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  • update on visit with Rita

    10/2/2014 12:05:23 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    Well I am to use crutches for four weeks while wearing the boot. I am also to take Meloxicam for inflammation of my feet and take topamax for foot and leg pain. She wants x-rays of my back to see if my back is okay. I go in Tue for those. Wednesday I get the crutches.... Read more

  • Frustrated!!! I just cannot seem to catch a break.

    10/2/2014 12:03:59 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    If it isn't one pulled muscle it is another. Tried to go out for my 4.5 mile run this morning only to realize I some how pulled a calf muscle. I made it a 1/10 of a mile before I had to turn around and limp home. Even walking is painful, and it is in a spot that unless I do single leg calf raises on... Read more

  • So far so good today!

    10/2/2014 11:59:08 AM, by 10ALLIE05

    The only thing I am doing wrong is not drinking enough water today. I have had one cup of coffee and one cup of tea sweetened with stevia. I just filled up my water bottle that holds three glasses though. Tonight I think I am going to make baked skinless chicken and vegetables for dinner.... Read more

  • Autumn Goal

    10/2/2014 11:49:52 AM, by LITTLEIM

    Inspired by a fellow sparker, I have decided to set myself some goals for Autumn: 1. to stay in calorie range for 6 days a week This is to encourage myself to avoid being too bad at weekends and undoing all my good work during the working week. If I let myself have 1 day a week I think I'... Read more

  • What happened to my energy spurt of the last few weeks?

    10/2/2014 11:39:17 AM, by CTUPTON

    I now have no energy at all--going on 4 days now. I need to fix this! ... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/2/2014 10:58:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful day has begun. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well. i have a mix of tasks to get done today. i am taking a break now before i do some more of them. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Cloudy day this morning

    10/2/2014 10:51:18 AM, by MEXGAL1

    Living somewhere where we brag about our constant good weather, it's weird to have so many cloudy days. The good news is that it usually burns off and we have bright afternoons. I am waiting for the showers to stop before I walk the doggies. It's funny when we lived in the Seattle area I never th... Read more

  • not every day???

    10/2/2014 10:39:07 AM, by CONEJA64

    Well, even when I am not tracking my food intake and fitness I did, I am on my way. My motivation stills, I lost some weight, and my clothes are not as tight as to be some days ago. I am happy, with more energy, and generally I feel ... Read more

  • Cloudy Thursday

    10/2/2014 10:38:40 AM, by EARTHMOM16

    It's a beautiful cloudy day...I really hope it rains! I love rain and storms! I'm taking tomorrow off, because the new central heat and air units are going in...and you know, it's been very warm all week, tomorrow, when the air is going in, it's only suppose to get in the 70's. I just have to... Read more

  • Day 79 of 135 - My little workout boy/buddy

    10/2/2014 10:19:46 AM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    So our youngest had his 8th birthday yesterday and one of his main requests was for workout gear! He has always been active - he must burn 1000's of calories every day and I often wished I had his energy. And ever since starting sparkpeople and becoming more serious about fitness and healthy eating,... Read more

  • Suck it up Buttercup!

    10/2/2014 9:57:50 AM, by FAITHGRYL

    Life happens and we all know it! Sometimes we get hit with unexpected family issues or illness or maybe it is all the little things that are adding up…but it happens and we feel like we are alone on an island in the middle of the chaos and no one really cares about the struggle we are going throu... Read more

  • Nala (the Ferret) and Her Story

    10/2/2014 8:51:47 AM, by JUSTJAIMESIZED

    Yesterday I rushed Nala to the vet to see if I could save her life. After a fecal exam, it was confirmed that she has one of the most horrible diseases a ferret can get: E.C.E. For those of you who don't know... it is HIGHLY contagious, and it's a nightmare to deal with. The vet had to give her... Read more

  • Still Not Good

    10/2/2014 8:50:42 AM, by BWYLDE

    This is a really bad state I'm in right now. My depression, anxiety and OCD is bad, really bad. I just just don't want to get out of bed. I take care of my family, make sure their needs are met, interact a bit (cook, eat, play games, go shopping, read, ect... I refuse to be a negligent mother bec... Read more

  • Pain

    10/2/2014 8:22:32 AM, by KATLORAX

    My Mother only seems to understand sharp annoying pain that sends you to the ER. She is on me to call my sister who has been having pain in her abdomen, which I am concerned about, but really mom, I'm in pain everyday because it is a constant in my life I guess I don't make a big enough deal about ... Read more

  • I know I've Had A Good Workout When...

    10/2/2014 8:16:59 AM, by AAH901184

    When I'm really sweaty and my heart is pumping, but I feel good about myself I know I've had a good workout... Read more

  • New day.

    10/2/2014 8:04:16 AM, by MADDYSAMOMMY

    My last blog was Set 14th. Im not happy about that but sometimes I get so low and dark inside and I don't want to put it out there on paper because that makes it more real to me that I am messed up inside. I have a weight problem all my life and there is no way I can avoid this without facing ... Read more


    10/2/2014 7:54:53 AM, by EL-KABONG

    Listened to the angelic Grace Potter sing this in tribute to Levon Helm on my drive in..... They say everything can be replaced They say every distance is not near So I remember every face Of every man who put me here I see my light come shinin' From the west down to the east ... Read more

  • quick update for Oct

    10/2/2014 7:36:38 AM, by NEWMEISHERE

    Just a quick update on all thats been happening. . . . . I heard back re; the enabler job,despite having highest score out of all who had taken test and being only one that had knowledge of BSL/WRAP/ETC I did not even get on the training course. Apparently they had people more qualified (story ... Read more

  • RIP Mr. Cook =*(

    10/2/2014 7:13:01 AM, by NSKYLINE115

    Last night my mom called me and told me our family friend had passed away earlier this week, he was in his mid to upper 80’s and had cancer. I knew him for almost 20 years, he saw me grow up. He bought me my first rabbit, took me hiking and taught me about nature, introduced me to music and bought m... Read more

  • Weight Loss Ain't No Joke!

    10/2/2014 7:12:32 AM, by ANGELALYNN35

    Sick and tired of being sick and tired! I'm back at it again, and hoping I can make it this time. Losing weight is the hardest thing I've ever tried to do. I'm the type of person that if I want something bad enough I can make it happen regardless of what is going on with me or around me but this "we... Read more

  • Over that hump (of a day)......

    10/2/2014 7:10:52 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Got word that the corrected bedding should arrive mid-day today.......I think I'll hang out elsewhere instead of go home for lunch - there will likely not only be the arrival of the bed and installation folks, but also some mid-day visitors for an unrelated activity (why the fam didn't call them to ... Read more

  • two days

    10/2/2014 7:07:27 AM, by MONARCH17

    So far this week am printing my menu for each day and have gotten some type of exercise in. Went out with friends last night and did not order an appetizer. Ate an arugula salad with ginger dressing with a small portion of linguine and clams. Only one bottle of beer instead of two gl... Read more

  • Craig Ferguson

    10/2/2014 7:04:41 AM, by YESICANYESIWILL

    I couldn't believe our luck. We got to our destination in L.A. without any trouble at all. We GPSed it; that traffic optimizer did its job! It sent us up 2 freeways I've never been on before, in 25+ years of driving to and from L.A. One of them, I'm not even sure where it goes, but I do know it ... Read more

  • QUOTE FOR TODAY 10/2/2014

    10/2/2014 6:03:01 AM, by 123ELAINE456

    "Weather forecast for tonight; dark." By George Carin "Always forgive your enemies-nothing annoys them so much." By Oscar Wilde God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Fun-Filled Day. Keep Sparking. Thank You for reading My Blogs. I appreciate it very much.... Read more

  • Major fitness goal

    10/2/2014 5:21:03 AM, by MOCKSPAR

    Is to stay healthy and work all my muscles.... Read more

  • Logging next door so did some hiking ...

    10/2/2014 3:14:00 AM, by MIMULUSBUG

    There's a major logging operation occurring on the property to our south and east and the noise from chain saws and falling trees were getting sooooo close, hubby and I had to hike out on the property to evaluate our existing property fencing and hopefully talk w/some of the loggers to learn about w... Read more

  • A weak can make a difference

    10/2/2014 2:31:15 AM, by LINDAM.1

    Went too the farmers market today. I missed last week . Had friends miss me and had good food, and a good time.... Read more

  • Quote

    10/2/2014 2:00:46 AM, by NASFKAB

    saw this on spark Coach Nicole "If someone has a problem with you its their problem not yours" thought its so true wish had read it about 40 years earlier would not have been so unhappy... Read more

  • Thursday

    10/2/2014 12:44:35 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    This place is such a dump I will have a chat with my insurance about payment and what they didn't do mostlty do not give meds so far 1 1/2 hour late I hope they close this place down at least I can talk for my self 90 % can't which is very sad sending prayers and blessings if I ever have to go to... Read more

  • Thursday

    10/2/2014 12:44:30 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    This place is such a dump I will have a chat with my insurance about payment and what they didn't do mostlty do not give meds so far 1 1/2 hour late I hope they close this place down at least I can talk for my self 90 % can't which is very sad sending prayers and blessings if I ever have to go to... Read more


    10/2/2014 12:37:53 AM, by GRANDMAFRANNY


  • Reaching a goal

    10/2/2014 12:13:09 AM, by TAMMYRENEED

    the last time I pushed myself to reach a goal would be today. I decided to try and walk 10,000 steps while at work and I surpassed it walking a little over 13,000 steps. It really felt good! I'm tired but it's a satisfied tired. I'm going to keep pushing myself every day.... Read more

  • Day 48

    10/2/2014 12:13:08 AM, by CALAMITIE

    Almost half way to my goal of posting blog entries for 100 days. Time to start thinking about what I'm going to try doing for 100 days next. Today was not bad but I was tired all day. I woke up about 6 am. this morning and couldn't go back to sleep so it has been a long. I stopped to help ... Read more

  • A shorty~

    10/1/2014 11:46:13 PM, by MYAKAYAH

    Man to be comfortable I have to sit under a fan until this is over practically. It will be in a few days! High body temperature from the monthly time isn't all that fun for me. I went to get the mail earlier and my cat was outside, he was waiting for me to come back to let him inside, he is suc... Read more

  • My 4 Month Numbers

    10/1/2014 11:46:04 PM, by BMCC488

    This past month: BMI: was 44.5 and now 43.2 (dropped 1.3 points). Weight: was 275.2 and now 267.2 (lost 8 pounds). Shirt size: XL Pants: sz20 Sleep: did well and got mostly 6-9 hours each night Water: 6 to 10 cups of water lately, plus 1-3 milk Walking by myself: still 19 min/mile a... Read more

  • One small victory in my day full of failings

    10/1/2014 11:43:56 PM, by NETTIESAVERANCE

    My Mom is in town now and will be here till Monday. She makes some of the best comfort foods and she has a sweet tooth. And while her being around me is bad for my diet because I am a weakling around her cooking, I discovered she has a hard time when I am around too. We were at the store and she ... Read more

  • BLC 26 PAWSE Week 3

    10/1/2014 11:26:45 PM, by SECONDCHANCE48

    Good evening everyone I hope you're all having a healthy day today....I didn't make my goal this week of 2.0 lbs weight loss but I was darn close with a loss of 1.7 lbs and I'll take that I worked out and ate right so I'm happy with that Last week I was still plagued by those nasty cravings I ... Read more

  • 28 pounds down!

    10/1/2014 11:24:51 PM, by THETOOTH

    Down 28 pouds and how things have been going. **I'm sorry about the high pitched flutter and poor video quality. I'm having issues with the camera, and the buzzing is worse on higher qualities.... Read more

  • 10/1/14 - Bedtime

    10/1/2014 11:10:12 PM, by GORDON66

    After taking a good look in the mirror, I'm going to have to do something about the sorry state of my clothing, and I have just the answer. I've got a Talbot's gift card, and an outlet store is right next to the gym!!!!! I might actually start getting some enjoyment out of shopping. At lunc... Read more

  • Coming full circle with new wisdom...

    10/1/2014 10:50:20 PM, by SPASCAL

    This is my first experience with posting a blog. I have been with SparkPeople since the end of July and I am feeling healthier and fitter than I have in a long time. I retired from nursing as of January 2014 and I can`t imagine a better resource for me than this one right now. I am definitely ... Read more

  • October 1 ~ Day Three

    10/1/2014 10:45:13 PM, by SMARTBUTBROKEN

    I only got two miles today. My messed up right thigh pulled me down. I did however manage to clean my kitchen, sweep & mop, change sheets on the bed, wash some laundry, cook a roast & some chili macaroni, defrost the freezer, watch two episodes of forensic files, watch Trisha Yearwood make box lu... Read more

  • Starting to Feel Better

    10/1/2014 10:36:51 PM, by RAYNE1980

    I have noticed over the past few days that I am starting to feel better in more ways than one. I haven't been hurting as much when I am walking alot. I have had a bit more energy to play with my son and I love that! To me that's a start, but I just have to remind myself that its one step at a time. ... Read more

  • October Goals

    10/1/2014 10:30:05 PM, by LAURIEBLT

    First day of the month, time to plan! My SP goal is to check in 27/31 days My food goal is to log food 21/31 days My fitness goal is to do 10 minutes of stretching every day and do 10 minutes of exercise 15/31 days. I would also like to wear my pedometer 27/31 days and reach minimu... Read more

  • Life is to short to be anything but, happy!!!

    10/1/2014 10:26:09 PM, by 2UIWILLBE

    Hey Sparkers, I am doing good. I am in a better mood than i use to be in. Which is 100% more like myself. Its been a while since i posted last. Well my excuse is im to busy. Thats what the adverage person would say: Im to busy to _____. Fill in the blank as you choose to see fit. I... Read more

  • Plateau

    10/1/2014 10:24:01 PM, by PINKMEOWCAT

    I have been on a plateau for about a month now. I changed things by adding strength training, which helped me lose about 4 lbs, but I am now slowly gaining the 4 lbs back. I have noticed this is a cycle I will go through sometimes and I am hoping to break it!... Read more

  • Food log #1774

    10/1/2014 10:20:55 PM, by LINDIEINRED

    Breakfast: Smoothie (banana, spinach, Greek yogurt, frozen blueberries), whole wheat toast with cream cheese Lunch: beef patty Snack: Greek yogurt and blueberries Dinner: Salad with almonds ... Read more

  • Day 104--I went to spinning and stayed the whole hour!

    10/1/2014 10:14:41 PM, by IMSTILLYOUNG!

    I went to spinning this evening! I couldn't be prouder of myself! I had to take it VERY easy at various points and basically skipped out on one segment of the workout, but I didn't get off my bike! The teacher reminded us that plenty of people can't be there who would like to be and that we shoul... Read more

  • Acceptance, Day 8

    10/1/2014 9:49:17 PM, by SISYPHUS_CLIMBS

    This week, I'm going to focus on implementing the strategies I set last week. I've gotten through 6 chapters of my stress control book. Can't say there's been anything groundbreaking yet, bit I'll keep working through it. I've been keeping up with strength training every 2-3 days. Today I at... Read more

  • Lost another pound

    10/1/2014 9:36:41 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I checked my weight this morning just to be curious. I've lost another pound. So I've lost a total of 2 pounds in the last 2 days. It feels good to have lost that much. I can feel it in my core. Especially in my back. Now I know that I'm on the right track. While I was doing a workout DVD this ... Read more

  • 5 Days Later

    10/1/2014 8:58:58 PM, by AKA_GAMERMOM

    It has been 5 days since my last blog entry. I thought you all were well overdue for a picture of...the cutest dog EVAH!!! Here's Razzle! Why? Simple! No matter what, when I look at that face I see nothing but love. He thin... Read more

  • step four

    10/1/2014 8:12:03 PM, by WILDXANGELS

    Relearning that I don't have room in my life for resentment. Forgiveness is the path to peace. It's just hard to 'let someone get away with such and such a behavior' sometimes. Still, it's not worth giving up my peace. Fourth Step Prayer - God help me to show tolerance, pity and patience. This is ... Read more

  • day 1 of journal challenge

    10/1/2014 8:09:06 PM, by KARENGROSS

    prompt:To kick off this month's Digital Journal Challenge, write about why you want to keep a journal: What benefits are you hoping to experience? If you've kept a journal before, how has journaling been helpful to you in the past? How would you like journal writing to help you in your dai... Read more

  • Day 327 - Day 1 of Whole30

    10/1/2014 8:07:11 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Today has definitely been a learning experience, to say the least. It was day 1 of Whole30 and, despite the amount of planning and forethought I put into this next month, there was still a lot that I didn't account for. For example, I didn't pay close enough attention to how many peppers I needed so... Read more

  • Good things, and a pretty good day :)

    10/1/2014 8:03:31 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    So yesterday I emailed a couple of local Physical Therapy offices and of them responded! They were very enthusiastic about me wanting to volunteer, and even said it could potentially turn into something more permanent. As she put it, "a paid opportunity." So. I'm going to call the owner/... Read more

  • Binge night! :(

    10/1/2014 8:02:50 PM, by 10ALLIE05

    Tonight I totally went crazy in terms of eating. I think I did it out of boredom, being tired, and procrastination. I was doing so well. Well, that is over. Time to move on.... Read more

  • Hip-Hop Yoga

    10/1/2014 8:00:36 PM, by LANERL

    For this first time today I experienced a hip-hop yoga class. The music was new age and upbeat but, the yoga was traditional. I absolutely loved it. I was able to not only relax but get sucked into the music and forget about the rest of the world. I was able to focus on my breathing and positive se... Read more

  • Worn out Wednesday

    10/1/2014 7:43:29 PM, by CHERYLE51

    I am just plain tired today. We took the dog to the vet again for her ear infections, only to find out she has fleas. Not good. Anyhow, got treatment for both dogs. Our foster daughter came with her miniature Doberman pinscher Scooby, so he had to be treated for fleas too. Chloe, our dog's ears are ... Read more

  • Wake Up Call

    10/1/2014 7:22:50 PM, by WEDNE5DAY

    I knew that exercising would feel difficult. It's been a while. I remember very clearly, though, how it felt to work out while being in fairly good shape, and I am looking forward to getting back to that point. When I did my workout today, it was even more difficult than I anticipated. I feel li... Read more

  • fitness tracker search request

    10/1/2014 7:12:59 PM, by WISHFULDREAMING

    Dear Sparkpeople, I request we add a category to the fitness tracker search engine: Toddler tantrums. My daughter just threw a doozy that lasted roughly an hour. I sure feel like I got a work out with that one! Might help to know how many calories it burned so I can justify this piece... Read more

  • Here I go again

    10/1/2014 6:59:11 PM, by GEE-KNEE

    Alright... My weight has snuck up. I fight it back down only to watch it sneak up more. I have had a tough year with some mystery health issues that have stressed me out, so obviously I need to focus more on stress management. I got divorced. I had my dad move in. There have been some stress at ... Read more

  • Day 10

    10/1/2014 6:50:40 PM, by 2K_STYLE

    Today was a good day. It sounds silly, and I totally don't have a single number to back this up, but I actually felt thinner today. It was a good feeling! I have a long way to go still…and today, I probably should've eaten more than I did. Things are getting easier, but I have to admit th... Read more

  • Sheesh

    10/1/2014 6:37:37 PM, by AMBROSIO075

    So I haven't been on here in a while because I have been trying other forms of diet (life changes.) Well, I'm also a bit down because this past June, towards the beginning of June, I injured my ankle. I twisted it, and long story short, i'm still wearing a brace. The ER around here is la... Read more

  • Time for a woo hoo!

    10/1/2014 6:36:16 PM, by MJ-IS-LOSING-IT

    I made it to the gym and met my trainer. I don't know why I was so anxious. My trainer, Michelle, was super supportive and helpful. I am planning on working out tomorrow morning before my motivation runs out. I have been avoiding sparking because I felt so off track with exercise. I sort of felt li... Read more

  • Wednesday's Healthy Inspirational Quote of the Day 10/01/2014

    10/1/2014 6:06:16 PM, by PLATINUM755

    "If you can't fly then run. If you can't run then walk. If you can''t walk then crawl. But whatever you do, keep moving."~Martin Luther King, Jr.... Read more

  • Summer's over

    10/1/2014 6:00:18 PM, by ROXXVIOLET

    My weight has been up and down this summer. It was about 10 lbs more than last summer, then I dropped a few doing well thought out detox week. After that I took a trip to Maine where my weight sky rocketed like it tends to do while I travel. I reached the highest I've ever weighed, 192 lbs. Since ge... Read more

  • Day 9 of a Never Ending Journey

    10/1/2014 4:27:44 PM, by DEJECTEDWALKER

    Still pretty motivated. Did another WATP video - 2 miles. Went grocery shopping and bought a decent amount of healthy foods - veggies mainly. I like stir fry, and that's an easy way to get in veggies. No water today, but it's still early. Walked 19.6 miles in September (started tracking 9... Read more

  • QUOTE FOR TODAY 10/1/2014

    10/1/2014 4:24:15 PM, by 123ELAINE456

    "Appeasers believe that if you keep on throwing steaks to a tiger, the tiger will turn vegetarian." By Heywood Broun ... Read more

  • 30 Day Streak....Day 12 AND 13/WED/Thurs.

    10/1/2014 4:18:48 PM, by MSGRANNYMAE

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  • October...

    10/1/2014 4:16:52 PM, by MSGRANNYMAE

    Happy October & Happy Sparking!!! ... Read more

  • Doing a little better

    10/1/2014 4:14:24 PM, by UUSUZANNE

    Well, I am doing a little better although not a lot. I am still eating too much, and didn't weigh in last Sunday, but I've been recording most of my foods, and walking a little faster - even almost jogging a bit - with the dogs. It's still a struggle every day, though; many days I just want to curl ... Read more

  • Birthday Coming Soon

    10/1/2014 4:05:13 PM, by BMCC488

    This morning's weigh in was just what I expected... I GAINED. Now I knew this was going to happen. Why? Because even though I did okay the first day of the trip (ended up right at the top of my range), I had two pretty big days. One was on purpose due to activity level, and yesterday was like 800 ov... Read more

  • Just checking in

    10/1/2014 2:33:05 PM, by MEXGAL1

    Been busy so haven't blogged everyday. I hope you all are doing well. DH has a cold so I am running around using hand sanitizer and washing my hands and not touching my face. Last thing I need to do is get sick so I can't travel. So being very careful. Since he is coughing so much I am thin... Read more

  • Note to Self

    10/1/2014 2:00:53 PM, by PJB145

    October 1, 2014 Hi Pam, I know you think this has been a frustrating journey, and I feel your pain. It has been 9 months and you have shed 33 pounds. Now, I know that is only (and I will use ONLY just once here because I don’t believe there is any only in weight loss) 3.5 pounds a month. ... Read more

  • Woah, what just happened?

    10/1/2014 1:15:17 PM, by NIMIRRA137

    Woah. What happened in the last 24 hours to me? Yesterday for lunch I had a sandwich from Jimmy John's. It was just a basic ham and swiss and not one of their huge ones but still I rarely order out for lunch. Then for dinner, I had Wendy's. I have not had Wendy's since Ja... Read more

  • Habits To Make, and Habits To Break

    10/1/2014 1:10:57 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    If you're overweight, you likely got there by having certain habits. Often, people don't realize how much these behaviors, taken together, help pack on pounds. If you're ready to lose weight, start by curbing some of these habits. To jump-start your weight loss, try adopting some healthy chan... Read more

  • Fall goal completed!

    10/1/2014 1:00:37 PM, by _MOBII_

    My goal was to be able to ride my bike to work, work my shift, and then be able to ride home. I had to have this done before winter set in, here in northern Illinois, it is getting cold and when the snow comes, bike riding will be all but impossible. I am happy to say that I was able to compl... Read more

  • My Dreams

    10/1/2014 12:58:26 PM, by LOWCARBNINJA

    It's so easy to think about where you want to be in life and simply dream.The hard part for me is putting in the actions that it takes to make those dreams a reality.So I am making a promise to myself today to start fighting for these dreams to come true.I have never been athletic or strong but I wa... Read more

  • Day 133: Yes I can

    10/1/2014 12:55:41 PM, by LILBLKDRESS09

    I have found that since I have taken the emphasis off of food and off of how much I hate myself and how much my life will change once I lose weight.. I haven't experienced a binge episode. I haven't over eaten and I haven't redistricted food either. I am starting to feel normal again.. I begun... Read more

  • Slow and Steady

    10/1/2014 12:55:29 PM, by FREENINJA

    I wonder what it is about slow and steady that is discouraging. All the numbers add up correctly, based on all outstanding factors, and yet I am discouraged. I should not be, though. I should be focusing on the bigger picture, and that I am in this for the long haul anyway, so it should all be go... Read more

  • Day 39

    10/1/2014 12:45:44 PM, by JUSTCONFUZZLED

    Okay... so I know I shouldn't have taken offense at this, but somewhere deep down I did. We had to do skits today for our training class to explain how different cables work when hooking up your television (I work for the local cable company ). So one of the girls in my group was li... Read more

  • Wednesday's Wisdom =)

    10/1/2014 12:38:56 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Good loss my first week & goals.

    10/1/2014 12:27:24 PM, by SPIRITED17

    My first week is already behind me. Seems it flew by. I lost 5 lbs, but it's so much more than that. I already feel better about myself. Also last night when I took my test for school I fit more comfortably in the seat. I think it was my imagination....but hey, I'll take it. So I set some ... Read more

  • 165 feels good.

    10/1/2014 12:25:27 PM, by JGTHIELEN

    When weighing myself, I always weigh myself a couple different times throughout a day/week in order to make sure that I didn't just hit an extremely low point or high point before posting my weight. So when I weighed myself randomly two days ago and saw it was 165, I couldn't believe it and didn't p... Read more

  • Losing weight for good

    10/1/2014 12:12:13 PM, by SVAN13MARTINS

    Well, the overeating has caught up with me. I've gained 1.4 pounds in about 3 weeks. My trainer says it's water, but I beg to differ. Usually water weight is about 2 pounds for me. And I've not been going to the gym or working out at home. I worked out only twice in two weeks. Guess when? When ... Read more

  • Beautiful Day!!

    10/1/2014 11:52:50 AM, by DELSTON

    Lovely today...just got 1 mile walked will do the other mile this evening. Can't wait to get my treadmill... Read more

  • I need a stop watch

    10/1/2014 11:43:24 AM, by WISHFULDREAMING

    Time seems to just fly by, busy doing this and that, planning for the holidays/ birthday season in the next few months. I feel like I need a stop watch.... If only it could stop time. We are finally done with Karate for my son. A little bitter sweet! The instructors are awesome, and I know my ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/1/2014 11:35:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new month has begun. my daughter likes going to the library at least once a week and so do i. my good friend is getting ready to go on an overseas trip. so i spent some time there yesterday. all of the birds say hi. my allergies are flaring up a bit today, so i will pace myself and not do too much... Read more

  • Cute Pictures...Just Because.

    10/1/2014 11:33:08 AM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Just so cute, makes me feel good. Thought I would share. Have a great Day. ... Read more

  • Wednesday and still going!

    10/1/2014 10:49:12 AM, by LOVINGMYSELF101

    I know it will be difficult some days... I don't want to get up. I have a headache... I'm sore.... But... I am worth it. I drank my water. I took my supplements. I prayed, and found the strength to take co... Read more

  • October

    10/1/2014 10:48:31 AM, by PBAILEY06

    Still feeling good and maintaining my motivation. There are a lot of factors with this. First, I'm hurting less. I think I finally hit that point where the physical therapy is making a difference. Also, I'm determined to follow through on my commitment to the Tiger Monarchs for the 5% Fall chall... Read more

  • Hello, Fall!

    10/1/2014 10:12:43 AM, by MSGIRL7800

    I have decided I just suck at losing weight. Everyone else loses like 10-15 lbs in a month and I can't even manage to lose 1 LOL. I am going to try to move towards "clean" eating. I think if I can cut out a lot of processed stuff, it should help with weight loss. I will still eat bread, but only ... Read more

  • A dying ferret and an angry one

    10/1/2014 9:38:34 AM, by JUSTJAIMESIZED

    I guess I feel the need to vent for a minute, so please bear with me. Yesterday my boyfriend and I had a plan to go meet a new ferret to bring to my household. I already have a ferret named Blazer, but he seems like he's getting bored. I figured a companion was just the trick, and would provide... Read more

  • You Can Do ANYTHING...

    10/1/2014 9:17:24 AM, by HOUSEFLOWER

    From the time we were young, our role models instilled in us a great expectation that one day we could be whatever, whoever, we wanted to be. I, in particular, had high hopes of becoming a home shopping channel host, thanks to these great expectations. While I did end up in sales, I can assure you t... Read more

  • Wednesday Weigh In

    10/1/2014 9:16:04 AM, by EARTHMOM16

    Well I dreaded getting on the scales this morning, but surprise! I lost 1 pound! My daughter said I probably sweated in off, because the house is so warm, however it happened, it happened! WOO HOO! Down 17 pounds total! Loving it! ... Read more

  • No more chickening out!

    10/1/2014 8:25:56 AM, by MJ-IS-LOSING-IT

    So, about a week or so ago I posted a status boasting that I've joined a gym and will be seeing a trainer. Well, I chickened out (twice) and postponed the training. Today, however, it is time to be brave and meet with my trainer. The time for me is 8:24 am and I meet my trainer Michelle at 9. I will... Read more

  • What happens to clothes I can no longer wear.

    10/1/2014 8:21:43 AM, by KADUFRESNE

    When I lost my extra weight,I have my clothes I could no longer wear to a thrift store operated by a children's hospitalin my area. The things are accomplished by that, first,I gain more room for the clothes I can wear, second, someone who can't afford big store prices gets something to wear, and t... Read more

  • workout

    10/1/2014 8:16:17 AM, by TEBBSC87

    I know I've had a good workout when: the endorphins rush in and I feel much better than when I started.... Read more

  • 28 Days

    10/1/2014 7:52:41 AM, by LAU112384

    Yesterday was not as great a study day as I had planned. I got my flu shot on my way home from work and I just quit. Today is a new day and I will be able to catch up on the hours I missed out on over the next few days. Today: 1 hr at lunch 1.5 hr commute home 1 hr split up into the... Read more

  • 3 self-compliments

    10/1/2014 7:44:32 AM, by REDESIGNME

    This is very timely because I was meeting with career mentor of mine yesterday and she told me I need to write down a compliment about myself every day to stop being so self deprecating. Here we go! 1) I am courageous for flying halfway across the country every week for my job. 2) I am a ... Read more

  • Love my cat...

    10/1/2014 7:40:26 AM, by WENDYSPARKS

    Hi Spark friends, just writing to say hi and hope that you are doing well....I been petting my cat this morning and talking to her....she is a sweet kitty....blessings to you all...I am making eggs for breakfast this morning...see you around here.... hugs!!! Wendy... Read more