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  • Getting through a tough month

    3/6/2015 8:23:10 AM, by STODD251

    So not only is this a long month because Brett is working almost nonstop, I don't even get to talk to him much because we are working the exact opposite schedule. Already in the first week, it has been very frustrating. Add to that a car accident Sunday night (no injuries, just a hassle to fill out ... Read more

  • it's friday

    3/6/2015 8:13:51 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview this morning, for a full time job. i know i will do well on the interview. i will be tested on my typing speed,too. i have a very good typing speed, so i know that part will not be too challenging for me. i still practiced my typing last night and i am practicing it a bit this... Read more

  • it's thursday

    3/5/2015 1:19:39 PM, by MOMMY445

    I got some course work done. now i am off to run some errands and to get some much needed fresh air. i have applied for more jobs. i know that one of them will turn out to be the right one for me. i am not giving up until i get one. even then, i still will look for other work, unless the right one i... Read more

  • A letter to me, inspired by Sugar Fiend1978

    3/5/2015 10:22:50 AM, by JENSTRESS

    My very new Spark friend, Sugar Fiend1978 wrote a letter to herself for the future. It was BEAUTIFUL. www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pub
    lic_journal_individual.asp
    ?blog_id=5886874 Thank you for the inspiration, and I'm going to do the same. Dear Jen, Look how far you've com... Read more

  • Sometimes it takes a village

    3/5/2015 9:16:09 AM, by WAYSOFGRACE

    Yesterday I was talking about my diabetes with a dear coworker. She asked me when the last time I tested was, and I admit it was way too long. So I broke out the meter and took it. It was two hours after breakfast, and I was at 156. Not bad. She took hers 3 hours after she had eaten breakfast. ... Read more

  • Things that make me go UGH

    3/5/2015 8:07:15 AM, by WAYSOFGRACE

    I've been naughty the last two weeks. I haven't gone to the gym. For one thing, I was travelling and staying at a friend's house. Not an excuse. The second thing is that when I wasn't travelling, it was snowing and the gym closed early. Can't get in if it's closed. Still not an excuse. Then m... Read more

  • Never Alone

    3/5/2015 6:12:02 AM, by LPORTER2015

    In His goodness, God assures us that we need never face life's challenges alone. He sends us His Holy Spirit to remind us of His presence and to give us the confidence we need to handle life's biggest, toughest, and scariest obstacles. And sometimes, it's our God given courage that cuts those proble... Read more

  • Working it out... on Wednesday

    3/4/2015 4:49:35 PM, by MIMMICA

    Itís the middle of the week. Yay. I woke up early, this morning, but fell asleep again, and didnít end up getting out of bed until 8:30. Too late to bring the dog for a walk, so we missed that this morning. I did, however, walk to work. Iím not sure whatís going on with me. I feel ti... Read more

  • No judgement, revelations and workout fun.

    3/4/2015 10:34:55 AM, by JENSTRESS

    I talked to my dad yesterday. Or, I texted him. Because I love him but we both hate talking on the phone. My dad is a really fun person. He has lots of energy, (especially for having 5 kids) but he wasn't a great dad. I think there are two camps of parents out there. Those that have no i... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    3/4/2015 8:02:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    there were some power outages here last night. some are still without power. where i am, the power went out briefly, then flickered for a few hours. there is full power here this morning. it snowed and rained here yesterday. a mild day here today. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all the bird... Read more

  • Doing it...

    3/3/2015 4:11:17 PM, by JENSTRESS

    Well, my readjustment is working. 21 DF Upper with Insanity Fast and Furious and PiYo Upper is in the books. I have realized something. I only REALLY enjoy ST when my heart is pounding and it feels like cardio. SO, if my ST workout doesn't deliver, I add a cardio workout. I can't help... Read more

  • Working it out...

    3/3/2015 11:49:14 AM, by MIMMICA

    So I didnít do much sparking on the weekend, but I was careful with my food intake. It was a pretty busy weekend in terms of getting things done around the house. ē I put down the baseboards in the powder room; ē I put new flooring down at the top of the basement stairs; ē I moved ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    3/3/2015 8:39:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    a lovely day here today. there is going to be a bit of snow this afternoon here. that is fine by me and my daughter. spring is not too far away now. a relaxing day for me today. not too much planned. i have not heard back yet regarding the tentative job. i am continuing my search for steady work. i ... Read more

  • Food

    3/3/2015 8:21:10 AM, by CHICHI4322

    I am don't know about others but I feel like I need to publicly protest my addiction and dependance on food. Since i have moved to arizona my biggest complaint is that the food is AWFUL. And the only thing I can think about when I think about going home is the beautiful food that the south has insti... Read more

  • Finally makes sense.

    3/2/2015 2:16:28 PM, by JENSTRESS

    SO. I think it has been obvious if you are my friend here, it has been a hard month for me. My blogging has been sporadic, as has my logging and such. (logging and blogging, I just realized that it rhymed). Last week was AWFUL. My knee hurt, so I took a day off. THEN my day care lad... Read more

  • it's a new month

    3/2/2015 8:11:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new month is now underway. i am looking forward to when spring starts and so is my daughter. she is soooooo excited about her birthday that is coming up near the end of this month. she enjoys being active and keeps me active as well. she also enjoys reading regularly,too. all of the birds are doin... Read more

  • ~ JAZZI : October 7, 1999 - December 21, 2015 ~

    3/1/2015 5:21:57 AM, by JAZZID

    129 129 I am sorry that I have been MIA for awhile, but have not been in a good place for the past few months. On December 21, 2014 my fur baby Jazzi died suddenly in my arms at the age of 15 years and 2 months old. A neighbor gave Jazzi to me when she was just 5 weeks old. At the time... Read more

  • I can do this.

    2/27/2015 12:32:59 PM, by MIMMICA

    Back. Again. My last blog was Friday, February 13, and I mentioned that I felt myself struggling to stay on track. I knew it was coming, and even fought it for a couple of days, and then I abandoned my plan and that was that for two weeks. I have been repeating this on and off thing for ... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/27/2015 9:59:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    my allergies are really acting up this morning. i will just go out once in the afternoon to run a few errands. it got cold very fast yesterday outside. today is superhero day at my daughter's school. she has a cool outfit ready to wear. she was up early this morning, as she wanted to put on her supe... Read more

  • Unexpected!

    2/27/2015 12:24:12 AM, by CHICHI4322

    Today has been so emotional and unexpected. I was invited to go on two vacations for the month of March. And just to inform everyone I have been type A since I was in nursing school with so many different subjects going. I had to be in control of things, I could not take any unexpected plans and did... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/26/2015 8:47:50 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to reflect and recharge for me today. i am all caught up in both of my online courses, so i have some spare time on my hands. my daughter is looking forward to celebrating her birthday next month. she keeps changing her mind on how she wants to celebrate it. i know she will make up her mind s... Read more

  • March is Coming

    2/25/2015 8:23:30 AM, by STODD251

    So I'm aiming to start now and make this coming March the time when I really buckle down and get my weight under control. For some reason, this year it has just not been happening. I think probably because I am not consistent enough with anything. I have been seriously considering using this upcomin... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/25/2015 8:19:28 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy! even though it is cold here, it is sunny today. i am feeling a lot better today, so i will be outdoors more than i was the other day. my daughter is enjoying the weather these days. all of the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Going for it.

    2/24/2015 2:28:42 PM, by JENSTRESS

    I'm looking forward to so many things... so many wonderful things. Flip flops. Sandals. Dresses. Warmth. Beach. Sunshine. My 3 year old told me she was tired of winter. She wants to go play outside. It is just SO cold! I admit... I can't wait either. I'm also excited for t... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/24/2015 8:37:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found, in the daily newspaper, an opportunity to get some extra work in to improve my math and english skills even more. i will inquire into that today, as well as some other options to get another job. my daughter says hi to everyone and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,c... Read more

  • Just a few thoughts.

    2/23/2015 11:28:23 PM, by CHICHI4322

    I was on the phone with a long time friend today. You know the friend you talk to once or twice every two weeks and its like you never skipped a beat. I enjoy talking to her because like me she struggles with her weight, she moved from home and is living on her own. She understands some of the "s... Read more

  • Fully on board

    2/23/2015 9:12:35 AM, by JENSTRESS

    I know that the end of winter is finally here, but I think it is also getting to me. This funk is AWFUL. I need SUNSHINE and warmer weather and flip flops or evening walks and NOT this cold miserable time. I let myself wallow a little. All weekend actually. I did work out Saturday, but man... t... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/23/2015 9:08:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    off to a slow start this morning. my allergies are acting up just now, so i am taking it easy. my daughter was all bundled up for school today. i may go out later in the afternoon. i will see how i feel by then and if it has warmed up outside,too. i am continuing to look for another job, to work on ... Read more

  • Arizona

    2/23/2015 1:20:34 AM, by CHICHI4322

    I have not updated my Spark or added to my blog entry in so long. Blogging used to be my way out. My expression. My outlet for anger against the health situation I was in. My connection with the outside world, that understands the drive to be healthier but struggles with temptation. I currently m... Read more

  • sunday

    2/22/2015 11:18:54 PM, by MOCHA2470

    Today was definitely a day of rest. it's was so nice to time to spend the whole day with my family. we watched my daughter sing in church, and had a nice dinner at home. I did my daily walk with my dog but I did not go to the gym or even use my elliptical at home. Tomorrow I will get back to wor... Read more

  • it's sunday

    2/22/2015 11:10:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's the last week of february and a week full of challenges for me. still looking for another job while continuing to do my two online college courses. my daughter and i are at the library for a while. then we are off on a walk. all the birds say hi. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/20/2015 9:58:07 AM, by MOMMY445

    another very cool day here today. i will head out in a while to run an errand or two. a day to catch up on housework and course work for me. then i can enjoy the weekend to the fullest! all of the birds say hi. my daughter is now taking part in basketball at school. she really enjoys being active an... Read more

  • Being happy - regardless

    2/19/2015 1:45:08 PM, by JENSTRESS

    Spark has so many AMAZING articles. I read my alloted points in them EVERY day (and sometimes I read more!) I've read quite a few about loving your body no matter the size. I remember years ago thinking that the people who wrote that had to be INSANE. Or never as heavy as I was. How could I... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/19/2015 8:03:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    a very cool day here today. i just have to go out once and do one errand and then i am back inside for the day. my daughter was all bundled up this morning. i will be when i head out in a while. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. the sun is shining brightly here this morning. which is a wonderful thi... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/18/2015 9:02:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    a not as cool of a day here today. tomorrow it is supposed to be really cold here. so i will get the errands i need to do done today, so i can stay indoors and keep warm tomorrow. my allergies are flaring up this morning, so i am off to a slow start. i will go out in a while and complete the last of... Read more

  • So close to breaking 200 pounds!!

    2/17/2015 9:46:30 AM, by MDUFFNEY

    wooohoo... Read more

  • a cool day

    2/17/2015 9:05:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    it has started to lightly snow here today. i will be off shortly to run a few errands and to get my job search going full speed ahead. my daughter is doing really well in school and enjoys going there. she does not like to miss school, even when she is not feeling well. i got to spend some time with... Read more

  • Back on the Journey

    2/16/2015 9:10:15 PM, by MICHELLEARJES

    Action Steps to reach my goal Use Spark Coach Daily Track food, water, fitness, sleep Involve Cory, Isaac, Brenda, MJ?... Read more

  • Restarting again ... again

    2/16/2015 7:14:32 PM, by WOMANATWORK1

    Hello SP! I'm returning to my SP roots because I've recently been diagnosed as PRE-diabetic. Now it's life or death, and I don't want to fool around. So I knew I could rely on the food tracking and exercise/body weight/stats tracking to get me through this obstacle. I'm amazed at how... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/16/2015 8:16:20 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm taking it easy today and enjoying some much needed down time. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hello. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Getting back on track!

    2/15/2015 9:28:52 AM, by KIM_POSSIBLE77

    Isn't it amazing how quickly we can let a little success put us into a false reality. I know that I have FAR more than 15 pounds to lose and after the 21 day fix and dropping that weight I thought I knew it all. I figured that I could just bounce in and out of the Combat workouts, miss a day here an... Read more

  • had a great valentines!

    2/15/2015 8:53:40 AM, by MDUFFNEY

    I worked out and followed my diet!... Read more

  • happy valentine's day

    2/14/2015 8:57:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found out yesterday that my contract job was completed. now i will be looking for other work. i am doing well in my online college courses. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! happy valentine's day to all! have a wonderful weekend!... Read more

  • Enough already, when will this cold snap end?

    2/13/2015 12:57:04 PM, by MIMMICA

    I have had it with the cold weather we've been experiencing in this area. This morning, as I pulled on my extremely warm but extremely heavy winter coat, I realized how much I dislike pulling it on every time I need to go outside. Awful. I wish this cold snap would just end. GEEZ. Ok, enoug... Read more

  • Buhuhuh, uhuhuh... 69!

    2/13/2015 10:56:43 AM, by JENSTRESS

    Man, I would have loved to made it to 70, but 69, I will take it! That is 69 pounds I have forever banished. Last week at this time I was telling you how I had to buckle back down because my nutrition hadn't been great and I didn't lose for the first time in a while. So I did it. And... Read more

  • Shopping... in my closet

    2/12/2015 3:26:32 PM, by JENSTRESS

    Well, I did it. Today, I put on a pair of pants that were too large. I honestly COULD wear them, but they just didn't look flattering any more. So, they are going the way of the large pants, Salvation Army. So, I went to my closet and pulled out a pair I've been waiting to try. As you ladie... Read more

  • Thursday reflections on Wednesday's activities...

    2/12/2015 11:45:42 AM, by MIMMICA

    Seems like I have started to veer off track. Yesterday wasn't such a good day for water -- I only had three cups, and I started late in the day. I was late for work, which means I missed the express bus that picks me up just at the corner near my place, so I walked up to the other bus st... Read more

  • Looking forward to it.

    2/11/2015 1:05:32 PM, by JENSTRESS

    Yesterday, I wasn't really "around" on Spark. I logged everything and took care of business, but I was home with a sick kiddo, so it was all from home on the phone, so I didn't blog. I did notice that the snacker was back. Because I wasn't able to move as much as during a busy day (my munchki... Read more

  • Feeling motivated!!

    2/11/2015 11:46:57 AM, by MDUFFNEY

    Love working out in the morning!!... Read more

  • Down for the count, but definitely not out!

    2/9/2015 11:16:39 PM, by SILVER_WOLF1221

    So I ended up having to leave work early today because I was involved in a work accident. One of my co-workers was on a rider ( ride on pallet jack) and went into a pallet and realized he was stuck when he pulled it out. So he tried to put the pallet back in its original place and ended up hitting a... Read more

  • Support... it is AMAZING!

    2/9/2015 10:53:10 AM, by JENSTRESS

    As I've been clear about lately, I had some struggles. I'm blessed it didn't turn into a derailment of my progress and a gain, but still, struggles. I'm incredibly blessed that not only did I realize what was going on, but with all the friends and support here on SP and advice, I had a good pl... Read more

  • Your rules can't apply to ME!

    2/7/2015 6:00:56 PM, by JENSTRESS

    Ugh... It happened. I didn't lose. I'm working hard. I'm lifting. I'm thinking back to EVERY message board, EVERY blog I've commented on where someone is struggling. I think back to the advice I've given. New workouts, harder lifting = water retention, or possible other issues ev... Read more

  • Making it through February...

    2/7/2015 3:45:13 PM, by SILVER_WOLF1221

    First week of February is officially done and I have hit the 10 pound down mark. I went ahead and re evaluated my fitness level and my weight loss goals to make sure my caloric deficit is keeping up with me. I changed by about 100 calories or so, so not much of a difference. I am pretty excited abou... Read more

  • Just do it.

    2/6/2015 3:57:29 PM, by JENSTRESS

    Today, I read this: A boat is safest in the harbor, but that isn't what boats are made for. I was thrilled with this. You see, it is EASIEST to sit on the couch. Or even safest. What do I mean by that? It is emotionally safe. We are not risking change, or pushing ourselves to a ... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/6/2015 8:00:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great time the other day,when the company treated our department to lunch. i was able to make healthy choices,too. i found out last night that i have to go this morning and pick up a bag that i had left at my previous place. i will head there first thing, then come back to my current place, ... Read more

  • Hug them. ALL of them

    2/5/2015 3:15:22 PM, by JENSTRESS

    What a crazy day. I think I am going to crash into something (like the couch) when I get home. Okay, I hope not, I really think I'm going to try to have a dance party with my kid. I need it. I know I'm going to squeeze her so that she is going to wonder why, and I don't care. I might sque... Read more

  • It's been awhile

    2/5/2015 2:39:31 PM, by KELBELLE777

    So, I haven't written a blog in awhile, and I thought I should update what's going on in my life. I have been struggling with a few things in my life. I feel that I'm ready for a move. I want to move to Tennessee, near the mountains, because I feel that it is so amazingly beautiful there. ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/5/2015 8:31:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    today, at work, our department is going out for lunch. it is the company's treat. so i remembered to not make a lunch to take with me to work today. my daughter is so happy these days. which makes me even happier than usual. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it is a very cold day here today. so i ma... Read more