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  • healthy v.s. unhealthy

    2/27/2015 1:27:57 PM, by JUNES_HOPE

    180 45 v.s. 489 486 I actually enjoy "healthy eating" so much more than "unhealthy eating". So why is it soooo easy to fall back into a rut? CONVENIENCE!! Unhealthy food is so freaking convenient. It's fast, it's cheap, and usually finger food, so easy to eat without messing up t... Read more

  • Our Deepest Fear

    2/27/2015 5:48:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your ... Read more

  • TGIF

    2/27/2015 12:03:08 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and send loving thoughts to your friends and family always be positive what you send out comes back 10 fold hugx... Read more

  • Life Goes On

    2/26/2015 5:28:10 PM, by PLCOHRAN

    I am learning many lessons at this time in my life. I am thankful for them all and I work at translating them into my journey towards better health. I see many health problems among my family and I wish I could change things for them. But all I can do is to work on my self and try to avoid the sh... Read more

  • Baby Love!

    2/26/2015 5:41:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sweet little girl with the cutest smile Let's just sit and play awhile. Winter, spring, summer and fall, Little Lina loves them all. Maybe I can't be there to play, But you've stolen my heart anyway!... Read more

  • thursday

    2/26/2015 12:27:20 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a blessed day hugx... Read more

  • The frustration of exercise and pain.

    2/25/2015 3:58:52 PM, by LARAESTAR

    PCOS is a pain... Literally. Sometimes I wish I had a normal body for once. I hate being limited. Doctors have tried many different medications to ease swelling and inflammation but unfortunately physical activity can make my progress slide backwards at any moment. I do not really have any s... Read more

  • Children and Grands

    2/25/2015 6:02:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Son, I remember the day that I went into labor with you. That is the day that my life changed forever. You have brought me so much joy, and taught me so many lessons. You taught your mother well. All I had to do is listen with an open and honest heart. Being a mom has made me a better pe... Read more

  • Ode to Life Changes!

    2/24/2015 10:55:50 AM, by GROWINGINGRACE

    It's been a crazy month since my last blog. Good choices are setting in! I've got my gallon jug and the water has been great. Seriously, the effect on skin is amazing. My food intake is great. At home its easy. Went to my mom's last week and instead of the chinese take out and beef stew she offered ... Read more

  • Tuesday in Lent

    2/24/2015 10:36:40 AM, by THISISIT2

    i started back on Wii fit yesterday, Monday and I am eating right starting today. Will use Spark People again like I did in 2008 and will use Wii Fit like I did in 2011 or so. It's been too long. I am at 193 and need to get back to around 163. ... Read more

  • Gym membership

    2/24/2015 8:49:11 AM, by VANILLAMAMA

    So I've been wanting to do this for a while. I've thought and thought about it but never put the pedal to the metal. I did it though! I keep successfully eating right and now I am going to be swimming regularly. On top of doing weight training. This is awesome! I have a goal and I can and will do... Read more

  • Sparking into Action!

    2/24/2015 4:44:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is the day to take steps in the right direction For my health, My happiness, And my future! Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today! ... Read more

  • Stuck

    2/23/2015 5:11:45 PM, by WYLKIOT

    Had lost 20 pounds a year ago. I have gained back 10. Some of that is due to menstrual problems, but every month, it does not go away and here I am. I am insulin resistant. Except for TOM week, I have been going to the gym 4 days a week w/ a trainer. ( I cannot get out of bed TOM week, it is th... Read more

  • Successfully dropped 7 pounds

    2/23/2015 3:39:06 PM, by VANILLAMAMA

    Good afternoon ladies and gents! I am stopping in to celebrate a milestone. I'm down 7 pounds and I can honestly say I fought myself to earn it! Tracking and keeping the faith in myself is what I am doing. Just wanted to say if you are having a rough day. Remember you can do this! Drop the m... Read more

  • Speaking to Kids

    2/23/2015 6:05:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    When I speak to kids, I like to get right down on their level. I take out enough of my supplies (puppets, posters and the owl skull) to make things intriguing for a child. As they are drawn in to the talk, I read to them from my flip chart, full of great photos, about the owls. From this ... Read more

  • My mission

    2/22/2015 9:26:36 PM, by JUNES_HOPE

    149 When at Boarders Books the other day, I picked up a book about the works of Mother Teresa. I am not Catholic, but because of a poem she wrote, I've always been interested in her. She was a kind hearted woman, with one of her main goals being to "lift people up' with positive words and actions.... Read more

  • Home again

    2/22/2015 2:35:36 PM, by JSTETSER

    Getting away, even for 2 nights sure can change your perspective. We spent the past 2 nights at the AMC Highland Lodge speaking on owls and safety. What a great time! Photos to follow tomorrow!... Read more

  • continuing marathon deep cleaning

    2/22/2015 10:35:29 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Just came back from gym. taking a break and then back to the deep cleaning weekend. DH is helping and doing a great job. Too great- he likes to keep showing me what he has done so I have to stop what I am doing to give him praise. Whatever! He is cleaning and doing the bathrooms... Read more

  • women's heart disease

    2/21/2015 11:49:26 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I was watching a video yesterday. Rosey O'Donnell had a heart attack some months ago. She is trying to get the word out for heart disease in women. She says the symptoms are different than men for heart attacks. She came up with a way to remember. HEPPP Heat, exhaustion, pain,... Read more

  • Saturday

    2/21/2015 12:13:56 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sending many blessings love joy and prayers to all my friends thanks for being there for me I love you all enjoy your weekend hug 304... Read more

  • Lauren - 1, Laziness - 0

    2/20/2015 12:17:16 PM, by LARAESTAR

    Hi Spark friends! I have felt a little under the weather the last few days since the temperatures near me are on a roller coaster. One day it's almost 80 and the next day it's 19 degrees. Now, I'm not snowed in like I'm sure many of you are right now but the winter sicklies are definitely start... Read more

  • Doing much house work today

    2/20/2015 10:23:56 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I have a huge list to do to get ready for GS. I have to get the crib, high chair and playpen out. This is stuff would have had to do in about a month or so, but my SIL is coming much sooner than we expected. 243 I am really looking forward to babysitting my GS. I wish my GD was c... Read more

  • ”Teach your children well”

    2/20/2015 5:35:40 AM, by JSTETSER

    Do those words remind you of an old song by the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young? I remember long, lazy summer days listening to those words on the radio while in my teens. Little did I realize that I was teaching lessons to others by the way I lived my life. When we least expect it, someone is... Read more

  • The scale, like the people on the bus

    2/19/2015 6:30:12 PM, by DONNA_W

    Sometimes when I get on the scale that childhood song "the people on the bus go up and down" goes through my mind. Last week I did my weigh in and had only lost 0.5 lb. OK was fine with it, but the very next day I am down 4 lbs. I did not believe that so I checked the next few days and it hovered... Read more

  • motivational quotes

    2/19/2015 5:43:30 PM, by MERYBEARY

    So much of my life was being lived in a future that was within my power to create, but I let those years be stolen from me. I spent all my time anticipating that those possibilities were "some day," instead of drawing a line in the sand and stepping over it with the first step to the rest of my life... Read more

  • setting boundaries

    2/19/2015 2:18:56 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon: What a busy time coming up! SIL coming with my GS - he is coming to look at houses. DD can't come due to her job so she is sending her DH with my GS. He was planning to come at a time that DH & I had plans already. We told DD about the plans so she moved the trip to another time ... Read more

  • "Sticking Together"

    2/19/2015 5:15:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    Snowflakes are one of God’s most fragile creations, but just look at what they can do when they stick together. Snowflakes are amazing because they are unbiased. None of them are exactly the same, but when the conditions are right, they all stick together. Did you hear about the snowman that t... Read more

  • when you see a disaster blooming

    2/18/2015 8:33:23 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; just got an email from my niece. My sister is now planning a wedding for her daughter b/4 she dies. My niece is 21 and boyfriend is really not very motivated. I was not impressed when I met him. But her mom has been married 3x so she is following the pattern of her mom. I just ... Read more

  • Encourage yourself

    2/18/2015 5:26:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes, you have to tell yourself what YOU need to hear. There are times when you must be your best friend, and give the encouragement that you wish that someone else would give you. Remember to give praise and criticism together. I often think of my messages to me as bologna sandwiches: ... Read more

  • Low Carbs has been helping

    2/17/2015 7:13:48 PM, by DONNA_W

    I kind of slowed down in my weight loss, so took the advise of the coaches and reviewed what worked and what didn't by reviewing my past tracking and weight reports. I had been trying to up the exercise, and am still working on that but it looks like it does not need to be a lot of exercise, but j... Read more

  • Just for Today

    2/17/2015 2:01:57 PM, by OKIRISHCHIK

    I don't know how to get where I am going. But, I know I have to find that path. Yesterday I re-upped my subscription to Daily Burn. Today I started day 1 (again) of the True Beginner program. I'll be doing that and getting back on the treadmill as well as hitting the heavy bag. I'm working on me, on... Read more

  • Starting Over.

    2/17/2015 1:27:15 PM, by LARAESTAR

    So I've been pretty bummed and exercise of any form has been put on the back burner but today I told myself I would - before anything else - complete my 10 minute exercise goal. It's small, but it gets me moving. I really enjoyed it, as I always do, but I couldn't believe how difficult it was to ... Read more

  • Oh well I tried to help -

    2/17/2015 10:22:21 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; You can not tell old dogs new tricks. I went to see my sister who is dying. I met her daughter. For the last two weeks, it has been like pulling teeth to get any feedback from them. they do not answer their phone - texting is short with no information. I have decided to pull ba... Read more

  • It's Functioning!

    2/17/2015 8:25:57 AM, by NANCY-

    After a week and a half I am back on the PC. My talented hubby brought my PC back to life. The beginning of 2015 had not been kind to me. Oh did I mention a lower molar cracked and a chunk fell off. Alrighty... I just want to hide. I'm not really superstitious but it does kind of make one wonder... Read more

  • My Favorite Things

    2/17/2015 5:35:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    When blogging, write about your favorite things. Write about the little things in life that make you happy and have meaning. After I lost my home to a house fire, I sat down and thought “What will Imiss most about my home?” It was sitting at the kitchen table, and looking out the window at the ga... Read more

  • Noticing Things

    2/16/2015 4:46:31 PM, by OKIRISHCHIK

    I stopped by SP after abandoning my account, yet again. I thought I would poke around, see what was new. So many people over on My Fitness Pal, but I tell you - I don't like the forums there. So many rude people. So, I don't get much out of that site other than a food journal. I do really like that ... Read more

  • Very busy weekend with more secrets coming out

    2/16/2015 10:01:13 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Have been exercising daily. today I am taking a day off from gym. I am doing much needed household chores. DS and GF came home this weekend. My DS is doing much by my standards. DS can not see it yet. I do. Dr changed his meds about 3 weeks ago and it took him for a loop. ... Read more

  • The Coldest Place in the US Today!!!

    2/16/2015 6:03:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today, at -35 is Mount Washington. They have also experienced winds up to 134 mph at at 5 AM this morning. Too cold and too windy for me! Mt Washington is a beautiful place to hike and ski on warmer days. Here is a much better shot of Mt. Washington on a warm day in July. Stay warm, fr... Read more

  • Snow is in the Air!

    2/15/2015 6:00:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I wrote about Love is in the Air. Today, we are in the middle of a blizzard. I had to write about the snow in the air. We were expecting 6-12 inches, but we have more than that now, and it is still snowing. The same people who dreamed about a White Christmas now thing that thi... Read more

  • Things that are easier for me to do now that I'm healthier

    2/14/2015 9:11:49 PM, by GRATEFUL_DAWN

    It's easier for me to walk. I get less out of breath. I have less body aches and pains. It's easier for me to keep my house clean. Digestion is less painful. I seem to heal more quickly when I get sick. My clothes are looser. I feel more comfortable with my body now. I have more energy.... Read more

  • Love is in the air!

    2/14/2015 5:53:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    Love is in the air, Just breathe it in. Make sure everyone knows The love you're in. It makes no difference- Young or old- Share the love, and be bold! ... Read more

  • My funny little Valentine

    2/13/2015 5:20:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Such a sweet little girl, Growing fast I love her so much My heart is full Full of dreams, And hope A loving heart Such a silly child Every day I spend my days Thinking, praying And loving My funny little Valenting. ... Read more

  • What makes you awesome?

    2/12/2015 5:20:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    I asked kids to fill in this little card, but today, ask yourself the question; What makes me awesome? Then send yourself at least a mental Valentine. You ARE awesome!... Read more

  • binge eating

    2/11/2015 7:48:27 PM, by VANILLAMAMA

    I will be the first person to admit it. I binge eat. I have since I was very little. I look at myself in the mirrors lately and I don't see myself anymore. What happened and how can I change this? How did I get back up to 230? Oh man this is hard! So slow steps I am going to put in place. I w... Read more

  • yikes it has been far too long

    2/11/2015 5:28:35 PM, by BLAHIDONTLIKEU

    I had everything under control, or so I thought. Then in early 2013 I got pregnant with my daughter. By the time I hit the 3rd trimester it was quite apparent things weren't under control at all. by the time I had my daughter I had gained 77lbs. Mostly water retention, then I had always planned on ... Read more

  • Trying NOT to be discourged

    2/11/2015 4:37:56 PM, by 14BLESSED1

    I've been trying hard to keep within my daily calorie guidelines. Yet today I took a peek at my weight and it seems I have gained over a pound. I did exceed my guidelines the last two days by a couple of hundred calories but still I had burned a few calories just by moving daily. I just have to ... Read more

  • Program good and strong

    2/11/2015 9:31:37 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I can tell that stress can get me down temporary, but I can recover when I put myself and my program first. I have decided that stress has to become my friend - maybe a bad friend at times, but I learn from each stress occurrence. Latest is my DS and his ex. She is such a wacko... Read more

  • Faith and optimism

    2/11/2015 5:27:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    It is my choice to loos up, and see the good In my circumstances, In the weather, In my job In my life!... Read more

  • listening

    2/10/2015 5:35:55 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes I just need to still myself, and listen~ to God's voice of reassurance telling me that all will be fine! to the voices of joy around me telling me that it is a good day! to my own heart telling me that there is no reason to doubt God's goodness, and faithfulness. ... Read more

  • That scale!!

    2/9/2015 9:16:41 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I awoke very positive and I wanted to weigh in. I do not weigh daily. I have been doing exercise and had a very active weekend. I have been tracking. I know I should not worry about the scale of the results. I got on the scale and I gained - nearly 2lbs. It took me for a loo... Read more

  • Another Snowy Monday

    2/9/2015 9:09:01 AM, by NANCY-

    ear hubby brought the refrigerator back to life. On Saturday we were able to use it again. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the contents in our frig has transitioned to healthier fare. Condiments have real ingredients and are minimally processed. Real cheese, not faux cheese. Lea... Read more

  • A different Retirement Journey

    2/9/2015 5:53:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    My plans were solid before the house fire and the divorce. I am a part-time teacher with no job benefits. At 59, I am still searching for the full time position, loving the two half time positions that I currently fill. I look at the future, trusting God that HE has a plan! Our plan is to follow ... Read more

  • AWOL & Illness

    2/9/2015 5:28:20 AM, by APPLEADAY2015

    I havent been on spark for over a week now. My mum was in hopsital and then I became ill. As usual i comfort ate and didnt look after myself properly and my viral infection just became worse. Why do I find it so hard to look after myself and provide myself with the vitamins I need. Its like a fo... Read more

  • STARTING NOW

    2/8/2015 1:30:33 PM, by KIMBERLEYDENYCE

    STARTED EATING HEALTH AND USING MY ELITACAL 30... Read more

  • Family functional workouts

    2/8/2015 5:31:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    Winter is a time of "functional family workouts". They used to be called chores, but that word has little appeal. This week, between the woodpile, raking the snow off of the roof and shoveling the driveway, we had plenty of functional family workouts. We still made time for some snow shoe and ... Read more

  • Relationships are HARD.

    2/7/2015 5:07:20 PM, by MRLDCTYGRL

    So this will probably be long. Here's the short version: Being stuck in a valley for a season that drags on longer than anyone is comfortable with turns some people into unpleasant versions of themselves. And I'm not talking about me. I just posted a cartoon on FB about how losing weight does... Read more

  • Question for my peeps

    2/7/2015 9:46:23 AM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    Hi awesome Sparkers! I woke up this morning with a really hard abdomen and bloating. I'm wondering if I have food allergies as well as insulin resistance. What if I have both? A quick search of the internet is making me think maybe that could be in play. So is there any people who ... Read more

  • The Habit of Happiness

    2/7/2015 5:44:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    Developing the habit of happiness Happiness takes time, and is often inconvenient. There is always so much work to do, lessons to write, housework, and commitments can bury us if we are not careful. Today was one of those days when I knew that it was time for me just to break away and have some... Read more

  • Today is going to be a great day!

    2/6/2015 9:04:18 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I know I have much stress, but I also have much joy. I do not let myself get down too long. DD called and told me that SIL taking job locally in our area. DH & I are planning a surprise for GD for her birthday. Now that they are moving here, we are getting her a BBQ grill set for ... Read more

  • The Best Day of my LIFE!

    2/6/2015 5:24:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was a late start at school. While doing outside recess before school, a 6 year old girl came running over to me; "Mrs. Stetser, today is the BEST day of my LIFE!" "Why is that?" I replied. "We have fresh snow, huge piles of snow, lunch is soon, and no Math." "Today really is the bes... Read more

  • Things calmer with sister

    2/5/2015 1:00:52 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon: got to gym already. Talked with niece. Sister calm, but bored. Niece is taking her out for a ride this weekend. when I was there, she did not want to do anything except watch TV. The trailer issue did not come up so niece dropping subject. Trailer in isolated country are... Read more

  • Just a little hiccup in the road to success!

    2/5/2015 10:32:04 AM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    Hey all. Well first I want to say 304 for all the encouragement. My back was not good and so was my knee and I haven't been able to exercise in a couple of days. But today it is much better and I will be sweating really soon! 244 I am still down overall and still going to see ONE-DERLAN... Read more

  • Sitting at school...

    2/5/2015 6:41:26 AM, by JSTETSER

    Well, I made it to school with no problem this morning. The problem is that I am here 2 hours early. We have a 2 hour delay, and the decision was made while I was enroute. A great time to get some planning done.... Read more

  • what a day so far

    2/4/2015 4:08:52 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    My niece calls me up in tears. Her mother is threatening to take the insurance money and give it to someone else. Her mom wants my niece to gut the trailer and remodel it with the insurance money. The trailer is on an isolated piece of property. My niece does not want to live that far out. ... Read more

  • Turning Challenges into Blessings.

    2/4/2015 8:36:04 AM, by NANCY-

    Our refrigerator died during Monday's snow storm. While determining whether to repair or replace the "Maytag" frig, it is an opportunity to really clean up and clean out what was in there. Since I have have weekly purging routine, there were no science experiments. However we did find some unkno... Read more

  • I am using your advice

    2/4/2015 5:59:52 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Twice yesterday I pushed back with emails. I will now delete these kinds of nosey emails. I feel so empowered b/c I have wanted to stop or really restrain this relationship. I was trying to take the nice neighbor policy. 220 But the relationship was one sided, our family was he... Read more

  • Sunshine

    2/4/2015 5:20:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Do you want to make someone else's day! Let the sunshine from within. Today is the best day that we have!... Read more

  • Yup, retaining water!

    2/3/2015 5:00:25 PM, by MRLDCTYGRL

    Those 8 lbs? They're baaack... and they brought a couple of friends. Not surprising really, considering ALL.THE.THINGS. I ate on Superbowl Sunday and all the SALT in all the things... which I didn't even bother logging, because, really. Going back to the pain specialist this afternoon. Hopefu... Read more

  • How do I handle?

    2/3/2015 3:17:31 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; I have been on the phone with my niece trying to guide her long distance with things she needs to know when her mom passes. I talk with her daily. DS is starting to have problems with ex again. We have a lawyer recommendation but I am making DS start the conversation with lawyer. ... Read more

  • Just one mess up

    2/3/2015 12:04:13 PM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    Well, on Superbowl Sunday I decided it was ok to eat pizza and drink some beer and have chips and salsa. I didn't expect the next day to have gained 6 lbs back. I'm down 4 lbs overall. I think some was sodium but obviously my body overreacts to carbohydrates. So back on low carb way of... Read more

  • Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it Snow!

    2/3/2015 8:57:38 AM, by NANCY-

    When it rains it pours. That sounds so dreary, whereas "let it snow" sounds more cheery. 257 425 In the past 10 days we have received art least four feet of snow with more in the forecast. It is accumulating. As the snow total piles up, it made me think about my journey. Sure my troubl... Read more

  • See it again, for the very first time!

    2/3/2015 5:42:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today, allow yourself to be amazed be the beauty and wonder of this world. See it again-for the very first time!... Read more

  • Feeling much better

    2/2/2015 8:55:49 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I did go to the gym yesterday. I got much needed sleep this past weekend. I feel more positive and ready to get going with my program. I feel I can handle the challenges of my life. I spoke with my niece and she was panicking that the hospice people are trying to move my sister agai... Read more

  • Summits

    2/2/2015 5:57:33 AM, by JSTETSER

    Climbing to the summit of monadnock is not much different than making the film about it. 1. We prepare with the right supplies and enough time. Climbing the mountain takes at least 4 hours on the shortest route for the average hiker. It can take as long as 8 hours if you hike the Pumpelli T... Read more

  • New start

    2/1/2015 8:48:27 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I have been up for a few hours. I needed to just have quiet time to myself so that I can regroup after this week. This weekend has not been very easy with my Dh and his car accident. It just seems when I am away I come home there is always something that happens which does not make... Read more

  • Good attitudes and long commitments

    2/1/2015 5:11:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    A cold, hard winter can be a lot like a long commitment. Sometimes you have to remember the joy and the beauty involved in the results. Don't give up or get sout! Your Springtime is coming!... Read more

  • January Goal review and New Goals for February

    1/31/2015 6:20:38 PM, by DONNA_W

    Streaks Login to SP everyday - 70 day streak Exercise at least 90 min a week - 10 week streak Consume at least 8 cups of water per day. - 70 day streak Get 8 hours of sleep per day - 43 day streak Walk 5 miles per week - 7 week streak Exercise 10 min a day - 64 day streak Eat 2 fruit... Read more

  • Lost 6 lbs since Thursday!? And new pain meds suck. :(

    1/31/2015 4:49:46 PM, by MRLDCTYGRL

    I dunno. Weirdest thing. I'm not going to hold my breath that they're gone for good, seems like a lot for no good reason when I check my food and water and sleep history, not much has changed. Saw the pain specialist yesterday, and it went really well. I was quite excited to leave with a pres... Read more

  • More stress

    1/31/2015 3:43:26 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I came home last night late from airport. DH wanted to go to Whole Foods today. So I said that I do not want to drive, now I wish I had. He is about to take an exit on to a freeway, the car in front of him hesitates and he slams on brakes but slides into the back of this SUV. ... Read more

  • Being Real

    1/31/2015 9:24:54 AM, by NANCY-

    I had thought about not sharing what was posted in my previous blog, trust me there was more that I didn't share. To me, SP is about being honest, sharing both joys and challenges that all of us face. We are human after all and life definitely is not perfect. So I could not come back and blog with ... Read more

  • There is no "try"

    1/31/2015 5:59:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are some things in life that we must succeed at. Maybe we can't do it all today, But we can take one small step forward. Toda got it right!... Read more

  • The end??? (Yeah right) of a Saga!

    1/30/2015 2:43:31 PM, by LINNAYANEW

    So it is Jan 2015.... A year ago I was frustrated and ripping my hair about how to finally shed the weight. I dropped off spark people a bit because I found the only REALLY good fit for my eating habits, emotional state, and body type was 1. Low Carb 2. High Nutrient 3. Whole Food ... Read more

  • visit with sister over

    1/30/2015 2:05:26 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; Visit was very emotional. Still making my way home. The visit brought home so many memories that I truly wanted to keep forgotten. There were many secrets that my mother had been hiding. We found papers hidden under her bed mattress. I found a birth certificate for my father... Read more

  • 28 lbs pressure freed

    1/30/2015 10:20:35 AM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    So far. 28 lbs of pressure has been freed from my knees. I have lost (oops freed) 7 lbs now. Looks like I'm on track again. Getting ready to change into workout clothes to get my workout on. Raining and ugly here today with a little snow mixed in. I know that sunshine is behind t... Read more

  • Birthday Friends!

    1/30/2015 5:34:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have a friend who I share a birthdate with. Philip is 93 this year! I am 59! Every year we take the time to enjoy a meal together and be thankful for another great year. Friends are the best gift that birthdays bring!... Read more

  • Lost 1.2 lbs...

    1/29/2015 4:27:20 PM, by MRLDCTYGRL

    to be exact, and hey, so they're the 1.2 I put on last week, I'll still call it good. Also getting a much shorter haircut today, I'll post some before and after pics. I do eventually want to grow it out again, but it's just too much to manage right now to get mediocre results, and so it spends ... Read more

  • Update on visit

    1/29/2015 8:35:47 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; my sister was told that she could pass at any time. She is just ready to get on. It is sad but my sister says she has had an awful life and is ready to go. She does not want to fight any more. She has been having preachers from the local area coming in and giving her hope. Her... Read more

  • #59 today!

    1/29/2015 5:35:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is my birthday! What a special day of work, play and seeing friends! God gives each one of us a day to know that we are unique and special! ... Read more

  • SCALE - your reign of terror has ended.

    1/28/2015 10:29:40 PM, by DONNA_W

    The scale is a tool we all use to measure our progress. I let it get to me. If I loose weight, I am gleeful, if I gain weight, I get down and less motivated. I had a weight gain last week that I KNEW was fluid retention, as that usually happens when I have an arthritis flare. Even though I knew ... Read more