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  • May Goals

    5/1/2016 7:38:40 AM, by BREEZE70

    May Goals, Time sure flies. 30 . There is a popular saying, Dont watch the time, do what the clock does, keep ticking, keep going. This month my goals are: 1. Drink at least 8 cups of water daily 2. Exercise at least 4x a week 3. Think positive, negative emotions are a waste of time ... Read more

  • Your Everyday Story Matters!

    5/1/2016 5:15:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Friends, What you do with your today matters. If you choose to, you can make today just a little better than yesterday. It's all up to you! You can fly with those who lift you up and thrust you forward. You could sink with those who drag you down. I am choosing to fly today. I am loo... Read more

  • Strong

    5/1/2016 12:37:05 AM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • A better day today

    4/30/2016 11:36:41 PM, by CONCERNED85

    Thursday and Friday I could not touch any part of my body except my hands as the touch would hurt. I hate having fibromyalgia. Today was great. I got enough sleep, I had energy, I didn't have pain, I got things done around the house and took a 1/2 mile walk. All winter have pretty much done no exerc... Read more

  • a windy day

    4/30/2016 5:04:51 PM, by MOMMY445

    it's hard to believe another month is coming to a close. sometimes it feels like the month only began the other day. a day of rest and reflection for me today. my daughter is off playing with one of her friends from school. so i get some unexpected down time today. i will use it to reflect on april ... Read more

  • Yuky condo rules!

    4/30/2016 4:05:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    I got a reprimand phone call from "the management." not supposed to have my van on the grass. Well- I am moving things out of my basement to declutter this condo for selling. I drove the van to the basement door, 'round back. A truck was coming to take the boxes. They had to park in... Read more

  • Day 1088

    4/30/2016 3:30:07 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Did 5 of 7 exercises. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

    4/30/2016 11:38:47 AM, by COACHSANDRALEE

    Total Time: 3 hrs. 28 min. Prep Time: 15 min. Cooking Time: 3 hrs. 13 min. Yield: 10 servings, about 1 cup each Ingredients: 1 tsp. olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 medium jalapenos, seeded and deveined, finely chopped 1 lb. raw ground chicken ... Read more

  • Before the race

    4/30/2016 6:18:50 AM, by WINACHST

    Race starts in 3 1/2 hours and I am having my coffee. I cannot start my day without coffee. I had a restless night and woke up before the alarm. The good news is that the weather is going to be great for running. Last night we went to pick up our packets, but on the way, we picked up my 6 year... Read more

  • Finding the Bargain at the Goodwill Store

    4/30/2016 5:41:24 AM, by JSTETSER

    I love my $1 LLBEAN sweater that I bought at Goodwill Store in Concord. I can remember going into thrift stores in the past and leaving frustrated. I knew that goo bargains were hiding all around me, but I just couldn't find them. Here is my plan for finding those elusive great deals! 1. Re... Read more

  • Leap of Faith

    4/30/2016 12:50:10 AM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • Beet Relish

    4/30/2016 12:01:22 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Time to go out to garden! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 cups peeled, finely chopped (or grated), cooked fresh beets (about 3 medium beets) 2 Tbsps grated fresh horseradish (not prepared sauce) 4 tsps sugar (or more, to taste) 4 tsps vinegar 1 tsp cayenn... Read more

  • How many calories per day is correct?

    4/29/2016 11:43:38 PM, by BEACH_KANGA

    I've always been confused about this. I just looked it up on Michelle Bridge's site. So, before I forget... Women: 1200 for weight loss 1500 (or less) for maintenance ... Read more

  • Days 4-5 the 30 Day Stay WIthin My Calorie Range Challenge!!

    4/29/2016 11:24:08 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, So I failed to blog yesterday but I was just super tired, it wasn't that I had fallen off the proverbial wagon and was hiding. 30 I'm have now actually stayed within my calorie range for 5 days straight!! 244 These 5 days haven't been the easiest especially today when my plans ch... Read more

  • Halfway

    4/29/2016 11:00:57 PM, by HEALTHYME98

    This journey began 3 years ago in April 2013! My mother had just been diagnosed with cancer and I rejoined SP. I admit for 1 year and a half I was an emotional eater as Mom went through her treatment ups and downs. Finally, in the Fall of 2014, I had lost 20, gained back 10, lost 10, gain back 10... Read more

  • Packed Lunch Review 4/29/16

    4/29/2016 2:12:15 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Happy Friday Spark Friends..... This week I've been terrible at reviewing my lunches in part because I've done poorly eating lunch! Breve coffee's are not a food group, btw. 106 Coffee how I love thee. So bad habits are creeping back not making breakfast and just drinking co... Read more

  • Day 1087

    4/29/2016 2:09:10 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Whole30 and PiYo...Day 59

    4/29/2016 1:55:39 PM, by SLMUELLER83

    Thursday was another hectic day like this whole week. If it wasn't one thing it was another. Oh well this week shall pass soon and also this month :) Walked on lunch which wasn't too bad. It didn't rain at least. Left work late but still managed to make sure I did both exercises, made an appropriate... Read more

  • One Week Ago Today

    4/29/2016 11:25:27 AM, by KLMEIRING

    Well, it is official. I have accomplished one week of morning walks with my walking partner as of today. We started last Friday and we have walked 4 days since then including today. It is not long and it is not fast, but I am moving. It really helps to know that someone is expecting me to show u... Read more

  • Baked Jumbo Shrimp

    4/29/2016 10:27:30 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Seafood tonight! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2-1/4 pounds large raw shrimp 1/2 c butter or margarine 1 tsp salt 6 cloves garlic, minced 1/3 c chopped parsley 3 tsps grated lemon peel 3 Tbsps lemon juice lemon wedges Directions~ ... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/29/2016 8:23:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is coming to a close soon. another month is almost done,too. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am enjoying a much needed day off from running errands. i am continuing with my spring cleaning efforts. that is something which i need to get done so i can have even mo... Read more

  • Some Days You Need an Extra ....

    4/29/2016 7:54:24 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Dose of Jesus Cup of ice cream Cup of coffee Bowl of comfort soup Walk 30 minute workout Mile Run Hour of Sleep Nap Pair of Hands Blessing Car Purse What are some things you need extra of from time to time?... Read more

  • I'm back. Been a long time.

    4/29/2016 6:54:31 AM, by CONCERNED85

    It's been a long time since being on this site. I really need to stick to my goals this time and get this weight off. Trying to get a grip on my hunger is a real issue most days, but at least I am only 10 pounds heavier than the first time started on here.... Read more

  • spring 2016 4/29/16

    4/29/2016 6:28:45 AM, by 266266

    wow ,so much has happened. #141 today... I passed my " be fit" with 100% again!! GO ME!!!!!!!!! So nice to get rid of that!! Haiti was a really good missions trip. Loved sharing it with Kelly!! I'm going back!! 224 Kelly got in @ the U Pham D program!!!! WOOT, I get to keep her home!!!... Read more

  • Goals for next month

    4/29/2016 5:50:41 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    My goals for next month are to continue working on this month's goals. The end of the school year really hurts my routine, so I have gotten a little off track, but I will continue to improve on those. This month, I want to try a beginner yoga class. We have one at my gym on Tuesdays (during th... Read more

  • Finding my own healthy and running my own race*

    4/29/2016 5:20:07 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yes, I'm Running my Own Healthy Race! *Truthfully, I am not much of a runner. I love to hike and to walk. Occasionally, I run with a purpose. . I run when itís about to storm and Iím on a mountain. I run when Iím late. I run whenever I have to. Mt Washington 2014 I am walking fast a... Read more

  • I've Learned

    4/28/2016 9:03:40 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • Whole30 and PiYo...Day 57 & 58

    4/28/2016 7:33:43 PM, by SLMUELLER83

    Tuesday and Wednesday were busy days. Still fighting with the truck to get it fixed. Hopefully it will be done today and he can work Friday. It's been very dreary but I have been able to walk on my lunches. I did PiYo on Tuesday but it was too late once I got home on Wednesday which means that I wil... Read more

  • quiet times

    4/28/2016 4:04:45 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am enjoying a time of planning. I will be facilitating a discussion on the book, The Faith Club for our residents. My team consists of Barbara Hetrick, Chaplain Carl Wenzel, and me. We will present this program to the residents at the May Town Hall. I am very happy to be involved. I have ... Read more

  • Day 1086

    4/28/2016 1:59:34 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Did 5 of 7 exercises. Feeling good.... Read more

  • a sunny day

    4/28/2016 1:42:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    a cool sunny day here today. my daughter says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Knowledge IS Power

    4/28/2016 11:36:26 AM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Yesterday I was struggling with the idea of sugar and sugar substitutes for at least the second or third time since I started eating a low carb high fat diet 3 months ago. I know sugar and white processed junk was making me sick. I don't want to be sick so the decision to not eat those things is g... Read more

  • 42

    4/28/2016 11:19:10 AM, by MRSHONEYCOMB

    I had typed out a really long blog with a lot of detail and then apparently hit a wrong button and it deleted so no blog for today! ūüėě... Read more

  • Blessings in the Storm

    4/28/2016 5:57:42 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Sometimes I can get so focused on the storm that I fail to see the blessings Today is a day of gratitude! No weight gain from compulsive eating! Portion control is happening! Sunny days Small miracles Dad is happy puppy breath Friends Safe travels Seeing family I haven't seen in... Read more

  • Spa Day

    4/28/2016 5:48:19 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Yesterday was a nice spa day. I had a facial wax and a mani-pedi. I was so relaxed when I got home that I could barely move. This is a stressful week. I sure needed that pampering. Sometimes taking care of ourselves is more than just working out, eating right, and planning...sometimes its just a nic... Read more

  • Yes we can! Yes we will be happy!

    4/28/2016 5:16:01 AM, by JSTETSER

    Focus. Find those things in life that bring you joy, and keep your heart close to them! Get out in nature, and let go of your worries! Give God your concerns, and cast all your care on Him. When we live at peace, we are happier and healthier. Yes we can, yes we will be happy!... Read more

  • Red Beans And Rice

    4/28/2016 12:07:07 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, A meal in itself! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 package dry kidney beans 1-pound package smoked sausage 2 smoked ham hocks or 4 smoked turkey necks 1 small onion 1/2 small green pepper onion salt (to taste) garlic salt (to taste) black pepper (to ... Read more

  • Day 3 the 30 Day Stay WIthin My Calorie Range Challenge!!

    4/27/2016 11:21:58 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, So today was another good day despite being a long and tiring one. I got up this morning and did my Insanity: Max 30 Sweat Intervals video and as you can probably tell by the name it was no joke. I did well though and I definitely noticed that it was better than my other 2 rounds ... Read more

  • I know it is not monday but I will forget to post this later....

    4/27/2016 9:40:09 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Faith

    4/27/2016 8:32:27 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • Been awhile

    4/27/2016 7:41:12 PM, by WINACHST

    Wow! It has been quite some time since I logged onto Spark People. We no longer have internet service where we live, so my access is very limited. How have things been for me? Well, I have lost a couple of pounds and hopefully, they will stay lost. I have been training with my 14 year old... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/27/2016 4:00:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,sunny day here today. i just found that my parents will be moving in the next few months, closer to the biggest city in the province of canada where i live,ontario. that means i need to get to their place and go through what i still have there as soon as i can. i am also going through st... Read more

  • Thank you for the kind words!

    4/27/2016 3:45:33 PM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Dad is home and receiving hospice care at home now instead of a hospice house. He really wanted to come home and we did our best to make that possible! He will be transported home either tonight or tomorrow depending on when they get the hospice bed set up at the house. The next few days and w... Read more

  • Day 1085

    4/27/2016 3:40:47 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • So Much.

    4/27/2016 3:22:39 PM, by KANSASROSE67

    I see it has been a long time since I wrote a blog. It's been a stressful time. My husband's mother, Geneva, has been in the hospital for two weeks. During the first week, she was here in our small local hospital while tests were conducted and they tried to figure out why she was in pain, nauseou... Read more

  • Watermelon Punch

    4/27/2016 3:08:33 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Got watermelons growing in your garden? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 6 cups watermelon juice (see note) 2 cups pineapple juice 1 can (12 ounces) frozen raspberry juice blend 1 small can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate 1/4 c lemon juice ... Read more

  • 5 yrs,5 yrs,5 yrs

    4/27/2016 10:34:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    I thought Someone would have told me it took way too long for me to learn to speak up! Not one person did that! 252 And through each 5 years I was reading self help books, going to alanon (8 yrs!) , and doing lots of crying. No, I would not give up. It was a very hard journey! (... Read more

  • Is this how the doctor checks drug interactions--(well not webMD but yes computer data sheet)?

    4/27/2016 10:29:24 AM, by CTUPTON
    ult.htm# chris... Read more

  • Yes, I can! and yes, I will stay healthy!

    4/27/2016 5:27:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yes I can and yes, I will stay healthy! Today Iím looking at what I want to have in my life. I want good health. If I have learned one thing in this life, it is that if you donít eat right and exercise, your body will suffer. I want to enjoy my upcoming retirement, and I intend to stay strong p... Read more

  • Day 2 the 30 Day Stay WIthin My Calorie Range Challenge!!

    4/26/2016 9:07:15 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, So today was my second day of my 30 day Calorie Range Challenge and it was a good one. My calories according to my Spark Nutrition Tracker are 1305 which is 245 calories below my maximum daily calories so 244 for that. Also on the exercise front this morning I did my Insani... Read more

  • Wi-Fi

    4/26/2016 8:29:05 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • a cooler day

    4/26/2016 6:32:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    it started off raining here and cool. now the sun is shining brightly and it is still cool outside. that is okay with me and my daughter. all the birds say cheep,cheep! i get to hear quite a few different birds chirping outside these days, including robins and cardinals. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Whole30 and PiYo...Day 55/56

    4/26/2016 4:19:13 PM, by SLMUELLER83

    Not sure how the count got off but oh well at least I'm accounting for myself. Monday was a good day. I walked on lunch and did exercises like I planned to. Unfortunately for the husband it was a rough day. The truck is still having issues still. looks like replacing another u joint is not entirely ... Read more

  • Day 1084

    4/26/2016 2:38:44 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Did 5 of 7 exercises. Feeling good.... Read more

  • The Show Must Go On!

    4/26/2016 2:21:45 PM, by LITTLEIM

    Had a massive wake up call this week when I tried on my costume for a performance I've been working towards for a couple of months and COULDN'T GET THE ZIPPER DONE UP! In the end I managed, but it was a struggle. I realised I can't keep saying I want to lose weight - I have to actually do somet... Read more

  • I surprised myself!

    4/26/2016 10:20:50 AM, by DISNEYNERD13

    I set some goals for myself last week. I promised to move 10 minutes more a day, drink 8 glasses of water a day, and check into SP every day. I also added a personal improvement goal of wearing two pieces of jewelry that I really loved every day. I thought these were dumpy goals that wouldn't mat... Read more

  • Sweet And Sour Chicken

    4/26/2016 8:37:36 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Some like it sweet, some like it sour! I got both! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 Tbsps soy sauce 3 Tbsps sake or sherry 1 Tbsp sesame oil 1/2 tsp ground ginger Directions~ Mix all of the ingredients plus 2 tablespoons of water in a b... Read more

  • My Pre-Prom Week

    4/26/2016 5:43:44 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    This next couple of weeks are going to be difficult. I am going to stay in as much of a routine as I can. The end of the school year plays havoc with my schedule and my routine. I just schedule everything and hope for the best. Yesterday, we got a private donor to buy all the prom food with th... Read more

  • I can, I will!

    4/26/2016 5:21:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    I can find ways to receive good medical help, and I will live a healthy life! Yes I can, and yes, I will! It might be a long road, but that's all right! Last night I got good news. Iím normal! Well, at least my mammogram came back that all is fine. I was amazed! For the past 25 years, ... Read more

  • Radical Change ....Necessary ?

    4/26/2016 4:31:45 AM, by SAL_SLIM

    I met an old friend for lunch. She moved out town a couple of years ago and was here for a short visit. She looked great, and has lost a lot of weight. I asked her how, and she said she was eating healthy. After a bit she told me her whole "sensible" eating plan - Very very low Carbs (except on... Read more

  • Thankfully, I have learned lots over the years.

    4/25/2016 9:42:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    Today hubby barked at me about something. It did not affect me at all. In fact later I told him I was glad he got mad. It showed his spunk-which isn't often there not after the stroke in 2006. When we were first married I divided my time into 5 years, 5 years, and 5 years. It seems incredible ... Read more

  • Where Would We Be Without SparkPeople!!

    4/25/2016 8:02:19 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, So today I'm compelled to just take a moment and say what an 345 place SparkPeople is!! I shudder to think where many of us would be without the support, motivation, information, tools and everything else that we get on SparkPeople. Today for example I decided to take some ... Read more

  • Those Moods

    4/25/2016 7:49:04 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • Whole30 and PiYo...Day 53 & 54

    4/25/2016 5:21:21 PM, by SLMUELLER83

    The Weekend!! Well it went fine, rained all weekend, but we needed it. Worked on the truck and came smack up on the tire rest for the trailer. Not once but twice, lucky thing it was once per shoulder though. Yeah it still hurts!! Not sure if I have a bruise cause I'm peeling at this point thanks to ... Read more

  • Week 90: I'm Worth It

    4/25/2016 3:01:11 PM, by BLUEDIADEM

    Down two pounds on week 10 of my program and week 1 back on Spark, for a total of 10 pounds down!! I'm excited to see some movement on the scale to go along with how much better and stronger I'm feeling. The husband's out of town until Wednesday night on a business trip, so I'm on my own for fo... Read more

  • This weekend

    4/25/2016 1:35:55 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    My parents are taking me out to eat for my birthday, Mom is making my favorite cake -- Italian cream cake-- and said that shopping for a new bathing suit can be on the list! Dad bought my bus ticket. I'm so excited! I'm in exercise attire, I did 30 minutes aerobic bike this morning and this after... Read more

  • Day 1083

    4/25/2016 12:54:51 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • a rainy day

    4/25/2016 11:58:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is also a cooler day here today. that is okay with me. i feel that i did well on the job interview today. i will relax for the rest of the day. my daughter says hi to all of mommy's friends! all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Looking for a summer weight loss challenge. Consider BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge) Summer Camp

    4/25/2016 11:34:08 AM, by SMERTZ

    The BLC has been around for about 8 years and well are once again opening it up to new members. Normally the challenge runs for 15 weeks (spring and fall) but in the summer challenge is only for 8 weeks. So what is the BLC???? The BLC is comprised of about 18 TEAMS, made up of approximate... Read more

  • Reply to my last blog

    4/25/2016 8:53:35 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Well I never made it to the gym this morning. I didnt get to bed till 1030 but didnt really get to sleep till 1130. Housework and a shower took a little longer than I thought. Would have been in bed at 10 but my grandma fell asleep for like 10 minutes and then woke up all confused. This made it ... Read more

  • My Father is Passing Away

    4/25/2016 8:19:00 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Hospice has been called in. My heart is breaking. I drove last night to Florida with my brother. We got in around 2am. Up early this morning. Heading over to see him. Please pray for a quick passing with NO pain! He has been through a lot. I might not be as active here for a couple weeks but I will ... Read more

  • Changing my Mind

    4/25/2016 5:30:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are some big changes ahead for me. My son is moving to Southern Florida and starting a new life as a resident in a great hospital. My mother is 94, and may not outlive me. I will retire from my job one day. The first way to prepare is in my mind. It is time to change the way that I thi... Read more

  • Days 3-7

    4/25/2016 4:10:28 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    After this post I will just do them weekly. I should really stop calling it 2 shakes + 1 meal because that very rarely happened. I think instead I'll call it 30 days of accountability! 30 days of being accountable to myself and not trying to hide anything. It has also got me into the habit of tracki... Read more

  • Taco Chicken Rolls

    4/25/2016 12:34:20 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Need something for movie night but do not know what? Well, I got it right here! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 C finely crushed cheese flavored crackers 1 envelope taco seasoning 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves 2 ounces shredded Monterey Jack che... Read more

  • Too Often

    4/24/2016 8:58:50 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • Got off track

    4/24/2016 8:48:06 PM, by JOYOUS_FIG

    Sometimes it is hard to stay motivated. It seems that I am purposefully setting myself up for failure. I try to eat right, work out, and get on a schedule and then poof, I am off of that and i have gained weight. I know it is me but how do I stay on track and focused?... Read more

  • Sunday

    4/24/2016 7:41:33 PM, by SEAMUNKI

    Stayed on track food wise and walked this morning. Happy Sunday to all. ... Read more

  • really ugly rugs, too --a link

    4/24/2016 7:09:53 PM, by CTUPTON
    y-people-with-extremely-poor-taste/... Read more

  • Really ugly living rooms!

    4/24/2016 7:03:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    I was poking around looking for dťcor ideas. Then I found ugly stuff and got silly! 198 ... Read more

  • Everything starts tomorrow

    4/24/2016 5:14:10 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Today Ive been outside doing yard work; weeding, cut the grass (large yard), trimmed rose bushes (8), trimmed hedges, cleaned up what got cut off, and there is still A LOT to do. So now with my arms covered in scratches I sit here thinking about tomorrow. I plan to head to the gym. The thing is, ... Read more

  • Weekend in Margaritaville (Charlotte, NC)

    4/24/2016 2:03:36 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    We spent the weekend in Charlotte because Jimmy Buffett played at the ampitheatre last night. I just can't put into words how much I needed this weekend. The last couple of weeks are very hard, so a little trip to Margaritaville before the big finish at the end was exactly what I needed. I am rested... Read more

  • Starting Over

    4/24/2016 1:42:49 PM, by SIDRA61

    Today, I am beginning all over again. One year ago, at the time I was almost 1/2 way to my goal, I was in a car accident that affected my abilities to be fully committed to an exercise routine. I continued to eat a healthy diet, but I still gained wait. Luckily, I didn't gain all of it back. So... Read more

  • Day 1082

    4/24/2016 12:26:31 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • a new day

    4/24/2016 11:03:49 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview tomorrow morning for a steady job! woo hoo! so today i am taking it easy and making sure i have what i want to wear,bring ready. my daughter says hi! all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Thereís No Second Nature

    4/24/2016 5:16:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    Thereís No Second Nature By Jackie Stetser We need to teach children of all ages to love and respect the creatures of this world because there is no second nature. This is all we get! I take time out of my busy life to give naturalist presentations because I want to see people understand how... Read more

  • Portion Control Day 2

    4/24/2016 3:52:35 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    Uhm, yeah... So yesterday I took that quiz. I didn't actually measure out anything but I wrote down portion sizes. Honestly, I'm still learning. I ate my burger with sprinkled cheese and ketchup and a fork and knife. (3 ands in that sentence... grammar Nazis I'm sorry) Today's persona... Read more

  • Let Go

    4/24/2016 12:36:48 AM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • Coconut Smoothie

    4/24/2016 12:30:18 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Are you enjoying this as much as I am? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 ripe banana 1/2 c whole coconut milk 2 Tbsps maple syrup 2 egg yolks 1 tsp pure vanilla extract Directions~ Place banana in food processor and process to a puree.... Read more

  • Disappointment

    4/23/2016 10:56:18 PM, by SEAMUNKI

    Feeling sad. Didn't do as well as I had hoped this week on my weigh in but I have no one to blame but myself. As a result of my falling off the wagon last week I crashed and burned today with all my food choices. I did walk this morning but all my choices after lunch were poor. I will not start a do... Read more

  • 10000 steps

    4/23/2016 10:46:07 PM, by LINDAMARGARET1

    Well I have the steps in nearly everyday! Now the meal planning. Just don't do so well with that. I live with a junk food junkie and I is so difficult for me to resist the cookies and sweets. Oh and the the glass of wine. I know what to do but can consistently keep it up. I will continue to tr... Read more

  • I Didn't Disappear!

    4/23/2016 10:06:35 PM, by STEPH-KNEE

    Just a note to say that while my days haven't been going as well as I hoped, I have still kept up with my daily posts. I got tired of transferring them to a blog daily, and more importantly I don't like clogging up your feed with just a little mini post. I decided I will post the entire weeks worth ... Read more

  • Feeling close to God

    4/23/2016 8:47:44 PM, by SBECKER526

    I feel so blessed in my life and content. I feel God's presence in my dealing with others. I am a good friend/listener to several people in my new community. I feel God is drawing me closer to them. My life experiences guide me. I am at peace and hence can listen with love and kindness.... Read more

  • Day 1081

    4/23/2016 3:16:37 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Did 5 of 7 exercises. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Day 1081

    4/23/2016 3:16:19 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Did 5 of 7 exercises. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Asking for money - MS walk

    4/23/2016 1:56:42 PM, by SUNSHINEYSHARON

    Hey Guys, Tomorrow morning I am doing the MS walk with this beautiful girl! Her name is Pam, we've known each other since 2011. She's a very caring, kind hearted and fun person. It seems only natural that she became a nurse. In 2014 she was diagnosed with MS. Participating in this walk is one of t... Read more

  • Fitbit yaaaaayyyy

    4/23/2016 1:36:11 PM, by PALEOISGOOD

    I've been kicking butt with my fitbit 10K-25K a day for 3 weeks and I'm in my size 12 skinny jeans....yay me. Pretty soon I will be back down to my size 10's comfortably happy happy... Read more

  • Whole30 and PiYo...Day 52

    4/23/2016 1:27:15 PM, by SLMUELLER83

    Friday was a good day. Pushed myself walking on lunch. Feel pretty tired today so I needed the walk. The husband will be home tonight so I'll actually get to talk to him. Got a rough start today though so I had to pick up lunch and breakfast from the store. Not a lot to report so, I hope everyone ha... Read more

  • Crunch fitness test SP article

    4/23/2016 9:26:23 AM, by CTUPTON
    114&page=2 The article has a nice graph which does not copy well to this blog. I have been feeling my stomach muscles are improving after years of water aerobics. I am a bit curious if I can do these crunches on t... Read more

  • Portion Control - I suck at it!

    4/23/2016 9:01:50 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    In this week's challenge we are supposed to measure EVERYTHING we eat and drink! YIKES! I took the portion control quiz this morning. DOUBLE YIKES! I got 9/16 correct! The challenge talked about how labels on things we eat may not be the correct serving/portion size. I compared a few thing... Read more

  • Low carb lettuce wrap (with beef or chicken)----why didn't I think of this! (SP recipe)

    4/23/2016 8:36:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    Delicious and bursting with flavor, these wraps are juicy and low in carbs. Can also work with chicken! Minutes to Prepare: 10 Minutes to Cook: 10 Number of Servings: 1 Ingredients 100 grams (3.5 ounces) lean ground beef or steak (or cubed chicken, if pre... Read more