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  • Succintly Short

    5/23/2016 3:29:36 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    As from before, food quality and exercise quantity are down. I've put in place a few things that should increase the amounts and varieties of exercise I get. I found some martial arts classes and I hope to attend them soon. Keep On Keepin' On!... Read more

  • it's monday

    5/23/2016 1:55:45 PM, by MOMMY445

    a great day to get outdoors and enjoy here today. sunny and warm, with no chance of rain. did a lot of walking yesterday. taking it a bit easy today. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • 70lbs gone for good!!

    5/22/2016 12:02:34 PM, by MELSMIMI

    Well, I didnt wait a week to weigh so it was only .4 lost, but yahooooo it put me at 70 lbs gone for good. 70lbs....that sounds like it is to good to be true! Half way there :)... Read more

  • What Do I Do Now

    5/21/2016 11:52:13 AM, by ANUMIAT59

    I often wondered how people drown when they see the water rising. How in the world do you not see the water and why don't you move to higher ground before the water gets up to your neck. I figured it out - you don't see the water. You are to busy looking out ahead instead of occasionally glancing... Read more

  • Pardon my Silent Scream...

    5/20/2016 11:29:33 PM, by TREKPURRSON

    TREKPURRSON is hoping that Spark People will let us CHOOSE to keep our Spark Pages truly OURS! Springing a new format on us was not fair! I'm doing my best to adapt and keep MY PAGE looking how I want it to look! Who's with me, my Sparkies???... Read more

  • Starting again

    5/20/2016 9:16:45 PM, by HIERPOWRD

    I have been with another weight loss program for the year. I lost 24 pounds which was a start. I played around and didn't stay focused. I learned about my food addiction. I had to admit that "I eat because ..." (fill in the blank) I have learned to log all my food and make better choices. I always... Read more

  • The "Songs" Still in Your Heart!

    5/20/2016 1:04:01 PM, by BLESSEDGRANDMA

    We were taking "Captain America" home this evening when a favorite old song came on the radio...I told Lavell that it had to be at least 45-50 years old. From the back seat, we heard: "What? I did not know that songs had birthdays!" Hmmmm, songs do have "birthdays" don't they? How many of us have so... Read more

  • Hey hey hey 69.6 lbs gfg

    5/19/2016 5:08:46 PM, by MELSMIMI

    I don't usually weigh but once a week. I was kind of surprised when I had only lost a pound on my weigh in, so I decided to weigh today. Another pound gone! I knew I had lost more. It felt like it. 230.4. Do you know how good that feels to say!! It feels fantastic fabulous incredible magnif... Read more

  • Little Changes

    5/19/2016 1:59:26 PM, by RUTHRINA

    I have always had a weakness for chocolate. Especially when it's on sale. Today, I was at the supermarket, feeling lousy with a cold and there it was. The jumbo size tootsie roll for $1. I picked it up out of habit, looked at it, and put it back down. Didn't even struggle with the decision. Fel... Read more

  • it's thursday

    5/19/2016 11:16:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day for me to take it easy. i got through my first week of night classes in english and math. i think i did pretty good, considering i have been away from english courses for quite a while. i am getting back into the swing of it,now. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! my parent... Read more

  • Love me now, love me than, love me later.....

    5/19/2016 8:05:11 AM, by BROWNNLUV81

    I can only speak from my perspective, so here goes. I've been on this weight loss journey for a long time and I have had some minor victories but more often than not, major defeats. At this exact moment I weigh 306 lbs, way more than when I started my spark page back in 2011. So why am I here eve... Read more

  • Only 3 more lbs to my weight 10 years ago...

    5/19/2016 12:48:07 AM, by MELSMIMI

    Wow!! 68.6 lbs gone for good. 231.4 Only 3 more lbs until I hit 228 which is what I weighed 10 years ago here on Sparks...unreal! I can't believe I got to 300. Why didn't I stop it?? I tried. Last year I joined WW and lost 50 lbs, but the 50 a month was just too much money so I stopped going. ... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    5/18/2016 11:48:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    i finally got back the results from the blood tests my doctor asked me to do. most of the results are okay and some are not. i will work with my doctor to get them to be okay. i had been having some soreness and pain in my lower front left leg, so my doctor ran some tests to see what may be causing ... Read more

  • Enjoy the Little Things...

    5/17/2016 10:36:10 PM, by TREKPURRSON

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  • it's tuesday

    5/17/2016 8:01:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new day has started. let's see what it brings! i made it through the first night of classes for english and math. these are in addition to the math i am working on during the day. i am almost done the one during the day. that one will finish this month. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say ch... Read more

  • Second Attempt- This Time For ME

    5/16/2016 9:42:42 PM, by RUTHRINA

    4 years ago, I won the challenge at work by losing 35 lbs. It didn't take long before the lbs started creeping back on. Then I found I was heavier than before I started that challenge. More than 10 lbs heavier. So now, I am doing it again. Only this time the challenge is against my weight, not ... Read more

  • Stupid is as Stupid Does

    5/16/2016 12:21:35 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Hi, guys. My objective for this week is to change my "I am/should" and "I am/should not" statements to "I do" and "I do not" statements. So, if I say, "I can't do it", instead I would say "I don't do it." According to some stuff I've been reading, it is supposed to give you more control over wha... Read more

  • a sunny day

    5/16/2016 9:00:33 AM, by MOMMY445

    a very full day for me today. my daughter is really looking forward to playing soccer starting next week. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Tiring myself out

    5/15/2016 11:32:57 PM, by ALLRONIX

    Got sick and missed a couple workouts this week. Also, sweetheart is off visiting family (his dad was sick for a long time and finally passed). So after I got off work, I spent extra time at the gym and cleaning the house. I'm having a lot of fun, but I'm also getting really sore. Really want to cut... Read more

  • This and that

    5/15/2016 3:54:36 PM, by YAKIRA_AVIGAYIL

    I got up this morning and mowed my yard. Takes me between 2-2 1/2 hours to mow. Then I got ambitious and used the weedeater. It was already after 11:00 and much of what I needed to weed eat was already in the sun, so I weed eated what was in the shade....about 40 minutes worth, and still have betwe... Read more

  • AFJROTC AWARDS My granddaughter!!

    5/13/2016 1:37:54 PM, by MELSMIMI

    My granddaughter , a freshman in high school, won 12 AFJROTC awards which she gets a pin /ribbon for her uniform PLUS a National Award "National Society United States Daughters of 1812. She was one of 4 freshman to be award with a National honor. We are all so proud of her. She also earned her... Read more

  • Yea Picking up Rainey

    5/12/2016 2:31:38 PM, by MELSMIMI

    Rainey came through her surgery and is doing well. She had 8 small stones..poor baby. I am so glad she had the surgery and will now be okay. She will be on a special diet to prvent stones in the future.... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    5/12/2016 9:08:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    i did an assessment to get some extra help with math,computers and i passed it. i start the program on may 16th, for three times a week, for nine hours a week. i am really looking forward to it. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • so much sunshine

    5/11/2016 9:58:33 AM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful sunny day here today. a day to get out and enjoy, which is what i will do after lunch. i am getting caught up on some computer work this morning. then i will go outdoors and enjoy the wonderful weather. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonde... Read more

  • Rainey my furbaby

    5/10/2016 7:36:17 PM, by MELSMIMI

    My poor kitty, Rainey had to go back to the vet again with blood in her urine. When the vet was sqeezing her bladder for stones, about 1/4 a cup of blood came out..they did xrays and found several stones. These were probably caused by me changing their food to try and entice my other cat, Mooney... Read more

  • a lovely sunny day

    5/10/2016 8:55:35 AM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful day here today. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • AFJROTC Banquet tonight

    5/9/2016 12:55:39 PM, by MELSMIMI

    My granddaughter is a freshman in high school in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. I am so proud of her. I think she has found her calling. She love all aspects of being a cadet. Tonight is their banquet where they give out awards and protions for next year. She has worked... Read more

  • it'a monday

    5/9/2016 12:05:49 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has started. my daughter says hi! let's see what this week will bring. for this week at least i am back in the classroom working to improve my math skills. i have also applied to more jobs as well. if an interview comes up, i can adjust my schedule accordingly. all of the birds say cheep,... Read more

  • happy mother's day!

    5/8/2016 5:09:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am enjoying the day immensely. my daughter is spoiling me all day. she is such a wonderful child. i am so glad i had the opportunity to meet the right person who also wanted a child and we created her together. may he rest in peace. her dad passed away eight years ago. she did get to know him for ... Read more

  • My beloved brother Bobby passed away 03/17/2016

    5/6/2016 9:49:24 PM, by JUDYAMK

    We miss him terribly.Cancer took his life ,he was a Special Education teacher.Sometimes my inner soul feels like it cannot take one more breath or the pain of my soul will burst. One time he flew 3,000 miles back home to ask forgiveness to someone he thought he had done wrong. Bobby always told us... Read more

  • Energy Down

    5/6/2016 12:02:29 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Maybe it's because I haven't had a good workout in about a week and a day, that my nutrition has gone down the hole, the late nights/early mornings, or just the allergies, but, man, am I tired. I found myself almost asleep at work. Luckily, I'm kind of hidden by my test equipment, and no one really ... Read more

  • Out of Shape

    5/5/2016 12:28:43 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    So yesterday I was reading my emails while waiting for Elijah to get ready for school and I got an email from the gym saying it officially opened at 9am. Which means I couldn't go as early as I wanted to yesterday. It also meant that I had to wait until after class to go. Well poop. So I did c... Read more

  • it's thursday

    5/5/2016 8:27:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    i just found out this morning that my parents will be moving at the end of june, just after my daughter finishes school. now i just need to make the time to go through what i am storing there and i will be all set. my uncle has offered to help find a place to store the things i am keeping,once i am ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    5/4/2016 12:12:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    another mostly sunny day here today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Walking Dates are best

    5/3/2016 11:30:01 PM, by K1TT3N

    Hubby and I have been been walking everyday for almost two weeks now , and Geocaching on Saturdays, and munzees when we walk. So this is 2 fold , workouts and time together. A friend of mine helped me today with a strength training list that hubby and I will be doing 3 or 4 days a week along wi... Read more

  • What an eye opener this was for me!!

    5/3/2016 10:40:07 PM, by MELSMIMI

    "A study of contestants from “The Biggest Loser” found their metabolisms slowed during and after the competition, making it difficult to maintain weight loss." Scientists are shocked and stunned at how the body fights to gain the weight back. It turns out that those of us who have lost and t... Read more

  • Had a scare this morning :(

    5/3/2016 3:36:54 PM, by MELSMIMI

    One of my kitty kats, Rainey, looked like she was peeing beside her box. When I leaned over and was talking to her she just stayed that way for a minute. When she moved there was no urine, but a small amount of watery blood. Rushed her to the vet. Bladder infection. He put her on antibiotics. ... Read more

  • it's a beautiful sunny day

    5/3/2016 9:23:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    sunny and mild here today. i have an assessment to do later this afternoon, to see where i am now with my math,english and computer skills. i know i will do just fine. my daughter says hi! all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • So Excited

    5/3/2016 8:56:05 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    Sunday I see on Facebook a post from the gym that we could go in yesterday afternoon and get our membership cards. I ask when's the earliest. I was going to go as early as possible but they weren't doing it until 3. By the time we got home from picking Elijah up from school it was fixing to st... Read more

  • Annual Physical Results

    5/2/2016 7:35:32 PM, by THECRAZYMANGO

    I am trying to do testing for my cholesterol and diabetes every year. My family has a history of these and I want to keep an eye on them. It comes down to that I am healthy. YAY! Cholesterol 167 Tris 52 Non HDL 90 LDL 80 HDL 77 A1C 4.9 TSH 3.12 Honestly, it feels good that my n... Read more

  • 236.2. Down 63.8

    5/2/2016 3:41:15 PM, by MELSMIMI

    228 is my sights and I am excited!!... Read more

  • Back at the Gym

    5/1/2016 8:02:31 PM, by KINGDMSONG

    Many starts and stops as usual.. I went back to the gym last week and because I hadn't been in a while my back was not happy with me. I've been babying it until last night when I realized that it only hurt because I haven't been exercising so today I stopped! Headed back to the gym. I didn't overdo ... Read more

  • a new month

    5/1/2016 6:29:20 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new month has begun! let's see what it brings! i am all set for it and so is my daughter. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Introducing...ME!!! My SP Journey (2007, off the wagon and back on again in 2016)

    5/1/2016 12:07:55 PM, by IMASILLYMOMMA3

    Warning: This is going to be a long one, and it's all about yours truly. Buckle up! 2007: I was 32 years old and 188 pounds. I was married with two kids (ages 12 and 8 at the time). The marriage was rocky to say the least, and I was doing everything that I could to make him happy. I was in th... Read more

  • a windy day

    4/30/2016 5:04:51 PM, by MOMMY445

    it's hard to believe another month is coming to a close. sometimes it feels like the month only began the other day. a day of rest and reflection for me today. my daughter is off playing with one of her friends from school. so i get some unexpected down time today. i will use it to reflect on april ... Read more

  • Ugh! So many cravings!!!

    4/30/2016 3:44:16 PM, by IMASILLYMOMMA3

    I can't believe it. I'm almost two weeks into this and now it's finally starting to nag at me. For some reason I am just feeling the "I want to eat" bug gnawing at me. I'm not hungry. I'm just craving every dang thing I see. I'm not eating it, but my gosh I want to. LOL Salty, sweet, salty, swe... Read more

  • 237.8. Down 62.2

    4/29/2016 12:57:03 PM, by MELSMIMI

    I will soon be at the weight of 228 that I had reached years ago with Paul McKenna program. I suggest that if you are considering gastric surgery to give that a try first. I am eating basically what I did on his program which at the time shocked me because I was NOT hungry. It tealized later that... Read more

  • Still going down.

    4/29/2016 12:26:35 PM, by ALLRONIX

    Down more weight. That is good. But worried about other stuff. The company I work for is not doing well and trying to gloss it over. I also got hit with a written infraction at work over a 2 month old call that no one mentioned prior. So spent my weekend updating my resume just in case they start in... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/29/2016 8:23:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is coming to a close soon. another month is almost done,too. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am enjoying a much needed day off from running errands. i am continuing with my spring cleaning efforts. that is something which i need to get done so i can have even mo... Read more

  • Learning tricks and tips and useful tools

    4/28/2016 6:57:16 PM, by OMMAMA7

    I've learned a couple things today! First, I think I've come up with the greatest morning routine to fit my needs. Don't ask me why it took so freaking long... 20 I started with a small protein shake, some reduced sugar vanilla almond milk and a scoop of vanilla protein powder. Then I pu... Read more

  • a sunny day

    4/28/2016 1:42:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool sunny day here today. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Yes, No, and Maybe

    4/28/2016 12:46:39 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    So, lately, I've been doing "No bread", "No meat", "No processed sugar", etc. In exchange, I've been substituting more vegetables. What I'm finding is that, for me, it just isn't 100% possible. I can reach the 95% range, but I can't do 100%. One of the main things holding me back is stress. The No m... Read more

  • Here I Am

    4/27/2016 10:35:24 PM, by OMMAMA7

    Almost a year later and my last blog feels like it was yesterday. I remember that day. But what do I remember from it? Not the overeating, but enjoying my son, nephew, and husband and golfing, making food and treats for my family. hmm... Anyway, here I am. I'm not going to go in depth with my f... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/27/2016 4:00:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,sunny day here today. i just found that my parents will be moving in the next few months, closer to the biggest city in the province of canada where i live,ontario. that means i need to get to their place and go through what i still have there as soon as i can. i am also going through st... Read more

  • Tracking weight

    4/27/2016 1:26:57 PM, by **BECKY**

    Do you track your weight daily? Weekly? Monthly? When it fluctuates do you change your ticker? I was tracking it daily, but I've decided to go to every other day. When I weighed in this AM, I noticed I was up 1.5 lbs (probably attributed to the time of the month/decreased activity the past two ... Read more

  • a cooler day

    4/26/2016 6:32:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    it started off raining here and cool. now the sun is shining brightly and it is still cool outside. that is okay with me and my daughter. all the birds say cheep,cheep! i get to hear quite a few different birds chirping outside these days, including robins and cardinals. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • A non scale victory!!

    4/26/2016 5:31:46 PM, by MELSMIMI

    Yesterday, I put on a size 26 shorts because it was getting hot. I hate tight jeans or shorts. They were so huge they kept falling even with them being tied as tight as I could get it. I started to look for some smaller ones. I had 3 pair of size 20s on a shelf in my closet, but the last time ... Read more

  • Coffee Cake and "Donuts"

    4/26/2016 11:47:37 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I'm finding a lot of processed foods sneaking back into my diet. One of them was donuts. I took a bite and realized immediately that the donut was more sugar than donut. I wouldn't have even called it a donut. But, it set off a chain reaction that ended up with three more donuts. Ugh. Afterwards, I ... Read more


    4/26/2016 9:43:10 AM, by CATHRINE2010

    My message for the week is just to continue to STAY STRONG! Adversity comes in many forms. Lots of work goes in to sabotaging your best efforts. Some come form society and some of it comes from yourself. Just continue on. STAY STRONG! I have not been blogging for a couple of weeks. My hubs has be... Read more

  • Chocolate Cake

    4/26/2016 9:20:58 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    The other night I went to Food Lion on my way home from work to get some frozen fruit for my water. I picked up some frozen strawberries, peaches, pineapples and mangoes. I saw some chocolate muffins and wanted one but they are only sold in a 4 pack. So I went over to the bakery to look and se... Read more

  • 60.8 gone for good!!

    4/25/2016 3:07:58 PM, by MELSMIMI

    My friend forstlittle taught me the gone for good" GFG. She said that your subconscious will help you FIND things you LOSE. When you say you lost 3 lbs well it will try to help you find them. I had learned a long time ago in a behavorial stop smoking class to phrase things in the positive becaus... Read more

  • a rainy day

    4/25/2016 11:58:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is also a cooler day here today. that is okay with me. i feel that i did well on the job interview today. i will relax for the rest of the day. my daughter says hi to all of mommy's friends! all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more