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  • Thursday

    7/28/2016 8:41:09 AM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    It's day two of getting back into the swing of things. Today's workout will consist of Kettlebell Training and Wii Fit U. Hoping for the best.... Read more

  • new change

    7/28/2016 7:09:00 AM, by GLENDAK72

    so I am contemplating doing a low carb change I have been following a WW plan and I'm doing ok on it I am losing but a few of my friends have been and still are being successful with low carb. I am now doing some research on what type of foods I can and can not have and also to see if I will be able... Read more

  • Unexpected walk

    7/27/2016 7:49:24 PM, by HLANIER4

    I had a really busy day today, but found myself with a little down time after dropping my son off at band camp. Since I had my dog with me I decided to check out a nearby lake park. While the park wasn't a huge distance, it was a great 30 minute piddly walk with my doggy. We enjoyed the wind comin... Read more

  • Starting Fri. I won't be online much. I will miss you all!

    7/27/2016 2:31:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    I will be looking for a new home near Buffalo. I plan to stay there 7 days. Prayers welcome! chris... Read more

  • 36 days left. Countdown. To put our condo on the market. And find a new home to go to!

    7/27/2016 11:36:11 AM, by CTUPTON

    SMART GOAL:Get ready for my trip to Buffalo to look at housing. Leaving Friday. Only 2 days left to get ready for that trip. 1. I need to take passwords for my computer ! In prior trips I was stuck sometimes! 2. Pack! My clothes are washed already. 104 3. Be ready to meet the Buffalo rea... Read more

  • A "manufactured home"in a park over 55+ Worth considering.

    7/27/2016 11:21:00 AM, by CTUPTON

    nys.mlxchange.com/DotNet/Pub/E
    mailView.aspx?r=1984353977
    &s=NYS&t=NYS It is way cheaper than the over $200,000 places I have looked at (online). Our big need is enough space for John's motorized wheelchair. I have to find out the width of the hallway. There is a stairway to the... Read more

  • Wednesday

    7/27/2016 10:40:44 AM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    Today I'm getting back into the swing of things! I'll admit that I was feeling defeated, but most of that came from my hormones being all over the place.... Read more

  • Small goals

    7/26/2016 2:05:57 PM, by TRACEEE24

    Each month, I try to write out 10 goals and at the end of the month I can hold myself accountable if I do or don't meet those goals. This month has been rough for me. The heat is SOOOOO hard for me to get past. I haven't been getting my 10,000 steps a day because I won't go out and walk, I haven't... Read more

  • Tuesday

    7/26/2016 10:17:36 AM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    The last time I logged onto SP was on Sunday. I have been feeling blah and defeated. I've lost my zeal to exercise. I hate feeling this way.... Read more

  • Going back to school

    7/26/2016 9:15:43 AM, by HLANIER4

    In a few days I will return to work for a new school year with some returning students and some new. Last year was my first year teaching both middle school and Sped. I had taught Pre-k for years, but was burned out and needed a change. It was a breath of fresh air switching to a whole new age and s... Read more

  • since june 14th

    7/25/2016 4:58:17 PM, by REDHAWK17

    I have lost 20lbs.... Read more

  • Countdown 38 Days left. Photos of my tasks.

    7/25/2016 11:45:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    Help me set reasonable time limits of each task. My lack of energy is a big factor. I think most people would be able to clean each area fairly quickly. Not me. Paper work is my nemesis ! And this is what is left after a couple of years of decluttering. 24 234 photos to fo... Read more

  • Remember my knee problem?-not able to bend it....now.. better!

    7/25/2016 10:01:50 AM, by CTUPTON

    It has taken over a year of daily work , but the knee bends just past 90 degrees now! 104 The best exercise is pushing the foot forward --pushing the foot on a stationary object like a wall---to tire the muscle--then bending the knee. Repeat maybe 2-3 times. A chiropractor taught me that. ... Read more

  • 39 days countdown. SMART GOAL: attack my own desk top. Oh no!

    7/24/2016 9:08:01 PM, by CTUPTON

    I did make progress! It is not done yet. The shelves above the desk collect tons of stuff. I found a whole roll 40 of stamps that I had misplaced! 198 I found the keys 528 to the bank safety deposit box so I can close it out before the move. 30 273 527 I still don't have... Read more

  • Charma

    7/24/2016 9:05:24 PM, by HLANIER4

    So, last night we decided to go out for pizza. I was jazzed and at peace with the fact I was probably going to go over my daily calorie range. I've been really good with eating choices, as well as exercising. So, a little treat by eating what my family was eating was exciting. Well, I'm currently ... Read more

  • when is enough enough

    7/24/2016 12:48:41 PM, by GLENDAK72

    I am 43 and almost 400 pounds I have been going from 389 down to 370 for over a year just bounce back and forth !! I have set down later out a plan for myself all set up with a good program downloaded Fitbit and even found a free weight watchers type "diet" app ( I never use that word, that's a cuss... Read more

  • Sunday

    7/24/2016 8:06:57 AM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    I never logged onto sparkpeople yesterday, because I just needed a break. I also felt so defeated.... Read more

  • The difference

    7/23/2016 11:32:22 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Rude or not rude

    7/23/2016 7:38:46 AM, by HLANIER4

    My honey bunny is very strict about cell phones at the dinner table, which to me is a good thing. I've always backed him and made sure to leave mine in another room, as well as our teenager also does. I feel guilty, though, lately when I pull out my phone during a meal and start tracking my calorie... Read more

  • Which candidate do you side with?

    7/22/2016 7:51:00 PM, by CTUPTON

    I enjoyed doing this questionnaire online. Many questions have hidden choices. You might overlook these. They give many more options than the questions first appearing. isidewith.com/ I did this before but I am trying it again since the elections are so close. chris ... Read more

  • I'm going to float away...

    7/22/2016 7:26:21 PM, by HLANIER4

    I was told by the doctor to drink half of my weight in water everyday in order to lose weight. As she said this, I thought to myself "man am I glad I'm in the 2's and to the 3's". But with that being said, I'm beginning to feel like a boat sailing away in the water. Water, water, water everywhere. ... Read more

  • 41 days countdown, Today's smart goal: buy something pretty!

    7/22/2016 12:08:18 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is NOT the candle I bought but it looks a little like it. It is LED and goes on automatically for 4 hours. 244 I will set it for the evenings. Hopefully, people looking to buy the condo will be here then. A fun goal for today! 104... Read more

  • Time

    7/22/2016 9:56:25 AM, by BECCA_73

    56 For me, there hasn't been enough time in the last few weeks (since my last blog) for me to think about even breathing half the time LOL Giving much attention to my mom and her medical issues, there have been some good news as her cancer is not as bad as first thought. And trying to implement... Read more

  • Friday

    7/22/2016 9:05:45 AM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    Happy Friday! It's a beautiful day. Running some errands before my hubby goes to work.... Read more

  • The Fibro Manual copyright 2016

    7/22/2016 6:56:36 AM, by CTUPTON

    The Fibro Manual by Gineva Liptan, M.D. I found this book to be very up to date and very organized -easy to find info I needed chris 220... Read more

  • "ADDED UNTO YOU"

    7/21/2016 8:09:48 PM, by LBS4LBS

    Disclaimer: **This is a vent post** So, I happen to be glancing through something on Facebook earlier, now typically I'm not on social media too often, it's just not my thing, matter of fact, that's the first time I'd been on Facebook in months, but on a whim, I did a 'check' in just to see old fri... Read more

  • Thursday

    7/21/2016 3:09:41 PM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    I woke up not feeling good, so I didn't exercise this morning. I went back to sleep to shake it off. My hubby took our boys to the park so they could play before it got too hot.... Read more

  • Childish...

    7/21/2016 2:24:31 PM, by HLANIER4

    I have recently found that acting, or at least eating, like a child benefits my weight loss goals. Unfortunately, we eat out more than I would like, so I've had to readjust my eating out mindset. I have recently begun ordering off of the kid's menu at some of my favorite places (Chick-fil-a, Chedda... Read more

  • THE SECOND HALF OF MY BEGINNING

    7/21/2016 11:40:13 AM, by LBS4LBS

    Soo, here I am! The second half of my beginning. I've come from over 300 lbs(305.6) to be exact and I decided the beginning of this month that it's time to get this weight loss journey restarted to reach my goal weight. I've been sitting idle in the 250s for too long now. I want to reach my goal ... Read more

  • Day 11, Round Two

    7/20/2016 2:24:02 PM, by STORMIE62

    Another bad night... So tired and hurting I took a pain medication Numb and nauseated, feel like I am going to be sick. Try to rest, but keep hearing voices, doors opening and closing. Yet I know I am alone and doors are locked... dreaming or hallucinating? Hot shower to ease the aches ... Read more

  • 43 days left. Today's SMART Goal

    7/20/2016 12:40:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    43 days left before I put this condo on the market. But I am not feeling up to par. I am feeling like I have a virus and a rash on chest, back, and itchy in various places. Darn. I need to accomplish something daily toward being able to "show" this condo. 24 Today's SMART Goal: ... Read more

  • Huh? I have a rash! And I feel like I have a virus. What on earth is this?

    7/20/2016 12:31:03 PM, by CTUPTON

    My throat and ear canal area is tender and stuffy. My chest definitely has a rash. Itchy, too. Other areas of my body feel a bit itchy , too. I have not been outside much so I don't think it is from insect bites. Got any ideas. It is now the 3rd full day. I am using cortisone cream ... Read more

  • My grade school reunion is July 30th near Buffalo, Ny.

    7/20/2016 12:27:14 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am going! Yeah! I just filled out a questionnaire they sent me. I am hoping meeting these old friends might give me information about where to live in that area! Wouldn't that be nice! chris... Read more

  • Wednesday

    7/20/2016 9:54:41 AM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    My hubby and I had plans to go for a walk this morning, but his boss called to see if he could go in for a few hours. So, I prayed and read my bible. Just got done doing 19 minutes of Wii Fit U.... Read more

  • Here we go again!

    7/19/2016 12:50:12 PM, by ELLEJAY7

    Yo yo - so hard to keep committed and stick with a new food/exercise plan. I keep getting side tracked by other things in life. Well now it's July, 1/2 of the year is over, and I have made NO PROGRESS! Disgusted with myself and yet proud too that I have been good for 1 1/2 days. How pathetic. Well I... Read more

  • Day Ten, Round Two

    7/19/2016 12:14:55 PM, by STORMIE62

    Motivational speaker Les Brown (born 1945) made his name encouraging others to overcome any odds that might stand in their way. He is quoted in saying "You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers." I am sure everyone has heard it before. To achie... Read more

  • 44 days left. Today's SMART Goal

    7/19/2016 11:39:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 44 days left. Today's SMART Goals: Take the van to be serviced before the 400 mile Buffalo trip. 248 (I still have not really cleaned the interior. 24 ) Sort stuff from my purse: many notes , etc. from doc appts. etc. I will overlo... Read more

  • Healthy Iced Vanilla Latte

    7/19/2016 11:05:11 AM, by CTUPTON

    INGREDIENTS For coffee ice cubes- 1 pot brewed coffee For latte- 2-3 coffee ice cubes 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk 2-3 drops liquid stevia Dash cinnamon DIRECTIONS 1. To make coffee ice cubes, pour brewed coffee into an ice cube tray. Freeze for 1 hour or ... Read more

  • A way to calculate expenses at a certain retirement community

    7/19/2016 10:56:59 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.holidaytouch.com/retiremen
    t-101/cost-of-living... Read more

  • Tuesday

    7/19/2016 10:45:04 AM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    Today's #workout consisted of 15 minutes of Kettlebell Training and 17 minutes of Wii Fit U! I totally crushed my workout this morning.... Read more

  • Sauteed Cabbage and Zucchini

    7/19/2016 10:26:26 AM, by CTUPTON

    Sauteed Cabbage and Zucchini (from DS9KIE--thanks) Ingredients: 1 small head cabbage, chopped 1 small zucchini and yellow squash Some onion Some red and yellow pepper Some collard greens 4 mushrooms 3 broccoli stems 1 tbsp onion powder 1 tbsp garlic po... Read more

  • A little more today...

    7/19/2016 9:20:12 AM, by HLANIER4

    Today, I feel better since I slept better than the previous night. I'm still suffering from a general lack of motivation. I have a million things I need and want to do, such as a nice long walk with the dog.... Read more

  • Monday

    7/18/2016 11:40:23 AM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    Good Morning & Happy Monday! It's a brand new day and I am ready to get my groove on!... Read more

  • Bangladesh sparkfriends-- earthquake possibility?

    7/18/2016 11:33:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    earthsky.org/earth/giant-quake
    -may-lurk-under-bangladesh I am hoping this is over blown. chris... Read more

  • Instead of the evil M&Ms try dark chocolate. Advice from a beloved sparkfriend!

    7/18/2016 10:58:02 AM, by CTUPTON

    "Hershey's Dark Chocolate Kisses, Brookside Dark Chocolate with Blueberry and Acai, and Lindt Extra Dark Chocolate truffles the best. I can have 1 truffle and I'm good for days. You can have 5 kisses, and you have to unwrap each one! Brookside is harder for me to control because it comes loose in... Read more

  • John as Cookie Monster!

    7/18/2016 10:45:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    ( John often covers himself in his motorized wheelchair to be warm and take a nap. DD put the paper cutouts on him.)... Read more

  • Day Nine, Round Two

    7/18/2016 10:23:03 AM, by STORMIE62

    Well this weekend may not have gone the way I had planned, I lost two days to the pain and the medicated haze sleep. But it is monday, the start of a new week. With that I have a new mantra... " I will start by doing what is necessary; then do what is possible and then I will see that I am d... Read more

  • 50 things to do when you're bored.

    7/18/2016 9:24:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    media.trusper.net/u/e43679ab-9
    2ec-4bb5-83b5-6a2a5b6433bb
    .jpg Or, go clean the garage. I bet you think of something better to do fast! chris... Read more

  • A new resolution...

    7/18/2016 9:13:03 AM, by MIRRAJ

    Back in February, I decided to do the C25K program. I made it through successfully and did my first 5K in April. I did another 5K on Memorial Day. I've been slacking off a bit since then, mainly because the weather has gotten too hot and humid to run outside. I have a treadmill at home, so no excu... Read more

  • Trying...

    7/18/2016 8:31:58 AM, by HLANIER4

    Today, I am trying to be upbeat and positive, but already on the inside I'm talking myself out of it. There are times when the confident person inside of me has all of the answers, but the there are the other times. It's not being depressed or a type of sadness, but more of a negative mindset I've a... Read more

  • Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 45 days left. Today's SMART Goal

    7/18/2016 7:52:15 AM, by CTUPTON

    The 3 of us have 3 appointments today! And I am the driver for us all. DH's is for the GI doctor. He will stay in the hospital before his colonoscopy. I can't handle his prep alone. I asked if he could be in the hospital for that. But the Dr said then he has to see him first for Medicare approval. ... Read more

  • Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 46 days left. Today's SMART Goals

    7/17/2016 9:32:39 AM, by CTUPTON

    1.To email the floor repair guy, take at least 4 photos of the old bathroom floor. 2. Before getting the van tuned up for my trip to "Buffalo", clean the inside. It really needs cleaning before the car repair guy sees it. (I believe workers do a better job when they see I care for the van. ) 3. ... Read more

  • Learning to eat what I want

    7/17/2016 9:18:11 AM, by HLANIER4

    So, last night we went to Texas Roadhouse for dinner. Thankfully, I looked up the nutritional information before we went and had a loose plan in mind. Well, when we get there my hubby orders a drink, so I ordered a Mich. Ultra. Then, since he was starving he ordered a fried onion for the table­čśú.... Read more

  • Sunday

    7/17/2016 6:23:02 AM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    Good Morning & Happy Sunday! My hubby is off from work today, so we are going to church. Looking forward to today's message. Taking a day off from exercising, but I plan on drinking plenty of water and eating healthy. Have a great day!... Read more

  • Excercise my nemisis

    7/16/2016 9:55:31 AM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    I walk every day and I know I need to change things up and do something different, I used to love to work out and do strength training and for a long time I lost the motivation to do it. I admit I do not like excercise but I know I need to do it to get healthy . but for me its an obligation which ... Read more

  • Healthy Mom

    7/16/2016 9:20:04 AM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    I want to set a good example for my family, so that is why I am on a journey to get fit and healthy God's way.... Read more

  • Informative graphic showing options and costs of senior housing.

    7/16/2016 9:10:46 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.seniorliving.org/infograph
    ics/senior-living-type-ver
    sus-cost/... Read more

  • Countdown to putting our condo on the market: 47 days left. Today's SMART Goal

    7/16/2016 6:57:58 AM, by CTUPTON

    Make SMART Goals: Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Timely Today: Finish organizing the larger of 2 bathrooms. (A nephew will eventually install the new flooring.) And do the daily chores like dishes, etc. chris... Read more

  • How do you handle it when you gain and then start losing again?

    7/16/2016 6:47:09 AM, by CTUPTON

    I gained 8 lbs. OK now can I say I lost 2 lbs--if I did? I can gain and re-lose the same fat many times! chris 24... Read more

  • Stayed home today

    7/15/2016 11:35:07 PM, by REDHAWK17

    It was too hot to go out. Went outside later in the day to spend time with the cats... Read more

  • I just contacted the Chamber of Commerce in the Greater Buffalo area! Thanks .

    7/15/2016 7:49:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    I never thought of contacting them about a place to live! Thanks for the idea! And I will contact some senior centers in certain towns. I never thought of that either! chris 247 220... Read more

  • Our condo will soon be for sale. I do love it here. Bloomfield, CT

    7/15/2016 7:30:43 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Day Six, Round Two

    7/15/2016 7:02:04 PM, by STORMIE62

    One really never know what's going on in someone's life - You don't know me nor do I know you. How could you know what I go through or how I suffer in my own private time? Just because I am writing this blog doesn't mean I am expressing my feelings the right way. I am frustrated with my... Read more

  • Pokemon Go

    7/15/2016 2:00:10 PM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    I know there's alot of debates about Pokemon Go, but it is helping me and my family active. I don't see what the big deal is. That is just me.... Read more

  • Slacker

    7/15/2016 9:55:37 AM, by TRACEEE24

    I'll be the first to admit that I have been a slacker lately. I've been very lethargic and tired so I've been making excuses not to get up and take walk breaks at work. It's too hot. I have too many meetings. I don't have shoes or a hair tie. Today I didn't make any excuses. I drank a peanut... Read more

  • Perspective

    7/15/2016 9:08:56 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • A good day

    7/15/2016 1:00:26 AM, by NANANEVERAGAIN

    Saw my therapist today-MUCH NEEDED VISIT!!! Was able to unload 2 weeks of stress due to my daughter & grandbabies moving in to get away from an abusive relationship. It's hard to have 2 strong willed women in our 1 bedroom apartment, but she needs help & you take care of your family. God will ge... Read more

  • Another Year

    7/14/2016 8:21:08 PM, by LOVELYLINDA491

    I was looking at my past blogs and one year ago I was in the same place. I am on a journey I am not going to give up. 252... Read more

  • Today's outing 7/14

    7/14/2016 3:02:39 PM, by REDHAWK17

    We went to Walmart, a metal fabrication warehouse, a fish and tackle place and the sears appliance and hardware store. That made 1.6 miles of walking... Read more

  • I got lots of good advice about handicap housing near Buffalo. THANK YOU! Still looking!

    7/14/2016 1:06:20 PM, by CTUPTON

    Since we are relatively young (69) I am hesitant to look at assisted living. I asked about average age there. 80 or over. 24 Hubby needs more personal help than in assisted living anyway. So that really does not solve our problem. I'd pay a lot for it and then still have to hire personal health aide... Read more

  • Never too late

    7/14/2016 8:44:10 AM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    I have been on this journey of trying to get fit and healthy for 4 years. When it got too hard, I would just give up and pig out! I now realize that it is never too late to start fresh. So, here I am four years later, determined to lose weight and get healthy. I can't do this on my own, but it i... Read more

  • Day Five, Round Two

    7/14/2016 8:33:35 AM, by STORMIE62

    Wow it is day five and I am feeling wiped out. Going to the Doctor today because of the pain in my back has gotten worse. I am afraid I may have done something serious to myself while trying to find an exercise program that I can do to help lose this weight gain after scoliosis spinal surgery. ... Read more

  • Day Four, Round Two

    7/13/2016 11:18:17 AM, by STORMIE62

    Today Karma reached out and kinda smacked me in the forehead with a can of V8... The second law of Karma: The Law of Creation Life requires our participation to happen. It does not happen by itself. We are one with the Universe, both inside and out. Whatever surrounds us gives us... Read more

  • Hard to find housing near Buffalo for handicapped DH and me.

    7/13/2016 10:04:50 AM, by CTUPTON

    I need a place easy to maintain and open design for DH's motorized wheelchair. And a little under $200,000. Not too far from a pool for my water aerobics. Depew, West Seneca, Orchard Park, Hamburg, Clarence, East Aurora, Patio homes have no outside maintenance. But the prices are ov... Read more

  • Feeling Good

    7/13/2016 9:26:14 AM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    Since I've been here on Sparkpeople, I'm not inclined to eat alot of junk food. Tracking my meals is helping me tremendously! I'm also thankful for the support and encouragement from other sparkers.... Read more

  • Tuckered out...

    7/13/2016 1:59:51 AM, by NANANEVERAGAIN

    Life with my daughter and my grandbabies is becoming increasingly difficult, trying, frustrating... you get the idea. I'm so mentally exhausted, but I'm doing this because they need me to help them into a better life. Praying won't be refused, but gladly accepted!... Read more

  • Went to cowtown flea market

    7/12/2016 10:33:54 PM, by REDHAWK17

    214 It wasn't to bad out, there was a breeze. Walked all the way to the back. Started getting back pains when almost to jeep. It was almost a mile walk we did. So for me that is good at one shot.... Read more

  • Blueberry Cobler SP recipe 3 ingredients!

    7/12/2016 2:30:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    It is in the oven now. I used a no sugar cake mix. Nutrition info is in the SP recipe area. This lightened up version of berry cobbler has just three ingredients. This lightened up version of berry cobbler has just three ingredients. Minutes to Prepare: 70 Minutes to Cook: 60 Nu... Read more

  • 100 companies "made in the USA"

    7/12/2016 9:16:06 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.clark.com/american-made-in
    -the-usa I would like to patronize some of these. But I am not quite sure how to do that. And, I just looked at my "Crocs" sandals. Definitely NOT USA made. Oh! We do have a Braun handicap van! USA made! chris Clothing ĽAll American Clothing ĽAll... Read more

  • Philippians 4:13

    7/12/2016 7:31:01 AM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    This is one of my favorite Bible verses! I apply it to my everyday life.... Read more

  • IC Flare Wakeup

    7/12/2016 7:06:42 AM, by HIPPYCAT

    Just woken up by the pain of an IC flare. 3 possible culprits: - effect lower back pain - stevia - Asian salad dressing Will have to wait a few days for this to subside before I can investigate further. Ate a handful of dried blueberries, took 2 azo pain pills, an aloe gera cap, and a little bak... Read more

  • Day Three, Round Two

    7/12/2016 3:47:55 AM, by STORMIE62

    My comfort zone feels safe, familiar and relaxing. That's problem, I am spending too much time there and I may not be growing and evolving as a person that I want to be. It takes a tremendous amount of bravery to do what is unfamiliar and uncomfortable. The good news is, the payoff is worth it.... Read more

  • Day 26 Post-Op Total Abdominal Hysterectomy

    7/11/2016 8:45:13 PM, by WADLEY2013

    What a difference 10 days (since my last blog) makes in recovery. I am feeling so much better. Physically, I am still dealing with swelling, some random streaking pains, incision aches and occassional back pains. Emotionally, I am finding less crying, less anxiety attacks, and an increase in boredom... Read more

  • Day Two Round Two

    7/11/2016 8:23:37 PM, by STORMIE62

    Have you ever thought about Karma? Did you know there are 12 laws of Karma? I didn't until today. I was struck by the third law - "The Law of Humility: Accept what is, let go of what was and make changes toward what will be." All I could think of was wow that is where I am ... ... Read more

  • my Non scale victories today

    7/11/2016 7:55:04 PM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    I am trying to focus this week on t hings that I do right. I tracked my food and stayed with my food plan. I did my deep breathing and stress management excercises, and I did some extra walking.... Read more

  • More inspired

    7/11/2016 12:53:35 PM, by REDHAWK17

    Wen out this morning to get fruit and vegetables then to Walmart with dad to get a few things. It is so nice to be able to walk around and not end up with severe back pain. Also I didn't sweat as much while walking which is a plus. I know now I can do this and I am seeing results.... Read more

  • Determined

    7/11/2016 10:39:03 AM, by HEALTHYKURVEZ

    I am determined to lose weight, but even if I don't reach my goal weight I'm okay with that. My husband loves me no matter what. I want to be a good example for our two boys. They inspire me everyday to be a better version of myself. I thank God for the many blessings in my life.... Read more

  • Able to walk more

    7/10/2016 11:36:42 PM, by REDHAWK17

    I was actually able to walk through Walmart, Big Lots and the flea market today without much back pain... Read more

  • Yellow Rug I had and forgot about. Put in the "office" for showing the condo.

    7/10/2016 3:28:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    I need to say that the desk looks much better than in this photo! DD was the one who thought of using this rug. It was stored in the basement for 8 years! I had no rugs in the condo because DH's motorized wheelchair would gather the rug under it's wheels. I came home one day and 3... Read more

  • I contacted a mover! It is getting more and more scary to think of actually moving.

    7/10/2016 12:35:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been decluttering and packing for maybe 5 years. people are probably sick of me saying I will move closer to my family. I was going to rely on family and friends to load a truck and have a friend drive it the 400 miles to Buffalo. I don't feel enough people are willing to help us out. Th... Read more

  • Day One Round Two

    7/10/2016 10:45:33 AM, by STORMIE62

    Well I don't know what happened... but I went back and was reading my blogs. It's interesting I was doing so well and then poof, I just stopped, like the person with the drive just disappeared. I have been going over the past months trying to pin point when I went off and got lost. What e... Read more

  • If you want some extra special, hand-picked laugh....try this blog!

    7/9/2016 9:11:52 PM, by CTUPTON

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    sp?blog_id=6197108... Read more

  • Looking to get my life back on track

    7/9/2016 3:37:32 PM, by REDHAWK17

    I hit a low after my mom passed in October. I am trying to pick up the pieces now. I am getting motivated and I am starting to lose the weight. Scale not moving much, but I see a difference in my body, which I am grateful for. Please come join me on this journey. 521... Read more

  • Determined

    7/9/2016 2:32:35 PM, by HEALTH_NOW

    Today I am determined to find a way to deal with hunger without going over. Warm foods and liquids help. So far 6 cups of herbal tea, 1 cup of soup packet, apple & pb, protein bites, protein bar & lc chicken entree. I finally don't feel like I am on edge of losing control. I really need more protein... Read more

  • Changing my pace

    7/9/2016 2:25:50 PM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    I am switching challenges, right now I do not need challenges that feel like obligations and also pressure by the scale, I have been going through many stressful things, and right now I need to focus on what I can change. I am starting not to like challenges that say you have to weigh in on certa... Read more

  • Same SP menu article but why is it so great?

    7/9/2016 12:49:42 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/resource/n
    utrition_articles.asp?id=1620 I love the bright , colored photos for one thing! 30 And there are shopping lists 30 for each week! Or you can print a master shopping list--all done for you! I printed the month's shopping list. 41 Now I can make note... Read more

  • My body, best parts

    7/9/2016 12:09:46 AM, by LGRASS23

    Love the face getting thinner, the hair, the ability to bounce back.... Read more

  • Thoughts :)

    7/8/2016 10:40:31 PM, by BECCA_73

    Yesterday evening during spin class, we had a movie theme music spin, during the spin we would try and guess what movie it was from. I have a huge love for music and well, have seen my fair share of movies, so being the competitive me, I would start guessing right away. One of the other women in the... Read more

  • SP article: A month's worth of healthy and easy meals!

    7/8/2016 12:55:23 PM, by CTUPTON

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    utrition_articles.asp?id=1620... Read more

  • My note from the Universe

    7/5/2016 7:38:54 PM, by CTUPTON

    Suffice it to say, CHRISTINE, I mean "Your Highness," you've always been crazy, sexy, cool.... Read more