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  • Grateful to be Home

    7/5/2015 7:10:23 PM, by KLMEIRING

    I didn't think that I would say that.... but now that I am home, I am grateful to be home. 30... Read more

  • Baby Steps: Day 1

    7/5/2015 6:11:57 PM, by RUNNING2MYSELF

    I'm not going to wax on about much in this entry. The Cliff Notes version is that I was doing well in February, but slipped back to unhealthy habits up until yesterday. Today, however, is a new day. Today is not about being perfect. It's not a comparison of what I used to be able to do, or... Read more

  • Why Water Is So Very Important

    7/5/2015 5:58:51 PM, by LDYHAZ

    It's that time of year. Temperatures reach the upper 90's. With my new active lifestyle I have learned how very important my water intake is. The longer runs have me now drinking as I run. I also drink be fore and after. Learned something from a book that I never knew. It was talking about rac... Read more

  • One minute....

    7/5/2015 2:26:59 PM, by DEBBIE0468

    Ok...want to eat. I'm not hungry. I just want food. Why?? Perhaps bored. I'm drinking all kinds of water. So bordom.. I'm just not going to eat for the next hour. I'll clean until then Please let this work. I know tonight's going to be hard....have to start somewhere. Let's do this!!... Read more

  • A lovely day out in the woods

    7/5/2015 1:14:33 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Today I took the day off from everything. I got a bus which runs along the north coast in the summer months - and the driver kindly dropped me off at the north gate of the country park I was going to walk in. I live by the sea, and there aren't many woods in Cornwall at all - in fact, I think Tehi... Read more

  • it's sunday

    7/5/2015 1:02:15 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has started. let's see what the week brings. i have already worked on three of my online courses today. that is a great start to my week academically. it is very hot and humid here today.i am keeping cool and well hydrated and so is my daughter. all of the birds are okay and say hi. have ... Read more

  • Food Deserts

    7/5/2015 8:31:20 AM, by WINACHST

    It is so hard to eat the things that are health supporting when the majority of the choices available at the moment are not. We went to a picnic to celebrate the fourth, it was a pot luck and fortunately there were some good choices available. A couple people brought a veggie platter and some lettuc... Read more

  • Step away from the scale... (maybe??)

    7/5/2015 8:28:52 AM, by CARILOUIE

    As I work on getting back into a workout routine and a mindset of "you can do this!" I go back and forth on the best way to check my progress. The scale? Measurements? Perceived exertion? I didn't think I'd mind using the scale, but the last few times I've gotten on, it's just made me really upset. ... Read more

  • Gods Day

    7/5/2015 12:40:57 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Gave a wnderful day sending light love joy and happiness... Read more

  • Spectacular Saturday

    7/4/2015 11:00:13 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Saturday, July 4, 2015 ... Read more

  • Feeling lost.

    7/4/2015 10:13:01 PM, by DEBBIE0468

    I use to use drugs. I use to smoke. I have an addictive personality.... I can stay away from drugs and cigarettes. But I have to eat. When I am eating something that is not a good choice. It feels like when I use to get drugs. I prepare for it. Set everything up. I'm feeling discouraged but I will... Read more

  • 4 weeks of a new diet

    7/4/2015 7:05:18 PM, by GRANDEFILLE

    this Monday will be my 4th week weight-in. When I got to the first appointment with the doctor, I was back to 251. Last Monday, I had my 3rd week weight-in. I was 236.6 That means almost 15 pounds in 3 weeks. I am looking forward to Monday's weight-in. So far, this week has been very good. My... Read more

  • 4th of July

    7/4/2015 4:11:47 PM, by KLMEIRING

    Tomorrow I will be returning home in order to regroup and return to work on Monday. This has been an amazing vacation! Exactly what I needed.... I had no idea how much I needed to get away and not be at work for a week. Grateful for the freedom to stay up late, sleep in, come and go as I plea... Read more

  • I Ran, I Saw, I Cried.................

    7/4/2015 3:05:00 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Finally got 8 hours of sleep! I drank a lot of fluids yesterday so I felt great this morning. Saturday is my long run. I was looking forward to this run to test out my new Garmin Forerunner 10. My long runs are now over an hour so I also needed to practice drinking while moving. Found these cu... Read more

  • Two July 4th Gifts for You!

    7/4/2015 2:06:19 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 232 283 195 232 283 195 232 283 195 232 Happy July 4th, 2015! 232 283 God bless America! 283 195 God bless you & all those you love! 195 232 283 195 232 283 195 232 283 195 232 A short (3 minutes) & beautifully put clip - well worth the time ... Read more

  • Happy 4th

    7/4/2015 1:48:38 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a wonderful and safe holiday may you all be blessed and filled with joy... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/3/2015 12:39:29 PM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! my daughter says hi! all the birds say cheep,cheep! i am taking it easy today. have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend! happy fourth of july to all who celebrate it!... Read more

  • 161.8

    7/3/2015 12:13:45 PM, by CATHRINE2010

    Yes!! I am making this work! 161.8 how very excited I am to see this number. Almost at goal, after 5 years. I lost and gained and lost and gained ... and now lost. Slowly and steadily it has come off. I am so relieved that I truly was able to dig deeper into myself and find the personal value that ... Read more

  • I think that pound found me again!

    7/3/2015 11:57:51 AM, by WINACHST

    That pound I lost is back! I had a stressful week. My daughter gave birth to a beautiful little girl then had some post pregnancy problems and ended up in the hospital for a few days. I ended up eating at restaurants, which is so hard to eat healthy when someone else prepares the food. No control. ... Read more

  • Supporting A Healthy Cause and Getting Involved

    7/3/2015 11:31:16 AM, by LDYHAZ

    The other morning I had finished my run and was getting ready to work in the yard when I saw several bicyclists ride by. I ran towards the road so I could get a better look. There was a blue tent set up on the trail road just east of our house. I hopped in my car and drove over to find out what w... Read more

  • Sense of Closure

    7/3/2015 10:03:10 AM, by KLMEIRING

    Yesterday I went and saw the location of a severe motorcycle accident that claimed the life of my Pastor's wife and landed my Pastor in ICU three and a half weeks ago. I don't know why, but visiting the site helped me to let go of some of the questions that I had concerning the accident. There was... Read more

  • Make a Salad Meal

    7/3/2015 1:42:58 AM, by IMAVISION

    550 551 550 551 550 551 550 551 550 551 \o/ \o/ Praising & thanking our Creator, my Heavenly Father, for His most wonderful provision of fresh vegetables & fruits to make into all sorts of healthy food choices. \o/ \o/ 550 551 550 551 550 551 550 551 550 551 ... Read more

  • July Record of Gym Visits for September Discount on Dues

    7/3/2015 1:05:12 AM, by NUCLEARMUM

    My goal: 12 times at the gym for 20$ discount on my membership. 07/01 1 of 12 Walk 07/02 2 of 12 Zumba + Bodypump 07/03 3 of 12 Sculpt 07/04 - Gym closed... Read more

  • Tantalising Thursday

    7/2/2015 10:06:53 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Thursday, July 2, 2014 ... Read more

  • starting over, again.

    7/2/2015 3:15:14 PM, by SELENAMDZ

    I am posting this here, to make myself more accountable. I will be starting weekly weigh ins next tuesday. My goal is to lose 1-2 pounds weekly. I will be drinking 8 glasses of water daily. I will continue to eat around 1200-1600 calories a day, depending on physical activity and other th... Read more

  • Have a Great Day!!

    7/2/2015 1:46:32 PM, by DYANNE4293

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  • it's thursday

    7/2/2015 11:49:55 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny summer day here today. had a great time with my daughter yesterday! to see her so happy makes my day. all of the birds say hi. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Weight watchers points plus....

    7/2/2015 8:08:31 AM, by KISSRUSH

    Anyone have success with this new points system? I have hear/read lots of negative things about it. Like people gaining weight on it. People like the old system better. If you are doing this plan, what is your opinion/thoughts? Thanks!!... Read more

  • Burning the midnight oil

    7/2/2015 5:21:29 AM, by ZANDASMOM1

    Ok part two to last nights blog... Not sure if I'll even post this but I'll write it out and then decide to post. So Last night I blogged about not sleeping well for a while and here I am up once again. I didn't wake up at my usual 2am but 3am this time. Woo hoo!!! A whole hour later!!! My ... Read more

  • Why Run and Goal Changing Day

    7/1/2015 9:10:00 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Down another 3 lbs. I am now with in two pounds of my original 145 goal. Now that goal doesn't work for me any more. So much has changed in my health. I joke to friends who ask me why I am running. I tell them that it is because I will be able to eat more Carbs. That's a LIE. (5am run sta... Read more

  • If I Could Only Sleep!!!

    7/1/2015 8:33:36 PM, by ZANDASMOM1

    I have horrible insomnia. I have had it for years!! And when I get into a horrible sleep pattern I just have the hardest time breaking it!!! I have no trouble falling asleep...but lately every night at 2:00 I wake up and see that darn clock and ugh!!! It's really starting to wear on me. I'm reall... Read more

  • Last Day of June

    6/30/2015 4:14:05 PM, by KLMEIRING

    How sweet it is! I have made it through the entire month of June and I am so incredibly grateful for the progress that I have made. I started my 90 day fitness challenge on June 2nd and I have successfully completed 10 minutes or more of exercise everyday since I started this challenge. I have al... Read more

  • Doing Nothing Hurts

    6/30/2015 11:12:12 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Doing nothing, that hurts you. --John Arnold Doing nothing as a steady diet would wear thin after a while, but doing nothing once in a while is good therapy. We need to let our minds and bodies rest. Being always booked for an activity gives us too little time for reflection about our lives. ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/30/2015 8:57:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm having a great day so far! i got caught up on my course work yesterday. today, i am getting just a bit ahead,so i can enjoy the rest of the week and whatever the week will bring. my daughter is enjoying being off school. i got her some workbooks for the next grade and she has already started on ... Read more

  • Marvelous Monday

    6/29/2015 9:34:22 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Monday, June 29, 2015 ... Read more

  • Getting back to basics

    6/29/2015 9:12:02 PM, by ZANDASMOM1

    I have had such wonderful success here at spark. Lost a ton of weight. Became a runner. Ran two half marathons. A ten miler. Numerous 10 and 5 k's. I experimented with being a vegan, vegetarian, then pescatarian. Then went to the other end of the spectrum and became paleo. Can I tell you my famil... Read more

  • Farm Style Total Body Workout

    6/29/2015 4:38:51 PM, by LDYHAZ

    Before.....The Photos say it all. After.... Shower felt great!! ... Read more

  • What I know now, I wish I knew then

    6/29/2015 3:58:40 PM, by RDARLING

    Here are a few things (health related) I wish my younger self knew: 1. know what a healthy meal looks like 2. know where your calories come from and the difference between "good" calories (fruits, veggies, healthy meats, etc) and "bad" calories (soda, cookies, alcohol) 3. know the importanc... Read more

  • What Does it Take?

    6/29/2015 2:26:43 PM, by DDHEART

    It's nearly the end of the 6th month of this year and I must admit I'm not where I should be in my quest for my goals. There are lot's of reasons....excuses...but it really boils down to my not doing everything it takes to make my goals reality. What does it take? It takes wanting those g... Read more

  • Weekend camping

    6/29/2015 2:25:49 PM, by DYANNE4293

    This past weekend, I went camping with a group of friends. The weather was perfect! I packed my food conscienciously. I packed fruit and nuts for snacks and yogurt too. I took sliced brisket, eggs, and bacon. I also packed smoked sausages. We did a lot of hiking and took an hour float trip d... Read more

  • Monday 29th June

    6/29/2015 12:13:30 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    Just a short blog to check-in as it's over a week since I posted a new blog. Things are going well for me with the NoS diet - and I'm posting what I am eating in my Community Journal (so if you're curious you can look there). The Saturday and Sunday eating includes snacks, sweets and stuff ... Read more

  • A Wonderful Occasion & A Sad Report the Day After

    6/29/2015 10:13:27 AM, by KLMEIRING

    My nephew's wedding was an absolute blast! Loved every minute of it. I got to spend time with family and friends. I got to dance and rejoice with the bride and groom before they headed out for their honeymoon and I slept like I haven't slept in a very long time. This morning we learned that ... Read more

  • Moving Forward ...

    6/29/2015 9:37:26 AM, by MUFFIY831

    After my friend Ali died 2.5 years ago, I went into an emotional eating downward spiral and gained back all the weight I had lost and then some. It's now been just over a month (a month an two days, but who's counting) since my beloved passed away. I am determined not to let the same thing happen ag... Read more

  • Home again, home again

    6/29/2015 9:19:58 AM, by TIFFFIT

    Well, I know I said my next post would be to elaborate on our trip to Greece, but that will actually be the next one after this. I just want to say I'm glad to be home; we had an amazing time and it was a great experience, but there's something about sleeping in your own bed with your kitties tha... Read more

  • it's monday

    6/29/2015 8:29:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to catch up and get ahead on my course work. my daughter and i had a great time yesterday! woo hoo! looking forward to spending even more time with her now that she has finished school until september. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. i have a few errands to run today. i will do the... Read more

  • Back at it!!

    6/29/2015 4:54:39 AM, by ZANDASMOM1

    I've been back here again at Spark!! I feel like the show Cheers when I walk in the door and see the wonderful familiar faces and everyone cheers "Norm"!! It's so comforting to me!! I've been navigating these past few weeks pretty successfully. Some bumps along the way. This is my first blog. I'v... Read more

  • Water Aerobics AKA The Jiggle Hour!

    6/28/2015 9:02:12 AM, by LDYHAZ

    I have added a new form of exercise to my schedule. While the weather has been so nice and our town pool is open for the season I am jumping in. It has been years since I was in an open air swimming pool. Not to mention in a bathing suit! It is such a great deal $35.00 for the full season an... Read more

  • Yesterday's Challenges....

    6/28/2015 8:37:32 AM, by KLMEIRING

    Yesterday was a challenge food wise. I made a good choice for breakfast and went out for my early morning walk and thought that I was going to have a good day food wise. The plan was to go to my SIL's house for lunch. That's where it felt like it went off track. I had no idea how to count and/or... Read more

  • it's saturday

    6/27/2015 1:18:12 PM, by MOMMY445

    a windy and cloudy day here today. my daughter says hi to all of mommy's friends! all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! not much planned for today. just taking it easy. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Plotting My Day

    6/27/2015 9:51:11 AM, by JODROX

    Run. Blog. Track. Clean house. Walk dog. Grocery shop. Bike shop. Go to outdoor concert + fireworks. Mail 2 cards. Order book from Amazon. Visit library. Oh my. Not enough hours in the day! ... Read more

  • Reset

    6/27/2015 9:35:38 AM, by ZELLAZM

    Once again I'm pushing the reset button. Last week's challenge helped me better see the changes I need to make. Sometime in the weeks ahead, I'll write about the decisions I need to make in the year ahead as I reach retirement age. I don't plan to stop working, but there may be a move and there will... Read more

  • Day One

    6/27/2015 8:47:38 AM, by KLMEIRING

    I have decided that I am going to treat every day while I am on vacation as if it is 249. My level of motivation for taking care of myself right now is very high. Numerous people have given me feedback that my mood has drastically changed since I started the 90 day fitness challenge on Ju... Read more

  • The Why of Weight Issues ~ Take Two!

    6/26/2015 9:10:47 PM, by IMAVISION

    15 9 15 9 15 9 15 9 15 9 304 for checking out this "revisit" blog. I enjoy reading past blogs of others & those of my own from time to time. In the case of my own, I often find myself delighted to realize how far I have come since joining Sparkpeople. I find it to be uplifting to ... Read more

  • How To Take The Perfect Rest Day!

    6/26/2015 12:21:00 PM, by LDYHAZ

    The first step was finding a child. That's right a small person to share the day with. My grandchildren are all too far away. I had this wonderful plan and the best companion was a child to share it with. I called my niece and asked to borrow one of her children for an outing. Just so happened ... Read more

  • honesty and relationships

    6/26/2015 8:50:15 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Honesty is the best policy. --David Tuvill Newcomer I've heard people talk about "firing" their sponsors, about sponsors "firing" their sponsees. I find that term disillusioning I thought we were here to help one another. Sponsor Human relationships change, for all sorts of reason, a... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/26/2015 8:43:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! even though it is bringing rain with it,that is okay. there are plenty of indoor activities that can be done,including dancing. my daughter also likes to dance. she enjoys being active. i asked her the other day which fun activity she would like to do the most this summe... Read more

  • Woo Hoo

    6/26/2015 3:30:02 AM, by KLMEIRING

    Free at Last! I am officially on vacation! 244... Read more

  • Door County

    6/25/2015 9:38:03 PM, by JODROX

    This is the official end of any attempt to blog every day in June. 30 We took a mini-vacation to the beautiful Door County of Wisconsin. I love that place. In my ideal Door County vacation, there would be much-much-much biking and hiking through Peninsula State Park, awesome Wild Tomato pizza... Read more

  • 2015 Rap River Run

    6/25/2015 8:33:24 PM, by MIRAGE727

    D & I love doing this race as the course is fun to do, the organizers really go all out, and the cause is great. It's for Youth Family Alternatives & the RAP House, a place where runaway youths can be safe. This is the race site. A Soft Start was given to a special group ... Read more

  • Devastated... but still Hopeful

    6/25/2015 10:45:11 AM, by MICHTOTMAN

    This is not a weight blog... or even a "healthy habits" blog... rather it is one of extreme personal disappointment and sorrow. While I know that many (most) won't understand, my friends that are organic gardeners certainly will. We (organic gardeners) work particularly hard to keep a garden. ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    6/25/2015 9:16:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's my daughter's last day of school today until september. soon, i am off to see her get her award and spend some time with her. i can run my errands from that end instead of at this end, here in the big city. my daughter already has plans for canada day. every year, we go to a big park where cana... Read more

  • Good News

    6/25/2015 6:03:30 AM, by KLMEIRING

    Quite a few people responded to my status update yesterday concerning not knowing how my workplace was going to get along without me when I go on vacation. Well, first of all, let me say that I really was just kidding... that's what the "JK" at the end of that post meant. I know that they will man... Read more

  • Where do I start?

    6/25/2015 1:29:08 AM, by TIFFFIT

    Wow, so much has happened since my last blog! I'll summarize here (because I don't have much time) and do another blog with more info soon. First, I went back for my quarterly check up and although I hadn't lost the 15 pounds I'd hoped to, my doctor was still blown away by my continued success. ... Read more

  • Baxter

    6/24/2015 7:50:26 PM, by APRILRUSSELL3

    Saturday I finished my 5K something like fiftieth place or so. So I got a special prize :) There was this crazy kitten that followed all the runners to the house we were meeting at. And for some reason it picked me to climb and get attention. And I was like "Oh you have a cute kitten!" So I... Read more

  • Celebrating Victories! Overcoming Complacency?

    6/24/2015 4:04:51 PM, by MRAMBLES

    My little boy turned one a few weeks ago. I can't believe how quickly the time flew by. My life is so different now that I have a kid than it was a few years ago. I don't "do things" when I want to. Everything revolves around his needs and routine. I clean, shower, eat, and exercise when I get a cha... Read more

  • My 4 nights in hell

    6/24/2015 2:31:18 PM, by KISSRUSH

    Last Friday night (the 19th) my husband and I had to take my youngest son to the emergency room. He was complaining of a sharp pain in his side. We thought appendix. In his blood work, they found out that he was in kidney failure. I. WAS. SHOCKED! to say the least. He went through a lot o... Read more

  • so much sunshine

    6/24/2015 11:14:59 AM, by MOMMY445

    another sunny day here today! woo hoo! my daughter has just one more day of school left and she is done until september. i found out yesterday that she is getting an award at the school assembly tomorrow afternoon. of course mommy will be there. i was planning to be there,anyways. now i have a reall... Read more

  • June 24th 2015

    6/24/2015 10:38:22 AM, by GRANDEFILLE

    It has been 4 years since I joined the Spark. 4 years full of ups and downs. I have lost and found plenty of pounds that I have lost count of. But whatever happened in my life, I have never completely stayed away. I have been inactive for periods but kept coming here to read news of my Spark fri... Read more

  • Hard Time Taking Rest days and Non Food Rewards

    6/24/2015 9:41:28 AM, by LDYHAZ

    My easy run yesterday was hard.. Ok not really hard but was not as enjoyable as others. My sleep has been off the past week. Ever since the 5K out of town. I just feel real tired. Day after the race I was up at 6am and walked 3 miles. Drove home to have 4 hours sleep that was interrupted. Next... Read more

  • Good Morning Spark Community

    6/24/2015 6:24:26 AM, by KLMEIRING

    Just wanted to say 524... Read more

  • Get FITT

    6/23/2015 9:09:25 PM, by IMAVISION

    216 315 548 406 318 356 324 359 319 358 The following is from Kaiser Permanente – page five of "Partners in Health" – Summer 2015. 216 315 548 406 318 356 324 359 319 358 Get FITT F – Frequency: The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM... Read more

  • Time to re-evaluate!

    6/23/2015 3:18:30 PM, by EMSMOM4

    Going to the Gym tonight for a baseline assessment with a personal trainer! I have now gone to the Gym 3 -4 times since my surgery and am feeling better about it. That coupled with my spinich and berry smoothies every morning which give me more energy have been great! I'm also trying to cut out th... Read more

  • This may be entirely stupid but...

    6/23/2015 12:43:26 PM, by MICHTOTMAN

    I did it anyway. To the tune of $12.50. Not bad for a mistake, but I'm really (okay, pretty) confident that in a month this will not be a mistake. First of all, I was feeling pretty pumped because after the 2 weeks of unexplained weight gain, I was down 5 pounds. Yep! It took a month to lose... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/23/2015 9:31:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful summer day here today! woo hoo! I will get outdoors in a while and enjoy it. i am getting more caught up with my online courses today. i keep well hydrated every day,especially on very warm days. i'm wearing more of my nice clothes these days. i am still looking for work,too. my daughter... Read more

  • The HOW of it

    6/23/2015 7:29:17 AM, by DYANNE4293

    What happens to us is not as important as how we respond. The external events of our lives are largely beyond our control. We do not choose our parents, our emotional environment, the historical period in which we live, our body type, or the flow of circumstances that shape our experience. Thes... Read more

  • Progress Report

    6/23/2015 7:02:41 AM, by KLMEIRING

    I have completed 21 days of my 90 day fitness challenge. So far, I have lost 7 pounds, 2 inches around my waist and one inch around my hips. I wouldn't know the measurements except I had to go out and make a few purchases in order to have the proper clothes for my workouts. I am so glad that I di... Read more

  • 21 Days and Counting.....

    6/23/2015 3:16:45 AM, by KLMEIRING

    I can't believe that I have a 21 day exercise streak accomplished! Yesterday's walk was very good. Definitely starting to enjoy my walks more. The first time around the block is still pretty slow, but at least I am doing it. I actually got ambitious and did a 2nd walk around the block yesterday ... Read more

  • I'm a Bully

    6/22/2015 11:08:15 PM, by DYANNE4293

    Be nice to yourself today! Give yourself a break. Don't be a bully.... Read more

  • Changes Ahead for this Soda-holic

    6/22/2015 3:04:10 PM, by RA-IN-A-TARDIS

    Well, it sounds like there are some significant changes ahead in my diet. I have a lot to learn, so I will be working on one thing at a time and incorporate better habits gradually for now at least. The first thing on the chopping block...Coca Cola. I think the company puts heroine or crack in th... Read more

  • Measures for June 21 through June 27

    6/22/2015 12:35:30 PM, by RUNNINGWILD

    I'm keeping the same measure this week. 207 Track 6/7 days. KCCC list: Make dentist appointments. - DONE Make eye appointments. - DONE Sort out plastic ware cupboard. Put away winter stuff. (It does snow year round but I shouldn't need boots until October/November.) Keep ca... Read more

  • Down a pound

    6/22/2015 10:56:50 AM, by WINACHST

    I am down a pound this morning, I have been trying to cut way back on the amount of junk I have been eating. My goal for this week in not to buy any junk food. I think I will be successful if I do not go shopping (giggle). Too often I have an argument going on in my head as I stand in front of... Read more

  • Where's the Radar?

    6/22/2015 9:37:48 AM, by ASHLEYLQ

    Seriously, because I think I fell off of it this weekend. My husband and I closed on our first house on Friday. We immediately went to Home Depot afterwards and bought paint for the kitchen, as well as some other supplies like large trash bags and some yard equipment. Apparently we have to mow... Read more

  • it's monday

    6/22/2015 8:26:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    a lovely,warm day here today. my dad had a great father's day yesterday.today, i am catching up on some of my course work,house work and in getting some groceries. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Special Sunday

    6/21/2015 10:32:49 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Sunday, June 21, 2015 ... Read more

  • Results

    6/21/2015 4:48:52 PM, by CATHRINE2010

    I really want to share something positive with you today. Results are happening. Like really happening. I am now able to wear the clothes that I have been saving for 5 years. It is a nice feeling and a great accomplishment. If you had been here in 2010 when I started my journey you would know all th... Read more

  • New Hope?

    6/21/2015 12:48:40 PM, by RA-IN-A-TARDIS

    Found a group that approaches thyroid issues with diet and other lifestyle changes. Many people are getting relief so this seems to be what I need to try next. I feel a glimmer of hope for the first time in a long time.... Read more

  • Best Time so far this year

    6/21/2015 10:34:00 AM, by WINACHST

    My 5k race time on Saturday was 33:30 I tied 3rd place for my age group. This is my best time so far this year. I seem to be able to run for a longer time before I feel like I am dying and need a walk break, but my speed has gotten slower. I feel like I am on a comeback now! 185... Read more

  • 6.21.15

    6/21/2015 8:32:29 AM, by CARILOUIE

    I love Sundays. The time I have in the morning before church is so peaceful - I get in a run, do some Sparking, and catch up on my life. I'm on a 9-day Spark streak, and have had my FitBit for about the same number of days. It's no coincidence that I am feeling better and more ready to take co... Read more

  • Taking Care of Me

    6/21/2015 8:19:27 AM, by KLMEIRING

    I am really trying to take care of myself. I have realized that no one else is going to do it for me. What does that mean? Well to start it means that I am tracking my food, drinking my water, getting in at least 10 minutes of exercise each day, and doing my best to make good healthy food choices... Read more

  • This Week's Workout Plan

    6/21/2015 8:09:12 AM, by TUPELO_HONEY

    Monday - Chris Freytag HIIT series, Upper Body 104 Tuesday - Bob Harper Bob's Workout, lower body and core 104 Wednesday - Chris Freytag, HIIT series, Total Body 104 Thursday - Jessica Smith Walk On Strength Walk 104 Friday - Jessica Smith Look Better Naked Metabolic 104 Saturday, Jilli... Read more

  • Confession and 5K!

    6/21/2015 7:07:08 AM, by LDYHAZ

    First the confession. Thursday night the beagle woke up and barked so I went to the living room so DH could sleep. This is a dangerous place for me because I have a history of being a night eater. I am one of those people that will eat a meal at midnight or 2 am. I thought I had that habit broke... Read more

  • Life on Life's Terms

    6/21/2015 6:05:38 AM, by DYANNE4293

    I wasn't exactly brought up in one of those Norman Rockwell paintings you used to see on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. --Reggie Jackson We have many myths about other people's lives. When we compare ourselves to these stories, we come up short. We have the TV families in our minds. ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    6/20/2015 1:13:12 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax and take it easy. i haven't made any specific plans for the day. it is more relaxing this way. this is the first day this week where i have not had to go somewhere or had to be somewhere at a certain time. all of the birds say hi. my daughter is also relaxing today. she has signed up ... Read more

  • Forgiving my Parents

    6/20/2015 10:34:30 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought is: The one lesson my dad taught me: If you're going to do anything in life, do it right. --Monty Cralley Our parents may have had a way of instructing that often bordered on shaming us. No matter what we might remember about it, or them, they meant well. Their own experiences colo... Read more

  • Plan for Today

    6/20/2015 8:16:56 AM, by KLMEIRING

    Today is a domestic housework kind of day. Need to do my laundry and clean the house. Good news is that laundry days mean up and down three flights of stairs many times over. It tends to be a pretty physically demanding day before it's all over believe it or not. I have already been around the b... Read more

  • Special Ops and Flower Box Update

    6/20/2015 6:10:03 AM, by ZELLAZM

    This week on the CAMO team of the BLC, we're doing a Special Operations challenge. We choose the areas we want to work on in the week ahead, work our plan then report back at the end of the week. My Special Op is REGROUPING. The end of the semester at the seminary has been very stressful and my... Read more

  • ETL day 6

    6/20/2015 3:55:48 AM, by BOBOSENSEI

    No loss again today- in fact there was a pound gain so I am down 3.2 pounds so far this week. Still amazing progress, but I do need to buckle down on eating more greens. I need to get to the store and buy some more fruits and vegetables. I have a small refrigerator so this diet means more frequen... Read more

  • Back from hiatus!: The 'Bikini Neanie' Project, Day 102

    6/19/2015 9:22:27 PM, by MONTREALESTMOI

    Well, HELLOOOOO Sparkfriends! I can't believe it's been 2 weeks since I've been on here! Time flies! 334 Needless to say, I've been busy! Let's see: 1. I've been to Toronto and come home again..... What a BLAST I had! That 5 day excursion REALLY did wonders for my spirits, and it re... Read more

  • Fantastic Friday

    6/19/2015 7:59:04 PM, by KNEEMAKER

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  • Getting the right combo - for me :)

    6/19/2015 3:43:25 PM, by RAWCOOKIE

    We all have our different ways of managing our quest for health and fitness - and one of the things I love about Spark People is that they are pretty much ALL represented on this site. I am currently following three main pathways - I found my way to each of them via Spark People. I am ... Read more