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  • Hard Week...and still have the weekend!

    7/3/2015 7:57:13 PM, by RANDERS33

    As you all know I've been writing about my journey with weight loss. I spoke earlier this week about my goals, what is keeping my head in the game, etc. I even admitted that I see a shrink even though truthfully, I don't personally believe I need a shrink. Although, he did put me on the track to phy... Read more

  • Not feeling so well

    7/3/2015 6:42:13 PM, by BAKER591

    I haven't felt great yesterday and today. I feel I could sleep all the time. It sure hasn't lessened my appetite, though. And, of course, I am not following my plan the way I should be. I can't seem to say no to some of my favorite foods. If things don't change soon, I don't know what I will do... Read more

  • Feline Friday =^..^=

    7/3/2015 6:03:58 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • Friday's Healthy "Please Do..." Picture Quote of the Day 07/03/2015

    7/3/2015 5:49:08 PM, by PLATINUM755

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  • Climbing back on the wagon!

    7/3/2015 1:56:06 PM, by LITTLEBOO72

    My eating is so out of control -again - so time to get back on that wagon. 1. eat healthy. 2. allow one treat per day. 3. try to walk more - as pain etc allows. 4. try to drink more fluids. 5. food diary. 521... Read more

  • Friday, July 3, 2015

    7/3/2015 12:59:28 PM, by SLBROOKS3

    I am happy. I have the day off today because of the 4th of July. I just mowed the grass for 35 minutes and I have been using my fitbit flex again and will use it for another walk later today. I've only been doing 20 minutes but it is a start. My mom went away for the day it is nice to be hom... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/3/2015 12:39:29 PM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! my daughter says hi! all the birds say cheep,cheep! i am taking it easy today. have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend! happy fourth of july to all who celebrate it!... Read more

  • I thought yesterday was Friday?

    7/3/2015 12:27:21 PM, by TECKELVIK

    I actually did. I knew it was Thursday, but I kept acting like it was Friday. Probably due to the holiday. Work is pretty quiet. I said yesterday that I would walk every day instead of trying to run. Oddly, I want to cheat on that. I find myself thinking about running as soon as I get home... Read more

  • It's not a set back, it's a challenge.

    7/3/2015 12:10:45 PM, by DANIXKM

    It's true when they say weight loss and fitness is all in the mind. It's the attitude we go in with when faced with the need for change. I'm no stranger to weight loss. Most of my teen years were spent bordering on obesity and I slipped over that line several times before coming down a little.... Read more

  • Day 55: Waiting on Mom

    7/3/2015 10:12:44 AM, by GIR1ANACHRONI5M

    Today is a much needed rest day in the Bodyweight Blast Bootcamp Challenge. We were asked to do some stretches this morning and I'm still gonna get some cardio in this afternoon but no strength training exercises. I'm sore from the last 2 days but it felt good to stretch it out this morning. Bo... Read more

  • Indications of Success

    7/3/2015 10:04:05 AM, by SAMMYWRH

    SparkCoach is keeping me busy blogging. Today, I'm to write about non-scale indications that I am succeeding. 1. I feel fantastic - so much better than that defeated person who began SparkPeople just a little over two months ago. 2. My blood sugar levels, blood pressure and cholesterol are... Read more

  • More realizations - and getting ready... Now to prepare, but how?

    7/3/2015 9:58:45 AM, by CHUYGHE

    I feel angry and frustrated today... I want to EAT EVERYTHING in sight to mask the feelings I'm having, I don't know how to PROPERLY release this anger in my heart.... It seems all in my heart is darkness today the worst part is I woke up so sad, I was in tears... I don't feel like I have anyone I ... Read more

  • 90 days...incredible...

    7/3/2015 7:08:40 AM, by SYDNEYM3

    Today is my 90 day streak...wow!!! ...in 90 days so much has happened. I have tracked all my food, exercise and weight...and so many big life choices have been made...but I've stayed on track! Amazing... While moving I had found an old journal from 2010. I had tracked a weight loss of 11 pounds...w... Read more

  • Weight

    7/3/2015 6:58:48 AM, by TITANIA9972

    I have had a scare regarding my health. I was diagnosed with Diabetes type 2 and high blood pressure in April. My diabetes is under control but my blood pressure is mostly. It was scary high and almost at the point of causing a stroke. I want to live longer to see my son graduate from high school, j... Read more

  • LOUSY week!

    7/3/2015 6:49:23 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    Very little meaningful contact this week - no hope to be had here....... I HATE summer - and HATE "holidays" - seems nothing can get done when needed during this time of the year - and there's NO VALID REASON for things to shutdown! I DON'T CARE about anyone's time off - WHAT THE $#!@# ABO... Read more

  • time too pick my drunken self up again.

    7/3/2015 5:26:39 AM, by KAELIEFAERIE

    oohhh what a ride, i had a friend staying for a few days, we had a couple drinks the first night, we had a few more the next day, and before you know it i had spent 5 days completely wasted and eating junk food, he went home, and i continued compulsively drinking..... and drinking.... and drinking. ... Read more

  • AND SO IT BEGINS...

    7/3/2015 5:22:55 AM, by ANDINA

    Ok it had to happen at one point and it happened this morning. Yesterday I ate very little - toast for breakfast, soup for lunch and a few raw nuts for dinner. Went to bed starving. woke up in the night starving and woke up in the morning again starving. in addition did bicycle and there were beads... Read more

  • TGIF

    7/3/2015 3:08:38 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Hope everyone keeps our Vets and soldiers in mind and be greatful for all they have done doe us send light love joy and many blessings to all... Read more

  • Joke of the Week.

    7/3/2015 2:35:06 AM, by GOANNA2

    Joe's wife bought a new line of expensive cosmetics guaranteed to make her look years younger. After a lengthy time sitting before the mirror applying the "miracle" products, she asked, "Darling, honestly, what age would you say I am?" Looking at here carefully, Joe said, "Judging from... Read more

  • Day 321 I can't find my hole to climb into.

    7/2/2015 11:52:18 PM, by CALAMITIE

    Thank you all for the kind encouraging words and hugs. I need them. Last night and most of today even a cat asking for a pet feels like more than I can handle. I do go to yoga this morning and waited in town for my nephew to come for lunch but as soon as possible I came home. The dog... Read more

  • 7/2/15 - Bedtime

    7/2/2015 11:34:16 PM, by GORDON66

    I wore a jacket to work today and was glad to have it. When I got up this morning, it was 55 degrees. I finally pulled out a calculator and determined that working only two days a week will not create a hardship. I'm going to be OK. For the holiday, the office closed early today. 244 ... Read more

  • When it comes to exercise

    7/2/2015 11:13:37 PM, by L1SAATAYLOR

    so today spark people wants me to fill in the blanks. "When it comes to exercise I'm really good at ______ but I could use some work on ______. I'm really good at making big plans. I could improve at actually following through. I'm working on this by setting small goals. That's how I get the 10k ste... Read more

  • July 2, 2015 (Thursday)

    7/2/2015 10:49:47 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for reading and responding to my blog of yesterday. The fireworks show that was scheduled for last night was canceled due to heavy rain expected. However, it did not rain. It DID however, rain 'cats and dogs' earlier this afternoon, but I haven't heard that the one ... Read more

  • Update ticker

    7/2/2015 10:36:02 PM, by YULSUNNY

    As a note to myself: Today I updated my ticker for 3rd July, 2015 to have the starting weight 74kgs - 59kgs. I want to get to my goal by December. If I get there earlier, that would be amazing, but I don't want to do anything drastic either. (When I typed it in, SP said I could get to my goal w... Read more

  • Having a Pity Party

    7/2/2015 10:30:01 PM, by BMCC488

    So today started out pretty well. Last night I tried the 10 minute SP seated exercise video and found it more interesting than I thought it would be. I figured it would be short and then I could do it today if I wanted, knowing some of the moves. Well, last night I realized I could use my hula hoop ... Read more

  • Getting better

    7/2/2015 9:51:53 PM, by YULSUNNY

    Good morning Sparkers, It is already July. For all the Americans, I wish you and your families a happy, fun, and safe 4th of July long weekend! There is not too much going on with me. I have been getting better, my skin is clearing up finally so workouts don't hurt as much as they had. I h... Read more

  • Day 3 of honesty

    7/2/2015 9:43:20 PM, by SARAHSTORY23

    Just a quick word to keep myself accountable. I would say I was around 2100 today. This is the first time I have had to include food from a restaurant (Subway) in my count, so that's why I'm iffy on the number, but I did my best. I still know this is not a calorie count that will equate to weight lo... Read more

  • Results of 3rd test

    7/2/2015 9:42:49 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I got the results of the PFT test today. The test showed something abnormal but I'm not sure what though. I have to see a lung doctor on August 19th t see what's going on. Dad had me in the emergency room this past Saturday. I was having trouble breathing. They said that I had pleurisy but my ... Read more

  • Day 114 - Busy Day Tomorrow

    7/2/2015 9:40:18 PM, by BRYZACH

    Tomorrow my husband took off so we can build our new horse run in for our mini horses. We would like to eventually get a full size horse so we can all ride so we wanted to be prepared in case that day comes sooner than we expect. Its going to be a lot of hard heavy work but I am excited to be doing ... Read more

  • Today was a successful day

    7/2/2015 9:03:22 PM, by MOREPORTEIN

    I now remember why I stopped juicing…its so much work. Yesterday I went shopping for all the extra veggies that I will be using on top of my shakes and salads, my biggest concerns was being able to find room for them all in my frig. Once it was all washed and prepped it was tight; barely fitting..... Read more

  • observations

    7/2/2015 9:00:36 PM, by CHRIS3874

    I know I know I know- I have moaned about this before. Sorry. I just cannot believe what gets voted in as a popular blog post. pathetic.... Read more

  • Day 54: 20 pounds down!

    7/2/2015 8:06:00 PM, by GIR1ANACHRONI5M

    I'm 20 pounds down from my starting weight. Had a great workout today. Super tired though. Nothing else to really report.... Read more

  • Put your game face on

    7/2/2015 8:03:48 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Nothing that comes easy is worth a dime . As a matter of fact, I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face. Never. Woody Hayes Whatever you are doing to make it more successful put your game face on. Don't just take the easy breezy route , and smile through. I ... Read more

  • How do you deal with...

    7/2/2015 7:29:57 PM, by LILBLKDRESS09

    a negative spouse? My husband is so critical and so negative regarding everything that is happening in our lives.. Debt Kids work health money food anything and everything you name it. I can't take it anymore. ... Read more

  • Just was reading an article about 6 NY women...

    7/2/2015 7:04:20 PM, by MYAKAYAH

    who remain powerful and badass! What I noticed they all mentioned is that they walk, and said to take small steps to gradually adjust your food and diet. Get enough sleep, reduce stress, do little things through the day to stay active and reduce salt and sugar. Drink a lot of water and enjoy l... Read more

  • Back to the 30 day shred

    7/2/2015 6:46:23 PM, by DANIXKM

    I have been a lover of the 30 day shred for a while now but I've only ever once reached day 11. There's not really any excuse for it. I burn out and instead of returning after a rest, I just give up. It's a shame really because each time I have seen and felt results before quitting. Today I ret... Read more

  • You sure do know how to make a gal feel good!

    7/2/2015 6:03:39 PM, by RANDERS33

    To celebrate my 5.3 lbs lost today, I went to an Irish Pub and ate lunch..okay so I was on a business trip and three others wanted to try it! I gotta say, Yes, I did clean my plate, but I can honestly say I paid for it later! I haven't been hungry since I ate there! Thank you all for your support... Read more

  • Starting with Soup!

    7/2/2015 4:48:24 PM, by ANGEYK

    The other day I was reading SparkPeople articles and stumbled across a chilled soup recipe that I just had to try. I had never had chilled soup before and I really liked it! My son hated it but being that it was Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup and he doesnt like avocados or cucumbers that doesnt surpr... Read more

  • Blood pressure

    7/2/2015 4:42:30 PM, by GAYLLYNNE

    I went to the Dr. today because I seem to have a cyst near my eye. He's not sure if it's infected but gave me a prescription if it doesn't clear up in a week or so. I mentioned that I always check my blood pressure when I go grocery shopping (anyone else do this??) and for the last 6 months, i... Read more

  • Day 32: Feels so good

    7/2/2015 4:39:05 PM, by LILBLKDRESS09

    I am going 32 days strong, and I am feeling so awesome! I just hope that I can keep it up for the rest of July. Big changes in July I am hoping.... Read more

  • To Begin

    7/2/2015 4:37:21 PM, by SAMXART

    The last couple of days I have gotten numerous signs about taking that first step. I have been leading up to this point many times, and have taken many first steps. I don't know what makes this step different, but I feel that it is. I have a program I believe in, I have many more tools that I didn't... Read more

  • A littlehumor in your life.

    7/2/2015 3:39:22 PM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

    Thought a little humor would fit in nicely on a Thursday afternoon. More another day. ... Read more

  • Time to start counting calories!

    7/2/2015 3:28:39 PM, by TIGGZ31

    Well, I decided that today I am going to start counting my daily calorie intake and see if by doing this I can start losing more weight. I can't really do more exercising right now - my knees need a day off so the pain and swelling can subside before another day on the treadmill. I know that my hard... Read more

  • Journeys begin with first steps

    7/2/2015 3:28:05 PM, by DRTYLITLMUNKY

    I've finally gotten a car, and am fully capable of going to the gym now without a buddy. I find that I kind of prefer going solo. I have two buddies (plus other friends who have expressed a willingness to join me), but one is always busy and the other... well, it's not easy. This friend steppe... Read more

  • I'm on Exercise Restrictions - UGH!!!

    7/2/2015 3:08:46 PM, by WALKING_WONDER

    Last week I was in pain. Then I over did it over the weekend. Sunday I was in so much pain I could barely move. I didn't even make 3,000 steps for the day. I went to the chiropractor's and he made an adjustment. My right hip was bothering me more than anything so he told me to stop hula hooping for ... Read more

  • HAPPY 4TH !!

    7/2/2015 2:40:20 PM, by GRANDMAFRANNY

    TO ALL OF US SPARKER'S I WISH THE MOST BLESSED 4TH OF JULY. THAT IS THE REASON WE ARE HERE TO SAY AND DO WHAT WE FEEL. THAT WAS GIVEN TO US BY THE 195 AND THE 652 WE SHOULD PROUDLY SHOW EVERYONE 432 WIDE WE ARE "FREE". TO THOSE WHO DON'T WANT US TO HAVE THAT PRIVLEGE" SHAME ON YOU". MY 652 STAY'... Read more

  • Thursday's Thought =)

    7/2/2015 1:49:14 PM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • TODAY

    7/2/2015 1:07:04 PM, by SPARKMEFIT

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  • Wise Advice From Miki

    7/2/2015 12:33:17 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue. 338... Read more

  • Keeping On, Keeping On

    7/2/2015 12:16:53 PM, by TECKELVIK

    My running practice has been Fri-Sun-Tues, so I have been thinking since Tuesday. My "plan" (more of a vague thought, no actual planning or prep work took place) was to try to walk on non-running days. Obviously, that hasn't been happening. Sunshine6442 posted a reply to my last blog post w... Read more

  • Why it's important to measure your food!

    7/2/2015 12:14:06 PM, by SASSAFRASS613

    I input what I was *planning* to have for lunch in my food tracker and then went, "wait, that's going to be 800 CALORIES?" Then I actually *made* my lunch. Edited my input based on that measuring and suddenly my lunch is 632 calories! Turns out I have no idea what a tablespoon of tahini looks like. ... Read more

  • The evil BM (my step-daughter’s mom)

    7/2/2015 11:54:09 AM, by TERRIA2015

    This women causes me the most stress in my life. I hate the fact that she instantly causes my anxiety to kick in. It’s this horrible feeling that I have no control over. I get nauseas, my heart races, I feel shaky, kind of panicky and angry all that same time within 1 second. I know this women h... Read more

  • it's thursday

    7/2/2015 11:49:55 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny summer day here today. had a great time with my daughter yesterday! to see her so happy makes my day. all of the birds say hi. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • "Quotes"

    7/2/2015 10:52:14 AM, by FRANKIEKNIGHT2

    "I've learned so much from my failures, I'm thinking of have some more." "If you're not sure where you're going, you'll probably end up somewhere else." "How can something bother you if you won't let it?" "The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary." "Patience,... Read more

  • Thankful

    7/2/2015 10:13:17 AM, by SASSAFRASS613

    Today, I am thankful. I am thankful for every one of my Spark friends, because you guys wouldn't let me give up yesterday even though I was feeling completely hopeless! I've been at this for about 5 weeks now and I am now very nearly (about half a lb away) 10 lbs down. I'm a slow loser. I was ... Read more

  • Weekend is Starting earlier

    7/2/2015 9:11:26 AM, by FRANKIEKNIGHT2

    We are off the next 3 days....Plans for those days Thursday night- dinner with a friend & Magic Mike....... 18 Friday--clean the house from top to bottom Saturday-Make potato salad & strawberry desert..... Sunday- Relax and gym June 29-July 3-No Blizzards from Dairy Queen & Exercise at... Read more

  • Page makeover

    7/2/2015 8:39:04 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    - to fit my (lack of) spirit.......if I can't *work*, might as well just get real..........'nuff said............. Read more

  • Visceral Motivation

    7/2/2015 8:26:31 AM, by BECKCOMM

    I have struggled with motivation for years. My reasons for losing weight have always been intellectual: I knew it was good for me, I wanted to look better, etc. I used to wonder if I would be finally able to lose weight if I came down with a disease that required me to lose weight. Would I finally b... Read more

  • Weight Loss Journey

    7/2/2015 8:01:31 AM, by RANDERS33

    I am here to tell you DON'T UNDERESTIMATE YOURSELF! I have been on my weight loss journey for all of 3 days, I am feeling great. This morning, I got up, I got on my scales and it said, "-1.1 pounds lost!" YEAH! Then I went to write it down in my journal and I realize it was really "-5.3 pounds lo... Read more

  • Ignore the naysayers!

    7/2/2015 7:31:34 AM, by CTUPTON

    "So she wants to fly. And she thinks she has a butterfly inside. And that business about focusing and goals! Ha! Ha! Ha!"... Read more

  • 2nd July - quick update

    7/2/2015 6:57:07 AM, by ANDINA

    Don't feel I have much to say but I want to keep up with the blog for accountability. When I weighed myself yesterday I was delighted to see I weighed 92.5kgs. Haven't been this weight in a very long time, so it's encouraging. I thought I wouldn't weigh myself today but I did and I'm the same weig... Read more

  • Still a work in progress

    7/2/2015 4:01:52 AM, by TIGGZ31

    I gave up diet soda about a year ago and have been walking on the treadmill doing a 30 minute mile every other day. I plan to add Zumba as soon as my knees can handle it. It has been slow going but I am losing. I refuse to give up on my exercising even if I am not seeing bigger results. I want to be... Read more

  • Old habits

    7/2/2015 2:10:48 AM, by CEVIZAGACE

    Some people say it takes three weeks to form new habits. That might be true, but it takes a lot longer to let the old habits fade away… they, like old soldiers, never die. New ones are just added. I’ve been a SP member for three weeks now. I don’t know if I formed new habits – a lot of ... Read more

  • Rabbit Food?

    7/2/2015 1:18:03 AM, by RANDERS33

    Have you ever had that one friend that tells you, "I just can't eat a salad, it's rabbit food!" Maybe not, but I sure do! Let me just tell you it gets grating on my nerves. I realize that salad isn't for everyone, but I love it! I love anything green, leafy and tasty! You'd think with as much salad ... Read more

  • July 1, 2015 (Wednesday)

    7/2/2015 12:44:07 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, HAPPY JULY! JULY is my absolutely FAVORITE MONTH! I hope to have a GREAT July, and I hope your July is GREAT, too! HUGS Pam... Read more

  • Tried Elliptical...Yuck!

    7/2/2015 12:10:06 AM, by LILITHD

    Okay, I tried it tonight. The famous elliptical. I hated it so bad I could only do 10 minutes of it. It just didn't do anything for me. I'll stick to my treadmill, and the climber to mix it up with. At least the shin splints have gone away and I'm able to walk again. Got good news today, I thi... Read more

  • 4 of 90

    7/1/2015 11:42:44 PM, by MAGA99

    day 4 sparking daily -- getting more involved exercising -- actually walked to the mailbox and back blogging -- 248 measuring food 248 had another mri of my cervical spine down this evening to see how much its changed in 2 years can we say major panic attack feeling ... Read more

  • Day 320 END of my rope

    7/1/2015 11:23:45 PM, by CALAMITIE

    I was up early this morning to make sure I got to town in order to take my mom to get her hair cut at the facility......I got there and she was still in her pj's, had not had breakfast and didn't believe my dad when he told her to get up because I was coming. After a couple of strained calls ... Read more

  • 7/1/15 - Bedtime

    7/1/2015 10:34:52 PM, by GORDON66

    Although the temperatures were not very July-like, it was a terrific day!!! The chimney is repaired!!! 244 I have bricks that surround a light pole next to the patio. I've been obsessive about keeping the weeds at bay, and today I put sand between the bricks. Since those gaps were about... Read more

  • Month 1!

    7/1/2015 10:28:43 PM, by SKINNYMINDEE2B

    Well, it has been almost a month since I have been on this new journey in my life! Monday will mark exactly one month since I started this medicine and this journey to a new me! In that time frame, I have learned a lot of new things about myself! I have started to love to drink water, AND when... Read more

  • Keeping it simple

    7/1/2015 10:21:18 PM, by AMPAJE

    It has been 3 l-o-n-g very hot days here since I started losing weight. We had temps in the 3-digits. I am still here! I am not alone, yeah! 198... Read more

  • Day 113 - Dr Visit

    7/1/2015 10:10:12 PM, by BRYZACH

    SO I went to the dr today to have my back checked. Its my primary doctor who I just absolutely love. She has been working with both my husband and I on our depression/stress issues. Every time I see her she always asks how my husband is doing with his dependency issues. She is a very hands on doctor... Read more

  • Its July so I might as well give it a Try

    7/1/2015 9:49:32 PM, by BOMBSHELLVIXXEN

    Today I ate good for the most part except for the babe Ruth bar I ate in between my 8hr shift. Or the pizza and bread sticks at target. Slowly but surely. I want to lose weight to feel better about myself but who am I kidding I also want to lose weight because: I overheard my mother tal... Read more

  • Making a Decision to Rest

    7/1/2015 9:40:27 PM, by BMCC488

    Today has been less overwhelming than yesterday since I didn't have to babysit the boys... however, I tried to keep busy with a couple cleaning tasks and took the dog to the corner and back twice... little stuff like that. I also went shopping to get some fruits and other things we needed like milk ... Read more

  • Day six

    7/1/2015 7:57:00 PM, by L1SAATAYLOR

    Well, I've made it past day five for the first time in.... as long as I can remember! Rolled out my recumbent bike today. Only made it ten minutes, but it's a start and I can feel it in my gluteus maximus. I'm trying for the ten minute minimum exercise as stated in fast break. I'm also working on ge... Read more

  • Make a list of Love

    7/1/2015 7:55:18 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Make a careful list of all things done to you that you abhorred. Don't do them to other's ever. Make another list of things done for you that you loved. Do them for others always ." Dee Hock Remember to smile and be kind and as always look for Hugs , Happiness and Healthy Living ... Read more

  • Day 53: A New Challenge

    7/1/2015 7:53:57 PM, by GIR1ANACHRONI5M

    I started SparkPeople's new Facebook challenge today - the Bodyweight Blast Boot Camp Challenge. Today we did 30 minutes of cardio + 5 sets of 10 each of push ups, squats, and seated leg lifts. Way more of a challenge than I expected but I feel awesome! I've been kinda stuck in a plateau for the las... Read more

  • Let's talk about Goals

    7/1/2015 7:31:14 PM, by RANDERS33

    So let's talk about goals? What does a goal look like to you? For me it was a spiritual, emotional, mental, physical, material thing. For me, it meant coming up with a reason to want to change my outward appearance as well as myself. When I went to my psychiatrist and he told me that what I was f... Read more

  • Slacking and giving up

    7/1/2015 6:44:14 PM, by MOCNVW23

    I have been slacking a lot on tracking my food have tracked here and there and some of my exercise. There are days that I have just said the heck with it I'm done. I feel this way cause I get agitated when I can't exercise like I want to. No matter what I do it kills me. I have so many injuries to m... Read more

  • Day 2 of honesty with myself

    7/1/2015 6:43:26 PM, by SARAHSTORY23

    So I'm roughly 2250 today---awful but less awful than yesterday. (Insert grimace here.) I am definitely more aware, especially with how big a problem the night eating is. I'm sticking to 28 honest days as my formal goal, but I'm going to put some tougher effort into nixing that night eating too. I t... Read more

  • My Story and How I Lost 225 Pounds

    7/1/2015 5:07:32 PM, by ~INDYGIRL

    Life is happening now, not 10 pounds from now. Beth Donovan's No Weight Loss Surgery, No Crazy Diets, No Extreme Exercise Story of Joy on a Journey: Pounds lost total: 225 and counting I don't have an abundance of will power, nor am I a mega strong person. I am definitely willful a... Read more

  • Weigh In Week #15

    7/1/2015 3:25:34 PM, by SHEZSPARK

    Whoop!... Read more

  • Job, Kids & Family Drama

    7/1/2015 3:17:35 PM, by TALULAX-

    I haven’t blogged in a while partly because I have been so busy and hyper focused on things around me. G had his second interview for the HP job that we really really REALLY want. He is scheduled for yet another interview on Monday. They said they are looking to make a decision and hire by m... Read more

  • Cooking Tips

    7/1/2015 2:24:42 PM, by PATRICIAANN46

    Martha Stewart: To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes. Maxine: Buy mashed potato mix. Keeps in the pantry for up to a year. Martha Stewart: When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won't b... Read more

  • New month New goals

    7/1/2015 1:08:35 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Last month I was at the gym for a total of around 12 hours (10 days ranging from 40 to 90 minutes). In my last blog I talked about an idea me and my aunt had for the gym. Thinking it over I think the best thing is just to alternate days. I go MWF and she goes TRS. I would like to aim for 2 hours... Read more

  • Broccoli-Cheddar Soup

    7/1/2015 12:17:58 PM, by CBG258

    It's been a week since my last post, so I wanted to share my lunch from today; Cheddar-broccoli soup from Isa Does It. I won't post the recipe to avoid any sort of copyright violation, but I highly recommend the book. It's full of delicious whole plant-based food recipes! The s... Read more

  • Wednesday's Wisdom =)

    7/1/2015 11:50:40 AM, by GAYLE-G-63

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  • FOR THE HORSE LOVER

    7/1/2015 11:43:25 AM, by LIVINGLOVINLIFE

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  • Happy Canada Day!

    7/1/2015 11:42:18 AM, by KRISTA987

    Ahhhhhh........A new month, A fresh start. June had some crazy highs & lows. July I need to get serious and stay focused. I finally hit my goal weight / healthy BMI in June and was able to maintain below it all month - even though my stress and anxiety levels were through the roof! 244 ... Read more

  • A Bright Day

    7/1/2015 11:35:12 AM, by ANGIESSPRESSO

    It is a dark and dreary morning here in southern Tennessee. Usually when it's like this I struggle with my mood. Today I'm feeling very strong in the Lord. We are still 4 days from my husband going back to work, and the life worries are still there, yet I have peace. I have peace in knowin... Read more

  • Day 31: July is here

    7/1/2015 11:19:29 AM, by LILBLKDRESS09

    I have made it a month of coming back and going strong. I am looking forward to July and maybe finally getting below 215. I will skip up and down the hall when that happens. Happy Hump Day Everyone! 362... Read more

  • Week Seven

    7/1/2015 11:15:39 AM, by GEEKNAMEDALICE

    Week seven, two days late. ^_~ I got the stitches out on Friday but they recommended that I continue to take it easy for a while longer since the gash hadn't sealed as well as they would like. I left the ER free of stitches but covered in steri-strips. I put on two pounds. I've tried to keep my... Read more

  • New Month New Me

    7/1/2015 11:09:39 AM, by CHERYLE51

    I actually started my official weight loss yesterday, but will continue until I drop at least 10 lbs. It so far is another cloudy day here in Pittsburgh, PA. It's supposed to get sunny later on, so we shall see. My 3 DD's are still not getting along like we would like. Sometimes I feel like I n... Read more

  • Day 1 Camp NaNoWriMo

    7/1/2015 10:44:50 AM, by REGABA

    Three years ago this month I traveled to my mother’s childhood home and interviewed family members about my grandparents. 249 Today I start a month long effort to finally transcribe and plan an end product to do with those interviews. At the same time I’m determined to lose a few pounds. 1... Read more

  • T Minus 10 Months to Adventure

    7/1/2015 10:24:31 AM, by AEONWARRIOR

    6 months ago I was in Edinburgh, Scotland studying at the local University, Napier. I stayed there for four months during the fall semester. While I was there I learned a lot about living on my own as well as the Scottish culture. I've come to call it my second home. I can still remember all t... Read more

  • Wednesday's Words to Ponder 07/01/2015

    7/1/2015 9:57:06 AM, by PLATINUM755

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  • Hello

    7/1/2015 8:01:51 AM, by CYBERCITYSHELL

    I thought it about time to drop in and say hello. I just looked at my profile pictures of spark buddies. It is sure a place where we come and go over time. Some come back, and some stay a little while and get a little lost along the way. One thing for sure it is full of some pretty cool people-spark... Read more

  • Things to do in the middle of the night...

    7/1/2015 6:52:00 AM, by SLAMDRAFT

    1. Crochet 2. Binge watch shows on Netflix 3. Wish I could sleep at night like a normal person Rinse and repeat. 🃏... Read more

  • Starting to seriously lose hope.......

    7/1/2015 6:36:32 AM, by RASPBERRY56

    'nuff said.......... Read more

  • FitBit best know this

    7/1/2015 4:34:41 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    If I have to change the battery again on the Zip before 3 months are up I am switching back to a pedometer. I don't have time for this mess SERIOUSLY! I just ate breakfast because I was hungry, had a sandwich, mostly vegetables but a little chicken, round 4am I may have a little snack or a lunc... Read more