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  • 6/25/17

    6/25/2017 6:41:50 AM, by VENISEW1

    5 things I am thankful for yesterday, 1) I am thankful for our beautiful & comfortable home 2) I am thankful I was able to go for a run yesterday morning for some alone time 3) I was thankful to be able to have some nice family time biking with my 2 little ones, making dinner & going to th mov... Read more

  • Gods day

    6/25/2017 1:11:31 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a wonderful day celebrate life... Read more

  • Celtic Faire

    6/24/2017 11:11:12 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a fun day...a little getting on the road but the event was fun. The group Albannach is great and the food was awesome. Pictures tomorrow, I promise! 381... Read more

  • Celtic Faire

    6/24/2017 11:11:12 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a fun day...a little getting on the road but the event was fun. The group Albannach is great and the food was awesome. Pictures tomorrow, I promise! 381... Read more

  • Oops!

    6/24/2017 9:08:26 AM, by ANGELGRLKAS29

    Good morning and happy Saturday everyone! So, I went for a walk this morning and took a different path than I usually do...aaaannnnddd got lost! HA! I had planned on taking a 50-60 minute walk and ended up being out for almost 2 hours! 198 Oops. ha ha. I got home and put on my PIYO... Read more

  • Day 24..1 week to go

    6/24/2017 8:42:01 AM, by BRIANNADUNN

    My parents show up in one week. If you have been following my blog you will know that I have been doing a 2 month challenge with my Mother. I have only slipped up a couple times in 2 months. I am so excited, I have lost some weight but I have also broken a lot of terrible habits and I am continuing ... Read more

  • Out of hiding and into the light

    6/24/2017 5:37:32 AM, by MEMEMEMEIII

    I don't do well with publicly admitting my weaknesses, but it's dawned on hasn't served me well. So, I've slowly and surely taken risks and come out of the hiding regarding my sadness and my shame with regards to my life. What is life worth living for?! THAT? No way. So, here I am...picture ... Read more

  • Dental surgery went well...but

    6/23/2017 10:25:16 PM, by TERRI289

    And there is always a but. There is an issue with the root of the tooth and even though we are letting this heal, it looks like an implant might be a real possibility. This bothered me but not as much as the soft food diet and meds that I was given. Luckily my face hasn't swollen but I am going to b... Read more

  • In it for the long haul

    6/23/2017 1:07:21 PM, by TJFSCORP77

    Sometimes it feels like this is a struggle that will never end. I have been working so hard, lost 10 pounds initially and have been stuck ever since. I know I need to work harder and I know it is my fault. I remind myself how far I have come.. how much I have learned and how much I have ... Read more

  • Day 23..The struggle is real

    6/23/2017 12:40:21 PM, by BRIANNADUNN

    When I think of PCOS I think of women trying to get pregnant. I have had PCOS my whole life from 11 yrs to now and had 5 kids. What PCOS is for me is an inability is lose weight and keep it off. I have done lots of research on PCOS talked to countless doctors and I have come to the same conclusion... Read more

  • I'm not invisible anymore

    6/23/2017 11:25:00 AM, by MISSDORKNESS

    So... I don't know how to feel about this. The last event I went to in March, I looked at the pictures posted by the hosts of the event and other attendees, and I was pretty visible in most of the pictures, and focused on in a few of them. But, I just saw someone do a throwback to an eve... Read more

  • Throwing Sunshine at Good Eggs

    6/22/2017 9:46:11 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    When I feel disillusioned dealing with challenging people, I find one thing that lifts me up is throwing sunshine at good eggs. 67 There are so many people over the years who have done things that renewed my faith in humanity. Melodramatic, but it's true. These people end up in my gr... Read more

  • The day before the dental surgery

    6/22/2017 9:17:35 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a good day, long walk with the dog, a pedicure, lunch at a favorite place, and then dinner out with dh. Even made some progress cleaning..Max keeps trying to help..ugh.He loves to eat pens. Sigh, Tomorrow is my dental surgery, opening up my gum, cleaning it, adding material to make... Read more

  • It's a Beautiful Day

    6/22/2017 5:52:02 PM, by WOLFSPIRITMOM

    Hi everyone! Beautiful sunny, hot day in store for us today and for the next week at least. The garden will be finished today, yay, looks so much better than the rocks out there. One more day before Jim Paton is home so everything is going great here. Hope all is well with all of you... Read more

  • just sayin' ... Week 3 if ya wanna know what we are up to

    6/22/2017 5:10:37 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    Sunday, June 11 Jammie day. We watched shoot ‘em up movies and I napped off and on. A real day of rest. Ahhhhhh! Even on vacation … we all need these days truly off. Monday, June 12 We woke to 15mph winds. Sand was … every where. We went ahead and loaded up and returned to Hwy 128. Ju... Read more

  • Mediterranean Cruise on Royal Princess

    6/22/2017 2:01:17 PM, by GOANNA2

    After we left our hotel in Rome, we took the train to the port and then had to get a taxi as it was really a long way off. the terminus was shocking as there was no elevator to go down and across to the other side of the platform. Thank goodness there were some kind gentlemen who helped us... Read more

  • a mixed weather day

    6/22/2017 1:47:15 PM, by MOMMY445

    it started off sunny and somewhat cool here today. a while ago, it rained quite a bit. now it is mostly cloudy. i have still not heard anything regarding the phone job interview i had on monday. i contacted the agency that found the position for me. while i wait to hear back from them, i am looking ... Read more

  • Day 22, 8 days to go!!!

    6/22/2017 11:58:01 AM, by BRIANNADUNN

    I decided to modify my entry. I erased everything I said before. I can't believe how this day went. I got in my workout this morning for 45 min and then my youngest daughter and I kicked booty doing Turbofire 30 class. Which is a 35 min workout. I loved it. Turbofire workouts are so much fun. So wha... Read more

  • Strong Enough to Start Again...Maybe

    6/22/2017 9:22:39 AM, by NYMISC

    It is hard to believe I have not been on Spark since the beginning of the New Year. I just disappeared, I know. The end of 2016 turned out to be completely overwhelming as we visited specialists regarding my kids. I began the year grieving so hard and trying to cope with a lifestyle change that I... Read more

  • On self-confidence and respect for others

    6/22/2017 9:22:03 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Yesterday’s blog on embracing failure while on a path to success left out a discussion of obtaining self -confidence which is the main subject of today’s blog. My parents took pains to teach me self-confidence. Even so, for many reasons, I became an introvert and lacked the self-confidence necessa... Read more

  • Wednesday...good day until..

    6/21/2017 11:24:45 PM, by TERRI289

    I tripped over my bag and torqued my knee. Ugh. Icing it off and on...Earlier in the day I taught a fun class and then went to the beach with my good friend CarolPrestige. We had a great time. The week is half done..woo hoo!! 100... Read more

  • 6/21/17 5 things I am thankful for today.

    6/21/2017 10:53:52 PM, by VENISEW1

    I am working on being more organized to attain some goals. I am going to try to blog nightly again with 5 things I am thankful for daily 1. I am thankful I was able to attend my middle child school award ceremony. 2. I am thankful I was able to fall back asleep this morning after a couple bad dr... Read more

  • Back to reality!

    6/21/2017 7:52:40 PM, by ANGELGRLKAS29

    Hello! First, thank you to anyone who takes the time to read my ramblings and even comment - it's appreciated and makes me feel like I'm not talking to myself! ha. Atlantic City was fun - walked 25,000 steps one day! Almost all of that with a blister on the bottom of my foot from burning my fee... Read more

  • Nevertheless She/He/We Persisted!

    6/21/2017 4:53:41 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    No matter what I face in the weightloss journey and this adventure of creating an even healthier life, I want to be able to say "Nevertheless I persisted." (Maybe one day I will be able to say it while looking down at the scale with a healthy number smiling back at me?) 192 I thought abo... Read more

  • Day 21

    6/21/2017 3:53:56 PM, by BRIANNADUNN

    1 hr on the elliptical and then cleaning and organizing for a few hours. Getting ready for my parents to come over and wanted things to be better organized. Next is the kitchen and then garbage patrol. I was going to go swimming but I think it may have to wait.... Read more

  • Looking for a DVD Quck Trouble Zones

    6/21/2017 12:58:07 PM, by --MAY--

    Does anyone know where I can get the quick trouble Zones from Jillian Michaels!! Have the other three, and it is not on any of them, would love to do the 30 day slim down? Yes I have looked on YouTube, but it is set to private!! Thank-You... Read more

  • Summer is Here!

    6/21/2017 12:51:13 PM, by WOLFSPIRITMOM

    Hi to my SparkPeople friends! Happy Summer Solstice, summer is here finally! Celebrate with putting in a garden, will be finished on Thursday. Trying to do what makes my soul happy. Yoga done today, doing papers today so getting in my walking too. Have a wonderful day! Enjoy!... Read more

  • Embrace Failure and Succeed

    6/21/2017 11:22:09 AM, by OLDEROWL

    You might be second-guessing this advice right now, that’s because many of you have been led to consider that failure is something to cringe at, to avoid and to be ashamed of. However Truman Capote said “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” Nothing is more satisfying then turnin... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    6/21/2017 10:56:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    the first day of summer is here! hurray! i am feeling pretty good these days. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 20..reflection

    6/21/2017 12:14:48 AM, by BRIANNADUNN

    I want to really get back into jogging. Why? My feet hurt, my knee hurts, my hips really hurt and I want to jog. When I weighed 182lbs I loved jogging, 165lbs I could fly, and now I am 236 lbs and miss it. I want to get back into it but I am realizing I am far from ready to fly. My legs are strong e... Read more

  • Change parking lot.

    6/20/2017 11:05:31 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Having a change my parking lot sort of a day.... Read more

  • A productive day

    6/20/2017 10:22:15 PM, by TERRI289

    I did a bit of cleaning, walked the dog, and ate heathy When I got home from work, our younder cat had a bloody paw so off we went to the emergency vet hospital. Fortunately it turned out to be some sort of marker or a kind of ink. They wrapped her like a burrito but ended up giving a thorough clean... Read more

  • Inspirational Quotes: Justice, Injustice, Integrity, Doing the right thing

    6/20/2017 7:30:29 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    “Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls ... Read more

  • Rome - #2

    6/20/2017 4:48:44 PM, by GOANNA2

    I have a few more photos from Rome so I will share these as well. More of the Seven Hills of Rome. The Tiber River.I always wondered why there were no trips on the river and I saw these falls... The inside of a beautiful church. The best pizza I've ever had. Mozzarella and tomatoes wi... Read more

  • Hot!

    6/20/2017 1:13:11 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Summer heat has hit. So, walking less outdoors and doing more inside these days. Have to wear a heart monitor for 30 days (on day 6) so wearing looser clothing to conceal wires, battery and screen. Will remove to fly a few times and for my husband's retirement next week so I can wear a dress. St... Read more

  • Day 20 -10 days to go!!

    6/20/2017 11:55:16 AM, by BRIANNADUNN

    My 2 month challenge is almost done. 10 days to go!! I am stoked. I have had maybe 2 days of slip ups but other then that I still averaged under my max calories and exercised 5x per week. Time to really kick booty these last few weeks to get under 230. My goal is a Size 16..My body has been stuc... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/20/2017 9:32:32 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a much cooler day here today, with a chance of rain throughout. i will know in a few days whether or not i got that job. in the meantime, i will keep active and continue to take care of myself. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • A good Monday..Start the day dancing and end it with SYTYCD!

    6/19/2017 9:24:19 PM, by TERRI289

    Inbetweemn, there was a good doctor appointment where there was ony .5 lb difference between the home scale and the doctor scale. Woot!! A quick food shopping trip followed by a nice walk with the dog and then leftover veggies for lunch. I am continuing to declutter. Slow process but it is... Read more

  • Down a pound.

    6/19/2017 8:56:34 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Poedaughter7 Lost 0.5 lbs since last weighing in! Poedaughter7's lost 14.5 lbs so far. Woot, down a bit since I re-started class. The best diet plan in the world is being AWAY from the fridge. It is important to be so busy you only eat when you are really hungry, and not just bored. Extra work and s... Read more

  • Feeling like I'm on top of the world!😘😘😘

    6/19/2017 8:04:23 PM, by JFOFRIJOLES

    Worked hard for my current weight and regaining my active lifestyle from a drunken sedentary lifestyle... 57 days sober and never felt better! Reach for the stars because you're worth it!... Read more

  • Day 19 reflection

    6/19/2017 1:03:23 PM, by BRIANNADUNN

    I really hope this water weight goes away fast, it is killing me. I knew I would gain some water weight from my period but 4lbs!! I am tired of seeing the 200s. I want to get below 200 so bad but it seems it is that all elusive goal. 39 lbs to go. Come on body..let's go..this is frustrating. Officia... Read more

  • it's monday

    6/19/2017 10:57:16 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a phone interview for a 2 month contract position as an office administrator. i know i will do well. i have done some research online on the company, so i will have some knowledge about the company before i speak with them. my daughter is rooting for me to get it and so are quite a few people... Read more

  • Day 19 in the home stretch

    6/19/2017 9:29:56 AM, by BRIANNADUNN

    Less then 2 weeks to go. I have made it to day 19. My first official non-work day for the summer. It feels like I can sleep the day away but I am going down to the gym and going to workout. I can't lose my motivation now. I am still drinking my detox shakes and eating below my max calories. Th... Read more

  • Prayers please

    6/19/2017 7:14:19 AM, by CTUPTON

    Prayers please for a beloved close relative. You wonderful people said prayers when she was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She did much better than the medical people predicted. But now things have gotten critical. I am afraid I am requesting prayers for lessening her pain and a peace... Read more

  • First part of my trip - Rome

    6/19/2017 4:08:21 AM, by GOANNA2

    Met with my cousin who is 93 and her daughter. Suzanne and I in a Rome street with beautiful oleander behind us. A Roman soldier. Re-enactment for the parade celebrating the end of fascism in Italy in 1946. The horse was friendly. The parade went past the Colloseum. The fighter jets ... Read more

  • Day 18 Fathers day

    6/19/2017 1:47:27 AM, by BRIANNADUNN

    It has been a good rest day. Much better then last week and I have managed to stay within calories all day. I am looking forward to tomorrow and starting a run program with my daughter. Here is to getting into competitive shape.... Read more

  • Happy Father's Day! (Pix)

    6/18/2017 10:26:01 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a good day....Zumba of course, and then a mini road trip with dh! We went to East Point Lighthouse on the Delaware Bay. It has been refurbished and looks wonderful. My baby Groot shirt! We came home to a relaxed evening and a healthy dinner. Have a great week all.. ... Read more

  • Americanize = Add Sugar

    6/18/2017 8:15:38 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    According to some article I read, a lot of international/ethnic restaurants find more success by "Americanizing" food, which can translate into adding SUGAR. We don't eat out often, but when we do, we often chose international food-Indian, Turkish, Greek, Afghan, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Venezuela... Read more

  • Awwwwwwww..... thank you for the birthday wishes. You made my day!

    6/18/2017 7:24:46 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • 2017 back at SP

    6/18/2017 6:23:26 PM, by KRIKRI4

    I found my earlier account, logged in and yes I was still there. I adjusted my current age and weight to today, deleted some old irelevant blogs and try to find my way back into this community. I realized I have to start all over and more, being 81 kg is too much So from tomorrow I will start my st... Read more

  • So tired of being sick and tired.

    6/18/2017 4:28:09 PM, by CHARCHARV

    Just so tired of being sick and tired. What am I doing about it, nothing. I need to get out of my own way and make these changes happen. Joined he 30 day walk challenge. Did manage to get a short walk in. My feet are killing me. Going to commit to making lifestyle changes for 30 days. Doing t... Read more

  • Gods day

    6/18/2017 12:59:43 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a very loving day... Read more

  • i just keep trying.

    6/17/2017 11:12:40 PM, by CHARCHARV

    I just keep trying. Failure is not an option.... Read more

  • Whirlwind week

    6/17/2017 11:04:03 PM, by TERRI289

    Thursday, errands, hair appointment, chiropractor, and dinner date with dh..flounder scamp Friday, Two Zumba classes, lunch with my friend who had eye surgery and is doing better, then a quick doctor appointment to check out my foot which had a small issue. Then celebrating my good friend's bir... Read more

  • Day 19 "Considering Competing"

    6/17/2017 8:36:11 PM, by BRIANNADUNN

    I found out that there are a ton of 5ks in our area and I would love to compete in some next year. I am just to heavy at 232lbs to compete. It would be to hard on my lower back and my ankle. I know there are plenty that compete at my weight but I just don't want to be that person. I have 100lbs t... Read more

  • a warm and humid day

    6/17/2017 2:29:12 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am keeping cool and so is my daughter today. the next few days are going to be really warm here. she reminded me this morning to keep hydrated throughout the day today and i reminded her the same. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • My birthday!

    6/17/2017 1:38:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    I know you all are just dying to know that! chris 211... Read more

  • Whittling Waist: A Sugar-Free Perk

    6/17/2017 11:28:40 AM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    My weight loss continues to be slower than a snail. I'd say I lose 1-2 pounds every few months. However, I recently discovered a new perk now that I have been sugar-free for a good handful of months. You know how on Photoshop there is a liquify tool where you can cinch in your waste and wh... Read more

  • Yay, It's Friday

    6/16/2017 11:49:23 AM, by WOLFSPIRITMOM

    Good morning all! What's up for you today? I hope nothing but fun and getting ready for the weekend. I took on a paper route just to get some exercise so that starts today. Then Bard on the Beach tomorrow, should be fun. Have a great day, enjoy!... Read more

  • I guess I was just ready for the lessons in "Anatomy of Food Addiction"

    6/16/2017 8:47:52 AM, by CTUPTON

    When you are ready the teacher appears. Long ago, a good friend told me this. chris... Read more

  • Who stole the cookie from the cookie jar? NOT ME!!!

    6/16/2017 7:50:50 AM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    Honestly, I didn't eat any sugary treats! I say "sugary treats" because healthy foods can be treats. Fresh local, ripe fruit is a treat. (Sure, it has a form of sugar, but it has fiber and it's a whole food so not a concern.) Making a healthy meal and eating it is a treat. A serving of sugar-free da... Read more

  • Happy day.

    6/15/2017 10:57:36 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Made it to class AND the gym today. Woot happy day. I had a cold a little while ago, so it was not easy.... Read more

  • NSV - The Goal Dress!!! And a lookback

    6/15/2017 8:43:04 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    This was my goal picture. I'm about 190lbs here. This is September of 2007, in Dublin. I haven't worn this dress since (not that I've gone anywhere where it would be needed), but, as it was pretty close to my goal weight, it was the reasonable choice for my goal dress. I was first able to ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    6/15/2017 1:49:17 PM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from a different place today regarding a different job that would go for two months. i will know more about it tomorrow, when i go to the agency that has the job available. in the meantime, i am doing bits of things and keeping cool. tomorrow, and for the rest of the weekend, it is supposed ... Read more

  • 12 weeks of physical therapy to heal leg inflammation

    6/15/2017 12:07:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    12 weeks of physical therapy to heal leg inflammation After 2 weeks the leg pain is much better. I lay on the bed. Heat under the leg and ice on top of the knees . Belt loop around toes to pull the toes toward me. Also pool walking in every way you can think of. Lasts about a half h... Read more

  • new hair dresser does a great job with no drama

    6/15/2017 11:29:04 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good morning; Found out that my old hair dresser may be coming back. But I have already decided that she has too much drama in her life. It plays out with her being constantly late for appointments or canceling them without notice. I told my new hair dresser that I will not go back. I want a app... Read more

  • MindBodyGreen - 4 Things this author had to remind himself of to lose weight

    6/15/2017 2:07:58 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    "I Lost Weight By Constantly Reminding Myself Of These 4 Things" by Brian Sherman
    of-these-4-things.html 1. You have to stay present and win the moments. 2. Losing weight won't always fe... Read more

  • Busy Wednesday

    6/14/2017 10:42:51 PM, by TERRI289

    Zumba went great!! Yay!! Coffee with the girls was excellent and then it was off to walk the dog since the temperature had dropped. A quick sandwich and a shower before the dental cleaning. Ran a few errands and then it was off to library committee after dinner. Ending the day with Galaxy ... Read more

  • It's been a week

    6/14/2017 1:05:38 PM, by STINA1980

    Today I went to the dietician to get weighed and go over my food log from the past week. In my mind I was feeling great, my work pants haven't felt painted on, I tried to increase my water, tracked every bite, and even found time to do a 40 minute workout. I jumped on the scale yesterday at home... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge - 6/14/17 - Day 30

    6/14/2017 12:57:06 PM, by MAUITN

    6/14/17 – Day 30 30. What are you most proud of about your journey towards healthy living during the last month? I was not on a diet during this 30-day challenge. I was eating whatever I wanted. I also didn’t lose any weight. I did a lot of thinking. I did pay attention to what I’m doin... Read more

  • By request: "revenge body" AND STATS

    6/14/2017 11:49:07 AM, by MISSDORKNESS

    So, I posted in the app timeline last night, and was encouraged to share as a blog post. I am on this journey to reclaim myself and ensure I can do the things that I want to do (like travel), and not for anyone else this time. I mentioned in early blogs that my ex, who always acted ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    6/14/2017 9:38:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    i came across some clothes i had not worn in a while. so i tried them on the other day and they are fitting me really well. when i had the job, i treated myself to some nice clothes. i wore some of the nice clothes yesterday and i received so many compliments and felt more confident. my daughter has... Read more

  • 10k Baby Steps

    6/14/2017 12:01:35 AM, by SPARKNB

    Surprised this AM when I looked and notice my first 10k steps in a while, maybe in 2017? (Wasn't tracking for (mostly sessile) early-mid part of 20117. Read a sparkticle (ha: spark article) that said to break it up. So did more steps every hour for first 5 hours, then did aerobic hour work out. ... Read more

  • Productive day..yay Tuesday

    6/13/2017 10:17:07 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a good, the yearly visual field test, finished my book, did some more decluttering, and then went to work. Work was good and then it was home to an easy dinner and some more cleaning. So ready for bed...good night! 213... Read more

  • 10,000 Steps A Day!!

    6/13/2017 7:41:46 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I know this has been said forever, walk 10,000 steps a day, but today's column from Drs Oz and Roizen was something new to me. I didn't realize how quickly our body deteriorates from a week or two of just walking 1,500 steps a day and not reducing calories.
    s... Read more

  • I don't see a difference

    6/13/2017 2:53:19 PM, by BRIANNADUNN

    I was looking at photos today to see if I see a difference between last September and today. Nope. I have longer hair. Nothing dramatic, nothing massive, just a little nip here, and maybe a tuck there. I can't wait until the end of this summer. I am determined that I will get a side by side photo a... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    6/13/2017 1:23:00 PM, by MOMMY445

    a less hot and humid day here today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 13 gain of +3lbs

    6/13/2017 12:07:25 PM, by BRIANNADUNN

    I am wonder women!!! Lol..pushing through to the end. I am ready for time away from dealing with the kids on these buses and my boss. Ready for a break. Working on a workout schedule and really a summer schedule. The kids are so ready for summer fun and I am ready as well for doing more swimming an... Read more

  • anxious today going to a new hair dresser

    6/13/2017 9:47:56 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I have been seeing my former hair dresser for over 5 years. I loved the way she cut my hair. I knew she was having problems, but she assured me that she was just moving to another area in our city. But 2 weeks ago she told me she was leaving the state, her son - her husband. I would... Read more

  • 30 Day Blog Challenge - 6/13/17 - Day 29

    6/13/2017 9:28:10 AM, by MAUITN

    6/13/17 – Day 29 (sorry for the gap. I was out of town) 29. There is so much MORE to you than your wellness journey. Please share 10 facts about yourself that aren't related to your weight loss journey, how you eat, or how you exercise. I struggle with how to introduce myself or describe m... Read more

  • OA Sponsor + water tip

    6/13/2017 1:36:02 AM, by SPARKNB

    I texted a couple of people & found one that seems like a good fit for me as a sponsor; got my first assignment. Also did a couple of meetings. hen, Did well on exercise, double my goal times. Water Tip: put all h20 in big bottle for the day, then, when it's empty, you know you met the goa... Read more

  • Today's PEP - the rest of the comments

    6/12/2017 11:20:52 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Apparently, I was cut off in my comments inside SparkPeople's PEP App (which is rolled into the Community Thread on the Start page, depending on how your settings are arranged.). Why am I not surprised? I copied and pasted into a text message to myself before I hit "send". Sure enough, when I looked... Read more

  • A good Monday

    6/12/2017 10:08:50 PM, by TERRI289

    I had an enthusiastic Zumba class..I was going to tone it down but I got excited by air conditioning! LOL Shopping for foods and odds and ends went well. Tutoring went well and it is time to rest. Good night! 223... Read more

  • just sayin' ... Week 2 if ya wanna know what we are up to

    6/12/2017 8:44:43 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    Monday, June 5 Got breakfast and loaded up for Canyonlands National Park. We stopped at the park Visitor Center and got the lay of the land. We chose to hike the 2 miles White Rim Trail. Absolutely gorgeous. David has taken 1,012 pictures so far. We ate our lunch after the hike and then ohhhed ... Read more

  • Day 12 no weight loss gain +.5

    6/12/2017 1:29:43 PM, by BRIANNADUNN

    Time to focus on the positive..I have worked out 1 hr today and it is the last week of school. That means only 3.5days until summer vacation and I am going to a baseball game for the first time in Friday with the kids. A great way to kick off the weekend. This weekend I am taking advantage of the wa... Read more

  • Negative Self-Talk Almost Killed Me!

    6/12/2017 11:26:05 AM, by PTESORO

    It's been quite some time since I've posted anything. And my journey to better health had had several setbacks From early 2011 I have been plagued with chronic migraine. I was having as many as 25 a month. The longest one I ever had was 19 days. And finding the magic combinations of treatments, the... Read more

  • Full Moon weekend = full of (f)phone OA meetings & now thinking about also CBT & Beck Book

    6/12/2017 2:05:50 AM, by SPARKNB

    I was down on myself for not going to OA meetings, especially after I had 'slipped' after having done well the first week, then binge-ing (though I reaized later that calorically the binge itself wasn't so bad, but the slip caused depression & further off-plan eating for days) than have been back on... Read more

  • Sunday...tired

    6/11/2017 11:31:04 PM, by TERRI289

    Zumba was good but I was beat when I got up. I went to a book signing which was neat since I knew the author and I met the illustrato for the cover and the model too. There was some antiquing and later tutoring my godson for his final. Prayers please....he is easily distracted. Have a grea... Read more

  • Loneliness is what I feel most as an adult.

    6/11/2017 4:42:28 PM, by CTUPTON

    I feel lonely and often bored. I have had periods of depression most of my life. And, of course, the overeating is a constant, daily battle since childhood. As a child my Mom showed her love by feeding us--lots of delicious food. Obviously I needed less food. But I needed more....of what??? I... Read more

  • Keep That Multi-Sensory Memory Alive

    6/11/2017 4:15:20 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I love getting little gems of wisdom on here that help me stay the course and one that sticks out recently came from Maringal. Regarding avoiding binging, she suggested that I should "keep it green" meaning keeping the memory of past binges alive and easily accessible. Filed in my brain, I might hav... Read more

  • Deprived? Me???

    6/11/2017 3:17:13 PM, by CTUPTON

    To my 3 brothers it seems I had a charmed life. And actually till very recently I thought so too. I m starting to realize why I had such a tough time "doing life." I began teaching and the many years of teaching taught ME tons!!! wish I had known these things before starting to teach! Her... Read more

  • Childhood deprivation-me?

    6/11/2017 3:06:36 PM, by CTUPTON

    Me? Deprived in childhood? Huh? The Anatomy of food Addiction is saying this. If someone is addicted as an adult, it started with deprivation in childhood. But I was certainly well fed and kept safe and loved! I have to did a bit deeper to look for any deprivation. I always felt very inde... Read more

  • just sayin’ … excuse me

    6/11/2017 12:17:18 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    I kicked another pound to the curb … I moved into the 170s … but I am just passing through on my way to 140 !!!!! I am down 80 ½ pounds from my heaviest. The last 36ish pounds I have let go of by following my doc suggested elimination protocol. Who knew!!! I am eating only … lean pr... Read more

  • just came in from trimming bushes - also went to the gym this morning

    6/11/2017 12:14:57 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DH is not very motivated to doing the lawn. All the grass we put in is dying. We now feel that the lawn service did put the wrong dirt in. DH never liked doing the lawn, but he started fantasizing that he would suddenly enjoy it. I maintain the gardens and they are going great. ... Read more

  • Naming the feelings helped center me

    6/11/2017 12:13:43 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    As has happened so many times over the past couple of years, I have felt overwhelmed and anxious and buzzing all over the place and just AGHHHHHHH!!!! But, forcing myself to sit down and process it is helping immeasurably: 1. THIS HAPPENED 2. This is how I feel about it 3. This is r... Read more

  • 2 days later...

    6/11/2017 11:39:08 AM, by STINA1980

    Friday I decided to do a couple of workout videos to help in losing more weight. I'm confused why I'm only only losing 5 pounds a month, while others can drop 10/15 easy. Sigh. I know, slow and steady, but it's swimsuit season and I'm desperate here. Anywho, I did 2 videos that was a combined 40 ... Read more

  • Neurotransmitters, endorphine, enkephalins, epinephrine, seratonin, dopeamine, aceytylcholine--OH MY

    6/11/2017 8:41:43 AM, by CTUPTON

    Brain chemicals are why we feel euphoric or depressed or "normal" or anxious or serene or sleepy or energetic or.......... And you thought it was "your feelings" only! chris... Read more

  • food addiction --just images

    6/11/2017 8:16:15 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • book: Anatomy of a Food Addiction

    6/11/2017 7:40:21 AM, by CTUPTON

    book: Anatomy of a Food Addiction: The Brain Chemistry of Overeating Very, very readable--well all except one quite technical chapter. But I loved that chapter, too. by Anne Katherine, M.A. stay tuned........ Read more

  • Friday/Saturday.....great

    6/10/2017 11:39:23 PM, by TERRI289

    Friday was full of the usual fun things, Zumba, lunch with the girls, long walk with dog, and an awesome hour massage where I felt boneless when I left. Hanging with friends at the Tiki bar was fun and then it was a full Saturday with the Pow Wow and later Orphan Black returnin on BBC. Sle... Read more