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  • Extra steps routine

    5/22/2017 9:30:13 PM, by KARENC69

    I have a desk job, 8 hours a day, but needed to come up with ways to move more during the day. So, every time I need to go see someone on our c... Read more

  • Week 21: 20 year HS reunion approval

    5/22/2017 10:32:28 AM, by MAGLITE7

    This past weekend was my 20th high school reunion. It was great to see my classmates again -- while it is still a little cliquey, for the most pa... Read more

  • BBQ Season

    5/20/2017 11:06:25 PM, by KARENC69

    Had a family BBQ tonight. I ate a turkey burger, but the potato and pasta salads were not my friend calorie wise. Still got in my 10k steps t... Read more

  • No Matter What

    5/19/2017 11:05:24 PM, by KARENC69

    I told myself this time, no matter what, I'm going to make my exercise and step goals everyday. No matter what, I'm going to log my food - g... Read more

  • Restarting a year later

    5/18/2017 1:40:14 PM, by MOM2TWINS2012

    Almost a year ago I joined SparkPeople. I wasn't able to stick with it, and over the winter I gained more weight than when I began. But, I'm here... Read more

  • Moving along!

    5/17/2017 10:01:46 PM, by KARENC69

    I'm on a 47 day streak of exceeding my active minutes goal and a 3 week streak of meeting my 10k or more steps per day goal!... Read more

  • Disappointed...

    5/16/2017 9:44:20 PM, by ROSSLENA96

    I lost 115 lbs using sparkpeople and gained 40 back. I... Read more

  • Beginning Journey

    5/10/2017 6:01:29 PM, by ZILABELLAELSA

    I have battled with my weight for so long and today I am making a change I am tired of getting out of breath, I also suffer from costocondoritits... Read more

  • Overcast and dewy. I love it.

    5/9/2017 3:33:16 PM, by LSTOREY30

    Walking a long the over.cast.beach that was preparing... Read more

  • Starting over

    5/9/2017 2:37:18 PM, by YHANSEN5

    Well, it feels like I am starting over for the 1 millionth time, but at least it's better than giving up. a little history is that over a year ag... Read more

  • So far, so good

    5/9/2017 10:40:40 AM, by JANET134

    I am on day 3. So far so good. Keeping my calorie intake low and have been keeping active. Victories so far: -Went to Zumba and bowling on... Read more

  • Slow and steady and deliberate.

    5/8/2017 3:47:18 PM, by RABBITOLM

    I see that I haven't blogged in a bit, so my news is a bit out of date: in December I discovered I was expecting again (finally!!). With my firs... Read more

  • Thinking For and Believing In Myself

    5/8/2017 3:32:01 PM, by ANGIEMCMOMMY

    One of the most frustrating things when you're trying to lose weight and take care of yourself is having people criticize what you're doing and/o... Read more

  • Week 19: On the people we meet...

    5/8/2017 12:55:41 PM, by MAGLITE7

    This was a HUGE week for me -- 2 big milestones -- 25 lb loss and I ran a whole 5K race! Sure I was slower than a sloth in peanut butter, to stea... Read more

  • I have to do this.

    5/7/2017 8:31:59 AM, by JANET134

    I am so tired of being overweight. I don't know why i've gotten myself into this position, but it is time to get myself out of it. This is how ... Read more

  • Feeling tired

    5/2/2017 7:25:36 PM, by BO0BERRY

    Well I have been eating better for awhile and had no improvement in energy. I have gotten to the point where my muscles feel tired all the time. ... Read more

  • Depression and anxiety

    5/1/2017 6:07:56 PM, by VANILLAMAMA

    Good evening ladies and gents. I have battled with depression my whole life. It usually revolves around my weight. Many of you know I got the g... Read more

  • Week 18: 5K here I come!

    5/1/2017 2:56:35 PM, by MAGLITE7

    This weekend, May 6, I will run my first 5K. Well, at least that's the plan. I've logged many hours on the treadmill and done a number of outdoor... Read more

  • Little people

    4/30/2017 10:58:11 PM, by LSTOREY30

    I have been exhausted lately. Unable to even meet my ... Read more

  • Staying Determined

    4/29/2017 11:19:26 PM, by KARENC69

    I moved my oldest son home from his freshman year of college today. It was an 11 hour round trip. Because of the 9 hours in the car, when we ... Read more

  • Costa Rica

    4/28/2017 10:06:17 AM, by LSTOREY30

    So upon speaking to my mother yesterday, I have decided to join the family for my cousins wedding in June 2018. I have a family of 6 i will be ta... Read more

  • Good Grilling Times Ahead

    4/27/2017 10:42:37 PM, by KARENC69

    I love the summer and grilling. The food is good, often lower calorie and fresh! A favorite? I cut up fresh veggies (broccoli, carrots, y... Read more

  • Drinking Water

    4/26/2017 10:31:04 PM, by KARENC69

    I have always found that drinking a lot of water helps me when I'm trying to lose weight. I am a water drinker anyway, very rarely do I drink s... Read more

  • Fresh is best

    4/26/2017 8:35:15 AM, by BKAYS3

    Fresh fruit and veggies are the best! I had forgotten how flavorful healthy eating can be. Right now I'm enjoying fresh pineapple.....YUM!... Read more

  • Tired.

    4/26/2017 12:32:36 AM, by LSTOREY30

    I am so tired lately, yet I still go outside and get my 4,000 steps in. I am on a coffee fast. It is not helping.... Read more

  • Wow--Time Flies

    4/25/2017 9:42:04 PM, by TYENOVKIAN

    Looking back at my blog posts and where I've been. Ugh...I am at my highest non-pregnant weight. 172 lbs yesterday. I kick started my new chall... Read more

  • Cranberry Juice is Killing My Vibe.

    4/25/2017 8:23:21 PM, by JACONAWAY

    At the risk of providing too much information, I'm pretty sure I have a UTI. Other than the obvious discomfort, tjis presents a problem for two ... Read more

  • Proud of Myself

    4/25/2017 8:17:08 PM, by KARENC69

    At 3 p.m. today, I had 2,300 steps. I had driven 1.5 hrs to a meeting, sat in the meeting for 3 hrs and driven the 1.5 hrs back home. We n... Read more

  • Week 17: still sparking

    4/24/2017 2:04:40 PM, by MAGLITE7

    It's been a bit rough lately, struggling with career and family issues, tempting to just fill up on red wine and chocolate, but I keep finding wa... Read more

  • Getting My Steps

    4/24/2017 10:57:34 AM, by KARENC69

    I logged 65,464 steps this week! I didn't get my 10,000 steps on 2 days because it was like torrential rain. In the past 14 days, I hit 10,000... Read more

  • Ducks

    4/24/2017 1:46:35 AM, by LSTOREY30

    Jenneniaz here are your ducks... Read more

  • Goal time

    4/24/2017 1:06:38 AM, by LSTOREY30

    I have made the goal to lose 5lbs by the end of May. I'm going to do it.... Read more

  • Gast food

    4/22/2017 6:38:20 PM, by LSTOREY30

    Being a mother on the run and a full time worker, how do I stoo depending on fastfood. Im a vegetarian but still it is so high calorie. I need to... Read more

  • Empathy

    4/21/2017 8:02:15 PM, by JACONAWAY

    I ate my feelings for dinner. Or at least, I wanted to, but we don't really have many binge-worthy treats in the house...except for potatoes, and... Read more

  • Progress

    4/21/2017 7:11:09 PM, by GLITTERFARTS

    I was finally able to determine my actual start date. I originally saw my doctor in February and said I was going to start but it was actually Ma... Read more

  • Exercise as meditation

    4/21/2017 2:06:36 PM, by MAGLITE7

    For many different reasons I have been feeling really down lately. It has been at times hard to stay motivated, so I am glad that at this point e... Read more

  • On Track for Surgery

    4/21/2017 11:21:52 AM, by ARGYLEMYSTERY

    I had my first appointment with my spinal surgeon, well actually with his nurse practitioner. I have had a lot of bad experiences with doctors so... Read more

  • So Far, So Good.

    4/20/2017 10:17:46 PM, by KARENC69

    Since I decided to attack my weight again with complete ficus, I've stayed on task with my calories and exceeded my current daily step count! In... Read more

  • 196 days!!!

    4/19/2017 5:28:11 PM, by THINNERME2009

    Well fellow sparkers, It has been 196 days since my last blog post. This newest post finds me with a few extra pounds and a lot less motivation. ... Read more

  • Every Excuse in the Book

    4/19/2017 5:20:21 PM, by KARENC69

    I think I have used every excuse in the book over the years for not eating right and not exercising. #1 alltime favorite - We're too busy hau... Read more

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