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  • My Morning Routine

    1/31/2015 10:45:55 AM, by MILLYDALLY

    This morning I read the Pinterest post by Sparkpeople, "Morning routines of 6 VERY fit women." Since I love mornings, I thought I'd just post my own routine, too. :0) 5:45am - Wake up from Amuro, my kitty, walking on me and/or licking my eyebrows, feed him and change his water, and maybe play... Read more

  • New Simpler Resolution

    1/30/2015 6:29:05 PM, by HANNAH_CALM

    My last blog was about making big problems or new plans smaller and easier to deal with. The point was lost on me, if you read that entry. But I thought about it more, and I got it! I don't have to do everything at once to be improving stuff, just what I know right now. So I went out and got s... Read more

  • Ground Hog's Day

    1/30/2015 1:14:25 PM, by LOVEMYLAPTOP

    Since Monday is Ground Hog's Day it is appropriate for me to be doing this weight loss thing AGAIN! This time just need to lose 25#. I am so pleased with the new food tracker here that it has encouraged me...what a time saver! Have a great weekend!... Read more

  • FIND THE FUN

    1/30/2015 1:46:53 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    Remember these words of advice from Mary Poppins? “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun . . . You find the fun and SNAP! The job... Read more

  • Fun in the country

    1/29/2015 11:37:16 PM, by LINDAM.1

    Something got to our chickens so Mike my husband put a dead chicken in the trap. Had a mountain lion in our trap the next day and the neighbor let it put. cute Reminded me of a pet my friend had . She is in the other time zone in our state.... Read more

  • Clarity of Values

    1/29/2015 6:45:32 PM, by HANNAH_CALM

    In her video, The Strategy of Clarity, author Gretchen Rubin talks about how we often can have difficulty forming better habits when we aren't being clear with ourselves exactly what we want. Eating more healthfully might seem like too big of a topic, so we need to break it down, like in her suggest... Read more

  • It's Who You Know

    1/29/2015 12:42:10 AM, by HANNAH_CALM

    In her video, Strategy of Other People, Gretchen Rubin talks about how other people can inspire us on the one hand or possibly lead to our downfall on the other hand when we try to practice good habits. We are all interconnected. So we need to understand both what is happening and why they might be ... Read more

  • Still here and still working on goals

    1/28/2015 8:34:29 PM, by MONTHONY

    With some setbacks, my weight has been up and down. I always eat fairly healthy foods, but I've had a tendency to skip meals and then just eat whatever is around so I can keep going. For some time now, I have been faithful about using the food tracker every day and eating healthy foods, but I've had... Read more

  • The Question of Identity

    1/28/2015 12:49:51 AM, by HANNAH_CALM

    In her video, The Strategy of Identity, Gretchen Rubin talks about how what we think about ourselves can effect whether or not we will pick up a good habit. I think it's a really interesting topic, and wish people talked about this more often. Because it can be REALLY hard to pick up new habits whic... Read more

  • Laws

    1/27/2015 8:43:46 PM, by LINDAM.1

    Some times that is tough. Laws and all. A child ran away from his mother, to me and using utensils was a new learning experience. Could have taken him home but we lived in the wrong county . for me getting a job ... Read more

  • GMO Natural

    1/26/2015 6:58:32 PM, by LINDAM.1

    a GMO and bug spray diction coming hopefully soon. Generations of messing with Nature is Scary plant non GMO and look in to what we are purchasing. ... Read more

  • It's easy to fall off the wagon when you are tired.

    1/26/2015 1:23:53 AM, by OAKBORN

    So I got back on the wagon today. We went hiking at Mt. Tabor Park here in Portland. It's SO beautiful and the 60 degree, sunny, gorgeous weather just made it all that much better. According to my FitBit, I climbed 33 floors... there was a lot of uphill and I didn't even get winded. So I know I'm ... Read more

  • Church Hymns

    1/25/2015 12:59:10 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    A minister decided to do something a little different one Sunday morning. He said "Today, in church, I am going to say a single word and you are going to help me preach. Whatever single word I say, I want you to sing whatever hymn that comes to your mind." The pastor shouted out "CROSS." Im... Read more

  • My Feelings Taste Delicious...But the Aftertaste is Regret

    1/22/2015 4:29:13 PM, by LIMITEDGRACE

    Today has been stressful, a circus filled with moments blown out of proportion by drama queens. And it's not even 2pm! In one weak moment, I scarfed down a (delicious) piece of melty, salty pepperoni pizza. I then proceeded to feel awful and fight the battle of returning for another piece....or t... Read more

  • THE TIME IS ALWAYS RIGHT . . .

    1/20/2015 3:05:45 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    Today is a holiday for Americans to remember Martin Luther King Jr. Some of us are old enough to remember hearing him speak. Our children read his speeches or see him on newsreels. Some of his words are familiar. Today I disco... Read more

  • Feeling great but no change in scales

    1/18/2015 10:17:42 AM, by BELMACD2

    Ah weight is such a crazy thing. I seriously gain FAST. But I lose so so slow! I have been an absolute angel this last week. I even tried a new class (Insanity, and yes it was insane) and I have been working out really hard and feeling stronger and leaner but the scales haven't changed. I've been tr... Read more

  • Jan. 17- Every day matters

    1/17/2015 12:41:30 PM, by CATHYHASSPARK

    I am down .8 lbs today and I have been consistant the past three weeks . I am moving forward with the changes I want to make in my life. This week I implemented lemon water and discovered I love it! I have read the benefits of lemon water and I am feeling good about that. I am happy no... Read more

  • More Late Nite Funnies

    1/15/2015 8:08:49 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    Fifteen states across the country have gas prices that have dipped below $2. That means it’s now cheaper to buy a gallon of liquefied dinosaurs than one cup of coffee at Starbucks. -Jimmy Fallon An NFL player was arrested in Florida on gun charges. The news was shocking to anyone who knows not... Read more

  • What the!! Who's in my head?

    1/15/2015 4:37:06 PM, by MCEARA-CO

    So, this is venting and rambling. For some reason, I thought that by focusing on changing my eating and exercise habits I would feel much more relaxed and less guilty every night before going to bed ( tend to have mini panic attacks). But alas, I find myself anxious about: will I do my workout... Read more

  • The sun was out today

    1/14/2015 11:11:46 PM, by LINDAM.1

    Shine your new self up and be Happy and Healthy ... Read more

  • Late night funnies

    1/14/2015 7:24:03 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    Mitt Romney says he is considering a third campaign for the presidency. He made the announcement during a private meeting with donors. It’s pretty shocking, you know, that Mitt Romney needs donors. I mean, what are these guys, trillionaires? -Jimmy Fallon Nike announced that this year it will ... Read more

  • Let's try this again...

    1/14/2015 6:56:35 PM, by JULIEJULIE3

    So my life took kind of a nosedive not long after my last blog entry. I wound up in a partial hospitalization program for quite a while. Then things got worse and i overdosed, which bought me an inpatient hospitalization and more partial hospitalization as a followup. Since then I've been doin... Read more

  • How to get info about your own situation...

    1/14/2015 12:15:59 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    A sweet grandmother telephoned St. Joseph 's Hospital. She timidly asked, "Is it possible to speak to someone Who can tell me how a patient is doing?" The operator said, "I'll be glad to help, dear. What's the name and room number of the patient?" The grandmother in her weak, tremulous voice ... Read more

  • The sun is shinning

    1/13/2015 7:15:59 PM, by LINDAM.1

    Oregon is a good place for marathons. My Cardiologist talked me in to fix my murmur so I could walk up our hill from the barn to the house. of cores, They ( The two cardiologists ) decided they would go at it a different way as I needed open heart with in the the week. Things happen when they are su... Read more

  • Year in Review

    1/13/2015 12:22:28 PM, by STELLASMYBEBE

    So, it's been a year since taking a leave of absence from Spark People. What a year! I have missed spark people. I decided to do Weight Watchers Online. It was a great program. I only lost a couple pounds. I think I should have taken more advantage of the resources. But, in a busy, often hec... Read more

  • Ugh

    1/12/2015 12:05:34 AM, by HEALTHYSHELLS

    I fallen into a pit called football season. I have gained back everything I have lost, and feel so sick. I can't keep putting this crap into my body. I think my body may have gone on strike. It's had enough and it's not going to take it anymore!... Read more

  • Here's the actual vid

    1/11/2015 10:43:34 PM, by SUNSHINE65

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  • Sparks is wonderfull

    1/11/2015 10:25:01 PM, by LINDAM.1

    I have been an open heart, hysterectomy, depressed, and Sparks teams have got me helping others. Lost pets and all. Diabetics is trying to rays its nasty head . Positive feed back wonderful. Good health to us all ... Read more

  • Doing okay

    1/11/2015 9:37:37 PM, by BELMACD2

    Managed to lose 3 lbs this week even though my calories have been between 1600-2000 at least most days. But I guess it won't last! Chocolate eating under control without having to quit it completely. That feels good! Logging successfully the past few days. Ran today and it was pretty painful.... Read more

  • Jan. 11 I am ready for change

    1/11/2015 9:57:24 AM, by CATHYHASSPARK

    After unloading a lot of "Baggage" last week , I faced some harsh realities. Main point is I am ready to make some changes , I cannot change people such as my husband but I can change myself and it is working even the little steps I took this week. A change this week was , I was going to be... Read more

  • Progress Report - 2014

    1/10/2015 4:21:41 AM, by CJWORDPLAY

    It's that time of year to take a look backward and re-evaluate my goals. When 2014 began I was hoping for a fresh start. I was recovering from shoulder surgery and had gained some pounds. I wanted a new start that would lead ... Read more

  • Auld Lang Syne

    1/9/2015 6:07:24 PM, by LIMITEDGRACE

    Well before the clock strikes midnight, many folks are contemplating their New Year's resolutions. I'm not one to do that particular dance with the devil, however as 2014 came to a close, it became GLARINGLY obvious that I must make some changes and adjust my priorities if I want to lead the kind a... Read more

  • Auld Lang Syne

    1/9/2015 6:06:19 PM, by LIMITEDGRACE

    Well before the clock strikes midnight, many folks are contemplating their New Year's resolutions. I'm not one to do that particular dance with the devil, however as 2014 came to a close, it became GLARINGLY obvious that I must make some changes and adjust my priorities if I want to lead the kind a... Read more

  • so much lemon water! (also, CONSISTENCY!)

    1/9/2015 4:25:36 PM, by THECOOLESTSARAH

    I'm trying to drink more lemon water because of it's amazing benefits. Plus, it makes me drink more water. I've been trying to get to 64 oz a day this whole week. And today I actually made it at NOON. That means I still have the rest of the day to try for like 32-64 oz MORE. I've been to the gy... Read more

  • Goal: get through today

    1/9/2015 10:55:42 AM, by BELMACD2

    without eating too much chocolate! Gotta track today because yesterday I ate about 1000 calories of chocolate but I didn't track it of course. Well to start with to get through the morning of my daughter throwing an enormous irrational tantrum and ruining my family peace.... Read more

  • Animals come and Go

    1/7/2015 8:51:16 PM, by LINDAM.1

    We got a cat so our old cat would not die of loneliness. The old cat was not impressed But we made a long drive ,to get a dog Hobby( Mike) found on pet rescue. The kitten went in the cage to tell the new dog we were ok. The kitten was maybe going to be a barn kitty . The old cat refused to use t... Read more

  • One Week

    1/7/2015 8:29:51 PM, by LINDAM.1

    Get in touch with those you love. I tried to tell my relatives that and got too much history in it. A week of the new year is gone , are we doing better? I bought a kale salad carrots, broccoli, spinach, and lettuce.... Read more

  • Refocusing

    1/7/2015 8:15:43 PM, by KRISTINWISHON

    Well, it has been quite a while since my last blog post on here, and I must say that looking over my old posts is pretty depressing. The past year and a half has been a time of personal struggle, and admittedly I got to the point where I completely let myself go. My weight has fluctuated by mo... Read more

  • Yay good fbs

    1/5/2015 4:40:22 PM, by BELMACD2

    Finally got a normal fasting blood sugar result of 86 this morning. Woot! Guess combat class paid off yesterday. But I am so sore! I worked out today anyway and it was rather painful. Going to suffer through work tonight. This is not muscle soreness even ibuprofen can help. It's deeper than that! Bu... Read more

  • Checking in..

    1/5/2015 1:09:47 PM, by THECOOLESTSARAH

    Hey Peeps! I am on track! Today I'm focusing on eating 1000 - 1500 calories. I'm at 300 so far for the day. Eep. I had a protein shake and a bowl of oatmeal, so I think that's good so far! I've also been to personal training today, and I'm already feeling the outcome of that! How are you ... Read more

  • Plodding along

    1/4/2015 10:29:55 PM, by BELMACD2

    Felt great to make it to body combat this morning. Though I wasn't able to track today because I went out to a restaurant for lunch, maybe I'll try and figure it out now anyway... I have a headache despite drinking tons of water all day and my fbs was still up this morning. I guess I just need ... Read more

  • Wallet found

    1/4/2015 7:43:24 PM, by LINDAM.1

    FOUND MY WALLET , or I should say My husband. we have a renter coming back. One is not paying, electric which should have been done before she moved in we will give her till Old renter has cleaned up his act, We will give him another chance. He has and will pay his bills. Like fixing the fence h... Read more

  • Dedicating 2015 to Mom RIP 12/25/14

    1/4/2015 8:40:00 AM, by ROXIT22222

    My mom a 23 year breast cancer survivor and fighter lost her fight early Christmas morning. Early November my mom went on a bucket list trip to Disney World. Had a great 3 days, then she fell and things wen... Read more

  • A Few Laughs

    1/4/2015 7:26:42 AM, by SUNSHINE65

    Babies Mike and his pregnant wife live on a farm in the distant rural regions of Ireland with no running water, no electricity, none of the creature comforts. One night, Mikes' wife goes into labor. The local doctor is there in attendance. "What d'ya want me to do, Doctor?" "Hold the lant... Read more

  • Exercise and blood sugar

    1/3/2015 10:30:03 PM, by BELMACD2

    I would like to make note of the last couple of weeks of fasting blood sugar levels. I only started tracking my blood sugar back in April 2014 I think it was, after switching to low carb diet/lifestyle. All this time I've rarely had a fbs over 100... until last week. Day after day after day I ... Read more

  • Starting Over part two

    1/3/2015 11:51:54 AM, by CATHYHASSPARK

    I completed my first week, and I am down four pounds!! I faced some good reality this week, 1. I need to step it up and make changes in areas in my life not only weight but my home life and personal life and work life. 2. I need to stop stressing about things I cannot control but focus... Read more

  • Oh New Year.

    1/3/2015 11:34:30 AM, by THECOOLESTSARAH

    Gosh, New Year. You really have a way of making all us weight-loss types get in a frenzy. Suddenly I'm in a healthy new year group on Facebook, choosing my accountability partners and taking measurements and (GROAN) before pictures. All I can think about is how many people are going to be in th... Read more

  • Beer

    1/2/2015 11:55:31 AM, by BELMACD2

    Ah yes, here I am blogging again because I fell off the wagon. I am annoyed at myself that I only ever seem to blog when I'm failing but if that helps it helps. I will do what it takes. So, I spent about 6 months at my goal weight then when fall came along I gradually started gaining. The last week ... Read more

  • Late Night Funnies

    1/1/2015 9:51:13 PM, by SUNSHINE65

    Time magazine has named “Ebola Fighters” the 2014 Person of the Year. The Ebola fighters said they were honored to be chosen and look forward to the ceremony. Then Time said, "Oh no, we'll just mail them to you." -Jimmy Fallon The General Mills cereal Cheerios will soon come out in new flavors ... Read more