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  • 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

    games.aarp.org/games/who-said-
    it-candidates/who-said-it-
    candidates.aspx... Read more

  • sugar cravings journal #3

    9/28/2016 9:48:24 AM, by BELLAMAGOO

    So I'm trying to read some of the labels to 'find' hidden sugar... I looked at 2 labels today - olafson's whole wheat bread had a few sugars listed which surprised me, but I also don't make bread so I don't really know what 'usually' goes in bread but realize now that the molasses that I saw o... Read more

  • Day 30: Just Ramblings of Past Eating Habits

    9/28/2016 1:17:06 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    This is just a reflection on my past with foods. I can't believe it's been 30 days since I've took up residency in Veganville. I never would have thought I'd take this route. I'm from a Mexican-American culture and animal products are huge in our meals. Dairy products, red meat, and white ... Read more

  • Anyone near Vineland, NJ

    9/27/2016 8:33:07 PM, by REDHAWK17

    looking for workout buddies near vineland, nj... Read more

  • Tiredness and hunger

    9/27/2016 6:47:50 PM, by SANSANDY1

    My 5 night shifts have really caught up with me today. Even though I didn't want to I've had to call in a rest day as I'm so fatigued. In no way connected to my tiredness I have been so hungry all day today. I've eaten to near the max of my calories today. I've drank 2 litres of water. It m... Read more

  • Last time

    9/27/2016 4:24:26 PM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    I wish I had a dollar for every time I said I was starting over. Well today is the last time. I'm not saying I'm never going to have a bad day again, or that I'm not going to mess up here and there, but I'm never giving up again. There has been a few times in the past couple of years t... Read more

  • my progress so far

    9/27/2016 9:25:00 AM, by BELLAMAGOO

    I'm happy to be back on spark - it's been nice to reconnect with the site and am finding the new member challenge helpful to get me back using the site and learning more about it and the tools available. It's also pushing me to post blogs and engage with the site/people more than I would without th... Read more

  • sugar cravings journal #2

    9/27/2016 9:17:46 AM, by BELLAMAGOO

    Just reflecting on my sugar cravings yesterday... -ate 1 peanut butter cookie in the morning - because it was there... in plain sight...i wasn't 'craving' anything - it was mindless and no emotion that i recall when i reached for it. -ate 1 peanut butter cookie after lunch - that's when I wa... Read more

  • Thrive by Le-Vel

    9/27/2016 8:44:45 AM, by JACIB00

    I'm back tracking myself on Spark because I'm doing and promoting Thrive by Le-Vel and am ready to keep track of my food, how I feel and my weight. I'm excited for this journey.... Read more

  • Early start

    9/27/2016 8:12:09 AM, by HLANIER4

    My hubby has cataract surgery today at 10, so our idea was to sleep in late. Yeah, right. We were up earlier today than usual, so I put my time to good use. I took my doggy for an early morning walk and put in an hour of exercise:)... Read more

  • Tracking my weight loss journey on YouTube

    9/27/2016 6:03:43 AM, by TUKARAMA

    I enjoy this SparkPeople community. Having lots of people to talk to about weight loss may help me stick to it (this time). I have only been on SparkPeople about a week but was using another site for a couple weeks before. Lack of customer support and a bunch of 'gym snobs' made me look elsewhere ... Read more

  • Day 29: It's Work but It's Becoming Routine

    9/27/2016 2:57:56 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    It isn't an easy task to get healthy. I mean, yes, the idea is easy enough. Eat well, exercise, drink up, and repeat. There is so much more to it than just the idea. It takes a lot of planning, making sure your schedule can fit it all in, and keep your motivation up. After long days, you just w... Read more

  • Sleep is overrated!

    9/26/2016 2:34:18 PM, by GEEKGIRL67

    Stats from my Fitbit. No data available due to the fact I took it off when I went to bed when I was out of town this past weekend. I definitely need more sleep! Especially if I plan on getting up early to work out, soon. And, I definitely need / want more than 6 hours.... Read more

  • sugar cravings journal #1

    9/26/2016 10:15:12 AM, by BELLAMAGOO

    So i'm on the The 21-Day Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge... one of the activities is to journal about my sugar cravings...the point is to find out if there are any patterns to my sugar cravings so that I can then make a plan of how to manage them... My observations yesterday (sept 25) were tha... Read more

  • C-pap

    9/26/2016 4:01:55 AM, by HEALTH_NOW

    Like many obese people I have sleep apnea. I have tries c-pap several times, unsuccessfully, over the years. Partly motivated by reports it creates weightloss, but not enough to deal with the hassle. Now my most recent sleep report has significant # of cardiac disrythmias & I am motivated to comply ... Read more

  • Day 28: Exercise is Medicine

    9/26/2016 2:16:52 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Phew! Got in the exercise today. I didn't think I would be I did it late tonight. I kind of ran out of time in my day from work and meetings, then just home life stuff. I debated about if I should or shouldn't. I was talking myself out of it and almost went with it. It's easy to talk yourself ... Read more

  • Enjoying the burn

    9/26/2016 12:31:46 AM, by SANSANDY1

    Loving the crunch challenge. Day 5 done and dusted before my night shift 224... Read more

  • Day 3, 4, 5, and 6.....

    9/25/2016 11:53:15 PM, by GEEKGIRL67

    Day 3 - Left to go to Cincinnati on Thursday for a convention. I took my time, because it was my day off. Bryon wasn't happy I got there at 4:30p, when he wanted me there 2 hours before. But, like I said, it was my day off. And, I did pick him up dinner! We worked till about 8p setting up. Then w... Read more

  • To do lists before the "Big Move"

    9/25/2016 4:02:15 PM, by CTUPTON

    40 Sunday -done my wash-well, almost done 211 -continue keeping up with the dishes.... ongoing challenge -keep John out of trouble--he is "antsy" and riding his big wheelchair all over the house-tends to damage stuff--and asks for coffee, diet soda, etc. etc. Probably he is antsy because o... Read more

  • Challenge

    9/25/2016 9:28:37 AM, by HEALTH_NOW

    I joined the Spark Diabetes Weightloss Challenge. My 1st goal is to get my BS #'s into normal range. 2nd goal is to get out of 256 to 262 lb rollercoaster. 3rd goal 246lbs! 4th goal 220lbs!!!... Read more

  • Day 27: All You Can Eat

    9/25/2016 2:22:19 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    First of all the Kimchi is working or my body has gotten use to beans and lots and lots of fiber. However, at the moment I hear my tummy doing some loud digesting. I'm not sure what that will mean later. 40 Here is a list of natural probiotic sources: Pickled/Fermented Vegetables, jus... Read more

  • Lazy day & Gratitude

    9/24/2016 9:52:41 PM, by HEALTH_NOW

    I read a thriller, fixed healthy meals, experimented a little adding Greek yogurt to food to up protein, kept track of everything, listened to uplifting music, napped this afternoon - basically had a lazy day - a vacation from all the should's - and I feel refreshed, my nervous system has dialed dow... Read more

  • Day 4 crunch challenge

    9/24/2016 11:37:20 AM, by SANSANDY1

    Was looking forward to my crunch challenge today only to find out today is a rest day. I am disappointed but know rest days are important too. I'll try and get a bit of walking in before I start my night shift.... Read more

  • back at it... starting from scratch!

    9/24/2016 11:19:20 AM, by BELLAMAGOO

    OK - so i have been on sparkpeople off and on for the last 8 years but haven't been engaged with really working a program for the last 5 years or so. I have had success with weight loss and creating healthier habits and managed to lose a total of ~ 50 lbs or so 7 years ago. However, I've since gaine... Read more

  • Goals

    9/24/2016 6:53:10 AM, by HLANIER4

    Ok, here I go with my goals. My first major goal is approaching and I am worried. I'm down 46 lbs. And my first major goal is 70 lbs. I've lost before and when I get to a certain weight I always seem to fall off the wagon. I'm worried as the holidays approach and SP does my first big goal. I'm t... Read more

  • Day 26: Red Faces All Around

    9/24/2016 1:35:26 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Today has been a good day. Got in the exercise, ate well, but low in the calories because I'm just to full. I went shopping today and didn't spend too much. I only picked up produce and one item that was a food that I needed for a natural probiotic. My grocery haul was great. I got 5 pounds of ... Read more

  • HAPPY AUTUMN SPARK PEOPLE..

    9/24/2016 12:00:58 AM, by SUSIEQQ62

    465 I PRAY THAT YOU ALL ARE DOING YOUR BEST TO GET HEALTHIER.. I AM IN STAGE 4 SEVERE KIDNEY DISEASE AND WILL BE STARTING DIALYSIS IN 6-8 MOKNTHS. SO I HAVE AN APPT ON OCT 14 TO MEET WITH THE KIDNEY TRANSPLANT TEAM TO BE EVALUATED TO MAKE SURE THAT I AM A GOOD CANDIDATE TO GET A KIDNEY AND PLACE MY ... Read more

  • For the 1st Time I have Calories Left!

    9/23/2016 11:12:19 PM, by HEALTH_NOW

    Today is the first time I have mucho calories left at the end of the day! I also feel fat today, especially around the mid-section....feels huge! I had half usual breakfast because I was anxious. Ate very light lunch & dinner because I took a new diabetes medication at lunch time -- I get very anxi... Read more

  • My Buddy

    9/23/2016 6:16:46 PM, by BENDER2016

    I'm alive! I can move now and find clothes that fit me without a lot of complications. I can walk without a cane, go to the dog park and throw the dog his ball, go through the mall with my daughter and look at wedding dresses, and even look forward to parking at the other end of parking l... Read more

  • Halloween "Christmas" tree at my skin surgeon's yesterday

    9/23/2016 12:56:53 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is NOT the exact tree-just one I found online. Not a fun event for me, but it was made a little more pleasant by their decorations. chris... Read more

  • Crunch challenge

    9/23/2016 11:35:06 AM, by SANSANDY1

    Loving the crunch challenge and feeling the burn. On to day 3 now. Adding in more and more crunches. Do wish I could fit the gym in whilst I'm on nights but I have to accept I can't. Loving that I've got a way to get exercise in... Read more

  • changes

    9/23/2016 10:41:59 AM, by GLENDAK72

    So yesterday I decided to go back to my point system to track my food with instead of calories. I feel it is a change I needed to make for myself as I lost weight better with the point system because I was able to stay on track better, however I will still be active on my sparkpeople because I love ... Read more

  • Bear gets into a Connecticut home! I was lucky ! Our bear went into the woods last week!

    9/23/2016 8:35:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    BRANFORD, CT It's 3 a.m. and Matthew Gailey, 86, and his wife can hear someone in their house. No, it's not a burglar, well not in the classical sense, much to their surprise it's a 200 pound bear loudly making their way into their house. In a WTNH News 8 story/video Gailey explains... Read more

  • Day 25: Sneak in Lazy Workouts

    9/23/2016 2:39:28 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Wow, day 25. Normally that isn't a big issue. I've hit day 25 here on SP a few times and know I can keep going but this time it's as a Nutritarian (Plant based, no salt, and very little to no oil). That is a major big deal. Not many people could do that. This is kind of strict and I never thoug... Read more

  • Failed plan and crunch challenge

    9/22/2016 1:33:18 PM, by SANSANDY1

    I planned ahead and took my gym gear with me to work so I could go to the gym when I finished work after my night shift . Sadly couldn't go as night ended up being mad and I ended up with a flare up of costochondritis and lower back pain. I've left my gym bag in my car and hoping I get a slightl... Read more

  • Day 24: Things are Shifting

    9/22/2016 2:03:57 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Yesterday was kind of an emotional day for me. I was sick with the cold and not feeling well, grouchy, and well, just being a whiny baby. There are times that I just feel defeated but I try to pull it around. I did a lot of self reflection with the weight loss and really told myself to stop being... Read more

  • Day 2....

    9/21/2016 6:04:40 PM, by GEEKGIRL67

    Got a bit skiddish when I offered to take a friend / co-worker to lunch today for her birthday. When the told me where she wanted to go, I immediately went to check the menu to see what was 'friendly' to eat - nothing! It was a bar in downtown Cleveland. So, I ordered an unsweetened ice tea, a weste... Read more

  • Day 2 of the Reset

    9/21/2016 2:32:18 PM, by SHINING_ON

    So, I didn't meet any of my goals yesterday in full. But, you know what? I was closer to meeting them than if I hadn't tried at all. So, I'm counting it as a partial win. And as Anne Shirley said: "[Today] is a new day, fresh with no mistakes in it." Okay, so the day is nearly half over... but you g... Read more

  • You are not falling behind... Huff Post article

    9/21/2016 7:18:41 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.huffingtonpost.com/jamie-v
    aron/to-anyone-who-thinks-
    theyre-falling-behind_b_91
    90758.html? 40 I needed that! chris... Read more

  • Day 23: If I Want Results, I Need To Put In The Work

    9/21/2016 12:33:06 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Warning: It's a poor me post. Just like the title entry of my blog for today if I want results, I need to put in the work. It isn't going to be an easy road. Years (even decades) of neglect and abuse have happened. I'd love to have a magic wand or a genie to grant me a wish to take it all aw... Read more

  • Exercising and night shifts

    9/20/2016 5:17:38 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Back working nights tomorrow. I need to find some exercises I can do on my 'lunch' break. I don't like going for long stretches without exercising as I find it hard to restart again... Read more

  • Got my home equity loan. Now I can pay the mover--before actually selling the condo.

    9/20/2016 3:29:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    this was a link in the chain of progress toward moving. I went round and round trying to figure out how to get this move DONE! I asked many people for advice. I got bits and pieces but nothing seemed right. Then , finally, three different people gave me help that made sense. -brothe... Read more

  • Back to Basics

    9/20/2016 3:17:11 PM, by SHINING_ON

    Wow, I really can't seem to stay focused on my health lately. It's almost kind of pathetic. I make so many excuses... too many excuses. Those excuses end today. I could tell you how I'm too busy or I'm in too much pain; I could excuse myself for making so many excuses. But what would that accomplish... Read more

  • Day 22: A Cooking Kind of Day

    9/20/2016 12:29:31 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    My calorie range in on target and my nutrition for the day is where is should be. See all the green. That means I ate well. Have all my proteins, vitamins, and minerals. I'm very happy with this and tomorrow's meal is all planned out. I made Veggie broth, Soup, and my bean enchiladas. ... Read more

  • I learned to be proud and not disappointed

    9/19/2016 4:54:12 PM, by LYSMYMISS53

    Below is the text I sent my best friend, Jenna. I've made a positive change and I learned to be proud of myself and not disappointed! "My dad set up the cable in my bedroom so i could watch tv while I used my used and half broken stationary bike I bought. I wanted to do it for two hours but I only... Read more

  • Cauliflower pizza bites--low carb

    9/19/2016 8:32:08 AM, by CTUPTON

    Ingredients 1 large head cauliflower 2 large eggs 1 c. shredded mozzarella 1/4 c. shredded Parmesan 3 tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil 1 tbsp. garlic powder kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 c. marinara 1/4 c. mini pepperoni Directions 1Preheat oven t... Read more

  • Post holiday non-blues

    9/19/2016 6:05:07 AM, by SANSANDY1

    After being away and having a full cooked breakfast for 5 days I'm really happy to be not having one today. I enjoyed my holiday. I was very active and didn't massively go over my calorie count. There were some better choices I could have made but I'm not going to be upset with myself. I ate a... Read more

  • Day 21: Kinda Productive Day

    9/19/2016 1:32:51 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    I had fruit for breakfast today. I don't think it's a wise choice for me. Within one hour my stomach was growling. I was kind of embarrassed by it because it was loud and I was like I swear I ate two bananas, an apple, and an orange. The odd thing is if I make a smoothie of it, my stomach will n... Read more

  • Today, we saw a bear at our condo complex -Bloomfield,CT

    9/18/2016 8:43:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    Not this bear, but one just like it! chris... Read more

  • Holiday over

    9/18/2016 5:14:50 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Had the most active holiday ever. Managed to do lots of walking. Did a minimum of 5 miles each day and one day managed 11.5 (due to my hubby insisting we turn left instead of right, that one turn made a huge difference).... Read more

  • Bridget Jones Baby-- if you need a laugh, go see it!

    9/18/2016 4:24:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    It is not a movie I would have picked, but it was a ton of laughs. chris... Read more

  • Bridget Jones Baby-- if you need a laugh, go see it!

    9/18/2016 4:24:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    It is not a movie I would have picked, but it was a ton of laughs. chris... Read more

  • Blahs

    9/18/2016 2:07:40 PM, by HLANIER4

    I have a serious case of: -the blahs -munchies, though I'm full -sleepiness -all around lack of motivation Wish I could hit restart on the day.... Read more

  • Day 20: Getting Back into the Swing of Things

    9/18/2016 1:53:43 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    I'm feeling better. I'm not sure if it was something I ate, my sensitive system, or a bug I got from babysitting. My stomach doesn't hurt at all today and I'm so thankful for that. I ate within my calorie range however it wasn't everything that I planned. This happens and I gave myself som... Read more

  • Good reminder

    9/17/2016 4:29:07 PM, by SANSANDY1

    I've come across this today on a friend's Facebook page. I think it's very apt.... Read more

  • Oreo cookies as addictive as cocaine ! A SP friend mentioned this study.

    9/17/2016 8:07:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/10/
    16/oreo-cookies-addictive-
    cocaine_n_4108999.html thanks, Cathy for this . I can't remember seeing the actual study done! chris... Read more

  • I really did not know about Jabba the Hut except the appearance so....

    9/17/2016 7:56:13 AM, by CTUPTON

    "Jabba's role in Star Wars is primarily antagonistic; he is introduced as the most powerful crime boss in Tatooine, who has a bounty on Han Solo's head. He employs a retinue of criminals, bounty hunters, smugglers, assassins and bodyguards to operate his criminal empire. He keeps a host of entertain... Read more

  • Day 19: Not Feeling Good :(

    9/16/2016 9:00:44 PM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Last night I was heading to bed and my stomach was bothering me. I'm not sure what it was the set it off but I didn't get much sleep. I was tossing and turning in pain all night long. For some reason if I was on my left side the pain was horrible in my stomach but if on the right I felt just a l... Read more

  • Anniversary

    9/16/2016 3:32:33 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Today is my 9th wedding anniversary. Have gone over my calorie allowance today but I've still been active and got 12000+ steps done so over all I've still managed to work off more calories than I've eaten today. Back on it tomorrow. I'm so very glad I don't eat like this every day now I really ... Read more

  • Appetite

    9/16/2016 10:12:24 AM, by SAPRESTON

    Does anyone know of anything to take to decrease my appetite? Please help.... Read more

  • Day 18: Tried Some New Foods Today

    9/16/2016 2:24:34 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    I did a few things to help with my healthy living journey. I bought a pedometer. I had two already but they needed new batteries and the battery for them would have cost the same about for the pedometer itself. I just bought a new one. It's very basic but that's all I need. I just want somethin... Read more

  • Mindfulness

    9/15/2016 10:26:43 PM, by SUMMERGIRLTASHA

    Have been seeing a dietitian for about 3 months now. Finally yesterday I felt a sense of hope. Today I'm trying to be more mindful of my eating and movement and body. One day at a time.... Read more

  • Having a gentle day

    9/15/2016 5:04:33 PM, by SANSANDY1

    After walking so far yesterday (25555 steps) we decided to take it easy today. We went for a stroll around Bodnant Gardens. After reading we had a stroll along Llandudno pier and back to guesthouse. Was going to be happy with 6000 steps today but we managed 11000 and didn't feel the strain yay... Read more

  • Day 17: Tired...

    9/14/2016 11:01:36 PM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    I'm wiped out tonight. Just exhausted. I did okay with my food intake. I stayed on track but because I had the second serving of my Tuscan Tofu Scramble I was really filled. I only has a snack for lunch, bananas. For dinner I had the left overs of my Squash Boat Rice dish. It really is a great... Read more

  • wight loss

    9/14/2016 5:49:44 PM, by LOISALLEN

    Official weight at drs. office today 186 !! Better than i thought. My rhuemetologist always says i need to lose some pounds.. of course, today he didn't mention it. I so wanted to tell him i had lost a few ponds. oh well, this is for me,not for him pounds lost 21 ... Read more

  • Walking

    9/14/2016 5:25:31 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Went for a walk today, ended up being a lot longer than planned. Step counter shows 25555 steps. My knees are sore so it's lots of rest tonight.... Read more

  • Going for it!

    9/14/2016 5:37:47 AM, by HLANIER4

    I decided on Sunday to make breakfast for the week ahead. I'm so glad I did! I've been able to add in healthy options that I wouldn't normally have time for in the morning.... Read more

  • Day 16: First Time Cooking with Tofu!

    9/14/2016 12:03:38 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Today was a first for a few things. I started off my day by making a Tuscan Tofu Scramble. It was different for me. It was my first experiment with cooking tofu. I have two kinds of tofu, Extra firm and Soft. I thought soft would be the best for making a scramble. The recipe is huge and for no... Read more

  • Holiday day on: cake versus yarn

    9/13/2016 6:59:38 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Still got my cold but thankfully it's starting to get better. Got very sorely tempted by a vanilla slice and a chocolate muffin today in a cafe at a craft centre. My hubby was getting a cup of coffee and all I could do was look at the cake. I could tell if I didn't get out if there quick I was ... Read more

  • losing myself

    9/13/2016 5:16:42 PM, by GLENDAK72

    here I am again just 2 weeks into my weightloss and what do you think I did...yep I have went over on my calories everyday this past week...however I refuse to give up!!! I will track and move on I will not beat myself up and I will not stop trying!!! I have made a call to the leader of an OA group... Read more

  • Sadness

    9/13/2016 9:18:20 AM, by JANNY316

    I am trying my best to come out of my mood since my father's passing, but not being very successful at it. It seems like I am ok, then out of the blue, something reminds me of him, or I think of him, and I am blue once again. Then since I am a stress eater, I hunt for something to put into my mout... Read more

  • Day 15: TVP, huh?

    9/13/2016 12:24:05 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Today is the start of my third week to the Nutritarian way of life. I see this as a strict Vegan. It's beyond Veganville. Vegans can have oil, more grains, more potatoes, salt. Not all Nutritarians are Vegan. Some choose to still eat animals products but limit it to twice a week and only 4 ounc... Read more

  • Thoughts

    9/12/2016 1:46:22 PM, by SCRAPPYGAL1

    As of January 2016 I had lost 23 pounds. I had this goal of losing 20 pounds each year - hoping to avoid 'skin'. Then, by August 2016 I had gained every bit of it back. Today I have lost 11 of the re-gain. I know what happened, I just don't know why. I ate and ate and ate. Insatiable. I was e... Read more

  • Giving myself permission to rest

    9/12/2016 8:32:17 AM, by SANSANDY1

    Finding it hard to get motivated today as I'm full of a cold. There's no way I'm going to get anywhere near 10,000 steps today but I'm not going to feel too bad about it as I fitted in lots of exercise over the weekend. I did have a gym session and exercise class planned for today but they'll ha... Read more

  • Day 14: Birthday Party!

    9/12/2016 12:24:21 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Okay, let me get this clear. I will not "click bait" you. My titles are related to my day and to my health plan. I might have it titled from something in the day or a recipe or something else that my health blog will be about. Now, with that cleared up let me talk about my healthy choices ... Read more

  • Beautiful day out

    9/11/2016 3:30:21 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Been to Southport for the day to see airshow. Decided to get there early and go fir a bike ride first. Cycled in total for about 2 hours and then had a walk around and as a bonus also fitted in my 10,000 steps... Read more

  • beautiful

    9/11/2016 2:51:22 PM, by LOISALLEN

    It is a beautiful day here in central mo. Nice temps,blue sky, just a gorgeous time of year. a little more house to clean, then outdoors for a walk.... Read more

  • Hiking day

    9/11/2016 12:43:13 PM, by HLANIER4

    We went hiking today. I thought I was making progress, but boy was this experience humbling. I found myself panting as we neared a steep incline. I didn't make it all the way to the top, but hopefully will next time. I'm not giving up on improving. I just realized I still have a lot to do to be ... Read more

  • Hiking day

    9/11/2016 12:42:50 PM, by HLANIER4

    We went hiking today. I thought I was making progress, but boy was this experience humbling. I found myself panting as we neared a steep incline. I didn't make it all the way to the top, but hopefully will next time. I'm not giving up on improving. I just realized I still have a lot to do to be ... Read more

  • Day 13: Potato Salad

    9/11/2016 12:56:27 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Today was a late start. I slept in. Big time! I didn't expect to but I did. It might be my body telling me I just need a little more sleep but I've been getting about 7 to 8 hours every night. For food intake and preparation I did well. I made one of those new healthy but cheap recipes. ... Read more

  • Went to "the fair!"

    9/10/2016 6:30:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    We took a day away from packing to attend the Hebron (CT) Harvest Fair. Tricky with hubby's motorized wheelchair. But we did OK. I resorted to renting a scooter. My knees were hurting badly. It was a very hot day. This is the first time I used a scooter. Dock Dogs is my favorite. And... Read more

  • For cat lovers. DD's cat, Bob

    9/10/2016 6:13:54 PM, by CTUPTON

    Jabba the Hut Bob is a Manx--so he has no tail. He is rather uppity as compared to our own cat, Cujo, who loves to have attention and touching, even "mauling."... Read more

  • exercise

    9/10/2016 4:18:38 PM, by LOISALLEN

    i finally did it ! My goal was to start exercising the first of September.. i procrastinated for the first 9 days. today was such a beautiful day i decided to take my grandaughter for a little stroll. Before i knew it,we had walked a mile ! Time with my little Lily, and seeing the outdoors thro... Read more

  • Still hot

    9/10/2016 4:14:08 PM, by HLANIER4

    Ug, it's 90° once again today. I always enjoy warm weather, but enough is enough. I ended up on the treadmill this morning, because I didn't have the motivation to walk in hot weather once again. I want to go on cooler weather hikes, walk from one place to another without sweating, and just be c... Read more

  • Changes

    9/10/2016 5:56:08 AM, by SANSANDY1

    Plans for today all changed. Hopefully today's plan will be carried over to tomorrow... Read more

  • Day 12: New Menu

    9/9/2016 11:24:08 PM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Yesterday, one of my sparkfriends here on SP posted a few links in Plant Based foods on a budget. I checked out the links and liked some of the ideas. I went through my menu planner on my computer and started to add some of those ideas. I made one today and ate it for dinner. I added more spices... Read more

  • Beginner Really

    9/9/2016 5:04:50 PM, by SHER47

    I have lost 50 pounds so far since I joined. I want to lose 50 more. I love walking, jumping on the trampoline and I'm doing a 30 day beginner yoga session. I need to do strength training, that's my biggest downfall. Hoping to start something next Monday.... Read more

  • Treat time

    9/9/2016 2:14:19 PM, by SANSANDY1

    I'm treating myself to a newer car. Newer car, less mileage and paying slightly less each month. Win, win... Read more

  • Great Autumn Changes

    9/9/2016 10:51:38 AM, by WOLFKITTY

    So at 330 I am closer than ever to my original start weight in 2008. That is daunting. Also, today my Facebook sent me a memory of ice skating in 2012, around 250 weight (above). I almost didn't recognize myself. Is it narcissistic to use your own self as motivation? :P I'm going to try it out... Read more

  • Day 11: Quiet Day

    9/8/2016 11:57:57 PM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    It's just one of the calm and quiet kind of days. Today I felt kind of tired and I'm not sure why. I did my exercise today and ate well. My legs feel a little on the fatigue side, especially when squatting down to pick something up. I had soup again but this time I put some rice in the sou... Read more

  • Before working out

    9/8/2016 7:19:05 PM, by SHER47

    I really try not to eat before workouts. Unless my stomach is growling, I sometimes have a protein drink.... Read more

  • Phew

    9/8/2016 12:51:03 PM, by SANSANDY1

    Had an argument with my hubby today just before I went in the supermarket (mainly because I'm exhausted) . I must have gone on autopilot as before I knew it I was in the bakery section looking at doughnuts, cookies and pastries. I couldn't believe it when I realised where I was and what I was d... Read more

  • So much to do--but I am taking a break

    9/8/2016 12:14:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am actively packing to move! Oh dear! DD is getting rid of a bunch of small stuff. I don't know the site, but she does it all on her phone. I told her she can keep the money herself. But...she has to ask me first if she can get rid of it. 198 Today I sent in a little money so the n... Read more

  • Day 10: Join me?

    9/8/2016 12:46:28 AM, by CHARMING_GIRL

    Here is a promoting of a Sparkteam here on SP. I have joined this 5% challenge to help encourage me to keep up with my exercise. I've done it before and there are many teams too choose from with all kinds of supports that are right for you. For those that are more competitive there are teams for ... Read more

  • Most steps!

    9/7/2016 8:22:58 PM, by SHER47

    Well I feel pretty positive today since I exceeded 10000 steps. I know I will not do that everyday but it felt good! My granddaughter motivated me to set my mind again and get back on track with losing weight.... Read more

  • Nights to days

    9/7/2016 5:57:17 PM, by SANSANDY1

    So tired today. Sometimes I find it hard swapping from night shifts to days and this is one of those times. Couldn't get to sleep last night and didn't want to wake up this morning. Hoping to get a good sleep tonight and feel more refreshed tomorrow.... Read more

  • Keeping on

    9/7/2016 6:14:25 AM, by HLANIER4

    Have a wonderful day! May God bless your soul as you make your way through the journey of health.... Read more