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  • Sunday

    3/1/2015 3:49:53 PM, by PICKIE98

    Yesterday was NOT a busy day at all.I consider it a slow day. Every day I am gong from four a.m until about 9pm, non-stop. Weekends are slow times ... I have always been a list person so zipping around mufti-tasking comes naturally. Doing laundry and running the dishwasher,etc come from saving e... Read more

  • Day Two

    3/1/2015 12:17:36 PM, by MEG42208

    I know I've had a good workout when I sweat! And when I feel energized after.... Read more

  • Happy

    3/1/2015 11:11:08 AM, by KELL724

    Greetings from Rochester Mn, I weigh myself today and I am down 14.7 pounds since starting this at the New Year. It has been slow going compared to all the exercise I have done, and I have never worked out this long of a streak and was getting discouraged. It has been a struggle to eat well also but... Read more

  • Yesterday

    3/1/2015 9:32:20 AM, by ECONLADY

    Yesterday the situation with loaning my daughter my car took a lousy turn. My husband is mad at me for loaning her the car and he is being a pain. He has never come out and said he just is unsupportive and rather snide about anything involving my getting around. Yesterday I was making plans to ta... Read more

  • To eat it - or not to eat it

    3/1/2015 6:25:28 AM, by BEARWHISPERER

    Yes, that one item that you know you can't eat just one of. For me it's the Reese's peanut butter cup. Such smooth and creamy peanut butter, wrapped in a blanket of delectable chocolate. Oh wait - no it doesn't taste the same. Who put all the salt in there? Why doesn't it make me feel as ... Read more

  • Last Day of February :)

    2/28/2015 11:43:42 PM, by BMCC488

    Today was just a blah day. I had a lot of irritating things happen today, especially by early afternoon and then the evening was okay. Last night my sleep was awful, I kept waking up. I think I must have been having bad dreams that I just don't remember. All this with my cat by my side and usually I... Read more

  • I am back!

    2/28/2015 11:37:56 PM, by NEWENGLANDISO

    :) In 2013 Nov. Unexpected problem came up and I underwent double brain surgery. I was out of commission for a while. During this time I also had 3 lumps removed from my breast. Benign. :) and in ended with my brother dying of cancer 2014 and having an emergency surgery due to gall bladder/ acut... Read more

  • Feeling good

    2/28/2015 11:21:43 PM, by SBECKER526

    I met friends for breakfast at 8 am on a Saturday at the Tomcat cafe. This restaurant got best in Berks again. The menu is overwhelming. The tables have pictures of musicians. We were at the Elvis table. I had French Toast called "Blind Faith" with cheese, bacon and apple. It was perfect - no... Read more

  • The many faces of me

    2/28/2015 10:47:14 PM, by 56ROSE

    Just thought it would be fun to share some personal photos. I usually run the other way when someone starts shooting; but I guess I'm becoming more comfortable in my own skin in my "old age:. 211... Read more

  • Blessed!

    2/28/2015 9:18:12 PM, by LILLYROSEGRAM

    Isn't it nice when our problems and frustrations are small enough that we can let go of them and move on overnight? Yes, in that I am blessed!... Read more

  • Relentless day 59, MI60 Routine - Week 1, Day 7; Rest Day

    2/28/2015 7:50:27 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Did some chores for DW today. It's snowing finally, we could sure use a lot more. Many lakes are too low to even bother with fishing. It looks like Al Gore is sending all the snow to the east coast. 334 Have a great Spark Day.... Read more

  • No car for me

    2/28/2015 2:49:16 PM, by ECONLADY

    It was a long day, but my car is now with my daughter. She is very quiet, but I think she looked relieved. As I told my husband it will give her power. I think the power will help with the stress, which will help with the eating problem. By the end of the semester I expect she will be ready to b... Read more

  • Nice time at the chili festival

    2/28/2015 10:49:37 AM, by MEXGAL1

    Had a really nice time at the Chili Festival yesterday. We had to go to support our friend, Greg, and vote for his margarita. Haven't heard yet if he won or not. hope so. It was fun, healthy competition and my DH enjoyed tasting all 8 entries. Then we went shopping in all the booths that hav... Read more

  • Saturday morning

    2/28/2015 9:43:39 AM, by PICKIE98

    On the road in the dark to fill gas tank and gas cans. Brought them back home, returned to Krogers and shopped, got my Rx. (Store is only 3/4 mile from my house). Back home to unload groceries do some things,,then back on road to Dad's house to check mail. Snow is still piled too high and fro... Read more

  • Love yourself

    2/28/2015 5:46:10 AM, by BEARWHISPERER

    If you work on loving yourself you will take care of your health. That means eating healthier and exercising. This will lead to getting thinner. If you work on getting skinnier - this will not fix the issues that made you larger and you will inevitably get the weight back. Learn to lov... Read more

  • Wiped Out

    2/27/2015 11:24:27 PM, by BMCC488

    My brother tried to get the oldest checked out by the doctor yesterday morning while the youngest had an appointment, but they wouldn't see him. This is the way it's been for the whole time they've been here. The stupid doctor didn't even have the youngest's name right, and talked about a medication... Read more

  • My Day

    2/27/2015 10:27:39 PM, by FRAN0426

    I had my appointment with my Endo doctor today, turned out better than Oi had expected so happy, happy. me. My blood sugar reading have been elevated off and on, and I usually can figure out why. The last several weeks the readings have stayed higher most of the time, I thought she may decide to ... Read more

  • Relentless day 58, MI60 Routine - Week 1, Day 6; Delts & Triceps

    2/27/2015 10:21:40 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Compared to the grueling of the past week this routine was a cake walk. Deltoid Workout: These are a small muscle group & best worked with light weights. Dumbbell Laterals; 4 Sets, 32 Reps, 208 Lbs per arm. Bent over Rear Delt Raise; 7 Sets, 76 Reps, 700 Lbs. per arm. Ba... Read more

  • Stressful Day, But Still Met My Nutrition Goals

    2/27/2015 9:29:22 PM, by LILLYROSEGRAM

    Today was a stressful day. Nothing too extreme, but stressful nonetheless. Several times when I was feeling more than a little frustration with the situation, I thought how I couldn't wait until it was dinner time and I could refocus on the weekend. Of course, my thoughts included how I might as wel... Read more

  • Days 38 - 41 of my 90 Day Challenge!!

    2/27/2015 9:18:28 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, So it seems that I've allowed my Month 1 success to get to my head!! I swear I don't know how to explain it but EVERY time that I'm making some semblance of progress I start this downward self-sabotaging cycle that undos that progress. If you don't believe me you can check my blog... Read more

  • Stop the suffering

    2/27/2015 5:46:06 PM, by BEARWHISPERER

    You don't have to be better than anyone - who best to be but yourself. And they are not better than you. Everyone has their own special talents - and none of them have to do with their looks. If models and stars are so beautiful why is it that the magazines have to alter their photos to ... Read more

  • Friday, finally!

    2/27/2015 2:27:44 PM, by PICKIE98

    We had a power outage at my workplace this morning,, 6:15am.. It made my day easier because I got my tasks finished while others were trying to get things up and running.Once the computers are down, For Get It! I did my thing and I just went along and did my jobs, came home,,not having to deal ... Read more

  • Ima's Quote for the Day!

    2/27/2015 1:33:52 PM, by IMAVISION

    195 195 195 195195 195 195 195195 195 “Confidence is knowing who you are and not changing it a bit because of someone’s version of your reality is not their reality.” ― Shannon L. Alder 195 195 195 195195 195 195 195195 195... Read more

  • Had a wonderful birthday

    2/27/2015 10:40:46 AM, by MEXGAL1

    Had a great time with dear friends for my birthday dinner. The food was awesome and even our picky friend Lee thought the food to be great. I kept celebrating yesterday when I got my facial as a gift as well as another lunch out with dear lady friend....but of course today I am a bit slow due... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/27/2015 9:59:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    my allergies are really acting up this morning. i will just go out once in the afternoon to run a few errands. it got cold very fast yesterday outside. today is superhero day at my daughter's school. she has a cool outfit ready to wear. she was up early this morning, as she wanted to put on her supe... Read more

  • Looking for Guest Posters on My Blog

    2/27/2015 9:39:18 AM, by CASSI9879

    Do you struggle with body image? Are you using diet and exercise to restrict yourself? Welcome to BODYpeace! This is a discovery journey of becoming FAT - Focused, Aware, and Transformed. If you've already started on your BODYpeace journey I'm looking for YOU! I have a series coming up on th... Read more

  • Do it for the right reason - and that is you.

    2/27/2015 8:44:37 AM, by BEARWHISPERER

    Make yourself healthier because you care about you. Everything else is really not all that important.... Read more

  • 2/27/15

    2/27/2015 8:21:12 AM, by KNUCHI

    Good Morning! I decided that Friday would be a much better weigh in day. I guess I don't really havea good reason for this, but I'm happy because I'm finally seeing all the lady bizz weight come off. I'm back to where I was 2 weeks ago when I started all this nonsense. Hopefully, I'll keep... Read more

  • Food Selection

    2/27/2015 7:11:02 AM, by BOBBYWAYNEBUSBY

    Living the life and having fun in spite of the pain in my legs and arms and am still working on change in my selection and amount of food selected to eat daily. Soup and Salad are fun these days but meat, fish and chicken tend to show up also.... Read more

  • Look further than the outer wrapping.

    2/27/2015 6:01:57 AM, by BEARWHISPERER

    Remember that your body isn't who you are. It's just the outer wrapping. It can be changed. While you are taking care of your body - make sure you take care of your soul.... Read more

  • My 9 Month Numbers

    2/26/2015 10:22:37 PM, by BMCC488

    For the past month: BMI: was 39.1 and is now 37.8 (dropped 1.3 points) Weight: was 242 and now 234.2 (lost 7.8 pounds) Sleep: got mostly the same amount but more 7-8 hours Water: drank anywhere from 8-15 cups a day, usually 10+ Mileage for 1200 miles in 2015 goal: 134.3 miles so far *... Read more

  • Sorry

    2/26/2015 8:03:19 PM, by ECONLADY

    I posted a blog about a problem and then deleted it. Just too personal, but I needed to get it out. In a nutshell, tomorrow I am taking my car to my daughter in college. It is a loan. Her need is bigger than mine. It's been hard because I don't do well with change, and my hubby doesn't agree wi... Read more

  • Relentless day 57, MI60 Routine - Week 1, Day 5; Back & Hams

    2/26/2015 7:54:30 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Warm up: 30-minute walk. 91 Back Workout: Lat Pull-down; 9 Sets, 83 Reps, 3,448 Lbs. Machine Row; 6 Sets, 60 Reps, 4,280 Lbs. Dumbbell Rows; 4 Sets, 57 Reps, 855 Lbs. per arm; Total: 8 Reps, 114 Reps, 1,710 Lbs Barbell Deadlift; 5 Sets, 40 Reps, 3,800 Lbs. Total ... Read more

  • Better Than Entering Sweepstakes!

    2/26/2015 7:01:06 PM, by LILLYROSEGRAM

    Amazed at the number of new SparkPeople members who join each day. It makes me wonder how everyone learned about this amazing resource. When I found the website, I wasn't looking for a tool to help me reach my healthy eating and weight loss goals. I had the goals; actually, I have had the goal... Read more

  • Warming up!!

    2/26/2015 3:43:59 PM, by PICKIE98

    It is 8 degrees outside!! I am not sure about the wind chill factor, but the sun is shining and that temp feels sweltering compared to last night. I wish I was one of those people who embrace the cold, the ice, snow and frostbite, but I have never liked cold weather.. born and raised in this state... Read more

  • Enjoy Life

    2/26/2015 2:27:43 PM, by BEARWHISPERER

    Enjoy your life. Make changes to make it better, but don't beat yourself up when things aren't perfect. Your life is a gift - take care of that gift. Appreciate that gift. Enjoy that gift. It won't be perfect - but it's your life - make it want you want it to be. ... Read more

  • I have lost 30 pounds!

    2/26/2015 11:08:26 AM, by JANEMITCHELL12

    Never thought I would get here! I have actually lost 30 pounds. Despite the cold winter and I can't walk outside. I am now at my lowest in 20 years. Hurry up spring so I can break 200 pounds!... Read more

  • Brain Fog

    2/26/2015 9:57:56 AM, by BOBBYWAYNEBUSBY

    Lately life has been a little weird for my body with all the hot and cold flashes, sweats, pain in the feet and legs and of course constant pain where any of my bones bend, just does not seem right. My entire life from 1965 through 1991 was lived in the gym, the track, the pool and doing a daily exe... Read more

  • Terrible Night

    2/26/2015 9:13:50 AM, by BOBBYWAYNEBUSBY

    Terrible night and early morning, but still managed to get some walking in and even some chores consisting of going to store, pharmacy, and to get take out. Weather is just not working for me lately, no snow but for some reason my body is just not happy.... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/26/2015 8:47:50 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to reflect and recharge for me today. i am all caught up in both of my online courses, so i have some spare time on my hands. my daughter is looking forward to celebrating her birthday next month. she keeps changing her mind on how she wants to celebrate it. i know she will make up her mind s... Read more

  • 2/26/15

    2/26/2015 8:21:43 AM, by KNUCHI

    Who got up early and did a workout video? This Guy! I did forget to pack my lunch last night, so I grabbed a Lean Cuisine on my way out the door this morning. Feeling slightly better. Well enough to go to work. Though, now that I'm hear, I feel like I was out for a week. The Boy is ... Read more

  • Positive Thinking Will Take You Far

    2/26/2015 8:11:57 AM, by BEARWHISPERER

    Remember each day to do some Positive Thinking. We are not going to be perfect, but the more positive thinking we practice the better we will do. Of course - you have to follow up with action - you can't lose weight by thinking alone or I'd be skinny already...hahaha The flip side is negati... Read more

  • You hold the Power

    2/26/2015 8:07:30 AM, by BEARWHISPERER

    I've been holding instead of losing the last week. How can I change that. Hmm didn't get my walking in the last two days. Excuses are just that there is no reason I couldn't at least get 10 minutes on the treadmill. I also ate pizza last night - but only ate one piece and ate yogurt with it. ... Read more

  • One Day at a Time.

    2/26/2015 5:50:19 AM, by GOANNA2

    One day at a time~ this is enough as the years go by, Reminisce the past~ Don't Dwell on it~ For it has gone~ no need to reason why, Don't be concerned about the future~ it is yet to come, Live for the present and your life can be so beautiful~ for it has just begun. ... Read more

  • Quiet, but good day

    2/25/2015 11:33:44 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am doing so much better at the gym. I am using the elliptical trainer for cardio. I expect to start cycling at home on Saturday. Next week I want to take a zumba class. If all goes well, I will return to the rowing machine in 2 weeks. I have 5 more days under the surgeon's restrictions. ... Read more

  • Feeling Pretty Good About Myself

    2/25/2015 9:37:15 PM, by BMCC488

    Thanks to everyone who has been encouraging me, supporting me, and is sticking around! I know I babble a lot on here, my blogs are often really long and still a lot of you keep reading them or at least leaving me comments! And I also welcome all the fresh perspective I get from each of you. It reall... Read more

  • Healthier Ways to Eat When Traveling

    2/25/2015 8:19:43 PM, by LILLYROSEGRAM

    Well, I missed an opportunity to be successful in sticking with my healthier eating goal for two days this week. As I have mentioned in my blogs on Monday and Tuesday, my family was traveling away from home on those days, and I was off track in my eating both days. On Monday, I went off track signif... Read more

  • Wednesday

    2/25/2015 4:53:29 PM, by PICKIE98

    A long and tiring day at work. Chaos, noise and lots of tension.. none of it mine. I did work almost an hour extra though.. I just came home, took a nice shower and am sipping some hot, decaf green tea. Ahhh,, if I cannot have warm weather, I might as well enjoy hot drinks..... Read more

  • Relentless day 56, New Routine - Week 1, Day 4; REST

    2/25/2015 3:10:59 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    At last I get my first reprieve from Ben Pakulski's MI40 Routine. Back to the weights tomorrow. It's weight lifting 5-days a week. Thus far its seems its well thought out. The hardest thing thus far was building a spread sheet to keep track of my progress. You don't need heavy weights for his r... Read more

  • No wine

    2/25/2015 11:12:32 AM, by JSTEPH7707

    Eating on the Dukan is no problem. Have lost ten pounds in 3 weeks but keep gaining and losing 3 pounds due to drinking wine on social occasions. I am trying to get ready for an all-inclusive vacation and want to look as good as I can by then. I usually lose weight on vacation due to fresh fish, ... Read more

  • Please, special request for prayers!

    2/25/2015 9:40:56 AM, by MEXGAL1

    Hello dear friends, I was going to blog today about getting older and write about funny things that happen to one's body and that I am celebrating now one whole year on Social Security. Yes it's my Birthday. But I would rather ask all of you to please pray for a dear little girl who is the g... Read more

  • Starting Fitness

    2/25/2015 9:31:45 AM, by JAY-NINE2

    I started with baby steps. On Monday, I did the 12 Minute chair fitness routine. On Tuesday I did the 11 minute chair aerobics routine. I am so out of shape! I know I'm still recovering from open heart surgery but wow, am I ever weak. So, I will not try to keep up with the instructor but I will cont... Read more

  • Day 1: New Diabetic: Complete

    2/25/2015 9:26:06 AM, by JB4REAL

    There were so many things I learned yesterday, information coming from all directions. I tried to do better eating wise, but after looking at my numbers, things weren't really all that different. I know they will be today though. I brought two servings of fruit, a yogart and nuts for my work meals, ... Read more

  • 2/25/15

    2/25/2015 8:32:51 AM, by KNUCHI

    Good morning everyone! I'm happy to say that I took a sick day from work today. Granted, I have a fever and an old miner's cough, but at least I can rest all day and catch up on some stupid tv. I was so proud of myself last night. I was craving a really sweet snack and instead of indulg... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/25/2015 8:19:28 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy! even though it is cold here, it is sunny today. i am feeling a lot better today, so i will be outdoors more than i was the other day. my daughter is enjoying the weather these days. all of the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Better, But Not Quite Where I Need To Be

    2/24/2015 11:18:29 PM, by LILLYROSEGRAM

    Well, we came home a day early because the purpose of our travel was completed a day earlier than we had anticipated. I am grateful that we got everything done and had a safe trip. The only downside to our travels was my eating less healthy foods than I have been. As I shared in my blog yesterd... Read more

  • Relentless day 55, New Routine - Week 1, Day 3

    2/24/2015 10:03:01 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    This workout was gruesome; had to break the session into 7-AM & 2-PM sessions. 24 Did my normal 30-min warm up walk then started the morning leg session. 91 All routines had 4-Sets each with 40 to 70 seconds between sets in circuit fashion. Barbell Hack Squats; 32 Reps 4,320 Lbs. ... Read more

  • I have missed all my friends here.....

    2/24/2015 9:19:51 PM, by MOONWILLOW651

    Hi All, Having been gone over a year, ,I'm sure many have forgotten me. I am doing great, even though I lost my precious house and my van. I am happy, have lost over 50 pounds in almost a year and have met a lot of nice folks here where my apartment is. I so hope to hear from new and old frien... Read more

  • The first day

    2/24/2015 6:14:49 PM, by JMOJICA05

    Today I've been in bed all day with aches and migraines. Yes, I've lost weight but don't fit properly into my clothing because of loose skin. I desire to fit in nice clothes and look nice. So today is day one, ill and all- I will do at least one exercise for a minimum of 15mins.... Read more

  • Tuesday

    2/24/2015 2:03:37 PM, by PICKIE98

    A good day at work, the usual ups and downs.. Tomorrow the people from corporate will be here to check on how we do things, right or wrong. I have been given my list of things to get done before they arrive and also after they are here..I do everything by the book anyway, so I just chit chat... Read more

  • Everything I've Learned

    2/24/2015 10:51:03 AM, by BMCC488

    Someday soon, I want to write a blog about everything I've learned and what I use to cope with everyday struggles. I need to start writing it on paper when I'm not on the computer... sometimes I forget I have valuable tools and lessons in my head from getting through my own tough times, and that I d... Read more

  • Why not go to the gym?

    2/24/2015 9:45:37 AM, by BRIEDEL

    I joined my local YMCA 2 weeks ago. The first couple days i was off, I made the excuses that "I don't want to go alone", "I don't know how to use the equipment", and "I'll look stupid". Yeah, those are a mix of true and untrue. #1 "I DON'T WANT TO GO ALONE" While this is true, it's not a good ... Read more

  • Where did my time go??

    2/24/2015 9:44:10 AM, by BRIEDEL

    I used to think I was Sooo busy. I never had time for ANYTHING. Guess what, I was just being lazy. I joined my local YMCA 2 weeks ago. The first couple days i was off, I made the excuses that "I don't want to go alone", "I don't know how to use the equipment", and "I'll look stupid". Yeah, those ar... Read more

  • Track food

    2/24/2015 9:01:15 AM, by BONITALYNN56

    I would like to be able to make a menu planner and track my weekly foods.... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/24/2015 8:37:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found, in the daily newspaper, an opportunity to get some extra work in to improve my math and english skills even more. i will inquire into that today, as well as some other options to get another job. my daughter says hi to everyone and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,c... Read more

  • 2/24/15

    2/24/2015 8:32:15 AM, by KNUCHI

    I need to vent. Yesterday was just so stressful. Its not like my job is really that hard, but it's a but draining to talk to 127 different people thoughout the day. That doesn't even include anyone I chatted with in the hallways. Plus, I don't exactly talk to people when they're at their best. I... Read more

  • Feel good about yourself

    2/24/2015 6:20:08 AM, by BEARWHISPERER

    The most important thing you can do is feel good about yourself - whatever your size. You don't have to love the size you are - you can change it, but you need to care about yourself enough to make the changes to do that. If you get down on yourself you won't move forward. Love who you are ... Read more

  • Way Off the Mark

    2/24/2015 12:48:32 AM, by LILLYROSEGRAM

    I won't share much tonight. The reason for my being short and sweet is that my family and I are traveling out of town today and tomorrow and, as a result, we are having all of our meals away from home. I just entered my nutrition for today and learned that even when I chose more healthy items than ... Read more

  • New Start

    2/23/2015 11:55:01 PM, by 1COUNSELOR

    I have lapsed into some old behaviors that I had hoped I had overcome, but alas, without being held accountable I lapse. so I hit the 170 mark and that is a line I refuse to cross. so today I made a concerted effort to stay on track and for the most part did well. and will endeavor to do the same ... Read more

  • Busy Day

    2/23/2015 11:10:04 PM, by BMCC488

    This morning my brother decided he wanted to buy pizza for lunch... Seriously? Apparently it's turned into a weakness for me and now I realize that I need to work on this. Between him and my mom, we have had pizza three times this month. And I've caved every time. While he was gone, I got a workout... Read more

  • Relentless day 54, New Routine - Week 1, Day 2

    2/23/2015 7:23:08 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Warm up: 30-minute walk. Circuit Training with 40 Second Rest Per Set; Tempo 4-0-1-0 91 Chest Workout: 4 Sets on each routine in Circuit fashion ending with push-ups. Bench Press 44 Reps, Volume 1,548 Lbs. Dumbbell Incline Press 42 Reps, 420 Lbs per arm; Total, 84 Reps, Vol. 84... Read more

  • Days 24-37 of my 90 Day Challenge!!-Month 1 Progress Pics and stats

    2/23/2015 6:07:01 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, It's been a WHILE since I last blogged and in that time I've completed Month 1 or the first 30 days of my 90 Challenge. So let's review. Firstly in my first month I have faithfully completed 5 consecutive weeks of Turbo Fire, starting week 6 this morning!! 244 Not only that ... Read more

  • Bad Start

    2/23/2015 5:08:51 PM, by DOIN2015

    Talk about off to a bad start. Was doing great for about 4-5 days and then WHAM..I got sick which did help me lose weight but not the way I wanted. I was laid up in bed for two weeks. I am up and about now, but still get tired fast, but that too will pass. Feeling better today and am excited t... Read more

  • Day 472 - My Body Isn't The One That Failed

    2/23/2015 5:02:56 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 170.8 Hey all. I'm back. After 14 days of showing complete disregard for my body and my health, I'm back on the horse and ready to ride again. I got my wake up call yesterday when I looked in the mirror and my belly looked huge. I wanted to cry. I stood in the mirror and started analyzi... Read more

  • It's good to have friends to go through this journey with.

    2/23/2015 4:59:26 PM, by BEARWHISPERER

    We can try to do this alone or we can help each other to succeed. I'm glad I have others to help me through this journey. Thank you.... Read more

  • Frigid Monday

    2/23/2015 2:20:05 PM, by PICKIE98

    Again we are in subzero temps..when I was warming Vito up in the garage at 5 am, , his thermometer said 17F. When I backed him out and went down the street, the temp went down to 11F. Two blocks later he said 4F. One mile later, at my workplace, he said -11F..That is actual temp, not wind chill f... Read more

  • Frigid Monday

    2/23/2015 2:20:02 PM, by PICKIE98

    Again we are in subzero temps..when I was warming Vito up in the garage at 5 am, , his thermometer said 17F. When I backed him out and went down the street, the temp went down to 11F. Two blocks later he said 4F. One mile later, at my workplace, he said -11F..That is actual temp, not wind chill f... Read more

  • Dance - because you can dance.

    2/23/2015 1:47:04 PM, by BEARWHISPERER

    If you can dance 10 minutes - DANCE. If you can do more - dance until your heart's content. 10 minutes a day - turns in to 15 minutes a day to 20. Just do it. Enjoy it. Do the best you can. Don't worry if you're perfect. Don't worry if anyone is watching. Just Dance like you are a li... Read more

  • Back again

    2/23/2015 1:40:50 PM, by JENN1010

    So here I am back on Sparkpeople hoping that it will give me that boost it gave me a few years back when I got off my butt and got rid of the excess weight I was carrying since the birth of my son. Why am I back? Call me the victim of the old "quit smoking, gain weight" cliche. I have literall... Read more

  • My Oscar review LOL

    2/23/2015 11:57:47 AM, by MEXGAL1

    Well, a bit tired today as I stayed up to watch the Oscars and it threw my sleeping routine out of whack….very funny how that happens. If I don’t do lights out at 10 I can’t get to sleep. Oh well it was fun anyway. I can’t believe that Birdman won for best picture. DH and I turned it off and jus... Read more

  • Well I should be in less pain soon

    2/23/2015 11:23:24 AM, by MISSA526

    I saw my doc for lupus and fibro. She pu me on neurontin. The only problem is I have to ween myself on to it over the course of a month before I'll really feel the effects. I've been so sore the last few days I've just been doing light yoga. I also had labs done so fingers are crossed that they turn... Read more

  • Mind Over Fingers

    2/23/2015 11:13:02 AM, by BOBBYWAYNEBUSBY

    No idea why I am jotting this down, but for some reason my mind told my fingers to type this rant on my state of being- In 1970 I left my life as a football and track athlete, spent some time in college with U.S. Army ROTC, then moved on to Police Criminology and a job as a police cadet before ... Read more

  • NOW WE KNOW WHAT TO DO!

    2/23/2015 11:01:49 AM, by CRAFTY626

    This was posted on my knitting group by one of the ladies there so I though mybe someone here might like to read it also. Now we know what to do - but do we do it??? I, for one am trying and have been walking at least 5,000 steps almost every day. It's difficult at times but I have... Read more

  • Remember Those Of Us Who Are No Longer Here As I Walk

    2/23/2015 9:53:42 AM, by BOBBYWAYNEBUSBY

    While walking this morning my thoughts moved to a family member who today has been gone from us and this world as long as he was in this world and with us - Jay is still remembered in our hearts and minds even though he has been gone 18 years and would have been 36 today. Hard to believe he is gone ... Read more

  • Restart - again

    2/23/2015 9:26:35 AM, by IZZYSTEVENS

    It's so frustrating looking at the weight tracker line of where I SHOULD be right now, if I had kept to my goals over the past six months. Trying not to let that discourage me and thinking about where I WILL in another six months if I don't start right now. The setbacks have been huge. I ha... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/23/2015 9:08:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    off to a slow start this morning. my allergies are acting up just now, so i am taking it easy. my daughter was all bundled up for school today. i may go out later in the afternoon. i will see how i feel by then and if it has warmed up outside,too. i am continuing to look for another job, to work on ... Read more

  • 2/23/15

    2/23/2015 8:12:04 AM, by KNUCHI

    Happy Monday! I'm on diet overhaul mode this morning. I threw on a pair of older jeans (thinking they'd be nice and baggy comfy) and they fit pretty snug. UGH! I thought I was getting smaller! Then I remembered that I did snack quite a bit yesterday, and I'm thinking "how the hell am I going... Read more

  • 2/23/15

    2/23/2015 8:12:01 AM, by KNUCHI

    Happy Monday! I'm on diet overhaul mode this morning. I threw on a pair of older jeans (thinking they'd be nice and baggy comfy) and they fit pretty snug. UGH! I thought I was getting smaller! Then I remembered that I did snack quite a bit yesterday, and I'm thinking "how the hell am I going... Read more

  • Be thankful

    2/23/2015 7:15:45 AM, by BEARWHISPERER

    Saying thank you each and every day is important. No matter what your belief is - be thankful - even for the smallest things. The things we take for granted. When you are busy being thankful for all of the good things you forget about the problems. I am thankful that I awoke this morning.... Read more

  • One Luxury of Being Retired

    2/22/2015 8:31:05 PM, by LILLYROSEGRAM

    I have a decision to make. It is a simple one, really. One that has few consequences either way. Even with it being such a minor decision, I am going to take my time. That is the most significant advantage of being retired, I can take my time to do those things that are of little consequence. What a... Read more

  • Just Another Sunday

    2/22/2015 8:30:16 PM, by BMCC488

    Last night before I went to bed, I started noticing soreness/pain in my collarbone, shoulders, upper back, and ribs. Then this morning I woke up and my neck was really sore (more the muscles themselves I think). I've been in pain all day with no relief despite trying to rest and taking pain reliever... Read more

  • if I had one more hour a day

    2/22/2015 8:27:29 PM, by JCLAIRE1970

    I would love the opportunity to manage our family meals better. As it is, Jen and I have started prepping 5 meals for the week on Sundays.... Read more

  • Relentless day 53, New Routine - Week 1, Day 1

    2/22/2015 8:00:38 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    It's been 7-weeks of strictly doing isolation exercises. It's time for a change so I'll be mixing compound movements with isolation. It's a take-off from Ben Pakulski's MI40 routine. He has access to a full scale gym; I don't. 24 Back Exercises, 6 all with 4 Sets each Lat Pull-... Read more

  • Sunday

    2/22/2015 6:08:14 PM, by PICKIE98

    Caught up on lots of sleep, did lots of little things around the house and engaged in some power naps.. Subzero temps keep me at a bare minimum movement.... Read more

  • Artificial Sweeteners in Milk? - The Dr. Oz Show

    2/22/2015 2:27:02 PM, by IMAVISION

    466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 As always - I 304 for stopping in to check this information out. God bless us all with the desire to seek out clear knowledge concerning the products we choose to purchase! 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 466 "Industry m... Read more

  • I'm still here, so far...

    2/22/2015 1:21:00 PM, by JWOLFE55

    I'm still here, although I will admit I've thought about cancelling my membership a time a two. The thing is, I'm not a joiner, I'm really more of a hermit, but then I thought well, maybe that's part of my problem. Also, so many methods that work for others do not work for me (and I'm extremely de... Read more

  • My reasons to workout

    2/22/2015 11:12:44 AM, by BEYONDHOPE70

    I feel great when I workout. If I miss a day I feel like a missed an important part of my day. I feel stronger after I workout. If I can do this I can do anything. I feel energized. I look forward to my day ahead. I feel alive. I just feel more.... Read more

  • it's sunday

    2/22/2015 11:10:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's the last week of february and a week full of challenges for me. still looking for another job while continuing to do my two online college courses. my daughter and i are at the library for a while. then we are off on a walk. all the birds say hi. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Here I go again

    2/22/2015 11:03:08 AM, by PORTIAWILLIS

    Well I have been gone for about a month. Needed to take a break. I really am just tired of worrying about losing weight. I try to focus on other things but it really always come down my weight and how I think about myself. It seems that no matter how hard I try I lose a few pounds than something ha... Read more

  • Nice time celebrating BD with neighbors

    2/22/2015 10:52:49 AM, by MEXGAL1

    My neighbors wanted to celebrate my BD early(not until Wednesday) as they will be away on the actual day. It was a great time. Yummy salad and pizza and the owner who has a wonderful voice sang a song for me and gave us a bottle of Champagne. Then everyone sang Happy Birthday over my Tiramisu. I... Read more