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  • Day 125

    2/20/2017 6:48:45 AM, by TIGERSPEECH

    I'm happy that I've logged into Spark People for 125 days.... Read more

  • Visibility Disability

    2/19/2017 12:55:29 PM, by TRESSWANN

    I have always been visible. Part of it from an early age has been because of being interracial. Especially when I was a child, people look at you and your parents. I come from a strong maternal line. My cousins and I range from blonde to deep brown. We have the same face. On the rare occasio... Read more

  • FAMILY - GET TOGETHER

    2/19/2017 7:23:10 AM, by SMIDGON

    Yesterday we made a 40 mile trip up to the nursing faculty where our eldest and Emma, her 50+lb. Pit - Bull service dog are residing temporarily. Emma, appeared happy to see her "Grandma". She just loves company! Daughter and her two were there. Youngest, her hubby and her youngest were al... Read more

  • My Journey

    2/19/2017 3:10:11 AM, by HARRIETSDESIGN

    On my way.... Read more

  • Date that don't involve food.

    2/18/2017 12:23:19 AM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    Here are 20 healthy date ideas from the super active to the not-so-active that will help you stay in shape. And ladies, suggest some of these ideas! Not only will he appreciate your willingness to share the planning, but your waistline will also thank you. 1. Hiking: It’s not too strenuous and ... Read more

  • Lessons learned from my dog

    2/16/2017 7:42:47 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    No diets for me. 602 Days ago, I started with SparkPeople. It took me a while to figure out it out, but . . . . I'm still here! I discovered right away that the road to better health was not found in a magic pill And it takes dedication, caution and perseverance. ... Read more

  • JOHNS DAY

    2/16/2017 6:14:19 AM, by SMIDGON

    I intended to post yesterday, but, couldn't bring myself to do so! John turned 53yrs yesterday. He passed on a Wednesday and yesterday was a Wednesday. We went to the cemetery (like any other week) we placed three red silk roses on the grave His fav donut is glazed. So we e... Read more

  • New Things

    2/15/2017 10:20:31 AM, by ICANINSIGHT

    I am now out of my business. Well, not totally, but not purchasing product and not trying to get anyone else to purchase. All my tools are shut down. So on to the next great thing! The next great thing is that I am making jewelry again. I plan to sell it. I am planning a girls party at my ... Read more

  • 7 Ways to Get Healthy When You Don’t Have a Supportive Partner

    2/14/2017 10:54:26 PM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    To have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse; for richer, for poorer; in weight loss and muscle building; till death do us part. It is unlikely that these were your actual vows on your wedding day, but often the most difficult struggle a couple can face is when one member is cons... Read more

  • Happy Valentine's Day

    2/14/2017 2:34:34 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    Happy Valentine's Day to my spark friends. Hope you have a lot of fun today and keep your eyes on the prize... Read more

  • Feeling Anxious About Saying Goodbye

    2/12/2017 6:58:52 PM, by NEWKID54

    I'm finishing up my first week back. It's gone smoothly and I am a couple of pounds down. So why am I anxious. I have cut loose today. I ate out and had some chocolate. But, not as much as before. I watched my portions and stopped early in the day. I know if I keep on doing in the 2nd week wh... Read more

  • Rebecca's Story continued

    2/11/2017 9:11:20 AM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    How it Worked I followed the meal plan to a T, worked out every single day for 21 days (yes, that actually happened), and felt absolutely awesome. I loved the physical results, but 21 days of eating clean and focusing on my own health did amazing things for my mind. I was more motivated at... Read more

  • searching for words

    2/11/2017 6:45:38 AM, by TIGERSPEECH

    I'm feeling a bit blue, and have been struggling for the words to express how I feel. I think the best for me now would be to start a regular exercise/stretching/yoga program of some sort and get back to caring for myself better. Work has been so busy with barely a minute to think. I'm not doing mys... Read more

  • Depressed about diabetes type 2 diagnosis

    2/10/2017 5:37:26 PM, by STARSUB99

    Oh my what have I done???? The proverbial piper has come calling - all this trying to lose weight on my own... next month... next season ... All the stops and starts. I finally went to the doctor end of last year - had my labs done and it turns out I have type 2 diabetes and low thyroid. I... Read more

  • Doctor's Visit

    2/10/2017 1:40:11 PM, by TRESSWANN

    I bit my nails until a few years ago. I mean chewed them. I used to commute with my mother and she used to smack me when I bit them. This was odd because not only was I an adult but we were different colors. A few years ago I just made up my mind and let them grow. It was the look my mother had... Read more

  • Hope Or Expections

    2/8/2017 10:46:09 PM, by NEWKID54

    I was going to title this post "back with high hopes". I got thinking I shouldn't be hoping for my weight loss or my health. It must be an expectation! I should expect it of myself to take care of my health....to eat right and exercise. It is the very least of what I should expect of myself...... Read more

  • Rebecca's Story

    2/8/2017 3:20:47 PM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    My name is Rebecca and I love cheese. I’m also a digital marketing professional, freelance writer, wife, dog mom of two, and I drive 70 miles round-trip to work every day. So you could say I’m a little busy. A year ago, I was a weight-loss newbie, but even I know that fad diets don’t work. Sure... Read more

  • Shopping Expeditions

    2/6/2017 4:23:55 PM, by TRESSWANN

    Another shopping expedition. However, this one although it had huge savings was not of the inexpensive variety. I finally have a new job! I flew in the face of conventional wisdom. I am a woman of a certain age with mobility issues and out of work for over a year. The people I am going to wo... Read more

  • Ah sugar,... and you got me wanting you

    2/6/2017 9:34:46 AM, by WINACHST

    Lyrics to Sugar, Sugar by the Archies: ... Oh, sugar, pour a little sugar on it honey, Pour a little sugar on it baby I'm gonna make your life so sweet, yeah yeah yeah Pour a little sugar on it oh yeah Pour a little sugar on it honey Pour a little sugar on it baby I'm gonna make your... Read more

  • Down 1/2 pound

    2/6/2017 9:04:34 AM, by WINACHST

    I weighed myself this morning and found that I am down 1/2 pound from last weeks weigh-in. That is a small loss, but a loss nonetheless. I have had a lot of off-plan eating. It is a struggle to get back on plan with me. It seems like the off-plan foods I had eaten managed to get a stronghold on... Read more

  • Is organic always better?

    2/2/2017 9:31:39 AM, by WINACHST

    I went to Costco yesterday and the food demonstrators were doing their thing. I passed by most, I ate a sample of the cashews. I watched my hubby stop at each one and take a sample and wondered what he was thinking as he ate. He used to lecture everyone and anyone who would listen about how ho... Read more

  • Just under 10K steps yesterday

    2/1/2017 9:42:17 AM, by BECKYF3506

    I ended up with just under 10K steps when I took my Fitbit off last night. That wasn't even by doing any purposeful walking. It was just from going to the grocery store and being busy around the house. (NEAT=non-exercise activity thermogenesis) Of the 5 pounds I regained this winter, 3 are now ... Read more

  • Getting in front of it.

    1/31/2017 2:02:22 PM, by STARSUB99

    I thought I'd switch it up when I found a beginners Tabata Workout on pinterest. So this morning I got up at 6 am had some water and turned on the Roku.....You Tube... and off I went. Man was it hard. I got through the first 14 minutes and that was it for me. The cats were hovering by the phone ... Read more

  • 5 Common Pitfalls of Going Vegan

    1/30/2017 11:26:30 PM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    1. Going Vegan Overnight One of the quickest downfalls I’ve seen is to “go vegan” literally overnight. One day you’re chowing down on two cheeseburgers, and the next, you’re swearing off all animal products forever. A small subset of people, often motivated by serious medical diagnoses or some ... Read more

  • After decades of gaining, I finally lost weight in 2016

    1/30/2017 10:54:18 AM, by BECKYF3506

    After decades of gaining every year, I finally lost some weight in 2016, but NOT for a good reason. My husband died in the spring. His death shattered my heart, and turned my life upside down. I lost 10 pounds in the first week he was gone because I could barely swallow a mouthful of anything.... Read more

  • Back at it

    1/30/2017 8:04:32 AM, by STARSUB99

    Started yesterday with a plan to get back on track. Prepared some meals....cleaned house.. cleaned out my fridge. Today I did my plan for morning.. Get up ! Feed the cats Water..drink water Leslie Sansone 1 mile walk Breakfast Shower 20 minutes of reading. Get dressed....get to work. So proud of my... Read more

  • Sunday check-in

    1/29/2017 5:11:10 PM, by CAT-IN-CJ

    This little puppy is consuming so much of my time. But it is going to be so worth it. Just like anything else, tenacity and hard work eventually pay off. We named Our new addition Buster Brown, but now were thinking we should call him Harry Houdini, because he is an escape artist. Rarely is ... Read more

  • Who knew?

    1/29/2017 1:52:58 PM, by DISCOVERLLH

    I have a problem with sugar. Some would call it an addiction. My mom thinks this is funny, and every year buys me a 2-lb box of pure maple sugar candy for Christmas. Having grown up in New England, that is my absolute favorite candy, and I never buy it for myself because it is so expensive. This... Read more

  • nice little salad

    1/28/2017 10:10:07 PM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    cherry tomatoes and sliced cucumber baby carrots spinach medium orange hard-boiled eggs hummus balsamic dressing Put all of these containers together to create this brightly colored salad and healthy snacks or sides.... Read more

  • Shout Out! Whoo Hoo!

    1/26/2017 7:47:26 AM, by WINACHST

    December was a bad month for me foodwise. I ate so much junk, gained 5 pounds and struggled with keeping a positive attitude. I have been struggling to get back on track and yesterday was a day that I did not eat any junk food even though I was tempted. So, I am making this declaration that I ... Read more

  • Paul Eugene Revisited

    1/24/2017 8:11:07 PM, by BECCABOO127

    Here is another helpful link to a whole list of Paul Eugene videos! pauleugenefitness.businesscata
    lyst.com/7-day-workout.html I love doing his chair exercises, and believe it or not, it gets my heart rate into the fat burning category. I do still walk outside, but I am trying ... Read more

  • Non-Scale Victories of 2017 (So far...)

    1/24/2017 7:30:46 AM, by PIXIE-LICIOUS

    My new years resolution to get back on track has been going great! Not perfect, but still pretty darned awesome. I've only missed 2 workouts so far this month. I'm struggling with eating right, but I'm doing a LOT better than I was this time last month. There is still room for improvement...but I've... Read more

  • I NEED SOME FEEDBACK

    1/23/2017 1:13:56 PM, by SMIDGON

    I have a situation I would like some feedback about As you all know our Beloved Son passed away on Oct. 05, 2016. We have two daughters who live in In.. The youngest lives in Indy.. the eldest across the state line from us. The youngest came to see her bro. Where ever he was at the tim... Read more

  • Go Figure - .....now Get it back!!!!!!

    1/23/2017 12:07:47 PM, by STARSUB99

    This healthy lifestyle living is hard to learn.... I went back over the past 8 weeks to see what the heck has been going on with me. Have you ever gone back to review what you put in your tracker??? this was my homework from Melissa the Dietician. Well - here's the shocker. I thought I was p... Read more

  • "Born to die" ... not exactly encouraging thing to hear

    1/21/2017 2:01:30 PM, by WINACHST

    well, I can check off one thing of my bucket list of things to do: I created a map in ifit for a run in Key Largo. I created a 6.2 miler at the end. I must admit it was a boring run except at the end. *-* A few things about today's run: 1. It was supposed to be a cross-training or rest day. ... Read more