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  • Tracking on Tuesday

    4/12/2017 8:35:04 AM, by CORALEEAHOLM

    Amazing how quickly you can go off track when you don't plan or pay attention. I feel like that is how the day ended for me yesterday. And today,... Read more

  • Time to get serious

    4/10/2017 8:32:29 AM, by CORALEEAHOLM

    It seems like I have been on the same cycle for years. Time to break the cycle. All of my reasons just aren't helping and really only let me off ... Read more

  • Spark People

    4/4/2017 10:56:54 AM, by WILBRAGURL

    First, please stop changing your format! Just as I get used to it, it changes! Second, why is it so difficult to access the main page? Very conf... Read more

  • Spark articles keep cutting out

    3/27/2017 5:34:46 AM, by WPM911

    Is it just me or is anyone else having problems? Every time I go to read a spark article halfway through it shuts off. Perhaps it's because I'm d... Read more

  • Spark articles keep cutting out

    3/27/2017 5:34:24 AM, by WPM911

    Is it just me or is anyone else having problems? Every time I go to read a spark article halfway through it shuts off. Perhaps it's because I'm d... Read more

  • Hate myself

    3/25/2017 10:10:27 PM, by MYDNYTEROSE

    So I'm feeling pretty low and don't know what to do, I walk and exercise when I can, I go to cardiac rehab 3x a week and feel great there, but fe... Read more

  • Looking forward to the 2017 Spring 5% Challenge!

    3/25/2017 10:37:13 AM, by GARDENERGAL

    As many of you know, I had a serious fall back in November and ended up breaking 5 bones in my foot. Needed 2 plates and 9 screws to put me back... Read more

  • Can't handle the weight

    3/19/2017 10:40:43 PM, by MYDNYTEROSE

    So as I always do, I walk and need to lose 16 lbs now, but having a hard time doing this. Anytime I eat I can not keep it in my system. But eatin... Read more

  • Weigh in

    3/12/2017 5:40:07 PM, by HOPERISING

    First I want to say thank you to everyone for your kind comments on my last blog. I wanted to respond to you individually, but my phone isn't le... Read more

  • Did you miss me?

    3/5/2017 1:52:54 AM, by HOPERISING

    If any one has wondered where I have been, let me tell you: I dropped my phone down the toilet. And before that, my laptop died. February was no... Read more

  • Keeping going and staying positive

    2/16/2017 7:43:42 PM, by ALICIA05030

    So happy with the progress made this week. By watching my food, exercising, and taking my ItWorks, I've already shed 3 pounds. Slow is better tha... Read more

  • Happy Birthday to Me

    2/11/2017 1:03:37 AM, by HOPERISING

    Today is my birthday. Time to begin my thirty-sixth trip around the sun. I got out the scales this morning, and if the metal monster is to be bel... Read more

  • Brrrh it's cold outside

    2/10/2017 5:08:54 AM, by WPM911

    We had several inches of snow in Vermont yesterday and... Read more

  • Snow

    2/7/2017 7:54:43 PM, by MYDNYTEROSE

    I went out in the snow today and I love it, took the dog with me, then walked to the store. I enjoyed my day... Read more

  • Just under 10K steps yesterday

    2/1/2017 9:42:17 AM, by BECKYF3506

    I ended up with just under 10K steps when I took my Fitbit off last night. That wasn't even by doing any purposeful walking. It was just from goi... Read more

  • I Love My Job

    1/31/2017 9:49:58 PM, by CANDOIT54

    I love my job, I love the pay! I love it more and more each day. I love my boss, he is the best! I love his boss, and all the rest. I ... Read more

  • After decades of gaining, I finally lost weight in 2016

    1/30/2017 10:54:18 AM, by BECKYF3506

    After decades of gaining every year, I finally lost some weight in 2016, but NOT for a good reason. My husband died in the spring. His death shat... Read more

  • The Weekend flop

    1/29/2017 2:04:24 AM, by HOPERISING

    The weekend hasn't gone so well. Why? First, all the kids are home. Second, I am broke. Put those two together and you get this: the cheapest ... Read more

  • Up & Down

    1/27/2017 12:05:48 PM, by HLONEY2

    This week I lost 9 pounds. I know that is too much in one week. I'm not even sure how I did it. At first I was excited. As I thought about it mor... Read more

  • Days 3,4,5

    1/27/2017 12:02:35 PM, by HOPERISING

    Not bad! I am pleasantly surprised how easy it has been to let go of some things. Bread? Mandazi? Rice? Didn't miss a thing. Things I haven't b... Read more

  • Day 2

    1/25/2017 12:37:53 AM, by HOPERISING

    I had connection problems all day yesterday, so I never finished to log my food, and my long blog that I wrote be never actually posted, apparent... Read more

  • Day 1 - again.

    1/23/2017 9:51:07 AM, by HOPERISING

    I started over today... my personal 30-day challenge. Mostly I was just focused on sticking to the eating plan. I'm so tired and run down from ... Read more

  • New measurements

    1/20/2017 11:57:45 PM, by HOPERISING

    Here we go again. I weighed this morning on scales that I seriously doubt the accuracy of, but I suppose they are at least giving me a "ball par... Read more

  • Snacking problem

    1/20/2017 7:20:41 AM, by HLONEY2

    Last night I was very proud of myself. I wanted to snack. But I didn't. I walked into the kitchen several times to grab a snack. Each time I aske... Read more

  • Water

    1/19/2017 8:24:33 AM, by HLONEY2

    I can't seem to make it to 8 glasses each day. I get to 6. I have never really liked plain water. Also, if I drink water within 2 hours of bedtim... Read more

  • Alex again!

    1/18/2017 10:31:46 AM, by HOPERISING

    Yesterday we took Alex to a private hospital in kakamega, we were then referred to a private radiologist who did a sonogram of Alex's leg. Turns ... Read more

  • Nose to the Grind

    1/17/2017 7:35:06 AM, by HLONEY2

    Time to do this! I can complain about my weight. I can blame a myriad of other problems on my weight. But doing that doesn't help me. I need to t... Read more

  • Again

    1/16/2017 4:14:01 PM, by HLONEY2

    After taking several months off, and putting several pounds on, I have decided to do it again. I did tackle a different health problem during my ... Read more

  • More about Alex..

    1/16/2017 2:05:00 PM, by HOPERISING

    Can I just warn you before you read any further... I am really upset and wound up and kind of hysterical. My 13 year old son with the injured le... Read more

  • Day 1

    1/15/2017 12:20:17 PM, by HOPERISING

    My 30 day self challenge got off to a limping start. Five out of the six people in my family are all sick, myself included. Of course mom doesn't... Read more

  • The Plan

    1/14/2017 2:08:43 PM, by HOPERISING

    Okay, here it is... The Plan. I have wrestled with this since new years. How can I make healthy changes within the limitations I have as per my b... Read more

  • The Plan

    1/14/2017 2:08:24 PM, by HOPERISING

    Okay, here it is... The Plan. I have wrestled with this since new years. How can I make healthy changes within the limitations I have as per my b... Read more

  • Morning musings

    1/14/2017 2:50:18 AM, by HOPERISING

    Alex's leg has not improved. Some have suggested that perhaps it is lymph edema. I still think something is torn in there. Unfortunately there is... Read more

  • Scales

    1/13/2017 2:42:27 PM, by HOPERISING

    Yesterday I broke down and bought a replacement scale. All they have here are the analog-dial style, and they are weirdly expensive,but I am cons... Read more

  • Patience...

    1/10/2017 4:41:38 AM, by HOPERISING

    I am not patient. That seems to be my biggest problem in everything. Alex's leg has not improved. Its still swollen and painful. His ap... Read more

  • Alex

    1/6/2017 9:29:45 AM, by HOPERISING

    Thank you to my sparkfriends for the prayers and good wishes. I was able to borrow some money to take my son to a private hospital today. They... Read more

  • lost

    1/5/2017 9:43:42 AM, by HOPERISING

    The new year is not nice. -I still don't have any money due to the atm screw-up. -My son is seriously hurt and sick. -I've been reduced to ... Read more

  • Exercise and Food

    1/3/2017 10:13:14 AM, by HOPERISING

    I am still struggling with the spark-people website being a bit "heavy" for my slow internet connection. This struggle was one of the reasons I ... Read more

  • Happy New Year - and here I am again.

    1/1/2017 6:02:48 AM, by HOPERISING

    I bet this is THE busiest day of the year for Sparkpeople, as everyone comes in, bursting with enthusiasm for a new year and new resolutions to g... Read more

  • Cook double and save propane

    12/21/2016 6:14:28 AM, by WPM911

    If I'm making chicken for dinner as an example I will cook two breasts. Then the next day I don't have to cook only have to reheat and I've saved... Read more

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