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  • Smoothies made SUPER easy

    3/31/2015 11:02:38 AM, by JEANETTESTING

    This is going to be sort of a product review entry so if you don't like product reviews, you can move along to the next blog 43 I have been reading in several places how smoothies have helped people get servings of fruit and vegies more easily. All you need is some ingredients and a blender. ... Read more

  • Ummmm excuse me Mr.Scale your moving the wrong way !

    3/31/2015 10:28:48 AM, by KORIS_MAMA

    What do you do when you wake up in the morning and see that the scale has jumped a pound overnight regardless how perfect your eating and workouts have been going ? In my case this morning I shook my head got off the scale and went about my day. In the past that pound would have derailed me, I wo... Read more

  • positive mode

    3/31/2015 8:37:43 AM, by IMREITE

    nothing is final yet, but a plan is taking shape and i am looking forward to assisting with it and am trying to get excited so i have energy to do all the work that is needed.... Read more

  • Low Carb Change, end of 3 months progress

    3/30/2015 11:31:25 PM, by JEANETTESTING

    I started eating low carb in January. So what is my progress so far.... Starting weight 260 lbs. Weight as of March 30 - 248 My A1c on 1/22/2015 = 9.3 Average Blood Sugar reading = 220 My A1c as of 3/25/2015 = 8 Average Blood Sugar reading = 183 My doc has upped my insulin... Read more

  • A week In Review

    3/30/2015 11:00:10 PM, by ULATKINS

    I committed to be more committed to my weight loss journey a week ago today. My goals are: 1. Walk at least 30 minutes a day(it's tough..I'm out of shape) 2. Limit fast food intake to once a week(try to make good choices while there) 3. Drink at least 64 ounces of water daily 4.Log into S... Read more

  • spring cleaning

    3/30/2015 9:31:49 PM, by IMREITE

    no excuses. i am going to do more cleaning/organizing tasks so i get my house in order.... Read more

  • There Are Good People in This World

    3/30/2015 3:42:18 PM, by LADYCALICO

    A close friend, who doesn't knit or crochet, returned from a visit with her cousin in New Hampshire and wanted me to start knitting hats in her stead for her cousin's organization. I had never heard of these folks and all the kindness that they do, but I was very impressed and thought I would pass ... Read more

  • Walking Outside Today

    3/30/2015 2:35:51 PM, by 2DETERMINED

    Today I began walking outside during the day time while I am at work. I walked about 2/3 around our largest building. I know that is not much (but it's a very large building) but I am glad I was able to do that. When I stopped, I wasn't out of breath, but my heart was beating very FAST. I am not... Read more

  • I've been gone

    3/30/2015 12:59:13 PM, by VICKILOWE

    I've been off the wagon again but I haven't gained or lost any so I guess that would be good right. I actually got injured in a car accident and that is what kept me away but things are falling into place and im starting out slowly again. With my fractured sternum messed up back and neck im limite... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 03/30/2015

    3/30/2015 9:04:04 AM, by PRINCESS1959

    Matthew 11:28-30 New International Version Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. King James Versi... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 03/29/2015

    3/29/2015 10:31:44 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    Job 22:21 New International Version Submit to God and be at peace with him; in this way prosperity will come to you. King James Version Acquaint now thyself with God, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.... Read more

  • SPRING

    3/29/2015 10:08:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    Enjoy! chris ... Read more

  • started a challenge

    3/29/2015 9:15:24 PM, by IMREITE

    i started doing this challenge today. www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo
    g.asp?post=declutter_your_
    home_in_31_days&utm_source
    =sparkpeople&utm_medium=em
    ail&utm_campaign=best-of-sparkpeople... Read more

  • First Week Back After Long Absence

    3/29/2015 5:14:23 PM, by GOING2LOSENOW

    After hitting an all time low, I pulled myself up by the bootstraps and decided to get back on track and take control of my health. I am tired of feeling crappy all the time. I was tired of scale not cooperating. Since Tuesday, I have not had any diet soda, or alcohol- two biggies for... Read more

  • What to order at Panera Bread SP article

    3/29/2015 4:43:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.
    asp?post=food_on_the_run_p
    anera_bread I am quoting a bit of the article. There is lots of info in the actual article! "Panera has stepped up their nutritional game recently with their Power Menu, a selection of high-protein, low-carb entrees with some se... Read more

  • Spring Firecracker exercise commitment

    3/29/2015 11:13:32 AM, by HEYITSLISA

    The spring 5% challenge starts on Saturday, and step one of the pre-challege is to put your exercise plan in writing. Mine is as follows: AT LEAST 10 minutes of exercise every single day, with a mix of cardio and strength. This shouldn't be as hard as I make it since I have a Y membership ... Read more

  • lethargic

    3/28/2015 9:33:25 PM, by IMREITE

    no energy day... Read more

  • Went on a mini binge, but thats ok !

    3/28/2015 7:31:14 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    So last night I broke, after a full week of 1500 calorie days I went on a food rampage. I'm not beating myself up because mid rampage I stopped myself, and walked away from the kitchen. I did not return to the kitchen, I did not take the mindset well today is blown so a fresh start tomorrow will be ... Read more

  • cheese storage bags and paper--on grommet

    3/28/2015 1:34:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    thegrommet.com/formaticum-chee
    se-storage-bags... Read more

  • tacos for lunch today

    3/28/2015 10:23:21 AM, by CTUPTON

    I will use broken up corn chips on a plate and spoon on the taco filling No recipe used but here is what I did: brown ground turkey brown the onions use a dry mix of spices for tacos, low sodium add fresh and canned tomatoes (low sodium) add canned corn add some water ... Read more

  • Buffalo-- I am planning to move us there in a few months. Hard to get the packing and other things d

    3/28/2015 10:12:57 AM, by CTUPTON

    Why there? family But I grew up in that area and it has many, many advantages. Please don't discourage me. Comment only if you have positives to say about Erie County, Buffalo, greater Buffalo, Clarence_NY, snow, lake effect, cloudy weather, etc. Chris... Read more

  • Diet friendly "Boston Cream Pie"

    3/28/2015 10:04:12 AM, by CTUPTON

    Recipe Boston Cream Pie Parfait Nutrition factsAmount per Serving Calories: 128 Protein: 2.5g Total Fat: 4.5g - Saturated Fat: 2.0g Cholesterol: 60mg Total Carbohydrate: 19.0g - Dietary Fiber: 1.5g - Total Sugar: 11.5g Sodium: 120mg This recipe transforms a ... Read more

  • I love My daughter !

    3/28/2015 9:44:05 AM, by KALLIE1958AR

    ‎Friday, ‎March ‎28th‎2015 God is so good yesterday my daughter came home with a picture for me with the verse ISAIAH CHAPTER 12 2 Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation. I... Read more

  • Getting Naked-- a blog from IOWAGRAMMA

    3/28/2015 7:54:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pub
    lic_journal_individual.asp
    ?blog_id=5750626 I just loved this blog. Thank you for putting this into words. I suggest water exercising to everyone! I am like a preacher for this. Many people say they would not be seen in a bathing suit. And these are "thin" ... Read more

  • Anyone have a Fitbit or similar tracker?

    3/27/2015 10:11:57 PM, by MARYINFL2000

    I've seen Fitbits advertised but I don't know anyone who owns one. I believe I'd be more motivated as I could see what I've done for the dsy....I'm a visual person. I'd like to be able to track walks to use a visual walk site and also track stairs. I don't know if any are mutisport or if all are ... Read more

  • hmmm

    3/27/2015 9:45:09 PM, by IMREITE

    opportunities are everywhere if you look for it... Read more

  • Don't store cheese wrapped in plastic says Chef Meg... who knew?

    3/27/2015 6:24:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.thekitchn.com/how-to-store
    -cheese-what-to-do-100285 This link gives more information.But. my cheese doesn't last long enough to matter. 24 chef Meg's food storage ideas. recipes.sparkpeople.com/videos
    .asp?video=Peek_Inside_a_H
    ealthy_Chef's_Fridge... Read more

  • Wanted: One well fitting bathing suit

    3/27/2015 12:38:07 PM, by CRYSTAL0167

    When I opened up my Spark page this morning, one of the first articles to catch my eye was Boost Your Bathing Suit Confidence. The timing was great, and I have learned to be comfortable in a bathing suit regardless of my size, but I have a little rant about the availability of plus-size bathing suit... Read more

  • Lost my streaks

    3/27/2015 7:07:11 AM, by SHER47

    I was down for a few days and didn't track my food or water. Feels good to be back on track in more ways than one!... Read more

  • Trying to be more positive.

    3/26/2015 10:22:22 PM, by KRIS_TEA

    So, I had an appointment with my surgeon, the surgeons dietician, the benefits coordinator, and my own physician. My surgeon is apparently one of the best bariatric surgeons in Texas. He is super nice and I am very happy with him. The dietician & benefits coordinator are amazing. I could easily be c... Read more

  • new opportunity

    3/26/2015 9:02:51 PM, by IMREITE

    time to keep eyes open and be ready to celebrate a new possibility... Read more

  • Finally in the 350's

    3/26/2015 8:26:25 PM, by RELEASETHESTARS

    It's been a rough few weeks weight loss wise. Last week I gained a few pounds which was the first time during this whole process that I've actually GAINED weight. I was emotionally eating because I'm still stuck in this stressful situation of having no place to live. I was depressed about other thin... Read more

  • My Spring re-set

    3/26/2015 6:45:48 PM, by BECKYF3506

    For quite awhile now I've been losing a pound or two, then gaining it right back. I've been stalling every time I turn around and not making very much progress. I happened across some articles about weight loss, calories, and exercise yesterday that might have some answers for me, so I've decid... Read more

  • There will always be stress !

    3/26/2015 3:41:36 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    If there is one thing that i've learned lately, even when my life is going as planned there is always going to be stress. Being a parent, and a girlfriend means I will always be dealing with something. For many years I blamed stress as a factor for my eating, get stressed eat a donut or five, get s... Read more

  • Green Mac n' cheese

    3/26/2015 2:00:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    The recipe is on the following web page: heatherchristo.com/cooks/2012/
    11/04/green-macaroni-and-c
    heese/ Spinach makes it green. Sorry I am just getting around to St. Patrick's day!... Read more

  • Meditation--I don't do this regularly but I have done it from time to time.

    3/26/2015 1:43:01 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.huffingtonpost.com/rachael
    -yahne/mantras_b_6919316.h
    tml?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000030 Some of the studies indicated that meditating even 20 minutes per day for a few weeks was already enough to start experiencing the benefits. http://liveanddare.com/benef
    its-o... Read more

  • STORMS

    3/26/2015 10:13:02 AM, by KALLIE1958AR

    ‎Thursday, ‎March ‎26, ‎2015 Good Morning all , wow what a night we did tons of praying here .. at one point it got real black and still we started commanding the weather ,My sister was at the door watching and she saw three tornados trying to form we commanded them to cease in Jesus nam... Read more

  • Bullying .... where to turn when the system fails

    3/26/2015 8:39:56 AM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Yesterday I was faced with every parents worst fear, my child was missing. I was notified by her grandmother that she left her house with a knife not in a very good frame of mind. Mental health is a real issue with kids nowadays, they get bullied and ridiculed over the simplest things. My oldest has... Read more

  • Do you know Him !

    3/25/2015 10:23:33 AM, by KALLIE1958AR

    THIS WORLD IS NOT OUR HOME ! JOHN CHAPTER 14: 1 ¶ Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you,... Read more

  • My CHANGE has come!

    3/25/2015 1:55:07 AM, by THENEWALICIA

    Three years ago I was diagnosed with pneumonia and was admitted to the hospital. I have been walking around for over two months with walking pneumonia and didn't even know it. In addition I was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis. The doctor placed me on Prednisone which did nothing to help my healthy lifes... Read more

  • sick again

    3/24/2015 10:43:28 PM, by IMREITE

    i hope it passes quickly... Read more

  • 2 day Streak

    3/24/2015 9:45:20 PM, by ULATKINS

    I'm on a roll! 2 days of structured activity..walking and doing coach Nicole 11 minute seated cardio(I was surprised that I was a little winded after that).... Read more

  • Another successful day

    3/24/2015 7:18:53 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Well my day is beginning to wind down, soon it will be bath and bedtime rituals for my little monsters, followed by a little peaceful quiet time than bed time for myself. Overall I would say my day was a success. I am on the low end of my calorie goals, I am currently on my fourth four cup bottle of... Read more

  • AND HE AROSE OUT OF THE GRAVE AND IS ALIVE LETS GET HAPPY!

    3/24/2015 2:24:53 PM, by KALLIE1958AR

    AND HE ROSE OUT OF THE GRAVE Mark 16: 14 ¶ Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach... Read more

  • Telling a Difference

    3/23/2015 10:53:51 PM, by REDHAWK17

    I can really tell the difference. Day three of taking raspberry ketones, I have more energy, getting a lot done today. I even put book shelf together, now i am trying to clean up room, filing papers. Also it is helping not having soda. I need the caffeine for the headaches though so I am drinking cr... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 03/23/2015

    3/23/2015 10:49:40 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    1 Thessalonians 5:21-22 New International Version Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil. King James Version Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil.... Read more

  • Reflection

    3/23/2015 9:08:57 PM, by ULATKINS

    Had a 30th year reunion this past Saturday...Boy do I need to drop some pounds....lol I have really let myself go...I've seen the scale creep up..I slipped back into some old habits..I've allowed my emotional eating take it toll. I have recommitted to my weight loss journey! But, I'm going to sta... Read more

  • Ending the countdown beginning my life :)

    3/23/2015 7:50:18 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Well for the past little while my blogs always began with a number and it was counting down the days to my dream cruise. I changed the cruise today, we pushed it back to next march so my son will not be taken out of school for a week and miss all that time. As I was recounting days figuring out how ... Read more

  • What kind of exercises/ stretches are good for lower back pain?

    3/23/2015 7:10:48 PM, by HEALTHYBYTES42

    I went to the medical aid unit yesterday after church for lower back pain. Still in pain. Not as much though. The Doctor prescribed Tramadol a muscle relaxant. I don't know if it is really helping but I want to do or learn some stretches or exercises for lower back pain. What is best?... Read more

  • Who will be running for Pres. in 2016???????

    3/23/2015 4:56:09 PM, by CTUPTON

    I hate politics with a passion. I still believe we live in the best country ever. It always had controversy. Now is nothing new. Everyone thinks their period of time is worst. Somehow we have a pretty good life here in the US despite all the grumbling. Many countries have no sane way of getting new... Read more

  • Day 22.

    3/23/2015 3:44:29 PM, by KELLYB1210

    Hello everyone! It has been almost 2 weeks since my last blog entry (again...) so I just wanted to check in and say hi! The past 13 day's haven't been too exciting. Sadly I am still really struggling with trying to find motivation/will power to stay away from all of the bad foods that I love or... Read more

  • Water got into my SPAT!

    3/23/2015 3:23:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    I replaced the battery. A little rubber ring fell out. I thought I put it back right. But after today's water class, the SP would not work. I opened it and now am drying it out. 46 chris... Read more

  • I did not realize moving our things near Buffalo would cost so much! But a friend ....had an idea fo

    3/23/2015 3:12:42 PM, by CTUPTON

    A friend volunteered her husband to drive a truck with our stuff from our condo to our new home near buffalo. 400 miles. His wife said he would find some fun to do there to make it a vacation for himself. he once did that and drove his friend's stuff to Alaska! I told her to ask him first. ... Read more

  • A New Day!

    3/23/2015 11:49:44 AM, by KALLIE1958AR

    ‎3/‎23/‎2015 Good Morning .. wow where to start has been awhile since I blogged ,I have taken time out to let God show me things I needed to do .. Number one I was addicted to sugar .. Now I have not he set me free Praise his name .. This Journey has been a long one however with GOd all thin... Read more

  • 3% juice

    3/23/2015 12:27:41 AM, by IMREITE

    Should a product count as juice if it is only 3% juice? There are soda that have more juice. I only buy items that say 100% juice. i know some are "less sugar" or only" 5 calories" but they are either watered down or they have additives.... Read more

  • Update video

    3/22/2015 11:32:54 PM, by PGVIGIL_1

    For some reason, I can't upload videos. Grrrr!! Anyways, just wanted to give everyone a quick update. After many visits to the doctor for a lot of health related issues, never in a million years I thought that I would be typing, saying, thinking or even have this be a reality since we have had ... Read more

  • Your start page--there are at least 2 different formats you can see...

    3/22/2015 10:40:52 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have it so my tracker info shows up. Tracker Details is very motivating for me. I love the various graphs for the week or month, etc. And the fitness leader board and the minutes leader board give me something to challenge myself. I used to be around number 80 but lately I am around num... Read more

  • One more -- I could not resist showing this bunny bread food art!

    3/22/2015 7:58:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    ... Read more

  • Food art. Fun to look at. too complicated to make. Enjoy!

    3/22/2015 7:50:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.kixcereal.com/kix-cereal-f
    ood-art-bumblebee-spring-s
    nack/ This has lovely art made from foods. Enjoy! www.wellinla.com/florent-tanet
    -food-art/2013/ this link has tons of images. Very complicated but unbelievable! www.google.com/sear... Read more

  • nothing on my mind

    3/22/2015 7:45:46 PM, by IMREITE

    i am drawing a blank. may type more later.... Read more

  • Do you notice what others eat?

    3/22/2015 7:30:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    We had family here last Saturday. I noticed the mother of the 6 month old baby fed the baby first before she took a plate of food. She put lasagna and salad on the plate and fed the baby the lasagna. OK. Then she asked her husband to watch the baby while she ate. She got herself lasagna but a much s... Read more

  • Label maker fun!

    3/22/2015 6:59:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    This was between $30 and $40 dollars. It is more than I wanted to spend. But I am thoroughly enjoying the machine. It comes with some white tape. I ordered clear tape with black lettering, too. There are colored tapes, too. I think the tapes are all 1/2 in. wide but you can print smaller an... Read more

  • Hard Work, Hip Pain, and the Miracle Mile

    3/22/2015 4:03:56 PM, by STLSUE01

    Today is the 43rd consecutive day that I have logged in to SparkPeople, and the 42nd consecutive day I have walked. I'm feeling pretty good about it, let me tell you. And I'm enjoying the changes I'm experiencing along the way: I sleep better at night, and my stress level at work is way d... Read more

  • seems legit.

    3/22/2015 3:52:20 PM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    ... Read more

  • No more Weight Watchers, Taking on Low Carb

    3/22/2015 10:42:19 AM, by JEANETTESTING

    So Weight Watchers isn't for me. My blood sugars were getting out of control == again== (for those who don't know, I am Type 2 Diabetic). I lost a good amount of weight but having my blood sugar under control is more important. I started low carb in Feb. and lost 8 pounds in a month. I started vigo... Read more

  • Just want everyone to know there may be another reason they can't lose weight. ( I am glad I found

    3/22/2015 12:39:46 AM, by REDHAWK17

    Just want everyone to know there may be another reason they can't lose weight. Adiponectin In the 1990s, scientists found a protein secreted by adipocytes and named it adiponectin Although adiponectin is secreted only from adipose tissue, plasma concentration of adiponectin is much lower i... Read more

  • Why I may not lose weight (low adiponectin)

    3/22/2015 12:13:12 AM, by REDHAWK17

    I took a quiz and it sure pinpointed me. It seems I am not producing enough adiponectin. It explains how I was losing the weight last year when i took medicine with raspberry ketones. So now I am taking it again. Very interesting... Now, cortisol CAN be a good thing when you're in dange... Read more

  • Pituitary Tumors and Losing Weight

    3/22/2015 12:09:26 AM, by REDHAWK17

    43 Come and be a part of my team. I have many health issues but I am determined to lose the weight. I would like to build up my team for support but also to help others to achieve their goals. I have helped many through with their weight loss and also within their stressful lives. I have always been... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 03/21/2015

    3/21/2015 11:13:53 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    Joel 2:13 New International Version Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity. King James Version "And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn un... Read more

  • saturday and standurday

    3/21/2015 10:11:53 PM, by IMREITE

    i am trying to be more active on weekends. mostly to spend less time sitting. i did pretty well with some things. did not get up ang going as early as i would have liked, but i kept going anyway. i decided to get going and still completed some tasks. ... Read more

  • Blog from App

    3/21/2015 3:38:56 PM, by WOLFKITTY

    I finally opened the SparkApp after quite a long time to discover there ARE a bunch of changes I missed. Namely, ability to blog. I don't know how long this has been here. But it's a GREAT reminder that we need to stay curious and optimistic in order to find the solutions we desperately want o... Read more

  • Tulips made from plum tomatoes!

    3/21/2015 12:45:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    hearthungryblog.com/tag/food-a
    s-art/... Read more

  • Clever treats for spring

    3/21/2015 12:35:22 PM, by CTUPTON

    http://www.hungryhappenings.
    com/2011/04/fun-idea-for-e
    aster-brunch-carrot.html Pillsbury dough and food coloring makes the carrot for filling. Potato salad is the filling with I think it is dill sprigs. Note: this is way , way too complicated for me! It is a cute idea though. ... Read more

  • community blood center

    3/20/2015 9:11:41 PM, by IMREITE

    today was donation day at work. Give blood and save a life.... Read more

  • Peeps in a vacuum chamber. Some things I do miss about teaching science!

    3/20/2015 9:09:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?
    v=fxLY1SGXV_E If you want some fun, search peeps images online. You will be amazed at all the different kinds there are now! Eating them? Well-- NOT. But they are fun. Peeps are also made in bunny shapes. There is a "Peeps Show" --I g... Read more

  • It's Spring...and delicious blast for lunch

    3/20/2015 7:08:27 PM, by BECKYF3506

    After a very long and VERY cold winter, we've finally made it to the first day of Spring! It's still unseasonably cold here in Vermont, with quite a bit of snow left to melt, but it won't be long. I can't wait for the good walking weather to get here. Weight-wise, I've held my own pretty well t... Read more

  • 100 Reasons to Exercise-NOW!

    3/20/2015 2:16:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    "stolen " from a good sparkfriend. Thanks, IAMAGEMLOVER! And, it is an SP article by Nicole. 100 Reasons to Exercise Now 1. Because it makes you feel confident 2. Because it helps you get stronger 3. Because exercise helps combat depression 4. Because you'll feel proud of your... Read more

  • stress & life

    3/20/2015 9:52:35 AM, by MOODYKEYS

    cant seem to move on with trying to care for myself. everyone else seems to need that attention. running my grandson 30 minutes to school and back and going back to get him after school. between that and going or taking someone to the doctor for something who has time to think about food choices. st... Read more

  • Neurologist Visit--Lost 7lbs.

    3/19/2015 1:44:47 PM, by REDHAWK17

    Went to neurologist he only did evaluation of head. Sending me for a MRI, also wants me to go to see endocrinologist he says I do have cushings. He is calling the tumor a large cyst so who knows what I have. Good news I have lost 7 pounds since the 14th.... Read more

  • Happy

    3/19/2015 1:42:16 PM, by SHER47

    Never have regretted a workout because I feel so calm after.... Read more

  • The Myth of Will Power

    3/19/2015 6:12:13 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Will Power never got me through much of anything. Prayer, developing a sense of what I really wanted, changing habits, and finding new supportive friends who had those same goals in mind really got me where I wanted to go. My SparkFriends are a great source of strength. Meeting people at Spark ra... Read more

  • thought to start the day

    3/18/2015 9:00:03 PM, by IMREITE

    ;♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥ “Share your blessings rather than your troubles.” Gail Lynne Goodwin ;♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥ this was posted on my page from an inspirational sparkfriend. I sent it to m... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 03/18/2015

    3/18/2015 6:28:42 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    Psalm 25:14 New International Version The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. King James Version The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will show them his covenant.... Read more

  • Blog via phone

    3/18/2015 2:57:01 PM, by WOLFKITTY

    Most of the time the button for adding a blog using a phone is missing. Today it's there. I added the Pep app. If you're active and I'm not following you there, please let me know. ;) I hope this will help me be more involved to work actively toward losing the 60 pounds I regained from my smalles... Read more

  • It's the Journey, Not the Destination

    3/18/2015 1:39:00 PM, by CRYSTAL0167

    I have been very vocal about my journey to get healthy. I have told my family, friends, coworkers, and anyone else who will listen about my weight loss journey. So a few weeks ago, to update everyone on my progress (whether they wanted to hear it or not), I posted on Facebook about my 10 pound loss ... Read more

  • weight loss slowing down

    3/18/2015 12:46:00 PM, by LBP1961

    Well after 77 days and 30 pounds lost, the scale is slowing down. I am use to that. It just hit me hard every time. Motivation is still there but I have to focus my mind on other goals then the numbers on the scale. 1 pound a week it is. Better to lose 1 pound a week then gain 1 pound a wee... Read more

  • Sporadic and somewhat flying on the seat of my pants...

    3/18/2015 8:28:34 AM, by USMALL

    If I were to be committed to all things everyday WOW what I would be able to do. But I lack the daily discipline and yet with this weightloss journey I am by grace still making changes. I actually two weeks ago hit that weightloss but just did not post it. However the mind game I can reco... Read more

  • off tomorrow

    3/17/2015 9:52:11 PM, by IMREITE

    because i have vacation and want to use it... Read more

  • below high school weight

    3/17/2015 7:47:46 PM, by 2009GETINLINE

    It took 47 years to do this. Thank you Sparkpeople. Jan. 6 size 22 jeans, march 17 size 16 jeans. is it really possible to lose 20 pounds and go down 5 sizes? Wow!!.... Read more

  • Diabetes

    3/17/2015 3:20:22 PM, by REDHAWK17

    I watch what I eat, I am eating healthier but still my numbers are up and down. I have been on Tradjenta for a week now. I have noticed a difference. It's just hard. It was down to 179 last night then this morning it was up to 217. So I don't know.... Read more

  • check list

    3/16/2015 9:22:16 PM, by IMREITE

    i cleaned my kitchen when i got home. good way to start out a monday.... Read more

  • I'm Back!!!

    3/16/2015 8:47:45 PM, by REDHAWK17

    Health has gotten worse, with the added weight it is causing severe back pain. Now wearing a back brace, having difficulty walking, pretty much stuck in the house. I eat healthy but add weight on. Just started Tradjenta last week for diabetes and have more energy. I am now ready to take my life back... Read more

  • Day 25/320 - Another day on track :)

    3/16/2015 7:29:40 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Well another day is just about through here and I am happy to report that i'm still on track. I am coming up on the two week mark of being on track soon woohoo. I woke up to having lost a pound overnight which takes me back to my pre bad few weeks weight. I slaved my butt off last week and took off ... Read more

  • I took on the weekend - and I won!

    3/16/2015 6:24:07 PM, by MARIEMUSGROVE

    Every other weekend I work 12.5 hour shifts 3 days in a row. With all the food temptations by co-workers and the long night shift hours making it hard for me to exercise, I always get off track and it's hard for me to get back on. Which causes the same pounds to come and go over and over. Going into... Read more

  • Got to get HEALTHY!!!

    3/16/2015 12:19:19 PM, by 2DETERMINED

    3/16/2015 Today is Monday, March 16th. I drank a healthy smoothie, scrambled eggs and 2 slices of bacon. I am going to start "MOVING" today even if it is only 15 minutes. I have GOT to get this weight off now. I have been feeling very tired. I slept away most of the weekend and I am still tire... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 03/15/2015

    3/15/2015 11:34:33 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    Mark 16:17-18 New International Version And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands... Read more

  • mental zone out day

    3/15/2015 9:40:54 PM, by IMREITE

    woke up ok. did a good workout went to the grocery store.then came home and puttered.... Read more

  • Here I go again...

    3/15/2015 9:10:31 PM, by JUDITHROXANA

    Ok so as some of you may know, I started training for a 5k some months ago. I was going to the gym and things were looking good for a while. I got to week 5 when my toddler refused to go to the Kid Zone at the gym and I just felt horrible leaving her there crying so that I could train. I decided ... Read more

  • Bronze fitness award--first since shoulder replacement surgery Dec. 2, 2014.

    3/15/2015 4:22:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am happy about the bronze medal this past week. I love the water aerobics, water zumba, and water kick boxing classes. Doing anything on land is discouraging for me. Too many aches and pains. chris... Read more

  • Handwriting... wow I hit a nerve!

    3/15/2015 12:42:11 PM, by CTUPTON

    We had to choose a "mini course " to teach one year. I wanted to do handwriting. It was turned down. It was for high school students. They really needed it. The powers that be thought it was irrelevant. I can remember how proud I was to learn cursive. Thank you all for commenting and even teac... Read more