Group Picture

Blogs     Join this team to post to the wall

  • Dr. Seuss invented the word nerd--who knew!

    1/30/2015 5:46:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    The slang term nerd means an intelligent but single-minded person, obsessed with a certain hobby or pursuit, e.g. a computer nerd. But the word that has been the bane of so many elementary schoolers' existence was actually invented by their king: none other than Dr. Seuss himself! The word first app... Read more

  • Salad for breakfast

    1/30/2015 2:18:48 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    sorry but the lighting in the kitchen was not very good today. I had spinach, broccoli, cucumber, roma tomato, & yellow pepper. In most stores yellow, orange or even red bell peppers cost more then the green ones. Luckily I bough... Read more

  • Motivating Others...

    1/30/2015 11:47:03 AM, by MANDYLOVE_76

    I just read an article on Sparkpeople about fit families and it made me think about a day a few summers ago. My wife and I were at the park with the kids, all the kids were playing and the adults were sitting on benching. Some playing on their phones others just watching. Our kids wanted me to play ... Read more

  • My New Ride

    1/29/2015 9:46:53 PM, by LILPAT3

    The other day I mentioned I had a new bike. Here is my dream steed...a Trek Project 1. It is a super fast bike and lots of fun to ride. The bike in the back is my new Cali 29 er mountain bike. Also a sweet ride, it will take ... Read more

  • Yesterday's Slog

    1/29/2015 9:28:28 AM, by PATTYR81

    Something was on my nerves yesterday Couldn't keep my sneaky hand out of the chip bag on DD#1's lap Ate them until tummy was sick Yucky day and evening, but this a.m. is better! Woke up at 3 and couldn't go back to sleep... ... Read more

  • big beautiful hair

    1/28/2015 7:23:25 AM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    Today I am thankful for my beautiful hair. We all have something that makes us confident, and I am confident about my hair. I was taking my detox epsom salt bath last night and saw my bartonella rash is spreading down my legs ... Read more

  • Day 6 of Omni drop diet experiment ‚Äď seeing progress!

    1/28/2015 4:49:30 AM, by DAISY676

    The first two days of loading were easy- take the drops and eat to keep a full feeling in your tummy. The third day seemed to be okay as I didn't feel hungry and I didn't crave sweets at night like I usually do. Now on the sixth day I feel like I have more hunger grumblings which I read I need to i... Read more

  • I lost another pound

    1/27/2015 9:57:47 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Lost another pound. I was at 220 pounds and now I'm at 219 pounds. The amount of exercises that I did yesterday must of helped. I did a Walk Away The Pounds 5 miles DVD (68 minutes), 30 minutes on the treadmill and 15 minutes on the stationary bike. I would of done more yesterday on the bike but we ... Read more

  • About the initial fee for Independent folks came through for me!

    1/27/2015 10:26:02 AM, by CTUPTON

    I knew you would help me make a good decision --or help me think of doing more research. I really want to move from CT to near Buffalo because my whole family is there. I considered moving near NYC where my husband's family is. But that area is very, very expensive... Read more

  • a good morning!

    1/27/2015 7:29:34 AM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    I am feeling good this morning! I am currently on my progesterone drops (only twice a day for half a month) and notice an improvement that I didn't see before. I am upping my thyroid meds and adding another antibiotic to the mix. I have to find ways to detox better because the bacteria die-off is ca... Read more

  • I've got medical bills coming out my wazoo

    1/26/2015 7:54:03 PM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    I just got a $460 ER bill in the mail. I spent $290 on my IV treatment last week (which I have to do every 6 months) I spent $175 on medicine this month alone and I still owe my parents $130 for a bill for blood work I got done in August OH and when I told my boss I need off one day ev... Read more

  • Coming Back

    1/26/2015 11:18:40 AM, by LILPAT3

    It has been a little over a year since I have really blogged about life, exercise, etc. In that time I have buried my dads' dog, as well as my mother and father-in-law. It has been one heck of a roller coaster ride and I am starting to get my life back together. Read more

  • Nothing recorded for a long time

    1/25/2015 11:06:07 PM, by KARENGROSS

    Nothing can be simple at our house bc everything is set up with some crap for Mike. Things will be ok.... Read more

  • Feeling better

    1/25/2015 9:54:07 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I feel much better now. Ate less processed food today and less salt. I had my blue dress and heeled boots on for a while this morning but changed after awhile. I was still bloated this morning but now I'm not. I was at 221 pounds but I'm hoping to be lower soon. I think that the bloat was leftover f... Read more

  • yahoo vs gmail

    1/25/2015 7:07:38 PM, by MREE777

    I have been using yahoo for years--years! Lately, when I hit reply either nothing happens or it pops up a box for instant messaging. I cannot tell you how annoying this has been. Oh, and when I begin to type a name into the "to" field it populates with people I've never met! Because of these... Read more

  • when life gives you lemons...or Lyme

    1/25/2015 5:17:30 PM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    I'm not making lemonade over here, but I am trying to stay as positive as possible. I am thankful that I am not having too many side effects from the medication I am on right now. I am currently taking medicine for my thyroid, progesterone, an herbal concoction and an antibiotic. As the Lyme b... Read more

  • The initial fee cost of an Independent Living Community scares me!

    1/25/2015 11:10:46 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have actually put a little money down to save our spot in the waiting list. I am worried about the initial fee. Some people have told me I am getting robbed with this initial fee and then pay rent too. $120,000 ! If we stay 8 years, they keep all that money. If we leave before 8 years, we ... Read more

  • My sister is following Jorge Cruz-- very low sugar eating plan.

    1/25/2015 9:27:05 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have been using Fuhrman's Eat to Live and Eat for Health. I whittled it down to eat mostly veggies and use meat as a condiment. I have not been thinking much about sugar. But I guess if I don't buy the stuff in a box, I won't be getting sugar unless I add it myself. Oops! I have been using honey. ... Read more

  • Any suggestions

    1/24/2015 9:49:38 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Does anyone have suggestions n what to take care of bloat even though TOM is over? I feel bloated even though I haven't had my period since the beginning of the week. Today was a pain with the bloat. Especially tonight. Does anyone have an idea besides cutting down my salt intake? Something like a O... Read more

  • I need to help my daughter handle anxiety

    1/23/2015 8:50:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    I right now can only communicate with my daughter by pone. She is extremely anxious and I want to support her. She often dissolves into tears. She is 32 and having major life problems. During the last phone call I explained how our expectations fuel our anxiety. When our expectations are high and we... Read more

  • 3/3/3 principle

    1/23/2015 6:27:05 PM, by MREE777

    I was thinking that for me, success means: counting the calories/carbs, preparing in advance, and exercising. Since I only did one of the three today and have had very little to eat today, I've done something I shouldn't have but plan to enjoy. I've ordered Chinese food! Yum! I need to... Read more

  • It sure is easy to get out of the habit of...

    1/23/2015 4:30:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    It sure is easy to get out of the habit of...doing things on our team. I hate to say it but I am having difficulty fully getting back to sparkpeople . I had many things I did and I loved all of them. It was not a chore at all! But being away due to surgery, I am realizing I need to get bac... Read more

  • can I catch a break?

    1/23/2015 3:09:23 PM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    I got my first IV treatment for my Lyme disease. The IV caused my blood sugar to drastically drop and I immediately got lightheaded and nauseous. They gave me a sugary drink and I started to feel better. After an hour of treatmen... Read more

  • A quote for January 8--even though it is now Jan 23.

    1/23/2015 9:56:42 AM, by CTUPTON

    I was born on January 8, 1942, exactly three hundred years after the death of Galileo. I estimate, however, that about two hundred thousand other babies were also born that day. I don't know whether any of them was later interested in astronomy. Stephen Hawking ... Read more

  • Day 2 on Omni Drop Diet Experiment

    1/23/2015 1:44:08 AM, by DAISY676

    My overall impression, so far so good! lol I have done the "loading" by staying full and eating enough varieties of foods as well as foods I wouldn't normally indulge so much in such as some cheesecake and pizza, yum yum! I'v... Read more

  • Amazing mimic octopus--discovered only 15 years ago-Indonesia

    1/21/2015 8:52:15 PM, by CTUPTON
    us-video.html OK-octopi can mimic colors to camouflage themselves--but this can mimic the creature feared by other ocean creatures! It is a shape-shifter not only a color changer! chri... Read more

  • Astonishing photos of living things

    1/21/2015 8:36:51 PM, by CTUPTON
    s-and-photos/ Which is your favorite or favorites? I kindof was interested in the sperm fertilizing an egg. chris... Read more

  • ENJOY!

    1/21/2015 1:27:40 PM, by CTUPTON
    expedition2/what10.html ... Read more

  • A New Beginning...or so I hope! The Omni Drop Diet Experiment

    1/21/2015 5:26:29 AM, by DAISY676

    It all began when a previous college friend of mine had posted a before&after pic of about a 3.5 months time-frame saying she had lost 60lbs during those months and saying that Omnitrition was responsible for it and she was still losing weight! She looks fantastic, and thinner than when we we... Read more

  • What happened...

    1/20/2015 3:20:31 PM, by EZDUHZIT

    Well here it is 10 months into my new eating habit life style change. Still 50 lbs down but was hoping to be at goal by now. Hmmm, let me think of a good excuse.. ummm... oh i know, the holidays, yep that's a good one.. errrrr.. family dinners with too much good food... ahhhh.. because i din'... Read more

  • Grumpies Fading Slowwwwlllly....YAY!

    1/20/2015 12:22:48 PM, by PATTYR81

    Woke up grumpy today After reading SP posts and sipping HOT skinny mocha am feeling more back to my cheerful, optimistic self Big Bro is not as sick as I feared... having chemo & can't get out of bed on his own yet, but coherent and says this experienc... Read more

  • Sticking to it

    1/20/2015 8:30:08 AM, by MREE777

    Have you ever noticed how hard it is to stick to your plan when you're tired? I don't mean, just feeling lazy, but really tired from lack of sleep and heavy work schedules? That's what happened to me last night. I ended up eating WAY over on every scale I go by. Okay, I can't change th... Read more

  • last 4 lol

    1/18/2015 11:13:53 AM, by CTUPTON

    ... Read more

  • more lol 2

    1/18/2015 11:12:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    ... Read more

  • more lol

    1/18/2015 11:10:44 AM, by CTUPTON

    ... Read more

  • laugh out loud

    1/18/2015 11:09:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    ... Read more

  • I think that I'm going crazy

    1/17/2015 9:59:05 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    My TOM is driving me crazy ever since Thursday. On Thursday we were at home and it got heavy in the afternoon. Last night it was heavy before I fell asleep. We went up to Target and my TOM was heavy. It isn't heavy now. I got a few things while we were at Target. One was for use while I am on my TOM... Read more

  • Have a grreat day!

    1/17/2015 4:56:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    ... Read more

  • dog lessons for people

    1/17/2015 4:56:11 PM, by CTUPTON

    ... Read more

  • great advice

    1/17/2015 4:55:34 PM, by CTUPTON

    ... Read more

  • virtue

    1/17/2015 4:32:42 PM, by CTUPTON

    What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy. Voltaire quotes... Read more

  • Pick a Fit Foods

    1/17/2015 2:24:28 PM, by MREE777

    Does anyone know about this company? I've driven by a couple of their stores but haven't been in one. Looks to be a member type of company where you buy meals to prepare--cost of membership? Anything in particular?... Read more

  • Cravings

    1/16/2015 10:11:27 PM, by MREE777

    Okay, so I'm sitting here, having finished eating for the day and I'm still craving sweets and chips. Any suggestions for low calorie, low carb chocolate snacks?... Read more

  • Anyone on dukan???

    1/16/2015 9:37:06 PM, by MCUNNINGHAM12

    Doing well and sticking to plan. Happy this is working for me but it's the Second week on cruise and lacking the motivation to exercise and craving non plan foods. I haven't yet faltered but Any suggestions would be greatful!!!!... 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


    1/16/2015 7:28:18 PM, by YAKIRA_AVIGAYIL

    I am so excited my cholesterol levels are finally down to normal. You have to understand. I have ALWAYS had extremely high cholesterol and triglyceride numbers. Today...and this is great for me. My total cholesterol is 177!!! My triglycerides are 180 (these are usually through the roof! My ... Read more

  • Going Out and About!

    1/16/2015 1:13:41 PM, by PATTYR81

    Since I work from home, most of my outings are grocery shopping, bank and taxi driving DD#3 to her various activities. Occasionally on a Sunday I'll take an eye candy trip to Home Goods or Ross or Marshall's (on lucky days, all three!) I've got 2 outings planned for this weekend...M... Read more

  • Still feeling sore from Wednesday but a good kind of sore

    1/16/2015 9:12:30 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I'm still a little sore from Wednesday but its the good kind of sore. I will be doing my exercises while dad is getting his physical therapy. I'm hoping to do a little more time on the treadmill and stationary bike today. I didn't do a whole lot Wednesday since dad had a shortened physical therapy o... Read more

  • SP Late Night Snacks under 150 calories--with pictures

    1/16/2015 9:10:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    Thanks MILP3!
    _or_less ... Read more

  • 7 Super Soups from SP-- soup is great in the winter season!

    1/16/2015 9:07:44 AM, by CTUPTON
    /blog.asp?post=7_super_soups ... Read more

  • thinking thoughts

    1/15/2015 8:47:22 PM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    Its easier to be numb. Its easier to be on autopilot. Thinking is dangerous. Thinking confuses me. It overwhelms me. It causes great anxiety. No matter how hard I try to not think, it still happens and I am swept in a whirlwind. My thoughts build into a tornado and destroy all the positive thoughts ... Read more

  • Healthy snacks-if the picture loaded correctly..

    1/15/2015 8:26:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    Please see the article for beter pictures to motivate you. From a recent spark article:
    nack_smarter_in_2015 ... Read more

  • New Habits

    1/15/2015 5:23:42 PM, by TARAFALLOWS

    1. Switch to a restricted sugar diet. (85% chocolate (1 - 2 squares) 2. Learn to cook 7 new low saturated fat, gf delicious recipes.(Ginger) 3. Take snacks in your bag and keep snacks in the fridge and nuts/seeds handy 4. 1 lime/c... Read more

  • Only One? Only One and Only One-YA!

    1/15/2015 9:16:04 AM, by PATTYR81

    Got the news my older brother has lymphoma Will find out details this weekend. I guess I'm staying in 'left brain mode', cuz I only had ONE tear all day My appetite is gone , but I WAS tempted by DD#1's gluten free cookies she l... Read more

  • Feeling better

    1/14/2015 9:46:06 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Feeling a whole lot better. Did my exercises. Did 10 minutes on the treadmill and stationary bike each and 5 minutes on the elliptical. I did 1 of each. With my TOM being around, I didn't want to overdo it. I felt a whole lot better than I did but my abs are sore. I started to feel the soreness just... Read more

  • Just thinking out loud

    1/14/2015 5:42:56 PM, by IVORYGIRL1776

    Don't mind my blog posts, they won't be anything special. I'm just a middle age woman (how I hate the sound of that) having to admit I failed by over indulging to deal with life's sorrows. So here I am slogging myself back to rework the plan that brought me success at one time. And what just happ... Read more

  • Testing the limits

    1/14/2015 10:13:22 AM, by MREE777

    So, I started eating low carb at the beginning of the year. Slowly I have added things back in--fruit and yogurt, low carb fajita shells, and last night Skinny Pop. This is what I discovered-- LOW CARB WORKS! I dropped 8lbs. Yesterday I did not eat over my calories and I choose all natu... Read more

  • Feeling like crud this morning

    1/14/2015 9:04:50 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Feeling so bloated and sore this morning. Hoping that it doesn't get too bad today with me starting on the treadmills and stationary bikes. I'm on my TOM and the flow usually gets heavy when I get a little warm. And need to use the bathroom a lot. I'm crossing my finger that I am not in that positio... Read more

  • another bad day

    1/13/2015 6:11:51 PM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    well today was another bad day to add to the books. I didn't get the job I had been hoping for. That's 3 rejections in 5 days... On top of it, I am getting sicker. Google "Bartonella Stretch Mark Rash" and you will see something I am going through. It was on just my stomach. Now there is ... 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

  • Some good news

    1/13/2015 11:15:13 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Got a call from my uncle in Omaha (my late mom's oldest brother) this morning with some great news. If you remember, they found cancer in his rectum when they gave him a colonoscopy. Well, his cancer is in remission. He has one more week at the assisted living place. He has to have surgery but not ... Read more

  • confidence

    1/12/2015 6:19:38 PM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    I have no confidence. I didn't realize how bad it had gotten until today. I was talking about my issue with sales quotas for work and realized I don't have any confidence in myself. I ordered clothes from Old Navy because nothing fits me anymore, and actually said WOW I feel good in these clot... 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

  • Still Climbing Out of a Hole

    1/12/2015 11:44:45 AM, by PATTYR81

    Friday, DD#2 went back to college out of state Was a tough, tough day emotionally. made super-chaotic by cleaning ladies working, last minute laundry, packing, searching and ultimately going to dr office & replacing lost cd with MRI results...... Read more

  • Way Below Calories!

    1/11/2015 9:25:01 PM, by SWEET_CHOPS

    I seem to be always way below the recommended calories (by at least 1000) but I feel full and not constantly snacking. I am eating more balanced meals now so I guess that's all that matters. ... Read more

  • January 11

    1/11/2015 8:27:08 PM, by ROOTIHAUSMAN

    I am doing well. Walked 4 and one half miles today with my husband. It was great to spend time together and also exercise. I have been watching what I eat and continue to workout. This is my lifestyle not a diet. I am happy to be part of Spark people. I have many wonder friends who have truly suppor... Read more

  • fail to plan, and plan to fail!

    1/11/2015 6:13:32 PM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    I have allowed emotions to rule my life. I let circumstance define me. I havent been fighting for my health when I should be. I read a quote "fail to plan and plan to fail!" HOW TRUE. I stopped meal prepping. I stopped making crockpot meals. I stopped taking care of myself. I became this s... Read more

  • Day 2- Feeling good

    1/11/2015 3:58:54 PM, by SWEET_CHOPS

    Woke up feeling refreshed and happy this morning, had a light breakfast, small coffee and big glass of lemon water. Watched a few YouTube videos (my addiction) and then did 15 minutes of cardiovascular for the first time in years! Feeling good and excited about my new lifestyle. I will succeed this... Read more

  • 1/10/15 - National Western Stock Show

    1/11/2015 2:07:09 AM, by FANCYQTR

    Today a friend and I attended the National Western Stock Show. I had a great time and hope to go back on the free day they are having in a couple of weeks. Today we saw the babies -- Alpacas, lambs, pigs, and goats. ... Read more

  • expressing emotions

    1/10/2015 7:35:05 PM, by BRAINYBLONDE5

    I seem to be having more bad days than good ones. I do my best to stay positive, but I find it overwhelming. I spent the better part of 3 years fighting with doctors, friends and family, knowing there was something wrong with my health. Now that I know what I am up against, I am preparing for an eve... Read more

  • First day out in a couple of days

    1/8/2015 9:59:59 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today was the first day we have been out of the house since Tuesday. We had to go to Peoria, IL for the garage here in town to pick up a part. We fought the wind but at least the wind wasn't as bad as it is now. It was 10 degrees F when we left town around noon and when we got home 2 hours later it ... 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

  • Not bad....!

    1/8/2015 3:08:25 PM, by MISSTEE64

    I came back to work after an 11-day break, and started my new lifestyle... again. Low Carb. I've tried many times and always fall off the wagon, usually within a day or 2, just because I'm too lazy to prepare or too busy playing taxi, and I opt for the easy way out.. take out. Well... we're n... Read more

  • Back on track! 2015 is my year!

    1/8/2015 11:05:03 AM, by SHELBERNST

    So after losing 130 lbs I really struggled in 2014. I was laid off for 4 months then found a new job that is very stressful and not all that desirable environment. It has taken a toll on me but I am ready to get back on track. The last 2 weeks I have done amazing with only 1 day off and it still was... Read more

  • How are those New Year's Resolutions going? No I made none this year!

    1/7/2015 10:39:40 PM, by CTUPTON
    ions/ To make them stick, pick a behavior to work on. My same ones from last year are: -eat meals at the table to limit my "picking" -start a meal with veggies and add meat only as a condiment -have ... Read more

  • Stayed home where it was warm

    1/7/2015 10:18:50 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    It was too warm to go anywhere today. Dad was suppose of had a chiropractor appointment and therapy but he called to tell them that we weren't coming. It got up o 3 degrees F and now its -4 degrees F. There is a drift on our step and I will take care of that and put more salt down on that tomorrow. ... Read more

  • Beautiful Day

    1/7/2015 11:01:29 AM, by MANDYLOVE_76

    Yesterday, which I call day one, was a huge success. I'm proud that I made it through just focusing on the day. I hit my first Body Pump workout since I broke my foot almost a year ago and it felt great. Next time I will go up on weight since it I went pretty light this time.... Read more

  • A detox soup

    1/7/2015 9:02:05 AM, by CTUPTON

    Mexican Chicken Soup Recipe reprinted from Snack Girl to the Rescue! with permission Serves 5, 2 cups per serving 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 medium green pepper, chopped 1 quart low-sodium chicken broth 1 (14-ounce... Read more

  • How the plant-based diets compare-US News and World Report

    1/7/2015 8:28:25 AM, by CTUPTON
    ?int=2dfaf2 ... Read more

  • Kicking It

    1/6/2015 1:13:31 PM, by LUNAKM

    While it's only day 6 in the New Year I feel energized about my choices. I'm in an accountability group that I can feel good in and I'm making small changes so that they will add up over time and not overwhelm me. I think what has killed me before is making huge sweeping food changes when what I rea... Read more

  • Sunrise Sweat

    1/6/2015 11:23:44 AM, by CANYON_GAL

    I am officially crazy. I was up at 4am doing yoga, while my friend's high-school aged daughter was getting ready for her day at school. With all my traveling around, I no longer have my workout dvd's but that's ok. I have youtube on my tablet. I just search for whatever workout I am in the mood... Read more

  • New year, new tides

    1/6/2015 10:48:01 AM, by MANDYLOVE_76

    I'm ready to start new. I have decided I to take it one day at a time. I cannot judge my future actions or hold on to past mistakes. I have to be thoughtful about what I do today. How I react to the challenges I face today. I want to lose another 60lbs and looking at the number is daunting but... Read more

  • Got to exercise but not Zumba

    1/5/2015 9:57:18 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I didn't do the Zumba workout today. I ended up doing a Walk Away The Pounds DVD 5 miles instead. I am hoping that I will do the Zumba tomorrow morning. But I need to do the Step by Step first before I do any of the other DVDs. I'm feeling the working DVD that I did this morning. But its the g... Read more

  • Thankful for my friends on SP

    1/5/2015 11:04:39 AM, by MREE777

    You have been so faithful and encouraging! Woubbie: I will try drinking some broth! I may buy some bars occasionally, but I will search out other methods of satisfying my sweet tooth first. Annie: you're absolutely right, I have upped my intake of water, especially at night. I'm often too... Read more

  • Alaskan Cruise

    1/5/2015 10:52:44 AM, by LADYJANE30

    Well 2015 has arrived and I have made myself some goals......again but, this time I have to reach them because you see my husband and I are going on a cruise come this June and I HAVE to be down at least 20 pounds by then. My goal weight for real is 125 but for the cruise I want to see the 140's a... Read more

  • I'm glad that I didn't walk to church today

    1/4/2015 10:19:55 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I'm totally glad that I didn't walk to church this morning. It was cold and slick out. And we have snow out there. Someone is a Chevy 4x4 pick up drove through a stop sign, did a complete 360, drove onto the street that they came off, and started again. We weren't even close to them so they didn't h... Read more

  • A New Year, a New Start

    1/4/2015 6:58:39 PM, by UTMIZ_2000

    I've started this several times now but never followed through. This year I have the best accountability system one could ask daughters. We are having a competition to see who can keep up with their goals. Fitbit...check Partners...check Ready, set, go................... Read more

  • Recently, DH's foot pressure sores have surfaced. Yet another problem here.

    1/4/2015 2:42:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    The way my husband's bent foot rests on the wheel chair foot piece is making pressure sores. His aide has been rearranging his feet and treating the sores. I his doctor could send a nurse to the house--but his doctor needs to see him first! I am not supposed to drive after a shoulder ... Read more

  • A scare at almost 6 weeks post op total shoulder replacement surgery

    1/4/2015 2:31:47 PM, by CTUPTON

    Yesterday, I thought I had a blood clot in my right leg . It was swollen on Friday. Red dots were appearing on the ankle. Then Sat. morning the whole leg hurt badly. I got dressed and went to my doctor. It is run like a walk in clinic with a few doctors that I am familiar with. Lu... Read more

  • google: set a timer for 1 hour

    1/4/2015 2:18:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    easiest way to limit online time or set time for a task--whatever! enjoy! Why didn't I think of that before! HAPPY NEW YEAR! chris... Read more

  • Rebooting Life with ACV

    1/4/2015 12:25:07 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    After eating 2 out-dated eggs with breakfast yesterday & having a terrible few hours later, it really made me re-think how my diet has changed since moving to Vegas. Since being here my blood pressure has gone up & numbers on the scale have also gone in the wrong direction. I have not used ... Read more

  • Day 4

    1/4/2015 10:14:51 AM, by MREE777

    Okay, it's the 4th day of the New Year. To jump start eating a low carb diet, my roommate and I decided to try phase one of Atkins for two weeks. But, we also decided to review day to see how it went and what we may want to change and when. For someone who's as completely addicted to sugar ... Read more

  • Saturdays, Shopping and Starbucks!

    1/4/2015 12:34:31 AM, by KKTODAY

    Today my best friend, Blair, and I went out shopping for new workout clothes! I invited her to go to a hot yoga class with me next week and she didn't have any dry wick workout clothing. Kohls was having a sale on workout clothing and I had $15 Kohls cash to spend... oh, yeah! This was my shop... Read more

  • Happy New Year!!!

    1/3/2015 9:42:37 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I know that I'm late saying that but I just haven't had much to say since then. I know that I won't have much to say this time. I haven't started using the Zumba kit that I got yet. I might use it Monday morning before my dad gets up. It's best to start a full week with it than on the weekend. ... Read more

  • Have you seen ZIPONGO?

    1/3/2015 6:15:21 PM, by CANYON_GAL

    It's an app site to help save $$ with your grocery shopping. Seeing as I only have a cheap tracfone, I can't use any apps on my phone, but thought it might come in handy for someone else. I searched through some off their meal plans and found some yummy looking recipes. You have an option to lo... Read more

  • Vickie's Words of Wisdom

    1/3/2015 2:56:50 PM, by IMAVISION

    for dropping by to read these words of wisdom, proffered by my beloved sister-in-Christ! This morning I shared the following in a comment to a blog. A... Read more

  • Ahhhh... Getting Back to 'Daily Life'!

    1/3/2015 1:48:15 PM, by PATTYR81

    I haven't blogged for a while because I get bogged down in how to fill in all the gaps of stuff that happened between postings. So today I had a brain flash that I would take the Fly Lady approach and just start HERE. I'm sure that my stream of consciousness writing ... Read more

  • Dukan

    1/3/2015 9:00:38 AM, by MCUNNINGHAM12

    Started a new diet three days ago and so far so good! In phase 1 and liking it so far! ... Read more

  • Mysteries, & getting a little burnt out on the Hunt

    1/3/2015 12:34:55 AM, by MAYA_ANGEL

    Recently my blood pressure went up in general and I noticed that coffee elevated my b.p. so I stopped drinking it for 2 weeks. Then I got on a b.p. medication and decided I could go back on the coffee. The day I drank the coffee I got a big mucus attack (kept having to blow my nose). But I igno... Read more

  • January 2 2015

    1/2/2015 9:59:08 PM, by TABBYKAT75

    Today did not go as planned. If you fail to plan then you plan to fail. I failed today. I did get me a Fitbit Charge. They had no fuel bands and I do love my fitbits. Tomorrow is another day another chance to make the right choices. Read more