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  • Waiting for the shoe to drop...

    8/22/2017 1:36:10 PM, by MATILDA41

    I am still kind of in limbo here waiting to confirm that our boat has been sold. I am sure it will happen as it should, but there is just a tiny voice saying "what if...." Most of the time I can tune out that little voice. I really don't like being pessimistic about things, so I usually try t... Read more

  • Flying the Nest

    8/22/2017 1:35:47 PM, by KALISWALKER

    I am over the empty nest blues. On Thursday my DD and DGD stopped by for 20 minutes. I got enough hugs to get me happy again. We are heading to La Conner WA for a couple of weeks, to RV camp with our friends we see when we winter in Palm Springs. We get together a couple times a year at La Co... Read more

  • Changes are coming

    8/22/2017 12:49:29 PM, by MDLB777

    Sunday will be my release date for exercising! This time around I am going to start slow and easy. I will only be walking about 10 minutes but I will be doing a few weight training reps as well. I am actually excited to start!!... Read more

  • Lunch break with Esmeralda

    8/22/2017 12:25:07 PM, by SUSMANNIE

    I am trying to prepare myself mentally for the dietician and weight loss program I am going to be attending starting in September. Been struggling with the desire to snack excessively, and have been successful, mostly. I could succumb to the Last Supper mentality, as anyone who has ever begun a... Read more

  • The Post Summer Sunscreen Debacle (in the U.S., anyway)

    8/22/2017 11:56:59 AM, by CHATTYINTROVERT

    Oh boy--got turned around and messed with on my schedule the past few days. Actually wrote this one yesterday when I was trying to figure out how and what way to put on my sunscreen and bug spray best (which one first, kinda as annoying as the hot dogs vs. hot dog buns question). Anyhoo: thech... Read more

  • Tuesday

    8/22/2017 11:21:40 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Tired from all the work on clearing out my brothers house it is so hard to deal with this but must keep moving on sending love to my brother in heaven love you hav3 a blessed day... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    8/22/2017 10:11:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter had her soccer tournament on sunday and her team won both games! woo hoo! way to go! she has two soccer games left and soccer is done for the summer. she may play indoor soccer this year. she is all ready for school. i am getting along even better now with a good friend of mine. we had a... Read more

  • Ada's Rules #2: Make a plan: set clear, multiple, and changing goals

    8/22/2017 10:07:22 AM, by SALAM4545

    When I first saw this (Several years ago...I've checked this book out of the library several times) I didn't get it. Why multiple? Why changing? I've grown up since then. The fact is, with as much as I need to lose, I find that setting goals in 10 pound increments is best for me. I can't w... Read more

  • Feeling like almost giving up but I'm not

    8/22/2017 10:05:51 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    There are times that I feel like giving up with the way my weight has been here lately. I have no idea why I gained 12 pounds 24 hours after the carpel tunnel surgery on my right hand. I didn't eat anything out of the ordinary to make me gain that much. Now I am having a hard time getting it off and... Read more

  • when it hits you

    8/22/2017 9:18:42 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    I dont know what kind of infection I have had, or virus or whatever the heck it is, but just when I thought it was safe to go back in the water..... Was feeling better, thinking finally it was about over, last night the coughing returned with a vengeance!! Was awake for at least 2 hours coughing... Read more

  • Back to the Y today

    8/22/2017 9:12:06 AM, by CAELIAN12

    I don't usually go to the Y on Sat, Sun and Mon. I did go Sat and enjoyed myself. Today is the Silver Splash and Just for Fun. 2 therapy classes then into the lap pool to do a few laps. My Fitbit still isn't working with SP though my steps aren't counted the device is showing 5000-7000 steps a ... Read more

  • 20 lbs Gone!

    8/22/2017 9:02:38 AM, by MISSCANBEWRONG

    OMG, I can't believe when I woke up this morning that the scale was at 428.4lbs. I am so very proud of myself. I lost 20lbs so far since I started this journey on July 24th I started Journaling my weight as well as tracking my food but, it was on July 14th when I went to my doctors the scale was rea... Read more

  • Good Day!

    8/22/2017 7:30:29 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    Well having an okay morning so far even though I've only been up for 26 minutes. Saw So You Think You Can Dance last night despite the interruption from Trump's speech about Afghanistan. Here is a highlight of the show! https://www.youtube.com/watch?
    v=YzzkwgDk2FU If that does no... Read more

  • 8.22.17

    8/22/2017 7:07:32 AM, by JBUHAY3

    Day 16 out of 90 done!... Read more

  • August 22 2017 Starting again

    8/22/2017 5:51:57 AM, by CONNIEDETHOMAS

    How many times am I going to restart the Healthy Lifestyle. I am almost at my top weight again. I can hardly move. Work at church is killing me. I will be having a meeting soon regarding my cleaning. It has not been what it should be. I have to force myself to get it done like it should... Read more

  • On the events of Monday.......

    8/22/2017 5:39:14 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Nope - didn't bother with the eclipse (was otherwise engaged, which was just fine with me).......family did see it......."whatever"......... Just didn't feel the enthusiasm for all that hoopla..........don't know if it's my age, general mood - not really sure, but I just knew that I needed to "... Read more

  • 8-21-17

    8/22/2017 2:29:34 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    The tooth that was loose fell out. I was surprised that there was no blood. The tooth had a screw on it. I don't remember a fake tooth being put in, but my memory is not overly reliable when it comes to my teeth. This means I will have to call Kaiser and find out what I need to do to go to the denti... Read more

  • Allergist/Sleep

    8/22/2017 1:31:10 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    So according to the allergist, I don't have asthma. So good to know. 100 He said my cough sounded like asthma though. But, my breathing test revealed that I may have Vocal Chord Dysfunction, and that would be the reason why I lose my voice and my voice gets all gravelly all the time. So I'm on an i... Read more

  • I need to better on the weekends

    8/22/2017 12:47:54 AM, by WENDYM29

    I went over my calories all weekend long. I also did not track my food very well. Weekends are always difficult for me. I guess I need to set a goal for weekends. I normally track my food really good during the week. Also, I ate some greasy food on Sunday and it upset my stomach all day today. That... Read more

  • Missed Eclipse

    8/22/2017 12:25:40 AM, by LOVELY*LADY

    I can't believe I forgot about it... Read more

  • And it rained again today...

    8/21/2017 11:13:20 PM, by CALAMITIE

    Over the past week we've gotten almost 16" of rain. It was so nice to at least get a little sunshine this afternoon. I got all my phone calls made not all settled but at least I made notifications to all these places. Did you know that if you have an AARP supplemental insurance policy and a... Read more

  • 8/21/17 - Bedtime

    8/21/2017 10:54:19 PM, by GORDON66

    I experienced the solar eclipse, and it turned out to be a little office bonding. Lisa and I had the glasses, and they were passed around. The office is in downtown Chicago, so we gathered on the LaSalle Street median along with a throng of other people. Although it was cloudy, the eclipse was st... Read more

  • August 21: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Another fun partner and lots of strawberries

    8/21/2017 9:35:04 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi SparkFriends! Highlights include: * Yesterday was day 190 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak * Today is day 124 of 134 (92%) blogging for this challenge (details below and this counts weekly emails if I don't blog that day) I hope you had a great Monday! We had an amazing call to... Read more

  • Tomorrow Is My Pre-Op Exam

    8/21/2017 9:10:43 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Tomorrow, I have to be up bright and early to drive the 45 miles to the Spinal Center for my Pre-Op exam. I am starting out with a CT of my Cervical Spine at 9:40 A.M.. When that is finished, I will meet with the Nurse Practitioner who will give me a Physical Exam. Then I will have blood work don... Read more

  • Feeling a Tad Down

    8/21/2017 7:23:01 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    Feeling a little down tonight but I do have off tomorrow to clean up my daughters bedding at the laundromat and do the grocery shopping. Completely missed the solar eclipse and frankly don't care. I'm actually more concerned with my eyesight and I got to see pictures on Facebook. I started ... Read more

  • Some people are just looney tunes.(Just my opinion, please don't take offense)

    8/21/2017 6:55:57 PM, by CHRIS3874

    Just had a really weird experience , Two young ladies came to the door wanting to talk about "religion" (some "Church of God"and God the MOTHER in the BIBLE. I tried ti be polite and tell them I wasn't interested ( I tried to tell the one I had my own church which she heard as "I don't go to church"... Read more

  • "The trouble is, you think you have time...."

    8/21/2017 6:51:25 PM, by TOI-TOI-TOI

    I've seen this saying on a couple of spark pages. And how true it is! There comes a time when you know that you no longer have time. There are a lot of things I simply cannot do. My physical limitations, my financial limitations, my temporal limitations mean that there are a lot fewer o... Read more

  • HERE IT IS!

    8/21/2017 6:36:43 PM, by SMIDGON

    Here I am again. Look at my blog of :Aftermath" That's the pic I wanted this time. DUH! Oh well Janet... Read more

  • Picture of Lexie

    8/21/2017 6:27:18 PM, by SMIDGON

    I am going to try to post a picture of Lexie in her Easter dress of 2017. She was so proud. She loved all her clothes. This was 2 1/2mos before her passing. Sorry, I can't seem to get it to download. I'll try it later. Janet ... Read more

  • My weight will not eclipse me.

    8/21/2017 4:53:16 PM, by SO_WORTH_IT

    This morning I watched the eclipse like everyone else. From where I live in Washington state, the sun was 93% eclipsed. Only 7% of the sun was shining through for a few minutes. I was surprised that it was still bright outside. If I didn't know any better, I might not have noticed anything diff... Read more

  • LORIPRITCHARD58's SparkPage

    8/21/2017 3:48:43 PM, by LORIPRITCHARD58

    First weigh in so wondered if splurge allowed myself would sabotage efforts of eating well and exercise. Today I found out as I have lost 3 lbs! Of course, many say it's water weight, but as long as the scale is moving in the right direction I am happy!... Read more

  • The state of Wisconsin is at it again!

    8/21/2017 3:36:42 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    What do I mean by this? They are giving me the run around with my insurance saying I have to reapply and give them some information in order to get it. I am crossing fingers here and praying and hoping it gets reinstated before next month. I have a dental appointment on the 7th and on the 28th I see... Read more

  • Time to start strict again Aug 21 2017

    8/21/2017 1:19:58 PM, by KLIPSE

    60lbs lost above/same shirt/low carb/low sugar/light exercise/Apr 2015 thru May 2017. Time to get back on the diet wagon. I stopped this summer and wasn't super strict because their were so many summer weddings and it was too hard not to just let go and enjoy the food and atmosphere. I'm going to ... Read more

  • and another week begins

    8/21/2017 12:53:42 PM, by SUSMANNIE

    My husband and I had some water in our basement from the rains on Friday, and so we eliminated some things that got wet. And some that did not get wet. I took pains to preserve old photos, and my portfolio artwork from college and my long ago attempt to be a graphic designer, back in the 1980's... Read more

  • Eclipse (Day 481)

    8/21/2017 11:01:13 AM, by SIXLESTER69

    We are on our way to the Garden of the Gods in Harrisburg, IL to watch and photograph the eclipse. This weekend has been busy. Saturday I walked home from work. Ate a quick breakfast and headed to Springfield, IL to a water park. Not counting my time chasing a 6 year old around the park (didn't wa... Read more

  • Monday keeps happening

    8/21/2017 10:31:59 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    WOO-HOO! My great-niece Elizabeth is out of the NICU and into intermediate care, as well as being in a regular crib instead of an incubator. She's also gained over two pounds in the last six weeks, so she's up to four and a half pounds. At five pounds they'll start talking about sending her home. I'... Read more

  • UGH Plateauing

    8/21/2017 10:17:13 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    No change in weight. I am still stuck at 201 pounds. I ate the wrong foods yesterday but surprised that I didn't gain any weight. For breakfast I had a mug of hot tea in Green tea. For lunch, I had a cup of Ground Beef Italiano with green peppers (spaghetti soup pretty much) with French fries and a ... Read more

  • Thoughts Ramble

    8/21/2017 9:43:42 AM, by JULMATT

    It has been weeks since I have really paid attention to my eating, or exercising. Things have been chaotic around my home and I simply had no motivation to worry over something that at the time felt trivial. Or less to me than the other issues plaguing me. Wrong thinking. If I am not health... Read more

  • Starting over

    8/21/2017 9:16:15 AM, by REASHA3

    Starting over is hard, but at least your not fully giving up.... Read more

  • Just Another Manic Monday

    8/21/2017 7:32:46 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Still can't work out. I got 2.5 hours of sleep last night. I was telling DH I could not stay up late with him last night because between 9 and 12 is my best sleep. Well, last night it was my only sleep and I stayed up a little late so I didn't get the full 3 hours. Bummer. A lot of it was because of... Read more

  • 8.21.17

    8/21/2017 7:09:03 AM, by JBUHAY3

    wish i could drop weight faster but I will just keep on keeping on. If i keep at it then I will get there....... Read more

  • Eclipse

    8/21/2017 6:39:37 AM, by LOVELY*LADY

    Happy Eclipse Day... Read more

  • Eclipse, schmeclipse.........

    8/21/2017 6:01:26 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Will be working through the event, which is just fine by me........... Read more

  • 8-20-17

    8/21/2017 3:18:00 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Sunday, so the trash went down. I had to bring up a load of laundry and move another one to the dryer. Still not finished, plus I need to put laundry away. Did the fast cleaning and litter box yesterday. Wrote up two book reviews and got ready for book club tomorrow. I will need to mail Crystal's bi... Read more

  • Just the motivation I need

    8/21/2017 1:25:04 AM, by NEWMEIN17

    I have been single for the last 10 years, because I put raising my daughter as a priority. She starts high school this Fall, and so I decided it was finally time to get out there and date. So, I signed up for a dating site. While browsing profiles I found someone I knew....the cousin of one... Read more

  • Reading Ada's Rules And Applying Them

    8/21/2017 12:51:40 AM, by SALAM4545

    I recently checked out one of my all time favorite books from the library. "Ada's Rules" is about an overweight woman who makes the decision to lose weight. And it is fabulous. The author lost 70 lbs. in the process of writing the book, so it rings true. But for me, it's her list of rules that help ... Read more

  • Just a short note.

    8/20/2017 11:42:05 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Just a short one tonight. I have stayed close to the house today. Did get my steps in and some exercise. I am very concerned about 1/2 Pint. She isn't eating much. Ate a little this morning. Drinking very little. She will get up and go outside but I know she is weaker. I have a bed for her right nex... Read more

  • 8/20/17 - Bedtime

    8/20/2017 11:04:15 PM, by GORDON66

    It got really humid today, so I'm glad I got the grass cut in the morning. I watched the ballgame today, and it was very cool to see the Blue Angels flying over Wrigley Field. They must get a kick out of buzzing the ball park. Kitties and I threw out a lot of boxes. I actually tossed the... Read more

  • Aches and pains are just part of life...

    8/20/2017 10:21:29 PM, by CALAMITIE

    At least I have several solutions for them. But wrestling a 60" by 88" quilt thru the sewing machine always leaves me with some sore muscles. Had a nice lunch with my cousin and her SIL today. They understand why I'm not coming to the wedding. Pretty sure my brothers will have a couple of ... Read more

  • Sun - Happy New Week! 08/20/2017

    8/20/2017 10:01:13 PM, by PLATINUM755

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  • DIABETES

    8/20/2017 9:36:24 PM, by FATNOMORE2017

    I am in the process of being diagnosed with Diabetes. Not happy with that, but I did kind of expect it as I had gestational Diabetes with my pregnancies and I have a family history of diabetes. Also I have not been trying to prevent it from happening to me so that is why I have been expecting it, b... Read more

  • Time with family today also

    8/20/2017 9:09:58 PM, by CAELIAN12

    My son and his girl came up today. Went to lunch and I really did well. Took my own homemade yogurt dressing because I can add 4 oz of this drsg and only add a milk choice to my meal. This dressing is easy to make and also tasty. I stayed away from the carb choices in the salad bar and ate most ... Read more

  • Week 1 Recap, Week 2 Plan

    8/20/2017 9:02:26 PM, by TRUCES

    Week 1 Recap, Week 2 plan Starting weight: 230.0 Ending weight: 225.0 Lbs +-: -5.0 Exercise minutes: 297 Got at least 7.5 hours of sleep per night: 6/7 nights (impressive! I was in bed early a LOT this week) No alcohol: 6/7 days Ate at least 5 servings of vegetables/fruits: 6/7 d... Read more

  • Cheerfulness.............
    ....

    8/20/2017 8:53:04 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Cheerfulness is Contagious............. But don't wait to catch it from others. Be A Carrier!!! It takes more muscles to frown than to smile. And this is one time that we don't want to develop more muscle. 334... Read more

  • Discovery of a SparkPeople book!

    8/20/2017 8:53:04 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/prod
    uct/B007C4 WKH8/ref=oh_aui_d_detailpage
    _o00_?ie=U TF8&psc=1 I've been having computer problems so can't do the link thing where it works! I get the cable thing. Anyway, this has me very excited! Can't wait to look at it but must admit a bit daunted b... Read more

  • August 20: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Close Call!

    8/20/2017 7:48:13 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi SparkFriends! Highlights include: * Yesterday was day 189 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak * Today is day 123 of 133 (92%) blogging for this challenge (details below and this counts weekly emails if I don't blog that day) I had a close call this morning! Usually fitness is very goo... Read more

  • It's been a year!

    8/20/2017 6:40:28 PM, by ABINATHRA

    A year ago this week I decided to start changing my life. I didn't call it a diet, and I didn't make any extravagant gestures. I said I was going to change my life and stopped drinking soda. After I got that out of my system, I cut more sugar out of my diet. About two months later it was time ... Read more

  • Pat on the back

    8/20/2017 6:32:53 PM, by KATRAT68

    I have been trying really hard to stay in my food goals and today i did it i am so proud of myself... Read more

  • Working on a new habit

    8/20/2017 6:12:50 PM, by PCOH051610

    Hi, This week we (participants in the Summer 5% challenge) have been asked to work on a new habit. I've been having a rough go of it so I knew my choice had to be about establishing some "me" time. I decided my sewing room is the place I'm vowing to spend 10 minutes a day in - either I'll be i... Read more

  • Mentally

    8/20/2017 6:10:22 PM, by TXMOMOF_4

    So over the past few weeks I have heard people say just get up and start work out. But what they do not realize is that when you mentally get to the point you feel like you can not do it you give up on your self. And I have been there for many years due to my depression and other illnesses. Finally ... Read more

  • Not the weekend I had hoped for

    8/20/2017 6:09:06 PM, by LADYLUK

    Two trips to the ER in one day is just not how I wanted to spend my Saturday. Unfortunately there are going to be many more I am afraid since I am taking a triple cocktail of blood thinners and will be for the next 6 months to a year. So yesterday morning I had a skin tear on my arm from a band-aid ... Read more

  • slow Sunday

    8/20/2017 5:36:52 PM, by BEESHELL8

    and that's okay. We were both tired yesterday, KT did 10 miles walking, I did a hike with friends. Leisurely breakfast and paper, then I made dinner: Eggplant tomato stew with potatoes (I like to tinker...).Ready by dinner time. Also made some muffins with blackberries for a hike we're doi... Read more

  • Day 1

    8/20/2017 4:38:15 PM, by MDLB777

    So today I have decided to try. I have realized that my mentality does not allow for set in stone, defined changes to my life. I can not tell myself that I WILL eat better/fewer calories/no sugar, etc. Because my willpower is non-existent. As soon as I say no...I do it. I know I should have better ... Read more

  • Peaches

    8/20/2017 4:14:26 PM, by KATRINAKAT23

    I bought a small basket of peaches on Friday. They are so juicy and so good. I wish I lived closer to the grocery store to go buy more but it is too far to walk and major pain to take the bus so only get them when I do my grocery shop for 2 weeks. I found my 2 lb dumbbells this morning so I... Read more

  • My good news!

    8/20/2017 3:16:11 PM, by GWEN_EVRA

    As some of you know, my son Drake has Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and Autism. We started going to a new MDA Clinic because the one locally lost it's backing from MDA (I have a pretty good idea why, but not important). We travel 2.5 hours to the new MDA clinic and the dr. asked where she coul... Read more

  • Another Beginning

    8/20/2017 2:02:10 PM, by LORIPRITCHARD58

    Week 2 Seems most diets I have tried since my teenage years. Now in my 50s, I am trying again as I will soon be moving and a new me should be what goes with my furniture!... Read more

  • Life has been awful

    8/20/2017 12:29:01 PM, by ELAINEANNE1

    Sorry not been here for a while but life has thrown quite a lot at me recently, we had a 5 day break in W but Michael's mood was not good and he moaned about everything from the room(the only thing wrong in my mind as it was over the kitchens), the day trips, the couple who were at our table and w... Read more

  • Adjusting again

    8/20/2017 12:27:50 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I am going to be adjusting my exercising and what I eat until I break this plateau. I am stuck at 201 pounds. I am hoping to get some more weight off before I see the doctor who did my carpel tunnel surgery. The appointment is in 4 days. I have been getting in a lot of exercising here lately b... Read more

  • How does the light return?

    8/20/2017 12:25:27 PM, by TOI-TOI-TOI

    “How then does light return to the world after the eclipse of the sun? Miraculously. Frailly. In thin stripes. It hangs like a glass cage. It is a hoop to be fractured by a tiny jar. There is a spark there. Next moment a flush of dun. Then a vapour as if earth were breathing in and out, once, twice,... Read more

  • no weight lost in 8 months

    8/20/2017 12:22:42 PM, by CAROL0512

    Walking less and less. sitting more and more. I belong to a gym with AC and an indoor track. I have no excuse for not walking. 46 weight 224. yesterday taught me to remember a water bottle in this heat and humidity. Also, that I gave up walking up a steep hill and my friend brought the c... Read more

  • Say good bye to the "Just in case pants!"

    8/20/2017 11:57:59 AM, by ROCKS8ROX

    This week I lost another 2 lbs., and to celebrate I went into my closet and took out my "Just in case pants, and a couple of Just in case tops!" I started a habit last year that when I purchased a pair of pants and a top, I would buy an extra set in a larger size to wear "just in case" the current ... Read more

  • Super Happy!

    8/20/2017 11:22:55 AM, by MISSCANBEWRONG

    I did it... I am super happy about this. It has been a few days since I have posted last, but I had to share because I finally got there. I have now finally made it to 429.8 when I weighed myself this morning.I went to the dietician the other day and of course, she gave me some great tips and showed... Read more

  • Scary Night/ Apathetic/ Cough

    8/20/2017 11:02:09 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    So last night, as with almost every night, I'm up by midnight and the dog comes down the stairs wanting to be taken out. So I do even though I'd been hearing weird noises outside earlier. It felt like something was watching me, and I kept looking in the darkness behind the master bedroom. I turned m... Read more

  • Why I'm doing what I'm doing

    8/20/2017 10:30:24 AM, by MRSHOBBITGRUDGE

    In my Spark Coach lesson today, Spark Guy talked about the main reason motivation behind weight loss. For me, there are several reasons why I am here and why I want to lose weight. I do not want to "dig my grave with a fork," as I put it. I really want to work on my confidence. I can do t... Read more

  • 8.20.17

    8/20/2017 8:54:14 AM, by JBUHAY3

    Walked for over an hour. Today is my rest day from my workout program but I know I should still try to keep moving. I haven't lost weight maybe I have gained muscle? Not sure, anyway I will still keep pushing through. Next week I start a new workout third and fourth workouts for the program), gotta ... Read more

  • Where's the Exercise

    8/20/2017 8:36:28 AM, by LOVELY*LADY

    I need to love exercise I need to love exercise I need to love exercise I need to love exercise I need to love exercise I need to love exercise I need to love exercise I need to love exercise I need to love exercise I need to love exercise I need to love exercise I need to love exercise I need to lo... Read more

  • Good Morning!

    8/20/2017 8:27:45 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    The kids and I did not go to the YMCA yesterday we went to the local pool park with a diving board and it was fun. I even was in the water for a while. It was sunny out and 86 degrees. Last night we went to the fireworks that the town of Newark Valley did for their Newark Valley Days. It was gre... Read more

  • Off the Wagon

    8/20/2017 8:27:10 AM, by REDHEADMOM2U

    So, I'm eating and eating and eating. I'm genuinely feeling hungry (look I know it's head hunger) but I'm antsy and shaky if I can't get food. I'm not even exaggerating--I'm eating probably ten meals a day. I've regained 24 pounds since my lowest IN MAY. 24 pounds in three months. I haven't re... Read more

  • Mixed bag of a weekend.......

    8/20/2017 7:58:31 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Yesterday had a lot of food in the mix, but I *nailed* my extended workout (to a real sweat, too)....... No plans today, so the order of the day is to try another extended workout, and chillax the rest of the time...... Enjoy your Sunday!... Read more

  • 8-19-17

    8/20/2017 2:34:46 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    I grateful I sort of took yesterday off. Today my knees were not telling me they were going to quit when I went downstairs. Did some small cleaning. I have the new sheets washed. They are very slinky feeling. I just hope they have a deep enough packet so they stay on the mattress. I am almost finish... Read more

  • Making some progress!

    8/20/2017 1:30:24 AM, by SHERWOODVIKING

    I haven't really been on due to dealing with some mental health stuff and school. However, I did get myself a fitbit which I wear everyday and I have been keeping track of my stuff on there! I haven't given up, I've just been busy! Figured I'd give a little update! Since getting my fitbit,... Read more

  • Not sure I can do this.

    8/20/2017 1:12:32 AM, by PENQUINS6899

    I'm about to just give up on my weight loss goals as I have been at this for about a month now and I don't think the scale has even moved. My appointment with my dietician is this Thursday so I will see for sure than, but I highly doubt that I lost anything. I really have been trying. I have been d... Read more

  • feeling great 2nd day

    8/19/2017 11:58:17 PM, by AMANDA370

    so todAy was cool I actually had real energy .. worked out and ate healthy all day long, I know this is the start to my new and better life.. so proud of myself. and I even cleaned today... Read more

  • I think my arm is going to fall off...

    8/19/2017 11:54:10 PM, by CALAMITIE

    After my mint making yesterday and today I finished the quilt my shoulders have had a major workout. My left shoulder is really sore tonight. Wish I could remember where I put my bio-freeze. That reminds me I'll put it on my list for the store tomorrow. Thank you all the nice comments abou... Read more

  • 8/19/17 - Bedtime

    8/19/2017 11:53:13 PM, by GORDON66

    Sat on the patio crocheting a baby afghan for Naomi. Managed to get through back-to-back fitness classes this morning. I'm really, really enjoying the tomatoes from my garden. I have a Black Prince heirloom tomato, and it's yummy! Sweet dreams everyone!!! Leslie XXXOOOXXX... Read more

  • Gods day

    8/19/2017 11:51:41 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Being with my daughter gave me so much joy she is awesome and it encouraged me to be happier be blessed hugs... Read more

  • Swim/Bike/Hike

    8/19/2017 11:29:36 PM, by BEESHELL8

    That's been my exercise for the past 3 days. Swim on Thursday was probably 1000 meters or so - I was practicing swimming for 200-400 yards WITHOUT touching the wall, to mimic what the mini-tri will be. It occurred to me that although I'm good at swimming, not so much continuously. Friday I got... Read more

  • A tad out of control.

    8/19/2017 10:57:36 PM, by CAELIAN12

    I know everyone has had this kind of day. Had a small piece of cake at the party today, and it got me started. When I got home instead of eating the fresh veggies soup I made I ate a piece of coconut cream pie. Dang!... Read more

  • Long-Term Care Insurance

    8/19/2017 10:41:49 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    My Mom is 93 and moved into an Assisted Living Facility in July. She has been paying a monthly payment for Long-Term Care Insurance since 2002. Both my husband and I had heard some negative reports on getting this insurance, so chose not to. My Mom insisted that she wanted to continue to pa... Read more

  • I Am Stupid

    8/19/2017 9:52:00 PM, by CHERYLE51

    I weighed in am back where I started. I don't know why this is so hard for me. Anyway I got good news from the doctor, I can get cortisone injections in my hip. I am planning on surgery but not until school's is out.... Read more

  • August 19: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- Bike streak update!

    8/19/2017 8:28:25 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi SparkFriends! Highlights include: * Yesterday was day 188 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak * Today is day 122 of 132 (93%) blogging for this challenge (details below and this counts weekly emails if I don't blog that day) Good Saturday here! I wrote a while back about a "streak... Read more

  • I'm gonna be a gramma... in October. Today was supposed to be a celebration.

    8/19/2017 8:25:31 PM, by MISSAMY72

    Today was the day I was planning to have my daughter's baby shower, (my first grandbaby) But I decided to cancel it after she told me to f@#k off. I feel like a bad Gramma to be but my daughter needs to learn a lesson. 79 73 178 Back in November when her and her boyfriend started dating... Read more

  • Planning for failure = success!

    8/19/2017 7:43:41 PM, by LADYLUK

    I know I know right now you are thinking she is off her rocker and I don't blame you. But bear with me for a minute. I do have a point to all my madness. Have you ever gone out with friends, caved and ate things you know you shouldn't have? Things that caused you to go over your calorie limit ... Read more

  • Empty Nest

    8/19/2017 7:18:29 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Me without an entourage getting out in the world. After 2 months of the pitter patter of little feet and now quietness, I am really missing the kids. In the morning there are no happy little faces at the breakfast table. There is no sense of urgency to get out in the world and have an new... Read more

  • First blog for a new go-around

    8/19/2017 7:07:35 PM, by WYNDYM

    Hmm, what to say, what to say. I am all blogged out. I have blogged on SP in the past and in my own blogs, and now after being sick for so long I find that I just don't have anything to say. Which would really really shock some of my friends and acquaintances. The goal for now is to weigh in... Read more

  • "Getting It"

    8/19/2017 5:48:24 PM, by TOI-TOI-TOI

    "Getting It" by Cynthia Jobin Cynthia was a dear friend of mine who died last December. I was always astonished by her poetic ability. Her poem, "Getting It" has a broad audience but when I apply it to Spark People I see how it defines the ways we can often persuade ourselves that it's imposs... Read more

  • RECAP OF MY WEEK #7/MY THOUGHTS

    8/19/2017 5:37:53 PM, by BOOHOOBEAR

    Hello Sparkers! Hope everyone is well & doing what they need to do to meet their goals. This is never easy. If you are trying to lose weight it is truly the hardest thing that we will ever do in our lives. Quitting smoking & drinking is far easier than quitting food. We don't need cigarettes &... Read more

  • What a Journey

    8/19/2017 3:13:52 PM, by CLIFFMOMINEE

    So, here I am writing my first blog on here. So why am I here you ask? Grab a cup of your favorite beverage and sit on back... let me tell you a little story: On April 18th of this year, my stomach was hurting. Not too bad and I assumed it might have been something I ate or a flu bug. Then ... Read more

  • Sustainable Strength Training (or: Me vs the Arm Guy)

    8/19/2017 3:13:45 PM, by HIDDENTROUT

    So I know I need to incorporate some strength training into my life. This has always been the area I've struggled with most. In my daily job, there's a certain amount of lifting heavy stuff, moving furniture around, etc., and I like to inflate this in my brain so that it "basically counts" as having... Read more

  • Well...

    8/19/2017 2:56:49 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    My great niece Elizabeth is off of oxygen and breathing totally on her own! I'm so excited, I'm about to burst. I've been awake since 1:45 this morning (roomie had insomnia and refuses to use headphones for her TV). I may have to invest in a set of noise-cancelling headphones. They're not... Read more