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  • Gym: Day 2 - Cardio

    1/23/2018 4:13:51 AM, by MOONSHADOWE

    No I am not going to chronicle every single day at the gym. No fears for all 2 of you that follow my blog! lol But this is a new experience for me so I wanted to record another successful day, BECAUSE - I did an interval workout on the elliptical runner with difficulty cycling from 8-10-14 (14 was a... Read more

  • 1-22-18

    1/23/2018 1:41:15 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    At least there wasn't ice under the snow today. I had to clean off the car, but someone else shoveled my driveway and brought the recycle bin almost all the way up the driveway. I figured I'd have to settle it when I got home from book club, but it was in its proper place when I got home. That was n... Read more


    1/23/2018 1:13:05 AM, by JOANN25

    Started the day out with pancakes for breakfast. Really good. Lunch was leftovers ... mashed potatoes and mustard greens, and dinner was .5 portion of a serving of cheesy enchilada Hamburger Helper. Stayed within my calories, ate healthy. 551 4 Exercise was good. Scattered my steps thro... Read more

  • The little voice that says "what if"

    1/23/2018 12:40:24 AM, by BEESHELL8

    I heard that little voice in my head this morning after my weigh in. I'm down a bit, been up and down for the past month (and actually lost weight, a tiny bit, over the holidays). And that little voice began imagining again what it would be like to be more consistent in my WL efforts. Still fig... Read more

  • Totally emotion charged day.

    1/22/2018 11:31:15 PM, by CALAMITIE

    This day was a hard one for me. After talking to my kids last night about their great aunt passing away they both called me this morning to see if they could get her obit on the web. So I sent them the link to it. She was really an amazing lady with brains to spare and some choices that left us a... Read more

  • anxiety

    1/22/2018 11:16:42 PM, by HEARTMEND

    My older boys have significant special needs and struggle with anxiety/OCD behaviors when their routine is disrupted, so the snow day today was hugely stressful for them. One hit himself until he was bloody this morning, and the other scratched until bloody this evening...sigh...and I felt like I wa... Read more

  • A Favorite...........

    1/22/2018 10:31:25 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It's your masterpiece after all. Have you ever noticed that when your life is in a good place, everything else lines up too? 26... Read more

  • 1/22/18 - Bedtime

    1/22/2018 10:25:11 PM, by GORDON66

    To accommodate the A/C duct work coming up from the floor, the hutch cabinet had to moved and all the china taken out of it. There is a silver lining. Glasses will be washed before they find their way back into the cabinet. This evening I took a stress relieving Bodypump class. I final... Read more

  • Using the SP tools?

    1/22/2018 7:58:30 PM, by PRIMROSE128

    Are you barcoding foods to help in measuring food and drinks consumed? Anyone still learning about the SP APP?... Read more

  • I have no idea how much I weigh

    1/22/2018 7:46:28 PM, by BETHS60

    I was pretty proud of myself for weighing consistently during 2017. I recorded my weight on 180 days. (I weighed myself on more days than that, but since I have to walk through a door to get from the scale to the computer, many days I forget by the time I get there. That doesn't happen to you, does... Read more

  • Buy My House!

    1/22/2018 4:51:02 PM, by MARIBETH11

    My house has been on the market for eight months. I am sick of cleaning it for showings. I am sick of taking my dog out when showings are scheduled. I am creeped out by open house schedules with people wandering through and opening my closets and drawers. What does this have to do with Spark life... Read more

  • A very important date in my life!

    1/22/2018 4:13:05 PM, by ROCKS8ROX

    Today is a very important day for me. Four years ago today I received some very upsetting news from my dentist. He told me that he was going to send me to a specialist for a biopsy because he thought I had mouth cancer. I felt as though my whole world had come to a stop. I had been smoking since... Read more

  • Water inside foods keep us full longer than drinking water!

    1/22/2018 4:08:17 PM, by CTUPTON

    from an SP article: 198 Just drinking a glass of water along with the meal does not provide the same degree of satiety. Research has shown that to reduce hunger and boost fullness, the water has to be in the food. Why? Because there are separate mechanisms in the brain to con... Read more

  • Better start this time

    1/22/2018 4:05:07 PM, by PICKRELL19593

    Took 2 short walks and did 2 raps of my chair exercise. Feeling good ... Read more

  • January 22, 2018

    1/22/2018 2:33:55 PM, by JULMATT

    Day 22 Today has been a bit challenging on the food front. I had an early appointment and left the house too early. Had time to kill and I gave into stopping and getting some gravy and biscuit at McDonalds. I told myself that would be all and I would eat a salad for lunch. Didn’t pan out that w... Read more


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  • What I'm Running Away From - Day 1046

    1/22/2018 1:34:49 PM, by DANNY_LCF

    I got up today at 4 am to do my morning walk/run with C25K. It was cold, dark, and quiet, as everyone was asleep. While I was running and listening to epic Iron Maiden songs, my mind started to wander off and eventually I thought, this feels like running away, but it also feels good, and... Read more

  • 1st Meal Prep

    1/22/2018 12:50:06 PM, by LOLLY2585

    Last night was my first try at meal prep. I think I did a pretty good job. It's grilled chicken, rice and green beans for 380 calories. It made enough for 5 lunches and 2 dinners and only took about 30 mins. Do you have any meal prep tips or favorite recipes? Please share them.... Read more

  • Set back

    1/22/2018 11:45:46 AM, by ARCTIC_ROSE

    I have tendonitis in my leg and will be in physio/wearing a splint for several months. Can anyone provide me with a few exercise for weight loss that are low/no impact? I can obviously still use weights but I'm looking at more cardio related things.... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/22/2018 11:19:07 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am taking off one more day from work. my leg is not as sore today. i will head back to the doctor to get the results of the tests i had done to find out for sure what is causing this to happen with my leg. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! the one week job is still ongoing. i ... Read more

  • Keeping it Moving

    1/22/2018 11:03:14 AM, by MCOLLINS28

    I can't believe that I have been so disciplined. I really want to be successful this time. It's hard to stay disciplined, but I have to. I want to see my grandchildren someday.... Read more

  • Challenges

    1/22/2018 10:35:00 AM, by POOPYCLAN

    I have just signed up for a Eat 5 Fruit and/or vegetables for 7 days challenge. If you would like to join, here is the URL"
    7BIAFOKDV7... Read more

  • Another manic Monday

    1/22/2018 10:32:25 AM, by LADYIRISH317

    The man across the hall has his TV way too loud (again). The woman next door to me shouted at the CNA for going in to check on her earlier this morning. Someone down the hall is screaming. Just another fun-filled day in Paradise... Frank finally got the gifts I made for him. I think he likes th... Read more

  • Day 13

    1/22/2018 10:01:58 AM, by HOKIEASH07

    Resisting the urge to call this day 1. I slipped up on Saturday and some last night and am currently trying to combat my innerself. I woke up this morning hating myself for the poor decisions I made over the weekend and felt easily compelled to fall into the "why even bother" mindset. The scale was ... Read more

  • Bad night...

    1/22/2018 9:44:57 AM, by TWEDEE777

    Slept terrible last night. Son came home and made pizza. I was good and only had one piece, but gave me weird dreams all night.... Read more

  • Day 2

    1/22/2018 9:31:27 AM, by DUTCHERS25

    Back to work today!! Love my job where self-care is promoted!! ... Read more

  • 3

    1/22/2018 8:37:47 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    So I am finally getting back into walking, not as much as I should and my fitbit pooped out on me about a week ago. I downloaded mapmywalk and I like it alot. Dont know what happened to the fitbit, I actually think its my bluetooth wont communicate with the fitbit, so I am not sure which is the ... Read more

  • I am not throwing away my shot!

    1/22/2018 7:18:22 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    I’m soooo happy, it’s been in the 40’s and 50’s for the last few days and all the ice and snow are almost gone :) I fell two more times early last week, which made my back really start hurting. It was a miserable week and I did some comfort eating. I had a massage on Saturday that seems ... Read more

  • HAPPY Monday!!!

    1/22/2018 6:54:52 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I'm so excited for this week! Not sure what is going to happen, and that makes it all the more exciting! I'm picking up my supplies for my pre-op diet, checking with the coordinator, and hopefully setting a date! I can't wait! There is a chance I'll have to wait, that the out-of-pocket expense will ... Read more

  • Gym: Day 1

    1/22/2018 6:15:07 AM, by MOONSHADOWE

    I have no idea what I was so nervous about. I kicked serious ass at the gym today! I was able to lift at least 60% of the weight I did when I left off. I'm nerdy enough to walk around the gym with a notebook and write everything down I lift and score it so I know when I need to increase. That has he... Read more

  • Monday

    1/22/2018 4:52:26 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Why do I have to say this *again*? TGI*M*...........sigh........S
    MH....... 198... Read more

  • January 22 2018

    1/22/2018 3:24:49 AM, by LADYTARLTON

    My mom isn't doing so well. She's always been obese my entire life at least and has had issues with digestion, infections, retaining fluids and her liver for several years now. After having part of her intestinal track removed and changing her diet she lost 50lbs and was doing better. However, she l... Read more

  • Acid Reflux vs Keeping the Balance Right

    1/22/2018 2:04:13 AM, by JENNIFERQUINLAN

    It's funny how easy it is to ignore what I know is true about my body and just pay the consequences later. Eat carbs and very little veg then eat super spicy, super fatty foods = chug Mylanta and chew Tums for the rest of the day/night. I know my body will hate me for my choices and yet I do i... Read more

  • Jan 21, 2018

    1/22/2018 1:50:36 AM, by MSCHERYL10

    I started 2 spark challenges yesterday. The 8 glasses of water daily and the 10 nutrition wins and exceeded the minimum in both. It felt good to overachieve for a change. I was within my calorie goals and made my 10000+ steps. The scale looked pretty good also, but I officially weigh on Monday. Tomo... Read more

  • 1-21-18

    1/22/2018 1:09:54 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Did the laundry while the snow fell. I will have to start for book club earlier than usual, because I will have to clean off the car. Not looking forward to that but needs must. There are things that I need to do at the library. My hip isn't hurting like it was, so things are going to warm up and dr... Read more


    1/22/2018 12:44:53 AM, by JOANN25

    Church was on the agenda for the morning. I played in the first part of the service then went to Fellowship Hall to get things ready for youth party themed Winter Wonderland. There was a backdrop on the wall with a Winter Wonderland scene for pictures. Our theme fit in with the weather we have be... Read more

  • Time Sensitive: Join my 7-day SparkChallenges by Monday!

    1/22/2018 12:30:42 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Here is my weekly email that will go out Sunday night if anyone would like to join one of my SparkChallenges! ** Hi SparkFriends This past week we launched the new SparkChallenges feature! As a reminder, SparkChallenges are simple health, fitness, and goal-setting challenges you can... Read more

  • Cheat Day!!!

    1/22/2018 12:24:11 AM, by BMGH85

    I made a point that Sunday will be my cheat day but still have to record what I eat!!! I do good all week long and deserve a cheat day!... Read more

  • snow day

    1/21/2018 11:48:35 PM, by HEARTMEND

    Just got the call from the school tomorrow, so the 3 day weekend we had due to a teacher work day on Friday has become a 4 day weekend. I was thinking I could clean...I was thinking I could work on paperwork...I was thinking I could go to the store for more produce...and now...I'm thin... Read more

  • End of day one....

    1/21/2018 10:36:22 PM, by DUTCHERS25

    I ate decent and I exercised twice today, which is more than I've done in quite a while. Maybe not that long since the exercise part; sometimes co-workers and I go for 15 minute walks. Goal number 1 for work is to walk 20 minutes per day while at work! The company that I work for encourages... Read more

  • Supposed to have been

    1/21/2018 10:08:03 PM, by CALAMITIE

    This was supposed to have been a wonderful day at home watching the snow fall. Well guess what .... no snow. Now the storm has moved east and south of us and we are expecting a whole inch or 2. That is no big deal. I did finally hear from Alaska and yes my aunt there did pass away last wee... Read more

  • I miss big losses

    1/21/2018 10:04:16 PM, by STARDUSTD

    I miss the good ole days, where I lost several pounds per week when I was first getting started. The more I weighed, the more weight I lost, at least in the beginning. The immediate positive feedback set me on a positive upward spiral right from the start. This go-around is SO SLOW. It's bee... Read more

  • 47, How did that happen?

    1/21/2018 9:56:18 PM, by HOTBABE247

    Sometimes I forget I am 47 years old. I was at a self service gas station yesterday and it occurred to me that people see me differently then a few years ago. A nice young man offered to help pump my gas for me. I would like to think, he thought I was nice looking, and was trying to pick me up. U... Read more

  • Paying attention to my moods

    1/21/2018 9:02:24 PM, by BERCRYS

    I don't realize how up and down my moods go until I come here to blog. It was another blah day, but I ate according to plan and I got both 16 minutes of strenuous exercise in and more steps than I planned on. So yay! I weigh tomorrow and maybe that will give me something to feel good about, too.... Read more

  • Planning

    1/21/2018 7:34:34 PM, by LAM_MURPHY

    Needed to do better at planning my meals. Been eating good but I know that it will be better in the long run if I plan my meals and snacks that I will create a healthy habit not just eating the same thing and getting bored. So I need to plan it out. I can do this. Right ... Read more

  • 1/21/18 - Bedtime

    1/21/2018 6:15:59 PM, by GORDON66

    With all the noise gone, the quiet is very enjoyable. I've been cleaning out my closet, and Sami has been sitting on the bed supervising. I saved those empty kitty litter bags for a reason. They are now piled to the top with garbage. Sweet dreams everyone!!! Leslie XXXOOOXX... Read more

  • Wonderful Compliment

    1/21/2018 6:00:18 PM, by BEBAUGH1

    Today my oldest son was here helping his dad and told me I was looking really tiny. That made this mama so happy!... Read more

  • What A Sunday...

    1/21/2018 5:16:04 PM, by LINDA!

    My day started with a wake up to a nose bleed. I have not had a nose bleed in many, many years. I don't know the reason. It was a bit of a fright because I had blood on my pillowcase, a bit on my sheets and a lot all over my face and hand. I hope that it is a fluke. If it continues to happen, I will... Read more

  • My Latest Nolaism

    1/21/2018 5:04:09 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Our Grand-daughters spent the night with us last night and after supper, they requested a movie. The last time they were with us we watched Titanic and Elizabeth (10) has read everything she can get her hands on about the ship and the circumstances surrounding the sinking. Both of them wanted to w... Read more

  • slow and steady

    1/21/2018 4:17:47 PM, by NAQ2229

    Growing up I was always thin. I was that person that ate what ever I wanted and didn't gain a pound. I got older and my metabolism changed. I started slowly gaining weight about 15 years ago. I had back to back injuries that kept me sidelined. and I continued my terrible eating habits. it caught up ... Read more

  • Visits...

    1/21/2018 3:36:36 PM, by TWEDEE777

    Daughter is visiting. It's very stressful for me when she's in the mood she's in...... Read more

  • :)

    1/21/2018 2:59:16 PM, by LOVELY*LADY

    :)... Read more

  • VITALITY - love the word

    1/21/2018 2:59:14 PM, by KALISWALKER

    We had our family from Alberta with us for Christmas. It was fun week doing touristy things and Christmas. Wonderfully it snowed on Christmas Eve, then quickly melted away the next day. When our guests left Dec. 29th we were leaving for Arizona for 3 months to winter with our friends. But I ha... Read more

  • Taking Back My Life

    1/21/2018 2:48:42 PM, by FRYGAL2018

    Many, many times I have tried to get healthy and lose the excess weight that is holding me back. I have tried Weight Watchers, I have tried just watching what I eat, I've tried tracking what I eat. I have tried Beachbody products, walking outside, elliptical trainer, yoga, treadmill, kettlebells, ... Read more

  • FOOD

    1/21/2018 2:24:40 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    So far this month we have been horrible about eating better so this month we just marked as planning things out and getting things ready. Since my grandma has dementia her sleeping has been off so Ive been up all night and sleep in till 10 or 11. Not good. Lately though she has been f... Read more

  • Day 1 - part 2

    1/21/2018 2:02:46 PM, by DUTCHERS25

    Spent some time planning my healthier menu for next weekend. Have to wait until I can get some groceries on Friday (payday, of course). Looking forward to eating better and feeling better!! ... Read more

  • it's sunday

    1/21/2018 2:02:10 PM, by MOMMY445

    my left leg is still feeling sore. it is not as sore as it was on friday,though. i will see how i feel as the day progresses. then i will decide whether or not to go to work tomorrow. i will continue to take it easy and not do anything too strenuous. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say, cheep,... Read more

  • Hanging in there

    1/21/2018 1:16:54 PM, by TWEETY2015

    This morning I stepped on the scale. 3 pounds down in 2 weeks. I was hoping for 4, but I'll take it. Even with my missteps I am making progress, which is encouraging. This week I'm going to go back to my week one goal of tracking honestly, because this past week I fell down on my tracking. I'm ... Read more

  • DIARY OF AN EMOTIONAL EATER: January 21, 2018

    1/21/2018 12:44:37 PM, by STRIVE2CLIMBHI

    Day 6 of my gluten free/sugar free/sort of dairy free diet. I've been feeling REALLY GOOD. As I mentioned before my life long sinus congestion seems to be gone. No more constant throat clearing and nose blowing. I no longer have a nasal sound to my voice, which is great considering I am a singe... Read more

  • Day 1 (again)

    1/21/2018 11:15:49 AM, by DUTCHERS25

    Pre-workout post. Need to make changes for myself, my family and my friends (and hell, strangers, too!!). ... Read more

  • Sunday gratitude

    1/21/2018 10:44:43 AM, by RECOVERYMAMA

    Happy Sunday! Today I am grateful.... * I have a noon meeting today that's one of my favorite recovery meetings. * I got to spend time yesterday talking to my sponsor * free exercise! Cleaning my friends house after his Airbnb visitor leaves * quiet mornings for meditation * time spent yesterday ... Read more

  • Sweet Moments

    1/21/2018 9:43:21 AM, by WBASSETT2003

    Our family hosted a game night last night. We had three other families join us for dinner, games and fellowship. It was such a blast! Just what I needed. I stayed on track with my calories but didn't obsess about the food options or deprive myself of anything. More importantly, I laughed more than... Read more

  • A serene Sunday

    1/21/2018 9:39:21 AM, by AMURDOCK68

    It is nice to be able to wake up slowly, have a cup of coffee without having to gulp it down. The house is relatively quiet. I quickly turned off the news once my spouse had headed out the door to work. Now, I have spent an hour with SparkPeople , taking some measurement for later comparis... Read more

  • Domino's Should Be Banned

    1/21/2018 9:35:23 AM, by WISDREAMER

    If the Nutrition info is correct on this site, then Domino's Pizza is committing crimes against humanity. Why must take-out/delivery food be exorbitantly high in fat and sodium and hidden sugars? We here know that tasty meals can be made out of healthy proportions of ingredients, and they do... Read more

  • Trying this again.....

    1/21/2018 9:14:33 AM, by MARYGRATES

    I'm determined to eat healthier and exercise more. Today is the first day of a new me.... Read more

  • January 21, 2018

    1/21/2018 9:10:30 AM, by JULMATT

    Day 21 There are days that you just do not know how you managed to achieve your goals. You think and tell yourself ahead of time that it is going to be one of those days that you miss your goal because of all the unexpected things that come up, but then when the end of the day comes about you take... Read more

  • Week 2 and 3 Recap

    1/21/2018 9:09:46 AM, by JULMATT

    Week 2 Starting Weight: 290 Week 2 Ending Weight:281.8 Weight Loss: 8.2 pounds Week 3 Starting Weight: 281.8 Week 3 Ending Weight:284.6 Weight Gain: 2.8 pounds ... Read more

  • Supersize Vs. Superskinny

    1/21/2018 4:16:47 AM, by SIMPLENSTEADY

    The TV series on dieting that had a super size vs super skinny and they swapped diets, was something on my mind today, so I looked it up. What do they eat? I remembered the big measuring tubes filling up with food and talk about calories. After checking out some videos on youtube and pondering how y... Read more

  • I am back

    1/21/2018 1:44:38 AM, by PICKRELL19593

    So after my big blow up with my sister, I gave up on everything! That only hurts me, no one else! So I bought myself a scale and starting 1/21 I am back on top of this! I am the only one that can change me. I may take extremely small steps, however they are mine to take! It was not waking up one mor... Read more

  • 1-20-18

    1/21/2018 1:42:03 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    The bad weather held off enough so that I could take another 4 bags of books to my selling place. The next time I go, I need to bring the list of missing DVDs that I want to replace. There are some National Geographic disks I've been looking at too. I took the recycling bin down, so I won't need to ... Read more

  • Sat Jan 20th, 2018

    1/21/2018 1:11:06 AM, by MSCHERYL10

    Tracked all meals every day and stayed within my calorie goal everyday. Everyday but today, made goal of at least 10000 steps. A great week for me. I unofficially weighed myself and lost 5lbs, but my official weigh day is Monday so I didn't chart it. Another goal. Continuing to meal plan and eat ri... Read more

  • Foot Pain

    1/21/2018 12:37:01 AM, by JENNIFERQUINLAN

    Trying not to continue to give in to the excuse that pain from an injury months ago requires me to sit it out when I know the more I use the foot the better it gets (as per the physical therapist). While I've been cleared to resume exercise, and while prior to the injury I was running, as much as... Read more

  • 1/20/18 - Bedtime

    1/20/2018 11:52:23 PM, by GORDON66

    My new HP tower has arrived, so I'm upgrading from Vista to Windows 10. I probably could figure out how to set it up and move programs from the old computer to the new one. My tech knowledge is extremely limited, so it would not be easy for me. To avoid mountains of frustration, I'm going to pay ... Read more

  • I need to be here, there and everywhere...

    1/20/2018 11:29:57 PM, by HEARTMEND

    Such a week...Only God could put all the details together--a friend who heard me, some well-timed encouragement, music that feeds my soul, a last minute schedule adjustment that changed 'impossible' into 'hard work, but do-able' and then an amazing, unexpected gift...and I'm thankful... Still, it ... Read more

  • Had a few more ideas today..

    1/20/2018 10:43:21 PM, by CALAMITIE

    I should not have visited the quilt store. They have a huge section on sale. I looked but only got what i went to get and left. I did also go to the store and make sure we had plenty of food for all the animals at my house including myself. I think everyone in town was thinking the same thing. ... Read more

  • Donating Plasma

    1/20/2018 10:04:32 PM, by MISHAMOOR

    For those of you that don't know, I donate plasma at least once a week. I do this mainly because it pays a little extra money. That money has helped me in the past to buy groceries, and other essential items for my own personal well being. I also do it because it helps people out. There are life-th... Read more

  • Healthy Shopping

    1/20/2018 9:15:48 PM, by LOVELY*LADY

    Thinking of trying to only but healthy things... Read more

  • WOW!!!!!

    1/20/2018 8:50:39 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    I know that we are all very different in varied situations. I like to think that if I find something that makes a situation easier, I will be willing to share it. To cut right to the chase, I am CLAUSTROPHOBIC!!!!! There is nothing I can do about it and try to live around it as best I can. I hav... Read more

  • trubles

    1/20/2018 7:30:56 PM, by VARNDT1

    having trouble with my moitavarion, i even get free gym time and still have issues, my depression is getting the best of me. I really wish i could kick this but i feel so down all the time. I really wish I could change.... Read more

  • Waiting

    1/20/2018 7:22:25 PM, by LAM_MURPHY

    I had surgery on my ankle five weeks ago. Yesterday, I went to the Dr. for my check-up and now I am able to walk on my foot. Ya, with a walking boot. Still am unable to workout, but started doing my upper body. I just keep my weights out on the 🛋 couch. My son will do curls with me he is autis... Read more

  • Moving and Adjusting

    1/20/2018 5:33:02 PM, by HUMMINGBIRDCC

    Each day I continue to move in some way, walk, stretch, do light weights, dance, pretend rows (no rowing machine) etc. More or less keeping everything flexible through the challenges of chronic and acute pain. The anosmic and parosmic symtoms have been going on for almost a year. I am still wai... Read more

  • On to Adventure! Check-in 1/20/2018

    1/20/2018 4:22:07 PM, by DYLPRUSS

    Hello there all. I am still hovering around 240 Lbs, but I realized that it is okay. I will eventually lose those pounds. Mainly I am waiting for my doctor to clear me to workout after surgery. I mean more than just a 20 minute 2 mph walk. I am being more careful about what to eat but when my roo... Read more

  • Easter Wreath

    1/20/2018 4:19:41 PM, by BMGH85

    Well the other night I couldn’t sleep so I worked on a Easter egg wreath that I been trying to do for 2yrs now but didn’t have the willpower or energy to do!! Well all is left is to put the Bow on it and it be done!! Got the Bow made just got to add more length to attach to the wreath and I can fluf... Read more

  • The Motivation that Gets me By.

    1/20/2018 1:41:08 PM, by MEGANNE_ARNETT

    As a community, we provide each other with advice, insight, nurturing thoughts, respectful debate, &c. This has been a bit of a difficult post to lay out, and I was even contemplating not posting it. A few months ago, I decided to reach out to my stepfather in order to see my step-brothers again, ... Read more

  • Oops, I fell.

    1/20/2018 1:34:54 PM, by WISDREAMER

    Yesterday was not a healthy-eating day. I realize that it is stress that weakens me. I was given a new responsibility in the morning. That equaled stress for me. So I had a very large bowl of oil-popped popcorn for lunch. The boss said I didn't have to work this afternoon. Being at work--5 hours of ... Read more

  • The start of new me

    1/20/2018 1:31:40 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    After realizing that I would be separated from my mom if she had surgery and I would have to take care of my dog and be taken care of by a home health care nurse. It's the end of the road and it's the straw that broke the camel's back. I am tired of the pain. I am tired of the stares. After talking ... Read more

  • Staying on track in Vegas/pics =)

    1/20/2018 1:04:05 PM, by EMILY1283

    Hellooo. I am back from Vegas and I was super happy to weigh in this morning and see that I managed to lose a pound despite being inundated with food (and indulging a little) in Las Vegas. Eating in Vegas is expensive! Sure I could have eaten like McDonald's or snack bars, or little salads for... Read more

  • It's Been 11 months but 60 pounds are gone !!!!

    1/20/2018 12:20:21 PM, by FUZZYBEEZ

    Well, I went a head with the bariatric surgery. On September 26, 2017 I had Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy. I know surgery isn't for everyone, nor do I recommend it unless you seriously need it. You see I got started down this road because my diabetes was uncontrolled and getting worse no matter wha... Read more

  • Are you itching to start some seedlings or get out into th esoil? Spring will come!

    1/20/2018 11:18:34 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • SP points

    1/20/2018 11:14:49 AM, by CTUPTON

    Well, I think points are good for establishing the almost daily posting on SP. It does take awhile to learn the ropes and benefit from constant support! chris I kind of think I have established the habit. 100... Read more

  • Had to quit taking magnesium

    1/20/2018 11:06:39 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I called the doctor's office 2 days ago to tell them about the bitter taste and chaulky taste in my mouth. Well, he wants me to stop taking my magnesium for 2 weeks or so. Well, so far, no change in taste in my mouth and now I'm sore and tired. If I still feel like this in 5 days (the day of my mamm... Read more

  • Danced this morning!

    1/20/2018 10:46:27 AM, by BERCRYS

    I woke up with another headache this morning, but I took ibuprofen immediately and after it started working, I got up to get some steps in. It turned into dancing, and even though it only lasted about 12 or so minutes, I'm pleased. I didn't even have an asthma attack! Which is both good and amazi... Read more

  • Weekend Gratitude

    1/20/2018 10:22:14 AM, by RECOVERYMAMA

    I am grateful today because: *I got to sleep a little longer this morning, which helps! *I'm awake and drinking coffee! Yay, coffee!! *I get 'free' exercise by cleaning my house, so there's the bonus of clean floors and exercise doing it!! *this morning is peaceful and it's pretty outside *the sun ... Read more

  • Gym Nerves

    1/20/2018 10:01:52 AM, by MOONSHADOWE

    After this post I plan on posting a lot more pictures to document my journey. I just signed up with a new gym that opened a few blocks from the house. No pool this time, but it is really nice. Large with a variety of machines. I got a cheap membership for fitness in off peak hours, which works out g... Read more

  • Saturday...

    1/20/2018 9:52:09 AM, by TWEDEE777

    Hopefully going to Galena and walk around today. Suppose to be around 40°. Woohoo!! Enjoy your weekend everyone!!... Read more

  • Busy day

    1/20/2018 9:13:28 AM, by JAZZYGF

    As I sit here waiting to get in car for shopping all day my body does not want to goddaughters ages 52 and 48 love shopping and we are celebrating mary's 52 th birthday at cracker barren. I don't have extra money so I am limited. 521 Yesterday 3 hours getting phones set up at cingular ... Read more

  • I made weigh in!

    1/20/2018 8:09:26 AM, by CROUCHINGFLEA

    I am so excited that I made weigh in by 5 pounds!! I'm so happy (happy dance!). So soon, aka next week, I will buy my food (shakes, puddings, soups, drinks....) for my pre-surgery diet and talk with the surgery coordinator to set up a date. OMG, I'm so excited!!! It feels kinda like it's never going... Read more

  • :(

    1/20/2018 5:35:42 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Recovery from a sudden illness really scared the $#!@# outta me...........this has been a week I don't need to repeat! 198 Sooooooo thankful to have a low-activity weekend - perhaps I can get a few things done that have been neglected (and also try some show streaming with the new laptop... Read more

  • 1-19-18

    1/20/2018 1:19:14 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    All the books that I have bagged to leave are gone. I will need to go through more shelves to select more books to leave. Most of them have sold, which is nice. The likelihood that I will run across them again is kind of low. They are talking about snow all day Sunday, so I should take the recycling... Read more

  • Results of MRI.

    1/20/2018 12:42:17 AM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Well the results are in. I am not going to die but am looking at a slow recovery. Had option of surgery but would rather not if I can heal without it. The cause of my severe pain and spasms is Central Compression fracture of L4-L5. Here is the findings of my MRI: 1. Central Compression Fracture ... Read more