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  • Self Awareness

    4/25/2015 8:59:32 PM, by 56ROSE

    Well, I didn't make it through Vegan Week, but, truthfully, I'm ok with that. I'm beginning to understand my nutritional needs better and that's a good thing. I'm still basically not a meat eater. I do enjoy meat occasionally, though, (in small amounts) so that is an option. I identify as a Flexitar... Read more

  • Onderland!

    4/25/2015 7:34:00 PM, by KRSMARIE

    Woke up the other morning to a major weight loss milestone. Apparently, I am in Onederland! So let me say that today is the first day I have seen Onederland in about 5 years!! I never was overweight growing up. I gained weight with my first child, hovered about 190 and never really lost it. Th... Read more

  • Relentless day 115, Recovery, Walk, & Accessory Exercises

    4/25/2015 6:54:48 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    I'm getting accustomed to 2x4's Routine of compound lifts as my Central Nervous System is adapting, So on this recovery day I did some light arm work with weight 30% of 1RM. Warm-up walk 60-min. Brachialis Curl; 5 Sets, 100 Reps, 800 Lbs per arm Biceps Curl; 5 Sets, 100 Reps, 800 Lbs... Read more

  • Coping

    4/25/2015 6:29:06 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am feeling better when our weather is milder. I got out to play golf on Tuesday. I did well. I get very tired. I will need to give up some activities at church. I cannot be dependable when I have a flare or back pain. I am working diligently to keep moving and eat properly. I have gre... Read more

  • Which Golden Girl Are You?

    4/25/2015 5:42:43 PM, by IMAVISION

    184 38 184 38184 38 184 38184 38 As always, 304 for stopping in to check this out. May you know the blessing of loving & receiving love in return! 184 38 184 38184 38 184 38184 38 Take the Golden Girls personality quiz & find out if you are a Blanche, Dorothy, Rose or S... Read more

  • struggling

    4/25/2015 5:37:20 PM, by SA55Y333

    Struggling I am not lazy but my health an finances keep Me in a bad place. I need to try to find a way to get exercise, Cook, an keep my house clean. On top of that learn how to break my stuck in place weight. I guess I shouldn't complain my weight never went back up it just staid the same. But I ne... Read more

  • Not really feeling it -

    4/25/2015 4:36:49 PM, by NEELIXNKES

    Today I am pretty bummed out. The day started out okay but is going downhill quickly. Lots to do and no desire to do it. I'm back in the darn robo boot for at least another 2 weeks and for the most part it helps my foot feel better. It still is depressing. Why is it that as soon I as I start making... Read more

  • Saturday

    4/25/2015 3:14:02 PM, by PICKIE98

    tossed and turned all night last night,,did not sleep a half hour at once.. Tough patooties: I rose at fivish, dressed, went to hospital to get blood and urine specimens done.. For years they opened at six,, it is in all the labs slips, online, phone books,etc, but one other guy and I sat there for... Read more

  • Day 19 of Resparking

    4/25/2015 11:21:17 AM, by CLUTTRELL8

    Yesterday, did you: Drink 10 glasses of water? 248 Walk for 10 minutes? 42 Reach your daily steps goal? 42 Write a blog? 42 Avoid trigger foods? 42 Shower? 42 Take all meds? 248 For Today Goals & Desires: Find some pain relief somehow today. Pain has been ridiculou... Read more

  • 297

    4/25/2015 9:43:10 AM, by SNS1968

    297... Read more

  • An Improvement

    4/24/2015 10:29:02 PM, by BMCC488

    Yesterday I talked to my brother about taking the boys to get new shoes. The youngest's toes were pushing at the toes of his shoes and since my brother was trying to get a shift on Saturday, which meant they would be going to someone's house and likely wearing their shoes all day, I thought it only ... Read more

  • Relentless day 114, 2x4 Routine, Workout 6, Landmine Press, Block Pull

    4/24/2015 6:43:05 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    3-1/2 Inch Deadlift Block Pull; 6 Sets, 34 Reps, 6,150 Lbs. Max weight 245 Lbs for 3 Reps. Kneeling Landmine Shoulder Press; 4 Sets, 48 Reps, 3,360 Lbs. Total Workout: 10 Sets, 82 Reps, 9,510 Lbs or 4.76 Tons. Tomorrow is Recovery Day, 102... Read more

  • Day 6 of the Countdown to My Red Skinny Jeans!!

    4/24/2015 5:50:51 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, Today was a 250 day!! I know it's not over yet and I know that many a day have changed at the drop of a hat but I am speaking it into being. 30 Also I'm more likely to work to keep it 250 this way because I've already declared it thus. So anyway this morning I did my Foc... Read more

  • Very thick frost on cars..

    4/24/2015 4:00:08 PM, by PICKIE98

    The grass looked like it was covered with snow, but it was frost.. DD had it on her car too... I dreaded going outdoors to get to work in the freezing cold, then entering the oven that is my workplace. I do not think I have been cold in that building in the 25 years I have been there, more than ... Read more

  • Three quotes!

    4/24/2015 2:04:56 PM, by IMAVISION

    386 381 386 381 386 381 386 381386 381 304 for checking these quotes out. I certainly enjoyed them & am hoping that you will, too! I especially enjoyed the last one! 20 God bless the rest of your Friday & the coming weekend with success in all areas! 386 381 386 381... Read more

  • A Solid First Week

    4/24/2015 12:30:44 PM, by KNITTINGKITTY

    So I finished up week 1 on Wednesday night. It actually wasn't too hard to slip back into tracking mode. Here are the ups and downs: Up - I felt better almost right away. With portions under control, and healthier foods most of the time, I could already tell the difference. Down - the day ... Read more

  • Day 2: Off to a good start

    4/24/2015 11:40:35 AM, by BEZUERKER

    So I met my goals for this week! Yay! So yesterday I noticed something after doing cardio. I was in a really good mood for the rest of the day. I'm not sure if I was just having a good day, but I would like to think it was a mix of exercise and knowing that I had fulfilled a goal. Ok, so here'... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/24/2015 9:32:18 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is now here! hurray! i really enjoyed my day off yesterday. today, i am focusing on my online courses for at least an hour, going for a long walk, picking up some holds at the local library, eating well, having a power nap, all before heading off to work later this afternoon. all of the ... Read more

  • Who is 'green'?

    4/24/2015 7:13:16 AM, by GOANNA2

    Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment. The woman apologized to the young girl and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days." T... Read more

  • ::Day 24:: motivation brain storming

    4/24/2015 5:58:17 AM, by MBHERBST

    This blog entry is brought to you by Jillian michaels podcast and the fact that since April 01 I am unofficially down 10 pounds. I have been working out at least three if not four days a week. My follow up appointment with the doctor and nutritionist on Monday. So I'm trying to be extra good drink a... Read more

  • Days 4-5 of the Countdown to My Red Skinny Jeans!!

    4/23/2015 11:25:45 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, So yesterday wasn't that great. I only hit 3/4 of my Challenge goals because I had a mini-binge at lunch so not exactly one healthy choice after another but I just bunkered down for dinner to keep my calories in check. Today was much better though because I'm 4/4. I did my Tu... Read more

  • The Test of Patience

    4/23/2015 10:56:20 PM, by BMCC488

    This morning, I was not in a good mood. Why, might you ask? Well, bad days and hard times add up apparently... and last night I should have enjoyed having the whole night off after seven thirty, but my mom was out here until after one o'clock. And I was increasingly getting tired, especially with th... Read more

  • Pre-Vacation Goals Week 3

    4/23/2015 10:33:47 PM, by BMCC488

    Pre-Vacation Goals Week 3 of 7: Walk 20 miles a week, indoors/outdoors= 22.9 miles Exercise a minimum of 400 minutes per week= 582 minutes Eat within range at least 5 days a week= 6 days 3 ST or BL Cardio Max sessions per week= 3 Cardio Max (Report only) Weight loss this week, total fro... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/23/2015 8:32:02 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very cool day here today. for a while, it even snowed. where one of my friends lives, she got some snow that stayed on the ground. my daughter stayed in once she got back from school today. we did spend some time together before i had to go and run an errand. then we spent some more time together ... Read more

  • Who Knew?

    4/23/2015 8:03:59 PM, by SMOLLETTRI76

    Hey all you Sparklers out there, I have just had the best fitness day EVER!!! I got up on time, went to Cumberland Farms, got a coffee and ate two apple fritters. Ok, so that was my breakfast. I decided to make lunch a better choice. I took the bus to work, and was up and down for 4 hours while... Read more

  • Thursday

    4/23/2015 4:52:39 PM, by PICKIE98

    It s still snowing on and off. Cold and black, skies. Springtime in Michigan...... Read more

  • Relentless day 113, Rest, Walk, Isometrics

    4/23/2015 12:44:45 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Today's isometrics during the 60-min walk were: Pushup Pec Glute Squeeze, 5 Sets, 15 Sec hold. Crucifix; 5 Sets, 15 Sec hold with a 5 Lb. dumbbell Arm Extension to Front; 2-Sets for 15 Sec with 8 Lb. DB's. Arm Extension to the sides; 2-sets for 15 Sec with 5 Lb. DB's. Limi... Read more

  • Day 431 - "But The Skinny Girls Eat This Too!" - Daily Observations

    4/23/2015 12:14:58 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 165.1 I'm feeling much better today. I think yesterday was just a day of my hormones getting the better of me. The fun parts of being a woman, right? I'm still bloated and uncomfortable but at least my head feels like it's screwed on a little better. Okay, confession time. I use sk... Read more

  • Day 1

    4/23/2015 11:40:13 AM, by BEZUERKER

    It's time to get started. Alright, I am feeling good and pretty pumped for getting my life back on track. I have gained way to much weight, and I am not liking what I see when I look into the mirror. Because of this, I have decided to start fresh on SparkPeople. I know SparkPeople uses weight ... Read more

  • I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired!

    4/23/2015 10:37:29 AM, by FLATROCK9ER

    Thursday, April 23, 2015 A few weeks ago I had an epiphany. I didn't realise what the true list of my illness was. Every time I spoke with my doctor, we only spoke of one issue at a time. Because I was about to lead a healthy living group and the lessen was "What are your Reasons?", I took the ... Read more

  • update on neurotomy, and other issues

    4/23/2015 10:00:56 AM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    neurotomy, x-ray, transportation switched w/o my permission or knowledge... Read more

  • The Good Wife's Guide: 1950s

    4/23/2015 9:19:36 AM, by GOANNA2

    1. Have dinner ready: Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal - on time. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him, and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospects of a good meal are part of the ... Read more

  • Day 17 of Resparking

    4/23/2015 9:08:25 AM, by CLUTTRELL8

    Yesterday, did you: Drink 10 glasses of water? 248 Walk for 10 minutes? 42 Reach your daily steps goal? 42 Write a blog? 42 Avoid trigger foods? 248 Shower? 248 Take all meds? 248 For Today Goals & Desires: Today I want to meet all of my goals above. Feeling a bit ... Read more

  • Past Couple Days

    4/22/2015 11:02:44 PM, by BMCC488

    Bear with me, this may be a longer one than normal with two days to catch up on but keeping it as abbreviated as possible. Yesterday started out pretty great. My parents left to go pick up the new internet modem and I decided to bring in one of the gates from the porch so I could do Biggest Los... Read more

  • 13 food facts we don't want to believe!

    4/22/2015 10:40:02 PM, by IMAVISION

    427 491 486 45 22 489 483 491 486 45 524 & 304 for giving moments of your lives to stop by. I hope you find the following interesting &/or helpful. God bless us all with His wisdom in selecting the foods we choose to bring into our homes & put into our bodies! 489 483 22 4... Read more

  • Relentless day 112, 2x4 Routine, Workout 5, Floor Press, Back Squat

    4/22/2015 7:02:03 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Floor Press; 6 Sets, 42 Reps, 3,915 Lbs Back Squat; 4 Sets, 31 Reps, 3,296 Lbs Total Workout: 10 Sets, 72 Reps, 7,211 Lbs or 3.61 Tons Keep on Pushing 104... Read more

  • Snowy Wednesday

    4/22/2015 3:20:30 PM, by PICKIE98

    We have snow, hail and rain. Sun on one side of the street, rain on the other!! Two lanes!!!! We don't know whether to wear sunscreen or parkas and boots, mittens and hats!! Today was an easier day at work. I got to sleep in until 4:30 a.m... When I got to work, most of the things I usua... Read more

  • Gaining 60lbs didn't happen overnight...

    4/22/2015 2:38:32 PM, by LEOPARDSKINZ

    After coming home from Cameroon in 2012...I was at my lightest, 150lbs...I was happy...eager for a change...I thought I was going to keep it off...I was teaching abroad...And if I can remember anything that helped was eating cooked meals...fresh foods...and walking which made a difference...... Read more

  • Still feeling motivated

    4/22/2015 1:32:35 PM, by COVLOLLY

    I feel like I'm having a good week. I'm not being tempted and have said no to cake and biscuits, something I find really hard to do. I really hope that I can keep this up. I want to lose about 3 stone and need to keep this motivation going. ... Read more

  • Rough Week

    4/22/2015 12:14:23 PM, by ANA3400

    Start weight: 168.7 Last weight: 168.2 Current weight: 167.8 This was a really rough week for me physically. I wound up in the emergency room last week because of my POTS last Wed night. I felt really awful for a few days after that. We did increase my medicine for it and I felt like I had ... Read more

  • Day 430 - It's So Hard Sometimes

    4/22/2015 10:42:25 AM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 166.1 I'm so frustrated I could scream. I really want to cry. I have to admit, I feel kind of hopeless. I thought I'd have lost at least 10 pounds by now but I guess I can't seem to get my act together. Last Friday I was 164.2 which meant I was only 0.8 pounds away from 10 pounds lost. ... Read more

  • Sharing a couple meals.

    4/22/2015 10:40:16 AM, by HEALTH4MEMA

    Yes, I'm one of those food bloggers that like to photograph what I cook and eat. If I get to control the TV, it's always on Food Network. Love Love Love new recipes and just being in the kitchen. This morning was a veggie omelet. And last night for dinner, herbed turkey burger wi... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/22/2015 9:54:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day of mixed weather here today and not too warm outside. so i am getting some clothes ready to wear for the cooler weather and i am getting caught up on my laundry. my daughter says hi to all of mommy's friends. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. i am continuing to work on my o... Read more

  • Tracking inches

    4/22/2015 9:37:11 AM, by BONNIE_CAT

    I have not posted in a few days, but I measured the other day and I have lost 14 inches total in 1 month. Ok granted that is measuring my hips, waist, arm thigh and neck but 14 INCHES!! YEAH 104 !!! I have not been weighing because I become obsessed with #'s and decided that when I see my primar... Read more

  • Spring is a time for new life and new hope.

    4/22/2015 7:02:18 AM, by BEARWHISPERER

    Spring is a time to get outside and get some fresh air and breath new life into everything. Regardless of how you felt over the winter Spring gives you a fresh new perspective on life and everything around you. This is my granddaughter and Joey - one of my precious fur babies by one of my f... Read more

  • Day 22 Rebounding

    4/22/2015 2:51:08 AM, by MBHERBST

    What up random internet people! So Day 22 of this crazy adventure is here. Still down 8 pounds in three weeks. Haven't made much more progress last week. I think my motivation plateaued and I was eating more than 1200 calories like 4 out of 7 days. I wasn't over by much but it was still enough ... Read more

  • Visit from my brother

    4/22/2015 1:21:55 AM, by ALIHIKES

    My brother and his wife came to visit this weekend, their son (my nephew) moved to my city earlier this to work as a reporter on our local newspaper. So a nice benefit for me (in addition to seeing lots of my nephew, who is an intelligent and interesting young man) is more frequent visits from my br... Read more

  • Day 3 of the Countdown to My Red Skinny Jeans!!

    4/21/2015 10:21:01 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, I'm happy to report that today was a MUCH better day than yesterday!! I woke up this morning and got in my Turbo Fire and I made one healthy choice after another to end the day within my calorie range!! 244 Not only that but I am fulfilling goal no. 4 with this blog so I am 4/4 w... Read more

  • keep trying

    4/21/2015 5:39:30 PM, by LORYDORY21

    I walked over 6000 steps burned 287 calories, still going to work some more in a couple hours, walking every two hours makes u feel good plus lose weight. Not drinking water lately but later tonite will get in 8 glasses.... Read more

  • Week four...not quite understanding things

    4/21/2015 2:42:22 PM, by TMOUNTS0717

    So, I have week 4 behind me. Over the past week, I have pushed myself by walking, resisting temptation a LOT, trying new and healthier things, and I felt like I had made a lot more progress this week than in the previous weeks. However, when I weighed in, the scales showed I have gained back 5 pound... Read more

  • Tuesday in MIchigan

    4/21/2015 1:54:13 PM, by PICKIE98

    Well, today we started out with clear skies, within five minutes, we had rain, then sun, then rain, then sun , then hail. A few minutes ago I looked out the kitchen window and thought I saw snow falling..It was just rain.. falling very slowly like snow. I changed work tactics today: drank... Read more

  • Relentless day 111, Rest, Walk, Isometrics

    4/21/2015 12:49:35 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    They call it a rest day or off day but its really a break from heavy Lifting. On off days you still exercise. I choose to walk 60-min & incorporate isometrics. It's a way to get your Central Nervous System (CNS) in tune with your workouts. What tires a person out is the CNS firing to keep... Read more

  • Day 429 - Self-Forced Binging?

    4/21/2015 10:17:15 AM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 165.8 The last few days have been trying, to say the least. I fell off the wagon, lost control, my date got canceled, I missed Thunder altogether, and TOM happened. Basically, it was a whole lot of life throwing crap at me I didn't want to deal with and me responding to it by being a tw... Read more

  • Money and Pounds...

    4/21/2015 10:01:04 AM, by LEOPARDSKINZ

    Today I am attempting not to spend money...I bought fruit and tea today with me on campus...I did try to make a pot of beans last night, but when I fell asleep while it was cooking-let's just say I had to throw the beans and the pot away. Anyway, whenever ever I buy food-on campus, at a restaurant, ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    4/21/2015 9:36:39 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly sunny and cooler day here today. my daughter is a very happy person. her happiness has rubbed off on me and on those around her. all the birds say hi. in a short while, i am heading outdoors. i have some errands to run. i am getting caught up in both of my online courses. it was a full day ... Read more


    4/20/2015 10:50:17 PM, by LILLYROSEGRAM

    I definitely would get more exercise and lose weight more quickly if Dancing With The Stars was on every night with a Spring Break theme. I loved the music and danced along with the couples. There are some seriously terrific dancers on this season. DANCE ON! 352 355 351 354 350 353 ... Read more

  • Mixed Bag of a Day

    4/20/2015 10:40:56 PM, by BMCC488

    This morning I got up at seven fifteen and made coffee, had a bowl of cereal, and tried to relax before the appointment about medical insurance. My brother took the boys out for a drive around eight thirty or a little after so I went in his room. I did a one mile walking video from on demand, and ab... Read more

  • windy day

    4/20/2015 9:31:51 PM, by LORYDORY21

    It was so windy outside I didn't walk as much but I still drank 8 glasses of water.Hopefully tomorrow will be better. Got a great receipe for Taco Salad, can't wait to try.... Read more

  • Day 2 of the Countdown to My Red Skinny Jeans!!

    4/20/2015 8:53:58 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, So today is only day 2 of the challenge and I feel like I'm failing big-time already. I hate EXAMS!! I absolutely do!! Anyway next week Tuesday is my first exam and my studying isn't going as well as I want it to at all which is stressing me out COMPLETELY!! The fact it's going at... Read more

  • Relentless day 110, 2x4 Routine, Workout 4, Deadlift & Close Grip Bench

    4/20/2015 6:12:20 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Did well on the deadlift; upped my 1RM to 235 Lbs. 104 Have a ways to go to match my 280Lb deadlift I set on Jan 17, 2014. Back then I was knocking on the door of 300 Lbs. They found the cancer two day's later taking the wind out of my sails. But that was the past. 521 Deadlift T... Read more

  • Monday

    4/20/2015 1:47:27 PM, by PICKIE98

    came home from work early,, was disoriented and had very low BS. DD picked me up and we will go to pick my car up later. I started work at 5, it messes my blood sugar up badly. I just have to last until next week to get doc to order different schedule for work. IT may take a couple weeks fo... Read more

  • so proud of myself

    4/20/2015 10:19:57 AM, by LORYDORY21

    Im so proud of me today, I already walked 20 minutes and 15 minutes on stationary bike plus drank 4 glasses of water all before 9:55am. I have so much energy I try and exercise every 2 hours since I'm retired I have the time. I hate water so I add fit and active flavoring grape flavor only 5 c... Read more

  • it's monday

    4/20/2015 10:04:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a rainy day here today. that is okay with me and with my daughter. i am taking it easy today,before i head off to work this afternoon. having to go in an hour earlier each day i work is a challenge for me. yet i will do so,at least for this week. my daughter is really enjoying school these days. all... Read more

  • Looking back into the mirrors of yesterday.

    4/20/2015 6:59:43 AM, by BEARWHISPERER

    If only we could just pull out that old mirror and be young and thin again. I thought this was a cute post, because sometimes I look at pictures and think - how did I get from there to here without stopping it? And then you may say - doesn't matter how or why - we are here - but does it?... Read more

  • Day 1 of the Countdown to My Red Skinny Jeans

    4/19/2015 11:24:13 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, So today marks the beginning of a new chapter in my weight loss journey. Having completed my 90 Day Challenge yesterday it's time for a new goal. I weighed doing another 90 Day Challenge, doing a 30 Day Challenge and some other ideas but I finally decided to do something which was... Read more

  • Learning from Others

    4/19/2015 11:22:39 PM, by LILLYROSEGRAM

    “Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciproca... Read more

  • Exercising and alot of activity is key

    4/19/2015 11:00:10 PM, by LORYDORY21

    Haven't posted since the 11th, but today I finally figured out how to get out of rut. I think it will help. I need to stay more active throughout the day, just don't do 1 hour workout and do nt do anything else. So today I figured I would work out by doing some kind of exercise every 2 hours all day... Read more

  • Partially Rainy Day

    4/19/2015 9:41:14 PM, by BMCC488

    This morning didn't get off to the greatest of starts. I was woken up by noisy kids nearly an hour and a half early. On the weekends I try to get 6 hours of sleep a night because I stay up late and almost inevitably get woken up right around then or earlier. So last night was five hours due to the e... Read more

  • A Short Quiz (for fun)!

    4/19/2015 9:09:22 PM, by IMAVISION

    38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 304 for checking this out. May the Creator God bless your coming week with delights you haven't even considered possible! 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 38 58 As a nation how many hamburgers do Americans eat each year? 1) 25 mil... Read more

  • Day 1

    4/19/2015 8:36:15 PM, by 1LOOKINGFORWARD

    Well, It's day one of a new journey. I know that I need to set aside tine each day for reflection. This journey has to be more than just a weight loss journey in order to be successful. I am almost 43 years old, dealing with the same ole' struggles. Every day I need to set nutrition, fitness, spirit... Read more

  • The Gorge Took Over...

    4/19/2015 7:23:28 PM, by LEOPARDSKINZ

    I've been pretty good so far...but today I went to a baseball game...and well...I didn't have popcorn...I had a nachos with steak and cheese, a loaded hot dog, and half of a carmel and powder sugar funnel cake. ;( I was with my friend...she is great, but sometimes my willingness to go along for the ... Read more

  • New Start

    4/19/2015 6:30:35 PM, by COVLOLLY

    I'm approaching a significant birthday next year and I want to look my best when it happens so here I am back on the wagon and trying to lose the excess weight I have gained over the years. I've tried, with little success, to get to the perfect weight, but it alludes me! Here's to trying again!!!... Read more

  • Ideas for exercise

    4/19/2015 5:02:40 PM, by MAIDAMONTREAL

    For most of my life I have had memberships at various gyms around the city. I am currently a member of a gym down the street from me. The problem I have with this is that in the beginning I go but then eventually I stop going for months on end and there goes my money down the drain. Sometimes I p... Read more


    4/19/2015 4:08:30 PM, by MAINLADY

    Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome back and many birthday wishes. 107... Read more

  • Another Day In Paradise

    4/19/2015 3:56:44 PM, by BOBBYWAYNEBUSBY

    Have not been registering my food intake or exercise for some time now, just have not felt up to doing this and have no idea why. In March took a trip to Texas, had a terrible trip there, great visit, terrible trip back to Florida. After the trip have not felt myself, was not feeling good, hurt all ... Read more

  • Relentless day 109, Rest, Walk, Isometrics

    4/19/2015 11:07:46 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Today was 60-Min walk day & interspersed during the walk were Isometrics. 224 Single Arm Hang; 3 Sets 10-Sec hold per arm - with partial body weight. Single Leg Calf Raise; 5 Sets, 20 Sec hold per leg. Nordic Hamstring; 3 Sets, 15 Sec hold. Pushup Pec Glute Squeeze, 5 Sets, 20 S... Read more


    4/19/2015 7:55:53 AM, by MAINLADY

    Today I turned 74 years old and feel very blessed to be here. The past year has been a difficult one with many trials along the way. Some I thought I'd never get through, but holding onto my faith I stumbled through. I'm looking forward today to a whole new, better year. We recently moved into... Read more

  • Sunday

    4/19/2015 7:34:42 AM, by PICKIE98

    I feel great this morning, still a little bleary-eyed from sleep, but have the washer going, go the mail/paper, tested my blood sugar, took my meds, got dressed and just opened up a pile of bills to be paid. OH BOY! It is 7:00 A.M. DD has been busy drawing up the seeping water from parts ... Read more

  • Bring on the bling.

    4/19/2015 6:55:50 AM, by BEARWHISPERER

    I've been busy working that last few days and realized I haven't blogged. Doing a lot of work to get my flower beds in shape. Lugged and spread 25 bags of mulch, but have to get another load to finish up the other flower beds. Daffodils and hyacinths are blooming beautifully. I took some pictu... Read more

  • Days 78-90 of my 90 Day Challenge!! Overall Progress Pics and Summary of the Challenge

    4/18/2015 10:58:31 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, So after righting such a downer blog and not blogging for 12 days y'all must have thought that I'd fallen off the wagon completely but that hasn't been the case I just haven't had much time to blog. Anyway today is the last day of my 90 Day Challenge! Day 90 on the dot. It has bee... Read more

  • The Wisdom of Lincoln

    4/18/2015 10:39:38 PM, by LILLYROSEGRAM

    This month and year is the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Lincoln. I have absorbed every article I have seen about the remembrance events being held and the man himself. Over the past several years I eagerly read several books about Mr. Lincoln. I don't know exactly why I h... Read more

  • Staying Active and Mental NSV

    4/18/2015 10:28:32 PM, by BMCC488

    Last night I had sinus pressure all night and didn't sleep too well, but not awful either. I'm still pretty certain I'm sick but I felt almost completely normal today... so I keep questioning myself, am I sick? But really I know in my mind I am even if my body doesn't feel awful. I'm thankful for th... Read more

  • Day 426 - Not A Good Day

    4/18/2015 9:29:16 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 164.4 Today has not been a good day. My date got canceled, I've been binge eating for 2 days, and things generally aren't going my way. Unfortunately, I just don't have much to say today. I'm hoping tomorrow's a better day and I can get back on track. I'm just so over everything right n... Read more

  • Relentless day 108, 2x4 Routine, Workout 3, Bench Press & Front Squat

    4/18/2015 7:42:11 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Did the two compound exercises as called for: Barbell Bench Press; 5 Sets, 40 Reps, 3,020 Lbs Barbell Front Press; 5 Sets, 30 Reps, 1,975 Lbs. This is a new exercise for me. I went light until I get used to the body mechanics - It's a tad different then the back squat. The heaviest weig... Read more

  • Spark Activity Tracker Review

    4/18/2015 5:34:04 PM, by ALIHIKES

    I finally bought a spark activity tracker, here is my honest review. 543 Pluses: 1. It is an excellent value 2. It is a great size – small and light 3. It was easy to set up (once I gave up on trying to fit the USB port on the dongle into the tracker, that is! – I highly recomm... Read more

  • Fake it until you become it

    4/18/2015 4:08:57 PM, by NEELIXNKES

    Amy Cuddy did a Ted Talk a few years back and I ran across it today. It's pretty powerful and motivating. I tried power posing for a few minutes a few times over the past month (blame Grey's Anatomy) but what I learned is that on those really rough days - it did make an impact, even if it was to sto... Read more

  • Busy Saturday!

    4/18/2015 1:53:30 PM, by PICKIE98

    DD and I went on our weekly shopping run. Went to the fruit market, then ALdi, but I then realized I should have gone to the credit union yesterday as I had planned. I found some beautiful sirloin tip roasts on sale at ALdi, but they only take cash, debit cards or state assistance cards..I had on... Read more

  • Day 12 of Resparking

    4/18/2015 8:55:45 AM, by CLUTTRELL8

    Yesterday, did you: Drink 10 glasses of water? 248 Walk for 10 minutes? 248 Reach your daily steps goal? 248 Write a blog? 248 Avoid trigger foods? 42 Shower? 248 Take all meds? 248 For Today Goals & Desires: Today I want to work on eating better. Yesterday was no... Read more

  • Another Eventful Day

    4/17/2015 10:09:00 PM, by BMCC488

    This morning, I woke up at about six-ish to a kid fussing in the room and turned the white noise on my iPod. I had my alarm set for almost exactly two hours after that, and it's a vibrating alarm... Either I slept through it or turned it off and went back to sleep, but thinking I slept through it be... Read more

  • Perfectionism In An Imperfect World

    4/17/2015 9:37:54 PM, by LILLYROSEGRAM

    This week I had two days on which I exceeded my calorie goals for the day. Because I have been within my goal range for so many weeks, I was disappointed that I had allowed myself to go over. My tendency toward perfectionism has not served me well in many areas of my life in the past, includin... Read more

  • Day 11 of Resparking

    4/17/2015 9:32:48 PM, by CLUTTRELL8

    Yesterday, did you: Drink 10 glasses of water? 248 Walk for 10 minutes? 248 Reach your daily steps goal? 248 Write a blog? 248 Avoid trigger foods? 248 Shower? 248 Take all meds? 42 For Today Goals & Desires: Run a lot of errands. Get some writing done. Ob... Read more

  • Lost it!

    4/17/2015 8:29:34 PM, by COLOGRAMMY

    Today was a snow day. I have been up since 4:28 waiting to see if Rick was going to sub. He didn't because of all the snow. I chatted with my sister and she told me she is doing so well on losi g weight plus 5.5 inches ff her hips. I feel huge! No motivation. Have sat all afternoon. What is wrong wi... Read more

  • Relentless day 107, Rest, Walk, Isometrics

    4/17/2015 6:04:55 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Today I did a 60-Min walk followed by Isometrics. 91 Single Arm Hang; 3 Sets 10-Sec hold per arm - with partial body weight. Single Leg Calf Raise; 5 Sets, 20 Sec hold per leg. Nordic Hamstring; 3 Sets, 15 Sec hold. Pushup Pec Glute Squeeze, 5 Sets, 20 Sec hold. Crucifix; ... Read more

  • Get Moving

    4/17/2015 3:07:40 PM, by SKYLA_NIGHTOWL

    Got outside again today. It finally stopped raining so hubby and I got outside and had a short (well, 1.38 Mile) walk around the neighborhood. I made ok food choices this morning (a chocolate chip eggo with a banana). Not great, but ok. My lunch at Panera was much better though. Our Panera is across... Read more

  • Vegan Week

    4/17/2015 12:58:23 PM, by 56ROSE

    Vegan Week, sponsored by Compassion over Killing, is fast approaching and I will be participating again this year. Last year, I avoided meat for over 5 weeks! I now consider myself a Flexitarian. I eat meat, but only small portions and not at every meal. I'm looking forward to this challenge which b... Read more

  • Thanks

    4/17/2015 12:17:51 PM, by JMAHNKEN

    Thanks for all the B-Day wishes! I got a laptop for my birthday and I am on a business trip in Las Vegas right now. But having a hard time getting the laptop to click on the sliders and stuff in here to do my logging, even had a hard time just getting into the site. So I am not going to lag every... Read more

  • Work Stress

    4/17/2015 11:39:37 AM, by KNITTINGKITTY

    I have been off work for the first part of this week. In recent years, my workplace has become stressful. The main reason for this, sad to say, is that the current manager turns every situation into a crisis. It's been happening for years, but I finally realized why, and now hopefully I can deal wit... Read more

  • Day 425 - Motivational Quotes

    4/17/2015 11:02:50 AM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 164.2 Yesterday I went online to look up some motivational quotes to write up a list so I would have it to look at when I feel like giving up. I have to admit, that was a very effective exercise! There are so many motivational quotes out there that I feel it's impossible to not feel a l... Read more

  • it's friday

    4/17/2015 9:00:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have some errands to complete this morning,before i go to work later this afternoon. i enjoyed spending some one on one time with my daughter the other day and i know she enjoyed it,too. all of the birds say hi. the weekend is here! hurray! I'm back to my regular work hours today and tomorrow. i n... Read more

  • Friday

    4/17/2015 6:56:34 AM, by PICKIE98

    I made a doc appointment yesterday, but, alas, it is not until the 27th. I also asked them to fax me a doc's order for labs that I need and he will want to see when I am there... We are supposed to get 70 degree temps today..Cannot wait to get out of work this afternoon!... Read more