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  • Resurrection Of The Scale

    8/29/2014 12:28:45 AM, by ZOEDUNE

    I finally got some new batteries for my digital scale and wasted no time in putting to the stress test. Now, the reading could be wrong cause I didn't repeat the process to make sure but, it shows I'm currently at 217. If that's the right reading, I'm impressed that I've maintained that weight... Read more

  • Crazy Chaotic Life

    8/28/2014 11:34:17 PM, by BMCC488

    Once again while half asleep, I reset my alarm. I did need the sleep but I need to focus more on getting up early to exercise because exercising while the boys are awake isn't working out. At first they did well, but now they act crazy the whole time. Since there are two of them, this is part of the... Read more

  • Hello!

    8/28/2014 11:32:56 PM, by COLOR-BLUE

    Today has been a day of resting and playing catch up here on line. I'll give you the info on yesterday's VA trip, tomorrow! Blessings to all! - Nancy Jean - GA... Read more

  • RYBO Day 2!

    8/28/2014 11:04:49 PM, by MARIESEIZE

    Well, I successfully talked myself into continuing my walk-run program today. I'm glad I did. My concern was that the ankle soreness I mentioned seemed to have morphed into a tight Achilles, but I survived. I think the foam roller will help my calves/shins tomorrow. The muscle on the outside of my s... Read more

  • Thankful it's Friday!

    8/28/2014 10:41:15 PM, by MRSBENNETT2

    Off to the gym this morning. Was more interested in socialising, sort of pootled through the workout. Then as I was leaving, the FitBlast (weights to music) class was starting and it wasn't full so I joined in that one. Only thing I couldn't do was hold the weight bar behind my head and shoulders... Read more

  • Thursday

    8/28/2014 5:18:33 PM, by PICKIE98

    I was in so much pain when I arrived home from work today that I immediately showered and had DD apply Minagin to my entire back. I usually don't start my job until 6 lately, but today i did start at five a.m., then worked past one p.m... This body is getting too old for this job at this... Read more

  • Hi Again!

    8/28/2014 4:43:31 PM, by SUNSHINE192DAY

    How are you guys doing? I have part of the week off so I'm doing ok. I've been trying to just focus on school. I just wanted to pop in and say hi to everyone!... Read more

  • go to advanced pain management on the 19th of Sept.

    8/28/2014 4:19:00 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    On the 19th of Sept. I see a pain specialist for my foot at 3:00 I have to be there. This will end my 6 month battle with plantar fasciitis. I will finally have relieft after waiting for something to be done.... Read more

  • Yesterday

    8/28/2014 3:09:33 PM, by PORTIAWILLIS

    Yesterday was a crazy day. Had a headache all day. Think might have been from my blood sugar being low. Was also hungry all day. I ate but not nearly as much as normal. Did get in 25 minutes of walking but skipped the ball exercises d/t headache. Staying on track is really hard when you feel so bad.... Read more

  • it's thursday

    8/28/2014 12:46:44 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day of errands and relaxation. my daughter is pretty much all set for school now. all of the birds say hi. i will be meeting up with my good friend later on today. have a terrific day,everyone and a fabulous weekend!... Read more

  • modifying me

    8/28/2014 12:18:40 PM, by 1REDJEWEL

    Started a Jillian work out again. Have to modify a bit for my foot. It's all good. Back to eating out of the Forks Over Knives and China Study cookbooks again..feels good.... Read more

  • FIL is on his way to getting stronger

    8/28/2014 10:51:34 AM, by MEXGAL1

    So yesterday I made up some "motivational" signs to hang in FIL's room. When the PT doctor was ther... Read more

  • In the Beginning.....

    8/28/2014 9:42:01 AM, by MMMORRIS1791

    I turned 40 this year and my doctor’s warnings became reality…..my levels crossed into Diabetes. This should have been no surprise but I had fallen off the wagon for several years and while I had not continued to gain weight I had not improved. I climbed back in the saddle, brushed off the many ti... Read more

  • Holding Steady today

    8/28/2014 8:06:25 AM, by TRYN2SURVIVE

    Feeling a tad better, moving a smidgen faster. It all adds up. Loving my fitbit.... Read more

  • Have a great day!

    8/28/2014 7:07:50 AM, by JOANN25

    Hi everyone. Let's have the best day ever, eat healthy, and exercise. We're workiing toward a common goal so let's do it!... Read more

  • 90 Day Personal Challenge Start Over -- Day 1

    8/28/2014 6:08:08 AM, by MEG3450

    I tried this over a year ago. Here I am again. I weigh more, am in poorer health, and way, way out of shape. I am going to do the 90 day challenge again. I am staring today, 8/18/2014. I will succeed this time. I have already done 5 minutes of workout (goal is 10, but not necessarily in one workout... Read more

  • About me losing weight

    8/28/2014 1:15:00 AM, by JOHNSRSGIRL

    i have lost 29 lbs since i have started using Spark people. I am so happy that i have gone from 300 lbs to 272 lbs. This site has taught me how to keep track of my food and fitness and also helped me to realize when i am full.... Read more

  • Just Plain Exhausted

    8/27/2014 11:33:59 PM, by BMCC488

    The day started with weigh in, a 2.6 pound loss from last week putting me at 34.2 pounds total so far I added the new class to my week's homework checklist and wrote down the questions for one of the smaller assignments so I could work on it later if I needed to. Thankfully I only ha... Read more

  • Appreciating some down time

    8/27/2014 11:24:30 PM, by SBECKER526

    I really enjoyed today. I only had a personal training booked today. I spent time at home in the morning with my husband. I got to call a friend yesterday. I hemmed two pairs of slacks for me. I played with the cat. I got to catch up. Bob was stir crazy from being at home for over a week.... Read more

  • I'm So Sorry!

    8/27/2014 9:56:07 PM, by COLOR-BLUE

    I'm so sorry, everyone, but there is nothing tracked, nor an inspirational message given to me, today. In fact, I'm just getting up, for the second time today. I left the house this AM at 7:30 to be taken to the VA, and I was so tired by the time we, the other lady and I who had appointments, that... Read more

  • Routine Back

    8/27/2014 8:34:01 PM, by FRAN0426

    We have been home now from vacation since late afternoon last Friday. I am proud to say that I am back to the Y swimming pool two days in a row and plan to go again tomorrow The pools at the time share were just to cold, could not make myself get back in after the first day. My problem now is st... Read more

  • Nailed it.

    8/27/2014 6:32:41 PM, by CHERIERIE

    Mostly. The good: I cooked a good breakfast at home and packed a healthy lunch and snacks. The bad: There is no microwave in my building so I couldn't heat up my soup for lunch. The solution: I made do with my snacks and I will try using a thermos to heat my soup at home and ke... Read more

  • OMG

    8/27/2014 6:16:11 PM, by PROJECTCHRISSIE

    OMG OMG OMG, saids it all. Wednesday is my weigh in day, and yesterday I weighed in at 97.9kg (215.38Ibs for those going by pounds), thinking there must be some mistake I weighed again this morning, 97.9kg. I AM UNDER 100KG. And my fat percentage is 47.1%, that is the lowest I have been for a whi... Read more

  • Wednesday

    8/27/2014 3:48:24 PM, by PICKIE98

    It seems like onloy yesterday we were on teh beach, absorbing lots of Vitamin D. BEen five days... time to go back up north.. I am really, seriously considering taking two separate vacations next summer.. one in June or July and the week-long one in August. If I can swing it financially, I w... Read more

  • Happy Wednesday!

    8/27/2014 1:50:09 PM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Happy Wednesday everyone! I almost canceled my training session for today. I woke up this morning and could barely walk on my left foot. It's a fibro thing. If it's not one thing, it's another; and seldom is there anything injured really. I said a little prayer, and decided to go for it anyway.... Read more

  • a nice day

    8/27/2014 11:58:51 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to enjoy and to take it easy. it is not as hot here today,which is a relief. went for a really long walk yesterday and i felt good afterwards. all birds are okay and say hello,hello. my daughter will be getting some more clothes today for school. i will see what i can do. i know what she likes... Read more

  • Again Many thanks Sparks buddies for your comments.

    8/27/2014 10:58:46 AM, by MEXGAL1

    I just love this site. I know I have said this before but I feel I must say it again. I do go to the effort to blog just about every day as it helps me put things into prospective and also get much needed advice and suggestions. I took what many of you said and had an extra magnesium pill and at... Read more

  • A spark of hope?

    8/27/2014 8:02:38 AM, by TRYN2SURVIVE

    This morning when I staggered out of bed, I actually had just a hint of spring in my step. It's enough to boost my mood and give me a spark of hope that this reboot will be the one!... Read more

  • b. Summer moves on

    8/27/2014 3:42:50 AM, by SOMMERKLEID

    and so do I, my first week on here and the weigh in this morning shows -2 kg. I am looking to lose at least 30 kg which is 66 lbs. As I started out, I cut out all sugar together with white rice, white bread and most white pasta out from my diet. I am following the plate method and 3 meals a... Read more

  • MAYDAY! MAYDAY!

    8/26/2014 11:39:33 PM, by CHERIERIE

    Ok - that may be a little more melodramatic than I really feel, but it is a reminder and a warning to myself. Tomorrow I go back to school and begin a new semester of teaching a new batch of students to communicate in Spanish. Today, I was so caught up in last minute preparations,... Read more

  • New Start

    8/26/2014 11:18:32 PM, by KATHCART

    I'll be 55 in a few days, and I'm so tired of messing around with my health. I keep saying I'll change things and don't. I keep thinking "Tomorrow" or "Next week" I'll eat better, exercise more, whatever. Today I was thinking about how tired I am of being heavy and feeling unhealthy. I'm making a ch... Read more

  • 30/30 day challenge

    8/26/2014 10:52:06 PM, by PORTIAWILLIS

    Today I started a 30day challenge to study the bible for 30 minutes for the next 30 days. As I listened to the first video Joyce Meyer was talking about the necessity to be disciplined, to see success with any area of our lives. She recommends that we study some area that we are challenged with rig... Read more

  • Whirlwind of a Day

    8/26/2014 10:12:47 PM, by BMCC488

    All this morning it was thundering and pouring down rain. I got up at eight thirty in hopes that I could use my brother's room for a short exercise session at ten thirty when he was supposed to take my mom to a doctor's appointment and come back so someone could install a new side mirror on the car.... Read more

  • Reaching my goals

    8/26/2014 9:29:25 PM, by JOANN25

    I am still working hard at reaching goals. It's really hard but I am giving it my best shot trying to do more each day. My steps tracked over 4,000 today which is over my goal so I have to go back and change from 3000 to 4500. I can see progress in reaching the 6000 steps per day. I am back in s... Read more

  • Finally relief!

    8/26/2014 7:43:58 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    I seen the podiatrist and he listened and referred me to a pain management place in Green Bay for a partial release of the plantar fascia ligament. He explained why a full release won't work and made me feel like someone he genuinely cared for. What a difference between Scharer and DeNamur.... Read more

  • Trying to eat in my range!

    8/26/2014 7:37:38 PM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Tonight, for dinner, I am eating 3/4 of a Cosco hot dog. They are huge, I know. But the idea of not eating the whole thing bothers me. It's just that I had something else planned for dinner and DH decided hotdogs would be great. I've eaten the rest of my 1400 calories for the day. There is nothing m... Read more

  • One-derland!

    8/26/2014 4:58:53 PM, by SUNSHINE192DAY

    So I have all sorts of exciting news including that this past Saturday I FINALLY REACHED ONE-DERLAND! I'm 199.2! Also, I got my first 2 college classes done and got my grades. I got an A in Intro to Online Learning and in my really tough Psychology class I got a B. I was just praying for a C l... Read more

  • Achievements so far

    8/26/2014 4:48:14 PM, by PROJECTCHRISSIE

    The winter months have been colder and wetter than in previous years, they said that we have had the wettest August in 16 years, but needless to say I have still been able to walk everyday, taking the opportunity to walk when the rain has stopped. I bought a fitbit so that I am constantly aware of ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    8/26/2014 3:42:32 PM, by PICKIE98

    The humidity is so bad!! It is like a limp dishrag!! Breathing is very heavy and my asthma is not liking it. I did some major cardio at work today after my other tasks were finished. Good for me,, I like to track things like that. I had DD apply some of the Minagin to my back and shoul... Read more

  • a lovely day

    8/26/2014 3:31:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very hot and humid day here today. even my daughter, who loves to be outdoors, is taking it easy today. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. it looks like i will finally get the reference i need to get into the women's program i want. i am definitely in school from september of this year un... Read more

  • Went to Cedar Point !

    8/26/2014 1:13:03 PM, by MISSA526

    I had a blast at Cedar Point yesterday! I rode so many roller coasters, the Sky Hawk, and Max Air! Unfortunately it was super and hot !!! I walked for almost 6.5 hrs with very little down time except for ride times, and 2 45 min lines. Lots of exercise! I ev... Read more

  • Restless leg syndrome...any tips

    8/26/2014 11:24:10 AM, by MEXGAL1

    So had another restless night with feet and legs hurting and RLS. I took a leg cramp pill and rubbed Icy Hot all over them but nothing seemed to work. Not sure why this is happening again, but it's a pain in the butt. Anyone know anything about this? I will also talk to my doctor about it. ... Read more

  • Not a bad start for this reboot!

    8/26/2014 10:42:39 AM, by TRYN2SURVIVE

    Six pounds down and my blood pressure was 108/68 this morning at the doctors office. If this keeps up, maybe they'll take me off my blood pressure meds! Yeah SparkPeople! ... Read more

  • What A Day, It was Yesterday!

    8/26/2014 12:49:31 AM, by COLOR-BLUE

    BREAKFAST Watermelon, 230 grams ⊗ 74 17 1 2 Cantaloupe, 116 grams ⊗ 41 10 0 1 Grapes, 113 grams ⊗ 44 11 0 0 Honeydew Melon, 116 grams ⊗ 42 11 0 1 Strawberries, fresh, 120 grams ⊗ 36 8 0 1 Breakfast TOTALS: 236 57 2 4 Read more

  • Survived the First Day

    8/25/2014 11:57:53 PM, by BMCC488

    Something I noticed while doing some homework this evening, when my mind would normally be too tired to remember anything... I actually had a better memory for a few seconds. Even my short-term memory has been a bit bad unless it really sparks my attention, but I managed to do some of my homework wi... Read more

  • Run Your Butt Off...Day 1

    8/25/2014 11:32:56 PM, by MARIESEIZE

    On Sunday I was feeling kind of blah about going to the gym, and then I decided - why wait until September 1 to start my running goal? I may as well start now! I successfully made it through 33 minutes on the treadmill, 10 of which were running. The two minute intervals of running were not nearly as... Read more

  • What makes me Me

    8/25/2014 11:29:56 PM, by DAWNAHUNTER

    Today I thought I'd write about what makes me tick. There are a lot of things that happen in a lifetime to every person and of course, I'm no different. I'm not going to get into the nitty gritty because this is the internet and I need some privacy, but I had a very rough childhood. Physical,... Read more

  • Personality Types

    8/25/2014 10:58:06 PM, by CHERIERIE

    A week or two ago, my son asked me if I had taken the personality test that gives you a four letter "type." I may have heard of it before but didn't remember much. I took the test along with my two oldest children and husband and found it so fascinating that we had the rest of the family take the ... Read more

  • What an amazing day!

    8/25/2014 9:44:44 PM, by SSHANTI

    Didn't think I was in the mood for a work out, let alone what the day turned into. I weighed today and for the first time since I was 18, I weigh just under 200 pounds at 199.6!!! That thrilled me. Then I decided I'd go for a nice slow, easy ten mile ride. Yeah, right. I don't think my body ... Read more

  • Back at it.

    8/25/2014 9:12:36 PM, by MRSBENNETT2

    Home again home again jiggety-jig. Back at the gym yesterday morning early...didn't go great guns because I was weary, but it was GOOD to work the muscles again. I went on vacation with good intentions and you know how that always pans out. I packed my resistance bands, my sun hat and good ... Read more

  • Arggg!

    8/25/2014 7:15:13 PM, by MEXGAL1

    Some of the things sparks does to their pages make sense and are easy to get used to, but then some drive me crazy. It used to be that there were links down the right hand side of many screens that you could click on to move back and forth between things. now even to get to your own sparks page is... Read more

  • Hot Monday

    8/25/2014 3:11:41 PM, by PICKIE98

    82 degrees, 98% humidity! I was glad to get home to a tepid shower after work,it is so humid.. Still have not unpacked the tubs we took,,, dehydrated potatoes, canned goods, our Native American ointment, Nojmuk and Minagin. I bought twelve tins of each, so they need to be rotated on he shel... Read more

  • Last week of August 2014

    8/25/2014 1:47:56 PM, by KATSDAMOM

    Hello....this month has flown by!! I was struggling at the beginning of the month but I am back on track and doing a good job of getting my weight down a few more pounds. I have to go to the doctor on the 4th of September and really want to show a 10 pound loss. Although I am doing a pretty good ... Read more

  • NEW START: AGAIN!!!!!

    8/25/2014 1:09:53 PM, by BONITALYNN56

    The last time I was on here it was 3 years ago. I have not progressed at all with my weight, well maybe some. I have went from 263.5 to 241.5 since then, I guess some weight is better than no weight at all. I am here to restart my life and weight loss, my diabetes has become worse and I am on more... Read more

  • Here we go again...

    8/25/2014 11:34:32 AM, by CINDY21011

    Finally, I am at the point where I have to lose this extra poundage! I see my reflection in a store window or a mirror and I can't believe that it has come to this. My hubby is up to over 300 pounds and we have made to decision to get healthy and lose weight together. My neighbor has decided ... Read more

  • a beautiful,sunny day

    8/25/2014 11:32:39 AM, by MOMMY445

    i feel that my job interview went really well. in the meantime, i will work on other things while i wait. today, my daughter has one of her friends over that she met at day camp. they will spend the afternoon together. i am glad to see that she is making friends pretty much wherever she goes. i went... Read more

  • This Lifestyle Change is Taking a Lifetime!

    8/25/2014 11:31:24 AM, by MSPROVERBS31

    This Lifestyle Change is Taking a Lifetime! In need of some Monday motivation, my scale numbers are rising AGAIN! I need to hone in on my nutrition even more or something because I've been increasing my body movement, yet the scal... Read more

  • Did I Fall Off?

    8/25/2014 6:35:55 AM, by ZOEDUNE

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    skins/) Yep. I think ... Read more

  • Metabolism

    8/25/2014 5:55:45 AM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    I find that I don't understand metabolism at all. You would think that cutting calories to the minimum allowable (1200 if you are a woman; 1500 if you are a man) would cause great weight loss. The fact is, that if you cut them too low, you'll experience starvation mode and won't lose. If you keep th... Read more

  • My Eats for 24 Aug 14

    8/25/2014 1:05:37 AM, by COLOR-BLUE

    BREAKFAST Thin 'n Trim - Wildfire Buffalo - Chicken Sausage, 1 serving ⊗ 70 0 3 17 Egg substitute, liquid (Egg Beaters), 0.25 cup ⊗ 33 1 0 7 Banana - Dole, 121 gram(s) ⊗ 106 28 0 1 Healthy Life - 100% Whole Wheat Whole Grain Bread, 0.5 serving ⊗ 35 ... Read more

  • Waterfalls!

    8/25/2014 12:30:45 AM, by ALIHIKES

    Today I hiked Tumalo Creek with my friend Linda. It was a beautiful hike with LOTS of smaller waterfalls after the large main waterfall (Tumalo Falls). Today, the weather was cooler (70s F, or approx 22 C) which was nice for a longer uphill hike. Hike was approx 8 miles (13 kilometers) and approx 12... Read more

  • How I Spent My Summer

    8/24/2014 11:12:00 PM, by BMCC488

    Accomplishments: 400 miles in 2014 goal= 352.4 miles and over 113 hours of walking logged 5 mile at once goal= 5 miles hit yesterday in 1 hour 41 minutes (20 min/mile) Lost 31.6 pounds Exercised over 7500 minutes total Became more active in day to day life Benefits of lifestyle: Sli... Read more

  • Busy Bees

    8/24/2014 9:25:26 PM, by TRELLAPASCUAL

    Today has been a busy day we knocked down a tree. took my daughter shopping for her birthday. Got the log splitter out , BBQ on the deck. Did my 15 minutes of exercise. But all in all it was a happy day with a great family. Oh and when we knocked down the tree we found a bee hive. it was not destroy... Read more

  • Friends of IRENE - DIDMIS

    8/24/2014 8:16:54 PM, by MNNSAIDE

    Update: Sunday, August 24th I just got of the phone with IRENE and she sounds GREAT!!! Back Brace is off Walking with a walker and doing well She has 3 more weeks in Re-hab to see if she gains all her strength back to be released. Her niece gave her an ipad and she said s... Read more

  • Back from visiting FIL

    8/24/2014 4:53:04 PM, by MEXGAL1

    when I got there he was being feed by a nurse a piece of cheese cake. I asked Mina the nurse what time tomorrow will the physical therapist be there. She said the doctor wanted to wait another week. This is the new geriatric doctor he just saw a couple of days ago. I was sitting next to FIL and ... Read more

  • Confession!

    8/24/2014 4:44:19 PM, by DAWNAHUNTER

    Oops, I started the week a bit light on the daily calories. Well I sure made up for that as the week went on! Monday: could have eaten 500 more calories Tuesday: could have eaten 500 more calories Wednesday: I didn't track all my meals. Supper was beef stroganoff with egg noodles. Didn'... Read more

  • Neat Family

    8/24/2014 4:06:07 PM, by SBECKER526

    I have three super friends in one family. Hen is my golf partner and neighbor. Linda is a new pastor of Calvary United Church of Christ in Barto, PA. Cyndi is the other daughter who is super at so much. The third daughter, Debbie, is a former student. This family is so outgoing and welcom... Read more

  • Interesting Lesson From the Scriptures

    8/24/2014 3:53:46 PM, by CHERIERIE

    A few days ago, our family was discussing favorite scriptures. My son said he liked the story in Judges 3. I drew a blank, not remembering anything in particular from Judges 3 and he gave a summary of the story - something about a dagger and stabbing a fat guy. Today in church after hearing multi... Read more

  • A Major Milestone!

    8/24/2014 3:32:11 PM, by TMINUSFLAB2FIT

    I am really sleepy, but I am too excited to rest. I got up this morning and made myself a healthy breakfast, and drank a TON of water. I weighed at my usual time thinking the water consumption would add a bit. I was pleasantly surpr... Read more

  • 101th time is a charm

    8/24/2014 3:09:18 PM, by TRYN2SURVIVE

    I have started and restarted my health goals so many times in the last 20 years, only to drop them after a few weeks. Now that I am diagnosed as pre-diabetic - I'm much more motivated than just wanting to fit into pretty clothes or take a sexy photo. SparkPeople is a great program, and has so ... Read more

  • Each Day!!!

    8/24/2014 1:52:26 PM, by COLOR-BLUE

    Each day that I'm alive, I thank God for a day never promised, but I also think about the time that He's coming to claim His Own. Whatever I imagine, it will be so much more spectacular, as God said in His Word, that He does exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ever imagine. So just keep ... Read more

  • Sunday and Gratitude

    8/24/2014 1:38:00 PM, by PICKIE98

    i am grateful for arriving home unscathed from the loonies on the expressways in Michigan! I am grateful for returning home with more money than I thought I would. Went to workplace to get my schedule for this coming week.. did not feel any sadness for being gone a week or more.. The weather... Read more

  • Excuses

    8/24/2014 11:16:56 AM, by LOSETOGAIN2014

    Excuses meaning: attempt to lessen the blame attaching to (a fault or offense); seek to defend or justify. As I was sitting here thinking about things, weight loss In particular a few things went through my mind. I have been going through life struggling with my weight, I know what to do and how t... Read more

  • I am back!

    8/24/2014 9:37:55 AM, by ANIMIRABAL1

    Looking back over the past eight and a half months, I have no idea why I gave up on myself. I stopped tracking my meals, stopped working out and, I can't remember why. So, since I can't change the past, today marks another new beginning. My life is in a much better place and I am feeling conf... Read more

  • About to begin: Again!

    8/24/2014 9:30:04 AM, by CHEZCATS6

    Hi everyone, I am about to begin my weight loss journey again. I have been through some ups and downs, as I'm sure we all have been. My big problem is not journaling my food and exercise intake, which is why I'm having problems. I drink plenty of water, and try to weigh and measure, but exercis... Read more

  • Hello SparkFriends - Happy Sunday!

    8/24/2014 6:46:21 AM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Good morning, SparkFriends! I am feeling well this morning. I slept well last night, despite fewer hours than I would have liked (will make this up with a nap later). Yesterday I worked out at home. I repeated the exercises in my last blog, although I could not figure out how to make the plank ... Read more

  • Sunday 8-24-14 just past midnight....

    8/24/2014 3:15:08 AM, by HEART333

    I need to get to bed soon but got this on my mind. Hoping tomorrow I will be well enough to make the hike to buy groceries. I also pray that I can manage past my health an buy good for me food instead of easy for me food. What I mean by that its no cop out its simple put I do not do wel... Read more

  • Awesome August

    8/24/2014 12:45:15 AM, by MARIESEIZE

    Looking back at August so far, I can say that I haven't tracked very much, but I can also say that it has been full of little victories...and progress! I actually don't think there's been much progress on the scale (don't have one, so can't confirm that), but I'm noticing a huge difference in m... Read more

  • HIS DAY!!!

    8/24/2014 12:12:28 AM, by COLOR-BLUE

    The song says it all!!! www.youtube.com/watch?v=
    8gwaIr46ea0 Blessings! - Nancy Jean - GA... Read more

  • CRAZY EATING DAY!!!

    8/23/2014 11:40:26 PM, by COLOR-BLUE

    BREAKFAST Panera Bread - Breakfast Power Sandwich, 1 serving ⊗ 340 31 15 23 Panera Bread - Fresh Fruit Cup (Large), 1 serving ⊗ 150 37 0 2 Breakfast TOTALS: 490 68 15 25 LUNCH Keebler - Town House - Pita Oven Baked Crackers - Mediterranean Herb, 16 se... Read more

  • Bug Day

    8/23/2014 10:51:35 PM, by 56ROSE

    Today was Bug Day at the Idaho Botanical Gardens. We attended with our 2 Grandchildren, ages 8 and 10. The weather was gorgeous; not too hot with a refreshing breeze. It was great being outdoors with the little ones as they discovered the world of bugs. I also got in some walking and enjoyed the gar... Read more

  • 5 Miles!

    8/23/2014 8:53:12 PM, by BMCC488

    Last night I checked the weather before going to bed and it said the rain wouldn't start until eleven a.m. so I got up at eight thirty. I left a little later than I planned and it was HOT and super humid (my brother said 85%), but I brought a water with me and hoped that I could make it. I had mappe... Read more

  • Felt good to sleep in my own bed!

    8/23/2014 3:52:11 PM, by PICKIE98

    The beds in the cabins were very comfy, but we are home. I started the laundry and promptly fell asleep in the chair reading the back newspapers and checking mail. NO health card yet.. Dd is even less ambitious than I.. The sun finally came out an hour ago, but I am still glad we did not s... Read more

  • My Life at the Moment

    8/23/2014 3:15:05 PM, by SBECKER526

    My husband is needing almost constant care. He is almost housebound. When that time comes we will need to bring in outside help. Currently I do his meds, his shots, his dialysis, and manage the charting of everything. I record all foods that he eats and tally the potassium, calcium, sodium and ... Read more

  • "Be better today than yesterday."

    8/23/2014 12:04:37 PM, by CHERIERIE

    I have been reading the welcome stuff for SparkPeople since I am starting over. This part, to me, is the best of everything SparkPeople offers: "One of the top points about the SparkPeople program is our emphasis on taking one small step at a time in many areas of life – including one health... Read more

  • Living here you always need your camera

    8/23/2014 11:25:49 AM, by MEXGAL1

    Yes, I find that I see so many fun and different things living here so I always carry my camera. Here is a photo of a "goat jam". We have horse jams, cow jams, chicken jams. Just part of the fun of living in a Mexican village. ... Read more

  • Soul Searching I

    8/23/2014 10:28:32 AM, by ERABEL

    Recently I read a blog from a fellow Sparker and she had fallen short of her weight loss goals. Who among us has not failed at meeting a weight loss goal? We can grow through failure by using it to understand ourselves better. This week I had to come to grips that I had begun to revert back t... Read more

  • Doing well

    8/23/2014 8:37:33 AM, by VICKIB1234

    I have not got to get on here as much as I like, but I am following the diet and exercising. I have lost 7 pounds since starting this program. I am so excited. My family and I joined a gym yesterday and went for the first time. I really like it!... Read more

  • BLC Round 26- Register Now

    8/23/2014 8:04:22 AM, by JD394471

    The Biggest Loser Challenge (also known as the BLC) is a 12 week challenge that was INSPIRED by, but not based on the TV show of the same name. We have been around for 8+ years encouraging HEALTHY weight loss and fitness by helping ... Read more

  • Never give up - again

    8/23/2014 7:14:03 AM, by URBANLOTUS

    How is it that I am so inconsistent? I had a great month in July, then August has been completely derailed. I am so easily taken off course with my health and weight loss, walking and activity levels. Starting tomorrow, (it's bed time now and there will be no snacking tonight) I am going to do... Read more

  • BE STILL. . . . .

    8/23/2014 5:54:30 AM, by COLOR-BLUE

    Just rest in His capable mighty arms, as he carries you and lulls you with this beautiful song. Let His Peace wash over you, as you Be Still . . . . www.youtube.com/watch?v=
    BgaHaioAjyg Blessings!... Read more

  • YEP!!!

    8/23/2014 5:49:53 AM, by COLOR-BLUE

    BREAKFAST Banana - Dole, 122 gram(s) ⊗ 107 28 0 1 Cap'n Crunch, 1 cup ⊗ 147 31 2 16 Simple Truth - Organic Fat Free Milk, 2 fl oz, 4 oz ⊗ 40 6 0 4 Breakfast TOTALS: 293 65 2 21 LUNCH ... Read more

  • Exercise & Bacon, there's Room For Both. Now What Was The 1st Word Again?!

    8/23/2014 12:36:35 AM, by MSPROVERBS31

    "Exercise & Bacon, there's Room For Both. Now What Was The 1st Word Again?!" So it's been quite some time since my last blog, about 10 months actually. Well, I thought it would be good to get back into blogging because it helps me focus. So as I'm trying to figure out what I'd write about I dre... Read more

  • New Size

    8/22/2014 10:09:58 PM, by BMCC488

    A couple nights ago my mom was watching Extreme Weight Loss and close to the end I felt motivated to try on one of my size 20 pants. The two pairs of khaki pants I mentioned in a previous post are Riders by Lee that my sister got for free for me at a clothing bank a few years ago. I went back and fo... Read more

  • Make It Hard to Be Bad

    8/22/2014 9:46:35 PM, by CHERIERIE

    I was just reading on the sparkpage of WOUBBIE (question: why are our 'names' always in all caps?) and she shares something that I think is absolutely brilliant. She was talking about forming lifelong habits, and how it can be a long process and she said that our challenge is to make it more diffi... Read more

  • Back Home from the forests!

    8/22/2014 9:15:27 PM, by PICKIE98

    We decided to return home today since it was very humid and overcast in Indian River.. We had breakfast there, stopped in West Branch so I could buy an olive oil mister for cooking that I have been wanting for months. I searched all of the stores near me, but it must be a hot item, I could never f... Read more

  • Why

    8/22/2014 8:19:56 PM, by PORTIAWILLIS

    Well not such a good day eating wise but great other ways. Spent time with The Lord early this morning, got to spend time with my grandson tonight and his mother. Had a lot of good laughs. Tomorrow is another day and I except today's results with a smile and know that I will do better tomorrow ... Read more

  • June 2nd Since The Last Time I Blogged. Yup. Really... Really?!

    8/22/2014 6:28:17 PM, by KAILYNSTAR

    Wow. I knew it's been a while since I have blogged, yet I didn't realize it's been since June 2nd! WOW. I have to apologize to all of you Spark buddies. I'm so sorry for not being here. Now, here are the excuses. I had to get my nails done and my hair. I had to walk th... Read more