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  • 12/10/14 ~ Excuses

    12/10/2014 1:55:49 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure. ~ Unknown Read more

  • Food and Cardio Angst

    12/9/2014 2:59:55 PM, by SHOOTINGSTARR7

    So far I'm nearly a month in to my personal training sessions. They're going well, I think, but my weight loss has been pretty slow. And by slow,... Read more

  • One Week of Macro Nutrients

    12/9/2014 2:45:47 PM, by IREADYERMIND

    Today marks an official week's worth of eating healthy with my adjusted Macronutrient and calorie values. Every day, I eat: 1,400 calories... Read more

  • Bed update and more

    12/9/2014 2:31:05 PM, by SRWYLIE

    The new air chamber for our bed came yesterday. It's installed and working, and we were able to sleep back in our own bed last night. I don't thi... Read more

  • 12/9/14 ~ Food

    12/9/2014 10:30:02 AM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    Processed foods not only extend the shelf life, but they extend the waistline as well. ~Karen Sessions Read more

  • Feeling ill!

    12/8/2014 8:15:32 PM, by SEAOFCARNAGE

    I have had some tummy issues this weekend. I took a laxative to see if that helped, but it has not. Everytime I eat it feels like a huge rock j... Read more

  • In the footsteps of greatness

    12/8/2014 3:34:26 PM, by CALIMAN1

    Along with hundreds of others, I stood on the sidewalk, the air more than crisp , the sun peeking in and out, teasing us of warmth that never cam... Read more

  • Monday PT

    12/8/2014 11:02:04 AM, by SRWYLIE

    Today is my last visit with my current physical therapist. I hope she notices the great progress I've made! I'm a lot stronger, and my balance on... Read more

  • 12/8/14 ~ Choice

    12/8/2014 10:33:46 AM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    There is a choice you have to make in everything you do. So keep in mind that in the end, the choice you make, makes you. ~ Nishan Panwa... Read more

  • Humbled and Grateful

    12/7/2014 10:44:09 PM, by SRWYLIE

    Just a quick post to say how awestruck I am by the incredible posts I received yesterday from my blog entry. I don't have many friends on SP (yet... Read more

  • Revealing myself

    12/6/2014 2:40:16 PM, by SRWYLIE

    This is the post I wasn't sure I was ever going to write. But after reading some of the other blog entries from other Sparkers, I'm feeling compe... Read more

  • Friday funday

    12/6/2014 1:30:40 AM, by SRWYLIE

    Late post today. Steve and I picked up poinsettias at a farm south of here for the church and for his flower shop. Fun morning but lots of drivin... Read more

  • A woman's essence is her size, isn't that true?

    12/6/2014 12:53:36 AM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    Friends, I just ran across this AMAZING video about weight and the way we think about it: youtu.be/4roNyMt_AXE You HA... Read more

  • Measuring Macronutrients

    12/5/2014 2:19:45 PM, by IREADYERMIND

    Been doing a lot of research on macronutrients this past week. Macronutrients = main sources of nourishment, like protein & carbs Micronut... Read more

  • 12/5/14 ~ Start

    12/5/2014 10:31:06 AM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ~ Walt Disney ... Read more

  • New bedspread:)

    12/4/2014 11:10:24 PM, by SNUZSUZ

    I bought a new bedspread on Black Friday and I just love it! I got it at Bed, Bath & Beyond for only $30! It was on clearance and then I got a 20... Read more

  • On The Road Again

    12/4/2014 1:28:02 PM, by CHRISTINABORJA

    After four weeks of diverging from my weight loss plan I am up and running. Weight is again coming off and I am using my skills to create health... Read more

  • Thursday Rant

    12/4/2014 12:47:23 PM, by SRWYLIE

    An update on the bed saga: I've ordered a new air chamber for my side of the SleepNumber bed. It will be here next week, hopefully. I went out an... Read more

  • 12/4/14 ~ Perseverance

    12/4/2014 10:31:02 AM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    According to decades of research, there are two fundamental mindsets that determine how people respond to struggle, setbacks and failure. In one ... Read more

  • Cleaning up shop

    12/3/2014 5:14:37 PM, by CHRISTINABORJA

    I have three more weeks of my all liquid diet. Then I will slowly start adding food again. The first week I will replace one product with a 200... Read more

  • Finding balance

    12/3/2014 1:44:04 PM, by SEAOFCARNAGE

    I have been tracking quite regularly my food for the last two-three months. One thing I have been struggling with is that I can hit my calorie c... Read more

  • Wednesday Blahs

    12/3/2014 11:04:40 AM, by SRWYLIE

    We have had a SleepNumber bed for over 10 years. It's wonderful, except when it isn't. I went to bed last night thinking that the bed felt w... Read more

  • 12/3/14 ~ Belief

    12/3/2014 10:33:46 AM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the reward... Read more

  • Rainy Tuesday

    12/2/2014 11:42:18 AM, by SRWYLIE

    We are supposed to have pretty steady rain the next two days, and could get up to 2" total precipitation. We need it bad after 3 years of drought... Read more

  • 12/2/14 ~ Strength

    12/2/2014 10:33:53 AM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is st... Read more

  • My Ever-Changing Relationship with Food

    12/1/2014 7:23:04 PM, by LOLA-L

    As a child, I lived on a ranch, so I had to work hard to eat anything. Vegetables had to be grown. Meat was from one of the animals that could n... Read more

  • What to Do When You Fall Off the Healthy Living Wagon

    12/1/2014 6:08:53 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    Thanksgiving is over, and I'm still recovering from my carb-fest. If ther... Read more

  • December already!

    12/1/2014 1:58:47 PM, by SRWYLIE

    We had a great time up at the lake for Thanksgiving. My parents came up with us on Wednesday afternoon, and my sister and her husband joined us o... Read more

  • 12/1/14 ~ Back on Track

    12/1/2014 10:49:45 AM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    When life takes you off track, you can complain about it or do something about it. ~ Unknown Read more

  • Hebrews 13:15

    12/1/2014 7:07:58 AM, by SNUZSUZ

    By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. Hebrews ... Read more

  • Getting rid of excuses

    11/30/2014 4:41:50 PM, by AMYR5707

    I find that I'm getting better at getting rid of obstacles that I can easily use as excuses for not working out. After joining a gym, I found th... Read more

  • post-turkey day mood

    11/29/2014 4:41:05 PM, by LOLA-L

    Today, I feel rested, relaxed, and quite content. I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving (of you celebrate it)... and a nice weeken... Read more

  • Biking in the Rain!

    11/29/2014 3:07:14 PM, by SEAOFCARNAGE

    In Sacramento it does not rain much. At least since I have been here. That is one of the signatures of Seattle, people think it always rains. ... Read more

  • Progress

    11/28/2014 2:27:28 PM, by AMYR5707

    To further my goal of getting healthier, I joined a gym. I met with a trainer who put together a program for me, and after talking with me told ... Read more

  • My biggest life hack!

    11/28/2014 12:37:12 PM, by SEAOFCARNAGE

    My mother is a hoarder. Her whole family is. My dad, well currently he is on the cusp of being a collector and a hoarder. Once your collection... Read more

  • Thanksgiving Day:)

    11/28/2014 10:47:59 AM, by SNUZSUZ

    These are my 3 kids, Davey, the youngest, on the left, Tina in the middle, and Geremy,theoldeset, Read more

  • My First Official 5K Walk!

    11/27/2014 10:06:22 PM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    What a great morning it's been :) My husband and I made it to the start line for this year's Run to Feed The Hungry (the largest Thanksgiving d... Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    11/27/2014 2:29:21 PM, by SRWYLIE

    I wish a glorious Thanksgiving to all my SparkFriends. Don't eat too much, and make sure to get some time outdoors if you can.... Read more

  • Gratitude

    11/26/2014 12:17:49 PM, by SRWYLIE

    Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and this afternoon we are all headed up to Clearlake to spend the holiday weekend with my parents as well as my sister ... Read more

  • 11/26/14 ~ Mistakes

    11/26/2014 10:35:34 AM, by DAISYBELLEKIA

    The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it. ~Thomas S. Monson Read more

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