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  • Thank you all --about Lyrica...

    6/29/2016 12:11:18 PM, by CTUPTON

    252 247 220 you are so wonderful to me! My daughter takes gabapentin. She has FM, too. Lately I have been getting some extremely sharp pains -short lasting -but ouch! They pop up in any part of my body. this is fairly new for me. thank you again! chris... Read more

  • STOP THINKING and GET MOVING!!

    6/29/2016 10:39:18 AM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    This is my new "mantra" and even though it doesn't sound positive, it is. Whenever I contemplate exercising at home I think too much. I may actually want to do a particular DVD, but I did it yesterday and they say you should keep working different muscles and not do the same thing day after day and.... Read more

  • Our cat, Cujo--on my head--error fixed

    6/29/2016 9:47:55 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • Just checking my goal about having fun in my life...

    6/29/2016 9:38:09 AM, by CTUPTON

    Working on: GET MY FOCUS ON FUN ACTIVITIES: -photography 24 -DVDs from the library to limit evening eating 24 -fantastic fiction.com 20 Not this website--using goodreads instead - daily fun music 24 - exercise dvds or wii fit 24 -geocaching 24 -interacting with fr... Read more

  • Just checking my healthy habits PLANNING AHEAD!

    6/29/2016 9:30:17 AM, by CTUPTON

    FAILING TO PLAN IS PLANNING TO FAIL! So... -Do I have fresh and frozen produce in the house? 41 -Do I have meals frozen for when I just can't get it together? 24 -Am I drinking my water? 41 -Am I getting to the pool often? No problem here!!!! 198 This week no due to appointments... Read more

  • did not sleep well - mind too active

    6/29/2016 9:29:26 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I am tired and will take a nap soon. I am eating well and plan to exercise in the house. I have been walking around the house getting steps in. But I think I am ready for a nap. DH is calling sister and trying to get some understanding of what is happening fiancially b/w his father ... Read more

  • Something new to me--hydromassage bed--huh?

    6/29/2016 8:30:55 AM, by CTUPTON

    I love water and I love getting a massage. A bed that does both! Wow! 198 chris... Read more

  • Lyraca? (sp?)

    6/29/2016 8:06:14 AM, by CTUPTON

    I went to an endocrinologist and she gave me no answers for my fatigue. She suggested Lyraca for my fibromyalgia. She thought it might help my energy, too. There was one other med instead of Lyraca, but I can't remember the name right now. Has anyone had experience with this kind of medicine? ... Read more

  • Good Morning.

    6/29/2016 7:23:53 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have a wonderful Wednesday...... Read more

  • Wednesday

    6/29/2016 3:19:00 AM, by JTREMBATH

    A very very wet day today we had a record rainfall at lunch time in an hour it came down in a deluge causing rapid flooding I am pleased I was at work and did not see it but hubby told me what it was like when I got home.... Read more

  • Happy hump day

    6/29/2016 1:37:24 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day today was better but so not happy with the Drs, here they are the worst one day he has cancer two days he doesn't they can not make up their mind I feel like a revolving door my head spins have a wonderful day wish the medical here was better... Read more

  • FitBit & Tracking on SP Accurately

    6/29/2016 1:26:02 AM, by IBSHAUN

    Way back in 2010 when I started using Spark People I didn't have any gadgets or even a gym membership. Since then I began using a FitBit to remind me to keep moving every day. When things waned for me on SP I started using MFP to see if that would help motivate me, give me a change of scenery so t... Read more

  • Night Owl

    6/29/2016 12:16:57 AM, by BTKDIVA

    Retirement meant being able to wake up and go to sleep when I wanted to. I turned into a total night owl. If I were to go to bed before midnight, I might get up earlier and go to the gym before noon! I need a new "normal". ... Read more

  • DAY 130

    6/28/2016 11:15:01 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Woke up before the alarm & started my day with a 2 hour workout. 35 minutes of GF walking, 47 minutes of Taebo Energy, 20 minutes of Turbo Jam & 20 minutes of Zumba. I was very sore today from climbing stairs. Today I climbed 432 stairs. That made me sweat more than all the other exercise combined... Read more

  • Tuesday...work and Zumba at night followed by wine

    6/28/2016 10:57:48 PM, by TERRI289

    Just saying that is the perfect way to whine down from your day. Glass of shiraz while cooking dinner. Like dancing with an empty stomach better! Hope your day was good....my hair had a rough time with the humdity but hey, that is what scrunchies are for!! Goodnight! 102... Read more

  • sister's surgery.

    6/28/2016 7:29:40 PM, by RISINGBLUESTAR

    My sister is going to get her surgery dare sometime this week. She is soooo nervous. I keep telling her that it is a routine surgery and not to worry but she has had surgery before that was routine and it did not go well at all. The surgeon said it was his fault. He waited 9 hours to take out her ap... Read more

  • What coffee can do for you!

    6/28/2016 5:49:59 PM, by CTUPTON

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    ffee chris... Read more

  • Disappointed after doc appt

    6/28/2016 3:51:44 PM, by CTUPTON

    I went to an endocrinologist, hoping advancements in medicine would help me be less tired. Nope. She said everything tested fine thyroid, vitamin D, B levels in blood, no gluten sensitivity, iron OK, etc. etc. Darn. I was hoping she'd find something I could fix. Her advice mainly wa... Read more

  • Sabotaging my Efforts

    6/28/2016 12:15:42 PM, by NYMISC

    I am currently living with relatives and out of money due to a huge down payment on a house. When we first moved in, I told them about our summer challenge and how at this point this is really life and death for me. They were supportive. I am starting to show signs of loss. One relative commente... Read more

  • Looking for a new gym.

    6/28/2016 11:01:00 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I am looking for a new gym this week. Many people switch gyms at New Years when the holidays have been extra cruel to their bodies. Yet because of this the summer switch has extra good bargains.... Read more

  • great workout this morning

    6/28/2016 10:31:28 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning; I have a habit to exercise early so other unexpected diversions do not interrupt with my exercise. I have gotten DH to do the same. We got word from 90 year old in-laws. FIL is not giving his daughter money to buy for my MIL food. His daughter spends money from her own pocket whic... Read more

  • 25lbs down!!!

    6/28/2016 9:12:04 AM, by MISSDORKNESS

    Alright, woke up and weighed today and I'm officially 25lbs down from my starting weight. 3.5lbs away from hitting 25% of my goal. 12more pounds from getting into the "obese 2" range. I started to do negative self-talk this morning, "well if you hadn't had those backsliding yo-yo's last... Read more

  • Good Morning

    6/28/2016 8:03:36 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have a wonderful Tuesday... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/28/2016 3:04:17 AM, by JTREMBATH

    A busy day today no dramas everything went well.... Read more

  • Tuesday

    6/28/2016 1:12:19 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Just to let you know I will barely be around any more some do not like my posts so they do not understand the stress I am having so I will blog only... Read more

  • DAY 129

    6/27/2016 11:40:01 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Today went by very fast. I cleaned my house & deep cleaned the kitchen today. It took me almost 6 hours! DH & his BF replaced the motor in my dishwasher. It took them less than an hour! Thank you YouTube! Amazing how much stuff around the house DH has done because of Youtube. And the dishwasher is ... Read more

  • Sunday/Monday

    6/27/2016 10:49:39 PM, by TERRI289

    Sunday we attended the Celtic Fling in Mount Hope Pa..fun day just very hot! We got to hear our favorite Scottish band Albanach https://www.youtube.com/watch?
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    7D99CF13CE0 Great drums and bagpipes. Today the two Zumba classes were good and I fit in s... Read more

  • Poof

    6/27/2016 10:10:59 PM, by LILMOMMA356

    Gone... Read more

  • Sometimes Pain Needs Medical Intervention

    6/27/2016 7:18:10 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    I had therapy scheduled for 9am this morning. I had been up half the night with huge amounts of pain and discomfort. I am in the process of changing from a very strong pain medication to one that is one step down. I always go through a short period of adjustment, during which my pain is poorly con... Read more

  • Weekend Wanderings

    6/27/2016 6:33:59 PM, by RWETHAIRYET

    One thing I struggle with every single Saturday is getting up and moving. I am up at 4:30 on weekdays, out the door by 5:20 and don't pull into my driveway until a little after 5 pm most evenings. Then it's rush around trying to take care of dinner/pets/getting ready for the next day....before I k... Read more

  • How far can my vanity go?

    6/27/2016 5:16:29 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    36 So, I mentioned that I've been quite healthy the whole time I've been overweight. No health concerns prompting my weight loss, just vanity. Well, overall social acceptance. I've never been big on my appearance, just don't really care for the most part. I totally left my rosacea untreated ... Read more

  • My mirror must have a medical degree too......

    6/27/2016 4:34:50 PM, by RISINGBLUESTAR

    We all know extra weight has bad implications. Still, even if I engage in healthy habits all month, I won't be magically thin. So while we are working on our health, what if something goes wrong? What if we get a mysterious medical issue and need help? The sad reality is that if we are fat, th... Read more

  • having a wonderful day

    6/27/2016 3:44:34 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    good afternoon. Weighed in and still losing weight. I am getting much done, but still in a very relaxed mood. My vitals were great this morning. DH was moody all day yesterday. We spoke about his moods. He denies he has them. He is trying harder today. His dad is like this all the time. He ... Read more

  • Stress management and finding time to live life

    6/27/2016 3:19:26 PM, by RWETHAIRYET

    Once upon a time.....well, what can I say, I was Superwoman. Completed my associates degree, while popping out kids every couple of years and working full-time. Balanced work with kids and all the structured activities that come with that from band to icehockey, karate to girl scouts. Voluntee... Read more

  • Good Morning

    6/27/2016 9:57:28 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Enjoy your Monday....... Read more

  • Monday

    6/27/2016 3:28:54 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Another day when things went wrong got to work this morning no power to the machines and looked at the cabinettes no air, contacted the head engineer at 06:20 am told him what was wrong he arrives at 10 to 8 and I had to get 17 scopes through as with there being no air in the cabinettes the scopes c... Read more

  • DAY 128

    6/26/2016 11:07:43 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Went to bed late again last night & woke up later than I would've liked. I started exercising for 2 hours now. In addition to Taebo & George Foreman, I've added Turbo Jam. So far so good. Today I did Cardio on both. I'm definitely getting stronger, my planks & energy have come a long way. I also ... Read more

  • Back on track

    6/26/2016 9:25:31 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    Taking it day by day. Got in a 30 minute workout at the gym today and a 25 minute walk earlier this evening. I am within my ww points and can even afford an evening snack! I'm obsessed with having fresh berries with my breakfast lately. They seem to all be in season right now. Kn... Read more

  • 31 of 35 days

    6/26/2016 2:59:45 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    So, for my positivity today, I recognize that out of the past month, I've gotten at least 10k steps 31 days. My highest being 23,000+ and second highest being 18,000+. I'm doing a team challenge and don't want to let others down. Silly, isn't it? I won't do it for myself, but, I'll do it fo... Read more

  • What happened- blind slided?

    6/26/2016 12:17:22 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; Had a wonderful day with my grandkids yesterday. Dh & I babysat and had a wonderful time. we entertained them from 9 am - 6:30 pm. DH & I had a nice evening. We got up this morning. Had a marvelous conversation about various topics. We both went to the gym. I had a marvelous w... Read more

  • Spark Coach Exercise: Alternatives

    6/26/2016 9:18:16 AM, by NYMISC

    Asked to make a list of what I can do instead of eat. 1. Knit 2. Go for a walk 3. Blog 4. Call a friend 5. Go for a drive 6. Eat a piece of fruit 7. Drink a glass of water 8. Any hobby really ... Read more

  • Good Morning

    6/26/2016 9:18:02 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have a Blessed and Beautiful day.. enjoy your friends and family..... Read more

  • Frozen Zucchini

    6/26/2016 8:14:55 AM, by PAIGE2017

    Real quick blog because I wanted to share something I discovered yesterday...I really should be getting ready for church as we have a super busy day ahead. But did you know that you can freeze frozen shredded zucchini? I love to use shredded zucchini in breads, muffins and other dishes like cassero... Read more

  • I actually met 2 more sparkfriends! So exciting! Northwest Park, Windsor,CT.

    6/26/2016 6:28:33 AM, by CTUPTON

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    age_id=226 I met Deb and Lorna from the Official CT Team! We came with our water bottles, sunglasses, bug repellent, sturdy shoes to do the "Bog Trail" at Northwest Park in Windsor. It is a huge park with many scheduled activities for concerts, seeing fa... Read more

  • Sunday

    6/26/2016 2:16:56 AM, by JTREMBATH

    It has been raining most of the day I managed to get my walk in between rain so I was lucky I did not get wet.... Read more

  • DAY 127

    6/25/2016 11:53:44 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Today was a really good day. Woke up early & ran errands before the stores got too crowded. Brought my younger son to Lowe's to get his building on. He's really good at building things. Then hit Bed Bath & Beyond. I could stay in there for hours. I did pick up one of those copper saute pans that... Read more

  • Saturday.errands and then rest.aaahhh

    6/25/2016 9:49:04 PM, by TERRI289

    The morning was busy with chores and a great breakfast with my friend. Then I did a pilgrimage to the local native plant farm and got a few things for our dragonfly pond. When I got home, I showered and tried to nap. The cats helped! When dh got done work, we took a ride to our favorite pa... Read more

  • Slow And Steady Wins The Race

    6/25/2016 8:30:39 PM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Therapy has been really tough for the last two weeks. I have had lots of pain and swelling in my hip and leg. The whole approach to rehab for a hip replacement as opposed to a knee replacement is different. With a knee replacement, therapy is fairly aggressive. I was able to complete therapy in a... Read more

  • Walking to the rescue

    6/25/2016 7:44:39 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    First off I'm going to look at the bright side of a rough few weeks stress-wise. I maintained...I didn't gain! My goals of what numbers I planned to be at when have flown out the window and apparently spark-people's graphs also tell me I am not meeting expectations, but slow and steady wins the race... Read more

  • Firing my doctor(s)

    6/25/2016 6:15:05 PM, by RISINGBLUESTAR

    My thyroid tests came back "normal." The doctor said they were "perfect." I'm still not feeling well. The Physician's assistant just lectured me about my weight and calories because when doctors and medical professionals can't find anything, that is their scapegoat. I am not saying having extr... Read more

  • Strength and Being Feminine

    6/25/2016 12:42:24 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    Growing up in the 80's, there were lots of images of women in men's clothes, being successful on their own terms, etc and I'm sure I internalized a lot of that message that it was okay. I was quickly labeled the TomBoy of the family, with my sister being the sociable, indoorsy proper little feminine... Read more

  • End Goals June

    6/25/2016 12:21:33 PM, by NYMISC

    In four days I will have five more people in this house. My son Kyle is coming with his beautiful girlfriend Brooke for a week. My son Kevin's best friends Jarret and Mark are driving up to see him. My stepson, Ayden comes to live with us during the summer. Life is about to get even busier so I ... Read more

  • after reading how the metabolism of the biggest loser people dropped so dramatically

    6/25/2016 11:43:01 AM, by MAVIEPOOH

    it made me realize how important it is that I keep track of what I eat. I was so tired yesterday I got a coke for the caffine and looked at the bottle. Small coke 240 calories that is more than an hour of exercise. Then we ate at KFC. OMG I betweent he coleslaw, chicken thigh mash gravy and 1/2 ... Read more

  • Good Morning

    6/25/2016 7:47:51 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Enjoy your Saturday...... Read more

  • The name of the Game is Frustration!

    6/25/2016 12:34:46 AM, by CTHOMP425

    I have had quite the set back the past couple of months. I had to change jobs due to my health, plus I am now in physical therapy for my back which is helping a bit. I also now have to see a pain management specialist for my back, and he has taken my life away. I am not able to have my rice or any s... Read more

  • DAY 126

    6/24/2016 11:01:07 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Well I finally accomplished all my goals today! 1. Woke up @ 5 am 2. Did 82 minutes of fitness 3. Stayed within my macros & calorie range 4. Got my fiber, (had a salad) 5. Walked 10,000 steps 6. Drank 128 oz. of water. That's a gallon people! First time I ever did that!! I'm feeling pretty go... Read more

  • Saturday

    6/24/2016 10:58:19 PM, by JTREMBATH

    It has rain solid since I got up so did all my housework trying to get my excersice done with my walking done on the treadmill.... Read more

  • Finally Friday-.Zumba and friends

    6/24/2016 10:15:41 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a good day. Taught all morning, lunched with the ladies, and then had a early supper and listened to a band called Billy the kid. It was a nice day even with the thunderstorms. Looking forward to sleeping.Hope you day was good Sleep well! 102... Read more

  • Has it really been 200 days since blogging?

    6/24/2016 7:14:42 PM, by KGWINDER

    Stiff hands have made using my Kindle to blog nearly impossible and I no longer have a working computer. So I dropped into the library to print out some certificates that I have received from some continuing education classes that I took (and passed, yea still don't have dementia, lol). Thought I ... Read more

  • Mad cat after his bath!

    6/24/2016 7:10:16 PM, by CTUPTON

    Bob is ignoring DD, his owner, and me, too. Bob went to DH because we just gave him a bath and he is mad at us. DH was reading the paper! Now the newspaper is wet, too. chris... Read more

  • Hubby's wheelchair is driving me crazy! Lots of aggravating noises, etc.

    6/24/2016 6:50:12 PM, by CTUPTON

    His only movement is riding around the house. Back and forth. Back and forth. There is not much room or variety: at the table then at his computer desk then at the TV to flip channels, then to the bedroom and back. Sometimes outside. He continually makes the chair recline and sit up straight --... Read more

  • Personal Training

    6/24/2016 4:56:45 PM, by WILLBEA10

    UPDATE: In April I started going to a new PT. I am SO happy I made this choice. I thought I could do it on my own, but I realized the hard way that I need a program to follow, and I need accountability. It is a female trainer this time, and she is fabulous. I didn't go back to my previous trainer... Read more

  • Fit for Life

    6/24/2016 2:36:36 PM, by PAIGE2017

    If you've read some of my recent blogs you know that I've been searching for a more permanent "spark" for my weight loss. It was originally to look good for vacation but then vacation was over and so was my will power. With Father's Day last Sunday I have been reflecting a lot on my dad and my fat... Read more

  • Team Challenge

    6/24/2016 11:27:27 AM, by MISSDORKNESS

    My last company was a part of a Global Corporate Challenge, and, as I'd needed to get up and moving, I joined up last year. It was such fun and the folks were so motivating, that I joined up on an independent team this year. The main challenge runs for 100 days, and your team of 7 is trying to... Read more

  • 'Tis The Season

    6/24/2016 11:23:15 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    Right now is the best time!! The best time for Strawberry, spinach, grilled chicken salad. I think perhaps the first time I heard of this salad might have been through Panera. It was, (I repeat WAS) a seasonal offering at those restaurants. I am not going to pretend that their version... Read more

  • read an article on Activity tracking

    6/24/2016 10:21:21 AM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good Morning, the article goes on about technology is taking over one's life. But I use an app which tracks my food and my physical activity and it helps me greatly. But I do have a problem with FITBIT and all others that attach to your wrist. I got a FITBIT for Christmas a couple of years ago.... Read more

  • Stressful Circumstances

    6/24/2016 10:17:00 AM, by NYMISC

    I tend to come and blog when I am having a hard time not stress eating and not in a good spot. Please don't read this if you are looking for a sunny, happy blog, I use this as a tool. I am dealing with hormones for the first time on this journey. TOM is overdue. Yesterday I was craving so bad... Read more

  • it's friday

    6/24/2016 10:07:51 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard about another upcoming job that will go for a few months. i am still waiting to hear back on the two others i applied to. the day school part of my schedule finishes today. then i will just have math and english at night school. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a g... Read more

  • Good Morning...

    6/24/2016 9:26:25 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have an Awesome Friday...... Read more

  • Friday

    6/24/2016 3:52:16 AM, by JTREMBATH

    A nice day today my walk was pleasant as it was just a great temperature 17 deg celcius but tomorrow it is going to turn to custard heavy rain and thunder storms so don't think I will be doing much.... Read more

  • DAY 125

    6/23/2016 11:33:03 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Had a really nice day with my boys. They're at an age when it's still cool to hang out with me & they hug me all the time & say "I Love You" at least 10 times a day. I'm cherishing these moments as another school year comes to an end. We're having a lazy summer with no camp & no schedules. A fir... Read more

  • Thursday..needing more sleep

    6/23/2016 8:45:22 PM, by TERRI289

    Still not getting enough rest, between the dog and the older cat, there seems to be no sleep for me. College class was ok and then I picked up a wonderful salad to go with the protein for dinner. i had enough for a small salad for lunch too. Since the discovery of the lump on my leg on ... Read more

  • This one is for the Dog...

    6/23/2016 5:31:01 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    PDSLIM had a cute blog with adorable photos of dogs - I can't top that!! Maybe a photo of my little stinker if I can find it here (I'm not on the phone right now where most of my photos are.). But she shared a website that had quite a few recipes for dog treats, and I wanted to save it before I go o... Read more

  • 21% I like numbers

    6/23/2016 2:51:05 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    I love paying down debt. Every time I hit a milestone, I feel so great. All the times I've rounded up a payment to reach the next thousand or hundred or ten got me to my goal that bit faster. I finally paid off my student loans and second mortgage in April of this year. (Taking it easier with the ... Read more

  • Water Bottles

    6/23/2016 11:28:33 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    That is really a painting of a water bottle...who knew...still life with water bottle? I tell people that I have so many water bottles that they attack when I open the cabinet. I did get rid of many, several months ago, but I still have a lot. I don't have a great way to store them.... Read more

  • Goal Outfit

    6/23/2016 9:35:37 AM, by PAIGE2017

    Do you ever keep clothes in your closet even if they don't fit? Kind of "goal" outfit? It may be new or it may be old...maybe it's your favorite outfit that no longer fits or a new outfit you bought but it was the wrong size? Well I have had one of those in my closet for 2 years! I loved this dr... Read more

  • Food tracker is now working. The "fix" using the iphone tracker for a few days.

    6/23/2016 9:14:30 AM, by CTUPTON

    Maybe using the iphone tracker for a few days jump started the computer SP Nutrition Tracker. Now I have a new way to enter foods. I am not a constant user of my iphone. Maybe this will push me in that direction. thanks for your support. chris... Read more

  • Good Morning

    6/23/2016 8:30:06 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Have a Wonderful Thursday...... Read more

  • Perfect! Home water exercising!

    6/23/2016 7:55:59 AM, by CTUPTON

    What do you think? chris... Read more

  • Thursday

    6/23/2016 3:47:00 AM, by JTREMBATH

    A very wet day today but still not very cold the temperatures at the moment are quite high for this time of the year it is great in the mornings when I go for my walks it is pleasant.... Read more

  • Tuesday and Wednesday

    6/22/2016 11:21:35 PM, by TERRI289

    Tuesday was a good busy day. So was today. Yesterday I got a little rest in the afternoon and that helped. Dana dog still gets up at 3:30 in the morning so sleep seems elusive. Today's Zumba class went very well. Last night I put together nice lively playlist and it promptly disappeared over ni... Read more

  • DAY 124

    6/22/2016 10:31:59 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Today was the 1st day that I felt back on track in about a month. I just couldn't get my exercise coordinated with my eating. I must say I do a whole lot better when there is no temptations in the house. By that I mean any dessert or pizza. Cryptonite. Today was a weigh in for me. I gained. I'm... Read more

  • Dear heart

    6/22/2016 7:18:41 PM, by RISINGBLUESTAR

    Dear heart, I have not been a good friend to you and I'm sorry. You deserve so much better. You work hard, pumping every day and I have complicated your job. All of the stress I put on you and then losing motivation to engage in healthy habits has been rough on you. Heart, I don't want you ... Read more

  • just sayin' ... it's HOT today

    6/22/2016 3:54:06 PM, by MTN_KITTEN

    Dang, is it HOT today!!!! My hubby has said this almost every 10 minutes for weeks while we are visiting in St Louis where our daughter gave birth to her fourth child. But today at 100 degrees ... it's not information any more ... it is roasting my last nerve. YES, I KNOW IT IS HOT. I have 10... Read more

  • If you want to reach your goals

    6/22/2016 3:04:53 PM, by LILMOMMA356

    You must shrink the size of your BUT... hahaha...... Read more

  • Moving right along

    6/22/2016 1:30:28 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Success! Out of nowhere my husband commented that my legs are really toned. I was thrilled. I have been doing some Spark exercise videos that I know are helpful. But, I believe the biggest thing is getting more than 10,000 steps each day for the past five months. I often include some jogging no... Read more

  • Week in Review 6/22/16

    6/22/2016 1:01:20 PM, by NYMISC

    What a week! Friday my husband had a car accident, yesterday we bought a house, and the list of crazy/accomplishments goes on and on. Food and exercise overall has been good. I am still having an issue with night snacking. No binges, more eating after eight. I often stay up until 3:00 in the mo... Read more

  • a much cooler day

    6/22/2016 10:45:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it is much cooler here today and that feels so good. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Caprese Season!

    6/22/2016 10:35:42 AM, by APPY-LAURIE

    Yesterday's blog about straw bale gardens, made me anxious for garden fresh tomatoes. When I think garden fresh tomatoes I think Caprese Salad. This is not a salad I grew up with. I just became aware of it a couple years ago and I am telling you, I am making up for lost time with it. ... Read more

  • Spacers

    6/22/2016 10:12:22 AM, by PAIGE2017

    My oldest daughter has two front teeth that go in different directions. They don't seem to bother her but the dentist says that there is a high risk that one of the teeth would break off if she was to get hit in the right way. Apparently that is common when playing sports like Basketball which she... Read more

  • I did it before, I can do it again

    6/22/2016 10:03:00 AM, by MISSDORKNESS

    After my first son was born (23), I lost a lot of weight, actually clocked in at less than what I'd been before he was born. Fit for the first time ever in my l life, because I'd gone into remission from Myasthenia Gravis, which prevented me from exercising (or, heck, even moving some days). I'... Read more

  • Favorite healthy food and favorite unhealthy food

    6/22/2016 8:39:33 AM, by RISINGBLUESTAR

    One of my favorite healthy foods are strawberries. They are sweet without being overbearing and they are delicious! :) My least favorite has to be Spinach. Another is beets. Beets are disgusting. That's just one opinion. Favorite unhealthy food is chocolate Least favorite unhealthy... Read more

  • Good Morning

    6/22/2016 8:15:37 AM, by LILMOMMA356

    Happy Wednesday... Read more

  • Wednesday

    6/22/2016 3:31:51 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Agood day today very busy but I had my old help back her foot has cleared up so it was a pleasant day very wet to.... Read more

  • Crazy Day

    6/22/2016 12:41:40 AM, by SASSYBLONDE69

    So I decided I'm going to try and get myself on some sort of schedule. Even if all it does is get me out of bed in the morning and into a chair downstairs, so be it. I've set quite a few alarms for myself, so that if I start napping accidentally, an alarm will go off, assuring that I don't sleep the... Read more

  • DAY 123

    6/21/2016 11:17:47 PM, by GOODLIL991

    Day 2 of Taebo & I actually sweat today. Forgot how motivating Billy can be. Can really feel the transfer of energy. It feels pretty good. After my workout I was wiped. I took a personal day & just relaxed. DH took the kids to dinner. I enjoyed my stressfree day. Went a little over my macros. Dra... Read more

  • Moving on to exercise...eventually

    6/21/2016 5:47:07 PM, by RWETHAIRYET

    A few years back a coworker and I were talking about how much we both wanted a kayak. There's just something so peaceful about paddling around a quiet little pond, with camera or pair of binoculars, watching the waterworld wildlife, the waves lapping at the shore or just looking up at the clouds pa... Read more

  • Having a wonderful day!

    6/21/2016 2:22:24 PM, by NJJ-EXERCISE30

    Good afternoon; boy did I exercise this morning. It felt so good. DH exercised b/4 work too. this past weekend, DH went to a reunion of his fraternity buddies from 40 years ago. He was so excited to go. He had plans to do this and that. It was going to be a big weekend. When he came back, he h... Read more

  • Straw Bale Garden

    6/21/2016 1:07:18 PM, by APPY-LAURIE

    Last summer I wrote a blog about how you might grow a garden for some fresh veggies, even if you have limited space. This summer I found another way. It might not be too late to do this if you are in a southern clime, even in the deep south where you might plant a fall garden. Straw... Read more

  • Bucket List possibilities - Hiking

    6/21/2016 10:49:30 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    I just read a SparkPeople article on hiking trails in the 50 states - it's nine pages long. But as I was reading through it, I thought this would be good information if someone wants to create a bucket list item "hike a trail in all 50 states", or something similar. The one for Kansas is in the Elk ... Read more