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  • Watch This Space

    5/6/2014 10:49:48 AM, by PFERG66

    O.K. Spark Coach suggested that I pick a day of the week to weigh in, so I'm picking Sunday (Spark Week start). You ... Read more

  • Why I don't use the food tracker

    5/4/2014 12:32:04 PM, by JELYHA

    I am on a low carbohydrate diet. This doesn't mean however that I eat an unlimited amount of protein. In fact my protein is quite restricted as... Read more

  • And The Winner Is....Me!

    5/1/2014 10:41:41 AM, by PFERG66

    Anyone who really invests their time in the Spark People program will, or should, agree with me on this. We win every time we tr... Read more

  • It's been awhile....

    4/30/2014 12:42:00 PM, by CHUBRUB3

    Hi My Friends! I think of you often, I truly do. I log on and read as much as I can of your trials and tribulations, sending words or heal... Read more

  • Texas Gumbo

    4/28/2014 8:43:38 AM, by PFERG66

    For any of you who might be familiar with soil types, around the Houston area there is one called 'gumbo'. Gumbo is thick, sticky clay-like stu... Read more

  • My Secret Desire

    4/22/2014 1:07:31 PM, by PFERG66

    Ahhh what is Pferg66 going to let us in on.... Will it be an overwhelming desire; a crave activator? ... Read more

  • It can be done!

    4/20/2014 5:44:20 PM, by JELYHA

    You can get through a birthday, a night at the ball park where all they have is foods you shouldn't eat (but still love) and 2 family Easter dinn... Read more

  • Who could imagine?

    4/18/2014 12:15:44 PM, by PFERG66

    Who could imagine that I would get stressed by NOT being able to get my steps in?? Not me; I didn't like exercising anyway when I started SP 3 mo... Read more

  • I want to be an inspiration

    4/16/2014 2:57:56 PM, by JELYHA

    There are a lot of unhealthy people in my life. People who I would like to help, but I realize I can talk until I am blue in the face and most i... Read more

  • balance

    4/15/2014 1:58:19 PM, by TONBEN

    So working really hard to find the right balance in my life. Still doing my cardio Monday to Friday most weeks (I do hit snooze every once in a w... Read more

  • This is what having energy feels like!

    4/14/2014 10:09:18 AM, by JELYHA

    Have you ever said to yourself that you didn't realize how sick you were until you felt better? That's exactly what I have been saying to myself... Read more

  • A Common Misconception

    4/11/2014 7:20:24 PM, by JELYHA

    There is a common misconception that if you eat a diet low in carbohydrate that you therefore must be eating a diet high in protein. This may be... Read more

  • Doing Something Right

    4/11/2014 4:05:01 PM, by PFERG66

    How great does THAT feel? Doing something right that made a difference in my health has surprised me. A goal is to get my A1c down below 7. ... Read more

  • Exercising really increases insulin sensitivity

    4/10/2014 4:41:09 PM, by JELYHA

    So as the title says it turns out that exercising REALLY increases my insulin sensitivity. From what I understand this is true for everyone whet... Read more

  • And the reason I did that was....

    4/9/2014 1:12:15 PM, by PFERG66

    For me, an "all or nothing" attitude has not meant slipping and going into a full-fledged binge (oh REALLY??) or now, totally giving up on exer... Read more

  • Mom's status......

    4/8/2014 5:50:38 PM, by SAMMI-SAM

    Mom has had two treatments for her cancer. The first one was terrible and the second one is going way better now. While this is going on I sta... Read more

  • This is what multiple daily injections look like

    4/8/2014 9:49:06 AM, by JELYHA

    These are the insulin syringes I've used in the past 10 days. Lowering my... Read more

  • 28 day Fast Metabolism Diet

    4/7/2014 5:23:24 PM, by TONBEN

    so I finished the 4 weeks of this diet, overall weight loss was 5 pounds although only 3 were net. SO was it amazing no, but for a pump wearing d... Read more

  • Dotty's New Game

    4/3/2014 10:44:16 AM, by PFERG66

    Dotty-the-Dog is very patient with me. She would love to be outside running and trotting beside me when I walk/jog; she looks hopefully at me whe... Read more

  • End of week 2 on to week 3

    3/25/2014 2:11:38 PM, by TONBEN

    So those two dinner with friend nights.alcohol drinking ended the week as it began, not good. However I managed to stay the same so no lose but n... Read more

  • Mom's first treatment-

    3/22/2014 7:24:21 PM, by SAMMI-SAM

    Mom called me today & says she is feeling fine so that relieves me. I am hoping that she will still feel good tomorrow because I am really scare... Read more

  • Outlook: Partly cloudy; turning fantastic tonight!

    3/21/2014 5:46:56 PM, by PFERG66

    The emotional weather outlook for my neck o' the woods is really looking up! Exercise has moved from sluggish to can't wait! A-maze-ing. Food is... Read more

  • Week 2 thus far and my pity party......sigh

    3/21/2014 8:57:37 AM, by TONBEN

    So for some reason this week is much harder, not sure why exactly but I have been having a tough time fighting cravings. Trying to stick with thi... Read more

  • Whaddya know?!

    3/19/2014 4:55:56 PM, by PFERG66

    I came to SparkPeople at a very low point. Finally I was obese. I had made it to the top; Of the bottom, that is. From the start, however, there... Read more

  • End of week 1

    3/17/2014 10:35:45 PM, by TONBEN

    OK so week one was not too bad, was not hungry and although had a few cravings I think they were more from boredom than hunger. Days 5 and 6 w... Read more

  • My Spark Streaks don't reflect my Activity

    3/15/2014 6:58:59 PM, by JLCONROD

    Some of my Spark Streaks do not accurately reflect my SparkPeople activity. This is especially true for my Login Spark Point spins... Read more

  • In Limbo

    3/13/2014 10:36:09 PM, by PFERG66

    Well, I have not gained weight, but I haven't lost any either. I think my jeans are fitting better, though. I sure don't like being in the limbo ... Read more

  • FMD Days 2-4

    3/12/2014 8:34:18 PM, by TONBEN

    Alright so day 2 of high carb was a little easier because I was more active, training, work etc, and although I was worried about the high protei... Read more

  • FMD Day 1 Matter over Mind!

    3/10/2014 12:14:15 PM, by TONBEN

    so leading up to my big start date on Sunday of this new diet to try, I have to say I sabotaged myself probably more than I have in months. Bu... Read more

  • What to do?

    3/9/2014 5:32:20 PM, by SAMMI-SAM

    My mother has treatment for cancer every other Friday now. My son, William turns 10 this May. She has decided to keep the fact that she is sick a... Read more

  • Yes I know its another fad diet, but I need a change!!

    3/8/2014 11:10:58 AM, by TONBEN

    So been keeping on with my fitness, in fact although it is by no means easier, it still sucks and is hard everyday, so I cant say I love it, not ... Read more

  • Moderation

    3/6/2014 12:45:08 PM, by PFERG66

    I am definitely "under-moderate" when it comes to fitness. After a teaching career that had me on my feet (art teacher) or on the floor (kinder... Read more

  • Redbird's

    3/3/2014 10:39:20 AM, by PFERG66

    O.K. Redbird's is the best fried chicken place in our area. The best. Unfortunately. Here's the deal: Out running errands with our singl... Read more

  • Up Not Down

    2/28/2014 3:38:03 PM, by PFERG66

    What to do when the scale goes up instead of down? I checked in with my SparkCoach as soon as I could and, what do you know?? Today's work has to... Read more

  • REALLY.

    2/22/2014 9:48:17 AM, by PFERG66

    I am finding out more and more about what triggers my bad emotional responses and what makes me feel crummy. Yesterday I wanted to download a coo... Read more

  • pushing on

    2/22/2014 8:58:30 AM, by TONBEN

    So its been forever since I have been on, and I really don't know why. I loved checking in with everyone, seeing what was new, exploring your tip... Read more

  • What DOES NOT Work.

    2/21/2014 12:31:50 PM, by QUIDDITCHGRRL

    I subscribe to quite a few workout/training/therapy/rehab blogs, and today's email from Mike Whitfield (who has lost 100# lbs and still works out... Read more

  • How Fortunate am I?

    2/20/2014 1:57:12 PM, by PFERG66

    Maybe in the past I was sabotaged, but not in this phase of my life! My goal is to be mindful of anything that might be sabotaging to me and ni... Read more

  • Can you spell POSITIVE?

    2/18/2014 4:02:56 PM, by PFERG66

    People are receptive and supportive. I can be that way, too. Only another person on this journey to better health truly understands what we ar... Read more

  • So THAT's what this is all about!

    2/17/2014 3:01:42 PM, by PFERG66

    I fell in love with Big Bend National Park and the surrounding area back in the early 1980's. Over the next 15 years I made an annual trip to hik... Read more

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