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  • Day 15

    9/30/2016 6:35:03 AM, by MARCIABELL3

    Well, I'm back again ... this is such a long journey, yet it's not. I lost 6.5#s in 6 weeks ... Now, I'm working on losing another 3.5#s .. which... Read more

  • Guidance

    9/28/2016 4:37:46 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I start each morning by reading a devotional type book. Right now, I have a little book called 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact that I am reading. E... Read more

  • Day 12

    9/27/2016 12:51:37 PM, by MARCIABELL3

    My Diabetes workshop is over ... it was very educational and I'm proud to say, I only have 3.5 more #s to lose and I'll have lost 10#s since bein... Read more


    9/26/2016 5:02:10 PM, by KATHARINE01948

    NEW TEAM sometimes its just fun to get a way from everyday life . come and join me . lets chat about one of your favorite so... Read more

  • Day 10

    9/25/2016 11:08:57 AM, by MARCIABELL3

    wow, I'm still losing weight ... not fast (I don't think) ... this week, I see Dr. Murphy about my hyperthyroidism on Wed. Should be good news t... Read more

  • Pass the Cheese Please

    9/25/2016 9:29:12 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Last night we had Cincinnati chili for dinner. I shredded a little fresh cheese to use as a garnish. After dinner, I got to thinking about... Read more

  • Happy Saturday, Spark Friends!

    9/24/2016 12:20:12 PM, by MIDORI_SPARK

    Good morning! It's my favourite time of year, fall. I don't like when it's too hot or too cold out, so fall weather is my ideal, and it is such ... Read more

  • Day 9 - boy was I off

    9/24/2016 12:05:17 AM, by MARCIABELL3

    I've been messed up in the head a little, but that comes with focusing on new habits that have been with me a long long time. But I did good :D ... Read more

  • Day 10??? Sept. 22

    9/22/2016 3:02:12 PM, by MARCIABELL3

    I'm staying down in the 180's now. I still feel like I'm overeating but I'm not!! Isn't that strange -- I know others have that same mindset.... Read more

  • Tame the Sweet Tooth Challenge - COMPLETE!!

    9/21/2016 12:34:30 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    For the past 21 days, I have participated in the SparkPeople Tame the Sweet Tooth Challenge. Today is the last day. Honestly, I had been through ... Read more

  • Oh No!! What have I done!!

    9/20/2016 11:33:13 AM, by CLASCOTT

    Well folks, I did it. I registered for a 5k race on Thanksgiving day. My daughter has been pushing for me to do it, and I haven't had the confi... Read more

  • Day 5

    9/19/2016 7:22:21 AM, by MARCIABELL3

    Took the day off yesterday ... did walk the dogs and I did attempt to use SParkpeople to log in my meal .. I was adapting until I hit the "can't ... Read more

  • Harder than I imagined...

    9/18/2016 6:35:31 PM, by ROCNANGIE1

    First of all - I lost 3 pounds this week! YAY me! BUT, I am really confused on how and what to eat. I have been focusing on no sugar, low c... Read more

  • Knowing It vs Realizing It

    9/18/2016 7:35:36 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I have a saying, "There's a difference between KNOWING something and REALIZING something." We all have various facts and lots of knowledge bounci... Read more

  • Feeling optimistic

    9/18/2016 1:28:39 AM, by SUSEEE

    This has been a great week. Several people at work told me I look terrible. Now, you may think that is a bad thing.........but it is not becaus... Read more


    9/17/2016 4:01:44 PM, by KATHARINE01948

    rOY and I were traveling to the camp ground . Roy started to hummm. This started at least 3 months ago . If I as... Read more

  • Day 3

    9/17/2016 10:48:41 AM, by MARCIABELL3

    I posted a General Topic -- PICKING ME UP AGAIN -- and finished it with 2 questions. Maybe I'll get some responses .. would be nice to see what ... Read more

  • Day 2

    9/16/2016 3:22:06 PM, by MARCIABELL3

    So last night I experienced an end to my chili binging .. 1st, the beans weren't cooked after 10 minutes, went another 20 minutes and they were f... Read more

  • working on Meal Planning

    9/15/2016 6:01:53 PM, by MARCIABELL3

    I was shocked yesterday to see what a NO SALT ADDED food was compared to processed. I'm making chili and found myself reading labels at the groc... Read more

  • LCHF and COFFEE!

    9/15/2016 10:39:44 AM, by MJLUVSANIMALS

    It's hard to convince people that this is a great experience. Not all agree. Some don't think we get any carbs. Geesh one of them is my BFF she i... Read more

  • Temptations Everywhere!

    9/15/2016 6:01:47 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    As part of my "Tame the Sweet Tooth" Challenge, I came up with a plan to keep a little tick sheet on my phone to keep track of every craving that... Read more

  • All the Way Home...

    9/12/2016 10:34:38 PM, by MIDORI_SPARK

    Finally, I walked all the way home from work today. I've been meaning to try it ever since I moved into my new apartment (just over 2 months ago)... Read more

  • The Things I Learn - Sometimes the Hard Way!

    9/10/2016 1:23:53 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    As you may remember, I am doing the Tame the Sweet Tooth Challenge. Well, last night, I really wanted some ice cream. I had all the right j... Read more

  • Grapes. Today's Substitute will be Grapes

    9/9/2016 5:35:14 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Ahhh those wonderful peaches that I have been eating all summer are now gone. What will I do to curb my sweet tooth? Grapes! Grapes were on sale ... Read more

  • I Love My Doctor

    9/7/2016 11:14:00 PM, by MIDORI_SPARK

    I know I'm not alone in this, but I've been afraid of doctors for as long as I can remember. I've always had lots of anxiety when I've had to go ... Read more

  • Sugar Cravings

    9/7/2016 5:44:51 AM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Usually, I want a sweet treat after dinner and again about 30 minutes before bedtime. Last night, we had a late dinner, so I only had the one cra... Read more

  • Cream cheese wrapped olives

    9/6/2016 8:34:43 AM, by MJLUVSANIMALS

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  • Taming the Sweet Tooth

    9/5/2016 8:35:10 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    Years ago, I quit smoking. I have been a non-smoker way longer than I was a smoker. It was just a college thing mostly. But, about a month or so ... Read more

  • A Dragonite a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?

    9/4/2016 12:11:16 AM, by MIDORI_SPARK

    Just wanted to share a little success that I had today. I moved at the beginning of July - I live in a large city, and I work downtown, my ... Read more

  • SUCCESS!!!

    9/2/2016 8:49:02 AM, by MJLUVSANIMALS

    Where to begin..... Well in this last 6 months following the LCHF plan, I have managed to bring a high and deadly number A1C from 12.2 down to 5... Read more

  • Good News

    8/31/2016 7:50:42 PM, by MIDORI_SPARK

    Today I had my three month follow-up with my doctor after my diabetes diagnosis. All the news is good, and she was so excited to see my results. ... Read more


    8/31/2016 4:14:22 PM, by MJLUVSANIMALS

    For those of you that just have to have that dessert addition to your meals. This is a pretty good one for that. diabeticclubdiet.c... Read more

  • Today's Lunch

    8/31/2016 2:00:06 PM, by SPARKINGRAMMY

    My lunch today is salmon salad wrapped in Bibb lettuce. I also had sliced cucumbers, red pepper slices and sugar snapped peas on the side. Yumm... Read more

  • Pain Management

    8/29/2016 5:10:20 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    My pain is a whole lot better today. I switched to Naproxin Sodium which works so much better. I am not supposed to take it all the time, but I a... Read more

  • Moving Forward

    8/28/2016 11:37:40 PM, by MIDORI_SPARK

    Hello Spark Friends, I'm writing my first blog post in a long long time and there is a pretty big confession I have to make. I just thought ... Read more

  • Homemade Soup

    8/28/2016 4:58:42 PM, by SPARKINGRAMMY

    Today I made 16 quarts of homemade vegetable soup and on Thursday I made 4 quarts of navy bean soup. Love making healthy soups and filling the fr... Read more

  • Vicious Cycle

    8/28/2016 1:46:20 PM, by WALKIN4JEANIE

    I am caught in a vicious cycle of pain and low motivation. I KNOW that I feel better when I move. If I can get out for a walk, do some yoga, or e... Read more

  • Searching for style

    8/26/2016 10:52:45 PM, by HEALTHY2MORROW

    I have decided to return to yoga. I loved yoga but, when I began this job my hours didn't allow me to continue taking my yoga class... Read more

  • 20 pounds in about 3 months...

    8/26/2016 7:05:34 AM, by ZOEWMU

    I'll take it. I tracked all of my morning fasting and 2 hour after meal blood sugars for the past month. Here is what I'm learning: ... Read more

  • Nutritionally Speaking

    8/25/2016 12:07:59 AM, by HEALTHY2MORROW

    I recently renewed my interest in Spark People. I dropped the ball a few years ago. So, Iím back at square one with an added wrinkle. I was diagn... Read more

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