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  • Winner lunch

    10/21/2016 11:40:42 AM, by SANSANDY1

    Been out for lunch with my friends and really enjoyed myself. Went to a carvery so I was able to choose my portion sizes and made sure I loaded my plate with veg. When everyone else was choosing their dessert I was quite happy to say no thanks I'm full. They did to try to persuade me have a de... Read more

  • I survived my birthday!

    10/21/2016 8:12:48 AM, by GEEKGIRL67

    I did what I wanted - some Me Time & a horror movie. I saw 31 again, & it was just as good the second time around! Had Birthday cake afterwards with my Mom, because my sister had it delivered to my house (she's on NC). I love the cupcakes from A Cookie & A Cupcake, but this cake, not so much. My ... Read more

  • Day 53: I'm Learning How to Cook.

    10/21/2016 2:07:24 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    I've learned a lot in these 53 days. Some things it's relearning but other things I've learned and am still learning. Cooking wasn't my strong talent. If it came from a box or package I could make it. Usually there isn't a long process to those kinds of meals. Mac and Cheese, spaghetti, pancake... Read more

  • Sticking to my goal/plan

    10/20/2016 4:57:49 PM, by OPERATIONNEWME

    I have been revisiting my goals from the beginning of the year, as this year is also fast approaching the end, with Christmas only 8 weeks away. The only goal I have really stuck to is keeping my weight below 100kgs, I started this year at 99kgs (217.8 Ibs) . I only have a few kilos to go before I... Read more

  • This week

    10/20/2016 3:22:16 PM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    Woo I am mentally exhausted this week. Trying like hell to stay on track. Today is day 26 I believe. My boss at work is on vacation, well I'm her backup when she's gone. Which really is no big deal, I've been doing it for several years now. Found out my daughter (whose birthday was also yester... Read more

  • Doing fine

    10/20/2016 10:47:57 AM, by SANSANDY1

    As of today I'm 23lbs down. People at work have started to notice. They ask me how I've done it. They always seem to be so hopeful that I'm going to share some massive secret with them. When I tell them that I've done is healthy eating, watching what I eat and making better choices than I did I ... Read more

  • Day 52: Always Learning

    10/20/2016 3:35:43 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Being sick really kind of did a number on me but I'm back to good health, at least all seems well. Today was a cooking day. I made a huge batch of chili. It turned out well. The thing I love about making chili is it's filling and I can add what sounds good. In this one I put in 2 chopped onions... Read more

  • I found muscle under the jiggle

    10/19/2016 8:59:07 PM, by HLANIER4

    So, I was cleaning out our spare room, which is my current resting place. In cleaning it out, I found some DVDs I ordered and never used. Well, with my expired gym membership I am missing cardio classes, so I decided to check it out tonight. Uggg. It was tough, but I finished. Now my jiggle is jel... Read more

  • Nights

    10/19/2016 1:59:58 PM, by SANSANDY1

    My first night went well no one brought any snacks in. Last night was a different matter entirely. There were biscuits, chocolates and crisps out all night. I was busy in another area so at least I didn't have them in front of me constantly but I had to go into the other area regularly and I wa... Read more

  • Sorry, I have been away from SP friends. We moved 400 miles. Just now being able to post and read

    10/19/2016 1:55:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    Boxes, boxes, boxes. I tried to pack sensible and have essential things available, but still looking for some things, like my new check book! My new mattress is the wrong one. They will exchange it. Thank the Lord. Hubby has a "roll in" shower now but I had to order a special rolling sh... Read more

  • Progress : ehlers-danlos

    10/19/2016 12:24:18 PM, by CTUPTON
    us-debilitating-diseases/ Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)a trifecta of weird diseases. POTS, EDS, and MCAS are so obscure that many doctors ... Read more

  • Scale doesn't lie!

    10/19/2016 8:30:19 AM, by GEEKGIRL67

    So, I thought I was ok, till this morning. The scale told me: 1) I didn't need that medium sized kettle corn at the movies on Saturday afternoon. 2) I didn't need that 16 oz. Prime Rib at Outback on Saturday night. 3) I didn't need McDonald's for dinner Monday. 4) I didn't need a late night snack ... Read more

  • So, it's my birthday week / month....

    10/18/2016 9:34:45 PM, by GEEKGIRL67

    I've been good - food wise. It's my wallet that is hurting right now, because I want to buy everything and anything I want,'s my birthday! After last year's fiasco, which my Mom doesn't seem to remember, I decided to spend my actual birthday at the movie theater, by seeing 31 again la... Read more

  • Sleepy day

    10/18/2016 4:00:37 AM, by SANSANDY1

    Off to bed after my night shift. I'm hoping my neighbours keep quiet and I can get a good sleep... Read more

  • Day 50: Still Living in Veganville.

    10/18/2016 2:05:44 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Holy Crocodile! It's 50 days since I've been a Nutritarian Vegan. Craziness! This is just exciting. On day 50 I'm still not feeling so hot. I did clean and tried to cook but all day I've had this horrible migraine. It's only now that it's starting to go away. It's been the kind that jus... Read more

  • Night shift ahead

    10/17/2016 7:03:02 AM, by SANSANDY1

    Back on nights again. Night meals all planned as I know I'll be too tired to do it on a daily basis. Also need to get ready for all the 'treats' people bring in to help get everyone through the shift. I know there are going to be sweets and cakes and they are always left out on the side. I'... Read more

  • Day 49: 3 More Pounds Down.

    10/17/2016 4:55:34 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Today was a take it easy kind of day. I did hop on the scale and saw I lost weight! I've lost 22 pounds total. This might come back on once I get back to my regular route. Still, yay! I didn't get to make my big pot of soup. I hope to make it tomorrow. A creamy style soup sounds good or... Read more

  • Day 48: Sick

    10/16/2016 5:01:45 PM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    I've been sick. Not feeling well and up until 3am from it. It's a bummer so there is no exercise for me. The way I view it is by being sick the body is saying, stop, you need to take a break. Watch what you are eating and take care of yourself. it's time to heal. It's a bummer but because ... Read more

  • One day

    10/16/2016 10:51:52 AM, by SANSANDY1

    Just a small reminder if you overeat on one meal (or one day) it shouldn't stop from continuing our healthy eating habits. The important thing is to not carry on overeating and you'll soon get back on track... Read more

  • Weekend thus far....

    10/16/2016 12:19:08 AM, by GEEKGIRL67

    Hit up the movies with my best friend today. We saw The Accountant & Girl On A Train - between the 2, skip Girl. Ate a medium bag of kettle corn, & had a medium blue raspberry icee. I never finish a medium size popcorn, but I did today! Had dinner at Outlook afterwards. Thought it would be busy, bec... Read more

  • Looking for the good on a bad situation

    10/15/2016 1:18:14 AM, by SANSANDY1

    Got over pyelonephritis about 5 weeks ago know but I haven't got over the side effects of it yet. I've looked after many people with this illness and never realised how long the after effects drag on for. I've got a much better insight into to this now and that means I can offer more support to m... Read more

  • Day 47: Shopping Day!

    10/15/2016 12:24:24 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Today was shopping day. Boy, what a day. I woke to major huge thunder. It was long and loud. The dog was confused and started to bark each time it went off. It was a lot and I'd say nature's alarm clock. I'd rather not have a repeat of that. 7am of thunder, no thank you. It's been rain... Read more

  • Enjoying prepping

    10/14/2016 3:24:56 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Made chicken, vegetable and mushroom today and also some chicken and sweetcorn soup. 9 meals prepped and ready. Taking two to work tomorrow, all the others are in the freezer ready for other days... Read more

  • Today is National Dessert Day!

    10/14/2016 12:47:14 PM, by GEEKGIRL67

    My weakness - ice cream, chocolate, cupcakes, cakes...cookies, not so much. Fridays shouldn't be hard, but today is very challenging. I think I went from dessert to just a glass of wine, by 11:30a this morning. Definitely going to go for a walk at lunchtime today to try to clear my head. Luckily, ... Read more

  • Day 46: Recipe to Try for Tomorrow - Raw Cinnamon Rolls

    10/14/2016 12:52:28 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Tomorrow is shopping day. I'm looking forward to getting items I am running out. I also came across a recipe I want to try for tomorrow: Raw Cinnamon Rolls. They look so good and I will have to change them up a bit because I don't use those sweeteners. I just use fruit or dates, even raisins for ... Read more

  • Interesting recipes I found

    10/13/2016 6:36:45 PM, by GEEKGIRL67

    How to make almond milk....
    -almond-milk/ Question is, do I like almond milk? LOL. I like that it has no sugar, and it doesn't seem complicated. I also like the recipes I saw on this webpage, as well. Something different....but,... Read more

  • Temptation galore

    10/13/2016 3:03:46 AM, by SANSANDY1

    This is just a small selection of what I had to contend with yesterday. They held a bake off competition to help raise funds for the ward I work on. Everyone asking which cakes I'd tried, which one I liked most. I had to be very tactical do as not to upset anyone. Some of the excuses excuse... Read more

  • Day 45: Changing My Ways

    10/13/2016 2:50:21 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Today is my 45th day of being a Nutritarian Vegan. It's very exciting. The scale is still the same from Saturday. It could be because I've been eating a little bit more of the grains but still not over in any of my macro or micronutrients. I know that tomorrow and the rest of the week I need to ... Read more

  • What I learned yesterday

    10/12/2016 8:27:53 PM, by HEALTH_NOW

    Yesterday I was awake at 3am & couldn't get back to sleep..not an unusual occurrence for me. However at 4:30am I decided to make breakfast: 1/2 packet high protein oatmeal, flax, 3oz greek yogurt & 3/4 cup raspberries. I thought all I would need would be coffee at the office & I'd be good for a whi... Read more

  • Yesterday was BAD

    10/12/2016 5:49:03 PM, by GEEKGIRL67

    I shouldn't have interacted with people yesterday. Road rage before 7a is never a good thing, and it only got worse as the day went. Dinner...I had no plans to go home, but my parents didn't want to go out and get their own dinner. So I changed my plans after work to pick up their take-out order.... Read more

  • Day...? of the Reset

    10/12/2016 2:21:08 PM, by SHINING_ON

    Haha, my, my how time flies! I think it's been about 2 weeks since I hit reset. So, here's an update: in short, I've partially reached several goals but haven't reached any of them fully... and that's okay. I mean, ultimately, it's not but I can't break months' of bad habits in 2 weeks, and I d... Read more

  • Day 44: Debating About Vlogging

    10/12/2016 3:34:10 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Today I found a nice vlog on YouTube. Her channel is called Back to Chubby. I am really impressed by her courage by making a weight loss YouTube channel. It isn't easy to be on YouTube. I think in most places it's okay and supportive but not for the Vegan community. For some reason they are jus... Read more

  • Reminders

    10/12/2016 1:44:17 AM, by SANSANDY1

    Just a small reminder for myself... Read more

  • Walking

    10/11/2016 6:07:28 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Having gotten to the gym for a couple of weeks now due to crazy shifts, split days off and being exhausted. Trying to keep my step count up though.... Read more

  • 278 days

    10/11/2016 3:27:14 PM, by KKRAVIG1975

    278 days until I'm 42. 278 days to lose 96 lbs. 521 I feel like i am back in the swing of things with SP tracking my food. But I gotta get moving again. Time to dust off the elliptical.... Read more

  • 30 Day Walk This Way Challenge

    10/11/2016 5:57:56 AM, by GEEKGIRL67

    So, yesterday, my employer sent out instructions about the new workplace challenge - lots of walking! It seems this year's challenge runs a little bit longer than the one we just finished. The first phase of the challenge goes from now until the end of the year. It's to get us used to walking. So I... Read more

  • Day 43: Finished Reading Presto

    10/11/2016 12:40:20 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Quick recap of the day. I did well with eating. I didn't get to make my big batch cooking but that will be for tomorrow. I did finished reading the book 'Presto'. Wow, that was very interesting. Now that's a book discussion. Too bad nothing many people discussion health books and such, even on... Read more

  • Water...water everywhere!

    10/10/2016 7:58:03 PM, by GEEKGIRL67

    When I re-joined SP a year ago, I HATED water. Now, I almost prefer it to anything else. (Although, I won't lie to you, I could have used a Starbucks today, for the caffeine!) So, my workday now starts with a half pint of skim milk (for my cereal), a 20 oz, diet Coke of Pepsi (Coke has more caffeine... Read more

  • Is That Salad Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Efforts?

    10/10/2016 2:33:22 PM, by KALISBACK

    I know it is mine! Don't get me wrong. Salad is great. I love salad. In fact, I eat salad just about every day for lunch. At least, I used to. Then I found Coach Nicole's menu planner. It looks like a great tool. Start with what category you want; dinner, salad, snack, sandwich. Then yo... Read more

  • Monday

    10/10/2016 3:54:15 AM, by SANSANDY1

    New day , new priorities, same aim: to be a better me.... Read more

  • Day 42: Going at My Own Pace

    10/10/2016 1:56:53 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    I have to remind myself I need to go to my own pace. I've put a lot of effort into meal planning and into my health plan. I've been following it well and not all the time do I see the results that I want. It can be frustrating. Putting in all the work yet not seeing things move. When this happe... Read more

  • Day 15

    10/9/2016 7:11:19 PM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    Yesterday was 2 weeks in. I have lost 8 pounds so far, but I'm not eating very healthy. It's awful to say, awful to admit. The past 2 weeks, I stayed within my points which was my goal, but I've ate practically everything processed (frozen meals and fast food thrown in there a few days). So yeste... Read more

  • Acceptance

    10/9/2016 6:06:23 PM, by SANSANDY1

    I am the reason! I will be the reason!... Read more

  • Not sure how I did it, but I lost more weight in 24 hours!

    10/9/2016 9:38:16 AM, by GEEKGIRL67

    I haven't really logged in what I ate since...Friday morning, but I seemed to have lost more weight since then. Surprised?! You bet! I've now lost 6+ pounds since I've been mindful of what I put in my mouth. Now, I need to be more active. I know I only truly ate 2xs yesterday - brunch and that cl... Read more

  • Day 41: Update on Physical Goals.

    10/9/2016 3:01:17 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    I do have a bunch of little goals for my health plan. They aren't overwhelming. I have some for mental and emotional health, I have some for physical/exercise, I have my food intake, and habit changing goals. Right now my main focus in my life is my health. I'm working on healing my body f... Read more

  • Day 40: 40 Days and Going Strong!

    10/8/2016 2:35:01 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Day 40! 40 days of being a Nutritarian Vegan. I'm telling you, I never would have thought I'd be here but it's sure amazing and I'm astonished at the willpower and drive that is coming from within me. I think the transition is easier for me because I know this is how I'm living my life. It's a l... Read more

  • Hugs

    10/8/2016 12:56:58 AM, by SANSANDY1

    For anyone in need of a hug today like me xx... Read more

  • It was a bad day....

    10/7/2016 10:52:08 PM, by GEEKGIRL67

    My sister is mean! She sent this picture & link to Honey Hut on FB, & I dreamed of it all day! I had to go there to pick up her 10 pints of various ice cream flavors after work, so her friend could pack them up & ship them to her in NC. The result? No sundae! Instead, I picked up ice cream for m... Read more

  • Day 13

    10/7/2016 4:43:25 PM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    Tomorrow is my official day to weigh in, but of course I got on the scale today. A little disappointed but I know in my heart that I didn't go over my points all week and I'm proud of that. I also know I've had a lot of sodium this week...and I need to drink some water to flush it out. I a... Read more

  • Helpful fridge

    10/7/2016 1:00:32 AM, by SANSANDY1

    Aiming for early night and then realised I had no food prepped for my two long days at work. I'd defrosted some chicken to make meals earlier but then forgot about it as I got caught up on doing my revalidation. Thankfully had a load of veg in the fridge so 20 minutes later had a massive stir f... Read more

  • Day 39: You Say Potato I Say Potato

    10/6/2016 10:33:52 PM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    It's day 39! Well, my day 39. Just one more day and it's going to be 40 days since I've started my Nutritarian Vegan Lifestyle. I would have never have thought I'd even last a day and here it is 39 days later and I'm going strong. This morning my eye was still swollen, hurt, and crusted ov... Read more

  • Gamboling like a Goat!

    10/6/2016 6:38:20 PM, by RENIESSPARKIN

    Hello All: 213 I had surgery on my right foot about six weeks ago. Most of it healed up without a hitch, but... 198 40 46 42 The doc had to slice off some of the bone along the outside of my foot (I'd broken it at some time and didn't heal correctly). The surgical site final... Read more

  • October, and the Changes It Brings

    10/6/2016 5:12:49 PM, by STLSUE01

    I feel like I've fallen off the face of the world, because I haven't been logging on to SparkPeople. I've been busy, I've been mending. I've been ... redefining... myself. On August 30th, I had total hip replacement surgery on my right side, and with it, came a new enthusiasm for life. I had li... Read more

  • I LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY! about BMI being a flawed system ...

    10/6/2016 3:46:46 PM, by CTUPTON

    I could see myself (as a former teacher) asking to do this assignment. I had no idea it would be hurtful to some students. chris
    nswer?c=ufb4... Read more

  • Today's challenge - departmental lunch

    10/6/2016 12:04:44 PM, by GEEKGIRL67

    Pizza! I will won this temptation, because: 1) It came from our cafeteria. 2) It doesn't smell as good as my management team claimed as they set it up for us. 3) Table with food is next to my cubicle. 4) Took a peek at my friend's pizza & it looked under done & she said it was COLD. 5) And, again, ... Read more

  • Non scale happiness

    10/6/2016 5:42:46 AM, by SANSANDY1

    Seems when I loose anything over 1-2lbs in a week the following week the scales always show a slight increase the week after. This is something I just accept now, I did used to get really upset by it. It's obviously my body doing its own thing which is fine as I know I'm eating right. For me a ... Read more

  • Moving down

    10/6/2016 5:07:34 AM, by HLANIER4

    Last week the scale didn't budget. It was the first time this had happened since I started in July. I was so sad. Then, I started having personal problems with my partner. Ack! Too much! Well, I've given up and moved into the guest bedroom. He's not worth my emotional well being anymore. Thankf... Read more

  • Day 38: Orthorexia

    10/6/2016 12:24:59 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Today was a bummer day for me. I woke up to my eye crusted over, swollen, and hurting. I don't know if it's allergies which it has been in the past or pink eye. I don't think it's pink eye because I've had this before and it's allergy relate. My eyes were pink but once I put artificial tears and... Read more

  • Sleepyhead

    10/5/2016 5:18:14 PM, by SANSANDY1

    I keep falling asleep whilst updating my spark blog do I'm off to bed 😴😴😴... Read more

  • Things that make you go hmmmmm.....

    10/5/2016 5:17:30 PM, by GEEKGIRL67

    For the past few years, my company has had a corporate challenge to try to get us to be healthier. This year, the theme is travel. I'm ok with the theme, but what I don't get is why they LOWERED everyone's step requirement. In 2015, I averaged 5,000 steps for the last 2 months of that challenge. ... Read more

  • Day 37: New Recipe Veggie Burger.

    10/5/2016 3:14:22 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Today I did wonderful with my micronutrients and macronutrients. Breakfast Chia Seed Breakfast Pudding 41% target, 78% Fiber, 48% Iron, 37% calcium, 25% Vitamin A, 15% Vitamin C, 125% Vitamin B12, 19% Folate Lunch Large Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing 74% Target, 195% Fiber, 91% I... Read more

  • I need to stop the health club membership. Rule is pay one month in addition! Huh?

    10/4/2016 6:21:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    I understand their original rule of paying a certain number of months without stopping. A year or even 2 years. After that is pay month by month. I figured when I quit , I would not pay the next month's fee. Wrong. I have to pay for one more month even though I will be in another state! ... Read more

  • Chinese food, the struggle is real folks

    10/4/2016 5:59:45 PM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    Today was so hard!!! Chinese food is my weakness. We have this amazing place in town and I could eat there a couple of times a week easy. So I get off work at 1 and almost had myself talked into stopping. No I can beat this. I even looked up the point value to some of my favorites. Oh... Read more

  • Prep

    10/4/2016 2:47:40 PM, by SANSANDY1

    All meals prepped and made ready for my long day at work tomorrow. Staying on track!... Read more

  • Food Truck Day!

    10/4/2016 12:53:38 PM, by GEEKGIRL67

    Day 2 of Customer Experience Week. My employer had 5 different food trucks out for us to choose from. I tried to choose wisely, & loved what I got for lunch. The truck I chose was called the Manna Food Truck. It says they feed the rich to help the poor. I really liked that. I chose their salmon bu... Read more

  • Day 36: A Really Good Day

    10/4/2016 1:59:56 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Today was a good day. I had a good discussion and it made me see that I'm doing wonderful in my healthy lifestyle journey. Yes, it took a lot of research, reading, and time to plan out how I'd tackle it but I'm glad I did because things are easier and have become habits. Meaning I am able to tack... Read more

  • Good Day for a Tough Love Motivator

    10/4/2016 1:36:03 AM, by BIKINI-ME

    Hi fellow sparklers, I am back, thanks to the brutal honesty of my chubby husband. He asked me if I have looked in the mirror today and can't I see how awful, how bad I look? He went on and on, knocking down each defense that I held onto for my own self worth. He made me wish that I cou... Read more

  • Fatigue

    10/3/2016 6:27:06 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Just need this fatigue to feck off!... Read more

  • Today's challenge

    10/3/2016 5:47:57 PM, by GEEKGIRL67

    Although my department is not technically 'Operations' we support them. So we are able to partake in Customer Experience Week. I honestly don't know what this year's theme is this year. But, I saw an email that said there were muffins, juice, and yogurt in our Celebration room. Today's challenge was... Read more

  • Selling our condo, neighbors are already wanting to know the price...

    10/3/2016 11:56:45 AM, by CTUPTON

    Yes, we are moving out-before the condo is even on the market. My neighbors-I will not call them friends--already are bugging me about the price. These 2 people assured me while living here they would give help if I needed it. Well, caregiving is not easy . The couple of times I needed he... Read more

  • 120kg!

    10/3/2016 5:41:59 AM, by SPUDBOSSMAN

    So, happy to say I've reached my goal weight of 120kg for my wedding later this month! Starting from 153 kg when I joined the site back in March this year, I'm still finding it a little hard to believe I got there... Couldn't have done it without my beautiful bride-to-be Anaveragejess. Love you... Read more

  • Day 35: One More Pound Down!

    10/3/2016 1:59:54 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Day 35 of being a Nutritarian Vegan! Today was an extra good day. I went to work and was able to play with the children, I played some music and we even danced. The great thing about working with children is you can do goofy things and people don't even think you odd for it. My neighbor ha... Read more

  • Watching what I'm eating

    10/2/2016 10:28:03 PM, by COMPUTERTEACHER

    I've been a bit off track for the last couple of months... a plateau of sorts. For the past week I've been recording my food either on Weight Watchers or on here. I realize just how far off course I've gone. Beginning tomorrow I go back to the Weight Watchers plan. It's worked for me in the past. I ... Read more

  • I can't even begin to log in the past two days....

    10/2/2016 9:45:00 PM, by GEEKGIRL67

    Cleveland Comic Con was held at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. They had an awesome food truck there, that had yummy bbq. Bryon & I split a bbq pork sandwich for lunch each day. Then, had one of these bad boys as well. (So bad, yet so good!) Back on track tomorrow!... Read more

  • Some October themed fun....

    10/2/2016 8:54:55 PM, by CTUPTON

    chris 424... Read more

  • Saving calories for special meal

    10/2/2016 6:48:44 PM, by HEALTH_NOW

    Today I wanted a special dinner so I saved 2/3rds of my calories for it. I actually finished under in calorie count. I also found I didn't enjoy the meal as much as I anticipated I would....taste buds changing? Do you "save" calories in a day or a week for a special meal or treat? Is this okay to do... Read more

  • I jiggle, therefore I am. I love this video.

    10/2/2016 6:51:34 AM, by CTUPTON
    p?video=161... Read more

  • Less than 5 days to MOVING DAY! It is a miracle! And major help from hubby's family.

    10/2/2016 6:44:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    The long-awaited Moving Day is less than 5 days away. 40 Our stuff will be loaded on the truck October 6th. 198 Today is Oct. 2! OMG! 244 Yesterday a bunch of repairs were done by hubby's brother and his grown son. 304 Both have high level technical jobs and both love to do (I think) repair... Read more

  • Day 34: Pumpkin Season!

    10/2/2016 2:24:09 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    147 465 147 465 147 465 147 465 Today was my first day of October 2016. I love the month of October. It's my favorite month, my favorite time of the year, and Halloween is my favorite holiday. I just love everything about October. I feel the shift in the air, the days and nights are... Read more

  • Plan in place

    10/2/2016 1:18:08 AM, by SANSANDY1

    Working long day today, All meals planned, I just hope I get chance to take my breaks today to eat the meals planned.... Read more

  • October

    10/1/2016 5:36:59 PM, by SANSANDY1

    A new month and new habits to form onwards and upwards... Read more

  • Blueberries

    10/1/2016 12:16:19 PM, by HEALTH_NOW

    When I was younger, before blueberries became a super-food, I saw blueberries in large containers for low prices and I wouldn't even try them....think maybe because they were blue. Now that I have discovered I like blueberries, the packaging is shrinking and prices have skyrocketed! Next time Marty... Read more

  • What up October?

    10/1/2016 10:56:00 AM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    Last Sunday I was having one of those fed up moments. I've had enough, I'm miserable. You know the story, right? Well I've done the SparkPeople app and the fitness pal app and the low carb thing and the ww thing. The last time I did weight watchers I didn't like the new plan. I had done t... Read more

  • 3D movie of the human heart as it is pumping

    10/1/2016 7:58:09 AM, by CTUPTON
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  • Day 33: Results for September 2016

    10/1/2016 2:43:21 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    First off grocery haul! 3 bunches of bananas, 1 huge bag of grapes, 2 zucchini, 2 bunches of green onions, parsley, cilantro, 3 heads of lettuce (romaine, red leaf, and green leaf), 4 avocados, 2 containers of grape tomatoes, 4 Roma tomatoes, 4 tomatoes off the vine, 2 bags of celery, 2 containers... Read more

  • I Ought (NOT!) To Be in Pictures!!

    10/1/2016 1:31:10 AM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    October!! Wow, WHERE has the year gone?! We're getting close to my favorite time of the year! I'm a HUGE Christmas fan! Even though I know the REAL reason for the season, I still love putting up a tree, (have enough ornaments for about 50 of them) decorating like crazy and shopping! I've even v... Read more

  • Trying to decide

    9/30/2016 10:45:55 PM, by HEALTH_NOW

    I joined SP several years ago and my BMR was determined then. I reconnected to SP this summer and the BMR is 600 calories too much for me now. If I reset it, I loose all my tracking info. I can live with starting at level one for SP points, but I'm so proud of my fitness minutes, I really don't want... Read more

  • Not as good as the memory

    9/30/2016 3:51:09 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Today I had a cookie. It was a conscious decision to have one. Since I ate it I've felt nauseous and bloated and that was over 3 hours ago. In a way I'm glad the memory is better than the actuality as it means I'm certainly not craving any more. I can't believe I just put up with this horrib... Read more

  • Smaller clothes

    9/30/2016 9:50:38 AM, by LOISALLEN

    Went shopping yesterday and fit into pants two sizes smaller. Also an extra large top. One of my goals is to fit into size large top. Not quite there but getting closer... Read more

  • I just love this ...

    9/30/2016 6:57:16 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Moving is overwhelming but doctor's appointments and, and -- are complicating things

    9/30/2016 6:52:11 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am knocking of the medical appoints for me and hubby before our big move. darn, my mammogram resulted in a need for a couple more pictures. Sigh. 24 Hubby's colonoscopy used up 2 days of my time. Due to his handicap, I asked for him to be prepped in the hospital. Well, that involved me for most o... Read more

  • Day 32: Made Curry, New Recipe!

    9/29/2016 11:05:59 PM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Today is a cooking kind of day. I made vegetable broth from my veggie scraps, ends, and such. I made 10 cups of veggie broth. I made roasted Beets and Roasted Chickpeas. I also made for the first time Curry. I used my extra firm tofu. This was another first for me. Apparently, I might need so... Read more

  • Run down

    9/29/2016 4:13:45 PM, by SANSANDY1

    I'm running down. I've had a headache all day, eventually gave in and took paracetamol and diclofenac. Also got an eye infection which gives me pain every time I blink. I'm away from home so can't even get to see a Dr and I'm not home until late tomorrow and then working long days (0730 to 203... Read more

  • Rude Awakening Part 2

    9/29/2016 1:40:29 PM, by GEEKGIRL67

    So, last night, I decided to update my info on Fitbit. I looked at my weight from over a year ago, and I was 15 pounds less! How the heck did I let myself go?! - Pre-menopausal - Depression - Laziness FIFTEEN POUNDS! HOLY CRAP! Definitely need to make some serious changes in my life!... Read more

  • sugar cravings #4

    9/29/2016 9:37:17 AM, by BELLAMAGOO

    I really notice the desire to eat sweets after my lunch and dinner. If it's there, i reach for it, but if it's not... then I don't... Game Plan - don't buy it!! The bigger challenge is at work - where it is left on a cabinet we all walk by multiple times a day... I am guilty of buying th... Read more

  • Day 31: Good Resources! Find Them! Also, Crispy Roasted Chickpeas Recipe.

    9/29/2016 2:24:26 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    It's 31 days, which is 4 weeks and 3 days since I've been a Nutritarian Vegan. Today in one of my sparkteams the leader posted a link to a Youtube challenge that had a video recipe. I've been watching YouTube a lot in their recipes. There is a vegan community on there but it's nothing but drama, ... Read more

  • Days 8 and 9

    9/28/2016 8:10:14 PM, by GEEKGIRL67

    Ran to a meeting in Akron last night after work. It's the Akron chapter of Pop! Where we talk about comics and pop culture. Since Mike was kicking off the meetings again, the theme was 'Show and Tell'. I got there early, and ran into an artist friend and Bryon's former traveling buddy - RAK. So, at ... Read more

  • As seen on NYC Subway Today

    9/28/2016 7:12:54 PM, by HEALTH_NOW

    " Wait for a table! You don't even wait for a walk signal!" Hilarious & so true! An ad for Seemless food delivery service.... Read more

  • Is the universe trying to send me a message?

    9/28/2016 6:23:49 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Still exhausted after my nights so had another say without much exercise. I had planned to go to the gym to do a beginners boxercise class. Ended up with no way of getting to gym as my car is the garage having its bumper fixed as done inconsiderate driver thought it was OK to sent it and drive ... Read more

  • Who said it? Politician or beauty queen? AARP quiz

    9/28/2016 5:49:22 PM, by CTUPTON
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