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  • Halloween

    10/31/2014 12:49:32 AM, by CZESTES

    Oh no, nothing fits! I gave all of my "too small" costumes to my daughter and when she moved in with me, she put them in storage. When I tried on the costumes I have, all are way too big. Sadly, my daughter is working out of town for 4 weeks and I can't go to her storage unit to find something th... Read more

  • Zapped

    10/30/2014 10:17:33 PM, by BMCC488

    Woke up this morning and felt normal. I went for a 3.35 mile walk and ended up talking to my sister for two-thirds of it because I couldn't wait to ask her if it would be possible for my nephews and I to go trick-or-treating with her and her kids. She said that my brother-in-law would be offended, t... Read more

  • Days 476-480 on the Journey!!- 62 days to a healthy B.M.I.

    10/30/2014 6:30:34 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, Firstly let me apologize for not keeping up my accountability. Unfortunately I kept putting off my blog writing and then stuff just kept getting in the way. Anyway let's start with the good news first. My exercise streak is now 12 days strong. Can I get a Yep I have... Read more

  • Thursday

    10/30/2014 4:53:19 PM, by PICKIE98

    I had an appointment at the Buick dealership to adjust my key fobs for a recall, so spent an hour there. Not much else going on here.. I have my crockpot chicken in the oven browning, along with baking potatoes. Will steam some organic Brussels sprouts too. Have a huge green salad too. We ... Read more

  • Who'd Of Thought?

    10/30/2014 4:33:47 PM, by KAILYNSTAR

    'Tis All Hallow's Eve and I have to admit...the weather is weird. The wind is howling, the house is rattling and shaking, it's cool in the house no matter how much you turn up the heat. My youngest daughter is going through the angst of not really knowing what is going on for her. A frien... Read more

  • Weight Loss Failure

    10/30/2014 4:17:43 PM, by AZALEA58

    I lost 30 lbs in 2009 only to gain it back. In 2011, I lost the weight again only to only gain it back. There is a major struggle to be healthy in my life. Fibroid tumors plague my uterine tissue. I must lose the weight and eat a healthy diet in order to shrink them. I have a lot of... Read more

  • MapMyWalk 10/30/14

    10/30/2014 4:10:10 PM, by KIMI_SILVA

    This is today's walk... Read more

  • Complements for Myself

    10/30/2014 3:01:14 PM, by HYPERGIRL201

    I am hard-working, smart and beautiful :-)... Read more

  • Randomness

    10/30/2014 2:48:24 PM, by MSPOOH404

    I spent my entire workday yesterday on Yeah. I know. I felt like a slug, but it was what it was. I wasn't feeling the best yesterday, and I started to stay home from work, but I need to save up some sick/vacation days in order to extend my holiday breaks...s... Read more

  • BMI 31, Belviq, and Athenix

    10/30/2014 1:34:06 PM, by KIMI_SILVA

    I went to the doctor yesterday and was told that my BMI is unhealthy (obese), my weight is too high (5'3" @ 180 lbs), and he is putting me on something called Belviq as well as sending me to a nutritionist. Apparently the Belviq works with you psychologically as opposed to physically. I'm wait... Read more

  • Happy Halloween!!

    10/30/2014 11:28:09 AM, by CHERIERIE

    Happy Halloween to all! It will be a cold night here in Kansas City, but that should not dampen the fun and celebration! If I dress up, I will probably go as Frida Kahlo. Anyone else have plans?... Read more

  • Interesting walk with doggies yesterday.

    10/30/2014 11:02:07 AM, by MEXGAL1

    Near the end of our hike, Morgan was stopped dead in the calle. I wasn’t paying attention until I heard this rattling. I looked up and there was a huge rattlesnake in the middle of the road which was focused on Morgan and in striking position. Morgan was smart and when I said “no” she ran way fro... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/30/2014 10:08:14 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter has a halloween party at school tomorrow. she told me that i will be surprised when i see her halloween costume. she won't tell me what it is. today, i am back in the swing of things. i will get even more completed in my online course today. every day, i work on it for a while. all the b... Read more

  • QUOTE FOR TODAY 10-30-14

    10/30/2014 8:56:39 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "As I grow to understand life less and less I learn to love it more and more." By Jules Renard... Read more

  • I'm starting to love the after feeling of my workouts! Did I say that out loud?

    10/29/2014 10:58:44 PM, by BORNTOTEACH2

    I'm still not at a point that I'm excited about working out, but I am craving the after feeling. I find that if I just act like it's not a choice and it has to be done as part of the day I don't over think it and have success. I've been doing really well with the diabetic diet as long as I cook ah... Read more

  • Blasting Through

    10/29/2014 10:18:54 PM, by BMCC488

    This morning's weigh-in was a little disappointing: 0.4 pound lost. I know, I know, a loss is a loss... and I also know that it is because I'm carrying water weight. TOM is definitely going to come soon and I have felt bloated for that reason for a few days. The main reason it is so disappointing to... Read more

  • Meditation Update Two

    10/29/2014 10:16:08 PM, by CHAPLAINTWAGNER

    I am sharing with you my blood pressure taken today prior to meditation... Then taken after Meditation... Woot!!! I could not focus toda... Read more

  • Just thinking....

    10/29/2014 5:37:44 PM, by 2BSCOOBIE

    I was at a 2 day Child Abuse and Neglect Conference. Pretty heavy two days. There were over 500 people attending, many CPS and Foster Care workers. I work in a Children ER. So many people were overweight in the group. I think it is a factor in the type of work that is done. They were tal... Read more

  • Ramblings of Wednesday 10/29/2014

    10/29/2014 5:10:52 PM, by SARCASTICALLYME

    Wow my last blog post was 18 days ago! Well nothing major has happened really. Other then I have started crocheting again and I am currently addicted to it. When I am crocheting its like I gets lost in my own little bubble of time and I can and will lose track of time as I am working on a project. W... Read more

  • Wednesday

    10/29/2014 4:25:44 PM, by PICKIE98

    It REALLY got very cold overnight!! Brrrrr..! WIndy, cold, but sunny.. I wish I hadn't frozen all of that soup..... Read more

  • So frustrated with Insurance Company

    10/29/2014 11:59:36 AM, by MEXGAL1

    I worked really hard to compile all the information the insurance company requires to process a claim. Here in Mexico you must have something called a factura which is a formal receipt. You must ask for this specifically when being treated. Then you must get doctors to complete a two page form an... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/29/2014 9:24:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get some errands done, including getting some much needed groceries. my daughter is soooooo excited about halloween! on the weekend, she went to a halloween party that was held at the local ymca and she loved it! all the birds say cheep,cheep. my friend that moved out of town is doing so mu... Read more

  • It's Been Sooooo Long....

    10/29/2014 9:13:55 AM, by MSPOOH404

    ...since I've been active on SP. Looking back over my SparkPage, I see that it's been over 2 years since I've written a blog entry. Wow... I've been back here and there...using the trackers every now and again. But I haven't been anything...for a while. {SIGH} ... Read more


    10/29/2014 8:46:47 AM, by COLOR-BLUE

    This is an entry that I emailed to, my Sunday school class, when I got home from the ER at 11:30 PM, last night, and because of what is going on, I will not be on the site at all today, trying to recuperate and tomorrow I go back to the VA again, so I'm not sure if I'll be on line here or not. ... Read more

  • QUOTE FOR TODAY 10-29-14

    10/29/2014 5:21:50 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." By Confucius ... Read more

  • Golfing in PA on Oct 28

    10/28/2014 11:29:19 PM, by SBECKER526

    This is alledgedly Fall. Yes, the leaves are colorful and falling. Yet, I played golf today. It was 81 degrees in my car on the way home. I live in PA. Well, the weather was perfect. They had removed the leaves from the course. It was so beautiful to be outside and enjoy sunshine. Had a ... Read more

  • Fall, I miss you already!

    10/28/2014 10:40:35 PM, by NUTINLOOKSLIKE

    I decided that I would go on a walk with Bear & Maggie today, and I'll go back to the gym tomorrow. Today, Bear started in on me about going for a walk. LOL I got my sneakers on, and he was giving me the DIRTIEST looks. THEN, I said the magical words that made him forgive me on the spot: "Bear,... Read more

  • More in Control

    10/28/2014 10:02:51 PM, by BMCC488

    Today I felt more in control. I didn't have to babysit and I was able to get my morning workout with videos in my brother's room. Since my brother has no clue where his DVD player remote is, I've been having to use my laptop to play my DVDs if I workout in there. Well, after the warmup when it was s... Read more

  • Updates

    10/28/2014 7:27:29 PM, by CHAPLAINTWAGNER

    New Start in Life. Today I started volunteering in hospice. I met with the individual who I will be spending time with as they walk down this road they face. She is a very sweet lady. I am sure I will be writing about my journey more as time goes on. Meditations Update For me, Thomas Wag... Read more

  • Chapala Day of Dead Scuptures/!

    10/28/2014 7:13:41 PM, by MEXGAL1

    Today my DH and I went over to the next village/town near us to walk along the malecon. Which is like a concrete boardwalk. As we walked we came upon some of the coolest statues/figures that various businesses made. We think it was for some competition. They were all in the theme of Day of the D... Read more

  • Completed my 1st 10k

    10/28/2014 3:15:22 PM, by LAKEGIRL4

    This past weekend I completed my 1st 10K (my 1st any K)! It was one of the best days of my life! No I didnt run, didnt win any type of medal, but I "won" so much more..... I won confidence that I have never had! I won the support of my husband and friends that I have never had before.... I finished ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    10/28/2014 2:29:39 PM, by PICKIE98

    Hi to all. I decided to take that frozen chicken stock out of the freezer and make more chicken soup. I made it with sliders (homemade noodles) again. Such an easy recipe. Put 6-8c chicken broth in kettle, bring to a boil, add noodles, 1c each of onions, celery and carrots. Season with 1 t black... Read more

  • Herballife

    10/28/2014 11:30:08 AM, by CONNECTHEALTH

    Hey Guys, I haven't been able to log on for a while due to busyness. I had and still am doing the health stuff, despite not tracking it online as I have someone who weighs me in person once a week and he also checks up on my daily food intake and how I am doing with the herballife protein shake... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/28/2014 9:56:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    i did hear back on my assessments yesterday morning and i did not do well enough to pass. therefore i cannot get into that women's program right now. i can try again in six months. i am so glad i started my academic upgrading in september. at the pace i am going, it looks like i will be able to reac... Read more

  • QUOTE FOR TODAY 10-28-14

    10/28/2014 5:51:15 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?" By Albert Camus... Read more

  • QUOTE FOR TODAY 10-28-14

    10/28/2014 5:51:15 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?" By Albert Camus... Read more

  • Hungry Day

    10/28/2014 12:58:29 AM, by BMCC488

    This morning I got up and almost immediately left for a walk because it was all the time I had left if I wanted to walk three miles. I ended up only walking 2.75 miles because the time constraint was making me a little nervous. So when I got back I had just barely enough time to throw together my lu... Read more

  • Finally made it back to the gym again!

    10/27/2014 8:59:50 PM, by NUTINLOOKSLIKE

    I haven't been to the gym in a week LOL Instead I've been walking Bear and Maggie, enjoying some of the lovely Fall weather while it's here. Needless to say, they're mad at me! It's definitely going to take some kissing up on my part for them to forgive me - hoping a nice walk tomorrow will work.... Read more

  • Monday!

    10/27/2014 8:44:01 PM, by CURIOUSBIRD

    I'm trying to get back into tracking what I eat, even if I don't eat well. Today I ate several junk food snacks, including candy and a cheese Danish, and I was tempted to not track them, but I did - and it wasn't quite as bad of a day as I thought. Also, I had some healthy snacks, like a hard boiled... Read more

  • Intuitive Eating Deferred Again

    10/27/2014 8:35:36 PM, by HALRABI1

    I seem to continue needing the crutch of writing everything down I eat. Every time I stop, I gain weight.... Read more

  • Keepin' on keepin' on.

    10/27/2014 8:28:52 PM, by MRSBENNETT2

    High stress in MrsBennetts' household. Getting ready to sell the house, and all the attendant fun that goes along with that. Cleaning, cleaning, cleaning....I'm trying to handle the cleaning aspect so my husband can do the more fiddly things like painting. He's giving the poor realtor a run for h... Read more

  • Once again....

    10/27/2014 6:53:11 PM, by LIZZK80

    Ok so here I am once again starting over. I had an injury a few months ago with my (L) shoulder and was unable to workout for the last few months (doing too many planks, I had a slight fracture). I just got the ok to start once again, without doing planks anymore or push ups. I'm just going to use... Read more

  • Road to Recovery: 4th Week of P90X3

    10/27/2014 5:44:00 PM, by AHALTOM

    It's so awesome to be back in the game!!!!! This is the beginning of week four, and I couldn't be happier. In the first week of the program I was pretty discouraged. I felt flabby, weak, slow and uncoordinated. I tried to pr... Read more

  • Am I a Nobody?

    10/27/2014 4:29:06 PM, by MILPAM3

    On a daily SP email, SparkPeople community moderator Denise said: Nobody is perfect, and you don't have to be either. So...does that make me a Nobody? ... Read more

  • Monday

    10/27/2014 3:01:51 PM, by PICKIE98

    It is one of those zoned-out days for me. I took two dayquil last night hoping I would not get a plugged nose through the night. I did not, what I DID get was up, every single hour to use the rest room. THe dayquil ;get rid of fluids so your nose is not plugged,,well, something else emptied out ev... Read more

  • Holding on

    10/27/2014 1:21:30 PM, by TIREDOFBNFAT2

    Last year I posted about my aunt who passed from breast cancer. It will be a year this November 4th. Well my aunt was my dad's sister. Almost a year later we are taking care of my dad who is terminally ill from cancer also. It is hard but my mom, sisters and I are doing ok. There are moments when... Read more

  • Nice party for Mina's son Paco yesterday.

    10/27/2014 11:32:05 AM, by MEXGAL1

    It was a fun party with all of Mina's family Mina is my friend who is a nurse whom I met a few years back when she was working for someone else and was assigned to come to my home to put me on IV and care for me. Since then she started the home which FIL lives in. She was able to do so as we told... Read more

  • HE LOVES ME!!!

    10/27/2014 9:31:48 AM, by COLOR-BLUE

    I'm not able to speak for anybody else, but I haven't known Jesus all of my life. I was in the world and of the world for many years and having a GRAND TIME! At least it was what I conceived a grand time to be at that particular moment. I was deep in the muck and mire, and didn't even know it. ... Read more

  • it's monday

    10/27/2014 9:27:17 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a beautiful,sunny cool day here today. i am already going for a long walk outdoors, in just a short while. my daughter is sooo excited for halloween! she even has me excited about it,too! i did pick up my holds from the library the other day. i will work on my online course some more today. i ... Read more

  • Meditation Experiment

    10/27/2014 7:27:11 AM, by CHAPLAINTWAGNER

    Meditation Experiment This past week my friend and I had talked about doing an experiment concerning meditation. We wanted to see if meditation and what type of meditation would make a difference in our lives. We decided on a 5 week study broken down week by week. I will post results up here... Read more

  • QUOTE FOR TODAY 10-27-14

    10/27/2014 6:02:38 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot." By Steven Wright... Read more

  • SET FREE!!!

    10/26/2014 11:55:37 PM, by COLOR-BLUE

    I've been so overwhelmed since yesterday's blog, but it's a good kind of being overwhelmed. As I was witnessing to another child of God, I realized that it took all of this 7 years to come to a head and 7 is the ULTIMATE number according to God's Word! There is no mistake that it took that long, a... Read more

  • Friends of Irene - DIDMIS !!!!!!!!

    10/26/2014 11:13:28 PM, by MNNSAIDE

    Just look at this Beautiful Birthday Girl!!!!! Her church friends and two Spark friends met at Cracker Barrel tonight (the 26th) for her 87th Birthday! ... Read more

  • Steps, Miles, or both?

    10/26/2014 9:08:41 PM, by NUTINLOOKSLIKE

    I decided to buy myself an activity tracker. I must admit, it's only a digital one, not all high tech. I'm hoping to get a fitbit or SP tracker for Christmas (have to save up for it AND a smart phone - phone now is blackberry style). Till then, I thought it'd be a nice way to practice remembering... Read more

  • Friend's ordination

    10/26/2014 6:16:49 PM, by SBECKER526

    Today was a wonderful day. My friend, Linda, was ordained. She was called to a church in Barto, PA. She is really called and prepared diligently over the years. She had many life challenges that will make her a caring pastor. I assisted by serving communion at her service. I felt so honore... Read more

  • Sorry For My Absence

    10/26/2014 4:53:05 PM, by LADYJEZEBEL

    I have been going through a lot lately. I have been having troubles with my heart racing for a few years now, and it keeps progressing as time goes on. I cannot even walk a block without having to stop 10 times to catch my breath. My cardiologist is looking at blood clots or coronary heart disease, ... Read more

  • Interesting Walk & Week 9 Semester Goals

    10/26/2014 2:53:39 PM, by BMCC488

    As most of you know, I live in a semi-rural area... and I only say semi-rural because there are a few factory type businesses back here... Imagine my surprise when I was about a mile away on the back road, and saw a table with bottles of water on it in front of an agricultural field! It was like "tw... Read more

  • Long time no Blog

    10/26/2014 2:12:27 PM, by ITSALWAYSABTME

    I think I've been avoiding spark because I was embarrassed that I wasn't making the right choices. Thinkgs at work have been super crazy in the fact my schedule has been changed several times. I eas working nights for several months... Read more

  • Long time no Blog

    10/26/2014 2:10:12 PM, by ITSALWAYSABTME

    I think I've been avoiding spark because I was embarrassed that I wasn't making the right choices. Thinkgs at work have been super crazy in the fact my schedule has been changed several times. I eas working nights for several months and I LOVED it. Combining a schedule that totally works for my nig... Read more

  • it's sunday

    10/26/2014 1:26:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter is off right now with her aunt and uncle. they are treating her and my parents to lunch. my sister and her husband have a wedding anniversary the same week as my parents. this is their way of celebrating both together. i did enjoy the movies. a few of my holds are ready to be picked up a... Read more

  • lose weight now

    10/26/2014 12:47:37 PM, by BAYLA123

    got to lose weight now, but how! ... Read more

  • Hum some sore muscles

    10/26/2014 11:31:32 AM, by MEXGAL1

    Yesterday after walking the dog their 4 miles I ended up helping DH take down a large evergreen bush thing with heavy branches. I hauled branches for like 2 hours. Not bad for 62 years old. But that was my limit. Had to stop. My muscles are telling me today that they are tired. I know I need t... Read more

  • Changing mid stream

    10/26/2014 8:35:28 AM, by 1COUNSELOR

    Never change horses mid stream. I read that somewhere and sorta understood what it meant. I think this morning I figured it out for sure. I bought a new digital scale. My old one was unreliable, I could get three different readings in a matter of minutes. Well the new digital weighs heavier than old... Read more

  • Just a little laugh.

    10/26/2014 7:55:43 AM, by GOANNA2

    An expedition kayaker gets lost in a chain of deserted islands. Paddling well after sunset he finally camps on a sandy beach. He wakes up and notices the sand is dark red. The sky is dark red. He walks around and sees that there is dark red grass, dark red birds and dark red fruit on re... Read more

  • Sunday

    10/26/2014 7:26:13 AM, by PICKIE98

    Either allergies or a cold are dragging me down. I have a plugged up nose and am constantly tired. I even used a Breathe-right the other night and it did not help. Last night I took two extra strength Tylenol and two allergy pills(daytime). I was awake every half hour, tossed and turned, tried p... Read more

  • QUOTE FOR TODAY 10-26-14

    10/26/2014 4:37:56 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century." By Dame edna Everage... Read more

  • Some Pictures from my Walks

    10/25/2014 9:54:01 PM, by BMCC488

    This morning when I woke up, I thought my knees felt better but about an hour later, when I was preparing to get my shoes on to go for a walk, I realized they were still hurting and decided at least for some of the day I would need to rest them. It turned into all day and I really hope my knees feel... Read more

  • Days 474-475 on the Journey!!- 67 days to a healthy B.M.I.

    10/25/2014 8:56:07 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, I promised to keep myself accountable to you folks and I'm keeping my promises. Things have been going to say the least. I am now 6 days strong with my exercise streak and I'm doing it in high style while I'm at it. Today for example I actually didn't have a schedu... Read more


    10/25/2014 11:29:16 AM, by COLOR-BLUE

    Some of you have been waiting for this blog for a long time, and so have I. Every time I would think about putting this down, God kept saying wait, until today. So, I'm giving God the reigns, as I usually do and I'll see the out come, when I spell check. I was all ready to BLAST the VA, yet a... Read more

  • Day of Dead right around the corner

    10/25/2014 11:02:01 AM, by MEXGAL1

    Here in Mexico "Halloween" is sneaking in and children are beginning to dress up. the Walmart here is mostly responsible for it with costumes for sale. We will here children out on the 31st down the mountain yelling "be fair to treat or treat" and now going from house to house for treats. They ne... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/25/2014 9:28:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    i borrowed some movies from the local library the other day. i think i will make this a movie day. my daughter is on a play date with some of her friends. all the birds say hi. it is a nice fall day here. so i will definitely spend time outdoors. have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • QUOTE FOR TODAY 10-25-14

    10/25/2014 4:15:39 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." By Leo Tolstay... Read more

  • QUOTE FOR TODAY 10-25-14

    10/25/2014 4:15:38 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." By Leo Tolstay... Read more

  • Bad Knees

    10/25/2014 12:27:12 AM, by BMCC488

    Last night when I got up to use the restroom, my left knee hurt really bad. I had been sleeping on my left side. It hurt so bad that I couldn't bend it without a great deal of pain. I slept on my right side after that and when I woke up, I didn't notice any pain or at least not more than my once in ... Read more

  • getting easier

    10/24/2014 11:47:29 PM, by 1COUNSELOR

    6 weeks ago when I started this program I groaned and complained all day about having to do this and trying to remember to do that. well I'm excited about the challenges now. it appeals to my competitive nature. I've had to get rid of several pair of pants due to being so big and baggy they were j... Read more

  • Another Bear (and Maggie) walking day

    10/24/2014 9:59:56 PM, by NUTINLOOKSLIKE

    Today was yet another day for walking with Bear and Maggie around the neighborhood. I know, I know - "Why are you paying for the gym if you aren't using it?" I just can't bring myself to deny Bear (and now Maggie too) the pleasure of a walk when I know they look forward to it so much. It does all... Read more

  • Cold Friday

    10/24/2014 3:09:34 PM, by PICKIE98

    temp 43 degrees. I had to turn the furnace on to get the temp in the house up to 60. Brrr..Just took a very warm shower..feel better ,,I think some white hot chocolate will help too..with 1/2% milk of course. Slow at work today so I left early and ran errands, came back home to try to rela... Read more

  • 7 DAYS NOW

    10/24/2014 2:47:21 PM, by LANNE1956


  • Do you trust your belly?

    10/24/2014 2:25:07 PM, by KELLYGRN

    I have no idea when I am hungry or full. Never have that I remember. I have learned to eat on a time schedule. Makes for a boring life. No snacking or nibbles allowed. Being in a wheelchair doesn't allow much exercise so to lose weight, low intake is the only way I can see to lose. As lo... Read more

  • No problem at all after oral surgery

    10/24/2014 11:51:33 AM, by MEXGAL1

    I am feeling great. Had no pain. Even got the doggies out for their 4 mile walk. But the weird thing is that I am on a liquid diet and only had about 1000 calories yesterday but put 3 pounds on over night...what the heck??? I am not uncomfortable in my clothes at 113. I guess there must b... Read more

  • QUOTE FOR TODAY 10-24-14

    10/24/2014 11:12:40 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said." By Alan Greenspan... Read more

  • Challenging Weekend

    10/24/2014 10:09:42 AM, by ASHMOOLEE

    I will be going home this weekend. I eat well, drink well, and always enjoy myself. This particular weekend I will be attending our State Fair, it is a haven for fried foods and all things delicious and unhealthy. It only happens once a year. So I think I will enjoy myself without feeling super guil... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/24/2014 9:35:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from my good friend the other day, the one who went overseas a few weeks ago. he is doing well and wants to know if i am doing well. a true friend. my daughter is getting ready for halloween. i know it is not until next week. she has already decided what she wants to be this year and she is ... Read more

  • Days 443-473 on the Journey!!- 69 days to a healthy B.M.I.

    10/23/2014 11:43:18 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, I don't know how many of you are tired of hearing this (because I'm tired of saying it) but I have hit the reset button yet again. Yep I've fallen off the wagon BIG time and have the weight gain to show for i... Read more

  • Mostly Relaxing Day

    10/23/2014 11:14:27 PM, by BMCC488

    Since my brother left to run errands this morning, I used his room to do a WATP workout. Then my mom and I finally succeeded in getting the heater on. I was really cold last night and this time we were able to follow the directions, because after searching over and over, I finally found the part tha... Read more

  • Fighting my selfish self

    10/23/2014 10:21:23 PM, by NUTINLOOKSLIKE

    Since I've started taking Bear on walks regularly, I was looking forward to having some "nice" days. Days when it's not so hot and muggy that you feel like your shirt has become a second skin. Days that aren't so sticky that you feel like you need a shower after walking to go check the mail. So ... Read more

  • Fun Experience with Snaggles

    10/23/2014 9:51:30 PM, by SBECKER526

    My cat, Snaggles, is a truly satisfied cat. We got him 15 months ago from the Animal Rescue League of Berks County. His foster caregiver was the development director. She housed him in her office for 8 months prior to our adopting Snaggles. She loved getting pictures of the cat over time. Re... Read more

  • Starting Again

    10/23/2014 9:44:26 PM, by DTMEDIC

    Well, my counselor suggested I try out SparkPeople so here I am. I am at the highest weight of my entire life today...266 lbs. My mind cannot even conceive how I have let myself get to this point. Until I had my first child at age 20, I could eat anything I wanted and never gained an ounce. A... Read more

  • My Journey's New Place

    10/23/2014 9:43:56 PM, by CLASCOTT

    I stepped on the scale this morning and discovered I have lost 2 pounds. I came back to SparkPeople about 3 weeks ago, and I am pleased with my progress. Am I doing everything right? No. Am I exercising every day? No. Perfection is not within my reach, and it never will be. All I can do is wha... Read more

  • Bach home already from surgery

    10/23/2014 3:19:42 PM, by MEXGAL1

    We drove an hour to the oral surgeon's office. They were waiting for me. I had an IV put in me by the anesthesiologist where he had a bit of a problem with getting it in. He said "your veins look so good but are difficult."....ouch! I told him not to worry just push her in there as I was used to... Read more

  • Thursday

    10/23/2014 3:00:00 PM, by PICKIE98

    I think the fibromyalgia is getting worse: I just wrote my blog as a comment on YESTERDAY'S BLOG!!!!!!!!DUH!!! Go there and read my comment, then congratulate me for earning the D.O.D.A!(Dork Of the Day Award)... Read more

  • my diet sayings

    10/23/2014 11:44:25 AM, by 50PLUSYOUNG

    The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat are really good friends. ~Author Unknown~ We are really good friends. ... Read more

  • I'll do what it takes and will not give up!

    10/23/2014 10:20:58 AM, by BORNTOTEACH2

    This week has been a roller coast of emotion and busy. Normally I'd use it all as an excuse to not do anything for myself, but surprisingly I haven't. I realize that if I don't get the workout done and get healthy the only one I'm cheating is myself! I haven't had time to get on the computer ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/23/2014 10:02:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day for me to catch up on my online course work as well as getting in some much needed exercise. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i will go about my day as usual and if anything comes up,job wise, that i am interested in, then i will go for it. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Being Prepared

    10/23/2014 9:53:23 AM, by TIGERGRRRL

    Things I keep with me now in my cross body bag: beef jerky or steak stick, Think Thin high protein bar, almonds, a babybel round, box of raisins, and a bottle of water. That way I'm never in a jam.... Read more

  • QUOTE FOR TODAY 10-23-14

    10/23/2014 4:13:18 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose." By George Meredith... Read more

  • Playing hooky

    10/22/2014 10:55:21 PM, by NUTINLOOKSLIKE

    I know I said yesterday I was going to go to the gym today, but I have to admit, I played hooky. It was nice and cool this morning, so I decided if it was nice tonight, I would walk with Bear instead. I loved going to the gym, don't get me wrong. But after 30+ years of Florida weather, I knew thi... Read more

  • Full Speed Ahead

    10/22/2014 10:43:24 PM, by BMCC488

    This morning I weighed in and I have lost a pound (even). The rest of the day has been good for the most part. I got a TON of homework done, actually nearly all that was left besides my psychology midterm. Since we had the midterm, we didn't have any other homework in that class so ... Read more

  • Home in Ajijic

    10/22/2014 10:01:44 PM, by MEXGAL1

    We got home late Monday night and have been very busy getting ready for me to have the surgery tomorrow to get all four wisdom teeth out...ouch! Due to my Sjogren's they are putting me asleep to take them out so it will be less stressful. My DH is driving me and will take care of me. I have plent... Read more

  • Wednesday

    10/22/2014 1:54:58 PM, by PICKIE98

    Another good day at work. After work DD and I stopped at Kroger to pick up my Rx, then on to gas station for fill-up. It is nice to have no decisions, bills or errands left today. That can change hourly, so I love it when I can just relax. I have eaten very healthy today. I had cheerios pro... Read more