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  • My Plan for the Day

    11/23/2017 6:30:59 AM, by IVANHOE64

    1. Go a bit lighter at breakfast and at supper. The big meal today will be at noon. 2. Drink lots of water. Lots. 3. Eat plenty of fresh... Read more

  • For Heaven's Sake, Just Enjoy Thanksgiving!

    11/22/2017 9:45:52 AM, by IVANHOE64

    I see that there's plenty of advice available these days for people who will be spending Thanksgiving (and, later on, Christmas) with relatives w... Read more

  • Everything looks good!

    11/17/2017 9:47:38 PM, by IVANHOE64

    I went to the doc last week and everything looks good! That's not bad for a guy who thought he'd be taking BP meds by now! I owe a lot to Spark... Read more

  • November 1st, 2027

    11/1/2017 9:53:38 PM, by SUBLUE

    Watching World Series. Going for Astros - I live in Texas. Settled into the recliner.... Read more

  • 6 weeks done ....

    10/25/2017 12:02:40 PM, by SOUTHTXXRNNR

    I finished up the 6 week boot camp challenge on Friday (October 20th) and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised and thrilled with my results.... Read more

  • A small change

    9/26/2017 10:42:57 AM, by SOUTHTXXRNNR

    I am in week 3 of the boot camp challenge at my gym and I have got to admit, was a little skeptical at first. How can you see noticeable changes... Read more

  • Almost 2 weeks down

    9/20/2017 6:13:00 PM, by SOUTHTXXRNNR

    Have been going strong in the boot camp challenge for almost 2 full weeks now. I also started training again with my trainer on the in between da... Read more

  • Hurricane Harvey

    9/9/2017 11:24:57 AM, by ROCKPORT9

    I live in Rockport, Texas. My husband never evacuates. I always evacuate. This time I stayed with my dear husband and sweet terrier. Category 5- ... Read more

  • Whew, this is difficult!

    9/8/2017 3:54:50 PM, by SOUTHTXXRNNR

    As many of you know I will be starting a Boot Camp Challenge on Monday, the 11th. Today we did my measurements and body fat analysis. It could be... Read more

  • Refocusing

    9/6/2017 5:26:49 PM, by SOUTHTXXRNNR

    As I get closer to my "goal" weight, which I had initially set at 130 lbs., I am beginning to realize that I need to refocus my energy and switch... Read more

  • Hurricane stress!!!

    8/24/2017 5:33:41 PM, by LILLTEX

    Guys!!!! Hurricane Harvey is striking tomorrow night and I totally went off course with lunch today!!!!!!!!! WHAAAA! I have so much to do befor... Read more

  • Fall Down Get Back Up!

    8/3/2017 11:59:00 AM, by NSAL78

    No matter how many setbacks you may encounter you get... Read more


    7/10/2017 9:18:11 AM, by LADYHAWKES

    lean body mass formula (weight x 0.732) - (waist measurement x 0.157) + (forearm measurement x 0.434) + (waist measurement/3.14) - (hip measu... Read more

  • Measurements Matter Down inches more noticeable than pounds

    7/10/2017 9:10:07 AM, by LADYHAWKES

    5/18/17 261.4 lbs neck 15.5 lft arm 13.5 rt arn 13.5 bust 51 waist 45 belly button 55 hip 57.25 lft thigh 25.25 lft calf 16.50 ... Read more

  • One year later

    7/1/2017 9:33:51 AM, by IVANHOE64

    Yesterday marked the first anniversary of the day I got back on SparkPeople (after a prolonged absence) and got serious about my health. I could... Read more

  • Keep it right here

    6/24/2017 8:12:35 AM, by IVANHOE64

    My doctor tells me that I have reached my ideal weight, so it's time for me to go into maintenance mode. The ideal weight by his definition is m... Read more


    6/19/2017 11:10:54 AM, by LADYHAWKES

    WEEK ONE June 12 - June 18 Exercised 50 min. Water Aerobics 4x Day Calories Carbs Protein Mon. 1119 47 6... Read more

  • New Beginnings AGAIN but so very grateful

    6/12/2017 4:35:03 PM, by LADYHAWKES

    Accountability....whew....I need it now more than ever. Just received the news that I MUST have hip replacement at some point in the near future ... Read more

  • The Apple Test

    6/10/2017 9:27:15 AM, by IVANHOE64

    Some of us know about "the apple test". Basically, it's this: if you feel hungry, would you eat an apple? This question will help you to determ... Read more

  • 7 years didn't seem that long

    5/14/2017 12:52:28 PM, by PROMETHIAL

    So I got caught up in life and found myself on the ... Read more

  • My Secret Weapon

    5/12/2017 9:13:50 AM, by IVANHOE64

    I got on SparkPeople to lose weight, but I now see that weight loss, though important in my case, is not the goal. The goal is healthy living. ... Read more

  • Calories to lbs

    5/6/2017 2:06:22 PM, by JCG1036

    Ever since I could remember, I was always told that one lb equals 3500 calories. I recently came across some articles on the Internet that stated... Read more

  • Starting again :-/

    5/4/2017 5:59:08 AM, by TXNANAT

    I think I'm trying too many tips and diet advice because I keep sabatoging myself a couple weeks in. I'm going to try something a little more sim... Read more

  • Which diet is for me?

    4/29/2017 3:32:03 PM, by TXNANAT

    I walked into the doctors office to pay high dollar for monitored diet plan and in the middle of my appointment stood up, and politely said "I'm ... Read more

  • Fifty pounds!

    4/23/2017 8:00:36 AM, by IVANHOE64

    As of this morning's weigh-in, I am down fifty pounds! Needless to say, I'm off the plateau. As to the inevitable question, "How much more?... Read more

  • Happy Easter!

    4/16/2017 10:16:24 PM, by IVANHOE64

    I've been quite busy the last week or so, with everything that goes into preparing Easter, but everything went beautifully. I'm tired, but very ... Read more

  • 5K training ho!

    4/10/2017 10:47:04 PM, by IVANHOE64

    I went for a brisk walk this evening, and at one point, toward the end of my walk, on a whim, I took off jogging for about two minutes. I sure h... Read more

  • Spring Cleaning

    4/8/2017 1:30:11 PM, by IVANHOE64

    I had a much-needed clean-up day at the parish this morning. Some parishioners came out and helped me to get things in order for Holy Week. As ... Read more

  • Spring 5% Challenge 2017

    4/7/2017 7:30:53 PM, by ROCKPORT9

    I was not sure I would be participating in this challenge. On March 1st, while gardening, I tripped and fell, literally could not get up. ...not ... Read more

  • My decision

    4/4/2017 8:36:11 AM, by IVANHOE64

    This morning I am announcing my decision to retire from blogging. Yesterday's blog was so successful that I'm afraid I can't top it. If I were ... Read more

  • Why I'm not upset about being on a plateau

    4/3/2017 8:13:58 AM, by IVANHOE64

    I've been on a plateau for about three months now. I must take my fair share of the blame for it, although some of it - well, as we know, someti... Read more

  • I am surviving

    3/31/2017 11:41:44 AM, by SOUTHTXXRNNR

    WOW! So much has been happening. I know it has been a while since I have really checked in to SPARK, and I apologize. My computer went on the fri... Read more

  • Discipline

    3/30/2017 9:07:39 AM, by JCG1036

    It's a must have.... Read more

  • A significant NSV

    3/29/2017 8:16:21 AM, by IVANHOE64

    Yesterday I went to the dentist, and, as is usual on such visits, they took my blood pressure. The reading was 125/70. Not too long ago, I was ... Read more

  • Getting outside

    3/15/2017 9:54:22 AM, by IVANHOE64

    This morning, I had a sudden inspiration to do something I'd wanted to do for a long time. I whipped up some breakfast, wrapped it up in aluminu... Read more

  • A mystery!

    3/11/2017 8:07:32 AM, by IVANHOE64

    For the last two days, I went over my calorie allotment. Yesterday, I got very little exercise. Why is it, then, that when I stepped on the sca... Read more

  • Deleted!

    3/7/2017 9:02:33 AM, by IVANHOE64

    Yesterday I went to Subway for lunch and decided to fill out the customer on-line survey. In return for my survey, the nice folks at Subway sent... Read more

  • Back at the helm

    2/15/2017 8:40:41 AM, by IVANHOE64

    Vacation is over, and I am back at the parish! It's great to take vacation during the cool weather months, and I'm grateful that I had the oppor... Read more

  • No fish!

    2/11/2017 8:25:53 AM, by IVANHOE64

    I'm a little more than halfway through my vacation,and I have yet to catch a fish! (There's a reason that they call it "fishing", and not "catc... Read more

  • Vacation!

    2/6/2017 11:22:25 AM, by IVANHOE64

    It's a quiet time of year, so it's a perfect time to knock off for a week of vacation! The next week will find me fishing, birdwatching, beach c... Read more

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