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  • Robin baby comes to visit!

    5/18/2017 9:18:53 PM, by EABL81

    It appears that the baby robins in my neighbors yard have fledged. This little guy showed up on my windowsill this morning: Read more

  • starting fresh

    5/15/2017 3:40:56 PM, by WEKIMER

    Here I am back at Spark. 178.6 lbs which is 12 lbs higher than last time I logged in. I know it could be worse so that's a blessing. It's time to... Read more

  • Robin babies in time for mother's day

    5/14/2017 5:18:32 PM, by EABL81

    A month or so ago, I posted a picture of a leucistic robin in my neighborhood. His unique coloration is due to a genetic mutation. My neighbors ... Read more

  • Happy Mother's Day Tomorrow!

    5/13/2017 11:47:07 AM, by LOVEBONNIELOVE

    I have lost 26.4 pounds! Tomorrow I am going to TAIX French Restaurant with my family. I will have Split Pea Soup And a salad I think it's called... Read more

  • My Secret Weapon

    5/12/2017 9:13:50 AM, by IVANHOE64

    I got on SparkPeople to lose weight, but I now see that weight loss, though important in my case, is not the goal. The goal is healthy living. ... Read more

  • Fifty pounds!

    4/23/2017 8:00:36 AM, by IVANHOE64

    As of this morning's weigh-in, I am down fifty pounds! Needless to say, I'm off the plateau. As to the inevitable question, "How much more?... Read more

  • Happy Easter!

    4/16/2017 10:16:24 PM, by IVANHOE64

    I've been quite busy the last week or so, with everything that goes into preparing Easter, but everything went beautifully. I'm tired, but very ... Read more

  • 5K training ho!

    4/10/2017 10:47:04 PM, by IVANHOE64

    I went for a brisk walk this evening, and at one point, toward the end of my walk, on a whim, I took off jogging for about two minutes. I sure h... Read more

  • Here I Go Again.......

    4/9/2017 4:29:28 PM, by PEGPENGUIN

    It has been a while since I made a Blog Entry and I'm at a rather stuck stage and need to get my act together ONCE AGAIN. I know this Healthy... Read more

  • Spring Cleaning

    4/8/2017 1:30:11 PM, by IVANHOE64

    I had a much-needed clean-up day at the parish this morning. Some parishioners came out and helped me to get things in order for Holy Week. As ... Read more

  • My decision

    4/4/2017 8:36:11 AM, by IVANHOE64

    This morning I am announcing my decision to retire from blogging. Yesterday's blog was so successful that I'm afraid I can't top it. If I were ... Read more

  • Why I'm not upset about being on a plateau

    4/3/2017 8:13:58 AM, by IVANHOE64

    I've been on a plateau for about three months now. I must take my fair share of the blame for it, although some of it - well, as we know, someti... Read more

  • A significant NSV

    3/29/2017 8:16:21 AM, by IVANHOE64

    Yesterday I went to the dentist, and, as is usual on such visits, they took my blood pressure. The reading was 125/70. Not too long ago, I was ... Read more

  • Stella's News

    3/28/2017 3:52:40 PM, by PUDLECRAZY

    A few Spark friends have asked about Stella. In Feb... Read more

  • Update on Tigger

    3/27/2017 7:48:31 PM, by EABL81

    Thank you for all of the well-wishes for Tigger. She's been crying for food, although yesterday she would eat almost nothing. Today, she's slow... Read more

  • Checking In

    3/27/2017 4:38:41 PM, by PUDLECRAZY

    Well, I have been enjoying retirement now for alm... 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

  • 6 Months Already ?!?!

    3/19/2017 3:18:18 PM, by LOVEBONNIELOVE

    I love the new feed on Sparkpeople! Very encouraging! So good to see what people are having for their healthy lose weight meals. Haven't figured ... Read more

  • Getting outside

    3/15/2017 9:54:22 AM, by IVANHOE64

    This morning, I had a sudden inspiration to do something I'd wanted to do for a long time. I whipped up some breakfast, wrapped it up in aluminu... Read more

  • Where is my motivation!

    3/14/2017 8:01:37 AM, by VICKI27655

    Ug, I'm losing my motivation. I've lost 21 pounds and can't seem to stick with it to keep the scale going down. I've chased 2 pounds for over t... Read more

  • Kitchen Remodel

    3/12/2017 6:29:46 PM, by LATEBIRD

    Things have been going good for me lately, but I have a major hurdle right now. My kitchen is a mess! We are remodeling our kitchen, and not jus... Read more

  • Day 177

    3/11/2017 3:22:56 PM, by LOVEBONNIELOVE

    Hello to all. Today is day 177 that I have followed my program! I have lost 21 pounds, down 39 from my top weight. My food plan is three meals a ... Read more

  • A mystery!

    3/11/2017 8:07:32 AM, by IVANHOE64

    For the last two days, I went over my calorie allotment. Yesterday, I got very little exercise. Why is it, then, that when I stepped on the sca... Read more

  • Deleted!

    3/7/2017 9:02:33 AM, by IVANHOE64

    Yesterday I went to Subway for lunch and decided to fill out the customer on-line survey. In return for my survey, the nice folks at Subway sent... Read more

  • Sugar Companions

    3/4/2017 9:45:44 AM, by NEWKID54

    Sugar, can't live with it, can't live without it...ugh. I can't imagine a day without a sugary "treat". I can smell it in my sleep and hear i... Read more

  • craziness of my habitual behavior

    3/2/2017 3:41:37 PM, by NEWKID54

    I go up. I go down. And yet, things do change....the weather, the world and my health. I sometimes forget that while I am meandering through l... Read more

  • Update on my Status

    2/26/2017 9:28:18 AM, by LATEBIRD

    It has been a long time since I have posted, so a lot has happened. I think one of the biggest things I have done is buy a fitness tracker. I now... Read more

  • Back at the helm

    2/15/2017 8:40:41 AM, by IVANHOE64

    Vacation is over, and I am back at the parish! It's great to take vacation during the cool weather months, and I'm grateful that I had the oppor... Read more

  • Feeling Anxious About Saying Goodbye

    2/12/2017 6:58:52 PM, by NEWKID54

    I'm finishing up my first week back. It's gone smoothly and I am a couple of pounds down. So why am I anxious. I have cut loose today. I ate ... Read more

  • Trying the DASH diet this time

    2/9/2017 1:27:13 PM, by SUESCHOICE

    Has anyone else used the DASH diet? My first two weeks were very successful, that was a very strict low sodium, low fat, low carb plan. I lost ... Read more

  • Hope Or Expections

    2/8/2017 10:46:09 PM, by NEWKID54

    I was going to title this post "back with high hopes". I got thinking I shouldn't be hoping for my weight loss or my health. It must be an exp... Read more

  • Hit the reset button

    1/3/2017 4:13:09 PM, by TDMLUVZSNOOPY

    Hey there Sparkers! Glad to be in a new year! I would say the better half of 2016, I wasn't as active and accountable as I should have been.... Read more

  • May the New Year Be Filled With Love, Courage, and Kindness

    1/1/2017 8:39:01 AM, by PUDLECRAZY

    "Beannacht: A Blessing for the New Year" ~ John O'd... Read more

  • Happy New Year!

    12/31/2016 3:17:47 PM, by LOVEBONNIELOVE

    Wish all the best wishes for 2017. I devoted this past year to losing weight. I found a program, that not only told me exactly what I s... Read more

  • New category!

    12/13/2016 10:58:12 PM, by LOVEBONNIELOVE

    I am now overweight, not obese! Yeah! I am 5'1. So if I can lose 24 more pounds I will be in the top end of NORMAL!!! ... Read more

  • New category!

    12/13/2016 10:57:06 PM, by LOVEBONNIELOVE

    I am now overweight, not obese! Yeah! I am 5'1. So if I can lose 24 more pounds I will be in the top end of NORMAL!!! ... Read more

  • Slowly we go...

    12/5/2016 12:08:34 PM, by LOVEBONNIELOVE

    I am losing about a pound a week. I am up to 12.6 pounds. Doesn't seem fast enough. But when I get to 15, that will be a good number. Not that 12... Read more

  • Oh those waiters!!

    11/25/2016 2:05:02 PM, by LOVEBONNIELOVE

    So I did it. I went to Thanksgiving at our favorite restaurant with my family. The Smokehouse in Burbank California. Before we went (a few weeks ... Read more

  • Thanksgiving

    11/23/2016 1:18:23 PM, by LOVEBONNIELOVE

    Dear Friends, Please have a wonderful day. Enjoy your family your friends, or just a day off from work. The love we have is all that matters... Read more

  • Hello Out There!

    11/16/2016 5:20:14 PM, by LOVEBONNIELOVE

    At the beginning of this year January 1 to be exact. I said I was giving it an entire year to lose my weight. And if I didn't lose it by then, I'... Read more

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