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  • On The Front Line

    4/24/2015 10:19:27 AM, by FUNLOVEN

    After the craziness of last week it has felt very good this week to have some peace and quiets. It has been less hectic socially so that I have had an easier time of staying focused and I have been rewarded by the scale. I posted a blog around mid-March about Slipping And Sliding due to multip... Read more

  • :( :( :(

    4/24/2015 7:01:29 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Continuing computer issues (and I can't send it out for professional work, either) - and this $#!@#@ JOB SEARCH is literally driving me NUTS! One good thing I did, though - I told spouse NOT to buy a particular sweet treat that's been driving me crazy! Seemed to be on board with the idea - I d... Read more

  • Spring is Here.

    4/24/2015 1:08:57 AM, by MONTANAWALKER

    Good-bye, Winter! Hello, Spring! Welcome, every lovely thing that makes this time of year so beautiful. ENJOY! My hillside is blooming red and cream colored tulips. My lilacs are budded. The trees look like they are surrounded by a light green fog as the leaves begi... Read more

  • Been Too Long...

    4/23/2015 1:32:18 PM, by HOPE4LOSS1

    I have been gone too long... life got in the way and I just let everything go. I'm pretty lost right now and hoping I can get back into the swing of things.... Read more

  • I've REALLY gotta get my act together.........

    4/23/2015 4:39:07 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    .......won't say much more on this, but let's just say some things have occured that are really scaring me (not health-related, thankfully - I'm doing well on that score).......... MUST. TURN. THIS. LIFE. AROUND. MUST! START! NOW! NO! EXCUSES! (not even my employment a... Read more

  • Coming clean

    4/23/2015 2:19:51 AM, by NOWYOUDIDIT

    I had left my tracker at 210. (pounds) because that was what I weighed up until May 2014. And then I slowly gained back the 20 pounds I lost. Yup. In 8 months I re-gained it. And I was devastated. As I tried to "quit" worrying about the weight. I submerged myself in learning and readin... Read more

  • Changing my way of thinking - biggest challenge yet

    4/22/2015 10:08:31 AM, by PCOH051610

    Hi, As some of you know I have started being seen by a psychologist/occupational therapist along with my psychiatrist. I've only had two appointment with Lori and I find them to be demanding and yet rewarding. I actually have homework and it is causing me to answer some uncomfortable questions.... Read more

  • Crossing fingers - and wanting to toss a computer out the window......

    4/22/2015 5:05:39 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Won't say more about the "finger-crossing" situation - I feel somewhat superstitious and don't want to "jinx" things......... As to this $#!@@ computer - need to figure out why I'm suddenly having so much browser trouble! One product won't allow me to do one thing, and another is acting up wit... Read more

  • My eyes are more open -- literally

    4/21/2015 9:46:37 AM, by WOMANWITHGRIT

    Since returning, tracking my food and therefore making better choices, and drinking more water, my eyes are more open. I'm not puffy; not retaining water. How great is that? Just the beginning. ... Read more

  • Muddling through and plugging right along........

    4/21/2015 4:11:14 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Am reaching out and getting my name out there..........have an appointment this week.........didn't get a promised email, though, so I'll need to follow-up............ R#!@#!, though..........someone bought an overly tempting food item last night - sheesh! And once again, computer is still not... Read more

  • 2 lb gain in a week and a half. BLAAHHH!!

    4/21/2015 12:43:10 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I've been home a week and a half from over two months of weight loss at a hospital and nursing homes. Now, with company in my house, there has been a lot of food around, and I have gained two lbs. I just read an article about motivation coming from not feeling trapped. I have to rise above my en... Read more

  • A Very Satisfying Dinner

    4/21/2015 12:00:35 AM, by WOMANWITHGRIT

    I started with some leftover black beans and brown rice - 1/2 C of each, and then added 2 medium dry sauteed zuchinni, 1/2 package of MoriNu tofu, some Braggs Liquid Aminos, garlic, chili powder, and heirloom tomatoes (small) cut in half. Oh, also a big bunch of chopped cilantro. I placed them... Read more

  • I think stress is getting to me...

    4/20/2015 2:20:38 PM, by SGFLAUTIST

    Hey All!! I have been so busy with teaching and recording that I haven't been arounds as much as I would like to on sparkpeople. A lot has changed since my last blog, for better and for worst. I'm gradually getting more flute students to where I'm gradually making enough to where I can start s... Read more

  • The Cone Of Shame

    4/20/2015 8:38:48 AM, by FUNLOVEN

    Yep, that is what I could have used last Saturday - or whatever device us humans could use to keep us from putting unneeded food in our mouths! After doing so well Monday through Wednesday and all of the wonderful support and encouragement I got from you, I was indeed ashamed of myself come S... Read more

  • Internet reduction

    4/20/2015 7:59:34 AM, by ALIIDA

    I'm reducing looking at the Internet just for a short time - twelve days - except Spark because it's good for my health. Why? Since my daughter got me an iPad, I sometimes feel I'm attached to it with a chain - a self-made chain. I love the iPad, but except when I'm working, I'm looking at it on and... Read more

  • c**p still gets shoveled on me........

    4/20/2015 4:25:05 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Heard some news that, while not really impacting me, still has a psychological impact (and of course, it's not a *good* impact) there'll be another type of person who I may be likely to resent while I'm still trying to fix my "bad patch"........... C**p still gets regularly shovele... Read more

  • c**p still gets shoveled on me........

    4/20/2015 4:25:01 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Heard some news that, while not really impacting me, still has a psychological impact (and of course, it's not a *good* impact) there'll be another type of person who I may be likely to resent while I'm still trying to fix my "bad patch"........... C**p still gets regularly shovele... Read more


    4/19/2015 10:53:21 AM, by ICECUB

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  • Sunday Status and Goals

    4/19/2015 9:55:39 AM, by WOMANWITHGRIT

    I came back to SP yesterday. I tracked my food and took a walk - just 10 minutes. I also picked up and cleaned my house and did some yard work. Today I weighed. Sometime this afternoon, I'll walk again and I'll be tracking my food.... Read more

  • Yep - it was as bad as I feared....

    4/19/2015 6:42:59 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    ......even *worse*! First meeting - well, let's just say that I was NOT "feelin' it"..............left half-way through the breakout session - I may or may not return - can't say for sure, but at that point I was miserable (almost fell asleep at one point - I know my bad diet that morning didn'... Read more

  • Banana smoothie with cashew milk (unsweetened) and cocoa

    4/18/2015 4:07:57 PM, by WOMANWITHGRIT

    I am tracking again - I will try to remember and put into action my clear knowledge that this is an essential self care practice in my life. The smoothie is a regular treat for me - two bananas, unsweetened cashew milk, a teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa, a little vanilla and cinnamon. I will plan a... Read more

  • Week 2 review of the 5% challenge - team Teddy Bears

    4/18/2015 9:44:54 AM, by PCOH051610

    Hi, To be honest I've had a totally off week. I returned to work and my boss was concerned about me. I started to brush her off and say, "oh, I'm fine" but instead I chose honesty. I told her I'm emotionally fragile, I'm not sleeping and I feel drained bUT that I felt having a reason to get up ... Read more

  • week one victory

    4/18/2015 7:28:37 AM, by MICHELEBDAVIS

    This is my first week back on dieting and exercising in the last year. I have started the week off with a victory. I lost 4 pounds this week. One thing that has helped me is that my husband is now having to go on a diet for health reasons. Therefore, I will not be doing this totally alone this time.... Read more

  • Dreaded day has arrived!

    4/18/2015 4:59:49 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    I can't catch a break - I can't even get help to avoid the second part of my nasty travel day! I WILL REMEMBER this, mark my words! May karma do the needful - that's ALL I gotta say on that.......... 234... Read more

  • Thanks

    4/17/2015 12:17:51 PM, by JMAHNKEN

    Thanks for all the B-Day wishes! I got a laptop for my birthday and I am on a business trip in Las Vegas right now. But having a hard time getting the laptop to click on the sliders and stuff in here to do my logging, even had a hard time just getting into the site. So I am not going to lag every... Read more

  • *Usually* I look *forward* to weekends.......

    4/17/2015 4:55:57 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    .........but NOT this time! Can't get help on an issue, so I have NO CHOICE but to drag myself to a distant location to deliver stuff - at this point there's NO FEASIBLE WAY that I can scramble to get aid from anyone else..........and what if I reach out and get NO AID? UH, UH - that scenario ... Read more

  • A Budding Artist

    4/16/2015 10:34:39 AM, by FUNLOVEN

    Yesterday was day 3 of my horrendous week. I started off with a healthy breakfast (this is usually not a problem for me) and then moved onto my fitness routine. Wednesday is CORE day for me and so I found a few exercises on SP for targeting my dreadful middle. Then it was out the door to run ... Read more

  • Raindrops keep fallen on my head...

    4/16/2015 9:52:02 AM, by GINIEMIE

    Don't remember the rest or the artist, but it's still dreary, drizzly and now chillier. THink I'm turning the heat back on for the day. My bones are achy but I have a smile on my face...Raindrops on kittens---Oh well music is good for the soul, just need happy tunes when the times and weather are no... Read more

  • Slept better last night........

    4/16/2015 4:42:15 AM, by RASPBERRY56 *still s**ks*, though....... 28... Read more

  • Just realizing how much The Kitchen is My Medicine Cabinet.

    4/16/2015 1:11:45 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I was recently out of commission for just over two months. In nursing homes and a hospital. I lost 21 pounds because all you could have were three moderate meals per day, plus some minimal snacks. Now that I'm home, I'm really aware of what I am doing around food, as I would love to keep the weight... Read more

  • Day out

    4/15/2015 5:49:06 PM, by MICHELEBDAVIS

    I am 5 days back on track. I am having trouble with my knees and hips hurting when I exercise. I still have to push myself to exercise, but I refuse to give up. I am watching what I eat and how much. I have stayed on goal with my diet. I had some friends take me out for a Chinese lunch yesterday and... Read more

  • It's been a blue blue day, I feel like running away....

    4/15/2015 10:31:54 AM, by GINIEMIE

    Bobby Vinton-I believe. It's so dreary and wet outside and I needed/wanted sunshine today. I do want to run away, but that costs money and I don't want to try to schedule Erik's care for 3 weeks-besides a day or two is already hard enough. Then I let me cell and fitbit go down to a very low-at lea... Read more

  • Savory vs Sweet

    4/15/2015 7:55:26 AM, by FUNLOVEN

    Thanks everyone for all of your blog comments, Goodies, and support. I realize that this week I might babble on in my blogs about my plain old everyday routines, but knowing that you are behind me really means a lot and is keeping my going! So last night I went to a cooking class on Quick Brea... Read more

  • GRRRRRRRR :( (again)

    4/15/2015 5:03:28 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    UP since 12:30AM! GRRRRRRRRRR! Have issues with my transition over to "the dark side"............but what else is new? No respite, no hope of any kind.............thank goodness for chocolate! 234... Read more

  • When I Started on the Spark...

    4/15/2015 1:42:55 AM, by WEARINGTHIN

    I was 307 lbs. That was about two years ago. Now I am 42 lbs down at 265! When I read that today, it was very encouraging. Glenn... Read more

  • A picture blog - check it out if you are a dog lover!

    4/14/2015 6:15:43 PM, by PCOH051610

    This is how I really feel about my relationship with dogs: Treat time during today's walk Three out of four of my sweeties Ginger, Louisa and Maddy....I don't need a leash for my husband (the fourth sweetie!) Our friend's dog whom we "babysat" last weekend My frie... Read more

  • A Little Of This And A Little Of That

    4/14/2015 9:21:08 AM, by FUNLOVEN

    There wasn't anything terrible special about yesterday. It was the typical morning as I Sparkled through my e-mails and SP with a cup of coffee in hand. Then it was off to Curves. I haven't been in two weeks. One because I was down in that slump and the other because of this head/sinus stuff... Read more

  • A brief respite of mild pleasantness........

    4/14/2015 4:28:42 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Some human contact on a pressing personal problem (no guarantee of success, of course, but still, knowing that I can make contact of some positive type is a start) - took a very nice walk while taking a call on an important matter (awesome "power" scenario - now that's know as "seizing the day/oppor... Read more

  • It Was Wonderful!

    4/13/2015 11:01:31 AM, by FUNLOVEN

    Today is another gloomy & dreary day of rain, but this past weekend was wonderful! It was just the right mix to keep my spirits soaring and wishing that every day could be like this. I did all of the things I love. Saturday, after my morning activities, I headed to a nearby town to a FAVORITE... Read more

  • Erik John 42 on the 17th.

    4/13/2015 9:09:19 AM, by GINIEMIE

    Erik will be 42 this Friday. He is at once amusing and annoying, interesting and difficult to understand-this is not his fault. He is on one had generous and on the other selfish-never know which way that is going to go. Actually Erik's accident almost five years ago has had an impact on him. He act... Read more

  • A downright "mean" day :(

    4/13/2015 4:50:29 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    When anyone has the nerve to criticize me and claim that I'm not being "civil" - well, that convo's NOT gonna end well, let me tell ya! Party involved has a long-term tendency to NOT support causes or concerns other than themselves.............and some of the support I've seen said person provide h... Read more

  • who wins the argument?

    4/12/2015 5:49:43 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    I read a really cute saying on Facebook: "My heart says 'CHOCOLATE' but my jeans say: For the Love of God Woman, Eat A Salad!!" I love it...... Read more

  • corny but cute little piggy

    4/12/2015 5:36:23 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    Are you old enough to remember the nursey rhyme, "This Little Piggy"? For each line, you wiggled your child's toe starting from the "big" toe on down to the "pinky" toe. Although there are different versions, the one I remember is: This little piggy went to market, This little ... Read more


    4/12/2015 4:35:25 PM, by ICECUB

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  • The Thrill Of Adventure

    4/12/2015 8:42:05 AM, by FUNLOVEN

    I think I love adventure! I love to try new things and discover new things, but nothing to dangerous or daring for me remind you. I love to try new recipes for cooking. I love to take the road I have never been down. My list could go on and on! Adventure seems to be the catch word this week on ... Read more

  • :( :( :(

    4/12/2015 6:20:58 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    First off, I'd like to thank the Discovery Channel and truTV for their mighty-fine "binge-watching" opportunities afforded to me yesterday...........since, as I strongly suspected, getting out of the house yesterday was NOT A GOOD IDEA! (And here's a shoutout to the good folks at Oxygen for their t... Read more

  • Back at work

    4/11/2015 10:14:20 PM, by ALIIDA

    I've just finished my first week back at work after a bit over a year. I thoroughly enjoyed the year off, but I like working, so I have no regrets. I used to be more active and eat less when I was working, but during this year off, it's been the opposite. When I started back at work, this week... Read more

  • Back on track

    4/11/2015 1:41:46 PM, by MICHELEBDAVIS

    For the last year, I have not been following a good diet and exercise plan. I have done what I wanted to do and ate what I wanted to eat. I have gained back the weight that I spent 8 months losing. However, now I am back and trying to get myself under control. I realize it will be another long time ... Read more

  • Review of my first week with 5% Challenge

    4/11/2015 9:54:10 AM, by PCOH051610

    Hi! Well who would have "thunk" it 40 but by walking each day, drinking my water and tracking my food I managed to lose 4 pounds this week. Me! 211 Yes, and I can hear the naysayers (mainly my mother) muttering that the first pounds come off quickly and that i shouldn't get my hopes up. But ... Read more

  • Nice day, weather-wise, but I don't even care.........

    4/11/2015 8:46:16 AM, by RASPBERRY56

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  • One month of Intermittent Fasting

    4/11/2015 2:17:33 AM, by NOWYOUDIDIT

    Thank You everyone who stops to read. I did not get time to thank you all last post. It is one month now. And it went incredibly fast. (pun not intended :o) I have not lost much weight. But I have lost a lot of inches. I am smaller. My clothes are looser again. My Dr won't be impressed, ... Read more

  • Hello from an old voice on Spark.

    4/10/2015 10:54:46 PM, by WEARINGTHIN

    Hello to all of you Spark friends from someone who has been out of circulation for a long time. I was gone for almost two months, and then some, receiving surgery on my back, having the surgery be done with a slight flaw in it, so I now have what might be a permanent drop foot, developing what mi... Read more

  • Spring Cleaning-DeCluttering is More Like It!

    4/10/2015 4:29:50 PM, by MONTANAWALKER

    My dirty little secret (pun fully intended) is that I am a hoarder. I am in the process of clearing out a lot of clutter. It's like Spring Cleaning on Steroids. This glorious weather has been a great motivator and so is the upcoming rummage sale at my local senior citizen's center. ... Read more

  • What's NEXT, eh?

    4/10/2015 4:29:10 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Another low points day - and yet more annoying news received......... I am now considering changing usernames (if not closing the account full out - but this would be the *second* time doing that, though)..........any thoughts or ideas, Sparkies? 101... Read more

  • The Power Of Distraction

    4/9/2015 8:28:02 PM, by FUNLOVEN

    We hear about it all of the time, don't we?! And every article we read on how to stop ourselves from eating when we aren't suppose to recommends using distraction as a technique to take our mind off of the food at hand. Well, it doesn't just have to be used for food cravings. Today was a rain... Read more

  • "Lemon" of a day......

    4/9/2015 4:52:53 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    * Received bad news that *really* destroyed what's left of my "soul" * Had an extremely aggravating day in terms of tech issues - could barely get ANYTHING done * Got extremely unsupportive flak from FAMILY - at that point I said ENOUGH of this day, and bailed out on the evening's plans, t... Read more

  • My train of thought?!!!

    4/8/2015 5:55:18 PM, by MONTANAWALKER

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  • The Tail Of The Beast - Hormones!

    4/8/2015 9:57:53 AM, by FUNLOVEN

    Does your head ever start to spin as the "tail of the beast" shakes you from one side to another as you try to figure out the best way, the least painful way, to lose the extra pounds?! There are so many theories, gimmicks, diets out there that it can be absolutely overwhelming. You may hear m... Read more

  • What Is Your Element?

    4/7/2015 3:33:26 PM, by FUNLOVEN

    Blogging can be good for what ails the mind. A place for true confession. A place for the good along with the bad. Can you guess where this is going? I had less than a stellar day yesterday and by nightfall I couldn't see my Sparkle at all. This head cold got the best of me and finally hit full... Read more

  • Involvement + Motivation = Success

    4/7/2015 9:20:58 AM, by PCOH051610

    Hi, I've been doing a lot of thinking (yes, that was my brain sending out smoke signals and not a local forest fire!) and I've come to an astounding conclusion. Insert drum roll here...... I NEED Spark and everything it entails! I've been a member for almost five years and I started to loo... Read more

  • Muddling through yet again......

    4/7/2015 4:42:44 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    There is some activity, but I won't say anything more since, when it comes to certain things, I tend to avoid "jinxing" actions in any way........ Here's a sure sign of spring for ya - the allergy flareups are in full swing..........guess there'll be no eye makeup this morning.......... 1... Read more

  • Trip to Unicoi Park a trip down memory lane and yet a new experience

    4/6/2015 11:35:43 AM, by GINIEMIE

    Yesterday's blog was about the last weekend in March, including Palm Sunday. Today I want to talk about our trip to Unicoi State Park, where you can find the beautiful Anna Ruby Falls. I've been before, with my DH; with my daddy in 1995-he was already having health problems; with my sister and my ni... Read more

  • My 5 Fingers

    4/6/2015 9:43:40 AM, by FUNLOVEN

    Yesterday, Easter Sunday, was a wonderful day! A relaxing morning since I was prepared with what to wear, an inspiring message at church, followed by a brunch that DH had planned "all by himself" ( I say this because he is usually at a loss for what to do ). The menu sounded yummy indeed and the b... Read more

  • Sigh.......

    4/6/2015 4:17:07 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Thank goodness "holiday seasons" are over for a while - I can't tolerate any more of those........ 198 Bracing for another difficult week - before things REALLY hit the fan........relentless unpleasantries with NO break or respite in sight - $#!@#! 234... Read more


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  • Happy Easter!

    4/5/2015 4:37:15 PM, by MONTANAWALKER

    Easter needs a garden where its peace and joy may grow, like daffodils that brightly bloom above the melting snow. So find a little time each day that you can set apart to cultivate some flowers in the garden of your heart. And then, throughout the busy days your happy heart will sing. And to ... Read more

  • The Story Of The Marshmallow

    4/5/2015 12:23:59 PM, by FUNLOVEN

    Today is a much better day for me! I almost knew it would be even before it arrived. Blogging yesterday helped, but what really made the difference was all of the support I got from my Spark Friends! Thank you so much for being there for me. I have read Beck (many of you know of whom I speak... Read more

  • Joyeuses Pacques, Happy Easter, Feliz Pasquas, Frohe Ostern

    4/5/2015 9:54:35 AM, by GINIEMIE

    I saved this blog for today, because I knew I would have time on Easter morning after attending the 6 am Mass. It was beautiful but very cold for GA 37 when I was on my way home. The sun is out now and Erik is sleeping all is blessedly peaceful. 288 458 449 As many of you know I spent time prep... Read more

  • Just another day on the calendar.......

    4/5/2015 6:14:56 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    ........if you're in "crisis" , "survival" and "hunker-down" mode.........guess I should be used to this by now, but when I think of how many others are doing sooooooo much better, and the never-ending 64K question is "why not ME?", well, then - so much for "being used to this"........ For tho... Read more

  • One Of Those Days!

    4/4/2015 3:36:26 PM, by FUNLOVEN

    I honestly don't know where to start, but my head has been whirling and swirling today. As I sat in "my chair" drinking my morning cups of coffee and reading my e-mails and starting my Spark day my brain was jumping from one thing to another! Have you ever had a day like that? The brunt of ... Read more

  • Some changes are being made.......

    4/4/2015 6:41:39 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    As a protest to my poor life situation, I will be darkening my SparkPage - have even removed my profile pic (right now I feel anything BUT a kindred spirit to ol' Raspberry Torte)..........the other color will be changed shortly......... Why hide my feelings? That won't help things much.......... Read more

  • Easter Pet Parade

    4/3/2015 11:46:08 PM, by MONTANAWALKER

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  • When your doctor says , "You are dying on the inside"

    4/3/2015 10:41:12 AM, by PCOH051610

    Hello! Greeting from my very sunny back deck where I'm out getting some vitamin D. Mind you, I'm wearing winter boots, my parka, my wool hat, and mitts BUT I'm outdoors!!!!! Just watching the dogs rolling in the snow brought a big smile to my face as did having my husband hand me out a steaming... Read more

  • One week closer to horror.........

    4/3/2015 4:20:22 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Does this $#!@ EVER end for yours truly? (Oh, yes - obligatory vent and "pity party" mode on.......) At least I did get a voicemail message from what appears to be a legitimate agency contact - i.e., a voice with a CLEAR, DISTINCT AMERICAN ENGLISH VOICE! (For those who have had to seek work, ... Read more

  • Shuttin' it down.........

    4/2/2015 4:11:25 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Have a few things coming up that I have strategically decided NOT to involve myself in - let's face it, if I were to attend any of those events I'd just be mentally distracted (specifically, I'd resent being in the company of anyone with STABLE EMPLOYMENT) - that just won't do......... So socia... Read more

  • A stupid mistake!

    4/1/2015 9:08:03 PM, by ALIIDA

    I've been up a pound or two for several months thinking - No biggie. It will come off again when I go back to work in April because I always get more exercise and eat less when I'm working. Oh no! It's not coming off. Why? Because I'm already exercising more and eating less. I'll actually... Read more


    4/1/2015 6:29:55 AM, by FUNLOVEN

    Every day I look forward to my Best of SparkPeople Daily. I used to look more forward to it before they changed the format recently, but that is another topic. Also, I am not a morning person AT ALL! So you know this is serious business if I am on my computer blogging at this awful hour of the mo... Read more

  • Happy New Year

    4/1/2015 6:16:15 AM, by ALIIDA

    Well it feels like it in Japan. The school year starts today and new graduates start work today and the cherry blossoms are out. Lots of new beginnings. After a year off, I was back at work today, too. It feels good to be a bit busier. Being free for a year was great but I got a little too fond of l... Read more

  • still dragging a bit.....

    4/1/2015 5:08:05 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Could NOT get past the craving for sweets - looks like this "bad patch" is gonna be *horrendous* this time 'round.......... 39... Read more

  • It's April First You Fool!

    4/1/2015 12:26:41 AM, by MONTANAWALKER

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  • Blog for points only........

    3/31/2015 6:29:19 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Half-hearted, yes - but it's appropriate for my mood.........don't even have the energy to vent right now....... 39... Read more

  • New week, continuing unpleasantness.......

    3/30/2015 4:24:56 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    JUST. DO. NOT. FEEL. IT. FOR. LIFE. RIGHT. NOW. 'Nuff said.......... 234... Read more

  • Chocolate Bunnies

    3/30/2015 12:39:23 AM, by MONTANAWALKER

    Hope you are all set to meet your goals in this last week of March heading into Easter!... Read more

  • Interesting Tidbits

    3/29/2015 4:38:12 PM, by ~KINDREDSPIRIT~

    So in the same vein as my freind, Millisma, here are some interesting tidbits I found: After racking up $40 in late fees for a VHS, Ree Hastings was inspired to start NETFLIX. It would take 1000 years to watch every video on YouTube. A shark can detect one part of blood in 100 million... Read more

  • Calming down, but STILL in a state.......

    3/29/2015 4:59:36 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    The process continues - but I feel the need to avoid certain situations since I KNOW that I will RESENT being in the company of people in better situations - this is INTOLERABLE for me and MUST be avoided AT ALL COSTS........ 'Nuff said here....... 234... Read more

  • Continued anger and bitterness.......

    3/28/2015 10:53:18 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    ........over the latest "dropped shoe" in life, but the plan in place has been initiated, and work is continuing ......... just a #!# shame that I have to endure this ordeal ALL OVER AGAIN! Yes, there's ANGER! H**ll to the yeah, there's BITTERNESS! But there's also deliberate intent to g... Read more

  • Intermittent Fasting

    3/27/2015 11:42:51 AM, by NOWYOUDIDIT

    I told myself that I would NOT write about this until I did it for a full 30 days! LOL! And here I am at 15 days writing about it. I read the book the 5:2 Diet. (fast 2 days with 2 meals 500 cal every 12 hours, and eat "normal 5 days) I had seen the documentary on pbs. I have always ... Read more

  • More life c**p! :(

    3/26/2015 5:22:39 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Don't know how much more I can take - now I'm scrambling to get info together (and hoping that this effort doesn't come back to bite me).......... Is it ANY wonder I'm not eating well? 234... Read more