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  • Day 8- Suspicious weight loss (LOL)

    11/26/2015 6:29:50 PM, by WINTERRAIN

    So today is my full week of blogging and adding veggies to each meal as well as not eating sweets. It is also my weigh in day and obviously Thanksgiving, a day centered around food and family 4 I have to admit that blogging for one week straight wasn't as hard as I expected. I was able to b... Read more

  • What If?

    11/26/2015 6:21:56 PM, by TREKPURRSON

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING, ALL MY SPARKIES! 247 220 381... Read more

  • a mild day

    11/26/2015 8:32:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    i feel like the interview went well. i will know next week whether or not i got this job. i am still looking for other work in the meantime. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Eliminating Barriers

    11/25/2015 5:39:41 PM, by LIMEJUICED

    Last Friday, I (re)joined a gym. I also purchased a beach parking pass. I eliminated two barriers between myself and exercise. I cannot tell you, Sparklers, how many times I have found myself driving around aimlessly, in a funk, thinking, "I should hit the beach," and then talking myself out o... Read more

  • Day 7 -The Pummelo

    11/25/2015 10:42:45 AM, by WINTERRAIN

    This morning I didn't go to the Y, because I am intimidated by the mean Y. I will go after work today since I work a short day, although my Y is a bit further from my house they are nice and sometimes that is all that matters. I didn't plan my meals well for today 2 however I did have some of my... Read more


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    11/24/2015 11:08:40 PM, by CONNIEKACZ1

    Sunny attitude.... Read more

  • Almost a Month Later...

    11/24/2015 10:47:54 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    Almost a month has passed since I was last active on this site. I have tried to log in daily, but I have lost my log in streak a couple times over this month. I have tried to set aside time to check in, but I haven't been able to keep up with my friends or with the happenings on my key teams. I have... Read more

  • Fear of success

    11/24/2015 1:00:00 PM, by SWEETNSKINNY

    Its weird to say, but I think I have a fear of success. I have no CLUE why, I always thought I was afraid to fail, but I've gotten way too GOOD at failing, that I dont think thats it, I truly think its the opposite. A few months back, I was on track like I couldnt believe. I did not even look ... Read more

  • Day 6

    11/24/2015 10:43:25 AM, by WINTERRAIN

    I have come to the conclusion I need several back up plans. I just happened to notice this morning the showers will be unavailable tomorrow til Sunday at the Y I go I may just have to suck it up and go to the mean Y 246 I will check out their class schedules and if all in all I'll just go... Read more

  • it snowed

    11/24/2015 9:20:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    last night, and a bit this morning, it snowed here, my daughter is bouncing up and down with joy. she enjoys playing and being in the snow. i have a job interview tomorrow morning and i may have another one later on this week. that one is still to be confirmed. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have... Read more

  • Finding My Way Back to My Goal Weight

    11/23/2015 10:55:09 PM, by THECRAZYMANGO

    Tonight I decided I would ask the trainer to take a photo of me to see if I made progress from when the other trainer took a photo of me in April. Honestly, I don't really see a difference. I am not saying that to get compliments. I just don't really see the difference. Actually, I do. I am happier.... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/23/2015 7:52:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    i just found out that i have a job interview this coming wednesday morning. i may have two others this week as well. one may be done over the phone. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 5

    11/23/2015 10:24:24 AM, by WINTERRAIN

    Well I wish I could say I got up super early and got to my class on time....but that is not the case. I did get up early, although I didn't get out the door early enough to be at the Y before 530. As I approached another Y on my way to the other one, I thought for a moment about going to that one ... Read more

  • Hungry All Of The Time?

    11/23/2015 4:31:21 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I read that a new science is emerging about something called leptin resistance. Leptin is the satisfaction hormone that tells the brain you are satisfied. Scientists are now discovering that very overweight people are becoming resistant to their own leptin levels and therefor staying hungrier. ... Read more

  • Day 4

    11/22/2015 10:19:25 PM, by WINTERRAIN

    Yesterday was alright, I didn't eat anything after my dinner with my girls. Although I didn't get much in the way of exercise I spent some quality time with my kiddos and that is all that matters sometimes. Today was grocery shopping day, and I reminded myself to say no in the store. It wor... Read more

  • Why losing fat sucks. (VERY, VERY LONG BLOG/ARTICLE)

    11/22/2015 6:28:02 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    I keep stating I'm going to do this or that, I plan it, I set myself up for it and... I never actually do it. I know what I need to do, follow many of the steps of the cycle of change, but I never get to the point of doing the action. And even if I do, it's for a couple of days, maximum. The... Read more

  • Exercise

    11/22/2015 11:27:43 AM, by PRAYINGHANDS35

    What would picking up pecans count as for exercise. ... Read more

  • Day 3

    11/21/2015 8:29:01 PM, by WINTERRAIN

    Yesterday went well, stayed within my range and didn't go all crazy for our movie night. Today my oldest had testing, which meant 6.5hrs of me sitting. I couldn't leave my spot because there was nowhere to walk and if I moved, I would've lost my spot. Therfore I got hardly any steps in. We we... Read more

  • Accountability: day late, and a dollar short

    11/21/2015 9:43:35 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    Down another pound, but still above 230. Starting doing the FINAL edits on my novella. I ordered enough proof copies to give to proofreaders and family so they can offer suggestions. My target release date is 1/1/2016. It will be released on Amazon US/UK, and CreateSpace US/UK. ... Read more

  • Sudden Drop...

    11/20/2015 12:50:00 PM, by KATZEYEZ

    First of all, thank you everyone who commented on my blog- it is such a wonderful thing to know that you have friends out there rooting for you! Makes it all so worthwhile! The good news is that I have lost a whole kilo since yesterday- it could be that my scales is being stupid, but there it ... Read more

  • The Flavor of Stress

    11/20/2015 12:08:55 PM, by LIMEJUICED

    I've read that herbs stressed by growing conditions, such as water deprivation or some other adverse agricultural event, become more potent, more flavorful. Better. When I used to have a garden, back in the days of married economic security, home-ownership, adequate space, and ample time... Read more

  • Day 2

    11/20/2015 10:13:00 AM, by WINTERRAIN

    Alright so first off I'm impressed I got back on here and blogged today, only because I find it difficult to actually sit down and get a blog in at times 2 Yesterday went well, I'm quite impressed on how I feel today. I know that eating right and exercising is wonderful, I just forget someti... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/20/2015 9:17:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,cool sunny day here today! woo hoo! my daughter has a day off school today. in a while, we are off to visit a few relatives. then we will just take it easy. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • More Life

    11/19/2015 2:52:26 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Hm. As I was heading into work, a tomato rolls out from under my seat. "Hm, that'ld be good with my lunch today." I snagged it, and threw into my bag. Seem like an odd scenario? It's not for me, since I've been getting in the habit of going to the farmer's market Saturday morning. I've also been... Read more

  • Just a random rant

    11/19/2015 2:51:30 PM, by TAPPANGA

    Who are these people who have two or three hours a day to work out?! I can barely squeeze in 30 minutes or an hour most of the time. Then I read about people who work out two hours a day three days a week. I'm convinced there are more hours in their days than in mine. ETA: I feel I need to c... Read more

  • Day 3 and counting!

    11/19/2015 2:31:09 PM, by KATZEYEZ

    Well, made it to day 3! I have lost small amounts, but this is encouraging as I have been stuck for so long unable to lose as much as a gram! For me, every single gram is significant as it shows some improvement in my state of being- I need to lose the weight to feel better and to help with my other... Read more

  • Day 1

    11/19/2015 10:24:52 AM, by WINTERRAIN

    I have decided I will blog daily...for one week. This is hard for me because I find so little time in my evenings to get on Spark and blog. I will try for a week and see how that goes, and if I can do it for just one week I may just continue on. Clearly this is not my first blog, however I ju... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/19/2015 8:21:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mild start to the day. then the temperature is going to drop throughout the day. by the time the day is done, it will be really cold outside. that is okay. by then, my daughter and i will be in for the night. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i will be heading outside later to enjoy some fresh air... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    11/18/2015 3:46:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter made the volleyball team and they do indeed get to travel to other schools. she had volleyball practice yesterday and she is headed to another school with the team now. she will be there for a while. i am already on the lookout for presents for her for christmas. all the birds say cheep,... Read more

  • Second day...

    11/18/2015 2:15:13 PM, by KATZEYEZ

    First of all, to all my wonderful friends who commented on my last post and made me feel welcome again! It sure means a lot! Trying to stay focused when I know that it will be difficult due to the side effects of Tamoxifen is taking its toll. Sometimes I wonder if I should just stay as I am until I ... Read more

  • Knew This Would Happen

    11/17/2015 9:57:49 PM, by VEG954

    I have been struggling for so long with pain and loss of balance. Frustration got to me. Have been falling and/or losing my balance frequently. Haven't been able to do much physically and am deconditioned. Depression kicked in with a vengeance and I had a big meltdown. Feeling scared, d... Read more

  • Starting over...

    11/17/2015 3:29:23 PM, by KATZEYEZ

    Hello, all! I know I have started over a few times and somehow never make the I have decided to start over one last time and make it work... I hope I can this time! Not feeling very good these last months- kept me away from most things I I am making a big effort to start aga... Read more

  • a beautiful,cool fall day

    11/17/2015 10:42:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am enjoying a lovely day here today. my daughter sends hugs and says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am still actively looking for steady work. i will not give up until i get something, no matter how long it takes me to do so. i am so thankful for all of the support i have from my family,f... Read more

  • Accountability and then some

    11/17/2015 8:52:53 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    Second entry and a day late. I believe I've got a good reason for lateness: I submitted my manuscript to CreateSpace for publication. I thought it was VERY close to submission ready. CreateSpace (CS) had other ideas. CS put me through 5 proofreads and as many edits. Last night at 10p.m. I re-re-r... Read more

  • Time for Change

    11/16/2015 11:08:35 PM, by LAM_MURPHY

    So when I went to the Dr. and stepped on the scale and it tipped over 300 lbs I know that something had to change. I started going to the gym and doing water aerobics and change my diet. It has been almost about three months and twenty pounds lighter. It was my wake-up call. I need to get back t... Read more

  • Life

    11/16/2015 3:19:02 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    "Fixing Intake and Getting Hellishly Tough" I got some pretty good acronym meanings from the comments in the last post. "First I'm Getting Healthier Today!" - GTNP4ME "First It Gets Hard, Then...." - SEANLOTZ "Found I Got Healthy Today." - STEVEN_D "Finally I Got Heart Troubles." - STE... Read more

  • November Goals

    11/16/2015 11:30:29 AM, by JLS523

    I went through some old blogs and realized that I used to set monthly goals for myself. I seemed to work well, so even though we're halfway through November, I'm going to set goals for the rest of the month! 1. measure myself - I haven't done this in a while but I need to. I keep putting it off... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/16/2015 8:10:55 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is now underway. my daughter and i watched the santa claus parade on tv yesterday. it would have been way too hectic and crowded to go and see it in person. she says hi to everyone! all the birds say hi! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/15/2015 9:44:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day without much planned. have not yet decided on what i want to do today. i am taking it easy and so is my is a sunny day here today. later on, my daughter and i will go to the local park and have fun. all the birds say hi. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • exercise values

    11/14/2015 10:44:58 PM, by XIMENIA

    I'm finding it challenging noting my exercise. I regularly help with chores which are mostly anaerobic, weight-bearing things like carrying 5 gallon pails full with water or grain, pitching hay or straw, lifting cattle panels to open gates, toting hoses to fill water troughs, etc. I am equating it t... Read more

  • Back to Blogging - Accountability

    11/14/2015 7:02:42 PM, by WRITEMANN1

    I will be writing an entry every other day. The Accountability will be three-fold: machine assisted strength training, weight loss of 2-4 pounds a week, and completing my 'long' short story. Realistic Goals = Strength training 4 days a week, two circuits each day. ... Read more

  • Progress Not Perfection and Trust

    11/14/2015 10:20:06 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Progress not perfection will get you there. Just TRUST the method. It's the mistrust and second guessing and stressing that sends us over and into a binge. I used to be so bad that I didn't trust a waiter would really bring me a diet drink sometimes and would go binge because of that. Or I would... Read more

  • DIET Friday the 13th FUNNY

    11/13/2015 11:34:27 PM, by TREKPURRSON

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  • Goal: Strength and Speed

    11/13/2015 8:19:10 PM, by THECRAZYMANGO

    Whenever I think of goals it seems that I question the goals. Is this too lofty? Is this achievable? Are you sure we can do this? Recently, I ran a half marathon and I was just sooooooooo slooow. Frankly, I am tired of being slow. People walk faster than I RUN. I know it is importan... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/13/2015 2:18:11 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very cool and windy day here today. i made sure that my daughter was dressed warmly enough for school. the assembly at her school was short and sweet. now another week is coming to a close. i got to see an advance screening of the movie meet the coopers and i really enjoyed it. i enter draws to wi... Read more

  • Being One With the Couch

    11/12/2015 11:12:03 PM, by VEG954

    This couch stuff is getting old! Guess I complained to a friend a little much. She showed up with an adult coloring book and colored pencils. Even included a pencil sharpener. Did some coloring today and found the day going by faster. Had my six hour Gamma Globulin infusion today. Ba... Read more

  • The Rally

    11/12/2015 1:11:04 PM, by KATIEWILL5

    Saturday is the TOPS Rally. I am so excited I love going to it. This year the theme is Score with TOPS, ( take off pounds sensibly ) I like that theme I feel they have helped me alot I believe when you decide to get healthy you need all the help you can get You have to do the hard work yoursel... Read more

  • It's Been a While

    11/12/2015 12:34:35 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Tuesday and yesterday we went grocery shopping. It is much easier to do the grocery shopping, or any shopping for that matter, when Elijah is at school. I got some healthy food like salad mix at Sam's Club and spinach and argula mix at Walmart. Monday we mom wanted me to go with her to take th... Read more

  • F.I.G.H.T.

    11/12/2015 12:33:36 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Like Sweetney commented on my last blog, "We gotta fight the feeling." I'm tired of being stupid and letting my surrounding control my health; how much I eat, what I eat, how often I exercising, how much generic activity I get, etc. It's time to F.I.G.H.T. (I haven't come up with a good meaning ... Read more

  • Getting back on track

    11/12/2015 11:22:10 AM, by JLS523

    Hi-ya SP! It's been a while. A little too long, actually...but I'm happy to be back and to get on track again. Here's a little about my story: I started losing weight in the summer of 2009 (-35 pounds) when I walked all over London. When I got back to the States, I managed to keep the weight... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/12/2015 10:23:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    a cool and rainy day here today. that is alright with me and my daughter. she already has a list written up for what she would like to have for christmas this year. as for me, i am still job searching actively and working on my courses. i take it day to day and try to not let any non replies back fo... Read more

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    11/11/2015 11:49:49 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I hate to use this analogy again, but seems fit. There are times where I'm Dr. Jekyll; smart, mostly in control, but also somewhat useless. Then there are times where I'm Mr. Hyde; out of control, but able to do more. Most of the time, when people are around, I'm Dr. Jekyll. I can eat okay, I'll wor... Read more

  • Epidural today

    11/11/2015 8:38:11 PM, by VEG954

    This morning I was in a lot of pain. Didn't sleep well and got up at 3:00 AM. Took a hot shower and used a cold pack. I was able to do some reading and worked on the computer. The epidural went very well. The Doctor is so gentle I hardly felt the needles. Have been taking it very easy and ... Read more

  • Progress?

    11/11/2015 7:42:18 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    I don't think I have done enough to lose any weight yet, but I am getting more aware of what I am eating and tracking everything. Also, today I finally started my training for doing a 5k in June. I want to be able to jog the whole thing, but I also have the lift weights since I am doing a "strength ... Read more

  • Where's Barb?

    11/11/2015 11:46:24 AM, by ONTHEPATH2

    This week of hiking included Seiad Valley back on day 243. The Seiad Café has a pancake eating challenge..... 5 pancakes...... however each one weighs one pound! I passed on that one. I eat a lot some days, but even I couldn't do that! So on we hiked, leaving the valley behind us. ... Read more

  • Nutrition

    11/10/2015 7:39:53 PM, by XIMENIA

    I an really appreciating the full nutrition report I can get here on SP. I am always above my sodium recommendation and below potassium and magnesium, though I hit folate today with my spinach salad. This is a great tool, because it makes you think about making healthier choices, not just for weight... Read more

  • Hmm... Let's See...

    11/10/2015 12:45:30 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I've been ultra busy lately and I'm probably going to busy until the end of the month, only to pick back up again in the middle of next month. Like I said in my other blog entry, "Stress, stress, go away. Please don't come back any other day." I keep getting off track, and it is a similar cause. I... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/10/2015 11:35:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly cloudy day here today. my daughter tried out for and got on her school's volleyball team. for now, the school is just playing with different grades. then they will eventually go on to play other schools. she is also in the choir and has been rehearsing at school for the assemble tomorrow. i... Read more

  • depression is the cause.....

    11/9/2015 5:31:19 PM, by KARMEXO

    hey everyone! It has been a while since I made a blog. It has been a while since I have been on sparkpeople. It has even been a while since I cared about my health at all 39 . I have just given up. After a year of dieting and exercise I lost 62 pounds. Now I have just given up. Lost all int... Read more

  • Day 15

    11/9/2015 7:15:16 AM, by BJATWOOD

    wow 2 weeks gone. Yesterday my husband and I did some shopping. As soon as I got home I chopped and packed things for the week for work. Now I know what I'm having, at least for breakfast, lunch, and a couple of snacks. It's a start and an easy way to have my meals prepared so all I have to do is gr... Read more

  • Friday and Saturday

    11/8/2015 5:15:59 PM, by VEG954

    Friday was a day of complete exhaustion. Energy tank was on empty. Made it to an early doctors appointment and then home. Had to sit in the car for 15 minutes before I felt strong enough to move. Then it was a direct path to the couch. Tried reading and kept falling asleep. Went on the laptop ... Read more

  • Sunday

    11/8/2015 4:48:21 PM, by XIMENIA

    Well we really enjoyed our meal at our Thai restaurant. As there were no calorie assessments, I guesstimated using the database. I'm sure I ate more than my calorie allotment but I was not overfull after our meal, which says something. I don't feel deprived and I am not having a problem getting back... Read more

  • Day 13 and 14

    11/8/2015 8:36:57 AM, by BJATWOOD

    So this last week I was starting to feel discouraged. I swear every time I stepped onto the scale nothing had changed. I mean I was trying to eat better, exercising regularly, things I was supposed to be doing. And I avoided the scale..until this morning. I stepped on and was shocked...... Read more

  • Why Weigh In ?

    11/7/2015 8:55:44 PM, by LADYFITNE

    Well today makes a month of my recommitment to losing weight and letting sparkpeople be a part of my process. By logging in and using all the tools available for me I am seeing some progress. Well I lost a total of 5 pd. and 9 inches from various parts over the past month. Why weigh in? For me it... Read more

  • Friday

    11/6/2015 9:35:02 PM, by XIMENIA

    Well, I made the week at work! Let's see how the weekend fares. Challenge: going out to eat tomorrow night.... Read more

  • Day 12

    11/6/2015 7:10:05 AM, by BJATWOOD

    Well it's Friday. Day 12 of my journey. About 5 days ago I started the new member 21 day challenge. Yesterday's challenge was to walk for 10 minutes. I didn't meet this challenge, not because I couldn't do it or because I didn't have time, it was because I assumed that the walk was for the fitness p... Read more

  • MIA for a while

    11/5/2015 10:09:42 PM, by VEG954

    My computer was acting up and took it in for repair. Really grateful to have it working again! I missed SP like crazy. My insurance company approved the medication to improve bone density. Will be on it for two months and have another bone density test. If density has improved enough ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/5/2015 2:10:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had an interview for a contract position coming up with an employment agency, this morning. so i am taking it easy this afternoon. my daughter is feeling much better today. all the birds say hi! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • 11 of 341

    11/5/2015 7:00:04 AM, by BJATWOOD

    I'm not sure if I like rest days. It was tough going on my 30 minute bike ride, almost like when I first started, almost stopped after 15 minutes but I kept telling myself that I had done it before and I can do it again. I'm glad I changed it so my rest days aren't together...trying to imagine what ... Read more

  • About time...

    11/4/2015 10:59:22 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Okay. I've had my fat meal. Now I can get back on track. I don't have time to log it, but here's my dinner. 5(!) packs of Nutty Bars (330 kcal each) 1 fairly large broiled haddock sandwich -8 oz haddock -1 large hoagie roll -2 oz cocktail sauce 2 cups of fries with plenty of vinegar 3 1/4 fl oz Col... Read more

  • Easier than expected

    11/4/2015 10:24:57 PM, by XIMENIA

    I think I'm in the honeymoon phase. I'm finding it easier to stay on track than I thought I would. I really thought I would struggle more. I still think the struggle for motivation will be harder at times, but I can see that it doesn't have to be. Learning to focus on other things and consciously ch... Read more

  • The Good Stuff

    11/4/2015 10:14:58 PM, by KATIEWILL5

    I have gone to the same grocery store for 15 years and for 15 years I always wanted to work there When i was heavy I thought to myself I can't stand up that long Now that i am lighter i applied . Monday I started working there. A grocery store job big deal but you see it is what i wanted and n... Read more

  • Sparks

    11/4/2015 9:55:55 PM, by KATIEWILL5

    When I track my calories track my excercise and stay serious Use Sparks things work When i get lazy and dont I become a disaster What i am trying to say is when you find things that work for you you need to stay with them dont let go Also we have to be honest with ourselves when we are not... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/4/2015 10:02:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful sunny day here daughter says hi! all the birds say cheep,cheep! i'm off to enjoy the day. then i will work on my online courses and continue my job search. i will not give up until i get something steady.have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • DAY 10 OF 341

    11/4/2015 9:05:06 AM, by BJATWOOD

    Yesterday was a good day. I really enjoy spending time with my hobbit. Today I have my meeting and it is a rest day on my exercise calendar. Rest day doesn't mean free day either, still have to try and drink my 80 ounces of water and to eat right. Looking forward seeing what today brings. 334... Read more

  • Year almost over

    11/3/2015 2:30:06 PM, by KATIEWILL5

    I have 3 sparks pages now I would mess up and make a new one No more Ill will just stay with this one I have gained 9 pounds and I am very mad at myself so time to go back to recording everything I eat and drink and time to just keep moving... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/3/2015 10:27:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    A beautiful sunny mild day here today! the job search continues for me and that is okay with me. my daughter says hi to all of mommy's friends. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i'm off shortly to enjoy the day! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 9 of 341

    11/3/2015 6:58:31 AM, by BJATWOOD

    Woo hoo....made it up to 30 minutes on my bike this morning. 248 now to keep that up everyday. Just wish my butt wouldn't be so numb afterwards. Oh well that's what I get for having a cheap bike (hand me down from my mother). Yesterday was good. Spent most of it chasing my hobbit around the hous... Read more

  • Success!

    11/2/2015 10:39:13 PM, by XIMENIA

    My first small success on this journey to health - I tracked my food and reached my goal, calorie-wise.... Read more

  • Work to Failure.

    11/2/2015 10:14:51 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    I went to visit home this weekend and I finally weighed myself after about a month or so. I'm thinking "I have been doing a little better, my weight should be slightly lower than last time." Nope! Not only did I not lose weight, I've gained an additional TEN pounds. And it's not the quick gain that ... Read more

  • Day 7 - went out for a walk... Turned into a run

    11/2/2015 8:33:28 PM, by POISSON_MA

    Hey guys! I didn't write a blog for day 3-4-5 and 6, but i kept my goals in mind. I made healthier choices but still didn't track every single thing I put on my plate but I did loose the mindless eating! When I eat something I try to enjoy every single bite, and it doesn't matter if I'm eating sush... Read more

  • Knee Issues

    11/2/2015 7:32:35 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    Earlier in the month I made a choice that was... not so wise. It was the last day of my week out of town, and knowing that I had not been hitting my daily step goals, I decided to continue using the stairs while packing up to leave. I was staying on the fourth floor, so I took the stairs often durin... Read more

  • My biggest supporter

    11/2/2015 3:25:07 PM, by MOMOF4CHANGES

    My cousin is my biggest supporter. We both found sparkpeople seperately many years ago. When we found out we both had accounts, we immediately friended each other. Since then, we have exercised together, cooked, and drank together. We now live in opposite sides of the country and we still talk, text... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/2/2015 1:53:42 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new month is now well underway. new changes and challenges will be happening. my daughter says hi and so do all of the birds. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Stress, Stress, Go Away...

    11/2/2015 12:46:55 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    ...I hope I never see you another day. Stress really messed me up, and I know this month is just going to pile that on. In the next few weeks, I have a term paper, an individual project, and a group project (that I am leading), for school. At work, I am moving into a critical position, and it... Read more

  • 8 of 341

    11/2/2015 6:58:08 AM, by BJATWOOD

    I'm thinking it's day 8. Anyway...busy busy weekend with month end and Halloween and the time change I got way off track. But last week was a practice week to see if I had it in me. It's there, someday's it is harder to find. This week is going to be another tough week. Husband is working the swing ... Read more

  • Motivation

    11/1/2015 9:22:28 PM, by MOMOF4CHANGES

    Don't give up. No matter how many times I fall, I will get back up again. I'm no quitter. I can't do it on my own, but I won't stay down.... Read more

  • Reigniting...

    11/1/2015 10:31:20 AM, by XIMENIA

    I have successfully lost weight and been close to my goal, weight and health-wise, in the past. With the pressures of life changes, that has changed and I have slipped back into old habits. I want to mindfully choose health by using the tools here. I hope that tracking what I eat and how I exercise ... Read more

  • GOAL BUDDY anyone?

    10/31/2015 11:02:59 PM, by 133ANDHOLDING

    Did anyone read the article GOAL BUDDIES ARE GOLDEN on Spark People? I have enlisted a goal buddy, her name is Lana and we are accountable to each other on a daily basis. My goat is to lose 10 pounds, and I plan to do this by exercising daily, and 3 days of the week at the gym instead of just walk... Read more

  • Positive influences

    10/31/2015 9:27:41 PM, by MOMOF4CHANGES

    Positive influences are so important. We are products of our environment. If we associate with people who encourage us to do right, eat right, exercise, treat ourselves right, we have a better chance of doing the right thing. If we are around those who eat unhealthy, sit around, and not try to impr... Read more

  • Another new beginning.

    10/31/2015 12:31:39 PM, by MOMOF4CHANGES

    I'm not going to give up. I fall down and I get back up again. I'm going to take responsibility, put my foot down, and so what needs to be done. No more excuses!... Read more

  • Pecan pies, sadness, loss and feeling lost

    10/30/2015 2:33:52 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    My dear friend's son committed suicide a few years ago. She called her best friend in Detroit to break the news to her. Her friend dropped everything got in her car and made the 3 hour trip to Grand Rapids. My friend immediately went to a bakery and purchased a pecan pie (her friend's favorite). ... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/30/2015 11:01:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! another month is coming to a close. a new month starts on sunday. a new month will bring even more positive changes in my life. today at school my daughter has a halloween party. she is soo ready for halloween this year. i got the other part of my costume yesterday. all ... Read more

  • Down!

    10/30/2015 7:44:29 AM, by SUZYBGOOD

    Well, so yesterday I went to my Weight Watchers meeting, I am down! A total of 10# since I started in May. The interesting thing is that I am down not because I was following their plan but because I was eating clean! I have been following the Daniel Plan way of eating, clean whole foods, no refi... Read more

  • Saw Surgeon Today

    10/29/2015 10:16:04 PM, by VEG954

    I like his conservative approach. Had more Xrays and lots of labs today. Wants my pain to be managed better. Will have a few more epidurals for pain control. Have to wear brace until time for surgery. I don't want to be on narcotics the rest of my life. Surgery will resolve that pr... Read more

  • Am I Ready for This?

    10/29/2015 8:37:59 PM, by LADYFITNE

    Well today I met a guy at the gym. It was weird because I was leaving and he was coming in and he opened the door for me and held it until I got out side. Why was that weird because that is what men is supposed to do isn't it? Yes. What was weird to me is this is the second time that happened in ... Read more

  • Yo Yo

    10/29/2015 2:51:51 PM, by TIME4ME2BEME

    Is anyone else on this Yo Yo ride???? I hope this time I can make it stick!!!! I'm not getting any younger that's for sure! :)... Read more

  • Take Control, Seek Alternatives

    10/29/2015 2:03:02 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Today, I brought in lunch, as usual. When I went to go eat it, I found that I had, somehow, grabbed a bag of salad from last week, and it was kind of nasty. I was getting ready to go out for lunch (Subway), when I realized that I had a can of tuna. If I had gone out, I likely would have still eaten ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/29/2015 1:47:43 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel that the job interview went well. if i get through to the next round, where i will get to meet the managers i would be working for, then i know i will get the job. this one is a two step interview process. i made it through the first step. my daughter is really looking forward to halloween th... Read more