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  • FINALLY 90 Pounds Down! Time To Party! :D

    7/30/2014 3:05:11 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    This milestone has been a long time coming! Before I kick up my heels and celebrate this awesome accomplish... Read more

  • Day 71 of 100 - Happiness

    7/29/2014 11:29:03 PM, by SEWINGMAMACDS

    This weeks LTGL goal for the 5% Challenge is to deliberately do 10 min. of happiness and focus on the connection between happiness and good health. This corresponds with the chapter I read in Made to Crave. "Tying my happy to food, skinny jeans, or anything else sets me up for failure." ... Read more

  • peace

    7/29/2014 10:21:16 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am concerned about world conditions. I pray for understanding and a miracle.... Read more

  • Weight Loss Plus

    7/29/2014 9:09:31 PM, by MIKKIMIKP

    Life is unpredictable and it changes quicker than you can imagine at the most inconvenient times. Hang on because your happiness and weight shouldn't have to depend on which way the wind blows... Read more

  • Insurance

    7/29/2014 8:30:56 PM, by VEG954

    Finally secured condo insurance today! The due date for it was August 1. I made it! Went to a meeting tonite and my foot was painful, throbbing and swollen. So glad the MRI is tomorrow and will see the surgeon on Thursday. Instead of it getting better it is hurting more. It has... Read more

  • Frustration!

    7/29/2014 6:56:51 PM, by DTEACHER42

    Ok, so those of you who commented on my first blog: it was nice to see and very encouraging! Thanks! Here's my second blog: I'm finding it very hard to eat healthy or exercise (although I do know that I am eating healthier than before, and I am giving myself credit for some activities that I wouldn'... Read more

  • I was curious if the solids from making almond milk were used in some way...

    7/29/2014 6:19:15 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is the answer I got from the Blue Diamond company. "We are unsure of what happens to he almond milk solids as this is proprietary information." I told them I was just curious and had no negative intent. Since almonds are so expensive, I jut wondered about this. chris ... Read more

  • Tremendous Tuesday

    7/29/2014 5:51:13 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Tueday, July 29, 2014... Read more

  • Plateau but moving forward.

    7/29/2014 4:12:42 PM, by LIFENPROGRESS

    “Go back?" he thought. "No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!" ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit ~ “The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Ta... Read more

  • Day 446

    7/29/2014 3:08:20 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Back to 6 of 6 exercises. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Grizzle, whinge, moan from the inner brat

    7/29/2014 2:53:46 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    I've been feeling rather grizzly on the Cura this round. Weight isn't coming off fast enough for me, and it's harder to manage on 450 calories when it is bitterly cold outside. I think this is when you really miss that fat in the diet, not to mention the carbs. So I am less active, inside, closer to... Read more

  • Trigger Foods

    7/29/2014 1:57:22 PM, by FITVENTI

    I really need to understand that I simply cannot keep certain foods in the house. There is no "single portion." Small foods in large packages are my kryptonite. Tomorrow is another day. For now I hydrate. ... Read more

  • Healthy Eating

    7/29/2014 12:00:11 PM, by KENDRAB9

    Hard at work trying to eat a little better again. I was staying a consistent weight for a while, but now I'm trying to get more fruits and veggies to shoot for a loss at my weigh in on monday! Yesterday I went up a little, to 142, and I'm looking to drop to 140 by next week!... Read more

  • I can't get my FIRST 1,500 minute exercise trophy next month....

    7/29/2014 10:13:41 AM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    because I got it this month!!! I forgot I was going hiking over a weekend when I posed the idea of getting my first one next month. Six + hours of hiking adds up. Once I put in my walking time from today I got my trophy! ... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    7/29/2014 9:52:51 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's tuesday! a day where i can enjoy some much needed time doing whatever i feel like. school is done and i did really well. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say hello,hello! another month will be finishing in a few days. i am looking forward to a new month starting on friday. my birthday als... Read more

  • Day 8: Sustaining

    7/29/2014 9:09:45 AM, by JOHNTJ1

    There is always that tiny bit of let down. You focus on laying a good foundation and you work towards an initial goal and you attain it - In some cases even surpass that goal. Then you realize you have to begin again. You do the happy dance for a moment or two and then its back to basics... Read more

  • Sonic

    7/29/2014 8:54:22 AM, by ANDREWMOM

    Just telling you..... the BEST cheat meal ever!!!! Will be having it again, too! That cheeseburger... yum!... Read more

  • Consistency

    7/29/2014 7:48:54 AM, by NANCYTUNBERG64

    I have been whining for a week about how I finally saw the 170's then went back up a few lbs. The fact of the matter is that I have NOT been consistent with my new healthy habits. I have not been logging as faithfully as I should, I have given in to the demon of salted carmel ice cream, bee... Read more

  • ACTION !

    7/29/2014 6:11:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is a day to take action! Reach for your dreams with action today!... Read more

  • Healthy Habit of the Week - Water!

    7/28/2014 11:59:50 PM, by CAROLSYLVIA

    Last week I focused on taking my calcium, vitamin D, and glucosamine on a regular schedule. I'm happy to say that it's been a good week! This week I am going to focus on getting my 8 glasses of water. Read more

  • Looooong Day

    7/28/2014 11:34:36 PM, by BARBANNA

    Worked late today so I got home late, worked out late, showered late, feed the animal late and now I am going to bed late. Have a great day tomorrow!... Read more

  • Marvelous Monday

    7/28/2014 11:06:00 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Monday, July 28, 2014... Read more

  • Day 70 of 100 -- Walk

    7/28/2014 10:19:30 PM, by SEWINGMAMACDS

    It was good to have the rest day and I was back on track today for the most part. I did end up having a glazed donut for morning snack. I haven't had a donut in I don't know how long. Some house guests we had over the weekend bought them and left them. Unfortunately, I did give in and eat one.... Read more

  • Motivation

    7/28/2014 9:04:33 PM, by KAYLEESMEME

    Well, I was hoping that this week I would be celebrating my 5% loss goal. But, because I got very busy last week, I didn't do very well on my meals. I didn't overeat, but I missed some meals, and didn't meet my caloric needs for quite a few days. Lesson learned. I also did not lose that last pound, ... Read more

  • My Quote of the Day 07/28/2014

    7/28/2014 9:02:49 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    1 John 5:3-4 New International Version This is love for God: to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. King James Version For this is the love of God, that we keep ... Read more

  • Birthday 5 K done, now we dine!

    7/28/2014 8:46:12 PM, by SOPHINEZ

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  • So Excited!

    7/28/2014 7:53:43 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Wow. That is all I can say. I went to a meeting of minds with Christian women about the retreat up north in Maine in September yesterday. It was long, I was tired, and my back still is not very happy. I endured, but it went well. I will be leading two hour long discussion groups, speaking for a ... Read more

  • Motivation

    7/28/2014 6:30:21 PM, by JIMMIESMOMMIE

    I have to say my motivation is high, and I am beginning to feel good about myself. I lost 5 more pounds. Down 15 now!! I am still working on keep my positive energy. I am finding new ways to think more positive, and I am rereading The Energy Bus to help.... Read more

  • New routes & new routines

    7/28/2014 6:17:26 PM, by LNSYLVSDOGS

    We had promised ourselves that we'd do more walking, after the house sold. But, you know how easy it is to make promises & not to actually keep them. I wasn't so sure this would be any different. Happy to say that DH has gone on some walks with me, and some of them being close to 3 miles! ... Read more

  • Great report from doctor

    7/28/2014 6:00:01 PM, by VEG954

    Saw the arthritis specialist today and got a wonderful report! The arthritis is behaving and am in no pain! Got to reduce one of the medications. She is also impressed with the weight loss. She did order an MRI of my foot. I fell about a month ago and it has been hurting since.... Read more

  • TUESDAY TUESDAY ALREADY.....

    7/28/2014 4:39:53 PM, by LYNMEINDERS

    Am off to get ready to go get my nails done...yay.... Off to an earlish start today May have another funeral today...had a sturdent die suddenly last week so may need to go to the funeral to see who needs support in the department he was from.....all good...just part of the role.... R... Read more

  • Day 445

    7/28/2014 2:28:55 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling better.... Read more

  • Any one out there with a vitamix?

    7/28/2014 1:50:00 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    DH burnt out the food processor and I have been thinking whether to replace it. On my travels I came across the vitamix. Apparently it cooks your soup for you. This really caught my attention as I make soups a lot. And smoothies. My trusty stick blender is still working, but it won't la... Read more

  • Day 20. Busy, productive weekend.

    7/28/2014 1:36:47 PM, by FANCYSIMAGES

    Fiance and I got a lot done this weekend - picked our venue (we have a meeting on Wed to book it), got a few gifts, picked out rings to be ordered later), and went on a few walks while brainstorming. It was a good weekend! 1. 10000+ steps per day 2. 8+ cups water per day 3. 2 freggies w... Read more

  • SP trivia : How far does food travel to get to us?

    7/28/2014 1:31:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    Our existing system of food transportation and distribution requires enormous amounts of energy and resources. Before reaching your table, the average food item in the United States will travel 1,300 miles! This is one of many reasons that environmentalists and nutritionists alike ... Read more

  • Day 3 of Elimination/Rotation Diet Plan (based on food insensitivities)

    7/28/2014 1:18:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    Breakfast: almond breeze and apricots in a blender. Lunch: Kidney beans, corn, quinoa, cardamom (Tomatoes , rice, onions, not listed for today-darn) Dinner: Pork tenderloin, peas, canola oil, dill weed. (mint was yesterday--not today ) Snack: almonds and cocoa Snack: br... Read more

  • Stepping it up and Sticking with It

    7/28/2014 12:00:32 PM, by LOOPYLOU0363

    In my last blog I wrote about getting honest and renewing my goals. I am happy to report that I have been on track for the last ten days. I am tracking my nutrition and fitness, portion controlled snacks and meals, drinking water and exercising. Cardio and strength training. MOTIV... Read more

  • My *Happy* Place

    7/28/2014 11:22:40 AM, by LIFENPROGRESS

    The pool: it's quiet, except for the chirping of birds, the chattering of the squirrels, and the sounds of crickets and cicadas. This is my happy place. My *me* place. ... Read more

  • rainy day

    7/28/2014 11:10:01 AM, by MOODYKEYS

    well very rainy today so I am working on things that need to be decided on my medicare and life insurance. now that I am close to 65 they are hounding me, so I have an agency coming to help me figure things out. I hope to solve all this so I don't have to think about it any more. It is driving me n... Read more

  • Exercise how's and when's

    7/28/2014 9:45:27 AM, by OLDEROWL

    GENERAL Exercise is as basic a need as eating. I believe in a fitness lifestyle in which you achieve a balance between your eating habits and how and when you exercise. What and when you eat determines the best type and timing of exercise inorder to obtain the ideal weight loss effect. This is imp... Read more

  • Day 7 Challenges

    7/28/2014 8:07:52 AM, by JOHNTJ1

    I looked forward to yesterday with a bittersweet attitude. Our oldest grand child turned 9 and we went to her pool party - a Harry Potter theme. Just between us, she has been around the longest and she has a special place in my h... Read more

  • Emotional Eater and Hoarder

    7/28/2014 8:03:14 AM, by SUNSETINAZ

    I believe I am an emotional eater and hoarder too. I might be projecting my stuff onto you. How does this play out? When I get increasingly anxious about my life, usually feeling out of control. My solution often is buy and eat comfort food or buy stuff. Both are exciting - initia... Read more

  • It's time to get real

    7/28/2014 7:39:19 AM, by SIZE8NOTSOMUCH

    I'm done. That's it, I have had it. No, no not trying to eat better, or get more (or any) exercise. I'm done thinking when I get to XX I will be in a perfect place. I am done thinking I am so heavy that I CAN'T. I CAN. I DO. I look at amazing people like Tracy31502 (Tracy), Bobcatgirl76... Read more

  • Take your TIME!!

    7/28/2014 6:04:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Don't rush through the mountains~ Life is a journey, not a race! Notice the flowers and the fields, Trees and shrubs. Feel the soft breeze, and the bitter col... Read more

  • MONDAY OVER...BYES TIME

    7/28/2014 5:24:37 AM, by LYNMEINDERS

    Monday for me is over..... Had a friends funeral this afternoon....very sad for the family....but she is out of pain.... Training went well tonight....don't know what it is about this trainer but he has certainly got us achieving....woohoo.... Rest day tomorrow then training again on thursd... Read more

  • Extending a helping hand

    7/27/2014 11:42:39 PM, by RENATA144

    Today I made some new friends. They are the family of a new resident at the nursing home. They were still in shock because of the sudden onset of their father's health problems. We talked a lot. I counseled them as we shared our "war" stories. It felt so good to have folks to commiserate with. I rea... Read more

  • Some funny late nite...

    7/27/2014 11:41:47 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    I saw that Hillary Clinton visited the headquarters of Twitter and Facebook yesterday. Hillary would also have visited LinkedIn, but she already knows what job she wants. -Jimmy Fallon Netflix is testing a new feature that will allow you to hide what you've been watching. You just click the but... Read more

  • Day 69 of 100 - Rest Day

    7/27/2014 11:21:44 PM, by SEWINGMAMACDS

    I decided last night that I needed a day of rest. So I took a break today. I didn't get up early to exercise and I didn't spark much, just got on to spin the wheel and to blog. And even though I didn't reach a couple of goals today that is okay. It is one day and I planned for it. I'll be ready... Read more

  • Grateful day

    7/27/2014 10:37:49 PM, by VEG954

    Today was an awesome experience! At 7 am I was in Walmart (again). Needed to purchase a shirt or two, jeans and undies. The old ones were way too big. Found what I needed right away. Had a busy day planned so I did my walk up and down all the aisles twice. I enjoyed the Sunday paper w... Read more

  • A Male Poodle Mix and a Male Bulldog

    7/27/2014 10:05:12 PM, by ILOVELIFE2012

    My 2 1/2 year old male poodle mix is Charlie. My fiancé's 8 year-old english bull dog is named Shamus. Been hanging out with these 2 guys all weekend. Seriously fun. They are not friends like my sister's dog and my dog but they get along fine enough. We feed them in different rooms. C... Read more

  • Nervous

    7/27/2014 9:59:59 PM, by SBECKER526

    I have my first mammogram since my cancer on Tuesday morning at 9 am. I am quite nervous about it. I worry that it is too soon since I'm only out of radiation therapy for 3 months. I am also worried about lymphedema. I am exercising properly and eating well.... Read more

  • Fantastic Time At The Lake

    7/27/2014 9:37:00 PM, by BARBANNA

    We invited some of my daughters friends to the lake with us. It was fantastic, one of them had never sailed, so he loved it. The weather was excellent and the wind was just right for sailing. I worked out before we left and got an extra workout swimming in place at the lake for 45 min. while wai... Read more

  • Weight Loss Plus

    7/27/2014 7:24:41 PM, by MIKKIMIKP

    Having cake and ice cream for my baby girl's second birthday after going on a long walk and sweating bullets this morning. Nothing to regret today :) Just a spirit of thankfulness and celebration... Read more

  • A very, very strange mixture for an evening snack. End of Day 2.

    7/27/2014 7:21:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    I am so tired of dealing with foods that for my evening snack, I took all the foods I had left (that I had planned for today) and threw them in one bowl. So my evening snack is a bowl of cauliflower, hazelnuts, blueberries, red lentils and paprika! I had planned to make two snacks form t... Read more

  • Aging gracefully

    7/27/2014 5:22:43 PM, by OLDEROWL

    I agree that aging can be hard, but the saying "GROWING UP SEEMS TO BE GIVING UP THE JOYS OF BEING YOUNG AT HEART/ FEELING ALIVE " doesn't have to be true. At 68 years old, I have seen enough people suffer, to understand why some day this might ring true even for me. However, the chance of it com... Read more

  • Hiking boots

    7/27/2014 4:56:59 PM, by JSTETSER

    I just got home from a 4 day vacation with lots of hiking in the White Mountains. I volunteered as the Information Volunteer at Mizpah Hut on the Appalachian Trail. What fun!... Read more

  • Well Day 2 is way harder than Day1 on my food sensitivity rotation diet.

    7/27/2014 2:57:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    At least I am only eating the things on my list. I am having an afternoon snack. Not what I would have picked for sure. I planned a snack of eggs (egg beaters) and zucchini. Not too appetizing . I had cooked spaghetti squash that I had not eaten yesterday. I sprayed a pan with pam, heated the spagh... Read more

  • Happy Sunday!

    7/27/2014 1:45:29 PM, by SHEHULK86

    Latest flowers - I'm going to fill the house! Everyone have a wonderful day!! ... Read more

  • Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables --- I approve this idea!

    7/27/2014 12:53:43 PM, by IMAVISION

    In the United States of America -- three hundred million tons of fresh produce is thrown away per year! Quite insane! Worse, yet, when ... Read more

  • 7 down, more to go.

    7/27/2014 12:30:54 PM, by SPINSTER321

    Finally got a new battery for the scale yesterday, so I decided to weigh myself this morning. As of today, I've lost 3 lbs. since my last weigh-in in June, for a total of 7 lbs. since April 1st. Of course, I'd have liked to see more gone, but I'm glad that whatever I'm doing is making a small diff... Read more

  • Special Sunday

    7/27/2014 12:14:00 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Sunday, July 27, 2014... Read more

  • Party At The House

    7/27/2014 11:43:25 AM, by LOVELESMILLS

    Lots of fun! ... Read more

  • My accomplishments after 90 days at Spark People!

    7/27/2014 10:41:15 AM, by LIFENPROGRESS

    I am at 90 days back at Spark People! My accomplishments to date: 1. 30 pounds down 2. Down one pants size (3X to 2X) And maybe even two... 3. Exercising / swimming 3X per week 4. Lost 4 1/2 inches 5. Blood Pressure is low enough that Doctor has halved my dosages 6. E... Read more

  • Day 444

    7/27/2014 10:12:56 AM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling fatigued again.... Read more

  • Day 6: It's Getting a Bit Easier

    7/27/2014 9:39:35 AM, by JOHNTJ1

    I had a good day yesterday, busy but good. I stayed within my calorie limits and my challenge today is venturing out of my rabbit hole and attending DGD's birthday party. She will be 9 on Wednesday. It's getting a bit e... Read more

  • Not a bad smoothie for breakfast.

    7/27/2014 9:07:46 AM, by CTUPTON

    With limited choices for what is scheduled for today's menus, here is the smoothie I came up with. No dairy and no almonds for today so the avocado had to serve to make it "creamy." 1 whole avocado broccoli apple juice mint leaves (which I now grow myself nutritional yeast (which ... Read more

  • An off week

    7/27/2014 8:10:51 AM, by NANCYTUNBERG64

    So I caught a glimpse of the 170's last week. I am back up to the low 180's again but intend to see those 170's again soon. Since Friday I have been off track. It is time to get back on the band wagon for sure. Goals today- Going out for breakfast so will be picky on how it is prepared. ... Read more

  • More about why we can have cravings for dairy products. Comments are welcomed!

    7/27/2014 7:07:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    More quoting from the SP team Calling all Vegans and Vegetarians. These links were listed on that team. I am really trying to figure out this dairy thing. I had never heard of it before. chris NOTE: I did not write this . I am just quoting it. "I [not Chris] just gave up cheese three weeks... Read more

  • SUNDAY SUNDAY....RACING BY....LOL

    7/27/2014 1:27:50 AM, by LYNMEINDERS

    Nearly evening at my place...the day has really rushed by.... Our little church was amazing this morning....we had more there this morning than we have had in a long time...woohoo.....so looking forward to this little place growing..... Our weather today has been aweful...misty, cold wet..... Read more

  • May Peace & Love be with you

    7/26/2014 11:12:24 PM, by RENATA144

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  • Baby Steps toward Rebuilding Habits

    7/26/2014 10:44:20 PM, by CAROLSYLVIA

    It's good to be back. It's been a long time since I have kept up on any healthy habits - probably 8 or 9 months. It's amazing how long it takes to develop a new habit, and how quickly you can lose it. Skip a couple of days, and pretty soon your good habit is out the window. I'm starting slow... Read more

  • So very hot... and exhausted.

    7/26/2014 9:40:28 PM, by LIFENPROGRESS

    We had to move my mom's old bed and recliner from her apartment to make way for the new. It was another scorcher and we couldn't use the pool today (too many chemicals -- cleaning). I have a terrible heat-related headache and am just exhausted. I ate fairly well today, but toni... Read more

  • 2012 Darwin Awards

    7/26/2014 9:24:11 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    This award is given to some person who eliminates himself effectively from the human gene pool through an outstanding if not original display of uniqueness in his thinking process. Nominee No. 1: [San Jose Mercury News]: An unidentified man, using a shotgun... Read more

  • My blog went poof again!

    7/26/2014 9:22:13 PM, by VEG954

    I'll do a short version this time. Wanted to walk in the rain this morning. Dressed and ready to enjoy my walk when the thunder started. No walk this morning. Went to the big Walmart and walked up and down every aisle twice. Then I picked up what I needed. The produce department... Read more

  • Day 68 of 100 - Nap

    7/26/2014 8:26:03 PM, by SEWINGMAMACDS

    This morning I got up and did an hour on the elliptical, then went to the gym for a session with my trainer. He upped the weights for knee exercises and said I was getting stronger. Mid-day I went and did my grocery shopping. After I got things put away, I laid down and ended up taking an hou... Read more

  • New things

    7/26/2014 8:11:53 PM, by SBECKER526

    I love to use technology, but recently have more distractions and problems to resolve. Today I had no activities scheduled. I decided to play with technology this weekend. On Friday evening, I used my Sparkpeople apps on my LG Optimus G Pro phone. I was able to do most things. I enjoyed the... Read more

  • It's all relative!

    7/26/2014 5:56:35 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    A little humor for today: This is the true story of George Phillips of Meridian, Mississippi, who was going to bed when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the shed. George opened the door to go turn off the light but saw there were people in the shed in the process of stealing things... Read more

  • You know it's July in Florida when:

    7/26/2014 4:50:26 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    - Hot water comes out of both taps. - You find out that a seatbelt buckle makes a pretty nice branding iron. - The trees are whistling for the dogs. - You find out that you can get sunburned through your car window. - The birds need to use potholders to pull worms out of the ground. -... Read more

  • Day 443

    7/26/2014 4:32:21 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Still nursing arm injury. Did 4 of 6 exercises. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Just desserts with the jockettes

    7/26/2014 3:39:31 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    DH & I joined friends for dessert last night. He had some, I didn't. They drank wine, I drank water. I hadn't felt like sitting through a whole meal with them, but felt I could ignore as they ate dessert. It was fine, and I had fun catching up. But actually had some extra food when I went home... Read more

  • Day 5: Choices & The Voice In My Head

    7/26/2014 2:18:06 PM, by JOHNTJ1

    Before I share my thoughts on yesterday let me clarify something I wrote yesterday. I referenced the fact that "one more salad would engage my gag reflex." Someone pointed out that I'm acting like I am on a diet. Okay, two things. I would have used the same reference if we had been given... Read more

  • July 2014 Physical Malady

    7/26/2014 1:49:23 PM, by LAWANDMUSIC

    On Wednesday, July 16, I noticed that my right side neck and upper chest were very tight. Painful, like a muscle cramp or pinched nerve. No fever or other anomaly. So, I took an aspirin to knock the edge off of the pain, and tried to loosen everything up with stretching. Aspirin worked, stretching d... Read more

  • What an awful lunch

    7/26/2014 1:36:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    lima beans, codfish, flax seeds and cumin I won't do this again! I am not craving things. I guess that is a good sign. chris... Read more

  • Satisfying Saturday

    7/26/2014 12:38:45 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Saturday, July 26, 2014... Read more

  • Feeling down:(

    7/26/2014 12:34:19 PM, by TRINITYEMMALISE

    As I have posted before I started my journey in weight loss May 1st. I thought I was doing really good because I had lost 11 lbs. Now I have gained weight back...I have only lost 7lbs since may 1st:( I know everyone is different but I should be somewhere at 12-24 lbs by now. I burn over 500 cals a d... Read more

  • In 2008(on SP) someone wrote this about giving up dairy. It is news to me!

    7/26/2014 12:13:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    NOTE: I did not write any of this! chris "There is an interesting section in the book "skinny bitch" about dairy which explains a lot about why you might be going through withdrawal. Apparently, along with containing traces of morphine, codeine and other opiates which are naturally ... Read more

  • Menus based on my food sensitivity testing--oh my!

    7/26/2014 11:54:04 AM, by CTUPTON

    I just made a green smoothie from kale, peppermint tea, and coconut. No dairy is listed on the 4 day rotation diet they gave me. I normally would use almond milk in the smoothey but almond are only on another day. From the foods listed for each of the 4 days , "normal' meals are... Read more

  • it's saturday

    7/26/2014 9:37:31 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great time yesterday with my daughter. my good friend treated her to some ice cream, which she really enjoys. then we were off to enjoy the rest of the day. if the weather is nice today, my good friend and i may go on a day trip north of the city. if not, we will do things in the city, such ... Read more

  • Adapt and adjust

    7/26/2014 9:00:40 AM, by SLOEMOE

    Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, it helps set the tone. That being said, an egg without yolk is like an oreo without stuff. It's a good thing I have some room to maneuver this morning! Add a nice slice of sweet red pepper to frame my egg whites, a couple kernels of corn, and a few ... Read more

  • What?! No chocolate chip cookie trees?

    7/26/2014 8:59:59 AM, by WINACHST

    Below is an excerpt from the introductory pages of The Health Promoting Cookbook by Alan Goldhamer, D.C. I just had to share because it is helping me realize that if I am going to be successful in eating healthy, I also need to create an environment that will support and make things a bit easier to ... Read more

  • The Days Are Flying By!

    7/26/2014 3:18:33 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    I noticed that when I'm on track and doing well the days just sort of fly by! I am happy, content, feeling good and they just come and go. When I am off track, doing poorly and gaining weight, it seems like the days go by and just ... Read more

  • 07/25/14 - Lost a Total of 23lbs!!!

    7/26/2014 2:56:38 AM, by JANZDIET2014

    Although I've had my share of 'slips', through 'grace' & determination I'm continuing to lose weight!... Read more

  • Great day today

    7/25/2014 11:29:53 PM, by VEG954

    I've had a wonderful day and evening. Got a lot accomplished and met friends for dinner. Have been low carbing since December 2013. We met at a restaurant that had all the high carb foods that fed my addiction for so many years. I ate a small dinner ahead of time and saved enough carbs... Read more

  • It's Friday!

    7/25/2014 11:03:18 PM, by BARBANNA

    My daughter sang the National Anthem at a baseball game. She was great!! We stayed to watch the game and it was sad. Out team lost big time so we left before it was over to get something to eat. I had a salad and Blackened Salmon. It was okay, my husband cooks it better. Tomorrow we are sai... Read more

  • Day 67 of 100 - TGIF

    7/25/2014 10:23:02 PM, by SEWINGMAMACDS

    I am glad it is Friday. I have been tired all day, but I pushed through and quilted another quilt and went to the gym for 40 min on the stationary bike. However I did end up having a morning snack and didn't eat many freggies today. I only read two pages in Made to Crave. I usually re... Read more