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  • January 29, 2017 ~ Week #5

    1/29/2017 8:20:30 PM, by HICIM705

    Hello, SparkFriends! It is Sunday, 1/19/17 and I'm writing my 5th weekly blog of 2017. It is the 2nd day of the 3rd week of the Winter 5% C... Read more

  • 01/29/17

    1/29/2017 6:11:20 PM, by KATRINAKAT23

    Well I have been doing my dishes every evening. It makes things so much easier. For the record the bad habit of leaving the dishes for days sta... Read more

  • Carts and Hand-Holding Safety!

    1/29/2017 7:37:24 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Another good, on-plan day is under my belt. As I journeyed along yesterday, thinking about the analogy of the pit and the path and the cart that... Read more

  • The Pit and the Path...Revelation!

    1/28/2017 9:24:42 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    I had another good, on-plan day yesterday. I'm finding my joy again. Yesterday, I was happy most of the time. What a relief! Happiness is a s... Read more

  • EGD and finally some information

    1/28/2017 12:07:39 AM, by NIELSENSLADY

    I had another procedure completed this week. It was an EGD. Its my third one ever. I used to dread them because I was fully awake the two time... Read more

  • On the Road Again to AZ & Scale Down

    1/27/2017 10:09:18 AM, by KALISWALKER

    We've been in Palm Springs for 3 days staying at our usual RV resort. It's great see the same group of friends here each year. This year is diffe... Read more

  • A Good, On Plan Day!

    1/27/2017 7:10:49 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    I had a good day, on plan, yesterday. I stayed to the plan of eating 3 meals and nothing in between. I drank 10 glasses of water. I did not ge... Read more

  • Taking a Few Minutes

    1/26/2017 9:02:29 PM, by KALISWALKER

    We are in Palm Springs, CA. I was busy this morning then had a surprise visit from friends. It was great to chat, then walk the dog, and run erra... Read more

  • Last Frost Date Planting Worksheet

    1/26/2017 2:09:03 PM, by XANADUREALM

    It's the time of year to think about starting your seeds, but how do you keep track of planting dates? No worry if you've missed the seed s... Read more

  • Am I really back this time?

    1/26/2017 11:33:20 AM, by LILSHINE

    Well I hope so! I'm the master of the " to-do-list". I've finally accepted that if I make them shorter I'll accomplish more. Blogging on SP is a... Read more

  • New Day...New Plan!

    1/26/2017 7:14:01 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    It was another rough day yesterday. I have one co-worker who is REALLY trying to help me get through and out of this mess with this account. It... Read more

  • Cannot do this?

    1/25/2017 6:28:04 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    I am coming to terms with some "can'ts" in my life. Life is getting really hard. I had a full load...then a co-worker is off on sick leave...an... Read more

  • Popping Back Up!

    1/24/2017 6:52:24 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    I didn't record my meals yesterday. I ate correctly for breakfast, lunch, and supper, but then in the evening, I had excessive snacks. I was co... Read more

  • Getting Physical & Exciting News!

    1/23/2017 7:21:22 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    What a great weekend! It went way too fast. Is it really Monday already? Wow! I had a really physical day yesterday...lots of stairs, lot... Read more

  • Texting

    1/22/2017 7:53:44 PM, by KATRINAKAT23

    I detest texting. I don't mind if it is short and to the point, but I hate to have conversations that way. My sister loves to text and now we a... Read more

  • January 22, 2017 ~ Week #4

    1/22/2017 7:34:23 PM, by HICIM705

    Today is January 22, 2017, the beginning of the 4th week of this 'New Year'. It is also the 2nd day of the 2nd week of the 2017 Winter 5% Challen... Read more

  • Good, Productive Day!

    1/22/2017 8:20:49 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Had a good day yesterday. DH and I went out for lunch, made a grocery list, and went to the grocery. His knee was killing him. So, I suggested... Read more

  • Loss, by accident

    1/21/2017 11:08:10 PM, by WHITNEYGAMER

    I do not deserve my loss this week. I ate terribly all week. For whatever reason, I was fiending for Hostess Cherry Pies like crazy. Those suc... Read more

  • Surgery date/new computer

    1/21/2017 3:22:53 PM, by KATRINAKAT23

    I received my letter yesterday for when I go for surgey. It is February 15th. Getting nervous. I am having a full knee replacement done. Has ... Read more

  • Doing great!

    1/21/2017 3:08:37 PM, by ARIELHAY

    I am so excited today. I just found out I lost 7 pounds. I decided that I would only get on the scale once a month so I would not feel pressured ... Read more

  • Battle Won!

    1/21/2017 8:37:45 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Maybe there's something to that saying...it's darkest just before the dawn. Yesterday was a "good" day at work. I got a LOT done and feel like ... Read more

  • Venting

    1/20/2017 3:06:59 PM, by MIFFUN

    So I started this journey two weeks ago. I added a 2 hour Yoga class to my schedule on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I had to give up walking 3 miles... Read more

  • OK Leaving Today

    1/20/2017 10:44:33 AM, by KALISWALKER

    Day 3 of living a beautiful life. I will live intentional and in the moment. I will focus on the positives and have gratitude for all... Read more

  • Work Woes

    1/20/2017 7:09:02 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Work continues to be awful. I have no choice but to just keep plugging along and hope that, at some point, it will be better. I'm to the point ... Read more

  • Heading to AZ Today!

    1/19/2017 1:26:39 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Day 2 of living a beautiful life. I will live intentional and in the moment. I will focus on the positives and have gratitude for all... Read more

  • Overcomer!

    1/19/2017 6:49:21 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Yesterday was trying at work. I had to intervene between a client and one of my workers...and I had to side with the client. I listened to both... Read more

  • Dragging

    1/18/2017 8:51:04 PM, by MIFFUN

    Still sticking to 1300 calories (sometimes less, sometimes 50-60 more) and staying on Phase I. Bored to death with eggs for breakfast, but happy... Read more

  • Go Off & Live a Beautiful Life

    1/18/2017 3:08:04 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Today I feel gratitude for starting a new part of the year. Today is Day 1 of living a beautiful life. I will live intentional and in... Read more

  • Understanding Cravings and Having Some Relief From Them!

    1/18/2017 6:35:35 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Yesterday was another good day on the books. I ate in range, exercised 120 minutes, did 10 flights of stairs, drank 10 glasses of water, and got... Read more

  • Good Medical News & Packing Now

    1/17/2017 8:54:31 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Medical Update - I met with the oncologist today. He reviewed my breast cancer history, my recent lumpectomy, treatment options, and future risk.... Read more

  • 7 Secrets for Making a Better Meatloaf

    1/17/2017 8:37:25 AM, by XANADUREALM

    1. Meat Matters - Harvey Wolff, the culinary school trained chef from the upscale Nosh food truck based in Seattle, Wash., highly recommends mixi... Read more

  • Moving Forward!

    1/17/2017 6:56:19 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Another successful day is under my belt! I ate just my 3 meals yesterday...actually ended up under my calorie range...but I figured that was oka... Read more

  • Stomach not improving but going on nonetheless

    1/16/2017 11:51:29 PM, by NIELSENSLADY

    Well I had a clean colonoscopy. I have an EGD scheduled on the 25th. I have been having cramps on my left and right side. I have constan... Read more

  • Clean Sink

    1/16/2017 11:35:39 PM, by KATRINAKAT23

    Just a quick blog before bed. There is a tip from Flybaby about cleaning your sink every day. So for the first time in ages I made sure my sin... Read more

  • My Try Harder Button

    1/16/2017 8:47:57 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Here is my try harder button, put a smile on my face and get to it. Diet, exercise, to do list, pack, tidy the house, smile. I go... Read more

  • Common Ingredient Substitutions

    1/16/2017 5:24:17 PM, by XANADUREALM

    Allspice,1 teaspoon = 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon cloves Baking powder, 1 teaspoon = 1/4 teaspoon baking soda ... Read more

  • Exercised to the Max!

    1/16/2017 7:04:56 AM, by COMPUCATHY

    Sunday was another successful, on-plan day! Hooray! DH and I went out for lunch, then went thrift-store shopping, and then to the grocery. I f... Read more

  • January 15, 2017 ~ Week #3

    1/15/2017 9:43:08 PM, by HICIM705

    Today is January 15, 2017, the beginning of the 3rd week of this 'New Year'. It is also the 2nd day of the 2017 Winter 5% Challenge. 2016... Read more

  • Goals

    1/15/2017 3:50:47 PM, by KATRINAKAT23

    My goal for the next 2 weeks is to add more veggies into my diet. I will continue to add veggies after the 2 weeks but every 2 weeks I am going... Read more

  • Sous Vide Pork Chops

    1/15/2017 10:33:46 AM, by XANADUREALM

    But a good pork chop is only as good as the method by which you cook it. You want the most foolproof way to guarantee extra-juicy pork chops? Sou... Read more

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