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  • Basil Carbonara

    6/25/2016 12:41:06 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Head on out to the garden and snatch up some fresh basil and...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 10 slices bacon 1/4 c fresh basil leaves 4 to 6 cloves garlic 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 c half-and-half 1 c fresh grated Parmesan 1 pound pasta Directi... Read more

  • We doing this for life..

    6/24/2016 9:58:05 PM, by JLYNN559

    We are never looking back..... Read more

  • Friday

    6/24/2016 8:43:12 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • Doubt needs to be erased

    6/24/2016 7:34:13 PM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    Sometimes ...we inherently doubt what we can achieve...and it undermines everything we do. I work from son just started his summer holidays, and today I had a really bad day food wise...and emotionally charged with a fight with my husband. Doesn't happen often anymore so was a bit m... Read more

  • Mad cat after his bath!

    6/24/2016 7:10:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    Bob is ignoring DD, his owner, and me, too. Bob went to DH because we just gave him a bath and he is mad at us. DH was reading the paper! Now the newspaper is wet, too. chris... Read more

  • Hubby's wheelchair is driving me crazy! Lots of aggravating noises, etc.

    6/24/2016 6:50:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    His only movement is riding around the house. Back and forth. Back and forth. There is not much room or variety: at the table then at his computer desk then at the TV to flip channels, then to the bedroom and back. Sometimes outside. He continually makes the chair recline and sit up straight --... Read more

  • Day 1142

    6/24/2016 11:26:53 AM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Trying again

    6/24/2016 10:41:20 AM, by TRYINGTOLOSEKGS

    It's been a while since I've been on Sparkpeople. Last year, with comprehensive exams, I pretty much gave up on trying to eat healthy and exercise. I also had to have gall bladder surgery. I weighed myself this morning and relied I had hit 187 :(, undoing all the progress I made. So today, I'm commi... Read more

  • Functional Friday Recap

    6/24/2016 10:35:47 AM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Happy Friday! I'm quite glad that it is Friday AND that we get to stay home this weekend! I've so many things I want to do that I don't even know where to start, lol. Two things I want to do is (1) Finish sorting my clothes that are too big for me and the ones that fit. (2) Plant flowers and hav... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/24/2016 10:07:51 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard about another upcoming job that will go for a few months. i am still waiting to hear back on the two others i applied to. the day school part of my schedule finishes today. then i will just have math and english at night school. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a g... Read more

  • As We See It

    6/24/2016 7:22:57 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I as inspired to make this after I read my devotional this morning. This road looks relatively easy to walk, but it is a gradual steep grade. Some days it is a difficult climb, some days I walk straight to the top without batting an eye! ... Read more

  • One Small Step Today

    6/24/2016 5:43:54 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every day, let's move forward in our health. I mean every single day, I'm going to take a small step forward. How about you? Let's do this together. We can reach our health goals and live a fuller life if we just keep moving forward. I am not trying to change everything today. That kind of a c... Read more

  • Your thighs are just too big!

    6/24/2016 3:33:49 AM, by VICTORYPOWER

    "Look at those thighs. Your thighs are just too big!" This is what the sister of a business associate said to me yesterday. I was embarrassed. Then I was mad. Then I was PISSED. What right does anyone have to say something like this to someone you've just met? Does she think I don't know? ... Read more

  • Cranberry Punch

    6/24/2016 12:07:09 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Oh so good on a hot blistery day as today! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 bottles (32 ounces each) cranberry juice cocktail 1 quart orange juice 1 lemon, sliced and seeded 1 quart ginger ale Directions~ Just before serving, combine the c... Read more

  • Tell them u don't diet..

    6/23/2016 11:04:59 PM, by JLYNN559

    We just eat right everyday!... Read more

  • Crazy day!

    6/23/2016 10:38:08 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Only an hour and a half or two hours without work, it was so fast and busy! This afternoon was chair Tai Chi and this Leslie workout tonight so I'm perky! Name this workout and miles, then get off your behinds and get moving! Share your workouts for support!... Read more

  • So Great

    6/23/2016 10:35:51 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • A Much Better Day!!

    6/23/2016 9:19:18 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, So I'm happy to report that I redeemed myself today after yesterday's eating. I almost didn't but I did so 244 and THANK GOD!! I ate 1533 calories today which puts me in my calorie range by the skin of my teeth 30 I must confess though that I didn't make perfect choices tod... Read more

  • The News You Never Want to Hear

    6/23/2016 9:17:47 PM, by KANSASROSE67

    As many of you know, Rick's mom was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in late April and had major surgery to remove the tumor, which involved stomach, pancreas, spleen, and intestines. The cancer was caught earlier than pancreatic cancer normally is, so we were hopeful the surgery would get it all. ... Read more

  • Day off!

    6/23/2016 8:25:14 PM, by CRE8TED1

    Today, I'm letting my body rest. I went to a friend's house to pick blueberries. 2 gallons of sweet goodness! That's not counting what I ate. XD My husband is sick with the stomach bug. I hope I don't get it.... Read more

  • Fitbit

    6/23/2016 7:30:21 PM, by SMASON6

    Well ever since i got my fitbit i have excerised and moved so much more. Maybe its just me but i am finding that it really keeps me motivated to move and excerise. I just love to see the numbers go up,and my heart rate so i know if i am working hard enough. I love my fitbit i wear it 24/7.... Read more

  • Day 1140/1

    6/23/2016 2:34:22 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Yesterday-Rest Day. Too lazy to post to blog 246 Today- Gym Day Did 6 of 7 exercises. Increased on 3 exercises and got all my sets-Feeling good.... Read more

  • Step 1

    6/23/2016 11:47:00 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Today I will finally get me some ME TIME. I was planning on going to the library and write up food plans and stuff but my grandma had a fall so I need to stay home just in case. Shes fine, just bruised knees. The plan is to now just sit in my room listening to music and still do the meal plans. ... Read more

  • Slogging Through Molasses

    6/23/2016 10:39:49 AM, by KANSASROSE67

    This morning I had the worst run I've had in months, maybe ever! I got out at 7:30 to beat the heat. There was a stiff breeze, but nothing like some of the winds I've run in. I don't know what was wrong, but I just had NO energy. It was like slogging through molasses. I was huffing and puffing a... Read more

  • Food tracker is now working. The "fix" using the iphone tracker for a few days.

    6/23/2016 9:14:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    Maybe using the iphone tracker for a few days jump started the computer SP Nutrition Tracker. Now I have a new way to enter foods. I am not a constant user of my iphone. Maybe this will push me in that direction. thanks for your support. chris... Read more

  • Perfect! Home water exercising!

    6/23/2016 7:55:59 AM, by CTUPTON

    What do you think? chris... Read more

  • A couple more firsts

    6/23/2016 7:46:56 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Yesterday was a day of firsts. The most exciting first was the two pair of shorts that I bought. SHORTS!! I bought a pair of denim shorts and a pair of athletic shorts. I count these as a first because I don't think that I have had shorts on since I was pregnant with my 19 year old daughter. I final... Read more

  • I believe in plan B

    6/23/2016 5:37:32 AM, by JSTETSER

    Sometimes our best plans to eat right and get in our exercise fail. We try our best, but there are so many things beyond our control, and our plans fail. Sometimes the plans of others and life can keep us from finding our own success. This is the reason why I think ahead, and make MORE plans. Pla... Read more

  • Slow Cooker Roast Beef

    6/23/2016 12:00:51 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, The slow cooker has been on all day! Oh and the smell...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 4 pounds roast beef 2 cans golden mushroom soup 3 cloves of garlic 1 large onion, sliced 1 brown gravy mix salt and pepper Directions~ Wash roast be... Read more

  • Mosquitoes

    6/22/2016 10:52:18 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • Weird!

    6/22/2016 9:16:24 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today was rather boring, only an hour and a half of work. The rest of the day was chair aerobics (not my ideal workout, but it's better than nothing!) and job training DVDS. Currently I'm watching My Big Fat Fabulous Life on TLC. Her dancing partner, boyfriend and roommate joined her parents a... Read more

  • funny little workout

    6/22/2016 9:10:57 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    As I have mentioned, I am working hard to try to get up every hour, and aim for 250 steps, but sometimes I fall short of it, and can't take that long to walk around, or go back out during the hour. I have taken to making my circuit, taking a bathroom break, and while in the rest room, jogging ... Read more

  • Not My Best Day :(

    6/22/2016 9:09:16 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, So after such a 250 day yesterday, today happened. Today actually started well for me. I got up at 4:10 a.m. and did my Insanity Max:30 workout and did great with that and then I did a 10 minute ab video that is also a part of the Max 30 program and a 10 minute ab video from... Read more

  • Smoothies

    6/22/2016 7:11:13 PM, by SMASON6

    Please be patient with me i dont do these very often so i am not sure how to do this but i am going to take a stab at it. If you have never tried to make your own smoothies you should try it. The combinations are endless. I make all kinds of them from different fruits with yogurt to different vegg... Read more

  • SUMMER Coffee Challenge.....

    6/22/2016 1:16:21 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    106 coffee....ahhhhhh. As I am sure many of are, I am a coffee lover. As such its one thing I've said that I won't "give up". Which is cool as long as coffee is positively contributing to my journey. But this morning as my heart was racing I was thinking that caffeine may be causing me more tro... Read more

  • You have to go thru hard parts..

    6/22/2016 11:37:17 AM, by JLYNN559

    You have to go thru the hard part to reap the rewards at the end.... Read more

  • a much cooler day

    6/22/2016 10:45:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it is much cooler here today and that feels so good. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Sleep Deprived And A Little Chunky

    6/22/2016 8:29:59 AM, by ANGEL911911

    My sweet pup gets up like a rooster everyday and I have been hitting the sack around midnight so I am averaging 5 hours of sleep each night...NOT GOOD... Meanwhile the weight has been creeping back ... So I have started a paleo lifestyle change to see if I can get back on track... Read more

  • Home at last!

    6/22/2016 5:22:13 AM, by JSTETSER

    Dear Friends, Over a week ago, I wrote about my sister who is homeless. Today, things are looking up for her! First, she was put on the waiting list for an apartment in a complex. This was good, but not what is needed. So we kept looking and praying and encouraging her that good things are com... Read more

  • Lost 1kg!

    6/22/2016 5:10:38 AM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    First progress after a long plateau. Lost 1kg and not backing down now.... Read more

  • Weigh In Woes

    6/22/2016 3:23:37 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    I was going to write a blog about this, but instead I am just going to let my quickie Facebook/Instagram post speak for itself. 334 This weeks weigh in was not the best, but I am counting it as a win all thing considered. The challenge I'm in started on June 1st, I weighed in at 236.6, ... Read more

  • Pushing on!!

    6/22/2016 12:48:22 AM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, Today was a good day. Was it a perfect day? Heck no but I still consider it a win. So last night I perfectly planned out my meals for the day and had calories to spare and then today my day went NOTHING as planned. I woke up late and so my planned breakfast was out and then m... Read more

  • Blackberry Cobbler

    6/22/2016 12:02:20 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I trust that you will enjoy this in MODERATION! Take a peek! Ingredients~ Beat together until well mixed: 1/4 c butter, softened 1/2 c sugar Sift together: 1 c flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 tsp salt Directions~ Stir into shor... Read more

  • You're the boss!

    6/21/2016 10:00:31 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    At breakfast I ate 290 calories to save some calories for eating out. At Taco Bell I asked if they still have their fresco menu. They said they would fix it fresco if I requested so I requested! Fresco is half the calories and half the price of regular! So I ordered some to take for work tomorrow... Read more

  • Summer Heat Eczema

    6/21/2016 8:45:56 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    i am keeping a positive attitude, despite the fact that my hands are itchy itchy itchy and I am breaking out in eczema. it used to be just around my fingers, and the side of my foot, but this year it is all over the top of my hands, and partly on my arms. Ugh. Benadryl helps. I also cannot use... Read more

  • Does a person really lose weight after 50

    6/21/2016 8:03:57 PM, by SMASON6

    Hi my name is Sheila. I am 59 years old. Alot of people ask me if after 50 can you really lose weight. Well yes you can. You might have to work harder at it and it takes a little longer but yes you can lose weight. Take it from me. I am 59 years old and i have been doing this since 2012 and am down ... Read more

  • 6.39 miles on treadmill with no walking

    6/21/2016 6:34:27 PM, by WINACHST

    Wheeeeee! I cannot believe I did it, (I did stop for a brief few seconds to pull the curtain on the window because the sun was hitting something that caused a glare. But I got right back to running. I cannot believe I did it. I used the Ifit program on my treadmill with the trail route I did ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/21/2016 6:11:43 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • Changing my mind

    6/21/2016 5:55:43 PM, by CRE8TED1

    I felt really good about the changes I'm making in my workout today. I pushed and pushed until all my muscles felt like the inside of a jello mold. I got off the weight machines and tried some new moves with dumbbells and barbells. I wrote all that I did so I have a record to look on to see how... Read more

  • Yes!

    6/21/2016 3:17:29 PM, by POLLYPOPPINS

    I got the weight tracker to move. Feeling so happy today to see the little bit of weight loss. I know it will take time before it moves again, because I know me. I wish I could be a lot more stronger and stick to healthy eating I must learn to say NO! I Love everything that is not good f... Read more

  • Day 1139

    6/21/2016 2:22:20 PM, by MAWEISBERG

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

  • Vanilla Cheesecake using fat free quark

    6/21/2016 1:44:45 PM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    Egg, fresh, 2 large Granulated Sugar, 70g Tesco Healthy Living Enriched Sunflower Spread (UK), 50 g Breisgaumilch Quark 0,2% Fett, 375 gram(s) Morning coffee biscuits - per biscuit (Sainsburys), 20 serving 3 tsp vanilla extract Going to be making this soon. An old recipe I used to make.... Read more

  • Did I say I was restarting BECK DIET SOLUTION?

    6/21/2016 10:34:58 AM, by WINACHST

    I am sure I did and I made it to day 3. Then I had to be away and my routine was disrupted and I ate junk, junk and more junk. I also came to the conclusion that I am overly critical of my hubby's eating choices even though mine are no better. That needs to stop. No good comes out of negative ... Read more

  • Wanting To Want To

    6/21/2016 9:00:14 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    My mornings are all about me and quiet time. I get up before anyone else to have a cup of coffee, catch up with articles and tracking on SparkPeople, and send birthday greetings to Facebook friends. I read a devotional entry and meditate on it every morning. The book I am reading now is all ab... Read more

  • a much cooler day

    6/21/2016 8:10:03 AM, by MOMMY445

    not as humid and hot here today as it was yesterday. i have a job interview this morning, so i am spending the morning getting ready for it. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • White Ledges

    6/21/2016 5:37:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    Monday was a hiking day! John and I started out from the White Ledges Campground, located south of Conway, NH. The weatherman promised us a warm day, so we got up early, and prepared for that promise. We were on the trail, located right in the campground, by 7:30. I am glad that we brought... Read more

  • Happiness in a walk..

    6/21/2016 2:49:48 AM, by JLYNN559

    So, tell me why u don't feel like it? Let's go!!!... Read more

  • Parmesan Mushroom Baked Chicken

    6/21/2016 1:15:01 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Dinner is at 6pm sharp and the door is open! Come on in and...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 tall slender can of Kraft Parmesan cheese (double soup and Parmesan cheese if you want more broth) ... Read more

  • Still trying to figure it all out!!

    6/20/2016 10:28:28 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, So I've fallen behind on my blogging again and honestly it's because I've just had a rough few days eating wise and was not in any mood to blog about that. My stay within my calorie range challenge went well for about 8 days with me even losing 4 lbs but then I just lost my drive ... Read more

  • Building up streaks

    6/20/2016 8:41:58 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Today is day 7 of take 2 of 5000 plus steps per day personal challenge. It also marks two weeks of logging in. I also have planted a mini portable herb garden - chives, parsley, basil, French Tarragon, Rosemary, oregano, lemon balm in two ceramic strawberry pots. ... Read more

  • Milestones!

    6/20/2016 6:27:32 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today is a great day! I stayed in my Sparkpeople ranges for the second day in a row --- I'm normally under and over. Today marks a special milestone: NO artificial sweeteners in a month! My new jeans getting too big now, that's a great problem to have! Here is my morning Leslie workout: name i... Read more

  • You have to decide..

    6/20/2016 6:26:42 PM, by JLYNN559

    To eat right n exercise or don't care and and sit down and eat whatever. Its your's up to you.... Read more

  • Changing my mind

    6/20/2016 5:11:40 PM, by CRE8TED1

    Today I begin changing my mind from the diet mode to competition training mode. I'm definitely a noob at lifting and running, but I've gathered my information and made my plan. Tomorrow, I establish my baseline in which I'll begin to compete against.... Read more

  • 30 Ways to Lose It! - Pounds that is! #8

    6/20/2016 5:05:34 PM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    #8 - Cook at Home Easy peasy to do when you are broke like we are! I also homeschool the kids so that is 3 full meals and 2-999 snacks per day that I cook up and dish out on a daily basis. What about you?... Read more

  • Doing the things I've never done

    6/20/2016 3:47:03 PM, by JSTETSER

    I've been asked to do something that I've never done. I teach children with special needs, and one student has speech difficulties. In order to motivate him to speak clearly, our team is going to create a movie starring this student. It will take many months to make, but it will make a big differ... Read more

  • Day 1137/8

    6/20/2016 1:20:04 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Days. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Crying

    6/20/2016 12:52:14 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459 ... Read more

  • a really warm and humid day

    6/20/2016 10:31:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i are keeping cool today. i have a good friend of mine on standby if my asthma flares up or i am otherwise not feeling well. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Tomato Herb Bread

    6/20/2016 10:29:18 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Do smell what I smell? Yep, it is bread and it is in the oven as we speak so head on out to the garden for some much needed ingredients and...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 c quick-cooking oats 1/4 c sugar 6 Tbsps freshly grated P... Read more

  • Today is Monday

    6/20/2016 8:49:44 AM, by KLMEIRING

    What have I done well in the past four days? 1. I am definitely eating more fruits and vegetables. 2. I have made time to connect with friends and be more active. What have I learned? 1. I don't have a clue what it looks like to eat within my points range. 2. I need to make... Read more

  • Darn, my food tracker isn't working!

    6/20/2016 8:03:33 AM, by CTUPTON

    It might have not worked for months, but I was not using it. Now I want to make a new start and I need it. 39 I sent a message to tech people. We'll see what happens. The activity tracker isn't working either. Hmm... chris... Read more

  • Target the subconscious

    6/20/2016 5:33:52 AM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    Most of the decisions ...feelings, opinions and intuitions come from our subconscious. As mentioned in my last post...rational thinking or your conscious self has less to do with you sticking to healthy eating plans. So are we doomed by our internal subconscious programming to fail our goals? ... Read more

  • Summer Solstice

    6/20/2016 5:33:46 AM, by LOVENHWOODS

    The beauty of the trees, the softness of the air, the fragrance of the grass, speaks to me. The summit of the mountain, the thunder of the sky, the rhythm of the sea, speaks to me. The faintness of the stars, the freshness of the morning, the dewdrop on the flower, ... Read more

  • Too little Too big

    6/20/2016 2:52:17 AM, by LITTLESTEP4

    It a wonder where " just a little today" can take us. Down to my healthy weight of 132lbs but then hey " am just going to eat this and workout in the morning " took me up all the way to 160lbs. You know it was not magic or something that happened overnight. I knew when every single pound was being ... Read more

  • Grateful for so many things

    6/19/2016 10:55:09 PM, by SBECKER526

    My heart is so full of gratitude. I value the relationships I have. I feel the love flowing. Bob and I are aware that his body is changing. He faces challenges. We are so calm about this. He is listening to all his doctors and even me. All three stanzas of the Serenity prayer come into bei... Read more

  • Fathers' Day

    6/19/2016 8:30:26 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • Don't give up or give in..

    6/19/2016 8:21:57 PM, by JLYNN559

    Keep going we got this...The reward is priceless..... Read more

  • Father's day

    6/19/2016 6:44:31 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today is Father's day so remember to call your dad! After talking to my father when I got home from church, I recorded my dinner in my tracker. I stayed in range ALL day. I'm in midrange so I'm happy! No exercise today, I didn't have motivation. .so my exercise was staying in my ranges Sparkpeopl... Read more

  • Tarragon Chicken Salad

    6/19/2016 5:46:50 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, It is hot as a blister and this is calling my name! Is it yours? Take a peek! Ingredients~ 3/4 c miracle whip free non-fat dressing 1 tsp dried tarragon 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/4 pound) cooked and cubed 2 cups seedless red grap... Read more

  • Plans

    6/19/2016 4:19:21 PM, by SMARTOAK

    So apparently it's Monday tomorrow! I guess I should have a plan for the week. So here it goes: - Eat around 1500kcal each day - Swim each day - Keep cool in this heatwave and the final week with my parents - Knit and don't kill people - Scan some photos - Mix some clay... Read more

  • Thank you for all the many Birthday goodies and wonderful wishes!

    6/19/2016 3:16:11 PM, by CTUPTON

    I tried to respond to everyone, but I had to give up. There were too many of you. Love you all for enriching my life! chris... Read more

  • BOP

    6/19/2016 9:40:11 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Last week, I went down to South Carolina for a teacher training. I actually lost 0.6 pounds! Not bad right? I made a point to make the best choices that I could. I used the fitness center when I had some free time, but class was a 15 minute walk away from the I think that helped most of a... Read more

  • A Happy Father's Day Prayer to My Spark Friends!

    6/19/2016 8:30:05 AM, by SUNSET09

    Dear God, Thank you for all the fathers and father-figures in this world and for the many ways you use them to lovingly guide others to Your heart. I ask that you would bless them and give them great joy and peace. May they see You and know You in new ways. Show them how much you love them and... Read more

  • Going places I've never gone, doing things I've never done.

    6/19/2016 5:39:48 AM, by JSTETSER

    Going places I’ve never gone, Doing things I’ve never done. Growth is often measured by new experiences that a person has, and the new abilities that he or she gains. Today I’m going to talk about a new place, the Badger Factory in Gilsum, NH. The other day, I was out for a ride with my husba... Read more

  • The Best Things in Life Are Free

    6/19/2016 12:12:11 AM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • Great lazy day!

    6/18/2016 10:40:47 PM, by GET2BEFIT

    Today is a historic day: it's the first time in at least a month and a half I've taken a lazy day, now I know what I've been missing! It feels good to rest! With all the craziness going on, my body is thankful i didn't do any work and exercise! Signing off to get some much needed beauty sleep!... Read more

  • The Guest House

    6/18/2016 10:28:56 PM, by SUNSET09

    This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, ... Read more

  • It's not rationality that's the problem

    6/18/2016 6:54:45 PM, by RUBYREDIVY1

    About a year ago I wrote the blog entry that is below. I have to say. ..After nearly 3 years at sparkpeople...I can honestly say weight loss isn't about rationality. Ok so many people won't genuinely know the information that's necessary for weight loss like BMR, calorie counts of various foods et... Read more

  • Just keep trying

    6/18/2016 6:50:10 PM, by PENNYPEARLS

    As long as you keep trying, you have not failed. I got off track, but am back and looking forward to making the positive changes needed.... Read more

  • Staying On Track

    6/18/2016 4:17:39 PM, by NEWVINE

    No madder how long it takes and how many times I start over, I will get this right. I joined a Biggest Looser Challenge at work to get back on track. Everyone else was half my age so I knew I would have to work hard. I ended up the 3rd highest looser out of 12. I lost 13 pounds in 12 weeks. Still a ... Read more

  • Day 1136

    6/18/2016 2:04:19 PM, by MAWEISBERG

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

  • Time waits for no one..

    6/18/2016 12:28:24 PM, by JLYNN559

    Just get up, get moving! Let's go its almost July!! We got this..... Read more

  • Stairs!

    6/18/2016 10:32:33 AM, by FLORIDAGHOST

    I hate stairs! But then, I love stairs. Stairs help you change levels and create challenges. Some staircases are beautiful, while others are ugly and only functional. Stairs can cause you pain or inspire you to new and higher levels far beyond your dreams. I spent the last two weeks at ... Read more

  • Being Confronted with Some Facts

    6/18/2016 7:48:29 AM, by KLMEIRING

    The past 24 hours has been a wake up call for me. I decided to join Weight Watchers yesterday because I felt like I was in need of some face to face accountability. I love my Spark Community, but I have a tendency to hide some things from you because I am ashamed of how I look and some of the choi... Read more

  • The woodpile Workout

    6/18/2016 5:34:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was a beautiful day for what the Stetser Household calls the “Domestic Workout”. This is a workout that involves cutting trees, moving brush, and stacking wood. The other term for this is the “Woodpile Workout”. Here’s how it works: 1. The chainsaw and all equipment are pre... Read more

  • Stick with the plan...

    6/17/2016 11:55:36 PM, by JLYNN559

    Your car still makes it to the matter how fast your driving!... Read more

  • Love and Kindness

    6/17/2016 10:40:18 PM, by SPEDED2

    Pray for Peace. 459... Read more

  • A Light at the End of the Tunnel!

    6/17/2016 7:40:38 PM, by JANZDIET2014

    Life had been truly tough for me these past few YEARS! Funny because I can look back and smile when I think of how God has brought me from the depths of DEPRESSION & DESPAIR; and, on to the heights of HOPE & POSSIBILITIES! Thanks GOD for giving me the STRENGTH to carry out Your WILL ... Read more

  • 21 day fix

    6/17/2016 5:30:04 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Ive seen this diet plan ever since it became popular. I never thought about trying it because you had to buy things. Well today I was looking through Pinterest for meal planning and I saw it with the portions you should eat depending on you calorie count. I wrote things down; my portions and the ... Read more

  • Day 1135

    6/17/2016 12:43:51 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more