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  • Success Quote - 12/17/14

    12/17/2014 12:59:12 PM, by ICE9CA

    He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed. - William James ... Read more

  • Peace On Earth

    12/17/2014 10:56:53 AM, by -SHOREIDO-

    Please take the time today and reflect on the senseless murders of 129+ children overseas. God help us all for we're living among barbarians, Amen and Peace ... Read more

  • hola!

    12/17/2014 8:06:08 AM, by MARIAAT160

    Sorry to get back to writing q post so late been dealing with personal struggles. I have been going up and down with my weight a lot lately so I am determined to have it go consistently down. I weighed in at 199 yesterday do that ma... Read more

  • What a difference a year makes!

    12/16/2014 5:45:18 PM, by SIMPLELIFE4REAL

    Today in aerobics class, I was really struck by the difference in me today versus a year ago. This time last year, I was doing what I call "the hard chemo" after three months of doing a "not quite as hard" chemo. I was so weak I couldn't walk from one room to another without being worn out and out... Read more

  • Tuesday's Quote

    12/16/2014 4:22:25 PM, by PMAY0313

    When someone hands you a flyer, it's like they're saying here you throw this away. --Mitch Hedberg (I hate to say no so I always take whatever and then throw it away when I'm out of sight!) ... Read more

  • Success Quote - 12/16/14

    12/16/2014 11:55:47 AM, by ICE9CA

    We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. - Maya Angelou ... Read more

  • In a Lull

    12/16/2014 11:44:09 AM, by HILLSLUG98239

    I am not the dedicated workout machine some people think I am. I skipped yoga last Thursday. Then I skipped strength training Friday, thinking I was going to do it Saturday. Saturday was insanely busy - including a 3-hour bike ride, my first ride in over a month. I went to a party Saturday nigh... Read more

  • Accountability

    12/16/2014 7:11:14 AM, by BILL60

    It was indeed a beautiful day yesterday. Temperatures in the 70's and the sun was out. A great day for a bike ride. Am attempting to eliminate peanut butter from my diet. It's very habit forming, for me. I just can't seem to hold back my desires to have more and more. On Sunday I finished it off and... Read more

  • Monday's Quote

    12/15/2014 11:33:12 PM, by PMAY0313

    A waffle is like a pancake with a syrup trap. --Mitch Hedberg ... Read more

  • Success Quote - 12/15/14

    12/15/2014 5:09:05 PM, by ICE9CA

    The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done. - Allard Lowenstein ... Read more

  • A step in the right direction

    12/15/2014 1:42:41 PM, by APONI_KB

    Alternate title: When you feel like giving up For years Ive been trying to get my mom to exercise, literally years. Literally and not figuratively even though most of the time when people say literally they really mean figuratively. The point is that I could never get her to do any... Read more

  • Accountability

    12/15/2014 8:40:04 AM, by BILL60

    Had a bike ride scheduled yesterday, but another flat spoiled the fun. Decided to switch wheels and put in some really heavy and longer lasting inner tubes. Discovered that what was causing some of the flats was a rear on the side of my almost new tire. Anyway, it took a while to switch wheels, cass... Read more

  • Breakfast Yums

    12/15/2014 8:11:14 AM, by ECKYLS

    So I was given a huge bag of quinoa not too long ago by a family member that didn't care for it. So I've been trying to find different ways to use it. A recent recipe that Itryied and really like is for Apple Banana Quinoa Breakfast Cups. pumpsandiron.com/2014/02
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  • Inspiration and Determination

    12/15/2014 12:18:28 AM, by MBLIFE24

    I'm determined to make some progress this week. How about you?... Read more

  • Sunday's Quote

    12/14/2014 11:53:01 PM, by PMAY0313

    I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, 'You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit.' As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit. --Mitch Hedberg Read more

  • Article: Want to Lose Weight? Eat Before 8

    12/14/2014 2:29:51 PM, by IRONBESS

    Article link shared by a fellow sparker: www.bicycling.com/traini
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  • And now for a little humor

    12/14/2014 1:58:31 PM, by IRONBESS

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  • Taking a different approach

    12/14/2014 1:51:50 PM, by IRONBESS

    Thinking about how bummed I felt last night, I wonder if I'm not my own worst drill sergeant and need to be less regimented attempting improved health and at least some weight loss. Perhaps acceptance of the way things are and working within physical limitations is in order along with a revised simp... Read more

  • I'm a "photographer"

    12/14/2014 9:45:50 AM, by APONI_KB

    #65 of 138 really but the point is that the people at the Light Factory included me in the list of photographers: http://www.momentmile.com/ This is from a little project I helped out with where they got all these photographers together and had us snap a picture of our designated area of the st... Read more

  • How do you cope with discouragement?

    12/14/2014 2:03:01 AM, by IRONBESS

    I slipped a few days this week. Due to a heart condition I fatigue easily. When overtired I sometimes get discouraged about inability to exercise much, the challenge of low-sodium cooking, and difficulty taking off weight. This week I almost gave up, and I didn't track food for several days which wi... Read more

  • Apparently I have a rib fracture

    12/13/2014 10:53:22 PM, by DONNA_W

    In my zeal to get organized I was cleaning up my studio when I lost my balance. The table to reached for is kind of light so it just slide and I ended up on the floor. Did not think much of if, mostly a bruised ego. Then a day later it seemed like I pulled a muscle but then I noticed today ... Read more

  • Life = gone to hell

    12/13/2014 5:18:14 PM, by DRAGONCHILDE

    So my life just imploded. My husband left me. The reasons are... multitude. Suffice it to say I am not blameless; however, he is living in a situation that is not conducive to healthy... anything at the moment. It's only been a week, and my world is falling apart. I'm not eating. I'm bar... Read more

  • Saturday's Quote

    12/13/2014 2:36:29 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • Lost Blog: I spend most of my money on bikes and beer. The rest I just waste! - deleted sections

    12/13/2014 2:31:52 PM, by SPEEDYDOG

    Introduction During the five years that I have been on SparkPeople, I have composed several blogs, that for one reason or another, I never posted. I have decided to post a few of the "Lost Blogs". The following lost blog is really the lost introductory sections of a blog I posted on A... Read more

  • Accountability

    12/13/2014 9:15:48 AM, by BILL60

    It's Saturday morning and a very dreary day. There's fog in the air so, visibility is not too good. Dangerous for cyclists. Especially me cause I don't have lights in the front of the bike. So, I'll just have to wait until it clears up a bit. But cycle I will do. HOOAAA!!... Read more

  • a realization, pulling out of a funk and What the heck is up with getting on a roll at 10pm!!!

    12/13/2014 12:34:38 AM, by LORIVIOLA

    tonight (friday night - i suppose it is saturday morning now...) i was very depressed. couldnt get a grip. i was wallowing. i have a cold and i am singing in a quartet in church on sunday morning and a community choir concert in the afternoon. i am lonely. DH is in a show and is gone several... Read more

  • Friday's Quote

    12/13/2014 12:22:40 AM, by PMAY0313

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  • Back on Track

    12/12/2014 8:36:54 PM, by PAMSPARKS

    After a rough summer and fall, I am back on track. Logging my fitness and nutrition everyday and ramping up the workouts. Next step, getting the nutrition back in range - that's the goal for this week.... Read more

  • Taking Care of All of Me

    12/12/2014 4:02:23 PM, by HILLSLUG98239

    I skipped yoga last night. I see the benefits of yoga, but my primary goal is not to an awesome yogi. It's to be an awesome triathlete. I figured yoga once a week is enough to help me with my flexibility, and there's no reason why I can't have a little facetime with Chad on the Wii Fit. (Chad is the... Read more

  • I'll Be Okay... Just Not Today

    12/12/2014 3:12:03 PM, by GINGER_BISCUIT

    This cloud has always been above my head, for as long as I can remember. When I was younger I did not know what it was, just that it was always there almost taunting me. Now that I am older I am fully aware of this darkness that always seems to be following me. I can outrun it for a while, and then ... Read more

  • Why I Did Not Go Running This Morning

    12/12/2014 2:13:48 PM, by GHK1962

    Last night a fairly big windstorm came through the Vancouver/Portland metro area. I live a little northeast of Vancouver and we got hit pretty good. But luckily there was only minimal damage to our place. A huge pine tree branch came crashing into one of the dog runs and crushed one of the fe... Read more

  • Success Quote - 12/12/14

    12/12/2014 12:27:50 PM, by ICE9CA

    Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow. - Horace ... Read more

  • Progress so far

    12/12/2014 10:44:32 AM, by DONNA_W

    It has been a little over 2 weeks since I started taking Belviq and the best thing about it is I am not constantly hungry. This has enabled all sorts of positive things. For one I am learning how to eat smaller portion sizes. This has allowed me to eat once forbidden foods for when I was trying t... Read more

  • Christmas Shopping

    12/12/2014 9:02:27 AM, by BILL60

    I detest shopping in crowded places. It is for that reason that I shop at nice stores and avoid the K-mart/Walmarts of the world. In our house, the shopping for presents is mostly done by the Boss Lady. While she dislikes shopping, she doesn't trust me to pick presents that are reasonably priced. Th... Read more

  • Garlic Strengthens The Heart And Immune System Among Other Health Benefits It Possess

    12/12/2014 8:29:58 AM, by JUSTEATREALFOOD

    "Garlic has many health benefits ranging from heart health, anti-inflammatory and can kill bacteria among others. Below is a summary of the health benefits of garlic. 1. Cardiovascular Benefits Garlic has cardioprotective properties which aids in helping the person have a healthy heart a... Read more

  • Parkinson's Disease Can Migrate From Gut to Brain

    12/12/2014 8:23:00 AM, by JUSTEATREALFOOD

    "Parkinson's disease is strongly linked to the degeneration of the brain's movement center. In the last decade, the question of where the disease begins has led researchers to a different part of the human anatomy. In 2003, the German neuropathologist Heiko Braak presented a theory suggesting that t... Read more

  • Obesity Pills Could Be A Substitute For Treadmills

    12/12/2014 8:08:34 AM, by JUSTEATREALFOOD

    "Scientists from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute at Harvard and Massachusetts General Hospital have claimed that they have identified an obesity pill that could help transform "bad" fat to "good" fat. They said that the pill could help many people lose weight as well as reduce the risk of type 2 dia... Read more

  • Permission to Pause

    12/12/2014 7:43:34 AM, by LIVIN4LISH

    Upon completion of the Whole 30 on November 26th, I felt so great. I had confidence in my success, I felt more clear-headed, less achy, and I was a few pounds lighter. I told myself this is the lifestyle I choose! Then, there was Thanksgiving, which I made it through with only a couple minor indul... Read more

  • 60 min walk 16854 steps.

    12/12/2014 2:18:10 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    60 min walk with 16854 steps and 30 mins on the Elliptical was my workout for last night. On track for the 10 k steps a day plan listed on my profile.... Read more

  • Value of a moment...

    12/11/2014 10:24:11 PM, by ICE9CA

    I worked from home today and didn't have access to my daily success calendar, but I did find this nugget that I thought was worthwhile. Enjoy... ... Read more

  • Just HAD to Pass This Story Along...!

    12/11/2014 10:24:01 PM, by DDOORN

    Recently at work, probably a carry over from Thanksgivoween candy mark-downs, some anonymous *questionably* well-meaning person at work brought in two GIGUNDO bags of candy corn and plopped 'em on the kitchen table for all to snarf. I studiously avoided those bags for a couple of days...it's a ... Read more

  • Mastery and Practice Part 2....lift calmly

    12/11/2014 4:33:08 PM, by GETSTRONGRRR

    WOW! It's been 3 months since my last blog!! Who am I?!?! Well, I am many things, but right now, I am a man fascinated by what our minds and bodies can accomplish when we are mentally and emotionally focused. In my last blog (did I mention that it was written over 3 months ago!?!), I talke... Read more

  • First haircut since chemo

    12/11/2014 3:44:31 PM, by SIMPLELIFE4REAL

    I got my first haircut in over a year yesterday. I think my last true haircut was in July 2013....not counting getting my head shaved after losing most of my hair to chemo last winter. My last chemo was almost a year ago. It was January 15th to be exact. My hair is normally slightly wavy, bu... Read more

  • Thursday's Quote

    12/11/2014 2:11:39 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • Wednesday's Quote

    12/11/2014 1:54:47 AM, by PMAY0313

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  • Bonus Quote - You are not broken

    12/10/2014 11:03:05 AM, by ICE9CA

    For those times in our lives when nothing seems to be going right: ... Read more

  • Success Quote - 12/10/14

    12/10/2014 10:59:34 AM, by ICE9CA

    Name the greatest of all inventors. Accident. - Mark Twain ... Read more

  • Accountability

    12/10/2014 8:28:43 AM, by BILL60

    It's been an interestg December 2015, so far. While I haven't been real bad with my nutritional choices, it has not been real pretty. Thand God that the only thing that's on course, so far, is my cycling. If it weren't for that, I'd be in deep trouble. HOOAAA!!... Read more

  • Tuesday's Quote

    12/10/2014 1:33:02 AM, by PMAY0313

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  • What an Awesome Day!

    12/10/2014 12:37:30 AM, by HILLSLUG98239

    Went for a walk at lunch. Did a 30-minute spin class, then swam. It was a great swim. I could really feel it in my shoulders toward the end. I did 20 (or 21) laps crawl, five laps backstroke to "unwind" my shoulders. I was shooting for an hour, but 45 minutes was good enough. Tomorrow is streng... Read more

  • Accountability

    12/9/2014 10:12:47 PM, by BILL60

    Have you had one of those where you just don't feel like doing it?? Today was my day. Just didn't want to get with the program. I persevered and did what I was supposed to do. Sure felt good. HOOAAA!!... Read more

  • Success Quote - 12/09/14

    12/9/2014 11:23:51 AM, by ICE9CA

    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Lao Tzu ... Read more

  • A 2014 Run Down

    12/9/2014 2:19:35 AM, by GHK1962

    Spark friend Amanda did a vlog and put it to music. I haven't mastered this in the least and apologize for my poor editing skills! Nevertheless - 2014 is in the books. And 2015 will be a new set of goals ... time to get to work....... Read more

  • Monday's Quote

    12/9/2014 1:23:49 AM, by PMAY0313

    The destination of the journey could not be altered, only the manner in which one approached it - whether one chose to walk erect or to be dragged complaining through the dust. ― Robert Harris, Pompeii I finally got to see the Pompeii Exhibit. It was amazing. The last photo is a cast... Read more

  • Thanksgiving decorations down...

    12/8/2014 6:12:49 PM, by SIMPLELIFE4REAL

    We finally took our Thanksgiving decorations down today! Since we were hosting our family get together the Saturday immediately after Thanksgiving, I planned on waiting until Sunday to take our decorations down. That Sunday was the day that my husband and I decided to go on a spur of the momen... Read more

  • My Motivation - A Reminder

    12/8/2014 1:59:15 PM, by ICE9CA

    Just a reminder to myself of getting/staying in shape and to make sure I take the time to enjoy it: ... Read more

  • Success Quote - 12/08/14

    12/8/2014 1:55:19 PM, by ICE9CA

    There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. - Aldous Huxley Full quote: ... Read more

  • Oh Christmas Tree

    12/8/2014 8:33:54 AM, by BILL60

    So, yesterday was the day to put up our Christmas tree. My wonderful wife has a thing about lights. She LOVES those little goodies. Every year we put oodles of lights on the tree. It's a major undertaking. This year I decided to count how many lights we put on the tree. Guess........................... Read more

  • The pool is cold but exercising warms me up

    12/7/2014 7:56:07 PM, by DONNA_W

    I like to do water yoga and pilates and then some aerobic water jogging. Love the way the yoga and pilates makes me feel. I have Arthritis and these water exercises are great. I'm often tempted to do them longer and skip the aerobic part. But when the pool is cold it really makes me want to get... Read more

  • Back from Cruise to Bahamas

    12/7/2014 5:13:35 PM, by SIMPLELIFE4REAL

    Last Sunday, hubby and I made a spur of the moment decision to go on a cruise. We signed up for one that was leaving the next day from Jacksonville, Florida. We threw stuff into a couple bags and we were on our way! I think the month-long trip that we took in October has really taught me how to t... Read more

  • Saturday's Quote

    12/7/2014 1:28:56 AM, by PMAY0313

    Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter. --James A. Garfield (So also says my Hubby. Peter Pan Creamy and Welch's Grape Jelly (not jam-there is a difference) has been his favorite sandwich since her was 4 or 5 years old. Now he pairs it with 1% milk and BBQ Ruffles.) ... Read more

  • Bike & Run Three Versions

    12/6/2014 8:50:51 PM, by GHK1962

    So today I went out on a bike and a run. Im writing this particular blog in 3 different ways You can skip to the one youd like to read. 1) Fast and just #s; 2) My normal spark writing; 3) For those who said they wanted some story-ish stuff. Yeah, Im being all kinds of ar... Read more

  • Meal Plans for a week

    12/6/2014 7:51:21 PM, by DONNA_W

    Breakfast - 1. egg whites, spinach, mushrooms, whole wheat toast 2. fat free yogurt, blackberries, ground flax seed 3. Protein berry smooth y 4. strawberries, granola bar 5. breakfast burrito made with egg whites 6. whole wheat toast, slice of Dubliner Cheese 7. fat free yogurt, blueb... Read more

  • Safe as Houses - The Fall of a Sparrow

    12/6/2014 9:14:51 AM, by JUSTEATREALFOOD

    My nephew and his band released their second album last night. They are incredibly talented. The new album is amazing. I love track 1 and 2 so far and I keep listening to them over and over! Check them out on You Tube. ... Read more

  • Accountability

    12/6/2014 9:13:59 AM, by BILL60

    Pretty physically active day yesterday. Walked/trained the dogs; cycled for 2.5+ hours; and put up outside christmas lights. Would somebody please give me an AMEN?? HOOAAA!!... Read more

  • work vetch

    12/6/2014 8:50:49 AM, by APONI_KB

    Ugh so I'm a lead aka lower mid management at work. That means that I work in a cube, bat cleanup and oversee 4 employees who all know what they're doing and don't really need a great deal of overseeing. One of my employees bailed on me. I wasn't all that sorry to see it. This is complicated b... Read more

  • Today is the first day of my new life

    12/6/2014 6:41:33 AM, by PMBOURQUE

    i have been on Sparkpeople on and off since 2008. Today I am back for good, along with the support of my family and friends. Here is to the new me. I welcome any advice or help that anyone wants to offer and to friend me if you want to support me or receive my support. We are all on this journey tog... Read more

  • Friday's Quote

    12/6/2014 1:05:06 AM, by PMAY0313

    What's another word for Thesaurus? --Steven Wright ... Read more

  • Not all exercise videos are created equal

    12/5/2014 9:42:44 PM, by DONNA_W

    I decided to incorporate some videos into my routine, especially the short ones as kind of a quick start and to find something doable to ensure success. Well yesterday I tried one called crunchless core workout and while I can see working up to this, I failed miserably at this video. I kept trying... Read more

  • Post surgery. Goodbye Ant'ny.

    12/5/2014 5:55:51 PM, by _MOBII_

    So I made it through my surgery (obviously) on Wednesday. I apparently talked a bit after they came and gave me my sedative in pre-op. I had two nurses and the anesthetist come in and one nurse introduced herself and asked me to verify my name and birthdate, something was mentioned about taking pi... Read more

  • Success Quote - 12/05/14

    12/5/2014 11:36:32 AM, by ICE9CA

    Happiness is a state of activity. - Aristotle ... Read more

  • Tires

    12/5/2014 8:49:04 AM, by BILL60

    Two weeks ago while riding in West Texas (City of Alpine), on very rough roads, I noticed that my, rear tire was getting flat. Sure enough, a flat tire (#1). Today I took off for what would have been a challenging long hill repeat workout. As I was completing 13 miles, I heard the now familiar sound... Read more

  • Birthdays, Holidays, Schedules = Stress

    12/5/2014 8:06:52 AM, by LIVIN4LISH

    Wow, what a busy time of year! With all the school Christmas programs, extra rehearsals, decorating, my youngest son's birthday (today), St. Nicholas, and lots of appointments for my oldest son's scoliosis, I have been extremely stressed out! Last night I got home from Aaron's appointment, with th... Read more

  • 60 min walk with 15914 steps.

    12/5/2014 1:54:34 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    60 min elliptical walk with 15,914 step count was my workout for last night. Our new Tony Little Gazelle elliptical works great! Super sweat for not much cash! You can dooo eeettt! ... Read more

  • Thursday's Quote

    12/4/2014 2:05:49 PM, by PMAY0313

    Life is hard. After all, it kills you. --Katharine Hepburn ... Read more

  • Holiday Fun With Bikes!

    12/4/2014 12:09:58 PM, by DDOORN

    One of the cool things our local bike club does is to join in with our local Christmas Parade. Our club members do some pretty clever things to trick their bikes out for the occasion, so I thought I'd pass along a couple pics they've shared in advance of the parade which is later tonight. Sadly the ... Read more

  • Age

    12/4/2014 8:37:52 AM, by BILL60

    I see it, I read it, I deplore it. So often we limit our performance simply because of our age. I hear such things as: "People my age just don't exercise that way"; "That's way too strenuous"; "At my age, I should be on the couch watching a good movie, instead of going outside and hurting myself exe... Read more

  • Wednesday's Quote

    12/3/2014 9:50:40 PM, by PMAY0313

    Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck. --George Carlin (Not at my house right now...the dining room roof was leaking 1 gallon every hour during the rain storm yesterday. The repair guys come tomorrow to fix it. After 4 days of a leaky... Read more

  • A Story That Has Nothing To Do With Spark

    12/3/2014 8:49:26 PM, by GHK1962

    I started writing a short story several weeks ago. Maybe over a month ago. Anyway, this has nothing to do with Spark. I am just trying this out here. Posting something that has no Spark relevance. No Goofy relevance. I write stories in my spare time (or at least I try to) ... so, its just a s... Read more

  • Hate getting a cold

    12/3/2014 2:02:30 PM, by DISCIPLEAD33

    Was on the receiving end of a stinking cold just a couple of days before Thanksgiving. The only good thing was that it kept me from over-eating. On the flip side, I didn't feel like doing much in the way of strenuous exercise like I am so accustomed to doing and that is such a big part of my life. S... Read more

  • Success Quote - 12/03/14

    12/3/2014 10:51:25 AM, by ICE9CA

    I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better. - Maya Angelou ... Read more

  • Accountability

    12/3/2014 8:28:52 AM, by BILL60

    This AM looks like a perfect day for a ride. Temperatures in the 50's and very little wind. Just love those days. Just got my power meter calibrated so, hope that a;; works out well with the data gathering. I find that power meters are the real steady measure of your effort. You can't measure effort... Read more

  • Accountability

    12/2/2014 9:39:29 PM, by BILL60

    It was indeed a chilly day. Wind chill brought temperatures into the mid-30's. The schedule called for 6 long hill climbs. The ride stopped before it began. I had a flat tire. Five minutes later, we were on the road. The climbs were challenging and the wind was ever-present, but we hung tough and "D... Read more

  • Tuesday's Quote

    12/2/2014 2:07:52 PM, by PMAY0313

    Much needed rain storm in So Cal today...mud slides, flooding, several multicar accidents on freeways and the regular idiot drivers wrecking by themselves. Still I love a good rainy day!!! ... Read more

  • Success Quote - 12/02/14

    12/2/2014 1:23:05 PM, by ICE9CA

    The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings. - Dave Weinbaum ... Read more

  • 2015 around the corner

    12/2/2014 9:36:28 AM, by DROBERTS1214

    less than a month away from 2015 and i'm not any closer to reaching my weight loss goals than i was in 2009. still drinking lots of pop. bought a house that doesnt have room for my olympic smith machine, nor paved roads to rollerblade on. work stress contributing to lethargy. going ... Read more

  • A Few of My Favorite Things

    12/1/2014 11:16:33 PM, by SPEEDYDOG

    Part 1: "I would just DIE!" I had just stepped into the elevator in the lobby of the building where I work. I saw a young woman slowly walking across the lobby heading for the elevator that I had just boarded. She was furiously texting. The doors began to close. I realized she was not going... Read more

  • Monday's Quote

    12/1/2014 11:02:58 PM, by PMAY0313

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  • In other news...

    12/1/2014 9:55:09 PM, by _MOBII_

    I ate way too much over the last several days. Eating because my blood work has become normal, add to that some stress eating, and then Thanksgiving, then another Thanksgiving on Saturday, then cake for my b-day, pumpkin pie...you know...for vegetables....I have no idea how my weight hasn't sh... Read more

  • My Recent History, Based Upon My Wardrobe

    12/1/2014 7:10:10 PM, by HILLSLUG98239

    Winter 2010: My size 18 suits are snug, even with a girdle. I am at least 210 pounds, possibly more. Fall 2011: My size 18 suits fit. I can squeeze into a few of my size 16 suits with a girdle. Spring 2013: My size 18 suits are falling off of me. My size 16 suits fit with a girdle. I weigh... Read more

  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    12/1/2014 1:30:34 PM, by JOSHUAADAVIDD

    BLC 26 has been going on for nearly 11 weeks now. This is a good time for reflection anyway, but considering the dumpster fire that was my weekend, it's an even better time to reflect on my performance in general. First, the good: After ten weeks, I'm #1 overall in the BLC. I've lost 55.6 pound... Read more

  • Amazon

    12/1/2014 11:07:17 AM, by -SHOREIDO-

    Sparkpeople.com/amazon Check it out!!... Read more

  • Goal for the week: MIndful Eating

    12/1/2014 7:56:55 AM, by ECKYLS

    From my trivia questions here on Sparkpeople today: "Surrounding yourself with people who tend to overeat makes YOU more likely to overeat, too. Researcher Brian Wansink (author of "Mindless Eating") found that we mirror (to a point) the amount that our company consumes. We consciously and/or u... Read more

  • Accountability

    12/1/2014 7:02:57 AM, by BILL60

    Back hone and back to the exercise regimen. To be perfectly honest, I was not a very good boy over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Too many sweets and to much of the wrong foods. So, today we get back into the healthy routine. But, it sure was nice getting together with family and enjoying some great time... Read more

  • Family party and cruise!

    12/1/2014 6:18:02 AM, by SIMPLELIFE4REAL

    We host a family get together every year sometime over the weekend after Thanksgiving. This year we did it on Saturday. On Friday morning, we thought 12 people were coming. Due to various illnesses, only 5 people came on Saturday. We still had a wonderful time, even though it was a much smaller ... Read more

  • First full week of rededicated effort

    11/30/2014 7:15:29 PM, by DONNA_W

    Well it has been one full week since I made new goals and started my program to exercise, eat well and loose weight. I am more aware that I need to be practical in my goals, especially exercise. I can do less now that I am 64 than I could when I was 34 or even 10 years ago. So I need to be sati... Read more

  • Saturday's Quote

    11/30/2014 6:02:20 PM, by PMAY0313

    Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established. --George Carlin ... Read more

  • Woo Hoo! Made it through Thanksgiving dinner!

    11/30/2014 3:58:44 PM, by IRONBESS

    We had family Thanksgiving dinner at our house yesterday (family that couldn't come until Friday). I was exhausted from 3 days of cleaning and food prep and didn't log in yesterday so did it today. Even though I ate mindfully I still didn't think I'd stay within nutritional guidelines and calorie l... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Recap

    11/30/2014 8:54:57 AM, by LIVIN4LISH

    I have not been as active here at SP as I would like, but I'm trying to keep up with Spark Friends as much as possible. I don't think I could possibly get through all the blogs I've missed, but I do want to say that SP, and you, are all instrumental in my pursuit of excellent health! I finishe... Read more

  • Good day for exercise and food choices

    11/29/2014 11:09:27 PM, by DONNA_W

    I managed to do both cardio (treadmill hill program & mall walking) as well as my back exercises. I think I may have to the physical therapist as I'm not sure I remember all the back exercises, but I do recall my back pain lessened, my balance was better and my walking stride was less limpy. ... Read more