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  • Sleep

    2/24/2015 5:20:23 AM, by SWEETMAMA227

    I didn't sleep very well last night. I went to bed at 10:45 and was up at 12:30 and 2:15 and finally just got up out of bed at 3:00 cuz just layi... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/23/2015 9:08:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    off to a slow start this morning. my allergies are acting up just now, so i am taking it easy. my daughter was all bundled up for school today. i... Read more


    2/22/2015 12:09:02 PM, by READYRUBBIES

    make your own salad dressings, for your oils try:olive oil,grape seed oil,sesame oil,nut oils,or avocado oils.For your acid try:lemon juice,vineg... Read more

  • it's sunday

    2/22/2015 11:10:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's the last week of february and a week full of challenges for me. still looking for another job while continuing to do my two online college c... Read more

  • Luck

    2/21/2015 7:46:01 AM, by SWEETMAMA227

    I never seem to have much luck in the way of dating. I usually get through about 2 dates and then I never hear from them again. My second date wi... Read more

  • Stop and look at the clouds

    2/20/2015 11:43:27 AM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    So, this being the third snow day this week (this time for extreme cold), the boys and I dressed warmly in layers and went outside to get some fr... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/20/2015 9:58:07 AM, by MOMMY445

    another very cool day here today. i will head out in a while to run an errand or two. a day to catch up on housework and course work for me. then... Read more

  • Still Here

    2/19/2015 7:52:32 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    I'm still here, but have been slacking about getting on SparkPeople. I wish I could stay away from Facebook as easily as I do here... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/19/2015 8:03:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    a very cool day here today. i just have to go out once and do one errand and then i am back inside for the day. my daughter was all bundled up th... Read more


    2/18/2015 11:09:01 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    If I have learned anything from this weight loss journey, it is this...you have to take the good with the bad. Take today for instance: The go... Read more

  • My Brother's Birthday, 2 snow days and I finished the photo book

    2/18/2015 3:43:41 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    Today is my brother's 35th birthday and its a good thing to celebrate but it is also making me sad. He is the "Baby" and it is the first birthday... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/18/2015 9:02:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    a not as cool of a day here today. tomorrow it is supposed to be really cold here. so i will get the errands i need to do done today, so i can st... Read more

  • Inches

    2/18/2015 4:57:02 AM, by SWEETMAMA227

    I am officially down 16 pounds. Woohoo!!!! And I feel really good. I've never tracked my other measurements before but the SparkCoach said it w... Read more


    2/17/2015 11:11:42 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Crunch berry cereal at 10:00 at night...this can't be good! Even though I am within my calorie range, I've got the late night munchi... Read more

  • Great work out day

    2/17/2015 8:22:30 PM, by MOMTOCONNOR2003

    So today I used my gym for the first time. I converted my 4th bedroom into a gym but for the past week I have continued to exercise downstairs. ... Read more

  • My hurt knee

    2/17/2015 1:50:25 PM, by CHELE0329

    I was so excited to get working out this year, I even joined a gym. I was doing great and last Thursday i hurt my knee. My friend gave me and my ... Read more

  • a cool day

    2/17/2015 9:05:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    it has started to lightly snow here today. i will be off shortly to run a few errands and to get my job search going full speed ahead. my daughte... Read more


    2/16/2015 9:35:48 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Well I FINALLY got my spark activity tracker set up last night and today was my first day to track steps. One thing I noticed right off the bat ... Read more

  • it's monday

    2/16/2015 8:16:20 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm taking it easy today and enjoying some much needed down time. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hello. have ... Read more

  • Date.....Continued

    2/16/2015 5:53:22 AM, by SWEETMAMA227

    Ok...the date went really well. It's one for the record books! First date...on Valentines Day...in blizzard conditions....with temperatures below... Read more

  • Almost Forgot

    2/16/2015 12:01:08 AM, by BIGGESTLOSER44

    Don't know if I will make this on time. I almost forgot to write my daily blog. Didn't have time this morning and I worked until 11:00 pm. Jus... Read more


    2/15/2015 10:46:17 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    I had a great weekend. I got to go play golf with one of my girlfriends on Saturday. The weather was fabulous! Oh yeah, I guess I should preface... Read more

  • An the right track

    2/15/2015 4:27:47 PM, by MOMTOCONNOR2003

    Okay so I am not going to beat myself up over my eating on Valentines Day because it was a holiday and I did work out like crazy today to make up... Read more

  • NO! I'm Slack'n On My Track'n!

    2/15/2015 2:54:11 PM, by DEECANDOITAGAIN

    Positivity Needed. ASAP! This past week I've been slack'n on my track'n which could result in a setback. I don't have to track every single ... Read more

  • The Lifestyle Plan

    2/14/2015 7:18:23 PM, by BIGGESTLOSER44

    Well it has been a long time since I have visited this site and my waistline is showing it!! The weight I lost 6 years ago has slowly crept back... Read more

  • happy valentine's day

    2/14/2015 8:57:29 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found out yesterday that my contract job was completed. now i will be looking for other work. i am doing well in my online college courses. my ... Read more

  • Anniversary

    2/13/2015 3:44:17 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    Seven years ago today I met the man of my dreams. We started chatting online on 12/1/2007 and then talking on the phone on 12/3. We met in pers... Read more

  • Venting is the answer!

    2/13/2015 10:24:33 AM, by MOMTOCONNOR2003

    So yesterday I was really down because my weight had not changed in one and a half weeks. So I did alot of venting my frustrations because I was... Read more

  • Throw Back Thursday

    2/12/2015 10:09:53 AM, by MOMTOCONNOR2003

    On Throw back Thursday most people post memorable pictures of themselves or people they love. Not me! Throw back Thursday reminds me of how off... Read more

  • Date

    2/12/2015 5:33:11 AM, by SWEETMAMA227

    Ok guys...I could use some words of wisdom and encouragement.... I am going on my first date in almost 2 years....and it's on Saturday...which al... Read more


    2/11/2015 11:06:07 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Wednesday nights have become date night for the hubs and me. I love this little rendezvous we share together each week and wonder why we haven't... Read more

  • Trying something new

    2/11/2015 10:17:16 AM, by MOMTOCONNOR2003

    So this morning I did 30 minutes of belly dancing and then put in the cardio blast dvd. I have not done that DVD in a year or so, so that was my... Read more


    2/10/2015 11:00:42 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    This evening I decided to take a leisurely walk. I knew it would be getting ... Read more

  • You do you and I'll do me

    2/10/2015 6:22:29 PM, by FORZACHANDMATT

    Since I was still feeling sick yesterday after more than a week of a cold and a GI bug, I decided to try exercising a bit and then have a "me" da... Read more

  • Lifes many ups and downs

    2/10/2015 10:16:22 AM, by MOMTOCONNOR2003

    For those who do not know me, I am an emotional eatter. I have gained 50 pounds since my husband retired a year and a half ago and became a full... Read more


    2/9/2015 10:07:59 PM, by REYNOLDSDJ

    Well Mr. Flu Bug hung around WAY longer than I wanted him to and COMPLETELY sabotaged all my goals! I'm still not 100%. I have a li... Read more

  • Back on track after a not so good weekend!

    2/9/2015 11:19:07 AM, by MOMTOCONNOR2003

    So I have to confess I did not have a great weekend. My normal free day is Friday's because we often go out to dinner or host a dinner party on ... Read more

  • Walk

    2/9/2015 5:15:15 AM, by SWEETMAMA227

    Believe it or not, it was 53 degrees in Ohio yesterday. I actually got to go for a mile walk outside! I miss the green grass. It's nice to look o... Read more

  • Meal Plan

    2/8/2015 8:39:18 PM, by GWEN_EVRA

    As some of you may know this is not the first time I have lost weight on the Spark People Plan, I had lost 60 pounds following this plan, when li... Read more

  • Photo-A-Week: Week 5: SELF

    2/8/2015 5:18:46 PM, by DOILIEQUEEN

    I'm a week behind. This is from my Senior year 1984.... Read more

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