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  • Thursday

    9/22/2017 12:24:55 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    This week was my last of twice per week chiropractor visits. On Thurs I drop off my son at school, and my daughter hangs with my parents during my chiro appointment. They offered to keep her until I picked up my son, so I was kid-less from 8:30 until 11. It was awesome! I went to my 9 am appointment... Read more

  • Post Vacation

    9/21/2017 8:15:01 PM, by STLSUE01

    I had to have my travel agent cancel my cruise -- the cruise line didn't cancel it, they only postponed it from Saturday to Tuesday, with a stop in Cozumel instead of the Caribbean. Because they postponed it, and we canceled, they only gave us credit for a future cruise. But think about th... Read more

  • 2017 I LOVE ME DAY

    9/21/2017 11:42:20 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all are doing ok had great workout this morning i feel my body look at my body i am in awe of how it is changing getting stronger and more defined all my hard work has really paid off and if you think you cant take that word out of your vocabulary put in I CAN just takes patien... Read more

  • Don't be so sensitive

    9/21/2017 10:16:06 AM, by CELAMANTIA

    I've been working hard on building my exercise tolerance (which has been difficult with a balky heart) and keeping my calories around 1400-1500, and I have slowed the weight gain but not stopped it. I poured out my heart to my one woman support system and after thinking about it, she wondered if pe... Read more

  • The definition of insanity

    9/21/2017 10:09:53 AM, by CHEMDEPSAM2

    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results. Looking back at my past blog entries, insanity popped up in my head. In regards to my eating issues, I have been repeating the same actions over and over again expecting something to change, and the... Read more

  • Calculate your target heart rate using SP calculator

    9/21/2017 7:54:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    GO TO THIS LINK TO CALCULATE YOUR OWN TARGET HEART RATE www.sparkpeople.com/resource/f
    itness_articles.asp?id=1596 How It Works To accurately measure your resting heart rate: Count your pulse on your wrist (radial pulse) or on the side of your neck (carotid pulse)—prior to getting ou... Read more

  • day 30

    9/20/2017 9:28:47 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    204 So this is the day to reflect 18 Not addicted too caffeine, as much as the cream n sugar 3 washing & cutting veggies as they come into the house, is amazing. So much easier to cook/create on the fly. 579 I can make mayo! Thank you Jamie Oliver 528 eating less, and... Read more

  • You are worth while

    9/20/2017 4:44:19 PM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    This image is exactly what I have been focusing on and will continue to focus on. It sums things up so well. I am making an effort to focus on things that improving and not a number on a scale. That is but one measurement of progress. I don't want to be skinny. That isn't showing my kids... Read more

  • Commuter Biking Day 1

    9/20/2017 3:57:39 PM, by SHINING_ON

    I currently weigh over 300 lbs and I'm very out of shape. But for 2 years, I've wanted to start using non-automobile transit to get to and from work/school. This summer, I finally embarked on the walk+bus combo after learning that walking 2.2 miles a day one way wasn't something I could do easily or... Read more

  • COURAGE

    9/20/2017 2:12:27 PM, by NANANEVERAGAIN

    Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice At the end of the day, that says "I'll try again tomorrow". unknown... Read more

  • 2017 FIRED UP TODAY

    9/20/2017 11:41:00 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well i am fired up today went to gym did cardio and bike squats abs crunches and went home and washed my car and cooked feeling good no bsl problems today feel good and talk to some people this they are very motivated to get there health better and feel good so what h... Read more

  • I enjoyed these graphics

    9/20/2017 2:14:40 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • The meaning (s) of life

    9/20/2017 1:48:31 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • The difference a week makes

    9/20/2017 12:08:38 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Last tues I wrote about the conspiracy between my scale, body, and hormones. Well, I'm excited to say that today those 3 pounds plus another half are gone. Even more exciting than the weight loss is the NSV I discovered this week. I took to heart not focusing on the scale and that number and f... Read more

  • day 29

    9/19/2017 8:52:09 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Well, i survived. My stomach is still a bit iffy at times i have been getting better sleep. i am down to one pint of caffeinated beverage per day. drinking acv before meals added avocado back in still bummed i was unable to get ni sugar bacon. I will persevere That is all ... Read more

  • 2017 BLOOD SUGAR DROPPED

    9/19/2017 11:35:55 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are ok had great workout this morning worked weights did cardio then going by the store felt funny checked bsl was 89 after about an hour checked again was 111 seems like the longer i have diabetes i have dropped a lot of weight and my body is changing but i feel fine now i ate... Read more

  • Feeling better

    9/19/2017 9:08:07 AM, by SASSY631

    Since starting SP I do feel better, I feel more energetic than a few weeks ago. I look forward to the water aerobics. I make more of an effort to get up and move, it's real easy after retirement to just sit in front of the computer even when I'm sewing I make an effort to get up and do stretches. I ... Read more

  • Monday

    9/19/2017 12:34:03 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Im finding myself being crabby and irritable at my husband the last few days. He leaves after work on Wed for a camping trip to the Boundary Waters with some friends. He's been shopping and packing for this trip for at least 2 weeks now. And in the past 48+ hours I am feeling like the only things he... Read more

  • 2017 HAIR APPOINTMENT

    9/18/2017 1:32:25 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well had great workout this morning my gym got new management so i hope things still be good feeling better hair done late eating but i am ok what you all up to today tell me sparkers enjoy your day love you all to pieces 247 593 386... Read more

  • Walrus and the Carpenter.

    9/18/2017 10:46:09 AM, by CTUPTON

    I just had to look this up! I could not remember it at all! Thanks all for commenting on my Halloween memory blog! Chris 424 The Walrus and The Carpenter Lewis Carroll (from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872) The sun was shining on the sea, Shining wi... Read more

  • Sunday

    9/17/2017 9:57:14 PM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Highlights of Sunday: Went to a birthday party for our friends' 5 year old. Kids did great. They had pizza. I ate the cheese and pepperoni off of two squares. I had eaten a high fat breakfast on purpose. Kids ate cake and ice cream. I passed. Kids ran around the play space and it was a lot of fun. ... Read more

  • First writing assignment---result.

    9/17/2017 1:47:55 PM, by CTUPTON

    Costumes for Halloween have been a huge source of anxiety for me. You most likely never had that problem. And it is not a problem I have often. But at age 70, I have had more such episodes than I realized. I am trying now to figure out why I have such stress surrounding this issue. Here are some of... Read more

  • 2017 SUNDAY REST DAY

    9/17/2017 11:22:16 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok has you all know sunday my rest day getting ready for new week beauty shop in the morning after excercising then back home got a little motivation speaking wednesday morning then Fridat take mom to doctor not to busy of week so what you all doing today let me know ... Read more

  • Saturday

    9/17/2017 12:24:14 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Today was a pretty productive day. I got several shelves/bags/bins/boxes cleaned up, posted for sale, bagged for donation or trash, and tidied up. I'm working on the storage closet in the office. I also got some storage shelves in the laundry/furnace room cleaned up. I also convinced my hubby ... Read more

  • slow Saturday

    9/16/2017 8:57:01 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Looked at grocery circular online. decided tomorrow has more deals walked in the woods looking for maple trees i don't think we have the right ones for syrup. picked tomatoes made instant pot, pot roast I started to read Dr Mercola's " Fat for fuel " Alot of the info so f... Read more

  • Summer bucket list

    9/16/2017 3:54:42 PM, by LOVELAUGHSMILE

    Early this spring I was at home, excited that a new season was underway warm weather was finally on its way. I decided that I needed a summer goal ! I made a short summer to do list ( honestly I don't remember what was on halfof it) and set out with a great summer in mind. We did the fun stuff,... Read more

  • 2017 50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY DINNER

    9/16/2017 11:29:37 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well had great workout this morning working with kettle bells a little they making me a little sore but doing more step ups but Wow we enjoyed our dinner went to CALIFORNIA DREAMING really enjoy myseld hubby got sick he ate salad bread ribs cheesecake all hit his bell... Read more

  • Dinner with friends

    9/16/2017 12:01:28 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    It is always so fun to get together with these friends. We've been friends for years now, and each couple has two kids. The oldest turns 5 this weekend. The youngest was born in Feb. Tonight was the first time in a very long time that we were entirely kid free. It was so fun to see them all. We went... Read more

  • 2017 ANNIVERSARY 50 YEARS OMG

    9/15/2017 11:36:30 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well had great workout this morning feeling so proud and blessed that me and hubby reached 50 year milestone for us two kids and 2 grandkids and so far no real major illness as cancer or stroke so we trying to stay healthy as we can but 50 years we didnt have phone or... Read more

  • Thurs

    9/14/2017 10:58:53 PM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    90 degrees in Minnesota today....made me a bit grumpy. I still went out for my walk. I actually did a different route today. It was pretty nice to shake it up. Im SHOCKED that I willingly went for a walk today. I have also become the main person doing lawn mowing. Mostly because it is good exercise,... Read more

  • 2017 ANOTHER MOTIVATION DAY NEXT WEDNESDAY

    9/14/2017 11:46:52 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you are doing ok had great workout this morning going to have another small group wednesday i think i will show my jeans and any give another small tips that oi have learned on my journey do you have any tips for me to pass on to them tell i will use them iove to learn new things e... Read more

  • NSVs

    9/13/2017 10:36:46 PM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Since I was lamenting the scale yesterday I figured I should follow up with some NSVs today. I went for my outdoor walk today. I know, you might be thinking that isn't THAT much of a nsv, but let me lay down some added info, aside from I got off the couch and walked. I live in MN. I HATE hot a... Read more

  • Sep. 13, 2017 Getting Sparked 5% Challenge

    9/13/2017 1:00:17 PM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    It has been a strange 5 days. Sat, I received my new Medicare plan D medicine card. Used it the first time Sat afternoon. When I got the med, I was told that Medicare pays for my flu shot. Because of my many chronic problems, I am required to get a flu shot yearly. It is usually too... Read more

  • 2017 GROCERY SHOPPING

    9/13/2017 12:02:08 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well had great workout this morning i am still working hard on my body another goal no shots and health during real good trying to keep going me and hubby got to keep taking care of ourselves we started going together when we were 8 and 10 years old so really unbeliv... Read more

  • oh man

    9/13/2017 5:27:04 AM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    A drunk driver crashed into utility pole on our street last night (No one injured); goodbye login streak. 46 . Yesterday also lacked me time as LO woke at 5:30 and I spent his nap retrieving the car from the repair shop. we were able to tour some used campers while we were there... Read more

  • Resting Day

    9/12/2017 10:32:07 PM, by ANHELIC

    Went to the dentist and had 2 teeth extracted. They were pretty bad so she told me to rest today, eat soft foods after noon and no extra walking or exercises. It's in a way since I didn't sleep last night worrying about this morning. After having a yogurt, pudding and later scrambled eggs cooled,... Read more

  • Better

    9/12/2017 8:13:23 PM, by LGRASS23

    Not so hungry today. Light exercise, food within limits. Yay.... Read more

  • Tuesday

    9/12/2017 4:58:27 PM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Today my scale hates me. Maybe its a conspiracy between my body, my menstrual cycle, and my scale. Not sure. But Im not liking that I apparently gained 3 (THREE!) pounds! I feel like that cant possibly be real. Because how on earth is one glass of wine and one day at still less than 30 net carbs eno... Read more

  • 2017 GREAT CHECKUPS FOR ME AND HUBBY

    9/12/2017 11:29:11 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok no gym today back to my routine in the morning me and hubby had to go to doctor good results all blood work good got to get a1c down to 8 but everthing else looking good we will be married 50 years friday that reports are great at 67 and 68 we so proud of us long y... Read more

  • Monday

    9/11/2017 8:10:09 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Spent close to 3 hours in the yard with LO. Cut all the day lily stalks for compost and picked some carrots. I didnt do a very good thinning the carrots but I like the results. that is all peace out... Read more

  • More Lamenting

    9/11/2017 1:03:27 PM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    I haven't posted here about all the things I'm lamenting lately. But one thing I do want to share here is a bit of lamenting that so many of my past spark friends are no longer active on the site. I've met some really great people on Spark this time around, but it feels quite a bit different. I thin... Read more

  • 2017 MY KNEES ARE GOOD NO MORE SHOTS

    9/11/2017 11:33:44 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok no gym today had to go to rheumatologist this morning doing great no more shots and didnt have to make another appointment unless i need to wow hard work is so doeable very proud of me she said if i hadnt been working hard i would still have to get shots i am patt... Read more

  • Sunday

    9/10/2017 11:43:22 PM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Today was a busy day. I got a lot of stuff done around the house. Nothing exciting, just the regular weekend stuff like groceries and laundry and stuff. We attended a wedding last night. It was awesome to have a kid free night. It was the wedding of two of my husbands coworkers. So I knew one ... Read more

  • garden day

    9/10/2017 9:01:58 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Cleaned up two tomato beds and took out the dead daylily stalks. Added compost to empty beds. Up to late last night, and too early this morning, so I took a nap when LO did. Bummer to miss my me time but I really needed it. That is all. Peace out.... Read more

  • 2017 MAKE TODAY A GOOD ONE

    9/10/2017 9:44:44 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are staying safe as you can today my rest day just chilling and reflecting on my 50 years of married life we didnt have car house phone just pregnant with my daughter but the Lord brought us threw so i guess he had plan for us now we got 2 houses iphones health pretty good God ... Read more

  • grocery and food prep

    9/9/2017 9:45:07 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Done fresh batch of ghee bone broth Been watching more videos on fermentation, bought some organic cane sugar . May just stary out with simple sauerkraut . curious about kefir water . My teeth have been very fuzzy lately (even after bryshing), I am reading that it could be caus... Read more

  • Feel good about being busy today!

    9/9/2017 9:44:11 PM, by ANNETTECAN

    334 67 198 225 I feel good about today, for me, I was so busy! The more I did, the better I felt! Just hope I don't get sick now! I was going to go in and water walk and because I haven't in awhile, I totally forgot! 244 59... Read more

  • 2017 THOUGHT THIS WOULD NEVER HAPPEN

    9/9/2017 10:40:21 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope you all are doing ok had great workout this morning very very impressed with myself because truly i thought this would nver happen me being in size 12 jeans at 190 pounds small leggings OMG am i dreaming i had to pinch myself i said OUCH no i am not dreaming belly going knees not h... Read more

  • Friday

    9/8/2017 11:25:01 PM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Its Friday! This is our last official day of summer break. I know, its past Labor Day. Our school district has extensive build/remodel this summer so they opted to push starting back a week to ensure the buildings were ready. While my kids are only in Preschool, they didn't start any classes u... Read more

  • Friday Sep 8, 2017 Things are looking up

    9/8/2017 9:57:20 PM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    Not much sleep last night, about 3 hours. I wanted to get some work done, so when I woke just before dh's alarm (4:40am) I got up. I got all my morning stuff done (blood sugar, blood pressure, meds, weigh-in etc.) I did Spark Coach, my 4 challenges, and ate a good breakfast, 1 egg... Read more

  • Yay the weekend!

    9/8/2017 9:09:16 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Whole 30 strong. Bus is the bus. Dinner was too paleo for dh, god forbid the meatloaf contain coconut flour. 39 Digestive issues have cleared up for the most part, I no longer live in fear of that. I have been drinking acv religiously, eating banana and have traded the sweet potatoes f... Read more

  • 2017 MY BODY NEW TO ME

    9/8/2017 11:38:21 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers had great workout this morning working whole body but special attention to abs,back,waist i really dont recognize this body because it feeling so good wow my legs are so clear no veins in them my belly almost gone clothes fitting better and looking better but proud i am and going to get... Read more

  • I joined a writers group--oh my!

    9/8/2017 11:05:20 AM, by CTUPTON

    Of course we have an assignment. The leader asked for suggestions. I said , Halloween." My reasoning is that it is a wide open topic. People can write about their own experiences, spooky stuff, belief in the hereafter, spiritual beings here on earth, weather in the fall, how the holiday started... Read more

  • A better day

    9/8/2017 12:23:27 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Today was a MUCH better day, both food wise and head space. After doing some googling to determine "how bad i messed up" by going over my usual net carbs, I discovered I didn't really. I went over what is the desired limit, but not likely enough to cause major problems. I also found this... Read more

  • coming together

    9/7/2017 10:12:10 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Whole 30 update No problems with cravings or hanger. major gi problems these past few days has wiped my appetite out. I learned about fodmaps. i am now avoiding sweet potatoes nuts and dried fruits. Chili two ways for dinner, i combined everything but the beans, separated a portio... Read more

  • Sep. 7, 2017 Need some friends

    9/7/2017 8:52:23 PM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    Got my new start today. Caught up on my sleep. So not a lot of activity, but am rested. Counting my calories again, planning to get in my first water goal of 16 ounces of water. Weighed in today, with a 2 pound lose again. Back to my starting weight of the year I think Yesterday... Read more

  • i made a small mild stone

    9/7/2017 8:48:36 PM, by SIMPLYKESSHIA

    I am so happy and proud of myself. today makes day seven where I worked out 7 days straight. when I didn't go in the moorings I went in the evenings when I got off. I even went at 10pm one night just so I do not miss a day. I do have to get in the habit of stop hopping on the scale every day bc in t... Read more

  • 2017 GROCERY SHOPPING

    9/7/2017 1:41:06 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok no gym today took mom grocery shopping so the day was ok but i will be back tomorrow so tell me what you all done good today i am still on my goals enjoy your day love you all 247 593 381... Read more

  • Food. Ugh.

    9/6/2017 10:21:58 PM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    Today I had a frustrating food day. I started the day by experimenting a bit with a "morning smoothie" recipe I found. I wanted to be able to make something quick for days my kids are extra demanding in the am. I made it and it was decent. I also had some coffee with heavy cream. I was trying to get... Read more

  • blerg

    9/6/2017 9:01:50 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    sat down to write and LO is going ballistic, not sleeping. gotta run...catch you on flipside. peace out.... Read more

  • Sep. 6, 2017 Can I do this ???

    9/6/2017 5:51:05 PM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    Another month gone ... same 4 pounds lost and gained. A little less then a month, surgery on my right knee. I have been working on decluttering the house for a couple of weeks. Cleared about half the stuff from the big cabinet where we keep misc. dishes. All the cooking glass, bowls, ... Read more

  • When we think we can't

    9/6/2017 2:23:57 PM, by BECCA_73

    I swore off the word "can't" a long time ago. In everything that I do, even if I have to stop and talk myself through it, I made sure that I did. Whether in exercising it's a modification, or in daily life doing something that will get the same end result that i'm looking for. Can't WILL not be a d... Read more

  • 2017 PRAYING FOR ALL IN IRMA'S PATH

    9/6/2017 11:54:15 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing had great workout this morning i got to gym workout buddies standing around i thought someone had passed but they wanted to tell me they were so proud and admired me because getting my health in shape and being caregiver cooking for hubby and worrying about my son tha... Read more

  • Got no email yesterday and how I feel

    9/6/2017 5:54:40 AM, by ANNETTECAN

    Just to let everyone know, somehow I messed up my email settings and didn't get any yesterday. I kept wondering why I wasn't getting any? I thought, " don't they love me anymore?" 220 I hope I got it figured out, I missed you all! Will I'm up again at 2 am, that seems to be the magic number... Read more

  • day 14?

    9/5/2017 10:19:20 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    1st day of school. feel like i got runned over by bus. excuse me if i make no sense i cant find my reading glasses ans typing is hatd.... Read more

  • Anxiety

    9/5/2017 2:16:27 PM, by STLSUE01

    I am an anxious mess. I hide it well, but I can feel it. It's like what it would feel like to put your hand into an empty can and have somebody dump earthworms into it. Two years ago, after my not-so-celebrated melt down, my psychiatrist diagnosed me with PTSD (having been molested as a ch... Read more

  • 2017 BLOOD WORK TODAY

    9/5/2017 11:33:47 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok no gym this morning me and hubby had blood work and had to go to dmv for his license renewal then we go back to doctor next tuesday for app hope our a1c not to bad so what are you all doing today tell me something good enjoy your day i will be back at it in the mor... Read more

  • Weekend Reflections

    9/4/2017 11:27:14 PM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    This weekend we had an amazing getaway courtesy of my parents. Well, they watched our kids. We paid for the stuff we did. We left home around 10:45 and drove 15 min to go to Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch. In our past this was a favorite spot to eat and always included onion rings and usually deep fri... Read more

  • Be in the hot dessert (desert?) for a week!I could not do that!

    9/4/2017 9:29:21 PM, by CTUPTON

    With 70,000 other people. I think I will stick to watching little movies and photos on the computer. for the burning man event... Read more

  • Boy Scout Law--every once in awhile I like to re-remember this list

    9/4/2017 9:26:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    Boy Scout Law A Scout is: •Trustworthy, •Loyal, •Helpful, •Friendly, •Courteous, •Kind, •Obedient, •Cheerful, •Thrifty, •Brave, •Clean, •and Reverent. ... Read more

  • Day 1 to a new beginning

    9/4/2017 6:36:54 PM, by ABRANDNEWSTART

    I haven't been on Sparkpeople for almost 2 years now, lost myself but am back now and ready to begin my new adventure in baby steps. I took the metabolic age test and it scares me to find out that for a 55 year old woman, I am the age of a 70 year old. That is an eye opener. I have no support system... Read more

  • trying to stick with it

    9/4/2017 3:25:03 PM, by SIMPLYKESSHIA

    Well today is okay day for me. I'm off I have done my treadmill workout. I planned to juannex to just ear salads this week that didn't workout so good. I ate sandwich wraps instead. But it's ok. It just I have been on this weightless kick for 2 years but no luck. Feels like whenever something happe... Read more

  • Blogging

    9/4/2017 3:05:08 PM, by PRYTANIAS

    I'm not very good at this. Writing in a blog everyday is not something that comes natural to me. I don't usually feel like my person thoughts mean so much in the grand scheme of things and although I enjoy reading about others journey's, don't feel like I have very much to add to the conversation th... Read more

  • Jogging for 10 minutes without stopping

    9/4/2017 12:51:12 PM, by SEYTON84

    So, since mid-July I've been doing C25K. I leisurely would wake up, make a bulletproof coffee (world's best energy drink-- same calories as a grande latte but you can gi happily for 4-5 hours on it with no crash), and hit the gym. I kicked butt and took names. I would run a bit more than the plan... Read more

  • 2017 LABOR DAY

    9/4/2017 11:37:58 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well i am retired but regardless if you are working retired whatever hope all have wonderful day i had great workout this morning me and hubby got to do blood work in the morning at 8 so wish us luck tell me what you all are up to enjoy your day love you all take care... Read more

  • I just heard about the "burning man" event . I am years late. Fascinating.

    9/4/2017 9:14:44 AM, by CTUPTON

    https://burningman.org/... Read more

  • Thank you all for prayers and goodwishes for my nephew.

    9/4/2017 9:13:15 AM, by CTUPTON

    I love you all. He knows how dire his situation is. But he has come to grips with it. I see him only rarely, more often now that we have moved to this area. Due to the circulation problem , as a young man he had both legs taken and has worn artificial legs below the knee. And his life has been ... Read more

  • Asking prayers for a dear nephew of mine.

    9/3/2017 12:19:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    His Mom just passed away and he is now battling cancer of the esophagus--after many long years of battling a circulatory disease. Life sure isn't fair sometimes. He is about 50 years old now. chris... Read more

  • Gimmee coffee!!! (Said like Cookie Monster talks.)

    9/3/2017 11:31:45 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • 2017 DAY OF PRAYER

    9/3/2017 10:34:28 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are having great day remember day of prayer for the nation please pray for all of us prayer changes things this my day of rest tell me what you all are doing today i was talking to my hubby remembering when we got married 50 years ago no pampers for my daughter she wore cloth d... Read more

  • Mixed feelings losing weight

    9/3/2017 8:33:31 AM, by SEYTON84

    So after being stuck between 294-296 for 3 weeks (stress with the start of the school year? I'm a teacher), I'm now at 291. Yay! 15lbs down from my normal weight and 31lbs down from my highest weight. I'd been 306 for years. I knew how clothing was going to fit me at that weight. I knew wh... Read more

  • whole30 d12

    9/3/2017 6:57:16 AM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    "Kill all the things" & the urge to nap just caught up at once, But everyone survived and all is OK, I remember this from the 1st whole 30,but i didn't really remember so i am recording for posterity : Dates are sugarbombs, not snacks.... Read more

  • HOW FAR AHEAD IS OUR VISION

    9/2/2017 10:40:15 PM, by ANHELIC

    IF WE ONLY LOOK AHEAD FOR A YEAR, PLANT FLOWERS. IF OUR VISION IS FOR ONLY TEN YEARS, PLANT A TREE. IF OUR VISION IS FOR A LIFETIME, PLANT PEOPLE. IF WE PLANT PEOPLE, THEY WILL NOT ONLY BECOME OUR FRIENDS, BUT WE WILL BE DOING GOD'S WILL. LET US NOT ONLY BE JUSTICES OF THE PEACE, BUT ANGELS... Read more

  • Grown-up 101

    9/2/2017 11:25:59 AM, by STLSUE01

    I don't like Grown-up 101, but I can't drop this class, and I don't seem to be ready to graduate from it either. You know, the daily "off to work," followed by "Yay! Weekend," during which there's grocery shopping, errands, laundry.... forever there will be laundry. Hell will be constantly doin... Read more

  • 2017 WAS BEAST TODAY

    9/2/2017 10:54:23 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all doing ok i was beast today worked core squats crunches ab machine ball crunches bike rowing machine circuit training was caregiver yesterday so i hit the gym this morning that stress that i get from yesterday i knocked it out worked my butt off today feeling good and i ngot me ... Read more

  • New Apartment

    9/2/2017 9:39:17 AM, by NOCALOVE1

    Yesterday I got the keys to my new apartment. It mostly feels good to be back in my hometown. I dont have anything moved in yet. I have to get more money before I can move everything.... Read more

  • New Change

    9/2/2017 9:15:28 AM, by SASSY631

    So I've been doing SP for a few weeks now, (in my mind) of course. I really wasn't. So last Monday I told the hub look I'm not doing myself any good by not following their diet or a better way of eating. So I down loaded the menu for the week and have pretty much followed it, I've had to make a coup... Read more

  • SPENDING TIME WITH GOD

    9/1/2017 10:32:49 PM, by ANHELIC

    SPEND TIME WITH GOD FOR THE PURE PLEASURE OF BEING IN HIS COMPANY. HE CAN BRIGHTEN UP THE DULLEST OF GREY DAYS AND ADD A LIGHT OF SUNSHINE TO OUR HEARTS. HE CAN ADD A SPARKLE TO OUR DAILY LIFE AND MAKE OUR DAYS EASIER TO DEAL WITH. REMEMBER OUR GREATEST AND BRIGHTEST DAYS ARE BEFORE US AND NOT ... Read more

  • whole30 d11

    9/1/2017 10:00:44 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Long walk with dh and lo. Spread fertilizer and lime on deer hunting meadow. Watched wood duckling videos with lo before bed. Progress. 1. Questioning if I need to remove fruit. 2. Walked over 12k steps 3. Scheduled a mammogram... Read more

  • eMOTIONAL SPIRAL

    9/1/2017 3:43:30 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • 2017 CAREGIVING DAY

    9/1/2017 2:15:06 PM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing ok no gym today caregiving today pay bills for my aunt and mom take aunt to grocery store but i am doing ok my bsl didnt spark today i try to control my stress level today i got back was 123 real good so hopefully i can keep up this trend what have you all been doing ... Read more

  • Every Little Thing

    9/1/2017 2:03:44 PM, by STLSUE01

    Having some OCD tendencies, I try not to not sweat the small stuff, although in my job, I have to pay attention to details. Even so, everyday I learn a little more about how to shrug my shoulders and let it go: I can't fix everything, I can't juggle everything, and when your company says no overtime... Read more

  • Taking care of me

    9/1/2017 1:29:13 AM, by PIPPAMOUSE

    There are lots of ways I've dedicated myself to taking care of me. Unfortunately getting to bed on time isn't one of them. BUT, seeing a chiropractor and taking care of my back is one of the things I am doing. For probably 8 years or so I've had intermittent back pain. Of course most doctors j... Read more

  • whole30 d10

    8/31/2017 7:02:36 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Just finished the dinner dishes and DH has LO outside, so I have a moment. I was able to go to sleep much easier than the 3 previous nights because I retired by nine and left the tablet charging in the kitchen and read! Today was grocery day to avoid the weekend mob, i am sad that my store... Read more

  • SEPTEMBER

    8/31/2017 5:44:10 PM, by PROJECTCHRISSIE

    Here is Australia it is the first day of spring, so like every year, I wish to get serious, but getting serious is so much effort. I guess I should be looking at the bigger picture and realise that putting effort into my new trim body is the only way I am going to achieve the results that I want. ... Read more

  • Progress Update

    8/31/2017 3:04:57 PM, by ANNETTECAN

    I'm on Day 6 of New Member Challenge and I am suppose to blog today. I haven't had sugar in 6 days and my cravings haven't been bad, I really think it is because I am so determined and tired of feeling crummy! I'm working hard trying to get my diabetes food tracker figured out, anxious to start my d... Read more

  • It's Thursday

    8/31/2017 1:49:47 PM, by STLSUE01

    one of my goals in reclaiming my body and spirit is to blog. I intend to go back and re-read my old entries; perhaps I can see where I veered off path. But, today is Thursday. In a week, my guy Misha and I will hop into the car and drive to Ft. Lauderdale where we will get on the Carnival Conqu... Read more

  • 2017 HUBBY BOUGHT ME NEW WEIGHT GLOVES PINK

    8/31/2017 11:32:08 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all ok had great workout this morning hubby surprised me with new pink workout gloves omg now i will have to get me some black and pink shoes to wear with my black and magenta set i cant believe how my body is changing all for the good energy level my knees are hopefully history ju... Read more

  • Well, Here I am

    8/30/2017 8:58:45 PM, by STLSUE01

    I've been away from SparkPeople for too long a time and I've let myself go. From a low of 219#, I let myself gain 30 back, and oh my goodness, I feel every pound of it. I am one year in with my replacement hip, for which I am eternally grateful -- after-market parts are totally da bombe!!... Read more

  • Well, Here I am

    8/30/2017 8:57:51 PM, by STLSUE01

    I've been away from SparkPeople for too long a time and I've let myself go. From a low of 219#, I let myself gain 30 back, and oh my goodness, I feel every pound of it. I am one year in with my replacement hip, for which I am eternally grateful -- after-market parts are totally da bombe!!... Read more