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  • Losing My Excitement Over Exercising

    1/30/2015 4:11:58 PM, by LAYDIIJ1

    I am getting tired of such a slow process. I devote myself to exercising faithfully and tracking, even the bad things. I bought myself a pedometer, stability ball, and I am working myself to death and I feel like I'm getting nowhere. My marriage is falling apart and I may not not even m... Read more

  • Dance Party Part 3

    1/30/2015 9:57:35 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Sherry pulled up the "In the Jungle" song from the Lion King and played it for Helena.... Read more

  • Dance Party Part 2

    1/30/2015 9:56:01 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I wrote yesterday about Helena dancing with me. Sherry sent a video and I just had to post it.... Read more

  • 17 years ago I was hit by a drunk driver

    1/30/2015 9:29:03 AM, by LIFE-FAITH

    17 years ago I was hit by a drunk driver and I am blessed to be alive! When they say one bad accident can impact your health for the rest of your life... it is true! I have had more health issues and surgeries, but I do not let it me. I continue to strive for health and well bei... Read more

  • grateful that my daughter's operation went well

    1/29/2015 11:39:30 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    Long day .please keep my daughter Latoyya in prayers just had half thyroid removed.. pray that all the cancer is gone waiting for biopsyq... Read more

  • January 29, 2015

    1/29/2015 9:42:45 PM, by DCARMONEY

    It is hard to believe that a month of 2015 has gone by. i am busy getting my private practice up and running. my stress level is sky high right now my mom is in the hospital again and she is not doing good, so my mind and heart is with her but my body is home with my kids. edit: my mom is now... Read more

  • Re-focusing

    1/29/2015 8:44:31 PM, by SALAM4545

    I wasn't very happy with my weigh in. I was back up 1 pound. I said a few choice words to my scale, because it is hard to see the numbers, and then admitted that I was the one at fault. Back sliding is too easy. It's that 1 bite here and there that isn't being accounted for, the idea that cof... Read more

  • Lost 1.2 lbs...

    1/29/2015 4:27:20 PM, by MRLDCTYGRL

    to be exact, and hey, so they're the 1.2 I put on last week, I'll still call it good. Also getting a much shorter haircut today, I'll post some before and after pics. I do eventually want to grow it out again, but it's just too much to manage right now to get mediocre results, and so it spends ... Read more

  • Dance Party Time!

    1/29/2015 10:42:35 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Sherry sent me a text message early asking if I wanted to Skype. Of course! When we got connected, Sherry told me that she wanted me to see what Helena learned this morning. She started to sing the In The Jungle song from Lion King and Helena was dancing away! I have read many times ... Read more

  • This weeks weigh in

    1/29/2015 3:34:21 AM, by LAYDIIJ1

    I'm so nervous about it. This excites me seeing how I never took my health and weight serious. I made excuses for myself and bought exercise equipment I let collect dust. I will continue to work my hardest to motivate and inspire as others do for me daily. I can't wait to... Read more

  • another beautiful day

    1/28/2015 10:28:54 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    Pretty good day.. grateful for this treasure of life that has been given to me))... Read more

  • Busy WEd

    1/28/2015 9:31:18 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Cleaned house, did 2 mi WATP - took a 93 y.o. to her eye doc apt, and picked up groceries for mil and went to 3 hr. training class... even managed a bubble bath in there...... Read more

  • epidural update and health update

    1/28/2015 9:25:58 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    update on both... Read more

  • Walking Away the Pounds!!!

    1/28/2015 2:45:32 PM, by LAYDIIJ1

    Who wants to walk away the lbs with me? Everyday I want to walk 3 miles plus my cardio and strength training. My goal is to lose inches from my thighs, stomach, arms, and anywhere else they are not wanted. If anyone wants to be my walking buddy, I would love to have one. ... Read more

  • MY WALK WITH GOD...MISSING MY MOM

    1/28/2015 1:12:43 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    I LOOK BK ON MY LIFE AFTER MY MOM WENT TO HEAVEN ON OCT. 12 2014. I JUST WANT TO THANK GOD FOR GIVING ME THE STRENGTH TO GO ON EACH DAY .I WAS AT A POINT WHERE I DIDNT WANT TO GET OUT OF BED. I DIDN'T WANT TO SOCIALIZE. I DIDNT WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH LEAVING THIS HOUSE I CRIED DAILY BUT I TELL YOU... Read more

  • A NEW DIRECTION TODAY

    1/28/2015 11:10:57 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    "Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but the ability to start over" When you feel strongly about something and you know You Can... this is what needs to happen--- Persistence and Starting Over. Some people see these actions as weakness and would rather you look for the easy way... Read more

  • Today was a better day.

    1/28/2015 12:22:27 AM, by MRLDCTYGRL

    My therapy session was canceled today due to my therapist getting a flat tire, but we'll do a double session tomorrow, so we'll work it out. In other news, we met with our Senior Pastor tonight to talk through some challenges we've been having. Our congregation has totally outgrown what was a ... Read more

  • nice day at work

    1/27/2015 9:05:24 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    Weather is so beautiful here.. very blessed to be here in California... Read more

  • 60 lbs went off my hips

    1/27/2015 8:45:15 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    I am now 60 lbs lighter. As of now I am under 400 lbs. I have reached 397 lbs. I have a long way to go but I never again will see the 400's on the scale for me. I only will see lower numbers now. I have chosen to look on bright side of this journey now.... Read more

  • Seven-month-old Star

    1/27/2015 10:37:44 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Helena is seven months old today. She continues to amaze and amuse me with what she does and how fast she learns. She's kinda crawling but going backwards more than forward. She learned that if she gets close enough to something to just reach out and grab it and bring it to her. And her laugh is... Read more

  • Happy Tuesday sparks

    1/27/2015 9:03:08 AM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    Wishing everyone a blessed beautiful day))... Read more

  • Wrong size stability ball

    1/27/2015 7:37:11 AM, by LAYDIIJ1

    All this rump needs a good comfortable stability ball. And I'm going to get me one, some new dumbbells, and a yoga mat. I have a lot of videos, they just show all after results but never what they looked like before they got those new bodies. I;m determined to get all I need and use this site to hel... Read more

  • discouraged needing prayer please

    1/26/2015 7:49:39 PM, by ETERNALPINKGLOW

    recently had a cardio IQ test my lipoprotein A was 96 not good maybe that explains my total occlusion either way I'm really depressed about this. My dr suggests niacin500 mg recheck me in 3month I'm praying those numbers are better because the next step is cholesterol medicine.. my Dr explained it ... Read more

  • Made to Crave - devotional by Lysa Terkeurst

    1/26/2015 1:59:37 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Let me share the "Made to Crave" devotional for today. This is a book by Lysa Terkeurst. def'n - Craving _ something you long for, want greatly, l desire eagerly, and beg for. "God made us to crave so we'd always desire more of him.... Satan wants to do everything possible to replace ou... Read more

  • Busy Monday

    1/26/2015 12:56:21 PM, by SLIMLILA

    8:15 the alarm rang, and a bath, glucerna for breakfast and at the diabetic clinic for 9am. But, there was some good news in retrospect. Although my A1C had gone up to 9.8, my HDL is still nice and high, and my LDL and my triglycerides both went down... BP good as always. But, I got lots of... Read more

  • Week in Review 1/26/15

    1/26/2015 8:52:21 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I did a bit of paper work last week, finishing up my job as warden of the vestry and starting to work on taxes. I knew I sat too long; I felt it in my back and in my TMJ. This week, I am more conscious of how long I sit. I didn't like the pain. Steps: 82312/78660 Minutes 928/906 The s... Read more

  • oa works

    1/26/2015 4:28:48 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    There are always two voices in my head. The voice of my HP (who I call God) and the voice of my disease. The first voice is loving, caring, supportive and brings me freedom, healing and recovery. The second voice brings me misery, doubt, self-hatred, fear and bondage to food. The problem is that the... Read more

  • Feeling Blah Blah Blah

    1/26/2015 2:24:29 AM, by LAYDIIJ1

    I have to work extra hard this week. I indulged and now I have to get my head on straight and get my butt in motion!! I have to see myself healthier so I can work harder to get there. Pity party over!! Time to read, get positive, get motivated, and get to work. ... Read more

  • Can I PLEASE have a "do-over" of the past three years?!

    1/25/2015 11:43:34 PM, by MRLDCTYGRL

    So this past summer, my friend Bob asked me to work for him as an office manager to run his phones, do his books, make all his appointments, manage all the billing and network with his accountant for payroll etc (this seemed like it would be awesome because I could work from home, which I really nee... Read more

  • Accomplished What I Set Out to Do

    1/25/2015 4:13:40 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Three years ago, I got kind of talked into being on the church vestry for a three-tear-term. Okay, I figured I'd learn things and do the best I could. Two years ago, but a fluke of luck, there were only two of us with time left on our terms. The other person was the secretary, so, by default, I b... Read more

  • And Sunday

    1/25/2015 3:06:28 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    One of the handiest tools I bought at the restaurant supply store turned out to be one of the ones I initially paid the least attention to. When I was a kid my parents had a small, long spatula (called a burger spatula in the trade) with a serrated side edge. I had hoped to find one of them at ... Read more

  • I ate Pizza :-(

    1/25/2015 12:21:44 AM, by LAYDIIJ1

    So I had 2 slices of Pizza with extra light sauce bacon and pepperoni. It only equaled to 600 calories and now I'm feeling bad. I work really hard but I have got to work harder inside and out. I never miss a day of exercise and I'm usually so good with temptations. At least my dessert was a 90 calor... Read more

  • Rainy and windy Saturday

    1/25/2015 12:17:45 AM, by SLIMLILA

    Thought I might be getting a sore throat, slept in till noon...wow. Went shopping with my friend, nice relaxed friendly day. Heavy rainfall is taking away the snow from our storm the other nite.... Read more

  • Some People would love to have your Bad Day...

    1/25/2015 12:13:11 AM, by BABECAVE

    Ten... Nine... Eight... Seven... Six... Five... Four... Three... Two... One... ... .... ~ * ~ First Blog since... awhile now... ~ * ~ *~*~*~*GO*~*~*~*~*~*~ *GO* *~*~*~*~*~GO*~*~*~*~*~ One of the Hardest Decisions you'l... Read more

  • Saturday

    1/24/2015 10:12:25 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Okay, for the record salt-scrubbing does NOT work at cleaning cast iron. I tried to avoid using water at all but ended up having to anyway because I couldn't get all the salt out by dusting. Keep reminding myself -- most decades-old cast iron has been washed from time to time! I've bought two n... Read more

  • Renewed Frame of Mind

    1/24/2015 8:53:00 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Helena will be 7 months old on Tuesday. Where did the time go? When Sherry was pregnant, I did find my outlook shifting. I started looking into the future again. There is so much I want to do with this wonderful person. I started making a list of things that we can do together. Most don't ... Read more

  • Oh Boy.........

    1/24/2015 4:05:25 AM, by LAYDIIJ1

    I lost 3 lbs yall!!!! ... Read more

  • I sort of haven't been eating

    1/24/2015 1:35:31 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    Well, of course I've been eating, just not properly. I will go a full workday not eating until dinner, and then it's frequently takeout. I who so love the culinary arts that I'll spend extra time in the produce section just looking at the colors! My kitchen is so stuffed with food, you'd think I'm h... Read more

  • Friday

    1/23/2015 11:28:21 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Yes, it does seem like I have been busy lately, but I need to remember to put myself first.. like today, we left at noon, and I took a glucerna with me, knowing we wouldn't be done when I needed to be eating. Shopped and went to knitting club today, walked around the stores, but didnt' actually... Read more

  • Excited!!

    1/23/2015 2:03:13 AM, by LAYDIIJ1

    My husband gave me the most wonderful boost of confidence since I started this journey! He gave me a hug and his arms went around me comfortably with some room to spare. I am so glad I found this site with tons of information, loving, caring, supportive people, recipes, and videos to help keep me mo... Read more

  • Continuing my ramble

    1/22/2015 11:57:14 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    When I left SP back in November it was not really a conscious choice ... it was a necessity of sorts as I perceived monitoring my food as a source of stress. Yes ... if I was thinking rationally I would have realized that the eating habits I was learning may have been the only form of control I... Read more

  • Thursday nite

    1/22/2015 10:15:46 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Aw Scooter, don't burst my soap bubbles (which do look better in the sunshine) I thought I had a great excuse for not doing dishes at nite... lol Busy, busy today. Buddy needed to pee at 8:30, I wasn;'t impressed, but then I made the mistake of lying down again and that got me waking at 10 to ... Read more

  • Back to Spark

    1/22/2015 1:42:52 PM, by ADRIENNE502002

    So I'm living my dream. Finally painting and loving what I do. But it has come at a price. Have gained, and although I am not as large as I was when I was ten years ago, my blood pressure is having trouble with this weight. Ten pounds over my heaviest when I started Spark. I am not exercising enoug... Read more

  • Apparently I dodged a cannon ball

    1/22/2015 12:30:59 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    Due to some revisions and adjustments to state Medicaid payments we got a payment statement of over 1,000 pages, and I was looking at having to hand post all of it. Given that each page is 25 line items, so that would be 25,000 individual posts. This morning my boss took the report away and said she... Read more

  • mid-week

    1/21/2015 11:15:29 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Up early today and did dishes, (prefer to do them with sun shining in the window, than after making supper), cleaned bathrooms, vacuumed up and down, did WATP, bubble bath, and tax training tonite. Not bad with food either...... Read more

  • Somewhat of an update

    1/21/2015 10:40:05 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    There is so much more going on than I can possibly write in one post. Somewhere toward the end of the year I went to see my doctor for knee pain ... it's a torn meniscus. I went to see a surgeon expecting, well ... surgery. I was so happy to find out that there is a newer treatment that invol... Read more

  • Another Day Forward and Stuff of Life

    1/21/2015 9:52:06 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    I got all my exercising done already. I went back to Beach Body today; I am going to start back slowly. I did not do the floor workout of the Booty Sculpt; my abs are not that strong yet. It will take a while for me to get it back. I am down to 141.8 now less than 2 pounds but still a loss. Have t... Read more

  • Overwhelmed

    1/21/2015 12:14:22 PM, by BEEKAHBUG

    I don't really know what to do or say. I am almost numb. Last night, I saw the therapist for the first time in a month. It was quite intense. I'm still reeling from it today. During the session, I was rubbing my thumb against my keys because I was so agitated. Nathan basically doesn't want me to thi... Read more

  • I Don't Want to Say This Too Loudly

    1/21/2015 8:03:09 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    A couple weeks ago, I was able to spend a couple days organizing the house. I got rid of a few things. Yes, there's still more to be done, but I caught up a bit. Yesterday, I spent the day at the hospital with a friend who had day surgery. I brought my journal and some paper work and some kn... Read more

  • I must buy a new scale

    1/21/2015 2:24:28 AM, by LAYDIIJ1

    I have no clue where I am in my weight loss journey because we need a new scale. I am going to get a weight watchers scale from right aid because this romantic getaway with my husband is the last weekend in february. I am excited because I have been working hard and I will continue to do so until I ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    1/20/2015 11:24:27 PM, by SLIMLILA

    I so appreciate all your support everyone. My 83 y.o. mil asks my dh's advice on everything and unfortunately his advice isnt' always the greatest. I am really struggling to not use food as my crutch. I am reading a devotional "60 Days to Crave God Not Food" and that is helping. I am proud... Read more

  • Why can't I sleep

    1/20/2015 4:09:42 AM, by LAYDIIJ1

    I don't know if I can't rest because I'm trying to work through my emotional and mental issues or I just need a sleep aid. This makes no sense because a full time mom of 6 and a full time wife, you would think I should be exhausted. Well I'm going to try and sleep so I an get ready for another busy ... Read more

  • Know It Alls

    1/19/2015 10:47:41 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Have you ever tried to talk to someone and they acted like they knew it all? Well that was my experience today. I went to the chiropractor to get adjusted and one of the receptionists started talking. I was telling her about the recipes on SparkPeople and she responded that some of the stuff in the... Read more

  • My "it's not a New Year diet" post

    1/19/2015 10:13:29 PM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    That's one of my cats - Simba. No special significance other than I took the picture with my new camera flash with a blue filter. In a way my camera is my most important tool right now. After having a rough end of year in a ... Read more

  • Update once again

    1/19/2015 9:54:22 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    I seen Dr. Araujo once again for another injection for my foot. I discussed my foot pain with him and he said that I am to have an epidural in my back to relieve the leg pain I am having before an MRI is done on me. I agree with him why go to all the work of getting without first seeing if they can ... Read more

  • Monday holiday

    1/19/2015 1:35:14 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Another cold wet day, but at least I don't have to go to work today. I did use one of the new pans this morning. I beat eggs in it to make French toast, which I had with some sausages. I'm knitting and resting my still-achy legs. I'm trying YET AGAIN to start a lace stole that I have five... Read more

  • January 19, 2015 Week in Review

    1/19/2015 7:18:21 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    My numbers were down last week. I suspected as much with me attending the retreat. steps: 78660/1048 Minutes: 906/1048 calories: 3208/4284 miles: 17.88/16.13 I was a little surprised to see the miles up; I'm not sure how that happened. I came back from the retreat refreshed. I ... Read more

  • Winter walks

    1/19/2015 7:13:27 AM, by FATCAT216

    So ready for winter to go away. I did get a walk in this morning but have to be so careful as not to fall, since the snow that melted yesterday froze into black ice on the sidewalks. I walk when it is still dark so I like to stay on sidewalks. I did get 26 minutes in, but I had to really watch it... Read more

  • DETERMINED

    1/19/2015 4:37:50 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    Ok this is hard for me to post. The struggle is very real. This is such an eye opener to me. I AM not happy with this body. Only I can change this body. There is NO one gonna do this for me. I've gotta get my mind straight and figure out where do I want this journey to take me. I want to be that gir... Read more

  • Sunday sleepies

    1/18/2015 5:45:01 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I'm not going anywhere today. I'm sleepy and my legs hurt. I'm slowly doing a few tasks but mostly just resting. I'm going to try to go to the computer store and the pharmacy tomorrow. I don't know if they're closed for the holiday or not. I thought about the breakfast I had yesterday. It occur... Read more

  • new habits

    1/18/2015 3:39:16 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    To help yourself: Talk to your doctor about treatment options and stick with treatment Try to maintain a stable schedule of meals and sleep times Engage in mild activity or exercise to help reduce stress Set realistic goals for yourself Break up large tasks into small ones, set some priori... Read more

  • Went to a family gathering and I can't believe how well I did.

    1/18/2015 1:38:03 PM, by LAYDIIJ1

    This is me being overjoyed at having SP,my teams, and my new friends to help motivate me everyday. I have never been so happy and so committed to this lifestyle change. I went to visit my husbands family for a birthday party and there was pizza, chips, cookies, candy, pop, juice, and sa... Read more

  • HeaLing Like WeightLoss is

    1/17/2015 11:48:32 PM, by BLUEBERRYDONUTS

    (especiaLLY for me) ! i have a List of goals & ideas on how to attain them, but right now... i am just going to concentrate on my peace of mind. it has been a rough 3.5 months for me. ~ hangin' around, Naomi ... Read more

  • broke my good day streak

    1/17/2015 9:33:29 PM, by SLIMLILA

    and yes, it has to do with mil and dh.... we went to town and spent 4 hrs. picking up things for her, that she doesn't even say tku for and only complains... she has no one else, he's her only son, and she's 83.... so, of course, to deal with my frustration, I eat... I know it won't ruin my whole ... Read more

  • Breakfast

    1/17/2015 6:38:03 PM, by ANTOINE18

    Porridge soaking in water ready for the tomorrow and bacon and poached egg with some wilted spinach and tomatoes good start to a morning.... Read more

  • Cold wet weekend

    1/17/2015 6:22:18 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Getting more done than I usually do but less than I'd hoped to. Yesterday I went to the DMV and FINALLY got my tag fixed. I figured that since it was a workday it wouldn't be crowded. I got there at a quarter after two and didn't get out until a quarter to five! I just picked up some KFC on the wa... Read more

  • A truth to ponder!

    1/16/2015 7:52:08 PM, by IMAVISION

    Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, & persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laz... Read more

  • 1 Step Closer to My Goal

    1/16/2015 5:29:29 PM, by LAYDIIJ1

    I am so proud of myself!! It was my youngest daughters' fourth birthday yesterday. We had hot dogs, games, and of course homemade birthday cake. Since I have 6 children at home, I baked 12 cupcakes and 1 layer round cake. I frosted each one and surprisingly enough, I didn't lose focus of my goal. I ... Read more

  • Thursday was another good day

    1/15/2015 10:53:12 PM, by SLIMLILA

    I had a healthy diabetic breakfast, but still had a high b.s. Then I walked all alone, no one else showed, but I kept up a steady pace (keeping ahead of the one lady behind me, till the last lap and then I had to cool down, right?!?) 2 miles.... harder than doing WATP... I was really sweating, and... Read more

  • Well, okay...

    1/15/2015 9:36:40 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Today a coworker came to my desk. She wanted me to transfer a payment from one invoice to another (a skill my entire department is supposed to have mastered). I can transfer a payment in my sleep. Just one little problem. She didn't know the invoice number the payment needed to be transferred to, or... Read more

  • let go and let God

    1/15/2015 11:47:01 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    Angels.... What I need to say to you is heart emoticon Lean on God heart emoticon . Jesus is the ONLY reason I have overcome the depression, Ptsd, anxiety disorders, panic attacks/panic disorders, agoraphobia and so on that my ex husband abuser gave me. I swear that to you right now. I tried absolut... Read more

  • oa works

    1/15/2015 5:43:51 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    Something to think about today. Working through our steps with support is a very self loving thing to do. After years of trying to "sort the problem" alone, failing & hating myself for failing, I found OA. Now I can honestly say that I am looking after me, & loving me, ODAT. This program works if yo... Read more

  • My 1st Ever 60 minute Exercise Day

    1/14/2015 11:08:55 PM, by LAYDIIJ1

    I am excited to say, thanks to SP and all of your support and encouragement, I completed 60 minutes of working out. I am looking forward to a hot shower and some icy hot lol. I can't wait to read your success stories and blogs as well! Thank you everyone!!! ... Read more

  • Weight Loss

    1/14/2015 10:04:49 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Well i lost 1.2 pounds this week when i weighed myself. Good thing we had most of the stuff for the haystack supper today. tomorrow a friend is taking us out to eat and I will get the few ingredients i need for my strogranoff meal. Got the haystacks from the Amish cookbook of my mother. tomorrow I w... Read more

  • Is it even possible?

    1/14/2015 9:41:31 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I've got a four-day weekend this week. Our office gets Monday off, and my boss just approved my personal holiday on Friday. Friday I'm going to the DMV and finally fixing my years-out-of-date registration tag. So I'll FINALLY be able to drive without holding my breath every time I see a police ... Read more

  • A Good Day

    1/14/2015 9:08:56 PM, by SLIMLILA

    I feel good about my exercise and diet today..... Did a big houseclean, then 2 mi WATP, and also walked around 2 grocery stores tonite, just to walk. B. - leftover chicken soup L - apple S - Rueben sandwich with WW bread, veggies, oranges Snk. (this is the biggie.... bought a jalepeno sau... Read more

  • 8 ounces lighter!

    1/14/2015 5:46:42 PM, by SALAM4545

    Today was the big weigh in. I wasn't looking forward to it, because I really didn't think I would show a loss. So when it showed 1/2 a pound, I was ecstatic! Not that it shows where anyone can tell. I think I look lighter in my earlobes and toes. Since I wear my hair down and closed toed shoes,... Read more

  • Reclaiming My Life

    1/14/2015 1:06:29 AM, by LAYDIIJ1

    I am learning to be happy with 1lb - 20lb losses or 30 minute workouts or however many minutes I do. Growing up I was plus sized and having mcdonalds and little ceasars everyday as a reward didn't help either. I was the youngest of 4 with a drug addicted father, a busy mom attending nursing school, ... Read more

  • Long Road Back

    1/13/2015 10:47:11 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Well I did the leg workout today from Sparks and it was hard. I cannot kneel down on my knees anymore. When i do I am in excruciating pain. Jenny says it must be from arthritis.. I weigh myself tomorrow and will get more cardio in cause I have to walk to the store. I misplaced my weekly menu and cou... Read more

  • Bleah!

    1/13/2015 4:04:59 PM, by SALAM4545

    I had been working really hard to keep losing, but Monday I showed a gain of 2 pounds. I racked my brains, and decided that perhaps my water intake wasn't what it needed to be. So I upped my water, but I'm still weighting over. This is the thing I hate most about trying to lose weight, the mom... Read more

  • Already Tuesday

    1/13/2015 3:53:13 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Thank you all so much for your support and kind words of encouragement. They really did help a lot, Knowing others understand goes a long way to helping me not feel so sorry for myself and think I am all alone. Good news is even with all the negative that happened last week, I did lose 2 lb... Read more

  • Developing The Mystical Heart Retreat

    1/13/2015 1:34:30 PM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Every year in January, the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan hosts a retreat for women. Because my church is a Total Ministry Church, the women of my church don't have to pay to attend. I signed up to go last January, and both Mom and I were sick. I am trying again this year to go. It's on devel... Read more

  • Another Snow Day for the Visions!

    1/13/2015 11:21:01 AM, by IMAVISION

    Dear Fellow "Sparkers", Good Morning from the shadow of the Rockies here in Colorado! I hadnít expected to be sharing again so soon; however, as this is anoth... Read more

  • think spring

    1/13/2015 4:07:08 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    Did you know that if you lose 5lbs a month for the next 6 months that is 30 lbs. If you lose 5lbs a month for the next 12 months that is 60 lbs by this time next year. So even if you are losing weight "slow", its the end that makes the difference. Don't give up because you are losing weight slower t... Read more

  • Finally, a good Sunday

    1/12/2015 10:23:14 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Yesterday I had a visit from my nieces Sam and Leslie (my late sister's middle and youngest daughters, respectively) and Sam's boyfriend Jonathan. I thought I was supposed to wait on them, but they wouldn't let me do a thing! The girls even hand-washed the dishes, although I have a dishwasher. Not o... Read more

  • another update for you

    1/12/2015 9:32:02 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    I seen a wound specialist Friday. He took a look at my wound and he told me that it is healing pretty well. He basically told me that the old skin will fall off occasionally and it will be itchy until it is fully healed. He told me to put anti-itch cream on it to soothe the itchiness. Well classes h... Read more

  • Snow Day for the Visions!

    1/12/2015 2:30:30 PM, by IMAVISION

    Dear Fellow "Sparkers", Over the past few months, several Sister/Friends here in "Sparkville" have suggested that I save time & energy by blogging my sharing... Read more

  • JUST FOR TODAY

    1/12/2015 1:07:12 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    Learning day by day my happiness comes from within, it has nothing to do with any external forces, issues or problems I may be dealing with. An attitude of gratitude goes a long way. Problems and obstacles will always be there its all in how I choose to look at them. Taking my power back :ONE DAY AT... Read more

  • 1/12/15 The Week in Review

    1/12/2015 9:17:00 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    This past week, the weather was terrible. A few days, I didn't even get out of the house. Four inches of snow and -20 wind chills isn't conductive for getting out. So, I turned the week into a marathon clean, organize, and weed out week. I did get a few bags of garbage out as well as a dona... Read more

  • How Weak I Am!

    1/11/2015 10:20:14 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    I did the core worlout from Sparks and I could not raise myself off the floor very much. my strength in the core is very weak. It will be a long time before I get back to Jillian Michael's workout again. Almost done with assignment just need to look up one reference.... Read more

  • Saturday

    1/10/2015 12:07:21 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Well, did my WATP Walk and Kick yesterday, that used to be one of my favorites when I did these videos regularly... was pleasantly surprised to find it not as difficult as I expected. Was going to go into the city yesterday but found it was too slippery with the snow and rain coming down so I c... Read more

  • Something I Haven't Done in a Long Time

    1/10/2015 10:01:52 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    Yesterday was a bitter cold day after a bitter cold night where 3-4 inches of snow fell. I actually didn't have anywhere that I had to go. So, I spent the WHOLE day cleaning, organizing, and weeding out. I honestly don't remember the last time I did that. If a person came over, she wouldn't be a... Read more

  • Starting Over and Assignment

    1/9/2015 10:51:25 PM, by POETLKNG2LOSE

    Well I am on a journey to lose weight and tone up again. I gained 20 pounds since last year and lost most of my strength in my arms and legs. I have to start from scratch now. I am using 1 pound weights and working up from there. I 8am doing 10 minute sessions of strenght training . I shoveled snow ... Read more

  • Back to Work

    1/9/2015 4:20:00 PM, by BEEKAHBUG

    Well, we had a 2 hour delay today, so I was able to go into work for a little while. But, I put one girl out for throwing things, being disruptive, and being excessively disrespectful to me. Then, in the afternoon, I had problems with another girl and she blocked me in the classroom and got up in my... Read more

  • Can I breathe now?

    1/8/2015 10:20:52 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    My ex came into a rather large windfall and gave me some of it. It was enough to accomplish some things I haven't been able to do in a long time (after, of course, I paid the rent). Now I have new shoes coming. Easy Spirits, to be precise. The Skechers I have now have hurt my feet since the day I bo... Read more

  • Thurs

    1/8/2015 5:24:28 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Woke around 15 to 10 and made calls to see if other members of the H&S Walk were going walking and no one was. So I didnt' either...Too cold even inside. Did go to my volunteer nursery job and that was fun, kids are so cute... Then skipped last half hour and went to my Senior Book Club. That ... Read more

  • TBHQ - Why this preservative should be avoided!

    1/8/2015 4:57:32 PM, by IMAVISION

    for checking this information out! It is my prayer that you will find it helpful in the extreme & that you will share it with others. God bless us all... Read more

  • Another snow day

    1/8/2015 1:10:53 PM, by BEEKAHBUG

    Well, I'm at home for the second day this week. School started up Monday. But, we have had 2 snow days and a 2 hour delay since Tuesday, and the news is saying the cold temps will last for 48 hours. But, at least I got out of going to workshop most of this week. In my mood, I don't think I could han... Read more

  • Too Much Reflecting Time?

    1/8/2015 7:49:32 AM, by PATTYKLAVER

    I always tend to do a lot of reflecting at the end of a year and the beginning of another. Society tends to lead us that way with the talk of resolutions, etc. I have decided to do a few things differently this year and am hoping it works. I've gotten a few things organized around the house... Read more

  • Wed.

    1/7/2015 12:47:04 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Ok, time to stop talking and start doing... so far today, I got the dishes done and coleslaw made, and the pot of soup is almost done, don't know what you would call it, besides L.O. Soup (Left Over), saw all the things in the fridge that needed using and put them together... onions, celery, mushr... Read more