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  • Wednesday, August 20

    8/20/2014 2:00:19 PM, by LJOYCE55

    So went for my mammogram today. So cool that they have appts at 7AM and on. I was in and out in just a few minutes and no traffic to fight on the way there. Of course, traffic was heating up on the way back. 1. Did my usual low/high resistance workout on the eliptical this morning at the gym... Read more

  • Winding down or Amp it up

    8/20/2014 10:29:26 AM, by NANCY-

    The final weigh in is on September 4th. That's just 15 days away. Last night at WOW (workout of the week) we were half joking about fasting to get better results on the scale. With my meds, fasting is out of the question. I am not near my goal, so should I chuck it all in, NO. ... Read more

  • Another wonderful morning

    8/20/2014 9:30:09 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning - got my exercise in this morning. Going to a doctor appt for DD. She is 36 weeks. She is still commuting, but not today due to doctor appt. I babysat GD while DD and SIL went out to dinner. They came back all happy to have time together. I bought a new book for GD. I read abou... Read more

  • Teaming Up

    8/20/2014 9:26:47 AM, by DREAMSEEKER9

    I haven't really invested time into becoming involved in any teams here on SP on a regular basis, but I want to change that now. Last weekend, I nurtured my creative side by participating in an all-day crop with the Scrapalicious team. For those non-scrapbookers out there, "crop" means to trim... Read more

  • Back to Real Life

    8/20/2014 9:19:42 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    We have had our young grandsons staying with us in France for the past 3 weeks and any thoughts of dieting have gone completely out of the window. We have enjoyed ourselves going out and about. We visited a monkey colony where the monkeys are free to leap from tree to tree above our heads. We... Read more

  • Life Is Like a Camera!

    8/20/2014 6:10:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    Words to live by!... Read more

  • Happyhump day

    8/20/2014 12:14:20 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day be blessed and sending prayers hugz... Read more

  • Happyhump day

    8/20/2014 12:14:17 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day be blessed and sending prayers hugz... Read more

  • Have you met the family of Vincent Van Gough?

    8/19/2014 11:00:45 PM, by LITTLEWIND53

    This is so funny, I am still laughing.... www.ba-bamail.com/Conten
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    rid=871665#.U_QOaPldW2E Sorry, no disrespect intended to the Van Gough family or anyone else....... Read more

  • if you have a body

    8/19/2014 7:36:58 PM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    This is my motivation today. I have always seen atheletes as people who are actively exercising their bodies on a consistent basis and strive for a goal This is us. We do this on a regular basis so all of us are atheletes!... Read more

  • Enjoying Time With My Uncle

    8/19/2014 6:55:13 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    My uncle lives in a very small town in IL, roughly an hour from Chicago. According to the last population census report there aren't even 1,000 people in this small town. He's lived in the same house since before I was born. He moved into it right after it was built in 1977. My uncle lives hal... Read more

  • Tuesday, August 19

    8/19/2014 2:05:40 PM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Did my half hour of fast eliptical then half hour of high resistance eliptical today instead of changing it up every 10 minutes. Much harder to keep the fast pace up. 2. Did not keep to my calorie range yesterday. One more day not on track.... Read more

  • Thank You!

    8/19/2014 1:24:43 PM, by LARAESTAR

    Checking in and sending out all of my love and hugs to you guys for your support and encouragement as I start this new journey online. I'm excited! My question to you this week: What's your story?... Read more

  • Weigh In

    8/19/2014 12:39:32 PM, by MRSYATES84

    My mom and me decided that we were going to do a weight loss couples challenge. Whichever couple loses the most percentage of weight at the end of August wins and has to buy the other couple spa pedicures. We also added in a fun extra challenge of if you don't workout 4 days a week you have to give ... Read more

  • today

    8/19/2014 12:28:07 PM, by BYEPOUNDS

    not much new, just wanted to say hi... Read more

  • About Me...

    8/19/2014 12:27:06 PM, by MRSYATES84

    1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? My middle name is the same as my grandma on my mom's side, but my first name was a name my mom loved! 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Last night, I cry when I am frustrated and I was frustrated 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? When I am writing... Read more

  • 50 Years in the Making

    8/19/2014 8:25:30 AM, by JUNIORSSISTER

    50 Years in the Making. I started.. I Finished.. 5 hours 49 seconds.. I lost my dad in 2009, and my mom in 2011. My promise to them both, to live the most healthy life I could. In my grief and my fear, I ate. The sic... Read more

  • wow what a day yesterday with exercise

    8/19/2014 8:22:03 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    good Morning; Yesterday, I did the gym in the morning and lots of chores for DD. DD has been very nice to me. Yesterday, I did 5 loads of laundry, cleaned her house and took Addy to and from daycare. DD cooked a lovely meal which I could eat. GD was fun to be with- no tantrums. She is talkin... Read more

  • Motivated!

    8/19/2014 5:38:24 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are some things in life that it takes little to motivate me to to. I just love to be out in nature with my husband, so hiking and biking is easy. I deep cleaning, on the other hand, takes more motivation. Here is my motivation! Read more

  • Tues

    8/19/2014 1:28:27 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day be blessed hugzz... Read more

  • Lots of changes

    8/18/2014 6:22:08 PM, by DEPOTMODE

    I realized I haven't posted in several months. I'll be honest, I fell off the SP wagon. I got married, I moved 200 miles to a tourist destination, and have been trying to find a new job while setting up a new household. And my new husband has been traveling quite a bit for work. Lots of stressful ch... Read more

  • Accomplishments I am proud of today - Day 7

    8/18/2014 4:39:42 PM, by GRATEFUL_DAWN

    1) I got up at 4 a.m. and started going through boxes in my garage. 2) I fed my pets this morning 3) I ate lunch even though I didn't feel like it. From hope to do list from yesterday: #1 was #1 of what I wanted to get done yesterday. Still working on the water and the sleep. I h... Read more

  • Monday, August 18

    8/18/2014 2:23:11 PM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Did my weight training this morning that I should have done yesterday along with my cardio. Tired but worth it. 2. Went over my calorie range yesterday by 200. Will work better today.... Read more

  • Motivation

    8/18/2014 12:49:47 PM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    This motto is my motivation today. It got me off my butt to do my 8k training session for today. And because I did I set my new PR for a 5k. 43:40! It may not be very fast but it's my record! Hope everyone is... Read more

  • Egg white omlet

    8/18/2014 12:30:32 PM, by BYEPOUNDS

    I visited my sister who has had diabetes a lot longer than I have and she served me a homemade omlet which was simply delicious. I've not had good and tasty egg white omlets with spinach, mushrooms and onions. Hers was simply a real treat and delicious. Now I will try it at home again.... Read more

  • LaraeStar*

    8/18/2014 11:03:44 AM, by LARAESTAR

    My question to you: How has Vlogging or documenting your weight loss journey helped you? I'm interested in trying it out, again excuse the mess that is my face!... Read more

  • got my exercise in already

    8/18/2014 7:48:14 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I am on my home town time instead of DD's time. Talked to DH this morning. I did not go to late dinner last night- I was so tired by 6 pm -I could not function any more. I got myself a light dinner at Whole Foods. Took a good shower and went to bed- slept all night long. Wond... Read more

  • Saying good-bye to Summer

    8/18/2014 5:42:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    Transitions are important! Take time to prepare for the next phase of your life! School starts in a week, and I am mentally preparing to go back. 1/ Clean my desk at home 2. Start the routine that I will use for the year-my early morning time goes so fast! 3. Organize my closet. 4. ... Read more

  • New week

    8/18/2014 12:08:02 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    It can only get better sending light lover prayers joy and happiness with prayers and blessings hugz... Read more

  • need to be on alert.

    8/17/2014 6:04:06 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; I am at DD's house. I walk in the door. DD tells me that we are eating outside with a friend of theirs at 8 pm tonight. That is late for me when I just got in and got up at 3 am to take the first plane out this morning. I know the family but I am going to try to excuse myse... Read more

  • Accomplishments I am proud of today - Day 6

    8/17/2014 1:07:55 PM, by GRATEFUL_DAWN

    I am proud that I: 1) got up and fed my pets first thing this morning 2) cleaned out the litter boxes 3) had a healthy breakfast 4) walked my dog, Libby 5) met all of my Fast Track goals for today 6) tracked what I ate for breakfast 7) finished SparkCoach for the day Now I hope... Read more

  • Sunday, August 17

    8/17/2014 10:38:32 AM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Did not go to the gym today. Just did not feel like it and could not talk myself into this time. Will have to add weight training to tomorrow's cardio workout. 2. Stayed within my calorie range yesterday. ... Read more

  • Where are you going?

    8/17/2014 5:53:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    So often, in today's society, we are careful about telling people on social media where we are going. For the most part, I follow that rule. No one wants to tell a thief that their home is unattended, and risk being robbed. The other day, however, just of Spark, I said that I would be at the Liv... Read more

  • Gods day

    8/17/2014 12:03:42 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Let us celebrate him and enjoy life be blessed sending prayers and light hugz... Read more

  • Saturday, August 16

    8/16/2014 7:59:58 PM, by LJOYCE55

    1. No exercise today as it is Saturday. 2. Kept to my calorie range today, so that finally feels good as well. Nice Saturday.... Read more

  • Facing my Fear

    8/16/2014 7:44:27 PM, by JUNIORSSISTER

    Tomorrow is it. The big day has arrived. At 8:15 I will face my fear head on. 13.1 miles. This is just about taking the bull by the horns. I don't know what will happen, maybe I'll do great, maybe I won't finish. I've already decided it doesn't matter. What does matter, is that I signed up, I'm s... Read more

  • Gotta learn not give in to impluse/temptation

    8/16/2014 11:30:59 AM, by NANCY-

    Great news... this week's weigh in I was down. Now it's a total of 12 pounds. There are only three more weigh-ins left. My original goal was to be down 27 pounds over the 12 weeks. Sure I could probably drop 15, but it probably would not be healthy. Besides working toward a sustainable lifestyle is ... Read more

  • Just send GD a baby

    8/16/2014 10:34:46 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Going to see DD soon. She asked me to send her my GD's Christmas present early. She is going to give the doll to GD at the hospital when she delivers. I am going early b/c she is nesting again. She wants to organize her house and do more shopping. I am not sure what now. She... Read more

  • Find the beauty

    8/16/2014 6:39:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Find the beauty of today, and enjoy it. Be thankful for what you see! Let all the preconcieved images of today go~ and enjoy this beautiful day!... Read more

  • Saturday

    8/16/2014 1:02:25 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Trying to get it together clean up and clear out my house enjoy your day be blessed sending prayers hugz and blessings... Read more

  • NSV: Furthest Biked Distance to Date! (8/15/14)

    8/15/2014 11:19:54 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    Tonight I biked 16 miles in 80 minutes & burned over 400 calories on my recumbent bike! Needless to say the shower afterwards felt awesome! We're leaving at 3am to head out of town. I'm going to swim some laps while I'm at the hotel tomorrow afternoon. Sunday will be a much needed rest day. We shoul... Read more

  • Friday, August 15

    8/15/2014 12:03:55 PM, by LJOYCE55

    Still morning and I have made three errors that my boss caught. Feel pretty stupid and have learned once again that haste makes waste. 1. Did the high/low resistance on the eliptical today. Felt good. 2. Went way over my calorie range again yesterday. I feel like not reporting this ... Read more

  • lol, banks, bless them

    8/15/2014 10:33:34 AM, by BYEPOUNDS

    ok, thought the problem was me yesterday low and behold--I have a limit on how much daily that I can use of my money... Read more

  • I was a little down yesterday

    8/15/2014 10:04:12 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; yesterday I was a little down- emotionally. I tried to see what was happening to be like this. I think it was my diet - even though - everything was tracked and I exercised daily. I think I had too many carbs like fruit. I have been eating cherries and watermelon. I have even... Read more

  • Going the distance

    8/15/2014 9:23:52 AM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    It's been a crazy week. My best friend is moving away. Actually, she moved a year and a half ago but is back to pack up the house officially and go for good. It's been wonderful having her around and exhausting staying up late and packing. I've been off track wit... Read more

  • The Governor John B. Smith is back!

    8/15/2014 5:51:53 AM, by JSTETSER

    My husband well dress as The Governor John B Smith for the Living History Event . I will be dressed as his wife Emma E. Lavender. Together we will give a tour ... Read more

  • I'm Proud of my Baby Steps

    8/14/2014 11:58:04 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    I know the last several blogs in this week have sounded repetitive in nature but I can't help but be proud of the small steps I'm taking. This week I didn't focus so much on what I was eating but that I was drinking water & getting back into exercising. I've drank 64 oz of water the last 3 days in a... Read more

  • Thursday, August 14

    8/14/2014 8:17:27 PM, by LJOYCE55

    1. Worked out with my trainer today and did really well. I got through more exercises than I thought I could and finished up with some extra biceps curls. Felt tired, sweaty, and strong. 2. Overate yesterday again - when am I going to stop this?... Read more

  • 1/2 Marathon- Support Needed

    8/14/2014 7:18:27 PM, by JUNIORSSISTER

    Well friends, this demon in my head, I can do it, I can't do it. I don't know. But I'm just going for it. There is a 1/2 marathon in my local neighborhood. It is a flat course, so that is good, and I need to finish 13.1 miles i... Read more

  • walked three miles today

    8/14/2014 3:38:06 PM, by BYEPOUNDS

    not that it was such a gallant thing to do, I had to retrieve my car from the repair shop.....could have called a cab, but walked instead then had to reschedule a doctor's appointment then I went to another appointment, but becauseI carried a smaller purse this am while walking, I didn't h... Read more

  • Somethings Working

    8/14/2014 11:31:46 AM, by MRSYATES84

    Well my clean eating and low carb eating are working.. already I have a 3 pound loss and it isn't even the end of the week yet. Super excited and motivated to keep going!!! I am averaging around 45-50 grams of carbs a day, which is great and feels so much better. Already my acne has cleared up... Read more

  • My Dear Spark Friends, you may be right.

    8/14/2014 8:27:50 AM, by NANCY-

    Right about what you may ask? Looking forward to that boot camp that I swore never to return to. The last few day I have had much better fasting blood glucose numbers. Stressing, building muscular strength and endurance, oh my! ... Read more

  • Winter Project Finished!

    8/14/2014 5:53:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    After 6 months of planning, shopping, cutting and sewing, I finished my 1890's skirt. I will be wearing it at this year's Living History Event as Emma E. Lavender Smith. My husband will be The Governor John Butler Smith. He was... Read more

  • Gratitude

    8/14/2014 12:29:26 AM, by ALLISONMOM

    Tonight I am just going to do gratitude list God Family Friends Love Spark People Support Day 24 quit smoking Having job Home All who need Huggs and Prayers Andi... Read more

  • ROAD TRIP!

    8/14/2014 12:13:29 AM, by SUCCESSN2014

    We're leaving bright & early Saturday morning for IL. We'll stop for the night in TN. Then continue onto my uncle's house Sunday. If weather stays nice & we don't have traffic issues we should be there early afternoon. I've sat here the last few hours trying to come up with a plan as far as fo... Read more

  • Excuse-busting self talk

    8/13/2014 6:48:31 PM, by GRATEFUL_DAWN

    Today on SparkCoach, Spark Guy suggested blogging about an Excuse-busting self talk. I just finished work and am pretty wiped out so here is my list that I have come up with so far: Excuse - I'm tired. Buster - I will feel better and have more energy afterwards. Excuse - I don't fee... Read more

  • WAIT A MINUTE

    8/13/2014 4:47:20 PM, by RICHARJ

    Wait A Minute Taste & See That the one looking back in the mirror Is You and Is Me R we worth it to run this Race Or is it just the food we Taste Does it Matter that we tried and we failed Or do we just run like the dog does with his tail I don't know some times we come a... Read more

  • changes...

    8/13/2014 2:06:05 PM, by MRSYATES84

    I have been doing things a little differently lately and making changes. Recently I went on an 3 month emotional eating binge and I needed to stop. I was feeling sick and my PCOS symptoms were out of control and I was losing my grip on healthy fast. So the new changes are... 1. I put myse... Read more

  • car repairs etc

    8/13/2014 1:57:13 PM, by BYEPOUNDS

    today, i got my oil changed, one of the dash board lights wouldn't go out, so the technician said I needed a new gas cap, got that, they put it on got my tires rotated, they said I had 1 mm left on my brake pads so my garage took the car today as long as they could keep the car overnight...nice... Read more

  • Wednesday, August 13

    8/13/2014 10:12:02 AM, by LJOYCE55

    A note to barbanna: If you are doing 50 pushups and 80 situps each day, you are doing great. Pushups are weight training, btw, using body weight. Good for you. 1. Did high-low resistance today on the eliptical. The gym was pretty humid today and caused sweat to flow far earlier/more than my... Read more

  • I Won't Back Down

    8/13/2014 8:46:18 AM, by DREAMSEEKER9

    Day 2 of the Jillian Michaels Body Revolution ended up being a bust. I woke up with a migraine once again, they've been coming on more frequently lately. I also had a really stressful day at work. I stuck to the meal plan until mid-afternoon, when my migraine meds were kicking in and I was finall... Read more

  • Achy Breaky

    8/13/2014 8:45:42 AM, by NANCY-

    My body has been asking "What the heck are you thinking?" since last Friday. The aquatics workout left me feeling sore all weekend and finally on Monday the soreness abated a bit. But it was time for another aquatics session. Awoke Tuesday morning with soreness yet again. ARGH!!! so I though I would... Read more

  • Robin Williams' Wise Words

    8/13/2014 5:48:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    Rest in peace my friend.... Read more

  • Tired

    8/12/2014 11:19:54 PM, by ALLISONMOM

    Didn't sleep well last night so FBS was up this morning. Of course right now it's way too high anyways. Didn't want to exercise while at work today so walked this evening. Well time for bed night. Gratitude God Family Love Friends Spark People Day 23 quit smoking Support ... Read more

  • I was so worried but it turned out Ok

    8/12/2014 4:49:18 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good evening; I went to the dentist to get a temporary crown for my implant. I did not sleep the night b/4. I got to the dentist and it was fast and done well. On the way home, I went to the gym. I was grateful that it was better than expected. I do not know why I have always hate... Read more

  • back from vacation, motivated

    8/12/2014 1:36:53 PM, by BYEPOUNDS

    on the beach in the pool walking to the convention center keeping up with an eight year old good snack food in the room sunshine good mattress very grateful ... Read more

  • Tuesday, August 12

    8/12/2014 10:26:06 AM, by LJOYCE55

    Easy day at work today - just setting up for the quarterly reports and nagging people to provide the information I need. 1. Did weight training before my cardio today. This helps ensure I will actually do it, as I find doing the cardio first makes me tired enough to talk myself out of doing w... Read more

  • Slippery Slopes

    8/12/2014 5:59:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    What goes up, must come down, but how we hike down a mountain is for us to decide. We slowly descended the slippery slope of Mt. Madison. It was a rainy Monday, and we had no desire to rush this trail, and fall. The trails wer... Read more

  • Tues

    8/12/2014 12:21:10 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

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

  • Really Good Day

    8/11/2014 10:46:30 PM, by ALLISONMOM

    Let's start with Ally she had testing at school. She came out of it feeling good about it. That she had done the best she ever had. I did some exercise today as well as ate good today. My FBS down to 184 considering five days ago it was 286 it is going the right direction. Ally and ... Read more

  • SLOW & STEADY WINS THE RACE

    8/11/2014 9:07:16 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    I can actually say I'm proud of what I accomplished today. We went to lunch before heading to Wal-Mart. I had a club sandwich & side salad with a sweet tea. My go to healthy meal at our favorite restaurant. It may not seem healthy but considering all of the other things on the menu (wings, burg... Read more

  • Monday, August 11

    8/11/2014 8:16:34 PM, by LJOYCE55

    Interesting day where I had to tell my boss's boss how much work he owed to ME! Usually my reports go the other way, so this was kind of fun. 1. Did interval training today - 3 sets of 5 minutes each (30 sec fast + 10 sec recovery) 2. Went over my calorie range on Sunday, so eating less... Read more

  • Frustrated & Ready For Stress to Go Away

    8/11/2014 4:53:03 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    I'm tired of bending over backwards to help adult children, especially when they aren't even mine. That's what I get for thinking that "Oh well his son will act differently from his daughter. They do have two seperate mothers." HA! His son is nothing but lazy and wants everything handed to him. I'll... Read more

  • Third Time's the Charm

    8/11/2014 9:37:56 AM, by DREAMSEEKER9

    I'm starting today the Jillian Michaels Body Revolution (JMBR)... for the third time. For those not familiar with it, it's a 13-week program - 15 DVDs that increase in intensity every 2 weeks. There is also a recommended meal plan with it - no supplements, all healthy recipes. The first tim... Read more

  • The Giver

    8/11/2014 8:36:34 AM, by NANCY-

    I was raised to be a giver. I have always given to everybody, except to me. My needs were considered secondary. It is not selfish to take care of oneself. What do I need for my own well-being? What to I need to give to myself? These simple questions need answers that I was not taught. N... Read more

  • Madison Spring Hut

    8/11/2014 5:58:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    A hut stay is always educational and entertaining. On a full night at Madison Spring Hut, you find 70 people from all walks of life relaxing from their long hike up the mountain. Families, friends and thru hikers all gather for a beautiful meal and to discuss their experience of hiking in. Read more

  • Monday

    8/11/2014 12:27:26 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    New week preparing for surgery on the 27th sending prayers blessings and hugz... Read more

  • Sunday, August 10

    8/10/2014 7:55:55 PM, by LJOYCE55

    Spent the entire day outside at a festival. This may sound pretty normal, but normal for me is only seeing the outside when I step out of the car to go into a building. Literally. I hate the outside. Anyway, this festival had several tents with seating and the vendors were all under tents as well. ... Read more

  • went to a wedding this weekend

    8/10/2014 6:58:32 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good evening; My DH's nephew's wedding. It was a lovely time, but we had the responsibility of his parents 88 & 89- very frail. FIL was going to drive himself when he is a danger on the road. When anyone greeted him, he would say I am still alive. MIL is very weak and used a walker. there... Read more

  • Ways I would like to improve

    8/10/2014 4:07:40 PM, by GRATEFUL_DAWN

    Recently I have been noticing that I have been having lots of pain and swelling in the first joints of some of my fingers. I decided to look up the mental cause in a book that I have called "Permanent Healing" by Dr. Daniel R. Condron. I looked up hands. The book said that the disorder was caus... Read more

  • Foggy Hike

    8/10/2014 6:35:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes hiking up a trail can be more challenging than expected. Our trip to Madison Spring Hut became a mysterious hike through fog, over slippery stones, and the threat of worse weather on the way. Sometimes the anticipation ... Read more

  • Gratitude

    8/10/2014 1:40:01 AM, by ALLISONMOM

    Just doing gratitude way past time for bed. God Family Love Friends Spark People Support Huggs Andi... Read more

  • Gods day

    8/10/2014 12:40:01 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Boy do I need this one am very confused about life sending many prayers and blessings to all Hugz Shara... Read more

  • Accomplishments I am proud of - Day 5

    8/10/2014 12:05:38 AM, by GRATEFUL_DAWN

    Looks like I took a break. I am going to continue where I left off. Today I am proud that I: * went shopping for healthy food for the week * followed the meal plan suggested by SparkPeople, pretty much * tracked my food * tracked my fitness * walked 45 minutes * finished SparkCoa... Read more

  • DOWN DAY

    8/9/2014 10:12:27 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    Today was a painful day between lower back pain & Mother Nature giving me issues. I have a fairly high tolerance for pain but when laying in my recliner almost brings me to tears, its time to take some action. Alan went to Walgreens (after we ate some lunch) and got me a heating pad. Heating pad + c... Read more

  • Saturday, August 9

    8/9/2014 7:43:58 PM, by LJOYCE55

    1. no workout on Saturday 2. Barely within my calorie range today, but still a win.... Read more

  • I'M OVERWHELMED WITH JOY!

    8/9/2014 4:38:12 PM, by RENIESSPARKIN

    Hi all: I just couldn't believe all the glorious Birthday Wishes I got from all these SP friends. Thanks to all: Nancy Patti Linda GardensForLife 19Diamond54 KathyJ... Read more

  • Common Ground

    8/9/2014 8:06:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    I found the nicest little coffee shop near Bar Harbor Maine called Common Ground. Their specialty is popovers. It is run on donations, and the profits go to help struggling families on the island. ... Read more

  • Saturday

    8/9/2014 12:10:28 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and sending many prayers for all in need light love joy and happiness hugz... Read more

  • RESTARTING WITH BABY STEPS

    8/8/2014 11:29:25 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    Life isn't perfect. We always try to make plans with the best intentions. "This month I'm going to eat healthier, exercise more, drink water, etc". We mean well and most of the time start out with a BANG but then BAM life happens. Before we know it days, weeks, months, or even years have gone by bef... Read more

  • Good and Tough Day

    8/8/2014 11:27:22 PM, by ALLISONMOM

    Day started out good. But as the day went on my toes started hurting real bad it was hard to walk. Need some ideas on what to do considering I won't be able to walk much. What happened you ask? I got a blister between my two littlest toes and it popped last night. It is on the side of the bigge... Read more

  • I NEED TO MAKE A PLAN

    8/8/2014 2:48:02 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    The last several months have been crazy. I'm up over 10 pounds that I know of, but am not even really sure exactly how bad the damage is. I know I could simply figure it out by going and looking at my previous weigh ins from months back. Although, I don't think I REALLY want to know just exactly ho... Read more

  • My ToFJourney looks like...

    8/8/2014 10:00:35 AM, by NANCY-

    ...it looks more like an EKG than a downward slope. Down, down, up, up, down, up. Hopefully next week will be down. The overall trend is still toward the down. My body is getting stronger.(after the soreness fades) Even with the work I am enjoying this challenge.... Read more

  • Friday, August 8

    8/8/2014 9:45:40 AM, by LJOYCE55

    Got super organized yesterday at work and can take it easier today. In fact, I am taking the afternoon off. 1. Worked out way less today than yesterday's sweat fest. Still, got in an hour of eliptical and watched the news during the process. 2. Overate by about 500 calories yesterday,... Read more

  • 20 lbs Gone!!!!!

    8/8/2014 9:03:55 AM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    Big benchmark! Hit 20 lbs lost goal! I am in tears now. It has been so long and such a hard fight! Last year September chosing the magazine that featured people losing half their size. Read the article that talked about Chris Downey and Sparkpeople. Got on site and learned so... Read more

  • TGIF

    8/8/2014 12:12:43 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    So glad is this week over Sending love light laughter and joy sending love prayers and many blessings hugz... Read more

  • Ally update

    8/7/2014 8:26:13 PM, by ALLISONMOM

    Ally is now 16 and no she is not responsible enough to drive. 2 years ago she was diagnosed bipolar too. And it has been a struggle finding the right medication. She is on her third since being diagnosed. Each time before the changing of medications she has a bad manic attack. I am scared when ... Read more

  • Day 4 Thoughts

    8/7/2014 6:08:28 PM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    This was on my Sparkcoach session today. And it is so difficult for me to do on a regular basis when I don't see change. But the truth is. Every time we take a step forward (not talk about it) we make progress. Even if it is ... Read more

  • To Join BLC 26 or not, that is the question

    8/7/2014 5:37:57 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    I know my fellow Geckos wanna see me back after taking BLC 25 off. Right now I don't know if it'll be doable. After getting bad attitude from a former team leader I have a really bad taste in mouth about joining another organized team that has objectives to it. I have way to much on my plate right n... Read more

  • TOOK A SPARK BREAK & LEFT A TOXIC TEAM

    8/7/2014 12:46:06 PM, by SUCCESSN2014

    Its been rough this summer June 1st my great grandma passed away. I spent 72 hours flying from FL to IL and back within 36 hours. Then dealing with trying to get our other house sold and a difficult tenant. Then mid June my internet was disconnected and I've been Sparking from my phone here an... Read more