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  • Humaneness

    2/22/2017 2:02:03 PM, by BEAUTYMOVEMENT

    I read an awesome essay the other day called Fat in Every Language by Jonatha Kottler. In it she shared her experience of having lost a whole lot of weight and working for a company for weight loss, being praised for it all the time, etc. She struggles with her self image even though she has a husb... Read more

  • Week 7 Weigh In - 3 lbs

    2/22/2017 1:02:55 PM, by WHYNOTSOON

    I lost the 3 lbs I had gained last week. Best case scenario, really. To think I could be nearing 210 if I had stayed on plan these last two weeks... but no, I won't stress over it. It happened, I ate many many many carbs. I enjoyed them. I enjoyed the time with friends and family. Back to bein... Read more

  • sugar cravings

    2/22/2017 12:57:46 PM, by WILSONC8

    I don't have any sugar cravings this morning. I ate instant oatmeal with apple and cinnamon. Checked the sugar content of oatmeal, and it was about three teaspoons of sugar. Maybe that is why I have no cravings. I used the last package, so I will not be using instant anymore, because it has too much... Read more

  • Midweek funnies

    2/22/2017 12:18:55 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I figure we could use a laugh or two. ... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    2/22/2017 11:33:18 AM, by MOMMY445

    it started off being very foggy here today. now it is just slightly foggy. i started a different online course today that deals with grammar and other things like essay writing. it is a nice change of pace for me. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 14: Feeling Better

    2/22/2017 11:11:51 AM, by MDAUGH4

    As bad as Monday was, yesterday was great! When my step-kids got home I was feeling more gentle and less irritable. So I sat them down and explained that I was trying to lose weight and that I'm taking a medicine to help me start my weight loss and that the medicine makes me ill and annoyed so... Read more

  • trickery

    2/22/2017 10:55:36 AM, by SOFT_VAL67

    yesterday my great nephew turned 3. we had his party in the park and it was 4pm and everyone was wearing shorts or short sleeves. it was about 70 degrees yesterday. it has been that way since saturday and i loved it. today the rain came back and its dreary and overcast out, but not too cold. i... Read more

  • New Day, New Goals

    2/22/2017 9:59:10 AM, by UGAGIRL719
    -new-goals/... Read more

  • Word of The Day: dudgeon

    2/22/2017 9:59:03 AM, by LT3AG4S

    Word of The Day: dudgeon [duhj-uh n]
    100.mp3 noun 1. a feeling of offense or resentment; anger... Read more

  • Here is to New Beginings- New Leaf to turn

    2/22/2017 9:54:51 AM, by MELODY8201

    Restarted my Spark to zero today, giving it and myself a reboot. Totally lacking motivation and fighting mild depression. Re-evaluating what healthy changes I can incorporate into my life. On a positive, today marks 5 months of NOT SMOKING...this is a huge accomplishment. I may have gained a few... Read more

  • 2/22/2017 - Happy National Margarita Day

    2/22/2017 9:50:44 AM, by MUSIKAT62

    Woo hoo! I love margaritas. I know too much of the sweet drink is not good, both with alcohol and not but the flavor it so good. In the summer time, I make chicken marinated in margarita mix on the grill. It gives the great flavor or the lime, etc. without all the calories and alcohol. Cheers! ... Read more

  • WONDERfilled Wednesday

    2/22/2017 9:45:32 AM, by --DEBY--

    8 585 8 586 8 588 8 589 188 ~Waving Hello~ ~Wishing Everyone~ ~a WONDERfilled ~ ~WEIRDnWILDnWISE Wednesday~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 585 8 586 8 588 8 589 8 "I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I've become. If I had,... Read more

  • 15 Minutes...INVITED

    2/22/2017 9:37:17 AM, by CHIGGERCANE

    I am waiting out this cold/virus. I considered hitting the pool yesterday, but knew that breathing would be a problem. I did TRX and walked about doing errands. I have decided with the cold and not having boot camp, that I am 'ok' to do a rest week - rest from heavy cardio and lifting. I will do... Read more

  • Yea, That's a Bit Annoying...

    2/22/2017 9:15:30 AM, by CALLIKIA

    I know it's to be expected. I just started a lifting routine which means I'm going to be building muscle. Which means I'm probably not going to see a lot of loss on the scale the first couple weeks of that program. I need to concentrate on what I'm seeing in the mirror and not what I'm seeing on ... Read more

  • Its truly HARD

    2/22/2017 8:52:23 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    When you grow up living a not so active life and eating whatever you want, it becomes very difficult to change. A couple years ago I joined a gym and the first year I did good. I went a few times every month. Would have loved it more if I was able to go at least 3 times a week but when you s... Read more

  • So far

    2/22/2017 8:47:06 AM, by GIZZYMISSY

    This is my fifth day. I do not plan on weighing until the 28th which is next Tuesday. I am judging my progress right now by how I feel. I am having less heartburn and can breathe easier, so I think that is progression.... Read more

  • A nice feeling!

    2/22/2017 8:46:04 AM, by EOWYN2424

    I treated my family (parents & brother) to a nice dinner tonight. Satay, rice with fried fish fillets, noodles and drinks! It's a nice feeling to be the one paying for a change. This is made possible by my part time job! I am so thankful to my friend for hiring me!... Read more

  • Little bit O friendly sabotage!

    2/22/2017 8:39:11 AM, by WISHFULDREAMING

    I am coming to realize I need more supportive people in my life. People who will push me into something greater. Not holding me back for comfort's sake. Even though I know they don't have ill intentions... sometimes things have to be HARD in order to get better! I was feeling poorly abou... Read more

  • 5 Things I've Done Well & Not so Well

    2/22/2017 7:05:57 AM, by KERANCE

    5 things I've done well: 250 I haven't caught the lift at uni for over 2 weeks. I've started a 30-day challenge, which is planks and sit ups. I'm now able to hold a plank for over 1 minute and can do 30 sit ups. I've started going to a weekly Pilates class. I went to Zumba 3 ti... Read more

  • Day 268 (feb 22) 111 POUNDS

    2/22/2017 6:51:21 AM, by FAILBETTER6

    back up after a couple weeks of eating above intake on average, its no surprise. even with more activity.. i am on average having a surplus these past two weeks. i guess ive been quite stressed. a lot of admin making big decisions and not reaching out for support. now that shura is back things shoul... Read more

  • My Time (2017 Resolution)

    2/22/2017 6:37:41 AM, by DIAMNDSPRKLMOM

    I decree and declare that 2017 is my time! I was born at the right time. It is my time to remove old ways and ideas that are keeping me stagnant and on a destructive path. It is my time to plant and sow into my vision the ideas that will bring a loving prosperous future. It... Read more

  • Dragging a bit.........

    2/22/2017 6:23:30 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Staying later than normal is a bit of a bummer, but can be justified with my current workload (and the need to compensate for lost pay :( )...........hung in as long as I could yesterday, but made the "mild mistake" of calling home - a few circumstances came into play to get me to split slightly ear... Read more

  • 2-21-17

    2/22/2017 3:19:03 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    INR score 2.3. Next blood draw March 6th. That is two weeks. Very nice for me. I have an appointment tomorrow out near Lafayette. I will have to leave here at noon for a 1:30 appointment. Here's to bill paying, which I didn't do today.... Read more

  • Why am I doing this?

    2/22/2017 1:35:03 AM, by FITBITCHOCOLATE

    Hello, day three of the rest of my life! This entry shall list the reasons I am doing this thing (again), so that I may come back to it when I need to be reminded. - I am doing this because I want to manage my health conditions to the best of my abilities - I am doing this because I want... Read more

  • Still Working at it

    2/22/2017 1:24:25 AM, by BLOUWHITE

    Yup, still working working at it, even though it has been challenging at times. Not going to beat myself up about though, tomorrow is another day to do better. Lately I have been aiming for 10,000/5 miles. Finally figure out how to to do so in 1 hour, walk run the whole thing. Going to have to... Read more

  • Happy hump day

    2/22/2017 12:47:39 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

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

  • How can a photo set off an emotional drain?

    2/22/2017 12:44:30 AM, by CALAMITIE

    I was flipping thru FB this morning and a simple photo of an elderly man with a sign that said something to the effect that he was a WWII vet. That set the tone for the rest of my day. My dad was a WWII vet Navy, and both my husbands had been Vietnam Army vets. One a medic and the other a tail g... Read more

  • Body Beast: Legs (2/90)

    2/22/2017 12:31:27 AM, by LOSTNSPACE4NOW

    Tuesday Workout (02/21/17): Leg day, oh my word 😳 super sore, it's my weak area. #standinmypower 2 of 90... Read more

  • Answering My Own Questions

    2/22/2017 12:03:03 AM, by JONESING2RUN

    I thought I should start my first entry by answering my own questions from my profile page. How will I enjoy outside today? Well, I did enjoy outside today by walking around my neighborhood as the sun was setting. It was quiet and the weather was brisk, but dry. I got to appreciate how bea... Read more

  • Tuesday

    2/21/2017 11:45:11 PM, by SLIMLILA

    Well, no more snow, just watching it melt... gone down at least a foot and a half as measured against my fence. Got a call from an 86 y.o. from my book club asking if I would take her to an eye doc appt. So, I took her to my Bible study first and then we went there. I showed her the "knitted ... Read more

  • Going forward again

    2/21/2017 11:45:10 PM, by JOANN25

    It has been a while since I have came close to 10000 steps. Today I did 9132. Every gain is good for me. I started the day ready to move. Housework was the number 1 in my steps. Made 5 stairs played an instrument..altogether it added tobit. Tomorrow I plan to make excuses. My motto... Read more

  • Day 43 :(

    2/21/2017 11:42:00 PM, by KLIPSE

    It's been awhile. Im down 13 pounds since starting jenny craig. Im on week 7. Last week was super bad. Fell off the wagon for 3 days cuz I couldnt stop thinking about fried food. It all started by going to a mexican restaurant my sister took myself and mom to on valentines day. Ate chips and queso, ... Read more

  • Tues - You Can Have It....IF! 02/21/2017

    2/21/2017 11:39:21 PM, by PLATINUM755

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  • Celebrating Friendship

    2/21/2017 10:32:05 PM, by CJWORDPLAY

    In February we especially celebrate our friendships. What comes to mind when you think of the word "friend"? When I think of friendship I remember Winnie the Pooh and Piglet. Perhaps one reason I fell in love with the Winnie the Pooh stories is how much I ... Read more

  • One week of no binging

    2/21/2017 10:01:54 PM, by LAJ137

    So, I have not binged for at least a week. Yay me! I had good time with a friend of mine today. Although my plans were changed and it through me for a loop...I adapted and it worked out...mostly. Tomorrow, I'm going shopping for pants and shoes. Hopefully it will be more fun than stressful. ... Read more

  • Easing The Pain Of Arthritis Part 6

    2/21/2017 9:26:59 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    16. Keep blood pressure in check with spinach. Choose frozen spinach, NOT fresh. Frozen spinach has higher concentrations than fresh of folate, the mineral linked to a lower risk for hypertension. 17. Eliminate tripping hazards like cords. Stick them in a sock!!! Bundle cords by cutting t... Read more

  • Flying time

    2/21/2017 8:45:05 PM, by APRILSHOWER555

    My last entry was 3 years ago. I'm back. I'm ready to make changes....... Read more

  • Keeper of the flame

    2/21/2017 7:37:01 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Many people write about losing their mojo or motivation . They ask where they can find it? They simply forgot that they are the keeper of the flame . That flame is in each one of us. Some days it is a little flicker and some days it is a roaring fire. It is always there for us to relight and stoke ... Read more

  • Weigh In

    2/21/2017 6:07:33 PM, by LADYTARLTON

    2 months ago I was hovering around 250lbs. Today I am at 239lbs!!! I haven't been logging my food consistently so I've reset my goals. I have a hard time with a third shift schedule logging everything to the correct dates. I'm going to start logging from midnight - midnight instead of trying to... Read more

  • walking, sinuses, small goal today

    2/21/2017 4:00:24 PM, by KESIATAH

    I've been walking more the last couple of weeks. Unless I go to the store, I'm doing it by walking a few minutes every hour. This keeps my knees from stiffening up too much an seems to work well for me most of the time. I was sore for days after shopping and walking for a long time in one shot. ... Read more

  • Day 13: No Sleep

    2/21/2017 3:55:31 PM, by MDAUGH4

    Yesterday sucked after I got home from the gym. Just sucked. I was already so irritable and I think some of that was the medicine. But then it dawned on me that Husband and I have been trying to conceive for 800 days! 8-0-0. Ouch, that number seems huge. That is 2.2 years of failure. So I was teeter... Read more

  • Still doing it

    2/21/2017 2:45:57 PM, by PHOENIXFLAME

    OK, i'm a couple days late on this, gotta check my reminder for my calendar. Anyway, not a lot going on. really thinking of getting back to the gym and seeing if i can walk on the treadmill without hurting my belly. As far as eating, well it feels like I am constantly having to force myself to ge... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/21/2017 2:04:30 PM, by MOMMY445

    another mild day here today, with the rest of the week being milder than is usual at this time of the year. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day off

    2/21/2017 1:47:43 PM, by ELLA320

    I am unable to do anything today, I overdid it the last couple days. So hopefully back tomorrow.... Read more

  • Arg - Ok

    2/21/2017 1:31:28 PM, by WHYNOTSOON

    198 I was off plan again! OMG. Someone needs to slap the laziness out of me. My workout buddy and I were both off plan again and when everyone around you says it's ok and you're in a bad place mentally, it's VERY easy to go along. It's day 2 starting again 100% on plan. February is not going t... Read more

  • 2/21/17

    2/21/2017 1:25:35 PM, by HORSEMAN651

    to go and exercise at least 3 times a week for 30 min each day you go, to eat smaller portions and think positive when down.... Read more

  • Random Tuesday stuff

    2/21/2017 12:44:15 PM, by LADYIRISH317

    I think the cough may be letting up. I've still got it, but I don't think it's as frequent. Still annoying, though. At least Food Network has a day-long Chopped marathon today, so I'm going to enjoy that (Ted...sigh...) and knit. I'm getting close to finishing my best friend's birthday shawl an... Read more

  • Anniversary of losing 107 lbs coming up and my present life!

    2/21/2017 12:20:34 PM, by SUE4491

    Photo is DH and I in the 1990's - younger and I was 107 lbs heavier than I am now! Been busy but mostly with caregiving of DH with my bicycle rides and workouts being a nice break. Don't see DS much - he is sad about DH, I know he is and hates to see his formerly bright Dad, in his presen... Read more

  • Weight

    2/21/2017 11:51:52 AM, by CORIEAUSTIN78

    I have gained weight back. It really gets to me as I can't drop below 240.... Read more

  • Small Steps

    2/21/2017 11:30:04 AM, by FUZZYBEEZ

    We all at some point think we should jump right in and make things happen when we start a new "plan". However, jumping in head first and going full out, at least for me, leads to head burnout. There is no one racing you(well unless you join a challenge with someone) to be healthy... Read more

  • Word of the Day: excoriate

    2/21/2017 11:12:13 AM, by LT3AG4S

    Word of the Day: excoriate [ik-skawr-ee-eyt, -skohr-]
    900.mp3 verb (used with object), excoriated, excoriating. 1. to denounce or berate severely; flay verbally: 2. to strip off or remove the skin from... Read more

  • Montabaur Heights , Clarence, NY near Buffalo. Our new home.

    2/21/2017 10:50:05 AM, by CTUPTON

    All websites for senior living emphasize the VERY BEST about themselves. So view with a grain of salt. Living here brings things down to a human level. But we have liked this place. Tricky to find something with enough help for John that I will like also. This ... Read more

  • Feeling Unsettled

    2/21/2017 9:40:40 AM, by BERCRYS

    Yesterday I took a walk with my husband, who is still unemployed, and it was nice and we were going to do it again today, but I'm having intestinal trouble again. I had other plans for today but it looks like they're a no go, too. Everything feels so frustrating now, like getting anything done w... Read more

  • Tuesday Quote

    2/21/2017 9:40:09 AM, by KKSMOM97

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  • Day 1: Ready to go!

    2/21/2017 9:22:52 AM, by SHESLOSINGIT82

    I've dieted before. Many times. I've lost weight only to gain it back again. Today I am starting again and I am excited! 4 months ago I was 15 pounds from my goal weight. Over the holidays and there after I packed on a whopping 34 pounds! I am ready to change for good, not just diet but a lifestyle ... Read more

  • Digging Deeper

    2/21/2017 9:04:13 AM, by DETERMINED369

    It's easy to look at weight loss and come up with all the publicly approved reasons for needing to lose weight.....or wanting to lose would help my RA, good for my joints, I'll look better and have more energy for the family reunion....but what if those aren't really the reasons to los... Read more

  • A new week

    2/21/2017 8:54:51 AM, by KNORRIS_924

    Turned out to be quite the whirlwindish weekend. While battling a bad sinus head cold I also had oral surgery on Saturday. I was actually happy that they could go through with it because my teeth have been causing me so much pain. They actually almost would not do it because my blood pressure was a... Read more

  • Body Beast: Chest/Tris (02/20/17)

    2/21/2017 8:53:59 AM, by LOSTNSPACE4NOW

    Monday Workout (02/20/17): My first workout, loved it, it's out of my comfort zone. Feeling the burn still. #feelingaccomplished... Read more

  • jokes and Week 3 Blog for Aspire to Inspire

    2/21/2017 8:01:18 AM, by CANDOK1260

    February is National Friendship month. For week 3 of the Aspire to Inspire BSG challenges blog we are to write about friendship. .What are some things you do or have done to celebrate your friendships.? Are there some new ways you plan to remember your friends during February I basically have four g... Read more

  • TERRIFIC Tuesday

    2/21/2017 7:27:06 AM, by --DEBY--

    8572 8 572 8 572 8572 572 ~Waving Hello~ ~*~ Wishing Everyone ~ a Most TERRIFIC Tuesday ~*~ ~BLESSings~ALLways~Deby~ 572 8 572 8 572 8572 8 "Sharing a bit of Horse Sense........ In order to experience a Terrific Day... You must first.. decide... Read more

  • Monday thoughts 🙏

    2/21/2017 7:24:00 AM, by READYSETGO326

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  • I need diabetic dessert recipes to give to our kitchen head

    2/21/2017 7:21:10 AM, by CTUPTON
    t-recipes?page=5 Included in our rent is breakfast and dinner. They don't provide much in the way of desserts for diabetics. Plenty of high calorie, high sugar, high fat desserts daily! But very... Read more

  • SP article: 40 one pot meals

    2/21/2017 7:12:26 AM, by CTUPTON
    with_less_than_500_calories I am not much of a cook. I hope this article will inspire me! chris... Read more

  • Gonna be a rough week.......

    2/21/2017 6:22:09 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Making up for lost time (and $$$$S) will be rough, but if I play my cards right I should "survive"........ Soooooooooo grateful to have had wonderful weather for a change! Here's to a great week, Sparkies! 213... Read more

  • Day 267 (feb 21) 110 lbs

    2/21/2017 6:21:11 AM, by FAILBETTER6

    will write later. K I'm on train. Feeling pretty ficked up. This past 10 days or so have been a lot of adulting. Making big decisions about DDC future. All over the place manifesting.. possibly creating enemies and upsetting institution s... It's hard. Being a CEO basically managing all these peopl... Read more

  • Count down begins

    2/21/2017 4:13:31 AM, by WISHFULDREAMING

    5 days... only 5 days... and we will be in ROME! I'm so unprepared. My husband reserved the week off of work, MONTHS ago to match up with my son's spring break. We booked tickets, hotels and airport transportation MONTHS ago. Yet it still didn't feel real. That we were actual... Read more

  • Day 299

    2/21/2017 3:17:25 AM, by SIXLESTER69

    Working. Had a good weekend though... Read more

  • 2-20-17

    2/21/2017 1:49:35 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Di my 20th computer things and then went to get the blood drawn. Did a little shopping. Thought I had an appointment tomorrow, but according to my calendar, the appointment is Wednesday. So bill paying tomorrow, check the sump pump pipe, change the litter box and clean the bathroom. Tuesday will be ... Read more


    2/20/2017 11:35:06 PM, by JOANN25

    I have been in Austin 4 days last week so still have not got where i should be. At the moment I am working on income tax and it is taking all my time sitting at the computer. No internet so can not pursue my challenges. I am not whining about it though. I do as much as i can now and will do bett... Read more

  • Easing The Pain Of Arthritis Part 5

    2/20/2017 11:00:55 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    13. Ease foot pain. Analgesic creams and ointments used for sore joints and muscles can also help soothe sore feet. Rub it on your feet at bedtime to allow it to dry thoroughly. Tip: Don't apply it between toes, it could cause irritation. 14. Pick a safer supplement. To protect yourself ... Read more

  • Everything is Happening So Fast

    2/20/2017 10:46:33 PM, by DERRJESSICA920

    I have experienced a lot of changes in the last couple months. Near the end of 2016 I decided it was time to reach out to my Doctor about weight loss surgery. As I have mentioned before, I have been over weight my entire life. I have tried diet after diet, gym after gym, and even personal trainers. ... Read more

  • I did it

    2/20/2017 10:44:24 PM, by SADDKATT

    I went to the Orangetheory class. It was pretty much the first time that I walked into a strange place and did a strange thing completely alone. I was not the oldest one there. I was not the fattest one there. I didn't fall over or throw up (although I felt like it toward the end). Nobody laugh... Read more

  • Better Tracking Wish

    2/20/2017 10:40:45 PM, by TYNITERRAPIN

    I wish the food log was more diverse at tracking in a way to differentiate or denote healthy calories and fats vs empty ones. I would like to, at a glance, see when I was high on calories/fat/etc. because I ate an avocado and almonds vs cake and ice cream. There is a big difference an... Read more

  • So many ideas sound so good in theory....

    2/20/2017 10:40:42 PM, by CALAMITIE

    Since I moved a sewing machine down to the dining room yesterday so that the dog won't have to try to climb the stairs for at least another 10 days or so I've been ignoring my housework. It sounded like a great idea because there is a quilt I'm just working on finishing....but the laundry was ignor... Read more

  • 2/20/17 - Bedtime

    2/20/2017 10:36:57 PM, by GORDON66

    It was another beautiful February day! I appreciate Noreen taking me around the fitness center and showing me the equipment. She's a very nice lady. I do believe my balance is improving. Sweet dreams everyone!!! Leslie XXXOOOXXX... Read more

  • Week 09: Getting Things Sorted!

    2/20/2017 9:56:07 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    In Week 09 I looked over my past progress and decided that it was time to get things sorted. I needed to start making some serious forward progress if I wanted to lose the 50 pounds that I set out to lose this year, but I felt renewed with new goals and new energy, lots of positivity & hope, and a s... Read more

  • What I did right today

    2/20/2017 9:30:11 PM, by PLAINJANEDOE

    I stopped eating my lunch when i noticed that i felt over full even though there were only a couple of bites left on my plate. I left a sugar-free peanut butter cup in my desk drawer to have later instead of finishing the bag. *** Tomorrow i am going to move the food in the kitchen up to the t... Read more

  • Annie

    2/20/2017 9:21:42 PM, by CHRIS3874

    Hard to believe it but we were talking the other day and the daughter's Maine Coon cat will be 8 years old this year. It just seemed like yesterday she bought them home from the breeder. Its weird as I still call Anna "Baby Kittens" even thought she is now the oldest of our cats.... Read more

  • Well, will you look at that

    2/20/2017 8:50:16 PM, by MISSUSNM

    It has been a month or so since my last blog and not everything has been all beer and skittles, but there is progress being made and a lot of the changes are totally mental. It's amazing where your brain will drag you to if you are not paying attention to it. It's really good and digging up the pas... Read more

  • I Need More Sun !!

    2/20/2017 8:33:22 PM, by PONTIAC709 I am.....trying to do good by going to the gym 3 times a week and getting there twice.....watching all the food / sweets comsumption over xmas and new years,,,,and then Valentines Day .....and only putting on 2 lbs. Knowing I am going to a Cuban wedding in 3 days.....and feeling no... Read more

  • Frustrated but hopeful.

    2/20/2017 8:16:06 PM, by ANGELIADEANNE

    Went to see the orthopedic surgeon about my carpel tunnel today. I need surgery on both hands. 24 I cant get the surgery until I'm off the blood thinner I'm taking for my pulmonary embolisms. So it will be in April hopefully. Until then he gave me a new medicine to deal with the pain. My finge... Read more

  • What is your ultimate WHY?

    2/20/2017 7:42:41 PM, by ISABELLE84

    What is your why? We, at Sparkpeople, want to live a healthier life. Why? I remember writing down my reasons back in 2008 and it was similar to the ones you probably have : To feel beautiful To be lighter To have a better health To dress at Stitches (my sister used to shop there ... Read more

  • Still looking for a job

    2/20/2017 7:37:41 PM, by LOSINGFORME16

    I hope to have one soon. School is good still. Exercising still, glad I can do it inside as the gym I was going to closed. Glad there is a gym I walk in.... Read more

  • Not so good

    2/20/2017 6:36:14 PM, by LAJ137

    Today was an all around harsh day. Depression stuff creeped in and it just kicked my caboose. I almost deleted my SparkPeople account. 227 I decided to fight through this. Tomorrow will be better, I hope. 458 Happy glitter polish. 389... Read more

  • First Post!

    2/20/2017 5:40:01 PM, by JILLIANSLOSING

    I feel like I've hit a road block in my weight loss journey. See, I've lost weight many times in my life, but I've also gained weight many times in my life. For a while it was fun and exciting, but then it became routine and boring. I wasn't feeling excited about it anymore. Tomorrow I am recom... Read more

  • What I had planned and what actually has happened

    2/20/2017 4:38:51 PM, by AMYMEAD2017

    Well hello everyone, I'm back attempting to "Spark" again after 5 years of being on this site. I originally started back in January 2011 at a weight of 289lbs. Over the year I had gotten down to 229lbs. I was feeling great and doing so much more than before. Unfortunately I let a Zumba injury ... Read more

  • When you have to ask...some thoughts from weekend trail run/hike

    2/20/2017 4:25:42 PM, by BEESHELL8

    This is me from the back during my Saturday trail hike. That was supposed to be 16 miles and ended up being 10. There was a LOT of mud and river crossings: One person called this section "Welcome to my colon." Gross but accurate. Good thing I heard about that AFTER I had gone through most of... Read more

  • Update on Bestie Drama

    2/20/2017 4:06:06 PM, by TALULAX-

    Towards the end of last week I told G I need to actually sit down and talk to Bestie about the boundaries I set with her and WHY I had to set them. Those that read my blogs regularly know I am not a talker. I was programmed since birth that my feelings and voice do not matter. I have learned over th... Read more

  • If it's painful, you become willing not just to endure it but also to let it awaken your heart and

    2/20/2017 4:03:57 PM, by FOLLYBEACH71

    If it's painful, you become willing not just to endure it but also to let it awaken your heart and soften you. You learn to embrace it. - Pema Chodron - This Foster Father Takes in Only Terminally Ill Children To raise a child by one's self already takes a special person; imagine what... Read more

  • Another great weekend!

    2/20/2017 3:51:27 PM, by RASPBERRY56

    Pushed hard on workouts - ate responsibly for the most part (though Sunday was a bit dicey with non-standard breakfast fare (by my normal standards) and I was *blindsided* by a lunch).......even got a nice outdoor walk in on Saturday! Decided *not* to reprise any outside walks as I have come to... Read more

  • Ready for it to be over!

    2/20/2017 3:50:22 PM, by BETHOFBAMA

    i am still having issues with my stomach. I have been checking for ketones, and so far so good on that. My sugars have been up and down no matter what I eat. I honestly think most of it is stress due to my boss. I need a new job/career. I looked into school, but right now that is not an option d... Read more

  • Procrastination is not laziness, it is FEAR.

    2/20/2017 2:55:25 PM, by CPT.SPACEMONKEY

    I have been struggling with this a lot over the last month and is probably a part of the reason I have not been able to make myself be as active as I want to on my team. Procrastination for me is a serious issue these days and I have realized that it is not being lazy at all but it is extreme... Read more

  • Blogging for Depression Group

    2/20/2017 2:27:53 PM, by WILSONC8

    This morning I started with a healthy breakfast. I managed to take my medicine on time. Today, I am going to take a friend out to see a movie. Her husband passed away and she is lonely. Being a good friend to someone who needs one, makes me feel worthy and ready for anything good that comes my way. ... Read more

  • What a realization

    2/20/2017 1:37:24 PM, by READERGIRL84

    This weekend my husband and I both had realizations that we need to lose weight and get healthy- me in seeing pictures of myself at a party and him through prayer. We both came to this conclusion in our own ways and when we each sat down to talk to the other about our thoughts, we wanted to say the ... Read more

  • 2/20/17

    2/20/2017 1:31:10 PM, by HORSEMAN651

    this is my anniversy week, we have been married 26 yrs. We were married in the LDS Portland temple. we were engaged in October and planned our wedding in three months. I really love my wife Wendee and my children... Read more

  • Lecture downstairs on stained glass windows of Buffalo, NY

    2/20/2017 1:15:58 PM, by CTUPTON

    Holmes Chapel - Nave Stained Glass Windows Westminster Presbyterian Church 724 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo. I am assuming some of Frank Lloyd Wright's windows will be shown too. It is at our new home --an independent senior living complex near Buffalo, NY. chris 268... Read more

  • Instapot--brown rice was perfect after 22 min (manually set) and cool down

    2/20/2017 1:07:01 PM, by CTUPTON

    104 4 I did add a little more water than the recommended 2.5 cups. Now, what should I cook next? 38 4 Thanks about the info about comparison to a stove pressure cooker. This Instapot--set it up and forget it. Just turn it off or it will stay on "warm" for a very long time. ... Read more