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  • What Regain Does To You...

    8/1/2015 3:00:12 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    So what regain does to you physically is the obvious part. 15 It can make you feel bloated, heavier, uncomfortable.... It can make your clothes fit tighter (or make you go up a size), it can mess with your health... and it is just an all around unpleasant experience. I am dealing with the p... Read more

  • June Report

    8/1/2015 12:38:17 AM, by PROT358

    June was a great month! I got very serious about both diet and exercise, and I got some results! NUTRITION I met my caloric goals of 1450 calories or less 22/30 days, or 73% accuracy. My goal was 75% accuracy, so I was only one day short! I only had 45% accuracy in May, so this was ... Read more

  • Life is precious

    7/31/2015 11:44:45 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    Cancer visited my doorstep once again-an unwelcome and uninvited guest. My play Mom Connie has been invaded and ravaged by this disease. I worked a twelve hour shift, came home and changed and had my husband drive me to St. Louis just so I could sit by her bedside and pray with her. Her spirit is... Read more

  • Fixing up to sell

    7/31/2015 11:39:54 PM, by SBECKER526

    I had a list of 4 things that my realtor recommended to have fixed prior to putting the house up for sale. I contacted my friend who is a painter/handyman. Within 4 days he fixed everything for us. My husband is thrilled.... Read more

  • Today was a GOOD Day....

    7/31/2015 11:18:17 PM, by GSEATON

    Whenever I stay abstinent from sugar and other bad crap, I feel so good. Like, I actually FEEL physically GOOD? Mentally, of course, cuz I know I'm kickin' butt and staying on track but also in every other way. It's like I have SUPER POWERS! Understand, I have VERY few days in a year where I d... Read more

  • Friday's Words to Ponder

    7/31/2015 11:08:07 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Day 197...Part 2

    7/31/2015 10:44:35 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Hello everyone, Had a pretty good Friday. We got a lot of cleaning done I'm pretty happy about that. Let's hope that it lasts awhile. It's just teaching the kids to pick up after themselves that's the fun of it. Oh, and teaching DH also. He's a bigger mess maker, sometimes than t... Read more

  • New SP App

    7/31/2015 10:28:52 PM, by BETRHO48

    529 I have had the SparkPeople app on my phone for awhile now and I got a notice yesterday that an update was available. So I down-loaded it. Well, I have to admit, I did not like the update to the old app. There was no way to get SparkPoints for reading articles and I could not figure out how to ac... Read more

  • Saturday

    7/31/2015 10:14:49 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Today has turned out to be a warm day, very cold this morning though I have all my washing out on the clothes line so hoping to get it all dry.... Read more

  • Marketing

    7/31/2015 9:56:36 PM, by ILOVEMALI

    New Guy and I walked around town today and dropped in to a few doctors' offices and other businesses to say hey, drop off cookies, shake hands, and drop off business cards. Wrong shoes -- right blisters!... Read more

  • Trivia win, neuro, dog-time...

    7/31/2015 9:48:10 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Last night I went to Trivia Night, and our team won handily, even though there were several football questions, which our team tends to miss. I did well on the food, passing on the free "potato tots" which are panko breaded tater tots with bacon. I stuck to what I ordered and enjoyed my food. The... Read more

  • Exercise Plan for August

    7/31/2015 9:28:50 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    8/1 Treadmill 5 miles 8/2 Treadmill 2 miles 8/3 Elliptical 20 minutes 8/4 Strength Training 60 minutes Treadmill 30 minutes 8/5 rest 8/6 Strength Training 60 minutes Treadmill 30 minutes 8/7 rest 8/8 treadmill 3 miles 8/9 Treadmill 2 miles 8/10 Elliptical 20 minutes 8/11 Strength... Read more

  • You can heal your life

    7/31/2015 6:26:26 PM, by OLDEROWL

    This is the title and philosophy of a new spark team that I just formed. This team is based on my viewpoint that the unhappiness in our lives is caused not by the events in our lives, but by negative thoughts brought on by these events, many of which occur very early in our lives. My feeling is that... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: July 31, 2015

    7/31/2015 4:07:27 PM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "You only get one body; it is the temple of your soul. Even God is willing to dwell there. If you truly treat your body like a temple, it will serve you well for decades. If you abuse it you must be prepared for poor health and a lack of energy." ― Oli Hille, Creating the Perfect Lifestyle... Read more

  • Perspective: Why?

    7/31/2015 1:10:20 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    One day I woke up and was astonished to find that I had grown to 460 pounds and was using my family as helpers. I didn't do this on purpose. From my perspective, I was in a lot of pain from many chronic issues and needed to lie down to alleviate the pain. From their perspective, I was abusing the... Read more

  • Day 30 - Visible Changes

    7/31/2015 12:07:48 PM, by KRYSALISS

    The scale still lies about my progress, by the measuring tape doesn't! I've lost inches around my waist, thighs, and hips. I've gained a half an inch on my arms. I tend to lean towards muscular when I'm in good shape, which I don't mind. I am a curvy girl, it's life. Last night I did my t... Read more

  • Sesame Chicken And Pasta In Peanut Sauce

    7/31/2015 11:39:03 AM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Dinner tonight is...Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/2 pound spaghetti 1 c trimmed snowpeas 1 pound precooked chicken breast slices, cut into bite-size strips 1 c grated carrot 2/3 c sliced scallion 1/2 c halved and sliced cucumber 3-4 Tbsps chopped ci... Read more

  • Day 197...Part 1

    7/31/2015 11:21:43 AM, by SHAWFAN

    Good morning! Hope everyone had a sound sleep last night! TGIF!! I was up at 2:00 then again at 3:00 and 3:30, thinking that it was time to get up so I woke DH up...whoops...he forgave me. We did get up at 4:30, or I should say, he did. I got up to see him off to work then I climbed back ... Read more

  • good news on two fronts

    7/31/2015 9:22:26 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; My DH just called me and asked me - did you buy me new jeans? I asked what does the label say by the belt. He told me- Dear you are wearing size 34 waist jeans. He is just over the moon!!!! I went through his drawers and got his big clothes out and put his new size in. 250 He ha... Read more

  • More movement

    7/31/2015 9:16:52 AM, by L3ON3TOO

    Changed my tracker to better reflect what I can actually do. Now I am making my goal and taking more steps than I did when the goal was higher. Go figure. When I believe something is doable I seem to accomplish it. Take away: go in small steps and the bigger goal will follow.... Read more

  • What if I Didn't Quit?

    7/31/2015 9:14:50 AM, by WATCHMEGO!

    I've been at a standstill with my weight loss lately. I've been consistently on plan, yet still no loss or any decrease in inches. Oh, I'll lose a few pounds but then they'll come right back on, so the overall change this month is essentially zero. Historically, my body will sometimes stall an... Read more

  • AWOL too long

    7/31/2015 9:03:56 AM, by CHINAGAL

    It's been way too long since I was in the spark routine, and I have the pounds to prove it. The last few weeks I've been spending most of my time in Birmingham with my son. His wife is on an extended trip and I've been taking care of the kids. They left yesterday to go on vacation with their ... Read more

  • 7/31/15

    7/31/2015 7:54:11 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quotes from Walt Disney We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happen... Read more

  • Sparky Deserves A New Mommy...

    7/31/2015 7:06:50 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    I'm not even going to lie, I had a heart to heart talk with my dog Sparky today. 246 I'm aware this sounds totally crazy, but he really is the best listener. He doesn't judge, he doesn't try to give advice that you really don't want to hear, he just listens. But I can tell he has been a li... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, July 31, 2015

    7/31/2015 6:53:12 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    July 31, 2015 WE HAVE ALL WE NEED If we have ever attempted to make something without all we needed we know the end result turned out differently than it should. When we make a cake without eggs, it’s not a cake. When we put together a toy with a part missing, it’s not going to work correct... Read more

  • Friday, July 31, 2015

    7/31/2015 6:01:37 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    Too excited to sleep; got up at 4:30 am. Got about 6 hours of sleep. Yesterday we went to the library and got 4 DVDs out and a book they wanted. I printed out coupons for Chuck E Cheese and then we spent a few hours at Chuck E Cheese. Then we went to a splash park in Johnson City that they... Read more

  • Go forth & contaminate . . .

    7/31/2015 4:16:21 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    246 Happy Friday! 244 Blessings to you!! 247 390... Read more

  • Yay Friday

    7/31/2015 3:03:02 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Today is the last day of July tomorrow is the 1st August, so not long to go to get rid of the Winter weather I cant wait. Hopefully hubby will be well to go to work on Monday he has got sick of his own company during the day.... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: July 30, 2015

    7/30/2015 11:00:14 PM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?" - Charles de Gaulle... Read more

  • Day 196...and sort of a day of rest

    7/30/2015 9:41:17 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Today was my Friday! Yay!! And my DH drove his motorcycle in to work, which meant that I drove myself in to work this morning. So I slept in. Considering I've been averaging about 6 hours of sleep a night every week night, I guess I needed it. I didn't get a walk in this morning, nor did I get... Read more

  • Thursday's Words to Ponder

    7/30/2015 9:08:46 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Last day of Summer Swim Team

    7/30/2015 8:36:42 PM, by KATIEASP

    Tomorrow is the last day of summer swim team practice :( ..... that means I will have 10 years of coaching SSL under my belt :) Happy Sparking!... Read more

  • Day 28 & 29 - Reflection on Progress

    7/30/2015 7:13:25 PM, by KRYSALISS

    I could have sworn I did a journal entry yesterday! Oh well. Moving along. I'm one day shy of a full month of progress towards my fitness goals. The scale says I haven't accomplished anything. Good thing I don't use a scale to track my real progress. Here's what I have noticed 30 days in: ... Read more

  • NSV and Challenges

    7/30/2015 12:28:07 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    So, I'm going to vent here for a bit. Normally (on a non workout day) my DH gets up at 5:25 and I would sleep until at least 6. His alarm goes off, I kinda hear it subliminally but easily continue to sleep. He comes back into our room from his shower around 5:50 and makes a bunch more noise brush... Read more

  • Thai Shrimp Salad In Lettuce Cups

    7/30/2015 12:02:50 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Yummmmmmm!! Take a peek! Thai dressing ingredients~ 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1/4 c rice vinegar 2 Tbsps soy sauce 2 Tbsps oil 2 Tbsps honey Red pepper sauce to taste 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 mango, peeled and chopped 1/4 c chopped fr... Read more

  • Feeling great - just got back from gym

    7/30/2015 9:03:19 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I feel great this morning. I was having cravings yesterday about food. It always surprises me when it happens. It is usually something bothering me. It is my son. I have not heard from him in nearly a month. He has occasionally answered a text -very sharply. I truly want him ... Read more

  • 7/30/15

    7/30/2015 7:43:39 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quotes from Abraham Lincoln Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want t... Read more

  • love lost

    7/30/2015 7:01:14 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    remembering loss. Me and both Joe's got married on feb 14.1977 and 1996,and also again on june 3 2013. Today, as opposed to the past when I pathetically drank away my blues...I can face them. Be sad if I need to be, without falling apart. Be grateful for the time I had with them. Keep the good m... Read more

  • Whole30 - no way!

    7/30/2015 6:24:00 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    Too funny. I actually read up on the website for the Whole30 and was upset to see all the things you have to get rid of. I couldn't do it. Peas! I love peas and they pack 6 grams of fiber! I also could not give up dairy because I like my cereal in the morning with a little 1% milk. And my coff... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, July 30, 2015

    7/30/2015 6:22:18 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    July 30, 2015 GOD WILL LIFT US UP When we think about God creating this world, watching it fill with sin and then allowing His Son to save it, it is hard to fathom the greatness, the goodness and the power of God. However, God has that power. He is able to keep us from eternal death. He is able... Read more

  • It's Never Too Late For A Fresh Start..

    7/30/2015 5:59:53 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    I used to think a fresh start in weight loss only happened after you have undone all of your hard work. Yes, each day is a new chance to get it right... but sometimes you are so far down the rabbit hole you can't seem to do anything right. I have seen people on this journey (on spark and in real ... Read more

  • Then and Now

    7/30/2015 5:53:28 AM, by BABYPAGAN

    I am a visual person. My biggest frustration with this journey has been that I don't see any changes in myself. I look in the mirror and I still see the 309 pound woman I used to be. The scale says I'm at 239 pounds now and my clothes are much smaller than they used to be, but I don't see it. I know... Read more

  • NEW RULE

    7/30/2015 5:51:05 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    Competitive eating isn't a sport. It's one of the seven deadly sins. 18... Read more

  • Hump day

    7/30/2015 5:01:59 AM, by ARNETTELEE

    More on our vacation.... Well on Wednesday 7/15 it was our day to leave. So it was the end of our vacation. We had a very nice time away from home, but it's great to be home. Also forgot to mention that one of our Uber drivers drove a Tesla...a very nice car! He took us to the zoo on Tu... Read more

  • Happiness & gratitude . . .

    7/30/2015 4:04:26 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    Thursday is connected to Friday!! 244 Blessings to you!! 247 390... Read more

  • Thursday

    7/30/2015 3:47:42 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Well went to the other hospital today and the acting manager was on days off but I have to go there again tomorrow morning so she must be there tomorrow, so will see what will happen then.... Read more

  • Weekly Wrap-Up: 7/19 - 7/25

    7/30/2015 12:24:38 AM, by PROT358

    QUOTE OF THE DAY The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. -Leo Tolstoy WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION Sunday 7-19 1815 calories 45 mins stationary bike Monday 7-20 1390 calories 50 mins stationary bike; 35 mins ballet Tuesday 7-21 1615 calo... Read more

  • We took most of the day today. From 7:30a.m. till now.

    7/30/2015 12:01:52 AM, by NORASPAT

    I went to the dentist-all is well. DH and I went to his Dr appointment and there is a possible reason for the pain. A spur has grown just at the join in the replacement hip socket. DH had lots of blood work and he will be going to hands on Physical therapy. Not just exercises there will be ma... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday

    7/29/2015 10:01:59 PM, by KNEEMAKER

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  • Wednesday's words to Ponder

    7/29/2015 9:34:25 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Day 195

    7/29/2015 9:25:23 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Hello my friends, It was such a BUSY day today! I DID get an hour walk in this morning, neglecting to get a post in. Neglecting to eat my breakfast until late. Neglecting just about everything. lol I guess I figured that walk was more important. Plus I did 3 sets of planks at 2 minu... Read more

  • Day 13... countdown to surgery

    7/29/2015 9:22:34 PM, by ON2VICTORY

    Day 13 This begins my countdown to surgery, my big day. I want to document the days leading up to and the days post op. So much really isn't known about Bariatric surgery, especially in the health and fitness industry. In the articles and forums, I have read everything from praise and celebrati... Read more

  • The Skinny Rules--PART I-- Rule 19 - SLEEP RIGHT

    7/29/2015 8:04:17 PM, by GABY1948

    Actually this one is a short one! I was glad to see that. It is a very good one but in this household, neither John nor I suffers from this particular one. 102 Bob starts out by saying we don't have to go to any textbook to be told that we should get eight hours of sleep a night. When we s... Read more

  • No rest for the wicked...

    7/29/2015 7:18:44 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I got a slow start to the day, and thought I was going to make today a rest day... but no. I did my yoga challenge video of the day, then just had to do a fitness blender workout, followed by 5 miles with Leslie Sansone. Then I figured since I was sweaty that I should go for a run. What the heck,... Read more

  • A Funny Thing Happened On My Walk This Morning

    7/29/2015 6:16:25 PM, by BEFIT015

    Well, not so funny, really. I had just entered the park for my 'speedwalk' session and, somehow, I took a hell of a spill! Slid halfway down the pavement. Road rash like you wouldn't believe! But i also injured my knee--it's swollen & hurts to bend it, walk on it & stand on it. There's a shooting... Read more

  • Starving = Blogging

    7/29/2015 6:06:15 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Ok, I'm at work, trying to hang on until dinner. Snack time has passed and I am STARVING. I've filled up my water bottle and put a piece of gum in my mouth. I am sitting at a little over 600 calories with plenty of room for dinner. I got in a 30 min walk. My dinner plan is a roasted chicken fro... Read more

  • Interview

    7/29/2015 5:55:53 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    The interview went well. It was at least the best I've had in years but do not know if I got the job or not and have to wait 2 weeks because it was early in the decision process and they just started looking. We took the kids to the Discovery Center but they are bored with the place. We then ... Read more

  • I am back and more motivated then ever

    7/29/2015 4:29:26 PM, by CLEANGELLIEBEAN

    Due to a death in the family a couple of month's back I have taken some time off of sparkepeople to mourn. I miss my grandmother very much and in my time meditating on her and my pain I came to realize that I need to be happier, I need to stop putting off the life I dream of and to stop failing at a... Read more

  • Easy Corn Cheese Casserole

    7/29/2015 4:18:39 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Here is some comfort food for ya! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 2 Slightly beaten eggs 1 8 1/2 oz.Pkg of Corn Muffin Mix (Jiffy) 1 can Creamed Corn 1 can Whole Kernel Corn (drained) 1 c Sour Cream 1/2 c Melted Butter 1 pkg. sliced Swiss Cheese ... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: July 29, 2015

    7/29/2015 4:16:54 PM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "When I'm in turmoil, when I can't think, when I'm exhausted and afraid and feeling very, very alone, I go for walks. It's just one of those things I do. I walk and I walk and sooner or later something comes to me, something to make me feel less like jumping off a building." - Jim Butcher, Storm ... Read more

  • Exercise

    7/29/2015 3:30:30 PM, by AHHHME

    When it comes to exercise I am really good at swimming once I get to the pool. The problem is I have a hard time motivating myself to actually go!... Read more

  • A little update

    7/29/2015 3:21:20 PM, by JEREMYM

    i still like to blog but I have bloggers block. Here is a picture instead. Edit ... Read more

  • Motivation help....

    7/29/2015 2:45:39 PM, by LTURSS

    What do you do to stay motivated? My motivation right now is my wedding. Andy and I are getting married on July 15, 2016. We're beyond excited for it! I want to feel and look great in my gown and in our photos. I have ordered my gown already and I know that I can lose 25 lbs and still have the... Read more

  • Day 1335- 40,165 Reasons to Smile

    7/29/2015 1:57:12 PM, by BOBCATGIRL76

    40,165. I'm sure you're thinking that's an odd random number (literally). And you're all probably hoping I'm not about to list 40,165 reasons in this blog. Don't worry I won't. However, today I counted, and since I started on this journey, 40,165 comments have been left on my o... Read more

  • sparkcoach blog

    7/29/2015 1:39:40 PM, by MISSA526

    My hardest healthy habit to maintain is eating well on the weekends when I'm at my boyfriend's place or with his family. There is never any healthy food to eat.... Read more

  • I just can't help it! When I release weight I am happy, when I don't it effects me!

    7/29/2015 1:20:15 PM, by SPARKLINGME176

    I released 2#, (I am the same weight now, that I was at beginning of July. 5# back to goal, now.) I just can't help it! When I release weight I am happy, 185 when I do not, it effects me. 39 You, too? (New blog today, 7-29-15) I am still working/playing VERY hard to be at goal by my God Dau... Read more

  • New Trainer

    7/29/2015 12:47:13 PM, by NHES220

    Monday I did get out for my 3 mile run in the evening. It was humid, but not as hot. Tuesday morning I went to the gym and worked out with my trainer and had a great workout. I did get the news I've been expecting - he's breaking up with me. I knew it was coming, but did not know when. He has been m... Read more

  • SP vs WW

    7/29/2015 12:41:50 PM, by SPOONGIRLDEB

    So I've been back on SparkPeople for the last week or so. Trying to get back into the swing of checking in at least once daily, because it does help, and I know it! I love that now SP counts you as "logging in" when you go to the site, vs before having to actually "spin the wheel" - I would get so... Read more

  • New Fruit - Yummy!!!!

    7/29/2015 11:06:57 AM, by UNIQUE55

    As I strolled through the produce area of my local grocery store yesterday, I found the strangest looking fruit that I have ever seen. I inquired about it with the produce manager, he said it is juicy and very good for looking so weird. Well, as you can imagine, that peaked my adventurous side.... Read more

  • Slept well and am energized

    7/29/2015 9:23:24 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I am doing Sparks while I am watching a recorded version of American Greatest Talent show. I feel great today. I worked out hard yesterday. Did many chores and slept well. I have gone through my DH clothes and have removed the "big" clothes b/c he has lost 65 lbs. He has been ... Read more

  • Vacation is over and so is a job

    7/29/2015 8:51:06 AM, by CASEYSAUER

    The week and a half went well with the MIL. She only drove me crazy a few times. I have to feel sorry for her because she stresses over the littlest things in life (where should this go, or what should we do with that). I could not live my life like that. The week at Echo Lake in Mt. Deser... Read more

  • Being Brave

    7/29/2015 8:08:16 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    I can't tell you how many opportunities I've passed up because I've beaten myself down before I've even had a chance to go for the brass ring. In the past, instead of losing weight, I resigned myself to failure almost every time. I could not believe in myself or be brave enough to face the obst... Read more

  • 7/29/15

    7/29/2015 7:50:03 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Quotes from Buddha You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection. Health... Read more

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    7/29/2015 6:57:49 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    Have my interview in 2 hours. Not really looking forward to it but more like dreading it and can't wait until it is over. I will do my best. Going to do the Whole30 for mid August or so. I was inspired by Bobcatgirl76. I will probably come back later today and update this blog so chec... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, July 29, 2015

    7/29/2015 6:15:24 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    July 29, 2015 LOVE BRINGS GLORY TO GOD Love brings glory to God. When we love Him, we bring Him glory. When we love others, we bring Him glory. Love is the greatest command from God. However, it isn’t easy to love others. There are times when people do things we don’t agree with. There are ... Read more

  • Adventures in taking a nap . . .

    7/29/2015 4:15:51 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    246 Have a fantastic day, y'all!! Blessings to you!! 247 390... Read more

  • Wednesday

    7/29/2015 3:17:29 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Well tomorrow will be d day as I have to go over the other hospital to work so will see what this person has to say as I am sure she will.... Read more

  • A Few Words from Romans

    7/29/2015 12:01:25 AM, by BETRHO48

    For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing that I hate. Now if I do not do what I want, I agree with the law, that is good. So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in ... Read more

  • So sorry to miss so many blogs.

    7/28/2015 11:16:59 PM, by NORASPAT

    I still can not get to post photos. There has been an error on my desk top from Google that says that some apps were removed. There is no explanation and I have asked about it but no reply. Tomorrow I have a dentist appt. to go to since the receptionist doubled my previous appointment. She w... Read more

  • Tuesday's Words to Ponder

    7/28/2015 11:03:06 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Calm night on the lake

    7/28/2015 10:46:48 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I went kayaking on Lake Erie this evening. It was glass flat, and the sunset was gorgeous. I guess the smoke haze from the wildfires in Manitoba have dissipated enough that we have our sunsets back. There were 6 of us out there tonight. We launched from the beach at Barcelona, instead of at the ... Read more

  • Journey Day 20: Remembering the Simplest Joys

    7/28/2015 10:26:21 PM, by WRITE-OWN-STORY

    First off, let me start with saying that in my Day 7 blog, I was searching for terms that explained that I'm slowly starting to realize that losing weight and changing myself isn't so much a physical equation (eat fruits/veggies, exercise x amount of minutes, start y amount of hobbies and, presto ch... Read more

  • Day 194...Part 2

    7/28/2015 9:54:30 PM, by SHAWFAN

    Thank you all for your comments on my blog this morning. Very much appreciate your thoughts and opinions. I managed 5,956 steps today. Tomorrow will be better. I will get an earlier start on my walk, for sure and I will try the elliptical again tomorrow night. Couldn't do it tonight. It jus... Read more

  • Growing As I Get Smaller

    7/28/2015 9:38:01 PM, by STELLAMARIS919

    My goal of losing 20# by my birthday is getting closer to reality. On May 18, 2015 I joined TOPS and since that date I have lost 14#. Shortly after joining TOPS, I became active with SparkPeople. It has been a productive partnership. I have the accountability of weekly weigh ins, live group supp... Read more

  • Day 27 - A new normal

    7/28/2015 8:56:14 PM, by KRYSALISS

    My life has conspired to become incredibly busy at the same time that I picked up a devotion to my fitness. Here I was planning to utilize my lazy days to establish a habit in relative comfort. Now I find myself struggling to make time. The good thing about this, I think, is that the end result is m... Read more

  • Hitting The Panic Button... (Onederland Boarder Patrol)

    7/28/2015 8:27:35 PM, by STEPH-KNEE

    Okay, don't kick my tushy since I am on my "Sparkpeople mini time out", 246... but today I got up and had an idea and I just want to think out loud. If you want to chime in by all means go ahead, but I just want to get this down somewhere to have for me. I have to say that it's funny the second ... Read more

  • The Skinny Rules--PART I-- Rule 18 - GO TO BED HUNGRY

    7/28/2015 7:29:57 PM, by GABY1948

    Well I will begin this blog by saying the more I get into this the more I feel feel like I'm redoing the Beck Diet Solution and I'm sure all the others that are with me from the Back Diet Solution feel the same way. This one was a very good one also and these are so similar that it shows me that bo... Read more

  • Dazzle your DIAMOND Blog

    7/28/2015 6:46:16 PM, by AMY-MIMI77

    My weekly challenge for my BL Dazzling Diamond team is to make a Blog using the word "DIAMOND". D= Do Something For Yourself Nightly reading. I= Invest time in a personal interest Started the 30 day Strength Building challenge & aim for 10 minutes of Cardio each ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    7/28/2015 5:03:40 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    More on our vacation.... We returned the car rental on Sunday so we had to depend on Lyft or Uber to take us places. On Monday we took Lyft to down town Portland where we explored the city. Our first stop was the Lan Su Garden, then we wanted to have some lunch. We passed a lot of food pod... Read more

  • I Gotta Quit.

    7/28/2015 4:39:32 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    Opening my big mouth, that is. I just made an inflammatory statement on a political story. It was a severe criticism of a major candidate. I wondered after I sent it out if it would land me facing some wealthy attorneys. I think I've just gotta learn to bite my tongue a little. From someone whose ... Read more

  • Health problems

    7/28/2015 1:38:00 PM, by AHHHME

    I'm trying to get my diabetes and high blood pressure and arthritis, etc under control. I'm also completing my 3rd fight with cancer. I'm also looking for a job. My point is sometimes I feel kind of overwhelmed and I'm not even sure what my own body wants! But I do believe I'm on the right track. I ... Read more

  • 2 Month Milestone

    7/28/2015 1:21:36 PM, by NANA-B-FITZ

    I started back on Sparks on May 27th. I am happy to report I am 19 pounds lighter !!!!!! A few inches off the body here and there. & Clothes are starting to look big on me. Last weeks doctor visit went well blood sugar counts are down and cholesterol levels are almost where the... Read more

  • FINALLY....

    7/28/2015 12:58:21 PM, by SEWINGMAMACDS

    Finally, I have a confirmed diagnosis....severe adrenal fatigue. I have always suspected it, but my MD doctor in Jan 2013 laughed in my face when I suggested it and asked for testing. Instead, he tested me for sleep apnea which showed I had a mild case and was resolved with dental appliances. ... Read more

  • Clothing Crisis

    7/28/2015 12:55:19 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I haven't had a clothing crisis in awhile. You know, where you keep pulling stuff out of your closet and putting it on to decide just a few moments later that it isn't going to work and then put something else on SEVERAL more times? Ugh. This always seems to be compounded by the fact that I haven... Read more

  • Taco Salad

    7/28/2015 12:29:10 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Taco salad for dinner! Be here at 6pm sharp! ingredients~ 1 pound ground beef 1 (15-ounce) can chili beans 1 c salsa Shredded lettuce Tortilla chips, broken slightly 1 1/2 cups Market Pantry Taco Blend Finely Shredded Cheese Toppings: black olives... Read more

  • Day 1334- It's a Brand New Day

    7/28/2015 11:25:14 AM, by BOBCATGIRL76

    Just a short comment about yesterday's blog. When I got the negative comment in February, I vowed to never let a negative comment bring me down. Instead, I would just delete it an move on. I think what struck me so hard yesterday, was that is was his personal blog calling me out by name. I couldn't ... Read more