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  • Assorted this and that

    10/23/2017 12:54:09 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    My roommate sleeps up to 90% of the day. I'm an insomniac with lifelong sleep issues. I don't know whether I envy or pity her. You know what? I'm tired of apologizing, especially for spending money on high-quality yarn and tools. I spent years knitting with yarn that was barely fit to be a Bril... Read more

  • Several Things

    10/23/2017 11:54:31 AM, by DIANES62

    I just found out that the 6 oz container of raspberries I have been assuming equaled .75 of cup (what with 6 oz being 3/4 of 8 oz and all) are, in reality, closer to 1.5 cups. Erg! That throws my carb calculations all off! Oh well, all I can do is move forward from here and be a bit more vigilant... Read more

  • I love my 80/20 diet: Reason #2

    10/23/2017 11:39:48 AM, by TERRISTREK

    Life has been really busy lately. I'm relieved that this was the last weekend of softball. That will clear our calendar a ton. Sunday we finally got caught up with the kitchen so Sunday night I decided I wasn't going to make dinner nor were we going to use any dishes! Since I wasn't going to co... Read more

  • Strange weekend

    10/23/2017 11:27:34 AM, by FITFORME17

    Started out great, found my fitbit and exercise was WAY up! However after the gym yesterday I felt very faint and disoriented and for some reason decided to eat my back to normal, VERY BAD DECISION. Gained lbs, ate Halloween candy for breakfast at work this morning...STOP EVERYTHING!! Sta... Read more

  • Reason #2: Why I will never quit sparking . . .

    10/23/2017 11:27:10 AM, by BECKMIT

    My Blood Pressures are running normal and I've cut my BP pill in half. Next goal: cut the medicine out completely. Prayers for a good day for all my SparkLand friends. God bless.... Read more

  • nothing ever changes even though it does...and pics of discontent!!

    10/23/2017 10:38:11 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    someone suggested one way to measure progress off the scale is with a measuring tape, and pics. well, the measuring tape offered no hope. and after looking thru some pics, i made this collage, which shows to me, very little progress since 2014.... i dont look that much different, and in fact, ... Read more

  • Day 4 of 16 week challenge

    10/23/2017 10:07:28 AM, by JOLIEN999

    Didnt get on scale today bc I feel bloated. Yesterday didnt do to good on water only 5 cups calories were in the 1400's. Yes\sterday was real hard for me. First I was filled with anger then it turned into deep depression. My dad cleaned my living room from all boys stuff and he wasnt hap... Read more

  • DAY 9 of 16 day challenge

    10/23/2017 10:00:45 AM, by JOLIEN999

    Didnt get on scale today bc I feel bloated. Yesterday didnt do to good on water only 5 cups calories were in the 1400's. ... Read more

  • Be Nice...

    10/23/2017 8:58:30 AM, by FOLLYBEACH71

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  • Really slacked off

    10/23/2017 8:17:12 AM, by DANI_2002

    I am very disappointed in myself. I haven’t weighed myself in a while and I haven’t been exercising much either. I am starting to slack off on the eating habits that my dietician told me about. Also just recently my ex boyfriend told me I need to lose weight to attract men because I am not attracti... Read more

  • Starting the second week

    10/23/2017 7:57:51 AM, by KRISTINENOTE

    My first blog here :) Last week I reached my goal of 90 minutes/week on the exercise bike! Sunday night I had a really bad panic attack so Saturday I didn't do much (eating or exercising). I managed to get one errand done at least. Ran to BigLots and got some paper towels, soap, etc. ... Read more

  • My Self-image Meets the Truth Monitor

    10/23/2017 7:16:29 AM, by JHDIETNOW

    Here it is--my true confession: I AM REALLY OUT OF SHAPE. Unbelievable. Impossible. But true. Here it is--my self-image: I AM A STRONG, HEALTHY PERSON. I'm certain that anyone who has met me would not be surprised at that. For most of my adult life I have worked full time, maintained lar... Read more

  • T-87 Days and Counting

    10/23/2017 6:43:55 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    Been up since midnight again, and was up once before that too. This darn cough is wrecking my sleep schedule! But, I have an appointment with the NP on Wednesday and she is very good and will hopefully help me figure something out! Saw my dietitian Friday and she had me start drinking a shake o... Read more

  • Nice day, but.......

    10/23/2017 6:17:13 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    .......someone's cranky, loud mouth once again went and RUINED everything! A POX on that person! SHEESH! 234... Read more

  • Fall Recipes for Fresh Pears

    10/23/2017 4:20:35 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    I am lucky to live where pears are grown locally. A juicy Bartlett pear tastes great all by itself and makes a perfect snack. A slice of cheese makes a pear even better. For breakfast I especially like OPEN-FACED WALNUT AND PEAR TOAST Spread 1 tablespoon cream cheese evenly ov... Read more

  • Restart

    10/23/2017 3:30:34 AM, by MOUNTAINANGEL67

    Life got do bogged down and busy for a while. I didn't take care if myself. And now I'm at my heaviest and feeling ick. But today is a new day, time for a new start!!!!!... Read more

  • Restart

    10/23/2017 3:30:16 AM, by MOUNTAINANGEL67

    Life got do bogged down and busy for a while. I didn't take care if myself. And now I'm at my heaviest and feeling ick. But today is a new day, time for a new start!!!!!... Read more

  • 10-22-17

    10/23/2017 1:37:56 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Took the recycling down and started cleaning parts of the kitchen. I have to wonder why cleaning one space makes such a mess in other places. I really need to do some laundry, so I can't wait until my stair lift gets put in. I need to call the furnace people for my annual furnace check-up. I also ne... Read more

  • Met My First Goal

    10/22/2017 11:22:52 PM, by BLAYNESGAMMY

    I lost a total of 19 lbs. My goal was to get to 260, since I haven't been that weight in a while now. Stepped on the scale this morning and I was 259 lbs!!! I was shocked but happy!! I just have to keep going. A little at a time. ... Read more

  • 10/22/17 - Bedtime

    10/22/2017 11:12:31 PM, by GORDON66

    I got the leaves raked before it started raining. Of course, the rain caused more leaves to fall on the ground. Such is life. As he was driving home from a horse show, my friend Kevin called me to let me know his horse won a championship!!! What good news!!! As I was checking of the har... Read more

  • My what a diffence a day makes.

    10/22/2017 10:44:44 PM, by CALAMITIE

    Almost nothing went right today. I tried making oatmeal and got busy outside and burned that. so I ate toast. Then I sat down to work at the embroidery machine and the table was too close to the wall and wouldn't work that way. So I tried pulling the table out about 2" and knocked the TV of The ... Read more

  • Day One or One Day.... Keep me motivated!

    10/22/2017 10:11:15 PM, by NERDYMAMA2

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  • More Habits That Can Boost Your Immune System

    10/22/2017 9:40:22 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    4. Look On The Bright Side: When you think good thoughts, your body's defenses work better. Want to stay in your Happy Place? Savor the things you enjoy. Look for a silver lining-----even in tough times-----and try not to dwell on the bad stuff. If I begin to get down and feel somewhat dep... Read more

  • I got out maps...

    10/22/2017 7:42:11 PM, by CTUPTON

    to relearn the area of my childhood --and a broader area, I got out some maps --a big book of Erie county. I spent quite a bit of money for the book, but it is worth it to me. The town we live in now is quite foreign to me. But I am learning! chris... Read more

  • Breast cancer walk today

    10/22/2017 6:42:44 PM, by DSIDW2012

    My granddaughter and I walked together... Read more

  • 10/22/2017

    10/22/2017 6:04:07 PM, by KATRINAKAT23

    Well I did get more done today, not as much as I wanted but better than nothing. I am going to do more housework in the morning before work and a little after work so that next week-end I can get more deep cleaning done. One of my favorite shows starts tonight: The Walking Dead. Love that sh... Read more

  • Boogie Onederland

    10/22/2017 2:15:54 PM, by DIANEABETIC

    It is a red letter day for me! I am officially below 200 lbs.- granted, just 1 lb. below, but below it! I'm not sure I believed I would ever be here again. It feels great!... Read more

  • Scared

    10/22/2017 12:20:15 PM, by LOVELY*LADY

    I hope I get all work done needed today... Read more

  • Beck Trek 2017 - Day 21: Get Ready to Weigh In

    10/22/2017 11:25:39 AM, by KBEHNKE81

    The Beck Diet Solution Team is currently working through the 6-week program outlined in Judith S. Beck's book by the same. I encourage everyone to check out the team and perhaps join in the read. My post on the team thread for Day 21 was getting a bit lengthy, so I entered this blog instead. ... Read more

  • This eating plan should be doable for me......

    10/22/2017 10:26:28 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.startyourdiet.com/ At 258 lbs Here is what that plan suggested: 2300/calories per day to maintain 1800 -if no exercise--lose 1 lb/week (average weight loss) 2100 with exercise-lose 1 lb per week (average weight loss) B 420 L 525 D 630 Sn 525 also ther... Read more

  • Motivation Needed

    10/22/2017 9:26:08 AM, by SHEHODGE0217

    So I sort of feel like an epic faillure these first 5 days however today is a new day and Im going to learn from my past five days, Number one I never dreamed I was eating over-way over way way over two thousand calories a day. So as usual the evenings are the hardest for me but today I plan to get... Read more

  • Zen.

    10/22/2017 8:48:20 AM, by JULMATT

    Today’s coaching visualization was to picture yourself on a beach taking in the sounds of the waves. This is an easy thing for me. I love the beach. The waves rolling in, leaving behind their own footprint on the sand takes me to the most serene place in the world. Digging my toes into the wet sa... Read more

  • It's NOT easy being me.......

    10/22/2017 7:56:51 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    To say that these last few weeks have been rough would be *quite* the understatement....... 198 I'm still struggling to process all that I've had to deal with..........this would explain my laying low for a while.........today I have a walkathon, and the weather is shaping up to be *gorg... Read more

  • Day 3 of 16 week challenge

    10/22/2017 4:59:45 AM, by JOLIEN999

    Scale went up 1lb. I have my period so that is prob why Ate in the 1100 calories yesterday and drank my 13 cups of water Yesterday was horrible. I was so frustrated. the kids keep messing the house up i was cleaning the kitchen they got into my office and destroyed it and my closet couldnt... Read more

  • Day 8 of 16 day challenge

    10/22/2017 4:48:18 AM, by JOLIEN999

    Scale went up 1lb. I have my period so that is prob why Ate in the 1100 calories yesterday and drank my 13 cups of water I have 8 more days to lose 8.4lbs. Do u think its possible or am I losing this challenge.... Read more

  • 10-21-17

    10/22/2017 2:09:21 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Gassed the car today. I probable could have waited until the end of the month, but I didn't. I think I will start getting the kitchen ready for the stair lift. At least move the things that are around the basement stairs that don't need to be there. Then actually clean the floor.... Read more

  • WORKED HARD TO MEET MY GOAL OF 8000 STEPS

    10/22/2017 1:15:52 AM, by JOANN25

    The hard work paid off. I did about 4000+ steps after 10 o'clock. It was hard but I was determined to do this. Spent too much time sitting. Got a perm this morning and that was 2 hours. Watched baseball tonight so had some making up to do. I am proud of what I accomplished. Doing the Poho... Read more

  • God day

    10/22/2017 12:05:16 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Send light and love to all hugs and blessings... Read more

  • This class was way to much fun.

    10/21/2017 11:42:24 PM, by CALAMITIE

    Here is my project from yesterday's class. There are things I would change to make it into a quilt but I will be using this technique more often. Today was a rough one. I wanted to eat all day but nothing I should eat all day. It hurt too much to move so I did very little of it. I'm going... Read more

  • 10/21/17 - Bedtime

    10/21/2017 11:06:19 PM, by GORDON66

    Transplanting the irises was a bigger chore than I expected, but it is done. 244 After putting it off for about a year, I had my first appointment to have a crown put on a tooth. Except for the novocaine shot in my roof of my mouth, I didn't feel a thing, so I'm not complaining. Cook Cou... Read more

  • Eat the rainbow challenge October 21, 2017

    10/21/2017 10:47:27 PM, by KATRINAHAY

    I didn’t post yesterday because quite frankly I barely ate and maybe had 2 produce. I didn’t really make time to eat or post. So much better today. Purple- grapes Red - raspberries, apple Yellow- ginger White- onions, garlic Green - cucumber Blue - Orange - carrots... Read more

  • Hello everyone I am lying low and I am trying to get 8 hours sleep. I am getting it right.

    10/21/2017 10:11:39 PM, by NORASPAT

    Hi there I am taking a medication that really keeps me feeling better. I am no longer going to bed at midnight and I have to be in bed at 10am. I am still walking the rail trail, I am still doing our yard. I have a number of Senior college classes to go to but mostly I am trying to SLEEP... Read more

  • Habits That Can Boost Your Immune System

    10/21/2017 8:57:50 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    1. Kick Back and Relax: Some stress can be a good thing. It helps your body get ready for a challenge. But if it lasts too long, that's bad news. Studies show it can weaken your body's defense system. Avoid it when you can. Make it a point to unwind and do things you enjoy. I find that e... Read more

  • :)

    10/21/2017 8:27:23 PM, by LOVELY*LADY

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  • 10/21/2017

    10/21/2017 7:59:41 PM, by IMTCDZ

    Approximately 2 years since my last blog entry. The coaching didn't work. I had high hopes but I didn't do my part to make it work. I'm still fat. Weigh approximately 350 now. Just started trying about 3 weeks ago to do something about it again. I was eating McDonalds breakfast every morning. Lunch ... Read more

  • Make time for silence

    10/21/2017 7:58:52 PM, by 1BODY_1LIFE

    I don’t drink coffee often but today I made an effort to make a cup and sit quietly and reflect on my week. Listening to the birds singing, children next door laughing and yelling, dogs barking and cars zipping past. Life has so much movement. Time continues to progress forward...and in this I als... Read more

  • 10/21/2017

    10/21/2017 7:16:49 PM, by KATRINAKAT23

    The only constructive thing I did today was laundry and change the kitty litter. I did walk to my pedicure appointment which technically isn't far but farther than what I usually walk, when I walked home I stopped for lunch at a restaurant. The food was soooo good but the calories were soooo bad. ... Read more

  • New counselor for the last time

    10/21/2017 6:15:08 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    I saw a new counselor on this Thursday. Her name is Christine Nicklaus. I connected with her on this visit and felt very comfortable with her. I believe that I have found someone I will stay with. I am to see her weekly.... Read more

  • Work-weight balance

    10/21/2017 3:24:32 PM, by CATHERINEXYZ

    What can I do to get on track and stay there? I have a few good days and then I am on off to a conference or an exam or other commitment. One could say, this just isn't the time to be worrying about my weight. Too much work, too little routine, but if not now, when? This is the lifestyle I hav... Read more

  • Empty Carbs

    10/21/2017 2:58:15 PM, by NADAWHINCOP

    I've been reading Wellnessmama's opinion on wheat. https://wellnessmama.com/575/p
    roblem-with-grains/ She's not actually saying grains are as bad as hydrogenated fat, but the way she explains grains makes me feel that when I eat wheat, I'm basically ingesting empty carbs with very little nutriti... Read more

  • Empty Carbs

    10/21/2017 2:55:49 PM, by NADAWHINCOP

    I've been reading Wellnessmama's opinion on wheat. https://wellnessmama.com/575/p
    roblem-with-grains/ She's not actually saying grains are as bad as hydrogenated fat, but the way she explains grains makes me feel that when I eat wheat, I'm basically ingesting empty carbs with very little nutritio... Read more

  • I'm Baaaack ... finally

    10/21/2017 2:55:09 PM, by SKITZIE

    I'm Baaaack ... tried some other methods and failed. Fell into a clinical depression then suffered some serious medical issues requiring ongoing treatment. After a needed surgery for a condition I've had for over 10 yrs (that was evident by blood work and was not addressed by my primary physician), ... Read more

  • Progress So Far

    10/21/2017 2:33:09 PM, by VALOLOVE1975

    Yesterday's weekly weigh-in showed 5 more lbs lost for a total of 9 lbs lost. Good! I've been doing great eating healthy, measuring and tracking everything, exercise and drinking tons of water. I average about 11 glasses of water a day. It's a good thing I really like water. All the junk food cravi... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/21/2017 1:27:40 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a lovely dinner out the other night. today, i will be heading out with a good friend of mine to celebrate that i got a job. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • RECAP OF MY WEEK #16 / OFF TO A SLOW START!!

    10/21/2017 12:36:13 PM, by BOOHOOBEAR

    Hello Sparkers! Hope everyone is well & doing what they need to do to meet their goals. This was a crazy week for me, in that I mean, I was worried that I wouldn't be able to do any workouts but fortunately I was only held back one day. It was the catheter bag this time causing me grief. I sp... Read more

  • Have to get motivated

    10/21/2017 10:36:52 AM, by JOLIEN999

    Been up since about 5:30 and have got nothing done. I sit here glued to the computer. How can i get motivated to clean? I have my dad coming over tonight and I dont want him disappointed in me again. If i can get my house in shape b4 he comes he shall be happier. Right there should make me motivated... Read more

  • If you are looking to move to a senior apartment complex--here is my experience.

    10/21/2017 9:49:47 AM, by CTUPTON

    We made the move to an independent senior complex. My husband is handicapped but if I live with him and be responsible for his care, they will accept him. It is way different living with people from 110 apartments! Unless you are pretty strict, everyone knows your business. People re helpful a... Read more

  • Get out the tissues

    10/21/2017 9:24:49 AM, by CTUPTON

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YxCR2
    a-sxI... Read more

  • Keep Looking forward

    10/21/2017 8:39:10 AM, by KMW987

    So yesterday was a horrible day. I haven't so crappy in a long time. Anxiety was hitting me hard and I just couldn't shake it. Today is a new day. I'm feeling a little better. Trying to focus on the positive. John is working all weekend. I have a lot of shopping to do. We might be meeting up w... Read more

  • Good grief!

    10/21/2017 8:12:52 AM, by OPIUMDOLL

    I keep forgetting to update my blog! Having fluctuated in my workout/sessions (I see my last entry was in 2016!!) 40 I still do my kundalini yoga (modified so it doesn't hurt my back or hips). I haven't done my Tai Chi for Weight Loss (so much). I seem to have taken to doing quite... Read more

  • Sick But Results

    10/21/2017 8:00:26 AM, by JULMATT

    The last week or so I’ve been battling what I thought was a sinus issue. Found out yesterday it was a style of an upper respiratory infection. Needless to say over the last week I’ve either forgot to log all the food I ate, which was all over my goal range. Today was weigh-in day and I expected t... Read more

  • Day 2 of 16 week challenge

    10/21/2017 7:02:49 AM, by JOLIEN999

    Scale went down 2.lbs today. So 207.2. 7.4lbs to go to be under 200 Yesterday ate in the 1300 calories. Did 2 yummy shakes and food for the rest. Drank 13 cups water I started my period that is why I gained weight yesterday. My body aches but I took isagenix sleeping spay and I was ab... Read more

  • Day 7 out of 16 day challenge

    10/21/2017 6:45:08 AM, by JOLIEN999

    Scale went down 2.lbs today. So 207.2. 7.4lbs to go to be under 200 Yesterday ate in the 1300 calories. Did 2 yummy shakes and food for the rest. Drank 13 cups water Today dad is coming over after work so i have to clean house. So thats what I will be doing today... Read more

  • Word of the Day: ducky

    10/21/2017 6:04:48 AM, by LT3AG4S

    Word of the Day: ducky [duhk-ee] http://static.sfdict.com/aud
    io/D05/D0561200.mp3 adjective, duckier, duckiest. Informal. 1. fine; excellent; wonderful. 2. darling; charming; cute.... Read more

  • Day 5

    10/21/2017 5:51:10 AM, by MISHL2012

    5am and its a cool 70°f outside so went for a 2 mile walk -- so much faster and easier then when its 90° something... Today is day 5 - so far so good ! Every day i do the same few exercises and everyday they are getting easier. I do them atleast 2 times per day PLUS a minimum 30 minutes on ell... Read more

  • 10-20-17

    10/21/2017 3:07:08 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    I must be feeling better. I am not as tired as I have been lately. I know the leg isn't completely healed, but I'm feeling much better. Washed my hair and the dishes. Took the garbage and some recycling outside. The recycle bin goes down on Sunday. We may have snow or rain on the day I need to go ha... Read more

  • I'm getting back to sparking

    10/21/2017 2:50:32 AM, by NOAHKI

    It's been almost 3 weeks since our little one was born and I'm starting to become slightly more alive. I'll be getting back to my physiotherapy (well, the walking) soon, but my surgery wound needs to heal up a little more first, because it hurts to walk too much, and I get in a lot of walking with t... Read more

  • A New Day Has Dawned

    10/21/2017 12:56:16 AM, by BLAYNESGAMMY

    It's been a while since I've posted on here. Crazy how time flies and your busier days just keep getting busier. I'm in college full time getting my degree in Business Management, as well as Administrative Professional. I've been doing well. I've been on the President's List of High Distinc... Read more

  • Lost 2 lbs!

    10/20/2017 10:39:15 PM, by BKLYNGAL2073

    Well, at least that's what the scale said, though hubby reminds me it can go up and down. Still, we had a lot of walking to do ANDDDD...more importantly...we got rid of most of the gobbling stuff. No more M&Ms here, no more trail mix that I gulped down as if it was saving my life. And maybe the... Read more

  • Is It Better Raw or Cooked?

    10/20/2017 10:17:13 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Raw: Beets: Beets lose more than 25% of their folate when cooked; eat them raw to preserve this brain compound. Broccoli: Heating deactivates myrosinase, an enzyme in broccoli that helps cleanse the liver of carcinogens. Onions: Just slice and eat: You get less of the hunger-bust... Read more

  • Think I would like to learn new things more often.

    10/20/2017 8:18:04 PM, by CALAMITIE

    I am completely exhausted. Sleep did not happen last night. My left leg just ached almost all night. I tried ice and pain pills and then I resorted to my corn bag with heat. About 4 I finally was comfortable enough to sleep but needed to be up by 7 to get to my class on time. I enjoyed th... Read more

  • Some better than none

    10/20/2017 7:59:36 PM, by BEESHELL8

    A goal this week was for me to exercise each day. Usually, this is not a problem for me, though if I'm training for something I do factor in rest days. Right now, I'm just trying to stay in shape and lose some weight for the 5% challenge. It helps the team to get those exercise minutes in! With... Read more

  • Will I sleep

    10/20/2017 6:48:17 PM, by JOLIEN999

    I am going to take more sleep meds then I already take bc i need sleep. I was just spaced out all day bc my body hasnt had sleep. I got nothing done and I just want to sleep. If I dont sleep monday i should prob call my doc bc this isnt good. He changed my meds and i havent been able to really sleep... Read more

  • From Atkins posting 10/20/17

    10/20/2017 5:30:01 PM, by PERDUMPF

    (Context - start 6/26/15 280, 6/26/16 191.5, 6/26/17 - 190: Atkins 20, Phase 2/3, NC 60, OWL but maintenance during bulking phase, lift 4/x week, cardio 2) Last weigh-in: 194.5 Today: 197.0 Ok, something happened and I'm not sure exactly what. I did add a low-carb tortilla into the fold ... Read more

  • Time to care for your health!

    10/20/2017 5:04:27 PM, by 1BODY_1LIFE

    Sadly I waited till my body screamed!! Not just once but twice...needless to say I am so fortunate the Lord kept me here on earth. I have been eating healthier for two months now at a whole new level and it’s making a difference. Time to get real and get on track to a healthier lifestyle. ... Read more

  • woo hoo!!

    10/20/2017 4:08:48 PM, by MOMMY445

    i found out this afternoon that i got the job! i start on monday of next week and i am really looking forward to getting back into the working world! i will celebrate later! i got a big hug and congrats from my daughter once i told her the news! she's at the local park with several of her friends an... Read more

  • So...

    10/20/2017 2:18:24 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    We got heavy rain last night. Great news, because it will help knock down the last of the fires. I wanted to get up today, but absolutely NONE of the regular staff are here and none of the replacements are trained on the Hoyer lift so I'm stuck until at least tomorrow. Not nearly enough s... Read more

  • Starting to really focus on what I need right now

    10/20/2017 1:37:07 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    Today is the second day in a row that I've focused on burning at least 1000 calories/day in addition to my BMR. I am also tracking every bite of food, so that I at generating at least a 1000 calorie deficit/day. Today's calorie burn was a 5.6 mile walk around the lake in 80minutes. Yep. Th... Read more

  • impatient

    10/20/2017 12:16:24 PM, by PRAIRIEGIRL17

    Today ( and well yesterday too) I am feeling impatient. I know a pound or a pound and a half loss is still progress, but I feel like I should be losing more. I know the scale isn't the almighty god and there is other ways to measure success, but still nice to see the numbers. I have finally gotte... Read more

  • Proud

    10/20/2017 11:29:24 AM, by TERRISTREK

    I was pretty excited when I stepped on the scale this morning. I actually stepped on it twice to make sure it wasn't a fluke! As of today, I've lost 14 lbs in one month! What makes me most excited is that it felt easy this time. I wasn't battling my brain. I finally feel like I'm doing this f... Read more

  • Word of the Day: perlocutionary

    10/20/2017 10:54:00 AM, by LT3AG4S

    Word of the Day: perlocutionary [pur-luh-kyoo-shuh-ner-ee] http://static.sfdict.com/aud
    io/P02/P0289700.mp3 adjective, Philosophy, Linguistics. 1. (of a speech act) producing an effect upon the listener, as in persuading, frightening, amusing, or causing the listener to act.... Read more

  • Fell off

    10/20/2017 9:22:24 AM, by TALLANGELA

    I already fell off the wagon and did not track my eating for two days. Ugh I’m going to keep trying and not give up. ... Read more

  • Squat Challenge!!!

    10/20/2017 7:32:41 AM, by KROOF613

    Who's with me?? I just did my first day... Wow when you do it correctly you feel the burn.... Read more

  • do what you do.

    10/20/2017 6:19:49 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    i might have found the culprit of yesterdays barf session..... zinc. i am trying to increase my zinc in my diet, so i bought some supplements. added it for the first time with the rest of my vitamins and within minutes, barfing my guts up. well, today, i took the zinc alone, with just some c... Read more

  • Day 1 of 16 week challenge

    10/20/2017 3:49:14 AM, by JOLIEN999

    Today I start. Weight is 209.8lbs I had a shake for breakfast and it is good never had a shake i accurately liked but this is pretty good chocolate So to of these a day for 5 days then a 2 day cleanse where I dont eat anything. Then continue. Shake is 240 calories so I will be drinking 480 c... Read more

  • Healthy snacking

    10/20/2017 2:39:27 AM, by 1BODY_1LIFE

    I love edamame but I needed to spice it up so I grabbed some Tajin and lemon juice and what a difference it made! On my journey to get healthier I am also trying to make the mundane more fun. Trying new recipes, doodling in my food journal the foods I’m eating instead of only writing it down-walk... Read more

  • Healthy snacking

    10/20/2017 2:39:23 AM, by 1BODY_1LIFE

    I love edamame but I needed to spice it up so I grabbed some Tajin and lemon juice and what a difference it made! On my journey to get healthier I am also trying to make the mundane more fun. Trying new recipes, doodling in my food journal the foods I’m eating instead of only writing it down-walk... Read more

  • Long time

    10/20/2017 1:35:15 AM, by COACHMILLICAN

    Hello spark friends. I just got my computer back from being fixed. Lotsa water under the bridge. Bad news is, I'm back to an fairly high point in my current weight. I've gained back all that I've lost in the past 10 years. Good news is: Hell, I'm here, and I'm blogging. How does tha... Read more

  • 10-19-17

    10/20/2017 1:33:58 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    For some reason I thought it was the 20th today. I tried to do some of the things I do on the 20th, but nothing happened. Checked the date and realized why. I will have to do them tomorrow. I am still sleeping more that usual. This healing thing is very annoying. My leg itches and I can't get in a g... Read more

  • Day 6 of of 16 day challenge

    10/20/2017 1:11:38 AM, by JOLIEN999

    Scale went up .4lbs Yesterday ate only in the 600's in cal. But I did drink 15 cups water . I go nothing done yesterday. I had and have a migraine and My body hurt so bad yesterday. My body still hurts but not as bad. Today I am starting my new diet. Isagentic. It is drinking 2 shakes a d... Read more

  • Fri - Challenges Challenges Challenges 10/20/2017

    10/20/2017 12:27:24 AM, by PLATINUM755

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  • TGIF

    10/19/2017 11:45:49 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Sending blessings and light to all hugs... Read more

  • Eat the rainbow 🌈 October 19, 2017

    10/19/2017 10:54:59 PM, by KATRINAHAY

    I was really busy today so think I forgot some. Hmm Purple- Red - Apple, raspberries Yellow- ginger White- onions, garlic Green - Blue - blueberries Orange - carrots ... Read more

  • Only got half of what I wanted to do done today.

    10/19/2017 10:41:15 PM, by CALAMITIE

    I don't understand why I felt I needed to leave my house clean and in order before I go away for a whole day tomorrow. I usually feel like that when I'm going on a trip. So I got up and enjoyed all the lovely comments about my quilt. Every time I try something I learn more about quilting. ... Read more

  • She Is An Angel..........

    10/19/2017 9:44:27 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    I am scheduled for Cervical Spinal Surgery on October 27th. Since this surgery has been postponed 3 times due to cardio testing the first time and then allergies followed by a sinus infection, I decided to be the "woman in a bubble" until I leave for the hospital so that I am not exposed to anythi... Read more

  • Valleys and peaks

    10/19/2017 8:03:31 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I've found myself jittery this week. I donated a lot of money (by my standards) to various appeals that matter to me. I also broke down and bought myself an early Christmas present: two shawls' worth of hand-painted silk yarn. (The dark red and dark blue on the top left): I feel guilty f... Read more

  • New hobby?

    10/19/2017 7:23:52 PM, by FITFORME17

    I bought a new spiralizer and I am now completely obsessed. So far I have made zoodles several times (YUM!!!), tonight I will be making sweet potato & regular potato curly fries. I find that taking part in SP has become a new hobby for me. It motivates me to cook healthy meals and look up hea... Read more

  • Today

    10/19/2017 7:01:01 PM, by JOLIEN999

    Today I feel like crap. Migraine body aches and all. I took a nap and that didnt help anything I am freezing even though it is nice out side. Got news on my kids from physiologist. My 7 yo has odd which he has had a long time but now they added ADHD AND ADD. So the doc and his teacher would lik... Read more

  • Carbs....love or hate um? We have to eat some everyday.

    10/19/2017 6:37:54 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Most of my SP friends know I follow a low carb meal plan. Notice I said meal plan not diet. It is becoming a way of life for me. That does not mean I never eat foods with carbs, because truthfully carbs are necessary for proper metabolism. I just am very choosy. Most of my carbs come from green lea... Read more

  • Try, Try Again

    10/19/2017 5:45:55 PM, by ASAMANDAWANDERS

    Back yet again. One week ago I started exercising again. So far I did Thursday, Saturday, Monday, and today (Thursday). Was planning on yesterday, too, but it took so long to sign up for my training sessions I had to leave. I did a 30 day package deal at the gym which includes 2 body scans from ... Read more