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  • Mindful Eating

    12/10/2016 12:13:48 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Yesterday was a jumble of what was going on, so maybe not too easy to follow, thanks to those who try. So, today, I had a hard time sleeping so dragged myself out at 11:30, so I expect being a couple hours later than usual that affected by blood sugar but it was still under 8 at 7.5. Needless... Read more

  • Day 12

    12/9/2016 11:30:59 PM, by SLIMLILA

    B.s. this a.m. was 6.4 Post breakfast was 12.9weight was back down a pound, flushed some of that salt out Had to read a new release book that was due back to library today... ."Mary Mary" by Leslie Crewe.... awesome book , but my eyes are still telling me I overdid it. went to knitting ... Read more

  • Holiday weight gain

    12/9/2016 3:33:41 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Day 11 - a wipeout

    12/8/2016 8:39:29 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Well, the sweets I ate last nite and the pepperoni showed up as a 9.2 this a.m. for my blood sugar, and I was also up 3.5 lb.... Woohooo, no fooling around with insulin... But then there was a work Christmas party and also a birthday cake for one of the ladies, so Swiss Chalet was to blame for... Read more

  • Travel Reminder

    12/8/2016 12:55:43 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    As winter approaches, this reminder from my police department was great. But, then, I think it's great to be prepared all year long. 1. When travelling long distances plan your route and share it with family and friends. 2. Include planned stops for meals and overnight stays, especiall... Read more

  • Mental Health

    12/8/2016 10:31:05 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Purpose of our group

    12/8/2016 5:31:50 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Our group is about giving life more structure to free yourself from confusion and chaos, to set boundaries and rules for living to make healthy decisions easier, and to get an early start to your day of progress. Our group used to focus on raising one's (or their children's self esteem then on imp... Read more

  • I am leaving my current church as of Friday

    12/7/2016 10:46:04 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS36

    The title says it all. I made a decision to leave after someone who I know started telling me how to dress and how to fix my hair according to holiness standards at the church. Between that and the pastor preaching at us about oneness I have had enough stress that my hair is falling out and my diet ... Read more

  • Frozen pipes

    12/7/2016 4:45:05 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Day 10 is it?

    12/7/2016 12:55:26 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Well b.s. this am. was 5.9....woohooo.... still something going on that I don't understand, by 2hrs. later when b.s. will be at it's highest, I was 12.7..... missed my appt. with dietician yesterday ( a massage was more important, haha), I called and next week will be ok. So, yd, I did my 2 mi... Read more

  • Sweet and twisted

    12/6/2016 11:17:25 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • jokes &Aspire & Inspire BSG Week 1 Blog: Review/Goals

    12/6/2016 6:22:25 PM, by CANDOK1260

    jokes &Aspire & Inspire BSG Week 1 Blog: Review/Goals For my BSG I am to Blog about my progress the past month and my. goals for this month. My Nov. goal 1. finished with 600 fitness min -did this 2 change my eating habit eat more healthy still working on this 3 drink at least 7 cup of... Read more

  • Day 9 and counting

    12/6/2016 10:41:46 AM, by SLIMLILA

    b.s. as 6.9 this a.m. 199,2 again, no weight gain.... I did the WATP 2 mile last nite, and now am going to be accountable and do it again before I get dressed and head off to town for a massage and figure out how to include an apt with the dietician in there too.... Read more


    12/6/2016 6:59:31 AM, by SMIDGON

    Hubby and I made it through the THANKSGIVING We didn't go to younger daughters family get-together. We felt we might not be good company since it was the first holiday w/o John ! Hubby went and got out carry-out dinner. Then we spent the rest of the day, watching separate TV'S in separate... Read more

  • Good Day!

    12/5/2016 9:44:36 PM, by SLIMLILA

    b.s. this a.m was 7.4.... but 2 hr. later after a healthy breakfast, it was 14.7 - will discuss this tm with the dietician. I did my 2 mile WATP last nite and also this a.m. and no low b.s. to worry about, I hope I have that figured out. I was just going to make lunch at 1:20 and realiz... Read more

  • Mondays!

    12/5/2016 11:22:12 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • I am grateful for...

    12/5/2016 4:17:22 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they keep me from looking back. 2. a good nap, because it was needed. 3. our new-to-us dog, because she's a welcome addition, even if she is a butter thief. 4. routine, because it really helps when things become chaotic. 5. distractions, because they keep me from wallow... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 12/4/16

    12/5/2016 3:53:48 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they take things at face value. 2. text, because it helps me send out alerts without having to deal with idle chit chat. 3. santa opportunities, because the kids get to have the experience. 4. autostart, because warmth is good in single digits. 5. having the time to loo... Read more

  • Christmas shopping day for me

    12/4/2016 9:46:23 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • My First Full Week on Insulin

    12/4/2016 8:37:56 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Well, last nite's choice to not add an extra unit of insulin was the right one... my b.s. this am was 6.5. So the obvious things I know, but I am reading lots of articles on the Diabetes site and tracking my food and the only thing I haven't done yet is add exercise. I discussed with a diabetic fr... Read more

  • RnR Half Marathon Success

    12/4/2016 7:02:14 PM, by DEBJAE

    I started training in June/July. I joined a running group that trained specifically for the race I was doing. I needed the accountability. It was tough; I was always exhausted and I've never been so hungry all the time before! But I did manage to lose weight so there's that 20 Three weeks... Read more

  • I need help!!

    12/4/2016 3:48:14 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I need help spreading an important message! Perfect Days do not come without delayed gratification. Too many seek the quick route to gratification and miss the big prize. We need an incentive to forego immediate gratification and it must be some objective that you can become passionate about. Some... Read more

  • Almost a week now - first episode

    12/3/2016 11:11:44 PM, by SLIMLILA

    b.s was 8.5 this a.m. but I had a low b.s. today and it happened quick and I am glad I knew what to do, and that I was at home and able to do something immediately about it. it also emphasized that I need to have something with me if this happens again. I may go by a pack of those glucose tabs... Read more

  • Great things

    12/3/2016 8:22:49 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • I am grateful for, 12/2/16

    12/3/2016 3:56:48 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because are my barometers. 2. gut instinct, because it can split-second, life-changing experiences. 3. experience, because it can provide for simple solutions to what could result in complex situations. 4. the movement of time, because some things are better past. 5. pandora, b... Read more

  • Numbers looking good today

    12/2/2016 11:21:53 PM, by SLIMLILA

    7.5 b.s. to start the day - that means no increase in units of insulin tonite. and my b.s. tonite before snack was's probably been years since a saw number that low. What I don't understand (and the pattern is so obvious) is why each second day I am under 8, almost like my body is ge... Read more

  • Today can be whatever you want

    12/2/2016 8:37:36 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Update on "Create Your Perfect Days" Spark Team

    12/2/2016 8:19:05 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Last November 14th, I decided to change the focus of my group from building healthy relationships to "Create your 'Perfect' Days" (don't mean as perfect as perfect can be, but a day in which you can be satisfied and happy that you are in the process of fulfilling a vision of living a life of stren... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 12/1/16

    12/2/2016 3:43:04 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make my heart smile daily. 2. the angels that have been placed in my life, because they show up in the nick of time. 3. putting one foot in front of the other, because it's the only way to get through it. 4. our additions, because they compliment well. 5. having th... Read more

  • where do i go now

    12/1/2016 11:22:17 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS36

    I am unsure what to do right now when it comes to my church situation. One church is causing me too much stress while the other pastor is not open to poetry at all. Clearly I am ready to cry out to God right now and ask Him why this is happening. My supposed friend who I won't name has become a wolf... Read more

  • Fourth Day on Insulin

    12/1/2016 8:24:50 PM, by SLIMLILA

    9.3 b.s to start the day... and later afternoon, I saw a 7.....woohoo.... this insulin is really doing its job.. I checked in with pharmacist after speaking with a diabetic friend and shared her opinions of what I shouldn't have done...too many people think they know it all. Had a very nic... Read more

  • You have to work for it.

    12/1/2016 7:21:13 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Fighting with the Dark Side

    12/1/2016 11:48:19 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I found out recently that I am growing more confident and it's easier to speak up for myself. This is after years of being meek and mild - or however Dorothy put it when speaking with the Great and Powerful Oz. I credit my girls and my granddaughter with much of this. I also credit my spark buddi... Read more

  • Exercise

    11/30/2016 11:07:15 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Wondering about Wednesday?

    11/30/2016 8:53:16 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Well, the weather today was supposed to have deposited snow, but so far, rain showers... my mother in PEI said she had 10 inches down when she got up and was expecting another 25cm..... better not count my chickens before the hatch. So, yesterday must have been false positives, cuz my b.s. was ... Read more

  • Upping and Downing...and Rolling Forward

    11/30/2016 12:51:03 PM, by AUTIEJ

    And Christmas is upon us, or at least it is in a little less than a month, and boy, did I get a really frosty sensation on the scale at my Saturday weigh-in, a whopping 166-plus lbs., surpassing my absolutely-never-again line of 160. There are many factors to be blamed here. First, that darned Au... Read more

  • Jokes and A & I Team Blog

    11/29/2016 8:21:38 PM, by CANDOK1260

    Jokes and A & I Team Blog Our challenge for the A & I team is to Blog about how we fit in fitness over Thanksgiving. The truth is I didn't much. With Christmas shopping I didn't get my morning walks. But I did work so I got my heavy cleaning in. I plan on getting more exercise in now. ... Read more

  • I'm back... again.

    11/29/2016 7:59:28 PM, by SLIMLILA

    WEll, hi all, here I am again. The only thing I can say is when I finally figured out how to get in to change my weight, I was actually down a couple of pounds. This time it has become more serious... I was told to start insulin back in August and I chickened out. But when my bro was here thi... Read more

  • I saw a carrot...

    11/29/2016 10:29:09 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • If you fall

    11/28/2016 9:24:54 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Scavenger Hunt

    11/28/2016 9:00:19 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Okay, I noticed lots of people posting this on my Sparkpage. So here goes: PATTYKLAVER Can speak a foreign language. Yes Has been on TV. Yes Has traveled to at least one other country. Yes Would bungee jump, if the chance occurred. Yes Grew up in the... Read more

  • WEC 12, Housework, and Losing Hair

    11/26/2016 11:33:19 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Well we are in week 12 and in the WEC we have to log in to Sparks, change our status each day, post on someones blog, give goodies, and other things too numerous to mention. I am doing good so far even with having to do 5 burpees each day of the WEC. I have to modify them cause I cannot do them norm... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/24/2016 1:17:47 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Mother Nature, Thanks Giving etc

    11/24/2016 12:44:56 AM, by CYBERCITYSHELL

    Hello Sparkies, how is everybody? I must say I really haven't been coming in to Spark People so much lately. I love it here, but I just have got a bit lost maybe-I don't know. The year is racing off as fast as it can, and speaking of that-Happy Thanks Giving to everybody that celebrates Thanksgiving... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/23/2016 8:48:32 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • jokes A& I bonus blog

    11/22/2016 9:26:43 PM, by CANDOK1260

    A& I bonus blog Our bonus this week to come up with a funny Thanksgiving story. It can be true or false mine is true. I thought for a while and couldn't came up with a story until my sis remind me of one, Many thanksgiving ago in the mid seventy we have Thanksgiving over my Aunt. Jean. ... Read more

  • Whine and roses

    11/22/2016 7:43:00 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    They moved a new roommate in with me. She brought so much stuff with her, we can barely move. She wants the window shut tight because she's always cold. I asked the CNA to close the door at night but she says no because "it's too dark," which was exactly my idea. She's even put in a nightlight! I wa... Read more

  • Thanksgiving eat this and not that!

    11/22/2016 12:28:24 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Slowly I Move

    11/21/2016 8:54:56 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    It's been two months since my surgery I my left thumb. I'm getting there. I move my hand better than I did. But I still don't have any oomph and strength to it. And needing the operation on my right thumb, there are many things I just can't put muscle into my cleaning. Out of ... Read more

  • Thanksgiving facts

    11/21/2016 3:36:28 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • WARNING: This is a rant

    11/21/2016 11:39:00 AM, by ONEAGLESWINGS36

    I need to rant and rave about something. I am not happy about situation that endangers my health! For over a month now I have been off of my water pill and my pharmacy refuses to admit that they screwed up! They want me to wait until December to get them and every day I see my legs swell continually... Read more

  • Let the Battle of the Bulge Begin!

    11/21/2016 8:39:12 AM, by AUTIEJ

    Hi, all. While I realize not all of you are in the States, those of us who are are now in the throes of our foreplay with the holiday season, that interlude of all things caloric and fatty, those gravy-laden, whipped cream-slathered goodies that help to make the holidays what they are. Some of yo... Read more

  • Jokes and Week 3 Aspire to Inspire Blog -

    11/20/2016 7:34:17 PM, by CANDOK1260

    Jokes and Week 3 Aspire to Inspire Blog - Our blog assignment for this week for our Aspire to Inspire Challenges it blog about our Thanksgiving plans. How will you celebrate Thanksgiving? We will be going over my 3rd brother house. With large family or friends gathering? It will be a pretty bi... Read more

  • Another Class Done Amazing Race Done and Housecleaning Project

    11/20/2016 4:15:34 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Well today is the last day of another class and I submitted my last assignment this afternoon. I am waiting to see the report on it yet. I finished the Amazing race for BLC it was fun! I just could not get the 7-8 hours of sleep in; no matter what. Now is the week in between classes where I can get ... Read more

  • Thanksgiving make over

    11/20/2016 9:48:07 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Healthy Thanksgiving

    11/20/2016 12:55:14 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • What Are You Trying TO Bury?

    11/19/2016 2:32:30 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    In doing the amazing Race this week for the BLC; one of the tasks was to do something creative for 5 minutes. Well my creation was writing an essay about emotional eating and her it is for you to read. What Are You Trying... Read more

  • Thanksgiving tips

    11/18/2016 7:08:39 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Thanksgiving Day humor

    11/17/2016 11:07:11 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • 100 day challenge

    11/17/2016 1:54:01 AM, by THORNROSE94

    My boyfriend told me if I can do it for 100 days then it a great start to a change. And I want to see if I can: Track my calories and stay with in the green line. Cut down on sugar and fat Exercise everyday even if it just a walk drink nothing but water everyday blog on here everyday... Read more

  • Thanksgiving

    11/16/2016 10:18:52 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Joke and Aspire & Inspire Challenge

    11/15/2016 6:34:54 PM, by CANDOK1260

    Our blog for thie Aspire & Inspire team is to p blog about 5 things we are grateful for. Well Icame up with more than 5 What I am thankful for 1. my mom is still pretty healthy at the age of 90 even if does she need someone with her most of the time 2 I have a sis Jeanne who live next doo... Read more

  • Jokes and Why to i keep coming back to the 5% Challenge

    11/15/2016 1:18:08 PM, by CANDOK1260

    Why to i keep coming back to the 5% Challenge when I never loss the 5% 1 the people are supported 2 the Challenges are always well thought out and not always the same one 3 I have friends on different teams and with the main 5% page I can keep up with them thru their blogs 4 it help you k... Read more

  • Thanksgiving healthy knowledge

    11/15/2016 10:30:29 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • Back on track?

    11/15/2016 5:45:33 AM, by LECHERI

    Woohoo I'm back on SparkPeople! Need to get back on track again. I'm learning to do some things differently this time, so hopefully it will more conductive to me making progress and improvement. I also discovered Reddit and they have a good number of subreddits that relate to fitness and eating, plu... Read more

  • Fog Lifting

    11/14/2016 3:26:32 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I tend to get a little depressed this time of year. This year, it seemed worse...with Mom gone and not may people to talk to and do things with. I was in the house more than I should have been. I'm getting out more, accomplishing more at home, worrying less. I am started to look forward to... Read more

  • Thanksgiving healthy knowledge

    11/14/2016 1:45:53 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • On creating your 'perfect' days

    11/14/2016 10:03:34 AM, by OLDEROWL

    I got Craig Ballantyne's book and program titled "The Perfect Day Formula -- How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. It's about giving your life more structure to free yourself from confusion and chaos, to set boundaries and rules for living to make healthy decisions easier, and to get an early ... Read more


    11/13/2016 5:00:42 PM, by SMIDGON

    Yesterday morning our youngest came in for the weekend. We sorted 15+ big black garbage bags of Johns clothes. In October we had gone through some bags. I didn't know men had that many clothes! He had scads of clothes with tags on them. I kept a denim jacket, blue T-shirt and Ohio State... Read more

  • Thanksgiving healthy knowledge

    11/13/2016 10:32:54 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • a new pair of shoes

    11/12/2016 10:33:50 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • jokes and Why you wouldn't want to sign up for the winter 5% Challenge!

    11/12/2016 10:00:51 PM, by CANDOK1260

    jokes and Why you wouldn't want to sign up for the winter 5% Challenge! Friday, September 14, 2012 Why you wouldn't want to sign up for the winter 5% Challenge! Why you wouldn't want to sign up for the winter 5% Challenge! 1. you don't want to meet any good people 2. you don't care to b... Read more

  • Thanks!

    11/11/2016 9:32:38 AM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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  • live in the moment

    11/10/2016 11:00:59 PM, by 4CONNIESHEALTH

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