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  • Candy Temptations

    10/22/2015 3:22:32 PM, by 56ROSE

    Well, I succumbed to Whoppers, Milk Duds, and Twizzlers. The really good news is: It was actually disappointing! I think I can do wi... Read more

  • My 8th Sparkversary.

    10/12/2015 11:29:52 PM, by JIBBIE49

    Sometimes I wonder why I'm still here, but then I remind myself if I hadn't stayed here all these years, I'd probably be about 314# instead of th... Read more

  • Sad Day

    10/10/2015 7:45:01 PM, by 56ROSE

    Our old cat, Butters, is still not doing well. He is losing weight; not eating or drinking much. We decided to give him pain medic... Read more

  • Mediterranean Struggles

    10/3/2015 11:55:17 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, I'm supposed to limit my red meat to one serving a month. Since I'm not a meat fan, I thought this would be relatively easy... not so! The "n... Read more

  • Mediterranean Musings

    9/24/2015 1:40:38 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, I've been fascinated with the Mediterranean diet for some time now. It incorporates so many of the foods that I like such as dairy, olives, w... Read more

  • Life Lessons

    9/18/2015 10:03:01 PM, by 56ROSE

    This has been a really hard, depressing week. Our old cat, Butters, has been to the Vet several times this week (twice just for hydration). He is... Read more

  • Plans Change

    9/12/2015 9:45:59 PM, by 56ROSE

    It's often said that "change is the only constant in life". We had planned a getaway for this weekend but our old cat, Butters, was obviously not... Read more

  • A Chill is in the Air

    9/5/2015 2:20:07 PM, by 56ROSE

    It is afternoon here in Boise and the temp remains in the 50's. I really do love the cooler weather but sometimes it is hard to adjust from the h... Read more

  • Fall is in the Air (and smoke!)

    8/28/2015 12:04:03 PM, by 56ROSE

    We have been under a hazardous air quality warning for almost 2 weeks now due to the smoke from multiple statewide (Idaho) fires. UGH! Luckily, I... Read more

  • Here we go again, again?

    8/7/2015 8:41:48 PM, by UUSUZANNE

    So I have now gained back 35 of the 20 pounds I lost, and am heavier than I have ever been. Besides high blood pressure I now also have high chol... Read more

  • Blue. It's a good color.

    7/31/2015 3:29:26 PM, by LADY_HAVOC

    It represents sadness and sorrow.... Read more

  • Climbing back up...........

    7/10/2015 10:14:59 PM, by KCDEEE

    As per last post A1C 7.9 and weight gain.......Went to Dr. Wednesday have lost 15.5 pounds and A1C down to 6........ I could not be happier........ Read more

  • Going Strong

    6/10/2015 8:05:29 AM, by BIRDIE501

    I am really into the weight lifting portion of my exercise program. But I am learning that going up in weights is nothing if your not getting the... Read more

  • Starting over after surgery

    6/7/2015 9:32:58 AM, by TRUCKERSWIFE80

    Well I am starting over today with my exercise and dieting. It has been a little over 7 weeks since I had my emergency surgery and the doctor has... Read more

  • Road Trip

    5/30/2015 9:33:39 PM, by 56ROSE

    We arrived home Thursday evening after spending 2 nights/1 day in Bend, Oregon, at our timeshare resort. We spent 3+ hours at the High Desert Mus... Read more

  • And The Fun Continues!

    5/20/2015 1:57:55 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, just when I started feeling better after dealing with flu symptoms for over 2 weeks, my husband & I are hit by the stomach flu (IE FOOD POISO... Read more

  • Keeping it Off

    5/16/2015 11:09:31 PM, by 56ROSE

    I was fortunate to lose almost 3 lbs while sick with the flu recently. My challenge now is to keep those pounds from creeping back. So far, so go... Read more

  • Hello Again

    5/16/2015 4:44:27 PM, by TKRYSTINA

    Hi I am sorry that I have not written any blogs since last December. Things are still kind of crazy. Last Saturday May 9,2015 I was walking to th... Read more

  • When it Rains, It Pours!

    5/7/2015 2:13:48 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, I've been dealing with the flu bug for over a week now. It just seems to linger on & on. A few days ago, I noticed that my right ankle was sw... Read more

  • Sneak Attack

    5/2/2015 5:07:25 PM, by 56ROSE

    I've been sick with the flu this week. For the past several years (5?), I've been faithful about getting my flu shot with good results. Well, thi... Read more

  • Self Awareness

    4/25/2015 8:59:32 PM, by 56ROSE

    Well, I didn't make it through Vegan Week, but, truthfully, I'm ok with that. I'm beginning to understand my nutritional needs better and that's ... Read more

  • Vegan Week

    4/17/2015 12:58:23 PM, by 56ROSE

    Vegan Week, sponsored by Compassion over Killing, is fast approaching and I will be participating again this year. Last year, I avoided meat for ... Read more

  • I haven't Quit

    4/16/2015 11:21:42 AM, by BIRDIE501

    I haven't been on here in quite some time. Life does that, it throws us off course, the direction we are going suddenly gets upturned. I have con... Read more

  • An Easter Blessing

    4/6/2015 4:57:52 PM, by 56ROSE

    So, I'm on my way! I made it through Easter with no weight gain! Now, the next challenge is my Birthday this Thursday and then a get away weekend... Read more

  • .......Over the Edge....... YIKES

    4/2/2015 9:41:56 AM, by KCDEEE

    ..Yes I gained weight. Well you know it HAS been Winter. (lol)....OMG what 6 months can do to you when you were already on the edge.....Blood wo... Read more

  • My Feelings

    3/31/2015 1:38:49 PM, by 56ROSE

    This is so beautifully stated and expresses why I love animals! • via Animals Australia • Because they bring us joy. Because they ar... Read more


    3/28/2015 6:55:11 PM, by KCDEEE

    Thanks to my friend Roni122 on SP I am adding my OWN Tool Belt.. In order to be Healthy we need tools to help us, thus the Tool Belt. ... Read more

  • Big Challenges Ahead

    3/28/2015 4:21:25 PM, by 56ROSE

    So , the Spring 5% Challenge begins April 4th, followed the next day by Easter, then my 65th Birthday on April 9th, and finally, an out of town t... Read more

  • New Doctor?

    3/25/2015 9:16:12 AM, by KELLY48647

    I will be seeing yet another new doctor next week. I have heard good things about him from a few of his patients, so hopefully this one will be o... Read more

  • Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment!

    3/21/2015 10:21:32 AM, by 56ROSE

    My Commitment : 30-45 Minutes 5x/Week Stationary Bike: 10-15 Minutes Stretching: 5-10 Minutes Walking: 15-20 Minutes <... Read more


    3/16/2015 2:04:56 AM, by WILDHORSEANNIE

    I splurged 9 days ago with a new gimmick. FITBIT! What a cool little gadget. Its basically a glorified pedometer that is interactive. I got t... Read more

  • "Pi Day"

    3/14/2015 10:58:27 PM, by 56ROSE

    My hubby & I decided that we needed to celebrate Pi today by eating pie. So, we went to Sherri's restaurant and each ordered the lunch trio which... Read more

  • A letter to myself..... again

    3/8/2015 2:34:09 PM, by UNICORN212

    You have been here on Spark for a heck of a long time. 1,894 days, to be exact. And during most of that time, you have not worked very hard. Yo... Read more

  • Slow & Steady

    3/7/2015 9:54:29 PM, by 56ROSE

    Today was the official final weigh-in for the 5% Winter Challenge. I'm happy to report a loss of 4.2 lbs!! That averages out to 1/2 lb per week o... Read more

  • EVERYDAY IS A NEW DAY - remember that.

    3/5/2015 12:25:00 PM, by WILDHORSEANNIE

    With my recent decision to attempt a tri-athalon i'm having some motivation issues. I didn't think this would be hard. In fact I thought that k... Read more


    3/2/2015 2:34:13 AM, by WILDHORSEANNIE

    Well, I decided to really go for it and signed up for a local triathlon. I participated last year but only did the swimming part of it. I was n... Read more

  • The many faces of me

    2/28/2015 10:47:14 PM, by 56ROSE

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  • 9 lbs. and Counting!

    2/21/2015 9:30:26 AM, by 56ROSE

    So, I decided to check my progress reports, specifically weight loss. On this very day last year, I weighed 9 lbs. more than I do today! WOW!! Wh... Read more

  • Keeping it simple

    2/14/2015 10:41:23 PM, by 56ROSE

    Since my hubby & I are both working hard to lose weight, we decided to skip the usual Valentine's Day dinner out. Instead, we grilled asparagus f... Read more

  • It has been a rough winter...

    2/8/2015 3:10:54 AM, by KELLY48647

    It has been a rough winter for me so far. I've had nothing but trouble with my health, my car, my phone, my computer, and more. I'm looking for t... Read more

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