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  • Gym day...

    12/17/2014 5:11:51 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Early morning to meet my brother at the gym before he had to go to work. Decent workout. Ran 4.4 miles in 46 minutes on the treadmill, and did all my normal weights, including the squats on the leg press machine. It seems that right now 220 pounds is my maximum weight for the leg press. The only... Read more

  • Dec 17 2014-2 Year Surgiversary

    12/17/2014 4:12:11 PM, by CAROL6X

    Well, two years ago today I had my surgery. Monday at the surgeon's office for my two year check up proved I am doing good. Waiting to see how my blood work went. Yay!!!!... Read more

  • One of those Days

    12/17/2014 4:08:11 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Having one of those days, just not motivated, fed-up and feeling like what the heck. Read motivational quotes, watched motivational vidoes to no avail. What to do. Not going to start eating. That leads to feeling worse afterward. Don't feel like taking a walk. Have to do something!! So I went look... Read more

  • Warm and cozy in a cold world

    12/17/2014 3:47:20 PM, by L3ON3TOO

    Woke up to snow this morning. We need the snow pack and I am certain that we are adding inches in the high country. Here we have a couple of inches and the roads are mostly just wet--though a semi did end up across the road. I am enjoying the fire in the wood stove and watching snowflakes the size o... Read more

  • Winter again!

    12/17/2014 3:09:55 PM, by MARTINT011

    The sun is out! This is great. I did enjoy the warm weather however , this brought about some fog, lots of it. Today though we have snow but the sun is out and this is great. We got the colder weather, not so cold. So I guess you can say, this is a mild winter day. Am going to moni... Read more

  • Quote of the day 12/17/14

    12/17/2014 2:28:02 PM, by KIPSTER52

    "Our greatest glory consist not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." Oliver Goldsmith Never ever give up.... Read more

  • Still Tired...

    12/17/2014 2:18:54 PM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    Blech...... Read more

  • Still Tired...

    12/17/2014 2:18:52 PM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    Blech...... Read more

  • 365 DAYS OF CONSISTENCY - DAY THREE

    12/17/2014 2:09:53 PM, by ASH_CLEMENT

    Today was DIFFERENT - though it did not happen the way I planned it to I did not let that get me down. Heard the alarm at 4:30 and what did I do - I just turned it off - set it back for 5:30 and went back to sleep. Usually, when that happens - I beat myself about it and then as the day goes on I'... Read more

  • Using KIS is working

    12/17/2014 1:26:48 PM, by TDWFIT2012

    I need small simple goals in my life. I have call this approach my KIS (Keep It Simple) plan Drink 64 oz water a day (this has gotten easier) 7,000 steps or more Spin the Spark Wheel Blog at least once a week For the most part I've stand on tracked. Spinning the Spark Wheel is the ha... Read more

  • Weight Loss fact

    12/17/2014 12:29:36 PM, by PREPAREMYTEMPLE

    Today I was reading some of the articles on Yahoo and came across an article titled (Exhaled Pounds: How Fat Leaves the Body LiveScience.com By Bahar Gholipour 17 hours ago) I was really surprised by this article. I had never given much thought to where fat goes. This article explained that bu... Read more

  • 128 and hopefully counting

    12/17/2014 12:15:11 PM, by MILLYPHAT

    Wanted to update. This has been a difficult season for me away from my family and being lonely. However my exercise and running and biking routine has been helping so much. Serving in church brings me joy , overwhelming joy to serve others. Anyway on a diet note: Cinnamon tea has been wonderful, i... Read more

  • I survived the family get together

    12/17/2014 11:53:52 AM, by SLIMLILA

    Glad it's done and I was right to be apprehensive, I dont' have a nice family, and I dont' fit in but I did my duty, first all siblings photo in 35 years and it will be that long again before I appear for one. I did see a nice Christmas concert....time travel with teens and little kids...very c... Read more

  • Day 586

    12/17/2014 11:41:20 AM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • 1 WEEK TIL CHRISTMAS - WHAT?????

    12/17/2014 11:38:49 AM, by 51PHATGIRL

    Holy smokes it's December 17th!!!! How did that happen??? I feel like I have lost this year completely!!! Once again I look back and see all the intentions I had = and a lot of missed activity!!! That's the biggest problem with holidays and new years - I tend to see all of the wrong things, and th... Read more

  • A New Mantra: Persist!

    12/17/2014 11:35:21 AM, by UNIQUESON

    I just realized last night that we are just a couple of weeks away from 2015 and I want to really think about what my journey will be like in 2015. As I mull this over, one word comes to mind: perseverance. It is this quality, this mindset that will help not only get me to my goal, but to b... Read more

  • Happy New Old Me!

    12/17/2014 11:30:12 AM, by CUTENFLUFFY1

    So for my "resolution" I decided I have to rediscover myself. I became a mom at 19 and unlike most teenage mothers nowadays I gave up everything. Quit talking to all friends, quit going out, quit dressing up, quit fixing my hair EVERYTHING! Now I'm 35 with 2 more kiddos. And I still don't do anythin... Read more

  • INSPIRE

    12/17/2014 10:47:37 AM, by SIMPLYANGEL1

    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain. ... Read more

  • Bike...

    12/17/2014 9:56:52 AM, by WANDAC2013

    45 min yesterday...doing 45 again today...... Read more

  • Update

    12/17/2014 9:25:09 AM, by DTEACHER42

    Well, I have kept up with my healthy living plans, but I'm not giving up on myself. Now that I've finished my program have to work on my resume and get applications out there to work on a classroom for next year. Merriest of Christmases and the Happiest of New Years to everyone!... Read more

  • National Maple Syrup Day

    12/17/2014 5:39:14 AM, by ADKISTLER

    National Maple Syrup Day Date When Celebrated: Always December 17 National Maple Syrup Day provides us with the opportunity to enjoy and appreciate this delicious American treat. This sweet and unique flavor originated in A... Read more

  • Balance

    12/17/2014 5:22:53 AM, by JSTETSER

    My students are learning about balance in geometry with glow sticks. I need to learn how to live a life of balance in what I eat and getting in my exercise. Too much of a good thing can be as bad as too little. ... Read more

  • On the down... But on the up!

    12/17/2014 3:14:50 AM, by SVBJONES062010

    Well, it is after midnight so technically I should say "yesterday" was a long day for me (it is still my Tuesday, since I haven't gone to bed yet). My husband went to his first day of job training and after four hours of training, the entire class was released because the company put a hiring freez... Read more

  • a long couple of days

    12/17/2014 12:53:39 AM, by ILOVEJIM851991

    Well I did a friend a favor and now I've done 3 shifts in 2 days... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    12/17/2014 12:37:01 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " The reason why people give up is because they focus on how far they have to go instead of how far they've come." - Healthy Inspiration from SparkPeople... Read more

  • Hump day

    12/17/2014 12:10:37 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day be blesses it is haes when you have no family be blessed sending prayers hugz... Read more

  • Hump day

    12/17/2014 12:10:36 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day be blesses it is haes when you have no family be blessed sending prayers hugz... Read more

  • Veggie Tales

    12/16/2014 11:36:05 PM, by SHOTOKIDO

    I'm always experimenting and testing to see how different dietary approaches work with my primary concern - keeping my blood sugar in a healthy place. I've known for more than a year of Dr. Joel Fuhrman's approach to dietary diabetes management - essentially a vegetarian diet. I haven't be... Read more

  • Exhale the fat away--This is a great article for all to read.

    12/16/2014 10:20:53 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Read this scientific article about how the body rids itself of fat. It is worth the read. Let's keep on keeping on and exhale all our fat. http://news.yahoo.com/exhaled-
    pounds-fat-leaves-body-001
    427049.html... Read more

  • Last day of the Semester...yay!!!

    12/16/2014 10:08:53 PM, by TERRI289

    Today was high intensity...lots of students trying to finish up. Worked an extra hour and a half and several managed to finish..YAY!!!! I had dinner with two close friends, and our husbands..what a wonderful time. Food was yummy and company even better. Sweet dreams... ... Read more

  • Active recovery

    12/16/2014 9:38:11 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It was a good day to take things a little easier with the weather so damp and dreary, though I did get out for a run in between showers. We did our usual three dog walks, a little ST and yoga and that run. That was enough for me today. I am getting up early in the morning to meet my brother at th... Read more

  • Quote of the day 12/16/14

    12/16/2014 7:13:49 PM, by KIPSTER52

    "First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do." Epictetus... Read more

  • Lazy Day

    12/16/2014 6:13:48 PM, by PREPAREMYTEMPLE

    I have spent a lot of time on SparkPeople today but not much else. I have been really cold and tired today. I really dislike dreary days because they seem to come on days I feel dreary as well. I have not been able to motivate myself to do any exercise but I am keeping calories under control. I ha... Read more

  • A long chat with mom

    12/16/2014 4:54:45 PM, by DRTOVAH

    Missed my morning walk today. I stated my day early, before it was light out. Mom caught me on the computer and we had a very long call. I had an early meeting with my boss so I couldn't take much of a walk and be at my computer in time. I did get in a short one on lunch break. I'm about to head out... Read more

  • What to do with old clothes.

    12/16/2014 4:26:33 PM, by SEKAMP1

    That is what I am supposed to blog about today. I don't know if I am going to keep one pair of pants as a reminder of the journey I have been on or not. Hard to believe I would ever forget. And I can't see it being a conversation piece. The rest will go to Salvation Army or Goodwill. Somewhere ot... Read more

  • QUOTES FOR TODAY.

    12/16/2014 4:22:54 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

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  • Day 585

    12/16/2014 1:47:06 PM, by MAWEISBERG

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

  • Wake up Call

    12/16/2014 1:23:34 PM, by L3ON3TOO

    I've always been fairly healthy. Was diagnosed with RA at 24, but have learned to coexist with it in the 44 years since then. So it was a shock to have a TIA and then all the other 3 letter acronyms associated with a hospital visit and testing. My weight isn't that bad--I've lost a few pounds now an... Read more

  • Diabetic Team - Week One Action Plan

    12/16/2014 1:17:10 PM, by SUNWYN

    Week 1 Action Plan Set your goals. Tell us why you're here and what you hope to accomplish. Consider taking a "before" photos that you can post on your SparkPage or in the Team Photos section. Done: 1. Major goal is to lose weight, minor goal is to be 250 by the end of 2015. 2. I am h... Read more

  • Starting Again

    12/16/2014 1:08:11 PM, by SUNWYN

    I had a really difficult year in 2014 but am now back on track so here I am again. I lost 35 pounds here in the past 3 years so I am going to try to continue. My goal at the moment is to be under 250 by the end of 2015. It seems ambitious to me but to put down that I want to weigh 135 (which I do... Read more

  • Bad Days Come To All

    12/16/2014 12:52:06 PM, by ALIALI2013

    Ever have one of those days when you just want to sit and cry because things look hopeless? When I first started SP almost 2 years ago I imagined myself being this 180 pound beauty; but instead I'm still at the weight I was, having lost some and gained some, and unable to figure out why. Thoug... Read more

  • Meeting Update

    12/16/2014 12:28:11 PM, by SANDYSUE1965

    Went to meeting place and then sat in my car too scared to go in. Finally went home and felt bad. Not sure I am ready to share my story with strangers. Will try again soon. Mean time I am reading self-help book and listening to cd's. I am down but not out yet. Happy Holidays.... Read more

  • Not Again...

    12/16/2014 11:52:05 AM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    5:20 last night. Sigh...... Read more

  • 365 DAYS OF CONSISTENCY - DAY TWO

    12/16/2014 11:10:17 AM, by ASH_CLEMENT

    Yesterday was like any other day - I put off working out to the last minute and ended up not getting in a single minute of exercise in. Yes, my day was filled with a lot of things that had to be done, the kids needing my attention, the laundry needed to be done, there were dirty dishes in the sink t... Read more

  • Forever

    12/16/2014 10:38:08 AM, by FLAVORED

    It's been forever since I logged in to spark. More than a year since my last blog which is a good indication that it has been more than a year since my last log in. I have not really had any progress in my weight loss. I think I am actually up to what I was when I started the last time. I don't eat ... Read more

  • Today's feelings

    12/16/2014 9:43:17 AM, by DWG2504

    I'm recovery from the 48 hour stomach bug, I'm back at 80% level of my normal self today.... Read more

  • Up and Down

    12/16/2014 9:20:08 AM, by THESTRALKNIGHT

    Monday is my official weigh in day. I was up a pound. I know that is normal, these ups and downs, but I was disappointed. I had exercised for 8 days straight. Okay, now I know it wasn't that much exercise and my eating is a bit out of hand this time of year, but I am so very very human. Now, today,... Read more

  • It wasn't so bad

    12/16/2014 8:11:00 AM, by SPINNINGJW

    The whirlwind trip to Grand Forks was not as bad as anticipated. I guess when you prepare for the worst, you get pleasantly surprised when it isn't as bad as you imagined. With the exception of funding (wasn't able to pay cash like I wanted because the funds were not yet available) the car buy... Read more

  • National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

    12/16/2014 6:00:56 AM, by ADKISTLER

    National Chocolate Covered Anything Day Date When Celebrated : Always December 16 Chocolaholics rejoice! Today is National Chocolate Covered Anything Day. Its a great day to indulge, binge, "pig out", and otherwise consume... Read more

  • What Does GOD Have To Do With My FitBit?

    12/16/2014 5:56:50 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Singing "All I want for Christmas is a Fitbit Charge" They have a new one coming out! It has a heart rate monitor! I need to save up! I have hope... You see, long before I ever get my heart rate up into a calorie burning zone, the pain form my disabilities kick in and crush me. I hold hope that that... Read more

  • Waiting...

    12/16/2014 5:31:12 AM, by JSTETSER

    Baby Lena is heading north fron SC soon! I can hardly wait to hug her and play with her again. Thank God for holidays! Time for families to reconnect! ... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    12/16/2014 12:52:55 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " If you want others to be happy, practise compassion. If you want to be happy, practise compassion." - Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama... Read more

  • Tuesday

    12/16/2014 12:32:31 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day hugx... Read more

  • Busy still.

    12/15/2014 11:27:35 PM, by ALIALI2013

    Wow, don't think this will slow down until this playground is built, I swear I've either been emailing, talking on the phone, or driving somewhere every second of the day. Alright, that's a little exaggeration, but sure seems like it. I'm exhausted by the end of the day because I'm doing so much a... Read more

  • Monday night

    12/15/2014 11:00:37 PM, by TERRI289

    It was good day, and the next to last day of the semester-woo hoo! Zumba was good, and I got some errands done after work. Good day all around...time to sleep! ... Read more

  • Moved it Monday!

    12/15/2014 10:28:39 PM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    Today was a very productive day! Now I just have to find a little bit more motivation to do some organizing. My Mom is coming to visit tomorrow and I have a lot done already. There are just a few last minute things I want to finish up. At work, we had our data meeting and actually made a few ... Read more

  • Myself Today

    12/15/2014 8:12:58 PM, by SEKAMP1

    I was supposed to blog about who has benefited from my life style change besides me, but I have already blogged about that. So instead I will blog about my day. I decided that this was a "walk" day. We went to the mall. Now you have to realize that I hate crowds. I have been known to walk out ... Read more

  • Monday and Physical Therapy

    12/15/2014 8:03:07 PM, by MILKYWAY515

    What a great start to a week! Started physical therapy to help get more mobile; I feel the therapist "nailed it" and has found part of the problem. I started exercises today that were really work, but it felt good to be making progress! And the reward: the moist heat afterwards!! I am anxious fo... Read more

  • Love my choices

    12/15/2014 7:41:20 PM, by SVBJONES062010

    I woke up this morning and got on my scale, I am down to a weight I haven't been at in (literally) ten years. I am officially 19 pounds away from my first goal of 250 pounds. I'm not going to stop there, my final goal is to be between 130 and 150 pounds . We went to the YMCA that is... Read more

  • Dec 15 2014

    12/15/2014 7:23:21 PM, by CAROL6X

    Well, thought I would do an update on my blog. This week is my 2 year anniversary of my surgery (surgiversary). Gastric Bypass was done on 12/17/2012. I went to my 2 year post surgery visit and it went well. I had my bloodwork done-8 tubes of blood. I should hear later this week on that. They ... Read more

  • Decent day

    12/15/2014 7:19:16 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    But not really a rest day. I started the day with a two hour walk with the dog. Then I danced like a crazy fool for almost half an hour. I got out my stability ball and did some ST, and tried a new routine on one of my yoga DVDs, as well... and the day isn't over. I had an appointment this after... Read more

  • Feeling Positive!

    12/15/2014 6:45:43 PM, by ECKOKITTEN

    Having a much better day today! Yay me. I was able to walk down to the pharmacy and use the discount card so I only had to pay $15 for my medication! So that made me happy. I haven't napped in 3 days. It hasn't been easy. I think boredom is part of the problem. I need to summon the energy to g... Read more

  • Quote of the day 12/15/14

    12/15/2014 5:38:34 PM, by KIPSTER52

    "By taking the time to stop and appreciate who you are and what you've achieved - and perhaps learned through a few mistakes, stumbles and losses - you actually can enhance everything about you. Self-acknowledgment and appreciation are what give you the insights and awareness to move forward t... Read more

  • A Touching Christmas Story

    12/15/2014 4:35:51 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    I hurried into the local department store to grab some last minute Christmas gifts. I looked at all the people and grumbled to myself. I would be in here forever and I just had too much to do. Christmas was becoming such a drag. I kinda wished that I could just sleep through Christmas. But I hurried... Read more

  • not doing very good bad year

    12/15/2014 4:00:54 PM, by PNORTHCUT

    well, I had a really bad year.....been sick, teeth pulled, sciatic nerve on my right leg...worse thing that I have every had.....4 weeks of doing nothing...that is not me...but got a lot of knitting done....lol......been sick with the flu, cold, medication that made me very sick.....couldn't eat any... Read more

  • Better But Still...

    12/15/2014 3:24:02 PM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    6 hrs and asleep by 3:30...... Read more

  • Challenging time of year....

    12/15/2014 3:08:32 PM, by TIZZYLISH2

    So, this was a challenging calorie week: multiple parties, events that took me to restaurants, and one more party to go tonight. It is well, scary, to see the number of calories add up as I enter the food items after going to a party: 1200 just for one meal, that is just wrong! I usually bring a tou... Read more

  • First Blog

    12/15/2014 11:51:02 AM, by BRANDILOSES

    I am going to try to blog. Hopefully I can stay consistent with it. Maybe if I let some stuff out it will help. Having a hard time right now. Stress and everything. I have a lot of anxiety problems. I even worry myself sick (literally) about stuff that is most likely never going to happen. I tried... Read more

  • Making Monday Matter

    12/15/2014 9:22:24 AM, by UNIQUESON

    The beginning of the work week used to be a time for me to drag myself into work feeling tired despite just having spent a weekend sitting around, for the most part. No more: now Mondays will include two "walk breaks" of 15 minutes each where I will walk the halls at a brisk pace to knock off s... Read more

  • 5th Year Spark Anniversary!

    12/15/2014 8:33:01 AM, by SUNSHINEYOURWAY

    WOW! Thank you Spark People and thank you Lightening Runner for introducing me to The Spark People. I have accomplished so much and Spark People has been my Life Saver ever since starting this Fitness Program 12/2009. I moved from FL back to NC to care for my elder mother and went through many ... Read more

  • 365 DAYS OF CONSISTENCY - DAY ONE

    12/15/2014 7:12:51 AM, by ASH_CLEMENT

    Long time since I actually blogged. Been meaning to blog about consistency for quite some time as that is one thing that I lack. I somehow seem to not be consistent in my workouts. It is better now than it used to be before - exercising for a month and then a hiatus for a year - now it is more like ... Read more

  • XL

    12/15/2014 6:03:59 AM, by TSAR14

    Purchased a new workout outfit yesterday. Size XL... Read more

  • Bill of Rights Day

    12/15/2014 5:51:14 AM, by ADKISTLER

    Bill of Rights Day When : Always December 15 Today is Bill of Rights Day. To Americans, the Bill of Rights are key amendments to the U.S. Constitution, that protect our individual rights. On March 4, 1789, the Constituti... Read more

  • The Icy Climb

    12/15/2014 5:05:31 AM, by JSTETSER

    The weather report said "nice day". Monadnock did not agree. Sometimes mountains have their own micro weather patterns. Our hike was shrouded in a deep dark cloud, and the trail was covered in rime ice. The bottom did not look bad at all. Read more

  • Getting an early start to the work week

    12/15/2014 2:44:58 AM, by DRTOVAH

    Work has been slow since two new people were hired. I went from having tons of overtime to scrambling to meet my minimum hours. So instead of having regular hours I keep hovering over the computer during waking hours to pick up assignments that generally last 1-2ish hours. On the plus side it i... Read more

  • New Week

    12/15/2014 12:57:44 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Wnjoy your week be blessed sending prayers hug... Read more

  • 24 DOWN

    12/15/2014 12:39:52 AM, by MANOLY

    Thank you SP without you this never was going to happen, I'm so happy with this results and the ones to come in the next months. I went to see my doctor and still PREDIABETIC my diagnostic and my A1c is 6.1, but I'm sure my next blood test in 3 months is going to be a lot better, is not the first ti... Read more

  • Today's Inspiration

    12/15/2014 12:24:31 AM, by PRAIRIECROCUS

    " People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing." - Dale Carnegie... Read more

  • Healthy Leftovers

    12/14/2014 11:43:15 PM, by SHOTOKIDO

    I'm pushing the definition of leftovers, but the healthy part is certain. So I eat a lot of legumes - peas and beans - and especially different kinds of dried peas and beans. I'm running out of several different types of dried peas and beans simultaneously, so I used the remnants of them ... Read more

  • Day 584

    12/14/2014 11:23:19 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • A Busy Weekend.

    12/14/2014 10:57:57 PM, by ALIALI2013

    Wow, I can't believe my last post was Thursday, I guess I have been busy. Well, the Ticket sales on Friday and Saturday went really well, we sold $195. worth of tickets (at 6 for $5 and 4 for $1/each because the 2 who were selling before I got there didn't know and sold 4 of the tickets for $1... Read more

  • When I start to eat better then I eat terrible

    12/14/2014 10:48:51 PM, by LMMONTES

    When I try to eat better, I end up eating all junk. Maybe I don't care. I know I care I just don't understand it. I there anything I can do different? I think I need to follow a plan where it is written down what I need to eat each day. Is there anyway that I can get like a two week plan? Feel... Read more

  • I'm a Grandma!

    12/14/2014 10:36:41 PM, by MOMMA2FIVE76

    So one of the reasons I wanted to lose weight is that I didn't want to look bad for pictures with my new Grandson. He was born today and our first picture is precious! I am so glad I lost some weight so that I didn't have to look at today's pictures in disgust. Read more

  • No More Time

    12/14/2014 10:31:31 PM, by PREPAREMYTEMPLE

    It is time to get healthy. I do not have any more time to waste if I want to die at a very old age. I must get organized so that I will finally get healthy. I am already 60 years old. I will get healthy because I am going to follow my plan. I have a daily schedule that includes time to exercise. I... Read more

  • Saturday/Sunday

    12/14/2014 9:07:10 PM, by TERRI289

    Saturday was good, family Christmas party in Lancaster. it was a nice time. Sunday, an open house with good friends. Another excellent party. Relaxing with episodes of Arrow..Have a great week! ... Read more

  • Extra hour in day

    12/14/2014 8:59:06 PM, by DWG2504

    an extra hour in my day may allow me more meal planning time and get an earlier start on my exercise.... Read more

  • All or nothing?

    12/14/2014 8:55:39 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I have mentioned before that I tend to have an all or nothing mentality. Yesterday was an "all" day, and then today was another. I really do know I need to give my body a chance to recover, but sometimes I forget for a day or two... or three. I rounded out my active day yesterday with over an hou... Read more

  • Sunday...a new week

    12/14/2014 7:00:19 PM, by WANDAC2013

    And I started it with a bang...eating like a friggin horse. But....I did pick myself up, got on my bike and did 30 minutes!!!! Plus 2 sets of 25 wall pushups!!!!... Read more

  • "Hark the Herald Angels Sing"

    12/14/2014 5:42:35 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Hope this brings joy to your heart. ... Read more

  • Little Ways of motivation

    12/14/2014 5:22:56 PM, by SVBJONES062010

    So decided this week I was going to stay off the scale, for a number of reasons. Most of those reasons coincide with a SparkPeople article about needing to take a break from the scale. But my break is ONLY from my scale. My break is not from my program, it's not from eating healthy, and it's not ... Read more

  • Football and the treadmill: winning combo!

    12/14/2014 5:10:09 PM, by UNIQUESON

    Tried walking on the treadmill during today's game and it was great! Made the time go by so much faster--and it was motivating watching the players running all over the place. I am adding floor exercises tonight, along with some stretching. Starting the week on the right note!... Read more

  • Special Sunday

    12/14/2014 1:05:03 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Sunday, December 14, 2014... Read more

  • Quote of the day 12/14/14

    12/14/2014 12:30:27 PM, by KIPSTER52

    "Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another." John Dewey Break down your ultimate goal into manageable chunks that way it will not seem so overwhelming.... Read more

  • Hi, I'm Ed (via my wife PATTI_PAL)

    12/14/2014 12:15:04 PM, by MASON_ED

    I'm really PATTI_PAL1 writing as my husband Ed. So far, I'm using SparkPeople to keep track of his food intake as he was slowly (maybe not so slowly) starving himself to death. He was in the hospital from November 30 until December 6 because of COPD (he lives with all he time now), 2 broken ri... Read more

  • When it comes to exercise.

    12/14/2014 12:14:14 PM, by SEKAMP1

    this is one of those fill in the blanks. I am really good at walking. This was a area that I felt was critical in the beginning. I didn't have good balance due to my size and felt it was a short time before I would need a walker. Also my hips would ache after a few steps. After 8 weeks I can walk... Read more

  • Ordered new running shoes!

    12/14/2014 11:54:26 AM, by DRTOVAH

    I'm getting close to needing new shoes with all the walking and soon more running I do. I have 2 pairs in rotation and a third old pair that I use in icky conditions like dirt and puddles. The old pair needs to go and older of the rotation shoes needs to be the icky pair. I've been wanting to t... Read more

  • 4 Hours...

    12/14/2014 11:41:01 AM, by PEACHY_GIRL

    Damn it, only 4 hours of sleep last night. DD didn't get to bed until 5:30am, so tired...... Read more

  • When things go astray

    12/14/2014 10:23:21 AM, by SCOOBYMARE59

    I HAD been doing really good. I was tracking, drinking water, portion control. THEN my first Christmas party. THought I did good till I tracked the food, then figured out I did not do as good as I thought. Then several things happened since the Party and I started to stress eat and didn't tr... Read more

  • National Bouillabaisse Day

    12/14/2014 10:09:10 AM, by ADKISTLER

    National Bouillabaisse Day When : Always December 14 I think that you will agree with me that this is a somewhat fishy day. It's National Bouillabaisse Day, a day to celebrate a tasty Mediterranean fish stew or soup. Bou... Read more

  • Feeling Bleh.

    12/14/2014 8:34:54 AM, by BECKYS222

    So yesterday I weighed myself and I'd gained 3 pounds. Knowing I had chinese on Thursday I figured it could still be a water weight thing so I held off putting the dreaded truth on my trackers until I weighed myself today. It was even higher. Ugh. I have been eating more because I stupid... Read more