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  • Made myself a No S Diet calendar

    1/31/2015 4:09:50 AM, by HISLOVEENDURES

    Whisked it up on excel. As of today Iím aiming to make every Monday to Friday N days. No snacks, sweets or seconds. Every successful N day will be highlighted in green. Saturdays and Sundays in yellow. Any slip ups will be blue. If you want a copy of the excel doc, sparkmail me your emai... Read more

  • Saturday

    1/31/2015 12:20:36 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Enjoy your day be blessed and love the little things in liife hug... Read more

  • It is working

    1/30/2015 10:20:19 AM, by HISLOVEENDURES

    I was really pleased when I read in the No S Diet book that the author lost 40 pounds, which is what I want to lose! I weighed in at 193.2 (13 st 11.2 lbs) on Wednesday. A pound lighter than the week before. Some people who gave their testimonies in the book lost over 2 pounds per week. Othe... Read more

  • TGIF

    1/30/2015 12:33:27 AM, by CHIBIKARATE

    Be blessed and enjoy your day hug... Read more

  • I *will* stay consistently strong to build the habit that will make this non-diet work effortlessly

    1/29/2015 8:25:34 AM, by HISLOVEENDURES

    Yesterday, I came to the bit in the book which explained about Non-Weekend Special days. It says if youíre taking more than 2 NWS days every month you might want to reassess. Yesterday I decided to take the first two of the three days that my DH is away from home (he goes away every 5-6 weeks) as ... Read more

  • Which film director are you? fun quiz

    1/28/2015 11:04:18 AM, by HISLOVEENDURES

    Bizarrely the only director I love is Mike Leigh and that's who this fun quiz said I would be if I was a film director! Who would you be? about.futurelearn.com/bl
    og/quiz-film-director/comm
    ent-page-4/#comment-127931 ... Read more

  • Pre Binge journal and will keep my 20 NoS days in February commitment

    1/28/2015 1:10:55 AM, by HISLOVEENDURES

    At 4.56 am I decided that rather than laying in bed planning a binge it would be more productive to come downstairs and draft a blog about it, and maybe even get to the bottom of why I do it. I do it when DH goes away, which he thankfully only does for a few days every 5 or 6 weeks. Why do I do it... Read more

  • I lost another pound

    1/27/2015 9:57:47 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Lost another pound. I was at 220 pounds and now I'm at 219 pounds. The amount of exercises that I did yesterday must of helped. I did a Walk Away The Pounds 5 miles DVD (68 minutes), 30 minutes on the treadmill and 15 minutes on the stationary bike. I would of done more yesterday on the bike but we ... Read more

  • My tribute to Patrick, my love.

    1/27/2015 1:55:35 PM, by JACKIEWALKS4FUN

    Very hard for me to write this blog, never wanted it to happen, nobody does. Lost Patty just before Christmas. I had Patty with me everyday for the 13 years that I had him. He was everything to me, my garden buddy, my cooking ... Read more

  • Not complaining! :-)

    1/27/2015 3:15:37 AM, by HISLOVEENDURES

    Yesterday: Oats, skimmed milk, honey, coconut, tea Sausage sandwich, yoghurt, grapes Quiche, boiled potatoes, Bisto gravy, carrot, sprouts, broccoli, cauli, coffee Off plan snack: Frosted wheats 20 minute walk Weight today was exactly the same as last week. With all Iíve eaten ... Read more

  • If I don't plan it...

    1/26/2015 6:51:05 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    Since I will be working day shift for the next three weeks, I am embracing a new lifestyle change. If I do not plan it, I will not do it. I am getting good use out of my community center, I am doing cardio, getting into that pool, and trying to do one class a week, just starting out small. I am p... Read more

  • Setting SMART goals. 2nd S Day was a lot better!

    1/26/2015 10:42:02 AM, by HISLOVEENDURES

    2nd S Day was a lot better. I think I can do this! :-) Yesterday (S Day) Oats, skimmed milk, coconut, honey, tea, coffee Soup, rolls, apple Sausages, chips, fried egg, choc sponge pud, custard Fairy cake 10 minutes walking So far today (NoS Day) Oats, skimmed milk, honey, coc... Read more

  • Feeling better

    1/25/2015 9:54:07 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I feel much better now. Ate less processed food today and less salt. I had my blue dress and heeled boots on for a while this morning but changed after awhile. I was still bloated this morning but now I'm not. I was at 221 pounds but I'm hoping to be lower soon. I think that the bloat was leftover f... Read more

  • Any suggestions

    1/24/2015 9:49:38 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Does anyone have suggestions n what to take care of bloat even though TOM is over? I feel bloated even though I haven't had my period since the beginning of the week. Today was a pain with the bloat. Especially tonight. Does anyone have an idea besides cutting down my salt intake? Something like a O... Read more

  • Home for a change in plans...

    1/20/2015 4:48:10 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    My training weekend in NOLA was very informative, nice change of scenery, change of pace, trip with my honey and a little bit of a wake up. I see that I travel well with someone and definitely well with my hubby. I do not have an iron stomach, therefore I can't eat everything without regard to my ... Read more

  • VWise in NOLA

    1/17/2015 10:45:24 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    I am currently in New Orleans attending Women's Veteran entrepreneur program sponsored by Syracuse University and SBA. This is an awesome learning experience and I am one of 200 selected participants fortunate to be chosen to glean first hand knowledge how to be my own entrepreneur and build my own... Read more

  • I think that I'm going crazy

    1/17/2015 9:59:05 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    My TOM is driving me crazy ever since Thursday. On Thursday we were at home and it got heavy in the afternoon. Last night it was heavy before I fell asleep. We went up to Target and my TOM was heavy. It isn't heavy now. I got a few things while we were at Target. One was for use while I am on my TOM... Read more

  • A truth to ponder!

    1/16/2015 7:52:08 PM, by IMAVISION

    Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, & persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laz... Read more

  • Still feeling sore from Wednesday but a good kind of sore

    1/16/2015 9:12:30 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    I'm still a little sore from Wednesday but its the good kind of sore. I will be doing my exercises while dad is getting his physical therapy. I'm hoping to do a little more time on the treadmill and stationary bike today. I didn't do a whole lot Wednesday since dad had a shortened physical therapy o... Read more

  • Feeling better

    1/14/2015 9:46:06 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Feeling a whole lot better. Did my exercises. Did 10 minutes on the treadmill and stationary bike each and 5 minutes on the elliptical. I did 1 of each. With my TOM being around, I didn't want to overdo it. I felt a whole lot better than I did but my abs are sore. I started to feel the soreness just... Read more

  • Feeling like crud this morning

    1/14/2015 9:04:50 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Feeling so bloated and sore this morning. Hoping that it doesn't get too bad today with me starting on the treadmills and stationary bikes. I'm on my TOM and the flow usually gets heavy when I get a little warm. And need to use the bathroom a lot. I'm crossing my finger that I am not in that positio... Read more

  • Another Snow Day for the Visions!

    1/13/2015 11:21:01 AM, by IMAVISION

    Dear Fellow "Sparkers", Good Morning from the shadow of the Rockies here in Colorado! I hadnít expected to be sharing again so soon; however, as this is anoth... Read more

  • Some good news

    1/13/2015 11:15:13 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Got a call from my uncle in Omaha (my late mom's oldest brother) this morning with some great news. If you remember, they found cancer in his rectum when they gave him a colonoscopy. Well, his cancer is in remission. He has one more week at the assisted living place. He has to have surgery but not ... Read more

  • Snow Day for the Visions!

    1/12/2015 2:30:30 PM, by IMAVISION

    Dear Fellow "Sparkers", Over the past few months, several Sister/Friends here in "Sparkville" have suggested that I save time & energy by blogging my sharing... Read more

  • First day out in a couple of days

    1/8/2015 9:59:59 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    Today was the first day we have been out of the house since Tuesday. We had to go to Peoria, IL for the garage here in town to pick up a part. We fought the wind but at least the wind wasn't as bad as it is now. It was 10 degrees F when we left town around noon and when we got home 2 hours later it ... Read more

  • TBHQ - Why this preservative should be avoided!

    1/8/2015 4:57:32 PM, by IMAVISION

    for checking this information out! It is my prayer that you will find it helpful in the extreme & that you will share it with others. God bless us all... Read more

  • Ready for Changes

    1/7/2015 10:42:43 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    This is my last week of vacation, I return to work on Monday and I was able to attend Wednesday night service. My church started 21 days of fasting and it was a real eye opening sermon Pastor Matt spoke on, thru the word in Mark 9. It helped me to get out of my slump, get out of my way and g... Read more

  • Stayed home where it was warm

    1/7/2015 10:18:50 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    It was too warm to go anywhere today. Dad was suppose of had a chiropractor appointment and therapy but he called to tell them that we weren't coming. It got up o 3 degrees F and now its -4 degrees F. There is a drift on our step and I will take care of that and put more salt down on that tomorrow. ... Read more

  • Got to exercise but not Zumba

    1/5/2015 9:57:18 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I didn't do the Zumba workout today. I ended up doing a Walk Away The Pounds DVD 5 miles instead. I am hoping that I will do the Zumba tomorrow morning. But I need to do the Step by Step first before I do any of the other DVDs. I'm feeling the working DVD that I did this morning. But its the g... Read more

  • I was a little worried!

    1/5/2015 10:48:33 AM, by ANIKA34

    Well, I was a little worried this morning when I stepped on the ! I haven't been on the scale since 10/27/14, and with the holidays just in the rear view mirror, I was expecting a HUGE gain! Well, to my surprise, there was NO gain, I actually lost 1 pound! Woohooo! Go ME!!!! Today,... Read more

  • I'm glad that I didn't walk to church today

    1/4/2015 10:19:55 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I'm totally glad that I didn't walk to church this morning. It was cold and slick out. And we have snow out there. Someone is a Chevy 4x4 pick up drove through a stop sign, did a complete 360, drove onto the street that they came off, and started again. We weren't even close to them so they didn't h... Read more

  • Forgiveness starts from within

    1/4/2015 10:17:22 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    I had to talk above my own quirks and issues and be the woman that God desires me to be and make the call to inquire about my Dad and Step Mom's health even though I am still angered by Dad's words. They both have come down with the flu and I wanted to be the bigger person and just had a one minute... Read more

  • Happy New Year!!!

    1/3/2015 9:42:37 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I know that I'm late saying that but I just haven't had much to say since then. I know that I won't have much to say this time. I haven't started using the Zumba kit that I got yet. I might use it Monday morning before my dad gets up. It's best to start a full week with it than on the weekend. ... Read more

  • Love is a present...

    1/3/2015 8:33:23 PM, by KAMCCLARY

    Love is a present to give everyday you live. That came out of my so called fortune cookie from my dinner from Pei Wei. I have to let it go as the song says. I can't let the root of bitterness take hold of my life and consume me. My sister gave me an excellent quote off her vision board for 2015... Read more

  • Vickie's Words of Wisdom

    1/3/2015 2:56:50 PM, by IMAVISION

    for dropping by to read these words of wisdom, proffered by my beloved sister-in-Christ! This morning I shared the following in a comment to a blog. A... Read more

  • 2014

    1/2/2015 12:25:48 AM, by SUSHENO

    It has been a long journey in 2014. Unfortunately, this journey is not over. You see, I was diagnosed with stage 3c ovarian cancer in April, surgery in May, chemo started in June and ended October. Oncologist gave me the all clear to go back to work in November which i did at a very part time pace. ... Read more