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  • 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

  • Happy Hump Day

    5/5/2015 11:59:45 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy life today cause tomorrow we never know what comes be blessed hugs... Read more

  • Happy Hump Day

    5/5/2015 11:59:27 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy life today cause tomorrow we never know what comes be blessed hugs... 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 SHRINKY-DINK

    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 SHRINKY-DINK

    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

  • Sticks and Stones (new version)

    4/25/2015 6:09:16 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sticks and stones may break my bones, But words can also hurt me. Sticks and stones break only skin, While words are ghosts that haunt me. Slant and curved the words-swords fall To pierce and stick inside me, bats and bricks may ache through bones, But words can mortify me. P... Read more

  • Found out today more about my sister

    4/24/2015 3:12:54 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; My niece called me and said my sister is doing worse. they did a cat scan - and found out she has rectal cancer too. The doctor is coming in weekly and the nursing staff is giving her meds so she sleeps. She was not sleeping at all. My niece says the end is near. My siblings a... Read more

  • Oh the Confusion of Anticipation

    4/24/2015 1:25:13 PM, by DYMPHNABEVIN

    So I have been going full throttle at this effort for about 2 months now...Don't get me wrong The gas Pedal is still all the way down, but as anyone knows who goes through this kind of experience, it can be confusing and frustrating at times. So what have I been up to? I still work out 5 time... Read more

  • Finding Fault With Finding Fault

    4/24/2015 5:52:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    The other day while helping a family member move, I listened as she complained about the way that her husband was working. Clearly, she was exhausted, and NOT in a good mood. I don't think that she realized that her attitude was making the job tougher for everyone around her. I started wonderi... Read more

  • Ode to Moves!

    4/23/2015 1:32:18 PM, by GROWINGINGRACE

    So I packed my car full of clothes, daily items and came to my cousin's in Atlanta. No job, but prospects. it's been a month. prospects have come and gone and actually still getting more job leads in Florida..but I'm hanging in there. Gonna get my booty up and join the running group at 5am! Not s... Read more

  • Awesome results!!! YAY me!!!

    4/23/2015 1:00:48 PM, by PKGRANDMA

    So it seems I am not blogging every day, but that's OK. I have made SP my homepage at home - so it is glaring me in the eyes every time I open a browser :). Keeps me tracking!! Just got a call from the doctor's office. I was in there last week for my 6 month checkup (with meds need a c... Read more

  • Embarrassed by my weight now. Enough is enough

    4/23/2015 12:20:27 PM, by 14BLESSED1

    I just realized that I am embarrassed by my weight which hasn't been the case up until now. I have always just accepted being obese for the last 15yrs. I guess that is not the case anymore. Finally I have some clothing that is not tight and I feel really good about that. It is just that whe... Read more

  • just got back from the gym

    4/23/2015 8:28:07 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I really do miss the gym when I am not able to go. I always find another way to exercise, but I have gotten very attached to my routine. I can tell that I am more fit than I was just a few months ago. 247 I am eating clean and sleeping much better than last week. 243 I am feelin... Read more

  • What You Do Every Day

    4/23/2015 5:48:50 AM, by JSTETSER

    You are what you do. Make sure that you choose right. get up and make a good choice, and another and another and another! Fill your day with good choices! ... Read more

  • Having a positive day

    4/22/2015 10:30:16 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Had been running low on sleep and energy. Spent the weekend in SF. DH has a conference. We had a wonderful dinner and a Giants ball game. Came home and just slept gloriously for the last two nights. I feel rejuvenated. I think I was running on a low tank of fuel. We did much ... Read more

  • Caring for others

    4/22/2015 5:34:47 AM, by JSTETSER

    Thank you, friends, for your help yesterday. I learned a valuable lesson in trying to help my son and his family. The best care that I can give right now is the same care that I give my garden. Let it grow! Sometimes the best care that I can give is to love, and listen and Skype. I will bu... Read more

  • Yum...for low carbers

    4/22/2015 12:01:22 AM, by SHRINKY-DINK

    6 More Ways to Use Cauliflower Instead of Carbs; CLICK LINK BELOW
    carbs/ AND HERE IS 1 OF THEM! ... Read more

  • As good as a Cookie!

    4/21/2015 8:11:29 PM, by SHRINKY-DINK

    I picked these up at our local grocery store, and just opened them today. I thought they were plain rice cakes with hemp, but to my surprise, these are slightly sweetened with organic can syrup. ONLY 1g of sugar per rice cake. 104 495 These will keep any cookie craving you have at b... Read more

  • Blog Entry Title:

    4/21/2015 5:10:35 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    "Tend to your vital heart, and all you worry about will be solved." by Rumi | Painting by Karol Bąk I've decided to make my weigh-in day tomorrow, Wednesday morning. Every week. Again, my goal is 1 lb each week... but if I exceed that goal, all the better ;) The past few days I've b... Read more

  • Sparkers, I need your help!

    4/21/2015 5:37:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    My favorite little grand child is about to go through a tough time. Her Daddy, a third year medical student, is preparing to audition for a residency as a surgeon. She has never been away from her Daddy for more than a day. I wrote her a little book called 'Daddy will be Home Soon"... Read more

  • Great day for walking, beauty & friendship

    4/20/2015 11:49:49 PM, by DONNA_W

    Today I went to Fairchild Gardens in Miami with a friend of mine. Our motivation for going was to see the Dale Chihuly exhibit there. How magnificent to see all the lovely glass sculptures in a garden setting. Here is just one of them. There is a tropical butterfly house where they have ma... Read more

  • PCOS and Low Self Esteem

    4/20/2015 10:50:30 PM, by LARAESTAR

    Every so often I have an entire day that I love everything about myself, weight and all. On those days I feel unstoppable. I feel loved. Not only that, but I make better eating choices because I actually care to think about what is going on in my body. My problem is making this an every day... Read more

  • 260 ug

    4/20/2015 11:31:53 AM, by SHRINKY-DINK

    49 192 So I've gone from 240 on December 2nd, to 260.... I'm 8 pounds from my original heaviest weight. ug 198 15 I could feel I was gaining. I could actually feel that I was back in the 260's. It is a totally uncomfortable weight for me. 234 The heavier I am, the harder... Read more

  • Moving Day!

    4/20/2015 6:16:35 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today we are moving my Step Daughter and family into their new home. Lots of work, but we will make it funQ Transitions in general are difficult. Hopefully, we will get most of the stuff moved before it rains.... Read more

  • Planned and ready

    4/20/2015 12:47:04 AM, by SHRINKY-DINK

    195 So I've got the whole new program planned out and I'm ready to get going on it!!! 321 I feel good about this newer version of my plan, and finally feel like I am back on track. 249 4/20/15 is my new day 1. I've been off program since after Thanksgiving. I've just had absolutely... Read more

  • Schedulizing

    4/19/2015 11:59:52 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Hi Spark 26 I wanted to thank everyone who commented on my last blog :) gave me some good ideas for my cooking adventures. It's definitely not bad to be cooking for one.. I guess I'm just a little bit lonely, but I'm dealing with it, ya know! It's not like I don't have any friends I could... Read more

  • First Flight 5k and Flying Pirate Half Marathon: complete!

    4/19/2015 4:06:02 PM, by DEPOTMODE

    Did the 5k yesterday. Walked to and from the race, plus walked the actual race. 51:12 time. Did the half marathon this morning. My watch came up with 13.2 miles, but whatever. We completed it! We walked this one too. 3:50:05 Nearly 19 miles of walking in two days. I'm tired. :) Planni... Read more

  • Does this count?

    4/19/2015 9:28:03 AM, by DONNA_W

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  • How to SPARK the WORLD

    4/19/2015 5:52:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    Keep learning, And keep doing. Never be afraid to change yourself. That is the way the world is changed. Make a difference today in someone else's life!... Read more

  • I Lost 5 lb!/Surgery/PCOS

    4/18/2015 2:18:45 PM, by GEMINIGEM6

    So I lost 5 lbs this past week just by doing a couple things; I was more mindful of the amount, and I didn't eat out. That's it. Lol. Now I know I will have to get more aggressive as I go, but I told myself I was going to start small and take baby steps and it's working!. I'm so happy! I didn't... Read more

  • Motivation

    4/18/2015 11:55:39 AM, by SHRINKY-DINK

    I don't know who this is, but I came across a lot of great before/after photos of people, and it just helps put in perspective of how GREAT this is going to feel when I reach goal! ... Read more

  • No Excuses-Just do it!

    4/18/2015 5:32:28 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today my vacation begins. I have a good plan of reading my Bible and praying, eating right and getting in some serious exercise. I also have my daughter and family to move from one full house to another, and my Mamma who wants to go out on a shopping trip. I believe that it's God's plan for m... Read more

  • Cooking for one

    4/17/2015 6:01:57 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Guys I'm doing really well!!!!!!! I went to the store and bought a bunch of healthy food, and got my kitchen all cleaned up, and am cooking :) I've resisted several not-so-good food choices over the past few days, and I've been drinking more water. My goal tonight is go be asleep by 11 pm... Read more

  • Cravings

    4/17/2015 11:32:20 AM, by KELSER84

    After months of not seeing the scale budge, I finally saw a 4.4 pound loss this week. What did I do? Simple, I cleaned up my eating habits. I have become someone who preps my lunches on Sunday's, makes me them every night before I go to bed and I even cook two dinners when I am cooking one so I don'... Read more

  • Live, Love HIKE!

    4/17/2015 5:30:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    School vacation starts after school today. We will hike, with no dismay. In sun, snow or rain, It's a joy-not a pain! For hiking is my favorite way to exercise- It's not work- It's play!... Read more

  • What do we do when we fall down?

    4/16/2015 5:57:39 PM, by TRAILBLAZER6

    I was reminded today of an incident that happened when visiting my son and family. My grandson was about 18 months...running and working on his command of the English language. He fell down and my son said, "What do you do when you fall down?" To which my grandson said, "Get back up!" I looked a... Read more

  • Day 91: Mistakes will be made

    4/16/2015 3:51:53 PM, by SOSIREGIME

    So, nobody's perfect. I get that. But I was really hoping to avoid mindless eating. Yesterday - work party - doughnuts. I knew I shouldn't eat one, but I tried it anyway. And then cake, and then a cookie. This is what sugar does to me anymore. It's like I lose all inhibition when I go down th... Read more

  • I'm in love! SparkPeople Activity Tracker.

    4/16/2015 2:46:10 PM, by LARAESTAR

    My Activity Tracker came in the mail this afternoon and I could not be more excited. It is so easy to use. And I think 500+ steps after only having it for a little over an hour is pretty good! The best part? Knowing it is connected to me, I put more effort into activities other than exer... Read more

  • What a difference a good night sleep makes

    4/16/2015 9:06:12 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Already been to the gym. I feel refreshed and positive. Talked to DD yesterday what a wonderful person. She is going to a wedding where my 3 year old grand child is the flower girl. She was given this gorgeous dress that bride gave her for GD. The perfect color and style the brid... Read more

  • Grandkids grow so fast!

    4/16/2015 5:23:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    One minute they are newborns so helpless and small The next minute they're big enough to walk, talk and conquer the world. Little Lina is almost 2, and I miss her so!... Read more

  • still uncluttering

    4/15/2015 11:14:35 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I have thrown away a box of appraisals from my old job. Why I kept them I do not know. I also found my DS baby quilt my MIL made for him. It was in a plastic tub for safe keeping but I had forgotten where I put it. 243 521 247 My DS is very happy that I found it. DH just called ... Read more

  • Bring a SPARK!

    4/15/2015 5:32:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    People are not changed by our opinions, BUT our attitude, our kindness, our giving, our ability to live a healthy life, our happiness our peace our joy can make a big difference. Whose life will you SPARK today?... Read more

  • Never Give Up

    4/14/2015 10:14:09 PM, by PHATDIVABBW

    3 years Post OP on May 17, 2015. I keep reminding myself to never give up. The fight is not over. Although I feel myself backsliding I still am working on my ultimate goal.... Read more

  • I'm still here

    4/14/2015 4:52:37 PM, by PKGRANDMA

    Wow - haven't blogged in over 3 years - my how times flies. I am still on my journey - just starting yet again. I am also doing WW - but not sure how long I will keep paying for that. I do like the meetings as it's support, which I kind of need. I am me, myself and I on this journey and I need t... Read more

  • Day 2

    4/14/2015 4:23:14 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Day off! Today I am being proactive, but realistic. Lots of scattered thoughts and emotions, but I'm not letting them distract me from the task at hand: My apartment is a MESS that I have neglected for far too long... and I am going to focus on doing partial cleaning, not worrying about getting the ... Read more

  • overthinking

    4/14/2015 5:29:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are times when I get caught up in anxiety. Today I will relax, and just enjoy the day. There is no reason to try to figure everything out. Some things are just meant to be lived! ... Read more

  • Evening #1 April 13

    4/14/2015 12:00:31 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Admittedly, I can't count how many times I've, "started over," with numbering these blogs, but I'm never forgetting the past, it's just another new birth after a cycle of reinventing myself (it happens... phoenix spirit). Sometimes it's easier to just use numbers instead of coming up with a blog tit... Read more

  • Am I The Only One??

    4/13/2015 9:21:04 PM, by GEMINIGEM6

    Am I the only one who hates how the log in thingy moves around about 3 times before you're able to 'catch' it to sign in? Argh!!! 30... Read more

  • New Job New Plan New Life ;)

    4/13/2015 4:47:47 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Hello lovelies! I started working a few weeks ago at executive services at Safelite. I am the person who takes all of the escalated calls about warranty and legal. Hahaha. It sounds a lot worse than it is.... it basically consists of calming people down, fixing problems, and spending... Read more

  • My house looks like a daycare

    4/13/2015 2:53:30 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; DH has been bringing down boxes from our 5 moves with our jobs. we saved quite a bit from our kids childhood toys. My Grand children can play with them now. They are quality toys: trikes, little tikes all sorts of toys. I am washing them. I have a sandbox that has a cover with ... Read more

  • I did it!

    4/13/2015 11:05:35 AM, by LARAESTAR

    *I forgot to make measurements but it's around 4 Tbsp Yogurt and 2 Tbsp Granola. Today I am rejoicing! Yesterday I was determined to get past my 10-30 minute exercise slump. Now, there is nothing wrong with small spurts of exercise. I was simply getting bored with my routine and I want... Read more

  • Hike mountains!

    4/13/2015 5:32:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Find a place in this world that bring you joy, and go there. Go there physically, and go there in your mind when you cannot physically be there. Happy Monday!... Read more

  • Spark tracker ordered!

    4/12/2015 2:38:12 PM, by LARAESTAR

    I ordered the Spark tracker today and I am so excited! This will help me stay on top of my fitness tracking and remind me to work a little harder during the day. I would love to hear from those of you who have one! 252... Read more

  • Day 95 - Really? 6 days!

    4/12/2015 2:25:34 PM, by SOSIREGIME

    Good day so far. Just returned from an 11-mile ride. Here in my neighborhood that's not so easy. Lots of hills. It's really my favorite kind of exercise. We stopped on the ride at the local library to eat a snack. Dates and nuts and bananas. Really energized us for the ride home. Sprin... Read more

  • what difference a day makes

    4/12/2015 11:31:57 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DH is inspired to sort out boxes in attic. I just did a very good workout at gym. DS called yesterday and we had a wonderful talk. He was upbeat and positive. 104 243 521 306I got into a pair of capris yesterday which was an entire size lower. What a mental boost! for today... Read more

  • Mistakes are bridges

    4/12/2015 6:34:38 AM, by JSTETSER

    "Mistakes are the portals of discovers" James Joyce. Don't let them scare you! Let them take you to a place where you could never get to if you had not made them. Cross the bridge to a better life! ... Read more

  • Have a relaxing day

    4/11/2015 11:04:53 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I finally got DH back to Weight Watchers. He has gained 7 lbs. He has this bad habit of when we travel his plan goes out the window. I have learned that I can travel and stay on my program. I see him make bad food choices and I do not say anything, but it is so annoying. I thoug... Read more

  • Day 96 & Day 97: Back on the horse - 8 days in!

    4/11/2015 9:33:37 AM, by SOSIREGIME

    Yesterday was a sick day. I get these migraines, and I was a wreck. I did do some tracking yesterday, but no exercise. I'm not going to beat myself up. Anyway, today is a new day. 67 And I got things to do! It was interesting this week to go back and look at my exercise over the past f... Read more

  • Eating to Please Someone Else

    4/11/2015 6:19:53 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday my dear husband cooked dinner, and I appreciate his effort. Somehow, I need to learn to leave his beautiful pasta bowls alone. I have type II diabetes, and must honor myself enough to only eat what is healthful for me. My glucose levels are high this morning, and I only have me to blame... Read more

  • Having a relaxing morning

    4/10/2015 10:04:51 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Having a wonderful relaxing morning. I got a facetime call from DD and GS. He is such a smiley baby. DD is so excited b/c she is coming back for a visit. Since they closed on the house, she wants to start planning paint and she has to buy some furniture. She wants to do some sho... Read more

  • Mistakes-don't be afraid to make them!

    4/10/2015 5:27:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    Mistakes are the portals of discovery. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. If you make a mistake, just correct it. We never get too upset when our children or grandchildren try and fail. Why get upset with ourselves? ... Read more

  • Day 95: 6 days in and a surprise!

    4/9/2015 6:05:40 PM, by SOSIREGIME

    Today was the weigh-out day for a work-sponsored weight loss initiative. I have been convinced that I was losing no weight based on my home scales. Today I found out I lost almost 5! I'm so happy about this - I was seriously wondering what was wrong with me. I've been pretty good lately. So... Read more

  • saw my son's daughter this past weekend

    4/9/2015 8:40:27 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; my son's daughter was wonderful to see. DH & I had a strategy to keep the visit positive so son could spend time with his daughter. I went over to ex and hugged her and thanked her for letting us see our grand daughter. This disarmed her immediately. My son thanked us. I told h... Read more

  • Fresh snow

    4/9/2015 5:33:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Spring snow looks exactly like the beloved stuff that people dream about at Christmas time. Somehow, by April, no one wants to see it anymore. Don't worry friends, Spring snow can't last long! Hopefully there will be no careless falls.... Read more

  • Day 96: 5 days in

    4/8/2015 5:36:54 PM, by SOSIREGIME

    I'm feeling pretty good about today. I have a migraine (mine are never super bad), and I got up and worked out a little anyway. I actually think that helped. It was a light workout and some stretching. I'm about to head home from work, get the taxes taken care of, and have a good dinner. ... Read more

  • Change today

    4/8/2015 5:31:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    What can you change in your life today to make a happier tomorrow? Drink the 8 glasses of water? Exercise? Tell someone that you love them? Stand with an underdog? ... Read more

  • 97: 4 days in

    4/7/2015 7:52:17 AM, by SOSIREGIME

    Good workout this morning - I planned for it last night and had some mint tea waiting to perk me up. The kitties and I have been in the basement watching the news and lifting a little. It's good to feel muscle tired before work. I think it helps me concentrate at my desk job. Hope you all ha... Read more

  • I got a deal!

    4/7/2015 5:34:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    Recently my husband and I were given the opportunity to negotiate with 2 different businesses: Joann Fabrics, and TDS, our phone, internet, cable company. Here's a photo of the $13 crate that I bought for $7. 1. I went into Joann's to buy some fabric. While there, I saw an unfinished crate w... Read more

  • Day 98: 3 days in

    4/6/2015 11:20:47 AM, by SOSIREGIME

    I have decided I need an audacious goal. I keep treating my lifestyle choices as a "diet" or a temporary deprivation. I know this is wrong. So . . . 100 days - of eating better, of exercising, of making me a priority, or not listening to my food saboteurs. I was telling my husband that ke... Read more

  • Reflections - Easter Brunch Buffet

    4/6/2015 9:35:42 AM, by NANCY-

    It started years ago when we would consume massive quantities of food to get our monies worth, More recently my focus has shifted, Eat for health, not monies worth, Mostly protein, fruit and veggies. Fresh pineapple upon my ham, instead of the bourbon sauce, was succulent enough for me to enjo... Read more