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  • 30 Day Blog Challenge - 5/23/17 - Day 10

    5/23/2017 9:20:28 AM, by MAUITN

    5/23/17 - Day 10 10 Why are you working towards the goal you talked about on Day 1? Particular health goal? Size goal? Activity goal? Vanity goal? I would like to stay as healthy and independent as possible for as long as possible in my life. Living my remaining years as a invalid is not w... Read more

  • food triggers info-researched by a sparkfriend of mine.

    5/23/2017 8:20:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    Info from a sparkfriend! 304 Thank you so much for this! chris Hi everyone: Just wanted to share some information I have been researching and implementing in my diet over the past many months. This is really important for you out there who experience mystery symptoms that even a Dr. cannot... Read more

  • Tuesday

    5/22/2017 11:33:37 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and send out love to others... Read more

  • Monday..a good day even with the rain

    5/22/2017 11:14:48 PM, by TERRI289

    It poured most of the day...when the water dripped into my jacket, it was cold. The two zumba classes were fun and I did some tutoring. Very full day and I am ready for bed. Prayers for Manchester please.... 51 ... Read more

  • 32 days ahead

    5/22/2017 12:25:23 PM, by HEALTHY730

    Tomorrow morning I begin my second boot camp journey. The first one showed me what it is and how it feels. This one, I want to show me what I can do. The 4-day detox is green juice upon waking, 48oz lemon water by noon and 48 oz water by bedtime. Up to four protein shakes. Eat from noon to 8pm - g... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge - 5/22/17 - Day 9

    5/22/2017 10:51:47 AM, by MAUITN

    5/22/17 – Day 9 9. How old are you and do you think your thoughts about weight loss, fitness, and wellness have changed over time? I’m 71 years old now and I never really thought about weight before I was age 53/54. Now it is a struggle to lose weight. Of course age changes our daily live... Read more

  • Today's TUT Note to me from the UNIVERSE!

    5/22/2017 9:49:55 AM, by CTUPTON

    CHRISTINE, your balance of wit, charm, and intelligence... The measures of your endurance, strength, and stamina... The depths of your sensitivity, passion, and leanings... It's never, not ever, been done before. Now, do you think these things ... Read more

  • Old age!

    5/22/2017 5:28:21 AM, by GOANNA2

    An old lady was standing at the railing of a cruise ship holding her hat on tight so that it would not blow off in the wind. A gentleman approached her and says, "Pardon me, madam. I do not intend to be forward, but did you know that your dress is blowing up in this high wind?" "Yes... Read more

  • Sunday...a day of rest but productive

    5/21/2017 11:27:00 PM, by TERRI289

    I was too beat for Zumba today so I rested, ran some errands, and later tutored my godson before dinner. I did fit in a weight trainng session. After dinner, I got some organizing done but I am so ready for bed. good night! 40... Read more

  • Caregiver woes

    5/21/2017 6:31:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been told I now have to eat meals with my husband when he goes to the dining room. To me this is a hardship and takes away more of my own "free" time. 39 He has been going to breakfast alone and sometimes I have him bring back breakfast for me. It gives me free time in the mornings t... Read more

  • Heading downward

    5/21/2017 4:27:13 PM, by GRAMMYTINK

    I am finally taking my lifestyle change serious. I tried to lose weight over the years but ended up putting it back on. I now know what I was doing wrong. I was always on a diet, but I now changed my way to eating and thinking about food and it is working. I lost 10 pounds and feel great about it. I... Read more

  • just sayin’ … I am STRONGER

    5/21/2017 11:10:46 AM, by MTN_KITTEN

    BAM … 2 more pounds kicked to the curb for a total of 78 ½ pounds gone FOREVER. This doc suggested elimination protocol is truly working for me … I am working it. Now for the 170s and getting below hubby’s weight of 172ish. Hubby's weigh-in This past week was a … bear. ... Read more

  • Days 26-27 How to respond to sabotaging thoughts

    5/21/2017 10:01:53 AM, by OLDEROWL

    On day 25 we were asked to identify sabotaging thoughts that tempt us to stray from healthy eating. It has been over a week since I discussed day 25. I had some sabotaging thoughts, first that my efforts to share Dr. Becks 42 lessons on Cognitive Weight loss were not being well received and that I ... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge - 5/21/17 - Day 8

    5/21/2017 9:46:31 AM, by MAUITN

    5/21/17 – 140.8 - Day 8 8. What do you think will be different when you reach your goal weight? If you are in maintenance, what did you think would be different? What actually was different? Nothing different happened before when I was in maintenance except that I didn’t freak out at an occ... Read more

  • Friday/Saturday

    5/20/2017 11:07:26 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a great Friday and a decent Saturday (20, 829 steps and a sore knee). Friday was Zumba x 2, lunch with a good friend ho offered me a chance to go to the Zumba convention at a discunted price, drinks with friends and later dinner and a tribute band show. They were called Don't Look Back a... Read more

  • Visualizing my weight loss

    5/20/2017 6:59:43 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    I posted a few months back, a photograph of myself and my younger son, when I had lost his weight (66lbs). And, my goal weight will be losing roughly how much my teenaged son weighed last summer... I need to weigh him again to see how much that target has moved. I thought it might be fun ... Read more

  • That Fat Lady with the Smile

    5/20/2017 4:14:16 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I live in the kingdom of thin-dom where it is rare to see obese or even overweight women. I'd like to say it's because everyone is healthier here, but as I have gotten to know enough other moms, that is only sometimes the case. I would suspect the rate of eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexi... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge-5/20/17 - Day 7

    5/20/2017 8:30:09 AM, by MAUITN

    5/20/17 – 139.2 (same) – Day 7 7. How do you measure progress towards or maintenance? Scale weight? Body fat percentage? How your clothes fit? Other? I measure by the scale and how my clothes fit. Of course, I have different sizes of clothes so that’s not always a good indication. I suppo... Read more

  • it' s friday

    5/19/2017 3:57:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    the long weekend here in canada has finally arrived! woo hoo! for all who celebrate, happy victoria day on monday. my daughter is looking forward to the long weekend and so am i. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • just sayin’ … so this is what sad feels like

    5/19/2017 12:24:52 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    This has been the week from h@ll. First … we had to put down our beloved puppy dog Tracker due to advanced lymphatic cancer. But first we got jerked around by Vet #1. Then my sweet, sweet 97 ½ year old Grandmother Angel passed away … we called her this coz she called us Angels. We ... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge-5/18/17 Day 5 (Sorry, out of order)

    5/19/2017 8:04:15 AM, by MAUITN

    5/18/17 – 139.4 (down .4) - Day 5 5. What is your weight history like? How old where you when you first 'went on a diet'? Have you lost and regained? How is this time different from others? I never needed to or even thought I needed to lose weight until October 22, 1999 at age 53 I had a ca... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge-5/19/17 - Day 6

    5/19/2017 8:02:38 AM, by MAUITN

    5/19/17 – 139.2 (down .2) – Day 6 6. What has been most challenging about maintaining a weight loss (now or in the past)? First, trying to relax and find a balance. If I gain 2-3 pounds, I freak out and am afraid that the scale will keep moving up. I, then, try to change too many things (d... Read more

  • Laugh for the day. a priest and a rabbi...

    5/19/2017 1:43:18 AM, by GOANNA2

    A priest and a rabbi were sitting on a park bench. After a little chit chat, the priest asked, "I know that, in your religion, you're not supposed to eat pork... but have you really never tasted it?" The rabbi cocked his head and said' "I must tell you the truth. Yes I have, once wh... Read more

  • Interesting Thursday

    5/18/2017 10:22:11 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a productive day..with some craziness for good measure. I got a wokout in, bought strawberries, and had lunch with a friend. Then I paid a bill, went to the chiropractor and got ready to teach my brush up class. That is when the day got weird. I hit an enormous of traffic on the way... Read more

  • it's thursday

    5/18/2017 12:44:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am feeling a lot better today. it is another warm and humid day here again and i am well prepared for it. later on today, i see my doctor and update my asthma action plan. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i found out yesterday that after the long weekend here, i am back to wo... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge-5/17/17 - Day 4

    5/18/2017 8:37:15 AM, by MAUITN

    5/17/17 – 139.8 (up 1.2) - Day 4 4. What are (or were) your fears about weight loss? Just that I wouldn’t be able to lose the weight and I would be disappointed in myself and not feel as good as I know I can at a lower weight. All those feelings of weakness, guilt, anger and shame would come ... Read more

  • Wednesday..feeling better

    5/17/2017 10:28:46 PM, by TERRI289

    I was determined to shake the blues even though some things are still daunting. I taught a good Zumba class, did 10 minutes on the rower, and got a deal on a couch cover to protect it from the crazy puppy. Got my materials for the class I am teaching tomorrow and then made it home to play with ... Read more

  • Close ups of seeds--and I mean CLOSE-UPS!

    5/17/2017 5:56:27 PM, by CTUPTON
    of-seeds-116214861/ The color is put in by the scientist/artist to mimic some characteristics of the plant the plant. chris... Read more

  • Goodbye Sweetie!

    5/17/2017 5:02:30 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    Thought I would post a low to no sugar lifestyle update as a reminder to myself. Did weight fall off me after months of being pretty much off any form of sugar other than what is found in fruits... leaving me looking like a Victoria Secret model prancing on a catwalk? NO, and truly I do pref... Read more

  • The high road is a lonely place

    5/17/2017 2:30:07 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    So, my soon-to-be-ex-husband is pulling out all the passive-aggressive stops. Picking fights with me and accusing me of picking fights with him. Cutting off my access to the kids' calendars, so I don't know when their events are. And... going to a bunch of our friends with sob stories... Read more

  • Communication. It's a Valuable Skill, People

    5/17/2017 2:24:19 PM, by FRANCLYN

    Wow. Just wow. Sorry but I am so livid and frustrated right now. Backstory GP referred me to the nearest endocrinologist based on symptoms and thyroid blood labs. Not in my network. Referred me to nearest in-network which happens to be 150 miles away. Go to see her in early April. Feel very... Read more

  • Food trapezoid-instead of food pyramid

    5/17/2017 2:00:45 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Mini meals

    5/17/2017 1:55:59 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • Hangry?

    5/17/2017 1:51:24 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Tough season

    5/17/2017 12:04:19 PM, by MRSRHAWKINS

    In looking at my past few blog entries, I realize this past year has been a tough one! Here's the latest: 7 wks ago hubs came home & informed me he had quit his job. He was interviewing for another & it was promising, but we found out last week that they would not go forward with him. Now he... Read more

  • What you DON'T need to beat Lyme disease

    5/17/2017 9:41:37 AM, by DOTSLADY

    From "Here’s what you don’t need to do to overcome Lyme disease: ~Prove that you have Borrelia ~Take antibiotics for months or years ~Fly across the country to see a Lyme specialist ~Check into a clinic for a month ~Spend thousands upon thousands of dollars ... Read more

  • it is wednesday

    5/17/2017 9:25:32 AM, by MOMMY445

    a very warm,humid and sunny day here today. i will stay where it is the coolest while i recover from my asthma flare ups. i am seeing my doctor tomorrow and i will be sure to mention the asthma flare ups. i find that when the weather fluctuates, or is very warm and humid, i can get asthma flare ups.... Read more

  • Tuesday..turning the corner

    5/16/2017 11:29:45 PM, by TERRI289

    I am starting to feel better. yay...things aren't better but my attitude is! I got up at 3:45 with the puppy but managed to catch up on sleep throughtout the day. The doctor's appointment was thorough and I got some good tips for some of my health things. Chia seeds are in the future. ... Read more

  • The Resistance Phase

    5/16/2017 5:41:50 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    Actually what has gotten me thinking about this is my wonderful aging parents. I am fortunate to have a close relationship with my parents and I am fortunate they were good parents (though as a teen I might beg to differ). I live a reasonable drive from them so I am happy to help out as challenges ... Read more

  • Climbing Back on the Wagon

    5/16/2017 5:20:26 PM, by MILADY_DI

    This is me, now. (I'm wearing a brand new top I bought in my old size because it didn't set in that 24 pounds lost = NOT a 1x!) I technically started this journey last July, at 201 lbs. I was struggling with high blood pressure, fatty liver disease, diabetes, and very high cholesterol. On... Read more

  • Struggling

    5/16/2017 2:33:48 PM, by MONANISA

    I am struggling with a new kind of pain from my back. Is it my body adjusting to the new hardware? I will overcome this today will be my 3rd Physical therapy appointment, I am hoping for a breakthrough Icing my back staying away from pain pills! I can see why people become addicted! Keep my in ... Read more

  • Laying Low

    5/16/2017 1:13:20 PM, by FRANCLYN

    I have been quiet lately. I have been at the rock bottom with my symptoms. I won't say thyroid symptoms simply because, even though 90+% of my symptoms are hypothyroid, I don't have any lab tests or firm diagnoses to that effect. But people who care about me want to know and ask me every day, "Ho... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    5/16/2017 10:20:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    yesterday was a challenging day health wise for me. my asthma was really flaring up, no matter what i did. so i am glad i took the day off work yesterday. i even took today off ,too, to make sure i am feeling really better. it is supposed to me really warm here tomorrow and thursday. i will have to ... Read more

  • high anxiety this morning

    5/16/2017 8:48:47 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I made a doctor appt with a specialist for eye ears & throat. I have never been to a specialist. I have a thyroid condition. I take medication. I feel great. Thyroid is a unique area of medicine. Few doctors are trained in this area. I just like to get a baseline from someone w... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge-5/16/17 - Day 3

    5/16/2017 8:14:44 AM, by MAUITN

    5/16/17 – 138.6 (same) - Day 3 3. Who have you shared your weight loss goals with? What has been good about sharing your goals? I have shared it here on my blog, in a Spark team and with my friends. Sharing is good if you have friends who will support you and it keeps you working hard to n... Read more

  • Monday night

    5/15/2017 10:47:41 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a interesting day..The three new songs went ok but they liked the one that I messed up the most. HUH? Errand running was ok and my periodontist appointment went so so. My tooth is better but he thinks that I am not a good candidate for wait and see so more extensive cleaning is in the ne... Read more

  • Day 2 of 30 Day Challenge

    5/15/2017 9:52:46 PM, by MAUITN

    5/15/17 – 138.6 (down .6) – Day 2 2. How did you pick your goal weight? Did you pick an ultimate goal weight at the beginning of your weight loss? Did it change? Did you set smaller goals along the way? For my height and age, all the charts seem way to low in my opinion so I chose a number f... Read more

  • Bonus Wheel

    5/15/2017 12:18:04 PM, by SCHADWE

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  • Monday-Again!!!!

    5/15/2017 11:45:01 AM, by BRIANNADUNN

    There is a bunch of people at the gym today. Usually there is nobody here but today we are packed. I have a trip this afternoon if the weather holds. I decided to get my workout in before the trip. I have a lovely bruise on my forearm that makes lifting weights not a possibility. I am walking on ... Read more

  • it's monday

    5/15/2017 9:34:56 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i had a great day yesterday! today, i am taking it easy. my asthma is flaring up a bit, so i am off work for the day. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge-5/14/17

    5/15/2017 8:32:58 AM, by MAUITN

    I am so close to being at a good weight that I’m finding it harder to lose those last pounds. I have been yo-yoing up and down the same three pounds for way too long. I sometime think that at my age, I shouldn’t worry whether I get those last pounds off, but then I have to admit to myself that I f... Read more

  • Meet Bb, Babs, aka Babesia

    5/14/2017 11:27:47 PM, by DOTSLADY

    From an article by Suzy Cohen, RPh Pertinent takeaways: Babesia causes an array of symptoms that change over time. You do not have to have all of the symptoms at once. Keep in mind, symptoms may change over time. It’s a symptom merry-go-round. In fact, symptoms of... Read more

  • Sunday

    5/14/2017 11:05:04 PM, by TERRI289

    it was a tiresome day.. trip for up with the Max at 5:15 and we couch napped until almost 9. Dh had work so no NY trip for us today. My mom was disappointed but we will try for next weekend. We took a ride to a local park and searched for dragonflies....none but saw some beautiful Koi. We did s... Read more

  • just sayin’ … day of losses

    5/14/2017 1:26:02 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    We are reeling from losing our beloved puppy dog Tracker to lymphatic cancer. Our three(3) kids each tease that we treat our dogs better than we ever treated them. We tease back … it’s coz the dogs have always minded better and seldom argue with us. Tracker was hubby’s best friend … hubby... Read more

  • Mother's Day Poem from my son

    5/14/2017 12:33:54 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    I look back at my life and I'm so thankful for you, Adoption is one thing, I was insecure, but your love stayed true, All the times I was scared when people would stare You reassured me that nobody should care, regardless of color your love was still there. You taught me to be a man of good... Read more

  • Happy Mother's Day

    5/14/2017 8:41:09 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; My DS and DIL coming for late lunch. DH gave me a card with a poem. I can tell that he is happier with his job. I got into my size 10 jeans and am wearing them now. I have been exercising almost daily. Eating clean. I am losing more inches than weight. this is normal for me. DH... Read more

  • I won!!!

    5/14/2017 12:27:01 AM, by BRIANNADUNN

    2 hrs of working out, 2 hrs studying, and then went to a party today. I loved it. I ate with-in calories, shot a bow, watched baseball. Got a big welt on my arm. I am so happy with my decisions today. I won a dollar out shooting everyone. 7 out of 7 arrows hit their target.... Read more

  • Hexagon Rebounders (mini trampoline)

    5/14/2017 12:06:44 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I just posted this in the Urban Reboinder team, but on the wild chance that there are other Sparkers who rebound, but are not in the Urban Rebounder team (which is not limited to owners of the specific Urban Rebounder brand...), I thought I would re-post here in my blog: Curious if anyone here ... Read more

  • Saturday..wonderfully restful

    5/13/2017 9:11:39 PM, by TERRI289

    We did some chores, went to a native plant sale, and got a new Queen Bee for our beehive(Hubbys' new hobby). The rest of the day was spents watching Monk, playing with the pets and just decompressing. It's been nice....thank you Rain! 27 257... Read more

  • just sayin’ … if you don’t eat your emotions, you have to feel them

    5/13/2017 8:24:35 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    We had to put our beloved puppy dog Tracker down. He had lymphatic cancer throughout his system. Tracker helped hubby through his traumatic brain injury. This breaks our hearts. And I am furious. We took Tracker to Vet #1 on Thursday because he was not eating. We all had the tummy flu whe... Read more

  • End of a week, start to another

    5/13/2017 4:32:07 PM, by BRIANNADUNN

    I was great up to day 7 last week. Worked out and kicked booty. Day 8 had been a bit of a struggle no sleep and stress got the better of me. Day 9 hasn't been all that bad. I worked out 1.5 hrs and feel Great. I am ready for next week and have my week planned. I dropped my midday job so I have no... Read more

  • Friday..starting to relax

    5/12/2017 10:19:02 PM, by TERRI289

    Maybe the full moon made the week extra antsy. Who knows? I am doing better today. Both Zumba classes were fun and I had a light lunch with to friends. Ran some errands and then headed to the college Adjunct appreciation dinner. It was very nice. Sat with good friends and tried to eat lightly.... Read more

  • Seniors texting code

    5/12/2017 12:18:40 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • What would I do if I had unlimited money?

    5/12/2017 10:17:54 AM, by CTUPTON

    534 535 340 Travel, travel, travel till I had my fill. 224 Of course I'd now be able to take family and friends with me! I could have health aides travel with us and care for hubby, The aides would be the people who have been helping us out for the past 11 years. They deserve much more t... Read more

  • "Word of the day" drove me crazy trying to pronounce it!

    5/12/2017 10:04:36 AM, by CTUPTON

    from Merriam Webster word of the day. But there is a button to listen to the pronunciation. I sure needed that today! If I try using it a few times today, people will look at me kinda funny I think. 198 chris supposititious Audio pronunciation adjective | suh-pah-zuh-TISH-us ... Read more

  • Thursday..odds and ends and an oops

    5/11/2017 10:54:41 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a relaxing day, got some sleep, exercised, played with the dog, got a pedicure, did some shopping, picked up my scripts, got home in time for a late healthy lunch. The evening was good..dinner at the diner was a greek salad with salmon. Yum We came home and enjoyed Big Bang Theory. ... Read more

  • I can do it fast, or I can do it safe

    5/11/2017 8:44:48 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    I'M OVERWEIGHT. Starting BMI of 45.5 and current BMI of 30.0. 12lbs to goal weight. Though I'll reassess and decide from there where I will land in the end. But, I have to admit. The last 5lbs were pure stress. My soon-to-be-ex-husband has finally reigned in his anger for the most pa... Read more

  • Find the Funny Story

    5/11/2017 5:47:54 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    As I was trying to help my daughter deal with girl dramas, I thought about what has helped me cope with all sorts of things over the years. Humor. We are all narrators of life in our head and sometimes we need to alter the narrative. It's not about lying to ourselves. It's about viewing things from ... Read more

  • What would you do if you had unlimited money?

    5/11/2017 1:58:37 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Points to ponder....

    5/11/2017 1:56:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    And what might that be? For me, I want more energy so I can actually keep up with my to do list and even go have some fun! chris... Read more

  • Not doing so well now.

    5/11/2017 10:51:01 AM, by BERCRYS

    In fact I'm a ball of depression, anxiety and illness and I've lost all motivation to do much aside from make supper every day. I have the kind of anxiety that makes my stomach hurt daily, sometimes to the point of vomiting. There's no particular reason for any of it, which doesn't seem to matter ... Read more

  • Wednesday...some bright moments

    5/10/2017 11:14:46 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a day with good moments....Zumba class went well. Then on the last day of the college semester, one of my favorite students passed her last test with a 93!!! The rest of the day was ok....I treated myself to a shirt. On sale and with Kohl's cash. yay! My paperwork problem is still ... Read more

  • 30 signs that kept us going through the whole race. For YOU who do walk/run. Not me.

    5/10/2017 7:58:39 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • Dropping Soda & Getting Hydrated - how I climbed this mountain

    5/10/2017 4:51:34 PM, by DYVCAST

    This was not easy and took the better part of a year. I didn't think I was addicted because I could go without sodas when I wanted to, but when I was the thirstiest, I found a soda quenched my thirst better than water. Water left me wanting. Yesterday, I watched a really good TedTalk ... Read more

  • Day 6 of our challenge

    5/10/2017 1:42:55 PM, by BRIANNADUNN

    My Mom just informed me that she had to start over on Monday. She is on day 2 again. I have to say, I am not really concerned about it. I have lost to 239lbs. I am officially under 240lbs..I can't wait until I see the scale tip past 200lbs and I no longer see a 2 at the beginning of my 3 digit nu... Read more

  • I thought that I was having a good day...

    5/9/2017 10:59:38 PM, by TERRI289

    And then it happened. First, good news from the foot doctgor. I can stop wearing my boot but I will wean off of it. My tutoring session went well. I fit in a great nap with my older cat. Such a good nuzzler. When I ran a few errands, I was informed to check some of my paperwork for an ap... Read more

  • just sayin’ … trying to keep my hands to myself

    5/9/2017 6:56:31 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    Hubby has been dealing with a tooth issue since August. Found out last week that Dentist #1 actually fractured the tooth into pieces when she prepped it for a crown in August. This is why hubby was in pain while in her care even under Novocain complaining and was told he was being a baby. The c... Read more

  • Lost 16 pounds.

    5/9/2017 4:41:13 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Progress, at long last! Going back to school, and going to Gold's Gym from Planet Fitness, plus using the Alli diet plan, and the low fat cookbook has really been the magic thing.... Read more

  • Wow, I am down to...

    5/9/2017 4:38:57 PM, by BRIANNADUNN

    Wow, I am down to.. These were the words that I was addicted too. I would think that as my focus changed so would my view. It was such a difference to not worry about the scale. I was actually more energetic, my workouts were better, I continued working out even when I was tired. All of this added u... Read more

  • It's Not About Me!

    5/9/2017 3:31:27 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    An old friend who lives in another state called last night and I was touched. We have not seen eachother in many years and we maybe talk or email once or twice a year if at all. Low and behold at the very end of the conversation she came out with a request, which was the real reason she called. When... Read more

  • DH is retiring...

    5/9/2017 2:30:14 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    My husband is retiring the end of June. I'm so excited for him and for us. I hope to surprise him with a cruise that includes our kids and grandkids, but may not be able to coordinate in time. We'll see. Just as he retires I begin a very involved year planning for a convention for one organizati... Read more

  • Giving in to the process

    5/9/2017 12:28:29 PM, by HEALTHY730

    I have been in SparkPeople sporadically since 2009. I thought I could just pick and choose what to do. I thought I could control my weight. Something changed over the years and I came to rely on food for comfort in a number of situations. I am happy, but I would be lying to myself if I said am happ... Read more

  • Monday..20, 054 steps..yay two Zumba classes

    5/8/2017 11:12:07 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a good full day and my foot seems to be holding its own. Hope your Monday was good and you got to "move it, move it" Enjoy your week! 593... Read more

  • Turning a Page

    5/8/2017 4:44:40 PM, by FRANCLYN

    I am having to step back, due to all the things going on in my life, and try to see what path I'm supposed to take from here. There are no teaching jobs at my school next year. Due to me being unreliably here because of health issues, they are looking for someone else to take over my current job ... Read more

  • 23 yrs of dieting!!!

    5/8/2017 1:50:59 PM, by BRIANNADUNN

    I just realized that I have been on a diet for 23 yrs..not a lifestyle change, but a diet. I have tried so many name brand diets, some with success, most with failures. I actually don't know when I haven't been over weight. I was 12 yrs old and at 156lbs I was told I was to fat to ride horses a... Read more

  • Monday's aren't always productive

    5/8/2017 12:44:40 PM, by BRIANNADUNN

    When I went to work this morning I thought, "I am going to go workout between shifts" I get to the gym, no workout shoes again!!! No problem, I will go home and get my shoes and workout clothes (because I had last week's in my van) and workout, I left the house and went two blocks and forgot the sho... Read more

  • Great workout this morning

    5/8/2017 9:05:52 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good morning; DD called yesterday and asked if we were available to watch GK. DH was having problems with the lawn. He is not one who knows about lawns and how to take care of it. He was exhausted and upset about the lawn. He forgot to water it and it had problems. What I know is that my Dh has t... Read more

  • Actual vs. plan for yesterday

    5/8/2017 1:23:18 AM, by HEALTHY730

    Okay. + I drank 128ounces/4L of water yesterday including clear, noncaffinated teas. +I logged all my food +I came in under the maximum calorie count +shopped for filling green veggies +went to bed at a reasonable hour - I did not wake up to walk. I won the day. ... Read more

  • Saturday/Sunday Busy busy

    5/7/2017 10:18:30 PM, by TERRI289

    This weekend was jumping. Saturday included chores, the new movie Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and the Philly soul concert with the Blue Notes, the Dovells, and the Trammps in Ocean City NJ. I slept in from foot was sore from being in the boot all day. The afternoon dance eve... Read more

  • Day 3 of challenge complete

    5/7/2017 7:11:21 PM, by BRIANNADUNN

    My Mom and I and my adopted Sister are challenging each other and if we complete the challenge then we buy something for the other person that completed the challenge. This challenge ends July 4th. It consists of 8 glasses of water a day, Exercise 4x a week, eating within our set calorie ranges, a... Read more

  • I can't believe 3yrs have passed

    5/7/2017 7:03:29 PM, by BRIANNADUNN

    It has been 3 yrs since I have been on Spark much has happened in 3 yrs. My goals and lifestyle has changed so much in 3 yrs. I weigh 243lbs as of this morning but my focus isn't the scale as much as it used to be. I have weighed 243lbs for 5 months now, going from 241 to 245 almost wee... Read more

  • just sayin’ … getting rid of the cats

    5/7/2017 3:04:27 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    BAM … 1 ½ pounds kicked to the curb … 75 pounds gone FOREVER. With the doc recommended elimination protocol, I feel like I am cleaning out my system, allowing it to heal and then providing an environment for it to work to the best of its ability. As I continue to read about autoimmune iss... Read more

  • General Info - Tick Season, Lyme Disease etc

    5/7/2017 2:59:01 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Saw an article in the Parade Magazine today on ticks and Lyme Disease, so I wanted to save the links in here (trying to reduce paper clutter!). Bay Area Lyme Foundation And They have quite a few links's to info on how to remove a tick, how to prevent ticks,... Read more

  • a new week

    5/7/2017 2:46:22 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is a nice and sunny day here today. i am taking it easy and not doing too much and the same for my daughter. i made it through a week of work at my new job. i like it there. i am still working there this week. i am also going to sign up to be a volunteer with tennis canada this week. there is a t... Read more

  • Just do something!

    5/7/2017 1:12:05 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I love that feeling of being excited about working out, but I don't have it today. Today I feel like a sloth. Too often I got into the mentality that if I couldn't do a great workout, I shouldn't do one at all. I even wrote a post reminding myself that mediocre is better than nothing. Well today I s... Read more

  • Just got back from gym

    5/7/2017 9:08:25 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good morning; I am planning to work in the garden today. This weekend has been mellow. I like weekends like this. My DD had two birthday parties to go to this weekend. I remember those days. DS doing well also. But the big surprise my DH is trying hard to enjoy the weekend. I am so glad. His ... Read more

  • Relieved and Determined

    5/6/2017 2:40:00 PM, by HEALTHY730

    I made a blog post earlier and was afraid I would overeat tonight and sanatiage myself, but I didn't! I had a reasonable dinner and more water. Getting to bed at 10:30pm for 5am wake up. A good night's sleep is like good! I need it as I am determined to lose two pounds this week and get my eati... Read more

  • Relieved and Determined

    5/6/2017 2:38:54 PM, by HEALTHY730

    I made a blog post earlier and was afraid I would overeat tonight and sanatiage myself, but I didn't! I had a reasonable dinner and more water. Getting to bed at 10:30pm for 5am wake up. A good night's sleep is like good! I need it as I am determined to lose two pounds this week and get my eati... Read more


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  • Next level

    5/6/2017 11:53:24 AM, by HEALTHY730

    I am losing 2 pounds by Friday. I now realize that my problem is food. I think I'm on the right course for exercise as I have plenty of it scheduled and accountability buddies. What I really need though is to get control of my eating. I'm trying to combine too many healthy diets and eating way too... Read more