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  • No more chocolate cravings

    4/24/2017 1:55:32 PM, by LEARNASIGROW

    I thought I would do a blog about Magnesium, because I was deficient in it and didn't know it. I read an article and it said, "If you have chocolate cravings, you very likely have a magnesium deficiency." It is also related to leg cramps, sleep problems, and all sorts of mental health prob... Read more

  • You Can't Regret Regrets!

    4/24/2017 1:50:05 PM, by BEAUTYMOVEMENT

    Special milestones often invite reflection and with reflection comes regret. My two children are about to graduate and though this should be a very happy time for me, there is a sad echo inside saying I wish I would have been more, or done this. The truth is parenting is the hardest job in the worl... Read more

  • it's monday

    4/24/2017 1:45:51 PM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful.sunny day here today. getting a few errands done. then i will enjoy the rest of the day. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Long Time No Sea!!!

    4/24/2017 1:33:27 PM, by LAVENDARFIRE87

    Ha Ha! I crack myself up sometimes. So we just got back from our FIRST VACATION EVER! We went to Ocean City MD and Oh my goodness! SO MUCH WALKING. lol you can bet your patootie i counted that in with my exercise! Now, thats about the ONLY thing i stayed on track with! The food...MMMMM I have NEVER ... Read more

  • My Mother's Birthday.

    4/24/2017 1:16:30 PM, by FOXBAY99

    April 23rd is my Mothers's birthday ??? She passed in 1996. She always said her birthday was April 23rd because it was Shakespeare's birthday and she loved Shakespeare. When she died, 1996, her lawyer asked me why half of her documents said her birthday was April 22nd and the other half... Read more

  • Feeling Complete

    4/24/2017 12:02:48 PM, by TERRISTREK

    The weather was beautiful this weekend! By Sunday night my son was actually wanting to be inside because of how much we spent outside this weekend. We made huge strides with our garden. We have the area dug out and we're ready to add dirt. We decided not to do that this weekend because our see... Read more

  • No change in weight but did plenty of exercises

    4/24/2017 10:54:06 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Yesterday I weighed myself and I weighed 198 pounds and today I still weigh that much. I did plenty of exercising even though I didn't eat that well. I had an upset stomach after eating lunch and I had some fried foods. So I do know that I need to cut that out from now on. That and greasy and sweets... Read more

  • Moving ahead with new goals

    4/24/2017 10:17:40 AM, by RSCHWARTZ2

    These goals are intended to reflect a new more positive, confident me consistent with the spark principle of a living a healthy full life. They are really simple and most people do them everyday without even thinking about them. To me they are a major accomplishment showing that I am no longer ind... Read more

  • Ones inner self????

    4/24/2017 10:08:07 AM, by MLAWLEY

    Self confidence, self esteem, self acceptence ,all words that you don't have when you are over weight. Because some where down the line, you were taught to be ashamed of who you are as a person. There comes a time when you have to look in that mirror and say I am worthy I am a person I am me and I ... Read more

  • My reason for losing weight

    4/24/2017 9:55:34 AM, by MEEMAW1949

    This is one of my rewards for losing weight and I have till 2018 to do it, and the other is my 50 year reunion. This is a Elio and it is a autocycle. I just love it and being slim is a plus for me being in this thing. ... Read more

  • New Day

    4/24/2017 9:49:46 AM, by WYTRIX

    Although I am not 100% better, I feel so much better. Being sick can really mess you up. This morning my goals are to get up, get ready for work, make my breakfast and lunch, take my 8 minute walk I do every day at work, and some mild exercise. Ear is still giving me problems with my vertigo, so can... Read more

  • April 24: Small Goals Commitment Challenge Button

    4/24/2017 9:35:08 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone Happy Monday! Who is ready for a Monday commitment to reach goals this week? Woohoo that we hit 2,500 presses yesterday. Our goal by the end of Saturday is 5,000 presses together. I am ready for a strong week. My 10+ fitness minutes streak is really kicking in with grea... Read more

  • Call. The. Doctor.

    4/24/2017 9:08:22 AM, by VIRTUAL_ADEPT

    Depression, or rather, MY depression is insidious. 6 years ago, with baby number 3, I had postpartum depression. I was sent home from the hospital with a prescription and that was that. I took the pills (which also helped me quit smoking) and felt better. Once the prescription was done I stopped tak... Read more

  • Love Yourself More to Hit That Goal

    4/24/2017 7:59:46 AM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Fall in love with yourself to help hit that goal! That's my newest advice to you. It's very difficult to hate your body and do right by it. Why? When you don't like someone, do you really go that extra mile for them? You tend to avoid them, and thus their care. Yes, you may white knuckle t... Read more

  • One step at a time

    4/24/2017 7:44:44 AM, by BAKES3000

    When I restarted Spark last week, I set my goals at one pound a week. Today I am 1.5 down and I am working to make my brain celebrate the loss. I have had a very livable week, indulging in several non-diet choices as my "hectic" lifestyle has demanded. Usually when I "begin again," I enjoy a rapid... Read more

  • Scale ir no scle?

    4/24/2017 7:37:25 AM, by DEBSPAG

    Still in my first week. This is the first day where my weight is showing a gain. This, on the surface is frustrating. But it also, I think, will help me stay focused because I really want to do this. And I'm still really motivated. I know soon is when I hit the challenge that I always hit, good for ... Read more

  • Day 329 (april 24) bad binge last night 111 hangover

    4/24/2017 6:05:59 AM, by FAILBETTER6

    hang over from bad bad binge. 1400 cals of snacks. planned it but i ate more and more and more couldnt stop. hate myself when will i learn. at least stupid shows are done.... Read more

  • I REALLY NEED TO FOCUS ON MY GOALS.

    4/24/2017 6:04:27 AM, by WOMANOFLOVE

    Didn't focus last week. It was a rough one. But today is another start to a new week. I'm going to be successful because I'm aware and moving foward.... Read more

  • Siblings

    4/24/2017 5:10:35 AM, by CREE123

    This photo is taken with my sisters. I had sewn the quilt top and they helped me quilt it together. It was a gift for our 'baby' brother. I am in the process of making another for the oldest in my sibling group. We are orphans now in our middle age. We lost our mother in 2013 and our ... Read more

  • 4-23-17

    4/24/2017 3:20:57 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Went to get gas today. Seems like everybody else did too, so I didn't get gas. Shopped instead. I have until next Sunday to use the gas discount, so I'm good. Talked to Crystal today. She's doing well but Sam hurt his knee.... Read more

  • What is this Sleep of Which You Speak?

    4/24/2017 2:59:25 AM, by PANDORAN

    Good grief. I know my babysitting shift starts early, but not this early. I've got to get a grip on my sleep cycle. Is it even possible that my years of working graveyards are still messing with me, nearly 2 years after I left my old job? It could be the procrastination too, I suppose. May... Read more

  • The at home day...

    4/23/2017 11:47:18 PM, by CALAMITIE

    A lot happened at home today. I did not even try to call my mom. I will take her the groceries she asked for on Sat. in the morning but I'm going to try for every other day this week. I trimmed all the butterfly blocks and I really do need to go to the quilt store to get a couple of more y... Read more

  • 4/23/17 - Bedtime

    4/23/2017 11:35:01 PM, by GORDON66

    Jody had too many hostas. She dug them up and gave them to me. I happily planted them in a shady spot at the front of the house. I went to a lovely wedding yesterday and saw the newlyweds today. They are flying to the Dominican Republic for a their honeymoon on Tuesday. I hope they have a w... Read more

  • How Sparkpeople fails pregnant women (and everyone else)

    4/23/2017 10:57:03 PM, by AUBRETTE

    Recently I re-listened to "The Spark" while at work. I had some down time and felt inspired to pick up the audiobook after 6 years. I remember how shy and normal Sparkguy sounded, like a regular dude who is good at some things but not others (namely, he isn't very good at reading audiobooks aloud, b... Read more

  • Things I Like to Do More than Eating - Teaching the Dog to Run with the Bike

    4/23/2017 10:33:46 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This afternoon for the first time I had Royce learn to run on a leash beside my bike. We are in a very small quiet neighborhood so there was minimal traffic. She did very well and with more practice will be a superstar. This week in the 5% Challenge, we are monitoring our calcium intake. I lea... Read more

  • Sunday Funday

    4/23/2017 9:40:33 PM, by RAEDEEDUF

    Beautiful day here in Iowa. Took a motorcycle ride with my boyfriend. Actually didn't worry about my weight or what and how much I was eating. I just focused on the wind in my hair and the scenery. Today was probably the first time in a while that I was able to relax. Constantly trying juggle wo... Read more

  • 1 thing every day.

    4/23/2017 9:30:38 PM, by 6819CSJ1

    I was in a accident with neighbors car. I backed into it. Migraine followed by muscle relaxers. Still established one thing. Signed my daughter up for local rec gym with me.:)... Read more

  • Who Does What?????

    4/23/2017 9:25:48 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    A man and his wife were having an argument about who should brew the coffee each morning. The wife said, "You should do it because you get up first, and then we don't have to wait as long to get our coffee. The husband said, "You are in charge of cooking around here and you should do it, b... Read more

  • One minute away from happiness

    4/23/2017 7:26:14 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Yesterday I walked a 19 minute mile . I had to get my workout in and I had to hurry to get it done. If your faster you burn more calories .Your heart rate and endorphin's go up. You get healthy and that's supposed to make you happy and most days it does , but some days it is not enough, Today ... Read more

  • The ongoing lesson of letting go

    4/23/2017 6:55:58 PM, by BEESHELL8

    Most of you know about the serenity prayer, I'm assuming. If not, here it is. It's used to close many 12-step meetings. And even if you don't have any -isms or addictions, it's a pretty good prayer for life in general. Funny thing, I have a small ceramic knick knack with that saying on it tha... Read more

  • Fitness Goal - SparkCoach

    4/23/2017 6:20:33 PM, by AWINK2017

    Today's SparkCoach lesson was dealt with what to do if you are bored with you fitness goal and to make changes. I'm still good with my fitness goal of being active at least 10 minutes a day - typically walking. I'm finding that on most days, I actually wind up with 30 minutes of active walking, but... Read more

  • TRYING TO GET OUT OF THIS SLUMP I'VE BEEN IN

    4/23/2017 5:40:27 PM, by MAYIE53

    I can always tell if I'm in a positive or negative frame of mind by the thoughts that form in my head. It seems that lately . . . I'm not exactly sure how long this has been . . . my thoughts have tended to favor the negative variety. I'm still in the 'trying to figure out what's wrong' phase so it... Read more

  • Sigh........

    4/23/2017 3:07:28 PM, by RASPBERRY56

    Another late day in getting online - not a real problem, but still feel strange to change up the usual routine the way I had this weekend....... Received some disturbing news about a family acquaintance today - sigh........... Beautiful weather today - may get out for a brief walk at a loc... Read more

  • Back is almost 100%

    4/23/2017 2:17:04 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    My back is starting to feel a lot better. Here and there I get a little twinge but Im able to stand up straight. Since Wednesday (when it happened) I havent really been resting it. I still did dishes, help lift my grandma, fixed food, and did some cleaning. Today though I am going to rest. Im m... Read more

  • I'm not here looking for dates.

    4/23/2017 1:49:53 PM, by WALKERANT

    I'm here to track my progress to becoming healthier. I just had a Spark user email me and basically tell me he could see himself spending his life with me after reading my Spark profile. Yeah, no. I had a cheat meal last night which ended up being kind of a lot - 1300 calories at least - w... Read more

  • Lost 2 pounds and back into the 190s

    4/23/2017 1:31:00 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Yesterday I was at 200 pounds and today I'm down to 198 pounds. I lost 2 pounds. I am glad that I am out of the 200s now. After all the exercises that I have done and the mowing the yard later on, I should be able to lose some more weight. I already took the dog for 2 walks for 15 minutes each, walk... Read more

  • How you will get to know me.

    4/23/2017 12:38:14 PM, by SETTINGMEFREE

    I communicate through the app on the community feed. Easier that way during the busy work week. Checking me out that way, is the best way to get to know me. You can also click on my pics which is what I post on the community feed. Bless up.... Read more

  • Keep on Truckin'

    4/23/2017 10:35:32 AM, by BAKES3000

    It's a challenge to focus on healthy eating choices when there is a lot of stress causing me to be constantly outside of situations I can control. I find that I am often not near places where food choices are easy, and I am frequently being challenged to ignore food available and waiting until late... Read more

  • Humor

    4/23/2017 10:28:50 AM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    I found these jokes the other day on face book and thought they were funny. I thought I would share them. Country folk have a special sense of humor. I hope you enjoyed it.... Read more

  • Not a good night for me last night

    4/23/2017 10:14:28 AM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    We spent some time with some friends last night. However the husband bragged about killing a dog and lying about it. Because of that I had nightmares about him killing dogs. This guy has serious issues and this is coming from someone who is a psychology major.... Read more

  • April 23: Small Goals Commitment Challenge Button

    4/23/2017 10:04:27 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone Happy Sunday! Woohoo for crossing 2,000 commitment presses this morning! We might hit 2,500 today. Highlights include: * Today is day 14 in a row blogging for this challenge * Yesterday was day 70 of my 10+ fitness minutes streak. My highlight was practicing tennis serve... Read more

  • Thank God for Tarragon...

    4/23/2017 9:15:38 AM, by PANDORAN

    I've tried losing weight before, years ago. I did well until I lost sight of why I was doing what I was doing. Now my teenager has followed in my footsteps, and I'm not only having to fight myself but her as well. On top of that, in the last year, I've developed a real love of cooking, so having to ... Read more

  • ups and downs

    4/23/2017 9:15:36 AM, by BUGGSBY

    So I just went through my first big obstacle. Fell off the wagon the first time. For about four days this week I was too depressed to track my food or even log into the site. I ate fast food, broke my eating at night rule, and generally just laid around not caring. I was also kind of mentally ... Read more

  • Week goal

    4/23/2017 8:18:02 AM, by DEBSPAG

    This is week my goal is to log food every day. That is my seven day challenge. Each week I will focus on a different goal. I find thechallenges really help me establish new habits. I gave up sugar a few weeks ago. And since then I have stopped raiding the chocolates. ... Read more

  • Day 328 (april 23) 110 lbs (deficit of 721)

    4/23/2017 7:33:18 AM, by FAILBETTER6

    man oh man yesterday was a really great day . I wasnt hungry and thus didnt really eat until dinner . if i had not eaten a nightime snack i would have had an 875 or so intake,. honestly that's what i need to be doing for weightloss. if i look at my average for april its still ridiculously high close... Read more

  • A Better Day

    4/23/2017 7:15:51 AM, by ROQOUIE51

    Yesterday was a much better day, than the one before. However, i did realize that I have hit my breaking point. My daughter and I didn't speak much, but when we did, I didn't believe her. The deceitful lie she told previous day was the proverbial 'straw that broke the camel's back'. As i s... Read more

  • Goose

    4/23/2017 7:07:49 AM, by CREE123

    I thought this goose looked like a ball. Cute, cute, cute. I decided that this blog is going to include fun things too. I mean if I'm happy, that would only lead to being more healthy. Being sad and pitiful only leaves me feeling stuck and hopeless. So if i post things i love, that wi... Read more

  • 4-22-17

    4/23/2017 2:54:12 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Earth day and I stayed home. Planned, loosely, what I want to do next week. Sunday I take the recycling down and wash my hair and dishes plus maybe run a load of laundry. Monday I wash bedding and bring the recycling can back up. Tuesday I go to Hero Headquarters and maybe to 2nd & Charles to offloa... Read more

  • not as bad as I had feared.

    4/23/2017 12:37:03 AM, by CHRIS3874

    Well I went to bed stupidly at 11:30 last night got up one or 2 times last night was up at 6:30? fed the cats took my pills and drank a bit of coffee watched about 10 minutes of tv and decided to go back to bed and slept until almost 11. I didn't feel as bad as I took some cyclobenziprene last night... Read more

  • Day 22: I jumped on board the FitBit train... and I love it.

    4/22/2017 11:55:58 PM, by PHOENIXRISING87

    So I got a fit bit. And I'm already totally hooked on it. Though I'm not entirely sure how accurate this thing is, it does at least give me a pretty good general idea of what I'm doing throughout the day. I went for a 4.5 mile walk today, and got my 10,000 steps in and then some for t... Read more

  • Gods Day

    4/22/2017 11:30:55 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and send out love hugs... Read more

  • I want to quit my mom job...

    4/22/2017 11:14:01 PM, by CALAMITIE

    I really need a break from mom. Yesterday she just didn't feel good and today when I went to check on her she said she'd choked on a piece of meat at lunch and they almost had to call 911. But she recovered and just wanted to sleep. She looked a bit off today again. I'm going to try to stay home... Read more

  • Saturday

    4/22/2017 10:15:19 PM, by SHNERPLES

    Went to the gym in the afternoon. Short walk on the treadmill. Got double my goal on my Misfit fitness tracker. Might play racquetball tomorrow, if the weather holds up.... Read more

  • I made it through my work day!

    4/22/2017 9:10:18 PM, by MYAKAYAH

    I did round 645am-2pm at work basically; had a vegan lunch and came home and took a nap lol! That is how it went! I fed the cat, fed the kid and SO Middle Eastern food from a joint near my work. Interesting for sure. Got up and it looked like it had snowed a bit overnight. At work I made a pot ... Read more

  • jokes and Week 3 Blog for Aspire to Inspire

    4/22/2017 8:27:06 PM, by CANDOK1260

    Our blog assignment for this week for our Aspire to Inspire BSG challenges is to write about: Showers of Blessings...what are some things that bless you during this time of year? 1. the warmer weather 2. the longer day light 3. mom birthday this year her 91st 4. more birds singing in the mor... Read more

  • Reboot

    4/22/2017 7:51:54 PM, by WYTRIX

    Went to the doctors and they said I had strep and a sinus infection. Knocked me down for the whole week. I did however, power through it today and made sure I got my full day's worth of exercise in. Although I was sick, I still did exercises, mildly, but still did them, except for Wednesday, that wa... Read more

  • Want Inspiration? (Good one!)

    4/22/2017 7:39:48 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi SparkPeople Members Below is the text of my weekly SparkGuy email that is going out tonight. I'm posting it here on the site as well. Today I have a special request: a SparkPeople member named Anissa is battling liver cancer. She posted on her SparkPage that doctors originally gave h... Read more

  • Rough patch continues.........

    4/22/2017 7:24:17 PM, by RASPBERRY56

    Continuing computer issues, struggles with eating, home issues - it just *never seems to end*......... Can't get my mojo back and it's really getting irritating now! 28... Read more

  • Consistency is key

    4/22/2017 7:18:11 PM, by SIMPLYSEMINOLE

    Today was a good day. I stayed on track with diet and exercise. Tommorow is my cheat meal day! Decided this time id tone. It down and not have an all out feast. I always do dinner and dessert. And usually a margarita beforehand. Thinking i will skip the chips and salsa or have the waitress jus... Read more

  • Gray day, gray mood

    4/22/2017 6:56:43 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    Roomie's best friend told me that in addition to dementia, roomie has long term psychiatric issues (I had suspected as much). Meantime, they moved a man into the room across the hall who used to attend the same psychiatric day program as roomie. When he gets upset he screams obscenities at the top o... Read more

  • Looking Forward, Looking Back

    4/22/2017 4:58:55 PM, by TROISMOMMY

    I've been "trying" to lose weight since forever. I don't know when it happened. I suppose when I was in my 20s, I was just trying to keep in shape. Once I got married, I gained about 15 pounds and found myself eating birthday cake at 4 in the afternoon because I was stressed. That day I signed up wi... Read more

  • Elliptical

    4/22/2017 4:56:55 PM, by JANICEK56

    My daughter brought me an elliptical she wasn't using when she was here for Easter. I had no idea how much work it is to use one! REALLY tough on the knees. I was only able to do 1 minute at a time at first, but today I have done 2 - 5 minute stretches on it. Over 500 strides in each... Read more

  • HIP PAIN

    4/22/2017 4:32:26 PM, by CHERYLE51

    I haven't been Sparking for awhile. No reason. Recently at the school district I work in has started having free Zumba and free Yoga classes. I have done zumba a few times and I tried yoga once. I am having a lot more hip pain lately and I was wondering if this added activity could be the r... Read more

  • The Silent Treatment

    4/22/2017 4:20:35 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. Suddenly, the man realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him at 5 AM for an early morning business flight. Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE),... Read more

  • Word of the Day: green-collar

    4/22/2017 3:58:17 PM, by LT3AG4S

    Word of the Day: green-collar [green-kol-er] http://static.sfdict.com/aud
    io/NEW2014/4419370.mp3 adjective 1. noting or pertaining to workers, jobs, or businesses that are involved in protecting the environment or solving environmental problems. noun, Also, green collar 2. a green-coll... Read more

  • Good Nutritional Ideas

    4/22/2017 3:15:08 PM, by JRBMOMMY3

    Make half your plate fruits and vegetables. Focus on whole fruits. grapes or raisins; peaches, plums, or apricots; prunes; bananas; cantaloupe; apples or pears; oranges; grapefruit; strawberries; and blueberriesVary your veggies. Make half your grains whole grains.Whole-grain corn, Whole oat... Read more

  • it's saturday

    4/22/2017 2:56:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    a nice and sunny day here today. woo hoo! my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i do not have too much planned for today. i will most definitely enjoy the day! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Planet Fitness Week 13

    4/22/2017 2:48:08 PM, by LADYTARLTON

    M: 30 mins elliptical, alternating arms & legs 3 sets of 8-10. T: 45 mins treadmill, legs 3 sets of 8-10, 50 crunches. W: 45 mins treadmill, arms 3 sets of 8-10, 50 crunches. T: 30 mins treadmill. F: 30 mins treadmill, legs 3 sets of 8-10, upright bike 15 mins. I read an ... Read more

  • No loss, no gain . . .

    4/22/2017 2:15:56 PM, by BECKMIT

    No loss today, BUT, no gain either!!! I can definitely live with that. I'll take some time until my next weigh-in to reflect on the reasons I am making this gradual life change. Reading my blogs is a great motivator since they clearly state why I started on this life-changing journey; I tend t... Read more

  • Long time no see!

    4/22/2017 1:32:38 PM, by RAEDEEDUF

    It's been 2279 days since my last blog. That means it's been that many days since I lost control. But today is a new day. Today I'm taking an active roll in improving my health. 40 is poking it's nasty little head around the corner and I don't want to look or feel this way when it finally appear... Read more

  • Diary of a Wimpy Lady

    4/22/2017 1:10:38 PM, by FUNNYGIRLJESS

    It's a silly title. Just wanted to say how emotions can get the better of me and I am not happy about that...I want to be happy....all the time. That's unrealistic. But why does sadness creep up and ruin my morning? I am making a healthy future for me and the kids. Enough said, it's work...i... Read more

  • Too Much

    4/22/2017 1:03:52 PM, by RAWSUNSHINE

    Hello beautiful strangers, It has been pretty busy over here, and when I say busy I mean BUSY! We have had three weeks of nonstop guests--and I am so, so, so tired. Tired of entertaining, tired of cooking and cleaning, and most of all, tired of falling out of control with my diet! Has an... Read more

  • Letting my spark streak lapse

    4/22/2017 12:20:51 PM, by BEESHELL8

    For about 125 days straight, I've logged into Sparkpeople - to track food, exercise, and some days, just to spin the wheel so I'd keep the streak going. Until Thursday. I thought about grabbing my phone and just spinning for points. But I didn't. I'd had a bad eating day, especially after dinn... Read more

  • Food Baby

    4/22/2017 12:17:42 PM, by TEAMWAX

    I've been slowly making healthy changes in my life for about 3 months now; I've added significant fitness goals for about 2 months; I've been very committed to health and wellness for about 1 month. The weight is coming off slllllooooowwwwwllllly, but I see changes in my muscles, my skin, my postur... Read more

  • Awesome

    4/22/2017 12:14:15 PM, by GAYLLYNNE

    Know what's awesome? Getting a notification at 11 am from fitbit that I am just 2200 steps from 10,000!! No question I will get there and then some!! Woohoo....feeling fit! 236... Read more

  • Planning Meals

    4/22/2017 11:53:27 AM, by CATHYMARIE2014

    This week my meal planning was not the best. I am focusing on what I did this week that was to my advantage: I took the stairs every day. I ate fruit or vegies every day. I tracked food and wore my fit bit tracker. I am making steps towards ten minutes of de stress management, th... Read more

  • Fresh Start to Paleo

    4/22/2017 11:09:11 AM, by DEBUTANTE8

    Jumped back on the Paleo bandwagon on Monday, 4/17. I have lost 8 lbs already (I know it's mostly water, but don't burst my bubble)! Cut out weeknight alcohol consumption and will limit to once per week. Feeling great!... Read more

  • April 22: Small Goals Commitment Challenge Button

    4/22/2017 10:16:22 AM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone Happy Saturday! I hope you are ready for a fun and good weekend! We will cross 1,500 presses today -- thanks again for your support! Many people have a tough time on the weekend when building a healthy lifestyle. The structure of the week often keeps them in check, but then ... Read more

  • Looking Ahead

    4/22/2017 9:21:28 AM, by HOMEINTR

    With my invalid mother now living with me, my days are tedium at best. My kitchen blackboard states some goals I made when she first moved in that I hoped would make my life more interesting. I wrote: "Knit, read fun books, read literature, take gym nights, take online classes. Write." When my mothe... Read more

  • Next week 7-days plan

    4/22/2017 8:44:32 AM, by ISABELLE84

    7-days plan are working. So I am going to stick with it. Here is my new cellphone background. I like having the reminder on my phone - I look at it very often during the day! Med-free journey, well it itches a lot but I sleep (not as well, but it is enough for now and a lot better than I ant... Read more

  • Peaceful Weekend

    4/22/2017 8:25:37 AM, by JANICEK56

    I stepped on the scales this morning. Down one pound.... any loss is a good loss! I have a long to-do list for this weekend and here I sit in bed with a cup of tea feeling quite content and wondering what I will tackle first when I get up. 334 Happy Saturday!... Read more

  • Day 327 (april 22) 111 lbs

    4/22/2017 8:08:42 AM, by FAILBETTER6

    same shot different day. same same same numbers going on a year now. up and down a little but basically 111 whatever. im doing this pointlessly for control i guess. so retarded. ate too much last night again as always. ficking chocolate covered katie and her sthiitpid mug cake ugh hate mys... Read more

  • Sat - Something to ALWAYS keep in mind 04/22/2017

    4/22/2017 6:15:15 AM, by PLATINUM755

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  • Day 360...Hmm?

    4/22/2017 5:48:07 AM, by SIXLESTER69

    Since the weather is getting warmer, I decided to do my yearly ritual of bringing out my totes of summer clothes. This is usually accompanied by a brief fashion show that ends in a heavy sigh when I realize all of them still fit. I have not magically become smaller over the winter months. In fact a ... Read more

  • Second week

    4/22/2017 5:07:43 AM, by CANDOWILL

    Its been almost 2 weeks since I started using sparkpeople app for tracking and motivation. Week one was a success, I met my 1.5lb weight loss goal. This week has been more all over the place, less on track, all into my emotions. Its ok though, as I know that I was adjusting to my mom and sis moving ... Read more

  • Trying to make new ways

    4/22/2017 4:50:01 AM, by CREE123

    My granddaughter was so annoyed while i tried to snap this photo of her, to make her the letter L. she is now three! Walked a little ways today pushing a stroller. Will get back into more exercise. Was happy to get some help from a friend and was able to buy fresh fruit and vegetab... Read more

  • Sugar Cravings

    4/22/2017 3:36:19 AM, by LASTROSE91

    Cravings for sweet stuff is getting out of hand again.... Have to regroup and try again tomorrow.... I went shopping and have a lot of beautiful nourishing fruit and healthy veggies.... So I am prepared now.... 550 45... Read more

  • 4-21-17

    4/22/2017 2:29:01 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Chilly day and I feel cold. The house is at 70 degrees, so I should not feel chilled. I think it's the blood thinners. Paid a couple of bills that would have been late if I waited until money day. It rained last night. The grass is greening up nicely. I still need to check the sump pump pipe. If we ... Read more

  • Finding Things I Like to Do More than Eating & Earth Day Walk

    4/22/2017 1:17:24 AM, by KALISWALKER

    This morning I joined 3 kindergarten classes for their nature walk. Later had a visit with my neighbor/friend, rounded up a few things for the church rummage sale tomorrow, then a dog walk to the duck pond. Tonight we went to a movie, Hidden Figures - great movie! It's helped having prepped fr... Read more

  • Three Things I Need to Figure Out

    4/22/2017 12:23:26 AM, by IAN2409

    OK, I've thought about what I need to do differently. It really breaks down into three things (problems). 1 is time. I've got to find time to workout and workout hard. This shouldn't be so hard because I love doing it. I love sweating and the feeling during and after. But time slips away and by... Read more

  • 4/21/17 - Bedtime

    4/22/2017 12:18:08 AM, by GORDON66

    I was happy to get back into the gym. On the way out of the grocery store, I ran into one of my fitness instructors. She was dressed for success and looked lovely. I got a kick out of seeing her wearing something besides her gym attire. I opened a box of Wheat Thins and started snacking ... Read more

  • Thinking positive.

    4/21/2017 11:47:06 PM, by MRSHOSTEN

    I was trying to do a push up and he asked me'what you doing and he laughed i just thought to my self i will get this push to get in shape. But guys am in tears really i cant figure out how to do it.... Read more

  • Happy Friday-a bit of ranting involved

    4/21/2017 11:16:18 PM, by MYAKAYAH

    HI, Happy Friday Night for all of you. Even for me even though I have to go into work tomorrow to fix a huge mistake that my Supervisor made this week. That it took all week to correct really makes me angry. His second language is English. However, if I repeat back to you what you said for me t... Read more

  • not looking forward to tomorrow.

    4/21/2017 11:09:59 PM, by CHRIS3874

    For about the last week my "employer" has had me working in a neglected area of the shop. As part of that entailed disposing of 45 pieces rather heavy lumps of metal (without wanting to tip my hand as to what my employer does) Of course where they are given my luck was not a convenient or easily acc... Read more

  • Please Learn From My Mistake

    4/21/2017 10:30:18 PM, by MISSCHEEVEEUS

    I. Am. SO. Sick! The good news its not in the "ooh I got a cold" type of sick. But more so the "something didn't quite agree with my stomach" sick. So here I am blogging to distract myself. Whats new...? Today I learned how to hang IV medications! We learned the different parts of the machine ... Read more

  • Taking tiny steps to progress

    4/21/2017 10:24:56 PM, by CALAMITIE

    I got my hair done this morning...way to early, then ran to town because I had a doctor appt. She tweaked my asthma meds to see if they won't work better now and I stopped to see mom. She said she didn't know if she was on foot or horseback today. I told her she was fine she feels that way a lot... Read more

  • Baby steps

    4/21/2017 9:56:37 PM, by DEBSPAG

    Second day in a row I logged my food. I also preplannrd my meals for tomorrow. I am keeping my goal and big reward in mind. I'm doing this!!... Read more

  • Lost hearing aid! I am frantic!

    4/21/2017 9:35:09 PM, by CTUPTON

    Yesterday I lost one hearing aid!!! 46 I went out shopping for an exercise top yesterday. I think I had both hearing aids in at that time. But.. this week a couple of days I actually forgot to wear them! So I am not positive about having them in the store. Our apartment was cleaned today... Read more

  • Some really good days in the lab

    4/21/2017 8:54:38 PM, by PLAINJANEDOE

    A tech and I designed some equipment for the new space, bought the components, and built it. We lifted and pushed around a bunch of heavy stuff and it felt awesome.... Read more

  • Sending Aloha Happy Moments

    4/21/2017 8:09:14 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Most people don't allow the happy moment because they're so busy trying to get a happy life," Esther Hicks Sending you all some happy moments today .Happy moments add up to a happy healthy life. Some of mine for today...... A stop at the grocery store where I bought two healthy roasting... Read more