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  • Trying it again. I'm back for the 5th, 6th or 7th time.... I've lost track.

    1/15/2017 6:33:21 PM, by TERREZAFTIGMAMA

    So here's me again. On November 7, I weighed 216 pounds at my doctor's office. One of the heaviest - if not THE heaviest I've ever been. ... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/13/2017 11:15:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful sunny day here today. my daughter says hI! i am catching up on some errands and housework today. other than that, i have no other pla... Read more

  • Having trouble syncing my Garmin fitbit

    1/11/2017 8:19:42 PM, by CHERYLE51

    I got a Garmin fitbit for Christmas and you are supposed to be able to sync it to Sparkpeople. It's not working right for me. I joined the g... Read more


    1/10/2017 6:21:21 PM, by CHERYLE51

    I am a teacher's aide, so I go with the kids to all their specials. Today was gym. They were jumping rope, so I decided to see if I could still... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/10/2017 11:11:57 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have decided to just stick to work not too far away. it was not worth all of the time,expense i would have incurred by working in a city far aw... Read more


    1/8/2017 4:48:28 PM, by CHERYLE51

    I have been thinking about getting on Spark people for about a week or so. I finally got around to it today. I gained any weight back that I ha... Read more

  • We have a graduate!

    1/8/2017 4:01:23 PM, by GAILITCH

    Our son received "the envelope" yesterday. His college recognized his graduation year for his bachelor's in industrial engineering as being 2016,... Read more

  • Got on my feet!

    1/7/2017 9:25:42 AM, by GAILITCH

    270.0 Last night my husband (for our anniversary) got us tickets to hear a band we enjoy, led by a high school friend of our son's. These ... Read more

  • it's friday

    1/6/2017 11:03:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter is feeling a lot better today. i have a few job opportunities that have come up. i will pursue them to the fullest, while i continue ... Read more

  • E2 Seven-Day Rescue Diet Challenge Day 3

    1/6/2017 7:30:02 AM, by WINACHST

    Well, I made it through the first two days and realized how many calories I am not eating by eliminating the junk food. Too be honest, I am amaze... Read more

  • Aftermath

    1/4/2017 12:51:56 PM, by SOULFISH80

    Everything is going well. I didn't gain any weight over the holiday season. This is the first year since I can remember that this has happened. I... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    1/4/2017 10:24:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful, sunny day here today. i will be in touch with the two places i heard from yesterday regarding work opportunities. i will see what th... Read more

  • Which Would you rather have, being overweight or kidney stones?

    1/4/2017 8:33:57 AM, by WINACHST

    Hubby's back is giving him some serious grief. Yesterday, he mentioned that he felt a bulge and it was pulsating, so being concerned that it may ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    1/3/2017 11:41:54 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from two other places regarding work opportunities, with one of them being full time. If i can figure out how to get there properly and b... Read more

  • New Year, New Mindset

    1/3/2017 8:56:31 AM, by WINACHST

    Well, it has been a difficult past month, weight wise and smart eating choices. But I signed up for the Engine 2 7-Day Rescue challenge hoping to... Read more

  • it's monday

    1/2/2017 5:57:55 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter is feeling much better today. she is still taking it easy. i am now caught up on my housework, so i have some unexpected yet welcome ... Read more

  • 15 min. at a time

    1/2/2017 1:35:56 PM, by GAILITCH

    272.4 SparkCoach-assigned topic. What is your favorite motivational saying? It is FLYLady.net's "Just 15 min." Today I am abstaini... Read more

  • This weeks goals: 1/2/2017

    1/2/2017 6:49:47 AM, by ANGELDELINKWENT

    Weigh in on Saturday Remember to take garbage recycl... Read more

  • Morning exercise

    1/2/2017 3:17:24 AM, by COUGARZ4LIFE

    It's difficult because I haven't established the habit yet. If I don't work out in the morning, it just doesn't get done. I like to schedule it ... Read more

  • Motivator: niece's wedding

    1/1/2017 2:47:09 PM, by GAILITCH

    Learned yesterday that our beautiful niece is getting married in January 2018 in San Antonio. I have a year to fit comfortably in an airplan... Read more

  • New Year: preparing for success

    1/1/2017 2:42:05 PM, by GAILITCH

    272.8 Looked at what has gotten in the way of daily exercise: lack of routine & lack of place. Why don't I exercise first thing in the morning, ... Read more

  • happy new year's!

    1/1/2017 10:50:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    happy 2017,everyone! a new year has begun! a fresh start and time for me to mix up and to try different exercises. my daughter is recovering from... Read more

  • 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

  • So Thankful for all those at Spark People

    12/28/2016 2:02:45 PM, by WINACHST

    Even though I do not respond a lot to those who take the time to respond to my blogs, I want you all to know that I really appreciate all the sup... Read more

  • After the holiday...

    12/26/2016 6:38:12 AM, by WINACHST

    Well, this years dinner is over and boy, oh boy, did I not stay compliant with my eating this past month. First, during December, hubby had a lot... 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

  • El Camino to recovery

    12/25/2016 3:39:27 PM, by GAILITCH

    I splurged on a Christmas gift for myself. I had ordered an El Camino bracelet for my daughter, to begin commemorating her travels (she is not a ... 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

  • 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

  • The best part of my day

    12/22/2016 8:18:00 AM, by GAILITCH

    276.6 SparkCoach assigned topic My husband and daughter put up the Christmas tree while I made a lovely dinner for us and daughter's roomm... 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

  • Cool

    12/21/2016 12:28:46 PM, by SOULFISH80

    I lost three lbs between Thanksgiving and today!!! So cool! I never loose weight this time of year. I'm still above my lowest weight this year...... Read more

  • How I feel in 5 words or less

    12/21/2016 5:21:36 AM, by GAILITCH

    272.6 SparkCoach-assigned topic Overwhelmed. (Just when I thought I was gaining traction and able to decorate last night for my guest... 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

  • I am a gadget junkie

    12/20/2016 8:56:58 AM, by WINACHST

    Yesterday, as I was doing my treadmill run, I came to the realization that I am a gadget junkie. I had 4 gadgets tracking my workout: treadmill, ... Read more

  • Small goal: fitting in theater seats

    12/20/2016 5:17:55 AM, by GAILITCH

    274.8 My husband's office mates gave us a gift that is providing me with fun motivation to get my Spark streak back: tickets to see The Lion King... Read more

  • Christmas Cookies...I knew I couldn't resist

    12/18/2016 7:58:58 PM, by WINACHST

    My mom requested someone make her the cookies that she has been making for everyone for the past 30+ years. I think my sister is making some, but... 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

  • 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

  • Re-booting in the thick of it all

    12/14/2016 12:09:17 PM, by GAILITCH

    275 Today I have the final exam for my night school Java Programming class and it is a brutal one: from 1:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Eastern Time... Read more

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