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Platitudes - Sound Bytes for those who can't be bothered with reality.
4/16/2014 5:47:04 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Bob Harper (from The biggest Loser) is a terrific trainer and a great motivational speaker (I've heard him twice). But he falls back on a platitude th...  Read more

CHEFTONITO

I am not liking my new diet...
4/14/2014 1:32:26 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I was recently told I have to double my carb intake from what I was used to. I am a diabetic. After following my dietician's instructions to double my...  Read more

CARMYLITA

Two days of awesome weather & exercise!
4/11/2014 8:25:24 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Yesterday I beat my own record on steps and distance. I also got a few good photos od some Spring flowers. ...  Read more

CARMYLITA

How to go Cruising and Not Gain Weight
4/7/2014 6:21:08 PM,  7 COMMENTS

3rd cruise under my belt, and 2nd that I did not gain weight. Here are my suggestions and what I do to make sure I don't come home packing more wei...  Read more

KASHMIR

Getting Back on Track
4/3/2014 3:51:10 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Back on Track I am so glad that I found the motivation to make a change when it comes to my health and fitness. Being 21 years old now, I want to m...  Read more

MOOMOO2626

Baby #3!
4/1/2014 9:54:52 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I am excited and nervous about being pregnant this time around. I haven't lost all my weight from Harper. I have been using Spark People to track my...  Read more

LINDSAYJOY

Slacked a bit yesterday, today I hit it!
3/31/2014 12:06:46 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Weather's lookin' decent. can't wait to go out walking! We'll see what today brings. 87...  Read more

CARMYLITA

Devastated Washington State & How lives have changed (mine included)
3/30/2014 6:11:59 PM,  5 COMMENTS

This blog doesn't have much to do with Sparking except for the emotional part of me is having a hard time staying mindful to my program. For those o...  Read more

BRENDABUNNY

1st day to a new me
3/30/2014 5:01:24 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I did my first workout for the first time in a while. It felt pretty good, but I was definitely winded by the end of the workout. I've also been very...  Read more

CHRISSY3562

Tired of being the fat sister
3/29/2014 10:32:58 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I found out recently that my parents are taking my brother, sister, two stepsisters, and me to Vegas in June. I'm excited for the all expenses paid tr...  Read more

CHRISSY3562

Saw a nutritionist...
3/29/2014 6:54:45 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Went to see a nutritionist...my first time. She basically said I am starving myself, yet I thought I was getting the right amounts of foods by guess i...  Read more

CARMYLITA

It's a sunny cold morning...
3/20/2014 11:53:56 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Yesterday I made all my goals, on steps, distance and aerobics. Hope to hit it again today. The weather is really shaping up around here, and I a...  Read more

CARMYLITA

Right now it is sunny and beatiful!
3/17/2014 6:12:05 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I reached my days goals already! 30 Looking forward to this week end, and hoped for sunshine. 67 Happy Saint Patrick's Day!! 137 440...  Read more

CARMYLITA

Cold Turkey/ Walking on Sunshine
3/17/2014 5:48:31 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Well, not entirely...but last night I finished the ten-day taper off my epilepsy medication and tonight will be the first time in almost 40 years that...  Read more

KATHY98665

Chickens
3/14/2014 6:04:31 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Well today was pretty nice out so I decided to clean the coop. I removed all the old shavings and swept everything down. Used water from the hose to s...  Read more

EILEEN828

Today is our 31st Anniversary!
3/13/2014 2:57:29 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Today my husband and Me celebrated our 31st anniversary, a lot healthier than we were a year ago. 337 it was a wonderful sunny day and 65* out here n...  Read more

CARMYLITA

Doing well at home with Ryan, pics
3/12/2014 7:07:54 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Ryan come home promptly on Feb 25th. He got a ride home in an ambulance, followed by home health nurses and family. Various other involved people have...  Read more

EILEEN828

Made my goals another day!
3/10/2014 9:21:27 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I was able to reach my goals two days consecutively. I can't always d this, but I am working on run in place, in the house, and walking out doors when...  Read more

CARMYLITA

Ladies Home Journal article is published!
3/10/2014 1:49:50 PM,  7 COMMENTS

My sister texted me the pics of my article yesterday. It is so exciting to see it in print. I was very surprised when they asked for any family...  Read more

KATHY98665

Yay Me! I reached my goals today!
3/9/2014 4:07:31 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Got up early thanks to the time change and good old Daylight Savings Time. 20 Went out walking, this time at a Best Buy store. While there we picked u...  Read more

CARMYLITA

35 years ago today I became a mother!!
3/8/2014 4:53:23 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Looks like it's a stay in the house day for me. I'm working on weight lifting, and cardio glide. Can't leave out our cat, Moosie, he's snoozing a...  Read more

CARMYLITA

Loving my new Fit Bit
3/8/2014 1:50:38 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I reached my walking goal today! It was sunny and beautiful. 67 Trying to keep up beat. Looking forward to next week and some predicted great we...  Read more

CARMYLITA

Today I bought my new Fit Bit Zip!!
3/6/2014 5:23:33 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I didn't get my Zip until most of the day was over, so my goal was reached on steps today on my old Omron. Very excited about my Fit Bit! 30 ...  Read more

CARMYLITA

New Year! New Month!
3/3/2014 1:34:08 PM,  3 COMMENTS

March, came in like a Lion, bring change to my life! Moving out of my home and town! Dec. 1995 - 2014... Will have my own apartment , in a adult sen...  Read more

AUNTBEE1945BK

Lookin' forward to a great day...
3/2/2014 11:11:05 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Out here in the Pacific Northwest it looks like a gentle beach mist falling, but hey, where's the beach? Just getting started today. 524 To...  Read more

CARMYLITA

Rainy Day Walking
3/1/2014 6:43:34 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Another rainy day, but so thankful for another day! Started out eating a veggie healthy breakfast of green beans, kidney beans, couscous, fresh t...  Read more

CARMYLITA

My first entry, bio
2/28/2014 12:33:30 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm new to Spark People. A little about myself. I was born with Cerebral Palsy. Nine months ago I was told I am a Diabetic. I wasn't happy....  Read more

CARMYLITA

Watch for me in April's Ladies Home Journal magazine!
2/27/2014 7:57:46 PM,  12 COMMENTS

A star is born! 36 lol Not really, but am very excited to share that an article I wrote about my Dad and one of his recipes will be in next months L...  Read more

KATHY98665

Is this as good as it gets? What if I am already here?
2/25/2014 9:43:52 PM,  7 COMMENTS

The last few weeks I have been pretty diligent about recording my foods, supporting my Spark community by posting on blogs, adding an extra workout, d...  Read more

KATHY98665

Ryan respiratory training
2/23/2014 3:53:05 AM,  9 COMMENTS

So it has become quite clear that Ryan is most likely going to be on the ventilator for good. He keeps having every so often episodes where his heart...  Read more

EILEEN828

New Tights
2/22/2014 6:39:07 PM,  6 COMMENTS

As more of my "I don't care what other people might think" phase, I bought some very cool workout clothes at Kohls yesterday. My hubby had given me a...  Read more

KATHY98665

Sticker Shock
2/18/2014 2:52:50 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I came across a very cool idea in another blog and am going to personalize it for my use. Here is my plan: Print out a blank monthly calendar F...  Read more

KATHY98665

Well my heart just got a bit more crushed
2/18/2014 2:49:43 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I discovered from yet another new doctor that things are not as optimistic as I had hoped. She told me that it had already been determined by a pulmon...  Read more

EILEEN828

Cheer on my mom!
2/16/2014 3:49:48 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I have been telling my mom about Spark and the amazing supportive community for years. Today she FINALLY set up an account and I am so excited for her...  Read more

KATHY98665

Ryan is getting better
2/14/2014 1:12:30 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Ryan is doing pretty well. We've been making some progress with weaning him but he is unlikely to be off the ventilator before he gets sent home which...  Read more

EILEEN828

Know when to fold 'em
2/11/2014 4:42:41 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I started the Jorge Cruise Happy Hormone plan last week. And then a storm hit. A real storm. My first day on program went well. The scale dropped the...  Read more

KATHY98665

Recheck today ... optimism pessimism waves
2/11/2014 11:34:14 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I'm optimistic today that seeing my doctor will result in blood work which the lab will suggest is still not within normal range and that an adjustmen...  Read more

GLJEWEL

Do I WANT to eat? Or do I NEED to eat? That is the question...
2/8/2014 5:38:23 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Day Three of the Jorge Cruise eating plan- reducing sugar and carbs to get insulin in check and regulate hormones like serotonin for women over 40. ...  Read more

KATHY98665

Ryan will be coming home
2/8/2014 2:07:03 PM,  14 COMMENTS

it has been decided that we will bring Ryan home instead of sending him to a nursing home. There is no way that he would receive the kind of attention...  Read more

EILEEN828

Winter Wonderland...and Onederland again!
2/7/2014 4:19:17 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I was tickled pink to stay on the Jorge Cruise eating plan yesterday- and wake up to find down 1.3 pounds in one day. He says a person can lose as muc...  Read more

KATHY98665

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