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  • Pantry Raid

    9/4/2014 11:42:29 AM, by PFERG66

    I amassed a bunch of canned and bottled goods from my pantry that added up to my pounds lost so far. It's two grocery bags full. I carried th... Read more

  • T1D,Exercise and Food

    9/2/2014 4:24:24 PM, by PFERG66

    To eat before exercise or wait...I always have to take it one day at a time, one reading at a time. I check my blood sugar reading when I wa... Read more

  • Going S. L. O. W. (ly) at a mealtime

    8/13/2014 4:51:54 PM, by PFERG66

    Today's Coaches' Challenge is to slow down and savor my mealtime. I haven't reached dinnertime yet today; breakfast and lunch are already be... Read more

  • Everything is going so well!

    8/6/2014 9:26:08 PM, by CALLYEN

    Things have been happening these last couple of months and I am so pleased. I've found things I thought I had lost. I've lost weight I never th... Read more

  • So This Is What I Came Up With

    7/25/2014 8:05:47 PM, by PFERG66

    A wise commenter suggested that I look at what makes me uncomfortable rather than scared, and then do that. What I did was hav... Read more


    7/25/2014 12:01:39 PM, by PFERG66

    I need help with my latest Coach assignment. I am supposed to do something that scares me. I mus... Read more

  • Today I celebrate ME!

    7/16/2014 6:07:21 PM, by CHUBRUB3

    Sometimes Life hits you hard... ... I am hitting back. Today I celebrate me. xx Read more

  • Statistics

    7/15/2014 10:26:15 AM, by JELYHA

    There are currently 23.6 million people in the USA with diabetes (7.8% of the population). The total number of people with diabetes worldwide is ... Read more

  • Lipid Hypothesis

    7/14/2014 9:57:56 AM, by JELYHA

    Why anybody still believes the lipid hypothesis is mind boggling. Because of it and the guidelines that stem from it, people are getting sicker ... Read more

  • Just writing it down

    7/7/2014 11:57:36 AM, by PFERG66

    Setting long-term goals has never stayed in my consciousness for very long. I felt that I was just not wired that way. Whatever happens, happens.... Read more

  • Water: Then and Now

    7/6/2014 1:26:27 PM, by PFERG66

    When I joined SP back in January of this year I was not a water drinker. I kept a cup of coffee nearby at all times and usually had a couple of d... Read more

  • Stressed? Me?

    7/3/2014 9:37:50 PM, by PFERG66

    Hi there! Spark Coach suggested that I check out the 4 week Lower Your Stress Challenge. I have looked into it and took the Stress T... Read more

  • Excuses, excuses!

    6/26/2014 11:07:59 AM, by PFERG66

    I have decided to have some POSITIVE EXCUSES to excerise in my new healthy life in order to keep my new healthy life! Read more

  • Now I see It; Now I Don't

    6/16/2014 12:23:03 PM, by PFERG66

    Back in January when I first started my Spark People journey I discovered the first rule of healthy eating: ... Read more

  • Back after Baby and details of my whole pregnancy nightmare(With Baby Pics!!)

    6/11/2014 8:38:51 AM, by REALITYCHECK86

    So, I had come back to sparkpeople in early 2013. I was doing so well, I knew I wanted to have a baby at some point so my goal was to obtain a he... Read more

  • Been working out and eating right...

    6/1/2014 10:23:48 PM, by CHUBRUB3

    Hello my friends. I hope your still around here Sparking! I do my best to check in when I can, Life has a f... Read more

  • Close that refrigerator door!

    5/28/2014 1:26:28 PM, by PFERG66

    I'm visualizing standing in front of my fridge, trying to plan out tomorrow's meals. You can also substitute "freezer" for refrigerator. Both h... Read more

  • Another win to celebrate

    5/23/2014 11:13:29 PM, by JELYHA

    Today I had a long overdue(like a year overdue) diabetic eye exam. Exam was negative for anything bad! In a few weeks I will be getting my A1C ... Read more

  • O.K.

    5/23/2014 8:29:43 AM, by PFERG66

    O.K. is a peculiar expression. It can mean "fine"; it can be a measure in between 'great' or 'awesome' and some other not-so-good adjective. So w... Read more

  • Today I Claim Victory

    5/22/2014 10:44:47 PM, by JELYHA

    Since I started my new eating plan around the first week of March I haven't eaten at a restaurant. If I have had to be away from home for a meal... Read more

  • fallen off again..

    5/22/2014 10:09:37 AM, by RAZRBKMOM

    5/22/14 I have fallen way behind on my sparking. I have had to cut several things out, and internet being one. I have access at work, but ... Read more

  • Oh, That Sneaky Hate Spiral

    5/14/2014 1:02:26 PM, by QUIDDITCHGRRL

    If you don't know what I'm referring to, here ya go: hyperboleandahalf.blogsp
    -spiral.html ... Read more

  • ....back yet again

    5/14/2014 7:46:23 AM, by MJROBB

    so it's been a year since that last "I'm trying this again!" post. A lot of things have changed. I went from a job where I worked outside and mov... Read more

  • Promise(s) Kept

    5/12/2014 1:55:46 PM, by PFERG66

    Happy belated Mother's Day to all you moms out there! As I stated last week, I made Sundays my weigh in day and that was yesterday. I am visiti... Read more

  • Regarding sugar free jello

    5/7/2014 8:52:23 AM, by JELYHA

    I mentioned in my previous blog post that I don't do snacks because it complicates blood sugar control. I do however sometimes have sugar free j... Read more

  • Watch This Space

    5/6/2014 10:49:48 AM, by PFERG66

    O.K. Spark Coach suggested that I pick a day of the week to weigh in, so I'm picking Sunday (Spark Week start). You ... Read more

  • Why I don't use the food tracker

    5/4/2014 12:32:04 PM, by JELYHA

    I am on a low carbohydrate diet. This doesn't mean however that I eat an unlimited amount of protein. In fact my protein is quite restricted as... Read more

  • And The Winner Is....Me!

    5/1/2014 10:41:41 AM, by PFERG66

    Anyone who really invests their time in the Spark People program will, or should, agree with me on this. We win every time we tr... Read more

  • It's been awhile....

    4/30/2014 12:42:00 PM, by CHUBRUB3

    Hi My Friends! I think of you often, I truly do. I log on and read as much as I can of your trials and tribulations, sending words or heal... Read more

  • Texas Gumbo

    4/28/2014 8:43:38 AM, by PFERG66

    For any of you who might be familiar with soil types, around the Houston area there is one called 'gumbo'. Gumbo is thick, sticky clay-like stu... Read more

  • My Secret Desire

    4/22/2014 1:07:31 PM, by PFERG66

    Ahhh what is Pferg66 going to let us in on.... Will it be an overwhelming desire; a crave activator? ... Read more

  • It can be done!

    4/20/2014 5:44:20 PM, by JELYHA

    You can get through a birthday, a night at the ball park where all they have is foods you shouldn't eat (but still love) and 2 family Easter dinn... Read more

  • Who could imagine?

    4/18/2014 12:15:44 PM, by PFERG66

    Who could imagine that I would get stressed by NOT being able to get my steps in?? Not me; I didn't like exercising anyway when I started SP 3 mo... Read more

  • I want to be an inspiration

    4/16/2014 2:57:56 PM, by JELYHA

    There are a lot of unhealthy people in my life. People who I would like to help, but I realize I can talk until I am blue in the face and most i... Read more

  • balance

    4/15/2014 1:58:19 PM, by TONBEN

    So working really hard to find the right balance in my life. Still doing my cardio Monday to Friday most weeks (I do hit snooze every once in a w... Read more

  • This is what having energy feels like!

    4/14/2014 10:09:18 AM, by JELYHA

    Have you ever said to yourself that you didn't realize how sick you were until you felt better? That's exactly what I have been saying to myself... Read more

  • A Common Misconception

    4/11/2014 7:20:24 PM, by JELYHA

    There is a common misconception that if you eat a diet low in carbohydrate that you therefore must be eating a diet high in protein. This may be... Read more

  • Doing Something Right

    4/11/2014 4:05:01 PM, by PFERG66

    How great does THAT feel? Doing something right that made a difference in my health has surprised me. A goal is to get my A1c down below 7. ... Read more

  • Exercising really increases insulin sensitivity

    4/10/2014 4:41:09 PM, by JELYHA

    So as the title says it turns out that exercising REALLY increases my insulin sensitivity. From what I understand this is true for everyone whet... Read more

  • And the reason I did that was....

    4/9/2014 1:12:15 PM, by PFERG66

    For me, an "all or nothing" attitude has not meant slipping and going into a full-fledged binge (oh REALLY??) or now, totally giving up on exer... Read more

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