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  • 2nd Night Even Better!

    2/11/2016 12:48:01 PM, by TSHAIGOOD

    Well I think it's real! I barely remember stirring a little 2-3 times last night and I felt rested this morning more so than I have in a very long time. I got feedback from my tracking data software and I've gone from 11 episodes/hour to last night only 1/hour...that's awesome results!!! My h... Read more

  • Yoga

    2/11/2016 11:59:37 AM, by TSUFISH

    I did a 24 minute yoga video last night. I loved it. Hard workout, but was easy at the same time. Very relaxing, but you could feel the exercise in your muscles. Can't wait to get another one in tonight.... Read more

  • Im a loser

    2/11/2016 10:07:03 AM, by ALLYCANDOIT

    It always help to see it visually. I am still a loser. I realized since that last post I did regain weight. I have started losing again. From my highest weight I am down 21 lbs. It's working. Here is what I'm doing. I am eating mostly vegetables and lean meat. I take multivitamin... Read more

  • Never run away

    2/10/2016 7:21:35 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Never turn your back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything . Never !!!!" Winston Churchill Today I took a class at my u... Read more

  • Transition

    2/10/2016 6:07:02 PM, by SCOUTERBILL

    I was not sure how today would go. Fasting is never easy, but harder when working out. 1800 and my stomach is growling for some food. Gotta make it count. Maybe a spinach and strawberry salad. With some lamb and veggies. Sounds scrumptious, now where can I find someone to make it. 😀... Read more

  • 1st Night a Success!

    2/10/2016 11:17:48 AM, by TSHAIGOOD

    I had a pretty good night. I did have an awareness of the mask and would wake to adjust it if it started leaking. All in all though, the display this morning showed a green smiley face on mask position and it said I wore it 8.5 hours. I'm anxious to see the report with more detail on quality of s... Read more

  • Cheating

    2/10/2016 9:39:10 AM, by TSUFISH

    Last night we went out to eat too celebrate Mardi Gras. I immediately halved my entree when it arrived. 600 calorie salad divided in two. Some for dinner and some for today's lunch. I even had a baked beignet with no ice cream and fresh strawberries! Checked this morning and I didn't gain any wei... Read more

  • Physical Pain

    2/9/2016 1:42:40 PM, by MIRACLE47

    Yes, in physical pain, hurting but going to push self to walk more later today.... Read more

  • Another faux wood example

    2/9/2016 12:27:13 PM, by TSHAIGOOD

    In our remodel, we also removed the bathroom door to open up the space, since it's a master bath in our bedroom. However, we wanted a way to close off the bathroom for privacy when we had company. My husband came up with the idea of a "barn door". We re-purposed some old bi-fold doors and h... Read more

  • A letter to me

    2/9/2016 12:10:05 AM, by JOANN25

    Dear Jo Ann: You have been working a very long time toward reaching your goal weight of 120. Stop looking for excuses not to exercise; not to eat healthy; not to do the many things that will make you healthy and reaching your goal quickly I know that last Thursday you hurt your back trying ... Read more

  • change your attitude

    2/8/2016 7:50:05 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " If you can't change your fate change your attitude," Amy Tan Changing your attitude can be as easy as changing your pants, I should know I used to hate Mondays now Mondays are my favorite day besides Fridays of course. Monday is new beginnings and new challenges to rock. Mondays are ne... Read more

  • Faux Wood Craft Project

    2/8/2016 5:47:02 PM, by TSHAIGOOD

    Here's the craft project I've been working on. I finished it last night! I wanted to put a piece of old weathered barn wood in front of my shower curtain rod, but it was too heavy. I made one out of styrofoam! trish... Read more

  • Monday again!

    2/8/2016 11:13:48 AM, by TSHAIGOOD

    Good morning Spark Friends! It's a pretty one in Texas. The sun is shining brightly and with our overnight low of 28, we're due to have a 37 point spread on our temps today. My husband and I are really getting into the countdown to retirement. Only 10 more Mondays!!! We are ready!! We ... Read more

  • The Big Game AKA Superbowl

    2/7/2016 7:39:55 PM, by MDROWE76

    So every year for the Super Bowl we eat like there's no tomorrow. Chips, dips, cheese, crackers, sweets. And that's on top of dinner. Not this year. I didn't buy the snacks this year. Hubby was a little disappointed. But he got over it. I made some chili using the healthiest things I could find. I... Read more

  • Evening Prayer

    2/7/2016 6:55:54 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Dear Lord I sense you listen and see. I can't sleep until we speak, Forgive me the mistakes I've made, the wrong deeds done this day . Love me most When I love myself least. Jacqueline Seewald Many blessings on this super bowl Sunday, Have a grea... Read more

  • February 7 - Sick

    2/7/2016 10:15:04 AM, by JUDITH1654

    Apparently, I've been hit with that viral infection that is going around and have been out with it for about a week now. They're not happy at work but I'm not spreading the "love" around anymore than it's already been. The worst part is coughing so badly I get very little sleep, but hopefully,... Read more

  • Be helpful

    2/6/2016 7:01:09 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Be helpful even if it compromises you. ' Jean Cocteau Today I was up before seven to go to the grocery store , I haven't been in over a month so I needed everything My cart was overflowing with healthy stuff, In the checkout line they gave me another cart as they were packing my groceries. ... Read more

  • getting back on track

    2/6/2016 4:28:49 PM, by PANDAJOY

    Time to get back to it. Focus on eating exercise and Jesus and having a good life... Read more

  • Transition

    2/6/2016 7:01:16 AM, by SCOUTERBILL

    I finally did it!!! I ran, well jogged really. But I went an set my route to work toward my running a 5 k this year. Probably a split 50/50 running and walking, 36 min for 3.1 miles. Not great, But I have my first training round done.... Read more

  • get your kicks on Aloha Friday

    2/5/2016 7:22:12 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    It's Aloha Friday kick the rocks out of your sand and have a great day !!!!!! Keep looking for Hugs , Happiness and Healthy Living... Read more

  • Be Thankful

    2/4/2016 7:49:55 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more . If you concentrate on what you don't have , you will never , ever have enough ." Oprah Winfrey Good quote . I was extremely lucky and thankful that we got a rare night out to eat. We went to Olive Garden . My husband remarked that w... Read more

  • It's All In the Little Stuff

    2/4/2016 12:49:20 PM, by PURENLOVELY

    In this season of I life, I have come to a point where 'stuff' is in the way and on the way to becoming clutter. My children are -newly grown -22 and 23. One has move out and the other is a minimalist and still lives with us. I just went through one of the pantries and washed unused dishes and appli... Read more

  • The BLACK Man by R.Slade

    2/4/2016 6:17:00 AM, by SAX_88

    The Black Man First let me state that for every Black Man- There is at least one great woman to give credit, you understand. So, when I say Black man, I can easily say this- Without a Black WOMAN, he could not exist. Society has given out many blows and stings- ... Read more

  • Avoid meetings

    2/3/2016 7:55:44 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Always avoid meetings with time wasting morons, " Scott Adams Today I took the day off of work , I went to my aunts funeral, and then to the cemetery , Family and friends were then invited to a town restaurant for a lovely lunch . I did not attend because I had a 2 o'clock appointmen... Read more

  • Look Before you leap and Think before you speak!

    2/2/2016 8:47:31 PM, by PURENLOVELY

    A friend ask me to support her in 5k walk/run for colon cancer in April. Quick to respond and wanting to let her know that I was there for her, I excitedly exclaimed -of course, yes! Later in the week, I received a text message from a friend in common stating -I admire you for doing the 5k with frie... Read more

  • read

    2/2/2016 7:29:20 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Read at every wait; read at all hours; read within leisure; read in times of labor; read as one goes in; read as one goes out. The task of the educated mind is simply put: read to lead'" Marcus Tullius Cicero Thank you everyone for the nice thoughts and prayers for my aunt who passed to y... Read more

  • February 1 - Credit Card

    2/1/2016 5:17:42 PM, by JUDITH1654

    Got one paid off completely about a week ago! 244... Read more

  • New Exercise Video

    1/31/2016 11:58:33 PM, by JOANN25

    I started a new exercise video today: Leslie Sansone, Just Walk, Walk to the Hits Party Song. It was upbeat, Used the HIIT(High Intensity Interval Training) burst ever so often in it. I was only able to do 2 out of the 3 miles and was really producing a sweat by the time I reached two miles. I ... Read more

  • Earth Mother

    1/31/2016 7:56:43 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Earth mother , star mother You who are called by a thousand names , May all remember we are all cells in your body and dance together . You are the grain and the loaf That sustains us each day , And as you are patient with our struggles to learn... Read more

  • Weekends are my kryptonite

    1/31/2016 10:25:19 AM, by MDROWE76

    I do so good during the work week. And then Saturday comes and I derail. Not eating the right foods. Not tracking like I should. No working out. Sleep schedule is totally different which also usually gives me a headache. And I have no idea how to change this routine. I just want to be a bum on the w... Read more

  • Get into the game

    1/30/2016 8:37:06 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    "Get into the game " Helen Thomas I slept a glorious ten hours today . When I awoke the sun was shining bright as I talked and snuggled with my husband the third shiftier before he went to sleep, He asked if I was going to walk because he said it was warm out, I thought of my walk as I... Read more

  • Aloha Sunshine

    1/29/2016 8:06:01 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Today was Aloha Friday . My favorite day . I started my day with my favorite coffee and an egg sandwich. I kept my head down and my island spirits up at work. I even caught myself singing along to the songs on the radio. i enjoyed my lunch and read a good book and just chilled and was at pea... Read more

  • Thankfully Thursday

    1/28/2016 7:14:25 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Its thankfully thursday what are you thankful for I am thankful for my 34 minute walk after work I am thankful that it is almost time to go to bed. I am thankful for my family I am thankful that I didn't kill my coworker yet the one that got to stay for an extra month , ... Read more

  • Paleo Destined

    1/27/2016 9:11:32 AM, by CHAOSDAD71

    After a pretty serious multiday IBS episode am committing and looking forward to going Paleo... been searching all over Spark and other places if any knows of good resources for foods/recipes/ etc anything Paleo - please drop me a comment!... Read more

  • Build your wings

    1/26/2016 7:03:18 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down, " Ray Bradbury Well it is official and no april fools joke my last day of work will be April's 1 . Always fun to have your boss tell you you have been selected to leave 10 minutes before your termination meeting i... Read more

  • First day of Physical Therapy is done

    1/26/2016 10:30:09 AM, by TRACY9103

    Yesterday both my girls had PT. It was a very long day. Wake do school work go to PT, come home do more school work, take a nap, the up get take older daughter to PT, walk with 14 yr old while 22 yr old is doing PT. Then it back home to vacuum, wash dishes, do laundry, get girls to bed, then log in ... Read more

  • Shine

    1/25/2016 7:17:14 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Find things that shine and move towards them." Mia Farrow We are not talking money here . But positive people, Happy circumstances , the sun on your face. A baby's laughter , And while we are at it don't forget to shine also, Smile at someone today , Keep looking for Hugs , Happiness... Read more

  • 9 days left

    1/25/2016 3:38:53 AM, by TRACY9103

    So my 48th Birthday will be on Feb 3rd. So how I have got to remember to put myself on the payroll. I started by buying myself a beautiful sweater. I have to learn I am just as important as my family. I promise to take my health, happiness, and sanity first and everyone else second. This is ve... Read more

  • Time to start

    1/24/2016 8:17:06 PM, by TRACY9103

    putting myself first. This is the first time I bought for myself and not felt guilty about buying for me. ... Read more

  • Give the gift of encouragement

    1/24/2016 7:40:34 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " The Gift " " The gift of encouragement should be given each day---- Pass it out freely And in gentle ways There's no need for ribbons to make it look grand --- Just the simple encouragement Of a kind helping hand . Joan Stephen I must say my f... Read more

  • Don't wait.... its Aloha Friday

    1/22/2016 8:07:57 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Don't wait until the time or the market is just right to start investing ---- start now. The best time to plant an oak tree was twenty years ago-- the second best time is now. " James Stowers Jr. Don't wait .... Invest in yourself today !!!!! Take care of you NOW!!!! You are s... Read more

  • No excuse

    1/20/2016 11:20:28 PM, by JOANN25

    When your day looks hectic and you say..Can't exercise today...too much to do today. I need to have a talk to myself. It goes like this: Self: I need to exercise today but I have too much to do Excuse buster: You know that if you wanted to do something, you would find a way to manage your ... Read more

  • You are awesome

    1/20/2016 7:07:55 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " I never try to tell anybody else what to do, number one. And number two I think that's what the individual is all about . Each one of us has something to contribute.....Each one possesses exactly what each one is working out, and what each one works out relates to their particular set of circ... Read more

  • On my way!!!

    1/19/2016 9:19:29 PM, by KARENRENEE82

    Well this is week 3 for me and I must say it's becoming easier and easier. I have more energy and stamina. I can work out longer and harder with out feeling like I want to die lol. When I started this I had finally decided I was the only person who could hinder me. I started at 212 and wearing a siz... Read more

  • trust uncertainty to bring you clarity

    1/19/2016 6:13:32 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Trust uncertainty to bring you clarity ." Joanna Swanger Work is a total mess, We all know the place is closing in June for good. no one knows who is leaving or staying for how long . Will my friends all leave and I'll be stuck here is a common question, Will there be enough work for my depa... Read more

  • Poem For A King (by R.Slade)

    1/19/2016 1:28:15 AM, by SAX_88

    Poem For A King (Written on 15Jan01, in respectful honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) Today is a holiday so many take for granted- Although its meaning is more vast than the Atlantic. It strives (everyday) to reach out and touch us- But so many of us allow ignora... Read more

  • get into nature

    1/18/2016 8:03:24 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently." Bill Watterson We brought my daughter back to college today . She was home for over a month with us on Christmas break. We had a blast. This morning it was in the low twenties with a strong w... Read more

  • Productive 3 day Weekend!!

    1/18/2016 2:40:31 PM, by KTTAYLOR21

    I have made the best out of my 3 day weekend with hitting the gym. I am so proud of me!! I went to Zumba Saturday and Sunday morning and this morning I went to Body Jam which is only offered Monday morning at 9:30 am. My husband told me like a year ago that I would this class but I work Monday's an... Read more

  • thank you

    1/17/2016 9:39:31 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " No act of kindness However small is ever wasted ." Author Unknown Thanks so much for your constant help and encouragement it means a great deal to me, It helps to keep me moving forward, Tomorrow we bring my daughter back to college it will be sad to see her go , I have had g... Read more

  • Did soooo bad today

    1/17/2016 5:31:09 PM, by MDROWE76

    So it starts with last night. An older friend of my husband's invited us to see a live band at a bar that is about an hour from our house. Band didn't go on until 9pm. Had a great time dancing and drinking. Should not have drank as much as I did but I did. We didn't get home until 2am. Did not set a... Read more

  • you make your world

    1/16/2016 7:27:05 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    "Your assumptions are your windows on the world. scrub them off every once in awhile or the light won't come in . " Alan Alda It is going to be a stressful week at work this week. My company has been downsizing it's way to a closing in June. This week is the next wave of people leaving. The... Read more

  • Wooohooo so happy

    1/16/2016 12:12:52 PM, by TRACY9103

    Ok so my fitbit flex wristband broken and I called and was sent a new one. At the same time I went to amazon and bought a few extra ones. I am so happy yhey are finally here, now I can change it up a little bit. Time to get moving.... Read more

  • Great Day

    1/13/2016 6:41:01 PM, by MIRACLE47

    Yes, I actually feel much better since doing three of the Sparkpeople Challenges started in January. I just hope things will start looking better for me physically and psychologically in 2016.... Read more

  • No complaints

    1/12/2016 7:38:05 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " You can overcome anything if you don't bellyache . " Bernard Baruch Do you have a list of complaints, then toss them in the trash, Replace them with gratitude and thankfulness . Your days and life will go better . You will find yourself more positive., happier and Healthier , Keep l... Read more