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  • Daily Challenge: Move your alarm

    8/28/2014 8:39:58 PM, by CHARTHESTAR

    How to do it Move your alarm clock so it's across the room from your bed, or at least far enough away so that you have to get out of bed to turn it off. Be sure to test the volume to make sure you can easily hear it from bed! Why it matters Are you getting late starts ... Read more

  • Getting Used to Portion Sizes

    8/28/2014 8:38:39 PM, by MEGANROYALTY1

    Before I started this healthier journey, I could easily eat a steak that was the size of a large plate; no problem! . Now, I need to realize that a portion size is just 4 oz........4 oz! When I finished cooking my steak, I had no idea how this was going to fill my stomach tonight, eve... Read more

  • Yesterday's Anniversary Surprise!

    8/28/2014 7:59:49 PM, by BARBANNA

    We had mini-classes at my daughters school so we went to dinner early. My husband pulled out a small box and acted as if something bit his finger, LOL! It was an incredibe Le Vian Chocolate and White Diamond 2-row Band (1-1/2 ct. t.w.) in 14k Rose Gold. I was shocked and totally amazed that he ... Read more

  • Terrific Thursday

    8/28/2014 7:51:41 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Thursday, August 28,.2014... Read more

  • Life Goes On But I Choose to Learn and Grow!

    8/28/2014 6:58:56 PM, by COOLRAIN

    So thankful that I have a four day weekend and will get my new to me wheels tomorrow. It's been a tough week. Had to get up early to catch a ride to work and had little time for my usual workout. Got some morning workouts in, but not enough. Life will get back to normal once I get wheels again. ... Read more

  • taking my life back

    8/28/2014 6:52:11 PM, by DROPOFHONEY

    It's TIME!!... Read more

  • Thursday 08/28/2015

    8/28/2014 4:46:13 PM, by COOKINGSTARS

    Here are my goals for September 1. walk 2. eat less 3. Drink plenty of fluids 4. get plenty of sleep ... Read more

  • Two Victories to report!

    8/28/2014 4:40:17 PM, by LIFENPROGRESS

    Okay... three! 1. I'm about over this nasty bronchitis. I may get to swim tomorrow! 2. I've lost two pounds this week! I'm officially in the 250s! 3. I am now wearing a new bra that didn't fit when I bought it two months ago. I meant to take it back, but put it in a drawer and forgot about... Read more

  • If I fits, I sits, and I sits even if I don't fits.....

    8/28/2014 4:30:07 PM, by LITTLEWIND53

    The determination of cats and dogs to sit in places too small for them is just amazing.... This video is so funny. Take a look..... www.ba-bamail.com/Conten
    t.aspx?emailid=11840&membe
    rid=871665#.U_-MZjJdW2E ... Read more

  • Would I be able to

    8/28/2014 4:14:59 PM, by HEMAMALINI100

    Finally I decided to blog. I don't know what has gotten over me but yes I am going to start blogging. I just read an article on SP about how to blog and why you should so I got inspiration. To tell you the truth I never thought about blogging because I am not good at writing. I have been reading ... Read more

  • "The Climb"

    8/28/2014 3:45:24 PM, by MASTERPIECE8

    “The Climb” My granddaughter attended her first hip-hop dance class on Monday evening, 8/25. She was so excited, so happy. I asked, “What did you dance to?” She said, “Hannah Montana, ‘Hoedown Throwdown.’” She went on to tell me she’s the tallest girl in the class. She is tall. I told her ... Read more

  • excited

    8/28/2014 3:34:37 PM, by 1SPARKYKATE

    I am really feeling excites.i feel my goals is reasonable and the targeted time to reach it is reasonable.this is the key to the success of any goal.... Read more

  • Day 476

    8/28/2014 3:32:31 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Increased sets on benching from 3 to 5. Did 4 of 6 exercises. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Blessings

    8/28/2014 2:42:21 PM, by SOPHINEZ

    The simple beauty of a cat, a flower and the window. Life can be simply beautiful in the stillness.... Read more

  • Kroger 2015 Test Results

    8/28/2014 2:18:49 PM, by MRSHONEYCOMB

    THIS YEAR 2015 Blood pressure 124/86 LDL Cholesterol 112 Blood Glucose 80 Body Mass index 34 BACK UP I did not prepare for this testing at all this year. Usually I eat better and exercise more for at least a week before the testing and this year I stuffed my face exercised les... Read more

  • it's thursday

    8/28/2014 12:46:44 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day of errands and relaxation. my daughter is pretty much all set for school now. all of the birds say hi. i will be meeting up with my good friend later on today. have a terrific day,everyone and a fabulous weekend!... Read more

  • Boss is out today....

    8/28/2014 9:21:18 AM, by ANDREWMOM

    So I can play, andrelax. Sometimes it is nice when the boss calls out sick! Not that I am happy she is sick...... Read more

  • Kindness

    8/28/2014 5:38:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    Our day goes a lot better when we take the time to be kind to ourselves and to others- Even when things get a bit messy! ... Read more

  • Day 100 of 100 -- Challenge Completed!

    8/28/2014 12:48:33 AM, by SEWINGMAMACDS

    I just finished writing a blog and lost it -- frustrating! Today is the 100th day of my personal challenge. This is from my first day..."I am ready to get back on track. My birthday is in 100 days. So I am starting a challenge for myself to lose 15-20 lbs. My goal is to be at 225 or below by m... Read more

  • Appreciating some down time

    8/27/2014 11:24:30 PM, by SBECKER526

    I really enjoyed today. I only had a personal training booked today. I spent time at home in the morning with my husband. I got to call a friend yesterday. I hemmed two pairs of slacks for me. I played with the cat. I got to catch up. Bob was stir crazy from being at home for over a week.... Read more

  • Take a chance

    8/27/2014 11:10:13 PM, by RENATA144

    Do something that you've been hesitating to do. The time is now.... Read more

  • "Where Have You Been"

    8/27/2014 9:15:30 PM, by JOHNTJ1

    Busy, lol, which has been a good thing and a bad thing. My mothers condition continues to worsen. Her Alzheimer's is following a natural progression. The medication she was on caused her severe lower intestinal problems plus a severe skin rash, so it was removed about 3 months ago. During that... Read more

  • Back.... Again

    8/27/2014 9:14:53 PM, by AZGAL50

    It's become a roller coaster for me ... to Spark or not to Spark? Sometimes I avoid logging in because I want to avoid the inevitable: seeing the numbers on the screen. Some days, I know it will read double my normal food intake. But worse, the big fat "0" in the fitness section. What it... Read more

  • Grrr

    8/27/2014 8:25:24 PM, by SLIM4LIFE09

    I just need to vent a bit without anyone listening. Does that make sense? So I was on the phone with my sister in law this evening. Quick back story, her mom is notorious for being a pretty mean woman. Not just to my brother, but to her as well, and stories have been told. We've always been kin... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday

    8/27/2014 8:10:17 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014... Read more

  • Dance Fever...Bachyderms

    8/27/2014 7:46:20 PM, by SHERYLDS

    needed a little something to smile about today... I am soooooo tired of bad news... thought you could use a smile too. Eleanor Bartsch uploaded a video and her story is: "warming up for a performance of the Bach Concerto for... Read more

  • OFF TO CONFERENCE

    8/27/2014 3:20:55 PM, by LYNMEINDERS

    Am off to go to the airport.... we fly out in an hour and a half... Catch you next week when I get back....... Read more

  • Day 475

    8/27/2014 2:21:27 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Feeling better (mentally and physically) today!

    8/27/2014 1:42:40 PM, by LIFENPROGRESS

    Not as sick as I was a few days ago: Thank you, Mucinex. As you can see in the photo: I'm wearing a hooded, fleece jacket. In August. In Savannah. I was freezing. I'm not leaving. I was feeling rather wretched for a few da... Read more

  • a nice day

    8/27/2014 11:58:51 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to enjoy and to take it easy. it is not as hot here today,which is a relief. went for a really long walk yesterday and i felt good afterwards. all birds are okay and say hello,hello. my daughter will be getting some more clothes today for school. i will see what i can do. i know what she likes... Read more

  • Pictures! How to replace eggs in recipes. Who knew! Thanks sparkfriends!!!

    8/27/2014 11:48:22 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.wikihow.com/Replace-
    Eggs-in-Your-Cooking or a more detailed list: chefinyou.com/egg-substi
    tutes-cooking/ ... Read more

  • Update!

    8/27/2014 11:41:13 AM, by BLACK-PRINCESS

    2 day is going pretty good, just really . I'm not so stressed & down like I was. I still haven't exercised in a long x, which is not good. As soon as the kids start school next wk, I'm going 2 get back 2 exercising (I hope).... Read more

  • Another September goal

    8/27/2014 10:40:15 AM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    I think my other September goal should be to get back on track with the nutrition tracker. I have been lax (I get bored with that part).... Read more

  • Day 84 countdown to 100% compliance on a special eating plan.

    8/27/2014 9:41:53 AM, by CTUPTON

    Probably I will not stick much to today's eating plan. I am going to lunch with a friend. It is a seafood restaurant. On the rustic side. Lobster and butter--here I come!... Read more

  • Day 85 count down -aiming at 100% compliance with a suggested eating plan for me

    8/27/2014 9:39:43 AM, by CTUPTON

    Well-- I made the corn bread I could have yesterday. Too much temptation for me! I made one fairly small pan of this. 6" by 8" approximately. Yup--ate it all. So most of yesterdays eating plan foods did not get eaten. This is the first bready, muffin kind of food I have had. I really miss that kind ... Read more

  • I wish I did not have to work!

    8/27/2014 9:03:00 AM, by ANDREWMOM

    Justsaying... my son had his first day of 2nd grade...wish I could have brought him and picked him up instead of my sister and law! ... Read more

  • Loaded question

    8/27/2014 8:24:48 AM, by NANCYTUNBERG64

    My health coach has asked me to really think about why it is so important to me to lose weight. This is a hard one for me. 100 lbs ago it was more obvious. I was achy, couldn't work out without being winded, had to buy clothes in the women's section of the store..... Now all of this has ... Read more

  • HUMP DAY OVER...

    8/27/2014 5:39:13 AM, by LYNMEINDERS

    My Hump day for this week is over and I am heading to byes real soon..... Have an early start in the morning....Off to Wellington till Sunday to a conference...yay...so looking forward to it.... Jentezen Franklin is one of the speakers....so looking forward to hearing him.... Love the books of... Read more

  • First Day of School

    8/27/2014 5:39:03 AM, by JSTETSER

    Baby Lina is not excited about her first day of school. Today is my first day with students. I would be more excited if summer did not keep tugging on my heart saying "Come and play!" I suppose most of my students will feel the same way. Read more

  • August Food Edition - Part 1

    8/27/2014 12:41:36 AM, by JULIA_RUN2SMILE

    Caution: Keep reading only if ... - You have a full stomach; or - You can say NO to food; or - Food blogs won't make you go to the kitchen to get more food (or perhaps I should include a disclaimer - I don't want to be responsible!!!); or - You want to feel better about cheating ... Read more

  • Day 99 of 100 - Tuesday

    8/26/2014 11:21:08 PM, by SEWINGMAMACDS

    I worked on the kilt off and on today. I did a SP 12 min cardio video this morning. I still am tired and haven't got back to getting up early to work out on the elliptical for 30 min. Daily Goals- 1. Track ALL food & exercise 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 6... Read more

  • Tremendous Tuesday

    8/26/2014 11:21:07 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Tuesday, August 26, 2014... Read more

  • An unexpected opportunity to dancercize !!!

    8/26/2014 11:05:04 PM, by RENATA144

    This morning I awaited a man who would get rid of a hornet's nest that was attached to the front of my house. I didn't want anyone to get stung. I told him that I would be waiting for him wearing my big pink skirt. He said he would be there in 45 minutes. I went to the corner of my street that I ex... Read more

  • Daily Challenge : set a recurring alarm / Update on work and knee

    8/26/2014 9:05:29 PM, by CHARTHESTAR

    Set a recurring alarm that will remind you to start preparing for bedtime. How to do it Set a recurring alarm on your watch, cell phone, computer, or kitchen timer to go off 30 minutes before bedtime. (If you aren't able to set an alarm to go off each day automatically, write a note to remi... Read more

  • Great Day At Work/ Goal Review Tuesday

    8/26/2014 6:15:26 PM, by BARBANNA

    I love where I am working even if I drive an hour and 10 minutes to get there and the work is a killer. It all worth it to feel like you are making a significant contribution. My DH's health is much better and he is back to his lively self. I think he is hormonal, men can be worse than wome... Read more

  • a lovely day

    8/26/2014 3:31:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very hot and humid day here today. even my daughter, who loves to be outdoors, is taking it easy today. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. it looks like i will finally get the reference i need to get into the women's program i want. i am definitely in school from september of this year un... Read more

  • September goals and an update on my vacation situation

    8/26/2014 2:46:10 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    So for September I think I'm going to set a mileage goal. I'll no longer have my nieces and I HOPE the weather will be better behaved than it is today. I'm hoping for fall temps soon! -10 miles per week Other than that I think keeping on doing what I'm doing will be good. Vacation w... Read more

  • I don't understand this...

    8/26/2014 2:26:39 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    It is roasting hot and I don't even wanted to be tempted to run today but outside is calling me. Something whispers in my ear and says only twenty minutes, put on your shoes, you can walk it since you want a rest from running. It used to be EASY to sit but now my body bugs me about moving, even if i... Read more

  • Day 474

    8/26/2014 2:09:01 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Gym Day. Did 4 of 6 exercises. Feeling good.... Read more

  • WOW!

    8/26/2014 1:56:17 PM, by ANDREWMOM

    I only gained about a pound while on vacation last week and I did not watch what I ate - well, I did while I stuffed my face with it! I have a loss the beginning of this week too!!!! .6 to go to cover my July goal before I even think about my August goal. I am thinking the right way (most of the ... Read more

  • Day 15

    8/26/2014 1:19:28 PM, by SPEARGIRL

    I have been doing better of late. I have gone back to the basics. Eating better, only holding myself to ten minuets a day of fitness and just trying to breath. I get stuck in the more,more, more mindset sometimes and then beat myself up if i do not get it all done. Really working on just doing some... Read more

  • 9 foods keep you off track

    8/26/2014 1:13:30 PM, by COACHSANDRAAULT

    If you have a cheat meal or eat unhealthily every so often, that isn’t so bad (we try and follow the rule of eating an 80% clean diet). But, what if you’re eating badly and don’t know it? Sure, you stay away from deep-fried Oreos, but is your favorite “health food” snack keeping you from reaching yo... Read more

  • Variety!

    8/26/2014 12:58:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    Oh yes, this eating plan has veriety. A little too much variety. That is the problem. Each day has a different list of foods. I used to have a sandwich often. Well--there is no bread unless I can make it from that day's food list. And that is nearly impossible! Corn bread works but I still have to ... Read more

  • Today

    8/26/2014 12:50:40 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    It's incredibly hot (for Michigan, don't judge me on this if you get low to mid 90s all the time where you are). The pool is likely to be packed. I NEED some time off running (maybe even extended time). What to do? I've done some Wii Fit and I think some core work is a good idea. I also want to spen... Read more

  • Day 86--countdown to getting more perfect on the suggested eating plan.

    8/26/2014 12:48:27 PM, by CTUPTON

    It is nice having a limited list of foods to eat in a day. It is forcing me to be creative mixing them. A month ago when I tried this I ended up with meals like fish and lima beans! I have gotten much better. I like that I can plan ahead, too. I can put a few days in the food tracker a head. I guess... Read more

  • Getting Ready for another Challenge

    8/26/2014 11:33:48 AM, by SHERYLDS

    When I first get that jumpstart to do something, whether it is sheer desperation or fear, the novelty and motivation is in high gear. I have that obsessive/compulsive gene...I shift into overdrive {...and sometimes...0verkil... Read more

  • Where Are The Nutrition Police??

    8/26/2014 10:40:41 AM, by LIZABET13

    I'm happy with my training schedule, but very unhappy with my scale. I've decided that it's time to get serious about my nutrition. For awhile I've been good about tracking and I'm getting better at planning my meals. Now, I need to take what I've learned to the next level. I have disconnected... Read more

  • Autism Cares Foundation 5K!

    8/26/2014 10:39:53 AM, by KIMPY225

    I signed up for the Autism Cares Foundation 5K in my area. The race is in November! It has been so long since I ran one! I just re-started my 5K training. It feels good to be outside jogging again! My boyfriend even came with me. It was really nice! I also started Zumba again with my neighbor.... Read more

  • Ha! I took 1st place in age division in the 5k

    8/26/2014 7:33:11 AM, by WINACHST

    My granddaughter, daughter, and I ran a 5k on Saturday and both my granddaughter and I took home a medal for 1st in our age division. But when I looked at the times, I saw I was the only one in my age group. It was not my best time, but it was not my worst. 33:29 I am having some issues wi... Read more

  • Babe Ruth Strikes Out

    8/26/2014 6:56:22 AM, by MARION-S

    Even the best of us fail in our first attempts: Babe Ruth: You probably know Babe Ruth because of his home run record ,714 during his career. Bbut along with all those home runs came a pretty hefty amount of strikeouts as well (1,330 in all). In fact, for decades he held the... Read more

  • How to use tahini?

    8/26/2014 6:42:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    I found these ideas. I had a can of tahini for a long time. But I never knew how to use it! It is on my Day 4 of the rotation eating plan. OK now I know! chris (see the link at the end) 1. Dip raw veggies in it. For a simple snack, reach for tahini instead of ranch dressing next time you... Read more

  • Day 4: SPLAT!

    8/26/2014 6:35:38 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    In my last blog I talked about how the ball was rolling in the right direction... but I was like Indiana Jones, trying to stay ahead of it, hoping not to get squished! I wish I could tell you that some unforeseeable circumstance c... Read more

  • Speak the Truth in Love!

    8/26/2014 5:40:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I spoke up when I saw that my friend had posted something that was incorrect and harmful. Normally I try to ignore things, but today was different. I knew that my friend genuinely loves truth, and wants to spread truth, not lies. Half an hour after I pointed out the fault and the lie... Read more

  • TUESDAY DONE AND DUSTED

    8/26/2014 4:41:06 AM, by LYNMEINDERS

    MY tUESDAY IS ALMOST OVER BUT i DID ACHIEVE THE 20K WALK TODAY....WOOHOO...FEELING GOOD.... sorry am not shouting...forgot caps lock was on..... Stoked that my long walk for my training is over....have a HITT session tomorrow night then we are away from Thursday till Sunday so hopefully it wi... Read more

  • The end of a binge cycle: Secrets by an ex- binge eater Part I

    8/26/2014 3:53:10 AM, by SANDRACOLATO

    If you ever come across me and ask me about health and exercise tips, I can assure you that I can make you feel sick of all the things that I can share with you. This is because I've been constantly searching for knowledge to be happy and happiness to me means being satisfied with who you are ... Read more

  • Days 92-98 of 100 -- Flat Out

    8/26/2014 12:06:50 AM, by SEWINGMAMACDS

    This last week has been HECTIC! I had no reserve to get on and blog. I was getting reading for carpet installation by packing up things, moving furniture and painting. It was nice to be able to paint and not worry if it got on the carpet! I also had two church meetings (one for Children's Mi... Read more

  • Marvelous Monday

    8/25/2014 10:44:07 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Monday, August 25, 2014... Read more

  • Day 87 countdown...listing elimination of foods I am moderatey to

    8/25/2014 8:19:32 PM, by CTUPTON

    I already listed the foods I am severely sensitive to. I remember them by "STOP ViCe" Now, here are the 12 foods I am moderately sensitive to. I should not eat these for at least 3 months. Then take back only one at a time to see if I react at all. I guess I can eliminate these foods for ... Read more

  • Numbers are down....

    8/25/2014 7:53:55 PM, by MUSOLF6

    Had a doctor's appointment last week and found out that all my labs were great, even lost 5 lbs. He reduced my blood pressure medication... But on the bad side , my blood sugar is too low and he encouraged me to eat more. But the right things. That is going to be very h... Read more

  • hard week

    8/25/2014 7:28:15 PM, by MOODYKEYS

    well I am still going to be good as far as my calories and exercise but I cant afford to shop for more salad things I need for supper this week. had my grandson all week and had to buy things for them to have. tonight I had coleslaw and haddock for supper. it was good but not as filling as my salads... Read more

  • Unhappy with Spark People Changes

    8/25/2014 3:48:51 PM, by LIFENPROGRESS

    Dear #SparkPeople and #SparkGuy: Your recent changes have me shaking my head. Are you deliberately trying to run some of us off? We now do NOT receive points for blogging. No longer "see" how many friends we've referred or whom. The Community Forums are much more difficult... Read more

  • If you dislike roundabouts as a driver....

    8/25/2014 2:48:46 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    Try them as a pedestrian. It's worse. For every nice person who stopped and let me go on there were five people in a massive hurry so I stood and waited and paced and waited and stretched and waited....... Read more

  • Day 473

    8/25/2014 2:40:23 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • The running thing

    8/25/2014 2:22:22 PM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    So I had to run a few errands where some sweat wouldn't make a difference (self-scan stations don't care how you smell) and decided to jog a bit as a test (before I loaded myself up with groceries). I am still getting some shin pain but ONLY if I push myself to go too fast or jog on sidewalk. Everyt... Read more

  • No fries, plz

    8/25/2014 12:54:26 PM, by LNSYLVSDOGS

    We went out to dinner for steak. Well, he had steak. I ordered a turkey & avocado sammich. We rarely eat out, but, were treating ourselves. I'm usually too quiet to ask what the alternatives are, instead of fries. But, this time I did. Not a fan of applesauce, which seems to be the usual... Read more

  • a beautiful,sunny day

    8/25/2014 11:32:39 AM, by MOMMY445

    i feel that my job interview went really well. in the meantime, i will work on other things while i wait. today, my daughter has one of her friends over that she met at day camp. they will spend the afternoon together. i am glad to see that she is making friends pretty much wherever she goes. i went... Read more

  • 10k Training Program for the Week of 8/25

    8/25/2014 9:25:50 AM, by LIZABET13

    Last week went great. I'm a little sore, but ready to do it again! Monday - Strength & Stretch 45 min fitness class (Ripped) & 10 mile bike ride Tuesday - 3 mile run Ran 5 miles in 60 min + 11 min warm-up Wednesday - 40 min Cross Thursday - 2 mile Ru... Read more

  • Updating again

    8/25/2014 8:27:05 AM, by FITTEREVERYDAY

    So I followed the advice I'd always heard about reviving wet electronics and stuck my turned off phone in rice for three days and it survived! I'll restart my c25k program next week since I have my nieces this morning and will also have them Wednesday and Thursday (I give credit to folks who do this... Read more

  • Monday goals

    8/25/2014 7:55:08 AM, by NANCYTUNBERG64

    Got everything done on my goal list yesterday except the bike ride. It was so humid and muggy that we skipped the ride. I love riding the bike so I was disappointed with the weather. Also, had all of my grams in order for the day but ended up eating a coconut greek yogurt with pecans. End... Read more

  • Tips To Dropping Weight (over 200 pounds worth!)

    8/25/2014 7:43:10 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I used SparkPeople and ate MORE naturally, in other words, less processed foods. I started by eliminating growth hormones, which can make cows fat (and thus the people who eat and drink from the cows fat) from meat and milk and buyi... Read more

  • MONDAY MONDAY....DONE & DUSTED

    8/25/2014 6:33:13 AM, by LYNMEINDERS

    Monday for me is over and my byes is calling me.... A busy but relaxing day...thats a bit of an oxymoron if ever I heard one....lol Chilled with a friend over lunch....had a work meeting then training then home to do dinner,,,,, Needless to say dinner was late tonight as it usually is on a ... Read more

  • Waternomee, a thoughtful hike.

    8/25/2014 5:42:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    Waternomee is a challenging climb. First, there is not defined trail. Our first attempt placed us to find this site which is within the boundaries of the White Mountain National Forest, took us to the backside of the Lost River Campground. Read more

  • Test yourself

    8/25/2014 12:18:49 AM, by RENATA144

    We all need to test our "limits" and then EXCEED them. ... Read more

  • Surround yourself with Love

    8/24/2014 11:55:45 PM, by RENATA144

    You deserve to have a Loving environment ... Read more

  • Crisis at work

    8/24/2014 11:31:21 PM, by CHARTHESTAR

    I work at Notre Dame University at the South Dining Hall. All kinds of interesting things happen while you're feeding a bunch of people. There have been football games or regular meals where we haven't had any electric. Those are usually a short term problems. Yesterday we had something happen tha... Read more

  • Big fitness goal

    8/24/2014 11:02:43 PM, by ABBYANDYNME

    Looking at doing a 20.5 mile trail run in November. Maximum pace is 18 min/mile and it has some hard elevations.... Read more

  • Excuse Busters

    8/24/2014 10:30:58 PM, by KAYLEESMEME

    I have been making some excuses lately, to get out of walking, which is crazy, because I love t walk. So the next time I try and talk myself out of walking....I will call my SIL and talk myself into walking. I will remind myself about how good I feel when I accomplish the walk. I will remember... Read more

  • Busy But Relaxed Week

    8/24/2014 8:06:21 PM, by BARBANNA

    I had lots to get done before returning to work this week. I completed that and then some so it was a good. My daughter and I had a lot of quality time watching two movies, shopping and just tlking about all her fun times. Today there was a gas leak across the stress so we had 3 large firetrucks,... Read more

  • Growth

    8/24/2014 7:41:30 PM, by LAWANDMUSIC

    IN many ways, the last two weeks have been a good example (for me) of growth. Getting up at 5 am to walk the dog and feed him and let him out again before I need to leave for work at 6:45 am. More than two miles of walks with the dog every day. Spending time outside for no reason othe... Read more

  • Neat Family

    8/24/2014 4:06:07 PM, by SBECKER526

    I have three super friends in one family. Hen is my golf partner and neighbor. Linda is a new pastor of Calvary United Church of Christ in Barto, PA. Cyndi is the other daughter who is super at so much. The third daughter, Debbie, is a former student. This family is so outgoing and welcom... Read more

  • Video To Chris Downie From the Spark Rally

    8/24/2014 4:02:54 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Video to Chris Downie from the Spark Rally Join the Spark Rally Team! www.sparkpeople.com/mysp
    ark/groups_individual.asp?
    gid=59291 ... Read more

  • From Blogging There to Blogging Here

    8/24/2014 4:02:14 PM, by MEGANROYALTY1

    I used to write a blog that was initially a frugal website. Then I changed it to a modern everyday lifestyle site. I closed that site down yesterday so I could move on to take care of my health, and future priorities down the road. The funny thing is, now that I've joined Sparkpeople I've g... Read more

  • Crash Site on Waternomee

    8/24/2014 2:16:39 PM, by JSTETSER

    The hike to Waternomee was the most interesting hike that I have done in years!! I will write more tomorrow. ... Read more

  • Special Sunday

    8/24/2014 12:46:46 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Sunday, August 24, 2014... Read more

  • To help myself remember foods on each of the 4 day rotation plan.

    8/24/2014 12:29:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    Each day has lots more foods, including various beans and various freggies--- but I am trying to remember the basics. Day 1 is a beef, lamb, flounder, swordfish day. Not all of them! Day 2 is a chicken, tuna, egg day. Not all of them! Day 3 is a pork, halibut day. Not all of th... Read more

  • Count down 90, 89, 88,,, to 100% (or so) sticking to my eating plan.

    8/24/2014 12:12:20 PM, by CTUPTON

    The eating plan is based on a blood test for food sensitivities. The lab mixes my white blood cells with food samples and sees how the WBCs react. If the change dramatically, it means I have a food sensitivity to that food. I had a strong reaction to these foods: STOP ViCe is my mn... Read more

  • Excuses

    8/24/2014 11:16:56 AM, by LOSETOGAIN2014

    Excuses meaning: attempt to lessen the blame attaching to (a fault or offense); seek to defend or justify. As I was sitting here thinking about things, weight loss In particular a few things went through my mind. I have been going through life struggling with my weight, I know what to do and how t... Read more

  • Day 472

    8/24/2014 9:50:13 AM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Goals for the day

    8/24/2014 8:41:59 AM, by NANCYTUNBERG64

    Walk the dogs 2 times for a nice long walk. Healthy breakfast/lunch/dinner. Today is Higher Carb, High Protein and low fat day. 2 egg whites, flatout bread, onion, cilantro, 2 tbsp shredded cheese, salsa and an apple for breakfast. Off to a good start. Long bike ride with my farme... Read more

  • "You can do better." instead of "I can do better." Oh!

    8/24/2014 7:16:57 AM, by CTUPTON

    I found this about "self-talk." Who knew! In one study, University of Michigan researchers induced stress in participants by telling them they had to prepare a speech to give to a panel of judges about their qualifications for a dream job. They were given five minutes to prepare and told ... Read more