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  • New week

    6/27/2016 12:11:55 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Thanks for all prayers working on helping me get less stress and and trying to help my brother be comfortable hugs to all of you... Read more

  • Catching Up

    6/26/2016 9:23:21 PM, by BMCC488

    Well, I'm still struggling a bit. I did well two days in a row, then overate for four days. It's a vicious cycle. I'm still so stressed and overwhelmed but having a few days off with a quiet house certainly helped me relax a bit and work through some things in my mind. Wednesday I was supposed ... Read more

  • Good day

    6/26/2016 8:46:19 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    My church friend Ruth was sick this morning so I watched church on tv. I was dizzy this morning so I basically laid down and slept. By lunch time my dizziness was gone, after it digested i walked a Leslie workout for a hour and no dizziness! Sleep must have been the medicine I needed! I recei... Read more

  • Like walking through a sumi painting

    6/26/2016 12:22:29 PM, by BDTHOM

    Saturday morning I was UP at out of bed at dawn I skipped my morning yoga and even my morning coffee to get out the door. I was rushing to not be late meeting my ride. I was waiting when my ride pulled in. This is the ritual for weekend hikes with the outdoors club. This was my first weekend in m... Read more

  • God's Day

    6/26/2016 12:41:58 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Please pray for my little brother he took a turn for the worse an so very sad enjoy and be healthy hugs... Read more

  • Saturday and the chores that weren't meant to get done

    6/25/2016 9:18:16 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    I FINALLY got some mowing done. I didn't finish, but what is mowed looks good. My ds hacked at a tree and I did the burning. It always feels as though we bite off more than we can chew when it comes to trimming the trees and then the burning doesn't go as quickly. It will be an ongoing chore for tom... Read more

  • I'm still on the wagon, I swear!

    6/25/2016 8:31:56 PM, by KG4PVOWIFE

    I am sorry I have been absent for some time. Though I only lost 1 pound this month and admittedly my fitness regimen has been sporadic, I am still moving in the right direction. I went shopping at the beginning of the month and bought a new wardrobe in Size 20s and even a few 18s. I started the ye... Read more

  • 4th of July Races In Greater Cincinnati

    6/25/2016 11:08:53 AM, by TOJOHO2005

    Stumbled cross a list of 4th July of Races in Greater Cincinnati on a local running blog. Check it out.
    races-in-greater.html... Read more

  • Are you eating too much yellow?

    6/25/2016 8:58:03 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    My son recently told me that he'd had a check-up (physical) at the new health centre, and been advised to lose some weight. He is just coming up to 30 yrs old, very active and fit, but told that his BMI is too high and he needs to lose about 20lbs. Classic, eh?! He's put on about 28 lbs in the las... Read more

  • Taking it easy on Friday~

    6/24/2016 6:55:40 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    Today's Goals: Friday 6.24.2016 1. Grateful for another day, good health, family 2. Prayer 3. Study Luke, audio, write scripture 4. Clear out moving boxes 5. Finish lace crochet block 6. Read library book When my water arrived I had meant to post a pic of my food pantry and forgot, ... Read more

  • Cooking at Work!

    6/24/2016 1:04:47 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Just wanted to share with all of my fellow Spark Friends one of my new favorite things to do - Cooking at Work! No, I'm not talking about heating up leftovers or popping in a frozen meal. I'm saying really actually cooking in that microwave at work! My new favorite lunch campanions include a S... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/24/2016 10:07:51 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard about another upcoming job that will go for a few months. i am still waiting to hear back on the two others i applied to. the day school part of my schedule finishes today. then i will just have math and english at night school. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a g... Read more

  • Finding my happy

    6/24/2016 5:02:05 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    It is a really soul-destroying day today - the UK EU referendum result means that we will start a process of leaving the European Union. Me, and everyone I know, voted to REMAIN - but more people voted to LEAVE. The really scary thing this morning is the expression of anger from young people who ... Read more

  • Where's the beef? Gone to market

    6/23/2016 11:23:17 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    Todayís Goals: Thursday 6.23.2016 1. Grateful for another day 2. Grateful for good health 3. Grateful for my family 4. Prayer 5. Study Luke, write scripture, audio, 6. Drink 4+ bottles of water 7. Weed raised flower beds 8. Plant flower seeds 9. Plant blackberries 10. Plant food... Read more

  • Crazy day!

    6/23/2016 10:38:08 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Only an hour and a half or two hours without work, it was so fast and busy! This afternoon was chair Tai Chi and this Leslie workout tonight so I'm perky! Name this workout and miles, then get off your behinds and get moving! Share your workouts for support!... Read more

  • Already Looking Forward to July!

    6/23/2016 1:11:41 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    July is by far my favorite month of the year. The weather's great. 4th of July is always fun. My husband's birthday is in July. And did I mention it's my birthday month? No - I don't celebrate the WHOLE month, but at least a few days to a week! Last July we went on vacation for DH's 30th... Read more

  • Tighten Tush

    6/23/2016 9:23:22 AM, by 1HOTFUDGEMAMA

    I need a plan... Read more

  • Happiness is a hoodie!

    6/23/2016 3:03:18 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I'm working through 100 Days of Weight Loss with the Spark Team here - and we've reached a day when we're asked to eat a square of chocolate in six nibbly little bites and savour the experience. 493 Right........ 227 I know myself well enough to know that that would be a suicidal missi... Read more

  • Thursday

    6/23/2016 12:47:39 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Exhausted and tired... Read more

  • Weird!

    6/22/2016 9:16:24 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today was rather boring, only an hour and a half of work. The rest of the day was chair aerobics (not my ideal workout, but it's better than nothing!) and job training DVDS. Currently I'm watching My Big Fat Fabulous Life on TLC. Her dancing partner, boyfriend and roommate joined her parents a... Read more

  • oh my goodness, WHAT A DAY!

    6/22/2016 8:23:07 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    First, I think my dog has lost her mind. She has been so naughty today. She got a bath, but perhaps there's something in the air? We caught her digging twice today! Once in the front yard and this evening in the back yard. I'm threatening to give her another bath! Today's Goals: Wednesday 6.22.... Read more

  • Nervous About Tomorrows Weigh-In

    6/22/2016 11:57:06 AM, by JUSTME777

    I weigh in on Thursday so tomorrow's the big day. Over the last month I have been struggling with logging my food. It went from hit and miss through the day, to logging breakfast and lunch to just breakfast to not eating breakfast and only logging lunch. I then quit logging food all together but I w... Read more

  • a much cooler day

    6/22/2016 10:45:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it is much cooler here today and that feels so good. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Home...BIG THANK-YOU!

    6/22/2016 10:32:50 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Will start out with the memorial service for my Aunt was hard. Many tears and too much comfort food. When ever I go home even for happy times there are so many triggers. My old way of thinking comes crashing in. I turn right back into that insecure person who seeks food for comfort. That is... Read more

  • Making some progress (11 weeks)

    6/22/2016 8:15:49 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Morning Sparkpeeps! FINALLY! The nausea/morning sickness is starting to subside. My stomach isn't always feeling like a toxic wasteland all the time anymore. On the plus side, it kept me from gorging on tons of food, and the negative side, my appetite is starting to return and that makes me ner... Read more

  • What a fun day

    6/21/2016 10:06:52 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    Today's Goals: Tuesday 6.21.2016 visited family and had lunch with them. 1. Grateful for another day in my life 2. Prayer 3. Study Luke, audio 4. Clean master ceiling light 5. Replace light bulb in hall bathroom 6. Clean light fixtures in hall bathroom 7. Sweep back patio 8. Famil... Read more

  • You're the boss!

    6/21/2016 10:00:31 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    At breakfast I ate 290 calories to save some calories for eating out. At Taco Bell I asked if they still have their fresco menu. They said they would fix it fresco if I requested so I requested! Fresco is half the calories and half the price of regular! So I ordered some to take for work tomorrow... Read more

  • 6.39 miles on treadmill with no walking

    6/21/2016 6:34:27 PM, by WINACHST

    Wheeeeee! I cannot believe I did it, (I did stop for a brief few seconds to pull the curtain on the window because the sun was hitting something that caused a glare. But I got right back to running. I cannot believe I did it. I used the Ifit program on my treadmill with the trail route I did ... Read more

  • One Foot in Front of the Other

    6/21/2016 5:18:57 PM, by BMCC488

    I'm alive... in case you were wondering lol. Obviously if you see my friend feed, I'm doing status updates mostly with some Pep pics thrown in here and there. I overate Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, and Friday was a maintenance day so wasn't too great either. I didn't even feel like getting too ma... Read more

  • The Rusty Race!

    6/21/2016 12:55:38 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Sunday me and the bestie ran our race for the month of June. We had a fun time but it was SOOO hot! Usually our runs are earlier in the morning - but because this was a run hosted by a local band and had a lot of activities afterwards it was held at 11 AM. That meant instead of a nice 65-60ish it wa... Read more

  • Did I say I was restarting BECK DIET SOLUTION?

    6/21/2016 10:34:58 AM, by WINACHST

    I am sure I did and I made it to day 3. Then I had to be away and my routine was disrupted and I ate junk, junk and more junk. I also came to the conclusion that I am overly critical of my hubby's eating choices even though mine are no better. That needs to stop. No good comes out of negative ... Read more

  • a much cooler day

    6/21/2016 8:10:03 AM, by MOMMY445

    not as humid and hot here today as it was yesterday. i have a job interview this morning, so i am spending the morning getting ready for it. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • If Plan A doesn't pan out - try Plan B.......

    6/21/2016 1:48:29 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Last night it was the Summer Solstice - longest day of the year. I really wanted to celebrate it in some way and had planned to have flaming torches in my garden, with something alcoholic, and a good reflective discussion with my best mate (who is dealing with the recent death of her brother). That ... Read more

  • Guess who's back, back again

    6/21/2016 1:36:16 AM, by RUBY_TUESDAY21

    What can I say? I never resist the temptation to insert random song lyrics into my day as often as possible. Well, it's been over a year since I posted or kept up with, well, anything really. I've been so busy with work and family stuff, and neglected the Spark community for so long but now that's i... Read more

  • sparks new weird blog format

    6/20/2016 8:05:00 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    Today's Goals: 6.20.2016 Where is this month going? 1. Grateful for family and health 2. Prayer 3. Study Luke, write scripture, audio, 4. Clean kitty litter box 5. Vacuum sunroom 6. Clean powder room 7. Post office 8. Spray weeds in flower beds with homemade concoction 9. W... Read more

  • Milestones!

    6/20/2016 6:27:32 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today is a great day! I stayed in my Sparkpeople ranges for the second day in a row --- I'm normally under and over. Today marks a special milestone: NO artificial sweeteners in a month! My new jeans getting too big now, that's a great problem to have! Here is my morning Leslie workout: name i... Read more

  • I'm BACK!!

    6/20/2016 1:08:32 PM, by PUZZBEE

    When your baby turns three, you can no longer call it "baby weight." I'm back! I'm doing a great job so far! I'm running. Yes, I am running. I am proud of myself. I've gotten all the way back up to three continuous miles and that's huge for me. Yay! It's not easy. It's far, far from e... Read more

  • a really warm and humid day

    6/20/2016 10:31:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i are keeping cool today. i have a good friend of mine on standby if my asthma flares up or i am otherwise not feeling well. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Home is Where...

    6/20/2016 9:28:46 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Well, it's official. My story is out in the world to be scrutinized. Or praised. Or totally ignored. Today I'm officially a Spark People "Home is Where The..." feature.
    bbys_crossfit_conversion ... Read more

  • Today is Monday

    6/20/2016 8:49:44 AM, by KLMEIRING

    What have I done well in the past four days? 1. I am definitely eating more fruits and vegetables. 2. I have made time to connect with friends and be more active. What have I learned? 1. I don't have a clue what it looks like to eat within my points range. 2. I need to make... Read more

  • Relaxing Sunday

    6/19/2016 10:51:07 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    Today's Goals: Sunday 6.19.2016 1. Prayer 2. write scripture on Godís love 3. Call pops and wish him a Happy Father's Day 4. Mow 5. Drink 4+ bottle of water 6. Walk over 7000 steps 7. Grocery shop 8. Read four chapters in library book 9. Crochet 10. Launder and iron bed linen I... Read more

  • Father's day

    6/19/2016 6:44:31 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today is Father's day so remember to call your dad! After talking to my father when I got home from church, I recorded my dinner in my tracker. I stayed in range ALL day. I'm in midrange so I'm happy! No exercise today, I didn't have motivation. .so my exercise was staying in my ranges Sparkpeopl... Read more

  • Union cabal trail.

    6/19/2016 5:26:44 PM, by SHANNONPICKLE

    The union canal trail is only an 1/8 mile walk from my front door. My husband of 25 years and I enjoy walking down to the heritage center on the trail. ... Read more

  • I'm going to get there!

    6/19/2016 9:17:34 AM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hello Spark Friends! I have finished Round 4 of my 21 Day Fix program. Here are the results. Drum roll, please: The picture is small here on Spark, but the key info: 4 Rounds 12 Weeks 12 Inches 22 lbs (from the Mon after Easter. The Sat prior is 19) Monday I am going to start a... Read more

  • Great lazy day!

    6/18/2016 10:40:47 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today is a historic day: it's the first time in at least a month and a half I've taken a lazy day, now I know what I've been missing! It feels good to rest! With all the craziness going on, my body is thankful i didn't do any work and exercise! Signing off to get some much needed beauty sleep!... Read more

  • Whoo~ Happy Saturday everyone!

    6/18/2016 8:35:21 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    Todayís Goals: Saturday 6.18.2016 1. Being grateful for family and our good health 2. Prayer 3. Study Luke 4. Drink 4+ bottles of water 5. Burn branches 6. Mow dog yard 7. Clear moving boxes 8. Write letter to friend 9. Laundry 10. Walk over 7000 steps Didnít do #3. :( Walke... Read more

  • Trail Finder!

    6/18/2016 2:37:51 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today I travelled from West Cornwall to East Devon for a study meeting (Buddhist) with folk from the West Country. That was a car journey of 2.5 hrs - then 3 hrs sitting in a hall. After lunch I sat with my two friends, and the discussion was going round in circles and I reached a point where... Read more

  • Breakfast

    6/18/2016 11:07:59 AM, by SHANNONPICKLE

    Here's today's breakfast. I love an egg on a salad and the yolk is my dressing. We have chickens so our eggs are fresh and delicious. ... Read more

  • Saw 129.9 this week

    6/18/2016 9:09:55 AM, by 1HOTFUDGEMAMA

    For 1 hour. Then I started eating. So I'm really still in the130s. But! It's close. Hopefully next month I will be saying im still 129 after eating. I'm definitely close to doing a real push-up. Can't wait for that. ... Read more

  • Being Confronted with Some Facts

    6/18/2016 7:48:29 AM, by KLMEIRING

    The past 24 hours has been a wake up call for me. I decided to join Weight Watchers yesterday because I felt like I was in need of some face to face accountability. I love my Spark Community, but I have a tendency to hide some things from you because I am ashamed of how I look and some of the choi... Read more

  • I just want to sleep in...

    6/17/2016 9:30:09 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    Todayís Goals: Friday 6.17.2016 1. Grateful for family and good health 2. Prayer 3. Study Luke 4. Drink 4+ bottles of water 5. Mow 6. Trim trees 7. Clear moving boxes 8. Wash dog beds 9. Write letter to friend 10. Family walk 15-20 minutes Didnít do 5 and 6 due to weather, or 9... Read more

  • Fit bit sleep tracker

    6/17/2016 8:55:33 PM, by SHANNONPICKLE

    Man am I lacking sleep. I get up at 3:40am for work. Summer's are tough to get to sleep. I'm solar powered. My fit bit gave me a rude awakening. I sleep 5 hours and 28 minutes a night. Average. I am restless 14 times!! I know I toss and turn (and bitch about hub leaving the tv on.) I CAN sleep, i... Read more

  • Old Binge, New Body

    6/17/2016 7:25:31 PM, by MINNELABGIRL

    I am in the middle of finals for my first year of grad school which is unbearably stressful (I am taking a few minutes to write this as stress therapy...) I haven't done much self-care because I find studying more therapeutic for dealing with stress. When I try and do other things I feel guilty th... Read more

  • It's all about my thinking

    6/17/2016 12:03:39 PM, by IM_FLAB_U_LESS

    My husband has never said anything about my weight gain and has always made me feel sexy and beautiful. I had wanted to loose the weight for him and my kids (thinking they deserved a better wife & mom). Thinking like that I've realized I wasn't giving them the best me but my worst. It's not my weig... Read more

  • Pride

    6/17/2016 10:28:55 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Sometimes we need a reminder to be humble. Sometimes we need a reminder to be proud. In my workout life - I feel like I'm honestly constantly humbled by others and maybe not as proud as I should be. I am the strongest I've ever been. Where I used to struggle moving from 5 to 8 to 10 lb dumbbell... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/17/2016 9:22:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview next tuesday. woo hoo! my daughter won a nice t shirt for taking part in a physical activity for her school. hooray! she had a great tijme at the zoo with her class on wednesday. i was at the zoo,too, just in a different area. we did not get to meet up on wednesday and that is... Read more

  • AND GOAL!!!

    6/17/2016 8:19:37 AM, by CATHRINE2010

    I find it very interesting that I made GOAL! AGAIN. This time it is different. WHAT?? YEP TOTALLY. I was asked what I was going to eat after my weigh in. I laughed and laughed. They thought I was crazy. But I am not going to eat anything that I don't normally eat. That's what is different. No bin... Read more

  • Thursday? ALREADY?!

    6/16/2016 9:32:59 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    Todayís Goals: Thursday 6.16.2016 1. Grateful for family and good health 2. Prayer 3. Study Luke, writing scripture on loving one another, audio 4. Clean butler pantry 5. Drink 4+ bottles of water 6. Family walk 10-15 minutes 7. Mow 8. Clean out a moving box 9. Snail mail a letter ... Read more

  • New day!

    6/16/2016 9:31:23 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Weight maintenance for the second or third week. I'm a grouchy crab when I plateau because I didn't lose more weight. Now I celebrate when I plateau because I learn how to lose weight and keep it off permanently! Weird going from grouchy crab to celebrating but I'm trying to look at things from ... Read more

  • My CSA share

    6/16/2016 4:17:23 PM, by SHANNONPICKLE

    Used my market basket to pick up my beautiful CSA share at Taproot Farm. ... Read more

  • Farmers Market Love!

    6/16/2016 1:51:45 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Have I ever told you that I love Farmers Markets? And right now is *almost* the perfect time of the year for them! Yes - here in Cincinnati they've been going on since May, but late spring is when stuff gets interesting. It's time for the parade of fresh fruits and vegetables to start! And star... Read more

  • Recipes - Baked Oatmeal and Overnight Oats

    6/16/2016 11:16:23 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    For anyone whose interest was caught by the Baked Oatmeal in my previous blog - here are some oaty recipes you might like to work with! Recipe: Baked Oatmeal Set the oven at 375F Line an 8"x8" tin with parchment Take one mixing bowl and add all of the following: 2.5 cups of oats ... Read more

  • Look ahead

    6/16/2016 9:36:44 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today I tuned into happiness by preparing food for the next few days! I'm not usually a cook-in-advance person, so this was a new joy for me to experience! I have a notebook in my kitchen in which I plan my meals for the forthcoming week - and I work around my work schedule and other activitie... Read more

  • The on-going battle

    6/16/2016 8:21:44 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Morning Sparkpeeps! It's tough to get out of the "eating for two" mentality especially when you see such tasty goodies available for lunch from the food trucks when you work in the city. Sigh...... But I'll stay the course and allow myself a cheat meal once a week so I don't go crazy. Wor... Read more

  • Timeline

    6/16/2016 7:53:24 AM, by MINATHERED

    Just doing some reflecting here, so I went and looked up the dates of some of my milestones. After the new year I went from an average of around 14 pounds a month lost to about 5 pounds a month lost. That's not on - but I've been struggling since February to stay on track, so it's not surprising. ... Read more

  • 67

    6/16/2016 7:28:40 AM, by WOODHEAT

    I turned 67 yesterday! 67!!!!! That totally amazes me! I can't be 67. 67 is pretty damn old and I don't feel old (most of the time 41 41 ) In fact, I have a lot of trouble acting my age. I still enjoy thinking like a kid (well, okay maybe a 40 year old kid). I still have dreams of the things ... Read more

  • super good news

    6/15/2016 9:08:47 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    My older son texted me today and asked about a visit in August. woohoo!~ Todayís Goals: Wednesday 6.15.2016 1. Grateful for family and good health 2. Prayer 3. Study Luke, writing scripture on loving one another, audio 4. Clean food pantry 5. Vacuum main floor 6. Write letter to a ... Read more

  • Great day!

    6/15/2016 7:23:43 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    I stayed in my calories range, got about almost two hours chair aerobics in (not my ideal exercise but it's better than nothing!), came home and watch TV! New work came in as I was getting on the bus heading back to my apartment, so hopefully I get asked to do it. It gets depressing when there'... Read more

  • No Sugar, Sugar

    6/15/2016 10:20:33 AM, by ASHLEYLQ

    Today is my third day of my seven day personal challenge to not eat refined sugar. And it is HARD. There is sugar in practically EVERYTHING that comes in a box. I almost cried last night when I realized that there are 0 grams of sugar in Amy's Vegan Mac & Cheese. Score! I ate that with a side ... Read more

  • Back in the saddle!

    6/15/2016 8:47:32 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    I felt bad I didn't work out on vacation. I didn't even rent a paddle board or go for a few mile walk on a few occasions. But what's done is done. Can't change the past. When we got home we had a party to attend the following day so another day of booze, other people's cooking and I didn't work out.... Read more

  • Here we go again! In a good way!!!

    6/15/2016 8:15:21 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Sparkpeeps! Please forgive me for being away for so long. No excuse, really, just the life of a wife, mommy and employee. Something that all of you deal with on some level or another. Anyhow, I haven't gotten out of the habit of being active, still working out, running here and there and still tryin... Read more

  • The Dreaded Plateau

    6/15/2016 8:10:15 AM, by WANNACANHAVEIT

    I have been steadily loosing weight for over 3 months. Nothing profound but I was happy with it. Now I am 5 lbs from goal. Problem is that I have been at this weight for the last 2 weeks (except for the days I gained). Now I know that there are fluctuations over time but I am thinking this isn't the... Read more

  • Hello, my name is Mina & I'm addicted to food

    6/15/2016 7:52:59 AM, by MINATHERED

    Sunday night I baked a cake. It was a trial run for a party I'm throwing next month, so it was for me & my husband to eat. After I made it I calculated the nutrition stats & it was 684 calories and 34 grams of fat per slice! I thought I could handle it. A piece a day as a meal (carrot cake for bre... Read more

  • Still Going Strong

    6/14/2016 9:52:31 PM, by BMCC488

    I'm still going strong as far as my eating goes. Most days it's tough to hit 10k steps lately though due to various pains and appointments, etc. but I push through and do my best. Sunday I did well with my eating and even got in 4600 steps and for a rest day for me, that's great! For a day off, a we... Read more

  • Tuesday family visit and fun

    6/14/2016 9:28:28 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    Todayís Goals: Tuesday 6.14.2016 1. Grateful for my family and our good health 2. Prayer 3. Study Luke 4. Vacuum main floor 5. Clean car windows 6. Visit family 7. Drink 4+ bottles of water (itís been so hot this has been very easy) 8. Family walk 10-15 minutes I didnít do #4 or #... Read more

  • Meet new challenges

    6/14/2016 8:59:12 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today was a great day. Returned DVDs I rented from the library, deposited paycheck, lunch Long John Silvers, walked briskly 50 minutes at the park with some Leslie moves - skaters, grapevine, sidesteps forward and back, -- I even combined some of her moves -- and I also walked backwards with pum... Read more

  • Dinner...285 calories

    6/14/2016 6:17:09 PM, by SHANNONPICKLE

    Dinner: Pressure cooked some of the chicken we got from this month's 'harvest' from Spring Creek Farms. Then I tossed in some of our Taproot Farm CSA share (spinach, kale, sugar snap peas), supplemented with an onion, celery, carrots, asparagus, garlic, fennel bulb, chick peas, marjoram, rosemary, s... Read more

  • My new motivator

    6/14/2016 5:03:54 PM, by LOISDESK

    Meet new morning walk motivation. A couple weeks ago we made a trip to our local animal shelter and came home with this girl. She is a sweetie - a bit stubborn at times, but also very smart and cuddly. She is underweight and has had a rough past but with some stability, discipline and ... Read more

  • I bought a Fitbit Charge HR for 46.00 off!

    6/14/2016 12:47:01 PM, by SHANNONPICKLE

    I have to figure out how to synch it better. My fit bit app tells me my workout burned 758 calories. But on my sparkpeople page it does not reflect that? Anyway, I got the fitbit charge at Bed Bath and Beyond today. Was 149 on sale and with a 20% coupon, it was 103 before tax. I saved 46.00... Read more

  • Vacation Blog!

    6/14/2016 9:11:04 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    A few people have asked - so here it is! A blog about our beautiful and amazing Dutch Caribbean vacation! First off - while I took stuff to work out I'm not going to lie, I didn't. Lots of walking and swimming- but I didn't go for a run or hit up Crossfit of St. Martin like I had planned. One w... Read more

  • a nice sunny day

    6/14/2016 8:55:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy. i will do just that in a while. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • An observation

    6/14/2016 8:19:45 AM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    The couple I bought my new home from were quite elderly. The man was in his 80's. They were in Cali during the riots. I asked, "oh I remember the riots. It was in the '90's." The wife said she was referring to the ones in '63. LOL Okay, I wasn't even born yet. I shut my mouth. About town there... Read more

  • Start of a new week

    6/14/2016 8:02:41 AM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    The weekend was a rough one as far as just not feeling 100%. Midol isn't working like it used to nor were the Icy Hot pads. =/ I felt sluggish and blech. Todayís Goals: Monday 6.13.2016 1. Grateful for my family and our good health 2. Prayer 3. Study Luke; I like the name Mattathias ... Read more

  • Stop and listen.......

    6/13/2016 1:41:49 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today I went for a fabulous walk/hike across field paths from St Ives to Zennor - it goes from farm to farm, through fields (of course!), and over stiles and cattle grids. The fields are ancient - 6th to 10th century - and the fields are tiny, mostly curved shapes and surrounded by granite stone wa... Read more

  • Back from vacation

    6/13/2016 1:29:11 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Well, my team, Lake County Raiders, brought home the gold! It was very nice. What's even nicer is my parents coming over tonight and take me out to dinner and ice cream and maybe mini golf. What's not nice is returning to my apartment and my bossy roommate. I told her yesterday I was going out ... Read more

  • It's not fair... (BDS)

    6/13/2016 10:49:25 AM, by WINACHST

    I have owned the book The Beck Diet Solution for many years. I have yet to make it through all 6 weeks and have started and restarted many times and the phrase, "It's not fair..." irritates me to the maximum. To think that it is not fair that some one else can eat whatever they want and not gain we... Read more

  • it'a monday

    6/13/2016 10:27:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week has started. still figuring out where i can keep my stuff that i have at my parents' place. i know i will figure out something. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Can I tell you a secret?

    6/12/2016 9:24:45 PM, by SCOTIANRUNNER

    I'm failing. Miserably. My exercise is at the "going through the motions" level and my eating sucks rocks. I'm constantly over my ranges for everything and my CICO is so very rarely negative that I'm wondering why I don't weigh even more than I do. I'm attempting, feebly sometimes, to turn that aro... Read more

  • Took some time to rest over the weekend

    6/12/2016 7:09:04 PM, by STRNGNGRNDED

    Todayís Goals: Sunday 6.12.2016 1. Being grateful for my family and good health 2. Pray 3. Study/copy scripture/read 4. Clean kitchen peninsula 5. grocery shopping 6. Laundry relaxing day and accomplished all above. Also started a long desired project of "granny" square coverlet cro... Read more

  • Year 45

    6/12/2016 2:16:01 PM, by SKYEPHOENIX

    Let's overshare, shall we?? ;) It's all downhill from here. My body is rebelling against me, it terms of aches and pains and long-term injuries that aren't resolving. I've often worried that it would be 'too late' by the time I got my sheet together......and I think that worry may be coming t... Read more

  • Tuning in

    6/12/2016 1:24:35 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Well, I don't seem to have had much to say this month about what makes me happy - I have been tuning in, but then nothing seems big enough to blog about. Conclusion? It's the small things that make me happy! Being able to have 15 mins sitting on my doorstep first thing in the morning, with a ... Read more

  • Restarting Beck Diet Solution

    6/12/2016 11:14:58 AM, by WINACHST

    Well, I finally got my books out again and I am going to restart the Beck Diet Solution. I am getting tired of letting my cravings for junk have the power over me. Plus, I see my husband gaining weight because of the cookies, chips and other fattty foods and I think of how selfish it is not to take ... Read more

  • Half of a Half Race Results

    6/12/2016 10:29:03 AM, by WINACHST

    6.55 miles -- trail run with lots of hills 1:19:04 (12:04 minute per mile) I was hoping to come in under 80 minutes and wishfully wanting a 75 minute. But I think I overtrained and did not have as much in me as I hoped. Lesson learned. Plus, I was not eating as well as I should have... Read more

  • OK...learn the lesson...yet again!

    6/12/2016 10:18:18 AM, by DDHEART

    My friends and I have all invested a lot of time expecting results while following the path of least resistance. By that I mean, as much as possible, I have been guilty of doing either the minimum or what I like and avoiding what I don't like. Not always mind you...but often enough. Ok, yeste... Read more

  • Gold medal!

    6/12/2016 10:07:06 AM, by GET2BEFIT

    I got 7 hours of beauty sleep last night and a Gatorade this morning, and it paid off! I'm on far right, Jersey 22... Read more

  • To Run or Not to Run

    6/12/2016 9:08:35 AM, by MGEDDES1

    I've decided to give running another try. I gave it up several years ago after trouble with Achilles tendinitis. After rest and physical therapy the pain kept returning. When I saw the SparkPeople 5K walk/run challenge I decided to give it a try. This is a great way to ease back into running and rem... Read more

  • It's Raining, Cats and Dogs! Restart Week 2

    6/12/2016 8:26:38 AM, by ZELLAZM

    Comma placement is important! 239 241 240 200 338 Seriously, it would be nice if it would let up. While my little town is fine, there are neighboring areas that have suffered seriously flooding. I'm sure there are those of you in rain-washed parts of the USA who would agree with me. ... Read more

  • One pound away!

    6/11/2016 7:40:50 PM, by TEACHFIRST268

    Hello Sparkfriends! The school year is wrapping up and I'm dealing with all the craziness that goes along with it. It's a lot of fun, but exhausting. I'll be working until 8 or so a couple nights this week to get my room packed up. Our building is going to be cleaned first so we're under the ... Read more

  • Improving Bit by Bit

    6/11/2016 5:58:15 PM, by BMCC488

    This week has gone mostly well. I have allowed some treats each day that fit in my calorie range but have been in my calorie range Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and will be today as well. Wednesday is a different story but not an out of the control binging day either. As I mentioned in my last ... Read more

  • Meal Plan

    6/11/2016 2:24:38 PM, by RUNNING2MYSELF

    This week I am focusing on cooking at home. I'm not trying to stay under 1,600 calories quite yet. I just want to decrease the fatigue quotient and remind myself that I am capable of advanced preparation and sticking to a plan. Here's a snapshot of my dinner plans for the week assembled in AllReci... Read more