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  • Don't Tell Me What I Can't Do!

    11/25/2014 11:50:32 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    My mother said to me that I shouldn't wear red because I would look like a fire truck... that I shouldn't have a wedding ceremony because I would look like the Pillsbury Doughboy going down the aisle, that nobody would ever want to ... Read more

  • Day Nine of My Hundred Days to a Healthier Lifestyle

    11/25/2014 10:42:16 AM, by STORMIE62

    No one is responsible for my happiness, sadness, failure or success. No one but me. Yes, ME! Today I take complete responsibility for myself and my choices. Today I take steps in my journey toward personal fulfillment. ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/25/2014 10:22:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    not as windy here today. my daughter has come down with a slight cold. she was off school yesterday and she wants to go back this afternoon. she is resting lots so we can go out this saturday. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. i am busy working on both of my online courses today and i will... Read more

  • Interrupted and Lost Dream

    11/25/2014 7:35:07 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    Last night I was having this dream where I was at a hotel. I think I was at the end of the stay because my mom was there for me and Elijah. I was talking to a guy I know who was staying at the hotel. I was avoiding mom so I could ... Read more


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  • it's monday

    11/24/2014 9:42:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    a very windy and mild day here today. my daughter's sooo excited about the kids/family event that is happening this coming saturday. now she has me excited about it. it's in a different city than where we now live, so we will be taking a train to get there. she likes travelling by train. when i am i... Read more

  • Day Eight of My Hundred Days to a Healthy Lifestyle

    11/24/2014 9:27:32 AM, by STORMIE62

    We all know starting a diet can be daunting, especially if you have not mentally prepared yourself for it. When you're in the right place mentally it is easier to begin a diet and health program that you will follow. By preparing yourself you can have more luck following the correct diet for you and... Read more

  • Day 39 of the 275 Day Challenge.

    11/23/2014 11:59:06 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    Only 33 more weeks until my goal date and not much progress. Tonight I am feeling a bit like the Captain [America]. I lifted a few weights, but my mind is a bit clouded by my chemistry homework so I cannot really do a full intensity workout. I still do not really understand it very well, but I wrote... Read more

  • CBT Research -- Warning! This is Long.

    11/23/2014 7:37:39 PM, by KALANTHA

    Awhile back I mentioned the possible need for me to consult a "professional" of some sort to help me figure out why I can lose so much weight, come so close to my goal, only to give up and put the weight back on. I spent some time this afternoon researching Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). I t... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/23/2014 2:27:58 PM, by MOMMY445

    today is my dad's birthday! happy birthday,dad! my uncle is treating him and my mom, along with my daughter, to lunch today. i will be hearing this week whether or not i go for an interview for the same company that called me on friday afternoon. i will continue to work in both of my online courses ... Read more

  • Day Seven of My Hundred Days to a Healthy Lifestyle

    11/23/2014 12:57:44 PM, by STORMIE62

    There is no better time than now to start living healthy! I woke up this morning a decided I don’t want to feel like this anymore or ever again so I initiated a change. Just like that I set into motion my exercise program, doing different types of exercises on different days. It looks sooooo go... Read more

  • From discouragement to feeling okay

    11/22/2014 11:02:30 PM, by LORIVIOLA

    I have been feeling discouraged lately. Doing many of the right things.... walking for an hour every day, eating at least 5 freggies daily, getting enough sleep , drinking my eight glasses of H2O , not eating between meals (a... Read more

  • Time to Set Some Short-Term Goals

    11/22/2014 8:26:38 PM, by KALANTHA

    “Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.” (Brian Tracy) Since starting back on SparkPeople on November 1st, I have been getting by with some very general, long-term goals. I know that setting and meeting short-term goals is something that is very motivating to me. I l... Read more

  • 23 miles this week!!!

    11/22/2014 4:05:56 PM, by LUCYPAPERHANGER

    I am SO proud of myself-- I just found out I jogged/power-walked 23 big miles this week! I use Leslie Sansone's DVDs, and she has the miles all measured out. For me, this is a HUGE accomplishment: the most mileage I've ever completed in one week in my life! I feel really good, and ... Read more

  • Day Six of My Hundred Days to a Healthy Lifestyle...

    11/22/2014 12:04:46 PM, by STORMIE62

    Do you know there is an epidemic that is worldwide… its weight stereotyping: and you are being judging based on your body So who’s doing the judging? Almost every last one of us, it turns out. I know I’ve done it. A friend commented about someone’s ‘amazing body,’ and I chimed in with ‘sh... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/22/2014 9:28:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am catching up on some computer work today. then i'm off to spend some time with my daughter. all of the birds say hi! my daughter is enjoying the weather these days. a great day to get outdoors and have some fun! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/21/2014 11:52:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from my good friend who is overseas today. I gave him a brief update of what I have been doing and how I am doing. earlier, I was thinking about him and how he is doing. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep, including two that one of my good friend's neighbours are minding t... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/21/2014 11:52:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from my good friend who is overseas today. I gave him a brief update of what I have been doing and how I am doing. earlier, I was thinking about him and how he is doing. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep, including two that one of my good friend's neighbours are minding t... Read more

  • Day Five of My Hundred Days to a Healthy Lifestyle...

    11/21/2014 9:00:21 AM, by STORMIE62

    I realize that support from family and friends can go a long way toward helping me find success, but it is not absolutely necessary when eating healthier and taking care of myself is it? I must constantly remind myself that I am doing it for me, myself and I - not them. But under no circumstance sho... Read more

  • I am back and need to learn how to manage my STRESS this time!

    11/21/2014 12:06:49 AM, by LUCYPAPERHANGER

    Last year I started out on SP wanting to lose about 20 lbs., and I lost half of that-- 10 lbs!-- using this wonderful website! I was beginning to look better in my clothes, had lots of energy, and I was feeling terrific! Additionally, my aches and pains were going away, and even my bad back was do... Read more

  • No NaNoWriMo - so far

    11/20/2014 8:44:28 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    The last few days have been zilch on writing fro NaNo. Lots of giving in to procrastination, and distractions. I did manage to go back and read random parts of what I've written. Mostly crap. But all I've read by past NaNo winners and participants is that if you've actually written an understandable... Read more

  • 38 Years of Loving!

    11/20/2014 8:25:13 PM, by TREKPURRSON

    Happy Anniversary to my Soul Mate of 38 years today! ... Read more

  • Day Four of My Hundred Days to a Healthy Lifestyle...

    11/20/2014 11:16:53 AM, by STORMIE62

    Setting into motion a Plan for Change is hard. Rather it is trying to develop new habits or healthy eating, getting more exercise, or quitting smoking ( by the way, I have become smoke free — quit January 18th, 2014), I have found... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/20/2014 10:29:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am spending some time reading up,making notes on the company that contacted me for a phone interview. that will take place tomorrow afternoon and it will take about twenty minutes to complete. i am getting prepared now so that when i hear from the company tomorrow, i will not be surprised to lear... Read more

  • Missed Bus

    11/20/2014 10:20:21 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    School for 1st grade and up started August 11 and August 18th for pre-k and kindergarten and it's almost the end of November so you would think that there would be a routine set in place on getting the kids to the bus stop on tim... Read more

  • Breakfast nummies

    11/20/2014 10:19:13 AM, by SAMAFIN

    I generally have a hard time eating breakfast, just from lack of interest in food til later in the day. Since I started on this path, I've been drinking slimfast because it gives me a nutritional "breakfast" that I don't really have to think about. Because I had started exercising and my cal... Read more

  • Losing days

    11/19/2014 11:20:53 PM, by SAMAFIN

    Eventually I'll catch up with myself. Yesterday was a 13 hour day with my sister and her kids, today was nearly as bad between doctor appointments and gathering for the upcoming holiday. I thought I posted yesterday, and the day before. I guess not. When I stepped on the scale today, I was... Read more

  • I Have a Choice

    11/19/2014 7:41:20 PM, by KALANTHA

    “For 24 years of my adult life, by choice, I weighed well over 200 pounds. I say 'by choice' because I have never 'accidentally' eaten anything, so when I choose to eat too much, I have chosen to weigh too much.” (Zig Ziglar) Wow! Who knew? Zig could have just as easily been talking about ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/19/2014 11:27:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am helping out my good friend who went overseas, by looking after his place while he is away. i spend a lot of time there lately. my daughter says hi. i found out that a company wants to do a phone interview with me on friday. so i said yes and i let them know which time is best for me. i will mak... Read more

  • Day Three of My Hundred Days to a Healthy Lifestyle...

    11/19/2014 10:38:27 AM, by STORMIE62

    Did you know that emotional and mental clutter can be as stressful as physical clutter, probably even more so. When I think of "emotional” and "mental clutter" I think of those emotions, memories and remnants that I have hung ... Read more

  • Happy Camper

    11/19/2014 10:02:12 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    I am a happy camper right about now. Debbie left for work before I got up this morning. Starting yesterday she works at 6am everyday she works between yesterday and Christmas. Sucks being at work at that time, I know because for ... Read more

  • 40 is far easier than 100 ...

    11/19/2014 8:46:30 AM, by LABEAUTEVRAIE

    I'm so happy in my life, truthfully I am. I think that, without realizing it, when we are content, we suddenly feel as if we don't have to push anymore. Why push when you have everything you want and everything you need? I lost 100 lbs. last year. This year, I found 40 of it. But toda... Read more

  • Strength Training 101

    11/18/2014 8:59:08 PM, by KALANTHA

    Last week I set a goal to begin strength training by the end of November. Last time I was successful at losing weight was the first time I ever did any strength training. That was mostly because I hated even the thought of lifting weights. I was a member of Planet Fitness at the time, which wa... Read more

  • It's a new day

    11/18/2014 8:54:07 AM, by MPARKER321

    I'm tired of being out of breath. I'm tired of being unhealthy. I'm tired of feeling squishy! I look back to a few years ago when I was in decent shape (that, of course, came from going to karate class 6 times a week!) and get really upset with myself. I know, that was then and this is now. Things... Read more

  • Day Two of My Hundred Days to a Healthy Lifestyle...

    11/18/2014 8:53:54 AM, by STORMIE62

    When was the last time you slowed down enough to consider your own needs? With so many things to do and so many places to be, you probably haven’t thought about yourself, lately. Taking care of your self does great things for you. It makes you less irritable, less anxious and more satisfied... Read more

  • Alot has changed

    11/17/2014 8:08:49 PM, by K1TT3N

    Well to say an update is needed is an understatement. All of the major changed started in September when I woke upon a Thursday and my foot was hurting really bad, Hubby made me go to get it checked cause I could not walk on it .... I ended up in the hospital for 5 days... I had gout and was in s... Read more

  • Don’t be that Guy… The Hater!

    11/17/2014 9:46:14 AM, by STORMIE62

    It is Day One of My Hundred Day Challenge: All is going well. I started the visual weight loss book last night with the before pictures, encouraging quotes and short term goals, really pumped… Then it happened, a friendly ph... Read more

  • more snow

    11/17/2014 9:45:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is snowing some more here today and my daughter loves it! she enjoys playing in the snow. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. my self esteem workshop went really well. i would do it again in a heartbeat. i will have to find my other boots that i can wear in the snow later on today. i have already ... Read more

  • I know I've had a good workout when

    11/17/2014 7:03:21 AM, by KRISTEKARMA

    Im so utterly relaxed and satisfied at the end of the day.... Read more

  • Giving up on the day.

    11/17/2014 12:15:27 AM, by SAMAFIN

    I got a couple of rooms mostly cleaned, and a few loads of laundry ran through for my sister to sort while she's packing up the rest of her stuff. I'm trying to figure out how the hell I lost the dust pan! Cleaning is supposed to help you FIND things, not LOSE them. LOL I figure I'll keep going an... Read more

  • We can't stop overeating until we identify and deal with what is eating US!

    11/16/2014 6:48:04 PM, by TREKPURRSON

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  • it's snowing!

    11/16/2014 12:44:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    it has been steadily snowing here since this morning. my daughter is out enjoying it just now at her friend's place. i am at the workshop and i am really enjoying it! all the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Looked that darned gift horse in the mouth.

    11/16/2014 12:03:00 PM, by DOXISRCOOL

    You know, that one that was making me lose weight. I got all worried that it was diabetes. Yep, so I stopped losing and am yo-yo-ing. 5 lbs. I am guilty of weighing two or three times a week instead of my usual Monday morning. I'm going to stop weighing except on Mondays again. And try really h... Read more

  • Tired but content

    11/16/2014 11:15:23 AM, by SAMAFIN

    I'm at a resting place in time. My sister is staying at her new place, so I have my bed back. Last night was the first night in about a year that I slept in a bed that I didn't have to share with my daughter. I didn't get a lot of exercise done last week, but I am okay with that. I was "running" t... Read more

  • Oranges

    11/16/2014 8:18:51 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    This month I wanted to get more fruits and veggies. Succeeded slightly with that in that I got a big bag of oranges and carrots at Sam's Club. We normally get the carrots at Sam's Club. I got broccoli at Sam's Club and some yello... Read more

  • End of Week 4

    11/16/2014 7:33:23 AM, by ARABIGAL

    I am proud to say I have stayed the course and have lost 14 lbs. This past week was so full of sadness for me that I know I did not eat like I should. Days went by with nothing to eat but water. I am an extreme animal lover and I had to give up one of my rescues due to tension with the rest of my do... Read more

  • Day 32 of the 275 Day Challenge.

    11/16/2014 2:12:38 AM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    So, I am passed Goal mark 1: November 15, 200 lbs. I am still at 206 pounds, if not more (since my apt does not have a scale). Honestly, I think the only things that are keeping my weight from rising is my walking to school and that I buy mostly healthful foods. I try not to buy anything that is dir... Read more

  • Whew! That was close!

    11/15/2014 11:18:07 PM, by LORIVIOLA

    Today was a day FULL of potential pitfalls. 1. We had goodies in the break room at work. 2. We had an event at work and there were goodies at that.... 3. I went to a concert tonight and there were goodies there too. home made goodies. sigh. i can... Read more

  • Thanksgiving without Martha Stewart!

    11/15/2014 4:41:00 PM, by IMAVISION

    for stopping by to read the following "revisit blog" --- meaning that I have posted it before --- on Friday, November 22, 2013 to be exact. I hope t... Read more

  • why

    11/15/2014 8:35:16 AM, by SUZ424

    is this so hard?... Read more

  • Goal Unmet

    11/15/2014 7:54:47 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    For this challenge my goal was to lose 10.5 pounds and I lost 1 pound this challenge. Started off at 210 and finished at 209. When I first started losing weight it took me about 10 months to get out of the 220s and stay below the... Read more

  • Kathleen's Guiding Principles of Self-Determination

    11/14/2014 7:41:32 PM, by KALANTHA

    VLOG text: Dignity, Respect, and Love ALL people have the right to be treated with dignity, respect, and love as part of their basic humanity, including those who struggle with obesity. That I am currently obese in no way diminishes those rights. I am a loving, intelligent, strong, generou... Read more

  • NaNoWriMo - Day 14 12K+

    11/14/2014 5:50:10 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    Yesterday was Another day of knee pain that had me reclined and medicated. So no writing. I did get in some reading about writing. I read some more of Stephen King's 'On Writing'. It has very little to do with horror writing. If you are a writer and have not read this book, sad, very, very sad. ... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/14/2014 9:41:56 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a self esteem workshop to go to this weekend. my daughter will be staying overnight on saturday at one of her friend's homes. so i will have some extra time on my hands. i may not get to be on spark much over the weekend, as the workshop goes all day on saturday and on sunday. all of the bird... Read more

  • Challenge Ending

    11/14/2014 6:06:19 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    Today is the last day of week 8 of the 5% challenge and tomorrow is the last weigh in. This challenge has gone fast. It was the first challenge I was in that Elijah was at school and I could walk whenever I wanted and spend more ... Read more

  • where did the week go?

    11/13/2014 8:14:52 PM, by SAMAFIN

    I haven't been to the gym since Monday. Tuesday was a holiday, I had my 2 year old niece from 2am Wednesday until when my sister got home at eight last night. This morning I helped my sister move stuff into her new apartment and nearly forgot lunch. For dinner I threw together burritos. I know th... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/13/2014 2:43:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    i enjoyed the day the other day. i got to spend quite a bit of time with my daughter and i got some errands done,too. today, i did some volunteering through the other college i was at in the spring. i really enjoyed it. i have a workshop that goes on saturday and sunday at the other college. i still... Read more

  • Not a rockstar anymore

    11/13/2014 2:38:29 PM, by KISSAR26

    Not sure if you've seen the meme doing the rounds Now this is exactly what I felt like on Sunday after getting into bed at 04:30 am. Recovery usually took a day, but I only started feeling myself again today. A whole 4 days af... Read more

  • Cross Over

    11/13/2014 9:16:32 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    Tuesday night began the cross overs with Chicago Fire, Chicago PD and Law and Order: SVU! I ended up watching Chicago Fire on Tuesday since it was after 19 Kids and Counting and then couldn't wait until last night to was SVU and C... Read more

  • I want a Cookie... Bargaining or Not- The Food Demon

    11/13/2014 9:15:31 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    The Holidays have foods galore sparking around like ornaments on trees glowing to get our attention. What's worse is these are EMOTIONAL FOODS! They bring back memories of childhood or better times, nostalgia. So we see, we want. Ask yourself a few questions about EMOTIONAL FOODS: 1) A... Read more

  • Can I Survive the Holidays? Yes. Will I?

    11/13/2014 6:57:35 AM, by CLASCOTT

    It is hard for me to admit that the holidays are just around the corner. I have been in denial for several weeks, but every time I step into a store, I am reminded. My usual holiday plans don't really exist. I tend to wing-it. This year, I am carefully planning my menu, not just for the holiday ... Read more

  • day 2

    11/12/2014 10:38:08 PM, by PENNYPANCAKES

    I survived! Under calories! The bug is definitely doing it's job. I was able to get almost 10000 steps in yesterday which was excellent however today for some odd reason my hip is killing me. Might have overdone it. I'm a bit out of shape I guess. Getting old sucks!... Read more

  • Day #4 - on track

    11/12/2014 10:24:32 PM, by LORIVIOLA

    It's been a long long time, but i am on Day #4 of being back on track! ~ Limiting wheat. But i did eat meatballs which had breadcrumbs in them... ~ Limiting "sweets" - (i did have my small gluten free banana-oatmeal-choc chip muffins). ~ 561 days in a row of walking. ~ 7-9 freggi... Read more

  • Time to Get Serious

    11/12/2014 7:32:26 PM, by KALANTHA

    It's time to get serious about this weight loss thing and time to make it permanent. Here's why: First of all (and this is the least important), I want to like what I see when someone photographs me instead of thinking of how aw... Read more

  • this sleep thing i tell ya..

    11/12/2014 3:02:17 PM, by ALLISON_TILBERG

    i have been having a huge problem with sleep lately. I was doing a much better about going to bed because I wanted to stop planning my day around naps and not sleeping all the time. i started taking melatonin a while ago and it was working, until recently. i think my body has gotten adjusted to it t... Read more

  • It's Cold

    11/12/2014 9:18:17 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    Today will definitely be a hot tea and a hot shower kind of day. It's cold outside. It's not as cold as it is in some places but it's like 50 with a high of 56. The 10 day forecast is showing 50s and 60s as highs and lows of 30s a... Read more

  • Pretty good day

    11/12/2014 12:04:22 AM, by SAMAFIN

    I had a fairly busy day for not getting to go to the gym. My niece had an hour drive this afternoon to take her son to a dr appointment. Of course, both of her vehicles are broken down, so I let her borrow mine. I drove over and picked her up and she took me to my dr's office so that I could weig... Read more

  • It is a Walk in the Park!

    11/11/2014 9:49:41 PM, by KALANTHA

    We had a surpisingly beautiful day here in Pennsylvania. The sun was shining and it was 70 degrees, which is really warm for mid-November. I decided I had to take advantage of the great weather, so I laced up my walking shoes, clipped on my Spark Activity Tracker, grabbed my dog, Justice, and headed... Read more

  • NaNoWriMo - Day 11, 11K+

    11/11/2014 3:38:18 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    I'm falling behind in my word count. If I was on 'pace' I would be a little over 2K words more by now. I tried going to an evening of NaNo at a local meeting. More chatter than writing. Most of the chatter was about YA and NA tolkien-clone fantasy. A lot of talk about how important the right phanta... Read more

  • Consistant and Aware

    11/11/2014 2:20:02 PM, by BODYSURFERJAN

    Thanks in part to Deepak Chopra and Oprah, I'm immersing myself in the 21-Day Meditation Experience, Energy of Attraction. It is a journey to tap into the pure, unlimited source of all peace, possibility, and potential. This is day seven for me and I find my Baha'i spiritual practices are be stren... Read more

  • Night Time Eating- My Coping Skills

    11/11/2014 12:29:02 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I'm a terrible night time eater. I wake up through the night and hit the kitchen like a ravenous zombie. I don't know how to stop myself because I'm half asleep. Evenings? Well, I graze. How did I lose so much weight and how am I losing weight with these issues? Let me tell you... I plann... Read more

  • found my bug charger lets do this!!!

    11/11/2014 11:53:21 AM, by PENNYPANCAKES

    ok so after a very, very long search I finally found my bodybug charger. I think I need to go back to the basics and do what worked before. Its only 18 lbs I am trying to get off I know I can do this. The bug is back on my arm and I"ve changed my work hours which I am hoping will be more condusive t... Read more


    11/11/2014 11:36:48 AM, by IMAVISION

    “This nation shall remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave!” Elmer Davis Actually a more right on the target statement of fact wou... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/11/2014 10:53:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's rememberance day here in canada. time to reflect on those who have participated in helping to protect canada and for those who are helping other countries. my grandfather was in the second world war, so i got to hear about that quite a bit as a child. he has since passed on and is dearly missed... Read more

  • Monday, Monday

    11/10/2014 11:13:11 PM, by SAMAFIN

    I forgot to mention yesterday that my daughter DID find my ring. The whole reason I was looking for it was because of a suggested spark reward. It suggested having your rings resized with weight loss, so I was going to see if the ring was any looser. I was amazed to find out that it is much loose... Read more

  • Miss My Mom and Some Diet Thoughts

    11/10/2014 5:18:42 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Today I was looking through my antiques missing my parents. I lost my dad when I was 8 at Christmas and my mom when I was 30 just after Christmas. The holidays get lonely for me, as I'm an only child and my husband's parents and hi... Read more

  • Why oh why? No it's not a pity party...

    11/10/2014 12:08:39 PM, by STORMIE62

    Why did you decide to do something about your weight? Did someone make an insulting comment? Did your doctor deliver some bad news about your health? Although it’s a noble thing to make a change for those you care about or who... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/10/2014 9:31:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    my parents had a great day yesterday! my daughter really enjoyed her sleepover the other night. today, back to working on both of my online courses. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • ugg so difficult

    11/9/2014 11:40:26 PM, by PENNYPANCAKES

    have no idea whats happening but all of a sudden all I want to do it eat!!! It's very frustrating and every single day is a new struggle it seems. Lots of stress related issues which I am sure is contributing to it but still, it's very frustrating. I honestly thought I had my food obsession beat. I ... Read more

  • Winter descends

    11/9/2014 11:35:57 PM, by SAMAFIN

    It was a fairly decent day, in the forties, but rainy. All day. I got more cleaning and arranging done and finally got my daughter in to her room to clean it as well. Of course, she finishes up by bringing out another three loads of laundry after I'm done with everything. Ahh well, I guess that ... Read more

  • Community Teams - Stay or Go???

    11/9/2014 7:29:14 PM, by JANZDIET2014

    Today, I had a chance to visit each of the 'teams' I am a member. Some of the teams have been inactive for a long while and some just don't interest me anymore. Within the next week, I plan to exit teams that are inactive - guilt wants me to stay and re-activate the team, but in reality, "I m... Read more

  • A Conversation with Queen Kathleen

    11/9/2014 7:09:14 PM, by KALANTHA

    “Hey, Kath,” I look around and see no one. “Yo, Kath.” Now, in the past I’ve joked about talking to myself. I tell people it’s nothing to worry about, as long as I don’t get in any arguments. Well, this time, the little sit down with Queen Kathleen (that’s me, at least in my own mind,... Read more

  • help! i'm in danger of eating stuff i dont want to!!!!

    11/9/2014 5:55:36 PM, by LORIVIOLA

    i had such a bad night of sleep last night because my blood sugar was really bad... my legs and feet were throbbing and it kept me awake. i have done well so far today-- 7 freggies by lunchtime... 5 mile walk-- and now, i am home, alone and HUNGRY! i am trying to stay away from suga... Read more

  • Connecting more on

    11/9/2014 5:55:13 PM, by JANZDIET2014

    Recently, I've been trying to connect more on After an almost 10lb weight gain, my recommitment to is necessary if I am to continue my weight loss efforts!... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/9/2014 1:54:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    it's my parent's wedding anniversary today! they have been married now for 48 years. when it is their 50th, in two years, they really want to celebrate it.we will all be on the east coast in canada that summer, to celebrate a family reunion on my dad's side. they want to celebrate that special anniv... Read more

  • Hot Tea

    11/9/2014 7:38:55 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    So lately I've been drinking hot tea after I'm done with my coffee. Not sure if it's because of the cooler weather and how cold I've been feeling or that I'm feeling a bit down in the dumps and frustrated with life in general. Eit... Read more

  • NaNoWriMo - Day 8, 9K+

    11/8/2014 10:18:29 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    A brief note of clarification: the NaNo goal of 50,000 word story in a month is NOT a novel. Not if you want to get it published professionally. A 50K story is somewhere between a verbose short story and a novella. Most publishers consider a novella 80K - 125K words. The novelette is no longer popul... Read more

  • Gaining Weight at an Alarming Rate!!!

    11/8/2014 6:40:37 PM, by JANZDIET2014

    Haven't been working out this past month or so, and my weight is steadily increasing... it's s-c-a-r-y watching the weight return!... Read more

  • Wow. I missed a day.

    11/8/2014 2:27:11 PM, by SAMAFIN

    It must have been a busy day yesterday. I completely forgot to do an entry. Ahh well. I stopped in at the dr office in case I don't make it in on monday, since it's going to be a crazy day, and I logged the two pounds I lost. All my workout energy today is being spent on house cleaning, si... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/8/2014 12:45:09 PM, by MOMMY445

    a windy and mostly rainy day here today. spending some solo time with my daughter before she goes on a sleepover at her friend's place tonight. we are at the local library, then we have to run a few errands. cheep,cheep from the birds! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • full disclosure

    11/8/2014 8:02:56 AM, by LORIVIOLA

    yesterday i blogged about a NSV and it definitely was one. and then..... i went out to an event an ate about 12 (or more?!) cookies!!!! (they were delicious) i was out of control. it was stress eating of a different sort. i was having a good time. surrounded by good people. ... Read more

  • Day 23 of the 275 Day Challenge.

    11/7/2014 6:06:26 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    AH!!!! It's almost 10% of the way through and I've not only not made any progress, but have gone backward!! So! I am going to reset some of my goals and actions. Firstly, my main goal is to finish the semester more fit than I started. I would love to say something like "I want to be able to jog a ... Read more

  • a definite NSV!

    11/7/2014 5:55:14 PM, by LORIVIOLA

    i had a very stressful day at work. i came home to more stress. there was a bit of bread on the table (I LOVE BREAD with LOTS of BUTTER) I reached for it and then said "NO". I couldnt say no to the the M&M's today, but i said no to the bread so i consider that a p... Read more

  • Beautiful Day!

    11/7/2014 5:14:38 PM, by KALANTHA

    Got up early this morning, did some laundry, and gave one of my dogs a bath. Enjoyed some Spark time. Then, I decided to take my beautiful boy, Justice, for a walk in the park. It was sunny and very windy, with a little chill in the air -- just like Autumn's supposed to be. The sun was reflect... Read more

  • A New Beginning?

    11/7/2014 12:00:56 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I've been stuck in the 210-240 realm for 2 years now... currently 229-230 depending on which way I stand on the scale LOL! {You know what I mean if you have one of those sensitive weird scales!} Regain is not the end, as I have ... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/7/2014 10:22:18 AM, by MOMMY445

    hurray! the weekend is here! i have signed up to do some volunteer work through the previous school i attended. i like to learn new things and helping people. these two volunteer opportunities combine the two. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and an... Read more

  • Personal Responsibility

    11/6/2014 7:28:35 PM, by KALANTHA

    I've been back for a few days and it's time for a look at how I've been doing. In the area of nutrition and diet: I've been watching what I eat and doing fairly well in that I've been cooking healthy breakfasts and dinners at home and I've been passing up my almost daily ice cream. I eve... Read more

  • I have a hard time carving out "me" time

    11/6/2014 5:25:37 PM, by SAMAFIN

    I don't know what it is, maybe I'm just a helper bee. I think about spending some time on my own, doing what I want and relaxing. Most days it ends up lost in a whirl of "Aunt Sam, can you take me here? Aunt Sam, I (or my kids) have an appointment, can you take us?". I just have a really hard time... Read more

  • Me Version 2.0

    11/6/2014 1:53:07 PM, by TREKPURRSON

    Am I a walker Now that I do it each day One step at a time? Walking on my way To a brand new better me Taking back my life! ... Read more

  • So far so good

    11/5/2014 9:00:08 PM, by JULIEBITES

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