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  • Long time no see... This is new

    10/21/2014 1:24:41 AM, by LARENTA

    Hello everyone! It has been a long while. I have been sick and trying to take care of everything. I've never felt the way I do right now and today I felt with a little bit of energy so I started to exercise again. The doctors don't know what's wrong with me, so that's a breather... (NOT!) At le... Read more

  • a disappointing moment

    10/20/2014 10:42:26 PM, by MOODYKEYS

    today I had to head into town for some meds my husband needed refilled, when I decided to go talk to my old boss about working over the holiday as a cashier. he asks me every time I go in if I want to come back and help him put the store back together. as I entered the store he was coming out of t... Read more

  • Total shoulder replacement set for Dec. 2--- oh dear.

    10/20/2014 8:25:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    This makes me really, really nervous. I know 3 people this doctor worked on and they are doing great. But I sure am not looking forward to it. chris... Read more

  • just another manic monday

    10/20/2014 7:12:36 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    DH is dealing with a trying to play mediator for a divorcing set of friends. I am getting the play by play. People at work are acting crazy, I mean certifiable. Did not do 10 minutes of anything. I went to the chiro today and am having all sorts of pains. Hope to get some strength tr... Read more

  • free exercise DVD and great website NIH

    10/20/2014 6:38:25 PM, by CTUPTON https://order.nia.nih.go
    /MS033 National Institute for Health your tax dollars at work chris... Read more

  • Mondays are Always Challenging

    10/20/2014 1:46:05 PM, by STLSUE01

    My company likes to micromanage, but since they're based in Colorado, it's distance-micromanaging. They like to demand reports from my boss that they never read, and never acknowledge they received. If there's information they want, they won't look it up on the report, they'll send another email req... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 10/20/2014

    10/20/2014 11:48:30 AM, by PRINCESS1959

    2 Timothy 3:16 New International Version All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness. King James Version All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction... Read more

  • life....

    10/20/2014 11:03:05 AM, by PGVIGIL_1

    always has a way to remind you that immortality is right around the bend....... Read more

  • keep track of afternoon/evening snacking

    10/20/2014 12:55:16 AM, by IMREITE

    this is my goal for the week. on weekends i sleep in so i do most of my eating afternoon. but during a work week i will be waking up early in the morning again and be eating my planned meals (i pack my breakfast and lunch for work so i have control of wahat i eat and what nutrients i get.) this... Read more

  • outside day

    10/19/2014 8:44:01 PM, by IMREITE

    did some outside work. it was windy but otherwise i was able to get some cleaning done.... Read more

  • Just ordered Spark activity tracker

    10/19/2014 7:57:19 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    I was reading the boards for fitbit vs Spark tracker and noticed the ad telling me I could get the Spark tracker for $29.95 because they are putting out the next model soon. I had pretty much already made up my mind that I wanted the spark tracker anyway so its a win win! I was looking at the l... Read more

  • Maybe ------black beans seem to cause my body to hurt

    10/19/2014 3:03:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    I was very careful all day about what I ate and how I felt. I drank lots of water. I had some black eyed peas with olive oil. no pain or other symptoms Later more water. No coffee. After eating Progresso Low Salt Black Bean and Kale soup --body pain about an hour later. 3:00 PM ... Read more

  • others

    10/19/2014 2:24:14 PM, by MOODYKEYS

    right now I am concentrating on helping a spark friend though some ruff times. by helping her I can help myself. concentrating on my friend lets me not concentrate so much on foods, fitness or nutrition. meaning I don't think about eating all the time. here at spark people I have learned that ther... Read more

  • The Baker's Dozen

    10/19/2014 1:23:08 PM, by STLSUE01

    Meaning today is the 13th straight day I've blogged to check in. Three weeks ago I was in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Two weeks ago I was at Archon, the sci... Read more

  • Why I am M.I.A.

    10/19/2014 11:54:09 AM, by SIRENNEA

    Hello Spark Friends, I've been looking for work and moving the last few weeks and so not online a ton. The job hunt is not going well. I have been turned down most recently from a job I really wanted because of my size. Unfortunately I don't live in a state that has laws against fat preju... Read more

  • If you like it then you should write a blog about it

    10/19/2014 10:51:50 AM, by HEYITSLISA

    I really do try to be a positive person. I avoid writing blogs when I'm in a "down" mood. I mean really, everyone has their own trials and tribulations and who really wants to hear about mine? Especially since mine are so minor. (I am self aware enough to realize this!) --there are people on t... Read more

  • Catholic stamps?

    10/19/2014 10:40:18 AM, by CTUPTON

    A Woman went to the Post Office to buy stamps for her Christmas cards. "What Denomination?" Asked the clerk. "Oh, good heavens! Have we come to this?" said the woman. "Well give me 50 Baptist and 50 Catholic ones."... Read more

  • a link to more bloopers--enjoy!

    10/19/2014 9:53:24 AM, by CTUPTON
    lletinBloopers/ I could not resist..... 97. This week's saints include a French woman (Teresa, the Little Flower), a Swedish woman (Bridget), an Italian man (Francis of Assisi), a German man (Bruno), a Jewess from the Holy Land (Mary, God's... Read more

  • more...

    10/19/2014 9:52:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    36. The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind. They can be seen in the church basement Saturday. 37. A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow. 39. Tuesday at 4 p.m. there will be an ice cream socia... Read more

  • a few more if you can stand it...

    10/19/2014 9:48:27 AM, by CTUPTON

    12. Ushers will eat latecomers. 15. During the absence of our pastor, we enjoyed the rare privilege of hearing a good sermon when J. F. Stubbs supplied our pulpit. 16. Next Sunday Mrs. Vinson will be soloist for the morning service. The pastor will then speak on ... Read more


    10/19/2014 9:44:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    1. For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery down stairs. 3. This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Lewis to come forward and lay an egg on the alter. My personal favorite. chris 6. Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles, and... Read more

  • everything is a list

    10/18/2014 9:23:50 PM, by IMREITE

    i asked my sister if her kids (age 6 and 3.5) have xmas list. her response "is everything a list?" the fun of being a little kid and getting excited for xmas and birthdays... Read more

  • Saturday the 12th

    10/18/2014 8:37:08 PM, by STLSUE01

    Checking in. Drove to Metropolis, IL., and ate within my goals ( brilliant idea that). Took a bag of sliced apples to munch on. Also finding out I can walk again.... Read more

  • A few more church bloopers...

    10/18/2014 1:26:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    24.The outreach committee has enlisted 25 visitors to make calls on people who are not afflicted with any church. 25.Low Self-Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 to 8:30p.m. Please use the back door. 26.The 1991 Spring Council Retreat will be hell May 10 and 11. ... Read more

  • Bloopers in church bulletins ...

    10/18/2014 1:21:52 PM, by CTUPTON

    7.If you would like to make a donation, fill out a form, enclose a check, and drip in the collection basket. 8.Next Sunday Mrs. Vinson will be soloist for the morning service. The pastor will then speak on “It’s a Terrible Experience.” 9.Don’t miss this Saturday’s exhibit by Christian Martian Ar... Read more

  • Pork and Saurkraut and Mountain Dew?

    10/18/2014 9:08:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    Tyson Pork Tenderloin - 1.5 lbs Kuner's Bavarian Sauerkraut - 14 oz can Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard - 1 Tbsp Diet Mountain Dew - 1 cup This is a SP recipe made in a crock pot. Do I have the courage to try this? chris
    recipe-detail.asp?rec... Read more

  • Good Morning

    10/18/2014 6:49:10 AM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    I just made myself some nice eggs and sweet potato hash and had considered making keto coffee with coconut oil, but since I don't want to wake DD & DH with the stick blender I just ate the coconut oil. My problem now is that I suddenly have an aversion to my breakfast. I know CO is supposed to reduc... Read more

  • friday

    10/17/2014 10:37:17 PM, by IMREITE

    yeah a weekend. time to rest and relax... Read more

  • Rolling down the hill

    10/17/2014 9:28:57 PM, by SISYPHUS_CLIMBS

    There's always something, isn't there? A dinner with friends. Family in town. A cold that won't go away. Always something to distract from pushing that ball up the hill. But while your back is turned, it's rolling down, down, down...... Read more

  • Welcome to Friday (11 days)

    10/17/2014 8:10:59 PM, by STLSUE01

    Crazy day but didn't want to lose the momentum. ... Read more

  • Gadgets to slow down eating! OMG! Interesting but not recommended at all!

    10/17/2014 7:26:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    bite counter
    t-to-weight-loss.html the happy fork tells you if you are eating too fast
    ifork This calculates... Read more

  • Stress

    10/17/2014 7:03:41 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Today was supposed to be the day that I had 3 hours to myself in the house. It didn't happen. I was called in to sit with a coworker during an HR meeting. O effin JOY! Well I had only 1.5 hours to myself. I ran a mile under 12 minutes, new best for me, YAY. The school kids were ok, so I do... Read more

  • Stuffed pepper soup--done and frozen!

    10/17/2014 4:59:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    chris... Read more

  • a laugh for today.

    10/17/2014 4:20:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    At a particular convent, the nuns lived under a vow of silence that could be broken only once a year. One year, at the appointed time, the clock struck 12 noon as the nuns were eating lunch and one spoke up and said, "This soup is terrible." A year passed, and at the appointed time, another sister v... Read more

  • the pounding noise

    10/16/2014 10:11:17 PM, by IMREITE

    the bridge by us is having work done. the jackhammering is starting to drive me nuts.... Read more

  • food storage timer- I need this for the whole refrigerator!

    10/16/2014 9:04:06 PM, by CTUPTON
    2013/6/6/kitchen-safe ... Read more

  • 10 days already??

    10/16/2014 9:42:09 AM, by STLSUE01

    Today is ten consecutive days that I have written a little bit of blog to be accountable for my daily actions. Today is 8 pounds down this month, and today is waking up with my hip hurting a little less than it has in the past (we'll see if that's sustained). Just for today: - I will be grate... Read more

  • Trip to the shoulder surgeon.

    10/16/2014 7:38:27 AM, by CTUPTON

    I saw the shoulder surgeon yesterday. His main statement was that it was up to me. He said people live with what I have but he is more than happy to do the shoulder replacement if I want it. He said nothing short of that would really help me. I mentioned the P-EMF machine at my chiropractor's. I s... Read more

  • Less heady topics

    10/15/2014 9:00:05 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Another article about nutrition
    8404579533760760481486 I didn't have enough fat in my dinner so I tried to google foods that are good before bed and I learned that avocado will help me sleep because it has trypophan s... Read more

  • Hugs

    10/15/2014 8:48:39 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    The other day dropping off one of the school kids I was saddened. A young one, who is often a bit of a challenge for me, ran off the bus to give mom a hug and mom didn't hug back. It's hard to find the words to describe my disappointment with this scene. Today I was pondering how a lot o... Read more

  • Children see right thru us

    10/15/2014 7:13:30 PM, by TINKFAN2

    I started seeing a nutrionist awhile back. I wanted to be intentional with what I am eating. I was sharing this at dinner after my first appointment. My youngest told me I was inspiring her to do better. . We have made changes over time prior to this, but when I am intentional, I... Read more

  • from PIXIE-LICIOUS --Thank You!

    10/15/2014 6:54:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    ... Read more

  • Just for Today, Day 9

    10/15/2014 9:59:55 AM, by STLSUE01

    Just for today: - I will breathe. I strained my left wrist lifting a tenant's file yesterday afternoon. Grrrr. Another was nagging us via phone messages about his utility reimbursement. What's a utility reimbursement? In HUD housing, each apartment here has a utility allo... Read more

  • Busy day today...Just kept going!!!

    10/15/2014 1:58:37 AM, by DACROAKE

    Today for some strange reason that is unknown, but maybe it is the steroids the doctor put me on for 5 days, I just couldn't stay still. I got so much done today though. Got all but 2 loads of laundry done, which means many trips up and down the stairs has the laundry room is down stars in the basem... Read more

  • i dont like to wait

    10/14/2014 8:24:38 PM, by IMREITE

    but i have too. i dont want to but i am stuck waiting for other people to make decisions.... Read more

  • Just For Today - Accountability Day 8

    10/14/2014 9:50:29 AM, by STLSUE01

    Just for today: - I will try to stay focused - I will try to remember to breathe - I wil drink my water. Today when I stopped at the grocery store for my fruit, I found bags of dehydrated fruit called Crispy Green Crispy Fruit. Each serving is 40 calories and nothing but dehydrated cri... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 10/14/2014

    10/14/2014 9:48:23 AM, by PRINCESS1959

    Psalm 19:14 New International Version May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. King James Version Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my red... Read more

  • It's A Start!!!

    10/14/2014 12:20:53 AM, by DACROAKE

    Today I ordered a new Talking Digital Scale. I am not sure if I am going to like it Talking to me, but maybe it will help me stay on track, we will see how it and I get along, LOL!!! ... Read more

  • Happy

    10/13/2014 10:46:55 PM, by JUDITHROXANA

    I am feeling pretty good! I feel like I am making progress. I started walking with my neighbor a couple of times a week. Also playing soccer once a week (hoping to add another day a week soon) and kickboxing once a week. My pants feel loose and I am averaging weight loss of a pound per week. I a... Read more

  • to err is human

    10/13/2014 10:03:27 PM, by IMREITE

    but to blame someone else shows management skill. - quote from a coworkers shirt... Read more

  • New Gym In Town

    10/13/2014 9:11:42 PM, by LOVINGMYSELF101

    In a town so small, we only have one gas station and no traffic lights, getting a 24 hour gym was a true blessing. She took a lot longer than she originally thought to get it open. We have all been wondering and hoping it was going to be earlier this summer, but alas, it didn't open till recently. ... Read more

  • Clean and Social

    10/13/2014 7:35:17 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Good evening Sparkers, I found a nice balance today. I set a timer for 30 minutes and alternated between the internet and cleaning up the house for the first half of the day. I am proud to say I was able to stay focused and I feel I was able to get more done in a shorter amount of time. Then I spe... Read more

  • venturing on.

    10/13/2014 5:07:44 PM, by MOODYKEYS

    well i guess you could say I am giving it all my attention and doing the best I can. I have made two spark friends that email me. we help each other by letting the other know they are not alone in the ups and downs of trying to lose weight. its hard doing it the right way because we all want it to ... Read more


    10/13/2014 4:33:32 PM, by READYRUBBIES

    Today was a better day for me.Sometimes i feel discouraged.So i try to avoid the mirror. I know i am making a huge strides in my health and fitness. It use to be a time when i would sit in front of the tv and binge eat with little to no physical activity. Now i am feeling the desire and motivation t... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 10/13/2014

    10/13/2014 3:36:48 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    Psalm 19:14 New International Version May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer. King James Version Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my red... Read more

  • Seven days - Hello accountability

    10/13/2014 10:04:09 AM, by STLSUE01

    I'm tired. It was more weekend than I expected, and while fun in many ways, it leaves me emotionally free floating. I went to San Francisco to see a man I've been involved with for over two years now. We can't seem to get any further, or maybe I don't want to, or maybe he doesn't want to.... Read more

  • Time to Jump Back on the losing Weight Wagon!!! NO MORE SLIPS!!!

    10/13/2014 12:18:16 AM, by DACROAKE

    It has been a very rough year for me and I know I have not been here with my Sparkpeople support team since August 2013. My year really started falling the end of March 2014 when I ended up in the hospital with pneumonia. I was in the hospital for 4 days and we all know how insurance is, well 4 days... Read more

  • What is wrong with me?

    10/12/2014 9:30:14 PM, by THINBRANDY2014

    This past week I started off strong. I ate well on Sunday and Monday. Exercised on Monday. Logged everything for the first two days. Then my cycle hit and WHAM, off the wagon I go. I had no self control what so ever. I binged on candy bars, cupcakes, and very non healthy food. I did no fitness... Read more

  • back home

    10/12/2014 8:11:35 PM, by IMREITE

    wedding was fun. but the traveling in the car is not fun. i dont like sitting still for 3- 3.35 hours at a time... Read more

  • I Fit in a Costume and Went to a Party for the First Time @ Halloween!

    10/12/2014 7:14:44 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I was actually able to shop and put together a costume. Most of even the plus sizes still didn't fit right or look good on me... short and still overweight, but I managed to pull one together and buy it in pieces! Here is a picture. Here is also a picture of the hubby. I did his make up. I'm a... Read more

  • Just for Today, 6th day, 10/12/14

    10/12/2014 7:08:23 PM, by STLSUE01

    Just for today: - I will keep my heart full of hope and love. I am sitting at San Francisco Airport waiting for my flight back to St. Louis. This morning I ate an awesome breakfast: three eggs scrambled with spinach, mushrooms, onion, garlic... and I substitute avocado for potatoes. Seriousl... Read more

  • previously on Goals

    10/12/2014 7:06:40 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Well it has taken a couple of days, to put things into perspective, Thanks for all of your suggestions. I think Woubbie put it best "I like to think of my eating lifestyle the way a vegetarian would. Does a vegetarian eat meat on special occasions or when eating out?" So I guess what I have to d... Read more

  • DAY 4 (of 4) eating Plan Rotation Foods

    10/12/2014 2:45:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    amaranth buckwheat rice beets jalapeno peppers okra parsnip Portobello mushrooms scallions spinach squash swiss chard turnip cantaloupe lemon olives orange pumpkin watermelon chicken livers clams haddock ... Read more

  • DAY 3 (of4) Eating Plan Rotation Foods

    10/12/2014 2:43:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    corn quinoa sorghum acorn squash asparagus black beans fennel seeds green peas iceberg lettuce leeks lima beans pinto beans radish apricots blueberries nectarines peaches plums raspberry anchovy duck halibut... Read more

  • DAY 2 (of 4) Eating Plan Rotation Foods

    10/12/2014 2:42:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    Here is day 2 millet wild rice bell peppers bok choy broccoli brussel sprouts button mushrooms cabbage cauliflower endive kelp zucchini apple avocado blueberry cranberry pineapple pomegranate catfish chicken ... Read more

  • DAY 1 (of 4) Eating Plan Rotation Foods

    10/12/2014 2:39:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    These are the foods listed for Day 1 (of 4): artichoke's blackeye peas butternut squash carrot celery eggplant kale parsley leaf lettuce romaine lettuce tomato _______ banana date fig grape kiwi mango papaya strawberry ______ beef bison chick... Read more

  • Wow!!!

    10/12/2014 2:31:30 PM, by LADYK1964

    I haven't been on a walk the last couple of days but I have stayed active. This morning when I got ready to do laundry I was whining over not having jeans that fit. I was washing my only pair of jeans that fit (or so I thought). I knew they were a little big on me, but I was so depressed I didn't... Read more

  • Summary of foods I am majorly and moderately sensitive to. Avoid some for 6 months and others for 3

    10/12/2014 2:19:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    Apparently I am majorly sensitive to (NOT allergic!) string beans,tapioca,onions, peanuts, vanilla, and carob Mnemonic "STOP ViCe" I am supposed to not eat those foods for ---6 months. Then I can reintroduce them one at a time and see how I feel. and moderately sensitiv... Read more

  • DAY 38 countdown --getting the kitchen organized according to the foods to eat on certain days

    10/12/2014 12:47:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    Here is what I have done: -cleaned the fridge yesterday -on the various grain flours write DAY 1,2,3,4 (no wheat, rye, oats) well I ate some of the oats this morning-I can't bear to just throw them out. -put the labeled flours and dried beans un a cupboard and not on the counter l... Read more

  • Just for Today, 5th day, 10/11/14

    10/11/2014 9:18:47 PM, by STLSUE01

    Just for today: - I am continuing my checking in - I am grateful for the wonders of redwood trees and oceans and every thing in between.... Read more

  • Taking time for me

    10/11/2014 6:51:40 PM, by KATS11735

    Need to take time just to stop by planet fitness & ride the bike for 10 mins a day. Reward myself with a chair massage... Read more

  • Goals

    10/11/2014 1:51:10 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    As I was updating my status, I caught a glimpse of my goals. Lose 50lbs in 2014, uh...I have 2.5 months to lose about 22 lbs hmm...yeah....I don't think its gonna happen. I started out so strong in the first quarter, that's when most of the 20 of the 27 lbs came off. 2014 will mark the first yea... Read more

  • Day 38 countdown --an easier way for a week

    10/11/2014 8:32:38 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am finding it very hard to stick to the rotation eating plan. I think I can eliminate the foods I am supposed to eliminate. So for this week I will try to eliminate foods I am sensitive to but not follow the Day 1,2,3,4 food lists. Maybe this simpler way will get me "in the groove" eas... Read more

  • Pole dancing by a woman my size-

    10/10/2014 7:11:29 PM, by CTUPTON
    lZAWFajua7g Watch at least till the guy pole dances with her. chris... Read more

  • Just for Today, 4th day, 10/10/14

    10/10/2014 3:48:35 PM, by STLSUE01

    Just for today: - I will be grateful for living in a complex world, and having the ability to make choices - I will allow myself reasonable food choices - I will breathe. I am in San Francisco today visiting a friend this weekend.... Read more

  • Bleh! I mistakenly got a BK Original recipe chicken sandwich

    10/10/2014 12:53:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    It was all salt. I threw away the bun. But the chicken had so much salt that is all I could taste. Live and learn! chris... Read more

  • Oh no! Day 39 countdown

    10/10/2014 12:49:42 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have about a month to get compliant with my eating plan from ALCAT. November 16 will be Day 1 . I should be able to do this. Last week was a mess. I was not feeling good and I ate anything. I am feeling much better. SO I will again put meals in the FOOD Tracker for 4 days at ... Read more

  • Macbeth on cd

    10/10/2014 12:40:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am thoroughly enjoying this played on my car cd player. I just read Dragonfly in Amber which has a similar theme. chris... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 10/10/2014

    10/10/2014 11:36:43 AM, by PRINCESS1959

    Psalm 145:8-9 New International Version The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made. King James Version The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy. The LORD is good ... Read more

  • on the road

    10/10/2014 12:34:20 AM, by IMREITE

    Traveling to a family wedding. get to spend girl time with my sister.... Read more

  • Day 4

    10/9/2014 11:00:21 PM, by KATS11735

    I find that work has taken me out of my home this week. It has made it easier to watch what I am eating. I have to shop for each meal. At home there is so much to choose from. Living out if the house makes me plan each meal more so than just choosing what we have on hand.... Read more

  • Acceptance, Day 16

    10/9/2014 10:11:44 PM, by SISYPHUS_CLIMBS

    There are days (and weeks) where, despite my best intentions, I just cannot focus on the task at hand. This week seems to be one of those weeks. Maybe it's the staying up late working on the basement, but I just cannot stay focused at work. I start doing something, then let myself get distracted ... Read more

  • Green with Envy

    10/9/2014 8:00:11 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Another aphorism from DH: "Happiness is not having all that you want, it is wanting all that you have." I was having a bad spell, venting about dwelling on a social media profile which for me is an exercise of reviewing the haves and the have-nots, where I am always the latter. I know I wa... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 10/09/2014

    10/9/2014 2:06:20 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    Proverbs 3:9-10 New International Version Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine. King James Version Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all... Read more

  • Ice cream from one ingrediant. No icecream maker needed!

    10/9/2014 1:43:36 PM, by CTUPTON If I had tried that without directions, I probably would have given up too soon. chris... Read more

  • Just For Today, Day 3, 10/9

    10/9/2014 1:14:00 PM, by STLSUE01

    Just for today: - I will lay out what I plan to eat today at work throughout the day - I will drink the three bottles of water I have in my desk - I will breathe deeply, especially when I feel stressed - I will remember to be grateful for al of the good and wonderous things and people I am b... Read more

  • dress fits

    10/9/2014 12:15:49 AM, by IMREITE

    tried on my dress for my cousins wedding and it fits. then i dont have to worry about digging through the closet.... Read more

  • Acceptance, Day 15

    10/8/2014 10:09:59 PM, by SISYPHUS_CLIMBS

    I have to accept that I have the bad habit of putting myself in situations where it's more difficult for me to make the healthy choice. I read too late at night, which makes me tired, which makes me sleep late, which makes me late getting out the door, which means I don't make lunch. Then I ... Read more

  • Onsite nutrition pilot program

    10/8/2014 9:37:36 PM, by IMREITE

    I was picked! We have a new pilot program. Today was my weigh in/measurement day. some numbers are good but others nees a lot of work. i love to exercise so i am hoping the work with a nutritionist helps motivate and make me mentally aware of my choices. Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist for... Read more

  • still hanging in there

    10/8/2014 7:40:08 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Not tracking but not on a binge either Ran yesterday, walked two ten minute jaunts today Kids were easier today. Life has so much to offer, just not enough time to do it all in. when it comes to dreaded tasks DH is always saying: Don't wish your time away, wish that you could be doing... Read more

  • Fear - You can't keep me down anymore!

    10/8/2014 6:59:56 PM, by GMINYARD

    Fear is an ugly part of my life. I have lived with it for such a long time, I don't know what I would do without it. That has to change in order for me to succeed. Most of my fear is based on what I look like or what people think. Or should I say, what I THINK people are thinking. I pride myse... Read more

  • from MISTMADE

    10/8/2014 4:10:52 PM, by CTUPTON

    This source is from a cookbook. Printed in germany in the 50's: Amount needed for one person: Soup as a starter 1/2 cup (1/4L) Soup as Main Meal 1 cup (1/2L) Fish as Starter 3oz (100-125g) Fish as main meal 7 oz (200g) Meat as a meal (like roast etc) 3 oz (100-125g) ... Read more

  • coconut milk ice cream-- I am not having any luck

    10/8/2014 3:57:35 PM, by CTUPTON

    It came out like ice, not creamy at all. I tried it 2 different ways. The second way I blended the coconut milk, bananas, and stevia and froze it. It was not creamy. I ate it after it thawed some. Got any ideas. Do I need to use coconut cream?... Read more

  • Happy

    10/8/2014 12:38:29 PM, by ELLAPOOR

    Life is good. All you have to do is look to see it.... Read more

  • Just for Today 10/8

    10/8/2014 9:58:01 AM, by STLSUE01

    Just for today: - I will lay out what I plan to eat at work throughout the day - I will drink the three bottles of water stashed in my desk - I will breathe deeply when I feel the stres of the day start to constrict me - I will remember to be grateful for all of the good and wonderous things... Read more

  • still crabby

    10/7/2014 10:01:07 PM, by IMREITE

    dont like being sick. it tires me and i am really crabby. also lethargic. and my stress releif - eating or exercising. i have coughing fits when i exercise, so my workouts are less intense and shorter. so i get crabbier. i am working harfer at being mindful to not eat when i am not hungry, ... Read more

  • Day 1

    10/7/2014 9:40:16 PM, by KATS11735

    Made smarter choices. Need to get in shape. Need to get into winter coats. Need to be able to purchase jeans. Winter is coming.... Read more

  • Steamrolled

    10/7/2014 8:00:01 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    There is just not enough time for sparking properly. DH is pissed @ me because we were both running late for evening meetings. & I asked him fix computer for DD to do homework. He's the one in charge of the stringent settings on the damn thing. I am slacking as co-building rep for our un... Read more

  • I'm Alive!

    10/7/2014 4:12:15 PM, by LUCKYLISA12002

    I'm still alive and well, I promise! ;) I know it has been a VERY long time since I last blogged and even signed on to Sparkpeople. Planning a wedding, taking care of my uncle, house work, and an unpredictable work schedule has really taken up a huge chunk of my time so I'm not on Sparkpeople as muc... Read more

  • Backslide

    10/7/2014 12:22:30 PM, by SCHADWE

    The weather is changing. Before we know it the Holidays will be upon us and my summer weight loss plans seem to have flown right out the window with summer. I have maintained over the summer. I did not get as much exercise as I wanted or eaten as healthy as I planned. But I mainta... Read more