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  • Time to Break It Up

    1/6/2015 12:27:33 PM, by PFERG66

    I have a couple of goals that I have added this year. One is to participate in some events. For me this means walking. I have signed up for the... Read more

  • Laying it all out.

    12/29/2014 1:57:46 PM, by PFERG66

    The end of 2014 is fast approaching. This means several things to me: One, I'm almost a year old in SP. A MAZE ING. I have never in... Read more

  • All's Well That Ends Well, Right?

    12/23/2014 1:03:24 PM, by PFERG66

    OF COURSE I got in! (See previous blog for context!) After ten minutes of going over options: walk @ half mile to SIL's mom's h... Read more

  • I'm Handling It

    12/22/2014 11:51:37 PM, by PFERG66

    I stayed home alone at my DD's Friday night while she and DSIL went to a concert. They live in a neighborhood where it is imperat... Read more

  • I Don't Know. I'm Not Sure.

    11/22/2014 12:48:29 PM, by PFERG66

    I'm sort of in the middle of one of those clouds; the fogginess of being kind of satisfied with my accomplishments, not quite there as far as wei... Read more

  • Focus on Accomplishments

    11/15/2014 6:19:38 PM, by PFERG66

    I have a sore throat today. My accomplishment is that I am resting and not pushing myself to tough it out. I also took the time to finish a d... Read more

  • Oh Happy Day!

    11/1/2014 12:28:10 PM, by PFERG66

    This is my Thanksgiving day for sure! I woke up this morning 70 years young after finally reaching a very important goal yesterday. I made 11,0... Read more

  • I've Updated!

    10/28/2014 9:49:32 PM, by QUIDDITCHGRRL

    My maintenance post, that is:
    al.asp?blog_id=2247974 Things... Read more

  • Time Flies and the Self-Talk is Easy

    10/27/2014 4:11:22 PM, by PFERG66

    Today's coaching challenge is to write a letter to myself in the manner of how I'd write to a best friend. I did this a number of months ago; le... Read more

  • Thoughts and MORE BABY PICS!

    10/17/2014 7:04:35 AM, by REALITYCHECK86

    So, I've noticed my blogging has been spotty at best(As in, almost never do it). I tend to overthink things and I guess I feel like I should have... Read more

  • And our specials are....

    10/1/2014 11:34:16 PM, by PFERG66

    I'm meal planning for tomorrow. It's a day at home, and I shopped today so no problemo. For breakfast I have been missing milk, so cereal wi... Read more

  • Acceptance

    9/22/2014 1:58:18 PM, by PFERG66

    One of the most difficult accomplishments I have faced in my adult life is acceptance. There is, first and foremost, self-acceptance. This i... Read more

  • waterwaterwaterwaterwater

    9/13/2014 11:59:25 AM, by PFERG66

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  • Tick Tock

    9/11/2014 1:21:45 PM, by PFERG66

    Today SP coach Becky is challenging me to "eat by the clock". I am to schedule my meals and snacks and when the appropriate time arriv... Read more

  • Note to Self:

    9/5/2014 3:40:20 PM, by PFERG66

    Time to have a chat with the 'kind' angel sitting on my right shoulder, whispering in that ear (and I do hear better out of my right ear, so that... Read more

  • 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

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