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  • DINNER: Swai Filet, Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potato: 284 calories

    6/30/2016 12:50:32 AM, by JAEL4JUD

    Sweet potato, cooked, baked in skin, sliced after cooking, sprinkled with salt and cinnamon I put the sweet potato in the mini-cooker first and let it bake for about 40 minutes, then moved it to one side of the cooker and added: 8 Brussels sprouts, cut into quarters and eighths, seas... Read more

  • Good day!!

    6/30/2016 12:07:40 AM, by SWEATGAGIRL

    I had a good day!! Glad to be back. I was doing so good and then we found out hubby has cancer. I am a stress eater and I have put it back on. Son is getting married and new grandchild on the way. Need to get healthy to run after my 7 y/o and 2 grandchildren.... Read more

  • Lunch: Chunk White Albacore Tuna & Avocado wrap, sea salt multiseed crackers:540 calories

    6/30/2016 12:03:11 AM, by JAEL4JUD

    I was hungry when it was time to make lunch and there was a serving of crackers left in the bag so I ate them before mixing up the tuna salad for my wrap. Mixed these in a bowl: 1 fl oz Lemon Juice 4 oz (1 can) Chicken of the Sea Chunk White Albacore Tuna in Water, drained 1/2 Avoca... Read more

  • Flowers Delivered

    6/29/2016 2:55:34 PM, by JACQUELINEJAX1

    Such a very thoughtful act of kindness deliver to me today. I absolutely love flowers and they are just what I needed today.... Read more

  • Exercise

    6/29/2016 1:36:02 PM, by TMM05191963

    I did a pretty good walk workout today, using the DVD walk away pounds by Leslie Sansone. It was great.... Read more

  • Happy Hump day

    6/29/2016 12:36:35 PM, by MLIEN913

    It's hump day and I'm climbing over the top. Sometimes I wish I didn't have to work so that I could go out and walk more. Today I'm feeling great and I want to walk at least 5 miles. Sadly, I'm stuck at my desk most of the day. Luckily I can squeeze in some workouts between calls but not like I want... Read more

  • I'M BACK!!!!

    6/29/2016 12:32:02 PM, by SWEATGAGIRL

    521 I'm back!!! I have been doing the best I can since my hubby got sick. I'm back for support from you.... Read more

  • Esophageal manometry and esophageal PH test?

    6/29/2016 10:45:34 AM, by MEXGAL1

    so anyone out there have experience with these tests? I am having both done on the 5th. I went to my GI doc this week and we discussed the fact that I am needing to go on meds for often for my esophagitis to knock it down. I am doing everything naturally that I can...eating smaller meals, watchin... Read more

  • NSV this week

    6/29/2016 10:19:31 AM, by BRIAR150

    Throughout my spark journey I have had a few non scale victories but this week I had one that I didn't even realize. I know I have lost weight and that there have been big changes in my body but I don't see these changes as much as other people can. Anyways, I was at the store with my sister and was... Read more

  • Today!

    6/29/2016 9:20:01 AM, by LCDDUB

    Today it's up to me to correct a rough start I created. Hope all of you have a smooth day ahead...Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • 5/3/1 Strength Training

    6/29/2016 8:48:54 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Today's compound is Bench Press. 5/3/1's routine does not call for it but I'm throwing in Barbell Rows as an assistance exercise. It's a great back builder & I haven't done them since doing Mehdi's Stronglifts 5x5 Routine 2-years ago; which in my opinion is much more aggressive as Mehdi... Read more

  • Hoping for the best at the doctor's office this morning

    6/29/2016 8:01:12 AM, by PICKIE98

    I will be going to my doctor in a few minutes to get documentation for approval for replacement parts for my c-pap machine and to check out the lump I found on my jaw. I have my list and the brochure for the Euflexxa injections, so I am organized and ready to find out about this painful lump.... Read more

  • Victories

    6/29/2016 7:52:27 AM, by JULMATT

    Last five or six months my scales have floated between 241 and 247. It has driven me up the wall. The entire time I told myself scales are just a number. I could say it. Thought I believed it. Wrong. Those pesky little defeated thoughts still lived deep inside my subconscious. They kept telling me y... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 2

    6/29/2016 5:01:40 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks. I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is going to... Read more

  • After Dinner Snack: Greek yogurt & Blueberries: 171 calories

    6/29/2016 2:51:37 AM, by JAEL4JUD

    1 cup Greek Yogurt, Nonfat Plain 1/2 cup Fresh Blueberries Total calories for the day: 1356 ... Read more

  • Need to Simplify My Life Further

    6/29/2016 1:43:33 AM, by SBECKER526

    Dear Sparkpeople Friends, I am needing to spend more time at home with the cat and husband. I must cut back my technology time. It appears that I need more rest. I have been cutting back. I am doing fine. I feel blessed and face the future with gratitude. Bob has some tests ahead. I h... Read more

  • Pork, brussels sprouts, onions & yellow bell pepper, plus a baked sweet potato: 491 calories

    6/29/2016 12:46:54 AM, by JAEL4JUD

    5 oz Pork Chop The pork I used was a pork chop that I had previously seasoned with salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder and saved as a single serving raw in a zipper baggie in the freezer on the day I bought it at Aldi. Tonight all I had to do was defrost it for 3 minutes in the micr... Read more

  • I rode a bike today

    6/28/2016 9:52:41 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    I have been saying I want to ride a bike come August. Today I got on the bike and rode. I went down our long drive way and up the hill. It was great. One more thing I've gained back. I'm thinking my next ride I will ride a bit longer like three miles. What a thought. I'm so excited. Guess I won't g... Read more

  • Busy Tuesday

    6/28/2016 7:57:56 PM, by PICKIE98

    Ran errands for a few hours, then to Dad's to mow lawn and shred documents. I went to therapy and got re-wrapped with athletic tape. Tomorrow is my doc appointment and more exercises. It was overcast but a lot less humid and cooler today.... Read more

  • Tough times

    6/28/2016 7:55:02 PM, by LIZZIE138

    I'm going through a turbulent time right now. My dear friend passed away earlier this week. While I will miss her I am glad her suffering has ended. The funeral will be this Friday. I will do all I can to support her loved ones. Today my sister ended up in the hospital again. She fell ou... Read more

  • 1 Tuna- mushroom- lettuce- onion wrap w/ lemon juice & crushed red pepper, 5 prunes: 362 calories

    6/28/2016 6:32:19 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    Mixed these up in a bowl: 3/4 cup Iceberg Lettuce, chopped 1/2 medium Vidalia Onion, raw, diced 1 can StarKist Chunk Light Tuna in Water (5 oz can = 4 oz tuna),drained 3 oz Mushrooms, Fresh, White Button, Sliced 1 fl oz Lemon Juice with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powd... Read more

  • Nervous...

    6/28/2016 6:27:50 PM, by SASSYGINGER2014

    I leave for vacation on July 8th and I am so nervous! I am going on a road trip with my parents and little boy. We are renting an RV and driving to the mountains. I worried I won't be able to get my exercise in or diet properly. Actually, scratch that, I'm most worried about exercise! I can't believ... Read more

  • Camping in the Ochoco Mountains

    6/28/2016 6:06:35 PM, by ALIHIKES

    I spent the weekend camping in the Ochoco Mountains (Central Oregon). I loved my new tent, which was set up on a camp spot near the creek. I enjoyed meeting new people who love hiking and the wilderness, as well as connecting with old friends. On Saturday, I led a group of 11 hikers up Lo... Read more

  • Breakfast: Gluten Free Bread w Superfruit Spread, Scrambled Egg, coffee w/ almond milk: 333 calories

    6/28/2016 1:02:49 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    1 large Scrambled Egg 2 slices liveGfree White Bread Simply Nature Organic Superfruit Spread 28 fl oz Regular Coffee, brewed from grounds in my french press 12 oz Almond Milk, Unsweetened shovel loads of stevia Happy Tuesday!... Read more

  • Back on track today

    6/28/2016 11:53:58 AM, by MLIEN913

    My stomach is better today so I'm back on track. Fruit for breakfast, soup for lunch and pasta for dinner. Starting with lighter foods after not being abke to eat yesterday. I'm also feeling well enough to workout properly. Today I should concentrate on strength training. Off to do some kettlebell... Read more

  • 6/28/16

    6/28/2016 9:16:04 AM, by TEDYBARE0

    This morning I was up at 4:40 to meet my friend Katie at the gym. Drove to Planet Fitness and waited. Next thing I know, she's inside working out. How'd I miss her? Oh, I was so disappointed, but also a little thankful. As this was day three, and my body is dealing with some additional soreness. So ... Read more

  • I MAY be Nesting...

    6/28/2016 9:10:59 AM, by SUNSHINE192DAY

    I'm going to show ya'll what I got done yesterday and let you decide. I went to the chiropractor and grocery store, the I wrote a 600+ word essay for Philosophy and a 300+ word discussion for Theology plus I got a week ahead by doing my 2 replies for the discussion (100+ words each). I also did a qu... Read more

  • Yesterday's 5/3/1 workout

    6/28/2016 9:06:40 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    5/3/1 by Jim Wendler.com workout has specific Sets, Reps and weight based upon one's 90% of 1-Rep Max. His theory; by using weights based only upon percentages of 90% will be easier on ones ability to recover. Strength coach Christian Thibaudeau (T-Nation.com) echoes the 90% theory as does... Read more

  • Today!

    6/28/2016 8:58:33 AM, by LCDDUB

    Hope all of you Sparkers have a great day! It's up to you to do it...Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • 800 calorie blood sugar diet - Day 1

    6/28/2016 6:20:49 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    Can I be clear here, I am not recommending this diet I am just trying it and reporting on how I get on. I have seen my doctor and will be seeing him again in 6 weeks. I will monitor myself regularly. If you want to follow such a strict diet you should talk to your doctor. Also my husband is goin... Read more

  • After dinner snack- Greek yogurt with blueberries: 171 calories

    6/28/2016 3:14:54 AM, by JAEL4JUD

    Nightly ritual. 1 cup Greek Yogurt Plain Nonfat 1/2 cup Blueberries, fresh Total for the day: 1480 calories Lessons learned: cheese is a once a day food. It put me over the top on fat grams and sodium by featuring it in two meals the same day. Didn't do bad at all but I am ... Read more

  • The single serving eggplant lasagna experiment, plus canned spinach: 502 calories

    6/28/2016 3:06:50 AM, by JAEL4JUD

    This is my second experiment with making eggplant lasagna for one so that there are no leftovers- because I would eat the leftovers right away! 7 oz Eggplant, fresh, 3 slices longways I heated up each slice in my nonstick pan before laying it down in the mini cooker for the layering pr... Read more

  • MOTIVATION IS STILL HERE

    6/27/2016 11:50:54 PM, by JOANN25

    Did really good on my exercising today. Also ate healthy meals...my snack was a smoothie, Six Star Instant Protein Snack....added peaches for a fruit and more flavor to the smoothie. Enjoyed it better than a cookie or a piece of left over birthday cake. I'm going to keep on sparking.... Read more

  • First day

    6/27/2016 11:09:12 PM, by LAENORIA

    My brother told me about this website. I think it's wonderful. I'm excited about having people I can write to and even more so that I was matched with different groups when I started on my computer. I liked it so much I told my mom about it and got her started too. Now to learn more about how to... Read more

  • Light Lunch: Organic Fruit Spread on Gluten Free Bread: 190 calories

    6/27/2016 8:52:29 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    When I looked at this title I said to myself: "Whoever is making this blog entry must be an obnoxious, smug, suburban yuppie!" I've been accused of being obnoxious more than once (no, really, it's true...), and maybe been described as a little too impressed with myself and my big, important vo... Read more

  • It's not easy being green around the gills

    6/27/2016 3:02:58 PM, by MLIEN913

    Yuck! I'm still sick today. Seems like I did have food poisoning but not sure what caused it. This sick day ruined my perfect attendance and I lose out on the $50 bonus but it couldn't be avoided. Trying to sip bone broth and ginger tea to build me tolerance back. I wonder if I lost any weight? L... Read more

  • Monday is exciting

    6/27/2016 2:59:42 PM, by PICKIE98

    I went to work today, and of course, after being off for two days I came back and everything was done wrong or not done at all. I was very upset, but informed my boss that I may not get everything done, since I had to do all of the work that the weekend people did not do. It used to send my BP so... Read more

  • The day before the 800 calorie diet

    6/27/2016 1:37:50 PM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    I said I was going to report back in 2 weeks. However, I have planned my meals for the next week and think I am going to need all the support I can get, even if it is just me talking to myself. I have neatly typed my menu planner with calories and recipe page and I know I am going to be hungry ... Read more

  • Big Breakfast Today: Omelet and Blueberries, Sooo Much Coffee and Almond Milk: 617 calories

    6/27/2016 1:19:12 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    I was really hungry this morning and had an early phone meeting for work. I remembered that I still have cheese. The combination of onion, tomato and bacon on a cheddar cheese omelet has been a favorite of mine since I was 14 years old-- when I "invented" it and named it "Patio Furniture"-- ... Read more

  • SUNDAY NIGHT SNACK- GREEK YOGURT & STRAWBERRIES: 245 CALORIES

    6/27/2016 1:01:28 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    I had extra yogurt this time, to make up for the fact there was an "uneven" amount left in the tub after giving some to my doggie for his tummy issues. Strawberries, fresh, 1 cup, sliced Greek Yogurt Plain Nonfat, 1-1/2 cup... Read more

  • Highly Productive Monday!

    6/27/2016 12:07:37 PM, by SUNSHINE192DAY

    I was up just before 7 am today, bathroom break and Benny usually starts moving between 6 and 7 am and I love laying there and talking to him and watching him move! So far today I have cleaned the fridge out, visited my chiropractor, went to the grocery store, started a load of laundry, and complete... Read more

  • Great way to start my Monday

    6/27/2016 11:34:55 AM, by BRIAR150

    My Monday started out pretty normal with a trip to the gym first thing this morning. Got my cardio done then proceeded to do my strength training. Before I knew it I had already put in an hour and twelve minutes, woo hoo! As I was preparing to leave one of the trainers that works there said he had n... Read more

  • Me and my hoodoos!

    6/27/2016 11:29:50 AM, by MEXGAL1

    These photos are from another of my favorite hikes. We got up again very early like 5am to hike into Bryce Canyon. We did the difficult trail and about 8 miles. There was beauty everywhere you looked. I was fascinated and truly felt a spirit as we hiked. Hiking at that altitude is always a c... Read more

  • Today!

    6/27/2016 11:01:30 AM, by LCDDUB

    Got to move this day forward; not let it dwell...Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • Don't like myself!!!!

    6/27/2016 10:28:00 AM, by TONYA76

    I'm having a hard time liking myself. This year has sucked from the beginning. To start my boyfriend just up and left saying he'd be back but moved in with another woman. Then two good things happened, I started talking to a man who makes me feel real good, but we live over 3 hours apart and haven't... Read more

  • Spark points

    6/27/2016 9:53:34 AM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    Some days I get nothing but the low end of spark points and it really bugs me. Why should it matter? It shouldn't but yet spark knows to have it here for us to want to be a part of. How does the wheel affect you? ... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    6/27/2016 8:54:08 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Plan for the week!!!

    6/27/2016 8:04:25 AM, by STACYDICK1981

    This week is beginning with surgery for my son, then the rest of the week is appointment packed, also with the holiday coming up we have a few parties. So my plan is to get exercise in every day. At least a half hour daily. Keep on track with my food and water. I am going to pick out healthy dishes ... Read more

  • SUNDAY DINNER-Tilapia, Brussels Sprouts, Roma Tomato: 142 calories

    6/27/2016 2:24:20 AM, by JAEL4JUD

    I cooked the Brussels Sprouts with salt and pepper in the nonstick pan first for about 7-8 minutes: Brussels sprouts, 8 sprouts, cut into quarter pieces Then I made a hole in the center of the pan and added the Tilapia, seasoned with alt, pepper and garlic salt. This was one of the indi... Read more

  • Sunday lunch: Tuna mushroom wrap x2: 575 calories

    6/26/2016 10:14:14 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    Mixed these together in a bowl: 1.5 oz Lemon Juice 1 can StarKist Chunk Light Tuna in Water (5 oz can = 4 oz tuna) 1/2 medium Vidalia Onion, raw, diced 1/2 large Yellow Bell Pepper 2 Roma Tomatoes, diced 1/2 Avocado, diced salt pepper onion powder garlic powder crushed... Read more

  • June 26, 2016

    6/26/2016 9:35:42 PM, by TEDYBARE0

    Yesterday I was talking to my son about getting things on track with my health. I am also working on my financial goals at the same time. I work better when I have multiple goals. I am so tired at the moment. I went to the gym and rode my bike today. I ate well, and avoided processed for for the mos... Read more

  • Saturday Night time snack: greek yogurt and strawberries: 176 calories

    6/26/2016 9:33:36 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    a good night time tradition... Read more

  • SATURDAY'S DINNER: 2 Egg Cheddar Cheese, Tomato, Onion, Mushroom Omelet; blueberries:549 calories

    6/26/2016 9:24:23 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    Well, I think I need to get a new nonstick pan, because things are starting to stick to this one more and more. I had to struggle with this omelet even after adding a generous amount of olive oil to the pan. When I get my new pan eventually I will not use any oil at all or just a quick spray... Read more

  • Catching Up

    6/26/2016 9:23:21 PM, by BMCC488

    Well, I'm still struggling a bit. I did well two days in a row, then overate for four days. It's a vicious cycle. I'm still so stressed and overwhelmed but having a few days off with a quiet house certainly helped me relax a bit and work through some things in my mind. Wednesday I was supposed ... Read more

  • So sick today

    6/26/2016 8:42:44 PM, by MLIEN913

    My stomach has gone haywire. I was able to eat this morning but I've been so nauseated since. It almost feels like food poisoning but much milder. At least I'm getting fluids in. I also did a lot of walking today so exercise is done. Hope tomorrow is better.... Read more

  • Sunday.

    6/26/2016 6:51:13 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    Another great day. Went to a birthday party. It was fun. No food for me. ... Read more

  • Easy day

    6/26/2016 2:23:08 PM, by PICKIE98

    I am doing just some chair exercises and my high marches in place. I had to go to the workplace for some paperwork, so did not do much today. I was going to mow our lawn while DD trimmed the hedges, but it began to rain just as we were headed home. It is just as well, the humidity is still rig... Read more

  • Staying Positive

    6/26/2016 12:06:41 PM, by HEATHERRAE822

    Im very hopeful that my new exercise routine and staying focused on eating healthy that I will start seeing some results. It so hard being the heaviest person in my office and listening to my coworkers talk about how fat they are .... knowing I probably weigh about 75 pds more then they do.... Read more

  • My New Normal

    6/26/2016 10:43:27 AM, by CLASCOTT

    April 19, 2016 was an eye opening day for me. I have struggled with my weight and depression for most of my life. For me, as with many others, it turned into a vicious cycle. I would eat to make myself feel better, which made me gain weight. Then I would spin into depression because I was fat. ... Read more

  • Today!

    6/26/2016 10:41:43 AM, by LCDDUB

    Working to "turn up that positive flame" we all have in us...Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • 800 calories diet

    6/26/2016 9:23:34 AM, by SUNSHINE-GIRL

    I have heard about this before but just read the book by Dr Michael Mosley - and he is a real doctor. It claims to reduce or reverse diabetic symptoms in 8 weeks. The diet is very strict but high is saiety so I should not feel hungry. I will report here every 2 weeks to see how I am going. D... Read more

  • 5/3/1 Strength Training

    6/26/2016 9:01:49 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Today is the start of Jim Wendler's 5/3/1 Strength Training Routine. I've completed Ben Pakulski's Delt Routine. This change up is a not as aggressive as Bret Contreras' 2x4 routine found at www.2x4strength.com 386 Sparkers ... Read more

  • Saturday Night on the Chicken Ranch!

    6/25/2016 11:24:21 PM, by ADAMST3

    It's been almost a year since I've spent a significant amount of time sharing life with my fellow sparkies! Now that my dad is in resident care, I'm able to slowly incorporate "old loves" back into my life...blogging and country living and blogging about country living. Today, I too... Read more

  • Walk for naught

    6/25/2016 10:56:16 PM, by MLIEN913

    According to my crappie pedometer I've only walked about 7k steps even though I walked for 4hrs straight. Oh well. At least I had fun at Celtic Fling. All I ate was a scotch egg until after the faire. On the way home we stopped at Cracker Barrel where I ate grilled trout, steamed broccoli and corn... Read more

  • Proud of today's accomplishment

    6/25/2016 10:27:45 PM, by BRIAR150

    Went to a birthday party/cookout today with my family. I was able to eat the foods I like (in moderation of course) and had a great time. My biggest, proudest moment of the day came when it was time for cake and ice cream. I had none. I was able to say "no thank you". I never thought a day like this... Read more

  • Stay the course

    6/25/2016 10:21:34 PM, by MILINDOE

    I decided that upping the ante on daily steps may be a bit too ambitious. While I'm hitting above 5,000 daily, I'm not hitting 6,000 or even close to 6,000 daily. More often than not, it's the lower 5,000 range. So, when I can consistently hit 5,500 a day, I'll shoot for that 6,000. Or not. I'm ambi... Read more

  • Food portions

    6/25/2016 9:57:09 PM, by TMM05191963

    I'm having keeping track on my food portions, any suggestions.... Read more

  • LUNCH: Tuna-tomato-mushroom wraps x2: 542 CALORIES; almond milk: 45 CALORIES

    6/25/2016 9:24:10 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    Mixed these in a bowl and let them marinate while I chopped the other items: 1 fl oz Lemon Juice 1/2 Medium Vidalia Onion, raw, diced 1/2 Avocado, diced 2/3 Large Beefsteak Tomato, diced 1 can StarKist Chunk Light Tuna in Water (5 oz can = 4 oz tuna), drained Then mixed these in... Read more

  • Walking

    6/25/2016 8:02:38 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    All week, well really it started last week that I don't need to walk so much. Everything says 10,000 steps a day. I've been doing 50 miles a week since the beginning of February. It consumes a lot of time. I've been feeling like I don't have much time except for SparkPeople and walking. Plus I was r... Read more

  • Today!

    6/25/2016 10:36:05 AM, by LCDDUB

    Happy Saturday Everyone! Hope you all have a great day and get your exercise in no matter what it is, just get the "10" plus in...Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • Organization can be the double edge sword

    6/25/2016 8:53:27 AM, by DEBBIEG1232

    For people who are pleasers, the act of organizing calendar activities can be stressful instead of freeing. As I see more and more of the days filling up, I become more anxious that I can't get it all done. I have plenty of time if I stick to the plan but it just seems to engulf me.... Read more

  • Shhhh

    6/25/2016 8:23:51 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers... Read more

  • This week

    6/25/2016 8:02:33 AM, by STACYDICK1981

    I am so excited this week I have logged 20 active miles of walking!!!! This makes me so proud of myself. And today is a much needed rest day. I am so thankful for my support system that come out and walk with me!!!!... Read more

  • I'm NOT going doo lally ... I promise, BUT

    6/25/2016 7:00:51 AM, by SLIMMERKIWI

    today I left home at 0945hrs. My daughter, s-in-law and I (and g/son) went to my Mum's collecting a Rental Truck on the way, to bring the rest of Mum's stuff back home. We emptied the house up there, (apart from a few bits and bobs which should easily fit into my car, and a couple larger items I h... Read more

  • Sunrise, Saturday morning

    6/25/2016 6:47:01 AM, by PICKIE98

    I relaxed last evening, but after awhile, just sitting in the chair, I started getting hot, so asked DD if she felt warm. I thought I was having a very prolonged hot flash, but it turns out the wind completely stopped off Lake Huron, so there was not a puff of air and the weather was gearing up fo... Read more

  • Ankle not keeping me down

    6/25/2016 6:15:12 AM, by JULMATT

    My sore ankle kept me from the gym all week, but it did not stop me from doing small amounts of exercise. I used my Leslie Sansone videos managing to get in three good days worth of exercise. All of which included my mom in some small ways. Wednesday me and her spent an hour at the pool and we did s... Read more

  • After Dinner Snack: Blackberries & Greek Yogurt: 218 calories

    6/25/2016 5:35:47 AM, by JAEL4JUD

    Yummy 6 oz Blackberries, fresh 1 cup Greek Yogurt Plain Nonfat 1547 calories for the day... Read more

  • Burger on gluten free bread & Barbecue Flavored Quinoa Chips: 584 calories

    6/25/2016 4:03:08 AM, by JAEL4JUD

    1 ALDI 85/15 beef burger- seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, garlic salt 2 leafIceberg Lettuce 1 slice Vidalia Onion, raw 2 slice, medium Beefsteak Tomato 2 slices liveGfree White Bread 2 tbsp great value tomato ketchup 2 tsp Yellow Mustard 1 serving Simply Nat... Read more

  • The name of the Game is Frustration!

    6/25/2016 12:34:46 AM, by CTHOMP425

    I have had quite the set back the past couple of months. I had to change jobs due to my health, plus I am now in physical therapy for my back which is helping a bit. I also now have to see a pain management specialist for my back, and he has taken my life away. I am not able to have my rice or any s... Read more

  • 24 Jun 2016 Tired ...

    6/25/2016 12:21:38 AM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    Worked all day on laundry and the master bath. Knees and back are talking to me. When I am done it will be spring cleaned. :-) I am mucho tired tonight going to get to bed soon. ... Read more

  • Tuna-mushroom wrap x2: 550 calories

    6/24/2016 9:48:56 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    something cool to eat on a hot, hot day! 2 liveGfree Plain Wraps 1 can (5 oz can = 4 oz tuna) StarKist Chunk Light Tuna in Water, drained 1 fl oz Lemon Juice 1/2 Avocado, diced 1/3 medium Onion, raw, diced 1/2 large Orange Bell Pepper 1/2 medium Beefsteak Tomato, diced 4... Read more

  • Cheerios, strawberries, almond milk: 195 calories

    6/24/2016 9:24:51 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    Hot, hot weather today. Keeping it simple. 1 cup Cheerios Cereal, original 1 cup Strawberries, fresh, sliced 12 oz Almond Milk, Unsweetened... Read more

  • Friday evening

    6/24/2016 8:39:09 PM, by PICKIE98

    I walked 10,000 steps today. 2,500 steps beyond my goal. It is very warm here, enough to probably turn the A/C on tonight. Tomorrow is to be even warmer, 86-90 degrees. In MIchigan we learn to travel with coats, sandals, sunscreen and ice scrapers, all on the same day. I have a doctor app... Read more

  • The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

    6/24/2016 2:42:12 PM, by HALFTWO

    It's almost been a week since I logged back on. It has gone well in some ways and not in others. It's that old idea that if I can put on five pounds in a long weekend, I should be able to drop ten in a week of behaving myself. But that wouldn't be true, even if I were adhering to a stri... Read more

  • Thanks for Praying for Us...Can We Pray for You?

    6/24/2016 12:26:22 PM, by SUNSHINE192DAY

    As always Benjamin (my unborn baby) and I are willing to pray for you. It doesn't matter if you let us know your exact request or if you just say unspoken, because God knows. So please let me know if you or your family/friends need prayer either below or on a private message! Thank you all for conti... Read more

  • Walk

    6/24/2016 12:24:14 PM, by TMM05191963

    Well today I went for a walk for 40 minutes it felt wonderful.πŸ€—β˜ΊπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€πŸ˜π
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  • When I need a good talking to

    6/24/2016 12:13:55 PM, by MLIEN913

    I find myself reading other bloggers and thinking,"gee that sounds like me" or giving a pep talk in reply. What I've come to realize is that I am talking to myself as much as I am talking to them. That's the beauty of Spark People. We learn to care about ourselves the same way we care about others.... Read more

  • ho hum

    6/24/2016 12:01:57 PM, by LITTLEFAILENN

    Another day. knowing I need to drink water and exercise... but like most days I keep saying later, and then it gets a bit to late to do anything so tell myself tomorrow. eventually I hope I can trick my mind into saying now and then doing.... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/24/2016 10:07:51 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard about another upcoming job that will go for a few months. i am still waiting to hear back on the two others i applied to. the day school part of my schedule finishes today. then i will just have math and english at night school. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a g... Read more

  • Today!

    6/24/2016 9:04:30 AM, by LCDDUB

    Hoping everyone has a great Friday; keep moving...Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    6/24/2016 8:15:35 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Greek yogurt, blueberries, rosemary & olive oil chips: 343 calories

    6/24/2016 2:43:09 AM, by JAEL4JUD

    After dinner snack. I wasn't planning to have chips, but these were sitting on the counter and I wanted some. So I counted out a serving (11 chips) and ate them. And I am back to my nightly ritual of Greek yogurt and fruit. Blueberries tonight, because I had a chance to go to Aldi. ... Read more

  • Cold canned kidney beans with onion and orange bell pepper: 396 calories

    6/24/2016 12:14:06 AM, by JAEL4JUD

    Weather has been HOT today! I didn't want to cook anything so I opened a can of beans and added chopped onion and orange bell pepper. 1- 3/4 cup Simply Nature Organic Kidney Beans 1/2 medium Vidalia Onion, raw 1/2 Large Orange Bell Pepper ... Read more

  • Grilled Chicken Salad from a hole in the wall burger shop: 664 calories

    6/23/2016 11:41:41 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    Took the bus to the post office to try to straighten out delivery problems on some packages I was supposed to receive. I hadn't eaten breakfast-- not even one of the chewy bars I keep on hand. Boy was I hungry! Walked across the street to a grungy burger shop and they made me a nice, big g... Read more

  • My fitbit

    6/23/2016 9:20:02 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    I'm a little obsessed with my Fitbit. Last week when I was gone I forgot my charger. I was so trying to figure out how I was going to survive a week without my Fitbit. I told my husband I was going to die. When we were at the store he said buy a new charger. Such an easy fix and I was charged and re... Read more

  • A Much Better Day!!

    6/23/2016 9:19:18 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, So I'm happy to report that I redeemed myself today after yesterday's eating. I almost didn't but I did so 244 and THANK GOD!! I ate 1533 calories today which puts me in my calorie range by the skin of my teeth 30 I must confess though that I didn't make perfect choices tod... Read more

  • See Sawing

    6/23/2016 8:55:35 PM, by BECCA_73

    Lately, as my title says, I feel like i'm on a seesaw. I'm doing great at exercising, and logging into Spark, having a hard time getting myself to journal everything I eat. I know this is key to a successful lifestyle change, but I seem to have this thing were, when exercising is going great, the... Read more

  • Gratitude

    6/23/2016 8:09:43 PM, by DOROTHY58X

    Today I am greatful for my friend, Marta. She is very helpful and helps me run my errands (I no longer have a car).... Read more

  • Upping the ante

    6/23/2016 6:28:18 PM, by MILINDOE

    I was helping my friend set up her FitBit account (like me, hers has been sitting in a drawer for about a year), and realized that for the past 10 days or so I have easily reached my 5,000 step per day goal, so I upped that to 6,000 steps per day, and the 2 miles to 2.5. I've been doing reall... Read more

  • Whole 30 Report Wrap Up

    6/23/2016 5:55:36 PM, by AHALTOM

    Last Tuesday was when I wrapped up the Whole 30. Final results I lost 10lbs, 1.5 inches in my waist, 1.25 inches in my hips and .5 inch in both thighs. I feel like a lot more is going on inside than the outside. I feel like my digestion is on point. My complexion is clearer. My hair doesn't look or ... Read more