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  • Healthy is my Hobby!

    2/23/2017 5:33:04 AM, by JSTETSER

    My Health is my Hobby I have a vision that I keep in front of me all the time. My vision is that of my happy, healthy mind and body. My blood sugar numbers are at 100 or lower, and I’m able to continue running and hiking with my grandkids. I run my race of health each day, and I expect good ... Read more

  • Volley ball today

    2/22/2017 11:41:00 PM, by FOXIEROXIE104

    So I missed the 1st game but played in the other 2 games and we lost all 3 oh well... Read more

  • Margarita Wednesday

    2/22/2017 9:47:34 PM, by TERRI289

    I had a great Zumba Gold class and a nice coffee date with friends. Ran into an old friend while shopping and we commiserated over our friend who we lost last year. Her birthday is today.... The chiropractor appointment was helpful and I had a nice late lunch with friends at a favorite watering... Read more

  • Day 22 month 2 of reboot

    2/22/2017 7:29:51 PM, by MLIEN913

    Today was OK. I ate well and exercised. Sadly, I'm still not feeling well. This bronchitis is taking way too long to shake. Headaches a lot too. Tomorrow is another day to succeed.... Read more

  • Gratitude 2/22/2017

    2/22/2017 4:17:02 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    California had been in a drought for four years. We had conserve water and we could be fined for watering our lawns on the wrong day and had to pay a premium on our water bill if we hadn't cut 2012 consumption by 35%. Now suddenly it won't stop raining. Mudslides are throwing houses into the sea. H... Read more

  • Oh Just Life....

    2/22/2017 2:32:59 PM, by ERINLINDSAY83

    Emma (step-kiddo) had been sick for around a month. (Not uncommon. Poor kid is sick ALL THE TIME. Literally about 3 weeks a month. We really push the fruits, veggies, exercise, etc...but...we only have her about 30% of the time...) I've really been getting on her about covering her mouth when she c... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #30 - Fake It Until You Make It

    2/22/2017 1:29:10 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Every day we make decisions for ourselves. We wake up and from that point on you have your list of choices for the day - get up and face the world or curl up in a ball or hide, brush your teeth or have stinky breath, plan a nice healthy breakfast or swing through the McDonalds drive through, show up... Read more

  • Steppin', motivation, and cheese.

    2/22/2017 1:16:50 PM, by MISSANAXB

    Since I've been tracking my food I have noticed that I eat more fruits than vegetables. Now I am making it a goal for myself to get more veg in my diet. This morning I started my day by cleaning the bathroom (getting those steps in lol) and a nice breakfast of broccoli, roasted red pepper hummus, a ... Read more

  • The Journey to the Mountain

    2/22/2017 1:04:26 PM, by CRYSALLIS1

    I came to visit Spark Land in 2011. I loved what I saw. It's a beautiful friendly place. We are all on a personal journey with many paths. I have met some wonderful friends along the way. I'm very thankful for all of it. I have seen some success here. Consistency is my biggest obstacle. Getting... Read more

  • Namast'e Spark Friends

    2/22/2017 12:07:52 PM, by CRYSALLIS1

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  • Rising

    2/22/2017 11:41:41 AM, by DRAGKULENIA

    On this great day, I look around me. Blessed by the many women who have taken up the challenge. To fight, to be their greatest . We rise from our old ways of thinking. To the more beautiful flower that we truly are. Many blessings.... Read more

  • a beautiful day

    2/22/2017 11:33:18 AM, by MOMMY445

    it started off being very foggy here today. now it is just slightly foggy. i started a different online course today that deals with grammar and other things like essay writing. it is a nice change of pace for me. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Yea, That's a Bit Annoying...

    2/22/2017 9:15:30 AM, by CALLIKIA

    I know it's to be expected. I just started a lifting routine which means I'm going to be building muscle. Which means I'm probably not going to see a lot of loss on the scale the first couple weeks of that program. I need to concentrate on what I'm seeing in the mirror and not what I'm seeing on ... Read more

  • Its truly HARD

    2/22/2017 8:52:23 AM, by PAISLEYOWL140

    When you grow up living a not so active life and eating whatever you want, it becomes very difficult to change. A couple years ago I joined a gym and the first year I did good. I went a few times every month. Would have loved it more if I was able to go at least 3 times a week but when you s... Read more

  • My Health Matters!

    2/22/2017 5:26:37 AM, by JSTETSER

    This week, I've been reminded (again) about how important my health is to my family. My little grandchild Gabby had brain surgery yesterday. The risk of infection is so high that family members were all asked to stay away. Gabby came through the surgery with few problems. She will be bac... Read more

  • beautiful day for walking

    2/21/2017 11:34:48 PM, by FOXIEROXIE104

    another great day outside can't believe it's Feb... Read more

  • Tuesday..ballet barre, dog wrestling, and Math Center

    2/21/2017 10:17:59 PM, by TERRI289

    The day started well with Ballet barre and some cardio machines. Then some errands and home to wrestle with the dog and snuggle with the cats. Work tonight was quiet..happy to be home. Sleep well.... 223 ... Read more

  • 5K Badge

    2/21/2017 8:17:01 PM, by GOULDSGRANITE

    Thank you to Barb and the Shooting Stars for the jump start & motivation! Day 10 - daily walks. I am sure, if not for my streak, I would have not made myself walk today. It poured all day. I did Yoga first thing instead of a Sunrise walk. Cleaned and did some gardening. Still pouring. Di... Read more

  • Tuesday

    2/21/2017 3:35:07 PM, by DAVIDJEANETTE

    Well on day Tuesday, week 2 of my program. I have lost two pounds even though the last four days were more of my old ways but with added veggies. I am seeing some progress. My stomach looks flatter. It may just be water but I will take it. I am excited to see where I am at week 10!... Read more

  • Why Can't I See What Others See?

    2/21/2017 2:54:12 PM, by BBLUNDON

    Hi Sparklers I went to my personal training session today - this morning - before going off to work. I am lucky my workplace contract works around my need to have this in my life each tuesday morning. I go once a week and have been since last May - the goal is slow and steady building ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/21/2017 2:04:30 PM, by MOMMY445

    another mild day here today, with the rest of the week being milder than is usual at this time of the year. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #29 - "Is Weight Loss Stressing You Out?"

    2/21/2017 1:29:59 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    It's as if Spark People was reading my mind. It's been a hard few days with a lot on my mind. And then the gods smiled and there was an article with a title describing EXACTLY how I feel. www.sparkpeople.com/resource/w
    ellness_articles.asp?id=473 Two of my favorite quotes from t... Read more

  • Conversation Overheard In The Kitchen

    2/21/2017 6:48:20 AM, by BESSHAILE

    18 Next time just eat the d**n ice cream sandwich. 43 Sigh. You're right. What a lot of junk we ate looking for the delight that ice-cream sandwich represented. Mind now, it probably wouldn't have been as delightful as you thought it would be .... 18 well - it would sure have been better than... Read more

  • I Succeed With the Help from My Friends!

    2/21/2017 5:21:51 AM, by JSTETSER

    One reason that I am doing so well with my healthy goals is because I'm getting others involved with my goals. I write every day and tell my friends how I'm doing. I visit the pages of my SparkFriends, and encourage them as well. I have some goals that I'm working had to reach. I want to k... Read more

  • Feeling Stronger

    2/21/2017 12:00:28 AM, by CRYSALLIS1

    I'm feeling a little stronger. I'm feel so much better having a plan again. I'm trying to forgive myself for wasted time. I'm encouraged that I have remained mindful of my program the past couple weeks. Signing up for a quilting class has also done wonders for my spirit too. I refuse to give ... Read more

  • Feeling relieved

    2/20/2017 11:41:39 PM, by FOXIEROXIE104

    So I had to talk to someone about a uncomfortable situation and I got it done and he was ok with it all. So relieved.... Read more

  • Day 20 month 2 of reboot

    2/20/2017 10:53:42 PM, by MLIEN913

    Happy Presidents Day. It was rough working today. At least I ate well and kept active. Oddly, this evening I started having severe muscle spasms in my legs. I mean, pain that locked my legs. Most of them were in the muscle just above my left knee but some were on the right side of my right calf too... Read more

  • Monday..zumba, shopping and wrestling

    2/20/2017 9:58:00 PM, by TERRI289

    My foot was doing better and Zumba Gold went well. Food shopping went quickly. I had to wrestle the Max puppy twice. He still tries to eat everything.... He is exhausting. Enjoying a quiet evening.... 381... Read more

  • Week 09: Getting Things Sorted!

    2/20/2017 9:56:07 PM, by SUPER_CIARA

    In Week 09 I looked over my past progress and decided that it was time to get things sorted. I needed to start making some serious forward progress if I wanted to lose the 50 pounds that I set out to lose this year, but I felt renewed with new goals and new energy, lots of positivity & hope, and a s... Read more

  • YOGA AND TRANSFORMATION

    2/20/2017 3:10:11 PM, by SATTVA

    Yoga is a discipline of transformation. The main point is to take a realistic look at how I am built -- body, speech, and mind -- and then to coordinate all the parts to make an offering of my life. By nature it changes habits and orients one to what is most deeply wholesome and good. Yesterday... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 2.20.17

    2/20/2017 2:02:00 PM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they give me drive. 2. making the gym, because it's been needed. 3. hydromassage, because it's awesome. 4. our new sitters, because they free up my time immensely. 5. an easy night, because it was due. 6. getting the checkbook caught up, because it was overdue. 7. getting the ... Read more

  • 31wks 3 days

    2/20/2017 10:10:45 AM, by JUSTKD

    Well, after the specialist dr. visit I've been doing finger sticks 4x/day and working on tweaking my diet. After meal blood sugars are almost always good, but the a.m. fasting #s have been tricky. Think I may have finally gotten it down. Not sure if it is my chicken breast & beans for a before be... Read more

  • Day 125

    2/20/2017 6:48:45 AM, by TIGERSPEECH

    I'm happy that I've logged into Spark People for 125 days.... Read more

  • A Meditative Monadnock Climb!

    2/20/2017 6:03:49 AM, by JSTETSER

    Yesterday was a perfect winter's day to hike a mountain in New Hampshire! The temps were in the high 40's with lots of sunshine. Who could ask for anything more? My friend Lee Ann asked to join us on the hike. We hiked Mt. Mount Monadnock via the White Arrow Trail. The trail was fairly... Read more

  • Bumps In The Road, But I Just Keep Going

    2/20/2017 4:56:55 AM, by -TSUNDOKU-

    For the past 3 days I have been working hard to cut back on bulimic thoughts and behaviors, but boy-oh-boy was it difficult! However, I was gradually losing weight at a healthy pace, eating a reasonable amount in terms of portion sizes, and exercising (but not overexercising for hours on end). Ho... Read more

  • Very trying day

    2/19/2017 11:14:17 PM, by FOXIEROXIE104

    I am dealing with some family issues that are not pleasant and sorta scary. I cannot share as he doesn't want me to share. I know it will all turn out good in the long run. For now prayers are welcome.... Read more

  • Sunday..a nice day(pictures)

    2/19/2017 9:21:54 PM, by TERRI289

    We took a ride to North East, Maryland and visited Turkey Point Light. Beautiful day. I forgot my walking stick but we found one that worked great. My leg,hip, and foot were better today. Happily we parked legally and as we left lots of people were getting tickets for illegal parking. O... Read more

  • Here Comes the Sun

    2/19/2017 8:57:44 PM, by KELLIEBEAN

    Mid 50s to low 60s... in February.... in Chicago. HOT DOG! It's been unseasonably warm and sunny for the past five days or so and this weekend was absolutely GLORIOUS! It was a weekend of plenty of activity and some resting. www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwmVfe
    wqu7I I got off work a l... Read more

  • Day 19 month 2 of reboot

    2/19/2017 2:22:28 PM, by MLIEN913

    I keep losing track of the days. Time is so abstract for me sometimes. That is part of my problem with keeping in track too. This week I will have more veggies with each meal. I need to eat more fish this week too. I think I only had fish once last week when I vowed to have it 2x per week. I've j... Read more

  • The weather

    2/19/2017 11:42:50 AM, by MISSANAXB

    Its a beautiful day out there today. The sun is shining and its about 40 degrees where I am. Typically Sunday's are my lazy days but I'm going to get outside and celebrate being active. My plan is to listen to a podcast while I get outside and walk. I have an interest in photography and I have... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #28 - Hard Day

    2/19/2017 10:59:22 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    I constantly preach to others that it's not about weight. It's about how you feel about yourself. It's about reaching goals. It's about being strong. And I know it is. But yesterday I had a hard day. A truly rough moment where my mindset just wasn't good. At all. My husband slowed down the con... Read more

  • TheBrains Screw Up and We Talk About It

    2/19/2017 8:18:26 AM, by BESSHAILE

    58 Okay guys - come out and talk to me. 18 Huh? 43 Yes? How can we help you? 58 You can tell me why we didn't pre-track our meals yesterday, like we said we would. 43 Carpe Diem! 18 (Slapping a hand to her chest) I live in the moment! Smelling roses! 58 You mean you wanted to eat withou... Read more

  • More baby steps

    2/19/2017 7:41:46 AM, by CRYSALLIS1

    Last week I planned to do at least 10 minutes of exercise everyday. I didn't do that exactly but I did take some steps to better health. 543 I went to the mall or arena to walk 3 x last week. I walked about 45 minutes each time. I incorporated a few Yoga stretches into my day several time... Read more

  • Reliving History!

    2/19/2017 5:47:21 AM, by JSTETSER

    Saturday was a special day at the Fuller Library in Hillsboro. We had an open house with all 4 floors of the old Smith mansion open with tours. Because the top 2 floors have been closed for about 10 years, this was a major event. My husband John and I were dressed up as The Governor John Butler S... Read more

  • At it agian!

    2/19/2017 2:04:42 AM, by MAMI249

    I just keep coming back here when I get "serious" about making change happen! Since my LAST entry we've purchased a house, a new van, HAD A SURPRISE BABY!! and.........I've gained soooo soooo much weight :-( Sad to admit but I'm much closer to 300 then my goal of getting under 200. I'm lu... Read more

  • "Motivation is what gets you started, habits are what keep you going"

    2/18/2017 11:07:36 PM, by DANCEDIVAMISSA

    The quote in my title is my current goal and state of mind. The past 2 years I have spent working through some hard mental stuff. I have worked through some insecurities and some incorrect core beliefs. In the past few weeks, I have learned a ton about myself and had many epiphanies. These have ... Read more

  • beautiful day for walking

    2/18/2017 11:07:34 PM, by FOXIEROXIE104

    So I went to the Amish today and did allot of walking up and down hills steps and my food is now killing me. I am not sure why it hurts so bad but I hope to sleep good tonight.... Read more

  • Saturday..The RV show for a second time

    2/18/2017 9:24:45 PM, by TERRI289

    We attended the RV show in Atlantic City..it was nice but my boo boo foot did not have a good time. A foot doctor visit may be in order. The afternoon was quiet..a little tv and some pet affection was in order. The weather was gorgeous!! 386... Read more

  • Looking forward

    2/18/2017 8:59:37 PM, by DAVIDJEANETTE

    I am finishing week 1 of Lifefit by Denise Austin. I am so tired and frustrated of being on this hamster wheel of dieting and being overweight. I am trying to retrain myself to eat for my health and body and not out of pleasure. I love food and I do not mean pizza (but I do love a good pizza) but... Read more

  • NSV - Daily walks

    2/18/2017 7:02:13 PM, by GOULDSGRANITE

    As I walked a 5K with my Spark Teammates last Sunday, I realized that I needed to add walking to my daily discipline. I have read it for years, “add daily walking.”. 311 361 364 244 When we are at home it is hard to make the time. I do great when we are on the road, but I get very complacent h... Read more

  • ...and then *everything changed* (for the better!)

    2/18/2017 6:25:11 PM, by SAMZA83

    Hello everyone, I am not sure how many of you are still active…it would be reasonable after all to think that I too have disappeared. I am more of a happy spirit that shows up from time to time. When I read my old blog posts here I cringe, somewhat in embarrassment in how willing I wa... Read more

  • Day 18 month 2 of reboot

    2/18/2017 3:48:32 PM, by MLIEN913

    Happy Saturday! The weather is freakishly warm today and the sun is shining. I didn't walk as much as I would have liked but that was due to physical disability and bronchitis. At least I got to the doctor today. Bad news, I gained 2 more pounds. Good news, at least my bronchitis is being treated a... Read more

  • Gratitude 2/18/2017

    2/18/2017 3:30:38 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    I love our infrastructure and I'm so grateful for it. California is struggling with unprecedented rains. They create mudslides, flooded roadways, and downed trees all over my neighborhood. Last night I drove home from work with traffic cones all over the place since the street I have to drive down w... Read more

  • Scrubbing floors

    2/18/2017 2:21:12 PM, by DRAGKULENIA

    Was lost in the movement of the scrub brush man are the floors clean.... Read more

  • Sleep Goal Update

    2/18/2017 7:30:37 AM, by ANNEMARGAR

    Well, my sleep has been interrupted with hot flashes for the past few days - maybe a week or so. The hot flashes wake me throughout the night. I've decided that I just have to deal with this - accept it and get back to sleep. At first I was thinking that I should sleep in to make up for the missed... Read more

  • No Fear!!

    2/18/2017 5:19:11 AM, by JSTETSER

    The scripture that I stand on with my grandchild Gabby facing brain surgery is "Do not be afraid, only believe." (Mark 5:36) Attitude makes a big difference in how we face a situation, and what we receive from that test or trial. I am faced with a choice of what I will focus on: 1. I can fo... Read more

  • 400gram weight loss: Or the story of how I almost threw my scales across the room.

    2/18/2017 4:21:09 AM, by PURPLENURP

    Its pretty hilarious really, cutting all those calories and only losing 400 grams (.8 lbs for the lb people). I mean actually funny. I was pissed off, but it was funny at the same time. I mean, what can you do? I eat between 1300-1600 calories/day so I will aim for 1300-1500 calories and see what h... Read more

  • Friday night...ugh

    2/17/2017 11:30:13 PM, by TERRI289

    Mostly ok day but boring night capped by cleaning up dog puke. going back to bed... 39... Read more

  • What do you think?

    2/17/2017 10:25:37 PM, by BOLEBRON

    Before I start this blog I want to apologize to members that have had or all thinking about getting a bariatric surgery/bypass if I offend them in any way. By no means I want to offend any one. I just want to share my opinion and ask for some your opinions in this matter. Having said that let me go ... Read more

  • Gratitude 2/17/2017

    2/17/2017 5:07:20 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    I had my annual physical this AM, I checked out pretty much okay. I have been going to the same doctor for 20 years and I really like her. I am so grateful that I found someone who really gets me. She is up on every study. I can ask any question and get a plausible answer. She always explains things... Read more

  • crazy weather

    2/17/2017 4:50:13 PM, by FOXIEROXIE104

    So what crazy weather are we having. Frozen yesterday and today it is a beautiful day and a bit warmer. Now sat we are going to have a hi of 50 or 60s. Got to love this weather.... Read more

  • Sweet dreams

    2/17/2017 1:20:54 PM, by MISSANAXB

    This morning I woke up at 10am feeling awake and ready for my day. Sure, I was still groggy but that seems normal to me. Compared to the past few weeks, this is excellent. I saw no reason to hit the snooze button for the first time in so long. My goodness, am I actually feeling well-rested? =0... Read more

  • it's friday

    2/17/2017 11:33:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off to visit with some of my family today, while my daughter is in school. she does not have to go to school on monday and a lot of places are closed. for all who will be celebrating family day on monday, have a terrific day! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone and ... Read more

  • Finding Hope

    2/17/2017 11:23:27 AM, by RECOVERYMAMA

    The last couple weeks have been hard and strange. I found myself behaving really negatively towards myself and thinking the same way. I have gained back 20# in the last year, since I lost my daughter. A lot of days, it's been a struggle to make myself get out of bed, go to work, make meetings, be pr... Read more

  • Not gone long this time

    2/17/2017 10:43:18 AM, by KIMMIEBEANZ

    I needed to take a break to deal with grief and being sick again. Turns out my medicine is messing with my pancreas. But I really want to beat the diabetes into submission. They also think I might have an ulcer, but I am hoping not.... Read more

  • And Here's Where It Gets Hard

    2/17/2017 9:12:59 AM, by CALLIKIA

    Four words for you: Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes YUM! Good morning, everyone! Is this something like three days in one week?! WOW! Talk about accountability! I thought about not blogging this morning and then I thought about not going to the gym...and I realized that doing one ... Read more

  • President's Day

    2/17/2017 8:31:37 AM, by RMPOKRZY

    I'm more excited than usual for President's Day this year. Normally, it would be another holiday with a few interesting sales and maybe some cool history-related events. This year it's special to me because I will be starting my new job. I'm beyond excited to start there. Everyone seemed very n... Read more

  • Pray for Baby Gabby!

    2/17/2017 5:16:00 AM, by JSTETSER

    My 5 month old grandchild Gabby is going to have an Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy (ETV) with Choroid Plexus Cauterization for Hydrocephalus to treat congenital obstructive hydrocephalus. You may have to Google all of that to figure out what will take place. I had to. The surgery takes p... Read more

  • Why is it easy to stop after right-sized meals and hard to stop after oreveating?

    2/17/2017 4:12:19 AM, by KRISZTA11

    Had an interesting insight last night. I ate my planned dinner, my square of dark chocolate, didn't feel really full but I knew it was my portion and there's no more. Went on with my evening without thinking twice, watched a movie with DH, and 20-30 minutes later I noticed I was completely full. ... Read more

  • It was a cold day

    2/16/2017 10:43:25 PM, by FOXIEROXIE104

    So we are having crazy weather snow today and tomorrow it is going up by the weekend it will be in the 50-60s so 3 days of heat 3 days of freezing cold. Gotta love Cleveland Ohio... Read more

  • Thursday..an old friend and CPR certification

    2/16/2017 10:30:35 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a good day and I even fit in a nap...Ballet barre in the am, coffee with a former student/friend, and CPR certification at night. Early night tonight...sweet dreams... 102... Read more

  • Sigh

    2/16/2017 4:02:35 PM, by KGIRL160

    I do not do well without accountability. Which I have completely ignored for over a year? Just maybe I can get back at it again. Tracking food today...... Read more

  • 2/16/2017 Gratitude

    2/16/2017 3:45:38 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    Once again I'm grateful for SparkPeople. I read a blog about setting goals and they talked about fitness goals being one of the best ways to lose. Set a goal to get faster, more steps, lift more, stretch more or anything that you don't do well and want to improve. It is such a good way to get health... Read more

  • Hello, here I am

    2/16/2017 2:02:59 PM, by MISSANAXB

    Over the past 6 months I have made some major life changes. The whole thing scared me so much. I was spending too much time at the office and my job was the main focus of my life. It doesn't help that it just happens to be a super-stressful job. Lol. This past Summer I picked up and moved to a ... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #27 - Go to healthy food products

    2/16/2017 1:10:26 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Throughout my whole SP experience I've found a lot of different products to try out. Some of which have become go to items in my life. So I figured I would share some of my tride true favorites and one new one! Feel like having tacos? We do at least once a week. In order to keep the calories lo... Read more

  • Simplicity. It is a good thing.

    2/16/2017 11:49:27 AM, by ALP1976

    Would you believe me if I told you simplicity can be hard for me? True story. This quote rings so very true for me. I have spent so much time in my life overcomplicating, over thinking, over doing so much. It really takes a lot of work for me to figure out simplicity. It has been an o... Read more

  • it's thursday

    2/16/2017 11:01:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    a windy, cool and sunny day here today. my daughter dressed warmly for school this morning. I dressed warmly, too. I am catching up on some computer work today and some errands. I will know before this time next week whether or not I get to go to an in person interview with the company for a full t... Read more

  • Let's Talk Sleeve/Bypass

    2/16/2017 9:37:44 AM, by CALLIKIA

    So, I've allowed myself (finally) to step into the world of the WLS support groups. So far I'm doing it online. I didn't go to support groups after my surgery. First of all, because they were so darned inconvenient. I was sleeved in early November. The first meeting my local group had after my ... Read more

  • Can exercising not hurt? thanks.

    2/16/2017 7:48:31 AM, by PURPLENURP

    Cardio sucks, because I always get this really searing, tearing pain in my right shoulder blade muscles when I do anything remotely strenuous. I don't really do a strict cardio routine, I just dance to 70's music until I start to sweat, but the paaaain. It happens with literally any type of c... Read more

  • Finding my Focus

    2/16/2017 5:19:58 AM, by JSTETSER

    There are so many things that I can focus my attention on every day! Some are worthwhile, and some are not. I can focus on the positive, or the negative. I can focus on my friends or my enemies. What we focus on take us our mental energy and we move in that direction. Be careful ... Read more

  • Wednesday...really good moments

    2/15/2017 10:26:49 PM, by TERRI289

    I woke up at 4 am so I was a bit tired all day. But My Zumba Gold class rocked....higher intensity than usual! Coffee was good and I got my ears repierced! The doctor appointment went well. Need to try out the meds for OAB and see how I do. DH fixed dinner and the evening was relaxing. ... Read more

  • Wanted

    2/15/2017 8:10:48 PM, by DRAGKULENIA

    Man I really wanted chocolate buy my man bought me a weighted vest. Man this is going to make walking harder lol bring it on!... Read more

  • Day 15 month 2 of reboot

    2/15/2017 8:05:28 PM, by MLIEN913

    Not doing very well on my journey. I've had some bad days where the "beast" overindulged. I've also been flight ingredients some really rough chest congestion. It's getting to the point where I'm glad I have a doctor appointment on Saturday. July will be here far too soon and I've got to lose this... Read more

  • The family benefits

    2/15/2017 4:13:19 PM, by NEEK66

    As the main shopper and cook, my family definitely benefits from my changed habits. They may not like all of them st first, but over time they've adapted and it's been working out very well... Read more

  • It's Not Monday, But...

    2/15/2017 3:22:01 PM, by CALLIKIA

    ...here I am! Checking in! I wasn't here on Monday because I was stuck in bed with a sinus headache so bad I couldn't be counted on to do ANYTHING. UGH! Still struggling with the congestion and such, but I'm dealing. I did finally discover a workout that I wanted to do. Lately it... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    2/15/2017 2:36:28 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy for me. it is still somewhat mild here. my daughter says hi and sends hugs to all! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! the next phase for the job i had an interview for is for the agency to send my info to the company, then i will go and see the company itself. the comp... Read more

  • AYITL - Blog #26 - Taking Things for Granted

    2/15/2017 12:51:13 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Sometimes the universe gives us subtle reminders not to take anything for granted. Do you ever really think about the things that you have that others don't? I'm very guilty of the fact that many things in my life have come easy to me, or just a privilege I was born with. I don't always appreciate t... Read more

  • The Truth about fat burning

    2/15/2017 9:33:46 AM, by PINKD333

    So I really get tired of the blah blah blah on fat burning. So many different takes on it. I did a little digging. The list of what does not burn fat is huge including but not limited to, exercise, eating clean, low carb, no sugar, crunches, weights, or running. The truth is so so very simple: ... Read more

  • The Truth about fat burning

    2/15/2017 9:32:44 AM, by PINKD333

    So I really get tired of the blah blah blah on fat burning. So many different takes on it. I did a little digging. The list of what does not burn fat is huge including but not limited to, exercise, eating clean, low carb, no sugar, crunches, weights, or running. The truth is so so very simple: ... Read more

  • Teaching the Baby to Read

    2/15/2017 5:17:56 AM, by JSTETSER

    The best way to teach a child to read is to first help them to love book. Send them books and cards often. Let kids know that you love to read too. Children learn what children live.... Read more

  • I am grateful for, 2.15.17

    2/15/2017 4:27:23 AM, by CETANISTAWI

    1. my babies, because they know their own minds. 2. getting the massage, because it was needed. 3. the massage still being available, because it was pushing the envelope time-wise. 4. getting the nanny-couple, because it's working fantastically. 5. owning it, because it's mine. 6. school t... Read more

  • Vegan day 14, V-Day

    2/15/2017 12:59:58 AM, by MYAKAYAH

    Happy end of Valentine's Day! No more candy and chocolates at work in my face! (Well not directly anyhow) For V-Day the SO brought me purple roses he stashed at work for a day or two and left in water and plant food in a really nice vase. I also received a new FitBit Charge in rose gold. I am a... Read more

  • Happy Valentine's Day!!

    2/14/2017 10:50:54 PM, by TERRI289

    It was a busy day..Managed to get to Ballet Barre and did a bit of shopping too. I enjoyed lunch with CarolPrestige and bounced home to rest before work at the college. A few glitches with the computers but mostly a good night. DH gave me flowers and a a string of dragonfly lights. Pretty ... Read more

  • Can't remember

    2/14/2017 9:05:34 PM, by NEEK66

    I can't remember the last time I challenged myself to a new goal! I think that means it's time!... Read more

  • great weekend

    2/14/2017 9:00:45 PM, by FOXIEROXIE104

    So went to ky for the weekend and had a great time. What a surprise it was. Was a bit nervous she was gonna see us but she didn't.... Read more

  • Used a smart BMI calculator and Im almost a normal weight!!!!

    2/14/2017 3:36:08 PM, by SSMITH762

    Here's my current BMI, i know it's not a great way to measure health, so it's not something I think about, but I was in a mood to calculate it today any way. :). I can't believe that at this time last year I was very obese and now I'm almost a normal weight. It's unreal! Here's a link if you want... Read more

  • Happy Valentine's Day!

    2/14/2017 2:36:34 PM, by MYBESTLIFEISNOW

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  • 2/14/2017 Gratitude

    2/14/2017 1:50:49 PM, by ADRIENALINE

    For Valentine's Day, I am intensely grateful for my husband. We hold that celebrating our love of 43 years on Valentine's Day is only for amateurs. This came about in the 70's when we went to one of our favorite restaurants for Valentine's Day and they had a mega-reduced menu and didn't have any of ... Read more

  • 30wks 4 days

    2/14/2017 11:55:22 AM, by JUSTKD

    Had to turn in my initial blood sugar readings today to the gestational diabetes dr office. She didn't like my fasting #s being over 90, but she's giving me until next Monday to see how I do and recommended more protein at night. I really prefer the diabetic education lady over the dr in that office... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    2/14/2017 11:50:31 AM, by MOMMY445

    happy valentine's day,everyone! my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i heard from a different place regarding a full time job. i will be in touch with them this afternoon, to see what they have to say. have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more