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  • Small changes, small victories

    1/31/2015 4:50:38 PM, by QUITBEINGSTUPID

    Decided I needed some new clothes today. Thrilled to find I fit into size 14 and not 16. The pairs I purchased were snug ("skinny jeans" instead ... Read more

  • Cooking as sabotage

    1/31/2015 1:35:40 PM, by CHEFTONITO

    I love to cook, and that always means tasting your food during the process. I bought 20 spoons at a warehouse store just to keep in my utensil dr... Read more

  • Sunny day

    1/30/2015 2:43:58 AM, by EILEEN828

    It was a nice day outside so I took the doggies for a walk. Towards the end I broke into a jog. I need to do my running program, or at least a ve... Read more

  • Slipping

    1/28/2015 11:46:42 AM, by QUITBEINGSTUPID

    The past few days I have found myself stress & loneliness eating. Plus opening a bottle of wine generally leads to bad choices later in the nigh... Read more

  • It was such a gorgeous day!

    1/26/2015 10:04:36 PM, by GLJEWEL

    and all day long all I wanted to do was take the day off. Enjoy the sun. While I did get a brief walk in here I am at 7pm still working on report... Read more

  • Home is always where the heart is

    1/23/2015 8:18:26 PM, by CHEFTONITO

    I get to work from home one day a week. I'm stunned how much easier it is to keep to my food plans when the hustle and bustle of the office ... Read more

  • Friday night

    1/23/2015 7:59:59 PM, by GLJEWEL

    Someone's sleeping soundly so I'm taking a moment to catch up on my ancestry files. It feels so good to get some of this done for a change. Intri... Read more

  • Day 19: Punishment

    1/23/2015 2:54:43 AM, by MAMAMOJO3

    I don't know why I feel so run-down! I feel even worse than I did last night. Maybe it is because I didn't do a second workout yesterday, but I a... Read more

  • Day 18

    1/22/2015 2:08:35 AM, by MAMAMOJO3

    Today started out with a great 3 mile outdoor walk with my BFFs! It was nice to walk outside again...it has been awhile. We also planned an indoo... Read more

  • Day 17

    1/21/2015 1:43:15 AM, by MAMAMOJO3

    I didn't wake up early again, of course. So I left the house dreading a big workout later in the evening, and came home feeling guilty for the po... Read more

  • Day 16: Take that, Monday!

    1/20/2015 2:39:11 AM, by MAMAMOJO3

    I didn't get up early today, but when I finally did get up about 10:30, I felt GREAT! I busted out 2 miles of Walk Blasters, 1 Mega Mile with Spe... Read more

  • I think it was a good day

    1/20/2015 1:17:25 AM, by QUITBEINGSTUPID

    Not logging my food does make me a bit nervous. I think I made good choices but without adding up every calorie its hard to tell if I'm just reme... Read more

  • Good Medicine or Poison, I have to choose

    1/19/2015 7:19:52 PM, by GLJEWEL

    So two years ago I got really sick. Lots of tests, months of illness and then suddenly I was better. Diagnosis, mystery virus. This past summer, ... Read more

  • Day 15: Rest

    1/19/2015 3:21:17 AM, by MAMAMOJO3

    I finally let myself have a day of rest! It was much needed too. I woke up this AM and my ribs and abs are SO sore! Apparently that core workout ... Read more

  • Trying new daily habits

    1/18/2015 5:27:22 PM, by QUITBEINGSTUPID

    Trying to track my exact food intake is too time consuming and not practical when you don't prepare the food yourself, or eat the same things ove... Read more


    1/18/2015 2:22:37 AM, by EILEEN828

    YES, YES, YES! It's appropriate for almost any age. Dr Pagano highlights in his book many examples, some with black and white photos of different... Read more

  • Day 14

    1/18/2015 2:10:03 AM, by MAMAMOJO3

    Well today was an awesome end to a great week for me! I stepped it up late in the week and managed to beat my goal for the week by 2 miles. Break... Read more

  • Here's a tip.

    1/17/2015 10:07:56 PM, by EILEEN828

    If you have psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, or eczema I would strongly suggest you read the book Healing Psoriasis by John O. A. Pagano. Even if ... Read more

  • Dogs

    1/17/2015 5:29:12 PM, by CHEFTONITO

    We have two rescue dogs, and they both have very big personalities. And they both know when you're down. One will lay his head in your leg as if ... Read more

  • Good, good, spark friends! Hugs.

    1/17/2015 7:15:18 AM, by EILEEN828

    You know, I really can't say enough good things about my spark friends. You are all such wonderful people. So encouraging and helpful. Yea, I kno... Read more

  • Suffice it to say...

    1/15/2015 6:30:03 PM, by EILEEN828

    I feel like I've been in a bit of a funk lately. Kind of a roller coaster ride that often leaves me at a loss of words. Some fun, entertaining, a... Read more

  • Sometimes motivation comes from . . . . a crushed ego?!?!?

    1/15/2015 6:27:00 PM, by CHEFTONITO

    I had a major "Oh, crap" moment yesterday. All the pictures from our summer vacation were on my work mobile phone (I know, bad idea), and they re... Read more

  • It feels so good to walk again

    1/14/2015 9:10:16 PM, by GLJEWEL

    Doc gave me the green light yesterday to walk. Just walk. Of course I started late last week but I considered that a yellow light, I was careful ... Read more

  • For want of a nail . . . . . (OK, Google it)

    1/14/2015 12:01:15 PM, by CHEFTONITO

    I had an interesting reality check this morning. I grabbed my backpack (so much more convenient for commuter buses then a briefcase) and the ha... Read more

  • Ugh

    1/12/2015 12:05:34 AM, by HEALTHYSHELLS

    I fallen into a pit called football season. I have gained back everything I have lost, and feel so sick. I can't keep putting this crap into my b... Read more

  • Trying to get back

    1/9/2015 2:06:34 AM, by QUITBEINGSTUPID

    Trying very hard to be positive, despite my 100% setback. To see the scale right back where it was 8 weeks ago tells me none of my progress was ... Read more

  • January once again

    1/6/2015 11:03:03 PM, by *JENNIE*

    I may finally get a work life that gives me more of a fighting chance at work/life balance - and the life part is all about getting healthy this ... Read more

  • It's been a long, strange year

    1/3/2015 8:06:25 PM, by GREENSNAKE80

    I haven't really been utilizing this site the way I'd meant to this last year, a lot has happened this year and I've just totally gotten off trac... Read more

  • Disappointed in myself

    12/30/2014 1:44:37 AM, by QUITBEINGSTUPID

    Ate to the point of discomfort today, and my workout was lame. I don't know what is wrong with me today. I started today with the realization tha... Read more

  • Sugar Challenge

    12/28/2014 7:14:17 PM, by QUITBEINGSTUPID

    Sugar is my biggest worry. Diabetes is preventable, and I need to make sure I don't become a statistic. Sugar cravings are ridiculous. I'm making... Read more

  • New F, New D!

    12/23/2014 8:31:31 AM, by EILEEN828

    Did I catch your attention? What could this possibly mean? Well you know I just got done making cute handmade alphabet blocks for my niece's baby... Read more

  • Waiting, waiting, waiting . . .

    12/15/2014 1:29:11 PM, by HEALTHYSHELLS

    I'm still sick, but am now in that place where I'm feeling a little better. Just not enough where I can exercise without health consequences. I a... Read more

  • Mung Bean experiment

    12/12/2014 3:02:00 PM, by YELLOWDAHLIA

    I bought some dried mung beans in the bulk food section at the grocery store a couple months ago. Today I decided to cook them up and see what th... Read more

  • Last day of finals!

    12/11/2014 1:32:11 PM, by HEALTHYSHELLS

    Today is the last day of finals for fall term. I have been so sick, I have felt like the walking death this past week. However, I still made time... Read more

  • Sickity sick sick

    12/9/2014 4:15:03 PM, by HEALTHYSHELLS

    Seriously what is more fun than having this cruddy flu? Having this cruddy flu and having to be downtown at 8 am for final exams. I think I survi... Read more

  • low blood pressure

    12/8/2014 4:25:19 PM, by SUSIESMITH4

    hi i have orthostatic hipotension. some days my blood pressure is to low to be in an upright position. is anyone out there dealing with that an... Read more

  • Alphabet blocks

    12/4/2014 6:57:46 AM, by EILEEN828

    Here are some pictures of the alphabet blocks I made for a boy's baby shower. This is a picture of the entire gift. The blocks I made, the bag I ... Read more

  • Are you still eating turkey? Plus Rookie Jubilation!

    12/1/2014 3:35:19 AM, by EILEEN828

    I am! Today I ate my usual yearly turkey leftover dish. Cooked rice, lots ... Read more

  • Thanksgiving

    11/24/2014 2:16:04 PM, by GLJEWEL

    Giving thanks is really what this holiday is about. It's not about Christmas music being blasted in every store. It's not about the en... Read more

  • Thanksgiving

    11/24/2014 11:27:45 AM, by GEORGANNE15

    Can't wait to see the whole family together again for the holiday. Remember that those lighter, lower calorie sides are just as yummy and you wil... Read more

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