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  • Wednesday

    7/29/2015 3:17:29 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Well tomorrow will be d day as I have to go over the other hospital to work so will see what this person has to say as I am sure she will.... Read more

  • Summer recap

    7/29/2015 1:15:10 AM, by IDNYCAGIRL

    As August begins I am wondering where did all my motivation go. It's been such a busy time with just everything. I was at such a full force the beginning of this year with my clean eating most of the time and my workouts. I thought I was on such a great path with all my hard work with nutri... Read more

  • Tuesday...going slow

    7/28/2015 11:34:37 PM, by TERRI289

    I am having less intense meltdowns but I cannot say I am ok if I am not....oh well, my real friends will cope and everyone else will ignore me later. I stopped at the library for Dog Heaven(thanks PATSYB7) which was helpful. I also wrote down my memories of my 14 months with Thor. I will add as... Read more

  • Happy Hump Day

    7/28/2015 11:34:30 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed sending light love and joy hugs... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 2

    7/28/2015 11:12:36 PM, by CARRILU

    Oh.Sweet. Molly, today was another full-blown , although deferred, caffeine withdrawal complete with body and head pain beyond my tolerance and vomiting (sorry). I am only able to look at my screen long enough to write this thanks to pain meds and I will attempt a shower here at 8:00pm after. S... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    7/28/2015 10:32:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am finally taking it easy after a really long day. i got to spend some time with my daughter and her soccer team won the game by a score of 5-4! woo hoo! she will be playing a game on thursday. this is for one that was not played when it rained heavily a few weeks ago here. she is ready to go for ... Read more

  • Someday I'll be awesome

    7/28/2015 9:19:38 PM, by PJDANIELS

    Wait, I take that back, I'm already awesome! I'm just not at my happy weight yet, but that day will come too. Had a really nice relaxing trip. We drove to Calistoga, Napa Valley wine country, and I was disappointed with Calistoga. It is not the quaint and charming town I remember from... Read more

  • The Points Gods Must Be Happy!

    7/28/2015 2:27:30 PM, by APPY-LAURIE

    Wow I logged in today and before I did anything I was told I had a Bonus Spin coming! Then my Spark Teams Bonus points were very good to me with a 50 and a 20 and then some smaller number. Gee I haven't won so many points in a day for quite some time. 23 straight days logging in must ... Read more


    7/28/2015 1:25:06 PM, by ALTRIA_FATE

    Weigh yourself - 198.4 (down from 201) Measure your Waist - 36 (down from 36.75) Measure your Hips - 43.25 (down from 44.5) Measure your Thigh - 29 (down from 29.5) Measure your Upper Arm - 13.75 (no change) Measure your Neck - 12.5 (no change) Measure your Waist to Hip Ratio - .83 (n... Read more

  • Back again on the weightloss bandwagon

    7/28/2015 12:04:00 PM, by LOVINLIFE226

    I have been here soooo many times. You know how it is. You get to a point in your life, whether it's a number on the scale, or your pants are a little too tight, or something re-ignites that fire inside to get with the program. Each time I say it will be different. I will stick with this and mak... Read more

  • Quick! To the Alcohol Vault!

    7/28/2015 12:00:01 PM, by SILVARBELLE

    ....Because I feel like I need ALL the drinks. Today, I got a Mirena implant. It's a five-year birth control device that is going to regulate my menstrual cycle so I'm not absolutely incapacitated one week out of every four. I have no plans to have kids or do anything that makes kids, so the ... Read more

  • Getting There, Not Self-Sabotaging

    7/28/2015 9:54:06 AM, by SILVASHAN

    In Nov 2012 I made it down to 201. I had lost 31 lbs in 6 months. My goal had been 199 and I had started at 232. I was doing great. And then...I just quit. It got too cold to ride outside and I got busy with school and...on some level...I think I got freaked out that I was going to succeed and ... Read more

  • Whole 30 - Day 2

    7/28/2015 9:08:24 AM, by JENNIFER2578

    I am a day behind on my blog. I meant to blog last night about day 2 but I started my online class and had 21 pages to read! So today is the morning of day 3. Day 2 went good. Only 2 things I am worried about. I had a spicy black bean burger and I am not sure if I am supposed to have the beans... Read more

  • Just came from gym

    7/28/2015 8:52:48 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I did not sleep well so I got up and went to the gym. I feel better because I went to the gym. Getting my exercise early in the morning, sets a good tone for my day. 386 My Dh has been having trouble focusing lately. I talked to him last night. He has been busy at work. I am encou... Read more

  • domestic viloence

    7/28/2015 5:30:35 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    domestic violence After I left DV I was so relieved and so happy I wasn't killed. Now I almost wish he did kill me because the agony keeps getting worse. I mean like being suicidal and in terms that each day I discover another way in which DV has permanently impacted my life. Besides being impove... Read more

  • Tuesday

    7/28/2015 3:12:18 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Had a very upsetting day today I had a run in with my Acting Manager Charge Nurse I have worked in the hospital system for 30 years next month have been an Acting Manager myself and a Union delegate for most of that time to and felt I wasn't being listened to so contacted the Union to sort it out at... Read more

  • Faulty Memory

    7/28/2015 12:09:36 AM, by SASSYBLONDE69

    So, I still can't remember what I wanted to write about last night. Irritating. Today, I put on makeup. I haven't done that in a long time. Not because I felt good, but because I was trying to make myself feel good. It sort of worked. It didn't do anything for the pain, but it did help my mood!... Read more

  • Whole30 Day 1

    7/27/2015 11:48:21 PM, by CARRILU

    I was so excited about starting I woke a few times through the night in anticipation of getting on with it or was that the coffee binge I went on yesterday?? I feel like I have an advantage right off, my experiences thus far. Let me explain. Last week I gave up caffeine ( I know, coffee binge, s... Read more

  • Monday...transtion day..thank you for your care and concern.

    7/27/2015 11:19:24 PM, by TERRI289

    I can't tell those of you who contacted us how much it helped. Our hearts are shattered and our psyches are in shock still. I cry at the drop of a hat and dh is staying stoic But your kinds words really was good to not be alone. We tried to keep busy today and I also spoke to our... Read more

  • Changing My Taste Along With My Diet

    7/27/2015 9:05:48 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    If you had asked me ten years ago if I wanted grilled fish, I would have given you an emphatic, NO! I loved seafood but not fish. (Still to this day I can't stand the scent of fish cooking.) Tonight, when I took hubby out for his birthday dinner, he had a large salad, green beans and a steak topp... Read more

  • Buddy Up List at the Indy/Noblesville Rally

    7/27/2015 5:12:29 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Lucy Crazymama46 Fishers, IN Beth ~indygirl Fishers, IN Tina Hoosiergirlindy India
    napolis, IN Tom McCourtt Dayton, OH Brad Bradmill2922 Jefferso
    nville, IN Andrea Rachelle50 Indianap
    olis, IN Michelle McJoyful Indianapo
    lis, IN Geoff Gmccuen Indianapo... Read more

  • Step by step - July 2015

    7/27/2015 1:13:18 PM, by RED456838

    I have been wearing a Fitbit faithfully since November 2014. Here are my most recent results... Week: average daily steps / best day July 6 -12, 2015: 9,508 / 12,194 July 13 - 19, 2015: 8,731 / 10,973 ... Read more

  • Proud mommy (week 72 & 73 recap)

    7/27/2015 1:07:41 PM, by RED456838

    We were able to find a good gently used weight bar/set online for my son. It came with a 6 foot bar, 2 dumbbell bars, and a variety of weights (2 X 25lbs, 4 X10lbs, 8 X 5lbs), and by the look of the guy we bought it from, it works. Nate met his uncle, who happens to be a personal trainer, and ... Read more

  • it's monday

    7/27/2015 12:09:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very warm and humid day here today. the next few days are going to be the same. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. she says hi to all of mommy's friends. the birds say cheep,cheep. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Dinner went well and DH calmed down

    7/27/2015 10:48:16 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; DD had called and said they would be late. GS had gone down for a nap he needed. GD was so happy to see her grandparents. She is very at home in our house. We played with kids. I got a good chat with DD. Even DH had a good talk with SIL. SIL seemed more mature than we have seen h... Read more

  • Camping in the Backyard

    7/27/2015 10:13:58 AM, by SILVASHAN

    When you have a six-year-old, camping in your own back yard can be very fun. Everything is new and exciting for them so its also exciting for you. We did this last night and I have to say it was an absolute blast. It let him get use to the idea of sleeping outside so that we can camp at the campg... Read more

  • He Missed Us!

    7/27/2015 8:58:19 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    Last week my son was at his grandparents with all his cousins for the week. Every time we called him he said he didn't want to come home. Well Friday we decided to meet my in-laws at a restaurant to pick up our son and that way we could take them out to dinner to say thank-you for having our son fo... Read more

  • I'm Back!

    7/27/2015 8:16:56 AM, by WOLFSPIRITMOM

    Good morning! Well, just got in from our fun train trip about an hour or so ago. It was late both ways but the meals and customer service was excellent. And so nice to get to Vancouver Island for the day to see our son. Will be back here tomorrow. Have a great day!... Read more

  • Monday

    7/27/2015 2:39:03 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Didn't get much done this morning had to catch the shuttle to go over to the other hospital.... Read more

  • Old nonsense

    7/26/2015 9:36:31 PM, by PJDANIELS

    For whatever reason, today was kind of....what's the word....annoying? I was just kind of irritable, tired, knees hurt (add WHINING to the list). Think maybe the hormones are out of whack because nothing at all happened to make me grumpy. Been trying to shake it off all day, me and... Read more

  • One of my worse days ever...

    7/26/2015 5:20:25 PM, by TERRI289

    We lost our younger dog this morning. He got hurt, ran around like crazy and essentially succumbed to a seizure and heatstroke. We though that it was a problem with the collar but when he finally stopped running, we saw that his mouth was bleeding and a tooth was dislodged. I see him everywh... Read more

  • Whole 30 - Day 1

    7/26/2015 4:58:51 PM, by JENNIFER2578

    Day one has been really good. Cut strawberries made home made mayo made guacamole made egg salad (with home made mayo) cut cucumbers cut onions I like to get all my prepping done on Sunday. It really makes the weeks meal choices simple and easy. No breakfast :( Lunc... Read more

  • Dh is going over board on this dinner

    7/26/2015 1:40:11 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; I am going to try again and see if I lose this too. DH is now making appetizers and a cheese tray with steaks as the main course. I have told him this is your daughter and SIL not the Queen of England. He says I never let him just do. He can not see that this is all unnecessar... Read more

  • Today and motivation

    7/26/2015 12:56:01 PM, by TIFFBENGSTON

    I am proud of myself for completing 15 days in a row of going to the gym. I had a larger goal, but then vacation got in the way, and it slowed me down. It has been two weeks since we have been back, and I have gone to the gym twice. I was battling back and forth with myself, trying to decide if I ... Read more

  • Just got back from gym

    7/26/2015 11:05:13 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Lost blog entry again.... Read more

  • Thankful for Tracking

    7/26/2015 10:10:42 AM, by SILVASHAN

    I sit down and pre-plan my food for the day either the night before or during breakfast (which is 90% of the time always the same so no worry about change there). I find that dinner is often the thing we don't think about, but pre-planning with the spark tracker helps me to remember to thaw the mea... Read more

  • Struggling With Getting Stronger

    7/26/2015 9:39:41 AM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Other than doing some housework and some short walks, my rehabilitation is going very slowly. If I do a little too much, I am sidelined for a full day. (Actually, that is an improvement in the grand scheme of things! LOL ) I can now hobble walk around a full block, twice a day. My goal is to wa... Read more

  • Resting Saturday

    7/25/2015 11:32:21 PM, by TERRI289

    Other than the chores, it was a resting day. No dancing, no yoga, no walking except the dog. Body parts seems better at least. We went to two garden centers to looks at potential ponds for our cleared out grape arbor area. That was fun. Good night..... 135... Read more

  • Sunday

    7/25/2015 10:14:57 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Not very nice weather here today not overly cold but a very overcast day, hubby seems to be getting a bit better so I am keeping my fingers crossed his blood sugars are also a bit better.... Read more

  • Be yourself

    7/25/2015 9:20:47 PM, by PJDANIELS

    Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. Uh huh, I agree. I have noticed that people smile at me when I'm out in public, in the store, at the bank, at the drug store. I think it is because I have a happy face. I think my happy just shines through. I think people see that... Read more

  • Another day of weight loss

    7/25/2015 8:16:00 PM, by LILITHD

    I have lost 7 lbs so far on the weight loss journey. I have also lost an inch on my waist. I'm also able to walk for 15 minutes at 2.5 mph without having to stop and catch my breath. I tried the "cardio" setting on the treadmill the other day and I like it. It really gives me a good workout, b... Read more

  • Zucchini Pizza

    7/25/2015 7:50:19 PM, by CTUPTON

    Zucchini Pizzas....Low carb! Ingredients: Zucchini Olive Oil... weird-- I cut and pasted into MS Word but 3 times I cannot put the rest of the recipe into this blog! 24 ... Read more

  • Maintaining

    7/25/2015 11:03:47 AM, by SCHADWE

    I'll be back to work next week and I have maintained within the normal 5 lb daily swing since my last post. I found out a lot has changed at work, one of the girls I thought was a lifer gave her notice and will not be there when I get back. She will be missed, Little T was a trooper, no task... Read more

  • DH has been tense due to weigh in today

    7/25/2015 10:59:48 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; Dh goes to Weight Watchers and they weigh in weekly. He has not lost weight for 2 weeks and is so anxious. He went on a walk this morning Very early to see if he could lose weight on the scale. I have chosen to stop this merry-go-round of the cycle of weighing on the scale on a sc... Read more

  • Will be away for a couple days blog.

    7/25/2015 10:18:45 AM, by SWEETBABYGIRL5

    Nothing is new but I just wanted to let you my Spark People friends that I will be away for a couple days not around a computer with Wifi I don't think. But when I get back I will keep you all posted ok. So I work 4 hours today then going Tims Brothers house for a bbq and just a get together shou... Read more

  • Sunrise at the Beach

    7/25/2015 9:38:41 AM, by SILVASHAN

    Got up early this morning and went to see the sunrise at the beach with my husband and son. Hope everyone can get a bit of outside time today. It does the mind and body good. ... Read more

  • Great day in spite of......

    7/24/2015 11:14:26 PM, by TERRI289

    You guessed it, the cranky hip! It was a little ouchy during the class I taught and manageable during the second class. It got bad when I tried to ice and rest it. Sigh. I took an anti-inflammatory with dinner and it is feeling better. Will try to rest it this weekend.. Spend some time wit... Read more

  • Saturday

    7/24/2015 10:41:34 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Turned out to be quite a nice day a bit cold this morning and very foggy so waited till the fog lifted before I went for my walk. was at least able to hang out the washing on the line which I have not been able to do for awhile.... Read more

  • May your life preach louder than your lips.

    7/24/2015 9:12:37 PM, by PJDANIELS

    I needed to see this today and, poof! There it was! It magically just caught my eye. My favorite oldest granddaughter (yes, she is my ONLY oldest granddaughter, of course, family joke) is here for the night and tomorrow we are going shopping to get a new outfit or two for school starting nex... Read more

  • All Kinds Of Constructive Activity Today!

    7/24/2015 7:59:53 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    I started off my morning by enjoying one of Chef Meg's blueberry flax muffins along with some cooked egg whites. As I did my chores and sipped my chai latte, I realized that I wasn't hungry again until 2:30pm! I got a lot of satisfaction and felt full throughout all of my various activities. I ti... Read more

  • Fantasy expectations

    7/24/2015 7:36:53 PM, by JOANNANOW

    The start page on my spark site says I have lost 45 lbs. since April 2011. It's been almost a year since I wrote a blog. I have lost most of that weight in 2015 and most of it since March 1st. When I went to my family doctor the other day I told him how much weight I have shed since the New Ye... Read more

  • Friday Favorites

    7/24/2015 10:50:38 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    How does a person write about their favorites and not end up all over the world with comments and lists? I am sure there is a knack to writing of my favorites and I hope I catch on to this. Of course, what's not to like about the last day of the work week and the week end on its heels? ... Read more

  • Waiting game

    7/24/2015 10:26:19 AM, by JENNIFER2578

    I was really really hoping to get my Whole 30 book before I start my 30 days on Sunday. It may come today, I hope! I almost get this feeling that I cant start unless I have this book first. I know this is not true and I know enough about the plan that I do not NEED the book to begin. My old se... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/24/2015 10:26:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! yay! it will be a very warm and humid one,though. i am prepared and so is my daughter. all of the birds are ok and say hi. i have some errands to run before it gets too hot outside. have a great day,everyone and a wonderful weekend!... Read more

  • contractors

    7/24/2015 10:04:39 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; a couple weeks ago- we got new hot water heaters. Our city has a rebate program. With program, the city inspector has to come out. Well, both hot water heaters did not pass inspection. One is leaking carbon monoxide. We have carbon monoxide detectors. TG. I was so calm this mor... Read more

  • New Scale / New Lifestyle

    7/24/2015 9:25:47 AM, by SILVASHAN

    Got my new scale in last week and since then I have been losing small amounts steadily. So nice to see the scale moving finally. I suspected having a scale that didn't move for almost 2 weeks straight was a problem, but I figured I was just stalled out. Now, side by side, I see the old scale was ... Read more

  • Friday

    7/24/2015 3:53:05 AM, by JTREMBATH

    A bit late today but did not have time this morning before work, hubby is a bit better this morning his blood sugars were good 7.1 but tonight 20.2 not good but the dr said that until he gets rid of the infection he will be like that.... Read more

  • Thursday night.....oops,I hurt!

    7/23/2015 10:37:30 PM, by TERRI289

    I wondered what would hurt after all of yesterday's activities. My hips are a bit sore(from the slow burpees I think) but everything else is far. Yay I still feel pretty awesome... Work was good, massage/chiropractic adjustment was helpful, and we saw our godson in a play tonight, ... Read more

  • Make it through the hard stuff first.

    7/23/2015 10:32:56 PM, by PJDANIELS

    I really love this. I think it describes perfectly my quest to become healthy. It was so hard in the beginning, I fought myself every step of the way, whether it came to eating, exercising, the negative self talk, the feeling of impending doom and failure because I had only failed befor... Read more

  • Rockin' that workout diversity!

    7/23/2015 6:03:54 PM, by ALTRIA_FATE

    This week I tried a couple of new things. On Tuesday, I went to a Pilates class. It was only 45 minutes, but it totally kicked my butt! I felt it all of Wednesday. My poor partner must have thought I was so silly, asking him to get me stuff all the time because I had trouble getting off the couch. M... Read more

  • Pampering Is Good For The Soul

    7/23/2015 4:49:47 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Today, I treated myself. Hubby and I went out for a healthy breakfast. Later, I had a hair appointment. I love to have my hair done! I feel relaxed and pampered. It has been a great day!... Read more

  • A Work-in-Progress

    7/23/2015 10:37:47 AM, by SILVASHAN

    I am .6 away from my 15lb goal. Can't wait to hit it. After that I'm on to the 20lb mark and so on and so on. The mini-goals really do make it more manageable and inspiring. I find that when I put up my big long term goal of 50lbs it seems so far away. However, taking it 5lbs or so at a time fe... Read more

  • Great Ideas Thursday!

    7/23/2015 10:21:17 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    *** *** Chilled Soups! Are we getting tired of making salads all the time. If you are getting sick of salads and need a break to another cold, vegetable meal, Chilled Soups are the Bomb! Gazpacho...probably the best known of the heap, is a good refresher. I must admit that I h... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/23/2015 9:40:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    i applied for a few more jobs today. i will continue to do so until i get something. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i finally had a chance to try out some of my new exercise dvds and i am really enjoying them. i am so glad i treated myself to some new ones. now i am even mor... Read more

  • Prepare!

    7/23/2015 8:42:41 AM, by JENNIFER2578

    I have 4 days til I start my 30 day challange. My goals: lose 20 pounds jog a mile instead of walk What I am doing to prepare: grocery shopping for good protiens veggies and fruit making a sticky note count down calendar on my bathroom mirror going to track and blog everyday ... Read more

  • just dragging today - got phone call at midnight

    7/23/2015 8:35:43 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I was sound asleep when my phone rang. It was DS's GF. DS was having a bad night and she said that he wanted to come home. He was not in a rage, but just upset. GF was calm. I told her to give him the phone. He would not come to the phone. So I thought, well I am going to try ... Read more

  • Hubby's last day in the hospital then to rehab but... he phones me hysterically!

    7/23/2015 6:44:44 AM, by CTUPTON

    Yesterday when I saw him and last night when he phoned me--he was very, very fearful. The hospital people are not seeing this side of him. With them is absolutely fine. This is a new experience for me. I don't know what to think. The last 2 months he has been in and out of the ER... Read more

  • Thursday

    7/23/2015 2:42:24 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Had a terrible night last night with hubby I was awake half the night with him and left m him in bed and arranged a lift with one of the girls and contacted my daughter and she arranged for him to go the dr who told him it was viral and gave him a ventilator to take at night.... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday

    7/22/2015 10:58:35 PM, by TERRI289

    What a wonderful day...Zumba Gold class went well, and my friend's Zumba class after was awesome! Then I took a yogalites class and had lunch with a good friend. We chatted for three hours and ate healthy the entire time. Oh there was a pedicure in there between the yogalites and the lunch. Lat... Read more

  • Just be happy.

    7/22/2015 10:28:06 PM, by PJDANIELS

    Today I am pausing and noticing, taking a moment to just be happy. Had a rough start, emotionally, my bad. Didn't use my "tools" quite as soon as I should have. Son's Case Manager came to pick up his weekly allotment, I had a little chat with him, and it just makes me sad. The other d... Read more

  • Getting ready for Whole 30!

    7/22/2015 2:52:25 PM, by JENNIFER2578

    I am starting my challange on Sunday 7/26. From what I have read so far, it is pretty simple. Protocal says to eat protien(meat, fish and eggs), Veggies, fruit, nuts, and olives. I can have olive oil, and coconut or ghee butter. I have never tried either and I hope they carry it at my local stores. ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/22/2015 2:40:58 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful summer day here today! my daughter's off to day camp for the afternoon. she really enjoys going there. she met up with two of her friends on the weekend and they had lots of fun. all the birds say cheep,cheep! i am keeping up with my online courses so far and i just finished one of them ... Read more

  • Feeling better already!

    7/22/2015 1:46:12 PM, by MRSRHAWKINS

    Just had my followup appointment with new doctor to discuss lab results. Thyroid was fine...woo hoo!!! But all other hormones were really low. I guess I really am on the tail end of menopause. Progesterone & estrogen will be increased and adding DHEA. Will also re-test for leaky gut soon. Exci... Read more

  • Out And About Today

    7/22/2015 12:42:27 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Hubby likes to have company when he runs errands, so I decoded to go with him today. We drove my car instead of his work van, so I would be more comfortable. We were able to use my new windshield wipers as it rained intermittently all the way to the customer site. The new wipers were a vast impro... Read more

  • Been up early and getting chores done

    7/22/2015 11:22:25 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good morning; I have much to do. I have company coming. I am still downsizing. I have gotten half of the attic done. My garage is full. I am getting rid of these cardboard boxes from one of 5 moves. My DH had just begun to sort and get rid of stuff. He is beginning to see the value of this e... Read more

  • Life style changes

    7/22/2015 11:09:25 AM, by LDFRANCO

    Is there anyone in your life that is benefiting from your lifestyle changes? Yes! My kids are benefiting. They are taking cues from mom and picking fruits and veggies for snacks. My oldest is loving bell peppers with a dip and my youngest loves most fruits, esp apples pears grapes and oranges.... Read more

  • Thank you all for the ideas for a device for (handicapped ) hubby to have music available!

    7/22/2015 10:46:31 AM, by CTUPTON

    IPOD shuffle or the "nano" thing sound better than a phone. I don't have a phone for him. thank you everyone! 220 304 220 304 220 304... Read more

  • Wow, It's Wednesday!

    7/22/2015 10:34:18 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    Were is the summer going? It is heading towards the end of the month, we passed the middle of the summer and I feel like it should still be May. I need to relax more...even though I feel as though I am not accomplishing anything. I guess I am getting that balance thing going. Wha... Read more

  • Trying not to get frustrated

    7/22/2015 9:03:50 AM, by ANDREWMOM

    because I know that the scale is not the best way to judge but when it does not EVER move from a certain point for weeks... gets very discouraging! It goes down then back up; down then back up... gggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr 234... Read more

  • Getting Back on a Schedule

    7/22/2015 8:44:09 AM, by SILVASHAN

    We've been on summer break for a month now and things have been very loose and haphazard. I've enjoyed it immensely, but our 6 year old has really been antsy with never knowing what we're doing next. After a year of kindergarten routine he's really come to rely on knowing the schedule. After a fe... Read more

  • And the scale went *thunk*

    7/22/2015 7:07:31 AM, by HONEYBEE42

    At my work place, there's the scale like what you see in the doctor's office (the sliding bars). Now a lot of people will weigh themselves in there, but I've been really self conscious about doing so if anyone comes in before I've done so. So, I went in, and I stepped on and set the scale to w... Read more

  • Wednesday

    7/22/2015 3:16:30 AM, by JTREMBATH

    With hubby not being well he is not dropping me off at work so early so I have to complete my SPoints when I get home.... Read more

  • Good day except...

    7/21/2015 10:22:09 PM, by TERRI289

    Classes were good and so was tutoring. My darling Thor dog was not. His usual affable nature was nowhere in evidence when we went to the vet. e was jumpy in the car and spastic at the vet, even with dh there. He met us after work at the office. His behavior was atrocious...He basically had a t... Read more

  • Happiness is.......

    7/21/2015 10:17:56 PM, by PJDANIELS

    I LOVE this. "Happiness is when you feel good about yourself without the need for anyone else's approval." I had to stop and think about this for a minute, and had a few random thoughts about it. Today at work my boss brought in cookies. He said to me, "I did not offer you any becaus... Read more

  • randomness

    7/21/2015 4:16:17 PM, by EYEREENAH

    Tomorrow we get our POD from TX. i am most excited because it has all of our cooking stuff and exercise equipment lol and of course our bed and everything else. this means on Thursday I can officially start working out with weights at home and not have to drag myself anywhere. also i cant wait ... Read more

  • 1 Month Until Classes Start

    7/21/2015 11:38:43 AM, by SILVASHAN

    I teach and am a mom. I find that this combo means that summers are pretty easy for getting us on a good schedule and eating healthy and exercising. However, fall and spring are rough for me. I spend so much time taking care of students and my kiddo that my own health and needs get put to the sid... Read more

  • My Gosh, My week end!

    7/21/2015 10:56:59 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    I have so many good things to report. I have lost just short of 5 lb. I have a couple more days left on phase one of South Beach Diet (SBD). Then I think I can add a fruit a day and a whole grain. I need to read in the book to be sure I am doing it right. I didn't expect a really larg... Read more

  • Been to gym and have done many errands

    7/21/2015 10:45:35 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I was having stinky thoughts for the past two days. It was a mood I was in. The old me would have overeaten and then felt sorry for myself for over eating. But I started reading on web and books that I have, I know that moods are human that everyone has and they pass. I have to ... Read more

  • Missing The Little Guy - But Enjoying the Extra Sleep!

    7/21/2015 9:07:16 AM, by ANGEL_AMBER

    This week feels odd because the little guy is spending the week with his grandparents. My in-laws called and said they were taking my nieces and nephew for the week and wanted to know if my son would like to come as well. My son was so excited to spend a week with his grandparents and cousins. ... Read more

  • I need a device hubby can use for music.

    7/21/2015 6:29:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    I see people all the time with a small device for music--with earphones. At the health club people wear them on their arm. Hubby has use of only one hand and arm (stroke in 2006). What would be the very easiest device for him to use? I guess I or someone would have to load songs... Read more

  • Lymph drainage treatments and leg wrapping--it is working

    7/21/2015 6:09:45 AM, by CTUPTON

    Lymph drainage treatments and leg wrapping is working. It is not fun and it takes time but my leg swelling is down and best of all my leg pain is down! 224 I have been going twice a week--Monday and Thursday to get the special massage and have my left leg wrapped. The left leg has been more... Read more

  • Tuesday

    7/21/2015 3:42:25 AM, by JTREMBATH

    It was a surprise this morning when we got up this morning to a cold frosty morning because last night it blew a gale and poured with rain so was expecting to find a warmer morning.... Read more

  • Monday night

    7/20/2015 10:13:33 PM, by TERRI289

    15,188 steps later..taught two Zumba classes, took one, and also a yogalaties class. Feeling physically strong. Pretty good for a hot hot day Got a bunch of errands accomplished, Pretty good for a Monday! Watching Major Crimes...enjoy your night! 355... Read more

  • First it will piss you off.

    7/20/2015 10:03:32 PM, by PJDANIELS

    Yup, it's true. To get to this place in my quest to be healthy, first I had to face the truth. Truth #1: I did this to me. Truth #2: I may be genetically disadvantaged, bad metabolism and thyroid issues but bottom line is, I did this to me. Truth #3: My mother may have used... Read more

  • Perfect fit!

    7/20/2015 9:52:48 PM, by SASSYBLONDE69

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  • You have to learn... not just a diet

    7/20/2015 5:01:35 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    You have to learn to believe in yourself... You have to learn to love yourself... You have to learn to embrace the journey... ... Read more

  • You are going along just fine and you get hit on the side of the head

    7/20/2015 4:08:40 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; Thank Goodness for the support of friends that I met on Sparks. I found out some concerning information that blind sided me. I had to really think about this. One has to forgive! Someone stole a precious item from another family member. It was done when the person was young ... Read more

  • The Next Few Weeks

    7/20/2015 3:15:06 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    As part of this weekend's WEC, I am supposed to write a blog about the first 9 weeks of this round of the BLC. This is my first round as a Honey Badger. The Honey Badgers are amazing! Tough, no excuses with an emphasis is on exercise and nutrition. Just what I need! I have learned a lot this ro... Read more

  • I Got Sunshine...

    7/20/2015 3:08:04 PM, by SILVARBELLE my backyard! Sunnies are awake! Lookit how prettyyyyyy! Even the spiders like 'em. I think that's a Green Lynx Spider. But yeah! I've got sunnies! I even have some millet growing - completely by accident. Not that my sunnies care. Bam! Some yellow in your... Read more

  • So much to catch up on, but I'll start with yesterday

    7/20/2015 1:35:59 PM, by VEGANFITLADY

    Yesterday I completed a half marathon! I had almost given up on going to it because I got really sick two weeks out, and the week before the race I had walked 27 miles in 5 days during my volunteering at Girls Rock Camp (not to mention was basically working 12 hour days there). It took me a lon... Read more