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  • JOHN

    10/1/2016 9:23:57 AM, by SMIDGON

    The papers have been signed for the HOSPICE "COMFORT CARE" TO BEGIN. WHILE he's on a regular diet he is only able to eat a little. Sometimes it is only pudding and milk. He's always been a big eater, now it's so disturbing to see him this way. He has the trouble chewing and swallowing. ... Read more

  • Sleep!

    10/1/2016 9:17:55 AM, by PICKIE98

    I slept almost nine hours last night! I broke down and took two P.M. Acetaminophen. I dare not take them the nights before I work or I would never get up. My knee pain has decreased a little and I am ready to do no great physical things today. We have not seen any sunshine since last weekend so... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    10/1/2016 8:08:37 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    My wife and I had words, but I didn't get to use mine. 334 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Streak Restarted

    10/1/2016 5:29:35 AM, by JULMATT

    My reboot streak last a total of 3 days, before the pain put me down on my side, again. Starting again, is part of life. So, that's what I'm doing. Today is a new day and I'm going to do my best to eat healthy and fit in the exercise (even if a small amount) today. Thanks you all for your suppo... Read more

  • How Can You Combat Negative Feelings? part 4

    10/1/2016 5:03:04 AM, by PACANELA

    Focus On a Sure Hope for the Future I have learned to do this. i have taken to heart what one sparky wrote me . When i fail at the diet to not get stuck in guilty feelings. To just reset the next day. Start over again. 211 Even when we are under the most trying circumstances, we... Read more

  • How Can You Combat Negative Feelings? part 3

    10/1/2016 4:18:42 AM, by PACANELA

    Another key to becoming God’s friend involves talking to him regularly. Talking to Him means it' isn't praying the same thing over and over but having instead a conversation with God. The Bible assures us that “no matter what it is that we ask according to his will, [God] hears us.” (1 Joh... Read more

  • How Can You Combat Negative Feelings? part 2

    10/1/2016 3:52:10 AM, by PACANELA

    Develop a Close Friendship With God How do we benefit if we see ourselves as God sees us? We will find it easier to take the next step in overcoming negative feelings—building a close friendship with God. Is that really possible? As a loving Father, Jehovah God is eager to help... Read more

  • How Can You Combat Negative Feelings? part one

    10/1/2016 2:48:46 AM, by PACANELA

    DO YOU ever struggle with negative feelings? Really, who does not? We live in a time of economic hardship, violence, and injustice. Then it should not surprise us that countless people are drowning in overwhelming sadness, lots of guilt, and a sense of personal worthlessness. Such feelings ca... Read more

  • Three Days in and Feeling Confident

    9/30/2016 11:36:42 PM, by BMCC488

    Good news... my migraine went away late last night, however I woke up around 2am with really bad pressure in my right sinuses around my eye. Ugh. So I took some Tylenol and Sudafed and tried, in vain, to get comfortable again. I ended up going to the living room to watch TV and sit in my mom's chair... Read more

  • Trying to decide

    9/30/2016 10:45:55 PM, by HEALTH_NOW

    I joined SP several years ago and my BMR was determined then. I reconnected to SP this summer and the BMR is 600 calories too much for me now. If I reset it, I loose all my tracking info. I can live with starting at level one for SP points, but I'm so proud of my fitness minutes, I really don't want... Read more

  • motivation

    9/30/2016 8:59:23 PM, by MERRYMARY42

    I am still motivated with Sparks, it just seems like those last 6 or 7 pounds are here to stay, I am doing 5% challenge (fall) and a no sweets and get your fiber, they all help, I just wish I had more time to work on my Sparks it is certainly what keeps me from sitting and eating candy etc.... Read more

  • Working hard to stay on track

    9/30/2016 8:36:52 PM, by MLIEN913

    I feel miserable today. It's either serious sinus infection or flu. Right now I feel feverish but cold. Regardless I have to stay on track. I don't feel like exercising but I have. I don't really want to eat either but I have to keep up my energy to fight this. On the better news front, it finall... Read more

  • PT day

    9/30/2016 6:14:22 PM, by PICKIE98

    I had a very hard workout today at PT. Casey introduced two new exercises, and used a tool to release tension in my muscles. The pain is about a 9 today after that. I picked up some Rx's and a few staples and gassed up my car. I hauled boxes and bags in the house and also from Dad's house. ... Read more

  • God made a way out for me

    9/30/2016 5:56:03 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS36

    There was a way out for me it is called an exemption from working and my advanced nurse purse practitioner for pain management signed off on it. The state as ot today accepted it meaning I am out of the program for one year and I no longer need to look for work now since I am exempt from it. I am no... Read more

  • Gains and Losses

    9/30/2016 5:43:30 PM, by MOMSPIRATION

    I had tried to post this earlier, but it didn't go through properly and didn't keep anything I wrote - so I am re-writing this. Maybe it will be better, maybe not... Who knows?! Just me, God, and my computer - I suppose. This is sort of a chart, if you will... er, maybe a list. Over the ... Read more

  • Holding On, Not Moving Down!

    9/30/2016 4:32:21 PM, by LAW06211

    Well my last lost pound was on August 31, 2016 and I haven't lost a pound since regardless of what I do. I still track my food and do my exercising and drink my water. I will admit not my exercising, not like I should have because I got discouraged after weeks of no loss. I know this happens all the... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/30/2016 2:00:57 PM, by MOMMY445

    another week is almost done. on the weekend, my daughter and i are going to the movies. she is really looking forward to it and so am i. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone and a wonderful weekend!... Read more

  • All Things In Moderation

    9/30/2016 1:51:57 PM, by ADALOUISE

    I understand the concept of moderation. I know what it means. In many of my life areas I practice it well. My food at this point in time is even being done in moderation. I eat foods I like and practice portion control. Sometimes I feel a little deprived because there is no Gluten Free alternat... Read more

  • Kat's Musings

    9/30/2016 1:29:23 PM, by KATHRYNMCCLEAD

    So today I've decided to give this a go...set my goals and a fitness plan. My goal is to loose 10 lbs by the end of October.... Read more

  • Mini challenge revamp for BLC

    9/30/2016 1:20:09 PM, by CLANPHERE

    I did a mini challenge a few wks ago that had 3 goals. (1) to go down to a 14, possibly 12 jean size. Well not there yet! (2) To focus on my nutrition, eating the foods that fuel my body. This is still a work in progress. I still slip up, still have set backs but instead of beating myself up ove... Read more

  • Slip-Sliding

    9/30/2016 11:52:16 AM, by HALFTWO

    So...it had to happen. I gained. I made all the decisions to make it so. I shouldn't have been surprised. One of my good friends has a place "Up North" that we go to as often as we can. It's a cabin in the mountains on a lake or anything. It's actually the house she grew up in. But ... Read more

  • Today!

    9/30/2016 11:20:54 AM, by LCDDUB

    Here's to all you Sparkers going into your week-end. Today for me is another "2%" day. Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • Upper fix

    9/30/2016 10:49:05 AM, by ALLICAT37

    Did my 21 day upper fix today! Loving this! This is a hard program legs sore from yesterday, but! Well worth the pain!!... Read more

  • Slightly Confident?!

    9/30/2016 10:22:07 AM, by MARITATOMES

    So this week was probably not the best time to start a healthy lifestyle change. So many stress inducing things this week that could have thrown me right back into my old habits of comfort eating and self indulging tendencies. I could go on and list the reasons that I had, but they are really excus... Read more

  • Smaller clothes

    9/30/2016 9:50:38 AM, by LOISALLEN

    Went shopping yesterday and fit into pants two sizes smaller. Also an extra large top. One of my goals is to fit into size large top. Not quite there but getting closer... Read more

  • thankful

    9/30/2016 9:21:44 AM, by NURTUREKATE

    I'm thinking about gratitude today. Grateful for my travels that will begin tomorrow. Grateful for my stamina. Grateful for the 5lbs I have lost, and grateful for the renewed energy I felt from shifting my eating habits so far. I'm grateful for my noisy little cat who just can't cuddle without bitin... Read more

  • Expectations of the impossible

    9/30/2016 8:30:15 AM, by CHERRYMCJONES

    Don't get me wrong, I am happy and doing very well on this journey. I have a good support team (Indigo's), a routine that is working that has all the pieces, a plan for temptations and mis-steps, and have seen some excellent progress in my weight, health, attitude and hope for the future....but....... Read more

  • Just feeling happy in life today

    9/30/2016 8:18:28 AM, by BRIAR150

    Today I just feel happy. So far, things have been going my way today, which is kind of rare lol. I have had great support and encouragement from so many wonderful people on SP. I upgraded to SP premium and I love it. It is so nice to have the support and motivation from others that know the struggle... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    9/30/2016 8:09:40 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Answering machine message: "I am not available right now, but thank you for caring enough to call. I am making some changes in my life. Please leave a message after the beep. If I do not return your call, you are one of the changes." 334 386 Sparkers ... Read more

  • 29 Sep 2016 Daily Accountability

    9/30/2016 1:22:59 AM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    I have missed another day, wish it was for the same reason as Tues (sleeping better). It was because of not sleeping. I made it until 4 pm Tues and then HAD to sleep, so I slept all night (dh's birthday, no less). Slept most of the night and got up at 9am, back to bed at 10 pm and ... Read more

  • had my surgery and am recovering

    9/30/2016 12:40:21 AM, by WOWMANACAT

    I had my surgery on the 13th and am recovering just fine. I do have to take it easy for about 6 weeks but I will see what I will be able to do on the 5th. That is the day of my 2 week check up, yet it will be 3 weeks after. Starting Oct 1 I will be working on tracking and eating better once again. I... Read more

  • Successful Day on Track, Despite the Migraine

    9/29/2016 10:36:50 PM, by BMCC488

    The migraine is still in full force. It ebbed and flowed since yesterday evening. When I got done watching Code Black with my mom, it was pretty low pain level. I couldn't get to sleep so I played some games and watched Friends on Netflix before trying to lay down again. This morning the headache wa... Read more

  • Simple pleasures of life

    9/29/2016 10:10:34 PM, by ERCELLAJS

    Some simple pleasures of life that I enjoy. *In the summer crawling into bed with bamboo sheets, cool and lightweight *In the winter crawling into bed with very soft and warm plush sheets *Smell of fresh mowed grass *A child's smile *The smile of a happy and satisfied customer *Hugs ... Read more

  • Beach day.

    9/29/2016 9:06:03 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    Had a great day at the beach. Walked and walked. Saw dolphins, jellyfish, big crabs and lots of different birds. It was a great day. Collected all kinds of shells. I couldn't be happier. ... Read more

  • Good day Thursday!

    9/29/2016 3:56:29 PM, by PICKIE98

    I had another easy day at work, but my knee was throbbing before I started working. I came home from work to have Dd greet me at the door telling me we got an additional THREE cases of paper towels delivered via Fedex again this morning. This puts us at 180 rolls! Since the VP told me they ... Read more

  • My new way to stop snacking - don't laugh, it works.

    9/29/2016 2:36:03 PM, by BETHUMZ

    Lipstick! I'm not talking the cheap, 99 cent stuff. I'm talking the bigger name brand stuff that you shell out more money for and don't want to waste by stuffing your mouth with greasy potato chips and smearing it kind! I got a sample of some of the new Urban Decay Vice lipstick and LOVED IT, s... Read more

  • new goals..new focus

    9/29/2016 2:00:16 PM, by CORKYLEE

    The last 2 months have been brutal..too busy for comfort...lost and gained too much weight...was just lost. New direction! I am not going to care about the number on the scale but on my real concerns...ability to move! move without pain! improve food choices! I am not going to worry about the a... Read more

  • End of a tunnel

    9/29/2016 12:39:00 PM, by SHYETHYME

    Well the sugar cravings have not ceased but it's not the main focus on my mind now. The first week all I thought about was soft drinks and cookies. I thought I'd want to eat all the candy when the month ends but I've been in candy rows lately and just not interested. This sugar free challenge seems ... Read more

  • Counting my blessings

    9/29/2016 11:15:10 AM, by MLIEN913

    I just heard about a horrible train crash at Hoboken terminal in New Jersey. Three people died and over 100 were injured; some seriously. Hearing things like that makes you really count your blessings every day. I've been praying for everyone involved in the accident and their family. Back when I c... Read more

  • 21 day fix!

    9/29/2016 10:44:01 AM, by ALLICAT37

    OK have been doing the 21 day fix! Love it and the results are in for one week,I have lost 5 pounds! Let's see what the next week results will be?! Stay tuned! Excited for this weight loss journey!!... Read more

  • a nice day

    9/29/2016 10:43:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    i got to hear from a good friend of mine yesterday morning. my daughter has two field trips coming up in october. one will be to the zoo that she went to before, with her other class last year and separately with me. the other one is to explore nature. today, she mentioned something about a camping ... Read more

  • Today!

    9/29/2016 9:48:22 AM, by LCDDUB

    It's a day to be grateful and go for the 2%! Hoping all you Sparkers have a great day, get your exercise in and enjoy this gift... Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    9/29/2016 9:14:29 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    224 244 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • First Day Fully "On Track"

    9/29/2016 1:11:11 AM, by BMCC488

    While I wasn't in my calorie range for today, I'm only 450 calories over and I tracked EVERYTHING. I have not gotten many steps today as I spent a couple hours putting my new bed frame together (it arrived this afternoon) and then as soon as I finished I got a headache that turned into a migraine...... Read more

  • Day 3 of new me

    9/28/2016 9:39:53 PM, by MLIEN913

    I slipped up today. Dinner was 2 cups of mashed potatoes. But, I didn't add anything else to the mess so I stayed within my calories for the day. I didn't get as much exercise done today as I would have liked. For weight training I did some lifts with a weighted bar instead of hand weights. It didn... Read more

  • As seen on NYC Subway Today

    9/28/2016 7:12:54 PM, by HEALTH_NOW

    " Wait for a table! You don't even wait for a walk signal!" Hilarious & so true! An ad for Seemless food delivery service.... Read more

  • The Days Go Faster Now...

    9/28/2016 6:26:37 PM, by SUNSHINE192DAY

    Benjamin is such a good boy! He sleeps most of the night but wakes about 3 am until about 4:30-5 am to eat and be changed. But he sleeps from 11 pm until then and then from about 5 am-7 am usually. He also takes a pretty big morning and afternoon nap. So far so good! We went to Benny's doctor today ... Read more

  • Did a lot today

    9/28/2016 5:54:48 PM, by DOROTHY58X

    And I'm exhausted now... Read more

  • I am stuck! The state won't let me out of this mess! I can only rely on God now.

    9/28/2016 4:18:13 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS36

    The blog title says it all. However I have chosen to rely on God through it all since He is the only way I will keep my sanity. He is the only way I will be able to do what is right even when I want to quit. 20 hours a week is a lot of work. I also know that this will probably hard to balance out if... Read more

  • a lovely day

    9/28/2016 2:52:00 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter wants to see a movie that is coming out this weekend. it is the first movie she has shown some interest in that is not to do with harry potter. something to do with a miss peregerine, i believe. as for me, i do not mind taking her to see it. a day where i just have a few things to do and... Read more

  • Wednesday afternoon

    9/28/2016 2:22:45 PM, by PICKIE98

    A very easy day at work; One of the best I have had in years, as a matter of fact. When I arrived at my home, DD showed me the four cases of paper towels that finally arrived from the contest I won. Viva came through and we got 108 rolls of towels! I was supposed to get 3 cases with a total of... Read more

  • Vacation

    9/28/2016 1:46:38 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    Oh my gosh this vacation is so much harder to stay within my calories. We are only day two on the road. Yesterday it was like I was hungry all day. I know it was bored. I stayed in my calorie range but. Today I'm at 500 calories already. I know that's good but I usually save for evening cause that... Read more

  • From the top, one more time.

    9/28/2016 11:04:47 AM, by SYLVIAHERMAN

    Well, I have to give myself credit, I've lost this weight over and over again, and even at 68, I feel like I can do it again. I feel like I should ask myself why I can't keep it off, but fear that would drain my motivation before I begin. At least this time I've stopped gaining before adding back... Read more

  • Today!

    9/28/2016 9:26:34 AM, by LCDDUB

    Working to have a " 2% " day. To do 2% more than I did yesterday. I can't be perfect just try to do better than I have been. Hope all you Sparkers have a great day and get your exercise in. Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    9/28/2016 8:39:11 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    334 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Reboot Day 2 Complete

    9/28/2016 5:53:23 AM, by JULMATT

    Tuesday September 26, 2017 Cardio Minutes = 63 Stretching Minutes = 24 Did a morning working of 15 minutes cardio and 12 minutes stretching. Walked with a new friend for 20 minutes and walked the dog for 6 minutes. Did an evening workout with my mom. 22 minutes because and anot... Read more

  • The Big Gain

    9/27/2016 11:37:04 PM, by BMCC488

    This is going to be a bit of a hard post to type, but I want to get it out there so hopefully it will help me move forward. Since April, I have been battling with eating right and just hadn't had the mental energy to fight myself day-in-and-day-out. I tried off and on to get things under control, bu... Read more

  • Feeling a bit better

    9/27/2016 10:33:22 PM, by DOROTHY58X

    But am hoping for a better tomorrow.... Read more

  • Water

    9/27/2016 9:33:38 PM, by KATRINAKAT23

    I just bought a couch, it is 2nd hand but in great condition. Someone I hired will bring it home tomorrow night after work. I am working until 6:30 this week to make up the 3 hours I took for my Dr.'s appointment. Tomorrow is my last day of 9 hour days. I was taking 1/2 lunches and staying 1/2 ... Read more

  • Wedding

    9/27/2016 8:45:05 PM, by MRGRABIEL1

    Well the count down has started and I need a dress and shoes I've been waiting until the last minute so I can get the right size ... Read more

  • My mind's made up about the situation

    9/27/2016 4:37:36 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS36

    After people telling mom and me what's best and not realizing that I am steadily increasing in size because of my stress and emotional eating. I chose to sound off about this. In the past weeks I have gained weight not lost weight! If I do what people say my stress will cause me to eat more not less... Read more

  • Tuesday afternoon

    9/27/2016 3:00:59 PM, by PICKIE98

    Yesterday was a very productive day. I went to PT and Cindy was my therapist. She put me through the wringer, but the pain was worth it.. I came home, did two loads of laundry( up and down basement stairs), made numerous phone calls to find out about insurance. I am now scheduled to begin the... Read more

  • Today!

    9/27/2016 2:33:49 PM, by LCDDUB

    Posting a little late. Hoping all you Sparkers are getting those workouts in, whatever you can do and keep this going... Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    9/27/2016 1:35:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy! full sunshine and not too hot or cold outside. i am at the library getting some much needed computer work done. one of my online courses starts today. i have gotten started on it and i will be doing some more work on it in a while. my daughter says hi. this week, her... Read more

  • Day 4 of 5% Fall Challenge 9/27/2016

    9/27/2016 1:32:01 PM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    Been a couple of days since I have blogged. Good reason ... been sleeping better. My plan for today is: 40 oz water (more if I can) 48 1000+ steps (more if I can) Post/gift. (5) 48 Make my commitment = 10 min Current goals: Visit Spark Coach daily... 48 Read one... Read more

  • Day 2 of a revised start

    9/27/2016 12:05:54 PM, by MLIEN913

    Yesterday went fairly well. I kept to the low end of my calorie allowance. Exercising went fairly well until my hip locked. Today I did my usual walk in the morning, ate light and drank plenty of water after. Lunch will be mackerel and a salad. I'm also drinking a tonic made of Braggs apple cider v... Read more

  • A true story

    9/27/2016 10:27:46 AM, by TERRY1038

    This is reality. It is the COLD, HARD, UGLY truth of what happened to me and I am sharing it with you in the hope that if you have a child that is overweight or if you are overweight you will listen to my story and not follow my path. I graduated from high school in 1977 and my weight was 105 poun... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    9/27/2016 8:23:39 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    211 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Cooking adventure begins tomorrow morning

    9/27/2016 8:16:44 AM, by BRIAR150

    I have finally purchased my first jar of PB2 for a cooking replacement for real peanut butter. Planning to make a recipe I found on SP for pb protein bars. I've never used PB2 before and really hope it's as good as I've read it's supposed to be because it would really lower the calories and fat for ... Read more

  • Reboot Day 1 Complete

    9/27/2016 7:26:45 AM, by JULMATT

    I am going to try a new method of keeping myself accountability. I am going to log the day before completion. A second way of showing my progress to myself. Okay, maybe this is a third way, because I keep track of the totals to give to my mom, who rewards me every two weeks for logging food hones... Read more

  • Captains Log: Twinkie Tunnel Day One

    9/27/2016 5:07:49 AM, by DARKSIDER87

    Hi everyone! Okay so this is unconventional but I am writing this first blog for my BF to show him how easy it is and also so he can't come up with an excuse why he can't get the website or App to work for him...He has a form of Autism and is very shy so he can come across as shy and closed off but ... Read more

  • SparkPeople Week One

    9/26/2016 7:50:40 PM, by MJOYCE5900

    Today marks 7 days as a SparkPerson 41. I'm also a Weight Watchers member (Lifetime for 3 years now). I lost 36 pounds that I am keeping off by attending meetings every week. Sometimes 2 meetings a week. The SparkPeople website is chock full of information, so I am still working my way around... Read more

  • Living in the New Apartment Now Woohoo!

    9/26/2016 7:47:21 PM, by BMCC488

    Thursday was move in day. We called a couple moving companies the afternoon before and told one we would call them between 9-10am on Thursday morning once we knew for sure what time we would need help unloading the u-box. Well, we called them but they never answered. At least twice, maybe even three... Read more

  • Beautiful Rain!

    9/26/2016 5:11:22 PM, by MNNSAIDE

    My first time being retired that I don't have to venture out! I DID go for a 21 minute walk this morning. I haven't gone for my walk in over a week or so. Wasn't feeling well and needed to get some fresh air. Today is the first day that we didn't hit the triple digits in a long time. ... Read more

  • Ok so being glutened could be worse...

    9/26/2016 4:10:35 PM, by DOROTHY58X

    But I doubt it. My stomach has been through the wringer, really!, since I accidentally ate some on Friday. I wish you all great days and healthy meals.... Read more

  • Determined

    9/26/2016 4:05:57 PM, by MARITATOMES

    Today is the day that I make a change. I know that it is a tough, long road. I love to exercise actually, but my problem is eating. I am making a vow to myself today that I will eat healthier. I can't expect huge strides in the beginning, but i know that a healthy lifestyle will come. Today, my... Read more

  • Back to start

    9/26/2016 2:48:16 PM, by MLIEN913

    I'm starting over again. OK, so I still have an overall loss just not what I had hoped by this point. If I "start over" I should be able to be more committed to the effort. That being said, here are my goals for the next 30 days. 1. Lose 10 lbs even if it's mostly water weight. 2. Eat seafood 2 ti... Read more

  • a rainy day

    9/26/2016 2:02:47 PM, by MOMMY445

    it started to rain here about an hour ago and it will rain for another few hours, at least. my daughter and i are both prepared for the weather today. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i decided to pause the night school sessions i was taking, for a while. i have other stuff going on and i do not ha... Read more

  • So far this year

    9/26/2016 12:23:56 PM, by SAPHRON31

    My progress so far this year has surprised me quite a bit, as of today I've lost 39 lbs since January. In total from my highest weight of 325 lbs, I've lost 89 lbs. I never thought I'd drop that much weight.... then again I never thought I would have that much weight to drop. I'm below the 245... Read more

  • The Weekend

    9/26/2016 12:18:54 PM, by WHOLENEWME2016

    This past weekend was great! On Saturday, a co-worker came to my house and we rode almost 17 miles. Afterword, I felt great! I wasn't even tired! On Sunday, I mowed my lawn and went out for a 12 mile ride, then did my shopping. I burned a lot of calories this weekend and was excited this mornin... Read more

  • I want to get healthy!

    9/26/2016 11:54:37 AM, by BETTYBOOPLOLLY

    The reason I want to get to my weight goal is to fit into some clothes that I am anxious to wear. Next year in April ( thats when I want to reach my goal), Im going to clean out my closet. The clothes that fit me too big or the clothes that dont fit me are getting donated. I have some very nice clot... Read more

  • t

    9/26/2016 11:01:10 AM, by LCDDUB

    It's a new day, a new week, time to make the most of it and enjoy it to the fullest... Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • Monday morning

    9/26/2016 8:17:01 AM, by PICKIE98

    I will be leaving soon for PT. Casey is the new guy there and I have the rest of my sessions with him. He seems very formal, but we will see. My knee hurts terribly already and I have not even started the day.... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    9/26/2016 8:14:18 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    33 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Here comes the rain...

    9/26/2016 7:42:13 AM, by BRIAR150

    I've really been taking advantage of all the beautiful weather we've had lately and have been walking, walking, walking. Today however, it's raining. It's going to be raining all week and turn cold. I will not let this derail my walking efforts, but now I've gotta get a little more creative to get m... Read more

  • Wake up Call

    9/26/2016 7:01:50 AM, by JULMATT

    Wake up call. Wake up call. That is all I have said to myself this morning. Infact it has awakened me to some hardcore facts. More like hit me upside the head with a sledge hammer. I have lost my priorities. It did not start all at once. It has been slowly coming on for almost a year. June of 201... Read more

  • C-pap

    9/26/2016 4:01:55 AM, by HEALTH_NOW

    Like many obese people I have sleep apnea. I have tries c-pap several times, unsuccessfully, over the years. Partly motivated by reports it creates weightloss, but not enough to deal with the hassle. Now my most recent sleep report has significant # of cardiac disrythmias & I am motivated to comply ... Read more

  • Blast from the past was depressing

    9/26/2016 12:50:20 AM, by CHERRYMCJONES

    My old friends from 10+ years ago aren't very nice or good people. They really show me how lucky I am that I took a different path. I am so grateful for my life now - they take it for granted and just party. I feel like a lame grown up - but am totally ok with it. Funny how the world is so diffe... Read more

  • CHANGED MY 10000 STEP GOAL TO 15000

    9/26/2016 12:45:42 AM, by JOANN25

    I realized that for the past week I have done 9,000 plus steps each day. It is time to change the goal set and I have now changed it to 15000 steps per day. I am determined to make this work and will stay positive that I will be able to do this. 521... Read more

  • Sunday

    9/25/2016 9:32:30 PM, by KATRINAKAT23

    My 60th birthday was Friday. I cannot believe I am that age. It seems like yesterday that I was 30. I didn't do anything special, I came home from work and washed a load of clothes and went to bed around 8:20 and got up a couple of hours later. The rest of the weekend I just did some housework... Read more

  • Starting Fresh

    9/25/2016 9:24:55 PM, by SAMOYER19

    Week One - I have lost 3#'s probably water weight--lol--Cleaned out my Fridge and pantry to keep from temptations-- Tomorrow I will make my weekly menu and shop accordingly. Next I will work on some kind of exercise plan, I have to stay organized to hopefully succeed. Anyone have any tips or tricks ... Read more

  • Happy Sunday

    9/25/2016 4:19:11 PM, by MLIEN913

    I hope everyone is having a great day today. It's lovely here in New Jersey today. The sun is shining brightly and fall is in the air. We spent much of today at a 4H club Renaissance Faire. It was a nice little, family type of event. Hopefully we can work the Faire next year. This week off has be... Read more

  • Sunday afternoon

    9/25/2016 3:33:34 PM, by PICKIE98

    I decided to plan today so I did a little bit of everything and lots of some other things. First was my ritual of reading the paper after testing my BS. I organized all of the bills for payment time tomorrow, went to buy three new curtain rods for the Lodge room and DD bedroom. I also bought som... Read more

  • Kodachrome and Red Canyon Parks

    9/25/2016 2:28:07 PM, by ALIHIKES

    In addition to the big national parks in Utah, my sisters and I visited Red Canyon and Kodachrome parks. These were much smaller, but also much less crowded. Red Canyon is on the route between Zion and Bryce National Parks. It is the Dixie National Forest, only about 13 miles from Bryce Canyon... Read more

  • First time

    9/25/2016 1:57:05 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    I spent the weekend in Ypsilanti for the State Fall Olympics. It was a good time. Yesterday I helped the athletes that were doing skills golf. Later we got to cardio drum and the evening ended dancing. I did a lot of walking. I got my first day of over 35,000 steps. I also got my Japan award. My fe... Read more

  • Feeling better...

    9/25/2016 1:17:48 PM, by DOROTHY58X

    But I still have a long way to go. My stomach is still trying to readjust after the glutenizing on Friday.... Read more

  • Today!

    9/25/2016 12:01:27 PM, by LCDDUB

    Hoping all you Sparkers have a great Sunday; get a little exercise and enjoy your day... Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • Weighing In

    9/25/2016 9:43:05 AM, by MOLLY90943

    It's been just about a week when I found SparkPeople. So far, I found a diet buddy, learned how to blog, found great forums for health and friendly seniors, and ... the reason for searching for a site ... to lose weight and I did. Up til a week ago, I was logging in my foods, but not doing i... Read more

  • Challenge

    9/25/2016 9:28:37 AM, by HEALTH_NOW

    I joined the Spark Diabetes Weightloss Challenge. My 1st goal is to get my BS #'s into normal range. 2nd goal is to get out of 256 to 262 lb rollercoaster. 3rd goal 246lbs! 4th goal 220lbs!!!... Read more

  • PRAYERS FOR John

    9/25/2016 8:41:09 AM, by SMIDGON

    John is declining fast. It's just a matter of waiting for God to call him home. He is in the nursing faculty with HOSPICE. It's hard to lose a child, no matter their age. The family needs all the Love and Prayers you can give them. Larry andJANET CHRISTINE and FAMILY C... Read more