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  • it's monday

    1/26/2015 9:20:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is well underway. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. another week of work starts for me today. still more to learn. so i will be undergoing more training this week. that is fine with me. i want to know how to do what is needed to be done from m... Read more

  • Ugh.

    1/26/2015 2:38:06 AM, by JOBATCH80

    So I woke up exhausted, it's raining and I have PMS so ive decided not to run today. I don't seem to be losing the weight as quickly as I'd like and I'm generally feeling pretty unmotivated, which is incredibly unhelpful as I've so much to do. So; I'm going to make some objectives for the week ... Read more

  • 2 wins

    1/26/2015 1:06:27 AM, by K1TT3N

    Dani's team has won 2 basketball games this weekend....it has been an awesome weekend... Read more

  • Clarifying My Goal

    1/25/2015 10:40:30 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I have three main goals; one abstract, one concrete, and one between. My abstract goal in that I want to fly. I want be able to practice parkour, a flying kick, and to run without restrictions. My concrete goal is to be not obese, my health to be good, and to wear standard sized clothes. My ... Read more

  • Day 102 of the 275 Day Challenge (Quick Update)

    1/25/2015 9:19:11 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    I've worked out, I've eaten healthy and I've controlled my portions. Tomorrow, I start my Spring semester. Gotta wake up early to get to 8 AM class. I walk to class, about 20 minutes each way, but it might snow so we'll see. Angle makes all the difference. Most of my pics don't make me look as ba... Read more

  • I Blew It

    1/25/2015 7:34:24 PM, by MLSTANLEY69

    I went away this weekend and I cheated on my diet and I paid for it. Oh my, did my stomach ever hurt. I definitely need to stay away from fried food. I did exercise this afternoon when I got home, to get back on the proverbial horse. I am viewing this as a little stumble in the road and will kee... Read more

  • Naps

    1/25/2015 4:52:12 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    I am off work tonight and after the last few nights I'm happy about it and hope it stays that way. I'm tired. I didn't get much sleep yesterday and I didn't get much sleep today. I got home a little after 5 because we had a bit o... Read more

  • Ouch

    1/24/2015 10:54:57 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Not sure about today's workout. About 3 minutes in and needing to take it easy already. Dang knee. At 8 minutes and 13 minutes, I took a break. At 16 minutes, I threw in the towel. I marked it as 20 minutes of walking at 3mph, because it was much slower than the tracker would have given me for ... Read more

  • Been Thinking

    1/24/2015 1:37:58 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Tonight I work from 9pm to 4am. I am hoping that I get out as close to 4am as possible so I can get a cab home and then take a shower and then a cat nap and hopefully go to church tomorrow. I've missed 2 or 3 weeks of church becau... Read more

  • My 100 days of exercising!!

    1/24/2015 12:42:42 PM, by --MAY--

    Hello all, Today. I have rebounded 15 minutes!, I love the. Interval Timer on my IPAD And Hula-Hooped 15 minutes, and one minute in the opposite direction. And going walking!, Love my Fitbit! , day 2 ... Read more

  • Back to Battle...

    1/24/2015 11:33:07 AM, by OHMEMEME

    183.8 😝 8 pounds over goal...3 lbs over top of range, 13 lbs from where I should be. I need to become a weekend warrior. Or do I need a psychotherapist?!?! I am going back to battle with myself...my mindset. I just cannot let go and let this process work for me. I stay on track and ... Read more

  • Steady - Go I

    1/23/2015 10:39:14 AM, by BLISS_OM

    I'm really sleepy today and moving slowly. I'm in good spirits though and happy that I'm following along with my goal to track honestly - what I'm eating each day. I was a bit disappointed with myself for being so hungry at times this week and eating more calories than I'm allotted daily. I want the... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/23/2015 9:15:58 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! another week of work will be completed today. i am happy to have a job. my daughter says hi! all the birds say hi,too! haven't made plans yet for the weekend. i will just go with the flow. i like to take it easy after i work a full week. have a terrific day,everyone and... Read more

  • Tired, but still going

    1/22/2015 9:34:17 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    The title pretty much says it all. That said, I've gotten to the point where workouts feel good.... Read more

  • It's Starting To Show

    1/22/2015 8:37:59 PM, by MLSTANLEY69

    I met a friend for dinner tonight and she told me that it looks like I have lost weight in my face. I'm glad somebody noticed, not that I need credit, but it made me feel good, especially since I have only lost 3 pounds. A lot of my bloatedness has gone away though, especially since I have cut bac... Read more

  • I was hired! Now what? Background Investigation headache!!!!

    1/22/2015 3:38:15 PM, by FITSUGAR69

    I was hired with a tentative date to start in one month from the date of hire, but now I'm getting a headache from the situation. I've never been hired and put through so much before I even started the job. The HR department decided to hire an outside company to do the background check, you kno... Read more

  • Taking Turns

    1/22/2015 11:47:55 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    Staying home with Elijah again today. He's definitely going back to school tomorrow. He's back to his old self. No fever. He was awake by 7:15. He's talkative and active. We have a DVR and I have 4 shows recorded already. Elijah ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/22/2015 10:03:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. i will make sure to get outdoors for a while and enjoy it. my daughter is doing well and says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! off to work in a while. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Confiding in Your Mirror

    1/22/2015 7:40:33 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    For years I've instructed my students to practice their speeches in front of a mirror. In private. I told them to LISTEN, not hear. To WATCH, not see how they looked while practicing. the usual response was 'What's the difference between listening or hearing, seeing or watching'? Ok, college st... Read more

  • Day 66 Of My Hundred Days To A Healthier Lifestyle

    1/22/2015 6:17:07 AM, by STORMIE62

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  • reality check in- party of one

    1/22/2015 2:54:15 AM, by BKIRSCHKE86

    So before 2015 even started i had a phenomenal streak of well behaved food guidelines and amazing exercise routines completely had it all together. Rang in 2015 with a 4 lb loss, proceeded to continue with routine for the next 2 weeks with an amazing schedule and planning that couldnt be knocked off... Read more

  • Don't Quit!

    1/21/2015 8:41:36 PM, by COMIC_BOOK_MAMA

    Love when Pinterest randomly gives me the motivation that I need for the day ... Read more

  • Losing Weight and Never Finding It Again!

    1/21/2015 8:02:22 PM, by TREKPURRSON

    Thanks to Sparkpeople and Weight Watchers, I am FINALLY (at age 61) on the right path! It is not a "diet." (As Richard Simmons says, "Diet is DIE with a T!") It is now becoming my healthier way of daily life: a healthier, more a... Read more

  • Day 98 of the 275 Day Challenge.

    1/21/2015 6:52:15 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    This semester (starts next Monday) I am going to try to be the best me. I am going to make it all about becoming the person I need to be. Basically, get great grades, eat healthy and get fit and strong. Also, I want a job and volunteer as well. I can do a three month period of my entire life of goi... Read more

  • Wow...it's been a while...

    1/21/2015 5:39:57 PM, by ROAMINGNOME

    Part of me would like to erase previous blogs because I feel they're a credit to the simple fact, that I've continuously failed to stay on track. I'm happy to say though, that I'm on my third week of better eating and fitness. I've decided to not think about the big picture, and make S.M.A.R.T-(S)... Read more

  • Each day is my day!

    1/21/2015 5:34:16 PM, by BLISS_OM

    Each day is my day to do my best - be my best - love myself the very best that I can! I'm worth it. I'm capable and I'm committed. This is my mantra. This is what I must keep in the forefront of my mind. It helps. It helps me stay the course and remember what's important and necessary. Littl... Read more

  • First Call Off

    1/21/2015 2:53:49 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    So today was my first call off. Had to take Elijah to the emergency room this morning and spent over 2 hours there. He had a fever last night. Mom suggested I call off last night but Elijah was feeling better. He's still warm. I m... Read more

  • Three for Three?

    1/21/2015 11:35:35 AM, by MLSTANLEY69

    My Week 3 weigh in has me showing I gained 1/2 pound back, but my total weight loss for the year is still 3 pounds. I am not upset by this because it is only 8 ounces and SparkPeople reports keep telling me I am not eating enough. My theory on that is that my body is holding on to food and my meta... Read more

  • New spark account, missy_magootwo:)

    1/21/2015 11:29:50 AM, by MISSY_MAGOO

    I'm feeling a bit torn about abandoning this page and all the years it was a part of me, but I'm feeling the need to start fresh with Soark so I got a new account yesterday. My new username is missy_magootwo. I haven't been around for over a year so I'm not sure how many of my old sparkfriends are s... Read more

  • Day 65 Of My Hundred Days To A Healthier Lifestyle

    1/21/2015 10:30:48 AM, by STORMIE62

    My perceptions of the way things are reflect the way I was raised, my experiences and the successes or failures I’ve had in life. It’s tough, but everyone must recognize that things are what they are, regardless of perceptions. In other words, accepting things as they are and not as you wish them to... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/21/2015 9:13:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    another day of work. my daughter sends hugs to all. all the birds are doing well. I am doing alright and keeping up with my exercise, healthy eating choices. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Eating Habits

    1/20/2015 12:50:14 PM, by MLSTANLEY69

    I splurged this morning and ate at Dunkin Donuts. I probably shouldn't have but I did it for two reasons. The first one is: my daily report keeps telling me I am not eating enough calories and the second one is: I ate breakfast late so I will not eat a lunch, so I feel like what I had covered tw... Read more

  • DVR

    1/20/2015 11:31:33 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    Last year we got rid of the DVR because I wasn't working and mom couldn't afford to keep paying the bill. Now that I am working we are able to get the DVR and cable again. Little did we know that when we picked up the box it wasn... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/20/2015 11:07:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    i made it through a week of work. i am now into my second week of work. so far, i am really enjoying it. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Excuses, Excuses

    1/20/2015 10:23:19 AM, by ASTRA58

    Over the years and especially over the last few months, I have used every excuse to get out of exercising and/or just plain taking care of myself. I have been too tired, too depressed, in need of comfort, too stressed, didn't get enough sleep, what's the use??? Of course, all of those are nons... Read more

  • Day 64 Of My Hundred Days To A Healthier Lifestyle

    1/20/2015 9:01:52 AM, by STORMIE62

    It is so easy to give up if you don’t see expected results, immediately. This is especially true with exercise. You drag yourself to the gym and you sweat and burn. The pounds you planned to lose in three weeks remain stubbornly in place. Discouragement sets in and you want to give up. Read more

  • Staying Motivated

    1/19/2015 11:56:51 AM, by MLSTANLEY69

    I am looking for different exercises and motivational posters to keep my momentum going. I am printing out and hanging up positive messages in front of my computer and on the fridge. If I look at the messages on the fridge it will give me motivation to make a good food choice before I open the doo... Read more

  • Day 63 Of My Hundred Days To A Healthier Lifestyle

    1/19/2015 10:00:52 AM, by STORMIE62

    Why do we have a tendency to put ourselves down? Seems like we are always pointing out our inabilities, inadequacies and weaknesses. I know that I have been underestimating my capabilities, competence and potential. ... Read more

  • Gegenüber der öffentlichen Meinung, ja!

    1/19/2015 7:45:02 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    Finished Phase 1 of South Beach Supercharged. This, at least for me, is a major mile marker. I accomplished 2 things: 1) I actually STUCK with a diet for more than 36 hours before 'tweaking' or deviating from it, and 2) I actually Lost weight. My family is happy for me sticking with the diet as mu... Read more

  • Re-evaluating and refocusing

    1/18/2015 5:50:09 PM, by JULIEBITES

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  • Runners with Lymphedema~I Need to Hear From YOU

    1/18/2015 12:11:09 PM, by DEECANDOITAGAIN

    I have been happier and just down right hopeful, since re-lighting my spark over the holidays. I'm actually doing well with my calorie range, which seemed harder before. It was always through exercise, that I kept my weight down. The calorie part was never under control consistently. This is n... Read more

  • Day 62 Of My Hundred Days To A Healthier Lifestyle

    1/18/2015 10:28:59 AM, by STORMIE62

    Beliefs are a set of generalizations you make about yourself, others and your life. They form your version of reality, based on what you feel and perceive about your experiences. Beliefs help you set rules by which to conduct your ... Read more

  • Good Things Are Happening

    1/18/2015 12:43:03 AM, by MLSTANLEY69

    I am in Day 17 of a "30 Day Ab & Squat Challenge". I am following a pre-set list of exercises for 30 days and I am proud of myself that I haven't missed a day. Not only have I not missed a day but I have added some other exercises to go with it. But I am excited that I bought a pair of running sh... Read more

  • Moved Out

    1/17/2015 5:24:38 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    My sister moved out this morning and is on her way back to PA. She left about 8 this morning and is driving until about 6 or 7 or some time like that and is going to stop at a hotel for the night. I am probably a little more exci... Read more

  • Whoops (food)

    1/17/2015 3:50:55 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I waited too long to eat, and so I went overboard on food, especially fatty, high calorie things.... Read more

  • Well, that was weird... in a good way

    1/17/2015 11:59:09 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I went to the kitchen to get breakfast and a drink. I got my drink, and then did the dishes, and went back to my room. I forgot to eat! That never happens. Unusually, I go to the kitchen because I am bored, and then eat something. This time I got distracted. Now, I am befuddled. A fluke, or is my be... Read more

  • Day 61 Of My Hundred Days To A Healthier Lifestyle

    1/17/2015 7:13:52 AM, by STORMIE62

    Outer strength takes persistence, time and a commitment to regular exercise. Inner strength requires exactly the same thing. It won’t happen overnight but once you start, you’ll notice you’re feeling a little stronger inside, day ... Read more

  • Back on track, I guess...

    1/16/2015 10:12:48 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I've noticed a stupidly obvious correlation. I thought that I just tracked my food on good days and didn't one bad. No, that's not the case. I track my food after I track my exercise, which is the deciding factor in whether it's a good or bad day. I track food when I track exercise, because it is co... Read more

  • A truth to ponder!

    1/16/2015 7:52:08 PM, by IMAVISION

    Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, & persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laz... Read more

  • CHOLESTEROL....WHOHOO!!

    1/16/2015 7:28:18 PM, by YAKIRA_AVIGAYIL

    I am so excited my cholesterol levels are finally down to normal. You have to understand. I have ALWAYS had extremely high cholesterol and triglyceride numbers. Today...and this is great for me. My total cholesterol is 177!!! My triglycerides are 180 (these are usually through the roof! My ... Read more

  • It's Getting Easier

    1/16/2015 12:51:26 PM, by MLSTANLEY69

    I can't believe how much easier it is getting to do small exercises. Last week I could barely do 3 sit ups without having to stop to breathe heavy (LOL) and today I did a full set of 10 reps without stopping. Speaking of stopping, I have to stop giving up when this gets tough. Luckily my husband ... Read more

  • Day 60 Of My Hundred Days To A Healthier Lifestyle

    1/16/2015 10:26:53 AM, by STORMIE62

    Did I error or make a mistake? Do I have an issue or is it a problem? Since I started on January 1, I confess that I've ever-so-slightly fluctuated in my adherence. Week 1 was outstanding. It was fresh and new and I was turning ... Read more

  • Hello!

    1/16/2015 7:15:08 AM, by DOXISRCOOL

    Hope anyone reading this is doing well. I've been trying, doing my challenges, and yet, have gained weight. Don't know why. Biggest news this week is that I lost half of my sparktracker yesterday. It apparently fell apart as I was walking, weird because the part that came off has to be ... Read more

  • Day 59 Of My Hundred Days To A Healthier Lifestyle

    1/15/2015 11:55:44 PM, by STORMIE62

    “In the long run, it’s my personal relationships that really matter.” With today’s busy lifestyles, it’s all too easy to put relationships on the backburner and take them for granted. Even though I may have every intention of spending regular time with my partner, hectic schedules get in the w... Read more

  • Day 3. The good, the not so good, and the OMG chocolate!

    1/15/2015 10:43:56 PM, by LORIVIOLA

    Today is day #3 of tracking everything i eat. Breakfast was good , lunch was good , snack was good , dinner was good ....... ...... then, i went to my "Respect" rehearsal. The director brought snacks. ... Read more

  • Good to remember!

    1/15/2015 2:39:32 PM, by COMIC_BOOK_MAMA

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  • Day 91 of the 275 Day Challenge.

    1/14/2015 10:30:30 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    Yesterday, I was depressed thinking about my progress. Right now, I am angry about it. And frustrated. It's such a simple thing to eat healthy and exercise an hour a day. It really is, or at least in my mind it is. In practice, it is much more difficult. It's even more frustrating that I have done i... Read more

  • My Job Interview, I Got The Job Offer!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1/14/2015 5:58:02 PM, by FITSUGAR69

    The way things was going I was pretty sure I didn't get the job, but the recruiter called me and offered me the job and discussed the pay rate then emailed me the offer to sign and send back. Now it's a waiting game because I have to wait for my background check (employment, references, credit ... Read more

  • I Won!

    1/14/2015 9:44:42 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    I played the Mega Millions last night in hopes to win the jack pot. I didn't win the jack pot last night but I did get one number plus the MB and I won $2. I played at the gas station next to where I work. I've decided to not play... Read more

  • Day 58 Of My Hundred Days To A Healthier Lifestyle

    1/14/2015 9:07:26 AM, by STORMIE62

    Each new day is a building block for reaching my goals and dreams. Personal goals and dreams are not formed over night; they are built with each passing day. It’s important that I do something each day toward fulfilling my per... Read more

  • True Confessions . . .

    1/13/2015 10:01:17 PM, by KALANTHA

    Usually this space is full of optimistic tales of progress and success -- sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows, as the old song says. Tonight is different. Tonight is (dunt, dunt, duhhhhhhhhhh . . .): The question: What hap... Read more

  • lucky number 13

    1/13/2015 4:08:36 PM, by K1TT3N

    Yes today is day 13 , and Hubby and I are both going strong. We are nailing this thing. I am doing the citrus water detours , and I am hoping I made it right , it is very strong had to water it down alt but that is ok . I am hoping it works. Dani has a basketball game tonight so I got my... Read more

  • Soreness

    1/13/2015 4:07:27 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    I started doing one of the kettle bell workouts on Sunday before bed. There's 6 rounds broken up into 3 levels. Beginner level is rounds 1, 2 and 3. Intermediate level is rounds 4, 5 and 6. Advanced level is all 6 rounds. I've been... Read more

  • Day 57 Of My Hundred Days To A Healthier Lifestyle

    1/13/2015 3:57:00 PM, by STORMIE62

    Great things are accomplished when you believe that what’s inside of you is superior to your circumstances. Believing you’re more important than any of your problems, that you’re bigger than anything that can happen to you, take... Read more

  • Another Snow Day for the Visions!

    1/13/2015 11:21:01 AM, by IMAVISION

    Dear Fellow "Sparkers", Good Morning from the shadow of the Rockies here in Colorado! I hadn’t expected to be sharing again so soon; however, as this is anoth... Read more

  • In vinum non est Deus.

    1/13/2015 7:52:02 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    So, I'm feeling good. It's day 10 of my South Beach Diet, and I'm down 9.5 pounds. I'm not really severely missing any foods. Though not having my 2 glasses of very dry Cabernet Franc each evening is starting to tug at my will power. Hey, I made it this far I can hold out 4 more days. ... Read more

  • Snow Day for the Visions!

    1/12/2015 2:30:30 PM, by IMAVISION

    Dear Fellow "Sparkers", Over the past few months, several Sister/Friends here in "Sparkville" have suggested that I save time & energy by blogging my sharing... Read more

  • Day 56 Of My Hundred Days To A Healthier Lifestyle

    1/12/2015 10:47:17 AM, by STORMIE62

    I woke up this morning, making a conscious choice to see the best in what I do during my day. Even if I am doing housework activities, and are finding them challenging for instance. I will focus on what I can do to make the chores at hand fun and how I can constantly enhancing my ability to do these... Read more

  • Hubby made me accountable

    1/12/2015 1:28:31 AM, by K1TT3N

    For the past 3 years of this journey, when I wanna give up hubby has not said anything, I told him this time I would push him if her pushed me .. When he new year started , well I dealt with some drama due to a mom on my daughters basketball team and I just did not feel like doing my work out last n... Read more

  • I don't understand why watching my husband eat makes me so mad.

    1/11/2015 10:01:31 PM, by LMMONTES

    I guess I am angry from dieting and don't understand why I get so upset. I Have blessed with reading an article on "Do you suffer from Diet Rage". I found it on SparkPeople and at first I read it and forgot to safe it and I known I needed to find it. I began a 2week journey to find my article and I... Read more

  • Grow Your Own Aphrodisiacs

    1/11/2015 9:08:15 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    One big thing being on the South Beach diet has taught me: it's damn fun to buy, prepare, and eat different types of foods. This diet has more variety of ingredients than any cookbook in my collection. That's a real good thing. I prepared spaghetti squash. I knew about it, but never gave it a ... Read more

  • Making Progress

    1/11/2015 8:45:20 PM, by KALANTHA

    I had a great "Weigh Day", which made me very happy because I've worked VERY hard this week. That start to my day motivated me to stay on track today and get lots accomplished, including 2 workouts. The first one was unplanned. I was waiting in the car while my SparkSister, Dottie, went into W... Read more

  • it's sunday

    1/11/2015 3:04:44 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm getting what i need ready for work this week, today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say hello,hello. a catch up day for me. i may not be on sparkpeople as much this week. i will try to be on a few times. i will see how my work day goes each day and go from there. my good friend is helping... Read more

  • Day 55 Of My Hundred Days To A Healthier Lifestyle

    1/11/2015 2:39:53 PM, by STORMIE62

    “An adventure is as near as stepping out my front door…” Too often I think of adventure as this big event that I have to plan way in advance. I think arrangements must be made, schedules coordinated, flights booked, time off sec... Read more

  • 4 good days + 3 bad...

    1/11/2015 7:32:44 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    So, Sun-Tues was fine. On Wed morning, I noticed a little bit of soreness, but I didn't think too much of it. Then, in the evening, I did my workout. I found myself not hitting par; in fact, hardly doing anything. So, for the 2nd half of the workout, I pushed myself. In fact, I did twice the time I ... Read more

  • So far so good

    1/10/2015 7:46:26 PM, by DOXISRCOOL

    Hello, I'm doing well on my challenges so far. That makes me happy. I haven't lost anything yet though. This week I'm eating lots of extra vegetables too. My work this week had lots of physical activity. Combined with the challenge videos I'm really sore. LOL. Hope you're all doing ... Read more

  • Silence

    1/10/2015 3:29:23 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    The quote is used all the time at Elijah's school. Elijah has a difficult time being quiet. I've told him several times to be quiet and to stop talking. He's so much like my one friend. We swear he's hers. My theory is she drugge... Read more

  • Day 54 Of My Hundred Days To A Healthier Lifestyle

    1/10/2015 10:13:26 AM, by STORMIE62

    A fellow Sparksperson wrote on a page: Work for a CAUSE, not for APPLAUSE. Live life to EXPRESS, not to IMPRESS. Don't strive to make your PRESENCE noticed, just make your ABSENCE felt. These words of wisdom are like rubi... Read more

  • Ask Your Doctor :-)

    1/10/2015 12:18:45 AM, by TREKPURRSON

    Need I say any more? 2013 was the "warm up" 2014 was "practice" 2015 is "game time" Let's get OFF the couch in 2015, my Spark Friends! Who's getting off the couch with me in 2015? GAME ON!!!!!! ... Read more

  • Happy 2015! Reflections

    1/9/2015 10:27:26 PM, by MSDOUBLEJ

    Hello! Happy 2015! In the year 2012, I turned 50 years old. Turning 50 bothered me. I weighed 229 lbs. In talking with other people, I learned health problems start cropping up at this age. In reflecting about being 50, I decided attitude--how to react is the key! I could be depres... Read more

  • Day 9: Going strong

    1/9/2015 8:50:44 PM, by TIME4ME2BE2015

    I am 9 days in and thought I would do a little recap of how things are going. JOURNALING: I love Sparkpeople for the ability to blog along the way. Although I know I will have struggles I think having a forum to share the emotions will help make this a full experience and not just... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/9/2015 12:25:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    i found out the other day that i did get the job i applied for in late november last year! i start on monday and it goes for two months. i am soooo excited! i am getting together enough nice clothes to wear and stocking up on food to take for lunch every weekday. my daughter says hi! all of the bird... Read more

  • Lifestyle Change for Health and Christianity

    1/9/2015 11:53:08 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    If you are easily upset by the term Christian, read no further. God is essential. You will find that when you look to Him to be better instead of perfect, you get much farther down the path. It is much like becoming Christian to become healthier. In both scenarios, you are reborn a new creature... Read more

  • Day 53 Of My Hundred Days To A Healthier Lifestyle

    1/9/2015 9:08:22 AM, by STORMIE62

    Gawd, I was so embarrassed when walking into the gym. The looks and stares from others, can be so demoralizing at times. Then I start thinking, what if I make a fool out of myself. Have you ever felt this way? ... Read more

  • Day 8: Twofer

    1/8/2015 8:10:20 PM, by TIME4ME2BE2015

    Short and sweet but I'm super excited to announce my first twofer of the year. This morning I started my day off right and got my workout in before 5:00 a.m. Good productive day at work. Come home and there are blizzard warnings so no going out tonight. Instead of just relaxing and watching TV... Read more

  • TBHQ - Why this preservative should be avoided!

    1/8/2015 4:57:32 PM, by IMAVISION

    for checking this information out! It is my prayer that you will find it helpful in the extreme & that you will share it with others. God bless us all... Read more

  • My job interview and job search

    1/8/2015 3:37:25 PM, by FITSUGAR69

    The nurse manager from the interview I went on for the ma job, emailed me only when I emailed her regarding the position. She took 2 days to email me back asking for me to further clarify my credentials and experience and to fill out another job application on line which she already had. But I... Read more

  • Hard work and Patience

    1/8/2015 3:00:46 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Hard work and patience pays off. I got my new computer on Tuesday after mom got home from work and I've been off since Tuesday night and have been able to play with it and get it set up. It's new and it's different and I've been ... Read more

  • Day 52 Of My Hundred Days To A Healthier Lifestyle

    1/8/2015 9:04:21 AM, by STORMIE62

    Todays ramblings, but they are my ramblings... I know I have a unique personality, a good sense of humor, a few different skills and talents. I know I have nice hair and nice eyes. I’m not the pitiful person I believe myself t... Read more

  • Day 7: Being Flexible

    1/7/2015 8:57:48 PM, by TIME4ME2BE2015

    Today I have been fairly quiet on Sparkpeople, as it has been a crazy day. Last night we ended up bringing our two oldest children home with us after going out to eat as a family for my birthday. A rare treat now that they are both in college with jobs, apartments and the girlfriend and boyfri... Read more

  • Lean and Mean: Kalantha's Notes

    1/7/2015 6:34:56 PM, by KALANTHA

    Anybody ever heard of Billy Beck III? I hadn’t until yesterday. He’s apparently the epitome of personal trainers, owns a personal fitness center, based in Florida, and has a Masters Degree in exercise physiology. He’s been in fitness magazines (no wonder I missed him!), on radio, and on t.v. An... Read more

  • Day 51 Of My Hundred Days To A Healthier Lifestyle

    1/7/2015 5:02:22 PM, by STORMIE62

    As many of you know my refrigerator died the other day. After much research and debate I bought a new and made a discovery. My refrigerator can be my new best weight loss tool -- or it can continue to turn my diet into a disaster. Keep Smart Choices in Reach For me, the key to having a di... Read more

  • It is Midnight and I am Trying Not to Sabotage My Perfect Day on WW!

    1/7/2015 1:31:43 AM, by TREKPURRSON

    Okay.....Here's what I did perfectly today, to help meet my GOALS in 2015.... 40 minutes outdoors walking with my walking buddy=CHECK! TRACKED and ate 27 pp (26 DP"S + only 1 WP)=CHECK! Did all... Read more

  • From guy with gut to guy with guns.

    1/7/2015 12:07:08 AM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    Day 83 of the 275 Day Challenge. I'm getting tired of myself. I don't use the word "hate" often, but usually when I do I am talking about disgusting things. I hate this gut, I hate that I've gained over 15 pounds during the holi... Read more

  • Here's the plan, Sam!

    1/6/2015 10:20:01 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Yes, I made excuses. However, now I have a feasible plan and a goal to work towards. My plan is thus: For the first two weeks; (January 04 - January 17) Weigh myself January 04, 2015: 306 lbs! 10-15 minutes recumbent bike, or 30-35 minutes walking, Monday - Friday. (slowly increasing ... Read more

  • The Station has left the Train

    1/6/2015 8:26:37 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    Somewhere in my car or my home, my SP Tracker is hiding from me. My wife and I started the South Beach Supercharged Diet last Sunday. 3 days and I'm down 3.5 pounds. So far so good. What I miss during the first phase is Sauvigon Blanc wine and multi-grain pasta. But the diet has plenty of m... Read more

  • Yada Yada

    1/6/2015 6:29:01 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    One thing that worked for me before (in terms staying on track) was streaking and, no, I don't mean scaring the neighborhood kids by flapping my dangly parts outside. I mean, getting a pattern going. Eventually, it'll turn into a routine, then finally a habit. As such, it'll have to be something sma... Read more

  • The Habit Change Cheat Sheet: 29 Ways to Successfully Ingrain a Behavior

    1/6/2015 2:23:01 PM, by PMBOURQUE

    here is another article I find very helpful and thought it might be helpful to all of you. The Habit Change Cheatsheet: 29 Ways to Successfully Ingrain a Behavior We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle Our daily lives are often a series of... Read more

  • day 4

    1/6/2015 2:21:14 PM, by CAROL22355

    Good day calorie wise . 1022for the day but feeling poorly. Went to doctors and I have a chest ok infection so he has put me on antibiotics and said to drink plenty and not exert myself so can't exercise until the course of tablets have finished. 😢... Read more

  • Commencing to Prepare

    1/6/2015 1:30:20 PM, by BLUEANGELLK

    My friend tells the story of a law firm that charged her family for "commencing to prepare" for their case. I don't know if that is true or not, but I am taking the idea for myself for at least the first part of 2015. When I have tried to lose weight in the past, I have tried to battle it while no... Read more