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  • Have not been bloging for a long while...

    8/23/2017 2:54:42 PM, by ANDREWMOM

    It has been a long time! Have struggled for so long! Up and downs for over 25 years! So in April I am walking through the dayroom at work and saw myself in the mirror. I was disgusted!! Sickened!!! Ashamed!!!! I hated who I saw. 60 pounds overweight! My boss has been there and is slightly (... Read more

  • My Lumps Made me Healthier

    8/23/2017 10:32:08 AM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I was looking at some old pre-teen photos of me when we last visited my parents and even my kids commented on how "super thin" I was and my mother I discussed how deceiving photos are. That photo told you nothing about my health. Sure I ate some healthy foods and played sports, but I also ate a ridi... Read more

  • pinterest cat toys and lots of other ideas

    8/23/2017 10:10:48 AM, by CTUPTON
    1994613048/ I went looking how to make the cat toy "whack a mole." chris ... Read more

  • Good Morning everyone..

    8/23/2017 7:51:44 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Hope you have a positive and blessed day... Read more

  • Happy Hump day

    8/22/2017 11:19:40 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sending good vibes and joy to all hugs... Read more

  • Taking its Toll

    8/22/2017 4:49:01 PM, by FRANCLYN

    I'm here. But I'm not. I'm sitting at my desk listening to one small child snore and another nonstop fidget. The first was asleep almost the moment she closed her eyes. The second has given me no end of challenge today. "I can't go in with you right now. I'm playing with my new friend." Your of... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    8/22/2017 10:11:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter had her soccer tournament on sunday and her team won both games! woo hoo! way to go! she has two soccer games left and soccer is done for the summer. she may play indoor soccer this year. she is all ready for school. i am getting along even better now with a good friend of mine. we had a... Read more

  • Good morning..

    8/22/2017 9:51:11 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Went to the drs yesterday and down 8 more lbs..So happy.. That's like 80 lbs so far.. I'm feeling great.. Still got more to go.. But I've come this far there's no stopping now...... Read more

  • One year after commiting to exercise

    8/22/2017 8:21:19 AM, by HARMONY

    I made a commitment to myself 53 weeks ago to focus on my physical body. I wanted to loose 5-10 lbs, but more importantly I wanted to regain strength and endurance that had slipped away in the last few years. My commitment involved getting 10,000 steps each day (or most days) and going to the gym ... Read more

  • 5 things I am thankful for today

    8/21/2017 9:04:01 PM, by VENISEW1

    1) I am thankful for having a cleaning lady today 2) I am thankful for being able to purge a few bins from the basement of toys, games, etc... with my kids today 3) I am thankful for being able to work on my rose garden today 4) I am thankful for being able to get groceries & dinner on the tab... Read more

  • A new beginning

    8/21/2017 11:42:52 AM, by CEND1126

    1 year ago I had a TotalThyroidectomy & spent the past year working on my health. Now it's time to seriously tackle my weight. ... Read more

  • My monthly commitments

    8/21/2017 9:38:59 AM, by OLDEROWL

    These are my own affirmations and commitments as of 8/21/17. I told my wife that she can hold me to them, but I reserved the right to modify them every 4th Sunday of each month. 1. I will say aloud these affirmations each Saturday after I post my weight. 2. I will maintain my weight between 15... Read more

  • solar eclipse today

    8/21/2017 8:18:33 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning- What a lovely morning! I just got back from gym. Slept well! Eating cleaning and managing stress better. DH has jury selection today. He is working at home this morning until he leaves for the court. He actually calmed down yesterday. I remember his father was erratic at times. I... Read more

  • Coronado Heights - side trip today

    8/20/2017 11:55:20 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I am about to sleep, but wanted to start downloading some photos while I had free wifi!! This is the approach to the "Castle" as posted earlier on Yelp app... Some "Sun Dogs" on both sides - later on I discovered I had more photos of a sun dog on one side or another. But I didn't... Read more

  • Just got back from gym

    8/20/2017 10:03:47 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Stress has been mounting lately. DS called - his wife and him are having problems with a creepy MIL. They live in a house they rent from her. Cheap rent. Long story. MIL told them that in December they will sell the house and give money to them for a down payment to a new home. ... Read more

  • Gods day

    8/19/2017 11:51:41 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Being with my daughter gave me so much joy she is awesome and it encouraged me to be happier be blessed hugs... Read more

  • At a plateau but that is ok

    8/19/2017 8:27:09 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    good Morning; I just jumped on scale this morning. I am grateful that I have a stable weight today. My progress of weight loss has slowed but this is nothing new to me. I am very fortunate that I am still at my lowest weight in decades. I have gotten super busy. Trying to figure out the weather... Read more

  • Saturday

    8/19/2017 12:01:17 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    So tired I finished cleaning out my brothers house and tomorrow a bit of cleaning so Im tired so tired wishing all a blessed day goodnight... Read more

  • Still need to Strengthen my Emotional Immunity

    8/18/2017 10:04:44 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    Zinc and vitamins C & D may help me to prevent or fight colds, but they don't help me keep from catching negative moods. I get the flu shot each year, but there is no inoculation for this either. When it comes to avoiding full blown depression, the flu of mental health, I have a whole bunch o... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/18/2017 2:01:45 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had the main part of my annual checkup with my doctor yesterday. for the first time in many years, my blood pressure is high. so I have to sit down and figure out what else I can do to bring it down with a variety of tasty,filling food and enough exercise. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say... Read more

  • Do you get many phones calls on your cell phone - you do not want

    8/17/2017 3:40:05 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; I am launching my own campaign. I get 3-10 calls a day. I then send a message to that number & say: "Please keep calling I am building a case for harassment. You are one I am targeting. Thank You. " I do block the calls and put the number in a Do not call file, but this campai... Read more

  • More about online world puzzle....

    8/17/2017 2:28:09 PM, by CTUPTON
    le-redux/ I did better when I enlarged the screen. It also helped me learn the shapes of some tiny countries. You did redux, didn't you? 38 Play again and again. 334 Hit redux at the top then when it says you can't go to that page, well, just go bac... Read more

  • This is hilarious - weight loss study

    8/17/2017 10:15:02 AM, by OVERDUECHANGE

    I have blogged here more than once in the past few years about trying to get into weight loss studies. I used to work at a medical center (on the Engineering staff) and earn some extra cash by participating in various studies. I got into a couple with back pain, I can't remember others, but, lots... Read more

  • To Feed My Soul - August 2014 Guidepost Article

    8/17/2017 12:21:50 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Reading one of my mom's "Guideposts" magazines that she had given us to recycle. I should probably re-subscribe. But this lady had anorexia nervosa... nearly died. Eight strangers at the YMCA staged an intervention with her parents and the hospital.
    er-l... Read more

  • Thursday

    8/16/2017 11:10:43 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Denmark is amazing minimum wage is #25. hour everyone was so nice and happy Germany was great I would really like to go for three months but trying to catch up on sleep so have a very blessed day... Read more

  • 5 things I am thankful for today

    8/16/2017 9:56:44 PM, by VENISEW1

    1) I am thankful I was able to get my girls to & from camp on time 2) I am thankful I was able to take a kickboxing class today 3) I am thankful I found a new shirt for my son's first day of school & a baseball glove to practice catch with him too 4) I am thankful I was able to get the polish ... Read more

  • The Gift of Challenges

    8/16/2017 3:56:29 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I am beaming right now with the kind of joy that makes me want to do a snoopy dance. My Yiddish speaking grandmother (who passed away decades ago) might say I am "kvelin" (gushing) with "naches" (pride.) The source of my euphoria is something that perhaps makes many parents feel good, but it might n... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    8/16/2017 10:15:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    i was able to get quite a few errands done the other day. today i am focusing on taking better care of myself. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • HappyDay

    8/16/2017 7:32:46 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Still have jet lag can't sleep late fighting that but my time was so awedsome I really did not want to come back have a very blessed day... Read more

  • MindBodyGreen

    8/15/2017 11:42:44 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Ahhh interesting article that clarifies a bit, for me, about journaling va other types of writing:
    res-what-it-taught-me And another one I want to study more - as I see a multi-generational p... Read more

  • 5 things I am thankful for today

    8/15/2017 9:41:32 PM, by VENISEW1

    1) I lost a little weight 2) I was able to get out for an hour long jog/walk this afternoon 3) I was able to enjoy a sit down dinner with my girls 4) I was able to schedule a repair for our irrigation system 5) I was able to go for a quick walk with the dog this morning... Read more

  • A DEVA!!

    8/15/2017 5:02:17 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I have decided now more than ever due to not only the day to day stressors, but also due to all that goes on in the world, I need to create a home that is the right atmosphere for a DEVA. As far as I know I made up this acronym of DEVA and to be honest I was hoping to make DIVA work, but no such luc... Read more

  • Parent Connection - Imperfect Parents presentation

    8/15/2017 10:02:08 AM, by 4_MY_GIRLZ_N_ME

    On 7/17/17, I had the opportunity to sit in on a presentation at work on Imperfect Parents. The authors of the book "How Imperfect Parents Lead Great Families" came to speak. It was a great presentation! Here are my key takeaways: 1. Values Create Alignment - Their family values are Honest, Pos... Read more

  • wow - what an ordeal - trying to get a refund from a seller on Amazon market place

    8/15/2017 9:40:05 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good morning; Warning to anyone shopping on Amazon market place. Have you noticed there are many countries in the market place- 100,000 sellers from all different countries. All clothes are made in numerous countries. Since I am going on vacation, I saw some things I liked from the photos. I or... Read more

  • Wholesome, Inspirational, Healthy & Joyous Living

    8/15/2017 9:15:37 AM, by OLDEROWL

    I decided that I should amend my Spark page as follows: First I note that although I attend a Christian church with my wife, I am not a full believer in the divinity of Jesus and that the bible does have its faults. However, I believe a) that Jesus and his followers were inspired by God or by t... Read more

  • Apple Cider Diet Start.

    8/15/2017 3:27:37 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I have been on the Alli diet plan and diet pills for ten months non-stop since November of 2016. Ten full months three pills daily without even one skipped week. Now I am adding the Apple Cider diet to it. You drink 2 table spoons of unpasteurized Cider twice daily before meals and research says you... Read more

  • Tuesday

    8/15/2017 12:10:13 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Loved Denmark it was so clean and loved Germany not as clean but so cool hope everyone has a blessed day... Read more

  • it's monday

    8/14/2017 1:59:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new day is now underway. i had a pretty good day yesterday. my daughter says hi. today, i am getting back on track with my eating and exercise habits. i have quite a bit of things to accomplish this week. i will tackle one task at a time. i am getting my life in better shape. i have heard from sev... Read more

  • At PT and daily exercise I am sweating lots. Huh?

    8/14/2017 12:19:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    I certainly am not exercising hard. I am 70 so I focus on the exercises from my physical therapist and from the recent 8 week balance class. I did the stationary bike yesterday 10 min. and ended up sweating. I did a few more exercises off the bike and continued sweating. I don't unders... Read more

  • Online puzzle of the world's countries. Fun

    8/14/2017 11:14:53 AM, by CTUPTON
    le-redux/... Read more

  • Fighting Evil

    8/14/2017 12:04:59 AM, by OLDEROWL

    I decided that I add to my blog the following paragraph: First I note that although I attend a Christian church with my wife, I am not a full believer in the divinity of Jesus and that the bible does have its faults. However, I believe a) that Jesus and his followers were inspired by God or by ... Read more

  • My cat is home and doing better after surgery

    8/13/2017 10:07:48 PM, by TERRI289

    I am better too mostly but hovering like a momma with a sick child. He is isolated in the bathroom so I am trying to keep him company. Still taking lots of meds. Wishing everyone a good week. xoxoxoox 247... Read more

  • Dippin Dogs

    8/13/2017 9:26:47 PM, by DRAGONSTAIL

    Today I took my dog to the pool for the once a year dippin dogs event. They let dogs swim on the last day of the year for the pool before they drain it. I must say that Sammy was a lot better behaved on his walks tonight since he was already tired out a bit from the pool and running around with a... Read more

  • New week

    8/13/2017 9:15:30 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Just got home from Germany and Denmark did not want to come home it was great sending blessings to all... Read more

  • just sayin’ … I stayed the same Yippppeee!!!

    8/13/2017 3:15:42 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    This has been a week of finding our balance. The scale stayed the same … not down, but not up. I got in three walks this week instead of five … as planned. Our daughter was here from St Louis to help with hubby. They walked at their pace … and I walked at mine. I can not believe how much... Read more

  • My Loopy Self at the Gym

    8/12/2017 6:51:38 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I am a strange sight to behold at the gym on weekends because I am constantly looking for new ways to keep myself enjoying the process. I don't even bat an eyelash at the looks I get as I lip sync songs into the handle of whatever machine I am using or as I silently pretend to sing with gusto into t... Read more

  • it's saturday

    8/12/2017 4:02:58 PM, by MOMMY445

    it was raining here a while ago. the rain actually felt refreshing. perhaps it will bring down some of the humidity that is hanging around here. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • grandkids here for the weekend

    8/12/2017 7:43:25 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good morning, my grandson who is nearly 3 woke up crying for his mom. So we were all up at 5 am and dragging. Thank goodness for Netflix which has some great kids videos. Grandpa is dragging also. He just does not have the energy any more. I am concerned about his job again. He comes home so ti... Read more

  • Day 2

    8/11/2017 5:58:16 PM, by BRIANNADUNN

    Day 2 has been much easier then day 1. I am actually remembering my diet plan from the first time I used Slimfast. I am breaking it down again into a simple to use diet plan. Although I will most likely just use this plan to get me started on the right track and not as a end all to be all plan. ... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/11/2017 11:05:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! my daughter says hi! both of us are looking forward to soccer fun day this sunday, which also is my birthday. a double celebration! yay! i am feeling even better today than yesterday. i feel i did really well in my job interview the other day. i will know by early next w... Read more

  • Tomorrow is the kitty's surgery...prayers please (pix)

    8/10/2017 10:04:32 PM, by TERRI289

    Dimitri is having the surgery to correct a blocked bladder. Please pray for him. He is only a cat but he is my snuggle buddy and I adore his little fuzzy self. Thanks in advance. 247... Read more

  • Losing Weight to Get Fit

    8/10/2017 6:58:19 PM, by DEBWALKER60

    My weight loss journey is more than wanting to look better or wear cute clothes. I want to lose weight to feel better and reverse my Type II diabetes. I want to lose this sluggish feeling and have more energy. I want to remain independent for as long as possible as I age. I want to have a better qua... Read more

  • it's thursday

    8/10/2017 6:25:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am feeling a bit better than i did the other day. i feel i did well on the job interview i had this afternoon, my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Continuation of cruise - Chania in Crete, Mykonos, Aegina.

    8/10/2017 11:38:48 AM, by GOANNA2

    It's been a while since I had the chance to post a blog as it was difficult to get to a proper internet connection. Chania, Crete.Mosque is still there from the days of the Ottoman Empire. The beautiful port of Chania. This is what I call a real Frappe (iced coffee) Beautiful M... Read more

  • I asked hubby what he was going to do today...

    8/10/2017 10:20:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    answer--singing "swingin' on the outhouse door without his nightie" 335... Read more

  • Line dancing class! Only 2 of us showed up but it worked out fine.

    8/10/2017 10:18:56 AM, by CTUPTON

    355 I thought it was going to be country line dancing with someone calling out "so see do" etc. Nope. People dance alone but can be lots of people in the room. Stand in lines so they don't bump each other. Oh! I love this music! But alas I have not learned the steps yet. Cowboy Hustle... Read more

  • Saved! No lock problem at all!

    8/10/2017 9:35:45 AM, by CTUPTON

    The maintenance worker did not cut off the old lock. I guess he forgot! chris 198 PHEW! ... Read more

  • Combination lock problem

    8/10/2017 8:39:33 AM, by CTUPTON

    Of course, I lost the combination. So I had the lock cut off. I have a second lock already bought --in the same package as the first one. Well-- in big letters it says 2 combination locks--with the same combination! 198 Oh well. Not too big a loss. chris ... Read more

  • Game Changers

    8/10/2017 8:02:39 AM, by TABFEN

    "Health begins in the gut" -Hippocrates You will find some people are naturally thin. Those same people have never heard of constipation or indigestion. They can eat and run no problem. Food moves through their bodies so fast that after supper they can take a run around the block. Then there's ... Read more

  • The Relief Binge

    8/9/2017 8:19:18 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I realized recently another trigger for me is the aftermath of something stressful. Stress is a clear trigger. However, I now see that, even if I make it through a stressful situation without a binge, the AFTERMATH is actually a trigger. This is probably in part due to now getting enough sleep. Exha... Read more

  • Start of new challenge: 180 days on Total Soy

    8/9/2017 7:47:23 PM, by BRIANNADUNN

    The start of a new challenge. I am doing a 180 day challenge and am doing it with Total Soy. I lost 120lbs with Soy Slimfast so I am hoping that Total Soy will work just as well. Day one: I did my 30 minute workout and ate on my diet. I have my last drink for the day at for dinner. My goal is ... Read more

  • lack of character

    8/9/2017 4:49:36 PM, by KRIKRI4

    pff 82.3 kg this morning... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    8/9/2017 1:25:24 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm feeling a bit better today. i am doing some stuff today that i have not had time to do much of this week. i did see a counsellor the other day and that was a huge help. i am now more focused on where i want to go and what i want to do in my life. my daughter says hi. it is a beautiful sunny day ... Read more

  • Same Old Story.....

    8/9/2017 11:01:09 AM, by ECLIPSED

    So here I am again, complaining about everything, hence the title, Same Old Story. I've been sidelined from walking and running for a couple months now and the elliptical just isn't the thing for me. I've been doing it 3 times a week before I lift and can't wait til I get off of it! So, I had 2... Read more

  • Buy your own Hardware Store

    8/8/2017 4:45:24 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Little town north of us has The Old Hardware Store - now listed for sale. I think it is going on auction August 25. But some may remember their Grandparents or great-grandparents saying (gross) things like (something) was "Slicker'n snot on a glass doorknob!" No? Mine did. Maybe it was an Oki... Read more

  • Buy your own Hardware Store

    8/8/2017 4:44:46 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Little town north of us has The Old Hardware Store - now listed for sale. I think it is going on auction August 25. But some may remember their Grandparents or great-grandparents saying (gross) things like (something) was "Slicker'n snot on a glass doorknob!" No? Mine did. Maybe it was an Oki... Read more

  • I am so angry- I could spit bullets

    8/8/2017 1:14:42 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon- I have spent 3 days over a major outage on my DH benefits data base at his company. they lost all of our data and DH had to call in and spend about 3 hours - on phone which he hates. He screwed up some of the paper work. I have had 2 days cleaning up his mess. I just Faxed the la... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    8/8/2017 10:04:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have been feeling kind of blah these past few days. my daughter encourages me to try my best and to keep in touch with those close to me. she is my biggest booster. a good friend and i had a heart to heart the other day. now i know where i really stand and that i have a long road ahead of me in ev... Read more

  • Monday cat is still not good

    8/7/2017 10:56:06 PM, by TERRI289

    My cat is still suffering. The vet checked him this morning and says he is swollen, not blocked. He is still uncomfortable and it breaks my heart for him to cry. The rest of my day was ok. My class went well and the eye doctor visit was pleasant considering that I got an eye injection. Rea... Read more

  • Today's note from the universe

    8/7/2017 7:36:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    It’s time to do “the work,” CHRISTINE. Happily-ever-after awaits, The Universe... Read more

  • Finally Working Out Again

    8/7/2017 6:56:55 PM, by COONSY

    I've finally made the transition from considering walking a workout to actually doing workouts like I've been missing for the past 8 months. I've gone to a couple cross-fit ST type classes, been out riding bicycle on hilly (paved) trails, and have met a friend for a stairs workout as well. Of ... Read more

  • Enjoy

    8/7/2017 1:16:34 PM, by CTUPTON

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    8/7/2017 11:41:04 AM, by JENNIFER2578

    I just cant have one cheat day! I swear, it is ridiculous. I have one cheat day and gain 4 pounds. My husband eats and drinks the same as me and he doesn't even gain an ounce! I am so disappointed in the way things are going. I try to tell myself that it is probably because of my thyroid levels stil... Read more

  • after Renaissance Faire

    8/6/2017 11:16:41 PM, by TERRI289

    The faire was fun last night and we got our kitty from the vet hospital. He still seems a bit uncomfortable. At least my regular vet will be back tomorrow. Prayers please. Hope to get back to regular blogging after things calm down. Wishing everyone a good week! 213... Read more

  • just sayin’ … YOU are invited to my party!!!!!

    8/6/2017 2:21:45 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    BAM … I reached the 100+ pounds GONE FOREVER mark. Just a few more pounds to go!!!! I am elated. Really jazzed. I am determined. I am strong. I am fierce!!! I am at a loss of what my goal weight should be???? At a mere 5’ 3-4” with big Welsh bones … I have no ide... Read more

  • Italy healthiest country! Canada did well, too.

    8/6/2017 2:10:01 PM, by CTUPTON
    c&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social Easier to understand: There is a chart w... Read more

  • My Life Wiggle, Shimmy and Sway Dance

    8/6/2017 11:56:00 AM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    When new "challenges", sad events and downright dastardly dilemmas come my way, I find myself doing this mental dance. I march toward the situation and face it trying to problem solve and plan which is better than my initial inclination to run and hide under the covers! I sway to the left trying to ... Read more

  • When emotions make me crazy and might wreck my healthy momentum.....10 part series

    8/6/2017 9:55:54 AM, by CTUPTON

    ind_over_body_fat.asp Part 1: Stop Emotional Eating Before It Starts De-Stress in 3 Minutes or Less
    596&page=2 I know I am eating out of emotions today. I ha... Read more

  • Anyone from Clarence, NY (or in general near Buffalo)? Deaf?

    8/6/2017 9:29:46 AM, by CTUPTON

    I just thought I'd throw it out there. The Deaf is put there just because I used to teach Deaf students in Hartford, CT. (over 40 years) I have not yet made contact with anyone here near Clarence. But would love to. chris ... Read more

  • Just fun

    8/6/2017 8:19:47 AM, by CTUPTON

    Elegant elf ears earbuds. Just what I was wanting. chris... Read more

  • Trying to get through a few weeks of yuky medical appts.

    8/6/2017 8:00:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    Trying to get through a few weeks of very yuky doctor's appts. My face looks awful from some "freezing" of sun damage. And tomorrow is a biopsy of one spot. Aug. 16 colonoscopy. Oh boy. We are again trying to solve hubby's throat problem. It won't be easy. It is weak throat muscles and ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    8/5/2017 3:44:02 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy. i am recommiting myself to reaching a new goal weight. i have put on about 50 pounds extra last year and i am finally ready to get to my new goal weight and to stay there. i have the support of my family, friends and spark friends! i know i can do this! i am worth it... Read more

  • Niagara Falls oopsy

    8/5/2017 2:21:45 PM, by CTUPTON

    "Human error" is what today's newspaper article said. A few workers were doing various tasks and there were some shift changes, too. Workers were told to turn off a certain valve when stuff from that pipe turned dark. But no one was "watching the pot." That would have ended the problem--the... Read more

  • OOpsy! Someone's gonna "get it" for this huge mistake at Niagara Falls.

    8/4/2017 2:19:57 PM, by CTUPTON

    Not nice! I am thrilled that I did not pick that day to visit the falls. The sewage dump cleared within a few hours but their timing was exquisite. NOT! chris... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/4/2017 1:28:11 PM, by MOMMY445

    the job was a short lived one. it was only for one day. i am back actively looking for work. my daughter says hi. for all who celebrate the august holiday, happy holiday! it is a long weekend here in canada. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • I will look into this challenge. Thank you-my good spark friend!

    8/4/2017 10:15:21 AM, by CTUPTON
    ?blog_id=6345185 Has anyone joined this challenge? How did it work for you? chris... Read more

  • Interesting and tough week

    8/3/2017 10:52:39 PM, by TERRI289

    Zumba Convention was awesome..details when I am less stressed. Learned a lot, dance a lot, and had a great time with my five roommates!t Came home to a sick Dimitri kitty.. I took him to the vet for a bladder blockage and he stayed two days and was healthy enough to come home. Sadly, he reblo... Read more

  • Power Through

    8/3/2017 12:53:40 PM, by YAKIRA_AVIGAYIL

    I would like to share with you a post, by me, from our challenge group. I hope it will help some of you, whether, it's a fitness goal, or some other goal. Don't lose sight of the goal. And I meant it seriously, if you need help with keeping sight of your goals, motivation,.... a swift kick in the bu... Read more

  • What I have learned

    8/3/2017 8:10:53 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    "Don't become too vested in reaching your ultimate goal. Be open to learning no matter the results and enjoy your journey toward healthy changes."— Kristin S. Vickers Douglas, Ph.D., L.P. I found this quote and I am learning it is not the ultimate goal of losing this weight or that many inches- it... Read more


    8/3/2017 7:58:52 AM, by LBLIFECOACH

    Latest: Renewed our vows recently. Been together almost 3 years now! Authored 2 ebooks, published one and working on publishing 2nd one New place of fellowship New job starts on Tuesday Aug 8, 2017 New plateau of 194 lbs (better than 198 lbs) Youngest daughter turned 1... Read more

  • Day 20

    8/3/2017 12:26:12 AM, by HIGHDESERTGURL

    I felt hungrier today. I ate 6 grilled nuggets with no problem. Eating beans and cheese did not make me sick. I have an advising appointment for my new graduate school tomorrow. I am pretty excited about that.... Read more

  • My Therapist is Green!

    8/2/2017 9:54:59 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    Well I actually have multiple therapists...many green, some red, some purple, some orange and even some are blue or yellow! I have been feeling overwhelmed lately as new things hopped onto my life plate that were unexpected. Such is life! I spent some time with Miss Figgy, my fiddle leaf fig (who ha... Read more

  • Here we go again...

    8/2/2017 3:26:05 PM, by JLNHYATT

    Well, here we are again. Starting this page up for the umpteenth time in the last 10 years, starting over at nearly ground zero for the umpteenth time, and still dealing with the same old things. Each time I hope "this will be it, this will be the time it sticks", do good for a while, and then blow ... Read more

  • Working it out!

    8/2/2017 1:57:56 PM, by CARRILU

    Thank you for all of the kindness and wisdom on my wah wah blog. I needed a day of frustration and general feel sorry for myself and then I got up and going and it's in no small part to the great support here. I have decided that I am not in a good space to do strict AIP at the moment but t... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    8/2/2017 1:19:31 PM, by MOMMY445

    i got a job! i start tomorrow and it goes for two weeks! yay! i am so ready to work. I will make sure i have enough food to take my lunch with tomorrow and i will get all caught up on my laundry today. my daughter says hi and her soccer game went really well the other night! all of the birds say ch... Read more

  • Worried about hubby's doctor appt.

    8/2/2017 8:02:16 AM, by CTUPTON

    He talked about a feeding tube. No way! I just heard of a woman who cut hers off! She could not talk so she used this method to express her displeasure. Hubby has occasional bouts of almost choking. He coughs it out and then sneezes hard for awhile. It is not pretty. They will do a bari... Read more

  • Day 19

    8/2/2017 2:12:56 AM, by HIGHDESERTGURL

    I got a new bathroom scale today. Im really frustrated by the stall in my weight loss. Ive been 250 for two weeks now. My goal by the end of August is 230. I am really excited to be able to exercise and swim again on Thursday.... Read more

  • a new month

    8/1/2017 1:44:04 PM, by MOMMY445

    a new month is now underway. i am feeling a bit under the weather today. something i ate the other day did not agree with me. i am having small amounts of food and i am drinking plenty of water. other than that, i feel good. i will see how i feel later and go from there. my daughter says hi. all of ... Read more

  • Losing weight is NOT a straight path. Statistics. So I am not alone in a zig zag path.

    8/1/2017 12:58:54 PM, by CTUPTON

    The National Weight Loss Registry is a large, ongoing research study of several thousand individuals who have maintained weight loss. To be part of the study, participants need to have lost a minimum of 30 pounds and kept it off for at least a year. Registry members have lost an average of 66 ... Read more

  • Cookie Monster wisdom.

    8/1/2017 12:17:48 PM, by CTUPTON

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