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  • A double

    12/21/2014 8:16:26 AM, by NUTRON3

    Today is a double shift then 2 more work days and I get Christmas Eve off!... Read more

  • Gods Day

    12/21/2014 12:28:23 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Bw blessed enjoy your day prayers and hugx... Read more

  • Quick Check In

    12/20/2014 12:08:16 PM, by SWEETNSKINNY

    Well friends.... The Christmas cookies got to me. I ate WAY too many and had chocolate. Shouldn't have even let it in my house, but I had a weak moment. But...moving on. This morning official weigh in was 170.2 back in the 170's for me. Sheesh. I remember when I was complaining years ago a... Read more

  • The one with the food addiction and the holiday traditions

    12/20/2014 11:05:54 AM, by ARRREAGLES

    I love food. Yeah. I get it all of you "food is just fuel for your body" people, the ones who can like clockwork just take in some exacting amount of calories with perfect balance with little regard to taste, texture, or tradition. You are better than me. I get it. But still... (a cross-fi... Read more

  • Great

    12/20/2014 8:43:34 AM, by NUTRON3

    Had a great night at work , hoping today is as good!... Read more

  • Saturday

    12/20/2014 12:46:14 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day be blessed sending prayers and light hug... Read more

  • Excited

    12/19/2014 9:31:21 AM, by NUTRON3

    I am so excited for Christmas!... Read more

  • ~ Day 19/30: 12/19/14

    12/19/2014 7:56:34 AM, by JAZZID

    ... always keeping this in mind! MEALS: IF: 10 hours L: Roasted chicken / egg plant, tomatoes, zucchini, mixture (...from a faculty lunch, leftovers sent to the library) / pomegranate white tea D: TBD ***************... Read more

  • Christmas

    12/18/2014 9:47:54 AM, by NUTRON3

    7 Days and Christmas will be here!... Read more

  • What works in order to win

    12/17/2014 9:11:24 PM, by SWEETNSKINNY

    In order to win the battle of the bulge you need to figure out WHAT WORKS. Its different for every person..some crave the sweet "its ok you ate the entire bakery" type, some need the bootcamp version where you are yelled at for your mistakes (ME!). Whatever it is, embrace it and find others that wi... Read more

  • Keeping it in perspective

    12/17/2014 4:20:55 PM, by SWEETNSKINNY

    Hi pals, Yesterday was a decent day. I woke up late so had to rush to work without my breakfast. I had a bagel and think thin bar....and that made my mind set very rough the rest of the day! Its funny how one thing or one meal can make us lose the perspective of our day. I felt like I comple... Read more

  • Thank you

    12/17/2014 8:46:53 AM, by NUTRON3

    I want to thank everyone for taking the time to write something on my blog, between you all and my family I am feeling much better. Makes me so thankful for everything I have. Love to all! Thank you again, Sparkpeople are special people!!!!!... Read more

  • A different form of alternative health care - a beacon of hope?

    12/16/2014 9:00:50 PM, by HOUNDLOVER1

    I just heard a report about this website on NPR (National Public Radio) which can be found on their website. It is about crowdmed.com which is a very different way of diagnosing difficult medical problems that people have tried to get help for without success. I'm curious is anyone has used this. ... Read more

  • Help for Insulin Resistance/ weight loss

    12/16/2014 3:18:01 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    Hey Sparkers! I've been trying out a host of herbals in an attempt to get some of this pesky weight off, caused in part by insulin resistance/ high blood sugar after meals. Using these herbs doesn't mean I have carte blanche to eat as much and whatever I want. I still need to keep a... Read more

  • The local food movement - please help it survive!

    12/16/2014 1:46:58 PM, by HOUNDLOVER1

    I don't often get very political, but this one affects our only source of truly quality food other than home-grown: action.fooddemocracynow.
    org/sign/stand_up_for_the_
    local_food_movement_and_or
    ganics_final_comment/?t=2&
    referring_akid=1462.278959.bc8QSW Plea... Read more

  • Thanks

    12/16/2014 8:31:36 AM, by NUTRON3

    Thank you everyone for your support. Yesterday my brother in law passed, he died in his sleep. I am so glad I got to talked to him to say my good byes. His last words to me was I love you! I will always hold on to that. I spent the day crying off and on. I do not cry easy, my eyes hurt so bad. I got... Read more

  • ~ Day 15 & 16/30: 12/15 & 12/16/14 ~

    12/16/2014 8:01:02 AM, by JAZZID

    12/16/14: MEALS: IF: 18 hours L: Roasted chicken, Harticot Vert green beans / pomegranate white tea D: TBD NOTE: This will be an active rest week for me and I will begin P90 Sculpt B next Monday, 12/22/14 with my... Read more

  • If You're Going To Do It, Do It Right And Do It BIG

    12/15/2014 3:49:40 PM, by THEMFOLK

    Yesterday we had a wonderful day of sunshine, and Bruce and I got outside and made the most of it. Our biggest job every day is training and exercising the puppies, so that was a focal point of the day. The breeder of the two black females had asked us for photos and updates on how they are doi... Read more

  • Vision Board

    12/15/2014 10:57:25 AM, by SWEETNSKINNY

    There has been a lot of talk the past few years about vision boards or dream boards. I'm always encouraged by others to do this as a way to keep motivated. I've always thought about it, cut a few pictures but never completed the task. For awhile years back, I hung a bikini on the wall as a reminder ... Read more

  • Thanks

    12/15/2014 9:29:53 AM, by NUTRON3

    Thanks everyone for the kind words about my brother in law. Just a really hard time right now... Read more

  • "What Is A Workout?"

    12/15/2014 12:54:58 AM, by LJCANNON

    What is a Workout? By George Allen, former Washington Redskins Coach A workout is 25 percent perspiration and 75 percent determination. Stated another way, it is one part physical exertion and three parts self-discipline. Doing it is easy once you get started. ... Read more

  • ~ Is it Safe to Cook with Olive Oil? ~

    12/15/2014 12:48:49 AM, by JAZZID

    Is it Safe to Cook with Olive Oil? by Chris Kresser Olive oil is known for its health benefits, yet many Paleo experts say we shouldn't be cooking with it. Does olive oil stand up to the heat? This is a guest post written... Read more

  • ~ Day 14/30 Reset: 12/14/14 ~

    12/14/2014 7:09:45 PM, by JAZZID

    MEALS: IF: 14 hours Brunch: almond pancakes, eggs, bacon and pomegranate white tea D: Bacon wrap w/low carb tortilla, siracha mayo and large baby spinach salad. EXERCISE: REST ... Read more

  • Weight Fluctuations

    12/14/2014 1:12:02 PM, by SWEETNSKINNY

    This morning I weighed 167.4 a few days ago I was over 170. My body drops weight fast...BUT I also gain just by looking at a cheeseburger quickly too. It makes it a tough mind game. I also will lose lose then gain gain gain while on track. I have always had this issue and in the past, I knew how to ... Read more

  • Why buying organic is not the answer, buying local is!

    12/14/2014 12:04:45 PM, by HOUNDLOVER1

    The short answer is this: there is too little oversight by the government to make sure that organic standards are followed by the "organic" factory farms. Buy from local producers where you can visit the farm whenever possible. Here is a link to many fly-over photos that show what life really l... Read more

  • Sunday

    12/14/2014 8:53:14 AM, by NUTRON3

    Well they brought my brother in law home to die with his family, I just hope he makes it through Christmas, he seems to be more happy then he has been in a very long time. He has a good nurse, and is surrounded by love. It just sucks st this time of the year.... Read more

  • Winter blues

    12/13/2014 8:39:32 PM, by NYCALIGIRL

    Wow it's been for ever as I have been so busy with life, work, school, family and everything. I barely have time for me these days. With winter setting in, and the days growing shorter, are year is also coming to a close which means soon enough I will be another year older. I'm feeling a bit of s... Read more

  • ~ Day 13/30 Reset : 12/13/14 ~

    12/13/2014 1:54:45 PM, by JAZZID

    Meals: Higher carb day. IF: 14 hours L: Turkey patty melt on 1 slice rye bread w/slice cheddar cheese / home made oven fries, reduced sugar ketchup / pomegranate white tea D: Fried catfish, large spinach salad w/ran... Read more

  • Brother

    12/13/2014 8:30:58 AM, by NUTRON3

    I just found out last night my brother in law and he is also a good friend is being sent home to die. His heart is only working at 14%. This man is one of the toughest men I know, but I can not tell her how many times he has been there for me over the years and the great memories we have had. I am g... Read more

  • The one with the iron and the reflection on a good week

    12/12/2014 2:48:36 PM, by ARRREAGLES

    (This blog brought to you by Touch by Troye Sivan) I watched people walking briskly, seeking shelter and warmth when the snow came down in large flakes. It clung to my jacket and hair and held onto the grasses, but left the walkway largely just wet. People moved so urgently, as if the sky were ... Read more

  • Love this weather

    12/12/2014 9:19:39 AM, by NUTRON3

    I love the weather we have been having its perfect for working out in! Hubby and I can even take walks around the neighborhood looking at lights!... Read more

  • ~ Day 11 & 12/30: 12/12/12

    12/12/2014 7:36:06 AM, by JAZZID

    ... late posting this blog, but still on track! ************************** ~ 12/12/12 ~ MEALS: IF: 18 hours L: Tandoori chicken, Indian spinach palak paneer / pomegranate white tea D: TBD S: Greek yogu... Read more

  • BL Challenge

    12/11/2014 8:13:02 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    i wrote some great stuff down today. I cant wait to make better sense of it and share it with you guys. the commitment to the challenge has me a bit worried but I like the way it making me look at life. Its all good. have a great night... Read more

  • Don't know what to say, but I'm saying it.

    12/11/2014 5:08:09 PM, by MELTNSUE

    Hello everyone. I'm finally writing because things are settling down enough for me to do so. My dad took his last breath on November 16th with all of us by his side, while the priest prayed the Anointing of the Sick over him. My family could not have asked for a more peaceful and beautiful transit... Read more

  • Yesterday was such a good day

    12/11/2014 9:33:57 AM, by NUTRON3

    The day started out great and just kept getting better, I got some excellent news from my daughter. I hope now things will go her way. She needs to be here with her family so we can help her and the kids heal. I got new hope that it will happen, just need patience which I don't always have. Just so ... Read more

  • Christmas bonus

    12/10/2014 8:58:42 AM, by NUTRON3

    My hubby got a $700.00 Christmas bonus!!!!!... Read more

  • ~ Day 10/30 Reset : 12/10/14 ~

    12/10/2014 8:01:03 AM, by JAZZID

    ... I have to be accountable and admit that yesterday "I REALLY" overdid it!!!!! ... I feel .... ugggggh... I love Italian food and yesterday at the meeting they had chicken Alfredo, spinach ravioli, chi... Read more

  • Project TRINITY 21 kilotons New Mexico 1945

    12/9/2014 9:35:15 AM, by PETALIA

    Six miles away, the world’s first nuclear explosion expands 0.053 seconds after detonation. Director J. Robert Oppenheimer quotes the Bhagavad-Gita: “If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst forth at once in the sky, tha... Read more

  • So much

    12/9/2014 9:15:43 AM, by NUTRON3

    So much planned for today, I love time with just me and the hubs!... Read more

  • ~ Day 9/30 Reset : 12/9/14 ~

    12/9/2014 7:53:45 AM, by JAZZID

    Meals: IF: 15 hours B: NONE L: Lunch meeting... higher carb day: chicken/pasta/salad D: Fried cabbage & Italian Sausage S: **************** Exercise: AM Walk to work ... Read more

  • Ran

    12/8/2014 7:01:20 PM, by NUTRON3

    I ran 5 miles today and didn't want to stop. The weather was perfect! I felt so free and relaxed. The only thing missing was my daughter and her kids, they love to run too! Hopefully they will be able to move here soon. I can't wait to see them , I am flying to Michigan the 30th so I can spend New y... Read more

  • Yesterday

    12/8/2014 8:42:17 AM, by NUTRON3

    Yesterday I had off so hubby and I stayed in pjs, watched a True Blood marathon, drank a little wine and just relaxed. I loved it!... Read more

  • ~ Day 8/30 Reset : 12/8/14 ~

    12/8/2014 8:16:18 AM, by JAZZID

    Meals: IF: 13 hours B: NONE L: Tandoori chicken / spinach palek paneer w/riced cauliflower & pomegranate white tea D: Fried cabbage & Italian Sausage S: Dark Chocolate/pecans **************** Exercis... Read more

  • Update!

    12/8/2014 6:42:07 AM, by BLACK-PRINCESS

    I've been doing ok, but I need 2 do better. I've been very these paste couple of wks & I figured it was because of the stress. Now 2day my husband & I didn't hear our alarms go off 4 work & woke up @ 5:30am instead of 3;30am. Now he missed work cause his boss picks him up & he didn... Read more

  • The Wisdom of Dr Seuss & The Grinch

    12/8/2014 12:54:37 AM, by LJCANNON

    And the Grinch with his Grinch Feet ice cold in the snow, Stood puzzling and puzzling: How Could It Be So? It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes, or bags! And he puzzled thr... Read more

  • Life

    12/7/2014 7:00:42 AM, by NUTRON3

    I am so happy with most everything in my life! I feel very blessed and lucky.... Read more

  • ~ DAY 6/30 & 7/30: 12/ 6 & 7/2014 ~

    12/6/2014 10:00:25 PM, by JAZZID

    Meals: IF: 13 hours B: almond blueberry pancakes / 3 pieces bacon / pomegranate white tea L: NONE D: TBD **************** Exercise: AM cardio: Cathes MMA Boxing Round 1 w/conditioning dri... Read more

  • Double Shift

    12/6/2014 8:03:57 AM, by NUTRON3

    Today is another double shift! Today is also my Kato's first birthday, the lil pup is a joy to have! Love the Christmas spirit!... Read more

  • ~ Chris Kresser discusses paleo diet vs. a paleo template ~

    12/5/2014 2:02:20 PM, by JAZZID

    As you guys know I am doing a reset from month to month until I reach my weight loss goal. I wanted to let you know what I am basing my reset on. The following is an article by Chris Kresser, I am following his "Personal Paleo Code"... Read more

  • Running

    12/5/2014 11:27:50 AM, by NUTRON3

    I ran outside for the first time in many months. The first 5 min, dragged and I wanted to quit, then my body took over and I didn't want to stop. I had a goal of 30 min. But I kept going until I got back to my house and quit at 49 min. I really want to go back to doing a 5 K every month for charity.... Read more

  • Running

    12/5/2014 11:27:48 AM, by NUTRON3

    I ran outside for the first time in many months. The first 5 min, dragged and I wanted to quit, then my body took over and I didn't want to stop. I had a goal of 30 min. But I kept going until I got back to my house and quit at 49 min. I really want to go back to doing a 5 K every month for charity.... Read more

  • What a week

    12/5/2014 8:36:45 AM, by NUTRON3

    Wow I got so much done this week, after all them double shifts, don't get me wrong the pay check was totally worth it. Back to a double tomorrow... Read more

  • ~ Day 5/30: PP Reset: 12/5/14 ~

    12/5/2014 7:36:59 AM, by JAZZID

    Meals planned for today: B: none / IF: 12 hours S: Apple clafouti L: 2 bacon and baby spinach wraps w/low carb tortilla D: Tuna croquettes (... like salmon but subbed with tuna) & big baby spinach salad/paleo ran... Read more

  • Vision Statement

    12/4/2014 8:31:13 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    My life in 10 years? Still caring for lil ones either my own or those of others. Still trying to eek in moments for me to keep my head on straight. Whether it be a walk or a moment to read/write a poem or do some insanely rewarding workout. I don't see a huge change that is needed in my life. I feel... Read more

  • Flew By

    12/4/2014 9:10:38 AM, by NUTRON3

    This week is flying by!... Read more

  • ~ Day 4/30: PP Reset: 12/4/14 ~

    12/4/2014 8:00:28 AM, by JAZZID

    ... I've been accused of this, I know of worse things that I could be... Love it!!! Meals planned for today: B: none / IF: 16 hours S: Walnuts????? L: Roasted chicken / large baby spinach salad with raw walnuts ... Read more

  • Thursday

    12/4/2014 12:25:57 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    enjoy your day be blessed hug... Read more

  • 74 Year Old Female Body Builder!

    12/4/2014 12:07:18 AM, by LAMOURA

    Yep 74 years old and looks amazing!! I want to be like her!! Fit toned and fit in my elder years!! She rocks! I haven't done a blog in awhile but I had to do one today...this needed to be shared!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=
    4wXFSczN6Rw Read more

  • Calorie-focused thinking - can it be harmful?

    12/3/2014 9:18:22 PM, by HOUNDLOVER1

    I will let you judge for yourself after reading this journal article: journals.cambridge.org/i
    mages/fileUpload/documents
    /PHN2014-007802_1.pdf I thought the table on page 4 (fig.2) was a great summary of the distinction between calorie-based thinking and more nuance... Read more

  • Another

    12/3/2014 8:49:19 AM, by NUTRON3

    Another day of so much accomplished!... Read more

  • ~ Day 1: PP Reset : 12/3/14 ~

    12/3/2014 7:55:26 AM, by JAZZID

    Meals planned for today: B: none / IF: 16 hours S: Greek Yogurt and French Vanilla protein powder L: Roasted chicken / Harticot Vert French green beans with small amount of roasted country potatoes / pomegranate ... Read more

  • Happy hump Day

    12/3/2014 12:07:32 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    be blessed enjoy the little things sending prayers and hugx... Read more

  • saudade

    12/2/2014 5:03:59 PM, by PETALIA

    youtu.be/IMTv4Ym0p6A Saudade is a word in Portuguese and Galician that has no direct translation in English. It describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something ... Read more

  • 2015 around the corner

    12/2/2014 9:36:28 AM, by DROBERTS1214

    less than a month away from 2015 and i'm not any closer to reaching my weight loss goals than i was in 2009. still drinking lots of pop. bought a house that doesnt have room for my olympic smith machine, nor paved roads to rollerblade on. work stress contributing to lethargy. going ... Read more

  • Done

    12/2/2014 8:48:48 AM, by NUTRON3

    I got so much accomplished yesterday, now I hope to do the same today!... Read more

  • ~ Day 2/30: PP Reset: 12/2/14 ~

    12/2/2014 7:23:36 AM, by JAZZID

    Meals planned for today: B: none / IF: 16 hours S: Greek Yogurt and French Vanilla protein powder L: Roasted chicken / Harticot Vert French green beans with small amount of roasted country potatoes / pomegra... Read more

  • Tuesday

    12/2/2014 12:44:15 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Happy I am bad at work and in pt be blessed sending prayers hugx... Read more

  • I saw a video on Face Book that shows how parents need to be an example for their kids. It was so o

    12/1/2014 7:09:01 PM, by 2DETERMINED

    12-1-2014 Okay. I am so sick of continuing to write on my Sparkpage that I am going to lose weight. I promise myself "One Last Time" that this time I AM GOING TO DO IT. Yesterday I saw a video on Facebook about kids and their parents and how what they do REALLY does affects how the child turns o... Read more

  • Squat Challenge From HelloHealthy!!

    12/1/2014 2:03:39 PM, by LJCANNON

    I read about this Challenge on another Web Site this morning, and I thought I would share it with you all. I believe I will start this tonight!! Are you joining me? *#*#*# I’m a huge fan of bodyweight exercises for the reason that you can use them for a great workout anywhere. And perha... Read more

  • The best CHRISTmas present ever!

    12/1/2014 1:10:51 PM, by IMAVISION

    Just want to make it clear that the best CHRISTmas gift EVER was/is God's plan of salvation through His beloved Son, Christ Jesus, my Lord Savior. ... Read more

  • Day off

    12/1/2014 8:44:04 AM, by NUTRON3

    I am going shopping!!!!!... Read more

  • ~ Day 1/30: PP Reset : 12/1/14 ~

    12/1/2014 7:47:04 AM, by JAZZID

    I'm starting over and today is of my Chris Kresser Personal Paleo 30 day reset. Meals planned for today: B: none / IF: 13 hours L: Roasted chicken / Harticot Vert French green beans with small... Read more

  • New Week

    12/1/2014 12:36:12 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sending light love joy and prayers hugx... Read more

  • New Week

    12/1/2014 12:35:34 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    finally I am starting physical therapy sending light love joy and prayers hugz... Read more

  • So

    11/30/2014 8:25:00 AM, by NUTRON3

    I am so ready for a day off, tomorrow I will finally get a day off. This pay check should be awesome, but, I have so much to do!... Read more

  • ~ Update : 11/30/14 ~

    11/30/2014 2:09:14 AM, by JAZZID

    ... hi guys, it's been awhile, but I wanted to update you. I did only one P90 workout last week, and although I walked everyday I am still behind on my strength training and P90 cardio. Monday I will resume my regular training sch... Read more

  • The Importance Of Getting To Know Each Other

    11/29/2014 11:36:04 PM, by LJCANNON

    I think this quote from Chief Dan George holds True whether we are talking about Animals, or about the other Humans we share this Planet with. "If You Talk To The Animals, They Will Talk With You And You Will Know Each Othe... Read more

  • Ringing In The Christmas Season In Oklahoma

    11/29/2014 5:14:00 PM, by LJCANNON

    It may be hard from someone who never lived in Oklahoma to understand Our Love for a Jewelry Store Commercial. But we know that it really isn't "Christmas" until we have heard the Familiar Jingle. Hopefully this link to one of the MANY YouTube versions of the Beloved Jingle will let my Friends... Read more