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  • Clean Sink

    1/16/2017 11:35:39 PM, by KATRINAKAT23

    Just a quick blog before bed. There is a tip from Flybaby about cleaning your sink every day. So for the first time in ages I made sure my sink was cleaned tonight before bed. Now this doesn't sound quite right. I WAS doing my dishes on the week-end then starting Mon would just put dirty dishes... Read more

  • It's good to be busy

    1/16/2017 10:26:09 PM, by MARTYSGIRL42

    Boredom is my enemy. Yesterday I was home, missing my hubby, sitting in front of the TV and I over ate. I was Lonely AND Bored, bad combo for me. I didn't get busy...it over took me and next thing I knew, I was eating "less than optimally" late last night. I was leaning toward sugar... 40 T... Read more

  • Exercise is important to my sanity❤

    1/16/2017 9:15:50 PM, by SWEETPEA2017

    Two weeks down. Weighing in the morning. I'm not good at knowing my carbs or drinking my water allowance yet. I love exercise class. This weekend I was in a 5 K and did Zumba for 60 minutes. Resting today to get energy back!! The bottom line to exercise for me is that it keeps my sanity. It is... Read more

  • Exercise is important to my sanity❤

    1/16/2017 9:15:21 PM, by SWEETPEA2017

    Two weeks down. Weighing in the morning. I'm not good at knowing my carbs or drinking my water allowance yet. I love exercise class. This weekend I was in a 5 K and did Zumba for 60 minutes. Resting today to get energy back!! The bottom line to exercise for me is that it keeps my sanity. It is... Read more

  • Exercise is important to my sanity❤

    1/16/2017 9:13:59 PM, by SWEETPEA2017

    Two weeks down. Weighing in the morning. I'm not good at knowing my carbs or drinking my water allowance yet. I love exercise class. This weekend I was in a 5 K and did Zumba for 60 minutes. Resting today to get energy back!! The bottom line to exercise for me is that it keeps my sanity. It is... Read more

  • Keep It Simple SIlly!

    1/16/2017 9:02:16 PM, by ANGLOWARRIOR

    Tomorrow marks the start of my 500 day journey. In that 500 day journey, I want to examine how I got to where I am at now. I want to get healthy, not only physically, but mentally, financially, spiritually, and emotionally. Every year I find myself at this place, where I want to get heal... Read more

  • Feeling Awesome

    1/16/2017 7:38:07 PM, by SHARONSHAY

    Didn't go to the gym. So I pulled out and dusted off my treadmill plugged in my music Basketball on the tv and I worked out like crazy. I feel GOOD ... Read more

  • Still more moldy carpet removal..

    1/16/2017 4:35:31 PM, by PICKIE98

    DD and I went back to the house after I met with the realtor to sign the contracts. After tearing up, rolling and duct-taping and hauling one room of it upstairs and to the garage, we discovered more mold on the carpet in the kitchen and behind the bar. We tore up all of it, did the same thing... Read more

  • Day 17 of reboot

    1/16/2017 4:00:20 PM, by MLIEN913

    Today I'm losing weight for the wrong reason. Something I ate yesterday upset my stomach. I've been up most of the night sick. Today I've managed to drink a plant based protein shake made with water not dairy. I've also been able to drink fluids. Hoping this is the back end of the cold I've been fi... Read more

  • Goals: To Rock Victoria Secrets!

    1/16/2017 12:49:13 PM, by WOMANOFLOVE

    Just not today (smile). Happy Monday afternoon!... Read more

  • Week 3: Lessons from a 3 year old

    1/16/2017 12:17:17 PM, by MAGLITE7

    Friday morning, my 3 year old son woke up and decided he was potty trained. After months of coercion, timers, treats, and various other incentives, we had stopped really trying to make him go, but figured we'd try again next summer when it was warmer and we could just put him in undies and keep him ... Read more

  • Today!

    1/16/2017 8:29:35 AM, by LCDDUB

    Good Morning Sparkers! Feeling a bit 'quiet' this morning so I won't write much. Just hoping you have a great day, get your workouts in and enjoy this gift... Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    1/16/2017 8:08:38 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    24 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Avoid this bank!

    1/16/2017 7:39:02 AM, by GOANNA2

    Subject: FW: ANZ Bank -this is brilliant Note to self: 'Cancel credit cards prior to death! Be sure and cancel your credit cards before you die! This is so priceless and so easy to see happening - customer service, being what it is today! A lady died this past January, and ANZ b... Read more

  • Duplicates

    1/16/2017 6:11:54 AM, by JULESB121

    Sorry for the repeat. Said error occurred try again so I did and it repeated same message and when I looked I saw the duplicated several times No edit available..eeks..... Read more

  • Happy Monday.

    1/16/2017 6:06:32 AM, by JULESB121

    Good weekend here. Stayed on track with food. Enjoy your day!... Read more

  • Wonderful Day

    1/16/2017 5:48:40 AM, by JULMATT

    Nothing stressed me yesterday, so I do not have answers for the typical recap questions. I am pleased to have spent seven hours working on my revisions at Starbucks. Sipped on some Ice Coffee and let my fingers fly across the keyboard. It was an amazing time. Then I came home cooked an awesome Ch... Read more

  • Wonderful Day

    1/16/2017 5:48:25 AM, by JULMATT

    Nothing stressed me yesterday, so I do not have answers for the typical recap questions. I am pleased to have spent seven hours working on my revisions at Starbucks. Sipped on some Ice Coffee and let my fingers fly across the keyboard. It was an amazing time. Then I came home cooked an awesome Ch... Read more

  • Wow! 70 gone.

    1/16/2017 4:23:18 AM, by DECREPIT

    Just realized that I'm down 70 pounds. I'm surprised since I've had 4 major surgeries last year and am still recovering from those. Tomorrow is my last day of PT for my shoulder but it still hurts like he**. Left knee is still really sore from the revision I had done in May. They keep telling me I n... Read more

  • Dating is difficult

    1/15/2017 11:11:14 PM, by WHOLENEWME2017

    I've been divorced now for over 2 years. I've tried various dating sites and dated a few men but mostly I meet some nice guys who seem to like me and then we meet and I never hear from them again. Dating sites are rough. I sometimes wonder if it would be different if I were thin but then, my daug... Read more

  • Tracking is my friend

    1/15/2017 10:58:47 PM, by UMUCGRAD

    When I had my colonoscopy I learned that I wasn't eating enough fiber. Who knew? I really thought I was. That's why tracking is so important for me. Just ran my daily report and I was 2 points shy of my fiber goal for the day. So, a small apple put me over, and took care of my late-night craving. I ... Read more

  • Words to sleep on.

    1/15/2017 10:21:21 PM, by WOMANOFLOVE

    Goodnight Friends... Read more

  • End of day 3

    1/15/2017 9:21:24 PM, by GYPSYJANETLEE

    Can't say today or the first two days have been that great but considering how i had been eating, this is a decent start. I have miles to go but I will do what i need to do to get where i need to be, one step at a time, one change at a time. I've started this journey before and failed miserably, ... Read more

  • Pictures

    1/15/2017 9:01:43 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    That's me laying on the ground. ... Read more

  • Enjoyed today

    1/15/2017 8:57:30 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    Today was wonderful. I went to church and got to see my church family and here a great message. Life is truly good. When I got home I make some homemade chicken noodle soup. I laugh when I write that because it is chucked full of vegetables. Oh so good. After that, I finally got out of the hou... Read more

  • Day 16 if reboot.

    1/15/2017 8:44:58 PM, by MLIEN913

    Weigh in today. I'm down to 235.8 pounds. Woo hoo! I went to breakfast lunch for mother-in-law and sister-in-law today. The food was fantastic as always. I'm not feeling very well so I ate lightly. They had homemade mac & cheese, green beans, baked beans, homemade corn bread, and slow cooked and s... Read more

  • Excalibur! and a beautiful ski

    1/15/2017 7:49:48 PM, by ALIHIKES

    Do you remember the story of King Arthur, and the sword in the stone? Well I had a perfect image of the sword Excalibur in my back yard! I went skiing again with H & Barbara, we skied a longer loop. It was BEAUTIFUL! Tumalo Creek was partially frozen. H by the river. A tre... Read more

  • Being Mostly Sedentary---Not Fun

    1/15/2017 7:23:55 PM, by FRAN0426

    By now some of you know that I have been side lined from the playing field of moving around to much. Last week My knee gave out after having a walk, and that was major pain; and continues to be. This happened Tuesday afternoon. Finally, in the evening my husband said he was calling for an ambulanc... Read more

  • Just me and the kitty cats for a few days.

    1/15/2017 6:32:00 PM, by MARTYSGIRL42

    The Boss is on a trip 36 ...Dear hubby is off to sunnier climes to play golf and listen to lectures and meetings...so I don't have to cook for anyone but myself for a few days.. huummm. I have black beans burgers, and all kinds of easy goodies to quick fix. Maybe I can get something don... Read more

  • Goals

    1/15/2017 3:50:47 PM, by KATRINAKAT23

    My goal for the next 2 weeks is to add more veggies into my diet. I will continue to add veggies after the 2 weeks but every 2 weeks I am going to add a new goal. I am doing it in 2 week increments so that it gives me time to get used to each new goal. My first goal was going to be to get up ear... Read more

  • Still moldy..

    1/15/2017 2:42:01 PM, by PICKIE98

    We returned to Dad's house this morning. A LOT of the mold was gone, but we finished off the gallon of bleach and DD stood on a scrub brush for the floor to get the black stuff off. I used straight bleach on the walls,(cement block) and floors. About 99,9/10% of the mold is gone, but I rolled up s... Read more

  • Fitbit

    1/15/2017 1:19:54 PM, by JODI-LEAH68

    I find myself wanting to reach my goal so my fitbit will vibrate on my wrist. Lol, what ever motivates me I'll take.... Read more

  • TRANSFORMATION 2017

    1/15/2017 1:07:40 PM, by MSANN59

    hey guys the lifestyle change is real if you got to lose 10 pounds or 200 the journey is so real i started on mine at 345 pounds size 52 pants hard work consistency and motivation for my personal journey attitude clothes now i am just shocked when i look in the mirror and i so smaller version of me ... Read more

  • Getting my steps in

    1/15/2017 11:28:51 AM, by SHARONSHAY

    Weekends are hard to get my steps in. So I found another approach use my treadmill duh. ??. Getting over a cold so I'll take it slow but going to make an effort. Maybe Celine will try it to. ... Read more

  • This is INSANE!

    1/15/2017 11:15:16 AM, by HOLLI64

    After much research, I've decided to try intermittent fasting to lose weight. I'll lose more slowly, but I'll still lose. I am so frustrated with trying to get any info at all on Intermittent Fasting without having LCHF and Keto pushed on me. I just had someone on another site tell me that 100... Read more

  • Today!

    1/15/2017 10:12:54 AM, by LCDDUB

    Here's to all you Sparkers! Enjoy your blessings of today, get some exercise, eat with thought of what you're eating, enjoy your family and friends and be grateful for what you have and can do... Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    1/15/2017 8:12:24 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Doing it...

    1/15/2017 7:49:53 AM, by JULESB121

    Good morning all. so I don't normally eat breakfast on the weekends it's really hard for me to do. I go all day pretty much till 3 or 4o'clock in the afternoon before I finally eat. But today I already had breakfast and its 7:40 in the morning trying to make a conscious decision to get my calories ... Read more

  • It's never Lupus

    1/15/2017 1:41:16 AM, by SHYETHYME

    I was nervous about this past Friday, not as it was the thirteenth, but because the doctor seeing me for the cervical cancer wanted to see me before my May appointment. As I feared the last PAP showed abnormal cells and when he checked again he said there was a small spot of them that were visible t... Read more

  • MOVING FORWARD INTO 2017

    1/15/2017 12:09:03 AM, by JOANN25

    I had a great day today. I didn't reach my 10,000 steps today (yesterday I did) but my time was limited today. I walked down the road for about a mile with my granddaughter and great granddaughter while they walked their dog. I usually don't have company on my walk so this was really good for me.... Read more

  • cross country skiing

    1/14/2017 9:41:03 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    It was another practice day for us with the special olympic athletes. It is so frustrating, we don't have hardly any snow. Lucky for us in the shade of the trees that run the length of the property where we practice, there was some snow. It was pretty icy but at least we could practice. I did get to... Read more

  • 2017 Pledge forward

    1/14/2017 9:13:51 PM, by CLARE1952

    The 2016 Never Quit Pledge Wednesday, January 06, 2016 Never Quit Pledge Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and t... Read more

  • Tomato Lentil Soup

    1/14/2017 8:42:06 PM, by MARYCANDOIT5

    Today I tried a new recipe. I've made Lentil soup before but this was a Rachel Ray healthy soup. It had fennel and leeks along with onion, garlic and tomatoes! It turned out very tasty. Now for the confession. Rachel says she eats this soup the day before she plans a splurge on her eating and eats i... Read more

  • Day 15 of reboot

    1/14/2017 7:15:52 PM, by MLIEN913

    Not a good day. I did a quick walk with the dog but I'm having chills so I didn't go as long as I'd have liked. I've spent most of the day curled up in bed watching TV. Times like this make it nice to have a hubby to help get you soup and 3 cats to keep you warm.... Read more

  • My Progress this week

    1/14/2017 4:40:03 PM, by MWINS33

    After gaining 2 lbs last week, I decided to start really trying hard this week. I have tracked everything that I eat, my water, and my activity. I have not got as much activity in this week as I would like to have, but I will try harder next week.... Read more

  • It never, ever, ever ends.

    1/14/2017 2:50:51 PM, by PICKIE98

    The new thing for the estate is that we found a lot of black mold in the basement after all of the hoarded things were removed. The realtor told me that if we do not clean it out, the hasmet team will have to be called in after the house inspector comes in. It would cost upwards of $10,000 to clean ... Read more

  • Tying my shoes & Winter Hike

    1/14/2017 2:14:49 PM, by VERMONTLISA

    I don't want to spend a long time on my past, just to say that I used to be a marathon runner. I ran the Boston Marathon 3 years ago. If I could train for and run a marathon, wouldn't you think losing weight would be easy? That thought circulates in my brain too much and I feel like a failure when ... Read more

  • Restarting things over!

    1/14/2017 1:37:26 PM, by BMGH85

    Well I am restarting things over. This last week been really stressful and stuff! From getting sick to my whole house looks like a confetti party from shredding paperwork. So today I getting my house back in order and my 3rd bedroom back in order! I just got a little more to shreds that I got to go ... Read more

  • I could see it coming....Date Night!

    1/14/2017 11:39:49 AM, by MARTYSGIRL42

    The Big Man needed to "go out to dinner". It's his THING...I can tell when he just has to go and is done with home meals. Not that he not enjoying my cooking, but he'd rather do that than go to a night club or something. So RED LOBSTER happened... However, in my defense, I looked at my day in th... Read more

  • Emotional and Stress Eating Lost

    1/14/2017 11:07:36 AM, by JULMATT

    Entire day was planned around one event, to ensure that I could get everything done. The one event ended up falling through. Not on my part. It upset me, because this was the third or fourth time the plans were changed. My initial reactions were depressed, anger, and frustration. Then my mind scr... Read more

  • Today!

    1/14/2017 9:08:34 AM, by LCDDUB

    "There is no elevator to 'success'. You have to take the stairs..." Unknown I found this quote today I'd posted on another note and thought how this is so true for all us Sparkers. There is 'no easy way' to achieve our goals, it's work, plain and simple, but when you achieve a goal and you ... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    1/14/2017 8:02:57 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    24 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Day 1

    1/14/2017 7:17:16 AM, by RAPUNZEL53

    I am starting Day 1 of 5% challenge weighing 0.6 lbs. more than I did on January 1st. I have exercised every single day and ate healthy. So all I can do is continue wherever it leads. Good luck to all my fellow travelers.... Read more

  • Day 1

    1/14/2017 7:17:14 AM, by RAPUNZEL53

    I am starting Day 1 of 5% challenge weighing 0.6 lbs. more than I did on January 1st. I have exercised every single day and ate healthy. So all I can do is continue wherever it leads. Good luck to all my fellow travelers.... Read more

  • Don't Panic

    1/14/2017 6:02:12 AM, by CLARE1952

    I am off to bed now. But thought I'd share the wee thought first. I have had two days of higher weight and I am NOT PANNICKING! To be sure, the scales are broken, I am unwell, I am retaining fluids, or my hair got REALLY dirty. Coz I have stuck to the plan. exercised and drunk at least so... Read more

  • A Positive Message One- Liner from MOM WANTS NO WAIST

    1/14/2017 2:28:10 AM, by MOMWANTSNOWAIST

    Quick ~Think of FIVE things you are positively HAPPY about right now!And after reading what you wrote ,it will lift your spirits and brighten your day! Try it ! 1.My good health 2. My 15 lbs. wt.loss because I SAID NO to the church donuts all last year EVERY WEEK! 3.Kept off those 15 all las... Read more

  • 1 Week

    1/14/2017 2:03:36 AM, by LADYRACHELLYNN

    I have been using Spark for a week now. The first few days I put in what I ate to see what my regular diet looked like broken down into numbers. The next couple of days I tried to change some of what I ate to be healthier. My goal this week is to actively choose to find foods to put in my men... Read more

  • Winter Wonderland

    1/14/2017 1:04:03 AM, by ALIHIKES

    My friends H & Barbara invited me to join them skiing this afternoon; the timing was perfect! I had already talked to the insurance adjustor and the roof snow removal crew; I knew my afternoon was free to ENJOY the snow instead of stressing about it! The freezing fog from yesterday was gone, an... Read more

  • The week that was.

    1/14/2017 12:49:36 AM, by GOANNA2

    Friday, Celebrating a friend's 70th at a High Tea. Saturday, Epiphany celebrations. Monday, went to the beach but too rough for swimming. Tuesday, the dreaded bluebottle stingers. No swimming again. Tuesday, walking along beautiful Main Beach. Thursday, full moon and the ... Read more

  • 75-day Streak!

    1/13/2017 10:58:06 PM, by UMUCGRAD

    Yaaay! Another milestone. And 23 pounds gone since September. There IS a correlation here.... Read more

  • Day 14 of reboot

    1/13/2017 10:36:47 PM, by MLIEN913

    Friday the 13th is my favorite day. Today has been a good day but not great. I didn't workout as much as I wanted to. Work wasn't as stressful as it had been all week. Tonight I had fun playing with my dog in the park. It was horribly cold but it was fun chasing her. Hopefully it burned a few extra... Read more

  • Friday evening

    1/13/2017 5:39:44 PM, by PICKIE98

    I did not sleep at all last night, maybe two hours. I know it is from the stress of having to do yet more things in the house before it is shown.. The lockbox is on, it is registered with t eh company, but I have to do some work on the electrical box and clean some walls in the basement. I will d... Read more

  • First Afternoon

    1/13/2017 3:13:03 PM, by VERMONTLISA

    I didn't decide to sign up with SparkPeople until after lunch. I had a day off of work and I have been trying to think of a way to get motivated. You see, I really disgust myself right now. I can't seem to get a hold of my emotional eating and have put on 30 pounds in three months!! So, when I went ... Read more

  • FIRST PLACE YOURSELF!!!

    1/13/2017 11:55:30 AM, by MSANN59

    hey guys dont mean to sound cruel but you have to put yourself first why you say because you cant take of anyone until you take care of you life is busy but the smallest task just for you will make you smile cook something just for you take a walk for you each day be proud of yourself your attitude ... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/13/2017 11:15:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. my daughter says hI! i am catching up on some errands and housework today. other than that, i have no other plans for the day. i brought some healthy snacks,food and a bottle of water with me to have when i am out and about. have a terrific day,everyone and a great ... Read more

  • GOODMORNING

    1/13/2017 10:14:42 AM, by DEBBIE0468

    I had an amazing breakfast today!! The sun is shining, I went to the Dr and found out that I have high Cholesterol as well as I have high blood pressure. Now if that is not a wake up call I don't know what is! So time to put on my big girl panties and get this underway. I have started this and ... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    1/13/2017 8:22:55 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    24 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Today!

    1/13/2017 8:02:12 AM, by LCDDUB

    Here's to all you Sparkers! Enjoy today, get some exercise in, work towards that healthy lifestyle we're all working for and have fun... Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • Surviving the 3 day weekend

    1/13/2017 7:55:20 AM, by BRIAR150

    3 day weekend and I'm trying not to panic and keep myself under control. It just seems so much harder to stay on track when my schedule is not structured like the weekdays. I will continue to improve my eating habits. Really trying to focus on the quality of my food and not just the quant... Read more

  • Sometime you don't want life to be the box of chocolates

    1/13/2017 7:00:51 AM, by BEARWHISPERER

    Let's skip the chocolates and go for the jalapenos and burn those asses. 543 381 9 311 ... Read more

  • Surprise, Surprise The Day Did Not Go Boom.

    1/13/2017 3:18:43 AM, by JULMATT

    Day started off great. Time at the gym. 3 hours in all (including driving time) 50 minutes on treadmill. 30 minutes weight lifting. And an hour of Thi Chia – Balance. My eating started off great. Entire day had been going amazingly. I thought I was on the way to a great calorie intake. Then my su... Read more

  • Been rough 2days and counting!

    1/13/2017 3:09:39 AM, by BMGH85

    Ugh its been a long 2days plus counting. Went to an appointment for my mom to get approved for a program for the elderly to come out to the house to give me help with medicaid. Well I had all my paperwork they request and now I have to find 5yrs of bank statements for the month of October. I can get... Read more

  • DONT FORGET TO TRACK EARLY

    1/13/2017 12:54:29 AM, by JOANN25

    I had a great day as far as exercise is concerned but failed to do my tracking early enough to get it counted on today. I had actually walked outside for approx. 3 miles, including going up a high hill. This was good except I didn't realize that I had the wrong shoes on and the rocks on the road h... Read more

  • Started at zero

    1/12/2017 11:29:27 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    I ended the day with a little over 30,000. I'm tired. Night everybody. ... Read more

  • not doing well

    1/12/2017 7:49:49 PM, by THATTIMEOFYEAR

    went to the doctor's again today. blood pressure too high so went to the doctor's last week & I was put on a water pill to help with the blood pressure meds. But, the water pills helped to lower the blood pressure a little, the water pills also made my sugar go sky-high & I've been sick since I star... Read more

  • Good Day for Nutrition

    1/12/2017 7:45:24 PM, by MISSCRIT

    I was very careful with my food today. Watched the clock and tried to eat every 3 hours. Breakfast: Protein Shake with chia seeds Snack: Fiber One protein bar with 10 red seedless grapes Lunch: 3oz of Chicken Breast on 2 slices of Sourdough bread Snack: Grapes and a Tangelo Dinner:... Read more

  • Day 13 of reboot

    1/12/2017 7:45:18 PM, by MLIEN913

    Today was better. I got a good deal of exercise done. My meals were good. Now I'm going read and relax before bed.... Read more

  • Thursday evening

    1/12/2017 6:27:39 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today I met with a realtor to list my Dad's house. She is a friend whose daughter went all through school with mine. I graduated with her sister, who is also a realtor. Char owns the company and has had it for 34 years. I will meet with her again to discuss the list price on Monday afternoon. Se... Read more

  • Yeserday "if" became "when" and "when" became "ASAP

    1/12/2017 6:08:53 PM, by CELTICLASSINLA

    Many of you know I have a VP shunt - it's a comes to correct one of my many "gifts" from Meningitis that dates back to 1976. While I have had 5 brain surgeries (one device failed and is replaced etc) I have been fortunate with this one. In fact the shunt still works fine but another gift if yo... Read more

  • Something is better than nothing

    1/12/2017 2:07:12 PM, by MAGLITE7

    Woke up late, got my son to school late, and had a very short time at the gym today. Only got 15 minutes of cycling in before I had to stop and get ready for work, BUT I WENT. I am going to try and make up the deficit later today so I can get to 30 minutes total, though it might just be 15 minutes o... Read more

  • SELF ESTEEM

    1/12/2017 12:00:31 PM, by MSANN59

    hey guys i have been reading o lot of post about husbands and boyfriends how they feel about your weight looks 2017 you have got to change your mind set focus on your health and well being personal motivation i took control of my health not my husband i have been married 50 years dont be hard on you... Read more

  • Today!

    1/12/2017 9:45:26 AM, by LCDDUB

    "Yesterday is history...Tomorrow is a mystery...Today is a gift, that's why it's called 'The Present' " Unknown. Was reminded of this saying yesterday by an acquaintance and thought how true it is. Something I need to remember and reflect on often. Here's to all of you Sparkers appreciating thi... Read more

  • Let it go...Leg it go...

    1/12/2017 8:43:54 AM, by BEARWHISPERER

    Let it go, Let it go, oh how many times I've heard that song with a 3 year old Granddaughter...lol But for real - Let it go. Don't give your power away to others. We stress over what other people think of us. People we don't know, people we do know - but maybe don't really like, people we ... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    1/12/2017 8:19:20 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    24 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • No Excuses Today

    1/12/2017 8:11:20 AM, by BRIAR150

    ... Read more

  • Step it up

    1/12/2017 6:57:51 AM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    It feels at times like we are not doing all we should. I wanted to share this picture with everyone. We all start out the same everyday. That is we start at zero. It's up to us to move as much as we can. We are all capable. So let's get moving. I just read, "excuses don't burn calories ". Have a f... Read more

  • Laziness Didn’t Win

    1/12/2017 4:50:16 AM, by JULMATT

    Yesterday I woke up with the mindset I wanted a day for just me. I was not tired, okay maybe I was a bit, but I did not want to give in and lay around, doing nothing. That would have led to overeating. So . . . I took a bit of time to get my bearings going and then decided I would sit down and do... Read more

  • Questions

    1/11/2017 11:39:52 PM, by BLONDIEANNE

    1. What in my life needs changed? 2. What steps do I need to take to make such changes happen? 3. Who is on my support team and can I trust them? 4. What is it going to take to climb out of this rut? 5. Should I even try or should I just work on accepting life and learn to be content?... Read more

  • Starting over...

    1/11/2017 10:12:10 PM, by CREEVES35

    I have fell so far behind, I have slipped so far back..I have gained so much weight...my Fibromyagia has held me back for too long now, and I am ready to feel better! I know exercise is the key to dealing with the pain and fatigue. I need to get control of my food, and start my walking and stepping ... Read more

  • Giving up different foods

    1/11/2017 8:48:31 PM, by ZEAJIN

    People have been kinda vocal with me going mostly paleo and I don't understand why. These people are on a similar path, meaning we are all trying to lose weight and get healthy, but when I mentioned my meal plan was basically going mostly paleo they have so much to say against it or that it isn't a ... Read more

  • Day 12 of reboot

    1/11/2017 8:03:51 PM, by MLIEN913

    I did better today. I hit my minimum steps goal; 6319 so far. Today was kettle bell workout day. I did great. I've even done more of the dreaded squats not that I'm worried about my butt. Food intake was odd. A little heavy on the carbs still but none where "empty" carbs. I need more greens but I'm... Read more

  • Reality check

    1/11/2017 7:11:56 PM, by JULESB121

    I didn't list what I ate at lunch so I came home did the treadmill for 30 minutes sat down thought about what I ate I listed everything, looked at the mayonnaise I was eating and realized it registered at 280 calories for three teaspoons I was shocked I could have had a small meal for that many cal... Read more

  • Uh. Home damage.

    1/11/2017 7:06:00 PM, by ALIHIKES

    There are always unexpected costs with owning a home. Right now I had to initiate an insurance claim for home damage. It began when I noticed moisture seeping up between the planks of the nice cherry floors in my office addition. I thought that there might be a drainage problem with... Read more

  • Points today

    1/11/2017 6:49:03 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    Talk about getting the points today, I got 25 on the wheel and then got over 60 points for my teams. It was the best day ever for points. Ok I got 3 on the bonus but who can be upset about that when I had received all the other points. Today was a pretty good day. I didn't do a lot of anything bu... Read more

  • Week 2 done!

    1/11/2017 6:46:04 PM, by CLARE1952

    Looking good so far! 104 3 kg gone. Now don't get too excited. I am still above my weight in September so it is recent fat that had less of a hold! AND It is easier to lose weight the first 2 weeks for me. Maybe not usually this easy but easy all the same. Let us see how next week goes.... Read more

  • new at this

    1/11/2017 5:26:04 PM, by JUDYEVANS39

    I think I signed up a long time ago but just didn't know how to use this site. I plan to have bariatric surgery in Feb or March and would love to be able to chat with people who have had the surgery already as I am nervous about it but really need to lose over 100 lbs and have decided this the best ... Read more

  • Wednesday afternoon

    1/11/2017 1:18:37 PM, by PICKIE98

    A good day at work, no big deals going there. I am so glad I do not have the very hard jobs I had before. I am basically my own boss there now, working alone and staying away from the drama of others. It is still very cold, but the rain melted most of the snow away!! Six inches of snow gone!! ... Read more

  • Getting in the habit!

    1/11/2017 11:28:57 AM, by MAGLITE7

    Did my 8th workout of the year today -- this new schedule is working out great for me! 3rd time doing my 15 minute kettlebell set, and I was able to add a bit more weight for my swings. Arms a bit achy, but not too bad! I am feeling so motivated right now. The best part is when I am working ou... Read more

  • Are you good enough? Why ask - of course you are.

    1/11/2017 9:11:46 AM, by BEARWHISPERER

    It doesn't matter what "they" think. What matters is what you think. Your are good enough. ... Read more

  • Today!

    1/11/2017 9:01:29 AM, by LCDDUB

    Good Morning Sparkers! Here's to us all having a great day; getting our workouts in, eating mindfully, getting those 8 glasses of h2O and enjoying family and friends. Be grateful as you go through today... Carpe Diem 386... Read more