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  • it's saturday

    4/21/2018 2:42:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    i finally heard back from the doctor in regards to seeing a specialist for my sore left leg and hip area. they are not as sore as they once were, so i am slowly and steadily building up my stamina, strength until i know for sure what is happening with the soreness on my upper left leg and hip area. ... Read more

  • Hoping to get some more exercising in

    4/21/2018 9:53:41 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I am hoping to get some more exercising in today. If its not too windy or raining later on today, I might go outside and clean the yard up. I know that we have a lot of sticks that came down during the winter and one tree in the front yard has a lot of little stuff like bark and small sticks that fa... Read more

  • Saturday

    4/21/2018 9:45:23 AM, by COOP9002

    Our hearts are heavy as we pray for clarity and direction for our daughter and son-in-law...... Read more

  • Motivator?!

    4/21/2018 9:12:40 AM, by MEL_UNRAU

    Wow. I got an email this morning that my spark page was chosen as motivator of the day. It's kind of funny to me. I'm not really active on the site anymore. I still log in every morning, spin the wheel (1238 day streak currently!), read the emails that come to my inbox and log a few things a coup... Read more

  • Friday Saturday

    4/21/2018 7:11:28 AM, by RO2BENT

    I enjoy leaving work early on Fridays, some me time. Visited family for dinner. Will see them again this afternoon.... Read more

  • Prayer Request

    4/20/2018 6:42:25 PM, by COOP9002

    please pray for our daughter, Savannah, and our son-in-law, Josh. Her company is downsizing and she is the primary breadwinner. Thanks you.... Read more

  • Another good report

    4/20/2018 4:57:25 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well I got another good report from the place that I went to in Peoria, IL. They did an ultrasound on my left breast and they didn't find anything that would cause me to have the pain. They think that its normal pain. I got the same doctor who did the last ultrasound and she remembered me. Her nurse... Read more

  • Some Days Chronic Illness Is...

    4/20/2018 2:09:16 PM, by FRANCLYN

    Some Days Chronic Illness Is... shaking from head to toe even though your body is beyond exhausted from the motion. Some Days Chronic Illness Is...admitting when you feel better for the day but not without qualifiers lest people forget that "chronic" means it will come back. It's not better pe... Read more

  • it's friday!

    4/20/2018 1:42:41 PM, by MOMMY445

    woo hoo! the weekend is here! hurray! it is going to be a sunny and mild weekend here. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! not too much planned for the weekend this weekend. it feels good to be so active and to make healthy food choices. have a great day,everyone and a terrific we... Read more

  • weigh in- super close to the big 30 POUNDS LOST!

    4/20/2018 11:27:41 AM, by BEACHCALSIX

    What a week. So much is happening right now and I've been pretty stressed out but in a weird way, I'm not turning to food like I used to do. In the past, whenever I got even a tiny bit of stress I would think "ugh, I need a cookie" or something like that. Now, I still get stress cravings, but ... Read more

  • Small goals challenge December April 20th 2018

    4/20/2018 8:25:40 AM, by GET2BEFIT

    Look what I found in my pantry! Would anyone use it in a salad? Or for something else? Today my goal is a non-scale goal: slow down! No rush going anywhere (including work!) At work, remain calm (easier said than done!)! After work, at grocery store, at home --- unwind, destress, May be me... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    4/20/2018 5:43:32 AM, by RO2BENT

    Going to be a busy week at work getting ready for monthly plant meeting with directors. Looking forward to the weekend and visiting family up from Georgia... Read more

  • Small goals challenge December April 19, 2018

    4/19/2018 10:26:36 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Sunday after church is brunch and baby shower. Salad bar, punch, dessert is menu. Ideal salad will take less than an hour to make and little to zero clean up dishes! I buy ingredients for the salad at the grocery store tomorrow. Salad ideas?... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/19/2018 10:48:33 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful spring day here today! a bit on the cool side,though that is okay with me and my daughter. from tomorrow onwards, there is supposed to be lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures. i am looking forward to it. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Thursday

    4/19/2018 10:09:51 AM, by COOP9002

    it's a sunny albeit cooler day here in Maryland. i was able to get outside for a run this morning, and then got some cycling done on the stationary bike. now it's time to get some things done at the office. Blessings... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    4/19/2018 5:52:08 AM, by RO2BENT

    Not too busy at work yesterday, still have a bunch of unread emails but nothing to pressing. Ran 3.1 miles yesterday, not with DW so faster pace. Might visit some familyup from Georgia this evening.... Read more

  • Wednesday

    4/18/2018 1:56:58 PM, by COOP9002

    It's been a busy morning, and i was able to have a good visit with one of our folks who has been having some health challenges lately, and is thereby stuck at her daughter's house. hope your Wednesday is going well. Blessings... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/18/2018 10:09:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    a really nice spring day here today. my daughter says hi! i will be getting outdoors in a while to enjoy the weather. it feels good to finally be able to increase the amount of time i can exercise and the kinds of exercise i can do. i may see some of my friends on the weekend. in the meantime, i am ... Read more

  • Something I really ought to know

    4/18/2018 6:52:57 AM, by WINACHST

    This morning as I was tracking my food in chronometer, I decided to add my weight for these past few weeks just so I could see the graph. Since December, 2016 I am down 9 pounds. I have had some ups and downs since then, but I seem to be holding about where I want to be. Tracking my food is an ... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    4/18/2018 5:49:11 AM, by RO2BENT

    Busy day yesterday at work as expected from taking three days off, but mostly caught up. Busy evening as well, dinner (no big salad) and a quick trip to the grocery store. Missing those 8-hour-plus sleeps!... Read more

  • Race Report: 2018 Boston Marathon

    4/17/2018 7:17:02 PM, by MOBYCARP

    The weather was as forecast, wind from 11 to 25 mph in my face, temperature from the high 30s to mid 40s, rain from showers to steady. The temperature and the wind would not have been significant factors without the rain. It was wet. One of the smarter things I did this year was buy a premium p... Read more

  • Birthday weekend review, upcoming vacation, party and stress!

    4/17/2018 6:39:30 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    It was a wonderful weekend. My daughter had a blast and is now 5 years old! No way! I still remember the day she was born lol. Sheesh, I still remember the day I looked at the pregnancy test and found out. On Saturday I made sure to get in a kick tush tae bo work out. I was having so much fun ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    4/17/2018 12:12:36 PM, by MOMMY445

    the weather has finally improved enough for me to venture out. my daughter went to school no problem this morning. she says hi to everyone! there was freezing rain, rain, ice pellets, snow and even lightning at one point. today, there is a chance of snow in the morning and a chance of rain in the af... Read more

  • Tuesday Morning

    4/17/2018 10:34:38 AM, by COOP9002

    last night was an interesting night of old men's basketball. we played for over an hour and a half and no one was injured. hope your Tuesday is going well. On a somber note, I would ask that you pray for the family of Alec Rush. His mother was one of my students many years ago, and he was... Read more

  • 2018 April Fool's 11K

    4/17/2018 9:03:05 AM, by SUGIRL06

    Happy Tuesday! This past weekend was actually pretty quiet! Friday, I went with friends to Bonefish Grill for happy hour. Then we finished our last Pysanky Easter Eggs at my mom's house. She might have 1 more class for my friends from my painting classes but then we're done for the year! ... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    4/17/2018 6:40:03 AM, by RO2BENT

    Easy travel day had lots of time to get to the airport with the limited flight options on spirit and got home in time to see two of our three kids still awake. Back to work this morning up and at em... Read more

  • WTH ... people can be unkind

    4/16/2018 10:28:59 PM, by SHELLLEY2

    Didn’t your mother teach you that if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all? Blogs are heartfelt and personal. Everyone’s weight loss or health journey is their own. We put our personal feelings out here with the hopes that perhaps one person may offer a positive comment or perhaps ... Read more

  • mini race report

    4/16/2018 8:36:47 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Too frustrated by the laptop keyboard to write full report now; the cursor jumps around because the touchpad is in a stupid location and I brush it while typing. Anyway, I won't have pictures till after I get home, and it may take a few days for the professional pictures to be available. The s... Read more

  • Monday

    4/16/2018 12:02:30 PM, by COOP9002

    it's a busy Monday. our secretary is still out after traveling this weekend to her sister's funeral. Her flight was delayed due to the weather and a mechanical issue. trying to get ready for the middle schoolers that will come bopping in here around 3 p.m. have a great day.... Read more

  • Giving myself credit today (BDS Day4)

    4/16/2018 10:09:07 AM, by WINACHST

    I am going to do one of the Beck Diet Solution's exercise this morning and give myself credit because I actually finished reading the book The Pleasure Trap. I had the book for years and joined an online book club that was reading it. I even finished reading it on schedule. WHOOHOO! I am giving myse... Read more

  • Missing something

    4/16/2018 9:42:20 AM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    So I had bloodwork run. My thyroid is fine. I have zero explanation for why having a calorie deficit and exercising on a regular basis is no longer working for me. I've been stuck around 135 pounds (sometimes I get down to 132 or 133, but it goes right back up to 135 pretty fast) for over a ye... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    4/16/2018 8:33:21 AM, by RO2BENT

    Beautiful day at the beach yesterday doing almost nothing, did paddle board for half an hour, feeling new sore spots now. Too much sun, I forgot how much the sand reflects. Easy travel day back home just in time to say good night to the little ones.... Read more

  • So there's a forecast of rain . . .

    4/15/2018 9:37:36 PM, by MOBYCARP

    The forecast for Boston today said 100% chance of rain. As I looked at a weather app throughout the day, I saw terms for the current weather of rain, showers, snow, drizzle, and (very rarely) cloudy. I didn't see enough precipitation to justify any of those terms most times they popped up. It has... Read more

  • Sunday

    4/15/2018 8:38:10 PM, by COOP9002

    hope you had a great day. it's been a gloomy drizzly day here in the mid-Atlantic.... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    4/15/2018 8:09:01 AM, by RO2BENT

    Didn’t sleep great before the 7 Mile Bridge Run yesterday but didn’t have any trouble even in the 80-degrees weather that we were not acclimated to, thank goodness I’ve run in the summer before. Went for a quick dip in the hotel pool then went to our favorite state park beach then to the beach resor... Read more

  • Stress-Exercise Profile

    4/14/2018 11:33:40 PM, by JEANKNEE

    I am continuing to duck in and out of D'Adamo's material regarding how our blood type impacts our disease susceptibilities, food, exercise, and stress tolerances. And, again, I am finding information shared that echoes my experience. When I returned to activity following the severe activity re... Read more

  • Saturday

    4/14/2018 8:59:59 PM, by COOP9002

    Glad i got the workout in this morning, because this has been a busy day. Blessings... Read more

  • Day 6- Showing up here but not again for awhile but still showing up..

    4/14/2018 12:21:07 PM, by ZIPITUP

    Still doing the work- Eating healthy etc.. 155.4 today- goal =123 Journaling instead of blogging and popping in sometimes to blog... Have a Sparkling Weekend!... Read more

  • Another trip to Peoria, IL is going to happen

    4/14/2018 11:13:29 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, another trip to Peoria, IL, again soon. I will be going back to the same place I was at on March 28th to get the upper part of the left breast checked out. Its the area that they didn't check when I was there before. It hurting me like crazy. I called my regular doctor on Monday and the nurse ... Read more

  • Friday Saturday

    4/14/2018 4:08:13 AM, by RO2BENT

    Spent AM an late lunch with DW’s sister and husband and their youngest (nearly 2), then drove down to middle Keys for 7 Mile Bridge Run. To bed at a decent time but up early...... Read more

  • . . . and now I wait

    4/13/2018 6:35:40 PM, by MOBYCARP

    6 PM on a rest day. Packed my suitcase at noon. Periodically during the afternoon I noticed something I should have packed, opened the suitcase, put it in. I'll be following a strategy of check one large suitcase, take my laptop case with computer and anything I absolutely need in transit into the c... Read more

  • Finally

    4/13/2018 4:59:15 PM, by COOP9002

    It finally felt like Spring on my run this morning. it was in the upper 50's as i went out for my run. it felt so good i went a little farther than i had planned. hope your Friday is going well. Blessings... Read more

  • Weigh day and birthday weekend!

    4/13/2018 2:07:00 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    This weekend is my daughter's birthday. I'm happy to be home to celebrate with her but also nervous about all the birthday food. We're going out to birthday lunch today to start with my parents and tomorrow will most likely go out to dinner with hubby and of course....birthday cake ack! 179 44 ... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/13/2018 11:58:44 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am getting some errands done this morning. then the rest of the day is not planned. i do that at least once a week. it is a way to relax and unwind after a busy week. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day and a great weekend,everyone!... Read more

  • New Brooks Revels & Week Recap

    4/13/2018 9:06:14 AM, by SUGIRL06

    Happy Friday! So much going on this week. Wednesday - I was finally feeling better from my flare so I managed to get out for a short set of intervals. Sadly my 2:1 run/walk intervals were SLOWER than my 15K last weekend! What the heck! They felt way harder. Apparently 2 minutes is too long... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    4/13/2018 7:47:51 AM, by RO2BENT

    Easy day getting kids off to school and traveling to Ft Lauderdale yesterday, then visiting wife’s sister and family. Easy morning today then will drive to middle keys and get to bed early for 7 mile bridge run tomorrow ... Read more

  • Sillassen Half Cancelled....Back to training

    4/12/2018 4:50:13 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Storm watch turned into Blizzard warning so the event has been canceled. They will mail the shirts. Don't quite think it is proper to wear a shirt you didn't earn.. Oh well :) So I have signed up for another Half this one will be May 20th near Omaha. Papillion,NE. Will have multiple surface ... Read more

  • Thursday

    4/12/2018 10:14:32 AM, by COOP9002

    Today is a busy morning. We have our monthly senior adult luncheon and i am responsible for sharing the devotional. hope your Thursday is going well. Blessings... Read more

  • Showing up- Day 4 (a little foggy)

    4/12/2018 10:10:09 AM, by ZIPITUP

    Today- weight=156 (33 pounds to lose) BMI today=26 Goal BMI=20.5 Oh my... went out to dinner with an old friend from high school. Keeping it pretty healthy and moderate... took a bus in to city...then DH came to pick me up as planned.... and then..we all hit the bars. In bed at 2 a.m... Read more

  • I need to focus on my why

    4/12/2018 8:56:11 AM, by WINACHST

    I need to get back on track before the track becomes so overgrown it cannot be found. It is so easy to get lost in the junk food jungle. Too make it even worse is that the junk food does not even taste good to me anymore and yet I keep shoveling it in. It has to be because winter seems to be ha... Read more

  • Taper Nerves

    4/12/2018 8:54:01 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Always happens. I REALLY need a good hard run right now but Shouldn't. Two days until that windy hilly half. Now there is a winter storm watch. Suppose to be worst on Friday then just really cold and windy on Saturday. DH is getting concerned. I know how to dress and have done runs in pretty n... Read more

  • Small goals challenge April 12th 2018

    4/12/2018 8:37:41 AM, by GET2BEFIT

    Good morning everyone! Look what I found inside my pantry! I'm seriously considering making this for supper tonight! What it becomes I don't know. I do have fresh garden salads (I buy them in salad department of grocery stores). I need something that will satisfy me. Satisfied means stomach... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    4/12/2018 5:55:34 AM, by RO2BENT

    Not sure how much more I could've done to prep coworkers for me being on vacation through Monday and my boss being off-site today. Ready for some sun!... Read more

  • Wednesday

    4/11/2018 10:16:20 PM, by COOP9002

    It’s been a busy day. Blessings ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/11/2018 4:00:47 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day of catching up on housework and computer related things today. my daughter says hi to everyone! i am getting stronger every day and i just got the all clear from the doctor to start to increase the amount of time i exercise and the intensity,too. i am still awaiting to hear back regarding the ... Read more

  • Almost normal again and good news :)

    4/11/2018 1:40:11 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Easing back into the routine again. My daughter is almost back to her normal smiling self but she still feels tired or weak so I haven't been going to the gym. She has been attached to me and freaks out if I leave her alone. So instead, I've been doing Tae Bo at home and she has been happy with that... Read more

  • Showing up-Day 3

    4/11/2018 10:14:40 AM, by ZIPITUP

    Today- weight=156.6 (33.6 pounds to lose) BMI today=26.1 Goal BMI=20.5 Today I got out and scooted!!!! Scooting is what I call getting back into running by some fast walking and slow running. 6 miles. Breakfast- I had steel cut oats and home made cashew milk and I did have an egg..... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    4/11/2018 5:52:38 AM, by RO2BENT

    Ended up having nothing to do yesterday evening, so did my last run before "race" Saturday in the Keys and then got a haircut. Work wasn't bad with my boss off-site, hopefully same today.... Read more

  • Hmmmm, Am I HAPPY?

    4/10/2018 3:45:47 PM, by SHELLLEY2

    My husband & I recently had a great conversation. One of those where it makes you think about things in a different way. I had lost a significant amount of weight while I was on a Keto style of eating most recently. Significant for my size. I am very critical of myself (no haters, I’m being honest h... Read more

  • Tuesday morning

    4/10/2018 11:09:08 AM, by COOP9002

    I was able to get out for a cool run this morning, and then head to the rec center to ride the stationary bike. now it's on to a typical Tuesday. Blessings... Read more

  • Best Laid Plans with IBS

    4/10/2018 10:23:32 AM, by SUGIRL06

    I spoke too soon again. I was all ready to run after work. I ate my afternoon snack so I wouldn't be hungry when I got home. I wasn't feeling well but I put on my clothes to try to squeeze in an easy mile before problems happened but I never made it out the door. This morning, there was no way c... Read more

  • Showing Up-Day 2

    4/10/2018 8:44:40 AM, by ZIPITUP

    Today's weight=157 (on the nose-heavy nose!) 246 (34 pounds to goal weight) BMI today=26.1 Goal BMI= 20.5 Yesterday 380 Got my 6 mile walk in. Ate unprocessed vegan foods- not unprocessed vegans. 758 Had a bit of salt but lowering that. Today- 20 minute Jillian Michael's shred-... Read more

  • Monday Tuesday

    4/10/2018 5:48:25 AM, by RO2BENT

    Regular Monday at work, middle stayed home from school so momma stayed with her. Then only two or of the five of us went to the food bank. Busy couple of days ahead, my boss is out of town then DW and I go to FL for a long weekend (and 7 mile bridge run)... Read more

  • Pushing through the mud and hills

    4/9/2018 4:04:40 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This was the last weekend before farmers market season starts for me so my husband and I spent the weekend going on dates and saying no to any requests to look after grandchildren and such. I think my daughters sensed a disturbance in the force, there were lots of requests for sleepovers and dinn... Read more

  • FINALLY home and finding my routine again

    4/9/2018 3:10:54 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Well, I'm finally back home. Almost didn't happen. The doctors all spoke to me yesterday morning telling me "don't get your hopes up, she may be here until Monday night" So I just told myself to expect Monday. Well, suddenly, around 10:30am, the surgeon came in and gave the all-clear for around 12 n... Read more

  • it's monday

    4/9/2018 2:10:42 PM, by MOMMY445

    i got some errands done this morning, so i can enjoy the rest of my day. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone!... Read more

  • Hot Chocolate 15K Philly 2018

    4/9/2018 1:43:27 PM, by SUGIRL06

    Happy Monday! I am in a fantastic mood today :-D This weekend was PACKED. Friday, I had taken off work to prepare for Orthodox Easter, which is at my house. But, I also had a ton of other stuff. I got my oil changed, went to Philly to get my race bib for Saturday, and went to happy hour with t... Read more

  • Thank You OVERWORKEDJANET

    4/9/2018 1:16:23 PM, by JEANKNEE

    The Spark Community is wonderful! I really appreciate OVERWORKEDJANET posting a link to my Spark Page. I have to agree with her that "We're just really getting into what blood cells do!" For those of you that have a science/technical background/understanding you may also find it interesti... Read more

  • Monday Morning

    4/9/2018 10:29:31 AM, by COOP9002

    it was a cool crisp morning for a run. i was fortunate to play some hoops last night. now it's on to a busy Monday. Blessings... Read more

  • Whirl Wind Of Activity

    4/9/2018 9:24:53 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Last week of March and first week of April my mother was here visiting from CA. It was a joy to have her here and it gave me a reason to do spring cleaning early. She still found some dust bunnies!! She has arrived back home and sounds like she is doing well. I need to make sure and call her more. ... Read more

  • Show up. Do the work

    4/9/2018 8:16:38 AM, by ZIPITUP

    It is wonderful to make plans.... 224 Not so glamorous or exciting to DO them. 542 This transformation is my motivation for today www.emilyboller.com/ Today: I weigh 157.6 34.6 pounds from goal weight BMI=26.2 Goal BMI=20.5 I will walk 6 miles. Eat healthy (according ... Read more

  • Sunday Monday

    4/9/2018 5:52:18 AM, by RO2BENT

    Easy relaxing day yesterday. For a surprise call from my mom asking me to dog sit, so we had company all day and some extra walking. Back to work, short week as we are spending a long weekend in the Keys.... Read more

  • Nutritional Explorations - continued ...

    4/8/2018 6:15:51 PM, by JEANKNEE

    So, why change the macronutrient levels? Let me enumerate the various macronutrient compositions mentioned in my last blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/m
    ypage_public_journal_indiv
    idual.asp?blog_id=6480388 1. carbs 50% / fat 30% / protein 20% -- DEC 2013 thru JAN 2014 2. carbs 40... Read more

  • Sunday

    4/8/2018 6:08:38 PM, by COOP9002

    It's a beautiful albeit cool day here in Frederick. Hope your Sunday has been a blessing.... Read more

  • Nutritional Explorations - late 2013 thru the present

    4/8/2018 5:44:17 PM, by JEANKNEE

    Once I realized that the macronutrient targets recommended by the Spark Nutrition Tracker (carbs 50%, fat 30%, protein 20%) were not supporting me, a process of trial and error began guided by the body and assisted by the health care practitioners supporting my efforts. That process continues. ... Read more

  • it's sunday

    4/8/2018 2:37:42 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi to everyone! it is a pretty quiet day here today. not too much planned for the day. on tuesday i will be going to a party for those of us who attended the university in the community course this year. it is a completely free course and they cover the humanities subjects quite a b... Read more

  • Saturday Sunday

    4/8/2018 7:16:24 AM, by RO2BENT

    Lots of chores and errands yesterday. Nothing planned for today except 5 mile run and haircut.... Read more

  • Saturday

    4/7/2018 6:52:43 PM, by COOP9002

    Since the snowstorm that was forcasted with us didn't happen (Yay!!!) i was able to get outside for my run and we are blessed with a cool and cloudy Saturday. Hope your day has gone well.... Read more

  • 9 days till Boston

    4/7/2018 2:12:19 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Saturdays I get up early to pace training runs for Fleet Feet. The weather forecast for run time was for 26 F (-3 C) with 15 mph W wind. Actually got 27 F, and Garmin thinks the wind was only 10 mph. Wind was stronger at some times, weaker at others, but trending stronger as we ran. Today was ... Read more

  • Frustrated

    4/7/2018 8:42:53 AM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    So the intermittent fasting didn't help me accomplish much of anything. Other than figuring out that there's a difference between "comfortably full" and over-full. After a couple more weeks of two-day per week IF (at about 800 cals per IF day), and zero results, I thought it may be just too much dro... Read more

  • Friday Saturday

    4/7/2018 7:53:05 AM, by RO2BENT

    Easy day at work yesterday and had a snack dinner with the kids (they had real dinner) dripped them at grandma's house and had dinner out with friends. Got chores and errands this AM and afternoon then dinner at the in law's... Read more

  • Friday

    4/6/2018 3:40:00 PM, by COOP9002

    Fortunately, they have changed the forecast for this weekend. We will only get rain and cooler weather, but no snow. Enjoyed a beautiful morning for a run. Hope your Friday is going well.... Read more

  • Stop that Stress eating! And update on everything, so sleepy 😪

    4/6/2018 1:13:23 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    Some good news and bad news. Good news is daughter is eating a few bites of solid food, walking, and using the restroom. Bad news: doctors just talked to me and said she'll probably be here until Sunday or even Monday. This is because her appendix ruptured and risk for abcess and infection... Read more

  • Is it really all that time consuming to eat healthy at home?

    4/6/2018 9:21:53 AM, by WINACHST

    My meals aren't really complicated but I always start with onion, carrot, celery, and sometimes green pepper. It takes time for me to chop/dice those with each meal. I am not really complaining because my way of cooking is way better than a restaurants. I often say that in the time it took me to pre... Read more

  • Thursday Friday

    4/6/2018 6:38:26 AM, by RO2BENT

    Work is going smoothly again. I was super tired after my 3 mile run yesterday not sure why and then ended up staying up late to help oldest with her math homework. But mama and I will not have children evening and no alarm tomorrow morning so hopefully I’ll get eight hours plus tonight... Read more

  • Back to the business!

    4/5/2018 2:06:25 PM, by SHELLLEY2

    I will be the first to admit a bit of defeat when it come to my diet. I was 5 1/2 weeks into a great Keto plan when my doctor yanked me off from it. Fair enough, I have alot going on and she just didn’t feel it good timing. So now I am trying to eat higher protein due to my marathon training coming ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/5/2018 11:41:49 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi to everyone! a day of catching up on housework for me today. i am finding that i can do a bit more exercise now. i am still not overdoing it until i hear otherwise from the doctor. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Thursday

    4/5/2018 11:22:06 AM, by COOP9002

    we survived yesterday's high winds, and now they are telling us to brace for some snow this weekend. Really, i thought Winter was supposed to be over! Hopefully, it will not be what they have declared. Blesssings... Read more

  • Wednesday Thursday

    4/5/2018 5:46:59 AM, by RO2BENT

    Caught up at work and started cleaning up my desk. It's a long road and I'm taking more vacation next weekso I'll push. Looking forward to spending time with family this weekend... Read more

  • Some days you gotta give up your run

    4/4/2018 9:11:09 PM, by TIKITAMI

    This morning I got dressed for a run, there's a break in the rain and I wanted to take advantage of it then my doorbell rang. My daughter and granddaughters were there wanting to play and so we compromised and went for a walk around the lake. It was cold, windy, wet and the best walk ever. ... Read more

  • It was APPENDICITIS!!

    4/4/2018 8:06:09 PM, by BEACHCALSIX

    I KNEW something was wrong with her. My daughter has been acting so strange for 2 weeks. The doctor couldn't figure it out so I took her to the ER on Monday. Got the CAT scan back looking bad. So they put us in an ambulance to pediatric surgeon a couple cities away. Surgery was done yesterday... Read more

  • Could There Be An Angel Among Us?

    4/4/2018 3:33:42 PM, by RUNSWITHDEER

    (Lifefoundonarun in Rippy's) I’m not only proposing I know of an angel but she is right here on Sparkpeople! She may have touched you like she has me. For me, it was a recent event that really convinced me this woman was indeed an angel. But I will let you decide. Here are the facts as I... Read more

  • I didn't know... UNTIL NOW..(and what buffalo tempeh is)

    4/4/2018 11:39:49 AM, by ZIPITUP

    Love Dr. Greger. 26 This video is fantastic and my decision is made- no more alcohol for me except a tiny bit in a champagne toast or 1 post race beer nutritionfacts.org/video/is-it
    -better-to-drink-little-al
    cohol-than-none-at-all/ After the J curve is eliminated and facts reveal... Read more

  • Looks like another trip to Peoria, IL, again

    4/4/2018 11:25:16 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, called the doctor's office this morning. She (the nurse) thought that a prescription pain med would help and I said no and that my insurance wouldn't pay for it anyway. Plus you may never know if I am allergic to that too (didn't tell her that). The nurse told me to call over to where I was at... Read more

  • Wishful Thinking - IBS Troubles

    4/4/2018 11:24:58 AM, by SUGIRL06

    **** Warning: some oversharing ahead **** I spoke too soon yesterday when I said my IBS flare was calming down. Last night was absolutely terrible. It came out of the blue and hit me hard. I ended up calling it a night and going to be in pain. Just yesterday, I had been texting a friend... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/4/2018 11:20:49 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is going to be a very windy day here today. the sun is shining brightly and it is a new day! my daughter says hi to all! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Wednesday

    4/4/2018 11:11:27 AM, by COOP9002

    i was able to get out between the rain and the impending high winds for a nice run this morning. hope your Wednesday is going well. Blessings... Read more

  • Tuesday Wednesday

    4/4/2018 7:57:04 AM, by RO2BENT

    busy day at work yesterday but got caught up, now need lull time to clear up paperwork from my desk. kids no problem back to school after spring break.... Read more

  • Meal Prep time

    4/3/2018 11:27:56 PM, by CHEZE07

    I spent 2 1/2 hours working on food prep for the week. I love how much easier the week runs when I get enough time for prepping. I'm really excited for the stuffed peppers for tomorrow. I think have this whole yogurt making thing down too. I'm kind of surprised at just how much money this will save ... Read more

  • Going to call the doctor's office

    4/3/2018 8:06:08 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I am going to call the doctor's office in the morning. I was half right on the appointment that I had Wednesday in Peoria, IL. It is okay on the lump on the left side but its the rest of the testing that they did. You would think that they would do the entire breast instead of doing where you ... Read more