow down with the doctors so are you all cooking dinner or going to friends and family i will be cooking at home for hubby turkey dressing macoroni pie greens all traditiona... Read more

  • Proud day!

    11/17/2017 4:34:57 AM, by SSUSMITA

    I am really proud of myself today! I woke up late with only 1.5 hours to spare before I go to work which includes time for me to get ready, make breakfast, wash the load of clothes I soaked the previous night. I almost convinced myself to skip gym as there isn't enough time. But I pushed myself to ... Read more

  • 2nd writing assignment result for the month of November

    11/16/2017 2:19:35 PM, by CTUPTON

    Why there is (Still) such Horrible Evil in the World? Even though for thousands of years we keep trying to fix things, hurtful and unexplainable acts by humans keep happening and way too often. Why on earth can’t we get this right? Are we bound to carry our evil out even to the other faraway p... Read more

  • 2017 ARE YOU HAPPY

    11/16/2017 11:44:59 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well had great workout this morning with so much going on in our lives it is very hard but are we happy tell me your thoughts i am not a psychologist but with me life have my glass full because the Lord woke me up and on the other hand bumps in the road of life being ... Read more


    11/15/2017 11:49:01 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing great had good workout this morning WORLD DIABETES DAY what are you all doing today let me know hope all your bsl are doing good mine was 108 this morning 103 after exercise enjoy your day love you all i am little tired today had to take my mom yesterday so i am resti... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Around the Corner

    11/15/2017 9:14:25 AM, by JANNY316

    With Thanksgiving around the corner, I thought I would reflect on this year now. Dealing with my father's passing last year is still on going this year, and issues with my knee and a surgery in the fall did not help matters at all. But thankful the surgery was successful, and I do feel better in t... Read more


    11/14/2017 12:28:11 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all are doing ok no gym today took mom to doctor she still holding her own nothing change just let her be at the house and do her excercise nothing can be reversed no kind of surgery for her at her age 86 so cancer and radiation got her about 10 years ago so she cancer free but... Read more


    11/13/2017 12:29:08 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had great workout so far everything ok one of my frien came to day to gym glad to see her she got new job and new boyfriend she was glowing she said she glad i was one of her special friends i told her just trying to keep life real so what are you all doing today ... Read more

  • New (to us) handicap van. Much improved over the old one!

    11/12/2017 1:12:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    Rear entry not side entry is better. Hubby does not have to turn to be the passenger in the front. His foot plate continually gauged something. Not fun for him-or me. Good rust proofing. The frame had rusted out on the old van. I did not know you can get a repeat ... Read more

  • 2017 NEW WEEK

    11/12/2017 10:16:28 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all doing well me and hubby just chilling today some cooking and cleaning but trying to get ready for another week at life my mom go to the doctor tuesday so hopefully all goes well son doing good with feeding tube daughter at work so what are you all up to today enjoy your day... Read more

  • 2 miles!

    11/12/2017 8:25:57 AM, by SEYTON84

    Short post to celebrate that I ran 2 miles on Friday night. I reduced my speed to 3.7 mph down from 3.8 which kept my heart rate around 170 rather than 176 and it made such a huge difference in being able to keep going. I have a 5k in a little under a month and I definitely want to do it jogging ... Read more


    11/11/2017 11:54:37 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all are doing ok had great workout this morning my gym got new owner so i did martial arts BLOCK KICK PUNCH video this morning i loved it gals we got lot of new videos made me feel really good then did circuit training arms waist great workout so what are you all doing today i ... Read more

  • Saturday

    11/11/2017 6:45:20 AM, by GLENDAK72

    well here we are again another weekend upon us. so let me tell y’all this yesterday was horrible day (eating wise) I ate butter toast for breakfast (not low carb) and 2 pieces of pizza (not low carb) and that’s it oh and I drank a Pepsi (regular) awww but that was all that was available yesterday so... Read more


    11/10/2017 11:48:09 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all are doing ok had great workout this morning yesterday caregiving for my mom to grocery store i worked with the caregiving and disabilities for 10 years so this is not so new my mom she got some memory loss because of radiation treatments so they cant be reversed taking her ... Read more

  • Friday

    11/10/2017 7:07:47 AM, by GLENDAK72

    hey spark family sorry haven’t been on I’ve been TIRED , we’ve spent the week moving my mom good news is we got her all moved & all gay needs to be done is getting everything put up. we got a lot done but she’s moved from a house to an apartment and wow the stuff lol this weeks been pretty good for ... Read more


    11/9/2017 1:11:46 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you alll are doing ok no workout today had to take mom to grocery store she going down hill fast with the memory loss locked her self in her bedroom sister had to get her out now got to start process telling the doctors so she will have to go somewhere wont be able to care for hers... Read more

  • Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 Doctor visit went well.

    11/9/2017 8:48:50 AM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    Tuesday was my 6 month doctor visit. All my numbers were great except my kidneys. My A1c went from 8.5 to 7.9. Lipid (cholesterol) panel was well within normal ranges and my potassium and hematocrit were back to normal. Doc was really happy with me After several days with minimum ... Read more

  • Clothing beginning not to fit

    11/8/2017 12:32:46 PM, by SEYTON84

    Ever since I've had a real salaried job, I've been building a very carefully curated collection of beautiful clothing that I love.About 10lbs ago, it was wonderful because it all still fit, plus a couple of the pieces that never quite fit how I wanted worked too and I could even get into a couple o... Read more


    11/8/2017 11:38:44 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had great workout this morning then went to grocery store find turkey for hubby after discount paid 4.62 for it so ready for Thanksgiving for him i cook all the food for him i just eat the dressing but he walk 8 miles a day so you all got big plans for Thanksgiving... Read more

  • I am working on the "elevator incident"...

    11/7/2017 4:54:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    Thank yu all!!! It is such a good feeling to have friends like you. I was furious and crying for a day and a half. Today I saw the top administrator so maybe soon she will contact me. I am hearing some rumors however that a different person is being put in charge. And, the rumors going around ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    11/7/2017 4:48:48 PM, by GLENDAK72

    hey spark family today’s been a de end day , I went over 3 carbs , but I added a salad which brought my carbs and also this app puts carbs on my meat and cheese so I’m not sure how this is gonna work out but I know it beats the heck out of 300 or 400 carbs everyday so I’m ok with 23 carbs for the da... Read more


    11/7/2017 11:45:37 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had great workout this morning with cardio and weights then omg i went and walked also and feeling great got to start back walking more and get me a routine but with all going on i just taking it day by day and this get my stress levels down bsl doing good fbsl was... Read more

  • Twice the amount.

    11/6/2017 12:24:37 PM, by SASSY631

    Today was my first-day doing water aerobics at 7a. and 9a. So far I feel great. I woke up at 6:30 and jumped out of the bed, brushed my teeth and ran to the car. I went to bed and completely forgot to set the alarm, but I got there with a couple of minutes to spare so I rinsed off and got into the w... Read more


    11/6/2017 11:43:52 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all are doing ok had great workout this morning doing more different excercises and machine doing more things staying on rowing machine longer and bike what are you all doing this blessed day let me know enjoy your day love you all i love to see all the new names all welcome we... Read more

  • Monday

    11/6/2017 9:40:19 AM, by GLENDAK72

    so I had too much to do this morning so I skipped breakfast....NO NO but I have the day filled out lunch 2 lettuce leaves with ranch bacon bits and ham supper will be left overs from taco Sunday no shells 2 lettuce leaves (use for shell) filled with taco meat cheee & sour cream drinks of course wa... Read more

  • Nov 5, 2017 Catching up.

    11/6/2017 12:08:37 AM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    Had my surgery on 4 Oct. Recovery has been much slower and inconsistent than last time. Almost 6 weeks in and still having problems with swelling which affects my pt. Still using a cane most of the time, because it makes it worse to not use it. On 17 Oct, my first follow-up appointme... Read more

  • Kicking myself

    11/5/2017 7:42:22 PM, by PROJECTCHRISSIE

    I am doing a terrible job of losing weight letting things get in the way of my goals. Making excuses for my slip-ups. Making excuses for making bad choices. I am so good at making my morning walk a priority I wish I could do that with other areas of my life. I don't have any problem walking every w... Read more

  • taco supper 🌮 🌮

    11/5/2017 6:37:01 PM, by GLENDAK72

    so I didn’t get to make my cheese taco shells , I didn’t have enough cheese so instead I ate just meat cheese sour cream and 2 pk of taco sauce was so good I think I ate too much lol 😂😂 🌮🌮🌮🌮🌮... Read more


    11/5/2017 9:38:24 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparker hope you all are doing ok today my rest day no hospital caregiving just rest and little cleaning hopefully the nent few weeks i can meet with the new trainers for updated assement then i do all from there no help from them they be there at 10 am i work out at 6:30 am so just getting tips... Read more

  • Sunday

    11/5/2017 6:10:36 AM, by GLENDAK72

    sheww ok so here’s what’s happening today, I finished off my chocolate milk for breakfast (aww) then I got my whole days meals planned out in case lunch & supper . my total carbs for the day sticking to my plan is 42 and of course about 20 of those are my my chocolate milk but that’s ok . I’m having... Read more

  • Walking is a habit!

    11/4/2017 9:53:24 PM, by MAINSTREETGAL

    I have been working hard at making walking a habit. I am now up to 4 days a week. I started on September 1 and have been consistently walking 3 times a week until last week when I was surprised that I said yes when my husband asked meto go on a walk with him since he had missed his run. Today we wa... Read more


    11/4/2017 10:50:27 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all are doing ok had great workout this morning i was able to do more squats abs arms my body is really getting stronger and my knees not hurting so still on my long term goal size 10 jeans but body being more toned all over but i am proud of me and you all too we have to keep ... Read more

  • Happy Friday

    11/3/2017 7:10:51 PM, by GLENDAK72

    good evening family so let me tell ya bout today. good grief it was crazy , so my mom is moving in the apartment next door to me ok so why we was out getting stuff handles for her to move we stopped and got lunch at LJS I had chicken/fries/hush puppies . so as I said last yesterday in my blog I have... Read more

  • Not a good day because...

    11/3/2017 3:25:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    Hubby had an incident in the elevator this morning. As a result we are told he can't ride the elevator alone . This greatly limits his independence, of course. ANd it ties me up even more than I am now. Needless to say, I am very unhappy. Apparently 2 older people were in the elevat... Read more

  • An article about time seeming to speed up as we get older.

    11/3/2017 3:14:46 PM, by CTUPTON
    slowing-down-time/ To combat the effect of automatic routines, fill your time up with new experiences and knowledge to form accessible memory anchors. Turn your brain resources on with new challenges or projects and learning new skills. Ask questions and ... Read more


    11/3/2017 1:12:41 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all are doing ok no workout this morning had to take aunt to grocery and pay her bills that was ok then go to mom and pay her rent she walking better on walker memory is bad she cant see dirt on floor so i put her hand there so she can see but and i took her some cupcakes for h... Read more

  • It’s the Weekend!

    11/3/2017 9:40:02 AM, by MAINSTREETGAL

    My granddaughter is so excited for Friday’s because I pick her up early at “car pick up” and we spend the afternoon together. Today I am planning something active. A walk on the beach will do just fine. What are you doing to be active this weekend?... Read more

  • Car Crash, " heal you."

    11/2/2017 4:09:45 PM, by WOLFKITTY

    Oct 14th, about two weeks ago I was hit from behind on the freeway. My very old car protected me, and it might be wishful thinking, but after the initial injuries, I seem to be doing better. I've developed some high anxiety about driving (since I drove correctly and was hit by someone else), but lik... Read more

  • I’m ready

    11/2/2017 2:56:04 PM, by GLENDAK72

    so I had some issues come up yesterday but I was still able to get some things to get going on my low carb. 1. 24 pk of water 2. fresh meat (no nuggets no pizza rolls) lol 3. 2 heads of lettuce 4. tea bags 5. Diet Mtn Dew (yes I know ) 6. Hard cheese blocks 7. sour cream (for taco night) I’m ma... Read more


    11/2/2017 11:27:17 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all are doing well had great workout today i am blessed to be here going to hospital to see my son he going home tomorrow so that is good news still doing all my floor excercises body really feeling great so what are you all doing today let me know enjoy your day love you all t... Read more

  • I’m walking even if you’re not!

    11/1/2017 2:33:32 PM, by MAINSTREETGAL

    My walking partner slept in and left me hanging at 5:30 this morning. It’s still dark and in the past I would have abandoned my plan because I don’t like walking alone in the dark. This morning I walked back to my house and got my pit bull Lady so I wouldn’t be afraid all by myself. She is normally... Read more


    11/1/2017 11:42:31 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all are doing good had great workout this morning was pushing hard cardio squats abs i was sweating yes my son going home friday with feeding tube in stomach for 6 weeks thanks all your prayers and i am praying for all of you what you doing today we not going to hospital today ... Read more

  • check in

    10/31/2017 6:37:26 PM, by GLENDAK72

    good evening spark family , so I was checking my email and I had gotten an email from Atkins that said they are joining forces with SparkPeople , YAY !! It didn’t go into a lot of details so I’m excited to see what happens, they should be all done Nov 7 . I’m hoping I can change from calories to ca... Read more

  • 14 Day Streak

    10/31/2017 5:53:58 PM, by MAINSTREETGAL

    So today I hit a 14 day streak and as a result I am feeling stronger in my resolve to make it to 365. I set this goal because I thought that making it any longer was just too pretentious. Silly 🙃 ... Read more

  • Happy Halloween!

    10/31/2017 2:22:14 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • Steroids

    10/31/2017 11:41:33 AM, by SHORTSTUFF33416

    Trying to stay on track but steroids make want to eat everything. Just got out of hospital and trying to slowly taper steroids down to normal. Gained 16 pounds in 5 days in hospital. Have lost 5 pounds in 2 days. Will keep slowly increase intensity as I start feeling better... Read more

  • Learning what the best food choices are through trial and error

    10/31/2017 11:26:20 AM, by SEYTON84

    So, I'm not really doing paleo or keto. Unlike paleo, I don't eat fruits and nongrain grains and sweet potatoes. That's the goal diet when I've lost the weight etc. And I'm supposed to eat lots of veggies and not count carbs, unlike keto. That being said, I've kind of veered into lower carb terr... Read more


    10/31/2017 11:25:15 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had great workout came home mopped and cleaning got me some lunch now we going to hospital to see my son hope you all are sparking fire i am keeping up what are you all up to today let me know enjoy your day love you all to death 247 252 244 304... Read more


    10/30/2017 3:46:16 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you doing ok had great workout got tires rotated and then to hospital for son he doing good doctor was pleased so they start him on fluids for 2 weeks then dairy for 2 weeks then try solid foods so keep praying for him what are you all doing today keep focus on our goals what have... Read more

  • I did 2 huge, hard things this week--(hard for me anyway)

    10/30/2017 1:08:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    It took me a year to actually get my new NY state driver's license. This stuff is so hard for me. Mostly due to brain fog and the resulting disorganization. Fibromyalgia I guess. Got the license--temporary anyway. Waiting for the real thing to come in th email. Enhanced license, too! ... Read more

  • Working Smart

    10/30/2017 9:25:35 AM, by MAINSTREETGAL

    I have reached a point in my life where I am semi retired and have time now to Concentrate on my personal goals. What a relief to be able dream again and work for myself, especially on my health and fitness goals. I feel blessed and Spark has helped me see my life through a new lens. I’m an old hat ... Read more

  • 5k on treadmill tonight

    10/29/2017 8:53:25 PM, by SEYTON84

    Went to the gym to do 2.5 miles in intervals and then just decided to keep going. Did .25 miles of running and .1 walking and repeated until done... until the end when I sucked it up and ran the last .5. At the moment I'm jogging at 3.8 mph which I know is slow, but its how I'm able to build ... Read more

  • I’m Back

    10/29/2017 8:35:25 PM, by GLENDAK72

    hey spark family sorry I’ve been gone , I’ve been terribly sick the last few months. I never got to start my low carb diet . but I will be doing that after my grocery hall on 11/1 . I’ve not even been out of my house but maybe 3 times in the last few months. I don’t have much to tell y’all except th... Read more

  • Weight Loss is a Job

    10/29/2017 6:48:14 PM, by MAINSTREETGAL

    It takes serious work and commitment to lose weight. I have to spend time planning, preparing and tracking what I eat. I have to plan my workouts and be ready to work hard at each session. I am prepared to give myself a year to reach my goal weight and the rest of my life to maintain. ... Read more

  • Why? No zombies in Washington, DC?

    10/29/2017 4:49:36 PM, by CTUPTON

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    10/29/2017 10:31:51 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all are doing well no exercise today just some cleaning then going to hospital they going to put feeding tube in his belly Tuesday have to keep in for 6 weeks have nutrients going in it so hopefully this well have him feeling better what are you all doing today let me know i ha... Read more

  • Feeling Better

    10/29/2017 2:00:28 AM, by MAINSTREETGAL

    I noticed today that I am feeling so much better in my mind and body! Spark People is working for me and I’m inspired to keep on keeping on. ... Read more

  • Pushing through

    10/28/2017 10:31:02 PM, by NERDYMAMA2

    Not sure if it's "keto flu" or just general ickiness that's been shared with me by my lovely kiddos... but I woke up feeling less than refreshed and between the fatigue and headaches I have just not accomplished even half of what I wanted to get done today. That being said I did get the kids' costum... Read more


    10/28/2017 10:10:59 PM, by ANHELIC

    Jesus said, 'Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation'. God Bless everyone. 220 247 458... Read more


    10/28/2017 11:00:39 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you doing ok had great workout this morning me and one of my gym buddies were talking about weight loss and feeling so much better awesome feeling i have lost 170 she lost 100 so we were bragging on ourselves i told yes we are proud and bragging all hard work has paid off yes son b... Read more

  • 2 books I want to read soon...

    10/27/2017 8:03:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    Torture and Triumph: The Evolution of Sign Language for the Deaf Gerald Shea’s new book explores a centuries-long struggle that culminated in ‘a natural, visual poetry,’ at once both speech and music. 10.27.2017 / BY Elizabeth Svoboda "Endurance" by the astronaut Scott Kelly. He wrote ... Read more

  • Cooking Healthy Can Be Fun!

    10/27/2017 6:00:10 PM, by MAINSTREETGAL

    I really love food. I love reading cookbooks and can taste the finished dish in my minds tastebuds. I know by reading whether something will be delicious or a disaster. I’m rarely surprised in my assumptions. Since starting Spark my family and especially my husband have been very pleased with the r... Read more


    10/27/2017 11:33:47 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had great workout this morning i always got goals so my long time is my birthday size 10 jeans and body being more toned i will be 68 but small goals i am still disconnected from phone and computer for 5 hours also drinking more water and doing more cardio for my h... Read more

  • I am the boss of me!

    10/26/2017 10:26:17 PM, by NERDYMAMA2

    I'll say it again. I. Am. The. Boss. Of. Me! Today the cravings hit me hard. Maybe because it's so close to one of my favorite holidays. Maybe it's the diet. Maybe because its just because it's that time of the month. But the cravings were hard today. All I wanted today was pizza and none of that ca... Read more

  • Exercise

    10/26/2017 12:41:49 PM, by SASSY631

    Today after much consideration I decided that I'm going to double up on my water aerobics, the sign up is next Tuesday. This is the exercise that I really love to do and because my Dr. says that 3 days a week is just maintaining my weight I'll double the time to do water aerobics. We'll see what hap... Read more


    10/26/2017 12:06:29 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all doing ok had great workout this morning after my sickness monday from acid two more inches off my belly my hubby got in my car my seat pushed way up to steering wheel i told him belly gone but got to push hard so by my birthday hope look and feel pretty good what are you al... Read more

  • Better news

    10/25/2017 12:25:10 PM, by SEYTON84

    To go with my whiny blog, I also have this news. I ran 1.28 miles this week, which is the farthest I have ever run in my whole life. It took me 20 minutes, but I made it without stopping! I'm so excited to be able to jog. The only downside about telling people about jogging is that in order ... Read more

  • Sigh

    10/25/2017 12:19:33 PM, by SEYTON84

    Is there anything more frustrating than doubling down your efforts for no results. I had been at 284, now I've been at 288 for about two weeks. About a week ago, I started making sure I was really spot on with nutrition and got back to exercising hard. I increased my water intake and made sure I ... Read more

  • Making Up New Recipes

    10/25/2017 12:10:33 PM, by MAINSTREETGAL

    I was craving Egg Foo Young this morning and came up with this delicious breakfast with what I had on hand. A couple of eggs, a hand full of bean sprouts and a hand full of leftover kale salad with a little olive oil to sauté and a couple of tablespoons of Knorr gravy. Protein rich, fast and easy. ... Read more


    10/25/2017 11:57:09 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well had better workout this morning chest still sore and little nausea acid makes me so sick and nerver because son was in the hospital just caught up with me but i am on the mend thank you all for your prayer so much what are you all doing today let me know enjoy yo... Read more

  • Teething baby, low motivation, small victories!

    10/24/2017 9:44:13 PM, by NERDYMAMA2

    So today has been full of struggles that I would normally let detour me from this path I'm on. My poor littles has 5 teeth coming in all at once and has wanted to do nothing but cuddle with mom all day which has made getting a good work out in impossible. My husband, god bless him, has tried to be h... Read more


    10/24/2017 8:49:38 PM, by ANHELIC

    And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit. ... Read more


    10/24/2017 11:32:56 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all doing ok worked out this morning i wasnt at my best had acid attack last night from hamburger so i was weak this morning feeling better now eating lunch then i will lay down afterwhile what are you all doing today let me know enjoy your day love you all 247 593 244... Read more


    10/23/2017 5:43:30 PM, by ANHELIC

    Beloved, we are God's children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this; when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. And all who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure. ... Read more


    10/23/2017 11:58:48 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are well no gym this morning had to go get fitted for new inserts and new exercise shoes i got Launch 4 from BROOKS so they look kool will be back at it in the morning so what you special people up to today let me know love you all to death 247 son coming along ok thanks again ... Read more

  • Oh, what have we done?

    10/23/2017 12:15:47 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Ever notice how every step of moving is more stressful than than the last? Yeah. It is. So we went and looked at 5 houses today. Our last day out before we decide to wait for the spring market. This was two houses we really wanted to see and then a few others that our realtor found that didn't exact... Read more


    10/22/2017 11:04:38 PM, by ANHELIC

    The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore. Psalm 121:7-8 Although life is full of danger, of unexpecte... Read more

  • Day One or One Day.... Keep me motivated!

    10/22/2017 10:11:15 PM, by NERDYMAMA2

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  • I got out maps...

    10/22/2017 7:42:11 PM, by CTUPTON

    to relearn the area of my childhood --and a broader area, I got out some maps --a big book of Erie county. I spent quite a bit of money for the book, but it is worth it to me. The town we live in now is quite foreign to me. But I am learning! chris... Read more

  • This eating plan should be doable for me......

    10/22/2017 10:26:28 AM, by CTUPTON At 258 lbs Here is what that plan suggested: 2300/calories per day to maintain 1800 -if no exercise--lose 1 lb/week (average weight loss) 2100 with exercise-lose 1 lb per week (average weight loss) B 420 L 525 D 630 Sn 525 also ther... Read more

  • 2017 SON IS HOME

    10/22/2017 10:15:23 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all are doing ok son at home now thanks for all your prayers keep praying for him he on low fat diet and meds got to watch what he eat so today just cleaning and cooking and chilling the rest of the day enjoy your day let me know what you are doing love you all to death 247 30... Read more

  • Exercise

    10/22/2017 9:45:34 AM, by SASSY631

    I talked to my Dr. she told me that I'm not loosing weight because I'm exercising to maintain my weight, that I need to exercise at least 5-6 days a week to lose weight. So now that it's cooler I will make an effort to get out and walk on the odd days that I'm not swimming.... Read more

  • Saturday

    10/22/2017 12:42:47 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Today started with thunderstorms. So I slept later rather than going for a walk. We had my nieces 3rd birthday party. It is hard to be around my brothers in-laws. We tried to minimize that. They served pizza for lunch. Hubby and I ate the cheese/toppings and no crust. It is my favorite way to eat pi... Read more

  • 10/21/2017

    10/21/2017 7:59:41 PM, by IMTCDZ

    Approximately 2 years since my last blog entry. The coaching didn't work. I had high hopes but I didn't do my part to make it work. I'm still fat. Weigh approximately 350 now. Just started trying about 3 weeks ago to do something about it again. I was eating McDonalds breakfast every morning. Lunch ... Read more


    10/21/2017 11:00:55 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you doing ok had good workout this morning my lifting wasnt the best because been on the go back and forth to hospital will do better tuesday got to go for new inserts monday so my walking will saty good and my knees so his wife will get him later on this afternoon about 1 what sr... Read more

  • If you are looking to move to a senior apartment complex--here is my experience.

    10/21/2017 9:49:47 AM, by CTUPTON

    We made the move to an independent senior complex. My husband is handicapped but if I live with him and be responsible for his care, they will accept him. It is way different living with people from 110 apartments! Unless you are pretty strict, everyone knows your business. People re helpful a... Read more

  • Get out the tissues

    10/21/2017 9:24:49 AM, by CTUPTON
    a-sxI... Read more

  • TGIF

    10/21/2017 12:50:48 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Its friday. Im not even sure what else to say about it. Walk/exercise - 248 Good food tracked - 248 Drank water - 248 SparkPeople time - 248 For dinner I made ribs. I don't have a smoker but I have an instant pot. So in they went. And then finished in the oven under broil fo... Read more


    10/20/2017 8:42:58 PM, by ANHELIC

    For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, ABBA! FATHER! It is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God. ... Read more

  • Checking in mostly

    10/20/2017 11:32:05 AM, by SEYTON84

    I'm just making myself write a blog because progress is stalling and I'm feeling sort of blah about the whole thing. I did a lot of hiking about two weeks ago, then had a minor health concern and stopped working out for a week and a half. Which isn't really that long, except it was long enough to ... Read more

  • 2017 SON IN A ROOM

    10/20/2017 11:05:41 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had great workout this morning feeling good my son in a room now gave him some jello so hope they figure out what going on with him starting him on soft foods thank you all for praying for him what are you all doing today let me knoe going to hospital now enjoy you... Read more

  • congestion

    10/20/2017 5:45:47 AM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Everyone here has some form. I have and endless supply that leads to sneezing fits. Yesterday I cleaned windows in one room and pulled the storms. I figure one room a day is manageable with LO "helping". I also put a dent in the pile of papers that were lurking around the corner. ... Read more

  • Pictures and houses

    10/20/2017 12:23:09 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    You all is my picture. Im sorry for blocking out the faces, I know they are important, but I didn't get permission from my hubby to post it, and I make a point not put my kids pics places on the internet. And I am the focus anyway..haha, Right? Anyway, this first pic is from... Read more

  • Today's Bible verse

    10/19/2017 11:45:35 PM, by ANHELIC

    So let us not grow weary in doing what is right, for we will reap at harvest time, if we do not give up. So then, whenever we have an opportunity; let us work for the good of all. Galatians:6:9-10 Remember, w... Read more


    10/19/2017 11:42:33 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well had great workout this morning getting stronger my son still in hospital thank you all for your prayers he eating jello this morning and icee so he will go to a room today or tomorrow and then hope he home by saturday so i hope you all are having great day tell m... Read more

  • Random Wed

    10/18/2017 11:49:44 PM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Random stuff: I took the kids to Once Upon a Child today (used kids clothes and stuff). I sold a few things - for more than I was expecting! and got a couple of things as well. My daughter needed pants for under her witch costume. My son needed a pair of swimming trunks that fit. We got both o... Read more