Group Picture

Blogs     Join this team to post to the wall

  • Goals

    2/1/2015 1:16:56 PM, by JASLOTT22

    so I have lost 67 lbs in 2 months. I never really set a goal as to how much weight I wanted to lose but I feel better than I ever have. I am just gonna keep going until my BMI gets down to a level where I am considered average weight. I just need to stay motivated and positive.... Read more

  • Super Bowl Sunday. Finally! Go Hawks!

    2/1/2015 11:16:38 AM, by MEXGAL1

    I thought this day would never get here. It feels like Christmas to me to have a team I love in the big game. I love you Elizabeth(Sparks friend) and I know you are a Patriots fan, but GO HAWKS!!! We are having a party with all Seahawks fans so it should be a blast. I hope you all hav... Read more

  • Weight Loss And Me

    2/1/2015 8:33:26 AM, by BOBBYWAYNEBUSBY

    Not sure how my body and mind allows me to get so out of shape physically even though I feel great mentally and am able to walk, swim, ride a trike and lift weights daily. As mentioned in many of my notes, two years ago my mind took the time and made the effort to go through hell loosing weigh... Read more

  • Dreams

    2/1/2015 5:49:55 AM, by BOBBYWAYNEBUSBY

    Had an interesting night and morning for a Saturday and Sunday here in the land of fun in Central Florida. Remembered to take my pills, have so many fun pills to take in order to keep this out of shape ME out there trying to walk, trike, and stay active. The pill I take to keep my dreams f... Read more

  • Thyroid & Insomnia

    2/1/2015 5:06:12 AM, by CRAVINGFORGOD

    I went to bed last night at 11:30 p.m. and awoke 2 hours later at 1:30 a.m. Well...It is now 5 a.m. and I am still awake. I tried to go back to bed around 4:30, but I just couldn't get comfortable. Then I felt my heart rate was speeding up. I knew then I couldn't go back to sleep. So here I sit... Read more

  • Day 449 - The Price We Pay For Conveniece

    1/31/2015 7:45:03 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 168.0 (I'm finally seeing the downward movement on the scale I've been wanting. Woohoo!) Like so many Americans, I love when things are quick, easy, and convenient. I like meals that are premade that I can pop in the microwave or oven and be finished. I like workouts that work the ... Read more

  • Family

    1/31/2015 6:52:35 PM, by BOBBYWAYNEBUSBY

    Was just thinking about family and noticed someone else talked about family. We all love our family, well as much as possible, but there are times the love needs to go both ways. There are family members who do not realize they are causing problems when they ask for our assistance, we all want to he... Read more

  • Winter Goals- Week 5

    1/31/2015 4:58:17 PM, by BMCC488

    Winter Goals- Week 5: Walk 18-20 miles= 22.05 miles Exercise 450 minutes= 493 minutes Strength training 2-3x a week= 3 Eat within range a minimum of 4/5 days: 5 days Lose 1.5 pounds a week= 2.2 lost, 6 total lost Kickboxing/Cardio Max 2-3x a week= 1+2 for 3 total New healthy recipe ... Read more

  • January is gone yay

    1/31/2015 4:11:20 PM, by FIFIKK

    can't believe January has passed. I'm so glad I stuck to this journey otherwise I would've regretted it big time. I would've been the sluggish boring wife/mum I used to be. Now I'm the one to say "lets go out ☺️ " ! And for me it hasn't even been a month. I started on the 3rd of jan 2015. So two... Read more

  • What An I Eating Right Now?

    1/31/2015 2:55:41 PM, by BASCAN

    I've been a member right at SparkPeople since 2008. I'm tired of all of my half-hearted starts at creating a healthy lifestyle. The last 15 years have been an emotional roller coaster for me with unfortunately more dips than climbs. It's time for me to take back control of my life. So here I am. ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    1/31/2015 2:13:46 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and I are spending some time at the local library today. then we are going for a walk. I need to get some necessities at the grocery store. all the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Productive Saturday

    1/31/2015 12:58:00 PM, by PICKIE98

    i went to Krogers yesterday after work to pick up three Rx's and now I do not have to go this weekend. I slept fitfully even after taking a nerve blocker and the tramadol. I could not get warm. We keep our thermostat at 55 degrees at night, but I love it that way. I had a fleece nightie, flann... Read more

  • Relentless day 31, Back Isolation Exercises

    1/31/2015 12:30:30 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Warm-up 30-min walk Circuit training; Tempo 1-0-4-0; 45 to 60 Seconds rest between sets Cable Pull-down 3 Sets, 36 Reps, Volume 1,800 Lbs. Bent over rows 3 Sets, 36 Reps. Volume 2,520 Lbs. Seated Cable Rows 3 Sets, 36 Reps, Volume 2,880 Lbs. Straight Arm Push Down 3 Reps, 3 Reps... Read more

  • 100 Days of Weight Loss

    1/31/2015 10:09:04 AM, by 56ROSE

    I have decided to work the 100 Days of Weight Loss program. Tomorrow will be my first lesson and I'm ready to go! This program is based on the book by Linda Spangle. It addresses behavioral/psychological issues related to weight loss. I will let you know how I progress through the 100 days. ... Read more

  • Random Images

    1/31/2015 8:41:07 AM, by BOBBYWAYNEBUSBY

    Hard to get any sleep when the mind is over loaded with random images of the past in no particular order. Before my retirement never had an issue with random images invading my sleep, now in retirement getting sleep in the right amoun... Read more

  • Sleep Chair

    1/31/2015 8:26:36 AM, by BOBBYWAYNEBUSBY

    For the last ten years or so my nights have been spent moving from the bed to the recliner and back during the night. I have a large chair and a half recliner and a bed that takes any shape I want it too. Seem to go through beds quickly for one reason or another, but have managed to kee... Read more

  • Coffee

    1/31/2015 8:18:46 AM, by BOBBYWAYNEBUSBY

    My ills are many but still manage to get out and about and do what needs to be done, and I give credit not to the many pills I take for ills but to COFFEE, just love that brew. I know, I know, coffee is bad for ya, but we all have t... Read more

  • Rough Night

    1/31/2015 8:15:30 AM, by BOBBYWAYNEBUSBY

    Not getting sufficient sleep lately even when I sleep seven or so hours. Dreams keep getting in the way and making my sleep choppy and not restful at all. I already take way too many pills for all my ills, some of which are supposed to take care of weird dreams.... Read more

  • Just for laughs!

    1/31/2015 5:35:37 AM, by GOANNA2

    A couple go for a meal at a Chinese restaurant and order 'Chicken Surprise'. The waiter brings the meal, served in a lidded cast iron pot. Just as the wife is about to serve herself, the lid of the pot rises slightly and she briefly sees two beady little eyes looking around before t... Read more

  • Late Night Cake Icing...

    1/31/2015 4:59:40 AM, by CRAVINGFORGOD

    Yesterday was day 4 in my new journey of physical and spiritual transformation. You see, losing weight the many times in the past failed or didn't last for the reasons and insecurities that were driving me behind the scenes. I recovered from Bulimia at age 22-now I'm 29. I don't act on Bulimic behav... Read more

  • My Niece Talked My Ears Off

    1/30/2015 11:33:45 PM, by BMCC488

    Okay, so this morning I got up at about 9:30 so I could make some coffee. I really wanted to get out for a walk and start the weekend right and knew that the caffeine would fire some motivation in me. I think I was already set on doing it though and the roads were surprisingly clear (of ice). So I d... Read more

  • getting colder

    1/30/2015 11:17:59 PM, by PICKIE98

    It is almost midnight.. We lost our cable service for quite while this evening.. No internet. glad it is the weekend, but expecting more subzero temps... wind chill.. I am breaking down and taking a pain pill before bedtime tonight.. Tomorrow will be cleaning and I need some real sleep.... Read more

  • Small improvements

    1/30/2015 10:46:54 PM, by SBECKER526

    Bob and I wish to remain in our home. A retirement community is not what we want at this time. We analyzed our home and where we wanted peace of mind. A home generator that swtiches on automatically 20 seconds after the power goes out seems good to us. Bob uses his dialysis equipment nightly for... Read more

  • Greetings From Mayo

    1/30/2015 10:01:16 PM, by KELL724

    We've been here since Sunday, My son's 1st surgery is Feb 11th so we will be up here for quite awhile, he will have skin graphing with time for recovery, then bladder surgery with a 3 month recovery then surgery on his ankle, in between working with prosthetics and Limb Lab. I have been following my... Read more

  • QOTD - What are the true reasons you want to manage your weight?

    1/30/2015 9:56:26 PM, by SPDMONKEYMAMA

    So in my 30+ SparkTeam one of the members posts a QOTD and as I started to write my response I got afraid that my response would be a little too long so I decided to write it as a blog. Nothing special but something that is inside me. What are the true reasons you want to manage your weight? ... Read more

  • Trying this weight loss journey again..I am determined to succeed!

    1/30/2015 9:15:53 PM, by AMANDASTAFF

    Well once again I am trying to lose weight. The pounds just keep piling on and I get so discouraged and almost disgusted when I look in the mirror. I used to be so skinny and could eat anything but that has definitely changed. I just hope and pray I can stick to watching what I eat and exercising. ... Read more

  • Trying this weight loss journey again..I am determined to succeed!

    1/30/2015 9:15:53 PM, by AMANDASTAFF

    Well once again I am trying to lose weight. The pounds just keep piling on and I get so discouraged and almost disgusted when I look in the mirror. I used to be so skinny and could eat anything but that has definitely changed. I just hope and pray I can stick to watching what I eat and exercising. ... Read more

  • Relentless day 30, Rest Day

    1/30/2015 8:52:51 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Took a break from weights today. But I did walk.... Read more

  • Working with the Dietition

    1/30/2015 5:43:06 PM, by ANN2015NOLEN

    Well today was my 2nd day with my dietitian and we discussed my food journal more and calorie range. I need to be at 1800 calories a day to lose weight so at the low end of what sparkpeople said. So time to improve my diet more. And I knew I was lacking things in my diet like fruits and veggies s... Read more

  • One More Step / Biggest Loser Finale

    1/30/2015 3:46:23 PM, by SPDMONKEYMAMA

    The last 2 days I have been wearing my pedometer. First time in months that I actually put it on. I knew when I stepped up on the scale what to expect and I was correct even though I was off by 10 pounds. I knew I had gained everything I had lost last year. But when I put that pedometer back on ... Read more

  • Day 448 - Putting Myself First

    1/30/2015 2:39:22 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 168.8 I am a massive people pleaser. It's awful sometimes. My chronic inability to say no often puts me in situations I don't want to be in. To add to it, I have pretty bad anxiety so I can't say no and end up being anxious about the outcome. Sounds like a great combination, right? ... Read more

  • Juicing With DH

    1/30/2015 12:47:58 PM, by LOVINGMYSELF101

    Just watched the second movie to "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead". I realized that (once again) the importance of incorporating raw foods into my diet can help with so many things that I am having right now, headaches, lethargy, joint... Read more

  • I found a new way to be healthy

    1/30/2015 12:23:24 PM, by ONIQUEKA

    recently i started my own business. I now have my very own Tupperware Business. In the midst of owning my own business i learned a few things. First I began to think about how Tupperware's Fridge Mates keep my food fresh longer. I began to compare the bowls i had from the local dollar store to Tuppe... Read more

  • Day 30

    1/30/2015 12:20:29 PM, by AAAIMEES3

    Wow I have made it a whole month on logging in and blogging cool! I didn't know if i was going to be able to do it and I have. Now to just get the cravings under control. Does Menopause have anything to do with all the cravings and the harder parts of loosing weight? I hope all is well with eve... Read more

  • can't I do anything right??!

    1/30/2015 11:56:23 AM, by MISSA526

    Well I was horribly sick the last 2 days, mainly because I really pushed it to get my points for the Grey Wolves team on Wednesday. Then yesterday on our posting day I was so groggy and foggy o forgot to post! Grrrr! So mad at myself. On top of that my mom reinjured her foot so she's back to the bo... Read more

  • can't I do anything right??!

    1/30/2015 11:56:14 AM, by MISSA526

    Well I was horribly sick the last 2 days, mainly because I really pushed it to get my points for the Grey Wolves team on Wednesday. Then yesterday on our posting day I was so groggy and foggy o forgot to post! Grrrr! So mad at myself. On top of that my mom reinjured her foot so she's back to the bo... Read more

  • Work and stress eating

    1/30/2015 10:26:06 AM, by KNUCHI

    I work in a clinical call center... We are drastically understaffed... I work for the federal government... Avoiding stress eating at work is nearly impossible... When I look in my queue and see 32 people on hold for a representative, I can't help but get this antsy feeling like I want to craw... Read more

  • Tried to watch Grand Budapist Hotel

    1/30/2015 10:06:14 AM, by MEXGAL1

    Like said "tried". It was awful. My DH got upset and ripped the dvd out and said some nasty words about how awful it was and not even "watchable" in his opinion. He is a funny man and gets upset over silly things. So we watched Wild. I like it. Very thought provoking. Today I will walk ... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/30/2015 8:32:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! it did not snow as much as it was calling for here, which made my commute yesterday not too bad. today, it is supposed to be very cold outside. i have an errand or two to run before i go to work today. my daughter does not know that mommy got her a few things she likes. ... Read more

  • Living The Life

    1/30/2015 5:32:59 AM, by BOBBYWAYNEBUSBY

    Working on getting my body back into shape but my mind and body can not seem to get together onn these health nd fitness efforts.... Read more

  • Is that your fat mum?

    1/30/2015 1:31:24 AM, by FIFIKK

    Today my son started at a new school. He's in year 2 and he's 7 yrs old. I went to pick him up and asked the usual questions. Did you like your new school? Did u make friends?! And his answer was " Mum someone called u the f word". I was amazed at that age and it been said to a new student. Well, I ... Read more

  • Relentless day 29, Leg Isolation Exercises

    1/29/2015 11:56:17 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Warm up 30-minute walk. Circuit training with 40 Second Rest Per Set. Tempo 1-0-4-0 Standing Leg Curl 3 Sets, 20 Reps, Volume 480 per Leg: TTL: 6 Sets, 40 Reps, Vol. 960 Lbs. Leg Extension 3 Sets, 45 Reps, Volume 4,688 Lbs. Leg Press 3 Sets, 45 Reps, Volume 6,413 Lbs. Calf Raises 3 Sets,... Read more

  • Day 29

    1/29/2015 10:38:50 PM, by AAAIMEES3

    Well here is a first Good Evening or maybe Good night depends on how u look at this. Well wasn't busy today just had a hard time to get on and post. You know if I lost what I have gained and lost what I have gained again I would be down lime 15 lbs. Not sure why the yoyo is going but it's not makin... Read more

  • Good news and some projects done!

    1/29/2015 10:18:49 PM, by SBECKER526

    I am so happy. My surgeon felt I'm progressing well. I may return to the gym with modifications in exercises for 4 weeks. I may return to swimming in 2 weeks. Life is getting better. I finished several projects. I need to proof one report tomorrow morning. I am meeting with an expert on ... Read more

  • A Nice Day

    1/29/2015 9:50:02 PM, by BMCC488

    The day started off pretty chaotic. My brother needed to go to the store to get some things to send with the boys to my sister's (they were going a day early than previously planned) and I really wanted to go to the library to pick up some books I had on hold. So I offered to take one of the boys wi... Read more

  • Day 447 - Training For The Peachtree Road Race

    1/29/2015 4:14:32 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 170.0 You know, no matter how much I understand that starting a new exercise routine can show a gain on the scale, it never actually feels any better when I excitedly weigh myself the day after a good workout to see the number go up that I worked so hard to make smaller. I'm not as bumm... Read more

  • Thursday

    1/29/2015 3:23:21 PM, by PICKIE98

    Talked to my doctor today. My x-ray results showed no fractures, however, he said I have advanced arthritis in both pelvis and hips. If I am still sore in a couple weeks, he will order something for pain. The other bad news I got was that he wants me to double my diabetes medicine. My A1c... Read more

  • Cleaning up the house

    1/29/2015 2:43:47 PM, by SPDMONKEYMAMA

    As January comes to a close, me and my husband are cleaning up our house. We have tackled almost every room, closets, drawer and hiding place in side our small 2 bedroom 2 bath apartment. We have downsized our daughter's toys, removed the electronics from the bedroom, and rearranged our living roo... Read more

  • MS Bike Tour

    1/29/2015 9:56:08 AM, by NEWLISACOMING

    I signed up to do the MS Bike Tour when I still could walk really on my foot. My thought was getting a bike and train inside, it takes pressure off of my foot and shoulder. The problem in lied my wonderful husband got me a bike that was way to big. Even still I am using it until I can pay off the n... Read more

  • I Promise...

    1/29/2015 9:01:59 AM, by T00MUCH2LOSE

    I don't know about you, but I despise it when people who are losing weight start acting like they now know everything. So, with that in mind, I promise...: 1) Not to act like now that I've lost weight, that I know everything. No ONE thing works for EVERYBODY. Just because it is working for m... Read more

  • it's thursday

    1/29/2015 8:44:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    another wonderful day. it is calling for some snow later this afternoon. it may or may not affect my commute home, as it is supposed to snow later this afternoon into the evening. i will dress accordingly when i head to work today. my daughter is doing well in school and says hi. all the birds say h... Read more

  • a wonderful day 1 28-2015

    1/29/2015 12:54:55 AM, by PANDABEAR42

    Today was a beautiful day...waking up to a blue sky with out clouds and the Sun shinning. it has been a while since we had sun like this. got some snow, but not like the states more east and north of us. needed to shovel out the solar lights in the dogs potty room and make some of their walking p... Read more

  • A craving to blog

    1/29/2015 12:14:40 AM, by FIFIKK

    I really want to blog but sure about what?! School starts tomorrow for three of my kids and I'm going to miss them soooooooooooo much:,( they're my everything❤️❤️❤️ T
    oday I felt very nauseous and had an upset tummy. I'm hoping I'm not pregnant coz I must lose weight and five kids is ... Read more

  • My 8 Month Numbers

    1/28/2015 10:19:05 PM, by BMCC488

    I realized this afternoon that today marks exactly 8 months since I started. So naturally I need to post my numbers for the past month: BMI: was 40.1 and is now 39.1 (dropped 1 point) Weight: was 248.8 and now 242 (lost 6.8 pounds) Sleep: still getting the same amount, nothing new there W... Read more

  • epidural update and health update

    1/28/2015 9:25:58 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    update on both... Read more

  • Day 11 of my 90 Day Challenge!!

    1/28/2015 8:49:16 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, Today was a good day!! I stayed within my calorie range today which makes it 8 out of 11 days that I've stayed within my range now since starting my 90 Day Challenge!! Of course I would have loved a "perfect" streak but I'm not expecting perfection because I know that's... Read more

  • Projects underway - feeling more alive

    1/28/2015 8:27:35 PM, by SBECKER526

    Today I resolved to get to my computer. I have a report to my friends on the Board of Directors due Friday. I got most of my information today. The membership committee of the Retired school employees is doing a great job with the materials for a membership drive. I am so pleased. I am tr... Read more

  • Relentless day 28, Triceps Isolation Exercises

    1/28/2015 8:22:34 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Warm up 30-minute walk. Circuit training with 40 Second Rest Per Set. Tempo 1-0-4-0 Cable Push Downs 5 Sets, 60 Reps, Volume 1,890 Lbs. EZ Bar Close Grip Bench 5 Sets, 60 Reps, Volume 1,352 Lbs. Kickbacks 5 Sets, 60 Reps, Volume 448 Lbs per Arm Total Vol. 10 Sets, 104 Reps, Vol. 8... Read more

  • Day 446 - The Importance Of A Schedule

    1/28/2015 4:11:36 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 169.8 Yesterday was a bit rough for me in terms of food and exercise. I had a healthy breakfast and lunch and had my exercise routine planned for when I got off work. I was feeling good and proud of myself. Then I remembered a meeting that had completely slipped my mind so instead of go... Read more

  • Wednesday

    1/28/2015 4:01:20 PM, by PICKIE98

    A balmy 20 here.. My Reynaud's disease is haunting me as is the fibro and arthritis in this weather. I think my hands are going in the paraffin bath this weekend. It takes a long time ti heat up the wax.. Had a nice day a work, but felt weird because i missed a day,I feel like today should... Read more

  • January 28, 2015

    1/28/2015 3:29:59 PM, by DAWN123KELLY

    Snow day #2. We had one yesterday as well due to the NEW England Blizzard 2015 Juno. We got like 26.6 inches of snow in the town I live and work in. Been spending some time clearing snow and all that fun stuff. It has been several weeks since Christmas Vacation ended. I am doing well and sta... Read more

  • Met My Third Weight Goal Woohoo!

    1/28/2015 1:01:08 PM, by BMCC488

    Weigh-in this morning went well enough, but I think I'm still holding onto water weight. I know TOM is really close right now and it will take at least until next week for that water weight to be gone. Anyway, down 1.4 pounds since two weeks ago (before the gain). Not my usual stuff as I usuall... Read more

  • Day 28

    1/28/2015 8:49:29 AM, by AAAIMEES3

    Morning, Getting a late start today, I am tired slept for 8 hrs which is very rare for me and a nice surprise. I just didn't want to get out of bed. Could also be this weather that's rolling in. With Fibro weather affects it alot and once again I get to guess what is causing what. I do good all da... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/28/2015 8:44:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm making great progress in both of my online courses this week. the job is going well. my daughter is enjoying school these days. the job,school and being with my daughter take up most of my time these days. that is fine with me. i still keep in touch regularly with my good friend, the one who hel... Read more

  • Why? Why? Why?

    1/28/2015 7:14:40 AM, by GOANNA2

    I got halfway through typing my blog and it disappeared - Why? EMAILS come with all sorts of messages but it's always nice when they make the recipient laugh. Why? Why? Why? was originally an email but don't be surprised if you are treated to a belly laugh as you read Why? Why? Why? ... Read more

  • No Exercise

    1/27/2015 11:53:27 PM, by MARJCLAY

    I am always saying that I will start excercising. I look at my bike in my bedroom and think just jump on and ride for 10 minutes. Then I think, I'll do that later. Unfortunately, later never comes. But finally today, I told myself I would ride my bike as soon as I got home from work. AND I DID ... Read more


    1/27/2015 11:19:53 PM, by CRAVINGFORGOD

    I blog at You can check out my actual blog "Where Madness & Truth Collide" @ #personal journey #inspiration #motivation #faith ... Read more

  • Just Life

    1/27/2015 11:16:52 PM, by BMCC488

    Hoping I have the time to type this out without being interrupted... but we'll see lol. This morning I managed a predawn workout of almost an hour. I did it in two separate spurts though, and wanted to do more the second time but I knew I needed more sleep so I went to bed. When I woke up for t... Read more

  • Day 10 of my 90 Day Challenge!!

    1/27/2015 9:58:42 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, Well today wasn't that great of a day. Unfortunately I went over my calories by about 600 but I'm not calling it a failure!! Why,you ask? Because it really could have been MUCH worse!! There I was faced with the inevitable fruit of my all or nothing mentality, that voic... Read more

  • Appreciating Kindness of Friends

    1/27/2015 8:58:30 PM, by SBECKER526

    Today almost overwhelmed me with kindness. The caring and compassion of two friends really touched my heart. One friend offered a tortellini soup and brought pink tulips as well. She had a beautiful card and has been offering prayers. The other friend made an awesome and tasty ... Read more

  • 60 lbs went off my hips

    1/27/2015 8:45:15 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    I am now 60 lbs lighter. As of now I am under 400 lbs. I have reached 397 lbs. I have a long way to go but I never again will see the 400's on the scale for me. I only will see lower numbers now. I have chosen to look on bright side of this journey now.... Read more

  • The Very Best Workout For Great Results

    1/27/2015 6:20:42 PM, by AHALTOM

    The very best workout for you is.....the one you WILL DO. I was reminded of this concept this January. I fell into a rut the last few months where I was doing workouts that I knew were good for me and challenging, but I wasn't having fun. I went too long without having fun, and I stopped seein... Read more

  • Day 445 - Loving Myself

    1/27/2015 5:25:20 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 169.0 I have the urge to write a blog but I haven't actually thought of a topic so I'm just going to wing this one. I feel really good and it's a nice feeling. Although, I find it odd because I went on a huge binge spree this weekend and gained back almost all of the 5 pounds I've ... Read more

  • Relentless day 27, Bicep Isolation Exercises

    1/27/2015 2:00:02 PM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Warm up: 30-minute walk. Circuit Training with 40 Second Rest Per Set; Tempo - 1-0-4-0 Standing EZ-Bar Curl 5 Sets, 32 Reps, Volume 1,216 One Arm Cable Curls 5 Sets, 30 Reps, Volume 820 per arm; TTL 10 Sets, 60 Reps, Vol. 1,640 Concentration Curls 5 Sets, 40 Reps, Volume 400 ... Read more

  • Endurance and Persistence

    1/27/2015 12:38:00 PM, by YMR1221

    One thing I noticed last night is how I can now maintain my speed on the recumbent bike while increasing the resistance. Just like a few days off an exercise program results in decreased performance, I'm amazed at how after just a little bit, my performance has increased on the bike. Now, to make ... Read more

  • My Tantrum!

    1/27/2015 9:36:33 AM, by DANCEAGAIN75

    Good morning. I just need to vent and this is the only place I can do it. I'm gonna whine a little too, because this is REALLY hard! I mean, I am saying this in my head like a three year old child who does not want to clean up her toys in the most whinny, upset, voice you can imagine and stomping he... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/27/2015 8:58:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm still in training for my new job. that is fine with me. i am happy to have a job. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep. i am keeping up the best that i can with the schedule i have now. i manage to get in some exercise every day and i am doing pretty well with my ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    1/27/2015 8:55:31 AM, by PICKIE98

    I was first in line for my lab work,, I am now headed out the door for the doc appointment, then off to my last diabetes ed class. It is still bitter cold here.. NO wildlife is appearing in the back yard,,but the birds are sure doing a number on the seed and suet cakes to stay alive.. poor babies... Read more

  • Day 27

    1/27/2015 7:11:51 AM, by AAAIMEES3

    Morning All, I was in awww yesterday watching all of that snow fall in this blizzard. I don't live there but would like to say that I will be praying for all. Mother Nature is beautiful but has a mighty punch. Yesterday was a good day, visited with a friend and got out of the house for a w... Read more

  • The Horse and Water

    1/27/2015 6:56:37 AM, by AMBERSMANUEL

    Someone very dear to me just told me that they have to change their diet due to high blood sugar issues. They said that they were eating salads and cutting out unhealthy carbs and white sugar. I started talking about how much better I feel when I eat less of the crap and more of the good stuff. I ma... Read more

  • Just for Bonnie....because she asked so nice. :)

    1/27/2015 1:30:19 AM, by MRSBENNETT2

    Here's a photo of 7-week old Grandson. he's such a darling! I was talking to him yesterday saying "I love you/we love you" repeatedly and I swear to you he put his best effort into saying "I love you" right back! Oh my heart...... Read more

  • Disappointed 😔

    1/26/2015 11:51:30 PM, by FIFIKK

    Mum hasn't seen me since I started 24 days ago. She didn't say anything about any changes to my body but my own family sees heaps of changes :( I wanted her to be proud of me. There were days where she'd prefer not to go with me places coz I'm big but I thought when she'd see changes she would at le... Read more

  • One Little Thing Until It's Easy

    1/26/2015 11:09:21 PM, by MORELLIAN

    Quoting Erin: "I started slow, didn't change all my habits at once," she said. Instead of downing two liters of colaup to 878 calories a dayshe drank water. She added one new, healthy habit at a time, adding more new ones when the existing ones felt easy. This new way of living wasn't about rest... Read more

  • Feeling Off Today

    1/26/2015 10:03:14 PM, by BMCC488

    Last night around nine my mom expressed that she was having pains in her stomach and neck. For my mom to say something meant she really was in pain. Soon she asked my brother to take her to the emergency room since that was all that was open at that hour. It made me nervous and I was worried, and na... Read more

  • Days 8-9 of my 90 Day Challenge!!

    1/26/2015 9:39:45 PM, by WHYTEBROWN

    Hey Sparkies, The last two days have been good. I have managed to stay within my calorie range for both of them so and on the exercise front I didn't have any videos scheduled for yesterday but today I did the scheduled Fire 45 video from my Turbo Fire collection as wel... Read more

  • My Horse Montana

    1/26/2015 5:59:19 PM, by PANDABEAR42

    When i fist bought Montana July 1, 2006 i didn't know she had a hidden problem with her eyes. i found out in October of 2006 about this very serious problem with her eyes. one day in October i noticed her one eye was really tearing and of course this means a vet farm call. Diagnosis..Recurring Eq... Read more

  • Keeping Motivated

    1/26/2015 5:51:39 PM, by LAFOSTER0530

    People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing -- that's why we recommend it daily. I love that quote, it makes me laugh everytime I read it...but it is very true. I am the kind of person who needs daily motivation to continue with my weight loss goals. So whether ... Read more

  • Looking for an accountability friend(s)

    1/26/2015 5:16:03 PM, by DAWN220

    I have been reading a book called "The Girl Friend Diet" (?). This may be off a little. Anyway it talks about having someone to be accountable to. I cannot be accountable to anyone in my family because they do not understand and would not know how to talk without making me feel bad. I have asked... Read more

  • Freezing Monday

    1/26/2015 4:38:24 PM, by PICKIE98

    I had a very early work day today,but it was good day. It feels VERY frigid, but supposedly it is 20 degrees. I cannot feel the heat at all. I am glad I have tomorrow off for my appointments. I am NPO(nothing by mouth) at 7pm for tomorrow's labs. I am also glad I am getting to the doc b... Read more

  • My life as a recovering pessimist

    1/26/2015 1:10:00 PM, by BRENDA0170

    Today's motivation quote caused me to look back on my life as I've led it so far. Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power. ~ William James I am fifty years old and as I look back on the years I've lived so far I see that over half of them were spent as a pessimist. Years spent acce... Read more

  • Relentless day 26, Relief 9th day, Leg Isolation

    1/26/2015 11:56:22 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    That virus has been a bugger. Still have a cough; it just seems like it wants to hang on. But I pushed it a tad today. First I walked for 30-minutes to warm up then started with my leg isolation routine. Standing Leg Curl 2 Sets, 16 Reps, Volume 500 per leg; TTL 4 S... Read more

  • Watching the storm

    1/26/2015 11:34:09 AM, by SBECKER526

    I am watching the storm along with Snaggles, the cat. We like the front window to see people, birds, and animals. Yesterday Snaggles had a cat visitor. They growled at each other. I put extra food out for the Kitty. With my recovery I literally do not have to go out. I can relax and curl... Read more

  • Weigh in

    1/26/2015 10:59:19 AM, by NOLONGERHIDING

    I weighed myself on Saturday. Thankfully i didn't go up. But I also didn't go down. I'm stuck and it's frustrating. I'm struggling with adding physical activity in. I tried last week and ended up with five days of sever pain. So those two days of twenty minutes of moderate exercise had me on the cou... Read more

  • Snow Shovelling Workout

    1/26/2015 10:56:27 AM, by JOANNEEMERALD

    In the past, I have had shoulder injuries. I was in physical therapy 3 times for my shoulder. Now that we are expecting a lot of snow, I'm worried. Shoveling snow is good exercise but I don't want to go back to PT! I've decided I am going to take it slowly. I can go out every couple of hours an... Read more

  • Watch the Theory of Everything

    1/26/2015 10:08:16 AM, by MEXGAL1

    This is the movie about Steve Hawking. We Loved it! We think that the actor should win for best actor. It was done very well. So we recommend that one. FIL is in the new house as of yesterday. Mina the nurse moved her nursing home into the village in a new place that is less rent and there... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/26/2015 9:20:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is well underway. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. another week of work starts for me today. still more to learn. so i will be undergoing more training this week. that is fine with me. i want to know how to do what is needed to be done from m... Read more

  • Ankle Injury

    1/26/2015 8:20:23 AM, by AMBERSMANUEL

    My left ankle is weak after breaking it twice with an avulsion fracture so it's no surprise that I managed to sprain it recently. I'm going to switch to the recumbent bike for a week to keep the pressure off of it. That kinda blows since the elliptical is where I see the best results, but it is cert... Read more

  • Eating Healthy

    1/26/2015 8:15:37 AM, by CHUBBYCAT2

    How many people have a hard time eating healthy? I start out ok but I can never seem to stick with it and after a while I just get bored with it. What is the best way to eat healthy and stay with it.... Read more

  • Day 26

    1/26/2015 7:54:22 AM, by AAAIMEES3

    Good Morning, All went well yesterday with the combo party, and the slumber party my youngest had at the last min. Hubs wanted doughnuts and hot chocolate for breakfast so that's what they did, I stuck to my yummy smoothy and felt great that I didn't have that doughnut. I did very good at the p... Read more

  • Just had to post an update!

    1/26/2015 4:36:50 AM, by SOFIASOPAPILLA

    I have now lost 41 pounds since the beginning on December 30, 2014. I only have 224 pounds to go now!!! It just seems so much easier for me to look at all the weight I have lost over time than just the 3.8 pounds I have lost this week. I know that I am losing the most amount of weight over time r... Read more