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  • Fabulous Friday

    1/30/2015 11:52:52 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Friday, January 30, 2015 ... Read more

  • Perplexed

    1/30/2015 11:36:04 PM, by SKYSPIRIT464

    I am always perplexed at how the body works--or doesn't work properly, in my case. I have worked hard all week to get my exercise in, stayed within or below my points, been below my calorie range on Spark and my scale shows that I gained 1.4 pounds this week. I actually got in 8,300 steps today, qui... Read more

  • Trying again

    1/30/2015 11:25:38 PM, by RICHEDCOOK

    Ok... starting up dieting once again. My weight got back up to right around 300, but I'm down to 277 this morning. Trying to remember to eat breakfast and eat some during the day, along with lots of water. Just tired of having to fight myself so much to lose weight or get in shape at all. I don'... Read more

  • Small improvements

    1/30/2015 10:46:54 PM, by SBECKER526

    Bob and I wish to remain in our home. A retirement community is not what we want at this time. We analyzed our home and where we wanted peace of mind. A home generator that swtiches on automatically 20 seconds after the power goes out seems good to us. Bob uses his dialysis equipment nightly for... Read more

  • 3 Helpful Additions to my Kitchen

    1/30/2015 7:05:34 PM, by VALERX

    With all the new recipes and meals I have been working on I have made 3 helpful little additions to my kitchen that I wanted to share. It is so cool to find things that bless you! The first is a quality non-stick 12 inch skillet by T-Fal. This pan is awesome! I saw it recommended on America's T... Read more

  • Dr. Seuss invented the word nerd--who knew!

    1/30/2015 5:46:05 PM, by CTUPTON

    The slang term nerd means an intelligent but single-minded person, obsessed with a certain hobby or pursuit, e.g. a computer nerd. But the word that has been the bane of so many elementary schoolers' existence was actually invented by their king: none other than Dr. Seuss himself! The word first app... Read more

  • The UNIQUENESS of TODAY awakes an uniqueness in YOU.

    1/30/2015 2:25:13 PM, by JUDYDGENTRY

    I woke up this morning with no great plans. I did my daily routine. I ate Cheerios w/ fat free milk, planned lunch menu, vacuum downstairs. Afterward, I sit and listened to the wind blowing thinking what a magnificent And UNIQUE DAY. So unique from previous days then I realized in that moment t... Read more

  • Day 630

    1/30/2015 2:03:22 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Looking forward to a short week next week

    1/30/2015 12:35:19 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    I should blush to be thinking about this because I only work three days a week outside the home, but I am looking forward to a public holiday on Friday. We won't be going anywhere, but it is an extra chance to get the garden sorted out after a month of neglect. And the house in order. And get the ... Read more

  • Chile Rellenos Chicken

    1/30/2015 11:10:36 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Chicken tonight! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (4-6 oz. each) 1 lime, cut in half crosswise 1 egg white 1 garlic clove, pressed 1/2 c finely crushed nacho cheese flavored tortilla chips (about 1 1/2 cups) 1/2 can (4 ... Read more

  • It's all in your head...

    1/30/2015 9:07:35 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Your mind is behind your success- Believe and achieve! Usually it's the thought that we can't do it, that stops us. When those thoughts occur to me, I push them out of my head fast. I refocus on my goals- I make small short term goals. I look at how far I've come. I look at pictures of w... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/30/2015 8:32:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! it did not snow as much as it was calling for here, which made my commute yesterday not too bad. today, it is supposed to be very cold outside. i have an errand or two to run before i go to work today. my daughter does not know that mommy got her a few things she likes. ... Read more

  • UNTITLED

    1/30/2015 7:33:24 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    Duck tape is like 'The Force'. It has a light side and a dark side and it holds the universe together.... Read more

  • Birthday Friends!

    1/30/2015 5:34:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    I have a friend who I share a birthdate with. Philip is 93 this year! I am 59! Every year we take the time to enjoy a meal together and be thankful for another great year. Friends are the best gift that birthdays bring!... Read more

  • Such A Complicated Relationship...

    1/30/2015 3:02:36 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    *SIGHS* This relationship has been on again off again since I was a teenager. But we have been together, exclusively since March of 2012. We've had our ups and downs, our good and our bad... but we can't stay away from each other... Read more

  • Good news and some projects done!

    1/29/2015 10:18:49 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am so happy. My surgeon felt I'm progressing well. I may return to the gym with modifications in exercises for 4 weeks. I may return to swimming in 2 weeks. Life is getting better. I finished several projects. I need to proof one report tomorrow morning. I am meeting with an expert on ... Read more

  • Terrific Thursday

    1/29/2015 9:41:54 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Thursday, January 29 2015 ... Read more

  • Had to share this ! lol

    1/29/2015 9:31:01 PM, by KYLIECAT1

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  • Blizzard

    1/29/2015 7:29:04 PM, by LOPEYP

    The last two days were days off from work. Tuesday was the Blizzard of 2015 - in my opinion- nothing like the Blizzard of 1978. It snowed from Monday night to Wednesday morning. Total count in my town was about 34". It's unbelievable when you see the snowbanks. Here's some photos Read more

  • Everything for 138

    1/29/2015 6:09:30 PM, by KENDRAB9

    Alright I'm giving it everything I've got to be lose 2 pounds this week. I think I can do it! Instead of bigger goals, I'm taking it a little at a time to lose it, bit by bit. 138 by next Thursday is my goal, and I'm gonna give it EVERYTHING I've got. I've been wanting to lose these last few pounds ... Read more

  • Day 628

    1/29/2015 5:06:18 PM, by MAWEISBERG

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

  • 2 New Veggie Dishes to Complete my Veggie Goals

    1/29/2015 1:34:48 PM, by VALERX

    I completed my fun January goal to add more veggies to our meals. My goals were... 1. Prepare 4 new vegetables for my family to try in January 2. Prepare a vegetable side dish each evening if it fits with the meal 3. Prepare 4 new vegetable side dish recipes. 4. Add 1/2 cup of vegetabl... Read more

  • I have stopped the gain!

    1/29/2015 12:28:52 PM, by MRSHONEYCOMB

    Just by walking 3 miles a day I have stopped the gain but, losing weight is another story...I'm going to start walk / jogging again to see if that will help me get my food on track...there is only 18 weeks until summer, and I know I don't do good during the summer so it sure would be nice to get dow... Read more

  • Balance Your Lifestyle- Don't So Hard You Quit

    1/29/2015 10:35:46 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    It is hard to eat whole foods all of the time, especially if you aren't home. I find myself compromising outside of my house and sometimes in my house because it is so difficult to convert. It's a process though. I suspect I will never be an all or nothing gal. I lean more toward balance in ever... Read more

  • Looking for ideas * please help

    1/29/2015 9:46:20 AM, by MAMABEAR372

    I am looking for ideas for the upcoming Valentines Day. Things are very different this year in our household. And this Valentines has some special circumstances that are making us have a hard time coming up with unique ideas for things to do. Let me break it down. My oldest son is 21 yea... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/29/2015 8:44:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    another wonderful day. it is calling for some snow later this afternoon. it may or may not affect my commute home, as it is supposed to snow later this afternoon into the evening. i will dress accordingly when i head to work today. my daughter is doing well in school and says hi. all the birds say h... Read more

  • Weight Gain or Loss - it's My Choices

    1/29/2015 8:42:16 AM, by JAROL7

    Know your own body. When I eat over 2000 calories in a day, I put on 2 lbs. When I eat only 1500 calories and the SP Tracker says that I have consumed all of the nutrients properly [code for eating a balanced variety of foods], then I lose 2 lbs. It really comes down to my choices. Today my journey ... Read more

  • #59 today!

    1/29/2015 5:35:42 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is my birthday! What a special day of work, play and seeing friends! God gives each one of us a day to know that we are unique and special! ... Read more

  • slip-ups happen

    1/29/2015 12:32:33 AM, by COACHSANDRAAULT

    slip-ups are only detours. What put you over the edge wanting "chocolate"? A snippy e-mail from a friend? Spouse say something bad? co worker? You are ready to indulge in exactly the thing you've sworn off, like impulse shopping, or eating that junk food. don't "reward" yourself with these.... Read more

  • Roasted Sweet Potato, Parsnip And Apple Soup

    1/29/2015 12:26:50 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, The soup is on! And Oh so healthy! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 6 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 c parsnips, peeled and cubed ¼ c chopped shallots 2 small garlic gloves, chopped 2 tbsp olive oil ½ tsp kosher salt ½ tsp ground cumin 7 cups vegeta... Read more

  • Enjoyed the Day

    1/29/2015 12:19:58 AM, by SKYSPIRIT464

    What a sunshiny day! The temp got up to 45 but it felt like it was 35! The wind was blowing at a good clip and I don't mean that in a good way! LOL We were off for my Hubby's 3 month check up with the Dermatologist and happy to say, everything looked good, no more melanoma found. Six month visit is ... Read more

  • P.A.W.S.E Week 3 BLC 27

    1/28/2015 11:55:23 PM, by DECLETJ

    Plan/ Prepare I will track before I eat, and stay within calorie range all week. I will complete all required Tiger workouts along with an additional 100 minutes this week. ACT Track meals and snacks before eating. Use my HRM to keep CO/CI as accurate as possible WRITE This week... Read more

  • Facing my fears

    1/28/2015 11:36:07 PM, by RENATA144

    I was terrified of walking & driving on this icy day but I summoned the courage to do both. I had to visit my sweet hubby in the rehab/ nursing home. I'm glad that I went but I will have to visit him less frequently until the weather improves.... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday

    1/28/2015 11:29:34 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Wednesday, January 28,2015 ... Read more

  • Day 11 of my 90 Day Challenge!!

    1/28/2015 8:49:16 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, Today was a good day!! I stayed within my calorie range today which makes it 8 out of 11 days that I've stayed within my range now since starting my 90 Day Challenge!! Of course I would have loved a "perfect" streak but I'm not expecting perfection because I know that's... Read more

  • Projects underway - feeling more alive

    1/28/2015 8:27:35 PM, by SBECKER526

    Today I resolved to get to my computer. I have a report to my friends on the Board of Directors due Friday. I got most of my information today. The membership committee of the Retired school employees is doing a great job with the materials for a membership drive. I am so pleased. I am tr... Read more

  • Feel'n great

    1/28/2015 6:55:07 PM, by GOLDTAG1

    My DH & I went to our favorite steakhouse for dinner tonight. We ordered one 8 oz steak with a bowl of chilli for him and a sweet potato which we shared. I asked our server to have the steak cut in half in the kitchen. What made me feel really good is that as I ate my dinner, I made sure to put my... Read more

  • Day 628

    1/28/2015 5:21:57 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • It's my birthday today! Big weigh-in tomorrow

    1/28/2015 3:58:31 PM, by KENDRASTIC

    I am 32! Bang the drums, turn up the music, just don't bring me cake. I had this great idea to do a DietBet that has a final weigh-in date tomorrow. So, today I have to do really good. I am on track. I just can't...splurge today. Too risky. Yesterday when I juiced, I took the left over pu... Read more

  • Baked Ravioli And Sausage

    1/28/2015 12:12:59 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Remember ravioli's as a kid? And you loved them right? Well come on into my kitchen and take a gander at what I am making! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 pound bulk hot Italian sausage 2 jars (28 ounce size) spaghetti sauce 1 package (25 ounce size) frozen cheese ... Read more

  • Too hot to sleep

    1/28/2015 10:38:28 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Its a funny old world, isn't it? Here I am struggling to get enough sleep because it is hit and stuffy, while over in the US, people are struggling to cope with blizzard conditions.... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/28/2015 8:44:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm making great progress in both of my online courses this week. the job is going well. my daughter is enjoying school these days. the job,school and being with my daughter take up most of my time these days. that is fine with me. i still keep in touch regularly with my good friend, the one who hel... Read more

  • Mistakes are like the snow in my dirveway...

    1/28/2015 5:45:52 AM, by JSTETSER

    Mistakes are like the snow in my driveway- either I can take the time to fix the situation, or I will have to deal with it every time I walk or drive out the driveway until Spring. In January I am much more proactive than I am ... Read more

  • Good Thing I'm Not On A Diet...

    1/28/2015 5:37:48 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    In this case it wasn't an argument... but I hate when I think of things later that I should have said. When you are losing weight people have their own ideas of what you are doing. It doesn't matter what you tell them or how many ... Read more

  • Day 47. Weigh in 2 for BLC27

    1/28/2015 4:29:43 AM, by LEENTJE71

    Being a Blue Lion Tracker in BLC27 it is weigh-in-day for me again. Even if it was a bumpy road last week I did lose 0.6lbs. It means a lot to me. In the past a bumpy road meant to me that I gained about 2 lbs a week. So that makes a difference of 2.6 lbs for this week. I planned more cl... Read more

  • Tremendous Tuesday

    1/27/2015 11:15:14 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 ... Read more

  • Day 10 of my 90 Day Challenge!!

    1/27/2015 9:58:42 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, Well today wasn't that great of a day. Unfortunately I went over my calories by about 600 but I'm not calling it a failure!! Why,you ask? Because it really could have been MUCH worse!! There I was faced with the inevitable fruit of my all or nothing mentality, that voic... Read more

  • Tuesday

    1/27/2015 9:27:02 PM, by TWIRLNYC

    Hard workout. I'm going to feel it tomorrow.... Read more

  • Appreciating Kindness of Friends

    1/27/2015 8:58:30 PM, by SBECKER526

    Today almost overwhelmed me with kindness. The caring and compassion of two friends really touched my heart. One friend offered a tortellini soup and brought pink tulips as well. She had a beautiful card and has been offering prayers. The other friend made an awesome and tasty ... Read more

  • rewards & other thoughts

    1/27/2015 8:42:32 PM, by KRZYKAT3

    Thanks for the ideas on rewards. I use many of the suggestions made on my last blog for milestone rewards. My dilemma is immediate rewards, what can I do immediately that celebrates the loss. shouting hooray is not satisfying. Eating foods I haven't eaten for a week is. Having chips inste... Read more

  • Snow and work

    1/27/2015 6:49:47 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    Snow. Lots and lots of snow. At least 16 plus inches, not to mention the taller drifts, and the fact it was still blowing snow when we measured. The car is pretty much dug out, except for anything reburying it. I worked from home a few hours yesterday, and all of today. Tough to do, because bein... Read more

  • Day 627

    1/27/2015 6:40:55 PM, by MAWEISBERG

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

  • Getting to the root of the problem.

    1/27/2015 12:29:26 PM, by ADVENTURE-GIRL

    A lot of times when people are losing weight they go on a diet or start a new fitness program. Of course, motivation and momentum can only get you so far. At some point in order to keep going some internal workings have to keep you going. I know I have been through this. When your lifestyle and fitn... Read more

  • Relosing countdown. One week down and twelve to go.

    1/27/2015 11:47:21 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    On my return from holiday I just... picked up on my weight loss program. After one week I have repost 10#. Late last year I had several abortive attempts to get on track but didnt follow through. But now, rested and indulged, it seems natural, just... the thing to do. I lost sight of my goals in ... Read more

  • About the initial fee for Independent living...you folks came through for me!

    1/27/2015 10:26:02 AM, by CTUPTON

    I knew you would help me make a good decision --or help me think of doing more research. I really want to move from CT to near Buffalo because my whole family is there. I considered moving near NYC where my husband's family is. But that area is very, very expensive... Read more

  • Stuffed Mushrooms

    1/27/2015 9:42:43 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Here is a superbowl favorite! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 20 fresh mushrooms 3 Tbsp. butter 2 Tbsp. very finely chopped onion 2 Tbsp. very finely chopped red pepper 14 Ritz crackers, finely crushed (about 1/2 cup) 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 tsp. I... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/27/2015 8:58:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm still in training for my new job. that is fine with me. i am happy to have a job. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep. i am keeping up the best that i can with the schedule i have now. i manage to get in some exercise every day and i am doing pretty well with my ... Read more

  • Time

    1/27/2015 5:52:39 AM, by RAFFERM

    it is hard to believe I started this journey years ago! But, I feel like I am caught in the story of the tortoise and the hare. I've switched so many things around and this journey has changed from where we started! I am working with a wonderful young man who is not only a trainer but a physical the... Read more

  • By Request-How to make Sweater Mittens

    1/27/2015 5:23:22 AM, by JSTETSER

    Making mittens takes a little practice to get it right. 1. Start by making a fleece liner with a pattern that you can buy at a fabric store like Joanne Fabrics, or download from Fleece.com. I have a friend who made me a copy of the pattern that she purchased at Joann's. Read more

  • Feeling a little better but not 100%

    1/27/2015 1:13:43 AM, by SKRIBBLEZ

    Got back into the gym today after not going since Wednesday – I’ve been sick for days now and finally started feeling a little better today although I’m not 100% better yet, I still have a lot of sinus pain, my head is killing me, especially my nose! I worked hard today – I did an hour of cardio an... Read more

  • And just like that I am motivated again.

    1/27/2015 12:19:49 AM, by ADVENTURE-GIRL

    So its been a year now when I first started going to fitness classes. Here's the blog about my first class: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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    al.asp?blog_id=5615478 Well, it was very exciting, provided accountability, and a new set of friends. Thr... Read more

  • Days 8-9 of my 90 Day Challenge!!

    1/26/2015 9:39:45 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, The last two days have been good. I have managed to stay within my calorie range for both of them so and on the exercise front I didn't have any videos scheduled for yesterday but today I did the scheduled Fire 45 video from my Turbo Fire collection as wel... Read more

  • Sugar Rock Bottom

    1/26/2015 9:02:27 PM, by DANCEDIVAMISSA

    Well post baby, I feel like I am starting at square one. While I was pregnant, I allowed my sugar addiction creep back in. I started eating sugar and now afterwards, that monster has been awakened. I want sugar all the time. Between breastfeeding and being tired (one of my triggers) I am really ... Read more

  • Monday

    1/26/2015 7:50:27 PM, by TWIRLNYC

    Snow coming... Read more

  • Snow shoveling

    1/26/2015 6:55:17 PM, by KNAUGHT61

    Great workout that snow. I almost broke my shovel. Winter comeback continues. I had really good eating today including 6 F/V. Has anybody read the book "eat what you love, love what you eat"? I just heard about it today, there's a book club at work. I might see if the library has it.... Read more

  • Starting the week off right!

    1/26/2015 4:48:54 PM, by GOLFLADY11

    This is setting up to be a great week. Yesterday, Sunday, I did two mini video exercise sessions with Nicole, plus I did a walking session in front of the tv. Felt a little lame but at least I was moving! I should tell you there is a foot of snow out my window and it is hard slogging to go out ther... Read more

  • Shrimp Alfredo omgggg

    1/26/2015 1:35:26 PM, by NSKYLINE115

    This past weekend was pretty snowy so I figured I'd make some comfort food. Ended up making a yummy shrimp alfredo with pasta, it was so delicious! However I was emotionally crying through it because of all the butter and cream I used haha, I used light cream instead of heavy and only half the butte... Read more

  • Day 626

    1/26/2015 12:14:36 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling better.... Read more

  • My stomach is shrinking

    1/26/2015 11:54:46 AM, by BUCCWE

    I am just thinking of what I heard Leslie Sanson says in one of her 'Walk away the pounds' YouTube videos 'the more you move, the more you want to move and the more you sit the more you want to sit'. True isn't it? I have realized the same with eating as well, the less you eat, the less you wan... Read more

  • Watching the storm

    1/26/2015 11:34:09 AM, by SBECKER526

    I am watching the storm along with Snaggles, the cat. We like the front window to see people, birds, and animals. Yesterday Snaggles had a cat visitor. They growled at each other. I put extra food out for the Kitty. With my recovery I literally do not have to go out. I can relax and curl... Read more

  • Jury service

    1/26/2015 10:44:46 AM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    This week I am on jury service. Yesterday we attended, all 150 of us, and about forty were balloted to the trial. Then the second ballot in the court room, in which the lawyers got to challenge us as our names were called. As the prosepctive juror approached the seat, several were challenged. Once ... Read more

  • Almost Time to Bump!

    1/26/2015 9:57:51 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    This little Fitbit Flex is keeping me on my feet. Literally. My goal is to get to 20,000 steps a day. And maintain, 20,000. I am starting off at 5000. Next month I will bump up to 6000. I've been meeting my goal pretty regularly. My hard days seem to be Sunday and on days that I'm at the Dr's offic... Read more

  • Discouraged but. . .

    1/26/2015 9:50:49 AM, by JAINELL

    Anybody else feel discouraged at their weight loss ? I know that being healthy is a process, but I feel that there is no room for error. Because when I do get lax their is no weight loss. Also, my husband who seems to eat everything and drinks soda like water is losing weight. He says he... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/26/2015 9:20:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is well underway. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. another week of work starts for me today. still more to learn. so i will be undergoing more training this week. that is fine with me. i want to know how to do what is needed to be done from m... Read more

  • Indulgent weekend and I am completely OK with it!

    1/26/2015 9:14:08 AM, by TIFFA409

    In the past, after a weekend like I just had, I would be beating myself emotionally right now. I had a moment on the 4 hour drive to our weekend where I realized that this is the rest of my life. I am not going to live in a bubble of "health and fitness". I am going to have real weekends/events w... Read more

  • Eating Healthy

    1/26/2015 8:15:37 AM, by CHUBBYCAT2

    How many people have a hard time eating healthy? I start out ok but I can never seem to stick with it and after a while I just get bored with it. What is the best way to eat healthy and stay with it.... Read more

  • Never quit

    1/26/2015 5:39:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    Some days are easier than others. Some times I make more progress. Even on the hard days, put one foot I. Front of the other. . That is progress. Never quit! Never. Ever. Good things are competing for each of us. Read more

  • First blog for 2015

    1/26/2015 4:12:21 AM, by MOM_OF_1

    Well so much for blogging once a month last year. I just couldn't keep up with everything. It was another busy year, I will try to get you all up to speed. So still many appointments throughout the whole year. My son qualified for developmental disability services which means they pay for someone of... Read more

  • Chicken Tacos

    1/26/2015 12:22:59 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Taco's tonight! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 1/2 tsp salt-free Mexican or taco seasoning 1 lime; juiced 8 taco shells 1 c iceberg lettuce; shredded or chopped 4 Tbsp sour cream 2 green onions (scallions); slic... Read more

  • Love my Grandkids!

    1/25/2015 11:59:03 PM, by SKYSPIRIT464

    Very good day today! My 5 year old grandson and I made one of the family favorite desserts today. I already had the ingredients in bowls, so that I wouldn't have a huge mess to clean up. LOL My dessert recipe was what we call Incredible Chocolate Dessert. It makes it's own pudding. I've seen it arou... Read more

  • Call someone that you miss

    1/25/2015 8:53:47 PM, by RENATA144

    Before it's too late. I just lost one of my favorite cousins. ... Read more

  • Staying in Budget with Meal Planning

    1/25/2015 7:56:41 PM, by VALERX

    I have begun working diligently on staying within our grocery budget. We budget $175 per week for a family of 6. I plan for 10 servings each night because we often have guests. I have put together 3 weeks worth of menus for our night time meals that should be within our budget. All the meals a... Read more

  • Sunday

    1/25/2015 7:41:01 PM, by TWIRLNYC

    Not ready for the weekend to be over... Read more

  • Special Sunday

    1/25/2015 6:34:02 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Sunday, January 25, 2015 ... Read more

  • Blog #11 Emotional eater

    1/25/2015 5:44:53 PM, by KJBDOIT

    I need to understand that when I eat at night I eat alone, no accountability except myself and spark coach. I need to break this bad behavior of eating mindlessly and sabotage by relaxing, deep breathing, stretching, enjoy something fun to do, pray and read scripture, watch something good on TV, lis... Read more

  • Day 625

    1/25/2015 5:11:43 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Not feeling well. ... Read more

  • Weekends with the girls over are difficult

    1/25/2015 3:37:03 PM, by SEAOFCARNAGE

    I got a small victory this weekend. I wanted to do something fun and active so we went bowling. Unfortunately we had dinner at the bowling alley as well. That means nothing but junk food. I could feel like a failure about that, but I do not. I do feel a twinge of failure due to not being a... Read more

  • The scales are moving!

    1/25/2015 3:07:41 PM, by THECHANGEISEEK

    I started (over) on January 1st. I weighed 193. This morning I weighed in at 183. I would like to see 180 by the end of the month but that is not likely. Either way, I am going to keep doing what I am doing and I know I will get there eventually. So pleased with myself!... Read more

  • Still at plateau # 2.....but I deserved it this time!

    1/25/2015 11:49:00 AM, by STILLTRYING17

    Went out on Sat. night..ate 3 fresh made pork tacos...and hrs later, after walking a total of 3 hrs, had a J&B w/water. Isn´t scotch on our diet?? :)... Read more

  • The initial fee cost of an Independent Living Community scares me!

    1/25/2015 11:10:46 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have actually put a little money down to save our spot in the waiting list. I am worried about the initial fee. Some people have told me I am getting robbed with this initial fee and then pay rent too. $120,000 ! If we stay 8 years, they keep all that money. If we leave before 8 years, we ... Read more

  • Making small steps of progress

    1/25/2015 10:50:06 AM, by SBECKER526

    It is often difficult to be a caregiver when I am recovering from surgery. I must really set priorities. I can take care of my husband's meds, shots, dialysis, grooming and even showers within reason. I can do the same for me. Then I need a nap. My friends covered meals for the first week. ... Read more

  • Mama's Rigatoni

    1/25/2015 10:17:16 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Take a peek and a taste of this! Ingredients~ 1 1 lb. package of Rigatoni 1 lb. Lite Jimmy Dean Sausage (33% less fat) 1Tbsp olive oil (see in my directions below) 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 large onion chopped 1 lb. sliced mushrooms 2-3 garlic cloves pressed ... Read more

  • My sister is following Jorge Cruz-- very low sugar eating plan.

    1/25/2015 9:27:05 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have been using Fuhrman's Eat to Live and Eat for Health. I whittled it down to eat mostly veggies and use meat as a condiment. I have not been thinking much about sugar. But I guess if I don't buy the stuff in a box, I won't be getting sugar unless I add it myself. Oops! I have been using honey. ... Read more

  • When he apologizes

    1/25/2015 7:45:39 AM, by NSKYLINE115

    Its funny how our emotions and words work. When something or someone annoys us, we are quick to jump to conclusions and we feel our emotions rise. However when something or someone does something nice, we feel our emotions calm down. My fiancé and I didn't talk for a couple days this week, we got... Read more

  • Clean and organized with a new attitude

    1/25/2015 5:59:19 AM, by JSTETSER

    I know it's still Winter, but I started my Spring cleaning early-I always do. I love being outside in the Spring, and getting my cleaning done on a snowy day gets me outside earlier. Yesterday I tackled my sewing room. I did n... Read more

  • Church Hymns

    1/25/2015 12:59:10 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    A minister decided to do something a little different one Sunday morning. He said "Today, in church, I am going to say a single word and you are going to help me preach. Whatever single word I say, I want you to sing whatever hymn that comes to your mind." The pastor shouted out "CROSS." Im... Read more

  • Nice Evening

    1/25/2015 12:03:26 AM, by SKYSPIRIT464

    Had a very pleasant evening out with my Hub's sister and brother-in-law. A perfect fillet mignon, beautiful salad and great company! I had to bring half of that fillet home, it might have been only a 6 ounce but I was really into my salad. I splurged with thousand island with blue cheese crumbles! I... Read more

  • Tracking, and in a slump

    1/24/2015 10:15:05 PM, by KNAUGHT61

    After a brief hiatus from tracking, I came back to it. I need the structure of calorie, exercise and weight tracking. I'm not someone who can go it intuitively or keep things in my head, remember or guesstimate. So I am back to tracking everything, measuring, etc. It may get tiresome but I need it.... Read more

  • Day ?? on the Journey- Days 1-7 of my 90 Day Challenge

    1/24/2015 9:49:59 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, Man I have been wanting to write a blog for FOREVER and I've just been procrastinating but NO MORE because I know if I'm going to make the most of this year I NEED the accountability that blogging brings!! So how to start well firstly I'm not even sure what day I'm at in my j... Read more

  • More sleep more rest = improvement

    1/24/2015 9:19:40 PM, by LUNADRAGON

    This morning I woke after another 8 hours of sleeping. I rested, snuggled with my cat, drinking water, doctoring my lips most of the day. Crocheting a spiral stitch scarf (of sorts), then around supper time, I realized my sore throat was gone, my headache was gone, and I felt a lot better. So I got... Read more