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  • Day 1 of being back on it.

    8/20/2017 4:01:04 AM, by CAROL22355

    Back on it properly after being absent from spark people. To get up to date I have been doing slimming world and have lost 3 stone (42 pounds) since 31 October. Struggling a bit at the moment but have now got a fitbit alta to track my steps. Usually at work do about 4000 steps but aim to go for a wa... Read more

  • I've come pretty far

    8/19/2017 12:20:46 PM, by WINTERRAIN

    I have officially entered week 8 of 8 for C25k training app. A big day for me indeed...maybe not as big a day as my final day which will be Wednesday..but a big day nonetheless. This morning I dreaded this run, partly because I have not been eating stellar the past week. I have had a few go... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/18/2017 2:01:45 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had the main part of my annual checkup with my doctor yesterday. for the first time in many years, my blood pressure is high. so I have to sit down and figure out what else I can do to bring it down with a variety of tasty,filling food and enough exercise. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say... Read more

  • Moderation! Moderation! Moderation!

    8/17/2017 10:44:37 PM, by JENJENN7

    Where does one find moderation in life? One of the positive things about maintaining the nutrition tracking is that it is honest in telling me where I are missing it in terms of moderation. The downside of that for me is that I then struggle with discouragement and how am I ever going to bring m... Read more

  • Is there a mistake you made in your life that you could have stopped???

    8/17/2017 7:21:50 PM, by JUDYAMK

    did you ever look at the mistake and see if there were small warning signs you could have stopped. I was reading this in one of my books so I will apply my over eating to this. I was a person that weighed between 110 & 126 up until 10 years ago The weight started until I hit 172. Oh I can remembe... Read more

  • Whew...

    8/17/2017 10:34:12 AM, by BABSAWRITER

    I decided to do a different bike ride this morning. I started at the point where I normally turn around on the rail trail and started the next stretch. Whew--it's all uphill--getting to the crest of the mountain. I managed 1.5 miles and then had to turn around but I did those 1.5 miles without stopp... Read more

  • Starting Over--yet again

    8/16/2017 3:14:50 PM, by BABSAWRITER

    Just so everyone knows, this is a lot of stuff, but it's not complaining. I just need to get all of this out somewhere! So today I went to the doctor for a follow up from being put on some anti-anxiety medicine (which I've found is horrible for me as it knocks me out for a whole day). I've had ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    8/16/2017 10:15:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    i was able to get quite a few errands done the other day. today i am focusing on taking better care of myself. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • new scale

    8/15/2017 12:48:08 PM, by KATIEWILL5

    I bought a new one I decided new start new scale Its digital and the other so it tells me my weight in two forms I have to accept it get off it and get my day started have to be more than that member even If I need to know that number and want it to go down coming to terms with facts and changi... Read more

  • Positivity Motivates

    8/15/2017 11:00:41 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    One of the big things on my mind lately has been positivity, in particular adding as much as possible to my life. There are two aspects to this: incorporating positive perspectives and activities and removing negative ones. The second tears my heartstrings a bit for several reasons. For one, I'm tie... Read more

  • what was your day like?

    8/14/2017 9:55:04 PM, by JUDYAMK

    I will have an interesting week. My brother that spent 30 ears in the service is up from Virginia with his grandson he is 10. We have different plans for him each day . The one he is waiting for is going Indian arrow hunting with his Great Uncle David. That will be Friday while I am having a colono... Read more

  • The New Spark-spective

    8/14/2017 4:48:28 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    So, my plan was that, once I got home yesterday, I'd go for a ~3 mile run. After all, I've got my Spartan Sprint on September 10th. Well, I hurt my ankle while playing mini-golf (cue the ironic applause). I think it's sprained, so so much for running yesterday. I am getting back on track, so I reall... Read more

  • it's monday

    8/14/2017 1:59:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new day is now underway. i had a pretty good day yesterday. my daughter says hi. today, i am getting back on track with my eating and exercise habits. i have quite a bit of things to accomplish this week. i will tackle one task at a time. i am getting my life in better shape. i have heard from sev... Read more

  • it's saturday

    8/12/2017 4:02:58 PM, by MOMMY445

    it was raining here a while ago. the rain actually felt refreshing. perhaps it will bring down some of the humidity that is hanging around here. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • When the dog loses motivation!

    8/12/2017 5:37:53 AM, by JENJENN7

    Even my dog didn't want to walk today. We were very early in our walk and on a playing field. I was throwing her the ball. She would tear to it then wait for me. On my fourth throw she picked it up tore past me and headed straight for home. Despite my calls and her waiting momentarily at certain pla... Read more

  • Why I feel guilty rewarding myself !!

    8/11/2017 9:26:04 PM, by JUDYAMK

    I never thought rewarding my self was worthy I always felt it was kind of like boasting of myself. I am slowly learning thru sparks it is okay . I say that as of yet with a whisper. Not quite ready to shout it out !! I can no longer go walking fast , I am at my safe comfortable speed. I cannot s... Read more

  • July Report on goals

    8/11/2017 5:20:17 PM, by ANNEMARIA6

    This July my written goals were to lose three pounds and to stay in my calorie range most of the time. I did lose two pounds and my days in calorie range were more than 50%. Despite grand parenting for two weeks and trying to help out my brother with Parkinson's. So I have set goals for August. On... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/11/2017 11:05:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! my daughter says hi! both of us are looking forward to soccer fun day this sunday, which also is my birthday. a double celebration! yay! i am feeling even better today than yesterday. i feel i did really well in my job interview the other day. i will know by early next w... Read more

  • August ? where did it all go

    8/10/2017 6:43:02 PM, by KATIEWILL5

    The year is 3/4ths done where did it go Well you can start a new year when ever you want after all when you have your birthday that is the start of your next year in life tomorrow is pay day I am going to throw out all the garbage in my house and only have healthy food to eat I will start using ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    8/10/2017 6:25:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am feeling a bit better than i did the other day. i feel i did well on the job interview i had this afternoon, my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    8/9/2017 1:25:24 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm feeling a bit better today. i am doing some stuff today that i have not had time to do much of this week. i did see a counsellor the other day and that was a huge help. i am now more focused on where i want to go and what i want to do in my life. my daughter says hi. it is a beautiful sunny day ... Read more

  • Reviewing the small steps

    8/9/2017 3:19:29 AM, by JENJENN7

    I have managed to be very consistent with tracking food and exercise, drinking water, and doing something on spark every day. These things are definitely worth something to me. At the very least I am keeping these things in the front of my mind. BUT my inconsistencies are still very prevalen... Read more

  • Reviewing the small steps

    8/9/2017 3:19:18 AM, by JENJENN7

    I have managed to be very consistent with tracking food and exercise, drinking water, and doing something on spark every day. These things are definitely worth something to me. At the very least I am keeping these things in the front of my mind. BUT my inconsistencies are still very prevalen... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    8/8/2017 10:04:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have been feeling kind of blah these past few days. my daughter encourages me to try my best and to keep in touch with those close to me. she is my biggest booster. a good friend and i had a heart to heart the other day. now i know where i really stand and that i have a long road ahead of me in ev... Read more

  • Thinking small it is good for a change !!

    8/7/2017 8:46:33 PM, by JUDYAMK

    Thinking small thoughts can help us develop new habits,if I go running in my mind with huge thoughts of change I will fail I have to go in increments . Taking small actions is getting me on toward success, i walk smaller walks not thinking of the 5 miles I at one time did . I can build on that with... Read more

  • it's saturday

    8/5/2017 3:44:02 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy. i am recommiting myself to reaching a new goal weight. i have put on about 50 pounds extra last year and i am finally ready to get to my new goal weight and to stay there. i have the support of my family, friends and spark friends! i know i can do this! i am worth it... Read more

  • THERE ARE 2 MYTHS WE TRY TO MAKE TRUE & WE FAIL EACH TIME WE TRY TO !!

    8/4/2017 10:40:17 PM, by JUDYAMK

    CHANGE !!! I went from almost losing my hand, lost my vision on my eye ( have it back now ) losing my beloved brother Bobby to that wretched cancer, having to retire earlier than I wanted to , & my husband contacting polymyalgia rheumatica where he could not even touch his nose nor raise his arms.... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/4/2017 1:28:11 PM, by MOMMY445

    the job was a short lived one. it was only for one day. i am back actively looking for work. my daughter says hi. for all who celebrate the august holiday, happy holiday! it is a long weekend here in canada. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Training Focus

    8/3/2017 2:55:30 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I had a bit of a disconnect on Tuesday. My trainer showed me a video of me working out. I didn't look like myself. I am approaching slimness (which isn't my goal, but it's a milestone maker). Not to mention, the focus and work I was putting in isn't something I typically attribute to myself. It only... Read more

  • Power Through

    8/3/2017 12:53:40 PM, by YAKIRA_AVIGAYIL

    I would like to share with you a post, by me, from our challenge group. I hope it will help some of you, whether, it's a fitness goal, or some other goal. Don't lose sight of the goal. And I meant it seriously, if you need help with keeping sight of your goals, motivation,.... a swift kick in the bu... Read more

  • Building Habits Like Legos... Literally

    8/2/2017 2:10:53 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    As part of my gamification project, smaller point-items (literally, items worth a number of points, like how a quarter is worth twenty-five cents) can be earned. A certain number of each point-item can be traded for the next level up point-item. At any point, these point-items can be traded in for r... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    8/2/2017 1:19:31 PM, by MOMMY445

    i got a job! i start tomorrow and it goes for two weeks! yay! i am so ready to work. I will make sure i have enough food to take my lunch with tomorrow and i will get all caught up on my laundry today. my daughter says hi and her soccer game went really well the other night! all of the birds say ch... Read more

  • a new month

    8/1/2017 1:44:04 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new month is now underway. i am feeling a bit under the weather today. something i ate the other day did not agree with me. i am having small amounts of food and i am drinking plenty of water. other than that, i feel good. i will see how i feel later and go from there. my daughter says hi. all of ... Read more

  • Creating a System That You Can Live With

    8/1/2017 12:03:56 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Perhaps one of the most difficult part of my journey was creating a flexible and adaptive system that works for me. There are definitely times where I need it to be rigid, and there are times where I need it to be lax. So, I build in different variables that work for me. I have a trainer who underst... Read more

  • Make It a Game

    7/31/2017 2:23:49 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I've got a new idea for a game that'll be really cool to implement! I'm going to make a real life version and I think I'll turn it into an app if it works well! It'll use a lot of my favorite components from games. I've had a similar idea for a long time, but couldn't figure out a few components u... Read more

  • What is my motivation behind my weight loss goal?

    7/29/2017 6:54:29 PM, by JENJENN7

    This is a good question that deserves some pondering. In the past I have used powerful but wrong motivation to lose weight and hence never kept it off. This time I need to do it for my own self, I want to have energy, feel good and be able to live healthy. These reasons sound like pat answers but un... Read more

  • it's friday!

    7/28/2017 9:54:07 AM, by MOMMY445

    woo hoo! the weekend is here! so far, i do not have much planned to do and neither does my daughter. perhaps we will just take it easy this weekend. the weather here is not as humid today. i have some errands to do afterwards. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone, and a gre... Read more

  • Gaining Control

    7/26/2017 1:53:49 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Ironic considering what my post yesterday was. Today, I was really stressing out because I haven't been losing weight, and angry at myself for eating ice cream last night. There's multiple issues here, like that I keep switching scales, so I really don't know what I weigh (knowing what I weigh lets ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/26/2017 10:12:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had two job interviews so far this week. today, i am just taking it easy regarding jobs and taking care of myself. my daughter and her soccer team won their game last night by a score of 4-2! woo hoo! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Veggies: My New Best Friend

    7/25/2017 11:43:01 PM, by YAKIRA_AVIGAYIL

    This is me.....prep cooking my vegetables, that I don't eat raw. I got these beauties already shredded and ready to cook, at Kroger. The bowl is zuchini, I added onions, garlic powder, sea salt, pepper and cooked it in olive oil. I already have some pesto, that I made over the weekend and I will hav... Read more

  • "Some" is Good Enough

    7/25/2017 3:00:46 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Tell you what, I've written up this blog entry twenty times on just as many topics (actually more). So, perfection, understanding, and perception the topic(s) shall be. About a month ago, I downloaded some tracks of voice recordings from Camp Nerd Fitness 2016 (which I attended). Side note: I fo... Read more

  • it's monday

    7/24/2017 5:55:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    one job interview down, one more to go. the one that is set for tomorrow is going to be a longer one, as i have to do some computer stuff while i am there. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's saturday

    7/22/2017 3:23:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful day here today! i am out and about running errands. then my daughter and i will hang out together. i got in some extra walking today, the way it worked out. i try to take the stairs instead of taking escalators whenever possible. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,ever... Read more