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Failure? Never
8/23/2014 7:30:13 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Nice to see you are a member of Spark for that means you are focused on living a healthy lifestyle. Hope you will be extending your stay here at Spar...  Read more

OLDEROWL

Caturday Part 6
8/23/2014 5:26:50 AM,  3 COMMENTS

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FLOWERDALEJEWEL

Countdown day 90..89 --aiming at eventual 100% compliance with suggested eating plan
8/23/2014 4:41:25 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I will try having a "chunky" rather than a smoothie today! I LOVEIT, Justyna. Thanks for that chuckle. I certainly am not being 100% compliant. I...  Read more

CTUPTON

talk about bad timing
8/23/2014 1:53:23 AM,  0 COMMENTS

when everything is in disarray, it is just depressing. Hubs told me yesterday to be prepared to call the carpet people and push the installation date...  Read more

KIM22211

Because
8/22/2014 10:39:44 PM,  2 COMMENTS

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GOOSIEMOON

vacation
8/22/2014 10:34:00 PM,  0 COMMENTS

we hiked quite a bit lots of flowers I did not know ...  Read more

ONESPOTLEFT

Whole30 day 22 another gray day.
8/22/2014 5:43:22 PM,  0 COMMENTS

CSA pick up day. Took DD to friends house. Processed another pot of tomatoes. No exercise, but I have been on my feet for most of the day...its seems....  Read more

POCKETFULOFSUN

Countdown day 90 --aiming at eventual 100% compliance with suggested eating plan
8/22/2014 12:42:40 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I have been advised to more slowly follow the ALCAT eating plan based on my food sensitivities. So I don't have to be "perfect" yet. 41 In 3 months...  Read more

CTUPTON

ILLINOIS State Fair
8/22/2014 12:28:05 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I go down to the Fair during GOP DAY. Always get to meet the candidates and I am pretty active in politics. Don't want to get into political discussio...  Read more

GARDENCHRIS

Nuts for Winter
8/22/2014 8:34:33 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Every year, when all the kids are school shopping, when I notice it's getting darker earlier again, when my flower pots are starting to look tired and...  Read more

GARDENGIRL2013

Doctor's Report-Good Progress
8/22/2014 8:14:54 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I met with the orthopedic doctor yesterday. He said the bones are together and there is more bone growth, although you can still see the break. I ca...  Read more

GLADGAD

Sugar alcohol and me Ė got to read those labels carefully.
8/22/2014 7:38:09 AM,  17 COMMENTS

My status today says that Iím sorting through photos. Thatís true and needs to be done, but the decision wasnít totally my choice. Like many peo...  Read more

BROOKLYN_BORN

Fabulous Friday
8/22/2014 6:59:05 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Up early to get chores done. Exercises going well. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is at 96%. Looks like a great day here....  Read more

DWROBERGE

Sign for my computer to improve
8/22/2014 6:51:50 AM,  13 COMMENTS

At doctor visits I always regret not having done the things to make my "numbers" better. To remind myself , I made a sign to tape on my computer:...  Read more

CTUPTON

Burn more fat by 1 min. high intensity exercise alternated with 20 min. of moderate exercising.
8/22/2014 6:35:29 AM,  3 COMMENTS

A Cardio Obsession Ramp up cardio, burn calories and fat. Sounds simple enough, but the latest science on exercising for weight loss says otherwi...  Read more

CTUPTON

You Gotta Laugh!!
8/22/2014 6:28:20 AM,  27 COMMENTS

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FLOWERDALEJEWEL

Be a Leader
8/22/2014 5:14:17 AM,  19 COMMENTS

" You should always ask yourself what would happen if everyone did what you are doing.' Jean -Paul Sartre Sometimes we are not willing or unable...  Read more

ALEXSGIRL1

It is the little things
8/22/2014 2:22:42 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Hubs and I were having a discussion. I told him how I enjoy doing things for him but I like to hear he at least notices and or appreciates the effort....  Read more

KIM22211

Staining while it's raining
8/21/2014 9:44:26 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I spent the better part of today staining the screen porch on the house we're remodeling. Up and down the ladder at least 100 times...that's got to c...  Read more

GOOSIEMOON

Ennui redux
8/21/2014 9:10:17 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Blah blah blah... Have I wasted the last 21 days because I didn't follow directions? I don't really feel better....or more energy...my skin&hair are...  Read more

POCKETFULOFSUN

Whole30 day 21 Queen of Ennui
8/21/2014 8:09:11 PM,  3 COMMENTS

OMG cancer moon is tearing me down. 533 I woke up feeling like I had been steam rolled. and not in a good way. Really had a hard time focusing...  Read more

POCKETFULOFSUN

Thursday update
8/21/2014 4:38:43 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Up early so my wife could go to exercise class. I had a dentist appointment for cleaning. Exercises are going well. Weight is steady. Calories rem...  Read more

DWROBERGE

Goodbye sweet Memphis...hello New Orleans on a whim! :-))
8/21/2014 1:41:09 PM,  16 COMMENTS

We loved our Memphis visit. Graceland was really something to see! I'm glad we went. I liked Elvis although I was more from The Beatles era. Elvis hit...  Read more

FLORIDASUN

Romantic texting by seniors
8/21/2014 1:06:35 PM,  21 COMMENTS

An elderly couple had just learned how to send text messages on their cell phones. The wife was a romantic type and the husband was more o...  Read more

CAT-IN-CJ

Fatigue is lifting....hooray!
8/21/2014 12:27:19 PM,  56 COMMENTS

Last week, I wrote that I had been having very severe fatigue for about a month and a half. I haven't been able to determine the cause of it, but it...  Read more

SIMPLELIFE4REAL

Thinking It Over Thursday, August 21
8/21/2014 10:20:21 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Been checking into the issue of artichoke supplements. I understand it was mentioned on Dr. Oz, though I didn't see it. Thought I would share a few...  Read more

BARB4HEALTH

Pastor's dinner a success
8/21/2014 7:57:56 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Dinner was a success 244 ! Thanks for the encouragement 304 , I don't like fussing but I like to make a good meal. Funny because I'm frequently trying...  Read more

GINIEMIE

Dogday Afternoon Part 3
8/21/2014 6:47:46 AM,  24 COMMENTS

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FLOWERDALEJEWEL

BEING LOST IS OKAY
8/21/2014 5:38:42 AM,  19 COMMENTS

Your not supposed to understand everything ." Rod Steiger Some people crack me up lucky thing I am not an egg. I know bad humor , But I do find...  Read more

ALEXSGIRL1

these boots are made for riding
8/21/2014 4:32:44 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Hubs said he wanted me to get riding boots for when he takes me on a spin on the Harley. He doesn't like that I where heels! lol And wouldn't you kn...  Read more

KIM22211

Very interesting documentary on the clothesline
8/20/2014 10:26:23 PM,  8 COMMENTS

www.dryingforfreedom.com/...  Read more

GOOSIEMOON

Why I'm excited to get up in the morning
8/20/2014 10:18:19 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Today I read, "The angel disguised as a dog!" in the August 18th issue of Woman's World. At the bottom of the article, it talked about finding one's t...  Read more

GRATEFUL_DAWN

A work in Progress
8/20/2014 10:00:36 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It is truly unbelievable how expensive it is to redo a simple bedroom! We are painting it, so hubs wants to put new base boards up, new light/plug cov...  Read more

KIM22211

Home
8/20/2014 8:38:06 PM,  1 COMMENTS

We were away on a week vacation last week. I didn't track a lot of cardio activities but we sure walked a lot. So I am not too worried that I didn't g...  Read more

CRAFTSNUT

Finally I'm not whining.
8/20/2014 7:58:37 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I seem to be in much better spirits -- I just rescued a dog and now I have company on my walks, WooHoo. I've been sticking to the program and I'm pr...  Read more

JP5214

Whole30 day 20 Catching a wave
8/20/2014 6:53:27 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Hardly know the time is passing now 2/3rds thru. I am uncertain what will happen after the 30th. Today we went to Crescent Beach state park in Main...  Read more

POCKETFULOFSUN

Back Again
8/20/2014 3:39:33 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So I have not used Sparkpeople since April 2012. Back again to meet my health goals. Anyone out there have suggestions to stay focused? Thanks...  Read more

FLAPDOODLEDEB

Punography
8/20/2014 10:27:58 AM,  23 COMMENTS

Hope these will help to bring you a smile . . . Punography ∑ I tried to catch some fog. I mist. ∑ When chemists die, they bariu...  Read more

CAT-IN-CJ

I've Gone Basil Crazy!!
8/20/2014 9:34:03 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I love to cook. I love to eat well, too. One of my most favorite ingredients for the past 1+ years is basil. I don't use the dried basil - either fr...  Read more

GLADGAD

WooHoo Wednesday! Willing to try.
8/20/2014 8:32:11 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Today I begin an adventure with my DD and DGD. I challenged my 'sweet tooth' and that of my DGD to a 7-10 day challenge. Here's how we are going to...  Read more

BARB4HEALTH

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