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  • Resuming Normal

    12/6/2016 7:27:24 AM, by JODROX

    Things are going a little better. I'm eating a little more, sleeping a little more, getting things sorted out a little more. #lifeisgood I was a little nervous that the weight I dropped quickly would creep back on if I started eating like a reasonable person again. But I'm actually still losing... Read more

  • Tuesday

    12/5/2016 11:48:08 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    I find joy in swimming it doesn't hurt the joint and it makes you feel so much better have a blessed day and enjoy your family hugs... Read more

  • What is....?

    12/5/2016 7:40:52 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    What is the greatest gift you can give someone? Your time. Your attention. Your love. Your concern.... Read more

  • Goals update

    12/5/2016 4:42:43 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Exercise -- 2 hours cleaning 3 kitchen cabinets Sleep - 11 hours Calories - a huge struggle! Before dinner I've consumed 647 calories, I'm in panic mode big time! It's my roommate's turn to cook tonight, she's making chili. I'd rather have 200 calories for dinner than 600, but at the same time it'... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/5/2016 3:49:39 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am out and about, enjoying the day. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • mourning and real life

    12/5/2016 3:12:47 PM, by ZIPITUP

    Yesterday- Brother got married and it was a wonderful time. Today found out a friend passed away. Brilliant man. A mentor to my eldest- so although they had decided not to go to the wedding I am glad they were there for the passing on of my friend. He was surrounded by family and friends. ... Read more

  • Delightful - story-time

    12/5/2016 10:46:20 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today I happened to remember that there is usually a play or drama on the radio (BBCradio4) in the afternoon.......... (daily - 14.15 Drama; 19.45 15-min drama; 22.45 Book at bedtime). I'd forgotten how restful and delightful it is to just listen to someone tell me a story. While I was listeni... Read more

  • New week

    12/5/2016 12:52:11 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    It has been almost 4 months since my brother passed away and the things that I did for him make me so happy I was with him until the end and told him several times a day how much I loved him and now that makes me know in my heart that He knew how much I loved him and I knew how much he loved me h... Read more

  • RnR Half Marathon Success

    12/4/2016 7:02:14 PM, by DEBJAE

    I started training in June/July. I joined a running group that trained specifically for the race I was doing. I needed the accountability. It was tough; I was always exhausted and I've never been so hungry all the time before! But I did manage to lose weight so there's that 20 Three weeks... Read more

  • as if donuts weren't fattening enough...

    12/4/2016 5:20:06 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    someone goes and adds this filling... it looks delicious though and I don't eat donuts. LOL
    mpkin-pastry-cream.html... Read more

  • New workout schedule

    12/4/2016 3:39:59 PM, by MRSGIXXER

    One of the biggest things that helped me reach my weight loss goal was logging and blogging on Spark People. I have some new goals now and think that using the same methods I can achieve these the same as I did losing weight. Eric and I now work out 6 days a week. Up at 4am every day. We ha... Read more

  • What is governments responsibility to feed the people?

    12/4/2016 3:32:19 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED
    Z1&et_cid=DM127588&et_rid=1782921372 I'm watching a video on food/farming and this question was asked. It's a ... Read more

  • 2016 About Me Archive

    12/4/2016 2:56:26 PM, by MRSGIXXER

    2016 - Thrive I had some pretty big goals for myself in 2015. Well, it ended up that I only had the time and energy to work on my marriage and sanity. But it was well worth it. My wonderful husband and I are recovering together from the very difficult 2014/2015 and are looking forward to a muc... Read more

  • Goals December 4-10

    12/4/2016 11:14:30 AM, by GET2BEFIT

    Soda 2 days ... Ultimate goal is to be sober aka completely off soda by new year's day Sleep 7 hours every night Exercise minimum 3 days minimum 30 minutes each day Workouts vary , learn a different routine from different trainers Calories - try to stay in range, plan around special events aka C... Read more

  • Delightful - vibrant plate

    12/4/2016 9:26:14 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I think my Vision Board (see my photos) IS having an effect on me. First I buy a soft & cosy Xmas jacket - the words 'warm & cosy' and 'snuggle' are on my Vision Board, as is a small pop of quirk in the top left corner - a red exotic bird. And today as I made my lunch, I remembered that I have 'fr... Read more

  • Gods day

    12/4/2016 12:17:06 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Remember to always say I love you as you leave the house hugs... Read more

  • I did it!

    12/3/2016 9:07:45 PM, by WINACHST

    I finally did it! I ran a sub20 2-miler this morning. I have been working on making this goal for about 7 years now. WHOOHOO!... Read more

  • Goals follow-ups

    12/3/2016 3:37:00 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Soda - achieved goal! Sleep - achieved goal! Listen to my body -- I'm still learning! I mistake one signal for another Rest between workouts : 2 or 3 days Try something new - learned a new inspection job and received another shipment Friday afternoon Today's workout was 30 minutes cleaning. I ha... Read more

  • Disappointed

    12/3/2016 11:16:50 AM, by REGULARSHOW

    I was doing really good all day yesterday until I got pizza for my friends and I. It would have been ok if I was moderate about how much pizza I had but I wasn't. Now we have left overs and I know my roommate won't eat it. I absolutely hate watching food go to waste. So I feel I have to eat the las... Read more

  • Delightful - soft & cosy

    12/3/2016 6:56:57 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Well, my inner 'Lady Spendthrift' got me to buy a Xmas 'jumper' today! I've had Xmas jumpers on my mind, and thought "they're a waste of money/unnecessary" etc. But this one just 'got' me and it jumped into my shopping basket along with the coffee and creamer! Hmm. It was 16GBP. I have NOT taken... Read more

  • My Mother-in-law has passed

    12/2/2016 8:04:54 PM, by WINACHST

    It has been a rough few days. My mother-in-law has passed on to glory. She had COPD and ended up in intensive care and then it was decided that she go into hospice care. The nursing home she was at had an awesome staff. She was kept comfortable and I was amazed at how many of the nurses and caregive... Read more

  • Huge crap load

    12/2/2016 1:47:15 PM, by DEBBIE0468

    Well. Lost my job....I'm the largest weight I've EVER been. Two of my grandchildren are not in my life...The mothers choice. My son and daughter are not talking... Times like this I just want to eat and sleep. Crawl under a rock..... But that's not going to change anything. The only thing I can do i... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/2/2016 10:38:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    another cool day here today. my daughter and some of her classmates are off to an eco trip today. she has been looking forward to this all week. next week, she goes on a different field trip with her school. then there will be one more to a place she has been before with me. today, i do not have muc... Read more

  • Delightful - creativity

    12/2/2016 4:22:41 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today is going to be filled with all sorts of delightful things - I'm so lucky! I am spending today with a friend, we are visiting a mutual friend together, then I am being treated to a late birthday-lunch. This evening, the town will burst into life with Father Xmas arriving by lifeboat, then meet... Read more

  • TGIF

    12/1/2016 11:28:48 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    I hope everyone has a wonderful day I am pretty sad please be blessed... Read more

  • December 1st

    12/1/2016 6:25:35 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today is the third of three days of soda this week. I'm buying and drinking diet soda tonight: diet dr pepper in a bottle! With fit and active whole almonds and oikos Greek yogurt for dinner I'm under 100-110 calories of my minimum calories. My stomach is growling! I've been getting 7 or more ho... Read more

  • Last Write-in, Migraine, and Dreams

    12/1/2016 5:55:55 PM, by BMCC488

    Tuesday I got a LOT done with my book, both before and at the write-in. I also got a blog posted about the virtual 5K race I set up on my WP blog. I was so tired though, by the time I got to the write-in, I felt like a zombie. I stayed only a little over an hour instead of until close like others di... Read more

  • ANY exercise is better than nothing

    12/1/2016 3:12:16 PM, by DIANALAZZELL

    This daylight savings has got me in a slump. It's gloomy outside and pitch dark at 5:30pm. I am having trouble motivating myself today. So i hopped onto Spark to get some inspiration. I've read a lot of featured posts and i came away with this inspiration. Getting healthy takes time, and you will ma... Read more

  • It's thursday

    12/1/2016 1:18:46 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very windy and cool day here today. my daughter was dressed warmly when it was time for her to get to school this morning. i made sure to dress warmly when i went out to do some much needed laundry. i got in an extra walk this morning and i feel really good about it. all of the birds say cheep,che... Read more

  • Finally Thursday

    12/1/2016 9:53:52 AM, by ELAINEMILLAR

    I let myself have a few good days of rest after a hard soccer game played on the weekend. My knees were hurting so I needed to let my body recuperate. Today I have decided to walk rain or shine. I have a good rain coat so I will try and get so fitness minutes in for the team. Even with no exercise m... Read more

  • Delightful - coffee in the park

    12/1/2016 7:54:10 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    This morning I went out into town and bought all my Xmas gifts. It's a lovely day - cold, but the sky is blue and the sun is shining (although it's getting misty now). I felt good because I'd completed the shopping (within budget) - and I was going to walk home via a small 'tropical garden'. When... Read more

  • November: Lost TEN Pounds?!?!

    12/1/2016 7:32:31 AM, by JODROX

    The first half of November, with my weight hitting an all-time high since my 40-pound loss (not highest ever), I was in a panic to get back on track. I was working on it...kinda...sorta...with no real results. And then this new thing hit -- the lack of sleep, the loss of appetite. The key to we... Read more

  • November 30th

    11/30/2016 8:59:02 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today was a great day! I got to continue an inspection job ALL DAY and I stayed in my upper midrange so I'm feeling pretty smart! No soda today. I took breakfast with me and it worked. Before doing that I used to eat 4:30 AM to catch 5:30 AM bus. By the 5:30 AM arrived, I'd feel like I NEVER ate,... Read more

  • Healthy again!

    11/30/2016 8:10:30 PM, by REGULARSHOW

    I'm so excited to start being healthy again :)... Read more

  • Cybergreetings & Sparklove

    11/30/2016 4:08:00 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Once your birthday is saved in the memory of the great computer of the world-wide web - it remembers you on your birthday. It's kind of cute! (whoops, there's that word again!) Twitter makes a fistful of colourful balloons float up the page - and everytime you refresh the page, it does it agai... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/30/2016 10:09:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to focus on my online english and math courses. i am definitely practicing more in calculating percentages, as it is not something that comes easy to me. i can do them, i just find i need a lot of time to do so. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyon... Read more

  • healthy habits

    11/30/2016 8:56:10 AM, by ZIPITUP

    Good Morning! Have decided to delay potato time. I just packed DH's lunch. I cook- just 2 of us most of the time here but because of that I think I will continue making healthy food. Today- lentil bolognese over spaghetti squash and steamed broccoli for supper! 4 Also I wondered abou... Read more

  • Over 1000!

    11/30/2016 8:37:07 AM, by JODROX

    Yesterday I finally ate over 1000. I'm kind of nervous about gaining back the lbs I lost, but I can't eat that light forever! I came in at 1120. It was a busy day -- lots of fun, wonderful stuff, partly birthday, partly life. I got home pretty late and was hungry, so I ate. Previous days, I pr... Read more

  • Cake anyone?

    11/30/2016 3:13:44 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    OK, it's my birthday! Look what my sister sent me (via twitter - I don't know where she found the photo)! Isn't that awesome inspiration for a great birthday! I have two cake-eating engagements lined up today - in the spirit of allowing friends to celebrate my birthday. Both of them a... Read more

  • Goals update

    11/29/2016 5:07:08 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today is my second day of three on soda. I'm feeling pretty good. My ultimate goal is to be sober aka completely off soda by new year's day. My workouts were changing bed this morning 20 minutes and organizing kitchen wash cloths and potholders, unpacking suitcase, downsizing bedroom closet, mom or... Read more

  • End of year thoughts and actions- blogging again

    11/29/2016 11:34:12 AM, by ZIPITUP

    Hello! It's been awhile. I deleted some blogs- and so apologize to those of you who read and took time to comment. 247 Was not sure I wanted to go back to airing all my laundry out in public again- (no friends- I did not draw this one...but I am sketching again and hope to get my ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/29/2016 10:50:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mix of sun and clouds here today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,.cheep! i am taking it easy today. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • 9 Pounds in 13 Days

    11/29/2016 8:10:46 AM, by JODROX

    When you lose your appetite and can't sleep... It's not the intentional weight-loss I've worked so hard for in the past, but I'll take it. Back under 130. Today is my birthday, and it's a milestone. I'm very blaaaaah about it. Oh yeah, it's my birthday... no big deal. My friends are taking me ... Read more

  • Bear Hugs

    11/29/2016 7:46:45 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    When my son (now 30) moved out, I kept just a few things of his - there was a cookie-jar, a VW campervan money box, a big brown mug, and this teddy bear. I never think of myself as being a soft-toy person, but I do occasionally pick this little teddy up and give it a hug! Today was one... Read more

  • Tackling Things

    11/29/2016 5:27:20 AM, by BMCC488

    Sunday was slow. We didn't go to church again this week, bad I know. I am doing well on studying my Bible every morning this past week, which is a good habit and I feel like it's truly becoming a habit for me. I fell behind so I'm reading two days out of my "read the Bible in a year" plan each day t... Read more

  • Goals November 27-December 3

    11/28/2016 9:50:15 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Soda: 3 days this week. Today was my first day and I had two caffeine free diet Coke. Exercise: minimum 30 minutes minimum 3 days. This morning was a Leslie workout and three hours dusting. Beauty sleep: minimum 7 hours each night. Last night was five hours, my sister and her family left the ... Read more

  • Settling in to my new reality

    11/28/2016 6:26:39 PM, by AMANDANCES

    So it's almost the end of 2016 and I'm halfway through graduate school now. The Little Bear is FIVE YEARS OLD (!!!!!) and is as silly as ever. He's crazy smart and VERY active, so he keeps me on my toes. When I lost my job in 2015, I made the decision to go back to school full-time and it was p... Read more

  • 12 Days Under 1000

    11/28/2016 7:58:50 AM, by JODROX

    Greetings, Sparklers! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and nice long weekend! Mine was good -- nice to spend the day with family and relax over the long weekend. My low-cal trend continues. I'm at a point now where I really could eat more, but I'm being careful. Yesterday I logged in... Read more

  • 260.2

    11/28/2016 7:42:29 AM, by LAURELJ72

    The highest weight I have ever hit in my lifetime. It's not an achievement I want to blast to the whole world, but it's one I feel I need to share here. To feel accountable. To grasp the weight of the situation, so to speak? It's no laughing matter, I understand that. I am committing to lose 2... Read more

  • Try Something New

    11/28/2016 5:54:42 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    A Cornish Bunch by Simon Reed from his website: One of the missions in the Fly Lady Holiday Control Journal is to list family traditions, then think about what you'd like to keep, and what new things you'd like to try. I've found this exercise to be very good at stim... Read more

  • In advance of 2017

    11/27/2016 5:01:16 PM, by AGABAI

    Have only gotten heavier this year. This is what I plan on doing: drink more water, eat more veggies, exercise way way more, and am allowed one fatty/sweet item per week. Before I do anything else, I have to find my weighing scale! Don't know where it is! For the longest time, I didn't care, and see... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/27/2016 2:30:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    i got to see a good friend of mine the other day. we got caught up on what has been happening in our lives. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • A change in behaviour

    11/27/2016 2:15:46 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    photo from @doituk on twitter I've been working on 'change' since August.......and doing things differently. Kind of trying to get out of habitual ruts that perhaps aren't the most life-supporting for me. However, this one has taken me by surprise! I've just done shopping for Xmas f... Read more

  • A crafty solution

    11/27/2016 9:18:26 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Seems like everyone is powering-up for Xmas already, especially in America. I guess once you've done all that work for Thanksgiving, it kind of rolls over into Xmas fairly naturally? My Dad never used to decorate the house until after we'd gone to bed on Xmas Eve - so we came down in the morning ... Read more

  • Great day! November 26

    11/26/2016 11:55:54 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    I'm trying to figure out why this shows up from yesterday because I posted this tonight! This morning my mom, sister and I had a ladies outing Christmas shopping, and then mom took us out for lunch and ice cream... Great bonding time! My father, brother-in-law, nephews and I watched college foot... Read more

  • We Had Quite the Night Last Night

    11/26/2016 7:45:50 PM, by BMCC488

    Yesterday afternoon I started realizing that I felt better, slightly more energy. I know now that it was definitely a virus because today I even feel a bit more energy than yesterday. Still not up to "normal" for me but much better. The low energy was really getting me down and frustrated this past ... Read more

  • Savings tracker

    11/26/2016 3:50:47 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    It's amazing how much I can do when I'm travelling on the bus! I make notes in my diary/notebook, I fiddle with my basic little mobile phone (not a Smartphone). It has a basic little spreadsheet thing on it where you can record daily spends for the month, and it'll total up the day and the month. ... Read more

  • Being overweight during the holidays

    11/26/2016 12:01:03 PM, by WINTERRAIN

    This past Thanksgiving I spent the day with my BF's family, just like all the previous holidays. However on Thursday I was up early and did a spin class and then went home to prepare the three dishes I had told his mom I would bring. I had expressed to my darling guy that I didn't want to ha... Read more

  • Great day!

    11/25/2016 5:50:09 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    On my status I posted my workouts. Goals update! Yesterday was my third day of soda so tonight I'm doing ice tea, water, hot tea, hot chocolate or something. Tonight my sister, her husband and kids invited me to join them in surprising my cousin Brandon, his wife Rachel and kids for pizza. I'm... Read more

  • 10 Days In

    11/25/2016 1:25:29 PM, by JODROX

    I'm starting Day 10 of this crazy new sleepless/eat-less world, and thank God for a 4-day weekend. There's time to mentally sort through some stuff that might get me back to a place where I can sleep and eat again. One thing that is keeping me sane is writing. It helps me process what's happen... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/25/2016 11:05:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm headed off to an event called food,fashion and fun in a while. i find these events fun,lively and informative. there is always great food at these events and nice people. my daughter has started to write out her christmas wish list. i wrote down, on a separate piece of paper, two things that she... Read more

  • 12 Days of Christmas!

    11/25/2016 1:32:14 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Following my last blog about heaping coins and building a financial fund for my future, I've had loads of great suggestions from Spark friends - and I've noted them all. Yesterday I bought a couple of extra items for my lunch, using loyalty points on my local supermarket card - so no money exc... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/24/2016 8:54:12 PM, by BMCC488

    429 Happy Thanksgiving! 426 I decided to stay home today while my parents went up to our hometown to spend time with my two aunts. I don't know what else they ended up doing but they left at eight this morning and it's now five thirty and they're just about to head back now lol. None of them w... Read more

  • Overslept and missed the Turkey Run Now Gobble Later 5k

    11/24/2016 8:52:27 PM, by WINACHST

    So Bummed! My cat woke me up and I shooed her away not thinking to get up early to go for the 5k. I woke up with no time to get there before the race started. So, I loaded the route on my ifit treadmill and ran a virtual 5k. My time was 33:47, ha, but my scenery was sunny and green (summertime). It ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/24/2016 10:09:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is lightly raining here today. i am okay with that and so is my daughter. she is feeling much better and is back at school today. i am taking some english,math courses online. i enjoy learning new things and refreshing the skills i do have. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Eve

    11/23/2016 6:16:04 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today has been good. 600 calories used so far today. Tonight my sister and cousin and cousin's family bring in pizza. I'd rather have salad with pizza but Mom quickly vetoed that and said soup and pizza. I'm saving room for the pizza. I had salad for lunch so I'm aiming for the pizza. ALL aunts, u... Read more

  • Whoa!!!

    11/23/2016 10:50:01 AM, by WINACHST

    Man, I just realized that I have been eating a lot of junk AND I am stressed. Time for me to take a time out!... Read more

  • a nice sunny day

    11/23/2016 10:20:31 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day for me to catch up on some of my online course work. my daughter is feeling a bit under the weather, so she did not go to school today. she will rest,drink plenty of fluids. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • An Emotional Weight Loss

    11/23/2016 8:44:26 AM, by JODROX

    I've got some emotional turmoil in my life right now. Hence the loss of appetite and lack of sleep. I'm functioning and have great things in some areas of my life, so hurrah for that. I'm happy to have lost 7 pounds in a week, even though this is absolutely NOT the way to do it. Pre-emotional ... Read more

  • A Little Bit Better

    11/22/2016 11:08:12 PM, by BMCC488

    I'm still feeling under the weather today. Congestion, (mild) headache, a little coughing, and just tired. However, when I woke up I noticed my mouth wasn't as swollen anymore. Then this evening I noticed that my mouth is "peeling" where the burn was. I was hoping to avoid that part but it's not as ... Read more

  • Goals follow-ups

    11/22/2016 4:29:56 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Sleep: minimum 7 hours... achieved! Sunday bed 9:30 PM up Monday 7:30 AM Monday bed 8:35 up Tuesday 6:05 AM Eating: dad took me to Long John Silvers for lunch, he and I got $5 meal... I recorded dinner, Mom is making homemade vegetable soup, I'm under my minimum calories by 70 calories, so I'm doi... Read more

  • a beautiful fall day

    11/22/2016 12:53:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    i got my laundry done this morning. now i am out and about to enjoy the nice fall air today. i met up with a good friend of mine the other night. it put an even brighter outlook on my day. i enjoy spending time with my friends, no matter for how long it ends up being. right now, i will be heading to... Read more

  • The argument of the growing heap

    11/22/2016 11:46:51 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    This month, I am working on setting up vision boards for some of the things that weigh me down. One of my most pressing concerns is my future housing situation. I don't have any savings at the moment - and can't see how to save anything as I live pretty much hand-to-mouth. This will f... Read more

  • A great Tuesday.

    11/22/2016 10:20:07 AM, by ELAINEMILLAR

    Wow what a rush this morning. I decided to let the children sleep in a little . Big mistake I had to coax them through all there morning tasks. Lesson learned. They need more time in the morning to relax and go at their own speed which seems to be reverse sometimes. After I finally got them to the b... Read more

  • Tuesday

    11/22/2016 12:00:20 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Hope for a beautiful day had a very hard day and it brought me to tears I have been strong and wanted my family to be with or talk to me sinv=ce my brother died but once again all my sister and her family care about in money I knew snd it breaks my heart... Read more

  • Calories in Thanksgiving dinner 😁

    11/21/2016 5:13:45 PM, by RACHAQUINO
    n-your-thanksgiving-dinner/... Read more

  • Long draining day!

    11/21/2016 5:08:03 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    In my status I posted my morning workout. Here I'm giving update follow up on my exercise goal -- try a new workout I've never done before: achieved! That was my morning workout. After taebo I made a salad, two hard boiled eggs, Tyson grilled oven ready diced chicken breast,had peanuts and cr... Read more

  • Over the Weekend

    11/21/2016 3:21:30 PM, by BMCC488

    Good news... I made it to the write-in on Saturday. I left the house early and started my walk, planning to stop for a coffee. I picked a beautiful street to walk down this time. Last time I walked down a street that wasn't as nice and made me slightly uncomfortable. This one was full of businesses ... Read more

  • Can't Even Choke it Down

    11/21/2016 11:55:46 AM, by JODROX

    I woke up hungry this morning (good sign!) and decided to make myself eggs for breakfast, since I'm always low on protein, especially now. Two eggs, one piece of bread. I got less than halfway into it and was done. I made myself have a few more bites of the eggs and threw the rest in the trash. ... Read more

  • The snow is here.

    11/21/2016 10:33:05 AM, by ELAINEMILLAR

    It started snowing last night around 7 pm. The children decided they wanted to go build a snow man. It was nice to get out, we played for 45 minutes making two snowmen and then went inside to bed. This morning I didn't do my usual workout. I cleaned the cars off with snow and shoveled the driveway a... Read more

  • a cool,windy day

    11/21/2016 10:19:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    it has also been snowing here a bit as well.that is okay with me and my daughter. she bundled up for school this morning. she loves the new boots she got to wear! she brightens up my day every day. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a marvelous day,everyone! I will most likely hear more details ... Read more

  • Monday

    11/20/2016 11:47:06 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a blessed week and remember to be happy and let someone know how much you love them hugs... Read more

  • Lazy Sunday

    11/20/2016 6:59:45 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    I really want to quilt, but I was determined to finish a book I was reading. It's one of those books that had been started and stopped numerous times for years. It's about quilting. I liked hearing the old school ways of quilting. It was changing just as I was getting into this art/hobby. I e... Read more

  • Goals November 20-26

    11/20/2016 2:43:48 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    I just realized I didn't set goals last week and maybe the week before, I think when I set goals I more likely to stick with them. I know a week ago Saturday, November 12, my cousin Ethan got married, November 13 was Grandma's visitation and November 14 was her funeral so my eating went bonkers. Th... Read more

  • Day 4 Under 1000

    11/20/2016 9:55:17 AM, by JODROX

    I'm just gonna own this. I know it's not the healthiest thing and I know that it's not going to last forever, but I still have little appetite and am not sleeping well, but I'm overall happy, and if this can kickstart some blubber loss, I'm okay with it. Yesterday I had my lil breakfast and my ... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/20/2016 8:16:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has started. it is now cold and windy here today. i have my cooler weather clothes,accessories handy and ready to wear. my daughter liked her field trip the other day. today, we are both taking it easy. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Help!

    11/19/2016 3:39:15 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    This morning I went walking and jogging intervals 108 minutes after French toast sprinkled with powdered sugar and coffee to drink for breakfast and chef boyardee need ravioli for lunch. With a frozen fruit smoothie for dinner I have 827 calories for the day and have BARELY any protein. More often... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/19/2016 10:15:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter loves the movie the fantastic beasts and where to find them. later this afternoon, she is off on a field trip with her school to see some musicians perform live. she will not be back until later in the evening, after supper. she is soo ready to go. as for me, i am taking it easy today. i... Read more

  • BDS Day 3 - Eat Sitting Down | Day 5 - Eat Slowly

    11/19/2016 10:10:39 AM, by WINACHST

    I think I am going to park myself on days 3 and 5 for awhile. Eat sitting down and eat more slowly. I seem to be having difficulty with these things. Mindlessly putting things in my mouth and woofing them down at the same time. Both these unhelpful habits are keeping me from actually enjoying my foo... Read more

  • Progress

    11/19/2016 6:24:12 AM, by MINATHERED

    Another loss on the books. 192.8, about a pound down from last week. I'm still struggling with food and getting in my exercise, but I don't think that's going away anytime soon. I reached out to the company that makes my treadmill. They sent some instructions for a test to help figure out why it's... Read more

  • The Day for Baby Animals

    11/19/2016 4:35:25 AM, by BMCC488

    I'm wide awake, yet totally exhausted at the same time. I'm also anxious about actually making it to the write-in tomorrow and getting things done. I need to make more notes for my book, I finished the outline as far as I had it done, but I know I need to add some backstory and other things that I t... Read more

  • Saturday

    11/18/2016 11:14:30 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a very blessed day and thank you for all your kind words and thoughts hugs be blessed my friends... Read more

  • Day 3 Under 1000

    11/18/2016 10:06:11 PM, by JODROX

    I'm not sure how to talk about this or feel about this cuz I KNOW it's not good, but I'm on Day 3 under 1000 calories, and I'm not sleeping well, but I'm kinda hyped up and energized and not hungry or wanting to eat more, and I've lost 6 pounds, and I feel like if my mood continues like this, I'll p... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/18/2016 5:56:59 PM, by MOMMY445

    this afternoon, i went to an anniversary to a place that has helped me to get jobs before. there was food, great company and entertainment. i had a great time. my daughter and her friends went together with one of the other moms to see the movie fantastic beasts. my daughter was so excited to go tod... Read more

  • hipsterpotomus

    11/18/2016 1:49:45 PM, by HOPEFULHIPPO

    Just a quick glance at my page and I see I've only done five blogs since last Christmas?! dang, so not like me. Talk about being in a funk for a while huh? Speaking of, was talking with my oldest today. We talk every morning while she drives to work. It takes her 2 hours to get to and from ... Read more

  • TGIF

    11/18/2016 9:11:45 AM, by ELAINEMILLAR

    I am so happy the weekend is almost here. It has been a trying week with DH having broken ribs and the children having more stuff going on also. I will be really looking forward to relaxing tonight and not having to go anywhere. I am very happy to say that I stayed on track this week and even manage... Read more

  • The Writing Spark!

    11/18/2016 12:15:55 AM, by BMCC488

    Yesterday I felt icky too as far as sinus stuff goes, and ended up with a migraine to end the day with. It was a cool day though which felt amazing to me. Sweatshirt and blanket weather! I do miss being curled up in the house on cold weather days, but do not miss being STUCK inside on cold weather d... Read more

  • Another Low Cal Day

    11/17/2016 10:54:04 PM, by JODROX

    Today, again, no appetite. I had about 850 calories. No wine this time. I'm not gonna worry about it. My body will let me know when it needs more. I went for a nice long walk. Apparently it's Take a Hike Day.... Read more

  • November 17

    11/17/2016 6:19:26 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today is a good day. Work was wild this morning. This afternoon I trained for a new job which begins tomorrow.... Read more

  • a beautiful fall day

    11/17/2016 11:49:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am currently out running a few errands. then i will be off to help out a good friend of mine for a while. after that, i will definitely be taking it easy. being active is becoming second nature to me. i make time in my day to just relax or to do absolutely nothing. my daughter wants to see the fan... Read more