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  • New clothes

    7/24/2017 11:26:00 AM, by JAREJIL

    Not new to me at all, been sitting in my closet for years. With tags on. Never worn. They were supposed to be incentive to lose weight. Finally I am logging, doing two tablespoons of Apple cider in the morning, getting in my water, and getting 20 minutes of good exercise in, that sometimes stretche... Read more

  • Quiet...

    7/24/2017 10:44:03 AM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    Odd to be at home and it's just me...... Read more

  • Slow Going!

    7/24/2017 10:10:13 AM, by SIGLED

    Hi Everyone! My goal is still 155. 165 is where I am presently at. That's from 296 in Jan 2015. It has really slowed down. But the body is shaping and adjusting to the new weight. I am to the point now that I am forgetting what it was like to be obese and am starting to see myself a... Read more

  • Freaking out - Why I don't jump on Scales often

    7/24/2017 9:08:22 AM, by AMANDADNIEMI

    I know that the body fluctuates weight, about 5-10 lbs in a day depending on what you have drank, salt, eaten etc but dang. I jumped on the scale, praying that I had finally made it under the 330's and boy did I get a major surprise. Despite not eating badly, having just as many, if not more w... Read more

  • On the lighterside

    7/24/2017 7:41:34 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    198 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Mom's House

    7/24/2017 5:38:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    The house is quiet as I listen to my moms rattle breathing, her snoring and the clock. I watch her faltering steps. The tv is way too loud. The kitchen needs some deep cleaning. The floor that my ex-husband put in needs replacing. I've lived elsewhere for 4 decades, but she has called t... Read more

  • Cousin's Day

    7/24/2017 4:54:09 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Cousin's Day Date When Celebrated : July 24th Cousin's Day honors your Aunt and Uncle's kids. They are those great kids who are likely close to your age, and endure the countless family get togethers with you. If it wasn't for cousins, these family events would be much, much longer.... Read more

  • Change of attitude

    7/24/2017 3:40:59 AM, by COURTENAYE

    I'm on the phone a lot and I just can't stand to be on hold. Tonight I was on hold waiting to talk to someone at the hospital when I suddenly realized that I could run in place while I waited. I ran half a mile listening to the music on hold and when the person finally picked up the phone I was actu... Read more

  • Change of attitude

    7/24/2017 3:40:54 AM, by COURTENAYE

    I'm on the phone a lot and I just can't stand to be on hold. Tonight I was on hold waiting to talk to someone at the hospital when I suddenly realized that I could run in place while I waited. I ran half a mile listening to the music on hold and when the person finally picked up the phone I was actu... Read more

  • A Goal For Today (Day 453)

    7/24/2017 2:03:31 AM, by SIXLESTER69

    Today I am going to try to stick to my goal of 60 to 80 grams of carbs for the day. Wish me luck!... Read more

  • Monday

    7/23/2017 11:59:27 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Packed and ready see you on the flip side hugs and peace sold my brothers house and things are going to be great peace and joy... Read more

  • Recovery

    7/23/2017 11:58:24 PM, by COURTENAYE

    after four days in intensive care being watched over like a hawk and receiving unbelievable amounts of medicine my mother is restored to health and will come home perhaps even tomorrow. I'm so grateful to the doctors and nurses, and so grateful to her, and so pleased that I was able to stay on my p... Read more

  • Sunday, walkie and bookstore!

    7/23/2017 10:54:51 PM, by TERRI289

    I even did some weeding.It was a good and busy day! After a very nice brunch, we headed to the bookstore. It is always fun to investigate new books! Getting ready for the week. Have a great one!! 247... Read more

  • Do What You Can!

    7/23/2017 9:56:19 PM, by AGEE1944

    Walked in spite of feeling ill last three days. Looking forward to getting, ASAP, back to my standard. One thing is absolute. Nothing remains the same. Got back on the "bicycle," my usual walking and stationary bike exercise routine a few days ago. Now, I am slowed by some unknown medical issue... Read more

  • Crying

    7/23/2017 6:11:22 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    If you read my blog from April 11th you will find a piece my mom wrote on Death and Spirit which talks about Spirit... likening us to butterflies, bursting out of our chrysalis to a new existence as Spirit when we pass from this life. My brother read that piece at the Celebration we held in my Moth... Read more

  • Encouragment

    7/23/2017 5:09:16 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Today someone commented on a my 2010 blog Speed Reading ‘The 4-Day Wonder Diet’. She has the book and will try the diet. I am thrilled to hear from her, so I copied off the diet and will start tomorrow. I have been staying around home while I am recovering from whooping cough. Yesterday we wen... Read more

  • SLIPPED OFF THE WAGON

    7/23/2017 1:31:28 PM, by MAINLADY

    486 489 222 Slipped off the wagon Friday and went to McDonald's with my husband for a quick lunch; .99 hamburger, small fry and a vanilla shake. I have to admit that it tasted soooooo good. Got home and like a good girl who is watching her weight I immediately went to my spark tracker. 780 calorie... Read more

  • Back To The Gym

    7/23/2017 1:23:43 PM, by SOLSTICEWILLOWE

    The past seven months I barely went to the gym. My brother passed away in my house and I lost interest in everything. i went to the gym six times in those 7 months. Last week I was at the gym twice so I'm making progress. I was also taking an online course and lost interest there too. I'm a few mo... Read more

  • Day 1534

    7/23/2017 11:44:26 AM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Since I last wrote ..

    7/23/2017 11:01:53 AM, by SOLSTICEWILLOWE

    Since my last post I have a second great-granddaughter Nhyle born on April 16/2015. I was there when Nhyle was born and got to cut the cord. in the photo Nhyle is nine days old. ... Read more

  • National Parents Day

    7/23/2017 9:41:02 AM, by ADKISTLER

    National Parents Day Date When Celebrated : Fourth Sunday in July National Parents Day is a special day to honor your mother and father. And, its a time to celebrate the family structure and family values. The family unit is an important structure for the health of children, and the... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    7/23/2017 8:02:34 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Here we go again

    7/23/2017 6:57:09 AM, by DOUGERDMAN

    The last time I was on this page was about 5 years ago. Since then I have tried a lot of different things to lose weight, I tried Vemma products before they were charged with mis representation that is when I go out as a distributor, I still like their product but too many things have changed. I tri... Read more

  • Back Again; I keep trying...

    7/23/2017 6:00:32 AM, by FATNOMORE2017

    Back in August of 2015, I said I was determined to loose weight and to get this right, well, I didn't. I have gained about 50 more pounds and added to my health issues. So not the way I was planning for my life to go, but I didn't take the right steps to prevent it from happening. It is now July 23... Read more

  • Weekend with Mom

    7/23/2017 5:29:18 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have been helping my mom with cooking, cleaning and some fun since Friday. My brother who lives with her went camping. It's been a great 3 days! I've been able to get to know my mom on a whole new level.... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation

    7/23/2017 1:55:47 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " My life is for living, not for worry or doubt," Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@Sail7.com... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 7/23/17

    7/23/2017 12:46:32 AM, by JVANAM

    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead... Read more

  • An! Awesome Saturday

    7/22/2017 10:29:46 PM, by TERRI289

    After a productive morning and some soul searching, the rest of the day went well. We attended a graduation party for my friend's daughter who is attending vet school in Jamaica. Here we are dancing.! Sweet dreams...... Read more

  • 7/22/17

    7/22/2017 9:31:23 PM, by RHOOK20047

    This was a long day. Got up at 6:00 and got ready for church. Our ACTS team had a day of reflection. It started with Mass at 8:00. I arrived early at church because I suspected I was going to be expected to cantor, and I was right. Luckily I knew all the songs since we hadn't practiced. The c... Read more

  • Today's Affirmation

    7/22/2017 5:46:20 PM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Slowly and Deeply, I Inhale a Calming Breath." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@Sail7.com... Read more

  • Day 1533

    7/22/2017 3:56:19 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Did 6 of 6 exercises as well as my full hour on the treadmill. Feeling back in the swing of things.... Read more

  • Hospital

    7/22/2017 3:18:04 PM, by COURTENAYE

    Beautiful Yvonne is in the hospital. Seriously ill but her spirits are good and we are feeling A lot of love for each other and from our family and friends and neighbors.... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 7/22/17

    7/22/2017 2:22:06 PM, by JVANAM

    Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. - Helen Keller... Read more

  • I Am Two People

    7/22/2017 1:47:25 PM, by CLSYLADY

    I was sitting outside enjoying the sunshine, just letting my mind wander when it dawned on me and how much I weigh. I thought to myself, "I weigh as much as two people". I have known this for some time, tis true but today it hit me a little bit different. My mind wandered again to the phras... Read more

  • Making documentation a daily habit

    7/22/2017 10:39:53 AM, by NINAB4REAL

    So my intention is to say something on this blog everyday.....so I have already messed that up but I am here today. I am continuing to enjoy being pain free everyday. It's truly amazing. I monitor myself everyday to make sure that I am stretching and making sure that I do not overdo. I nee... Read more

  • Sigh...

    7/22/2017 9:02:54 AM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    Just sigh...... Read more

  • Hammock Day

    7/22/2017 8:29:31 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Hammock Day Date When Celebrated : Always on July 22. Summer is in full swing. It's time to slow down and to relax. During the Dog Days of summer (and all of the other summer days, too), there is no better place to slow down and relax, than on a hammock under a shady tree. ... Read more

  • My Finally-Finished Basement Renovation

    7/22/2017 8:21:48 AM, by JAZZEJR

    You, my SP friends, had to endure 3/4 of a year of my groaning about how slowly the reno was coming along, so it's only fair that I post a few pics of the almost-decorated project. In all fairness, the workmen were out of here months ago, but I am 71 years old (I have to keep reminding myself), and ... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    7/22/2017 8:10:15 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration

    7/22/2017 12:48:10 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Live a Life of Bold and Courageous Action Inspired by Powerful Dreams." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@Sail7.com... Read more

  • Saturday

    7/22/2017 12:10:34 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed my friends sending light and love hugs... Read more

  • 7/21/17

    7/21/2017 10:45:55 PM, by RHOOK20047

    105 actual temperature. Heat index of 114! This is really hot. I got off work at 1:30 and got gas and car wash, stopped at Walmart to pick up some items I ordered, and the to the fruit/veggie truck and got a watermelon, 5 lbs of tomatoes, 3 cucumbers, a bag of green beans, and a bag of peaches, ... Read more

  • Friday...tired

    7/21/2017 10:28:49 PM, by TERRI289

    I fee! blah..it was a good day but I feel blah. Have a great weekend...hope you are not blah.. 24... Read more

  • Life's curveballs... and facing reality

    7/21/2017 10:15:32 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    So, someone keyed the rental car between the time we parked it and the time the first rental agency employees arrived the next day. Thank goodness I paid for the insurance coverage... but still... why do people feel the need to damage things? I just don't understand... sigh. Of course the first I... Read more

  • Birthday MONTH!

    7/21/2017 4:57:53 PM, by KALISWALKER

    My birthday we had a picnic at Peace Arch Park. Hubby took me for a birthday lunch at my favorite dim sum restaurant. Alan thanks for making it a wonderful birthday MONTH! The lady that took this picture thought these were our children. I love her! ... Read more

  • Day 1532

    7/21/2017 4:10:07 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. For the 1st time in 2 weeks ,I resumed my 5 mile walk on non-gym days. Brutal,but I made it. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 7/21/17

    7/21/2017 1:36:40 PM, by JVANAM

    A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man. - Lana Turner... Read more

  • Starting a new year

    7/21/2017 11:49:02 AM, by TAPPY49

    Today I turn 55 and boy it is amazing that I am here. A year and 1/2 ago, I didn't believe I was going to live to see a new day. I got very ill and went to the hospital many times with high blood sugars, unable to keep anything down. A very bad time and I felt close to death. Although many of my... Read more

  • Repeat...

    7/21/2017 9:38:36 AM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    Repeat same entry as yesterday...... Read more

  • Confessions of an Over Eater

    7/21/2017 9:32:54 AM, by ORTATK

    WOW, what a week and it went so fast and was so busy. We had a family birthday party on Tuesday. I love having my family. Prior to the party I had to clean the house. I own so much that the clean out helped me sort things to give away and throw away. Then yesterday I went out with my friends. O... Read more

  • National Junk Food Day

    7/21/2017 9:00:13 AM, by ADKISTLER

    National Junk Food Day Date When Celebrated : Always July 21st For some of us, every day is Junk Food Day. For the rest of us, National Junk Food Day is an opportunity to guiltlessly eat your favorite junk food. Dietitians will tell you that junk food is any food that contains l... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    7/21/2017 7:13:53 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • I'm Enough!

    7/21/2017 5:14:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    If only I had more... time, money, patience, ability, then things would be okay. They would be better. Not true. If you have a case of the "if onlys", you will still have it when you have more of whatever you have right now. I'm enough, and you're enough. We were created in ... Read more

  • Daily Affirmation

    7/21/2017 12:56:09 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " I Honor My True Self." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to jlh@Sail7.com... Read more

  • TGIF

    7/21/2017 12:09:49 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sending light and love finishing packing leaving Monday for Germany be blessed... Read more

  • 7/20/17

    7/20/2017 10:41:41 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Another scorcher today at work. Today we had a snow cone truck come and we had free snow cones. I can't remember when I had one previously. Had a root beer one. If felt nice and refreshing. For supper I grilled some salmon to go with my cucumber salad, and made some sugar free pudding for desse... Read more

  • And so it goes

    7/20/2017 7:40:32 PM, by ACIMPEGGY

    I have been logging on and tracking blood sugar and not much else. My son has me on a WFPB diet (see How Not to Die or his site www.heartstrong.com The weight has been falling off. Having labs done tomorrow to be sure it's just eating right. Steve is anxious for me to get off my myriad ... Read more

  • Beck Day Six - So Tired and Stressed

    7/20/2017 6:17:32 PM, by JOHAL52

    But at least I am taking care of myself with exercise and eating right. It's been tough, especially choosing to exercise but I am always so glad once I finish Walk At Home. It has honestly been a lifesaver because there is no other way where I live here in Ireland currently to get this kind of worko... Read more

  • Day 1531

    7/20/2017 4:41:50 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Only did 30 minutes on treadmill ,but did all 6 exercises. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Rain, rain go away

    7/20/2017 1:40:49 PM, by ASH2HEALTH

    This has got to be one of the wettest summers on record! I don't know if we've gone an entire 7 days without at least some rain. And we've had some major rainfalls in short time-periods. Last night was the worst. We had a short burst of rain around dinner time, but then the wind whip... Read more

  • Day by Day

    7/20/2017 11:37:55 AM, by TAPPY49

    I wake up every morning wishing it was three months from now and having lost at least 10 pounds. It is today and I can only go day by day succeeding or forgiving myself for falling short of my goals. My diabetic condition is consuming my thoughts daily. I try to concentrate on other things and I ... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 7/20/17

    7/20/2017 11:36:21 AM, by JVANAM

    What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself. - Abraham Maslow... Read more

  • Not fair--we were dropped from pet insurance.

    7/20/2017 11:24:20 AM, by CTUPTON

    I got a notice from our insurance for our cat's health insurance that the credit card I used for automatic payments got outdated and did not work. I fell behind in payments. I then got a second notice to pay $20 and catch up in payments and it would be re-instated. By the time I actually paid t... Read more

  • ...First deny, then address......

    7/20/2017 11:05:52 AM, by DSBRIDE

    A new visit to the hematologist showed that the chemo is working and he is pleased with it so stay the course. Then to address the constant coughing and breathing problems, he ordered a chest X-ray. I was praying it was something easy to handle like a return of the pneumonia which would have meant... Read more

  • Free from FEMA food for survival in an emergency. Have you heard of this?

    7/20/2017 10:44:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.secure.72hourfoodkit.com/c
    heckout/freefood/index.php
    ?AFID=google&source=885134
    052&gclid=COC50_GLmNUCFVuBswod20EJHg I CAN'T GET THIS LINK TO WORK??? DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT TO DO? I am curious about this, but I am reluctant to pursue it. chris... Read more

  • So Tired...

    7/20/2017 9:36:31 AM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    More like exhausted. Wanting to go back to bed...... Read more

  • Hot summer

    7/20/2017 9:14:27 AM, by PFOLEY7

    went to the Dr yesterday and I have a bit of poison ivy again. Got a rash that is following some nerves he believes the sun is interfering with 1 of my medications. Are heat index during the day is 110+ and he told me I have to wear a ball cap and a long sleeved shirt!! YUCK... Read more

  • My Plan to Bust a Binge Before I Start One

    7/20/2017 8:09:44 AM, by HEALTHYANDFIT27

    1. My binges usually occur because I am tired. Logic and thinking is impaired when I am tired. Go to bed! If I need to wind down do some brain games online or watch some mindless television (there is a lot to choose from here!). 2. Remind myself of what I have eaten already today. Look at my track... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    7/20/2017 7:06:43 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    224 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Sorry for the silence... family stuff happened

    7/20/2017 6:43:52 AM, by LESLIELENORE

    So my niece ended up stranded in Toronto (yes, in Canada) without her passport or ANY form of ID, after her purse got lifted this past weekend. After some fussing and finagling, and armed with the police report, and other pertinent information she was able to successfully cross back into the United... Read more

  • Cholesterol frustrations

    7/20/2017 5:48:39 AM, by ENGINEERMOM

    Over the past 8 months, I've vastly reduced the amount of dairy fat I consume with an eye towards reducing my LDL cholesterol levels. (In terms of dietary sustainability, I'm unwilling to completely give up cheese for the rest of my life unless there's a vegan option out there for sharp cheddar and ... Read more

  • The Journey

    7/20/2017 5:02:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    The journey to the summit is often a long trek that starts with lots of preparation. First choosing the mountain, then choosing the trail. After that, I pack the 10 essentials: Navigation (map and compass) Sun protection (sunglasses and sunscreen) Insulation (extra clothing) Illuminatio... Read more

  • Moon Day

    7/20/2017 5:01:48 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Moon Day Date When Celebrated : July 20th Moon Day commemorates the day man first walked on the moon in 1969. The Apollo Space program, begun by President John F. Kennedy, was created to put the first man on the moon. Apollo 11 fulfilled that dream, carrying astronauts Ne... Read more

  • Yahoo! A1-C is 6.7

    7/20/2017 1:43:18 AM, by SPARKLING_SHERI

    It has been a long battle, 325 but numbers are finally looking really good. 294 I went from 14.0 to 6.7 on my A1-C. 244 Hope all are well. 250 239... Read more

  • HappyDay

    7/20/2017 12:13:46 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a wonderful day and be blessed hugs... Read more

  • Waiting on Our Heavenly Father is Worth It!

    7/19/2017 10:51:22 PM, by AGEE1944

    Been a while since I have posted. But, I just anted all to know that my health has improved because of God's grace and mercy. Back walking. Just have to keep in tune with my body and the messages it gives me. I call on God's protection when I take my walks of 6-7 miles each day. Some days are m... Read more

  • 7/19/17

    7/19/2017 10:49:23 PM, by RHOOK20047

    Well, it hit 101 today. And my body doesn't like this heat much, and trust me I am not out there much. Fortunately, where I park my car is in the shade in the afternoon, so it doesn't get as hot as it could. We got home from work and discussed what we were going to have for dinner and it was goin... Read more

  • Life changes

    7/19/2017 7:23:16 PM, by 40NOW2007

    My parents are getting to the point where they need to sell their home and move into an apartment. My dad will need nursing home care soon and my mom's health is not always going to be as good as it is now because of her scoliosis. I have been helping my mom with housework and caring for dad. I will... Read more

  • Confessions of an Over Eater

    7/19/2017 5:45:33 PM, by ORTATK

    Boy, did I pay for my celebrating last night. I was up three times and it wasn't for peeing. This morning I felt like I had been on a bender. I decided to have 1 biscuit of shredded wheat. That was enough. I have logged all my food but did not exercise today. I need to stop being so lazy. I r... Read more

  • Family walking is getting to be a habit,

    7/19/2017 5:32:03 PM, by COURTENAYE

    still recuperating with a broken leg, but my mom is finally well enough to come out for walks with me. She really looks forward to it.... Read more

  • Finally it's working

    7/19/2017 4:43:10 PM, by SWALSH178

    I'm so proud to say I've lost 20lbs. My profile says 12 because I've lost the same 8 numerous times. I have 100 lbs to go but I'm not discouraged I'm finally successful. 20 lbs is great. Now I'm working on the next 20. Not needing non stop sugar fix. Eating healthy taking care of me and it feels GOO... Read more

  • Day 1530

    7/19/2017 2:09:18 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. I am really hoping I can return to my routine tomorrow. Feeling better.... Read more

  • Just another statistic

    7/19/2017 2:03:11 PM, by BONBONS88

    I swore it wouldn't be me, I am above that, I will not become another number on a graph dedicated to failure, but as I stepped on the scale(after far to long) I realize, I am not above that, I AM just another statistic. I can wallow in that pity, I can eat to feel happiness for a brief moment ... Read more

  • Sparks Coaches Daily Visualization

    7/19/2017 1:25:29 PM, by JULMATT

    Daily Visualization For today's visualization, think about the last time you got off track with your diet. What caused you to get derailed from your good intentions? Imagine rewinding the memory, but taking a different path where you make better choices. Think of this exercise the next time you're... Read more

  • So How Low Do I Go?

    7/19/2017 12:54:02 PM, by APACHESTEVE

    192 I’ve reached a point in my journey to a healthier me that I’m closer to my goal weight of 225 than I am my starting weight of 388. Even if it is a small light on the horizon, I can at least catch sight of my goal weight. My goal weight is now enough of a reality that I began to wonder just how... Read more

  • History

    7/19/2017 10:27:14 AM, by ENGINEERMOM

    Moving this: UPDATE 5/9/16: We moved again! This time to the Chicago area, in January 2015. It's been a rough transition. We moved in with my in-laws for a few months, then got a place of our own in Grayslake, IL, June 2015. I started working part-time, and have only recently felt like I'm gettin... Read more

  • Sleepy...

    7/19/2017 8:43:26 AM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    And still woke up too early this morning...... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    7/19/2017 7:52:58 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    224 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • National Raspberry Cake Day

    7/19/2017 6:41:31 AM, by ADKISTLER

    National Raspberry Cake Day Date When Celebrated : July 19th National Raspberry Cake Day makes today as sweet as a summer day can be. Tender raspberries are among the best of fruits that nature has to offer. Put them into a cake......Then, you can "have your fruit and eat it, too!" ... Read more

  • Fear NOT!

    7/19/2017 5:11:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Fear can cripple you, or catapult you into to success. Fear kills more dreams than failure ever will. I was afraid of Type II Diabetes. I've seen the damage of people losing their eyesight, then toes, then their legs. That fear drove me to learn more about the disease, change my diet and m... Read more

  • Whata ya thunk 7/19/17

    7/19/2017 12:25:54 AM, by JVANAM

    Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. - Aristotle... Read more

  • It's So Hot!!

    7/18/2017 11:24:07 PM, by SUGAR0814

    I had to wait until the sun went down!! 3.23 miles & 35.03 miles to go! #100MileChallenge... Read more

  • 7/18/17

    7/18/2017 10:46:46 PM, by RHOOK20047

    It is so hot, that I really believe you could fry and egg on the driveway. I almost talked myself out of going to choir practice tonight as I didn't want to go back outside. But I went. And now I will be back home in my cool house. Our low tonight is going down to 88! We are gonna hit 104 tomor... Read more

  • Unexpected Non-Scale Victories

    7/18/2017 9:58:31 PM, by HEALTHYANDFIT27

    At the end of June I had total knee replacement surgery. I was in the hospital for three days and then to rehab for a week. I knew this process would be difficult and painful. What I did not anticipate were the non-scale victories that emerged! While at the hospital and at rehab my blood pressu... Read more

  • Triggers

    7/18/2017 9:32:48 PM, by TLC0169

    Yesterday I recognized a trigger. One of my good friends called who has been dealing with some overwhelming life events and she is in a dark place. It hurts to see her struggling and this triggers me to reach for food to self soothe. While I was listening to her, I was frantically pawing through my ... Read more

  • Wondering and wandering

    7/18/2017 7:12:17 PM, by MARJIJANE

    So... I have logged in two days in a row...I know the answer is here! Every day I come back brings hope and light to my inner being...The answer is here! I keep wandering back... "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." - Maria R... Read more

  • Confessions of an Over Eater

    7/18/2017 7:07:59 PM, by ORTATK

    Wow, oh Wow. I did over eat But, I had not had roast beef in long time. I did save a lot of calories in using splenda in my strawberry rhubarb pie with no top crust. Oh, well it will be another year before we celebrate that birthday again. Tomorrow is a new day on the calorie plan, I sent all the... Read more

  • Enjoy the Journey

    7/18/2017 6:47:05 PM, by MOTOXMOM40

    Life is too short to struggle. It's a conscious choice to make the right choices, to know the difference between good and bad. Food is my struggle. I met with a dietician today and learned so much in my one hour visit. I'm super excited to put what I've learned to use. I don't want to str... Read more

  • Beck Day Four

    7/18/2017 6:33:46 PM, by JOHAL52

    Yep, it was harder today. I didn't want to exercise (but I did.) I wanted to overeat (I didn't.) All of my anxieties are in high gear but, as Beck says, they are not overwhelming even without ice cream and goodies....... Read more

  • Quote

    7/18/2017 6:16:53 PM, by COURTENAYE

    "My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four unless there are three other people. "—Orson Welles... Read more