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  • it's sunday

    6/25/2017 2:11:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new day has started. here is to it being a wonderful day! my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Some reality!

    6/25/2017 5:47:06 AM, by DENRNAJ

    Checking in with myself. It could be worse.....had a very upsetting day yesterday, let another down, let myself down. Having a hard time keeping it all together and missing my son that has moved across the country. Blessing is that he is doing great, I am relatively healthy, and I am not in some of ... Read more

  • a mixed weather day

    6/22/2017 1:47:15 PM, by MOMMY445

    it started off sunny and somewhat cool here today. a while ago, it rained quite a bit. now it is mostly cloudy. i have still not heard anything regarding the phone job interview i had on monday. i contacted the agency that found the position for me. while i wait to hear back from them, i am looking ... Read more

  • Already?

    6/22/2017 6:40:27 AM, by MKLOMBARD333

    I saw something on the Community Feed yesterday, and I'm having difficulty finding the word to describe how I feel about it. Definitely cynical. This person had started Spark 5 days ago, and there had only been a 1/2 pound change in her weight. She was ready to quit already! Seriously? You onl... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    6/21/2017 10:56:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    the first day of summer is here! hurray! i am feeling pretty good these days. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/20/2017 9:32:32 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a much cooler day here today, with a chance of rain throughout. i will know in a few days whether or not i got that job. in the meantime, i will keep active and continue to take care of myself. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's monday

    6/19/2017 10:57:16 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a phone interview for a 2 month contract position as an office administrator. i know i will do well. i have done some research online on the company, so i will have some knowledge about the company before i speak with them. my daughter is rooting for me to get it and so are quite a few people... Read more

  • Haven't updated in awhile

    6/17/2017 3:09:54 PM, by SSMITH762

    I stopped at the thrift Store yesterday and they just happened to be having a 50% off all clothes sale. I found a cute 'the last unicorn' t-shirt but also got this awesome 'how to be a ninja' t-shirt. The shirt and pants were only $.2.50!!! So my weight-loss has stalled around 170 since th... Read more

  • a warm and humid day

    6/17/2017 2:29:12 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am keeping cool and so is my daughter today. the next few days are going to be really warm here. she reminded me this morning to keep hydrated throughout the day today and i reminded her the same. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Wait, what?

    6/16/2017 11:49:32 AM, by JENSTRESS

    All right. I'm not complaining. I'm honestly sharing to help people see. 2 days (TWO DAYS) ago I posted about how my scale probably moved no more than a pound in a MONTH and I finally broke through to the next blip (tens) on my scale. I had been thrilled with that breakthrough, and yet, toda... Read more

  • it's thursday

    6/15/2017 1:49:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from a different place today regarding a different job that would go for two months. i will know more about it tomorrow, when i go to the agency that has the job available. in the meantime, i am doing bits of things and keeping cool. tomorrow, and for the rest of the weekend, it is supposed ... Read more

  • FINALLY.. it has happened to me...

    6/14/2017 10:46:10 AM, by JENSTRESS

    The last month has just sucked for me. Nothing has been wrong, really, it isn't that. It is the fact that My weight seemed so STAGNANT. The scale barely budged. I might have lost 1/2 a pound a week MAYBE. And I'm not close enough to my goals that the weight should be that slow yet. ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/14/2017 9:38:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    i came across some clothes i had not worn in a while. so i tried them on the other day and they are fitting me really well. when i had the job, i treated myself to some nice clothes. i wore some of the nice clothes yesterday and i received so many compliments and felt more confident. my daughter has... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/13/2017 1:23:00 PM, by MOMMY445

    a less hot and humid day here today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Weekend and thoughts

    6/9/2017 3:37:50 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I'm THRILLED it is the weekend, but I'm frustrated. I would have liked to have been further along in my weight loss. It is coming off, a tenth of a pound at a time, and it is fine, it is just FRUSTRATING me. I'm not quitting, and didn't post this for "keep going" or "You got this" platitude... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/9/2017 10:43:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a warm and sunny day here today. my daughter says hi. i am out and about, enjoying the weather. have a terrific day and a great weekend,everyone! all of the birds say cheep,cheep!... Read more

  • Passing grade

    6/8/2017 10:23:07 AM, by JENSTRESS

    So many things work for me. So many things don't. Some advice that SP gives (and many members do as well) is to not look at foods as "good" or "bad". This, for me, is easier said than done. SO many things are "bad" in my head. However, I have learned that when it is "bad" in my head, I tend... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/7/2017 10:27:35 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today! woo hoo! i got to see my daughter play soccer last night! she had a great time, and so did all of the girls who played. they did not win the game, yet no one was upset by it. there was a lot of laughter and smiles. i have some errands to run. i am up for another job... Read more

  • Day 2

    6/6/2017 11:05:10 PM, by AKPIPER

    Good night / day I work nights so I took another portable protein pkg. and some grapes. Coworker bought us all salads from a pizza joint in town. Salad was really good. This morning after work we had subway, I got the oven roasted chicken breast with lots of veggies and drizzle of light mayo. Very t... Read more

  • Motivation Shmotivation. It is decision time.

    6/6/2017 2:50:28 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I hear the question all the time. How do I get motivated? Where did my motivation go? Motivation wanes, sometimes quickly, sometimes it lasts, but honestly, it doesn't matter. You see a picture of yourself you don't like, you feel like it is time for a change. That gives you a kick ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/6/2017 10:42:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am slowly and steadily going about my day. my daughter has a soccer game tonight, after supper. i will definitely be there, unless i hear otherwise about the game. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 1

    6/6/2017 2:31:37 AM, by AKPIPER

    Did good 6/5 only ate what I brought to work which was a portable protein pkg. I had bought from walmart. Each one comes with meat, cheese, nuts, and fruit. Plus I brought a banana and had that with a little PB. After work I made brk. 2 slices bacon. 2 scrambled eggs with spinach, tomatoes and littl... Read more

  • Making it work

    6/5/2017 3:04:14 PM, by JENSTRESS

    This weekend I had been looking forward to for MONTHS. I bought tickets for me and friends to see a concert. (It was fantastic) and I couldn't wait until this day. I knew we would probably eat out, and planned for it. I got a great workout in, and dropped my munchkin with my mom, (hubs went ... Read more

  • Frustrated

    6/5/2017 3:45:58 AM, by AKPIPER

    For months I've been hovering around the 330's. Few yrs. ago I dropped to 282 doing the HCG diet, but quickly gained it back. Currently sitting at 336. I know what I need to do, just a matter of doing it. Today I will get back on track. No pop, sugary treats / drinks. Lots of salads this week and w... Read more

  • Healthy eating

    6/2/2017 3:55:18 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I have realized that there is more to healthy eating than just eating good foods. Yes, it is also eating in the proper portion. But most importantly, it isn't binge eating. Now, I'm not saying that people don't binge. I know that I do, but in an article here on spark, binge eating is... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/2/2017 10:56:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's a bright and sunny day here today! woo hoo! i will be getting outdoors to enjoy it in a while. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • it's thursday

    6/1/2017 11:02:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    despite the weather on tuesday, my daughter and her soccer team did play. they ended up winning the game and my daughter scored two goals! woo hoo! today, i am back on the job search. i am taking it one step at a time. i want to be in even better health than i am now. i find that being regularly act... Read more

  • Sugar beast and taming that rat...

    5/31/2017 9:34:12 AM, by JENSTRESS

    I posted yesterday how I made it through the sugar centric weekend without issue. And I did. I also posted how I was really feeling the cravings of the sugar beast. Even as I posted it, I was thinking about getting home, finding some of these amazing chocolates I bought a while back to enjoy a... Read more


    5/30/2017 4:00:36 PM, by JENSTRESS

    Wow. What a weekend. Friday was my kid's birthday. Man she was excited. She loved her gifts and was so grateful. We had a party Saturday for her. pizza for lunch, cupcakes and my favorite cookies were dessert... What did I have? NONE OF IT. I ate a healthy substitute prior to going... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    5/30/2017 10:07:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    i decided to stop going to that particular job. it was too much for my body to handle. my daughter is so relieved. she was very concerned about my health the whole time i had this job. my family and friends were very concerned,too. now they can all relax and not be so worried about me. they all thou... Read more

  • Life can change in a flash

    5/30/2017 7:45:51 AM, by STACYDICK1981

    Yesterday was the worst day of my life. As I was walking in the parade with my Relay for Life Time as well as my daughter and adopted son our world was turned upside down. My little man was ran over by a trailer as I held his hand. This was the most horrific thing I have ever been through in my enti... Read more

  • Why? How? When?

    5/29/2017 10:14:42 PM, by AMANDAJOHNSTON

    Why? After years of dieting and falling on and off of the wagon, I often times wonder, why? Why does this beast follow me - constantly looking for opportunities to take me down. The "beast" I am referring to is a little thing called food addiction. It is something that has haunted me for years. How ... Read more

  • Sunny day chilly day

    5/29/2017 5:08:22 PM, by DEMONA

    Beautiful day but no motivation to do anything but rest with the snoring dogs... Read more

  • May 29th 2017 Memorial Day

    5/29/2017 4:19:07 PM, by MLIEN913

    Today has been a complete day of rest. After a weekend of Ren Faire I needed rest. I didn't sleep well overnight due to digestive issues. That caused me to sleep in my chair while watching TV. It's now after 4pm and ice had my first thing to eat all day. Since I have to work tomorrow I have to mak... Read more

  • it's monday

    5/29/2017 10:00:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has begun. it is going to be a mild and mostly sunny day here today. i am still dealing with some strained muscles today. they seem to be not as sore since i chose not to go into work today. later on, i have a chance at a full time job. i will see how i feel and go from there. my daughter... Read more

  • it's sunday

    5/28/2017 2:26:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    i really enjoyed seeing the pirates of the caribbean movie the other day! i will be taking my mom to see it this coming weekend, or perhaps tomorrow. i will see what is happening and go from there. my doctor advised me to take at least one day off work and see if my strained muscles on my left side... Read more