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  • So confused

    9/18/2014 2:46:16 AM, by CZESTES

    This post goes with yesterday. More reasons for me to hate clothes shopping. So, what in the world is up with the descriptions on jeans? I have looked at articles in regard to "the perfect pant for your body type." All of them said I should be in "curvy." Ok, I google jeans for curvy women... Read more

  • Day 3 - More Craziness

    9/17/2014 11:13:26 PM, by TERRIANNE531

    So another day of out of the usual activity and one more to go. Can't wait to settle back into a normal routine on Friday! We had our Grand Opening today and I did pretty well not eating the catered food. Tomorrow is a manager's meeting so who knows what is in store. Still not drinking enoug... Read more

  • What a day

    9/17/2014 10:18:03 PM, by 2NDCHANCEWITHEY

    So today started out pretty well. I woke up on time and was pretty much out the door on time for my chiropractor appointment. Well as close to on time as possible with a 3 year old "Oh wait mommy I forgot something" "Oh wait mommy I have to go potty" "Oh wait mommy Nicu doesn't have her shoes on" ... Read more

  • Emotional and Armed

    9/17/2014 9:57:33 PM, by BMCC488

    Today my mom fell and hurt her back a few hours into her first day at her new job. I think in the back of my mind, I knew something was going to happen because I was nervous for her to go. It's retail but the store isn't open yet, so they are setting out merchandise and getting things ready. My brot... Read more

  • Working on less stress!

    9/17/2014 8:18:25 PM, by SBECKER526

    I decided to stick with doing less and enjoying what I do moreso. I have an executive meeting at 9 am tomorrow. I have a hair appt at 1 pm and a class on nutrition and cancer at 3. I am not overbooked as the next appointment meetin g is on the way back from the first. If I have the energy, I wi... Read more

  • The Most Beautiful People...

    9/17/2014 5:14:47 PM, by JCH628

    “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understand... Read more

  • Thank you all for your suggestions for DH.

    9/17/2014 3:46:54 PM, by MEXGAL1

    Thank you Blazingsword! She emailed sparks for me and found out that I can open another account using my own email address. This will be fine as I can set it up to private and also check off no mail from sparks. I have to do that as I get a ton of mail from Sparks. Every time I think I have my s... Read more

  • week 2 ,6th day

    9/17/2014 3:40:23 PM, by PORTIAWILLIS

    Short and sweet. Still sick. Missing work, and walking. Gona get off here and do some Yoga to at least get in some exercise. Might help my mental attitude too. See everyone at weigh in tomorrow.... Read more

  • Femoral nerve pain

    9/17/2014 3:08:33 PM, by PICKIE98

    Many Sparkers mailed me to ask about this pain. I have had this for about two years now. It strikes randomly, but for me, it is always after I have been standing on hard floors(Duh, ever walked on SOFT floors??) ,concrete floors, hard tiles floors,etc. It used to happen maybe twice in a... Read more

  • Clothes Shopping

    9/17/2014 11:56:35 AM, by CZESTES

    I absolutely despise clothes shopping! Never have I been the shape that designers and manufacturers make clothing for. I am curvy, which is great to hide weight but not so great for buying pants. I don't even know what size I wear. Oh the horror! I have successfully altered shirts and skirts, b... Read more

  • still not happy

    9/17/2014 11:13:47 AM, by JB4REAL

    Still not happy with myself, but after serious deliberation, I am not depressed. Simply a little mopey. LOL. I am very proud of what I have been doing in my family and work, but just not my body. So I am working on that. I took a mental health day, and started it at the gym, instead of at work. I fi... Read more

  • Quote For The Day 9/17/2014

    9/17/2014 8:47:58 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them" By Leo Tolstoy... Read more

  • What a surprise!

    9/17/2014 7:32:46 AM, by TRYN2SURVIVE

    I jumped on the scale today not expecting anything and the dial moved down one more pound. I realize most of this is probably water weight, but I also feel it is the result of sticking to my plan. I love these kinds of surprises!... Read more

  • Thinking Positive, etc.

    9/17/2014 6:37:55 AM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    188.2 !!! I don't know what to attribute this weight loss to. I've been consistently eating above the lower end of my goal. Like 1600 calories, whereas I'm supposed to be between 1350 and 1800 (I think). Was I in starvation territory before? Why does eating more = losing weight for me? I mean, don'... Read more

  • Pants are Fitting Better Today!

    9/17/2014 4:51:28 AM, by DESIROCKS

    So thankful!... Read more

  • Rewards Earned So Far, 9/16/14

    9/16/2014 11:54:02 PM, by DESIROCKS

    Butterfly bandana 1 paid computer game 2 wii Just Dance songs Licorice tea Beaded keychain Swarovski crystal beaded bookmark Garnier Fructis conditioner Woo Hoo!... Read more

  • Operating at 75%

    9/16/2014 10:19:42 PM, by BMCC488

    Late last night I started feeling better. The fever, whole body aches, and some of the stuffiness disappeared. I thought it might just be for the night but I woke up today feeling the same, maybe slightly better. I still have nose and throat issues, and my lower ab muscles, lower back, and hips stil... Read more

  • Day 2 - What a Crazy Day

    9/16/2014 10:16:43 PM, by TERRIANNE531

    All kinds of havoc today - issues with cash at work and I had to run to several banks and offices throughout the day that I did not feel very productive today. But with all the errands and interruptions, I decided to call it a day early and went home around 3:30. My food today was pretty good,... Read more

  • A lil' rant, and a new plan.

    9/16/2014 9:50:58 PM, by MRSBENNETT2

    Must be something in the air...or last weeks' Super Moon is still hanging around providing a negative influence. A dear friend who has a life far too full and a difficult husband sort of went off the rails two days ago. I am at a loss how to help her. I finally decided to just tell her the ... Read more

  • A Year Later

    9/16/2014 9:43:37 PM, by SLDAVIS53

    I am back to the diet after spending most of the last year on "maintenance." I have kept my weight around 220 all this time, so I feel good about that. I've been to the doctor again in regards to my hip - the cartilage is completely gone and so is most of my mobility. I'm having surgery in Novem... Read more

  • never stay down

    9/16/2014 8:36:55 PM, by JB4REAL

    So I am really disappointed in myself, but I know why I am here. I know why I have continued to gain weight since last fall. I know that what I bury within has been hurting me. I know that I don't want to share this with anyone, except for one person. I know that today's horoscope was dead on today.... Read more

  • Bad day

    9/16/2014 6:11:33 PM, by PORTIAWILLIS

    I have never had migraines but believe I have one today. This headache started last night, was dizzy and slightly nauseated. Tried to do the holistic route with peppermint essential oil, also did the raindrop therapy treatment with the oils, used hot pack to neck and base of skull. That finally reli... Read more

  • Anyone out there use the "family" sparks feature?

    9/16/2014 5:06:33 PM, by MEXGAL1

    My DH asked me if I would help him lose weight. He's about 220 and six feet and wants to get down to 185 before the wedding next year in July. So I told him "sure" and am tracking his calories in an old little book designed for tracking. I used to use this little book before I found Sparks. I th... Read more

  • Food Diary Tuesday Sept 16 2014

    9/16/2014 4:09:50 PM, by 2NDCHANCEWITHEY

    I can't believe it is already 3pm and I am just getting to this. I have however been writing everything down so hopefully I am still accuate. Breakfast - oops didn't eat breakfast. not good not good Snack 3 thin mint cookies 2 lindt chocolates Lunch Pork Burrito with Greek... Read more

  • Determining my Goal Weight

    9/16/2014 1:15:49 PM, by CZESTES

    My doctor is wonderful! After our physical this year, he suggested we lose weight (we being my husband and myself). I had some issues with my back acting up at the beginning of the year, so I was already dieting at the time of my physical. Yesterday I went to see him for some odd chest pain and h... Read more

  • Day 312 - The Grass Is Always Greener...?

    9/16/2014 1:10:26 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    This morning I woke up and did my normal morning ritual, including weighing myself. Over the weekend I went crazy in my eating habits and basically binge ate the entire time. I did gain some weight so yesterday I made sure I got back on track. I'll admit, I didn't eat all my fruits and veggies and I... Read more

  • Tuesday

    9/16/2014 11:53:34 AM, by PICKIE98

    Came home today from work early: I have this thing that happens..it is very common according to my doc.. The femoral nerve all of a sudden gives severe pain, so crippling, I drop to the floor. Mine is caused from standing on concrete floors for hours at a time.. My sister gets it, as does a friend... Read more

  • Fall Is Knocking At The Back Door

    9/16/2014 11:07:00 AM, by PANDABEAR42

    You can tell fall is knocking at the back door as the weather is getting less humid, there is fog in the mornings and evenings, a person can remove the AC and open the windows to enjoy the fresh air, the trees are starting to change into their fall grandeur colors, gardens are starting to look ragge... Read more

  • Motivation

    9/16/2014 10:34:03 AM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Trying to motivate myself to go to the gym today and walk on the treadmill. Such a small thing, right? I feel awful, AGAIN. I just reviewed my goal board. I understand why SP recommends that we do that. It said, "I will not let pain - or fear of pain - stop me anymore." Wow. Do I believe in that? It... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    9/16/2014 10:08:08 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter told me this morning that she made the cross country team at school! woo hoo! way to go,sweetheart! she has a field trip coming up next monday and she put my name down as a volunteer. knowing my daughter, she was one of the first ones to hand the registration form and fee in this morning... Read more

  • Another notch down!

    9/16/2014 7:49:45 AM, by TRYN2SURVIVE

    Finally, finally the scale moved down one. That's pretty exciting, but what is more exciting is that today I woke up feeling like I had energy, and that I had actually slept. I am moving through my life with my eyes open now, not just stumbling around. It's great having the support and feedb... Read more

  • Quote For Today 9/16/2014

    9/16/2014 5:35:01 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "Anger manages everything badly" By P. Statios... Read more

  • The First Day

    9/15/2014 11:23:06 PM, by TERRIANNE531

    Not the best but tried to stick to the goals. I ate pretty well - packed a lunch and had a protein shake for breakfast with a serving of spinach added for the extra veggie. I had a berry and greek yogurt for snack and chicken and a salad for lunch with an apple. A quarter cup of trail mix was the... Read more

  • Walking is a little easier now?

    9/15/2014 10:41:17 PM, by TRYN2SURVIVE

    Tonight I had a club meeting (I'm an amateur radio operator) and normally the little incline going up to the building makes me wheeze and take forever to walk up it. Tonight I STRODE up it, walking briskly and went into the building. That's a small miracle. I think I felt muscles in my legs. ... Read more

  • Down Time

    9/15/2014 9:12:08 PM, by BMCC488

    Well, not totally because I went shopping at two separate stores. We needed a lot of things. One store has lower cost water and we were able to get 72 bottles for the same price or less than we'd usually spend on 48. Plus I got four cans of beans cheaper there, and some yogurt and cottage cheese. Al... Read more

  • Day 311 - THANK YOU SPARKFRIENDS!! MERCI TOUT LE MONDE!!

    9/15/2014 8:53:37 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    I would like to thank everyone who liked and commented on my last blog post, "20 Things I've Learned In 5 Years." I literally had the inspiration to write that post as I had just received the pizza I ordered and was staring at it in all of it's warm, gooey, cheesy, fattening glory. I knew as i was l... Read more

  • My Progress

    9/15/2014 6:46:05 PM, by DESIROCKS

    I saw a picture taken of me last week, and it was really depressing. To me, it looked like I had never lost three sizes and I was just as big as ever. I tried to remind myself that it was a bad angle and I was wearing pretty baggy clothes. Well, I needed a little more reassurance than that, so I dec... Read more

  • Will power

    9/15/2014 6:40:34 PM, by TRYANDSTOPME101

    That I walked by a bowl of candy about ten times at work and banana bread and didn't take any. It was hard but.i did it... Read more

  • Not Even a Wildfire!

    9/15/2014 6:30:55 PM, by DESIROCKS

    I am in week 8 of my first set of ten-week healthy lifestyle blocks. There has been many roadblocks to my stress levels, which makes it hard for me to make healthy food choices and choose to exercise. There's even a wildfire dropping ash and burned pine needles outside, preventing me from using the ... Read more

  • Food Diary Monday Sept 15 2014

    9/15/2014 1:35:54 PM, by 2NDCHANCEWITHEY

    I actually got up and was able to have a "real" breakfast this morning. This is a mini goal of mine to do for the next month outside of tracking my foods. Breakfast Quaker Instant Oatmeal Apple and Cinnamon Panera Asiago Cheese Bagel with Reduced Fat Veggie Cream Cheese 1 mini kit kat ... Read more

  • Trying To Start Over

    9/15/2014 1:14:40 PM, by WELDER43

    Today I am trying to start over again. I only show that I have gained a couple of pounds since May but my weight has been up & down for a few months now. My husband's brother came home on May 29th & fell down in his kitchen with a heart attack. This was really an unexpected thing for us because hi... Read more

  • Bummer about the Seahawks!

    9/15/2014 1:09:34 PM, by MEXGAL1

    I couldn't believe how awful they looked against San Diego. My goodness but they looked like anything BUT Super Bowl Champs. I won't even go into the language my DH used while watching. He cracks me up...you would think he was the coach. Anyway there is always next time. The good news is our Was... Read more

  • More rain,cold

    9/15/2014 1:05:49 PM, by PICKIE98

    I finally figured out that the people that just LOVE autumn and winter are the ones that do not pay my heat bills, shovel my snow or scrape my icy windows, drive in two feet of snow and slip and slide all over; they do not remain captives in their homes when the subzero temps cause us to be prisone... Read more

  • RUSH, man What a RUSH

    9/15/2014 12:00:15 PM, by CHERRYROSEBUNNY

    So this past weekend (Friday Through Sunday) I was going through the Sorority rush process. Sadly I haven't been doing very well with any of my healthy habits, that I was starting to create, during this time span. :( However, as of last night I did make it into my number one sorority. So now I ... Read more

  • Down Today

    9/15/2014 10:23:19 AM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Well, still a little down. This crazy white food/broken sleep routine will end on Thursday. I am very excited about getting a better night's rest again. Also, on Sunday I will be able to eat "staining" foods like berries again. How I have missed my berries! Although, if teeth whitening has done any... Read more

  • Why does this happen?

    9/15/2014 9:25:04 AM, by CZESTES

    Every time I get down to 130, I get hung up here, but the main thing is I start feeling sick and have pain at the base of my ribs. Last time it was so painful and made me so nauseous, that I crept back up in weight with crackers and Ginger Ale. This time I have done well not falling into the crack... Read more

  • Quote For Today 9/15/2014

    9/15/2014 7:38:14 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they exhausted all other alternatives" By Abba Eban... Read more

  • 6 weeks in........confessions and truths

    9/15/2014 2:48:55 AM, by JEEP8294

    It's been 6 weeks since I've recommitted myself to a healthier lifestyle. I've had some highs and some lows. I didn't weigh myself when I first started. I think maybe I underestimated my weight by about 5#'s. So when I started using the scale it seemed like I wasn't losing very much. But I stu... Read more

  • THE ULITMATE PRICE FOR ME!

    9/15/2014 1:28:08 AM, by COLOR-BLUE

    I have a big brother, whose name is Jesus, whom I love dearly! Before I was even born, He was thinking about me! He knew me before the earth was even formed! He already knew the lot that He had drawn for His life. A life that He freely gave up, just for me! A life He gave up, so I could find my... Read more

  • Two weeks away

    9/15/2014 12:19:19 AM, by DESIROCKS

    I am two weeks away from having had a healthy lifestyle for ten weeks! I have really enjoyed it and can see the results. Can't wait to see what changes the next ten weeks bring.... Read more

  • Completed Rewards!

    9/15/2014 12:11:24 AM, by DESIROCKS

    I finished beading a keychain and bookmark for my last two weeks' healthy lifestyle rewards. I love them!... Read more

  • Every Breath I Take

    9/14/2014 11:58:39 PM, by NORTHBOUNDTOO

    Short of breath. Now I understand the phrase. In the last few months, I've become increasingly short of breath with almost any physical activity. It's a scary thing to have to fight to catch my breath. So I saw my doctor, who sent me for thorough testing of my heart and circulatory system.... Read more

  • The Journey - Day T - 1

    9/14/2014 11:40:37 PM, by TERRIANNE531

    Tomorrow is the big day. I hope I have prepared well although still not getting enough sleep. Today was difficult and I can see that Sundays are going to be a problem. I love football so I just want to sit and watch tv all day. Next Sunday, I am going kayaking with my son so that will get... Read more

  • I Can Do It

    9/14/2014 10:08:02 PM, by BMCC488

    This is how I feel right now---> This virus is kicking my butt and then I also had the boys for eight hours today, and all day all I wanted to do was curl up on my bed and sleep! I've been sticking to WATP or walking videos and walking outside as exercise since coming down with this ... Read more

  • My hike today at Radner Lake

    9/14/2014 9:50:55 PM, by PORTIAWILLIS

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  • Alternatives

    9/14/2014 8:56:52 PM, by TRYANDSTOPME101

    When I want to eat the wrong foods I will drink water or go for a walk.... Read more

  • help

    9/14/2014 7:50:44 PM, by SILCKI

    can anyone tell me how to add friends... Read more

  • Learning how to eat the foods I love in moderation

    9/14/2014 7:09:48 PM, by TRYN2SURVIVE

    Tonight I had pot roast, carrots, mushrooms, onions, and baked new potatoes. I had a sensible portion of all, kept to my eating plan, and after I do the dishes I'll be taking the dog out for a nice 15 minute walk. Today I got up, finished the wash, cooked for the week (I freeze and reheat), a... Read more

  • Learning from my Mistakes

    9/14/2014 4:23:50 PM, by DESIROCKS

    Last week, in my rush to burn as many calories as possible, I burned myself out. I need to remember to alternate hard working days and low-key days. Balance!... Read more

  • My. Stomach. Is. Getting. Smaller!

    9/14/2014 4:15:09 PM, by DESIROCKS

    What more do I need to say? Yay!!!!!!!!!... Read more

  • it's sunday

    9/14/2014 3:26:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has begun. i was able to meet up with my good friend the other night. we are meeting up again this evening. my daughter got the book she was waiting for from the library and she has already read three chapters of it. at the rate she is going, she will have it finished in just over a week.... Read more

  • Strengthening Willpower...

    9/14/2014 3:05:35 PM, by CZESTES

    Yesterday I went to a Steampunk convention. The vendors had some very nice items, extremely tempting products. Most items were beautiful handmade pieces, some are things I have been looking for. If the prices were right, I told myself I could get a skirt. I found the ideal one, but I walked away... Read more

  • Hike, Hike, Bike, BEAR!!

    9/14/2014 2:30:09 PM, by ALIHIKES

    I had a fabulous active vacation in Stehekin WA; 8 of us (hiking friends) shared a lakeside cabin. We traveled on Saturday to Chelan Washington, and took the Lady of the Lake boat to Stehekin the next day Boat at Lake Chelan ... Read more

  • Fresh Start

    9/14/2014 1:34:19 PM, by MANGAN64

    Hi joined this site 12 months ago didnt make a go of it last time around back for fresh start hope to be successful this time... Read more

  • Still colder

    9/14/2014 12:40:06 PM, by PICKIE98

    I could not get to sleep last night with just a doubled blanket and quilt. I ran to the cedar closet and grabbed an afghan,, tossed it over the pile of covers: was almost back asleep when I smelled something stinky!! P.U.! This beautiful afghan smelled like old lockers and stinky shoes! ... Read more

  • Fitness Challenge, HELP!!!

    9/14/2014 12:32:47 PM, by MSPROVERBS31

    This Sunday, instead of being at church I'm Sipping on Tea Since I'm under the weather Yet I am laying here thinking about what my next FITNESS CHALLENGE should be. Work on becoming a Fitness Instructor like Pilates, Active Adults, Nia, or an ethnic one li... Read more

  • DH coming home today and the Seahawks are onTV here.

    9/14/2014 11:01:53 AM, by MEXGAL1

    Yep what a great day for me! I am excited to see my DH but also excited to see the Seahawks. I have it taping as I won't be here when it starts. Will be on my way to the airport. I also noticed that the Miss America program is on tonight so I will set that up to record on the out door living roo... Read more

  • LONG TIME NO POST !

    9/14/2014 9:34:12 AM, by XOEMYBABY1232

    Just thought I would update some of my friends on here . I've decided to stop weighing myself because all it does is discourage me . But its crazy , because I measure my weight loss on energy and the looseness of my pants ect ect. So far so good . Recently I had a fall and sprained my ankle really ... Read more

  • LONG TIME NO POST !

    9/14/2014 9:34:12 AM, by XOEMYBABY1232

    Just thought I would update some of my friends on here . I've decided to stop weighing myself because all it does is discourage me . But its crazy , because I measure my weight loss on energy and the looseness of my pants ect ect. So far so good . Recently I had a fall and sprained my ankle really ... Read more

  • Quote For Today 9/14/2014

    9/14/2014 4:52:42 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life" By Albert Camus... Read more

  • A New Outlook, And A New Goal

    9/14/2014 1:35:08 AM, by KITTYWULF

    It's amazing how much can change with the simple act of watching a movie. Earlier this week, DTERMIND2LOVEME asked me if I would be willing to try going Vegan with her, and if I wanted to watch Vegucated with her. While I didn't answer on the first question, I had caught a glimpse of the movie on ... Read more

  • A Peaceful Ending To A wonderful Day

    9/14/2014 1:05:18 AM, by COLOR-BLUE

    I put my trust in You! Where do you put your trust? THE PRICE HAS BEEN PAID IN FULL!!! http://www.youtube.com/w
    atch?v=2iJLdsAN50M&list=TL
    WeeWECr_66C6zc1CvwPdVZiV9E
    5rpzoG&index=2 Blessings! - Nancy Jean - GA... Read more

  • Busy day today

    9/14/2014 12:45:42 AM, by TRYN2SURVIVE

    I did miss walking the dog after dinner tonight but the day was so busy. I've had energy to get up and run errands, do housework, go grocery shopping, do laundry. I'm ahead of my weekend chores, and tomorrow I'll be able to relax a little which is only right as its Sunday. I've been thinking ... Read more

  • The Journey - Day T-2

    9/13/2014 11:23:06 PM, by TERRIANNE531

    Saturday was spent practicing for the real thing on Monday and trying to figure out what I need to focus on. Here goes: 1. Drink more water. I got filtered water from the refrigerator and ran it through the Brita filter so double filtered water! I filled a quart pitcher and working on drink... Read more

  • Another Week into the Semester: End of Third Week

    9/13/2014 10:49:00 PM, by BMCC488

    I can't believe it's already Saturday again. This week I had more homework to do today, but I did get the rest of my week's homework done: a one page poem and four communications with other students. I just barely got it done because I almost left one of those communications for tomorrow... but I ju... Read more

  • What a day!

    9/13/2014 10:15:46 PM, by SBECKER526

    My day began at 4 am. I finished my husband's dialysis at 4:33 am. Time to eat breakfast and get dressed. I needed to be at the golf course for the tournament preparation by 6 am. I picked up a large bag of ice at Giant at 5:30 am. The past 2 weeks were filled with small tasks getting ready... Read more

  • Exercise Frustration

    9/13/2014 9:24:35 PM, by 56ROSE

    Why can't I be more consistent with my exercise goals? My goal is 30 minutes daily to include stretching and some type of cardio; usually walking and/or riding on my stationary bike. I've been successful with the 10 minute daily challenge but my progress seems to stop there. I know I can do this! Ma... Read more

  • week 2 day 3

    9/13/2014 8:18:38 PM, by PORTIAWILLIS

    Kicked my butt at work today. Now to soak in the tub and relax with my homemade Lavender essential bath salts and diffuse Release as I read a good book. If only I could have a glass of wine. ... Read more

  • Day 309 - 20 Things I've Learned In 5 Years

    9/13/2014 8:06:44 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    I don't remember the exact date but I joined SparkPeople some time in 2009. This means I've been a member for roughly 5 years. I've learned a lot in those 5 years so I thought I would share a little bit of my knowledge. 1. There will always be an event that you wish you could lose more weight o... Read more

  • Yesterday's Success!

    9/13/2014 12:31:18 PM, by DESIROCKS

    Yesterday I blogged about how I had a major lack of sleep and wasn't feeling up to healthy eating or exercising. Well, I went ahead and decided to do 5 minutes of housework. That 5 minutes turned into 50, then 55! I ended up with an hour and five minutes of housecleaning, and after about ten minutes... Read more

  • Keep Going!

    9/13/2014 12:24:34 PM, by DESIROCKS

    I can't see the progress right now, but I know if I keep doing my healthy behaviors, the results will come! I get to design my matching water bottle keychain and bookmark today!... Read more

  • it's saturday

    9/13/2014 11:57:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am finally getting going on my day. my daughter and her grandma went to the library this morning. she loves to go to the library and encourages both of her grandparents to do the same. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it feels good to not have a specific plan in place for a change,at least for me... Read more

  • Question

    9/13/2014 11:22:02 AM, by MEXGAL1

    So my question is were you disciplined as a child with a smack on the butt occasionally when misbehaving? I grew up with the fear of "the fly swatter". If we were really bad we had to get it and Mom gave us a whack or two. Noth... Read more

  • Saturday

    9/13/2014 7:26:40 AM, by PICKIE98

    I am not sick with a cold:It is cold and damp here,, in the low 40's,,high of 53 yesterday with rain and wind! I slept with a sheet, my thickest quilt and a fleece blanket on top of that.. I was just right if I did not stick my toe outside the covers!! As one person pointed out yesterday, they ... Read more

  • Fun for the day...

    9/13/2014 7:02:10 AM, by CZESTES

    Today is an outdoor Steampunk convention. I've never been to one. I pulled out some leggings and a vest that my daughter got for Christmas. The vest is long, but not as long as I would like. Typically I wear leggings under short dresses, I feel ok around the house, but not sure how I will feel i... Read more

  • Quote For Today 9/13/2014

    9/13/2014 4:40:44 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other" By Mother Teresa.... Read more

  • Ramblings of Friday 9/12/2014

    9/13/2014 1:29:25 AM, by SARCASTICALLYME

    First off I have a bit of a cranky rant to get off my chest(just a fair warning) I will try to keep out any profanity! Okay so this week I worked over 12 hours of construction site cleaning after not working for a while. As such I am very sore and achy today and moving is not my friend. Today w... Read more

  • Finally Understanding why we suffer

    9/12/2014 11:08:01 PM, by TRYN2SURVIVE

    I've had a few years now of just total unreasonable stress at my job. Petty, hateful people who seem to enjoy making someone else miserable. I was praying the other night and uppermost in my mind was why - I'm a good person, I try to do what is right yet time and again this is happening to me. Th... Read more

  • Hit Like a Freight Train

    9/12/2014 10:09:10 PM, by BMCC488

    I guess I should have seen it coming... the virus sweeping through my brother, the youngest, and then his oldest. That coupled with the change in weather and that TOM earlier this week lowering my immune system... but I didn't and it certainly hit me like a freight train this evening. Earlier w... Read more

  • Weel 2 of challenge

    9/12/2014 8:44:45 PM, by PORTIAWILLIS

    Not a bad day. Cravings gone most of today. No snaks at all today and no hunger in between meals. Got in 36 minute walk during lunch. Foot still hurting but just keep on going. Really got sore after the walk. Home now and going to read some more of the new book The Metabolism Miracle.... Read more

  • A Little Blue

    9/12/2014 6:51:43 PM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Feeling a little down today. Slept too much because last night's sleep was broken, as usual. After several days of lousy sleep and getting up early, my body had had it. Still the extra slumber causes more fatigue, I find. It's harder to get things done when I wake up. Good news. Just one more w... Read more

  • Ramblings of Friday 9/12/2014

    9/12/2014 6:22:55 PM, by SARCASTICALLYME

    First off I have a bit of a cranky rant to get off my chest(just a fair warning) I will try to keep out any profanity! Okay so this week I worked over 12 hours of construction site cleaning after not working for a while. As such I am very sore and achy today and moving is not my friend. Today w... Read more

  • Getting excited that DH is coming home.

    9/12/2014 3:56:44 PM, by MEXGAL1

    My DH comes home on Sunday. I will pick him up from the airport as he gets in, in the afternoon while it's still light. He is bringing me some things that I ordered on line that I can't get here. He will only be here in Ajijic until October 10th when we head to Seattle to visitit number one... Read more

  • Ugh, Tired

    9/12/2014 3:45:57 PM, by DESIROCKS

    I am so tired today and I am not able to take a nap right now. And I haven't been swimming in days. Maybe I can do some house cleaning or take the girls out into the pool. Last night I was having such bad carb cravings-I was just hungry all the time! It isn't pms, either. I don't know if it's becaus... Read more

  • Friday

    9/12/2014 3:31:31 PM, by PICKIE98

    Chilly and raining here.. no sunshine or warmth... listening to Elvis the pelvis.. decided to do my quilt cleaning tomorrow morning.. I cannot get warm!!... Read more

  • quitting smoking, my way. And an a-ha moment!!

    9/12/2014 2:38:00 PM, by MISSA526

    I've known for quite a while now that smoking was making my current medical issues worse. So last Wednesday I cut back from 1& 1/2 packs of cigarettes a day to 5 cigarettes a day. It is not , shall I say, pleasant. I'm not using the patch or anything or chanting. It's pure willpower. Some days I hav... Read more

  • Why?

    9/12/2014 12:54:46 PM, by NORTHBOUNDTOO

    I'll blog here because I'm 271 pounds, my fitness level is so low it's almost non-existent, chronic pain is my partner every day, and because at age 65 I STILL feel too young to feel this crappy. My mind is still crackling with ideas. I'd like to improve my packaging so that those ideas... Read more

  • Pushing past the pain?

    9/12/2014 10:30:31 AM, by CZESTES

    When I was young, I worked out like a fiend, played sports, ran marathons, and just couldn't slow down. I was actually teaching aerobics, weight lifting, and dance while I was still in high school. It was in my mind that light pain today means I am pushing myself further and that each day it gets ... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/12/2014 9:54:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is just about complete. it is supposed to be raining quite a bit here tomorrow, so i am getting as many outdoor errands done as i can today. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. i have not made any weekend plans yet. i will see how it goes each day an... Read more

  • Day 66 - We do not stop exercising because we grow old – we grow old because we stop exercising. – D

    9/12/2014 4:29:45 AM, by SUNNYRAYE

    Hello sunny friends, Today is going to be a short one. I accomplished all my goals yesterday but it wasn't a great day at all. Something happened that just made the whole day bad. Yes I tend to have very black or white thinking, it's all or nothing. If one thing goes bad then everything is... Read more