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  • Yuky condo rules!

    4/30/2016 4:05:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    I got a reprimand phone call from "the management." not supposed to have my van on the grass. Well- I am moving things out of my basement to declutter this condo for selling. I drove the van to the basement door, 'round back. A truck was coming to take the boxes. They had to park in... Read more

  • Up and down

    4/30/2016 10:35:06 AM, by CHEMDEPSAM2

    Up down up down, this is how my weight and motivation had been. I lose weight and be healthy but something is holding me back. Not sure what it is, but I do know it is something in my head. Need to get ride of the block to move on.... Read more

  • Routine

    4/30/2016 9:12:46 AM, by FAITHFITMOM

    I am finally easing back into my exercise routine. It has sucked not working out, but I needed to take a break from it all.... Read more

  • Hiatus

    4/29/2016 3:07:03 PM, by FAITHFITMOM

    I had to take some time away from sparkpeople. Spent most of last week being depressed and not wanting to socialize.... Read more

  • Are those actually big????

    4/28/2016 9:15:30 PM, by TRACEEE24

    Back in december, i bought a misfit. A cheap $20 fitness tracker. I couldn't talk myself into spending the money on a fotbit because i didnt think inwould actually use it. I thought i would buy it and forget or give up. In january, I started walking around at work to get steps. My initial goal was ... Read more

  • Loving Spring

    4/28/2016 1:37:16 PM, by JEM2929

    Spring is my jam. Everything is new again The sun stays out all day The clouds are big and fluffy Rainy days warm me to my core All the animals are having babies Fledglings are getting ready to leave the nest The garden calls my name, and for once I will listen I've spent so much time outside w... Read more

  • Don't tell me I can't

    4/28/2016 9:16:30 AM, by TRACEEE24

    If you tell me I can't do something, you are just going to push me even more to show you I can, so thank you!! Amazing video about athleticism. I'm learning that I am an athlete and can only strive to be a better athlete. If the link doesn't work and you are interested, google, "Ted Talks Louise... Read more

  • I know it is not monday but I will forget to post this later....

    4/27/2016 9:40:09 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Wednesday

    4/27/2016 12:40:26 PM, by FAITHFITMOM

    I have been dealing with a nasty head cold for the past two days, I've not been up to par to exercise. Stepped on the scale this morning and lost 2.6 pounds. I'm officially down 10 pounds.... Read more

  • 5 yrs,5 yrs,5 yrs

    4/27/2016 10:34:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    I thought Someone would have told me it took way too long for me to learn to speak up! Not one person did that! 252 And through each 5 years I was reading self help books, going to alanon (8 yrs!) , and doing lots of crying. No, I would not give up. It was a very hard journey! (... Read more

  • Is this how the doctor checks drug interactions--(well not webMD but yes computer data sheet)?

    4/27/2016 10:29:24 AM, by CTUPTON
    ult.htm# chris... Read more

  • April update: Weight loss!

    4/26/2016 2:43:03 PM, by JUDITHROXANA

    So this morning I weighed in at 203.8. Which means that I am down another pound for a total of 29 pounds gone! Wow that is great although I can't wait to be under 200 already. I now have 71 pounds left to go. Weight loss is a slow process much like my acl and meniscus surgery recovery. Still, ... Read more

  • Chapter 1

    4/25/2016 9:54:05 PM, by NEWSHAREN

    I went to the Dr today, I feel 100. No energy, hurt everywhere, BP up, blood sugar up, weight up. My Dr is kind and sweet, suggested another miracle diet drug, lots of side effects, expensive, will be in a class action lawsuit in a couple of years. I was driving home and realized I need the motiv... Read more

  • Thankfully, I have learned lots over the years.

    4/25/2016 9:42:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    Today hubby barked at me about something. It did not affect me at all. In fact later I told him I was glad he got mad. It showed his spunk-which isn't often there not after the stroke in 2006. When we were first married I divided my time into 5 years, 5 years, and 5 years. It seems incredible ... Read more

  • Who do you trust?

    4/25/2016 4:19:08 PM, by MSDIXIE9

    "Do you keep your weight loss goals a secret from certain people in your life? Do you find that telling others helps or hurts your progress?" This question was posed in an article here on SP that I read today and really got me thinking. In previous weight loss ventures I have shared with anyon... Read more

  • Day 12..the struggle is real folks

    4/25/2016 2:04:14 PM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    So today is day twelve. I'm counting calories again. Thats what I do. I know that when I eat on the lower end I lose faster, but on the down side I'm starving!!! Well I guess I'm over exaggerating, many people eat 1200 calories a day. Spark says I can have 1500-1700 and stil lose 2 poun... Read more

  • We Interrupt this day for a tiny rant...

    4/25/2016 1:50:24 PM, by DICHOTOMYGIRL

    Confession time: I am focusing way too much on numbers! I KNOW that other things are more important. I just so want to make my goal before my doctor's appointment. I know that it's good to use this desire to have motivation, but I also know that it's ridiculous to think that if I only lose 35 po... Read more

  • It's all about change

    4/25/2016 10:10:00 AM, by LAGIRL0547

    If you would have told me that I would give up cream and sugar with my coffee, sugar and lots of butter in my yams...eating broccoli, salad with no dressing I would say no way...but it's all about choices. Life is all about choices you just have to make better choices. Its not a diet it's a new way... Read more

  • Sunday

    4/25/2016 10:04:05 AM, by FAITHFITMOM

    I always take Sundays off from exercising and logging my progress. It is an act of worship and it is my way of honoring God.... Read more

  • Reflections on my 1 month SP Anniversary!

    4/25/2016 12:38:01 AM, by MSDIXIE9

    Yeehaw y'all! I am down 17.4 lbs and 26 inches in one month! 9 104 I was so excited when I did my weigh in & measurements today. I am so happy! 224 For as many times as I flubbed up in this month, that is nothing short of a miracle! 28 Now my prior mindset would have had me saying, "But ... Read more

  • really ugly rugs, too --a link

    4/24/2016 7:09:53 PM, by CTUPTON
    y-people-with-extremely-poor-taste/... Read more

  • Really ugly living rooms!

    4/24/2016 7:03:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    I was poking around looking for décor ideas. Then I found ugly stuff and got silly! 198 ... Read more

  • Day 9, 10, and 11

    4/24/2016 6:55:51 AM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    So the last few days have been ok. Well not really. Friday was a fun day but at the same time a depressing one. I'm one of these types that if I screw up early in the day, I eat all day long. I know, I know. Well I went to bingo Friday night with my sister and it was at a school. Of course i... Read more

  • Crunch fitness test SP article

    4/23/2016 9:26:23 AM, by CTUPTON
    114&page=2 The article has a nice graph which does not copy well to this blog. I have been feeling my stomach muscles are improving after years of water aerobics. I am a bit curious if I can do these crunches on t... Read more

  • Stuck

    4/23/2016 8:46:58 AM, by FAITHFITMOM

    I feel like I'm stuck in a rut when it comes to my weight. Maybe I have hit a plateau. Whatever the case, I am determined to lose this weight.... Read more

  • Low carb lettuce wrap (with beef or chicken)----why didn't I think of this! (SP recipe)

    4/23/2016 8:36:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    Delicious and bursting with flavor, these wraps are juicy and low in carbs. Can also work with chicken! Minutes to Prepare: 10 Minutes to Cook: 10 Number of Servings: 1 Ingredients 100 grams (3.5 ounces) lean ground beef or steak (or cubed chicken, if pre... Read more

  • Knitting is way more complicated than I thought....

    4/22/2016 4:35:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    DD has been knitting up a storm. She wants to make a sweater now. Her mentor says to knit a square to count the stitches so the sweater comes out the right size. If you don't do this you could make a sweater 6 sizes too big Wouldn't that be awful after all that work! I am givi... Read more

  • The Bible

    4/22/2016 8:08:03 AM, by FAITHFITMOM

    The Bible has alot to say about fitness and our health, but sadly most people forget that.... Read more

  • That's what I'm talkin' about!

    4/22/2016 2:13:08 AM, by MSDIXIE9

    Good day. Just all around good day. I sweat my rear end off today! 198 Laughed a lot with my mom. The oatmeal/breakfast was a good idea, I wasn't famished half the day. I met most of my nutrition goals, was very active (even though technically most of it wasn't "exercise"). Got laundry done, ... Read more

  • Day 8. Oops my mistake

    4/21/2016 5:08:45 PM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    For real tho, it's been a good day. Feeling the bloat from my lady friend, but I know if I keep my calories down it will pay off in a few days. Hope you all are doing fabulous!!!... Read more

  • Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming....

    4/21/2016 3:13:25 PM, by MSDIXIE9

    I spent quite a bit of time looking at binging (yes, that is the correct spelling, not bingeing) to figure out wth is wrong with me, 246 and decided to make a few changes today and see how that pans out. I am p.o.ed but I'm not giving up. First, I got rid of my weakness...chocolate. Like I co... Read more

  • 18 Days In And 10.8 lbs Gone

    4/21/2016 2:57:32 PM, by BLUBBERBLASTER5

    I was tracking all my food on myfitnesspal, but I've decided to start tracking back on here. I missed this site and it's easier to keep track of my info. I'm on day 18 of my low carb high fat way of eating and it gets easier everyday. The first few days I was eating good but constantly wanting all t... Read more

  • I'm still here...

    4/21/2016 8:12:36 AM, by HEYITSLISA

    Just popping in to say hi to all my Spark friends. It may seem I've been MIA, but I'm still around. Doing some serious struggling lately, not only with diet and exercise but just with life in general. I really have nothing to complain about, yet I still do. Having a hard time finding my... Read more

  • I'm ready

    4/21/2016 7:22:30 AM, by FAITHFITMOM

    It's a new day and I am ready to kick butt! I am splitting my routine. I'm exercising this morning and then this afternoon.... Read more

  • Day 7

    4/20/2016 6:06:28 PM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    Oh Day 7 I love you. I made it a whole entire week of not over indulging, staying on track and not giving into my cravings. I am doing pretty well today, hovering just over 1200 calories. I may have something small later. The weather is absolutely beautiful, and I got my hair cut today finally!!... Read more

  • Week 5- Day 31 -- First Full Month

    4/20/2016 4:18:02 PM, by FORMEROZ

    Well I have survived my first full month on SP and I am definitely excited by my results. Besides losing 13 lbs this month, I have lost inches! I took my measurements 4 weeks ago as I was starting my journey. I wanted to have some form of measurement for those times when the scale wasn't budging. La... Read more

  • 6 Holes, Day 63 with FITBIT HR

    4/20/2016 12:50:28 PM, by WADLEY2013

    I haven't been on SP communities much the past month. Lots of things going on around my life between the boys, work, other family members, etc. I have still been logging and tracking food and exercise regularly, which has led to continued weight loss. The past three weekends begin with 4 ho... Read more

  • Fell in love

    4/20/2016 10:52:12 AM, by FAITHFITMOM

    It's true! I fell in love with Jesus. He bore my sins and died on the cross for me.... Read more

  • it happened to me...

    4/20/2016 12:47:08 AM, by MWOJICK

    So, I thought I had all the determination in the world this time to commit to a healthy active lifestyle. Then life had other plans. I got sick with bronchitis and an upper respiratory infection and it was just easier to eat out. And since I was sick I didn't want to tax my body more than it alread... Read more

  • Trying to cut out pastas!

    4/19/2016 9:30:52 PM, by DB1167

    So I am trying to change the way we eat, I have cut out pastas and fatty sides for our meals, I have been serving my family 2-3 veggies/ fruit and a meat each night. So far they have been good to go. I asked my husband if I had him vegged out yet and he said nope, Keep it up. It's hard to come up wi... Read more

  • Goals 2016

    4/19/2016 8:51:04 PM, by JUDITHROXANA

    I am working on my goals today. By the end of the year, my goal is to lose another 40 pounds. My goal is to weigh 164 pounds by the end of this year. I know that if I work hard, track calories and do my daily exercise I will reach this goal. I know that it won't be easy but I will get there! I ... Read more

  • A new sleep apnea mask (No I don't have sleep apnea but I know people who do have it)

    4/19/2016 6:10:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    This looks more comfortable than the bigger masks I have seen. chris... Read more

  • Back at it again

    4/19/2016 2:33:36 PM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    I'm back. Looking for motivation before I gain back everything I lost the first time. Life is hard and no excuses, food makes me feel good. I need to concentrate on my body and mind, and try my hardest. I'm on day 6 of counting calories, things are going pretty well. It has very hard t... Read more

  • 2 chuckles...

    4/19/2016 1:49:29 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Perspective is EVERYTHING!

    4/19/2016 9:50:40 AM, by FAITHFITMOM

    Perspective is EVERYTHING! When we have bad days, we should run straight into the arms of God and let his truth change our perspective.... Read more

  • Sucker.

    4/18/2016 7:30:19 PM, by MSDIXIE9

    I was in a car accident a few weeks ago. Wasn't hurt, neither was the other guy...slight damage to his truck but the entire front end of my car was demolished. I tell you that to say this. My old car wasn't worth fixing, so my dad told me to get on craigslist to look at used cars. Well, I made a lis... Read more

  • The short, intense workput craze.... (Wall St Journal article)

    4/18/2016 6:02:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    Apparently there is a craze going on about short, intense workouts done at odd times to stop the excuses of not having enough time to go to the gym or do long workouts. In the WSJ article: There is a photo of a woman "and her daughter Clare do squats while another daughter, Maureen, make... Read more

  • Reconnecting

    4/18/2016 4:47:23 PM, by TRACY6659

    DH and I went for a day trip on Saturday. If was great reconnecting with him in nature. We get so caught up in "daily" life that we really needed the time together. We took a drive up the Entiat River Road. Stopped at a few spots along the way, but once we got up to around 22 miles out we started ... Read more

  • 2nd Months Measurements

    4/18/2016 9:55:00 AM, by DICHOTOMYGIRL

    Let's see how many inches a 32 pound loss equals: Bicep - Down 1.5" Neck - Down 1.875" Chest - Down 2.75" Waist - Down 3.5" Belly (otherwise known as the widest part of my body!) - Down 4.5"! Hips - Down 2.50" Thigh - Down 2.25" Calf - Down .75" That's a total of 19.625" (6.... Read more

  • Monday

    4/18/2016 9:54:52 AM, by FAITHFITMOM

    Good Morning & Happy Monday! I took yesterday off to relax and spend time with my family. My hubs isn't feeling too good and our lil guy is sick as well. Won't be exercising. My main focus is my boys.... Read more

  • Emotional Hunger vs Physical Hunger

    4/18/2016 9:04:47 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I found this graphic to be so helpful in identifying which is which. I've personally found that if you stay full of healthy foods on a regular schedule and avoid sweets and processed junk, you can waylay much physical hunger. Once you have physical hunger under control, it is much easier to tackl... Read more

  • You'd think...

    4/18/2016 1:05:02 AM, by RSEROS

    I always think it is going to be easy, making these changes. You'd think I'd realize by now that if it were truly easy, I'd have made them a regular part of my life by now. I would get enough sleep every night. I would exercise every day. I would choose healthy foods usually, and treat m... Read more

  • Time and road blocks

    4/17/2016 4:43:30 AM, by MSDIXIE9

    They always say, "You didn't put it on overnight, you won't lose it overnight." And overnight is true. But how long is longer than it should? I specifically recall gaining ten plus pounds in a week. 15 Why can't I lose 10 pounds in a week? ijs... 9 I guess when it is at the forefront of our m... Read more

  • Suit Shopping

    4/16/2016 4:59:05 PM, by CELAMANTIA

    So I stopped in Casual Male XL (the "big and tall guy" store) to look for a new suit jacket for the awards ceremony for a literary award I won, and my daughter's college graduation next month. I no longer fit into their smallest suit. I've shrunk out of the Big and Tall stores! *happy dance* I'm... Read more

  • Special Olympics pt 2

    4/16/2016 9:07:01 AM, by FAITHFITMOM

    We had a great day at the Special Olympics! Andrew did an amazing job. He won three medals, two gold and one bronze. Our olderst son ( glasses) volunteered through his school. We are so proud of him and all of the athletes who participated.... Read more

  • Where are my measuring things for cooking? A sparkfriend said a utility belt is needed!

    4/15/2016 1:59:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    A utility belt was suggested. Great idea! In fact there is a company that will make custom too belts!
    tom-leather-belts/?page=3 Just for funsies: ... Read more

  • Progress decluttering.

    4/15/2016 1:37:15 PM, by CTUPTON

    I actually feel like things are getting done. I don't have any more energy but I can see some results when I tackle a job. I can only work for about an hour--this is actually longer than I was doing a few years ago (overwhelmed caregiver!) So I guess I have made progress with energy. I don... Read more

  • Easily refurbish old "gold" jewelry!

    4/15/2016 1:30:53 PM, by CTUPTON

    DD found a pen with gold in it. I have no idea if it has any metal or not! She had cleaned some jewelry from a thrift shop. It ended up looking dingy. She just used the pen on the chain-- wow! I think the pen was close to $10. I never thought this would work. I don't know how long ... Read more

  • More good news! About lost diabetic shoes.

    4/15/2016 1:24:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    Got a check for $378 to pay for hubby's diabetic shoes! Since last summer (!) I have been calling and calling the hospital--that lost hubby's diabetic shoes --and leg brace! Medicare paid for the brace because he needed a new one anyway. But I had no success getting the money for the shoes... Read more

  • Results fast & feast experiment

    4/15/2016 9:45:59 AM, by SHRLYMAE

    I made it through the week on the fast and feast experiment. The good news is that I did lose 5 lbs and my sugar levels were the best they have been in a long time. They were anywhere from 72 to 115 on my fasting morning readings. That is fantastic for me. When I saw the story about the fast & fe... Read more

  • A Year Ago...

    4/15/2016 8:45:31 AM, by ASHWFA

    I found my diary entries for last September, which was almost a year ago, and decided to post them here as a blog entry. A lot has happened since last September, but I managed to maintain my weight at a 238 to 242 pound weight for several months. After an increase in the dose of one of my medicines,... Read more

  • One Month

    4/15/2016 6:37:42 AM, by FAITHFITMOM

    Today makes it a month since I've been on Sparkpeople! I'm so glad that I decided to come back.... Read more

  • Example

    4/14/2016 7:34:01 AM, by FAITHFITMOM

    Not too long ago, my lil guy decided to attempt my favorite yoga pose, and that is when it hit me, my boys are learning from my example! If they see me persevere, they'll keep going strong, but if they see me give up, then they'll give up. I am not a quitter, I am a fighter.... Read more

  • Week 4 - Day 24 -- Gym Results

    4/13/2016 4:54:17 PM, by FORMEROZ

    Last night was an amazing night for me in the gym. When I was done, my nephew and I were high-fiving each other and then I had to high five the gym attendant who has been watching my progress. (He told my nephew last night earlier on that he could tell I was there to work and get results.) I went ho... Read more

  • Nearly at the end of my rope

    4/13/2016 12:17:18 PM, by TRACY6659

    I get so dang tired of having to fight so hard all the time. Fighting the scale, society's standards, judgmental looks from people. All of my life. I have tried so hard over the past year or so to overcome how these "things" affect me, but really, I am the same me inside. It hurts, its exhausting... Read more

  • Week 8 of the "I Don't Want to Have Weight Loss Surgery" Challenge.

    4/13/2016 11:58:22 AM, by DICHOTOMYGIRL

    Week #8 (of 13) of the "I don't want to have weight loss surgery challenge" Down 3 Pounds! Total Challenge Loss: 30.6 Pounds Total Weight Loss: 43.2 Pounds... Read more

  • Belated April Fools Day

    4/13/2016 11:16:20 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Yeah! I can now clean all floors to the walls! Finally seeing PROGRESS!

    4/13/2016 9:50:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    This has taken YEARS!!!!!! 24 I am now almost 69! My ongoing days of fatigue has greatly hindered me from having an organized home--for my whole life--not just recently. I am making real progress! It is so good to be able to say this. I have had a cleaning person every 2 weeks for... Read more

  • Fashionably challenged?

    4/13/2016 8:49:54 AM, by CTUPTON

    I thought this was pretty funny! It is a Target ad by the way. I am not like this because putting this together is too much work. I wear pretty much a top and bottom--usually they coordinate. I have mostly stopped wearing jewelry, scarves, etc. Mostly it is my fatigue. But I am ... Read more

  • Special Needs Mom

    4/13/2016 8:24:35 AM, by FAITHFITMOM

    I am a mother of a child with special needs! Our 10 year old son, has ADHD, Mild Intellectual Disability and SPD, which is Sensory Processing Disorder. What does that mean? He is sensitive to most lights and sounds. When he was younger he would have alot of meltdowns. Mild Intellectual Disability, ... Read more

  • Week 4 - Day 23 -- Three Full Weeks completed

    4/12/2016 3:45:16 PM, by FORMEROZ

    It's been awhile since I've posted. Three full weeks into taking control of my life and things are going great. I am making it to the gym 5-6 days a week. I am tracking all my food. I am weight training with my nephew. All of these have led to me losing 11 lbs in the first 3 weeks. I am feelin... Read more

  • Pre-Packaged Snacks

    4/12/2016 12:41:38 PM, by AKALEI349

    Getting all of my snacks pre-packaged as well as my lunch has been a huge help! The only thing I'm still struggling with is remembering to track my dinner or basically anything after I get home at the end of the night. At least, overall, my day was much healthier yesterday!... Read more

  • Mother Nature

    4/12/2016 12:07:14 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Reminder

    4/12/2016 7:03:16 AM, by FAITHFITMOM

    This quote says alot.... Read more

  • Day 4 Feast

    4/11/2016 7:27:58 PM, by SHRLYMAE

    First I must say I was totally shocked to see comments on my blog. I really didn't think anyone would even read it. But I must admit I'm happy about it, It will keep me motivated to complete my experiment. Yesterday my fast day went well. I decided that I would include fruit and veggies in my ... Read more

  • Why are the weekends so hard to stay on track?

    4/11/2016 12:34:25 PM, by DB1167

    Why is it so hard to stay on track? Through the week I do so good, exercising and eating half decent. So why is it when Friday rolls around it all goes out the window???? Grr so frustraiting! I need to seriously fall in love with salad and stick to it or a nice lean meat and veggie dish. Not pizza a... Read more

  • Who inspires you?

    4/11/2016 7:16:20 AM, by FAITHFITMOM

    Who inspires you to get healthy? For me, it is my family. They inspire me everyday. I want to live a long & healthy life. My husband is my biggest cheerleader. He encourages me to do my best.... Read more

  • Slightly different views of springtime....enjoy

    4/10/2016 1:53:36 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • 3rd day

    4/10/2016 1:36:21 PM, by SHRLYMAE

    This is the third day of my experiment with the feast and fast method. The first day was difficult to stay under 500 calories. But believe it or not, I think yesterday was a little harder to do. I had to fight the urge to bing. I took the word feast to heart and didn't concider how fast 2000 calor... Read more

  • This is the Time - I'm Doing It

    4/10/2016 12:51:36 PM, by MUM2LEVI

    Hello Spark People World, Something is different this time. I can feel it. I've never been a very disciplined person. But I've had success with the Dave Ramsey Program in the last 6 months. I've been budgeting for a year now. I'm getting control over my finances and it feels great. Now, I... Read more

  • Preparation Preperation Preperation!

    4/10/2016 10:21:40 AM, by AKALEI349

    This week I bought... Carrots Pretzels Bl
    ackberries Grapes Peanuts
    Almonds All to prepackage into snacks for myself. I also bought bagel thins and English muffins for breakfast and lunch. I am ready for a healthy week! Any advise on prepackaging portions of peanut butter to dip my pretze... Read more

  • Christ in Me

    4/10/2016 7:37:20 AM, by FAITHFITMOM

    I just want people to see Christ in me.... Read more

  • Paleo recipes with photos!

    4/10/2016 7:22:08 AM, by CTUPTON
    / I need to kick start my low carb eating! chris... Read more

  • Got my mojo back

    4/9/2016 10:35:58 AM, by SHRLYMAE

    Yesterday I decided to try something new. I'm not sure how good it will be but I heard it on the local news so I'm going to give it a try. They said to alternate feast with fast and the pounds will melt without the body going into starvation mode. Yesterday was my first fast day. It was hard but ... Read more

  • Avocado, Cucumber & Tomato Salad

    4/9/2016 8:34:58 AM, by FAITHFITMOM

    Thought I would share a recipe with y'all! My husband and I tried this and it was so YUMMY. It's easy to make. Ingredients: 1 English Cucumber 3 Haas Avocados 4 Roma Tomatoes 1 Red Onion 1 Bunch Cilantro 1 Lime or Lemon 1 tsp Olive Oil Black Pepper. Enjoy!... Read more

  • Please remember...

    4/8/2016 1:50:53 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Yesterday went....okay

    4/8/2016 8:15:12 AM, by MISSCATY

    Yesterday was a day of "considered" eating. I thought about what I really wanted..I thought about portion control. I followed through. Went on a date....for me this is very, very stressful and stepping massively out of my comfort zone....ate sensibly. I was still a bit hungry when I got h... Read more

  • Didn't feel like cooking today

    4/7/2016 9:06:15 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Explanation

    4/7/2016 12:51:49 PM, by AKALEI349

    Well my rough week least now I know why! So I've basically been feeling like crap lately, overly tired, sluggish, kind of...dim like I can't make my brain work correctly. I went to the doctor yesterday, turns out I'm having a SUPER BAD allergic reaction to the changing weather. I'm ... Read more

  • Each day is a new day

    4/7/2016 10:07:54 AM, by LAGIRL0547

    I don't think about what I did yesterday I keep my eyes on today...yesterday is gone tomorrow may never be so all I have is today this moment and I am making the best of it.. making better choices, healthy eating and exercise. I feel great about me and what I am doing for me.... Read more

  • Is it an epic fail if you learn something?

    4/7/2016 7:42:59 AM, by MISSCATY

    The past month or so has been hard on many levels. I looked, with clear eyes and honesty, at what I have been doing for a few months. The last month, I have been eating crazy. Why? Stuffing emotions? Yes. (Pssst! It doesn't work.) It is time to retool and get going again.... Read more

  • The best way

    4/6/2016 8:49:05 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • I voted today!

    4/5/2016 10:32:21 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Spring

    4/5/2016 8:22:01 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Spring peepers audio only

    4/5/2016 8:06:20 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • Unmotivated

    4/5/2016 12:22:33 PM, by AKALEI349

    I find myself a little unmotivated these days. Okay that is false, I find myself INCREDIBLY unmotivated. I just, I hate cooking! So much! I get no pleasure from it, I'm not very good at it and it kid takes time and effort from the things I enjoy like sewing and reading. However, not cooking is so ... Read more

  • This day in history...4/5/16

    4/5/2016 11:42:09 AM, by MEAYESHAHELP

    I am home from the hospital...I had cellulitis that was infected and I spent 5 days in the hospital. I am home now, but I have to see doctor's for awhile. I lost my days that I had accrued for my log ins. I was at 300 plus days. Today I start with day 1 again. I hope that does not happen again for q... Read more

  • Week #7 of the "I don't want to have weight loss surgery Challenge"

    4/5/2016 10:43:55 AM, by DICHOTOMYGIRL

    I honestly thought I wasn't going to have much of a loss this week due to my unpredictable cycle showing up. I wouldn't give into the comfort eating desire, but I did go a little crazy on the diet sodas! (i.e. I drank very little water last week!) But I I limited my soda consumption yesterday, and d... Read more

  • Please pray with me to find DH's glasses.

    4/5/2016 7:59:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    I just cannot afford to pay for more glasses. In the last 2 years it seems that is all I have been doing is paying for our glasses-breakage, losing them, etc. Mine and his both. chris... Read more

  • April 2016

    4/4/2016 2:35:45 PM, by WOLFKITTY

    "April showers brings May flowers..." I've always loved that saying, and for me, April has historically been a month of dramatic change. It's in that spirit that I started tracking my food again today. And over the weekend I stated aloud my intention to reach 250 lbs by the end of the year. I ... Read more