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  • Two July 4th Gifts for You!

    7/4/2015 2:06:19 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 232 283 195 232 283 195 232 283 195 232 Happy July 4th, 2015! 232 283 God bless America! 283 195 God bless you & all those you love! 195 232 283 195 232 283 195 232 283 195 232 A short (3 minutes) & beautifully put clip - well worth the time ... Read more

  • Motivation, Marbles, and "Supernatural"

    7/4/2015 9:55:05 AM, by MSJESSPDX

    First and most importantly, tracking food is working really well for me! For the first time, I can say having all these ridiculous devices (phone, Kindle, Chromebook, work computer) is a benefit. No matter where I am or what I'm doing, there will be a way to track my food. (For the record, the only ... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/3/2015 12:39:29 PM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! my daughter says hi! all the birds say cheep,cheep! i am taking it easy today. have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend! happy fourth of july to all who celebrate it!... Read more

  • 161.8

    7/3/2015 12:13:45 PM, by CATHRINE2010

    Yes!! I am making this work! 161.8 how very excited I am to see this number. Almost at goal, after 5 years. I lost and gained and lost and gained ... and now lost. Slowly and steadily it has come off. I am so relieved that I truly was able to dig deeper into myself and find the personal value that ... Read more

  • Hard time lifting my dog--ugh!

    7/3/2015 9:39:21 AM, by MSJESSPDX

    Whew, hello 3 day weekend! It got off to a bit of a rough start around here--my dog, Jimmy, broke a toenail, which can apparently be quite a big deal for dogs. He spent a few hours at the vet, and when I picked him up he was *very* heavily sedated. Moving him around (he couldn't walk so well) was qu... Read more

  • Make a Salad Meal

    7/3/2015 1:42:58 AM, by IMAVISION

    550 551 550 551 550 551 550 551 550 551 \o/ \o/ Praising & thanking our Creator, my Heavenly Father, for His most wonderful provision of fresh vegetables & fruits to make into all sorts of healthy food choices. \o/ \o/ 550 551 550 551 550 551 550 551 550 551 ... Read more

  • Day 32: Getting an early start

    7/2/2015 2:56:25 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Our office is closing two hours early to give us an early start on the holiday weekend. No work tomorrow! I have taken Monday and Tuesday off as vacation days. So with my extra two hours today, I am going to get an early start on my walk with Tucker. Not sure that I will walk any longer as... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/2/2015 11:49:55 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny summer day here today. had a great time with my daughter yesterday! to see her so happy makes my day. all of the birds say hi. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Successes and stresses!

    7/2/2015 9:26:03 AM, by MSJESSPDX

    Just a quick check-in this AM... Success! My weight is down today! I'm trying to actively reference my SP Nutrition Reports, and replicate meals/days that worked. My last two days were identical in what I ate, and I'm enjoying finding foods and habits that will be sustainable for me (and delici... Read more

  • Joyous July

    7/1/2015 8:24:10 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    I didn't do so well keeping track of Junk Free June in blog form. It was a rough and tough month in regards to my workload the last few weeks. I had expected things to slow down during the summer months, but unless July settles down my summer will be over and classes back in session before I know it... Read more

  • My Story and How I Lost 225 Pounds

    7/1/2015 5:07:32 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now. Beth Donovan's No Weight Loss Surgery, No Crazy Diets, No Extreme Exercise Story of Joy on a Journey: Pounds lost total: 225 and counting I don't have an abundance of will power, nor am I a mega strong person. I am definitely willful a... Read more

  • Day 31: and Mr Scale says... Let's ROCK July!

    7/1/2015 2:58:06 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Well, I dusted off Mr Scale (wouldn't want those dust particles adding to my weight!). I turned him on. I put one foot on, then the other and closed my eyes until I heard that little beeping sound he makes when he has come to a number. The number was 196.4. I got my little chart out and recorded... Read more

  • Back on Track!

    7/1/2015 9:48:07 AM, by MSJESSPDX

    Yes! Yesterday was great, food-wise. I'm back down, a few ounces below where I was after my insane salt/sugar/fat orgy, in fact. I'm trying to look at major "lapses" as an important part of all this, as that can help me develop resiliency. I mean, not all the time, because regains are stupid, but o... Read more

  • Reset: Day 30 Naked hiking and goodbye June!

    6/30/2015 4:40:11 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I am tired today. I am struggling with wanting to eat today. I am not hungry. I just want to eat. Everything sounds yummy. Even things I don't really like! Today is testing my willpower! Not to mention I have spent a lot of my day in meetings or at my desk. Not many steps at work. No mornin... Read more

  • No Coffee

    6/30/2015 12:34:50 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I'm trying to go without coffee. I was feeling super sleepy until just now (noon, lunchtime). I had a cup of tea which woke me up slightly, but now I have a bad headache. God, it was hard not to go get a cup of coffee when I was falling asleep. Well, back to work.... Read more

  • My Television Binge Binge

    6/30/2015 9:21:46 AM, by MSJESSPDX

    Ugh. Well, there it is, my first bona fide binge since restarting this journey. Last evening I binge watched some tv ("Jane the VIrgin," if you were wondering--cute show!), and binge ate some food. It started with dinner, pork cutlets, when I had 2 1/2 servings. That in and of itself wouldn't have b... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/30/2015 8:57:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm having a great day so far! i got caught up on my course work yesterday. today, i am getting just a bit ahead,so i can enjoy the rest of the week and whatever the week will bring. my daughter is enjoying being off school. i got her some workbooks for the next grade and she has already started on ... Read more

  • Reset: Day 27-28 shopping fun

    6/29/2015 1:43:54 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Saturday I took my older two granddaughters to an outlet mall which is about a two hour drive from our town. My daughter decided to join us. We had lots of fun going from store to store, For lunch we went to a nearby place which is known for their large portions of food..... as in a one pound of... Read more

  • Living and Losing, Losing and Living

    6/29/2015 1:34:27 PM, by MSJESSPDX

    Living my life and losing my weight do not need to be mutually exclusive! This is such a struggle for so many of us, me included--how easy it would be to stick to our regimented eating and workout schedules, portions, pre-tracked foods, and generally avoid "risky" situations that swap out some know... Read more

  • it's monday

    6/29/2015 8:29:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to catch up and get ahead on my course work. my daughter and i had a great time yesterday! woo hoo! looking forward to spending even more time with her now that she has finished school until september. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. i have a few errands to run today. i will do the... Read more

  • Like a Rock

    6/28/2015 7:44:45 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Last night was kinda a long night. I was off Friday night so I went to sleep and Elijah had me up before 7am Saturday morning. I had a quick pit stop after work this morning and was home a little after 8. Working at night is tough but working at night after being up all day is even tougher. I ... Read more

  • Starting over! Day 1-June 28, 2015

    6/28/2015 7:09:00 PM, by ANGELFMABV

    Starting over is never easy once you have fallen. I have thought of closing this account and opening a new one, but what does that do? It does not teach you how to succeed. It does not take away what you learned. What it does do is keeps you in denial. A person needs to just pick up and... Read more

  • Putting fork down between bites

    6/28/2015 11:38:46 AM, by --MAY--

    Hey, I started doing this yesterday, though it is hard to remember it will come, just like Marilyn says it will be automatic, like putting on sunscreen after getting burned, or not putting your hand on a hot Iron even when your 82 year old Mother said it was turned OFF!! I Will Never do that again! ... Read more

  • Don't Tell Me What I Can't Do

    6/28/2015 11:17:55 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I love the saying from the television series Lost that character John Locke always repeats, "Don’t tell me what I can’t do!" I think that’s part of where I got that attitude from. That saying just clicked with me. I think it’s because I was told that I wouldn’t and I couldn’t by so... Read more

  • My Weight Loss Vision Statement

    6/28/2015 10:12:39 AM, by MSJESSPDX

    Browsing through SP this morning, I came across the Mind Over Body series--such good stuff in there! I read the article on writing your own weight loss vision statement, and it resonated with me. I'm not super-prepared to do this, but I'm feeling an urgency to get something down now, even if it's no... Read more

  • Day 255 of the 275 Day Challenge.

    6/27/2015 11:55:12 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    So I made myself a goal to lift 10 Tons by Otakon, but I realize now it's a silly goal. Not like you think... it's too small of a goal. I just did one 20 minute workout and lifts 2200 lbs in just the one workout. But this is the only training I've done since I posted my last blog almost a week ago. ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    6/27/2015 1:18:12 PM, by MOMMY445

    a windy and cloudy day here today. my daughter says hi to all of mommy's friends! all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! not much planned for today. just taking it easy. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • What Food Is (and isn't)

    6/27/2015 10:19:01 AM, by MSJESSPDX

    I'm working hard to get back on my health journey! A huge part is changing my relationship with food, which has become a destructive one these past couple of years. Food is: Fuel Food is not: Comfort Courage Entertainment Safety A reward Friendship Of course, there can b... Read more

  • The Why of Weight Issues ~ Take Two!

    6/26/2015 9:10:47 PM, by IMAVISION

    15 9 15 9 15 9 15 9 15 9 304 for checking out this "revisit" blog. I enjoy reading past blogs of others & those of my own from time to time. In the case of my own, I often find myself delighted to realize how far I have come since joining Sparkpeople. I find it to be uplifting to ... Read more

  • Reset day 26: The stability ball, a baseball game and a little boy

    6/26/2015 3:10:39 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    WooHoo! Today I won 50 spark goodie points on the bonus spin wheel. I gave myself a stability ball. 322 Yep, a stability ball. Why? Because I don't have one. Because I like the sound of stability on this journey. Because I need to work on my core.... physically AND mentally. Because s... Read more

  • When I feel down

    6/26/2015 8:45:27 AM, by TATHY49

    When I feel down and I want so bad to give up , I do remind myself ( which ain't so easy to do since I'm stubborn and I want quick results or a magic wand or pill ) that when I started this journey my goal was to do at least 10 of walking or and exercise , to log at least 100 steps per day and to ... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/26/2015 8:43:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! even though it is bringing rain with it,that is okay. there are plenty of indoor activities that can be done,including dancing. my daughter also likes to dance. she enjoys being active. i asked her the other day which fun activity she would like to do the most this summe... Read more

  • Today...just ugh

    6/25/2015 4:11:43 PM, by WINTERRAIN

    At the time I am writing this blog I have no idea what my weight is, last weigh in I was up 4lbs....shooting me to 188.8. Very close to the 190 mark, an area I haven't been in for months and it bothers me. I hate the way I feel and I hate the way my clothes feel. All last week I counted my ca... Read more

  • 6/25/15 Thoughts

    6/25/2015 2:00:48 PM, by WINDSONG27

    WARNING: extremely long and has personal stuff in it. Not for those that are really squeamish and for guys who just don't get it. But it's brilliantly written and I make SEVERAL good points here. So, all of that being said, read of your own accord. I put myself out here to make a really good point. ... Read more

  • Well now, THAT was FUN!

    6/25/2015 1:02:55 PM, by LORIVIOLA

    So first, a story. I was walking one of my usual walks but at a different time of day. Two kids just got off the bus. Their mom was with them, walking. Their Dad was driving his truck down the hill toward their house. The boy took off on the grassy side of the road trying to "beat" his fath... Read more

  • it's thursday

    6/25/2015 9:16:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's my daughter's last day of school today until september. soon, i am off to see her get her award and spend some time with her. i can run my errands from that end instead of at this end, here in the big city. my daughter already has plans for canada day. every year, we go to a big park where cana... Read more

  • Just Don't Eat The Whole Cake

    6/25/2015 7:08:12 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    A few old college friends and I were at a birthday party, sitting near the birthday cake and talking about our dieting struggles and how hard it is to lose weight. We spoke of how many failed attempts and programs we had under our belts. We decided it was terribly daunting and only a miracle could ... Read more

  • Day 1

    6/25/2015 1:15:11 AM, by KIWINURSE

    I went for a walk before work this morning, I was almost home when a woman came speeding out of her driveway and almost hit me! Lived to tell the tale! Did not get to have a swim today though. Made my lunch for work today and I am way under my calories. Hmmmm, do I need a snack?... Read more

  • Day 1

    6/25/2015 1:14:40 AM, by KIWINURSE

    I went for a walk before work this morning, I was almost home when a woman came speeding out of her driveway and almost hit me! Lived to tell the tale! Did not get to have a swim today though. Made my lunch for work today and I am way under my calories. Hmmmm, do I need a snack?... Read more

  • Accountability

    6/25/2015 1:11:20 AM, by KIWINURSE

    To help me be more accountable, I am planning on blogging everyday on what I am eating and what exercise I am doing. I have my fit bit on, I am going into work later this morning, so plan on taking a walk and then having a swim before heading into work. Last night I stopped at the store and bought s... Read more

  • I'm finally 17 again!!!!

    6/24/2015 2:00:02 PM, by LUCKY1964

    I'm actually 30 as far as age goes but I'm a 17 size in Jeans and that is a major move forward for me. Considering a little over a year ago I was rocking a size 26 waist. I am going to make the changes I keep talking about. Now to get into these size 16 Jeans that are still hanging in the closet!!! ... Read more

  • Reset: Days 22 & 23 Maybe I should quit...

    6/24/2015 11:51:35 AM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I hit a patch of discouragement, but I stuck it out. Luckily it was short lived. Monday my son had a double header softball game scheduled. We had storms move through. The games were cancelled and he was disappointed. This is the second week in a row his games were cancelled due to rain. So to... Read more

  • so much sunshine

    6/24/2015 11:14:59 AM, by MOMMY445

    another sunny day here today! woo hoo! my daughter has just one more day of school left and she is done until september. i found out yesterday that she is getting an award at the school assembly tomorrow afternoon. of course mommy will be there. i was planning to be there,anyways. now i have a reall... Read more

  • Accountability

    6/24/2015 8:54:43 AM, by KIWINURSE

    To help me be more accountable, I am planning on blogging everyday on what I am eating and what exercise I am doing. I have my fit bit on, I am going into work later this morning, so plan on taking a walk and then having a swim before heading into work. Last night I stopped at the store and bought s... Read more

  • Day 251 of the 275 Day Challenge.

    6/23/2015 10:40:39 PM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    If you've read any of my other recent blog posts, you'll know that I have not only not achieved my goal for the challenge, but I have gained back almost all the weight I have lost overall. I am currently at 235 lbs. I hate to admit that I am at that weight now. I wish I could say I was at 210 lb, or... Read more

  • Well,...

    6/23/2015 9:10:36 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I've been doing horrible lately. However, surprisingly, when I calorie count, I'm only 300-400 kcal over that top of my range. Also, I haven't exercised much. XP... Read more

  • Get FITT

    6/23/2015 9:09:25 PM, by IMAVISION

    216 315 548 406 318 356 324 359 319 358 The following is from Kaiser Permanente – page five of "Partners in Health" – Summer 2015. 216 315 548 406 318 356 324 359 319 358 Get FITT F – Frequency: The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM... Read more

  • Vibrate

    6/23/2015 10:00:29 AM, by BCHARIE

    In Webster's dictionary, vibrate means, To experience a rush of emotion in response to something or to make a full rich sound that continues for some time. (oscillate) You know how as a child or maybe for some of us even now, there's this a vibrating excitement about special events or going on ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/23/2015 9:31:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful summer day here today! woo hoo! I will get outdoors in a while and enjoy it. i am getting more caught up with my online courses today. i keep well hydrated every day,especially on very warm days. i'm wearing more of my nice clothes these days. i am still looking for work,too. my daughter... Read more

  • Reset: Days 19, 20, 21 discouraged rockstar

    6/22/2015 3:11:29 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Friday was a busy day. Stayed on track with my food, managed +10,000 steps. Did lots of veggie prep for our picnic on Saturday. Saturday was our picnic. I picked up my friend from the nursing home and took her out for the afternoon. It was a bit tricky getting the wheelchair loaded up - but... Read more

  • it's monday

    6/22/2015 8:26:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    a lovely,warm day here today. my dad had a great father's day, i am catching up on some of my course work,house work and in getting some groceries. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Care Giver to a Fault

    6/22/2015 5:28:39 AM, by BCHARIE

    That sums it up really. I was a caregiver from a very early age, probably birth. I took care of sick kitties, the random sad person on playground that everyone picked and so forth. I became and oncology nurse, I get PAID to be a caregiver!!!! I love that my 2 sons live with me, 30 and 34, howe... Read more

  • I'm so spoiled...

    6/21/2015 6:41:29 PM, by PRINCHESSA

    So, while upgrading my phone to a Samsung Note 4 today, I noticed they had the Gear S smart watches on sale. Now, it's only been a few weeks since I'd purchased my upgrade to the FitBit Charge HR for $150. I thought it was so cool, for $150 to have a watch that was also my fitbit AND had a caller ... Read more

  • Disappointed

    6/21/2015 4:59:01 PM, by TATHY49

    I was so excited when I got my tracker couple of days ago on the mail . I thought what a fun way to set goals and to challenge myself to walk more to break my own daily record of steps . And even though is brand new the battery level right now is below 50% I have only been.using my tracker since Thu... Read more

  • Results

    6/21/2015 4:48:52 PM, by CATHRINE2010

    I really want to share something positive with you today. Results are happening. Like really happening. I am now able to wear the clothes that I have been saving for 5 years. It is a nice feeling and a great accomplishment. If you had been here in 2010 when I started my journey you would know all th... Read more

  • Perfect Timing Challenge

    6/21/2015 3:11:18 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    I've done a few challenges to attempt to lose 5% of my body weight. I've never actually lost the pounds that my 5% equals to. It's usually 10 or 11 pounds over 8 weeks. Pretty simple but life sometimes shows up. I get on Sparkpeople recently and check my mail and there's an invite to join the ... Read more

  • How to RESET Your Weight Loss Goal on SparkPeople

    6/21/2015 12:34:58 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I have to keep changing things up. I reset my spark nutrition tracker goal every 10-20 pounds so that it stays relevant to my new weight so I continue to lose. This is also good for breaking a plateau and for raising or lowering your weight loss expectations. I tried in the past for all 220 p... Read more

  • Finished Physical Therapy

    6/20/2015 9:43:22 PM, by VEG954

    Friday was my last day of physical therapy and have already been working out at the gym. I feel stronger but still having issues with my balance. The nerve damage in my leg will never go away and have accepted that. I will continue to work on getting stronger. Stretching has become a daily... Read more

  • Cried in the dressing room today

    6/20/2015 8:48:56 PM, by DAMARIS135

    I went to the store to pick up a few items. decided to stop in the make up aisle and picked up a lipstick and lip liner. I have been feeling a little more confident lately. It's a nice change to just feel like I don't have to hide. when i used to go out i wanted to just be invisible. I was always ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    6/20/2015 1:13:12 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax and take it easy. i haven't made any specific plans for the day. it is more relaxing this way. this is the first day this week where i have not had to go somewhere or had to be somewhere at a certain time. all of the birds say hi. my daughter is also relaxing today. she has signed up ... Read more

  • Yayyy huh I got it !!!

    6/19/2015 1:46:00 PM, by TATHY49

    Yayyy , I am so excited Wooo HOOO I can't wait 244 252 I just got my activity tracker from Spark People and just finish setting my tracker I ca not wait to see how much activity I can track every week , I feel like a kid who just got the best gift ever.... So many things are happening this ... Read more

  • Something is Better Than Nothing

    6/19/2015 10:10:46 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Something is better than nothing. If you can't exercise 30 minutes, do 10. Do 5. Do it a few times a day if you have to. Cut back just a little at meals. Nobody says you have to starve your weight off. There is nothing wrong with doing things the slow way. I started in 2005 at 460 pounds with... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/19/2015 8:52:08 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found out today that there some other online courses i can take,along with the main two i am currently in, math and document use. i am still working on my french and computer keyboarding courses,too. today i am getting some assignments for the last two done and then i am going to go and enjoy the ... Read more

  • Reset Day 17 & 18: the new norm - sweat & frizz

    6/18/2015 2:13:19 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Yesterday I didn't blog. I planned on doing it in the evening, but time slipped away from me. Anyhow, it was a pretty good day. I walked at noon and dang, it was humid! I came back with frizzy hair and sweating like crazy! I'm one of those people who sweat... lots. Good thing I had baby wipes ... Read more

  • a very warm day

    6/18/2015 9:14:03 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is going to be a very warm and humid day here today, with a chance of some thunderstorms later this afternoon. i am prepared for the rain and so is my daughter. a week from today, my daughter will be finished school until september. today, if it is not raining, she has soccer practice. all the bi... Read more

  • Starting over does not mean you are a failure

    6/17/2015 9:36:55 PM, by WINTERRAIN

    Over the course of 3 days I have had numerous thoughts both negative and positive towards my weight loss goals. I have mulled over how I felt when I wasn't tracking my food or when i just tossed my exercise goals to the side. Then I mulled over how I felt when i did track my food and reached my ex... Read more

  • There Is No Cure!

    6/17/2015 7:15:47 PM, by IMAVISION

    390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 Although difficult to watch, this is simply POWERFUL!
    s-no-cure/ 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 390 For more on Holley Kitchen's story & a bit more concerning Metastatic Breast Cancer:... Read more

  • June Goal Step Challenge

    6/17/2015 4:38:48 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    I got the new spark people activity tracker whenever I got my debit card. Best part of it is I waited so long to get it that it was half off. Couldn't be happier about the price or having the tracker itself. When I wasn't at work I hooked it up to my bra unless I went to the fitness center, th... Read more

  • it's a wonderful,sunny spring day

    6/17/2015 8:26:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm having a good day! my daughter and her soccer team won their game yesterday with a score of 8 to 2! woo hoo! i am soo glad i got to see it! yay! all of the birds say hi! one of my favourite exercise dvds is by leslie sansone, the mega miles one. my daughter has just one more week left of school ... Read more

  • Reset: Day 16 No, I won't

    6/16/2015 2:56:42 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I managed to squeak in a walk last night with Tucker between rain storms! It was wet, humid and yucky out but we got in about a mile an a half walk. I was happy - and so was he! So after work I am planning a walk with the dog and then off to visit my friend in the nursing facility. I sent he... Read more

  • Disgusted with myself today for bingeing last night!

    6/16/2015 2:00:00 PM, by TREKPURRSON

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  • a beautiful spring day

    6/16/2015 10:42:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    the sun is shining brightly here today and i feel great! my daughter has a soccer game tonight and i can finally get to see her play in a game. with my previous work schedule, i was not able to see her play in a game. now i can, until my schedule changes again. i am ready to start looking for more w... Read more

  • Something new

    6/16/2015 3:28:00 AM, by KATIEWILL5

    So I have 40 more pounds to lose and I feel I am at a stand still Like my body has done enough and I find I am tired and bored and I want a change something that would get me up in the morning Any sugjestions... Read more

  • Reset: Day 15 Be patient....

    6/15/2015 1:58:14 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    When you change - you just do stuff differently and things change...right? It should be simple. You just do it different! Ahhh, but then stuff gets difficult and sometimes you have to do it the old way... but that is wrong, right? Are you totally confused? Me too. So I decided to ... Read more

  • Little steps

    6/15/2015 12:34:22 PM, by TATHY49

    I lost 3 pounds and I am so proud of myself , for some 3 pounds might be nothing but for me is a very big deal , my clothes are feeling a bit loser , and I also was able to get in the tub and take a bubble bath to relax , and that also is a huge step for me , you see I haven't been able to bend , o... Read more

  • a nice day

    6/15/2015 8:37:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am feeling a bit better this morning. not sure what came over me the other day. i have some errands to run, some course work to do and some housework to do. all of the birds say hi! My daughter sends hugs and says hello! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • This is very important

    6/14/2015 10:32:53 PM, by TATHY49

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  • something to remember

    6/14/2015 10:28:31 PM, by TATHY49

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  • Needs a title

    6/14/2015 10:19:24 PM, by TATHY49

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  • it's sunday

    6/14/2015 12:09:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day of rest for me today. helped my good friend do some errands the other day. so i am taking it easy today. my daughter says hi. nothing is planned for the day. i will just take it one part at a time and go from there. feeling a bit off. hope that i am not coming down with something. all the bird... Read more

  • An awe-inspiring joy to watch!

    6/14/2015 11:40:07 AM, by IMAVISION

    268 40 345 268 40 345 268 40 345 268 I found this to be very impressive! Simply astonishing! I hope you enjoy it as much as I. God bless your Sunday in unrepeatable & glorious ways! 40 345 268 40 345 268 40 345 268 40 more

  • Reset: Day 14 happy birthday

    6/14/2015 11:23:38 AM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Well, it's raining again today - steady rain, but not pouring. Yesterday I ended up with 75 minutes on the treadmill - or 5 miles. Unfortunately the rest of my day didn't involve tons of steps. My total for the day was around 16000+ I haven't synced the fitbit yet so I don't have an actual numbe... Read more

  • Reset: Day 13 the little dog

    6/13/2015 10:21:27 AM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Today is day 99 on my virtual walk - tomorrow will mark 100 days on the trail! I did manage 10 miles yesterday - it sort of happened as unplanned! I walked on the treadmill after work and then the weather cleared for a bit. More rain was in the forecast for the weekend so I thought I better seize... Read more

  • Quiet Day

    6/12/2015 3:41:12 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    I stepped on the scale this morning after I woke up and I'm down to 212 again. I was up to 217. I'm happy that the scale is going down again. I was going to go to the fitness center after I woke up yesterday but then I overslept. I was off last night and I didn't want to sleep past 1. I had my... Read more

  • Reset: Day 12 The High Sierras

    6/12/2015 11:53:10 AM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Yesterday I met a friend I hadn't seen in a bit for dinner and to catch up. We went to a little Greek diner. I explored the menu. My tummy wasn't quite itself so I didn't want to have anything to exciting - and then I saw they had a 24 hour breakfast selection. I opted for an omelet with spinach... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/12/2015 8:31:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly cloudy day here today. my daughter and her team mates all had fun at soccer practice yesterday. i enjoy seeing her having fun and happy. there is a chance of a thunder storm and rain here this afternoon. so i will go out and get a few things done before the rain starts. in the afternoon, i ... Read more

  • Trekpurrson: Simulated, 22 # to go!

    6/11/2015 11:48:23 PM, by TREKPURRSON

    187 / 165 Model My Site has a wonderful image generator.... I'm not brave enough to wear a bikini yet, at my current weight, of 187 pounds(left), but maybe at my goal of 165, (right) I'll try it!... Read more

  • Junk Free June - Cleaning out the Email

    6/11/2015 8:36:18 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    I am working on my pledge from last night to use my time more wisely. After checking in with my teams, friends, and bloggers, I find I don't have much time left of that which I set aside as Spark Time. That's okay though. Short blog it is. Today, I have also set aside time to clean out the junk... Read more

  • Words to Inspire #8

    6/11/2015 5:45:01 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 "Honesty & frankness make you vulnerable. Be honest & frank anyway!" & "The good you do today will be forgotten. Do good anyway!" ~ Mother Teresa - Catholic Nun & Missionary 195 ... Read more

  • Reset: Day 11 just one more step.....

    6/11/2015 2:06:53 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    I was tired yesterday. I went to bed too late the night before and was dragging all day. Top that off with a dinner of chicken noodle soup, a piece of baguette, conversation with a dear friend.... I got home and wanted to curl up on the couch and watch some mindless tv. Who am I kidding? Once I ... Read more

  • Day 239 of the 275 Day Challenge.

    6/11/2015 11:37:24 AM, by SLAPTHEFATCAT

    Only 5 weeks left until the end of my challenge and I start a new one. I really wanted to talk about bread. I love bread and all its forms and its amazing versatility. My problem though, is that it seems when I eat bread, my entire diet goes out of wack. It's not a gluten thing; I know enough to ... Read more

  • Emotional Eating and My Latest Trials

    6/11/2015 9:22:00 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    After having lost over 220 pounds on SparkPeople, I think the best advice I can give on the subject would be to ask yourself what you are trying to feel when you are about to emotionally eat. Usually I want to feel warm, safe and comforted, for example. So I got a luxury soft blanket, some richly ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    6/11/2015 8:33:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    woo hoo! my daughter had a great time at the zoo yesterday and so did i! she wants to go again with just me and not her school. so she can see parts that she did not get to see. it rained heavily a few times, so her class and other school folks did not get to see as much as they wanted to see. today... Read more

  • Only a year plus later...

    6/11/2015 12:40:28 AM, by PRINCHESSA

    And, I'm baaaack... new fitbit on wrist (Charge HR)... another new start! Been really good at tracking everything in the last well, 10 days or so, until yesterday (still today to me, but after midnight)... things just got away from me and I didn't make it to the spinner and it broke my streak. ... Read more

  • Junk Free June - Getting Rid of Time Junk

    6/10/2015 8:21:51 PM, by SADIEMAE32

    I had great plans for what all I would do this summer. Plans I made during the busy semester believing that summer would slow down. Yet, now that summer is here, it seems to be flying by so fast. I am as busy as I was when classes were in session! I have decided I need to reevaluate how i spend... Read more

  • Quote poem thingee

    6/10/2015 7:53:15 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    In one of my daily emails I get on sparkpeople from a group I joined at some point includes quotes. This one is a little to long for a status update. I really like it and thought I would share it. "When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all uphi... Read more

  • Bugs

    6/10/2015 6:43:06 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Thank you to those who have bugged me (particularly, my brother, slapthefatcat). I finally tracked everything and worked out. My assumption is that the bugging and guilt resulting from it, made me write the list, which turned to action. So, KEEP BUGGING ME! And keep on keepin' on!... Read more

  • Reset: Day 10 Yawn.....

    6/10/2015 2:01:09 PM, by ONTHEPATH2

    Last night I walked the dog, got home and snuck up to the hospital to visit my friend. She is feeling much better and is hoping to be released to the nursing facility in the next couple days. They didn't have a bed for her there yesterday. We sat and chatted for too long! It was about 10pm when ... Read more