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  • Afternoon Power Snack

    2/8/2016 4:28:54 PM, by NYCNANNY

    I recently noticed how my afternoon snack affects my dinner choices. It's important for me to have a good filling snack so that I don't buy crap on my way from work or eating a meal for 3 at dinner. I love smoothies and they fill me up for a while. I use unsweetened almond milk and mix it up as I... Read more

  • J

    2/8/2016 9:24:28 AM, by 1HOTFUDGEMAMA

    J... Read more

  • Filling February with Love - flowers

    2/8/2016 9:19:04 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today I've bought myself a bunch of Spring flowers - it's a token of love for myself. I've given myself today - to the town's annual Feast Day celebrations; I dressed up and played with the band, and danced and generally contributed to the success of the day. For this, I am thanking myself for jus... Read more

  • Look, Ma... no extender!

    2/8/2016 9:10:34 AM, by MINATHERED

    On the plane and no seat belt extender! Victory!... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/8/2016 8:21:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is now underway. a weekend to basically relax for me. i have a lot to get done this week. i have one job interview this week for sure. another important appointment tomorrow morning for a different matter, school related. then i will have yet another job interview this week for a comple... Read more

  • 2.8.16

    2/8/2016 7:50:13 AM, by CARILOUIE

    Not a whole lot to say today... just here for consistency's sake. Today: - drink lots of water at work - tackle some tasks that I've been putting off (for no good reason) - schoolwork and cleaning tonight after work Happy Monday! 381... Read more

  • Week 6: 2/1-2/7

    2/8/2016 5:03:29 AM, by SPARKY070476

    It's now been six weeks since I decided to focus on improving my health. The first few days were an adjustment and challenged my commitment to keep moving forward, but now it seems like the days are just flying by. I'm finding enough variety in my food so I'm not getting bored or sick of a particu... Read more

  • advice

    2/8/2016 4:36:01 AM, by LOSTSOUL12

    on the advice of another member, I'm going to try to get outdoors some.I saw an article about running on this site.I think I'll give it a shot.I might not be able to do much starting out but if I keep at it then maybe I'll get the results that I'm looking for. This may take longer than I thought 234... Read more

  • 30 Days of Yoga

    2/8/2016 1:51:46 AM, by RUNNING2MYSELF

    A spark friend recommended a YouTube Yogi to me when I put feelers out. I wanted someone who would teach me the poses, but give me time to get into them and hold them while also giving me alternatives for poses I'm not fully ready for. I found her. 30 Days of Yoga with Adrienne She's a l... Read more

  • Midnight walk

    2/8/2016 1:18:45 AM, by YOCREO130

    Went for a spur of the moment short midnight walk with my husband and our dog, Remy. : ) Jumpstarting the day with 1500 steps to give a better chance at success. Goals for the day include: 4000 steps, 8 glasses of water, and logging food. Have a great day!... Read more

  • I'm Struggling

    2/7/2016 11:44:32 PM, by BMCC488

    Confession time... although if you follow my blogs, then this isn't really anything new, except me trying to sum up how I feel. I'M STRUGGLING, big time. I am struggling like I did in December. Mainly mentally/emotionally, but the physical issues I have had for the past few weeks definitely tie... Read more

  • New Week

    2/7/2016 11:02:56 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    WTG Broncos I knew you would do it you rocked sending light love joy and happiness hugs... Read more

  • Beach Town

    2/7/2016 9:36:50 PM, by BDTHOM

    Saturday was adventure day, and I promised Diane, the heart of the Spirited UnderDogs, beach pictures. I changed things up and drove into Seattle to make it an urban adventure. Starting on the edge of the busy port, I walked the promenade to the birthplace of Seattle and classic beach town within t... Read more

  • Spiritual Sunday

    2/7/2016 9:02:44 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Are you here yet?........... Read more

  • Filling February with Love - breakfast in bed

    2/7/2016 5:28:24 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    After two long days of work, I decided to have breakfast in bed this morning. I woke at about 7am, which was a lie-in for me! I made some toast and coffee, refilled my hot-water bottle, and climbed back into bed. It was raining and hailing outside, and I love to listen to that when I'm safely ... Read more

  • NSV

    2/7/2016 2:24:19 AM, by RUNNING2MYSELF

    In just under 7 weeks, I have eviscerated 20 pounds and excused 14.25 inches from my frame. Today, I went into work to catch up on projects and ran into a colleague who was running a Saturday event. She heard how sick I still sounded, but asked if I'd lost weight, concerned at first. I told ... Read more

  • In a Bit of a Rough Patch, but Pushing Forward

    2/6/2016 9:33:54 PM, by BMCC488

    Yesterday my niece came over and I felt okay for the first few hours, besides a head/neck ache I couldn't manage to get rid of. Towards the end though I was starting to feel overstimulated and edgy. I took them out despite it being chilly and let the boys play. Of course they decided to misbehave qu... Read more

  • Including the kids

    2/6/2016 9:20:59 PM, by MISSA1985

    I've recently been focusing on finding things to get me and the kids more active on the weekends. Today we headed over to an ice rink and had a blast skating for hours. The kids had so much fun, they didn't want to leave even though they were hungry.... Read more

  • Video Of Cow Girl In Snow

    2/6/2016 10:40:04 AM, by LDYHAZ

    My first ever video!! cut and paste in browser https://youtu.be/SWhjgZwRE1w... Read more

  • Cow Girls in the Snow

    2/6/2016 10:16:44 AM, by LDYHAZ

    What a wonderful morning I had yesterday. First thing in the morning our neighbor girls arrived on their horses. Due to the excess snow we couldn't bring the cows in by 4 wheelers. So the girls were happy to lend a hand and give their horses a work out. It was chilly but I enjoyed the sh... Read more

  • I am upset, angry and pissed at....

    2/6/2016 10:14:17 AM, by LIMOM2TWINS

    ME!! BUT that is a good thing since - I have to now stop and ask myself - what is next another 10 lbs increase if I continue on the path that I am on now - You see I have gained 25.2 back from my lowest in Sept. and I am so miserable - so tired of looking in my closet & seeing all the c... Read more

  • How to reboot

    2/6/2016 9:49:42 AM, by NERAUS

    I posted last week that I needed to reboot my life. I have spent a week thinking about it and I am stumped. How!!!!! I don't even know what my first step should be. Does anyone have any ideas for just getting started. I am sure once I start it will all start moving along but that first step is ... Read more

  • 3 weeks off sugar and I ran 10 miles without walking y'all!

    2/6/2016 8:58:58 AM, by NYCNANNY

    So today marks 3 weeks off sugar. I can't freakin believe it. Me, the girl who use to eat an interesting tray of cupcakes in an hour and look for more candy has gone 3 weeks without a bag of kit kat, banana pudding or soda. The first week was the hardest, day for I had the worst headache but I v... Read more

  • Filling February with Love - cosy up

    2/6/2016 1:22:54 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    One of the things I discovered this week is that clothes that fit properly are warmer than baggy clothes! Well, it's not the result of a particularly scientific study - but this week I went into the British Heart Foundation's charity shop, and bought myself a new sweater (it caught my eye!). I... Read more

  • Of my philosophy

    2/5/2016 9:41:33 AM, by SOXYINMO

    Last night I had a nice meal in front of me; a nice, well-rounded meal. And we ate while the news was on. And we ate as the reporter talked about Syrian refugees eating dirt and grass because there was nothing else to eat. I am not going to feel guilty for enjoying the food I have. I am, howeve... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/5/2016 8:00:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! time to unwind and relax for me and my daughter. all of the birds say hi. i will be trying an exercise dvd later on in the afternoon,as i have just a half day at work today. it is one that i got from the library. it is to do with the sweatin' to the oldies videos that we... Read more

  • Pulling myself together!

    2/5/2016 7:47:22 AM, by MINNIEUK

    Sometimes I find myself very annoying. I am a beginner runner. Today I planned to run but I have been dealing with a (very minor) calf injury. I ran on Monday and it felt fine but then it was very tight for 2 or 3 hours afterwards which worried me. So I have been tying myself up in knots wondering i... Read more

  • 2.5.16

    2/5/2016 7:39:24 AM, by CARILOUIE

    I'm kinda proud of myself this morning. I've had it on my to-do list for at least two weeks to paint my nails (side note: when I was teaching, my nails got chipped often, so I've not painted them in a while). But since I am not teaching anymore, my nails can stay a little nicer. Not to mention I hav... Read more

  • Those Hexagons in My Running Shoes Work!!

    2/5/2016 7:27:41 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Some of you may remember a few months ago my DH screwed in hexagon screws to the underside of an older pair of running shoes. I was able to take them on the perfect test run yesterday morning. The snow was packed from where the dozer blade had pushed it. Still being in the low 10's I was afraid I... Read more

  • Couch to 5k

    2/5/2016 3:22:43 AM, by NATUREGIRL71

    Used this program to train for / complete a 5-k run in 2008. If I did it once I can again. A bit discouraged because this time I'm 20lbs heavier so it's harder. But harnessed my motivation today and trained at lunch, between teaching classes. Each day counts. ... Read more

  • Filling February with Love - look after your heart

    2/5/2016 1:20:39 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    There are so many special days - yesterday, for example, was World Cancer Day. My young DIL was sporting a wrist band - one of her friends is currently bald-headed and bravely tackling the challenge - and raising money for research into cancer. Today, it is the turn of heart disease. In Americ... Read more

  • Patient Zero

    2/4/2016 11:51:34 PM, by RUNNING2MYSELF

    Doc said bronchitis. I say it might have whipped cream and a flu on top. I didn't get antibiotics this time, because he's pretty sure it's viral. I did, however, get a nice assortment of steroids, anti inflammatories and cough syrup with a twist of narcotic. Meanwhile, I'm managing to lose weigh... Read more

  • The Aftermath

    2/4/2016 10:59:01 PM, by BMCC488

    As some of you might have seen in my status updates, yesterday's dentist appointment did not go as planned. The dentist replaced the temporary filling but he had also planned to do a filling on another tooth. He got into that tooth and discovered that it was just too bad and needed a root canal. Sin... Read more

  • Now I'm getting nervous

    2/4/2016 7:46:15 PM, by MINATHERED

    It's three days until my trip - I leave Monday morning - and I'm starting to get nervous. I have my plan in place, but... I was recently reminded that mortgage lender offices often have donuts in the break room, lunches brought in by loan officers, even the occasional happy hour. Then I am startin... Read more

  • Trying to work through the dark

    2/4/2016 1:36:15 PM, by JESS0000

    I think the evenings are the worst. I'm doing pretty well controlling what I eat at the office by bringing my lunch and snacks (and fortunately there's not nearly so many people bringing cookies and candy in like there were over the holidays), but once I get home it's much harder. Of course, it does... Read more

  • My Body - The Running Machine!

    2/4/2016 11:44:33 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Last night I set out for a run. It was the day after my first official (not training class) at my new Crossfit gym. Needless to say - my body was sore from the night before. With my 1/2 marathon date at only 1-1/2 months away - I know I have to keep training. And the truth is while I've been running... Read more

  • Baked oatmeal

    2/4/2016 10:39:33 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    So awesome! Love it! 244... Read more

  • what a beautiful day

    2/4/2016 9:11:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    it looks like this job will just go for this week. that is fine with me. i have an interview set up for next week for a full time job. my daughter says hi and sends hugs to all of mommy's friends. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Filling February with Love - Valentine

    2/4/2016 2:01:13 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Valentine's Day can be a very difficult time for a lot of people. It doesn't really matter whether you're in a relationship or not, the weight of this day can be really heavy for lots of different reasons. I've tried ignoring Valentine's Day...... and it doesn't really work for me. It is so '... Read more

  • Need energy boost!

    2/3/2016 9:50:12 PM, by GOLDIRIS

    So, the past three days have been TOUGh. Both kids with stomach flu and fever. Nerve wrecking.last night got no sleep. Stayed up with a sick baby and eventually had to visit the ER.thank god the baby was not that dehyderated. So we came home. He is better now. Big relief! All of this happened on my... Read more

  • Day after storm

    2/3/2016 8:14:10 PM, by LDYHAZ

    DH was up and running that tractor first thing this morning all so I could go running! The run was slow going. I did climb over a snow drift and tripped just once while I was doing that but it was very soft snow. Even though it was 10 degrees Barkley enjoyed himself. DH Dozed the s... Read more

  • Feeling a Bit Nervous for the Dentist

    2/3/2016 3:00:44 PM, by BMCC488

    Yesterday I woke up feeling blah, not miserable but not good either. I typed and posted a blog to WP and felt a little better once I had that taken care of. I even had enough energy and motivation to do a two mile Leslie Sansone workout which felt great. The rest of the day was kind of boring. ... Read more

  • 2.3.16

    2/3/2016 7:58:48 AM, by CARILOUIE

    I love making lists. I love making lists so much, in fact, that the actual tasks *on* the list are secondary to the actual list. For example - I wanted to put an alarm on my phone reminding myself to get ready for bed at a decent hour. Naturally, I added it to the to-do list. I know, it takes two se... Read more

  • Filling February with Love - hand care

    2/3/2016 3:41:28 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I'm sure I'm not alone in having tubes of hand-cream all over the place (ditto lip balms!) which aren't used as often as they should be? Today I am going to pamper myself by making a special effort to actually USE my hand-creams often. Wild Rose sits by my computer. Hemp is by my bed.... Read more

  • Why does it take years? oh right...this is lifelong!

    2/2/2016 10:24:21 PM, by JAL4828

    SO much has changed. My oldest is an adult, making adult decisions (SCARY) and my youngest is also becoming a man of independence. I encourage him to eat well and be fit (he is an athlete) but can not find that balance for myself. I have had about 2 years of counseling that brought me out of what fe... Read more

  • February Fools!

    2/2/2016 2:32:38 PM, by DDHEART

    February 2nd in Northern Wisconsin is more like April 1st. When I first logged on to the computer this morning I saw a headline touting that all the groundhogs predicted an early spring. Pause here while I laugh. Ok, rodents can't predict the weather. It's all fun and games and the basis... Read more

  • The reflection of a fat girl!

    2/2/2016 1:02:34 PM, by NEED2MOVE2

    Today I did something I have not done for a long time, like I mean months. I stepped foot into the gym, it looked the same, nothing has changed, same familiar faces, same mirrors except for some reason I looked fatter in them ! I did 5km took me longer then usual but the great thing is that I fini... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/2/2016 12:13:24 PM, by MOMMY445

    i got the job! i start tomorrow and it goes until next wednesday! woo hoo! i am soooooo excited and happy! it has been a really long time since i last worked and i am relieved that i finally got a job. my good friend treated me out to dinner the other day to celebrate the good news. i definitely did... Read more

  • I have a plan

    2/2/2016 11:07:30 AM, by MINATHERED

    So with the new job comes some training for new responsibilities and my new employer is flying me out to Colorado for a week. I'm rather excited - I can't wait to meet the people I work with. I have new clothes. I don't expect to need a seat belt extender for the first time in years! And, I have... Read more

  • OK I did "IT":( Work in Progress..

    2/2/2016 8:22:52 AM, by LDYHAZ

    I was stressed for some reason and ate 3 bowls of oatmeal at 1am. I am honest so looks like that is my breakfast for today. This lets me know I still have issues to work on. I need to accept life on life's terms and deal with things in other ways than trying to numb myself with oatmeal. (It wasn'... Read more

  • The Girl Who Could Barely Walk Runs

    2/2/2016 7:18:57 AM, by NYCNANNY

    This morning as I ran down Hudson River, tears rolled down and I smiled. Wow, is this me running and not feeling like I'm going to throw up. I remember when I first went out, afraid that everyone would look at me like oh, she doesn't belong on this path. She's fat, she'll give up, she's really slo... Read more

  • Filling February with Love - colouring

    2/2/2016 2:58:16 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today I am going to fill my day with loving thoughts by sitting quietly and doing some colouring! Back in September I downloaded a couple of adult colouring sheets. When I was tidying my in-tray over the weekend, I found there was still one there - it is all hearts. I had downloaded it from a sit... Read more

  • Positive Start to the Week

    2/2/2016 12:07:31 AM, by BMCC488

    My appointment with the psychiatrist went well. I discussed how I was feeling more depression and anxiety since my last visit with her and she upped the prescription of my Zoloft to 150mg. Hopefully this will help! Afterwards I was sent to the nurse's station, as always at these types of appointment... Read more

  • We're all different.....but.....

    2/1/2016 1:06:51 PM, by DDHEART

    .........I hope we're all still learning! I've learned a lot in the years I've been a Spark member. The most important thing I've learned, is that I NEED to track, I need to focus, and I need to be motivated over and over again. You may be different, but a lot of my sparkfriends hav... Read more

  • First of the month measurements

    2/1/2016 1:05:30 PM, by MINATHERED

    I had my monthly measurements today and I am very well pleased. I started measuring Jun 14, 2015, about a month after I started walking, and just about when I started counting calories. Measurement | Overall | since last month Weight | -82.4 lbs | -10.8 Waist | -7" | 0 Hips | -8.75" | -... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/1/2016 8:37:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new day and a new month have begun! off to a fresh start for me today. i like to change things up when a new month starts. i do have some errands to run today. then i will get outdoors and enjoy the rest of the day. all the birds say cheep,cheep! my daughter says hi! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Lost arts

    2/1/2016 7:03:38 AM, by SOXYINMO

    I really miss writing letters. I miss receiving them as well. This was brought home to me as I wrote my quarterly letter to my in-laws. My mother-in-law is no longer able to respond due to Parkinson's Disease and Post-polio syndrome, but she and my father-in-law still enjoy my letters and when I'm l... Read more

  • Filling February with Love

    2/1/2016 6:57:36 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Thanks to Yoga with Adrienne's wonderful 30-day Yoga Camp (thank you to Brian for inspiring me to go there!) - I have been tuning into myself much better. Thanks to having begun to learn Tai Chi - I have been slowing down, moving more carefully, and tuning into myself much better. Th... Read more

  • 2.1.16

    2/1/2016 6:49:56 AM, by CARILOUIE

    Happy February! I feel like I write this every month, but I really do love turning the calendar page. I love the symbolism and the fresh start. This month I'm choosing to focus on three wellness areas - Physical Emotional/Spiritual Academic I'm working on the particulars, but t... Read more

  • Week 5: 1/25/16-1/31/16

    2/1/2016 5:47:01 AM, by SPARKY070476

    I realized when I finished my last blog that this is the longest healthy streak of both diet and exercise I've ever had. Usually I putter out after 3 weeks because I only did those three weeks as a pre-vacation slim down to counterbalance vacation indulgence or something like that. I'm in a differ... Read more

  • I'm sick, I'm sick, I'm sick!

    2/1/2016 12:06:40 AM, by RUNNING2MYSELF

    My daughter was sick last week with a nasty chest cold that she so graciously shared with me. I started to feel some throat tickles late last week, and commenced with abusing Zicam. I apparently didn't catch it in time, because Saturday, I started coughing in earnest and noticed the death rattle i... Read more

  • Veganuary

    1/31/2016 11:01:46 PM, by BDTHOM

    Cauliflower and pea curry with cabbage-kale slaw Since October 2014 I have eaten a primarily plant based diet. I limited myself to eating one meal a day containing food from animal sources while following a diet from former New York Times food writer Mark Bittman. I was reasonably successful... Read more

  • 21 day fix

    1/31/2016 6:19:21 PM, by GOLDIRIS

    First 2 weeks of the fix are gone and boy was it a ride! Firstly i thought that i dnt need the diet. I can lose weight by just doing the exercise but now looking back i am so glad that i followed the diet(more or less). Ok! Not entirely but i would say 90% of the time i stayed in my limits. Lost 5lb... Read more

  • Special Sunday

    1/31/2016 6:18:02 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Does this have meaning to you?..........................
    .... It does me! Happy Birthday son. The twenty's are now behind you. May the 30's be full of joy and happiness for you.... Read more

  • Taking Some Time to Rest

    1/31/2016 4:00:25 PM, by BMCC488

    Yesterday I woke up feeling better, not much of a scratchy throat anymore. Sore and irritated but not as scratchy. I felt great mentally and pretty good physically, which was good because my mom and I had to run errands. First stop was the bank. My mom wanted me to open a savings account under my na... Read more

  • Excuse or Challenge???

    1/31/2016 3:14:05 PM, by LDYHAZ

    It's all how you view it. What's your answer? Barkley and I couldn't wait to put our tracks down! Woo Hoo! Expecting big storm to come through in the next couple of days. Will take advantage of clear crisp day out side.... Read more

  • Fat: 250 v 120

    1/31/2016 12:00:06 PM, by LAURELJ72

    This photo shows a 250 pound woman and a 120 pound woman. Do you see the difference in fat and the effects on the body? Wow. I was floored. I'm not sure what type of scan or visual this is coming from, but sometimes it's scary to realize what's going on inside the body. Fat around the organs, ... Read more

  • 45 at 45... the time is now!

    1/31/2016 10:24:03 AM, by NATUREGIRL71

    For the last year and a half I've *wanted* to reclaim my fitness, but having the hardest time turning that into action. Struggling with a lot of stress, and associated blues, due to some intense life changes in a short period of time (move to new country, new dream job that is amazing but demanding,... Read more

  • slow

    1/31/2016 8:24:52 AM, by NEED2MOVE2

    feeling sluggish tired and slow 134... Read more

  • Good news, good news?

    1/30/2016 10:57:34 PM, by MINATHERED

    I have a new-ish job! I've been a 1099 contractor for the last three years. The client for whom I'm currently working is pretty awesome, so when there was an opening there I applied and I got it! I'm thrilled. This means that I'm going to Colorado for a week for additional training to do the bit... Read more

  • it's saturday

    1/30/2016 1:04:11 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had another interview yesterday for a different job. if i get this one, i would start next wednesday and go for at least a week. things are looking up even more for me now. my daughter says hi! all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • Training log Week 5/ Pissed off the Beagle/Week in review

    1/30/2016 12:51:46 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Weather on Sunday (start of my week) was really nice! In the 40's and very light wind. I decided I wanted to push myself and see what type of time I could get for a 5k. This of course meant that Barkley the beagle had to stay home. I had him fastened to the back porch and off I went. I kept the ... Read more

  • Spectacular Saturday

    1/30/2016 12:24:10 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Just wondering: Is this how to become happy? Let me know.......... Read more

  • Here's a great goal!

    1/30/2016 10:26:07 AM, by DDHEART

    Last night Fitbit sent me a notification of my stats for the year 2015. They told me I had logged 3,910,078 steps. Who knew? I shared this number with my niece who has a different brand of tracker & who had the same family stresses and distractions. Her total for the year was slightly le... Read more

  • Fabulous Friday

    1/29/2016 10:50:23 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Is this hard work for you too? Let me know........... Read more

  • A Bit Crazy

    1/29/2016 9:03:08 PM, by BMCC488

    Yes, I'm the crazy person who said my niece could still come over. Apparently she was feeling normal by the time my sister came home from work yesterday and left a note for my sister to not leave without her this morning... and I'm the crazy one who, even though I was sick and not feeling very well ... Read more

  • Race Goals 2016

    1/29/2016 12:11:57 PM, by SNOWKAT2

    Its that time of year again to post my race goals for the upcoming racing season. I finally got back on my treadmill after putting it away to make room for home renovations and improvements. I want to be rather conservative this year for my racing goals, because my goal this year is not so much to... Read more

  • Wow! 7 years...Really?

    1/29/2016 12:07:36 PM, by DDHEART

    I don't post blogs nearly as often now as I did when I first joined Sparkpeople. Back then, I used my blog posts as a way to work through some of the emotional ups and downs of trying to change a lifetime of eating and "lack of" exercise habits. I highly recommend using this great tool by th... Read more

  • Time for a reboot

    1/29/2016 10:46:34 AM, by NERAUS

    As usual I have I postponed doing something important until I don't really have the time to do it well. I procrastinate. A lot, all the time, big time, all those phrases fit. And now that I have found my life not at a dead end but more of a cul de sac I need to regroup, refocus, reflect and rebo... Read more

  • Need Support - To Support Others!

    1/29/2016 10:01:09 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    I have found Spark People to be a community of so many supportive wonderful people. You all have inspired me to do so much throughout my health and wellness journey! And today I need your help! One of the things you inspired me to do is to move more. From move more it was walk more, walk furth... Read more

  • 1.29.16

    1/29/2016 7:59:06 AM, by CARILOUIE

    Yesterday I learned that there always seems to be food around at my job. And not just little bites, but trays of sweets, pretzels, cookies, all kinds of stuff. I need an extra dose of motivation so I don't eat everything in sight! Something I know about myself, though, is that it's easier for ... Read more

  • The Five Whys

    1/29/2016 3:22:29 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I just posted something on a thread of one of the teams I belong to, and noticed I'd written 'I don't know why' twice in succession: "Can I join in the yoga discussion? I don't do it often enough - don't know why - need to create a habit for it I guess. I find it hard to do yoga from memory - d... Read more

  • Feeling Blech Physically, but Excited

    1/28/2016 9:49:40 PM, by BMCC488

    Yesterday afternoon/evening I started getting a scratchy throat. I thought it might be allergies because it was pretty windy yesterday and we were out all day, and I've been running around a bit in the past few days. Well, the scratchy throat was still here this morning and not only that, but it int... Read more

  • Tantalising Thursday

    1/28/2016 6:54:37 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Is this a big deal to you or not? ......... Read more

  • First Goodbye

    1/28/2016 5:24:22 PM, by KLMEIRING

    I had to say goodbye to a very dear friend and long time co-worker today. He doesn't work on Fridays, so I had to say my goodbyes to him today. I wasn't ready for that. Tomorrow will be the rest of the goodbyes. I need to get through just one more day. 39... Read more

  • Successfully adulting

    1/28/2016 8:58:14 AM, by IGNATZ50

    Today I can truthfully say that I am successfully adult-ing! 1) I paid off my student loans today. Dear heavens, that took FOREVER, but I did it! 2) I swam a mile in 1 hour and 11 seconds. That means I'm in almost as good a shape as I was about 10 years ago, when I first started swimming ... Read more

  • Total Eclipse of My Doubt

    1/28/2016 12:28:44 AM, by RUNNING2MYSELF

    Once upon a time I was falling apart But now I want to fix my waistline There was plenty I could do Now I'm totally falling inline Okay that was pretty bad. But I have good news to report. I ate a salad, two pieces of fruit, drank six glasses of water, walked two miles at lunch and m... Read more

  • Being in the Middle of the Action 24-7

    1/27/2016 11:03:10 PM, by BMCC488

    Mental/emotional challenges continue. Physical issues are constant it seems as well. Tonight I'm feeling a bit like I can never catch a break, yes again. With all these things going on, I feel like getting control of my blood pressure is a steep uphill battle. I feel as if I will never get it under ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/27/2016 3:38:10 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel that the job interview went well. i will know in a few days whether or not i get this job. i am continuing to look in the meantime. my daughter says hi. today, she is going to the local library, which is holding some kind of minion thing. she is big into minions and anything even remotely min... Read more

  • 1.27.16

    1/27/2016 7:53:51 AM, by CARILOUIE

    It's going to be a busy day! There is a big meeting today at work - it's a once a month meeting, and this is my first one since starting my new job. I want to make a good first impression! Then I have to jet off to one of my grad classes - the drive is long, but I love what I'm studying and I have s... Read more

  • Make It So

    1/27/2016 1:38:50 AM, by RUNNING2MYSELF

    All is not lost but I'm in dangerous territory. I haven't walked in a week, and my lower back and hip is starting to tighten up. I haven't been good about eating fruits and veggies or drinking water. I had a momentary lapse in judgement and woofed a jar of queso over two days. Oh and a few... Read more

  • Mostly Good Day

    1/26/2016 11:26:34 PM, by BMCC488

    Today started when my alarm went off at seven. I probably could have stood to get an extra hour of sleep but I wanted to get a blog posted and my newsletter sent out. It was one of those times where I felt I needed a slight overhaul to my newsletter so it took a bit longer than planned but I still g... Read more

  • Tremendous Tuesday

    1/26/2016 8:28:33 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Were you promised this?............ Read more

  • Reminder

    1/26/2016 4:24:04 PM, by IGNATZ50

    "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes s... Read more

  • 15 weeks post op

    1/26/2016 10:33:33 AM, by IGNATZ50

    Physically Very much recovered. Had 2nd check up with primary care physician. She is taking me off of the only blood pressure medication that I am still on. And she says I only have to test my blood sugar once a week! Energy and stamina still good. Sleep still okay. Protein still no problem, ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/26/2016 7:52:55 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mild and slightly rainy day here today. the weekend i just relaxed with my daughter. today i have some errands to do and some course work to get caught up on. all of the birds say hi. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • 1.26.16

    1/26/2016 7:39:58 AM, by CARILOUIE

    The good news is that my grad class for tonight is cancelled because of the snow. I like my grad classes, but I do not like coming home from the classes to try and find parking. Parking is tight in my neighborhood, so the less I have to move my car, the better! Today: - drink lots of water at... Read more

  • Food is expensive. Challenge accepted!! (Note: blog post may be NSFV - not safe for vegetarians :o(

    1/26/2016 1:46:46 AM, by GOEGIRL

    First of all, no I am NOT procrastinating. Sometimes I start a thread reply and it turns into a blog post - and as I LIKE my fellow SparkPeople, I do occasionally take my book-length posts over here! There has been a lot of talk about budgets and the rising cost of food lately. There's always t... Read more

  • Busy Day and Busy Week Ahead

    1/26/2016 12:56:42 AM, by BMCC488

    This week is a busy one, and last night I was really feeling the anxiety and stress. I did my best to control it. This morning was my rheumatology appointment and we got a bit lost, even with my GPS maps thing on my phone. We got there, and then we had to wait thirty minutes before I was called back... Read more

  • Marvelous Monday

    1/25/2016 8:34:00 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Do you believe in miracles like this one? ........ Read more