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  • Breathe...breathe...

    6/23/2017 5:41:36 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Yesterday I blew a gasket but good. I've been begging for four months to get the previous style of bed back, and to get a wheelchair that fits (they used to have one but nobody can find it). For all that time I kept hearing that they didn't have it, they'd let me know, blah blah blah. Yesterday I ju... Read more

  • feeling a little better

    6/23/2017 2:35:45 PM, by GLENDAK72

    on my second round of antibiotics & steroids but I'm feeling better , not 💯 % yet but I'm for sure on my way..thanks for all the prayers.... so I am doing much better , I miss being on here daily and I apologize for not posting daily , I'm on my way back though...I have found that my body is going... Read more

  • Doing better

    6/23/2017 2:11:29 PM, by CAROLANNHER49

    Been a rough week. Last 2 days I have either wanted to eat all day or sleep all day so I don't have to think about eating all day. Coming out of that fog today slowly bit surely.... Read more

  • Misery/worthlessness/lack of "soul" or "spirit"......

    6/23/2017 1:58:52 PM, by RASPBERRY56

    That's yours truly in a nutshell after a week truly from hell...... At least I made sure my weekly pay was preserved.........other than that, you can *have* this week, thank you very much! 234 ... Read more

  • Trying new foods and loving it!

    6/23/2017 11:15:52 AM, by BRIAR150

    So far this week I have tried 3 new recipes and they have all been a huge hit with my family. I've been experimenting with using different vegetables and spices that we usually don't use. Last night we had stuffed portobello mushrooms and baked sweet potatoes. It was a completely meatless meal and I... Read more

  • Reflecting Back Looking Forward

    6/23/2017 10:41:11 AM, by WYTRIX

    I sit here thinking about when I REstarted my weight loss journey back in February of this year and I am so happy with what I have accomplished so far. Although it has only been four months and counting, I have done more in this time period to lose weight then I have done since I began SparkPeople b... Read more

  • Hit my 1st 20 pound loss! Yay!

    6/23/2017 9:56:48 AM, by CHARLOTTESOMEXS

    Just did my weekly weigh in and I'm officially down 20 pounds. Yay!! Also, last night I finally made 'Fat Head Pizza' - I'm following a ketogenic way of eating and it was really, really good! Topped the crust with a little sauce, cheese and fresh veggies...even my 8 year old loved it. http://... Read more

  • backslidden but Back @ IT!

    6/23/2017 9:39:54 AM, by FITINSPIREBABE

    Ok soo i had some fall back and i got hay fever on the last weekend of my vacation which was 17th of June but now im feeling almost back to normal but i got off my diet to eat regular food cause it makes me feel better when i have hay fever and all. So i gained like almost 5 lbs back but i when to s... Read more

  • So rainy...

    6/23/2017 9:28:17 AM, by MERIWYLE

    Good morning all, we have flooding in the central part of Michigan today. I used to live there, so I know the roads they're closing. What a disaster. Things are good here though, just wet. We had several downpours yesterday and are supposed to get more today. Boo. Kind of hard to get my walk in... Read more

  • I HAVE TO OR I CHOSE TO

    6/23/2017 9:26:12 AM, by JULMATT

    Wording is so vital to our lives. I know this in more than just a statement kind of way. I am a writer and I know how easily words can be taken in a different direction than one meant them. I am sure most of us have had that happened to us. So, why would it not apply to our personal way of thinki... Read more

  • It's Friday! :-)

    6/23/2017 8:09:37 AM, by CHARLOTTESOMEXS

    So I had a bad day yesterday (and almost want to just delete my post because..ugghh..but leaving it there as trying to keep track of my moods/etc) but I made it through without completely sabotaging myself so that is big progress for me! That also means that instead of feeling even worse today I fee... Read more

  • Thinking about jumping on the Whole30 bandwagon-any experiences with that?

    6/23/2017 8:08:35 AM, by STEPHANGLE

    My best friend is moving on to bigger and better things and it's left me thinking-what am I doing to better myself? I love my job and I'm not looking to change that anytime soon. But...my weight is back up, most likely higher than it was before I started losing weight last time around. I'm exhausted... Read more

  • Mango Ivy!!!!!!

    6/23/2017 7:09:33 AM, by GRAMMIEPAJAMMIE

    Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! I got all fancy and bought a crate of Mangos thinking that I'd veer off my dried fruit and almond path for a fresher breakfast option. In the last 3 days I've been waking up with my mouth swollen, itching and the corners going crazy. One of my daughters worked in a Thai... Read more

  • Day 13

    6/23/2017 6:54:52 AM, by PHOENIX_BIRD

    Every day these new habits become more automatic, and easier. Morning walks are part of my routine and I would feel off if I missed a day. Two pounds down since my start date which is not a dramatic change but definitely moving in the right direction now!... Read more

  • Day 289 (June 23) 109.4 ..

    6/23/2017 5:55:14 AM, by FAILBETTER6

    same same . another day of eating maintenance, starved all day binged all night what's new. i care less and i think that maybe just maybe there,s A INCREDIBLY slow descent in weight. was called tiny yesterday. too much MPA not enough work, avoiding work at all costs ugh today teaching and not ... Read more

  • Don't stress...just do your best

    6/23/2017 2:33:51 AM, by SHECAZZ

    Don't stress....just do your best... Read more

  • 6-22-17

    6/23/2017 2:32:55 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    I brought up some of the boxes from the basement. I may have to change one of the boxes, split it into two boxes. I have to go to the library to get a photocopy to mail to Colton for the refinance. I can do that as I drop off the tapes I brought up. It will be a small load. Did another load of laund... Read more

  • So Far in 2017

    6/23/2017 12:34:46 AM, by KLIPSE

    31 pounds down this year since Jan. Past month and half hardly any change. Mentally I've plateaued. So tired of healthy lifestyle change. And still have loads to go. Want to loose 45 by my birthday in november. Thinking about that makes it difficult to move forward. Its just going to get harder an... Read more

  • 6/22/17 - Bedtime

    6/22/2017 11:32:14 PM, by GORDON66

    I don't have to go into work tomorrow! 244 It's hot and humid again, so I'm glad I turned on the A/C before I left for work this morning. I must admit I enjoy pulling weeds in the twilight. It's not too hot, and, if I miss a weed, I don't notice it. 211 Sweet dreams everyone!!! ... Read more

  • Attacked the living room today.

    6/22/2017 11:19:09 PM, by CALAMITIE

    Did not leave the house but did remove quite a bit of recycling and trash and put lots of things away that I had just piled up by the door. It is very much still a mess....but I've removed the piles of things that mean I can't move the furniture or vacuum completely. So another day in there and th... Read more

  • TGIF

    6/22/2017 11:10:21 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a blessed day and seek out something special for yourself ... Read more

  • Following my previous entry earlier today...

    6/22/2017 10:33:33 PM, by VALERYEE

    After being really disappointed in myself by being super lazy and letting myself go this week and reading the encouragements sent my way, I decided that it was enough. Enough with the excuses, enough with hiding and enough with the fear of looking silly because I am taking control of my body. En... Read more

  • I could write it down; thanks!

    6/22/2017 9:38:30 PM, by ISABELLE84

    I have been writing over and over again this blog about the anxiety I am feeling so acutely lately. And while writing it, I figured what is scaring me so much. I am moving in with my boyfriend in a couple of days. And I have been unable to track anything or to care about what sort of food I am fueli... Read more

  • Somehow They Know.............

    6/22/2017 9:19:51 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    We have lived in our present home for 19 years. We have had at least one dog for 15 of those years and for nine of them there were 2. They were always outside with us and knew their boundaries. We live on a VERY busy highway occupied by many large semis so we trained our Australian Terrier first ... Read more

  • jokes and motivation

    6/22/2017 8:33:11 PM, by CANDOK1260

    I been missing giving my teammates motivational quotes so I thought I would give some in this blog. 1 “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~Wayne Dyer 2. “One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.” ~John Wanamake 3. “Whether you... Read more

  • Day 2

    6/22/2017 8:01:08 PM, by HOKIENCLT

    Today is day to of my recommitmentioned after a less than happy weigh in on wednesday. I had a no loss week. No gain, no loss. I know why though. I have been pushing it to see what I can get away with. I found out!!! Day 2 and I feel good. Exercise, blogging, counting, journeling. It works if you wo... Read more

  • June 22: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton -- Heat Wave

    6/22/2017 7:57:09 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Happy Wednesday Highlights include: * Yesterday was day 130 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak * Today is day 74 in a row blogging for this challenge (details below) Hi all I'll be easy today and just do a quick check-in :). This is in part because I just took a fitness br... Read more

  • "You're an A,B,C,D.........."

    6/22/2017 7:51:18 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Have a great evening.... Read more

  • Day 20 Progress Blog

    6/22/2017 7:18:22 PM, by NEW_ME_IN_2017

    Today is day 20 since I decided to re-commit and unfortunately I am not where I wish I was at. HOWEVER, I know I have not been 100% committed. Being sick and also getting my implanon put in had deterred exercise. The downside is that I am going on vacation soon and I don't know how to approach it. D... Read more

  • Low carb - week #4

    6/22/2017 7:14:39 PM, by TRACY6659

    While this week has been totally disorganized, I have done good and am still feeling great. 595 We had a road trip to Oregon this past weekend so we spent sooo much time in the car. I was sort of anxious about it because typically road trip food was junk and more junk. But on our first pit s... Read more

  • 2017 Summer 5% Challenge

    6/22/2017 6:42:28 PM, by BAZINGABROOKE

    I'm excited to begin this challenge of losing 5% of my weight this summer. If you're interested: Here is the community: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/gr
    oups_individual.asp?gid=68497 Here's my workout plan: Summer 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment Cardio at Gym: Monday/Wednesda... Read more

  • Question for other sparkers.

    6/22/2017 5:50:42 PM, by SAMWISETHEGAMER

    Does anyone know how to reply to a particular comment on blogs? I see a little arrow but is only to delete and report bad comments. I want to reply directly to them but the only way I can think of is to go to their page and leave a comment. Thanks for the help. :)... Read more

  • STARTED OVER

    6/22/2017 4:59:16 PM, by KAYCULVER1955

    FELL OFF THE WAGON AND FAILED AT STAYING ON THE WAGON. TOO MANY DEMANDS ON MY TIME TO TAKE CARE OF ME. NOW, I HAVE BEEN LCHF SUCCESSFUL FOR 4 DAYS. DRINKING MY WATER. NO EXERCISE, OTHER THAN THE 10 HOUR NURSING SHIFT. BEEN WORKING OUT OF TOWN THIS WEEK. I HAVE 1 1/2 HOUR DRIVE HOME TONIGHT FOR A 3 D... Read more

  • Adding Two More Grandchildren To The Family - Thanks To Foster Care

    6/22/2017 4:51:13 PM, by LINDA!

    I am blessed to have three grandchildren ranging in age from 8 - 14. It is a wonderful time in my life to enjoy kids after being blessed with my own children. Our youngest daughter has PCOS and infertility problems. She is planning to enter her Master's Degree program in 2018. She also has dec... Read more

  • I am worth the effort!

    6/22/2017 4:38:12 PM, by ANGIRUNS

    I said in my description I am a diet addict. I have tried every type of diet and every lose weight quick scheme out there. It seems like every time I turn around there is another 30 day Challenge claiming their method is sure to help you lose weight and keep it off. In my desperation to lose weight ... Read more

  • Getting Healthy Day 3

    6/22/2017 4:34:07 PM, by JORDAN1980

    So it's Day 3. I am back at work and doing better. I still need to see my doctor or therapist. Two days off was good for me! I feel refreshed. I have been drinking water with lemon & homemade soy chai lattes. My mom said she knows someone who lost 20 pounds just by giving up soda. So I am hoping... Read more

  • Been a long time..

    6/22/2017 3:25:02 PM, by NANAKNIITER49

    i wanted to give up. I wanted to give up my life. Feb 26th I went to work. The next day I had a knee replacement. Out of surgery I had searing pain down the side of my leg, and my toes felt like they were on fire. I kept telling the nurse but they just gave me strange looks, I was on heavy pain meds... Read more

  • Share your happiness

    6/22/2017 2:48:19 PM, by KANDICANE11

    Try to be a rainbow 🌈 in someone's cloud ☁️.... Read more

  • Small steps

    6/22/2017 2:21:34 PM, by CAROLANNHER49

    Just trying to make small steps in hopes of being permanent changes... Read more

  • Yay! My wristband came!

    6/22/2017 2:06:33 PM, by MERIWYLE

    Every year for the past 15-20 years, my family and I have attended a roots music festival in Northern Michigan. So I'm pretty excited as my wristband finally arrived today. Two more weeks and it's party time! I solemnly swear I will keep on track during the festival, however, I may not be able to ... Read more

  • Mediterranean Cruise on Royal Princess

    6/22/2017 2:01:17 PM, by GOANNA2

    After we left our hotel in Rome, we took the train to the port and then had to get a taxi as it was really a long way off. the terminus was shocking as there was no elevator to go down and across to the other side of the platform. Thank goodness there were some kind gentlemen who helped us... Read more

  • a mixed weather day

    6/22/2017 1:47:15 PM, by MOMMY445

    it started off sunny and somewhat cool here today. a while ago, it rained quite a bit. now it is mostly cloudy. i have still not heard anything regarding the phone job interview i had on monday. i contacted the agency that found the position for me. while i wait to hear back from them, i am looking ... Read more

  • Depression is hard

    6/22/2017 1:26:05 PM, by CHARLOTTESOMEXS

    Today has been rough. I have depression. It is what some people call 'walking depression' because I can still go on 'walking, talking, and even smiling while feeling depressed and profoundly unhappy'. When I have days/weeks/months like this I don't really know what the trigger is. If there even is o... Read more

  • What kind of world are you creating ?

    6/22/2017 1:06:33 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    What kind of world are your creating ? Had to ask my self that as I sat on the couch moping , and procrastinating about my walk, I asked again as I almost pulled out a regular shirt to wear instead of a form fitting active top, " I thought , no one will like this look ,I am to old, everything i... Read more

  • Bad .bad two days

    6/22/2017 1:05:15 PM, by SHERI46

    Can't believe that I just H uncontrolled french fries camera and Philly cheesesteak and now equate to light this morning when classic potato chips. What causes this?my family the only thing I can think of I thought I was handling I guess I wasn't will try harder from lunch today... Read more

  • Bad .bad two days

    6/22/2017 1:04:31 PM, by SHERI46

    Can't believe that I just H uncontrolled french fries camera and Philly cheesesteak and now equate to light this morning when classic potato chips. What causes this?my family the only thing I can think of I thought I was handling I guess I wasn't will try harder from lunch today... Read more

  • Rough week

    6/22/2017 12:56:45 PM, by VALERYEE

    This week was the worst week of the past few months. It was my first time off since almost a year, I had so many plans: take a walk everyday with my dogs, training to run, stretch and clean the whole house. I even bought sport pants !!! Unfortunately, one of my biggest weakness is that I'm e... Read more

  • I'd say happy summer...

    6/22/2017 12:35:49 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    ...but it's been summer here for weeks. I think we went straight from winter to summer and skipped spring. One of the occupational therapists here told me yesterday that she has A LOT of yarn, in all kinds of fibers and colors, that she has no use for and wants to give to me! Between that and a... Read more

  • Epiphany

    6/22/2017 12:07:25 PM, by JULMATT

    Today when I was doing the daily exercise from 100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangler I realized something about the last year. Last June stress gripped my life to the point that I spiraled out of control in every aspect of my life. I kept trying and trying to get my life back on track in... Read more

  • Lions, tigers and Bears, Oh my!

    6/22/2017 10:52:58 AM, by MEXGAL1

    Was looking through our photos of our trip and came across this. Didn't even know my darling husband did this. Do you recognize the background music he added? Funny man. Hope you all have a great day! https://youtu.be/rZKt_-ORILU i will work on this tomorrow. sorry guys!... Read more

  • GET MOVING SAL'

    6/22/2017 10:40:21 AM, by SALLYANN441

    Reading Carole's bog inspired me yesterday. Each day I have promised myself to blog and then bedtime arrives and I haven;t done it. I am putting this on my spreadsheet as an important part of my week. At minimum I will blog once a week no matter what! OK. That promise is out there in the univer... Read more

  • Why Did I stop?

    6/22/2017 10:17:54 AM, by WITXGIRL

    Welcome back to Me! Not sure why I stopped visiting SparkPeople so quickly after restarting last fall. The good news is that I have been fairly focused on my health during the time away. This morning I weighed in at 201.6. So close to onderland. This is usually when I start self sabotaging... Read more

  • Been gone for too long

    6/22/2017 10:00:49 AM, by DANNATWEEDY

    I just wanted to apologize to all of you for being gone so long. I had a lot happen at once to me and just didn't make it here to keep you updated. I had a severe allergic reaction one day and still have no clue at this time what caused it. To put it short, I went to the ER here because my who body ... Read more

  • Rehab

    6/22/2017 9:28:54 AM, by HAMPDENBREN

    Headed to hospital to get Mom and take her to rehab hospital. She is much improved and tolerating her new pain meds. She will stay in rehab for at least 2 weeks and then home, finally. Thanks for the prayers.... Read more

  • Day 288 (June 22) 109.2 **miracle**

    6/22/2017 6:05:27 AM, by FAILBETTER6

    whoa that's surprising. I really expected more. I still look enormous and belly is still bloated and this was before a BIG poo. crazzy 30 mins of swimming is truly miraculous and also yesterdays weight was a big lie. so ok today being brave and going to Heidi's class.. I,ve been having a lot of ... Read more

  • 6-21-17

    6/22/2017 2:45:55 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    First day of summer and it's a scorcher. Over 90 degrees for the second day in a row. It does wear me out and I'm not doing anything. Tomorrow promises not to be quite as hot. I do hope so.... Read more

  • 6/21/17 - Bedtime

    6/21/2017 11:06:03 PM, by GORDON66

    I have an Internet connection! Yippee!!! I don't know if the problem is the modem, Comcast, or a combination thereof. I also have Vista. In any case, it would appear to be time for an upgrade. Since the ground wasn't too wet or too hard, I was able to pull some weeds. I pulled out a se... Read more

  • Today was a quilting day out.

    6/21/2017 11:02:04 PM, by CALAMITIE

    Lunch with the quilt guild, some shopping before block of the month class and the beginning or a nation wide quilt event called Row by Row. So I picked up my first row while I was at the quilt store today. I'll make it tomorrow. I don't think my house is going to get completely clean before... Read more

  • The scale is my best buddy.

    6/21/2017 10:55:20 PM, by DAWNINMAUI

    The scale and I are very well acquainted right now. I hop on every four days because, when I do, I find that I've lost another pound. I'm still recovering from hiatal hernia surgery and it isn't going particularly well. The healing of my esophagus is so slow that my surgeon has put me ba... Read more

  • The Visitor.............

    6/21/2017 10:16:48 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    We have had three bear sightings about a mile from where we live in the past 2 weeks. I am extra cautious about working in the gardens by the woods as my back is to the woods while I am working. Today I was weeding the flower box down by our driveway when I heard a loud crunching sound coming from... Read more

  • Have you heard the news?

    6/21/2017 9:36:24 PM, by LADYLUK

    Have you heard the news? The 5% Summer Challenge is fixing to start. They are getting the planes ready for takeoff. We are striving to lose 5% of our weight in 8 weeks, learn new healthy habits and have lots of fun. So grab your exercise gear and let's get going. Oh wait you need your passport. ... Read more

  • Same

    6/21/2017 9:25:19 PM, by HOKIENCLT

    I stayed the same weight this week and I am fortunate that it was that good. I have been pushing it. I have been seeing what can eat and still loose. I think this week I found out! I'm lucky I stayed the same. Backb to the drawing board tomorrow starting with the grocery store.... Read more

  • Take things as they come.

    6/21/2017 9:03:52 PM, by SAMWISETHEGAMER

    So someone commented on a post of mine and was saying to just do one thing at a time. And it got me thinking. Back in high school the first time I lost weight I was very focused on that and it seemed to work. But since high school I have not been able to successfully make changes in my eating and ex... Read more

  • June 21: Small Goals Commitment Challenge -- SparkButton -- 42 Motivational Songs

    6/21/2017 8:22:27 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Happy Wednesday Highlights include: * Yesterday was day 129 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak * Today is day 73 in a row blogging for this challenge (details below) Who is ready for music today? As I mentioned yesterday, I'm back today with some of my favorite motivational songs. ... Read more

  • Stephen Hawking got me bawling in the nail salon

    6/21/2017 8:16:42 PM, by PLAINJANEDOE

    I saw what he said about it being time to look for a new home planet. Screw that. We have a beautiful planet that we are part of and it is a part of us and every living thing. I love NASA and space (heck I went to space camp) but who do we think we are that we can destroy our mother earth and leave ... Read more

  • Wake up and feel glad you are alive.

    6/21/2017 7:33:37 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

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  • First bike-camping trip

    6/21/2017 6:36:17 PM, by ISABELLE84

    Two weekends ago, my boyfriend and I went on our first bike-camping trip of the summer. We biked from Quebec City to a nearby city called St-Raymond. We left early for the 45 km ride waiting for us on a beautiful, sunny, warm Saturday morning. It was our first trip and my first ever bike-campi... Read more

  • Day 6.

    6/21/2017 6:34:25 PM, by LADYKAT3434

    Making a blog entry. I've done everything for the New Member Challenge so far.... Read more

  • What to do when the black dogs come around?

    6/21/2017 4:33:33 PM, by STACIT0571

    In the middle of a major depressive episode right now and boy does it make everything more difficult. I don't even want to get out of bed, much less walk 2 miles or cook a healthy dinner. So I take it easy on myself. I eat a lot of salads, cereals, and sandwiches, all which can still be healthy and ... Read more

  • I am a Scout

    6/21/2017 4:20:45 PM, by FITMAMALISA

    This past weekend, I was on staff for Cub Scout Webelos Camp. At the Sunday chapel, the person who gave the reflection mentioned in passing that a scout is always a scout. How many times have I said that very same thing to the boys in my den? Not just in meetings, or at camp, or at an outing, but... Read more

  • Sitting is the new smoking!

    6/21/2017 3:48:42 PM, by LADYLUK

    Did you know the average Adult American spends at least 9-10 hours sitting every day? Sitting too long has been linked to obesity especially in the midsection, metabolic syndrome which is a cluster of conditions causing high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, poor sleep,... Read more

  • Life in Litha (Summer)

    6/21/2017 3:01:33 PM, by TALULAX-

    Today is Litha! The first day of summer. I plan on doing a small solo ritual, but other than that no feast or huge celebration like I usually do. I am just not up for it this year. These past few weekends G and I have been on the go getting things checked off our list in preparation of h... Read more

  • Struggling but not giving up!

    6/21/2017 1:34:23 PM, by CAROLANNHER49

    Been bouncing back and forth, just trying to focus on today and getting done what I need to get done to be healthier.... Read more

  • On my way to a healthy happy summer

    6/21/2017 1:16:54 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Today was the first day of summer and it welcomed me amazingly, Here is a short snapshot of my start to a healthy happy summer. I awoke after sleeping ten glorious hours, with five of them deep sleep, and no trips the bathroom. The first time in years thanks to my muscle relaxer I took last n... Read more

  • I AM NEVER GOING ON VACATION AGAIN

    6/21/2017 1:01:47 PM, by CHERYLE51

    My family is driving me nuts about this trip. DH decided that he wanted to save every dime between the beginning of June until now. That wouldn't be a problem if we didn't have bills to pay. We paid our friend to rent the condo and he covered that with his paycheck. Only trouble is we had other bil... Read more

  • What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? --Jean Jacques Rousseau (in Untitled) -

    6/21/2017 12:30:41 PM, by FOLLYBEACH71

    What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? --Jean Jacques Rousseau (in Untitled) ... Read more

  • Alone in a small town

    6/21/2017 11:23:42 AM, by JUNEBUGT

    Today is my first entry into my new Sparks blog page. Living in a small town really has its benefits. Being alone is not one of them. I'm making new friends, joined a church, working my new Mary Kay business and trying to make Life enjoyable as possible 148... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    6/21/2017 10:56:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    the first day of summer is here! hurray! i am feeling pretty good these days. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • elephant in the room

    6/21/2017 10:28:49 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    I just wanted to take a minute to say Thanks, to all those who comment on my blogs. There are three or four regulars. I appreciate you taking the time to leave words of inspiration or just to tell me to suck it up Buttercup!! I know, I am a bad Spark friend, as I dont often leave comments. I... Read more

  • Breaking Point

    6/21/2017 10:11:03 AM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I can't deal anymore. I'm starting an intensive outpatient psychiatric program on Friday. There's just too much going on. All the issues I talked about in my last blog. Living with someone who mentally and emotionally abused me for years when I was growing up, giving me terribl... Read more

  • More obstacles and eating for fun

    6/21/2017 9:54:08 AM, by INEEDMYPHONE

    Son lost his phone... Daughter dropped hers in toilet.. Husband suffering from abscessed tooth... Kids taking online classes Daughter has poison ivy..or oak... All these things are stressful. Money stressful. Time stressful. Pain stressful. Husband's face is swollen and he's in alot ... Read more

  • Coffee on the porch

    6/21/2017 9:25:59 AM, by MERIWYLE

    I went for a walk yesterday. Just 15 minutes but it felt good. Today I drove down to the river and back. From my house, it's exactly one mile. Plus there's a big hill to boot. I think I've found my new walking route. I'm taking it easier than I have in the past due to some health issues, but I'm n... Read more

  • Confetti Spaghetti.

    6/21/2017 7:54:11 AM, by GRAMMIEPAJAMMIE

    I'm trying to read an inspiring blog every day and in one recently I read a Sparker who admitted she needed to get on the scale daily. I know I do, too, but after my stellar doctor appointment, I got on my home scale only to realize that it is not the same. I also know that it has been jostled... Read more

  • Day 287 (June 21) horrible binge= 111.8 lbs... back to the drawing board

    6/21/2017 6:51:23 AM, by FAILBETTER6

    horrible binge last night. not even sure why. spent the day fasting all i had was an apple and coffee and hersheys syrup , but no exercise sat at computer all day, finallly walked went shopping spent 188$ on credit card on clothes that are tiny. 24 inch waist jeans brand Guess. at Urban Outfitter... Read more

  • Week 21 Fitness Report

    6/21/2017 6:47:44 AM, by LADYTARLTON

    OMG I completely forgot probably because I had an embarrassingly lazy week. This is for last week, but I should log it anyway. Not every week can be ideal. I need to keep motivated. This week will be better. W: Arm exercises(3 sets of 7-10), ab exercises (3 sets of 10) TH: 30 mins treadmil... Read more

  • Day 11

    6/21/2017 6:23:28 AM, by PHOENIX_BIRD

    It's worth all the effort to watch my diet and make exercise a priority. I lost a pound and a half this week! Just need to keep going and power through the emotional roller coaster without food as my fix-all.... Read more

  • Still here. Not perfect but not done yet.

    6/21/2017 3:12:53 AM, by DIETROCKSTAR

    The bane of most diets is eating out and not hating what you order. My sister asked me to go with her to the store but she wanted to take my nephew to his favorite restaurant, Panera. Oh to be 9 and able to eat a plethora of carbs and not think about it twice. My idea was I will go and have a diet... Read more

  • 6-20-17

    6/21/2017 2:59:15 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    The appraiser came by. She took pictures, but the kitchen picture didn't come out, so she needs to come back. I need to find mt OPM letter and make a copy of it, with my name on it. It will be over 90 the next two days, so I don't know about that. I have to find where I put it. I have to go up to Gr... Read more

  • pain hot cement lol an confused..

    6/21/2017 1:06:42 AM, by SA555Y

    ok this week the pool was open an I started going. I found out real quick even if I am in water treading water is a definite work out I try to move my arms but when my shoulders hurt I stop. I decided today it felt an look like I was moving my legs an riding a unseen bike under water my feet got bli... Read more

  • Secret of Success: Pay Attention

    6/21/2017 12:57:47 AM, by SAMWISETHEGAMER

    So it only been 3 days so I don't know for sure if this is true or not. But it seems like paying attention to why I want to eat out is helping me to not eat out. If I can figure out why I want to not eat out it seems easier to rebuttal why I shouldn't eat out. Or why doing it is not a good reason to... Read more

  • My 3rd spark page

    6/21/2017 12:44:13 AM, by SAMWISETHEGAMER

    Hi This is my 3rd time coming back to spark people. I am trying again to change my eating habits and exercise permanently. I'm hoping to meet some people going thru the same stuff. And that I can help them and maybe they can help me. Thanks for any of the help you guys provide. :)... Read more

  • Humor time

    6/21/2017 12:13:53 AM, by LADYIRISH317

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  • Change parking lot.

    6/20/2017 11:05:31 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    Having a change my parking lot sort of a day.... Read more

  • Why is it that some people never leave your head....

    6/20/2017 10:38:07 PM, by CALAMITIE

    In my therapy session today I was reminded that it is my choice to listen or not listen to those voices in my head that are always telling me that even if I try I'll do it wrong, backwards or too slowly and the list is longer. I'm going to be working on not listening to my mother in my head. Growi... Read more

  • A Difficult Day

    6/20/2017 10:29:45 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    When we talked to our Veterinarian today, there was NEW news. We knew that Miki had pancreatitis and found out yesterday that he also had an operable tumor, but the news today was even worse...............he had Pancreatic Cancer!!! Even with the removal of the tumor and the Prednisone tablets eac... Read more

  • Still in the game!

    6/20/2017 9:40:39 PM, by HAMPDENBREN

    Mom is still in the hospital and not feeling much better. Waiting on test results to see if there is something going on with her bones. She will be having an epidural to help with the pain, then on to a skilled nursing facility to recover. I am still on track and doing okay. I have not exer... Read more

  • Getting Healthy Day 1

    6/20/2017 9:32:11 PM, by JORDAN1980

    I need to focus on my mental and my physical health. I had to go to the hospital last night because the obtrusive thoughts were just too much to handle. They didn't admit me to the hospital like I hoped, but sent me home and ordered me to follow up with my doctor. Well, I am wiping my slate clean ... Read more

  • summer 5% Challenge Diet Commitment

    6/20/2017 9:19:48 PM, by BRANDY9775

    I will drink at least eight 8 oz. glasses of water daily. I will eat 5 freggies daily. I will track my food on spark. I will stay in calorie range on spark.... Read more

  • Summer 5% challenge exercise commitment

    6/20/2017 9:17:41 PM, by BRANDY9775

    I will do the spark boxing videos 3 days week on my off days at work. I will walk to work. I will do work in the yard 2 days a week.... Read more