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  • Friday

    10/24/2014 11:49:19 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Hey thanks foe the well wished for a good night of ! I did manage to have a good rest and peaceful dreams. I know I said that after my cigars I bought a few days ago, I wrote I would attempt again. I could not accomplish that. I took a 30 minute walk to a cigar shop a... Read more

  • Thursday

    10/23/2014 10:39:41 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Finally, I enjoyed sunshine on my shoulders! I enjoyed a long walk and strength training in our gym. I am much in need of a good night of , so I think it is to listen to and hopefully have pleasant dreams! Have a TGIF!... Read more

  • I Can Do It! Week 4

    10/23/2014 2:30:31 PM, by DEJECTEDWALKER

    So, I'm slipping in some areas, getting better than others. Overall I think I'm not focused enough and need to figure out a good time to do that. I'm doing super well with water, cutting back significantly on soda and coffee. I'm not tracking my food as well, doing it about 50% of the time. ... Read more

  • HAVE A FEARLESS FRIDAY!

    10/22/2014 10:41:14 PM, by ICECUB

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  • ENJOY

    10/22/2014 10:37:08 PM, by ICECUB

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  • Wednesday

    10/22/2014 10:13:58 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Today the decided to hide behind the , though the humidity was way down. Because of the lack of sunshine I was down and a bit depressed. Since I have hopefully beaten the caffeine addiction, I am attempting to fight the nicotine addiction. I made it 24 hours without a cigar... Read more

  • Day 12

    10/22/2014 4:35:29 AM, by CHERYLERBE1

    I went to the Dr. on Monday and have been down in a funk ever since. I've had a upper repertory infection since the 7th of September. It's getting hard to get up and go in the morning or the afternoon Hell almost any time I get up to eat meals and exercise because I have to do that then I lay down f... Read more

  • I've changed my goal weight.

    10/21/2014 11:18:34 PM, by ALIIDA

    I've changed my goal weight and moved it up by about three pounds. I've also changed from kilos to pounds because the increments are smaller. I grew up with both kilos and pounds, but there are only kilos where I live now. (Later changed back to kilos. I don't know how to reset everything here... Read more

  • Tuesday

    10/21/2014 10:34:31 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Tuesday was a wet muggy day. There was on and off rain, but I managed to get my walking in for the day. Also I fought with my AC and fans most of the day to keep comfy and dry. It did not work that well. I guess I am weird, mostly it is my hands and feet that sweat. Wednesday there is a possibility ... Read more

  • Chapter 5 - go ahead and toss the scale

    10/21/2014 6:16:19 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter. If the scale runs your life, "dominates your thinking and ultimately your actions", then you might want to get rid of it (temporarily or permanently). If you beat yourself up when the scale shows a higher ... Read more

  • Down hill slide to progress...STOP!!!

    10/21/2014 9:58:56 AM, by GINIEMIE

    Hello my dear friends. I've been on the slippery slopes as far as taking care of myself, how I eat and how I get out and move. I could cop out and say I've been busy but that's not entirely true-well not anymore than usual. When I went to Europe to see my family I knew I would be eating foods I l... Read more

  • No Longer One of my Passtimes

    10/21/2014 8:01:50 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    Watching brain concussed people smash into other brain concussed people so they're brain concussed lighter weight friends can manipulate a flat ball thought the air or in their arms and cross a field. Then, if they aren't further concussed on the way, they get six points, which mean nothing, but peo... Read more

  • Monday

    10/20/2014 10:15:44 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Today has been a good day. I have not had any head aches. Besides quitting caffeine, I think the loud noises from the restaurant, the minor pain from dental work, the use of cleaners during the past week and the changes in weather all have contributed to the head aches. I did not see my Aunt & ... Read more

  • I have this moment

    10/20/2014 8:23:14 PM, by WOMANWITHGRIT

    I'm trying to show up here again. I'm easily overwhelmed these days. So, I know I must set goals in the midst of this. Tonight, I have some personal and professional computer work to do. All this week, I need to work hard to get a project PPT done by next Monday, and I have a busy teaching schedul... Read more

  • Chapter 4 - to weigh or not to weigh

    10/20/2014 5:21:55 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter. Spangle instructs us that there is not a right or wrong answer about keeping the scale or not keeping it; about stepping on it every day, once a week, or never. What are some ways you can rel... Read more

  • Sunday

    10/19/2014 9:49:33 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    I sort of enjoyed Dinner with my Dear Aunt Jean & Awesome Uncle Ed. About have way through my head started to hurt. I think I am not completely over caffeine withdrawals and the restaurant was very busy and loud which did not help. Still it was great to spend time with them! Also, all the clea... Read more

  • ENJOY

    10/19/2014 6:49:15 PM, by ICECUB

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  • Saturday

    10/18/2014 11:56:24 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    I am disappointed The Fighting Irish lost! SONday is another day and hopefully I will see my family ! So that is something to look forward to! I enjoyed a walk outside today when it was sunny, but came inside when the temp started to drop and had a great core exercise. I did some reds for workout cl... Read more

  • Should we be embracing technology?

    10/18/2014 6:01:14 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I'm beginning to wonder about my stance on technology. I, for one, had my satellite disconnected 5 years ago. My wife and I have been TV free since then. We bought a cell phone like about ten years ago, but with reception being poor where we live back then and still is now, we gave that up and hav... Read more

  • Frantic Friday

    10/17/2014 11:19:54 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    This morning I woke early to visit with James, my peer support counselor. I went shopping and bought a new pair of red Nike cross trainer sneakers. Last week my favorite workout shoes wore out. Monday a 30% off coupon came in the mail from Kohl's, the shoes also were on sale, so I paid about 35$ for... Read more

  • Day 2 - the scale is my enemy

    10/17/2014 5:00:15 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter. 1) Stop using the scale to confirm my failures. Don't let the scale win but letting it ruin my day or cause me to eat. 2) Not to treat the scale "like an authoritarian parent does not result in wieght-l... Read more

  • Day 1 - what's wrong with my scale

    10/17/2014 4:59:02 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    In your notebook, list 2 or 3 things that you learned from this chapter. 1) the scale is not always a predictor of your weight because of other things such as: travel, humidity, rain, hormones, etc. 2) the scale can be your friend...holy moley! lol 3) the scale can "g... Read more

  • Day 7

    10/17/2014 4:55:49 PM, by CHERYLERBE1

    All is quiet on the home front. Josh called the day before yesterday wish I want list. You know the I want this I want that list. Make a dental appointment because I have a toothache. Yeah right it's not enough we carry Medical and Prescription coverage on you at 27 and pretty much your whole life. ... Read more

  • We don't have to accept iPay.

    10/17/2014 2:40:16 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    Apple is coming out with a new product, I believe it's called iPay or something like that. It will help lead to a situation where we will have to pay a lot more money for our phones in order to have the right to buy things. We can now buy things with cash, check or debit card. It costs you nothin... Read more

  • My Aunt Jean & Uncle Ed are in town, woohoo!

    10/16/2014 10:32:30 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    My Aunt Jean & Uncle Ed arrived in Pittsburgh today. They went and saw my Mom at the care home tonight. I talked to my Aunt Jean and she said Mom ate well. My Aunt Jean said Mom was trying to talk at times but my Aunt Jean did not understand what Mom was trying to say. One part of my Mom's difficult... Read more

  • STILL WORKING TOWARD GOALS

    10/16/2014 10:00:52 PM, by ICECUB

    HI EVERYONE, TIME FOR ANOTHER BLOG. I AM WORKING MY WAY TOWARD A SUCCESSFUL FALL. I AM STILL DRINKING 8-10 GLASSES WATER. I AM STILL DOING MY CRUNCHES 100 A DAY. I HAVE BEEN ADDING MORE FRUIT TO MY DIET. . AND HAVE NOT HAD ANY SOFT DRINKS. .I AM ... Read more

  • HI

    10/16/2014 9:40:15 PM, by ICECUB

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  • Mindless Eating

    10/16/2014 11:16:01 AM, by WOMANWITHGRIT

    I've been practicing this, and its not how I want to live. Today, I will be present and intentional. Tracking. Good to be back!... Read more

  • Thinking thin?

    10/16/2014 10:35:43 AM, by ALIIDA

    I have a friend who is very very lean. I won't use the word thin because she is super fit, and "lean" has a more athletic ring to it. She is always very careful what she puts in her mouth and always mentioning how important it is not to put on weight. I've never asked her but my guess is she's alway... Read more

  • SSSSS LLLLL OOOO WWW DOWN

    10/15/2014 9:34:51 AM, by FUNLOVEN

    I read an article on SP today about eating slower. Funny how these articles seem to sync with my life every once in a while. This is definitely something I would benefit from doing, but the "how to do it" parts seem to be just beyond my grasp for some reason. This article has some recommendat... Read more

  • I Can Do it Days 19-21

    10/15/2014 5:07:07 AM, by DEJECTEDWALKER

    Days 19 -21 Cold is almost all gone, losing a bit of motivation and haven't really exercised beyond the normal amount of walking I get done at work. I will have to make a plan going forward to get back into the swing of things. My plan for today is to do a 1 mile WATP video, tra... Read more

  • Medical Science is Amazing!

    10/14/2014 10:18:58 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    I read the daily newspaper, an article on the front page really caught my attention: Harvard makes diabetes Breakthrough Technique that grows insulin-making cells could shift direction of treatment, experts say BLOOMBERG NEWS BOSTON - Harvard researchers have pioneered a techniqu... Read more

  • Third day without caffeine, though a slight head ache at times.

    10/13/2014 9:42:26 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    It was my third day and I made it through without the drug, caffeine., At times though my head was in mild discomfort. I made it through with ice cold water! We had periods of rain today and I think the change in the weather affected my head also. NO ! ... Read more

  • Day 4 Alls well

    10/13/2014 12:58:35 PM, by CHERYLERBE1

    I know we are using past behaviors to tell us what is going to happen down the road. This time he has the Lord on his side. That's one mighty big force to reckoned with. I'm just going to remind him of that when he starts stepping astride. As four me I have picked up another bug. It sucks but s... Read more

  • Second day, totally caffeine free!!!

    10/12/2014 10:02:30 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Again I went through another day without any caffeine or head pain. A benefit of this I noticed today is that I do not need meds for anxiety as much too. I just used one pill today. I think the caffeine increased anxiety, now that I am off the junk, the anxiety is decreased! ... Read more

  • I haven't made an entry in a long time..

    10/12/2014 8:40:47 PM, by CHERYLERBE1

    I know it's been a long time but the last few weeks have been harsh around here to put it bluntly Josh or one son should have been long gone to jail but we just couldn't face the court fines and costs on top of everything else. I long probably 100 thousand dollars of my grandmothers china that was s... Read more

  • Another learning lesson

    10/12/2014 2:36:02 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    I finally had to admit the truth. Toward the end of my 100 days weight loss effort, I took a pause. As a result I gained 2.2 pounds. I believed that the chronic anxiety of my ill health finally caught up with me. I have been so worried since no antibiotic was working after 6 weeks and they could... Read more

  • I Can Do it DAY 18

    10/12/2014 10:05:24 AM, by DEJECTEDWALKER

    Day 18 Changing the name of my blogs... some encouraging words. So, the cold kicked my butt and then internet went down. When I was sick I really didn't try much of anything other than to recover. I am back now and hopefully back into the swing of things.... Read more

  • I think I will win my caffeine challenge!

    10/11/2014 10:29:19 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Today I had no caffiene at all. Also my head did not hurt at all today. There were times when it felt like it would start, but a glass of ice water beat it down! ... Read more

  • Day 100 - this is how I live

    10/11/2014 6:42:41 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    I have finished the 100 Days and it has been a v. rewarding, life changing book. Unfortunately I got sick half into it and the last few weeks I have not been doing as good as I had been, but I really believe because of her book I can get back to it. Well once again, Linda Spangle hit it on the... Read more

  • Someone is playing Drums very intensely in my head!

    10/10/2014 9:57:01 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    I decided today to take on a challenge that I have been considering about for a while. I am cutting down on caffeine, and hopefully soon to be free of the D**M stuff. I had 23 ounces of cold green tea today. My usual amount was around 60 -70 ounces a day. I am proud of the fact that I found the disc... Read more

  • Day 99 - its not in here!

    10/10/2014 7:43:17 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    ",,,you'll never be completely free of the temptation to eat something when you feel stressed or upset and need nurturing and solace." So Spangle advises to make sign that says, "It's not in here!" Put it somewhere to be easily viewed to remind yourself that you don't have to give in to your emoti... Read more

  • It just isn't worth it

    10/10/2014 9:04:24 AM, by NOWYOUDIDIT

    We just returned from 8 weeks in northern MN at the lake. I tried to post a picture, but it says the file is too big? I thought SP adjusted the size for uploading?? At the lake we do everything the hard way- we "camp" except our shelters are 2 garage buildings and a 5th wheel. It's a lot of p... Read more

  • An interesting walk.

    10/9/2014 8:24:48 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    As I was coming home from shopping this evening, my friend Mike was finishing up on cleaning out the Man Cave. I spent some time with him, I felt a bit bad I did not help out and we did not enjoy our last Hurrah Cigar at the "Man Cave". He told me tomorrow his Mom, who lives in Florida is coming up ... Read more

  • Day 98 - new year's resolution

    10/9/2014 2:32:30 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    What do you imagine your life will be like once you have reached your weight loss goals? This lesson is for you to pretend you have been successful in your weight loss and exercise goals. "Based on what you'd like to see happen during the next year, write an outcome for each of the areas below. D... Read more

  • Day 97 - use what works

    10/9/2014 2:22:20 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    If you have gone astray you need to think back to what worked for you in the past. Use the same techniques so that you will manage "your emotional needs without reaching for food." Spangle asks great questions: "Was anything in your life different at that time? Were you less stressed or not... Read more

  • A canceled trip

    10/9/2014 4:55:32 AM, by ALIIDA

    The other day, I got a mail telling me my arrangements for the last part of a trip abroad this month had fallen through. I was offered replacement arrangements, but by that time, I'd freaked and decided to cancel the whole trip. Funnily enough, although I'd been looking forward to it for more than a... Read more

  • Dental Visit was good!

    10/8/2014 5:13:52 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    My friend, who drives me to my Dental visit, called at 5:50am and said he would pick me up in about 15 minutes. I was prepared for the day, so went down to the parking lot to wait. It was dark and I looked up in the sky and saw a "Blood Moon". The Moon was 3/4 red/orange and 1/4 bright white. The M... Read more

  • Day 96 - what will it take?

    10/8/2014 3:41:40 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    You need to realize "what will it take?" to follow through with your weight loss plan. Spangle advises us to break everything down into little parts so you have no reason to use an excuse. Create an action step and ask the question. "Do this again and again until you reach an action you can... Read more

  • Dentist visit tomorrow.

    10/7/2014 11:22:44 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Now that my mouth had completely recovered from the work done last month, I get to spend 3 - 4 hours in the torture chair tomorrow morning! I am am hoping for a good night of rest, I am beat right now. Have a great Hump Day! I will most likely look like this after my visit ... Read more

  • Day 95 - set your intentions

    10/7/2014 3:25:34 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    Make sure that your intentions actually turn into goals. So if you say I want to lose 10 pounds, then proceed to lay out a plan! If you don't succeed, "look for the holes in your system". Why did it work for you? Is this really the time you want to lose weight? You may have to simplify or a... Read more

  • Day 94 - three columns of weight loss

    10/7/2014 2:49:13 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    Spangle tells us there are "three behavior columns - weight loss, maintain, or gain" and that there is "no gray or in-between." Weight loss column This is where you stay within your plan through food and exercise. It may not be perfect, but following your plan each day will help you lose w... Read more

  • Monday

    10/6/2014 9:54:47 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    The first thing I accomplished was taking care of paper work for the competency review of my VA pension, that I am in the middle of. I completed the forms requested and mailed them out today. If all goes well there will be a positive response within the next 30 days. As I wrote yesterday I currently... Read more

  • Day 13 and 14 of my Never Ending Journey

    10/6/2014 1:30:10 PM, by DEJECTEDWALKER

    Well, still sick... ended up staying in bed like 14 hours yesterday... just didn't have the strength to do much. Still went to work, but this cold is kickin' my butt. So, today is more recovery. Felt slightly better. ... Read more

  • Some reasons for my 'good guy' act yesterday.

    10/5/2014 11:31:55 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    I have been renting in my community for 12 years now. I came here after I separated from my wife. At that time I went through bankruptcy and then a divorce. This complex was affordable and I have loved living here. I have access to a gym, pool, outdoor grills, tennis courts and racket ball courts. I... Read more

  • Day 93 - 20-year plan

    10/5/2014 4:50:39 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    After all that has been learned, Spangle tells us to create a 20-year plan to manage our weight. How do we even begin?!? Instructions: plan out activities for the next week and incorporate how you will eat, exercise and take care of your emotional needs. From this, you can create a blueprint o... Read more

  • Day 92 - accept the solution

    10/5/2014 3:04:47 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    So once you decide that obesity is a condition that you have to accept and manage, the next step is "to accept the solution" says Spangle. "A decision about what to weight is a decision about how to live." Spangle tells us that "if you're committed to staying at your goal weight, you have to... Read more

  • Day 91 - obesity is a condition

    10/5/2014 3:02:46 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    "There is no such thing as permanent weight loss...obesity is a condition just like diabetes" says Spangle. Hard to hear, but true. It doesn't matter whether you want to lose 5, 10, 50, 100 pounds or more, this is a condition that is with you forever and you have to learn to manage it. Once y... Read more

  • MAKING PROGRESS

    10/5/2014 2:45:52 PM, by ICECUB

    HOPE EVERYONE IS HAVING A GREAT SUNDAY. I AM KEEPING WITH MY CRUNCHES EVEN AFTER THE CHALLENGE. 100 DAY MAYBE INCREASING THE NUMBER. STILL DRINKING 8-10 CUPS OF WATER A DAY. AIMING FOR 10. STILL HAVING TROUBLE WITH VEGGIES. MY REFRIGERATOR JUST DIED. I AM LOOKING AROUN... Read more

  • Day 90 - live ''as if'

    10/5/2014 2:38:23 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    "Researchers have long known that if we pretend a little, eventually we can build a whole new pattern of behavior" says Linda Spangle. So, in essence, if you act as if you feel better, you will. Don't wait until you have lot all the weight you want. Walk and act as if you have. She is not ... Read more

  • Disabled American Vets

    10/5/2014 12:36:25 PM, by IAMAGEMLOVER

    This was about the only charity that my Dad use to give to. I remember having the address labels all the time. Now I always send them money when they send the labels or now they send note paper, all kinds of things. I just received a date calendar for 2015. I always look forward to that. With t... Read more

  • Changes of plans and being a 'good' guy.

    10/4/2014 8:47:02 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    My friend Mike called when I was ready to help in the Man Cave. He was feeling sick and the cold weather caused him to decide that working on the Man Cave would be put off today. So I had to change my plans for the day. I did some much cleaning in my home and then ventured around my community for a ... Read more

  • Day 12 of My Never Ending Journey

    10/4/2014 1:33:41 PM, by DEJECTEDWALKER

    Well, the cold that has been going around work has finally decided that I'll be its next victim. It came on super quick too... woke up and felt a slight ting in my throat and then by the end of my shift at work - full fledge coughing fits, burning throat, sore chest, headache... I'm drinking plenty... Read more

  • TGIF

    10/3/2014 10:26:37 PM, by IAMAGEMLOVER

    Happy Friday. I finally got to see the Dr. today. I gained two pounds since seeing him in August. I was very upset and he said I was eating the wrong things. I had a Bel Vita soft bread biscuit that I was eating for breakfast in the waiting room. I got up late, had to jump into the shower right... Read more

  • Season changing over night here

    10/3/2014 10:22:32 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Right now there are heavy rain drops making a peaceful sound on my sky lights. I am relaxed and staying inside listening to the downpour outside. Over night the temperature is suppose to drop 25 degrees. The rain is suppose to end some time during the night. I look forward to sunshine tomorrow thoug... Read more

  • Day 11 of My Never Ending Journey

    10/3/2014 1:45:55 PM, by DEJECTEDWALKER

    Decent day - walked 2.7 miles at work and came home and did another 1 mile walk with the dog. Ate breakfast - something I reguarly fail at. Now to focus on water... onward... Read more

  • Some of what I put my poor Mom through as her 'BABY' child!

    10/2/2014 10:39:20 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    I am the baby of three in my family. My poor Mom loves me unconditionally, but I have of course tested her forgiveness to the limits! Once, I 'ran away' from home. The truth is I was very mad at my Dad and I hid in an Apple tree in the back yard. I stayed in that tree from 3 pm until 12 midnigh... Read more

  • Day 10 of My Never Ending Journey

    10/2/2014 3:02:06 PM, by DEJECTEDWALKER

    Feel a little like this today: Didn't sleep very well and it was my run around non-stop at work day... it did, however, allow me to get in 3.5 miles in at work. So, there's a plus. I've decided to take Thursdays and Mondays as... Read more

  • A lunch

    10/2/2014 9:50:02 AM, by ALIIDA

    I wore the new clothes I bought the other day to a lunch. I've never been there before and it was a place where I would be liable to feel socially very uncomfortable. Apparently it's become much more relaxed over the years and people were very nice. I didn't know what other people ... Read more

  • Outstanding first day of October!

    10/1/2014 10:46:19 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    First I made it to today with an anti-anxiety pill left. I did need it this morning when I woke. I was praying when I opened my mail box at 3 pm today my October pills would be inside. YES they were! Also my beginning of the month check for my Va pension came too, woohoo I made it safely through Sep... Read more

  • Day 89 - at my best

    10/1/2014 6:44:02 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    This chapter is about remembering when you felt you were at your best and listing those things you like about yourself. What do you still value about yourself? These are courstey of Linda Spangle: "At my best, this is what I'm like: Energetic, bouncy, smile a lot, have twinkly eyes ... Read more

  • Day 9 of a Never Ending Journey

    10/1/2014 4:27:44 PM, by DEJECTEDWALKER

    Still pretty motivated. Did another WATP video - 2 miles. Went grocery shopping and bought a decent amount of healthy foods - veggies mainly. I like stir fry, and that's an easy way to get in veggies. No water today, but it's still early. Walked 19.6 miles in September (started tracking 9... Read more

  • ...13 Weeks til Christmas - 1 week down

    10/1/2014 9:50:34 AM, by A_BIT_AT_A_TIME

    My 13 week countdown started not too bad. I got my steps in every day except one (I was dizzy). I didn't quite lose 2.5 pounds - but 2 pounds will do. Although I got a new scale and now I've gained almost 2 pounds overnight. I've... Read more

  • Spark friends & community ~ stress busters!!!

    9/30/2014 9:10:07 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Last night I was STRESSED OUT, almost out of needed medication, dealing with a mouth with discomfort/pain, the feelings of my best friends with their stress busting cats that accept me. So I VENTED!!! If you know me I try to be strong and supportive on Sparks. I have reached my goal weight and cont... Read more

  • Day 88 - I do care!

    9/30/2014 3:49:32 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    There are those times we are sick of our weight loss program. But it is important to remember that we are worth it and going through this will improve our looks, health, and confidence. Spangle advises us to repeat aloud, "I do care! I will always care! And I will make it!" Generally, ... Read more

  • Doctor got sick.

    9/30/2014 1:48:52 PM, by IAMAGEMLOVER

    I didn't go to the Dr. today as planned. He didn't go into the office. Since I was a squeeze in, the couldn't squeeze me in with another Dr. with all his other patients they were squeezing in/ I would prefer to wait until Dr. B. came back anyway. What's another few days? for all... Read more

  • Day 8

    9/30/2014 12:24:42 PM, by DEJECTEDWALKER

    Did a WATP video - 1 mile and a 1 mile walk with the dog. Feel pretty good about my exercise progression. Food continues to be an area i need to imporve in, but haven't really made any steps here. At least I continue to track accurately, but realize I need to come up with more of a plan. Still ... Read more

  • 3 Down

    9/30/2014 9:41:29 AM, by FUNLOVEN

    Do you believe that we are 3/4 through this year! Time stands still for no one and nothing. I have been putting off doing this blog because, well, truth be told I really have nothing fantastic to report, no fun & fancy quotes, no pictures to post, etc. It is just plain old me here, but I dec... Read more

  • Summary of the summer progress.

    9/30/2014 6:28:27 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    Weight six months ago: 288-290 Current weight 287 Inches 4 months ago: Waist 48 Current waist 48 Chest 46.5 Current chest 44.25 Hips 45 Cur... Read more

  • STRESS!!!

    9/29/2014 9:18:19 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    First off I am in the middle of the process of getting my Dental flaws fixed. I don't mind to much sitting in the Dental chair and I trust my Dentist. It is just that after the two teeth were removed last time, there are sharp edges to the teeth next to those removed. This hurts my tongue and mouth ... Read more

  • Day 7

    9/29/2014 2:59:47 PM, by DEJECTEDWALKER

    Took the dog for a walk. She needed this, I needed this. It's been awhile since I took her out for a decent walk (more than just strolling around the neighborhood/couple blocks). She was pleased. It's my Friday and I plan on making a grocery list before I go shopping to make sure I focus more... Read more

  • Day 87 - old habits

    9/29/2014 2:38:18 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    Well, let's say you have done beautifully and lost all or most of the weight you set out to lose. And then, without expecting it, you go back to your old habits. You skip breakfast and by lunch you are so hungry, you overeat. What happened here? You just let an old routine slip right back in. ... Read more

  • Sick of being sick

    9/29/2014 11:55:49 AM, by IAMAGEMLOVER

    I have had problems with my stomach for years, but it has gotten bad in the last year. It has gotten to where I don't leave the house unless I have to. I don't go to the pool anymore because I am afraid of an accident in the pool. I don't go to the gym anymore, because it is embarrassing. I don'... Read more

  • HAVE A HOOPING GREAT DAY

    9/29/2014 1:44:46 AM, by SETTIMIA

    Hello wonderful people, thank you for all your support, I know that I have been off the SP radar for a while, but back regardless of the devastating times ahead. This is such fun! The forest and hooping the perfect combination for me. Who will join me with my ten minutes challenge, sti... Read more

  • SURPRISE Sunday!

    9/28/2014 10:52:50 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    First off I watched the Pirates game. The opposing pitcher knocked in the go ahead run :( D**M!!! Then I switched to the end of the Steelers game. With less than 2 minuets left the Steelers were up 24 -20. One or two first downs would of cinched it. I thought they easily would and I wanted a m... Read more

  • Day 6

    9/28/2014 1:31:04 PM, by DEJECTEDWALKER

    Work has been stressful and now they have me coming in an hour later, which means I'm behind the moment I get there. We get busy at specific times, so I can't just push back what needs to be done because at a certain point I have to focus on the front due to customer traffic. Hope we can work some... Read more

  • Day 86 - minimize the damage

    9/28/2014 12:56:36 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    So no matter what we do to achieve our weight loss, there will always be hiccups along the way. What do we do about them? Do we give up entirely? Spangle instructs us to "Build a strong confidence that you can stop eating and get back on track. Even when you really slip up on your plan, you can ... Read more

  • Day 85 - let it go

    9/28/2014 12:48:47 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    Boy do I need to learn this lesson. I harbor on an issue and don't let it go - it eats me alive until it dissipates. "Learn how to set a time limit on your feelings and then let them go" says Spangle. She instructs us to choose a "time limit" and hold on to those emotions only as long as th... Read more

  • SURPRISE! just slight pain at times in my left arm today!

    9/27/2014 8:32:38 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    When I woke today I expected my left arm to really hurt from yesterdays injury. It hurt bad when I jammed it yesterday but upon waking it felt decent. There were a few times when I felt twinges of pain, drying after my hot morning shower and putting on socks! I managed to accomplish three loads... Read more

  • Day 5

    9/27/2014 2:49:57 PM, by DEJECTEDWALKER

    Super long day at work, ended up walking 3.63 miles for the day (mainly work). Drank my 64 ounces of water, first day doing the full 64 since I began. Tracked food 100%, but still haven't made steps to improve what I am eating. Nothing else to report. Need to get to sleep soon as I work toni... Read more

  • A MONTH ON

    9/27/2014 6:03:31 AM, by SETTIMIA

    Hello wonderful spark friends, as always I must start my blog with a shower of appreciation to each and everyone of you who has not forgotten me, and inquired where I have been I have been here in the background, just a little low key, as trying to process all my feelings of the prospect o... Read more

  • Hurting

    9/26/2014 10:18:29 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    Today was my third and last day of helping Mike and Joann move into their new home. So far so good just some soreness the days after the first two moving days. We had the very last item to move in, it was not the heaviest either. We were rushing so we all could relax for the evening. As we were goin... Read more

  • Day 84 - the expectation square

    9/26/2014 5:35:29 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    We all have expectations. We expect the party we are planning to turn out fabulously; we expect our children to succeed in school; we expect to be treated decently by other people, and so on. But if these expectations fall short of what really happens, we are discouraged. Spangle cautions us... Read more

  • The Best Yes - book study group?

    9/26/2014 4:22:12 PM, by A_BIT_AT_A_TIME

    If anyone is interested in going through the book "The Best Yes" by Lysa TerKeurst as a group here on SP, let me know (or join the team I set up) The online study started this week but the online small groups are full - we could have our own small group if anyone is interested. w... Read more

  • Day 4

    9/26/2014 12:33:37 PM, by DEJECTEDWALKER

    Today went well because I did a WATP video, which is more deliberate exercise than I've done in a long time. I work on my feet and walk between 2-3 miles just at work (according to my fitbit), but I haven't tried to go beyond that for awhile. So, I'm pleased that I have started. I need to get som... Read more

  • A great Thursday

    9/25/2014 10:33:02 PM, by STEVEN2GO2

    A slept well lat night good and happy dreams! I was planning on a light strength workout. Though the was shining and the pleasant a wonderful day for a walk, so I did. It was a great idea. At 4 pm I met with my friend Mike and we moved four ... Read more

  • BIRTHDAY

    9/25/2014 9:48:25 PM, by ICECUB

    HELLO EVERYONE. TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY AND NOT ONLY WAS I SURPRISE WITH A BIRTHDAY CAKE MY SISTER RECEIVE ONE TOO. WE BOTH SHARED OUR CAKE WITH EVERYONE. WHICH HELPED WITH THE CALORIES. IT WAS GOOD AND VERY PRETTY. BUT SHARING WITH FRIEND S WAS NICE. ONE OF MY CHALLENGES THIS WEEK WAS PYRAMID CRUNCHE... Read more

  • Day 3

    9/25/2014 2:32:20 PM, by DEJECTEDWALKER

    My goal is to blog each day. Ate decently, still no walking. Can't motivate myself to do this. I'm always exhausted from work, where I'm on my feet all day. I can't seem to wake up early enough to go before work. Not sure how to change this.... Read more

  • Day 83 - no more deprivation

    9/25/2014 2:28:34 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    Sometimes we feel like we are being deprived when we are on our weight loss program, but actually, if you think about it, we deprive ourselves of all sorts of things in order to get what we want. For example, we might not each lunch out every day and instead save that money for an extended travel v... Read more

  • From plateau to maintenance?

    9/25/2014 9:53:26 AM, by ALIIDA

    When Judith Beck meets dieters for the first time, she asks them what their ideal goal is and what goal would make them minimally satisfied. It's a good sign if there is a gap between the two, otherwise the dieter may have unrealistic goals and never be satisfied with their actual weight. How ... Read more