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  • Choices (Day 126)

    8/31/2016 12:01:32 PM, by SIXLESTER69

    I have come to realize that everything is a choice. I choose to dwell on things rather than let them go. I choose to eat pizza instead of a healthier alternative. I choose to sit on the couch instead of go for a walk. My choices. No one else's. I'm to blame for my bad health. I mean, sure, genetics ... Read more

  • The Difference This Time

    8/31/2016 11:46:05 AM, by BRUGGESBABY

    While walking yesterday I reflected on all the different times I have tried to lose weight;the times when I succeeded and the inevitable failures. I tried to discover how this time could be different, where could I find that final push to see this through to my goal weight. I have battled obesi... Read more

  • Happy Cloud

    8/31/2016 11:37:50 AM, by TERRISTREK

    Every day is a new day...and I already blew it with mini donuts... they were so tasty tho! Last night I was good until I needed to get cash and I needed to get ice cream to get cash back... 2 I'm still picking up the pieces from my slip up with not getting prepared for the week. I've also been... Read more

  • Lucians_Wish Day 7 Weight Loss

    8/31/2016 11:36:43 AM, by LUCIANS_WISH

    Good Morning Spark peoples :)! Well I have survived a whole week with healthy eating habits and it was not as tough as I was expecting it to be! I am hoping I can continue steadily on and I wish the same for everyone here trying their best to change habits and commit to a better way of living! ... Read more

  • a nice day

    8/31/2016 11:18:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    another warm day here today. tomorrow, there is a family bbq being put on by my daughter's school, close to where we live. i know i am going. my daughter will let me know later if she is going or if she has other plans. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! today, i am getting some errands done and taki... Read more

  • I'm on the way back.

    8/31/2016 11:13:04 AM, by KLBAUSSIE

    Yes, I'm still around. Just going through a depressive period. It happens occasionally, but usually not for this long a period. My main computer is totally done in now. I had a Dell tech try to refresh the entire system, after numerous efforts to download Windows 8.1 failed. It could not co... Read more

  • To write what is right...

    8/31/2016 11:11:03 AM, by WISHFULDREAMING

    Music and Poetry. It gave life to the emotions I struggled to speak. Connecting the dots through the expression of words to places in our hearts longing to be heard. I feel in love with the flowing rhythm, the motion. In my preteens, my dreams consisted of one day writing music for my favorite bands... Read more

  • Newbee

    8/31/2016 10:48:44 AM, by 1LUCKY2

    I'm new to the site so if any has any advise I want to hear it. ... Read more

  • 17 of Diana's most inspirational quotes

    8/31/2016 10:43:07 AM, by IAMAGEMLOVER

    Remembering Princess Diana with 17 of her most inspirational quotes.
    -diana-quotes It is one those times where you remember what you were doing when it happened. I was watching Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman when they interrupted... Read more

  • Having one of those days...

    8/31/2016 10:09:29 AM, by FLAVORED

    Every now and then I have a day where I just want to give up on everything. Today is one of those days.... Read more

  • Which is my BFF?

    8/31/2016 9:30:58 AM, by MYSTERY4EVER

    Sugar? Carbs? Which do I like the most. Of course the reality is that the combination is unbeatable. There is nothing like a cookie or cake to give the sensual pleasure of enjoyment as they get chewed and swallowed. That pleasure is really not pleasure, but the need to deal with a problem in my ... Read more

  • Great workout today!

    8/31/2016 9:30:44 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I did an old favorite, it's a cardio dance workout, but for some reason, I sweated even more today and I felt like I was half dead at the end of the 45 minutes! The cold shower afterwards felt so good! I ate dinner before I showered! I am thankful for the rain, it has been raining off and on fo... Read more

  • HELP!

    8/31/2016 9:20:21 AM, by NANA201220142

    This is my first time posting a Blog on here. Just need to vent! I don't know how many times I have started over since I have been a member. I have not been consistent in keeping track of anything! I just recently went to the Dr because of a heavy feeling in my chest, very hard to breathe. We are ha... Read more

  • Holidays

    8/31/2016 8:48:27 AM, by GLENDAK72

    This year has flown by, it seems like we just started 2016 but we are coming up on the holidays again. This has me nervous and I am now frantically searching SP recipes to find more healthy and low calorie alternatives to all my favorite holiday foods I will not let Thanksgiving and Christmas dinne... Read more

  • Finding Fitness Over Fifty

    8/31/2016 8:45:23 AM, by HALFTWO

    I'm still doing well and keeping on track. And I had an epiphany about why this might be. I'm 53. I'm finally doing this for my health and not worried about my body. Every time I've lost weight and then gained weight I've done damage to my body. It is never, ever, going to look like i... Read more

  • Confident

    8/31/2016 8:40:50 AM, by TJMIK22

    Today I'm feeling confident that I will achieve my weight loss goals!... Read more

  • Help I'm a Cake Junkie!

    8/31/2016 8:16:52 AM, by BEAUTYMOVEMENT

    When I think of vices, I think of things that affect only me causing no harm to others. They are my deep, deep weaknesses some rooted in my childhood. Today makes day 80 of my journey to adopting good habits to be a "better me." One major struggle prior to this... Little Debbie Rolls. Innocen... Read more

  • Food Ideas

    8/31/2016 7:41:31 AM, by AJHDJB80

    In an effort to eat healthy and lower carb here are few ideas Pizza-Flat out Protein up carb down, with turkey pep and peppers Janet and Greta chich burger from costco Turkey pepproni, honey mustard, babybel and carrots ... Read more

  • scale

    8/31/2016 7:37:16 AM, by AJHDJB80

    I am getting frustrated with the lack of movement on the scale especially since i cut my carbs way back. I will have to start taking measurements!... Read more

  • Off-Ramp!!

    8/31/2016 6:41:33 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    So, I went ahead and unhooked my new cpap machine and hooked my old one back up. I have used it the last two nights. Despite the fact that my doctor ordered the new one so that they could monitor it thru wifi, I did not bother to put it online until a few nights ago when I began having trouble w... Read more

  • Excuses? Temptation?

    8/31/2016 5:52:45 AM, by ADALOUISE

    Excuses are used to talk myself out of doing something I really don't want to do but need to do. Sometimes I want to do it but the excuse is the temptation to put it off and justify not doing it. Excuses I have used: I'm to tired. It's to late. It will wake me up and it's bed time I ... Read more

  • Rough week - but still staying strong!

    8/31/2016 3:21:21 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Have learned of two more losses in my circle - one was a major contributor to one of my activity communities, and the other a young teen from my daughter's church (both were sudden events)...........Have had to deal with a lot of loss these days - just goes to show you how precious life is and how i... Read more

  • 8-30-16

    8/31/2016 3:11:09 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Went shopping and when I got home, the television didn't work. I think the cable box quit, but I don't know. the tech will be out here tomorrow to fix whatever is wrong, Probably cost me an arm and a leg, but I really want my tv. Kaine still got his exercise with red dot.... Read more

  • Tuesday 8/30/2016

    8/31/2016 2:46:45 AM, by KDUFF0101

    Today was a long day...turned to the Taco Bell but still stayed within calories and did my workout.... Read more

  • Tuesday 8/30/2016

    8/31/2016 2:41:48 AM, by KDUFF0101

    Today was a long day...turned to the Taco Bell but still stayed within calories and did my workout.... Read more

  • August 30, 2016 (Tuesday)

    8/31/2016 1:24:23 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    WHERE HAVE I BEEN? Let me tell you! Last Friday night while I was online, I lost my connection to the Internet. I tried all that I knew how to do, and I got no results. Since it was late, I went on to bed, and I assumed it would be up and running on Saturday morning. But NOOOOOOOOO! Not on... Read more

  • Not enough hours in the day

    8/31/2016 12:07:57 AM, by LADYLUK

    Hello my friends! I just wanted to tell you real quick that you have come to mean the world to me. You are my inspiration to continue on this journey. You have lifted me up when I was down and laughed with me often. You have encouraged me every step of this journey so far. I have made several friend... Read more

  • What a summer

    8/31/2016 12:04:40 AM, by TRELLAPASCUAL

    So far I have had a very busy one. Now I have had my trials in weight loss. But have had some success.....I have lost a total of 21 pounds and I'm so proud of my self on to my next challenge. To keep going till the end of fall in hopes and dreams of loosing a minimum of 15 this fall ...😂... Read more

  • The big evil computer. The reason for massive obesity.

    8/31/2016 12:00:23 AM, by COACHMILLICAN

    As I blogged yesterday, I created first-hand testimony to myself. I recognized that sitting in front of the computer is not the best thing. Yet, last night I sat there till 12:30am, after blogging that I will work on not sitting in front of the computer! After laying out this manifesto, I proce... Read more

  • 8/30/16 - Bedtime

    8/30/2016 11:46:17 PM, by GORDON66

    This morning, it poured - again. This time I grabbed the golf umbrella and didn't get nearly so wet. When you have to wade through water, it's hard to keep the pant legs dry. After dinner, I pulled weeds out of the lawn. When the ground is saturated, I can get the entire root. The Cubs ... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 39

    8/30/2016 11:37:49 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today I changed things up some. I rode the bike for 30 minutes plus I worked out with my trainer for 60 minutes. Today was just a sucky work afternoon. Tomorrow has the potential to be even worse but If it is heads will roll and mine will not be among them. I am so glad I am leaving town on Thursday... Read more


    8/30/2016 11:35:35 PM, by JOANN25

    We have a group that meets at church on Tuesday evenings. We plan a menu one week in advance and everyone contributes. Tonight was a good night for healthy choices. We had chicken breasts, green bean casserole, macaroni/cheese (portion control on this one) cookies for desert (I only ate one)... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 38

    8/30/2016 11:33:09 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Once again 30 minutes on the exercise bike. I am going to try to change things up a little more in September.... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 37

    8/30/2016 11:30:20 PM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Right now I am very boring with my work out routine but at least I am being consistent. Once again I rode the exercise bike for 30 minutes... Read more

  • Happy hump day

    8/30/2016 11:21:48 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Trying to lift my self up the stress is hurting me so I must take control of my sadness I loved my brother deeply and it hurts for him not to be here hugs... Read more

  • Getting Back on Track .

    8/30/2016 11:12:30 PM, by MACKIE46

    Well, my title tells it all . I am finally actually TRYING to get back on track . God knows I need to, and that's enough for me . I know He will help me, and I also know that "II can do all things through Christ which strengthens me ". Have done well the last 2 days, and now , the rest of my life i... Read more

  • jokes and bsg bonus blog wk 4

    8/30/2016 10:02:07 PM, by CANDOK1260

    The bonus blog for bsg this week is about fitness. What is your favorite fitness activity and Why? My favorite fitness is anything in the pool. It don't matter if it aerobic or swimming I like it, I like the pool because I can do more in the water than on land, Your least favorite? My least favorit... Read more

  • Take 2!

    8/30/2016 9:13:31 PM, by TAZ675

    Just the other day I did one of those silly FB things, what's my 80's theme song....Here I go Again. How appropriate! Flash back to Oct 2007 - I had quit smoking after 20+ years and had 2 months of clear lungs. Feeling better, amazing how much better one feels when one isn't poisoning themsel... Read more

  • quick check-in

    8/30/2016 8:48:10 PM, by KMW987

    I know, I know, it's been way too long. But I do have some news! My schedule is changing again! Hubs got promoted to Project Coordinator, which means 9-5, Monday to Friday! I'll still be waking up early and hitting the gym before work, but 6am is a lot nicer than 4:30am! As much as I'm enjoyin... Read more

  • Restart Day 1

    8/30/2016 8:43:14 PM, by CHELLY3122

    I'm going to try to get back onboard to my healthy lifestyle prior to having a child. I have 15-20 pounds to lose and it is overwhelming, and sad. I was somewhat fit and the healthiest I'd ever been in my life before I had my daughter. I'm motivated to get back in my size 10 jeans and size 8 dress ... Read more

  • Ok, so I'm back

    8/30/2016 8:36:50 PM, by DOROTHY58X

    Being sick is no fun, but it's also difficult to enter my food program again and not stretch out the stomach I have shrunk this weekend having the flu.... Read more

  • Preview of Fall

    8/30/2016 7:55:12 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Today was a chilly morning . I needed my sweatshirt to go for a walk. Since the air was cooler and fresher I seemed to feel lighter, I also walked farther and faster 50 minutes and for some unknown reason the garbage trucks did not even anger me. I really loved my preview to fall and am so lookin... Read more

  • Current weight

    8/30/2016 6:20:24 PM, by CHRISTINA155

    I weighed in today and I've lost 60 pounds.... Read more

  • Something to remember

    8/30/2016 6:19:33 PM, by GAYLLYNNE

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  • The Art Of Hugging

    8/30/2016 6:14:06 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    A BIG hug is the best gift anyone can give and the JOY is that you can be a GIVER and a TAKER at the same time. Remember...........A hug is the one present that's always worth giving. 220 ... Read more

  • Okay, well...

    8/30/2016 5:40:41 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Recently I started a light blue shawl but this morning I put it aside. At a certain point in the pattern, despite a dozen tries, I kept coming up two stitches short on the left side. Eventually I'll pick it up again and try to figure out if I'm messing it up or if there's an error in the pattern. If... Read more

  • I was ready

    8/30/2016 5:39:21 PM, by RANA!!

    I had been thinking about losing weight for a long while. I tried but kept failing. Food was too yummy or I deserved to eat it were some of my many excuses. Or else I just ate mindlessly. Something clicked and I've been on track for over 2 months. I've been successfully losing the weight. Excuse... Read more

  • Nutritionist

    8/30/2016 5:32:18 PM, by DANNATWEEDY

    Today I went and saw a nutritionist as my Dr. had recommended. Great experience! I learned a lot of things I didn't know and more knowledge on things I did know. She gave me a great reference book that helps me out in all my nutrients that I need and shows ones to stay away from. She also gave me a ... Read more

  • Day 3

    8/30/2016 4:30:36 PM, by DIANEPW3

    The self sabotage is trying to get me. Woke up this morning feeling ill and teeth chattering with chills. Gave myself a slow morning, got up had a small breakfast. Haven't done much else but my daily housecleaning and 5K steps worth of exercise on the stationary bike. Going to take five minutes d... Read more

  • Single Sparkers, Some Tips on Making Dating Events Less Stressful (and less likely to drive you to f

    8/30/2016 4:16:03 PM, by JEB1981

    I have enough experience by now with both dating and weight loss to tell you that, hey, they're both pretty darn stressful! And these two things are often intertwined because, eek! There always seems to be food involved when it comes to dating. Whether it's singles events, parties, singles conferenc... Read more

  • Doesn't Matter

    8/30/2016 3:06:55 PM, by LEEWORD

    I have been a work in progress for a long time. Over time I came to realize that my role in the family story was that I didn't matter. I still have to remind myself that isn't true but continue to feel I need to vindicate myself for existing. Serve some purpose. Be of help to others. Now th... Read more

  • My first blog on Spark People

    8/30/2016 3:06:49 PM, by SUE4491

    Well, I'm sort of figuring out how to use this client! I think computers are getting more and more confusing! I'm still a lifetime Weight Watcher and will upkeep my membership but like many others, I find WW connect very impersonal... too many folks on there although I try to upload photos there e... Read more

  • Newbie on Board

    8/30/2016 2:13:04 PM, by 1LUCKY2

    I'm new to the site and excited for a change. Looking for motivation and support.... Read more

  • Hurt :(

    8/30/2016 1:59:45 PM, by TALULAX-

    Right now G is out of town for a conference for work. Bestie and I had been planning some girl time complete with hikes and such. Mind you the way Bestie and I work is we plan time together, but the activities are loosely planned. We seriously like to play it by ear. I told her the day G... Read more

  • Needs Some Advice

    8/30/2016 1:50:00 PM, by JULMATT

    I had a great day Monday. Ate under my calorie range and had motivation to exercise. Today, I woke up to a known stressful day. I thought I had prepped myself into sticking to my healthy eating. First mistake of the day, and it was dosey, not eating breakfast before my appointment. Then on the wa... Read more

  • Why "Fat Acceptance" is a Lie

    8/30/2016 1:21:59 PM, by JEB1981
    ikely-study-says/#4704be691875 I've been thinking about the subject of fat acceptance a lot lately. If you're not familiar, the fat acceptance movement is largely (haha) made up of morbidly obese wome... Read more

  • it is a very warm and sunny day here today

    8/30/2016 1:12:26 PM, by MOMMY445

    woo hoo! my daughter and i are at the local library to keep cool and to have some fun! she says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i am meeting up later with a good friend of mine. that will give me something different to do and a change of scenery. my daughter is now counting the days until scho... Read more

  • Shocking Things You Never Knew About The Golden Girls

    8/30/2016 1:06:56 PM, by IAMAGEMLOVER

    Shocking Things You Never Knew About The Golden Girls
    &utm_term=c-gg_4.jpg I always enjoyed this show. ... Read more

  • A healthier me

    8/30/2016 12:27:11 PM, by BMAE18

    This is a new day been doing better but not eating enough .I need to work on eating more and healthier. been depressed for awhile now I'm ready to get going again my goals for this week is to walk more also eat more and healthy. 521... Read more

  • Struggle Bus

    8/30/2016 12:19:03 PM, by TERRISTREK

    No denying it, I took a ride on the struggle bus. It started with a short trip and ended up being a full month road trip. The end of the road is here. I've stepped off the struggle bus and I'm not getting back on! With 2 days left in August, I'm saying goodbye to this wretched month early! Eve... Read more

  • feeding the furry kid

    8/30/2016 11:55:44 AM, by LEEWORD

    The vet could find nothing wrong with our Shih Tzu. Killer had not been eating and the x-rays proved there was nothing in his digestive track. The vet gave me something to stimulate the appetite but you have to put it in his food and if I could get him to eat, I wouldn't need it. So I thought ab... Read more

  • Here I go!!!

    8/30/2016 11:38:17 AM, by FABAT40

    I've been slowly meandering my way back to Spark in the past month. So here I am, my first official blog. I must say it's been awhile, I am amazed by the members on here. I have been inspired, commiserated, and learned while checking in on old friends and reading the blogs!! it feels good to be ... Read more

  • Lucians_Wish Day 6 Weight Loss

    8/30/2016 11:25:12 AM, by LUCIANS_WISH

    Good Morning! Wanted to start the day off with one of my favorite quotes by George Eliot / Mary Ann Evans: "It is never too late to be what you might have been" With that I am straight into breakfast and hopefully a productive day wishing you all a good one: Busy morning running... Read more

  • Where the Healthy Things Are (In my Life) - Day 471

    8/30/2016 10:58:39 AM, by DANNY_LCF

    Well, as you may or may not know, I tried to become a vegan for moral/ethical reasons and ended up in disaster: I gained around 5 lbs, I became anaemic, stopped working out because I felt so tired all the time, I was hungry (and hangry) all the time and eventually I had to call it quits and go... Read more

  • Tuesday Truth

    8/30/2016 10:56:17 AM, by READYSETGO326

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  • Feels good to be blogging again

    8/30/2016 10:35:48 AM, by CONNIEDETHOMAS

    Everyone seems to think its strange that my doctor doesn't have me testing my blood each day. I am too. I was up and down all night like usual. Stayed up from 3am to 8am before I finally could sleep more. I have a lot to do today. I clean a church. Today the basement and a good half ... Read more

  • Sleep

    8/30/2016 9:16:01 AM, by PENNYALBERT

    I need more sleep! I'm giving up my reading time :( to get more sleep. When I don't (like yesterday and today, up late reading a great book!) I hit the snooze button and run out of time for my morning workout. I'm halfway through 2 challenges, once those finish I want to do the sleep challenge. I... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    8/30/2016 9:12:12 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    on my plate for today, in addition to meeting my daily goals (see blog My Goals for the Week): running - C25K Week 3 Day 3 Baking - I have an order for 3 dozen cinnamon buns being picked up tomorrow. Work - I am working for 3 hours later today. On top of all of that, I want to meet m... Read more

  • Since my Sunday Blog...

    8/30/2016 9:02:41 AM, by MISSAMY72

    I meant to do this last night but time got away from me. 56 I knew part of what I needed was to start writing/blogging again, but with so much going on I just couldn't sort out my thoughts into words. I thought I was going to start my new babysitting job this morning however, yesterday I got ... Read more

  • Tricky Merchants!

    8/30/2016 5:56:38 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I made a purchase of a set of 2 rechargeable batteries, then I surfed around, and found the exact same thing for a much cheaper price. So, I contacted the merchant via live chat and cancelled the first order and made a 2nd order (the cheaper one). But instead of refunding the money into my bank... Read more

  • Running from God

    8/30/2016 5:24:49 AM, by LEMONBERRIES

    How does this sound for a song about Jonah? Chorus: One long day, I was weary, weary One long day, I was small I turned to God of all, And He gave me mercy, Mercy for all I am running, running, running to God Like Jonah I am running, running, running to God Oh L... Read more

  • Feeling tired all I want to do sleep

    8/30/2016 4:47:56 AM, by DRUSSELL176

    Is this normal I just so tired no energy to do anything, diet is blown out.... Read more

  • Aug 30, 2016 Getting back into the "saddle" again.

    8/30/2016 4:47:47 AM, by NWME4EVRMARYANN

    I seem to be getting caught up on my sleep/energy. It is taking time, though. My first TOPS weigh-in since I got home, only 3 lb up from the last one. I worked hard to keep it down and get it off after getting home. Now that fall is here, and the weather has cooled off a little, I am ... Read more

  • Slipups & Forgiveness (Day 125)

    8/30/2016 3:58:02 AM, by SIXLESTER69

    I need to stop beating myself up on the days when I eat too much or don't move enough. I didn't get this way overnight. It took over 20 years of bad habits and some habits die hard. So the key is to brush myself off, resolve to be better, forgive myself and move on.... Read more

  • Back to "normal"......

    8/30/2016 3:33:23 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Still keeping at it - back to a shorter workout routine as per normal during weekdays - this weekend will be different, though.......I may need to focus on individual activities for reasons I won't belabor anyone with - but I'm working to figure out how to cope....... Enjoy your Tuesday!... Read more

  • 8-29-16

    8/30/2016 2:35:07 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Don't seem to get much done when I get up at noon. Talked with Crystal last night. She's doing well, but she may need to get glasses in the future. Have some errands I plan to run tomorrow. With that and the monthly run on Thursday, I will be out of the house for some of this week. Kaine actually at... Read more

  • Ok, so it's been awhile . . .

    8/30/2016 2:31:41 AM, by IPATCH2015

    Oh my goodness. So I have been off spark people for over year. And it took me a long time to find out my username and all that. I hit a bit of road construction way back when and I am getting back on track . .. . again. For any new people, I would say this to you, even if you give up, even if you ... Read more

  • Oops! Let's try this again...

    8/30/2016 1:31:35 AM, by VELMA1968

    So it ;has been a while since I visited. The good news is that I have completed PT and my knee is much better. I am continuing to do my exercises and most days it feels pretty good. My husband and I have been pretty good about going to the gym. I am finding I really like the stationary recumbent bik... Read more

  • August 29th, 2016

    8/30/2016 1:23:45 AM, by KDUFF0101

    Well I'm back at it today and did pretty well. I'm going to take it one day at a time. I joined a beachbody challenge group for the extra support and accountability.... Read more

  • Late Night Eating/Emotional Vulnerability

    8/30/2016 12:08:41 AM, by COACHMILLICAN

    I have an inability to stop late night bingeing. It's a supreme problem. I'm unable to stop eating at night and my behaviors are so consistent. Consistently bad. I get tired and I go to "Oh, Gosh, I just need to relax now.!" And then I relax and grab something easy and unhealthy to eat. I used to a... Read more

  • Not the best week

    8/29/2016 11:52:50 PM, by IAN2409

    After the adrenaline rush of wearing a speedo last weekend, I haven't had the best week. Trying to get back on track this week. So far, so good tonight. Just sipping my water. I'll probably be in a bathing suit of one kind or another over Labor Day weekend so I really need to do well!... Read more

  • ways I have seen my health improve without the scale

    8/29/2016 10:49:40 PM, by ADALOUISE

    Here we are at day 22 with SparkPeople. Since joining I have lost 5 pounds. This however is just a number adding to my healthy attitude. If scales had never been invented I would still know that I am getting healthier. These are the ways I would know: 1. My stomach has gone down and I do no... Read more

  • Getting Better Every Day

    8/29/2016 10:42:38 PM, by ALWAYSPARKLING

    Yes, I am still sick, but getting better every day. I still a not eating much, but I am keeping more food down each day. Today, was the best felt in weeks!!!! I was able to go put and get errands done. I got the laundry done and most of it put away. The dishes are washed drained and put away. Th... Read more

  • Flowers for the living

    8/29/2016 10:05:44 PM, by SPARKL3SUSAN

    Today would have been my mom's birthday. After she died several years ago, I always placed a yellow rose on her grave each year on her birthday, on Mother's Day, and on the anniversary of her death because Mom loved yellow roses (although she seemed to appreciate a fistful of daisies just as much).... Read more

  • Not Ready to Date While Losing Weight? Try it Anyway

    8/29/2016 10:00:03 PM, by JEB1981

    Ahh, the d-word. Nothing is scarier to a severely overweight person than that little four-letter word. No, it's not "diet". It's the other d-word that can send us more-to-love folks into a tailspin of excuses: Date. Or more specifically, dating. I'll be honest, I have not done anything dating-wise... Read more

  • Going to see PA-C on Friday the painkillers didn't work

    8/29/2016 9:53:46 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS36

    The title of my blog says it all. I am going to see the PA-C on Friday morning. The pain killers didn't work. I was on tramadol and the pain only got worse by last night. I am still in pain. I am getting another script for vicodin through mail probably tomorrow to help me live comfortably until I go... Read more

  • Welcome to my little city

    8/29/2016 9:45:43 PM, by KBEHNKE81

    Hello to the "Walking Across the Country Challenge--2016" participants who collectively have made their way across the country and are on their way back again. We are rocking the miles, friends!! Before you head off to our next destination, enjoy this little tour of Neenah, WI. Our little city ... Read more

  • Motivational Monday

    8/29/2016 9:07:28 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    It's the start of a new week , It is a new beginning a chance to get it right. It's Motivational Monday what did you do today to make your life better, ? I Ate healthy today, I drank all my water . I slept eight hours giving myself a jump start on my morning. I made good choices and reje... Read more

  • Fighting

    8/29/2016 9:03:59 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    I'm fighting the whole Aging thing........................I
    'm not going "OLD" easy. Luckily, Spark People is helping me to be successful. 252... Read more

  • Health info....yes I'm back

    8/29/2016 8:58:57 PM, by CONNIEDETHOMAS

    I have just reset my numbers. The ones I first put in a few days ago was wrong.... There was no way I was going to start at 325 when it was really 335. The passed year and half has been a tough one for me. All the weight is back. I wasn't able to walk last summer. My heel was hurti... Read more

  • birthday binge!

    8/29/2016 8:45:43 PM, by STEFUNIE

    i am not a serious dieter nor fitness buff. but i like to track and it just might make me think more about my choices. so i track even though it doesnt look like im "dieting" sometimes i wish people would check out my food tracking knowing theyre looking might embarass me into making ... Read more

  • Stayed strong

    8/29/2016 7:46:32 PM, by AREAGIRL2002

    Didn't pig out at lunch. Yay. ... Read more

  • Monday

    8/29/2016 6:50:29 PM, by BEESHELL8

    I got to walk today so that felt good. Four days of sitting around the hospital with just walking to/from the car or to lunch...not enough! By the time I got home each day, I was wiped out and had to take care of stuff here. I now understand why my dad used to leave lights on at his house. He ... Read more

  • Not Quite Yet...But Do You Have a Prayer Request?

    8/29/2016 5:53:54 PM, by SUNSHINE192DAY

    Just waiting on God's timing for Benjamin's birthday. I am kind of hoping for Friday because Jesus saved me on that day, 8 years ago. But any day would be great. It'll be Thursday or Friday at the latest. I appreciate the well wishes and prayers and all the good birth stories y'all have shared with ... Read more

  • So humid!

    8/29/2016 4:52:21 PM, by DANNATWEEDY

    It's so humid here lately in Missouri that it's hard for me to go outside for a walk or just enjoy the weather. I have asthma and seasonal allergies and going outside for very long takes a lot out of me. Having to stay inside for all my exercising can get boring even though there are numerous exerci... Read more

  • Quote

    8/29/2016 3:49:13 PM, by TJMIK22

    "fake it til you make it" is a quote I've lived by for awhile. Even if I am struggling with something, "faking" a better attitude or forcefully changing my outlook helps me get through it... And usually I'm not faking anymore by the end.... Read more

  • Hurtin today a bit...

    8/29/2016 3:28:09 PM, by MYAKAYAH

    physically but I shall be fine! Anyhow, BLC-32 doors open Wednesday have 1/2 of my TnT's done, 7 more to handle then I will coast like a girl who is on top of her game in life! Working 7-5pm Monday-Thursday this week. Friday I am doing 9-1 and then kicking back this weekend, not doing a t... Read more

  • Tell Me Your Low Carb Tips & Tricks!

    8/29/2016 2:33:22 PM, by HODGEPODGEPANDA

    16:8 fasting is helping me to lose weight without much effort. Yay! But in the third week, I've started to realize it isn't a panacea. Although I'm eating less overall, eating too many carbohydrates in a shorter amount of time is causing issues. I doubt I could ever really eat low carb, but I ... Read more

  • Hungry!

    8/29/2016 12:55:05 PM, by PENNYALBERT

    I've been doing great sticking with my diet plan (abs diet), 3 meals and 3 snacks. Today i find myself very hungry, really for the first time since i started the journey. I did more exercise than usual yesterday, maybe that's the culprit. Yesterday's food had more fat than usual, I think because of ... Read more

  • A Post Having Nothing to do with Weight Loss...

    8/29/2016 12:45:36 PM, by BEAUTYMOVEMENT

    When did we become so disrespectful? Everywhere I turn there are signs of deterioration in respecting our peers ( neighbors, co workers, elders)authority, our history. Recently,there's been a lot of discussion about a player who had complete disregard for our flag. In the classrooms students are ta... Read more