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  • A year ago!

    5/24/2016 10:48:12 PM, by MNABOY

    Facebook picked a picture taken a year ago at my daughters house with my wife as we were resting while working to help grand daughter start a sma... Read more

  • dealing with reality

    5/24/2016 12:15:56 AM, by MNABOY

    Wore a long sleeve sweatshirt to work outside since I would be in weeds that have poison ivy and carrying boards. Worked at pulling nails out of ... Read more

  • And here we go again

    5/14/2016 2:48:41 PM, by CILLASTEVENS

    I've been following the THM lifestyle for a while now and including my family by slowly introducing them to the changes. They still balk at som... Read more

  • Embracing changes

    4/25/2016 8:41:38 AM, by MISTYANN2016

    I weighed this morning and I lost three more lbs. that's 25 lost total since 2-16-16. Im happy with the loss, as I haven't been working out since... Read more

  • too much is too much

    4/17/2016 12:58:50 AM, by MNABOY

    I love crawfish spicy with corn, potatoes, mushrooms, onions and sausage. Use to have to seine ponds and drainage ditches, now we can buy them lo... Read more

  • Keep on keeping on

    4/10/2016 2:28:38 AM, by MISTYANN2016

    I haven't been as active on SP as I should be, or exercising like I should be. I've been working and living life, but I know how much this websit... Read more

  • Swimming

    4/5/2016 11:02:34 PM, by MNABOY

    Our three grandchildren are with us this week and after work we drove 30 miles to an olympic pool complex to help the kids learn to swim. They ha... Read more

  • Exercising

    4/2/2016 9:18:30 PM, by MNABOY

    My wife told me about her attending some Silver Sneaker sessions and that while they were seated a lot they really worked out. After my surgery I... Read more

  • I would like to say that....

    3/29/2016 10:34:23 AM, by BABY-G1

    I would like to say that I will stay on track. I would like to say that I will drink water like its going out of style. I would like to say that ... Read more

  • Making progress

    3/28/2016 6:23:40 AM, by MISTYANN2016

    I'm off work today and the kiddos go back to school. I'm going to clean house and nap lol. My food has been great, staying on plan and feeling sa... Read more

  • Better days

    3/19/2016 12:15:26 AM, by MISTYANN2016

    Ive been dealing with a bit of depression lately. Today was a great day tho. I took my kids to the park, had a picnic, and then went to the natur... Read more

  • Musical lift

    3/13/2016 12:56:04 AM, by MNABOY

    Wife and I attended a musical play,"Forever Patsy cline" which had a cast of two ladies Friday night. One portrayed and sang as Patsy, the othe... Read more

  • Still raining

    3/12/2016 5:25:33 PM, by MISTYANN2016

    We are all going stir crazy lol Thunderstorms today and tomorrow, then we have a week of sunshine and great temps in the forecast. DH dropped of... Read more

  • Happy Times

    3/11/2016 1:10:34 AM, by MNABOY

    My wife and a couple of our friends went to Memphis to listen to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons tonight. We walked on Beale St before and ate... Read more

  • Rain rain rain

    3/10/2016 7:57:41 AM, by MISTYANN2016

    I have not been exercising like I should be. While DH goes to visit his grandmother today, I am going to our community center to walk and work ou... Read more

  • Sunday Sparking

    3/6/2016 10:16:41 AM, by MISTYANN2016

    DH is cooking breakfast, I'm drinking coffee and enjoying the quiet country morning. I'm taking the kids back to the park today so we can walk/ru... Read more

  • Blogs really work

    3/5/2016 5:44:18 PM, by MNABOY

    Most of my second time around blogs have been required for a team goal or 3 big points, but what I have discovered is that Sparkers will really g... Read more

  • Weekend fun

    3/5/2016 12:54:06 AM, by MISTYANN2016

    I don't have much planned really. DH has to work tomorrow and 2 kiddos are gone for the weekend. Meal plans will be easy, as my oldest is also LC... Read more

  • meal planning

    3/4/2016 11:26:29 PM, by MNABOY

    Went out to eat with friends as planned. Ordered within my remaining calories but the restaurant had the light beer draft handles covered. Drinki... Read more

  • Small Victories!

    3/2/2016 12:08:16 AM, by MISTYANN2016

    Small victories are just as sweet! My wedding ring that I just got last year is lose and spinning constantly. My fresh out of the dryer jeans tha... Read more

  • Rainy day

    3/1/2016 6:20:26 AM, by MISTYANN2016

    It looks like a stormy rainy day here today. My husband will likely be home early as he cant work in the rain/lightning. I'm hoping I can get my ... Read more

  • Ready for the week ahead

    2/28/2016 6:58:41 PM, by MISTYANN2016

    Stayed on track this weekend with diet and exercise. We worked in the yard yesterday for several hours. Today the oldest daughter and I did the d... Read more

  • Happy Saturday!

    2/27/2016 9:50:29 AM, by MISTYANN2016

    It's a beautiful day in northeast Arkansas! I'm going to make the kiddos breakfast and go outside and enjoy the day. We have a lot to do, but I'm... Read more

  • Weekend workout

    2/26/2016 1:27:09 PM, by MISTYANN2016

    The temps this weekend are going to be in the 60's! I'm so excited! We have about 3/4 of an acre that still needs the brush and limbs cleared on ... Read more

  • Will regret be a positive motivator?

    2/20/2016 10:25:26 PM, by MNABOY

    Since the slow down in exercise that ran into the shutdown after surgery I have had no stamina which has kept me from hiking the woods this winte... Read more

  • what works in motivation?

    2/16/2016 11:59:25 PM, by MNABOY

    The times I have seriously undertaken a change to a healthy lifestyle from a glutton eat it all and leave no crumbs format, the motivation has c... Read more

  • I'll never do this again

    2/16/2016 12:57:38 AM, by MNABOY

    How many times have I told myself I would not regain lost weight? Two, as I remember now, first in 1986 when I lost 85 pounds, on diet and exerci... Read more

  • Good thoughts

    2/14/2016 2:04:23 PM, by MNABOY

    Friends know I can use help in seeking wisdom and send me nuggets on every occasion, so I will pass this on as there may be others on SP that cou... Read more

  • Sharing shared wisdom

    2/11/2016 8:07:24 PM, by MNABOY

    Received this from a friend and enjoyed it so I'm sharing it: Summary of Life GREAT TRUTHS THAT LITTLE CHILDREN HAVE LEARNED: 1) No... Read more

  • Just your typical New Years resolution...

    1/4/2016 3:31:25 PM, by TAPPINCHUCK

    I will.... Meal Plan, get to the gym 4 days a week, and drink 8 glasses of water per day. That's all. I am cutting back on carbs, adding more v... Read more

  • My Spark Story

    12/23/2015 4:04:19 AM, by EMSSBEARS

    1. What brought you to SparkPeople? I was on the Biggest Loser website and some there said that there was a better website that was free and off... Read more

  • First 5 K

    9/27/2015 9:26:51 AM, by INTEND2LOSE

    Yesterday, I walked (there's no way I can run!!) my first 5K for the Bridge Bash in Cotter, Arkansas, to raise money for North East Arkansas food... Read more

  • And it starts...

    8/27/2015 5:44:19 PM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    School started here last week like I'm sure it did in much of the country. The joys of the public school system - my son brings home everything t... Read more

  • Doctor called ...at 10pm

    8/25/2015 11:29:44 AM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    Typically if I get a call after about 8pm, I freak out. Imagine my panic when it's my DOCTOR calling at 10pm! I went in for a follow up for... Read more

  • Busy day!

    8/22/2015 11:48:17 PM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    Well, I finally got my office moved home. I went up to work today and brought home my desk and some other small things, but something unexpected ... Read more

  • Yoga kicks @$$

    8/22/2015 4:49:59 PM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    So, I did the DDP Yoga DVD again today (gym 3 times, then yoga 3 times a week on alternating days). I did the main intro (Diamond Dozen) then the... Read more

  • HRM

    8/21/2015 2:56:41 PM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    I got a new heart rate monitor over the weekend and I've decided that I hate it. When I get on the elliptical at the gym, I work my little heart ... Read more


    8/20/2015 5:33:53 PM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    I got my DDP Yoga DVDs today and I am stoked! I went through the Diamond Dozen and its true about the moves jacking your heart rate up. Doing Roa... Read more

  • Ugh!

    8/19/2015 11:50:12 PM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    So, I've said a few times that this time I'm doing things differently. I've realized that my obsessive compulsive behavior hurts my weight loss e... Read more

  • Tired

    8/13/2015 9:30:08 AM, by WIPINGSWEAT

    I am so tired this week, and when I'm tired all I want to do is eat. It's a tough habit to break, but I'm doing my best. I have been loading up o... Read more

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