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  • July 2015 Month's Goals

    7/3/2015 4:42:15 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Okay...officially half of the year is done. But half of the year remains. I will refrain from setting goals for the rest of the year...I'm mostly not very consistent on the follow through. So, here goes: 1. get better at follow through 2. plan week (including meals) ahead of time 3. get mor... 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

  • Hello

    7/1/2015 8:01:51 AM, by CYBERCITYSHELL

    I thought it about time to drop in and say hello. I just looked at my profile pictures of spark buddies. It is sure a place where we come and go over time. Some come back, and some stay a little while and get a little lost along the way. One thing for sure it is full of some pretty cool people-spark... Read more

  • Before you send out a search party ...

    6/30/2015 9:26:29 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    I'm here. I've been crazy busy including a week in San Bernardino for training. If you've never been to that part of Cali I will just say hot is a huge understatement and make sure you chew the air before inhaling. Because I've been hurried and stressed I have started grabbing quick and easy ... Read more

  • July Bootcamp Challenge

    6/30/2015 4:42:25 PM, by NEWWALK

    I am following this challenge because it is perfect for me- you only use your body weight no exercise equipment etc so NO EXCUSES! If you want to join one of these I reccomend start with this one! I am back to 214 again and frustrated. My goal is 190 pounds by my birthday which is in December. I can... Read more

  • 6/29/2015 Week's Review - Another Strange One!

    6/29/2015 5:30:04 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    The last two weeks sure were strange. Last weeks numbers showed it: steps were up 84372/71884 (12488 more) Miles 35.72/34.49 (1.23 more whoopie!) Minutes 1,130/1,505 (down 375 - was I walking faster?) Calories 2796/3099 (down 303). One afternoon was spent sitting with Mom at the Rehab... Read more

  • Ewwww proccessed meat!

    6/29/2015 2:46:57 PM, by MSFIGGY

    ying-facts-about-processed-meat/ ... Read more

  • Blowing my (fitness) Activity Illusions

    6/28/2015 3:25:37 AM, by SALAM4545

    I recently downloaded a pedometer app to my phone (I also bought fitbit but it would never sync to my stuff and generally drove me nuts trying to figure it out, so this blog deals with the pedometer). I was very impressed the first few seemed quite accurate, as I tested it a few times to m... Read more

  • Oh no, can this be?

    6/27/2015 9:59:16 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Really, I havent' been around here since March... where was I and what was I doing? I did make a couple trips... little ones but still. Haven't been exercising regularly or eating healthy. And it has made itself known too. I saw a blood sugar of 26... which for U.S. friends would be the same as ... 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

  • 101 Times... I got back up...

    6/25/2015 4:32:01 PM, by BABECAVE

    Success is not final... failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.... With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts... It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop... Our greatest weakness lies in giving up... The most certain way to suc... 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

  • Run Home !

    6/25/2015 10:50:38 AM, by NEWWALK

    Great softball game again last night, my niece is on a 7-8 year old team called the Hot Tamales, like the candy. Her 5 year old brother holds a box of the candy and shakes the box every time they make a home run or a run and when they get three outs. I chase him all over the softball bleachers somet... Read more

  • Help... to keep you Going... Going... Going...

    6/25/2015 1:30:11 AM, by BABECAVE

    Why & How to Make an Awesome Weight Loss Binder To keep you organized. Organization is really important to your weight loss success, believe it or not. You want to make sure you've got everything you need all in one easy to get to place. To help hold you accountable. ◦Food journaling is ... Read more

  • When you was Five Years old...

    6/25/2015 1:08:04 AM, by BABECAVE

    Picture yourself when you were five.... In Fact dig out a photo of little you at that time... and ... tape it to your mirror... How would you treat her... Love Her... Treat Her... Feed Her... ??? How would you nurture her if you were the mother of little you... I bet you would protec... Read more

  • You Only Get One Body...

    6/25/2015 12:16:53 AM, by BABECAVE

    It's a Shame for a woman... to grow old with out ever seeing the Strength and Beauty... of which her body is capable of... I may not be the Strongest... I may not be the Fastest... But I'll be Darned... if I'm not working out the hardest.... A Year from now... you will Wish you starte... Read more

  • I get to workout... not I have 2...

    6/24/2015 10:14:16 AM, by BABECAVE

    Gooo workout when you feel mad... 18 Goooo workout when you feel sad... 46 Gooo workout when you feel happy... 334 GoOo workout when you feel old... 12 GoOoOo workout when you feel weak... 33 GooOoo workout when you feel strong... 104 My last thought before I ... Read more

  • Two areas where Spark motivation fails for me, I think

    6/24/2015 9:39:50 AM, by QWESTING

    There's no doubt that Spark has changed things for me. I eat more protein, a more balanced diet. I'm more focused on where I get my calories from, and I at least think about the vitamins, minerals and fibre side of things, though this can be tricky as so many foods don't have this information... ... Read more

  • 6/23/2015 Late Week in Review

    6/24/2015 7:41:41 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    As crazy as the last 5 days have been for me, I don't think I did TOO badly with getting movement in Steps 71881/61052 Minutes 1505/1047 Calories 2099/2559 Miles 34.49/2540 Considering the amount of stress I had, I was surprised at my numbers. Friday was spent in the car driving up t... Read more

  • ~ * ~ 5 Things.... ~ * ~

    6/24/2015 2:42:59 AM, by BABECAVE

    #1. Being Active one... two... three times.. won't help you lose weight... It takes 12 weeks to see the Results... 198 #2. 100 Calories Pack Snacks... or even Rice Krispy Treats... Single Packaged... 29 #3. Don't Weigh Often... Go by the way your clothes fit... or Tape Measure... ... Read more

  • Surpise... *Challenges that I found*

    6/24/2015 1:45:17 AM, by BABECAVE

    I found these *Challenges* online.... I really love them... I wanted to show them to whoever sees this Blog of mine... This is a Workout that you can do with a Deck of Cards... It makes it more fun... Awhile I was shopping I found all kinds of different designs of Playing Cards to make this mo... Read more

  • Officially Pre Diabetic

    6/23/2015 9:51:00 PM, by SALAM4545

    I went to the doctor today and it was confirmed...I am pre diabetic. And now I am sort of freaking out. My doctor talked about how losing weight was the only solution, and I talked about how I have been lost and found the same 4 pounds for months. She said I needed to get serious about losing w... 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

  • Bleary Monday

    6/22/2015 12:18:27 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Yesterday was a mess. Fathers' Day is always hard for me. I had a horrible relationship with my father, so it's always emotional. Also, yesterday would have been my 40th wedding anniversary. We've been separated for twenty-four years. It was definitely not supposed to turn out this way. Still t... Read more

  • feeling overwhelmed

    6/21/2015 2:05:52 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    feeling overwhelmed I'm so tired today! Tired of trying so hard, to keep moving forward, to think the right things, to not miss...ect ect! My life is lonely. Nobody looks at me and says I love you. How do I keep going through this everyday?... Read more

  • another update

    6/20/2015 9:11:59 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    yet another update for you... Read more

  • (Almost) back to life

    6/20/2015 4:40:05 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    It's been an extremely rough several days. I have to be brutally honest -- Thursday night I was so miserable I gave thought to just swallowing all of my meds and get it over with. I thought, "I don't want to live like this." Then I guess the Irish kicked in, because I thought, "No, I f*****g DON'T w... Read more

  • Snack Ideas for people with Diabetes

    6/20/2015 3:30:10 AM, by MSFIGGY

    or-people-with-diabetes... Read more

  • Which fruits are high or low in sugar

    6/20/2015 3:26:20 AM, by MSFIGGY

    or-low-in-sugar-easy-way-to-remember... Read more

  • Why I need Fitness to fight Depression

    6/20/2015 3:15:44 AM, by MSFIGGY
    to-fight-depression.html... Read more

  • Parenting during a holiday

    6/20/2015 2:57:02 AM, by SALAM4545

    Ramadan has begun, and with it, my constant questions about how to be a good parent in this time. As many of you know, my ex husband was a Muslim, and my girls have been brought up as Muslims, and I teach in a Muslim school. But holidays are tough, because I do not have the background in being Musli... Read more

  • Vitamin D Matters!!!

    6/20/2015 2:29:21 AM, by MSFIGGY
    d-deficiency.html?c=JER ... Read more

  • Long Weekend Ahead

    6/19/2015 6:47:44 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    My Mom is having surgery on Monday to remove a blood clot in her brain. I have to be there for a few reasons: I worry, I know she will feel better if all her children are there, and I have power of attorney. I got at least 3 phone calls from various people at the hospital, rehabilitation center, ... Read more

  • Scared stiff

    6/19/2015 12:28:52 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    Since I got home from the facility I'm scared to death. Yesterday I used the bathroom and couldn't get off the toilet. I had to shout for two hours to be helped. I can't sleep, I can't get in or out of the shower and I have to stand over the toilet when I can get there in time. I don't know what is ... Read more

  • Scared stiff

    6/19/2015 12:28:52 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    Since I got home from the facility I'm scared to death. Yesterday I used the bathroom and couldn't get off the toilet. I had to shout for two hours to be helped. I can't sleep, I can't get in or out of the shower and I have to stand over the toilet when I can get there in time. I don't know what is ... Read more

  • Accept & Emrbace the Work outs...

    6/18/2015 7:59:28 PM, by BABECAVE

    Accept the days when Working out seem impossible... Embrace the days when working out seems effortless... I don't have to workout... I get to work out... Fruit & Veggies Cardio & Weights Water & Tea Yoga & Sleep Motivation & Perseverance.... They all goo well with each oth... Read more

  • Updates on My Life So Far

    6/18/2015 12:17:38 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Well the first thing is that I seem to keep losing too much and being underweight. This week I am five pounds under my goal weight. Meaning I will have to eat more and do less cardio this week. I have decided to only do 3 days of cardio and 4 of strength. I am trying to get my fiber in range but my ... Read more


    6/18/2015 7:44:28 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    I GOT OUT ALIVE: "Why did you stay?" It's my least favorite question. No matter how nicely someone askes me, with their tilted head and sad eyes, it still sounds derogatory. It's my fault. Yes I stayed, more times than I can count. I stayed after each bruise, after each horrible insult and his che... 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

  • Active All Weekend- Beautiful Scenery

    6/17/2015 3:43:05 PM, by NEWWALK

    Beautiful scenery is ALWAYS an inspiration for me to get back on my plan for diet and exercise. I spent Friday - Monday June 12-15 in Russellville Arkansas with my wonderful family. A 60th surprise birthday party for my uncle. He has a horse ranch right outside the town limits. My cousins and I had... Read more

  • Have a great day!

    6/17/2015 8:53:56 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

    Today do something to make it great! Do something for someone or for yourself. Be blessed!!!... Read more

  • Make Following your Heart... the whole point...

    6/16/2015 8:57:41 PM, by BABECAVE

    Did you know that when you eat fats from Junk Food... It triggers the Brain to want more and more and even more... It lasts for several days... Eat clean 85% of the time.... Sweat Every Day... Watch Portions Don't Worry about calories... Don't use the scale often... Go by... Read more

  • A video about unhealthy eating

    6/16/2015 3:58:24 PM, by MSFIGGY

    look-at-healthy-eating/ ... Read more

  • Water park fun!

    6/16/2015 8:53:32 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

    We had so much fun and now I'm paying for it! I should have put more sun screen on my back because it is burnt and I itch so bad right now. Any thoughts on how to make the itch not so intense????... Read more

  • I had fun but now I'm paying for it!

    6/15/2015 10:34:32 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

    We had so much fun at the water park but my back got very sun burnt. I didn't get burnt anywhere else but I guess I didn't get sunscreen on my back good enough. This is putting a damper on sleeping!!!! And now I itch all the time! I'm so uncomfortable! This too shall pass. Next time I will cover mor... Read more

  • 6/15/2015: Week in Review

    6/15/2015 4:33:10 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I haven't made much progress on the house and yard, but I still keep plugging away. We're watching the nest in the rose bush carefully and hoping we will get to see a new bird. My new tracker came Tuesday night after I had waked a bit that day. Even missing Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, I don't... 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

  • A question about how to count summer activity

    6/14/2015 10:18:22 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

    I went to a water slide park today. In the hot sun we walked a lot, sat a lot, stood in line A LOT, and laid in the inner tube in the lazy river too. We were out for 7 hours. How does one track that for activity? I'm sure I get something, but what? Thanks!... Read more

  • Day 21

    6/13/2015 5:29:59 AM, by MSFIGGY

    5 pound less in 3 weeks. From 241 to 235. I stared having little cravings but i can see it is because sometimes i don't feel like to cook, or prepare. What a hard job it is to stay determined. Being on sparks helps me focus though... ... Read more

  • Because

    6/12/2015 2:32:10 PM, by DETRMND2LOSE

    Something has got to change! Something needs to change! I need to change! I NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE SO THAT SOMETHING DIFFERENT WILL BE THE OUTCOME. TODAY... 249... Read more

  • Have you missed me?

    6/11/2015 8:19:54 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Day ten here. I'm getting the boot next Tuesday morning, so apparently they think I'm sane. Little do they know. I'm on three different meds (Zoloft, Gavapentin and Trazadone). They appear to be working very well. My old therapist Arthur totally opposed medication. I thought the world of Arthur... 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

  • Happy Go Lucky

    6/11/2015 2:16:02 PM, by PEANUT7712

    First, let me apologize! In one of my last blogs I wrote that I was losing almost 2 pounds a day. This was not true! This was a total typo! I'm so sorry! My fingers were typing faster than my brain and I just now caught it! To those of you who weren't so lucky and didn't catch my mistake, it's... Read more

  • Alternate nostril breathing: namaste

    6/11/2015 8:14:31 AM, by QWESTING

    Please note, mentions of crime in this blog Went to evening class today - it was a younger class than usual. And I was fine (though I have been finding yoga a bit triggery recently). It was very restorative. I decided to stay for the 'relax'; it didn't look like there were snory types t... Read more

  • "Why bother?"

    6/10/2015 2:18:33 PM, by AGRACE1112

    The question is so tempting… The call of defeat and surrender so enticing to those who spent most of their lives self-sabotaging and self-abusing masochists. Masochist- there's a word I haven't let myself think much on let alone speak for some time. But the tendencies are still there. The addictio... Read more

  • 6/9/2015 Week in Review

    6/9/2015 4:53:18 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    It's been a busy week full of emotions. My tracker broke. Spark People has it on sale for half off. 244 It should be coming any time now. I have no idea how many steps I've taken each day, as my routine has drastically changed. Helena is a joy to be with every day, She will be a year old... Read more

  • still fighting

    6/9/2015 6:49:29 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    still fighting !!!!! At the end of the day when I crawl into bed and all the lights go out, my thoughts can finally rise to the surface. Yes I’m a little bruised, slightly broken, and permanently scarred but I’m still here, I’m still fighting, I’m still waking up everyday to go through it al... Read more

  • Flood of emotions in yoga. Hmmm....

    6/9/2015 6:46:31 AM, by QWESTING

    I had a weird upswell of emotion in child's pose while practising alone last week. Originally, going to class was the difficult thing - yoga meant for me, originally, doing something that I find calming on my own in a triggery class environment - but this particular practice, on my own, was very dif... Read more

  • Short Quiz #6 (for fun)!

    6/9/2015 12:43:24 AM, by IMAVISION

    38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 Number of Americans who struggle to digest milk? 1) About 34 million 2) About 50 million 3) About 67 million Which musician was not born in New Orleans? 1) Louis Armstrong 2) Aaron Neville 3) Patti LaBelle ... Read more

  • What have I done!

    6/8/2015 7:52:39 PM, by NEWWALK

    First week of May I deleted my Sparkpeople app. I felt I had made enough progress in changing my attitude toward food. It is June 8 2015- I have stayed somewhat healthy these last few weeks. I have kept up exercising. Last Saturday I stood up for 6 hours in 80 degree heat wave that is not going away... Read more

  • Starting over after surgery

    6/7/2015 9:32:58 AM, by TRUCKERSWIFE80

    Well I am starting over today with my exercise and dieting. It has been a little over 7 weeks since I had my emergency surgery and the doctor has taken me off most restrictions. I still have to watch what I do, but I can do stuff as tolerarated . I am starting off today at 431.6 pounds Well I guess... Read more

  • Day 15 - How's it going?

    6/7/2015 2:36:57 AM, by MSFIGGY

    It's been 15 days that i been trying to get back to better habits after 21 months being fallen from the wagon.. It already feels good and this time in my mind i am finishing the issue. Before i always tried to work on follow rules and discipline and at the end emotions always won over my tries. This... Read more

  • goodbye heartache

    6/6/2015 7:51:51 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    goodbye heartache!!!!!! I feel compelled to share it with the rest of you, in the hopes that you will see that there is life beyond heartbreak. I truly pray that it will help. TRIGGER WARNING: I once fell madly in love with a man who hurt me very badly : physically and emotionally. I didn't care; I... Read more

  • Fiber Finally In Range Today. Underweight, and Class

    6/6/2015 4:43:59 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Today I finally got the maximum amount of grams for my fiber. I have been having trouble getting enough fiber in my diet. Some days I am really low and sometimes i am short on protein. Most days my calcium is not in range either and I do not even track the rest of the nutrients because most recipes ... Read more

  • Poignant Reminder: D-Day Salute From An 11-Year-Old

    6/6/2015 3:14:29 PM, by IMAVISION

    232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 Very moving account of one young boy's touching tribute to those who died on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day - seventy years ago today. We must never forget those fellow Americans (as well as others, who comprised the Allied Forces) who died there. ... Read more


    6/5/2015 7:42:24 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    ⁀‵⁀,) .`⋎´ ¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•. ... ¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•. ...•°*”˜˜”*°• live today,Don't depend too much on anyone in this world. Because even your shadow leaves you when you're in darkness. People hurt you, God will heal you. People humiliate you, God w... Read more

  • How many times can you begin again?

    6/5/2015 1:34:11 AM, by FORMYFUTUREME

    How many times can you begin again? As many times as it takes. That is what I am telling myself this time as I see my all my false starts and failed attempts before me but know deep down inside that I can do this. One thing about about spark that I like is that you can't hide from yours... Read more

  • 60 Days

    6/4/2015 5:17:33 PM, by PEANUT7712

    60 days down! 30 pound loss! I'm working on a short term goal of losing 3.5 pounds. When I have succeeded, I will be a fourth of the way to my long term goal! Wow! I think I deserve a reward as soon as I reach this goal! Let me hear your reward suggestions!... Read more

  • Things are Coming Together Slowly

    6/4/2015 5:14:08 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    The house is slowly being cleaned and the yard shaped up. It's a matter of going around Helena's schedule for the house and the weather for outside. The afternoons are a bit hot and muggy. Sherry is getting used to working. She actually said that she enjoyed being around grown-ups today. He... Read more

  • parting with Dr. Araujo and other news

    6/4/2015 11:21:00 AM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    just what it says... Read more