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  • Sparking again

    5/24/2015 2:20:17 PM, by INFLATED

    Day 21 Walked around the block 11 minutes 65 calories burned My son took the back off my laptop Thursday evening and used Dust Destroyer on i... Read more

  • Metabolism Test = Wake Up Call

    5/22/2015 2:37:46 PM, by CHEMCHIC2006

    I'm just going to leave this here (and hope that in a few months, it won't matter anymore... https://purplerunningpug
    .wordpress.... Read more

  • Starting over again..

    5/22/2015 1:30:45 PM, by LOVELYDOVE87

    Back in 2012 I had set myself a goal of losing weight. I had weighed 243 and had gotten down to 180 after a few months. These past few years I ha... Read more

  • 26

    5/21/2015 10:13:19 PM, by TERRY631

    I really haven't been on spark much because of issues with my aunt (see previous blog). Tried to take some time off from all of that to celebrat... Read more

  • learning to eat better

    5/21/2015 1:01:51 PM, by MOLLYMATRIX

    I had a visit with a nutritionist early this month, and I found that I'm eating way too many carbs. It's really a struggle to limit them, but I'... Read more

  • Holding Steady

    5/19/2015 10:01:40 AM, by BITTERCAT

    Not a lot has changed, though I have lost about 8 pounds! And that's without having an exercise regimen (yet!) Yup. Still not getting on board... Read more

  • hip to waist ratio

    5/18/2015 11:32:49 PM, by SHAMROCKY2K

    I did reach my original goal and was excited to take measurements. I had not done it in a long time. Lots of things were better including a lar... Read more

  • No fail meal before workouts

    5/18/2015 4:22:25 PM, by BINAMOMMY

    Many times in the morning, I'll make a protein shake with peanutbutter and coffee as a wakeup pick me up to get my workout off to a good start. I... Read more

  • Welcoming a new Val

    5/16/2015 12:05:56 AM, by GIVWIG

    I lost my husband Mark, January 7th due to cirrhosis of the liver from alcoholism. We had only been married 5 years. He told me before we were ma... Read more

  • Getting healthier by the minute

    5/15/2015 1:53:08 PM, by YANDI4LIFE

    I can bend over and tie my shoes now. I can sleep through the night. I have so much energy, and most days I am not bothered by depression.I feel ... Read more

  • Computer is going kaput.

    5/14/2015 10:42:10 PM, by INFLATED

    Day 20 Walked around the block 12 minutes 66 calories burned My computer is giving out so I am done here unless I can replace it. It doe... Read more

  • My no fail meal

    5/14/2015 4:18:26 PM, by BINAMOMMY

    Many times when I'm in between workouts, I'll make myself a smoothie using protein powder, peanut butter, and dilute coffee. It fills me up and g... Read more

  • Personality Types

    5/14/2015 9:17:23 AM, by BONOLICIOUS2

    Beware when the brain starts rumbling! I am an INFJ on the Myers Briggs scale. For anyone who doesn’t know their type, I highly recommend ... Read more

  • It could have been worse.

    5/13/2015 9:51:25 PM, by INFLATED

    I woke up with a headache. I washed a load of laundry and I did get all the laundry folded and put away. There were four loads that needed fold... Read more

  • So far so good!

    5/12/2015 9:27:02 PM, by NETOPIASGAL

    I've tracked every day since I restarted on April 16th! Yay me! My husband using Spark People and also tracking has been a huge help and mot... Read more

  • Cleaning up maple seeds.

    5/11/2015 4:00:35 PM, by INFLATED

    Day 19 For Sunday, 5/10/2015 Walked around the block 12 minutes 66 calories burned Walked around the block 13 minutes 72 calories burned ... Read more

  • Getting out of my salad rut

    5/9/2015 8:59:14 AM, by LILYHAX

    I am in a salad rut. I try to follow the Dash Diet which recommends a salad a day either for lunch or dinner. I usually have a Greek-type salad ... Read more

  • A Buddy

    5/9/2015 6:18:46 AM, by DESIZGIRL

    My friend, Leigh, is joining me on the weight loss/life style shift adventure! We both just joined WW online. Leigh lives in Waldorf which is ab... Read more

  • The house was appraised today.

    5/8/2015 8:11:43 PM, by INFLATED

    Day 18 Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning 25 minutes 222 calories burned Walked around the block 13 minutes 71 calories burned I cleaned ... Read more

  • Still making progress

    5/8/2015 12:42:34 PM, by YANDI4LIFE

    It's more blood pressure medication! My consistency has paid off. Also, the scale budged in the right direction this morning. It wa... Read more

  • I'm Back

    5/8/2015 9:49:46 AM, by SYMPLIFE

    So I lost about 30 pounds doing Take Shape for Life (Medifast). That was great, but since I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis (autoimmune) I wasn't su... Read more


    5/8/2015 7:00:00 AM, by GRAYGRANNY

    I came across this item that I wanted to share...perhaps if you are or know of a teacher in school or church you could encourage your students to... Read more

  • Flowers for Mother's Day

    5/7/2015 9:32:48 PM, by INFLATED

    Orkin came today and put the termite traps in the ground. The man needed five- gallon buckets of water to soften the ground and was in and out... Read more

  • Day 7: Back At It

    5/7/2015 8:34:00 PM, by DESIZGIRL

    Last evening I made the commitment to go to the gym and walk for one hour this afternoon after work. Right after lunch (I work... Read more

  • 60 minutes

    5/7/2015 5:52:18 AM, by BINAMOMMY

    to paraphrase Yogi Berra--a minute here, a minute there, pretty soon it adds up to some real time. Currently, I'm not really working outside of t... Read more

  • Here is some $60 advice, for free.

    5/5/2015 9:04:17 PM, by INFLATED

    Day 17 Walked around the block 12 minutes 66 calories burned The Orkin man came back again today to give my husband a card to sign afte... Read more

  • Received some good news Friday

    5/4/2015 10:57:56 PM, by YANDI4LIFE

    During Friday's doctor visit I was told my blood pressure is "beautiful". I don't remember how long ago I was diagnosed with high blood pressure ... Read more

  • Green with tan polka dots.

    5/4/2015 8:04:42 PM, by INFLATED

    Day 16 Walked around the block 16 minutes 73 calories burned Our son came over Saturday and mowed the front and back yard. My husband s... Read more

  • F---A---T

    5/4/2015 10:01:39 AM, by BONOLICIOUS2

    Hello Spark! I can’t remember my last blog, right before Vegas? A month ago perhaps? A lot has been going on. My endometriosis flared up p... Read more

  • Finished My First 5K.

    5/3/2015 8:39:28 PM, by GECKO722

    A 5K has been a distant goal of mine since I first started losing weight. Bu... Read more

  • Black mold in the dishwasher.

    5/3/2015 6:35:48 PM, by INFLATED

    I woke up at 6 AM this morning to take an antibiotic for the tooth I had pulled. The kitchen floor was covered with water. I woke up my husband a... Read more

  • Spring has FINALLY Sprung!!

    5/3/2015 9:52:26 AM, by APPLEPIEAPPLE

    Spring is HERE! And so is the work. I had a tree trimmer ... Read more

  • staying moviated

    5/3/2015 2:42:59 AM, by SGOGGINS

    I am at 168...i was losing weight good now its going slow... need to removiate myself also add challenges open to ideas,... Read more

  • At last!

    5/2/2015 4:45:42 PM, by INFLATED

    I took my Trulicity shot yesterday afternoon. It is a 1.5 mg dose injection of dulaglutide. After supper my blood glucose was 206 and this mor... Read more

  • My aunt

    5/1/2015 3:24:40 PM, by TERRY631

    It literally has been a crazy week. I was on the elliptical on Monday when I received a phone call from the apt. manager of my aunt's building. ... Read more

  • May Day

    5/1/2015 2:54:13 PM, by SHAMROCKY2K

    My dear departed Dad was born on "May Day" 87 years ago. He reminded me a... Read more

  • Doing good and making progress

    5/1/2015 11:45:56 AM, by YANDI4LIFE

    Laughing at myself this morning because I have completed 30 minutes of exercise. Why is that funny? I forgot I have an activity tracker ... Read more

  • Snaggletooth.

    4/30/2015 4:53:18 PM, by INFLATED

    Day 15 For Thursday, 4/30/2015 Walked around the block 15 minutes 69 calories burned I went today to the oral surgeon and he pulled my ... Read more

  • It's been awhile

    4/30/2015 12:10:10 PM, by NEOMATTLAC

    I got off track something bad. Now, it's time to, at least, return my food and exercise levels to normal. Hopefully, after I regain normalcy, ... Read more

  • 10 Gym Pet Peeves

    4/30/2015 10:56:23 AM, by CHEMCHIC2006

    You know you all got em too.. here's my list! https://purplerunningpug
    10-gym-pet-peeves/ ... Read more

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