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  • I am Hungry

    5/27/2015 1:44:50 AM, by SOMMERDC

    I have been doing really well using Sparkpeople but I am hungry. I've tried being consistent with my meals, I've been trying to snack and I've been eating the designated proportions but last night I gave in. I still ate very healthily, didn't fall off the good food wagon but I ran to Foodland arou... Read more

  • Happu Hump Day

    5/27/2015 1:33:18 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and enjoy life love all you and appreciate all your support you are all blessed and filled with light love joy and happiness hugs... Read more

  • Up Late As Usual

    5/27/2015 12:51:40 AM, by SILVERDOLPHINZ

    Today has been a good day, although I didn't accomplish all that I wish I would have, but I'm ok with that. As usual I am up later than I would rather be, a habit I'm trying to break. So since I am up I thought I would use this blog as a way to think or meditate about my goals. I find putting them i... Read more

  • Week two

    5/27/2015 12:16:05 AM, by CRAZY_BREEZY

    My vertigo is much worse, and when I wake in the night, I'm terribly confused. Also, I'm having bulimic urges, a disorder I thought I had out grown. The Dr. conceded to keep me on 2/3 of the dose of the SSRI I was on, to combat this. I hate feeling this way. Because of my lack of balance, I can... Read more

  • Up and Down and Up Again

    5/27/2015 12:01:30 AM, by DOIT4JAY

    In the few days I've been on the SparkPeople site, I've already repeated the typical pattern of success and failure that has marked my weight journey most of my life. After losing three pounds in the first few days, today I belly-flopped back into some binge patterns that aren't going to work if I a... Read more

  • Day 9

    5/26/2015 11:40:28 PM, by HOOPTONS

    Today has been a hard day for me. Not because of anything related to trying to change my lifestyle, but many other things. My great papa passed away this morning. I mean, I get how thankful I should be that I made it to 27 with having a great grandpa. But, I am still sad. Mostly sad for m... Read more

  • Day 285 I almost didn't do this today.

    5/26/2015 11:38:02 PM, by CALAMITIE

    For most of the day I thought about not writing tonight. I have not managed to get the demons in control completely but did manage to put some of it away. After a morning of my dad calling and calling. I called both brothers and told them dad was on one of his rampages and they needed to ca... Read more

  • First Day at the Gym

    5/26/2015 11:29:50 PM, by CALIGRL1999

    I had not been to the gym since last summer. Decided to take a bootcamp class today. I felt like I was going to die. I am so out of shape. I hope that tomorrow's class does not kill me. Trying to lose weight and reduce my BP but I could not resist Popeye's chicken when I drove by. I don'... Read more

  • Tuesday's Thought of the Day 05/26/2015

    5/26/2015 10:51:05 PM, by PLATINUM755

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  • 5/26/15 - Bedtime

    5/26/2015 10:47:57 PM, by GORDON66

    Since Memorial Day was this weekend, I can wear white shoes again. 244 It's been raining on and off all day, and sometimes it was coming down in sheets. Thankfully, when I was outside, I dodged the rain and never opened my umbrella. Although I'm eager to get all my vegetables and flower... Read more

  • Here we go again...

    5/26/2015 10:39:56 PM, by BROOKE008

    Aaaaand I'm back. It's been a while. I gained 11 pounds. I lost energy. I gave up on myself and completely ditched my self confidence somewhere along the way.... but I'm trying really hard to find it again. As much as I would like to say I am, I can't pretend that I am going at this with my fi... Read more

  • May 26, 2015 (Tuesday)

    5/26/2015 10:33:58 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Busy day, and I am late getting to Spark People. I will just wish you all a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY and start getting things logged in. HUGS Pam... Read more

  • Day 17: Lazy Days

    5/26/2015 10:24:21 PM, by GIR1ANACHRONI5M

    Today was kind of a lazy day for me comparatively. My boyfriend was off of work so we took the opportunity to go get the haircuts we've been so desperately needing then had lunch. We went around to a few places and priced grown up sofas (Note: We currently have a futon that my old roommate bro... Read more

  • squishing office drama

    5/26/2015 9:42:29 PM, by KRISTA987

    I really don't have much time, but I wanted to post real quick. I had some drama at work yesterday. A friend, or at least I thought, pretty much used me to gain info. Then me and a couple others were left out of a goodbye lunch, and it was pretty obvious. I was so upset last night, especially s... Read more

  • Day 78 - Silly me!

    5/26/2015 9:25:51 PM, by BRYZACH

    Don't you hate it when you get yourself all ready for a doctors appt. I rushed the kids out of the house jumped in the car and got to the doctor appt with 1 minute to spare to find out the appointment isnt until tomorrow. Arrhhhh! I hate when I do that.... Read more

  • The Real Me was Buried Under the Extra Weight

    5/26/2015 9:03:40 PM, by POCKET_MONKEY

    I feel deeply ambivalent about my weight loss journey. A part of me wants to be thin. But another part of me is terrified of being thin. I was thin once. When I was 17, I was 5'6 and 118lbs. I was living in an extremely violent house, homeschooled and isolated. I didn't have much acce... Read more

  • Focus

    5/26/2015 8:29:34 PM, by -SUGARKISSES-

    When I was in highschool, I ended up going to an online home schooling program that was advertised. I found out too late that it was not even a legit company. It was very unfortunate, but for a long time I didn't have a diploma or a GED. But now that has changed! Here in Iowa the program now is... Read more

  • Never run away

    5/26/2015 7:43:06 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Never run away from a gun. Bullets can travel faster than you can.' Wild Bill Hickock Never run away from a gun or your troubles . Never run away from your fears. Never run away from a fight, Always run towards a sale . Run until your heart is content . Run towards love No more ... Read more

  • Yaaaaaaay!!!!!

    5/26/2015 6:36:33 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    We're not sure that Miki is completely out of the woods yet, but............he ate his first meal in seven days this morning and even wagged his tail!!!!! Thank You so much to those of you who were so supportive. I appreciate it more than you could know. 26 338... Read more

  • Denied....Again

    5/26/2015 6:13:21 PM, by TINA8605

    This was my third round with the disability process...I was denied....again, for the third time. The people that make this decision don't have a clue the pain I live with everyday. Everyday. Everyday....all day. It has been 3 1/2 years with no pay, no income. My stress level is beyond high. I don... Read more

  • walking

    5/26/2015 6:13:11 PM, by KITTEN122KITTEN

    still trying to walk 20 mins a day chronic back pain limit what i can do still not sodas and staying on my diet thanks for everyone support... Read more

  • Funk

    5/26/2015 6:02:52 PM, by MILRENOR

    I try not to belittle the feelings that I have, as they are still important no matter how you slice them. I keep referring to what I'm in right now as a "funk," but it is a legitimate depression. I'm in therapy because I have dealt with a lot of screwed up things in my life, and also because I hav... Read more

  • I'm NOT going for the food ! ! ! !

    5/26/2015 5:31:46 PM, by PEANUT7712

    The countdown is on! I have less than 3 weeks until I leave on vacation with my husband and two children! This is one of our first vacations traveling out of state and we are stoked! My parents asked what our destination was and my husband blurted out that he is just going for the food! I probab... Read more

  • Looking for a walking partner in the Glen Ellyn Illinois area

    5/26/2015 5:23:48 PM, by FIGHTLIKEAGIRL2

    anyone close by that wants a walking partner? I really need a partner to keep me motivated!... Read more

  • TRE

    5/26/2015 4:54:47 PM, by ECONLADY

    I had heard about Tension Relieving Exercises by someone I trust. I bought and read the kindle book. At first when I tried the exercises I though they were relaxing, but not great. When I did exercise 6 the trembling started. It was interesting. I repeatedly thought this is okay, let it happen.... Read more

  • Day 69 - Busy!

    5/26/2015 4:41:02 PM, by SHEZSPARK

    So I had a very busy day off trying to get everything done. I didn't manage to get a fan or storage box but that will have to wait until late this week as funds are low being it's the end of the month. Didn't get out either as the small portion of the day that it was sunny I was rushing about trying... Read more

  • support

    5/26/2015 4:38:07 PM, by BELLEINBLUE1978

    There are plenty of people around me who are supportive. I do think sparkers are the best support. They are here 24/7. We are all here for the same reason. We all get it. There are no nasty comments that are seen as helpful when they are actually harmful. It is just good help.... Read more

  • Monday Update 5/25

    5/26/2015 3:54:01 PM, by BMCC488

    California Goals: Monday: 1534 calories 9+ cups of water 36 minute walk outside (1.5+ miles) 1 coffee Yesterday started out pretty slow. I didn't have any plans until almost noon and then still had to wait until two o'clock to head there. I made plans with a friend I haven't seen i... Read more

  • Tuesday's Tickle =)

    5/26/2015 3:38:04 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • A Good Day!

    5/26/2015 3:25:23 PM, by TALULAX-

    I am doing good today. Made the fatal mistake of weighing myself…UGH! Despite being VERY active and eating properly I have yet to lose anything. The issue I believe is the vitamin water and poweraid. (Addressed in my last blog) The calorie bombs! I knew they were. So, I am forcing myself to ... Read more

  • What a Weekend

    5/26/2015 3:08:30 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I got hit in the head with a honeysuckle, got hit in the nose with the handle of the loppers, and got covered in bug bites and scratches. But the yard is looking GREAT!!! There is still plenty of things to do so I plan to go out for 2 to 3 hours this week (once the kid is picked up) and then head ... Read more

  • Tuesday, 05/26/2015

    5/26/2015 2:57:14 PM, by MOMMYDEATRE

    I am feeling motivated today to really put forth the effort required to create a healthier lifestyle. I joined SparkPeople 3 days ago and I am truly excited to be a part of something so great. My goal is to use this blog as a check-in tool which will also help to make me accountable. I have an all ... Read more

  • Weeding out my friends

    5/26/2015 2:52:54 PM, by SPARKER65

    So today is the birthday of what used to be a friend of mine. I started realizing how negative she always was about her parents every time we were together. She was doing everything in her power to avoid any time she could with either of them. Birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day and major holida... Read more

  • My Mama Always Said....

    5/26/2015 2:43:21 PM, by PAULAGRIFFITH75 never count your chickens before they hatch. I'm right back to hurting, and I think I am scientific proof that weather DOES affect arthritis. I'm sitting here on the heating pad eating a bowl of medicine. Yuppers, you heard right. I'm eating medicine and it never tasted so good. I'm eating a b... Read more

  • Good to be back on schedule

    5/26/2015 2:40:19 PM, by SPARKER65

    After enjoying an extended weekend with my husband, it's nice to be back on schedule. I do so much better when I'm doing my routine! I had received an email that my Spark Tracker had been delivered to my work mailbox. When I got to work, it was no where to be found! I'm completely bummed. I... Read more

  • My country, the USA, is in great need of prayers and God's help.

    5/26/2015 2:10:56 PM, by CTUPTON

    Praying that our leaders act wisely to make our country an instrument of peace. Memorial Day 2015 chris... Read more

  • Laughing at Fat

    5/26/2015 1:51:48 PM, by ANGEYK

    246 On the weekend my son and I spent much time out enjoying the sunshine. He was on the swing at the park and I raised my arms to wave at him enthusiastically and happened to catch a glance at my arm flubber in my shadow. Well, you wouldn't believe the waves and how hysterically we laughed at the f... Read more

  • The Healthy Habits Reset Challenge

    5/26/2015 1:42:48 PM, by FRANKIEKNIGHT2

    Day 1: Goals set: Lose at least 1lb a week from eating healthy Reasons for goals: 1) I want to be around a long time to finish raising Brittany and Harlee and enjoy grand-kids 2) Feel better about myself and build self esteem 3) Be a better fit and leaner me.... Re... Read more

  • Week 5 Day 1: Great weekend but time to get back on track

    5/26/2015 1:37:19 PM, by BEZUERKER

    This past weekend I met my biological mother for the first time. My parents divorced when I was about one years old and I had no contact with her until this past Sunday. Everything went very well. We ended up just having a big cookout and just took the time to get to know each other. It was very ref... Read more

  • horrible headache today...tomorrow dinner...I think I got this thing...

    5/26/2015 1:16:29 PM, by SYDNEYM3 it is getting Ohio Hot...which means super humid and on the cusp of raining... and today I have a really, really horrible headache. I am trying to drink more water...but it is leaving me wanting to eat...just to eat...This is the first day I have really felt my resolved tested... I... Read more

  • First Steps

    5/26/2015 12:11:04 PM, by FLAXENAFFAIR

    While I write a lot, I've never really blogged before so bear with me. Three weeks ago I had my gallbladder removed and I just got home from my post surgery check-up. There were some complications but nothing serious, so I've been given a clean bill of health and the go ahead to eat "normally".... Read more

  • One Year From Now Will Look Back On This Decision.

    5/26/2015 12:07:34 PM, by EMMELINELEUTZ

    Studies show when you pre-decide and write it down you are twenty times more likely to follow through. Here it is: I am going to honor God with my body. 285... Read more

  • The worst bad habit you need to stop...

    5/26/2015 11:20:29 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    to lose weight!!! (From POPSUGAR Fitness partial article) Stop standing in front of the mirror and criticizing yourself!!!!!!!!!!!! Your new mission? Stop with the negative talk if you want to lose weight. It may sound like it won’t be effective, but Kimberly Snyder's reason for wanting ... Read more

  • Reading, Writing and Living the Spark Way

    5/26/2015 11:16:01 AM, by EMMELINELEUTZ

    I have been reading other peoples spark blogs I started last week and I made a goal to read 100 in two weeks so I am about half way there now. I have noticed something I might of missed in the past and its important! It is good to hear what other people have to say, think and our feeling. This so mu... Read more

  • Bad and good news

    5/26/2015 11:08:55 AM, by TALLYN211

    Bad news: Went to the doc for a UTI. Good news: I have meds, will start taking them this evening, and that should take care of it!... Read more

  • Walking the Dog

    5/26/2015 10:47:07 AM, by SASSAFRASS613

    I really feel like this website needs a fitness option for walking your dog. When I am walking to get somewhere, I average about a 20 minute mile. When I'm out with the pup though, I'm lucky to cover a mile in 35 minutes because of course, Mollie has to sniff every single blade of grass! Ah wel... Read more

  • a very warm and sunny day

    5/26/2015 10:23:16 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is a really warm and sunny day here today. i have already put in two extra hours at work this week. today, it will be an extra two hours as well. tomorrow, it will be much more, as i have to go to work for around 12:30 pm. normally, i do not have to start until either 4 or 5 pm. that comes with b... Read more

  • "Vacation"

    5/26/2015 10:01:08 AM, by TAKACSREB

    We went away for the long weekend. The idea of vacation always worries me when I am in weight-loss mode. It conjures up scenes of overindulgence. I really want that special, local ice cream, and burgers, and boardwalk fries... This trip also involved 12 hours in the car over a three day span! ... Read more

  • In a better mood this morning

    5/26/2015 8:17:50 AM, by MAXIWILSON

    Replied to a comment on my previous blog post and had an "aha" moment. I think the reason I'm feeling stuck is I don't feel that I'm worthy of making changes. Not worthy of feeling better physically and mentally. Not worthy of a clean, organized home. Not worthy of good finances. Yesterday I wa... Read more

  • The Science

    5/26/2015 7:12:06 AM, by HOMEINTR

    Okay, its the scientist in me... but I always tend to over think weight loss instead of just going with the flow. Here are few things I've been investigating. What exactly should my BMI be? What is the best way to achieve that? What does the science say about reducing my body fat percenta... Read more

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    5/26/2015 6:56:16 AM, by SLBROOKS3

    Not looking forward to work today. I will be relieved when the day is over. It's going to be super busy. Last night I emailed him about the fungus and he said he would take her to the doctor. I sent him a link to an article about treating toenail fungus on webmd but I don't know if he reads ... Read more

  • Yesterday...........

    5/26/2015 4:25:03 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    ........a simple *PICTURE* triggered me...........can't believe that happened - I've always figured myself to be stronger than that..........but, indeed, that was EXACTLY what happened........ I won't describe the picture, but trust me on this - it was NOT the kind of thing I needed to see (and... Read more

  • Whew! Made it to half term.

    5/26/2015 3:48:30 AM, by LITTLEKELT

    I'm sure there must be other teachers and coaches out there who gear their lives to term times. I have to. And, my goodness, I do need those breaks when they come. I set up my own Swim School last summer. I spent the 2 months before our first lesson sorting out pool space, teachers, insurances,... Read more

  • The Best Place to Start is at the Beginning.

    5/26/2015 3:16:57 AM, by MRSWELLER16

    Four years ago, I would have never pictured myself here. Whether to say I’m far behind or far ahead, I suppose depends on how you look at it or the mood I’m in when you ask. I am 23. I’ve been out of high school for 4 years now and I have nothing tangible to show for it. A year after graduatio... Read more

  • Better weather for the week!

    5/26/2015 1:45:29 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    We have more sun and its 90's for the week. I've been catching up to some things I let slide for a few days. Sometimes its like that and you just catch up to where you want to be when you get back to it. I've been a little non chatty lately as well, which is kind of regular for me even if I can... Read more

  • Fishing

    5/26/2015 1:37:24 AM, by SOMMERDC

    Today was quite a day. I made an oatmeal smoothie for the family then went for a one hour walk with my dog and husband. When we got home, I made myself an orange and grapefruit juice and got cleaned up. As soon as I was dressed, we were out the door again to take the kids fishing at a nearby Fish... Read more

  • Scary - calories in drinks

    5/26/2015 1:24:05 AM, by LIBERTY_JOY

    I had a meeting with someone this morning and they were running late. One reason for the lateness is they had stopped by McDonalds to pick up their breakfast and while there had also purchased a caramel latte and a macaroon for me. I was able to suggest they keep the macaroon (although it did look n... Read more

  • In case you were wondering ...

    5/26/2015 12:49:35 AM, by TIFFANIEFAITH

    Yes, I am still alive 30 I have a few entries on my primary blog The basic summary is this ... well the summary of what I'm dealing with now. You'll have to read the other blog entries to get all the missing details. I have a tooth that's bothering... Read more

  • Day 8

    5/26/2015 12:27:51 AM, by HOOPTONS

    Another Monday gone by following my new program and I feel pretty good. Today was a good day. My husband had off work so we both spent time with the kids. It is crazy how fast they are growing! My son will be 2 in less than 2 weeks. Here's how I did today: Exercise 10 minute... Read more

  • I want my husband back

    5/26/2015 12:20:32 AM, by COUNTESSSAMMI

    I can't think past that, I miss him I can't believe he's really dead. I am devastated.... Read more

  • I want my husband back

    5/26/2015 12:20:11 AM, by COUNTESSSAMMI

    I can't think past that, I miss him I can't believe he's really dead. I am devastated.... Read more

  • I don't want to die.

    5/26/2015 12:17:58 AM, by JUSTJAIMESIZED

    No one enjoys reading blogs about depression, which I understand completely because quite frankly, it’s the fastest mood killer. In fact I’m sure many people out there avoid them like the plague because it brings down their moods, which honestly makes it very difficult for people like me… the ... Read more

  • Memorial Weekend 2015

    5/25/2015 11:50:40 PM, by AMMODEPEW

    So today we started off watching Saving Private Ryan. When I was stationed in Germany my family and I took a trip to France and visted many of the beaches and other major battle torn villages. I'm always humbled when I think of that visit or when watching the History Channel and any war related epis... Read more

  • 5/25/15 - Bedtime

    5/25/2015 11:02:36 PM, by GORDON66

    The last couple of days have been rainy and warmer. Although the weather has kept my gardening activities to a minimum, my hostas have exploded. It seems like they doubled in size overnight. Since moderation is a problem for me, I bought 16 more tomato plants. Yikes!! As I hung out the ... Read more

  • more news

    5/25/2015 10:51:06 PM, by CHRIS3874

    Well I told my physio what happened and why I hadn't been walking all that much so she examined my ankles and the right one was a half inch thicker than the left one. So she told me to lay off of the walking for now and gave me some acupuncture on my calf (OUCH) and put some weird machine that looke... Read more

  • Day 284 The pesky demons came back today.

    5/25/2015 10:36:23 PM, by CALAMITIE

    I had a lovely early day. I picked up mom and dad to go take my aunt to lunch. We got her a funny birthday card since her birthday is Wed. and off we went. My quiet brother and his wife joined us for lunch and it was just pleasant. I enjoyed the company and always laugh about my mom and aunt try... Read more

  • Week two

    5/25/2015 10:32:03 PM, by GEEKNAMEDALICE

    So I joined sparkpeople two weeks ago. I joined because I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. I'm sure that's a common enough reason. I actually started my weight loss journey in January. I was at my heaviest weight to date. 315 pounds. Holy wow, that is hard to say. Hard to admit. But honesty... Read more

  • Embracing my Inner Mark Spitz

    5/25/2015 10:28:01 PM, by DISCOVERLLH

    (and the Michael Phelps generation is thinking..."Who's Mark Spitz?" LOL) Today I went swimming in the YMCA's pool for the first time after finally finding a swimsuit that would cover my rather large posterior, allow me to swim laps, and not make me look like a total frump. No easy task when ... Read more

  • Keep it simple

    5/25/2015 10:24:13 PM, by LINDAM.1

    From Healthy Hearts LindaM.1 Work at being healthy please. Drink more water, less saturated fat less of everything but exercise and sleep.... Read more

  • Great Memorial Day

    5/25/2015 9:56:26 PM, by CHERYLE51

    Thankfully. I felt good today. Yeah! Had a good time at my sister's. Actually got a wee bit of exercise in. We played this game with friends where you had a pole and you had to knock a water bottle off the pole with a grinder. It was fun. I didn't knock any bottles, but it was better than just sitti... Read more

  • Day 77 - Smell of summer

    5/25/2015 9:27:58 PM, by BRYZACH

    I just spent the last 15 minutes sitting by my back slider door inhaling the smell of SUMMER. There is a wonderful summer breeze. It brought me right back to when I was a kid in bedroom. I slept under the window and I would stand on my knees on my bed, stick my head out the window and close my eyes... Read more

  • stick to your story

    5/25/2015 8:58:37 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    ' Stick to your story . It Is not the most important subject in history but it is the one about which you are uniquely qualified to speak." Evelyn Waugh Hope you had a great memorial day . I went to my husbands sisters cottage on the lake. It was beautiful . All the family was there . They al... Read more

  • Stuck

    5/25/2015 8:43:57 PM, by MAXIWILSON

    I feel stuck. I know what I need to do but I'm afraid of making the wrong choices. I've been going round and round with myself--should I join a gym; should I buy a machine for home; or should I do both? I've gotten so bogged down with fear of making the wrong decision about things that I haven't ... Read more

  • May 25, 2015 (Monday)

    5/25/2015 8:34:26 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    I hope everyone had a nice Memorial Day. I had the one Zumba class at the YMCA. That was a lot of fun. After the class, I came home and slept for a while. My sister, Kay, who has a pool usually has people over on Memorial Day. Since today was cool, cloudy, and rainy, she skipped it this year. ... Read more

  • Being Honest With Myself and Others

    5/25/2015 8:20:50 PM, by MAKEITBETTER

    I need to be honest. I have almost 100 pounds to lose to be healthy. I have started a million times and given up. I make excuses. But the truth is I'm a little lazy about exercise and I love food. It's my comfort. I sabotage myself. I want all of that to stop. I want to start again. I'm on day 8 of... Read more

  • Bored and feeling hopeless.......

    5/25/2015 6:59:35 PM, by RASPBERRY56

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  • A new original short story: The Ransom Note

    5/25/2015 6:57:57 PM, by GINO1964

    The Ransom Note I must have read it fifty times as it lay there on the table mocking me, laughing at me. "IF YOU WANT TO SAVE HIM DO EXACTLY WHAT I TOLD YOU. COME ALONE. DON'T BELIEVE FOR A SECOND I WON'T FINISH WHAT I STARTED. THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE DOING, YOU WILL NOT GET A SECOND CHANCE... Read more

  • New Recipe

    5/25/2015 6:25:57 PM, by GINO1964

    I just added a new recipe for BBQ'd asparagus. It's so yummy and quick! check it out!
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  • 2015 Memorial Day

    5/25/2015 6:17:28 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Renewing SparkCoach

    5/25/2015 5:47:50 PM, by SUZMANNIE

    Because I need help. I read about Sparkers on here who have had great success, and that is encouraging. I keep plugging along with little weight loss. In fact, my weight is at the highest ever. I shudder to think what would happen if I were not here. My DH wanted to go walking and shoot photos ... Read more

  • A bump in the start of the day

    5/25/2015 5:45:02 PM, by MOCNVW23

    So this morning I get up and decide that since my son isn't here I would work on his posters of his first 19 yrs of his life for his graduation party. Well instead of the poster I guess I decided a trip to the ER would be a little more exciting. I laid a grocery bag that had some garbage in it on t... Read more

  • Stress about weight loss?

    5/25/2015 5:34:33 PM, by BELLEINBLUE1978

    Nah, I actually don't stress about it too much. I accepted a long time ago that this is a marathon and not a sprint. I didn't get heavy overnight, it won't come off overnight. When it does, it isn't healthy anyway. I'm a survivor of phen--fen. Yep, survivor. That stuff truly nearly ended m... Read more

  • Day 16: Rainy Days

    5/25/2015 5:21:29 PM, by GIR1ANACHRONI5M

    The next couple of days we have a forecast of thunderstorms, which kind of bums me out because I won't get to get outside for my walks. When I can't go out because of the weather I just put on some music and improvise a walking workout inside. But I enjoy it more when I'm outside. Yester... Read more

  • Two Days of Blogging in ONE!

    5/25/2015 5:04:37 PM, by TALULAX-

    Yesterday: I am pretty happy. This past week I was able to really purge and organize the house since the whole roommate incident. Most the stuff they left behind got trashed, more of our boxes got unpacked and the house fully “moved” into. During winter I was just too sick to do anything but l... Read more

  • It Is The Veteran.......

    5/25/2015 4:53:23 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    It is the Veteran, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion. It is the Veteran, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the Veteran, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the Veteran, not the campus organizer, who has given us fre... Read more

  • Memorial Day

    5/25/2015 4:52:03 PM, by 1DAY-ATA-TIME

    Praise the Lord, who is my rock. He trains my hands for war and gives my fingers skill for battle. He is my loving ally and my fortress, my tower of safety, my rescuer. He is my shield, and I take refuge in him. Psalm 144:1-2 NLT Every day I enjoy the blessings of living in a g... Read more

  • New to Spark People

    5/25/2015 3:21:54 PM, by DENISEMITCHE70

    Hi everyone Im new to Spark People but loving the positive vibes already. I lost 12 lbs with Dr Hyman' s Blood Sugar detox couple years ago but gradually gained it all back. I'm a widowed single parent and work full-time. Let the stress of everyday life, lack of planning and cravings for sweets g... Read more

  • Memorial Day

    5/25/2015 3:11:47 PM, by TLE1103

    I am very thankful for all of the veterans and those currently serving. We live free lives because of them. I am also very proud of my husband who once served in the Army Honor Guard. I did not know him at the time of his service but still am extremely proud. I hope that everyone takes time toda... Read more

  • Day 3

    5/25/2015 3:03:03 PM, by MRSWHITEHORSE

    weight 164 So the last few days have not been going as planned. My ex got married and it really threw me off for whatever reason.. Been kind of depressed... Ate a lot. Today I feel a bit better. At about 700 calories for the day, gonna have dinner before work and call it a day... Read more

  • Day 68 - Pasta bake!

    5/25/2015 2:20:12 PM, by SHEZSPARK

    So I tried to log the food I ate last night but got stuck so I've written it off as a 'special occasion'. I mean, 68 days in and I've eaten out once and had 1 take away. Not going to break everything I'm doing so stuff it. It was yummy haha. And avoided the sauce meals for a traditional sunday roast... Read more

  • Spring South Port Family Marathon - my 3rd 10k!

    5/25/2015 12:57:50 PM, by GTKARLA

    Vlog about my 3rd 10k race, and pictures from the day! It was on a man made island around a shipping yard. Not raining yay! Bright and early morning for me. It's the tv station who organized the race's mascot. Finished, with my certificate! New Personal Best of 1hr 12... Read more

  • Taking Care of me.

    5/25/2015 12:29:45 PM, by TOPUNDERDOG

    The last couple of weeks have been challenging for me. For starters I was mowing the lawn and ended up with poison ivy. Normally I wouldn't go to the doctor for this since I have had poison ivy so many times that I know exactly how to treat it, but this poison ivy was in my arm pit so it was hav... Read more

  • The scale!

    5/25/2015 12:19:44 PM, by RUDITUDI2000

    I'm not liking the scale today. It is just not moving in the direction I wish it too. Wishing is not enough. I will be making some changes to my eating, my hubs is doing the same so it will be a bit easier to keep the less than favorable food outta the house. I just did a sugar scrub and I can... Read more

  • It smells like Victory!!!

    5/25/2015 12:12:47 PM, by SOFT_VAL67

    Today I decided to challenge and push myself a little. I added two apps to my phone to track my time, distance, etc when I walked. One of them automatically updates daily and the other I have to remember to reset. Which I didnt. I was probably 20 minutes into my walk before I remembered. B... Read more

  • Weekend Update

    5/25/2015 11:41:29 AM, by BMCC488

    California goals: Stay under 2000 calories (however I've stayed in my range mainly) 10+ cups of water 60-90 minutes of exercise 2 coffees max, 1 carbonated/caloric drink Saturday: 1925 calories, which is five below my max range 109 exercise minutes: BL Cardio Max without vid, 1 m... Read more

  • Happy Memorial day

    5/25/2015 11:28:07 AM, by DIANAHALEY2015

    Happy Memorial Day, lets not forget those who died for our freedom. Feeling good today and sticking to eating healthy and exercising.... Read more

  • Habits...and the kicking of them

    5/25/2015 11:06:24 AM, by TAMESIS8

    Hello Sparkers! So I forgot to log in on Saturday, but I remembered to log in yesterday and today, even though I am not working and dealing with a crappy Internet connection. My food choices weren't great this past weekend (and I'm invited to a cook out later - wish me luck!). I had pizza and... Read more

  • Remember

    5/25/2015 10:31:13 AM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    REMEMBER!... Read more

  • Plus Size Models

    5/25/2015 10:17:58 AM, by POCKET_MONKEY

    When I was growing up in the 2000s, models were 16, 6'0 tall and anorexic. But the fashion industry is changing, slowly but surely. People just released an article about Tess Holliday, the first size 22 model to sign with a major label. She's also 5'5 and 29 years old. And there's Ashley Graham and ... Read more

  • Getting aggravated!!!

    5/25/2015 9:57:39 AM, by JENNWALL702

    The scale has not moved. AT ALL!!! I have never not lost any weight with the exercise I am doing. This sucks.... Read more