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  • This is a vulnerable post for me

    12/8/2016 12:00:51 AM, by DANCEDIVAMISSA

    I have tried for many, many years to lose weight. I have been an on again, off again member of sparkpeople since 2009. I never struggled with weight before I met my ex-husband. I was actually on the side of too thin, to the point where my doctor would check on me thinking I needed to gain weight.... Read more

  • Tired Wednesday but smiling

    12/7/2016 11:44:12 PM, by TERRI289

    I taught Zumba while tired and survived. I had a birthday lunch with the wonderful CarolPrestige and I had a great nap! Awsesome....... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 77

    12/7/2016 10:05:30 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 77 - 20 minutes of yoga and my step goal. Day 76 - Final step count 10264 (10,000) Day 75 - Final step count 10647 (10,000) Day 74 - Final step count 10798 (10,000) Day 73 - Final step... Read more

  • Cream cheese stuffed meatballs

    12/7/2016 7:00:15 PM, by MJLUVSANIMALS
    atballs/... Read more

  • Hump day is giving me the blahs

    12/7/2016 4:19:14 PM, by MLIEN913

    The weather is so fickle today. Snow early, then rain and now sunshine at sunset. This kind of day makes it harder to get moving. At least I'm on this side of life and get to experience it all. Trying to stay positive. Stay blessed Sparkers.... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/7/2016 11:28:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mostly cloudy and cool day here today. that is okay with me and my daughter. she is really enjoying the weather these days and so am i. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 80

    12/7/2016 11:27:04 AM, by MRSBLOSESWEIGHT

    My grandma died yesterday. My first grandparent death...... Read more

  • 50 day streak of logging into Spark.

    12/7/2016 6:53:30 AM, by TIGERSPEECH

    I met my goal of logging into Spark for 50 days and now it is on to 100. Previously I made it to 301. Now to add some consistent food and exercise tracking. Have an enjoyable day everyone.... Read more

  • Moving right along...

    12/7/2016 5:39:18 AM, by JSTETSER

    I woke up late, nd am going to have a great day. You might say that I'm moving right along! ... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 12/6/16

    12/7/2016 3:59:38 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they tell me about slowing down. 2. getting hours in, because money is good. 3. staying out of it, because these people don't know how to drive. 4. familiarity, because it facilitates comfort. 5. premade healthy meals, because it works great for the kids. 6. text, bec... Read more

  • Tuesday night...long day but good

    12/6/2016 10:35:00 PM, by TERRI289

    I made it to the eye doctor on time and had a good visit and report. Pressure is good. Then home to take care of Max and later to work at the college. Class was good today and two students finished up. Yay. After another stop at home to take care of the puppy. Then it was off to tutor... Read more

  • Ugh... PMS!

    12/6/2016 9:58:41 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    My PMS has been so bad lately. I don't track my period, so I didn't realize I had PMS until I started bleeding this morning. When my period came, it hit me... THAT'S why I've been so lethargic lately! Since it started I've regained a lot of energy. Hopefully I can harness it and have... Read more

  • update

    12/6/2016 9:14:51 PM, by RHONDA93

    after a few days of silence.. and more sugar for stress... nothings changed.. at least i found a deterrent or things would have been a whole lot worse....can't say bad words...but some how i haven't been "found" yet so God is on my side... but at least i'm trying to occupy my mind with other things ... Read more

  • The verdict

    12/6/2016 8:40:45 PM, by BIKEORAMA

    I went to see my surgeon early Monday morning. He took one look at my skin and said that I needed surgery immediately. Apparently, there was a lot of fluid pooling in the area where he originally operated back in mid-November. Gross, I know. His next question -- when did you eat or drink last? ... Read more

  • Found a house I love for rent

    12/6/2016 8:20:34 PM, by SSMITH762

    So I've been posting on here about my house search. The issue is that the market for rentals here in Dallas is such that you need to commit within a day to get a good place. Or at least, you doing the more desirable areas. I found a lovely home in a not so nice neighborhood, but it's a secluded a... Read more

  • Staying positive

    12/6/2016 7:04:42 PM, by MLIEN913

    Sometimes it has been really hard to stay positive. I have to remind myself that I'm never alone on this journey. Mostly I have G-d with me. There's also everyone here to help me stay positive. Thank you for all the support.... Read more

  • Advice from a Snowman

    12/6/2016 4:54:34 PM, by MRS_EVA_K

    ~ Be a jolly, happy soul ~ spend time outdoors ~ Stay cool ~ It's okay to be a little bottom heavy ~ Avoid Meltdowns ~ Be well-rounded ~ Live well, life is short!... Read more

  • Typical December Crazies

    12/6/2016 3:46:36 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    The City Council meeting we went to sounds great. We will get a new theater and an organic market plus a very nice pedestrian lane and some more townhomes. I'm pretty happy with the plans. We went to the library also and found the DVD Laura an old noir detective story that was created from the book ... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 76

    12/6/2016 2:45:06 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 76 - 20 minutes of yoga and my step goal. Day 75 - Final step count 10647 (10,000) Day 74 - Final step count 10798 (10,000) Day 73 - Final step count 9367 (9,000) Day 72 - Final step c... Read more

  • Lost 5 pounds

    12/6/2016 1:55:51 PM, by POEDAUGHTER7

    I lost 1.7 pounds over the Thanksgiving break! Since I got on the Alli diet plan Nov. 15th I have lost a total of five pounds. Part of the loss happened over Thanksgiving, so that part was hard to do. Alli costs more than many of the other diet vitamins on the market, but it REALLY works. I... Read more

  • Ch-Ch-Changes - 57 Weeks Post-VSG

    12/6/2016 10:53:00 AM, by CALLIKIA

    Ooooh, girl! (or boy!) My life has been CRAZY lately. *sigh* Some good, some bad. All of it, I do believe, for the better. If I can just keep my head above water, that is... First, and most importantly, the stats: Highest Weight: 466.6 Weight Pre-Pre-Surgery Diet: 437.8 Weight Da... Read more

  • Day 79 Feels More Like Day 1

    12/6/2016 10:46:40 AM, by MRSBLOSESWEIGHT

    My eating has gone completely out of whack. My exercise has gone down hill. I feel exactly in the place where I started. OUT OF CONTROL!!!! There has not been a day in the last three weeks that I haven't felt overwhelmed and used food as my go to. I have a long history of emotional eating. I picked ... Read more

  • Still in pain

    12/6/2016 7:10:28 AM, by MISSA526

    Still recovering. Can't do much in terms of exercising due to the fact that my right knee arthritis has flared up something fierce. Today I have a doctor's appointment about 2 hours away. Yuck! I see my surgeon on Thursday so hopefully he can help me out. Meanwhile I'm trying to lose the pain w... Read more

  • Give up the Grudge!

    12/6/2016 5:20:08 AM, by JSTETSER

    A grudge is a terrible weight to carry! It makes a person look old and Harry. So tired and sad Remembering pain that they had And living ir again every day. The holiday's here now my friend, And here is what I recommend- Give heed to my nudge, And give us that grudge Bury the ax... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 75

    12/5/2016 9:45:28 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 75 - 20 minutes of yoga and my step goal. Day 74 - Final step count 10798 (10,000) Day 73 - Final step count 9367 (9,000) Day 72 - Final step count 9518 (9,000) Day 71 - Final step cou... Read more

  • Zumba master class and the wedding(pictures)

    12/5/2016 9:33:41 PM, by TERRI289

    Dovydas who is from LIthuania and is awesome!! ... Read more

  • 240's, Here I Come!

    12/5/2016 8:37:25 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I finally hit 250 lbs. 17 lbs, GONE. My first major goal! Woohoo! 240s, here I come! I just got paid so I treated myself to a pair of jeans from the thrift store. I also found two shirts that I could not resist! The shirts are a bit snug, but I'm sure they'll fit soon enough. The jeans ar... Read more

  • Crazy busy weekend, crazy busy week 4 + 3 -

    12/5/2016 8:21:15 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    This weekend we saw the movie "Arrival" with friends and then ate out for dinner and dessert. I'm glad to spread my sociable wings + but I didn't track food - I got over 15, 000 steps and most were at 15 minute mile range with huffing and puffing + Last night we saw the NCAA Women's soccer f... Read more

  • Rethinking how we think

    12/5/2016 5:56:21 PM, by RECOVERYMAMA

    I don't think I'd even realized how much of my life I've spent hating myself. It's always easy to find negative things to say to yourself. It takes a lot of work to see good where we've always seen nothing but failure. I was sitting in a recovery meeting this weekend, listening, and found myself ... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/5/2016 3:49:39 PM, by MOMMY445

    i am out and about, enjoying the day. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Puppy's Birthday, Playing with Wii, Ugly Sweater Winner

    12/5/2016 2:08:56 PM, by KALISWALKER

    Today is puppy Royce's first birthday and she is delighted that it just snowed. It's her first snow and she rushed out with the kids to taste it and play in it. 38 I tried to include a video of her playing in the snow but I do not know how to compress it so I can put it on Spark. Please le... Read more

  • Mini Paleo Pizzas

    12/5/2016 10:07:58 AM, by MJLUVSANIMALS
    -paleo-pizzas/... Read more

  • Prepared for The STORMS!

    12/5/2016 5:19:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    Today will be my first big snowstorm of the season. I am ready for a work day trip with new tires and my scraper in the ηar. I have my boots and the right clothes. I know that most people do this too. Things can get rough without them. It's also important to be prepared in any area. I want ... Read more

  • I am grateful for...

    12/5/2016 4:17:22 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they keep me from looking back. 2. a good nap, because it was needed. 3. our new-to-us dog, because she's a welcome addition, even if she is a butter thief. 4. routine, because it really helps when things become chaotic. 5. distractions, because they keep me from wallow... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 12/4/16

    12/5/2016 3:53:48 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they take things at face value. 2. text, because it helps me send out alerts without having to deal with idle chit chat. 3. santa opportunities, because the kids get to have the experience. 4. autostart, because warmth is good in single digits. 5. having the time to loo... Read more

  • Busy wonderful Sunday

    12/4/2016 11:18:32 PM, by TERRI289

    We had breakfast at our favorite place and we had a wonderful time at my friend's wedding. I taught the mom and tutored the daughter so they are both my friends... It was a wonderful ceremony and the reception was great. We sat with great people, danced with great people, and ate too much... ... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 74

    12/4/2016 9:55:19 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 74 - 20 minutes of yoga and my step goal. Day 73 - Final step count 9367 (9,000) Day 72 - Final step count 9518 (9,000) Day 71 - Final step count 9518 (9,000) Day 70 - Final step count... Read more

  • Making it work

    12/4/2016 7:24:08 PM, by MLIEN913

    Tonight I made spaghetti squash with meatballs and sauce. Might be the healthiest meal but it was delicious. Even better news was that my bush and actually ate a large helping. Getting him to eat vegetables is like feeding a toddler.😁 This week I plan to eat more vegetable based meals and soup.... Read more

  • Called my surgeon

    12/4/2016 1:20:10 PM, by BIKEORAMA

    I see him tomorrow to look at my surgical site. He says that it's not uncommon for women who have had radiation to have issues with the skin accepting the implant. He thinks that there may be fluid building up around the implant. With the drain already taken out, there's nowhere for the fluid to go.... Read more

  • thinking ahead

    12/4/2016 9:33:16 AM, by TIGERSPEECH

    The date reminded me today that my birthday is in one month and I will be 59 years old. So, in one month and one year I will be 60 years old. I'll be giving some thought to what I want to do in that time.... Read more

  • Holiday spirit

    12/4/2016 9:25:21 AM, by RMPOKRZY

    I have a confession to make. I'm actually enjoying the hopefully small break between jobs. It helps that there are so many holiday activities. This weekend, the family and I set up our Christmas tree. It was so nice that we all worked on it together. I'm very fortunate to have them. Here'... Read more

  • Weekly Wrap Up/Goals for Next week

    12/4/2016 8:54:15 AM, by ALP1976

    Last week was kind of a funky one... my husband was out of town all week and that simply disrupts my routine in a big-time way. I made it to the gym once, my friends -- ONCE. Oops. Oh well, right? It is really quite the challenge to be home and manage everything when he's gone and simply the act... Read more

  • GOALS: Week of December 4

    12/4/2016 8:28:36 AM, by DCFELLA

    Goal(s) Week of Dec. 4: 1) Run at least 3 miles, 3 times this week 3) Gym 3x this week (with light cardio) 4) Goal weight at end of week: MY GOAL WEIGHT! Results: 1) TBD 2) TBD 3) TBD Notes as I start a new week: Today was monthly measurements day. So far I've lost 11.4% body... Read more

  • Apple Cider vinegar dressing

    12/4/2016 7:43:31 AM, by MJLUVSANIMALS
    gar-dressing/ ... Read more

  • You Never Know!

    12/4/2016 6:34:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    You never know just how strong you are until being strong is your only choice. I have changed my diet and am in the best shape of my life at 60 years old. Why? Because I was faced with the challenge of staying off medication for Type II Diabetes. I joined Spark People, and every day I make small c... Read more

  • Possible setback

    12/4/2016 6:29:37 AM, by BIKEORAMA

    I had my last surgical drain taken out last Wednesday. On Thursday evening, I not only came down with flu (it's been circulating around our house for the last several weeks - I was the last to get it), the right side of my chest reconstruction started to get swollen and painful. I put a compression ... Read more

  • Airplane shop

    12/3/2016 11:14:27 PM, by MLIEN913

    Today was the annual open house at the Airplane Shop. I bought a P-47D red tail and a Spitfire. I found a Demon biplane for my husband. That place is my version of Candy land. I'm such an airplane geek!πŸ˜„... Read more

  • Saturday..the Fitbit is back! A picture from Thursday night

    12/3/2016 10:39:47 PM, by TERRI289

    It was relaxed day mostly. Fortunately...I needed it. The fitbit wa attached to my Zumba bag.Not sure how that happened. Chores got done and we had a nice trip to the bookstore. I even got in a long nap which I desperately needed Here's a group shot from Thur... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 73

    12/3/2016 8:58:14 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 73 - 20 minutes of yoga, 30 minutes rebounder and my step goal. Day 72 - Final step count 9518 (9,000) Day 71 - Final step count 9518 (9,000) Day 70 - Final step count 9417 (9,000) Day... Read more

  • still learning after all these years

    12/3/2016 1:59:38 PM, by TIGERSPEECH

    I'm trying to remind myself that peace of mind and wanting to make improvements don't have to be at odds with each other. I'm also trying to quiet my self-critical inner voice which allows more room for gratitude. As the year enters the last 30 days I work on remember things that will help me grow.... Read more

  • Already missing visiting my sister

    12/3/2016 11:34:35 AM, by SSMITH762

    I got back home last night after spending the week visiting with my sister and her babies. It was a lovely week and they were so nice about trying to modify their meals for me. I kept insisting that I would eat mostly what they ate, just with veggies in place of the rice and pasta. It did snow... Read more

  • Mt. Major-an easy hike!

    12/3/2016 5:18:25 AM, by JSTETSER

    You don't need to climb a dangerous peak to get amazing photos! Most of my pictures are taken right on Mt Monadnock. Yesterday I hiked Mt. Major, which has little elevation gain, but great views of Lake Winnipesaukee. Hiking is great exercise, and easy on the joints. The biggest things ... Read more

  • Year and party report - protective power of planning

    12/3/2016 4:45:36 AM, by KRISZTA11

    The party was great, and I did well. I learned again that planning ahead has a protective power against overeating. 248 half glass of red wine upon arrival - I enjoyed it and drank water thereafter 230 Raffello coconut-almond bonbons - our table won a heap of sweets in the quiz - I hadn'... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 12/2/16

    12/3/2016 3:56:48 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because are my barometers. 2. gut instinct, because it can split-second, life-changing experiences. 3. experience, because it can provide for simple solutions to what could result in complex situations. 4. the movement of time, because some things are better past. 5. pandora, b... Read more

  • Friday. a mixed bag

    12/2/2016 10:52:33 PM, by TERRI289

    I was pretty beat from the night before so I skipped taking a class this morning but I did teach my class. Sadly, I took off the fitbit while typing, forgot to put it back on and now it is missing. Max is a handful. I stayed for painting class which went overitme, throwing the rest of my schedu... Read more

  • Friday. a mixed bag

    12/2/2016 10:52:33 PM, by TERRI289

    I was pretty beat from the night before so I skipped taking a class this morning but I did teach my class. Sadly, I took off the fitbit while typing, forgot to put it back on and now it is missing. Max is a handful. I stayed for painting class which went overitme, throwing the rest of my schedu... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 72

    12/2/2016 10:15:33 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 72 - 20 minutes of yoga, 30 minutes rebounder and my step goal. Day 71 - Final step count 9518 (9,000) Day 70 - Final step count 9417 (9,000) Day 69 - Final step count 9337 (9,000) Day... Read more

  • Getting back on track

    12/2/2016 8:28:36 PM, by MLIEN913

    It's been rough but now is the time to back on track. I don't expect miracles but I have to get healthier. Being the holiday season makes it hard too. I'll do my best.... Read more

  • Recovering Scale Junkie - Fitbit bloggin

    12/2/2016 2:47:05 PM, by PINKD333

    I am still a recovering Scale Junkie, I guess it is just in the DNA. I went to the Doctor the other day for a Med Check for allergy medicine and hid my eyes. I got a fit bit in September and weighed to see where I was and measure the improvement but it is again not serving me. I lost 5 pounds fro... Read more

  • Keto Berry Mug Cake

    12/2/2016 12:28:50 PM, by MJLUVSANIMALS
    /08/05/keto-berry-mug-cake ... Read more

  • Need to Sort Myself Out

    12/2/2016 12:28:03 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I need to sort myself out. I have been slacking on protein intake and I'm definitely feeling it. Perpetually exhausted. Anxious. Ugh. This means I'm not at "peak performance." I just got a new job, and am too sluggish to go to the gym after doing everything for work. I also think I may be runni... Read more

  • Keto Ranch dressing

    12/2/2016 12:20:06 PM, by MJLUVSANIMALS
    ssing ... Read more

  • Busy But Keep Trying

    12/2/2016 12:02:38 PM, by KALISWALKER

    248 Day 16 of 199.9 POUNDS on New Year's Day - DO NOT GAIN WEIGHT! Things I did right checklist. 1) Set a reasonable bedtime 2) Daily weigh in to monitor weight trend 3) Nutrition Tracking 6) 3 Meals a Day. No Random Eating. 14) No seconds 353 New Year's Day Happy Dance scenario... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/2/2016 10:38:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    another cool day here today. my daughter and some of her classmates are off to an eco trip today. she has been looking forward to this all week. next week, she goes on a different field trip with her school. then there will be one more to a place she has been before with me. today, i do not have muc... Read more

  • Preparing for company year end party

    12/2/2016 8:05:58 AM, by KRISZTA11

    Tonight is our company's year end party, and I have made my plans, organizers always send out the menu in advance which is very helpful I decided immediately that I'm not going to have soup, starters or any kind of bread. Then I picked a main course (roast duck with baked potatoes and steamed ca... Read more

  • Advice from a Tree (pic)

    12/2/2016 7:01:35 AM, by MRS_EVA_K

    Lunchbox Note: Advice from a Tree... Read more

  • Prepare for the Winter Wonderland!

    12/2/2016 5:15:45 AM, by JSTETSER

    I’m dreaming of the Whites this winter! Hiking in the White Mountains of NH, on quiet, snow covered trails with the cold, crisp air filling our lungs is a beautiful experience. While dreams are important, planning and preparation will keep the dream from becoming a nightmare. This article will he... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 12/1/16

    12/2/2016 3:43:04 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make my heart smile daily. 2. the angels that have been placed in my life, because they show up in the nick of time. 3. putting one foot in front of the other, because it's the only way to get through it. 4. our additions, because they compliment well. 5. having th... Read more

  • Thursday....Zumba Master class with Dovydas from Lithuania!!

    12/1/2016 10:56:50 PM, by TERRI289

    He was awesome!!
    Ctvww I hope the link works. Here he is teaching the song Cheap Thrills. the day was ok but the 100 minute class got December off to a great start. Will post pictures when they are up on FB!! 334... Read more

  • Such a Geek

    12/1/2016 8:51:26 PM, by MLIEN913

    This week I have been waiving my geek flag high. My favourite sci-fi/super hero shows have had a mash-up this week and I'm loving it! Sometimes it feels good not thinking about food, exercise or calories. Tonight I'm just enjoying the television. πŸ˜‰... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 71

    12/1/2016 8:17:22 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 71 - 20 minutes of yoga, 30 minutes rebounder and my step goal. Day 70 - Final step count 9417 (9,000) Day 69 - Final step count 9337 (9,000) Day 68 - Final step count 9696 (9,000) Day... Read more

  • Doing well 4 +'s

    12/1/2016 2:17:55 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Wednesday's are a harder day for me to get out and walk since I have a meeting at 10 and another at 1 so yesterday I finally went out to walk at 3. It had been raining all day and I thought it had stopped but there was still a drizzle. I decided to power thru it and walk on the Bay which is a little... Read more

  • Recovery going well

    12/1/2016 2:15:39 PM, by BIKEORAMA

    i finally got my last surgical drain out yesterday. I won't miss it. ;-) It's nice to not be tethered to it anymore. My reconstruction surgery was my final big milestone in this marathon of a process. It's a relief to be over and done with this. Now I can focus on healing and taking care of myse... Read more

  • Mad at myself

    12/1/2016 1:51:12 PM, by WAYFARINGSOUL78

    Everything in my life seems to revolve around food. I use it for medicine when I feel bad. I use it as a reward for when I'm proud of myself. I use it to unwind after a long day at the hospital. I use it to cure boredom. I use it as a centerpiece for any celebration. I have gotten to a point in my l... Read more

  • It's thursday

    12/1/2016 1:18:46 PM, by MOMMY445

    a very windy and cool day here today. my daughter was dressed warmly when it was time for her to get to school this morning. i made sure to dress warmly when i went out to do some much needed laundry. i got in an extra walk this morning and i feel really good about it. all of the birds say cheep,che... Read more

  • Been away for so long

    12/1/2016 12:58:29 PM, by TECH1960PS

    Its been over a year since I posted on SPARKPEOPLE. Where has the time gone! I am still trying to loose weight ! I am up and down, I need to focus and stay motivated. That's why I am back, I need help. 224 Writing my thoughts down helps, sharing helps as well. Here's to getting ri... Read more

  • Lowest Weight in 2 Weeks!

    12/1/2016 11:44:59 AM, by KALISWALKER

    I could not get to sleep last night so I got up and ate. I know bad, bad, bad. It was something I stopped doing in 2011. Thinking about it this morning a few new strategies come to mind, and they center around not coming downstairs to the kitchen. 1) take a sleeping pill go back to bed for 20 ... Read more

  • Day 74

    12/1/2016 10:57:31 AM, by MRSBLOSESWEIGHT

    I have narrowed down to when my motivation hit the road, to three weeks ago. That was when my daughter first got sick. This all makes more sense because I am stressed out right now. It's been one thing after another for the last few weeks. So now that I know it is stress, what do I do about it... Read more

  • Almost two years later

    12/1/2016 10:40:39 AM, by PATRICE_E

    Hey Sparklers! Just a quick check in to say hello and let you know that all is well. A few years ago I met a wonderful accountability partner here, and although I've only popped in a couple of times over the past two years, she and I continue our daily (or every other day) emails, reporting on ... Read more

  • volatile

    12/1/2016 9:32:53 AM, by WHIRLEDP

    Wow, the atmosphere and earth have, at the very least, been very volatile around here. But today? It's crisp and beautiful. Look at that weather. Acting all like nothing happened. First it was drought. Then came the wildfires. Then came the devastation. Then came the rains. And the fl... Read more

  • Goals for December -- inching closer to 2017!!

    12/1/2016 7:36:20 AM, by ALP1976

    Final month of 2016... I will be happy to flip the calendar and be D-O-N-E with 2016. It has been far from uneventful that's for sure. I guess I will be happy for that profound flip of the calendar to bid adieu to 2016 and to have the fresh new year looming ahead of me. I have... Read more

  • Advice from a Snowflake

    12/1/2016 5:51:29 AM, by MRS_EVA_K

    Advice from nature on making it through the holidays season... Read more

  • Transformed!

    12/1/2016 5:13:44 AM, by JSTETSER

    The 30 days of thankfulness has made me a kinder and more thankful person. Thank you to each person who gave a part of their day during November to be thankful and also to read my blogs. I am truly blessed to be surrounded by such great Sparks! ... Read more

  • medically and mentally speaking.... PMS and the discussion

    11/30/2016 11:19:22 PM, by RHONDA93

    Why do guys- everybody -thinks menstrual periods are a piece of cake? with my problem..what's the name of that hospital again? well since I didn't really do much Im hoping things will be better but then they... well...and there's christmas and beyond.. right after i turn 41 that is if my eye balls ... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 70

    11/30/2016 10:13:08 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 70 - 20 minutes of yoga, 30 minutes rebounder and my step goal! Day 69 - Final step count 9337 (9,000) Day 68 - Final step count 9696 (9,000) Day 67 - Final step count 10020 (9,000) Da... Read more

  • Wednesday

    11/30/2016 8:55:52 PM, by TERRI289

    it was a full day...Zumba Gold went well. Left leg is a bit sore, think it might be my IT band. Hello icepack! Coffee with friends was good and later it was home to crazy dog. Max is still bouncing like a jumping bean. My 4 pm cancelled and I got a phone call about a new student. Good to k... Read more

  • Sty

    11/30/2016 6:58:31 PM, by MLIEN913

    Why do I have to have a sty? It's because of my allergies that my eye first puffed up. Today I have the hard bump. Does anyone know how to ease these things away?... Read more

  • God Never Ceases to Amaze Me!

    11/30/2016 3:34:25 PM, by ERINLINDSAY83

    Just a quick little snippet here.... One of my friends has been having a bit of a rough patch. I sent her a card anonymously in the mail today to lift her spirits. It had the verse 1st Peter 5:7 on it. Today, she posted a verse on FB as encouragement to herself and others. I'll give you one gu... Read more

  • So far this week 11 +'s / 1 -

    11/30/2016 3:19:30 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Sunday, Monday and Tuesday step counts were 17,200, 13,755 and 17,041 + + + I stayed within my calorie threshold each day + + + I met sparker SKIRNIR. We had a nice lunch and walked around the industrial park near my office. Had a nice chat and started to make plans to meet up again + I ... Read more

  • Set the Bar Low Works & Carrot Soup & Wii

    11/30/2016 1:17:17 PM, by KALISWALKER

    This year I have worked hard to overcome my perfectionist attitude - all or nothing! It's helped a lot and I created a new way to challenge myself - Set the Bar Low and plan for success. Note very low is good too as long as I do it. I am trying new recipes and making foods I have never tried be... Read more

  • Today is a Choice....

    11/30/2016 10:54:48 AM, by RECOVERYMAMA

    I can't change the reasons I am depressed, I can't erase my grief, I can't make the past change and return my daughter to life, I can't erase the pain. I can, however, choose how I live this day. I can choose to live a life in gratitude. I can look at the many blessings in my life, and be so v... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/30/2016 10:09:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to focus on my online english and math courses. i am definitely practicing more in calculating percentages, as it is not something that comes easy to me. i can do them, i just find i need a lot of time to do so. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyon... Read more

  • Day 73

    11/30/2016 9:48:13 AM, by MRSBLOSESWEIGHT

    My motivation is missing and I'm not sure where to look for it. If anyone had seen it please direct it back to me. I have come too far to give up now. Since I had my daughter, I have lost 18 lbs. That is a great number but it is not good enough for me. I have a goal of losing 26 more pounds and I wa... Read more

  • December Goals

    11/30/2016 7:08:12 AM, by MRS_EVA_K

    This month I plan to ink in 10 minutes of exercise per day and 10 minutes of relaxation time. I'll pencil in more on days that allow. The holidays are just so full of hustle and bustle. I plan to make game plans for holiday parties and meals so that I enjoy myself and don't over indulge. -- I also... Read more

  • #30 Innocence

    11/30/2016 5:23:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    #30 of Thirty Days of Thankfulness I am thankful for the innocence of young children. When I look at these lovely little girls, I see sweet, gentle spirits that come from living in a loving home. I know that every moment with a young child is not bliss, but I love looking into the eyes... Read more

  • Fresh Start

    11/30/2016 1:57:32 AM, by VIDYARP

    A wise man once said - "Only a fool will continue doing the same thing and expect a different result". I am the fool he is referring to. At least thats what i'd like to believe. I have lived in denial all these years. Made some small attempts in between to get fit but never had the willpower or pers... Read more

  • Tuesday..missteps and surprises

    11/29/2016 10:04:25 PM, by TERRI289

    I mixed up the time for my eye doctor appointment. No worries, rescheduled and I was able to spend more time at the viewing for my friend's father. Work was ok and I was able to fit in a visit with a friend before tutoring in the evening. I am a bit beat...I hear my bed calling... 102... Read more

  • My Next 100 Days - Days 69

    11/29/2016 10:01:36 PM, by ITS_MY_TURN_NOW

    Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. 247 I can do this! 311 Day 69 - 20 minutes of yoga, 30 minutes rebounder and my step goal! Day 68 - Final step count 9696 (9,000) Day 67 - Final step count 10020 (9,000) Day 66 - Final step count 9552 (9,000) Da... Read more

  • An off day

    11/29/2016 6:54:17 PM, by MLIEN913

    I'm feeling very fat today and off kilter. Not sure why. Either way I'm still looking to the bright side so that I don't spiral out of control. No matter what happens I'm the one who made the choice to do right or wrong.... Read more

  • Had surgery on Wednesday

    11/29/2016 11:02:09 AM, by MISSA526

    I had surgery to fix many issues with my shoulder and bicep. I am in a tremendous amount of pain. Even with the high dose Norco I can't really sleep. I have 3 deep incisions. I've been pain eating and have gained weight but that is stopping NOW!! I can't wait to start physical therapy! I know ... Read more