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    7/23/2016 11:46:28 PM, by JOANN25

    First, remember to make healthy food choices. Second, remember to exercise. Third, remember the many tips you learned from Spark People and your friends and supporters. Life doesn't have to stop without internet. Improvise and get back with the program as soon as it is up and going again.... Read more

  • Humid Weather, Pain and Program

    7/22/2016 8:57:32 PM, by MIRACLE47

    It has been another humid day in Memphis. I was able to hit my program today even if it had to be done outside. I got to find a specialist to help me control the physical pain.... Read more

  • One Day at a Time

    7/22/2016 5:08:16 PM, by BDJOHNSON

    We had a family crisis this week, and it robbed me of my appetite. As a result, I dropped between four and five pounds. I am taking my life one day at a time. One hour at a time. One minute at a time. One second at a time. 39... Read more

  • Monday, July 18th...Restart

    7/21/2016 6:49:52 AM, by IMAGIRL2

    Restarting counting calories/sp. Weigh 171.0. Trying to stay motivated and positive. SparkPeople is motivating and uplifting.... Read more

  • Quiet your mind

    7/20/2016 8:07:32 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace , like a clock during a thunderstorm." Robert Louis Stevenson, This morning as I started getting ready for my walk I decided to keep it quiet, I left the ipod and happy tunes home. I ... Read more

  • Specialist

    7/20/2016 2:13:39 PM, by MIRACLE47

    My specialist appointment didn't go as planned but we do have some action steps to take with us.... Read more

  • Don't be angry

    7/19/2016 9:03:31 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Two things you should never be angry at: what you can help and what you cannot help." Thomas Fuller Today was a beautiful cooler day and I had so much to be thankful for, I headed out on a very slow walk . The air was cool the sky was blue, The chipmunks, squirrels and birds all greeted me. ... Read more

  • Painful Day - Five

    7/17/2016 8:45:56 PM, by MIRACLE47

    It has been another painful day so took it easy and just cleaned up house and did homework.... Read more

  • Be fresh on Sunday

    7/17/2016 8:35:37 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " I am thankful for Laughter , except when milk comes out of my nose. " Woody Allen I am not a fan of Woody Allen at all , nor am I a fan of milk in my nose, I am especially saddened by the senseless tragedies in Baton Rouge and other parts of the country, The only thing that makes me feel a... Read more

  • Are you in the game or on the sidelines ?

    7/16/2016 7:31:33 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Just don't give up trying to do what you really wanted to do. Where there is love and inspiration , I don't think you can go wrong. " Ella Fitzgerald Are you on the sidelines waiting to get in the game?. I'm sidelined this time with a lovely summer cold but I've been here before with a fr... Read more

  • Another Painful Week

    7/16/2016 5:40:59 PM, by MIRACLE47

    I still managed to walk but am physically in lot of pain. I can't wait to see OB/GYN this coming Tuesday now.... Read more

  • If i had an extra hour...

    7/14/2016 3:31:15 PM, by JOANN25

    I would plan better...meals , exercise,trackingand make better decisions about my time.... Read more

  • I did it my way

    7/12/2016 8:55:32 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " I have no regrets. I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say . " Ingrid Bergman It is often hard to realize that it is your life, We can live it anyway we choose. This morning I chose to head out for an early morning stroll. ... Read more

  • Drinking my water

    7/11/2016 11:56:14 PM, by JOANN25

    I have made a commitment to drink more water. I have been making my 64 ounces without drinking tea, etc. and using these for water. I am actually drinking water and in doing so I have cut down on my Dr. Peppers. I have only had one today. That's great for me. I did cut back some on my step... Read more

  • Believe that you can

    7/10/2016 1:45:20 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Believe that you can and you're half way there ." Theodore Roosevelt So much hate and violence in the world. It is hard to get up and be up, It is hard to try . We can't let that stop us. We have to believe . Believe it will get better. Believe that there is more love than hate . Believe ... Read more

  • Dream

    7/5/2016 8:22:28 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning," Gloria Steinem As many of you know I have been unemployed for awhile, Lot's of time to dream. And eat, and exercise. My weight has been steadily climbing as a result of being less active, okay , okay and eating . Since April my weight has been a st... Read more


    7/5/2016 12:22:54 AM, by JOANN25


  • Guns, Fireworks and No Sleep

    7/5/2016 12:18:36 AM, by MIRACLE47

    Yes, it has been three nights of gun firing, fireworks and not even two hours of sleep in three nights. NyQuil and ear plugs not helping since bed closest to gun shots.... Read more

  • secret to happiness

    7/4/2016 8:05:12 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself." Alice Walker Happy Monday fourth of July hope you had a great day full of smiles. Keep looking for Hugs , Happiness and Healthy Living... Read more


    7/4/2016 12:03:05 AM, by JOANN25

    Just finished a great week. I have ate healthy meals most of the time. When I stray I get right back on it. Exercise has been good. I placed a video player in the living room so I can exercise there where I have more space. Started a new Leslie Sansone Just Walk Fat Blaster. It is grea... Read more

  • Limiting my desires

    7/3/2016 8:47:50 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them . " John Stuart Mill This morning I was off to get my favorite breakfast sandwich which always brings me happiness and I decided to try a lighter , less calorie choice and found my self happier... Read more

  • The great affair is to move

    7/2/2016 8:16:21 PM, by ALEXSGIRL1

    " I travel not to go anywhere , but to go.. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. " Robert Louis Stevenson My daughter and I went on an epic adventure together to the beach. We traveled an hour and half on the highway and she drove expertly the whole way, She made it throu... Read more

  • Day 15 Core

    6/29/2016 11:35:54 PM, by XOIYASPARK

    Well another day has come and gone. Day 16 of the 30 day Jump Start is done. I'm feeling kind of good with myself. I'm able to do Modified Planks a little bit longer now, but I've been having issues with my arms but still tried. I had to modify the bicycle crunch to knees bent and then bring the... Read more

  • Day 14 Upper Body

    6/28/2016 11:15:15 PM, by XOIYASPARK

    Day 14 done. It was Day 15 of the 30 Day Jump Start challenge for me and i completed it. I added a few extras that werent listed. I'm doing better. Nutrition is still something i'm struggling with. I started out good but have hit a roadblock with it. Motivation was starting to dwindl... Read more

  • Day 13 Yoga

    6/28/2016 7:39:23 AM, by XOIYASPARK

    Well this day got away from me. Didn't do any yoga but I did do some exercising. Will be back with Day 14 later.... Read more


    6/27/2016 11:50:54 PM, by JOANN25

    Did really good on my exercising today. Also ate healthy snack was a smoothie, Six Star Instant Protein Snack....added peaches for a fruit and more flavor to the smoothie. Enjoyed it better than a cookie or a piece of left over birthday cake. I'm going to keep on sparking.... Read more

  • Day 12 Lower Body Booty Blaster

    6/26/2016 10:16:00 PM, by XOIYASPARK

    Well Day 13 of the 30 Day Jump Start is done. I did them earlier but this is the first time I've been on since I finished them. I did all of them except the Genie Sit. I'm feeling good about my progress on the exercises. Now to get back on track with the eating. ... Read more

  • Sweating

    6/26/2016 8:06:03 PM, by MORMING

    Sweating I'd a great workout... Read more

  • Day 11 Core

    6/25/2016 11:32:55 PM, by XOIYASPARK

    Well another day is done. I'm late on posting this today because my son was on my laptop when i was doing my exercises but i did get some of them done today. Was able to do a modified side plank for 15 seconds could have gone longer but my left hand started to hurt really bad. I was also able to ... Read more

  • Day 10 Sculpted Arms

    6/24/2016 1:28:55 PM, by XOIYASPARK

    So this is actually day 11 of the 30 Day Jump Start challenge. It was more arm exercises and they were a little rough. Can't do a proper tricep dip though because my chairs aren't wide enough for me and my couches are too low to the floor but i did try them. I did these with my 9 year old son as ... Read more