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  • Walking

    7/26/2016 2:50:22 PM, by POLERGEEK13

    I hate walking alone due to my social anxiety. I have decided to start working on that. I live near a hospital that has a huge track around it. I want to walk everyday and will start with at least 3 times a week. I will have to walk in the late evening due to it being so hot and humid where live. ... Read more

  • I am a learn to run graduate!

    7/26/2016 2:22:05 PM, by LIZZIE93-4

    I joined the Running Room's learn to run 10 weeks ago and I am so excited to say that I completed the program! Some weeks were hard but I am so lucky to have had a friend sign up with me to support each other. When I joined I knew I was able to complete it, but more importantly I made the deci... Read more

  • 45 pounds down

    7/26/2016 2:12:01 PM, by SSMITH762

    What a difference 3.5 months can make. Plus what a difference changing your eating habits can make. The first pic was from the second weekend in April and the second photo was just now.... Read more

  • My mi band 1s finally came in the mail

    7/26/2016 1:09:40 PM, by SSMITH762

    I've been looking forward to getting a dedicated fitness tracker. It's so frustrating charging my smartwatch all the time, lol. So I picked up the xiaomi mi band 1s for $13.99, no extra fees and free shipping. I think is was on sale since they are clearing out stock. The mi band 2 is better and c... Read more

  • a very warm and sunny day here

    7/26/2016 12:42:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    i find places to keep cool. the interview for today got postponed. the person doing the interviews got called away. i will keep on trying. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • New car today!

    7/26/2016 9:16:56 AM, by GO_ROSIE_GO

    My husband and I have long commutes to work and have family on both sides that live far away. To go home for us it's between 5 and 6 hours (different directions) last fall we traded in my car and got a nice GMC truck. Safer, dependable and my husband who didn't care for stick shift could drive it. N... Read more

  • Visiting my Son

    7/26/2016 5:39:36 AM, by JSTETSER

    Family visits Well, I just had a great visit with my son, DIL, and baby Shiloh Rose. The joy of holding my grandchild in my arms, and seeing her smile up at me is a thrill that creates a strong and lasting bond. Playing with the baby makes my heart bigger and better. I feel that baby love! It ... Read more

  • You'll See Me Dead Before You See Me Quit

    7/26/2016 5:23:05 AM, by SUPER_CIARA

    I feel back on track. I'm not having huge losses, but I am losing again, I'm getting moderate exercise, and my nutrition is back on track and in acceptable ranges except for sodium as lately I've had a penchant for exotic sea salts and because my blood pressure is good, I've been a little bit ... Read more

  • Monday night..only one Zumba today

    7/25/2016 11:11:38 PM, by TERRI289

    I cancelled my night time class. The venue doesn't have air and combined with heat indices of 99, it was smarter to cancel. In fact, I fell asleep on the couch. Love my couch! The day was good even if I did a creative macarena..forgot one step....eekkk! And hubby brought home dinner so I only... Read more

  • Nearly over did it today

    7/25/2016 7:39:53 PM, by MLIEN913

    The morning started out nice; 80 degrees with a light breeze. Sadly the weather got worse. It was 97 degrees outside with a heat index of 105 degrees. I didn't realize how bad it was as I did some workouts and walking. When I noticed that the breath coming from my nose felt cooler than the air aroun... Read more

  • Monday Money matters~

    7/25/2016 3:53:47 PM, by MYAKAYAH

    I like to take lunch from 1230-130-ish. Feels like the rest of the day zooms by when I do that! 7-4 is a good schedule to have. I work round 40 hours a week which is nice since I seem to always be moving about and dealing with customers and their various issues. I work Monday-Thursday from 7-530 thi... Read more

  • Breathing room

    7/25/2016 2:29:34 PM, by EPPIESMOM

    I have been working ok n getting asthma medication since January. I tried enrolling in a study and was turned down. I tried supplements while look I ng v for another solution to my "no insurance " problem. In February I was referred to Any Baby Can. They have a pharmacist l I call that works with di... Read more

  • flowing firmly

    7/25/2016 11:44:57 AM, by FITBIZZZ

    It just occurred to me that I'm my lowest weight since I can remember. Well not my 20s and high school, still working on getting back to my fighting weight (more like my flute playing weight). BUT for now, I haven't been this light since 2012 and I was 3 lbs heavier then. Then it dawned on me, ... Read more

  • another warm day here

    7/25/2016 11:44:25 AM, by MOMMY445

    overnight, there was a thunderstorm here, complete with some actual rain. it is calling for it to be another warm day here today. i was going through my online course work to see what i have to do to be right up to date, and in one of them, there is much more than i figured to still do. i will do w... Read more

  • Spark coach

    7/25/2016 8:27:01 AM, by MISSA526

    One thing I've noticed as a improvement is all my clothes are fitting much looser. The shorts that were tight last summer are practically falling off of me now! Yay!!... Read more

  • Not How the Story is Going to End

    7/25/2016 6:40:19 AM, by SUPER_CIARA

    One thing I realized this morning is that my current situation is not how I want my story to end. I don't want to end with having regained the weight or having regained any amount of weight for that matter. I want to end with having reached my goal and being able to maintain it. On a lighte... Read more

  • Babies

    7/25/2016 5:54:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    It is such a pleasure to see a young family grow and change to gather as they care for a young child. IN 4 short months, we have become closer and kinder. It's all because of Shiloh Rose!... Read more

  • Fantastic, glorious day today

    7/24/2016 5:22:28 PM, by MLIEN913

    I'm really sleepy today after the long night out yesterday. The Worship America concert was fantastic and spending time with mom is always great. I just get home so late from the city from those shows. This morning we had rehearsal with our sword fighting troupe for the new Bayonne Renaissanc... Read more

  • FridaySaturday blog...again, with pictures

    7/24/2016 3:59:37 PM, by TERRI289

    Friday was fun but had some glitches. My visiting friend fell at the end of the first song so that was scary(she has had hip replacement) but she was ok, mostly embarrassed. Thank goodness. So we danced and she did a little and she took some pictures and some videos.. We split up and I wen... Read more

  • a new week

    7/24/2016 1:58:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    it is still hot and humid here today. my daughter and i are keeping cool and well hydrated. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! with the weather being so hot outside, i have been doing my workouts indoors. i have been pacing myself,too. i have a job interview for a part time position on tuesday mornin... Read more

  • The ride to Jersey

    7/24/2016 6:46:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday I took the train th New Jersey, and will spend some time visiting with my son, daughter in law, and grand daughter Shiloh Rose. The 7 hour train ride is certainly worth it!... Read more

  • Another scorcher

    7/23/2016 1:13:36 PM, by MLIEN913

    I tried to workout today but the heat is killer. Being asthmatic doesn't help either. Well I'll just have to ride it out. I can't wait for the show tonight. It promises to be a great line up. Praise should be flowing high. ... Read more

  • Yay for an easier shark week

    7/23/2016 11:43:53 AM, by SSMITH762

    So shark week began yesterday and it's another one without feeling as tired as I used to, plus no cramps so far or headaches. This is definitely one of the benefits of low carb that I didn't expect. I'm still a little tired, but it's not like I want to sleep all day like before. I used to take of... Read more

  • PINTEREST Ketogenic life style

    7/23/2016 10:20:04 AM, by MJLUVSANIMALS
    rm=2&utm_medium=2004 PINTEREST has all kinds of recipes for ketogenic life style. Check it out!... Read more

  • Butter makes your pants fall off

    7/23/2016 10:00:25 AM, by MJLUVSANIMALS

    I enjoyed listening to this guy, and this is exactly what I am doing right now. I change out some items for homemade and or naturally grass fed butters or meats. This is really so cool If you have been having problems losing weight, as I was, then this could be why, my weight is falling away, and... Read more

  • Ham and egg cheese puffs Ketogenic life style

    7/23/2016 9:29:45 AM, by MJLUVSANIMALS
    cheese-egg-puffs/ ... Read more

  • Daisies

    7/23/2016 5:29:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    Flowers for me and for you, my friend Itís so good to be with you again! Spending the day both walking and talking. Weíll discuss the day, family and health- The dozens of daisies display the wealth Of love and joy we share today, Showing the love of Christ in a wonderful way ... Read more

  • Keep Pushing

    7/23/2016 2:40:08 AM, by SUPER_CIARA

    Here's some pictures of my garden; it's a lot bigger now, I'll have to take some more pictures of it and post them so you can see how much it's grown. I haven't posted in a while and that's mostly because I've been busy with physical therapy and the chiropractor which has been helping me a lot! My ... Read more

  • Crashed and Burned

    7/23/2016 1:27:53 AM, by WAYFARINGSOUL78

    I haven't weighed myself in weeks, but based on the way my scrubs fit, I'm up at least another 10 lbs. Yesterday I decided enough was enough and I somehow got the strength to start eating better. Today I kept up the pace and didn't gorge myself on food, although it was tempting. I bought a hou... Read more

  • A great Friday

    7/22/2016 11:28:50 PM, by TERRI289

    Consider: Zumba, a ground hog, a rake and a Social club..the story continues tomorrow.with some pictures!! 334 334 334 334 334 334 334 334 334 334... Read more

  • Asian Salad

    7/22/2016 6:51:59 PM, by DRS510

    Top with seasoned rice vinegar and a touch of sesame oil. I also like my Asian salad dressing. If you want I will share it as well. A little more work, but so worth it! You could use store bought as well, look for a "Lite" variety. Then combine your salad: Lettuce or spring greens Mandarin or... Read more

  • Happy Friday

    7/22/2016 4:37:19 PM, by MLIEN913

    Things look great today. It's hot but I'm getting used to it. The pre-install inspection was done on the back roof. They'll drop of materials Tuesday, install the roof on Wednesday and replace the gutters on Thursday. Once done I won't have to worry about rain or snowcagain for at least 10yrs. Tomo... Read more

  • Well Happy Birthday to me ya!

    7/22/2016 3:45:23 PM, by MYAKAYAH

    I realised even more this morning what a truly fabulous, wonderful husband, Significant Other I have in Paolo! He woke me at 545am, he put a new silver Hawaiian bracelet round my arm that was fitted. (He understands my need to not wear loose bracelets on my small wrist, drives me crazy!) It is thick... Read more

  • Blackened chicken and cauliflower grits again

    7/22/2016 2:56:52 PM, by SSMITH762

    Yummy and quick lunch. I made the chicken on the george foreman with the chicken rub. The cauliflower grits are riced cauliflower with greens onions and mushrooms sauteed and added to it. Then I add heavy cream and cheddar cheese, garlic powder, salt, and cayenne for that kick. It's done in less... Read more

  • Day 164

    7/22/2016 2:50:53 PM, by DREAMERSPIRITT

    I am working up quite a sweat today just trying to get everything in order. I'm moving on Sunday, and I have so much to do! Here is my schedule... Today: Finish packing, clean out my car, make lunch for work, and set out clothing for the morning. Have a long, cool shower before bed. T... Read more

  • Camping, Kiddos, Life

    7/22/2016 1:38:19 PM, by ERINLINDSAY83

    Well, at 37 weeks pregnant, I've been too fatigued to blog. Working 12 hour shifts (with some extra shifts thrown in there) is REALLY tiring, lol. (Not to mention ongoing daily migraines...especially bad the past few days.) So, last weekend, hubs and I took his kiddo and my niece camping for th... Read more

  • Should I make it an extra push day or...

    7/22/2016 1:12:08 PM, by EPPIESMOM

    ...or just forego the morning workout altogether? That is the decision. So...I am hopeful that Friday gym workouts with Gary will be possible on a we er kly basis. But here's the thing... I am usually a morning workout person and he goes after work in the afternoons. On the one hand I know I'll get ... Read more

  • it's friday

    7/22/2016 10:51:08 AM, by MOMMY445

    another hot,hazy and humid day here today. i'm getting caught up with my online courses and working on some extra math practice,too. i did a math test last week and i did not do as well as i know i can do. so i am putting in some extra practice over the weekend. my daughter is also practicing her ma... Read more

  • dew drop

    7/22/2016 9:51:01 AM, by FITBIZZZ

    Reminds me of the story of the dew drop, like enlightenment, the drop reflects not only all of the moon but the whole of the sky and stars and earth. ... Read more

  • Marvelous Marilyn

    7/22/2016 5:26:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    JFES has a great gardener. She raises much more than flowers and veggies, she empowers students to care for the plants. She plants in the hearts of all a love for dirt and teaches by example how to gently care for potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, peas, peppers, broccoli, bok choy, squash, garlic and o... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 7/21

    7/22/2016 2:56:17 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they make me laugh. 2. extra funds, because it makes life more comfortable. 3. working nights, because I prefer the quiet. 4. apps, because they add convenience to life. 5. time, because it is healing. 6. getting a walk in, because i needed it. 7. rain, because we n... Read more

  • birthday to a legend~

    7/22/2016 12:03:43 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    Happy Birthday to Robin Williams! Still as funny as ever! RIP~... Read more

  • Fun Busy Thursday

    7/21/2016 11:40:18 PM, by TERRI289

    Ballet barre, pedicure, lunch with friends, visit with another friend, dinner with dh and then a musical with our godson performing. A very good day.... 381... Read more

  • Looking forward to the weekend

    7/21/2016 6:55:43 PM, by EPPIESMOM

    I am pretty excited about the weekend. I plan to hit the gym tomorrow afternoon and do some I nterval treadmill running and weight training. And either Saturday or Sunday I'll be going swimming! Yay! As much as I love playing with different home workout options my apartment is small (and ugly lol). ... Read more

  • Cheap and easy vegetarian keto lunch

    7/21/2016 4:25:44 PM, by SSMITH762

    So I'm on a budget and meat is expensive, so lunch today was vegetarian. This is one of my fav meal whether or not I include meat. To make it: Nuke a bag of cauliflower for 5 min then rice it. Add an egg to the rice. Start cooking peppers and onions in butter on a medium heat After cooking awhil... Read more

  • Another hot day

    7/21/2016 2:46:39 PM, by MLIEN913

    This weather has been so crazy lately. Today starts another heatwave. I wouldn't mind so much if I had decent air conditioning in my home office. Poor dog doesn't want to be outside too long either. Her black coat really attracts heat. Oh well. I can't change the weather do I'm working out the b... Read more

  • a warm,sunny and humid day

    7/21/2016 1:13:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    if the company that has the full time job is satisfied with my test results and my resume,i will be meeting with them in the next few days. in the meantime, i heard from another place i applied to for a job. it has been a long time since i have been in demand work wise. so any downtime i have i like... Read more

  • Restart Day 1-3

    7/21/2016 10:19:47 AM, by FITKACS

    It looks like I am starting again. I seem to be VERY good at excuses. I picked up some of the Hungry Girl Diet Cookbooks and the Clean and Hungry Cookbook. I spent some time looking through them and everything looked delish so I decided to give it a go. A little while back I tried a strict... Read more

  • The Baseball Stretch!

    7/21/2016 5:54:41 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last night the Red Sox won 11-7. I won too. I was victorious over my stiff muscles, thanks in part TO THE BALL GAME. Every ball game is my time to get off the couch, and sit on the yoga mat. I take the time to stretch out my tired muscles. my husband usually makes his way down to the floor too... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 7/20

    7/21/2016 3:58:40 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they are individually spectacular little creatures. 2. getting prep done last night, because it was worth staying up for. 3. visits, because connection is good. 4. story sharing, because it builds hope and connection. 5. naps, because they're good for everyone. 6. get... Read more

  • company has arrived!

    7/20/2016 10:23:56 PM, by TERRI289

    Yay, Maria has arrived and we are wall watching Dr. Who. The rest of the day was good, Zumba Gold class, coffee club, and college class we all good. My doctor appointment with the house massage was awesome. All parts feel better!! Hope your day was good. Sweet dreams... 102... Read more

  • Calories in and out

    7/20/2016 7:06:51 PM, by BUDDHADOLL

    1200 cal in and 300 out. Should I be eating more? ... Read more

  • Nothing of importance today

    7/20/2016 12:53:46 PM, by MLIEN913

    There is nothing special happening today and I want to keep it that way. I'm just doing my best to work the weight off. Breakfast was a little heavier than I would have liked but not the end of the world. I hope today is smooth sailing for all of us Sparkers.... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    7/20/2016 12:30:55 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had a phone interview this morning for a job. if all goes well, i well do a phone interview with the actual company. this job will be for three months starting in august. i also touched base with another place that had contacted me about another job. this second one is full time. plus, i have an i... Read more

  • anyone knows an ant can't...

    7/20/2016 10:52:37 AM, by FITBIZZZ

    Oh wait. The doggie posse came to walk with us. Shine spent some time vegging at the falls... Feeling purple-y today... In other news, the countdown is ON. I had a wonderfully intense, fully engaged heated vinyasa last night. I was feeling gooood. Didn't s... Read more

  • Why yoga?

    7/20/2016 10:16:54 AM, by DOMINIKA705

    I'm at day 10 of my 30-day yoga challenge. Today, I'd like to write down my reasons. Why am I doing this? 1. My back often hurts and yoga helps me with that. I also stand more straightened. 2. I feel good afterwards. I'm satisfied that I finished my exercise. But it's not just that. Yo... Read more

  • Making Today Count

    7/20/2016 5:38:10 AM, by JSTETSER

    Every day is a new day to bring about change in your life. Choose something important, and do it! One day those small everyday changes will become your habits! What appears to be an insurmountable mountain today will look small tomorrow!... Read more

  • Monday/Tuesday

    7/19/2016 10:19:48 PM, by TERRI289

    A whirlwind two, cleaning, work, etc. A friend is coming to visit so I am in organizing mode. I am tired...good night! 246... Read more

  • Discouraged but not backing down.

    7/19/2016 8:41:57 PM, by MRSOLIVER455

    I've written in the past about my fiance not being supportive. Well he still isn't supportive or getting on the wagon with me. I just wish I could get him to try new and healthier things so I don't have to cook double dinners or risk my journey by eating something less healthy. Blah.... Read more

  • Egg roll in a bowl

    7/19/2016 7:40:17 PM, by MJLUVSANIMALS

    This sounds yummy! Sans carrots.
    / ... Read more

  • 2 things, &...

    7/19/2016 3:09:36 PM, by MYAKAYAH

    A bit of reorganization with Fitness and Meals this week, its normal lol! No big deal. Sometimes the schedule dictates a change in the plan for the night~ Meal plan for the week! Sunday-Quinoa, Chicken, Broccoli (yes) Monday-Mahi Mahi, Red Potatoes, Vegetable Soup (Wednesday) Tuesday-Tac... Read more

  • Gym bound

    7/19/2016 1:37:05 PM, by EPPIESMOM

    After talk I ng to a new old friend I haven't seen in a while we agreed to work out together on Friday. He has a gym membership at Planet Fitness. He also has type 2 diabete s. And g or th ed l a st 3 years he has been ki c k I ng it's ass. He made a big lifestyle change. He works out every day, a... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    7/19/2016 1:34:39 PM, by MOMMY445

    i managed to get my housework done this morning so i can get outdoors and have fun with my daughter. all the bird say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Just under 230.

    7/19/2016 12:33:31 PM, by RANA!!

    My scale read just under 230. I'm officially in the 220's. It feels really good and actually helps with the motivation to keep it up. First goal met! It had been a long time coming. Hooray me!... Read more

  • Tuesday and all is well

    7/19/2016 12:12:56 PM, by MLIEN913

    The heat wave has temporarily broken. That means I can get in my full workout today. Good thing too since I feel flabbier than normal. With all the equipment I have it's harder to do floor routines. I have to give it a try somehow. Without crunches and planks my belly isn't shrinking anymore.... Read more

  • 8 hours

    7/19/2016 11:40:24 AM, by FITBIZZZ

    I've played around with intermittent fasting the likes of Dr. Oz and Jimmy Kimmel. I don't subscribe to the whole theory but have found it helpful for my overall well being. I recently came across another technique: Eat in an 8 hour window and don't eat for the other 16 hours. I really don't know th... Read more

  • Spark coach

    7/19/2016 7:50:10 AM, by MISSA526

    The healthy habit I have the hardest time with is smoking. I can't use chantix, patches, gum, or lozenges because of health issues. I'm working on cutting down. My boyfriend just quit so I'm not smoking in front of him. I go in another room. It is helping me to cut down.... Read more

  • TheBrains Plow Through July

    7/19/2016 7:40:38 AM, by BESSHAILE

    Thought I'd check in with TheBrains today to see how they're doing. The months leading up to July were so stressful, so unhappy, so frustrating that all of me (us) just wanted to dig a hole and crawl into it. It culminated on July 4th with a dreaded party at my house that turned out to be pure, utte... Read more

  • DD: Keep on smiling!

    7/19/2016 5:31:06 AM, by JSTETSER

    On Monday morning, I made my weekly 100 mile trip down to see my 94 year old Mom. As I did, I took the time to stop in at the Dunkin Donuts in Baldwinville, Mass. I passed 4 different Dunkin Donuts as I made my way South. Why, you may ask. This particular DD has a special reputation. The peop... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 7/18

    7/19/2016 3:15:14 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they give me something to hold on to. 2. getting the floor swept, because it needed it. 3. making a good dent in day 2, because momentum is good. 4. going for a walk, because i needed it. 5. getting my steps in, because it's been a long time. 6. remembering to go lis... Read more

  • The Best Body For Now

    7/18/2016 9:54:40 PM, by BRIGHTSPARK7

    Even though I am on my way down (weigh down!) and have lost 22 pounds, I feel a kind of contentment with this version of my body. It is the best body for now. There is not an ounce of resignation in that statement. Only acceptance. This past week, I've had two people comment that I look great,... Read more

  • Catch them all... I don't want them

    7/18/2016 7:26:36 PM, by EPPIESMOM

    I know that there are plenty of folks getting out and walking thanks to Pokémon Go. If you can walk and look at your phone without endangering yourself or others, then this is a good thing. WTBS.. folks are doing some stupid sh*t to "catch them all". Breaking into closed businesses, leaving their ... Read more

  • Dragons and beginnings

    7/18/2016 7:13:12 PM, by CRAVINGCOLOUR

    "Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are only princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave." Rainer Maria Rilke. I saw this quote again today on the way to work and it really made me think. I contemplated hardships I had in the past. Failures, f-ups, false starts, battles... Read more

  • Grateful for 5 Years on Spark and more...

    7/18/2016 6:48:24 PM, by OHMEMEME

    Just read a few heartwarming blogs about gratefulness and was inspired. Then as writing (and losing the first draft :( I was Sparked to rewrite a whole different blog. My first draft was "grateful" for 10 lbs that I lose and regain yearly... 101 Also mentioned that I'm always wishing to ... Read more

  • One Month Weight Loss Update

    7/18/2016 5:54:22 PM, by CELLOTHERE00

    This has been an interesting month in terms of my weight journey. I am still running and training for the half marathon in October, but have also found a new passion! Ashtanga Yoga! I know what you are thinking! It sounds completely crazy and possibly even a little dangerous, but I love it. One... Read more

  • My motivational inner voice

    7/18/2016 4:02:47 PM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    YOU CAN DO THIS!!!! All of this is really simple. You just have to stay focused. Keep that goal right in front of you at all times. Never let it slip off to the side. Over the years you NEVER gave up. Life got in the way and you gave in on yourself. You allowed yourself some treats ... Read more

  • Psyched for workouts

    7/18/2016 2:59:47 PM, by MLIEN913

    I am so ready to work up a sweat today. Sadly, it's been a busy day on the phone so I haven't been able to squeeze out any workouts yet. I may have to do them after work. It will be very hot still but I can skip a day today since I was comatose yesterday. ... Read more

  • Update to schedule

    7/18/2016 2:13:02 PM, by MYAKAYAH

    Monday-Friday 7-4pm. I like a fixed schedule, different hours is not my cup of tea. Having lunch right now for 45 minutes then back to work! Paolo noticed my phone beeped so he woke me at 6am and said you have a text. I texted back and said I could make it by 7 since I only live 10 minutes away... Read more

  • Poking fun just a little

    7/18/2016 1:27:13 PM, by UNSWEETMAMA

    Hay! Long time no blog. Just popping in to share something lighthearted... At the risk of exposing my political leanings, I will share that I enjoy The New Yorker magazine a great deal. In one of their satirical features, today they posted some mindfulness poems (gathas: small verses or poems... Read more

  • pretty little leftovers

    7/18/2016 1:20:01 PM, by FITBIZZZ

    We'll start with today. For lunch, I had some pretty little leftovers. Last night we had roasted chicken, roasted squash & zucchini, and olive bread with tomatoes from market. Which leaves chicken salad with cucumbers and cherries today! Measured out one cup. With a cherry on top of cou... Read more

  • Reverse diabetes in two steps!

    7/18/2016 11:50:15 AM, by MJLUVSANIMALS

    I am proof that this can be done. Step 1 Don't put sugar in Step 2 Burn it off https://intensivedietarymanage
    abetes-the-quick-start-guide/ Warning graphic pictures with this link. But it may help open some peoples eyes, if they see what this horrible disea... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    7/18/2016 11:31:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new week is well underway. i have started a different online course called health for life and i am really enjoying it. it just goes for one month, so it can get pretty intense at times. i do not mind. when i am really enjoying something, i do whatever is needed and then some. the course is also h... Read more


    7/18/2016 10:50:23 AM, by MJLUVSANIMALS

    For the low carbers, trade out the flour with Almond flour, maybe even protein powder? And these would be an excellent accompaniment to the dip I blogged earlier.
    tes/ ... Read more

  • A walk by the canal

    7/18/2016 9:21:31 AM, by MINNIEUK

    Care to join me for a walk? It's a perfect day for walking, blue skies and warm sunshine with a pleasant breeze. Where shall we go? Well you know I like water, so the lake is a good place to start, it's not far. When we get there, we can sit down in that small clearing between the reed beds rig... Read more

  • Monday morning blues.

    7/18/2016 6:42:46 AM, by TIGERSPEECH

    I woke up early and my mood went downhill. I had coffee and read Spark articles. I reviewed my challenges. I entered the foods I planned to eat today. I looked up the sunrise time for today and will walk the dog after 6:23 am. I hope to walk off this "pending sense of doom" that I feel. I feel worri... Read more

  • My New Old Machine

    7/18/2016 5:26:34 AM, by JSTETSER

    I am getting ready to learn how to make leather gloves and mittens that will be lined with rabbit fur. They should be beautiful, once I learn the process. My first challenge is to buy a sewing machine that is tough enough to sew leather. My Janome could handle leather for a short time, but I coul... Read more

  • A lot has happened! I moved to Sweden!

    7/18/2016 4:01:58 AM, by ANNIKBIRNBAUM

    Wow! Okay, so my last update was in January 2015 when I had just returned from Hawaii and booked my tickets to go backpacking in Europe. What's happened since then? A few months after that, I met someone online while trying to make friends to meet during my summer 2015 travels. He lives in... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 7/17

    7/18/2016 3:48:51 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they keep me aware of what's happening right now. 2. making it to Costco, because it needed to happen. 3. easy healthy stuff, because that's what my brain needs. 4. getting the challenge started, because it needed to happen. 5. rest, because my brain needed it. 6. too... Read more

  • Plans for this week!

    7/18/2016 12:18:54 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    Working Tuesday-Saturday this week. A bit of an odd schedule but not too bad~ Tues 11-6pm Wed-Fri 7-4pm Sat 8-2pm My question for the introverts is Have you ever had an introvert birthday party? I saw that on Facebook. I think I will do that Friday night when I get back from being taken o... Read more

  • Productive Sunday

    7/17/2016 10:49:21 PM, by TERRI289

    Housework in the am, the bookstore in the middle of the day followed by a lunch picnic and then a two hour Zumba birthday party. Yes, I am tired but I had a fun day.... Hope yours was good too! 334... Read more

  • A Few Of My Favorite Things

    7/17/2016 9:28:37 PM, by KELLIEBEAN

    Happy Sunday! I'm getting close to closing out a small, stressful project at work while working through a larger, stressful project. Soooooo, time to focus on the positive. Here are a few of my favorite things this weekend...... Friday.... After work I met a woman from my running group on ... Read more

  • Life goes on.

    7/17/2016 7:55:32 PM, by THE_JENCH

    My boyfriend, of nearly one year, and I broke up yesterday. I'm super disappointed and sad and mad because I hoped for more and kept giving him chances but he's just one of those guys who, though he was faithful, can't commit to a relationship. This past month we've been talking more about our feeli... Read more

  • Lazy Sunday

    7/17/2016 7:45:57 PM, by MLIEN913

    Today turned into a lazy Sunday. I had planned to do some yard work and extra walking but I woke up with pretty bad chest congestion. Just walking the dog was tough, especially with the heat and humidity. After washing my hair I sat down to dry it and promptly fell asleep. Each time I woke up I seem... Read more


    7/17/2016 5:04:19 PM, by MDIEUDON

    It's been a tough couple of years relocating from NJ to North Carolina. The change was hard because I lived up north all my life. It's still hard to adjust but I'm taking baby steps. It affected my weight loss to the point I gained back the weight I lost. I am at 166lbs (UGH!!). However I am not giv... Read more

  • it's sunday

    7/17/2016 12:52:45 PM, by MOMMY445

    a warm and sunny day here today. my daughter and i are going outside in a while to have fun! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Falling of the "Healthy Eating" Wagon

    7/17/2016 5:40:15 AM, by JSTETSER

    Last night my friends had an anniversary party, and I just seemed to forget for the night that I have Type II Diabetes, and am maintaining my health by exercise and food. I did ride my bike, to their house, and start by drinking a bottle of water, but after that, healthy went out the window. It wa... Read more

  • The Importance of Logging In My Food

    7/17/2016 4:55:01 AM, by MIDDLTEACH

    When I realized I was heavier than I'd ever been before, I started looking for ways to deal with it. I tripped upon SparkPeople's site and decided it sounded so well-thought out and caring that it was the route I wanted to try. I was working at the time and stuck to it faithfully. Boy, oh boy did... Read more

  • Friday/Saturday

    7/16/2016 11:08:04 PM, by TERRI289

    It has been a crazy busy two days. Yesterday both Zumba classes went well, even considering the gym did not have working air conditioning. I tried to keep the pace pretty low and calm but we still got very sweaty. The afternoon was mellow since my stomach took issue with my lunch from Friday(e... Read more

  • Considering pilates

    7/16/2016 9:04:12 PM, by EPPIESMOM

    Well...a bit more than considering. I mean, I've invested in a few DVDs, a pilates ring and a mat (okay...a new second mat). But I've been reading about the benefits of pilates, and have to admit that improved lung capacity, improved g lexibility and less joint pain, and stronger core (big help wit... Read more

  • Cheerleaders

    7/16/2016 8:04:38 PM, by KG4PVOWIFE

    Today I ran the longer that I've run in the last five years. Five miles without stopping. I didn't intend to do it. I planned to walk/run the whole way, but I felt good when I started out. Better than good. I felt ready to do 5K without stopping, which I haven't done since I took my May/June br... Read more