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  • Spark Friends and "oops" moment

    3/2/2015 11:33:02 AM, by MARUKI52

    I was trying to Spring Clean my Spark Friends section on my page and I think I may have inadvertently deleted some people from my "Friends". If I have deleted you I apologise but perhaps you will let me know so I can add you back in again. Obviously the twitchy fingers pressed a key when I didn't ... Read more

  • Poor Zelda

    3/2/2015 11:27:37 AM, by MARGOH12

    Yet again Zelda has hurt her paw/leg at least we know that this time she did it jumping out of Bryn's arms I think we will have to retire her from agility as it seems too risky. She needs to stay in again but true to from she's happily laying down taking a very long nap and almost laughing at Ginny ... Read more

  • Hard to believe, but...

    3/2/2015 9:13:25 AM, by SADAPARIBHUTA

    …yoga at the Senior Citizens' Center left me sore for two days! Astounding to realize that I am a senior citizen, according to our town. How on earth did this happen? In my mind, I'm only 28 years old--half my calendar age. Wow. ... Read more

  • The Importance of Staying Hydrated

    3/1/2015 9:42:03 PM, by IMAVISION

    194 91 194 91 194 91 194 91194 91 189 "Did you know that we often drink less water in the Winter, because our bodies are not as aware of our need for it?" ~ Annessa Chumbley, RD 189 194 91 194 91 194 91 194 91194 91 Three reasons to drink more water in the Winter months! ... Read more

  • Losing It For The LONG HAUL

    3/1/2015 12:48:48 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I wrote this to someone today and it seemed important that I tell everyone this: I know you can do it, because if I can do it with my eating issues, anyone has the power. Just remember that it is not about willpower, it is about avoiding that first compulsive bite- the one that sends you into... Read more

  • Progress

    3/1/2015 10:41:50 AM, by MARGOH12

    Things are looking up. today I am wearing a dress that was a bit on the tight side when I brought it, now I am thinking it's a bit too large! also as my neck is less sore today I decided to see if I could wear a very light necklace, I can. I'm starting to feel more like me again. I hope this keeps ... Read more

  • Arggh! So active today and forgot my FitBit!

    2/28/2015 10:03:15 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    I hate it when that happens... Especially since I have been stuck to my desk over the last week, totally busy with other stuff. At last I've had a day in the garden, and a truly busy one at that, and no tracking of all the steps I have been up and down. Oh well, I know I have done it. So do my leg... Read more

  • A fun Saturday

    2/28/2015 2:25:48 PM, by MARGOH12

    Today has been great. I went to the gym with Megan and had a good workout. When I got home Bill had phoned to run a bath for two very muddy dogs so The girls and I took this as our cue to go shopping, we had fun trying things on and getting makeup samples. After lunch I went out with Bill and the do... Read more

  • About Shakira

    2/28/2015 4:18:43 AM, by GIGGIN

    Yes, Shakira, the singer. 334 March is the month when I will put all focus on getting rid of the belly fat. So what about Shakira?! She is 157 cm and I am 156. We both have the same body type = pear shaped. I think she is a really feminine and sexy woman. And I am more than willing to ai... Read more

  • Ima's Quote for the Day!

    2/27/2015 1:33:52 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 195 195 195195 195 195 195195 195 “Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of your reality is not their reality.” ― Shannon L. Alder 195 195 195 195195 195 195 195195 195... Read more

  • Ok, here's the lowdown on the weight

    2/27/2015 7:31:13 AM, by MARUKI52

    I really don't know what was going on with SP for it to say that I had lost those 2 pounds when I had put them on instead. This is the second time that has happened to me on SP and I did input my weight correctly. Nevertheless I am pleased to announce ( big trumpet fanfare and a roll of the ... Read more

  • Another step forward

    2/26/2015 10:49:13 AM, by MARGOH12

    Yesterday I had another physio session. She was very pleased with my progress, and complimented me on my hard work. She gave me a full sports massage which has helped. The depressions on the spine really hurt though. she has changed some of my exercises, the ones for the neck and has told me I can t... Read more

  • Feeling Broken?

    2/26/2015 9:23:05 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Still on my journey to lose that last 50 pounds and revving up! It's starting to come off after a 2 freaking year plateau. I think I was spinning my wheels in the wrong direction. I plateaued after my first 100 pounds for a year and then had to change things up to lose over 100 more. To te... Read more

  • how to get back on track

    2/25/2015 11:59:15 PM, by COACHSANDRAAULT

    1. Change the internal conversation: undervalue the bad times and overvalue the good ones. We have been conditioned to harp on our mistakes and gloss over our successes. It’s time to change the internal conversation and pay more attention to the things that bring us confidence so that we can conti... Read more

  • A Great Example

    2/25/2015 12:33:17 PM, by MARGOH12

    As we were driving today, we saw a young man with his son on a grass verge working out together. What a great example he is setting for him!... Read more

  • Fast food ads

    2/24/2015 10:46:35 PM, by WINACHST

    The last couple of times I have been at the gym and watching TV, I saw some ads for fast food restaurants and I think their marketing people ought to be fired. I cannot believe they should even think that the breaded deep-fried thingies look appealing. The food that was being advertised looked awfu... Read more

  • Thanks!

    2/24/2015 12:02:00 PM, by MARGOH12

    Today I watched a short video about someone who wrote 40 thank you letters to people last year during Lent. She said afterwards that it became so ingrained into her that she now writes them as a matter of course. I have a friend who does something similar but with cards. I always enjoy getting them.... Read more

  • Lost 2 Pounds?

    2/24/2015 10:18:14 AM, by MARUKI52

    According to SP I have lost two pounds, one yesterday and one today. I was amazed. 244 However, I have not lost two pounds I have in fact put two pounds on again! 198 That darned scale is playing up again for sure and I really must get one that works only in the downwards direction. 39 ... Read more

  • On My Way

    2/23/2015 7:06:38 PM, by LIFESAJOURNNEY

    I have come back to spark people. It worked for me in the past however things just happened in life and I never reached my goal weight. 39 Now I am here tracking food daily and it really makes a difference in my life for food choices. I'm staying on this journey!! 224... Read more

  • Filling the gap

    2/23/2015 10:01:40 AM, by MARGOH12

    As someone who is known to have a low boredom threshold I'm finding the minimum of a minute break between sets at the gym very frustrating. I have to use a full minute to ensure I avoid further injury. The trouble is boredom sets in after a few seconds. Beth a young friend of mine and also a member ... Read more

  • Fatigue, Fantasies and Husbands

    2/22/2015 2:37:49 PM, by TRESSWANN

    I fantasize about sleep. I count days and hours until I can sleep. I roll over in bed and think either this time tomorrow I'll be sleeping or this time tomorrow I'll be awake. I have to get up for work some time between say 4:10 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. four mornings a week. One of the effects of t... Read more

  • Artificial Sweeteners in Milk? - The Dr. Oz Show

    2/22/2015 2:27:02 PM, by IMAVISION

    466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 As always - I 304 for stopping in to check this information out. God bless us all with the desire to seek out clear knowledge concerning the products we choose to purchase! 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 "Industry m... Read more

  • The end of an era

    2/22/2015 10:53:09 AM, by MARGOH12

    Today at 10am GMT the earth moved in Leicester. The old council buildings known locally as faulty towers were demolished. They were oldish (built in the seventies) not at all attractive and made workers sick literally. However I had a lot of fun there in my time as a member of the city council so I ... Read more

  • I am not looking for excuses.

    2/22/2015 10:12:00 AM, by SWDOTB2

    I am not looking for excuses. I am looking for progress. I am looking to move forward. Jan. 14, 2015 193.8 Jan. 21, 2015 191.3 (lost 2.5 pounds) Jan. 28, 2015 188.2 (lost 3.1 pounds) Feb. 04, 2015 186.1 (lost 2.1 pounds) Feb. 11, 2015 183.9 (lost 2.2 pounds) Feb. 18, 20... Read more

  • Looking at Spark Team Pages problem

    2/22/2015 6:10:42 AM, by MARUKI52

    I'm getting my emails for the Spark Teams I belong to on Yahoo but when I click the "visit team" button on the email I can't access the teams. I get a message come up that there is an error and that the information hasn't been sent properly and to try the back button on my browser. I've tried this... Read more

  • Feeling a wee touch of autumn here

    2/22/2015 3:18:50 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    So my buddies in the USA must be getting a sniff of spring. I just want a very hot day so I can clean out the henhouse ready for the cooler weather. So far the perfect days have all been while I am working. On another note, crushingly busy with all sorts of things, Sparking is far from my mind ... Read more

  • Open day

    2/21/2015 4:21:50 PM, by MARGOH12

    My gym had an open day today so Bill came with me. He doesn't really care for the gym, but he will occasionally come with me to spend some time together. I did my program yesterday so I really only needed to do a bit of cardio, so in order not to over do things I worked out with very light weights.... Read more

  • 30 Day Challenge: eliminate sugar from diet

    2/20/2015 3:31:41 PM, by MAYIE53

    Yesterday was not a healthy eating day. I find myself sick again, the third time this winter, and that's a lot for someone who "never gets sick". Daughter decided to bake 3 things, 2 from a mix, and although I had no appetite for anything (sore throat, swollen glands, runny nose) I found myself reac... Read more

  • I need a new pedometer watch!

    2/19/2015 11:47:59 PM, by SUECHRIS50

    I hope you all are doing your best for you.It's a long road and ive spiraled out of control always taking care of everyone but me.I quit drinking any soda 5 months ago,started dancing,pool aerobics,walking the Lions park and housewalking has been my main angle.I had a nice pedometer watch but I lost... Read more

  • chit chat

    2/19/2015 10:48:21 AM, by MARGOH12

    During lent our church is being encouraged to get involved in 40 days of generosity. This doesn't mean giving lots of money or possessions away it simply means being generous with you life in all aspects. today's task is to chat to your neighbours. I often don't see them as my coming and going time ... Read more

  • Attitude of Gratitude

    2/19/2015 10:41:26 AM, by BOHEMIANCAT

    You have heard that it takes 21 days to create a new habit. I read that researchers discovered it is actually closer to 50 days! Here is what I started doing. Before you get out of bed when you wake up in the mornings, think of at least 10 things you are grateful for, past or present. ... Read more

  • Shift Happens!

    2/18/2015 1:40:25 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Change happens when you become more aware of where you are on your path and you take responsibility for your life. Taking one step at a time toward change, you transform your world .... that’s when shift happens! ~ Sherri Bishop ... Read more

  • Talk about a heat wave!

    2/18/2015 12:21:38 PM, by IMAVISION

    425 444 425 444 425 444 425 444 425 444 Talk about a heat wave! 246 304 for checking this out. Hope it brings a smile to your face. 100 God bless you on this eighteenth day, of this second month, in the year of our Lord 2015! 425 444 425 444 425 444 42... Read more

  • A good day today

    2/18/2015 12:15:33 PM, by MARGOH12

    When I got dressed for the gym this morning Bill said "you have got slim". A guy at the gym said "you have lost a lot of weight" and a woman said "you must have lost at least two stones". I wish but I'll take the compliments!... Read more

  • Cindy Crawford's photo

    2/17/2015 1:55:23 PM, by WINACHST

    Have you seen the photo? My hubby showed it to me because she is a super model and he thought I looked better even considering that I am older. I disagree. All I can say is wow! She looks like that and close to 50 and is still modeling ~ more power to her! https://twitter.com/CharleneWh
    ite... Read more

  • *Katy-Purry*

    2/17/2015 1:38:38 PM, by DIANESKATZ

    Our new little addition to the family is doing quite well. She plays alot now, loves her "brother" Timon and allows us to pet her. She's not quite adept at us picking her up however. She's a sweet girl and we laugh at her antics of play. Katy-Purry has brought us joy again! ... Read more

  • The icing on the ....

    2/17/2015 12:28:45 PM, by MARGOH12

    There is a facebook group for Pomeranian owners. A few days ago someone asked a question, her dog is black and eleven years old (they live for about 15 years) it has started to go grey around it's muzzle and the owner wanted to know if this is normal. Someone replied and said it's is and it's called... Read more

  • Not my idea of a holiday weekend.

    2/16/2015 5:28:33 PM, by SADAPARIBHUTA

    I've been sick in bed since Friday. So my exercise minutes are zero, possibly fewer, and my calorie count is pretty close to that, too. I'm on the Diluted Gatorade and a Couple Bites of Banana diet. Pretty sure I'll have to call out of work tomorrow. But life is still good! 87 67 125... Read more

  • Day 47 of 90; Giving Myself A Fresh Start

    2/16/2015 11:56:06 AM, by PIXIE-LICIOUS

    Today is day 47 of my 90 day challenge. More than halfway through the challenge, and I have not made much progress at all. Some of my team mates on the 90 Day Challenge team have made awesome progress. I absolutely love it when they share that they've lost weight, or that they've increase... Read more

  • Taking a spark break from 18th Feb but I will be back!

    2/16/2015 5:10:45 AM, by TODAYIHAVE

    I am going to focus on writing on paper for a while. See you when I get back! :-)... Read more

  • The Writing Diet book review

    2/16/2015 3:16:14 AM, by TODAYIHAVE

    I have now read the first part of The Writing Diet by Julia Cameron, and would describe it as a useful book! It brings together a lot of different dieting ideas, including a couple that are new to me. The first part of the book describes the 7 tools that make up The Writing Diet. The second... Read more

  • Emergen-C & Yogurt Guilt-free Healthy Treat

    2/15/2015 7:21:10 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    I don't know if there's anything "unhealthy" with the Emergen-C (1000mg C) packets but I've been using them for years and really like 'em. Lately, rather than dissolving a packet in a whole glass of water and drinking it, I've been stirring a packet in about 1/4 cup of water then mixing i... Read more

  • Happy Valentine's Day...

    2/15/2015 1:28:14 PM, by WENDYSPARKS

    I hope all had a Happy Valentine's Day!! I had a nice day at home with the family....I am ready for Spring any day now......it is to cold this winter.....hugs to all! Wendy... Read more

  • Ups, Downs and Sidewayses

    2/15/2015 12:12:11 PM, by TERI-RIFIC

    First down is that I just finished this whole blog, decided to add a pic and lost the whole thing! SP is not optimized for iPad or android platforms. This morning's weigh in marked two whole months of staying the same weight. Time flies. On the up side -I didn't gain- on the downside I di... Read more

  • Are you giving it up for Lent?

    2/15/2015 3:16:11 AM, by TODAYIHAVE

    The other day somebody mentioned that they were giving up sugar for Lent. Lent starts Wednesday 18th Feb, and the last day is Easter Saturday (4th April). And now that I have got through my panic, given up dieting, found peace, and made a plan, I want to do the same. The “plan” that I made ... Read more

  • What Will It Take?

    2/14/2015 10:05:49 AM, by FANJII

    358 What will it take to budge "ME" from this plateau....I start out like gang busters and then plop! Do I really not care enough to push my way through to the other side. Why can't I maintain my motivation, my winning streak?? This has been going on for a long, long time. Maybe it means... Read more

  • Heart Enhanced Walk, Day 75 of 75 Day Streak

    2/14/2015 7:45:08 AM, by SWDOTB2

    Sparker "IUSBDEB" surprised me during our lunch hour yesterday. Each heart shaped clue led me into doing more than our intended walk around an indoor track. 1st heart instructed me to walk out to the parking area where I found the next heart shaped clue under my truck's windshield wiper. ... Read more

  • 13 Reasons to adopt a Black Cat

    2/13/2015 8:11:48 PM, by DIANESKATZ

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  • Walk, Day 70 of 75 Day Streak

    2/13/2015 7:11:48 PM, by SWDOTB2

    It was cold outside last Sunday so we walked inside. My granddaughter walked with me to Leslie Sansone's WATP dvd. ... Read more

  • Valentine's Mine Fields

    2/13/2015 10:32:18 AM, by BOHEMIANCAT

    First of all, Valentine's Day is basically for women. Men could care less and most wish it didn't exist. If your husband forgets, or doesn't do what is expected, don't get mad. Thank your lucky stars you have him. Mine does things for me all year to show his love, like keeping my gas tank fu... Read more

  • A Skit "The trouble With Seagulls"

    2/13/2015 9:13:56 AM, by MARGOH12

    Bryn I'm off now you'll need to check the chicken in about half an hour Me OK Bryn Can we kill the seagulls Me No dear Bryn Tell me they're not a nuisance Me They're not a nuisance Bryn Have you ever tried feeding ducks when there are seagulls about? Me Yes they fly do... Read more

  • I have a plan and it's sugar free, three meals a day, sort of!

    2/13/2015 6:17:04 AM, by TODAYIHAVE

    Thank you all for your feedback on my previous blog. I now have a plan! After my holiday I will go sugar free, and apart from that I’ll eat whatever I like at 3 meals/day. If I want to eat apart from the 3 meals, or even if I want the occasional binge, I will do so, but I... Read more

  • Where am I now? These are the things I have so far said I will do and my current thoughts on them

    2/12/2015 10:54:17 AM, by TODAYIHAVE

    So where am I now? These are the things I have so far said I will do and my current thoughts on them: Weigh on Sundays (probably don’t need to weigh) Do a “101 things to do in 1001 list” to keep busy (good plan but need to have more fun things on the list and fewer harsh restriction and h... Read more

  • Back to Yoga! Hooray!

    2/12/2015 8:58:59 AM, by SADAPARIBHUTA

    Oh. My. Goodness. I went to "all levels" yoga with the Domestic Partner on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. It Kicked My Butt! It felt like it was my first day of yoga. I am going to do my own yoga practice today. It's not going to be "All Levels." It's going to be "My Level." 403... Read more

  • by Zach Zeilger, funny!!

    2/12/2015 8:25:30 AM, by COACHSANDRAAULT

    From the clothes you wear to the activities you suggest to how well you tip—every move you make on the first few dates is under a microscope. And when it comes to dining, what you order or prepare is equally as important as chewing it with your mouth closed. You don’t want to get a house salad ... Read more

  • Celebrate the good things to avoid panic and keep journalling. The Writing Diet will arrive soon

    2/12/2015 3:46:36 AM, by TODAYIHAVE

    I felt less panicky yesterday afternoon. I get so I panic that I can’t lose weight, won’t ever be able to lose this weight. Panic because I want to binge, and yet I also don’t want to. When I panic I am more likely to binge (or overeat, I’m not sure when it goes from eating something off plan to ... Read more

  • Sore but happy

    2/11/2015 2:16:28 PM, by MARGOH12

    My second session with my physiotherapist was this morning. I went to the gym to do a bit of cardio first thing, by first thing I mean 8.30ish I find that's the best time to go as the early morning crew are just finishing and the later ones are not in. then I went off to the hospital. I took a copy ... Read more

  • Good Reasons to be Happy on Your Birthday!

    2/11/2015 6:39:30 AM, by JULIA211X

    Today is my birthday, and I am...dare I say it out loud? Fifty-eight years old! 40 Mentally, I feel like I did when I was in my thirties, well, maybe a little wiser. Physicall... Read more

  • Feeling pleased today. Journalling whenever something occurs to me.

    2/11/2015 4:38:04 AM, by TODAYIHAVE

    Feeling pleased today cos, although I ate a few extras yesterday, I weighed the same this morning. Maybe I’m craving because I’m not eating enough. I have been journalling, so I hope that will reveal something when I look back over it. I’m journalling whenever something occurs to me. My thoughts... Read more

  • 55 easy-to-prepare snacks, each under 100 calories,

    2/10/2015 7:50:51 PM, by COACHSANDRAAULT

    Eating healthy doesn’t need to be complicated or boring! Here are 55 easy-to-prepare snacks, each under 100 calories, that will keep your tastebuds happy. 1. Mini tostada Spread 1/4 cup of nonfat refried beans on a small tortilla. Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomato, and a sprinkle of you... Read more

  • Anyone done The Writing Diet by Julia Cameron or journalling?

    2/10/2015 10:45:43 AM, by TODAYIHAVE

    I am really struggling today. And have been journalling. Number 1 on my “101 things to do in 1001 days” list is a daily diary entry. But it looks so messy! So I started reading about journalling. And apparently lots of famous people have used journalling as a tool to achieve their goals. So I ... Read more

  • I have (part 8)

    2/10/2015 5:04:24 AM, by TODAYIHAVE

    I have been working on the first 5 pounds (as someone pointed out that 40 pounds is only 5 pounds 8 times) by cutting out snacks when at home, and also cutting out sweet things (except fresh and tinned fruit) when at home.... Read more

  • Not following advice

    2/9/2015 4:27:33 PM, by MARGOH12

    I have been advised not to run r jump, both by my physio therapist and my well being adviser/personal trainer. Unfortunately today I was unable to heed that advice. Today started well Bill had a late start so we walked the dogs together, not the most interesting walk but it served it's purpose. I th... Read more

  • Calories burned link for DIY workouts at home

    2/9/2015 2:28:04 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Sometimes we just don't feel like going to the gym to workout. Sometimes we just don't have time cos we're too busy doing 'life' stuff. Well, here's a link to help calculate how many calories we're burning going about our routine stuff like shopping, and housework, et... Read more

  • Sparkpeople works!

    2/9/2015 12:20:37 PM, by SADAPARIBHUTA

    …when you use it. I have not been measuring, tracking, exercising, or eating for health. And guess what? I gained weight! I'm now almost 40 pounds above my goal--goal being what I weighed in the fall of 2013. That makes me officially overweight. I'm going to think of this as making my come... Read more

  • I have (part 7) started a free online course about food security

    2/9/2015 9:13:47 AM, by TODAYIHAVE

    I have been for my daily walk, eaten a piece of fresh produce, and read from a motivating book (day 5 of my fast break streaks today) enjoyed an hour long walk today. I didn’t want to go, but I went because I said in my blog the other day that I would do an hour each Monday, Wednesday and... Read more

  • 5th Week in Review (February)

    2/8/2015 10:42:45 PM, by SWDOTB2

    70 days, my walking streak contineus..., at least 30 minutes every day, 311 311 311 311 311 This was my 7th week following ChaLEAN's Extreme Workout dvd's. Campus was closed last Sunday when 14.7 inches of snow fell breaking a record, campus was closed on Monday as well. Wednesd... Read more

  • Essential to well-being

    2/8/2015 3:32:10 PM, by MARGOH12

    I read an article yesterday saying that as a species our feelings of well-being rely on kindness. Not just by receiving kindness, but also by being kind. The writer went on to say that with the rise of social media we are becoming more disconnected with each other as we don't see each other, my own ... Read more

  • Mothers Day - in pictures!

    2/8/2015 1:21:52 PM, by GIGGIN

    My DD (12) baked me a cake. My DS (19) remembered to call. Fantastic day. I´m totally spoiled with love ..... ... Read more

  • I have (part 6) started working on my 101 things to do in 1001 days

    2/8/2015 8:57:47 AM, by TODAYIHAVE

    Today I have Eaten a piece of fresh produce Been for my daily walk (day 4 today) Read from a motivating book Started working on some of the things on my 101 things to do in 1001 days list. Weighed in at 14 stone 4 pounds (200)... Read more

  • Day 7 - My new plan

    2/7/2015 2:51:54 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    I don't depend upon the scale for my daily inspiration . . . however, it is great to see the scale reading 3.9 pounds less than one week ago!!! But I know that it could be up tomorrow . . . depending on salt intake/water retention, and a host of other things. The one thing that really makes ... Read more

  • Multi tasking

    2/7/2015 10:03:01 AM, by MARGOH12

    dictionary.com defines multi-tasking as " to perform two or more tasks simultaneously." Today I went for to the hairdressers, always a good chance to catch up with my reading for pleasure. I 'm reading Daphne Du Maurier's Frenchman's creek so that's multi-task 1. My hairdresser Lucie is a runner. Sh... Read more

  • Making The Most Of Your Sparkpeople Experience

    2/7/2015 8:56:36 AM, by BOHEMIANCAT

    I have been on Sparkpeople quite a few years now! Wow! Time flies. I have seen people come and go, while never seeing them much on anything. Their time on Sparkpeople is fleeting. I noticed some things that might help. When you first join, please don't make your page private. The reas... Read more

  • Carnie Wilson Quote

    2/6/2015 8:46:55 PM, by IMAVISION

    252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 I do 304 for taking time to stop by & check this out! God bless! 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 "I am who I am & I celebrate where I am when I'm there." ~ Carnie Wilson Carnie is an American singer, who has struggled ... Read more

  • Head Hunger

    2/6/2015 5:41:47 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Having a fairly good day today, save wanting to eat everything in sight! Or out of sight for that matter. (nibbles on the computer, but decides it's just too hard.) Yes, I still have these days. They remind me to keep crunching down the veggies, drinking the water, adding the fruit, taking... Read more

  • About change

    2/6/2015 4:15:35 AM, by GIGGIN

    It is only 6 weeks into the new year but already I can feel the change. I am not the same woman anymore. How?: It´s been stressful lately both at work and with my health, but I am still here, tracking my food every single day. Not doing the "cake and donut"-routine when things get a little... Read more

  • Its been a while but im back!

    2/5/2015 5:08:52 PM, by SUECHRIS50

    Thank the good LORD that I have made some major changes in my life and I'm losing weight,getting my steps,drinking my water and eating my fruit and veggies.I am seeing alot of my oldies at the senior center,walking our neighbors dog while they are away and loving seeing our new grandson Aaiden bloom... Read more

  • hot but not bothered

    2/5/2015 11:51:51 AM, by MARGOH12

    So day two back at the gym. I did cardio and stretching, following Peter's advice to take breaks and only do the program 3-4 times a week. I'm not a fan of cardio in the gym I think it's totally boring. I am glad I did it though it's another way of me beating the back problems. My muscles still ache... Read more

  • A Binge and Then?

    2/5/2015 4:03:17 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Friends of mine binge and ask me what I do. I often give the same answer. Here is a latest reply: You're still punishing yourself. Still off the wagon. Think of it this way... If you got a flat tire, you wouldn't run around the car in a frenzy popping the other three tires. You would fix the ... Read more

  • New day new program

    2/4/2015 8:28:28 AM, by MARGOH12

    So today I began my new workout program. While it's not a challenging as previous programs it's challenging enough. It took less time than I got used to before the last injury, but that was just as well as there were so many people to catch up with and exchange news with, so much has happened since ... Read more

  • Crunch Challenge

    2/3/2015 1:26:09 PM, by LESLIE_2B_LESS

    My new Sparkbuddy GARDENERGALANN and I are going to challenge each other to do crunches each day. Anyone else want to join? We are going to start with 10 and add 5 each day. Here's a spark article on the proper way to do basic crunches. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/e
    xercises.asp?exercis... Read more

  • Day 3 - Diamonds are a girl's best friend

    2/3/2015 1:04:07 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Had a great day yesterday. Planned ahead for lunch (every other month I meet for an alumni lunch at a pizza parlor). Visited with mom and sister for a couple hours afterwards. Got on the elliptical as soon as I got home. I am feeling really good about the potential for the Online Mind... Read more

  • Feb 3rd I will:

    2/3/2015 10:49:17 AM, by JSIMMON1

    Time to follow the AA lead and think one day at a time Just for today I will not eat any processed foods. Just for today I will make sure that I drink adequate water - half my weight in ounces Just for today I will make sure that I get in 45 minutes of exercise - and I will include at least... Read more

  • I'm so excited

    2/3/2015 10:07:48 AM, by MARGOH12

    Tonight is my first time back at the gym since September. I'm really excited about it. It's a bit strange feeling this way as I hate the gym and view it more as a necessary evil to avoid the much feared wheelchair. I have a program review at 8 with a guy called Peter he's new but well qualified so a... Read more

  • A surprise Fit

    2/2/2015 3:28:39 PM, by MARGOH12

    Megan came in tonight and chucked a green envelope at me. "What's this?" I said open it and see replied daughter. The envelope contained a gift voucher from my gym for four hours personal training. All the kids have clubbed together to get it for me to try and help me get back on track now that I am... Read more

  • Focusing on behaviour not results

    2/2/2015 3:56:39 AM, by HISLOVEENDURES

    I have hidden my scales and am going to weigh monthly from now on (three days in a row, as the NoS Diet book suggests, so I get an accurate reading). I think not weighing will help me stick to the No Snacks/Sweets/Seconds except Sometimes on Saturdays, Sundays and Special Days routine. I’m... Read more

  • My New Plan

    2/1/2015 11:14:28 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    This morning my scales landed on the number that is at the very top of my 'tolerance range' for maintenance. It stops now! Here are the new daily goals I've set: #1 Elliptical, every day #2 Stretch, Yoga or Qi Gong every day #3 Control portion size ... Read more

  • Day 32 Of My 90 Day Challenge

    2/1/2015 1:41:32 PM, by PIXIE-LICIOUS

    Today is day 32 of my 90 Day Challenge! As part of the challenge, I will be posting new front and side progress pictures each month. Unfortunately, there isn't any progress to show in my pictures for February, but I'm still posting them because I want to be honest and accountable. ... Read more

  • Meet Katy-Purry!

    2/1/2015 1:29:41 PM, by DIANESKATZ

    Some would argue it's too soon after the death of Ebony for me to get another cat. But there was a void in my heart that needed to be filled. Saw "Twix" at the Glendora Petsmart. She looked so scared and in need of love. We adopted her on January 28. I had often said I would never get another stray... Read more

  • Challenge Feb1st. Update

    2/1/2015 1:23:30 PM, by RAINBOWMF

    Here as promised is my Feb 1st update picture. I see no difference. February is a short month, I am going to push each and everyday to be the best I can be. Thank you Pixie for this challenge . I will post an updated picture at the first of each month for January- February- March- April ... Read more

  • Love is in the air

    2/1/2015 12:52:36 PM, by MARGOH12

    Now we have entered February it's time to think about Valentines' Day. Some people think its strange that we still make a big thing of it after all these years and six adult kids. We don't care though we love each other and we want to celebrate. We intend to spend the day visiting different venues a... Read more

  • Free online course. Obesity (causes and consequences) by Reading University and FutureLearn

    2/1/2015 3:45:53 AM, by HISLOVEENDURES

    I have signed up for a free online course! The course is free to anyone anywhere, and you can study at your own pace. You can log on and study at any time of the day, and if you get behind you can catch up later. futurelearn.com/courses/obes
    ity This course starts on 16th Feb, l... Read more

  • 4th January Week in Review

    1/31/2015 5:03:47 PM, by SWDOTB2

    4th Check-in of the Year: 62 days, my walking streak continues.., at least 30 minutes every day. 311 311 311 311 This is my 6th week following ChaLEAN's Extreme Workout dvd's and I moved in the 2nd week of the Push Circuit workouts. The Monday and Wednesday cycling and s... Read more