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  • Positive Developments at Work!

    9/16/2014 3:17:29 PM, by TRUCKERSMRS

    Well, speaking up seems to have done some good. Following a meeting last Friday when my boss had promised the subject of staffing would be discussed, he grabbed me for a chat today. It was decided in the meeting that staffing issues needed to be addressed and ..... An assistant for me was the... Read more

  • I will try my best

    9/16/2014 9:48:36 AM, by BECKY1960

    I will try my best, I mess up a lot BUT I will stay here. I need SP and ALL MY FRIENDS I want to be healthy and feel good about myself again. I know I can and I WILL. I want to be here for my grand children I have three and one on the way in December, we are going to have a wonderful Christmas. W... Read more

  • It' Going good

    9/15/2014 7:48:12 AM, by MSANITAL

    It seems like I only blog when things are going bad or I am struggling but sitting here writing this and I can say.. Things are going good.. I have been really focusing in my journey ad my steps to weight loss. I am not stress eating or picking.. I have passed up bad carbs.. and have eat clean for t... Read more

  • Hurtz Donnit.

    9/11/2014 11:31:48 AM, by SWIMMING_GLEE

    Yes. Yes, it does. I'm working out, again- kinda/sorta. I'm on a path. I've taken up the 30 day Plank Challenge among the 30 Day Fitness Challenges listed online. I've also gotten on the Squat Challenge as a warm up to the plank. I'm doing a modified plank where my knees thru my toes are on the ... Read more

  • I walked yesterday, now that is after 12, 9/9/14

    9/10/2014 12:40:07 AM, by BECKY1960

    I walked 21/2 miles by myself today, it was 83% I felt so good after walking. then my son brought snack food in I ate some it was not that much I didn't think until I started adding it all up on here WOW it adds up FAST. It is hard to lose weight BUT SO EACH AND FUN TO GAIN IT. I DON'T MEAN FUN REAL... Read more

  • I'm Revolting!!

    9/8/2014 4:14:27 PM, by TRUCKERSMRS

    Many of you know that I have been working stupid hours for some time now. Recently it has got too much. Today, it came to a bit of a head. Late last week I stopped going into the office for 7am and started to give myself a bit more time in bed. Still at my desk by around 7.30 but also taki... Read more

  • I am on the right track...

    9/6/2014 7:54:43 PM, by MSANITAL

    And feeling good.. thinking back to when I first started a healthy living journey and wanted to lose weight I just started doing it I buckled down I stopped eating the junk and eating in between meals I just started to do it and it worked... most of you now I have been struggling for some time I hav... Read more

  • May be a loser for a while ,but not a quitter

    9/6/2014 8:05:52 AM, by NINAHAPPYHEART

    After eating till i felt overwhelmed today at lunch...i feel that i lost the day, and i'm far away from achieving my goal. I saw the ice cream cone in the freezer, yummy!! So i took it and ate it ,while eating it i asked myself, does its taste make it worth losing my wishes of losing weight of com... Read more

  • went on a walk

    9/3/2014 6:41:49 PM, by BECKY1960

    I went on a walk before my husband came home, I got in 2 miles, now we are going to walk in a few. I'm probably will not walk as fast as I did earlier but glad we are going now for a walk... Read more

  • I didn't want to get on the scale this morning BUT I am glad I did

    9/3/2014 12:50:50 PM, by BECKY1960

    I didn't want to get on the scale today, I had to many carbs last night eating Kroger version of cheerios and I didn't measure it out I just kept eating and eating. I was so ashamed of myself. Losing weight is hard because I am going thru menopause and I don't lose fast at all. I didn't want to het ... Read more

  • Purpose!!!

    9/3/2014 9:21:34 AM, by FLPIRATE

    There are things in my life every day that should be a motivating factor to take care of myself better. Sadly, nothing seems to be enough to entice me to take action. Not so any longer! Unfortunately, I lost one of my best friends in high school last month very suddenly. At 48 years old, Jeff ... Read more

  • Back too.....

    9/2/2014 8:05:35 PM, by MSANITAL

    Work,....my goals.... my healthy living plan.. today was day 1 I would count it as and it went well, work was good kind of went fast.. got right back into the swing of what we do in the auction department at our local Public Broad Casting Station. made a great breakfast. packed a good lunch.. hubby ... Read more

  • Broken hip

    9/2/2014 2:09:55 PM, by LINDRAY

    Well, its been a while. I was doing very well on my bike and then fell in my kitchen and broke my hip, so I am on the mend. five weeks ago yesterday, I had surgery. walking with a cane and I am told no bike for a few weeks, I am walking each day and getting stronger. Went and got a hair cut today. T... Read more

  • Today's Lists

    9/2/2014 10:58:46 AM, by THELORELAI

    Things I could be doing that will directly or indirectly help me lose weight: -do yoga and upper body toning while my ankle heals -do some deep cleaning -wash and cut enough lettuce for two days -take time to make a healthy meal that tastes really good -do some self-care Things I h... Read more

  • New Hope...

    9/1/2014 10:30:24 PM, by MSANITAL

    It has taken all of the day to get going on this blog.. I told my self this morning I needed to write it out about how August went and how I would like September to turn out.. and I just do not know why it has taken me all day to do so.. I guess I just did not want to face the truth and the truth is... Read more

  • Starting Over....

    9/1/2014 6:29:19 PM, by KAKAY56

    I never ... I did drop some pounds from wearing a size ......to a size......... Read more

  • I am not feeling well

    8/30/2014 4:33:41 PM, by BECKY1960

    I am not feeling well, started yesterday morning I woke up around 7 am felt achy all over. took 3 aspirins went back to bed, could not sleep. as the day went on I felt worse. started getting sick at my stomach. This morning got up at 8:45 feeling worse. I went shopping for my mom. my body was aching... Read more

  • MY BODY DIDN'T WANT TO EXERCISE BUT MY MIND WON

    8/28/2014 10:31:52 PM, by BECKY1960

    My body was tired, my body wanted to lay around after my grand children went home. BUT my mind knew I needed to pray for HELP. GOD gave me the energy and the desire to take the walk, I prayed a lot on my walk. I wanted to get in 2 miles and I did, THANK YOU JESUS. MY LORD AND SAVIER. 2 MILES IN 39 M... Read more

  • Day 16 - 50 Days of Happiness

    8/28/2014 5:07:26 AM, by TRUCKERSMRS

    I really need to remember to blog each day! However, today's is early. I am late arriving for work (yes, I am being naughty and writing this at work!) as I had my latest review with the Nurse. Top of the Class BP - 115/80 - spot on! Lost 1/2 stone... Read more

  • another great walk

    8/27/2014 9:38:47 PM, by BECKY1960

    I was tired and I didn't want to walk because we got home a little later then I was hoping. My husband and I walked 1.81 in 33.21 minutes. I feel better now that I did it. went to the doctor today, I have something wrong with my thumb, my doctor told me it was a trigger finger. he gave me a sho... Read more

  • 1ST YEAR SP ANNIVERSARY

    8/27/2014 2:39:18 AM, by SETTIMIA

    Hello wonderful, caring, kind, encouraging, supportive, I could go on and on.... today is a great achievement for me, as I celebrate my 1st year SP Anniversary. I did not think that I would make it through a whole year as past times I became distracted very easily and my healthy lifestyle was p... Read more

  • a mini walk

    8/25/2014 3:31:27 PM, by BECKY1960

    I put my grand daughter in her stroller and we walked around the neighborhood for 8 minutes. every little step counts. I am hoping I get to walk 1 mile when my husband gets home.... Read more

  • I finally lost another pound

    8/25/2014 11:21:45 AM, by BECKY1960

    This morning I weighed myself and I was down 1 pound, FINALLY. It took me like 8 days. I am hoping because I have been walking I gained muscle and that's why it had not shown as a weight loss. I weigh 171 and I will be so HAPPY WHEN I GET TO 169 NEW NUMBERS. I will do it, I know I can and I am worth... Read more

  • It was all so exciting

    8/24/2014 4:39:06 PM, by MSANITAL

    I just went back and re read my blogs when I first joined Spark.. they where so full of hope and inspiration and motivation by my self.. and the responses from members some still here some not.. where so inspiring .. I was on top of my game or at least I thought I was.. maybe I was.. So your asking ... Read more

  • I feel so good after my walk

    8/23/2014 8:44:19 PM, by BECKY1960

    I feel so good after my 2 .8 mile walk, did it in 38.11 minutes. my husband walked with me. I have ate a lot better today stayed in my calorie, fat , carbs and protein ranges ... Read more

  • The Writing Diet, Day One

    8/22/2014 11:08:37 AM, by THELORELAI

    I'm starting The Writing Diet again thanks to the lovely Justyna, leader of The Writing Diet team here on SparkPeople. It will involve three pages of free writing every morning, jounaling every time I eat or feel like eating, walking for twenty minutes, and the following: Asking the following q... Read more

  • HAPPINESS IS...

    8/22/2014 2:29:13 AM, by SETTIMIA

    HULA HOOPING IN THE FOREST ... Read more

  • 30 minute walk

    8/20/2014 8:41:20 PM, by BECKY1960

    I did a 30 minute walk, I burned 199 calories and went 1.65 miles. ... Read more

  • A much Better Day.

    8/20/2014 7:26:07 PM, by MSANITAL

    In the quest to keep up with my journaling and writing things down to get them off my chest I also need to write down when things go well, which was and is today.. went to the gym with my daughter today really worked out hard and then we went to a sauna session together which was so relaxing..... Read more

  • Day 8 - 50 Days of Happiness

    8/20/2014 3:02:59 PM, by TRUCKERSMRS

    I am so glad I have started to do this. I am feeling the benefit and today it showed. A head of steam has been building at work for some time. Stress is building and someone is going to blow a gasket soon! Having said that, it is not going to be me!! It might have been a few weeks ago bu... Read more

  • Tea-Fueled Goals

    8/20/2014 10:06:35 AM, by THELORELAI

    The lasagna recipe I tried last night needs a little tweaking, but it did taste good and Iím sure my boyfriend will be happy to open his lunch box and find that he has the leftovers for lunch today. I know I'm looking forward to lunch--leftovers are my favorite. My goals for today: ... Read more

  • lesson learned

    8/20/2014 7:48:20 AM, by BECKY1960

    eating a lot of food at night is NOT a good idea, even if it is healthy food. I'm still bloated and feel uncomfortable from last night. I didn't make it to 1000 calories. I know I need to eat more of the day and less of the night.... Read more

  • New decade new beginnings.

    8/19/2014 8:19:51 PM, by FIREINMYSOUL

    As I am only a few days away from my 30th birthday I am reflecting on my life for the past 10 years. I am proud of the person I am on the inside and the things I have accomplished. I have a wonderful family and good health despite being 100 plus pounds overweight. As I enter this new phase of my ... Read more

  • The Voice..

    8/19/2014 7:18:34 PM, by MSANITAL

    No you will never see me on the voice.. can't carry a tune that is for sure, but their is some voice that I was hearing all day and that was my chastising negativity voice.. letting me know that I did not lose the 30lbs that I planned on losing this Summer check not losing it I gained weight.. and I... Read more

  • another great walk

    8/19/2014 7:04:09 PM, by BECKY1960

    My Husband and I walked 2.38 mile 43 minutes, now I'm getting ready to eat... Read more

  • Day 7 - 50 Days of Happiness

    8/19/2014 4:31:50 PM, by TRUCKERSMRS

    Ooooops, forgot to blog yesterday. Got reading my magazine before switching the light out and was so engrossed the thought went out of my head. Yesterday was full on at work so I made sure of some down time in the evening. Today started well, if a little early. 4.05am saw me putting on my... Read more