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  • Menu Plans

    3/25/2017 11:41:20 PM, by JNSCARFE

    I am a firm believer in an organized kitchen including menu plans and grocery lists.... Read more

  • Gods Day

    3/25/2017 11:05:49 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have love and peace in your heart hugs... Read more

  • Long time since I wrote in my blog

    3/25/2017 1:18:15 PM, by KDUNN51

    It has been quite a while since I wrote anything. 2015 and parts of 2016 were pretty rough for me. I am so happy to report that everything turned around is great now. Hope everyone is doing well.... Read more

  • Yesterday was freak out day

    3/25/2017 12:09:01 PM, by BERCRYS

    I started the day fairly confident, but my body understood what was coming before my mind did, and suddenly, after I got up, I felt terrible. I took all the pills I needed to get myself out of the house, and I was semi-ok, until, sitting in the car staring out the window, sorrow hit me and I sta... Read more

  • New Addition to our Family & A Simple Life Pleasure

    3/25/2017 11:52:48 AM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    We have welcomed a new addition to our family, though my husband suggested we not name her yet in case, well.. her life is cut short by our incompetence. So far she seems happy and thriving. She joined us last weekend. I already have visions of her growing tall and majestic. She has added new life t... Read more

  • Oh darn! Tired again.

    3/25/2017 10:23:08 AM, by CTUPTON

    The day with the tax appointment was very trying for me. I was up early finishing the paperwork and putting relevant papers into marked folders. The left overs just got shoved someplace. (Oh- the condo is actively being sold. So my realtor is calling me periodically for updates. And DD needs p... Read more

  • Saturday

    3/24/2017 11:04:59 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a blessed day be happy for me hugs... Read more

  • just sayin’ … day in and day out

    3/24/2017 6:17:12 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    I am wrapping up week 7 right on track with my elimination protocol and exercise. It is easier and easier to do. Hmm … no highs or lows … just day in and day out. I have caught myself thinking about food or thinking about eating … but not being hungry at all. Just plain habit. I have caugh... Read more

  • a mild spring day

    3/24/2017 4:50:53 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am out and about today, enjoying the mild weather here. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • 90lbs down and 30% of bodyweight lost!

    3/24/2017 9:22:47 AM, by MISSDORKNESS

    Alright, y'all, it's stats time! 45.5 - starting BMI 31.8 - current BMI 78.9 - % of goal 30.1 - % of original bodyweight lost 1.6 - avg lbs lost per week, over the last 46 weeks 12 - to be Overweight and no longer Obese!!! 9 - to Onederland!!!!!!! 24 - to goal ... Read more

  • just back from the gym and I had to apologize to my DH

    3/24/2017 8:27:12 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning, this morning I asked him to check on his account for his gym membership. This has been going on for 2 weeks. He hates doing any accounting. I normally do it, but he has wanted to get involved now. I noticed that our credit card does not have a charge for his membership this month. I... Read more

  • Warning April Fools is coming....

    3/24/2017 7:34:09 AM, by CTUPTON

    First put food coloring in the bowl. Add cereal. When family adds their milk, the color appears. If you have a couple of kids they might enjoy this. Sorry, I can't read them either, but you get the idea. ... Read more

  • I didn't get enough sleep last night

    3/24/2017 7:25:05 AM, by BERCRYS

    Yesterday my husband told me he got the job he wants in Pennsylvania, and although it's good news in a way, it's bad news because I have to stay in Texas. We stayed up late celebrating and then even later talking about our fears, and I hoped I could sleep at least until 7, but I didn't. I might ha... Read more

  • TGIF

    3/23/2017 11:06:59 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Thanks for your love be blessed and send ing love hugs... Read more

  • Thursday.recovery day

    3/23/2017 10:30:07 PM, by TERRI289

    It was cold and I stayed in! Rested, watched an excellent movie(Labor Day), ate mostly healthy and did some tutoring. Dinner was flounder at the diner...yum! Watching the Musical episode of the Flash....wow, cute ,can tap dance, and sings. May I adopt Barry Allen? LOL 334 ... Read more

  • Four days eating out will be a good test?

    3/23/2017 9:56:05 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    We are going out of town for four days to pack up part of my mother-in-law's house so my husband's brother and sister can move forward with having it staged and marketed. We will eat out for four days and I am a little concerned. I am taking tea and instant oatmeal with me so I can have breakfast ... Read more

  • Rough Day Yesterday

    3/23/2017 8:34:47 PM, by JNSCARFE

    I awoke with new commitment to my goals today. I really blew it yesterday! I had lunch plans with a friend. I scoped the menu ahead of time but when we got there - closed. So while walking to choice #2 I remembered the menu and decided what I could order but -closed. Remaining option #3 was les... Read more

  • Rough Day Yesterday

    3/23/2017 8:34:18 PM, by JNSCARFE

    I awoke with new commitment to my goals today. I really blew it yesterday! I had lunch plans with a friend. I scoped the menu ahead of time but when we got there - closed. So while walking to choice #2 I remembered the menu and decided what I could order but -closed. Remaining option #3 was les... Read more

  • And Again

    3/23/2017 7:42:45 PM, by HEATHERJM1

    Another year, another plan! This year, I got a gym membership for my birthday & it's made a big difference already in just the 2 months since I joined! The gym I chose is right next to my favorite trail so on the warmer trail months, I can hit the gym after my run to stretch and weight train. There... Read more

  • it's thursday

    3/23/2017 12:32:35 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy! the sun is shining brightly, it is not as cold as the other day. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • I walked a bit yesterday

    3/23/2017 12:02:51 PM, by BERCRYS

    I didn't make it to the gym, again, but it was cool enough that I walked around my daughters' campus yesterday. It was a brisk enough walk that I got sweaty and my legs had those electrical bubbles I get when I've used my muscles. I also walked around a store for the added exercise, and I did li... Read more

  • Binge Eating Disorder

    3/23/2017 5:19:37 AM, by VIDYARP

    I have finally come to the conclusion that i suffer from BED. Years of trying hard; giving up; pain and frustration have led me nowhere. Despite the amount of exercise i get, i still dont lose any weight. I have been called lazy by my family (it hurts!) and there are folks who ask me if i really thi... Read more

  • Thursday

    3/22/2017 11:17:59 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    More stress and paper work to be endured hoping to be finished soon so I can start living and lose the stress... Read more

  • Wednesday....oh it was busy!

    3/22/2017 10:58:36 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a good and busy day. Zumba gold went well and then it was off to coffee with the girls. Followed it up with work at the college and then a chiropractor visit. That was perfectly timed as my back was a bit twitchy. The evening had a quiet dinner and an unexpected nap! At least I am ... Read more

  • Day one Paleo

    3/22/2017 10:14:32 PM, by REGGAE2D

    So my end of the day, 2 hours after eating is 95! (Normal is 75 to 99)I will be making some adjustments to try to not be hungry. I'm actually eating more in quantity and it's kind of tedious to be eating (what it feels like) All the time. I forgot how much I like certain foods, simple and undoctored... Read more

  • Wednesday - New Spotify List -

    3/22/2017 9:53:59 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    For the Spotify Fans - Coach Nicole released a new Playlist Blog a few days ago, with input from Melinda Hershey & Megan Patrick, Staff Writers. "These Are the Most Motivating Workout Songs of All Time " http://www.sparkpeople.com/b
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    most_motivating_workout_so<... Read more

  • Condo (for sale) is getting the final walk through and inspection today. Wish me luck!

    3/22/2017 1:35:22 PM, by CTUPTON

    If all goes well, closing will be about April 27th. Then I can stop paying that mortgage, utilities, big condo fee, etc. I am crossing my fingers and toes that all goes well! chris... Read more

  • tax appointment--phew!

    3/22/2017 1:29:55 PM, by CTUPTON

    Well, after 2 hours, we were not done, co I have another chance to hand in things! I needed the second chance. Good thing I did not cancel or postpone this morning's appointment! They handled the move from CT to NY state. that was tricky and took awhile. I had most of the forms that... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    3/22/2017 1:06:41 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am recovering from a cold.i feel a lot better today than i did a few days ago. my daughter and i had a great march break! she is now back at school and having fun with her friends. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Flexibility

    3/22/2017 11:26:27 AM, by PAIGE2017

    No one tells you that when you have kids your personality may change. Before I had kids I was a totally different person. I'm talking borderline OCD. I liked things a certain way. I liked schedules and I liked to be early. I kept things clean and had a routine for keeping them that way. But wi... Read more

  • Didn't make it to the gym yesterday

    3/22/2017 9:01:48 AM, by BERCRYS

    But I did pull out my weights and use them long enough that my arms and shoulders are a bit sore this morning, along with, oddly enough, the backs of my legs. I tried my best to sleep early and well last night so I could get up this morning and prepare to go to the gym before the heat and the busy... Read more

  • Doin' the best I can...

    3/22/2017 7:40:18 AM, by CTUPTON

    This morning I have an appointment to get my taxes done. I wish I was more ready, but I am doin' the best I can. chris... Read more

  • Organic "Crack" at the Health Food Store = Binge!

    3/21/2017 11:56:20 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Went into town today - thought I was full from lunch. But I went to the health food store and these "Brownie ??" things were on sale. Crack. Five servings and I sat in the car and inhaled The.Whole.Bag. And also the pint of Halo Top Birthday Cake "ice cream" (no sugar, 70 calories per serving, but d... Read more

  • Happy hump day

    3/21/2017 11:22:02 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sending out joy to everyone hugs... Read more

  • Reasons

    3/21/2017 11:17:20 PM, by JNSCARFE

    Health Energy Appearance Self respect... Read more

  • Tuesday moments

    3/21/2017 10:06:59 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a busy day..ballet barre, errands, food shopping, tutoring and working at the college. I am ready for bed as tomorrow will be almost as busy...goodnight 213... Read more

  • Find Time to Exercise

    3/21/2017 6:51:40 PM, by MAXFOCUS

    Needing to carve out time for myself. My life has been revolving around my kids' activities and I need to find some time for me. Even though I have been good with my eating, my exercise has been non-existent. That is the part that needs serious work. Time to set little goals to help me reach... Read more

  • Escalating the Fight! Battle of the buldge wages on...

    3/21/2017 5:07:56 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I'm fed up which fuels my fire! I like a challenge, so escalation has begun. I decided I am not fighting against my body. My body and I are fighting together against fat. We are fighting for health glory-mind and body fitness! We are fighting environmental factors like endocrine disruptors and chem... Read more

  • Brooms stand up on the day of the spring equinox???

    3/21/2017 3:15:04 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Up to travel?

    3/21/2017 2:28:33 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Wrist pain and swelling continue and will have splint for at least two more weeks. However, we need to fly out to pack up my mother-in-law's house so it can be staged and sold. We divided estate items by a nearly 4 hour phone call on Sunday. Now we must go get everything out that we selected. Th... Read more

  • just sayin’ … I’m staying HIGH

    3/21/2017 1:40:30 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    Staying HIGH on breaking through into ONEderland. I am overwhelmed and up lifted by alllllll the Sparker attention my accomplishment got. Thank you, thank you!!! To answer a couple of the questions I got … How did you do it??? Ummm, there is NO magic pill. I think we allllll know what ... Read more

  • A Hitch!

    3/21/2017 12:58:35 PM, by BERCRYS

    I was going to go to the gym this morning, just for a leisurely stroll on the treadmill since allergies won't let me walk outside, but I forgot to ask my daughter for her house key when I handed over my keys to her so she could drive herself and her sister to school today. Now I have to wait until... Read more

  • It always catches up....

    3/21/2017 11:54:53 AM, by PAIGE2017

    We had a great weekend...but my weight loss journey did not. Oops! Friday started out with Tuna melts which would have been okay except for the cheese, Italian crème sodas, and popeyes chicken. Saturday we went to an all you can eat pizza place that brings the pizza to your table. So not only di... Read more

  • Lost 15 lbs

    3/21/2017 2:25:12 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Progress report, I lost 15 pounds total by this point. It has reached the part where you can see it in a photo, and so I took an update photo. Then I cut and pasted it by the start photo. The tricky part in this process is TAKING the start photo. When you look bad you do NOT want to take any pho... Read more

  • Tuesday

    3/21/2017 12:04:10 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a very blessed day... Read more

  • Monday night..lots of steps

    3/20/2017 10:14:49 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a busy busy day. Taught Zumba Gold, went to the endocrinologist, then to work at the college, then to the eye doctor, then home and then taught Zumba Fitness at 7 pm. I like being busy.. 22,654 steps...but the endo is pushing me to really clean up my diet, forget calories, get rid of unn... Read more

  • That's it- no more scale

    3/20/2017 6:08:48 PM, by WILLBEA10

    Yep I had it right before....the scale is not my friend. My previous trainer told me not to use a scale, but to use body measurements and how my clothes fit/feel, to assess progress. That's what I was doing before, and that's what was working. However my new trainer suggested I weigh myself every w... Read more

  • Spring Cleaning Me!

    3/20/2017 2:49:43 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    As I start spring cleaning it is a somewhat different task this year. I still must do my home, but that includes cleaning out closets and dressers of more than just seasonal wardrobes. Because I am now in maintenance having lost the last bit of weight since November, I must weed through winter and... Read more

  • Feeling SO much better now

    3/20/2017 12:17:01 PM, by BERCRYS

    I started feeling better two days ago, but I decided to wait until today to come​ back again. While I was away I got two hand weights, enough food I should be eating to last this week, and the ten dollars the itty bitty two treadmill gym at my apartment charges as a deposit to get the key. I had ... Read more

  • New week

    3/20/2017 12:09:58 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Last night was the first night I slept all night in three years hope more to come have a very blessed day hugs... Read more

  • Sunday blog..Philadelphia Flower show (pix)

    3/19/2017 9:45:01 PM, by TERRI289

    Bicycles in the air Big windmill cattails Flowers up and down more tulips Big pretty plant Lights and plants the bridgeTulips small windmill Me, Sandy, and Steve It was a nice day, even with the overpriced salad for lunch! Have a great week!! 593... Read more

  • I guess I am feeling philosophical...

    3/19/2017 6:14:18 PM, by CTUPTON

    Pierre de Chardin You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience. We are one, after all, you and I. Together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other. The world i... Read more

  • Hungry for Change

    3/19/2017 2:21:03 PM, by TIEDNKNOTTS

    Documentary is awesome... Read more

  • What's my Motivation? The Motivation that Gets Me Through the Day to Day

    3/19/2017 12:59:33 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    As an elective in college I once took a drama class and I recall that the question the teacher always asked about each character is, "What's her/his motivation?" We had to read the whole play and analyze the character to truly understand what she or he wanted in life. If you just looked at the scen... Read more

  • Grateful

    3/19/2017 12:19:18 PM, by JNSCARFE

    Today I am grateful for my family and their support.... Read more

  • March 20 First Day of Spring 2017 : )

    3/19/2017 11:07:50 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • yesterday, a little more progress toward getting taxes done...

    3/19/2017 8:47:50 AM, by CTUPTON

    I was able to go online and print a few papers needed for taxes. interest paid on our mortgage, for example I need to make sure I have those ind of the year forms from a few "retirement" investments. I still hate this stuff! Isn't there an age when you can stop doing this???... Read more

  • Gods day

    3/18/2017 11:25:36 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Well almost finished with insurance just waiting to hear from agent got my daughter money in Germany brothers taxes done for trust still am amazed about my daily work and sometimes I feel all alone thanks you all for your care and love sending joy happiness and prayers to all hugs... Read more

  • Friday/Saturday

    3/18/2017 9:21:30 PM, by TERRI289

    Friday started busy(2 zumba classes) and ended with a great tribute band concert celebrating the Eagles. I got to bed around 1! Today involved the usual chores and also included a two hour Zumba master class to celebrate a good friend and fellow instructor who is moving to New Mexico. We will r... Read more

  • New development

    3/18/2017 11:26:19 AM, by NYTATH

    As I casually rested my hand at my neck while working the other day, I noticed a lump on the right side about a half inch above the clavicle. I did the test of tipping my head back and swallowing while looking in the mirror and there is no doubt it is a fairly sizable lump on my thyroid. The good ... Read more

  • just sayin’ … I busted into ONEderland

    3/18/2017 10:29:23 AM, by MTN_KITTEN

    I did it, I did it … I busted into ONEderland!!!! I am doing the happy, happy dance. I have alllllll kinds of emotions going through my brain. I don’t want to figure out how long it’s been since I have been in ONEderland. I have seen glimpses of it several times … even as recently as May.... Read more

  • Saturday

    3/18/2017 1:19:37 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Well almost finished with crazy paper work but am in shock the nurse that I filled against the state board for dropping my brother is dead wow no one wishes that on anyone she was so young and had grandchildren and 2 daughters RIP Miss Miller God be with you such a shame do not know how or why thi... Read more

  • Back from my trip

    3/17/2017 8:45:05 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    I mentioned in my last blog, that I had a quick trip for work stuff. It was literally in one night, a day full of activity and back out on an early flight. While I was there, one of the guys was showing me photos he'd taken of our group on a previous trip out there. OMG, I caught one where I w... Read more

  • My story

    3/17/2017 3:20:37 PM, by SISNEROSMD

    I am a wife, mom, grandma, daughter, grandaughter, aunt, niece, teacher, friend, encourager, cheerleader, and multitasker. I am stronger than I think. I have fallen on my face and rose from the ashes (literally). I have been thin, heavy, moderate, and obese. I have worked hard and been found barely ... Read more

  • Simplify your life, less is better

    3/17/2017 10:52:20 AM, by OLDEROWL

    OlderOwl, yours truly, says "Simplify your life, focus first on what is important and necessary, in that order." I say this because too many times, we delude ourselves into believing that something is necessary when it is even not really important to a wholesome, inspirational, healthy and joyous l... Read more

  • Today

    3/17/2017 10:38:17 AM, by JNSCARFE

    I feel very motivated today... Read more

  • Believe it and commit to it

    3/17/2017 9:15:28 AM, by OLDEROWL

    All humans, no matter their handicaps, have the potential to do Good Works if they have faith and are committed. This includes obtaining a healthy weight. I say healthy for it is most important to live a wholesome, inspirational, healthy and joyous life, not to please the world, but to honor our g... Read more

  • lost socks

    3/17/2017 4:03:02 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Thursday...more mixed news

    3/16/2017 10:49:44 PM, by TERRI289

    Got regular blood work done and then found out I need more blood work for the CAT scan. 247 Spent the last hour and a half tutoring my godson over the phone. I am tired...good night, sleep tight... Read more

  • March 16th Blog.

    3/16/2017 10:06:54 PM, by SWEETBABYGIRL5

    Hello everyone hope everyone is doing good. Tomorrow is At Patrick's Day. Hope you all enjoy yourselves. Have fun but stay safe. Well blood sugar's have been better lately. Today and tray they have been all below 10.0. Before breakfast today 4.3 and then before lunch 6.9 them before dinner 4.4... Read more

  • it's thursday

    3/16/2017 8:22:33 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i had a terrific day! tomorrow, we have not yet decided where to go or what to do. it was a very active,enjoyable day today. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • It's been a tough week

    3/16/2017 6:30:51 PM, by BERCRYS

    I won't go into details, but it's been bad enough since Tuesday afternoon that I now have a resurgence of my hyperthyroid symptoms, including trouble sleeping, brain fog, muscle weakness, crazy emotions and, um, intestinal difficulties. I'm taking my medication, but I think since I had cut down on ... Read more

  • Unexpected Side Effect

    3/16/2017 2:12:01 PM, by PAIGE2017

    I am allergic to everything. When I say everything...I'm not exaggerating. My mom took me to the doctor when I was little for allergy testing and when he was presenting the results he said, "To put it simply...she's allergic to everything environmental." So yes...I'm allergic to everything. I k... Read more

  • One day at a time...

    3/16/2017 2:10:42 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    That is a good way to look at any challenge that will take some time. Whether it's a school or work goal, planning a wedding, raising a child, mourning a loss, recovering from a long illness or injury - or learning to live with the outcome, or something else entirely. But, here we see oursel... Read more

  • Almond Butter or Peanut Butter - Which is Best?

    3/16/2017 1:16:08 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Haven't you wondered which is the best - peanut butter or almond butter? For some, I realize there are allergies involved, so one might be able to eat peanut butter and not almond butter. Others might be able to eat almond butter and not peanut butter. Fortunately, I can enjoy both of them, as well ... Read more

  • Work Out Motivation Tricks

    3/16/2017 1:14:25 PM, by SISNEROSMD

    149 I write down how I feel after a workout every single time. So, when I am sluggish and full of excuses as to not working out... I pull out the workout journal and read how great I felt after completing a workout!! 203 Keep a workout calendar where you can see it every day...march each d... Read more

  • Filter the Community Help Feed. Yeah --filter so people I have befriended appear!

    3/16/2017 12:15:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    224 The little icon of a filter funnel does this! Right near the title of the Community Goals feed. 244 I am not anti-social. It is just that I have over 100 friends already. I do contact other people, too, as I get the urge. But I was way overwhelmed by all the new (to me)... Read more

  • progress --doing my taxes for 2016. Oh boy do I hate this!

    3/16/2017 12:05:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    Several more goals were met. 244 First find a flat place to work. 248 I used to use a folding table. But since we moved the only one I moved with is in use for hubby's meals, etc. I think I can clear off a section of the kitchen counter facing the living room. 15 minutes 248 Get out ... Read more

  • Community Goal Feed?

    3/16/2017 8:49:46 AM, by CTUPTON

    Are you using this? I have trouble keeping up with the people I have befriended . I am not really wanting to contact even more people . I try to keep contact with as many of my sparkfriends as possible using my friend feed, my blogs, writing to people who comment on my blogs and spartk pa... Read more

  • Write your congressman and senators

    3/16/2017 8:05:00 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Healthcare is a life and death decision for some of us and a quality of life issues for all of us. I have been watching these town hall sessions with republicans and democrats. Health care is not a political issue - it is an American issue. I heard Senator Price tell a Marine in hi... Read more

  • Wednesday

    3/15/2017 9:53:21 PM, by TERRI289

    My back is better. As much as I hate pain meds, they do work. It was a good decision to get coverage for my class but I hate to miss teaching. After my healthy breakfast, I went back to sleep. I did get some housework done before my dental appointment. Now I need an appointment with a periodont... Read more

  • a relaxing day

    3/15/2017 8:22:53 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to take it easy and not do much here today. it was a very cold and windy day here.so my daughter and i opted to stay in today. all of the birds say cheep.cheep! the science centre outing was fun! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • On-going check off list of tasks to get taxes done. Will update as I make progress.

    3/15/2017 11:18:55 AM, by CTUPTON

    First find a flat place to work. 248 I used to use a folding table. But since we moved the only one I moved with is in use for hubby's meals, etc. I think I can clear off a section of the kitchen counter facing the living room. 15 minutes 248 Get out the stacking trays that organize the yea... Read more

  • Facebook Memories

    3/15/2017 10:43:17 AM, by PAIGE2017

    I love looking at my memories on Facebook every morning. I love remembering what was going on in my life over the past few years. On this day 5 years ago I was 20 weeks pregnant with my third child and well on my way to the heaviest weight of my life. 4 years ago I was on vacation. 3 years ago w... Read more

  • Ten pounds down.

    3/15/2017 1:52:05 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Ten pounds may not seem like a big loss, but lift a ten pound dirt bag in a garden to know it is HUGE. Or dirt covered potatoes as this photo shows. I lost 10 pounds over the last few months, and I feel like it is hard to tell some days. Yet the ten pound dirty potatoes really shows how big that is... Read more

  • Tuesday...a mixed bag

    3/14/2017 9:57:18 PM, by TERRI289

    Good news..biopsy from colonoscopy came back benign..yay Mixed news..no word on authorization for other test Bad news...my back went out and stayed there. My back has been a bit tight for two weeks but manageable, sore not painful. Today it seemed to worsen as the day went on.By 2:30,it was su... Read more

  • Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.

    3/14/2017 7:55:57 PM, by PJDANIELS

    Need to have this tattoo'd on the inside of my wrist, by my fit bit. The past five weeks have been chaos, an enormous challenge which I failed miserably. Miserable being the key word. It was simply more than I could handle. Had an unplanned and unwanted house guest who has caused... Read more

  • a fun day

    3/14/2017 7:20:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    i just got back a while ago with my daughter. we went to a science centre today and had lots of fun! tomorrow, we are heading to a museum to see what is happening there. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • OH...POOP!!!

    3/14/2017 3:29:19 PM, by PAIGE2017

    As the day went on yesterday I was feeling better. I picked my oldest up from violin and was super excited to get home, make a healthy breakfast for dinner and get on the treadmill but the world had other plans for me. As I pulled into the garage I pondered why my son's car seat was siting out of ... Read more

  • Moving more

    3/14/2017 2:26:38 PM, by BERCRYS

    Yesterday I headed off a panic attack by stretching, which was very satisfying. It's great when something works! Today I walked around three grocery stores trying to find everything I need, for about two hours. That's more than I've walked for a while, and it felt good to move, although I'm very... Read more

  • Gluten Free Day 50: Sigh.

    3/14/2017 12:19:21 PM, by DMARTIN302

    I'm still averaging 1350 calories, some days are very low (1000 or less), some days are horrific binges (1800 calories), but most stick around 1200-1300. I'm almost a natural calorie cycler, with a really low day, a high day, and mostly middle days out of, oh, about every 5-6 days. Fortunately,... Read more

  • just got back from a great work out- high on life!!!

    3/14/2017 7:44:22 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good morning; yesterday I worked in the yard to add soil to my lawn. I helped spread the soil and today I am going to be in the garden again. It was so wonderful to actually be in the soil. I remember those days when I gardened with my mother and grand mother. I never had the time b/4 I retired.... Read more

  • Monday night

    3/13/2017 9:46:30 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a good and busy day. Both morning and evening Zumba classes went well. In between I took the muscle strength class and did some food shopping as well. Max puppy is a bit better today. Cats are sweet as usual. Waiting on the possible snowstorm...we are in the 1-3 or the 4-8 area....s... Read more

  • a full day

    3/13/2017 9:00:40 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i went to two different places today. that took most of our day. then we headed back home to relax and take it easy. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Perhaps My Slow Metabolism is a Gift!

    3/13/2017 5:34:29 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I have lamented many times my slow and seemingly stagnant metabolism that came with a thyroid disorder, middle age and who knows what else, but maybe it's a gift. While my drive for optimal health keeps me making good choices with food and exercise, there is always a cookie monster lurking within th... Read more

  • Black bean brownies--no flour

    3/13/2017 3:24:27 PM, by CTUPTON

    These tasty brownies are made without any flour – so you can eat them even if you are avoiding wheat and/or gluten. The black bean is a surprising ingredient that gives this dessert texture but which doesn’t interfere with the chocolate taste. Ingredients 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed a... Read more

  • Caught a bug...still walking.

    3/13/2017 3:03:10 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Caught a bug while out to some appointments and events the last few days. Today I'm so weak and have a sore throat. Drinking extra water and walking indoors in small bursts since I dragged myself out of bed. Tomorrow will be a brighter day!!! 527 213 247 593... Read more

  • Last week, 3 days of no energy! Why? This week is better.

    3/13/2017 1:40:20 PM, by CTUPTON

    I have been trying to not have sugar, coffee, gluten and even dairy. Why the 3 days of moping around and sleeping to much? I can't figure it out. Yes I ate some things I shouldn't have had so I blamed food allergies. But this week I am back to "normal." Normal for me anyway. And I have not eaten any... Read more

  • Again, I made brown rice in my new instapot. Very easy!

    3/13/2017 12:54:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    Pour in 1 1/4 cup water to each cup of brown rice. Put the top on--closed to let pressure build up. Push "manual" 22 minutes --which was already set up because I cooked the same thing before. I walked away and even left the apartment for awhile. I came back and the rice was perfect! ... Read more

  • Everything is allergies!

    3/13/2017 12:45:42 PM, by BERCRYS

    Here in North Texas the trees and flowers are blooming, and I love looking at the flowers, but the pollen is trying to murder me. Even after taking allergy pills, my nose runs constantly, I'm dizzy and tired and my eyes feel like sandpaper, and walking outside​ gives me asthma trouble. I don't h... Read more