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  • I lost 5 pounds

    10/17/2017 4:19:35 PM, by REDDYOUNG

    I feel good but alot more work to go.πŸ©πŸ†... Read more

  • Side by side comparison of healthy fats

    10/16/2017 2:28:07 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

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  • My side car drivers

    10/16/2017 1:11:01 PM, by REDDYOUNG

    I hope all of you have a great week.... Read more

  • MISSED MY GOAL TODAY

    10/16/2017 12:09:38 AM, by JOANN25

    Sundays are really hard for me to be active. There's church in the morning and, for now, football in the afternoon. I was about 2000 short. I will have the baby tomorrow so will try to pick times when I can exercise when she doesn't require so much attention. I am going to work really har... Read more

  • Thinking

    10/15/2017 5:58:15 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Hubs and I are trying to find a reasonable price place to visit in July. It is up in the air if we want the beach which is pricey. Or do we want to go back to MN to visit his mom again. Is there anywhere else worth going that is reasonable that time of the year. It is over $1000 for a hotel for ... Read more

  • At a star trek convention

    10/15/2017 11:54:32 AM, by REDDYOUNG

    In a hotel in San Francisco trying to be good and eat right. Having fun... Read more

  • I WANT A

    10/15/2017 10:35:49 AM, by XOIYASPARK

    I want a soda so badly. It has been 85 days since I've had one. Yesterday Oct. 14, 2017 I almost got one from McDonalds but I opted for their nasty lemonade instead (I didn't end up finishing it). The urge of having one is there and I keep saying to myself nope you are doing good not having one. ... Read more

  • Silly or Not

    10/15/2017 7:47:46 AM, by LINREVETTE

    Today when I logged in to track my breakfast, it showed I had already consumed 300 calories ... hmmmm .... how did I do that ... Upon further investigation I find that yesterday's lunch and a snack were logged for Sunday not Saturday. That means I ate way more calories yesterday than I t... Read more

  • MADE MY 8000 STEP GOAL TODAY

    10/14/2017 11:49:32 PM, by JOANN25

    i had a productive day doing quite a bit. I walked a lot and made my 8000 step goal. I had been away for awhile so I started low at 8000 and am working my way back up. It took me 3 days to get to this point. I'll leave it here a few days then I'll increase to 10000 and get on track. I had t... Read more

  • Operation Christmas Child kick off

    10/13/2017 10:02:07 PM, by REDDYOUNG

    Had a long week. Work was rough. Bosses being picky and demanding. But I am here with 25 people kick off. Have a wonderful weekend 😎😎... Read more

  • Mom's rant over toilet

    10/12/2017 2:54:33 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Sigh! I am ready to bang MY head. We made a deal with her that she could go to the homecoming football game with her friends from school since the spec ed department stays late for the games to let them have fun and all. Fine. She went to school today got pissed at the teacher and pooped her... Read more

  • Another loss

    10/12/2017 2:42:10 PM, by GKNIGHT69

    Down to 274 pounds. Started at 295. That's 21 pounds down so far. It will never be as fast as I want to lose it but slowly but surely I am getting healthier.... Read more

  • UPDATE!! Found! Find Isabella McCarble

    10/12/2017 7:45:59 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Can't believe - well, I can - this world is suffering greatly - but Isabella is the granddaughter of long time family of ours. Her aunt and cousins attend my local congregation in KS. The grandparents are in the Houston metro. She has an Aunt expecting twins...not sure if it was her family's house a... Read more

  • Spurs and Kinks

    10/11/2017 10:11:41 PM, by LINREVETTE

    Sounds like it should be fun !!! It's not, supposedly my thyroid levels are finally where they need to be ... foot pain is caused by bone spurs in both feet and now some sort of kink/pain in my knee (new today) .. Tomorrow will be a new day .... Managed to eat within my calorie range today, ... Read more

  • Finally some good news

    10/11/2017 10:53:20 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    The agency just hired a new girl to work with Meg. Yay. That took just over a week and a half. The process is long esp since the person has to have a background check with CPS. Dont want no issues there. Great day so far despite I'm just being lazy listening to music. Dont feel much like w... Read more

  • Rainy day

    10/11/2017 7:23:37 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    So finally here in the RVa area its raining. Even had some thunder this am. I am so sleepy this am...must be that rain! So for weigh in wed I am 231.0 I am ok with that. At least no gain this week. My daughter is feeling better....or at least not behaving that way anymore. homec... Read more

  • Play time

    10/11/2017 1:24:24 AM, by REDDYOUNG

    Having a good week. Getting my 10,000 steps in. Eating better. Life is good 😎 Have a great hump day.... Read more

  • STEPS COMING BACK ON WEDNESDAY

    10/11/2017 12:13:24 AM, by JOANN25

    i AM PROUD TO SAY THAT I PURCHASED A FIT BIT FLEX2 TODAY SO I CAN GET BACK TO MY EXERCISE CHALLENGES. WINDY WEDNESDAY IS THE DAY I CAN START TRACKING AGAIN AND GET MY STEPS BACK ON TARGET. I THOUGHT I WOULD GET AN EXERCISE VIDEO IN TODAY BUT DIDN'T MAKE IT. HAD A COUPLE OF MEETINGS AT CHU... Read more

  • Vegetable beef stew

    10/10/2017 8:14:21 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Homemade soup today. Stew beef 1.5 lb seared. I put garlic/onion/meat tenderizer on it and brown a bit. Chopped onion Chopped celery Chopped carrots beef broth water 1 can of diced tomato 3 potatoes diced 1 can of corn put in slow cooker and cook on low all day.... Read more

  • Just a thought on this Tuesday

    10/10/2017 7:57:52 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Everyone has their battles. I have my share. I struggle more than most people know. Try to be positive. Up 3 lbs this am on the scale. Was upset then I saw this posted on the community feed. It puts into perspective the smallest accomplishment can be huge for someone. I hope at the end of thi... Read more

  • STEPPING OUT ON TUESDAY ...

    10/10/2017 12:24:18 AM, by JOANN25

    with an exercise video 311,, piano work 335 and lots of movement. 320 . WEEKLY GOAL: Stay Focused 40 , eat healthier 550 and exercise 34 . TUESDAY GOAL: Walking video, piano work, exercise video Monday did not quite go as planned as I ended up keeping my great grand daughter. Mi... Read more

  • IT IS GOING TO BE A GREAT WEEK

    10/9/2017 11:03:18 AM, by JOANN25

    MONDAY EVERYONE....NO DOOM AND GLOOM FOR ME. MY GOAL THIS WEEK IS TO STAY POSITIVE, EAT HEALTHY AND EXERCISE. MONDAY GOAL IS TO STAY FOCUSED, DO AN EXERCISE VIDEO, AND BE HAPPY. EVERYONE HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND i WILL CATCH YOU TOMORROW. ... Read more

  • Enough already!

    10/9/2017 7:35:25 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    So Happy Monday! Columbus day. 1/2 day at school. yay...not!!!! So we had an excellent weekend. Food prep. shopping. Walking etc etc etc. Then this am.........she goes and craps all over my house. On purpose. Like just sat there and did it. Knew she had to go. The life with aut... Read more

  • MIND & BODY MAKEOVER CHALLENGE, DAY 26

    10/8/2017 8:04:24 PM, by KTTAYLOR21

    My scale this morning looked pretty much like Day 1 of this challenge. How acceptable is that? No at all!! And to think I have the nerve to look at my husband with a critical eye every time he talk about something good he would like to eat, everytime he decides he's going to eat something else wh... Read more

  • Sunday 10-8

    10/8/2017 12:34:08 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Hey there! Happy Sunday. We all did a 2.5 mile walk. Took me almost an hour. Normally wouldnt take me long but my knee is hurting today real bad. Very humid and supposed to rain. I am going to ice it. Staying on track with diet as well. Day 3 of tracking food. It helps to see what I am ... Read more

  • cheers to a successful Saturday

    10/7/2017 10:03:56 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Hope you all had a successful Saturday . I did , Some of my highlights eggs for breakfast. A huge salad for lunch with greens , pineapple and strawberries , apple, cheese nuts, and and pumpkin seeds. 12000 steps .!!!! Lots of moving and grooving at my job. A lovely half hour walk in the fall sigh... Read more

  • Food prep week 1

    10/7/2017 6:27:02 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Not too bad but took me 2 1/2 hours to prep it all. Starting with meat then to veggies ... Read more

  • Today's Food

    10/7/2017 5:50:38 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Breakfast: 3 eggs scrambled with colby jack cheese on it. 4 slices of turkey bacon, 2 cups of coffee and diet coke. Lunch: Left over chinese food Snack: granola bar Dinner: Turkey burger with pepper jack cheese slice, zoodles with onions.... Read more

  • Grocery List

    10/7/2017 4:53:29 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    I had to get a few extra things on this list that I wont next week. I am going Thursday for next weeks groceries. I dont drive at the moment so we're going with my g-ma. This weeks: Grapes (3 lb) Halos (3lb) Bananas Olive oil mayo Minced onion Garlic Salt (lawrys) 2 gre... Read more

  • Something Different

    10/7/2017 3:04:41 PM, by AINTSKEERD

    If you followed my original journey you are well aware of my focus on balanced nutrition and no gimmicks. At that time I had nothing but time to focus on meal planning and preparation, outlining and executing my workouts religiously. Fast-forward 9 years. What's different? Very little time ava... Read more

  • Yesterday's food

    10/7/2017 9:52:31 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    So I think once a day I'll put my food list here. Maybe that way I can tweek my diet further. Breakfast, 3 eggs, colby jack cheese on top, 4 slices of turkey bacon, 2 cup of coffee. Lunch: Hunan Shrimp with broccoli and carrots over rice Dinner: Zoodles (zucchini, yellow squash, ye... Read more

  • 5% challenge start

    10/7/2017 9:25:05 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    So I do the biggest loser challenge and today also starts the 5% challenge for the fall. I am hoping both go well. Going to the store today with a specific list. Here is a before pic.... Read more

  • my work investors inspection over😎

    10/5/2017 7:32:49 PM, by REDDYOUNG

    We passed. I am rewarding myself with a massage. So I can recover from a very long week. Tomorrow is Friday and I will get off early so I will be able to play with Bella & Rocksy... Read more

  • changing me changing you

    10/4/2017 9:39:54 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    I went for a walk today in the beautiful fall weather. I walk by this one tree daily , I noticed it was changing daily, The leaves are getting brighter and many are falling off, Just like we are slowly losing weight and if were not then small changes are happening throughout your body. Every day and... Read more

  • Dear all sweet ladies out there

    10/4/2017 9:29:10 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    This is to all who struggle Answer a question for me. I am a mom of 2 (from a prev relationship), stepmom of 4 I've never met. I am diabetic with it uncontrolled. Trying to control is so hard. With that being said. I work my butt off. Cleaning, cooking food. Never ask the hubs for An... Read more

  • Ever wanna just give up

    10/3/2017 10:40:54 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Despite the great day, it always seems like something. I have spoken about this before, but I feel alone in this when it comes to the hubs at times. Tonight is one of those nights. Unsupportive, totally disconnected. It sucks. Sometimes I just want to be alone. I think sometimes its whats best... Read more

  • Turning towards the positive side of things

    10/3/2017 7:45:14 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    I started to walk before work sometimes its only 20 minutes or 10 today was 35 minutes. It was cool and the air was crisp I wore my hoodie and the sweatpants and tee shirt i slept in with a warm sweatshirt over it. I find it so much easier to do this then i shower and get changed for work. I noti... Read more

  • Much better Tuesday

    10/3/2017 6:52:22 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    What a beautiful day it was. Sunny. Not a lot of wind, no rain. 75 today. No humidity. Perfect day to walk. Got 6 miles total today. As for dinner, turkey burger with colby jack cheese, peppers, and some fried squash in olive oil. Yum... Read more

  • Finally - another loss!

    10/3/2017 4:23:03 PM, by GKNIGHT69

    It has been a long time but I finally lost another 1.6 pounds. That makes 19 pounds so far. It's slow but I am trying.... Read more

  • Hoping for a much better day

    10/3/2017 7:14:13 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    67 67 67 67 67 67 67 Happy Tuesday! Yesterday, exercise and diet-I was spot on. But despite that, my day SUCKED. My autistic daughter had the worst day that we've had in a long time. For those who dont know, autism can throw kids major issues ie if one thing goes wrong it sets them o... Read more

  • Chicken lollipops

    10/2/2017 6:55:49 PM, by REDDYOUNG

    I had a great weekend. Monday was ok. But not great πŸ˜‚... Read more

  • Quote by Marianne Williamson

    10/2/2017 5:52:32 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    β€œOur deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your ... Read more

  • A Perfect Storm

    10/2/2017 9:07:38 AM, by AINTSKEERD

    We are mostly settled into the new homestead. It’s literally a dream come true; out of town, close to town, naturally landscaped, forested surroundings. Beautiful. Every day on the drive home from work I literally thank the universe for our blessings. More importantly, our beautiful grandbaby,... Read more

  • A conversation the brought a lot of things to light

    10/2/2017 7:33:19 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    So let me share some things prior to joining spark that I felt and had on my computer b/c I could totally relate each day. Just a note, I am not that person anymore bc I have found a lot of good in life but let me share anyhow and then explain the conversation that me and the hubs had over the week... Read more

  • Well Rocksy is enjoying her new life

    10/2/2017 12:37:44 AM, by REDDYOUNG

    She had her first firepit. Diet & walking. Bella is starting to relax. Rocksy is around 25 pounds. So she has alot of work to go.... Read more

  • AWESOME DAY

    10/1/2017 11:42:02 PM, by JOANN25

    593 I had a wonderful day today. It started with church this morning .. an 345 service in church this morning with a great choir 335 special along with our quartet singing in the offertory spot. This was communion Sunday which is always special. Did not get a lot of exercise today as I to... Read more

  • Sending Sunday Blessings

    10/1/2017 7:45:10 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Stopping to send you some Sunday blessings and the power and motivation to make healthy and happy choices all week, Look for your happy , Search for some smiles, Share your laughter . Be kind and wise, Take care of you and others and have the best week ever. We can do this Keep looking for Hugs, ha... Read more

  • New Dinner Idea

    10/1/2017 7:02:14 PM, by KTTAYLOR21

    I tried something new for dinner today and I have been wanting to try this for a while now.... yellow and green squash noodles. I cut some chicken breast up into cubes, sauteed them in a little bit of water just until they were fully cooked, poured the water off of the chicken and then added my squa... Read more

  • Happy

    10/1/2017 5:50:52 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    So I am happy. Today has turned out ok. Did a lot of food prep, got them to help which was a plus! I am also down 2 lbs this week from 232.........but this is all weight I had regained when I was sick for 7 weeks. So I am happy to hit 230!!! Anyways, on the list to do tonight, a 2 mile wa... Read more

  • We never know if this is the last day to show our love....

    10/1/2017 2:20:31 PM, by BARBARADELFA

    Today is a hard day. Found out this morning that a friend of mine was in an accident when she left work Friday night. She hit a tree and her airbags did not deploy. She has been on life support until her family gets here from Florida today. Probably about now they are all there and are taking her of... Read more

  • Bbq grilled watermelon salad

    10/1/2017 12:48:43 PM, by REDDYOUNG

    I had a blast at my bbq class. I needed to get away and relax. Today I get to work in my yard. Play with my puppies.... Read more

  • Ugly Sunday

    10/1/2017 12:07:26 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    First of all, not going to grip but state a few things about this day. First. Sundays normally suck in general. My daughters aide did 2 no shows this weekend, so she's fired. The agency is trying to find a new person but that is hard bc she's autistic and people have to have some understanding o... Read more

  • I took a bbq class tod as y

    9/30/2017 9:24:15 PM, by REDDYOUNG

    I eat some pork. I did not pig out stayed with beff .no chocolate bbq cake or any other junk. I was good but I can still smell it bbqing on the grill. Have a great day... Read more

  • Sending Saturday Smiles

    9/30/2017 7:47:58 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Good Day Spark Friends .I am sending you Saturday Smiles . Can you feel them . I am sending warm hugs and a feeling of peace . I am sending tranquility and blessings . I am sending you much love, warmth and understanding. Please pass it on . May the rest of your days be filled with JOY my friends. K... Read more

  • End of September

    9/30/2017 12:06:15 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    September has flown by so fast. The last day of September is beautiful here. High is 72 today. Great and awesome walking weather. Hubs gets off work in a couple of hours so we can walk. Trying to finish this next weeks grocery list. I think the best thing is to make the list and what is on it ... Read more

  • FANTASTIC HOUSEWORK DAY

    9/30/2017 12:02:37 AM, by JOANN25

    My main activity today was housework. I have been slacking off due to my surgery but I got the go ahead to exercise etc. and decided today would be housework. This included picking up, rearranging furniture, vacuuming (did the mopping yesterday).. I have one room to go and it will all look great... Read more

  • my new job

    9/29/2017 7:44:09 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    A lot of you asked how my first day on the job went it went really well, The job is super easy, No talking on the job 39 but that is okay . We all take lunch together , I got my 10000 steps in for the day .!!!! A lot of bending and lifting light packages and launching them or tossing them in pr... Read more

  • 4 years together

    9/29/2017 7:01:46 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Life isn't always perfect. We have had many ups and many downs. But I wouldnt have it any other way. I love him. Never thought I'd find someone that was so simple, yet amazing. We are both very simple minded people. We dont live beyond our means, try hard to do most stuff together. It's... Read more

  • TGIF Part 2

    9/29/2017 5:15:57 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Thank goodness today is Friday. Making chicken and veggies again for dinner. Loved last nights dinner so much we want more. Bummed on food today. Got chicken biscuit at McD's this am with my daughter and today is 4 year anniversary of being together so we went out for lunch. sigh. Ne... Read more

  • Happy Aloha Friday

    9/29/2017 8:31:51 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Just a short and sweet blog . Hope everyone has an awesome Aloha Friday hope the trade winds treat you well, Hope there is some sunshine in your day no matter what the weather . May the rest of your days be filled with Joy!!!! Keep looking for Hugs , Happiness and Healthy Living... Read more

  • Food questions

    9/28/2017 11:06:42 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    So just curious. For the following what do you do with them. I am trying to buy a week at a time for the most part. *Green peppers/Red Peppers *Apples *strawberries *zucchini *grapes *salad Do you cut them up and put in the fridge? Do you place in the fridge? What are your s... Read more

  • Checking In

    9/28/2017 9:15:30 PM, by KTTAYLOR21

    I am just getting in from Zumba and really glad I went. I had a really good time and saw some new routines that were super fun!! I got my water in today and hope to see some progress in the right direct. I also did abs and obliques today a well. I hope you all are having a great Friday Eve! T... Read more

  • Get up and go!!!!

    9/28/2017 7:46:24 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    I get so much more energy when I get up early and start my day with exercise, I have been lucky I make sure I retire the same time every night around 10. I have been waking up before the alarm rings at 6 .. It only took me two weeks to get in sync. The minute I awaken the exercise clothes go on, Sh!... Read more

  • Happy Thursday

    9/28/2017 7:38:43 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Today was a great day. Hubs was off. Relaxed a bit. We made a delish dinner tonight. I made some baked chicken (cooked till it falls apart), zoodles with red/green peppers and a red onion chopped in olive oil, some mashed potatoes and gravy. I only had a little gravy about a tsp. I wanted it f... Read more

  • Wisdom without a shelf life: Five enduring food rules you can trust - Cara Rosenbloom

    9/27/2017 10:53:27 PM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Finally reading through the paper and saw this article: "Wisdom without a shelf life: Five enduring food rules you can trust" by Cara Rosenbloom www.nwherald.com/2017/09/22/wi
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  • Humid Wednesday

    9/27/2017 8:03:17 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    So today has been a good day. In the following ways. I got some extra rest. I made a menu for this Sundays grocery store trip. Watched some Law and Order SVU. Got some housework done. But in the negative, I didnt work out today. Just wasnt feeling it. We all have those days. I took a me day... Read more

  • Being positive and the power of exercise

    9/27/2017 7:16:01 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Some of you know I recently had to leave a job because of another hostile employee. This employee had many relatives at the job one of who was a union rep, So I left about two weeks ago. I as you can guess was feeling down for awhile. Why? did this women hate me and only me. Was I lacking ? , no... Read more

  • Well I have maxed out my points

    9/27/2017 12:50:44 PM, by REDDYOUNG

    I have maxed out points for work with a little ov r a month still to go. I.will start hitting the gym next week. I have been working on my knee again it feels better. Still taking some pain pills but not daily. I feel good 😎... Read more

  • Depression, Vegans, Vegetarian diet - may be connections? Drs Oz & Roizen

    9/27/2017 8:29:01 AM, by PROVERBS31JULIA

    Saw an article this morning from Drs Oz & Roizen - seems being a vegan or vegetarian can make one at higher risk for depression. They share some vegetarian food sources to help with depression to build up supplies of B-12, iron, zinc, Omega-3s, etc. http://arcamax.com/healthandsp
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  • INCONSISTENT

    9/27/2017 12:47:13 AM, by JOANN25

    I have always been fairly consistent. However, the last few weeks have really been hard to do what I need to do. I had my surgery and get the stitches out Thursday. They had to cut out quite a bit of my hair and it is quite noticeable. Better that than still having the cancer inside. They did g... Read more

  • its thankfully tuesday

    9/26/2017 7:47:07 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Went for a beautiful walk this morning thankful for the cool and the fog before the humid and hot rolled in. Spent hours applying for jobs on the computer . You would think I was trying to get a job protecting the president or something. Thankful I am well enough to apply and go through the stressfu... Read more

  • Forward Progress

    9/26/2017 10:46:07 AM, by KTTAYLOR21

    Happy Tuesday Spark Fam!! Yesterday I was none stop and did not blog once I got home. When I thought about it I was in bed and it was 12:03 am. Oh well so here I am today blogging when I should be preparing for my 11 am meeting 24 Yesterday I started out the gate GREAT!! *Breakfast:... Read more

  • Oh bird poop it's Monday again

    9/25/2017 11:49:56 AM, by REDDYOUNG

    Bella enjoyed the weekend way too much. We got to work in the backyard all weekend 😎... Read more

  • Today I begin for the last time!!

    9/25/2017 11:46:30 AM, by RAGNAR359

    I have been slacking a lot and I can't have this in my life. It has been making me be like a sloth, don't feel like doing anything, feeling down on myself!! Well today I say no more!! I will get myself in order and make a lifestyle change, I refuse to call it the D word!! I will get back to ... Read more

  • Another Monday

    9/25/2017 10:28:29 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    So this Monday started rough. Daughter has been regressing in the toilet area. Every time she learns something new, it seems that area has regression. So I spent the am cleaning her room/bathroom. Yesterday was my hubs birthday. We made homemade chinese food.....chicken with sauce, brown r... Read more

  • Adapting daily

    9/24/2017 6:57:23 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    Just wondering how you all are doing. Me, I am adapting my walking routine daily, Yes , I walk the same route. I walk at different times of day depending on my schedule, the weather and my energy levels, I also change my speed . Lately I have even changed my stride, About a month ago I had a heavy... Read more

  • Body & Mind Makeover Challenge

    9/24/2017 2:30:41 PM, by KTTAYLOR21

    Hello Spark Fam, no long time no see!! I hope all is well and steady Sparking. I have accepted a challenge with my dear friend GRACIE4ONE. This is a 6 month challenge that we both desperately need. We have working to get healthy with body and mind. As we are getting older this extra weight had reall... Read more

  • Well doing yard work with 2 dogs

    9/23/2017 6:34:19 PM, by REDDYOUNG

    Well we are going to add another puppy to our family. So today is a play day with bella. I am not used to w dog guarding me. I have not stepping on Rocksy but close😎... Read more

  • Soup to Nuts

    9/23/2017 5:58:58 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    That is what I had in my salad today , A few days ago I made lentils and rice I had leftover soup so I added it in. This afternoon I made a salad with an apple an orange , blueberries, coleslaw,without the dressing, greens , lentils and rice , almonds goat cheese carrots , cucumber and a splash of I... Read more

  • 2 Months Strong

    9/23/2017 8:46:08 AM, by XOIYASPARK

    Well it has been two months today that I haven't had any soda. Although about a week ago I almost had one but I changed my mind. I don't miss it. I feel better. My next goal is to get to exercising and cutting some more things out and adding healthier things into my diet. It has been a l... Read more

  • Ok it's Friday

    9/23/2017 2:03:00 AM, by REDDYOUNG

    I get to work in my yard again this weekend. Cooler temps. Back in the 90s next week... Read more

  • childishly fun aloha friday

    9/22/2017 8:01:56 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    This morning I put on my purple basketball shorts and a orange red and purple top. Yes I know that I am over 50 and yes I know everyone else outside was wearing long pants because it was only 60 degrees out. BUT I am NOT them. I AM ME!!!!! and thank God for that. I was looking for a light jacke... Read more

  • Progress and SP

    9/22/2017 8:58:08 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Doing a series of blogs today b/c I have tons on my mind. I see on the community feed all the time how people are dropping weight like crazy. Is that normal? Bc my weight loss journey has been slow as a tortoise. Slow and steady for me. I've been up and down the past 2 months. I am still conqu... Read more

  • Getting back to business

    9/22/2017 8:53:50 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    311 311 311 311 Did the first walk. Going in a bit to finish my daily step goal. Next week I am going to bump it to 10,000 just to see if I can do it. Now that the weather is chilly in the am, I can walk easier and faster. Yay. Here's to a fabulous Friday!!! 67 125... Read more

  • TGIF

    9/22/2017 7:23:46 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    First things first this am. Coffee. 271 Getting my daughter up for school. I think then I am going to go for a walk by myself. I havent wanted to do that since I dont like to walk that far by myself but I need to get moving. The scale.......the frustration. 192 Is ridiculous. Hurts my fe... Read more

  • Wow what an awesome day

    9/21/2017 8:58:11 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    What an awesome day I had! Honestly one of the best in the past few weeks. 487 490 311 362 Got up early today. Half day at my girls school so we didnt have a lot of time, but did 3 miles total today. Also did a 30 min country heat video. My my I am feeling it. Stayed on track wit... Read more

  • A sparkly day

    9/21/2017 10:44:33 AM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    There is no secret that I haven't been feeling my brightest lately. Having to leave a job because of a toxic worker will do that. Today I decided to change things in a more positive direction and you can also. I had forgotten about my morning routine, I had some extra money so I left early to ge... Read more

  • Long journey

    9/21/2017 9:21:33 AM, by LLHURST

    Just saying hello and good morning! We're all on this long journey together and I am wishing you well in making healthy choices today. 😊... Read more

  • Busy Wednesday

    9/20/2017 12:30:07 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    465 465 465 465 465 Got up first thing and walked this am. Got a ton of housework to do since I've been on my behind for weeks bc of bronchitis. Now I am feeling a lot better. Finally!!! I am glad fall is on it's way. I did 2 miles this am. Now I'm going to do one of the Leslie D... Read more

  • Today

    9/19/2017 5:35:07 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    It has been an ok day. The first part of the day was a bit sluggish to me. I just laid around. Then hubs got off work and we went out for chinese. Then walked to the Petsmart to get cat food and got 2 miles in. He's off for the next two days so we will be walking plenty I hope. Trying to get ... Read more

  • We may be getting another puppy

    9/19/2017 12:30:16 PM, by REDDYOUNG

    It will be some time in November 😎... Read more

  • KEEPING IN TOUCH

    9/19/2017 12:37:30 AM, by JOANN25

    Although I can't exercise due to my surgery last week, I am still eating healthy and doing other things that I can do during this time. Everything is going well. Still a little pain that makes me uncomfortable. Of course they had to cut my hair in the area of the skin cancer and that looks h... Read more

  • My heart hurts

    9/18/2017 2:33:09 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    46 Just heard the news of a good friend on SP that passed. When I returned back in March/April of this year to spark, Anissa (Miss-Willow) was the first person to send me the most friendliest message. When my hubs and I were going to MN this past summer, we were supposed to meet up with her while ... Read more

  • I had an awesome weekend

    9/18/2017 12:19:16 PM, by REDDYOUNG

    But back to the grinder of work.... Read more

  • Back to tracking

    9/18/2017 9:15:52 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Back to tracking I go. Lets see how long of a streak I can do with it. Logged food for breakfast and water from yesterday as well. I have never drank 8 glasses of water in a day. That has NEVER happened. I drank 3 diet cokes yesterday in addition but after my water. Today I had coffee and ... Read more

  • Happy Monday

    9/18/2017 7:21:25 AM, by JCOLEMAN15

    So another Monday is here. Time to get up and back on routine as best as I can. I know I stayed in bed most of the day yesterday. I feel like crap still honestly. I got my coffee. I am thinking about making some eggs and turkey bacon. Very low carb. It looks beautiful outside (m... Read more

  • Day 51

    9/18/2017 6:20:46 AM, by BARBARADELFA

    Today is day 51 since I returned to SparkPeople. I was at my heaviest EVER and so very disgusted with myself. I have lost a total of 17 pounds so far. Some of it has been easy...some hard. Yesterday, I read all of my old blog entries. I was so positive throughout my weight loss journey. When I... Read more

  • Feeling blah still

    9/17/2017 7:58:03 PM, by JCOLEMAN15

    Runny nose, nasty hacking cough, not being myself and just blah. I am ready for this sickness to go away. I need to really start managing my diabetes bc without medical insurance I cant afford the meds. I am going to apply for free meds thru the pharmaceutical companies. I drank 6 glasses of... Read more