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  • So, I'm trying again.....

    4/23/2017 11:03:06 PM, by MYANCEY

    I just reread my old blog posts. They're from several years ago but some of the same issues are stil here. They still resonate. I still prefer to exercise first thing in morning and if I don't, it will probably never happen that day. I still can't always leave the kids alone to get ready on their o... Read more

  • Challenges

    4/23/2017 10:50:38 PM, by KELLIEBEAN

    I had a couple minor challenges the last few days. I headed out for a six-mile run after work recently. I took the route that includes about a half mile steady incline at about the 1 1/2 mile mark. As I began the ascent, I came upon a lost dog, a little terrier I think but any stray dog when I'm run... Read more

  • Things I Like to Do More than Eating - Teaching the Dog to Run with the Bike

    4/23/2017 10:33:46 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This afternoon for the first time I had Royce learn to run on a leash beside my bike. We are in a very small quiet neighborhood so there was minimal traffic. She did very well and with more practice will be a superstar. This week in the 5% Challenge, we are monitoring our calcium intake. I lea... Read more

  • Other than the early wake up call, it was a good day!

    4/23/2017 10:13:48 PM, by TERRI289

    Max aka yip yip awoke early andit was a bit touch and go for a bit. I did get a little extra sleep and that was great. The day had errands and a nice brunch at our favorite diner. We also visited our friends and I tutored our godson in math. Lots of rest for a tired body. Have a happ... Read more

  • Not Day 1. Not Starting Fresh. Almost 6 years on Spark. Somehow, I have OPTIMISM!!!!!

    4/23/2017 9:46:14 PM, by CRYSALLIS1

    Almost 6 years on Spark. Sort of feel like a hypocrite. Probably 36 years or more fighting the battle. Only close to goal weight a couple times in my entire adult life. A zillion do overs only to add 5 lbs or so a year. My Spark page sums up my plan and what motivates me. I still have true op... Read more

  • Apr 23rd 2017

    4/23/2017 7:56:03 PM, by MLIEN913

    Yesterday I got to spend Earth Day with the wolves. It was fantastic! The only downside was I ate poorly. Today I slept late. It feels like I'm fighting off something. Next Monday I have my annual industry event. I'm way heavier than I had hoped to be by this point so it's time to use clothing camo... Read more

  • Life

    4/23/2017 4:40:35 PM, by DRAGKULENIA

    Sitting here, I feel so blessed. For the people that made this app. For the people who use this app. We all give and we all receive.... Read more

  • Week 3 & picture this!

    4/23/2017 4:04:01 PM, by GOULDSGRANITE

    Looked out this morning and caught sight of a tattered coyote eyeing our place! Before I could grab the camera, she moseyed back out into the sagebrush. Then, here she came again! She blends in, can you spot her? Sure hope it was random wandering, but makes me think of our dogs and how they somet... Read more

  • Back is almost 100%

    4/23/2017 2:17:04 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    My back is starting to feel a lot better. Here and there I get a little twinge but Im able to stand up straight. Since Wednesday (when it happened) I havent really been resting it. I still did dishes, help lift my grandma, fixed food, and did some cleaning. Today though I am going to rest. Im m... Read more

  • 4/23/2017 Goals for the Week

    4/23/2017 2:11:09 PM, by PAMALAMS

    I'm going to try very hard to keep manageable goals so I don't get discouraged and fail. My goals for just this week are: 15 minutes per day fitness activity - 6X / week Creating journal entry - 6X / week Wait 1/2 hour between dinner and dessert - 5X / week ... Read more

  • Nonscale victory - Meditation

    4/23/2017 12:22:08 PM, by TIGERSEYEHEART

    It's been fabulous focusing on nonscale victories. Today's victory is being able to do a three-hour meditation comfortably.... Read more

  • Day 1 - Run Training

    4/23/2017 10:36:43 AM, by INHERESSENCE

    Today I started training to run. I did intervals of 1 minute slow walking and steady running. I told myself that I would never become a runner but I have been warming up to the idea as of lately. After my run, I hit the gym to work on my upper body. Now finally home enjoying some breakfast. Good... Read more

  • Not a good night for me last night

    4/23/2017 10:14:28 AM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    We spent some time with some friends last night. However the husband bragged about killing a dog and lying about it. Because of that I had nightmares about him killing dogs. This guy has serious issues and this is coming from someone who is a psychology major.... Read more

  • Teach Your Children Well

    4/23/2017 5:51:02 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I got to see some of the fruits of my labor. I taught my children to value exercise, and now they are doing the same with their children. Little Shiloh goes to The Little Gym, and plays with other babies that are one year old. She learns so much in this clean, safe environment. ... Read more

  • Saturday...Zumbathon and rest! 18,784 steps!!

    4/22/2017 10:35:37 PM, by TERRI289

    We didn't have a huge turnout but we had fun and made a little money. Rainy and the end of Easter break may have hurt our numbers a bit. I had a nice lunch with my friend Janet after and a good long nap. Foot was a bit sore but better after rest! Stay warm and dry this weekend! 386... Read more

  • I made it through my work day!

    4/22/2017 9:10:18 PM, by MYAKAYAH

    I did round 645am-2pm at work basically; had a vegan lunch and came home and took a nap lol! That is how it went! I fed the cat, fed the kid and SO Middle Eastern food from a joint near my work. Interesting for sure. Got up and it looked like it had snowed a bit overnight. At work I made a pot ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    4/22/2017 2:56:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    a nice and sunny day here today. woo hoo! my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i do not have too much planned for today. i will most definitely enjoy the day! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Resting?

    4/22/2017 2:51:57 PM, by DRAGKULENIA

    Making homemade yogurt. Am I really resting? Homemade is better than any store brand to me. Back to work. Many Blessings ... Read more

  • Small but Steady

    4/22/2017 1:35:17 PM, by GRATTECIELLA

    First of all, my apologies to my Spring 5% Weight Loss Challenge team, the Awesome A's. I DID track food, drink water, and exercise yesterday (25 minutes on the exercise bike was the highlight) but forgot to log it on the team log. So no perfect attendance for me this week! And perfectionist that I ... Read more

  • Upping My Game

    4/22/2017 6:19:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am applying for a new job in the school where I work. I'm organizing my resume, writing about the changes that I've made in my classroom over the past year, and got a new hair cut. It's amazing how good a few changes to my life makes me feel. Looking for a new position can be a bit cha... Read more

  • Another challenging week - but getting better

    4/22/2017 4:22:30 AM, by KRISZTA11

    Things are looking better. At work I still have 2 large and 1 small project and 1 important presentation to make, on top of my normal tasks, but I made good progress in preparing for them. Creative processes induce a buzz in my brain and I don't like too much of that at the same time. Oh well... Read more

  • Finding Things I Like to Do More than Eating & Earth Day Walk

    4/22/2017 1:17:24 AM, by KALISWALKER

    This morning I joined 3 kindergarten classes for their nature walk. Later had a visit with my neighbor/friend, rounded up a few things for the church rummage sale tomorrow, then a dog walk to the duck pond. Tonight we went to a movie, Hidden Figures - great movie! It's helped having prepped fr... Read more

  • Happy Friday-a bit of ranting involved

    4/21/2017 11:16:18 PM, by MYAKAYAH

    HI, Happy Friday Night for all of you. Even for me even though I have to go into work tomorrow to fix a huge mistake that my Supervisor made this week. That it took all week to correct really makes me angry. His second language is English. However, if I repeat back to you what you said for me t... Read more

  • Friday..!! Zumba, Pizza, A Movie

    4/21/2017 10:58:41 PM, by TERRI289

    it was a good day, two Zumba classes, lunch with some of my students, errands run, pizza and a movie with a friend..Time to sleep! And I am...... Read more

  • April 21st 2017

    4/21/2017 8:07:35 PM, by MLIEN913

    Just 1 week til I reach double nickel. I don't feel that old mentally...physically it's a different story. I'm nowhere near my hoped for goals but I just need to buckle down. Tomorrow for Earth Day I'll be busting my favourite wolf pack. Normally we go in March but life got in the way. I think to... Read more

  • Step Count

    4/21/2017 3:11:11 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    High step count day on my Fitbit.... Read more

  • Wow

    4/21/2017 2:23:09 PM, by DRAGKULENIA

    Not feeling good but, a friend came to get me to do some dancing. It was really fun. What a way to spend the day.... Read more

  • a nice day

    4/21/2017 1:18:41 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy. i am finding reasons every day to get outdoors and have fun and so is my daughter. the weekend is here! hurray! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #55 - Almost Paradise!

    4/21/2017 1:00:07 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Less than 24 hours before paradise! I had my meeting this morning to transfer my work tasks to two other people for the week I'm gone. Now to just spend the afternoon cleaning up some of the lose ends here at the office and I'll be able to enjoy my vacation without tons of interruptions! T... Read more

  • Fun Weekend and Updates

    4/21/2017 11:30:47 AM, by ERINLINDSAY83

    Well, let's start with the good news.... We are headed out of town tomorrow morning! A few weeks ago, I was already stressing about money. Hubby's close friend asked if we wanted to go to a waterpark hotel with them for a weekend. Hubby regretfully declined, stating that funds were too tight. Well... Read more

  • Nonscale victory - Buying sexy summer sandals

    4/21/2017 8:25:30 AM, by TIGERSEYEHEART

    I'm focusing on nonscale victories. My nonscale victory for today is buying four new pairs of beautiful Spanish leather summer sandals. I'm feeling a little sexy with my weight loss, and these sandals are to celebrate that! I've put one shoe on the side for each pair so you can see the profil... Read more

  • A Trip to see the GrandChild

    4/21/2017 5:17:53 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today I'm on my way from New Hampshire to New Jersey-about a 6 hour drive. I'm going down to see little Shiloh Rose, and of course my son and daughter in law. Here is my poem for the baby who has stolen my heart! Shiloh Rose The friendly and fanciful face of my Shiloh Rose~ A baby floweri... Read more

  • Thursday...car, teeth, back, NAP

    4/20/2017 9:08:46 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a full day, running here and there to take care of the car, the periodontist for the bad tooth, then the chiropractor for the back(the boot is not helping the back but the foot is happier) and finally home where I did get a mini nap before running the last errand of the day. I am trying ... Read more

  • Climb

    4/20/2017 7:32:51 PM, by DRAGKULENIA

    Here I stand on a road with two paths. Both good and bad. Which to take? Life is truly never too bad it's just the emotions that get in the way. Have a great day.... Read more

  • Just Me T. New Job!

    4/20/2017 4:15:31 PM, by TRAINER_T

    I can't believe it has been almost 11 months at my new job and I love it. So many things have been buzzing that I was not able to get on Sparkland. I am happy to be back and trying to get to my goals. For now I am back to logging and working towards taking off what i put on. 582... Read more

  • Shrinking!

    4/20/2017 12:58:24 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    It feels good to be shrinking! I'm cleaning out my closet, and I have way too much clothing. I'm currently sorting out all my 20/22 and 2XL/3XL items, to either donate, give to my mom, or give to my friends. I had to invest in new undies, because mine kept sliding down my butt. I mostly g... Read more

  • it's thursday

    4/20/2017 11:19:28 AM, by MOMMY445

    i did not hear back from the company who was willing to reschedule the interview i was not able to go to last week. that is alright with me. i did hear from a different company regarding a full time office position. i will be speaking with them either tomorrow or on monday or tuesday of next week. i... Read more

  • Woo HOO!

    4/20/2017 10:42:19 AM, by GOULDSGRANITE

    Six years tobacco free this week! 244 345 I'd say at least two! 247... Read more

  • Daring for my knees

    4/20/2017 5:14:39 AM, by JSTETSER

    Caring for my knees Thank you to everyone who has given me advice on caring for my knees. I have learned new information, and have been reminded of somethings that I have not been putting into practice. I'm making some lifestyle changes, and am doing the following: 1. WebMD suggests el... Read more

  • The perfect is the enemy of the good

    4/20/2017 1:58:35 AM, by GRATTECIELLA

    I'm very proud of myself today! On only five hours of sleep (a bad start, I know), I conducted a successful series of usability test. Along the way, I managed to get in a 15 minute walk around the office complex, and I also resisted the following temptations: - Candy in various bowls around the of... Read more

  • Wednesday..Two Zumba classes..wheeeeeee!

    4/19/2017 10:02:41 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a good day. Both classes went well even with some creative choreo.... 100 The college class went well and then it was home to be with crazy puppy. He was pretty good today. We watched Whose Line is it anyway and really enjoyed it. I forgot how much fun it can be!! Sweet dreams... Read more

  • Down

    4/19/2017 9:21:08 PM, by DRAGKULENIA

    Have not been feeling well. But, I am grateful that at least I made my class. Thank goodness.... Read more

  • Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

    4/19/2017 9:14:00 PM, by CIARAMBLECKA

    In 2011 I suffered a serious double breakup that left me devastated and I fell into a very deep depression. I weighed 160 at the time, which was what I weighed right before I found out I was pregnant, so I had lost all my baby weight. But in the midst of the depression, I started gaining weight. I t... Read more

  • OMFG Are you kidding me?

    4/19/2017 8:59:36 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    Today I woke up ready to start my day. I did some light stretching and some simple yoga moves. Later on I did some adduction and abduction and some arm exercises using 3 lb weights. I then decided to plan out my day tomorrow. Outside by 9 to clean out flower beds, edge work, sweeping the porch, ... Read more

  • The scrapbook of Leah is completed

    4/19/2017 6:23:38 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    Today my mom and I put the finishing touches on the scrapbook of Leah. We will take pictures of the pages now since the memories are all written down for us to look at and remember her by. I put two poems of mine in it. One was My heart aches for you and the other was My last good bye. Mom's poem pa... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #54 - Almost Vacation!

    4/19/2017 1:08:07 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    It's almost time for Puerto Rico! That's right - only 2 days, 20 hours! So here I am getting everything done so that Saturday morning it's nothing but driving to the airport, getting on a plane and not worrying about anything else! Yesterday I picked up the dogs flea and tic medicine, con... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    4/19/2017 10:50:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter got a few more presents from one of my uncles and aunts the other day. she is over the moon! it will be a birthday she will soon not forget. she was not expecting the presents she got, so she is bouncing up and down with joy. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! today i am just enjoying the... Read more

  • Yes, I Can!

    4/19/2017 5:16:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yes, I can! I can make small commitments and I can keep them! Maybe I can't change the whole world today, but I can make one small commitment to change myself. I can get outside and run. I can do my stretches. I can drink the water. Drink a glass of water before each meal. ... Read more

  • Nerdstrong

    4/18/2017 11:38:43 PM, by GRATTECIELLA

    Love the nerdy things in life? You might like sci-fi based workouts at Nerdstrong gym in Hollywood: https://nyti.ms/2oK2RRP It's a neat concept, and a fun article, but in all seriousness: how many of us have ever felt that we were out of place at our gym? How many of us have ever been bored... Read more

  • Tuesday.busy busy, peridontist, sushi, and beer!

    4/18/2017 10:10:45 PM, by TERRI289

    I had my first appointment with the peridontist and Thursday I have my first cleaning. Fingers crossed that this might solve the issue. Future treatments get more painful....sigh. Ran a few errands and had lunch with my former student/coworker Joey. We love sushi!! Then I visited another f... Read more

  • Going clothes shopping

    4/18/2017 9:50:33 PM, by NEEK66

    Makes me feel great. I look better now days in my clothes... Read more

  • I am a Good Girl with Bad Habits!

    4/18/2017 8:08:47 PM, by KALISWALKER

    How to pick myself and get going again? I need to assess where I am at this time, why I am here, and find my way forward. Since August 2015, I lived with the looming possible recurrence of breast cancer. I had periodic testing and many wait and see months, till it was it was found and diagnose... Read more

  • On the right track

    4/18/2017 2:40:26 PM, by NADINE125

    Been a while since I wrote. I dropped my boyfriend 5 yeas ago. Instead I concentrated on my mental and physical health. I have lost 28 pounds and have so much more energy and self confidence. I have also gotten my son to see a psychiatrist for the last three years. His manic episodes have subsided b... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #53 - Easter and a lesson

    4/18/2017 1:53:25 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Hope you had a good one just like we did! Friday night we colored eggs. DH taught Amelia and I how to dye eggs with shaving cream! Turned out pretty beautiful, huh? We had a great time dying them! Now I just have to eat them all! Only a few more days until vac... Read more

  • Week 3: Done with Dieting

    4/18/2017 11:08:16 AM, by CIARAMBLECKA

    An important thing I realized this week is that in the long run, dieting never works. The diet/binge cycle only continues, and over the course of time, you only end up gaining more and more weight until you eventually end up digging yourself such a deep hole that you weigh more than you weighed when... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    4/18/2017 10:29:17 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly sunny and cool day here today. that job is now finished. i am already actively looking for another one. the company that has a full time job still wants to see me for an interview. i will set that up today for a day this week. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a gr... Read more

  • How to protect my knees?

    4/18/2017 5:13:30 AM, by JSTETSER

    How to protect my Knees? I need some help to keep me healthy! I am having knee pain while hiking uphill, running, and sometimes while walking up stairs. I do squats and try to build up knee strength. I really don't know what I should do. I am concerned that I will need knee replacement ... Read more

  • Challenging week

    4/18/2017 3:18:18 AM, by KRISZTA11

    I planned to write weekly update every Saturday about my healthy lifestyle journey and Beck skills. Life happened and this Tuesday morning is the first time I can do this. Work week was busy, and I made good progress in my projects and working groups. We had a 4-day weekend, from Good Frid... Read more

  • Challenges: the good and the bad

    4/18/2017 2:26:18 AM, by GRATTECIELLA

    Right now I'm a member of two different challenges via two different apps. From Spark, I'm participating in the 5% weight loss challenge as a member of the Awesome A's team. So far, I have lost 1.4 pounds in the first week, and I have been very motivated to increase my exercise, drink my water, and ... Read more

  • Here I Go Again!

    4/17/2017 11:57:34 PM, by KALISWALKER

    My weight gain has been shooting up and it's seems impossible to change the trajectory. Before I lose weight, I need to tackle my first goal - stop gaining weight. Tonight I am mentally preparing for a successful tomorrow. Yep, sounds easy but it's the crazy hardest part of getting back on track. I ... Read more

  • Monday night

    4/17/2017 11:03:40 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a busy day..Zumba Gold went well, I paid a few bills, and got home to make lunch and chill with the pets. Sadly I could get my leg in my boot after class. Turned out I hadn't deflated the boot correctly and there was no room for my foot. Fortunatey, I figured it out. Got some odds ... Read more

  • April 17th 2017

    4/17/2017 10:49:24 PM, by MLIEN913

    Odd day. Ate too much but nothing horrible except the tiramisu. I keep getting that horrible pain in my spinal area of the neck. May need to wear the cervical collar a few hours. I should also gong s chiropractor for an alignment. I can't believe it's just a little over a week before I got 55. I ... Read more

  • Ready to Spring into Action!

    4/17/2017 10:06:20 PM, by MRSROBERSON09

    So I'm back and better than ever. Focusing on some fitness goals and weight loss goals this time. I'm also working on my own personal blog (coming soon) that will help me really focus on my goals and be a motivation for others as well. Don't give up on your dreams keep going! More updates to come...... Read more

  • Back Again

    4/17/2017 8:06:19 PM, by CARSINGER86

    I had given up on being in here. I used to go on here and track while I was at my one job (a full-time one) and keep track of my food, but the powers-that-be blocked the site as it is social networking. I used to have the app on my phone, but my phone is so outdated and old that it can fit only so... Read more

  • Afraid to step on the scale

    4/17/2017 4:46:50 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    On Saturday we had our Family Passover Seder. It was awesome. My daughter-in-law's folks were in town so we invited them too, making us a very lucky 13. We had Middle Eastern delicacies for appetizers. Chicken Soup with Matzo balls. Roast lamb and 5 yummy side dishes, including mashed potatoes, tons... Read more

  • Our Love Story - Dads Ranch

    4/17/2017 3:29:20 PM, by GOULDSGRANITE

    How we just kept going and transitioned into a new better life. Since age 12, I have had an urge to live self-sufficiently. This is my story about how that dream is coming true. We started SPARKing as a result of DH’s heart attack five years ago now. I began tracking our food and practicing... Read more

  • Democracy

    4/17/2017 5:11:20 AM, by JSTETSER

    Democracy dies in darkness I have been asked by friends and family to give the political posts a permanent rest. I can't do it. It is not a noble thing to ignore evil and ignorance. It is wrong to ignore hurtful, sinful statements. Trump has made some decisions which are bad for America. W... Read more

  • Danger: late night snacks!

    4/17/2017 2:09:11 AM, by GRATTECIELLA

    It had been a low-calorie day, thanks to getting up late and modest meals. After an evening workout, I was hungry and under my calories. So I decided to treat myself to a Skinny Cow ice cream bar. Delicious. Except ... That delicious chocolatey taste was so good that just one bar didn't seem satisf... Read more

  • To cheat or not to cheat that is the question

    4/16/2017 11:35:15 PM, by LMS050902

    I was talking with a friend of mine recently about my lifestyle changes and she commented on how good I am looking (😊). She asked me what I was doing and what changes I have made. The main thing I have done is, I have been making better eating choices. She was suprised that it was that simple. As w... Read more

  • Apr 16th 2017

    4/16/2017 10:45:15 PM, by MLIEN913

    Happy Easter. Had a delicious dinner with the in-laws. It was al fresco on the porch. Their house is across the street from the lake so it was comfortable if windy. I ate fairly well but the tiramisu undid me. Not only was it over my calorie limit but it screwed up my Passover meals. Oh well, you ... Read more

  • Struggling with grief and depression

    4/16/2017 9:39:39 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    Since I lost Leah; I have been struggling with dealing with grief which has now turned into depression. I am not willing to talk about the dog and how I feel since once I do the dam breaks and my tears start and take awhile to stop. I prefer to be stoic instead but I know that it is not good either.... Read more

  • Easter Sunday

    4/16/2017 9:18:57 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a nice easy day although I couldn't get everything done. Breakfast at the diner was nice and we even had a few minutes at the park. No dragonflies yet. Steve worked in the yard, I worked in the house, and we both took it easy. The animals were happy to have us home. On top of it, w... Read more

  • Annoyed with self

    4/16/2017 7:41:48 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I talk and talk about wanting to change and be healthy and then I just dont. Im really tired with myself. I need to get more serious and remind myself that its important for my physical and mental health to drop this weight and to become healthy. My lower back has been hurting these past few ... Read more

  • Happy Easter

    4/16/2017 5:40:16 PM, by LMS050902

    He lives... Read more

  • Dads Ranch - Our love

    4/16/2017 5:10:13 PM, by GOULDSGRANITE

    I LOVE Trailer life. Check out the views! Out the front door night before last. This Playing house kind of living is fun! I had always resisted the idea as extreme, never thinking I would enjoy it as I do. The trailer is easy to keep clean. We both have such a pride of ownership with her. ... Read more

  • it's a giraffe boy :)

    4/16/2017 12:28:05 PM, by BBLUNDON

    So .. some of you that read my blog know that I've been watching and I guess obsessing about this giraffe in NY somewhere that was having her calf "at any time" and they could be off as much as 60 days. I watched her daily at times - feeding times, etc. I just loved the love that the keepers s... Read more

  • Easter

    4/16/2017 9:58:07 AM, by DRAGKULENIA

    Today the lord has risen and so do I. I wish you all a wonderful day. Take a moment to be kind to one another. Enjoy all your friends and love ones. Many blessings... Read more

  • Alcohol is REALLY NOT for Me!

    4/16/2017 7:53:53 AM, by ANNEMARGAR

    After 60 days without alcohol, I decided that I could reintroduce it back in to my life. I enjoyed a GREAT day - feeling great - everything was all set for my Easter celebrations. Went out to dinner with my family - to a wine bar -so yeah, why not enjoy a glass of wine....or two...or two-and-a-hal... Read more

  • Anniversary Adventures!

    4/16/2017 6:14:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    We're been hiking through Our Love! Today is our anniversary celebration. For the past 10 years, our lives have been a big adventure of health, hikes, and love. We have met some changes and challenges head on, and are stronger together than we could have ever been separately! Hiking has helped ... Read more

  • Weight and Job Search

    4/16/2017 2:57:25 AM, by MARIENOW

    I've gone on about 10 job interviews in the last month. I have yet to get one offer, even for jobs I'm overqualified for. The reason this is strange to me is because in the past, when I would get an interview, I usually end up with an offer or at least a chance for a 2nd interview. But n... Read more

  • Another mostly successful day

    4/16/2017 1:57:36 AM, by GRATTECIELLA

    A great morning bike ride with the family - a fun way to be active. And since I was towing my daughter and all our stuff up and down hills, I definitely got a workout! The family got gelato at the halfway point; I tasted theirs, but got myself iced coffee instead as my treat. Tonight I had another... Read more

  • Saturday night..ok day

    4/15/2017 9:56:25 PM, by TERRI289

    Chores and errands took up the morning. One friend informed me that another friend thinks I am hiding something since I didn't tell her of my vacation plans. I have my reasons and she proved why I don't care for drama and other people's judgment. That is why I didn't tell her. Ugh, at this age,... Read more

  • Wishing all who celebrate Passover and Easter a wonderful celebration.

    4/15/2017 9:41:45 PM, by CRYSALLIS1

    Wishing my friends who observe Passover or Easter a wonderful celebration and remembrance. Wishing all my Spark friends a fantastic Spring. Thank you to all for being such a wonderful part of my life. 88... Read more

  • Slow Down

    4/15/2017 2:39:42 PM, by KELLIEBEAN

    We live in a fast-paced, multi-tasking kind of world. But like Ferris Bueller said "life moves pretty fast. If you don't slow down once in a while, you could miss it." Today I attended a training run for a 5K I'm signed up for in May. It's in a VERY hilly town. Every year I try to shave just a... Read more

  • Emotional eating

    4/15/2017 1:42:15 PM, by SSMITH762

    I had hoped to get past emotional eating, but it's still something I struggle with. I've had an annoying couple of day. First, I loaned my car to my brother on Thursday and he got it into a wreck. And the rental companies are booked up due to a holiday, so I can't get the rental until Monday. I l... Read more

  • Today

    4/15/2017 11:19:42 AM, by DRAGKULENIA

    Just a nice day of rest. Family visit's tomorrow. Wishing all a wonderful day.... Read more

  • Speaking in Sparks!

    4/15/2017 5:35:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    I'm Speaking in Sparks! Since I started speaking in Sparks, my whole world has improved. Speaking the Spark means that I've learned the lingo and I'm fluent in this new language. I understand the culture of SparkPeople, and it's great! My thinking is more positive, and I'm a different person... Read more

  • Friday, Friday

    4/15/2017 1:00:50 AM, by GRATTECIELLA

    So ... I am 40 cals over my goal for today. That includes all the calories I earned from exercising too. Disappointing! But I had the following successes: - exercised for 66 minutes, including my first jog in over 6 months - reached 10k steps for the 4th day in a row - made healthy food choices al... Read more

  • Thursday/Friday

    4/14/2017 11:20:20 PM, by TERRI289

    Thursday was a partial day of rest and a visit to the dermatologist. She froze some things that have yet to fall off.. We went to a fundraiser dinner at Friendlys..the ice cream was good the food not so much. Today I had Zumba(foot was ok) and a slew of errands before lunch with a friend.... Read more

  • Scrapbook of memories on Leah among other things

    4/14/2017 11:10:02 PM, by ONEAGLESWINGS19

    Today I put together several more pages on the scrapbook of Leah. I consider it my form of therapy right now. But I am still hurting a lot from her death. I have written more poems about her still. I accidentally deleted my blog with my second poem. I will take pictures of the pages when I have prin... Read more

  • Apr 14th 2017

    4/14/2017 10:55:46 PM, by MLIEN913

    It was a good day. I got in a good chair workout, a good walk and ate reasonably well. I saw an add for the Abdoer360. It looks good but I wonder if it works. I'm thinking of getting it for the 30 day trial. It could help get me back into shape and maybe my husband can try it too. I'm getting desp... Read more

  • And Spring Begins

    4/14/2017 10:16:52 PM, by CRYSALLIS1

    First night of camping for the season. Gentle little thunderstorm with the sound of rain pitter pattering on the roof. Love it!!!!! Ready to go on a hike around the lake tomorrow. Eager to what's new around town. Need to decide which church to attend Easter Services Sunday. No worries I brought ... Read more

  • Weekends

    4/14/2017 7:28:44 PM, by DRAGKULENIA

    Just wishing all a great weekend. Enjoy, love and laugh. We all desire some fun.... Read more

  • New healthy thing

    4/14/2017 4:21:29 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Yesterday I read in Spark that coffee shouldn't be the first thing you drink since it's a diuretic and when you wake up you really need to re-hydrate so yesterday I decided to start drinking 8 oz of water before my breakfast. As we all know water can fill you up and I a hard time finishing my usual ... Read more

  • Gotta Love the Never-Ending Stress!

    4/14/2017 3:50:26 PM, by ERINLINDSAY83

    As if all the health issues weren't stressful enough in our lives, it's been a ROUGH few weeks financially. Mind you, in the last year, our finances have changed dramatically with buying a house and having a baby ( which we also have to pay full-time daycare for.) After finding out we owe quit... Read more

  • It's not what life gives you, it's how you respond

    4/14/2017 1:15:12 PM, by GRATTECIELLA

    A great video on positivity and seeing the glass as half full: https://www.facebook.com/Chann
    el4News/videos/10154734275
    256939/ This man went through extreme tragedy, losing his young son. And in the aftermath he discovered: I could cry in a room every day for the rest of my life, and ... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #52 - Happy Friday!

    4/14/2017 12:55:36 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    It's Friday and my official weigh in day! Well, I'm lucky I got my 4 weeks being below 125 before this week - because I gained 1.2 lbs! I'm officially 125.6. 39 But guess what? It's not a reason to get down, it's a reason to keep moving. Literally! I'm really hoping to push and lose that 1.2 lbs b... Read more

  • Today's Plans

    4/14/2017 9:37:17 AM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I don’t have anything too exciting going on right now. I’ve just been getting a lot of positive feedback from people about my hiking adventures… friends wanting to tag along for my day hikes or short backpacking trips, lots of instagram likes of my hiking photos, a more seasoned hiker friend giving ... Read more

  • What a week

    4/14/2017 8:03:21 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    I watch my cousins 2 little girls (4 and 1) 3 times a week. Monday and Tuesdays 7am to 330pm and Wednesdays 7am to roughly 7pm. This week was different. My cousin and her husband had tickets to a concert last night so my cousin dropped them off yesterday at 2pm and Im not to sure as to when she w... Read more

  • Starting Now!

    4/14/2017 5:12:59 AM, by JSTETSER

    Starting Now! Today is the day to step ahead, no need to fear, no need to dread! Start right now to make the change, Simply focus on you, and rearrange Those parts of your life that don't quite fit, It's not overwhelming,, so please don't quit! You can do it one step at a time, ... Read more