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  • 300

    8/23/2014 10:18:50 AM, by JENNIFER2578

    I don't normally weigh myself on the weekends but I did today and I lost a few more pounds! Down to 300 now. I cant wait to be in the 200's. As I am typing I am thinking that might sound pathetic to some people but I am feeling wonderful about it and ...weekends are usually my down fall but I am goi... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Saturday, August 23, 2014

    8/23/2014 7:08:34 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    August 23, 2014 BE KIND AND GENEROUS We all know people who are generous to others. These people were either raised in a home where they were taught these values or they learned them through situations in life. Either way, a kind and generous person is one who is pleasant to be around. If we do... Read more

  • Countdown day 90..89 --aiming at eventual 100% compliance with suggested eating plan

    8/23/2014 4:41:25 AM, by CTUPTON

    I will try having a "chunky" rather than a smoothie today! I LOVEIT, Justyna. Thanks for that chuckle. I certainly am not being 100% compliant. I am following that advice very well. And I don't feel sick at all. It is only the second day restarting. I did not get sick till the 10th... Read more

  • Health Problems

    8/23/2014 2:19:20 AM, by LADYDICE

    So I had been doing really well on staying on track on my weight loss, calorie counts, water intake and going to the gym. We went on vacay in July. When we got back home, I started feeling exhausted, fatigued upon waking up, started struggling to lose weight again, and a few small chest pains ... Read more

  • Saturday

    8/23/2014 12:34:18 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    going to the salon to do my hair enjoy your day be blessed sending prayers light love joy and happiness hugz... Read more

  • Traveling Friday

    8/22/2014 11:03:17 PM, by TERRI289

    We are back in NJ..it was a shortest vacation that we ever had since we got married Hope to have pictures tomorrow...had the best time with Jess and Marck and Merrille and Pat and her dh! Woot woot! ... Read more

  • 17659 step count.

    8/22/2014 10:10:21 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    17659 was my step count for last night. On track for the Ten K Steps a Day program listed on my profile. I only got 7 thousand steps last night because I had migraines and cramps. I hate to sound like a girlie girl, but PMS is... Read more

  • Saturday

    8/22/2014 9:10:46 PM, by JTREMBATH

    We have got a fantastic day here it is very much like the 1st day of Spring very cold in the morning though. Hubby was feeling a bit better today so that was good.... Read more

  • Cleaning Out Closets and Organizing

    8/22/2014 7:58:42 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Since my workout activity is severely curtailed, I have been looking for ways to move and increase activity around the house. Right now, I need filtered air and have trouble breathing when I go outdoors. I decided to clean out my side of the bedroom closet and my dresser drawers. It took me about... Read more

  • Measuring Mental Pain

    8/22/2014 5:02:03 PM, by MYSTERY4EVER

    When I have had surgery, I have been asked routinely to give a measure of my pain on a scale of 1 to 10. On my personal scale, childbirth after the epidural failed and blocked gallbladder are my number 10's. They were such big things that all else has seemed much less. But there is no scale t... Read more

  • Sicker - Melanoma? - Oil of Oregano - Macha - Coconut Palm Sugar

    8/22/2014 4:42:53 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    My bronchitis is worse. Taking this long to get over it is normal for me. I will usually show signs that I am recovering, and then will relapse worse than ever, and then it will be a long slow haul to get over it. Sometimes (as in, usually) it takes a couple of months. Just in time for my (usual) ti... Read more

  • Good - Better -Best (week 24 recap)

    8/22/2014 3:58:21 PM, by RED456838

    Only a few notables this week: 1. It's 5+years since our family went to a fair - and we did this week & had a blast! For the first time our local annual event had free admission and advance buy 1/2 price all you can ride bracelets. This year's committee (finally) gets it: the typical family ... Read more

  • it's friday

    8/22/2014 1:34:52 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am having a good day so far! woo hoo! my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it's friday! the weekend is here! yay! i am looking forward to meeting up with one of my friends this afternoon. then i meet up with my good friend later on, for supper and a visit. have a wonderful day,ev... Read more

  • Countdown day 90 --aiming at eventual 100% compliance with suggested eating plan

    8/22/2014 12:42:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been advised to more slowly follow the ALCAT eating plan based on my food sensitivities. So I don't have to be "perfect" yet. In 3 months hopefully I will have adjusted so I can eliminate foods seriously, moderately, and mildly sensitive to. Eventually I should be able to tak... Read more

  • I am positive

    8/22/2014 10:02:55 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Yesterday we went to SF Zoo. GD just loved the animals. It was a great day. The bear exhibit where they feed the grizzlies was fabulous. Left before GD had a melt down from need of a nap. She made it home. baby took a long nap. DD and SIL had an appt for a massage which I d... Read more

  • PiYo: Week 3 - Day 5

    8/22/2014 9:01:03 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Last night the sky cleared up and the sun came out. So I decided to go for a run. I am a wimp and will not run in the cold. So I only have a few months left of running before I will only be working out indoors. I decided to take advantage of the nice weather and go for a run. Read more

  • My Angels

    8/22/2014 8:56:40 AM, by MSFROGGIE

    My angels will be over this weekend! Yeah!! They were visiting for a few weeks, and left last Saturday. My daughter needs to come back to take the rest of her stuff home. The girls have been missing their Grams. I've been living on my own for about 5 years, so adjusting to 3 extra peo... Read more

  • Sign for my computer to improve

    8/22/2014 6:51:51 AM, by CTUPTON

    At doctor visits I always regret not having done the things to make my "numbers" better. To remind myself , I made a sign to tape on my computer: GOAL: Next doctor visit-lower A1C, lower BP, lower triglycerides, lower weight. I know the habits that help these numbers, but I need a pus... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, August 22, 2014

    8/22/2014 6:38:58 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    August 22, 2014 TO BE HONEST Honesty is the best policy. When we are honest, we don’t have to keep our stories straight. When we are honest, we don’t have to remember what we told one person so we can be sure to tell others the same thing. When we are honest, we can set the example for others.... Read more

  • Burn more fat by 1 min. high intensity exercise alternated with 20 min. of moderate exercising.

    8/22/2014 6:35:29 AM, by CTUPTON

    A Cardio Obsession Ramp up cardio, burn calories and fat. Sounds simple enough, but the latest science on exercising for weight loss says otherwise. Classic cardio — walking on the treadmill, running, stepping, spinning, etc. — doesn’t help you lose as much weight as you might think, says Jim K... Read more

  • New puppy

    8/22/2014 4:46:51 AM, by RISINGBLUESTAR

    I am trying to get a pic of the new puppy up but it keeps appearing upside down! She can get on kitchen chairs herself and she is a ball of energy. She is mostly black with some white. I can't wait until I can get the pic right! :)... Read more

  • Thursdary

    8/22/2014 4:43:33 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day sending prayers and blessing hugz... Read more

  • Terrific Thursday. .

    8/21/2014 11:39:15 PM, by TERRI289

    Spending the day with people that you adore is the best way to celebrate life! My dh and I had so much fun for the second day in a row with my Spark buddy and her eh. We ate, went to gardens, we ate, and we Sparked. Pictures to follow! Good night! ... Read more

  • Still working...

    8/21/2014 8:59:16 PM, by LILITHD

    I just did an unofficial weigh-in and found that I've lost almost another pound. I'm excited about that. I just worry that when classes start Monday, I'm gonna forget how to take care of myself and start gaining it back. That's what happened the last time and I'm even bigger now than I was then. I d... Read more

  • A Better Day Today

    8/21/2014 7:18:28 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    I deleted the blog I put up at 2 in the morning. It served it’s purpose of ‘getting it out’ so I could have a chance of actually going to sleep after that. And, it also was in a place that I could easily ‘cut & paste’ it this morning into my computer journal (cause last night I typed it in from my k... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    8/21/2014 3:24:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    i just found out a while ago that i got into the online upgrading course i wanted! yes! i will have to take math separately, at a different place. the coordinator for the program will send me the links for that one this week. then i can go ahead and plan to be in college for september 2015, full tim... Read more

  • Yah! Friday

    8/21/2014 2:43:16 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Hubby was really sick last night sure whether it is the antibiotic he is taking as they are very strong or if it was a tummy bug, he said he felt a bit better this morning.... Read more

  • Starting over-Again.

    8/21/2014 12:28:21 PM, by HEATHERJM1

    Oh wow! 3 years since my last blog post. Since then, my Curves closed so no more inside gym for me. I've been trying to start running instead. There s a great trail in town that I like to use. I've been walking up a mile then jogging back about a half and walking the rest. My neighbor also goes ther... Read more

  • That's it, I'm done!!!

    8/21/2014 9:43:30 AM, by MSFROGGIE

    I could shoot myself at times. I bought the Activity Tracker. It was nice and small, didn't like that it only synced certain times, but at the end of the day, it tracked my steps. And then I lost it, out in the world I refused to buy another, I'll use the big bulky electronic... Read more

  • Well good times have come to the end

    8/21/2014 9:38:51 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DD started the criticism of me most of the day. I know things have changed with GD. She was throwing tantrums yesterday. DD had the nerve to tell me that GD is throwing tantrum b/c I was there. I told DD then she is a very exceptional child since she waits until I come. 2 year old... Read more

  • PiYo: Week 3 - Day 4

    8/21/2014 9:05:45 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    This morning I got to try another new PiYo workout!!! My original plan was to do a bit of Body Combat and the Strength Intervals workout. However, my alarm didn't go off for some reason on my phone. Or it said it was going off but there was no sound. Not sure what went wrong. Anyways, I only ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, August 21, 2014

    8/21/2014 7:07:58 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    August 21, 2014 THE DAILY GRIND So often. So many times. So quickly. We get into a routine with our daily habits. We get up and do the same things. We go the same places. We talk to the same people. After a while, the routine either gets boring or it gets to where we just aren’t thinking any mo... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday

    8/20/2014 11:30:41 PM, by TERRI289

    Had the best day..Had coffee with Pat, Fred,Merrilee and Steve. Saw two different lighthouses and got take Zumba class with Merrilee. She let me teach three songs..woohoo! It was a great day with great friends!!! ... Read more

  • Woman Without An Address… No More!

    8/20/2014 11:20:46 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

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    `*★¸.• One Step In The Right Direction! I got out of the house today. Took my kindle and w... Read more

  • 11,947 was my step count for last night.

    8/20/2014 11:06:02 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    11,947 was my step count for last night. On track with my Fitbit for the ten K steps a day fitness plan listed on my fitness profile. Not fully the 12 thousand I like per day, grrrr I am slipping. Oh well, went out with friends, and had to cut my workout short. You have to have a life you know.... Read more

  • Back Again

    8/20/2014 3:39:33 PM, by FLAPDOODLEDEB

    So I have not used Sparkpeople since April 2012. Back again to meet my health goals. Anyone out there have suggestions to stay focused? Thanks... Read more

  • What? 2008!

    8/20/2014 3:36:39 PM, by JENNIFER2578

    I was just looking at my profile and realized I started working with Spark in 2008, when I was 30. I cant believe it. It is a little depressing to think that if I would have stuck to my guns back then I could be maintaining a healthy weight right now. Instead, 50 or more pounds and another child lat... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    8/20/2014 3:18:58 PM, by MOMMY445

    another nice summer day. my daughter's last day at day camp is tomorrow, it is a full day at the camp for her. she gets to see the movie frozen.all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hello! it was calling for rain for most of the day here. so far, it only rained once in the morning. there is ... Read more

  • THURSDAY

    8/20/2014 2:44:16 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Hubby got sent home yesterday as his toe was really sore and swollen, by last night his fingers and his left leg was swollen not sure why but might be fluid, he has an appointment on Sunday I could not believe that they do ultrasounds on a Sunday but yes they do evidently so his appointment is 10:15... Read more

  • Oh the buffet........

    8/20/2014 2:33:02 PM, by JXFINK

    I went to a buffet the other day. This is something that I do not do often because it is nearly impossible to control calories. I have no problem putting a small portion on my plate.... of everything and before you know it, the best intentions have been shot to H--L. However, this day, I was allowin... Read more

  • Day 235 - Interesting balance

    8/20/2014 1:07:54 PM, by KAYJ76

    Teaching all day makes for a difficult time finding time to eat. Yesterday, I did not get enough calories throughout the day and was STARVING by the time I got home. Not because I forgot to bring food, but because I didn't have time to eat. Today was better. The schedule is different everyday, s... Read more

  • Ok, Enough With the Feet Already

    8/20/2014 10:30:01 AM, by SHIMMYHIP

    Did my foot stretches before, during, and after my walk. Had some pain. Not as much. Was able to pick up my pace towards the end of my walk. Feeling pretty good! Glad to be able to continue with my routine!!!! So proud of myself for not giving up! Yea Me!!!!!! Blessings to ALL... Read more

  • Another wonderful morning

    8/20/2014 9:30:09 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning - got my exercise in this morning. Going to a doctor appt for DD. She is 36 weeks. She is still commuting, but not today due to doctor appt. I babysat GD while DD and SIL went out to dinner. They came back all happy to have time together. I bought a new book for GD. I read abou... Read more

  • PiYo: Week 3 Days 1, 2, & 3

    8/20/2014 9:13:41 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Wow! This week got off to a busy start. But I still managed to keep up with my workouts!! Loving it. Monday evening I decided to throw in some Turbo Fire HIIT! I did HIIT 15. One of my favorite workouts. It's short but inte... Read more

  • Under Construction (aka Improvements!)

    8/20/2014 7:49:28 AM, by CHERYL_ANNE

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  • Tea tree oil is helping bruises

    8/20/2014 7:46:29 AM, by CTUPTON

    I have been surprised how well tea tree oil (and icing) works for bruising . After the chiropractor does the Graston technique on tissue bumps around my knee and shoulder, often I am bruised. He has been putting something on my skin after the treatment. I got to thinking maybe that is tea tree ... Read more

  • Stuff I hate!

    8/20/2014 7:41:31 AM, by RISINGBLUESTAR

    Nothing seems to help my thyroid issues. No matter how healthy I eat, how much I cut down or how intense my workouts are. The doctors frustrate me even more. I shouldn't have to feel nervous or worry about going. If the blood tests show up normal than it's my fault. Plus the PCOS. It just makes me w... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    8/20/2014 7:16:43 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    August 20, 2014 PATIENCE AND TRUST So many times we want to rush into things. We want what we want right now so we go ahead and make decisions that may not be the right ones. Those wrong decisions lead to problems and those problems lead to discouragement. That discouragement could lead to more... Read more

  • Confusion...dementia

    8/20/2014 1:18:04 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    As I encourage Mom in new behaviors I feel a bit like the bad guy. She balks, argues, says what she thinks we want to hear and goes about her merry way. Working with several nurses, physical therapist and low level care giver. Not fun, but necessary. No appetite and can't taste or chew. So than... Read more

  • Happyhump day

    8/20/2014 12:14:20 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day be blessed and sending prayers hugz... Read more

  • Happyhump day

    8/20/2014 12:14:17 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day be blessed and sending prayers hugz... Read more

  • Changes .....

    8/19/2014 8:25:01 PM, by NGCHILD

    So for a while now I have been contemplating not drinking my typical gallon of peach tea a day. Hubby and I drink alot of Crystal Light Peach Tea. Obviously. I have been maintaining my weight loss of 66 pounds give or take 10 pounds for a year. I can gain 10 pounds in a wee... Read more

  • Progress and News

    8/19/2014 7:02:47 PM, by GEORGIAGRL79

    Good news first! I am down 20 pounds, which is awesome. Workouts are getting easier. My personal trainer still makes them challenging, but I am doing more weight with fewer breaks. It feels good to make progress. Less than good news now. It is official now that I have Hashimoto's Di... Read more

  • My Fitness Plan or My Car? Hey! They are The Same!

    8/19/2014 2:43:20 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Remember to think in FORWARD thoughts and never in reverse. Imagine yourself in a car and just never hit park or reverse... always move forward. Even when you are eating something off track, just take the wheel and turn it back in the right direction. Don't stop! If you blow a tire, don't run a... Read more

  • Wednesday

    8/19/2014 2:35:48 PM, by JTREMBATH

    I have only got a half day today so I am pleased with that as hubby's toe was really sore this morning he said it had been throbbing all night.... Read more

  • Not Giving In

    8/19/2014 1:32:13 PM, by SHIMMYHIP

    My patients keep telling me that getting older aint for sissies. I am starting to believe them, but I refuse to give in. This foot pain is very new to me. I have been heavy since puberty but that never limited my activity. Got new wonderful shoes. Got my new mindset. Getting up at 5am W... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    8/19/2014 1:02:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    i do have some errands to run today. it is a really nice,sunny day here. my daughter and i will be doing some back to school shopping tomorrow. i picked up some supplies that i will need for school. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. i am still working on being able to go to schoo... Read more

  • Keep trying...just keep trying

    8/19/2014 9:47:00 AM, by JENNIFER2578

    So I screwed up last night. Mondays suck and I was really ready to just go home have dinner and veg out with the kids. Then my husband suggest happy hour. Without a second thought I was in. I did try to keep it to a minimum, but this morning I was still angry with myself. I joined a message board th... Read more

  • Another 10K steps day and new mini goal

    8/19/2014 9:28:38 AM, by BECKYF3506

    I turned 58 this weekend. 60 is coming up fast. I want to be one of those older ladies who dresses well and always looks nice the older I get, not the frumpy-dumpy stereotypical fat grandmother that I feel like right now. I'm happy to say that I had another over-10K steps day yesterday. Mowing ... Read more

  • wow what a day yesterday with exercise

    8/19/2014 8:22:03 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    good Morning; Yesterday, I did the gym in the morning and lots of chores for DD. DD has been very nice to me. Yesterday, I did 5 loads of laundry, cleaned her house and took Addy to and from daycare. DD cooked a lovely meal which I could eat. GD was fun to be with- no tantrums. She is talkin... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    8/19/2014 6:25:55 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    August 19, 2014 GREED Most of us don’t think of ourselves as being greedy. However, greed can creep up on us if we aren’t careful. Greed is focusing on something or someone so much that we lose focus on God. Greed is when we wake up thinking about what we want rather than being grateful for wh... Read more

  • 14778 step count.

    8/19/2014 5:09:54 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    14778 was my step count for last night. On track for 10 k steps a day fitness plan.... Read more

  • Tues

    8/19/2014 1:28:27 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day be blessed hugzz... Read more

  • Back to it, back to school..........

    8/19/2014 12:11:38 AM, by TIME4CARRI

    The high schoolers started back today, the rest start on Wednesday. I have been holding out under 200 but doinking around with the same four pounds. up, down, lather, rinse repeat. My baby is two months old today and so it's time to get back to exercising. Summer was great. I had hoped to lose more ... Read more

  • Happy Monday

    8/18/2014 4:25:06 PM, by MSFROGGIE

    busy day at work. Monday's usually are, doesn't help that we had two meetings. I did have a chance to walk for 20 minutes this morning. Using my "old" pedometer. Lost the Spark meter. Debating if I want to buy another electronic pedometer. It's nice that it syncs, so I don't have to ... Read more

  • Tuesday

    8/18/2014 2:56:47 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Well we finally got to the Dr. I have changed his Dr. which he was pleased about and the Dr. told him he had a fungus and infection in his toe so he now has 10 days antibiotics and 3 months fungal medication to take seeing he has had the fungus in his toe for about 2 years I hope the medication clea... Read more

  • it's monday

    8/18/2014 11:46:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have made some inquiries on help i need to complete one section of an application package i need to finish filling out to be accepted into a women's program that specifically helps single moms to get back on their feet. my daughter says hi and sends hugs! all of the birds are doing well and say ch... Read more

  • Cleaning Today

    8/18/2014 11:14:16 AM, by AQUAGIRL08

    I woke up with my eyes almost swollen shut and gloppy. Not a good sign as these things go. Our person came to clean, so I changed the bed and put in a load of laundry. We changed the furnace filter and I cleaned the outside of the cold air return, which was covered with dust. It isn't like we nev... Read more

  • PiYo End of Week 2

    8/18/2014 9:22:18 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Well I am a little behind on my PiYo workouts due to a weekend long course I had to take on teaching adults. I will be teaching a marketing course starting in September at the college near by. So I didn't actually get any PiYo workouts in all weekend. Last night after being stuck in a classroo... Read more

  • got my exercise in already

    8/18/2014 7:48:14 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I am on my home town time instead of DD's time. Talked to DH this morning. I did not go to late dinner last night- I was so tired by 6 pm -I could not function any more. I got myself a light dinner at Whole Foods. Took a good shower and went to bed- slept all night long. Wond... Read more

  • Something I think everyone should listen to, especially after Robin William's death.

    8/18/2014 7:46:34 AM, by GOANNA2

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    owerful-and-inspiring-speech/ I admire this young man. I hope this message is heard by many people. Depression is real - it is not a stigma.... Read more

  • Who doesn't like weekends???

    8/18/2014 7:41:57 AM, by JENNIFER2578

    My diet doesn't like weekends that's who! Ugh It is so hard to maintain my goals on the weekend. The fast food the lounging around the alcohol. Every weekend I say I am going to be good and then it all goes to hell..........last Wednesday I ate a part of an elephant ear that my friend brought me fro... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Monday, August 18, 2014

    8/18/2014 7:29:04 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    August 18, 2014 SELF-CONTROL IN RELATIONSHIPS If we really thought about God’s purpose of our relationships, we would take the focus off of us and put it on other people. The relationships we have with others is not about what we can get but about what we can give. Having the self-control in a ... Read more

  • New week

    8/18/2014 12:08:02 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    It can only get better sending light lover prayers joy and happiness with prayers and blessings hugz... Read more

  • 19353 step count.

    8/17/2014 11:04:14 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    19353 was my step count for last night. On track for the "ten thousand steps a day" fitness program listed on my Sparkpeople profile.... Read more

  • Monday

    8/17/2014 9:17:40 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Took hubby to the Dr. this morning he didn't want to go but I made him go because his big toe is swollen and infected also he has a fungus in his toenail the Dr. has put him on an antibiotic for 10 days and tablets for the fungus for 3 months.... Read more

  • need to be on alert.

    8/17/2014 6:04:06 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; I am at DD's house. I walk in the door. DD tells me that we are eating outside with a friend of theirs at 8 pm tonight. That is late for me when I just got in and got up at 3 am to take the first plane out this morning. I know the family but I am going to try to excuse myse... Read more

  • Sunday

    8/17/2014 5:11:12 PM, by MSFROGGIE

    Thank you Lord for this great day. It was a day of running errands (yesterday my daughter and grandangels left in the morning and it POURED in the afternoon) after church. We are such a blessed nation, able to meet in public to worship our Great God!!... Read more

  • Wrong Hair Color AGAIN!

    8/17/2014 3:04:19 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    I got my hair done on May 27. I wanted this color. I got this color (the color at the bottom of the hair, not the top). Not a bad color at all. In fact it loo... Read more

  • Fire Dept. Lobsterfest!

    8/17/2014 2:44:23 PM, by CTUPTON

    YUM! Fire Dept. Lobsterfest! In our "old" town and with the FD we both volunteered for. If I quit eating for the day--except for fruit and veggies--I will be OK. CHRIS... Read more

  • Yay! I lost an inch!

    8/17/2014 2:43:18 PM, by LILITHD

    Well, I lost a whole inch in my waist. And another pound according to my scale. I'm moving in the right direction. I haven't given up on processed food yet because I bought some very expensive Rye bread that I don't want to waste. When I finish that, I'll go cold turkey. Can't seem to keep slee... Read more

  • Day 14

    8/17/2014 1:47:02 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    This is my last day on the elimination plan. So, I can begin adding back items to see what happens. In addition, I want to begin eating more fruits even though they have more sugar of their own. I've missed that the most, I think. The two weeks have gone by pretty quickly and I lost about 6 poun... Read more

  • Took A Short Walk Today

    8/17/2014 11:59:34 AM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Perhaps I am making a bit of progress. Hubby and I took a short walk this morning, with the dogs. We kept it short because it is already so hot and it is the first exercise we have gotten outdoors since we both got sick. The puppies, who have black hair, got hot quickly and kept running after lit... Read more

  • cont. Solution Centered Weight Loss by SP Coach Dean Anderson

    8/17/2014 11:19:24 AM, by CTUPTON

    Our problems each day often repeat. We can figure out solutions so they don't knock us off track. But we need to "head them off at the pass!" ... Read more

  • SP Coach Dean Anderson: Solution Centered Approach to Weight Loss

    8/17/2014 11:08:20 AM, by CTUPTON

    4. Predict your way to success. SP Coach Dean Anderson Bad habits are often the product of self-fulfilling prophecies. You expect yourself to experience a problem, and then you do—again and again. You can interrupt this cycle by ... Read more

  • Upate to Shoe Situation

    8/17/2014 10:58:37 AM, by SHIMMYHIP

    Went for my walk this morning with my new shoes. I tried out the Adidas Boost. Fabulous!!!!!!!!!! Did have some foot discomfort starting out and towards the end , but overall much improved. I ended up walking 4 miles today!!! in 71 minutes. Feel Great!!!!!!... Read more

  • What's different this time

    8/17/2014 10:08:06 AM, by GEORGIAGRL79

    Like a lot of other folks here on SparkPeople, weight has been an issue for me for a very long time. If I'm being entirely honest, it's been an issue for me since I was about 7 or 8. My mom put me on my first "diet" when I was 8. It (obviously) didn't stick. As the years passed, I packed on mor... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, August 17, 2014

    8/17/2014 7:36:54 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    August 17, 2014 UNBELIEVERS We all know people who don’t believe in God. For whatever reason. They know about God. They know He is real. But they don’t trust in Him and believe He will give them eternal life. Having self-control around unbelievers is important because we could be tempted to do ... Read more

  • Some jokes...

    8/17/2014 12:36:34 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    Two men, sentenced to die in the electric chair on the same day, were led down to the room in which they would meet their maker. The priest had given them last rites, the formal speech had been given by the warden, and a final prayer had been said among the participants. The warden, turning to th... Read more

  • Gods day

    8/17/2014 12:03:42 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Let us celebrate him and enjoy life be blessed sending prayers and light hugz... Read more

  • An excellent day

    8/16/2014 11:51:03 PM, by TERRI289

    I was a good day although I was mostly tired. Got the chores done, ran a few errands, and went to a lovely party for my friend granddaughter. It was fun being with so many people that we love. And the food was great..burp! ha ha, sleep tight...Muah! ... Read more

  • Aug 16 2014

    8/16/2014 10:34:09 PM, by MTNDAISY

    In class for the weekend. Tired today from my workout yesterday. I ate a box of Almond Dream Bites last night and felt really tired this morning. Tonight after last evening and all day today, I am tired, hot and unmotivated to cook for myself (even though I baked a chicken last night just so I ha... Read more

  • Sunday

    8/16/2014 10:04:00 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Been very busy today that is why I am so late after my walk we did the grocery shopping come home put it all away did lunch went out and cleaned the car, then I had to do Hubby's feet as with being a diabetic I like to keep them right so he does not get any infection in them. His Sister has to have ... Read more

  • PCOS / Menopause / Insulin Resistance & Male Pattern Hair Loss in Women

    8/16/2014 9:52:51 PM, by LIVE_AMAZINGLY

    Who knew all the problems that insulin resistance could cause? When I was in my twenties, I didn’t even know I had insulin resistance. I knew I kept having miscarriages, and I developed multiple ovarian cysts, and eventually had one rupture and bleed internally, which necessitated ‘the big surg... Read more

  • Got Shoes????

    8/16/2014 9:21:30 PM, by SHIMMYHIP

    Today went to the Runner's Store to be fitted for shoes. The sales clerk was soooooo helpful. It makes such a big difference getting fitted instead of just buying sneaks at the mall. I ended up getting 2 pairs. Adidas Supernova Glide and Saucony Progrid. They feel great. Very cushiony. I hope... Read more

  • what a rainy day

    8/16/2014 2:56:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is really raining here. my daughter's soccer tournament went really well. now we are at the library relaxing. it was so worth it to get up extra early to come to see my daughter play soccer. i would do that again anytime, no matter what sport she wants to play in the future. her arm is all better... Read more

  • Three DOCTOR's Visits So Far In The Past Ten Days

    8/16/2014 1:03:21 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Finally, my infection is starting to get a little better. It has been three weeks of burning fatigue, no voice, fever, coughing and wheezing. Hubby has been sick too minus the wheezing. In the last ten days, I have been seen by the doctor three times. I think changing my antibiotic and adding a ... Read more

  • Just send GD a baby

    8/16/2014 10:34:46 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Going to see DD soon. She asked me to send her my GD's Christmas present early. She is going to give the doll to GD at the hospital when she delivers. I am going early b/c she is nesting again. She wants to organize her house and do more shopping. I am not sure what now. She... Read more

  • Take a look at this photo collection.

    8/16/2014 10:08:11 AM, by JOANNANOW

    http://www.themilitantbaker.co
    m/ Expose: Shedding light on collective beauty. Take a look at this photo collection. It is pretty amazing. You may have to copy the web address to your browser. Have a great weekend.... Read more

  • Hope

    8/16/2014 7:00:29 AM, by CTUPTON

    "There are really only two ways, it seems to me, in which we can think about our existence here on Earth. We either agree with Macbeth that life is nothing more than a 'tale told by an idiot,' a purposeless emergence of life-forms including the clever, greedy, selfish, and unfortunate species that w... Read more