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  • ways I have seen my health improve without the scale

    8/29/2016 10:49:40 PM, by ADALOUISE

    Here we are at day 22 with SparkPeople. Since joining I have lost 5 pounds. This however is just a number adding to my healthy attitude. If scales had never been invented I would still know that I am getting healthier. These are the ways I would know: 1. My stomach has gone down and I do no... Read more

  • Getting Better Every Day

    8/29/2016 10:42:38 PM, by ALWAYSPARKLING

    Yes, I am still sick, but getting better every day. I still a not eating much, but I am keeping more food down each day. Today, was the best felt in weeks!!!! I was able to go put and get errands done. I got the laundry done and most of it put away. The dishes are washed drained and put away. Th... Read more

  • Going to see PA-C on Friday the painkillers didn't work

    8/29/2016 9:53:46 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS36

    The title of my blog says it all. I am going to see the PA-C on Friday morning. The pain killers didn't work. I was on tramadol and the pain only got worse by last night. I am still in pain. I am getting another script for vicodin through mail probably tomorrow to help me live comfortably until I go... Read more

  • favorite fitness activities

    8/29/2016 9:28:43 PM, by ERCELLAJS

    What is your favorite fitness activity and Why? Your least favorite? Is there anyway you could learn to like it? 314 324 330 342 These are the fitness activities that I enjoy. Sparks helps me think more and do more exercises.... Read more

  • 2nd blog about SP

    8/29/2016 9:18:59 PM, by ERCELLAJS

    Why spark people? What keeps you here? What is your favorite feature of the site? Are you a regular blogger?? What do you enjoy blogging about? 252 223 ... Friends, support, tracking encouragement Teams, articles, tracking So August is coming to a close. 381 304 all for your s... Read more

  • Flexibility

    8/29/2016 8:49:22 PM, by UMUCGRAD

    I was looking forward to an inspiring week of conference here in Houston, but my week has been cut to three days because of an emergency back home. I feel blessed that I can adjust, pivot and do what needs to be done. Not everyone can. I don't feel superior to anyone, I'm just happy that I'm able.... Read more

  • Monday Lunch: salad with tuna, onions, tomatoes, beets, cucumber, lettuce; crackers: 523 calories

    8/29/2016 8:27:04 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    Mixed these in a bowl: 1 fl oz Lemon Juice, 1/2 medium beefsteak Tomato 4 oz (1 can, drained)Chicken of the Sea Chunk White Albacore Tuna in Water, 3/4 cup canned beets, drained and sliced 1/2 medium onion, diced salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin The lemon juice,... Read more

  • Sunday Dinner: Chicken Breast, Smashed Potatoes, Spinach: 454 calories

    8/29/2016 7:19:37 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    This is one of the chicken breasts that I had pre-cooked and frozen. I had gotten a big sack of frozen chicken breasts and seasoned them with salt, pepper, garlic powder and chipotle powder and then piled them all into my big slow cooker overnight. Each chicken breast was saved in a zipper ... Read more

  • Monday headache

    8/29/2016 7:06:54 PM, by MLIEN913

    It has been a challenging day today. The dog acted up while walking this morning. She wanted to play with a dog across the road and nearly ran into traffic to get there. I put on the Gentle Leader nose harness for the rest of the walk. At work I had to handle another account that I'm not familiar ... Read more

  • Not Quite Yet...But Do You Have a Prayer Request?

    8/29/2016 5:53:54 PM, by SUNSHINE192DAY

    Just waiting on God's timing for Benjamin's birthday. I am kind of hoping for Friday because Jesus saved me on that day, 8 years ago. But any day would be great. It'll be Thursday or Friday at the latest. I appreciate the well wishes and prayers and all the good birth stories y'all have shared with ... Read more

  • So humid!

    8/29/2016 4:52:21 PM, by DANNATWEEDY

    It's so humid here lately in Missouri that it's hard for me to go outside for a walk or just enjoy the weather. I have asthma and seasonal allergies and going outside for very long takes a lot out of me. Having to stay inside for all my exercising can get boring even though there are numerous exerci... Read more

  • Monday afternoon

    8/29/2016 3:25:54 PM, by PICKIE98

    I finally got a call-back from the estate sale company. I have an appointment with the owner Sept 12. Kind of like the auction, but not as dramatic, I imagine. They do the sales on Friday and Saturdays. Perfect. Now to call the sister up and inform her.. Hold me back; I can hardly wait. I ... Read more

  • You don't need to pay to lose weight!!

    8/29/2016 1:36:12 PM, by LAW06211

    I just watched a commercial for Nutrisystem and I was shocked at the statement I heard. The actor said, and I quote " counting calories does not work!" I beg to differ with her. I have lost 25 lbs on SP in the last 4 months and I did not have to pay or buy any special meals through the mail to get t... Read more

  • Today!

    8/29/2016 1:30:24 PM, by LCDDUB

    Late start to the day, but working to get back on track. Hope all you Sparkers have a great start to your week... Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • Hungry!

    8/29/2016 12:55:05 PM, by PENNYALBERT

    I've been doing great sticking with my diet plan (abs diet), 3 meals and 3 snacks. Today i find myself very hungry, really for the first time since i started the journey. I did more exercise than usual yesterday, maybe that's the culprit. Yesterday's food had more fat than usual, I think because of ... Read more

  • Injured knee and big calorie burn! Day 2.

    8/29/2016 11:44:18 AM, by HOLLYHAVIK

    I Injured my knee in January and have re-injured it several times since with falling. It has been very sore when moving/standing up the last week or so. that I have worked out the last 2 days (the first 2 days of my new determination to fitness) and today I burned 382 calories by 11 am. It feels so ... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    8/29/2016 11:09:20 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter is all set for school,which begins next week here. we went out yesterday to get her a few more things she needed. she is over the moon with what she got! she is a huge harry potter fan and anything she finds that is harry potter related, she is excited about! she now has a different top... Read more

  • tracking

    8/29/2016 10:57:19 AM, by GLENDAK72

    well I weighed in 2 days ago at 366.5 and my last WI was 8/17 at 373 as I looked back over my journey I thought what have I been doing this time that has helped me lose then I have been doing. I figured it out... I have tracked everything!!!! I do mean everything if I just take a drink or a bite I f... Read more

  • I have had the stomach flu

    8/29/2016 10:12:16 AM, by DOROTHY58X

    I regret I have not been posting, blogging or even reading articles in SP for the past five days or so but I have had a bad case of stomach flu. I'm (finally) feeling well enough to get up, get showered and dressed and meet the world again today. I have an eye doctors appt early this afternoon and I... Read more

  • This week

    8/29/2016 8:55:28 AM, by CHERRYMCJONES

    Vegetarian Chickpea Quinoa - lunch Mon-Thurs Egg sandwich - breakfast Mon-Fri suppers: bbq veggie dogs gardien porkless bites cabbage rolls borcht cauliflower carrots edemame hummus cucumbers baby tomatoes... Read more

  • Disgusted

    8/29/2016 8:16:01 AM, by JULMATT

    Okay, it is official the last two and half weeks of stress/emotional, depression, and plan out not giving a darn has caught up with me on the scales. My first thought was I failed and I knew it the moment I gave into the stress eating. Wrong thought, but like most of the time when something goes ... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    8/29/2016 8:00:52 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

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  • Grandchildren as Exercise Incentives

    8/28/2016 11:04:40 PM, by URBANLOTUS

    Did you know that having grandchildren can cause exercise? Anyone who has had anything to do with toddlers will probably agree. Being with my daughter and her two girls, age 3 years and 16 months, has made me aware of all the incidental exercise we adults are performing. In this house, Granny, P... Read more

  • Lunch Today: Tuna & Beets salad with crushed rosemary crackers: 318 calories

    8/28/2016 8:43:00 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    Chicken of the Sea Chunk White Albacore Tuna in Water, 4 oz salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder sliced beets (canned), 1 cup Romaine Lettuce (salad), 1 cup, chopped liveGfree Multiseed Snack Crackers- Rosemary & Olive Oil, 1 serving not pictured lunch buddies DICED PEARs in... Read more

  • Breakfast Today: 2 egg parmesan cheese omelet, cheerios w/ almond millk, diced pears: 510 calories

    8/28/2016 8:33:57 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    Scrambled Egg, 2 large Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1/3 tbsp Parmesan Cheese, shredded, 1/4 cup Cheerios Cereal, original , 1 cup Almond Milk, Unsweetened 12 oz (1/2 cup in cereal, the rest to drink) lunch buddies DICED PEARs in 100% FRUIT juice, 1 serving... Read more

  • Sugar demon

    8/28/2016 7:49:29 PM, by CHERRYMCJONES

    I have one inside me. He loves sugar and carbs. I find it hard to fight on weekends against the sugar demon. I stayed within calories but didn't keep the sugar away as I hoped. Tomorrow is another day 😕 and thank goodness back to work.... Read more

  • Kincardine Scottish Festival

    8/28/2016 6:02:21 PM, by MARITIMER3

    Kincardine is a small town on the shore of Lake Huron in southwestern Ontario. This past week-end the community pipe band there celebrated it's 25th Scottish Festival with a gathering of 8 bands plus individual pipers and drummers from probably another 8. The Uxbridge Legion Pipes and Drums ... Read more

  • No said it was fair

    8/28/2016 5:52:59 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    Today I worked out differently. I went bike riding. I rode 12 miles. I was riding at a pretty good clip. It was all good. The not fair part is my Fitbit gives me zero steps for riding as well as it only gave me 11 active minutes. Come on. On top of that I still have 4000 steps to get in to make my ... Read more

  • Week 1 Is In the Books

    8/28/2016 5:24:39 PM, by FINDINGCINDY71

    41 Week 1 is under my belt and I have a 3.3 lb. weight loss to show for it! I replaced two meals a day with protein shakes at work, started taking a psyllium fiber supplement daily, and drank no soda of any kind. We had a big birthday for my fiance here and I still managed to stay under... Read more

  • Menopause Weight Gain

    8/28/2016 4:56:32 PM, by BETTYBOOP090

    Somebody please help me with this problem. I walk 4 miles 5 days a week and I still gain weight. I'm hot, I'm miserable and I'm getting fat. Please HELP me.****Menopause Weight Gain... Read more

  • Saturday Night time snack: greek yogurt and large peach: 198 calories

    8/28/2016 4:33:36 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    1 cup greek yogurt 1 large peach oh yes it was yummy!... Read more

  • Saturday dinner: Hamburger & rice, sauteed romaine lettuce: 479 calories

    8/28/2016 4:29:40 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    1/4 cup dry White Rice, long grain-- I cooked it in 1 cup boiling water with salt and 1/2 tsp olive oil to make 1 cup cooked white rice I chopped up one of the frozen burger patties that ALDI sells in a 12 pack, after defrosting it in microwave Cooked it in nonstick pan with sal... Read more

  • Saturday lunch: Open face tuna, cucumber & tomato sandwiches on gluten free bread: 303 calories

    8/28/2016 4:18:44 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    Chicken of the Sea Chunk White Albacore Tuna in Water, 4 oz Lemon Juice, 1 fl oz salt, pepper, onion powder, cumin Cucumber (with peel), 1/2 medium cucumber Beefsteak Tomato, 1/2 medium liveGfree White Bread 2 crusts and 1 slice... Read more

  • Feeling stronger everyday

    8/28/2016 4:12:37 PM, by MLIEN913

    This has been an off week. I ate well but suffered a few days of the blahs. That plus a week of steroids for my neck could mean a weight gain. If it turns out I gained 2-5 lbs it won't be the end of the world. Any gain will be a disappointment but I can lose it again. Keeping positive has been a ch... Read more

  • Saturday breakfast: 2 egg parmesan cheese omelet, liveGfree cocoa bar, prunes, 525 calories

    8/28/2016 4:10:56 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1/3 tbsp Scrambled Egg, 2 large Parmesan Cheese, shredded, 1/4 cup Prunes, dried, 5 prune liveGfree Baked Cocoa Loco Chewy Bars, 1 serving Not pictured: 12 oz unsweetened almond milk: 45 calories... Read more

  • Sunday afternoon

    8/28/2016 3:28:42 PM, by PICKIE98

    Nothing brewing today except my herbal tea for iced tea. It is so nice to sleep and wake up and not have to go to work...... Read more

  • GLOBAL FEST 2016

    8/28/2016 2:34:26 PM, by FRUSTRATEDOMA

    WE HAD A GREAT TIME BUT EVERY YEAR AS WE SIT THERE FREEZING WE WONDER WHY WE DO THIS BUT LOVE IT SO VERY MUCH.THIS IS MY DARLING HUBBY LEN ME THIS IS THE BEAUTIFUL RAINBOW THAT CAME OUT AFTER THE RAIN EARLY IN THE EVENING AND THEN A HALF AN HOUR BEFORE THE FIREWORKS STARTED THE HEAVENS O... Read more

  • Yesterday was a tough day

    8/28/2016 1:30:51 PM, by DANNATWEEDY

    Yesterday was a tough day for me. Woke up feeling really down and couldn't get out of the funk all day. I didn't exercise yesterday but today is a new day and I know I can do this! I'm going to take it up a notch today and show myself what I am made of! I can do this!... Read more

  • Today!

    8/28/2016 11:52:49 AM, by LCDDUB

    Getting back on track. Hoping all you Sparkers have a great end to your week-end... Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • Blessing in Disguise

    8/28/2016 11:48:54 AM, by BMCC488

    First of all, I wanted to say that I think our delay in leaving due to the lost titles may actually be a blessing in disguise... I think we all need some time to catch our breath. Also, we are spending extra days in the hotel here INSTEAD of out there, because we will make it out there before our u-... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    8/28/2016 8:06:57 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    33 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Busy Saturday

    8/27/2016 8:15:54 PM, by MLIEN913

    It was a little busier than expected. The car needed service and that took a couple of hours. Then there were the chores that required running about. We found time to visit a food truck festival. I kept my eating low. I did have a soda though. Now I'm just relaxing at home.... Read more

  • The Big 6-0

    8/27/2016 8:07:13 PM, by UMUCGRAD

    So far, it doesn't feel much different that 59 :-), but I'm rejoicing that I've made it this far. I love milestone years and consider each one a blessing. I'm just thrilled to be able to say, "Look at me, I'm 60 years young!"... Read more

  • Biggest Loser Challenge - starting soon!

    8/27/2016 6:19:34 PM, by CHERRYMCJONES

    Hi! If you're interested in participating in a Biggest Loser challenge, please go to my page and click the BL Challenge ALL Teams team. You can join the all-teams page and put your name on the list for the Fall challenge or message me directly and I'll get you set up on a team! We'll officially be... Read more

  • Today!

    8/27/2016 3:30:09 PM, by LCDDUB

    Tough end to the day yesterday, then a rough night for sleep. End up awaking WAY LATER than I usually do, so my chore for today is to turn it around with what time I've got left in the day. I know "this too shall pass..." Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • My engine starting up!

    8/27/2016 2:44:42 PM, by PASTORSHA

    Today I will look at my new CD Thai Chi and plan my week goal. It means a lot when someone cares enough to send a little comment or respond to your blog. Just like I have received a encouraging word I believe there is someone else who needs a word. I will seek one out and pass it on. 30... Read more

  • Special Weekend Update...

    8/27/2016 12:50:46 PM, by SUNSHINE192DAY

    As most of my regular blog readers know I usually don't have the time to post on the weekends. But I'm done with school until mid-October so I decided I'd just take some time. I have a very special way that I'm going to announce baby Ben's arrival both on here and facebook so that will be something ... Read more

  • Non-Scale Victory

    8/27/2016 10:45:36 AM, by JULMATT

    I have been on the Healthy Lifestyle Journey since June 2 2015. Then I weighed 299 pounds, waist measured 50 inches. Hips measured 56. Now I weigh 243 with a waist of 46.5 and hips of 51. Major progress that I am pleased with. I may be struggling quite a bit right now, but I am still making progr... Read more

  • Blissful sleep

    8/27/2016 10:42:44 AM, by PICKIE98

    I finally slept a lot last night!! Nine hours!!! Ex hubby called and woke me up with the phone ringing, DD answered, but I just finally got up for the day. Today is putzing around the house, grilling later on, making some nice coleslaw. No bills to pay, no errands to run, just being home..A... Read more

  • Friday's Workout

    8/27/2016 8:15:50 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    This concludes week 5 of Jim Wendells 5/3/1 Strength Training that was incorporated into Bert Contraras 2x4 Strength program. Week 6 is a DELOAD to give the body time to rest. The scheduled deadlift was omitted due to my sprained right knee. The DELOAD also gives the knee a week to recover. ... Read more

  • Still in a lot of pain

    8/27/2016 12:10:49 AM, by ONEAGLESWINGS36

    Called Dr. on Wed and talked to his nurse about my pain. He put me on something for the pain if this doesn't work I will be going back in to see him again. I am not happy about that at all.... Read more

  • Finals and Another Eventful Doctor's Appointment!

    8/27/2016 12:04:29 AM, by SUNSHINE192DAY

    Well starting off I had an 8-10 page research paper due this week. I did great actually 203 out of a possible 210 so I'm sure I'm getting an A in Psychology of Personality! Yay! Thursday I had another of the weekly doctor's appointments for Benjamin. My doctor measured my belly and at 38 weeks... Read more

  • One of those days

    8/26/2016 11:12:12 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    Today is/was Friday all day. Did a lot of little things all day busy busy busy yet feels like I got nothing done. I did get a new pair of shoes. Life is good. ... Read more

  • Kale chips & more greens!

    8/26/2016 10:28:27 PM, by MSPROVERBS31

    Heeeello, it's been awhile since I last blogged. Life has been filled with great things, and some not so well things. But thought and during it all I'm blessed! Well today I made some kale chips and tried 3 different seasinings: backyard BBQ grill, Bacon & Chives, and Sea Salt. I forgot to... Read more

  • Pause

    8/26/2016 8:52:55 PM, by LEARN211

    Have you ever tried diligently to lose weight and found yourself gaining weight instead? The more you counted calories, exercised, or restricted what you ate the more weight you gained only to end up frustrated and feeling like quitting? Ive been noticing this a lot with people on diets. While I... Read more

  • Still in the Same Hotel, Hitting a few Hiccups

    8/26/2016 8:14:23 PM, by BMCC488

    Well, Tuesday and Wednesday we spent about 12 hours at the house each day. Tuesday wasn't as strenuous physically and we ate out twice. However, Wednesday I ended up at the house on my own most of the day while my parents went to get a trailer. They had complications because apparently most of the u... Read more

  • Excuses for Not Checking in

    8/26/2016 6:19:11 PM, by ALWAYSPARKLING

    My check in for the past week has been sporatic. I have been physically sick, throwing up blood and my food, to the point that I been throwing up bile because there is nothing left inside of me. Therefore, I felt that since me eating and exercising has been limited, that it would not pay to have me ... Read more

  • Feeling Tired and Lazy

    8/26/2016 6:11:38 PM, by SHARONKHARTER

    Have you ever felt too tired to cook, so I end up eating whatever I can find that is easy to make? Unfortunately, I do this too often. I have a real problem with planning meals, so a lot of nights I end up with just eggs and toast for dinner. Since I have been keeping track now since joining spar... Read more

  • Feeling ready

    8/26/2016 1:24:21 PM, by MLIEN913

    Today I feel motivated so I've done most of my workouts in the morning to avoid the heat. After work today I have a lot of clearing to do. I can count all of that lifting and climbing as a workout. This weekend will be filled with chores too. Sunday is rehearsal again. That's another workout swin... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/26/2016 1:17:18 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i are taking it easy today. it is another really warm day here. we are staying cool and hydrated. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • how to get back on track

    8/26/2016 1:08:45 PM, by PENNYALBERT

    -5-10 minutes of exercise/video - water. -Walk the dog/Take a walk. ... Read more

  • Need some Motivation Here!!

    8/26/2016 1:04:45 PM, by PASTORSHA

    Help, I don't know what's wrong but it just seems I can't get going. Is there something I am missing or not thinking. I got a Tai Chi DVD and have not even unwrapped it yet. I just look at it. I get no SP responses from reaching out. So who is out there that can get an old girl of 64yrs going in the... Read more

  • My Meal Plan

    8/26/2016 11:47:42 AM, by SASSYGINGER2014

    For those that are interested in what I've been doing diet wise, I'm going to list my meal plan for today. Now keep in mind, I have lost 3 pounds this week but this is also tailored to my specific diet needs. I do not eat eggs, shellfish or very much milk. This was also created by a nutritionist for... Read more

  • I Finally Did It!!

    8/26/2016 11:32:37 AM, by LAW06211

    I am a very happy camper this morning! I finally hit my 25 lb loss goal this morning. Oh What A Great Feeling! I am not stopping there. I have now moved onto my next goal 18 lbs. I stumbled a few times on this journey and got upset more than once when the scales were not moving each week but I never... Read more

  • Three Year Maintenance Anniversary

    8/26/2016 11:01:05 AM, by GLORIAMAJDI

    My three year maintenance anniversary is coming up soon. Funny thing is, I don't know exactly what day my anniversary is. I just know that about three years ago at the end of August I was on vacation and I weighed one morning and was at goal. I really expected it to be a blip and that I would wei... Read more

  • Today!

    8/26/2016 10:52:15 AM, by LCDDUB

    Have a great Friday all you Sparkers and enjoy your week-end... Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • Getting there

    8/26/2016 10:22:22 AM, by IZZYSTEVENS

    I was on the road yesterday for work. I had a little extra time at lunch and was going to go for a walk but it was crazy hot and humid so I called it off. When I got home I got all dressed in my workout clothes and took the dogs for a two-mile walk, which was not bad. I was getting ready to go to... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    8/26/2016 8:21:39 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Friday morning

    8/26/2016 7:02:40 AM, by PICKIE98

    Could not sleep, pain.. Workplace called VERY early, but I did not answer.. they wanted me to come in for a few hours,, no way.. Lots to do today, but I am going to rest up more later..... Read more

  • Sweet and sour chicken with rice

    8/26/2016 4:11:28 AM, by DRUSSELL176

    Looking good chicken licking good... Read more

  • Catching Up On My Summer And Things Coming Up

    8/26/2016 3:45:11 AM, by FRAN0426

    My goodness, I just realized, I haven't entered a blog for the entire summer. It is 2 AM and I am going to type a blog before I head to bed. We have now lived through most of the summer here in southern Texas, and both of us have done quite well adjusting to the weather heat increase during th... Read more

  • Night time snack: Greek Yogurt & a Peach 198 calories

    8/26/2016 2:55:04 AM, by JAEL4JUD

    As good as it looks!... Read more

  • Chicken breast & potatoes: 359 calories

    8/26/2016 2:51:51 AM, by JAEL4JUD

    7 oz Yukon Gold Potatoes 4 oz Chicken Breast 1/4 cup chicken broth This is one of the chicken breasts that I cooked seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder and chipotle powder in my slow cooker and froze in individual zipper baggies with some of the broth generated in the big crock ... Read more

  • Always hungry

    8/25/2016 10:33:07 PM, by DRUSSELL176

    I can't seem to stop being hungry even I'm not hungry. Errr... Read more

  • Work social

    8/25/2016 9:30:20 PM, by CHERRYMCJONES

    Went out tonight for our monthly social. I drank water, they drank Beer. Nobody said anything but I know it caused a lot of curiosity. Don't think I will be going anymore. Too bad we live in a culture of drink drink drink. ... Read more

  • Some information about Fraser Island.

    8/25/2016 7:48:44 PM, by GOANNA2

    The trip started at 6.30 am from Brisbane and we drove to Noosa to pick up more passengersThis is the starting point. Fraser lies off the East Coast of Queensland (Australia) Maheno Ship wreck The grand Maheno was built in 1904, weighing a massive 5, 323 tonnes. After she was launched she ... Read more

  • white rice, can of tuna, onions, tomato, red bell pepper, avocado, lemon juice, seasonings: 452 cals

    8/25/2016 6:51:28 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    Cold White Rice, long grain, cooked, 1 cup Chicken of the Sea Chunk White Albacore Tuna in Water, 4 oz 1/3 Avocados, California (Haas) 1/2 Medium Vidalia Onion, raw 1/2 Medium Beefsteak Tomato 1/2 Medium Red Bell Pepper 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice Salt Pepper Garlic Powder Crushe... Read more

  • Pretty Zucchini Tart!

    8/25/2016 6:24:57 PM, by ALIHIKES

    Do you have oceans of zucchini? I made a zucchini tart for dinner, I think it turned out very pretty. Plus, it used up a lot of items that I had to get rid of -- zucchini, and my basil plants were bolting so it was time to make pesto. Here's my finished tart! I made this for my nephew who... Read more

  • UPDATE ON JOHN

    8/25/2016 5:52:42 PM, by SMIDGON

    John had another set of tests this past Monday. During the night he vomited. When we took him over for his Chemo, they had already canceled it until next Tuesday. The Chemo isn't working. They are going to try another set of drugs. These can have bad side-effects. Like skin issues. ... Read more

  • A tad frustrated

    8/25/2016 3:26:01 PM, by BETHUMZ

    First, I did lose a pound. Second, it took me two weeks of doing everything right; logging my food, staying on the low end of my plan, exercising in the pool. Third, it was only a pound... I was hoping for a little more. *sigh* Yes, I'm 51, I'm in Peri-menopause, I'm missing half of my thy... Read more

  • Faking it till I make it

    8/25/2016 3:15:06 PM, by MLIEN913

    Today is one of those days where I have no motivation. So, I fake it. I've taken 2 walks, worked on the punching bag, did some stair step ups and Pilates. I still don't feel like working out but I have done it regardless. 🏃... Read more

  • Thursday afternoon

    8/25/2016 3:07:53 PM, by PICKIE98

    My knee is very painful today,even before I left for work. I finished training Schylur today,, very hard work. I took my Diclofan, but the pain is still bad, so used some Voltaran gel on my knee just now, hoping for some relief. I may have to get those Effloxor injections from Dr. Hunky, after ... Read more

  • Feeling motivated

    8/25/2016 2:27:13 PM, by BROOKSK1967

    The more I explore SparkPeople, the better I'm feeling about things. I know I'm my own worst enemy and that I have to change that whole mental processing. I CAN DO THIS!... Read more

  • A 120 calorie snack

    8/25/2016 1:32:27 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    Orchard Valley Harvest Sweetened Cherries Dark Chocolate Found these in the produce section at Walmart.... Read more

  • a bright and sunny day

    8/25/2016 1:28:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel i did really well at the interview this morning. now i am catching up some computer work while my daughter spends some time with one of her good friends. the other day, we spent some time at a park. she loves to go to parks to play and to have fun! it is a really warm day here today. we are k... Read more

  • I feel too old...

    8/25/2016 1:00:45 PM, by NEWRENEA

    So I feel too old lately. I feel too old to understand my children as they navigate their relationships - when did it become OK to "fight" in public (social media)? When did it become OK to just let things go because they are too hard? I feel too old to understand this new generation of ... Read more

  • Natural Peanut Butter & Organic Superfruit Jelly Gluten Free Sandwich & a Peach. Also Almond milk

    8/25/2016 12:41:52 PM, by JAEL4JUD

    415 calories Wait... have I turned into one of "those" people? I'll go with the assertion that the peach is normal people food. Hopefully I'm not a food snob just yet. liveGfree White Bread 2 slices JIF - Creamy Peanut Butter: Natural, 1.5 tbsp Simply Nature Organic Sup... Read more

  • Aug. 2016

    8/25/2016 12:39:39 PM, by MARYELLENFLAKE

    Back to my battle with food, weight, exercise. Have undergone numerous tests and procedures and learned that one bypass artery was 95% blocked and another 100% blocked. After two angioplasty procedures in July, I have 4 stents. Another serious UTI treated. Trying to exercise but not doing great. Dav... Read more

  • Excuses for not working out / Reasons to do it

    8/25/2016 12:00:17 PM, by PENNYALBERT

    1. I cant get out of bed (too tired)/feel better after work out 2. Too tired after work/ feel better after work out 3. Dont feel like getting wet (swimming) / you will dry off, it always feels great once you get in! No excuses!... Read more

  • Today!

    8/25/2016 10:53:35 AM, by LCDDUB

    Going to visit family today which always makes for a grateful day. Enjoy all you Sparkers and make the most of it... Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • Apology to all my fellow Sparkers who wished me Happy Birthday on August 19.

    8/25/2016 10:11:41 AM, by KADUFRESNE

    I want to sincerely apologize to all of you who sent me Happy Birthday wishes this month, for my not acknowleging them. I didn't mean to ignore you. I didn't know how to send a thank you at that time. I do now. I sincerely appreciate each and every one of the wishes. Thank you so very much.... Read more

  • If I forget my FitBit, is it Still a Walk?

    8/25/2016 9:55:53 AM, by MUSETTE29

    Bleah. Forgot my FitBit on the charger this morning. Came home and mapped my walk and entered the distance and time manually. I had to go to the actual Map My Walk site to get an accurate route. The one here at Spark doesn't work for things like doubling around a block. And contrary to what the dir... Read more

  • LIghtbulb just went off in my head

    8/25/2016 9:36:13 AM, by SUZYB53

    When I started this round with Sparkpeople, I was lucky enough to come upon on a 30 day challenge that began with an article about non-scale successes. This kicked me off with an approach where I focused on recognizing and rewarding myself for things that didn't have anything to do with weight. ... Read more

  • Fraser Island 2

    8/25/2016 9:03:03 AM, by GOANNA2

    More of the flora on the island. We woke up early and watched the sun come up over the ocean.The colours were amazing. From this to the beautiful colours of the following photos. to this beautiful sunrise. The Eurong eco resort we stayed in. The thong tree.(Aussie term for flip flops.) ... Read more

  • Wednesday's Workout

    8/25/2016 8:47:19 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Well Spark friends, Tuesday while repairing a broken underground water line I twisted my right knee a tad in a trench. So to not aggravate the knee too much, I drastically reduced the sets, reps & weight for the leg exercises. Start Time 0918 0951; Bench Press; 10x35, 5x65, 5x80, 5x95, 3x118-... Read more

  • Stress verses Healthy Life

    8/25/2016 8:05:53 AM, by JULMATT

    Life is like a ball game when you are struggling to live a healthy life. Each person has a different aspect that makes the game tight for them. Mine is Stress. Stress is always the visitor team, coming in to destroy my streak of wins. Sometimes Stress takes the lead for an inning, others my Healt... Read more

  • Today's challenge: eating on the road

    8/25/2016 6:22:30 AM, by IZZYSTEVENS

    Today I have to travel for work. I'm going to be sitting in my car for three hours, sitting in a conference room for 6-ish hours, and then sitting in my car again for another three hours. Somewhere in there I am going to have to eat a quick lunch. Eating on the road is the worst. The menus a... Read more

  • Weight scale

    8/25/2016 2:20:39 AM, by UGOELLEN

    I've ordered a new Aria scale that is to be paired with my Fitbit. The scale I've been using is not the best. I'm wondering if there are others using one and if so, do they like it? I suppose I should have asked this before I ordered it. Just a yes or no is fine. Thanks! ... Read more

  • BLESSINGS

    8/25/2016 1:11:30 AM, by JOANN25

    What a great idea to write about our blessings. Here are my 3 for today: 1. Enjoyed my great granddaughter today. We had a great day. 2. A good choir practice tonight ... we are almost ready for the new season. 3. Cooked a good meal for tonight. Trying to stop the hit and miss. 4. ... Read more

  • Strategic thinking

    8/24/2016 11:45:36 PM, by CHERRYMCJONES

    I work in business. Success in business never comes from identifying problems and then doing nothing about it - it comes from identifying problems and then finding he appropriate solution. Healthy living is exactly the same. Does nothing to identify you need to get healthier unless you figure ou... Read more