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  • July 30 - Youngevity

    7/31/2014 12:09:28 AM, by JUDITH1654

    So I've been on this Youngevity for about three weeks now and it has been amazing! It's helping to balance out my diabetes to where I don't get the sweats and the shakes mid-morning anymore, feeling is coming back to my leg and fingers, I'm sleeping better than ever AND I can actually do squats now... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday

    7/30/2014 9:37:17 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014... Read more

  • Tremendous Tuesday

    7/29/2014 5:51:13 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Tueday, July 29, 2014... Read more

  • Marvelous Monday

    7/28/2014 11:06:00 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Monday, July 28, 2014... Read more

  • Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables --- I approve this idea!

    7/27/2014 12:53:43 PM, by IMAVISION

    In the United States of America -- three hundred million tons of fresh produce is thrown away per year! Quite insane! Worse, yet, when ... Read more

  • Special Sunday

    7/27/2014 12:14:00 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Sunday, July 27, 2014... Read more

  • Satisfying Saturday

    7/26/2014 12:38:45 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Saturday, July 26, 2014... Read more

  • Feeling down:(

    7/26/2014 12:34:19 PM, by TRINITYEMMALISE

    As I have posted before I started my journey in weight loss May 1st. I thought I was doing really good because I had lost 11 lbs. Now I have gained weight back...I have only lost 7lbs since may 1st:( I know everyone is different but I should be somewhere at 12-24 lbs by now. I burn over 500 cals a d... Read more

  • Fabulous Friday

    7/25/2014 9:34:41 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Friday, July 25, 2014... Read more

  • Terrific Thursday

    7/24/2014 10:44:18 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Thursday, July 24, 2014... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday

    7/23/2014 7:19:51 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014... Read more

  • Terrible Tuesday

    7/22/2014 5:07:22 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014. I was just told by my doctor that I cannot work out for two more weeks and after he takes stitches out.... Read more

  • Marvelous Monday

    7/21/2014 8:43:58 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Marvelous Monday, July 21, 2014.... even though I am not suppose to work out. I am contemplating getting back on my bike again today.... Read more

  • Tea Sandwiches by TopsBear

    7/21/2014 2:22:58 PM, by IMAVISION

    Ideas/recipes too mouthwateringly delectable sounding not to share. Enjoy!
    al.asp?blog_id=5742829 ... Read more

  • Plan Ahead

    7/21/2014 11:43:43 AM, by MRSYATES84

    After two months of binge emotional eating and a whopping 18 pound gain, I was ready two weeks ago to get back to where I felt good again. Over these last two weeks of not emotional eating, cleaning up my eating and working out consistently I have re-learned how important it is to plan ahead. So I g... Read more

  • Riding a Bike

    7/20/2014 9:12:21 PM, by TRINITYEMMALISE

    I tried to run some on the treadmill this morning and that was easier than running outside, the pain was not as bad. After doing some research I think I have shin splints. I am going to slow down on running outside, build up to it on the treadmill and continue strength training. I am also able to do... Read more

  • Day 6 - Sore

    7/20/2014 4:22:27 PM, by EXPIREDROSES1

    Had a great last few days. Took Friday off and got some mulch and dirt for the front rose garden. Saturday was picking up rock and pouring concrete and today is relaxing. We've been eating out quite a bit the past few days but it isn't anything too horrible and I don't eat much at a time anyway.... Read more

  • Special Sunday

    7/20/2014 3:31:37 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Sunday, July 20, 2014... Read more

  • Sorry Saturday

    7/19/2014 3:28:52 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Saturday, July 19, 2014. It is a sorry Saturday. 10 more days until I can work out again!!!... Read more

  • Fed up Friday

    7/18/2014 9:39:31 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Friday July 18, 2014--Fed up with this injury. Ready to get back to working out. 12 days to go.... Read more

  • Rough Week

    7/17/2014 8:01:21 PM, by TRINITYEMMALISE

    For starters this week my daughter's car broke down so I am having to play taxi driver and help her and her boyfriend get back and forth to work as well as take the grand baby to daycare. Also I hurt my leg somehow Sunday jogging on the tails....I don't know if its a pulled muscle or a torn muscle. ... Read more

  • Terrible Thursday

    7/17/2014 5:49:24 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Thursday, July 17, 2014. Out of commission for two weeks, just as things were looking up.... Read more

  • Day 3 - Exhausted

    7/17/2014 7:22:50 AM, by EXPIREDROSES1

    I haven't exercised in a few days now, I go to work, come home and make dinner, then work some more. I am hoping this ends soon so I can stop stressing. I am running on about 4 hours of sleep and am putting in another 16-18 hour day of sitting on my tush with my brain hurting. Good news thoug... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday

    7/16/2014 8:31:26 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014... Read more

  • Day 2 - Frightened

    7/16/2014 9:41:58 AM, by EXPIREDROSES1

    I got to work at 5 AM yesterday and worked until 5 PM then came home, made a quick dinner, cleaned up, and worked from 6 to 11PM just to get into the office at 4:30 this morning. This isn't anything new either, I do this quite often. I had a talk with a friend about not having time to exercise som... Read more

  • In memory of my husband.

    7/16/2014 9:04:49 AM, by SNUZSUZ

    my husband, Dave, passed away 6 years ago today from cancer. He was a week from turning 55 years old. We were the same age, well he was a little more than 3 months older than me, and we were married for 34 years, although we had been separated for a long time before he passed. We had 3 children toge... Read more

  • Tremendous Tuesday

    7/15/2014 11:17:30 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014... Read more

  • Day 1 - Hopeful

    7/15/2014 2:32:15 PM, by EXPIREDROSES1

    I looked through my old pictures from college last night and realized I used to be very attractive; nothing like what I am today. I don't know why I am so hard on myself but I am sick of being fat. I have looked and looked and looked some more for that darn FitBit and can't find it. I shoul... Read more

  • Storming Marvelous Monday

    7/14/2014 7:28:12 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Stormy here but still a marvelous Monday. Monday, July 14, 2014. The start of 62.... Read more

  • My Journey

    7/14/2014 9:08:15 AM, by TRINITYEMMALISE

    I started out many times here on Sparks in the past but was never consistent with anything. My weight would go up and down and the more I gained the more depressed I became. I suffer from Bi-Polar 2 with is more depressive than manic, so anything that adds to depression does not help me. I get to... Read more

  • saturday june 12th

    7/13/2014 8:54:50 PM, by DENISE14971

    Yesterday, I was in a parade for the Eldridge Summer Festival and the route was kinda long, but I definitely got my workout I walked for a little over an hour, while passing out flyers for our new church that is coming in September. Really Really Excited about that. It was hot but I did ride on the... Read more

  • July 13 - Bunco win

    7/13/2014 7:07:06 PM, by JUDITH1654

    Have you seen the infomercial that advertises the "apple" cutter that's big enough to cut a watermelon? Well, that's what I won at Bunco. LOL But where to keep it???? ... Read more

  • Special Sunday

    7/13/2014 1:16:45 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Sunday, July 13, 2014... Read more

  • Satisfying Saturday

    7/12/2014 11:40:57 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Saturday, July 12, 2014... Read more

  • Fabulous Friday

    7/11/2014 7:39:18 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Friday, July 11, 2014... Read more

  • Update on requested prayer blog of July 6th!

    7/11/2014 5:26:56 PM, by IMAVISION

    Natalie posted this a few minutes after 7:30pm on July 8th... The love of my life has entered Heaven and is now fully healed. ... Read more

  • Terrific Thursday

    7/10/2014 11:10:32 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Thursday, July 10, 2014... Read more

  • July 10 - Discipline

    7/10/2014 12:48:53 PM, by JUDITH1654

    ....that's something I'm trying to work on as far as exercising goes. Last night, after work and feeding the cats, I mowed the front, as tired as I was, but was glad I did. With three days off, I wanted to have the mowing behind me to focus on other projects. And as much as I hate going to the re... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday

    7/9/2014 11:55:15 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014... Read more

  • July 9 - Off

    7/9/2014 7:09:08 PM, by JUDITH1654

    I have the next three days off and looking forward to it! Though it will be busy - doctor, car repair, dietician classes, garage to clean, papers to organize, kitchen to paint, etc., etc. Getting ready to mow the yard tonight so I can enjoy the next three days and tend to things that always se... Read more

  • Mentally Wrung Out...

    7/9/2014 12:21:24 PM, by MRSYATES84

    I was starting to feel mentally wrung out and the more wrung out I felt the more I emotionally ate. I let dramatic family members and work stress leak into my healthy home life that I had worked hard to build. I watched as the scale started climbing up instead of down. The result was 18 pounds gaine... Read more

  • July 8 - Car

    7/8/2014 8:45:05 PM, by JUDITH1654

    The indicator light has come on again so I will have to take the car back in next week to be serviced. (sigh)... Read more

  • Tremendous Tuesday

    7/8/2014 8:01:45 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014... Read more

  • A busy 2014 so far

    7/8/2014 7:30:01 PM, by NETSUE64

    So much has happened this year! Not in the weight loss category, but I can live with the maintenance I have done. I got married which took a lot of time and attention away from the weight loss - completely worth it! Now my new husband (JeffAllen70) and I are adjusting and getting into the routine... Read more

  • Marvelous Monday

    7/7/2014 3:57:25 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Monday, July 7, 2014... Read more

  • Asking for your much appreciated prayers!

    7/6/2014 3:37:51 PM, by IMAVISION

    Natalie has gotten word from Hospice that her husband Chad will probably pass within a few days. She is asking for prayers of strength for her, t... Read more

  • Special Sunday

    7/6/2014 1:54:30 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Sunday, July 6, 2014... Read more

  • A hard day

    7/5/2014 6:29:19 PM, by SALADSALADSALAD

    I have had a miserable day and I am quite certain that I have been miserable to be around. I am pretty sure that I am suffering from the effects of withdrawal from soda. I am determined that I will stay strong. It has been less than a week, and I know that the first week is always the hardest. I... Read more

  • Satisfying Saturday

    7/5/2014 12:11:57 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Saturday, July 5th, 2014. My beautiful granddaughter's 6th birthday.... Read more

  • I think I can, I think I can

    7/5/2014 10:26:04 AM, by SALADSALADSALAD

    So many revelations this week! I did not realize that I was eating so much out of boredom. I also did not realize that I was finding such comfort in food. Wow! It is amazing the things that you start to realize once you start working hard to fix what is wrong. This first week back has been diff... Read more

  • Fabulous Friday

    7/4/2014 8:10:52 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Fabulous Friday, July 4, 2014... Read more

  • June Fitness Stats and July Goals

    7/4/2014 10:15:23 AM, by GYPSYGOTH

    Compared to May: Steps: 324,629 up from 318,448 Average steps per day: 10,820 up slightly from 10,272 Fitness Minutes: 4,362 up from 3,780 (getting closer to that 5,000 a month goal!) Calories Burned: 24,636 up from 22,732 Average calories burned per day: 821 up from 733 So...... Read more

  • Terrific Thursday

    7/3/2014 10:58:56 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Thursday, July 3, 2014... Read more

  • July 3 - Good News Re: car

    7/3/2014 12:35:00 PM, by JUDITH1654

    It's rare, but sometimes, you actually get good news regarding car repair. My "check engine light" (it's actually called 'malfunction indicator light'), was staying on the last couple of days. My thoughts was "great - another expense I can't afford". But I took it to my reliable car mecha... Read more

  • Tremendous Tuesday

    7/1/2014 11:38:13 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014... Read more

  • July 2014

    7/1/2014 10:24:38 AM, by SNUZSUZ

    My goals for July: Track ALL my food. Exercise 3x a week Lose 5 lbs-again! lol Cut down on smoking! I want my goals in writing so hopefully I will stick to them! I was down to 155 for about a month or so then started gaining it right back. I vow to lose that 5 lbs again this month. ... Read more