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  • My mind needs to catch up with my body

    11/17/2017 3:39:27 PM, by NEED2MOVE2

    so... I have been eating a ketogenic menu for months... I see it as more of a lifestyle then diet. I feel better and do not want to bring the sugar crap back into my life. I know I have been dropping weight... a pound here and there.. really no large drop but.. those pounds add up. I knew my clo... Read more

  • No Spend November

    11/17/2017 9:32:23 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I'm pretty sure today will be a no-spend day - I'll let you know later if that changes. I came home yesterday with a bag of lovely spiced red cabbage my friend made - it's been popped into the freezer compartment of my little fridge - a nice addition to my Xmas meal. My new keyboard arrive... Read more

  • NSVs

    11/17/2017 12:35:43 AM, by RUNNING2MYSELF

    Walked .3/mi on Sunday night. Walked .6/mi on Tuesday night. Walked .78/mi on Wednesday night. Walked 1 mile tonight. Heel spurs are feeling better this week. Noticing an increase in energy.... Read more

  • TGIF

    11/16/2017 11:12:25 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a joyful day sending out love and blessings... Read more

  • And it's November

    11/16/2017 11:08:24 PM, by TBOURLON

    Well, the new house is finished and we moved in on Nov. 2nd. Needless to say, we're getting settled but aren't quite there yet. Still can't park in the garage, but hopefully will be able to after that long Turkey day weekend. Moving is so hard on the weight, you'd think with all the packing and m... Read more

  • No spend November

    11/16/2017 6:26:49 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today was a no-spend day. 248... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog # 130 - Vacation

    11/16/2017 1:45:42 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Well, it looks like we're going on vacation on our own this time. Our friends who wanted to go along with us crunched the numbers and realized that saving up by April isn't necessarily the best thing for them. His GI Bill runs out in January so he's got to start paying for school and she was off wor... Read more

  • No spend November

    11/15/2017 3:20:18 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today I chose to buy a new computer keyboard: this was after I'd taken the old one apart and found the cause for the space-bar sticking. It was not correctable. As I have been careful with my budget, and keyboards are not very expensive, I decided to order one right away. I need it for Sparking! ... Read more

  • Big Life Lessons

    11/15/2017 7:13:47 AM, by JODROX

    Back at work, back in the swing of things, kinda. I had another couple low days. Feeling sad & lonely. Kind of pathetic, to tell you the truth. I'm trying to sort through it without really dwelling in it too much. It's a fine line, it seems. I want to make myself busy - fill my life with peopl... Read more

  • Making Art (Or, How NaNoWriMo Is Going So Far)

    11/15/2017 6:18:17 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    As I’ve mentioned before, I’m deep in the midst of National Novel Writing Month, working hard to crank out 50,000 words between November 1 and November 30. I’m well on my way—and I noticed that my protagonist (a writer like me) had something kind of interesting to say (which, I realized, was j... Read more

  • My Vegas Rock and Roll Half Marathon w/Spark Friends!

    11/14/2017 6:01:27 PM, by LDYHAZ

    I have to write this blog while it is still fresh in my mind. I need to learn from this experience. My DH always says I over think things. He is so correct. If you read part 1 you will know that Friday and Saturday were very busy days. Walking back to our hotel Saturday night I discovered... Read more

  • Focus on Priorities!

    11/14/2017 12:46:25 PM, by TYMBERWOLFE

    Well, I am back from my trip. It was informational and inspirational. 104 I returned ready to get back to work both for school and the move. I am almost done with my second assignment. It was on pause for this move but I am going to try to at least finish a draft by the end of the week! Hopefully, ... Read more

  • My Vegas Rock and Roll "Meeting Spark Friends" Part 1

    11/14/2017 10:49:10 AM, by LDYHAZ

    Our trip started on Friday. Long drive and hours waiting in airports. Once we landed in Vegas I was thrilled with the 70's weather. We arrived at our Hotel "Jockey Club" It was wonderful! No check in line. "Going-strong" and her DH were there to greet us. Mad dash around the strip to collect tic... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/14/2017 10:20:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am well prepared for my job interview tomorrow. my daughter says hi. she has a day off school this week. we may go to the movies on that day if that is what she wants to do. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Still here and not doing too bad

    11/14/2017 9:57:17 AM, by WINACHST

    I am trying to cut down on my computer time. I am always amazed at how much of a time zapper being online can be. I look at the clock one minute and then all of a sudden, I realize an hour has gone by. This reminds me of when I was going to school and I'd be online for homework before school an... Read more

  • No spend November

    11/14/2017 8:07:28 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I stubbed my toe yesterday afternoon - looks like it's a bit more then just a stub; I injured that toe a few months' ago, looks like I've re-injured it. I hobbled into work for some training this morning - the training was very good, so I am glad I went. Afterwards, I went and bought some ... Read more

  • No spend November

    11/13/2017 7:16:13 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    No spending is anticipated today. I've been for a run, done my exercises, and I actually did my Weekly Home Blessing (Fly Lady) so everything is looking clean & tidy and smelling nice. I don't always manage to do this - always pleased when I do! It costs nothing and delivers a great deal. ... Read more

  • Week 1 Check In

    11/12/2017 7:34:04 PM, by RUNNING2MYSELF

    If you were late to my party, I am starting over for the last time, and this is the end of my first week so I am checking in on my habit removal/changes/additions. My habit removal from last week was to taper the amount I eat out by 28%. I was to go from 50% of the week to no more than 2x/week... Read more

  • Working out the nutrition

    11/12/2017 5:01:10 PM, by MRSGIXXER

    Yesterday I recommitted to my physical well being while continuing to also work on the emotional. They all work together anyhow. My biggest focus is my nutrition. I've been doing a lot of emotional eating but it's time to handle my emotions in a more healthy way and I am ready to do that. I'm doi... Read more

  • No spend November

    11/12/2017 2:15:09 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Sunday has been a no-spend day. It's been a no-talking day too - I haven't spoken to a single soul today! I went out for a 90 min walk up my local hill this morning - almost got blown away at the top it was SO windy. The sea was a mass of white horses. But so glad I went out and got that e... Read more

  • Back at it!

    11/12/2017 9:55:01 AM, by CATHRINE2010

    Well, it has been quite a haul.The injury, recovery, loss of job, and no desire to pick it up again. HMMM...... Life changes. It's true. What was once so important is now valueless. It the evolutionary wheel at work here in my hometown , working on ME!! ( of all people!). So as I contemplate my... Read more

  • Looking Forward

    11/11/2017 8:55:50 PM, by MICHTOTMAN

    Good things about the week: - ate well, every day - in my calorie range for Fitbit (my calorie range is higher for Spark, for some reason... I don't think it's tracking my all-day activity correctly) - got at least 8000 steps every day except one (I had a "sick day") - I got enough water ev... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/11/2017 1:30:47 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is another cool day here today. my daughter and i are at the local library relaxing and taking it easy. i will know in about two weeks whether or not i got the job i went to do tests for on friday afternoon. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Why I Blog

    11/11/2017 10:43:25 AM, by JOYOUS62

    I did not start out as a blogger. I liked reading other peoples blogs. Commiserated with their challenges, cheered their victories. I was on the outside, reading about other people's experiences. It was when I committed to the weight loss journey that I actually started writing my own blogs. ... Read more

  • Never Give Up

    11/11/2017 10:29:15 AM, by MRSGIXXER

    A few years ago I was dealing with some very emotional issues that I am still recovering from today. I don't feel like I am a strong person but both of my girls have told me I am the strongest person they know. To them, if I wasn't I would not have been able to endure heartache and work through it... Read more

  • No Spend November

    11/11/2017 9:36:38 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Thank you for the comments on yesterday's blog. In response to GORDON66: I used to only read 'sensible' and 'informative' books on the bus, but I came to the conclusion that I needed to lighten up a bit for my happiness! Especially after work. I also use the radio function on my mobile phone ... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/10/2017 4:29:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had just one job related appointment today. turns out the first one i originally thought was all set was changed once the company hired someone else for the job. that is okay with me. i have this one from this afternoon and one next wednesday morning. both are for full time jobs. my daughter says ... Read more

  • No spend November

    11/10/2017 3:44:01 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today was a great success! It was a long day, but I didn't feel sleepy on the bus home and I really enjoyed reading my book. I bought some mini poppadoms to have with my curry, and I used a money-off voucher to get some gluten-free granola on offer, I also used loyalty points so handed over ... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #129 - Happy, Happy, Happy!

    11/10/2017 12:59:35 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Happy Friday! Happy Veterans Day! (I know, a day early!) Happy Birthday United States Marine Corp! And Happy Birthday to the greatest nephew ever! One year and I can see your personality is going to be something to watch! You're hilarious, rambunctious, tenacious and so very... Read more

  • No Spend November

    11/9/2017 2:20:46 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today was another no-spend day! All I had to look forward to today was to read my book on the bus coming home from work, and make my dinner. However, I have to say, that identifying those two acts as being my 'rewards' really made them powerful! On the way to the bus, I knew that I was... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/9/2017 11:08:50 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax and take it easy for me today. tomorrow i have two job interviews. one interview is in the morning and the other one is in the afternoon. my daughter says hi. my parents' wedding anniversary is today. they have been married for 51 years and they have known each other for about 54 year... Read more

  • No spend November

    11/8/2017 3:20:21 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Look what I found in the library - if that doesn't look like a fun read, I don't know what does! Apparently there's a few more in this series, including "Five Do Brexit" (or something similar to that) - which I must check out! All the spends today were on-track - food for the week, t... Read more

  • Grocery List

    11/8/2017 2:15:23 PM, by JOYOUS62

    Funny thing about mindful eating. Suddenly, after a lifetime of just cruising the store and buying what ever struck my fancy, I am making a list. I browse the recipes on weight loss sites, adapt regular recipes, make a list and off to the store. Another bonus of the mindful eating is that ther... Read more

  • It's wednesday

    11/8/2017 10:36:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from a completely different job place yesterday afternoon. i will be going for testing and to fill out some paperwork on friday afternoon. so far, that will be two different job related things this friday. i have not yet heard from the other one i had a phone interview for on monday afternoo... Read more

  • Tofu 'quiche' recipe for those who asked

    11/8/2017 8:21:23 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    A few of you asked for the recipe for the 'tofu quiche' The recipe is from 'Everyday Happy Herbivore by Lesley Dixon. She calls is 'Green Quiche'
    an-quiche-greens/ her photo, not mine! I don't always have all the exact ingredients - it works jus... Read more

  • No spend November

    11/7/2017 5:14:17 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Thank you all for popping in to read my blogs and leave me supportive comments. I did make my 'quiche' yesterday (it's a tofu bake with greens mixed in, no pastry involved). It is good cold, and I had another portion with my cauliflower cheese this evening. There's enough left to make lunch tomorro... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/7/2017 12:56:48 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi to everyone! i heard from another place for a completely different job. i will know more about it later on when i talk with the main person who called me from the company. i am still waiting to hear back on the one i did as a phone interview the other day. in the meantime, i am k... Read more

  • challenged

    11/7/2017 12:25:51 PM, by JOYOUS62

    A bit trite but all I can think today is "the best laid plans of men and mice"... Woke up with a bit of a dry throat two days ago. It has developed into a full blown head cold. The plan for this week was to burn 600 calories a day in additional exercise. Not going to happen, last night I ... Read more

  • Feeling Like a Writer, or: My Journey to Little House on the Prairie

    11/7/2017 6:42:46 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    It’s Election Day and while everybody else is ranting about politics and violence and the terrible state of affairs here in America, I thought I’d take a step back and talk about something completely different, something innocent and simple: the first time I felt like a writer. I was in elemen... Read more

  • No Spend November

    11/6/2017 4:07:26 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    No spends today. I overcame a few obstacles, where the need for comfort was felt, but I just noted it. I worked with a very chaotic person this morning, and had about three cups of my decaff coffee in the first two hours of work - this was unnecessary, but it did help me - just having t... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/6/2017 3:35:50 PM, by MOMMY445

    the in-person interview for today was rescheduled to friday morning. i did have a phone interview for the other job earlier this afternoon. i will know by the end of this week if i go for an in-person interview for that one. i am feeling really good about these two job opportunities. i am not giving... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #128 - A Labor of Love!

    11/6/2017 1:06:22 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Another wonderful weekend! Exhausting but wonderful. Friday night we had Amelia so we all just stayed in and watched a movie. Nothing really special Friday, but it was nice as always. Saturday we were going to go see the baby, but DH still has some symptoms, so our friends suggested waiting a little... Read more

  • 12 week Achilles Rehab

    11/5/2017 10:04:12 PM, by DRGONABFIT

    Hey everyone! I have decided to deal with my achilles issues. I am still working out on the Peloton (Did I tell y'all about that?) For the next 12 weeks (12 weeks because that's apparently how long it takes to heal/strengthen them), I will do about 180 calf exercises a day. My end goal is to e... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/5/2017 2:41:24 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has begun. a day to just relax and have fun! woo hoo! my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Fit bit ruled

    11/5/2017 1:19:33 PM, by JOYOUS62

    Yesterday I was on a mission. I was going to get my steps in by 3pm because we were going to a hockey game. I hauled my butt outside I walked around the condo complex. I paced at the hardware store. I walked to the bank. I figured I had it licked. Would have had it all under wraps excep... Read more

  • No Spend November

    11/5/2017 11:34:10 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Ah, Sunday! And another rest day - which I so appreciate. My groceries arrived yesterday evening, so the cupboard is no longer bare - which feels good! I did look through my work schedule and considered how I could treat/comfort myself without spending or eating! I haven't got such a ... Read more

  • I'm a Runner! Again.

    11/5/2017 8:44:22 AM, by JODROX

    Yesterday I ran for the first time since surgery -- 6 weeks after surgery. I alternated running and walking, running just one minute at a time. I felt like I could've run more than I did, but I want to ease back into this, to make sure build up slowly and make sure I don’t get injured. Yey! My jou... Read more

  • Starting Over for the Last Time

    11/4/2017 4:53:45 PM, by RUNNING2MYSELF

    I found a great podcast several months ago called Half Size Me. After lurking for several months, I finally joined the community. I'm starting over... for the last time. The first picture is 34-year old me me in 2006 after I lost 60 pounds and finished a marathon. I weighed probably 212. The s... Read more

  • When a Mini Goal is Getting the Best of Me

    11/4/2017 12:12:28 PM, by JOYOUS62

    So I was talking to my friend George. He is also challenged with weight control. The two of us were chatting about our weight loss goals for the next month. George says he would like to be down 15 pounds in 4 weeks. Suddenly I jump on the band wagon and up my conservative goal of 5 pounds in 5 weeks... Read more

  • October update

    11/4/2017 12:06:43 PM, by NEED2MOVE2

    No weight loss... still staying KETO strong. 104 Maybe my body is where it is meant to be. 9 I feel awesome... love my life...I can eat this menu the rest of my life. Occupying my mind not to worry and think what could happen. I am a strong women who is a warrior not a worrier! 390... Read more

  • No Spend November

    11/4/2017 11:45:59 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I'm really enjoying the feedback and comment on this month's blogs - it's really helpful - thanks so much! Today, the only spend that was unplanned was a 20g pack of chocolate salted coconut chips - on my, they were delicious. It was kind of a snack reward for doing my 6k run this morning. T... Read more

  • Slow Start...

    11/4/2017 10:11:16 AM, by MICHTOTMAN

    So, on Monday I made the following (what I thought were) super easy-to-accomplish goals for myself. 1.) drink the water 2.) dump the sugar 3.) track and track and track... Somewhat disappointing update: 1.) Water. How can this be so difficult for me? I used to be the Wate... Read more

  • My “Spark-iversary”

    11/4/2017 6:24:03 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    I realized the other day that I’ve been on SparkPeople for five and a half years, as of mid-October, so I just passed a “Spark-iversary,” of sorts. Although I actually signed up for the site in January 2012, it wasn’t until a few months later, in April, that I actually started to use it. I had ... Read more

  • 10/29-11/4

    11/4/2017 5:17:08 AM, by SPARKY070476

    I let myself get derailed by Halloween candy. I almost wrote that Halloween candy derailed me, but that doesn't put the ownership where it belongs - on me, not the chocolate. I consciously chose to eat it and I binged on it Tuesday-Friday. Yuck. So between the Halloween candy and TOM, I basicall... Read more

  • No Spend November

    11/3/2017 2:50:28 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Well, more great comments on yesterday's blog - thank you so much! I liked LADYFROMTHEWOOD's comment about crows and ravens collecting shiny things for their nests. I'm wondering whether I could allow myself to buy something shiny on my trigger days - perhaps a second-hand pair of earrings, o... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/3/2017 11:10:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a phone interview on monday for a different job. i have prepared for the in-person interview that i have on monday morning. i am enjoying a beautiful sunny day here today! woo hoo! my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a fabulous day and a great weekend,everyone!... Read more

  • Eating at a Sports Event

    11/3/2017 10:48:25 AM, by JOYOUS62

    Before I was focused on weight loss, I ate at the hockey game. It was part of the experience. Last night was the first time attending a game while following Weight Watchers. I ate half a turkey sandwich and estimated the points at close to half my daily allowance. My spouse and I used to have ... Read more

  • No Spend November

    11/2/2017 4:50:04 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Thank you to everyone who read and commented on my blog yesterday - and for your great suggestions. I'm not trying to be more frugal, or save money. I already manage to live on a very low income, cook my own meals from scratch, live a very simple life with few possessions, and spend very littl... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog # 127 - Super Food!

    11/2/2017 12:56:36 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    It's official - sometimes food is just naughty! And no, I don't mean that I ate a bunch of DSD's Halloween candy! Just to give you an idea, here are two things I've done today: 1) Spanked a pomegranate with a wooden spoon 2) Massaged kale 246 - Pretty naughty, huh? So why did I do th... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/2/2017 12:54:28 PM, by MOMMY445

    i have heard from three different companies regarding job opportunities today. i have already spoken with one of them. if the hiring manager likes what he hears, i will be called in for an in-person interview this monday coming up after the weekend. the second one i have sent off an email indicating... Read more

  • No spend November

    11/1/2017 6:09:23 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Well, of course I won't be not spending anything for a month; that would be impossible! But I might manage to have several no spend days, or spend less days. I am interested on looking at how, if I can't soothe myself with sugar, and food, I transfer that to spending. I've always been one who ... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #126 - Happy Anniversary!

    11/1/2017 1:20:27 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    It's officially November! In my world November 1st means the celebration of another year married to my wonderful husband! Three years ago he made an honest woman out of me! Our 5 and a half years together has been wonderful. Our 3 years of marriage seem like they've gone so fast! It's har... Read more

  • Reality Check - AKA Joy Logic!

    11/1/2017 10:39:09 AM, by JOYOUS62

    New formula 3600 calories to burn to lose 1 pound. If the intension is to lose 2 pounds per week. One pound from reducing caloric intake and one pound from increased activity! For the sake of simplicity and assuming that one day a week life can get complicated - 600 calories of activity p... Read more

  • New Month. New Optimism.

    11/1/2017 10:25:23 AM, by JODROX

    I love the start of a new month. It's a brand new opportunity to evaluate where I'm at and where I want to be. Where I'm at is…. not as bad as what I was thinking before I looked at my goals for the year. I've done A LOT! I had A LOT of goals and I've accomplished a lot of them. I feel good ab... Read more

  • a new month

    11/1/2017 10:07:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i had a great time trick or treating yesterday! today i am getting in some errands that i did not get to the other day. i am still actively looking for work and i have not yet heard from the one place where i went in for one day of training on whether or not i got that job. i know i ... Read more

  • My Book Launch

    11/1/2017 8:12:50 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    My novel is being published today, and I honestly don’t know how I feel about that. It’s not my first book. I actually counted all the books I’ve ever written the other day while I was having a bit of an OCD moment and I realized I’ve written 18. I’m pretty sure I know people who have never REA... Read more

  • Sugar-free October - Day 31

    10/31/2017 2:38:28 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    The last day! The. Last. Day. and what did I do? yes, I ate something sweet! It was after a 7.5hr shift working by someone's bedside in a hospital, and yes, it was stress and tiredness again, and I faced another 2hrs before I would be home. But it was totally 'comfort' food. I tried to li... Read more

  • happy halloween!

    10/31/2017 1:17:10 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i are all set for halloween! she got to wear her costume to school today and she is soo excited! she has me excited,too! have a terrific day,everyone! all of the birds say cheep,cheep!... Read more

  • NaNoWriMo, Here I Come!

    10/31/2017 6:44:25 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    I may have mentioned before that I’m doing National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this year. In case you’re one of the few readers/writers left out there who hasn’t heard of it, the goal of NaNoWriMo is to write a 50,000-word (or more) novel between November 1 and November 30. I first d... Read more

  • Small goals challenge October 30th, 2017

    10/30/2017 10:39:53 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    My landlord surprised me by coming to the apartment this morning. He was surprised to see me, considering I'd be moving yesterday, I thought lease ended tomorrow. He said it was noon today. Both of us were frustrated and her asked me to call when I leave. I wash two loads of laundr... Read more

  • OMG - 200!

    10/30/2017 10:22:03 PM, by MICHTOTMAN

    So, as I look over my Spark journey (and hiatus) I see a woman that was depressed, tired and overweight. The year was 2007 and I was close to 190 pounds. In December of 2007 I decided to make a commitment to eat clean and exercise. I had 2 young children (5 and 3 years old) and I was, amazingly, a... Read more

  • Sugar-free October - Day 30

    10/30/2017 5:29:37 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    244 One more day, and I'll have completed my quest for a sugar-free October............ now I'm thinking about what theme to take on for November; I like to have a personal theme...... it'll come to me! I think it might be about money - No-Spend November! Another day of no sugar. I did g... Read more

  • Friend and Ally

    10/30/2017 3:05:03 PM, by JOYOUS62

    Ah my friend Lori! What an Ally! I warned her I was taking this weight loss and better health journey seriously. Her response was truly amazing. Not only did she walk around the block with me to help get my steps in, she planned a meal around weight watchers points! She is not doing the program s... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #125 - Wonder Woman!

    10/30/2017 1:04:55 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Wow Monday, here you are. After a wonderful weekend I am truly exhausted. It doesn't help that I believe I'm finally falling victim to my husbands flu, but it was also a a super good Halloween party Saturday and watching football Sunday! And guess who took second place in the costume competitio... Read more

  • it's monday

    10/30/2017 12:25:24 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy. a beautiful fall day here today. my daughter says hi! she is all set for halloween. i had a great time at the halloween party i went to on friday night. i don't have much planned for today. the rest of my week will be taken up with various activities and tasks. all o... Read more

  • New week

    10/30/2017 12:48:57 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have an amazing week sending light love and joy to all hugs... Read more


    10/29/2017 6:28:07 PM, by JOYOUS62

    Also known as .... oh look there goes a squirrel. How easy it is for me to lose focus. I get all excited about a change and then as soon as there is a little challenge I lose focus. Continuing with the mini-goal theme from yesterday, I sat and thought about why I want to lose weight, realistic... Read more

  • Sugar-free October - Day 29

    10/29/2017 11:23:45 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Well, the raspberry 'jam' was lovely with my pancakes and Greek yoghurt - the sharpness was balanced by the carbs and fats. I also did make a single serving apple crumble One Cox's eating apple diced & stewed a bit with cinnamon and a few raisins. The topping was gluten-free flour, marg, c... Read more

  • Sugar-free October - Day 28

    10/28/2017 4:07:19 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Four whole weeks with ZERO sugar (well, I think I did have two doses of a cough mixture which had glucose syrup - but only two doses in the month). Today I went into the local paper shop and the shop assistant was dressed as a spooky witch, and cheerily offered us a 'sweet' from her cauldron on... Read more

  • It Really Is The Little Things........

    10/28/2017 1:48:48 PM, by LDYHAZ

    This goes for both the good and bad.. Little things like watching the seasons change. Enjoying the cooler running weather. Just loved the way this field looked yesterday. Harvest is in full swing. Good yields in one field so no great in another. Running full team 2 Combines, 2 grain car... Read more

  • mini goals

    10/28/2017 12:43:45 PM, by JOYOUS62

    The big goals were too daunting. I get overwhelmed when I aim for the end goal of losing 45 pounds. I start avoiding the scale and the gym and deceive myself about my health. An extra bit of dessert wont make that much difference Followed by disgust over not making progress. Hating that the clothes ... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #124 - Early Morning Saturday

    10/28/2017 11:47:57 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Tonight's the big Halloween Party! And yes - Wonder Woman is ready! Last thing I need to do is glue on the piece that holds her golden lasso. I can't decide where to put it, so I may just safety pin it to the under side when I'm all dressed up to make sure it falls in the right place. This morn... Read more

  • 10/22-10/28

    10/28/2017 7:57:53 AM, by SPARKY070476

    On Thursday, I had an epiphany that being a responsible adult and mom has left me with zero social life. I've put a lot of effort into taking care of my kids and being the sober parent that I basically became boring. I need to start working on the next phase of my life where I'm still a good mom b... Read more

  • Where Has All the Talent Gone?

    10/28/2017 6:56:21 AM, by ADDISONLJONES

    For a much as I read, you’d think the words would—I don’t know—TOUCH me more often than they do. It’s the end of October and my Goodreads Reading Challenge counter tells me I’ve read 100 books so far this year. And in all that reading, how many books have made me laugh out loud (I mean RE... Read more

  • Saturday

    10/28/2017 12:16:00 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sending light love and joy just and FYI my daughter is having an art show solo show in Nottingham England Nov 18 thru the 24th her name is Niko Mitsuko Photography she needs to do a film some photos and some oils so if you want to see her work have fun she is awesome hugs... Read more

  • TGIF

    10/27/2017 1:35:57 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a blessed and wonderful day... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/27/2017 10:19:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi! i am getting together what i will be needing for my halloween costume. i am heading to a halloween party tonight and it is a costume party featuring music from the 1980's. i am really looking forward to it! i love to dance and i love to listen to music, especially from that deca... Read more

  • Sugar-free October - Day 27

    10/27/2017 10:07:42 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    244 I am so happy that I've got this sugar-free thing down this time around! 334 I'm old enough, and wise enough, not to 'count my chickens' too soon - but this time it really does feel like a lasting change in food choices - for the better. This morning I didn't even have raisins or f... Read more

  • Tracking tracking tracking

    10/26/2017 2:49:41 PM, by JOYOUS62

    I have this love hate relationship with tracking. I love tracking when I am successful at attaining a goal. I hate tracking when I don't make the goal or catch myself trying to sneak in a few treats or avoiding exercise. Finally made it to a weight watchers meeting. Learned about bar code scan... Read more

  • Late news - hats, socks, dentists and feasts! Not necessarily in that order!

    10/26/2017 2:43:14 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    I stuck to my plan - I didn't eat until I got back home at 6.30pm. Then I had a home-made, healthy feast! A three-course meal - very unusual event for me! Spicy Thai Soup; stir-fried veg and tofu; stewed plums and Greek yog with hemp hearts on top. The dental exam went really well - th... Read more

  • Waiting sucks

    10/26/2017 2:40:03 PM, by NEED2MOVE2

    How do you occupy your mind.. without worry? I know worrying and stress is not good for my health so... how do I divert my mile a minute mind so it finds a peaceful place? I need to focus on the positive things in my life... I need to focus on the now.. not the what might be future. I need t... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/26/2017 12:31:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i had a great time at the concert last night! it was well worth the effort to get the tickets to go. she had so much fun and so did i! i am taking it easy today and not doing too much errands or housework. to see the smile on her face and to she how happy she was to get to go to the ... Read more

  • Heart People

    10/26/2017 9:36:46 AM, by JODROX

    "Life goes on." I've been watching Empty Nest reruns. Love that show! Oh let's see. What's been happening here? I had another spiral into panic over divor$e issues. An attempted conversation with X. A sleepless night. Love and support from some of my dear ones. I remembered one of our les... Read more

  • Sugar-free October - Day 26

    10/26/2017 6:22:07 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Last night, at work, I had a mini-binge (sorry to anyone who actually binges - it wasn't a 'real' binge) on Jacob's Cream Crackers - dry. No sugar, but very carby and crunchy. It was stress. There's a lot of stressy things happening at work right now and I was tired - you know, everything was st... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #123 - T Minus 3 Days to Costume!

    10/25/2017 12:59:58 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Last night I skipped Crossfit. I probably could have gone and gotten done everything I wanted to but I also have a little cold so I thought it would be better to not attend. I'll be honest, I'm a little regretful every time I skip my usual gym days. So instead of Crossfit I batch cooked and worked o... Read more

  • Sugar-free October - Day 25

    10/25/2017 10:09:30 AM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Day 25 and still going well. Thank you all so much for your comments, both on my blogs, and on my Spark Page - I appreciate them all. I already do make all my own Xmas cards and things - something I really enjoy doing every year. The cost of the postage is far greater than the cost of the... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/25/2017 9:54:50 AM, by MOMMY445

    i feel great today! my daughter says hi! we are both excited about the concert tonight! she has been ready to go to the concert since she first found out the band was coming to the big city here. one of her friends will also be at the concert. it would be really nice if they could see each other at ... Read more

  • 10/24/2017~2 month check-in

    10/25/2017 8:10:15 AM, by FAIRLIGHT914

    I continue to attend my OA meetings and although I got a bit discouraged because I'm only down 1 pound for the month, I'm still hopeful! I FEEL so much better and I SLEEP better too! I have to REMIND myself to take this new way of life one day at a time... As the newness has worn off some... Read more

  • Just a rant, and venting

    10/24/2017 9:00:27 PM, by WINACHST

    How do I not be critical? I am so frustrated with my hubby. He is a bit passive aggressive. Yesterday, he had a hankering for a chili dog and expected me to use my cash for it. No Way! I am not spending my grocery money on chili dog for him. I don't eat hot dogs. He got mad because he did not want t... Read more

  • Words Words Words

    10/24/2017 3:22:16 PM, by ADDISONLJONES

    My head is spinning. It’s all words, words, words these days. I know that’s probably true for any writer, but I’m an editor, too, so sometimes it’s hard to figure out where MY words stop and somebody else’s begin. And, as if I don’t have enough words in my life already, Blydyn Square Books... Read more