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  • Tues

    9/16/2014 12:58:11 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Tomorrow I get blood typed WEDNESDAY IS MY SURGERY SENDING LOVE LIGHT JOY LAUGHTER SENDING PRAYERS AND BLESSING TO ALL HUGZ... Read more

  • Monday....very full day

    9/15/2014 10:18:26 PM, by TERRI289

    Zumba, work, errands...managed a short nap before dinner. DWTS was interesting..go Alfonso Riberio Go Lea Thompson!! Thor helped me do situps today....ugh, by lying on top of me!! Funnier when we did the same thing when I did a yoga plank!! I may need a dog whisperer for me!! Sweet dr... Read more

  • My Mnemonic attempts

    9/15/2014 9:45:46 PM, by CTUPTON

    Bart blackened Cherry's cumbersome grandmother's melon peeler because some lame muscled retard pared the sweaty pots. or We were barely back from Cher's pukey groupy melee when some slimey muscle bound but sweet potters arrived. 12 foods I'd like to remember to eat only very rar... Read more

  • The book WILD by Cheryl Strayed

    9/15/2014 9:12:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    Thank you to a fellow sparker! You suggested this book. I am in the middle of reading it.It is a very good read. But I am such a wimp. I never would have put up with the pain this woman endured. I did a 26 mile walk once (long ago) and I did everything I could to keep from getting blisters. I even ... Read more

  • HOPING TO SAY GOODBYE TO THE 250'S

    9/15/2014 6:38:47 PM, by WIGGLEMETHIN

    I'M GOING DOWN ONE LIL POUND AT A TIME. I HOPE SOON I CAN SAY GOODBYE TO THE 250'S. I HAVE LOST 16 LIL POUNDS SO FAR AND HOPR TO KEEP ON. I AM STILL EATING HEALTHY AND WALKING EVERYDAY. I WAS HAPPY THAT LEE WALKED WITH ME 2 DAYS THIS WEEK ALSO. IT WAS NICE GOING TO THE TWO RIVERS BRIDGE AND WALKING ... Read more

  • Sandy Gap Rd 3 MILE Walk

    9/15/2014 6:30:58 PM, by WIGGLEMETHIN

    DATE,,,,,,,,GOING,,,,COMING,,,
    ,TOTAL,,,, 09/11/14....28.36.6....28.33
    .6.... 58 09/14/14....28.33.1....30.33
    .1.... 59... Read more

  • A nice surprise at the chiropractor's!

    9/15/2014 5:40:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    At the end of the session today, Dr." I" asked me to raise my arm. Low and behold, I was able to raise it pretty high! This is the arm needing a shoulder replacement in November. He has been treating me with several different electric machines and with hands on stretching and breaking of ad... Read more

  • Calling all Mnemonic lovers

    9/15/2014 4:37:24 PM, by CTUPTON

    STOP VICE helps me remember the foods I am severely sensitive to. string beans, tapioca, onions, peanuts, vanilla, and carob I have no way to remember the following foods. I am moderately sensitive to these. (not allergic just they are food sensitivities) I feel fatigued and have brain ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    9/15/2014 2:52:15 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Back to work, I finally finished all those tasks yesterday before hubby got home at 2-35pm the only thing I did not finish was the ironing, but got all the important things done.Went for my walk early as today we are going to get heavy rain I thought we were going to get nice weather as yesterday wa... Read more

  • Trying To Start Over

    9/15/2014 1:14:40 PM, by WELDER43

    Today I am trying to start over again. I only show that I have gained a couple of pounds since May but my weight has been up & down for a few months now. My husband's brother came home on May 29th & fell down in his kitchen with a heart attack. This was really an unexpected thing for us because hi... Read more

  • Working On Pacing Myself Today

    9/15/2014 1:10:34 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Today, I am working on pacing myself and spreading out my activity throughout the day. I woke up with a headache and by taking care of it right away and pacing my activities, it only lasted two hours! Yeah me!... Read more

  • Thyroid

    9/15/2014 11:42:27 AM, by JENNIFER2578

    Had blood work done and come to find out my thyroid is wayyyy off. I knew something was wrong. So they increased my dosage. I really hope this helps. I feel like I have been trying so hard but I am not seeing the results. It is depressing but I am not giving up! Tomorrow I start my new meds and I am... Read more

  • This Weeks Menu Monday

    9/15/2014 11:40:13 AM, by PLAYFULLKITTY

    Well it's been a busy busy weekend. I am thankful that I have my menu's for the week planned ahead. And here we are again, the day to plan for the week :) Monday-Date w/Mom-my night to cook Breakfast-Banana "pancakes", watermelon Lunch-Hot Wing Chicken Burgers Dinner-Cabbage Roll Cassero... Read more

  • Just another day

    9/15/2014 10:34:36 AM, by MSFROGGIE

    Signed up for the 5% Challenge. 15 pounds. Very easy goal to reach. I need to make a list of rewards, as I make each goal, how am I going to treat myself. Any ideas?... Read more

  • Boy did I learn a lesson

    9/15/2014 10:33:47 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DH had a colonoscopy and we got a bill from the hospital. I tried calling and finding how much we owed after insurance. DH did not have time to do it. Hospital would not tell me b/c it was under DH name. I paid a portion and heard nothing. We finally heard from insurance and the... Read more

  • Goals for 9/15/14

    9/15/2014 10:24:35 AM, by ALICEART2010

    1. Walk 1 hour at the local track (I ordered my lap counter so I can keep track of how many laps I have done but it hasn't come in yet). 2. Make a meal plan for the entire week so that I am eating healthy inside the house instead of ordering out or buying fast food. 3. Go grocery shoppin... Read more

  • Meal Planning for the Week! (with pictures)

    9/15/2014 9:38:18 AM, by JUDIL62

    I planned my meals yesterday, went grocery shopping, and cooked for 3 hours! Breakfasts: Homemade Granola Bars and Yogurt or Quinoa w/ apples and cinnamon Lunches: Superfood Salad ... Read more

  • PiYo Week 6 - Again!

    9/15/2014 8:54:41 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Wow! My cold completely de-railed all my workouts last week. It began in my sinuses and then moved to my chest. I know a lot of people say that you can workout if it is just in your head not your chest. however, at the beginning of the week when I was just feeling it in my sinuses the thought ... Read more

  • Day 62 and I jumped off the wagon...

    9/15/2014 7:39:13 AM, by GEORGIAGRL79

    Into a box of yummy ice cream cones. Yesterday I binged for the 1st time in over 2 months. I knew I was doing it and knew I should stop, but I didn't. I pretty much intentionally made the choice to over eat. What'd I eat? 4 skinny cow ice cream cones. They were really, really tasty. I co... Read more

  • Just rambling

    9/15/2014 7:23:24 AM, by RISINGBLUESTAR

    There is less than 2 weeks before classes start. I am not a happy camper about it either. I should be looking a little forward to my classes but the only thing I hope is that the guy who always smiles is in at least one of my classes. My sleep is all backwards and I have a little bit of pain i... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Monday, September 15, 2014

    9/15/2014 5:59:35 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    September 15, 2014 TROUBLES HUMBLE US It’s true. When we go through trials in life, we realize we need God. And when those troubles come, we usually humble ourselves before Him and ask Him for help. We sometimes wonder why we have to go through hard times but without them we wouldn’t know what ... Read more

  • SUM FUNEES

    9/15/2014 4:21:02 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    The Americans and Russians at the height of the arms race realized that if they continued in the usual manner they were going to blow up the whole world. One day they sat down and decided to settle the whole dispute with one dog fight. They'd have five years to breed the best fighting dog in the wor... Read more

  • New week

    9/15/2014 12:06:24 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Well I am having surgery Wednesday so I will be happy I really hope the pain goes away sending prayers and blessings... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, September 14, 2014

    9/14/2014 11:52:36 PM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    September 14, 2014 HUMBLY OBEY Making changes in our lives is something we tend to put off. We get into a routine and we get comfortable. Sometimes we get a little proud of what we are doing and don’t want to change. However, God calls us to humbly obey Him. To humbly obey means to know His wil... Read more

  • Sunday......a real day of rest!

    9/14/2014 8:52:30 PM, by TERRI289

    It was an awesome day...did the food shopping early, made breakfast, organized bills, went to Kohl's to use my Kohl's cash, ran into friends(always nice), came home with a new bed for Dana(she was a happy dog) and did odds and ends the rest of the day. Best part..reading a new book and getting ... Read more

  • Sunday Night

    9/14/2014 8:38:31 PM, by ALICEART2010

    Well today was good. I went to church with the hubs and today we have been cleaning and organizing the house. I have been doing dishes, laundry and cleaning. Tonight we are having pizza and tomorrow I plan to get back to my fitness routine of walking. I need to drink more water. I really only like O... Read more

  • 13206 step count.

    9/14/2014 8:20:18 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    13206 step count for last night. On track for the 10 k steps a Day fitness plan listed on my profile. 2747 steps before 7pm 13206 steps by 12 AM 5.6 mile daily step total on 09/13/2014.... Read more

  • Monday

    9/14/2014 6:32:38 PM, by JTREMBATH

    My day off today so I am doing a lot of Spring cleaning like cleaning venetian blinds washing floors and vacuum cleaning so hope to get it all finished before hubby gets home from work also some ironing and the weather is a bit better than it has been.... Read more

  • it's sunday

    9/14/2014 3:26:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new week has begun. i was able to meet up with my good friend the other night. we are meeting up again this evening. my daughter got the book she was waiting for from the library and she has already read three chapters of it. at the rate she is going, she will have it finished in just over a week.... Read more

  • Of Hornworms and Hummingbird Moths...

    9/14/2014 2:41:36 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    Hi Sparkers! I'm writing a bit more today about tomato hornworms, since Henry's Mom expressed concern that I'd gobbled a few of them down, which... I did not. Promise! YET! ha I'd like to point out that there's a difference between CONSIDERING a recipe and actually trying it. In my case, Ho... Read more

  • sciatica from bulging disc vs piriformis syndrome--oh!

    9/14/2014 9:54:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am learning! There is a difference between pain from a bulging disc in the lower back and the piriformis syndrome. Apparently, my chiropractor is treating me for the bulging disc. He wants me to bend backward while resting my hands on the kitchen counter. I poked around the internet an... Read more

  • Update 9-14-11

    9/14/2014 7:33:00 AM, by JENNYW73

    So far so good. I am staying motivated, and have lost about 10 lbs. I am eating food that I love, even trying new things. I have my nieces and nephew visiting for the weekend. Along with my step daughter we literally have a house full of kids (5 total- 1 16 yr old, and the rest under the age of 10... Read more

  • Laying Low - shoulder has been a bit out of commission

    9/14/2014 1:33:38 AM, by SPARKNB

    Apparently, I must have done something while I was sleeping, or maybe aging and jumping back right in too quickly, possibly over-doing it (no, not me!)...but my L shoulder was quite sore and my range of motion limited for the last couple of days. Actually, I found a 'rotator cuff' exercise that seem... Read more

  • Saturday

    9/13/2014 10:12:11 PM, by TERRI289

    It was rainy and cooler than usual. Still, the chores got done and we went to Lancaster PA for a family picnic. We had a great time with my FIL and his brothers and their wives and kids and grandkids. Great food, great company. Started a new book and I am ready for a nap! Good night......... Read more

  • On A Wellness Quest

    9/13/2014 8:31:33 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Today is day 56 since I first got sick. It appears that the infection may finally be gone but it took so long that my body is having trouble bouncing back. I still have fatigue, a cough and bouts of heavy sweating. My CT scan showed signs of severe inflammation and scarring from previous granulom... Read more

  • sciatica pictures

    9/13/2014 7:05:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    exercise to help ... Read more

  • Going to work harder at reaching 10% of my weight off (16lbs to go)

    9/13/2014 4:36:44 PM, by BECKYF3506

    Do you ever get just plain sick and tired of hauling around your extra pounds? I'm there right this minute, and it's giving me renewed impetus to reach my first 10% off. I've lost my first 5% off, which is good, but I don't notice much, if any, difference. I really need, for health's sake... Read more

  • Sunday

    9/13/2014 4:25:59 PM, by JTREMBATH

    It has been a terrible night it has been blowing a gale and heavy rain all night and it is still the same this morning I think I will do most of my exercises inside this morning then go and do my grocery shopping which will be more walking as well.... Read more

  • Habits of the rich vs habits of the poor

    9/13/2014 2:55:02 PM, by CTUPTON

    DividerV2 1. 70% of wealthy eat less than 300 junk food calories per day. 97% of poor people eat more than 300 junk food calories per day. 23% of wealthy gamble. 52% of poor people gamble. 2. 80% of wealthy are focused on accomplishing some single goal. Only 12% of the poor d... Read more

  • Use charcoal as a house deodorizer!

    9/13/2014 2:49:04 PM, by CTUPTON

    Note: not the self starter charcoal ! SEE LINK BELOW FOR EXACT INFO. •Simply lay a few out in a metal tray. •Sew pouches for them or use an old sock, then hang them in inconspicuous areas. •Line a basket with foil or plastic and lay the briquettes inside. •Set them out on a tray on a shelf ... Read more

  • Teff Love!

    9/13/2014 2:44:13 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    I'm always on the outlook for new healthy taste experiences. Especially those that are gluten free. Case in point, I briefly entertained the thought of making an online recipe I found for tomato hookworms, after I plucked a lovely plumb one, intent on eating my tomato plants to the ground. Fo... Read more

  • Carbs

    9/13/2014 2:41:45 PM, by ALICEART2010

    I just treated myself to the chicken and dumplings at Cracker Barrel. I also had corn, salad and a biscuit. Although I am under my calories & carbs for the day I am hoping the carbs don't set me back.... Read more

  • low carb diet working...

    9/13/2014 2:29:11 PM, by LILITHD

    So, I started a low carb diet last week. The results are good so far. I've been able to stick with it very well and eat until I am full, except for bread (which I found a low carb recipe with flax seed for), potatoes, and sugar. I've lost another 4 pounds so far and another inch off of my waist. The... Read more

  • Sciatica

    9/13/2014 11:57:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    A chiropractor is helping me. He did some tailbone/spine adjustments and gave me an exercise. I am supposed to back up to the kitchen counter with my arms on the counter. Then lean back to get the pressure off the nerves near the vertebrae. I do lots of stretching in a warm water therapy pool too. I... Read more

  • it's saturday

    9/13/2014 11:57:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am finally getting going on my day. my daughter and her grandma went to the library this morning. she loves to go to the library and encourages both of her grandparents to do the same. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it feels good to not have a specific plan in place for a change,at least for me... Read more

  • What Does 300 Calories Really Look Like?

    9/13/2014 10:44:28 AM, by TRIM180

    www.sparkpeople.com/reso
    urce/nutrition_articles.as
    p?id=1260 Sharing this article with yummy nutritious comparisons to not so healthy meals. shared this quote~~~ Your body keeps an accurate journal regardless of what you write down. ~ Unknown ~ ~~my new mantra ... Read more

  • The Weekend is Here!

    9/13/2014 10:00:09 AM, by ALICEART2010

    I am happy that the weekend is here! Hubby bought me a Starbucks coffee from the convenient store. It's loaded with sugar and calories so maybe I will just drink half or save it for later, I don't know. I am really craving my tea instead. Hope you enjoy your weekend! ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Saturday, September 13, 2014

    9/13/2014 7:27:39 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    September 13, 2014 HUMBLE THOUGHTS Our actions and words come from our thoughts. If we are constantly thinking negative, we will look negative and sound negative. If we are filling our minds with God’s word on a consistent basis, we will soon be showing love and reaching out to help others. Whe... Read more

  • Saturday

    9/12/2014 9:20:43 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Not a very nice day today with wind and rain but it is a bit humid but was lucky when I went for my walk it was not raining.... Read more

  • Changes in my Life

    9/12/2014 8:17:14 PM, by DZZSHORTSTACK

    I just realized that my most recent post was in 2012 A lot has happened to me since then, but I won't bore you with all the details. I would like to move forward to January 2014 when I was finally able to take the last step in earning my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education-which... Read more

  • Friday..tgif

    9/12/2014 8:16:21 PM, by TERRI289

    The day was mostly good. Zumba class went well, second Zumba class went well too. Lunch was healthy and the college class was good. Snacks with friends was fun after work. Evening has been quiet so far, if you ignore the puppy eating cookies that I bought as a treat for Steve and me. Ho... Read more

  • No more excuses......

    9/12/2014 4:14:11 PM, by SHAMAN29

    Welp....I have no more excuses. I can't exercise because work is getting in the way. Nope...sorry...you're on sabbatical. Get up off your butt. I can't eat right because my schedule is all messed up. Nope....sorry....you're on sabbatical. Get a routine going, buy healthy whole foods ... Read more

  • Travel funny!

    9/12/2014 2:34:01 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    As I was heading to my gate I needed to take the elevator down a flight as i was not comfortable enough in my ortho boot to use the stairs or escalator. A woman just in front of me got on and the door closed. I pressed the button after she left and surprisingly it opened right up with the woman, l... Read more

  • This Weeks Fitness Friday

    9/12/2014 1:57:35 PM, by PLAYFULLKITTY

    Well this week i'm starting to change it up a bit. I am now conquering workout 3 on the treadmill. I've also gotten back to my strength training. Along with lots of extra cleaning at the home front...yea, i'm workin it...lol. i've taken some of the strength training off the machines and doing them w... Read more

  • Tasty Tip #82: Teff Porridge with Extras

    9/12/2014 12:50:54 PM, by MZZCHIEF

    I would post a photo of this, but it looks just awful and I don't want to discourage anyone from making it based on an ugly duckling photo. This porridge can be an alternative to your daily grind, its full of Omega 3 fatty acids, and trace minerals, thanks to the seeds and teff grain it contain... Read more

  • Tired and Losing Steam, but not Giving UP

    9/12/2014 11:14:16 AM, by JUDIL62

    Negativity is creeping in.....but I will not give up! I've been having upper back pain wake me up at night and I didn't sleep well at all, so I am sure that is part of it. I will probably have some downtime after work so I am going to squeeze a little nap in there I think. I need to plan my w... Read more

  • 9/12/14 Lost A Few Pounds

    9/12/2014 10:46:42 AM, by ALICEART2010

    Hello Sparkers! I am about to enjoy some Earl Grey tea to start my morning off right. I have some super plans for today! I can't wait! P.S. I have lost a few pounds in spite of everything. (health issues) How is your day starting? ... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/12/2014 9:54:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    another week is just about complete. it is supposed to be raining quite a bit here tomorrow, so i am getting as many outdoor errands done as i can today. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. i have not made any weekend plans yet. i will see how it goes each day an... Read more

  • Celebration

    9/12/2014 9:28:54 AM, by MSFROGGIE

    My Grandangel is 4 today!! I'll be leaving to go to the west coast of FL, it's about a 2 1/2 hour drive. Phone is loaded with podcasts (makes the time go quicker). There will be cake tonight, cake at the birthday party tomorrow. I will take a small bite. I know what gluten and sugar doe... Read more

  • Celebration

    9/12/2014 9:27:29 AM, by MSFROGGIE

    My Grandangel is 4 today!! I'll be leaving to go to the west coast of FL, it's about a 2 1/2 hour drive. Phone is loaded with podcasts (makes the time go quicker). There will be cake tonight, cake at the birthday party tomorrow. I will take a small bite. I know what gluten and sugar doe... Read more

  • My goal this week

    9/12/2014 8:23:44 AM, by TAMMYRENEED

    I want to walk at least 60 minutes at least three times this week. I should be able to get this done at work so it should be able to be done. I also want to go to the gym at least three times this week to start weight bearing exercises.... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, September 12, 2014

    9/12/2014 7:06:53 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    September 12, 2014 HUMILITY REMOVES WORRY When we worry, we put the focus on us, not God. When we humble ourselves before God, He can remove our worry and show us ways to help others and share His word. Worrying does nothing but waste time that we should be spending in God’s word, helping other... Read more

  • Just for laughs!

    9/12/2014 3:40:04 AM, by GOANNA2

    When a three-year-old boy opened his birthday gift from his grandmother, he discovered a water pistol. He squealed with delight and headed for the nearest sink. His mother was not pleased. She turned to Grandma and said, "I'm surprised at you. Don't you remember how we used to drive ... Read more

  • 13406

    9/12/2014 3:37:18 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    13406 was my step count for last night. On track for the ten k steps a day plan listed on my profile. 2124 steps before 7pm 13406 steps by 12 AM 5.6 mile daily step total on 09/11/2014.... Read more

  • I wish I could develop this habit!

    9/12/2014 12:13:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    3. Do an end-of-day and end-of-week cleanup. When you’re nearing the end of each workday, take a few minutes to put everything back and think about what you’ll need first thing tomorrow. Arriving to find a clean desk makes it easy to get started on tasks without feeling overwhelmed. Similarly, ... Read more

  • Very busy Thursday

    9/11/2014 10:29:56 PM, by TERRI289

    Long day #2..Work at the college from 8-1, home to walk the dogs, then work at the tutoring center from 2-5, off to the chiropractor and then the library. Hello house at 630..aahhh, Thor puppy was in crazy form and tore apart a bag of fresh kitty litter... I hope that Destructo pu... Read more

  • Worst abdomen pain ever

    9/11/2014 9:09:45 PM, by KGWINDER

    What the heck happened to me last night? I got together to help a friend while her car was being fixed. I was more exhausted than usual, but pushed myself to get up early as she has been the very best at understanding and support during this period of my life. After picking her up we went... Read more

  • Totally forgot there was a blog section...

    9/11/2014 7:38:40 PM, by QUEENSUNSHIN3

    So I have started eating better and I have seen some really great results. I actually started two weeks ago at 277 and now I am at 271.8. My scale says that but for some reason I'm hesitant to put that number in to Spark, I guess I feel like if I wake up in a few days and have gain some water weight... Read more

  • Howdy from Me in NE Texas

    9/11/2014 6:28:27 PM, by 100LBLIGHTER

    Have you all been watching the moon? It has been beautiful this week....my Friend took this picture and I thought I would share it with y'all. WE have been red... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/11/2014 4:37:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am catching up on some reading today. the weather here yesterday was really rainy and windy. today, it is just windy and it is much cooler outside. my daughter is trying out for the cross country running team at her school, this week. she loves to run, so i encouraged her to go and try out for it.... Read more

  • Yah! Friday

    9/11/2014 2:39:57 PM, by JTREMBATH

    I am really pleased it is Friday went for my walk early this morning as it had been raining and was suppose to get heavier later so decided to go before that happened, it was quite pleasant not cold at all, now back at work and don't have to go over to the other hospital yah.... Read more

  • This Weeks Thankful Thursday

    9/11/2014 2:24:03 PM, by PLAYFULLKITTY

    As always, I have so much to be thankful for...but here are a few of the highlights of the week. Thursday-for wonderful workouts at the gym Friday-for time with my grandbabies Saturday-was my lil man's birthday party. My first born grandson is turning 3. Great time with family. I have the p... Read more

  • Day 257 - Just a note

    9/11/2014 1:01:53 PM, by KAYJ76

    Having a good week. It is almost over. I have gotten more exercise than last week. It is not good enough, but I am getting something done. Looking forward to the weekend very much! Make a great day!... Read more

  • Good Morning 9/11/14

    9/11/2014 12:22:29 PM, by ALICEART2010

    Good morning Sparkers. I am just enjoying my morning yogurt by Simple Truth Organic (Kroger Brand) Greek Nonfat Yogurt in Vanilla. It's pretty good but not as good as Greek Gods Yogurt which is my favorite in Honey flavor. What did you have for breakfast? ... Read more

  • Starting to get into the Groove of my New Lifestyle

    9/11/2014 12:14:27 PM, by SHIMMYHIP

    I am starting to changing old habits since I have been back to SP. It feels good. I know it is a lifetime of working and you never stop. It feels enormous sometimes, like I will never make it to goal. But, I give myself peptalks ALL the time. It seems to be working. If I think a negative thoug... Read more

  • DD is home now

    9/11/2014 11:56:18 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Day; Just got an update from DD. GD loves her new baby- the doll I bought for her b/c DD wanted her to have a baby to come home from the hospital. MIL is supposed to still be there helping. I had a long talk with DD. My DD is very sore b/c the baby was so big. She did not get t... Read more

  • No matter how slow you go

    9/11/2014 11:50:56 AM, by BECKYF3506

    Yup, I'm slow, but I'm going. Walk...walk...walk... Have a great Thursday, everyone!... Read more

  • Your Mind is Your Instrument....

    9/11/2014 9:23:03 AM, by JUDIL62

    Good message for today: It truly is mind over matter. I feel so good this week, I know there will be "bad" days coming, but I can get through them. Yoga last night was fantastic. I took Bailey for a 3 mile walk and my bac... Read more

  • Day One, Again!

    9/11/2014 7:53:17 AM, by MSFROGGIE

    Today is day one, again. There will probably be other day ones as well. I'm not being negative, just realistic. Life happens. Saturday is my Grandangel's 4th birthday. I will have a cupcake. Sunday will be Day one again The Holy Spirit brings messages to us, in order for us to... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, September 11, 2014

    9/11/2014 6:42:54 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    September 11, 2014 WE DON’T NEED TRAGEDY When tragedy happens, people tend to unite. But what about when there is no tragedy? When things are just normal and routine or when things are going well, what do we do? We really shouldn’t be any different when things are going good. We should always l... Read more

  • Keep your eyes on the prize (week 27 recap)

    9/11/2014 5:48:45 AM, by RED456838

    I believe we should celebrate small accomplishments and non-scale victories, as we are more than a number on the scale. Things such as: we are making healthier choices, feeling more energized and noticing our clothes are fittin... Read more

  • THursdary

    9/11/2014 12:50:07 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Thanks for yourprayers and guidence sending prayers blessings and love to all hugz enjoy your day remember it is the small things that count... Read more

  • SP The 60 second Daily Check in---OH!

    9/10/2014 11:12:48 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.sparkpeople.com/blog
    /blog.asp?post=announcing_
    the_launch_of_sparkamerica Here is the reasoning behind the streamlined START page for SPARK AMERICA. 2. The 60-Second Daily Check-In A new program we are launc... Read more

  • Same Song Title--Two Very Different Messages

    9/10/2014 10:42:53 PM, by MYSTERY4EVER

    I have downloaded on my exercise iPod Nano, "Try" by Pink. Its refrain works to do some intervals while warming up. Basically it is a pick-yourself-up-after-a-faile
    d-love song. (With some very nice instrumentation.) There is a new "Try" out by Colbie Caillat. It has a very different mess... Read more

  • Wednesday-wild and fun and tiring...

    9/10/2014 10:13:21 PM, by TERRI289

    My Zumba class went well, not perfect but fun. The students seemed to like it, and I had a few requests for the next class! The second class was good that I participated in and then it was off to work. Work was good and then it was off to get a pedicure. I happily trekked home and did some... Read more

  • YAY -It's working!

    9/10/2014 10:03:28 PM, by SPARKNB

    I just started back on Spark and tweaking my lifestyle healthier (esp exercise, but also portion sizes and mindful food choices) after US Labo(u)r Day. I already noticed some results a few days ago - around various curves, and after a couple times lifting weights, a little new bicep definition... Read more

  • Home and Discouraged

    9/10/2014 9:09:06 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    After caring for 100 year old mom for three weeks I was so pleased to leave her in much better shape than I found her. I was also pleased to have pruned and weeded her 1/3 acre of trees, shrubs, Japanese gardens, roses, etc., etc. I worked on that part 2-4 hours each day so a pretty good workout i... Read more

  • One hour a month to be prepared for emergencies. I just got this in an email

    9/10/2014 7:38:37 PM, by CTUPTON

    www.emd.wa.gov/preparedn
    ess/documents/2011_PIY_Boo
    klet.pdf ... Read more

  • Day 70 (from 90) learnig to save "Makeover" recipes

    9/10/2014 7:35:50 PM, by CTUPTON

    In the Nutrition Tracker, I just saved a recipe: Makeover: Day 1 Vegetable Soup with Beef It was an original SP recipe, but I had to eliminate 2 things and change them to veggies I was supposed to eat on Day 1. Now I can easily put that in my Nutrition tracker. T... Read more

  • Low carb recipe for soup

    9/10/2014 6:25:01 PM, by CTUPTON

    recipes.sparkpeople.com/
    recipe-detail.asp?recipe=5
    62673 I went looking for Italian Wedding Soup. I found a couple of good recipes in SP for that soup. Also I ran across the recipe I linked to. It has sausage. chris... Read more

  • Hello

    9/10/2014 3:55:32 PM, by ALICEART2010

    How are you? How is your day going? My day is going well. I just got in from walking around the little track. l stopped by the convenient store on my way home and got a QT of water and some sunflower seeds to snack on. I cooked whole wheat spaghetti and meatballs last night for dinner. I don't thin... Read more

  • Thursday

    9/10/2014 2:47:40 PM, by JTREMBATH

    I had problems with the computer this morning so was not able to complete my Spark points before I have to start work so will have to do them at home.... Read more

  • Black and White

    9/10/2014 1:12:41 PM, by JUDIL62

    Hmmm, just read a Sparkpage where the person said that she was very black and white in her thinking. It resonated with me, because what she said is true. That's why she sticks with things then falls off the cliff when she gets tired. Sounds like my behavior. I'm trying to end the cycle of yo... Read more

  • Love My Workout Buddy

    9/10/2014 12:01:25 PM, by JUDIL62

    So far this week I've been planning my day for calories and exercise up front. I enter my breakfast then put in what I brought for lunch and calculate what's for dinner. It helps me know what I can have for snacks. Yesterday I asked my hubby if he wanted to go to PF last night, knowing he wou... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    9/10/2014 11:04:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to do some errands for me. i was not expecting to see my good friend until this weekend. i got to see him yesterday for a few hours. he is still finalizing his trip plans. i am following up with those places i got in touch with in regard to the women's program i want to get into, today. i appl... Read more

  • PiYo ----not Week 6 yet!

    9/10/2014 9:01:48 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Unfortunately this sinus cold is really getting the best of me. I have been pushing myself to come to work because I teach Tuesday and Wednesday nights. It's really tough pushing myself just to get through the work day. My head is killing me. This morning I started to get dizzy spells. I seem to ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    9/10/2014 7:31:16 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    September 10, 2014 DO GREAT THINGS When we humble ourselves before God, He will use us to do great things. When we humble ourselves daily before God, we will be able to help others in both small and big ways. Humility before God means we are giving our lives to Him to use so His perfect plan fo... Read more

  • This Weeks Wednesday Weigh In

    9/10/2014 7:29:22 AM, by PLAYFULLKITTY

    And I think the plateau is broke. 3 more pounds gone gone gone :) I was a little worried... oh the joys of being a woman and hormones...but i also knew i stuck to my whole30 and calories...but i haven't been working out as much....so i was kinda worried...but i must be doing something right :) I thi... Read more

  • Trying Again

    9/10/2014 3:36:45 AM, by FINALLYFREE1

    Ok so I am back trying to lose at least 10 pounds. It doesnt sound like much but to me, it may as well be 100 lbs. I just seem to sabotage myself when ever I see the weight starting to drop off, I start to overeat again. Or I eat the things that I shouldn't be eating and gain all the weight back. ... Read more

  • HuTryin

    9/10/2014 12:32:12 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    g to find someone to trust enough to speak too when police laugh any ideas let me know sending prayers and blessings and hugz... Read more