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Happy Easter
4/18/2014 3:02:53 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Wishing all my SP friends and their families a beautiful, holy and blessed Easter....  Read more

SMYLEERED

Spring 5% Challenge Triggers
3/31/2014 11:47:59 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Pre-Challenge Assignment #7 - Triggers My triggers foods are sweets, cookies and cake and brownies. I usually reach for these in the evening whe...  Read more

MONAKIN314

Spring 5% Challenge Motivation
3/31/2014 11:39:34 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Pre-Challenge Assignment #6 - Motivation Reasons to loss weight 1. Look better - Need to focus on toning, don't want my upper arms to wave more...  Read more

MONAKIN314

Spring 5% Challenge Today Checklist
3/31/2014 11:31:04 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Pre-Challenge Assignment #4 - WIN Today Checklist Here are my checklist Items Eat and Log Breakfast Eat and Log Lunch Eat and Log Healthy S...  Read more

MONAKIN314

Spring 5% Challenge Diet Commitment
3/31/2014 10:53:16 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Pre-Challenge Assignment #2 - Diet Commitment This one is the hardest for me. I will track everything and stay within my calorie range each da...  Read more

MONAKIN314

Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment
3/31/2014 10:49:37 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I plan to make the Spring 5% Challenge work this time around, during the Winter Challenge I lost focus with the bad weather, travelling, illness, and...  Read more

MONAKIN314

Sniff Sniff--Smell the flowers
3/19/2014 3:32:26 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I am so waiting for Spring to arrive. Even if it snows tomorrow (it better not), I will still celebrate the beginning of the season we are all...  Read more

SMYLEERED

Have a Happy Day
3/17/2014 11:26:17 PM,  3 COMMENTS

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SMYLEERED

Saturday
3/15/2014 7:30:20 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Got up late this morning.....ahhhhh good to sleep longer once in a while. Went to confession before 4 PM Mass, then to visit MIL. Had Hungarian g...  Read more

SMYLEERED

Eat Just Enough
3/14/2014 9:47:39 PM,  5 COMMENTS

A whole week went by and here it is Friday, beginning of the weekend. A good thing to remember is don't stuff yourself with food other than what's on...  Read more

SMYLEERED

STOP looking at the scale!
3/12/2014 12:13:16 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Or at least look at other things also... The other day I made a post and I was a little down on myself because I have gained back some/most of th...  Read more

LVL20MAGIKARP

Weak but determined!
3/10/2014 12:35:01 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Monday rolls around quickly after a nice weekend. It's time to get serious about keeping with the program as if I haven't been up to now. I tr...  Read more

SMYLEERED

"Not this time"
3/8/2014 1:34:04 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Thanks to a SP supporter who wrote in my blog yesterday for her comment and suggestion to never say never to food temptation and instead say "Not this...  Read more

SMYLEERED

Candy won
3/7/2014 11:39:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Saturday I will begin my abstinence all over again at day 1 and counting. Temptation was too great. Candy is always the culprit. Beginning over aga...  Read more

SMYLEERED

Shovels Ready?
3/2/2014 11:59:34 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Sunday morning, the sky is grey, the temperature is cold but not frigid....The quiet before the storm. Last night the weather report downsized the am...  Read more

SMYLEERED

Challenges
2/28/2014 10:05:26 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Ready, set, gooooooo. A brand new day, a brand new challenge. Whatever happened yesterday forget it. I am learning to commit myself to d...  Read more

SMYLEERED

Huh? What'd you Say?
2/27/2014 11:07:16 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I cancelled the apt I had with the family doctor Monday 3-3-14 because I heard we're in for a winter storm....oh really, what's that? I am so sick o...  Read more

SMYLEERED

Walked 1.05 Miles
2/25/2014 9:57:54 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Isn't he a cutie? LOL Wish he was really mine. Besides being my 7th day of no added sugary goop in my food plan, my husband took me out...  Read more

SMYLEERED

The story so far...
2/25/2014 12:25:33 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I will try to make this a long story short sort of thing... I spent 2012 dizzy, anxious, nauseous, with heart "flutters" and panic attacks. I cou...  Read more

LVL20MAGIKARP

a new martial status
2/25/2014 8:00:19 AM,  6 COMMENTS

SW continues to fade out slowly into the land of dementia. I still love her very much. I intend to keep with me as long as possible. However,...  Read more

BELSNICKEL

~~Sugar-Free Day 6~~
2/24/2014 9:45:42 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I am praising God, I have gone through another day, 6 in all, free of any added sugar like candy or goodies. I happily refuse all addictive foods tha...  Read more

SMYLEERED

Monday Monday
2/24/2014 12:49:23 PM,  2 COMMENTS

www.sparkpeople.com/assets/quote_images/lo
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SMYLEERED

I am pleased
2/24/2014 12:10:32 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I weighed myself. I'm the same. Surprised, because I did not eat healthily during our snow bound time. I have been able to increase my chair marching...  Read more

BIBS4664

Peaceful Sunday
2/23/2014 9:59:51 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Another 2 days without candy or sweets, that brings me to 5 days abstinent. Amen. I have been tracking food as I said I would and noticed that I...  Read more

SMYLEERED

No Sugar - Phew
2/21/2014 11:53:32 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Day 3 without sugar. Chocolate candy is my weakness. None in the house that I know of - my husband keeps his stash hidden from me. He has no problem e...  Read more

SMYLEERED

Blessed Be This Day
2/20/2014 10:03:14 PM,  1 COMMENTS

The day was filled with A pluses -- I feel happy, healthy, and hopeful. It's my 2nd day of no sugar. My main goal for recovery is to refrain from ad...  Read more

SMYLEERED

Noticing
2/17/2014 4:26:28 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have been working hard to increase the strength of my legs. In Nov I went on a bus trip and had a terrible time going up the steps of the bus, and n...  Read more

BIBS4664

The Sun Is Beautiful
2/17/2014 4:01:28 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It's so nice to see the sun shining brightly. Snow in my neighborhood is piled everywhere. Our backyard is getting as high as the fence (that's wher...  Read more

SMYLEERED

break in the weather
2/14/2014 1:09:43 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Well the weather seems to have given us a break today. Its pushing 40 and I decided to use the white exercise equipment God provided to get a littl...  Read more

BELSNICKEL

I Am Not Alone
2/10/2014 1:38:30 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Right here in SP is a great place to share my food with all my friends. I will be truthful with the food plan I cannot fool myself so why try?...  Read more

SMYLEERED

Food Planning
2/10/2014 1:28:05 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Did some exercises, mopped the kitchen floor, called a friend, now I'm ready for lunch. What to have is the question? I used to plan my menus...  Read more

SMYLEERED

Thinking Spring : )
2/8/2014 6:35:03 PM,  4 COMMENTS

The icy streets are pretty bad here. The only thing to do, I reluctantly admit, is to grin and bear it. Still trying to follow my food plan. It's a...  Read more

SMYLEERED

how am I doing?
2/6/2014 1:48:31 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Well its been about When a month since a posted my New Years goals, Time to see how I am doing, When I consider its only been a month since I st...  Read more

BELSNICKEL

February Blues
2/3/2014 10:12:23 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Today was like many other days before this -- SNOWY!!!! I am totally sick of seeing it. Now now keep calm the animal who predicts the weather f...  Read more

SMYLEERED

why be cold.
1/28/2014 8:03:00 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I woke up this morning and decided today would be a good day to hide in a little room in the back of the cellar. Armed with a space heater I could b...  Read more

BELSNICKEL

Happy Friday
1/24/2014 10:27:47 AM,  3 COMMENTS

The food plan is going along as well as it can considering being stuck in the house for days with this frigid weather and snow hanging around an...  Read more

SMYLEERED

Planning The Steps Ahead
1/22/2014 6:57:36 PM,  6 COMMENTS

It's been quite awhile since I've blogged, let alone been 'sparking'. I'm not going into details about the 'why', but I will say I went through a...  Read more

GETFITNLEAN

A Snow Bird Day!
1/21/2014 7:04:07 PM,  2 COMMENTS

The snow came around 8 a.m. and it hasn't stopped yet. The temperatures and wind chill are well below zero. Food today was so-so, maybe becaus...  Read more

SMYLEERED

New Stockings
1/18/2014 1:30:19 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I am lucky to be getting 2 pairs of compression stockings next week some time after the paperwork is completed. I was measured and chose two differe...  Read more

SMYLEERED

Need To Make Changes
1/16/2014 2:37:17 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The doctor prescribed new compression stockings, the ones I have lost their elasticity. Also wear the brace for my left hand - carpal tunnel. I had n...  Read more

SMYLEERED

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