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  • it's monday

    1/23/2017 11:19:28 AM, by MOMMY445

    I am catching up on some of my online course work. then I am off to run some errands and enjoy the rest of the day. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 15 and stronger than ever!

    1/23/2017 7:12:19 AM, by WENDYI1

    Well tonight is weigh in at WW and I am not looking for a big number...I am assuming I have lost 1-2 lbs this week, which will bring my number to 10 lbs lost in 2 weeks. This past week has been challenging. On Tuesday I decided that a glass of wine wouldn't hurt as it's only 4 SP in WW's. Well 1 ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    1/23/2017 1:18:53 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Fully experience THIS moment - breathe in, breathe out - nothing more." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • New week

    1/22/2017 11:07:50 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sending love and blessings enjoy your day hugs... Read more

  • Coincidence? I think not! But it really is cool!

    1/22/2017 10:29:10 PM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    I have been a huge fan of a place in Anderson, Indiana called The Onion Factory . In fact, I've mentioned it a lot in my blog posts over the past two years. Unfortunately, I haven't been super active with it since I injured myself back in October 2015, because I wasn't allowed to ... Read more

  • The Pibil Style Pork from Blue Apron

    1/22/2017 7:00:33 PM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    Tonight's meal did not disappoint after last night's seared chicken thigh. It was an extremely easy recipe to follow, and I didn't feel like it took as long as yesterday's meal did. Here are some photos from the meal: If you ever want to try Blue Apron, I highly recommend it!... Read more

  • a new week

    1/22/2017 3:00:42 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am out and about today. my daughter is spending some time with a few of her friends. it is very mild here, almost like spring. i am ready for whatever the day and the week brings. i have an in person job interview on tuesday afternoon. i have been practicing with my friends, so i am extra prepared... Read more

  • What happiness is...

    1/22/2017 1:31:19 PM, by RUNNING_SNAIL

    This morning, the urge to start running again overwhelmed me so, despite I said I wouldn't run again before my plantar fascitis was healed, I just had to slip in my running shoes and just go out the door to just run. I dusted off my old couch to 5k programm and just did week 1 day 1 and it we... Read more

  • Dine In at our house...why oh WHY can't people develop a little civility?

    1/22/2017 11:47:02 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    First I have to say HOW excited and proud I am of our beautiful women of the world for their march ...we are STRONG, POWERFUL, and AMAZING!! YES...we are! 104 24 I tell you my dear sparkies...I have NO patience with ninnies! No patience at all! Last night I hosted a lovely dine-in at ou... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    1/22/2017 1:20:04 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Footprints in the sands of time... Where have you been ? Where are you going ? " - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Review of Blue Apron's Seared Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Kale

    1/21/2017 1:58:46 PM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    Okay, so in my last blog, I told you how I had just received my first Blue Apron box with three meals (2 servings each). Well, today I made my first meal from the box. It was the Seared Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Kale. The recipe card gives you everything you need to know, except nutrition inf... Read more

  • Moving ahead

    1/21/2017 7:08:40 AM, by RAPUNZEL53

    Took 21 days but finally weigh a minuscule amount less than on January 1st. All I can say that my enthusiasm has not waned. Good Luck my friends in achieving your goals.... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    1/21/2017 2:06:14 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " In the midst of crisis, boldly seize opportunity." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Meal Plan Delivery Service: Blue Apron

    1/20/2017 8:47:54 PM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    Well, about a week ago I started asking people what they thought about the meal plan delivery services like Blue Apron or Home Chef. I've toyed with the idea of using them before, but never stepped up to try them. Well, a friend of mine sent me an electronic coupon for one free week's worth of food ... Read more

  • Last Day of first week

    1/20/2017 5:29:49 PM, by RAPUNZEL53

    The first week is over. I have done my best, what ever the scale says tomorrow,I know have worked hard.Good luck friends for coming week. 593... Read more

  • Some beautiful new arrivals at the consignment gallery..woot..woot!

    1/20/2017 2:14:45 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 I promised to share the newest items that we have received into our consignment gallery within the last few weeks. I LOVE 26 receiving new things because arranging the little vignettes around the large area of warehouse space is one of my favorite things! In fact, if we decide to close down t... Read more

  • Keep calm the weight is coming down!

    1/20/2017 1:44:38 PM, by RUNNING_SNAIL

    I lost another 1 1/2 lbs this week! Everything is falling into place and it just becomes easy to eat well and healthy. I don't have any cravings, I'm eager to do my CIZE since it's so much fun and my mood is stuck on good and cheerful so I can't complain. Have a wonderful weekend gu... Read more

  • And fail...

    1/20/2017 11:10:09 AM, by BECCAJ98

    One would think I could meet a simple goal like doing a challenge for 30 days...but nope. I made it 12 days. No reward this time. It's still on my goal board, and I'll finish it up. Then restart to try again for my reward....... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/20/2017 10:18:03 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to enjoy and have fun! i have a phone interview this afternoon for a full time job. the phone interview is the first step. if i do well on the phone interview, i will be asked to go in for an in person interview. i am ready to do the interview. i prepared well the other day and i practiced thi... Read more

  • Day 10 - T25 Cardio - Done

    1/19/2017 10:26:40 PM, by SUKOTO

    HI all, It's been a few days since I last blogged. Honestly, every just sort of bleeds into the next. I eat the same foods, do the same exercise and feel generally the same. My weight loss has tapered off, as expected. If I only controlled my diet, I'd steadily lose weight but in the end I'd be sk... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/19/2017 3:21:27 PM, by MOMMY445

    another mild winter day here today. i am out and about enjoying the nice weather today. my daughter says hi! i heard from a different place regarding another job. i will need to do a phone interview with them before i find out if i get the job or not. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrifi... Read more

  • Wow...6 days without a blog...veeerrry unusual my friends!

    1/19/2017 8:46:07 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 I guess you can tell how busy I am this time of year. I haven't even had time to do my most favorite thing in the entire world and that is blog what's on my mind at any certain point in my life. I just don't even have the time to sit down and gather my thoughts during our busy 'season' w... Read more

  • Today's Affirmation

    1/19/2017 1:48:25 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Choosing to live a happy life is not only our greatest gift to ourselves, it is also the greatest gift we can give to those around us. When we are happy, we radiate happiness, and that is infectious. Consider giving the gift of happiness to yourself as being your gift to all humanity." ... Read more

  • We Fall but We Get Back Up.......

    1/18/2017 10:26:03 PM, by BABY_GIRL69

    I got up did my workout which was less than 40mins and I must say I'm feeling it. God bless, hugs love & be encouraged. Dee... Read more

  • A Phoenix Rising

    1/18/2017 4:28:41 PM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    The phoenix. A mythological creature who rises in a brilliant flame from it's own ashes. That is how I feel right now. For quite some time now, I've been struggling and flailing all over the place. Especially when it came to my health, finances, and career. Each time I thought I had a goo... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/18/2017 3:03:56 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am putting in some extra time on my online courses today. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. i am taking it easy today. i had a one day job the other day and i enjoyed it. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Carving Out Daily Fitness "At Home"

    1/18/2017 11:10:14 AM, by VISUALLYRICS

    How are my goals for 2017 coming along? - - - Here are my goals from my last blog. 1.) Get that walk around the neighborhood in no matter how late it is ....enjoy it! Oh's crazy LATE, but I love the evening air....because that's ME. 248 I am now one of "the" many walke... Read more

  • Streak

    1/17/2017 5:17:47 PM, by RAPUNZEL53

    My exercising over an hour every day is going on for 17 days. I hope it continues.... Read more

  • Give Up... Not Me

    1/17/2017 9:58:34 AM, by MSCASY9

    Not Progressing At The Pace I'd Like But Giving Up Isn't An Option...... Read more

  • Still at it and going strong

    1/17/2017 9:10:08 AM, by RUNNING_SNAIL

    How's everyone doing on this January Tuesday morning? Hope you day will be amazing guys. Yup, I am surprised that I'm still so into doing this. Not that I doubt I can do it, because I've done this so many times before that I know the ropes, but surprised that I hadn't giving up a... Read more

  • Today's Affirmation

    1/17/2017 2:15:24 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes, butterflies and the song of birds, the crash of storm-driven waves and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond. Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Stomach not improving but going on nonetheless

    1/16/2017 11:51:29 PM, by NIELSENSLADY

    Well I had a clean colonoscopy. I have an EGD scheduled on the 25th. I have been having cramps on my left and right side. I have constant night time bloating and belching. My bloat gives me heart palpitations daily. Some nights I feel ok and others I swell like a balloon. I called again t... Read more

  • T25 - Cardio. Week 2 Day 1 - Done

    1/16/2017 9:39:30 PM, by SUKOTO

    Hi y'all, Just a quick blog today. I completed Day 1 of week 2 of T25 - Cardio. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the workout wasn't as hard as last week. I was able to do almost everything start to finish and it was a good workout. Good sweat! My nutrition wasn't too bad but I ate a gr... Read more

  • I've Made a Decision

    1/16/2017 6:59:21 PM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    I was switched to a drug called Latuda back at the end of July after years of being on a combination of Lamictal and Abilify for severe bipolar disorder 1. The Abilify did the job at staving off massive mood swings, but it was horrendous at extreme weight gain. I did lose 50 lbs while taking it just... Read more

  • Exercise for today

    1/16/2017 6:19:52 PM, by RANAF222

    I did another 1600m in the pool today for an hour and went for a 40min walk in the evening. Food wise I did not do so well. Oh well! Will try again tomorrow!... Read more

  • I Need Your Help: Medications that require food

    1/16/2017 11:09:42 AM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    I have a struggle that maybe some of you might have a good solution to solve. I am on a life-saving medication that I have to eat a minimum of 350 calories before eating. Those calories must come from at least one bread/simple carb and a fat. So far, PB&J sandwiches have been my source of solace tak... Read more

  • Today's Affirmation

    1/16/2017 3:08:52 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Trust yourself. Only you can live your life. Only you can taste your victories. Only you can suffer the sting of your defeats. Make your own choices, and accept your own consequences - for better or worse." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Eureka!!

    1/15/2017 10:18:14 PM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    The light has gone on!! I have found my motivation! During a Facebook chat with a new man friend of mine yesterday, we were discussing Florida. The last time I was there, 10 years ago, my brother and sister-in-law had just had their first son and my brother was doing his residency at the Na... Read more

  • 6 week hiatus

    1/15/2017 7:18:49 PM, by CINDYBEL

    I'm back after a 6 week hiatus due to ankle surgery. I needed a break from tracking and the computer in general. My ankle is healing nicely but I still have 4 weeks to go before I can start putting weight on it and another 2 -4 weeks after that before I'm allowed to drive. Fortunately my department ... Read more

  • Day 7 and still hanging in!

    1/15/2017 5:51:23 PM, by WENDYI1

    Jan 15/17 This is day 7, my weigh in is tomorrow for WW. I have been beyond wine, very little carbs walking around 13000-14000 steps a day and going to bed with nothing or an apple! I can't wait to see how much weight I have lost tomorrow. Hoping for a big number, maybe 7 lbs!!? I know... Read more

  • Juice Fast - Update...let the Waterfall begin!

    1/15/2017 3:08:22 PM, by SPARKINON

    Completed the 5 day fast, phew! This kind of thing is not for me. Am glad to have tried it, even gladder to be back on solids! This was a great way to transition into Linda Lazaride's Waterfall Diet though (which is a longer-term way of eating). Have been really enjoying getting back into that. ... Read more

  • FitBit woes

    1/15/2017 1:09:00 PM, by BECCAJ98

    I love my fitbit. I love not only watching my steps add up, but challenges with my friends as well. But this week....I left mine on here charger one morning, I'm trying to balance new things at home, I've not been feeling 100%, and I am sucking at my challenges there. I join all the ones I get i... Read more

  • Sunday relextions

    1/15/2017 12:23:16 PM, by SUKOTO

    Happy Sunday! I spent some time going through some old pics of myself in my gallery and was surprised at how well I did 7 years ago. I look so different today. I guess that's normal as 7 years is a long time but man have I let myself go. I am one of those unfortunate people whose weight seems t... Read more

  • Today's Affirmation

    1/15/2017 3:57:50 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I follow my own star and my own inner compass." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Winter 5% Challenge - Weigh In Pic & Goals

    1/14/2017 11:19:42 PM, by GOODGETNBETR

    Didn't get as far weight wise in 2016 as I hoped but I have a good feeling about 2017. Goals 1 - Track everything I eat (the good the bad & the ugly) 2 - Walk or gym at least half hour a day at least 5 days a week 3 - Drink at least 8 cups of water (not including what's in food) ... Read more

  • VIDEO BLOG: The Commitment

    1/14/2017 8:49:37 PM, by MUSIC2HISEARS Here's the commitment video I just made and posted to the world to see. I hope to make one each month until I make my goal.... Read more

  • My challenge challenge

    1/14/2017 12:05:32 PM, by BECCAJ98

    30 can do it, unless of course you are me. It's not that I can't, it's that I get side tracked, forget a day, then two, then stop the whole thing. As per my other blog, I'm committed to doing this all the way through (although I still have no idea what my reward will be). Today is Day ... Read more

  • Day 1

    1/14/2017 7:17:16 AM, by RAPUNZEL53

    I am starting Day 1 of 5% challenge weighing 0.6 lbs. more than I did on January 1st. I have exercised every single day and ate healthy. So all I can do is continue wherever it leads. Good luck to all my fellow travelers.... Read more

  • Day 1

    1/14/2017 7:17:14 AM, by RAPUNZEL53

    I am starting Day 1 of 5% challenge weighing 0.6 lbs. more than I did on January 1st. I have exercised every single day and ate healthy. So all I can do is continue wherever it leads. Good luck to all my fellow travelers.... Read more

  • Day 1: The Journey Begins

    1/14/2017 5:49:08 AM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    Today is Day 1 of the 2017 Winter 5% Challenge and I am once again a Teddy Bear. I love the Teddy Bear team, because they are one of the most encouraging, supportive, determined, and wily bunch of bears in this life's journey! The first week's "Living The Good Live (LTGL)" is drinking 8 glasses of w... Read more

  • Today's Affirmation

    1/14/2017 3:15:29 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I choose not to project my past into my future." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Not a Good Week

    1/13/2017 4:46:11 PM, by MARYGOLD5

    This has not been one of my better weeks where exercise is concerned. I usually have a routine of walking inside first thing every morning. For the last several days, we have had our Dobbie inside because of the weather. It is not as easy to get around to walk while she is in there. Of course, we al... Read more

  • Happy Friday Sparkfam!!!

    1/13/2017 4:43:09 PM, by BABY_GIRL69

    Did 3 workouts for this week and feel great! Now I want to do more because I feel that I want to keep this flow flowing. I keep reading articles about being active. God bless & 386 Dee... Read more

  • Ups and downs

    1/13/2017 3:12:40 PM, by PEACAN

    I had a rubbish end to the year in 2016. I was told on thanksgiving day that my grandad was sick and by sunday he was gone. I was upset and couldn't get home to England to attend the funeral, didn't have many people to lean on over here in the U.S that I could talk to about it and I really didn't ca... Read more

  • Swimming

    1/13/2017 12:52:10 PM, by RANAF222

    Today I did an hour of swimming for a total of 1700m. Felt like I was going to pass out after I was done. I hope this feeling goes away soon! Other than that I had more than a few beers yesterday. Not planning for that!... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/13/2017 11:15:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. my daughter says hI! i am catching up on some errands and housework today. other than that, i have no other plans for the day. i brought some healthy snacks,food and a bottle of water with me to have when i am out and about. have a terrific day,everyone and a great ... Read more

  • Starting again - setting goals.

    1/13/2017 9:45:12 AM, by WICKEDWINTER

    I slept terribly because my DH is out of town on a work trip. At 12:30, I woke up and was inspired to write down my goals. Not only that but I wrote down rewards for myself as well. I know if I can get through the first month, then I can easily stick with the plan. I just always have trouble getting... Read more

  • A Day of information from my's what I needed to hear!

    1/13/2017 9:30:13 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Well...yesterday I did one of my most UNFAVORITE things to do on planet earth. I went back to my doctor to go over the full panel of bloodwork I had taken before Christmas. I abhor doctors and the traditional medical profession in general. Let me tell you in a car accident I'm so grateful... Read more

  • A Moment of Raw Emotion

    1/13/2017 7:18:44 AM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    Gaining weight isn't exactly on everyone's to-do list. In fact, it rarely is. So, while speaking with my grandmother last night, I let it all out about my frustrations, anger, and hurt that I have let myself get to this point. I have no one to blame, but myself for allowing my body to go the directi... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    1/13/2017 1:41:35 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Ideas, yes. Inspiration, yes. Creativity, yes. Planning, yes. Perseverance, yes. More perseverance, yes." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Down, but not out of the game

    1/12/2017 12:57:46 PM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    When I went into 2017, I knew that there would be challenges and roadblocks along the way, which is why I chose the word renewal. It isn't about being brand spanking new again, it was about renewing my spirit and my life to return to a better lifestyle or way of life. I also knew that going int... Read more

  • Day 4 and forging on!

    1/12/2017 8:31:23 AM, by WENDYI1

    So...I am on day 4 of my lifestyle change. I also joined WW on Monday January 9/17. So I am feeling that it is going to help alot. I am tracking all food and drinking lots of water. I am a vegetarian, so it's a little hard to get all my protein in. WW is different now than when I had joined in ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    1/12/2017 2:42:51 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " You create stress in your life by getting angry, and you can instantly remove that stress by granting forgiveness." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • A new beginning...hopefully

    1/11/2017 11:41:12 PM, by DEEANN8

    Well maybe I's time I started blogging again. For now I will double blog on both CK and SP. I've been with CK (CalorieKing) since 2005 and with SP (SparkPeople) sporadically over the years. I like the diary, weight tracker, charts, the motivational tool, CK University, etc. at CK. I like th... Read more

  • Day 3 T25 - Total Body Circuit - 20 mins done.

    1/11/2017 10:37:31 PM, by SUKOTO

    Good day! Today's workout sucked so bad. I walked 90 mins today and just didn't have the energy to complete today's workout. My glutes and quads are killing me! I need a rest day or something. We'll see. Surprisingly my shoulder isn't too bad today despite it getting sore yesterday and very ... Read more

  • Back to swimming

    1/11/2017 10:25:02 AM, by RANAF222

    Today it was my first day back at swimming class. It was super hot outside and inside the pool and the sun was burning! Not pleasant but I managed to do a 1400m in about 45 min. Hopefully the summer here give us a break soon!... Read more

  • 2nd job

    1/11/2017 6:59:29 AM, by BECCAJ98

    I'm loving my second job!!! I've been asked to do a show 2 months before the one I was originally planning. So I am trying to get all stocked up. Surprisingly though, I'm still getting my exercise in with all the hours in my lair :) My custom orders are almost finished, so I feel productive for ... Read more

  • Day 2 T25 - Speed 1.0 - Done!

    1/10/2017 9:33:14 PM, by SUKOTO

    That workout is in the bag...and now so am I. It wasn't too bad and I tried to push myself despite my sore a$$ from yesterday's workout. I forgot how much I hate DOMs. lol Over the past few years, I've developed a problem with my left shoulder and every now and then I'll rotate it just the wron... Read more

  • Down for the count: Need prayer

    1/10/2017 5:39:46 PM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    I'm down for the count, but resting as easily as I can right now (which is very hard to do). My procedure went very well yesterday morning, but this morning I woke up with a horrible headache and a stabbing pain where the injection site is. I called the doctor's office when they opened. I apparently... Read more

  • week one update

    1/10/2017 12:11:09 PM, by RUNNING_SNAIL

    results are in: after a week I lost I'm happy with that result. ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/10/2017 11:11:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have decided to just stick to work not too far away. it was not worth all of the time,expense i would have incurred by working in a city far away from home. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 10

    1/10/2017 6:10:10 AM, by RAPUNZEL53

    Finished exercise and leaving for work soon! Hope all of us have a Great day today!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    1/10/2017 3:25:36 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " It's not in the DOing, it's in the BEing. Whatever you do or don't do in your lifetime, your greatest contribution to current and future generations will be the happiness and joy you generated and radiated to those around you." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Sail7@sail7.c... Read more

  • Day 1 T25 - Cardio. Good little workout!

    1/9/2017 10:14:26 PM, by SUKOTO

    Good evening! First off, I want to thank those kind folks who have been commenting and encouraging me on my previous blogs. I really appreciate it. Thank you. Next, I want to say that I put together an exercise plan with high-level diet and alcohol tracking. The plan is to complete 3 months o... Read more

  • My wonderful 5% winter weight loss challenge with the fab Teddy Bears!

    1/9/2017 8:01:06 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    347 One really wonderful perk from Spark is the awesome challenge teams they have! I have loved the 5% Challenge forever! My favorite team is the amazing Teddy Bear team that gives these challenges their ALL! I have the BEST teammates...truly I do and the challenges give me accountability and kee... Read more

  • "Reboot with Joe"

    1/9/2017 3:26:14 PM, by SPARKINON

    The free online film by Joe Cross "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" was recommended to me to watch - having done so, have been inspired to get the old juicer out of the cupboard, go through the recipe books looking for juices and smoothies recipes, along with signing up for the Juice Challenge ("Reboot w... Read more

  • So far, so good

    1/9/2017 2:40:03 PM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    First, I want to thank everyone who had been praying for my nerve block this morning. So far, so goo, it was a major success. I haven't had a need to take anything for pain since 5 am this morning. I have had a little bit of a muscle spasm whenever I am in the kitchen standing still, but after I sta... Read more

  • Day 1...Lots of exciting things in 2017!

    1/9/2017 8:55:23 AM, by WENDYI1

    January 9, 2017. Well I have a lot of things happening this year and would like to be an active participant in all of them. We have a wedding on September 23rd, we are going up north in August and we have a cruise with the grandkids in October, and I may go to Bermuda in I have plenty of... Read more

  • 2016 balance

    1/9/2017 5:07:09 AM, by RANAF222

    It was a good year, not as good as it could have been weigh-wise but I am happy with it. Lost 30 lbs, gained 4 back and end up with a 26lbs lost! I will take it!! In 2017 I plan to continue losing. I even don't care if it is slow or not as long as I keep making healthier choices for myself. I defin... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    1/9/2017 2:10:24 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " If you are healthy, support those who are sick. If you have a job, support those who have lost theirs. If you are strong, support those who are feeble of body or mind." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Crushin' it

    1/8/2017 1:26:45 PM, by RUNNING_SNAIL

    It's been almost a week since I came back here with a drive to finally do this and I really feel like this is really going to work. I started the CIZE programm from Beachbody and I honestly can say that I loooove it. Just pushing play and knowing I'm going to have the time of my life is ... Read more

  • 1 Week down and feeling great!

    1/8/2017 12:14:28 PM, by SUKOTO

    As the title says, it's been 1 week so far and I've been doing great. I have stayed in my calorie range everyday and I'm down 3.5lbs. I know it isn't much but I am proud of it. I plan on adding some exercise to my daily routine starting tomorrow. I have Sean T's T25 to get me going for the next 90 d... Read more

  • COLD in sunny SW FL! I LOVE it! :-))

    1/8/2017 10:01:24 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Hello dear sparkies! I've been busy these last few days. The consignment gallery is getting more and more visitors which makes me VERY happy and grateful! I am still not seeing the sales activity we have enjoyed in past years and that is troubling but it spurs me on to look into other opportu... Read more

  • New milestone

    1/8/2017 9:35:32 AM, by BECCAJ98

    I weighted today, like most days. (If you're friends with me you know this is just me). I recorded my findings... Not only am I .3% away from an ok body fat percentage, I have hit the impossible... I have joined the ranks of an overweight BMI. NO LONGER AM I OBESE or higher!! Now to finish my way ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    1/8/2017 2:04:01 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " The importance of history is in its educational value for our lives today, not in regret, resentment, or revenge." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • Week 1

    1/7/2017 6:29:58 PM, by RAPUNZEL53

    Exercised over and hour every day and was good with food choices. Still gained 0.6 lbs. That bothers me but I am trying not to be bothered too much and continue with exercise and healthy life style. Over all I am happy with this past week.... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    1/7/2017 4:59:48 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Today is a unique and special day. It is unlike any other day you have ever experienced. If you assume that today is like every other day, you will never notice today's uniqueness. If you practise keen awareness, you will get to savour today's uniquely wonderful qualities." - Jonat... Read more

  • Accomplished one resolution

    1/6/2017 11:18:45 PM, by NIELSENSLADY

    I finished my first book of 2017. It was The Swing by Tracy Reifkind. Its basically how she lost weight through healthy eating and swinging a Kettlebell. That's it. Her free workouts on Youtube are based on On the minute training. When you first begin, you are swinging a bell for 10 reps in 20 ... Read more

  • Challenges and rewards

    1/6/2017 7:55:34 PM, by BECCAJ98

    I'm good about a lot of things....and bad about them too. I am good about rewarding myself for my mini goals I've set along the way. I'm good about trying new things, enjoying working out, doing most things right. I'm bad about still binge eating, eating unhealthy things, and not finishing what I s... Read more

  • A ndew year

    1/6/2017 1:09:41 PM, by PBUSHBY10

    I know that I had messed up last year , my life ended up in a turmoil when my sister moved in to live with me. So I am starting over and I will do my best to not be sidetracked again.I will even try to do better on being active here also.... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/6/2017 11:03:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter is feeling a lot better today. i have a few job opportunities that have come up. i will pursue them to the fullest, while i continue to look for other work. i will sit down with my good friend sometime on the weekend and figure out whether or not to pursue any job opportunities that will... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    1/6/2017 1:38:33 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Trust yourself. Only you can taste your victories. Only you can suffer the sting of your defeats. Make your own choices, and accept your own consequences - for better or worse." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • My benefits of Resolutions

    1/5/2017 9:52:45 PM, by BECCAJ98

    Every year, millions make new year resolutions. Most to lose weight, eat healthy, exercise more, blah, blah. By January 16th, they've forgotten, stopped, made 1000 excuses as to why they aren't continuing. But, every year, I get the benefit of these for a few weeks. My friends start begging me to... Read more

  • Gearing up for a successful 2017!

    1/5/2017 8:50:44 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Hello 2017! I'm glad to see you on the horizon. I'm hopeful that you will be a successful year for all of us. I've determined I have some work to do this year on rebuilding my health goals. First I'm VERY happy to say at the 'young' age of 65 I'm on no meds whatsoever! Somehow I and the... Read more

  • DAILY Affirmation

    1/5/2017 8:06:34 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I soar my spirit, and unfurl my joy." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to Read more

  • So We Say Goodbye.....

    1/5/2017 4:37:44 PM, by BABY_GIRL69

    Is there ever a right time to say goodbye to a beloved pet? To let them go and put them out of their misery and try to move past it is some times too much. My little/BIG Shadow had to be put to sleep. I think I'm deluded myself when I think he just got sick suddenly. Since we moved from the city ... Read more

  • starting to blog again

    1/5/2017 1:04:43 PM, by MARTINT011

    Well for the first time I didn't know that I had a blog address. So I was surprised to read the article of How I Forgot How Beautiful I am. Also the motivational article about The mighty oak tree. So today will start to remember this Spark People . com site. Also need to more practice with this n... Read more

  • Family legacy

    1/5/2017 12:55:45 PM, by PUNKYPOWER21

    My paternal grandmother died before I was born. She was always what my mother calls "heavy" (the "nice" word for "fat"). She died after having heart surgery My dad says she was in her hospital bed, talking about how good she felt, how she's never felt better. A few minute later, she was dead from ca... Read more

  • Great fat burner

    1/5/2017 12:37:36 PM, by FITNESSQUEEN2B

    Hello SP and SF! Today was boxing class 326 at my gym and man o man it was intense. I think the conditioning part of it was the hardest. Bear crawls 2 sets with our gloves forward and backward, 2 min of power pushups (sucked badly on these) then it was back to the bags for our 10 min drills 5 set... Read more

  • Top of the morning to ya! :-)

    1/5/2017 10:17:19 AM, by FITNESSQUEEN2B

    Yet another busy mine stated out at 6am had to have my daughter at by 7:30 for a "Battle of Books" meeting to only find out it was canceled until next Tuesday. 40 whomp, whomp No biggie, had to go to Wally World any way for my mom. Got back hm. quick shower grabbed a PB sandwich and bottl... Read more