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  • a beautiful day

    8/27/2015 9:03:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a sunny and nice summer day here today. my daughter and i will be going to the local park in a while. it is something we both enjoy doing. i got to use one of my new exercise dvds the other day and i really like it. i will definitely use it again. i will try a different one later on today. all of th... Read more

  • Self esteem

    8/27/2015 6:16:23 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Have you learned lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed the passage with you? --Walt Whitman Wouldn't it be grand if we could have everything our way! We'... Read more

  • Thursday

    8/26/2015 11:17:13 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a fun loving and enjoyable day send out love to all hugs... Read more

  • Feeling Tired and Worn Down

    8/26/2015 9:20:45 PM, by BMCC488

    Well, I didn't go to the gym today either. I woke up feeling pretty good and more energy than yesterday but within an hour or two, I felt rundown and tired. So I laid down and took a nap. I don't know how long I slept for it though. I felt okay when I got up and contemplated taking a walk outside bu... Read more

  • I feel like a runner!

    8/26/2015 7:06:37 PM, by MINATHERED

    I have to be quick as I'm running really, really late, but I just finished today's run and I have to exult - I RAN five minutes straight during the warm up run, all the running drills, AND at least half of the free run/walks. I'm so tickled pink - especially after feeling so low yesterday. It's wo... Read more

  • Fox in Socks

    8/26/2015 7:01:17 PM, by APRILRUSSELL3

    It is probably the pent up stress from my new job. . . Last night, I NEEDED a good long run. Nothing was going to keep me from it. By three in the afternoon, I had texted my running buddy and we were on to meet at the state park. By five, I clocked out and went to change into my running clothe... Read more

  • Balanced Life Challenge - Day 1

    8/26/2015 5:42:40 PM, by AWELEAH

    Day 1 of the challenges says to write down what is making me feel unbalanced. Here goes; my son's odd hours of work/school/girlfriend make it hard to plan around, I'm bored with my current workouts, work is stressful and busy, I have a new house that I'm not fully settled into.... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    8/26/2015 8:40:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    another cool summer day here today. the party for all of the kids who took part in the summer reading club is this afternoon.my daughter will definitely be there. she really enjoys reading and so do i. i keep in touch with her dad's side of the family as often as i can. they were a huge help when my... Read more

  • Ways to lose weight

    8/26/2015 8:09:43 AM, by DYANNE4293

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  • A Drive Awakened

    8/25/2015 10:28:44 PM, by BMCC488

    Last night, shortly after I went to bed, I was woken up by my mom telling me my grandpa (stepdad's father) had called and needed them to go to his house. I didn't see the message until I woke up this morning but around five she text me to let me know that he had had a heart attack. So he had stents ... Read more

  • Is food addictive?

    8/25/2015 8:03:09 PM, by QUERIDAANA

    I read that scientissts have not found a substance in food that could be classified as a cause for addiction. However, I wonder what about sugar?... Read more

  • day 2 of 12

    8/25/2015 6:40:08 PM, by RONDADEBI

    I was so bad last night....I ate a half bag of dorito chips and whole jar of cheesy/bean dip.... i'm out of control....thats why i knew i should of not drank that damn diet pepsi this past weekend...it only took one drink and i was done for...ugh.... my body aches from being on my feet all day,... Read more

  • The Sparkpeople Balanced Life Challenge

    8/25/2015 6:22:57 PM, by ZANDASMOM1

    So...I am forever trying to get back onto Spark in a consistent way. But lately its just been such a struggle!!! UGH!!! So here I am on the computer once again today looking at my spark page and I come across the tab that says challenges. I click on the one that says BALANCE!! Boy do I need tha... Read more

  • Disappointing food

    8/25/2015 5:43:34 PM, by MINATHERED

    One of the things that's very hard for me on this journey is that I'm an exceptionally picky eater. I like green peppers, but loathe red peppers (and despite what my husband says there IS a taste difference). I cannot abide onions. If something's not prepared just right I won't eat it. I *should... Read more

  • august has kicked my butt!

    8/25/2015 2:27:02 PM, by EVRLNGFOO

    wow, august was tough. I thought it was going to be fairly easy and uneventful. not so true. unexpected nights out, unplanned weekend activities, food plans and menus that didn't happen as planned. after dh's birthday yesterday I think I'm safe to say the craziness is over. though the weekend is sti... Read more

  • update

    8/25/2015 11:59:47 AM, by GRANDEFILLE

    Yesterday I had to go back to the hospital to have them look at a big hematoma that had formed on my abdomen. Well good news is there was no pocket of blood in my abdomen. Not so good news is that there had been a leak at some point and my hemoglobin had gone seriously down so I needed some bl... Read more

  • Aug 25th: Return To Run

    8/25/2015 9:44:38 AM, by FATHINSN

    Since before Ramadhan this year, I've stop my running plan. I did run in Ultimate but that's different, hehe. Today, I return to the battlefield with Maroon 5; venue was Taman Bulatan (loosely translate as Roundabout Park), quite pretty with lots of trees for shades and several elevated ground a... Read more

  • Thought for the day

    8/25/2015 7:56:36 AM, by DYANNE4293

    If you want to change who you are, change what you do. *** If you stay humble, you will not stumble. *** Our neighbor's window looks much cleaner if we first wash our own. *** Yesterday is a canceled check, tomorrow is a promissory note, today is cash in hand, spend it wisely.... Read more

  • Oral Surgery and the Blog

    8/24/2015 10:12:01 PM, by BMCC488

    Oral surgery went well... laughing gas is really an amazing thing. It's similar to how drinking makes me feel except without the bad after effects. It's hilarious and bizarre to think about the remnants of things I was thinking about while under the gas lol, like Mickey Mouse/Disney and teachers arg... Read more

  • Speechless

    8/24/2015 2:57:32 PM, by GONABFIT

    I love talking. I have since I was young... Lol but for once I was speechless. Well all I could say was, are you serious!? 2015 has truly been an eventful year. The events haven't been all good or all bad, but life is changing fast and right before my eyes. So my news is... I am ENGAGED... Read more

  • Long Time No Blog

    8/24/2015 2:31:43 PM, by ZELLAZM

    Today I signed up for the Fall 5% Challenge. I'll be a Firecracker again, and have signed on to be on the team of leaders for this round. If you want to know more about the challenge, read this great blog post by my Spark friend KATELJM: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pub
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  • Planning to Take A Break

    8/24/2015 1:50:24 PM, by KLMEIRING

    I have decided that I will be taking a break from the Spark Community for a little while. I know from past experience that working full time and going to school full time requires a lot from me. So, it's not that I don't want to participate in the Spark Community. It's just that I know that I can... Read more

  • it's monday

    8/24/2015 12:46:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    i heard back from a place where i applied for a job. so i promptly called them back. in the meantime, i am still looking for a job. i am keeping up with my online courses as well. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • I feel good, nananana nana na

    8/24/2015 11:34:34 AM, by MINATHERED

    Every single time I am pleasantly astonished how good I feel after a strenuous workout. Oh, my left quad hurts and my back is stiff as heck and I smell like a gym locker, but there's a lightness to me that just isn't there when I haven't worked out. I may hobble like a 90-year old afterwards, but ... Read more

  • day 1 of 12...I may or may not indulged too much....

    8/24/2015 10:27:08 AM, by RONDADEBI

    I know your all wondering whats going on, right?! I'm taking advantage of the next 12 days and getting loosen up for a 700 day plan... so day one will consist of: walking one mile... and one round circuit training eating better Just something to get my body use to working out ... Read more

  • Love People, Not Money

    8/24/2015 10:18:59 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Love is better than money Loving money and loving people are actually diametrically opposite forces. If you love money, basically you are just loving yourself, because you crave the power and pleasures and comforts that money brings. When you love other people, you are actually choosing to spen... Read more

  • Weight Spike

    8/24/2015 8:30:20 AM, by JODROX

    I stepped on the scale this morning to a surprising 4.5-pound weight gain. I stepped off and back on again. That can't be right. Hm. Yup, up 4.5 pounds. True, I have not been eating the best. But I'm exercising a lot, so that helps a bit with the excess calories. I looked over my fo... Read more

  • Hi Sparkfriends!!!! I'm baaaaacckkkk!!!!!

    8/24/2015 6:07:48 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    Whew! Life has been CRAZY!!! I've dealt with the death of a parent, a wonderful vacay, professional transitions, and starting a new business.... all around the same time! I fell completely off with my fitness by regaining about 8 pounds, but I'm back again more ready than EVER to see this ... Read more

  • Baby Steps: Days 47-51

    8/24/2015 1:27:50 AM, by RUNNING2MYSELF

    My dog ate my fitbit. That is all. No, really!... Read more

  • Lots of Stuff Going On

    8/23/2015 10:56:30 PM, by BMCC488

    Today has been an odd mix of events. This morning I still felt a bit run down so I didn't get my shower before church. Church itself the anxiety reared its ugly head like it usually does. This time I had that near panic attack of yesterday on my mind though so I struggled with it more. I really didn... Read more

  • Spicy Sunday

    8/23/2015 10:24:23 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Sunday, August 23, 2015 A Spicy Sunday to really get into what is really magic such as: ... Read more

  • Instead of a candy bar I bought a fancy eraser

    8/23/2015 5:42:03 PM, by QUERIDAANA

    Why did I buy a fancy eraser? 1. To spend my money, so that I couldn't buy a food-that-shall-not-be-named. 2. To remind me that people make mistakes that can be corrected (erased). 3. I bought a FANCY eraser as a treat to reward myself (because I am worth it, especially since I avoide... Read more

  • Non scale victory! The dreaded clothes shopping!

    8/23/2015 4:05:01 PM, by LDYHAZ

    For years now I have really not liked clothes shopping. I have been putting it off. It has come to the time where really not much fits and I have given much of my wardrobe away. So I braved Walmart and went to buy a couple pairs of pants. The first pair I tried on was too BIG! Wow! When I started ... Read more

  • My progress (or lack thereof) while on Weight Watchers so far

    8/23/2015 3:11:46 PM, by HAPPYOHIO

    Hi SparkFriends! First, I feel so bad about not being as active on here as I used to be. I absolutely LOVE SP but sometimes it can be SO time-consuming! I definitely stay busy and don't always have time to reply to blog post comments, send goodies, upload pics, etc. so I've just been avoiding it ... Read more

  • Be an Encourager

    8/23/2015 8:52:37 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Mr. Encouragement Young men can be pretty rude in the nicknames they choose for their friends. It would not be appropriate for me to put some of the nicknames of the guys in my college dorm in a devotional book. That was not a problem for Joseph of Cyprus (one of the big Mediterranean islands). He ... Read more

  • LAST WEEK

    8/23/2015 8:21:54 AM, by CATHRINE2010

    This is the last week of our work biggest loser contest. I have to admit that I have been very grouchy. I think this is due to the extra pressure I have been putting on myself to win. My life has been enveloped by what I have eaten and how much exercise I have gotten. I am glad it is over. I would ... Read more

  • Don't Mocha Me!

    8/23/2015 7:41:18 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today I was feeling a bit blue, and had a headache, so I took a couple of Paracetamol and decided I'd fill a flask with hot water, and take some hot-chocolate powder down to my friend's beach hut, and sit in the deck-chair and just watch the ocean for a while. cute deck-chair, huh? really comf... Read more

  • Saturday in the park, in the backyard and on the beach

    8/23/2015 12:49:43 AM, by BDTHOM

    I'm feeling down today, so I took this picture of my dahlias. The beautiful colors are up lifting. I spent a some time tending the dahlias and watering. My mood is not helped by the thick, inky smoke that has moved into the area from the wildfires raging in the northeast part of the sta... Read more

  • Spectacular Saturday

    8/22/2015 11:48:57 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Saturday, August 22, 2015 When all else fails on a Spectacular Saturday then... ... Read more

  • Feeling Pretty Lousy but Good News

    8/22/2015 11:42:41 PM, by BMCC488

    On the way to the doctor's office this morning, I was feeling anxious. At first it started out perfectly normal and I just dealt with it the way I usually do. Well, before I knew it things were escalating. I felt this "full" feeling in my chest like pressure I guess, like I was going to explode, but... Read more

  • Grandkids and Running in TX

    8/22/2015 10:04:14 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Here we are our third full day in steamy Texas. Our first morning I was awake after a very fitful short night of sleep. 2nd in a row of little sleep. I had decided that I would run early so I would be ready when the rest of the family was awake. Little did I know that it would be so dark. Running u... Read more

  • here we go again

    8/22/2015 12:29:30 PM, by GRANDEFILLE

    This is not a good week. Thrusday evening we were supposed to go pick up the new puppy and that did't happen. Instead, I showed up at the ER around 2 am Thursday and ended up having surgery around 7 pm. I just got out this morning and I am getting sick of this. I am ready to let other peop... Read more

  • Self Honesty

    8/22/2015 8:31:48 AM, by DYANNE4293

    I have one request: may I never use my reason against truth. --Elie Wiesel Honesty with ourselves is a great asset in every situation we confront. The skill to look reality square in the face and call it what it is takes us a good distance toward coping with it. However, many of us also have the sk... Read more

  • Tattoo Designs, Walk Outside, Virtual 10K

    8/21/2015 11:10:10 PM, by BMCC488

    This morning I opened my notebook to work on my book and came across some drawings I was playing around with a couple months ago for tattoos. So I got lost in drawing some for myself. It's hard to find a design to include what I want to include. I want to be happy with my tattoos, whenever I get the... Read more

  • Fantastic Friday

    8/21/2015 10:57:40 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Friday, August 21, 2015 is a Fantastic Friday because... Read more

  • More of my binge foods that need to take a hike away from my kitchen...

    8/21/2015 10:13:42 PM, by LAURA_LYNN

    A fellow sparker suggested to take a look at my food and see what foods are causing me to go way over my daily goals on the tracker. So, I went back on my tracker and looked at the days that I ate 3000 to 4000 calories. And just about every time I went over, the biggest calorie intakes were french... Read more

  • Gained

    8/21/2015 5:15:08 PM, by LAURANAV1

    not the normal goal here at spark people. But I'm excited I gained 7 pounds in the past nine days. TPN is working. The pharmacist confirmed their target weight for me is 130. That sounds perfect. We were joking this morning it would be funny if I change chemo or something and balloon up. It's on... Read more

  • I have no idea what I'm doing

    8/21/2015 3:41:02 PM, by MINATHERED

    The thing that really gets me about this journey is that I have no idea what, if you'll pardon the phrase, sparked it. It was the same with my husband. I didn't know I had fallen head over heels in love with him because I'd never been in love before. All I knew is that I couldn't stop thinking ab... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/21/2015 10:19:35 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! woo hoo! a much less humid one,too. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say hi! not too much planned so far. i will take it. sometimes i just need a weekend like this. have a great weekend,everyone!... Read more

  • A Change in Jobs

    8/21/2015 9:14:10 AM, by APRILRUSSELL3

    Today is my last day at my current job and Monday morning, I hit the ground running on my new job! Things had been really tough at my current job for a long time as my boss was doing things that were in the 'grey area' and I did suspect her of wrong doing. But I felt like I had to hang in there be... Read more

  • Seeking Growrh

    8/21/2015 8:36:35 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Seeking growth We are where we are for a reason. As long as that reason remains, we remain where we are. If we aren't where we think we should be, working the program will help us get to where our deepest self longs to be. This is growth. And growth is work. We must be willing to do the simple thi... Read more

  • Today was a BANNER DAY!

    8/20/2015 11:16:41 PM, by TIFFFIT

    Today was a big deal. No, I mean for me--it was a REALLY BIG DEAL. Today I stopped being overweight. When I started this journey a year and a half ago I met the criteria for a diagnosis of Morbid Obesity, carrying an extra 120+ pounds on my 5'9" frame. This morning my weigh-in put me at... Read more

  • Semi-New Workout Plan and Therapy

    8/20/2015 11:09:37 PM, by BMCC488

    Thanks to my brother taking me, I made it to the gym this morning. I ended up deciding to just do cardio today, because of how busy the morning was, and also because I'm trying to do strength training on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays. My plan is this: ST days do 30ish minutes of weight machines p... Read more

  • Binge eating undermining my weight loss...

    8/20/2015 6:24:57 PM, by LAURA_LYNN

    So, I'm having this tendency to eat within my goal of 1800-2200 calories for 4 or 5 days a week. Then, I'll eat 3000-4000 calories for one or two days a week. Which is pretty much averaging out to leave me hovering around 280lbs. This has been going on for the last hmmm 3 months, I think. Maybe ... Read more

  • Be Encouraging to One Another

    8/20/2015 2:56:42 PM, by DYANNE4293

    Less critical, more encouraging Did you have a parent who was a perfectionist? Would your spouse or kids say that you are one? Perfectionists seem to have it all together, but actually the reverse is true. They (we?) are really insecure and obsess over behaviors and dust bunnies and kitchen cru... Read more

  • The Summer Meltdown Challenge - Review

    8/20/2015 1:42:20 PM, by TUPELO_HONEY

    When the Summer Meltdown Challenge began, my husband was just starting his recovery after having an emergency appendectomy. He’d been a regional truck driver, so he was gone Monday morning through Friday evening, so having him home all the time was a little bit of an adjustment, albeit a really n... Read more

  • it's thursday

    8/20/2015 10:51:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    a windy and mostly cloudy day here today. i am catching up on housework and homework throughout the day. my daughter and two of her friends, who are twins, are spending the day together today. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • working on my fear:

    8/20/2015 9:27:08 AM, by RONDADEBI

    So with this challenge I've taken on , I must face my fear of heights... Summit is 13167 feet high... Cloud Peak August 5th 2017 12 days before I turn 51 this is the beginning this is the summit... Read more

  • Here We Go Again

    8/20/2015 8:59:31 AM, by JODROX

    Despite my frequent declarations that I am really getting serious this time, my weight has crept back up to a weight I swore I would never see again. I am sooooooooooooooo irritated with myself. 130. I cannot keep eating like this and expect to ever get to my ultimate goal of 120. ... Read more

  • Embarking on the New and Exciting

    8/19/2015 11:59:43 PM, by BMCC488

    Even though I have been sleeping better since my first therapy appointment and joining the gym, I still haven't been getting enough sleep. Most nights I'd say lies around 6 hours. Sure that's "enough" to get by, but it leaves me pretty tired in the afternoons and evenings. My body has resorted to a ... Read more

  • I just ate 500 calories in chocolate :/

    8/19/2015 3:11:34 PM, by LAURA_LYNN

    I'm not very happy about it, but I consciously did it. I had a light lunch, and I had more healthy options in my mini-fridge at work. Something stressed me out at work, and of course instead of making the healthy choice, I went straight to the chocolate. Oh, there were so many things I could have... Read more

  • Down 7.4 pounds since November

    8/19/2015 11:55:59 AM, by WINACHST

    I updated my weight this morning and discovered that since November I have lost over 7 pounds. It could have been more but, and that is a big BUT, I was not eating healthy and kept eating junk. Yesterday, I gave in to a craving and bought by favorite candy "Reisins", chocolate covered caramels... Read more

  • Another great day

    8/19/2015 10:47:01 AM, by LAURANAV1

    I'm enjoying this day because we don't have anything scheduled until a 2:40 eye doctor. I slept in until 7 this morning. I'm actually ready for a nap now but will wait until the home care nurse visit within the next hour. After the eye doctor we have an outing to PF Chang's scheduled ;-). Yum. T... Read more

  • just accepted my biggest challenge ever...

    8/19/2015 9:55:54 AM, by RONDADEBI

    I've been challenge to climb our toughest mountain in our area...I have 2 years to train for it... first I need to get over my fear of heights.... Second I need to learn to say NO!...but challenge accepted and I'm not going to back down from it, it's been a life dream of mine to conquer some... Read more

  • Steps to a Positive Body Image

    8/19/2015 8:27:47 AM, by DYANNE4293

    I will practice this today.... Read more

  • Early morning!

    8/19/2015 8:02:43 AM, by LDYHAZ

    In Denver and awake too early. Noise, hard bed, room to warm or maybe just me flashing. One of those restless nights of clock watching. When we checked into the hotel they asked if we needed a wake up call. I wanted to be sure do I was figuring one hour prior to our shuttle. Sure 8 am wake up. DH l... Read more

  • Staying Busy

    8/18/2015 11:01:14 PM, by BMCC488

    Last night my brother informed me that one of the boys had a doctor's appointment and wondered if I needed a ride to the gym. It worked out pretty great. He dropped me off about ten forty-five and I did a good one hour workout. We both finished at the same time basically and he text me that he would... Read more

  • Baby Steps: Day 38-46

    8/18/2015 10:53:11 PM, by RUNNING2MYSELF

    Aaaaaand I'm back where I started and then some. I'm trying REALLY hard not to get discouraged. I have a lot of excuses for why I'm back to where I started. Trip to Phoenix where it was too hot to run. Back to work and immediately thrust into the deep end. Family drama that is enough to make an... Read more

  • Workouts

    8/18/2015 8:32:07 PM, by LAURANAV1

    Iost a ton of weight and therefore I also lost a lot of muscle mass in June. In August I started a strides to strength program for cancer patients and survivors. Today was my third workout. We did a warm up and some strength exercises and then I worked on the treadmill, the recumbent bike, and the... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    8/18/2015 7:47:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very warm and mostly sunny day here. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. all the birds say hi. i spent some time today catching up on a few of my courses and organizing what i have to do in my other ones. my daughter is almost finished reading a book i got for her not too long ag... Read more

  • The importance of social support through my journey...

    8/18/2015 5:11:54 PM, by LAURA_LYNN

    For a while, I have been thinking about how important social connections are to my journey. I'm finding that reaching out to others is one of the pieces that has been missing from the puzzle. I always thought it had to be a lone effort, but now I'm realizing that it really doesn't have to be. I h... Read more

  • Updates!

    8/18/2015 3:11:12 PM, by GONABFIT

    Hmmm... I thought I had written since June!? Well, Graduated from residency/fellowship -moved back to the house I purchased prior to leaving for fellowship for one year -taking my board exam in about 5 weeks - interviewed for a few good jobs, got several offers... still deciding - star... Read more

  • I'm back!!

    8/18/2015 8:32:01 AM, by DEBBIE0468

    I can make many many excuses for falling off the healthy me band Wagon. I moved. .went camping...lost my mojo! But let's face it if it's important enough you'll do it. Obviously I didn't make me or my new lifestyle a priority. So here I am. Getting up...dusting off and beginning again. Thankfully ... Read more

  • How has our food changed

    8/18/2015 8:17:42 AM, by QUERIDAANA

    Food staples and food-processing procedures introduced during the Neolithic (think FARMING) and Industrial (think FOODPROCESSING) Periods have fundamentally altered 7 crucial nutritional characteristics of ancestral hominin diets: 1) glycemic load, 2) fatty acid composition, 3) macronutrient c... Read more

  • Thought for the Day

    8/18/2015 7:37:59 AM, by DYANNE4293

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  • Back to the Grind

    8/18/2015 12:52:47 AM, by BMCC488

    Back to the grind, as the saying goes. This morning I chilled around the house until it was time to leave for the gym. At the gym I did one weight machine for each muscle/muscle group but stayed on each long enough to do two sets of 15. I had to play around with the amount of weight on some to find ... Read more

  • Nursing School is Hazardous to Your Health

    8/17/2015 11:59:37 PM, by EUPHRATES

    When I was diagnosed with high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes (wow, nearly a year ago now) I had to withdraw from school and sit out a semester from the nursing program. I chose to look at that time as being "in training to go back to school" and lost over 30 lbs (even winning a "Biggest Loser" ... Read more

  • 366 days I'll be 50

    8/17/2015 8:22:55 PM, by RONDADEBI

    SOOOOO, today is my 49 bday.... and I was kind too myself... I didn't make me a cake, or buy any icecream.... I ate watermelon and a salad for dinner.... lol BUT NEXT YEAR WE ARE GOING ALL OUT.... ... Read more

  • Living out loud in the next 14 weeks.

    8/17/2015 6:06:32 PM, by LOVINMY30S

    I rarely ever make my presence known on this site. I am usually here looking for inspiration but never saying much. I have been too ashamed. I started this journey over 4 years ago, maybe even longer. And since then, my weight has gone up and hardly ever down. I have been through a divorce, loss of ... Read more

  • Week 1 results

    8/17/2015 3:27:59 PM, by P0KERS0PH

    I had a good first week back at Spark and I have been trying to be more active here, which has definitely helped to keep me on track. I got through a whole weekend within my calorie allowance, the first weekend in a long long time that I have done that! I have been rewarded with a 2.2lb weightlo... Read more

  • week 10

    8/17/2015 3:10:53 PM, by GRANDEFILLE

    first : there will be no weight in as I am in vacation and will not go to the doctor this week. Friday was my last day at work before vacation and it was also the last day at work for my daughter's friend who had gotten a summer job at the company I work for. We had decided that we would go br... Read more

  • Monday and I am Grateful for.....

    8/17/2015 2:55:04 PM, by KLMEIRING

    Today I am grateful for a new day. Grateful that I am wearing a dress that makes me feel pretty. Grateful for the beautiful sunshine and the air conditioning that makes this heat bearable. Grateful that my work day is almost done. Grateful for the little things that I can do for others.... Read more

  • fell off the wagon

    8/17/2015 10:32:56 AM, by SELENAMDZ

    I was doing so good, I was on here every single day for 41 days. I was counting most of my calories, trying to go to the gym when I could.. and it all just stopped. ugh. Why does this all have to be so hard? Well, I officially have gone two days without nursing my youngest. Which means, I don'... Read more

  • a warm and sunny day

    8/17/2015 10:22:31 AM, by MOMMY445

    another warm.humid and xunny day here today,with a chance of rain later tonight. i am keeping cool and well hydrated and so is my daughter. all of the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • It's Monday!

    8/17/2015 9:19:13 AM, by DYANNE4293

    I'm doing the Squat Challenge this week. A hundred squats a day. I will divide them up throughout the day to get them done. ... Read more

  • Emotional eating...

    8/17/2015 2:33:35 AM, by OASIS1223

    Somewhat today. There are things I know I need to do before I can say this is where I'm stuck, and journalling was one that worked before. Today I put in my food, and am reflecting on my dinner choices. Pizza. It was easy, my little guy likes it (of course!), and tasty. I have a plan with my hubby... Read more

  • Sunday hike

    8/16/2015 10:00:14 PM, by BDTHOM

    I haven't been to the mountains in a while. It has been well over a year since I visited the high mountain. Packed my daypack and headed east toward Snoqualmie Pass. I chose a relatively short hike that took me up and over the ski hill to a nice lake in the woods. It took onl... Read more

  • Just a Blah Day

    8/16/2015 9:18:40 PM, by BMCC488

    Last night and all day today I had minor toothaches. My arm joints are achy and I feel tired. I don't know what all the cause is of this but the toothaches zapped a lot out of me. However, I'm glad they stayed minor. This past week has been so crazy with appointments and a first full week at the gym... Read more

  • it's sunday

    8/16/2015 7:42:49 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to keep cool and extra hydrated here today. a very warm and humid day. i stayed cool and well hydrated today, and so did my daughter, all of the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Blah day

    8/16/2015 7:28:34 PM, by 1HOTFUDGEMAMA

    i woke up feeling like I didn't want to do anything. I had all the best intentions last night to wake up early, dust the windowsills and go for a walk and catch a movie with the kids then get dinner! I ended up waking up late. Made the kids some killer waffles. Dusted the windowsills and went so fa... Read more

  • Back again :)

    8/16/2015 5:39:34 PM, by MARYTJM2609

    I've started again 2 weeks ago. Was back up to 215, and now 206.5 today. Counting calories was my big way to success before, so im doing it again. I got married a year ago, both of my boys are on their own, just dropped my stepdaughter off at college, just bought a new house we'll move into in 6 we... Read more

  • Sunday's Gratitude List

    8/16/2015 2:03:16 PM, by KLMEIRING

    Today I am grateful for life... especially the lives of my friends who are celebrating their birthdays today. One of them was born one year ago after his parents had waited a very long time to be able to conceive him. He is an amazing little boy & a tremendous blessing to his parents and to everyo... Read more

  • Running is getting better: Progress!

    8/16/2015 12:57:12 PM, by APRILRUSSELL3

    I am getting back that love of working out! Restarting in June was really tough. Just running to the end of my street had me winded. The thing that really got to me was how fast it happened! So I've been steadily pushing myself, but let me tell you, it really was a push to get moving and get out... Read more

  • Head for the hills!

    8/16/2015 11:09:47 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    the path begins at the bottom of the hill, in a fern-filled woodland then gets into more of a rocky climb then a place near the top, to stop in the sun and admire the view after a little snooze, it's onward and upward! the view from the top (I love these stones) here I found... Read more

  • Not Going Low- (insert: carb, fat, gluten, etc.)

    8/16/2015 10:50:09 AM, by TIFFFIT

    I came across another SparkPeople member today who has decided to start her journey by going on a low-carb diet. As those of you who have followed me know, I didn't give up anything but excess on my journey (i.e. I eat whatever I want but just limit quantities) so I started thinking about the whole... Read more

  • Agent Ilsa Faust (Mission: Impossible Nation Rogue)

    8/16/2015 10:12:49 AM, by FATHINSN

    Today, I went to town to have my personal time alone; I guess as an Introvert, I much prefer spending time with myself instead of get dragged by others, even to my favourite places LOL One of activities I did was watched a movie, " Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation". *cue MI soundtrack, dum dum dum ... Read more

  • Day of Rest

    8/16/2015 9:37:32 AM, by JODROX

    A lazy Sunday ahead........ starting with some couch time with my dog and some recorded concerts on the DVR (Annie Lennox and Simon & Garfunkel). Next up: some housework. Nothing too massive, but I will feel better if I could finally check a few of these neglected items off my mental list. ... Read more

  • Low Carb Pizza

    8/16/2015 8:45:06 AM, by DYANNE4293

    I made this last night. My family was impressed and the taste was amazing! I will definitely make this again! Wow!! Chicken crust Pizza Ingredients One pound ground (raw) chicken breast - or 3 small boneless breasts, pulsed in food processor ½ cup grated Parmesan 1 cup freshly shredded part sk... Read more

  • The Walk, Nephew's Party, and NSVs

    8/15/2015 11:21:03 PM, by BMCC488

    Yesterday I was having a big mental battle. About half of me didn't want to go to the walk this morning. I kept telling myself you don't want to waste the money you spent, you want to see what races are all about, etc. So I made myself go and it turned out to be a great experience. I got a tee shirt... Read more

  • Spectacular Saturday for the Heart

    8/15/2015 11:02:35 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Saturday, August 15, 2015 ... Read more