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  • My secret ambition

    5/25/2015 5:50:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    After I work my full time job, after I cook, clean the house and work on the garden. After I do all that is necessary, I retreat to my sewing room, and make mittens. I am going to sell the mittens in the fall and winter, and take the profits to visit my precious family. Perhaps it does not sou... Read more

  • Happy memoral day

    5/25/2015 1:08:30 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Bw blessed and enjoy life and sending love hugs... Read more

  • Letter of encouragement to myself

    5/24/2015 12:50:32 PM, by GRATEFUL_DAWN

    Dawn, Be kind to yourself. Celebrate your successes. Forgive yourself when you make mistakes. When you fall get down back up. People who love you are counting on you to succeed. You can do it!... Read more

  • Garden Frost

    5/24/2015 5:44:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Our garden is in the ground, waiting for the warmth to arrive. Every night, I cover my little seedlings with a blanket of blue. Soon enough, it will be warm at night, and the cover will not be needed. Until that day arrives, I will watch over the plants. Now I nourish them with warmth ... Read more

  • The purpose for my health and fitness goals

    5/23/2015 6:19:23 PM, by GRATEFUL_DAWN

    Today on SparkCoach Spark Guy, Chris Downie, suggested that I dig down to the real reason why I want to start this health and fitness journey. In the beginning, I just wanted to feel better. I was tired of being in pain all of the time. I wanted walking to be easier. Yes, I wanted to fit ... Read more

  • Daddy never marched

    5/23/2015 5:48:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    Daddy never marched in the local parades. He served in the Korean War and fought on the tiny island of Tinnean. I never heard much about what happened there, but I knew that it brought heart ache to my Dad. Twice, his Army buddies came to visit us right around the Fourth of July. No one went to ... Read more

  • Lovely Bunch of Coconuts

    5/22/2015 5:30:43 PM, by DONNA_W

    So today was the day I decided to remove the fallen coconuts from underneath my two coconut trees. Mind you I did not pick the best time of year as it is quite hot in Delray Beach FL right now, but this was a cooler day being around 80-85 while I was gardening. So I filled 8 wheel barrels full of ... Read more

  • met with DD's inlaws yesterday

    5/22/2015 10:05:17 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; the in-laws brought all this junk from their house. My SIL's schools projects, school year books, etc. etc. DD is going to think about all the stuff what a mess. they are going to bring more in 2 weeks. they are downsizing and do not want his stuff in their house. I was a bit su... Read more

  • New goals

    5/22/2015 5:31:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    New goals for better health It is time for new changes! My glucose readings are in the 120-145 range, and I need to see the numbers go down! 1. Find a new breakfast! I have been eating HM granola and a smoothie with berries and half a banana and kale. I am going to look into making the eg... Read more

  • Been to gym already

    5/21/2015 10:02:15 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good morning; I spoke to DS yesterday for over an hour. What has him all jacked up as he say is his ex.. She is harassing him and fiancée' on social media. She is calling his fiancée A fat...... and such. this really hurts her b/c she had gained weight her last year at college. She is diet... Read more

  • Looking Up

    5/21/2015 5:26:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    Always move towards the light If you want life to be bright. Yes, the shadows may follow, But we are not to follow them. Learn from your past, But do not live in it. Live in the light of today, Take the time to love and pray. Tomorrow will be bright With Jesus Christ alw... Read more

  • I'm baaaack!

    5/20/2015 1:04:12 PM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    Hi everyone. I really crashed after Paris. Really became re-addicted to carbs and didn't want to give them up. Well, finally did when I reached my biggest weight ever. So on May 11th I went back on my Dr. Prescribed eating plan for insulin resistance. Down 8 lbs so far. Would be more but can't... Read more

  • New PTSD movie out

    5/20/2015 9:52:31 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I was watching MSNBC - good morning Joe. A group of people- made a documentary about PTSD. "That which I love destroys me". It is free from now and through weekend on or you can download it from itunes for $4.99. I am downloading it now for me to watch and tell ... Read more

  • Move Toward the Light

    5/20/2015 5:28:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    Always move towards the light If you want life to be bright. Yes, the shadows may follow, But we are not to follow them. Learn from your past, But do not live in it. Live in the light of today, Take the time to love and pray. Tomorrow will be bright With Jesus Christ always in... Read more

  • had a concerning conversation with DS

    5/19/2015 9:59:02 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Sometimes in life things do not change even after weeks or even months. DS called and he was having a dark day. We talked for quite a while. He needs to get back into counseling. He had stopped a couple of months ago. He said he thought they were not helping. I think he got to... Read more

  • Remembering to Forget

    5/19/2015 5:30:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    It is only when we let go of the old that we are able to embrace the new. This is the hardest lesson for me. On a daily basis, I have to face one of the ghosts of my past. Today I purpose to fill my mind with thoughts about the goodness that is in this day, and my dreams of tomorrow. Liv... Read more

  • Weight Loss Program Week 2 recap!

    5/19/2015 1:20:39 AM, by SYZYGY922

    I lost about two pounds in a week after resuming my old tracking habits. I didn't exercise as much as I had planned, but I am starting over, basically, and it's okay for me to start slow. Two pounds is a LOT for me to lose in a week, and I know I won't stay at that pace very long, if at all. I... Read more

  • Good link with easy to read pictures.

    5/19/2015 12:14:40 AM, by JUNESHOPE

    272 This link is a pictorial with short easy explanations on each picture of why carbs cause weight gain & a rise in Triglyceride levels. It's been a help to me. After you click onto it, just click onto the top of the first picture, and that will blow it up, then just scroll down from there. ... Read more

  • Before & After pics

    5/18/2015 12:58:49 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    Sadly, not of weight loss, but of my backyard! Before Photos: AFTER PHOTOS: (my lemon tree has 8 lemons on it now! The daisy's, hibiscus and tall rose bush are doing so good) (I've got several hibiscus plants, and they are all doing great!) (my litt... Read more

  • Eating Crow...

    5/18/2015 12:18:19 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    40 Well, that sounds pretty gross. But it means fessing up. I did lose a pound a couple of weeks ago, but since then, I've gained 2. 192 back up to 261. 39 38 Why am I having such a hard time with this? Weight loss has never been so hard before. I've got my backyard lookin... Read more

  • gs is now very mobile with a mind of his own

    5/18/2015 7:07:58 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning, DD has been sending me videos of GS's progress. I think he will walk faster than his sister. He is just a bigger kid and very tall. Doctor says he is in the 98% of height for his age. DD is warning me about what my GS can get into. 247 Had a good weekend. Relaxing weekend where... Read more

  • Finding and sharing the joy!

    5/18/2015 5:32:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    Saturday I was unable to post a blog on Spark, and I really missed taking the time to write down my thoughts. Writing is a way for me to focus, and find the joy. It is also a way for me to share the positive with you. How do you find and share the joy! Bohemian Waxwing... Read more

  • Pouring down rain but still going to gym

    5/17/2015 10:09:42 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; The house was so humid late night from all the rain. DD sent me a video. GS is now pulling himself up on things. He is not cruising yet but I will bet by the time they come back he will be. After he pulls himself up on something, he looks around and is just smiling and so proud.... Read more

  • lovely day!

    5/17/2015 8:19:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    No matter where you find yourself today- up on a mountain, Down at the beach, Make it a lovely day by your attitude and your actions! ... Read more

  • watching the Preakness today!

    5/16/2015 3:27:57 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; Went over to my DD's new house this morning to do some measurements for her. GD says she wants to talk to me. She says "Nana you see my purple room." I said I sure did. She says I want to go to my new room to her mom. DH was impressed with the choice. There is much work that ... Read more

  • When do you change doctors?

    5/15/2015 11:20:23 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I feel like I have high energy and really doing many chores that I have let go overtime. I have been seeing this doctor who is a GP who I have been able to work with my thyroid condition. The problem is not the doctor but her staff. She has family members in the office which are n... Read more

  • "What is YOUR favorite part of your body and why?"

    5/15/2015 8:26:12 AM, by NANCY-

    58 Reasons to Feel Good about Your Body (at Any Size!)
    ellness_articles.asp?id=2007 was this article in the Best of SP email today. The article is about body image. I am not too concerned about image, but have been battling a "What's the use" attitude. I fee... Read more

  • My Firstborn Son Sam

    5/15/2015 5:42:53 AM, by JSTETSER

    I do not know of a kinder soul, He is a person with a heart of gold, and a very wise mind. Sam has learned to quietly follow his dreams, helping others along the way. With little fanfare, he moves ahead, knowing what he wants in life, yet not demanding much from others. Loving oth... Read more

  • Went to gym already - boy did it feel good

    5/14/2015 8:30:46 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning! As I have gotten older, I love a routine. I was never one for a routine. Now I love a routine. It organizes me and I feel comfort from it. But I also have to be flexible and use other means of exercise when I am not able to go to the gym. Walking is my go to at all times. 243 5... Read more

  • Life's Curve Balls

    5/14/2015 5:24:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    The best way to deal with life's curveballs is to face them straight on. Today I have to deal with someone who has not dealt honestly with me. Here is how I have prepared myself: 1. Acknowledged my anger and frustration to myself and to a few friends. Now I am not quite as emotional about ... Read more

  • Day 49 ~ Low Carbing it REALLY works!

    5/13/2015 5:51:19 PM, by SANDYDOLLAR201

    I have never been more pleased with how this new style of eating is finally agreeing with my body. I have been losing weight for the first time in 4 years and I feel very confident that I will finally reach my goal weight. I have been super busy with family, work, home and physio, so you... Read more

  • Not enough nutrients?

    5/13/2015 3:25:40 PM, by LARAESTAR

    I have worked so hard over the last few weeks that I cannot feel anything other than devastation when I went to shop for a smaller pants size only to find that I needed a size UP! From the research I have done, it seems like you can eat healthy but not get enough nutrients so your body retains... Read more

  • Have a relaxing but busy day

    5/13/2015 11:15:36 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; yesterday morning- I was having such stiffness. I called my massage place to see if they had an appt. They had an opening in the afternoon. The massage hurt my many aching places, but I slept like a baby last night. It was so worth it to take care of myself. This is exactly what... Read more

  • The nature of things

    5/13/2015 5:35:24 AM, by JSTETSER

    After a cold, hard winter, new life springs forth. Marsh marigolds in Fox Forest. ... Read more

  • I am not sure if I was overreacting or not, but I don't think I was.

    5/12/2015 10:59:37 PM, by SYZYGY922

    Yes, I'm overweight. There are multiple reasons for that. Some of those reasons are physical, and a LOT of those reasons are psychological. I have some deep-rooted self-esteem issues. I don't like myself. I never have. I was seeing a therapist and I stopped seeing her because she was very unhel... Read more

  • Weight loss program Week 1 recap!

    5/12/2015 9:16:35 PM, by SYZYGY922

    I rejoined my gym back in January, and honestly, I haven't been all that consistent. There are several gyms in my neighborhood -- I know of three within about four blocks of where I live -- but they are all very, very expensive. I rejoined my old one. Now, I do live closer to it than I did when I wa... Read more

  • Back on track

    5/12/2015 10:32:45 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good morning; got a good night sleep. Have much to do - house chores and such. Talked to DS - a day ago. Fiancée and ds had a huge fight. Not sure what happened but she has moved out and went back home. It has something to do with ex from what I gathered. I told them both that they need c... Read more

  • When things don't work out...

    5/12/2015 5:26:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    Some days, no matter how hard I try, things just don't work out as I need them to. It's in times like this that I remind myself, The world does not revolve around me. I can still smile and enjoy the day. ... Read more

  • What a Mother's Day

    5/11/2015 12:44:48 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; dh and I spent the weekend in New Orleans. We had a wonderful time. Yesterday we got our plane trip canceled due to bad weather in Dallas. In fact, the airport closed. So DH and I drove home 9 hours. 3 full planes were canceled so 1000 people at the airport were looking for a... Read more

  • Another week

    5/11/2015 5:31:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Another week of kids and joy Challenges of teaching each girl and boy Every day learning new things Makes me work hard, makes my heart sing. I'm on this journey to both take and give It's part of life, It' shown I live. Sunny days and rainy ones too We can learn from them all- no... Read more

  • Thank God for Mamma!

    5/10/2015 5:37:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    I thank God for my Mom. She truly cares for me! After all these years, her love is as fresh as can be! She still listens when I speak, On her mouth, a smile she seems to sneak. While I care for her, she still cares for me. She wants what's best and cheers me to my victories. One day ... Read more

  • The best Mother's Day is Today!

    5/9/2015 6:03:05 AM, by JSTETSER

    today is a great day for me to be a Mom! I have so many advantages over my mom. I also have a few disadvantages. My Mom never worked outside of the home. She did not have a wide circle of friends and she focused on her family. Out of her 6 children, 5 live close enough to visit every week. T... Read more

  • Great Day Painting

    5/8/2015 9:53:09 PM, by DONNA_W

    I have been working on finishing touches on a few plein air paintings and one studio painting. It has been so relaxing that I almost forgot to make lunch. Lunch is the main meal my husband and I eat together so it is important to me. So I think I need to go on the painting meal plan, get so... Read more

  • today

    5/8/2015 1:35:07 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    One day at a time. One choice at a time. Today I faced physical fatigue and mental ickiness and got my butt to the gym despite not feeling it -- and by the end of the workout I was most definitely feeling it. I had unlocked hidden reserves of energy which got me through work. I struggled a bit wi... Read more

  • Shame

    5/8/2015 1:06:20 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Just a quick blog for now. I have been meaning to catch up on here for a while but work work work and stuff. Honestly, I am still getting used to it, but it is going well. I have been hitting the gym although not as often as I'd like -- working on increasing the frequency. I think going in the morn... Read more

  • What a lovely day yesterday- have a happy Mother's day weekend

    5/8/2015 9:10:01 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I received flowers and poems from my DH for Mother's Day and Anniversary. I also received flowers from DD thanking me for all that I have done and for being a great mom. 247 104 This is when I thank G for the family that I have. I may have much stress at times, but I am not given... Read more

  • What's your superpower?

    5/8/2015 5:27:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    What is my super power? I am a giving person. God gives to those who give. Being a gramma and a teacher is special, but being human and giving is really the key to it all. If you want to have a great day, make someone else's day great!... Read more

  • What a busy morning

    5/7/2015 11:07:13 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Went to the gym and then the painters at DD's new house. Got them organized. Did not have electricity so I had to call DD. It is 2 hours ahead of us. GS is screaming and GD is trying to soothe him while mom talking to me. Where is SIL- I did not ask b/c I know he is in bed. My D... Read more

  • What is she so mad about?

    5/7/2015 5:31:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    Little Lina is an outdoors girl, and Mommy just said "Time to come inside for dinner!" A girl after my own heart. Being outside and learning to love nature can keep a person's blood pressure low, and give him/her a a better and wider perspective of the world.... Read more

  • Visiting Universal Orlando I upped my steps

    5/6/2015 7:40:18 PM, by DONNA_W

    It is always great to have a good time and get some health benefit. My hsband and I went up to Orlando this weekend and took in Universal Orlando. We paced ourselves over three days (read went about 4-5 hours per day and then dragged ourselves back for a nap). But while we were there we did 10,0... Read more

  • I'll be back soon! Prayers.

    5/6/2015 5:51:48 PM, by LARAESTAR

    The other week I woke up to begin my morning routine but something was different... the house smelled funny and I couldn't see the usual sunlight coming in through the kitchen window as I started going down the stairs. Then I saw it... dark smoke flowing against the glass like a bad image from a ... Read more

  • Helped my DD greatly

    5/6/2015 8:39:57 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Spending the morning just relaxing. I went to DD new house and arranged with a painter to paint the interior of house b/4 she has actually moved. DD was very appreciative. It really needed to be painted from last owner. DD was very involved over phone. 224 The house will be pain... Read more

  • Keep building

    5/6/2015 5:28:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    Maybe you can't live the life that you want to today. Maybe your diet is not quite right. Maybe you can only get in half of the exercise that you need. Just keep building that life that you want. One day, it will be all that you ever hoped for, or better! ... Read more

  • another good day!!

    5/5/2015 11:49:26 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; got up early to go to the gym. Have a busy day. I feel good b/c I put myself first. Just got a phone call from my niece, my siblings are fighting over the will from my mother. There is a house involved which I told the lawyer that I do not want any part of the estate. But they are... Read more

  • Overworked, and Cutting Back

    5/5/2015 5:27:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is one of those days. Every so often, I find myself in a place where I have to take a step back from a commitment. I find myself in a position where I cannot complete everything that I want to do. Something has to give. At least I realize it now, rather than stressing out over it, and cr... Read more

  • The Unexpected and Unavoidable pitfalls and struggles and how to overcome.

    5/4/2015 10:42:41 AM, by DYMPHNABEVIN

    As we all know there are times when the motivation and desire is there but there is something ELSE standing in the way. This has been one of those weeks. For the past 2+ months I have been working out almost every single day come snow or flood... however this last week and a half has thrown me a few... Read more

  • Went to see DS yesterday

    5/4/2015 9:53:48 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DH & I took both DS and Fiancée to lunch. We talked and I feel that they have a handle on his health. I gave them a list of medical providers in his area. DH was grumpy yesterday. I had a talk with him. What is your problem now? Please do not turn into an old F. There is no ... Read more

  • Outside chores=exercise

    5/4/2015 5:33:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    We raked the yard of the old home in Porter the other day. we raked for a few hours, and worked up a swet. It is always a great time when I get together with the grandkids and we work or play! Unfortunately, the photos would not upload. The files are too big, according to the computer. ... Read more

  • Gaining my life back while losing.

    5/3/2015 10:10:20 PM, by JUNESHOPE

    55 192 So it's been a long 'break', but I'm finally back on track. 435 I am feeling stronger daily and more confident about staying in a healthy lifestyle. 362 319 301 It's my new life, and after a couple of weeks, this new way of life will become a natural habit. 58 I'... Read more

  • Day 74: I had to count the days

    5/3/2015 1:06:35 PM, by SOSIREGIME

    I haven't been very good lately about tracking. Got to get back on track. I'm determined to do that today. Exercise has been interesting in its absence this week. I really overdid it last Sunday. I did a 45-mile bike ride the week before, so Sunday I was shooting for more. We did 50 miles ... Read more

  • when it rains it pours

    5/3/2015 12:24:43 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning- already been to the gym. Our house looks like a home now instead of a daycare. Got an email from sister-in-law. MIL been in ER 4 times in the last 2 weeks. FIL is still driving and can hardly see. SIL wants us to come out and help out. We are going for a long weekend soon. This ... Read more

  • My Rich Definition

    5/3/2015 5:46:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    True riches come from God. I need to acknowledge HIM in all that I do, and HE will direct my path. God's riches include the love and fellowship of family, friends and acquaintances. God's riches include healing and health. we will never have a perfect life, but etch of us can find God's goodn... Read more

  • Interesting Facts

    5/3/2015 12:08:17 AM, by JUNESHOPE

    469 Facts about the benefits of Honey (with warm water)
    er-you-never-knew.html Benefits of eating a diet without limiting fat. (except no transfats)
    efits-eatin... Read more

  • what were we thinking

    5/2/2015 9:13:10 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    good Morning; my DD is gone. My DH and I said what were we thinking- watching and playing with 2 young children was a walk in the park? I never had a hot cup of tea or coffee all week long. My arms and shoulders feel that I worked out every day. I got 10,000 steps without even trying- walking u... Read more

  • Define Rich!

    5/2/2015 5:34:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    How do you define rich? Lots of money? Lots of friends? Good health? I want to hear your definition, and tomorrow I will give you mine!... Read more

  • Why People Give Up

    5/1/2015 8:59:49 AM, by NANCY-

    Saw this and boy did it hit me. Give up or not get started, the excuses/reasons can be endless. What it ends up doing is stressing us out. Here is what is listed and a link to a larger image:
    Sl Expect fast results Stop believing in themselves ... Read more

  • today is a better day

    5/1/2015 8:44:11 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I was over tired yesterday. I have been spending literally most of the day with GS. He is going on 8 months and wants to be held all the time. I have a large play pen and wonderful wool rug which I give him time to learn to crawl. He has made much progress. B/c of my DD living in... Read more

  • The Before School Program

    5/1/2015 5:31:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every morning at 5:45, I leave for school to run the Kid's Club Program. I have 10-20 children every morning for 2 1/2 hours (6:30-9). What an exciting way to start the day! There are many self-motivated options for the students: arts and crafts simple gardening, board games, Ping-... Read more

  • tag team again

    4/30/2015 3:10:08 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    good afternoon; DD leaving soon to go back home. It has been great but such a challenge to get enough sleep- get to the gym - cook food - stay on program. DD is not eating healthy yet. She says she is too stressed. GD is a sweetie but a challenge b/c she has such a vocabulary and is very opi... Read more

  • A simpler life

    4/30/2015 5:22:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    A simple life is the way for me Enjoy the day, Find the glee The meetings and struggles may weigh me down. People's problems can give me a frown. But a little girl who loves to play Adds the joy, and makes my day!... Read more

  • Holding my own

    4/29/2015 10:37:36 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good morning; GS did not sleep much last night. GD got up and got herself dressed. We made pancakes but no sleep for GS. He is so happy when his mom or sister is around. I am doing good b/c I had a good night sleep. I am hoping GS takes a long nap. I have not had any time to grieve for my sis... Read more

  • When work haunts you

    4/29/2015 2:54:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    My work did not get done. I was trusting another person to do her job, and she let me down. I needed something to be completed correctly, and it just did not happen. I did not sleep well, knowing that today's meeting would be stressful and difficult. I know that I have a lot more work to ... Read more

  • got a call my sister died yesterday - my grandkids are here

    4/28/2015 1:02:49 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; My niece called. It happened so fast once the staff started giving her more pain medication. I talked with my niece- she is clearing out the hospice room. My brother and his wife are helping her. 234 My sister requested not to have a funeral- just a quick cremation. GD is visit... Read more

  • No Worries!

    4/28/2015 5:22:57 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is a great day to focus on what we CAN do, rather than worry about what we cannot do. Photo of Alpine Aleleas on Mt. Washington. They bloom in late June through July. Photo by John Stetser... Read more

  • Consider the birds

    4/27/2015 5:28:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    Consider the birds of the air. They don't work hard for their food, But God feeds them every day. Don't worry about a thing. Everything will be all right.... Read more

  • Reset my goals today

    4/26/2015 1:54:15 PM, by 14BLESSED1

    Boy oh Boy when I reset my goals I found out I have 122 lbs to shed. I am carrying around another person. So crazy. The veil I had over my eyes was wonderful, reality is rude. Hahahaha Good luck to everyone.... Read more

  • so far a very complicated day

    4/26/2015 11:29:00 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DH is back from conference - tired but very crabby. I told him to just go and do what you want today. I do not want to be around your moodiness. DD coming today. I am going to get them and DH is staying home. He says can you handle it. I said of course. 521 DH has boxes and b... Read more

  • Veggies for breakfast

    4/26/2015 10:27:18 AM, by DONNA_W

    I'll admit was not crazy about this idea, but I decided to give it a try as I was kind of tired of cereal or eggs for breakfast, both of which had their own problems with carbs and cholesterol respectively. So this morning I made a veggie plate with hummus and also had some string cheese. My 4... Read more

  • If it's going to be, it's up to ME

    4/26/2015 5:30:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    If I want to eat right, I better shop right and cook right. If my body is going to change, I better get up and exercise. Maybe I need to visit Spark every day for inspiration. Yes, it's going to be. I take responsibility for my eating and my exercising. Look out world, I'm going ... Read more

  • Increased my step goal yesterday to challenge myself

    4/25/2015 11:35:10 PM, by GRATEFUL_DAWN

    I restarted SparkCoach from the beginning to Spark Diet a few days ago so that I could get back to basics. I remember how excited I was when I first started, how I was so full of hope. I am trying to recapture that feeling once again. I have allowed myself to backslide so far. Currently I am wo... Read more

  • Hey, remember me?

    4/25/2015 8:33:35 PM, by SYZYGY922

    Embarrassingly enough, it's been over a year since my last blog post, and I'm in the exact same situation. I haven't lost weight -- in fact I've gained even more. I'm basically where I started back in 2008. I have to get back to myself. I felt alive in 2012 and I miss that. I've been struggling... Read more

  • 30 lb lost

    4/25/2015 7:14:43 PM, by DONNA_W

    As I weighed in this morning, I hit a milestone. 30 lb lost since Dec 2014. I was excited as I thought this week I was plateauing. I based the plateau theory on my weight loss charts and although I was trying to deny the slope of the graph, it really did look like it was leveling off. But today ... Read more