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  • STRESS

    8/29/2015 11:09:08 PM, by MODIASE-U

    Sometimes, you try as much as possible not to allow stress of any kind affect your day. And then it pops up, so what do you do? Well, for me I t... Read more

  • DIFFICULTY IN CALCULATING FOOD

    8/27/2015 12:55:10 AM, by MODIASE-U

    It is easy for me to measure the food I eat by using different measuring cup according to what it has on the label of food. But again, there are ... Read more

  • motivation

    8/26/2015 6:16:05 AM, by LANEE723

    The hardest part if this weight loss journey is staying motivated to move. I started walking for an hour a day to get some form of exercise and f... Read more

  • walking

    8/26/2015 12:21:01 AM, by MODIASE-U

    I work night shifts for 12 hrs & during the shifts I walked many minutes. Even though I walked it does not seems as though I am burning calories... Read more

  • OVEREATING

    8/24/2015 12:26:19 AM, by MODIASE-U

    Yes, occasionally I find myself overeating and not sticking to less than 350 calories per meal and then when I cooked and it tastes so good I te... Read more

  • GETTING RID OF BELLY FAT

    8/22/2015 11:29:02 PM, by MODIASE-U

    My belly is one of the place I would really love to get rid of. I don't know how to get rid of it. After 4 kids I am really looking forward to se... Read more

  • SCHEDULE TIME

    8/20/2015 12:32:10 AM, by MODIASE-U

    Sometimes we don't have time to do things that are important to us because we have been running around helping others and not scheduling time for... Read more

  • How important is exercise to you

    8/18/2015 11:23:01 PM, by MODIASE-U

    Exercise to me is very important and there are several things we can do for exercise rather than sitting all day. You can vacuum, or any househ... Read more

  • QUOTE OF THE DAY

    8/18/2015 9:34:03 AM, by TIMEHASCOME56

    QUOTE OF THE DAY Your body cannot heal without play.Your mind cannot heal without laughter.Your soul cannot heal without joy. -- Catherine Ripp... Read more

  • UNABLE TO GO TO THE GYM

    8/17/2015 11:24:40 PM, by MODIASE-U

    Today our family was going through some sadness, and I was unable to go to the gym. I was with my husband to stand by him, and as we encourage... Read more

  • Day 14...

    8/16/2015 2:54:28 PM, by MISSG818

    I entered this weekend feeling week about my dieting. Last night, hung out with friends, but got sidetracked during my birthday celebration. ... Read more

  • Slow But Steady...

    8/16/2015 9:57:56 AM, by LEOPARDSKINZ

    I am almost at 200lbs...I feel like it has taken forever to get there...but I know by next week, I will be at least 199lbs...Slow but Steady wins... Read more

  • Exercise

    8/16/2015 12:13:47 AM, by MODIASE-U

    Today after working 12 hours night shift, I was very tired and I felt like going home, shower, breakfast and then to bed. But then I thought that... Read more

  • NEW SCHOOL, NEW RULES

    8/14/2015 12:57:18 AM, by MODIASE-U

    Sometimes it is very difficult for 5 years old kid to follow the rules in school especially when everything is new and he finds himself in a dif... Read more

  • Day 11

    8/13/2015 7:32:33 AM, by MISSG818

    Up at 4am and pushing weights at 4:30am. Kick butt workout this morning (i.e. squats @ 90# , T-bar squats @150#, DB deadlifts w/@25 ... Read more

  • GETTING READY FOR SCHOOL

    8/13/2015 12:20:38 AM, by MODIASE-U

    YES, SCHOOL IS STARTING AGAIN, & I AM STRESS JUST A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE I WANT THE KIDS TO BE WELL PREPARED BY ENSURING ALL THEIR STUFFS IS KEPT &... Read more

  • Day 10...

    8/12/2015 7:07:26 AM, by MISSG818

    Good Morning, I weighed myself and the scale did not move... Ugh! I decided not be concerned with the scale as my body fat is decreasing. I t... Read more

  • Day 9...

    8/11/2015 7:30:28 AM, by MISSG818

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  • Day 8...

    8/10/2015 6:58:14 AM, by MISSG818

    Today was a great morning. The alarm clock rang at 4:00 a.m. and I quickly got ready to go to the gym. When I arrived, I was met by a man and wo... Read more

  • SLEEP

    8/10/2015 12:33:00 AM, by MODIASE-U

    How important is sleep to you. Most people work night shift like me and getting home there are noise around you from kids. And then you only ha... Read more

  • Day 7

    8/9/2015 2:46:59 PM, by MISSG818

    Rest day....... Read more

  • Day 7...

    8/9/2015 2:09:35 PM, by MISSG818

    Rest day. ... Read more

  • QUOTE OF THE DAY

    8/8/2015 2:40:46 PM, by TIMEHASCOME56

    Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale... Read more

  • GINGER

    8/8/2015 2:21:01 PM, by MODIASE-U

    Is it okay to use ginger powder or the fresh ginger. Ginger is sometimes expensive.... Read more

  • Day 6...

    8/8/2015 7:37:59 AM, by MISSG818

    Woke up this morning anxious about weighing myself as I felt lighter. Weighed myself, down .4 (157.0). Saturday is errand day, so I am very bus... Read more

  • Day 5...

    8/7/2015 6:57:14 AM, by MISSG818

    Woke up at 4:15am feeling energized. Kick butt on leg day and enjoyed by typical breakfast. Thinking back to my alternative sweet potato pie, I... Read more

  • eating/dinning out verses cooking your own food.

    8/6/2015 10:57:10 PM, by MODIASE-U

    Do you love to eat/dine out or cook your own food? How important is cooking for yourself verses dining out all the night. Occasionally, it is ok... Read more

  • Day 4

    8/6/2015 7:21:58 AM, by MISSG818

    Today I woke up at 3:50am to go to the gym. This is a new gym, so I was hoping there would be 1-2 people. I was right. When I entered there wa... Read more

  • paleo diet or low calories high protein

    8/6/2015 12:32:06 AM, by MODIASE-U

    Any idea of the right menu plan to start with? paleo diet or low calories high protein... Read more

  • Day 3

    8/5/2015 5:20:21 PM, by MISSG818

    Day 3 went extremely well. I was able to take a cat-nap, so I feel energized to hit cardio tonight. This morning the scale did not move, but I ... Read more

  • menu planning

    8/5/2015 12:55:13 AM, by MODIASE-U

    I really would love to have the right menu plan for the right meal for at a calories of 1200/day. Any suggestion of healthy, high protein, low c... Read more

  • It works! It REALLY works!

    8/3/2015 8:54:32 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    So after hitting an all-time high scale-wise a few weeks ago, I had my "Come To Jesus" moment. I knew that completing workouts wasn't the problem... Read more

  • Day 2...

    8/3/2015 7:06:24 AM, by MISSG818

    Yesterday was the day of commitment as I have fully recovered from surgery and received a bill of good health from Dr. O, I decided to kick butt ... Read more

  • QUOTE OF THE DAY

    8/2/2015 5:06:50 PM, by TIMEHASCOME56

    QUOTE OF THE DAY You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. - Beverly Sills... Read more

  • Back After 4 years

    8/2/2015 11:24:44 AM, by MISSG818

    I decided to re-connect to my SP. I went through three years of being successful with my weight loss, then last year things changed. I had to t... Read more

  • Finding the right fiber food

    8/1/2015 11:27:55 PM, by MODIASE-U

    Sometimes, I find it difficult to find the right fiber food that will keep me fuller for a long time. I love oatmeal (Old fashioned) but don't wa... Read more

  • Ugggggh......

    7/27/2015 8:22:53 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    It's funny how small things can have a huge impact on your day. My allergies are acting up which is causing me to have a sore throat. When your t... Read more

  • Water, water everywhere!

    7/22/2015 8:22:48 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Hey Sparkpeeps! We are getting into those dog days of summer. Getting the daily recommended amount of water has always been difficult for me... Read more

  • QUOTE OF THE DAY

    7/20/2015 3:12:58 PM, by TIMEHASCOME56

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  • If you believe all things are....

    7/17/2015 3:35:38 PM, by LADYGSC

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