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  • Is It Really Justice?

    6/23/2016 11:07:58 PM, by AUNA_CALM

    Today we got the news that the person that ran into Amber with his car is in jail, charged with negligent homicide. A grand jury has indicted him, so he doesn't even get to have a fair trial. His sentencing is tomorrow and it's all over. This 90-year-old man who probably wasn't even aware of how the... Read more

  • Ode to a Juicer

    6/23/2016 11:01:47 PM, by FALCON1954

    Oh juicer....welcome to my life. I know you never thought you would End up on my counter. Well, neither did I. I am an all or nothing kind of person . And juice has never been on my radar, Especially the kind you make that is green. I read about you, watched you do your Magic on YouTube and Finally... Read more

  • Feeling Sad

    6/23/2016 1:35:16 AM, by AUNA_CALM

    I feel sad because actor Anton Yelchin has died in an accident and he was only 27. Also, author Lois Duncan died last Wednesday. We were Facebook friends. She didn't have an author page there, she just friended her fans instead. It felt so special to be able to read her status updates! Her husband s... Read more

  • Below 200

    6/22/2016 8:50:17 PM, by ALISA2016

    I am very happy that I am now below 200! I feel like my goal weight is reachable. This app really helps. I was able to pass up the office donuts because it would not be within my calories. I plan my next day meals ahead of time which helps to keep me on track.... Read more

  • Tiny victories

    6/22/2016 11:56:25 AM, by SHMEMZ

    Sometimes I get caught up in the fact that I'm not doing everything great all at once, like if I don't have ever single duck in every single row right at the same time then it's not a win at all. Sometimes "killing it" just means waking up on time and some times hygiene is a full shower, shave, brus... Read more

  • Walked today

    6/20/2016 4:02:14 PM, by SHAWDOCAT

    Walked a nearby trail from my workplace and back. Took 39 minutes. New goal set to walk this route in 30 minutes. Note to self: Bring a shirt to change into for the walk.... Read more

  • The Day I Became a Marathoner!

    6/20/2016 12:58:23 PM, by RENZRYD

    June 19, 2016. I want to write down so many things, but I am not sure where I should begin. Should I begin when I quit my former employer and got a new job that added only more time to my hectic training schedule because my commute grew from, 1.5 hours to 2.5 hours? I should, but the change wa... Read more

  • the Red Line

    6/19/2016 12:07:18 AM, by FALCON1954

    Three days of seeing you Oh, red line on my calorie count.. Three days is enough to Make me not care Or cheat and not tell you the truth, Just to see the green line again. But I am the only one hurt. I am a product of my choices, A product of my excuses, My procrastination, and more Excuses; none ... Read more

  • Your Favorite Things

    6/17/2016 10:16:04 PM, by AUNA_CALM

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  • Remembering Father

    6/16/2016 3:54:17 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    Fathers are celebrated every day but especially in June. There are so many words I would love to be able to use to describe my father, but they would not tell the truth. I could tell the story of our troubled journey together, but that would not be helpful for me or for you. So instea... Read more

  • Ode to my Car

    6/15/2016 8:56:49 PM, by FALCON1954

    Oh car, my blue car You are part of the conspiracy, And I know it. You have so many hiding places for Those Whoppers and M&Ms. I don't care if they are six months old You know my weakness. You lied. Mentor and Tictacs do Have calories and are stashed in Every nook and cranny. Long drives and traffi... Read more

  • Seeking a fun, new SPARK!

    6/15/2016 7:22:04 PM, by THECOOLESTSARAH

    I posted this blog entry last fall, and it stands true today. I'm still trying to find that motivational pull that keeps me in check. I'm trying to connect with my WHY and get myself in gear. I'm not sure why my readiness seems so hard to grasp onto, but it's frustrating. I want to be better - more ... Read more

  • 6-14-2016

    6/14/2016 8:20:52 PM, by DISGUISEDBYPHAT

    5P-68.6 8P-67.2 ... Read more

  • Walking

    6/14/2016 2:27:34 PM, by KANANIPOD

    This weekend I walked along some greenspace trails though a neighborhood and it was great! I wish my neighborhood had the same, but I can't let it stop me. :-)... Read more

  • Ode to My Freezer

    6/14/2016 12:35:48 AM, by FALCON1954

    Oh dear freezer, You think you are so smart. Sitting there quietly churning Out ice cubes and making cold Water. You don't fool me. Not for a minute. I know what you have. An entire shelf of colorful Popsicles left over from my surgery Recovery and chemotherapy. They were All I could keep down. Yo... Read more

  • Getting serious about my serious situation's seriously serious severity

    6/13/2016 11:17:53 PM, by SHMEMZ

    Lol jk whatevz idc That has been my life motto since before abbreviations were cool! Before yolo was yolo. I am the sunglasses falling on to a face meme, but I am also the meme of a fat cat saying sadly "it happened on snacckident". my weight problem didn't happen completely by snacckident, it was... Read more

  • A Tasty Treat!

    6/12/2016 9:36:16 AM, by AUNA_CALM

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  • Ode to My Refrigerator

    6/12/2016 1:20:49 AM, by FALCON1954

    Oh refrigerator, Sweet refrigerator, You have caused me so much trouble When I walk by, You call my name, and I can hear you humming a tune All the way from my bedroom, A tune that sometimes causes me To visit you as if you were a sick And lonely friend. You're not. Don't kid me. You are mostly e... Read more

  • detox?

    6/11/2016 5:05:54 PM, by DAEGLO

    The last few days I feel like I've been coming down with a cold. Except, it wasn't like my normal head cold, just some weird lung congestion. Now, as a long time allergy suffer I KNOW my allergy symptoms and this was different by far. This felt more like I might be coming down with bronchitis or som... Read more

  • Quinoa!

    6/10/2016 3:53:14 PM, by DAEGLO

    I tried my hand at cooking quinoa for the first time today. It was literally just as easy as cooking rice. Why did I think it would be harder? Why was I intimidated? I have no idea, honestly. I've been meaning to try it for a while. Quinoa is a really great vegan protein source, so my recent convers... Read more

  • Friday Weigh-In

    6/10/2016 2:05:08 PM, by AUNA_CALM

    Today, for the fourth week in a row, I weighed in at 175 lbs. I don't feel like I've made very much progress over the last month. I am glad that I didn't gain, though. I changed my daily calorie level, so that I might start to lose weight again. I am really conscious of having a BMI in the overweigh... Read more

  • Getting and staying motivated

    6/9/2016 8:23:24 PM, by KANANIPOD

    I think I'm always motivated. Motivation is not really my problem, it's just that I want to do so many things I can't stay motivated to do them all, so doing one thing doesn't stand a chance! In the last couple of weeks I've slowed my roll and have actually been able to get some things done. Slow a... Read more

  • June Goal: Stretching

    6/9/2016 4:06:25 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    Thinking about my goals for June I decided to review the ones I put on my Start Page. The first one is stretching. Stretching is so very good for me. I know that from experience. I can tell how much it helps ease the pain related to fibromyalgia by how much my pain increases when ... Read more

  • Life in Between #21

    6/8/2016 10:21:48 PM, by FALCON1954

    Not even sure where to start. Had a banana for breakfast with peanut butter then went to lunch with my staff at Panera. I checked out the nutrition information before we went which is 13 pages long then chose the citrus chicken cashew salad which was really good period skipped all the bread and all ... Read more

  • Life in Between #20

    6/7/2016 6:52:58 PM, by FALCON1954

    Last day of school. Hooray! I ordered lunch for my staff so I had some control. We had Mediterranean. I stayed away from the pita bread and the baklava. Somebody please be proud of me :-) and I tried lamb. It was actually good. I had a small Greek salad, some rice, a glass of lemonade and grille... Read more

  • Life in between #19

    6/7/2016 1:30:47 AM, by FALCON1954

    This is a continuation of yesterday. I often get food from people who are trying to help me. Today I received two casseroles one was stuffed peppers and one was enchiladas. I was tired when I got home so I popped the peppers in the oven then prepared asparagus that I picked up at the Farmers Market.... Read more

  • A Setback

    6/6/2016 7:13:40 PM, by JULIEJULIE3

    Last week I had a breakdown of my coping skills and totally fell into a depression. It was horrible. So now I'm going to remind myself of what I can do instead, or at least list some options. It all began because I decided I have no discernible value to anyone because I decided recently to stay... Read more

  • Goings On

    6/5/2016 8:16:29 PM, by AUNA_CALM

    Yesterday, my brother left at about 1pm to go to the post office and didn't come home until early in the morning. He didn't call. My mom and I were wondering about this all day, and at one point my mom asked me to check the local news site for information on any accidents. I didn't, though, because ... Read more

  • Life in Between #18

    6/5/2016 1:40:05 PM, by FALCON1954

    This is probably not a revelation to you but it is to me. If there is food that doesn't taste good, don't eat it. Just because it's there doesn't mean it has to be consumed. Food doesn't have feelings. Food is not offended if I don't eat it. Food does not get lonely . Food does not worry if it has ... Read more

  • Life in Between #17

    6/4/2016 9:01:32 PM, by FALCON1954

    How about this? I asked for help this morning from all of you. My first lunch out with a friend since my treatment ended and thanks to you, I was prepared. So amazed at myself. It's kind of a game to me now. And my skinny friend and I had the most wonderful chat. Three hours of conversation that I a... Read more

  • Friday Weigh-In, A Day Late!

    6/4/2016 9:58:22 AM, by AUNA_CALM

    For the third straight week in a row, I've managed to hold onto my 175 lbs. I was hoping to see a drop of a lb this week, but that's okay. "Everything good is worth waiting for!" Not gaining is always a good thing. Well, I seem to be gaining some muscle in my legs. This is really good, I ... Read more

  • Life in Between #16

    6/3/2016 9:59:17 PM, by FALCON1954

    Have you ever been obsessed with food coming out even? Or have you ever eaten food, not even realizing you ate it, then looked down and wondered where it went? I measured and logged my tuna fish and ten Ritz crackers, planning so it would come out even so I would t have tuna or crackers left over. T... Read more

  • Life In Between #15

    6/3/2016 8:45:00 PM, by FALCON1954

    Checking in on a Friday. I would think at my age I would more than I do about nutrition and exercise. Like supply and demand and input and output. Why do women post menopause have weight issues? Is it because we become more sedentary and don't adjust our intake? Is it hormonal? I never cared til now... Read more

  • Letter to Teams About New SparkPage

    6/2/2016 9:01:53 AM, by AUNA_CALM

    Please let your teams know about SparkPeople's Suggestion Box! I am not recommending my teams go to the discussion threads in the forums, because I don't want them to get upset by anyone disagreeing with them. They don't have to experience that. This is a weight loss site, and the focus should be on... Read more

  • Life in Between #14

    6/1/2016 8:59:34 PM, by FALCON1954

    You know why I like SP? I am recovering from cancer, I have a demanding job in charge of a lot of people AND I am a major introvert. When I get home, it is quiet, I am exhausted and I can meet you on my own terms. You don't ask or expect anything from me and there is always someone with an encourag... Read more

  • Life in Between #13

    5/31/2016 3:20:07 PM, by FALCON1954

    After all those steps yesterday, I can barely get out of bed today so working from home. Today is B12 shot day too. Ugh! And I just figured this out. My plan says to eat 1500 calories a day. But if I don't burn at least that much I'm not going to drop pounds, right? This is about supply and demand... Read more

  • In The Pink

    5/31/2016 10:28:49 AM, by AUNA_CALM

    I've been playing around on my computer, and I've figured out how to change my SparkPage to look pink, yellow, and grey. All soft colors, no bright white! Here's what it looks like to me: Inside the browser, you can change white backgrounds to grey when there's a high contrast color schem... Read more

  • Life in Between #12

    5/30/2016 10:00:08 PM, by FALCON1954

    #ihatecancer. I am not a stress eater, and not that much of an emotional eater either. I tend to go the other way, but the doc says I need protein, good nutrition and tons of exercise. I don't know why I thought it was a good idea to go to the cemetery by myself today. My dad and I have always gon... Read more

  • Life in Between #11

    5/29/2016 7:10:35 PM, by FALCON1954

    #Ihatecancer. Oh have I said that before? My doctor says to exercise,exercise, exercise. My body says stay in bed. She says even five minutes every hour is better than nothing, then I overdo it because I feel good, then pay for it. It is so discouraging. I can do this but need to figure out how to... Read more

  • Friday Weigh-In

    5/28/2016 12:30:57 AM, by AUNA_CALM

    That's not a scale! I know, I thought it would be fun instead. It sort of is about dieting... The finger is getting bitten. I don't know how many calories that is, but you should probably watch out for paper clips getting their nutrition from you! Well, my weigh-in this week was nice. I d... Read more

  • The Book of Love

    5/27/2016 12:52:57 AM, by AUNA_CALM

    The book of love is long and boring No one can lift the damn thing It's full of charts and facts and figures And instructions for dancing But I I love it when you read to me And you You can read me anything The book of love has music in it In fact that's where music com... Read more