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  • Today's Inspiration

    9/21/2014 3:02:43 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises - often with great intensity. Be open to new ways ; sometimes newness just knocks on your door ; welcome it." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to DreamThisDay.com... Read more

  • Step by Step...

    9/21/2014 2:40:40 AM, by SPARKLING_SHERI

    Passed the semi-annual apartment inspection. Glad that is over. Sis doing better, but still has PICC for IV's & Blood in arm until Monday or Tuesday. Doctor doing tests because Sis showing enlarged Spleen after the unknown infection. I was not... Read more

  • God's DaySrill in the hospital

    9/21/2014 1:02:10 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    I will be here for who knows the revisison is worse then the origonal sending prayers and blessings... Read more

  • World Gratitude Day

    9/21/2014 1:01:57 AM, by ADKISTLER

    World Gratitude Day When : September 21st World Gratitude Day is your opportunity to show your gratitude and appreciation. The United Nations Meditatio... Read more

  • Great Run!

    9/21/2014 12:02:09 AM, by SUGAR0814

    We were tired afterward the run but it was great!! ... Read more

  • Saturday Evening

    9/20/2014 11:24:45 PM, by AUNTALICE2

    Today was a interesting day! My daughter and her husband came to pick up Mitchel and their dog Lacey (an old blue tick hound). It so nice to hug my son in law (he is really more like a son) But he got quite a shock. His fourteen year old son is taller than he is. His legs are... Read more

  • More Energy cascades into other parts of my life

    9/20/2014 10:53:52 PM, by TRYN2SURVIVE

    Weight was still down today. I didn't lose any, and what's more important, I didn't gain any. I've got it in my mind that I'll step on the scales tomorrow and I'll be right back where I started, like the last month didn't happen. Ah, fear, my old friend! You never really leave me, do you? S... Read more

  • Saturday

    9/20/2014 10:27:59 PM, by TERRI289

    After chores, it was a nice trip to Wheaton Village to see the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape mini pow wow. It is always wonderful to be with the local Native American culture. I love the drumming, the dancing and the storytelling. In the early evening we attended a former student's 21st birthday party... Read more

  • Grocery Shopping Done

    9/20/2014 9:21:54 PM, by MYKKISU

    In order to eat the way I should be eating, I have to have only the right foods in my house. So, today we did a big grocery trip and bought all the food we're going to need for the week. Tomorrow will be cooking day. I will be preparing all of my lunches for the week and maybe even some dinners. If ... Read more

  • much better day

    9/20/2014 9:03:04 PM, by ILOVEJIM851991

    I got out of the hospital today :-)... Read more

  • The beginning

    9/20/2014 8:33:16 PM, by SARAHPEAS

    There is someone in my life that motivates me to be my best in every way. Well... he's not really "in" my life, but he is my inspiration nonetheless.... Read more

  • Color Walk

    9/20/2014 6:26:00 PM, by FIESTYVICTORIA

    3.3 out of 5 miles. Next week is the big test ... Read more

  • Numb3rs

    9/20/2014 5:29:12 PM, by SHOTOKIDO

    I'm trying to stick to the plan as directed by Spark, but I;m also not being as rigid about certain numbers. In particular, I find that when I burn a lot of calories working out, I don't necessarily feel hungry enough to make up the difference in additional food. I do actually consume mor... Read more

  • PMSing...

    9/20/2014 4:20:31 PM, by WANDAC2013

    ...and slept only 4 hours or so...been up since 2 a.m....went to d3ntist to have crown recemented...they pissed me off, saying new crown and bridge would be put in Oct. 9... that's 4 weeks...should be 2 or 3...I walked out, shaking my head...went to de luz for a while. ..stopped at jitb for tacos on... Read more

  • Maybe Sunday?

    9/20/2014 4:17:52 PM, by ALIALI2013

    Well, they finally came at 4:30 pm as we were leaving for town. Got back from town and the guys were back....working on the pool because one side of the liner had slipped in. After they left, we checked before hubby went to bed, and it had slipped out again, and of course when I tried to call, the ... Read more

  • Super Yummy Lunch

    9/20/2014 3:54:35 PM, by JO88BAKO

    Our lunch was so very yummy, and I can't believe how full I am and the small amount of calories in all I ate. Wish I had a garden full of the squash, and to think I wouldn't like it. The joke is on me. With sautéed onions, mushrooms, and bell peppers, it's totally awesome.... Read more

  • The feeling you get when you push through!

    9/20/2014 3:01:59 PM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    I did. not. want to work out this morning. I was tired, I was achy, I was weak from hungry (this is what I told myself; I wasn't really!) I made myself do it and I made myself push through it, not just go through the motions. I was a competitive swimmer through high school and college and a lifeg... Read more

  • Time to relax and de-stress.

    9/20/2014 2:29:41 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

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  • Excess Skin.. somewhat of an obsession

    9/20/2014 2:15:33 PM, by ASHENDREAMER

    My name is Sunni and I am addicted to looking at pictures of people's excess skin after weight loss. LOL I can't help but laugh at myself for that. But seriously, it is somewhat of a new obsession. I read about it, how to avoid it, how to fix it and look at pictures of it. I LOVE reading... Read more

  • Learning to let go

    9/20/2014 2:10:52 PM, by NUTINLOOKSLIKE

    OK, so my diet has been a pretty fast-food-heavy last few days. I went out Thursday evening for a "Girl's Night Out", something I try to do dinner with my BFFs a couple of times a month. As soon as we made plans this time, I started wondering "What was I THINKING? I know I'm trying to make better... Read more

  • Satisfying Saturday

    9/20/2014 1:50:00 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Saturday, September 20, 2014... Read more

  • September 20, 2014

    9/20/2014 1:38:36 PM, by NCJESSICA77

    Well, I haven't make a blog post since May! Shame on me!! So I was not able to make the required number of visits to the gym due to the fact that its 30 minutes away and money was extremely tight! Basically I couldn't afford the gas to drive there and back like I wanted. But I did find Walk At ... Read more

  • Day 499

    9/20/2014 1:34:09 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Did 4 of 6 exercises. Feeling good. ... Read more

  • Fall 5% Challenge - Day 1

    9/20/2014 11:30:26 AM, by LYNNIERN

    Another 5% Challenge has started and I've got a couple of goals I want to accomplish. 1. Exercising 142 minutes a day by the end of the challenge. 1.5 I want to start taking the train to work and it seems silly for me to drive my car to the train station since it's only 4 miles from the... Read more

  • IT'S NOT HOW YOU BEGIN, IT'S HOW YOU END...

    9/20/2014 11:26:57 AM, by GRACIE4ONE

    Guess how I started my morning? With a blueberry muffin from Panera Bread! Yep, I see you all nodding your heads because you know just how good and tempting those blueberry muffins are. I ate it slowly, while driving. When I finished, I didn't feel at all bad about it. I wanted some OJ to wash ... Read more

  • Day One of finally knowing what is wrong

    9/20/2014 11:15:20 AM, by CRYSTALENG74

    I finally got my lung function test back and my little blood vessels in my lungs are damaged not getting the breath i need. I was put on symbicort to ease the pain and help me breath. And boy does it work. I am on my second dose this will be my first full day of using it. I was able to use one yeste... Read more

  • Yeah! (A low energy person) I cleaned some clutter from the kitchen counter!

    9/20/2014 10:57:42 AM, by CTUPTON

    Yeah! I cleaned some clutter from the kitchen counter. Usually I find one or 2 things and run to that room to put a couple things away. Needless to say I get tired quickly. Today I used my labeled containers --one for each room. The clutter went into the labeled container. Now it is easy to pu... Read more

  • Quote for the day 09/20/14

    9/20/2014 10:53:21 AM, by KIPSTER52

    "Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you." William James If your dream is to be fit and healthy, you know you have to work for it. The results will be amazing.... Read more

  • getting better

    9/20/2014 10:36:07 AM, by BYEPOUNDS

    Had a frozen shoulder and had it operated on last week. Now I have made a chart of the exercises that I need to do, and am in the process of doing them. Takes a bit of motivation and determination to do them. Luckily, my blood sugar numbers have really been good and in range. Thi... Read more

  • Hmmm...

    9/20/2014 10:25:47 AM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    Yesterday was good and bad. DD ate better but cried like crazy as well. She was so tired that she was exhausted & slept 8 hrs straight. Woke up & ate again, went back to sleep. Hoping for a few hours of quiet now...... Read more

  • THIS IS WHAT I NEED TO SEE A LOT MORE OF!

    9/20/2014 7:34:37 AM, by JENNAAW

    I am so inspired by this quiet, awesome athlete! Seniors like me need to see lots of people in awesome physical shape. Sadly, many of my peers never made it to their 70th birthdays. When I received my terrifying cancer diagnosis years ago, what kept me motivated to fight on was talking to peopl... Read more

  • Finished Week 1 of the C25k!

    9/20/2014 7:25:44 AM, by LIZZY0223

    This morning it was still dark, but I wanted to get it done early so I could relax before going to work. I did the first interval..."Wait, it's over already. I feel like I could keep going!" I smiled. After the fourth interval though, it got a little harder but I was able to keep up. I th... Read more

  • National Punch Day

    9/20/2014 2:04:16 AM, by ADKISTLER

    National Punch Day When : September 20th National Punch Day celebrates one of three things. Can you guess all three? What does National Punch Day celebrate? Punch that comes from a punch bowl ... Read more

  • Two Steps Forward....One Step Back...but at least I'm moving hopefully...

    9/20/2014 1:43:33 AM, by GRANJERRY1

    Right from Wednesday I was feeling a bit tired and under the weather. Lost my appetite and my calves after traction hurt unusually more than they would normally do. On Thursday morning requested for a massage, but didn't help. My Grand-daughter-in-law noticed that I wasn't eating well enough and ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/20/2014 1:34:43 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have." - Frederick Koenig... Read more

  • Saturday

    9/20/2014 12:31:16 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    still in the hospital either going to rehab or home hugz... Read more

  • It's up to you.

    9/19/2014 11:51:57 PM, by RENATA144

    Motivation must come from deep within you. ... Read more

  • Go Mustangs! Face the Challenge!

    9/19/2014 11:41:21 PM, by COCK-ROBIN

    This is my first blog in months, and my first with the Midnight Mustangs! I am determined to go the distance in this, and am excited about the challenge. ... Read more

  • Friday..thank goodness!

    9/19/2014 11:13:20 PM, by TERRI289

    I was so happy that the week is over. Just tired of being patient....or maybe I am just tired of being tired. Need more sleep! Early Thursday there was a crash in front of the neighbor's house. Someone hit a pole and of course, the dogs woke us up to make sure that we knew. All week long, ... Read more

  • Over the mountains...

    9/19/2014 10:41:03 PM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    I had to go to Imperial County today. To get there, you drive over mountains and arrive in a valley where it is typically very, very hot. The weather on the way there is highly variable; sometimes it is uneventful, but other times you can get caught in rain, snow or high winds. I've experienced a... Read more

  • Been a long been a long been a long day

    9/19/2014 9:43:08 PM, by 2NDCHANCEWITHEY

    I tracked on paper today but didn't get a chance to post it. Been an emotional wreck so I am going to bed and worry about it tomorrow... Read more

  • Day 315 - A Slip Up And A New Direction

    9/19/2014 9:30:26 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Today has been an odd day for me. I woke up with tons of motivation for the day and a plan. I got paid today and on pay day I like to treat myself for lunch instead of the same brown bag meal that I typically eat. Today I wanted some Qdoba. It's a fast food Mexican restaurant where you can customize... Read more

  • Friday Evening

    9/19/2014 8:43:26 PM, by AUNTALICE2

    I have not sparked all day. Appointments with the bariatric support group and with my therapist took up my morning. This afternoon I visited with an old friend from high school. I have not seen him since 1969. We both have changed....a lot! He was a tall thin Navy sailor and I was a junior... Read more

  • This week.

    9/19/2014 7:40:03 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    This week I have been in a not feeling it mood. I haven't felt like working out. I have done the easy stuff but haven't made my goals all week. My back has really sat me down. EXCUSES? Got results from my MRI and have to do some soul searching as to what I want to do. The doctor wants me to see ... Read more

  • Spaghetti Squash

    9/19/2014 7:23:26 PM, by JO88BAKO

    This afternoon I picked another Spaghetti Squash to see if they are ripe. We had picked 3 at different times, but they weren't ready. This is the first year we have grown them. I cooked it and it looked perfect. They aren't real big, but that's ok. I have another one cooking now. This will be our lu... Read more

  • Minor Rant

    9/19/2014 6:38:38 PM, by LADYOFMYSTERY

    I hate doctors. They no longer practice medicine. They are legalized pill pushers, nothing more. Two years ago I asked my nurse practitioner (I have no use for them either) about set eing a kidney specialist. I'm a diabetic and have been for 15 yrs. In all that time no one has checked my kidneys. So... Read more

  • Fabulous Fantastic Friday

    9/19/2014 6:10:26 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Friday, September 19,m2014... Read more

  • DAY 61: What to do with a turnip?-- remember I rarely cook ...

    9/19/2014 5:53:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been reading here at SP about roasting vegetables. I peeled the turnip, cut it into cubes, coated it with olive oil--roasted it in my toaster oven. 400 degrees for 30 min. turning once. Delicious. Now I have cubed beets in the oven. chris ... Read more

  • Quote for the day 09/19/14

    9/19/2014 5:43:01 PM, by KIPSTER52

    "In autumn, don’t go to jewelers to see gold; go to the parks!" Mehmet Murat ildan And while enjoying the gold in the park, take a walk.... Read more

  • Reality

    9/19/2014 4:31:17 PM, by MYKKISU

    I was going to "really get started" 6 years ago?! Holy cow! Since then I have quit smoking and put on about 60 more pounds. I lost 20 pounds in the beginning of this year, but a change in work schedule (covering 3 jobs instead of just 2), issues with one of my children, and an increased focus on my ... Read more

  • ARRRGGGHHHHHH

    9/19/2014 2:33:46 PM, by ALIALI2013

    Ok, the guy was supposed to be here at noon to fill the pool....it's now 1:30 and no sign of him, so I called Nelson's and the woman who is supposed to "know", is at lunch...my luck isn't getting any better, so I'm just hoping he makes it before we have to leave when my husband gets home from work, ... Read more

  • Day 498

    9/19/2014 2:20:28 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Doing what makes me happy

    9/19/2014 1:59:21 PM, by REJANERATION

    I am not perfect, although there are times I have aspired to be! But it really is a lot of pressure and when human weakness sets in, the feeling of failure that ensues is crushing!!! So, No more! I am going to do what makes me feel good and makes me happy! I have learned over the last seve... Read more

  • Shaun T's Focus T25 Work outs- Agony

    9/19/2014 1:26:39 PM, by AMANDADNIEMI

    This past week or so has been definitely interesting. It has been a week of hard work, pain, and learning. I have started on Monday Shaun T's Focus T25 work outs. This is the guy who created Insanity, and hip hop abs. If you have never looked into one of his work outs, do it! He is amazing, he ... Read more

  • Asha's PAWSE for Tenacity (Week 1)

    9/19/2014 1:04:28 PM, by ASH_CLEMENT

    This is supposed to be done on Wednesday, but I guess my procrastinating habit got the better of me. Plan/Prepare: Cleaned out the old stuff from the fridge and stocked with fruits and veggies. ACT: Be honest with myself and with my fellow tigers. Have shared my tracker and am tracking in... Read more

  • Fitness

    9/19/2014 12:00:56 PM, by ALEAMO

    Current major goal is to walk 7000 steps per day.... Read more

  • Streaking toward fitness

    9/19/2014 11:58:10 AM, by NANCYCLUFF

    I'm on my 3rd day of an exercising streak, and 2 day of getting out of bed when the alarm first rings. SparkPeople is helping me change: I'm using all the logins and also signed up for SparkCoach. The food log is helping me figure out how to improve my diet. This is a super tool. I love Spark Peop... Read more

  • great 2 hour bike ride

    9/19/2014 11:47:29 AM, by MILLYPHAT

    I had a great bike ride today. I went for two hours ( 1 hour with Patty ) and one without. Patty said that we had done 8.8 mph for the first hour. the second hour I found a circuit that was 99% traffic free and it was great. Was disappointed that the weight loss is not happening. It may be the... Read more

  • Friday...

    9/19/2014 11:31:03 AM, by WANDAC2013

    Spoke to Amber last night and I will see her at some point today to get my $60 back today...hopefully! That has dug into my car pmt due to my dish tv oversight. Ugh... C25K w5d1 done again...had to stop twice, once to tie my shoe again and once to turn off fog lamps...still did good though with... Read more

  • today

    9/19/2014 10:54:18 AM, by ILOVEJIM851991

    Today healthy means getting out of the hospital and back to normal... Read more

  • Discouraged...

    9/19/2014 10:32:24 AM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    DD had an awful night last night & didn't really settle down until 5am this morning. Both DH & I are so tired today...... Read more

  • I did not quite understand this before.... oh....

    9/19/2014 8:43:22 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkamerica.com/ ... Read more

  • Lost 2 more - what is going on?

    9/19/2014 7:36:46 AM, by TRYN2SURVIVE

    I jumped on the scale today - well actually stepped gingerly - at my weight if I jump on the scales I'm likely to get a broken scale - anyway.... I was 2 lbs lighter. Amazing to me. I'm now two lbs within my first goal weight. I think its been over seven years since I was able to reach a weight l... Read more

  • you can always learn something new

    9/19/2014 4:35:39 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    After having my grandchildren with me for 3 weeks and accepting that my weight would plateau - you can't refuse to share and enjoy an ice cream or a burger with them. Also, I encourage them to cook so I was often head taster for pizza with cream cheese and strawberry jam topping (yes). Anywa... Read more

  • TGIF

    9/19/2014 1:16:19 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day very painful day for mee sending prayers and blessings... Read more

  • POW / MIA Recognition Day

    9/19/2014 1:11:11 AM, by ADKISTLER

    POW / MIA Recognition Day When : Third Friday of September POW/MIA Recognition Day is a day of remembrance and hope for the speedy and safe return of American Prisoners of War, and those still Missing in Action. It also see... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    9/19/2014 12:59:44 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " What is a miracle ? To some, it is an act of God. To others, something amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected. To me, Life is a miracle. There is no reason for me to exist as I do - no reason for humanity, the universe, or the laws of Nature. Energy, mass, gravity and the rest of existenc... Read more

  • Be a Champion in Life

    9/19/2014 12:58:36 AM, by JOHOWELL

    " Life is a competition not with others, but with ourselves. We should seek each day to live stronger, better, truer lives; each day to master some weakness of yesterday; each day to repair a mistake; each day to surpass ourselves." ~ David B. Haight... Read more

  • journey of life

    9/18/2014 11:34:00 PM, by BLUECOUNT

    It's great to be alive!... Read more

  • Supper with my BFF.

    9/18/2014 11:21:02 PM, by RENATA144

    It's so nice to be living with my BFF ! I love that she enjoys my cooking/ food choices. We are trying to eat healthy & support each other . She has been coming home later & later but I always have something good for her. ... Read more

  • Tired

    9/18/2014 10:41:48 PM, by TERRI289

    Long day, good day....good night ... Read more

  • Trivia Night- Win

    9/18/2014 10:30:37 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I might have to start making trivia night a regular event. My brother, Jeremy, has been going for a while, but this was only the second time I have gone. Our team (Haggis or Die!) won first place. We must be smart or something! Of course I ate too much fat for dinner at the restaurant, but it wa... Read more

  • Thursday Evening

    9/18/2014 10:22:21 PM, by AUNTALICE2

    Gained two pounds on my WL challenge. Hmmm! IN THE END, ONLY THREE THINGS MATTER; HOW MUCH YOU LOVED, HOW GENTLY YOU LIVED, AND HOW GRACEFULLY YOU LET GO OF THINGS NOT MEANT FOR YOU. BUDDHA until tomorrow my friends ... Read more

  • Terrific Thursday

    9/18/2014 10:21:45 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Thursday, September 18, 2014--Terrific day... Read more

  • Time away...

    9/18/2014 10:13:27 PM, by SJKENT1

    Just got back from vacation - stay tuned will add to later We went to Branson MO and stayed in my sister's friend's vacation home with a view of Table Rock Lake. We had a spectacular time. ... Read more

  • Fall is coming

    9/18/2014 10:04:48 PM, by DREAMS1967

    I really enjoyed this morning's walk in the crisp air. I am getting back on track with daily excercise and love the uplift an early morning gives you. Is anyone else enjoying the sounds of nature before breakfast?... Read more

  • "All or Nothing" Indulgences.

    9/18/2014 9:35:58 PM, by STATICSTATIC

    I am open about the fact that disordered eating and I have a long, uncomfortable history. I have binged and starved and restricted and purged and on and on for so many years that, looking back, I can't remember much else about my life at those times. Attempting to work on my health / create a ... Read more

  • Fun at the Big E New England Exposition 2014--here is just a little of the circus

    9/18/2014 9:23:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    Not all of these were exactly what we saw. This is only the circus part of the Big E. There is lots more. ... Read more

  • What if...?

    9/18/2014 8:10:23 PM, by FLUTTER-BY)L(

    A very supportive friend sent me a message. She has been struggling for a while now, which I knew. I have been too. We encouraged each other to the brink of onederland. Then slowly life and trials have gotten in the way. We are struggling. I would say together but we both pulled back from SP a... Read more

  • baby steps

    9/18/2014 8:07:14 PM, by JB4REAL

    baby steps? ok so today I thought I would take some baby steps. well I definitely failed on food ... but not as bad as a few days ago. I was 1500 calories under, so I guess its a baby step. but then I was so motivated to go to the gym, and doing well on the elliptical... 153 was my heart rate seemed... Read more

  • Kicked my own rear

    9/18/2014 8:06:04 PM, by JO88BAKO

    Today I stepped it up at the gym, in other words, kicked my own rear end. Tonight I'm tired and sore. What a good feeling... Read more

  • Quote of the day 09/18/14

    9/18/2014 7:27:37 PM, by KIPSTER52

    "Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to." Author Unknown How is your determination?... Read more

  • I have an excuse

    9/18/2014 6:05:03 PM, by ILOVEJIM851991

    Ok I'm in the hospital... Read more

  • DAY 62 We were barely back from Cher's pukey melee when some slimey muscle bound but sweet potters

    9/18/2014 4:51:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am supposed to be getting better at following my ALCAT elimination/rotation eating plan. To remember the foods I am not supposed to eat --due to food sensitivities ( not allergies), these are the 2 mnemonics I am using. STOP VICE We were barely back from Cher's pukey melee when some ... Read more

  • Updates Car & Pool

    9/18/2014 4:21:42 PM, by ALIALI2013

    It's funny, we get the car fixed, and get a "recall notice" for both vehicles in which they don't have the parts available yet. What's funny is the one for the car is the one I contacted the dealership about a few months back and they'd not heard about it yet. Wow, I'm up on the times ahead of any... Read more

  • Inspiration for the day

    9/18/2014 4:07:51 PM, by BAYLEE_BONFIRE

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  • Cooling Down a Little!

    9/18/2014 3:22:10 PM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    Last night, I drove my son downtown for a concert and went back to my office for the evening. I actually enjoy being there by myself; I can work on the projects that I never get to during the day without any interruptions and can go ahead and take as my Internet breaks as I want! I also enjoyed w... Read more

  • Smoking.. enough is enough

    9/18/2014 2:01:53 PM, by ASHENDREAMER

    Smoking.. for me it is a love hate relationship. I have been smoking a pack a day since I was 18, that is around 10.5 years of smoking. 20 cigarettes a day 600 cigarettes a month 365 packs a year 7,300 cigarettes a year 76,650 cigarettes in 10.5 years Around $19,000 spent over... Read more

  • Miracles really do happen (Food Diary at the end)

    9/18/2014 1:36:27 PM, by 2NDCHANCEWITHEY

    yesterday I was blogging about my chiropractor and how I felt God was calling me to be honest that I couldn't afford it. Today I went in after seeing that God had made a deposit into my account I wasn't expecting for a week with the peace of knowing I was doing the right thing. I was up front ... Read more

  • Day 497

    9/18/2014 1:11:49 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Did 4 of 6 exercises. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Mad Munching

    9/18/2014 12:51:52 PM, by SHOTOKIDO

    Emotional eating is a valid term, covering a broad range of food consumption behaviors driven by emotions. But it's also a BROAD description and somewhat glosses over some of the more specific details that may be relevant to us individually. Yesterday I had to resist the urge to Mad Munch.... Read more

  • A work in progress...

    9/18/2014 12:50:34 PM, by NUTINLOOKSLIKE

    I started on here a few weeks back (2 weeks ago to be precise) because I was having some health issues that I needed to address regarding my weight and lifestyle choices. Then, I realized that not only do I need healthier physical habits, I also need healthier MENTAL or SPIRITUAL habits. I need to... Read more

  • Weigh-in day

    9/18/2014 12:48:35 PM, by NANCYCLUFF

    Good news for me: the scale was down again, so Dr Bernstein's eating program is working for me. Also, my FGS was 115 this morning, not as low as I want it to be, but improving. Also, I'm on my 2 days of my exercise streak. Go Me! ... Read more

  • 1 week ago...

    9/18/2014 12:47:22 PM, by WANDAC2013

    ....I was in the dentist's chair. Scared. Stressed. Anxious. Here I am 1 week later...knowing the fear, stress, and anxiety SERVED NO PURPOSE!!!!... Read more

  • Catching Up...

    9/18/2014 12:03:43 PM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    Starting to catch up on some stuff. Started tidying up in places, sorting those huge number of receipts, etc...... Read more

  • Back Pain Setback

    9/18/2014 11:55:39 AM, by GLIMLADYMERMAID

    So a couple months ago I strained my back so badly that I had to go the the ER twice. I could barely move. I've never screamed in pain or cried from pain before until now. Ouch. It sucked big time. I had to just lay in bed, take lots of meds and ice my back for a week. The meds were not my friend. N... Read more

  • Just Remember...Don't Give Up!

    9/18/2014 11:38:34 AM, by LIZZY0223

    Well, my husband sent me a sweet text a little bit ago and said it applies to me and thought I should share: This is so true for many of us and becoming impatient can make us forget how far we've come. That is why I'm not allow... Read more

  • The Difference Between Doing Nothing and Not Reacting

    9/18/2014 11:09:44 AM, by CHERIERIE

    I just read a great article on sparkpeople, "Stop Complaining, It's Bad for you," by Stephanie Romine. It was a really good reminder of how to deal with negativity in life, without letting it overwhelm you or control your day. What stuck with me the most was her conclusion - a reminder that not re... Read more

  • CHANGE

    9/18/2014 10:29:05 AM, by TIMEHASCOME56

    I am back in school full time, and this is a real adjustment. I have a feeling that I have a whole new life starting. I feel like I have having a second chance... Read more

  • very tired yesterday so rested today

    9/18/2014 10:09:36 AM, by MILLYPHAT

    Yesterday evening I was so tired I fell asleep in bible class. The teacher was so gracious and asked me twice if I was ok. I fell asleep the minute I went home (after a small supper which I should have skipped) . I skipped walking this morning as I was tired and had errands. All errands (bar one) ar... Read more