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  • The 5 Pound Drop Day 12 - Weigh In Day

    2/25/2018 9:46:40 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I started the 5 pound drop challenge on Feb 14th and decided I would try to lose the 5#s in 30 days. So far I'm down a little more than 2#s. And this morning's weigh in showed now change in the scale. Last week I stayed within my ranges but I feel like I ate a lot of "non-diet" food so I guess it... Read more

  • Wanting chocolate

    2/24/2018 7:32:20 PM, by TERRIFICLYFIT

    Hungry AND stressed, so trying my best to stay away from the chocolate I have stashed in the pantry! 😱👿😱 I let go a student today. I had been getting uncomfortable with him for a couple months for several reasons that I couldn't exactly pinpoint because taken separately they're nothing but put ... Read more

  • The 5 Pound Drop - Day 11

    2/24/2018 9:16:32 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    It's Saturday and that means the weekend is finally here! It's been a crazy week so this weekend is going to be an Out Breath for me. Lots of potential changes happening at work but I won't let that determine my plans. I have to eat anyway so I'll keep on making healthy, delicious, good for me ch... Read more

  • Week 1 almost complete..

    2/23/2018 5:52:43 PM, by PRINCEZACLAUDIA

    I am 10 mins away from heading out of work and it is raining and gloomy outside, perfect weather to sit on the couch and watch tv right? well you know the saying summer bodies are made in the winter so I have been constantly telling myself that I must go that I want to be thinner, healthier, more co... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/23/2018 10:37:35 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! i get to meet up with a few of my friends on sunday and i am really looking forward to it. i have not seen them for quite a while. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i will provide health updates as soon as i have them. have a fantastic day and a grea... Read more

  • The 5 Pound Drop - Day 10

    2/23/2018 7:37:56 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    My brain is so scattered. We had a faculty meeting yesterday afternoon and after having time to process all that was said I have a flurry of mixed emotions - most of them not good. I went over my calories yesterday, not because of what was said in the meeting but because I felt like I needed a tr... Read more

  • head bumping in cats...who woulda thunk it!

    2/22/2018 11:52:48 PM, by CTUPTON
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  • Trying to be mindful is hard work

    2/22/2018 10:04:38 PM, by TERRI289

    Post surgery check up was good. Now If I could just not bump into things or touch my eyelid while wiping up errant drops. Sheesh..guess it is good practice to slow down...not my speed..ha ha At least I have been slowly decluttering. That makes me feel good. It is nice to have time to thin... Read more

  • I Can Only Rescue Myself

    2/22/2018 9:30:36 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    There are endless ways to take care of myself, but I am slowly accepting I cannot rescue anyone else. I don't have the energy or stamina to be a superhero. I am figuring out boundaries with my parents and learning that I cannot rescue them from aging and the issues they face. I suspect my mom is str... Read more

  • Warning! Venting....

    2/22/2018 3:25:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    Not fair! I had 3 great things planned for today and all 3 fell through! water aerobics writing club meeting haircut with a very special hair dresser Insurance people called me even before I was out of bed. That led to many phone calls! Not good news all 'round. ... Read more

  • what a difference a good night sleep makes

    2/22/2018 10:52:09 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    good Morning; I have been experiencing severe tooth pain for about 3 weeks after a dental procedure for a cavity.. I had lost confidence in my dentist. I had never experienced pain like this in years. My dentist assured me when the permanent crown goes on your tooth will calm down. I went to th... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/22/2018 10:34:00 AM, by MOMMY445

    a much cooler day here today. my daughter and i dressed warmly before heading out this morning. after getting some much needed errands done the other day, i am taking it easy today. i am getting some of my energy and strength back and it feels great! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific... Read more

  • The 5 Pound Drop - Day 9 - Mid Week Weigh In

    2/22/2018 7:38:59 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    My weigh in day is usually Sunday. Probably not the best day to weigh in because of the weekend but that's the day that WW chose for me so I've stuck with it. Thursdays have always been hectic because of teaching school and faculty meetings and just a busy schedule in general, so I take that day as... Read more

  • Saxenda Update

    2/21/2018 11:32:36 PM, by SASSYBLONDE69

    So I got a call from my Saxenda Care advisor today. How weird is it that I needed to confirm that I could skip my snacks if I wasn't hungry? I should just learn to trust myself. Eat when I'm hungry, and don't eat when I'm not. Today I took hubby to a craft brewery to pick up some beer. We went to... Read more

  • Post surgery

    2/21/2018 10:48:24 PM, by TERRI289

    Cataract surgery went well(everyone there was great). Eye feels pretty good. Tomorrow is the eye check up...thanks for all the well wishes. Trying to not be restless, at least my body is getting some extra rest. And, yes, I miss Zumba.... 20 ... Read more

  • Food tracking

    2/21/2018 10:46:42 PM, by TERRIFICLYFIT

    Boy, I'm grateful to be tracking my food again. I didn't fully realize, like most people don't, how many calories I'd been eating, especially how many sweets. We have these chocolate orange and chocolate cherry sticks that I'm just in love with. I can control eating just about everything else excep... Read more

  • Motivated

    2/21/2018 10:39:34 PM, by CONNIEKACZ1

    Gym...5 days per week for 2 times a week for sanity.... Read more

  • Five minute cake in a mug

    2/21/2018 7:44:15 PM, by PAIGE2017

    I usually grab a quick desert after dinner but the hubs wanted me to make brownies tonight. I DID NOT want a pan of brownies tempting us for the next few days so I browsed Spark recipes and found this 5 minute cake in a cup. It's pretty easy and definitely hit the spot. I highly recommend!... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/21/2018 11:02:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have yet to go for the x-ray and ultrasound tests because i came down with what feels like the flu. this is the first time i have been out of the house since last friday. i am finally feeling well enough to be outdoors and to run some errands. once i am feeling even more better, i will go for thos... Read more

  • had a bad night -

    2/21/2018 8:31:51 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    good Morning; I am going to the dentist this morning to work on a crown. I could not sleep last night for a few reasons- my anxiety - the appointment is going to be rough, son and DIL going at it again- anxiety from in-laws health issues. Weather is getting bad again up there. We did find a food s... Read more

  • The 5 Pound Drop - Day 8

    2/21/2018 7:36:11 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    So far so good. I've been staying within all my ranges of calories, carbs and fats. It's gives me such a good feeling to look at my pie chart at the end of the day and see that. Success can be measured in many ways and seeing that nutrition report and pie chart make me feel super successful. I w... Read more

  • Trekking my way to my surgery

    2/20/2018 11:05:57 PM, by TERRI289

    Hi,hope everyone is holding up with all the craziness in the world these days. I lost a good friend, former student suddenly last Thursday. It was very sad and sudden and her family is one of my chosen families. We miss her very much. Tomorrow I have cataract surgery, if you have any advice, pl... Read more

  • Lifting the veil

    2/20/2018 7:53:22 PM, by TERRIFICLYFIT

    Over the past couple three days, I've turned a corner mentally. I've been working on a mental block both by myself and now in therapy. I am getting back in touch with thinking of myself as an active, healthy person. It's been so many years that I've been in sick mode, and that's ok, it was needed... Read more

  • Obligations

    2/20/2018 8:53:23 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DH's elderly parents are having a problems. We are planning a trip up there. Just going there is so complicated - we have to get a rental car, hotel and drive over 2 hours to their small town. Family wants to go out to eat and there is only sandwich places and pizza places. I got ... Read more

  • The 5 Pound Drop - Day 7 What I've learned this week

    2/20/2018 7:40:42 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    Today will complete my first week back to SparkPeople in a long, long time. I've been using WW and with the new program I just haven't been feeling it. The closer I got to my goal the more my weight would bounce up and down. So I felt like I needed a change so I came back to SP. In the past week ... Read more

  • Living here is way different than living in our own home!

    2/19/2018 7:53:09 PM, by CTUPTON

    110 apartments. So almost 150 residents. We eat meals mostly in a big dining room. Young waters and waitresses serve us. Four residents to a table. Tonight I sat with a woman most people don't like. I realized she zeros in on the negative aspect to each person's behavior. I focus on the p... Read more

  • Crisis..Danger + Opportunity =Building Resilience and/or CHANGE

    2/19/2018 1:26:04 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I read somewhere Chinese (not sure what form) uses 2 symbols to indicate the word "crisis"-one symbol means "danger", the other "opportunity". How fitting and insightful. As I deal with more crises lately, I certainly easily understand the danger part. Anxiety flows through my body like poi... Read more

  • Ready to shed my past self

    2/19/2018 12:29:52 PM, by TERRIFICLYFIT

    Gosh, I had forgotten all about this weight loss blog and all the photos I had in this album. Wow! It's inspirational to see the badges I won on my last weight loss journey nearly 10 years ago. I managed to keep off the weight for several years while living in Mexico and Peru. In early 2015, I wa... Read more

  • Week 7

    2/19/2018 10:06:02 AM, by PAIGE2017

    Well this week was all about recovery from the nasty stomach bug I had last week. I did not loose any weight this weekend but I'm ok with that. We went camping and hiking which was very refreshing. I even earned a new fitbit badge for going up 10 flights of stairs while hiking. The only downside... Read more

  • The 5 Pound Drop- Day 6

    2/19/2018 9:37:58 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    This is the last day of my 4 day weekend. I've spent it doing lots of NOTHING. The longest out breath I've had this school year. I've been exploring the Spark People website, getting reacquainted with all the features. I've searched recipes and added to my recipe box and also found that you can ... Read more

  • On making your weight loss dream a reality

    2/19/2018 3:05:49 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Those who join SparkPeople usually do so because they dream of obtaining a healthy weight. Often it has been years of unhealthy living that caused their problems and just like my case, the problems crept up so slowly. I didn’t recognize I was in an unhealthy state until a doctor pointed out to me ... Read more

  • 2018 Not so good so far.

    2/18/2018 8:13:37 PM, by MRSLAURALEE

    This year started out with my Mom in the hospital. 282 I went to Arizona on Jan 11 to see her and my Dad. On Jan 15 she came home, doing better. On Jan 23, after her bath she had another stroke and became comatose. On my Birthday, Jan 25 her oldest granddaughter and her 2 little ones arrived.... Read more

  • So sore. Winning?

    2/18/2018 7:52:27 PM, by SKINNYPANDA2015

    Hey y’all. Short update blog, mainly because someone, you know who you are, reminded me that it’s been a while since I blogged. Ok, so, Year of Mommy has been full of: wine, food, and lots of running! Winning-ish? I didn’t drink tonight or last night (also winning-ish?) so I’ll do a weigh in to... Read more

  • just sayin’ … the slippery slope

    2/18/2018 7:29:28 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    I had a tough but successful week. -We left St Louis and Texas behind with our beloved out of state kids. -Had a fight with mom. -Over ate and ate crap. -My tummy got revenge. -I got 3 … no 4 fever blisters. +Made an impression on mom about my new way of eating … she gave me... Read more

  • The 5 Pound Drop - Day 5 Weigh in Day

    2/18/2018 4:00:32 PM, by KIMBERAKA

    Usually I dread weigh in day. I actually weigh in twice a week. It makes me more accountable when I check in in the middle of the week. But Sunday is my official weigh in day. I was feeling pretty good about the week I had. Even though I've been eating out a lot. Celebrated Valentine's day wit... Read more

  • Help me make 3rd Sundays special days of prayer for America

    2/18/2018 3:24:14 PM, by OLDEROWL

    There is too much evil in the news, but that is not the real America. We Americans need to change the focus on bad news to a focus on good news and I have a plan for that. PS there will always be evil on any given day but on the third Sunday of every month we should call out to all the news channels... Read more

  • what a bummer!

    2/18/2018 12:15:09 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    good Morning; doing good food, exercise and spirit. I got on scale this morning and gained 2 pounds. My scale said it needed new batteries. I reweighed myself and gained 2 lbs. I thought I could overeat over this disappointment, but I did decide to distract myself with doing a puzzle. I did hav... Read more

  • Note to self -how to get my taxes done in a timely fashion

    2/18/2018 10:20:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    First find a flat place to work. I used to use a folding table. But since we moved the only one I moved with is in use for hubby's meals, etc. I think I can clear off a section of the kitchen counter facing the living room. 15 minutes Get out the stacking trays that organize the year's r... Read more

  • Thank you all for your wonderful support!

    2/18/2018 10:19:32 AM, by CTUPTON

    220 247 212 chris... Read more

  • Help me make 3rd Sundays A Special Day of Prayer for America

    2/18/2018 2:41:54 AM, by OLDEROWL

    There is too much evil in the news, but that is not the real America. We Americans need to change the focus on bad news to a focus on good news and I have a plan for that. PS there will always be evil on any given day but on the third Sunday of every month we should call out to all the news channel... Read more

  • Things were going OK, then...

    2/17/2018 11:52:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    Hubby now has a broken leg and an open bed sore. Getting help has been impossible! 234 His wheelchair needs a new cushion. It is almost 5 yrs old and the cushion is as hard as cement. Although our aides care for him diligently he finally has an open bedsore. I am sure it is from the cushion ha... Read more

  • The 5 Pound Drop - Day 4

    2/17/2018 10:10:38 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    We went out with friends last night. I had over 1,000 calories left but I'm pretty sure I blew those. We ate at one of our favorite places - a Mexican seafood restaurant. I ate guacamole (probably too much) and shrimp that were cooked in a spicy sauce. It was all heavenly. So this morning I de... Read more

  • 2/17/18 - Back to tracking & posting

    2/17/2018 8:33:13 AM, by MAUITN

    Back to tracking and posting 2/16/18 – 143.6 (down .4) B – Coffee, 1 sm red potato, ½ tomato, 1 navel orange L – Baked Sweet Potato fries, vegan no oil gravy, peas S - Sonnenblumenbrot Sunflower bread, hummus D – Spaghetti, tomato sauce, flax, nut. yeast, salad (spinach, cucumber, mush... Read more

  • Light can Shine Even in a Void

    2/16/2018 8:12:03 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    An interesting fact about light is that it can travel in a a complete void, whereas sound needs a medium in the form of solid, liquid or gas to exist. I'd like to think this bit of physics is some sort of metaphor or message to us all that there can always be light even during the moment... Read more

  • Reversing Type 2 diabetes starts with ignoring the guidelines | Sarah Hallberg | TEDxPurdu

    2/16/2018 2:11:42 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Fascinating! I have a cousin that now works for Virta and he was trying to get me to sign up - but then it turns out they were not set up yet to practice in Kansas. 3 Reasons It’s Harder For People With Type 2 Diabetes To Lose ... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/16/2018 1:49:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am taking it easy today. for the first time in a few days, it is actually cool weather here today. sunny and windy,too. now i feel like i may be coming down with a cold. i am drinking plenty of fluids, getting lots of rest and not doing too much. i did have a few errands to run this morning and th... Read more

  • Instructive

    2/16/2018 9:08:27 AM, by BERCRYS

    This week is drawing to a close and I'm glad because ugh, it's been tough. My dad got out of his surgery just fine yesterday, and this morning he's driving everyone crazy barking orders. Sometimes his military background really shows. He's never up this early, but he spent the night downstairs ... Read more

  • The 5 Pound Drop - Day 3

    2/16/2018 8:32:18 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    Today is the beginning of my 4 day weekend. I'm going to start it off with a new haircut. Something really short in anticipation of Spring. Yesterday it was 80 degrees, cloudy and windy. Kind of scary because that is tornado conditions. But a cold front blew in last night and it's back to norma... Read more

  • update

    2/15/2018 1:59:30 PM, by MOMMY445

    i saw the doctor today. i have to go for two more x-rays and one more ultrasound. the x-rays are for my left hip area and my lower back. the ultrasound is for my left hip area. the doctor told me that if these test results come back okay that i will have to go to see a specialist. i am willing to do... Read more

  • just sayin’ … did ya feel the love???

    2/15/2018 1:02:03 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    Yesterday was kinda a bummer of a day. I am a real Valentine … born one, maiden name is … yep, Valentine. Hubby gave me tons of dark chocolate the day before and I felt obligated to eat … most of it. Yesterday my tummy hated me … fiercely. All the unclean foods eaten, eating past the poin... Read more

  • Bread Machine

    2/15/2018 11:21:33 AM, by PAIGE2017

    When I was growing up I remember my dad and step mom making bread in the bread machine. It was always so good for toast...YUM! I finally broke down and the hubs and I decided to get a bread machine. We researched and finally decided on a new Cuisinart because it had a square pan instead of a roun... Read more

  • Emotionally Exhausted

    2/15/2018 9:18:32 AM, by BERCRYS

    Ugh, it's too depressing to write about. It's been a rough couple of days, and all I want to do is sleep. The height of my ambition today is taking a walk, later, but we'll see how that goes. First my dad has to get though his surgery ok, please wish him luck.... Read more

  • The 5 Pound Drop - Day 2

    2/15/2018 7:38:31 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    This week has been challenging and the scale showed it this morning. Up 2 pounds which means I should change the title to The 7 pound Drop. Anyway, new starting point, not that I haven't been here before. This journey is not a straight line, more like a roller coaster with plenty of ups and downs... Read more

  • just sayin’ … look and you will see

    2/14/2018 10:46:16 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    Well, our two month family seeing vacation is over and I “found” more pounds. I got to hug and kiss on DD, oldest DS and g-kids that are out of state … and mom. Oldest DS and I had a conversation and then I think he had a come to Jesus meeting with mom … if she wanted to see us, she ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/14/2018 11:57:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great dinner out last night and i was able to meet up with my good friend.too! my daughter says hi and happy valentine's day! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am finally starting to feel a bit better with my left leg. i will find out later this week what the doctor has to say about it an... Read more

  • Trying to figure out my start stop start stop. Why do I do this and how can I stop?

    2/14/2018 8:48:32 AM, by MICHIGANHIKER

    Feeling a little frustrated today. I tend to start eating within calorie range for about a week or so. I'm usually carrying around about 10 pounds of extra water weight and all of that comes off in that first week. But, then somehow, I feel like I can just eat sugar and I totally go off the ... Read more

  • The 5 Pound Drop

    2/14/2018 8:23:57 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I've been a WW for a long time. Since June 2016. In that time I've lost 40#s. Bounced up and down. I've left and come back a couple times. But I've decided that I'm going to track with Spark People for 30 days to see if I can drop this last 5#s. So check back with me weekly (probably daily, I... Read more

  • Just for laughs DON'T MESS WITH SENIORS

    2/14/2018 7:51:03 AM, by GOANNA2

    We went to breakfast at a restaurant where the ‘Seniors Special’ was “two eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast for $2.95.” ‘Sounds good,’ my wife said, ‘But I don’t want the eggs.’ ‘Then, I’ll have to charge you $3.50 because you’re ordering a la carte,’ the waitress warned her. ‘You me... Read more

  • Early happy Valentine's Day

    2/13/2018 11:44:39 PM, by TERRI289

    Happy Valentine's Day!!!... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/13/2018 1:10:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    i decided to treat myself to dinner tonight. it has been a really long time since i have had dinner out. my daughter will be having dinner at her friend's place and then they have homework to do. i will most likely go to swiss chalet. i like to go there every once in a while. i have already figured ... Read more

  • Well at least I'm exercising!

    2/13/2018 10:43:03 AM, by BERCRYS

    Yesterday was hard because my niece's 11 year old Golden Retriever is dying, right in front of me. He has a vet appointment tomorrow, and I'm pretty sure that he'll be put to sleep after that. It would be a hard and sad thing anyway, but my niece got the dog because she has severe brain damage, an... Read more

  • Your brain literally starts EATING itself....

    2/12/2018 4:08:28 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    HOW?? 2 While browsing around on Facebook, I just saw this interesting and somewhat shocking video about the brain and how it suffers from lack of sleelp (this after admittedly only about 4-5 hours of sleep last night!). I know many are not on Facebook, and that's okay with me. I wa... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/12/2018 11:12:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    i go to see the movie jumanji the other day and i really enjoyed it. i have an appointment with my own doctor for later this week. i will finally get to find out what is causing the soreness and pain that i still get in my left leg. my daughter is looking forward to march break and then her birthday... Read more

  • Time for another Rant! :)

    2/12/2018 11:08:17 AM, by ECLIPSED

    Winter is never an easy time for me. I hate being cooped up in the house, yet absolutely hate to go out in the cold and snow. What a dilemma :) So, it's almost midway through the shortest month of the year and the snow decided to sneak in last night when nobody was looking. They said we may get a co... Read more

  • Week 6

    2/12/2018 9:09:00 AM, by PAIGE2017

    Well week 6 was pretty much spent in bed, on the toilet or the couch watching tv. I've had some major stomach issues. I thought at first that it was just a stomach bug but now that I'm on day 7 of not being able to eat more than oatmeal or toast or I'm starting to wonder if it may be something els... Read more

  • Feeling wonderful just got back from gym

    2/12/2018 9:02:55 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good morning; Found out what was bothering my friend. It is a family member who is drinking too much. She raised her brother b/c her mother and father both worked to make ends meet. She feels very responsible for this brother. He has gone to AA meetings, but she says it is way to early to te... Read more

  • Sunday, Feb 11

    2/11/2018 10:46:15 PM, by TERRI289

    Not much is happening. My knee still is an issue and I am getting ready for cataract surgery in 10 days.Trying to get ready is tricky making sure the bills are paid the house is somewhat organized.and I have a plan to occupy my time since I am not allowed to exercise for at least 10 days Yeste... Read more

  • These Challenges will make the Good Things in Life More Joyous

    2/11/2018 11:30:45 AM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I am facing some new challenges recently with the whole sandwich generation thing that are beyond what I have dealt with until now. Oh and praying we just have a cold running through our house and not the flu. Within the past two days I have felt like I had the wind knocked out of me, but like that ... Read more

  • I lost all the weight from my week of irresponsible eating plus a pound

    2/11/2018 9:15:25 AM, by BERCRYS

    I'm at 196 now, which is great because I started out at 219 back on the 8th of January. That's a lot of weight to lose in a few days over a month! I needed to move around more, as much as I needed to do anything. Well, ok, I needed to stop eating too much, too. February has been much more cha... Read more

  • just sayin’ … tears and more tears

    2/10/2018 9:41:00 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    Well, Sparklers … I had to get caught up on allll my reading once again. Much like staying on track … if you don’t tend to it daily, things get out of hand. We successfully surprised my mom for her 80th birthday … in fact we made her cry. This never, ever happens. But I successfully made ... Read more

  • So I'm Not The Only One

    2/10/2018 10:05:08 AM, by BERCRYS

    Yesterday my sister and I went grocery shopping with my mom. My sister is dieting with me, because she's prediabetic and she has high blood pressure, and it's nice to have a dieting buddy, even though she does it differently than I do. She doesn't quite have as much experience! She was skinny lo... Read more

  • A camera man was at our water aerobics class! Oh no!

    2/10/2018 4:13:34 AM, by CTUPTON

    272 237 I think he tricked us. 40 He set up the video camera but walked away. Then he did some lighting measurements and other things. After those activities he never did look into the video camera ! He just packed it up and left! I have a feeling it was running for awhile. I think the checki... Read more

  • Puzzled?

    2/10/2018 4:04:27 AM, by DJ4HEALTH

    I have a facebook page and this man contacted me and added me and I did add him, But he went under a different name and now he has another name that he goes by. The third time he messaged me, he said " Hi 26 . Yes that is how he messaged me and I don't know him. I did not respond and the next time ... Read more

  • 6 month Dermatologist visit.

    2/10/2018 4:02:31 AM, by CTUPTON

    Not a bad appointment. Second surgery on my lip is healed. That spot came back. Yuk! He froze a few spots on my face. Yuk. But he froze a wart under my chin which the old dermatologist would not touch. that guy said it would need surgery and insurance would not pay because it is cosmetic surger... Read more

  • To slow down our cat's eating!

    2/10/2018 3:40:41 AM, by CTUPTON

    Our cat, Cujo, wants food all the time (like me!). To slow down his eating, I got this thing. His paws are a little big for it. He can't use the round clear things at all. Darn. And he had to learn to put his paws in a certain way between the pegs and rows. I have not tried the ... Read more

  • It has been snowing for days and days!

    2/10/2018 3:15:48 AM, by CTUPTON

    But the snow is light and fluffy and not too much wind. And many days it gets warm and actually melts the snow so it mostly disappears! We are on the 2nd floor. We have a nice view of a grassy hill and a row of evergreen trees. Those trees look like a Christmas card right now! 446 but no ... Read more

  • Don't stop--I do like this song.

    2/9/2018 3:10:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    [Verse 1] Get up on the dance floor, everything is grooving Get up on the dance floor, got to see you moving Let the music shake you, let the rhythm take you Feel it in your body, sing la dee da dee [Chorus] Don't stop doing what you're doing baby Don't stop, keep moving, keep groov... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/9/2018 11:57:55 AM, by MOMMY445

    it will be snowing here every day for the next few days. that is fine with me and with my daughter. i am already starting to look at activities to do with her on march break. for family day, which will be on february 19th here in ontario,canada, we have not yet decided on what to do that day. perhap... Read more

  • Good News and Bad News

    2/9/2018 9:11:41 AM, by BERCRYS

    The good thing is that I stepped on a scale a few days early because I needed some extra motivation, and I was super pleased with the result. Dancing in the living room for about an hour most days really does help take off the pounds! I have to keep it up. More good news is that even though I w... Read more

  • depression can hit the most together person

    2/9/2018 8:40:58 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; My BF lives in Scotland. I have known her since I was in my 20's. We traveled to India together and other places. I met her where I was working in Germany. I hear from her about 3 x a week and this friend is the most together person I know. I have always admired her. I lost conta... Read more

  • Earthen pots and eliminating diabetes???

    2/8/2018 10:02:41 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    OH boy... I don't even how what I was looking for online when I found this "earthen yogurt maker." Oh, I remember now, elsewhere on the Spark, earlier today, I was responding to a Spark article about something or another - oh I remember now, the Jenny Craig article... I went looking for the br... Read more

  • Somebody really should decide what's for dinner

    2/8/2018 11:58:33 AM, by BERCRYS

    So my mom and my sister are in a standoff over supper. First they both refused to say what they wanted, then they shot down each other's suggestions. Since I don't have much say in dinner, I usually find out what we're having in advance and then plan the rest of my meals around what else I need.... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/8/2018 10:46:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    i will get to see my own doctor next week. then i can get some more specific results as to what is causing my leg to still hurt and be sore. in the meantime, i am taking good care of myself and i am eating a variety of tasty,filling foods. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have ... Read more

  • self-awareness

    2/8/2018 2:14:14 AM, by SASSYBLONDE69

    I was actually going to go buy jeans because none of mine fit. 7 pairs of jeans, some worn only a couple of times! I sorted them according to size, and I'm actually looking forward into getting back into them. The best thing in my life right now is that I've gotten my belief in myself back... Read more

  • Goodbye Mom?

    2/7/2018 7:59:26 PM, by MRSLAURALEE

    My Mom is "That Mom". The Mom everyone liked. Ever since I can remember, I knew I was going to be there for my mom when her time came. It was, like, "my job". At 7:41 am January 26, 2018 my mom took her final breath and her heart stopped beating. Now, I am feeling like something is w... Read more

  • Give yourself a pat on the back!

    2/7/2018 3:42:12 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • So much better today!

    2/7/2018 11:10:21 AM, by BERCRYS

    I had a little asthma trouble this morning, but coffee fixed it well enough that I could spend some time dancing. Which is another good excuse to drink coffee: not only does it help my (inherited) bum liver, it helps my (also inherited) underachiever lungs. I woke up glad I didn't totally blow the ... Read more

  • Starting over - again!

    2/7/2018 1:20:06 AM, by SASSYBLONDE69

    So I'm starting over, again. Tomorrow will be day 7 of my first week on Saxenda. I can't wait to weight myself. I can't wait to get my package in the mail from the dietician. I can wait to be my best version of myself! It's going to be forever, so slow and steady. The rheumatologist say... Read more

  • Foiled by asthma and a headache

    2/6/2018 3:21:33 PM, by BERCRYS

    The rest of the day I'm taking it easy because my head hurts and I've had trouble with asthma last night and today. I did get 14 minutes of exercise, but that was the maximum I could do with my lungs deciding to take a vacation. I'm still following my food plan, because there's nothing too complic... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/6/2018 1:25:07 PM, by MOMMY445

    i did get to see the doctor yesterday. the latest ultrasound showed no problems. the doctor did not have much advice to offer me, other than what i can do if the pain in my leg gets worse or i am not feeling any better. the plus was that i got a copy of my ultrasound report. that was the first time ... Read more

  • Just noticed that CAR3 is on NETFLIX

    2/6/2018 9:25:43 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning - got back from Y after walking 2 miles on treadmill. The Y is just wonderful for both DH and me. DH is in a better mood. Even though we are experiencing stress from his mom's health issues, I see a change in DH happier. We discussed staying in the present. DH has a group of friend... Read more

  • You are Like an Olympic Athlete! You will RISE!!

    2/5/2018 4:52:08 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    Yes, even if you have 2 left feet like me, you are like an Olympic athlete...well sort of. We will all forever be facing new challenges, some of them daunting. We can chose to take care of our bodies in such a way that we can fuel the fighter and winner within. We can also nourish ourselves enough ... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days (2018) Days 23 -36

    2/5/2018 3:50:56 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    100 days of exercise! I can do this!311 576 Week 1 Day 1 - 1/1 - yoga; 3410 steps Day 2 - yoga; 7564 steps Day 3 - yoga; 30-30-30 squats, (modified push ups and crunches); 7605 steps Day 4 - yoga; 30-30-30; steps 8404 Day 5 - yoga; steps 7663 Day 6 - steps 7582 D... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/5/2018 3:13:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    i just got back a while ago from seeing the doctor. the last test results came back clear. there are no signs of any clots or other problems in my leg. the doctor gave me a copy of the most recent ultrasound results. if my sore leg does not feel better anytime soon, she recommended i go to the emerg... Read more

  • New week, new determination

    2/5/2018 1:11:40 PM, by BERCRYS

    My sister asked me to step on the scale today, after she did, and I didn't want to because last week didn't go well for me, foodwise. I gained six pounds! I'm not shocked, just kind of disappointed in myself. Today I'm trying to figure out what to do when I feel hungry, instead of eating everythi... Read more

  • Week 5

    2/5/2018 9:28:53 AM, by PAIGE2017

    I feel like last week went pretty well...I'm down another pound for a total of 9 for the year. I was able to accomplish all the goals that I set for myself last week by drinking much more water and eating out only 2 times over the weekend. I was able to finally clean shower which ended up counting... Read more

  • Just came back from the gym- DH says the Y is the best decision we made

    2/5/2018 9:10:51 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; TG - I have been struggling with DH to get him back to exercise and eating well. He has gained ten pounds and now realizes that he has to exercise to get them off. He has been eating pretzels and nuts from the snack area at work. I remember before I retired that the snacks at work we... Read more

  • Why diets backfire (Article published in today's Sunday paper)

    2/5/2018 12:56:23 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Why diets backfire: A year or more after weight loss, the desire to eat grows stronger By Melissa Healy - LA Times
    ws/s-2045945-p2 Ends with a "good news bad news" summary that does not seem wildly encouraging to me.... Read more

  • Winter Olympics 2018 South Korea - workout music

    2/4/2018 9:48:44 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Instead of paying rapt attention to the Stupor Bowl, I am rebounding and getting my #WinterOlympics2018 inspirational workout music going on #Spotify (user msdrpepper )
    i=KqzN1HTUTnaFEbaiDQlcBw 549 Not every one watches ... Read more

  • Failure is good ... Listen to Will Smith explain ...

    2/3/2018 11:29:31 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I'm trying to find the captioned version I saw on Facebook, but here is one version on YouTube: (Later) here is an even better version, more inspirational graphics and nicely captioned (at least for USA) Read more