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  • Day 3: it’s an uphill sheep battle (Thurs 4/26)

    4/25/2018 9:54:13 PM, by 3_VEGGIES

    Imagine swimming all day for your dinner and then having to trek across a sandy beach wearing flippers. You know how it goes. You lift one foot up to keep it on top of the sand, then the other. First the sand is wet and this is way easier than the dry stuff.’s not over yet. You no... Read more

  • Waiting vs. Action

    4/25/2018 2:55:01 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

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  • Day 2: Determination

    4/25/2018 7:19:25 AM, by 3_VEGGIES

    Goal: Complete all 6. Everyday. #’s 1,2, and 5 were completed before 7 a.m. 1. 30 min cardio emoticon emoticon 2. 10 min strength training, 2 min of planks emoticon 3. 10 min clutter control 4. track all food, beverage, vitamins 5. Review vision board/affirmations every a.... Read more

  • Rest Day

    4/24/2018 8:10:36 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

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  • Back on the wagon

    4/24/2018 11:51:41 AM, by DEPOTMODE

    I reviewed and adjusted my Spark goals in terms of weight loss, and started back again on Sunday. I've finally gotten to where tracking everything I eat is a habit, but now I just have to get back into my adjusted calorie range. I have officially gained 15 of the 30 pounds I had lost last summer (th... Read more

  • Implementing:Day 1

    4/24/2018 7:35:23 AM, by 3_VEGGIES

    We can all set goals, and make a plan. Implementation is a commitment and success is the result. I’m on it. I blogged my goals on April 14 and did some of them some days. Today is day 1, where I will execute all goals everyday for 30 days. 521 1. 30 min cardio 311 332 2. 1... Read more

  • Nutrition

    4/23/2018 6:29:37 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Today I tried eating the way Dr. Berg (he has a lot of YouTube videos available on this topic) suggests. The shortened version is to eat enough healthy fat to sustain you between meals (with the idea being that studies show carbs and proteins both impact insulin, but fat does not have any impact on... Read more

  • Inspiration and support

    4/22/2018 5:58:06 PM, by 3_VEGGIES

    No matter what endeavors we pursue, a network of friends and family to support us is treasured. This afternoon I bicycled 30 miles with friends and was asked how the diet was going. I've been stalled out recently and just the question provides a simple nudge in the right direction. Sparkpeop... Read more

  • Amazement!

    4/22/2018 1:28:07 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Lately, I've been enjoying different articles/YouTubes which include LINKED studies. Just where I am at these days. Found a guy on YouTube who just posts videos about water, and wrongly thought I would escape after watching just one--I mean after all--how many water videos can you watch?!??!?!?!! ... Read more

  • Too expensive to cure people of diseases! Now it is official.

    4/22/2018 10:30:26 AM, by CTUPTON

    we knew this!
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  • Spring

    4/21/2018 5:26:01 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Being kind, even when no one is looking, never hurt any one. Spring is in the air--freshly promising beautiful days to come! Enjoying every moment of it! Had an opportunity to head to the beach recently! LOVED walking on the water's edge. The ocean is such a beautiful place this time of year! ... Read more

  • Measurement

    4/20/2018 3:47:26 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

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  • Water - Comparing Self to Others

    4/19/2018 3:16:59 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    At the start of each new month, since this kind of challenge has been offered here at SP, I start a month-long water challenge and invite everyone who will join me, to join in the fun. It helps having one place to record beverage consumption. Here is this month's challenge link: Read more

  • Dr. Hyman: How to Feed Your Gut

    4/18/2018 10:59:22 AM, by CTUPTON
    w-to-feed-your-gut/ I have read parts of this information in hundreds of places. This article put it all together for me! chris... Read more

  • "ACES" list

    4/17/2018 3:04:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    The 10 ACEs the researchers measured: — Physical, sexual and verbal abuse. — Physical and emotional neglect. — A family member who is: •depressed or diagnosed with other mental illness; •addicted to alcohol or another substance; •in prison. — Witnessing a mother being abuse... Read more

  • 1 hr movie worth watching--online more to follow...

    4/17/2018 2:54:18 PM, by CTUPTON
    e/ ACES: ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES 39 A major movement is happening about how "ACES" in early childhood cause bodily and mental changes leading to adult problems. There is now scientific proof changes in the body happen due to stress in chi... Read more

  • more....

    4/16/2018 5:19:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    If a bunch of cats jump on top of each other, is it still called a dog pile? If a baby's leg pops out at 11:59PM but his head doesn't come out until 12:01, which day was he born on? Do Jewish vampires still avoid crosses? If a mime is arrested, do they tell him he has a right to talk? In t... Read more

  • Points to ponder

    4/16/2018 3:04:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    Do vegetarians eat animal crackers? Why are there no 'B' batteries? If a jogger runs at the speed of sound, can he still hear his iPod? If man evolved from monkeys, how come we still have monkeys? How do you handcuff a one-armed man? When does it stop being partly cloudy and start being... Read more

  • Achievement Begins With A Vision

    4/15/2018 1:01:49 PM, by 3_VEGGIES

    Age 52–The 4 items at the top of my bucket list #1 - Goal set in 1980, accomplished 1987 Seattle to Washington DC, to NYC In 1980 (age 13) my family took a vacation out west and for several days we watched 2 cyclists from Holland head in the same direction as us. They changed my life and h... Read more

  • Cruciferous veggies bad for thyroid but...

    4/15/2018 10:10:02 AM, by CTUPTON

    Fuhrman says if cooked, then no problem. Also he recommends a pinch of kelp daily or iodine in a supplement. So iodine is sufficient for the thyroid to work properly. I am glad I can continue eating cruciferous veggies. Oh boy--I even had Brussels sprouts yesterday! Kelp--I don't t... Read more

  • Hypothyroid problem -hoping this book helps me

    4/14/2018 7:21:30 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • I will. I can. I must.

    4/14/2018 8:55:05 AM, by 3_VEGGIES

    30 Day Promise and Commitment 1. Conscious eating and awareness of daily nutrition- Track all food, beverage, supplements. 2. 10 minutes of strength training a day, 2 minutes must be plank(s) 362 3. 30 minutes cardio 332 311 295 4. 10 minutes clutter control ... Read more

  • You Can Never Plan Everything

    4/12/2018 8:20:11 PM, by STRIVE2BBOLD

    So we started the 5% Challenge this week... you'd think I'd be motivated, running around every day this week. Well you can plan... and then not everything goes according to plan. This week is state testing for the kiddos. I homeschool, but through a public school. I'm a perfectionist, ... Read more

  • MIA

    4/11/2018 2:33:23 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    for a few days....see you soon! 334... Read more

  • Name a specific thing.....

    4/11/2018 12:53:35 PM, by CTUPTON

    mine: In high school, at a girls' Catholic HS, I got in trouble for--- talking in the hall between classes. We had to walk in a single line t get to the next class. Oh--our uniforms were black tailored dresses with white removable collars and cuffs. Honest--true story. There were 2 o... Read more

  • Warning-deep thinking about a book ..Life of Pi

    4/11/2018 6:20:12 AM, by CTUPTON

    I was reading Goodreads reviews of the book: The Life of Pi If you have not read it, this probably won't help you much. I need to go re-read it! OK--two quotes I lifted from Goodreads about The Life of Pi: "And so, when she first heard of Hare Krishnas, she ... Read more

  • Frequently

    4/10/2018 8:35:36 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

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  • Did not feel like it but went to water exercises anyway.

    4/10/2018 3:39:42 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Wow! exercises for different levels! Right here on SP!

    4/10/2018 2:23:08 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • A reason for being--Japanese style

    4/10/2018 1:57:31 PM, by CTUPTON

    Ikigai (生き甲斐, pronounced [ikiɡai]) is a Japanese concept meaning "a reason for being". Everyone, according to the Japanese, has an ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self. ... Read more

  • Mobility

    4/9/2018 1:06:38 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Today I read a SP article which got me doing some research! I had never heard of the Joint-By-Joint approach to eliminating pain and/or training. Here is a link to the article:
    v=-euEPQHrUD0 While I found a lot of information on line about this ... Read more

  • This Slow-Footed Dance

    4/8/2018 4:15:12 PM, by STRIVE2BBOLD

    I've been eating healthy for a while now, aided by the many foods my body is intolerant to. I'm not angry about that... but grateful, because it makes having a backbone so much easier. I just don't like the way these foods make me feel after eating them. What do I avoid, you ask? I am ... Read more

  • Rest

    4/8/2018 11:44:40 AM, by EO4WELLNESS

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    4/8/2018 8:44:04 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am getting quite a bit of info from this website. I am first looking up polymyalgia rheumatic-a Last night was pretty awful for me. Thanks everyone! chris... Read more

  • A virus that is mild for 2 weeks and then bam!

    4/7/2018 9:38:33 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is happening again to me. About the third 24 time this winter. No sore throat or congestion. Traveling aches and pains. Extreme fatigue and even daytime sleeping. When it is the worst, aches and pains all over. More sleeping. Maybe sometimes a very mild headache on one side. ... Read more

  • What is your go to place for plus sized swim suits?

    4/7/2018 10:26:29 AM, by CTUPTON

    In my opinion, Woman Within seems to have the best selection. H2O has suits that last the longest but style is not their strong point. chris ... Read more

  • Research

    4/7/2018 1:30:01 AM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Came across some research today, I'm still looking into it further, but it is about a health benefit of fiber I've not heard of before. Interesting stuff. Took a pop quiz in a class I'm taking and got 100%. 30 Discovered some new exercise videos on YouTube I'm enjoying. Hope ... Read more

  • I’m melting, I’m melting! Where does it go?

    4/6/2018 8:57:28 PM, by 3_VEGGIES

    We just want the fat gone right? Do you even care where it goes? Really folks! This is 1 lb of fat! What happens to it? Drum roll! In 2014, Ruben Meerman an Australian physicist figured out that for every 10 lbs he lost, 8.4 lbs is exhaled out of your lungs and 1.6 lb... Read more

  • Exercise Motivation

    4/6/2018 1:25:24 AM, by EO4WELLNESS

    My grandmum was born at the very end of the 1890s. While my grand mother actually passed away many years ago now--she died in 1997, there are people still alive who knew people from "back then" including myself. She and I were close and I often helped her with gardening, cooking, baking, errands, ... Read more

  • Stress Eating & Stress Triggers

    4/4/2018 5:36:52 AM, by BECSARAH

    Now here's something I've struggled with for a long, long time. When I'm stressed, or upset, I eat. I've been working at it for years now, and to give myself some credit, I'm no longer half as bad as I used to be. At one time, even the mildest inconvenience was a trigger. Late to work? Eat. Bad... Read more

  • Laughter!

    4/3/2018 9:17:45 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    So, we're told by the 'ole wisdom "Laughter is good medicine." So I'm good to go for a long time now! Today a friend of mine wanted to change her hair style. So we had the BRIGHT idea (lightbulb) of looking for a place online where you can upload your face/photo and try on different hair styles. ... Read more

  • Life Is too Short to Be Quiet !

    4/2/2018 10:19:10 AM, by RANJINI4

    Our lives are too short for not living them to the fulest.I see patients whose lives are cut short suddenly and that too from 3mths of age to 86 yrs of age.People get younger and younger each time! We are put on this planet for a reason and this site brings us together in different teams accor... Read more

  • April - Exercise - Fluids

    4/2/2018 1:44:18 AM, by EO4WELLNESS

    It is April. Didn't blog yesterday about the new month so today's the day. Enjoyed a lovely time with lots of company. Looking forward to what April holds in store. Started some new challenges. Started a month-long April drink more fluids challenge--all fluids count (not just water).... Read more

  • 03-31-18

    4/1/2018 1:17:38 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

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  • Passover-2018

    3/30/2018 9:09:21 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

    Greatly looking forward to celebrating the overcoming-sacrifice and resurrection of our Creator with a great bunch of HIS people tomorrow evening. Lots to do to prepare. Found an awesome song today online. Didn't know this artist previously. Really enjoyed the heart sentiment of her son... Read more

  • Remember Andy crawling through the sewer pipe in Shawshank Redemption movie--. Well...

    3/30/2018 1:49:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    In the legendary scene where Andy Dufresne escapes from the Shawshank State Penitentiary, Andy is seen crawling through a pipe filled with sewage. As Red puts it, “Andy crawled to freedom through 500 yards of s***- smelling foulness I can’t even imagine.” That sewage? It was actually a mixture ... Read more

  • G-BOMBS. Does the "G" stand for gas????? Ha Ha

    3/30/2018 8:23:32 AM, by CTUPTON

    I use Beano. It usually helps a great deal. chris... Read more

  • Journey Back

    3/29/2018 12:58:14 PM, by RANJINI4

    Hi Everyone!This is the last day left here this year and I have just cooked a lot of food so that they won't have to cook for the next few days,I hope! However,am really sad that I am leaving.My son also has plans in October and so I can't be back for my board recertification-have to delay that -... Read more

  • Raining!

    3/28/2018 8:57:22 PM, by EO4WELLNESS

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  • A Change in Attitude

    3/27/2018 11:47:36 AM, by BECSARAH

    I've now lost 5kg/11lbs in all. It's a good start. In fact, it's a great start! But it's not a life-changing number. So why is it that my life feels like it's changed? I'm still wearing the same jeans. No one has commented on my weight loss. I'm still classified as obese. So what's going on? ... Read more