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  • HEY !!ITS' ME !!

    9/30/2014 1:03:06 AM, by GRANDMAFRANNY

    THOUGHT I'D DO MY BEFORE I CHECKED IN AND PUT IN 9,248 STEP'S IN MACHO GRANDMA . I THOUGHT I'D PUT THAT IS FOR A .THE REST OF MY DAY WENT GREAT. WENT TO GET (2) FOR OUR PLANTER'S OUTSIDE. WENT TO TAKE THEM OUT OF THE BIG BOX AND ... Read more

  • October Goals

    9/29/2014 11:19:37 PM, by LORIVIOLA

    October Goals: ~ Stretch more (and find a yoga class?) ~ More freggies and water. ~ Oral care and foot care ~ Track food regularly ~ General Health Care: *Make eye Dr appt. *Make ear Dr appt. My September goals were not all met. I forget about looking at them. Hopefully I... Read more

  • it's monday

    9/29/2014 5:53:37 PM, by MOMMY445

    i managed to get quite a few things done today, including spending some one on one time with my daughter. now i am catching up on some computer work before i go and have dinner. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. had a much needed break on the weekend. now i am ready to tackle whatever the week bring... Read more

  • Weekend Update

    9/29/2014 10:20:25 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    Saturday was my birthday. Elijah and I went to the hot air balloon festival with my neighbor and her grandson. The boys had fun with the rides. My neighbor and I were disappointed that we didn't get to see the hot air balloons be... Read more

  • Leave yourself alone!

    9/29/2014 9:40:51 AM, by MARGOO_GNU

    “The chief difficulty Alice found at first was in managing her flamingo.” ~Lewis Carroll I realized (again) last night how much I am always pushing and prodding myself to do "this" or the other? Am I ever satisfied with what ... Read more

  • Back on Board

    9/29/2014 1:03:43 AM, by THEENFP

    So today I set my alarm for 5:30am. I ended up sleeping till 10:30ish. Luckily, daylight savings started yesterday. I am really happy for the longer days. I started the day with some chocolate, a diet coke and some lightly buttered popcorn. Not great. Then I looked at the time on my computer, checke... Read more

  • Chewing what one has bitten off

    9/28/2014 9:24:17 AM, by MARGOO_GNU

    (If that won't ruin your appetite, don't know what will :-) I decided yesterday that I need to both make my own breakfasts each morning, try to balance them more (DH delivered 2 eggs and 1 slice toast to my desk here every mor... Read more

  • Day 77: Brunch belly

    9/27/2014 1:20:01 PM, by HEATHERLAMB

    Oh DH just made some wonderful cinnamon rolls and breakfast pizza for brunch this morning. And it's no wonder I'm having trouble losing weight! :( I love this newly found interest in cooking, but its definitely testing my resolve. I did eat one cinnamon roll and one big piece of pizza (and s... Read more

  • Future Goals and Missed Opportunities.

    9/27/2014 12:50:16 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    I have always enjoyed watching videos of people doing parkour and free-running. It just looks so freeing and I actually do plan on training to be able to do that. Just I just realized that I have been saying that for the last two years. In that time, I could have gotten that good and that fit, if on... Read more

  • Is it food?

    9/27/2014 12:34:08 PM, by MARGOO_GNU

    “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” ~Michael Pollan I did not have any trouble giving up fast food. We mostly did Popeye's for their chicken and ordered pizza for delivery. On trips we did McDonald's for breakfast and fa... Read more

  • It's All Connected

    9/27/2014 11:38:50 AM, by MARGOO_GNU

    Three French hens. Took me a moment to get the visual pun of sorts several Christmases ago and then it became a favorite of mine. There's a lot of things like that, small things, that come to me suddenly and I wonder how I misse... Read more

  • Staring out today feeling lighter

    9/27/2014 10:21:20 AM, by LMMONTES

    My thoughts have changed since last night. I remember someone told me before that we are ourselves worst person to be hard on us. I should think that each day we grown and learn and if there are short coming there is always another day and forgive yourself. I love myself for what I am I have many... Read more

  • Why can't I keep on the right road?

    9/27/2014 12:09:25 AM, by LMMONTES

    I do good for awhile then I quite, I know I need to know that I am worth, every minute of every day. I feel like my pass comes back to haunt me. Feeling not worthy. Not worth the trouble to try. I have wonderful husband and 3 grown children and 10 grandchildren. I feel like I am confused, lost ... Read more

  • Picturing the Ideal

    9/26/2014 1:11:16 PM, by MARGOO_GNU

    I struggle to get my protein, carbs, and fats in their little pie chart in correct numbers, do you? Never mind the other things that flit at the corners of my consciousness, the magnesium or Omega 3's versus 6, whether something ... Read more

  • Where is the love?

    9/26/2014 11:58:59 AM, by TRANSFORM2013

    I logged onto my Sparkpage and discovered I wrote the following 3 years ago: "I am a mother of 3 great kids ages 4, 8 and 11. In 2009 I managed to lose 35 lbs using Sparkpeople and am happy to have managed to keep it off. I have been juggling with the next 5 lbs for well over a year now and ... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/26/2014 10:43:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    i feel good today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and cheep cheep hello. i will work some more on my online course today. i will be meeting up with my good friend either later today or during the day tomorrow. so i will get some errands done today that i did not have time to do... Read more

  • Oh Sh*t

    9/26/2014 10:06:22 AM, by THEENFP

    I really wandered off track for a bit. I hope I haven't put on any weight. I certainly haven't lost any.... Read more

  • 78 day countdown: Desperate to get back on track

    9/26/2014 7:36:59 AM, by HEATHERLAMB

    Here I am again...still trying to lose the baby weight plus the 15 pounds I've put on since then. Sweets are truly the enemy for me - I turn to them when I'm tired, stressed, overwhelmed, or bored. Which has been a lot lately. Every day, I get mad at myself...I have ALL of the tools that I ... Read more

  • It's Friday!

    9/26/2014 7:23:28 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    I found that sign at Hobby Lobby last year. Not sure if it's still there or not. Tomorrow is my birthday! I'm excited about it. Elijah and I are possibly going to the hot air balloon show with my neighbor. Last year we went when ... Read more

  • This IS the treat.

    9/25/2014 11:19:37 PM, by LORIVIOLA

    Yesterday I went for a bike ride. I passed an ice cream shop. I thought about several things to eat... I thought about that I was working hard and deserved a treat. THEN I REALIZED: THIS is the treat. Being able to ride a bike on a gorgeous September da... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/25/2014 12:16:01 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day for me to take it easy, at least for a while. i am still doing a job search while i wait to hear back from those two places. my daughter is looking forward to halloween now. she is still deciding what she wants to be for halloween this year. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hello.... Read more

  • Today's Dream

    9/25/2014 12:01:41 PM, by MARGOO_GNU

    “Your dreams today are answers to what you are to do, where you are to go and what you have to say in later days of your life.” ~Israelmore Ayivor DEDICATION: “Though you can love what you do not master, you cannot master what... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    9/24/2014 3:00:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel like the interview went very well. when i went to check my email this afternoon, i found a reply from a different job i applied for. i will have to do an online typing test and then i will find out if i get that job or not. there are opportunities out there. i am finding that by stepping out ... Read more

  • 30 day challenges

    9/24/2014 12:28:23 PM, by MOMOF5GIRLS1BOY

    i am on day 3 of 30 day squat challenge and just starting to day the 30 day plank challenge The 30 Day Plank Challenge will send your core strength through the ... Read more

  • Walking Numbers

    9/24/2014 9:27:59 AM, by MARGOO_GNU

    So, my first week of walking is done and I averaged 2046 steps (actually something like 2045.85 but figured I'd round up to an actual whole step, not do the whole 2.5 children apiece thing). So, for this week, week 2, I want my ... Read more

  • Sleepiness

    9/24/2014 9:23:24 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    That would have been me last night. Elijah went to bed a little after 7:30 last night because he was eating popcorn after his bath. Sometimes it's hard to get things done and in bed on time now that he's at school and it's like 4... Read more

  • 9/24 When Things Go Wrong

    9/24/2014 7:43:46 AM, by MARGOO_GNU

    There's always that thing on the To-Do list that is an exception, that doesn't get done because you didn't want to do it, you put it on there because it "should" be on there, etc. I realized last night that I did not go back and ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    9/23/2014 11:10:56 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview tomorrow afternoon. i am going through what i have for it, so i am well prepared. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep. i will go to the job interview tomorrow, from one of my friend's places, who lives closer to where the interview will be. tha... Read more

  • 9/23 Only 100 Days until 2015!

    9/23/2014 7:58:21 AM, by MARGOO_GNU

    Ah, winter. Who among us can't wait? Thank goodness there's time to get a few good new habits in there. Allegedly only 21 days to make a new one/break an old one (by replacing it with a new, better one) -- call i... Read more

  • My expectations BLC 26

    9/22/2014 9:38:09 PM, by --MAY--

    As a Hot Mocha Maniac, I expect to lose 20 pounds, I will eat breakfast everyday, and with the help of my teammates, I will be able to do this. I expect to get toned and lose inches and get my BMI to a healthy 25, I have been there but not for a few years. I really like the structure of the B... Read more

  • it's monday

    9/22/2014 3:47:46 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter's field trip went very well. now she wants to go on another one. i have a job interview on wednesday afternoon. with a different company in a different part of the city. i am getting caught up on some computer work today. my online course is going very well. i am able to keep up with the... Read more

  • 9/22 Getting Specific

    9/22/2014 10:45:00 AM, by MARGOO_GNU

    1. Take blood pressure after walking around the cul-de-sac taking pictures with my cell phone and posting my favorites here. Sure made walking 700 steps easy! Here's my first step :-) ... Read more

  • Totally Ashamed of myself

    9/21/2014 7:59:57 PM, by CIROHIO

    I have gained back 40 of the 45 pounds I lost. I have been using the excuse that I am on steroids, I depressed, I am tired, oh the list could go on. It's time for me to get it together. None of my winter clothes fit and its my own fault. Yes I am on steroids but I ate and made all wrong choices. Th... Read more

  • it's sunday

    9/21/2014 2:50:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to enjoy! sunny and mild here today. woo hoo! working on some of my homework today, so i can enjoy the rest of my day. all of the birds say hello,hello! my daughter sends hugs! have a wonderful day,all!... Read more

  • “It’s just one of those months.”

    9/21/2014 1:42:00 PM, by STORMIE62

    There will be times when you’ll end up having a melt down, freaking out, and going into an emotional tailspin because of your diet. It’s completely normal. The key is to let it happen. What’s important is, once it’s over, you nee... Read more

  • 9/21 Goals

    9/21/2014 11:27:12 AM, by MARGOO_GNU

    1. Eat slower (I keep remembering just as I'm finishing whatever meal before my husband has barely started :-) Nope, I keep forgetting, will have to work on this some more! 2. Maryland Insurance studying, at le... Read more

  • Sunday Morning Silence

    9/21/2014 7:07:06 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    The start of the challenge yesterday went pretty well. We took 3 full walks around the complex and then started on a 4th walk only to make it to the front pool. We had to back track because Elijah some how dropped his ninja sword ... Read more

  • 9/20 Goals were:

    9/20/2014 8:39:52 PM, by MARGOO_GNU

    1. Maryland insurance studying (5 pages done) 2. At least 2500 steps on my pedometer (2506) 3. Organize commitment goals Work steadily toward set goals or re-evaluate and set ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    9/20/2014 2:35:42 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter finished reading the book that she got out from the library last week. now she is reading another one. i will continue to encourage her love of reading. she has finished a book before me this time. sometimes, we will just sit quietly together and be reading from different books. i treasu... Read more

  • Committed

    9/20/2014 1:43:18 PM, by MARGOO_GNU

    What does “committed” mean to me? 1. Working steadily toward my goals. I chose the goals so I should not shirk them. If I do not want those goals I should drop them totally and work on ones I do want. Just because they are... Read more

  • Influence

    9/20/2014 11:12:47 AM, by MARGOO_GNU

    No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as if a manor of thy frien... Read more

  • Saturday Morning

    9/20/2014 8:11:18 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    I was hoping that since Elijah went to bed after 8 last night he would sleep in this morning but no he didn't. He got up about 6:15 and I heard him in the bathroom about 5 minutes later. UGH! He's like I slept in. My response was no... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/19/2014 3:31:38 PM, by MOMMY445

    another week is coming to a close. i heard from another place where i had applied for a job. they are having interviews next wednesday. so i let them know i am definitely available on wednesday to come for an interview. then i heard from another place that may want to see me for a interview, for a d... Read more

  • It's Friday!

    9/19/2014 12:03:55 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Today is the eve of the start of the challenge. I'm excited about it. I got on the WII fit plus board and it said I lost 10 pounds since Monday. That would be great since it puts me at under 200 pounds. I'm thinking that it says ... Read more

  • Down but never out

    9/19/2014 11:40:35 AM, by MARGOO_GNU

    So, I just had a thought. I have put my shoes on 3 days now to use my new pedometer "correctly" and my knees have been killing me 3 days. I normally go barefooted around the house/yard so I will see, I'm actually going to use my... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/18/2014 11:48:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    another day has begun. it is very cool and cloudy here today. i have started to work on my online course. i will work on it a bit every day until i am done. the teacher sends some work online for you to do. then you complete it online and she marks it. my daughter is really looking forward to her f... Read more

  • 9/18/14

    9/18/2014 11:34:30 AM, by OMMAMA7

    Posted this on a team thread this morning but figured I'd share here too :) Good morning everyone! I am starting the day healthy. I had instant oatmeal made with water but topped with milk. After I dropped my son at Preschool I took a walk on the "prairie path" that's a block away from the scho... Read more

  • Smoothies

    9/18/2014 9:26:50 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    I am a huge fan of smoothies. Love them. You can get your 5 fruits and veggies in one cup in the morning and be done with them. So delicious. The way that my sister makes them they taste like pie or muffins. Yesterday and today it... Read more

  • The Holidays are coming, the Holidays are coming...

    9/18/2014 9:26:12 AM, by STORMIE62

    Yep you heard me right, the Holidays are coming... are you ready? No, No, put down the fork and knife, this time its going to be different. Here are 5 tips to enjoy the holiday while still maintaining your motivation and the in... Read more

  • Success is right around the corner

    9/18/2014 6:31:16 AM, by CATHRINE2010

    Yep!! IT is so close I can taste it!! Success!! It is so much better than any sweet cake or cookie I have ever had! Success. I want it bad! So bad in fact that I was willing to change everyone life around me to grasp it. Oh they did not want to change with me. I dragged them along my journey with me... Read more

  • just got back from the gym....

    9/17/2014 7:06:58 PM, by LUCKY1964

    I just got back from the gym and I have to say that I was in the zone today... I biked 3 miles and I did 3 miles on the cross track and I spent 30mins in the sauna as well. I have to say that I feel amazing after having a good dinner to top it all off as well. I am planning to go to the gym in th... Read more

  • How does it work?

    9/17/2014 12:09:47 PM, by MARGOO_GNU

    So, I got my new pedometer all set and walked half a route to try it out and it said almost 300 steps. I did not see how that could be so I just did the same route again, counting steps in my head (one way to get yo... Read more

  • The Plan

    9/16/2014 11:03:17 AM, by MARGOO_GNU

    I am challenging myself starting 9/17/14 to increase my average daily steps by 100 a week (15 weeks ends December 31, 2015): Week 1 Average daily steps for 9/17/14-9/23/14 = ________ (1) Week 2 Average daily steps for 9/24/14... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    9/16/2014 10:08:08 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter told me this morning that she made the cross country team at school! woo hoo! way to go,sweetheart! she has a field trip coming up next monday and she put my name down as a volunteer. knowing my daughter, she was one of the first ones to hand the registration form and fee in this morning... Read more

  • Dazzling Diamonds

    9/16/2014 9:36:10 AM, by OMMAMA7

    I joined a Fall Biggest Loser Challenge and I am on the Dazzling Diamonds team, thus the page makeover which I am kind of in love with :) My goal for this fall challenge is to lose 10 lbs and get into a nice healthy routine with working out and eating healthy. I'm looking forward to working cl... Read more

  • Monday Funday

    9/15/2014 9:25:07 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    Today doesn't seem like it should be a Monday Funday but it is in a way. My mom and sister are at work and Elijah is at school and I'm at home enjoying the peace and quiet and being alone. I am going to do a quick blog and then so... Read more

  • it's sunday

    9/14/2014 3:26:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has begun. i was able to meet up with my good friend the other night. we are meeting up again this evening. my daughter got the book she was waiting for from the library and she has already read three chapters of it. at the rate she is going, she will have it finished in just over a week.... Read more

  • it's saturday

    9/13/2014 11:57:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am finally getting going on my day. my daughter and her grandma went to the library this morning. she loves to go to the library and encourages both of her grandparents to do the same. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it feels good to not have a specific plan in place for a change,at least for me... Read more

  • Biggest Loser

    9/13/2014 7:37:56 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    I gotta have my coffee in the mornings. Mom used to drink coffee every morning but now she drinks it on Saturdays and Sundays and any scheduled day off during the week. She drinks decaff coffee. I drink the coffee that has caffein... Read more

  • Overcoming: replacing excuses with opportunities

    9/12/2014 7:51:21 PM, by PRESSINGON3:14

    Overcoming has been my theme and focus this year. Like so many things in life, I am realizing that this is an on-going process. Overcoming is not something that can be accomplished overnight. Nor does one come to a point when they ... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/12/2014 9:54:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is just about complete. it is supposed to be raining quite a bit here tomorrow, so i am getting as many outdoor errands done as i can today. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. i have not made any weekend plans yet. i will see how it goes each day an... Read more

  • woohoo! woohoo! WOOHOO! 500!

    9/12/2014 9:06:33 AM, by LORIVIOLA

    500 yes 500 500 days in a row of walking. I am halfway to my 1000 days goal. Have a great day, Sparklers! Read more

  • Reflection journey... what happened?

    9/11/2014 9:26:22 PM, by ANGELFMABV

    Been doing a lot of thinking on what happened and how I lost my way. There are many different reasons. So today's blog are the reasons or simply put what happened? My brain storming list. 1) feeling deprived 2) love food 3) holidays 4) tired 5) stress 6) bored 7) busy 8) over... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/11/2014 4:37:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am catching up on some reading today. the weather here yesterday was really rainy and windy. today, it is just windy and it is much cooler outside. my daughter is trying out for the cross country running team at her school, this week. she loves to run, so i encouraged her to go and try out for it.... Read more

  • Old goals and things I accomplished once before.

    9/10/2014 9:49:35 PM, by ANGELFMABV

    I am needing to start fresh. I lost my way but did not want to lose my notes. So this blog is to just have a copy of my notes from my page so I can clear that area and start again. Take small steps this time. I have decided to set small goals and really work on some trouble spots. ... Read more

  • Why Not Now?

    9/10/2014 2:21:56 PM, by DISTRESSEDM

    An exploration on the mindset behind why Monday never comes and my struggle with the voice inside my head.... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    9/10/2014 11:04:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to do some errands for me. i was not expecting to see my good friend until this weekend. i got to see him yesterday for a few hours. he is still finalizing his trip plans. i am following up with those places i got in touch with in regard to the women's program i want to get into, today. i appl... Read more

  • Finding my internal spark to reps ark my motivation and weight loss.

    9/10/2014 3:26:52 AM, by 1ALISSUCCESS

    Some of you may know that I recently joined Curves and have worked out about 7 times now. I am noticing that it's starting to get a little easier every day I go! I am really motivated to do it and Realized that Curves Complete is just another vehicle to help me reach my end goal. I had Acu... Read more

  • Conquer the Beast

    9/9/2014 3:44:38 PM, by CATHRINE2010

    Yes that's right- Conquer the Beast . Only you can do it. No one will or can do it for you. The Challenge here is your Beast within you. You have to master it. You need to control it. You must do this all by yourself. The tools you need are here on Spark... use them. Yes there are times when you ... Read more

  • a nice day

    9/9/2014 2:19:50 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm taking it easy today,as far as errands are concerned. i did so many yesterday that i am taking it slower today. my daughter wants to get her hair cut shorter now. that is fine with me,since she wants it and it is making her happy. all of the birds say hello,hello. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day at Home

    9/9/2014 8:40:47 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    About 11 last night Elijah opens my door and goes into the living room coughing. So I go into the bathroom to get him some cough medicine and while I am doing that he's throwing up in the toilet. After he's done we go into his ro... Read more

  • Busy Monday

    9/8/2014 12:40:51 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    My sister and I did this video on Friday afternoon and I woke up on Saturday morning with sore sides. I attempted to do the video again Saturday night to ease up the pain in my sides and I could not do a single candlestick dipper.... Read more

  • a new week

    9/8/2014 11:43:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great weekend and so did my daughter! the job interview went well. now i am catching up on some computer work and some errands that i did not get to do over the past few days. my good friend has some of his family visiting with him this week, so i will not get to see too much of him. that is... Read more

  • The Power Of Morning Ritual

    9/8/2014 11:35:07 AM, by STORMIE62

    This weekend was not a good weekend. I gained 2.4 lbs and I know why. I did not track my food and I did not exercise, all because I did not follow my morning ritual. Yes the secret to supercharging your day is through the power ... Read more

  • Yoga/Pilates

    9/6/2014 8:58:19 PM, by THEENFP

    I tried doing a class at the gym today called ''Centergy''. My trainer said I would love it. It is supposed to be a mix between yoga and pilates. I joined in for the first 10-15 minutes, then watched for about 20 minutes, then left. I couldn't even do the basic poses, it sure is tough! I feel l... Read more

  • Almost out of canning jars

    9/6/2014 9:51:25 AM, by PEGGY11

    My oldest stepson came over this morning to get our car running. He said his wife was busy canning. I told him that I had done up a lot of cucumbers and only had a dozen pint jars left and haven't even started doing tomatoes so I was going to have to buy a whole lot more. He said no you don't. A... Read more

  • Saturday Morning Peace and Quiet

    9/6/2014 8:34:47 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    A little after 4:30 my door opens and then closes and then a certain little boy climbs into my bed because he's cold. We forgot to put socks on his feet last night. Elijah sleeps in lang sleeves and pants 7 days a week 365 days a... Read more

  • It's Friday!

    9/5/2014 3:32:30 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Yesterday and today I went to Sam's Club with my sister and we got fountain drinks and I got diet coke both days. Needless to say I got my fill of soda for a while. I'm not really a soda drinker any more but it's nice to have som... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/5/2014 1:34:49 PM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have not yet made plans for the weekend. i will just take it as it comes. have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Barrier to Any Future Fast Food

    9/5/2014 1:14:26 PM, by THEENFP

    Yesterday was an emotional day for me. I posted on here, but ended up deleting the blog because I felt like I wasn't being fair. I have been having friendship troubles, with one of my friends taking advantage of me. I got upset because it seemed like she was using me again, so I nearly turned t... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/4/2014 12:34:02 PM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from another place regarding a contract position. i meet with them on monday morning. so i will more than likely be staying at one of my friend's places the night before. then i can get ready to go from there and be dressed more business like. i have some of my work related clothes there, so... Read more

  • sore

    9/4/2014 11:43:09 AM, by PEGGY11

    So sore this morning from all my walking and pickling yesterday. I was exhausted last night. Lots of pickling today. 12 quarts of icicle pickles done this morning , sweet mixed pickles this afternoon. Maybe I can walk tonight when it cools off. Hopefully I won't be hurting so much then. My we... Read more

  • Hitting the Reset Button

    9/4/2014 12:54:00 AM, by LULUBELLE65

    I struggled for most of last year with losing weight. I significantly upped my exercise, taking Zumba and swimming a mile 3-4 times a week. I felt great, and my body changed in shape, but the weight didn't come off like it should have. I adjusted my calories, fiddled with my tracker, posted quer... Read more

  • Fruit and Vege Boxes

    9/3/2014 8:48:14 PM, by THEENFP

    I wanted to get a Fruit and Vege box from the Crazy Pumpkin, but it was $20. Luckily I found someone to split one with, so I brought one today. I was mistaken though, a Fruit box is $20 and a Vege box is $20. Last time I went there, they made it sound like a fruit box was $10 and a mixed box was $20... Read more

  • friend found

    9/3/2014 2:51:12 PM, by PEGGY11

    Through friends on Facebook I was able to connect with my childhood best friend. There was a space of about 10 years when we did not see each other. Then in 1966 we met again. Both were married and had 2 boys. Hers were Bob and Rick and mine were Rick and Bob. What a coincidence. We had not be... Read more

  • Midweek Adventure Time

    9/3/2014 2:47:02 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Last night was the premier of 19 Kids and Counting so I watched that until 9. There was also a new episode of Extreme Weight Loss that started at the same time. From 8-9 I watched all of 19 Kids and Counting and missing Extreme We... Read more

  • a warm,sunny day

    9/3/2014 11:56:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get several errands done and to get going on my online college course. i did not get that job. that is okay with me. i will step up my search to find another one. my daughter says hi! all the birds say cheep,cheep! my daughter likes her teacher. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Fresh Starts Feel SO Good!

    9/3/2014 7:23:49 AM, by LABEAUTEVRAIE

    No, but seriously, they do. Between that time of the month (sorry TMI) and eating really well the past two days, I've already managed to drop over 4 lbs. Now, I know weighing yourself daily is the easiest way to go nuts ... But I feel like that's about accurate. :) I feel SOOOOO much bett... Read more

  • pickles

    9/2/2014 1:13:00 PM, by PEGGY11

    My friend is dropping by this afternoon with a bushel of cucumbers, some tomatoes, and some beets. I am going to make bread and butter pickles and maybe mixed pickles. Found a recipe for red horseradish. It is a beet and horseradish relish. There is nothing tastier on a burger. It perks them up... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    9/2/2014 10:23:38 AM, by MOMMY445

    i just started school today and so did my daughter. i got to see who her teacher will be this year at school. now i'm doing some online course work, then i have some errands to run after lunch. all of the birds say hi. i had a great weekend away. i feel refreshed and ready to go. a new month has sta... Read more

  • Back on track, and this time I mean it!!

    9/2/2014 8:10:48 AM, by JROBSON2

    Here it is, the day I set aside to get back on track, get the ball rolling again in the right direction. Using the tools at Sparkpeople has worked before and I believe that it can work again, because Sparkpeople is not magic, it is a tool or a weapon even that will help me finally win this war. Eac... Read more

  • September Goals - a small list that I hope I can keep up with.

    9/1/2014 6:41:35 PM, by LORIVIOLA

    I have been struggling lately with a lot of things. Eating right, good dental care, stretching, strength... and I have signed up for the 28 day challenge a few times, and didnt do it hardly at all. Which I found really frustrating and got down on myself. And the depression is sometimes nag... Read more

  • Doing the Best I Can!!!

    9/1/2014 9:38:32 AM, by JANZDIET2014

    Since starting my new work schedule, I've not had time to exercise as much as I would like; however, I am doing MY BEST!!! Also, I challenge myself & others to spend less time on FaceBook.com and more time connecting with others on SparkPeople.com! That's all for now,... Read more

  • I came across a blog today...

    9/1/2014 9:11:40 AM, by STORMIE62

    I came across a blog today "Getting Back on the Wagon" by SUNSHINEINIOWA She wrote: Monday, September 01, 2014 I'm constantly recommitting, and as a result, I am still not at my goal weight. I've been thinking this weekend about what it will take for me to get and STAY recommitted. I'm 47 year... Read more

  • Weekend Adventures

    9/1/2014 7:50:28 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    Saturday we went to New Orleans to go to the aquarium and the insectarium but we only got to go to the aquarium and the mall because of the rain. The insectarium ... Read more

  • Become your own cheerleader!

    9/1/2014 6:43:36 AM, by STORMIE62

    It's great when you have support and you feel like those around you are rooting for you, but there will be times that you feel you are alone. Making the commitment to change your life and lose weight is a big deal. Following th... Read more

  • Peace of mind comes with daily discipline.

    8/31/2014 4:49:28 PM, by STORMIE62

    Cultivating peace requires discipline. Many women pray, some exercise and some meditate to achieve this goal. Whatever they do, each of these women has fou... Read more