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  • Bad Knees

    10/25/2014 12:27:12 AM, by BMCC488

    Last night when I got up to use the restroom, my left knee hurt really bad. I had been sleeping on my left side. It hurt so bad that I couldn't bend it without a great deal of pain. I slept on my right side after that and when I woke up, I didn't notice any pain or at least not more than my once in ... Read more

  • getting easier

    10/24/2014 11:47:29 PM, by 1COUNSELOR

    6 weeks ago when I started this program I groaned and complained all day about having to do this and trying to remember to do that. well I'm excited about the challenges now. it appeals to my competitive nature. I've had to get rid of several pair of pants due to being so big and baggy they were j... Read more

  • Another Bear (and Maggie) walking day

    10/24/2014 9:59:56 PM, by NUTINLOOKSLIKE

    Today was yet another day for walking with Bear and Maggie around the neighborhood. I know, I know - "Why are you paying for the gym if you aren't using it?" I just can't bring myself to deny Bear (and now Maggie too) the pleasure of a walk when I know they look forward to it so much. It does all... Read more

  • Cold Friday

    10/24/2014 3:09:34 PM, by PICKIE98

    temp 43 degrees. I had to turn the furnace on to get the temp in the house up to 60. Brrr..Just took a very warm shower..feel better ,,I think some white hot chocolate will help too..with 1/2% milk of course. Slow at work today so I left early and ran errands, came back home to try to rela... Read more

  • 7 DAYS NOW

    10/24/2014 2:47:21 PM, by LANNE1956

    OK NOT MUCH BUT IT HAS BEEN 7 DAYS AND I AM STILL HERE LOL . LOST 3.5 FOLLOWING A DIABETIC DIET. SUGAR IS COMING DOWN AND I AM FEELING GREAT. SUNNY SKIES AHEAD ... Read more

  • Do you trust your belly?

    10/24/2014 2:25:07 PM, by KELLYGRN

    I have no idea when I am hungry or full. Never have that I remember. I have learned to eat on a time schedule. Makes for a boring life. No snacking or nibbles allowed. Being in a wheelchair doesn't allow much exercise so to lose weight, low intake is the only way I can see to lose. As lo... Read more

  • No problem at all after oral surgery

    10/24/2014 11:51:33 AM, by MEXGAL1

    I am feeling great. Had no pain. Even got the doggies out for their 4 mile walk. But the weird thing is that I am on a liquid diet and only had about 1000 calories yesterday but put 3 pounds on over night...what the heck??? I am not uncomfortable in my clothes at 113. I guess there must b... Read more

  • QUOTE FOR TODAY 10-24-14

    10/24/2014 11:12:40 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said." By Alan Greenspan... Read more

  • Challenging Weekend

    10/24/2014 10:09:42 AM, by ASHMOOLEE

    I will be going home this weekend. I eat well, drink well, and always enjoy myself. This particular weekend I will be attending our State Fair, it is a haven for fried foods and all things delicious and unhealthy. It only happens once a year. So I think I will enjoy myself without feeling super guil... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/24/2014 9:35:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from my good friend the other day, the one who went overseas a few weeks ago. he is doing well and wants to know if i am doing well. a true friend. my daughter is getting ready for halloween. i know it is not until next week. she has already decided what she wants to be this year and she is ... Read more

  • Days 443-473 on the Journey!!- 69 days to a healthy B.M.I.

    10/23/2014 11:43:18 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, I don't know how many of you are tired of hearing this (because I'm tired of saying it) but I have hit the reset button yet again. Yep I've fallen off the wagon BIG time and have the weight gain to show for i... Read more

  • Mostly Relaxing Day

    10/23/2014 11:14:27 PM, by BMCC488

    Since my brother left to run errands this morning, I used his room to do a WATP workout. Then my mom and I finally succeeded in getting the heater on. I was really cold last night and this time we were able to follow the directions, because after searching over and over, I finally found the part tha... Read more

  • Fighting my selfish self

    10/23/2014 10:21:23 PM, by NUTINLOOKSLIKE

    Since I've started taking Bear on walks regularly, I was looking forward to having some "nice" days. Days when it's not so hot and muggy that you feel like your shirt has become a second skin. Days that aren't so sticky that you feel like you need a shower after walking to go check the mail. So ... Read more

  • Fun Experience with Snaggles

    10/23/2014 9:51:30 PM, by SBECKER526

    My cat, Snaggles, is a truly satisfied cat. We got him 15 months ago from the Animal Rescue League of Berks County. His foster caregiver was the development director. She housed him in her office for 8 months prior to our adopting Snaggles. She loved getting pictures of the cat over time. Re... Read more

  • Starting Again

    10/23/2014 9:44:26 PM, by DTMEDIC

    Well, my counselor suggested I try out SparkPeople so here I am. I am at the highest weight of my entire life today...266 lbs. My mind cannot even conceive how I have let myself get to this point. Until I had my first child at age 20, I could eat anything I wanted and never gained an ounce. A... Read more

  • My Journey's New Place

    10/23/2014 9:43:56 PM, by CLASCOTT

    I stepped on the scale this morning and discovered I have lost 2 pounds. I came back to SparkPeople about 3 weeks ago, and I am pleased with my progress. Am I doing everything right? No. Am I exercising every day? No. Perfection is not within my reach, and it never will be. All I can do is wha... Read more

  • Bach home already from surgery

    10/23/2014 3:19:42 PM, by MEXGAL1

    We drove an hour to the oral surgeon's office. They were waiting for me. I had an IV put in me by the anesthesiologist where he had a bit of a problem with getting it in. He said "your veins look so good but are difficult."....ouch! I told him not to worry just push her in there as I was used to... Read more

  • Thursday

    10/23/2014 3:00:00 PM, by PICKIE98

    I think the fibromyalgia is getting worse: I just wrote my blog as a comment on YESTERDAY'S BLOG!!!!!!!!DUH!!! Go there and read my comment, then congratulate me for earning the D.O.D.A!(Dork Of the Day Award)... Read more

  • my diet sayings

    10/23/2014 11:44:25 AM, by 50PLUSYOUNG

    The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat are really good friends. ~Author Unknown~ We are really good friends. ... Read more

  • I'll do what it takes and will not give up!

    10/23/2014 10:20:58 AM, by BORNTOTEACH2

    This week has been a roller coast of emotion and busy. Normally I'd use it all as an excuse to not do anything for myself, but surprisingly I haven't. I realize that if I don't get the workout done and get healthy the only one I'm cheating is myself! I haven't had time to get on the computer ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/23/2014 10:02:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day for me to catch up on my online course work as well as getting in some much needed exercise. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i will go about my day as usual and if anything comes up,job wise, that i am interested in, then i will go for it. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Being Prepared

    10/23/2014 9:53:23 AM, by TIGERGRRRL

    Things I keep with me now in my cross body bag: beef jerky or steak stick, Think Thin high protein bar, almonds, a babybel round, box of raisins, and a bottle of water. That way I'm never in a jam.... Read more

  • QUOTE FOR TODAY 10-23-14

    10/23/2014 4:13:18 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose." By George Meredith... Read more

  • Playing hooky

    10/22/2014 10:55:21 PM, by NUTINLOOKSLIKE

    I know I said yesterday I was going to go to the gym today, but I have to admit, I played hooky. It was nice and cool this morning, so I decided if it was nice tonight, I would walk with Bear instead. I loved going to the gym, don't get me wrong. But after 30+ years of Florida weather, I knew thi... Read more

  • Full Speed Ahead

    10/22/2014 10:43:24 PM, by BMCC488

    This morning I weighed in and I have lost a pound (even). The rest of the day has been good for the most part. I got a TON of homework done, actually nearly all that was left besides my psychology midterm. Since we had the midterm, we didn't have any other homework in that class so ... Read more

  • Home in Ajijic

    10/22/2014 10:01:44 PM, by MEXGAL1

    We got home late Monday night and have been very busy getting ready for me to have the surgery tomorrow to get all four wisdom teeth out...ouch! Due to my Sjogren's they are putting me asleep to take them out so it will be less stressful. My DH is driving me and will take care of me. I have plent... Read more

  • Wednesday

    10/22/2014 1:54:58 PM, by PICKIE98

    Another good day at work. After work DD and I stopped at Kroger to pick up my Rx, then on to gas station for fill-up. It is nice to have no decisions, bills or errands left today. That can change hourly, so I love it when I can just relax. I have eaten very healthy today. I had cheerios pro... Read more

  • a nice day

    10/22/2014 1:51:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    i found out today that i did not get that job. that it was given to someone else. although that happened, i am okay with it. i was told of another opportunity that is for a few days next week. i feel i did really well in the interview. i am getting plenty of interview experience. i even used the int... Read more

  • Too Much but not enough

    10/22/2014 1:28:44 PM, by TIREDOFBNFAT2

    I guess today was it. My husband finally let me have it about me. His beef was that I take care of everybody else and let myself just go. I stopped getting my hair fixed, buying new clothes and just doing things for me. Mind you, I have three children; one in college (I pay all her bills), one ,... Read more

  • 2 Pound Loss

    10/22/2014 11:48:31 AM, by TIGERGRRRL

    That's what I needed to see this morning!... Read more

  • 215.4

    10/22/2014 9:54:42 AM, by SLDAVIS53

    My goal is to reach 214 by the 30th and it looks like I might make it! I'm sure my weight loss is not enough to be significant to the doctor but it is very significant to me. I haven't been this "thin" for many years. I am still taking the Nutrim and hoping that my blood test today will sho... Read more

  • QUOTE FOR TODAY. 10-22-14

    10/22/2014 4:22:16 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "Always carry a flagon of whisky in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake." By W.C. Fields... Read more

  • Low Key

    10/21/2014 10:43:44 PM, by BMCC488

    Bright and early this morning I did 3 miles of Walk Away the Pounds. It was slow starting but it felt good to workout with my videos and get some emotions out. Later when I truly got up for the day, I made some coffee. It felt good to just sit and get on SP while drinking yummy tasting coffee. ... Read more

  • Trying to strike a balance

    10/21/2014 10:29:59 PM, by NUTINLOOKSLIKE

    I made it to the gym yesterday, and I had a great time! However, before I joined the gym, I'd started walking Bear every day after work. We both get some fresh air and some exercise, which helps both of us, so it's a WIN-WIN! Well, yesterday I decided that I'd spent the money for the gym, so I s... Read more

  • New Things!

    10/21/2014 9:50:40 PM, by ASHMOOLEE

    I have started to notice my body feeling a lot less heavy. When you take out all the fried food, heavy food, meals laden with carbs, and empty calories you really feel less tired and a lot happier. I know it has only been a few days, but I can already feel a difference. Today, I introduced my h... Read more

  • On the go again

    10/21/2014 5:14:15 PM, by TRELLAPASCUAL

    This year has gone by so quick. And my goal for the year is out is to be at 240 or less. I prefer (less). At the moment my weight is 249, so I'm glad at that. If i get to the goal before then I will set another weight goal. the exercise is working great, I have been doing 15 minutes per day, and sta... Read more

  • Tuesday

    10/21/2014 2:29:47 PM, by PICKIE98

    I just called mom's facility and informed them of my decision. I am also glad that I DID call MIchelle. I know I will sleep better tonight but will wait until this weekend to see mom. had a fairly good day at work; I spoke to my boss and explained that mom is advancing in her disease. I em... Read more

  • Day 37

    10/21/2014 11:14:47 AM, by FLEURTYMOM

    I'm on Day 37 of Medifast. This is my first blog entry so I am going to wing it as best as I can. I am very happy that I am losing weight considering I haven't exercised at all but there are still some rough days. I have been fortunate in the fact that I haven't cheated at all since beginnin... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/21/2014 10:17:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am ready for the job interview this afternoon. now i am taking some time to just relax. all of the birds say hi. my daughter sends hugs to all! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • 5 UPDATE ON MY SON ERNIE. HE CAME HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL FRIDAY10-17-14. HE IS DOING REASONABLY WELL

    10/21/2014 9:03:29 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    He left the hospital at 2 PM and got home in middle of the afternoon Friday 10-17-14. He came home with the 1/4 tube going from his side into the soto cyst (with drainage bag) where the Nasty Abscess is. Still has the PIC-LINE in with the Infusion Pump for the ANTI-BIOTICS which he goes to Medi... Read more

  • Daily Life and growing old!

    10/21/2014 7:49:52 AM, by GOANNA2

    I was minding my own business and I heard a lot of noise outside my living room window. it was the kids next door kicking a football into my little porch. I told them to please go to the back and use their back yard. The kids said sorry and left. Then a few minutes later I hear more n... Read more

  • How many false starts?

    10/21/2014 5:16:23 AM, by LOVAGE

    I'm back, fatter and more miserable. I've been a member for years, part of my prevarication about losing weight and my emotional eating. Still struggling with my own and family's mental health issues. Lost my job! Now well over 50, well over 250lbs, and well over the hill. So, let's have another ... Read more

  • QUOTE FOR TODAY 10-21-14

    10/21/2014 5:12:12 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "Right is right even when everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong even when everyone is for it." By William Penn... Read more

  • I feel better when I excercise. Did I really say that?

    10/20/2014 11:17:25 PM, by BORNTOTEACH2

    I'm noticing I feel better when I'm exercising. I wanted that feeling so much that I worked out again a second time yesterday. I surprised myself. I probably can't do that again right now though because I woke up really sore and was hurting today. I was only going to do half a workout because of... Read more

  • Another Rough Day (Long)

    10/20/2014 11:16:04 PM, by BMCC488

    This morning I didn't get up early to do WATP. I'm a bit disappointed in that, but I'm not going to beat myself up for it. I've been getting more sleep this past week than I normally do, and mainly at night instead of broken up like I sometimes do. That can be more important, I guess. My test w... Read more

  • fitness challenge

    10/20/2014 10:17:52 PM, by 1COUNSELOR

    I went to the gym and asked the coaches for help picking out 4 machines that would help with the upper body strength. I did 4 sets of 15 reps. worked up a little sweat. topped it off with 30 minutes on the tred mill. tomorrow 4 machines for lower body strength training... Read more

  • First visit to Planet Fitness

    10/20/2014 8:24:39 PM, by NUTINLOOKSLIKE

    I'd been thinking about joining a gym, and, like bobcatgirl76, I found Planet Fitness to be a great deal. I had walked by the gym several times, since it's in the same plaza as one of my preferred grocery stores. I loved that there are multiples of almost every, if not every, piece of equipment, s... Read more

  • 1st day back....

    10/20/2014 6:44:01 PM, by MRSBENNETT2

    ...at the gym. I am a stinky mess. :) I didn't lose any cardio endurance, but I did lose strength. Going to take some time to get back where I was. My main issue will be convincing myself I have plenty of time (which I do!) to get to the gym each and every day, as well as taking car... Read more

  • No more eating out!

    10/20/2014 5:13:47 PM, by CZESTES

    In order to properly log our food and lose weight, we stopped eating out. The whole house decided to do this back in April. For the most part, we have stuck to it. There have been a few times that we were unable to stick to that plan and thought every now and then wouldn't hurt. Boy have we been... Read more

  • Monday

    10/20/2014 1:53:29 PM, by PICKIE98

    tried calling Michelle, my sister, but she is not home yet again. I left a message to call me back..It is ultimately my decision for mom, but even though sister is just waiting around for mom to die so she can collect any $$ that is left, I will ask her so there will be no later repercussions. ... Read more

  • Stress blog

    10/20/2014 11:04:02 AM, by DRAYGONA

    t has stressed me for the week. Right now the biggest stresses are customers at work being overly rude, financial, and my husbands health issues, daughter getting married in 7 months and the holidays coming up... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    10/20/2014 10:20:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found out this morning that i have a job interview tomorrow afternoon. woo hoo! i am soo excited about it! it is for a 3 month opportunity, with the possibility of it going 6 months. i am due to hear this week from the place that runs the women's program if i passed both academic assessments or no... Read more

  • I'm feeling better!

    10/20/2014 9:28:10 AM, by MISSA526

    I'm feeling better overall. Fibro is still giving me issues but I'm dealing with it better each day. had sime major shoulder issues so I bought a sling at the drug store, I've been wearing it off and on all weekend and now my shoulder feels much better. If it acts up like that again I will go see my... Read more

  • change

    10/20/2014 7:13:19 AM, by CLASSYBIGGIRL83

    This is my first time changing anything. It is very emotional.... Read more

  • QUOTE FOR TODAY 10-20-14

    10/20/2014 5:09:05 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching." By Mohandas Gandhi... Read more

  • Moral of the story

    10/20/2014 1:34:29 AM, by GOANNA2

    SOUNDS ABOUT RIGHT A teacher gave her class of 11 year olds an assignment: To get their parent to tell them a story with a moral at the end of it. The next day the kids came back and one by one began to tell their stories. Ashley said, 'My father's a farmer and we have ... Read more

  • Vacation tomorrow. Rocky start!

    10/19/2014 11:56:33 PM, by ALIHIKES

    We leave for Turkey tomorrow at 5 a.m. Unfortunately the last leg of our flights, the flight from Frankfurt to Istanbul, has been cancelled due to the Lufthansa pilots strike. The travel agency is working hard to rebook us; I am so glad that Gate 1 Travel called us back from their emergency message ... Read more

  • Football weekend

    10/19/2014 11:53:28 PM, by KAYFREY

    I watched two football games yesterday and two today. Some of my favorite teams played.... Read more

  • I'm still working on moderation, but every day I'm getting closer

    10/19/2014 11:48:25 PM, by NUTINLOOKSLIKE

    I've had a great weekend! Busy, but still awesome. I helped one of my closest girlfriends at the farmer's market yesterday. I think I made good choices, but I wasn't able to track, since I didn't have my computer with me. I got a LOT of exercise minutes in, and found some great deals to bring my... Read more

  • Super Shred (Week 1 Day 2)

    10/19/2014 11:41:35 PM, by ANNETTEMARIE63

    Day two went through successfully without any difficulties which actually surprised me with the turmoil that happened in my life. I was actually surprised that I did not eat out of emotion. My daughter got engaged last night which I knew was coming because Thomas asked my husband and I for our ble... Read more

  • Week Eight Semester Goals

    10/19/2014 9:05:32 PM, by BMCC488

    Walk 18 miles= walked 32.3 miles this week Exercise a minimum of 450 min/wk= 585 minutes Continue to eat within range 5 days a week= only 3 days Lose 35 pounds total which is 1.95/wk avg= 1.8 lost, 14 total So I met nearly all except the days within range. I had three in range, and two ju... Read more

  • Me

    10/19/2014 5:18:02 PM, by FRAN0426

    For goodness sake I am falling apart, not mentally but physically lately. I have been getting pain when walking , especially uphill and quicker than my slow pace. Last evening , DH and I decided to walk up a couple of blocks to this nice Asian place for dinner and back home again. Wow! I had to ... Read more

  • Overwhelmed and determined to be in control.

    10/19/2014 4:42:44 PM, by MRSBENNETT2

    Back home again after three weeks in Kansas with my father and family there. Was a nice trip, we didn't get a heck of a lot done that we set out to do, but we had time together and that was most important. My dad is quite rare in that he'll openly admit emotional issues rather than keeping everyth... Read more

  • Best day yet!

    10/19/2014 12:41:27 PM, by BORNTOTEACH2

    Not thinking about it is helping my workout. I get up, get dressed, put on the heart monitor and start. I don't think about it or if I feel like doing it and it's working! I felt great this morning after being really tired after the workout yesterday. I'm also so happy that my speed is increasin... Read more

  • hurray!

    10/19/2014 12:01:13 PM, by MOMMY445

    i received a thank you card from my good friend who is overseas, for the birthday card i sent to him by email. that made my day! my daughter is at a sleepover and will be back home later this afternoon. we had a wonderful day together. all the birds say hello. one of my other friends is getting the ... Read more

  • Sunday

    10/19/2014 7:09:29 AM, by PICKIE98

    Did not get to talk to sister yesterday. I took a whole Tramadol Friday night and after doing stuff early on, I fell asleep in my chair for almost four hours. IT was dark all day, no sunlight, sister then was not home. Today I will call her. I just turned the furnace on. I got up, tested my bl... Read more

  • QUOTE FOR TODAY 10-19-14

    10/19/2014 5:12:04 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." By Mark Twain ... Read more

  • Update

    10/18/2014 10:47:39 PM, by GLORIAMAJDI

    Hello hello hello! Miss everyone here very much! I have not been checking in nearly as much, trying to just keep in with life. I miss it for sure but still I am having some issues with balance so I am still not back the way that I want to be. But I did want to do a quick check in and say hello, ... Read more

  • Quiet Restful Saturday

    10/18/2014 9:22:33 PM, by BMCC488

    This morning my mom was out and my brother took her, so I guess he went to hang out with his friend. I was able to do 3 miles WATP in the living room without being interrupted. It was nice not to workout in my brother's room lol. After eating lunch, I watched some TV and enjoyed the peace and q... Read more

  • Next Goal

    10/18/2014 8:37:25 PM, by PROJECTCHRISSIE

    My son's wedding went smoothly, such a beautiful setting, I loved the ocean environment. Jeremy and Brooke were married outside with the ocean as the backdrop. Brooke looked lovely in a white dress with a train, and Jeremy was wearing chino pants, suspenders, white shirt and bowtie. Brooke poor th... Read more

  • Stalking Spart People Star

    10/18/2014 7:57:56 PM, by SJKENT1

    So there I was in Walmart... Spotted a face that I knew from Spark People!! On2Victory!!! Yep... Robert in person and his lovely wife. Got to have a nice chat and laugh about the lone banana story. Oh no... I should have gotten a picture!! That was sure fun. Of course I ... Read more

  • 5 reasons to work out

    10/18/2014 7:32:17 PM, by SILVERSTAR98121

    1. So housework won't be so hard. 2. To get stronger. 3. To live independently longer. 4. To feel better. 5. To get into size 20 jeans.... Read more

  • Tired, but happy

    10/18/2014 6:45:04 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am so glad that the home repairs are almost done. The house looks great. I still have much to put away, but it is a great time to purge many books, cooking gear, and more. I spent some time reading about the holidays and arthritis. I cannot put up a Christmas tree this year. I will give m... Read more

  • Today I didn't even have to think about it...I just did it

    10/18/2014 2:30:13 PM, by BORNTOTEACH2

    Today I just got up and did my workout! I didn't think about if I felt like it ...I just got ready and did it. I'm noticing that it's taking more work to get my heart rate up on my monitor to where it easily went the first week. Is this a good thing? I'm thinking I need to push a bit harder... Read more

  • Still here and feeling happy

    10/18/2014 2:23:20 PM, by BORNTOTEACH2

    I missed my blog post yesterday because I was worn out. I went to the chiropractor and got an adjustment and massage then went home and did a late workout. I'm proud I did it because normally being tired would be the perfect excuse to skip it. My blood sugar was a little high and that made ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/18/2014 2:00:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    hanging out at the library with my daughter for a while. this morning, we went to see a movie at a community day event at the local cinema. all of the birds say hi. everything is going well for me. have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • distressing phone call

    10/18/2014 9:16:57 AM, by 1COUNSELOR

    I was informed last nite by phone that my ex is back in Colorado and staying with mutual acquaintances in a town 2 hours away. this always puts me on edge because our parting was not pleasant. Lord control my tongue.... Read more

  • Saturday

    10/18/2014 5:32:57 AM, by PICKIE98

    As to yesterdays' blog, I prayed and thought long and hard about mom's situation and mine. She does not want her life disrupted, she refuses half the things they try to do for her to relieve pain form old age things. She said she is ready to die, does not want to be hooked up to machines and spen... Read more

  • QUOTE FOR TODAY 10-18-14

    10/18/2014 5:05:48 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk." By Bertolt Brecht... Read more

  • Super Shred (week 1 day 1) ***Updated***

    10/18/2014 1:29:47 AM, by ANNETTEMARIE63

    Today is a new day and a new beginning. I bought the book at target and decided to give this a try. so when I wake up I will eat my first meal at 8 am. I have sat down and mapped out my entire day of eating. this does seem like it is a lot of food but we will see how it goes. This is similar to ... Read more

  • Kitchen - done

    10/17/2014 11:02:18 PM, by SBECKER526

    My kitchen has a modern look to it. My restorer-painter is absolutely awesome in his work. He notes things and replaces them so no damage is done to my new floor. He was sensitive to Snaggles and his stress level. I am so impressed with his work and commitment.... Read more

  • 216.6

    10/17/2014 10:22:49 PM, by SLDAVIS53

    I weighed in at 216 today. First time I've been this "skinny" in a very long time. It took me over 2 weeks to lose this pound but it feels good. I am still eating really well and keeping the sweets to a minimum. I'm hoping that I can get the tryglycerides down to a normal level, if I can keep th... Read more

  • Quiet Day

    10/17/2014 8:51:47 PM, by BMCC488

    My brother left with the boys this morning to run errands around eight, so I used his room and did 3 miles WATP. Then I went online and put the Fault in Our Stars on hold to rent and called to reschedule the dog's vet appointment. By this point, my cat was acting really clingy and wouldn't tak... Read more

  • The Real Day One

    10/17/2014 8:51:41 PM, by ASHMOOLEE

    Today was the beginning of hopefully a very healthy step in my life. Usually I cook tasty things for dinner, rather than healthy. As a big foodie, it is a bit of a challenge for me to see healthy food as delicious food. Tonight I followed a recipe I found on Spark People Recipes. It was the crispy r... Read more

  • A walk at the lake

    10/17/2014 7:29:20 PM, by AEBROWNSON

    Today was a gorgeous fall day! Lulu the dog and I went for a long walk out at the lake...walking on the earthen dam, checking out what the fishermen were catching (mostly channel cats). Lulu ran and ran and got into the water a bi... Read more

  • Going well today

    10/17/2014 3:39:15 PM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    That about says it all. I'm eating well. Feeling pretty bad physically (pain and fatigue), but looking on the bright side. I'm seeing my trainer 3 X per week now. I felt like maybe that would keep me more accountable food-wise. And it's true. She always asks me how it is going. The workouts ar... Read more

  • Friday

    10/17/2014 3:33:05 PM, by PICKIE98

    I had a nice day at work today, very short! 7-12:30p. I had a nerve attack, but immediately went to the rest room and applied some Minagin to the whole area of my groin. By the time I stepped out of the rest room stall, the pain was gone again, just like yesterday!! I am hoping it was not just... Read more

  • Sun is gone in Seattle

    10/17/2014 3:00:33 PM, by MEXGAL1

    Crazy how I can sleep in Seattle. The darkness makes me want to hibernate. In Mexico just about everyday the sunshine wakes me. But here it's dark and I just want to hibernate. Last night was a nice evening at Marie's parents house. Her Mom was having some fundraiser and had the ladies fr... Read more

  • Back at it...

    10/17/2014 10:56:37 AM, by CZESTES

    The crazy schedule just keeps getting worse. It's not necessarily a bad thing, but 5 minutes to breathe would be nice. I know these next few months are always a bit hairy, but I am trying to find time for exercise and watching our diets. Yesterday I resorted to a TV dinner. I was shocked to f... Read more

  • back in ernest now

    10/17/2014 9:53:04 AM, by LANNE1956

    osince i abandoned this i have done nothing but go downhill. i found out i needed to go on dialysis, and have been on pd for abt 7 months now. i just fouind out that i am not eligible for a transplant due to "body mass" so i have to be serious now, i want to eventually get a kidney , so i have to... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/17/2014 9:44:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter will know by the end of the day today whether or not she made it on the school volleyball team. i am making progress towards my goals, one day at a time. i will get to my goal weight. i am feeling much better today. all of the birds say hi. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Happy Friday!

    10/17/2014 7:36:29 AM, by SWALLIS7

    This has been another long week, so glad today is Friday. Get to spend some time this weekend with my grand kids! They always keep me busy but it a fun way. Some of my favorite weekend moments are watching the kids play and learn. At 5 and 8 they are so cute and adorable. They have become my in... Read more

  • QUOTE FOR TODAY 10-17-14

    10/17/2014 5:47:43 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up" By Hunter S Thompson... Read more

  • 4 UPDATE ON MY SON ERNIE THIRD TIME IN HOSPITAL SINCE 8-21-14 TODAY'S DATE 10-16-14

    10/17/2014 3:31:12 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    The first hospitalization was on 8-21-14 for Pancreatitis for 12 days. I did not find out about it until 2 days after he was home. He sent an email to his Dad and I. We are divorced for many years. The second hospitalization on 9-26-14 was for the Emergency Pancreas-Gall Bladder Surgery that night.... Read more

  • Just Another Day in the Life

    10/16/2014 10:22:41 PM, by BMCC488

    Well, today started with the oldest being sick all day. His stomach hurt and he threw up many times. It would have been better if my mom and brother weren't trying to get him to eat all day. I reminded my brother that it was more important to make sure he got enough fluids, to keep hydrated. Then wh... Read more

  • Today I just did it!

    10/16/2014 10:15:55 PM, by BORNTOTEACH2

    Today I did not feel like working out at all, but I pushed that out of my head and just got ready and started working out. 11th workout complete!! I started off slow because my body is tired and still not adjusted, but I kept pushing through and the last 10 minutes of my workout I went hard and was... Read more

  • This is from Wednesday....I passed out

    10/16/2014 10:12:02 PM, by BORNTOTEACH2

    I worked out late and was so tired I passed out and didn't even log on yesterday. That was Day 10 of my workouts and even though I had some rough minutes I completed my workout.. I'm noticing I'm hungrier, but not in the bored want to eat or stressed want to eat way, but truly hungry. It's a diff... Read more

  • Workout Buddy System #2

    10/16/2014 9:45:22 PM, by NUTINLOOKSLIKE

    I've mentioned before that my dog, Bear, is my workout buddy. He loves going on walks, no matter the weather! Well, I think I created a monster LOL Well, actually I have TWO! I woke up with a funky headache today and a stiff back (not really unusual, but SO irritating). All day, all I wante... Read more

  • Busy Thursday

    10/16/2014 7:29:54 PM, by PICKIE98

    After all of that rigamorole yesterday at the clinic, HEidi, form same clinic, called me to ask the same questions they asked yesterday repeatedly. If mom is on hospice, she cannot get Procrit injections, if she is on hospice, no dialysis..even thought the doc said ti would help her remaining days ... Read more

  • ready

    10/16/2014 5:43:05 PM, by CLASSYBIGGIRL83

    I feel ready for anything that comes my way.... Read more