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  • Post-menopausal weight loss - fun times!

    11/25/2015 4:43:52 PM, by PDXLOR

    It is not for the faint of heart! It is, however, teaching me patience, commitment, and humility. (Yeah, not my favorite lessons either!) It is painfully slow. Pre-menopause, I could count on losing 6-10 pounds per month. Now, I'm lucky if I lose 4 pounds in one month. I used to ga... Read more

  • Canned fat

    11/25/2015 3:59:06 PM, by JPTOWNSEND

    I've lost 15 pounds so far this time around. Here's what 15 pounds looks like in cans. :) It's in My photos. Didn't know how to make it show up in my blog.... Read more

  • Sugar cravings diary, Day 8

    11/24/2015 1:40:20 PM, by JKLEISS

    Yep - it's not a problem with your ability to count. There is indeed a lapse in sugar diary entries. From 3 to 8. How did that happen?! We went out of town last weekend to "Friendsgiving" in Seattle with our friends. It was great! I am currently a M-F sparker, meaning that I don't log foods over ... Read more

  • The Twelve Goodies of Thanksgiving

    11/23/2015 11:11:31 PM, by CJWORDPLAY

    Here is a just-for-fun Thanksgiving song I adapted for all my Spark Friends. 335THE TWELVE GOODIES OF THANKSGIVING335 For the first goodie of Thanksgiving my Spark Friend gave to me A hug and a cornucopia. For the second goodie of Thanksgiving my Spark Friend gave to me ... Read more

  • Pre and Post Workout Fuel

    11/23/2015 1:55:09 PM, by JPTOWNSEND

    Pre-workout ideas 15 minutes before workout fruit and greek yogurt - Cottage cheese and fruit just fruit a couple hours before workout regular breakfast of oat bran, flax, blueberries and skim milk Post workout Fuel Chocolate milk Wrap with la tortilla and chicken and BB... Read more

  • Dad Makes a Mistake!

    11/21/2015 11:13:33 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    It's the Spring of 1957 and Bobby goes to pick up his date. He's a pretty hip guy with his own car. When he goes to the front door, the girl's father answers and invites him in. "Carrie's not ready yet, so why don't you have a seat?" he asks. "That's cool," says Bobby. Carrie's f... Read more

  • Dunkin Donuts CEO

    11/21/2015 11:11:02 PM, by SUNSHINE65

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  • The Best Diagnosis Ever. Who Said Doctors Don't Have A Sense Of Humor?

    11/21/2015 1:50:14 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    A woman takes her 16-year-old daughter to the doctor. The doctor says, "Okay, Mrs. James, what's the problem?" The mother says, "It's my daughter Darla. She keeps getting these cravings, she's putting on weight, and is sick most mornings." The doctor gives Darla a good examination, then tu... Read more

  • Feeling positive.

    11/20/2015 10:39:44 PM, by MANGOFUZZY

    Today I weighed in at 45 pounds down since I started this journey and 60 pounds down from my highest weight. I feel good and I look good. It is strange to be obese yet feel good about the way my body looks. I'm starting to feel beautiful again. I can look in the mirror or at a picture without sham... Read more

  • Sugar cravings diary, Day 3

    11/19/2015 4:22:58 PM, by JKLEISS

    I get together with a small group of friends for a work-study session on Thursday mornings. There is typically coffee and a table full of cookies and chocolate bars to help keep us going. I'm feeling crummy today for a number of reasons. I usually hit the sugar table really hard, but I feel like I... Read more

  • Farmer Gets Pulled Over By Cop. Then Says This To Him.

    11/18/2015 7:12:13 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    A farmer got pulled over by a state trooper for speeding and the trooper started to lecture the farmer about his speed, and in general began to throw his weight around to try to make the farmer uncomfortable. Finally, the trooper got around to writing out the ticket, and as he was doing that he kept... Read more

  • Sugar Cravings diary Day 1

    11/18/2015 2:48:12 PM, by JKLEISS

    I'm doing the sugar cravings Challenge, and on day 2 they tasked us with recording a journal of our sugar cravings. Since I'm starting to do SparkPeople earnestly again (I come and go over the years), I figured this was a good place for the sugar diary! Yesterday I walked past the administrato... Read more

  • The Wooden Bowl

    11/15/2015 5:56:03 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    I guarantee you will remember the tale of the Wooden Bowl tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now. A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year - old grandson. The old man's hands trembled, his eyesight was blurred, and his step faltered. Th... Read more

  • No exercise on drill weekend, whiskey tango foxtrot?!

    11/12/2015 12:59:32 AM, by OAKBORN

    I was actually going strong up until Wednesday of last week... but then came everything related to drill weekend... Thursday >>> packing for drill weekend + being really wiped out = no exercise, food okay Friday >>> driving 2.5 hours to the base after work + really wiped out + nowhere to ... Read more

  • 50 years of marriage

    11/11/2015 11:58:35 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    After being married for 50 years, I took a careful look at my wife one day and said, "Fifty years ago we had a cheap house, a junk arm, slept on a sofa-bed and watched TV on a 10-inch black and white TV. But hey I got to sleep every night with a hot 23-year-old girl. Now I have a $750,000 home, a $4... Read more

  • Desperately seeking new and fun SPARK!

    11/11/2015 1:44:14 PM, by THECOOLESTSARAH

    I'm looking for a spark that's consistent, reliable, and loyal. It would be great if this spark was into outdoor activities, working out a few times a week, and having lots of fun. I love making new friends, and I'd like it if my new spark and I could do this together. Eating healthy is becomin... Read more

  • Nice Monday

    11/10/2015 1:09:46 AM, by MADEIT54

    Started this morning with a new exercise video on Daily Burn TV. Since my new TV is a Roku based model, I have a chance to try it out. I started with beginner and will see if I need to take it up a notch. Starting off pretty basic however that may be what I need. 402 Did some shopping and h... Read more

  • Grateful

    11/9/2015 11:02:50 AM, by JPTOWNSEND

    I'm grateful for my wonderful physical therapist because my hip is feeling better. I left his office pain free today. YAY!!!... Read more

  • New Month

    11/8/2015 4:08:00 PM, by MADEIT54

    Well it has been a while since I have been on board. I have new windows put in, switched internet service (ugh), bought a new Television, finally set up new computer and printer. Had to turn on heat and oh have been working more hours at the clinic. Trying to settle back into to my exercise routi... Read more

  • Choir Positions Open

    11/8/2015 9:04:53 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    Found in an actual church bulletin Positions open in soprano, alto, tenor and bass. No others need apply. PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS: Must be able to carry light musical notes part way across the sanctuary. Must have sufficient vision to see the director. EXPERIENCE: No applications w... Read more

  • Planning for travel

    11/6/2015 11:47:23 AM, by JPTOWNSEND

    Planning to go visit family next week. We've had a tough time this past year coming to terms with my brother's death. This will be the first visit with some of my family since the memorial service, and I am a little apprehensive. Aside from the family stuff, I am a little concerned about how I will ... Read more

  • Savor

    11/4/2015 1:44:18 PM, by JPTOWNSEND

    I intend to slow down and savor my meals today. Goal is to take 20 minutes per meal without distraction. I did notice with breakfast that I was neither hungry nor full halfway through. Watched the chickadees out the window while I ate. Got my mind to drifting. ...I'll finish this blog later to... Read more

  • Nice few days off...

    11/2/2015 11:51:05 PM, by OAKBORN

    I have been working so much since September of last year, I have hardly had more than 3 days at a stretch off. I had about 5 days off in April and a week in March. So when my mom in law came to visit I took some time off, especially because my previous job wouldn't let me off when she was last her... Read more


    10/30/2015 5:06:45 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    My grandmother introduced me to tea time. She had a tradition of sitting down for a hot cuppa and biscuits in the afternoons. When I was little she served my tea in one of the children’s tea sets she had. This is the one I still have. When I got older I was able to sip my tea fro... Read more

  • The official "2 weeks in" blog and weigh in.

    10/29/2015 3:09:47 PM, by OAKBORN

    234 I had a beautiful, thoughtful, long blog post just about completed on my tablet and tapped *something* and it was gone... couldn't find it. ARGH!! So now I will try to recreate it. First, my official weigh-in this morning!! I am down to 171.8#, a loss of 3.8 lbs (14.8%) in 2 weeks, and ave... Read more

  • Surprising

    10/29/2015 11:01:52 AM, by PDXLOR

    Two weeks ago, both my brothers came for a 3 day visit. We are close, but I live in a different state than they do, and it had been 4 years since the three of us were together. We had a blast, I love hanging out with two of my favorite men! I made the decision to not worry about what I ... Read more

  • PCOS = outta control hormones = bad pheromones. Do you repel people?

    10/28/2015 8:51:27 PM, by DISGUISEDBYPHAT

    Has anyone ever read anything about PCOS and pheromones being messed up due to outta control hormones? Because your pheromones are messed up you naturally repel people?!?!? Both male and female? Anyone ever heard of this!?!? I have noticed this. It is weird. I can be perfectly showered and... Read more

  • body love

    10/27/2015 6:51:28 PM, by KIERSTENELLA

    I love my resilient body and all the work it does - even while I'm not taking great care of it. I love my strength and ability with free weights. I love my flexibility.... Read more