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  • Staying Focused

    5/24/2015 6:30:13 AM, by CATHRINE2010

    I haven't been on here in a while. I have been tracking and spinning the wheel just not blogging. Sometimes I don't know what to say. Other times I don't know how to say it. My dear lovely spark friends, how I wouldn't have been able to do this journey without you. You all mean the world to me, ... Read more

  • SIGNING OFF EARLY !!

    5/24/2015 12:17:06 AM, by GRANDMAFRANNY

    JUST WALKED AND GOING UPSTAIRS TO 102 THEN GET UP AT 3:30 AM TO DELIVER 26 PAPER'S TO RESIDENT'S AND THEN 102 THEN GET UP AT 6 AM TO GO TO SERVE AT COMMUNITY HOUSE PANCAKE HOUSE SERVING ABOUT 200 PEOPLE SO I'LL PUT ON THE STEP'S FOR THAT STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES 102 NIGHT-NIGHT... Read more

  • Dealing with Reality

    5/23/2015 9:58:58 PM, by VEG954

    Have been in a funk the last few weeks. I have known that a few friends were dealing with cancer and not doing well. One is in the hospital scheduled for more surgeries. Another is in a nursing home since she can no longer live alone. Visited a young man with gastrointestinal complicat... Read more

  • Short Quiz #5 (for fun)!

    5/23/2015 8:52:30 PM, by IMAVISION

    38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 Well, 524 & 304 for checking this for fun quiz out. God bless you in all areas of life! 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 There are 102 of these in Sea Isle City, New Jersey. What is it? 1) Churches 2) Homes with children ... Read more

  • Saturday Night

    5/23/2015 6:11:05 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    This weekend is the Bayou Fest, women's basketball game and a concert of some sort. We did over $2100 last night from 9-7. It didn't really feel like we were that busy. Derrick ended up being a little late last night. They hired Ashley back. She didn't do much last night. Her and Derrick ended... Read more

  • Ok....so gently was for about 15 Minutes!

    5/23/2015 4:13:35 PM, by AMETHYSTSTAR

    After my roommates (hereafter known as "family") left for their busy day, I took a long,wonderfully hot, restorative shower. It was then my body decided that I had more energy than my brain thought I did and I have been going ever since! Had a healthy breakfast/brunch, cleaned my room and bathroom, ... Read more

  • Treating myself gently this long weekend

    5/23/2015 12:26:43 PM, by AMETHYSTSTAR

    My body as declared it is going to be a very lazy day. I think my body realized that we didn't HAVE to do anything and it is really letting me know how unhappy it has been this last week. I hardly have the energy to move. I slept deep and hard until the sun came up just before 5:00, so i just dozed... Read more

  • Slightly Upset

    5/22/2015 8:28:29 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    img=10321] I have been watching 19 Kids and Counting pretty much since the first show aired and I watch their friends show Growing Up Bates and then I see every where on Facebook that the oldest boy Josh wasn't so well behaved. I'm a little shocked but I realize that no single family is perfect... Read more

  • Words I should ponder or practice

    5/22/2015 4:50:30 PM, by TATHY49

    I should practice more often to say the word "No " ... Read more

  • FREE SparkRally July 25, Registering Now

    5/22/2015 1:47:02 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    July 25th, we will be having a SPARK RALLY at the Noblesville, Indiana Library from 10 am -5 pm. BE EXCITED! We always have lots of fun and YOU are invited! You have to register via the Noblesville Library, more info to come on how to do that. We will be hearing from Bradmill2922 who has lo... Read more

  • getting ready to start my day

    5/22/2015 9:07:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off to a slow and steady start this morning. my daughter had a great time playing soccer last night and so did i. she really likes to play soccer and i enjoy watching her play. all of the birds say hi. friday is finally here. i had a really short work week this week. if i had my way,i'd work a f... Read more

  • 1 pound at a time...I can do this!

    5/22/2015 8:27:10 AM, by AMETHYSTSTAR

    This has been an incredibly difficult week! One of my co-workers just up and walked out Tuesday at 11:30, leaving an already stressed out, over worked department of 3 in the lurch. Now down to just two of us, I have been working just short of 12 hour days since then. I take my lunch break but not ... Read more

  • 3 yrs mia I'm back and taking names

    5/21/2015 6:56:17 PM, by DAMARIS135

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  • a sunny,windy day

    5/21/2015 1:29:10 PM, by MOMMY445

    i ended up taking the day off work yesterday. i was just too wiped out and i knew i would not be able to focus that well. i will try tomorrow and take it from there. today,my daughter starts soccer. she is sooooooo excited and wants to go early after she has her supper. i am excited,too! i finally w... Read more

  • Mindful May – Weighing In with BCA

    5/20/2015 10:28:58 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    I am not sure how to record my weight today. I followed through with my normal Wednesday jump-on-the-scale-first-thing this morning, and the the same scale I have been using throughout my weightloss journey indicated that I had lost 1.6 pounds. Not too shabby. I'm one step closer to breaking back in... Read more

  • Attempt

    5/20/2015 4:49:53 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    So I am attempting to get out of work tonight. A couple of reasons why. One the girl who wants to switch with me didn't work the last 2 days because something came up. Two is I am tired and I don't feel like going to work tonight. Three is Elijah's last day of school is tomorrow and I want a f... Read more

  • a cool sunny day

    5/20/2015 10:34:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's a cool day here today. found out the other day at work that i need to take a different approach to how i am entering information. what i was doing is not working as well as i thought. so i am trying some suggestions from the boss to see if that helps. if they do not help and after my eye checku... Read more

  • Click and Spark!

    5/20/2015 10:30:12 AM, by KEELSKICKSBUTT

    My husband and I started off the month of May as a clean eating and no drinking month. I was back at 186.6lbs (heaviest I have been in like 2 years!) and my husband weighed himself earlier this year and weighed 305lbs! I now weigh 176.4 and my husband weighs 281lbs! I'm not sure why it has cli... Read more

  • You are NOT flawed!

    5/19/2015 6:10:38 PM, by STEENALLS

    For years I've felt there is something about me that needs to be "fixed". I always felt the need to apologize for being so imperfect, so flawed, so broken. Realizing this caused me to look a little deeper, and to find a truth. I am NOT flawed! YOU are NOT flawed. Flawed says there's something wrong ... Read more

  • Yes! I am starting to see the payoff!

    5/19/2015 1:17:07 PM, by DAMARIS135

    So this was the first day I started working out 3/2/15 (sw around 205 or more). This is my first/ before picture.I look thrilled don't I? I had bought this xxl work out shirt and it was tight. I was bummed it, an XXL shirt, didn't fit and I put it away somewhere and lost it but I found it yesterday... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    5/19/2015 10:37:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great time in niagara falls the other day. i may go there again next weekend. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. i will be heading to work later this afternoon. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Mindful May -- Noticing a Difference

    5/18/2015 10:29:52 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    Losing weight takes time. It is just in the beginning of the third full week in May, and I have been noticing a slight difference. When I say slight, I do mean very slight. Some days I see more than others, as if all it happens to be is how much I am bloating on a particular day. My clothes seem to ... Read more

  • A better day than I could have hoped for!

    5/18/2015 9:52:53 PM, by AMETHYSTSTAR

    In spite the very cranky start to my morning, I had a pretty good day! I walked on both my breaks and stayed well within my calorie range, even with the additional calories from my walks. I am completely satiated, and still had 409 calories left over. Despite myself, I am making progress! That... Read more

  • Victory, though small, still....

    5/18/2015 12:58:29 PM, by BCHARIE

    Today, I had to go for work training. 1st, I had to be awake during the early a.m. This is not my . M.O.as a night shifter. However, up at 7 a.m. ate a good breakfast and I'm off and running (figuratively). Didn't pack a lunch as I didn't know what they day would hold. I voyage to Au Ban Pan, wh... Read more

  • Well , where should I start?

    5/18/2015 12:33:10 PM, by TATHY49

    Today , actually , the past couple of days have been a total challenge for me , dealing with more stress than years before and the pain , don't let me get start on the pain .... It seems that everyday I am in more pain than before, the pain meds are giving me more pain since I have an ulcer an... Read more

  • Mornings like this

    5/18/2015 9:02:37 AM, by AMETHYSTSTAR

    I woke up cranky and negative this morning, which I absolutely hate! I didn't sleep well (it was too warm) and I tossed and turned all night. Nothing I read this morning is inspiring me, and I'm in one of those dreadful "what's the point" frame of minds. I have already set my menu for today an... Read more

  • Mindful May -- Feeling Productive

    5/17/2015 10:28:17 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    I had quite the day today. Last night, I made good on my promise to myself and scheduled a list of things to do today. Of everything I had listed on there, there were only a few items that I did not get to. For two of them, I should have known better. One was to finish the book I am reading, and the... Read more

  • Words to Inspire #5

    5/17/2015 8:01:41 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 β€œYou've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance. ~ Lee Iacocca 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184... Read more

  • it's sunday

    5/17/2015 12:13:52 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off shortly to niagara falls, on the canadian side. with my family and friends. all the birds say hi and so does my daughter. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Upgrade

    5/16/2015 7:41:05 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    I finally got an upgrade on my phone. I went from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 5s or 5c or something. Got more storage like I wanted and I still have iTunes. I can add more songs to my playlist and get a few more apps on my phone and take some more pictures without having to worry about deleting... Read more

  • Home alone πŸ‘£πŸ‘Ύ

    5/16/2015 4:45:15 PM, by TATHY49

    Home alone?? At least I thought I was home alone ...πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ‘‹πŸ½πŸ’
    …πŸ½πŸŒΉπŸŽπŸ•πŸ•πŸ•π
    Ÿ’🐒🐒🐒 , but I am never alone ,I have my lovely dogs by my side looking at me while I do my chores and when I get ready to do my daily exercises they are right there with me πŸ’... Read more

  • HALT Emotional Eating

    5/16/2015 8:47:15 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I learned a saying back when I was going to Overeaters Annonymous called HALT which stands for HUNGRY, ANGRY, LONELY and Tired. I actually like to add a B with that to represent Bored for the times you are most likely to emotionally eat. First ask yourself are you actually stomach hungry or he... Read more

  • it's friday

    5/15/2015 8:51:32 AM, by MOMMY445

    a cloudy and not extra warm day here today. i am still taking it easy on the days when i have to work,more than i was doing. i am trying a few suggestions from my good friend and family to see if i can get back the energy,focus i need to do well in every area of my life. sometimes it feels like ther... Read more

  • Mindful May -- Lists and Schedules

    5/14/2015 11:01:09 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    There are so many things I want to do this summer. I need to sit down and make a list of everything, but I know that there is not going to be enough time to accomplish it all. I just worry about getting even one thing checked off that soon to be made list. I have been focusing a lot on taking ... Read more

  • Exercise

    5/14/2015 9:00:01 PM, by CCJOTRL

    I am about to start a life changing training program... Read more

  • a bright sunny day

    5/14/2015 9:49:16 AM, by MOMMY445

    a much needed day off for me today. i am just getting my day going. my daughter is really looking forward to going to soccer next week. what she does not know is that mommy will be at the game next week. the first night is practice. the second one, on the thursday night, is the actual game. this tim... Read more

  • Words to Inspire #4

    5/14/2015 1:53:21 AM, by IMAVISION

    195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 "Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius." ~ Georges-Louis Leclerc (later Comte de Buffon) 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184... Read more

  • Mindful May – Weighing In

    5/13/2015 9:02:33 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    My day did not start off on a great note. Since it is Wednesday, the only day I jump on the scale, I started my morning routine by checking in with the number of the week. Unfortunately, I did not lose any weight at all. On a different note, I did not gain any either. I maintained up to the exact te... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    5/13/2015 10:32:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    another busy day coming up at work for me today. i am going in even earlier than i did yesterday. i will really enjoy my off day tomorrow. i am definitely going to need it. all the birds say hi. my daughter sends hugs. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • The good stuff

    5/13/2015 6:52:40 AM, by KATIEWILL5

    OK I have been watching the news it has been bumming me out, so much tragedy in the world so i thought i would blog this and ask people to give me the good stuff here happy news Things that inspire you encourage you or just put a smile on your face the way dragonflies do for me or a a duck and h... Read more

  • Killing my Babies

    5/12/2015 10:23:41 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    I rarely read Science Fiction. I did enjoy Jules Verne's more or less prophetic Science Fiction novels back when I was in junior high. But in college I took a Modern Lit class. When we got to modern (for 1972) Science Fiction, the instructor sucked all the enjoyment out of the genre by trying to pr... Read more

  • Good 'ol fashioned digging

    5/12/2015 2:29:16 PM, by ANDIG8

    Prepping the garden last night. I was going to till it but couldn't get the tiller to run. So I started digging. My rows were about 8-10 inches deep, all the way across, dig the next row, toss the dirt into the prior ditch. Although my garden isn't very big - probably about 8x12 feet (I'... Read more

  • Returning Missionary

    5/12/2015 2:18:38 PM, by BCHARIE

    My father in law, a minister, use to say, "I want to be a returning missionary." He wanted all the glory of going to a foreign land and doing the hard stuff and sacrifices without really going there. Just be the "returned" showing the slides, giving the inspirational messages of the wonderful thi... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    5/12/2015 10:24:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    at work, there were two less people available in our department yesterday. ended up working until 1am last night. feeling tired this morning, so i will take it easy until i head to work later. i may treat myself to something before i head to work today. my daughter enjoys going to school. she starts... Read more

  • Feeling Hopeful

    5/12/2015 5:15:16 AM, by SLIMGRAM2

    Coming back to Spark is always fun but also a challenge. I have become so lazy because of my aches and pains that when I get home from work I sit down and don't want to move. I know that to feel better moving is important. I'm feeling hopeful that as one day leads into another I can get back on... Read more

  • Geocaching and Mother's Day

    5/11/2015 6:09:06 PM, by K1TT3N

    1st I hope everyone had a great Mother's Day. DH , DD , her friend and I went geocaching for the first time on Saturday, I loved it , even though the heat made me sick and we had to stop after 4 caches. My DH got my the app and subscription for Mother's Day. Awesome gift, DD made me a card, a... Read more

  • Working

    5/11/2015 2:31:49 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Payday is on Sundays either before our shift starts or after it starts. Every once in a while the manager will pay us on Saturday. Which is fine by me especially on Saturday nights into Sunday mornings. If they give us the paycheck on Saturday night then we can clock out and roll out and not h... Read more

  • it's monday

    5/11/2015 11:13:00 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great weekend and a great mother's day yesterday! my daughter made me a beautiful card and bracelet. i am wearing the bracelet now and i will wear it to work later. my french online course starts tomorrow and i am ready to start it. i am still working on my other two online college courses. ... Read more

  • The Need For Change Is Here

    5/11/2015 8:36:43 AM, by SLIMGRAM2

    Hello Spark Friends! This past year has been a very difficult year! My Son and his wife along with my two Grandchildren moved in with hubby and I in January of 2014. Jobs have been hard to come by and they are still living with us. My Daughter In Law is now working and my Son is still looki... Read more

  • Mindful May -- First Virtual 5k

    5/10/2015 11:11:21 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    It sometimes amazes me that there is still so much about SP that I do not know. Hunting around for a new challenge yesterday, I spent quite a bit of time on SP looking around for something that would intrigue me enough to motivate my workouts. I found a couple challenges (one of them I'm not sure I'... Read more

  • Celebrating and mourning

    5/10/2015 6:06:06 PM, by AMETHYSTSTAR

    I've had a great couple of days so far. Did all my grocery shopping yesterday morning, had lunch with a friend and her little girl, after which we went to see the movie! Omigosh!! Loved it! I had a healthy breakfast, a burrito supreme for lunch and some candy at the movie.I'm very good with that. ... Read more

  • Short Quiz #4 (for fun)!

    5/9/2015 8:41:57 PM, by IMAVISION

    38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 213 So pleased you have taken time to stop by! Enjoy this fourth short quiz. This truly is the fourth one. I accidentally deleted the second one! 198 Proving once again just how gifted this gal can be! 20 144 To all the Mom’s reading this:... Read more

  • Last Night

    5/9/2015 6:09:24 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Last night went better than expected even tho two servers left at 7 and the other left at 6:30. I was surprised to be clocked out at 7:30. One of the first shift servers came out and started taking orders without me asking. I was surprised that she came out and started taking orders. It's all ... Read more

  • Seeing Myself in a Dressing Room Mirror!

    5/9/2015 1:29:39 AM, by TREKPURRSON

    I had an "epiphany" in a dressing room mirror today! I suddenly realized I was in public, wearing shorts so big for me that they were falling off, and a shirt 2 sizes too big! I did a double-take at my reflection! I somehow was not SEEING my weight loss changes! When I had to keep trying on sm... Read more

  • Two More Nights

    5/8/2015 7:34:41 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Sharon and I were texting this evening. It turns out she was supposed to be at work at 5 and she didn't know it. We both thought only Derrick worked til 2 but she's also working til 2. That leaves me and Marcia working after that. Marcia is probably going to be leaving at 6:30 and quit taking ... Read more

  • Here I am

    5/8/2015 1:56:26 PM, by TATHY49

    Here I am today , reevaluating my goals, deciding my next step prioritizing my decisions and looking into my past failures ??? Or past mistakes ??? I know the journey ahead is hard and that I will find obstacles and negativity My mind is made up ; one day at the time , one goal at the time , one s... Read more

  • A warm sunny spring day

    5/8/2015 9:01:38 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter is feeling much better today and went to school. i found a few more places to live that are within my budget. my good friend is helping me to find somewhere that is affordable and not too far from work for me. a place where the bus service goes late if i need to use it. he is also lookin... Read more

  • Making progress 1 day at a time

    5/8/2015 8:54:24 AM, by AMETHYSTSTAR

    Another successful week! I know I said I wasn't going to weigh myself every week, apparently I fibbed! *LOL* I did so well this week I just had to see....I'm glad I did! I know this is not going to be an every week or even every other week loss, but is just what I needed for today. Pay day Fr... Read more

  • Surgery update

    5/8/2015 4:03:38 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Still frustrated by bad Shoulder surgery pain. Chuck updated you that they had to snip a tendon that had ripped, rotator cuff was torn but not at a fixable state yet.. Burrs and spurs removed, collar bone shaved.. New developments of numbness in fingertips to be checked next week.... Read more

  • Words to Inspire #3

    5/7/2015 8:00:31 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 β€œDon't give up because things are hard, but work harder, when you think of giving up.” ~ Anthony Liccione 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184... Read more

  • Gardening

    5/7/2015 6:27:27 PM, by BCHARIE

    I love to garden! Today I planted what we call the salad coffin. (Raised bed 3feet tall, 6 feet wide). Planted mesclun, parsley, oregano, basil. I toted bricks and built a wall for Canna's. Weeded like crazy. Planted a pot with cherry tomatoes. Moved a stone sundial. Heavy lifting, muscles ar... Read more

  • it's thursday

    5/7/2015 10:13:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter is a bit under the weather today and is home from school. i was not feeling well myself the other day. perhaps there is something going around. i am heading out the door shortly to spend some extra time with her and to get something for my mom for mother's day. all the birds say hi. anot... Read more

  • Latest Setback

    5/7/2015 6:56:39 AM, by CCJOTRL

    I feel like I'm in the middle of a big set back. Not sure why but things have plateaud again. Lost 7 pounds and gained two back so now I'm stuck! My body does not want to stay below 160! Ha new challenge there. I'm going to beat that number... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    5/6/2015 9:39:03 AM, by MOMMY445

    at work this week, our department is short handed. yesterday, it was short two people, which resulted in everyone having to work past midnight last night. today, it will be short one person, who is off due to illness. it looks like a very busy week at work this week. i put in a bit of extra time yes... Read more

  • Spreadsheets to the Rescue

    5/5/2015 11:19:12 PM, by KERISMA

    So, after a couple of weeks "on" - I feel back off until today. I got to thinking: even if I have 40+ pounds to lose, all it will take is long term goal planning and realistic expectations. I'm awesome at planning, so I looked around for a 12-week weight loss plan, and then after that I plan to do a... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    5/5/2015 1:11:21 PM, by MOMMY445

    another mild day here today. my daughter is enjoying the weather these days and so am i. getting ready to leave for work shortly. all the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Another Short Quiz (for fun)!

    5/5/2015 1:07:09 PM, by IMAVISION

    38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 304 for stopping by to take this "for fun" quiz! 381 as we remember the words of Charles H. Spurgeon: "By perseverance the snail reached the ark." God bless you this day & each day to come! 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 Ac... Read more

  • Half Marathon #4

    5/4/2015 9:57:03 PM, by THECRAZYMANGO

    Well, this weekend I ran half marathon #4 and already am looking to run #5 and #6 at the end of summer or beginning of fall. The last time I ran a half was two years ago. It was my slowest time of all my halfs but I just got back into running six months ago and am 40 pounds heavier. I took the... Read more

  • Random Stuff

    5/4/2015 4:00:22 PM, by BCHARIE

    When I fractured my spine winter was setting in and I decided I NEEDED a treadmill. I had to ask my poa of finances for $$$. He (my brother) said OK, but you won't use it. Happily I am reporting....yes I do! It has a Julienne Michaels work out and I power through her workout several times a week... Read more

  • Not Feeling It

    5/4/2015 2:36:28 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    I decided to text my manager back and let her know that I would make the switch and work last night and be off tonight but she said never mind and that the shift was taken care of so I was off last night and I work tonight and off tomorrow night. I work Wednesday thru Saturday. Off on Sunday, ... Read more

  • Life gets in the way!

    5/4/2015 12:12:51 PM, by GREYLOVER31

    Wow, close to two whole years since my last entry. That should explain my blog title! And come to think of it, that's when our family began the "hockey lifestyle" . We always talk about lifestyles when it comes to making changes to ourselves. Well, let me tell you - we were not ready for that li... Read more

  • it's monday

    5/4/2015 8:58:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has begun! with incredible weather here,too! i treated my good friend to dinner the other day. he has been such a huge help and is a huge supporter of what i do and of who i am. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i will get outdoors in a while and get some necessities.... Read more

  • Words to Inspire #2

    5/3/2015 6:32:26 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 "Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself...Nothing is impossible!" ~ Norman Vincent Peale 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184... Read more

  • Debate

    5/3/2015 3:38:35 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    That was last night and into today. Shortly after I fell asleep I got a text from my manager asking if I'd work for Sharon tonight and be off tomorrow night. I am really debating on if I want to be off tonight and work tomorrow night or work tonight and be off tomorrow. It would be great to ha... Read more

  • A successful week

    5/2/2015 11:08:38 PM, by AMETHYSTSTAR

    Somewhere early in the week, something apparently clicked. I stayed within my calorie range all week. I turned down all the offers for snacks, bites, and nibbles from my friend who works next to me. I'm rather surprised to find I was determined to stay in control (Not one of my strong points...obv... Read more

  • Working Tonight

    5/2/2015 7:05:01 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    I prefer the 4 days to be during the day and in a row and my off days be at least Saturday and Sunday. I don't care if my other day off is Friday or Monday. I don't care which one. I will take either one off. Today was amazing. No nap for me today but I have enough caffeine to keep me up for m... Read more

  • I'm down. to 212, by June 1st I hope to see 199

    5/2/2015 2:06:13 PM, by LUCKY1964

    I have had a few trying weeks this past month and I hope this next month is the month of change for me. I will see the scale go down even further this coming month and I am going to be making a lot of positive changes in my life as a whole.... Read more

  • Premiere of "Words to Inspire"!

    5/1/2015 9:15:22 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 β€œAlthough time seems to fly, it never travels faster than one day at a time. Each day is a new opportunity to live your life to the fullest. In each waking day, you will find scores of blessings & opportunities for positive change. Do not let yo... Read more

  • Did You Know That...

    5/1/2015 9:05:23 PM, by TREKPURRSON

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  • it's friday

    5/1/2015 9:18:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! the weather is going to be warm and mostly sunny here this weekend. so i will definitely get out and enjoy it and i know my daughter will be doing so,too. she got an a and another a on two different quizzes at school the other day. she had to show me and anyone that woul... Read more

  • BEAST MODE CHALLENGE

    5/1/2015 9:09:13 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    Goals: 1. -20 pounds in 90 days to meet Step 1 for my knee replacement. 2. 14 to18 days to finish my Sci-Fi short story. 3. In the gym, (not home gym), 4 days a week. Add a new free weight exercise each week. 4. 2 meals a day will be either Mediterranean or South Beach Phase 2. ... Read more

  • A Great WLV! :-)

    5/1/2015 12:20:03 AM, by TREKPURRSON

    521 I am so happy with my latest Weight Loss Victory! At my 6 months checkup at allergist yesterday, they weighed me, as they do at each of my visits. Last October 29th, I weighed 205. Yesterday, April 29th, on the same doctor's scale, I weighed 192 (fully clothed! and after lunch!)!! That's a weigh... Read more

  • Off on a Friday Night

    4/30/2015 5:48:54 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    When they put the new schedule I really didn't pay attention to the days I actually worked. Just the days I have off. The next day I looked more carefully and noticed that the name that started with D wasn't my name but Derricks name on the schedule for Friday. I am off on a Friday night! I ha... Read more

  • It's been awhile

    4/30/2015 12:10:10 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I got off track something bad. Now, it's time to, at least, return my food and exercise levels to normal. Hopefully, after I regain normalcy, I can then move forward and do better. ... Read more

  • plenty of sunshine

    4/30/2015 8:58:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,sunny spring day here today! woo hoo! a day for me to get outdoors and have fun! get to spend some time with my family today,including my beautiful daughter. i do have a few errands to run this afternoon and that is it. i will make the most out of the great weather here and have a terrif... Read more

  • Back to Work Tonight

    4/29/2015 2:13:07 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    I've been up since 6:15 this morning and I have work tonight. Not really looking forward to it. On the bright side I am working two nights in a row. I am off on Friday night. I'm looking forward to having Friday night off. As of right now it's looking really nice on Saturday. We are talking ab... Read more

  • Encouragement!

    4/29/2015 12:52:25 PM, by KATIEWILL5

    For years I played with getting healthier and losing weight I would get tired of watching the calories tired of all the success stories and realizing that was not me and it probably never would be Not until I became a vegetarian did i ever feel any kind of real success would come my way Never g... Read more

  • Learning to fly

    4/29/2015 10:26:31 AM, by ASTRA58

    I've looked back over my last few blogs and they have all had the same theme of starting over. It seems that since my mom got sick last year in June, I just haven't put in the effort to take care of me and then I would make an abortive re-start, which wouldn't last long. So maybe I've been loo... Read more

  • Epic Fails

    4/28/2015 5:58:05 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    I am off work tonight and when I work the night before and I'm off the next night I only sleep til about noon or 1 at the latest so I can go back to sleep tonight. I hate the schedule. I was off on Sunday, worked last night. I am off tonight and I work tomorrow night and Thursday night and I'm... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    4/28/2015 1:39:51 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,sunny spring day here today. went out for a long walk this morning. heading off to work shortly. my daughter says hi and so do all the birds. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • My Exercise Routine

    4/28/2015 6:48:10 AM, by CCJOTRL

    I have been kicking up my running in a smart way. Today I will start back in with my strength training. I am working on jump roping too. I also want to try some hula hooping... Read more

  • Keep on Keepin' on

    4/27/2015 10:54:03 AM, by SWEETSNOMO

    Still going after a short break for Easter, a wedding, spring break. Back on track and keepin' on...... Read more

  • Yeah, Yeah!

    4/27/2015 6:59:33 AM, by SUZYBGOOD

    Blah, Blah, Blah...back again. Blah, Blah, Blah...this time. Yeah, Yeah, heard it all before! Just do it. No promises, no going to try. Just moving and doing. No more talk, just action. Don't really expect to hear much from me.... Read more

  • it's sunday

    4/26/2015 9:13:04 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to rest and reflect for me today. got some course work done, some housework done and the grocery shopping done. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say hi,too. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • reset

    4/26/2015 3:21:07 PM, by K1TT3N

    Reset on counting days , but down 25 lbs since January, the Dr notice the difference and was happy... Read more

  • Day 193 of the 275 Day Challenge.

    4/26/2015 1:34:31 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    Well, this challenge didn't work... at all. In fact, I've gained weight from the beginning of the challenge. Not only have I gained weight, but I have lost muscle, so it's fat x 2. I have figured out my secret weapons though: coffee and "amazing people" videos. I have 90 days until Otakon so I have ... Read more

  • Exercises For When You Think You Can't

    4/25/2015 7:20:24 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Yep, I'm disabled but I still exercise. I have degenerative joint disease, fibromyalgia, disks in my back that have herniated, slipped and are bulging, pinched nerve bundles, slipped neck disks, arthritis and knees that need replaced and yes, I could actually go on... The point is you can usually do... Read more

  • Which Golden Girl Are You?

    4/25/2015 5:42:43 PM, by IMAVISION

    184 38 184 38184 38 184 38184 38 As always, 304 for stopping in to check this out. May you know the blessing of loving & receiving love in return! 184 38 184 38184 38 184 38184 38 Take the Golden Girls personality quiz & find out if you are a Blanche, Dorothy, Rose or S... Read more

  • Hot Body Year Round

    4/24/2015 6:00:41 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Cassie Ho with blogilates came out with a book called Hot Body Year Round. There was an option to pre-order it but at the time I didn't have my debit card. Since I have gotten my debit card I have done some online shopping. One of the things I got online was this book. I've been wanting this b... Read more

  • Three quotes!

    4/24/2015 2:04:56 PM, by IMAVISION

    386 381 386 381 386 381 386 381386 381 304 for checking these quotes out. I certainly enjoyed them & am hoping that you will, too! I especially enjoyed the last one! 20 God bless the rest of your Friday & the coming weekend with success in all areas! 386 381 386 381... Read more