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  • it's tuesday

    5/5/2015 1:11:21 PM, by MOMMY445

    another mild day here today. my daughter is enjoying the weather these days and so am i. getting ready to leave for work shortly. all the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Another Short Quiz (for fun)!

    5/5/2015 1:07:09 PM, by IMAVISION

    38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 304 for stopping by to take this "for fun" quiz! 381 as we remember the words of Charles H. Spurgeon: "By perseverance the snail reached the ark." God bless you this day & each day to come! 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 Ac... Read more

  • Off to the races...

    5/5/2015 1:01:23 PM, by ORDNER03

    Well, last night didn't quite go as i had originally planned. I wanted to get home right after work and go for a run and play outside with the little ones for the remainder of the evening. However, as usual, bumps in the road got to me. I did get about a 15 min run in and my little girl even joined ... Read more

  • Cats ;-) 5/5

    5/5/2015 10:56:03 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • Avocado Pocket Sandwiches

    5/5/2015 9:23:36 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I just want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your compassion, comments, and prayers for my friend Charlie! I will keep you all informed as to his progress! The Lord is not done with with the awesome things that he has planned for his life yet! Can I hear an AMEN!!!... Read more

  • THANK YOU !

    5/5/2015 8:30:37 AM, by KALLIE1958AR

    I want to thank all who have been praying for me this is much bigger now and when it gets bad it goes into Cellulitis I Pray this on nobody it is not fun ,, high fever ,,, chills ,,, overall feeling of dying to be honest ,, you just dont wanna talk or anything ,, it hurts every joint just in total ... Read more

  • Day 5 of Walk it off in 30 days with Leslie Sansone

    5/5/2015 6:23:27 AM, by SHELTER-PETS

    Walked two miles Taking my mom out for Mother's Day today. Trying to visit her and my mother-in-law in one day is way too hard. And to try to get to church. THANKFULLY, my mom does not mind if I see her today and not on Sunday! They both live an hour away from us and of course in di... Read more

  • Overworked, and Cutting Back

    5/5/2015 5:27:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today is one of those days. Every so often, I find myself in a place where I have to take a step back from a commitment. I find myself in a position where I cannot complete everything that I want to do. Something has to give. At least I realize it now, rather than stressing out over it, and cr... Read more

  • So...Is the Fight Over?

    5/5/2015 12:13:32 AM, by REDDMARIE7

    I could write about a dozen different things...but I just want to put down on 'paper'...that it's working. I'm eating less. I'm moving more. Everyday. I'm going through all the motions. Sparkpeople. Track food. Track fitness. DO fitness. Read positive stories. Read MORE positive stories. Change... Read more

  • Boston Recap

    5/5/2015 12:04:52 AM, by JULIA_RUN2SMILE

    First - the intention behind all my blogs is to cultivate positive memories. As a Boston marathon recap, this blog comes late but the last two weeks were full… of positives memories (that I intend to share in blogs to come) Ok, backtrack ... We drove (actually I am very fortunate to have my ... Read more

  • Marvelous Monday

    5/5/2015 12:00:22 AM, by KNEEMAKER

    Monday, May 4, 2015 ... Read more

  • eating out

    5/4/2015 11:59:16 PM, by COACHSANDRAAULT

    When you start to eat healthily, dining out, which was once a bliss-filled, belt-notch-loosening pleasure, becomes a culinary terror. Servings are Matterhorn-esque in size. Supertankers of soda abound. Fries come with your order whether you want them or not. Nary a veggie can be seen for miles.... Read more

  • Day 16 of the Countdown to My Red Skinny Jeans!!- Keeping My Eyes OFF the Prize!

    5/4/2015 10:48:43 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, Yes you read that title right. 246 I just read a 250 article by Coach Nicole entitled "Keep Your Eyes OFF the Prize" and I realized that that is exactly the philosophy that I'm trying to employ. In the article Coach Nicole raises the point that living in Cincinnati everywhere sh... Read more

  • Here I Go Again...

    5/4/2015 8:44:28 PM, by KIMBERLY187

    It's been over six months since I have added a blog entry. I have really stopped using the support and community that SparkPeople provides and I need to get back to it. It's hard not to beat myself up for where I could be now if I had stuck with my healthy habits. However, the past is in the past an... Read more

  • DAY 73

    5/4/2015 6:49:38 PM, by CREATE4CHRIST

    LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES AND WALK ON!... Read more

  • 87 Days and counting

    5/4/2015 3:04:35 PM, by ORDNER03

    In 87 days from today I will on my way to the sunny south. My goal from today to July 31, 2015 is to lose 26.5 and kill the beach with my body!!! I am super motivated and excited all in one! I am going to stay active and exercise daily, whether it is cleaning my house, running a mile, tending ... Read more

  • Day 720

    5/4/2015 2:36:52 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Hitting the Re-Start Button!

    5/4/2015 2:31:10 PM, by LAURENSQUEST

    Kinda had a V-8 moment this past weekend.... At church... at the end of mass the Priest was talking about that this past Sunday was the celebration for St. James the Lessor..... his message was not so much that we know God's message, but that it really doesn't mean anything unless we DO somethi... Read more

  • At War With Myself

    5/4/2015 1:11:34 PM, by PARKERSNOWS

    Been on SP three weeks now and have learned a lot, but still learning too. During this time though, it seems like I'm in constant war with myself about eating healthy. One part of me knows that eating healthy is the right thing to do, not just for weight loss, but for my overall well-being. The oth... Read more

  • Night Run, Weekend Recap and Goals for the Week

    5/4/2015 11:57:59 AM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Wow, what an active busy weekend! Friday night we had 2 soccer games and then had friends over for dinner when we were all done. It was a fun night and good to hang out together somewhere besides the soccer field 334 Saturday morning my oldest had a swim meet at the Y at noon and then I met... Read more

  • May 4, 2015

    5/4/2015 11:35:20 AM, by POSITIVEWOMEN

    Yesterday the topic of spark coach was to make a vision collage. This is not new to me but for some reason I have never done one. As I thought about it, I realized the reason was is because every time I have a vision for my future, my mom foiled it! Now my mom died 3 years ago. I am stil... Read more

  • Busy weekend

    5/4/2015 10:26:10 AM, by ANDREWMOM

    really tired... ate plenty: Saturday was the Cub Scout car wash, can drive, food drive, and bake sale (can not say no to woopie pie!); then one of my son's friends had a birthday party (cheeseburger, chips and cake!). Sunday was another birthday party which hubby took him this time (YAY!) and the... Read more

  • good

    5/4/2015 9:54:28 AM, by AMYTHOMASBROWN

    got lots of compliments on my appearance this weekend. felt good and smaller and prettier... Read more

  • Animals ;-) 5/4

    5/4/2015 9:19:19 AM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • starting over

    5/4/2015 9:03:41 AM, by AMYSYOKO

    I have to admit I was ready to quit this am after I weighed myself. I knew I had been eating the wrong foods all week but I told myself it was just for a couple of days while I was so busy with the March for babies walk. well I was up 6 pounds, feel bloated and winded, gained my weight back I los... Read more

  • it's monday

    5/4/2015 8:58:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has begun! with incredible weather here,too! i treated my good friend to dinner the other day. he has been such a huge help and is a huge supporter of what i do and of who i am. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i will get outdoors in a while and get some necessities.... Read more

  • Day 4 of 30 of Walk It Off in 30 Days with Leslie Sansone

    5/4/2015 6:45:58 AM, by SHELTER-PETS

    Did both of her videos and knocking out 2 miles on the treadmill now. Planning on walking more later today 334 Kicking the nutrition part with the 21 day fix. Breakfast! 1 c red bell pepper and egg Lunch: 1 c cucumbers, 1 c blueberries, 3/4 c turkey breast Dinner: 1 c cubed s... Read more

  • Day 100 of Spins

    5/4/2015 5:34:22 AM, by KITKAT12344

    I stopped, got back on, got off again, but kept coming every day to spin the spin wheel. I don't know why. I am a gambler, I am a game player. Maybe that's the draw. I didn't note what I ate the last two days but I did take a walk. Yesterday I took the walk I was taking before my grandfather did... Read more

  • Outside chores=exercise

    5/4/2015 5:33:27 AM, by JSTETSER

    We raked the yard of the old home in Porter the other day. we raked for a few hours, and worked up a swet. It is always a great time when I get together with the grandkids and we work or play! Unfortunately, the photos would not upload. The files are too big, according to the computer. ... Read more

  • FOOD FOR THOUGHT

    5/4/2015 5:04:09 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    Be yourself, everyone else is already taken. ... Read more

  • It's May, breaking free

    5/4/2015 2:17:33 AM, by BLUEEYEDCOUNTRY

    Starting off with a loss in May is a great way to start the month. I lost 2 lbs last week and I am very Happy. I feel I have broke through this round of this crazy roller coaster. I have had three weeks of grief that just wouldn't let go. When my Mom passed we laid her to rest and then we st... Read more

  • Savory Golden Lentil And Sweet Potato Soup + Please Do Not Text/Talk/Or Drink And Drive! JUST DRIVE!

    5/4/2015 1:17:27 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, It has been a rough day for me today. As you know, my best friend was hit head on by someone that was texting. The outcome...he is alive but in very bad shape. but I am here and I hope that you enjoy the recipe that I am about to present to you and pay VERY close attention to the ... Read more

  • Days 14-15 of the Countdown to My Red Skinny Jeans!!

    5/3/2015 11:58:53 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, Just a short bog today because I have much studying still to do for my exam tomorrow. Anyway I had a 250 day today!! I stayed within my calorie range by making one healthy choice after another and I did 70 minutes on my stationary bike for the day's exercise. I am therefor ... Read more

  • Day 3 of 30 of Walk It Off in 30 Days with Leslie Sansone

    5/3/2015 8:34:22 PM, by SHELTER-PETS

    Walked to the library and back with my daughter. She got to pick out dvds to watch after piano on Wednesday (my kids are in GUILD... they get judged...sigh.... A LOT OF WORK). Tomorrow is strength and another TWO miles. Nutrition is GREAT with the 21 day fix! I love that plan. So easy to... Read more

  • Punography

    5/3/2015 6:49:04 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    I tried to catch some fog. I mist. A soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran. I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down. I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words. They told me I had type A blood, but it was a typo.... Read more

  • Words to Inspire #2

    5/3/2015 6:32:26 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 "Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself...Nothing is impossible!" ~ Norman Vincent Peale 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184... Read more

  • Special Sunday

    5/3/2015 4:43:21 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Sunday, May 3, 2015 ... Read more

  • Who brings you down?

    5/3/2015 3:34:28 PM, by DAWNY0419

    I was talking to a nurse the other day about my weight loss goals. She asked if my family is on board with eating healthy. My 15 year old daughter is but my fiancee and his 12 year old daughter eat like glutinous pigs! I keep telling him to watch her eating because she is eating like 5 17 year ol... Read more

  • Day 719

    5/3/2015 2:54:29 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Bad Week for Food

    5/3/2015 2:37:53 PM, by FITVENTI

    This week is crazy and I'm trying to give myself some grace. I'm moving across the ocean soon. My husband was out of town and I had the house and child to take care of. There was a special day out and a birthday party. Lots of "life." Guess how my body feels? If you said terrible, you are... Read more

  • May 3, 2015

    5/3/2015 11:20:10 AM, by POSITIVEWOMEN

    Yesterday on my spark coach, they talked about strength and stretching exercise. I remember watching this on. This one was the reason I bought the coaching part. My desire was and still is, to get in shape. I just thought you walk, use the Wii, etc and eat healthy that would put me back in shape... Read more

  • From How to Win Friends, Indluence People, and Succeed in a Changing World!

    5/3/2015 9:12:07 AM, by CTUPTON

    Life sure throws out tough situations like strokes, cancer, death of loved ones, serious car accidents, job loss,hurricanes. So there are plenty of things that can cause us worry. But worrying mostly hurts us. So.....lessening worry whenever possible is essential! How to Stop Worrying and Sta... Read more

  • Cranberry Yam Casserole

    5/3/2015 8:41:43 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Yams are not just for the holidays so...bring'em on! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 3 cups (12 ounces) fresh whole cranberries, picked over and washed 1 small orange, washed, sliced (peel included), seeds removed 1/4 c Grand Marnier (or orange juice) 1/2 c pecan h... Read more

  • Mother Goose's Serenity Prayer

    5/3/2015 8:18:10 AM, by CTUPTON

    For every ailment under the sun There is a remedy or there is none. If there is one, try to find it. If there is none, never mind it. From The Leader in You: How to Win Friends, Influence People, and Succeed in a Changing World. by The Dale Carnegie Association. Stuart Levine.CEO an... Read more

  • My Rich Definition

    5/3/2015 5:46:23 AM, by JSTETSER

    True riches come from God. I need to acknowledge HIM in all that I do, and HE will direct my path. God's riches include the love and fellowship of family, friends and acquaintances. God's riches include healing and health. we will never have a perfect life, but etch of us can find God's goodn... Read more

  • Half Way There

    5/3/2015 12:38:06 AM, by SKYSPIRIT464

    We got half of my garden planted today! Such a great feeling. It would have been nice to get it all done but I have to be patient with my Hubby. You see, he can be a tad bit on the obsessive side. He has been bad in the past about having things "symmetrical", making sure that the tomato plants all l... Read more

  • DAY 72

    5/3/2015 12:01:09 AM, by CREATE4CHRIST

    WORKING HARD AT BECOMING HEALTHY!!... Read more

  • FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE

    5/2/2015 10:24:04 PM, by CREATE4CHRIST

    Nothing tastes as good as HEALTHY feels... Read more

  • FAVORITE MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE

    5/2/2015 10:24:03 PM, by CREATE4CHRIST

    Nothing tastes as good as HEALTHY feels... Read more

  • our poor cat--I spilled his food on the kitchen floor.

    5/2/2015 10:21:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    240 I actually left the food there to see if he'd eat it. At first he ate it from the floor not in the dish. As the day went on he kept coming to me and bugging me, even picking at me with his claws. I am really, really tired today. I was out last night to a retirement party and today I worke... Read more

  • The Good Day Happened!

    5/2/2015 8:40:55 PM, by GOLFGMA

    Things finally turned around today. My knee felt good enough today for me to decide maybe I could play 278 again. I played with a brace on the knee and was able to play the entire 18 holes. I really was surprised at how much better it felt. It was wonderful to be outside on a 67 day with fr... Read more

  • Less Worrying...More organization

    5/2/2015 6:30:21 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am not worrying about the future. I worked diligently for years to set aside funds for entrance to a retirement community. I will be able to afford one. I did attempt to consider other alternatives, but resisted as I am concerned about the type of home health worker I could get. There are so m... Read more

  • Day 718

    5/2/2015 4:48:24 PM, by MAWEISBERG

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

  • I just learned about Kentucky Derby hats! I did not know about this before. Where was I?

    5/2/2015 4:10:03 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.nbcsports.com/horse-racing
    /countdown-triple-crown/20
    15-kentucky-derby-hats-and
    -fashion?cid=eref%3Anbcnews%3Atext... Read more

  • May 2, 2015

    5/2/2015 1:27:51 PM, by POSITIVEWOMEN

    How am I coming on my goals? Thursday I dusted/cleaned both doors to the greater outdoors, the hall closet, and the door between the laundry room and kitchen. I also washed the windows for my spring cleaning. I also read I Samuel 9-14 Friday I took a break and went shopping and to s... Read more

  • Chicken And Dumplings

    5/2/2015 8:32:58 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Who couldn't resist this...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 pound medium baking potatoes, preferably russets, scrubbed 2 tsps salt 1/8 tsp grated nutmeg 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound), halved 4 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about... Read more

  • Day 2 of 30 of Walk It Off in 30 Days with Leslie Sansone

    5/2/2015 7:40:20 AM, by SHELTER-PETS

    I have a copy of Sansone's dvd from the library. Her 30day plan is with OR without the dvd, but I like having someone to follow, especially on strength. 1st Week Exercise Plan (I modified it to fit May) F May 1 2 Mile S May 2 1 Mile AM 1 Mile hPM Strength Training CORE S May 3 2... Read more

  • Define Rich!

    5/2/2015 5:34:29 AM, by JSTETSER

    How do you define rich? Lots of money? Lots of friends? Good health? I want to hear your definition, and tomorrow I will give you mine!... Read more

  • Planting Season

    5/2/2015 12:30:03 AM, by SKYSPIRIT464

    I got to spend the day with my Hubby today. He went with me to my workout and sat watching t.v. and reading the paper in the lounge area. I had quite the workout, too bad he missed it. LOL He was more interested in finding fish for lunch and getting our shopping done. Found the fish, we tried a rest... Read more

  • Happy May Day

    5/1/2015 11:16:12 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    The goal for May is to eat out only once, Mothers Day. We made this goal because for the past couple of weeks we have ate out a little too much than usual. Also this is the month that I AM going to go to the gym 3x a week. The plan was to start that last week but because my grandma is in a cast a... Read more

  • Premiere of "Words to Inspire"!

    5/1/2015 9:15:22 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 “Although time seems to fly, it never travels faster than one day at a time. Each day is a new opportunity to live your life to the fullest. In each waking day, you will find scores of blessings & opportunities for positive change. Do not let yo... Read more

  • Days 12-13 of the Countdown to My Red Skinny Jeans!!

    5/1/2015 7:37:55 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, First of all let me just say 304 you all for being as 345 as you are because without your support I don't know where I'd be. Yes I was down in the dumps 2 days ago but with all your words of advice and support I am embracing this new day, this new beginning of a new month and I ... Read more

  • DAY 71

    5/1/2015 5:45:58 PM, by CREATE4CHRIST

    Looking forward to a fun weekend.... Read more

  • My reasons and May Goals

    5/1/2015 5:29:50 PM, by ADVENTURE-GIRL

    Yay, a new month! Time for a refresh. My goals for this month: ***Focus on drinking water and zero calorie drinks. ***Get back to tracking everyday ***Eat out less and make wise choices when I do ***Have a positive attitude/outlook! My updated reasons/motivation for losing weig... Read more

  • May 1-Son has a job?

    5/1/2015 5:28:42 PM, by POSITIVEWOMEN

    My son applied last year to work at a deli/food place. The owner told him to apply. The person in charge refuse to hire him. All my family question us. Found out a week ago apparently he did this with a lot of kids and no worker liked him so the owner fired him. Made my son and I feel better. ... Read more

  • I'm Not Perfect, and That's Okay

    5/1/2015 4:45:21 PM, by PARKERSNOWS

    Because I had only lost 1 pound in my first 2 weeks on SP, I kept careful watch of what I ate this past week. I wanted to make sure I wasn't miscalculating my calorie intake and also wanted to identify any areas that I could improve. My eating this week was good, but I did have the occasional 'slip-... Read more

  • Beths sugery went well.

    5/1/2015 3:56:41 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    This is her hubby. There was a rotator cuff tear (only about 15 percent torn) and bone spurs were removed and decompression. They also shaved some of the collar bone to ease movement and free up some nerve pinch areas. Beth is excited about the weight loss opportunity she will have by not having her... Read more

  • Day 717

    5/1/2015 3:02:21 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • 05/01/2015

    5/1/2015 2:42:12 PM, by PRINCESS1959

    Psa 17:7-8 New International Version Show the wonder of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings. King James Version "Show thy marvellous lovingkindness, O thou t... Read more

  • Feathers ;-) 5/1

    5/1/2015 2:41:58 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • My Week In Review

    5/1/2015 12:34:29 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    This pretty much describes my last week. Weigh in today was 179.2....last week was 176.8. So a 2.4 pound gain.... Read more

  • Day 1 of 30 of Walk It Off in 30 Days with Leslie Sansone

    5/1/2015 11:40:20 AM, by SHELTER-PETS

    Did the video (30min) this morning. We are going to the park later on and I'll get some walking in and my son have baseball practice tonight. I walk during those too. Portion control going well with the 21 day fix. I have some ice cube trays coming so I can freeze spinach for smoothies. I like... Read more

  • Three things

    5/1/2015 9:50:44 AM, by SLMUELLER83

    This week I have had at least three things happen that were good. I dropped a size in pants so I needed new ones for work. I weighed myself and lost another 1.2lbs even though it was at 180 for a long time!! Another one is all the complements that I have been getting makes me push forward even more!... Read more

  • Be the solution

    5/1/2015 9:32:13 AM, by RENATA144

    You know the right thing to do So do it 306 362... Read more

  • it's friday

    5/1/2015 9:18:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! the weather is going to be warm and mostly sunny here this weekend. so i will definitely get out and enjoy it and i know my daughter will be doing so,too. she got an a and another a on two different quizzes at school the other day. she had to show me and anyone that woul... Read more

  • I have posted before...

    5/1/2015 9:02:39 AM, by ANDREWMOM

    .... but he is so darn CUTE! ... Read more

  • The Before School Program

    5/1/2015 5:31:14 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every morning at 5:45, I leave for school to run the Kid's Club Program. I have 10-20 children every morning for 2 1/2 hours (6:30-9). What an exciting way to start the day! There are many self-motivated options for the students: arts and crafts simple gardening, board games, Ping-... Read more

  • Peach Buttermilk Ice Cream

    5/1/2015 12:33:03 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Sit back, put your feet up, relax after a long day and have a bowl of this...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 6 ripe medium peaches (2 pounds) 1/2 c granulated sugar 1/2 c packed light brown sugar 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp almond ext... Read more

  • Another Beautiful Day

    4/30/2015 6:32:04 PM, by JUDYDGENTRY

    The weather has been beautiful for the last three days. For the first time in the last few years I was able to work outside in my flowers. It felt absolutely wonderful and I truly enjoyed every minute outside. There is always a "but", today my muscles are soooo sore and I was so tired that I too... Read more

  • Day 716

    4/30/2015 5:43:11 PM, by MAWEISBERG

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

  • Terrific Thursday

    4/30/2015 5:32:52 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Thursday, April 30, 2015 ... Read more

  • DAY 70

    4/30/2015 4:34:29 PM, by CREATE4CHRIST

    Feeling SO MUCH better today!!... Read more

  • Dogs + ;-) 4/30

    4/30/2015 3:44:17 PM, by PDSLIM

    Have a great day.... Read more

  • April 30, 2015

    4/30/2015 12:18:43 PM, by POSITIVEWOMEN

    Yesterday on Spark People, I entered stage #2. They talked about commitment! As I went through my goals on SP and personal goals, I was reminded of that! My goal for spring cleaning yesterday was to vacuum the living room which is moving and vacuuming and moving it back. When I got the v... Read more

  • Day 10 of 10 Level 3

    4/30/2015 10:55:09 AM, by SHELTER-PETS

    Whew! It is done! Day 10 of 10 of 30 day shred. I did not get to weigh myself this morning, but I did measure myself. I lost a few inches here and there. I lost 2 inches on my hip and waist, 1 inch off my thigh, and 3 inches off my bust. I will weigh myself tomorrow. It is not going to happ... Read more

  • Oh so nearly there

    4/30/2015 10:41:25 AM, by JULBEL

    Well here I am 1lb yes 1lb from my original goal and feeling great. I've now bought my wedding outfit (Stepmother of the bride so want to look good) and need to tone up a bit. I've actually lowered my goal to 120lb so I still have 5 to go but that's achieveable and won't spoil the outfit I've bought... Read more

  • Go away...

    4/30/2015 9:16:42 AM, by ANDREWMOM

    2 lbs! Go away and let me reach my next goal!... Read more

  • plenty of sunshine

    4/30/2015 8:58:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,sunny spring day here today! woo hoo! a day for me to get outdoors and have fun! get to spend some time with my family today,including my beautiful daughter. i do have a few errands to run this afternoon and that is it. i will make the most out of the great weather here and have a terrif... Read more

  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    4/30/2015 8:47:54 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am baking cookies today! Woohoo! Remember the word? Yep, your right! (MODERATION)!! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1 c. creamy peanut butter 1 c. packed light brown sugar 1 large egg 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. baking soda 6 oz. (1 c.) semisweet chocolate... Read more

  • How I'm feeling today...

    4/30/2015 8:45:38 AM, by SLMUELLER83

    Determined to get back on teach with exercises!... Read more

  • 1 more month!!!

    4/30/2015 8:29:32 AM, by NSKYLINE115

    Finalized the paperwork for our wedding plans this morning, can’t believe it’s literally a month away! I am so excited to take this next step with one of my best friends, I am so happy and lucky to share my life with someone so wonderful 337... Read more

  • Rough Week

    4/30/2015 8:18:09 AM, by GOLFGMA

    On a personal note this has been a rough week. Sunday night while going up our stairs I twisted my knee. This has happened in the past since I have torn cartilage and it sometimes slips around. Most times I can treat it and in a day or two it is better. This time I'm thinking something is ... Read more

  • Blog #29 Do you drink water?

    4/30/2015 7:41:59 AM, by KJBDOIT

    I started to track my water consumption, starting my day off with 32 ounces from the get go. Then 16 ounces each half hour before lunch and dinner. I also believe fruit and vegetables add fluid. I never thought that water was important, but now I changed my thinking and water has become a very good ... Read more

  • A simpler life

    4/30/2015 5:22:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    A simple life is the way for me Enjoy the day, Find the glee The meetings and struggles may weigh me down. People's problems can give me a frown. But a little girl who loves to play Adds the joy, and makes my day!... Read more

  • Working through the pain

    4/30/2015 12:23:43 AM, by SKYSPIRIT464

    I am about to be 8 months out from my knee replacement surgery----and I am still in pain. I went back to the doctor and he said there was nothing in the X-rays and that I just needed to work on getting my muscles stronger. I am hoping that I am doing the correct exercises to do that now, I'm working... Read more

  • Weight Loss Isn't My #1 Priority...

    4/29/2015 11:01:29 PM, by STEPH-KNEE

    198 That is not something that you expect to hear on a weight loss website, now is it? 246 I am not here to say that I am not trying to lose the rest of this weight, or that it isn't important to me. It is VERY important to me. But right now I realized I am more focused on the big picture! Getti... Read more

  • Days 9-11 of the Countdown to My Red Skinny Jeans!!

    4/29/2015 8:46:29 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, So unfortunately the last 3 days have been awful on the eating front. It's just been one failure after another. I start each day saying I'm getting back on track today but then by evening the temptation to soothe the day's stress with food comes and then my good intentions go out ... Read more

  • Green Chili Blues

    4/29/2015 7:58:11 PM, by MYCHESTER

    Hi all, I stood up today and my pants fell down. Oops. Good thing I was at home. I was astonished. I was surprised because I've only lost about 15 lbs. It makes me smile to think about this. Who knew this could happen? I never expected it. I am on the lookout for a good green chili recipe.... Read more

  • Day 715

    4/29/2015 7:18:26 PM, by MAWEISBERG

    Rest Day. Feeling good.... Read more

  • Day 9 of 10 Level 3

    4/29/2015 6:06:14 PM, by SHELTER-PETS

    Day 9 of Level 3 of the 30 day shred, treadmill, and walking outside (YAY!) Kept track of my food. The measuring cups really help me stay on track. Breakfast: 1 cup spinach, 1 cup banana, 1 cup kiwi, 1 cup cucumber SNACK: Boiled egg whites Lunch: 1 cup lettuce and 3/4 cup of tun... Read more