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  • Finally Connected!

    1/19/2017 12:16:43 AM, by KIRBY1999

    I finally reconnected my Viviofit to my new phone, and connected it to SparkPeople. Not sure if there is a delay or not with updating through this app. We'll see tomorrow. Also had a long conversation with a coworker last week about SparkPeople and using a Viviofit (compared to the research I did... Read more

  • Thursday

    1/18/2017 11:42:16 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a wonderful and blessed day hugs... Read more

  • Wednesday...woohoo, back to teaching

    1/18/2017 10:34:27 PM, by TERRI289

    It felt good to be back and my knee held up well. My foot is a bit achy so I will baby it tomorrow. Ran a few errands and had a nice afternoon with the pets. Dh was great and took Max to the tennis court to run and play so I could cook dinner in peace. Quiet favorite!! 334... Read more

  • Thursday

    1/18/2017 9:53:48 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Finished early today as they were not busy at the other hospital so they asked me if I would like to take leave and seeing as hubby was home still not well I said I would, but do have a full day tomorrow where I normally work.... Read more

  • My New Favorite Breakfast!

    1/18/2017 9:51:45 PM, by TENYAG

    I am a HUGE fan of oatmeal. To make the oatmeal pictured, bring 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 tablespoon chia seeds, 1 cup milk of your choice, and 1 cup of water to a boil. Turn down to simmer and add one mashed banana. Cook for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 tablespoon nut butter and let sit fo... Read more

  • Checking in

    1/18/2017 8:30:38 PM, by CHRISTAN6

    I'm back! I think last time I was on here I was like 277lbs. In the past few years of not being on here I have lost about 50lbs. I'm now 128. Closer to 200 now rather than 300. My life has had its ups and downs, especially with my depression and anxiety. Those are under control mostly with a combina... Read more

  • Insanity T25

    1/18/2017 7:56:01 PM, by HEIDIJE

    I started this 10 week exercising program. Let's see how far I get.... Read more

  • Blood Pressure Is Up

    1/18/2017 7:31:10 PM, by 100LBLIGHTER

    Just a note to say hi and tell you all that I am back. Too many Christmas Cookies has caused me to gain weight and that in turn has caused my blood pressure to climb. I am back to chart my food and to track my sodium which is key in my blood pressure. Say a prayer for me. If I do no... Read more

  • Peace amid the storm

    1/18/2017 5:49:59 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    With so much to accomplish before my mother-in-law's memorial next week, I really cherish these moments of calm when I am alone in her house between errands or in the late evening and early morning hours. Some of that time I get to spend here. Thank you Spark friends for being here. You are the b... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/18/2017 3:03:56 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am putting in some extra time on my online courses today. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. i am taking it easy today. i had a one day job the other day and i enjoyed it. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Still holding steady

    1/18/2017 2:35:49 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    Still holding steady at 227. Felt fat(ter) for a few days, but, guess that was just impending shark week. Feeling a bit trimmer today. I mentioned to you guys, my charts, trying to keep the long view.
    ?blog_id=6289657 Thi... Read more

  • Be Here Now.

    1/18/2017 11:24:39 AM, by MILADY_DI

    Here I am, week two of my re-commitment to better health, day two of my entry into the world of SparkPeople. Honestly, I didn't even know this place existed until a friend wrote about it on her blog page at healthy-mommabee dot com. She's lost 110 pounds. Sometimes (okay a lot) I'm resentful of folk... Read more

  • Wednesday

    1/18/2017 12:54:06 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Had a good day today worked back where I belong but tomorrow I have to go back to the other job that I don't like but it is the last day for awhile I can't wait till we go on our cruise but just have to keep my fingers crossed as hubby has not been to good.... Read more

  • Tuesday....last day of rest. I am ready to...

    1/17/2017 11:14:55 PM, by TERRI289

    Teach my Zumba class tomorrow! My leg is at least 90 % and I am getting very restless. I had fun doing a chair workout on the couch but i am ready to move! It was a rainy day so I cleaned as much as I could and spent time training Max aka crazy legs. I also watched Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries... Read more

  • Try again, fail again, fail better.

    1/17/2017 10:31:15 PM, by PJDANIELS

    This really caught my eye today. Try again, fail again, fail better. I was kind of annoyed this morning, having one of those boo hoo moments. I have been doing what I am supposed to do, I am trying really hard, and I seem to be at a standstill. Not gaining, but not losing. I am d... Read more

  • Avocado Addict 1-Minute Guacamole

    1/17/2017 10:01:59 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    So lately I haven't been craving sugary sweets much which in and of itself is a NSV. Instead, for the past few weeks I have been obsessed with avocados. Thank goodness they are less expensive this time of year for some reason. They are low on my binge-o-meter because the fat and fiber are so fill... Read more

  • a little more from the research article

    1/17/2017 8:29:41 AM, by CTUPTON

    Even more recently, the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee reported that a diet “that is higher in plant-based foods, such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds, and lower in animal-based foods, is more health promoting.” And just this week, US News and World Report r... Read more

  • You have heard it before but here is more research--diabetes 2 prevention

    1/17/2017 8:22:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    First, let’s review the study. Researchers publishing in PLoS Medicine describe a study of more than 200,000 people in the U.S. who participated in health surveys over a 20-year period. They found that: •People who chose diets that were predominately of plant-based foods developed type 2 diabetes ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    1/17/2017 2:17:16 AM, by JTREMBATH

    That was a waste of my time putting all thos scopes through yesterday because when I got in this morning the head person was in already putting all the scopes through again, when I told her I put them through yesterday she said they would expire before they get used.... Read more

  • Spark Activity Tracker ... untimely demise...

    1/17/2017 1:00:37 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    So, we are disappointed that SparkPeople Activity Tracker (SAT or SPAT depending on how one thinks of "Sparkpeople" or "SparkPeople" will stop being supported after mid-to-late February, 2017. I was doing some searching to find out if there was a way to hack it to continue using it albeit witho... Read more

  • "Fat or Fart"

    1/16/2017 9:18:13 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I took "Fat or Fart" right out of Dr. Lustig's book. I figured it was catchy :). Most of this is nothing new, but it still helps me to get the reminder. Fiber is another key player in fighting visceral fat, metabolic disease and obesity (all of which are interrelated to some degree). He reports that... Read more

  • and errands

    1/16/2017 9:04:07 PM, by TERRI289

    The knee is better..yay. Not all the way but better. I had to go get Dimitri another bed...Max ate his new bed. Sigh. Max had a good day with his training...especially since he decided to visit the neighbors which involved going on the road to get in their yard. he is all about the leash and th... Read more

  • Floating to relax

    1/16/2017 8:11:20 PM, by CTUPTON

    om/ Please give me some opinions. this seems too good to be true. chris... Read more

  • Thank God for friends!

    1/16/2017 7:30:15 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Avoid this bank!

    1/16/2017 7:39:02 AM, by GOANNA2

    Subject: FW: ANZ Bank -this is brilliant Note to self: 'Cancel credit cards prior to death! Be sure and cancel your credit cards before you die! This is so priceless and so easy to see happening - customer service, being what it is today! A lady died this past January, and ANZ b... Read more

  • Monday

    1/16/2017 2:08:14 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Boy was I in for a suprise at my job in the other hospital, they are getting a new machine tomorrow like mine but because we wil be down to 1 machine tomorrow I was told that they wanted me to put all the scopes through ready for tomorrow just incase the dr. wanted to use them it took me most of the... Read more

  • Sunday..working on recovery

    1/15/2017 10:10:14 PM, by TERRI289

    The knee is holding up.. bit stiff still and now making popping noises. My friend is teaching my class tomorrow. Maybe by Wednesday I can get back to teaching. My FB family really helped get me out of my doldrums today. I am not good at being inactive but it helped to have kind words. My SP friend... Read more

  • 2017

    1/15/2017 9:12:36 PM, by GRANMALINDA

    I start 2017 where I started 2016. A few steps forward, a few steps backward so not staying in one place, dealing with life! I would like to start 2018 without having to make any resolutions, without having to devise any new and awesome plan for eating and moving. I would like to be "there", t... Read more

  • Birthday cake for a Crazy Cat Lady

    1/15/2017 8:38:41 PM, by CTUPTON

    chris... Read more

  • Sickness and NSV

    1/15/2017 1:05:19 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    Yesterday was the first time in two weeks I was able to work out. I feel soooo much better. I slept better last night, too. Yay. I'm about to do another workout. Hoping it's not as much of a struggle as the last one was. WOOF. 315 315 315 315 315 315 Weight stayed steady for four... Read more

  • Smokefree Day 25...AGAIN

    1/15/2017 11:43:36 AM, by MARILYN731

    I started taking Chantix to help me stop smoking. This is my 3 attempt and I've been smoke free for 25 days. I'm so very proud of it! I know, I've been at this place a couple other times. This time is different for me mentally though. The only thing is weight gain. Not smoking brings my thyroid to h... Read more

  • 2017 - Walking the Edge

    1/15/2017 9:06:33 AM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Hello. 213 Have you heard about Run the Edge 2017 in 2017? 2017 miles in 2017. (It is still open, if you are interested.) 334 A WRJ&G teammate brought it to our attention (thank you, Awmma) and I was intrigued. You can run, jog or walk them. You can ... Read more

  • Lousy day..

    1/14/2017 11:50:42 PM, by TERRI289

    Yesterday was good. Took a great Zumba class, taught a good Zumba Gold class, and had lunch with friends. Wrote a good letter of recommendation for a former student for graduate school and met friends for dinner and some tv. It was really fun filled day. Today I got up at 4 with the dog, did la... Read more

  • Not your ordinary school lunch room....

    1/14/2017 9:39:03 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Just in case you want a break from terrorism and politics and would like something pleasant to eat your meals with -
    n_US&rel=0... Read more

  • Sunday

    1/14/2017 9:06:14 PM, by JTREMBATH

    I am resting my feet today ready for the on slaught tomorrow.... Read more

  • Be There For Your Loved Ones...

    1/14/2017 8:52:22 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    You may have seen this going around on the Internet: At the Chicago Bulls Basketball team home games, they have a Kiss Cam. The idea is that couples images are displayed on the big screen over the basketball court and if your image is shown you should kiss your partner. That's the theory. ... Read more

  • Stuff is going wrong. I hate it.

    1/14/2017 1:51:30 PM, by CTUPTON

    The big one is, of course, flooding at our condo which I am trying to sell. But 2 more-- Hubby's watch is too far gone to keep. 198 A new battery did not work in it. And the cat 240 pooped and threw up in 4 different places in the new apartment--after just having the place cleaned.... Read more

  • Exercise Perfectionism gets me Procrastinating, but Mediocre sometimes Motivates

    1/14/2017 1:01:49 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I just can't seem to let go of my vision of how my workout must be. It usually involves having the "right" amount of time, energy and enthusiasm. Once again, I found myself slipping into this mentality, and it hit me for the 100th time that mediocre is fine. In fact, it's great as compared to stagna... Read more

  • The week that was.

    1/14/2017 12:49:36 AM, by GOANNA2

    Friday, Celebrating a friend's 70th at a High Tea. Saturday, Epiphany celebrations. Monday, went to the beach but too rough for swimming. Tuesday, the dreaded bluebottle stingers. No swimming again. Tuesday, walking along beautiful Main Beach. Thursday, full moon and the ... Read more

  • Great day

    1/13/2017 11:46:12 PM, by TERRI289

    Details tomorrow.... 334... Read more

  • Saturday

    1/13/2017 11:02:42 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Hubby and I went out shopping this morning as I had to pick up my new glasses and the jewellers was next door so he bought me a lovely ring I have to get it down sized as it was a bit big on my finger so will get it next week he told me I deserved it with having to look after him.... Read more

  • Keeping On...........

    1/13/2017 3:04:55 PM, by KAYEGURL08

    Where is rock bottom or even that comfortable place? This past several months I started to realize that even though I feel bad about my self, I don't really let myself see the chunky woman I am, just one more obese American. At my job we have to ride a shuttle from our parking area to our work ... Read more

  • I am back at it

    1/13/2017 12:39:38 PM, by HEIDIJUNEBUG

    Taking it week by week. Goal is to work out at the gym after work every day Mon-Fri. No excuses! Eating healthy every day. Allowing myself one small sweet treat per day to keep the sweet tooth at bay. No overindulging! No restricting calories as I am still nursing my baby boy who just turned eight m... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/13/2017 11:15:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. my daughter says hI! i am catching up on some errands and housework today. other than that, i have no other plans for the day. i brought some healthy snacks,food and a bottle of water with me to have when i am out and about. have a terrific day,everyone and a great ... Read more

  • Eat like a Millionaire!

    1/13/2017 2:01:04 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    While looking for some recipes for this: I came across an interesting article -
    very-day.html Wow! A part of me wondered if this guy is kin to the guy who founded Cooper Institute... Read more

  • Friday

    1/13/2017 1:47:06 AM, by JTREMBATH

    I am pleased this week is over but I was told this person is not going to be in next week either, and I have to go and work at the other hospital were I hardly work and got no idea what I am to do as none of the staff that normally work there are on leave all but the one that was suppose to be with ... Read more

  • Mission accomplished...the puppy slept through the night!

    1/12/2017 10:11:01 PM, by TERRI289

    Of course, he was wrapped around me on the couch. My sleep was not as good but he was so much less anxious this morning. Hopefully he will graduate to sleeping in his bed in the bedroom with us. The rest of my day was pleasant. I got my hair done, and also tutored two of my favorite girls. ... Read more

  • just sayin' ... putting a hold on celebrating

    1/12/2017 8:53:09 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    Today should have been a day of celebrating 5 years free of breast cancer. But I have to put that on hold ... for a week. Today's mamm indicates an abnormal calcification in the original cancer site that wasn't there last year ... so on Monday we get to have number kajillion biopsy. What fun! I... Read more

  • New year. New everything.

    1/12/2017 8:29:51 PM, by DYVCAST

    Walked away from working to make one entity money and gone into business for myself. A law firm and an accounting firm. Now I can help lots of small business succeed and protect themselves. Now I can make my hours and work from home around healthy food in my kitchen and with access to my dog, a sa... Read more

  • Babysat grand kids last night

    1/12/2017 5:01:11 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; DH has been having anxiety about his job again. they re-organized again. His new manager is someone he does not perceive as a good guy. this matters to my DH b/c he likes to have a relationship with his managers. He is old school and believes in loyalty. I am praying his anxiet... Read more

  • Come Cheer me on!!!

    1/12/2017 7:16:44 AM, by MIAMIRN

    Hello! 9 This is a dual purpose blog. I have joined the Community Member Team so now I am a community team member. Anyone can join. Just click the icon next to my profile name and you can find out what it's all about. I also joined the 2017 Winter 5% Weight Loss ... Read more

  • Thursday

    1/12/2017 1:56:13 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Today was not to bad because I made up my mind to do what I could without stressing out if I did not get it all done I did my bedt.... Read more

  • Gotta get back on track

    1/12/2017 1:20:46 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    I was caring for my mom-in-law in her home with hospice help. She died yesterday morning. It was exhausting to care for her. Now the energy is different, but so many details. Spent nearly 5 hours at the mortuary today with her daughter, son and other daughter-in-law. With all that has gon... Read more

  • Long day.....

    1/11/2017 11:25:47 PM, by TERRI289

    A good day...Zumba gold, coffee with friends, lunch with another, and worked in the evening. Good night 41... Read more

  • just sayin' ... JUST DO IT

    1/11/2017 8:06:18 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    They say you can not exercise away a bad diet. Day 8 Beck Solution ... exercise is not optional if you want to lose weight. Sounds like the two go hand in hand. I have a tendency to sit ... on my laurels alllllll day. Hubby's idea of a great vacation is running around seeing a do... Read more

  • Karate Kick with Healthy Habits

    1/11/2017 7:36:52 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I used to think I sometimes binged as a way of showing myself love in a harsh world. I now realize it is more complicated. It has more in common with something like head banging or cutting (at least for me.) I am fortunate that my child with autism was never into head banging, but from time t... Read more

  • All talk and no action

    1/11/2017 2:50:12 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    Yeah, I talk a good game... Today, I was paying bills. No one cares about them but me, that's fine, it's more peaceful that way. Electric bill, online. ($400+) Property taxes, online. ($2000+) Car taxes, online. ($300+) Dental bills from the past few months... paper only. Fine. ... Read more

  • Week 2 Weigh-in

    1/11/2017 8:59:23 AM, by KIRBY1999

    Down another 4.4! Whoop, whoop! It's very exciting especially since I felt bloated from drinking so much water.... Read more

  • January 2017 RESTART

    1/11/2017 8:43:18 AM, by HEALTHY4CAROLYN

    WOW, did I really just type 201....7??! Oh my. Where does the time go!? I've dabbled in Sparkpeople over the last couple years so I never completely disappeared. Life has definitely thrown me for a loop several times and knocked many of my plans out from under me BUT I do remember what it felt ... Read more

  • I am trying to think positively....

    1/11/2017 8:41:08 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Just for laughs.

    1/11/2017 5:58:40 AM, by GOANNA2

    A cowboy, who just moved to Wyoming from Texas, walks into a bar and orders three mugs of beer. He sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more. The bartender approaches and tells the cowboy, “You kno... Read more

  • Wednesday

    1/11/2017 1:35:39 AM, by JTREMBATH

    By the end of the day my feet are so sore but the person who is suppose to be helping me is once again off work on Acc with something that was suppose to happen to her on her flight back from South Africa way back in October which she had not said anything about nobody knew until she said she was of... Read more

  • Busy working in the house day....but I need a nap

    1/10/2017 10:01:05 PM, by TERRI289

    Making progess on the decluttering..taking time Here is a picture from last Friday's concert. Can you find me? Sweet dreams... 102... Read more

  • It's All About That Visceral Fat!

    1/10/2017 8:44:34 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I'm underlying so many things in Dr. Lustig's book Fat Chance (pretend I underlined this title). While I may have read most of it before, he gives a powerful reminder. It's all about the visceral fat, the fat in the abdomen that surrounds organs. As someone who, like all the ladies in my family befo... Read more

  • Cheese with my whine

    1/10/2017 7:25:46 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    Heavy rant ahead just so I don't hit the kitchen, you've been warned, feel free to skip this and come back another day... So, I mentioned in my October blog posts that I had my wisdom teeth removed. They'd needed to come out for years, but, I couldn't afford the work, so I kept putting... Read more

  • GoNoodle

    1/10/2017 7:10:49 PM, by KIRBY1999

    I'm committed to doing these brain breaks with my students. I always tell them if I can do it, you can too! What I'm really thinking is if my fat body can do these, you shouldn't be standing there!... Read more

  • Water Woes

    1/10/2017 7:02:40 PM, by KIRBY1999

    I'm not for certain, but I think drinking so much water is making me feel bloated. I've lost 2.8 lbs at the last weigh-in, but I just feel ugh... I'm not having any trouble getting 6 cups in a day. Just having to pace myself during the school day since I only get one chance to use the restroom.... Read more

  • just sayin' ... you don't find time ... you create it

    1/10/2017 5:40:03 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    My beloved hubby tells me alllllll day how he doesn't have enough time. No time to take out the trash. No time to clean out the garage. No time to take alllll the recycling to the neighborhood bins. No time to clean out his cop room ... he's a retired Marshal. No time ... no time!!! Hmmmm ... h... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/10/2017 11:11:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have decided to just stick to work not too far away. it was not worth all of the time,expense i would have incurred by working in a city far away from home. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Tomorrow this time...

    1/10/2017 10:04:18 AM, by MONANISA

    I will be heading to back surgery. I have to remember it is like a lot of things you have to hurt before it gets better. I look forward to many things after my surgery and during my recovery. To walk more than a 1/2 block or cook dinner with out nerve pain will be AWESOME! I enjoy the words of e... Read more

  • Water damage at the condo I am trying to sell! Oh no!

    1/10/2017 7:02:22 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have been dealing with a bad situation. I am trying to stay positive but it is very difficult. Our condo is up for sale but there has been a great deal of water damage! At first we thought it was a frozen, burst water pipe. It took me many days of frustrating phone calls to get an accurate pictur... Read more

  • Tuesday

    1/10/2017 1:38:14 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Had to go over to the hospital this morning so I went to see our manager to wish her a happy new year because I don't see her much she said I was doing well even though I told her that my feet were still quite sore as it is only a week ago I had the stitches out.... Read more

  • Monday night.....

    1/9/2017 9:35:24 PM, by TERRI289

    Last night the puppy slept until 6 am..because I slept on the couch with him. I didn'tget a lot of sleep but he seemed very content ! He slept until 6 am which was nice. Today's Zumba class went well...even with me being tired. I even managed to walk the puppy twice in the snow....very tiring b... Read more

  • My Love Affair with Food Shall Continue!

    1/9/2017 9:10:17 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I live to eat and have no desire to merely eat to live. I finally decided it's fine if food brings me joy, eases my anxiety and helps me deal with stress. The key is it must be the right food. It has to be a food low on the "binge-o-meter" (my made up term or perhaps something I don't recall reading... Read more

  • just sayin' ... I'm lucky

    1/9/2017 9:09:40 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    So Beck Solution Day 7 is about arranging your environment to meet your needs. I am lucky in soooooo many ways. I am retired ... no work place issues to deal with. Halle-freakin'-lujah!!! I have a skinny, healthy hubby ... who weighs the same as when I found him 40+ years ago. Hubby do... Read more

  • just sayin' ... I'm lucky

    1/9/2017 9:09:40 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    So Beck Solution Day 7 is about arranging your environment to meet your needs. I am lucky in soooooo in many ways. I am retired ... no work place issues to deal with. Halle-freakin'-lujah!!! I have a skinny, healthy hubby ... who weighs the same as when I found him 40+ years ago. Hubby... Read more

  • Car accident and healthy living

    1/9/2017 6:30:40 PM, by RISINGBLUESTAR

    Hey everyone! Hope you are well. About two weeks ago, my mom and I were in a car accident. Everyone is okay, though mom and I were a bit sore and going through whiplash. I have to wait until some neck pain subsides before getting back to the gym. The good news is I have had a successful week with he... Read more

  • Help me write a book (you will gain much more)

    1/9/2017 4:04:24 PM, by OLDEROWL

    First I felt I should share this link because it is practical advice for those who might feel their New Years Goals may have been set too high or too low.
    tm_medium=email&utm_c... Read more

  • got up and went to the gym early

    1/9/2017 12:19:22 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; after my exercise I got super dizzy. I was not expecting this. I remember last year I had an occurrence during this time of year. I have sinus problems due to the extreme cold and then in my state we have high allergy season going on. I came home and felt better in an hour. My DD ... Read more

  • Monday

    1/9/2017 1:40:52 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Managed the day but feet were a bit ore so was pleased to get home to get my shoes off.... Read more

  • Just change your mind.

    1/8/2017 10:36:52 PM, by PJDANIELS

    That sounds simple. Change your mind. Over the past few months I really slid back into old behavior, doing a lot of the old things I did, and getting, of course, the same old results (grrrr...not good). Then I changed my mind and decided to do things in a healthier way instead, the way I... Read more

  • Measurements 1/8/17

    1/8/2017 9:41:07 PM, by 4_MY_GIRLZ_N_ME

    Starting the Altered Bodies competition with Mark. Here are my initial measurements: L Bicep - 18.5 in R Bicep - 19 in Natural Waist - 57 in Hips - 59.5 in L Thigh - 33 in R Thigh - 31 in Chest - 57 in L Calf - 21 in R Calf 21.5 in Total 317.5 in Mark's measurements are: ... Read more

  • Snow Day

    1/8/2017 9:33:40 PM, by CONNIEKACZ1

    Stayed firm and on the plan.... Read more

  • having a relaxing day after the gym

    1/8/2017 3:52:29 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; This morning I went to the gym and did a great work out. I ended up taking a nap b/c I was tired after the workout. Over all the weekend has been very relaxing and refreshing after a very busy holiday season. Have a good day. 104... Read more

  • just sayin' ... I broke up with my scale and I need a coach/cheerleader

    1/8/2017 12:16:01 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    About six weeks ago ... I decided to break up with my scale. We have had a love hate relationship ... it loves to make me hate it. I read tips for success on Sparks and one of the tips was to ... weigh once a week while losing and daily after reaching your goal. Made sense to me since my s... Read more

  • Early morning inspiration while I am decluttering

    1/8/2017 10:15:41 AM, by TERRI289

    Happy Sunday!!... Read more

  • Welcome to Buffalo. But I did not have to drive!

    1/8/2017 10:11:20 AM, by CTUPTON
    WHJWRk0zVpQ... Read more

  • I asked my new doctor about fatty liver

    1/8/2017 8:40:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    His answer was, "Lose weight. That is the remedy." I asked if there was any additional medical help. He said no--just lose weight. chris... Read more

  • Peace. Pleasure Experienced by Accepting all Creation as it Exists

    1/8/2017 8:13:11 AM, by CTUPTON

    I receive emails Notes from the Universe. This article is about the founder, Mike Dooley. It is a follow-up on my blog about talking to my unconscious mind before sleeping. chris
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  • Sunday

    1/8/2017 1:13:22 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Well back to work tomorrow my feet have heeled but they tell me I have basic cell carcinoma on one of them it showed up in the biopsy so not sure what they will do next. We are having nice weather at the moment at long last our temperature was 22 deg celcius.... Read more

  • Friday/Saturday

    1/7/2017 11:38:59 PM, by TERRI289

    Friday I had a good day..taught Zumba Gold, attended a great painting class, sold tickets to a basketball game and in the evening attended a great concer in AC. We saw a Bruce Springsteen tribute band that sounds and looks grea. Today I got a lot of errands done before the roads got bad. We ... Read more

  • just sayin' ... S-L-O-W and steady wins the race

    1/7/2017 8:30:04 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    Day 5 of Beck Solution is eating s-l-o-w-l-y and mindfully. This is a lot more work than ya think. I started eating s-l-o-w-l-y several weeks ago while reading Mindful Diet by Wolever and Reardon. I started by setting a timer for 20 minutes ... just to gauge my "speed" of eating. I put down my ... Read more

  • We are Conditioned to Get High on Food, but It's Addicts like me who Suffer

    1/7/2017 6:50:01 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I'm getting overly bloggy because we had a somewhat unexpected winter blast where the snow was not ideal for play and the well below freezing temperature made it slick in spots. This left us trapped (mostly) at home. How do I cheer up my kids? We'll have hot cocoa! If I had said brownies too, the ha... Read more

  • LIfe's little curve balls

    1/7/2017 6:07:57 PM, by COONSY

    So, just when things seem to take a really good turn, and you feel like things are going really positively, the um and yang of the universe step in and decide to balance things, because how dare we have too much awesome going on at once! At least in my case, it didn't take long. On Friday, Dece... Read more

  • Cold here DH is not in a great mood.

    1/7/2017 1:25:21 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; I am busy on my laptop doing much organization. I am getting ready for tax time. I just received my turbotax. Dh is organizing his office. He did not sleep well so he is grouchy. I have no problems every one has a bad day. He went to Weight Watchers and lost 5 lbs in one week.... Read more

  • Whoop whoop, added 5 min!

    1/7/2017 11:49:24 AM, by KIRBY1999

    Added 5 minutes to my exercise on the bike today. Trying to not hurt my knee anymore than it is. I've got 10 more minutes to do today (something, maybe Wii Fit?) to hit my weekly goal.... Read more

  • Mother Nature knows Best: She Makes Binge-Proof Amazing Tasting Foods!

    1/7/2017 10:32:46 AM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    Last night, long after dinner, I was really craving the second half of an avocado I had opened earlier for a snack. I finally decided to go for it. I even made a quick guacamole with spring onion, cilantro, lemon flakes and salt and I dipped some "wholesome," but processed crackers in. YUM! After I ... Read more

  • 9:19 AM and I just got major organizing done!

    1/7/2017 9:28:46 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Time for laughter

    1/7/2017 7:24:48 AM, by GOANNA2

    Two men were sitting next to each other in Murphy's Pub in London. After a while, one bloke looks at the other and says, "I can't help but think, from listening to you, that you are from Ireland." The other bloke responds proudly, "Yes, that I am!" The first one says, "So am I! And whe... Read more

  • My thoughts on portion size vs seerving size

    1/7/2017 6:57:02 AM, by CTUPTON

    Thank you--I think you helped me understand portion size and serving size. Is this right? Portion is the size I serve myself but a serving is what is printed on the package so the nutritional values can be determined The serving size is "artificial, " just so we can have a ... Read more