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  • Can I have a do over?

    7/28/2016 12:57:45 AM, by LADYLUK

    Wow today was just not my day. First my air conditioner has not been working right since they fixed it a few weeks ago. It runs nonstop and still does not cool it very well in here. Well, I got my electric bill and talk about a shock to my system. It was $400 for one month! That is double what it us... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 5

    7/28/2016 12:21:58 AM, by AMIEMICHELE

    It was very hot here today. I did manage to go for a 15 minute walk at work and ride the exercise bike for 35 minutes. Once again while doing it I was reminded what it felt like to exercise with out pain. I also think it is helping my knee because I am able to work my quads with out irritating my kn... Read more

  • Day One again

    7/28/2016 12:15:51 AM, by VIC235

    Looking at my history on SP, I've had quite a few day ones. I want this to be the last day one!... Read more

  • Thursday

    7/27/2016 11:39:21 PM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Have a wonderful and blessed day just sitting with my brother so he will be with me thanks you for all the love and prayers hugs... Read more

  • Progress and Life Report #17

    7/27/2016 11:29:12 PM, by LADYNIGHTSTORM

    Hi guys! The last few months have really flown by. I returned to Canada in mid-May. Since then, we've been working on gathering the documentation for my spouse visa to the UK, and we should be applying within the next few weeks. It's incredibly stressful and full of fear and worry, but also ful... Read more

  • Day 713 It only got worse today.

    7/27/2016 11:21:13 PM, by CALAMITIE

    I've not been a very good daughter today. Of course with very little sleep last night and my phone starting to ring about 8:30 I was up and off early again. I did not think I would be gone until almost 10 tonight tho. I am truly and utterly exhausted. Hoping tomorrow is better. The care f... Read more

  • 7/27/16 - Bedtime

    7/27/2016 11:14:02 PM, by GORDON66

    I have never been inside a Goodwill store. Since there is one within 15 minutes of my house, I thought I would check it out. It reminded me of going to a well organized rummage sale. I bought a couple of saucers for the kitties. They were $.50 each. =^..^= =^..^= Beyond that... My perso... Read more

  • Treadmill

    7/27/2016 11:00:31 PM, by KAYLABGAME

    Finally got my treadmill set up for easy access again. Got on it and did 2.2 miles. I forgot how much I hated the treadmill though lol! I feel like I do much better outside. But oh well. It's too hot right now for walking outside. I would surely get migraines from it. So this will have to do. ... Read more

  • SP has the best recipe maker I've ever seen!

    7/27/2016 10:59:22 PM, by MEGSIZE8

    I've used several apps to track food before, both paid and free, but today I discovered a hard to find, desired featured that SparkPeople actual delivers on! Often when I create a recipe, I have no clue how many servings it'll be; like with soup or spaghetti or some other hard/time consuming fo... Read more

  • Day 3 Whole 30

    7/27/2016 10:32:06 PM, by SADDKATT

    Breakfast: scrambled eggs with spinach and mushrooms Lunch: tuna salad (with the homemade mayo) on romaine lettuce leaf. Handful of almonds Dinner: grilled steak, zucchini and snap peas. Banana. I was way under for calories and carbs today, and just slightly over with fats. I am v... Read more

  • 30 day challenge

    7/27/2016 10:20:46 PM, by ASHLEYCARON

    Over the years I've had many spark people accounts as well as other sites, gyms, food programs etc. And none have been successful in making a permanent impact on my life. Over the last 5 years my Lowest weight was 140lbs and my highest (current) 297lbs. That's insane. I have such an unhealthy relati... Read more

  • What I downer and a motivator!

    7/27/2016 10:06:51 PM, by MELYROD18

    So I weighed myself two days ago and was shocked that I weighed 192lbs. Last year I had dropped from 223lbs to 166lbs and I had so much going on in life and even though I did work out once in a while, I wasn't eating right and I'm paying for it now. I do know that some of the weight that I gained is... Read more

  • Some Self Reflection

    7/27/2016 10:01:31 PM, by KMW987

    Been doing a lot of thinking lately. I'm still struggling to get back to my pre-vacation weight. Between that and a few other things going on, I've been on the brink of depression. It wasn't until I had a talk with hubs that he helped me realize how unrealistic I'm being. Pre-vacation I was working ... Read more

  • Negative Self Talk

    7/27/2016 9:23:58 PM, by DAZEERAE

    I want so desperately to learn to be kind to myself, but my brain resists with self hatred & speaking negatively to myself. Therapy was helping at first but now my mind seems to be fighting it. Earlier, I just wanted to crawl out of my skin, because I was feeling so uncomfortable trying to show myse... Read more

  • I see myself in a different way...

    7/27/2016 8:20:09 PM, by AMANDASHRINKING

    So I have gained 100lbs since being on here last and honestly I dont see myself as fat I know I am I mean I weigh 400lbs well 390 and honestly my body is falling apart with the weight but for some reason my head still thinks Im the same as I was at 280 and honestly then I thought I was skinny I feel... Read more

  • Long day today

    7/27/2016 7:41:02 PM, by DOROTHY58X

    Went on a field trip to the country. Very tired tonight. ­čśü... Read more

  • Still doing ok! Maintaining but need to start losing again!

    7/27/2016 6:36:06 PM, by RAYMONDSGIRL80

    I just got back from visiting my brother and his family with my mom and son last week and I only gained 1.5 lbs! I am pretty proud of that. I didn't go out of my way to eat bad but I didn't go out of my way to eat healthy either. Yesterday the boss brought us lunch/snacks for employee appreciation a... Read more

  • "the only way we'll get there is to keep walking"

    7/27/2016 5:51:34 PM, by DEIN211

    Oh...oh my god. Is...is that ME? Sweet whispering wombats. D: This was on my 8+ mile hike with my sister. Let me just say, while I was aware of how big I had gotten I don't think it actually registered quite like this picture. I look like I'm grabbing my fat rolls. As much as I loathe this ... Read more

  • Ways To Both Substitute For Or Cut Down On Sugar

    7/27/2016 5:29:49 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    A coffee break tends to be the time when many people use a surplus of sugar, often without realizing it. One way to effortlessly cut the amount of sugar in your diet is to drink black coffee. And it's easier than you think: After a week of sipping plain, your taste buds may adjust to prefer it. ... Read more

  • Frustrated

    7/27/2016 4:29:32 PM, by LEMONBERRIES

    So, I can feel myself slowly slipping back into not caring about things again. I really want to lose weight and I need to lose like 150 lbs (well, maybe not quite that much). For the last 2 or 3 weeks, I have been getting up about 7:30 or 8 and slicing up fruit and eating a fruit salad for breakfast... Read more

  • Overcoming obstacles

    7/27/2016 3:49:25 PM, by ARMYWIFE75

    Overcoming obstacles is my goal for the day and I seem to be doing it pretty well in most areas today all but one actually. I'm having a hard time overcoming the fact that I have gained so much weight back after my RNY revision. The end of March of 2013 I had RNY Gastric Bypass and by August 2013 ... Read more

  • BLC summer round ends!

    7/27/2016 3:14:04 PM, by MYAKAYAH

    WEEK 8 - SUMMER CAMP (July 20-26) Personal goal this week: Yoga everyday, drink more water, walk 4 days! achieved~ WEC July 22-25 : 100 (Out of 100) FINAL WI July 27: 113 (holding steady) This was a busy enough summer round for me so I may not do summer rounds since I have a lot on my pl... Read more

  • Adjust Your Sails...

    7/27/2016 3:03:51 PM, by TALULAX-

    I have been relaxing and slowly getting the house back in order since the kids left this past Saturday. That Sunday G and I went to a farmers market to pick up a ton of fruits and veggies. I ended up making 12 mason jar salads and 12 fruit bento for the week. The fruit bento contain pineapple, canta... Read more

  • Wonderful Wednesday

    7/27/2016 2:38:16 PM, by MAE-ROSE

    Ha usually that's Wine Wednesday! Day three no soda no wine and very little sugar in my diet. Snuck on the scale this morning, I'm not holding much stock just yet but it dropped a pound. We will see what Friday brings then I will log it. I have such drastic fluctuations that I've learned not to... Read more

  • Starting Fri. I won't be online much. I will miss you all!

    7/27/2016 2:31:26 PM, by CTUPTON

    I will be looking for a new home near Buffalo. I plan to stay there 7 days. Prayers welcome! chris... Read more

  • The Perfect Morning

    7/27/2016 2:16:00 PM, by TERRISTREK

    I had an appointment at 9 this morning so I didn't have to follow my normal routine. My internal alarm clock is a little too persistent because I still wake up around 5am every morning. I also have a little guy that helps me with that also. Instead of laying around all morning, doing nothing, I took... Read more

  • Making a living is nothing; the great difficulty is making a point, making a differenceŚwith words.

    7/27/2016 1:34:09 PM, by FOLLYBEACH71

    Making a living is nothing; the great difficulty is making a point, making a differenceŚwith words. - Elizabeth Hardwick ... Read more

  • July 27 Goals

    7/27/2016 1:30:47 PM, by LEMONBERRIES

    I am getting a super late start to the day today. I decided to go back to bed when I woke up at 8 and wait until my hubby got up to get up for the day (he had to be at work at 10, so would be up by 9). Then, I made my fruit salad and ate it. Then, decided to rush into town to go to the farmer's mark... Read more

  • July 26 Reflection

    7/27/2016 1:28:28 PM, by LEMONBERRIES

    1. Spend 30 minutes in Bible Reading and Prayer 248 2. Clean the kitchen and living room, dust/sweep/mop both rooms (got the kitchen straitened up for the most part, but that was it. I was extremely tired/sore from my long walk the day before) 3. Exercise for 20 minutes ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/27/2016 1:09:47 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am not doing a lot today,as it is still very hot here and i was really active yesterday. my daughter did really well at her soccer game last night and she was the player of the game! woo hoo! she really enjoys playing soccer. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • 2016 Fat Grandma Going Going Gone

    7/27/2016 1:09:00 PM, by SHERRIWEBS

    Just a quick blog with how I answered my questions for my fitness club member of the month: I returned in 2016 to what I know works. Sparkpeople!! Here are my questions for member of the month....not too hard. Why do you workout? TO TAKE MY LIFE BACK! I have been a gym member for ye... Read more

  • flea flea fi fo fum humdrum.

    7/27/2016 12:01:11 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    So, I got up early today, and took my dog to the vet. After the flea situation I have been dealing with the last few weeks, she started scooting on the carpet, something she never does. We have done everything under the blue sky to fight these things. This weekend we are going to try deep ste... Read more

  • Exercise? Me?

    7/27/2016 11:57:24 AM, by PAULAGRIFFITH75

    I have always hated exercise. Always. But I have made wonderful discoveries this summer. This I know (now)--exercise reduces hunger, gives a person a sense of well being, and can be addictive. This I believe (now)--there is a form of exercise for everyone. We just have to shop around until we find i... Read more

  • Out of the woods and back on the trail

    7/27/2016 11:54:20 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I cant remember the last time I was at the Gym. Im thinking it was early April but looking back through my blogs I think it was actually Feb 28. WOW!!! I miss the Gym and thats $50 wasted. My lower back is always tight and sore and will move up my back every time Im on my period so once thi... Read more

  • Wednesday - Mid Week Recommitment 07/27/2016

    7/27/2016 11:50:51 AM, by PLATINUM755

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  • 36 days left. Countdown. To put our condo on the market. And find a new home to go to!

    7/27/2016 11:36:11 AM, by CTUPTON

    SMART GOAL:Get ready for my trip to Buffalo to look at housing. Leaving Friday. Only 2 days left to get ready for that trip. 1. I need to take passwords for my computer ! In prior trips I was stuck sometimes! 2. Pack! My clothes are washed already. 104 3. Be ready to meet the Buffalo rea... Read more

  • A "manufactured home"in a park over 55+ Worth considering.

    7/27/2016 11:21:00 AM, by CTUPTON

    nys.mlxchange.com/DotNet/Pub/E
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    &s=NYS&t=NYS It is way cheaper than the over $200,000 places I have looked at (online). Our big need is enough space for John's motorized wheelchair. I have to find out the width of the hallway. There is a stairway to the... Read more

  • A Nice Vietnamese Meal to Celebrate My Dad's Birthday!

    7/27/2016 10:24:44 AM, by EOWYN2424

    My Dad's Pho beef noodles came first. A huge bowl with fragrant soup (I had a taste), he ended up finishing the entire bowl! Soup and all! My brother had the curry beef set, all to himself (I had a taste too!). Me and my Mom shared a celery beef set. It was a delicious meal! I wish I had order... Read more

  • Hump Day!

    7/27/2016 10:15:11 AM, by READYSETGO326

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  • Still hanging in there

    7/27/2016 9:52:24 AM, by FRANWILL1

    Stomach is still feeling these antibiotic .everyone have a great wednesday.­čĺŐ­čśö... Read more

  • Beautiful day today!

    7/27/2016 9:44:59 AM, by KLBAUSSIE

    It looks like we will have a beautiful day today in northern NH, although it will be a hot one. I have to go shopping today, but I will do that later in the day. I'm waiting to hear back from Dell sometime in the early afternoon, to see if they can fix my computer. I feel great overall, though.... Read more

  • Week 2 - Day 3

    7/27/2016 9:15:29 AM, by MOONSHADOWE

    I was tired this morning and feeling not as motivated. I got on the scale and my weight has dropped to 96.7 kilos (213 pounds). Hurray! Well thats something. Still tired. Procrastinated long enough to drink some coffee then put both feet in my back and kicked myself out the door. I got my workout in... Read more

  • So much learning all at once

    7/27/2016 8:57:48 AM, by DISNEYDAMSEL1

    I've had so many ups and downs these last few months. One of my friends pulled me aside in January and gave me some sound advice. I was making myself miserable worrying about what I'd look like on my wedding day that I wasn't enjoying it. I decided to stop worrying about it. I took the batteries out... Read more

  • 1 Month Down

    7/27/2016 8:38:22 AM, by KRISTIN9924

    Despite a brief hiatus due to arch pain, this month was definitely a success. I have lost 5.5 pounds, one inch from my waist, one inch from my hips, 3/4 of an inch from my arms and thighs. My jogging intervals have increased to two minutes with two minutes of recovery walking in between. I have m... Read more

  • 27 Days Down

    7/27/2016 8:35:26 AM, by JULMATT

    Three more days before I will complete my 30 Day 30 Minute Cardio Challenge. My mom asked me last night if I was going to keep doing exercise every day. I did not even stop to think before I told her yes. Why would I not? I have done it for 30 days, it feels like part of my routine. She then aske... Read more

  • Day 60 - 111 lbs

    7/27/2016 6:56:40 AM, by FAILBETTER6

    I weighed after lots of pooing and no water. I can feel the fiber going through me. I ate more than I should have yesterday, again especially after dinner. I logged around 1285 cals. but I'm lying it was more like 1500 plus and no exercise. I can usually tell if I sleep well, that means I ate too mu... Read more

  • Mid-week

    7/27/2016 6:19:21 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Those nasty storms from the other day really played havoc on my commute - ended up having to take an especially hazardous stretch of road that I would *never* need to use normally..........those major roads were still closed off as of last evening :( - sigh.........and SMH with frustration - why are... Read more

  • Day 712 & 1/4 It just keeps getting worse.

    7/27/2016 4:44:57 AM, by CALAMITIE

    About 1 am the care facility called. They had taken my dad to the ER because he said he couldn't breath and wanted to die again. In the car I go....pick up my mom and off to the ER. He doesn't remember what he told the nurse. But he had pushed the rescue button twice during the evening before the... Read more

  • Getting Active Again

    7/27/2016 4:26:48 AM, by SUPER_CIARA

    When I injured my back, I ended up becoming very sedentary again and it wasn't fun. After I started going to the chiropractor, I started moving more, and then I started physical therapy, and now I've gone from "sedentary" to "lightly active" which is generally where I want to be. Sometimes I like t... Read more

  • The worst best friend I have, my relationship with my computer.

    7/27/2016 4:25:22 AM, by WISHFULDREAMING

    I try not to let it get to me, but I often feel so damn lonely... My best friend is this computer... my only connection is the words on the screen, and it's hard to feel like there is a living breathing caring person behind any of the words... despite how they read... it's all monotone... black and ... Read more

  • Stress vent

    7/27/2016 3:51:18 AM, by WISHFULDREAMING

    My mom will be visiting in 10 days, and I am super stressing out! I had everything planned, then she dropped a bomb about having a bad feeling about going to Munich. Two days later the shooting in Munich happened. My husband jumped the gun, and canceled our reservations there. So I was scrambling to... Read more

  • Encouragement (Day 91)

    7/27/2016 3:22:43 AM, by SIXLESTER69

    I just want to take a minute to thank everyone for all the kind words and encouragement. It means so much to me... Read more

  • 7-26-16

    7/27/2016 3:21:12 AM, by SUSANBEAMON

    Kaine get a good workout chasing red dot. He even begs me to get red dot out. Still not really happy about eating the dry cat food. He is eating the wet food, at least the pate stuff. I do have the chunk with gravy. I will have to check him on that. We go to see the vet tomorrow.... Read more

  • 100 days of exercise day 4

    7/27/2016 1:34:00 AM, by AMIEMICHELE

    Today is Tuesday so I worked out with my trainer today. We did a lot of twisting and stretching so my back feels better tonight. It also helped that I was not on my feet all day at work today. Made it through another day only 96 more to go!... Read more

  • WHAT A B-DAY !!

    7/27/2016 12:11:35 AM, by GRANDMAFRANNY

    I HQVE 38 CARD'S ON MY DOOR 4 WHITE 179 AND A SQUARE PNE. SOME OF THEM CAME TO MY APT. TO HAVE 44 BUT I REFUSED THE HEAT IS UP AGAIN AND MY STOMACH BOTHERED. GOTTA GO TO 102 I AM POOPED. BLOG AGAIN TIOMORROW. THE LORD LET ME LIVE ANOTHER YEAR.... Read more

  • Tuesday night, 2 more work days!

    7/27/2016 12:05:50 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    The birthday went fine over the weekend, I received lovely presents and a tiramisu cake. I ate one small piece and it went quickly since the nieces love sweets and coffee. My husband gave me a Hawaiian bracelet in silver and another bracelet in rose gold. He gave me 2 gift cards and the dinner out F... Read more

  • Self Kindness Ideas? 3rd Edition

    7/27/2016 12:00:37 AM, by DAZEERAE

    I previously posted a blog requesting ideas for self-compassion and kindness in order to combat the negative self-talk that so many of us put ourselves through. SparkPeople members came through with some amazing suggestions, & I was able to follow through on most of them. I posted my follow up blo... Read more

  • Day 2 whole 30

    7/26/2016 11:51:07 PM, by SADDKATT

    Breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled with spinach and mushrooms. 4 oz of prune juice. Lunch: romaine lettuce rolled up in a slice of lunchmeat with the homemade mayo. Handful of almonds. 2 cauliflower florets. Dinner: grilled chicken breast with grilled veggies. Half a berry smoothie with ... Read more

  • 7/26/16 - Bedtime

    7/26/2016 11:46:01 PM, by GORDON66

    I took another Zumba class this evening, and I think it's fairly safe to say that it will my last one. I'm awful. I like the instructor, it is sort of fun, and the participants tend to be on the mature side; just like me. One of the ladies is 35 weeks pregnant (is that even possible), and it was ... Read more

  • Day 712 Today was worse but it wasn't me today.

    7/26/2016 10:15:39 PM, by CALAMITIE

    I knew that one of these days my dad was going to tell someone he wanted suicide and they were going to take him serious. Most of the doctors we see around here understand that he is 90 and doesn't feel good, is having a terrible time walking and breathing and he just says stuff like that. Well in... Read more

  • Questioning Everything I know.....

    7/26/2016 9:35:36 PM, by ARMYWIFE75

    39 I'm trying, trying so hard to not eat everything in sight and to just keep busy. Rich (my husband) is out in the field for the rest of the week and I am so depressed and lonely. I have no friends here, no one to help keep my mind off of him being gone, well I do have my children however, the... Read more

  • Moving Along

    7/26/2016 9:35:11 PM, by BMCC488

    Well, eating went okay yesterday.... until evening. Still not as horrible as usual since I did well most of the day but ugh. Stress always gets to me. I think I'm a stress eater most of all and a part of me keeps doing it just because of the stress, but also simply because it's "easier" and because ... Read more

  • What You Should Know About Sugar

    7/26/2016 9:26:47 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    With the release of the latest U.S. Dietary Guidelines, it's safe to say that sugar is no longer America's sweetheart. According to the new recommendations, no more than 10% of your daily calories should come from added sugars, which is the type put into a food or beverage during processing or the ... Read more

  • Phase 2 - Carb Blocker

    7/26/2016 9:24:28 PM, by LINDA!

    I have never tried Phase 2 but heard a pharmacist discuss it on a morning news program. Has anyone tried it or even heard of it? From what I hear, this will also help with blood sugar control. In other matters, I am having dental issues which is driving me crazy. The pain is not unbearable but ... Read more

  • Rough Start

    7/26/2016 8:15:16 PM, by SPIRITLADEE

    Today was a challenging day. I had to have some medical stuff done and with the tests I had to fast over night. So I went and the tests done and I forgot to bring something to eat for breakfast and right after the first appointment I had a dentist appointment and didn't get to eat anything for the... Read more

  • Treadmill Chronicles

    7/26/2016 7:53:05 PM, by KMOE246

    Been using the treadmill for the past three days. Today Iran intermittently without too much discomfort.... Read more

  • A few pics from a great trip

    7/26/2016 7:18:51 PM, by BEESHELL8

    Hi, just sharing a few pics from our France trip. Takes a while to upload, and so am sharing a few! At the airport in Bordeaux Latour-Marliac - lily farm the view from our apartment Napoleon's apartment - the Louvre The Mona Lisa another view gelato in flowe... Read more

  • Believe it!

    7/26/2016 6:58:37 PM, by READYSETGO326

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  • Sit just a little taller

    7/26/2016 6:51:20 PM, by LADYLUK

    Do you know a few months ago I could not even stand in my kitchen and wash dishes? I could not bend over and pick something up off the floor. I could not wear shoes that tie because I could not bend down and tie them. I could not walk up or down the three stairs leading in to our home without someon... Read more

  • Week Two Complete - blog late sorry

    7/26/2016 6:18:55 PM, by BLUEFAIRY74

    I have been all over the shop I did however complete week two with success - after two weeks I am down 8.6lbs (3.9kgs) so no miraculous loss but I am stoked. I even had a few naughty food moments as two days before weigh in was my birthday. Anyway I haven't got too much to report but I finally ... Read more

  • A new me

    7/26/2016 6:12:11 PM, by IFOUNDHAPPINESS

    Because of injuries I have to stick to low impact exercise. As such, I found barre classes. They kick my butt, make me sweat, but are completely low impact and kind to all my joints and my back. The classes are pretty expensive though; $16 for each class if I buy them in bulk. Ugh. But, I thin... Read more

  • Smile For TUES...

    7/26/2016 5:15:47 PM, by MSGRANNYMAE

    During the course of being interviewed by the press, the noted doctor was asked by a reporter: "Doctor, did you ever make a serious mistake?" "Yes," was the reply, "I once cured a millionaire in three visits!"... Read more

  • Made it home from Wisconsin

    7/26/2016 5:10:40 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, I am home. I've been home since Sunday night about 9pm. It was a great trip but I could of done without all of the shopping at Door County. I was ready to come home Thursday. We didn't go to the Packers Shareholders meeting due to the storms that popped up during the time we were heading down ... Read more

  • Yea!

    7/26/2016 4:56:28 PM, by DECREPIT

    Down 30 lbs!... Read more

  • Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Bu

    7/26/2016 4:32:16 PM, by FOLLYBEACH71

    Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha ... Read more

  • Doctor Dread

    7/26/2016 4:20:17 PM, by LOLAHH

    Like a lot of people I don't enjoy visits to the doctor and never have. I don't like talking to strangers, I don't like people in my comfort zone and heaven forbid if the appointment involves any state of undress! But since putting on weight I avoid going to the doctor for a whole different reason..... Read more

  • Well...

    7/26/2016 4:14:59 PM, by SUNSHINE192DAY

    My dad woke up not feeling well and decided not to go get his results of the cancer testing until Friday to keep others from getting ill...so more waiting... On the bright side though VBS at my church starts tonight! Here's praying some kiddos in need of God or in need of growth in God come! I'... Read more

  • Progress Update #1

    7/26/2016 4:14:15 PM, by LITTLEBEE1505

    Well I'm 7 days in and enjoying the progress I am making. I find that tracking my food items is a big help and it is showing me what I should and shouldn't be eating so much of. It's time to get up and get the "Back to Basics" going. First step is to make my Meal Plans. Wish me luck!!... Read more

  • Random question

    7/26/2016 4:01:10 PM, by HYPRACTVSQRL324

    My BF and I made up, if you saw the old post about our fight. He said he plans to get me sewing sheers. And I really want to make him a quilt. But since I sew by hand it will take months.. Should I tell him or just go for it? He's said before he'd love anything I made him. (I asked him if he had a ... Read more

  • I reject my former self.

    7/26/2016 3:35:59 PM, by JOYCETROYER1

    I heard this at my yoga class. "I reject my former self." Without judgment, with no shame as to what or who that self was. The mantra really resonated with me and I have said it numerous times in the last day. It gives me peace. The other thing the yoga teacher said was that our immediate resp... Read more

  • OMG One Thing After Another I Swear!!!!

    7/26/2016 3:35:17 PM, by FITINSPIREBABE

    Hi Yall, Well as it turns out I ended up hurting myself thinking putting tiger balm on and somewhat wrapping my ankles somewhat tightly then putting on the ankle braces and sleeping like that for 1hr 1/2 then it was bothering me so I took off the braces and after awhile it was still bothering me s... Read more

  • Missing a day

    7/26/2016 3:23:46 PM, by ARMYWIFE75

    Today is just like every other day lately. I'm tired and have no motivation at all. I wake up every morning with GREAT expectations of eating right or essentially the way I'm supposed to be according to my surgeon however, I get out of bed and boom I instantly want to crawl back in. I'm sure my... Read more

  • New Beginning

    7/26/2016 3:15:24 PM, by MAE-ROSE

    I am just about ready to do some exercise but thought I would add a little snippet to my blog. I've never been much much of a writer, especially about how I feel, my struggles or battles. Honestly though I've felt horrible. I'm the person who is always there, the one to take on way more than I ca... Read more

  • Hello!

    7/26/2016 3:02:22 PM, by PCOH051610

    213 I'm still here but not as active these days due the very frustrating anxiety/depression that has taken root in my body. Notice I didn't say, my head? That's because, in my experience, both of these things affect your body as a whole. The good news is I'm slowly crawling out of the ditch an... Read more

  • Activity Trackers

    7/26/2016 2:59:51 PM, by 6110KP

    I have recently purchased an activity tracker. When I first started researching them of course I found that FitBit came up all of the time. But I wasn't sure that I wanted to spend that kind of money on something that I wasn't sure I was going to utilize it, but I was intrigued by the "trend". So... Read more

  • Another year has gone and left more pounds

    7/26/2016 2:59:45 PM, by SYATES1971

    I just turned 45 yesterday. I am 187.8 #. I remember when I joined in 2009 at only 157.8#. At that time I was wanting to get to a healthier weight and routine. What happened over the years?? I am now 30# more today than I was then. I am at size 18 or more. This is NOT where I want to b... Read more

  • MIXED BAG OF EVENTS!

    7/26/2016 2:39:47 PM, by SMIDGON

    John had another treatment today! They are making him more tired. I had another blood draw yesterday. If that dr calls me again, wanting me to take more b.p meds.. I am going to unload on him. He has me on 4 different b.p. meds NOW. And, my pressure still going up and down. I am s... Read more

  • Reflections for a Featherweight Spirituality: The Mystery of the Massive Chest

    7/26/2016 2:21:11 PM, by POODGERGIRL

    It's a quirk of our minds that we remember questions longer than we remember answers! Jesus must have been aware of that fact since his favorite form of teaching was to tell stories that conclude with the unasked question, 'What does that story mean?' Parables are intended to prod us into proposing... Read more

  • Small goals

    7/26/2016 2:05:57 PM, by TRACEEE24

    Each month, I try to write out 10 goals and at the end of the month I can hold myself accountable if I do or don't meet those goals. This month has been rough for me. The heat is SOOOOO hard for me to get past. I haven't been getting my 10,000 steps a day because I won't go out and walk, I haven't... Read more

  • Try, try again.

    7/26/2016 1:58:27 PM, by LILITHD

    I haven't been on SP for a while, only because I haven't had time. I started a new job the week of Christmas last year and have been trying to adjust to getting up early now and going off to work. I don't pack my lunch, but I should. I am just trying to keep the calories down at lunch and the fat co... Read more

  • Fitness is contagious

    7/26/2016 1:39:25 PM, by MOONSHADOWE

    Since I got on the fitness kick my therapist has decided to start at a gym, one of my online gaming friends has decided to resume his hobby of running and my husband, who is allergic to fitness and dieting has gotten on Atkins and today has decided to go running with his brother. I am just amazed an... Read more

  • Tuesday IF day

    7/26/2016 1:04:12 PM, by AJHDJB80

    Doing IF makes me realize how little you do need for when you are busy and doing other things. I find I am more alert however right now at 19 hours I need to break fast.... Read more

  • a very warm and sunny day here

    7/26/2016 12:42:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    i find places to keep cool. the interview for today got postponed. the person doing the interviews got called away. i will keep on trying. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Tuesday - Feel the magic and SPARKLE! 07/26/2016

    7/26/2016 12:13:06 PM, by PLATINUM755

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  • I'm back and on track!

    7/26/2016 11:37:32 AM, by TERRISTREK

    I haven't been counting calories. Frankly, I haven't been ready for that. I've been concentrating on my mental health and other priorities and routines I need to accomplish before I put the calorie counting back on my plate. So far it's working for me, my days have been better and I haven't been bin... Read more

  • Another try????

    7/26/2016 11:02:39 AM, by KATIESTROUD

    After another round of injuries, some crazy personal and professional life stuff, a miscarriage and a healthy baby, c section surgery and infection I find myself wondering where to begin and of my choices which are worth it. Four years ago I lost 80lbs on a hospital weight loss program. I have sinc... Read more

  • Im getting married!!!!

    7/26/2016 10:51:03 AM, by AMANDASHRINKING

    So finally my boyfriend asked me to marry him and it was honestly so perfect. I hate people and I know his dream was to do it at a sports center but he did it in my moms driveway after making her trick me into going inside while we were droping off the kids for dinner. I walked out and I was like wh... Read more

  • July draws to a close

    7/26/2016 10:08:58 AM, by SHNERPLES

    Wow. Time goes quickly! :) I've been told to lower my blood sugar. Not too thrilled.... Read more

  • No change today.

    7/26/2016 9:50:41 AM, by KLBAUSSIE

    I didn't gain or loose weight yesterday, but that's OK since I cheated late last night and ate some Munchos. I knew I didn't need it, but I felt like nibbling, so that was it. We had no fresh fruit in the house, or other healthy snacks. Yesterday, though, I looked up some snack recipes on S... Read more

  • Moving Forward

    7/26/2016 9:43:03 AM, by STORMYSKYEFIRE

    I am preparing for a major camping trip with my family and have found my time being divided. I got my walk in yesterday but was way to sore on Sunday. Today I have so much running around to do that I am going to have to count those steps as my workout. I feel as long as I continue to move forward an... Read more