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  • Wow

    8/2/2015 1:45:59 AM, by SLAMDRAFT

    I am on a mission again, but I'm finding that my hurdle isn't as much lack of motivation as it is apathy or lack of ambition. I know I need to lose weight and I'm making fairly good food choices. But I'm not all gung ho like I think I ought to be and that's what's making me feel bad. Does that make ... Read more

  • Setbacks Go Away

    8/2/2015 12:42:46 AM, by JOANN25

    The last setback I had was in May, June and July. I got stuck above 140 and no matter what I did could not get past this. I stopped, regrouped and joined the Plateau Busting sections. At this point I am 137.4 and am staying pretty much in that range. I am watching what I eat or mainly the portio... Read more

  • My world is full of helpers

    8/2/2015 12:08:00 AM, by SBECKER526

    I feel so blessed to have the support that I need. Friends who are witnessing my advanced directive for my doctors and new residence. Senior moving managers who clue me into my next step, advise me what to take, and help me get used to my new life. My housekeeper who makes me laugh! Snaggles... Read more

  • Nice Party, Tiring Afternoon

    8/1/2015 10:51:27 PM, by BMCC488

    This morning I woke up an hour earlier than I planned. My brother took the boys out to pick up a friend so he could shop for a gift for the oldest's birthday by himself. I wasn't going to do it. I still had a ton to do. The morning was a bit chaotic, but I got the frosting on the two cake halves, pl... Read more

  • lost a friend.

    8/1/2015 10:31:15 PM, by DEBBIE0468

    Today I lost a friend. He found out he had bladder cancer at the beginning of the year. It took him today mid 50s. We all worry about how we look. How much money we make. The house the car....non of that matters. This is the second person I've seen die this yr. Both cancer. When all is said and d... Read more

  • Motivate Me

    8/1/2015 7:08:18 PM, by JHENNINGTON65

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  • Day 72

    8/1/2015 6:45:34 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    Got up a little after 8 am. Breakfast was a cup of cereal with ¼ cup of 2% milk. Lunch was a weight loss shake. Dinner was two tacos on tortillas with tomatoes, lettuce, cheddar cheese, and taco sauce. We did use a taco seasoning, but we never use the entire package at once. So I know wh... Read more


    8/1/2015 3:08:54 PM, by JOANN25

    Not only did I lose weight this week but I also measured this morning and found I had lost inches as well. I am feeling good about myself and know that this trend is going to continue as I am eating healthier and exercising more. Keep on Sparking.... Read more

  • No Blog Yesterday

    8/1/2015 2:05:37 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Hi Sparkers. Yesterday time got away from me. Worked in the yard most of the day then DW reminded me of a BBQ we were to attend. 198 By the time I got cleaned up it was time to leave. 41 We arrived on time and had a fantastic time. 4 33 It was past my bedtime before we ... Read more

  • My Plan for August 2015

    8/1/2015 11:47:32 AM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    I now need to do cardio workouts a total of 225 minutes a week. I know the calories the site says I have to lose may not be correct, but it says I need to burn 1,150 a week. I want to get close to it, but I know that some of what I do won't get me there, but as long as I get up and do something I... Read more

  • Mini-Vacation

    8/1/2015 9:05:07 AM, by SILVASHAN

    We are off to Great Wolf Lodge this morning. Staying Saturday-Monday with our family and a friend and her nephew. Super excited. We all love waterparks and all need some time away. Plenty of opportunity for activity and exercise too. Foodwise we're good. Our son has severe multiple food allerg... Read more

  • Early Saturday morning

    8/1/2015 5:31:20 AM, by PICKIE98

    Woke up to not breathing,, so unhooked pappy and decided to get up and moving.. I can get things ready for the day..I did bring up my largest rolling suitcase last night while doing laundry. I forgot how huge it is, compared to the others I used lately. It will hold a banana box. That can hold a ... Read more

  • Getting My Exercise in During a Busy Day

    8/1/2015 2:53:34 AM, by IMSPARKLING2

    No matter what is on my "To Do list" , I always find ways to squeeze some exercise into my daily routine. I find ways to incorporate my exercises with my "to do List". Picking up the rooms of my home..I get on the floor and stretch to pick up something that has fallen on the floor. This prepar... Read more

  • Fixing up to sell

    7/31/2015 11:39:54 PM, by SBECKER526

    I had a list of 4 things that my realtor recommended to have fixed prior to putting the house up for sale. I contacted my friend who is a painter/handyman. Within 4 days he fixed everything for us. My husband is thrilled.... Read more

  • Tired but Kept Busy

    7/31/2015 10:51:29 PM, by BMCC488

    Last night I was once again plagued by tooth pain after going to bed, in the same teeth as Saturday night. It wasn't quite as bad but it was worse in a way because Tylenol didn't help, so I took an ibuprofen about 45 minutes later and then sat in one of the recliners and dozed off a little, despite ... Read more

  • Day 71

    7/31/2015 10:38:43 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    was up before 8 am. I did remember to weigh in this week. I came in at 137 lbs. I had a cup of coffee with sugar and creamer. I had some trail mix for breakfast. Lunch was Spinach and Ricotta ravioli with Spinach and Feta chicken sausage and baby Bellas, onions, green bell peppers, and zucc... Read more

  • My antianxiety drug

    7/31/2015 8:45:23 PM, by MOSTEDGAARD

    So about two years ago I noticed that I was inside my head and the thoughts were not good. I won't get into the details but things were pretty ugly. So I started seeing a therapist and I've been working hard to handle and conquer the nasty beast. One of the recommended treatments for anxiety is wo... Read more

  • Friday !!

    7/31/2015 5:19:13 PM, by PICKIE98

    A VERY BUSY DAY.. i GOT HOME FROM WORK AND SHOWERED, PRINTED OUT MY DIGITAL COUPONS, SORTED AND ORGANIZED MY PAPER ONES, MADE MY LIST, LEFT FOR CREDIT UNION, THEN KROGER. Just saw that darned caps lock was on again!! I now will get $1/gal off my gasoline next month..IT was $.90 this month. ... Read more

  • Motivate Me

    7/31/2015 12:28:06 PM, by JHENNINGTON65

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  • Hot! Hot! Damn Hot!

    7/31/2015 12:07:10 PM, by CRETE2953

    Ever see the old Twilight Zone episode where the earth gets closer to the sun every day and people are dying in the streets and even at the end of the program the oil painting the artist was working on is melting, sliding down the canvas? Well, that's what it felt like yesterday with the sun,... Read more

  • 31 July 2015

    7/31/2015 11:54:52 AM, by ANA3400

    I've really regrouped since weigh-in day and I've started putting in much more effort during my walks. I've been moving a lot more briskly despite this heat. I'm starting to figure out what my body can handle. It's tough finding that sweet spot that involves me pushing myself, but not so hard I get ... Read more

  • Day 530 - I Reached My First Mini Goal!

    7/31/2015 11:06:41 AM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    I think it's safe to say that everyone on SparkPeople knows that weight loss doesn't happen on a particular schedule. I can say I want to lose X pounds by X date but very rarely do I ever hit that mark. Actually, I don't think I've ever hit that mark. Usually I hit my weight loss goals long after th... Read more

  • Cycle

    7/31/2015 9:48:52 AM, by SILVASHAN

    I have been tracking my weight loss with my monthly cycle the past three months and find it interesting to see how the weight loss really lines up week by week. Week 1 is always a small loss, week 2 med/big loss, week 3 (ovulation) no loss (or even a gain), week 4 biggest loss of the month. My blo... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/31/2015 8:19:55 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! it is a long weekend here in canada. so i am going to spend more time with my daughter and my good friend. between the two of them, i will spend time and have fun! my good friend has been there for me through all i have been through in the past few years. my daughter and... Read more

  • July's Blue Moon and More...

    7/31/2015 1:27:06 AM, by PANDABEAR42

    There are 2 full moons in July...the second one is called a Blue Moon. i went out to check the weather as i report the weather at my place for a local TV station. when i looked at the sky it was so beautiful with the clouds and the full moon. see for yourself,,,, i went to get the ca... Read more

  • Lots of Things Going On

    7/30/2015 11:42:25 PM, by BMCC488

    This morning I started a Gratitude Journal. Then I searched on pintrest for quotes to put on the first page and what to include on the inside. I did a sort of "intro" type thing as the first entry to kind of get me in the right frame of mind if that makes sense. Then I made a list of what kind of th... Read more

  • Day 70

    7/30/2015 10:26:12 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    I didn't do so well this morning. I got up at about 8:30 am. I didn't have any breakfast. For lunch it was a weight loss shake and my vitamins, which was 225 calories. For snacks, I had granola bars and a bag of 100 calorie cookies. Dinner was grilled chicken and whole wheat pasta with zu... Read more

  • Belly fat to 6 pack

    7/30/2015 9:31:37 PM, by HEGLARH

    started the keto diet. Love the crockpot recipes. Food is great. Hardest part no sugar and low carbs. I'm gun ho on this. Will give it a month ... Read more

  • Tree purchase

    7/30/2015 5:06:58 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Hi Sparkers - all DW and I had a chance to do is water the plants before the 90-degree plus heat struck. So we took advantage of the situation and shopped for more trees at the U.S. Forestry Nursery. We picked up 4-more Seedling Rocky Mountain Junipers , a Sequoia Tree , and a Lilac bush . ... Read more

  • Progress as Catharsis as Progress

    7/30/2015 4:33:30 PM, by CHUCHOTEMENT

    As I'm sure many other Spark users can understand, weight loss, the desire for weight loss, and personal image issues strike at the very core of why many of us do what we do. I've noticed that my motivation tends to flag, just as I begin to make progress. It's so easy to slip back into negative th... Read more

  • Little bits

    7/30/2015 3:58:15 PM, by KRISSY82

    Lately, I have been overdoing it with exercising. I'm not spending hours at the gym or doing ten mile runs. What I am doing is performing the same moves every day even when I'm really sore. Squats and calf raises make me feel strong and I can squeeze them in throughout the day. Well, at 3am I awo... Read more

  • Day 529 - Almost To My First Weight Loss Mini Goal!

    7/30/2015 3:25:29 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    I am proud to say that I am almost at my first weight loss mini goal! That goal is to weight 169. I started at 177 and today I weighed in at 170.4. I was really shocked to see that number looking back at me. Of course, I'm very excited but that was just a bigger jump than I anticipated. I won't comp... Read more

  • Repetition Sometimes Helps

    7/30/2015 9:18:56 AM, by SILVASHAN

    I am finding that I need variety in my dinners (and sometimes lunches), but that I do best if my breakfast and snacks are the same most days. Planning a lot of different foods is too much effort and I get lazy on tracking. But, if I have my smoothie and cereal for breakfast (which I love) then I d... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/30/2015 9:14:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny summer day here today. off to spend time with my daughter. she has a soccer game tonight. all the birds say hi! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Thursday morning

    7/30/2015 6:51:11 AM, by PICKIE98

    I slept over nine hours last night. Only one interruption, so that is good. I feel refreshed and ready for the day. I am happier at my job, more pleasant with others and I think I am eating less.. not sure about that.. I am working extra on SATURDAY, SO AM NOT REALLY EXCITED ABOUT TOMORROW BEIN... Read more

  • help i need sumbody😬

    7/30/2015 4:27:08 AM, by TETIEDO

    Well im not where I wanted to be by this time 😬but least I'm not were I was😉I finding it's a lot harder when your nearing 40 n deeply saddened with life...but oh well I'm no quiter n god is good-... Read more

  • 10K and Tinker Bell Half Marathon

    7/29/2015 11:03:58 PM, by BMCC488

    So today has been mostly positive, except for my trip to the dentist. More on that tomorrow if I feel like it but the short story is, my teeth are super screwed up and it's gonna take FOREVER to fix everything. Just focusing on the immediate problems right now. The bright side, and this is a pretty ... Read more

  • Day 69

    7/29/2015 10:34:49 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    Woke up around 7am. I had a cup of coffee and a granola bar before working out. Lunch was chicken sandwiches. I had another granola bar before work. I had a weight loss shake at my break for dinner. I had 2 cups of tea. I had over 10 cups of water. I walked for 1 hour and 22... Read more

  • Doing Well With Healthy Eating

    7/29/2015 8:18:40 PM, by KC8RZK58

    Overall I think I am doing well with Healthy Eating. My problem is I seem extra hungry (even in this heat) & I am going over my calorie ranges too often. I am drinking a lot of sparkling water & getting my fluids in every day. But still going over calories, fat & carb ranges. Anyone out there ha... Read more

  • Motivate Me

    7/29/2015 5:23:19 PM, by JHENNINGTON65

    Words to live by... Read more

  • Day 528 - Forming Habits

    7/29/2015 4:18:32 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Today is day 17 of being on track and I feel like I'm starting to get into a groove. I've noticed some of my actions are budding habits. For example, one thing I make sure I do is make my lunch at night for work the next day. At first it was a little more of a chore. I had to make sure I made myself... Read more

  • Wednesday afternoon

    7/29/2015 2:47:53 PM, by PICKIE98

    Short, good day at work.. it is extremely hot in there though..humid.. When I leave work every day, my hair is so wet, it is dripping. My shirt was dripping wet too. NO cooking today,, I think I would faint if there was any more heat near me today. THe boss asked if I would come in extra Satur... Read more

  • sparkcoach blog

    7/29/2015 1:39:40 PM, by MISSA526

    My hardest healthy habit to maintain is eating well on the weekends when I'm at my boyfriend's place or with his family. There is never any healthy food to eat.... Read more

  • More Landscaping

    7/29/2015 12:54:00 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Planted another Sequoia Tree today. They seem to do well in our area; of the four planted last year, one did not make it. The one today replaced it. 376 Have a pleasant day Sparkers. 104... Read more

  • A new start

    7/29/2015 12:36:33 PM, by NOMMYJACKSON

    I have just started to go out and connect with other people who are passionate about health and fitness. Like everybody else, I am here to learn and share my knowledge on health and fitness. I am here to create a new me. A better me. A fitter me. I hope I will have support of you guys. T... Read more

  • I Put the Dog Food Down

    7/29/2015 12:24:56 PM, by SILVASHAN

    Since starting this journey I have realized that sometimes I don't have great perspective on my progress. It never seems like enough. However, this afternoon I was emptying our dog's large bag of dog food into the airtight container we store it in (so it doesn't make a mess) and it was SOOO HEAVY.... Read more

  • Eating Healthy with Hypothyroidism

    7/29/2015 12:00:14 PM, by FLMARIE

    Our thyroid is often overlooked unless a doctor raises concerns about it. Although you may not think about it much it plays a major role in producing hormones and regulating our metabolism. When this process is thrown off it can cause hypothyroidism. What is hypothyroidism? Hypothyroidism is ... Read more

  • Free Your Mind and the Rest Will Follow

    7/29/2015 8:59:32 AM, by SILVASHAN

    I find that setting mini-goals is really about figuring out what I need psychologically. If I put that my first goal is 15lbs away the ticker seems long and overwhelming (so I lose motivation). If I set it at 5lbs away its seems like I'm almost done so why worry (thus I lose discipline). So...I s... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/29/2015 7:58:17 AM, by MOMMY445

    another warm and humid day here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. got to meet a really nice lady the other night. even though i was not expecting to meet her, i am so glad i did. makes all the efforts i am putting in to better my life worth it. all the birds say hi. have a... Read more

  • Positive and Productive Day

    7/28/2015 11:15:39 PM, by BMCC488

    This morning I felt okay but really just wanted to veg. Unfortunately the lawn needed to be mowed so I did that around nine thirty, and good thing too because it was HOT today. Even at that earlier hour I was sweating buckets lol. When I finished I was overheated and in desperate need of a shower. M... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    7/28/2015 10:32:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am finally taking it easy after a really long day. i got to spend some time with my daughter and her soccer team won the game by a score of 5-4! woo hoo! she will be playing a game on thursday. this is for one that was not played when it rained heavily a few weeks ago here. she is ready to go for ... Read more

  • Day 68

    7/28/2015 10:26:06 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    Got up around 7 am. I had a cup of coffee with sugar and creamer. Lunch was Spinach and Feta Chicken sausage and whole wheat pasta with green beans, baby Bellas, zucchini, onions, and Parmesan cheese. For my before work snack, I had some trail mix. I had one weight loss shake for my break/di... Read more

  • Blue Ink Review of STOP THE DIET, I WANT TO GET OFF!

    7/28/2015 3:24:32 PM, by LTJOHANSEN

    Stop the Diet, I Want to Get Off! Lisa Tillinger Johansen J. Murray Press, 350 pages, (paperback) $12.99, 0996310208 (Reviewed: July 2015) Stop the Diet, I Want to Get Off! is a solid, easy-to-read nutrition book for those who want to get off the dieting merry-go-round. The author... Read more

  • Blazing hot Tuesday!

    7/28/2015 2:28:31 PM, by PICKIE98

    I got out of work a tad early since I did extra work in Mach 3 time.. My one thermometer states 89 degrees and it is five degrees low, so the temp is 94,, humidity is 90%..Yesterday was 86%. Lake Huron temp is 71 degrees. That is warm. My dear Spark friend IMUSTLOSEIT has requested that I ... Read more

  • Removing Tree Stump

    7/28/2015 2:02:21 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Hi Sparkers. Switched tactics today; I really got tired of separating flood silt from the rock garden so today's focus was removing a tree stump. But worry not I'll complete that project. But to continue; we had a Blue Spruce give up the ghost & last year I cut it down. It left a blan... Read more

  • Day 527 - A Wonderful Birthday

    7/28/2015 1:37:54 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    I had a pretty wonderful birthday yesterday. Work was relatively stress free, Red Lobster was delicious, and my date and I saw Pixel at the theater. I highly recommend seeing it to anyone who enjoys 80s arcade games. I did have a small moment of panic yesterday morning. I accidentally left my l... Read more

  • Motivate Me

    7/28/2015 1:24:07 PM, by JHENNINGTON65

    I need to learn this life lesson... Read more

  • Absolutely Tremendous Day

    7/28/2015 12:34:19 PM, by CRETE2953

    Preparing dinner last night, which was my first try at oven baked chicken parmesan, I had a terrific, almost debilitating, pain in my left knee. It's the knee I'd had two surgeries on in the last 17 years. Not replacements mind you just rebuild and repair surgeries. Any way today I was able to get i... Read more

  • July Weight & Measurements

    7/28/2015 12:13:37 PM, by ANA3400

    Damn. :( I guess this month just was not my month! ALL of my measurements went up, except for my neck which somehow lost a quarter inch. :( I also gained two pounds! I started the month off strongly with lots of swimming and walking. Unfortunately after my surgery my exercise has gone down a bit. ... Read more

  • Carrots: The Misunderstood Vegetable

    7/28/2015 11:48:19 AM, by LTJOHANSEN

    I teach a lot of prediabetes and diabetes classes. I also counsel clients one-on-one about the disease and how to help manage it through diet and exercise. Why so many classes, attendees and clients? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in 2012, 29.1 million people in the U.S. had di... Read more

  • Getting There, Not Self-Sabotaging

    7/28/2015 9:54:06 AM, by SILVASHAN

    In Nov 2012 I made it down to 201. I had lost 31 lbs in 6 months. My goal had been 199 and I had started at 232. I was doing great. And then...I just quit. It got too cold to ride outside and I got busy with school and...on some level...I think I got freaked out that I was going to succeed and ... Read more

  • Boo!

    7/27/2015 11:25:13 PM, by GMEISSNE1

    So here we are again. 2 steps forward, 4 steps back. I am at my new heaviest. This is the first time I FEEL fat. I feel rundown and have no energy or willpower or morivation. It has been a rough year, and I have put on about 40lbs since my last birthday alone. I suffered/am suffering from a bout of... Read more

  • Day 67

    7/27/2015 10:33:58 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    Got up before 8 am. I had 2 cups of coffee with creamer and sugar. I made a pot and after it cooled put it in the fridge. So I can have my coffee without having to use the coffee maker. I got a late start. It takes me about 30 minutes after I wake to start working out. Lunch was chicken sa... Read more

  • A Bit Better

    7/27/2015 10:22:54 PM, by BMCC488

    Starting shortly after I blogged last night, the swelling in my face went down quite a bit as did the pain even more... I wouldn't say non-existent but just really manageable. This morning after taking an ibuprofen, the swelling went down almost all the way to nothing. I do feel it a little but it's... Read more

  • Sleepytimes

    7/27/2015 10:00:27 PM, by GIR1ANACHRONI5M

    So we raised enough money for our trip to Seattle. We'll be leaving August 4 for a week. I think it's gonna be a lot of fun. I'm not as stressed as I was last week but I am tired. I've been sleeping at night but having some of the strangest dreams so I wake up not really feeling rested. I've al... Read more

  • Barbecue Bash

    7/27/2015 7:11:31 PM, by LTJOHANSEN

    Bathing suits, shorts and tank tops… Summer is in full swing. And I love it! I’m a warm weather girl through and through who enjoys kicking back at a barbecue grilling perhaps salmon, veggies and more. My mouth is watering just writing about it. Yummy. My hubby and I fired up the barbie last n... Read more

  • Again Today

    7/27/2015 2:43:35 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Almost finished separating flood silt from our rock garden. Heat stopped my progress today. But I'll 386 . Eat healthy Sparkers. 244... Read more

  • Monday afternoon

    7/27/2015 2:28:21 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today was a good day at work, hot, but not as unbearable as usual. The next four days are supposed to hit close to 100 degrees plus the high humidity,,about 80-90% humidity. I did something stupid last night. DD made dinner and I made cucumber/Vidalia onion/sour cream salad. I ate some f... Read more

  • Day 42

    7/27/2015 2:14:00 PM, by BEACHMAMA01

    Well, I had my surgery, (revision of my left total knee replacement) on July 13. Today I am 2 weeks post-op. I feel things are going well. I am not able to do much exercise, just my therapist who comes to the house gives me leg exercises to get the flexion back in my knee. There is pain of cour... Read more

  • Motivate Me

    7/27/2015 1:11:38 PM, by JHENNINGTON65

    Little changes get results! Slow and steady wins the race!... Read more

  • it's monday

    7/27/2015 12:09:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very warm and humid day here today. the next few days are going to be the same. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. she says hi to all of mommy's friends. the birds say cheep,cheep. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Gained..but happy

    7/27/2015 11:03:05 AM, by DEBBIE0468

    Well I knew that I'd be camping and consuming far to may calories. I gained 4 lbs in 3 days. I'm not upset because I knew it would happen. Now I get back to better eating. This is a way of life and in life there will be times when we let loose. I did..I had an amazing time. I did go swimming wen... Read more

  • Camping in the Backyard

    7/27/2015 10:13:58 AM, by SILVASHAN

    When you have a six-year-old, camping in your own back yard can be very fun. Everything is new and exciting for them so its also exciting for you. We did this last night and I have to say it was an absolute blast. It let him get use to the idea of sleeping outside so that we can camp at the campg... Read more

  • I have lost 42 pounds

    7/27/2015 7:03:18 AM, by JANEMITCHELL12

    Well I'm under 200 pounds! Never thought I would see it again. Will I be no longer obese by Dec 31 st? A new exciting goal.... Read more


    7/27/2015 2:26:59 AM, by ANDINA

    So, for over three week I ate healthily and exercised and lost nothing. It was depressing and disheartening...but I did not give up. I kept going, hoping that I would be rewarded for my efforts. Then two days ago, I lost about 2kgs. That was my reward. Now yesterday I had an off day to recover bef... Read more

  • Day 66

    7/26/2015 10:00:57 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    I was up before 1 am. After waking up, I had tea with some fiber. No coffee today. I wanted it, but I didn't want to go over this Sunday. I had some trail mix before I went to work. My breakfast was some of the Special K cereal with ¼ cup of 2% milk. For break, I had Granola bars. I had ... Read more

  • Day 525 - I've Made It 14 Days!

    7/26/2015 9:51:42 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Today is day 14 of my healthy streak and I feel great! For 2 weeks I've stayed within my ranges and got consistent exercise. Since I've been determined to stay on track for more than just a short while, I've had to find other outlets to vent my frustrations, stresses, boredom, etc. Fortunately, I've... Read more

  • Choices

    7/26/2015 8:39:46 PM, by KAREN51554

    I choose what I eat. No one forces me to eat. Temptations can be beaten. It is only food. It is not my last meal. Portions count. I can record everything I eat. I can find 30 minutes to ride my bike. I can find time to do my yoga exercises. Choices are mine to make.... Read more

  • What You Can Accomplish In 4 Weeks

    7/26/2015 8:08:39 PM, by BUGTRAIN

    I was planning to wait until the end of our challenge before doing any updating as far as pics,etc..but decided to archive my half way mark.I don't see a whole lot of difference in the pics,but my measurements have definitely gone down. What I did in 4 weeks: Inches Lost 1" in waist 1.... Read more

  • Trying to Stay Positive

    7/26/2015 7:39:03 PM, by BMCC488

    All I've wanted to do is sleep today. I'm tired of this one thing after another. Over the course of the past two days I've gotten only 7000 steps. Last night my sleep was pretty interrupted starting a couple hours after going to bed. I had really bad toothaches and nothing helped it. Like three diff... Read more

  • It happened in Bikram Yoga

    7/26/2015 3:55:43 PM, by BOLEBRON

    I began taking hot yoga classes about 3 years ago when a co-worker and instructor of the class told me that it was good for losing weight and to remedy body aches. I wanted to shed about 25 pounds and I love stretching and holding poses. I was uncomfortable- not in a constant pain- but my legs hurt... Read more

  • Same as yesterday

    7/26/2015 3:14:14 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Continue removing silt from the rock garden. I'll have several more days of this. At least I'm outdoors and its great exercise. 104 386 Sparkers 213... Read more

  • Fitness Goals Check-In

    7/26/2015 2:33:17 PM, by RSGILMOUR

    On 19 June, I posted my goal of exercising for an hour a day. As a retired person with lots of free time at my disposal, there’s really no excuse for not spending an hour taking care of this body that I hope to inhabit for another thirty years or so, right? I imagine a stern coach exhorting me to ... Read more

  • Motivate Me

    7/26/2015 12:51:39 PM, by JHENNINGTON65

    The first step is always the hardest...... Read more

  • Dealing with your inner demons

    7/26/2015 11:19:29 AM, by LOSE2GAIN2015

    Hello everyone and thanks for taking the time to read my blog, I hope this will help some that maybe struggling. Hope you all are doing well! I am at point in my life where I began a journey, a journey to renew my mind body and soul. I have lost a ton of weight 85 pounds and counting (so far) and th... Read more

  • Thankful for Tracking

    7/26/2015 10:10:42 AM, by SILVASHAN

    I sit down and pre-plan my food for the day either the night before or during breakfast (which is 90% of the time always the same so no worry about change there). I find that dinner is often the thing we don't think about, but pre-planning with the spark tracker helps me to remember to thaw the mea... Read more

  • Sunday

    7/26/2015 8:47:16 AM, by PICKIE98

    I greatly underestimated yesterday's heat index! When I stepped outside last night at 10p.m., my glasses steamed up and the hot,moist air hit me like a wet sponge! IT felt like somebody threw a wet wool blanket at me in the dark! IT was 87 degrees with 88% humidity! Today is supposed to be 90 ... Read more

  • Getting closer to deciding what to take

    7/25/2015 11:20:38 PM, by SBECKER526

    I have most of the boxes in the attic checked. I had a few surprises. I diagrammed my storaige area and then measured the size of my tote. I have a plan for my husband's dialysis supplies and what I want to store. I am analyzing the types of meals that I will make on my 10 days a month. Tha... Read more

  • Pain is Exhausting

    7/25/2015 9:57:06 PM, by BMCC488

    Today I've been really tired all day. It has turned into a sort of rest day. I did fit in a ten minute walking video (without arm movements) but I just haven't had the energy for much else. I also took the boys to the park but got less steps in than I normally do for the same amount of time, like ma... Read more

  • Motivate Me

    7/25/2015 6:47:08 PM, by JHENNINGTON65

    I wonder what would happen if we all could just make this... words to live by... Read more

  • Day 65

    7/25/2015 6:46:11 PM, by LEIGH_AUDRA

    I got up at 8 am. I had some instant coffee. What I did was make it with one cup of water and then add another cup, but it only had the caffeine from one packet. I did add two tbsp of creamer and one of sugar. Below is a link to how to make homemade version of some coffee house favorites. I... Read more

  • pedometer

    7/25/2015 6:37:44 PM, by DIZZLER1998

    Can someone recommend an accurate pedometer? I bought one for 10 dollars at Wal-Mart and it adds a step when it moves around when I'm not walking. ... Read more

  • Landscape repair

    7/25/2015 4:21:25 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Today was removing the flood silt from our rock garden. It's a slow process; we have a screen atop a wheel barrow & shovel the mess onto the screen. The silt drops into through and wa-la; no more silty rocks. I'll have a few more days to go on this cleanup project. 198 But the work is... Read more

  • New Landscaping!

    7/25/2015 3:36:12 PM, by ALIHIKES

    I am very happy with the landscape redesign; I hired a local landscape designer. I had a couple of problems I wanted solved: A large ponderosa pine crashed down during the big winter wind storm and left a gaping pile of sawdust; and my view of my yard from the deck was dominated by large overgrown w... Read more

  • Hubby Is Retired-for now

    7/25/2015 3:04:39 PM, by KC8RZK58

    Well it's official, my hubby is retired from the college he was working at. Thing is there is another college interested in him, so we shall see, if he stays retired. Today hubby mowed the grass while I did laundry and some cooking in the kitchen. Super hot outside, but beautiful, will be staying ... Read more

  • Sunrise at the Beach

    7/25/2015 9:38:41 AM, by SILVASHAN

    Got up early this morning and went to see the sunrise at the beach with my husband and son. Hope everyone can get a bit of outside time today. It does the mind and body good. ... Read more

  • Saturday morning

    7/25/2015 7:32:33 AM, by PICKIE98

    Up, showered, had my Cheerios and 1/2% milk. Ready for my haircut, running errands and hopefully a walk in the park. 80% humidity and 87 degrees today,, got to hurry!... Read more


    7/25/2015 2:26:55 AM, by ANDINA

    It's been a while but for a reason - been the busiest weeks of my life! but what matters is my eating habits. First, I went to Brighton and stuck religiously to my eating plan, eating fish and veg and walking for hours!!! then on my return the house move started - seeing the start of the toughest, ... Read more

  • Me Meet the New Me

    7/25/2015 1:05:32 AM, by IMSPARKLING2

    Just four weeks into my new Id and I am really experiencing changes in myself that I didn't think would start happening for awhile. These changes are in the form of physical changes as well as mental changes. Physically- I am loosing weight and need smaller size clothes. Some of my clothes tha... Read more

  • New Chapter

    7/24/2015 10:58:23 PM, by CYBERPOWER

    I started my fitness plan once again. Not after failing but not taking the time to monitor and plan it well. I have gained about 20 plans in a year of having to take steroids twice and not exercising regularly. Looked on line for many ideas of meal planing, which Im a fan of South beach diet, to fin... Read more