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  • Pick a Tough Challenge

    4/29/2017 1:16:34 AM, by ALIHIKES

    SparkCoach suggested picking a tough challenge (not necessarily fitness or diet related) and plan steps to meet the challenge. My challenge for right now is financial -- I want to gain control of my budget, I’m finding it more challenging than I thought to live within my perfectly adequate retiremen... Read more

  • Apr 28th 2017

    4/28/2017 11:00:03 PM, by MLIEN913

    Day one on the road to 56 yrs young. I really have to buckle down and get healthy. I may not make the family reunion but it would be nice to lose the pounds. The walk on Sunday sounds promising. At least I'll hit my steps for the day if not a weeks worth of steps.... Read more

  • Back at it again

    4/28/2017 10:27:45 PM, by DRAGONSTAIL

    I fell off the bandwagon after that injury six years ago. I'm still struggling with mobility in my knees and haven't been able to play hockey yet. I went back up to 220 again and finally got tired of being fat and uncomfortable! I've been dieting since March 22nd and I'm down to around 204 lbs now... Read more

  • Day 2 Disappointment

    4/28/2017 9:35:13 PM, by READY2WIN7

    I had a plan! Eat clean and kill the workout. The painful reality - I was in pain and wore out quickly during the workout and "only" made it 27 minutes. My food plan took a minor trip into the ditch when I automatically ordered a rum and coke at the steakhouse. But I did enjoy the beverage and st... Read more

  • Friday

    4/28/2017 8:08:28 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    Blessed by another day. Today was great. I couldn't stay in bed. I got up at 6:00, not because I had to but cause I wanted to. Life is good. Off I go walking. I like getting in a lot of steps first thing in the morning. I knew I was having pizza with the kids tonight so I ate light all day. SO befor... Read more

  • Time to reassess

    4/28/2017 5:43:32 PM, by 2SUBLIME

    I didn't sleep well last night and put on two pounds by morning! I'm eating under 1900 calories a day. I'm walking close to 5000 steps. Maybe that's not enough exercise. Will be upping the exercise component I think, and trying to get a better night's sleep. I did manage to fit in 2 hours of wa... Read more

  • Friday afternoon

    4/28/2017 4:05:33 PM, by PICKIE98

    To Imnotstoppin: Paradise is a small town on Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. That is the name of the town. It is a 90 minute drive north of the Mackinac Bridge. It is also near where the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior. Today was about running errands. Filling the ga... Read more

  • Had to start over again

    4/28/2017 1:07:07 PM, by MABLACKWELL5991

    I stopped making healthy choices in November. I'm not going to play the blame game. I had to reset my goals and get back to making one healthy decision at a time. I get so overwhelmed that keeping healthy takes so much of my time. one healthy choice at a time and then another. I feel much happier w... Read more

  • 2017 JUST CANT BELIEVE I AM SO SMALL

    4/28/2017 11:36:45 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers just feeling so good about myself years of finally getting my weight in check 40 more to go this summer got to get my walking back in trying to get mom situated still got app to go with other doctors so i am just still pushing forward what all up to today tell me love you all had awesom... Read more

  • Abs are made in the kitchen

    4/28/2017 9:01:12 AM, by -ABEAUTIFULME-

    So, since I haven't been able to find an exercise that doesn't aggravate my GERD/esophageal spasms, I have been diligently trying to eat well and use food as fuel, as well as drinking my water and getting enough sleep. Maybe that's all I need to be doing right as of this moment. Those are things th... Read more

  • Thump - me jumping off the wagon. Yay- me being honest in my tracking.

    4/28/2017 8:33:21 AM, by FINALLYSERIOUS1

    So I gave into the cravings that have been dogging me all week. Yes I did. I knew what I was doing. Made a special trip to buy it. Intentional choice here. No "falling" off the wagon, like it was an accident or someone pushed me. Nope. I jumped off. In my previous attempts to be healthier, whe... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    4/28/2017 7:53:33 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • 3 compliments to myself

    4/28/2017 12:21:07 AM, by CREATE4CHRIST

    1. You ate well today. 2. Congrats on doing 52 minutes chair Zumba 3. Good job drinking all your water today.... Read more

  • Starting Line

    4/27/2017 9:18:23 PM, by READY2WIN7

    I've had plenty of false starts and returned to the starting line over and over and over. Today I set a goal of staying under 2000 calories and to keep moving during Figure 8 Fitness Dance Max Drills. Today was a success. My long term goal is to lose 40 pounds over the next 21 weeks. My husb... Read more

  • Apr 27th 2017

    4/27/2017 7:33:36 PM, by MLIEN913

    Happy birthday to me! I got in all my exercise today. Sadly I wasted time at the DMV. I went to renew my handicap placard and my state ID. After waiting I was told that I didn't have the right ID and I was missing the doctor's letter. Mind you, they didn't include the letter in my renewal notice... Read more

  • Surprise, surprise

    4/27/2017 5:47:03 PM, by ASH-LI

    I was very surprised last week, the first day after I'd started the diabetes medication, that I felt so much better. I am feeling better. Less tired, more energy. I had no idea what was going on. I finally got the meter (monitor?) one touch thing going. When I got it, I didn't realize ther... Read more

  • my lesson number 1211

    4/27/2017 5:01:10 PM, by GLENDAK72

    1211 yeah you see that number..... well that's my lesson number see today I did not plan out my meals or track before I ate so when I sat down and put my meals in my tracker guess what yes you guessed it I ate my calories plus 1211 more then I have the nerve to wonder why I have gained my weight ba... Read more

  • And we're going down!

    4/27/2017 3:54:34 PM, by 2SUBLIME

    I did get a good *12 hours* of sleep last night, and woke up one pound lighter at 186.4 lbs! Hoping to continue my downward trend. Trying to get a hold of a friend. I'd like to walk to her new place for a meetup. Can't reach her on the phone. Left a message. If I don't hear back in half an hou... Read more

  • I don't like water

    4/27/2017 3:29:19 PM, by HOKIENCLT

    I just don't like water. At least the water here in Charlotte. I went to the mountains this past weekend and I could not get enough of the cool, spring water out of the tap. I have not found a bottled water I like and our tap water is out of the question. I may as well put a straw in ther pool. The ... Read more

  • a sunny and warm day

    4/27/2017 2:38:55 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is very warm,sunny here today! woo hoo! today i am getting some housework and errands done, so i can be relaxed for tomorrow, when i start my new job. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Thursday afternoon

    4/27/2017 2:20:40 PM, by PICKIE98

    A very hard day at work, but lots of steps taken and lots of cardio running around! IT is a thunderstorm here, so no outdoors things today. My hips and knees tell me that work is getting harder each week. That last fall on my knees did me in. I SO look forward to a trip to Paradise this s... Read more

  • THursday

    4/27/2017 2:07:49 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    Another day here on earth. We are so lucky to have so many of the things that we do. I don't even think we see but a second of all the good things that are there in a day. Today is very windy and looks like rain. I still hung up my clothes outside. I want to believe that they will get dried befo... Read more

  • 2017 INSURANCE NOT APPROVE TODAY

    4/27/2017 11:49:40 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers my mom app for today not approved by insurance will let us know for today so she go to neurologist may 8 but she still on cane not has weak on her left side so i didnt excercise today will be at gym in the morning si i didnt wear my leggings this morning wear jeans size 12 i am sooo hap... Read more

  • Not feeling motivatied

    4/27/2017 9:26:08 AM, by WOWMANACAT

    I have been having a hard time logging my food. I know I am not doing great on my eating. I have been doing good about the sugar and not eating as much but I am just not that motivated to do all of this. I know that I really need to work on this for this next month I have a doctor appointment with a... Read more

  • On the lighter side

    4/27/2017 8:10:17 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    244 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • consistance

    4/27/2017 6:24:50 AM, by MICHELE13281

    Be consistent. If this is the only thing you think of do it. Follow this plan and be honest. Track the food you eat even if over the recommend calories. As things get crazy each day you can find time to write down what you ate. If its fast food stop then pull over to type it in or better yet make pl... Read more

  • consistance

    4/27/2017 6:21:42 AM, by MICHELE13281

    Be consistent. If this is the only thing you think of do it. Follow this plan and be honest. Track the food you eat even if over the recommend calories.... Read more

  • 24 pounds gone

    4/27/2017 1:04:55 AM, by RACHAELDG82

    If you've read my Spark page, or my previous two blogs, you know I am confined to a wheelchair because of my disability. I started my weight loss journey with Spark People once before and I didn't stick with it. My success was so slow, but when I enjoyed Spark People a few months back, I was at my... Read more

  • The Effects of a trip to South Korea

    4/26/2017 10:54:14 PM, by 2SUBLIME

    We spent 10 days in South Korea with young people who walked my butt off! We averaged 10-12 km/day...except the day Hubby came down with a cold. We only walked 6 km. that day. I wore through my good walking shoes (?!). Lost a piece of the sole somewhere in Gyeongju and the upper started co... Read more

  • Apr 26th 2017

    4/26/2017 10:37:47 PM, by MLIEN913

    Just 1 day til im officially middle aged based on my family tree. Sometimes its so hard to get my head around it. I was just rwading that it's the 40th anniversary of Studio 54 opening. I actually went there in either 1978 or 1979 which isn't long after they opened. Yikes! It makes me sounds so old!... Read more

  • Half of ME is gone.

    4/26/2017 10:20:17 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    Another goal is met. I have officially lost one half of ME! I began this journey at 338 pounds in April 2015. I was so embarrassed when I had to get on the scale at the doctor's office. I was going in to have surgery and the scale was not my friend that day. Kind of funny how we can ignore ou... Read more

  • Looking Forward To Exercising

    4/26/2017 10:15:04 PM, by SEXYONE4

    Exercising is now becoming something I am working back into my routine. I look to make room for exercising in my everyday life at least 90 minutes a week. I try to do 30 minutes sessions at least 3 times a week. If I can't carve out 30 minutes one day, I will ensure that I get at least 15 minutes of... Read more

  • Stay FOCUSED!

    4/26/2017 6:54:59 PM, by RAINRIVERS

    Remember to MOVE! There are times when you will be discouraged and about to give up. Would you make yourself a sincere promise to keep moving forward...No Matter What? Focus your thoughts on your inner strength and emerge forth like a butterfly from a cocoon. Note the calories that you intake...thos... Read more

  • Laughter is the best medicine!

    4/26/2017 5:37:49 PM, by HOKIENCLT

    I think #2 is the best. Most of these made me truly laugh out loud!... Read more

  • Down 1

    4/26/2017 5:28:35 PM, by HOKIENCLT

    I am good with 1-2 pounds a week. I weigh once a week on Wednesday. I guess some would consider 1 pound a week to be too slow but not me. Slow but steady wins the rest!... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    4/26/2017 3:57:10 PM, by MOMMY445

    the new job starts this friday! i am so ready to work again. even my daughter is getting in on the excitement. she has another dance to go to this friday after school. she goes with her friends and some of her classmates and she really enjoys it. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day... Read more

  • Wednesday

    4/26/2017 3:36:46 PM, by PICKIE98

    A beautiful day here in Mid Michigan!! Sunny, 75 degrees, breezy. DD mowed the lawn for the first time this year with the John Deere tractor from Dad's house. She likes using it here instead of Dad's house. I made my step goal today, as well as cardio and strength. We are still trying to ad... Read more

  • Great Basin National Park

    4/26/2017 2:02:50 PM, by ALIHIKES

    The final destination of our Southwest trip was Great Basin National Park in Nevada. This park is at a fairly high elevation (7,000 - over 10,000 ft; or 2,000 to 3,000 meters). We changed our plans to camp at one of the beautiful campgrounds because it was pouring rain the night we arrived, and the ... Read more

  • 2017 MAY 4 MY BIRTHDAY

    4/26/2017 11:45:06 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers life not going the way we want it to but my birthday may 4 i will be 67 so the LORD still letting me be here so my plan is to keep sparking and doing the best that i can so this morning i talk to myself just sooo blessed and proud i am not 345 pounds anymore i feel pretty good so i am n... Read more

  • One month changes & measurements - NSVs!

    4/26/2017 11:25:56 AM, by -ABEAUTIFULME-

    I'm a little behind posting these, because now it's been, like, a month and almost a week. However, I wanted to put these down so that I can look back on them. I am still having some esophageal spasm issues, but they are getting better. I am FEELING better. Just an overall feeling good, stron... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    4/26/2017 8:47:22 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Home Sweet Home

    4/25/2017 11:23:15 PM, by TSHAIGOOD

    We had a great time, and are happy to be home again. We got in lots of exercise and sunshine with beautiful weather for the races! None of our favorites won, but there was great competition and exciting side-by-side runs! I think I mentioned we had scheduled a fun trip each month for the next ... Read more

  • Go to before workout snack

    4/25/2017 11:12:49 PM, by CREATE4CHRIST

    My go to snack that I eat before I go to hydrotherapy or do a workout at home is a small apple and either a cheese stick or two tablespoons of peanut butter. To keep my blood sugar regulated, I need a carb and a protein. This snack works out nicely.... Read more

  • Apr 25th 2017

    4/25/2017 9:20:17 PM, by MLIEN913

    Rainy day. Joints hurt, headache, little exercise done. Can't wait for my day off work... Read more

  • Tuesday

    4/25/2017 3:32:34 PM, by PICKIE98

    DD and I went to Traverse City yesterday for a quick run to give my sister a car load of things from my parents house. It was a beautiful trip up there, despite the road construction for about fifty miles. The cherry blossoms were everywhere once we got closer to T.C. There were orchards just fi... Read more

  • Antelope Canyon, Cedar Breaks road, and Parowan Gap

    4/25/2017 2:54:19 PM, by ALIHIKES

    Our trip to the Southwest continued, with glorious weather and new destinations. I had never been to Antelope Canyon (on the Navaho reservation, near Page Arizona). It was stunningly beautiful -- but very crowded, with groups led by Navaho guides. The canyon is very narrow. We paid a $10 extra for a... Read more

  • Low-glycemic program

    4/25/2017 1:44:44 PM, by WHOLENEWME2017

    I've been on the low-glycemic program for 2 1/2 weeks. I'm down 6 lbs and counting. I feel so optimistic! I keep thinking about how great I'm going to look this summer. I feel great! I have more energy already. The only problem I've had is periods of dizziness and nausea. I found out I ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    4/25/2017 10:54:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    it looks like i will have a different job starting later this week. i am finalizing details today and i will more than likely start this thursday. so i am making sure i have what i need to wear and enough food so i can take a meal with me when i go. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,ch... Read more

  • Pool party

    4/25/2017 9:47:52 AM, by MEXGAL1

    Had a little get together with the "mountain people". That is what the 3 couples call themselves because we all live up on the mountain. It is our hot season so temps are reaching around 85 degrees, but no humidity!!! If we do move back to the states, I know I will hate the humidity even more ... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    4/25/2017 9:06:59 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    334 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • First loss in a long, long time

    4/25/2017 8:15:58 AM, by FINALLYSERIOUS1

    Yay! 2 lb loss! I will take it! My old behavior would be mapping out a consistent 2 to 3 lb loss per week, adding it to my calendar as a goal and seeing how long it would be before I hit milestones. Why at this rate.... Dreams and goals are good. Important. But - for me - focusing on the ... Read more

  • Process To Success

    4/25/2017 7:43:00 AM, by JULMATT

    Saw the doctor for what should have been my 4 month A1C, but he put that off another month to see if my arm would settle down and my blood sugars would come down. Not sure if it will help, but it’s worth a shot. I do not really think I could take hearing a very high number from him. I worked hard... Read more

  • Weekend Reunion

    4/25/2017 12:36:32 AM, by HOKIENCLT

    I got together with college friends this weekend. We stayed at a State park near the school we all went to. I cannot tell you how greatful I am for these friends. I was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma and my friends have given me as much support as my family. I loved the cool walking weather and ... Read more

  • Things have gotten way out of hand....

    4/25/2017 12:30:38 AM, by ANDYS_GIRL1823

    2017 has not been kind to me. I found out that I have PCOS and have been put on Metformin. January 1st of 2017, I weighed in at 263 pounds. I got really sick around 4th with the stomach flu and lost 14 pounds in 6 days. I wasn't getting better and went to the doctor. She diagnosed me with IBS. I be... Read more

  • Cool Rain

    4/25/2017 12:14:42 AM, by HOKIENCLT

    I love rain! I also love that we have amother cool day! I am not looking forward to the heat of summer. I will take all the cool days I can get!... Read more

  • Now I'm feeling today in one sentence

    4/24/2017 10:32:54 PM, by CREATE4CHRIST

    I was just diagnosed with shingles, and can't go back to hydrotherapy for 10 days, so today I feel frustrated.... Read more

  • Great day

    4/24/2017 9:33:35 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    Today was a great day. I got 20 and 25 on the wheels today. That's great since I've been on the low end for a while. I took a friend to the doctor. IT was an hour down and an hour back. We ate out. I had this great salad, it was a greek salad with feta cheese. Oh so good. I was not doing very wel... Read more

  • Apr 24th 2017

    4/24/2017 8:14:39 PM, by MLIEN913

    Yikes! I've managed to gain 2 more pounds. I need help! Time to find out if my insurance covers weight loss programs and/or nutritionists.... Read more

  • Cat Scratch Fever / Bartonella symptoms

    4/24/2017 5:27:53 PM, by DOTSLADY

    Nymph tick Thought I'd point out some symptoms in case someone happens upon this lil ole space on SP. Stretch marks anyone? I got mine on my hips in middle school whilst being very active trying to do 500 sit-ups every day to make them go away (how cute) yet gai... Read more

  • Week 17: still sparking

    4/24/2017 2:04:41 PM, by MAGLITE7

    It's been a bit rough lately, struggling with career and family issues, tempting to just fill up on red wine and chocolate, but I keep finding ways to encourage myself and keep moving forward. Today it was jogging on the treadmill, and spending half the time at a 12 minute mile. Then did 20 minutes ... Read more

  • it's monday

    4/24/2017 1:45:51 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful.sunny day here today. getting a few errands done. then i will enjoy the rest of the day. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Canyon de Chelly

    4/24/2017 12:28:20 PM, by ALIHIKES

    After Chaco Canyon, we traveled to Canyon de Chelly, another beautiful site with many Anasazi cliff houses and rock art. Canyon de Chelly is located on the Navaho reservation, and visitors can view sites from the canyon rim, hike on one designated trail (to White House ruin), or access many more sit... Read more

  • 2017 LIFE CHALLENGES

    4/24/2017 11:41:19 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers i know all can agree LIFE is hard sometimes just the simple things but we have to reach back and get some more faith strength courage and go at hard so with weightloss healthy eating being the best that we can be give your all so let me know your challenges i am going to app now with my... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    4/24/2017 8:52:56 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Monday, Monday

    4/24/2017 8:26:07 AM, by FINALLYSERIOUS1

    Monday, Monday, so good to me Monday mornin', it was all I hoped it would be.... (Mama's and the Papa's) Choosing to keep this cheerful outlook! What's gone right? Despite some insomnia, I woke up feeling refreshed. I made the time for some prayer/meditation before leaving the house. I ... Read more

  • LAUGH OUT LOUD

    4/24/2017 7:24:27 AM, by 1935MARY

    Laugh out Loud I woke up at 5 this morning, nothing unusual about that, but it was the first night I had slept all night without waking up, but I was busting at the seams. I got up went to the bathroom and got a cup of coffee and went back to my room and watched a little TV , I love the old shows. ... Read more

  • I REALLY NEED TO FOCUS ON MY GOALS.

    4/24/2017 6:04:27 AM, by WOMANOFLOVE

    Didn't focus last week. It was a rough one. But today is another start to a new week. I'm going to be successful because I'm aware and moving foward.... Read more

  • I'm all over the place.

    4/23/2017 10:51:19 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    I'm really all over the place. I want to read a book yet work outside. I need to help this person but that means I can't help that person. I volenteer here and then try to go there. I want to just set and do nothing but I don't have time to do that because I want to read a book and cut russian olive... Read more

  • Apr 23rd 2017

    4/23/2017 7:56:03 PM, by MLIEN913

    Yesterday I got to spend Earth Day with the wolves. It was fantastic! The only downside was I ate poorly. Today I slept late. It feels like I'm fighting off something. Next Monday I have my annual industry event. I'm way heavier than I had hoped to be by this point so it's time to use clothing camo... Read more

  • Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon

    4/23/2017 2:52:26 PM, by ALIHIKES

    Mesa Verde in New Mexico is the most famous of the Ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) -- I think I will use the name that is used at each location rather than double naming this ancestral tribe!) sites. It is both a national park and a world heritage site. The cliff dwellings are well preserved, but they ... Read more

  • Sunday afternoon

    4/23/2017 12:28:56 PM, by PICKIE98

    I slept well and relaxed reading through mail and newspapers this morning. A nice day. I tried contacting my younger sister, but the messages just go to voice mail. I called her three times, but she is not turning her phone on. Oh well. I told her both times I spoke to her, that I would contact... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    4/23/2017 10:20:28 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    198 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • What's different this time?

    4/23/2017 9:01:12 AM, by FINALLYSERIOUS1

    I think figuring out what's different this time is key for me to stick with things this time. My plan and goals need to be meaningful and sustainable. I usually jump in too far, too fast and expect to make and keep sweeping changes. And then can't sustain because they're just not realistic. Si... Read more

  • Nine Mile Canyon and House on Fire ruin

    4/23/2017 12:58:30 AM, by ALIHIKES

    I just got back from two weeks traveling in the Southwest with my friend Deb. It was a great vacation. The weather was beautiful, and we enjoyed hiking and visiting archeological sites. I was very grateful that the pains in my legs subsided (the pain was a side effect from medication). I flew ... Read more

  • Finally I'm moving again.

    4/22/2017 10:14:18 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    It feels like I have not lost any weight in awhile. It's been a few weeks. But finally I have lost again. It is great. I am so close to being in the "normal" range. I think I have five more pounds to go. Then I can quit that and switch over to maintain. Tonight I made chicken, rice and stir fried... Read more

  • Clothes in Korea

    4/22/2017 9:15:25 PM, by DREW345

    I live in South Korea and the absolute largest pants available here are 38 ". I am 6'3" , 220 lb, man. My waist has yoyo-ed from 38 to 43 " several times in the last 10 years here (and my whole adult life really). So basically, I cannot buy any clothes at all in Korea. I get all my clothes on trips... Read more

  • it's saturday

    4/22/2017 2:56:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    a nice and sunny day here today. woo hoo! my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i do not have too much planned for today. i will most definitely enjoy the day! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    4/22/2017 11:02:24 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    33 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • 2017 JUST BECAUSE DAY

    4/22/2017 10:27:03 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all having great day i woke up thanking the lord for this day so today is JUST BECAUSE DAY we are still here can do most all that we want to so i beasted my workout today from where i was at 345 now 192 i really dont know how to act i am so light and feel like teenager without the ... Read more

  • Saturday morning

    4/22/2017 9:32:46 AM, by PICKIE98

    This morning shows us a blue, sunny sky! I do not know if it will stay with us, but we are just sitting here, staring out the window... I am debating if I should make the five hour trek to drop off all of that parent stuff to my sister in Traverse City on Monday...... Read more

  • Slow and steady wins the race

    4/22/2017 8:33:51 AM, by KIMFRYMARK

    Feeling good on this beautiful Saturday. Had a healthy smoothie for breakfast and took a walk with my hubby. Day is starting off great.... Read more

  • plateau :(

    4/22/2017 12:36:51 AM, by DREW345

    I have been on a weight plateau for about 2 weeks. OK, I can just make up my mind to eat a lot, lot less today and hope that get's me off the plateau. But it is kind of depressing to realize that the healthy (and restrained) amounts I have been eating the last two weeks have resulted in no weight lo... Read more

  • April 21st 2017

    4/21/2017 8:07:35 PM, by MLIEN913

    Just 1 week til I reach double nickel. I don't feel that old mentally...physically it's a different story. I'm nowhere near my hoped for goals but I just need to buckle down. Tomorrow for Earth Day I'll be busting my favourite wolf pack. Normally we go in March but life got in the way. I think to... Read more

  • Friday afternoon

    4/21/2017 2:13:18 PM, by PICKIE98

    I took one Tylenol PM for sleep last night: it worked! My pain is lessened today, despite the fact that we went grocery shopping and then to Menard's to purchase four more surge protectors for the washer/dryer, PC and phone, all-in-one in my Lodge room, the whole TV, VCR/DVD player, cable box setu... Read more

  • Exercise as meditation

    4/21/2017 2:06:36 PM, by MAGLITE7

    For many different reasons I have been feeling really down lately. It has been at times hard to stay motivated, so I am glad that at this point exercise has become such a habit that I really have no excuse not to work out most days. So I got on my workout clothes and went to the Y this morning even ... Read more

  • a nice day

    4/21/2017 1:18:41 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy. i am finding reasons every day to get outdoors and have fun and so is my daughter. the weekend is here! hurray! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • Look how far I have come,but how far will I go

    4/21/2017 12:30:48 PM, by 1935MARY

    I been back on sparkpeople for about 25 days, and looking at the distance I have come , well I think it is amazing. When I first came back I realized that the first try at this was for all the wrong reasons........ When my mother was ill and dying , with tear filled eyes she said promise me you wil... Read more

  • 2017 SPARKING HARD TODAY

    4/21/2017 11:33:19 AM, by MSANN59

    hey sparkers hope all are doing well no dr app today so glad got in great workout cardio abs 120 crunches donkey kicks wall push ups 50 situps 110 feeling real great one of my friends hadnt seen in about 6 months she said you look so cute and petite your weigh loss just fitting you i told her i am s... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    4/21/2017 8:52:38 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    334 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    4/21/2017 8:52:22 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    334 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • 5 reasons that I'm motivated to exercise

    4/20/2017 11:14:20 PM, by CREATE4CHRIST

    1. I always feel better after 2. I feel a sense of accomplishment 3. Brings my blood sugar down 4. Helps me lose weight 5. I enjoy it!!... Read more

  • Loving today.

    4/20/2017 11:11:09 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    I really do love life. I know that I do somethings well and other things not so well. Oh well I am happy. I love life.... Read more

  • Peaceful Ride Along the Texas Coastline

    4/20/2017 10:16:56 PM, by TSHAIGOOD

    We rode about 200 miles today all along the coastline near Houston. We love the freedom we feel when riding the motorcycle. All the smells, different air temperatures, and sounds bring your senses alive! We stopped for lunch at a cute little hamburger place and split a burger. I just don't like o... Read more

  • Motivation.....

    4/20/2017 9:01:10 PM, by BRACON11

    I can't seem to get started at working out. I have never had to lose so much weight before and I really feel uncomfortable working out. I am 50 pounds heavier for many reasons (chronic pain, meds, etc) and I am 50 UGH... I sound so pathetic and I am not even sure how to blog or post. It does feel ... Read more

  • Got it moving with BABY0924

    4/20/2017 8:05:54 PM, by MZCAPRICSE

    Phewww got some steps in today!! Going to ice it up. I'm still not finish . Later I have to take my dog Puddles Pops for a potty break later. 18,801 steps. #Weightlossgoals... Read more

  • 4 months, 16 Days

    4/20/2017 7:42:59 PM, by HOLLI64

    My first blog post was on December 6. I was so determined to succeed, but I failed horribly. I have not lost one pound or 1 inch in 4 months and 16 days. My GERD is not that much better. My joints don't hurt quite as much, but they still hurt. My depression is much, much worse. I'm exhausted. ... Read more

  • I CUT ALL MY HAIR OFF!

    4/20/2017 4:09:33 PM, by BETHUMZ

    AND I LOVE IT!!!! You may remember my lament over my awful haircut about a month ago which left me looking sort of like an Oompa Loompa... Sadly, it never really grew on me and yesterday I went back and had it cut again... I told her I hated it and wanted it shorter. Now I have this! ... Read more

  • 5 days from surgery

    4/20/2017 3:58:25 PM, by SUPPERBUNNY1

    5 days from Surgery and hopefully after surgery getting back on my weight loss journey. Still tracking and I'm gonna do this ... Read more

  • Thursday afternoon

    4/20/2017 3:45:12 PM, by PICKIE98

    We have a thunder/lightning storm here. Heavy rainfall to add to it, and a fifteen degree temp drop. I am at level 8 for pain today, but still went to the library. I promised DD I would, so after work we went and I just grabbed some DVD's and books and did the three flights of stairs to get to t... Read more

  • 1 Day: Nutrition Report Perfect

    4/20/2017 3:15:23 PM, by NEWJEANNIE

    That's the goal. I don't know how long it will take but am certainly learning a lot on the way. I want to get all my calories/nutrients/water everything in range once. Trying to set out a diet for myself so far I've discovered Kale, Flax seed and banana to try and hit those ranges. I will be ver... Read more