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  • Another Week, Another Chance!

    6/23/2014 1:09:30 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Here I go again! I've long ago lost count of how many new beginnings I've declared. But, today I'm thinking that it really doesn't matter. Tho... Read more

  • Another day in a new life!

    6/22/2014 6:29:49 PM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    This morning when I woke up I wanted to go running again, but I began to think ironically that my clothes I used to run in were all dirty and I h... Read more

  • Working the plan!

    6/21/2014 8:11:08 AM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    I had not realized how I had literally blogged my way through the last 3 1/2 years of my life here on SparkPeople... I mean literally every major... Read more

  • Favorite iced tea for summer

    6/19/2014 1:58:27 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I put this together recently and decided I love it so much that it is my favorite for summer. For 2 quarts I used: 2 tea bags of Green tea (Ma... Read more

  • Jogging/Running Day 1

    6/19/2014 8:46:59 AM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    Last night I had a hard time sleeping through the night.. it's hard to imagine I had jitters about running today! I was supposed to have started ... Read more

  • Awaiting progress

    6/18/2014 2:09:19 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Reduced salt: check increased water: check reduced calories: check increased activity: check reduced weight: NO, ouch! Maybe... Read more

  • Yes, no, maybe so!

    6/16/2014 1:25:51 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    I'm alone most of this week as dh must travel again. So, will work on increasing activity, filling up on clean healthy foods and getting to some... Read more

  • Another concussion!

    6/13/2014 12:21:45 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    I'm surprised at times that I can think at all. I never played contact sports, but still managed to get 5 concussions, the latest just three wee... Read more

  • And the battle goes on!

    6/12/2014 7:11:29 PM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    This morning I thought I was doing good.. It seems just because this is the last week with my kiddos before they leave with their dad and their f... Read more

  • Battling with the Donut!

    6/11/2014 11:38:40 AM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    Yesterday was my weigh in day! As much as I wished I had been hitting the workouts and healthy eating the last few weeks and had dropped some wei... Read more

  • Buckle Down!

    6/9/2014 12:31:51 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    A new week, same plan...more resolve! Perhaps this will be the week I can actually get rid of some of those winter pounds. I will focus on more... Read more

  • More water, less weight...more salt, more weight!

    6/5/2014 4:58:18 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    It seems so simple, but I decided to try this again to remind myself how much I am affected amounts of salt and water in my diet. I see-sawed mo... Read more

  • That Darn Scale!

    6/3/2014 12:52:09 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    It happened again. Just when I expected some loss, the scale let me down. I was at the bottom of my calorie range and had been exercising each ... Read more

  • DH Update and Thanks SP Friends

    6/3/2014 12:45:41 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    A quick update regarding my DH's melanoma surgery.. All went well. He did have to have two more biopsies and will get those results by the firs... Read more

  • DH in surgery

    5/30/2014 2:27:51 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    As I write this my husband is having some surgery for a melanoma. Doc thinks it got caught early enough that surgery is all he needs. I will be... Read more

  • Our last night of this babysitting adventure...

    5/24/2014 12:43:18 AM, by GRANDMABABA

    With our grandkids for the week, that is. I'm completely exhausted, but our time has flown by with very little drama. At ages 11, 9 and 4 we've... Read more

  • This headache just won't quit!

    5/16/2014 4:47:10 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    Some days are such a challenge. I have several migraine triggers and some are pretty hard to avoid. Bright light and loud noise are two things ... Read more

  • A little change that can mean a lot!

    5/14/2014 1:09:22 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    How do you talk to yourself? I suspect many of you do what I do and it is not a good thing for our health, mental or otherwise! I talk to mysel... Read more

  • Energy Crisis

    5/13/2014 2:12:10 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I'm stuck. No energy and not much strength for more than a month now. The ms exacerbation makes every task a huge effort. We had a fun, but bu... Read more

  • Started the challenge!

    5/9/2014 10:32:46 PM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    Three days ago... May 6, I took my friend (A 69 year old man) up on a challenge to lose roughly 30 lbs in 60 days... that's right, we said by Ju... Read more

  • Starting over....

    5/5/2014 2:36:43 PM, by SSPLAWN

    Feels like starting over b/c I guess that I am. I have a hard time staying concerned about my personal goals when I have a lot going on in my lif... Read more

  • Reset?

    4/29/2014 12:16:25 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I just reset some of my options to read again encouraging stories and helpful advice. I've reset before, but this time it feels like I'm resetti... Read more

  • Calling All Bike Riders!!!!

    4/21/2014 3:42:06 PM, by GREENMACHINE327

    Help! I need some advice. I am looking into purchasing a new bicycle (mine is YEARS old...I last rode it when I was 15 - I am 28 now). However... Read more

  • Spring Fever

    4/15/2014 5:12:29 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I just returned from a spectacular walk through an amazing display of spring blooms. Every color of the rainbow merged with those delightful pe... Read more

  • CELTA and the rest of my life

    4/4/2014 3:21:25 AM, by ASMARTERWAY

    I have finished my CELTA course and am now a Cambridge English accredited English Language teacher and have been invited by my college to stay on... Read more

  • Feeling Great

    3/13/2014 12:28:41 PM, by GREENMACHINE327

    On another note, I am feeling great about myself. I've been working out since December, and I haven't personally noticed any weight loss but eve... Read more

  • Need Advice

    3/13/2014 12:14:07 PM, by GREENMACHINE327

    This goes to all the busy bees out there. I've been stressed out between working, putting in my workouts, cleaning and visiting. What I mean by v... Read more

  • unnecessary struggles

    3/11/2014 3:09:30 AM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    This morning I found myself awake at 1a....yup, indigestion got to me again. But not without cause. No it didn't just happen. Yesterday I had a f... Read more

  • Went to Gym

    3/1/2014 10:56:50 PM, by STAMPINGRL2

    Walked on treadmill tonight. I wanted to go earlier today...after work, but got sidetracked. I am proud of myself that I actuall... Read more

  • Taking a look at reality!

    2/21/2014 10:15:08 AM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    This morning, as I was sitting and emailing/doing research, I realized my pants were too tight... so as usual, when I am sitting too long with an... Read more

  • Planning Well!

    2/17/2014 2:27:00 PM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    Today, has not been my best eating day! Let me just say that I decided because I wanted to eat exactly what I feed my children each morning I w... Read more

  • Changing Paths!

    2/13/2014 8:56:47 AM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    So, I didn't have a chance to blog on yesterday to share what I had eaten and how I got through the day! I started out doing very well, I had ... Read more

  • On the mend, still watching calories and nutrition!

    2/11/2014 2:58:47 PM, by GRANDMABABA

    I loved all the responses to my blog about the message board question..'did you overeat yesterday?' Thanks for all the encouraging and thought p... Read more

  • The Battle Rages on~

    2/10/2014 4:58:45 PM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    This afternoon when I picked up my children, almost instantaneously the battle began within.. My daughter has the worst time coming back the w... Read more

  • A mindless eater!

    2/10/2014 3:03:54 PM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    Ever heard of something called Mental Discipline.. The ability to be able to control tendencies and emotions when necessary! Today, I was ve... Read more

  • Back to the drawing board.

    2/9/2014 11:08:00 AM, by STAMPINGRL2

    I have not been faithfully on SP for a loooong time. Not for any specific reason. Since January 2013 I have lost about 12 pounds or so. I was dow... Read more

  • Jumping Rope!

    2/8/2014 6:30:48 PM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    Well, today has been one of those days! I had cereal for breakfast, and drank the last of the last gallon of milk I would be buying the next 40... Read more

  • Dropped .09 ounces ...

    2/7/2014 10:59:50 AM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    The conversations we have with ourselves are far more important than the conversations we have with others.. Do you believe that? It doesn't so m... Read more

  • No Pain, No Gain!

    2/6/2014 3:04:19 PM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    Have you ever heard that statement.... Anything worth having, doesn't necessarily come easily! A person who walks across a stage with a Master's ... Read more

  • 170 lbs!

    2/6/2014 7:53:29 AM, by 1LADYJLOVE

    I am so grateful to report today that the scale was off on yesterday! I honestly don't know what caused it.. If it was the way I was standing or ... Read more

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