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What do you do when you are craving carbs really bad?
4/13/2014 6:31:21 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I was craving carbs really bad today... so I logged into my SparkPeople food tracker and saw that a 1/3 cup of hummus and 12 pea pods were sugges...  Read more

GRATEFUL_DAWN

Coming out of the Closet
4/10/2014 2:21:21 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Yesterday I put away my dark winter clothes and hung up my warmer weather clothing. When I put away these clothes last fall I realized that I thought...  Read more

NOKOMIS57

Hump Day
4/9/2014 1:41:39 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Sitting atop the middle of my week wondering what to do on a gray day in April, what to do? What to do? 40...  Read more

NOKOMIS57

How do you beat stress?
4/7/2014 8:33:12 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Today SparkCoach Dr. Birdie Varnedore talked about "Beat Stress to Weigh Less." She suggested thinking about the top two stressors in your life t...  Read more

GRATEFUL_DAWN

Chocolate cravings have been very bad today....
4/6/2014 3:56:05 PM,  13 COMMENTS

so I am making a 5-minute chocolate cake for two. http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de
tail.asp?recipe=389991 I don't have a microwa...  Read more

GRATEFUL_DAWN

Changed my user name to Grateful Dawn
4/5/2014 11:04:02 PM,  14 COMMENTS

I just changed my user name to reflect my actual name and the state of being that I wish to have in my life. When I chose my user name years ago I had...  Read more

GRATEFUL_DAWN

Irony
4/4/2014 2:06:21 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It tickles me in that every ne in my area is so ready to see the snow leave and yet since I have been walking in the woods with my microspikes and wal...  Read more

NOKOMIS57

Staying Stubborn
4/3/2014 7:42:47 PM,  3 COMMENTS

532 I seem to be at a bit of a stand still and feeling kinda stubborn. Why would I be stubborn to myself? I really want to exercise more; I have my...  Read more

SUBLUE

12 hour shifts
4/2/2014 2:02:24 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I need the overtime to make the bills, yesterday was a 12 hour shift, today I am sticking with 8 and will go hiking with friends. If I have to do long...  Read more

NOKOMIS57

April 1st
4/1/2014 8:57:23 AM,  2 COMMENTS

What a hopefull date heare in Verrmont, some I will start walking to work and back. It's only 2.60 round trip, but it willl add up. 378...  Read more

NOKOMIS57

Progress so far
3/31/2014 3:17:06 PM,  13 COMMENTS

I joined the SparkPeople community in 2007, however I didn't really start following the program until February 20th this year. I didn't seen any weigh...  Read more

GRATEFUL_DAWN

My First Ever Hike with the Green Mountain Club
3/31/2014 10:48:17 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Saturday was my first ever hike with the Green Mountian Club, I had been wanting to do this for a long time but knew I was too heavy and out of shape....  Read more

NOKOMIS57

Reward ideas
3/30/2014 9:47:38 AM,  15 COMMENTS

I just finished reading, " Remember to Reward Yourself - How to Pat Yourself on the Back" By Mike Kramer, SparkPeople Contributor. http://www.spa...  Read more

GRATEFUL_DAWN

I walked a mile today...
3/28/2014 10:46:47 PM,  11 COMMENTS

even though I have abdominal pain and feel really grumpy. I have a chronic condition where my intestines get inflamed if I have too much stress. ...  Read more

GRATEFUL_DAWN

Meet up Groups
3/27/2014 8:52:33 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I love my meet up Group of 50+ active oudoor adventures, 10.00 to cover cost for the year. We hike, snowshoe, ski, kyake, dance etc. I went for a 2 ho...  Read more

NOKOMIS57

Beginner is a relative term
3/25/2014 2:17:35 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I tried coach nichols interval work out on day one "beginner level" what a sad awakening it was. Anything that involved trying to support my weight on...  Read more

NOKOMIS57

Committing to five habits to improve sleep quality
3/25/2014 10:52:04 AM,  8 COMMENTS

1. Going to sleep on time each night. This one is hard for me. I have a difficult time getting to bed before midnight, because there are always s...  Read more

GRATEFUL_DAWN

Sunday
3/23/2014 8:21:59 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Egads I am back upto 212 through snacking and working 12 hour sedentary shifts, 1) I need to preplann the entire days food instead of just 330 ...  Read more

NOKOMIS57

I don't mind working out in the cold...
3/16/2014 2:39:01 PM,  8 COMMENTS

but I dislike getting my workout shoes wet because they take forever to dry. I guess today is another workout inside day. I watched a workout video by...  Read more

GRATEFUL_DAWN

What a difference LIGHT makes!
3/16/2014 4:59:17 AM,  2 COMMENTS

When I left my house for work at 6 AM last week, I was pleasantly surprised by the sounds I heard. It was close enough to sunrise to hear birds chirp...  Read more

AJR2013AJR

Losing focus
3/9/2014 2:27:26 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I have all the toys and gadgets that I need, but what I need most is focus. Every day I go home after work with the best of intentions then get lost i...  Read more

NOKOMIS57

Tuesday- weigh and measure your food not yourself
2/18/2014 9:23:51 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Lost a bit of weight since I last checked in in December. I heard the advice of weigh and measure your food not yourself and it seems to have helped....  Read more

NOKOMIS57

Week 5-6 - New Year, New Me
2/17/2014 2:51:04 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Feb. 2- 15, 2014 No change in the weight. Didn't gain or lose during these two weeks. I am up to 30 jumping jacks. I've been waking. Eating fr...  Read more

MOGAL64

More Stress Equals More Bread (Stop, Breathe, Get This in Check Right Now)
2/16/2014 7:33:54 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I weighed in today and confirmed what my body has been feeling for the last few weeks: I am eating more than I need as a way of dealing with stress....  Read more

AJR2013AJR

Sticks and Stones (A Shout-out to my Nordic Walking Sticks)
2/9/2014 7:28:55 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I was quite pleased that after not trying for a few weeks, I was able to run two miles on the road yesterday and have no pain whatsoever. I am planni...  Read more

AJR2013AJR

Week 4 - New Year, New Me
2/2/2014 4:23:53 PM,  7 COMMENTS

1/26 - 2/1 My weight is 198.2 lbs. Finally in Onderland. My clothes are looser. I'm able to move better. I have lost 4 inches off my waist since O...  Read more

MOGAL64

On Becoming ONLY Moderately Obese
2/2/2014 2:33:10 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I have news this week! According to the scale this morning, I have officially lost 40 pounds, and according to the BMI calculator, I am now only mode...  Read more

AJR2013AJR

A promise to myself.
1/31/2014 12:08:05 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I have had a difficult time adhering to my food and exercise plans since just after Thanksgiving and as a result have gained back weight. This alone...  Read more

BARBFROMAZ

Week 3- New Year, New Me
1/26/2014 7:27:23 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Current Weight - 200.8 lbs. Next week I should be under 200, the first time in almost 20 years. This is usually the point where I plateau and go bac...  Read more

MOGAL64

I am not an alcoholic, but I just can't say the same thing about food
1/26/2014 7:29:33 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I enjoy drinking, and sometimes I drink too much. The thing is, though, that I make a decision about whether or not to drink, and I don't think too m...  Read more

AJR2013AJR

I am bored, not hungry
1/24/2014 2:14:49 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It happens every Friday night! I spend the day at work thinking about the weekend and how much free time I am going to have, but when I get home, I d...  Read more

AJR2013AJR

Four Years of Spark People
1/24/2014 10:46:14 AM,  5 COMMENTS

506 This month is my 4 year Spark anniversary and I'm so glad I found this site. It's been a daily motivation and entertainment for me these past fe...  Read more

SUBLUE

Week 2 New Year, New Me
1/20/2014 1:22:36 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Week 2 - January 12 -18 2014 Current Weight 201.4 lbs 1/12 - 15 - walked 15 minutes 1/16 - 18 - walked 20 minutes So far I'm only d...  Read more

MOGAL64

ODE to Packed Lunches and a Decision Free Week
1/19/2014 5:33:03 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I am looking at the beautiful bowl of apples that I bought at the farmers' market this weekend. This is a good sign that I am going to have a good we...  Read more

AJR2013AJR

5% Firecrackers
1/18/2014 4:28:17 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Yes, I'm tackling another challenge even though I was overwhelmed during the last round of the 5% and the BLC. I didn't gain! And, with all that was g...  Read more

ZELLAZM

Decluttering Tune
1/12/2014 4:27:29 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I've been doing some decluttering lately in preparation for redoing my entry hall and bedroom. I came across this little song today and will be hummin...  Read more

ZELLAZM

I want to weigh....WHATEVER MY BODY WANTS TO WEIGH....on 2000 calories a day
1/12/2014 4:51:00 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I went to the gym to weigh in this morning. I am down more than a pound from last week, despite a major binge night. I have been walking to work, pa...  Read more

AJR2013AJR

Pushing myself to get out and be more active.
1/11/2014 11:11:17 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I signed up for a drawing class in my community, today was first class, and we sketched from a photo. i chose photo of my granddaughter Izzy when she...  Read more

BARBFROMAZ

Week 1 - New Year, New Me
1/11/2014 6:36:28 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Current Weight -202.4 Monday, Jan. 6 - 15 Jumping Jacks Tuesday, Jan. 7 - walked up and down 1 flight of stairs Wednesday, Jan. 8 - 20 Jumpin...  Read more

MOGAL64

Do You Have a Spark Routine?
1/11/2014 2:50:12 PM,  11 COMMENTS

With the arrival of the new year, Iíve been inspired to do a lot of tweaking in a lot of areas. Iíll post more about that later, but I have a question...  Read more

ZELLAZM

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