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  • Cancellation, and uncooperative church deacon

    3/3/2015 11:49:34 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    I had to cancel my chiropractic appointment for today because of the weather. I did not know if the van would be able to come or not. I rescheduled it for next Thursday. We have a deacon in our church who is very unwilling to help us out with rides. It seems whenever the other two women are out of t... Read more

  • Patting myself on the back

    3/3/2015 10:51:06 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    When I last checked in on Friday I was worried about my flight to Texas for many reasons. The fear is irrational, but it is real ... it is not a lack of faith ... it is not statistic based ... it is very silly, but it is real. I am feeling much better today, but my ADHD brain will not stop chu... Read more

  • Do you know how to love your kidneys??

    3/3/2015 8:05:50 PM, by LIFE-FAITH
    -can-do-now-kidney-health Three things you can do right now to impact your kidney health 1. Increase physical activity 363 311 231 332 355 548 313 318 2. Try to treat minor pain symptoms without medicat... Read more

  • 3/2/2015 Week in Review

    3/2/2015 8:34:27 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Someone in a class I'm taking stated "I didn't want to lose my life because I dug my grave with a fork." What a statement! I was definitely off last week. I felt tired and out of it. But I kept on plugging. steps: 85988/87876 minutes: 930/1005 calories: 3820/4150 miles: 53.04... Read more

  • The Importance of Staying Hydrated

    3/1/2015 9:42:03 PM, by IMAVISION

    194 91 194 91 194 91 194 91194 91 189 "Did you know that we often drink less water in the Winter, because our bodies are not as aware of our need for it?" ~ Annessa Chumbley, RD 189 194 91 194 91 194 91 194 91194 91 Three reasons to drink more water in the Winter months! ... Read more

  • Stress eating and Me

    3/1/2015 2:04:26 PM, by SALAM4545

    So, after what turned out to be an oddly stressful week mainly due to a rodent issue under the house and my own primal urges, I had a 2 days of making poor food choices. Not binge eating, just giving into a desire for fats and sweets. It made me realize that even when I have control, I'm not exercis... Read more

  • Which day is this?

    2/28/2015 10:49:36 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    Yesterday the love of my adolescent life passed away. Rest in peace, Leonard Nimoy. I'm sure Heaven is a much more logical place! Yesterday was also month-end at work, and it was brutal, Not helped at all by the fact that I'd slept very poorly the previous two nights running. Also, I had ... Read more

  • Week 4- And It All Came Tumbling Down

    2/28/2015 10:09:27 AM, by KAYTEHD

    I. Am. Done. With. This. Week. Ugh. I felt really good last week when I got down to 180 and I was ready to kick some butt this last week. Then I got a FB message on Sunday night that a cousin of mine was gravely ill from sepsis. I figured she would pull through but on Monday morning I got ... Read more

  • Mild freak out

    2/27/2015 10:13:34 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    *** Warning *** People who are somewhat normal will likely think I'm being ditsy and overreacting. 24 So I'm at work and I get an email from Lisa, the office administrator for the western area VP. She is really nice so I wasn't too worried ... Let me go back a few weeks. ... Read more

  • Friday

    2/27/2015 9:28:55 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Aiyyyy..... they called me in early today, called at 5 to 11, even though I was scheduled for 12 anyway. I did make it for 11:30, and then worked till 8:45. Peak Season. I did my fastest return tonite, the last one, the EASY one, finally... it only took about 20 min. to do!!! WooHoo... But I... Read more

  • This sucks... Really really sucks!!!

    2/27/2015 8:57:49 PM, by POOKIE731

    It's bad enough to get a message saying an employer hired someone else and so you didn't get the job. Today I got an email from a job I really really wanted, and really could have excelled at, The email said they were still looking but that they weren't going to offer me the position. So what th... Read more

  • Debt Collectors and sore back

    2/27/2015 8:51:30 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Well they are at it again harassing me with letters and phone calls. Trying to get their money again. I took everything out of the other bank and put all but 100 dollars in my checking account. I have no other CD's left. After this it is down to the IRA's. I was told that they cannot touch my checki... Read more

  • Ima's Quote for the Day!

    2/27/2015 1:33:52 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 195 195 195195 195 195 195195 195 “Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of your reality is not their reality.” ― Shannon L. Alder 195 195 195 195195 195 195 195195 195... Read more

  • Working for a living!

    2/26/2015 11:25:27 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Clocked out of work at 10:07pm.... wow... good bad and indifferent... Starting to feel comfy with a few things.... Shoveled the ice out of my driveway to get out this am, but didnt' get to walk my 2 mi. I did find a burrito in the freezer, makes a great, quick easy to carry and eat lunch.... Read more

  • Such a long week

    2/26/2015 10:35:47 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    When I read the responses to my last blog I was thrilled. All of you truly made my day ... my week with your kind comments and encouragement on my photography. This week has been very mediocre as far as eating goes. I haven't binged or just eaten badly, but I have been busier than expected an... Read more

  • woohoo 26 years!!!

    2/26/2015 2:46:45 PM, by LIFE-FAITH

    244 384 408 My husband and I are celebrating 26 years of marriage this weekend! We are going to dinner at a special restaurant we have been trying to visit for two years... there is always a 2 - 3 hour wait... they do not take reservations... but I called and got a very nice gal manager... Read more

  • Today I Start Over With My Whole Program

    2/26/2015 1:52:09 PM, by LAYDIIJ1

    I want to start my whole program over. My tracking, fitness, eating, emotional and mental well-being, and just do things differently. I let my marital relationship, being a mom, and not being employed take my focus off what's best for me and I began the pity party. Some days I wouldn't eat at all an... Read more

  • Just Writing For Fun

    2/26/2015 1:25:50 PM, by LAYDIIJ1

    I have been taking days off of my workouts and putting more time in on the days when I am feeling up to working out. I got a little frustrated with the spark videos because a lot of them are hard for me to do, so I don't do those, and I have videos here but as you know it is hard to track the calori... Read more

  • church family is weighing on my heart

    2/25/2015 11:49:19 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    Prayer request for Barbara widow at 56 she's really having a rough time adjusting to her life... Read more

  • into second week at work.

    2/25/2015 10:30:34 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Well, it's my second week, still tuff... but lots of helpers. And it is peak season!!! Crazy!!! Was asked to work late a couple times already, but with snow storm happening tonite, I was glad that I was able to go home and two others came in instead... So far, I have managed to do my 2 mi WATP a... Read more

  • Results of Doctor Visit and Weight Loss

    2/25/2015 3:55:42 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Well I am taking antibiotics for a bladder infection now. I only take them for 3 days. They found blood and white cells in my urine. I also have to go in and have an endoscopy for my acid re-flux problem in March. I lost another pound and the professor says the problem is with my punctuation in my r... Read more

  • Feeling dangerous

    2/24/2015 10:34:12 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Yesterday I had a near panic attack at work and almost quit my job. The situation I reacted to turned out to be not nearly as bad as I thought, so luckily I kept my head on (sort of) and I'm still employed. I've had a problem with using the walker because I have to lean forward, so most of my d... Read more

  • back pain is much better

    2/24/2015 2:19:11 PM, by LIFE-FAITH

    252 244 521 I LOVE SPARKPEOPLE!! My back pain is 99% gone!!!! No doctor! No Chiropractor!!! Just sparkpeople's back stretching exercises!!!! Day 1 - I could not hardly stretch at all the pain was intense Today is day 16 and I am able to move without much pain at all ... Read more

  • Only because someone asked :-)

    2/23/2015 11:30:38 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    Actually ... more because I don't want people thinking I am any more strange than they already do 211 How did I start food Photography?? To be honest, I am not really sure. What drew me to photography is the fact that I really have no talent. Please don't get after me for bei... Read more

  • had a beautiful day...

    2/23/2015 10:13:39 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    I won 220 today that was really fun... Read more

  • Update on Doctor and Problem with Professor

    2/23/2015 8:42:30 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    I was supposed to go to the doctor today but had to cancel because of the cold weather. I will see her on Wednesday. Having a conflict in my new class with my professor. He graded one of my papers and commented on the references. I had the references in APA format and he keeps saying that they are ... Read more

  • 2/23/2015 Week in Review

    2/23/2015 8:12:09 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    It was an interesting, busy week. I got things done that I wanted to do. I felt I ate good. My energy felt like it was a little low, but I kept plugging away. Steps: 87876/79572 Minutes: 1005/911 Calories: 4150/3661 miles: 48.44/46.36 It was good to see that my numbers were up a... Read more

  • feeling absolutely disgusted

    2/23/2015 7:55:55 PM, by LYNNA1968

    With myself. I weighed myself and I've gained 7 Lbs! I worked so hard to lose the 100lbs & now its coming back. I'm going shopping tomorrow after work for veggies & fish and going back to the way I was eating before. The DR's are going to have to work something out. I'm getting very depres... Read more

  • Rock Bottom but Still Here

    2/23/2015 10:45:25 AM, by POOKIE731

    The last couple of weeks have been so hard. Im fluctuating between eating comfort food that I shouldnt be eating, and barely eating at all. Im so depressed and stressed. The job interviews I went to a couple of weeks ago both say they are still interviewing and the one I was at for 3.5 hours ... Read more

  • Monday, February 23, 2015

    2/23/2015 2:35:44 AM, by AMYROSEC

    It has been a cold and snowy weekend here. We really have been blessed here it has for the most part been a warm winter. We got about a foot of snow in the metro area part of town I am in. Got some really good exercise in yesterday shoveling. My boys did the majority of the shoveling, however. My ne... Read more

  • Why I need a rabbit cage quickly;OR why my kids Dad is a Giant Rat!

    2/22/2015 11:50:44 PM, by SALAM4545

    I realize this isn't illegal, but can I please just vent to you as someone who knows how manipulative my ex-husband, henceforth known as the Butthead, is? I went to pick up the kids from their visit with their father. They were carrying a box, very happy and excited. "Look Mommy, it's a baby ra... Read more

  • So what do you do ...

    2/22/2015 5:38:08 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    So what do you do when one of your hobbies is food photography, but you are trying to eat healthier?? You take pictures of healthier foods 211 Yeah ... this is a strange hobby I guess, but I love photography. I love altering the lighting, the focal point and the depth of field. This is... Read more

  • Artificial Sweeteners in Milk? - The Dr. Oz Show

    2/22/2015 2:27:02 PM, by IMAVISION

    466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 As always - I 304 for stopping in to check this information out. God bless us all with the desire to seek out clear knowledge concerning the products we choose to purchase! 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 "Industry m... Read more

  • The Little Things in Life

    2/22/2015 8:53:01 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    It's true that the little things in life - the things that don't cost any money - are the most valuable. While Skyping with Sherry and Helena, I watched Helena tell her momma that she was hungry, without saying a word. She looked at her and just kept opening and shutting her mouth like she was eat... Read more

  • blessed

    2/22/2015 7:54:27 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    "A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile" .feeling grateful for you all in my life.... Read more

  • For the first time in forever ...

    2/21/2015 10:16:05 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    No ... I am not going to start singing songs from Frozen, so Let It Go 20 It has been a long time since I have done *some* exercising every day. Right now it is limited to short and pretty slow walks. I may be exaggerating my accomplishment a bit. My walking was limited to getting up... Read more

  • Saturday sleepies

    2/21/2015 3:36:51 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Long week at work, poor sleep the last few nights. I'm drowsy and unmotivated today. But there's SO much I need to do. Cooking meals seems overwhelming lately. I stay in bed in the morning until I have to run, never mind breakfast. And at night, thoughts of the drive-through or phone-out are almost ... Read more

  • Week 3- What I Deserve

    2/21/2015 1:28:07 PM, by KAYTEHD

    Today marks my third week in Weigh Watchers and also my third week on Spark. I'm thrilled to pieces with my success- I took my fitness goals seriously this week, no excuses, and it paid off. I'm almost down 10 lbs. Hopefully I'll be in the 170's by next Saturday and I'll officially be a new dress s... Read more

  • update on my back...chiropractor visit

    2/21/2015 12:34:40 PM, by LIFE-FAITH

    524 first I must confess I am under the influence of pain meds as I write this so please forgive me for any typos and such... I went to see the chiropractor last night as planned... well they did not get my referral from my doc... gee do you think they could have told me that when they calle... Read more

  • SpoilingHelena

    2/21/2015 11:33:01 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    That's the title of my new Etsy shop. I made some scarves recently and decided it's time to see if I could sell some of them. I can add afghans, etc. as I make them. I am also working on crochet dish rags, but I'm not sure they're so good yet, so I am trying to perfect them. I wanted to se... Read more

  • Doctor's Visit, Class, and Weight Loss

    2/20/2015 10:46:43 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Well I lost about 2 pounds this past week even though I did not exercise much. It has been exceptionally cold here this week. I am going to see my doctor on Monday. I have been having trouble swallowing food the last couple of days. I also had very bad hearetburn yesterday. I think the heartburn wa... Read more

  • what a beautiful day today

    2/20/2015 8:14:49 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    Seems like my off day flew by... ..enjoyed participating in water aerobics.. I'm so blessed to have a family gym... Read more


    2/20/2015 5:51:37 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    Change 'I CAN'T' into 'I CAN' and pretty soon you will say 'I DID'." Everything starts with the ABSOLUTE BELIEF that you can do things. Once you believe in yourself, you will have the confidence needed to fully throw yourself into the necessary tasks that will take you to the desired destination. Pu... Read more

  • If someone my age can do it, Why can't they?

    2/20/2015 12:27:11 AM, by SALAM4545

    I babysat a few students after school today, managed to get some exercise by teaching them to play follow the leader, which none of the kids knew (their age ranges were 4 to 6). Each time they were the leader, they sort of copied what I had done, until I said to imagine something new (they really lo... Read more

  • Happy As A Clam!!

    2/20/2015 12:20:48 AM, by LAYDIIJ1

    I am back on track and ready to go. I had a horrible week full of disappointment, depression, and irritation but I used that to get my workout and get my fat burning oven going. I sometimes feel like the people on the biggest loser at the last chance work out. I sweat, can't breathe, and my throat g... Read more

  • another recent update for you to think on

    2/19/2015 9:16:02 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    just for you to think on... Read more

  • Unfair

    2/19/2015 4:46:02 PM, by BEEKAHBUG

    I don't know what to do anymore. I have been trying so hard to get pregnant. I thought I was pregnant this month, but I'm not. I really want to get pregnant and have a baby. I don't understand why it is taking so long.... Read more

  • What a day

    2/18/2015 9:49:02 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    Not bad ... hectic. Being busy at work is good, it keeps me from mindlessly snacking but today was a little ridiculous. It is the nature of the busing business that you can have multiple very slow days and then have three or more things happen, and usually at the same time. That was tod... Read more

  • Catching up

    2/18/2015 9:02:06 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Well, we didnt' get all the snow they were predicting, but we did get the Flash Freeze... and wasn't that a lot of fun.. couldn't move out of the yard one day, was a skating rink out there... even poor Buddy was falling when he went out. So, I did do two 5 hr. days at the tax office... Still... Read more

  • Life's Bumpy Like Michigan Roads

    2/18/2015 1:39:22 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    A friend of mine passed away last week at the age of 60. That's way to young; it did get me thinking about my life. There's a bit I still want to do. A friend from church just got out of the hospital. I went to visit her this morning. She's a bit older than me and was commenting how she fee... Read more

  • Talk about a heat wave!

    2/18/2015 12:21:38 PM, by IMAVISION

    425 444 425 444 425 444 425 444 425 444 Talk about a heat wave! 246 304 for checking this out. Hope it brings a smile to your face. 100 God bless you on this eighteenth day, of this second month, in the year of our Lord 2015! 425 444 425 444 425 444 42... Read more

  • Happy Wednesday

    2/18/2015 7:54:48 AM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    Thankful for this beautiful morning. Greetings )... Read more

  • Today

    2/17/2015 10:03:29 PM, by BEETEACHABLE

    This is a quote from an old song "Life is a journey not a destination" even some of those chocolates can be bitter, and bitter sweet all depends on what I chose to do with them. Forrest Gump was one of my favorite movies also It is one I never get tired of watching. 521 381 521... Read more

  • First day back

    2/17/2015 9:17:39 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    So I go back to work today. Really not a big deal ... the knee surgery went well and I could have probably gone back and sat at my desk last week, but the time off was nice. Today was the "Let's try to read all 75 emails and catch up on the work nobody else does while I'm gone." type day. I d... Read more

  • This is how strong and determined I am

    2/16/2015 8:07:48 PM, by LIFE-FAITH

    I have had a slipped disc for 8 days... I know from experience with my husband - you can lay around and let it get worse or you can stretch, stretch some more and keep moving YES the pain is unreal... thank you Lord for pain meds and muscle relaxers... (due to my ankle I always have these on ... Read more

  • 2/16/2015 week in review

    2/16/2015 6:08:23 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Considering I had an odd week, I guess I didn't do too badly. I spent one afternoon at a memorial service and another one at the hospital with Mom. The weather certainly didn't cooperate: lots of snow, lots of frigid temperatures, and me wanting to hibernate. Steps: 79572/80556 Minutes... Read more

  • Life

    2/16/2015 6:01:55 PM, by BEETEACHABLE

    Life really is like a box of chocolates you really don't know what you are going to get. 30 41 46 9 198 101 100 224... Read more

  • Back on point ... maybe

    2/16/2015 3:54:55 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    So after a little bit of a meltdown yesterday I think I can get back on track. I want to thank you all for your comments and encouragement. I seriously debated deleting that ramble without posting it ... I'm glad I didn't. Health is not just diet and exercise. Mental health and spiritu... Read more

  • gratitude

    2/16/2015 7:18:31 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    I love my life. I love my kids and 7 grand daughters. I love my wonderfully amazing husband Joe. I may have extreme ups and downs, and some days I just seem miserable and feel like I cannot do anything, but I would never trade it for anything in the world. This is my life, and if it weren't this wa... Read more

  • Not sure what to call this

    2/15/2015 3:39:35 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    So this is my breakfast. Avocado and eggs on a tortilla. The tortilla is not a good food choice as it is a larger tortilla and made with refined white flour. My knee surgeon like my other doctors has told me I must lose weight. I was a bit surprised when his professional opinion was "I... Read more

  • My All-Time Favorite Valentine's Day Present

    2/15/2015 10:36:22 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    The morning I found out Sherry was pregnant, I read a statement and wrote it down: Sometimes you have to take the sunshine with you. When I wrote it, I didn't know yet that I would be doing just that. My days are brightened with her around. Saturday morning started with a Skype with H... Read more

  • Yes ... I disappeared again, but ...

    2/15/2015 1:59:02 AM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    A little Valentine's day candy :-) I had my knee surgery a week ago. I am very happy that there is little or no pain ant more. Theoretically I was going to use the week away from work to start ... Okay, really! What was I thinking? I was going to start exercising? I wasn't even ... Read more

  • another recent update

    2/14/2015 7:18:39 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    mri decision and other things... Read more

  • The big one's coming tomorrow.

    2/14/2015 11:33:41 AM, by SLIMLILA

    Whew! where did 10 days go? I did a 4 hr. shift and have 20 hrs. booked at the tax office for next week, on my own, not shadowing someone else. Hope she gave the manager the all-clear cuz she really thinks I can do it. Not back on track with exercise or diet, but life is getting back to norm... Read more

  • Week 2- Slight Stumble

    2/14/2015 10:27:46 AM, by KAYTEHD

    This week was really special. My cousin Chrissy and I have been close ever since we were just babies. She and I have had our ups and downs yet we've stood up for each other and spported each other through a lot of life's trials and tribulations. My cousin, my aunt, and my cousin's little... Read more

  • A Valentine's Day to Remember

    2/14/2015 9:52:47 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    The story began as I went to Mom's yesterday about 12:30. She was in the kitchen when I got there, but soon laid down. After a few minutes, she called me in the bedroom and told me not to leave. She didn't feel right. It soon got worse. Chest pains, hot, cold, clammy, shortness of breath all ca... Read more


    2/14/2015 4:44:15 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    food addiction insight Sometimes our emotions make that magic switch from no real focus on food, mindless snacks and very little activity to watching portions, rare or little extra snacks and regular exercise. How do we get there? I'm convinced it doesn't just happen; those who find that focus b... Read more

  • Thank You

    2/13/2015 1:22:33 AM, by LAYDIIJ1

    304 for all prayers, support, encouragement, and comments. You all are important to me and I appreciate the support through my journey.... Read more

  • Change Is Hard

    2/12/2015 6:57:11 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    It is hard to change your habits when you get stuck in a rut, That seems to be my problem of late. I started out good then went back to the same old way again. I have not donny exercise today yet and I have to go to a Ladies meeting at my friend's church tonight yet. Today is the day when I see if t... Read more

  • feeling some relief... health journal and diet changes

    2/12/2015 3:17:27 PM, by LIFE-FAITH

    I am finally feeling some relief, with my medication change 13 days ago I am surprised to feel the difference in just a short amount of time, now I am concerned the med change may be too much for me, as I have 57 days to go to my next blood work. As I do not worry about tomorrow, I have given th... Read more

  • Cell Phone vs. Bible

    2/12/2015 11:54:55 AM, by LIFE-FAITH

    Cell Phone vs. Bible ============================ I wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phones? What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets? What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it? What if we flipped through it sev... Read more

  • Why can't I get my head back in the game

    2/12/2015 12:34:09 AM, by LAYDIIJ1

    I have been so side tracked with my marriage and children that I forgot about my me time. The time I took everyday to better myself and exercise clear my head and only be concerned about myself. I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired. My life just seems to be out of control and I can't manag... Read more

  • sick of being sick

    2/11/2015 1:01:32 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    For about the past 12 months, I have done nothing but cough up phlegm. My doctor has no idea what causes it, my x-rays and scans have all been clear. I dont smoke, and I am 56 years old and a housewife. The phlegm is white and very thick. Sometimes it gets stringy and I start to choke on it. If... Read more

  • today

    2/11/2015 10:56:52 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    There's nothing you can do about the past. But, you can do a great deal about your future. You don't have to be the same person you were yesterday. You can make changes in your life -- absolutely startling changes -- in a fairly short time. You can make changes you can't even conceive of now, if you... Read more

  • blood work & working out

    2/11/2015 10:40:50 AM, by LYNNA1968

    Getting blood work & iv treatment today. Coughing is minimal. So my plans are: Get new heart rate/calorie burner monitor treatment shopping (more snow) Trying to get back into my workout I'm not going crazy maybe just my pt, I haven't been doing that either. Last year was a complete cluster **** ... Read more

  • Keep CaLm and

    2/11/2015 6:09:02 AM, by BLUEBERRYDONUTS

    Carry On ... ~ Styx i am having a MeLTdown... 493 259 ... i am such a private person so i don't have friends. and i hate talking about my feelings cause then the 'whomevers' know my secrets. i just felt the need to BLog & ReLease! 39 520 450 51 52 204 ... Read more

  • keep it simple stupid

    2/11/2015 1:16:44 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    I can be nothing but Optimistic and try to have a sense of humor! It does not help to worry about the inevitable, good or bad! Live life to the fullest the best you can and take advantage of every opportunity to improve it!... Read more

  • My Inner Curmudgeon

    2/10/2015 11:29:11 PM, by SALAM4545

    Okay, so sometimes, especially at work, I have to smile and say "Sure, that's great!" when in my head, I am rolling my eyes. Today at work, someone mentioned that on the internet, people know you, but they don't interact with all the other people you know. For which I think "Thank God!!!" I r... Read more

  • update on my health

    2/10/2015 12:04:43 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    just what it says... Read more

  • Good Morning ...

    2/10/2015 5:26:46 AM, by BLUEBERRYDONUTS

    Yesterday was Physical Therapy for the BF; I knew this was going to cause me a FAIL on 311 walking. I remember when I used to think people were so fake when they would say that there was just never an extra 10 minutes for exercise. But, since I've been taking care of someone who is healing from a... Read more

  • really great day spectacular

    2/9/2015 10:31:59 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    A little tired from working last and back 9... Read more

  • Struggling Lately

    2/9/2015 9:37:57 PM, by POOKIE731

    The depression is hitting me harder again and its been really hard the last few days. I didnt do my workouts today and I have a lot of the anxiety and depression bearing down on me at the moment. I know why, but its not something I can share openly here. Im trying to be gentle with myself and tel... Read more

  • 2/9/2015 Week in Review

    2/9/2015 8:08:25 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Something had a hiccup in the system. My numbers today for last week were: Steps: 80,556 / 77412 Minutes: 1156 / 895 Calories: 4318 / 3783 Miles: 52.13 ???? / 18.43 The mileage doesn't add up. I know I tried harder this week, but the steps and the minutes just don't add... Read more

  • Rough Start ...

    2/9/2015 4:42:48 AM, by BLUEBERRYDONUTS

    my sleep is backwards, which had me walking my first 5 miles @ 1:00am today. Then i was hungry. Breakfast was bad, real bad. I did manage to walk off 570 calories in my 5 mile walk. I'll try again for 2 more walks before Noon. update on the BF. his Halo brace came off two weeks ago. An... Read more

  • Blog #5...Emotional/Verbal abuse, living day to day

    2/8/2015 8:56:38 PM, by PINK-SOLDIER

    My neighbors dump food on our lawn and a retention pond near our home. They have harassed my family for years. It has been way to much on top of everything else. My husband refuses to support me when I tell him of this and even say abusive things to me over them. The food they dump is a lot,... Read more

  • had a beautiful blessed

    2/7/2015 10:42:45 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    My wonderful day at my grandsons birthday ... also it felt really good to go to water aerobics miss that... Read more

  • Relationships are HARD.

    2/7/2015 5:07:20 PM, by MRLDCTYGRL

    So this will probably be long. Here's the short version: Being stuck in a valley for a season that drags on longer than anyone is comfortable with turns some people into unpleasant versions of themselves. And I'm not talking about me. I just posted a cartoon on FB about how losing weight does... Read more

  • Week 1

    2/7/2015 11:46:14 AM, by KAYTEHD

    So I've completed my first week here at SP and I've also completed my first week of Weight Watchers- let me tell you, it's been a GREAT week. One of the things I really like about WW is that I don't have to be in anti-social diet mode. My husband and I have done other diets in the past that have be... Read more

  • writing a health journal - daily

    2/6/2015 8:47:21 PM, by LIFE-FAITH

    Ok so to get back on track... I am writing a health journal daily included in this journal is my nutrition, my sleep, my exercise, how I feel that day, and what my symptoms are I am going to overcome my thyroid issues! I am going to feel better than this! I am taking control of what I a... Read more

  • Carnie Wilson Quote

    2/6/2015 8:46:55 PM, by IMAVISION

    252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 I do 304 for taking time to stop by & check this out! God bless! 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 252 "I am who I am & I celebrate where I am when I'm there." ~ Carnie Wilson Carnie is an American singer, who has struggled ... Read more

  • Took a break from my workout routine

    2/6/2015 3:54:09 PM, by LAYDIIJ1

    I am ready to get back on track. I found myself getting short of breath and having chest pains after walking 3 miles a day with Leslie Sansone plus Spark videos. I have had a week of ups and downs but now I have new equipment so I can do more things and change up my routine. The need to push myself ... Read more

  • Words of Wisdom from Dr. Phil

    2/6/2015 11:01:54 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I used to watch Dr. Phil a lot. He's no longer on any of the local stations and I'm so busy most afternoons, that I wouldn't be able to watch him anyway. I always appreciated his no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is way that he has. I came across an article by him that I had saved this morning and re-... Read more

  • Baby steps

    2/5/2015 7:02:02 PM, by SALAM4545

    Recently as one of my preschool students was working with playdough and tools I told her "Try 5 (1-2-3-4-5) times and if you still need help I will help you." She got it on try number 4. I realized that I needed to apply this in my own life. Try again. Try again. Don't give up. If you still are... Read more

  • Progressing

    2/5/2015 10:17:36 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I have been unhappy with my lack of schedule and consistency in my life lately. This week, I decided to work on it. Every morning, I have done my exercising, walk, a bit of cleaning and got my shower in before I started on anything else. A few years ago, I did this all the time. Somehow, I let m... Read more

  • long day I'm grateful

    2/4/2015 11:25:37 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    To have my son back home unfortunately I threw him a big welcome home party and I blew my diet today a little bit.. from time to time celebrations are important but not an excuse I will do better tomorrow hope everyone one had a great day..... Read more

  • Addressing my situation/verbal & emotional abuse blog#4

    2/4/2015 9:06:01 PM, by PINK-SOLDIER

    Just wanted to say 524 to everyone who commented on my blogs about this last year. I took a break from writing about it. I do not want to be a whiner, a complainer, I am just someone who is trying to heal a painful part of my life. From this pain, I have been known to eat, I have admitted to it b... Read more

  • End of Training, now waiting for the call

    2/4/2015 7:45:41 PM, by SLIMLILA

    So yesterday's two 3-hr shifts did me in, and was so tired today, don't know if I learned anything at the 3 hr. shift today. But, it's done. Seems like the long-time people have regular hours and we will only be called to fill in... so no a regular schedule so far. Hope I don't forget everyt... Read more

  • Relighting a dead Spark

    2/4/2015 6:20:11 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I have had literally no Spark for months. I've even been kicked off of a team I used to lead. I want it back, but I don't know how.... Read more

  • Another 2 lb Weight Loss

    2/4/2015 5:09:59 PM, by LAYDIIJ1

    I guess my stress is catching up with me but I can't complain about getting closer to my goal. Also I joined the 10lb weight loss challenge for this month. 244... Read more

  • A GIANT step forward... HUGE leap back - hashimoto thyroiditis

    2/4/2015 4:00:57 PM, by LIFE-FAITH

    OK so a few days ago I was happily blogging about no longer being pre-diabetic... today I get a phone call telling me I have hashimoto disease.. I already have Graves disease... so really!!!!! These are thyroid diseases. We killed my thyroid 20 yrs ago with radioactive iodine, I have been on ... Read more