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  • Blog #46 (Month 1) Fitbit stats for month of Sept

    9/5/2015 7:57:07 AM, by SWEETBABYGIRL5

    Well I wanted to post a blog as I have not posted in the last 2 days :D Things have been ok. Still keeping busy at work. Things have been picking up at the resteraunt :D So thats good. Here is my fitbit stats for Sept 4th: Steps: 5747 Miles: 1.09 Mins:27 Heres my fitbit stat... Read more

  • Saturday

    9/4/2015 11:56:25 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Having a very sad and hard day send out light love joy and happiness hugs... Read more

  • Friday

    9/4/2015 11:13:48 PM, by TERRI289

    Woo hoo!! The weekend begins Zumba Gold went well and Zumba class was ok. The sub taught a few songs. Her choreography is tough on my knees. Met up with a friend at the hair salon and as a bonus, got a flat ironing from one of the stylists. I did it myself but she made it look better! ... Read more

  • Saturday

    9/4/2015 10:31:16 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Got all my house work done this morning so thought I had a great walk then did all the cleaning to add to my exercise.... Read more

  • Beck-chart to prioritize my activities

    9/4/2015 5:59:43 PM, by CTUPTON

    Well- mostly I have "Essential Activities" There is not much time left for Highly Desirable and even less time for Desirable. 24 Daily Essential Activities of a Caregiver for 2 family members-(used to be one, but just became 2) AM Feed the cat Wed garbage day Fill Chris’ med bo... Read more

  • Redefine Your Possible

    9/4/2015 3:43:41 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    It's amazing how much this last few months of surgeries and procedures has taken out of me, yet I strive to redefine my possible every single day. As you know, I've had 4 doses of anesthesia and I think I still am foggy for some reason, had the shoulder, knee, colon and colon bleed all fixed. That... Read more

  • Finding New Food Ideas

    9/4/2015 1:28:04 PM, by SILVARBELLE

    Probably not new to many of you, but it's new to me: Using muffin tins for things other than muffins! Such as this: blog.metrodetroitmommy.com/2
    015/09/freezer-oatmeal-cup
    s.html Seriously cool idea. I've got a ton of oatmeal and a ton of fruit and nuts. I can make up th... Read more

  • This is my September goal

    9/4/2015 10:12:38 AM, by BECKYF3506

    They say it's better if you have a goal you're trying to reach, so my goal for September will be this: getting down into the 270s, anywhere into the 270s, even if it's just 279 by the end of the month. I've been up and down between 280 and 284 all summer long, so it's time to get back to making... Read more

  • Living with less pain

    9/4/2015 9:56:44 AM, by OLDEROWL

    In chapter 11 of CABFM Andy asks the question, "Do you think you are adding to your pain". My answer is no. For instance, I grew up in a family of 11 with one bathroom and developed the habit of not brushing my teeth. I also had a genitic case of having too little space in my jaw for my teeth. Thi... Read more

  • I need to get off my butt and exercise more...

    9/4/2015 9:35:50 AM, by WAYFARINGSOUL78

    The other day one of the nurse managers where I work asked me if I wanted to train for a half marathon. It's only 4 months away and I know my back and the rest of my body aren't in any shape for a goal that big right now. A couple of years ago I was logging a bare minimum 5k per day. It became ... Read more

  • Doctor Update

    9/4/2015 9:27:19 AM, by SILVASHAN

    Finally got in to the hypertension specialists on Wed. As suspected, I do not have essential hypertension (though I am borderline), but rather I have secondary hypertension (high bp spikes caused by another condition). Right now the cause has been narrowed to a few possibilities: perimenopause es... Read more

  • Thank Goodness, A New Therapy Approach!

    9/4/2015 8:42:17 AM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Now that I will be doing therapy five days a week for the next several weeks, my therapist can get daily feedback from me about how the therapy is working. She dropped all of my home therapy exercises with the exception of two. The reason? They were causing me pain rather than soreness. The two... Read more

  • Any body watch BIG BLUE LIVE on PBS earlier this week

    9/4/2015 7:49:08 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I watched this spectacular special on PBS. I was so interested in it that I recorded the special and rewatching it now. I slept great and really love when I get good sleep. Getting ready to receive my Grand kids. DD called and told me that my 3 year GD tells her mom everyday she wa... Read more

  • To remind myself to find the floation belt...

    9/4/2015 6:27:17 AM, by CTUPTON

    My current very complicated life is preventing me from getting to my beloved water aerobic classes. I need to find a way to go by myself and get a good workout without an instructor or a class. I think using the floatation belt and do deep water exercises including just "jogging" w... Read more

  • Hello, again!

    9/4/2015 12:41:39 AM, by SPARKNB

    524 I've been on and off in the past year 249 . Am back for at least autumn 465 , maybe winter 444 . My sister visited, and she, who has lost 70+ pounds 250 was looking good 344 , and shopping her own closet from a decade ago, made me want to follow thru on my plans, bette 208 r. She is a 'wei... Read more

  • Child Rearing FAQ

    9/4/2015 12:26:22 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    Q: Should I have a baby after 35? A: No, 35 children is enough. Q: I'm two months pregnant now. When will my baby move? A: With any luck, right after he finishes college. Q: How will I know if my vomiting is morning sickness or the flu? A: If it's the flu, you'll get better. ... Read more

  • Friday

    9/3/2015 11:31:00 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Funeral today for a princess at the age of only 21 she was a lovely girl but she developed pneumonia and because of her symptoms the hospital said they would not clear her lungs so it was a matter of time.... Read more

  • Anxiety is a waste of my imagination

    9/3/2015 10:14:35 PM, by PJDANIELS

    Love the picture, love the saying. Isn't this great? I have a LOT of anxiety today. I need to put things in perspective and make better use of my energy and imagination both. Son #2 (think, brain damaged, addict, that one) just shows up at my office today and asked for extra money ... Read more

  • Thursday

    9/3/2015 9:41:44 PM, by TERRI289

    First day of classes went well. A few hiccups with the program but overall, good. I fit in a walking and a bike workout before class and a few errands after. y right eye is less swollen, only three more days on the eye drops. It was hot but manageable. Looking forward to Friday!! ... Read more

  • Thursday Progress

    9/3/2015 4:03:53 PM, by ALICEART2010

    Hi Friends, Today was a really tough day at school First, I went to Graphic Design class and stayed there working on my project for 2.5 hours. I took a little break and had an orange. I had a banana before class to give me some energy. My teacher has a very dry sense of humor so it's very diff... Read more

  • PCOS & Sometimes it's not what you eat so much as what you're not.

    9/3/2015 1:12:30 PM, by DOTSLADY

    My hair's been falling out by the handfuls the past few months. Trying to not be mortified about it as I pick up each strand on the dark bathroom tile and dark bathroom rug. I've had high testosterone for years. Doctors have only said, "that'll help you with muscle" ... as I've lost muscle not exer... Read more

  • Using regular popcorn -- popcorn made in the microwave! Who knew!

    9/3/2015 1:06:59 PM, by CTUPTON

    1/2 cup unpopped popcorn 1 teaspoon vegetable oil ---- olive oil is what I would use-chris 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste -- I read some kinds of salt are finer than table salt. chris Directions 1. In a cup or small bowl, mix together the unpopped popcorn and oil. 2. Pour the coa... Read more

  • Trivia about Beanie Babies--no I never collected them.....

    9/3/2015 12:23:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    "In 1983 Ty Warner mortgaged his home, and founded Ty Inc. in Chicago, Illinois. His first toys, called Himalayan Cats, were popular. Some of the stuffing was left out to make the animals seem more lifelike. Warner still, however, wanted to find a collectable toy that was relatively inexpensiv... Read more

  • Staying motivated

    9/3/2015 11:47:06 AM, by WAYFARINGSOUL78

    I believe that by my weigh-in on Saturday I should leave the 190's and break into the 180's. The weight is coming off at a rate of about 2lbs a week, which is healthy even though it feels like a snail's pace. My first concrete and manageable goal is a 10% weight loss, which would put me at 170... Read more

  • Great Ideas Thursday!

    9/3/2015 10:53:44 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    Photo from the Pioneer Woman website. Bagel Sandwich Alternatives. In my great ideas, I would never try to convince you that The Pioneer Woman has great weight reduction recipes. I would not try to tell you that at all. I do however believe that just about any recipe can be tweaked... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/3/2015 10:23:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    another hot and muggy day here today. my daughter and I are keeping cool. she finds out today which teacher she will have and in what room she will have her class today. she has already begun counting down the days until school starts. as for me, I still have my other online courses to work on. I in... Read more

  • There is nothing like going to the gym

    9/3/2015 8:54:19 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I have been doing the challenges that are new on Sparks. But today I went back to the gym, there is nothing for me that replaces that. It is me time out of my home. I have tried many types of exercise inside my home, but I have been more successful outside the home. I can postpon... Read more

  • Thursday

    9/3/2015 3:21:51 AM, by JTREMBATH

    My son went home this afternoon they have started him on insulin I don't know how many units because as I left from visiting him the diabetic nurse was going to see him the have changed his medication to, he is taking the same ones that his father is taking. I will contact him on the weekend to see ... Read more

  • Last day of Summer break..tomorrow the College starts

    9/2/2015 9:23:15 PM, by TERRI289

    My two and a half week break was nice but quick. today I tried to make the most of it..Zumba, coffee with friends, lunch with dh, some quick schoolwork, a pedicure and a good dinner. Ok, I am tired....good night. Hope your day was great and tomorrow is better!!! 244... Read more

  • Now, Physical Therapy 5 Days Per Week

    9/2/2015 8:41:18 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    I finally heard from the orthopedist who is treating my hip/leg. I have so much atrophy that he recommended twice a week for six weeks. That was the original Rx for the home therapy program. The difference is that I can actually raise my leg and move it now. That is some hard won progress! Round ... Read more

  • Wednesday Progress

    9/2/2015 3:35:47 PM, by ALICEART2010

    I just finished walking 3 miles. I'm not sure how long it took because I stopped to chat with a dear lady who I have seen many times before but had talked to very little. She was really sweet. She gave me a hug after we talked. She only walked the track once with me and then she had to go so I... Read more

  • Warning: Contents May Tantrum

    9/2/2015 2:29:29 PM, by SILVARBELLE

    As in: "totally will." My pedometer died! WAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! For those of you who can't stand the sound of crying children or spoiled adults, picture some saltier language there. At any rate: MY PEDOMETER DIED. Ol' Blue is gone! I hardly knew 'im! I tried using the buil... Read more

  • Beck reboot -one of the helpful daily messages to keep the team going.

    9/2/2015 12:35:34 PM, by CTUPTON

    "All of you who are sitting down and mindfully eating every bite, give yourself BIG credit. You are on your way! Give yourself credit every time! When you've mastered these crucial skills, and are consistently doing it, you should feel really good! " from SLENDERELLA! ... Read more

  • opening of school-supplies

    9/2/2015 12:28:32 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Sharing on SP helps people lose more weight!!! We already know that but it is nice that research pro

    9/2/2015 11:41:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    I am testimony that "sparking" helps people lose more weight. I am positive I would have lost no weight at all if I had not been sparking! I have now lost 40 lbs. It was not quick but I know it is because by posting and blogging and reading sparkpages of others, I got ideas and the pushes I needed t... Read more

  • Coupla' Things

    9/2/2015 10:50:38 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    Today marks the beginning of the school semester for many places. University of Wisconsin included. While I like seeing the campus coming back to life. Students crowding the sidewalks, class back in session, school buses back on the roads. There is a certain order to it all, coming ba... Read more

  • My MIL is really going down hill

    9/2/2015 9:34:00 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; we are glad we spent some time with her, but she is losing her desire to live. Last week she was in the ER two times. She has to drink lots of water with her meds daily. She does not want to drink the water. I sent her a plant wreath which she has loved in the past. She sent me b... Read more

  • Blog #45 (Month 1) Fitbit stats for month of Sept

    9/2/2015 9:29:37 AM, by SWEETBABYGIRL5

    Ok heres to a new Month for September :D I hope to keep up with my miles and steps and etc. I plan to walk to work today and want to get in all the walking I can before the cold and snowy weather gets here. Fitbit stats for yesterday Sept 1 2015: Steps: 11889 Miles: 2.25 Mins: ... Read more

  • a new day

    9/2/2015 9:13:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    another warm and humid day here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and hydrated. all the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Wednesday

    9/2/2015 2:31:38 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Another afternoon off with list moved to the other hospital as they lost the computer screening that is vital for patients. Also found my young son was admitted to the same hospital as his blood sugars went up to 29.1 and he was worried about the weight he lost he is normally 82 kg he now weighs 62 ... Read more

  • Good Tuesday...Happy September

    9/1/2015 10:08:53 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a good day and rather productive. I did two classes at the gym, used the rowing machine, and ran some errands for my mom. Had lunch with my good friend and went to the eye doctor for the new lenses Oh, I can see much better. Woo hoo Who thought that my eyes would improve at this age. ... Read more

  • SEPTEMBER MOTIVATIONAL WORDS

    9/1/2015 7:22:07 PM, by CTUPTON

    from NANA-B-FITZ Please, please, please see my sparkpage for the wonderful emoticons ! 303 September Motivation for You & Especially Me S - Spark on emoticon E - Eat Healthy emoticon P -Push Yourself emoticon T - Tough It Out, Stay Stroung emoticon E - Exe... Read more

  • Tuesday

    9/1/2015 7:15:47 PM, by ALICEART2010

    I had class again today. I didn't get a chance to work on my first graphic design assignment over the weekend so it was very plain and didn't have much going on. The teacher said "you're off to a boring start" after we had a critique (I didn't know we were going to have). Later, after I put more des... Read more

  • A great article on Tuna Fish for diets.

    9/1/2015 5:42:34 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Here is a great article on tuna fish, and use in diets. It turns out it is a great diet food. http://www.livestrong.com/ar
    ticle/546006-tuna-sandwich
    -diet/ "Tuna Sandwich Diet Last Updated: Jan 28, 2015 | By Eliza Martinez Tuna Sandwich Diet Tuna is a healthy diet choice. T... Read more

  • I lost 10 pounds this month!

    9/1/2015 5:39:13 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I lost 10 pounds this month! The new personal trainer I have at Planet Fitness Gym is working out great! Worth the time.... Read more

  • Working through the plateau

    9/1/2015 4:26:22 PM, by COONSY

    So, two weeks ago my weight plateaued. I went a week without the relatively steady, albeit slow, drop in pounds that I had been experiencing. Last week I found someone who needed his horses ridden, so I've added that physical activity back into my otherwise rather sedentary world (other than a few l... Read more

  • New Items on the menu where I work at :D

    9/1/2015 4:25:49 PM, by SWEETBABYGIRL5

    Here are some new items that are going on the menu at the resteraunt where I am working. Keep you posted how popular they are and if they sell. I want to try the turkey chili coming onto the menu and if I am doing good with my blood sugar and diet I might try our new Pumpkin Spice Latte :D Keep you ... Read more

  • Improvements

    9/1/2015 4:11:46 PM, by LDFRANCO

    Improvements in my life since I've started leading a healthier one: 1. Confidence 2. Direction 3. Organization 4. Mindful eating 5. More energy! 6. Lower blood pressure... Read more

  • It's been a great year

    9/1/2015 11:51:14 AM, by WINDYCITYCYNDEE

    I feel so much better today than I did a year ago, and that is thanks to two things: SparkPeople and myself! Everything feels better! Stronger, more endurance, 27 pounds lighter, just went below 30% fat for the first time in many years. Thanks SP!! 304... Read more

  • Blog #44 (Month 1) Fitbit stats for month of Sept

    9/1/2015 10:38:25 AM, by SWEETBABYGIRL5

    Hey everyone how are you all doing? Well I have bought a couple of frozen dinners and gonna add some fresh veggies and spinach to them and then I also bought rice noodles and gonna add some fresh spinach to them :D Think that should be good :D Keep you posted. Bought a new water filter for ur b... Read more

  • August was a tough month but September is here YEA!!!

    9/1/2015 10:00:06 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I have not been sleeping well. I over slept this morning and therefore did not go to the gym. I am not sorry b/c I needed the sleep. Even though I love to travel, the trip this past weekend was not a smooth one. We had delays due to maintenance issues - one was a seat would not st... Read more

  • Breaking Habits, Making Habits

    9/1/2015 9:19:44 AM, by ALTRIA_FATE

    Weigh yourself - 193.4 (down from 195.4) (Changes are from 08/24, 8 days ago) Technically, I weighed in yesterday but didn't feel like blogging. I weighed the same this morning so I will keep it. Still, I am down 2lbs in a week for the second week in a row for a total loss of 15lbs so far!... Read more

  • its a new month

    9/1/2015 8:20:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new month begins today. let's see what it brings. i may have heard back from a place i applied for a job in august. i will check my messages and find out in a while. my daughter says hi. all of the birds are okay. another hot and humid day here again today. already got plenty of water nice and coo... Read more

  • Mile every day

    9/1/2015 12:08:08 AM, by CARLAJEAN42

    I'm still trying to walk at least a mile every day. This is kind of the same goal as hitting my Fitbit goal, but more directed. I'm going to try to get up and do this before work - it only takes me about 20 minutes to walk a mile so it isn't that hard to do if I can wake up!! I have gotten at least ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    9/1/2015 12:01:28 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Another day no list this afternoon so asked for A/L and got it so it will help me to get some strength back as still not 100 % tomorrow have an afternoon list but in the morning I am there to do scope maintenance.... Read more

  • Monday

    8/31/2015 10:09:24 PM, by TERRI289

    So the last day of August is three days away from going back to the college. I will miss going to the gym and just rolling off on adventures. Starting Thursday, I will carry my dress clothes and sundries to the gym. At long as I get my gym time, it will be ok. My Zumba Gold class went very well... Read more

  • Blog #43(Month 1) Fitbit stats for month of August

    8/31/2015 7:01:12 PM, by SWEETBABYGIRL5

    Hey everyone :D Well the Bread Bash at work was fun last night and there is a new sandwich and flatbread and salad that were offering on the menu the sandwich is actually interesting its cabbage slaw and meat on it interesting and I mad the flatbread lastnight for the test :D And were also offer... Read more

  • Monday Progress

    8/31/2015 6:21:39 PM, by ALICEART2010

    Today I walked 3 miles in one hour and 5 minutes or so & stopped for lunch. I came home and did some dishes and went to do some grocery shopping, came home to cook dinner. I made spaghetti with Italian sausage meatballs and Emeril's tomato basil sauce. I added a can of black olives to the sauce and ... Read more

  • it's monday

    8/31/2015 5:44:22 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very hot and humid day here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. all the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Minocqua was a Blast!

    8/31/2015 4:39:20 PM, by APPY-LAURIE

    I took that picture! Can you believe it? We had a nice week end in Minocqua WI. It was a beautiful place and a beautiful bunch of people there. Mike and I did some team cooking. Boneless, lean, country style ribs on the grill Friday night for the whole group. A Mexican Pasta Sa... Read more

  • Beck--Chris' advantages if she chooses to make healthy choices

    8/31/2015 2:50:06 PM, by CTUPTON

    If I don’t over eat… 1. I’ll have more energy for fun things. 2. My clothes will fit more comfortably. 3. I’ll act with more confidence. 4. I will have an easier time thinking that others see me as intelligent. 5. I will have an easier time thinking that others respect me. 6. ... Read more

  • My Therapy Vent - Looking For The Silver Lining

    8/31/2015 12:22:53 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    I am so bummed! Because I have to go to therapy at a facility, due to the nature of my arm injury (and the equipment required to treat it), Medicare cancelled my at home therapy for my hip and leg. They say if I can get to out patient therapy for my arm, I should be able to do the same for my leg. ... Read more

  • Well that was disappointing!

    8/31/2015 10:07:29 AM, by WAYFARINGSOUL78

    Today I went to the endocrinologist for my thyroid. I have three 0.8cm nodules and a 1.2 cm nodule, which are stable for the moment. I guess it still could be cancer, but it's looking better. I've also managed to gain over 3lbs, despite the fact that I haven't eaten more than 1500 calories in a... Read more

  • Monday busy-ness

    8/31/2015 9:48:44 AM, by SILVASHAN

    Back at school/work and happy to have the distraction as I wait for Wednesday's doctor's appt. Very thankful that I'm getting to work in my office quietly today and just get things done. Hope everyone's week is starting off great. Here's to healthy eating, movement and lots of support here on Spa... Read more

  • Fun Weekend!

    8/31/2015 8:46:45 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Whew! I had a very busy weekend. Didn't end up getting in any exercise sessions as I was very active all weekend. Friday I worked from home and during my lunch break I cleaned the house. Then baked cupcakes for my son's birthday party. Saturday we went shopping, bought all the balloons and... Read more

  • I am back!

    8/31/2015 8:13:58 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; spent the weekend in Minnesota for DS HB. We had no real plans except a Twins ball game. DS was extremely moody. He gets that way when we go back to Minnesota- his memories flood back. I think this weighs on him. I had to scold him to enjoy the day. He snapped out of it. We went... Read more

  • Monday

    8/31/2015 1:50:10 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Came home at lunch time today as I really was not feeling great I was feeling a bit wobbly standing most of the time as I never had time to sit down.... Read more

  • Sunday..kind of restful

    8/30/2015 10:24:39 PM, by TERRI289

    I did an extra Zumba class since a friend was teaching and then we took a ride to the bookstore. That is always fun, even if you buy nothing. After we walked around Lake Lenape Park and came home to an easy rest of day. I didn't accomplish much but I feel rested. Where's my bed?? LOL 252... Read more

  • Power in Persistence

    8/30/2015 9:45:37 PM, by PJDANIELS

    I picture the water flowing over the rock, wearing it down, forming a path, changing its course in the process. I am persistent. I've always been stubborn and maybe a little bit (LITTLE?? HA HA) bit bossy and, as a child, I'm sure it was not my Mom's favorite thing about me. I can ... Read more

  • it's sunday

    8/30/2015 9:11:05 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful day here today. got to spend some time with my daughter one on one today. all of the birds say hi! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • 8.30.15

    8/30/2015 8:38:04 PM, by HYPOANDLOSING

    Battling Fatigue -- For the past few weeks, I have been nothing but exhausted. Went to the dr last week, still waiting on the results. I can't take this much longer. It's either my thyroid or iron.... something! No energy to workout. In fact it takes everything to make it thru a work day. ... Read more

  • Life goes on....

    8/30/2015 5:31:13 PM, by SELAGIB61

    It has been about 2 years now since my last blog entry. That's 2 birthdays, numerous new friends, some great adventures with Tulsa Co. Master Gardeners, and watching the grandkids grow faster than the weeds in my flowerbeds. Life is good right now. I dropped out of WW a couple of months ago an... Read more

  • Sunday Blog

    8/30/2015 5:09:55 PM, by ALICEART2010

    Hi Spark Friends, I have had an enjoyable weekend. Yesterday the hubs and I went to a museum because it was extra credit for one of my classes. I did a painting "scavenger hunt". I had to find the painting and write the artist, medium, year and title on the page to turn in. There were 6 painti... Read more

  • Goals

    8/30/2015 10:55:01 AM, by LDFRANCO

    Spend a few minutes writing about the reasons behind your fitness and weight-loss goals. What is your true motivation? What do you hope to achieve or experience after reaching your goal? My true motivation eh? Spark Coach, I am not sure what my true motivation is. I want to be skinny which is... Read more

  • Checking In

    8/30/2015 10:19:24 AM, by SILVASHAN

    Not feeling like writing today, but sticking to my commitment of checking in each day. Feeling a bit anxious about being near the time of the month where I typically see the BP spikes. I'm ready with my emergency medications, but ultimately I'm ready to get to my specialists appt. on Sept. 2nd. I... Read more

  • Blog #42(Month 1) Fitbit stats for month of August

    8/30/2015 9:56:17 AM, by SWEETBABYGIRL5

    Well its Sunday and oh how I wished I had the day off work today but I have tomorrow off and will find out today or by Tuesday night my new schedule. Keep you posted. Whats different with todays work schedule and today in general is I work today till 3 and then I have to go back in to work tonight ... Read more

  • Who invented emoticons. ; )

    8/30/2015 8:48:20 AM, by CTUPTON

    ◾Japanese emoticons are very different than American-style emoticons. In these emoticons, rather than having sideways faces, the Japanese emoticons are normally oriented, like this: (*_*( or (-_-(. One popular Japanese emoticon that has made its way somewhat into commonly used American emoticon... Read more

  • That's not good advice....

    8/30/2015 2:58:11 AM, by RISINGBLUESTAR

    41 The bad advice =Weigh yourself every day. Why it is bad advice: It can be extremely discouraging. That sounds like a bad reason to coin getting on the scale every morning as bad advice but it's easy to become obsessed with numbers and not progress. Making on healthy choice slowly ... Read more

  • Interesting Saturday

    8/29/2015 11:14:04 PM, by TERRI289

    First, my cat woke me up at 4 I fed him and tried to go back to bed. Then our 14 year old dog started barking. She wouldn't go out so I tried to get her to sleep in the bedroom. This didn't work either. Finally I curled up on the couch in the living room with the tv on She went back to sleep, ... Read more

  • Sunday

    8/29/2015 9:46:03 PM, by JTREMBATH

    We were going to go down to the farm today but the weather is not the best so Sherry said it would be best to wait until the weather warms up.... Read more

  • working out with my friend!

    8/29/2015 3:53:42 PM, by VDALE4

    I go to the gym three times a week Monday Wednesday and Fridays with my girlfriend this is a picture of her. ... Read more

  • Heard from DS

    8/29/2015 2:40:24 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    It have been 2 weeks - my son said fiancée threw him out of house where he is paying rent. Fiancée sent me a text that she is calling police. Fiancée says she is going back to mothers until DS leaves. He says he is leaving & heading to Mexico - goodbye mom. - I am in Minneapolis getting ready t... Read more

  • Feelings

    8/29/2015 1:23:11 PM, by LDFRANCO

    Today I am feeling motivated! Yesterday I had a full blown migraine with a bad aura that blinded me for 2 hours, and I'm feeling after effects of it today. I've had serious back/neck pain for almost a year now but got worse in the past month and I'm still overweight. My blood pressure has been borde... Read more

  • Date Night

    8/29/2015 11:03:26 AM, by SILVASHAN

    Finally having a date night tonight. Very excited. I'll get to wear my new outfit (reward for 3 months of consistency on SPARK) and go to dinner and a movie. I've already pre-planned my meal/drink and made sure it doesn't cause me to go over on calories/fat/carb/protein/sodi
    um. Ready to go. ... Read more

  • Blog #35(Month 1) Fitbit stats for month of August

    8/29/2015 9:21:46 AM, by SWEETBABYGIRL5

    Blog for Aug 29th: Work today hope it goes good. Will keep you posted. Walking to work and walking home from work. Blood sugars: The last couple of days my blood sugars have been high because my insulin pen got cracked somehow and didnt hold the insulin very well so it made my blood suga... Read more

  • Thoughts from spark coach

    8/28/2015 9:07:41 PM, by LDFRANCO

    What's one thing you are really good at? I am really good at dental hygiene which is fortunate since that is my profession lol. I made the top score on the NATIONAL board exam for my year. I was also in high demand at my last office (not currently working). I actually try to not base my se... Read more

  • Thoughts from spark coach

    8/28/2015 9:07:41 PM, by LDFRANCO

    What's one thing you are really good at? I am really good at dental hygiene which is fortunate since that is my profession lol. I made the top score on the NATIONAL board exam for my year. I was also in high demand at my last office (not currently working). I actually try to not base my se... Read more

  • Saturday

    8/28/2015 9:00:39 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Would really like to go down to see ZJUSKA, as she s home with her mum but because we are both not 100% we cannot travel that far in a short time, but I have told her mum to enjoy her time with her.... Read more

  • Friday...the end of a long week

    8/28/2015 8:53:30 PM, by TERRI289

    the morning classes was great and then I picked up a friend visiting from Florida for lunch. We had a nice visit, I took a walk this evening before dinner and had a nice light dinner. I have made the decision to lose one pound a week. If I correct my food intake, this should be doable It will b... Read more

  • To whom do we owe beauty?

    8/28/2015 2:56:33 PM, by ETERNALDELIRIUM

    I spend way too much time on Facebook, really. It's a simple pastime, right? My toddler is watching his favourite show, and I sit on the couch and try not to have my brain dribble out my ears due to the saccharine pseudo-educational programming by surfing on my smartphone. A little while ago I ... Read more

  • Some Explanations At Last

    8/28/2015 12:37:49 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    I went to our primary doctor with hubby this morning. The doctor patiently answered hubby's questions. He was very thorough. Then the doctor looked at me and he frowned. Hubby asked if he noticed my leg, cane and arm. Hubby and I told him how I had fallen and the doctor asked me a bunch of questio... Read more

  • Erika

    8/28/2015 11:30:01 AM, by SILVASHAN

    Sending good thoughts to everyone in Erika's path this week. We are up the coast in NC and I'm keeping an eye on it as it progresses, but it does seem that those in the south are getting hit pretty hard. Stay safe!... Read more

  • My workout friend

    8/28/2015 10:39:44 AM, by VDALE4

    My Friend and I working out together at the Gym. She was on the Elliptical and I was on the Concept 2. This is the end of our 3rd month, going 3 days a week, spending 2 1/2 hours each time. I know we need to take that long to work around all the machines to get a full body workout. We have been in... Read more

  • yesterday went to new medical office

    8/28/2015 8:42:25 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I had requested a nurse practitioner at this holistic clinic to work with me for my health. I am a non-conformist and say no to traditional medicines. I am using Armour for my thyroid and many doctors will not even take you as a patient on Armour. I read and use supplements on iss... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/28/2015 8:12:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! another month is winding down and a new one starts next week. i am looking forward to it. my daughter is ready to go back to school. she has done what she wanted to do over the summer. i am still figuring out at least one more trip either to the zoo or another place she wants to... Read more

  • Engaging the Established Presbyterian Church of Scotland

    8/28/2015 5:20:08 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    “Resurrection-Denying Preacher to Return to Scotland.” That was the headline of a story published in the Glasgow Herald about a week before I was scheduled to lecture in the Cairns Church in Milngavie, a constituent member of the established Presbyterian Church of Scotland. The Senior Pastor of ... Read more

  • Computer Age Battle of the Sexes

    8/28/2015 4:54:28 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    A French teacher was explaining to her class that in French, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine. "House" for instance, is feminine - "la maison" - "pencil", however, is masculine - "le crayon." A student asked, "What gender is 'computer'?" Instead of giv... Read more

  • My Orthopedist Appointment Today

    8/27/2015 10:02:07 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Hubby took me to the orthopedist because of numbness and pain in my arm. We left very early and I was glad that we did, due to all of the accidents. The doctor had all kinds of x-Rays taken of my arm and wrist. My great news is that my bones are aligned exactly as they should and we could see lots ... Read more

  • Thursday..new hair

    8/27/2015 9:55:32 PM, by TERRI289

    Trimmed up and a lovely color. A great visit to the chiropractor made my back much happier To top off a mostly nice day, dh gave me season 3 of Orphan Black! Sweet dreams, 252... Read more

  • Fear is good.

    8/27/2015 9:39:49 PM, by PJDANIELS

    "....fear is natural, fear is good - it just means you're growing." LOVE this. When I began my journey to become healthy, I was afraid. I was afraid of change, I was afraid of "giving up" all the treats I liked to eat, afraid I would not have the support I needed, afraid that medically... Read more