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  • Got A Little Carried Away

    3/2/2015 1:19:04 PM, by GOLFGMA

    I love Mondays! On Monday evening each week three of my friends and I get together at 6:00 to play Canasta and sometimes we switch to other card games. We break after an hour or so and have our little social refreshment time. We take turns providing the refreshments and tonight is my night to pro... Read more

  • The Day With Family

    2/28/2015 8:49:19 PM, by GOLFGMA

    My sisters and I were so looking forward to this day. We had a call from a cousin last week asking us to save today for a visit from her and her sister. We had not seen them since last March, but, had contact via phone, email and facebook. They were coming from different directions since they l... Read more

  • Fun Workout!

    2/27/2015 1:10:06 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Actually, a better description would have been "funny" as in ha, ha. I enjoy watching the talk show "Live With Kelly And Michael". This morning I happened to think of it in time to see only half the show. Decided to walk and exercise while I watched the show. I am so used to the Leslie San... Read more

  • Finally!

    2/26/2015 9:41:17 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Today was the day! Finally got the Aria scale set up and I am glad the wait is over. The advocate who helped today was very kind and took me through the process . My only regret is that my weigh in today was at an odd hour. I think I actually stepped on the scale for the four times for calib... Read more

  • Clearly Confusion!

    2/25/2015 8:29:52 AM, by GOLFGMA

    I am finding myself a little confused about water intake. I have spent some time trying to decide if you can drink too much water. I know that some people can because, I have a friend who was drinking so much trying to lose weight she drank more than her kidneys could handle and wound up in the h... Read more

  • Surprise!

    2/24/2015 8:37:08 AM, by GOLFGMA

    According to the "Weather Chanel" we were to possibly get some snow on Wednesday evening. This morning at 6:30 when I first peeped out my window snow was falling and it was such a surprise. The picture above is from my kitchen window looking north. Picture below is from the south side o... Read more

  • Update on life~~~picts

    2/23/2015 7:04:17 AM, by KELLIE453

    Well my husband and I have been working hard since the beginning of January to lose weight and start really exercising. Overall we have stuck with things, eating right and most everyday trying to do some sort of exercising. Last month I had the weight falling off, I lost 22 pounds in January....th... Read more

  • Weekly Update

    2/22/2015 8:36:19 AM, by GOLFGMA

    This week has been so different from my normal week. The snow that came in on Monday had me rushing out for milk and bread like thousands of others. First time I had ever seen the grocery store out-of-milk! 466 My exercise routine was different since everything was inside with no outside lo... Read more

  • Survival Images

    2/20/2015 7:20:05 PM, by GOLFGMA

    When Winter time blues begin to get my "goat" I have a few images in mind to get me through to Spring. Seeing signs of Spring flowers underneath the layer of snow we have here in North Carolina this week. Hurry Spring!... Read more

  • Hold On A Minute!

    2/19/2015 9:16:42 AM, by GOLFGMA

    Less to do with exercising and more about what you put in your mouth. When I first saw this statement I did a double take to see who was putting down exercising. Quickly saw this was not the case. The article went on to state the true benefit of exercise is how it makes you feel. N... Read more

  • "The Aria"

    2/17/2015 9:54:00 AM, by GOLFGMA

    I was so excited. Heard about the fitbit aria from a SP friend and decided it would be my next healthy purchase. This scale was to be another way to stay accountable. Connected to my fitbit tracker account it would send my weight to my Spark People account each time I used the scale. ... Read more

  • Wishing For Team Support

    2/16/2015 9:01:57 AM, by GOLFGMA

    I know how much talking via comments, blogs and ect. has helped to keep me active and trying harder to improve myself has been. I want to get my team involved in supporting each other on our team page with getting to know each other through our team post and comments. I am encouraging with a chall... Read more

  • Bondage Breakers by Neil T Anderson (Christian book)

    2/13/2015 9:25:58 AM, by SPDMONKEYMAMA

    First let me start out with one simple thing. I am not writing this post to start a theological debate or to step on anyone's toes. I am a Christian and I have deep rooted believes because of that. This website is a place where we are learning how to have healthier lives and I fully believe my fa... Read more

  • 50 lbs down...more to go!

    2/12/2015 10:56:56 AM, by BILLBILLBILL

    Saw this on Failblog and it made me smile! Anyways, on to my blog... I was attempting to only weigh in once a week but knew that was not going to happen when I saw yesterday that I was only 0.8 lbs away from 50 lbs down. Didn't take as long as I thought it turns out. Got on the scale... Read more

  • Pop - Pop!

    2/10/2015 4:20:41 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Some interesting facts I read today about one of my favorite foods. 1. A single portion of popcorn contains more antioxidants than all the fruit and vegetables most people eat in a day noted in a study by Scranton University. 2. Popcorn also has a large amount of vitamins; folate, ... Read more

  • Week 2 Goals and Reflection on Week 1

    2/9/2015 1:38:38 PM, by SPDMONKEYMAMA

    Reflect on Week 1 I gave myself 4 goals to work on. Steps, Calories, Exercise and Water. As far as reaching my goals I noticed I really felt overwhelmed by the goals and the fact I wasn't getting "Goal met" icons every day so this week I am going adjust for that. Emotionally this last w... Read more

  • My, How times Have Changes

    2/7/2015 10:47:53 PM, by GOLFGMA

    I was having a little snack tonight before bed time and I had to smile to myself and think how a few years ago I would not have been eating applesauce. Applesauce was for when the children were small. Now I am often eating applesauce for one of my two fruits per day. Tonight I added ra... Read more

  • Feb 6 2015

    2/6/2015 11:10:38 AM, by SPDMONKEYMAMA

    My daughter finally slept 8 hours last night which meant I got to sleep 8 hours. I have been up for about 90 minutes and have already had my 1st cups of water of the day. I am aiming for 4 of my water bottles today. I know I can do this. My plan for day is pretty simple. I have a lot of s... Read more

  • A Must Do!

    2/4/2015 3:31:56 PM, by GOLFGMA

    If we are serious about eating healthy and losing weight a "must do" is eating breakfast. Eating breakfast revs up your metabolism and stops you from eating later. Healthy fats will help you to keep going and going............. Include proteins and whole grains. ... Read more

  • What I can and cannot control

    2/3/2015 6:20:16 PM, by BILLBILLBILL

    I spent the better part of today in a training seminar that felt like it would never end. I had a lot of time to think and ponder (scary, I know). I hadn't weighed myself in almost a week since my wife hid the scale from me. She was sick of seeing me weigh myself so much knowing I do better when I d... Read more

  • Emphasis On................

    2/3/2015 10:12:51 AM, by GOLFGMA

    The emphasis will be on "calories in versus calories out" in this blog just reminding us to keep this important balance in mind. 381 381 381 381 381 381... Read more

  • Weekly Goals

    2/2/2015 10:42:06 PM, by SPDMONKEYMAMA

    1) walk at least 2500 steps every day 248 Monday 3594 39 Tueday 1453 39 Wednesday 206 (Nothing like complete honesty on this blog. I barely got out of my house today) 248 Thursday 2574 (Had care group tonight so that helped. I am hoping to get out and about a little tomorrow. 39... Read more

  • On Being Grateful

    2/1/2015 9:14:20 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Today while reading an article here on SP I read an interesting fact regarding being grateful. Researchers are finding that people who show and express the most gratitude are happier, healthier and more energetic. Grateful people report fewer symptoms such as headaches, stomach... Read more