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  • New Goal Setting, New Attitude

    3/30/2015 2:48:57 PM, by APPY-LAURIE

    Last week was a busy week for me. I stated last blog that I was working on setting new goals. I really, really need to. I lied to myself and said I thought I lost some weight on Vacation. I am sure I didn't now that I am trying to get back into work clothes and jeans. I refuse to ... Read more

  • Good advice

    3/30/2015 1:46:11 PM, by NGCHILD

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    3/30/2015 1:37:45 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Yesterday turned out to be very hot, I got all my washing dry which was great. went to the new Dr's yesterday and they were great they had not received all our notes but had to tell them all my past history and then to my foot she said it was inflamed as there was a lot of heat in my leg my ankle wa... Read more

  • Well, This Is A Fine Mess I've Eaten Myself Into

    3/30/2015 12:47:53 PM, by SILVARBELLE

    So! It's been a hard year and a half. On top of EVERYTHING else....? I just found out I'm diabetic. I swore everything Smurf blue and then some. My doctor is both impressed and censuring. The good news is: I'm a low end of the scale diabetic. I can control this with diet, exer... Read more

  • Monday

    3/30/2015 10:49:40 AM, by ALICEART2010

    Today is a gorgeous day and this weekend I am so proud of myself I got under the 220's! I got down to 219! Today I am at 222 because I had a hearty chinese buffet yesterday and then came home to a vanilla shake but I will get back to 219 shortly. Easter is approaching quickly and I am excited!... Read more

  • Just what I was afraid of

    3/30/2015 10:18:27 AM, by ALTRIA_FATE

    Weigh yourself - 204.6 (up from 203.2) Measure your Waist - 41.5 (down from 42) Measure your Hips - 44.75 (up from 44.5) Measure your Thigh - 29.5 (down from 29.75) Measure your Upper Arm - 14.5 (up from 14.25) Measure your Neck - 12.75 (no change) Measure your Waist to Hip Ratio - .... Read more

  • Day 78/84: The Final Days!!!

    3/30/2015 9:13:10 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    I had a pretty good weekend this weekend. On Saturday the hubby had to work in the morning so the little guy and I got started baking cupcakes. My son asked to make chocolate cake. So I told him we could bake cupcakes to take to daycare on Monday. My son had a good time putting all the ingrediant... Read more

  • it's monday

    3/30/2015 8:16:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter's birthday is today! she is soooooooooo excited and happy! she loves the presents she got so far and the cards she has received. now she is off to school shortly. i am feeling a lot better than i did a few days ago. it is a short work week for me this week. my daughter has a short week o... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Monday, March 30, 2015

    3/30/2015 6:54:51 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 30, 2015 THE FUTURE WILL COME It seems like everything we do we are preparing for the future. We save money for what we want later in life. We work for that money. We schedule our lives around our jobs. Sometimes we get impatient and want the good things now. Sometimes we go and spend mo... Read more

  • Helping MIL refinish bathroom

    3/30/2015 5:41:05 AM, by KGWINDER

    My mother-in-law wants to refinish a 70 year old bathroom. I hired a general contractor to help us and we met with him on Saturday. Spent Saturday and Sunday picking up floor, paint, and surround samples to show her. I knew she like to reward us with a meal so I didn't eat all day so I could save... Read more

  • 30 mins Elliptical and 13577 steps.

    3/30/2015 2:37:33 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    30 mins Elliptical and 13577 Fitbit steps for last night. On track for the ten k steps a day plan listed on my profile.... Read more

  • Adjust that attitude

    3/30/2015 1:22:02 AM, by PJDANIELS

    I'm going to do the work anyway, because it is necessary, and because I want to. I can whine and feel sorry for myself.....this is hard.....this isn't fair....why can't I eat like hoo...... or I can suck it up, and take pleasure and pride in doing in what I need to do for a... Read more

  • New Week

    3/29/2015 11:36:51 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your new week hugs... Read more

  • New Week

    3/29/2015 11:36:51 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your new week hugs... Read more

  • Hiking and still downloading pictures

    3/29/2015 11:27:29 PM, by TERRI289

    We took a ride to Elk Neck State Park in Maryland today..brisk but a good walk to the lighthouse and back. Still happy from yesterday.. Good night! ... Read more


    3/29/2015 10:08:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    Enjoy! chris ... Read more

  • What to order at Panera Bread SP article

    3/29/2015 4:43:17 PM, by CTUPTON
    anera_bread I am quoting a bit of the article. There is lots of info in the actual article! "Panera has stepped up their nutritional game recently with their Power Menu, a selection of high-protein, low-carb entrees with some se... Read more

  • It's all in the way you think

    3/29/2015 4:27:24 PM, by KIM22211

    I was thinking today as I was getting dressed and I was realizing this and thats of things I don't have and then thought to myself.....'it doesn't matter what you don't have or do have, what matters is what you do with what you have" Many people HAVE treadmills, but if they are not using them, ... Read more

  • Sunday

    3/29/2015 4:06:42 PM, by ALICEART2010

    Good afternoon Sparkers, This morning the hubs and I went to church and then to eat. Then home to take a long nap. Now I am doing laundry and Sparking. What are you doing? I hope you are enjoying this beautiful day! Love, Alice... Read more

  • Monday

    3/29/2015 3:49:16 PM, by JTREMBATH

    It is a bit cold this morning but it will be a nice day the sun is out so will warm up soon.... Read more

  • Still At It

    3/29/2015 3:10:06 PM, by GLDNHRTGRLY

    I have been MIA from this site for quite a while. I have been dealing with so much. Now I can go back to me. I am re-evaluating things and changing things up. Sorry about the dust and chaos with the changes. It will be something else when I am done. :)... Read more

  • Frozen

    3/29/2015 12:58:35 PM, by CHRISLYN74

    I have not been on here for a while. I wish I had an amazing success story to share...but I don't. Nothing has improved for me. Life has changed, but my weight and health have not improved. I started homeschooling my three youngest children and love it. I started my own business and started writing ... Read more

  • Just sayin' ... what is it that I really want ... and WHY

    3/29/2015 12:00:16 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    We leave in less than 3 weeks for the Redwood Forest … my life-long dream … or at least since I was in the third grade. I am not happy with myself!! I lost 50 pounds from Mar 2014 to August. I was going to break through 200 by my birthday in Sept … it came and went. I was going to... Read more

  • what a morning!

    3/29/2015 11:22:27 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I am still on food plan and did raking leaves for my exercise. This morning, I got up late - 7:30 am. DD is busily disinfecting everything again. Now SIL and GD has pink eye. They are off to urgent care again. She kept apologizing. I said sweetie, this happens. She says we h... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Sunday, March 29, 2015

    3/29/2015 7:19:05 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 29, 2015 WHY IS GOD SO PATIENT WITH US? We sometimes wonder why people get away with things. We see wrongdoing in the world every day and wonder why people seem to go unpunished. Everyone sins. Even believers do wrong at times. What we need to remember is God is watching and He knows all... Read more

  • Late Late

    3/29/2015 3:43:40 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    Yesterday presidential candidate Ted Cruz said that he will in fact be signing up for Obamacare despite saying earlier that he wants to repeal every word of it. It's a good thing he's signing up, because Cruz just went to the hospital in hypocritical condition. -Jimmy Fallon Obamacare, tea par... Read more

  • what I'd do with an extra hour

    3/29/2015 1:24:33 AM, by TAMMYRENEED

    Spark Coach said to blog shout what I'd do to take care of me if I had an extra hour each day I would have me time at the gym I really would I spend my days running my family around before I go to work and never seem to have ME time. That hour would recharge me. I am going to see if I can carve ou... Read more

  • All or nothing? NOT!

    3/29/2015 1:09:12 AM, by PJDANIELS

    I do so much better when I lose the all or nothing attitude. I don't have to be perfect, cannot possibly ever be perfect, and I need to quit setting myself up by expecting perfection. I certainly would never expect it of anyone else, why wouldn't I be just as kind to myself? I'm not s... Read more

  • Awesome Saturday

    3/28/2015 11:55:38 PM, by TERRI289

    My first Zumbathon was a success!!! We raised almost $600 for the Amerian Cancer Society! Some action shots tomorrow! Good night! 355... Read more

  • Some quotes...

    3/28/2015 10:06:23 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. ~Jay Leno~ The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~Henry Cate, VII~ We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop~ If we got one-tenth of what was promised to u... Read more

  • Slower Than I Would Like, But Healing

    3/28/2015 9:12:27 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    My healing is slower than I would like. I don't remember, from last year's radio frequency ablation on my head, that I felt this bad for this long. Perhaps my memory is a bit off due to the fact that I also had a similar procedure on my lower back and it was a lot easier. In fact, I had two proced... Read more

  • Sunday

    3/28/2015 8:57:01 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Weather wise it was a terrible night but today has turned out fine, had our son again over night he was a bit down and I think he just wanted company, he has just gone back but I don't think he really wanted to but he was a bit worried about his house so he had to go.... Read more

  • cheese storage bags and paper--on grommet

    3/28/2015 1:34:29 PM, by CTUPTON
    se-storage-bags... Read more

  • tacos for lunch today

    3/28/2015 10:23:21 AM, by CTUPTON

    I will use broken up corn chips on a plate and spoon on the taco filling No recipe used but here is what I did: brown ground turkey brown the onions use a dry mix of spices for tacos, low sodium add fresh and canned tomatoes (low sodium) add canned corn add some water ... Read more

  • Buffalo-- I am planning to move us there in a few months. Hard to get the packing and other things d

    3/28/2015 10:12:57 AM, by CTUPTON

    Why there? family But I grew up in that area and it has many, many advantages. Please don't discourage me. Comment only if you have positives to say about Erie County, Buffalo, greater Buffalo, Clarence_NY, snow, lake effect, cloudy weather, etc. Chris... Read more

  • Diet friendly "Boston Cream Pie"

    3/28/2015 10:04:12 AM, by CTUPTON

    Recipe Boston Cream Pie Parfait Nutrition factsAmount per Serving Calories: 128 Protein: 2.5g Total Fat: 4.5g - Saturated Fat: 2.0g Cholesterol: 60mg Total Carbohydrate: 19.0g - Dietary Fiber: 1.5g - Total Sugar: 11.5g Sodium: 120mg This recipe transforms a ... Read more

  • Getting Naked-- a blog from IOWAGRAMMA

    3/28/2015 7:54:56 AM, by CTUPTON
    ?blog_id=5750626 I just loved this blog. Thank you for putting this into words. I suggest water exercising to everyone! I am like a preacher for this. Many people say they would not be seen in a bathing suit. And these are "thin" ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Saturday, March 28, 2015

    3/28/2015 7:19:11 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 28, 2015 PATIENTLY WAIT When we are hurting we sometimes want a quick fix. However, God may have a different plan. We can cry out to Him. We can be still. We can wait patiently for Him to act. And He will. But we have to be patient and put our focus on Him even when we are hurting. Then ... Read more

  • Turning Point

    3/28/2015 1:26:06 AM, by KIM22211

    soon, I am going to get up the guts to post a blog with my official "before" pic when I decided it was time to lose weight. The turning point for me was when, at the time, my new husband had weighed one morning and said his weight. I realized then WE WEIGHED THE SAME AMOUNT!!!! We had been marri... Read more

  • Oops, here we go again.

    3/27/2015 11:29:44 PM, by PJDANIELS

    Got thumped again. Son has been out of facility for ONLY NINE DAYS and he is already back in the hospital, had a break - again - drinking - again - back to psyche ward. Boo..... I'm not surprised but I must admit I'm disappointed. Thought he would last a little longer than 9 days. Is thi... Read more

  • Friday

    3/27/2015 11:10:38 PM, by TERRI289

    TGIF...tired all over. No matter, tomorrow is the zumbathon and I am very excited. Today was a good day..Zumba class and math class went well. My taxes are done, we owe but not as much as two years ago. I can work less or withhold more..ugh. My lower back is still a bit sore. yay, ... Read more

  • Slightly different ending

    3/27/2015 11:03:37 PM, by KGWINDER

    So I went to the store last night to get fruit and vegetables. The first department is floral. I see the cutest little African violet. Last week my friend, came home after a trip to the hospital to remove spread tumors from her ovarian cancer. They were unable to do the surgery as she was too we... Read more

  • Saturday

    3/27/2015 8:46:47 PM, by JTREMBATH

    It is a wet day today but still got my walk in even though my heel hurts so at the moment it is a slow walk but at least it is a walk.... Read more

  • Updating my about me page....

    3/27/2015 7:21:57 PM, by DREAMYBUBBLES

    This is so old....but keep in in it got reviewIn my early twenties I gained weight from depression and an inactive lifestyle. I''m an emotional eater. I''ve gotten the psychology of it down...well, at least usually I do. But I still relapse. And I need to change my other habits - exercise to be succ... Read more

  • Don't store cheese wrapped in plastic says Chef Meg... who knew?

    3/27/2015 6:24:05 PM, by CTUPTON
    -cheese-what-to-do-100285 This link gives more information.But. my cheese doesn't last long enough to matter. 24 chef Meg's food storage ideas.
    ealthy_Chef's_Fridge... Read more

  • Week 3

    3/27/2015 2:30:58 PM, by ANDREWMOM

    Okay so I have been keeping this going for 3 whole weeks now! Treating myself to pizza with the family tonight AFTER the gym. Lost 6 so I think I derserve! Have to order more Herbalife; using the protein shake I had used previously (a few months ago) - waste not.... Hope this trend continue... Read more

  • Getting back in touch with my goals

    3/27/2015 12:44:00 PM, by PROF_STEPH

    It has been a long looooongg winter in Atlantic Canada. We STILL have about 2 feet of snow on the ground and have more forecast over the next 2 weeks. The sidewalks have been covered in ice and snow most of the winter too, making for a convenient excuse to cut walks short with my dog. I have spent a... Read more

  • Progress

    3/27/2015 11:51:36 AM, by ALTRIA_FATE

    This week's running has me doing a total of 9 minutes per session, with two segments of 3 minutes of running. I didn't think I was going to be able to do it, but I've managed to do it twice so far. It feels like I'm running at my limit, but having that timer on the treadmill really helps me to be li... Read more

  • Thank you

    3/27/2015 10:50:54 AM, by FINALLYFREE1

    I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who answered my post. Just knowing that you ae there helps me a lot. More than you can know.... Read more

  • Starting over

    3/27/2015 10:48:07 AM, by FINALLYFREE1

    ok today I am trying harder. I am taking your suggestions and trying them. I wont eat bread, which I love and I know I am eating too much cheese too. I will try and walk 5 minutes out of every hour since I am not getting in 10,000 steps a day. Sometimes I am close, but not on yet. I am a n... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Friday, March 27, 2015

    3/27/2015 9:19:46 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 27, 2015 BETTER THAN PRIDE There are times in life when we are selfish. We all are. We may want to be the first to talk. We may want to have things our way. We may want to be recognized more than someone else for a good job. Pride and selfishness hinder us from being patient. When we are... Read more

  • Day 75/84: Finish Line is in Reach!! Eeek!

    3/27/2015 9:11:41 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Last night we had a very healthy dinner of grilled chicken, veggies and okay not so healthy but still good - stuffing. I didn't have much of the stuffing. After the little guy went to sleep I successfully completed day 74 with P90X3 Agility X. Really good cardio workout. I am glad I made th... Read more

  • I see my daughter juggling like I did

    3/27/2015 9:00:07 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; My DD has her hands full. The difference is that my DH was more helpful and easier to train. My SIL is not there yet. I stay out of their discussions but I know my DD will succeed with him. He wanted them to go to so many more daycares to check out when DD had already picked one ou... Read more

  • it's friday

    3/27/2015 8:43:50 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! I really enjoyed my day off yesterday. i will make having that day off a priority from now on. it is so worth it. other than working tomorrow afternoon, i do not have any specific plans for the weekend. i know that my daughter will be soooooo happy to see all the prese... Read more

  • Decluttering!

    3/27/2015 2:00:15 AM, by KIM22211

    Hubs said this week is the "tight" week for spending so I am going to be careful not to be a spendy spenderson this week! Instead,I came across a great article one of my team mates shared on decluttering my home! That should keep me busy! Hubs is going to try to work on the yard some this weekend... Read more

  • I'm in charge of me.

    3/27/2015 12:57:50 AM, by PJDANIELS

    If we're not comfortable with ourselves, nothing can possibly make us truly happy. We will be constantly reacting to others, instead of being at peace with who and what we are. I used to waste an extreme amount of energy trying to please others and, while I do like to please others, ... Read more

  • Trying to be more positive.

    3/26/2015 10:22:22 PM, by KRIS_TEA

    So, I had an appointment with my surgeon, the surgeons dietician, the benefits coordinator, and my own physician. My surgeon is apparently one of the best bariatric surgeons in Texas. He is super nice and I am very happy with him. The dietician & benefits coordinator are amazing. I could easily be c... Read more

  • Monkeys, computers and time (looking back)

    3/26/2015 9:50:08 PM, by KGWINDER

    The best laid plans of time can be off set and wasted in the strangest of ways. I went to bed last night with the best of intentions for today. The good news, I'm not giving up. Yet, when someone that is 120 lbs (this is me 30 years ago!) looks at someone over 200 lbs and thinks (yes I rememb... Read more

  • She's Back

    3/26/2015 9:25:40 PM, by MELITAG

    By the beginning of winter I was enjoying weight loss, exercise but winter changes things. I started off well, started doing Jillian Michaels - making sure I got in 10,000 steps by using the gazelle, All was well until after Christmas. After Christmas is always tough - depression starts and just ... Read more

  • Thursday..warm, and thunderstormy

    3/26/2015 9:09:17 PM, by TERRI289

    Oh well, the warmer air was appreciated. I did some errands for Saturday's Zumbathon and enjoyed time with the pets and a book. No classes due to Advisement happy to be a part timer! Vikings will be on shortly..woo hoo! 223... Read more

  • My Spring re-set

    3/26/2015 6:45:48 PM, by BECKYF3506

    For quite awhile now I've been losing a pound or two, then gaining it right back. I've been stalling every time I turn around and not making very much progress. I happened across some articles about weight loss, calories, and exercise yesterday that might have some answers for me, so I've decid... Read more

  • Slowly Feeling A Bit Better

    3/26/2015 5:24:07 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    I woke up this morning and was really feeling rough. My hair was crisp from the disinfectant the doctor cleaned the back of my head with before my ablation. As I expected, the back of my head was bruised and swollen. I guess I could say I was a lump head today! LOL. The nausea was pretty fierce ... Read more

  • Success in tiny steps

    3/26/2015 4:42:54 PM, by KEEPSAKES66

    I have had a CRAZY last few weeks. My son is swimming again in his accessible program for individuals who have Disabilities. So he goes there one night a week, I had stuff going on every night including teaching a three week evening course. I have barely had any gym time, which is frustrating as I'v... Read more

  • Green Mac n' cheese

    3/26/2015 2:00:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    The recipe is on the following web page:
    heese/ Spinach makes it green. Sorry I am just getting around to St. Patrick's day!... Read more

  • Yah! Friday

    3/26/2015 1:54:52 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Went and found another Dr. yesterday afternoon and signed up and made an appointment for Monday. Was telling my Daughter last night only to find out that she attends that Dr. to.... Read more

  • Meditation--I don't do this regularly but I have done it from time to time.

    3/26/2015 1:43:01 PM, by CTUPTON
    tml?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000030 Some of the studies indicated that meditating even 20 minutes per day for a few weeks was already enough to start experiencing the benefits.
    its-o... Read more

  • it's thursday

    3/26/2015 1:38:49 PM, by MOMMY445

    a much needed day off for me. i have been putting in a bit of extra time at work this week to make up for the hours i did not have to work last week. so i have less free time to pursue what i enjoy and to get some errands done. i will be working on my online courses tomorrow, as it will be the only ... Read more

  • things very busy today

    3/26/2015 12:56:26 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; I went to the gym very early this morning TG. I came home and DD says baby has pink eye. We have gotten all the bedding and toys he touched disinfected and washed. I did not have a cup of coffee until 10:30. We took DD to urgent care b/c she said her eyes are red and itching... Read more

  • Here I am again after a couple of yearshttp://www.sparkpeop

    3/26/2015 12:36:46 PM, by STARZ4US

    Now I have even more to lose and must admit between the weight and the age gain I am feeling depressed. I know it is not recommended but I have started the HCG drops and eating plan again. Started on Sunday. Going ok so far, just a very restricted eating plan but only for a shorter bit than ot... Read more

  • Day 74/84: Ten Days to Go! Oh Wow!

    3/26/2015 8:49:32 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Phew! Last night I was able to complete day 73 with The Challenge from P90X3. Tough upper body workout of push-ups and pull -ups. My upper body is sore today. This morning I woke up and felt okay - not too sore. So I got ready to rock out my workouts. Day 74 of Insanity Max 30 was Max ... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Thursday, March 26, 2015

    3/26/2015 6:43:41 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 26, 2015 BETTER THAN POWER Many believe all who are famous are successful and wise. However, that is not always the case. Not by God’s standards anyway. God says it is better to be patient than powerful. If we aren’t patient and get what we want through force or anger, we aren’t su... Read more

  • Lesson well learnt.

    3/26/2015 5:32:09 AM, by GOANNA2

    A young doctor moved out to Victoria to replace a doctor who was retiring. The older doctor suggested that the young one accompany him on his rounds, so the community could become used to a new doctor. At the first house a woman complains, "I've been a little sick to my stomach." The older ... Read more

  • that's no bull!

    3/26/2015 3:44:44 AM, by KIM22211

    First time ever............I tried bison! We had bison hotdogs for dinner. As I was cooking it, I was hesitant to be honest but when I took my first bite..............I fell in love. Wish I would have ate much slower! lol It was just that good! High in protein Low in fat Delicious!!!! H... Read more

  • class tomorrow

    3/26/2015 2:59:12 AM, by KGWINDER

    Taking a continuing education class tomorrow and will be trying to do the start of clean up in my "disaster room" that's the place you put something where you don't know where else to put it. I did some passive stretching, drank water and felt so lazy today as I rested my bum. Hoping tomorrow to b... Read more

  • Betting on Myself....Literally & April Goals

    3/26/2015 1:45:35 AM, by BEST_OF_ARIN

    So I heard about today. I was instantly intrigued as I am always looking for something to motivate me to stay with a healthy plan. I researched the website for quite some time, read reviews and then sat myself down for a serious chat. As I've stated in my previous blog, I am a ... Read more

  • Stuck in a Medifast rut!

    3/26/2015 1:26:13 AM, by KAYEGURL08

    I don't know if it's menopause or depression but I'm really tired of myself feeling so anti social and worn out. I just can't be counted on anymore. Last October's end I started Medifast with a great coach and by Christmas Day was down 32 pounds and really not struggling with it but then I ... Read more

  • Ballerina, at any age.

    3/26/2015 12:03:00 AM, by PJDANIELS

    Isn't this the truth? How we see ourselves, how we feel about ourselves, colors everything in our life. Always keep that happy attitude!... Read more

  • Some more pix from the Awesome 80s party!

    3/25/2015 10:08:18 PM, by TERRI289

    Mouth open and singing.. We are dance fanatics! On stage doing Zumba High with Ty and Amy Today was a good day..classes went well and the chiropractor and massage therapist helped my back. It is still sore but guess I will remember not to do dead lifts again! Tomorrow is Advis... Read more

  • Zoom zoom (weeks 52-55)

    3/25/2015 9:48:18 PM, by RED456838

    The past month has been a blurr. It's been a year since I have been diagnosed with high blood pressure. In that time, I have changed the way I eat, became more active and dropped and kept off 20lbs. My BP is normal, managed with (mild diuretic) meds, exercise and less sodium/caffeine. I am ... Read more

  • Successful Procedure, But Painful

    3/25/2015 9:17:37 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    My procedure looks like it was successful. I am in a lot of pain this time and with the pain comes the nausea. Ice and medication are really helping. When we first got home, I slept for about four hours. I think the dogs were worried because they head butted the bedroom door and got into the roo... Read more


    3/25/2015 5:54:13 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    FREEDOM ISN'T FREE: My abuser/husband kicked/locked me out while i was in the hospital. I have envisioned this day, listened to the audio I have of him threatening me and wondered what life could be like. Now that he's gone out of my life I find myself frightened of being alone and wonder what's to ... Read more

  • A Little Humor to Brighten Your Day

    3/25/2015 4:23:44 PM, by WOLFSPIRITMOM

    Hope you are having a great day and this gives you a little chuckle. I used to be addicted to the hokey pokey, but then I turned myself around! 334 244 250 9 ... Read more

  • what a day yesterday was and today is calmer

    3/25/2015 2:35:42 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon, Grand son is teething and not in a very good mood. I feel sorry for him. I thought baby tylenol would help, both parents said no. I do not interfere with rules they set for their kids. Grand daughter helped me pick up leaves this afternoon. Both my DD and SIL has been in and... Read more


    3/25/2015 1:42:13 PM, by JTREMBATH

    I have a half day today yah I am going to find another Dr. as the last time I went to our Dr. about my sore foot he said he would send me for an xray and then he tried to see me out the door until I told him I want an script then he decided to do my blood pressure and that was it I could not in ther... Read more

  • Accomplishments

    3/25/2015 12:11:26 PM, by IDNYCAGIRL

    It's been a week since I completed Focus T25 program. Total pounds lost was 26 pounds and I feel like a brand new person. I never thought I could accomplish and finish such an intense work out and feel so good about it. I was able to find focus in my day and everything I did. My eating habits se... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    3/25/2015 11:43:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful,mild spring day here today. my daughter has grown some more. now she is a bit taller and she now takes a different size in shoes. she is counting down the days until her birthday. my sister and her husband are coming down for a visit on sunday afternoon and they definitely have something... Read more

  • why isnt it working????

    3/25/2015 11:27:05 AM, by FINALLYFREE1

    ok I know that I have been walking and tracking my food intake but the weight is not coming off. What am I doing wrong???? Am i sneaking in things that i should not be eating???? I dont think I eat that much but I must be because the weight is not coming off. I walk 30 minutes every morning... Read more

  • Day 73/84: Feeling it in the Core

    3/25/2015 9:21:03 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Whew! Last night I was able to successfully complete day 72 with MMX. It was awesome. I really do enjoy this workout so much. The hubby and I watch about an hour of tv last night - Hells Kitchen - and then went sleep early. Which was good since I didn't sleep the night before. So I actually... Read more

  • New Doctor?

    3/25/2015 9:16:12 AM, by KELLY48647

    I will be seeing yet another new doctor next week. I have heard good things about him from a few of his patients, so hopefully this one will be one who will be willing to work with me and help get my issues straightened out. He is an hour away, but if he can help me it will be well worth the drive.... Read more

  • The media has a lot to answer for the Body Image it demands.

    3/25/2015 7:44:04 AM, by GOANNA2

    I am so angry. A young lady who went to university with my son went to Mexico to have buttock enhancement surgery and she died. She was 29 years old and so beautiful, but she felt inadequate in the image of young women portrayed by the media and magazines. She had her whole life ahead of... Read more

  • Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    3/25/2015 7:07:58 AM, by FRANCESLUCAS

    March 25, 2015 WAIT EAGERLY We can have a different attitude about life when we anticipate good things to happen. Some don’t like positive thinking. They think it’s a bunch of fluff. Some don’t like followers of Christ. They believe we are people who just trying to cope with a make believ... Read more

  • Hard to say goodbye

    3/25/2015 4:59:06 AM, by KIM22211

    Got some sad news today. My Dr is heading to Germany to be there with her son for quite a while. She notified us today that she will be closing up shop as of May 1. We have one last visit the end of April. She is the best Dr. She does crazy in depth labs and really focuses on cures and prevention... Read more

  • It's time for me.

    3/25/2015 12:09:37 AM, by PJDANIELS

    Just a fact of life, this "healthy stuff" is hard work, but I got it. I'm so excited and relieved to feel good, feel energetic, unlike most of my adult life. Today was a better day for me, though still issues with the "adult" (ha ha I wish they were acting like adults) children, but I... Read more

  • The Cold reality of weight loss

    3/24/2015 11:17:22 PM, by KGWINDER

    So a few weeks back I was so cold. so I went on a routine to raise my body temperature and my desire to eat increased and weight loss really slowed down. So in trying to figure this out, I came across some research that being cold increases the activation of brown fat - which help you stay warm... Read more

  • Fast Tuesday

    3/24/2015 11:03:08 PM, by TERRI289

    Classes, and errands, and a late dinner. Trying to get the list of songs ready for Saturday! Hope your day was good. Sleep well! 213... Read more

  • Big Picture!

    3/24/2015 6:36:48 PM, by KIM22211

    2 days until weigh in and I have been playing make up for the last 2 days. Bad bad weekend eating. But at least I am right back in the game. Might not show a loss, might even show a gain, but I know it is only temporary! It's all about the big picture! Added more protein to my morning shakes and ... Read more

  • depression

    3/24/2015 4:46:36 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    What I hate most about anxiety is waking up with it. It’s like an emotional hangover – the first thing you feel before you open your eyes. I want to be able to tie my anxiety to an event or person or thing. Maybe then I could make sense of it. But I can’t. It is just there, tight and nauseous ... Read more

  • SIBO for FIBRO treatment (FODMAPs +)

    3/24/2015 4:25:59 PM, by DOTSLADY

    I have been seeing a paleo doctor (occasionally). It's a "boutique" service where I "get" to pay an extra $2k a year for personal attention. You know, like you idealistically believe you'll get from an allopathic doctor? Not to complain. I have credit cards for this. :P He is wonderful, btw. It's... Read more

  • Self Motivated?

    3/24/2015 4:09:51 PM, by ECLIPSED

    I was talking to my old trainer yesterday and I keep coming back to something he said. I was asking him about using balls to train and he told me I should come back to his gym, there's a hip hop class (def not me!) and a fitness class for strength and conditioning. I can't go because of a prior comm... Read more

  • Tuesday

    3/24/2015 2:16:09 PM, by ALICEART2010

    Hi Sparkers, Today is a pretty sunny day. I am doing laundry and I just finished the dishes. I have finished my 3 mile walk. Have a super day!... Read more