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  • Walking Successes

    7/24/2014 11:26:11 PM, by BMCC488

    A childhood friend of mine's mother died last night. She was in really bad health and I don't know all the details, but she became brain dead due to lack of oxygen at some point. I haven't really been in touch with my friend much since I moved back out to Indiana four years ago, but we talk once in ... Read more

  • Tried Something New Today and I Liked It!

    7/24/2014 11:09:27 PM, by COLOR-BLUE

    BREAKFAST Banana - Dole, 124 gram(s) ⊗ 108 29 0 1 Simple Truth - Organic Fat Free Milk, 2 fl oz, 4 oz ⊗ 40 6 0 4 Cap'n Crunch, 1 cup ⊗ 147 31 2 16 Breakfast TOTALS: 295 65 2 21 LUNCH ... Read more

  • walk

    7/24/2014 4:54:56 PM, by NASHSNAKE

    I took a couple of days off from walking and man was that easy and today it's hard to get back into it. I did, and did two miles after work.... Read more

  • Hills and valleys

    7/24/2014 4:50:55 PM, by PICKIE98

    Life is hills and valleys. reading my past blogs, it is oh-so-obvious that mine is like Mt.Everest and Death Valley! I posted my blog early afternoon yesterday, but after being home an hour, I decided to call Prudential Life to see why the promised letter was not faxed or mailed to me. Last ... Read more

  • Nature is the best motivation

    7/24/2014 1:31:08 PM, by DAWN220

    I got out on my 1st walk today very early. What a motivation. It is making my day. The smells the peace and the beauty. I have almost 300 steps today already so hyped I am! It is going to get warm today and I am not into the heat to I will do the treadmill for the other 20 minutes of walki... Read more

  • New to the Site today!

    7/24/2014 12:27:40 PM, by TAMEDOG

    Today is July 24 and I started the Ideal Protein diet on June 18 and have lost a total of 13.8 lbs. I have learned alot so far about making the right choices when reaching for something to eat. Mindless eating was a bigger issue than I though. I think it all comes down to preparation. Being prepared... Read more

  • Why am I so tired?

    7/24/2014 11:42:55 AM, by MARIESEIZE

    I have been totally exhausted this week. Maybe I'm not sleeping well at night or something...I'm getting about 8 hours a night, which is better than usual (which is 7-7.5). I've increased my exercise but I don't feel tired after that...just when I wake up and then in the early afternoon. Yesterday I... Read more

  • Days 380-382 on the Journey!!

    7/24/2014 11:16:53 AM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, Sorry about my lack of a blog but I haven't really had the energy for it. Anyway things were actually going quite good until yesterday when I broke my 4 day streak of staying within my calorie range. It was only one day though and in its midst I can recognize that 4 days within my... Read more

  • Quote of the Day

    7/24/2014 10:44:26 AM, by BEULAH45

    “The Paradoxical Commandments People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The... Read more

  • Fun time with dear friends

    7/24/2014 9:58:28 AM, by MEXGAL1

    Last night we went to dear friends house for dinner. Our friend likes to make home made pizza. They have both also gone gluten free recently after reading the book Wheat Belly. Our friends were having GI problems so they read the book and decided to try going gluten free. Well they were pleasa... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/24/2014 8:50:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    i feel a bit tired today. that is okay. school will be done tomorrow. then i will be off to spend some time with my daughter. i am so glad my good friend is in my life. he has been there for me through all of the challenges i faced and the ones i am now facing. all of the birds are doing well and sa... Read more

  • 40 lbs of fat down.

    7/24/2014 8:26:10 AM, by SFENNER

    I weighed yesterday and I have lost a total of 23 pounds in a month. That is GREAT! if i should say so myself. The better thing is I have lost 40 pounds of fat that is 11.6% of my fat down in a month. It may seem odd to loose 17 more pounds of fat than total, but I have added 17 pounds of lean to... Read more

  • Gratitude

    7/24/2014 6:41:47 AM, by COLOR-BLUE

    Lord, Just a humble and simple thank You. www.youtube.com/watch?v=
    Z1OE53ZMApQ Be blessed, - Nancy Jean - GA... Read more

  • A good case for movement and exercise

    7/24/2014 6:00:12 AM, by GOANNA2

    I came across this video and it really tells us that if we can do some form of exercise, the health benefits are enormous. Healthy body and healthy mind is what we should all aspire to. www.mindbodygreen.com/0-
    14623/a-surprisingly-simpl
    e-way-to-heal-lower-back-p
    ain-vid... Read more

  • Getting Ready to Get Ready

    7/24/2014 12:36:15 AM, by HEALTHYBEE3

    I first joined SparkPeople in May 2009 and did pretty well with it – for a while. I was on & off, up & down (mostly up) for quite a while, years actually, after that till our pastor decided to start a healthy eating/weight loss group at our church. Once again I did fairly well – for a while. Then... Read more

  • Hmmm

    7/24/2014 12:05:01 AM, by BEULAH45

    "Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out." James B. Conant ... Read more

  • Two Missed Days

    7/23/2014 11:53:53 PM, by COLOR-BLUE

    I know that you noticed that I didn't post my food blog, and that's because I wasn't home. I was at the VA, from early in the morning until early evening, and I didn't want to take the risk me leaving my tablet somewhere. I did have it in the transportation van, but I didn't bring it inside the ho... Read more

  • Eight Weeks

    7/23/2014 10:20:18 PM, by BMCC488

    Amazingly the scale went down and I've lost 1.4 more pounds. There is something about weighing right after you wake up and you're still half asleep... I almost always get confused about how much I've actually lost. This morning I thought I'd actually lost LESS than a pound. It took me until the thir... Read more

  • Tech Guy Buys Third Fitness Tracker

    7/23/2014 9:28:55 PM, by MAVERICKDR

    I am beyond frustrated with my Spark Activity Tracker. It's not the little wearable device that's the problem. That works fine even though it's not as motivating as the Fitbit I still have. It just has a ring of lights to indicate the approximate number of steps, and if I want to meet or exceed my g... Read more

  • Free Movie today.

    7/23/2014 7:15:40 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    I found this free movie called Feeding Obesity. I haven't watched it yet, but plan to. www.feedingobesity.com/m
    ovie.php ... Read more

  • Going Good

    7/23/2014 5:31:41 PM, by DAYYOU123

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  • Rain

    7/23/2014 5:02:04 PM, by SFENNER

    Rainy day in Jonesboro. Glad I worked out this morning...... Read more

  • Wet Wednesday,,in my house

    7/23/2014 2:12:54 PM, by PICKIE98

    had handyguy Joe's cousin, Bobby the plumber,, come over while I was at work this morning,, we had lots of water dripping into basement from SOMEWHERE upstairs..Turns out it was under the vanity in my full bathroom... bummer,, He added an extension to my elbow and now I bleached under there and have... Read more

  • Life's Gems

    7/23/2014 1:22:42 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    I am really cheap, thrifty, or penny wise. When I shop, I look for bargains. My pennies are scares so I must make them go far. I love browsing for books on Amazon.com. Books are like treasur... Read more

  • Beautiful Day

    7/23/2014 12:59:07 PM, by DAWN220

    I did it. I made ALL of my goals yesterday and enjoyed it! This might seem small, but I had over 5000 steps yesterday and 30 minutes of exercise. This is huge to me. I feel great today. It is a lovely day, a little worm, but still lovely. I am motivated and happy. I walked this morning fo... Read more

  • I Don't Know What To Say!!!

    7/23/2014 10:56:53 AM, by COLOR-BLUE

    These past two days at the VA in the specialty clinics, have been different. The doctors are contradicting themselves, and the VA doesn't want some equipment used, that will help diagnose what is going on with me, because they say that if they have enough money at the end of the fiscal year, which ... Read more

  • Non Scale Victory:

    7/23/2014 10:52:33 AM, by MARYELA

    I have to admit since starting this journey there has been many ups and downs including not seeing the scale moving in the downward at every weigh in, which at times can be a huge downer if thats what your aiming for. Today I realised that although i don't get those results all the time there a... Read more

  • Finally a half pound down

    7/23/2014 10:13:43 AM, by MEXGAL1

    Thank you all for your feedback and support from my blog yesterday regarding stubborn weight and putting weight on. I agree with many of you that it could be the stress, prednisone and perhaps the small dose of anti depressant the doctor has me on for my Sjogrens. The first anti depressant was Zol... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/23/2014 8:47:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm almost finished school until september. just two more days after today and i will be done. it won't be as hot here today. some relief from the humidity that has been around for quite a few days. my daughter is really enjoying day camp,soccer and the reading club at the local library. every week ... Read more

  • Another Try

    7/23/2014 7:56:24 AM, by URBANLOTUS

    I'm back on track for the umpteenth time, but you only lose when you completely give up, right? This month is looking good for weight loss. I just hope I can keep it up and make a good difference over the coming months. I plan to. I plan to. I have good foods in the kitchen and no trigger foods a... Read more

  • Hello to Day 17 - forming new habits.

    7/23/2014 4:34:28 AM, by SUNNYRAYE

    Hello Sunny friends, * Watch out - it's a long one!* “By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands — your own.”–Mark Victor Hansen Read more

  • Joke of the week

    7/23/2014 3:36:32 AM, by GOANNA2

    Two young engineers applied for a single position at a computer company. As they both had the same qualifications, the applicants were asked to take a test by the department manager. Upon completion of the test, both men only missed only one of the questions. the manager went to the fi... Read more

  • The Never Ending Headache

    7/23/2014 12:11:06 AM, by BMCC488

    First of all, I want to express my frustration for this stupid and obnoxious headache that has stuck around since yesterday before noon.... I have tried EVERYTHING to get rid of it. Yesterday I took a nap, drank two bottles of water in a couple hours' time, took Tylenol and decongestant (mostly a si... Read more

  • today

    7/22/2014 10:27:20 PM, by NASHSNAKE

    good work out today, no walking, too hot out and i'm getting it done anyway at home,... Read more

  • Update

    7/22/2014 10:05:57 PM, by BOLEBRON

    For those that were following my blogs about the training for half-marathons, I want to give an update. I had to stop because my legs were hurting and I was not getting farther on the training. After taking a break for about 2 weeks, I decided to start from zero and train for the 5K again. I am thin... Read more

  • Music and the Workout

    7/22/2014 9:26:04 PM, by MAVERICKDR

    I am convinced that working out and music go hand in hand. The normal adult resting heart rate is 60 to 100 beats per minute (bpm). The lower the number the more efficiently the heart is pumping the blood around the body. Strangely enough, one of the objectives of cardio is to elevate t... Read more

  • Life Gets in the Way! Well, Maybe a Dog's Bone...

    7/22/2014 9:17:06 PM, by EDHATCH

    Over the last couple of weeks, I have "partnered" with a few co-workers to start a little friendly competition on steps and weight loss. As my motivation was waxing, I failed to notice one of those small things in my life, a dog bone. Unfortunately, I stepped on it and sprained an ankle and now my c... Read more

  • Ramblings of Tuesday 7/22/2014

    7/22/2014 8:22:29 PM, by RAVENCLAW-ANGIE

    Watching the number get smaller on the scale is one thing but finding that things that fit in the past but then became to tight only to find they now fit again is awesome. Its like a boost of confidence that what I am doing is actually working! The latest pleasant surprise was a pair of boots that a... Read more

  • about my fiance cancer

    7/22/2014 6:43:30 PM, by JOHNSRSGIRL

    Well, i thought i would up date you all since i last blogged. My fiance beat cancer and so far it hasn't came back. But since he beat cancer,he has developed a seizure disorder. But we have gotten it under control thanks to the seizure med that the put him on. ... Read more

  • Back on schedule

    7/22/2014 2:21:31 PM, by DAWN220

    Yesterday I kept finding reasons why I could NOT walk. Work kept coming at me, it was too hot, had to take the dogs to the vet, it is too late... Thinking about that I feel that I need to "find" reason why I can walk. I was thinking of these: I enjoy the sound of the birds and crickets, the s... Read more

  • Think about it

    7/22/2014 12:52:40 PM, by BEULAH45

    Body Piecing Saved My Life... Read more

  • I hate TOM.

    7/22/2014 11:50:58 AM, by ANGELN325

    The first time I saw or heard of TOM on SparkPeople, I was like, "Who is this dude?" Then I came to realize what it stood for and thought, "Pretty clever." Well, lately I've begun to hate TOM. I know when he's coming. I get emotional and I hate it because it takes all I can to stay positive and at p... Read more

  • Non-Scale IMPROVEMENTS

    7/22/2014 11:45:09 AM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    PROGRESS is PROGRESS no matter how small. I finally feel as if I am back to making progress. It is slow and hard, but it's happening. Not only has the scale been moving, but finally I can report my health is ... Read more

  • Nice surprise yesterday

    7/22/2014 10:12:04 AM, by MEXGAL1

    When I went out to visit FIL he was outside in a wheelchair sitting up and had just finished doing his arm and leg exercises. I sat outside with him for another hour and then he asked to go in. The nurse said he had thrown up again after breakfast and she called the doctor. The decided that it mi... Read more

  • Read old blog from Jan. 2010

    7/22/2014 9:01:26 AM, by GYPSYHEART

    Just read my blog from Jan. 2010. Size 14's! Now I am in XXLarge and 1X Womans. Wish I had never given away the 18's and 16's because they would now be my "skinnier" clothes that I hope to get back down to wearing. Sigh! Goal: size 18's by (sometime in) October... Read more

  • Toooo long gone

    7/22/2014 8:55:39 AM, by GYPSYHEART

    3 1/2 years since last blog. Gained over 40 pounds since last weigh in. Became way more out of shape than ever. Struggling just to do my job. Tired and sleepy all the time but..... I've been doing a few minutes (like starting at 3 1/2) of movement and mild static stretching every couple of d... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    7/22/2014 8:42:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    i made it through another day. my daughter is doing well and says hi! today there are two classes. one in the morning and one in the afternoon. i still have some errands to run today. that is okay with me. i will pace myself, as it is another very warm day here today. all of the birds say cheep,chee... Read more

  • home

    7/22/2014 7:34:34 AM, by PICKIE98

    7Up, unsalted soda crackers, blah.. back to bed..... Read more

  • Day 16 - No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

    7/22/2014 1:07:03 AM, by SUNNYRAYE

    Hello Sunny Friends :) I hope you had a great Monday. Here comes Tuesday :) Yesterday was a good day. All goals checked except the 8 hrs sleep! *y... Read more

  • hot

    7/22/2014 12:20:03 AM, by NASHSNAKE

    hard day to work out, 93 deg but felt like 102 they say. yeah i think so..... Read more

  • Professing My Love!!!

    7/22/2014 12:17:33 AM, by COLOR-BLUE

    Just a simple, yet POWERFUL song, professing my love! www.youtube.com/watch?v=
    KvurddlC8Yc Be blessed, - Nancy Jean - GA... Read more

  • On the bright side...it's too hot to overeat

    7/22/2014 12:08:19 AM, by MARIESEIZE

    Wow, was it ever hot today! I got a short workout in this afternoon at the gym, but couldn't go for any long walks because neither the dog nor I would have been able to handle our usual distance. On the bright side, I had little appetite today, especially at dinnertime. I think the heat made me less... Read more

  • Why can't we get dialysis supplies?

    7/21/2014 11:50:00 PM, by SBECKER526

    We have had several months of shortages of my husband's low calcium dialysis solutions. Once again our order is delayed. We know the company will eventually come through, but the stress is overwhelming. I don't understand why the supplies were not released on time.... Read more

  • I'm back and better than ever!

    7/21/2014 11:44:14 PM, by 1LOOKINGFORWARD

    I am back on Spark People, and hoping to make some new friends! I started carb cycling two weeks ago, and really feel excited about this new lifestyle. I lost a lot in the first week and a little in the 2nd week. I am trying hard to focus on how I feel mentally and physically instead of being a sla... Read more

  • Nephews and the Perfect Song

    7/21/2014 11:14:22 PM, by BMCC488

    This morning my body/mind must have needed the extra sleep because I set my alarm for four forty-five, but I turned it off without really waking up. Instead my brother woke me up at six forty and then handed me my phone from off the floor... guess I turned the alarm off and didn't put my phone back ... Read more

  • Back in the water

    7/21/2014 9:27:23 PM, by PAPAGAINA

    After 2 weeks of allowing my traps to recover, I got back in the water. Only swam 200 yards this time swimming back and free-style every 50 yards with about a 30 second break in between. It felt good. I didn't push myself. I took it easy and stopped when my traps couldn't take it anymore. My he... Read more

  • BLC25 experience

    7/21/2014 9:17:44 PM, by SJKENT1

    I am in the last days of the BLC25 week 12 challenge. It has been good and not so good. The good... I have learned to like strength training or as we call it TNT (tighten-n-tone). In fact I have started to see some strengthening in areas not worked as much before. Another good thing is t... Read more

  • Proof that Diet PLUS Exercise Works

    7/21/2014 8:52:35 PM, by MAVERICKDR

    Today was a good day for exercise. I got up at my usual time of 5:20 am and commenced a 30+ minute walk outdoors. The weather was beautiful, the birds were singing, I didn't stray too far from home thereby avoiding the possibility that I might extend the walk entirely too far and miss the opportunit... Read more

  • Great summer

    7/21/2014 8:45:36 PM, by UMUCGRAD

    For years I've complained about the heat and humidity of summer. After a brutal winter I promised I wouldn't complain, no matter what. Funny thing happened - I'm actually enjoying the warmth. Amazing how the mind works.... Read more

  • Free Eating Psychology Conference link

    7/21/2014 8:00:45 PM, by DOTSLADY

    FYI: http://eatingpsychologyc
    onference.com sign up for free speakers regarding different aspects of the psychology of eating. Speakers include Dr. Hyman, Dr. Sarah Gottfried (hormones), Jessica Ortner (tapping), Dr. Perlmutter (neurologist), Jon Gabriel (love him), Dr. Hyl... Read more

  • Baltimore Electric Run

    7/21/2014 4:51:46 PM, by BEJAI1962

    I ran...well walked 5k in the Electric Run. Actually, I ran at least a mile though not consecutively. I think I got caught up in the excitement. I got my first and hopefully my last runner's rash in my armpits. OMG! So I'm sitting here with Witch Hazel in my pits trying to relax. Nonetheless, I... Read more

  • Tea Sandwiches by TopsBear

    7/21/2014 2:22:58 PM, by IMAVISION

    Ideas/recipes too mouthwateringly delectable sounding not to share. Enjoy! www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
    ge_public_journal_individu
    al.asp?blog_id=5742829 ... Read more

  • More aggravating news!

    7/21/2014 2:18:48 PM, by MISSA526

    Well I went to see my new primary care physician. The good news is I really like him! The bad news is the shoulder pain I've been dealing with since November is the result of bone spurs and osteoarthritis. He gave me a shot of cortisone (which hurt like h***!) But now my shoulder feels sooo much bet... Read more

  • Icky-sicky poo

    7/21/2014 1:56:53 PM, by PICKIE98

    Long story short: Up for work at four, worked until ten, tossed cookies at work, went home from work.. stomach feels like I am on the high seas..... Read more

  • OOPS! Missed the weekend.

    7/21/2014 1:16:41 PM, by DAWN220

    I missed blogging this weekend. I was very busy, but with fun things. My sister and her girls were at my house this weekend. We went to my baby sisters bridal shower and then just spent the rest of the weekend with each other. I love it when she comes and stays because it is relaxing. we talk a... Read more

  • Feeling Down

    7/21/2014 11:50:33 AM, by SHONTS

    First let me just say that I am not doing this blog, because I want pity I really just need to vent! I am overweight and have been most of my life, but it is not because I lack willpower or that I am lazy! I have been diagnosed with depression as well as hypothyroidism. No one understands that havin... Read more

  • Funny Quote

    7/21/2014 11:37:03 AM, by BEULAH45

    Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them. ~H.L. Mencken... Read more

  • Days 377-379 on the Journey!!

    7/21/2014 10:50:26 AM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hello Sparkies, I am here to report good tidings of the weekend past!! Now if you read my blogs you'll know that I've been having a REALLY rough patch with my eating for about 3 weeks now but on Friday I decided I was putting my foot down and saying enough is ENOUGH!! That is exact... Read more

  • The white pelicans are back.

    7/21/2014 10:39:20 AM, by MEXGAL1

    Yep, the white pelicans are back and flying in formation over our casa. They are fun to watch. Very majestic. Yesterday not a good day for FIL. When we go... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    7/21/2014 8:48:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have so much to do today. i have one week left of school and that is it until september. i have to start an online course this afternoon. i have a meeting i need to attend just behind that. inbetween there, i have several errands to run. this will be a very busy week for me. every day, i have some... Read more

  • Spartanburg, SC - Writing for Well Being class

    7/21/2014 8:41:34 AM, by JCH628

    Writing for Well-being “We are a species that needs and wants to understand who we are. Sheep lice do not seem to share this longing, which is one reason why they write so little. But we do. We have so much we want to say and figu... Read more

  • The adventures of ankle recovery.

    7/21/2014 7:55:59 AM, by ANGELN325

    This weekend, I did not want to be stopped or limited due to an ankle injury. Where I live, nice, hot weather is around for a limited time and we have to make the most of it. Plus the coupons that Caley earns from her summer reading program expire so every weekend is action packed and precious. Ther... Read more

  • It Took A While

    7/21/2014 7:17:39 AM, by COLOR-BLUE

    It took me some time in growing from a baby Christian to where God has me now, to truly understand that all I have to do is "Ask and it shall be given. Seek and ye shall find." I'm letting God carry me, when I feel I need extra strength to do my daily routine. Otherwise, He's walking through this... Read more

  • Day 15 and doing just fine :)

    7/21/2014 2:38:50 AM, by SUNNYRAYE

    Hello Sunny Friends, Welcome to a new week. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I had a great one! We went on the hiking challenge. Luckily in the end we chose the shorter one because it was steep! The people I spoke to ear... Read more

  • doing it

    7/21/2014 12:06:46 AM, by NASHSNAKE

    Got it done this weekend and feeling great, time for bed and on we go. I'm looking for a second spark to in my weight loss. kind of like a second wind.... Read more

  • Funny Quote

    7/20/2014 11:25:25 PM, by BEULAH45

    There is no better moment to postpone something you don't want to do other than right now.... Read more

  • It Took Me a Week...

    7/20/2014 10:32:54 PM, by BMCC488

    But I finally ALMOST matched my fastest mile (19 min)... I started out really well and only missed it by a minute, probably because I stopped to try to take a picture of three skunks that were exiting a drainage pipe. The picture didn't come out, they just looked like a blurry gray blob in the grass... Read more

  • Busy with projects

    7/20/2014 10:28:59 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am working on the 12 page newsletter for my retiree group. I designed and edited 6 pages today. I also have lists of potential new members to invite. I played with the cat and rested too. Today was a rest day from gym exercise.... Read more

  • Short blog tonight

    7/20/2014 10:02:18 PM, by LOTUS-OF-GAIA

    This will be a short blog tonight, not a lot going on other than a relaxing day at home and one trip to the grocery to pick up a few needed things. I did my 2 mile walk this evening and was almost run over by someone in a Black Ford Explorer that was being a jack wagon. I was not even on a main... Read more

  • Sharing My Food With You

    7/20/2014 9:37:07 PM, by COLOR-BLUE

    BREAKFAST Cantaloupe, 111 grams ⊗ 39 9 0 1 All Whites - 100% Liquid Egg Whites, 4 tbsp ⊗ 33 0 0 7 Cary's - Sugar Free - Low Calorie Syrup, 2 tbsp ⊗ 15 6 0 0 Banana - Dole, 138 gram(s) ⊗ 120 32 0 1 Strawberries, fresh, 96 grams ⊗ 29 7 0 ... Read more

  • Riding a Bike

    7/20/2014 9:12:21 PM, by TRINITYEMMALISE

    I tried to run some on the treadmill this morning and that was easier than running outside, the pain was not as bad. After doing some research I think I have shin splints. I am going to slow down on running outside, build up to it on the treadmill and continue strength training. I am also able to do... Read more

  • Success with BodyMediaFit

    7/20/2014 6:55:12 PM, by MBHERBST

    Saturday i drove across the state to visit my best friend and we drove further west to walk the shore line, see light houses, go to the zoo and then a drive in movie. What a fun day! I burned over 3000 calories yesterday from all of the walking and because of sparkpeople ... Read more

  • Great Sunday

    7/20/2014 5:30:03 PM, by PICKIE98

    Activity tracker: Finally made it to grocery store,, stopped at Dad's house to get mail; took a trip to the state recreation area for a hike on the beach. We also did the trails and checked out the wildlife.. We saw some small bluegill and smallmouth bass in the shallows near the swan nest.. p... Read more

  • Sunday, a new beginning

    7/20/2014 3:48:40 PM, by KIRSTENLYNN62

    My depression is better today and I feel like making a plan. So, I have simplified my goals once again. I changed my goal to losing 17 lbs.(one pound a week) That will mean I will weigh 199.5, which is under 200, a major miles... Read more

  • BLC 25 POST PLAN

    7/20/2014 3:00:33 PM, by CEIL46

    My plan to keep going between now and BLC 26 includes: Continuing to track my food. Continuing to track my fitness, and add the class Rock of Ages to my weekly agenda. Work on keeping a positive attitude and doing the best I can while on vacation. My worries concern my visit to Seattle... Read more

  • SERIOUSLY, Is it worth DYING OVER ?

    7/20/2014 1:46:15 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    Some-things are worth dying for, like protecting a child from danger. Most things are not. Never has the message ever hit home so hard. As I watch loved ones battle with their personal addictions I feel like screaming. IS... Read more

  • Unknown Territory...Green Tea with ACV & Mixing Protein Powder in Oatmeal

    7/20/2014 1:25:15 PM, by SKINNY2FAT2FIT

    So, I just tried TWO new things, that I can't even believe I did, to aid in my weight loss journey. #1 I had a 1/2 of quaker old fashioned oats & stirred in 1/2 of my Hexapro protein powder (since I'm going out shopping with my little brother for several hours & don't want to fall prey to "fas... Read more

  • Learning Hip-Hop Dance

    7/20/2014 12:21:02 PM, by JOANNEEMERALD

    I am learning to do Hip Hop dance and loving it! You don't have to be able to stand on your head or anything. I learned some good moves from Adrienne White www.youtube.com/watch?v=
    _MhyCANOL-U This is a good 30 ... Read more

  • Staying On Track

    7/20/2014 11:32:50 AM, by FANCYSTITCH

    I am usually a stress eater. I am really trying hard. So far so good. But I must say the last few months have not been kind. Yesterday morning I was on top of the world, weighed in and had lost 7.5 pounds for the week. Then in the afternoon you get one of those phone calls you just dread. Hubby's ne... Read more

  • Time to plan for next week.

    7/20/2014 11:26:18 AM, by SKINNY2FAT2FIT

    So, on the to do list is homework and more homework, school shopping with my little brother, meal prepping for the week & fitness planning for the week. I'll be sticking to the 3-4 meals & 3-4 snacks each day; although, I'm out of salad mix & turkey breast & carrots & alm... Read more

  • I lost my first 5lbs!

    7/20/2014 11:00:28 AM, by SKINNY2FAT2FIT

    So, I've been going hard on this journey for 28 days (seems like it's been longer than that) & the number on the scale has been holding and not moving ...I was tempted to adopt a defeated mindset, but I was smarter than that. See, I realize that since I'm doing minimal (may 5% cardi... Read more

  • Woo hoo systems back up to working

    7/20/2014 10:46:47 AM, by MEXGAL1

    Well most septic systems are functioning....we are able to use all 5 potties now. No need last night to use my "bucket'. There is still a bit of a problem with the drainage of the kitchen sink and the dishwasher so they will work on that on Monday. Yesterday they had to cut a hole in the carpetin... Read more

  • it's sunday

    7/20/2014 10:35:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great day with my daughter yesterday. i will definitely have many more of those days more often. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hello. i will be meeting up with my good friend later,after i catch up on some computer work. last week of school for me until september. looking in... Read more

  • My Prayer

    7/20/2014 2:25:55 AM, by COLOR-BLUE

    Whenever I speak at Ladies Retreats, or the Veteran's Hospitals, this is a prayer that I sometimes sing, or just speak each and every time. www.youtube.com/watch?v=
    uOg-1JjAdGk Be blessed, as others see Him, hear Him, and feel Him, through you!!! - Nancy Jean - ... Read more

  • The hazards of trying to diet with an 81 year old woman

    7/20/2014 12:17:58 AM, by LADYTIMEDRAMON

    Mom has her own opinions of dieting. She thinks "logging" everything is ridiculous. She's set in her mentality of the way things were done years and years ago. The whole online component, even writing down calories on paper, is ridiculous to her. We've just had... I won't say arguments... but "... Read more

  • Another Menu

    7/19/2014 11:02:53 PM, by COLOR-BLUE

    The picture which sort of resembles pancakes, doesn't look like the picture I saw but they were really good. I made them with 1 banana, and you could use 2 eggs or 6 table spoons of All Whites. BREAKFAST Grapes, 133 grams ⊗ 52 13 0 0 Pineapple, fresh, 188 grams ⊗ 92 23... Read more

  • Down another pound

    7/19/2014 10:36:07 PM, by TIME2BLOOM4ME

    The pounds continue to be released slowly off of my body. Today I was down another pound. Adding in more fresh, raw, in season foods is helping big time. I now have to utilize the waist band ties to keep my sho... Read more