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  • Weekend Update

    5/25/2015 11:41:29 AM, by BMCC488

    California goals: Stay under 2000 calories (however I've stayed in my range mainly) 10+ cups of water 60-90 minutes of exercise 2 coffees max, 1 carbonated/caloric drink Saturday: 1925 calories, which is five below my max range 109 exercise minutes: BL Cardio Max without vid, 1 m... Read more

  • Memorial Day 2015!

    5/25/2015 11:24:07 AM, by IMAVISION

    232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 232 I sincerely hope that we all take time during the day, to reflect on the truth that we enjoy the freedoms we have in the USA, because of the Creator God's mercy and the personal sacrifices of many who served (& still serve) in the branches of the US m... Read more

  • Relentless day 143, Recovery, Walk, House Maintenance

    5/25/2015 11:03:16 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Hi Sparkers, no rain today so there are no excuses for finishing repair work on the façade above the garage roof line. DW returns Thursday so high ladder work should be completed. Haven't told her what I was doing as she tends to worry. I get more accomplished when she's away. 334 H... Read more

  • wish i could exercise, a little discouraged

    5/25/2015 10:16:47 AM, by BONNIEBELLE1969

    i would do just about anything to be able to walk more or go to the gym. This recovery from surgery is dragging my butt along and i wont give up in the healthy eating but i'd be lying if i didn't admit i'm a little depressed i cant exercise. I had surgery for cancer on my kidney. Thank g-d i'm well... Read more

  • enjoying a nice spring day

    5/25/2015 9:12:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am just getting my day started. i had a much needed,restful day yesterday. at work, there will be at least one person away this week. so i know it will be a busy week for me and for the rest of my department. next week, i have my annual physical checkup. then i will find out for sure how my health... Read more

  • PARAPROSDOKIANS

    5/25/2015 7:52:56 AM, by GOANNA2

    >> Paraprosdokians(Winston Churchill loved them) are figures of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently humorous. >> 1. Where there's a will, I want to be in it. >> 2. The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still ... Read more

  • Gut 101-the Effect of Foods by Dr. Tom O'Bryan

    5/25/2015 12:03:30 AM, by DOTSLADY

    Dr. Tom has gotten huge in the gluten/gut world since I met him a few years ago when he was going from city to city with his gut speech. Sean Croxton, Underground Wellness, showed him how to market himself/his message so he could reach more people via the internet, so I thought I'd share one of his... Read more

  • Giving it another go...

    5/24/2015 10:24:15 PM, by AMMODEPEW

    New to this platform but not new to the weight loss struggle. I guess I'm here for motivation. I know how to do this...just dont seem to be there mentally...but I want to be. So here's what I'll do: I'll sit quietly from the corner watching everything going on...I'm fearful of strangers but once I f... Read more

  • Relentless day 142, 2x4 Routine, Workout 21, Floor Press, Back Squat

    5/24/2015 7:30:59 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Primary was Floor Press; set a new 1RM of 150 Lbs; 9 Sets, 67 Reps, 6,320 Lbs. Completed Sets in 21 Minutes. 104 Secondary was Back Squat with 80% 1RM or 176 Lbs; 6 Sets, 43 Reps, 5,488 Lbs. Completed Sets in 20-Minutes. 12 Total Workout: 15 Sets, 110 Reps, 5,488 Lbs or 5.90 tons... Read more

  • Day 3

    5/24/2015 6:27:44 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    I woke up at 2:30 am for work. I didn't get much sleep, but I didn't have much choice in the matter. So I had some coffee before I went in. Two cups. I had a shake and some strawberries with half a chocolate bar during my breaks. I won't lie before I got off work I had three Dews. I got about ... Read more

  • Half the Target

    5/24/2015 5:33:11 PM, by SJ753006

    I have went from 3,227 calorie consumption, my first day to 2234, 2202, 1482, 1473 today. Although my calories have gone down and everything else into normal ranges. My Fiber, Protein, and Vitamins are lower than the website suggests. I am still trying to figure out how to keep my fat, cholesterol a... Read more

  • What is this, my 30th time?

    5/24/2015 3:12:02 PM, by FOUREYEDFOOL

    It certain feels that way. Here I am, back again, to lose weight. Normally, I try to make it super complicated. I don't mean to, but it happens all the same. This time, I'm going at it an easier way. Want to hear how? I'm going to walk in place and track my food. That's right! That's all I... Read more

  • Sunday

    5/24/2015 12:11:45 PM, by PICKIE98

    Wake up, church, relaxing,, doing little things around here,, not crazy about going back to work tomorrow, but $$ talks. It is beautiful outside,,... Read more

  • A Reason.

    5/24/2015 9:13:02 AM, by GOANNA2

    Subject: A Reason Old age is coming at a really bad time! I don't trip over things, I do random gravity checks! I don't need anger management. I need people to stop pissing me off! My people skills are just fine. It's my tolerance of idiots that needs work. The big... Read more

  • Because You're Beautiful...

    5/24/2015 8:11:14 AM, by LEOPARDSKINZ

    When you look in the mirror, you always notice how things have changed...My thighs are a little bigger, my stomach doesn't look like a six pack when I suck it in, or a pencil can't even trace the shape of my body...And if you're single, you blame yourself for getting too big...And that maybe if you ... Read more

  • Short Quiz #5 (for fun)!

    5/23/2015 8:52:30 PM, by IMAVISION

    38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 Well, 524 & 304 for checking this for fun quiz out. God bless you in all areas of life! 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 There are 102 of these in Sea Isle City, New Jersey. What is it? 1) Churches 2) Homes with children ... Read more

  • Friday's Update

    5/23/2015 8:30:13 PM, by BMCC488

    Road Goals: In range (1580-1930) at 1813 calories 9-10 cups of water, exceeding goal 56 minute walk in VEGAS 1 coffee, 1 caloric drink Yesterday we arrived in my hometown around 3pm. I was so sleep deprived (only averaging 5 hrs/night for the past three nights), but I was tired of... Read more

  • Quiet Memorial Day Weekend

    5/23/2015 6:48:20 PM, by SBECKER526

    The last month has been so busy that Bob and I decided to enjoy 3 days at home. We feasted on hot days, watermelon and corn today. Tomorrow we will have a burger and salad. On Monday, I plan to have berries, grilled ham slice, potato salad and sliced tomato. It was fun to spend unhurried time i... Read more

  • Offical Day 2

    5/23/2015 6:13:20 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    I woke up about 8:30 am. I had a cup of coffee for 112 calories. I used Agave Nectar instead of sugar. That definitely brought it down. I will say that I had it before I worked out, but that was cause of getting up so early. I didn't say it yesterday, but I got a headache near the end of the n... Read more

  • Saturday

    5/23/2015 5:32:15 PM, by PICKIE98

    An absolutely beautiful day today!! I am just enjoying some alone time here..doing laundry, watching my old videos, doing little tasks around the house.. DD left early to go to her dad's house until tomorrow night. Talked to a friend, just enjoying away from work time..... Read more

  • Saturday

    5/23/2015 5:32:14 PM, by PICKIE98

    An absolutely beautiful day today!! I am just enjoying some alone time here..doing laundry, watching my old videos, doing little tasks around the house.. DD left early to go to her dad's house until tomorrow night. Talked to a friend, just enjoying away from work time..... Read more

  • Relentless day 141, Rest, Walk, Isometrics

    5/23/2015 3:16:07 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Well Sparkers, not everyday can go as planned. 39 I was going to work on the façade above the garage roof but we have thunderstorms 54 & 27 again. Not a good time to be above a wet roof line; I have no intention on becoming "Crispy Critter". 40 I did however walk & did my isome... Read more

  • an unexpectedly early day 9 entry

    5/23/2015 12:04:39 PM, by TBIRDANNI

    I'm meant to be in a field, enjoying sunshine and friendship today, sleeping in my brand new tent tonight and doing it all again tomorrow. Alas, my car's suspension decided to break last night, thankfully it did it today and not when I'd got to the field as fetching it home over the Woodhead Pass w... Read more

  • Day 47 of Resparking

    5/23/2015 10:54:49 AM, by CLUTTRELL8

    Yesterday, did you: Drink 10 glasses of water? 248 Walk for 20 minutes? 248 Reach your daily steps goal? 248 Write a blog? 42 Avoid trigger foods? 42 Shower? 42 Take all meds? 248 For Today Goals & Desires: Playing Catch-Up again. After the past week of trying to g... Read more

  • Recovering from Vacation

    5/23/2015 10:38:07 AM, by DOTSLADY

    I am tired, and am still recovering from our 5 days in rainy So. Cal. This is the first vacay since the vacay from hell three years ago (which was the first vacay in forever). And, Yes, I packed the clouds with me, as it rained a lot and was chilly in San Diego. It was nice to get away and h... Read more

  • I Have Offically Begun

    5/22/2015 11:06:32 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    Well, it was another day of me having to eat more to get enough calories. If it wasn't for the fact I want to go to bed not long after getting home from work, I would eat something when I get home. If I did eat I would have to wait at least two hours before I could lay down. That's why I drink th... Read more

  • alot of shaking...

    5/22/2015 5:30:04 PM, by SA55Y333

    Just had a earth quake here about an hour ago. My pca was at drug store for me when she came back she was no help on the phone in between scared to death. Me i was here alone sitting on couch when it hit. My fan sitting on ac flew off at me i had other things fall but other wise i am fine. Wow a sho... Read more

  • 05/22/2015 Friday

    5/22/2015 5:27:46 PM, by CAREBEARS2045

    I have found the perfect Tracfone I would like have 244... Read more

  • Relentless day 140, 2x4 Routine, Workout 20, Deadlift & Close Grip Bench

    5/22/2015 4:53:34 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Had a great workout; set a new Deadlift 1RM of 1x1x295. Just a little ways to go for that 300 Lb. Mark. 8 Sets, 85 Reps, 7,140 Lbs. Workout lasted 49-Min; one needs a longer rest period, up to 3-min, between sets when lifting heavy loads. 104 244 Close Grip Bench Press; 8 Sets, 84 R... Read more

  • Feeling really tired and craving sugar

    5/22/2015 12:12:39 PM, by SJ753006

    I have been keeping active for about 4-5 days now and I had to sleep in today. I slept in to 10:45 with periodic awakenings to feed and take my dog, Ace, out. And I am still really tired. I've been drinking water, but I will try drinking more. I am also starting to crave sugary items. Which is weird... Read more

  • Sorry I've been MIA lately

    5/22/2015 10:34:10 AM, by MISSA526

    Things have been crazy around here lately. I've started exercising again 224 but it had to be put on the back burner for a little bit to help my mom clean the house (and, ahem, my room 2 ). But we got it all done and I burned mega calories and toned up doing it from lifting heavy stuff and lots o... Read more

  • getting ready to start my day

    5/22/2015 9:07:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off to a slow and steady start this morning. my daughter had a great time playing soccer last night and so did i. she really likes to play soccer and i enjoy watching her play. all of the birds say hi. friday is finally here. i had a really short work week this week. if i had my way,i'd work a f... Read more

  • Back in the saddle again......

    5/22/2015 8:40:54 AM, by LJESSE2001

    Well here I go again, I am determined more this time that I have ever been. I have been dealing with my weight ever since my son was born in 2004 and I am finally at a point in my life (2 beautiful children later and 15 years of marriage to an amazing and supportive husband) that I am fed up with s... Read more

  • Friday

    5/22/2015 6:34:33 AM, by PICKIE98

    Hoping for a WAY better day today. Five minutes after I posted yesterday's blog, I got into a car accident. Nobody was hurt except Vito, my devoted car. He is now at the Buick body shop for major repairs, at least one half of my car,, rear bumper, taillight assembly, entire rear and top quarter p... Read more

  • Day 1

    5/22/2015 6:32:16 AM, by GRCSLDY

    I look forward to meeting people here and getting some great recipes and tips. I use a fitbit and my daily step goal is currently 5000. I hope to slowly work this up to 10,000. I will be posting some recipes on here from time to time and perhaps even sharing some of my pictures. (I'm a p... Read more

  • More laughs.

    5/22/2015 3:17:32 AM, by GOANNA2

    I needed a good laugh after my fall on Wednesday. Just like that, while walking along the footpath I use every day for over three years to get to the Broadwater, I fell and found myself on all fours with skinned hands and knees and could not move. I was like a stunned mullet. Luckily a youn... Read more

  • Second Day on the Road

    5/22/2015 2:39:36 AM, by BMCC488

    Well, today has gone better in a lot of ways. I was able to entertain the boys a bit better, we didn't stop as often or for as long (mainly my brother), and I didn't get a bad pain in my knees/legs from sitting so long. I did end up choosing sleep over exercise this morning so today has kind of tu... Read more

  • Vacation Almost Over

    5/22/2015 12:57:43 AM, by FRAN0426

    Tomorrow is the last full day at our timeshare Branson Woods. We will be leaving Saturday morning heading back up to Mn. Two weeks here and it really only seems like one. We have seen some magnificent shows over the past two weeks, and a wide variety this time. I do think today's show was my fa... Read more

  • Greatful

    5/22/2015 12:23:39 AM, by RACHELCLUBB

    I am greatful for my life! I am glad I found Sparks because it has helped me to keep track and know what I needed to change or work on! I know as we all work together we will reach our goal!... Read more

  • The Last Day Before The Offical Start

    5/21/2015 8:10:26 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    Well, today was my brother's birthday. I was full when it came time for the cake. So I didn't have any. I had one of my shakes for lunch cause I didn't know what would be for dinner. We ended up going to Cracker Barrel. I got a Chicken (it was grilled) BLT with fries. I did eat the Cole Slaw t... Read more

  • Week 15....I think?

    5/21/2015 7:27:00 PM, by TMOUNTS0717

    So I think this is week 15, and again I'm late on my posting. I generally try to post on Tuesday because that's the day that I weigh in. But things have been a little chaotic for me lately. So I did weigh in on Tuesday, and I lost 3 pounds since the week before, for a total of 13 pounds lost. Can't ... Read more

  • Jaded

    5/21/2015 7:23:44 PM, by SJ753006

    I haven't had a summer break all to myself since before I turned 16 and got a job. That almost 13 years ago, scary. Now I am medically retired from the Navy, done with my B.S. in Health Care Management, and done with my prerequisites for the Psychology PhD program. Which I can't even apply until nex... Read more

  • Busy.

    5/21/2015 6:35:04 PM, by MILRENOR

    I fell off the wagon, so to speak. First I had my period and that derailed me pretty hard (after all, finding out you aren't pregnant when you have been trying is pretty emotionally trying). Then on Tuesday this week I donated blood, and essentially I think of blood donation days as a "freebie" an... Read more

  • Relentless day 139, Recovery, Walk, House Maintenance

    5/21/2015 4:25:10 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Hi again Sparkers. I know this is my recovery day but house maintenance takes priority. By the way, this was on my list, not the "Honey Do" list. DW is out of town for the week so I took advantage of her absence. 334 I get more accomplished when she's gone. No nagging about ladder s... Read more

  • 30 days of small changes day 8

    5/21/2015 4:00:54 PM, by TBIRDANNI

    Watching what I drink I'm not a big full sugar soda drinker (although I did buy full sugar Pepsi for our weekend away this weekend) and I mostly drink water or sugar free squash at home, I have 2 huge weaknesses here.... bottled milkshakes (high in sugar and fat!) and coffee shops. Finances d... Read more

  • Week 4 Day 3: Might not meet my minute goal, but still meeting my calorie burned goal

    5/21/2015 2:50:23 PM, by BEZUERKER

    It is amazing how weather can effect your mood. It has been cooler and dreary here for the past couple of days and I feel like it is really starting to get to me. All I really want to do is cuddle up with my cat and read my book. But I can't because I have too much to do to get ready for this weeken... Read more

  • a sunny,windy day

    5/21/2015 1:29:10 PM, by MOMMY445

    i ended up taking the day off work yesterday. i was just too wiped out and i knew i would not be able to focus that well. i will try tomorrow and take it from there. today,my daughter starts soccer. she is sooooooo excited and wants to go early after she has her supper. i am excited,too! i finally w... Read more

  • I Have A Fear Of Being Thin

    5/21/2015 12:20:20 PM, by ALYSSAR2012

    I have a fear. I’d call it an irrational fear to some extent. I am scared to be thin. It is what I want the most, yet I fear it tremendously. There are several reasons for this: 1. Attention. I want more and regular attention from guys. I want girls to tell me I look nice and that my out... Read more

  • Thursday

    5/21/2015 6:53:24 AM, by PICKIE98

    I am up early and getting ready to leave for work. Our connecting street is closed for construction now, so I have a longer drive home.. Hoping the boss is again gone today..forever...... Read more

  • Yay for Wifi

    5/21/2015 12:40:56 AM, by BMCC488

    Vacation goal update for Wednesday 5/20: In range (1580-1930), just barely= 1909 Idk my carbs, fat, or protein are cause I didn't track my food on SP, and realize that's too much trouble without regular access to internet.HOWEVER, I'm 90% sure I hit all of them cause I ate pretty well! Toda... Read more

  • Another Day Down

    5/20/2015 11:30:06 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    Well, I treated myself to some coffee. I don't drink coffee that much. It wasn't Starbucks that's for sure. Anyway, I had only one of my weight loss shakes today. I decided to have something after I got off work. I came in fairly well in everything today, except for fiber. I took all of my... Read more

  • I want to get my life together

    5/20/2015 7:42:03 PM, by GLENDAK72

    Well Well Well.....so here I am again right back up to 380. I have done weight watchers and i did it for a year with no luck. I sabotage my self. When i lose 10 pounds i over eat and gain that plus 5 more. I need help 249... Read more

  • Walking With Friends...

    5/20/2015 6:06:03 PM, by LEOPARDSKINZ

    Today I burned over 500 calories walking with friends...It was great!!! We talked, laughed, and walked...It was fun...Even when my thighs were burning, I kept going...because I had great company...It was definitely motivation to workout with friends again...... Read more

  • Relentless day 138, 2x4 Routine, Workout 17, Bench Press & Front Squat

    5/20/2015 5:49:16 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Primary workout was Bench Press; a new 1RM was set at 118 Lbs. This surprised me as my shoulders were still a little sore from yesterday's time up on the roof. 7Sets, 59 Reps, 5,025 Lbs. I was a little slow taking 43 minutes to complete the reps as I needed longer rest periods between sets. ... Read more

  • 30 days of small changes day 7

    5/20/2015 3:42:12 PM, by TBIRDANNI

    Sleep Sleep is something I struggle with. It's been a bit better since Hubs got his CPAP machine, in fact, I miss that reassuring Darth Vader hiss when he's away from home! Of the suggestions in today's article I think I've tried most - they all help a bit but still, my average is 5 hours, if... Read more

  • Wednesday

    5/20/2015 3:17:08 PM, by PICKIE98

    Had a half night of sleep.keep waking myself up by stopping breathing, ,, When i wake for the day, I feel like I should be going to bed, not rising..still sleepy, dragging.. One more week until my test next Tuesday night.. It is cool here now, but nice to sleep as far as the temps.. I... Read more

  • Week 4 Day 2: So I took a day off

    5/20/2015 2:29:54 PM, by BEZUERKER

    Yesterday I decided to take a day off. I just wasn't feeling yesterday. I was tired, out of motivation, and overall just feeling off. So I took a personal day. =) Every now and then we need to just take a day off and recharge. The true challenge will be keeping it to only one day. So far, so go... Read more

  • And The Fun Continues!

    5/20/2015 1:57:55 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, just when I started feeling better after dealing with flu symptoms for over 2 weeks, my husband & I are hit by the stomach flu (IE FOOD POISONING!). For me, it was relatively mild but a nuisance, nonetheless. My poor husband was hit hard!! Then, Monday, I twisted my knee and I'm still hobbling a... Read more

  • 20 May 2015 Weigh In

    5/20/2015 1:07:35 PM, by ANA3400

    I'm 168.7 this week which is down .8 from last week! Yay! That is the right direction! :) Last week was the first time in months that I have been able to exercise. I did five minutes of strength training per day last week. I pick one exercise and do it for the entire five minutes. That way I really... Read more

  • a cool sunny day

    5/20/2015 10:34:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's a cool day here today. found out the other day at work that i need to take a different approach to how i am entering information. what i was doing is not working as well as i thought. so i am trying some suggestions from the boss to see if that helps. if they do not help and after my eye checku... Read more

  • 5/20/15

    5/20/2015 8:37:23 AM, by KNUCHI

    Holy goodness, has it been a busy week! I feel like I haven't had a chance to sit down in days. Anyway, I've decided to go back to working out after work. I love sleeping too much to fight it anymore. Plus, I feel like I actually do work while I'm at the gym in the afternoon. In the morning... Read more

  • A work in progress

    5/20/2015 8:09:42 AM, by BEARWHISPERER

    Much like me - my yard has been a work in progress. I got so busy working that the yard went by the wayside, but in the last year - since I retired and dropped a load of stress, I have been working on getting my yard back in shape. I told my friend Martha-Ann that I would post some pictures -... Read more

  • Hopefully Quick

    5/20/2015 12:22:02 AM, by BMCC488

    Today has been spent mainly on my feet/legs, and my joints in my lower body are killing me. I hope they feel better in the morning. This morning I did Couch to 5K but didn't program my interval training app right. I thought the "rest" interval was AFTER all the intervals, but it was in between.... Read more

  • Don't sweat your mistakes...Listen to Spark People and Learn

    5/19/2015 11:35:49 PM, by JOANN25

    Everyone makes mistakes. I plan every night what I plan to do the next day as far as exercise. For instance, today I had plans for all my exercise and ended up baby sitting my great granddaughter. My plans went awry at that point. Can't do a lot with a two year old. Best laid plans. I did get ... Read more

  • How Did Day Two Go?

    5/19/2015 10:44:32 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    Today was defiantly different than yesterday. I had to actually eat more to reach at least the lowest recommended calorie limit. I got my 30 minutes of walking in before I went to work. I worked for a few hours. I was on my feet the entire time, of course. I didn't add that into the worko... Read more

  • Relentless day 137, Recovery, Walk, House Maintenance

    5/19/2015 8:48:08 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Hi Sparkers 213 I know it's recovery day but the exterior of the house also needs to recover from the wind, rain and snow. On the south side of the house really takes a beating. Our house is only 9-years old but the paint was starting to peel on the south façade above the garage roof line... Read more

  • Very Grateful

    5/19/2015 7:39:20 PM, by KELL724

    On Thursday May 14th my son took his first steps in a year and a half. He of course amazed everyone by going back and forth down the parallel bars a couple of times. I was so busy trying to capture the moment on video with my phone and snap chat for him on his phone that I didn't have a chance to cr... Read more

  • I Just Did This

    5/19/2015 6:30:30 PM, by AHALTOM

    Back in January. My friend tells me that she is running a Spartan race and wants to know if I want to join her. I do some research and find out what a Spartan Race involves. My initial reaction was Hell No. I have never wanted to scale 7' walls, climb up cargo nets, swing on ropes or run through woo... Read more

  • Goal 1 - 299

    5/19/2015 2:08:30 PM, by ALYSSAR2012

    A couple days ago I was 307.2 lbs and had set a goal to be 299. (No specific time frame, that would just be my next small goal.) This morning I weighed in at 301.8! I have not been working out. I have just been monitoring my eating. I am trying this thing called intuitive eating. It is basically l... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    5/19/2015 10:37:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great time in niagara falls the other day. i may go there again next weekend. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. i will be heading to work later this afternoon. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • 30 days of small changes day 6

    5/19/2015 9:59:46 AM, by TBIRDANNI

    Me time All good on this one! I went through a pain management course last year and they stressed this a lot (along with pacing.... ) and it does make a huge difference. I count it really as part of pacing - I do activities that I like and enjoy to break up the stuff that needs doing, I get f... Read more

  • Day 2

    5/19/2015 9:35:28 AM, by DIANECOCHENOUR

    A lot of different feelings today. First I am really proud of myself for staying under my calorie limits and exercising yesterday. That is a huge accomplishment for me now days. I went a little overboard for first starting out. I met an old friend and walked with her for half an hour and then me... Read more

  • 10% of the way to goal

    5/19/2015 8:37:31 AM, by MARIESEIZE

    Well, I'm 10% of the way to my initial goal, which is to lose roughly 30 pounds. That stat makes 3 lbs feel like an accomplishment! I'm telling ya, this fitbit has been really good for me. I can also see my BMI inching toward the line between obese and overweight. The visuals are really helpful. ... Read more

  • Day 43 of Resparking

    5/19/2015 8:24:23 AM, by CLUTTRELL8

    Yesterday, did you: Drink 10 glasses of water? 248 Walk for 20 minutes? 248 Reach your daily steps goal? 248 Write a blog? 248 Avoid trigger foods? 42 Shower? 248 Take all meds? 248 For Today Goals & Desires: Finish packing our hospital bags. Get in a walk despite ... Read more

  • Lean Lessons Life after TKR

    5/19/2015 8:24:14 AM, by ERABEL

    9 wks. since surgery and I gained 20 lbs. back 39 . Since my exercise was limited and depended on hubby to fix my meals lost my way temporarily. Trying to get back on track, but not 100% yet. I will get there though. 213... Read more

  • Tuesday

    5/19/2015 6:53:08 AM, by PICKIE98

    Despite a runny nose during the night, I got some rest last night..Covered my pillows with tissues and sleep much better.. One more week until my sleep study,, It is still extremely humid outside..We are playing it safe and keeping teh A/C on and staying indoors. Beats a trip to E.R for ast... Read more

  • How was your last 36 hours?

    5/19/2015 2:10:42 AM, by CERVANTES0012

    I have had a bad 24 hrs - but I am amazed and so thankful there are still good people out there. First - last night (Sunday around 9:00 p.m.) my TV turned black - thanks to "freecycle" I found another. Second (Monday afternoon) - as I was trying to leave - but my battery died - thanks to friends... Read more

  • Busy Day

    5/18/2015 11:42:52 PM, by BMCC488

    Today was a test of patience with the boys (seems to be a Monday occurrence), and I was also stressed... then I also got interrupted while doing Cardio Max. I was barely tolerating the boys' craziness and bugging each other without losing my mind, and then halfway through the workout, my mom came ho... Read more

  • Days 21-30 of the Countdown to My Red Skinny Jeans!!

    5/18/2015 11:21:16 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, I am so sorry for being so M.I.A. but my last three exams last week were pretty much back to back and I didn't have much time to blog and then after they finished on Thursday I've just been putting off blogging till "tomorrow" and tomorrow just didn't come!! Anyway I'm here now be... Read more

  • Relentless day 136, 2x4 Routine, Workout 18, Landmine Press & Block Pull

    5/18/2015 7:31:51 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Primary was Landmine Press for a new 1RM of 124; 7 Sets, 59 Reps, 5,025 Lbs completed in 34 Min. 224 Secondary at 82% if 1RM for 1x12x215; the heaviest set. 4 Sets, 44 Reps, 7,900 Lbs. Completed in 17 Min. Total Workout: 11 Sets, 44 Reps, 12,925 Lbs or 6.46 tons. 40 Another... Read more

  • A Daily Recount

    5/18/2015 6:57:55 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    First day back, and I did bad with my calorie count. I'm not kicking myself too hard, but it was a wake up call. Kinda. I don't normally eat the cereal and biscuit. I wasn't even supposed to eat the cheese crackers (they aren't mine). Also, I didn't know what was going to be for dinner. I don'... Read more

  • Day 3 - Reluctant Individual

    5/18/2015 6:01:47 PM, by TSENTY

    Day 3 and my first day at work trying to live healthy. First I have a sit down job - I do have the standing workstation, but I hate that. That's a goal for day 60. Today wasn't too terribly stressful, payroll which is always yucky and a couple of meetings. Then a 50 minute drive to an outlying c... Read more

  • A buddy and a new toy

    5/18/2015 4:10:58 PM, by MARIESEIZE

    Well, I finally feel like I'm back on track. My fiancé and I both got fitbits a couple of weeks ago. His work reimburses up to a certain amount for health/fitness expenses, so he was able to get the really fancy one plus a scale that syncs with the fitbits. I got the Charge HR as my birthday gift. ... Read more

  • Things Will Hopefully Be Better

    5/18/2015 3:06:06 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    Unlike my first time here on the site, I'm in almost complete control. I'll cook all of my meals except for the few times I'm off and my brother cooks. I also do the grocery shopping. So I have so much more control than I did before. The only thing I don't have control over is my work schedu... Read more

  • Day 42 of Resparking

    5/18/2015 11:57:00 AM, by CLUTTRELL8

    Yesterday, did you: Drink 10 glasses of water? 248 Walk for 20 minutes? 248 Reach your daily steps goal? 248 Write a blog? 248 Avoid trigger foods? 248 Shower? 42 Take all meds? 42 For Today Goals & Desires: Want to get a walk in today but also have swimming time p... Read more

  • GOTR 5K

    5/18/2015 11:36:54 AM, by HEALTH4MEMA

    Feeling Awesome. My daughter and I successfully completed a GOTR 5K yesterday! It was HOT, but we got it done! I am mostly proud of her for getting me out there and doing this with her and her "Come on Mom!" encouragement. I look forward to many more in our future. Starting off strong, smil... Read more

  • Layout Of Plan

    5/18/2015 11:08:02 AM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    My plan is rather simple. First, use the site here to record everything. I don't eat out that much, but I won't lie sometimes what I eat isn't the best. The second part of the plan is I'm going to do something for at least 30 mins. every day. I'm going to count working a bit, but it won't... Read more

  • 30 days of small changes day 5

    5/18/2015 10:50:19 AM, by TBIRDANNI

    Taking a stand.. This is a challenge for those of us with dodgy joints, and those of us with fatigue type conditions. Those, like my daughter and I who have a condition that afects joints *and* fatigue battle this one regularly. Every time I am ill I go back to square 1 with endurance, back t... Read more

  • Here we go again. Day #1

    5/18/2015 9:49:12 AM, by DIANECOCHENOUR

    Here we go again. I weighed myself this morning and the scale said I weighed 370 pounds. I felt vey depressed and overwhelmed. Where to start. I've done this many times before but never had to loose this much weight. This time around I am going to take baby steps. Set small goals so I am not s... Read more

  • Week 4 Day 1: NSV's!

    5/18/2015 9:20:51 AM, by BEZUERKER

    It's been three weeks now and I haven't seen any progress on the scale, so I thought I would take some time to write out all the non-scale victories I have had since getting back to to this whole living healthy thing. 1.) I might not be losing on the scale, but I have lost almost 2 inches in ... Read more

  • Gardening Continued

    5/18/2015 7:42:12 AM, by ALBERTA119

    Woke up excited to plant the more of our garden. Looked outside there was a deer in the pasture! I grabbed the recycle bag, ran out of the house shaking it and the deer dashed away. I sure hope it stays away. Two years ago a deer ate all the green beans. The tomatoe and cucumber seeds I started in... Read more

  • Monday

    5/18/2015 7:10:29 AM, by PICKIE98

    Darned sewing machine!! I spent hours yesterday trying to mend some shirts and trousers, jeans. The spool thread kept breaking!! I thought it was the needle, tried to change it, could not get another needle in the slot!! Tied to get the old one back in, it would not go back in! I literally tipped t... Read more

  • I'm back

    5/18/2015 6:21:26 AM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    I've been gone for so long. I weigh a bit more than 160 right now. I want to reach 130 by the end of the year. Mostly it's health, but it's also my poor knees. My knees will bug me at times. Mostly it when I work more than I normally, and the complain I pushed them too hard. I'm go... Read more

  • Good for a laugh.

    5/18/2015 5:42:30 AM, by GOANNA2

    A minister just had all of his remaining teeth pulled and new dentures were being made. The first Sunday, he only preached for 10 minutes. The second Sunday, he preached for only 20 minutes. But, on the third Sunday, he preached for 1 hour and 25 minutes. When asked about this ... Read more

  • Zumba-thon

    5/17/2015 9:38:50 PM, by SBECKER526

    My wellness center held a Zumba-thon yesterday for 2 hours. I hesitated going to classes as I felt so tired. I paid my entrance fee and decided to dance. I modified some hip hop moves that my knees could not do. I felt alive and energetic. I almost returned to life before cancer, but not ... Read more

  • Closer and Closer

    5/17/2015 9:26:47 PM, by BMCC488

    This morning I got up in time to have breakfast and coffee. We were going to head to my sister's to pick up the umbrella stroller as a "just in case" measure for the trip. I was hoping to get a good walk in too but changed my plans to include jumping rope, which I couldn't seem to get the hang of to... Read more

  • Words to Inspire #5

    5/17/2015 8:01:41 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 “You've got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It's called perseverance. ~ Lee Iacocca 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184 195 184... Read more

  • I'm Ba-a-a-ck!

    5/17/2015 5:33:23 PM, by ACIMPEGGY

    According to SP, it has been 384 days since I logged in. I maintained the weight I had when I left until the beginning of winter 2015. At that time the arthritis was hurting so much that I virtually quit exercising. I was under great stress at work. On top of that, my spiritual study of A Cours... Read more

  • Wonderful Bridal Shower

    5/17/2015 4:24:10 PM, by MEXGAL1

    It was a lovely day at the Seattle Tennis Club right on Lake Washington. Future DIL, Marie and Step son Tom, seemed to have a wonderful time. The food was outrageous. Large salad with fresh crab and shrimp and blue cheese. way overate but am back on track today....two pounds on overnight so t... Read more

  • Day 41 of Resparking

    5/17/2015 12:34:43 PM, by CLUTTRELL8

    Yesterday, did you: Drink 10 glasses of water? 248 Walk for 20 minutes? 248 Reach your daily steps goal? 38 I say yes but my tracker said no. I walked for 2+ hours instead of 20 straight minutes. I think wearing the tracker differently somehow messed up the counter. It says I only got a ... Read more