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  • Thought for the Day

    12/19/2014 9:58:18 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Fear is only an illusion. It is the illusion that creates the feeling of separateness - the false sense of isolation that exists only in your ima... Read more

  • It wasn't so bad

    12/16/2014 8:11:00 AM, by SPINNINGJW

    The whirlwind trip to Grand Forks was not as bad as anticipated. I guess when you prepare for the worst, you get pleasantly surprised when it is... Read more

  • Maintenance, an ongoing journey.

    12/14/2014 9:54:36 AM, by HOLLYM48

    Our journey here on Spark People is never really over. It is not over when we hit that goal number. There was a lot of hard work that got you t... Read more

  • Winter blues

    12/13/2014 8:39:32 PM, by NYCALIGIRL

    Wow it's been for ever as I have been so busy with life, work, school, family and everything. I barely have time for me these days. With winter... Read more

  • Thought for the day

    12/12/2014 12:33:46 PM, by DYANNE4293

    The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm. --Swedish proverb During our illness, we hurt others. We hurt ourselves. We... Read more

  • Fun (NOT) weekend ahead

    12/11/2014 8:58:31 PM, by SPINNINGJW

    Where to start? So, I had a lovely Thanksgiving with my children - all three of them in the same place at the same time! Got to spend indiv... Read more

  • Knowledge is power

    12/9/2014 8:54:23 PM, by KMRJPR

    So I've been talking about revamping my program/routine for months, have I done it yet? Not completely. But I'm much more inspired and aware an... Read more

  • Today's Thought from Hazelden

    12/9/2014 9:23:58 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Today's thought from Hazelden Is: Anticipate the good so that you may enjoy it. --Ethiopian Proverb Newcomer I'm getting closer to 90 days - I'... Read more

  • Inspired, motivated and moved

    12/8/2014 5:28:25 PM, by KMRJPR

    I just watched the most amazing video. These things happen to me when it seems like I need to hear the message. I dare you to watch this video ... Read more

  • Proactive Makes a Difference!

    12/6/2014 2:37:46 PM, by DYANNE4293

    This week I went back to the gym. I increased my cardio. I got rid of junk food from my house and bought fresh fruit to snack on. I have not enga... Read more

  • Another lb Bites the Dust!

    12/4/2014 4:18:55 PM, by CENTAURI

    I was a little worried I would gain weight over Thanksgiving by treating myself to a couple sweets. I am happy to announce I have lost a lb! Yes!... Read more

  • Vitamin D

    12/4/2014 9:56:26 AM, by DYANNE4293

    I've been reading studies on Vitamin D deficiencies. I'm amazed at how this affects my body. I am vitamin D deficient. I have diabetes, osteoporo... Read more

  • Day 1

    12/3/2014 2:28:50 PM, by DYANNE4293

    I have gained 5lbs this month. My mistakes: 1. Slacking off with exercise. 2. Binging on sweets 3. Eating in bed late at night 4. Not journaling ... Read more

  • My Thanksgiving plan worked!!

    11/29/2014 10:55:05 AM, by DYANNE4293

    my plan for Thanksgiving worked! I ate what I wanted. I didn't worry about journaling my food. I decided to simply enjoy the day! It worked! And... Read more

  • Thanksgiving and food

    11/29/2014 10:53:29 AM, by DYANNE4293

    my plan for Thanksgiving worked! I ate what I wanted. I didn't worry about journaling my food. I decided to simply enjoy the day! It worked! And... Read more

  • Thankfulness and Sadness

    11/28/2014 9:18:33 AM, by SPINNINGJW

    I am very grateful that I have a job that permitted me to travel 8.5 hours to spend Thanksgiving with my adult children. I am grateful for their... Read more

  • San Antonio Texas day 2 and 3

    11/26/2014 10:49:42 AM, by HOLLYM48

    On our first day in SA Texas, I think I had 6.5 miles of walking by the time I was done for the day. Day 2 was 10 miles and day 3 was 8.5 mil... Read more

  • Slow & Steady

    11/25/2014 4:43:22 PM, by CENTAURI

    The weight is still coming off slow and steady. I have now lost a total of 41 lbs. This is with no exercise. We have been living in an RV 5th whe... Read more

  • San Antonio Texas

    11/25/2014 10:22:17 AM, by HOLLYM48

    We were lucky enough to be able to get away for a few days to a warmer climate since I am from Minnesota and we have had an early winter visiting... Read more

  • Unexpected Turning Point

    11/23/2014 10:32:40 AM, by GIMMESPARK

    I'm mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore! I really enjoy watching professional sports. It's always bugged me that these events see... Read more

  • Discouraged? Me?

    11/22/2014 10:46:05 AM, by GIMMESPARK

    One of my Spark emails today said this at the bottom: Paul the SparkPeople programmer says: Don't ever feel bad for getting discouraged... Read more

  • Grief and Loss

    11/22/2014 10:28:35 AM, by SPINNINGJW

    I am struggling with how to approach this subject with DS. His best friend just lost his dad. DS's friend told my DS that he isn't sad, and tha... Read more

  • On Shrinking and Expanding

    11/20/2014 8:34:27 AM, by GIMMESPARK

    I was talking with a friend the other day about how I'm really making an effort to get out and do more--not just in terms of exercise, but stretc... Read more

  • too much too fast?

    11/17/2014 8:55:07 PM, by KBLCDML

    I started SP when I was going to be working or on call 24/7 for 23 straight days. Too many hours and too little sleep gave me a case of overwhel... Read more

  • Helping others feels good

    11/15/2014 10:31:03 PM, by SPINNINGJW

    So, today I called my sister Alicia to inquire about Game Night. I had not yet heard about her car troubles, so she told me about the flurry of ... Read more

  • Getting DS the help I think he needs

    11/14/2014 7:28:03 AM, by SPINNINGJW

    I just want to say this: Being the grown-up SUCKS! So, some of you may know that I have been struggling with DS's behavior towards homework... Read more

  • Sugar Cravings!

    11/13/2014 9:13:11 AM, by DYANNE4293

    Night time is the worst for me. I have sugar cravings and a tendency to graze! This week I committed to stop binging on sugar after dark. Here ... Read more

  • Time for changes

    11/12/2014 10:50:00 PM, by KMRJPR

    Can you believe it's almost Thanksgiving!?! The holidays are officially upon us. Where did the year go? Once again, it's time for me to re... Read more

  • sooooo

    11/12/2014 5:22:10 PM, by OKGOATGAL

    Yeah. Had the MRI last week. Tore a couple of ligaments and some other things are showing damage (I don't understand the technical medical lingo)... Read more

  • I Relapsed

    11/12/2014 12:31:18 PM, by DYANNE4293

    Halloween is not my friend! I am a couponer. I love saving money. When Halloween candy went on clearance and I had coupons to make them free, I s... Read more

  • not giving up

    11/10/2014 7:38:21 PM, by KBLCDML

    I am trying to go back and do catch up food tracking from Saturday and Sunday. It was a heck of a weekend. I was mindful of my eating and made ... Read more

  • We can be the change.

    11/9/2014 9:53:18 AM, by HOLLYM48

    What does that mean exactly? Does it mean that we can change ourselves? Yes Is change hard? Yes Is change the way we have to live every sin... Read more

  • It's been a week!!

    11/8/2014 5:23:38 PM, by KBLCDML

    Holy Smokes! I have kept physical fitness at the forefront of my consciousness for a whole 7 days. I signed up for SP on Saturday evening and st... Read more

  • "PS" 11/7/2014

    11/7/2014 11:06:41 PM, by KBLCDML

    P.S. I did it!!! I walked a little more than 10 minutes. Had to walk to the ATM, so I went the long way around, then realized my 10 minutes wa... Read more

  • still at it

    11/7/2014 4:10:32 PM, by KBLCDML

    I am working by myself right now, and will be for the next 2 weeks. It really puts a damper in any plans I have when a phone call means drop eve... Read more

  • onward!

    11/6/2014 12:00:36 AM, by KBLCDML

    Today is a bad bad day. But that is good. I am still on here and it is all about me. I tracked all the bad stuff I did and all the good stuff I... Read more

  • am I really doing this?

    11/4/2014 12:08:55 PM, by KBLCDML

    3 days and I haven't been sidetracked or discouraged! This has got to be a record for me. I have committed to being an active member on this si... Read more

  • No time to blog

    11/4/2014 7:51:47 AM, by SPINNINGJW

    I feel like I really NEED to blog to get all the crap that has been going on in my life out of my system, but I feel like I have no TIME to do it... Read more

  • still at it

    11/3/2014 6:16:00 PM, by KBLCDML

    I have managed to not overdo it. I have not once felt the old urge of "I don't have to do anything today because I did 'enough' yesterday". Tha... Read more

  • Update on Shoulder Injury

    10/30/2014 11:53:51 PM, by DYANNE4293

    MRI completed this week. I have a tear in my rotator cuff. UGH! Orthopedic Surgeon appointment next week. Still no upper body work outs.... Read more

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