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  • Thursday afternoon

    12/8/2016 2:32:39 PM, by PICKIE98

    A good day at work today; glad to be done for the week though. I may still meet my step goal by doing laundry, up and down the basement stairs,etc. After all of the expense, time and care I spent to send some artifacts to my cousin in Texas last October, the big package came back to me with... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/8/2016 10:12:28 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly cool day here today. my daughter says hi. i am out and about running some errands this morning and into the afternoon. i like to go outside a lot these days. unless the weather is really really not safe to go out in, i am outside pretty much every day. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    12/8/2016 10:06:59 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Today!

    12/8/2016 9:12:07 AM, by LCDDUB

    Good Morning All You Sparkers, After yesterday which for some reason wore me out I'm ready to get back to the gym for a workout. Somehow those days when I haven't worked out I don't feel 'complete'. I do know when I take my day off for rest I enjoy it and there are those days when that "littl... Read more

  • I am leaving my current church as of Friday

    12/7/2016 10:46:04 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS36

    The title says it all. I made a decision to leave after someone who I know started telling me how to dress and how to fix my hair according to holiness standards at the church. Between that and the pastor preaching at us about oneness I have had enough stress that my hair is falling out and my diet ... Read more

  • Sorry about the Pause...

    12/7/2016 8:54:17 PM, by SUNSHINE192DAY

    Well let's see, since we last talked I discovered I have not 1 but 3 birth injuries and I'm seeing a specialist. Ben grew! He is now 12 weeks old tomorrow and he is 24 & 1/8 inches long and 15 pounds 8 ounces! He had his first round of vaccines and had a reaction to the oral one that has made him un... Read more

  • Hump day is giving me the blahs

    12/7/2016 4:19:14 PM, by MLIEN913

    The weather is so fickle today. Snow early, then rain and now sunshine at sunset. This kind of day makes it harder to get moving. At least I'm on this side of life and get to experience it all. Trying to stay positive. Stay blessed Sparkers.... Read more

  • Remembering Dad, and Pearl Harbor

    12/7/2016 4:02:55 PM, by ALIHIKES

    Today is Pearl Harbor Day, and the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor is bringing back memories of my Dad. Dad passed away 25 years ago; he died peacefully at home under hospice care. But 75 years ago, he was a new naval enlistee stationed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, when the Japanese atta... Read more

  • My ramblings...

    12/7/2016 3:37:15 PM, by LIZZIE138

    My sis is finally home after almost 2 months of being either in the hospital or in rehab. She is doing well and is very happy to be home. I'm so glad too. I saw my doctor this morning for a regular BP check, which was very good this morning. My doc is also my sis's dr so she has been followin... Read more

  • Excruciating back pain is killing my plans to exercise today

    12/7/2016 1:49:56 PM, by HOLLI64

    I can barely move, so I won't be doing much exercise today. I will try to do arm exercises without weights, but that is all I can do because I can barely walk from the bed to the bathroom, and putting any weight on my upper body makes my back worse. I did get in some walking, because I had no ... Read more

  • Wednesday afternoon

    12/7/2016 1:10:00 PM, by PICKIE98

    A good day at work and I am making phone calls and organizing things for the estate. I hope I can reach my step goal today, as I am very close. I get plenty of cardio and strength in at work, but the steps are getting less and less with the bum knee.... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/7/2016 11:28:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly cloudy and cool day here today. that is okay with me and my daughter. she is really enjoying the weather these days and so am i. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Winter Wonderland

    12/7/2016 10:39:42 AM, by SHYETHYME

    Normally I would not post during these months. I hate SAD on top of my usual depression. I hardly want to get out of bed but that would be cruel to the dog. I have to drag myself out on her behalf. Now my hours spent sleeping and steps taken are no longer being tracked by my fitbit one I feel kin... Read more

  • Tests

    12/7/2016 9:38:23 AM, by STACBU29

    Since I've been having a lot of pain and issues with my neck, arms, and hands my neurologist ordered a bunch of tests. I'm going tomorrow for the first set of them. I don't remember what the tests are called but as explained to me they will be putting needles in my hands to test muscle strength. Ano... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    12/7/2016 8:55:27 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Today!

    12/7/2016 8:43:24 AM, by LCDDUB

    Good Morning Sparkers, Today is going a bit of a change-up day for me. May not get my workout in, but going to be doing a lot of walking in the process so I'll be working for my 10,000 steps, as always. Hoping all of you have a great day, make the most of it and get your workouts in, whatev... Read more

  • Happenings for the Past few Days

    12/6/2016 11:20:05 PM, by BMCC488

    The weekend is kind of a blur. I was contacting a father of a newborn who was looking for full-time care starting in January, but I think I ruined my chances with them. I hope not though, that would be awesome to take care of a little baby without chasing after another child. I'll probably send a me... Read more

  • I'm Back

    12/6/2016 8:11:56 PM, by DONDAIN

    I've been sick and busy but I'm back.... Read more

  • Staying positive

    12/6/2016 7:04:42 PM, by MLIEN913

    Sometimes it has been really hard to stay positive. I have to remind myself that I'm never alone on this journey. Mostly I have G-d with me. There's also everyone here to help me stay positive. Thank you for all the support.... Read more

  • Relieved

    12/6/2016 5:57:39 PM, by CELTICLASSINLA

    Today I had my semi-annual visit with my neurosurgeon to check on a condition that has gotten worse over the last 6 months. I was worried about a surgery before the holidays. I received a prescription instead ... but he confirmed that a revision surgery will be necessary next year. The good news ... Read more

  • No snow yet...

    12/6/2016 4:38:57 PM, by WHOLENEWME2016

    It's 40 degrees outside and not raining or snowing so I decided to go for it...walking again during my lunch hour. I'm always sad when I can't walk. My body just seems to know it's time to go. It's supposed to snow this week so I know my days are limited. At least I got in 30 minutes of cardio s... Read more

  • Tuesday afternoon

    12/6/2016 2:43:38 PM, by PICKIE98

    I reserved a cabin for Paradise next August. DD decided to stay home, so I only needed a one-bedroom cabin. Since the Blueberry Festival is the busiest time of the year for this tiny town, it is almost impossible to get a cabin for only three nights. This owner has only one cabin like this, the ... Read more

  • You don't realize how much you eat until you start tracking it!

    12/6/2016 2:28:58 PM, by HOLLI64

    I can see that snack foods are off the grocery list from now on. It's too easy to grab a handful of pretzels and add 100 calories to your totals. I'm doing o.k. so far. I'm saving most of my calories for tonight, because I want to eat ham for supper, and it really packs on the calories and fat.... Read more

  • Finally something to blog about

    12/6/2016 9:34:24 AM, by CELTICLASSINLA

    I finished my first week - and lost 2#. Hooray for me. I made a first goal easy 3# by Christmas, 4# by NY. Halfway there already so maybe I'll do better but maybe not. This has been a great community because unlike so many others, it's individual motivation not "motivation out of the box" (... Read more

  • Day 1 of my new life journey

    12/6/2016 9:03:05 AM, by HOLLI64

    I signed up last night and found a few exercise videos, and today I'm going to set up my trackers and get started. I need to lose 30 lbs. pretty quickly, since it's affecting my health, so I'll be eating very healthy and working out as much as I am physically able. Wish me luck!... Read more

  • Only for Grandparents

    12/6/2016 8:42:58 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    Grandma was in the bathroom putting on makeup under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter as she done many times before. After applying her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, "But Grandma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!" She will probably never put ... Read more

  • Today!

    12/6/2016 8:05:31 AM, by LCDDUB

    Here's to today! May we fill it with exercise, happiness, friendship and family. Work with a smile that only you know why it's there. Go out there and enjoy our world Sparkers! Make this day one you'll look back on tonight with pleasure and a feeling of accomplishment... Carpe Diem 38... Read more

  • Still in pain

    12/6/2016 7:10:28 AM, by MISSA526

    Still recovering. Can't do much in terms of exercising due to the fact that my right knee arthritis has flared up something fierce. Today I have a doctor's appointment about 2 hours away. Yuck! I see my surgeon on Thursday so hopefully he can help me out. Meanwhile I'm trying to lose the pain w... Read more

  • HOLIDAYS

    12/6/2016 6:59:31 AM, by SMIDGON

    Hubby and I made it through the THANKSGIVING We didn't go to younger daughters family get-together. We felt we might not be good company since it was the first holiday w/o John ! Hubby went and got out carry-out dinner. Then we spent the rest of the day, watching separate TV'S in separate... Read more

  • Monday

    12/5/2016 7:58:43 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    Hello everybody. I sure hope you had a great day. Today I was worried about eating to much. Not sure why I go there, I don't over eat but I worry about it. I did get to cardio drum tonight and that is what I love to do. I read that I should not do the same thing over and over but I do love to do it ... Read more

  • Busting the cycle

    12/5/2016 3:58:34 PM, by MY3FLUTTERBIES

    Today has been a very healthy choice filled day. Started the day with a granola breakfast, hour walk with my sister. Came home and had forgotten the repair man is coming today to fix a leak in the girls room ceiling, so spent 2 hours running up and down 3 flights of stairs bringing their toys, ki... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/5/2016 3:49:39 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am out and about, enjoying the day. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Monday afternoon

    12/5/2016 1:38:06 PM, by PICKIE98

    We just ran to Dad's house to drop off more kitchen things for the sale, checked the mail. Stopped at Kroger to pick up another Rx. Making calls, paying bills,etc. DD looked in the garage at Dad's house to see if Andrew was there to price everything:still nothing. He might want to speed it up, th... Read more

  • It's Not Starting Over

    12/5/2016 8:15:53 AM, by AMBERSMANUEL

    It's continuing my lifestyle change. Okay, so since August when my husband had 2 surgeries I haven't been as committed as I want to be. And last month was intense. But working out this morning isn't a new start to me. It's another step on this road we call life. It's a positive step, to be... Read more

  • Today!

    12/5/2016 8:09:18 AM, by LCDDUB

    It's a new day, a gift, now for all us Sparkers to go out and make the most of it... Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    12/5/2016 8:03:41 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Bouncy Path

    12/5/2016 7:58:25 AM, by JULMATT

    Life is a struggle. We all know this. We face it each area of our life. When I embarked on the journey to change my life into a well-rounded one I knew there would be major challenges. I started off on the right foot. Had major progress and became settled in what I was doing. This lasted for mont... Read more

  • The pepsi is gone

    12/4/2016 10:21:25 PM, by MY3FLUTTERBIES

    Worked early, had my meeting afterwards, and was doing pretty good food wise until this afternoon. I was crashing after a busy long morning full of activity. So I broke down and had the pepsi that was on my dresser for the past week. BUT ... yes there is a but, I also did not have it every day all d... Read more

  • Great day this Sunday was

    12/4/2016 7:42:58 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    Today I feel like I was off all day. Yet is was good. I did enjoy church today and talking with the older guys there. Listening to them, what a joy. There is an older man there in his late 80 s. He makes me laugh. He just says what he's thinking and most of the time it is so funny. What a guy. I ... Read more

  • Making it work

    12/4/2016 7:24:08 PM, by MLIEN913

    Tonight I made spaghetti squash with meatballs and sauce. Might be the healthiest meal but it was delicious. Even better news was that my bush and actually ate a large helping. Getting him to eat vegetables is like feeding a toddler.😁 This week I plan to eat more vegetable based meals and soup.... Read more

  • November Rollercoaster

    12/4/2016 7:07:50 PM, by AMBERSMANUEL

    November's roller coaster has finally slowed (fingers crossed for an end in sight!). My grandmother had another stroke and, after lingering for a week, passed away the same day it was announced that I got a promotion at work. Super chaotic emotions rolling around there. Promotion - yay!!! Grandma... Read more

  • Sunday afternoon

    12/4/2016 12:48:26 PM, by PICKIE98

    A restful day today, as God intended. I am just paying a few bills and balancing the checkbooks. I had two brushes with incompetence with one office. The eye clinic gave me damaged and/or defective glass frames, so I went there Friday morning to return them, but they just took the order numbe... Read more

  • November 2016 Reflections

    12/4/2016 12:12:37 PM, by HEALTHYEMAN

    The 1st 3 weeks of November felt great! I was getting back on track with tracking my food during the week and didn't travel for work. It was my husband's 40th birthday, and I surprised him with a party bus filled with our friends and toured several breweries! My brother flew up from Austin, TX to... Read more

  • stress eating

    12/4/2016 10:29:07 AM, by LOISALLEN

    End result of having the stepdaughter come visit . She is into drugs and god knows what else. anyhow, I ended up eating a big piece of apple pie and big carmel roll over the course of three days she was here. On the plus side got to meet new grandson who is 5 months old for the first time... Read more

  • Today!

    12/4/2016 9:27:00 AM, by LCDDUB

    Here's to Sunday Sparkers! Make the most of this gift we've been given and keep moving forward on your journey today... Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • On The Reality Side

    12/4/2016 8:58:05 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    652 (For those who are unaware: At all military base theaters, the National Anthem is played before the movie begins.) 652 Written by Chaplain Jim Higgins.....LSA Anaconda is at the Ballad Airport in Iraq, north of Baghdad. I recently attended a showing of 'Superman 3' here at LSA Anaco... Read more

  • Airplane shop

    12/3/2016 11:14:27 PM, by MLIEN913

    Today was the annual open house at the Airplane Shop. I bought a P-47D red tail and a Spitfire. I found a Demon biplane for my husband. That place is my version of Candy land. I'm such an airplane geek!😄... Read more

  • HOPE TOMORROW WILL BE A BETTER DAY

    12/3/2016 10:53:27 PM, by JOANN25

    Rain started last night and ran into today. Did not want to move and did very little exercise. I did practice on my piano. My motivation for that is a Christmas Eve service coming up in 3 weeks that we are doing a special service for. Time is getting close. This adds a lot to the exercise time ... Read more

  • Tired

    12/3/2016 8:51:29 PM, by MY3FLUTTERBIES

    Today I worked from 330am to 130pm. Haven't eaten all my calories yet. Indulged in pop today. Not my pepsi.... but it will stay put tonight bc it was coke today and all it did was make me more tired once the rush passed from the caffeine and sugar. I still have to exercise and all I want to do is g... Read more

  • Today!

    12/3/2016 8:26:41 AM, by LCDDUB

    Good Morning Sparkers, Ever have one of those days you wake up and can't quite "wake-up"? I had 7 hours and feel like I'm still partly asleep. Hoping I can 'shake it off' other wise I do those 'less than smart' things as my DW calls them. I'll ask for help, try to stay off "Auto-Pilot", whi... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    12/3/2016 8:08:20 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers... Read more

  • I am turning into a mint addict

    12/2/2016 11:33:27 PM, by MY3FLUTTERBIES

    I actually never liked mints. Now I am popping them on my walks, drives, even at home. Thank goodness they are low calorie, but I know they have sugar and other stuff in them. I have the can of pepsi still on my dresser. It has been 5 days. The 2 cans I squeezed in Monday were enough for me to know ... Read more

  • Getting back on track

    12/2/2016 8:28:36 PM, by MLIEN913

    It's been rough but now is the time to back on track. I don't expect miracles but I have to get healthier. Being the holiday season makes it hard too. I'll do my best.... Read more

  • Heart doctor visit

    12/2/2016 6:23:18 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    I am so over Specialist. I have been waiting over a month to go to the "specialist" who was really a NP. I was told that I am not a candidate for a pacemaker. When I asked questions, she really couldn't answer them except that I was not a candidate for a pacemaker. Like you think I want one? What th... Read more

  • Working on making my activities fun for my work-out partner

    12/2/2016 6:01:43 PM, by JOYSMYDOG

    It has been 9 days and I think I may be getting just a smidgen better. It was really difficult trying to get the pages and site the best way for me to work with it, then I got knocked over sick so I couldn't keep up that momentum. That was really difficult to not just chuck everything and say that I... Read more

  • Friday afternoon

    12/2/2016 4:16:46 PM, by PICKIE98

    I had another day of errands to run today. We were up early to get to the eye clinic to return my new frames. The woman just took down the info and let me wear them home, as she will order new ones. They had a very obvious flaw or damage in the frame. Either they came out of the mold that way, or ... Read more

  • Huge crap load

    12/2/2016 1:47:15 PM, by DEBBIE0468

    Well. Lost my job....I'm the largest weight I've EVER been. Two of my grandchildren are not in my life...The mothers choice. My son and daughter are not talking... Times like this I just want to eat and sleep. Crawl under a rock..... But that's not going to change anything. The only thing I can do i... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/2/2016 10:38:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    another cool day here today. my daughter and some of her classmates are off to an eco trip today. she has been looking forward to this all week. next week, she goes on a different field trip with her school. then there will be one more to a place she has been before with me. today, i do not have muc... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    12/2/2016 9:09:50 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Today!

    12/2/2016 8:54:12 AM, by LCDDUB

    Here's to Friday and all you Sparkers! It's up to you to make this a great day and start to your week-end. I have to remember this, it's not up to someone else to keep me positive or make me happy, it's up to me. Everyone I interact with adds to this, regardless of their attitude. It's how I ac... Read more

  • where do i go now

    12/1/2016 11:22:17 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS36

    I am unsure what to do right now when it comes to my church situation. One church is causing me too much stress while the other pastor is not open to poetry at all. Clearly I am ready to cry out to God right now and ask Him why this is happening. My supposed friend who I won't name has become a wolf... Read more

  • This is it

    12/1/2016 10:04:10 PM, by DMEAS110715

    I've changed my life in just three days. I am eating healthy and focusing on my body. I'm drinking water instead of sodas, avoiding fast food and junk food, and my body is acting right. This is the first time in my memory that I feel good. This is it. I am laying in bed and I realize that this smal... Read more

  • Another great day.

    12/1/2016 9:44:14 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    I went & volunteered again today then home to grandchildren then off to cardio drumming. Now ready for bed. Early up tomorrow to travel to the city to see the doctor. ... Read more

  • Such a Geek

    12/1/2016 8:51:26 PM, by MLIEN913

    This week I have been waiving my geek flag high. My favourite sci-fi/super hero shows have had a mash-up this week and I'm loving it! Sometimes it feels good not thinking about food, exercise or calories. Tonight I'm just enjoying the television. 😉... Read more

  • First Ski of the Season!

    12/1/2016 6:16:02 PM, by ALIHIKES

    Woo hoo, I really had fun skiing today! 5 of us drove to Mount Bachelor in Central Oregon, and we skied out to Dutchman Flat (away from the machine groomed trails). It was a lot of fun, and the snow was great. I took my own car because I wanted to not ski for too long a time on my first time out -- ... Read more

  • Last Write-in, Migraine, and Dreams

    12/1/2016 5:55:55 PM, by BMCC488

    Tuesday I got a LOT done with my book, both before and at the write-in. I also got a blog posted about the virtual 5K race I set up on my WP blog. I was so tired though, by the time I got to the write-in, I felt like a zombie. I stayed only a little over an hour instead of until close like others di... Read more

  • Huge lunch

    12/1/2016 3:38:01 PM, by MY3FLUTTERBIES

    Made a massive salad....58 calories without the dressing. With my favorite Greek dressing of 50 calories and a roasted chicken breast is a total of 378 calories. I was surprised how big a tablespoon of dressing really is. Hoping I'll be hungry at dinner bc I'm trying to find room for all this fo... Read more

  • Motivated

    12/1/2016 3:08:01 PM, by MY3FLUTTERBIES

    Today I stepped on the scales and I have lost 3 pounds. I am learning so much about calories, especially the hidden ones. I feel like I am taking control of my body and eating habits and using self control with my sugar and caffeine cravings. I have a can of pepsi that I have in my bedroom and I sti... Read more

  • Starting A New

    12/1/2016 2:21:32 PM, by KURTZIE1998

    I always make resolutions at the beginning of the year, not all are having to do with weight. But last night I was thinking I wanted to re-evaluate my goals and get myself more organized and get back to prioritizing my time. I have been retired since 1998. For a while I worked part time at our c... Read more

  • It's thursday

    12/1/2016 1:18:46 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very windy and cool day here today. my daughter was dressed warmly when it was time for her to get to school this morning. i made sure to dress warmly when i went out to do some much needed laundry. i got in an extra walk this morning and i feel really good about it. all of the birds say cheep,che... Read more

  • The Beginning

    12/1/2016 11:41:55 AM, by LINDA20958

    Finding and becoming a member of SparkPeople was a total accident. I'm interested in investing, so I listen to Motley Fool podcasts regularly. A couple of weeks ago, there was a guest on the podcast, the health person at Motley Fool, with advice on staying healthy during the upcoming holiday se... Read more

  • Today!

    12/1/2016 9:02:04 AM, by LCDDUB

    Well Sparkers, it's a new month, a new opportunity as is every new day. Goals for the month and the end of the year (Can you believe we're only 30 days from that?!) are in place for me and looking forward to the joy of this special season and holiday. Hope all of you have a great day, get your wo... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    12/1/2016 8:31:20 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers ... Read more

  • Thursday morning

    12/1/2016 6:49:59 AM, by PICKIE98

    I slept so well last night, eight hours!! I hope to get some better sleep now after all of the estate sale things wind down FOR awhile. I am putting the papers in the mail for the remainder of the cash to go into the bank. Now I just wait for the house to sell...... Read more

  • Exercise

    11/30/2016 10:11:26 PM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    I'm so happy I got to cardio drum tonight. Makes me feel soooo good. For snack today I had turkey and humus. Two good flavors are humus and avocado. Oh so good. . ... Read more

  • A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. Don't laugh just yet!

    11/30/2016 9:47:41 PM, by GOANNA2

    A.A.A.D.D. - Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. This is how it manifests: I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide it needs... Read more

  • Sty

    11/30/2016 6:58:31 PM, by MLIEN913

    Why do I have to have a sty? It's because of my allergies that my eye first puffed up. Today I have the hard bump. Does anyone know how to ease these things away?... Read more

  • Scavenger Hunt!

    11/30/2016 6:53:01 PM, by LCDDUB

    To the Gems, Here's my Scavenger Hunt: Can speak a foreign language. a little Spanish Has been on TV. Yes, 2 times - no neither was on "Cops" LOL! Has traveled to at least one other country. Yes - 3 - Mexico, Japan, Vietnam Would bungee jump, if the chance occurred. Don... Read more

  • It has been a while...

    11/30/2016 4:58:46 PM, by WHOLENEWME2016

    I didn't realize until now that I haven't added a blog entry in over a month! I feel like I'm barely holding it together these days. I've even started having panic attacks again. I am attempting to slow down and take better care of me again. This whole month is going to be crazy but I will get t... Read more

  • Starting new!

    11/30/2016 2:40:48 PM, by DCHAUDOIN

    Long term goals 1) Lose 50 pounds. 2) Run a 5k. 3) No caffeine. 4) Feel better/clean bill of Heath from the doc. This weeks goal...completed by next Wednesday: 1) Lose 1 pound. 2) Strength train twice. 3) Walk one mile twice. 4) Track all my food. ... Read more

  • Beginning Again!

    11/30/2016 12:45:37 PM, by IAMSHEWHOWILL

    Hey all! I am beginning again. It's been about 4.5 years since I started on here and then stopped trying to track what I was doing. As I'm sure everyone trying to lose a large amount of weight knows it is easy to give up. So many excuses and so many reasons why we stop really putting in the effort... Read more

  • Idle hands.

    11/30/2016 10:18:45 AM, by MAMR31

    I have noticed that if I don't keep my hands busy I just want to snack. So I have been knitting through my cravings. The cravings are going away a little more each day and everyone will be getting a hand knit gift for Christmas. 😀... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/30/2016 10:09:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to focus on my online english and math courses. i am definitely practicing more in calculating percentages, as it is not something that comes easy to me. i can do them, i just find i need a lot of time to do so. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyon... Read more

  • Today!

    11/30/2016 9:10:50 AM, by LCDDUB

    Here's to us all today! For me, going to get busy early for a change. Hoping all of you have a great day, get your workouts in and continue to 'Pay It Forward'... Carpe Diem 386... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    11/30/2016 8:51:13 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Heading Back In

    11/30/2016 6:48:47 AM, by JOYSMYDOG

    I have been horribly sick for the past week and other than being too sick to log the tiny amounts of food and motion has been more depressing than I thought it would. I have miscellaneous pieces of paper with foods and times and doubt I will get those in. Now I realize the best thing to do is not... Read more

  • Starting over day 2

    11/30/2016 4:10:46 AM, by ZAVIE-MOM

    Hey everyone, I am starting over, I saw an advertisement for snap it and I fell in love with this idea. You take a picture of everything you eat throughout the day and 14 days and you will see a change on how you feel and how you look at your eating plan. The program cost money so I just use sparkp... Read more

  • An off day

    11/29/2016 6:54:17 PM, by MLIEN913

    I'm feeling very fat today and off kilter. Not sure why. Either way I'm still looking to the bright side so that I don't spiral out of control. No matter what happens I'm the one who made the choice to do right or wrong.... Read more

  • Tuesday afternoon

    11/29/2016 2:49:04 PM, by PICKIE98

    Today is a good day. The sun is actually shining today! I am getting lots of cardio at work and now at home today; housework never ends, does it? I am praying for the soccer players killed and for their families too. Those poor people, to have lost their family members so tragically. May they fi... Read more

  • Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

    11/29/2016 2:28:24 PM, by ALIHIKES

    SparkCoach suggested blogging today about common excuses for avoiding exercise, and how to overcome those excuses. This was very timely for me, because yesterday I was exhausted and did my minimum amount of exercise. Here are MY most common excuses for not exercising, and my methods of overcoming th... Read more

  • Had surgery on Wednesday

    11/29/2016 11:02:09 AM, by MISSA526

    I had surgery to fix many issues with my shoulder and bicep. I am in a tremendous amount of pain. Even with the high dose Norco I can't really sleep. I have 3 deep incisions. I've been pain eating and have gained weight but that is stopping NOW!! I can't wait to start physical therapy! I know ... Read more

  • Had surgery on Wednesday

    11/29/2016 11:02:09 AM, by MISSA526

    I had surgery to fix many issues with my shoulder and bicep. I am in a tremendous amount of pain. Even with the high dose Norco I can't really sleep. I have 3 deep incisions. I've been pain eating and have gained weight but that is stopping NOW!! I can't wait to start physical therapy! I know ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/29/2016 10:50:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mix of sun and clouds here today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,.cheep! i am taking it easy today. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Transformation Tuesdsy

    11/29/2016 10:32:40 AM, by JACQUELINEJAX1

    Thank you, from my future self :-)... Read more

  • I'm back!

    11/29/2016 10:31:38 AM, by CECEINOHIO1276

    So I kinda fell off the face of the map lately and I need to stop doing that. I need to be accountable for my actions. Yesterday I started a challenge along with my husband and a couple of friends. We decided after the holiday that we needed to gain control of our lives and our health. It's cal... Read more

  • Does anyone else have a problem with this?

    11/29/2016 9:16:36 AM, by FUNNYFACE101002

    SparkPeople has so many wonderful things going on and I truly love this site but come on. I know it takes advertisements to make this site free and all but McDonalds, Really? Could you NOT do fast food? I think there are a lot of people that struggle with fast food. Please reconsider this. I h... Read more

  • Another Approach

    11/29/2016 9:03:56 AM, by HOTWINGZ11

    Today, I am going to begin differently than yesterday. Even though my stomach feels relatively worse than yesterday , my attitude is not. Education is key. ... Read more

  • On The Lighter Side

    11/29/2016 8:07:47 AM, by NEPTUNE1939

    I changed my iPod name to Titanic. It's syncing now. 334 386 Sparkers... Read more

  • Today!

    11/29/2016 7:58:09 AM, by LCDDUB

    Today Sparkers we'll take another step forward on our journey. Doing what we can to make our lives healthier and more productive. We'll exercise as much as we can and when it's possible do something for someone without expectations. Just be good to all we meet, they might be having a rough day an... Read more

  • Tackling Things

    11/29/2016 5:27:20 AM, by BMCC488

    Sunday was slow. We didn't go to church again this week, bad I know. I am doing well on studying my Bible every morning this past week, which is a good habit and I feel like it's truly becoming a habit for me. I fell behind so I'm reading two days out of my "read the Bible in a year" plan each day t... Read more