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  • Gods Day

    12/21/2014 12:28:23 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Bw blessed enjoy your day prayers and hugx... Read more

  • Satisfying Saturday

    12/21/2014 12:24:22 AM, by KNEEMAKER

    Saturday, December 20, 2014... Read more

  • it's saturday

    12/20/2014 9:52:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from my good friend who is overseas, this morning. now i'm off to an even better start to my day. it is always a pleasure to hear from him. i am really looking forward to when he comes back to the city just before new year's eve. my daughter got quite a few things from the breakfast with san... Read more

  • I Made It To The Weekend

    12/20/2014 6:37:08 AM, by KLMEIRING

    I am incredibly grateful that I made it through last week and into my weekend. Looking forward to some "me" time.... time away from work and time to take care of me. I am planning to go for a long walk today and use it to unload a ton of stress from this past week. Walking helps me to clear my he... Read more

  • My Fitbit challenge

    12/20/2014 5:47:43 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    After reading the blog of a Spark friend, I purchased a Fitbit Flex. It is an excellent tracking tool for steps, calories, etc. I love it! I also own a Spark Activity Tracker, and it keeps me highly motivated as well. I joined a group on Fitbit and was invited to a challenge whereby the winner ... Read more

  • Saturday

    12/20/2014 12:46:14 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day be blessed sending prayers and light hug... Read more

  • Fantastic Friday

    12/20/2014 12:32:39 AM, by KNEEMAKER

    Friday, December 19, 2014... Read more

  • 2014 Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot

    12/19/2014 3:51:26 PM, by MIRAGE727

    In 2010, D & I decided to do our first 5K, the St Petersburg Times Turkey Trot. We walked it. Four years and a name change later, we've done over 70 races! This race also marked the first time we wore our Team Hope for the Warriors Tampa colors! D & I be wearing these colors at many run races from ... Read more

  • 3 sloooow miles...

    12/19/2014 12:56:59 PM, by WANDAC2013

    26 minutes or so per mile...back is killing me...shoes are the problem, I believe :-( But, at least I did something :-)... Read more

  • Ready for new jeans

    12/19/2014 11:00:26 AM, by PINKIE78

    Looks like when I get back from visiting my family for the holidays, I'll be headed to the thrift store! Time to trade in some old jeans for some smaller ones! :) I've tried not to think much about clothing size day to day. I'm losing weight for my health and to feel better, so I don't want to ... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/19/2014 10:02:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter's last day of school for the year is today. mine will be in a few days. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! i have not yet heard back from the company where i went for a job interview a few days ago. if i have not heard back by the end of today, i will look for other job... Read more

  • Thought for the Day

    12/19/2014 9:58:18 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Fear is only an illusion. It is the illusion that creates the feeling of separateness - the false sense of isolation that exists only in your imagination. --Jeraldine Sounders We are only alone in our minds. In reality, we are each contributing necessary parts offering completion to the wholeness o... Read more

  • Yet Again....

    12/19/2014 5:40:42 AM, by KLMEIRING

    I am amazed by the encouraging words that have been posted on my Spark Page and my blog entries this week. I want to say thank you to all of you who have supported me and encouraged me this week. I really appreciate it! I don't think that I could have made it through this week without you! ... Read more

  • Glad to be back in the zone (blisters and all)

    12/18/2014 6:11:49 PM, by PINKIE78

    I walked 6 miles today. First time in many, many years. Feels amazing. In addition to trying to lose 80 pounds (21 down so far), I'm training for the Susan G. Komen 60-mile walk in Oct. 2015. The last time I did that amazing event was Oct. 2005. I haven't felt this great since then! It's amazi... Read more

  • 175!!! Yayyy!!!

    12/18/2014 3:48:58 PM, by PINKIE78

    I weighed in at 175 this morning! That's a big deal for me, for several reasons. Four years ago, 175 was my highest weight (not all-time high, but ever since my first round of weight loss), and it was the weight where I said, "I feel uncomfortable and want to change this." I spent three months ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/18/2014 2:59:20 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm spending some time with my daughter today. tomorrow, i have to do some grocery and xmas shopping for my daughter. today was pajama day at school for my daughter. she likes when her school has that. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. so far, i have not yet heard anything back from that c... Read more

  • 5 miles...

    12/18/2014 1:21:32 PM, by WANDAC2013

    ...on levee! Was gonna do only 3...then 4...then I thought "what the hell" and did 5! Beautiful morning...started a bit cold but warmed up perfectly! Will do 15 minutes on bike to get perfect 2 hours workout for the day!!!!... Read more

  • Legumes vs Sprouts debate again today

    12/18/2014 9:56:26 AM, by LADYBUG546

    So I am meaning mung sprouts not brussel sprouts nor bean sprouts. These are different and only have a small sprout tail ...ie a chickpea with a little sprout tail...just as it cracks. I love brussel sprouts and beans sprouts too along with lentils and so forth.... I am PACKED did you h... Read more

  • Game Plan For Thursday

    12/18/2014 2:21:23 AM, by KLMEIRING

    Computer issues at work have not been resolved, but I am resolving to do my best to just stay in the moment and trust that this will all work out. ... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday

    12/17/2014 11:39:47 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014... Read more

  • Still here from time to time

    12/17/2014 3:18:53 PM, by KMKMOM

    I was super active a few years ago - both on this site and physically. The SP community was a great motivator for me to get into running, lose weight, and just feel more healthy. I fell away from that as my kids got older and both started being involved in many activities. It was difficult to mak... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/17/2014 11:55:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a job interview yesterday afternoon. i think it went rather well. i will know by the end of the week whether or not i got the job. my daughter has movie day at school today and she doesn't have to dress up,either and she can bring a pillow,too. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hel... Read more

  • Running from Dementia (article)

    12/17/2014 10:25:41 AM, by MBTEPP

    Alzheimer's runs in my family. I care for my mother, in her 5th year after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. My aunt and my great grandmother too. I am running from dementia. It has been studied that vigorous exercise can reduce the chances of getting dementia. Now the Alz associati... Read more

  • I haven't been on track the last few days! UGH. 'Tis the season!

    12/17/2014 10:10:14 AM, by HAPPYOHIO

    I'm so disappointed that I haven't been on track the last few days. I haven't been tracking my food or working out. I've pretty much given myself permission every day since Friday to eat whatever I want, and I haven't been to the gym since last Wednesday. BUT. Let me say - it totally sucks. Not... Read more

  • Bike...

    12/17/2014 9:56:52 AM, by WANDAC2013

    45 min yesterday...doing 45 again today... 3x10 plus 1x15 equals 45 min....now, if I would leave the food alone. Ugh...... Read more

  • Question

    12/17/2014 9:20:37 AM, by LADYBUG546

    Are sprouts a vegetable or a legume? Wait what is the difference? I am confused by this as a legume is on my DASH DIET and is different than a vegetable. Can someone explain? I had sprout subji for supper last night and it was great minus the fact it was 10pm when I ate and I was snoozing in... Read more

  • hola!

    12/17/2014 8:06:08 AM, by MARIAAT160

    Sorry to get back to writing q post so late been dealing with personal struggles. I have been going up and down with my weight a lot lately so I am determined to have it go consistently down. I weighed in at 199 yesterday do that ma... Read more

  • Full day ahead!

    12/17/2014 6:36:43 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    Good morning all! I have some company goals to meet today... I have some working interviews to assess.... I have some team members to motivate.... I have paperwork to do.... All in a day's work.... so I gotta go pack my healthy foods because it's gonna be a long, fu... Read more

  • Do Not Like Feeling This Way

    12/17/2014 5:50:38 AM, by KLMEIRING

    This week has been challenging to say the least. The computer that I use at work is crashing and I have to figure out alternate ways to do just about everything that is on my daily to do list at work. I posted a blog yesterday about stress and I have been searching the Spark Community and ... Read more

  • Exhale the fat away--This is a great article for all to read.

    12/16/2014 10:20:53 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Read this scientific article about how the body rids itself of fat. It is worth the read. Let's keep on keeping on and exhale all our fat. http://news.yahoo.com/exhaled-
    pounds-fat-leaves-body-001
    427049.html... Read more

  • Three accomplishments for me today

    12/16/2014 8:42:50 PM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    1. Walked over 20,000 steps. (I was just in the mood to do it) 2. Got my nails done. (I RARELY do anything for myself, so I'm proud I did this) 3. Got my ends trimmed. (Whew! I really needed it) Alright Sparkfriends! That's a wrap for me tonight. Have a good one! Neanie... Read more

  • A long chat with mom

    12/16/2014 4:54:45 PM, by DRTOVAH

    Missed my morning walk today. I stated my day early, before it was light out. Mom caught me on the computer and we had a very long call. I had an early meeting with my boss so I couldn't take much of a walk and be at my computer in time. I did get in a short one on lunch break. I'm about to head out... Read more

  • Update since October

    12/16/2014 2:25:52 PM, by TATERCAT

    Hello everyone. It has been a while since I have been on Spark so let me update you on a few things that went down since October. My mum came to visit for a few weeks and I took some time off to spend with her. It was so great to see her again. I took her on 2 bike rides with me while I ran, an... Read more

  • badminton rocked

    12/16/2014 11:49:15 AM, by LADYBUG546

    So last week those of you that read my blog learned that my husband was a bit of an a$$ at badminton...this week he played like a good person and fair. I held my own and came back from behind to win the match. I then lost the second one by 3 points. We then got along enough to play doubles against... Read more

  • Stress....

    12/16/2014 7:13:33 AM, by KLMEIRING

    Stress.... Is it a good thing or a bad thing? Or somewhere in between? Sometimes it motivates me. Sometimes it feels overwhelming. Sometimes it makes me see things differently. Sometimes it makes me look up and realize that I need help from a power greater than myself. Sometimes it stops m... Read more

  • NEWSFLASH!!! I just jogged 90 minutes straight!!!!

    12/15/2014 7:54:12 PM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    ...Minus one bathroom and water break. I have NEVER EVER EVER E-V-E-R done this before! I was just puttering along like a little tortoise, BUT I did it! Oh wow! I have A LOT more endurance than I give myself credit for! I didn't huff and puff not once! Plus, I got a runner's high too! ... Read more

  • A Christmas Letter to my friends here on Sparks

    12/15/2014 12:00:51 PM, by WOODHEAT

    Hello Friends! Hope this Christmas season is finding all of you healthy, happy and in the spirit of Christmas! Over 2000 years ago, 3 wise men followed a star and their hearts to a humble manger where an infant lie. Like all of us, they probably had incredibly busy lives. Lives filled wi... Read more

  • Busy

    12/15/2014 9:47:46 AM, by BURGUNDYBABE

    So I've been a bit busy with the holiday season, and haven't been keeping up with the message boards as much as I'd like. Between getting ready for the holidays and working extra hours at work so others can do the same I just don't have the time. I've been continuing to eat right, but I have b... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/15/2014 9:31:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    I returned a call from a different company regarding a different job. I am researching the company this morning, so when I hear back from them, I will know quite a bit about the company. My daughter is feeling a lot better and she went to school today. I will step up my efforts to get more of my onl... Read more

  • Getting organized

    12/15/2014 8:48:01 AM, by LADYBUG546

    This weekend was busy but I think we have everything we need for our trip. We have most of it set out but just need to repack it and then pack clothes. I think we have a plan. I haven't exercised like I would like but I have been adding stairs into my day. I want to do this daily and be ab... Read more

  • Soooo

    12/15/2014 7:17:20 AM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    I have to be the most indecisive person I know. As SOON as my month is up on ww...full blown myfitnesspal. I just felt competely out of control on it. What works for some does not always work for others. Anywho, three days with... Read more

  • Getting an early start to the work week

    12/15/2014 2:44:58 AM, by DRTOVAH

    Work has been slow since two new people were hired. I went from having tons of overtime to scrambling to meet my minimum hours. So instead of having regular hours I keep hovering over the computer during waking hours to pick up assignments that generally last 1-2ish hours. On the plus side it i... Read more

  • Sunday...a new week

    12/14/2014 7:00:19 PM, by WANDAC2013

    And I started it with a bang...eating like a friggin horse. But....I did pick myself up, got on my bike and did 30 minutes!!!! Plus 2 sets of 25 wall pushups!!!!... Read more

  • I have so much to be Thankful for

    12/14/2014 3:19:54 PM, by APRILRUSSELL3

    I desperately need new running shoes. They are flat, hurt to run in and have holes in them. I have to wait until I get gift cards at Christmas to afford new shoes. If it were not for my shoes going flat, I would not be having plantar fasciitis. But the doctor said I could keep running and that i... Read more

  • Special Sunday

    12/14/2014 1:05:03 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Sunday, December 14, 2014... Read more

  • it's sunday

    12/14/2014 12:57:32 PM, by MOMMY445

    another week has begun. my daughter is feeling a bit under the weather today. so she is taking it easy. it is her last week of school this week and she wants to be well rested so she can enjoy it. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,,hello! as for me, i am catching up on some of my online ... Read more

  • Great Coached Workout Mixes

    12/14/2014 12:32:41 PM, by WINACHST

    music.motiontraxx.com/gs
    eriesfit/ G Series FIT Mixes Bootcamp #1 is my favorite mix. I just finished it. Yes, "FINISHED" I made it through the whole workout. I was not able to do that when I first downloaded these a few years ago. #feeling stronger... Read more

  • Ordered new running shoes!

    12/14/2014 11:54:26 AM, by DRTOVAH

    I'm getting close to needing new shoes with all the walking and soon more running I do. I have 2 pairs in rotation and a third old pair that I use in icky conditions like dirt and puddles. The old pair needs to go and older of the rotation shoes needs to be the icky pair. I've been wanting to t... Read more

  • Yesterday's unintended by accident but ended great 14 mile in a day trek.

    12/14/2014 10:07:23 AM, by MSKIZ69

    The weather was coooold yesterday morning so after I dropped my son off at the boys/girls club I happily drove downtown to go to my favorite YMCA-but all the parking garages were full. Irritated but not defeated I drove back home and decided to rest for a bit before walking to it(a 2 and a half mile... Read more

  • Something hit me like a ton of bricks this morning.....

    12/14/2014 7:26:08 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    For the past month, I have not lost ONE SINGLE POUND. Nope! I haven't lost a ONE. I've been pushing and pushing and resting and eating right, yet, I have not lost A THING. I'm telling you that, from a scale perspective, I am the Queen of Plateauland. Needless to say, I was BEYOND frustrated UNT... Read more

  • (Not) Hopelessly Behind

    12/14/2014 5:52:09 AM, by ZELLAZM

    There's always hope! This semester at the Bible school has really kept me hopping. When I took on this new "project" in the spring, I didn't know how time and energy-consuming it would be. I'm loving it, but it has meant that other things have taken a back seat. I haven't been making the best choice... Read more

  • Good Week

    12/13/2014 6:32:37 PM, by ISOLATED1

    I had a really good fitness week. I dropped a couple of pounds, and working out is getting easier. Although I have been slow on work outs, I am getting my endurance back and feeling better each day.... Read more

  • Good day for long walks

    12/13/2014 2:12:12 PM, by DRTOVAH

    Today is warming up nicely. For the past week when I wake up the temperature is in the 40s. Too cold for me to get all bundled up and feel OK for anything except a very quick walk. However by mid-day it gets comfortable enough that I can go out. So my morning walks gets shifted to mid-day. This... Read more

  • Running against the wind.

    12/13/2014 12:03:47 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    yup it's true...so in as much as I was kind of mentally beating my self up regarding NOT being able to run a full 20 minutes, well...the story goes like this: Yesterday I went on week 6 day 2 run of my C25K. California is in th... Read more

  • it's saturday

    12/13/2014 9:55:39 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off in a while to spend some time with my daughter today. woo hoo! the weekend is here! hurray! i'm catching up on some computer work, then i am off to spend time with her. i heard from another place regarding a different job i applied to. i will get back to them today and let them know i am def... Read more

  • From visualization into reality....

    12/13/2014 5:38:00 AM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    For years, I've had an image plastered in my brain. For years, I've said I will bring that image into reality. Well, the time is now--I want to be a runner. I do have interval workout sessions whereby I'll walk and then run. Guess what? When I do this, I don't become tired or huff and puff at a... Read more

  • Rainy day

    12/12/2014 8:47:14 PM, by WANDAC2013

    Spent it inside with the tree and candles lit, didn't go anywhere, comfy, got pd, wearing duck dynasty jammies... aaahhh....30 min on bike (2x15 min).... Read more

  • Thought for the day

    12/12/2014 12:33:46 PM, by DYANNE4293

    The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm. --Swedish proverb During our illness, we hurt others. We hurt ourselves. We messed up a lot. So, a lot of us come into recovery not trusting ourselves very much. The truth is, as addicts, we couldn't be trusted. But in recovery, ... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/12/2014 11:25:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm taking it easy today. it was very challenging getting through the snow the other day. i haven't made any plans for the weekend yet. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! my daughter has only one more week left of school and she is off until just after new year's day. she is counti... Read more

  • Update to the Southwest incident

    12/12/2014 11:22:08 AM, by DRTOVAH

    It is only fair I post the outcome. Southwest did respond to my inquiry. I will be receiving a check to cost the cost of making a second trip to the airport to get baggage. I will also be receiving a $100 travel voucher. So it was a huge pain to go through that I would have rather n... Read more

  • Getting My Spark Back

    12/11/2014 9:03:52 PM, by FITMAMA_

    Life. For the last few years it always seems to get in the way of my fitness goals. But I have come to the realization that my life is a little more demanding these days than even 3 years ago... For those who know me well would be surprised to hear me say that because my life was pretty darn deman... Read more

  • BL Challenge

    12/11/2014 8:13:02 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    i wrote some great stuff down today. I cant wait to make better sense of it and share it with you guys. the commitment to the challenge has me a bit worried but I like the way it making me look at life. Its all good. have a great night... Read more

  • 2000 miles and I'm now jogging a bit!

    12/11/2014 8:03:27 PM, by DRTOVAH

    I've been back in Florida since the beginning of the month. I missing being up north but I'm happy I'm back in nice weather. Early this week, I crossed 2000 miles with FitBit! The email said I have walked the width of India! Also in the last week, I've been able to start jogging. Not much and ... Read more

  • Day 11 and...

    12/11/2014 7:40:05 PM, by WANDAC2013

    ...my original goal for December will not be met. Right now, I just want to keep moving forward and not get completely sidetracked through the Holidays. So today we walked 4 fairly slow miles in 90 minutes. Have walked 3x this week and done bike 4x...storm is rolling in tonight so we won't be walkin... Read more

  • where is my passion?

    12/11/2014 3:22:12 PM, by EVRLNGFOO

    i was on instagram yesterday and came across a post about someone (@graciesjourney) being passionate about working out and losing weight. that hit me hard. i have been thinking about it since. i'm still struggling with the interested vs. committed idea. i'm committed to working out. i get up e... Read more

  • Third Day

    12/11/2014 1:10:26 PM, by JODROX

    Hubby made manicotti and it was good. 'nuf said.... Read more

  • Eight Days

    12/11/2014 12:59:42 PM, by ASHLEYLQ

    On day eight, I'm sitting at my desk eating egg salad (made with Vegenaise -- no dairy!) with sprouts on a spinach wrap. Apple is riding shot gun. Water off to the side. I'm thinking about how it feels like it's been forever since I've had control. And I'm thinking about how this control can slip aw... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/11/2014 10:05:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter did sing to me one of the songs her class sang at the concert. she updated me on the whole thing as well. i am working extra today on my online courses. it is really snowing here this morning. so i thought i may as well use the extra time to do some more course work. i want to be all cau... Read more

  • I need a plan

    12/10/2014 11:14:27 PM, by PINKIE78

    I've been doing great with exercise. That's the good news, and it really is! Back in September I was so out of shape. I had no desire to exercise, even though I used to love it. I got winded walking two blocks. It was all I could do to make the decision (at the urging of two friends) to start walkin... Read more

  • Make TODAY the Day...

    12/10/2014 5:14:59 PM, by 4EVERADONEGIRL

    Where do we get the mentality, especially when it comes to diet and fitness, to "start on Monday". Like by waiting until the beginning of the week will make everything magically fall into place? Because I've found that it's actually the contrary. Whenever I have gone into a new diet or exercise prog... Read more

  • Holiday Treats

    12/10/2014 1:11:04 PM, by ISOLATED1

    It sure is hard to avoid the holiday treats. Good article on managing this challenge.... Read more

  • Two Good Days

    12/10/2014 1:02:57 PM, by JODROX

    Quickie update: Day 2 went well. I went a tiny bit over in calories, only because after I ate it, I discovered that the yogurt I had for supper was higher calorie than I expected (170!). I also ran, and it was HARD. I need to remember to never take so much time off from running again... unless it's ... Read more

  • Seven Days

    12/10/2014 11:17:28 AM, by ASHLEYLQ

    Today marks the seventh day. For the past six days, I have given up dairy due to the extreme congestion it causes me. I feel much, much better for it, too. I no longer wake up with a comically puffy face. I have also not gotten on a train of continuous snacking after dinner. On some night... Read more

  • Company arrives today

    12/10/2014 7:53:08 AM, by LADYBUG546

    I am excited that the company arrives today and we are suppose to get a snow storm hehehehehe....so fun ...bring it. I am also going to cook my first Indian dish for them tonight hehehee....I am glad my boss is being nice and going to let me go home early so I can go to the airport with my husb... Read more

  • Be (Walk) Where You Are

    12/10/2014 12:33:15 AM, by NEWMOMOVER40

    I have been very busy with work today and didn't take the time for a walk outside (dang!) but last night, I had a fun little revelation -- why not add some extra steps to my shopping, just like I did on Sunday night with my walking down city streets? While I was out shopping after a meeting, just re... Read more

  • Tremendous Tuesday

    12/9/2014 10:55:54 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Tuesday, December 9, 2014... Read more

  • A Milestone Non-Scale Victory

    12/9/2014 9:04:32 PM, by APRILRUSSELL3

    As I've started just weighing in once a week, I am always looking for NSVs. So I was kicking around the house Sunday, sore as all get-out from a six hour workout on Saturday, and I ventured into he back closet. I had forgotten a friend had given me a bunch of different size clothes and I had put a... Read more

  • Success at Badminton

    12/9/2014 11:43:23 AM, by LADYBUG546

    I beat my husband after I scolded him and told him to quit playing like a jerk. It is fine for me to run around the court like a lost puppy dog for him to stand in middle. I got ticked and quit playing hard. Then I schooled him in two games because the angrier I got the more I smashed the birdie ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    12/9/2014 10:09:44 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mild day here today. at my daughter's school today, there will be a christmas concert for just an hour. i am usually there. today, due to my courses,i am not able to make it. i told her to tell me all about it later. all of the birds say hi! i will continue to work on my online courses and look fo... Read more

  • Today's Thought from Hazelden

    12/9/2014 9:23:58 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought from Hazelden Is: Anticipate the good so that you may enjoy it. --Ethiopian Proverb Newcomer I'm getting closer to 90 days - I'm in the 80s now. I'm excited. It's a miracle that I've been able to stay in recovery without interruption for this long. But I feel worried, too - or mayb... Read more

  • One Good Day

    12/9/2014 9:18:52 AM, by JODROX

    The new, big number on the scale and the big bloated feeling shocked me into eating like a reasonable person yesterday. Nothing extreme. Just reasonable. I even did my toning exercises. I postponed my run until today though. It would have been too tight to cram it in before my kids' concert last nig... Read more

  • December calendar update! What I learned my first week...

    12/8/2014 11:11:01 PM, by HAPPYOHIO

    WOW! I am absolutely blown away by the amount of comments my last blog post received about my little December calendar on the fridge! I'm SO glad this little idea sparked so many people on SP. It's definitely helped keep me in check this first week, and even though I haven't been 100% perfect wit... Read more

  • Marvelous Monday

    12/8/2014 10:08:18 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Monday, December 8, 2014... Read more

  • Day 8...

    12/8/2014 8:12:29 PM, by WANDAC2013

    Did NOTHING the last 2 days other than stay in bed late, eat, go to church...BUT TODAY....... I walked the girls 3 miles, did 2 sets of 25 wall pushups, and 20 minutes on bike!!!... Read more

  • A Small Triumph over Inactivity & Old Habits

    12/8/2014 12:22:34 PM, by NEWMOMOVER40

    Went to a concert in Vancouver last night. When the show got out I went to my old haunt, Blenz, and got my old drink, a soy decaf dark chocolate mocha. Yum. But then ... Surprisingly, I didn't like it as much as I used to. There was a big poster on the wall saying "Want to save on calories? Order a ... Read more

  • Progress

    12/8/2014 12:13:23 PM, by NEWMOMOVER40

    I weighed myself this morning and got a shock, 11 pounds down from where I was before I started tracking. I'm already 17% towards my goal! WOO HOO! A couple of observations I was sharing with my hubby this morning after I weighed in. (1) The changes I've made have been fairly trivial, it ... Read more

  • Finding our time rambles.

    12/8/2014 11:48:31 AM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    It finally rained in California. by rain, I mean a LOT. My husband and I were looking at the poor excuse I call a garden this year and I sighed "I need to make it pretty, but alas I just need to find the time" My husband, in his sweet niavity, states "well, you would have more time if you ... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/8/2014 11:39:06 AM, by MOMMY445

    I'm off to a good start this morning. I got quite a bit done on my online courses and I let the teacher know what parts of the lessons I am not able to access or complete. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Update from Dr Appointment and weekend

    12/8/2014 10:14:49 AM, by LADYBUG546

    So I went to the doctor and my BP is down in a normal range somewhat. The doctor wants my bottom number in the 80's so the next month involves focusing on this. If it does not come down by my next doctors appointment she will put me on a second med. I have to get to the gym or exercise more. ... Read more

  • UUUUGGGGGHHHHHHH!!

    12/8/2014 9:33:49 AM, by JODROX

    Yes, I am rebooting. Again. I am sick of this hamster wheel. A few days of motivation and then............. a terrifying slide into obesity. I was on track for ONE WEEK before I completely stopped tracking. I'm not even sure why. Apathy? The weight is creeping up and up and up. I am not ... Read more

  • UGH!

    12/8/2014 7:01:03 AM, by WINACHST

    Yesterday, I posted a link to a dessert blog and I am wanting to stop eating so many sweets. This time of year is not the holiday season but the temptation season. It wouldn't be so bad except that eating sweets is not an occasional event with me. I eat too many sweets and every time I log onto the ... Read more

  • A Dessert Blog

    12/7/2014 10:04:49 PM, by WINACHST

    check out this blog: chocolatecoveredkatie.co
    m/ all I can say is OMG! These are awesome recipes I just made the one minute chocolate mug cake ~ satisfied my craving and there was no leftovers so I was not tempted to eat and eat and eat. I adjusted the sugar Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    12/7/2014 1:46:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter is so much better! she was so ready to go outside to play this morning. all of the birds say hello,hello! i am taking it somewhat easy today. i will definitely be active throughout my day. i have a full week ahead of me. i have been counting down the days when my good friend will be comi... Read more

  • Allergies Are No Joke

    12/7/2014 9:38:15 AM, by KLMEIRING

    Allergies are no joke. I just got off of the phone with my mom. She called me because she was having an allergic reaction to a skin care product that she used and she wanted to know if I had ever experienced difficulty with this same product. The truth is that I am very careful about the skin... Read more

  • Low Carb Day 11

    12/7/2014 9:29:08 AM, by LIMOM2TWINS

    Low Carb Day 11 ~ 68 Net Carbs - BEFORE BINGE!! OK so here it is "loud and clear", "in print and in color" I was doing great all day no treadmill but i gave into a binge!! UGH.... So here is something I am doing differently - trying to figure out why instead of beating myself up about it... Read more

  • I need to be committed

    12/7/2014 9:12:23 AM, by EVRLNGFOO

    I feel like I'm climbing a hill and I just keep sliding backwards. I know what I need to do to lose weight but I just keep sabotaging myself. I feel as though I have no self-control. I have been doing a lot of thinking about interested vs committed as far as weight loss. For some reason I just can... Read more

  • My Inspiration for Today

    12/7/2014 7:43:05 AM, by KLMEIRING

    You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)... Read more

  • day 6 (saturday)

    12/7/2014 4:52:47 AM, by MICHELLESMILES_

    Exercised between customers today lol... Read more

  • Breaking Through The Wall

    12/6/2014 10:54:20 PM, by APRILRUSSELL3

    Here's me in my kneepads. (The pictures blurry because my husband's hand shake really bad.) It only took me an hour to get going this morning. So I went out to the park and ran from 9:50a to 2:30p. For the last two weekends, I ... Read more

  • Sleeeeeeeep (Part II)

    12/6/2014 7:31:06 PM, by NEWMOMOVER40

    I just read something fascinating that I hope to back up with some research ... supposedly your body does most of its clearing of toxins between 11PM and 1AM. Yikes! (Going to be before 1AM is rare for me.) So I think I might head for bed at 11 rather than 12, starting sooner rather than waitin... Read more