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  • Today is the day! Let us rejoice and be glad!

    11/26/2015 8:36:14 AM, by _RAMONA

    To all of my American SPARKling friends, and for all who carry a daily sense of gratitude in their hearts... LARGER IMAGE: http://unitingcaregivers.files
    s-of-life-happy-thanksgiving.jpg For the expanding gran... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving

    11/26/2015 12:47:29 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    We have so much to be grateful for learn from this celebration Vival La France long live France we love you France hugs... Read more

  • Fear of success

    11/24/2015 1:00:00 PM, by SWEETNSKINNY

    Its weird to say, but I think I have a fear of success. I have no CLUE why, I always thought I was afraid to fail, but I've gotten way too GOOD at failing, that I dont think thats it, I truly think its the opposite. A few months back, I was on track like I couldnt believe. I did not even look ... Read more

  • Key to success

    11/23/2015 12:13:43 PM, by SWEETNSKINNY

    First off...a HUGE thank you to all that voted my blog. It was a shock and I was so excited to see it as a featured blog. And, thank you to all that commented. Ok, its Monday morning. I wasn't great over the weekend, but better than I was. This morning, I started the day with protein pancakes ... Read more

  • FREE Thanksgiving Feast Cookbook

    11/22/2015 11:01:23 PM, by _RAMONA
    sgiving_Feast_optimized.pdf ...I've downloaded it myself and have been drooling over the recipes so I decided to share!ENJOY! (even if you don't ascribe to 'paleo' these r... Read more

  • Exercise

    11/22/2015 11:27:43 AM, by PRAYINGHANDS35

    What would picking up pecans count as for exercise. ... Read more

  • I have a confession... (Reprise)

    11/22/2015 9:49:07 AM, by _RAMONA

    This blog is from 2009... 18 months into my journey here at SaprkPeople. (Some of you are familiar with my 'BEFORE Pictures & Continuing PROGRESS' pictures blog... if you aren't you might want to take a peek before you read further...)
    ublic_jour... Read more

  • My Chill Your Cheeks 2015 Almost Didn't Happen

    11/21/2015 11:26:17 PM, by LJCANNON

    259 For the past 2 days the Weather Dudes have been warning that today was going to be Frigid -- temps just slightly above Freezing, and the wind chill hovering around 20 degrees. I was NOT Looking forward to the 5K this afternoon. It starts at 4;30 and with the Stupid Time Change, it would be close... Read more

  • I want a SPARK TEAM!

    11/21/2015 4:17:00 PM, by SWEETNSKINNY

    I miss the social interaction of spark teams...mine are mostly inactive or i've been gone so long, I dont know anyone or anything that is going on anymore. Does anyone have a sparkteam they lead or a part of and love?? Or know of any starting soon? Please let me know!... Read more

  • Can I borrow some SUPER glue??

    11/21/2015 3:06:17 PM, by SWEETNSKINNY

    Remember back when you first decided to lose weight? We were excited, even getting the meal plan or grocery list had some excitement to it...signing up for a gym membership where you told yourself and anyone else that would listen that you would be going at LEAST 5 times a week! or starting a new ru... Read more

  • In the Eye of the Beholder

    11/21/2015 1:49:15 AM, by _RAMONA

    Fat-shaming. I must admit, I have never experienced fat-shaming from a stranger. (though it could be argued that my mother remains a stranger). I've ever been present when any incident of fat-shaming has occurred... and I am appalled that it occurs at all. I look at th... Read more

  • Motivate Yourself...

    11/20/2015 9:40:48 PM, by _RAMONA

    ...with 15 Ways That Actually Work!
    mpaign=feed_http--greatistcom- I LOVED this article! It comes at motivation from a slightly different angle... an angle that has kept me motivated for th... Read more

  • Project ME

    11/19/2015 2:34:02 PM, by SWEETNSKINNY

    I cannot believe its almost Thanksgiving. 2016 is peeking around the corner. I'm not where I wanted to be at the end of 2015, but I cannot dwell on that. I've learned a lot, I've pushed myself and I've had setbacks and failures. I have pouted, complained, found excuses for almost 2 months now.... Read more

  • Bad News for Cardio Junkies

    11/18/2015 3:31:29 PM, by _RAMONA

    525 A Case Against Cardio, Part 27
    #axzz3rQaIKrdR "What's better for altering body composition - resistance training alone, endurance training alone, or endurance training with resistance training? ...... Read more

  • From Joel Osteen today:

    11/17/2015 2:03:04 PM, by MI-ELLKAYBEE

    Today’s Scripture “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19, NASB) When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you have access to everything He is: peace, provision, protection and more. That means no matter what is ha... Read more

  • I'm done with the scale

    11/16/2015 7:41:45 PM, by GOLFCHICK2-0

    This one's hard for me. As most of us here in SparkPeople world, I have spent most of my life on the diet roller coaster. I have found that the scale is my nemesis. I have used it in the past poorly and against my better health. I'm sharing this video and my thoughts (you may want to tur... Read more

  • (RECIPE) Best Homemade Paleo Mayo

    11/15/2015 2:31:29 AM, by _RAMONA

    BEST Paleo Mayonnaise There are lots of different versions, but many just don't work out that well... I am super picky about mayonnaise. This version of mine is just creamy and thick enough, and it has a smokey tang that works well with everything... and it has a light neutral taste o... Read more

  • (RECIPE) Since Canadian Thanksgiving has long since passed...

    11/11/2015 5:50:11 PM, by _RAMONA

    ...I'm making THIS for Christmas (to go ALONG-SIDE the turducken*, LOL)! Meet the Vegducken, the Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dish That Rivals Turducken
    tarian-thanksgiving-dish-article RECIPE: Read more

  • There is STILL TIME!

    11/9/2015 3:33:56 PM, by SWEETNSKINNY

    We have 8 weeks to the end of this year... Thats totally enough time to devote to making AND SEEING a change! I fell off the wagon (yes, again) in the month of October but today I prepped meals and I downloaded a new app that fines me for missing a workout, and rewards me when I go. ... Read more

  • I cant get Spark to stick

    11/9/2015 3:31:52 PM, by SWEETNSKINNY

    I absolutely love spark. I owe this website a lot. It gave me the courage and motivation to run countless half marathons, full marathons, got me to almost my goal weight, and has allowed me to meet some of the most amazing people in my life. Whats sad to me is, I was once a daily spark blogger... Read more

  • GET TO KNOW YOU, A QUESTIONNAIRE (on the lighter side)

    11/8/2015 9:12:34 AM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    First and foremost, I want to apologize to the author of this original blog. It was well thought out and genuine. Several members and Spark friends use it as a mean to express themselves which I found very informative and enlightening. However, when I started completing the questionnaire I coul... Read more

  • Fat Loss Summit: FREE Online Event From November 15-29, 2015

    11/7/2015 8:48:22 PM, by _RAMONA

    QUOTE: "The Fat Loss Summit is an ONLINE event beginning November 15 and ending November 30. It features over 24 fat loss experts who will show you their best tips, techniques, and strategies that you can easily implement to lose weight, while helping you get to the root of what's ... Read more

  • Update!

    11/7/2015 11:39:29 AM, by LUCYVT

    It's been very frustrating dealing w/my health issues. It's been getting worse & not better. ... Read more

  • My doctor took one look...

    11/6/2015 11:43:44 PM, by _RAMONA my gut and refused to believe I work out. So, I listed the exercises I do every day: jump to conclusions, climb the walls, drag my heels, push my luck, make mountains out of molehills, bend over backward, runaround in circles, put my foot in my mouth, go over the edge, and beat around the bush... Read more

  • From Joel Osteen today:

    11/6/2015 1:45:12 PM, by MI-ELLKAYBEE

    Today’s Scripture “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7, NIV) Cast Your Cares God cares so much about you today. Not only does He love and care about you, He cares about the things that concern you as well. If you have concerns, worry or anxiety abou... Read more

  • Who i am

    11/3/2015 6:21:25 AM, by SCHELLIES

    Who i am is not who i want to be. I am divorced, whichnim miserable about, and the fattest ive ever been in my life. Im michelle. Im 35 and have 2 daughters. I have a food addiction which is extremely strong. Healthy or not ill binge on it. I have rolls in places i didnt know i coould. My face ia ol... Read more


    11/2/2015 2:29:08 PM, by MI-ELLKAYBEE

    You can exercise without videos or spark people or teams, too. And you can diet on your own or from a book. But points are SO MOTIVATING...they're a way of "keeping track" - it's simply not as energizing to do them without points. Why not just print it out and do it....why spend time interacting wit... Read more

  • Getting Back on Track!!!

    10/31/2015 8:20:32 AM, by ANNEMARGAR

    Three weeks of travel totally threw me off my game!!! Little by little I threw in the towel on things I know help me sleep, feel good, and be on top of my game. Each time I thought, "Well, just once won't hurt me" and then the next time, "Well, what's one more time", etc, etc. So, what happened??... Read more

  • Travel is fatal

    10/29/2015 8:25:28 AM, by GOOSIEMOON

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  • Lupus Follow-Up

    10/28/2015 1:39:19 PM, by ECLIPSED

    Well, it's been 6 months since my husband was diagnosed with lupus. It's been an up and down 6 months for sure! Since he got his meds regulated, it hasn't been too bad. He lost about 50 pounds in the couple of months before they figured out what was wrong. Well, those 50 are back and maybe a couple ... Read more