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  • Spicy Grilled-Chicken Salad With Peppers And Tomatoes

    3/24/2017 11:22:19 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Grab the peppers and tomatoes out of the garden and enjoy this! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 4 chicken breasts, skinned and boned (6 ounces each) 6 Tbsps extra-virgin olive oil 1 red bell pepper, very thinly sliced 1 green bell pepper, very thinly sliced 1 ... Read more

  • Trying Again, Always Trying

    3/24/2017 7:15:04 AM, by -GANDALF-

    Here's the story. I've been struggling, like many others, with binge eating for a number of years. But December, January, and into February were especially difficult. Yet, somehow, I managed to calm down a bit in Februray. I went to stay with my family in New Zealand and the binging stopped complete... Read more

  • You Deserve to Be Happy Now, Not Just When You Reach Your Goal

    3/23/2017 3:27:59 PM, by TAYGRL

    tinybuddha.com/blog/you-deserv
    e-to-be-happy-now-not-just
    -when-you-reach-your-goal/ "I realized that, instead of going from diet to weight loss to happy, I could go straight to happy. I showed myself that feeling confident and beautiful was not a luxury afforded only to those with ... Read more

  • Crab Salad Wrap

    3/23/2017 1:10:19 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Let's go fish'in and catch dinner! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 pound jumbo lump crabmeat, picked over 1 medium red pepper, seeded and diced 2 Tbsps chopped fresh parsley 4 to 6 pieces lavash or large tortillas Remoulade 6 leaves romaine lettuce ... Read more

  • Spin the Wheel

    3/23/2017 12:36:22 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Sweet! Haven't spun a 20 on the wheel since last year on here :) Finally! Hehehe ... Read more

  • Apple Quiche

    3/22/2017 1:41:36 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you looking for a great idea for your next brunch gathering? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 5 to 6 large apples, peeled and sliced 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell 1 c shredded Cheddar cheese 2 eggs, beaten 1 c evaporated milk 1/2 tsp salt dash of nutmeg ... Read more

  • Reasons

    3/22/2017 9:40:13 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    :) Have a great day everyone!... Read more

  • Spring Affirmations to Renew Your Spirit

    3/21/2017 11:22:55 AM, by TAYGRL

    www.horoscope.com/article/spri
    ng-affirmations-to-renew-y
    our-spirit.html ... Read more

  • not a bad day.

    3/20/2017 7:55:37 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Was a nice day today, not alot of sun, but warm enough to leave jacket behind. Drove to the track and walked a little over an hour. Came home, did a little weight workout, made baked chicken for dinner and put the first notch in summer vacation planning. Having a little early buyers remorse, ... Read more

  • Just Sayin'

    3/20/2017 5:24:41 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Truth! ... Read more

  • Acorn-Squash Rings

    3/20/2017 10:29:51 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Gather family and friends, put in a good movie and FORGET the onion rings! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 acorn squashes, peeled and seeded 1 yellow onion, peeled and sliced 3/4 c vegetable or chicken broth 1 tsp olive oil 1/2 c shredded cheese, cheddar or ... Read more

  • Water

    3/19/2017 11:59:39 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Lol!! ... Read more

  • Pineapple Orange Chicken

    3/19/2017 10:59:04 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, You can't go wrong with chicken! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 broiler-fryer chicken (3 pounds), cut up 1/2 c all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt 1 tsp chili powder 3 Tbsps vegetable oil 3/4 c orange juice 1/2 c golden raisins 1/4 c rum, preferably dark 1... Read more

  • You All Get One!

    3/18/2017 11:58:02 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Hehehe Good Morning! ... Read more

  • ;)

    3/18/2017 11:57:03 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Yes!! Hehehe... Read more

  • Bailey's

    3/17/2017 4:17:17 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    ;)... Read more

  • and on that note.

    3/17/2017 3:56:16 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    good news, call from the mechanic and my car is fixed and running right, he says. so, i will be going to pick it up tomorrow and see for myself. the good news is it wasnt as bad as it could have gotten, good thing we caught the issue early and it isnt going to break the bank!! hopefully this r... Read more

  • Happy St Patrick's!

    3/17/2017 12:48:11 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Happy St. Patrick's Day! Make Sure and Get Your Holiday Workout in ;) ... Read more

  • Apple Glazed Corn Beef Brisket

    3/17/2017 11:11:15 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Happy St Patrick's to all! What will you have for dinner? No plans? Dinner is at 6;pm sharp! This will be on our table! Take a peek! Brisket Ingredients~ 1 4-pound corned beef brisket 1 large onion, peeled and halved 1 large clove garlic, peeled and hal... Read more

  • Arugula Salad

    3/16/2017 5:17:51 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Head on out to the garden today and have a healthy lunch! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 large bunch arugula 8 red radishes, thinly sliced 8 mushrooms, thinly sliced 2 Tbsps lemon juice 1/4 tsp dry mustard 6 Tbsps olive oil 1/4 tsp salt Pinch of cayen... Read more

  • stuck

    3/16/2017 1:54:46 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    I am really looking forward to the weekend, wishing the weather would be nicer, but whateve, I am going to walmart to buy some new weights, kettlebell and my fishing license. This doesnt seem like such a big deal to those with transportation, but for me, I havent had my car in 8 days and I am abou... Read more

  • Active Thursday!

    3/16/2017 11:43:12 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Very Active Thursday-Fitbit Challenges Maxed! :) 20k steps done already this AM Yeessssss!!! ... Read more

  • Asparagus Hummus Served With Spiced Pita Chips

    3/15/2017 5:26:49 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you looking for a healthy snack? Well then stay tuned, I got your order coming right up! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 package pita bread 4 Tbsps extra-virgin olive oil 2/3 c shelled pistachios 1/4 c sesame seeds 1/4 c coriander seeds 3 Tbsps cumin s... Read more

  • Asparagus Hummus Served With Spiced Pita Chips

    3/15/2017 5:25:17 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you looking for a healthy snack? Well then stay tuned, I got your order coming right up! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 cups fresh asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 15-1/2-ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and well rinsed 2 medium cloves garli... Read more

  • monday, the third.

    3/15/2017 10:41:32 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    I spoke to the mechanic this morning, his bro in law will be buried on Saturday, but he is going to try to work on some cars this week, mine included. I told him to keep it until its really fixed, rather not get it back half done just to be getting it back. With the snow we got last night, I pro... Read more

  • Irish Beef Stew With Potato Biscuits

    3/14/2017 5:10:26 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, St Patricks Day is upon us and I would like to share with you a family favorite! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 pounds lean beef stew or chuck, in 2-inch chunks 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper flour for dredging 2 Tbsp bacon drippings or vegetable oil 2 large y... Read more

  • re-living a monday.....

    3/14/2017 11:02:08 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Ramblins of the morning. Woke up to a little snow, cold, two days ago, I was sitting on my porch on my lounge chair, soaking up the vitamin d from the sun. Today this..... Doesnt matter that much, I cant go anywhere. I took my car to the mechanic last week, went by to check on things yesterday... Read more

  • the end of the day

    3/13/2017 6:59:56 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    not the best monday of all my monday's but not the worst either. Honey is working tonight, and I am tired, going to veg on the couch and watch a movie,... Read more

  • Activities today

    3/13/2017 5:52:11 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Last day of meds for kidney infection. Just got back from getting external & internal ultrasound to make sure all is ok inside with female&pelvic things. Fun fun. Will find out results of that & annual exam in next week probably. Was gonna stop at drive thru & get Taco Bell which I do like once a m... Read more

  • 15 Reasons to Work Out That Have Nothing to Do With Weight Loss

    3/13/2017 11:32:36 AM, by TAYGRL

    https://www.popsugar.com/fitne
    ss/Benefits-Exercise-41069
    822?utm_source=fitness_new
    sletter&utm_medium=email&u
    tm_campaign=fitness_newsle
    tter_v1_03132017&em_recid=
    181903852&utm_content=placement_8_desc These are awesome! ... Read more

  • Tech tip- Old style SP verses New

    3/12/2017 11:25:01 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    So I discovered somethings in the Sparkpeople App in regards to the latest new changes.... If you go to your profile page in the app and scroll to the bottom and click friend feed-its still the old version (for those who dislike the new feed) If you go to your sparkpoints page in the app and click... Read more

  • QOTD

    3/12/2017 3:14:36 PM, by TAYGRL

    "Self-care is the most selfless act you can do for everyone who encounters your energy. You are going to be a better sister, a better partner, and better co-worker." --Robin Arzon — Adidas ambassador, ultramarathoner, and Peloton instructor ... Read more

  • Veggie Prepping Part 2!

    3/11/2017 6:44:04 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Still at it today, cooking all the fresh veggies I got today. They came out really nice.... Read more

  • Veggie time!

    3/11/2017 5:22:09 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Veggie Prep time Again! Trip to the store and now prepping everything for the Week ahead's Meals. ... Read more

  • Yes!!! A new Badge Earned

    3/11/2017 10:31:34 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    This morning in Fitbit- Yay!! :)... Read more

  • Strong is the new sexy

    3/11/2017 9:54:19 AM, by TAYGRL

    https://www.facebook.com/allur
    e/videos/10155062981113607/ ... Read more

  • trying to get somewhere

    3/10/2017 12:52:10 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    The mechanic hasnt called about my car since I dropped it off Wed morning. I hope this just means he has been pretty busy and hasnt found some terrible problem. I wonder if he has even worked on it at all because he didnt call with any kind of estimate. I am going to call about 3 and ask whats... Read more

  • Seeing the Results (and not just the physical ones!)

    3/10/2017 6:55:32 AM, by -TSUNDOKU-

    I am thrilled to announce that, as of today, I have lost 15 pounds! I actually lost a decent portion when I wet on holiday to New Zealand (where my dad grew up and all of my family lives). I started causally keeping of track of food a week before I went- just to look a little less bloated. But on... Read more

  • daydream believer

    3/9/2017 10:52:38 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Wishing I was at the walking track today. But my car is in the garage and so, I guess I will workout here on my stair stepper and lift some weights today. Give the dog a groom and bath and clean a little bit. Maybe I will go for a walk to the end of my driveway and back a few times, which is a prett... Read more

  • Wednesday

    3/8/2017 10:37:30 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    No workout today beyond getting some steps logged. Giving myself some time to get better from the infection. Also Omg! The medication for is harsh eeeeek. If you don't eat enough when you take it plus down 2 water bottles at the time with the pill and food..means nausea, stomach cramps, or pains....... Read more

  • get in line and get your number, i will be on the outside looking in....

    3/8/2017 12:50:33 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    I posted a blog yesterday, but deleted it after realizing it was way too long. i sometimes forget when to stop typing. But anyway, for those wondering, No, I didnt have the surgery. This was decided upon by both myself for the fact that I was just not feeling ready for the psychological and emotion... Read more

  • March 7th 1st Wedding Anniversary

    3/7/2017 3:24:04 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    So today is my 1st Wedding Anniversary and it sucks haha...ughh let me just put it out there. My Husband is in Arizona working and I'm here in California. So can't see him, can't go out or do anything or get him anything....nothing. My day has consisted of Dr Appointment for Annual Woman Physica... Read more

  • Look Back

    3/5/2017 8:47:47 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Be proud of Your progress! ... Read more

  • Fill in the blank

    3/5/2017 8:45:54 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    What food(s)/drink(s) get you eveytime-hard to resist? Leave your answer in the comments section below:... Read more

  • Sweet Potatoes!

    3/4/2017 4:18:37 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Baked Sweet Potatoes- 1st time Making them :)... Read more

  • Done!

    3/4/2017 2:06:23 PM, by TAYGRL

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  • Done!

    3/4/2017 2:05:55 PM, by TAYGRL

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  • Decluttering!

    3/4/2017 1:20:41 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Lol... Read more

  • the stress is taking a toll on me and so......

    3/3/2017 2:23:51 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    I love SP. I love the support I have gotten here over the years and even the advice that is sometimes hard to take. I love the friends I have made here and those who comment on my blogs. I love reading everyones success stories, and encouraging those who are struggling. and having those who do ... Read more

  • ɖiɛt change

    3/3/2017 11:47:03 AM, by U1NANA

    sօ I աɛռt tօ ɖʀs. ʏɛstɛʀɖaʏ aռɖ ɦɛ saʏs iռstɛaɖ օf ɖօiռɢ sʊʀɢɛʀʏ օռ ʏօʊʀ ɦiatiʟ ɦɛʀռia աɛ aʀɛ ɢօiռɢ tօ քʊt ʊ օռ a fiɮɛʀ ɖiɛt. sօ ʍʏ ɖiɛt iռʋօʟʋɛs ʍɛ ɛatiռɢ a ʟօt օf քʀօtɛiռ aռɖ fiɮɛʀ.... Read more

  • Hey you! Yes, you

    3/3/2017 9:18:25 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    :) Sharing this great post from FB... Read more

  • Coffee

    3/3/2017 9:16:37 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    ;) ... Read more

  • Veggies Veggies Veggies!

    3/1/2017 10:29:08 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Veggie Prepping! Steamed Cauliflower, Roasted Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Carrots and Potatoes with Braised Celery.... Read more

  • whats that you say....?

    3/1/2017 6:34:40 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    This ear situation has got to change!! Since Christmas I have had a middle ear infection. I have been on antibiotics for strep throat but that didnt help my ear at all. I have seen the ENT twice, had my ear cleaned out and suctioned out twice, and have been using two different ear drops for weeks no... Read more

  • A Little Life Advice From Hockey

    2/28/2017 5:41:52 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Take the Shot!! :)... Read more

  • Self-care takes many forms...

    2/28/2017 8:53:50 AM, by TAYGRL

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  • when does it end?

    2/27/2017 12:44:13 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    As you can see..... I am once again dealing with extremely high bp and trying to decide if I am sick or just what? I checked it this morning and it was extremely high, took my bp meds, waited an hour, checked again, very little change, in both arms. I am currently taking three bp meds, i... Read more

  • I am *so* all about this...

    2/27/2017 12:20:21 AM, by TAYGRL

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  • This is how I get it Done :)

    2/26/2017 3:51:12 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    People are Asking so Wanted to Share how I workout-This is my Workout Collection I've been Building since probably 2005 #AthomeGym :)... Read more

  • Veggies

    2/26/2017 1:01:04 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Roasted some Carrots & Potatoes last night-salt/pepper/garlic powder & olive oil. Yum! Had with Beans & Steamed Broccoli. When its just me at home don't usually cook much, so slowly getting back to it. Much better then frozen canned processed stuff, so gonna do more even if its being made for onl... Read more

  • Workout time!

    2/26/2017 12:41:47 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Rowdy....You ready to Workout?! ;) #homegymtime... Read more

  • 45,000!!!!

    2/25/2017 11:01:52 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    And..... my legs are officially broken haha All I have to give *drops mic* Good Night ;) ... Read more

  • Re: English Cucumbers

    2/25/2017 3:45:56 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Yesterday I did a blog asking what a certain vegtable was that I hadn't seen before. You guys all provided great answers and advice on how to prepare/eat them. So today I am having one for the 1st time with my lunch, and its great! So thank you for the help :)... Read more

  • Fitbit Humor

    2/25/2017 9:38:42 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Lol omg! Need this shirt! Hahaha ;)... Read more

  • You have to do it

    2/25/2017 9:37:09 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    This was a great post on Facebook wanted to share. #truth... Read more

  • What are these?!?

    2/24/2017 10:19:37 AM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Ok, I know someone on here will know the answer to this. What are these vegtables?!?! Kinda zucchini/cucumber looking things...but yet not. Is it some kind of Okra or?? Need to know what it is so can figure out how to cook them. (My mom got them for free and gave to me)... Read more

  • The Decision

    2/23/2017 10:13:22 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    Each of us on here made the decision to try. I am so proud of everyone of us for that! We give meaning to the word accomplishment! :) ... Read more

  • the not so not so maybe so day

    2/23/2017 4:29:56 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Not all days are great days. Not all days are even good days. There are bad days, then there are really really bad days. Today was sort of in between good and not so bad, but kinda bad, but not that bad. I broke down and went off my soft/pre-op diet and had two chicken strips for lunch. Af... Read more

  • Hey SparkFam...

    2/23/2017 8:18:47 AM, by TAYGRL

    Every.slice.of this. ... Read more

  • Today's Victory!!

    2/22/2017 9:32:34 PM, by DAWNIEHEATHER78

    1st time hit 35,000 steps. Then Pushed on and hit 40,000 steps 1st time! I was on a mission today to break my past records and earn new badges. Killed it!!! ... Read more