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  • Trying Again, Always Trying

    3/24/2017 7:15:04 AM, by -GANDALF-

    Here's the story. I've been struggling, like many others, with binge eating for a number of years. But December, January, and into February were ... Read more

  • March 2015 into save- just keeping the old

    3/22/2017 7:30:57 PM, by ROYALETBONE

    March 2015- here since 2007 Dang- so I'm on again, off again in Sparks. Let's see- injuries, injuries, health, then injuries. Wow, so ... Read more

  • approaching mini-goals

    3/22/2017 1:39:54 PM, by GRACEANNE46

    I have been really struggling this year. I really tried but then burned out after 6 weeks. I got back on track and my average loss per week is no... Read more

  • test

    3/22/2017 1:27:16 PM, by GRACEANNE46

    test ... Read more

  • ReBoot --

    3/18/2017 6:48:49 PM, by LINREVETTE

    don't even know if that's spelled right, but here I am starting again ... I know this is a good program for me to keep track of myself :) Yes... Read more

  • Mid-March Update

    3/15/2017 6:28:55 AM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    So the scale has held steady at the top end of my goal weight range for the last couple of weeks - 130 pounds. This is OK with me because I start... Read more

  • Back again!

    3/6/2017 6:21:04 PM, by VEGFAERY

    It's amazing how I never give up! I am back again a year later and still struggling to lose weight. I am not upset though, because I finally I ... Read more

  • Waiting for a cloud to lift

    3/3/2017 11:12:04 AM, by LEGALLYBLONDE81

    I am happy to report that I have seen some progress. I have been able to shake about 3 lbs. I think the next 8-10 lbs will feel like 20. My ho... Read more

  • Action, Not Words

    2/23/2017 7:52:18 PM, by SUSANNA527

    I am doing the "Newbie" 21 Day Challenge, and my challenge today was to blog. I was all set to try and blog (I am not a "blogger") when I got ca... Read more

  • Break Up

    2/23/2017 10:30:46 AM, by TWITCHYMURDOCH

    Four days ago, I got dumped by my fiancee of three years. It's been devastating, partly because it was a really weird kind of break up. She's f... Read more

  • Why???

    2/21/2017 6:55:43 AM, by LEGALLYBLONDE81

    Since the second week of January I have been making an earnest effort to lose weight. I decided to try making healthier choices, eat more nutriti... Read more

  • Mid-February Update

    2/14/2017 9:38:39 AM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    So far, so good!! So after 3 weeks of steady gain (total of 4 pounds), I had a 4 pound weight loss (perhaps it really was a combo of muscle, swel... Read more

  • I'm Still Here

    2/13/2017 8:36:20 AM, by AINTSKEERD

    Just a quick "hello" to let you all know I'm still around. I am caught up in the craziness of life at the moment but am thinking of you all. ... Read more

  • Really Struggling...

    2/6/2017 4:44:40 PM, by EMBRACINGHAPPY

    OK, so it has been a year since I joined. I have lost 34 lbs since my highest, which was about a year and 4 months ago, and in the past year sinc... Read more

  • Another month, another lb...

    1/30/2017 4:16:15 PM, by EMBRACINGHAPPY

    So, I have now lost 33lbs total, and 27lbs since being on this site (although I am rarely actually ON this site - I really just check in now to l... Read more

  • Just a little update

    1/30/2017 10:21:24 AM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    So tracking my goals has really pushed me to also monitor calories and exercise, which in general is helping me, I think. My scale says oth... Read more

  • This hunger thing

    1/27/2017 7:29:40 PM, by LISAG66

    I used to think that I was always hungry. It seemed like food was constantly on my mind and I would rarely say no to an opportunity to eat someth... Read more

  • 2017 Goals Update

    1/12/2017 1:09:12 PM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    Minor tweaks to the goals I've set: 1.) Run at least 4 road races (at least 3 at the 5K distance and at least 1 at the 10K distance) 2.) Run... Read more

  • 2016 Goal Review and setting 2017 Goals

    1/2/2017 10:12:52 AM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    Looking back on 2016, here were my goals and the results: 1) Maintain my ability to run 5K's - I am working my way back up to this. I am wai... Read more

  • Oooooh! Goal Weight #1

    12/22/2016 4:44:04 AM, by SPARKCASSANDRA

    So, well, I, um... Reached Goal Weight Number 1! AAAAAAHHHHHHH! (Ok Cassandra, calm down. Breathe). So this is the weight that I had reached and ... Read more

  • OK, then

    12/17/2016 10:40:15 PM, by ELAINE856

    Yesterday, I got back on track. One more day and I know the stress and guilt would set in. Weigh in tomorrow. I'll try to be gentle with myself.... Read more

  • Breaking Out of Exercise Ruts!

    12/16/2016 7:48:45 AM, by SPARKCASSANDRA

    I am, 100%, the type of person who falls into ruts when trying to be healthy- specifically, exercise ruts. Don't get me wrong, I love exercise! B... Read more

  • snow day

    12/15/2016 11:34:54 PM, by DAEGLO

    I slipped on the ice and didn't think I hurt myself at all. I felt fine at the time. Tonight, my right wrist and ankle feel stiff and sore and I'... Read more

  • lifting

    12/12/2016 10:40:36 PM, by DAEGLO

    After a long time away I found the inspiration to start working out again. Fall was nuts. Between being sick, working long hours, and generally f... Read more

  • Bring on the snowshoeing!

    12/12/2016 5:21:44 AM, by SPARKCASSANDRA

    I love summer, for the exercise especially! There is something so wonderful about jumping out of bed, running down to the nearest hiking trail an... Read more

  • Too Much! Triggering or motivating?

    12/11/2016 6:56:17 AM, by MADEMOISELLE124

    So I started out my journey at a very healthy weight 7-8 years ago. 135-140 pounds and 5'5. Perfect for an athlete. Well, then the reality of mid... Read more

  • Learning To Love Recovery

    12/9/2016 6:03:06 AM, by MADEMOISELLE124

    These past few years I have bounced around weight-wise under the diagnosis of Bulimia. I would either eat everything I could find (gosh, if you h... Read more

  • The Techie-Geeky Aspect

    12/9/2016 12:37:58 AM, by AINTSKEERD

    So I was reading my friend Keakman’s blog tonight. It was a great story about her learning to drive a Model T. She drew a grand analogy about ... Read more

  • Just a Small Investment

    12/7/2016 12:59:45 AM, by AINTSKEERD

    The last time I was here I had the good fortune of being laid off from my job about two months after embarking on my journey. Good fortune, you a... Read more

  • A slow re-start to running

    12/6/2016 6:33:38 AM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    So I was given the go-ahead to run a half mile. I know. 5 minutes of running. Wheee? It actually took us 6 minutes and 8 seconds. It was a very s... Read more

  • Round 2

    12/5/2016 12:26:27 PM, by AINTSKEERD

    We returned from a week in Kauai Hawaii last night. We’d never been to any of the islands so when we were presented the opportunity we jumped on... Read more

  • Walked!

    11/29/2016 5:04:59 PM, by ELAINE856

    20 whole minutes. Forgot my cane. I'm icing my ankle but feeling good about my latest accomplishment.... Read more

  • Cholesterol

    11/28/2016 1:01:56 PM, by ELAINE856

    Eggs! One simple hard-boiled egg! 187 mg. I cast thee away and go back to egg whites.... Read more

  • Almost done the NO Scale November Challenge

    11/28/2016 11:39:16 AM, by CARMEN0113

    This has been an interesting challenge for me. Through Keto I am unlearning so many things that I thought I knew about nutrition, health, and ev... Read more

  • Yay

    11/27/2016 12:11:22 PM, by ELAINE856

    Weekly weigh-in. 3.2 pounds. What a great surprise!... Read more

  • Post TDay

    11/25/2016 5:21:20 PM, by ELAINE856

    Back to Spark after yesterday's indulgence. I must say that I enjoyed not measuring and weighing my food. No guilt. Now, back to it. I can do thi... Read more

  • FINALLY!!!

    11/23/2016 8:44:27 AM, by RAINBOWCHARMER

    The PT gave me permission to try a short (1/2 mile) run!!! I am still having foot pain, but it's getting much better, and I have a plan of attack... Read more

  • Editing info?

    11/21/2016 7:33:31 PM, by ELAINE856

    There are NOT 60 grams in vinaigrette dressing! Lol What a typo! Is there any way to delete or edit the info? In the meantime, chugging alon... Read more

  • Question

    11/19/2016 3:14:09 PM, by ELAINE856

    Is there a setting that allow(s me to keep the list of things I'm eating in alphabetical order? Thanks!... Read more

  • Food bender

    11/16/2016 10:08:47 AM, by ELAINE856

    Yesterday, I went on a food freak. I must remind myself that there is no "bad." It leads to getting off the goal I'm working towards. Today's a ... Read more

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