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  • Projects, Projects, Projects

    9/4/2015 6:27:23 AM, by BCHARIE

    Day 3 of my 10 days and I have a list (actually 2 lists) as long as your arm, of stuff to do. Lists keep my ADHD head focused and staves off depression when I become critical about lack of getting stuff done. I was awake again at 3 a.m. so getting a jump on projects is easy. Today, I am going to... Read more

  • MAN WHAT A STORM !!

    9/3/2015 11:49:00 PM, by GRANDMAFRANNY

    DID 6,000 STEP'S AND READY TO CHECK IN BUT TIO SEE IF ANY ONE IS STILL UP 40 BESIDES ME 215 ARE YOU THERE ??... Read more

  • A Healthy Lifestyle is Possible

    9/3/2015 10:58:36 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    For close to a month now, I have been worrying about how on earth I am going to keep up with my workout routine and dealing with the fear that I will let all of my hard work fall by the wayside as I drown in my old habits. I understand that some concern is healthy, as it can be used as a motiv... Read more

  • I'M EARLY AGAIN !!

    9/3/2015 10:18:41 PM, by GRANDMAFRANNY

    IT IS 10:16 PM 54 OUTSIDE AND I WILL BE STARTING MY 311 IN ABOUT 5 MIN. SO, WHAT HAVE WE BEEN DOING WITH THE 311 418 4 & 194 WE'RE STAYING W/ THE PROGRAM NOW 306... Read more

  • Reset day 95: Right now...

    9/3/2015 3:35:59 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Oh boy. Ever feel like you are setting yourself up to fail? Yep, I'm trying on those shoes. I haven't bought them yet, but I keep trying them on...... I have a busy day today. I am leaving work early to go to a concert in Ann Arbor which is about a 2.5 hour drive for me. Doing the math, th... Read more

  • I can feel it

    9/3/2015 11:55:14 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I can start to feel my motivation, hype, etc. starting to slow down. Only, now I know exactly what I need; a workout partner! I think I know who to ask, but I'm gonna have to wait to ask. In other news, there's a wedding next weekend, and I'm excited. First, 'cause I'm going to be helping cook.... Read more

  • Today's goals and other ramblings

    9/3/2015 11:21:28 AM, by 2MUCHFLUFF

    My legs really hurt today. I think this is going to be a somewhat rest day (although I will still work to make my 7500 step goal for a work challenge I am doing). I am also coming down with a cold. My daughter was nice enough to share her germs. I am going to do my best to stay on plan, even if I... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/3/2015 10:23:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    another hot and muggy day here today. my daughter and I are keeping cool. she finds out today which teacher she will have and in what room she will have her class today. she has already begun counting down the days until school starts. as for me, I still have my other online courses to work on. I in... Read more

  • JOY!

    9/3/2015 6:56:56 AM, by BCHARIE

    The transition from working a couple night shifts (7p-7:30a) to being a "normal" day light person, is fraught with sleeplessness and agony (a bit of drama queen is shining through). So, yesterday when I left work I had an extensive list of activities to keep myself awake, things that require stand... Read more

  • Who's Ready to Jump With Me???

    9/2/2015 8:37:19 PM, by TREKPURRSON

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  • 30 Day Mental Health Challenge

    9/2/2015 11:42:55 AM, by ELEPHANTSOUL

    30 Day Mental Health Challenge They say 30 days makes a habit. ;) Well, actually, “they” say a lot of things but I sometimes struggle to do things consistently for even 3 days. Therefore, maintaining certain behaviors for a month seems like a great start. This is what it all comes down to- ... Read more

  • A week back with Spark

    9/2/2015 9:29:30 AM, by 2MUCHFLUFF

    I have been back on Spark for a week or so and am loving it. I did show a gain on the scale this week, but it isn't because of what I have been doing (TOM). I am feeling great (although a little sore). I haven't been having insomnia like I have in the past. I am feeling motivated and really enj... Read more

  • a new day

    9/2/2015 9:13:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    another warm and humid day here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and hydrated. all the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Food List Revisit

    9/2/2015 3:21:15 AM, by BCHARIE

    I decided, since it's 2 a.m., and all my patients are tucked in, safe and sound, that I would visit Sparkpeople. I further decided it would be interesting to look at my favorite foods list. Now keeping in mind that I have been a member since 2008 and this is my 2nd time losing the weight (yes, it'... Read more

  • 100 Squat Challenge

    9/1/2015 11:05:43 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    I have recently taken on the 100 squat challenge. This week, the fifth week of the challenge, I am up to 50 squats a day. I am almost halfway there! This is the second time I have tried this challenge. I first took it up early this summer. I diligently worked my way through the 10 squats a day ... Read more

  • Reset day 93: I will NOT be defeated

    9/1/2015 4:33:50 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Yesterday was a trying day. I had a long meeting with caseworkers, care givers, and social workers regarding completing a new assessment which is now required in Michigan for my son Jack. The meeting consisted of 3 hours of questions to which there were three part answers. It was long, tedious an... Read more

  • Fitting it all in

    9/1/2015 10:23:45 AM, by 2MUCHFLUFF

    Today has thrown a wrench in my carefully planned week. My husband has a doctor's appointment that I need to take him to because he won't be able to drive. I have to use my lunch hour for this, which is usually my gym time. We currently are cleaning up and fixing up our old house to sell, which ta... Read more

  • A legitimate excuse to not exercise

    9/1/2015 9:06:48 AM, by SUMTHNUNEEQ

    I got up this morning to go to the park. When I got there, there was crime-scene tape, numerous police vehicles and news vans. It looked like the trail was open so I started my way around. When I got to the other side, I realized that they had a huge portion of the trail blocked off as well, so I de... Read more

  • its a new month

    9/1/2015 8:20:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new month begins today. let's see what it brings. i may have heard back from a place i applied for a job in august. i will check my messages and find out in a while. my daughter says hi. all of the birds are okay. another hot and humid day here again today. already got plenty of water nice and coo... Read more

  • Hallo!

    8/31/2015 9:04:30 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    We're starting to do a challenge at work. Weight loss. $25 entry, and the person to lose the biggest percentage gets the pot. Also, I got a really strong vision (read "daydream") of me wearing one of my "just right" fit shirts, but it was quite baggy. Very motivational. Additionally, I've been playi... Read more

  • Hopeful Monday?

    8/31/2015 7:11:29 PM, by VEG954

    Have had a headache since Friday. Feels like I swallowed razor blades since last nite. Doc said to get lots of liquids and extra rest. 102 Sparkers!... Read more

  • it's monday

    8/31/2015 5:44:22 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very hot and humid day here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. all the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • the struggle is so real....

    8/31/2015 1:16:03 PM, by KARMEXO

    I tell you, the weight loss struggle, is so real for me. I have been overweight since I became pregnant with my first child 19 years ago! In that time, I have lost and gained, lost and gained some more. There is at least 3 times where I have lost 100 pounds only to gain it right back! Now, in th... Read more

  • Reset Day 92: Enough already

    8/31/2015 12:27:48 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    The weekend is over, my birthday has passed, and I am so ready to move into September! I am exhausted, a bit disappointed in my efforts in August and stressed. However, I just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Soon this point will be in my past, just another blip in the road map of my ... Read more

  • Signs

    8/31/2015 12:23:12 PM, by ELEPHANTSOUL

    Yesterday I took a spontaneous walk in the woods, and it gave me tremendous clarity regarding my own readiness to change. I have felt stagnant since my grandmother, my primary maternal influence growing up, died almost two years ago. I regained a lot of weight grief-eating in her absence a... Read more

  • it's sunday

    8/30/2015 9:11:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful day here today. got to spend some time with my daughter one on one today. all of the birds say hi! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • 28 Day Home Workout Challenge

    8/30/2015 9:04:25 PM, by BCHARIE

    I just did day 3 of this challenge, a 9 minute upper body workout... Really felt it in the but~~tocks (said in my Forrest Gump voice) too. It was a little hard on previously fractured spine but I'm o.k. I am definitely going to feel this tomorrow, I'm feeling tight in the arms. There is such ... Read more

  • Healing

    8/29/2015 7:36:59 PM, by SUMTHNUNEEQ

    I've been taking some time for myself the past few days, to begin the healing process. I had an idea of a good way to help with that process, so today I put that idea into action. My son and I went to the park by the river. I like it there because it's very peaceful. He went down to throw rocks into... Read more

  • Chap 4 beck advantages

    8/29/2015 9:51:03 AM, by OHMEMEME

    www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_pub
    lic_journal_individual.asp
    ?blog_id=5896968 I revisited my advantages a couple of months ago after reading a blog from beck blue and created the blog linked above. This advice and reflection really helped when I was making a decision about adjusting my go... Read more

  • Encouragement

    8/29/2015 6:26:38 AM, by CATHRINE2010

    We all need encouragement and it comes in many forms. People today seem to criticize instead of positive reinforcement. I just want to take a moment to let all you sparkers know that you are amazing people. Worthy of praise. Just being able to log on everyday is worthy of being told "Good Job". So w... Read more

  • Reset day 89: from spotlight to the trenches

    8/28/2015 11:50:49 AM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Tuesday I had my moment in the spotlight. I danced on the stage of life. I basked in its warmth. I soaked it in. I enjoyed every minute of it (except the minute I saw the photos). Today, I am back in the trenches of life. I am not a spotlight person. I don't seek out the spotlight. ... Read more

  • NSV

    8/28/2015 10:32:21 AM, by 2MUCHFLUFF

    My company brings in donuts and muffins on Fridays. I am pretty good at avoiding them unless I have to go downstairs for something. This morning I had to talk to someone that was in the breakroom and grabbed a muffin out of habit. I got back to my desk, sat it on my desk and stared at it. I got m... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/28/2015 8:12:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! another month is winding down and a new one starts next week. i am looking forward to it. my daughter is ready to go back to school. she has done what she wanted to do over the summer. i am still figuring out at least one more trip either to the zoo or another place she wants to... Read more

  • Simply Shocking

    8/27/2015 10:21:37 PM, by BCHARIE

    Here's the picture, a 12 hour night shift, my patients neutropenic~~(meaning, didn't have a white count to fight infection) temperature spiked to 103, her blood pressure dropped to 73/39 (bad) and I spent about 8 hours tending to those issues on top of giving chemotherapy to a patient and caring fo... Read more

  • The Journey Continues

    8/27/2015 8:18:34 PM, by VEG954

    Is it mental or physical depression? Just want it to go away! My mother was a drug addict and I was addicted as well at birth. This has been a struggle of a lifetime. Over the past 70 plus years my health has declined. Not doing well physically and dealing with depression is a double w... Read more

  • Reset day 88: blah blah blah

    8/27/2015 3:13:52 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Yesterday was an awesome day. I logged over 25,000 steps on the fitbit. When you are a walker, not a runner, and work full time, that is a LOT of steps! I stayed on track with my food yesterday too! Yippee. Today those pesky bagels were back in the kitchen, but I did ok. I had my pro... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    8/27/2015 9:03:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a sunny and nice summer day here today. my daughter and i will be going to the local park in a while. it is something we both enjoy doing. i got to use one of my new exercise dvds the other day and i really like it. i will definitely use it again. i will try a different one later on today. all of th... Read more

  • First Week of Classes

    8/26/2015 9:04:51 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    First class down. I'm doing okay keeping up with my new workout schedule so far. Yesterday, I did not have a chance to really workout (though I got in a lot of walking at work and the fitbit read 28 active minutes by the end of the day). I can also say I took the stairs multiple times throughout the... Read more

  • Beck Pink Chap 3

    8/26/2015 5:56:29 PM, by OHMEMEME

    Think like a thin person...so I start to analyze my sister who very much unlike me has never had weight issues or problems with food...or so I think. But according to Beck, she probably does monitor what she eats. Correct. I have watched and learned from her. She uses many of the techniques suggeste... Read more

  • Reset Day 87: That moment when....

    8/26/2015 3:06:49 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    We had our office Summer Staff party yesterday. I received an award for 10 years of service. I struggled with what to wear to the party which was being held at the local gardens. You know, summer dinner party at the gardens... cute summery sundress, comfy sandals... Well, the weather turned cool... Read more

  • Back to Spark

    8/26/2015 9:16:06 AM, by 2MUCHFLUFF

    I left Spark to go to Weight Watchers thinking accountability to someone else would help me. After spending way too much money for a program I was only halfway doing, I have come to realize that it really doesn't matter. I need to be accountable to myself. I have started journaling and I am going... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    8/26/2015 8:40:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    another cool summer day here today. the party for all of the kids who took part in the summer reading club is this afternoon.my daughter will definitely be there. she really enjoys reading and so do i. i keep in touch with her dad's side of the family as often as i can. they were a huge help when my... Read more

  • So, after a break...

    8/25/2015 1:12:18 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Now that I've taken a week or two purposely off, I've realized a few important things. A) I do have some good habits ingrained, like grabbing salads for lunch. B) I do have some bad habits ingrained, such as desserts (oftentimes, double-dipping!), and not doing anything. C) Seemingly unrelated... Read more

  • Beck Pink Chap 1 & 2

    8/25/2015 7:43:21 AM, by OHMEMEME

    Key points that ring true to me: Chap 1 To lose weight and keep it off: -deal with disappointment (that's first with life and also with food) Learn to deal with emotions and fight off the self pity. Yes, I deserve better. Grieve it and move on. When stuck in it, learn to cope without usi... Read more

  • It's Quiet Chaos

    8/25/2015 5:06:17 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    A lot has happened recently. Mom and Elijah moved at the end of last month. It's been quiet since then. I've had some disappointments. Like for starters I haven't put in for a transfer because mom just signed the lease to the house yesterday after a full month of being gone. The house is a lit... Read more

  • God's Rewards

    8/24/2015 5:54:49 PM, by THECRAZYMANGO

    A month ago, I felt God was testing me by the comments by my than bf was saying. Simply put, they just weren't very nice. It took me a few weeks but I finally broke it off. Not only am I happier but I feel rewarded by God. The first day back to work from the Ragnar all the co-workers and even ... Read more

  • It's MONDAY!!!

    8/24/2015 4:01:57 PM, by BCHARIE

    I can't help but think of my mom. Starting a diet on Monday was her thing, back as far as I can remember. There was a picture of her standing with her arms over her belly, really horrible picture, frowny faced, my dad had taken it, she totally flipped out when she saw it (and this woman could fl... Read more

  • Lots going on

    8/24/2015 3:00:47 PM, by K1TT3N

    Just a small update for now , the kids are getting ready for school. Gabe us going to culinary as soon he is healed from the surgery and complications and Dani is starting Junior high , she is not playing basketball this year... Read more

  • it's monday

    8/24/2015 12:46:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    i heard back from a place where i applied for a job. so i promptly called them back. in the meantime, i am still looking for a job. i am keeping up with my online courses as well. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Super busy, but made time with a foam roller

    8/23/2015 10:43:45 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    I cannot believe how quickly today has passed. I am exhausted, and I cannot say that I have met my goal of preparing for class to start on Tuesday. I had all these great new ideas from last semester, so I got it into my head that I really wanted to revamp my class. Talk about time and energy! I figu... Read more

  • Chronic Pain and Losing Weight- Yes You Can!

    8/23/2015 12:04:29 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    For those of you who believe there is nothing you can do when you have chronic pain, take it from me: there is hope. I weighed 460 pounds and with all of my chronic medical issues and disability, I managed to baby step my way through my journey. I’ve lost 220 pounds to date. Lately I f... Read more

  • LAST WEEK

    8/23/2015 8:21:54 AM, by CATHRINE2010

    This is the last week of our work biggest loser contest. I have to admit that I have been very grouchy. I think this is due to the extra pressure I have been putting on myself to win. My life has been enveloped by what I have eaten and how much exercise I have gotten. I am glad it is over. I would ... Read more

  • Middle of the night pondering.

    8/23/2015 3:51:13 AM, by BCHARIE

    It's 2:30 a.m. and usually at this point my patients are asleep, I've caught up on my charting and have a few moments to ponder....so here it is. Today is Sunday. IDEALLY... After work, I will stop at the grocery store because I'm out of goodies that keep me going, yogurt, bottled water, frui... Read more

  • Motivated to Lift

    8/22/2015 11:56:28 AM, by THECRAZYMANGO

    I am just so excited! I am 201.4 today so I am hoping to get back into onerland this week or next! I swear I broke up my ex and it released so much weight. SOOO excited! I have also noticed I have an energy I haven't had for a looooong time. It's MY energy and makes me feel like ME. ... Read more

  • Back in the Saddle again!

    8/22/2015 1:54:16 AM, by BCHARIE

    I had a joyous 3 day vacation. I returned home Thursday afternoon. Resumed my logging on Friday and I'm back in the pits at work. Had so much fun and feel very restored with the mini-vaca. I did not get the amount of exercise I had planned as the weather was cold (low 60's) and rainy. We did... Read more

  • Heart-broken but I still pushed forward

    8/21/2015 9:38:50 PM, by SUMTHNUNEEQ

    I started divorce proceedings in February. Long story short, it's just now making it's way through the system. I previously told my husband that he could stay until the divorce was final. Well, after all these months, he moved out this morning (his decision). He left me holding the bag (so to speak)... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/21/2015 10:19:35 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! woo hoo! a much less humid one,too. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say hi! not too much planned so far. i will take it. sometimes i just need a weekend like this. have a great weekend,everyone!... Read more

  • Eating Better Single

    8/20/2015 11:48:03 PM, by THECRAZYMANGO

    This past weekend was life changing for me as I had Ragnar (coming back this weekend to tell you about it) and broke up with my boyfriend of 2 years. We had our troubles but it wasn't terrible in the end. I just couldn't do it anymore. There's alot to it. One thing I tried to compromise with h... Read more

  • My reflection

    8/20/2015 8:00:23 PM, by DAMARIS135

    when I first started running I caught a glimpse of my reflection in this window. I then decide to not look. The person I saw didn't look anything like the person I wanted to be. I stopped looking and made a conscious decision not to. Today I happen to wipe the sweat off my brow and cheek. as I turne... Read more

  • What I Am Doing!

    8/20/2015 4:44:06 PM, by TREKPURRSON

    I am saving my life!... Read more

  • it's thursday

    8/20/2015 10:51:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    a windy and mostly cloudy day here today. i am catching up on housework and homework throughout the day. my daughter and two of her friends, who are twins, are spending the day together today. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Following up with planning

    8/18/2015 10:19:37 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    Well, I stayed off the treadmill today and attempted a shorter workout. Unfortunately, I did not care for the specific video I found. So, I followed it up with some fun time. I busted out my hoop and enjoyed an extra 20 minutes. Not much, I know, but I was trying to keep my workout to only 20 minute... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    8/18/2015 7:47:14 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very warm and mostly sunny day here. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. all the birds say hi. i spent some time today catching up on a few of my courses and organizing what i have to do in my other ones. my daughter is almost finished reading a book i got for her not too long ag... Read more

  • From the Ballerina with the Scars to the Fat Girl

    8/18/2015 1:12:55 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    This was me when I was maybe 7 years old, teased for having burn scars from having a coffee pot fall on me when I was two and for being fat. Do you see a fat girl here? A scarred girl? Or just a little girl playing ballerina? You see, in my mind, until somebody would mention my scars or m... Read more

  • Celebrate the small victories

    8/18/2015 11:22:08 AM, by SUMTHNUNEEQ

    Yesterday, my husband asked me if I wanted some Church's chicken for dinner. I told him no because I was going to stick to the leftovers I had already planned to eat since I'm trying to lose weight. My son didn't want any chicken, either. My husband went to get himself some. It smelled good when he ... Read more

  • One day at a time

    8/17/2015 10:16:47 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    We are gearing up for another semester. My time is already being crunched with an excess in the workload. Classes begin next week, which means I really need to be in my new routine by then for the best chance of success in my journey. My jogging has taken a step backwards. I was hanging in stro... Read more

  • Mountains of Change

    8/17/2015 9:10:55 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    I work as a server at Waffle House. I get a boat load of change on a regular basis. I've already wrapped some change in like March or April and it's time to do it again. This time around I have enough to fill up two nice size piggy banks. On Wednesday I sat there for about 2 hours emptyi... Read more

  • Reset Day 78: Still learning and a slice of vacation

    8/17/2015 11:26:46 AM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Yesterday we celebrated my son's birthday with the family. There were bbq ribs on the grill, fresh corn on the cob, side dishes and of course cake and ice cream. As I ate, I thought to myself: the celebrating never ends. Life IS a celebration! The light bulb went on again. There seems to be... Read more

  • a warm and sunny day

    8/17/2015 10:22:31 AM, by MOMMY445

    another warm.humid and xunny day here today,with a chance of rain later tonight. i am keeping cool and well hydrated and so is my daughter. all of the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's sunday

    8/16/2015 7:42:49 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to keep cool and extra hydrated here today. a very warm and humid day. i stayed cool and well hydrated today, and so did my daughter, all of the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • My reward

    8/16/2015 11:59:09 AM, by SUMTHNUNEEQ

    I've been a member of SP since 2008. I was slacking off and now I'm getting back on track. This past week (starting Monday) I started taking my weight loss journey more seriously. I walked a trail, every day. If I didn't get up in the morning (I like to go early), then I went when I did wake up or l... Read more

  • a warm sunny day

    8/15/2015 7:47:50 PM, by MOMMY445

    thank you for the many birthday wishes! i'm having a great day! all of the birds say hi! my daughter and her soccer team won one game and tied the other. all of the teams got individual trophies today. my daughter proudly has hers where everyone can see it that comes to visit. now i am just relaxing... Read more

  • One for the Money

    8/15/2015 5:45:21 PM, by CATHRINE2010

    One more week for the money. I am feeling confident about the outcome and hope I win. It has been a long journey. My name is Cat and I have been sparking since 2010. When I first started this journey it was about losing weight. Now it is about maintaining a healthy lifestyle. What a change. I though... Read more

  • Goal setting

    8/15/2015 11:42:59 AM, by K1TT3N

    I have set a new goal. I want to get down below 200 lbs by October 10th... Read more

  • How To Lose Weight Even When You Feel Hopeless

    8/14/2015 12:56:59 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I’ve gotten a lot of SparkMail asking about how I got started on my weight-loss journey and how I’ve come to lose so much weight without surgery. I've been reflecting a lot lately about what got me started and how I've stayed on track for so long. First of all, I read a book called ''You o... Read more

  • The Time to get SERIOUS is NOW

    8/14/2015 12:28:55 PM, by BCHARIE

    OK, I feel like I can move on from the stress of smoking 270 . I feel like giving up on the sleeping patterns. I have tried a lot of things and I'm getting NO WHERE. Maybe I would do better to just "Let it BE" Or try again after my vacation. I have 2 night shifts looming over the weekend ... Read more

  • Starting week 3 update

    8/14/2015 11:24:54 AM, by REALLYHOLLASA

    Here we go! I’m now starting week 3 of back to SparkPeople, and still doing well. I’ve been eating the appropriate amount of calories, according to sparkpeople, exercising for at least 30 minutes or 6000 steps a day, ate a very minimal amount of junk food, and most importantly, have kept trackin... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/14/2015 9:26:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    woo hoo! the weekend is here! hurray! i had a great day yesterday. here is to another great day! my daughter had fun with her friends the other day. tomorrow. she plays,along with her soccer team, in the morning, in a tournament. she has been practicing on and off all week for it. all the birds say ... Read more

  • The Glass Remains Half Empty

    8/13/2015 10:22:59 PM, by VEG954

    I want to thank everyone for the ongoing warmth and support. Just knowing others care goes a very long way. I was beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel when Medicare issues started. This has caused more stress than can be imagined. I am on more than one very expensive medic... Read more

  • Input on Planet Fitness & Anytime Fitness

    8/13/2015 5:49:04 PM, by WINTERRAIN

    Okay technically this is not a blog about my victories or my downfalls or anything like that. It's a question and I would like feedback, I figured this would be easier then posting in all my groups I belong to (however I may still do that later). Has anyone been a member of either of these gy... Read more

  • Morning Workouts and Naps

    8/13/2015 5:11:59 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Monday night I went in a couple hours early to help Edwin out. Tuesday I worked 5-9 to help Edwin out. Reason being for the extra hours was because the girl who was working on Monday and was supposed to work on Tuesday ate a steak and then walked out without saying anything to anybody and with... Read more

  • Reset day 74: I'm back, grateful and making a u-turn

    8/13/2015 4:19:35 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I am back from vacation. It was wonderful to be away. I reconnected with an old friend I hadn't seen in years. I laughed until my face hurt. I challenged myself with some hikes. I set my feet on the North Country Trail and planted a seed. I took my first ride on a quad. I saw the hand of God ... Read more

  • Rambling thoughts

    8/13/2015 3:12:36 PM, by BCHARIE

    One week ago I smoked my last cigarette, feeling very good about this. I am having a lot of coughing, which I assume is my villi asking to be sedated with the chemical fix of a smoke but "suck it up guys, it ain't happening!" I had a dream last night that I found 2 packs in my purse and put a cig... Read more

  • it's thursday

    8/13/2015 2:28:42 PM, by MOMMY445

    my good friend is treating me to dinner today. my daughter made me an awesome birthday card. i have been getting early birthday greetings from my friends and family all around the world. it is a very warm and sunny day here today. my daughter has another play date with two of her friends today. all ... Read more

  • So Long... (Rant)

    8/13/2015 8:15:36 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I came across the realization that it's been six YEARS since I said I was going to lose weight, and I now weigh 25 pounds more than I did then. I don't know where the time went, but I know my problems better than ever: snacks, desserts, internet/phone addiction, and generic laziness. I really (somet... Read more

  • Late Night Energy

    8/12/2015 9:49:54 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    I am so tired. The last few days I have become so tired around 8pm that I contemplated just going to bed right then and there. However, I figure if I go to bed that early, then I will wake up in the middle of the night and not fall back asleep. So, I stay up until my usual bedtime around 10-10:30pm ... Read more

  • My Anchor

    8/12/2015 6:44:28 PM, by TREKPURRSON

    This is my anchor; Please share yours! 381... Read more

  • Day 3

    8/12/2015 6:18:47 PM, by SHELLANFIT

    St weight 140.2 Goal wt. 125.2. Goal to shed 15 llbs by Oct 12/15 I am challenging myself to eat according to the 100 day real food challenge Fruits, veggies,nuts, dried fruit, milk products, unsweetened yogurt Lean meats, whole grains Packaged food/sauce with 5 or less real food ingredie... Read more

  • Habit Cycle.

    8/12/2015 3:05:55 PM, by STEENALLS

    I've been reading 'The Power of Habit' by Charles Duhigg and in it he explains how habits work, and how to change them. He explains that you can't get rid of old habits, but you can replace them. How? By recognizing the cues that trigger your routines and the rewards that make you crave those habits... Read more

  • Still Hiding Out

    8/12/2015 2:36:17 PM, by VEG954

    I prefer to blog about positive, happy things. Not happening right now. Have been eating out of control, isolating, not sleeping and depressed. When I look at what I'm blogging, I know the 'funk' is real. Can't hide it anymore. The thought of not being around anymore is tempting. I... Read more

  • a nice summer day

    8/12/2015 9:38:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off to a job fair in a short while. my daughter will be spending the day with her two good friends. all of the birds say hi. i have finished two of my online courses and i have switched my focus back to the other online ones i have been working on for the longest. i got a new kathy smith exercis... Read more

  • Day 6

    8/11/2015 8:02:36 PM, by BCHARIE

    I said I wouldn't but eeewwww! I went to hit up the grocery store and pick up Chinese, with my son....he drove and on the way home he lit up! Initially I panicked, rolled down my window and chanted "nope, nope, nope, nope, nope." (Not one puff ever!). Panic turned to nausea, and oh, thank God I c... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    8/11/2015 10:48:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. my daughter and i will be heading to the library later this afternoon. both of us enjoy going to the library. all of the birds say hi. my asthma flared up for a while yesterday. it is flaring up a bit this morning, so i am taking it easy and pacing myself. have a wo... Read more

  • Day 5

    8/10/2015 4:33:35 PM, by BCHARIE

    I think this shall be my last "quitting" blog,, unless I come across something highly interesting and worthy of writing about. I continue to read in my all your supportive comments, daily, specially fellow sparker, Davidprescott, who gave me the mantra "NOPE". I have ventured into some of the ... Read more

  • The Day After...

    8/10/2015 7:48:58 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    If you had a bad day at work, you wouldn't quit your job or take off for a few days at a time. So why do we do that with our healthy plans? At work, if we did that- absolutely nothing would get done and business would grind to a halt because EVERYONE has bad days. The trick is to not say "tomorro... Read more

  • Made in the USA

    8/9/2015 8:33:25 PM, by IMAVISION

    232 189 232 189 232 189 232 189 232 189 The following was sent to me through e-mail. It gives one lots of "food for thought". Many years back, my beloved MrV's aunt used to be very careful to buy only products/goods produced in the United States. At the time, I saw no sen... Read more

  • Day 4

    8/9/2015 4:48:47 PM, by BCHARIE

    A night shift totally devoid of the magic smoking sticks. I did miss my morning drive smoke but ate a delicious apple, dripping apple juice all over, going to have to clean my sticky steering wheel! Sat on the deck and my son offered me a cigarette, I said no of course. Slept for 4 hours and feel... Read more

  • Cleaning out the closets... again

    8/9/2015 3:39:40 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    I know it is a horrible habit to keep a stock of clothing that I have outgrown in belief that one day I will fit back into them again. I know that cleaning out the closet and donating clothes that are too small is therapeutic and representative of cleaning out all of one's mental struggles, etc, etc... Read more

  • How You Always Have A New Chance At Life

    8/9/2015 1:35:08 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    No matter where you are or what condition you are in, you have a chance to make healthy changes to better your situation. I say that because I used to weigh 460 pounds, was bed-ridden with disabilities and chronic pain. I now weigh 225 pounds less with no weight-loss surgery and can walk with and w... Read more

  • Trying out the app...

    8/8/2015 10:27:20 PM, by THECRAZYMANGO

    I've tried the app off and on but love the newest update. I can blog from it in my phone. Pretty awesome! In other news, my boyfriend is being odd. He told me to track which he doesnt ever. As he says he doesn't care. Tonight I can't be willy nilly and track whenever I want. There is a truth to tha... Read more