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  • Thursday

    6/30/2016 1:14:46 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Finally got a referral to lou Revo brain center yeah one step forward have a wonderful day hugs... Read more

  • CAN STRESS CAUSE DERMATITIS?! LISTEN UP ALL YOU POOR PEOPLE WITH PROBLEM SKIN LIKE ME…

    6/29/2016 11:44:41 PM, by LOVINLIFE1717

    Today I was going to write a whistleblower blog about dermatologists and steroids, but I met a nice young man last night at dinner, who brought a common misconception to the table, and I wanted to address it straight away! As he sat there trying not to scratch his irritated and inflamed arms, he sa... Read more

  • I have the power to change my life ... with positive affirmations

    6/29/2016 8:42:36 PM, by DIXIEFB

    More at chi-nese.com/top-10-positive-a
    ffirmations-for-weight-loss/ 50 affirmations for weightloss and your perfect body shape Source: awesomeaj.com/2014/10/28/best-
    weight-loss-affirmations-p
    erfect-body/ 1. I love and approve myself. 2. I am at pea... Read more

  • What Happened To YOU????!!!!

    6/29/2016 5:59:42 PM, by BABY_GIRL69

    God bless & Love Sparkfam!!! Keep pushin it's so worth it!! Dee... Read more

  • Case Dismissed Without Prejudice...but is this a GOOD thing?

    6/29/2016 11:02:31 AM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Hello my luminous sparklers! What was scheduled to be a 6 hour trial in the 'save our home' fight ended in a fizzle. We are home an hour and a half latter. The bank knew that no way, no how, could they prove standing to win this case so they took the wimps way out they filed to dismiss. ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation

    6/29/2016 2:17:19 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I am a unique expression of the universal fabric of creation." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to facebook.com/JonathanLockwoo
    dHuie... Read more

  • Happy hump day

    6/29/2016 1:37:24 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day today was better but so not happy with the Drs, here they are the worst one day he has cancer two days he doesn't they can not make up their mind I feel like a revolving door my head spins have a wonderful day wish the medical here was better... Read more

  • For the Aspire & Inspire June Challenge: a blog about gardening

    6/28/2016 8:52:00 PM, by DIXIEFB

    I live in Texas and with the heat and drought, it is not really practical to garden. It would take A LOT of watering with utilities water. I consequence, I do not have a garden. I have a yard - which means little grass and a lot of weeds - but my dog does not complain. My neighbors do t... Read more

  • Today I walked my first 5K

    6/28/2016 7:22:43 PM, by DIXIEFB

    Today I WALKED my very first 5K ((5.2K -- 3.2 Miles). Actually I did Nordic Walking, which is walking with 2 poles and God, did I need those poles to push myself forward. I started at 8am - which in my book is early - and I thought the temperature here in N.Texas would be a little ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    6/28/2016 1:49:39 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Seeing my glass of life as mostly full triggers an amazing cycle of transformation Appreciation for the abundance of life incites gratitude - which brings on that warm comfortable feeling of joy and satisfaction with life. Gratitude for abundance also creates increasing abundance. Bein... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/28/2016 1:12:19 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Just to let you know I will barely be around any more some do not like my posts so they do not understand the stress I am having so I will blog only... Read more

  • Piloxing: a combination of Standing Pilates and Boxing.

    6/28/2016 12:17:00 AM, by DIXIEFB

    I am going to try out Piloxing (combination of Standing Pilates and Boxing). I found and bought a 2hr DVD for $5 and also 1 lbs weighted gloves for all my workouts incl. walking. Yay! Now all I have to do is wait till the USMail delivers it to me; I should have it in about 5 da... Read more

  • Not exactly pleased with myself

    6/27/2016 7:57:29 PM, by DIXIEFB

    I know - be kind to yourself - and I do try to BUT My nutrition today had 2 high calorie meals without snacks. I already have 1300 calories and I do not like to go higher than that. For Lunch I had 2 small high fiber carb-smart tortillas I put 1/4 cup Shredded Cheese on 1... Read more

  • Why am I an embarrassment to myself

    6/27/2016 8:51:08 AM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    I hate to admit that I'm struggling on all fronts this morning. I feel like a blob. I am so ashamed of myself for gaining back all of the 50+ pounds I lost last year. I'm even embarrassed to even show my face at my 30th high school reunion in August. It is detrimental to my self-esteem on so many le... Read more

  • Affirmations

    6/26/2016 9:39:20 PM, by DIXIEFB

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  • Honestly....you CAN'T make this stuff up!

    6/26/2016 9:20:27 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Hello my dear sparklers! Thank you SO VERY, VERY much for your prayers and encouragement during this very stressful time in our world. As most of you know...we have our Summary Judgement hearing coming up next Wednesday 6/29 @ 9 a.m. This will be the culmination of a long HARD six year fi... Read more

  • Island Girl Workouts (Hula Dance)

    6/26/2016 7:45:20 PM, by DIXIEFB

    Today for cardio I looked for something fun, so I checked out Hula Dance: Island Girl Workouts. There is a playlist on youtube with all the individual videos: https://www.youtube.com/playli
    st?list=PLFE6EF5F1385BE75F The Island Girl Workout - Hula Abs & Buns FULL DVD ha... Read more

  • Music on the Mountain

    6/26/2016 12:55:15 PM, by MAESTRACH

    Got to go to a concert last night at Mt. St. Helens' Johnston Ridge Observatory. DH and I went on a nice half mile hike before. I'll add photos when I can figure out this new smart phone thingy.... Read more

  • Dealing with inflammation

    6/26/2016 10:01:57 AM, by VISUALLYRICS

    67 Good morning friends, My energy levels are their usual high, my body from a physical standpoint grows stronger due to my daily 30 minutes of circuit training, and I eat a well balanced diet. My outlook is positive...:::mentally, I look for the good and find it in others, in circum... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    6/26/2016 3:13:48 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " There is compassion in selfless generosity, but there is also compassion in heartfelt empathy." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • What a Mess

    6/26/2016 1:13:31 AM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    Just when I thought things would be getting better, they fall apart. This time...my relationship. As some have already noticed, I have removed the photo of myself and the man I had been dating for 6 months this week. That is because on the exact day of the 6 months together, he let me go. Simple as ... Read more

  • Bone-weary -- my bed is calling me.

    6/26/2016 12:09:21 AM, by DIXIEFB

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  • "Come back again..." (action...blog title....and now the song's stuck in my head!)

    6/25/2016 5:01:35 PM, by SPARKINON

    Could this be the beginning of 'another comeback'? Considering another SparkPeople username change of "BoomerangWhizz" or something of the likes! Fun times!... Read more

  • Back to Spark

    6/25/2016 1:49:14 PM, by BETSYBC

    I have been trying other on-line journalling and I keep thinking I did better when I was using SparkPeople. I AM BACK! I have been doing a lot of reading and research on the concept of The FAST Diet, the 5:2 method. Fasting 2 days a week, but you actually consuming 500 calories on your fasti... Read more

  • New start

    6/25/2016 8:03:16 AM, by ANGELMANDI

    Jumping back in with both feet to SP today. Heaviest I've ever been after needing antidepressants thus year. Off now and ready for a new start for the summer. Feeling embarrassed at first, but accepted and energized after reading some recent posts of others who are also having the courage to come ba... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    6/25/2016 3:47:23 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Remember that there are a million " wrong things in the world as well as a billion " right things ", so focus your energies on addressing with courage the few issues closest to your heart, and accept the rest of life with serenity." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDa... Read more

  • Why be moody, when you can shake your booty

    6/24/2016 6:04:53 PM, by DIXIEFB

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  • a little relaxation can go a long way

    6/24/2016 4:58:39 PM, by DIXIEFB

    Today I need a little more relaxation and a little less cardio more particularly. Strength training is still a must, not just for weight loss, but it helps me feel good. 35 mins walking on the threadmill with 10% incline 60 mins strength training in 3 sessions of about 20 mins each: ... Read more

  • Big girl pants :o)

    6/24/2016 2:54:10 PM, by TODAYIAM

    So this week has been very stressful and just plain hard! On Tuesday I was hit by someone who ran a stop sign. My airbags went off and I think that my (new to me) van that I've only had for like 3mos is going to be totaled. On top of that my body is sore, I'm dealing with insurance, rental car, and ... Read more

  • What would a stress free life look like? Would I lose weight more easily?

    6/24/2016 2:51:54 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Sooooooo~ I've been thinking....can you smell the smoke burning? 2 When stressful things are in front of me...I always feel better if I have a back up plan. It's not that I'm not hoping and praying that things go our way and justice prevails and the heroine gets her kiss from the hero...but l... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/24/2016 10:07:51 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard about another upcoming job that will go for a few months. i am still waiting to hear back on the two others i applied to. the day school part of my schedule finishes today. then i will just have math and english at night school. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a g... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    6/24/2016 8:44:18 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Be resolute in your goals, but flexible in your tactics. There are times that require new ways of thinking and doing. The challenge is knowing one from the other." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • How I feel... In 5 words

    6/24/2016 7:45:26 AM, by LDFRANCO

    I feel like I'm 80... lol And here is the photo to prove it. This is what I do for fun! I throw yarn :D ... Read more

  • Day 175

    6/24/2016 1:12:30 AM, by HEYNOWBNICE

    Http://365exercise.blogspot.co
    m Today I was a hot mess. I woke up this morning and procrastinated a little, and then I got smart.  I said to myself, "I know your games... I'm not going to let you get dressed until you exercise," because I know if I got dressed that's it. Game over. Well I en... Read more

  • Don't Overdo It

    6/23/2016 3:04:40 PM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    Well, it has been a little over 2 weeks since my surgery and I am home resting. I did have the setback of the week long hospital stay last week for a viral infection, and am noticing that it has had an effect (negative) on my recovery. It is interesting how little things can cause me to feel l... Read more

  • Goals

    6/23/2016 9:04:20 AM, by LDFRANCO

    When was the last time I challenged myself to a new goal? What were my emotions while I worked towards it? I seem to make goals all the time and never follow thru. My emotions have been mostly on the negative side since I haven't seen results in the 4 years that I have struggled with my tsh lev... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    6/23/2016 2:39:38 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Drive Change, don't wait for change to drive you." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • Nothing changed, but everything changed. And now. I want to slap myself silly.

    6/22/2016 6:31:52 PM, by FITJEN48

    I took my own advice and then some advice from other people, and well, I shocked myself silly. Yesterday, I wrote about being your own cheerleader. And a few comments reminded me to also clue others in on their own lack o cheer, and bring them on board with the program, or at bare minimum, bring th... Read more

  • The Lee Cty. Courtroom 'Docket Experience' is not a pleasant one!

    6/22/2016 5:39:51 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    29 Well....chalk one up to another experience on my 'do NOT like' list! Today was quite the experience going to Civil Court for the docket sounding on our 'save our house' fight. I could not sleep so got up at 5 a.m. I had intended to get up at 6:45 because we were told the court appointm... Read more

  • a much cooler day

    6/22/2016 10:45:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it is much cooler here today and that feels so good. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • NATIONAL DAY OF JULY.....

    6/22/2016 9:11:22 AM, by -COURT-

    www.nationaldaycalendar.com/ca
    lendar-at-a-glance/ July 1st National Postal Worker Day National U.S. Postage Stamp Day National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day National Gingersnap Day Day 2 July 2nd National Anisette Day Hop-a-Park Day – Fi... Read more

  • NATIONAL DAY OF JUNE...

    6/22/2016 9:06:38 AM, by -COURT-

    Better late than never. Sorry. www.nationaldaycalendar.com/ca
    lendar-at-a-glance/ June National Days Day 1 June 1st National Olive Day* National Go Barefoot Day National Hazelnut Cake Day National Heimlich Maneuver Day National Penpal Day Natio... Read more

  • Week 4

    6/22/2016 8:55:02 AM, by MELISSAMARIE66

    I feel like things are really starting to lock into place. I've got my newer eating habits down, i've snuck in more exercise and plan on continuing that. This past week I did - 5 mile run - 8 mile walk - 4 mile run - barre class with 6 mile walk - 3 mile run Feels good to headi... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    6/22/2016 2:03:37 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " You don't have the power to make life " fair ", but you do have the power to make life joyful." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • Docket Sounding on our 'Save our Home' Fight 6/22 @ 8 a.m.

    6/21/2016 9:42:17 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    213 Well the almost big day has arrived! Our attorney drives over from W. Palm Beach to meet us for the docket sounding tomorrow then our Summary Judgement 'Save our Home' fight next Wed. 6/29. It's been a LONG SIX YEARS of fighting this illegal and fraudulent foreclosure action against us. ... Read more

  • What to do when you don't have a cheerleader.

    6/21/2016 8:42:38 PM, by FITJEN48

    I'm going to start this thing off with a story from the last couple of days. I'm trying to start my own gig. It's hard. I don't have tons of time or money to devote to it, but if I don't do it, I'll go insane. Now, my husband started his own gig a couple of years ago and it's worked out pretty doggo... Read more

  • Those Critics

    6/21/2016 2:34:22 PM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    How do you handle someone who is very critical of your weight? My grandpa used to nag me continuously about the fact I needed to lose weight, even when I was a firm, fit, toned 145 lb young woman who just had a small "pooch" for a belly. I cringe at going to the gym, because the one I belong (... Read more

  • Smoothie Shred

    6/21/2016 2:06:16 PM, by ERINLINDZ

    I started my vegan journey at the beginning of March 2016. I did not just change overnight into eating vegan. I changed and eliminated things as I ran out of foods and bought the #vegan options for the things I thought I couldn't live without. And now I eat mostly roll and a cooked meal for dinner. ... Read more

  • a much cooler day

    6/21/2016 8:10:03 AM, by MOMMY445

    not as humid and hot here today as it was yesterday. i have a job interview this morning, so i am spending the morning getting ready for it. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Affirmation

    6/21/2016 1:39:52 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Welcome change as a great adventure." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • Found My Mind

    6/20/2016 9:32:00 PM, by KTTAYLOR21

    Today I stayed within my calorie range, took a long walk and spent some time on Spark. I tracked my food and my exercise .... EVERYTHING counts!!! I am going to get this done one day at a time. 521... Read more

  • a really warm and humid day

    6/20/2016 10:31:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i are keeping cool today. i have a good friend of mine on standby if my asthma flares up or i am otherwise not feeling well. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Sugar Craving Log 10 + Steroid Use

    6/20/2016 7:02:06 AM, by BONNIVELLE

    I am completely disgusted with myself. While I am STILL eating salad and fruit everyday, I am also eating copious amounts of sugar. I'm craving it! I believe it might be down to steroid withdrawal. Usually, steroids causes an increase in appetite, but I didn't experience this for once. Instead,... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    6/20/2016 3:13:42 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " We see life through the fun-house mirrors of our own point-of-view." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • Saving Big Money - The Blog

    6/19/2016 11:25:25 AM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    I thought I'd share my personal blog with all of you here! Enjoy! www.simplicityclassy.com/2016/
    06/saving-big-money.html... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    6/19/2016 2:37:29 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Your inner thoughts reveal your true nature." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • My Summer 5% Challenge - Motivation

    6/18/2016 3:41:59 PM, by GOODGETNBETR

    10 things that will motivate me to stay on task over the next 8 weeks. 1. To be an example to those close to me that this is possible. Even when you regain, as I have, you have to be willing to not be afraid to try again. 2. To get back to where I can run comfortably again. I never tho... Read more

  • How Defining Moderation Can Help You Reach Your Health Goals

    6/18/2016 3:24:53 PM, by _RAMONA

    "Moderation is a process.... A rational adult knows better than to believe that every option under the sun needs to be at the table for life to be worth living. We maturely eschew certain things because we accept they aren't good for us.... Learn to accept that some things resist moderat... Read more

  • Don't Want to do that Again!

    6/18/2016 12:10:42 PM, by MUSIC2HISEARS

    On Tuesday, June 6, I went into the hospital for a routine hysterectomy. Everything went well, although, it was almost 1am before my stomach settled down and I was able to take oral pain meds, eat, and rest. The first few days at home were restful. My caregiver for those first few days was my boyfri... Read more

  • One Tiny Step - BOOM!

    6/18/2016 11:34:32 AM, by SWDESERTLOVER

    I think my sisters and I have kind of become immune to pain because we are all accident prone. We truly believe we have a special "klutz gene" that we all possess. Then add in a little help from our fur babies and the probability for injury increases. 24 I was carrying my little grandso... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    6/18/2016 2:38:56 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 DreamThisDay.... Read more

  • Wishing I could offer up some great news

    6/18/2016 12:58:26 AM, by NIELSENSLADY

    I can't remember the last time I've been able to give an update where I'm helping turn things in a better direction. It can always be worse and I'm always afraid of what could go wrong. Its not all about me though but I don't always do the best a reacting to life stressors. I am hoping Joey i... Read more

  • Day 1....I Can Be ME!!

    6/17/2016 10:32:12 PM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    Started my new job today! I am a very outgoing person but I wanted to hold back today because I didn't want my work group to wonder just what they'd gotten into when the decision was made to hire me! I spent very little time with my work group other than first thing this morning for our daily hudd... Read more

  • Respark

    6/17/2016 3:21:18 PM, by MAESTRACH

    Back at it starting today. Goal 15 minutes or more of walking each night. Hoping to do a weekly 3k by August... Read more

  • Fired Up, Part 2. Match has been struck.

    6/17/2016 10:55:52 AM, by FITJEN48

    Last post was about going from fired up to doing something about it. Here's my progress: My goal was to walk 40 miles in June. So far, I have racked up 30.29 miles and have 13 days left to go. That's about 1.3 miles a day. I usually walk close to 3 4 or 5 days/week. Kind of makes me want to r... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/17/2016 9:22:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview next tuesday. woo hoo! my daughter won a nice t shirt for taking part in a physical activity for her school. hooray! she had a great tijme at the zoo with her class on wednesday. i was at the zoo,too, just in a different area. we did not get to meet up on wednesday and that is... Read more

  • Sugar Craving Log 9

    6/17/2016 6:48:22 AM, by BONNIVELLE

    I am expecting to experience a craving with in the next few hours. Why? Because I got less than 4 hours sleep last night. Of course, my body is going to want to get energy from somewhere. I have been considering, maybe, letting myself have a treat. As I don't consume enough calories, a choc... Read more

  • Today's Affirmation

    6/17/2016 1:25:11 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Standing in the inspiring vision of my future, I boldly take every step - large and small - with courage and intent." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • Two Weeks and 4.3 Pounds To Go

    6/16/2016 7:35:06 PM, by MAMODIO

    On May 5th we started a 5% weight loss challenge at work. We had 8 weeks to lose 5% of our weight and the company we give us a $50 Amazon gift card. I was doing good the first few weeks losing at least 1 1/2 pound each week, but this week I stayed the same. This happened to me 2 weeks ago too. I jus... Read more

  • Loosing the healthy habit...

    6/16/2016 6:34:41 PM, by BONNIVELLE

    I've really lost my healthy eating habit the last few days. I feel awful. I weighed myself and found I haven't put on weight, but unhealthy eating is more than weight gain, isn't it? My skin condition has begun to go a little down hill. I was blaming the fact that I'm weening myself off a... Read more

  • 3 good things that happened to me this week!

    6/16/2016 6:07:46 PM, by LDFRANCO

    1. I have dropped one inch around my waist and hips and .5 inch around my chest within 2 weeks of starting my program (drop 2 sizes by Rachel Crossgrove) 2. I wore a bikini to the pool... and it was RED! 3. I have stuck to my program and ate everything in moderation! I eat when I'm hungry!... Read more

  • 2nd day of compiling proof of our illegal foreclosure action for our upcoming Summary Judgement tria

    6/16/2016 12:48:37 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    198 Why is protecting your rights and your good faith against corporate behemoths so darn hard? Why do the upper elites circle their wagons to protect other elites without question think they can get away with covering fraud and crimes...no questions asked from the lowly middle class? I mean after... Read more

  • My Random Food For Thought

    6/16/2016 8:24:40 AM, by MOCACHOC

    “how long do you think it would take me to lose 50 pounds” or “how long do you think it would take me to be as lean as you are?” or “how long do you think it would take me to build more muscle?” If you keep asking the how long you'll never get to the I Can and Make It Happen!... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    6/16/2016 2:18:22 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " We see what we expect to see. If we believe the world to be violent and ugly, we see violence and ugliness. If we believe the world to be a gift, we see rainbows, and butterflies, and smiles, and hear babies cooing, and roosters greeting the dawn." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with li... Read more

  • Sometimes You Just Don't Realize...

    6/15/2016 10:21:22 PM, by MADDALYNNHATTER

    What didn't I realize?? Just how many calories are in a lot of the things I was eating && drinking. Really more what I drank than what I ate. I used to drink ALOT of soda, energy drinks, and coffee (Starbucks). Yesterday I was out of town && didn't follow my diet properly. This morning I put in my... Read more

  • Week 3

    6/15/2016 10:38:04 AM, by MELISSAMARIE66

    So i missed last week. I was in training at work all last week and just completely forgot. But i did learn an intersting fact. Due to being in training, we had large lunches all week (sandwhiches, pizza, tacos...) and i was nervous! So i ate what i wanted, and then just would have a light snack ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    6/15/2016 3:15:52 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " What if happiness were found in the serenity of simple pleasures, What if we didn't need the latest gizmo...the highest high ? What if happiness is in the air we breathe... slowly, deeply, and consciously ? What if happiness is one fresh grape, savoured with gratitude ? What if happiness... Read more

  • June 14, 2016 - Support Group - Removing Bad Habits and Creating New

    6/14/2016 11:27:53 PM, by MRSWHITEWOLF

    Today, I attended my monthly Weightloss support group. Topic was Removing Bad Habits and Creating New Habits. Body Relationships Emotions Activity THinking Economic$ Breathe is the acronym that she used. What is Healthy? Healthy is being able to breathe which is why they u... Read more

  • M.I.A. yup again!

    6/14/2016 11:25:20 AM, by RUNNING_SNAIL

    Well... How shall I start this blog? Thanks to MTN_KITTEN who woke me up by asking me where the heck I was, I realized that I hadn't visited my page or blog for ages. In fact, I haven't written in a month and a half on my blog and I khow that it isn't a good sign when I just slack and... Read more

  • 6/14/2016 - Dream Big No Matter What The Dream Is.

    6/14/2016 9:51:14 AM, by BRANDEE_NEWTON

    6/14/2016 A dream written down with a DATE becomes a goal. A goal broken down into STEPS becomes a plan. A plan backed by ACTION makes your dreams come true.... Read more

  • a nice sunny day

    6/14/2016 8:55:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy. i will do just that in a while. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Sugar Cravings Log 8

    6/14/2016 8:50:55 AM, by BONNIVELLE

    I want a kitkat. I don't feel that bad about having some chocolate, especially as I have really improved my diet the last few days. But should I treat myself?... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    6/14/2016 2:08:52 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Everything you do, and everything you do not do, is your legacy to future generations." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • June 13, 2016 - Life Changes

    6/14/2016 1:09:04 AM, by MRSWHITEWOLF

    Well, today, I received bad news. My lab work is terrible. I may have diabetes again, even after having gastric bypass and losing a lot of weight. I still need to lose weight and have at least 20-35 pounds to lose. I haven't had much time to be on spark but today, or this evening I am feeling th... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    6/14/2016 12:14:17 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " There is no shame in asking for support. Our purpose here on earth is to help others. Consider that in asking others for help, you are supporting them in fulfilling their life purpose." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • Summer 5% Challenge Community 2016

    6/13/2016 9:00:23 PM, by MADDALYNNHATTER

    Not much longer && our planes will be taking off! This will be my first 5% Challenge but, I'm very excited to see where this trip takes me. I know it's going to be hard journey. One not without trubulance but, not impossible. Alice: "This is impossible!" The Mad Hatter: "Only if you believe... Read more

  • Sugar Cravings Log 7

    6/13/2016 6:42:23 PM, by BONNIVELLE

    Craved sugar straight after dinner. Kept busy and didn't eat until 10 when I had to take my tablet.... Read more

  • NEVER TO LATE

    6/13/2016 3:29:43 PM, by MOCACHOC

    It's never to late to get started, once you start don't quit. No matter what obstacles come your way, just keep eating right even if you stumble, keep exercising even when you don't feel like it do something. It's doing nothing that leads to laziness and trying to start all over again that's the h... Read more

  • it'a monday

    6/13/2016 10:27:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week has started. still figuring out where i can keep my stuff that i have at my parents' place. i know i will figure out something. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Life's (Continued) Changes...

    6/12/2016 8:02:50 PM, by SLIMMERSUSAN10

    This week I will work my last 2 1/2 days at my current job. Due to having so much vacation time left, I had to take quite a few days off. I was able to get my 68 vacation hours down to 40, so they are going to pay out the last 40. Whew!! I was afraid I was going to lose those! Friday, I star... Read more

  • Sugar Cravings Log 6

    6/12/2016 5:57:44 PM, by BONNIVELLE

    Been cravings sugar all day... I decided I'd be healthier today and then, sweet irony, it turned out to be one of my hunger days.... Read more

  • 'Stress' is not my friend!

    6/12/2016 12:44:49 PM, by FLORIDASUN

    Hello dear sparklers! It's been a stressful week. I'm trying really hard not to let it consume me but it's hard to accept that we as tiny little humans don't have a whole lot of control over the forces of life. Say it 'Ain't so...can I hear an "I'm the master of my destiny!" Don't we wis... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    6/12/2016 1:09:54 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Nothing is worth losing your inner peace. Take action as circumstances require, but never surrender your inner peace. Stop. Breathe deeply. Close your eyes and breathe deeply, again. Then, and only then, take action - from a peaceful heart." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    6/12/2016 1:00:44 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Choose Inner Peace." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamathisDay.com... Read more

  • How You Doin?

    6/11/2016 9:20:06 PM, by BABY_GIRL69

    Just sitting here contemplating quick ab & upper body workout wondering how everyone else is doin?! What are working out today or is it a rest day? Be safe, have fun & God bless, Dee 247... Read more

  • Week 11

    6/11/2016 5:01:46 PM, by ETERNALDELIRIUM

    Took a bit of a break from updating, but it's now week eleven and I am down 30 pounds. At this rate I don't think I'll meet my goal of 40 pounds by the time we're done, but I'll be much closer. And I know I can do this again if I have to to get to the right weight. I have the willpower to do it, and... Read more

  • New Challenge

    6/10/2016 10:12:54 PM, by MARYGOLD5

    Today I am starting a new SP challenge. I love the challenges here because they help me to become more accountable, and I can also get support that I cannot get here at home. Every time I tell my DH about a plan for healthier eating or exercising, he says something like, "You've been saying that for... Read more

  • Back in my Kayak!

    6/10/2016 12:13:00 PM, by SWDESERTLOVER

    I FINALLY got back in my kayak yesterday. The last time I had it on water was in Utah in 2014. After breaking my leg and ankle in four places right after that trip, I was off the water for the remainder of the year. Last year things just never seemed to work out where I was off work the same days... Read more

  • I Had a Dream

    6/10/2016 11:48:45 AM, by TAMIP62

    If you think this is going to be an inspirational post... well, maybe not so much, LOL. I did have a dream though. Last night I dreamed about food and exercise. Now, the dreaming part that centered around exercise, that was good right? Right, it was. However, it's the food part of the dream that wen... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/10/2016 8:34:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. woo hoo! my daughter says hi and sends hugs! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it is supposed to be very warm here tomorrow. my daughter and i are prepared for it. have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more