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  • My life is not just mine

    5/27/2017 3:37:47 PM, by ALATONA

    ... because I share it with my family. I have been married to my husband for 17 years, and we have a fabulous 3-year-old son. I am 40, and my hus... Read more

  • Ugly bushes in my yard

    3/12/2017 2:29:34 PM, by MKLOMBARD333

    I have these bushes in front of my house. Right in front of the house. And they're ugly. Seriously ugly. I've let them get overgrown and haven't ... Read more

  • Top 10

    3/2/2017 10:42:21 AM, by MKLOMBARD333

    Just finished a wonderful article in Spark (I know, they're all wonderful, but this one spoke to me!). It was "Top 10 Reasons to Drop 10." ... Read more

  • Exercise, I missed you!

    1/23/2017 10:56:39 AM, by MKLOMBARD333

    I was on antibiotics most of last week due to antibiotics. I have to be very careful, since I had pneumonia previously. Anyway, by Friday I'm fee... Read more

  • I'm great, and I better start believing it!

    1/15/2017 8:13:57 AM, by MKLOMBARD333

    I just finished reading a terrific Spark article (Positive Self-Talk Leads to Success) and it so true! I can't count on my scale because th... Read more

  • Proud of myself.

    1/8/2017 12:52:44 PM, by MKLOMBARD333

    I'm an excuse maker. I try not to be, but I am. Case in point. It was 39 degrees (in Florida!) when I woke up this morning. I knew I should ... Read more

  • I will never give up....

    9/28/2016 7:41:49 PM, by MUSOLF6

    Just returned from my appointment with the orthopedic surgeon , the news was not good. My bones are crumbling in my lower leg underneath the impl... Read more

  • Compliments

    9/11/2016 11:34:37 AM, by MKLOMBARD333

    Apparently, my scale really IS broken. I'll have the exact same weight 3 days in the row. Then, when something really looks whack-a-do, I'll chec... Read more

  • Face Palm!!!

    8/18/2016 9:14:24 AM, by MKLOMBARD333

    After all the time I've been on (and off!) Spark over the years, you'd think I'd get it. Instead of looking at the scale and complaining how much... Read more

  • getting better....

    7/17/2016 10:38:10 AM, by MUSOLF6

    I am about 2 weeks post-op from my right total knee. I am feeling better and it is getting easier to walk and getting up and down. I am exercisin... Read more

  • Back home.....

    7/3/2016 5:57:13 PM, by MUSOLF6

    my experience with the Hospital was horrible. I came through the surgery fine. But the hospital stay afterwards was a night mare. The first night... Read more

  • Back Again (and Again)

    7/2/2016 2:48:12 PM, by MKLOMBARD333

    I'm back for the gazillionth time. Like so many of us in the 50+ age group, it's difficult to lose weight. It's also easy to get discouraged. I k... Read more

  • getting ready

    6/28/2016 5:08:14 PM, by MUSOLF6

    Tomorrow is the day for my right total knee replacement. I had my left one done a few years ago and it was the best decision ,I ever made. Now it... Read more

  • Massive Munchies Massacre

    6/12/2016 4:04:58 AM, by MSDIXIE9

    This week has been okay. I lost a few of the # I had gained on my trip. Coming back from vacation I had to get back o... Read more

  • the knees....

    6/8/2016 10:57:08 AM, by MUSOLF6

    preparing to have finally my knee replacement surgery on June 29th. The pain is almost unbearable and walking is getting more difficult. But I sp... Read more

  • Detour...unexpected vacation!

    6/7/2016 12:24:26 AM, by MSDIXIE9

    So recently I went out of town for work. I went 2 hours south to Phoenix to house/dog/child sit for my adopted family. I was supposed to be there... Read more

  • Reflection on a Binge

    5/21/2016 5:33:46 AM, by MSDIXIE9

    So I spent the last 2 days with my best friend Krysta. Her two daughters Lex & Lily are my goddaughters. She and I are like sisters... Read more

  • Changing my tune a bit

    5/17/2016 12:39:26 AM, by MSDIXIE9

    Today was my weigh in/measurements for the last 2 weeks. I was disappointed in myself and have no one but myself t... Read more

  • Breathe and smile :)

    5/11/2016 3:16:38 AM, by MSDIXIE9

    When the scale is moving down by only .4 I have to remember to back up and breathe. Then smile because at least the scale is going in the right d... Read more

  • Cranberry orange kick!

    5/4/2016 4:23:37 PM, by MSDIXIE9

    Added some new arm exercises with dumbbells this morning and I'm feeling it....in a good way! Will take my walk later this afterno... Read more

  • Non-scale victories

    5/3/2016 11:36:14 PM, by MSDIXIE9

    Since I backtracked a bit I've decided to breathe and look at the non-scale goals I have met. My overall goal list is long, so I will only list t... Read more

  • Thanks for the many birthday wishes!

    4/7/2016 5:41:48 PM, by GATORJOY

    Thank each one of you that wished me a Happy Birthday! I did have a great birthday, however, I did eat out too much... But at least ... Read more

  • Getting discouraged....

    3/29/2016 6:01:01 PM, by MUSOLF6

    I am getting discouraged, I gained so much weight recently,it depresses me. I had to stop working due to knee problems. I have to have a right kn... Read more

  • Updates

    1/7/2016 5:58:31 PM, by GATORJOY

    It has been a while since I posted a blog. I have gained 10 pounds but I am at a holding point and I am determined to drop this extra 10 pounds ... Read more

  • The road..............

    4/19/2015 12:12:01 PM, by STEELERSFORLIFE

    I've lost 67 lbs since Nov. 15th 2014.It doesn't seem to be enough weight,I still have a long way to go.I feel like Its a race against time issue... Read more

  • Trying

    4/5/2015 6:29:38 PM, by MUSOLF6

    It has been a while since my last blog. But I have been so busy with work and now I started school on top of work and everything else. If everyth... Read more

  • Thanks!

    4/1/2015 6:14:31 PM, by GATORJOY

    I just wanted to thank everyone for stopping by my Spark page and leaving a birthday wish! I wish you success with your Spark goals ! ... Read more

  • Proud of myself!

    3/22/2015 7:38:57 PM, by MKLOMBARD333

    Like so many of us, I eat when I'm bored. And it's mindless, too. No portion control; just stick my hand in that bag of chips! Today, I go... Read more

  • Other incentive ideas

    1/3/2015 2:14:40 PM, by LIVINGTHESPARK

    Incentive ideas: APRIL '11: -Taylor Made Burner HT Stiff 9.5 Diver & 3W (Done) MAY '11: -PBC Golf FPC (Done) July '11: ... Read more

  • Thanks!

    12/12/2014 11:40:42 AM, by GATORJOY

    Since I received the motivator award, I have been able to return to Spark tracking with determination and consistency! Who woulda thought? It w... Read more

  • Thanks to all who visited my page!

    12/8/2014 3:08:10 PM, by GATORJOY

    My motivator of the week award is much appreciated as are all the encouraging words left on my Spark page. Especially since I am really struggli... Read more

  • Numbers are down....

    8/25/2014 7:53:55 PM, by MUSOLF6

    Had a doctor's appointment last week and found out that all my labs were great, even lost 5 lbs. He reduced my blood pressure medication... ... Read more


    7/10/2014 3:27:41 PM, by MUSOLF6

    I am just disgusted with myself. I gained a lot of weight back,I could blame it on stress. But I know I have been slacking with my exercise and l... Read more

  • Crushing

    6/10/2014 11:11:11 AM, by DACIUS

    There are few times in my life where I would say I was truly depressed. Many times I would tell you I was just being a baby about a lot of things... Read more

  • Inspiration...Two cents

    6/6/2014 11:00:15 PM, by DACIUS

    Inspiration comes from a lot of places. For me personally, I am inspired by cheesy speeches, results, and competition. These things drove me to l... Read more

  • One foot in front of the...

    6/2/2014 10:26:47 PM, by DACIUS

    Another day done. Walked with my furry team mate tonight. Walked 32 minutes, 1.85 miles. It was not hard heart rate wise. But my feet and calves ... Read more

  • Here I stand....

    6/1/2014 9:17:03 PM, by DACIUS

    Well… what an amazing long amount of time since I last came on here. Everything has changed in my life. When I Iast came on here I was 218lbs,... Read more

  • Sparking with hubby

    5/27/2014 10:50:10 AM, by MKLOMBARD333

    The past few weeks, I've been sparking with my husband. We've both been diligent about tracking our food, and squeezing in exercise whenever we ... Read more

  • time to take it easy......

    5/21/2014 6:55:06 PM, by MUSOLF6

    The doctor put me on the pasture for a couple days. I got a pinched sciatic nerve in my back. The pain is bad , going all the way down to my toes... Read more

  • New Scale

    5/20/2014 10:12:16 AM, by MKLOMBARD333

    I bought a new scale yesterday. The kind with the digital readout so you can get a true number. Whoopee, right? Except I bought it because I k... Read more

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