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  • a Lifes Journey

    5/29/2015 8:48:55 AM, by GINGERPAWZ

    MAY 15 I started on a new way of eating. I drink a 32 oz of water one hour before breakfast. Lunch and dinner. I have eliminated all the sugars, eat mostly wheat products. No white stuff. I am constantly looking at labels because of my son's allergies and mine. Since May 15 I have lost 12 po... Read more

  • Don't ask

    5/28/2015 7:28:19 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Don't ever ask anyone for an opinion of your performance . They're liable to tell you " Jerry Stiller Today is thankfully Thursday and I am thankful that I don't ask or look to others often for an opinion. I know where I stand with me. So if I get a true opinion than it hurts less. " A ... Read more

  • One Step Forward, Two back

    5/28/2015 12:42:23 AM, by JOANN25

    The idea is to keep moving ahead even when you are having some setbacks. Right now, working enough exercise in plus baby sitting a two year old and meeting other challenges in my life. I am determined that I am going to do this.... Read more

  • High

    5/27/2015 10:52:08 PM, by TSABONIS

    Im high I have to remember this feeling. Its been 48 hours of doing it right and feel fantastic. My diet is radically changed for the better Daily sessions at the gym and a fitbit to push me on off hours I have to find a way to remember this feeling, so when I become numb to it... Read more

  • Be Silent and Just Be

    5/27/2015 7:41:51 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " If you are praised ,be silent . If you are scolded ,be silent. If you incur losses be silent. If you receive profit, be silent. If you are satiated , be silent. If you are hungry also be silent. And do not be afraid that there will be no fruit when all dies down ;there will be! Not everything wil... Read more

  • Fiber

    5/26/2015 11:18:59 PM, by NINETOZE

    Today’s tip topic is Fiber. Here is some information I found from several sources. If you are interest in more information visit the pages this info came from and lots of lists on what to eat on my Pinterest board featuring Fiber.
    ood-nutrient-fiber/ ... Read more

  • Today

    5/26/2015 10:09:56 PM, by TSABONIS

    I can start today Today is the day The day it begins The day the past ends I may stand triumphant Glorious I may fall upon my knees Ruined Either way I will rise I will move forward Failure is an option But not if I do not try I have started I am here I am mo... Read more

  • Yesterday

    5/26/2015 10:05:01 PM, by TSABONIS

    I should have started yesterday It would have been so easy I would have been ahead One step forward on the path Yesterday Of all things it could have been It would have been the start If only Only if it hadn't been yesterday A day of peril and fear Yesterday I was afraid ... Read more

  • Never run away

    5/26/2015 7:43:06 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Never run away from a gun. Bullets can travel faster than you can.' Wild Bill Hickock Never run away from a gun or your troubles . Never run away from your fears. Never run away from a fight, Always run towards a sale . Run until your heart is content . Run towards love No more ... Read more

  • Active Weekend

    5/26/2015 10:14:01 AM, by KTTAYLOR21

    I got up Saturday and did a CX Works class which focus on core strengthening for 30 mins. That class is really good and wish I could do it twice a week. 418 402 320 Yesterday I went to an outdoors Zumba class at a community center. They had it on the tennis court. It ran from 9:30 - 1... Read more

  • stick to your story

    5/25/2015 8:58:37 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    ' Stick to your story . It Is not the most important subject in history but it is the one about which you are uniquely qualified to speak." Evelyn Waugh Hope you had a great memorial day . I went to my husbands sisters cottage on the lake. It was beautiful . All the family was there . They al... Read more

  • Memorial Day

    5/25/2015 3:11:47 PM, by TLE1103

    I am very thankful for all of the veterans and those currently serving. We live free lives because of them. I am also very proud of my husband who once served in the Army Honor Guard. I did not know him at the time of his service but still am extremely proud. I hope that everyone takes time toda... Read more

  • Tomorrow

    5/25/2015 12:54:20 AM, by TSABONIS

    Tomorrow Im going to start tomorrow Not today, today is over, it already began But tomorrow Tomorrow tomorrow tomorrow It all starts tomorrow, it cant be today, im not ready not ready for all the work the blood sweat and tears It's too hard, too hard to start now, I have to be ... Read more

  • Dare to be naive

    5/24/2015 8:24:51 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Dare to be naive." R Buckminster Fuller Sometimes its fun not to be so smart and know everything, Sometimes it's fun to start over. To try something new or do it in a new way . Sometimes it's fun to let someone else lead the way even if you are sure you know the way to go. Dare you to s... Read more

  • Protein

    5/24/2015 1:37:43 PM, by NINETOZE

    Todays tip of the day is inspired by something I read recently that said I may be eating too much protein. Some facts on protein, a couple tips and a few articles if your interested in learning more. Here's a sparks article on this very topic... "How much Protein do I really need... Read more

  • how do you deal

    5/23/2015 8:28:27 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    It's not what happens to you but how you react to it that matters .' Epictetus Every notice some people never complain no matter how bad things get? Some people complain about every little thing they can't seem to handle life at all. That is sad. You can learn to deal with life a littl... Read more

  • BLC28 Back to Basics - Eat your Freggies!

    5/23/2015 11:06:06 AM, by NINETOZE

    To tie in with my tip of the day today (eat your freggies). Here are a few pictures and a link to my Pinterest board. I have a lot of fun images as well as helpful articles and infographics ranging from serving sizes to health benefits to how to store and prep.<... Read more

  • May 22 - Knee

    5/22/2015 10:49:05 PM, by JUDITH1654

    My knee goes out on me every now and then but usually, it's okay within a couple of days. Not happening this time and I have already had to lose one day of work this week - I would hate to call in for tomorrow, but I can't stand, let alone walk on this bum knee when I have to use a cane just to get... Read more

  • Happy Aloha Friday

    5/22/2015 7:33:59 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Happy ALOHA Friday Everyone What Aloha Means to Me 67 298 463 462 Allow Love Only Happiness Always Sending you some happy island Spirit . Have a happy healthy Aloha Friday . Look for Hugs , Happiness and Healthy Living... Read more

  • Boiling Frogs

    5/22/2015 10:26:35 AM, by TSABONIS

    In 2009 i had my greatest personal success. I lost 100 pounds over the summer. I went from 385-285. It was tremendous for my ego, but did nothing for my sense of health. The issue is when losing weight, you lose so little at a time, the difference in your overall well being change so slowly ... Read more

  • Live your own life

    5/21/2015 7:27:53 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your Mom, your dad, your teacher , your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your stuff, then you deserve it. " Frank Zappa Do your own thing, Your own way. Put a stamp on your life and your own exclamation p... Read more

  • Starting is the Harder than Diamonds

    5/21/2015 5:19:42 PM, by TSABONIS

    When you start, when you finally begin to take the steps to shed the weight that is killing you, your entire life has to change. You cant just do a little bit here, or a little bit there, it has to be everything. Sure you can make some small changes like not eating certain foods or drinking certai... Read more

  • Practice Portion Control in pictures...

    5/20/2015 11:52:05 PM, by NINETOZE

    The one below auto resized too small. I love the site it's on. (great exercise library!!) So go here to see the graphic...
    he-right-amount/ ... Read more

  • Have fun

    5/20/2015 7:13:18 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Have fun and go home when your tired . " George Abbott How simple is that great advice for life. 526 236 104 244 216 312 361 324 332 401 185 67 376 103 276 268 530 436 102 Have a wild wacky Wednesday my friends . Remember to be on the lookout for Hugs , Happine... Read more

  • The Road of Perdition

    5/20/2015 11:37:52 AM, by TSABONIS

    I have a summer plan Gym before work 4 days a week Gym Saturday mornings Bike Rides 3 nights per week And mindbogglingly, excruciatingly, methodically track everything I eat and cook all my own food for 3 months. It will be brutal. NO ONE will respect my struggle People will ... Read more

  • Don't sweat your mistakes...Listen to Spark People and Learn

    5/19/2015 11:35:49 PM, by JOANN25

    Everyone makes mistakes. I plan every night what I plan to do the next day as far as exercise. For instance, today I had plans for all my exercise and ended up baby sitting my great granddaughter. My plans went awry at that point. Can't do a lot with a two year old. Best laid plans. I did get ... Read more

  • I can do it.

    5/19/2015 8:13:53 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    The Three sentences that will get you through life Number One " Cover for me " Number Two " Oh , Good idea Boss" Number Three " It was like that when I got here " Homer Simpson Ha Ha Ha 246 103 100 224 But seriously all you need to get through l... Read more

  • When to rest and when to rev

    5/18/2015 8:02:55 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " If you want to grow old as a pilot, you've got to know when to push it and when to back off, " Chuck Yeager We are all pilots in our own lives. One f the best things we can do for ourselves is to learn when to push things , and when to back off. If your too gung ho you risk the chance of inj... Read more

  • slowly move forward

    5/17/2015 9:21:24 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " When I first started racing , my father , one of the first things he said , he said" Win the race as slow as you can." Richard Petty One of the top Nascar drivers of all time knows how to be a winner 226 105 SLOWLY 134 That how you should be trying to lose weight SLOWLY 134 not... Read more

  • Good idea

    5/16/2015 7:04:12 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Don't have good ideas if your aren't willing to be responsible for them, ' Alan J Perlis We often have good ideas throughout the day but don't often give ourselves credit for them, So I had an idea , brilliant I think, to write down all my good ideas today . The ones that I made happen. I wou... Read more

  • Take calculated risks

    5/15/2015 7:45:20 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Take calculated risks .That is quite different than being rash. " George S .Patton Yesterday and today I took some calculated risks. First I took the chance and asked the doctor if I could change my pain meds to ones that dealt more with my pain and less with making me nauseous and putting m... Read more

  • May 15 - Rain

    5/15/2015 12:23:13 PM, by JUDITH1654

    Have had a lot of it - almost 10", which is the most rain we've had since 2002! It's nice the draught is over but sure makes it hard to mow! LOL 257 27 54... Read more

  • Be oneself

    5/14/2015 6:39:07 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Why not be oneself.? That is the whole secret of a successful appearance , If one is a greyhound , why try to look like a Pekingese." Edith Sitwell I am spending a lot of time with my daughter lately, We may come from the same house , she even came from my body but we are so different as ... Read more

  • Water Aerobics

    5/14/2015 10:39:00 AM, by TLE1103

    Today is the last day for my water aerobic sessions. I wish that it would continue for at least another month. I asked the instructor to check into continuing it. He said that he would. I would really miss the activity. It helps me feel almost normal while in the water. I am able to do so much... Read more

  • Certainly I Can!!!

    5/13/2015 6:55:00 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Whenever you are asked if you can do a job , tell 'em, " Certainly ,I Can!! " Then get busy and find out how to do it. " Theodore Roosevelt. Last Wednesday I had a shoulder manipulation under anesthesia for my frozen shoulder . I knew it was going to be painful . I also knew physical thera... Read more

  • smoked carp taste the same as smoked salmon

    5/12/2015 7:16:15 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    ' Smoked carp taste just as good as smoked salmon when you ain't got no smoked salmon." Patrick F. McManus Make the most of what you have. Do the best you can. Hugs, Happiness and Healthy Living... Read more

  • WOW!!!

    5/12/2015 5:37:14 PM, by ASHSCHANGE2015

    All I can really say is wow! A new decade about to being and its life changing. I am so excited about this new decade it means new beginnings for me but I also have my sadness about leaving my 20's behind I did nothing productive and can barely remember the next 10years will be my healthiest yet... Read more

  • It pays to be obvious

    5/11/2015 7:09:58 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety .' Isaac Asimov My shoulder manipulation was and still is extremely painful. This morning it was eighty out at 8am when I got back from my walk. My husband wanted to know why I didn't go earlier. lol . My daughte... Read more

  • May 11. 2015

    5/11/2015 11:05:24 AM, by TLE1103

    It is the beginning of a new week. I hope to stay focused this week and to see results. I appreciate all of the support from my friends here on SP. I hope that all of you also have a good week. My plan is to stay on the low side of the calories needed and to exercise as much as possible. 381... Read more

  • Happy mothers day

    5/10/2015 7:36:48 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Happy mothers day everyone hope your day was great . Hugs... Read more

  • Don't cry

    5/9/2015 8:10:09 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened, " Dr Seuss (Theodore Geisel) Today was a beautiful day and now it's done. Is it a reason to be sad or a bigger reason to smile. Always look toward the happy . Never dwell n the sad. Have a awesome Saturday full of smi... Read more

  • Mother's Day

    5/9/2015 11:34:26 AM, by TLE1103

    I am so blessed to still have my mother. She is a wonderful mother. I am who I am because of her. I also want to say that I am so very proud of my three sons. We will celebrate Mother's Day this evening. Then tomorrow I will start the day out by going to church with my mom. The later in the da... Read more

  • Don't look back

    5/8/2015 2:43:09 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " What's the old saying ?" Don't look back ; somebody might be catching up." Well don't even slow down , much less look back." Willie Nelson Many of us here are rehabbing an injury . Some of us find out we have a life limiting disease. Some of us have are whole lives rearranged due to death , d... Read more

  • Made a Solid Committment

    5/8/2015 9:34:16 AM, by KTTAYLOR21

    I told ya'll a few blogs back that my job has an Active Health plan where you get rewarded for improving your health. Not just any kind of reward but a monetary reward $25, $50, $75, $100 and $200!!! 244 Depending on what you have accomplished. I had my first call with the my nurse and we set a go... Read more

  • Be Great

    5/7/2015 5:51:49 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions . Small people always try to do that. , but the really great make you feel that you, too, can be really great " Mark Twain You guys are the best , thanks for all the get well wishes. I know you would not belittle any one .Many might ... Read more

  • Never lose a holy curiosity

    5/6/2015 4:45:23 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " The important thing is not to stop questioning; curiosity has its own reason for existing .One cannot help but be in awe when contemplating the mysteries of eternity, of life , of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of the mystery every day.... Read more

  • Update on the Activity Tracker

    5/5/2015 4:31:09 PM, by HORSEBOOKS

    After I got the AT, I wondered whether having the AT would make me more active, or at least make me want to be more active. The short answer is yes. If I check the steps for the day and they are low, even by my standards, I think of ways to get in extra ones, like walking around the horse property, ... Read more

  • All WE Need Is LOVE

    5/5/2015 5:01:34 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being. " Rumi Why are you doing this ? Why are you here? Are you trying to lose or maintain .? Who are you doing it for? If you want to truly succeed and get healthy and happy. It better be all about you. You have to love yourself and ... Read more

  • Accountability really helps.

    5/4/2015 1:01:56 PM, by HORSEBOOKS

    My husband doesn't care how much I weigh. He really doesn't. When I tell him I've lost weight, he doesn't celebrate. He just complains that my boobs will get smaller. Well, he's a guy, so... The folks at the office, on the other hand, appreciate how hard losing weight is. Many of them are overweight... Read more

  • Brighton someone's day

    5/4/2015 5:23:28 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " You never want to give a man a present when you know he's feeling good. You want to do it when he's down." Lyndon B. Johnson If it one thing that sparkpeople are good for it is brightening other peoples days. There is nothing like bringing sunshine 67 and cheer to another 104 So i... Read more

  • Get your Healthy Stuff Together

    5/3/2015 7:45:44 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Put all your eggs in one basket and watch the basket." Carl Sandburg There are a lot of variables , formulas and methods that work or don't in weight loss. There is measuring , logging, weighing . Eating certain foods at certain times, sleeping x amounts of hours . What kind of exercise to d... Read more

  • Next goal - lose the "W"

    5/3/2015 3:22:20 PM, by HORSEBOOKS

    I bought a new pair of pants today. The size starts with a "1". I did it! I wanted clothing sizes that didn't start with a "2," and I've done that. Now, I want to lose the W. The clothing manufacturers trick us, you see. They give us a size--like 18--and then they add a W. 18W. I guess that's suppos... Read more

  • On May 1st I....

    5/3/2015 1:19:10 PM, by IMAGIRL2

    On May 1st, I did the 6 min warm-up and 20 min. (I think it is called a quick workout) from the 28 Day Bootcamp video from SparkPeople, trainer is Coach Nicole. 249... Read more

  • Up Late Again

    5/3/2015 2:16:41 AM, by BDJOHNSON

    I dozed off earlier this evening and awakened at 11:49 P.M. Yes, I am still awake at 1:15 A.M. This is madness. I will grab the Agatha Christie mystery I've been trying to read and suspend electronic interaction with SparkPeople and Facebook so that I will go to sleep and stop seeing/reading intere... Read more

  • Gone fishing , after a trophy

    5/2/2015 9:08:12 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Something to think about: If you fish the wrong fly long and hard enough , it will sooner or later become the right fly. " John Gierach Today a lot of my friends in my area are doing a rad run . It's a 5K and at the end they shower you with a ton of color. Looks like a lot of fun. Not everyo... Read more

  • Why tracking food is important

    5/2/2015 12:55:08 PM, by HORSEBOOKS

    Last night I met a friend at a local restaurant. We hadn't spent any time together in a while, and when she got off early because of a technical problem in her office, she called and asked if I could get off work and meet her. I readily agreed and we spent nearly three hours together, laughing and d... Read more

  • Month of May

    5/2/2015 8:32:37 AM, by TLE1103

    It is the beginning of a new month. I hope to stay focused and to include exercise daily for the month of May. I will be active on SparkPeople and stay active daily. I appreciated all of the support from my SP friends. I will try to stay positive daily. I will also read my daily Bible study mes... Read more

  • I'm proud of me!

    5/1/2015 3:17:36 PM, by HORSEBOOKS

    I've lost 10 pounds in 45 days! Wahoo for me! Please understand that this is nothing short of amazing for an old, fat woman whose idea of exercise is thinking about exercising and doing nothing about it. Something clicked 45 days ago, though. I went back on a low-carb diet, changed my username in SP... Read more

  • Don't hold your parents up to contempt

    5/1/2015 5:20:18 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Don't hold your parents up to contempt . After all, you are their son , and it is just possible you may just take after them." Evelyn Waugh Mother's day is right around the corner . All I've been hearing lately is I love my mom, but Ugh She drives me insane . What we often forget is ho... Read more

  • Staying Put?

    4/30/2015 11:21:16 PM, by BDJOHNSON

    Although I put in a request for a transfer nearly two months ago, nothing has happened, so I feel that I am to be at my current campus unless the LORD intervenes in a mighty way and clears the path for me. I will accept my place and bloom where I am planted.... Read more

  • URGENT: Weight Loss REQUIRED

    4/30/2015 2:20:11 PM, by KTTAYLOR21

    So I cancelled a Dr's appt the other day and my Dr (endocrynologist.. for my thyroid) emailed me to say that my thyroid meds are working fine BUT I am "at risk of developing Diabetes." 40 SOUND THE ALARM!!!! OH HELLLLLLLL NO!!!!!!! On my chart it says that I am Obese. My highest weight ... Read more

  • It's okay to be wrong

    4/30/2015 5:23:43 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " It's okay to be wrong " David Henry Hwang I work in a small office where we audit boxes and key in numbers all day . Sometimes you forget to write something down. Another girl in the company showed me a screen where all the info is stored in case you forget to write something down. I s... Read more