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  • Every Mirror Is Broken

    8/31/2015 8:50:24 PM, by LIZ0515

    (That mirror is just as much to blame as the scale.) You obsess for years in front of a mirrored image An image that isn't you It is the way you see yourself When others see something different They see a light, a spirit, a person You see imperfections, what if's, and doubts To s... Read more

  • Thankful maintenance is hard

    8/31/2015 8:27:13 PM, by VTRICIA

    My husband used to bike a lot and said he loved going up hills. He rode his bike up 1,500 feet once, then called his dad to come pick him up. I used to think he was crazy. But earlier today I was thinking about how the hard journey of maintaining my 25% weight loss for 32 months has changed me. ... Read more

  • 5k in my future!

    8/31/2015 8:01:45 PM, by MICHELE826

    My daughter signed me up for a 5k. I am excited and nervous just the same. I have been at a plateau! Today I got on treadmill. I walked 2 miles in under 43 minutes. 3 mph pace.💫👏☺️... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse Aug 31:

    8/31/2015 7:48:01 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Look beyond people's behaviors and have compassion for what may be causing their insensitivities. Lord, I will not take everything personal because I don't know the weight of my neighbor's cross. Daily Scripture & Reflection: I remember you in my prayers night and day. 2 ... Read more

  • Day 184 or 455

    8/31/2015 7:47:38 PM, by RINGLETS888

    I finally admitted something to myself yesterday. I have a binge eating problem. I can do well all day... But then in the evening when the kids go to bed the loneliness sets in. So I eat. I'll start with something small and by the time I myself fall asleep I'm about 1000-2000 calories deep. It suck... Read more

  • Beck Reboot Chapter 5 - Week 1 - Day 4 GIVE Yourself Credit

    8/31/2015 7:47:28 PM, by GABY1948

    Sorry I am so late again...but today will be the LAST computer day. Dell is on both John's and my computers getting the Anti-virus programs all taken care of. Gotta love Microsoft it is THEIR error but I have to deal with it! UGH But that is why I always take Dell's tech support package. It's w... Read more

  • The Real Deal

    8/31/2015 4:48:45 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    School is back in session. Life is starting. The Real Deal. The one that is 9 months of every year. I'm frankly in panic mode. I feel like I'm hanging off the back of the wagon..... for dear life. So. Since we are starting life again..the real deal, where I have no time to myself, I need to s... Read more

  • Last Week's Training

    8/31/2015 4:23:58 PM, by NHES220

    Actually got all my training runs in last week! The planned weekly mileage was 17 miles for the week. So here's how it went: Monday: 3.5 mile run Tuesday: Strength training with my personal trainer Wednesday: 4 mile group run Thursday: High Intensity Interval Training class at the gym F... Read more

  • Good girl, Fifi! Finding my marbles...

    8/31/2015 1:39:56 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Our neighbors have a new puppy and every now and then, I sneak some puppy time. Coco wiggles and squirms and reminds me of how easy it is to train a dog, they want to do the right thing. 338 Beck says we need to give ourselves credit for our efforts, not just in our heads but in the real world. W... Read more

  • Summer reflection

    8/31/2015 11:23:50 AM, by SHASHASHEILA

    As the summer draws to a close, I reflect on the great shape I started with at the close of BLC27. I totally lost focus, floated BLC28 and now am back to preBLC27 eating/exercise. Sure I had my reason - Dad is very ill - In/out of hospital/nursing home 3 months now. However, I did not do my... Read more

  • Off to the movies

    8/31/2015 10:41:41 AM, by PARKSCANADA

    I asked for a small popcorn to share and water. Got a large with butter, chocolate covered almonds and diet coke instead. He knows about my eyes and my sugars. Is he trying to sabotage me or just kill me slowly?? Do I confront him and make an issue in this fragile relationship? Or do I just eat... Read more

  • Minor Success

    8/31/2015 10:26:01 AM, by THEODORE1958

    I got back on track August 13th and as of today I'm down 9 lbs. My mind set has changed from thinking of dieting to making changes I can live with for a life time. I'm not doing anything extreme but I have watched how much junk food I eat. And since then my goal is make sure I eat healthy wholesome ... Read more

  • Finally Making a Plan

    8/31/2015 9:45:52 AM, by UNIQUE55

    Today I have decided it is time to make a real plan in my life, I have to do this. Everything is being controlled by this computer!!!! My plan: ~~~ 30 minutes each morning on SparkPeople, to check in and do my SP coached session ~~~ 30 minutes each evening on SparkPeople, to finish up my trac... Read more

  • Challenge Accepted

    8/31/2015 8:59:56 AM, by NOEXCUSES22

    The start of a new month always feels kind of like New Year's day to me. I feel like I get to start fresh again. I can set some new goals and feel motivated. Today I joined the 30 day plateau buster challenge and I'm not waiting until Sept 1 to get started. ( this is a positive change in itself,... Read more

  • September is a New month !!! Lets Leave bad habits Behind Us !!!

    8/31/2015 8:23:44 AM, by NANA-B-FITZ

    For Everyone Who Lost Weight This Month For Those of You Who Didn't ... Read more

  • I am back!

    8/31/2015 8:13:58 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; spent the weekend in Minnesota for DS HB. We had no real plans except a Twins ball game. DS was extremely moody. He gets that way when we go back to Minnesota- his memories flood back. I think this weighs on him. I had to scold him to enjoy the day. He snapped out of it. We went... Read more

  • I'm back. Beast Mode = ON

    8/31/2015 7:55:41 AM, by TRIANGLE-WOMAN

    On STEPH-KNEE’s status there was a meme that said “Beast Mode: ON” And a comment that said: “On this journey I'm either on or off. I can't explain it well, but it's like a switch flips again & I'm doing everything right. Today the switch was flipped, & I'm ready 2 rock! :)” Yeah,... Read more

  • 8/31/15

    8/31/2015 7:53:01 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C. S. Lewis always be open to positive change have a great day you are amazing... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Monday, August 31, 2015

    8/31/2015 7:28:16 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    August 31, 2015 THE DAY IS COMING God is real good about having patience with us. It takes a lot to make God angry. He does extremely well allowing us to choose and make up our own minds about things. However, the day is coming when the choices we make will determine if we have eternal life wit... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: August 31, 2015

    8/31/2015 6:20:04 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." - Lou Holtz... Read more

  • SIGNS

    8/31/2015 5:48:01 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    In a Podiatrist's office: TIME WOUNDS ALL HEELS. At a Car Dealership: The best way to get back on your feet-miss a car payment. On a Septic Truck: Yesterday's Meals on Wheels ... Read more

  • SIGNS

    8/31/2015 5:47:54 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    In a Podiatrist's office: TIME WOUNDS ALL HEELS. At a Car Dealership: The best way to get back on your feet-miss a car payment. On a Septic Truck: Yesterday's Meals on Wheels ... Read more

  • SIGNS

    8/31/2015 5:47:51 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    In a Podiatrist's office: TIME WOUNDS ALL HEELS. At a Car Dealership: The best way to get back on your feet-miss a car payment. On a Septic Truck: Yesterday's Meals on Wheels ... Read more

  • SIGNS

    8/31/2015 5:47:49 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    In a Podiatrist's office: TIME WOUNDS ALL HEELS. At a Car Dealership: The best way to get back on your feet-miss a car payment. On a Septic Truck: Yesterday's Meals on Wheels ... Read more

  • SIGNS

    8/31/2015 5:47:43 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    In a Podiatrist's office: TIME WOUNDS ALL HEELS. At a Car Dealership: The best way to get back on your feet-miss a car payment. On a Septic Truck: Yesterday's Meals on Wheels ... Read more

  • SIGNS

    8/31/2015 5:47:41 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    In a Podiatrist's office: TIME WOUNDS ALL HEELS. At a Car Dealership: The best way to get back on your feet-miss a car payment. On a Septic Truck: Yesterday's Meals on Wheels ... Read more

  • SIGNS

    8/31/2015 5:47:35 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    In a Podiatrist's office: TIME WOUNDS ALL HEELS. At a Car Dealership: The best way to get back on your feet-miss a car payment. On a Septic Truck: Yesterday's Meals on Wheels ... Read more

  • SIGNS

    8/31/2015 5:47:32 AM, by MARYJOANNA

    In a Podiatrist's office: TIME WOUNDS ALL HEELS. At a Car Dealership: The best way to get back on your feet-miss a car payment. On a Septic Truck: Yesterday's Meals on Wheels ... Read more

  • Replace bad habits . . .

    8/31/2015 4:07:08 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    Let's work on this today. Blessings to you!! 247 390... Read more

  • "What Got You Started The First Time?"

    8/31/2015 3:01:34 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    The best kind of friend is one that can be supportive, and listen to you... but more importantly makes you think! Lynn (Lynn-LovesLife7) often makes me think, and I owe her for it! She casually asked me "what got you started the first time?". When I set out, and ended up losing 90 pounds, what di... Read more

  • Monday

    8/31/2015 1:50:10 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Came home at lunch time today as I really was not feeling great I was feeling a bit wobbly standing most of the time as I never had time to sit down.... Read more

  • Sunday's Words to Ponder

    8/30/2015 11:47:23 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Mothers Day 1999

    8/30/2015 11:02:53 PM, by BETRHO48

    This is a photo of my DM and me in 1999. I hope you and Dad are resting in the arms of Jesus, Mom.... Read more

  • Special Sunday

    8/30/2015 10:43:58 PM, by KNEEMAKER

    Sunday, August 30, 2015 ... Read more

  • We have been at the house all summer. I need to get away right now.

    8/30/2015 10:09:00 PM, by NORASPAT

    Kids Summer is over and so mine is too. I never like the holidays to end but this year it never began. I am going to drive the RV and get it to Plattsburgh. My DIL will be the one person who has got it right, I hope she can get it back to a gentler time. Today I was up and down the ladde... Read more

  • Finally got my work caught up!

    8/30/2015 9:55:43 PM, by IAMBIZI

    our friends came over last night. This is the friend of mine who was very depressed and is having marital problems. WE had a nice dinner took a short walk because it was hot and then watched a movie. the holiday a romantic comedy with jack black, jude law, kate winslet, cameron diez. I enjoyed seein... Read more

  • Stuffed Bell Peppers

    8/30/2015 7:42:25 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, Do you realize the health benefits of bell peppers? Well, eat'em up! Take a peek! Ingredients~ 6 bell peppers, mixed colors, halved vertically and seeded 1 c quinoa 2 Tbsps oil, divided 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed 2 cups chopped fresh ve... Read more

  • Getting stronger

    8/30/2015 7:17:25 PM, by SBECKER526

    I had several weeks of severe RA pain. I also was doing too much in preparation for our move. Finally the move is 10 days away. I went through all boxes. Everything is set to move. I need to use up more food. I need to finish some sorting of stuff. I have 3 deliveries to make to the Animal Re... Read more

  • RETIREMENT

    8/30/2015 7:15:49 PM, by KARENJOJO

    Five months is the time-span I had to adjust to my husband filing retirement papers with his employer. Minus his scheduled days off, I (we) now have 20 days until his final day. Five months ago I looked forward to his final day. With 20 days remaining, I still look forward to having my husband, best... Read more

  • it's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.

    8/30/2015 7:08:27 PM, by MRSKATEDUVALL

    August 30, 2015. Picture me singing. Is that song familar to you? It’s the end of my staycation. Tomorrow I go back to work. It wasn’t the greatest or most productive of weeks. I did learn the meaning behind why I take my anxiety meds. Through a mishap ( I really need mindfulness traini... Read more

  • Beck Reboot Chapter 5 - Week 1 - Day 3

    8/30/2015 6:15:59 PM, by GABY1948

    I'M BACK! No, things are not perfect but ONE computer is up to Windows 10 so I have relaxed a lot! Those few of you that went to Beck with me know what a scaredy cat and easily torqued out person I am. I'm getting better but this showed me not better enough 334 but it's SO good to be back with y... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse Aug 30:

    8/30/2015 5:51:05 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Sometimes we spend our time demanding that the present moment be different than it is instead of facing the situation and dealing with it. Lord, strengthen my faith because through You I will have enough power to overcome any obstacles. Daily Scripture & Reflection: But I... Read more

  • Resetting the Goal

    8/30/2015 5:49:43 PM, by BONNIJEAN

    I am inspired by people who stick with a plan and have a large weight loss. I revisited my goals, adjusted the amount to lose per week, and set a new target date. Yes, I'd love to do it faster, but I really want to do it no matter how long it takes.... Read more

  • Kayaking adventures...

    8/30/2015 5:06:58 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Last night was the Moonlight Paddle (the last of the season). It was the Blood Moon, and it rose bright and vaguely red. The band at the floating stage was a Stevie Wonder cover band. They were okay, but nothing really special. It was an extra big group going out. We had 54 boats, with 57 paddl... Read more

  • Frustration

    8/30/2015 4:46:55 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I'm frustrated and crabby. I don't feel well and it's not a good way to start the week. My throat is sore and my chest hurts- definitely coming down with something. However I did buy 2 gigantic fall mums at Costco and the are fabulous! My oldest did swim tryouts Saturday and she looked good. W... Read more

  • Sunny Sunday

    8/30/2015 3:48:25 PM, by ARNETTELEE

    Not sure on what the latest is about the two possible hurricanes to come by Hawaii: Ignacio and Jimena. Need to read the latest. Today is house cleaning day. Happy sparking everyone!... Read more

  • Adjusting

    8/30/2015 1:25:05 PM, by JESSYCASJOURNEY

    So after my week long liquid diet I came out on top. I lost 6 inches all over and 11.2 pounds. I was excited! But when I transitioned back into foods I gained like 5 pounds of that back. Or so I thought, I realized I couldn't weigh myself every day like I was doing on the liquid diet. So I did ... Read more

  • Sit to eat every single bite

    8/30/2015 1:21:25 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Some years ago well before this Beck thing, I decided to adopt the habit of sitting to eat. I noticed how setting a seating at the dining table and sitting down at it made me aware and appreciative of my eating in a different way. At the time I did it for every bite, but over time it is clear that... Read more

  • Breakfast

    8/30/2015 11:27:48 AM, by LISAZOMBIELAND

    This is my second day of eating my healthy oatmeal with walnuts and cranberries.... Read more

  • Taming sweet tooth challenge begins

    8/30/2015 11:12:04 AM, by RE3302

    I know I am not eating large quantities of food so I must be eating the wrong food. As I have been more faithful at journaling I have seen my cravings/weakness for sweets so when I saw this challenge I thought it was time to give them a little push backwards in order to meet weight loss goals and lo... Read more

  • Day 6 of Whole30

    8/30/2015 10:46:11 AM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    Hi, today is day 6 of Whole30 and I'm loving how mentally alert I feel and how I'm able to stay focused on tasks which I haven't been able to do for quite some time. I woke up this morning grumpy and headachey. Also, **feeling** like this is one more thing I'm going to try that isn't going t... Read more

  • 8/30/15

    8/30/2015 9:33:19 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    No matter what you're going through, there's a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you'll find the positive side of things. Demi Lovato have a wonderful day make the best out of it thank you for all the ... Read more

  • Sunday Quote: August 30, 2015

    8/30/2015 7:38:00 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him." - John Piper... Read more

  • Take time to notice . . .

    8/30/2015 7:34:31 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    The beauty of God's creation is all around us. 146 Take time to stop & smell those roses. 214 Blessings to you!! 247 390... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, August 30, 2015

    8/30/2015 7:29:19 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    August 30, 2015 IDOLS Just in the last 100 years, not only has technology come a long way but we seem to have so much more things. We have something to help us with just about every need. We have more information readily available to us. We have websites where we can get ideas. We have stores o... Read more

  • Small Changes Reflections

    8/30/2015 6:57:42 AM, by KIN59VARA

    I love the beginning of a school year as it always feels like the start of a new year. In that light I have decided to change up how I look at and work in this team. I remember Darlene's instructions when she first developed it and talked about to make it work for yourself. I loved it as it made me ... Read more

  • 18 Miles and feeling strong!

    8/30/2015 5:50:40 AM, by CASEYSAUER

    I had a wonderful "Date Day" with DH yesterday. We started off at 8 a.m. and drove to Colebrook bike trail. It was PACKED!!! We actually had to park across the street from the parking lot -- and it's a BIG parking lot. But I can't say I blame people. The weather yesterday was perfect!!! We... Read more

  • LONG DAY

    8/30/2015 3:08:05 AM, by ARNETTELEE

    We went to Lihue to the Kauai Museum for a Japanese Cultural festival. There was a sushi demo and then we headed to Kapaa for an AARP workshop on Retirement, Medicare, and Social Security. Boy, it was a long day for us. Happy sparking!... Read more

  • Saturday's Words to Ponder

    8/30/2015 12:05:50 AM, by JUDY1676

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  • Summer 2015 Wish List

    8/29/2015 11:29:08 PM, by PROT358

    I know I'm way behind on this one! Somehow the havoc of caring for my mom this summer has gotten me off rhythm. Even though I'm just now writing the blog, I have had these goals in mind and have been working towards them all summer! 298 Nutrition: The goal is 1450 calories or less daily, h... Read more

  • 10 days in the hospital & counting

    8/29/2015 11:00:28 PM, by OBIESMOM2

    my sister, Dyan, had her second surgery on Thursday. One week to the day after the initial surgery. The med teams were concerned because spinal fluid was leaking out her nose. Sounds much scarier than it is. Seems it's fairly common following the type of procedures she had. Once again, it t... Read more

  • Bacon And Egg-Stuffed French Bread

    8/29/2015 10:02:58 PM, by MEMORIES7

    Hello Sparkfamily, I am so behind on my recipe and thought of the day blog's thanks to my internet! You all have been so patient and I am so thankful for that! So I had better get this done before it goes out so without further ado, Take a peek! Ingredients~ 1/2 pound (about 8 sli... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse Aug 29:

    8/29/2015 10:00:08 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Expect more of yourself than you do of others and you will save yourself much stress and disappointment. Lord, help me to see how capable that I am. Daily Scripture & Reflection: Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstret... Read more

  • Sunday

    8/29/2015 9:46:03 PM, by JTREMBATH

    We were going to go down to the farm today but the weather is not the best so Sherry said it would be best to wait until the weather warms up.... Read more

  • Beck pick 2 reasonable diets

    8/29/2015 9:20:39 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Today I read my ARC three times. I made and read some other response cards. I investigated diets and chose the Fast Diet as my primary diet and the Cura Romana as my secondary diet. These are both nutritious diets that involve some elements of intermittent fasting. The effect they have on my insul... Read more

  • Beck 5 day 1 advantages response card

    8/29/2015 5:42:34 PM, by FIFIFRIZZLE

    Today I bought some index cards so I could record the advantages of losing weight. Keeping these to the forefront will assist with making the changes I need to support my weightloss programme. I will read the cards twice a day or more often as needed to help overcome my sabotaging thoughts and chang... Read more

  • Quick update...

    8/29/2015 4:33:39 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I am off to the Moonlight Paddle. Won't be home until late. Had a good day. Lunch with my parents, fitness all afternoon, and now kayaking for a couple of hours. Still don't know if we are going out tomorrow or not. Waiting to hear about that. A good day.... Read more

  • Beck Reboot Chapter 5 - Week Update

    8/29/2015 3:56:51 PM, by GABY1948

    Not quite what I had promised yesterday but at least I am now holding my head above water! Slenderella61 had emailed me a day or two ago (?) and I JUST replied to her, so am posting it here so you all know what is up.... "I am feeling today like my nose is above water but won't be totally o... Read more

  • Heard from DS

    8/29/2015 2:40:24 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    It have been 2 weeks - my son said fiancée threw him out of house where he is paying rent. Fiancée sent me a text that she is calling police. Fiancée says she is going back to mothers until DS leaves. He says he is leaving & heading to Mexico - goodbye mom. - I am in Minneapolis getting ready t... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: August 29, 2015

    8/29/2015 11:34:43 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "So avoid using the word 'very' because it's lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don't use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavor, laziness will not do. It also won't do in your essays." - N.H. Kleinbaum, Dead Poets Socie... Read more

  • Three Hours at the Eye Doctors

    8/29/2015 11:20:09 AM, by PARKSCANADA

    Diabetic retinopathy ([ˌrɛtnˈɑpəθi]), also known as diabetic eye disease, is when damage occurs to the retina due to diabetes. It can eventually lead to blindness.[1] It is an ocular manifestation of diabetes, a systemic disease, which affects up to 80 percent of all patients who have had... Read more

  • 8/29/15

    8/29/2015 11:05:46 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    You're going to go through tough times - that's life. But I say, 'Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.' See the positive in negative events. Joel Osteen I try to do this some times I just don't make it but I still keep trying have a blessed day you are amazing... Read more

  • My new best friend this week

    8/29/2015 10:53:04 AM, by LISAZOMBIELAND

    Today and the rest of the week I am going to focus on breakfast. Lunch usually isn't too much of a problem.... Read more

  • Love this Vince Lombardi quote!!

    8/29/2015 9:31:27 AM, by NILLAPEPSI

    Blessings to you!! 247 390... Read more

  • 8/29/2015

    8/29/2015 8:03:19 AM, by LISAGEGARE

    Hi, It's been awhile and I've fallen off the wagon big time. I had blood work done and besides just being fat my triglyceride level is high. I need to lose weight, stat. I will stop blaming the stress in my life on my bad eating habits and start taking care of me. Learned that even diet soda i... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Saturday, August 29, 2015

    8/29/2015 7:10:13 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    August 29, 2015 DECEIVED Most of us have been deceived by someone. We may have been lied to. We may have been betrayed. It hurts. It causes anger. It puts distance between people. The root of deception is Satan. We all can easily be deceived by sin believing it is okay to do something that is n... Read more

  • Been busy

    8/29/2015 4:25:43 AM, by ARNETTELEE

    It's been a busy week....as you can tell I haven't had a chance to blog and do other spark activities. Oh well. Happy sparking everyone!... Read more

  • I feel too old to learn computer language.

    8/28/2015 11:48:31 PM, by NORASPAT

    I had hoped to be in the eye Dr for 30 minutes but it was over 2 hours. Our GD had read two thick books and she was tired. We were planning a ride but we were all wanting to just get back home. I decided to get the house cleaned up because the yard and outdoors has been our priority, ... Read more

  • Friday's Words to Ponder

    8/28/2015 11:00:07 PM, by JUDY1676

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  • Beck Reboot Chapter 5 - Week 1

    8/28/2015 10:55:58 PM, by GABY1948

    Just stopping in quickly...gone all day across state again! We will be home-bodies for quite a while now we are both beat! But I will do my two catch-up blogs tomorrow Chapter 5 and Day 1 separately tomorrow. We have not only been gone an unusually long period of days but I am still having "... Read more

  • Daily Inspiration and Birth verse Aug 28:

    8/28/2015 9:33:56 PM, by LHLADY517

    Daily Inspiration: Too much of a good thing can actually diminish the joy and make it a burden. Lord, help me avoid excess and keep my life simpler and freer. Daily Scripture & Reflection: But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not f... Read more

  • Saturday

    8/28/2015 9:00:39 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Would really like to go down to see ZJUSKA, as she s home with her mum but because we are both not 100% we cannot travel that far in a short time, but I have told her mum to enjoy her time with her.... Read more

  • Wake up call; Day 4 of Whole 30

    8/28/2015 8:49:56 PM, by NORTHWOODSMOM8

    I don't even know if my dear Sparkfriends from FIVE years ago are still here, but if you are, hello and I MISS our interactions! Why is it SO hard for me to find my spark again! I lost 63 pounds and kept it off for a good 18 months. I was walking 5 miles a day. But then one little choice at ... Read more

  • Trying new foods

    8/28/2015 8:47:58 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    So I ordered these pasta/rice substitutes online. I just wanted to try them out. Yesterday I tried the Miracle Noodle Fettuccine. I left them in the boiling water just a little long, which meant they were the tiniest bit slimy, but I added cheese and vegetables and really enjoyed it overall. Ton... Read more

  • Re-Engagement

    8/28/2015 1:22:53 PM, by WANTSRECOVERY

    I have been using my SP app on my phone again. I had stopped using it for a bunch of reasons, all of which were important when I stopped. One reason I had was that I could not post a blog. Resolved by SP. Another reason was I had no time. Yup. For real. I had no time. Which I know ... Read more

  • Stronger Than Yesterday!

    8/28/2015 1:07:11 PM, by DETERMINED569

    Hi All My Sparkpeople, So I haven't wrote a Blog in a long time so I thought today would be a good time as any. I haven't made it to my Goal Weight yet but I'm still definitely getting stronger. I'm definitely stronger than last year because I'm now doing Burpees & I never could do those before. I'm... Read more

  • Daily Summary for Thu, Aug 27th

    8/28/2015 12:41:19 PM, by KNITTYKITTY01

    Calorie Summary Daily calorie budget..............1,709 Food calories consumed............1,708 Exercise calories burned............155 Net calories for the day..........1,553 +/- for the day 155 under budget Weight Summary lbs Goal Weight 220 lbs. Start Weight 267 lbs. Today's ... Read more

  • Stress and Depression

    8/28/2015 12:22:14 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I'm feeling very stressed about school starting and not having any time already and most of our activities have yet to even start. It doesn't help that I'm also feeling quite depressed about our air quality situation and the smoke as it starts to make you feel trapped after awhile. We are on day 9... Read more

  • Cross fit anyone? Eat to Perform??

    8/28/2015 9:46:08 AM, by DETERMINEDDE

    I'm looking for an active SP group for cross fit and eat to perform. I've been doing cross fit since January and love it. I need to find a nutrition plan and have been looking at the Eat to Perform plan out there. Not sure it is right for me. All of this has brought me back to Spark. I thought ... Read more

  • yesterday went to new medical office

    8/28/2015 8:42:25 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I had requested a nurse practitioner at this holistic clinic to work with me for my health. I am a non-conformist and say no to traditional medicines. I am using Armour for my thyroid and many doctors will not even take you as a patient on Armour. I read and use supplements on iss... Read more

  • 8/28/15

    8/28/2015 7:55:09 AM, by AZMOMXTWO

    Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results. Willie Nelson I am working on this one every day thank you for reading have a wonderful day... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, August 28, 2015

    8/28/2015 7:09:44 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    August 28, 2015 INNER BEAUTY Sometimes it is best to remain quiet when others are angry. Sometimes it is best to remain quiet when we are angry. Angry emotions can cause us to say things we don’t really mean. The tongue is powerful and can hurt those we love in just a matter of seconds when w... Read more

  • Quote of the Day: August 28, 2015

    8/28/2015 6:55:55 AM, by PASTORDAN_ATDCC

    "Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." - Henry James Happy Friday! Enjoy it while it lasts. 259 67... Read more

  • I No Longer Answer Stupid Questions...

    8/28/2015 6:17:32 AM, by STEPH-KNEE

    We all have that well meaning (or maybe not so well meaning) person that takes it upon themselves to make sure you are successful on your "diet" and may ask "should you be eating that?" 18 Nothing makes me more angry than someone food policing me, but I've gotten used to the occasional "can you ... Read more

  • Friday, August 28, 2015

    8/28/2015 5:28:01 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    I gained a pound this week. My food choices have not been great so I know what I need to do and yesterday was a cheat day pretty much. I got my paycheck but I was not happy with it. I signed up for the 401K and maybe I am asking for too much money out. I might have to adjust it to half tha... Read more

  • Engaging the Established Presbyterian Church of Scotland

    8/28/2015 5:20:08 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    “Resurrection-Denying Preacher to Return to Scotland.” That was the headline of a story published in the Glasgow Herald about a week before I was scheduled to lecture in the Cairns Church in Milngavie, a constituent member of the established Presbyterian Church of Scotland. The Senior Pastor of ... Read more