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  • Feeling Off Today

    1/26/2015 10:03:14 PM, by BMCC488

    Last night around nine my mom expressed that she was having pains in her stomach and neck. For my mom to say something meant she really was in pain. Soon she asked my brother to take her to the emergency room since that was all that was open at that hour. It made me nervous and I was worried, and na... Read more

  • Day 19- weigh in two....happy with results.

    1/26/2015 9:59:17 PM, by AHMOSEAKI

    so last night i was dreading having to weigh in...i was afraid and kept thinking "what if i'm not doing this right?", "what if this doesn't work like all the other times i've tried?" finally i got to sleep. when i woke up i remembered what i had read and before eating or drinking anything and after ... Read more

  • Life is good..

    1/26/2015 9:37:13 PM, by RAIMA426

    You know it's REALLY good when you start to drift off to sleep and smile as you think about that delicious green smoothie you're going to have in the a.m. Mmmmm.... 😍 I can almost taste it... Lol G'nite Sparkers! ... Read more

  • Monday Pun Fun =)

    1/26/2015 9:35:58 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Stressed

    1/26/2015 9:14:49 PM, by SLUNDY65

    Its been a very stressful couple of weeks. I do have to say that I have been eating well. I use to pig out on foods that are really bad, but journaling them on Sparks People has helped me it in check. I have not been doing well exercising, I have low energy, been looking for ways to find it. I will ... Read more

  • Purple Cauliflower

    1/26/2015 8:38:54 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    For dinner tonight I made chicken breast nuggets with potato fries and roasted cauliflower. It's a very simple dinner and I absolutely love cauliflower, but when I took it out of the fridge, I noticed that it had a purplish tinge to it (which I had never seen before), so I was worried it might not b... Read more

  • Manic Monday

    1/26/2015 8:27:07 PM, by KRISTA987

    Happy Monday! I meant to blog more on the weekend, but just got too caught up with life. Got news that a close family friend has stage 4 cancer. Don't know too much, but they rushed her right into treatment. They still have to do more testing to figure out exactly how bad it is. The whole... Read more

  • Didn't weigh in today

    1/26/2015 8:13:46 PM, by FAT2SLIM2016

    I didn't weigh myself today, and in fact reset my nutrition and fitness track. I needed a wiped clean slate. Like when I ask for forgiveness from my sins, and I'm wiped clean again! I knew if I looked at that scale and saw what my not staying on plan the last week it would just put me down and it... Read more

  • Day wasn't as planned

    1/26/2015 8:12:09 PM, by WHITESARA83

    I was all gung ho last night about getting up and getting my workout in this morning. Unfortunately I might have been a little too gung ho! I barely slept at all. My husband got up earlier than normal for work and the kids had no school! Talk about distractions all around!!! I did manage to get... Read more

  • This old thing

    1/26/2015 7:58:46 PM, by REGABA

    It is a newish year and I am sick of the size of me. God willing this time it will take. I know I can do better.... Read more

  • I can do this! :-)

    1/26/2015 7:07:11 PM, by 2MUCHSUNSHINE

    Forget my previous post. I'm TRACKING! It has become a daily routine. I actually kinda look forward to it, if that makes sense. :-) I've been really good for a few days about actually wanting to do this. I feel like this is my last chance. I'm almost 40. I need to step it up and get to work! ... Read more

  • WHOOP'S !!! DID IT AGAIN !!

    1/26/2015 7:04:02 PM, by GRANDMAFRANNY

    THAT'S THE 2ND TIME I FORGOT TO BLOG !! DI SOME MAKING UP IN ING LAST NIGHT W/ 9,225 STEP'S AND 5,226 SO FAR DURING THE DAY. CAN'T GO OUTSIDE FOR IT IS TOO COLD AT 24 DEGREE'S. I ALSO "PRAY" FOR ALL OF YOU SPARKERT'S WHO WILL BE GETTING HIT BY THIS STORM COMING TOWARD'S YOU... Read more

  • You were there once . . .

    1/26/2015 7:00:57 PM, by WHITNEYGAMER

    I posted on my Facebook status whether my friends and family thought that posting a picture of myself as I look now as a motivator/deterrent on my fridge was a good idea, or did they think it was akin to body shaming. Most voted for doing something other than that to motivate myself but one of my d... Read more

  • GMO Natural

    1/26/2015 6:58:32 PM, by LINDAM.1

    a GMO and bug spray diction coming hopefully soon. Generations of messing with Nature is Scary plant non GMO and look in to what we are purchasing. ... Read more

  • 100 Pound Melt

    1/26/2015 6:41:13 PM, by MELTAWAYMONY

    Day 1 - I am here and I am started. What do they say? A journey of 1000 miles begins with a single step. I wonder how long it will take me to move 1000 miles and how much my weight will be then. Plan is to find out!! SW: 240 Today's Distance: 0.7 mi ... Read more

  • Today's adventure!

    1/26/2015 6:33:27 PM, by KYCAROL

    Today, I went to check out Curves in a nearby town. I go to the town often, so it shouldn't be hard to get there several times a week. I was given a tour by the manager and I believe I can commit to this. The manager told me of a member who had to be helped off and on the machines when she first ... Read more

  • I want to go to sleep

    1/26/2015 6:24:08 PM, by NORRISRL

    I've been up since last night and I'm trying to get some sleep. I stopped after work and had breakfast. Eggs with cheese, bacon, a sausage, and hash browns. Oh yeah, two slices of french toast. I came home and played on the computer, made phone calls for housing - no result, and got into be... Read more

  • Monday's Healthy Inspirational Quote of the Day 01/26/2015

    1/26/2015 6:23:52 PM, by PLATINUM755

    "The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it."~Alan Saporta... Read more

  • 1 and 1/2 miles in 34 degrees.

    1/26/2015 5:55:09 PM, by GRUNGEGODDESS

    It's good I like the cold. LoL I am determined to lose this weight and fit exercise in my busy life. I want to make life changes. I know I have said that before but it feels different this time.... Maybe I have said that too. LoL I am going to make it past my 2 month/20lbs stopping point that I have... Read more

  • Snow Day

    1/26/2015 5:46:35 PM, by TRIXYMAHOGANY

    My store is closed tomorrow so I don't have to work. I get to sleep in until 6, yay! I plan on doing homework and house work most of the day. My paycheck will be tiny next week, but I'll deal. In other news, there's definitely something wrong with me. Sometimes I'm ravenous. Today I am hardly ... Read more

  • 2nd 5k results

    1/26/2015 4:49:56 PM, by LIMDUR

    For the Freeze Your Buns 5k, I did a combination of walking and running. I realized that I really need to work on my breathing and also pacing. I don't know how to do anything but go all out. (My boyfriend did cross country running and such in high school and is going to work on that with me) I cro... Read more

  • Feeling better

    1/26/2015 4:34:06 PM, by FIREFLY9113

    So I am hopping with the rest and fluids I am actually starting to feel better I hope since I have been trying to keep up with everything maybe it will help me bounce back a tad quicker. So again short post but Thanks to every ones support while I beat this crud... Read more

  • True Beauty

    1/26/2015 4:30:40 PM, by HIMELISSA2007

    at times I can't believe I'm beautiful. But beauty is more than just outward appearances it reveals the inside of us and all that we are. When I look at some one else I don't judge them on there outward appearance at all. I consider this quite superficial. Beauty is within that what makes our outsid... Read more

  • Making a big decision - Week 3 in Review

    1/26/2015 3:57:39 PM, by ATTACKFATCAT

    Week 3 (my week runs Friday-Thursday), I kind of panicked and weighed myself every day to see how my weight was fluctuating. It snuck up at the beginning of the week, but by my typical weigh in day it was right back at 237.8, same as the previous week. At that point, I was just grateful I hadn't gai... Read more

  • A Rough Day.........

    1/26/2015 3:51:00 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    I received a phone call today, informing me of the death of one of my Mom's best friends. She stood up for my Mom at their wedding in 1944. My Mom will be 91 years old in May and this is her last friend from her past. I talked to her for a couple of hours and though she will miss this woman, she ... Read more

  • day 26

    1/26/2015 3:45:04 PM, by BMILLER3410

    its been a rough month. im falling back into old ways of eating and struggling to keep my head above water. I started over again today and so far have done really good. im also going to grocery shop tonight and do all my meal prepping tonight. even though I did slip up and not eat the healthiest of ... Read more

  • Fitness: From Metamorphosis to a Way of Life

    1/26/2015 3:20:20 PM, by LDYSABELLA

    Working out has been great for me. I end up sore, but I'm always in pain anyway. Now it's satisfying proof my body is changing, a metamorphosis I'm responsible for. I can already feel the difference. Aside from moving closer to the steering wheel and yanking up my jeans, I feel stronger. I can go do... Read more

  • Made to Crave - devotional by Lysa Terkeurst

    1/26/2015 1:59:37 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Let me share the "Made to Crave" devotional for today. This is a book by Lysa Terkeurst. def'n - Craving _ something you long for, want greatly, l desire eagerly, and beg for. "God made us to crave so we'd always desire more of him.... Satan wants to do everything possible to replace ou... Read more

  • Day two

    1/26/2015 1:30:14 PM, by E1476R

    Yesturday was day two for me. It was both an inspiring day and a frustrating and worrisome day for me. The inspiring part is that I finally took the first step in cleaning my room. That is I took 3-4 hours and pulled out two large garbage bags and two large laundry bags. Still deciding if I am going... Read more

  • Stronger than yesterday!

    1/26/2015 1:07:11 PM, by NIMIRRA137

    I am really happy that my husband has joined the gym with me because it has kept me consistent with hitting up the gym at least once in a weekend plus the times I go during the week by myself. Yesterday we went and I took it easy on the treadmill. I did 2.19 miles in 30 minutes. I alternated be... Read more

  • Busy Monday

    1/26/2015 12:56:21 PM, by SLIMLILA

    8:15 the alarm rang, and a bath, glucerna for breakfast and at the diabetic clinic for 9am. But, there was some good news in retrospect. Although my A1C had gone up to 9.8, my HDL is still nice and high, and my LDL and my triglycerides both went down... BP good as always. But, I got lots of... Read more

  • These Shoes Saved My Life

    1/26/2015 12:50:08 PM, by PURPLEGIRL22

    I've been on this journey since August 2014. I like to say that my mother's breast cancer diagnosis opened my eyes to my health and my son's words got me off of the couch. The weight started to creep on after I had my daughter. I was already overweight when I got pregnant, but only gained 20 l... Read more

  • My Workout Plan

    1/26/2015 12:00:07 PM, by KC8RZK31

    After reading information on Fibromyalgia here on the site. I have decided I will work out everyday of the work week & take the weekends off to rest my muscles. I took the weekend off and today started back into my exercise. I am working on building up my cardio ability, this morning only did a 1... Read more

  • And the number for the week is 0!

    1/26/2015 11:09:22 AM, by RAINBOWS40

    I got on the scale this morning to find out I didn't gain any weight! :D I didn't loose any either. I felt sluggish and crampy and achy and didn't exercise much for three days straight. Then dd had a couple of friends over Sat. night. I stayed in my calorie range but I ate way to much junk. On ... Read more

  • WiiFit try out

    1/26/2015 11:07:34 AM, by DHUNTER67

    This morning I did the Advanced step, the run and then Island run and one Yoga. I didn't want too do too much. I could feel the pain, but I worked thru it. I will rest tomorrow too see if this is the work out I can do and if I can cut back a few things. I was late with my meds and I could feel... Read more

  • Weigh in

    1/26/2015 10:59:19 AM, by NOLONGERHIDING

    I weighed myself on Saturday. Thankfully i didn't go up. But I also didn't go down. I'm stuck and it's frustrating. I'm struggling with adding physical activity in. I tried last week and ended up with five days of sever pain. So those two days of twenty minutes of moderate exercise had me on the cou... Read more

  • Weekend diet? Not so good

    1/26/2015 10:25:11 AM, by LOVE2MY3

    I had such a great week last week. I rode 49 miles on the exercise bike, ate healthier, and ate less. I was feeling so good! And then the weekend came. My husband had been gone all week, so he decided that we needed to go one a date Saturday night. Yay!! Dinner and a movie, something we ha... Read more

  • End of week 3 - Sucessful vacation, down 1.2 lbs

    1/26/2015 10:24:56 AM, by CAPT_BUTTERFLY

    Got back from my Florida vacation late last night. Weighed in this morning - down 1.2 lbs. that's almost unheard of for me to lose weight while away on vacation. But I worked for it let me tell you. My mother and I were staying at a nice hotel that had a full kitchen in the room, and we were ... Read more

  • Watch the Theory of Everything

    1/26/2015 10:08:16 AM, by MEXGAL1

    This is the movie about Steve Hawking. We Loved it! We think that the actor should win for best actor. It was done very well. So we recommend that one. FIL is in the new house as of yesterday. Mina the nurse moved her nursing home into the village in a new place that is less rent and there... Read more

  • Almost Time to Bump!

    1/26/2015 9:57:51 AM, by ELIZABETHBECK1

    This little Fitbit Flex is keeping me on my feet. Literally. My goal is to get to 20,000 steps a day. And maintain, 20,000. I am starting off at 5000. Next month I will bump up to 6000. I've been meeting my goal pretty regularly. My hard days seem to be Sunday and on days that I'm at the Dr's offic... Read more

  • Discouraged but. . .

    1/26/2015 9:50:49 AM, by JAINELL

    Anybody else feel discouraged at their weight loss ? I know that being healthy is a process, but I feel that there is no room for error. Because when I do get lax their is no weight loss. Also, my husband who seems to eat everything and drinks soda like water is losing weight. He says he... Read more

  • WL vlog #18, yoga and mindfullness

    1/26/2015 9:39:52 AM, by GTKARLA

    I reached 50lbs milestone! Sorry for the annoying noise in a few mins my mic wasn't in a good place...... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/26/2015 9:20:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is well underway. my daughter says hi and sends hugs. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. another week of work starts for me today. still more to learn. so i will be undergoing more training this week. that is fine with me. i want to know how to do what is needed to be done from m... Read more

  • Just checking in

    1/26/2015 8:37:49 AM, by PORCELINA

    Hi there, I can't report any change since my last blog as it's that time of the month so my weight has crept up by 2lbs. I am not going to log the change however, as I am hopeful that by the end of the week I will be back to 152 or even less, all being well. The regime is going quite well... Read more

  • Birds Afraid to Fly

    1/26/2015 8:21:08 AM, by MOMMY_RX

    My repeating pattern.... START: depression Then: I can do this I can do this I can do this. Yes I am going to do this. I was a fool for ever thinking I couldn't do this. I so got this. (Approach the ledge), what if I can't do this? OMG! What was I thinking? I can't do t... Read more

  • Ankle Injury

    1/26/2015 8:20:23 AM, by AMBERSMANUEL

    My left ankle is weak after breaking it twice with an avulsion fracture so it's no surprise that I managed to sprain it recently. I'm going to switch to the recumbent bike for a week to keep the pressure off of it. That kinda blows since the elliptical is where I see the best results, but it is cert... Read more

  • Eating Healthy

    1/26/2015 8:15:37 AM, by CHUBBYCAT2

    How many people have a hard time eating healthy? I start out ok but I can never seem to stick with it and after a while I just get bored with it. What is the best way to eat healthy and stay with it.... Read more

  • Day 6

    1/26/2015 8:12:50 AM, by KBS2344

    FINALLY!!!! A scale victory!!! Very happy to report I lost 3 # Super happy since this was week 4 and I hadn't lost since week 1 ... Read more

  • Jan 26: No Appetite More Than 7 Days

    1/26/2015 6:46:56 AM, by FATHINSN

    Since last week, my appetite is decreasing slowly. I enjoy food less and lesser. My taste buds feel not familiar to me. I don't feel like I want to eat. So, it's no surprise when today, my tummy felt weird, like grumpy and complaining. I had diarrhea first then constipation. And to rewind back ... Read more

  • A good thought in the shower

    1/26/2015 5:37:03 AM, by NORRISRL

    I was late to work yesterday because I overslept. It is the first time in a year I have been late and I made it up this morning. I got up tonight wanting to sleep more, but I got in the shower and had this thought: "You are being responsible! That's a good thing. Not something to feel b... Read more

  • Never doubt yourself

    1/26/2015 5:28:14 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    "Nothing important was ever accomplished without chutzpah. Columbus had chutzpah . The signers of the Declaration of Independence had chutzpah. Don't ever aim your doubt on yourself. Laugh at yourself don't doubt yourself. " Alan Alda Come on now just don't sit there add a little chutzpah into... Read more

  • Make each day count. Day 1 of 12

    1/26/2015 5:27:07 AM, by APPLEADAY2015

    I have decided to break down my goals by events I am looking forward to and the weight I would like to be at by each. I have done these realistically I think. 12 days - Night out - 10 stone 5 pounds 29 days - valentines night - 10 stone - 4 pounds 33 days - my birthday 10 stone - 2 pounds ... Read more

  • Two icons say it all.....

    1/26/2015 4:55:23 AM, by RASPBERRY56

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  • Just had to post an update!

    1/26/2015 4:36:50 AM, by SOFIASOPAPILLA

    I have now lost 41 pounds since the beginning on December 30, 2014. I only have 224 pounds to go now!!! It just seems so much easier for me to look at all the weight I have lost over time than just the 3.8 pounds I have lost this week. I know that I am losing the most amount of weight over time r... Read more

  • oa works

    1/26/2015 4:28:48 AM, by WILDXANGELS

    There are always two voices in my head. The voice of my HP (who I call God) and the voice of my disease. The first voice is loving, caring, supportive and brings me freedom, healing and recovery. The second voice brings me misery, doubt, self-hatred, fear and bondage to food. The problem is that the... Read more

  • work microwave!

    1/26/2015 3:49:34 AM, by APPLEADAY2015

    Well i decided to start my morning off with a breakfast to balance my blood sugar. Turkey rashers, scrambled egg and one piece of wholegrain toast. Found out I cant microwaver my turkey rashers so decided to just have egg on toast. The work microwave made them smell of fish :-( Not impressed and... Read more

  • get used to being disabled

    1/26/2015 3:40:50 AM, by NASFKAB

    have to get used to being disabled cant stand for very long cant walk with anything in my hand so dependent on others so am easily irritated its hard... Read more

  • get used to being disabled

    1/26/2015 3:40:42 AM, by NASFKAB

    have to get used to being disabled cant stand for very long cant walk with anything in my hand so dependent on others so am easily irritated its hard... Read more

  • Today in steps I am @ 12K

    1/26/2015 2:52:13 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    I may just make it yet but if I don't its alright since Sunday is usually a resting day for me. I just didn't feel like resting today. steps 12,163 miles 5.23 active minutes 70 calories 1900 I tried to rest as much as I could this weekend and handle preparation for this week. The smo... Read more

  • Mother

    1/26/2015 1:07:43 AM, by PAG2809

    The past week has been over the top. I'm finally coming up for air enough to be able to form coherent thoughts. Last Sunday my 90-yr old mother slipped on ice on her walk. My brother realized quickly that something was wrong and took her to the local emergency room. From there they sent her into Phi... Read more

  • New Week

    1/26/2015 12:59:25 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed sending light love joy and happiness hugx... Read more

  • Losing Weight But Why?

    1/26/2015 12:49:43 AM, by ANN2015NOLEN

    I have lost 8 pounds in 10 days which sounds great but I can't explain it. I know I have made changes like I stopped eating almost every meal from a fast food joint to homemade and that has dropped my calories but their still high. I still need to come down about 400 calories a day to be were I ne... Read more

  • Been gone for a while, but came back feeling pretty good

    1/26/2015 12:35:17 AM, by SKELLEY3440

    Ok, my mother knows I've been trying to lose weight and she knows that I've been using SparkPeople to do it and have lost over 20 lbs so far. I've hit a plateau, but I'm trying to look at it as at least it's a plateau that's 20 lbs less then the last plateau I hit. We will see how long that thinking... Read more

  • New to this

    1/25/2015 11:49:50 PM, by MANDIV27

    So I don't even really know what a blog is- please bare with me and feel free to tell me if I'm on the right path. I was hoping this would just be for me to be me and write whatever comes to mind. So here it goes: I'm so tired and so lost I don't know which way is up. Trying to crawl out of a f... Read more

  • Small Progress Is Still Progress

    1/25/2015 11:48:11 PM, by MONIQUE_WHAT

    I went for a short walk on Friday morning and as I meandered through the woods, I realized that I seem to be not making any progress with losing weight because our minds can really only focus on one thing at a time and right now, I'm focusing on being a successful student. Though the number on the s... Read more

  • Day 18- back on track and back into crafting.

    1/25/2015 11:46:29 PM, by AHMOSEAKI

    today has been a good day. i was in my range for calories today, and i got to get back into painting. ^^ i bought some letters to spell out my niece's name for Christmas but didn't have the paint to finish them. so finally got the paints and finished the letters. work went well today if not just a l... Read more

  • The Life of a Caregiving Parent of a Disabled Child #1

    1/25/2015 11:38:51 PM, by DEBRAMONTEITH

    The job I have now is the hardest and most rewarding one I've ever had. I am the sole caregiver of my 17 year old son who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy. It's in the later stages now and the amount of care he needs has grown a lot. This job has come with unique challenges physically, mentally and e... Read more

  • Goals of the week- Week Two

    1/25/2015 11:24:41 PM, by KIMGETFIT1

    So Week Two of goals of the week is complete! I have continued the water drinking everyday which is brilliant, thats one thing I will be keeping up regardless of what goals I am doing each week Goal one-Focus on what I am eating I did pretty ok with this, I made some bad choices this wee... Read more

  • My Second Olympic Distance Triathlon

    1/25/2015 11:08:50 PM, by KNAPSPLASH

    **Warning, this is another long one** Timaru, New Zealand January 25, 2015 Friend: "Timaru, eh? Isn't it quite hilly there?" Me: "I don't think so, why do you say that?" Friend: "I just don't think Timaru is as flat as Christchurch or Ashburton" Me: "Oh it can't be that bad, it's... Read more

  • Nothing recorded for a long time

    1/25/2015 11:06:07 PM, by KARENGROSS

    Nothing can be simple at our house bc everything is set up with some crap for Mike. Things will be ok.... Read more

  • Realty moment

    1/25/2015 11:04:26 PM, by MOMMAOF1BOY

    I have a friend who believes that if we picture things in our mind we are more likely to make them come true. So I've been working on that. The other night as I was laying in bed I was trying to imagine myself at my goal weight, or even 100lbs less than I am now, shoot even less then 300lbs an... Read more

  • Ahhh Day 164 Go HAWKS

    1/25/2015 10:53:15 PM, by CALAMITIE

    I stayed home and took care of only me today. I only did things because I felt like doing them. That did include giving my hardwood floors a nice polish. The dog prints were driving me crazy. Of course he always manages to get more on there everyday. But the first thing I did this morning... Read more

  • 1/25/15 - Bedtime

    1/25/2015 10:28:13 PM, by GORDON66

    Signed up for a free class at the gym. I had to stop at the grocery store to pick up a few things, and I remembered everything I needed to buy. I reached out to a young woman today and was very candid about my struggles dealing with my weight. It breaks my heart be... Read more

  • Tame Your Sweet Tooth 1/24 & 25

    1/25/2015 10:01:37 PM, by LLESMEISTER

    Yesterday was awful. Bad enough that I didn't even bother logging in to Spark and messed up my 28 day streak. :-( Having said that, I'm getting a LOT better, because yesterday would have been a very normal day, honestly. I did go overboard on the sugar, but that's because I'm addicted and I le... Read more

  • Feeling better

    1/25/2015 9:54:07 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I feel much better now. Ate less processed food today and less salt. I had my blue dress and heeled boots on for a while this morning but changed after awhile. I was still bloated this morning but now I'm not. I was at 221 pounds but I'm hoping to be lower soon. I think that the bloat was leftover f... Read more

  • One day I will be a runner...

    1/25/2015 9:52:44 PM, by GRACERYL

    I grew up chunky, and then later I grew up fat. Once I got to 200 pounds I told myself, promised myself, even pleaded with myself to lose weight and not get any bigger. Alas, here I am at 245 pounds trying to figure out what I did or how I slipped up to let myself keep getting bigger and bigger. ... Read more

  • This Is So True.......

    1/25/2015 9:33:31 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going. Beverly Sills It reminds me of our journey to a much healthier lifestyle. It is NOT an easy journey, but well worth it, no matter what it takes. ... Read more

  • January 25, 2014 (Sunday)

    1/25/2015 9:22:46 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Another weekend has come and gone. Getting ready for my busy week (and that ain't easy) I do find it easier to enter the work week with all of my clothes, music, bags, programs, and of course, snacks organized. Since I have to be so many different places, without a lot of time to ge... Read more

  • How do You Measure Success?

    1/25/2015 9:15:58 PM, by LDYSABELLA

    I don't have much time tonight, but I'm so excited about my progress. I weighed in this morning under almost normal circumstances (different shoes and breakfast). I gained 1 pound. I'm not letting that get me down I've added strength training to my workouts and I can already feel the difference. The... Read more

  • Excuse me, have you seen my balance? I seemed to have lost it.

    1/25/2015 8:56:34 PM, by DELHSI

    So, here I am about 4 weeks into Sparking and once again facing my biggest challenge - balance. It seems I was doing great about eating very healthy and keeping on track and getting some exercise in each day. Then I was sick and my son was sick so it threw me off track (quickly falling into old ha... Read more

  • BINGE EATING

    1/25/2015 8:49:17 PM, by INSANITY77

    SO I know I have this dysfunctional behaviour in that if I buy a pack of cookies- I eat the whole pack in one night...if I buy a tub of ice cream - I eat the tub in one night. I basically avoid buying junk food for this reason. BUT- against my better judgement, I do give in. Why am I so immat... Read more

  • Getting Better

    1/25/2015 8:03:59 PM, by PURPLEGIRL22

    I'm starting to feel a little better each day. I am walking more each day and looking forward to getting back into the gym. I worked in the concession stand, but I was armed. I had water, nuts and a protein shake. For lunch,a grilled chicken breast and fruit. A pear for a snack and half a 6 inc... Read more

  • Can't get my motivation back

    1/25/2015 7:40:42 PM, by PILARITA1

    I need to find my inner strength, I have stopped working out like I used to, I wonder if I am tired or maybe just depressed.... Read more

  • Sunday brunch

    1/25/2015 7:29:40 PM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    I did very well at brunch. I did indulge in prime rib, but just a thin slice. And I limited my dessert treats to 2 of the petit fours, bypassing cheesecake, cookies, and many more larger treats. There were 7 of us at the table. My son was at an event in San Diego, so I was planning to stay a... Read more

  • I'm still trying

    1/25/2015 7:07:33 PM, by JUDY_GIRL1969

    I know exactly what I need to do to lose weight and get fit. What I don't know is how to make myself do it. I do exercise, some, though not nearly enough. Food seems to be my biggest problem. Food and soda. I know what foods I need to eat, I know I need to stay away from sugar, I know I need to stop... Read more

  • UP HALF POUND

    1/25/2015 6:50:33 PM, by CHERYLE51

    Weight is up 1/2 pound. I strongly feel I need to move more. I somehow have to overcome this extreme tiredness that I feel after work. I come home from work and nap a little and basically just sit in bed watching Downton Abby on the kindle fire app for the tv I bought. I am having issues with my n... Read more

  • Always Be on the Lookout for the Presence of Wonder

    1/25/2015 6:35:58 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Always be on the lookout for the prescience of wonder. E. B . White I wondered for a while this morning . My husband left for ice fishing at 4 am. When I awoke again at 8, the pellet stove was bone dry. There was no way I was going to lift those pellets , and hold that heavy bag with one g... Read more

  • Starting again

    1/25/2015 6:20:59 PM, by WHITESARA83

    So here I go again.... trying to get back into shape and get healthy! I really don't want to stop again! But it seems to never fail. Something comes up, I fall back into depression or I just get lazy! Hoping that now I know why I sabotage myself will help me not to this time! So as of tomorrow I sta... Read more

  • Where to start

    1/25/2015 6:15:15 PM, by SJCAMP70

    I eat as healthy as I can, but healthy food is not always bought for the house and I don't have control over that. I am thinking about buying some stuff for me, but I am afraid it will get eaten up on me and I will not get any. I don't know what to do because people in this house don't know how to k... Read more

  • Where to start

    1/25/2015 6:15:14 PM, by SJCAMP70

    I eat as healthy as I can, but healthy food is not always bought for the house and I don't have control over that. I am thinking about buying some stuff for me, but I am afraid it will get eaten up on me and I will not get any. I don't know what to do because people in this house don't know how to k... Read more

  • Sunday's Smile =)

    1/25/2015 5:03:03 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Short and Sweet

    1/25/2015 4:36:20 PM, by FIREFLY9113

    I am pretty sure I am getting the flu but I am really just trying to keep my fluids up and get some rest everyone have a great Sunday... Read more

  • Low Key Sunday

    1/25/2015 4:31:29 PM, by BMCC488

    Sundays are a good day to rest and recharge, even though I definitely exercise on these days... although it was a close call for this morning. I almost didn't do a pre-dawn workout. It turns out I would have had time right now as my brother took the boys out but that's besides the point. This mornin... Read more

  • Saying Goodbye

    1/25/2015 4:18:33 PM, by LIVENLOVELIFE

    So I was watching the Biggest Loser the other night and it was the episode where the contestants watch a film they made at the beginning speaking to their future self. I had a really bad week last week and fell into some old habits. I'm SO over that. I've decided to do what those contestants did ... Read more

  • Connections and Community (OT, although there is some relevance to food addiction))

    1/25/2015 4:11:40 PM, by SCOOTER4263

    So it started with this: (there was supposed to be a picture of a cat sleeping in a basket here, but I took it with my phone and tried to email it to myself so I could upload it here, and the mail server is down. It'll show up eventually) That's Binx, sleeping in the cat basket. Th... Read more

  • Day One: (Hero versus the Villianous Sweet tooth)

    1/25/2015 3:48:22 PM, by CRROBERTS2

    This morning went really well. I ate right and took my vitamins. Then just before lunch my villianous arch enemy awoke. Shamfully i indulged her with ice cream and two hand fulls of chocolate animal crackers. After a motivational meeting with my self i got back on track. The kids and i then... Read more

  • And Sunday

    1/25/2015 3:06:28 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    One of the handiest tools I bought at the restaurant supply store turned out to be one of the ones I initially paid the least attention to. When I was a kid my parents had a small, long spatula (called a burger spatula in the trade) with a serrated side edge. I had hoped to find one of them at ... Read more

  • Eating Good Food

    1/25/2015 2:59:15 PM, by WHITNEYGAMER

    I'm trying to learn to branch out. As per my desire to participate in the 30 Days of Small Changes Challenge: www.sparkpeople.com/reso
    urce/small-changes.asp I want to find new foods that are not only healthy but also yummy. On another group I follow in facebook... Read more

  • being a woman

    1/25/2015 2:32:01 PM, by FINDINGCOURAGE

    I don't know about other women out there, but sometimes I'm so sick and tired of dealing with all female crap. Especially PMS and the mood swings that come with it and GOSSIP. What is with women and gossip? UGH! I think I'm having one of those days where I'm just fed up with everything! Hate to say... Read more