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  • Holding on to OLD clothes and ditching OLD habits

    10/25/2014 2:44:24 PM, by RKTHETEXGAL

    So, today, as I once again plucked my old jeans from the depths of my closet, I hoped and prayed that this time, this one last time would be it...that it would be the day they fit again. And guess what, THEY DID! Three pair of j... Read more

  • Muffin Generator online

    10/25/2014 9:10:00 AM, by CTUPTON

    vrya.net/muffinator.php This has enabled me to invent recipes with just the ingredients listed for my 4 Day Rotation Eating Plan. Note: I am not supposed to have wheat, rye, oats, and dairy. I am sure you can ... Read more

  • Sunny Saturday

    10/25/2014 8:29:14 AM, by STLSUE01

    Our washing machine hasn't worked right since August, and I've been getting up early on Saturday mornings and going to the laundromat. While it's a bit of an inconvenience to have to get up, I kind of like doing it early in t... Read more

  • And you thought vegetables weren't funny...

    10/25/2014 3:21:05 AM, by CTUPTON

    MORE: www.arseforums.com/phpBB
    /viewtopic.php?t=7455&p=11
    6601 ... Read more

  • Here is a joke easy to remember...

    10/25/2014 3:12:37 AM, by CTUPTON

    Why did the Tomato go out with a prune? Because he couldn’t find a date! ... Read more

  • My Daily Bible Verse 10/25/2014

    10/25/2014 1:16:07 AM, by PRINCESS1959

    1 Peter 5:6-7 New International Version Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. King James Version Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due... Read more

  • week 2 of MyTime

    10/24/2014 9:18:39 PM, by IMREITE

    today was the 2nd day with the nutritionist. before is started i recorded my goals. i notated i know what to do, i just loose motivation or focus to keep doing. i eat mindlesssly a lot last week was to pick 1 time of day that i mindlessly eat the most. easy, - in the afternoon when i leave work. ... Read more

  • SP article: Foods that Cut Your Risk for ARTHRITIS

    10/24/2014 3:41:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    ... Read more

  • It's Been a Good Week

    10/24/2014 1:55:22 PM, by STLSUE01

    Overall, it's been a good week. I'm starting to become interested in photography again, which I have missed. My problem has been that my hip hurts so badly, I cannot walk without a cane, and juggling the cane and the camera has been awful. I'm hoping that losing weight will help diminish the pa... Read more

  • still sick

    10/23/2014 9:10:39 PM, by IMREITE

    its been 3 weeks and this cold will not die. it was in my throat for a week, it was in my chest the last 2 weeks and now it is in my nose. this makes me so physicaly tired and crabby.... Read more

  • Smile...it is infectious!

    10/23/2014 7:53:08 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Trying new supplement recommended by Dr. Oz.

    10/23/2014 6:52:52 PM, by 2DETERMINED

    10/23/14 On Monday, October 20th I started taking the pills that Dr. Oz. recommended for weight loss. I can't even spell the name or say the name so I will put it in later tonight. It is an appetite suppressant and it is supposed to help you to lose weight in your midsection and help you to have... Read more

  • Points to ponder about Halloween.....

    10/23/2014 3:15:51 PM, by CTUPTON

    For Halloween I'm going to write "Life" on a plain white T-shirt and hand out lemons to strangers ... Read more

  • pushing on

    10/23/2014 10:17:04 AM, by MOODYKEYS

    well they say bad things come in threes. I have been helping a sp friend get through some hard times, then found out my sister had a hysterectomy this pass Monday, and my best friend is having a problem. I sure hope this is the end of bad news. praying for all to get 100% better because I need them ... Read more

  • Still Taking Small Steps

    10/23/2014 9:52:06 AM, by STLSUE01

    Blog day 17 I gotta. I gotta take the small steps. Last night, my friend Britt and I had dinner at a new barbecue place on the Delmar Loop. He's been having some tough times and his body has reacted to it by manifesting anxiety attacks. I was glad to spend the time with him, and while... Read more

  • time flies

    10/22/2014 11:45:28 PM, by IMREITE

    afternoon flew by. ran out of time to get some stuff done... Read more

  • Its so windy here its kinda freaky

    10/22/2014 8:51:55 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    I don't really have anything right now. I just wanted to share a concept that helps me when I struggle with interpersonal conflicts. Its a little book called "The Four Agreements" and it was written by Miguel Ruiz. Here ARE THE BASICS media-cache-ec0.pinimg.c
    om/originals/e6/c0/70/e... Read more

  • Done--my first deep tissue massage for my shoulder.

    10/22/2014 5:01:08 PM, by CTUPTON

    40 minutes of mild to more than mild pain but I know I needed this. She is a real expert in deep tissue massage. I have tried to find someone off an don for many years. My wonderful chiropractor has this woman work once a week in his office. Maybe 2 years ago I asked my Physical Therapy Office... Read more

  • One Crazy Whirlwind

    10/22/2014 10:20:20 AM, by THINBRANDY2014

    Wow has it gotten hectic in my world. Since last week things have gone haywire and other things have piled up. Several issues at work with incidents. Thankfully no one has been hurt. At home my sons birthday is this Friday and he turns 18. Where did the years go? Of course he wants a ton if stuff ... Read more

  • I Have Experience in Wednesdays

    10/22/2014 9:53:22 AM, by STLSUE01

    So yesterday, my micromanaging home office made sure we were all prepped by making sure we got copies of the "Crisis Response Guide." The bottom line is (aside for fire, flood, famine and locusts), do not respond "No comment," but instead, refer all media questions to our media officer in Colorado. ... Read more

  • mindful behaviors

    10/21/2014 9:40:31 PM, by IMREITE

    did not to the greatest today. I got impatient and frustrated too quickly today. Tomorrow i get done early so i fan do a couple things i have been putting off. i hope to also get some extra time exercising.... Read more

  • How does your state rate in Long Term Care

    10/21/2014 8:44:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.npr.org/blogs/health
    /2014/06/19/323356217/how-
    your-state-rates-in-terms-
    of-long-term-care I love in CT and next year hope to move near my family in Western NY--near Buffalo. Both of these states rate in the second quadrille. The results use a set of cr... Read more

  • SPAT October challenge-- I am 71% there!

    10/21/2014 8:11:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    I never thought I'd even get close to this many steps. Hurray for water aerobics. On land exercising hurts me but in the pool, I feel I can do anything! chris... Read more

  • Happy Birthday Grammy Hazel

    10/21/2014 7:28:54 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    www.chandlerfunerals.com
    /memsol.cgi?user_id=895131 We miss you and think of you often, ... Read more

  • Arctic Zero frozen dessert --150 cal. per pint

    10/21/2014 7:23:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been eating ice cream in the evenings. I just tried strawberry Arctic Zero, I was happy to find it in my grocery store. It is not as dense as ice cream but not bad. One serving is 1/2 cup at 37 calories. No fat, just protein and carbs. I have not found an ingredient list yet. It c... Read more

  • embarrassed

    10/21/2014 4:40:52 PM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    Here is WHAT has been up in my world. My weight. I feel like completely starting a new sparkpage, but I do not want to lose my current Spark friends. I did not completely gain all my weight back, but I was close. (20 pounds) Some peeps over on my Fb page when I told them I had trouble letti... Read more

  • Slow Stepping

    10/21/2014 9:48:57 AM, by STLSUE01

    Day 15 Today I want to crawl back into bed, even though I'm at work. I feel like I have some big decisions ahead of me, and I don't want to make them, I don't want to even think about them. I feel like I need to remove a person from my life, even though I love him. He is "fond ... Read more

  • 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

    www.nia.nih.gov/ https://order.nia.nih.go
    v/health/publication/order
    /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

    www.angelfire.com/tx4/Bu
    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

  • for ALICIA 214-MORE CHURCH BULLETIN BLOOPERS

    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 recipes.sparkpeople.com/
    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 www.telegraph.co.uk/food
    anddrink/foodanddrinknews/
    11036650/Bite-Counter-is-1
    00-bites-per-day-the-secre
    t-to-weight-loss.html the happy fork tells you if you are eating too fast www.hapi.com/product/hap
    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

    wasabimountain.com/blog/
    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 online.wsj.com/news/arti
    cles/SB1000142405270230367
    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

  • MAKING BETTER STRIDES

    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