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  • No support

    2/8/2016 7:19:16 AM, by MRSBAZ1193

    Weight loss Support/encouragement is not something I have on a regular basis. Two teenage boys at home, not exactly weight loss buddy material. T... Read more

  • One sentence

    1/30/2016 8:05:44 AM, by MRSBAZ1193

    I'm tired of not being able to exercise.... Read more

  • Cardio challenged

    1/25/2016 7:25:16 AM, by MRSBAZ1193

    I'm majorly bummed, broke my toe over the weekend. My mobility is greatly reduced for the next couple/few weeks. Disappointed, just established a... Read more

  • One week goal

    1/22/2016 7:35:05 AM, by MRSBAZ1193

    By next Thursday I will have worked out 5 times and stuck to my calorie range everyday... Read more

  • Breakfast

    1/16/2016 6:57:07 AM, by MRSBAZ1193

    I need to eat breakfast. I never feel hungry in the morning. Hardest habit for me to break... Read more

  • Exercise effort

    1/6/2016 11:06:13 AM, by MRSBAZ1193

    Interesting question, how much effort you give your exercise. Looking back, as hindsight is always 2020, I would say that I was not giving exerci... Read more

  • 5x

    12/21/2015 6:16:54 AM, by MRSBAZ1193

    My goal is to workout 5 days a week... Read more

  • Accomplish

    12/10/2015 6:33:10 AM, by MRSBAZ1193

    Over the next week I will meet my goal of 5 workouts in 7 days... Read more

  • Eating on track

    11/25/2015 8:08:04 AM, by MRSBAZ1193

    I do not know the longest streak I have had staying within my calorie range. I am terrible at logging my food. I started Monday and haven't misse... Read more

  • Awesome results!!! YAY me!!!

    4/23/2015 1:00:48 PM, by PKGRANDMA

    So it seems I am not blogging every day, but that's OK. I have made SP my homepage at home - so it is glaring me in the eyes every time I ... Read more

  • I'm still here

    4/14/2015 4:52:37 PM, by PKGRANDMA

    Wow - haven't blogged in over 3 years - my how times flies. I am still on my journey - just starting yet again. I am also doing WW - but not su... Read more

  • I am certain it is the same 25 lbs!

    2/3/2015 1:48:46 PM, by BOUNDNDETRMND10

    If only I would stay focused!! Fact of the matter is making right choices is really not THAT difficult. I truly think that I could afford t... Read more

  • When you lose a pound and you go to the next lower set of ten....

    9/25/2014 9:15:41 AM, by JUST_DEBORAH

    It makes me happy when I read the scale and the number crosses down to a number ending in zero. It is a milestone. I think in sets of ten. Can... Read more

  • Good morning Sparkers

    9/3/2014 8:55:22 AM, by JUST_DEBORAH

    Today I did something that is easy for some and not even a consideration for others. I fall just shy of the later. I got on the scale and weigh... Read more

  • Will this help to change dietary recommendations?

    9/2/2014 6:11:44 PM, by JENG829

    I doubt it... but it is just one more reason to lower intake of refined carbohydrates & to not be so afraid of saturated fat. Wonder what the SP ... Read more

  • Spark Challenges

    5/10/2014 2:50:47 PM, by GINGERVISTA

    I never realized what I was missing by not taking advantage of the Spark Challenges. Participated in one starting Jan. 18 & signed up for TWO spr... Read more

  • Strength Training

    5/3/2014 12:53:10 PM, by GINGERVISTA

    I was NOT thrilled when this week's challenge focus was on strength training. Yes, I do ST 3x/week, but I couldn't IMAGINE possibly achieving the... Read more

  • Dangers of Winging It-UPDATE

    4/19/2014 11:21:42 PM, by GINGERVISTA

    I was NOT perfect, but instead of all the snacks & treats loaded with fats & sugars I had an apple, two Brazil nuts & a 1" square of the tiramisu... Read more

  • The dangers of 'winging it'

    4/17/2014 11:00:23 PM, by GINGERVISTA

    Am going to a gathering with 15-20 women or more tomorrow for a game night, with everybody bringing snacks & treats at 7pm. At first I wasn't goi... Read more

  • ANOTHER Active Day!

    4/13/2014 3:31:25 PM, by GINGERVISTA

    Don't know what's going on, but had another active day yesterday: 40 minute cardio workout with Jessica Smith (free on-line videos), then hiked w... Read more

  • Active Day!

    4/8/2014 9:33:12 PM, by GINGERVISTA

    Didn't realize I was going to have such an active day yesterday! First I did one of Jessica Smith's ST free online videos, then I walked to wor... Read more

  • Jessica Smith

    4/1/2014 11:14:30 PM, by GINGERVISTA

    If you haven't checked out jessicasmithtv.com, I HIGHLY recommend it. Since SP ran an article with her in it, I've been downloading her exercise ... Read more

  • Dog Poop - Seriously???

    3/23/2014 2:27:57 PM, by TIGGER622

    Dear Diary, So I moved in with my fiancee in August. We live an hour from our parents, an hour from my work, and over an hour from any of my... Read more

  • 2 Walks in 2 Days

    3/9/2014 3:43:39 PM, by LYNNWYNN

    Warning! Slow-moving person ahead! I should get one of those "slow vehicle" signs they sell at Farm and Fleet for tractors and grain wagons.... Read more

  • Motivation from a Supportive Group of Friends

    3/6/2014 9:58:38 PM, by LYNNWYNN

    Well. We just started a SparkTeam at work today! I'm very excited about joining my friends in gaining back a healthier lifestyle and losing some ... Read more

  • Look Out, Arms

    2/19/2014 7:32:23 AM, by LYNNWYNN

    I have inherited my mother's arms...or I SHOULD say, her tendency to the flappy underarm fat often seen in older women. But at age 50 (I'll be 59... Read more

  • Back on this site... Again!

    2/6/2014 11:37:52 AM, by LANCE65

    Why do I move away from this site. Calculating , keeping accountable and support from other Sparksters are the key..... Here I go again.. L... Read more

  • Overcoming myself and my new Roomie

    2/2/2014 2:52:16 PM, by TIGGER622

    Okay, so the little progress I made in January was squashed. Overall, I am proud of my will power. I have been living the last 8 months with ice ... Read more

  • January Updates :)

    1/24/2014 10:06:19 AM, by TIGGER622

    So, so far my longest streak is 9 days for logging, 8 days for 10 min of exercise. I am gonna beat those! Right now I am on my 5th day of logging... Read more

  • Son's crafts

    1/23/2014 7:14:50 PM, by GINGERVISTA

    So I can share these with some of my SparkFriends, I'm posting some pendants ... Read more

  • Baby steps

    1/18/2014 8:55:20 AM, by LYNNWYNN

    I need to post a new goal: Do not touch (or walk near) the candy basket on the school secretary's desk. Period. I know it only adds, say, 100 cal... Read more

  • Heading toward another new me...

    1/15/2014 8:54:38 PM, by LYNNWYNN

    As I stepped onto the scale this morning--something I haven't done regularly for about a year--I let out my breath with a mutter of "oh, lord." ... Read more

  • BIG year, BIG changes, SMALL me???

    1/11/2014 6:56:52 PM, by TIGGER622

    So I am getting married!!! So many of you have been there with me as I struggled through weight loss and dating and breaking up and learning to r... Read more

  • Making a Push for Fitober

    10/1/2013 3:55:00 PM, by KBORTY26

    I decided that I've been kind of lazy. So I'm pushing myself hardcore this month. I've laid out a plan that is better for me and hopefully will r... Read more

  • Goals

    9/26/2013 12:15:53 AM, by BRIGHTEYEDBABY

    My main fitness goal at this time is to be able to run a 5k all the way through. It might not sound like much, but running has always been hard f... Read more

  • To Do

    9/16/2013 12:18:55 AM, by BRIGHTEYEDBABY

    I make a lot of to do lists. I'm always thinking about what I want to get done and what is needed to be done. Sometimes I feel like I spend too m... Read more

  • Work in Progress

    9/14/2013 11:58:22 PM, by BRIGHTEYEDBABY

    I would rate my relationship with food as a 7. I work as a dietitian so I have seen many people with very unhealthy relationships with food and I... Read more

  • An Affair with Food

    8/24/2013 1:07:54 PM, by KBORTY26

    So I LOVE to eat. Not in the emotional sense. I see food as an experience. I love to see the variety in color, to explore the way tastes work tog... Read more

  • Odd Motivators

    8/22/2013 4:08:38 PM, by KBORTY26

    I was dating this guy for about 4 months. He told me he was having a rough go of it, though it had nothing to do with him and me. Then, all the s... Read more

  • On the Menu: PB & J

    7/26/2013 5:05:57 PM, by GINGERVISTA

    Had a photo, but wouldn't download. I peanut butter....especially natural crunchy. If it was calorie-free, I'd eat... Read more

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