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  • Thursday

    9/29/2016 3:27:07 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Had my appointment this afternoon and the told me that in that week I had the monotor on ther was a lot of time my heart was racing even at night when racing at over 120 beats a minute and the longest time was over 2 minutes so going to put me on tablets to help reduce it and see if it makes a diffe... Read more

  • Thursday

    9/29/2016 3:27:01 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Had my appointment this afternoon and the told me that in that week I had the monotor on ther was a lot of time my heart was racing even at night when racing at over 120 beats a minute and the longest time was over 2 minutes so going to put me on tablets to help reduce it and see if it makes a diffe... Read more

  • Thursday

    9/29/2016 1:11:35 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Very sad today and praying to be with my brother it is hard when there is no one to talk to sending love light... Read more

  • Wednesday...learning how to rest

    9/28/2016 10:46:33 PM, by TERRI289

    I don't really like to rest but I am learning. I also have an appointment with a back specialist tomorrow. NORASPAT, I have used my rice bag and it helps. Thank you! Heat seems to help numbness. At least with pain, you can try to freeze it. Gets bit cold. I did a lot of reading today and s... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Day 7

    9/28/2016 8:35:47 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    I will be recording my exercise and steps from the previous day. Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know! 247 I can do this! 311 I am tired today so Day 7 was: 20 minutes of yoga, 20 minutes on the rebounder and my step goal of 6500+ steps. Day 6 - F... Read more

  • I will not give up my dream

    9/28/2016 6:20:57 PM, by OLDEROWL

    My motivation to eat healthy is my dream. My dream is to run a 10K without breaking out of running stride. I decided to keep track of my progress here and discuss overcoming my doubts and fears. Sept 28, 2016: I am 70. I last ran a 5K on the treadmill in 48 minutes, lowest pace (besides warmup... Read more

  • Who said it? Politician or beauty queen? AARP quiz

    9/28/2016 5:49:22 PM, by CTUPTON

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    it-candidates/who-said-it-
    candidates.aspx... Read more

  • a lovely day

    9/28/2016 2:52:00 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter wants to see a movie that is coming out this weekend. it is the first movie she has shown some interest in that is not to do with harry potter. something to do with a miss peregerine, i believe. as for me, i do not mind taking her to see it. a day where i just have a few things to do and... Read more

  • Day 275

    9/28/2016 11:45:49 AM, by PAIGE2017

    So today is number 275 on this journey! I can hardly believe that it has been that long! I haven't always been consistent but I've always been moving forward. In honor of today, I signed myself up for my first virtual 5k next week. I am doing the walking/running kind so that it fits with my couc... Read more

  • Stay Motivated

    9/27/2016 11:33:56 PM, by JKAE568

    I hit five months motivated this week. I joined SP in 2009 but quickly fell out of step and lost steam. I'm on a streak of 5 months this time and I've hit 20 lbs lost... NOT going back this time. "Once you see results... It becomes an obsession!" πŸ’•... Read more

  • Tuesday...still dealing..any tips would be appreciated!

    9/27/2016 10:38:34 PM, by TERRI289

    The foot issue is tough. I wore dress shoes for work and my pinky toe is not pleased. Sigh. I did see the Physician's assistant today and it is a wait and see with rest and naproxen. She considered meds to decrease the numbness but wants me to see the orthopedic surgeon.Figures an MRI might be ... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Day 6

    9/27/2016 8:59:12 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    I will be recording my exercise and steps from the previous day. Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know! 247 I can do this! 311 Day 6 - 20 minutes of yoga, 30-30-30, 45 minute hike and my step goal of 6500+ steps. Day 5 - Final step count 8293 (6,500)... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    9/27/2016 1:35:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy! full sunshine and not too hot or cold outside. i am at the library getting some much needed computer work done. one of my online courses starts today. i have gotten started on it and i will be doing some more work on it in a while. my daughter says hi. this week, her... Read more

  • Re-examination

    9/27/2016 11:41:43 AM, by PAIGE2017

    So a couple people suggested that I take a close look at every aspect of my life to see what was causing my extended plateau. I went back to my goals page and re-examined the weight goals that I had set when I recommitted myself to this journey at the beginning of the school year. It appears that ... Read more

  • My favorite time of year

    9/27/2016 10:24:59 AM, by MAXFOCUS

    Good bye mosquitoes. Hello beautiful autumn leaves. So this summer I did well sticking to gluten free/dairy free eating. My digestive track feels much better and I have more energy. Having a Fresh Thyme grocery store near my home has helped a lot. Lots of fresh produce to choose from ... Read more

  • Pulling back on the numbers

    9/27/2016 10:17:54 AM, by MISSDORKNESS

    The scale is still not being my friend. Yesterday I decided to do what I did a few weeks and increase my calories by a few hundred a day and hope that my body mixes things up again. In the month of August, despite two weeks of travel, I was down 12lbs. Which, obviously, I was THRILLED with... Read more

  • Tuesday

    9/27/2016 2:48:10 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Had a good day today one of the girls is back from leave so she is with me every morning but Friday as we only have lists in the morning in 2 theatres and only 1 in the afternoon so I do that on my own and she has to go over to the other hospital.... Read more

  • Thank you for your prayers for my friend!

    9/27/2016 12:15:18 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    I so appreciate all the prayers and encouragement from SP friends. My dear friend, Connie, died last Wednesday and I went to her funeral today. When I visited her, her husband told me they would take her off life support in a couple hours. Still, I spoke to her and prayed for her and blessed her.... Read more

  • Monday night...no Zumba and a numb foot

    9/26/2016 10:12:20 PM, by TERRI289

    Watching the debate...smh..that is all I have to say. I skipped teaching both of my Zumba classes today. I am so not good at resting but I am trying..I saw the chiropractor and the massage therapist. Tomorrow I see my primary doctor's PA. The consensus is rest, stretch, take meds and rest..sigh... Read more

  • A bit blah

    9/26/2016 9:36:42 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    So, it's hard to tell from this recent photo, but, my 13yo there is about 6'2", and over 115lbs. He basically represents the total amount I set out to lose. My almost-8yo is a pretty tall boy already too, and weighs 65lbs, which amounts to the weight that I have left to lose. Interestin... Read more

  • My Husband's Aunt Lynn Balmer just celebrated her 109th Birthday Party !

    9/26/2016 7:29:35 PM, by VDALE4

    I know we enjoyed a very nice party of about 75 guest for my Husband's Aunt, that celebrated her 109th birthday. She has had a Wonderful fulfilling life. When younger she was in the Military United State's Coast Guard. This was during World War II. Now she is the oldest living United State Veteran. ... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Day 5

    9/26/2016 5:56:39 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    I will be recording my exercise and steps from the previous day. Thank you for stopping by.247 I can do this! 311 Day 5 - 40 minutes of yoga, 30-30-30 and my step goal of 6500+ steps. Day 4 - Final step count 11,266 (5,000) Day 3 - Final step count 6,028 (5,000) Day 2 - Final st... Read more

  • a rainy day

    9/26/2016 2:02:47 PM, by MOMMY445

    it started to rain here about an hour ago and it will rain for another few hours, at least. my daughter and i are both prepared for the weather today. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i decided to pause the night school sessions i was taking, for a while. i have other stuff going on and i do not ha... Read more

  • Goal Progress

    9/26/2016 11:44:13 AM, by PAIGE2017

    Another week has passed. Seems like this time of year always goes by so fast! It was a good week at work as I finally got a "working group" together to start discussing some new ideas. That has been in the works for a couple of months and it feels good to have the first meeting under belt. I fin... Read more

  • Monday

    9/26/2016 2:15:06 AM, by JTREMBATH

    All my hard work got a mention today when we had a meeting as I was presented with a beautiful bunch of flowers for all the hard work I did in place of 2 people I was so overcome, but it was great and they all clapped.... Read more

  • WOW! W.A.T works!

    9/25/2016 9:19:00 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    I need to record this here so I remember this helps. It is so simple and yet so awesome. Walking And Talking (WAT? WAT!). You're welcome ;)! I must be the first person who ever thought of this! (Kidding!) A friend and I are trying to do an early morning walk once a week and I'm amazed at how mu... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Day 4

    9/25/2016 9:05:49 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    I will be recording my workouts and steps from the previous day. Thank you for stopping by. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 4 - 20 minutes of yoga, 75 minutes hiking, and my step goal of 5000+ steps. Day 3 - Final step count 6028 Day 2 - Final step count 6412 Day 1 - Final step count 62... Read more

  • Sunday..Irish festival and tired leg

    9/25/2016 8:33:47 PM, by TERRI289

    I stayed up late but slept in...how wonderful. I watched the end of three movies and they all made me smile. My sciatica is still flaring up but we managed to go out for a nice breakfast and then a ride to the Irish festival in North Wildwood. It was pretty and breezy but we missed the parade. ... Read more

  • C25K -Week 2

    9/25/2016 5:48:55 PM, by PAIGE2017

    I am so happy to say that I was able to complete workout 1 of the second week of couch to 5k! I dreaded it a bit and even thought about quitting half way but I pushed through and I feel so good now! Hope you are having a great weekend too!... Read more

  • To do lists before the "Big Move"

    9/25/2016 4:02:15 PM, by CTUPTON

    40 Sunday -done my wash-well, almost done 211 -continue keeping up with the dishes.... ongoing challenge -keep John out of trouble--he is "antsy" and riding his big wheelchair all over the house-tends to damage stuff--and asks for coffee, diet soda, etc. etc. Probably he is antsy because o... Read more

  • I did okay at the party

    9/25/2016 11:24:43 AM, by MISSDORKNESS

    As always, I can't express enough how much I appreciate the feedback, empathy, advice, shared stories and parallel experiences of my fellow sparkers. You guys are awesome! The community has helped so much on my journey. 220 174 129 290 361 Okay, the journey last night didn't go too ... Read more

  • Saturday night--Cape May

    9/24/2016 11:44:31 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a nice day....my friend Carol and I shopped and then had a great lunch at the Mad Batter in Cape May. We followed it up with a walk on the beach. Even though it was cloudy, and we hoped for beach time, it was a great time. My sciatca is still flaring up. Trying to ice my back a bit. No ... Read more

  • Sunday

    9/24/2016 10:44:41 PM, by JTREMBATH

    Have not done much today as I have not seen so much rain in a long time it has pelted down so far all day.... Read more

  • Lovers Leap

    9/24/2016 7:43:38 PM, by PAIGE2017

    Last night we went to Queen Wilhelmina State Park. It wasn't our favorite campground...mostly because the camp sites were practically on top of each other and had trees right where we were trying to park the camper. This morning we woke up to really thick fog and the kids were getting really bor... Read more

  • SSDD - Resisted fast food temptation again!

    9/24/2016 5:30:09 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    So, for this day's edition of Same Shirt, Different Day (so appreciative to those folks on here who gave me that idea), I am looking 363 days into the past. This is September 26th, 2015... and today. I suddenly like this shirt a lot more now. 334 You know, my next 'milestone' date is... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Day 3

    9/24/2016 5:24:39 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    I will be recording my workouts and steps from the previous day. Thank you for stopping by. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 3 - 20 minutes of yoga, 30 minutes on the rebounder, 30-30-30 and my step goal of 5000+ steps. Day 2 - Final step count 6412 Day 1 - Final step count 6280... Read more

  • Saturday September 24th

    9/24/2016 11:34:52 AM, by KIMBERAKA

    I've been doing Weight Watchers Smart Points program since June 10th. I've only lost 13 pounds so I've decided to come back to Spark People for a week or 2 to see if I can break this plateau. WW is fine and everything but it's just not working right now.... Read more

  • HAPPY AUTUMN SPARK PEOPLE..

    9/24/2016 12:00:58 AM, by SUSIEQQ62

    465 I PRAY THAT YOU ALL ARE DOING YOUR BEST TO GET HEALTHIER.. I AM IN STAGE 4 SEVERE KIDNEY DISEASE AND WILL BE STARTING DIALYSIS IN 6-8 MOKNTHS. SO I HAVE AN APPT ON OCT 14 TO MEET WITH THE KIDNEY TRANSPLANT TEAM TO BE EVALUATED TO MAKE SURE THAT I AM A GOOD CANDIDATE TO GET A KIDNEY AND PLACE MY ... Read more

  • SATURDAY

    9/23/2016 11:30:38 PM, by JTREMBATH

    I was lucky this morning went for my walk really early as it was going to rain got home did my washing and got everything dry except the sheet before it rained so I was pleased with that.... Read more

  • Finally Friday....got decent news from foot doctor

    9/23/2016 11:07:34 PM, by TERRI289

    The diagnosis is a split one: the sciatica may be affecting the foot or I have tarsal tunnel syndrome(carpal tunnel for the foot basically). We are doing conservative things: rest, othotics, soaking in hot water, stretches, roomy shoes, and NO JUMPING!) Hope to see improvement in a month or I will n... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Day 2

    9/23/2016 4:49:46 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    I have been inspired by AMIEMICHELE's 100 DAYS OF EXERCISE blogs to begin one of my own. Thank you again, Amie! 334 This is going to get boring to read very quickly! I will be recording my workouts and steps from the previous day. Thank you for stopping by. 247 I can do this! 311 ... Read more

  • Great News!

    9/23/2016 3:05:32 PM, by OXYGEN9

    I got a job! It's only part-time, a few hours a week, but something is always better than nothing, right? That's what Jessica Smith says, for those of you who are familiar with her amazing workout videos. I am excited - and a little bit anxious too if I admit. I will be teaching German (and maybe la... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/23/2016 1:05:38 PM, by MOMMY445

    another day with not too much planned. tomorrow, i am going to a mini high school reunion. i have not seen or been in touch with my old high school much. i plan to change that as of today. i have to admit i miss seeing and hearing from classmates that went to the high school when i did. i am also in... Read more

  • Halloween "Christmas" tree at my skin surgeon's yesterday

    9/23/2016 12:56:53 PM, by CTUPTON

    This is NOT the exact tree-just one I found online. Not a fun event for me, but it was made a little more pleasant by their decorations. chris... Read more

  • Sept 2016

    9/23/2016 12:17:33 PM, by SCHADWE

    As of Aug 2nd I was my highest weight yet. I had gained back everything I had lost. Now I am having gallbladder problems and am facing another surgery. This has forced me to track my food again so I can make sure my fat intake stays below the upper intake for the day. This has actually he... Read more

  • Like a Pumpkin

    9/23/2016 9:49:54 AM, by PAIGE2017

    I was having a rough day yesterday. On top of feeling up there alone on the plateau (even though the encouraging comments to my previous blog were super sweet of everyone!)...I was super stressed to get everything done before our trip. I was looking through what seems like the bazillion papers the... Read more

  • Bear gets into a Connecticut home! I was lucky ! Our bear went into the woods last week!

    9/23/2016 8:35:01 AM, by CTUPTON

    BRANFORD, CT — It's 3 a.m. and Matthew Gailey, 86, and his wife can hear someone in their house. No, it's not a burglar, well not in the classical sense, much to their surprise it's a 200 pound bear loudly making their way into their house. In a WTNH News 8 story/video Gailey explains... Read more

  • Friday Yah!

    9/23/2016 3:55:13 AM, by JTREMBATH

    Well a good day very busy but we managed our Charge Nurse let me finish half an hour early because of my hectic 2 weeks, where as all the other do a 10 hour shift but very rarely do they do that some times they can finish in 9 hours and can go home where as i do 8 hours and work my full 8 hours so t... Read more

  • Fat shaming

    9/23/2016 2:04:22 AM, by XIAOLINMEI

    To all of those who have fat shamed us, you never know why someone becomes fat. No, it is not a disease as a dear friend called it. It is suffering, it is either emotional/psychological, or physical. Fat people are hurting inside. They are trying to face others, lift themselves up when they ha... Read more

  • Hitting the gym early!

    9/23/2016 1:58:27 AM, by XIAOLINMEI

    So yesterday I went to bed really early in order to get as much rest as possible. After sleeping a whole 8 hours (!) I woke up feeling rested, so I did it! I went to the gym early in the morning! I spent 16 mins walking at a fast pace on the treadmill, and 11 mins on the elliptical. Accor... Read more

  • Thursday....fighting exhaustion

    9/22/2016 11:27:35 PM, by TERRI289

    I can't seem to shake my tired body feeling. Trying to baby my foot and keeping busy at work is exhausting. All I have to say is "yay for naps" . Looking forward to Friday!!! 211... Read more

  • How long is this going to take?

    9/22/2016 5:21:36 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    I'm trying to stay patient. So, with this whole being obese thing... I never really felt all that fat (size 26). And, when I was younger and sick and underweight, I never felt all that thin (size 6). I've always felt just a bit on the chubby side. Nosce Te Ipsum - an old aphorism, meaning to 'kno... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Day 1

    9/22/2016 4:16:24 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    I have been inspired by AMIEMICHELE's 100 DAYS OF EXERCISE blogs to begin one of my own. Thank you, Amie! 334 The last few months have been rough and I am trying to get my head back into the game. Exercising every day for the next 100 days will definitely help me to reestablish an exercise routi... Read more

  • A little Discouraged

    9/22/2016 1:47:01 PM, by PAIGE2017

    Still on this plateau...I've been here before. Breaking into the 150's is always hard for me but seeing that scale at 159.8 and then back at 162 every other day is so frustrating!!!! I have started noticing that I'm always up on days that I run and/or days that I eat out. Yesterday I had a meetin... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    9/22/2016 11:50:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    enjoying some much needed solo time. my daughter is at school and says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! it's the first day of fall. a day of fresh starts and new challenges. fall is one of my favourite times of the year. the weather is finally not as hot and yet it is not too cool,either. a tim... Read more

  • Possible surgery

    9/22/2016 6:27:17 AM, by RISINGBLUESTAR

    There is nerve damage in my sister's ear and she may need an operation to repair it. She has struggled with being able to hear well ever since she was in a terrible car accident five years ago. My sister's car was totaled. She was driving a GMC Jimmy at the time. The car that slammed into her... Read more

  • Thursday

    9/22/2016 3:24:25 AM, by JTREMBATH

    A great day today I had help so hoping tomorrow will be the same.... Read more

  • Wednesday...working with the funky foot

    9/21/2016 11:22:23 PM, by TERRI289

    I could have a pinched nerve in my foot or the balky sciatica is causing an issue. The chiropractor and the massage therapist helped quite a bit and I see the foot doctor on Friday. My class went well but my foot just didn't feel like it was cooperating. Kind of scary actually.. Had fun at... Read more

  • BioRing: The Latest Greatest Whizbang Tracker....

    9/21/2016 7:58:32 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    ...or is it the newest piece of overpriced gadgets that won't do all that is claimed?? Looks good. Looks like a nice ring. Have you heard of the BioRing currently on IndieGoGo crowdfunding? http://www.indiegogo.com/proje
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    ... Read more

  • Well Bother!

    9/21/2016 7:58:15 PM, by CINDYAST

    Oh bother! Anybody else read Pooh to their kids for a bedtime story? Oh bother is how I'm feeling about my thyroid today. I had additional blood work Monday, (this is the fourth draw since the end of February), the results are not clear about what to do. No surprise there. What's so frustratin... Read more

  • Why am I doing this?

    9/21/2016 6:33:19 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    Another SSDD (same shirt, different day). I've officially retired this tank top. Definitely way too big on me. I think this pic was about 4 years ago. Hard to say. 387 387 387 387 387 387 So, I was thinking today, about my answer when people in this community ask 'what's your motivat... Read more

  • 1st week of school

    9/21/2016 5:40:47 PM, by XIAOLINMEI

    One week has passed since school started and I've only lost 1 Kg since then. Maybe I didn't lose the 2 Kg I wished to have lost, but at least I didn't gain any. I have been eating on the upper part of the suggested calorie range and have almost done no exercise apart from walking around on... Read more

  • it's a wonderful day

    9/21/2016 2:21:40 PM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from a good friend of mine this morning. it definitely brightened up my day. my daughter says hi to all! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! a more mellow kind of day for me today. i do not have much planned and it feels so good. i try and have at least one day a week like this. it keeps me ba... Read more

  • A long time has gone by...

    9/21/2016 10:25:18 AM, by PAT41164

    A long time has gone by since I was last on SparkPeople. And a lot has happened. Worst of all, my husband (you might have seen our wedding photos on here from 2006) past away from lymphoma in 2014. It's been a rough two years for that and other reasons, but I have lots to be thankful for too. Howeve... Read more

  • You are not falling behind... Huff Post article

    9/21/2016 7:18:41 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.huffingtonpost.com/jamie-v
    aron/to-anyone-who-thinks-
    theyre-falling-behind_b_91
    90758.html? 40 I needed that! chris... Read more

  • Wednesday

    9/21/2016 3:56:53 AM, by JTREMBATH

    It came to a crunch today I was rostered to work with someone today as Wednesday is always busy only to be told that someone was off sick so they are taking that person from me to work in Theatre so I said I am not going to cope with lists like that so they finally decided to cancel a list this afte... Read more

  • Yard punks and other happenings

    9/21/2016 3:40:19 AM, by RISINGBLUESTAR

    Hi everyone. Thank you so mch for all of your comments and support! You will never know just how much it is appreciated and it is deeply appreciated! :) In the early hours, 3 AM, my gut told me to look out of the bedroom window. Well, at first, I couldn't see anything. Then, I thought I saw a ... Read more

  • Another Episode

    9/21/2016 2:45:01 AM, by ENDURINGPHOENIX

    Last week I expended a lot of energy cleaning the house for a party. One day I was in a really bad mood, with past memories bothering me a lot. I got into a stupid argument and it destroyed me emotionally. It was ridiculous, but it still left me in a bad place. I thought that once my thyroid levels ... Read more

  • Tuesday..an ok day

    9/20/2016 11:14:17 PM, by TERRI289

    It was an ok day...got a little more sleep than usual. Feel pretty exhausted anyway. Since wearing tight shoes last week, my left foot has two numb toes. I am wearing my yoga toes sandals and they are helping. New day something new is a bit odd. Work and tutoring were good and had a nice c... Read more

  • Please pray for my friend

    9/20/2016 6:56:54 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Please pray for my dear friend, Bible study pal, and prayer partner. Connie is on life support since yesterday due to heart failure. Her poor heart has struggled for years though she is only in her 60s. Previously, medications and procedures have gotten her back on track. Last Thursday she told ... Read more

  • SSDD - Learning about macros

    9/20/2016 6:06:20 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    Throwback to my birthday 2 years ago. I miss my chest, but, I do NOT miss my chins, and my stomach. Good riddance. 334 So, for a bit of educational sharing, when I was losing weight in my 20's, I didn't have to get too scientific about it. I just cut out fried food and ate more whole gra... Read more

  • Got my home equity loan. Now I can pay the mover--before actually selling the condo.

    9/20/2016 3:29:38 PM, by CTUPTON

    this was a link in the chain of progress toward moving. I went round and round trying to figure out how to get this move DONE! I asked many people for advice. I got bits and pieces but nothing seemed right. Then , finally, three different people gave me help that made sense. -brothe... Read more

  • Can't Wait for Lunch

    9/20/2016 12:35:49 PM, by PAIGE2017

    Last night the hubby tried out our new grill and it worked great. I also tried a new recipe and didn't work out so great but my middle child ate it and no one else would. I made grilled sweet potatoes. The recipe said to cook them in the microwave first and then slice them, add seasonings, and th... Read more

  • That Time I Argued with the Weight Watchers Leader

    9/20/2016 10:31:56 AM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    A few years ago I re-joined Weight Watchers and was introduced to a plan to jump start my weightloss. The leader had 2 posters. One had "allowed" foods and the other had "not allowed." This was just a temporary plan to get people some quick results in the hopes of motivating them, but it still made... Read more

  • The 5% Challenge - my hopes are high!

    9/20/2016 9:01:00 AM, by OXYGEN9

    Losing weight is proving to be much more difficult for me now than it was 4 years ago... Can't believe it's been that long since I joined SP! Anyway, maybe it's the fact that I've hit over the 3-0 mark, but the pounds just won't come off. I try to stick to my calorie range and move move move... Duri... Read more

  • Just for laughs

    9/20/2016 6:23:40 AM, by GOANNA2

    A man who had been stranded on a desert island for 10 years all alone sees an unusual speck on the horizon. “It’s certainly not a ship,” he thinks to himself. As the speck gets closer he rules out the possibility of a small boat, then even a raft. Suddenly emerging from the surf walking towards... Read more

  • Feeling so low

    9/20/2016 5:56:04 AM, by RISINGBLUESTAR

    Typed on a mobile device -some of it wont make sense sorry. :/ In 2009, I had a bout of depression. It lasted for 7 months. Then, everything was okay until 2010 and I had anxiety and thyroid problems. I mention them together because it is my belief that they impacted one another for the worse. Th... Read more

  • Tuesday

    9/20/2016 3:02:59 AM, by JTREMBATH

    I think they got the message on Friday last week as the next 3 days I actually have help all day so I am happy with that even one of the Dr's said they should not run the theatres with only 1 person in the cleaning room sa it takes about 5 minutes to clean a scope then 5 minutes to flush them and th... Read more

  • My bike hero of the week.

    9/20/2016 12:39:12 AM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    My bike hero of the week. I wish I could get my dog to sit this still on rides.... Read more

  • Monday..rain and two Zumba classes

    9/19/2016 9:59:53 PM, by TERRI289

    It poured today...wonder how we are not all moldy!! Taught two Zumba classes and tutored a former student. Nice full day and I made spaghetti and meatballs for dinner. Pretty awesome! Hoping to get a lot of things done this week. Have a good one! 386... Read more

  • BLC 32 SMART GOALS

    9/19/2016 8:16:25 PM, by NUTZ4HARRY

    My big goal is to reach a healthy weight. How I will get there will need to have some smaller goals/habits to reach my main goal. 1. Drink at my required amount of water a day per my plant nanny app I need to drink 148 oz a day at my current weight. As I lose weight the amount will go down so ... Read more

  • Another episode of SSDD

    9/19/2016 7:10:56 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    I really enjoyed seeing my progress with my last comparison shot. So, I thought I'd do more. I have next to no pictures of myself, especially not from unflattering angles. Where could I find some comparisons, then? Why, my mother's facebook page, of course! Sure enough, when I checked ... Read more

  • Sparked friend right here!!

    9/19/2016 6:44:16 PM, by XIAOLINMEI

    Thank you all for your support! I feel you all helped me face my first days back to school stronger than ever! Your positive vibes held me consistent. School has never felt the same. It's like I am a different person. I have dealt with a lot of stress these past few days, but I have managed to... Read more

  • Starting over......

    9/19/2016 12:13:18 PM, by MY05KIDDOS

    I am starting over once again, I am 5 weeks post partum from my C-section to deliver my fifth baby. I am already back to my pre pregnancy weight of 296. I am going to be taking it slowly as I am still restricted in activity but I plan to walk and swim and once I am able to I plan to incorporate my f... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    9/19/2016 11:04:35 AM, by MOMMY445

    one errand completed. a few more to go and then i can relax. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Encouragement for you today

    9/19/2016 10:25:20 AM, by RISINGBLUESTAR

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  • Reflections of speed

    9/19/2016 9:27:33 AM, by PAIGE2017

    Wow! This week/weekend went by soooo fast! I was able to complete some of my goals and that made me feel so good! But others just slipped away like the time. We had a great weekend and really tried to celebrate a full week of good behavior from the kids. We went to our local miniature golf cour... Read more

  • Cauliflower pizza bites--low carb

    9/19/2016 8:32:08 AM, by CTUPTON

    Ingredients 1 large head cauliflower 2 large eggs 1 c. shredded mozzarella 1/4 c. shredded Parmesan 3 tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil 1 tbsp. garlic powder kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 c. marinara 1/4 c. mini pepperoni Directions 1Preheat oven t... Read more

  • Monday

    9/19/2016 3:29:10 AM, by JTREMBATH

    I did get a bit of help today we only had a list this morning I stayed there were as the rest had to go to the other hospital but I had an appointment with hand therapy and I had to tell her just how painful my hand was at the moment because of the extra work I had been doing I told her I had to rub... Read more

  • Sunday....Sunday Zumba is back!

    9/18/2016 9:39:38 PM, by TERRI289

    Although I am still pretty tired, I made it to the Sunday Zumba class. Class was good and then I tottered home to take my second shower of the morning. Dh took me out for a late breakfast and then a nice visit to the bookstore. Then we checked on a friend's dog and then came home to a quiet ev... Read more

  • I'm just going to leave this right here

    9/18/2016 9:13:22 PM, by MISSDORKNESS

    Sorry, the comment is right, this is pretty illegible. I could read it on my phone, but, not on my desktop, so, I'll type it up, now that I'm back at my computer. People know the signs of physical abuse, but, what about emotional? Emotional or mental abuse is when a person or people ... Read more

  • Today, we saw a bear at our condo complex -Bloomfield,CT

    9/18/2016 8:43:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    Not this bear, but one just like it! chris... Read more

  • Bridget Jones Baby-- if you need a laugh, go see it!

    9/18/2016 4:24:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    It is not a movie I would have picked, but it was a ton of laughs. chris... Read more

  • Bridget Jones Baby-- if you need a laugh, go see it!

    9/18/2016 4:24:10 PM, by CTUPTON

    It is not a movie I would have picked, but it was a ton of laughs. chris... Read more

  • a new week

    9/18/2016 2:00:33 PM, by MOMMY445

    i have a somewhat busy week coming up this week. i am also helping my daughter to fund raise for her school. that is not due back to the school for a while yet. i have an appointment tomorrow that i have to keep. i am on the go pretty much every day this week. i will be attending a mini high school ... Read more

  • The Gluten Free Process

    9/18/2016 9:09:19 AM, by AQUAGIRL08

    Deciding to go gluten free is not a process to be taken lightly. It is, in fact, a hard process. There are many foods that I love that I can no longer eat. I made the mistake of eating something that I loved on Friday night. (It had gluten in it and I just wasn't thinking.). About two hours late... Read more

  • A true funny story

    9/18/2016 12:07:00 AM, by RISINGBLUESTAR

    When we moved into this neighborhood, my sister and I were talking and joking. We wondered what the neighbors were like and I pointed to next door and said, "That neighbor's name is "Bob." My sister laughed and said "You haven't even met him, you don't know his name!" Well, I told her it was true an... Read more

  • Saturday...a little antiquing and a nice lunch

    9/17/2016 11:47:15 PM, by TERRI289

    After the usual chores, we took a ride to route 9 which has a lot of nice antique stores. We had lunch at the Red Sky Cafe which is a very nice Mexican restaurant. Then we went to several shops, enjoying the look of each, but ony buying a few things. I finally got that good night's sleep ... Read more

  • Sunday

    9/17/2016 11:34:16 PM, by JTREMBATH

    STILL COOL TODAY BUT AT LEAST IT WAS NOT RAINING SO GOT MY WALK IN NOW iI AM RESTING BEFORE WORK TOMORROW HOPE IT IS NOT THE SAME THIS WEEK AS I STILL DO NOT HAVE HELP FOR ANOTHER WEEK.... Read more

  • Fighting Fat over 40

    9/17/2016 8:13:33 PM, by LOSEDAPOUNDS

    In response to my last post lamenting the demise of my metabolism, SPICY23 recommended I check out the book, Fight Fat After 40 (pretend this book title is underlined since I cannot find a way to do that on here). Low and behold just the little peak I got on Amazon rocked my world. What stu... Read more