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  • OUCH!

    1/28/2015 6:52:50 PM, by LAMOURA

    Is all I can say after Mondays workout my Triceps and pecs are sooooooo sore it hurts to move them! Sure got those muscle but good!! Last nights sleep was awesome!! B... Read more

  • Ups and Downs: Weight Loss, Spin Class and the Stock Market

    1/28/2015 11:45:49 AM, by SCRNPLYR

    What do all of the title entries have in common? My weight loss? Up and down? Yes. Spin Class? When I stand up on that stationary bike, yes up and down. And the stock market over the past 3 weeks (as of Jan 28, 2015)? Hell yes up and down, up and down…ad infinitum. So is having large parts of y... Read more

  • Is dieting helpful? It depends what you mean

    1/28/2015 11:32:06 AM, by HOUNDLOVER1

    This is primarily a language problem, not a nutrition problem. There is a lot of scientific evidence out there that dieting in the sense of caloric reduction diets for the purpose of weight loss don't work. But most people do not make a clear distinction between a calorie-restricted diet and a th... Read more

  • I can't believe

    1/28/2015 8:44:44 AM, by NUTRON3

    I can't believe how fast pancreas cancer advances. Have to get tickets to go back to Michigan to help my mom take care of my dad.... Read more

  • Happy hump Day

    1/28/2015 12:35:19 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and enjoy your day hug... Read more

  • Happy hump Day

    1/28/2015 12:35:19 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and enjoy your day hug... Read more

  • Free...AWESOME!!

    1/27/2015 6:52:34 PM, by LAMOURA

    I found out that there are a lot of great FREE you tube workouts! Last Night workout was Zumba Be Fit by EveryDay...this workout was 17 minutes and it was SUPER FUN!! And man even in 17 minutes it got my sweat on! I was pouring!!! AWESOME loved this workout,,,, www.youtube.com/watch?v=
    AJk... Read more

  • Can't stand them nights

    1/27/2015 6:31:00 AM, by NUTRON3

    Can't stand it where you toss and turn and your mind goes and goes...ugh... Read more

  • terrific Tuesday

    1/27/2015 12:03:49 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and enjoy the beauuty of the day prayers and hugx and many blessings to you... Read more

  • NASTY...

    1/26/2015 6:25:53 PM, by LAMOURA

    So I decided to start using my blog as a Journal again unless I start feeling like it is taking up to much time againbut I do so love to blog...and now that my mom has moved to my sisters which is closer to the hospital and I don't h... Read more

  • What if blaming the obese is blaming the victims? - Peter Attia

    1/26/2015 2:14:23 PM, by HOUNDLOVER1

    This video is about one year old but it is so important that I want to repost it here. It is only about 15 minutes long. Please pass it on to your health care provider and all your friends. www.youtube.com/watch?v=
    U3oI104STzs You can also read much of the same content... Read more

  • Wahoo

    1/26/2015 8:41:00 AM, by NUTRON3

    Down another pound!... Read more

  • New Week

    1/26/2015 12:59:25 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed sending light love joy and happiness hugx... Read more

  • Back On Track!!

    1/25/2015 3:33:38 PM, by LAMOURA

    So yep I was gone again I was really sickI something like what they call quincy...puss in the lungs...hard to breath and swallow...it was really hard to fight on my own... Read more

  • Recipes

    1/25/2015 9:45:43 AM, by NUTRON3

    I just love trying these new recipes, some are so, so but always an adventure!... Read more

  • My Doctor Rocked My World Yesterday

    1/25/2015 7:33:31 AM, by ANNEMARGAR

    So, I went to the doctor to see what he could do to help me sleep through the night. I didn't really want some magic pill (I really do not like taking medicine), what I wanted were some answers. I told him all about my research and what I had been experiencing and that I had it down to either rest... Read more

  • Can't wait

    1/25/2015 1:48:17 AM, by NYCALIGIRL

    So I'm starting off the new year to a great start being sicker than ever...so here I am sick as a dog about 3 weeks now. First the flu which was the worst ever and then when i thought I was better a bacterial infection in my chest which caused the dr. to put me on bed rest for another 6 days. Afte... Read more

  • Donuts And Coffee: A Love Story

    1/24/2015 10:59:22 PM, by LJCANNON

    I haven't actually tried these Coffees yet, but after reading this Blog on another website, I may have to stop in at the Dunkin Donuts on my way to work Monday, LOL!! For many of us, coffee is not simply a drink, it is a way o... Read more

  • going DOWN!

    1/24/2015 12:41:25 PM, by SWEETNSKINNY

    That's right! The scale is going DOWN!!! I was 160.6! I had a HUGE loss this week. New diet, figured it would happen but WOW! Talk about encouraging! Talked with my accountability buddy and I agree with what she said. The shakes take away the sweet tooth. Talk about finally finding a heathy alternat... Read more

  • Courts

    1/24/2015 8:01:56 AM, by NUTRON3

    It just amazes me how courts seem to be one sided. My son in law lies straight to them and I mean whoppers that are so far fetched and my daughter will not put her kids in the middle like he is doing, because it is ripping them apart. Over the holidays he had them at parties and there was drinking a... Read more

  • Rain

    1/23/2015 8:36:02 AM, by NUTRON3

    Okay enough rain!... Read more

  • Super sore! but feeling the benefits!

    1/22/2015 11:13:21 PM, by R0S1E430

    As I spend my days studying for the NCLEX, I have also taken some great advice from Kaplan NCLEX and SPARK!, to exercise. I started my gym membership on 1/20 after having rekindled my love for Bikram Hot Yoga. On Tuesday, I did the elliptical for 45 minutes and sweat out nicely looking out on a... Read more

  • Back again and started drinking diluted ACV.

    1/22/2015 3:06:59 PM, by POXYFAIRYPLUME

    I was gone for a bit there, but now I'm back. Somehow I got off the track and have still been hovering between the same 6 lbs. I really need to get back on track and lose weight to fit into my wedding dress! I have at least 15 lbs to go to fit into it comfortably. I can do it!! I've joined my l... Read more

  • Beyond Snarky

    1/22/2015 11:08:01 AM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    Over the past few weeks I have spent some time perusing another social website that shall not be named and I felt sucked in by its drama. Not in a participatory manner but I felt fascinated as one might witnessing a public family feud. I know its not my problem but I wanted to intervene, knowing the... Read more

  • Doing AWESOME!

    1/22/2015 10:51:33 AM, by SWEETNSKINNY

    Good morning all! I haven't blogged in awhile, so thought id catch everyone up. I'm doing FANTASTIC! I'm on a roll with my eating, I have started working out with a plan from the trainer I work for, my muscles are sore for the RIGHT reasons, I'm waking up happier and although I cannot see a dif... Read more

  • New Computer

    1/22/2015 9:27:47 AM, by NUTRON3

    Trying to find my way around on this new computer... Read more

  • Inspiration?

    1/21/2015 6:13:08 PM, by ECLIPSED

    So where do I go to find it? Did a few updates on my page, haven't been on here regularly for a long time now. I track my food, water and exercise on my phone, so easy. But I'm finding that it's a habit, not something I'm actually thinking about when I do it. Sooooo, as soon as I decide t... Read more

  • The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius

    1/21/2015 2:53:24 PM, by SCRNPLYR

    Boy time flies when you're having fun. It also flies when you're miserable and when nothing seems to go right, but we'll get to that later. First let's talk about when things are hunky dory and you want them to last forever. That's the first few weeks of being highly motivated to lose weight. ... Read more

  • Toyota

    1/21/2015 7:34:23 AM, by NUTRON3

    Traded in my Lexus for a Toyota, tired of the big payments and the payments are $500.00 less a month, a big savings!... Read more

  • Day Three Without Caffeine

    1/21/2015 6:37:38 AM, by ANNEMARGAR

    Yesterday I woke up feeling okay - drank one cup of decaf coffee and went downstairs to complete my morning workout. I only made it ten minutes into my morning workout and I became sick to my stomach. I called in sick to work and then went back to bed. I slept from 8:00am-1:00am. I felt a little... Read more

  • Back to Spark after 7-year hiatus!

    1/20/2015 4:35:33 PM, by R0S1E430

    It's hard to believe that a few years ago end of 2007, I joined Spark People and was able to lose 30 pounds to achieve my goal of 120 pounds. Since then I was able to maintain it for a while when I went into the Peace Corps because I ate healthy, whole, unprocessed foods and was active in the rural ... Read more

  • Went well

    1/20/2015 8:52:48 AM, by NUTRON3

    My dad's surgery went well, but has to have another one on the 29th. My mom is hanging in, very tough lady!... Read more

  • So far so good

    1/19/2015 8:23:53 AM, by NUTRON3

    In the 2 weeks I have been back on track I have lost 6 pounds. I have not been overdoing it on my workouts and have actually been upping my calories! Trying new recipes, so far so good!... Read more

  • Grocery stores - do we need an alternative? The local food system

    1/18/2015 5:49:02 PM, by HOUNDLOVER1

    This blog title may surprise you. It may sound pretty extreme to avoid grocery stores in general, but this is exactly what I am considering. There are several reasons: Much of the food in the center isles of grocery stores is highly processed, and much of it contains GMO foods like corn, soy, suga... Read more

  • Gift cards

    1/18/2015 10:17:50 AM, by NUTRON3

    I do surveys and things like that on line and was able to get wooden cupboards for my whole closet using gift cards I earned and only paid $184 taxes and shipping and handling included!... Read more

  • 7 months

    1/18/2015 6:47:53 AM, by BAMOM19

    7 Months without my son, as of yesterday, seems so surreal. I have my grandsons all weekend, so they've kept me busy, taking care of them, but the pain is still deep and unending. I was scrolling through the pictures on my computer, wishing I had more photos of him, when I came across a video of the... Read more

  • Update on the Carbs/Health

    1/17/2015 10:57:49 AM, by ECLIPSED

    Ugh! I had my bloodwork done again and this time most of the things they were worried about are getting better. I wish someone would have listened to me when I told them about the steroid injections. My thyroid levels are better, but the doctor wants to leave me on the higher dosage, for now. Trigly... Read more

  • Good news

    1/17/2015 8:54:57 AM, by NUTRON3

    Finally good news, our house is almost done, we will be in it by Feb. 15 at the latest... 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

  • CHOLESTEROL....WHOHOO!!

    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

  • Tough

    1/16/2015 10:30:39 AM, by NUTRON3

    It is so tough to see my dad battling this cancer, he has always been bigger than life!... Read more

  • Choose Life — One Day at a Time

    1/16/2015 6:13:28 AM, by MI-ELLKAYBEE

    TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever.” (Psalm 145:2, NASB) TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria Christians experience daily obstacles and struggles. But even though you aren’t immune to life’s day-to-day challenges, you have the pow... Read more

  • Finding a routine

    1/15/2015 10:57:34 AM, by BAMOM19

    They say it takes two weeks to establish a new habit. I have to say, I find myself back in that routine of working out and counting calories. I'm trying to be consistent with my food log, and checking in on FB. It's harder on the days when I have my grandsons. Like now, for instance, my alarm just w... Read more

  • Weigh in

    1/15/2015 8:36:14 AM, by NUTRON3

    Today is weigh in day!... Read more

  • Vaccines - Are you sure you want a flu shot? Read about this research

    1/14/2015 3:31:09 PM, by HOUNDLOVER1

    There is now research comparing vaccinated vs. non-vaccinated people. It's only a small study but enough to suggest that more research would be a good idea. Draw your own conclusions and feel free to discuss: healthimpactnews.com/201
    3/study-flu-vaccine-causes
    -5-5-times-more-respira... Read more

  • Why is nobody talking about this - our government and pesticides?

    1/14/2015 11:24:31 AM, by HOUNDLOVER1

    This is outrages. The US government does not report on what is probably the most dangerous herbicide affecting human health. This country is controlled by lobbyists until every American speaks up and gets involved. Please pass this on on social media as fast as possible. healthim... Read more

  • Liars

    1/14/2015 9:26:57 AM, by NUTRON3

    I can not believe the people that will tell big lies right to people faces. Just to get what they want. I don't know how they can live with their selves!... Read more

  • Enjoy Life

    1/13/2015 1:54:28 PM, by MI-ELLKAYBEE

    TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.” (Psalm 23:6, KJV) TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria Many people never really manage to enjoy their lives. They spend day after day just going thr... Read more

  • Been a little busy

    1/13/2015 1:19:08 PM, by BAMOM19

    I've had my grandsons for the past 4 days, so not much time to get on SP. I'm still on track with my workouts, and pretty consistent with my food....although we did have a birthday cake for my grandson on Sunday, and I had a few tablespoons of the icing....ugh...shouldn't have....Sunday was a diffic... 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 hadn’t expected to be sharing again so soon; however, as this is anoth... 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

  • Keep Trying for A Good Night's Sleep!

    1/12/2015 5:43:58 AM, by ANNEMARGAR

    OMG what a night! I am not sure why I had such a terrible night's sleep. I did not drink alcohol and I kept to just my 12oz of coffee first thing in the morning (8am). Now, yesterday was my 11yo daughter's birthday celebration so it was a rushed day for me with no "me" time -- we also ate late and... Read more

  • Glyphosate in feeding tube liquid in very high concentration

    1/11/2015 8:23:22 PM, by HOUNDLOVER1

    The glyphosate disaster seems to never end: healthimpactnews.com/201
    5/glyphosate-found-in-feed
    ing-tube-liquid-given-to-s
    ick-children-in-hospitals/ ... Read more

  • 12 ways to drive GMO's and Roundup off the market

    1/11/2015 2:40:07 PM, by HOUNDLOVER1

    Please spread this to as many people as you can. With companies like Monsanto working overtime to produce more GMO's for as many foods as they can we don't have time to wait or GMO's will pollute every part of our food system. If you have little time to read, scroll down to the 12 steps mentioned.... Read more

  • Update!

    1/11/2015 11:36:45 AM, by BLACK-PRINCESS

    I've been thinking a lot about what I wanted out of 2015 & here they r: 1. 2 enjoy my husband & kids while we r still 2gether 2. 2 enjoy the now instead of worrying about what's ahead 3. 2 relax & not get so stressed & aggravated 4. 2 get back 2 portioning & measuring so I can lose the r... Read more

  • Good Start!

    1/11/2015 8:39:30 AM, by ANNEMARGAR

    Day one without alcohol!! I must say I felt really great last night - not having wine with dinner. I enjoyed a day of culture yesterday - my Mom had an extra ticket to the theatre so I joined her at the last minute for the play. My brother then picked us up, we met my family at our favorite Thai ... Read more

  • My 7-year SPARKlingversary... Happy Maps? Yes, PLEASE!

    1/10/2015 1:55:54 PM, by _RAMONA

    www.ted.com/talks/daniel
    e_quercia_happy_maps "Mapping apps help us find the fastest route to where we’re going. But what if we’d rather wander? Researcher Daniele Quercia demos “happy maps” that take into account not only the route you want to take, but how you want to... Read more

  • Not Again!!

    1/10/2015 9:41:43 AM, by ANNEMARGAR

    Ugh - here I am again! Yes, I have been "enjoying" two beers a night for the past three nights. We have been celebrating my daughter's birthday - well, at least that is my current excuse. Two beers is not really a problem - the problem is that the alcohol prevents me from getting a good night sle... Read more

  • Have you ever wondered... when you burn fat, where does it go?

    1/9/2015 11:17:18 AM, by _RAMONA

    Among other things, the article I just read says: Excess dietary carbohydrates and protein are converted to a type of fat called triglyceride. When people attempt to lose weight, they are attempting to metabolize these t... Read more

  • Good and bad...

    1/8/2015 8:58:52 PM, by BAMOM19

    Today was a day of many emotions. My grandson, turned 4 today, a milestone his father never got to see. Looking at pictures of my son holding his newborn son only 4 years ago, makes me think that I could never have imagined he wouldn't be here to see his boys grow up and become men themselves. Thoug... 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

  • A Divine Miss O Story

    1/8/2015 4:39:15 PM, by _RAMONA

    I'm sure many of you, my SPARKling friends, wonder what sorts of adventures I've been having the last few months. Honestly, I've been trying to find the words to tell you... I travelled so far and back, and around again, LOL. Yet every time I sit down to begin, it all overwhelms me. By and... Read more

  • 9 More Calorie Myths We Should All Stop Believing

    1/8/2015 2:34:22 PM, by _RAMONA

    Read the whole article here (especially follow the links!): Mark's Daily Apple www.marksdailyapple.com/
    9-more-calorie-myths-we-sh
    ould-all-stop-believing/#a
    xzz3OG9PoO74 ... Read more

  • The one with the plague

    1/8/2015 2:28:29 PM, by ARRREAGLES

    Let's just say I fell off the wagon. I was pretty good christmas eve for the feast of the seven fishes, only sampling the calamari panzanella and the tuna ceviche and the steamers and lobsters and shrimp and scallops and crab soup. It was a fun evening, but... It started after everyone went ho... Read more

  • Recovering What Has Been Lost

    1/8/2015 12:15:20 PM, by MI-ELLKAYBEE

    Recovering What Has Been Lost TODAY’S SCRIPTURE “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten.” (Joel 2:25, NIV) TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria You can break free of the hurt, the pain, and the mistakes of the past, and recover the years, the joy and the blessings that hav... Read more

  • Bad news

    1/8/2015 7:00:35 AM, by NUTRON3

    Well, the news came back about my dad, it's bad, there is nothing they can do about his cancer but to make him comfortable. I am going to Michigan to help my mom and to be there for him.... Read more

  • new year goals

    1/7/2015 10:05:58 PM, by HEALTHYPRIYA

    1. Eat 5 servings of fruits and veggies, goals of 100 grams proteins everyday, and reduce carbs 2. declutter home everyday, even if for 10 minutes 3. 10 min yoga before sleeping - helps with a relaxed body and good sleep 4. simply cut off deserts and fried food 5. skin care r... Read more

  • 7 Common Calorie Myths We Should All Stop Believing

    1/7/2015 2:15:37 PM, by _RAMONA

    Read the whole article here (especially follow the links!): Mark's Daily Apple www.marksdailyapple.com/
    7-common-calorie-myths-we-
    should-all-stop-believing/
    ?awt_l=K5_zk&awt_m=JNNDRlg
    s1xWvYa#axzz3OABq7j4r ... Read more

  • Cold and blah day here

    1/7/2015 10:22:47 AM, by BAMOM19

    Today is an active recovery day...no lifting...normally I would go to the gym and do some cardio, but I have my grandsons to get on and off the bus...time is at a premium...I'm planning on trying a SP video this evening after they go home....going to the gym does lift my mood some, so I know I need ... Read more

  • I can

    1/7/2015 9:04:16 AM, by NUTRON3

    I can and will do this!... Read more

  • Our New Kitchen Toy

    1/6/2015 11:14:19 PM, by _RAMONA

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  • Staying the course...

    1/6/2015 9:50:42 PM, by BAMOM19

    Currently working out at the gym on a 4 x a week program, today was upper body circuit? Bench press 3x15 65lb; lat pulldown 3x15 75lb; DB Incline press 3x15 50lbs; seated row 3x15 75lbs; military press 3x12 45 lbs; barbell bicep curls 3x15 35lbs; tricep pulldowns 3x15 55lbs...after each circuit, t... Read more

  • Its getting cold in here... so puttin on more clothes.

    1/6/2015 8:18:11 PM, by POCKETFULOFSUN

    And its a good thing. I need the clothes to cover my re-immerging muffin. And I'm not talking about any cosmic muffin either. Its written in the stars, track and move stupid, its not rocket science. So today I wrapped up and took the plunge, I used my new running watch that santa brought and i... Read more

  • Be BOLD... Siebold!

    1/6/2015 11:21:56 AM, by _RAMONA

    This is Steve Siebold: This is his FREE weight loss motivational coaching program (I'm told it used cost $500.00!)... and he has a FREE book for download, too: www.fatlosers.com/ It's probably not for ... Read more

  • I hope

    1/6/2015 9:07:17 AM, by NUTRON3

    I hope all the things happening this week is not a start of what this year will bring!... Read more

  • Working on it

    1/5/2015 2:37:17 PM, by BAMOM19

    Just returned from the gym with my daughter. I had a very good workout, but it wasn't easy to get through. It's as if I'm only going through the motions. I'm doing what I know I have to do, but there's no burning desire like before when I first started. I know I need to get fit again, but I'm really... Read more

  • No negative thoughts

    1/5/2015 9:29:48 AM, by NUTRON3

    Trying to think postitive thoughts about all the stressful things going on in my life!!!!... Read more

  • Just a statistic.... but I'm back

    1/5/2015 5:44:41 AM, by TANYAP71

    I was here last on 2/10/14. At goal. After a bobble. On 2/14/14 my young, fit, beloved uncle thought he had a stomach flu or something. On 2/16/14 he was diagnosed with brain cancer. On 3/16/14 he died. That was in the middle of a whole lot of other life-changing events for my family.... Read more

  • And so it goes....

    1/4/2015 11:31:01 PM, by BAMOM19

    The new year is suppossed to be a time of new beginnings and resolutions; a new start, with fresh beginnings. How can that be when a piece of my heart was ripped out the day my son was taken from this earth? There's no way to piece together my shattered heart and the memories of our lives together a... Read more