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  • Wednesday, July 30

    7/30/2014 3:11:24 PM, by LJOYCE55

    I have a bunch of stuff due to me by the end of this month, so of course everyone waits until the last @#$^&! day of the month. This means I will be working extra long today just to create the summary report. Ugh! 1. Workout this morning was a repeat of yesterday, so nice and sweaty. I also... Read more

  • Baby Smiles

    7/30/2014 6:16:43 AM, by JSTETSER

    Baby smiles are the most honest smiles Either a child likes you, or not. When you open your heart up to a child, you are often rewarded with love in return. ... Read more

  • Happyhump day

    7/30/2014 12:42:57 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and enjoy your day hugz... Read more

  • Vacation is Over

    7/29/2014 4:17:23 PM, by JOCYMC

    I just got back from a weeks vacation and I gained back the 3 pounds that I had lost over the past month. I'm back to the same weight as 2 years ago, as 1 year ago, as 6 months ago. I keep losing it and then finding it again. I've got to quit picking it back up when I find it. I quit Spark... Read more

  • Tuesday, July 29

    7/29/2014 11:11:43 AM, by LJOYCE55

    1. For workout this morning I alternated low and high resistance for the whole hour. This is not as fast as HIIT, but I did work up a great sweat. 2. Was under my calorie limit by 125 calories. Yeah!... Read more

  • ACTION !

    7/29/2014 6:11:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is a day to take action! Reach for your dreams with action today!... Read more

  • Tues

    7/29/2014 12:24:22 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sebding pe=rayers blessings and hugz... Read more

  • My DS can be so stupid

    7/28/2014 1:43:32 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; DS and Ex are talking. EX served him papers. His lawyer just sent her an answer to her claim. Ex says she has not received the papers - so DS emailed them to her. Now DS is telling me that Ex is saying that she agrees with everything and they are going to work it out without a ... Read more

  • Monday, July 28

    7/28/2014 1:37:01 PM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Had a great workout this morning. Did 2 sets of five min HIITs within 20 minutes followed by 30 minutes of high resistance eliptical fun. Also managed 30 minutes of weight training. Felt very productive and very sweaty. 2. Planned my day's food menu and so far it has been pretty easy to st... Read more

  • New day Monday

    7/28/2014 11:11:57 AM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    Crab Regatta 2014. Had a great weekend. We came in 3rd place. In this "race" you can only win 1st place once. We had 1 first, 2 seconds, and no thirds. So we went for 3rd. It's a fun race. You are judged for your enthusias... Read more

  • Letting Go and Loving Myself

    7/28/2014 9:46:20 AM, by DREAMSEEKER9

    I'm climbing out of a funk. I've been here before, and I've come out of it - I can do it again. Over the weekend, I prepared for a healthy week. I made my meal plan for the week. I bought my groceries and prepared healthy foods, as much as I could for this week. I saw my myofascial releas... Read more

  • Take your TIME!!

    7/28/2014 6:04:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Don't rush through the mountains~ Life is a journey, not a race! Notice the flowers and the fields, Trees and shrubs. Feel the soft breeze, and the bitter col... Read more

  • New WEEK

    7/28/2014 12:31:42 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your week be blessed sending prayers and blessings hugz... Read more

  • Sunday, July 27

    7/27/2014 8:22:22 PM, by LJOYCE55

    1. No exercise today and resting up from family BBQ yesterday. Walked miles just getting the patio ready and food cooked. My feet actually hurt before the party even started. Sheez!. 2. No idea what I ate yesterday, but did track today. Still I overate by 450 calories. Breakfast in a rest... Read more

  • Hiking boots

    7/27/2014 4:56:59 PM, by JSTETSER

    I just got home from a 4 day vacation with lots of hiking in the White Mountains. I volunteered as the Information Volunteer at Mizpah Hut on the Appalachian Trail. What fun!... Read more

  • "Fooducate" update

    7/27/2014 11:10:58 AM, by NANCY-

    Shhhh....took my hubby's tablet to Trader Joe's and quickly found out that the app is better on a cell phone, as the tablet couldn't find a wi-fi connection. DUH! But I'm still having fun scanning at home. Done with the frig and so far most of the stuff is graded A's and B's for the condiments... Read more

  • Gods day

    7/27/2014 2:16:16 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day be blessed sending prayewrs hugz... Read more

  • Saturday, July 26

    7/26/2014 8:35:28 PM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Did not do any formal exercise today as it is my day of rest. However, we threw a family party at my house and I was up and running around from 6AM until now (8PM). I am really, really tired. I am out of clean glasses (washer is running now) and my fridge is full of leftovers. Busy but reall... Read more

  • Day 11....Finally a good day!

    7/26/2014 3:03:04 PM, by MOUNTAINDEW3200

    Well....as you can see there were a few days missing since I last blogged. I spent those with headaches more stomach problems and light headedness. Today I feel pretty good with a few minor issues like a little bit of blurred vision. My weight has been up and down like a yo-yo over the last week ... Read more

  • "Fooducate" app helps me with label reading hell.

    7/26/2014 11:29:47 AM, by NANCY-

    No smartphones here yet, but we do have tablets. Well the free app wasn't available for my tablet, but it was for my hubby's. I convinced him to download it, and the fun began. The app allows you to scan the UPC code and gives a health grade for the item. The app also lists healthier alternatives. W... Read more

  • Outlander series coming to Starz Aug 9

    7/26/2014 10:08:05 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning: I have been a loyal fan of the Outlander book series by Diana Gabaldon since the first book. I have just finished her latest book. I am really looking forward to the series. So my other news, I weighed in today. I am the low... Read more

  • Big weekend

    7/25/2014 9:37:50 AM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    I have a big weekend ahead. Lots of running today to prepare for the weekend. It will be great! It's always fun to have a party. This year will be different. I will not drink uncontrolled. I will have other options that I will choose often. (ie. seltzer water with fresh limes and lemons,... Read more

  • I found this amusing...

    7/24/2014 7:20:26 PM, by GRATEFUL_DAWN

    Easy Vegan Meals by SparkPeople ebook has been on my wishlist for months now, but I had put off buying it because finances have been really tight. (Like $10-40 per week for groceries tight.) However, today I discovered that when I had signed up for SparkCoach for a year this past February, the ... Read more

  • Thursday, July 24

    7/24/2014 11:09:22 AM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Had a great session with my trainer today. She mentioned how much stronger I am than when I started. She is right, I am much more capable of doing the exercises she sets up for us. Feels great. 2. Went over my calorie count yesterday by 87 calories yesterday. Considering this and the nic... Read more

  • have not abandoned you all . been a long run .but i can see the light .

    7/24/2014 9:08:34 AM, by SUGARSMOM2

    I n May i fell into our tub . could not get out . after much pulling and pushing made it out . did not break any bones . just hurt . shoulder . so i waited . in june went to Florida with my daughter . we go every other year . it was our year . our year to see movies and eat out and just plain shop .... Read more

  • Drum roll please!

    7/24/2014 8:36:24 AM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    That was todays Sparkcoach motivation. And I have to say. They are right. I haven't done this new Restricted diet perfectly but I still am seeing results. Todays measurements showed improvement in almost every area of my b... Read more

  • Choice, Chance, Change

    7/24/2014 5:47:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    It all starts with making a choice. Decide what has to change. Take the chance! Put forth the effort to become something better! Change will come based on our decisions and our effort to commit to them. ... Read more

  • computers

    7/23/2014 9:50:41 PM, by MINNIE

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  • One day away from the next body measurement

    7/23/2014 12:48:47 PM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    Tomorrow I get measured for the first time since I began my Insulin Restricted diet. I am a little nervous. When I look in the mirror I don't see much change. When I put on my new pants I bought 2 months ago (cuz I was tired of being uncomfortable in my old clothes). They bag by the end of a day... Read more

  • Wednesday, July 23

    7/23/2014 10:22:59 AM, by LJOYCE55

    Need to finish up my work, make out my weekly menu plan and go to the grocery store today. At least shopping will increase my steps for the day. 1. Did 2 sets of 5 min HIIT today on the eliptical. A friend came over to comment on my general sweatiness and stamina which felt rather good. ... Read more

  • Camping at Gilson Pond

    7/23/2014 6:05:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    I found the most beautiful place to camp, and it is on my favorite mountain, Mt. Monadnock! We camped on Sunday and Monday nights. The campground was fairly empty. I loved the quiet! ... Read more

  • Happyhump day

    7/23/2014 12:31:49 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sending prayers and blessings live life to the fullest hugz... Read more

  • Tuesday, July 22

    7/22/2014 2:37:39 PM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Did a new function on the eliptical this morning. The machine I use does not make longer strides, but rather makes your steps deeper so that your knees come up higher. The hill function I used varies this width to make you work harder. So very sweaty half hour for that then half an hour at the... Read more

  • GREAT News!

    7/22/2014 1:37:19 PM, by JSTETSER

    My son and his wife both passed their medical board exams. We just found out 5 minutes ago. Congrats Dr. Mom and Dr. Dad! ... Read more

  • Today is a new day!

    7/22/2014 9:50:17 AM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    First a funny, made me laugh out loud. Still going. I gained from my all-time low but I'm not worrying about it. It will come off again. I'm no where near where I started so its going in the right direction. Probably a flu... Read more

  • 3+ accomplishments I am proud of today

    7/22/2014 12:47:58 AM, by GRATEFUL_DAWN

    1. I walked 12,816 steps throughout the course of my day. (That's 6.25 miles.) 2. I got most of the dishes done at home. (I was really behind.) This will make meal prep easier which will help me fix healthier meals. 3. I found the directions to my client's house for tomorrow so that my morning w... Read more

  • Tues

    7/22/2014 12:28:42 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and enjoy life sending light love joy happiness and prayers and many many blessings hugz... Read more

  • Just read a blog.

    7/21/2014 8:14:02 PM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    I just read a blog that brought tears to my eyes. A soon to be 40 yo young woman is dealing with crippling pain on a daily basis. My heart just goes out to her. Here I am. In great shape and upset over a little weight fluctuations. I am so grateful to not be going through t... Read more

  • Been a long time since I posted a Blog....Stuff you all missed

    7/21/2014 6:50:59 PM, by LILYPUDGE

    Not sure I remember how. Last was in 2011. Yikes! Now things have really, really changed. I'm now working from home in a job I adore. I'm a case manager for a major insurance company and I've never been professionally happier! Greg and I just had our 10th wedding anniversary :) Home i... Read more

  • Back on the wagon

    7/21/2014 3:24:22 PM, by MYVITAL

    Ok so I was at 232 at my lowest (well maybe 229 after a flu but that doesn't count- or does it?) and now I am at 243.3 as of this morning. I need to get off my a$$ and do something about it. I am still on the list for bariatric surgery but I want to take another 20 or so pounds off before that ha... 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

  • Monday, July 21

    7/21/2014 9:56:03 AM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Great exercise this morning. 3 sets of HIIT - 5 min, 3 min, 2 min. Soooo sweaty. I also did some weight training for 20 minutes. 2. Kept under my calorie goals for yesterday. This offsets Saturday's 250 overage by half, so I feel better now. Need to keep track more diligently this wee... Read more

  • Monday, July 21

    7/21/2014 9:55:58 AM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Great exercise this morning. 3 sets of HIIT - 5 min, 3 min, 2 min. Soooo sweaty. I also did some weight training for 20 minutes. 2. Kept under my calorie goals for yesterday. This offsets Saturday's 250 overage by half, so I feel better now. Need to keep track more diligently this wee... Read more

  • woke up this morning with a legal response to DS's ex

    7/21/2014 8:40:25 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I got up early to go to the gym b/c I have some errands to run this morning. Well after I opened my email, there was a legal document for us to review and then a conference call today. I have to rearrange my schedule again for DS. I know this is needed for me to be involved with... Read more

  • Feeling Better....DAY 5

    7/20/2014 10:20:14 PM, by MOUNTAINDEW3200

    Finally feeling better. :) Got my appetite back and feeling much more energetic. Starting a new challenge tomorrow....it's for the entire month of August....a workout challenge and I'm hoping to complete it. It's a Beachbody challenge. I'm super excited about it and glad I'm feeling well enoug... Read more

  • Sunday, July 20

    7/20/2014 6:26:26 PM, by LJOYCE55

    1. No exercise today, but tons of walking as I shopped for decorations for a wedding shower for my son and future daughter in law. Since I was shopping for four hours, I figure at least one of them can count as exercise. 2. Went over my calorie count yesterday by 250 calories. Not horrid, but... Read more

  • Loved todays Sparkchallenge

    7/20/2014 9:02:06 AM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    I loved todays Sparkquote on the Sparkcoach today. I know this for a fact because I spent many years doing nothing mostly feeling sorry for myself. Well no more!!! We're fighting and winning! ... Read more

  • Special People

    7/20/2014 6:02:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    "We must hold in our minds these utterly contradictory thoughts: not one of us matters at all; each of us is infinitely precious." -- Jane Emily Bowers Today I am thankful for my two sisters, Donna and Amanda, and how special they... Read more

  • Gods day

    7/20/2014 1:11:29 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Please pray for me that everything will work out by tuesday I am sending prayers love light laughter joy blessings and prayers hugz... Read more

  • Day 3 & 4

    7/19/2014 5:27:32 PM, by MOUNTAINDEW3200

    Friday I did really well. However, I felt sick all day and was light headed. Kept feeling like I was going to pass out. I was eating healthy and stayed away from sugar. We had dinner at Golden Coral which I had not eaten at for several years but I they have a good variety of fruits and vegetable... Read more

  • Saturday, July 19

    7/19/2014 1:12:57 PM, by LJOYCE55

    1. No official workout today, but worked up a glorious sweat by cleaning the upstairs. Who knew I would sweat so much by vacuuming the ceilings? 2. Went over my calorie count yesterday yet AGAIN! So so not helping myself.... Read more

  • Weigh-in Disappointment / Smart Decisions

    7/19/2014 12:54:28 PM, by NANCY-

    Mapped out my day! Whole Foods Weigh-in Reward Anniversary Sale Trader Joe's At Whole Foods just got what was on my list, It was on the way to my weigh-in. Had to wait for the store to open, so I began to fantasize about the additional pound or two I would be down. Well I got a dose ... Read more

  • Oh my gosh!

    7/19/2014 9:59:44 AM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    I did it! I'm lowest I've been in 6 years. I feel amazing. Taking up the challenge to do 10,000 steps a day with my regular exercise so this should be interesting! I have 6 sparkteams so I think I won't be part of another one. I'm hoping ... Read more

  • Had good week overall

    7/19/2014 9:17:42 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good morning- Had some stress but b/c I have exercised nearly every day I do not feel so drained. Had 2 VA appts with DS. One was very beneficial and the other was not needed. I still think we learned much from the appt, but some how the appt was made for physical therapy but there was no orders... Read more

  • 15 months!

    7/19/2014 8:17:35 AM, by KLMAYS08

    Our little one is 15 months old today! themaysbabyandmore.blogs
    pot.com/2014/07/15-months.
    html ... Read more

  • Poor Bear

    7/19/2014 6:10:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    There is an injured young bear in the woods near my home. He limps around, and now is becoming a nuisance. I am no longer able to run down our dirt roads in peace. I feel bad for the poor bear. He needs some medical attention,... Read more

  • Saturday

    7/19/2014 12:34:55 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Time is of the essence I need to put a move on it prayers blessings hugz light laughter joy and happiness... Read more

  • Celebrating Today

    7/18/2014 1:13:45 PM, by DREAMSEEKER9

    Today, I am celebrating... all of the support shown to me (feeling very blessed), all my new SparkFriends, feeling more powerful, feeling more love for myself. And I just spoke with my doctor, who confirmed that my ultrasound results yesterday were all normal! I wanted to share... Read more

  • Friday, July 18

    7/18/2014 11:48:02 AM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Did 60 min cardio on eliptical this morning. No HIIT, but still worked up a sweat. 2. Did not stay within my calorie range yesterday. No party plans for this weekend, so should be much easier to maintain this goal.... Read more

  • Running

    7/18/2014 9:00:13 AM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    I have loved running. Still do. Been afraid because of my knees first when took me out of the habit. Then I'm off because I have to eat within an hour of rising on this restricted diet by the time I'm ready to run I'm doing som... Read more

  • An Important Day

    7/18/2014 5:59:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    After a short family walk to the Church, Lina was christened. It was a simple ceremony with friends and family present. It was a peaceful time where we placed... Read more

  • Day 2 .... Getting it under control

    7/17/2014 9:33:39 PM, by MOUNTAINDEW3200

    Well....today is going better than yesterday. I actually took my shot last night and started back on Metformin this evening and my bs is at 395 after dinner. Still not the greatest but it's slowly improving. I did a 20 min workout although I was sick to my stomach all day and felt dizzy and weake... Read more

  • Scary Stuff

    7/17/2014 6:29:46 PM, by LITTLEWIND53

    My sister forwarded this email to me. The source is unknown. IDIOT SIGHTING 1 My daughter and I went through the McDonald's take-out window and I gave the clerk a R10 note. Our total was R9.20, so I also handed her a twenty cent piece as well. She said, 'you gave me too much money. ... Read more

  • Amazed at God's Timing Today

    7/17/2014 1:09:29 PM, by DREAMSEEKER9

    I woke up this morning, not having slept well at all, dreading this day. Specifically, I was dreading the ultrasound that my doctor had prescribed for me to rule out any abnormalities in my reproductive system. Not that I can reproduce - I had damage to my organs in 1993, when I was 17 years old, ... Read more

  • Thursday, July 17

    7/17/2014 10:38:51 AM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Had personal trainer session today and she did not disappoint. Lots and lots of arms and core work with some heavy rope waves at the end for cardio. Sweat was dripping off my face before I was half done. Whew! 2. Kept to my calorie range yesterday - yeah me!!!!!... Read more

  • Sometimes it's my fault.

    7/17/2014 9:48:19 AM, by LARAESTAR

    Over this week I have felt defeated. I looked in the mirror and did not recognize the body I saw reflecting back at me. I knew there was a healthier person behind all of the weight but I simply could not find them. The truth 'I lo... Read more

  • Back on the Mountain Top!

    7/17/2014 9:00:35 AM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    If you've been following my blog you have seen me struggle with weight loss for a few months now. Found a great way of eating and totally blew it in one weekend. Well I'm back to my lowest in a few months. Waiting to break through to lower weight. One-der-land is on the horizon and b... Read more

  • The echo~

    7/17/2014 5:41:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Be careful what you send out- It will come back to you. ... Read more

  • I'm back!!!

    7/17/2014 12:23:23 AM, by MOUNTAINDEW3200

    Well....I've lost 20 lbs but my bs was 589 tonight and I had to take a shot to get it down. Once again I'm denouncing sugar! Please stop by and help me stay on track....any and all advice or encouragement is welcome! I love this site and know I can do this!... Read more

  • Oops! Wake Up Call

    7/16/2014 11:13:57 AM, by RENIESSPARKIN

    I've caught myself making a major gaffe! I've been so hot with our weather here in northern Utah, that I started drinking McD's Caramel Frappes! Can you believe a diabetic would be so foolish? Well, I just posted my intake on my SP Food Cou... Read more

  • got my exercise in already

    7/16/2014 9:06:33 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; conference call with lawyer confusing. There is no way they can understand the entire picture in such a short time. I have to turn it over. As my DH keeps saying it is not our problem but our DS. I have to remember to keep me first with my exercise and my tracking o... Read more

  • ToF Week 4 Day 3 - Making Myself a Priority.

    7/16/2014 8:55:50 AM, by NANCY-

    Little did I realize what a treasure this 12-week program would be. There are challenging workouts, encouragement... what a wonderful opportunity. I would be a fool to not take advantage of what is before me. This is my shot. The first few weeks gave me that jump-start I needed. I'm not too sure wha... Read more

  • Wednesday, July 16

    7/16/2014 8:40:45 AM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Did 60 min of cardio, but without the HIIT. Weather is clear and not too hot, so I think a walk at lunch will be a good idea. 2. Went 130 calories over my range yesterday. Would have been fine without that late night skinny cow ice cream sandwich. I was hungry, but maybe a cup of berrie... Read more

  • Fessing up and Forgivemess

    7/16/2014 5:37:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I my son told me of a time 10 years ago when I said something that offended him. It took him a long time to be able to confront me and tell me. Today is my day to ask forgiveness and make things right. I try so hard to help my kids. It is a humbling thing to realize that sometime... Read more

  • Tuesday, July 15

    7/15/2014 6:36:18 PM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Did another 10 minutes of HIIT again today (2 5 minute sets). Really felt wonderful. 2. Kept to my calorie goals again yesterday - Yeah me.... Read more

  • This Land is My Land

    7/15/2014 11:48:54 AM, by KLMAYS08

    New post. themaysbabyandmore.blogs
    pot.com/2014/07/this-land-
    is-my-land.html ... Read more

  • You don't feel the mountain top as well if you've never really been in the valley

    7/15/2014 10:27:36 AM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    Today I have slid back 4 lbs. So it's in the valley for me today. I really don't want to even think about why. Just put it behind me and go forward even more committed. (Those 8 beers Sunday didn't help ) It only confirms my insulin resistance. I passed 1,000 minutes for Ju... Read more

  • Balance

    7/15/2014 6:04:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am taking the day off from my serious exercise plan. I have been running, hiking or biking every day for most of the summer. Last night I realized that I am getting tired and a bit snippy towards my husband. When the good attitude goes, it is time to reevaluate my life. There are people who g... Read more

  • Tues

    7/15/2014 12:16:37 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and sending prayers to all hugz gor all... Read more

  • I Cheated!!!

    7/14/2014 6:07:22 PM, by JUNIORSSISTER

    One of the few I have of me at 245 plus, probably closer to 260. But you know that ole saying if you don't see the number on the scale you never really weighed it. Yup, that's the view I took. The pic on the right is July 2014 18... Read more

  • Got up very early to go to gym

    7/14/2014 2:55:43 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; the situation with DS and his ex has been weighing on me. I got on the web and found a lawyer. we are getting a free consultation via phone b/c baby is out of state. The lawyer was very nice. She is going to lay out the pros and cons of the all scenarios. DS will have to decid... Read more

  • Journey towards 1000 exercise minutes in July

    7/14/2014 1:20:55 PM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    Happy Monday all! Looking forward to breaking that 1000 exercise minutes for July goal. Today it's a marathon of housecleaning and pool keeping. Hope your day is great. P.s. Had a small victory this weekend. The weekends on the water are a big chall... Read more

  • Monday, July 14

    7/14/2014 11:20:56 AM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Had a great workout this morning. Did 10 minutes of HITT in 2 five minute sets. Very very sweaty. 2. Kept below my calorie range yesterday. This felt great as well.... Read more

  • ToF Week 4 Taking Away the Fear.

    7/14/2014 9:10:55 AM, by NANCY-

    So the first three weeks have been pretty good. I have been making myself log my food, because it is only a short term goal. It is a challenge, so I can play along for the short term. Besides one of the benefits is it is helping me be more mindful about my choices. I know many Sparkers need to do a ... Read more

  • New Girl on the Job!

    7/14/2014 5:56:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are some jobs in this world that many people expect to find a man doing. Park Manager is one of those positions. What a joy to find an intelligent, energetic woman working as the new park manager of Monadnock State Park! E... Read more

  • Day 69 - Still here!

    7/13/2014 11:49:27 PM, by WENJW51

    So I'm still on these walls. Scale is heading in the right direction even though I'm struggling. I can see I'm changing but part of me is still fighting those changes at every corner. No way am I giving up. I never thought I would be willing to exercise - I am! Have to be in the pool for now and s... Read more

  • Went to gym this morning

    7/13/2014 2:53:09 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon-waiting to watch the World Cup. Today is a day to get little stuff in the house done. I wanted to get my exercise out of the way. I was at the gym very early while it was still cool. DS decided to go for a walk early instead of going to the gym. I am calling a lawy... Read more

  • Unable to change Status

    7/13/2014 2:29:17 PM, by JSTETSER

    Hi friends, for the past month, I have been unable to change my status. How do I get technical assistance with this? ... Read more

  • Sunday, July 13

    7/13/2014 1:00:15 PM, by LJOYCE55

    1. No exercise today either - way too lazy. 2. Went over my calorie goals by 300 yesterday - I really have to concentrate today. Work to a plan and measure everything before I put it on my plate. Seems so simple, doesn't it?... Read more

  • Just got home

    7/13/2014 11:55:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    I spent a great weekend working on Monadnock trails. Today I get to clean up for a week of work!... Read more

  • ToF Week 3 Ends I am a River?

    7/13/2014 11:27:31 AM, by NANCY-

    1CRAZYDOG shared this quote from Helen Reed: “Life is a constant series of adjustments- it flows like a river, swelling with rain and receding with drought, with its banks reshaping in time.” This week has been a mixed bag of challenges and progress. Progress: Since I started ToF, as of my l... Read more

  • Gods day

    7/13/2014 1:34:33 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy life be blessed sending prayers light love joy and happiness hugz... Read more

  • Have a wonderful weekend.

    7/12/2014 6:03:57 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good evening; DS went back to his house. DH & I are having a wonderful weekend. Initially, I was upset DH went to WW and lost 4.2 pounds in one week again. I had to say some prayers. I know men lose weight faster, but I am doing good, but my weight loss is about 1 lb a week. Sometimes not ev... Read more

  • Saturday, July 12

    7/12/2014 10:34:26 AM, by LJOYCE55

    1. No exercise today -day of rest. We are going out with friends, so some walking. 2. Went over my calorie limit yesterday by 500 calories. Problems were a mocha light frapaccino yesterday as well as eating out. Well, the food was not really the problem, it was that second martini after di... Read more

  • Saturday, July 12

    7/12/2014 10:33:59 AM, by LJOYCE55

    1. No exercise today -day of rest. We are going out with friends, so some walking. 2. Went over my calorie limit yesterday by 500 calories. Problems were a mocha light frapaccino yesterday as well as eating out. Well, the food was not really the problem, it was that second martini after di... Read more

  • 180 Ville- I'm Here

    7/12/2014 8:07:31 AM, by JUNIORSSISTER

    Spark motovational quotes www.sparkpeople.com/reso
    urce/quotes.asp?Page=8 Patience is just not a virtue I possess. But if I worked harder on my patience level it might be an easier ride I mi... Read more

  • Saturday

    7/12/2014 12:02:41 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your weekend be very blessed sending prayers love light joy and happiness hugz to all my friends... Read more

  • Wow! Who knew?

    7/11/2014 2:28:02 PM, by RENIESSPARKIN

    I can hardly believe it, but ... Since I've been getting the shots to build my immune system and get rid of the miserable hives, I'VE BEEN FEELING BETTER and doing better with my diabetes as well. I've been able to increase the number of steps I take each day! ... Read more

  • Could be hormones

    7/11/2014 11:04:09 AM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    I just want to say how much I appreciate all of you. I have been a serial blogger for the past couple of weeks and no one is complaining. It's a whole new change for me and I'm so excited and scared. I've been on a plateau which been told this is ex... Read more

  • Friday, July 11

    7/11/2014 10:39:26 AM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Workout this morning was just cardio, but still nice and sweaty. I love the elliptical machine since I can go really fast without being afraid of having a misstep and falling. There are rail guards on both sides to use as stabilizers for further safety. Love it. 2. Went over my calorie ... Read more