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  • I'm back!!!

    12/30/2016 6:58:26 PM, by COUGARZ4LIFE

    I'm 53 now and I have maintained my weight within 5 lbs or so over the years. I've tried other apps, but I missed Spark People. The community sup... Read more

  • Reaching for the stars, hitting the moon

    12/30/2016 3:42:10 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I'm at a point where it seems that the harder I push, the less I can do. Conversely, though, when I stop trying and just do whatever, I seem to g... Read more

  • New Year, New Start

    12/29/2016 11:46:04 PM, by KINGDMSONG

    There's one thing I'm good at- starting again. Here I am. Starting again. Hoping this time to take more advantage of SparkCoach and Spark Team... Read more

  • New Year, New Start

    12/29/2016 11:46:04 PM, by KINGDMSONG

    There's one thing I'm good at- starting again. Here I am. Starting again. Hoping this time to take more advantage of SparkCoach and Spark Team... Read more

  • Returning to Our Normally Scheduled Program (Update)

    12/27/2016 1:01:35 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    So, as expected, I put on some weight at Christmas; about 1.3 pounds, to be exact. The funny part is, with all my strength training and gym ded... Read more

  • 2017

    12/27/2016 12:51:18 PM, by KATIEWILL5

    Structure and rule I stick by that is what the new year will be about I have to report my food I have to work out I have to eat right They sh... Read more

  • Exercise

    12/27/2016 7:47:38 AM, by JEB03253

    This mornings Spark Coach challenged me to make a list of reasons to exercise when I really want to make an excuse not to. Here's my list: - Ex... Read more

  • merry christmas

    12/25/2016 6:47:53 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i wish everyone a very merry christmas! she had a great day and so did i. she got more presents than she expected to get and she ... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/23/2016 11:56:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today! woo hoo! my daughter brought two snacks for the class with her when she went to school today. as for me, i just... Read more

  • Progress, but Not Progress

    12/22/2016 4:42:18 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    God. Darn. It. I was doing so well, until a few weeks ago. When Final Exams came about, I purposely let myself drop to three days a week at the... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/22/2016 11:50:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax and enjoy for me. for my daughter, it is pajama day at school today. tomorrow at school, she will be bringing something to eat for... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/21/2016 2:06:50 PM, by MOMMY445

    a nice mild day here today. it is not as cold as it was the other day. my daughter had a great time on her school field trip yesterday! I am so g... Read more

  • Success Away From The Scale

    12/21/2016 7:29:53 AM, by JEB03253

    Today's SparkCoach action step was to make a list of all the ways you'd know you were healthy and fit if a scale didn't exist. Here's the list I ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    12/20/2016 10:18:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day for me to reflect and to relax. i will find out later today if that job will be extended or not. there are some other opportunities i can p... Read more

  • Last Day

    12/20/2016 10:09:00 AM, by DEEKELLYE

    Today is my last day of work before maternity un... Read more

  • it's saturday

    12/17/2016 3:15:15 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to reflect and recharge for me. i had a one day job the other day. it may be extended into next week. i will find out on monday. my daughte... Read more

  • Back again

    12/17/2016 9:46:27 AM, by ALLISON_TILBERG

    It's been a few weeks but I'm slowly getting better. I have been sick the last few weeks due to an unknown, extreme allergy to this dog my boyfri... Read more

  • My Weekend is All Booked! ;-)

    12/16/2016 7:05:59 PM, by TREKPURRSON

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  • it's friday

    12/16/2016 11:09:52 AM, by MOMMY445

    we got quite a bit of snow here the other day, with even more expected tonight into tomorrow. that is okay with me and my daughter. she enjoys be... Read more

  • My Personal Holiday Tradition

    12/16/2016 7:57:35 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    My growing family has several, like most growing families, holiday traditions. This holiday season my three adult children send each othe prank g... Read more

  • Binging without Binging, and How to Deal with the Holiday Buffet

    12/15/2016 2:40:08 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Ouch! Those holiday parties can really pack on the calories! While I went whole hog on eating, I still (mostly) kept track of what I was eating. ... Read more

  • So Tired Today

    12/14/2016 12:02:05 PM, by DEEKELLYE

    Last night was another night I didn't sleep well... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    12/13/2016 12:01:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day filled with errands and some computer work as well. i got to see one of my good friends on the weekend. now i feel even more confident that... Read more

  • Bad Day Update

    12/12/2016 11:56:00 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    So, I waited too long to eat my second lunch, which made my intake be right about where I want it. Despite the stress and screwing up, I'm down... Read more

  • Definitely Not One of My Better Days

    12/12/2016 4:41:53 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I'm exhausted today and I, once again, feel like quitting. I can't, because I've put too many systems in place, but I sure feel like it. In the p... Read more

  • Quit Yammering, already!

    12/12/2016 7:01:06 AM, by WRITEMANN1

    As of Noon today, (CDST), 12/12/16, I will stop posting about being Fully retired, because I will be. After 21 years of pounding knowledge ... Read more

  • The Decision, Made.

    12/11/2016 9:01:49 PM, by DOXISRCOOL

    So. I have decided. I will lose 100 pounds. Period. However long it takes me. Slow is good. I will do weights. I will do cardio. I will work on m... Read more

  • a new week

    12/11/2016 3:35:43 PM, by MOMMY445

    it's snowing here today! my daughter wanted to go out and play in it. i said okay and we went outside for a while. then some of her friends came ... Read more

  • Pizza Lesson

    12/10/2016 6:37:35 PM, by JEB03253

    Friday night is pizza night at our house. Knowing that I planned my breakfast and lunch calories in the low side of my suggested range. We ordere... Read more

  • it's saturday

    12/10/2016 1:55:46 PM, by MOMMY445

    i have started to lose some weight that i had regained over the past year. i currently weigh 185 pounds. my goal weight is 132 pounds by next aug... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/9/2016 1:34:28 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get some housework done. then it is time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful day. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,che... Read more

  • Fresh

    12/8/2016 12:49:28 PM, by JEB03253

    Memo to self: try to buy fresh fruit instead of processed fruit. Yesterday I included a mandarin orange fruit cup packed in juice in the foo... Read more

  • Time to Change It Up!

    12/8/2016 11:42:41 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Time to change it up! Lately, I've been doing a fairly consistent routine, following five workouts in a cycle. While my routine will be the sam... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/8/2016 10:12:28 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly cool day here today. my daughter says hi. i am out and about running some errands this morning and into the afternoon. i like to go outs... Read more

  • How Life Has Changed with Weight Loss

    12/7/2016 1:45:52 PM, by MENSCH00

    Last July I started my diet at 204 pounds. With continued determination, I've gotten down to 164. I'm petite, at 5'2", and hope to eventually ge... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/7/2016 11:28:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly cloudy and cool day here today. that is okay with me and my daughter. she is really enjoying the weather these days and so am i. all of ... Read more

  • Action Plan

    12/7/2016 7:34:58 AM, by JEB03253

    Today's Spark Coaching session was on goal setting. Not a new concept to me, I learned to write teaching objectives back in college and the conce... Read more

  • Summer bodies are made in the winter

    12/6/2016 10:00:12 PM, by LUCKY1964

    Laying in bed getting ready tor that 4 a.m. alarm in about five hours gotta get up hit the gym and make it back in time to wake my son up for sch... Read more

  • Proud

    12/6/2016 11:26:15 AM, by NEOMATTLAC

    Kind of proud of myself at the gym yesterday. I felt that I did really well. I was with my trainer, and could see he was impressed by the progres... Read more

  • Three Measures

    12/6/2016 7:55:16 AM, by JEB03253

    Today during my Spark Coach session I was challenged to decide on three measures that indicate the program is working besides the scale. Hard one... Read more

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