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  • SP trivia : How far does food travel to get to us?

    7/28/2014 1:31:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    Our existing system of food transportation and distribution requires enormous amounts of energy and resources. Before reaching your table, the average food item in the United States will travel 1,300 miles! This is one of many reasons that environmentalists and nutritionists alike ... Read more

  • Day 3 of Elimination/Rotation Diet Plan (based on food insensitivities)

    7/28/2014 1:18:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    Breakfast: almond breeze and apricots in a blender. Lunch: Kidney beans, corn, quinoa, cardamom (Tomatoes , rice, onions, not listed for today-darn) Dinner: Pork tenderloin, peas, canola oil, dill weed. (mint was yesterday--not today ) Snack: almonds and cocoa Snack: br... Read more

  • Move It!

    7/28/2014 11:26:41 AM, by SIRENNEA

    And I did this morning! I am up, watered, exercised, strength trained, and meditated! I got up at the time I wanted to. As simple as setting the alarm and doing it. No more "Winging It"! Time for a schedule and structure! Today is going to be spent working at home, working my OA plan, wo... Read more

  • Down

    7/28/2014 11:23:58 AM, by LUCKYLISA12002

    Feeling really down and stressed out lately... need to figure it out.... Read more

  • rainy day

    7/28/2014 11:10:01 AM, by MOODYKEYS

    well very rainy today so I am working on things that need to be decided on my medicare and life insurance. now that I am close to 65 they are hounding me, so I have an agency coming to help me figure things out. I hope to solve all this so I don't have to think about it any more. It is driving me n... Read more

  • Blood sugars

    7/28/2014 8:02:34 AM, by ELLAPOOR

    My blood sugar was 159 this morning they are getting better. I cannot wait til they run under 120. It is hard work but I can do it. I am on the right track to getting down where they did to be.... Read more

  • Kicking things into gear

    7/28/2014 4:28:49 AM, by COOKIEKRYSP

    Hi. I joined SparkPeople a few months ago, but I still couldn't get myself motivated enough to accomplish anything. Things have changed. I have never been this determined to lose weight before. 2 weeks ago, I started walking everyday that I would've otherwise been inactive. 1 week ago, I joined Weig... Read more

  • Giving Rewards

    7/28/2014 2:26:10 AM, by WOLFKITTY

    Partially to tuck away that last blog, I'm posting another right away that is a little more positive. What does a reward minus a few gifts equal? More reward. How can that be? Well, in hard numbers it looks like this: $20 - $4.50 - $5 - $10.50 = Feeling rewarded *I spent $4.50 bu... Read more

  • Gaining 2014

    7/28/2014 2:06:35 AM, by WOLFKITTY

    The end of the year is gaining on us.... But I've been gaining weight and losing fitness in 2014. I'm between 290-293, up from my lowest in 2012 of ...I don't even remember what my lowest weight was. :-/ Oh wait! I had shirts made. I know at one point I was 245. The thing is that between 245 ... Read more

  • start out strong

    7/28/2014 1:05:10 AM, by IMREITE

    monday is here. start the week strong... Read more

  • Thankful!

    7/27/2014 11:13:18 PM, by ASYREETA

    Thankful for another day and a chance to get it right. Thank you!... Read more

  • Back on Track

    7/27/2014 10:30:19 PM, by JUDITHROXANA

    So here is what is new. I am exhausted but I am happy to report that I have been going to the gym regularly and I feel great! This week I went 5x! Have been doing weight training first followed by 20 minutes of elliptical. I have also been keeping a journal of what I am eating and that has been ... Read more

  • Foam roller anyone?

    7/27/2014 9:37:39 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    I am learning to use my foam roller to alleviate pain. Does anyone have any resources for using a foam roller? Thanks in advance!... Read more

  • closet cleaned

    7/27/2014 7:50:58 PM, by IMREITE

    cleaned out linen closet. did not accomplish much else. was tired after an involved weekend.... Read more

  • A very, very strange mixture for an evening snack. End of Day 2.

    7/27/2014 7:21:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am so tired of dealing with foods that for my evening snack, I took all the foods I had left (that I had planned for today) and threw them in one bowl. So my evening snack is a bowl of cauliflower, hazelnuts, blueberries, red lentils and paprika! I had planned to make two snacks form t... Read more

  • Well Day 2 is way harder than Day1 on my food sensitivity rotation diet.

    7/27/2014 2:57:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    At least I am only eating the things on my list. I am having an afternoon snack. Not what I would have picked for sure. I planned a snack of eggs (egg beaters) and zucchini. Not too appetizing . I had cooked spaghetti squash that I had not eaten yesterday. I sprayed a pan with pam, heated the spagh... Read more

  • So Much To Do!

    7/27/2014 1:38:42 PM, by SIRENNEA

    So I have big plans for this week and well, for the rest of my life. Yesterday I bought groceries and I bought way more on the outside of the store than on the inside. I got tons of fresh fruits and veggies from the city market and produce isles. I decided last week I was going to strive to do some ... Read more

  • Clothes

    7/27/2014 11:34:36 AM, by LUCKYLISA12002

    I got the cutest lunch bag yesterday from Ross for when I start my job :) I have an anticipated orientation date of August 5th which is only 9 days away. I figured I'd be needing a lunch bag at some point so I picked one up for $4.99, something cheap and easy for now. I saw one that I REALLY wanted ... Read more

  • 14 Fad Diets That Are Hogwash Or Downright Dangerous

    7/27/2014 11:08:08 AM, by LOLAINSC

    Here is a listing of 14 fad diets that will work against you in the long run. Common sense would probably tell you this, but the article tells you specifically why they are a bad idea:
    grid7|maing9|dl8... Read more

  • Not a bad smoothie for breakfast.

    7/27/2014 9:07:46 AM, by CTUPTON

    With limited choices for what is scheduled for today's menus, here is the smoothie I came up with. No dairy and no almonds for today so the avocado had to serve to make it "creamy." 1 whole avocado broccoli apple juice mint leaves (which I now grow myself nutritional yeast (which ... Read more

  • More about why we can have cravings for dairy products. Comments are welcomed!

    7/27/2014 7:07:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    More quoting from the SP team Calling all Vegans and Vegetarians. These links were listed on that team. I am really trying to figure out this dairy thing. I had never heard of it before. chris NOTE: I did not write this . I am just quoting it. "I [not Chris] just gave up cheese three weeks... Read more

  • Headache go away

    7/26/2014 11:49:45 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    Moved my DD back from college apt. today. Headache all day. Ugh. Glad to have a massage chair.... Read more

  • quick check

    7/26/2014 11:34:34 PM, by IMREITE

    drank extra water slept in went to farmers market pretty good day.... Read more

  • Journey Notes: Road Map

    7/26/2014 8:23:47 PM, by AZRIYA

    When Bilbo Baggins, having uncharacteristically overslept, set out for his journey through Middle Earth, he took with him nothing but the clothes on his back. I find that I need a little more than that, not least of which is a road map. I'm a bit of a mess. My house is an over-cluttered shambl... Read more

  • Leaving the Land of Shadows

    7/26/2014 4:48:34 PM, by AZRIYA

    I've been a long time gone, lost in my own Land of Shadows, dealing with a serious car accident and the injuries it caused, compounded by my ongoing struggles with chronic pain, PTSD, and agoraphobia. Somewhere in the midst of all that fuss and bother, the effort to begin finally healing my broken r... Read more

  • What an awful lunch

    7/26/2014 1:36:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    lima beans, codfish, flax seeds and cumin I won't do this again! I am not craving things. I guess that is a good sign. chris... Read more

  • In 2008(on SP) someone wrote this about giving up dairy. It is news to me!

    7/26/2014 12:13:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    NOTE: I did not write any of this! chris "There is an interesting section in the book "skinny bitch" about dairy which explains a lot about why you might be going through withdrawal. Apparently, along with containing traces of morphine, codeine and other opiates which are naturally ... Read more

  • Menus based on my food sensitivity testing--oh my!

    7/26/2014 11:54:04 AM, by CTUPTON

    I just made a green smoothie from kale, peppermint tea, and coconut. No dairy is listed on the 4 day rotation diet they gave me. I normally would use almond milk in the smoothey but almond are only on another day. From the foods listed for each of the 4 days , "normal' meals are... Read more

  • Exhaustion Setting In

    7/26/2014 11:17:57 AM, by LUCKYLISA12002

    Really tired again today... my body aches and feels really weak. I've been trying to cut back on my workouts but it's been hard and finding it even harder to include a rest day in to my routine. I work out on average 2.5 hours every day 7 days a week but it helps if I break that time up throughout t... Read more

  • You'll get through this.

    7/26/2014 8:00:38 AM, by SANDY1969

    Well I had to do it. There was no getting out of it. I had to post my weigh in on a challenge and I had gained a pound. I did not exercise at all yesterday, unless you count the time I was on my feet at work. My body is too sore and my spirits low. Ive got to build up that momentum again. (My ... Read more

  • company

    7/25/2014 7:05:35 PM, by IMREITE

    my mom and sister will arrive in a bit. it will be nice to have company this weekend.... Read more

  • Tiring (for me) "fun" trips for my disabled husband

    7/25/2014 6:25:25 PM, by CTUPTON

    I really would like my husband to experience more than our 4 walls here in the condo. I am so involved just doing the required things I don't have energy left for taking him places. Senior centers and community living groups take vans of people to local events. My husband would never join a group l... Read more


    7/25/2014 6:17:48 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    I UNDERSTAND. Gosh I REALLY, REALLY UNDERSTAND now how being prepared and organized helps you to stay on track. Lately I have been very busy preparing foods several days in a row. Foods that I can safely ea... Read more

  • Orientation and Final Interview

    7/25/2014 11:18:13 AM, by LUCKYLISA12002

    Waiting on the job to schedule my orientation :) Waiting sure is a pain but I'm just happy knowing I have a job! I called Target back since when they called me I was at the ER admitting my uncle in the hospital. I got transferred to the woman who called and left me a voicemail message and she t... Read more

  • "Exposed by my children for what I really look like."

    7/25/2014 10:24:42 AM, by ESCHLETZ

    Saw this article and had to share. Tomorrow my family and I are going to the beach (for my birthday, like we do every year) and this just hit home.
    .html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg0... Read more

  • Blood sugar

    7/25/2014 10:01:22 AM, by ELLAPOOR

    This is the second day that my blood sugar has been under 200 in a long time. I am on my way all I have to do is keep up the work. I add more mins to my walk on my first 15 min break today. I like coming to this website because it is help on track. Thanks to everyone that gives me advise.... Read more

  • A techy spoon to help people with hand tremors!

    7/25/2014 7:28:03 AM, by CTUPTON
    h-tremors-164492.htm is a website with wonderful tips for caregivers. Not all the answers are helpful, but the "helpful" answers are marked. And there are articles from experts and articles... Read more

  • tmi info/struggling

    7/25/2014 7:00:06 AM, by SANDY1969

    Was looking forward to getting up this morning and FINALLY seeing a loss on the scale since I have not had one all week. Did it happen? noooo. *#&$! I just thought for sure I'd see a 2 pound drop. YES Im nuts. What is wrong with me? Im trying to figure out the dates and see if it's the o... Read more

  • Cardio? Twice in one day???

    7/24/2014 8:49:08 PM, by THINBRANDY2014

    Ok I guess all the pep talking I've been doing this week is working. I am so not a workout person, even though I know I have to as part of my fitness. I really dislike cardio because I am so heavy I have a lot of trouble breathing. Today was weird. I did two cardio kickboxing routines. I was wind... Read more

  • My shoulder might have been less damaged if....

    7/24/2014 8:35:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    My shoulder might have been less damaged if....I had known enough to move it more. I had plenty of physical therapy. And I moved it as much as possible during all those water aerobic classes. Now I know moving it would have prevented odd bone build up which now severely limits how I can move th... Read more

  • My Quote of the Day 07/24/2014

    7/24/2014 7:59:03 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    The first virtue of all really great men is that they are sincere. They eradicate hypocrisy from their hearts. - -- Anotole France... Read more

  • weigh in

    7/24/2014 6:57:24 PM, by MOODYKEYS

    went to the wellness clinic today to weigh in I lose 1.2 pounds. so far 24 pounds since jan 2014. I guess I will have to keep going, lol.... Read more

  • grasping & grasped at... by memories & roots

    7/24/2014 12:47:22 PM, by JILLY66

    "Without an understanding of the reasons why we hold on to the very behaviors that keep us from getting where we so desperately want to go, sustained change will be incredibly difficult..." -- By Ellen G. Goldman, Health & Wellness Coach not a lot to add right now, just wanted to save this quo... Read more

  • My walking

    7/24/2014 12:46:27 PM, by ELLAPOOR

    I walk on my breaks and my lunch at work now. When I get home I am not so tried now. I have got my 14 year daughter try salad and new thing now. I just have to get her to go on her Sparkteen page and do the program like I am. I think it will work for her.... Read more

  • Interesting Article

    7/24/2014 11:27:45 AM, by LOLAINSC

    Variety is the spice of life, so we probably should think about the importance of spicing up our life with variety. A study of people in Okinawa, where people tend to remain hale, hearty, alert, and productive into very old age, shows one area where their diet differs from Americans is the variety ... Read more

  • Gym, Drug Test, Anniversary

    7/24/2014 11:26:31 AM, by LUCKYLISA12002

    Made it to the gym last night and I was able to do 140 reps on most of the weight machines that I used. I did arms and legs and was able to increase the weight a little bit on each machine, I'd say by about 5-10 pounds more! I can tell I'm starting to get stronger but need to make sure I start going... Read more

  • No Walking.

    7/24/2014 11:07:18 AM, by SANDY1969

    Ok I really need the scale to move downward, like seriously! All week it's been pretty much the same. I did not walk today on my treadmill. I do not plan to. Maybe I am just looking for an excuse NOT to, but I found when I added in the walking, the scale stalled. Frankly my first goal is to... Read more

  • Goal 1

    7/24/2014 8:09:37 AM, by ELLAPOOR

    I will loss 5 pounds by Sept 1, 2014.... Read more

  • do it

    7/24/2014 12:41:17 AM, by IMREITE

    Nothing to do but to do it... Read more

  • How to lose quickly

    7/23/2014 9:35:58 PM, by GOOSIEMOON

    ... Read more

  • midweek

    7/23/2014 7:39:07 PM, by IMREITE

    2 more work days. my mom and sister are coming up with this weekend - so much fun. i just have to clean... Read more

  • Free Movie today.

    7/23/2014 7:15:40 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    I found this free movie called Feeding Obesity. I haven't watched it yet, but plan to.
    ovie.php ... Read more

  • Late Lady!

    7/23/2014 2:04:48 PM, by SIRENNEA

    WWWWWwwwwOOOOOoooooo I am so running behind today! It's 1 pm and I have yet to accomplish much of anything! I slept late, really late, and now my day is beginning at half over lol! Tonight I will start going to be no later than 11:30pm. I need my schedule back! I might be late in the d... Read more

  • Life's Gems

    7/23/2014 1:22:42 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    I am really cheap, thrifty, or penny wise. When I shop, I look for bargains. My pennies are scares so I must make them go far. I love browsing for books on Books are like treasur... Read more


    7/23/2014 11:24:50 AM, by LUCKYLISA12002

    So Orchard Supply Hardware called me yesterday and offered me a part-time cashier position with a tentative start date of August 5th at 9am which is the same day as my bf and mine 5 year anniversary! :) OSH sent me several e-mails with steps to do and I completed all of the electronic paperwork I ju... Read more

  • DietBet and Motivation

    7/23/2014 9:57:19 AM, by DEEBOWL82

    Yesterday I started a new DietBet that is hosted by Chris and Heidi Powell. I am VERY motivated to lose the weight. Only issue right now, is being sick. I am doing my walks and 5 minutes on the elliptical (I try to do more, but I am working up to it...). I am afraid of OVERdoing it and making me e... Read more

  • Why now?

    7/23/2014 9:14:12 AM, by SANDY1969

    My grand daughter Aubree She is 14 months. This is the reason for my new spark. I will be in better shape for her. I just grew and grew and grew after I had my kids. It's not that I didn't care, it's that I had no clue. No ... Read more

  • Starting to walk more!

    7/23/2014 8:56:48 AM, by ELLAPOOR

    I am now working walking time when I am at work. I am walk at lunch and today I am going to start walk on my breaks to. I think since it is so hot outside my family and I will go to the mall to walk or even get a DVD to work out with at home after work. I feel better and not so sleepy today like ... Read more

  • week 3 of july

    7/23/2014 8:41:38 AM, by MOODYKEYS

    well I walked over 350 acres of fairgrounds at the car show and I don't think I did that bad at eating while I was there the 3 days. if I don't lose some weight this week at weigh in I will really be discouraged. I don't know where I will venture from here. trying hard not to give up but all I am s... Read more

  • Hangman but for music terms--"Hangnote"

    7/23/2014 7:40:47 AM, by CTUPTON
    ang-note.php This is so much fun! chris... Read more

  • hemidemisemiquaver???????

    7/23/2014 7:37:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    Quotes: Their gaiety consisted of ruling staves and copying a borrowed duet filled with hemidemisemiquavers . -- Patrick O'Brian, Master and Commander , 1969 Anything could follow, a hemidemisemiquaver or a whole note; and the translator was charged with interpreting t... Read more

  • Moving forward

    7/23/2014 1:38:58 AM, by ERINBAKER2007

    I am doing it! I really am! I am losing the weight! It is coming off! I am working out and doing my darnedest to make healthy choices at every meal. I have goals to meet and one goal is to be in One-derland by the time summer ends! My family is getting healthier too! I make sure that even my ... Read more

  • So much has changed...

    7/22/2014 10:51:40 PM, by SHARIKAYE

    I haven't checked in in almost a year. SparkPeople is on my mind all the time. It seems like it was the only time I was successful at being healthy. I'm not saying today is day one and I'm back, but I'm also not saying it's not. I know I have a decision to make. In the last year two more gran... Read more

  • not bad

    7/22/2014 7:09:40 PM, by IMREITE

    was mentally occupied today so the day went by fast. we were not busy all day, but my mind was occupied so the day flew by.... Read more

  • Wearable Computing Gloves for learning Braille

    7/22/2014 6:47:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    The device evolved from a technology-enhanced glove that teaches beginners how to play piano melodies in 45 minutes, created a few years ago at Georgia Tech.
    e-teachin... Read more

  • Exploding "Pyrex" cookware--BEWARE!

    7/22/2014 6:38:39 PM, by CTUPTON
    08/exploding-pyrex-cookware/ This makes me mad. Companies changed the composition of "Pyrex" and now we can't count on it like we did years ago. chris... Read more

  • Tues. July 22, 2014

    7/22/2014 3:50:55 PM, by SANDY1969

    The last 2 days have been hard, really really hard. I must have developed a few good "habits" though because even though I didn't really want to exercise, somehow I found it in myself to do it. 8 straight days of walking at least a mile each night. At first it was yeah, look at me doing thi... Read more

  • Best peppermint tea!

    7/22/2014 2:36:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    Carington Peppermint tea. My daughter introduced me to this. Very full bodied and smooth! I had to order it online. I could not find it in the stores. It used to be ln there. I don't know what happened! chris... Read more

  • Run Arlo Run

    7/22/2014 12:06:23 PM, by ARLOGUTHRIE

    I did it! I got in the car and drove downtown to the trail system and I ran! It was busy, so I didn't feel stupid for running the hot sun. Yippee! ... Read more

  • Tomorrow was Yesterday and it's Tomorrow again Today!

    7/22/2014 11:57:30 AM, by SIRENNEA

    So yesterday's blog was on how I continually say I will start again tomorrow and then tomorrow never really comes for me. Well, success! I treated the entire day like it was Tomorrow! I was behind in my schedule and most days that would see me giving it up and just doing whatever for the rest of the... Read more


    7/22/2014 11:45:09 AM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    PROGRESS is PROGRESS no matter how small. I finally feel as if I am back to making progress. It is slow and hard, but it's happening. Not only has the scale been moving, but finally I can report my health is ... Read more

  • Trouble with overeating at home.

    7/22/2014 11:38:05 AM, by ELLAPOOR

    I do so good at work and then when I get home all I want to do is eat. Sometimes I give in and then I feel bad. I know I can do this I just have to get in control of my eating at home. I need to start eating breakfast because I am not hungry at that time a lot. But I know I need to eat at least ... Read more

  • Size Small!

    7/22/2014 11:22:00 AM, by LUCKYLISA12002

    Last night we went to Target and I got a cute navy and white stripped maxi skirt and an ivory hi-lo top with skulls on it that has hearts for their eyes... both in a size SMALL! I've never been able to fit into a small or even dream of fitting into that size but I did and with no effort! I didn't ha... Read more

  • Build windmills

    7/22/2014 9:16:34 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

    ... Read more

  • 25 pounds

    7/22/2014 12:23:13 AM, by WILDFIREKRISTIN

    I forgot how great Spark People is and how well I can track everything. This past week, I came home and already lost 25pounds. Amazing I know, but honestly I have done this before and wasn't sure how much I was going to lose. Next week will be the hardest, staying and watching the scale stay the ... Read more

  • Free Smoothie

    7/21/2014 8:48:45 PM, by IMREITE

    At work their were coupons for asmoothie place. not bad, but i would not go back. they also give you a shot of aloe juice amd am herbal tea when you get a smoothie. It was jsut wierd. there was loud music, and it was a busy place. they had a guest concierge desk. when i want a smoothie, all i want ... Read more

  • This Week Has to Be Better Than Next Week

    7/21/2014 7:55:36 PM, by THINBRANDY2014

    Talk about whore out. Last week from Thursday on I worked 20 hours just in overtime. By the time I arrived home Saturday evening I was completely exhausted both mentally and physically. I just could not take one more disaster or drive one more run. I had not seen my kids in three days. I was ... Read more

  • And here I am again =)

    7/21/2014 3:10:49 PM, by SIRENNEA

    So I made it back today. I looked through some of my top groups and made some posts. I'm trying so hard to work my OA program today and I am SO HAPPY with myself. Its getting late and well beyond the time I wanted to have lots of things done, but I am ADAPTING! And adaptation is what I really ... Read more

  • I Have No Idea What Hit Me

    7/21/2014 1:23:40 PM, by ANTIGONAKI

    I have no idea what hit me this weekend. It started out great, my husband came home, and for no reason at all, surprised me with 2 charms for my Pandora bracelet. We spent Saturday doing stuff around the house together, the girls took my makeup and painted his face. My mom came over and we did some ... Read more

  • No Sleep

    7/21/2014 11:28:42 AM, by ARLOGUTHRIE

    Weekend was a whirlwind as expected. No control as expected. Saturday was the worst yard sale ever excepting that we had fun poking fun at how ridiculous the situation was. I ate PB&J and blueberry muffins and to self medicate the pain of wasting an entire day monitoring a pittance of an estate..... Read more

  • Loved The Colors!

    7/21/2014 11:25:04 AM, by LUCKYLISA12002

    So yesterday we painted a section of our wall, trim, and ceiling with the colors that we selected together and we both really like the color combo! We are going with Silent Night (sort of like a slate grey with a hue of blue for the trim), Linen White (a bright white for the ceiling), and Brookline ... Read more

  • I miss "Health in the News" at parkpeople!

    7/21/2014 8:44:34 AM, by CTUPTON

    A link to why ealth in the Nws is not at Sparkpeople anymore. It is a shame. I miss it.
    rd=3&imparent=33840381 HEALTH IN THE NEWS WEBSITE chris... Read more

  • Even stevens.

    7/20/2014 7:09:12 PM, by SANDY1969

    Sunday evening and believe me when I say, my calories have SUCKED today. I ate a big ole cheeseburger and then I had a soda (no refills) Then I had a sweet tea and then...on the way home from taking my daughter back to her dads (150 mile round trip) I stopped and bought some potato chips that I can... Read more

  • car show

    7/20/2014 3:53:03 PM, by MOODYKEYS

    Syracuse n.y. car show consist of about 9000 cars on display to look at. and there were 400 vendors through out the 350 acres this show was layed out on. I couldn't even tell you how many miles of walking I did over 2 days covering this show. with two guys, my hubby and his friend so it was very har... Read more

  • Decluttering is turning up loads of stuff I never knew I had.

    7/20/2014 2:16:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    I think some people who used to clean for me just tossed things into cupboards and drawers. Unbelieveable. In the bathroom--a very tiny bathroom-- are just 2 small drawers and 3 small bottom cabinets. Honest, I did not put all that stuff in there! If I knew they had been doing this I woul... Read more

  • SERIOUSLY, Is it worth DYING OVER ?

    7/20/2014 1:46:15 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    Some-things are worth dying for, like protecting a child from danger. Most things are not. Never has the message ever hit home so hard. As I watch loved ones battle with their personal addictions I feel like screaming. IS... Read more

  • Clean Room Makes Me Happy!

    7/20/2014 11:20:51 AM, by LUCKYLISA12002

    We started cleaning our bedroom yesterday! It's already looking sooo much better and was definitely much needed. The bf did such a great job going through his stuff and organizing, I'm so proud of him because I know how hard it is for him to do that. I went through my closet and organized things and... Read more

  • BLC 25, A Great Experience!

    7/20/2014 8:28:06 AM, by STONECOT

    So, round 25 of the BLC challenge is drawing to a close, and one of the parts of the final WEC (Week End Challenge) is to blog about our best BLC experience! Firstly, let me explain the BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge) to you. It is a private team of about 300 individuals, split into 18 teams, all... Read more

  • Newest Pic of 240 pounds Lost Using Just SparkPeople

    7/20/2014 5:31:58 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I'm the one to the far right.... Read more

  • 30 day squat challenge - Finished

    7/20/2014 1:51:11 AM, by IMREITE

    Saturday evening i finished! did not skip any days (there were 7 scheduled rest days) nor skip reps. Will be traveling sunday so will be sitting in a car for about 3 hours. i alrady have some workout videos ready for a quick am workout.... Read more

  • Down another pound

    7/19/2014 10:36:07 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    The pounds continue to be released slowly off of my body. Today I was down another pound. Adding in more fresh, raw, in season foods is helping big time. I now have to utilize the waist band ties to keep my sho... Read more

  • lazy sat

    7/19/2014 10:20:11 PM, by IMREITE

    not so lazy, but it just took a while to get going. did 3 miles workout in the morning. then it took me a while before i got going. after that, but i did do some cleaning. i tackles the shower in the small bathroom. the air circulation is not so good so mildew and mold thrive.... Read more

  • Saturday night

    7/19/2014 8:45:27 PM, by SANDY1969

    It's Saturday night but it feels like Sunday around here today. The weather was a bit dreary so no one went anywhere. My husband has been in the garage all day today making a few things to put in the Cattleman's Association booth this year at the Ohio State Fair. I have been spending a good... Read more

  • Yet another miracle

    7/19/2014 3:04:14 PM, by CTUPTON

    Today we tried buying DH a wedding ring to replace the lost one. I did not know where to go for it. For many months I was very over whelmed thinking about selling our condo, finding a new place, decluttering, my own health appointments, etc etc. So I put it off and DH was asking again an... Read more