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  • My crazy kitty cat

    1/18/2017 8:25:25 PM, by HLANIER4

    I sit here sweaty, smelly and reeking of workout smells. Everyone else is keeping their distance, but not my crazy kitty Katniss. It's amazing how much animals love us no matter how smelly, fat, crazy or out of this world we are. For Christmas, my hubby gave me a dog necklace, so that my dog is a... Read more

  • Days 13,14,16,16,17

    1/18/2017 2:05:08 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Yup def. slacking on the blogging aspect of things. I have been exhausted the baby has been going through a growth spurt so sleep has not been on the agenda. This week in general has been crazy, appointments everyday for various things. The only day we don't have anything is Friday that will be m... Read more

  • Don't Make Me Sad

    1/17/2017 11:39:59 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    I'm going to make this short and sweet. A fitness loving friend of mine on facebook posted the other day something that really got me to thinking. She has fitness and health groups that she does and I'm sure she sells videos and shakes, but she said that January 15th, 80% of all people give up ... Read more

  • Wheeee!

    1/17/2017 11:04:30 PM, by _XIALA_

    Today, I managed to bop along for an entire mile in one go. Yay me! Not bad for a girl who's still so often bedbound. My reward is a bottle of OPI "Princesses Rule" nail polish, because there's nothing so cheerful as sparkly pink nails!... Read more

  • So, tired...

    1/17/2017 7:54:38 PM, by HLANIER4

    It's so rough when my hubby keeps me up with his snoring. I feel like I move through the motions of the day. So, today I was so tired that I was super wound up and unable to stay on task with anything. Of course my students loved it. One was trying to fall asleep today and a big part of me thought... Read more

  • a little more from the research article

    1/17/2017 8:29:41 AM, by CTUPTON

    Even more recently, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee reported that a diet “that is higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and lower in animal-based foods, is more health promoting.” And just this week, US News and World Report r... Read more

  • You have heard it before but here is more research--diabetes 2 prevention

    1/17/2017 8:22:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    First, let’s review the study. Researchers publishing in PLoS Medicine describe a study of more than 200,000 people in the U.S. who participated in health surveys over a 20-year period. They found that: •People who chose diets that were predominately of plant-based foods developed type 2 diabetes ... Read more

  • Nothing Like A Late Night Workout

    1/17/2017 12:48:52 AM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    What can I say? I've always been a little different. I'd be a liar if I told you I hadn't been called "weird" more times than I can begin to count. Today I slept in really nice and late, which I didn't mind so much, but after the hustle and bustle of the weekend and spending every waking moment with... Read more

  • Floating to relax

    1/16/2017 8:11:20 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.silveressencefloatingspa.c
    om/ Please give me some opinions. this seems too good to be true. chris... Read more

  • Thank God for friends!

    1/16/2017 7:30:15 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • "Remember who the enemy is..."

    1/16/2017 9:51:02 AM, by HLANIER4

    I was watching "Hunger Games " last night and this morning. They said this to Katniss a few times in the movie and it had me thinking. Who is the real enemy in my weight loss journey? Am I? Is food? Is it the unrealistic goals I set? Maybe there's no real enemy, but it did inspire me to think abo... Read more

  • Finding My Way

    1/16/2017 12:08:54 AM, by _XIALA_

    I'm slowly figuring out how the site works, what tools are effective for me, and generally what the heck I'm doing. One of the things I think will be a good way to track (and motivate) progress is to do a weekly wrap up. I thought the SP trackers reset on Monday, but apparently Sunday is the first d... Read more

  • Eureka!!

    1/15/2017 10:18:14 PM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    The light has gone on!! I have found my motivation! During a Facebook chat with a new man friend of mine yesterday, we were discussing Florida. The last time I was there, 10 years ago, my brother and sister-in-law had just had their first son and my brother was doing his residency at the Na... Read more

  • Birthday cake for a Crazy Cat Lady

    1/15/2017 8:38:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    chris... Read more

  • Week 3

    1/15/2017 4:13:58 PM, by PROJECTCHRISSIE

    Another hot and steamy week. I wish all this sweating was helping me to lose weight, all it is doing is making me hot, sweaty and uncomfortable. I still go for a walk in the mornings but it is increasing hot with sweat pouring off me by the time I get home. I say roll on winter, but I think that it... Read more

  • Progressing

    1/15/2017 7:11:40 AM, by JEB03253

    Back at the beginning of December I started this blog after a doctors visit and a fall that brought home to me the need to make some changes. The changes are slowly moving me in the right direction. I've been eating healthier for the most part, getting a little exercise most days and noticing ... Read more

  • An Ode To Brownies

    1/14/2017 9:42:08 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    Last night I was tempted by big Little Debbies brownies. One convenient store sized brownie contained 500 calories. I was able to withstand the temptation, but the thought of brownies stayed with me through the night and into today. For some weird reason I was uncharacteristically under my calorie r... Read more

  • Still going at it..

    1/14/2017 7:51:55 PM, by HLANIER4

    Today is the 13th day of my fast and God has blessed me in healthy ways I didn't expect. I decided to continue to track my calories, even though I am doing the Daniel's Fast. It's an eye opener how eating a vegan diet free of preservatives, alcohol and fried foods really keeps you on track. I had ... Read more

  • Stuff is going wrong. I hate it.

    1/14/2017 1:51:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    The big one is, of course, flooding at our condo which I am trying to sell. But 2 more-- Hubby's watch is too far gone to keep. 198 A new battery did not work in it. And the cat 240 pooped and threw up in 4 different places in the new apartment--after just having the place cleaned.... Read more

  • Motivation all around

    1/14/2017 8:11:06 AM, by JEB03253

    Motivation doesn't have to totally come from within. It is all around you if you open your eyes and look for it. This morning I was reminded of the old Beatles song: "And when the night is cloudy there is still a light that shines on me Shine until tomorrow, let it be . . . There will be... Read more

  • It's So Easy

    1/13/2017 10:06:31 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    The last few days I've really had the eating thing down. I've been so good about tracking my foods, watching my calories, and trying to move more. I've been doing so well on staying within my calorie range that I found myself needing to find a couple more healthy snacks the last couple of days just ... Read more

  • My First Goal Clothing

    1/12/2017 8:39:37 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    I've been planning on getting some family photos done in Spring. I've been planning it since long before I decided to get healthier and in shape, since Jason and I also just celebrated our 10th anniversary in December and thought about adding in a couple photos for that. I've been deliberating what ... Read more

  • Day 9,10,11 & 12

    1/12/2017 8:24:19 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Well I haven't blogged for a few days. Mostly because I really lack anything to blog about. My meetings went well Monday, on Feb.5th I go up for results and am very hopeful that it will all have been worth it. I am so so on track, this is such a mental struggle. Although my therapist will hopeful... Read more

  • Three pounds seriously

    1/12/2017 9:53:51 AM, by D3TERMINED

    I can't believe with all the exercising I've been doing I only lost three pounds in 27 days!!! I mean yea there was Christmas parties and New Years parties and winter Vacation but you really don't realize how far off you stray until you hit the scale!! Well I'm making myself accountable and figure ... Read more

  • I didn't have surgery

    1/12/2017 6:10:31 AM, by HLANIER4

    I went to my yearly, female exam yesterday. The doctor comes in and is talking to me about my weight loss and keeps mentioning surgery. I finally said that I never had surgery. He made a comment about being surprised how much I had lost on my own . Yay! I impressed the doctor 🙆🙆🙆 Down 84 today. ... Read more

  • DAY 17

    1/11/2017 10:56:46 AM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    Well I noticed yeah I am getting exercise done and I am drinking more water and I only had a single scoop of mint ice cream and was satisfied but my house is in need of serious cleaning so today I will make my house get back to where it should be clean. I really would like to be the kind of person w... Read more

  • I am trying to think positively....

    1/11/2017 8:41:08 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Why does my calorie goal increase when I log exercise? Or, what is BMR & TDEE?

    1/11/2017 12:04:26 AM, by TUKARAMA

    When I first signed up for Spark I answered a series of questions, as I am sure we all did. They asked some basic bio-data: age, weight, gender, height etc. They also asked my activity level: Sedentary, Lightly Active, or Active. From that they did some behind the scenes magic and gave me a calorie ... Read more

  • DAY 16

    1/10/2017 7:32:55 PM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    Today I did The Biggest Loser workout with Jillian Michaels . It was very tough I did some modifications because I would rather stand and exercise than get on the ground. My knees really felt it when I was first done but now they feel fine. I was sweating buckets and tired from that one so that w... Read more

  • Focus on me and not the diet

    1/10/2017 2:59:43 PM, by PROJECTCHRISSIE

    I have been contemplating a lot about how much focus I put on what, when and where I eat, I really need to focus on myself for a change, maybe taking the focus off watching what I eat will make things a lot better and less stressful. I am still going to track my food and exercise of course but I th... Read more

  • Thought for today

    1/10/2017 7:40:49 AM, by JEB03253

    This was part of my Spark Coach session today: It was a good reminder that my dream of walking into a store and up to the Misses section (rather that Plus) requires work on my part. I'm committed to make it happen! ... Read more

  • Water damage at the condo I am trying to sell! Oh no!

    1/10/2017 7:02:22 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have been dealing with a bad situation. I am trying to stay positive but it is very difficult. Our condo is up for sale but there has been a great deal of water damage! At first we thought it was a frozen, burst water pipe. It took me many days of frustrating phone calls to get an accurate pictur... Read more

  • Day 15

    1/9/2017 5:16:29 PM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    I did Burn Body Fat 3 Mile Walk with Leslie Sansone and then Grow Young Fitness Sitting Exercise with Deron Bubultz. I am going to get a Fitbit Charge 2 Activity Tracker + Heart Rate watch next month. I wanted to get it this month but it's so expensive. I still like my Salomon trail running shoes ... Read more

  • My First Weigh Day

    1/9/2017 2:16:57 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    Week one has passed and I am proud of myself for actually going through with everything. I did have a couple slip ups, but tried to keep everything within reason. Of course the Winter storm mixed with being sick all week didn't help, but I knew I had to stay as strong as possible. I like to get in a... Read more

  • Let's do this!

    1/9/2017 5:59:56 AM, by HLANIER4

    My motivation is spotty when it comes to exercise, energy to exercise and time to exercise, but all comes down to motivation. I am doing the Daniel's Fast and those year I am tracking my calories while on it. I'm not really following the calories, but I am glad I am monitoring them . With the liqu... Read more

  • Measurements 1/8/17

    1/8/2017 9:41:07 PM, by 4_MY_GIRLZ_N_ME

    Starting the Altered Bodies competition with Mark. Here are my initial measurements: L Bicep - 18.5 in R Bicep - 19 in Natural Waist - 57 in Hips - 59.5 in L Thigh - 33 in R Thigh - 31 in Chest - 57 in L Calf - 21 in R Calf 21.5 in Total 317.5 in Mark's measurements are: ... Read more

  • Snow Day

    1/8/2017 9:33:40 PM, by CONNIEKACZ1

    Stayed firm and on the plan.... Read more

  • Day 8/365

    1/8/2017 7:00:29 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Well our first week of 2017 is officially behind us. This week started not so great but by mid week I refound my motivation and jumped back up onto the wagon. I was just looking over my last challenge weigh ins (awesome we can go back and see those). I am down 31 lbs from my pre pregnancy weight ... Read more

  • Day 14

    1/8/2017 1:49:22 PM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    Today I did a HASfit beginner weight training and Indoor Power walk with Jessica Smith I weight 154.8 that is more than kind of disappointing but I have noticed I have more energy and I really enjoy getting my exercise done. I still need to work on my water drinking it would help me greatly just... Read more

  • Dear Me

    1/8/2017 1:21:19 PM, by D3TERMINED

    It's funny how stress always seems to go hand in hand with eating. For some it's drinking, others its Drugs but for those who struggle with their weight... Our drug of choice is carbs. When I write. I try and speak nothing but truth. Without the truth, we are all back at square one. I know I speak f... Read more

  • Welcome to Buffalo. But I did not have to drive!

    1/8/2017 10:11:20 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.nbcnews.com/id/40471093/ns
    /weather/t/hundreds-slowly
    -freed-ny-snow-gridlock/#.
    WHJWRk0zVpQ... Read more

  • I asked my new doctor about fatty liver

    1/8/2017 8:40:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    His answer was, "Lose weight. That is the remedy." I asked if there was any additional medical help. He said no--just lose weight. chris... Read more

  • Peace. Pleasure Experienced by Accepting all Creation as it Exists

    1/8/2017 8:13:11 AM, by CTUPTON

    I receive emails Notes from the Universe. This article is about the founder, Mike Dooley. It is a follow-up on my blog about talking to my unconscious mind before sleeping. chris www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-su
    san-corso/mike-dooleys-inf
    inite-pos_b_333033.html... Read more

  • Day 7/365

    1/7/2017 8:41:13 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Day 7 is good. I have been struggling the last few hours cause I want to go make second helpings of tacos lol but so far so good, tacos for lunch tomorrow it is lol. Nothing much has really changed my life is exciting and boring all in one lol. Its boring because stuff always stays the same. In t... Read more

  • Renewed and Inspired

    1/7/2017 5:16:59 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    I had a really nice Christmas this year. My kids are getting to an age where they're still little, but now old enough to really enjoy the activities that are traditional for our holidays. I spent a lot of time with them, and didn't have anything to complain about. They went back to school on January... Read more

  • Day 13

    1/7/2017 12:39:39 PM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    First I did Faithful Workouts Fitness 30 minutes I personally found it to be really aggravating that the camera man could not keep all the exerciser's in one shot the whole time. They did have all levels of modifications being shown at once but it didn't do any good because the one that would ha... Read more

  • Day 6/365

    1/7/2017 10:23:01 AM, by KORIS_MAMA

    I must have been super tired last night I totally forgot to. log lol. Not a big deal but its helping me to be held accountable. Plus when I begin to struggle again cause in reality I probably will I can reference back to these blogs to help me get back on track. Day 6 was good. I still haven't be... Read more

  • Quote

    1/7/2017 10:13:31 AM, by JEB03253

    Although I'm not much into New Age, I love this quote! I try to remember it as I go through my day. ... Read more

  • 9:19 AM and I just got major organizing done!

    1/7/2017 9:28:46 AM, by CTUPTON

    : )... Read more

  • My thoughts on portion size vs seerving size

    1/7/2017 6:57:02 AM, by CTUPTON

    Thank you--I think you helped me understand portion size and serving size. Is this right? Portion is the size I serve myself but a serving is what is printed on the package so the nutritional values can be determined The serving size is "artificial, " just so we can have a ... Read more

  • Day 12

    1/6/2017 12:17:23 PM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    I did Sitting Arms with Laura Hefez and my arms really felt it and she explained how to do the exercises very well. Fit For Duty with US Army Major Lisa Lourey was my get up and move exercise.I loved her she was funny and positive. Her comments really made me laugh.That was it for exercise to... Read more

  • I just made a grocery list using the SP Nutrition Tracker : )

    1/6/2017 11:50:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    I only need to make our lunches so this was really easy. chris... Read more

  • A Brand New Start- Sauerkraut

    1/6/2017 11:48:06 AM, by CKENSINGTN

    After a 3 year absence from the Spark People program- I'm back-ready to share and ready to learn. Why the image of homemade sauerkraut? Fermentation- what is unseen can bloom into life, with proper care, grows into a healthy organism and reeks of vitality. The analogy here is our wellness... Read more

  • I can't seem to understand portion vs serving

    1/6/2017 10:15:43 AM, by CTUPTON

    Clearing up the confusion. Here are a couple of important definitions from the National Institutes of Health: •Portion is how much food you choose to eat at one time, whether in a restaurant, from a package or in your own kitchen. A portion is 100 percent under our control. See if you can pas... Read more

  • I gave a strong message to my unconscious mind before sleep last night.

    1/6/2017 10:12:31 AM, by CTUPTON

    I told her to find a way to curb my eating huge portions of food. We'll see what happens as time goes on. chris... Read more

  • Well. Okay then.

    1/6/2017 5:58:48 AM, by _XIALA_

    Yesterday's attempt at food tracking was a bit of a catastrophe. I got all kinds of wacky and didn't eat today in response. Now that I've had a bit of time to think about (thank you, insomnia!) , it seems that part of the issue is that I couldn't restrict the tracking to just fiber and water intake ... Read more

  • I need to try this-let my unconscious mind work on a problem while I sleep!

    1/6/2017 1:50:34 AM, by CTUPTON

    I read this comment on FB after a blurb about unconscious thoughts actually changing our genes. It sounds like science fiction! Chris "I find this to be quite timely. I recall a book I read back in the 80's on the subconscious mind (wish I still had it) and one technique that I still use tod... Read more

  • The perfect set of shelves for our new apartment

    1/6/2017 1:37:53 AM, by CTUPTON

    Maybe I can find a moss covered credenza to go with this. chris... Read more

  • Day 5/365

    1/5/2017 9:15:39 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Today was a success :) I stayed within calories. I didn't workout but I was within calories !!!! Huge step in the right direction. Today was weigh in day and I somehow lost the 3 lbs I gained over the holidays so I am basically back to where I was a month ago. I am not sure how I even managed a ... Read more

  • Shopping Smart

    1/5/2017 4:56:15 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    Last night was my first time to go grocery shopping since I've decided to eat healthier. I know that I'm not even close to where I need to be in eating healthy, but I'm taking baby steps and I feel a lot better about some of the choices I made last night. I didn't buy my weakness, Flaming Hot Cheeto... Read more

  • Day 11

    1/5/2017 3:00:17 PM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    524 today I did Marching with moves for beginners with Jenny Ford and I did a HASfit 10 minute chair workout and a 17 minute HASfit chair exercise for seniors and beginners. It is 19 outside so it was all indoor exercise today. Yesterday I was wondering how to celebrate 21 or 30 days of exercise... Read more

  • Clalrk Howard tips

    1/5/2017 1:19:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.clark.com/how-to-manage-yo
    ur-money-if-forgetful-unor
    ganized... Read more

  • You by Dr. Seuss

    1/5/2017 11:51:34 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • How to keep my weekends for myself....

    1/5/2017 11:38:15 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • How I reduce my blood pressure

    1/5/2017 6:38:43 AM, by CTUPTON

    ...by watching and playing with our cat, Cujo. chris... Read more

  • A wonderful sparkfriend sent me this.... I love it.

    1/5/2017 5:41:03 AM, by CTUPTON

    One song can spark a moment, One flower can wake the dream. One tree can start a forest, One bird can herald spring. One smile begins a friendship, One handclasp lifts a soul. One star can guide a ship at sea, One word can frame the goal. One vote can change a... Read more

  • Update and Starting Over

    1/5/2017 3:43:04 AM, by HEATHERKORINNE

    Hi all, So it's been a while since I've done one of these, and lots of things have occurred. I was doing really really well through Sept/Oct 2014 (yes- I know that was a while ago), then life happened. I got married in Sept 2014, then got a sinus infection in Oct, three rounds of strep throat ... Read more

  • Starting Over Again... Again!

    1/4/2017 11:24:55 PM, by _XIALA_

    Or is it again? I dunno, kinda figure that as long as I keep finding my way back here, trying to take better care of myself, it doesn't matter how often I spiral back to the start. I'm taking it slow, having been bedbound since mid-March of 2016. My program right now is pretty bare bones. I'm ... Read more

  • Day 4 of 365

    1/4/2017 9:34:14 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Today was ok. I am still struggling I just can't seem to get my head into this. On a positive note theres no longer any junk food in the house. Now to just keep it that way. I have decided I will be making shopping lists before I go shopping and will have to force myself to stick with the list ...... Read more

  • Day 10

    1/4/2017 1:49:33 PM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    Today I used Pahla Bowers low impact cardio. She is tough I did modifications and walked in place in some spots because some of that was beyond me. I also tried her No Repeat Body weight cardio strength. I love her cheerfulness and she is committed I also like she has a timer for how much more ti... Read more

  • spaces seem to cause html errors! Last info fatty liver

    1/4/2017 1:05:54 PM, by CTUPTON

    In addition to releasing hormones and proteins, the fat cells also begin to release some of the fat that is being stored in them in the form of fatty acids. As a result, there is an increase in the blood levels of fatty acids. This is important because large amounts of certain types of fatty acids a... Read more

  • more...fatty liver info

    1/4/2017 1:03:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    Insulin is important because it is a major promoter of glucose (sugar) uptake from the blood by cells. At first, the pancreas compensates for the insensitivity to insulin by making and releasing more insulin, but eventually it can no longer produce sufficient quantities of insulin and, in fact, may ... Read more

  • more about fatty liver

    1/4/2017 1:02:03 PM, by CTUPTON

    When large amounts of fat are present as they are in obesity, the fat becomes metabolically active (actually inflamed) 40 and gives rise to the production of many hormones and proteins that are released into the blood and have effects on cells throughout the body. One of the many effects of these h... Read more

  • Blog in parts because of "no HTML" errors!

    1/4/2017 1:00:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    It used to be thought that obesity was nothing more than the simple accumulation of fat in the body. Fat tissues were thought to be inert, that is, they served as simply storage sites for fat and had little activity or interactions with other tissues.We now know that fat tissue is very active metabo... Read more

  • Oh

    1/4/2017 12:58:27 PM, by CTUPTON

    What causes nonalcoholic fatty liver disease? Well, he cause of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is complex and not completely understood, but the most important factors appear to be the presence of obesity and diabetes.... Read more

  • Fatty liver--I have not even considered this as a cause of my own body inflammation and pain

    1/4/2017 12:49:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    This just might motivate me to lose weight. I know I have lots of areas of noticeable inflammation in body tissues. I kept looking for a cure from supplements, drinking water, etc. It is hard to admit just my accumulation of fat is causing my body soreness! I had a liver ultrasound years ago an... Read more

  • Day 3 DF

    1/4/2017 5:54:54 AM, by HLANIER4

    Today is my 3rd day of the Daniel's Fast. It's rough at times when those around you aren't doing it, so they aren't subject to not eating. I am blessed and feel blessed to be encouraged by those around me. This year I am praying for health and wellness as I fast, as well as personal knowledge of ... Read more

  • Day9

    1/3/2017 10:05:29 PM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    Today I walked with Walking at Home American Heart Association 3 Mile Walk. Leslie Sansone's Walk at Home workout and I did HASfit low impact workout with my short walk and I used my porch to go up and down on for more steps. It was to cold to do much outside so today was mostly inside exercise.... Read more

  • Day 3 of 365

    1/3/2017 7:10:23 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Today I am exhausted, its been a good day however I am going to bed. So a motivational quote is all I can bring myself to post lol. ... Read more

  • Time To Break Out Those Old Jogging Shoes

    1/3/2017 6:22:51 PM, by PIPSANDMSMAMA79

    Well, here I go again. This time it's back at square 1. I guess it's this slow progression. It's easy to ignore and not notice what you're doing to yourself. I've heard people say, "how can they let themselves get like that?" It's easy if you just focus on other things. I focus on my kids. They have... Read more

  • 1-03-17

    1/3/2017 3:20:31 PM, by PATJOONWW

    Seems so weird to type 17, as I am in accounting and still working in 16. That will take a while, thank goodness I don't write to many checks by hand anymore. I have been stalking on here for a while now. I started seriously tracking and excercising on Dec. 31st, I thought why wait another d... Read more

  • Determination

    1/3/2017 12:52:09 PM, by NEEDTOBEFITMAMA

    The New Year has arrived. 2017. After much deliberation she has finally made the decision. The decision that despite the fact she has no one to support her on her journey she’s going to go for it regardless. She’s going to make those changes in her life and say screw it and focus on knocking do... Read more

  • Diabetic Food Pyramid and link

    1/3/2017 9:18:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.diabetes-warrior.net/a-mea
    l-plan-you-can-live-with/d
    iabetic-nutritional-chart/... Read more

  • Back at it...still won't be here much

    1/3/2017 8:29:17 AM, by GEEKGIRL67

    First day back at work, first day back at tracking. For the most part, I did really well during the holidays - barely gained any weight. My Mom was moved to a SNF in Friday, so I have been having anxiety over that, especially at night. The PT & OT representatives showed my father & I how to do range... Read more

  • Day 2:DF

    1/3/2017 6:26:02 AM, by HLANIER4

    So, I was a little curious this year, so I tracked my calories yesterday and today for the Daniel's Fast. I didn't realize how low they are during the liquid fast part. I am going to do better about adding in peanut butter, oats, and flax you help with filling me up and not letting my calories get ... Read more

  • January 2

    1/2/2017 9:23:38 PM, by SISYPHUS_CLIMBS

    Played video games this morning while my husband and daughter were out, but I made myself a deal that I could play until noon if I took the dog for a 30-minute walk before lunch. It was cold, but felt good. And met my step goal for the day.... Read more

  • day 8

    1/2/2017 7:46:14 PM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    Today I did my short walk and my long walk and HASfit low impact beginner workout. I skipped getting candy at the gas station when I got the offer. 224 We had some rain today it was so nice to hear and see but it did not last long. ... Read more

  • Day 2 of 365

    1/2/2017 7:37:49 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Well I have certainly figured out I eat out of boredom. I really really need to find some things to pass my down time. You would think 4 kids would fill all my time up but it doesn't. Day two I figured out a plan lol. I am going to make a reward system. Not the typical after I lose so many pound... Read more

  • Before and after

    1/2/2017 6:13:00 PM, by D3TERMINED

    Wow!!! Its funny how I never saw myself like that! That shirt is a 5x!!!!! ... Read more

  • Dear Me

    1/2/2017 4:40:14 PM, by D3TERMINED

    It's been a year since I've been on this site. Not because I'm doing bad because I've gotten quite independent in terms of making myself accountable. No lie there's been a few ups and downs but not many. Since My last visit I've lost around 135 pounds with about another 60 before i reach goal.... Read more

  • Happy New Year!

    1/2/2017 11:18:24 AM, by CLARAMAE99

    New year, new me! Feeling better than I ever remember feeling! Nowhere to go but up!... Read more

  • This is very hard for me right now, but I am trying.

    1/2/2017 10:09:02 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Today is the day.

    1/2/2017 9:06:54 AM, by HLANIER4

    It's that time of the year, again. Today, I begin the Daniel's Fast. I'm looking forward to it, but sometimes I have to remind myself it's about spirituality and not weight loss. Here i go.... Read more

  • Why men lose weight faster than women. SP article

    1/2/2017 8:15:41 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/resource/f
    itness_articles.asp?id=2118 Life just is not fair! 46... Read more

  • Calculate how to lose 1 or 2 pounds a week. (from a SP article)

    1/2/2017 6:58:59 AM, by CTUPTON

    Tyler Spraul, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist for Exercise.com, recommends a simple formula to calculate how many calories are required to maintain your current weight: 14 to 16 times your bodyweight in pounds. "Once you've determined your maintenance number, you can start decreasing ... Read more

  • Day 7

    1/1/2017 10:47:37 PM, by ANTIQUE-SOUL

    Samantha Clayton's Body Blast Full Body Chair workout was my exercise besides the driveway and my short walk. It was a great day to be outside just enjoying the nice weather and packing up ornaments and lights. I do regret not going to bed at a normal time I was tired today.Going to bed early toni... Read more

  • Day 1 of 365

    1/1/2017 5:06:23 PM, by KORIS_MAMA

    Happy New Year !!!!! Today is the beginning of a fresh start. I want to embrace the new year and do the best I can. I suck at sticking to resolutions so I am not making one. I just want to embrace this year and make it the best it can be. 2016 wasn't horrid for me, I had the baby so that alone mad... Read more

  • First day of 2017

    1/1/2017 12:11:25 PM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    This year I want to make what seems impossible happen by doing what is possible. This means taking small steps towards my health, and taking any measures possible to get this weight off and get my diabetes into remission. This week my goal is to get reaquainted with my water, and enjoy the benefi... Read more

  • Happy New Year!

    1/1/2017 11:21:56 AM, by PATER59

    Today is the start of a brand new year. I am not making resolutions as they always fail. But, at work, we are having a Biggest Loser competition and I have joined. You pay $10 at the start, we weigh each week, and at the end, someone wins the pot. I am hoping that this will be some added motivat... Read more

  • 2017

    1/1/2017 9:31:14 AM, by SISYPHUS_CLIMBS

    A lot of my friends are doing recaps of 2016, but I prefer to look forward. The big thing happening this year is I'm going back to get my masters in September. I know it will be hard, since it's so long since I've been a student, but I'm hopeful that I'll get back into the groove. Also this is the... Read more