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  • DAY 161

    7/29/2016 11:04:02 PM, by GOODLIL991

    I believe this to be true...... Read more

  • Fear of The Scale Surprised ME!

    7/29/2016 10:51:00 AM, by FITINSPIREBABE

    The Hay Fever is taming down somewhat starting to feel like myself again somewhat. This morning I was kinda skeptical about getting on the scale cause if the fear of gaining since ive come down with hay fever! So I got on the scale preparing myself for the worse but to my surprise I actually lost ... Read more

  • DAY 160

    7/28/2016 11:12:00 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Woke up at 4 am & on the road by 6:30. Spent a total of 6 hours in the car. Went to Philadelphia for my son's 6 week check up. All is good. He is cleared to ride roller coasters! Time to plan our yearly trip to Six Flags. Drank all my water & stayed within my macros. Overall a great day!... Read more

  • Tired of the stuggle

    7/28/2016 4:09:11 PM, by IFOUNDHAPPINESS

    Every time I feel like I am on top of the struggle, my inner fat girl takes over. The scale is up three pounds. I can't blame anyone but myself. The last two days of eating have been horrific. I have tracked it all though, so at least there is that. Seriously though, when will this sweet tooth ... Read more

  • Hay Fever & Injury Update

    7/28/2016 1:47:03 PM, by FITINSPIREBABE

    My Hay Fever is getting better had the peak of it on Tuesday nite but still dealing with my temp going up and down faster more than normal. My ears are still closed afraid to blow my nose to clear out my nose but also to worsen my ear closures. My voice on the other had taken the toll for the worse ... Read more

  • DAY 159

    7/27/2016 10:01:22 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Time flew by today. Got a lot checked off my to do list & going to bed early for the 1st time in 2 weeks. Drank all my water & stayed within my macros.... Read more

  • "that" talk

    7/27/2016 3:08:56 PM, by ROCHELLEHANSON

    I just had "that" talk with my rheumatologist. The pain levels, the weight gain (dang medicines), the energy levels. All boiled down to one thing. I HAVE to do something about the weight. I know I've said this before, but I think it finally started to actually "hit" me that most of my heal... Read more

  • DAY 158

    7/26/2016 10:57:57 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Woke up very early & spent the day with my older son in the city. It was a nice bonding experience for the both of us. We couldn't have asked for a better day. From our front row parking spot at the train station to the free train ride home. We got in alot of steps on our walk. Visited with some ... Read more

  • A new me

    7/26/2016 6:12:11 PM, by IFOUNDHAPPINESS

    Because of injuries I have to stick to low impact exercise. As such, I found barre classes. They kick my butt, make me sweat, but are completely low impact and kind to all my joints and my back. The classes are pretty expensive though; $16 for each class if I buy them in bulk. Ugh. But, I thin... Read more

  • OMG One Thing After Another I Swear!!!!

    7/26/2016 3:35:17 PM, by FITINSPIREBABE

    Hi Yall, Well as it turns out I ended up hurting myself thinking putting tiger balm on and somewhat wrapping my ankles somewhat tightly then putting on the ankle braces and sleeping like that for 1hr 1/2 then it was bothering me so I took off the braces and after awhile it was still bothering me s... Read more

  • #help #motivation loss

    7/26/2016 3:16:03 AM, by MOONBOW155

    Really not feeling it this week. I'm still tracking #food & #exercise but emotionally I'm not with it. Still positive about other areas of my life, I just can't find the #motivation this week. Forwards & Onwards :-/... Read more

  • DAY 157

    7/25/2016 10:52:56 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Had a good day. Lots of family time indoors. Very hot outside & storms. Gave my boys much needed haircuts. Drank all my water & stayed within my macros.... Read more

  • Taking what is mine

    7/25/2016 3:20:20 PM, by IFOUNDHAPPINESS

    Yesterday was rough, but I am not letting a bad day turn into a bad week. I am taking back control. Today is a new day. I am back in charge and doing my thing! I am refusing to get off this weight loss journey. I am refusing to give up. I am going to keep on keepin' on. So, this is me, taking... Read more

  • early mornings

    7/25/2016 12:46:42 PM, by TXCURIOUS

    It's getting better outside and even when the day temps still climb close to 100 it's much better in the mornings. Since I am an early riser that suits me fine. I get outside and yard time for about 2 hours before it gets too hot. I already cleared all the vegetables and my beds are bare again, saf... Read more

  • DAY 156

    7/24/2016 11:08:41 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Had a nice day with the family. Another bbq. Hot day in the city. Drank all my water & stayed within my macros. Watching the sunset together & making memories.... Read more

  • What makes us regress?

    7/24/2016 10:29:38 PM, by IFOUNDHAPPINESS

    Saturday I went to the Kenny Chesney concert with my son, niece, and mom. First we spent time in Seattle. while there, I didn't eat any cotton candy that my son or niece were offering me. I only at half a handful of the caramel popcorn my mom bought. And, when we went to Fx McRorry's, I split a ... Read more

  • DAY 155

    7/23/2016 9:56:24 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Today was a great day! Woke up early & had a weigh in. The scale is still moving in my favor! Not so much, but I'll take it. Took the kids to Build & Grow & headed right out to the mountains. Had our yearly company bbq. Ate well & tried some venison. The only thing was it was from the deer fro... Read more

  • The victories keep me going

    7/23/2016 10:54:44 AM, by IFOUNDHAPPINESS

    Non scale victories are great. I love when my clothes get looser. I feel so much better when I have more energy and am sleeping better. I also like knowing that I am doing something great for myself. However, scale victories are pretty cool. I like seeing my hard work pay off. I am on a quest ... Read more

  • DAY 154

    7/22/2016 9:47:23 PM, by GOODLIL991

    I strive to be courageous.... Read more

  • I did it again!

    7/22/2016 3:20:34 PM, by IFOUNDHAPPINESS

    I completed my second barre class for the week. Wednesday was my first class ever. It kicked my butt, but I vowed to go back. I was sore, didn't sleep well last night, and still haven't found workout clothes, clearly I was stacking up the excuses NOT to go. But, I went. I WENT. I was so proud ... Read more

  • No excuses

    7/22/2016 10:25:41 AM, by MOONBOW155

    Start of week 3 tomorrow. Feeling really good & keeping positive. Going for a walk every day, even if only 10 minutes #noexcuses Due to arthritis, polymyalgia & CFS activities are spread throughout the day, making them easier for to achieve & giving me plenty of rest time in between :-) Bringing a b... Read more

  • DAY 153

    7/21/2016 11:08:28 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Needing some inspiration...... Read more

  • Achievable Goals

    7/21/2016 7:27:35 AM, by MOONBOW155

    Updated my weight loss goal 😊 Instead of seeing my end goal each time which is 27lbs away, I have changed my goal to 189, 10lb to lose in 10 weeks. Then update it again once those 10 are gone 😊 Feels more achievable right now #positive #motivation... Read more

  • Feeling 😔

    7/21/2016 6:13:25 AM, by MOONBOW155

    It's ttotm 😔 Feeling full, bloated, crappy & tired. However, I will not allow today to ruin two weeks of healthy me 😊 Onwards & forwards 😊 If I can get through the next week of up to 7lbs weight gain due to ttotm, will find out at weigh in on Saturday, & eat healthy sweet snacks I know I wi... Read more

  • DAY 152

    7/20/2016 11:18:33 PM, by GOODLIL991

    I can also apply this saying to my weight loss journey.... Read more

  • Managing Time...On Spark!

    7/20/2016 10:08:39 PM, by DJBTOO

    I like Spark ... there is so much here to learn about, utilize, help us ... and to be free as well ... how much better can it get? I like my teams, members and my Spark friends from whom I receive tremendous support. Can't say I like all the ads - ha! But they do serve a purpose and allow the site... Read more

  • DAY 151

    7/19/2016 11:19:50 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Stayed up late last night. Had a burst of energy & power cleaned my house. Slept in & pretty much hung out & watched some really good movies. Had a good day. Stayed within macros & drank all my water.... Read more

  • Damn it!

    7/19/2016 11:30:44 AM, by MOONBOW155

    Cannot believe I didn't see it before! I've just realised I'm not eating enough calories! F**k S**t B******s & any other #*#*#*# words you can think of! 😂 Oh well, onwards for me & downward with the weight #stillmotivated Cannot believe I didn't notice!? 😂... Read more

  • DAY 150

    7/18/2016 11:20:32 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Going to bed very late last few days. Took a nap because I got up early to go to work. Had a late dinner. Drank 10+ glasses of water & stayed within my macros.... Read more

  • Walking to a healthy me 😊

    7/18/2016 5:02:27 AM, by MOONBOW155

    So, have walked a total of 1.2 miles this morning, in gorgeous sunshine ☀ I can't tolerate the heat anymore so completed this before 10am this morning. Took a bottle of water with me & finished it all, that's 3 glasses of water already today 😊 Loving the new positive outlook I have now. Big pos... Read more

  • DAY 149

    7/17/2016 11:35:05 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Spent the day with DH & boy was it hot outside! Ran errands & went food shopping. Excited that I can eat spinach & artichoke dip without any guilt. Dipped some buffalo wings in them & hit the spot. It may not sound healthy but I am on a high fat low carb diet. Also did get in a lot of fiber & dra... Read more

  • Walking to a healthy me 😊

    7/17/2016 3:29:57 PM, by MOONBOW155

    So, tomorrow is two of my Grandchildrens sports day. Usually I would catch the bus there & my daughter would drive me home. NOT TOMORROW 😊 Tomorrow I will walk there, all 1.8 miles of it, & she will drive me home. Tomorrow Arthritis & Polymyalgia Rheumatica will not be used as excuses to not do s... Read more

  • DAY 148

    7/16/2016 11:18:54 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Had a great day! Weigh in went very well. The scale keeps moving down. Yay!! Spent most of the day outside & in the pool with the kids. Got a little too much sun, but had a lot of fun. Drank all my water & stayed within my macros.... Read more

  • Very Sad Morning.

    7/16/2016 11:33:24 AM, by PANDABEAR42

    My outside feral kitty named Springs that i tamed down who had brought me so much happiness everyday became road kill last night. my husband discovered him this morning on the road. i don't understand why anyone has to run cats over on purpose because they hate cats. these people don't care i... Read more

  • hard times

    7/16/2016 8:40:06 AM, by TXCURIOUS

    I have a really hard time with summer. Don't get me wrong... I Love summer; just summer doesn't love me back. When it gets into the triple digits like its now my body feels like I am walking around inside a marshmallow. Everything feels bloated and puffy. My knees especially are like two balloon att... Read more

  • DAY 147

    7/15/2016 11:10:59 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Had a good day. Drank my water, stayed within my macros. Looking forward to the weekend!... Read more

  • STOP IT!!

    7/15/2016 3:40:37 PM, by ROCHELLEHANSON

    Stop being a stress eater! Now if only it were that simple. Sadly today was that day for me. I royally screwed up lunch. Time for some grapes for supper. Sadly this is the time that I usually just give up and say, oh well. But I CAN'T let that happen again. Mistakes happen. You learn from th... Read more

  • Huge realisation!

    7/15/2016 10:32:46 AM, by MOONBOW155

    Have just realised! I'm now drinking 8 glasses of water EVERY DAY! Have cut my tea/coffee consumption BY HALF! Am eating a healthy breakfast EVERY DAY! Plus using the stairs EVERY DAY to go check the post! This is HUGE for me 😊 Loving SP! 😀... Read more

  • DAY 146

    7/14/2016 11:41:25 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Found out today that a long time friend, community theater director passed away last night. She was very young, 58. So sad. Still processing. Saw an episode of Dr. Oz about being worth it enough to finally lose the weight & be healthy. We are all worth it, just believing it is the hard part. Dr... Read more

  • I am still here

    7/14/2016 1:59:59 PM, by TXCURIOUS

    so just if you all wondered... i am still here and I am still working hard, just not so hard that I remember to record everything every day. It's been a busy few weeks for me because I had so many doctor appointments and check-up and check-ins you name them. However the good news is that all is wel... Read more

  • A battle against myself

    7/14/2016 10:41:54 AM, by ROCHELLEHANSON

    I'm the first to admit that I'm in a funk. About a year ago, I went to the Dr with severe joint pain thinking I had some form of arthritis. After running tests, we found out I have an autoimmune disease called Limited Systemic Scleroderma (CREST syndrome is much easier to find research on though!)... Read more

  • DAY 145

    7/13/2016 10:52:06 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Slept in today. Energy levels low. Drank all my water, stayed within my macros. Had a weigh in today. Lost 1.4 lbs. I'm happy with that!... Read more

  • DAY 144

    7/12/2016 11:12:07 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Had a nice relaxing day. Took a walk, drank my water, stayed within my macros.... Read more

  • DAY 143

    7/11/2016 11:35:13 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Got up early & did some freelance work for a few hours. Pretty uneventful day. Watched a new show, Outcast on Cinemax. Pretty good. Waiting for Mr. Robot. Anyway drank all my water. Stayed within macros & went for a walk.... Read more

  • DAY 142

    7/10/2016 10:37:35 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Woke up in the middle of the night because of a stomachache. Finally got back to sleep & woke up at a decent hour. I did an hour of Zumba & walked over 11,000 steps. Ate more fiber, but looking into fiber tablets. Stayed within my macros & drank over 10+ glasses of water. Started taking magnesium... Read more

  • DAY 141

    7/9/2016 11:11:22 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Very nice weather this morning. Ran errands & took the boys for a nice walk. Slowly easing back to exercising. Had a very rough last week & lots of pain in my hip. Feeling good today. Just listening to my body. Stayed within my macros, drank 8+ glasses of water.... Read more

  • DAY 140

    7/8/2016 11:13:04 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Glad the week is over! Ready for the weekend. Hope to have a lot more energy.... Read more

  • DAY 139

    7/7/2016 10:25:02 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Just not feeling well today. Body aches. Drank my water & stayed within macros.... Read more

  • Almost back to normal

    7/7/2016 2:24:52 AM, by VIDYARP

    So i had this amazing vacation in June. Went out hiking and swimming. Then on the day i returned back home, i had a massive flareup of my arthristis (right hip). It was beyond painful and i couldnt do a damn thing. I dreaded the thought of lying down in bed, because once i do that, i cannot turn wit... Read more

  • DAY 138

    7/6/2016 11:41:53 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Woke up very early & took the train into the city with my boys. Had a wonderful day bonding & taking in the sites. Browsed through some stores & of course the comic book shop. Met up with some friends at the Lego store & headed over to the park. Love that there is always art all around. My boys ... Read more

  • DAY 137

    7/5/2016 11:35:01 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Not so much energy today, but I did force myself to exercise. (Taebo Strength) Got through the workout & fueled up with a nice chicken breast salad. Still no energy. So I unplugged & took a nap. Finally got some energy around dinnertime & gave haircuts, ironed & got ready for my day tomorrow. Dr... Read more

  • OH, What a Rough July 4th Night

    7/5/2016 12:03:33 PM, by PANDABEAR42

    it was a rough evening. Went to a picnic at the neighbors. The food was good (everyone brought a covered dish or more). Large family and friends were there celebrating. Got up to a beautiful sunny day, but as the day progressed the clouds rolled in and time for picnic it started to rain lightly.... Read more

  • DAY 136

    7/4/2016 11:14:06 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Family, Food & Fireworks! Had a great day!!... Read more

  • HAVING TROUBLE

    7/4/2016 9:04:41 PM, by ICECUB

    HELLO EVERYONE .WANTED TO SAY HELLO AND SAY I AM STILL HAVING TROUBLE WITH MY LAPTOP FREEZING. GOING TO TRY AND GET TO THE LIBRARY TO USE ONE. BUT FIRST HAVE TO WAIT FOR A PLUMBER. TO FIX A LEAK. ... Read more

  • DAY 135

    7/3/2016 10:47:31 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Today was spent mostly cooking & prepping. Made some tried & true favorites & a few low carb versions. I really love dutch potato salad, so I made original version & 1 made with cauliflower instead of potatoes. I liked it. Had a good day with family. Getting the house ready for big celebration t... Read more

  • DAY 134 - Saturday July 2 2016

    7/2/2016 11:07:26 PM, by GOODLIL991

    I weighed in @ 162.2. 4.1lbs down for the week! I'm very happy with that number. Almost down to the weight I was before my thyroid went out of wack. Some of last summer's clothes are finally starting to fit. No more XL blouses for me. They're too big & make me look bigger. Clothes I couldn't sq... Read more

  • Let Me Take You on My Daily Walk

    7/2/2016 12:34:17 PM, by PANDABEAR42

    Panda and i usually take this walk every day. it is the safest route with less traffic. it is up hill the first half and then we turn around and walk back down hill. once in awhile i will try and change things up, but we have very little to work with. we walk from the house as it is just Panda a... Read more

  • DAY 133

    7/1/2016 11:22:46 PM, by GOODLIL991

    I stayed in bed longer than usual. My body needed the rest. I did do my 90 minute Taebo ST & 35 minute GF Circuit Walk. I did not have any energy after that workout to do anything else. I did make dinner, though. Spent the rest of the evening hanging out with DH. Stayed within my calories & mac... Read more

  • DAY 132

    6/30/2016 11:11:21 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Today was very productive. Got up early & started on my project. I was done by 10:30. Woo hoo! Then I went to drop off my kids report cards (4th quarter reports & the annual assessments & results of their CAT tests) at the school district office. Love visiting with the ladies there. They are so ki... Read more