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  • It's not about my dress size

    3/19/2015 9:17:55 PM, by WALKIETALKIE

    i met my new doctor today. She will be performing my colonoscopy next month. The first thing we did was review my meds. I take a lot of them for ... Read more

  • Dinner Plan 3/15 - 03/21

    3/15/2015 1:00:28 PM, by NEELIXNKES

    Sunday: Out or Hunt and Peck Monday: Left over red gravy, sausage (cooked in crockpot) and pasta Tuesday: Green Pepper Chicken crockpo... Read more

  • Cauliflower Pea Soup

    3/14/2015 2:09:33 PM, by NEELIXNKES

    I made this the other day to help boost my green veggie intake. I enjoyed it - DH not so much, however, he is willing to try a new version of i... Read more

  • Dinner Plan 03/08 - 03/15

    3/8/2015 7:35:27 PM, by NEELIXNKES

    Sunday - Out or Loaded fries Monday - Beef stew in crockpot Tuesday - Cauliflower pea soup *new recipe* Wednesday - Gluten free pasta with ... Read more

  • 6.5 Pounds lost!

    2/8/2015 10:05:51 AM, by SSHBOOKWORM

    I think this is the fastest I've ever lost weight. I have been trying to mostly comply with the Zero Belly Diet, avoiding foods that have a tend... Read more

  • January Recap/February Goals

    2/2/2015 9:32:34 AM, by NEELIXNKES

    January seemed to go by in a flurry. I don't know if it is just because I have been sick for a week or what. I didn't accomplish much this month ... Read more

  • Long Time No See

    1/29/2015 1:31:51 PM, by SSHBOOKWORM

    It's been awhile. It's Mardi Gras time again. Trying out the Zero Belly Diet. I thought it would help if I used it in conjunction with Sparkpe... Read more

  • Sunday 01/25 - goals and such

    1/25/2015 1:03:29 PM, by NEELIXNKES

    Wow - it is noon here already and I haven't made it very far today. I have several things to accomplish today so I am writing them down for acco... Read more

  • Day 4 - Give yourself credit

    1/15/2015 12:10:52 AM, by BACKTOTEN12

    Ok, I did a lot better on sitting down to eat. I did eat a bite of toast while I got my tea at breakfast and a nut when I was making my salad for... Read more

  • January Goals

    1/11/2015 9:37:48 AM, by NEELIXNKES

    My goals for the month are pretty simple: Finish cleaning out the kitchen cabinets - including the garage cabinets ... Read more

  • Beck - Day 3 Eat Standing up

    1/11/2015 7:07:54 AM, by BACKTOTEN12

    Well, this is a difficult one for me. I like to eat on the run a lot. Oh, I do sit to eat dinner but sometimes I eat breakfast standing at the co... Read more

  • Beck Diet - Day 2 Pick 2 diet programs

    1/10/2015 5:56:22 PM, by BACKTOTEN12

    For my diet programs, I am picking Spark diet and the South Beach diet. I think I'll kind of blend the 2 together. I can create my own menus usin... Read more

  • Engagement

    1/10/2015 12:09:35 PM, by NANCYTUNBERG64

    I am engaged!! M asked me the Tuesday before Christmas. It is very exciting!! We have not set a date but are shooting for sometime in the fall... Read more

  • Sarcastic Email

    1/7/2015 1:15:34 PM, by GARDENCHRIS

    I just had a friend send me this e-mail and it was to funny not to share with everyone.... ENJOY! Some chuckles for the new year: T... Read more

  • Happy 2015!

    1/4/2015 12:09:39 PM, by NEELIXNKES

    Hope that everyone had a fabulous holiday season. I don't know about you but I need to buckle down and get to work. I don't want to be the weight... Read more

  • How to Wrap a Cat!

    12/24/2014 3:48:38 PM, by GARDENCHRIS

    Just in time for Christmas! I can not see my Taz just sitting there so patiently! We all have our furry friends, big or small, quiet or not... Read more

  • Feeling better all ready

    12/22/2014 8:57:11 AM, by NOLABUG79

    I am already starting to feel better about myself. I am trying to be realistic about my wants and goals this time around. I have broad goals th... Read more

  • I gave up on myself

    12/21/2014 12:06:40 AM, by NOLABUG79

    I have not been around much lately. I would check in here and there but that was about it. I donít have a reason other than I gave up on myself... Read more

  • Day 9

    12/10/2014 7:53:38 AM, by NANCYTUNBERG64

    Did good with the logging yesterday. Also, I plan to work on waking up 1/2 hour early and taking the dogs for a proper walk at least 3 days... Read more

  • A week complete

    12/8/2014 8:04:33 AM, by NANCYTUNBERG64

    Yeah!!! I completed a week of logging all of my food. There were two days that were not so pretty but I sucked it up and logged anyway!! ... Read more

  • Three days down- 29 to go

    12/4/2014 8:22:08 AM, by NANCYTUNBERG64

    I have successfully logged all of my food for 3 days now. Day 2 was a little over the mark calorie wise but not too bad. Yesterday was good. ... Read more

  • Success

    12/2/2014 8:47:58 AM, by NANCYTUNBERG64

    I successfully logged all of my food yesterday and stayed within my calorie range!! Now for day 2. This is definitely a challenge for ... Read more

  • logging streak day one

    12/1/2014 7:59:21 AM, by NANCYTUNBERG64

    Today I begin my month long logging streak. I would like to maintain this month and with all of the temptations out there, I know that maki... Read more

  • So - another month has gone by...

    11/30/2014 3:23:18 PM, by NEELIXNKES

    and I gained weight again I'm sure. Hopefully the scale will be slightly nice to me tomorrow but I doubt it. I didn't eat well for the past few... Read more

  • A good day

    11/25/2014 6:53:55 PM, by NANCYTUNBERG64

    Tomorrow morning our town is having its first ever Community Fellowship breakfast. I brought the idea back from another community I used to work... Read more

  • Beck again the final time. Day 1

    11/23/2014 9:31:38 AM, by BACKTOTEN12

    Will review and edit Advantage card. re-reading the first part of the book. Will also track at least 2 days this week. Did the elliptical for 50 ... Read more

  • My New Favorite Workout Song

    11/22/2014 1:26:39 AM, by SWEETNEWME

    This track is just amazing!! It's not really that new and I've had it on my ipod for what seems like forever BUT today was the first time that I ... Read more

  • 11/20 Weigh In!!!

    11/20/2014 9:13:13 AM, by TIFFANYLYN13

    Happy to say 162.8!!!! I actually ended up weighing in yesterday at like 11am in the spa, I didn't get a photo so this morning I went to the n... Read more

  • Oh how I missed this support

    11/19/2014 8:51:52 AM, by NANCYTUNBERG64

    After entering my I am back blog the other day, I had some great comments and motivation. It certainly hits the spot. This is what makes S... Read more

  • THANK YOU!

    11/16/2014 2:16:52 PM, by GARDENCHRIS

    Just a short blog to let all my Spark friends know that I care for each and everyone of them! I don't always stop by to say hi,... Read more

  • Sugar Addiction - getting it under control

    11/16/2014 7:01:18 AM, by BACKTOTEN12

    I'm doing better with my sugar habit this past week. I didn't eat the sugary snacks at the post concert reception last night. Yeah!! Will try aga... Read more

  • Missed being here

    11/15/2014 11:12:30 AM, by NANCYTUNBERG64

    I went down a path where I did not want to be bothered anymore with tracking. I tried the weight watcher simply filling plan and while it was ok... Read more

  • 11/13 weigh in!!

    11/13/2014 10:18:14 AM, by TIFFANYLYN13

    Well not the loss I was expecting... But a small victory none the less!! Weird I stuck to the eating 100% and upped my work outs this week!! G... Read more

  • 11/6/14-Weigh in day!!!

    11/6/2014 10:10:47 AM, by TIFFANYLYN13

    Happy to report a 2 pound loss this week!! Just want to record what I did last week, because the magic formula WORKED!!! Up an... Read more

  • Lentil Chili

    11/2/2014 2:12:40 PM, by NEELIXNKES

    I made this recipe for a potluck. I thought it came out pretty good. I added a can of original rotel and 3/4 of a medium green pepper chopped. ... Read more

  • November 1st goals for the week

    11/1/2014 8:55:01 AM, by TIFFANYLYN13

    I'm back to putting down my goals!! I have 14 days til vacation and I'm 6 pounds from where I wanted to be!! Gotta stick to it and hope for the b... Read more

  • CATS!!! Grrrrr

    10/29/2014 7:40:07 AM, by GARDENCHRIS

    My cat Taz is a royal pain in my you know what! CATS!!! grrr can you tell I'm pissed at him?!?!? LOLOL He likes to chew the plants whe... Read more

  • Terrific Tuesday

    10/21/2014 6:52:02 AM, by NEELIXNKES

    Going for a terrific day - 12+ glasses of water ... Read more

  • Manic Monday

    10/20/2014 9:23:57 AM, by NEELIXNKES

    I seriously need to find my focus again. One of the hardest things right now though is figuring out what is causing an almost daily sour stomach.... Read more

  • Dinner Plan 10/19 - 10/25

    10/19/2014 2:04:18 PM, by NEELIXNKES

    Sunday - Leftovers - Monday - Birthday party left overs now that the other ones are out of the fridge. Tuesday - Actually making the m... Read more

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